Chapter 567: A Battle of Females
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Bai Xiqian’s words did not change Li Yuanfang’s mind. Instead, Ding Runfeng’s words made him unable to respond.
Li Yuanfang’s heart was resolute and very few people can affect him. However, he was a rather simple person and Ding Runfeng’s words made him deeply unhappy.
Li Yuanfang frowned and stared at Bai Xiqian and Ding Runfeng without saying anything. Instead, he used his palms to cast a spell formation. A spell formation appeared in the air. That was enough to demonstrate his stance. You can say all you want but I wouldn’t change my mind.
“Is it only his words that are impolite?” At this point, a clear voice sounded from the distance.
The voice was pleasing to the ears but icy-cold.
In the next instant, the crowd began to part. They saw a young woman clad in purple robes moving at lightning-speed to the lakeside. Her red hair flew loose in the wind like a ball of fire. In the dark of the night, she was extremely eye-catching.
A pair of bright-red pupils that burned swept over Ding Runfeng and Bai Xiqian. The young woman’s long, thin eyebrows, that resembled droplets of blood dripping off a sword, arched as she said, “All you know how to do is to waggle your tongues like housewives. So this is the caliber of Great Void Sect disciples?”
After saying that, everyone broke out in chatter. “What a fellow! These words are heavy indeed. How would the Great Void Sect disciples take such an insult?”
Someone then said, “I recognize her! She’s the Fourth Disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Yue Hongyan!”
The color on Ding Runfeng’s face faded as he stared coldly at Yue Hongyan. “Does everyone in your honorable sect like to engage in a battle of words?”
Yue Hongyan stared at him coldly and said, “A battle of words? I am not interested in talking crap with you lot. Earlier on, you said mentioned ‘planet’ and ‘comet’. Very good, let us use our powers to see who is the ‘comet’ and who is the ‘planet’.”
A fire danced in her bright-red pupils. She flipped her palms and a golden-colored pole-ax appeared. She said quietly, “I’m Yue Hongyan of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. May this fellow Taoist of the Great Void Sect show us what he got.”
The crowd bubbled in excitement. No one would have thought that the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Great Void Sect would start their battle so quickly. Today, they were about to witness the battle between the new, upcoming power in the Divine Lands and the old, established hegemon. Everyone’s eyeballs were fixated on the sight before them.
Yue Hongyan turned to look at Li Yuanfang and said apologetically, “I’m sorry for stealing your opponent. However, I don’t intend to fight him using spells only. Today, we will determine who’s the better overall fighter.”
She did not thank Li Yuanfang for stepping up. She seemed to imply that Li Yuanfang was one of them.
Hence, she did not thank Li Yuanfang for his action. Instead, she just apologized to him for stealing his opponent.
However, just as Yue Hongyan said that, a commotion sounded through the crowd. That was because Yue Hongyan’s intent was akin to challenging the Great Void Sect disciples to a deathmatch.
This battle was not one that Li Yuanfang could take part in. The opponent was an Aurous Core stage cultivator and he was not yet past the Foundation Establishment stage. While he could compared their knowledge in terms of spell formations, in a deathmatch he would be the first to die.
Li Yuanfang understood the meaning within Yue Hongyan’s statement. He looked at her, nodded and stepped aside.
Ding Runfeng’s face too changed as he sneered coldly, “Everyone says that the Celestial Sect of Wonders is arrogant. Today, it really does appear so.”
Yue Hongyan then said coldly, “You insulted my sect and my master. Please have something to show for it, like the capability to beat me in a fight, if not, hmph!”
“Do you think I’m scared of you?” Ding Runfeng asked. “The Celestial Sect of Wonders claim to be invincible against all those in the same level? What arrogance! Have you ever held this statement up against the disciples of Mount Baiyun? Today, I will teach you a lesson you will know who’s number one in the Divine Lands.”
He was about to strike when Bai Xiqian suddenly extended a gentle palm and placed it on his shoulder. She said, “Senior Ding, let Xiqian take this round.”
Ding Runfeng was stunned as he arched his eyebrows. “You…”
Bai Xiqian smiled slightly and shook her head. She smiled towards Yue Hongyan and said, “Taoist Yue, what do you think?”
The white-robed young girl’s appearance was feminine and pretty. She exuded an amicable air and she was extremely well-mannered and polite. Everyone gasped collectively.
The battle here attracted the attention of more and more people. Many Nascent Soul stage cultivators observed Bai Xiqan’s behavior and nodded, “An immediate disciple of the Great Void Sect. Extraordinary indeed.”
Bai Xiqian’s smile was warm and without any sign of aggression. She looked at Yue Hongyan.
Yue Hongyan then said, “If you think you have a stronger chance, then come at me by all chance. I don’t mind.”
Bai Xiqian replied, “That’s not the case. Taoist Yue, you are a woman. Let Xiqian spar with you. We are both women. Let’s not try to make the fight ugly.”
“Why so pretentious?” snorted Yue Hongyan. “I allow you to fight for him because of one reason.”
“You are stronger than him. That’s the only reason.”
After saying that, the Nascent Soul stage cultivators on-scene did not react. Everyone else was in an uproar as their gaze swept over the delicate, white-clad young girl.
Li Yuanfang, Luo Qingwu, and Jun Zining were all shocked too as they stared at Bai Xiqian.
Yue Hongyan looked at Bai Xiqian and shook her head, “What nonsense is it about fighting with me just because I’m a female? What do you mean to let us try to not the make the fight ugly?”
