Chapter 668: The Test is Not Simple
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Inside the Dharma Hall, Shi Tianhao looked at Yang Tie before looking at Huang Zhenting. He revealed a comforted look on his face, but it carried a hint of pity too. He nodded his head, “Yang Tie has conceded defeat, so Zhenting only has to kill three Wuyang beasts to emerge victorious.”
Yang Tie nodded his head. Under the work of Shi Tianhao’s powers, he left the battle arena.
And Huang Zhenting quickly killed three Wuyang beasts. He did not seem to have his fill of fun yet. He looked at the remaining Wuyang beasts and sighed, “I wish to have more fun.”
Shi Tianhao laughed, “In the next few rounds, you can have your fill of fun.”
Huang Zhenting did not mind it, but the other Wasteland Valley disciples wore bitter looks on their face. There would be more and more Wuyang beasts in successive rounds.
From the current situation, when there were more Wuyang beasts, at least half of them would surround these Wasteland Valley disciples and not bother about their opponents.
When one faced many enemies, the addition of one extra enemy could make a huge difference.
The rest of disciples from the other factions looked at one another. If they drew disciples from the Wasteland Valley as their opponents, they were at a loss. If they could, they rather spar with Liu Xiafeng, Xu Yunsheng and the others. At least they were able to show what they were good at.
But right now, even if they got Wasteland Valley disciples as their opponents and won, their victory would seem less legitimate. That was because the Wuyang beasts would go for the Wasteland Valley disciples.
Huang Zhenting’s exceptional cultivation was publicly acknowledged. Although he was late to join the sect, he was recognized as the second best in the Wasteland Valley, only losing out to Zhuge Wanqiu.
As Yang Tie faced Huang Zhenting, under normal circumstances, there was no chance of upset. That was why he was willing to concede defeat.
But if it was some other disciple from the other factions that was already stronger than the Wasteland Valley disciple he faced, or if their abilities were roughly similar, the situation would be much more conflicted. As he attacked alongside the Wuyang beasts, his victory would seem less legitimate. Even if he watched from one side, his opponent’s energy would be expended by the Wuyang beasts, which would make it easier for him. If he conceded defeat, he would seem cowardly too.
Inside the Grand Heavens Pavilion, the bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders watched this scene curiously. Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest looked at one another. They were all smiling slightly.
Lin Feng was also smiling slightly. He looked at the Successive Disciples in the Dharma Hall, “Rascals, do all of you think that we are only testing Shi Tianhao’s disciples? We are also testing your judgment skills and characters.”
The other Successive Disciples also slowly streamed into the different Small Worlds to compete.
Only the ones who were drawn with the Wasteland Valley disciples were a little hesitant.
At this point, a dark and thin youth walked forward towards an arena. He was Ying Luozha. The opponent he drew was a Successive Disciple of the Wasteland Valley.
Ying Luozha remained expressionless and looked at the room that Xu Yunsheng and the other five entered. Over these years, the both of them were most outstanding disciples of Zhu Yi.
During the smaller scale competition three months ago, he lost to Xu Yunsheng by a little bit.
“Now is only the beginning!” Ying Luozha snorted and entered the arena. His opponent entered with him too.
As he just entered, the Wuyang beasts were alerted. And the target of the Wuyang beasts were Ying Luozha’s opponent. On the other hand, they ignored Ying Luozha.
But before these Wuyang beasts leaped towards his opponent, Ying Luozha made the first move.
He conjured a spell with his left hand. His right index finger became straight. It was not a sword spell, but he mimicked the action of swinging a dagger. It was as if he was throwing a dagger.
A sharp black light flashed. In the next moment, the protective mechanism of the Dharma Hall was activated.
Ying Luozha’s opponent sighed, “Good method. I have lost.”
Before the ten Wuyang beasts could attack him, Ying Luozha’s opponent had already lost. If this was outside the Dharma Hall, he would have been killed on the spot.
The cultivators from