“In your eyes, does being a girl make us inferior to men? Or does that it make us superior? Do you think with your status as a girl boys should make allowances for you? Or do you think that boys aren’t fit to battle you?”
Yue Hongyan’s expression was calm. “On a battlefield, between life and death, who cares if you are a boy or a girl? Let’s not talk about other aspects. For me, I don’t think there’s a difference whether you are a girl or boy in terms of battling techniques.”
The red-haired young woman slashed a single line through the air with her Golden Dragon Demon Battle Pole-Ax and pointed the sharp tip at Bai Xiqian. “If you want to fight, then fight. I won’t fight you because you are a girl like me. I’ll fight you because you are a stronger than him and hence, a better opponent.”
In her gaze, there were hints of mockery. “You already know that you are better than him, so why do you need these funny excuses?”
Ding Runfeng said nothing while Bai Xiqian sighed and shook her head slowly, “Taoist Yue, you are mistaken. Xiqian does not wish to past herself off as humble. It’s because with my current mastery, I won’t be able to overcome my bottleneck.”
“However, if Taoist Yue wishes to fight, then I’ll naturally entertain your request.”
A rune floated between her eyebrows, which then turned into little dots of light. Finally, they disappeared.
At the same time, one black and one white bolt of mana rushed out from her body and turned into two ferocious dragons. They encircled her.
“This is…late Aurous Core stage,” someone gasped in the crowd. “She cultivated the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void! That’s the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void!”
At that moment, Bai Xiqian, while still feminine and delicate, exuded a much different aura as compared to her earlier self. A powerful mana coursed through her body, one that was more powerful than Ding Runfeng’s.
“Taoist Yue, show me what you got,” Bai Xiqian extended a white, delicate palm. In the center of her palm, a long black metal whip appeared.
This was no ordinary soft whip. Neither was it a long whip. Instead, it was long, thick and heavy. Every segment of it felt like several ferocious dragons coiled together. They were as thick as a metal rod. It was a great metal whip that had been used by ancient generals to kill their enemies from horseback.
This whip was longer than Bai Xiqian’s height. It was as thick as a bowl and its black body exuded an odd purplish-red light. Those were the blood of those slew by the whip, which included pure-blooded Primordial Age monsters and powerful human cultivators.
The ferocious and violent aura of the whip blasted through the air, shocking everyone present.
“This is a Nascent Soul stage magic item. The Great Void Sect possesses such a powerful and violent magic item?” Everyone asked as they trembled.
“This is the Huntian Demon-Breaking Whip!” Someone said with much difficulty. “The Great Void Sect’s Yin Yang Mantra of the Void will produce many types of powerful moves. They are known as the Eight Styles of Huntian. They are the most powerful spells in the entire Great Void Sect and are used to defend their mountain. They brimmed with an uncharacteristic amount of brutality and strength.”
“The Huntian Demon-Breaking Whip is magic item forged from one of the Eight Styles of Huntian, however… no one would have thought that such a delicate girl would wield the most ferocious move of the Great Void’s Sect Eight Styles of Huntian.”
At this point, due to the contrast, Bai Xiqian was the center of attraction.
Even at that moment, Bai Xiqian still exuded a warm, soft aura. It was as if she could not bear to kill a single living thing.
However, in her right hand, she held a long, thick metal whip. The effect on one’s eyes is stunning.
In comparison, Bai Xiqian’s whip was terrifying than Yue Hongyan’s Golden Dragon Demon Battle Pole-Ax in terms of appearance. It gave off a more violent air and was much more terrifying.
Everyone looked at the two beauties, both carrying violent and ferocious weapons, and felt a sense of confusion.
Yue Hongyan was fearless. She looked at Bai Xiqian and laughed.
She did not say anything more. She stomped her foot and the ground began to shake. Her entire body had turned into a red bolt of lightning and she rushed towards Yue Hongyan.
The Golden Dragon Demon Battle Pole-Ax was not raised but instead, it dragged on the ground. Sparks flew everywhere and a deep cut was left in its wake.
Right before Yue Hongyan reached Bai Xiqian, her hand slammed downwards and the Golden Dragon Demon Battle Pole-Ax came alive like a dragon. It sprang up from the ground and glowed with golden light as it came crashing down on Bai Xiqian’s head.
“Is this the Golden Dragon Demon Battle Pole-Ax of the Marquis of Jingheng?” Bai Xiqian asked softly. She did not move. Suddenly her right hand moved slightly. Her fragile-looking wrist suddenly gripped the Huntian Huntian Demon-Breaking Whip tightly
In the next instant, the Huntian Demon-Breaking Whip came down towards Yue Hongyan’s head in a straight line.
“Boom!” Wherever the whip crossed, the void where it was appeared to have been reduced to a patch of chaos. The powerful energy shocked everyone.
Bai Xiqian’s move fought offense with offense. She sought to take its enemy down with it.
She may appear delicate, but her battling style was violence and tyrannical like the Huntian Demon-Breaking Whip.
“Good move!” Looking at the situation, Yue Hongyan laughed instead. She did not care about Bai Xiqian’s retaliation but instead, it came straight towards Bai Xiqian.
It was a battle to see whether Bai Xiqian’s whip would smash Yue Hongyan’s brains open, or whether Yue Hongyan’s pole-ax would slice Bai Xiqian in half!
The battle between the two women was truly underway. It resembled a battle to the death!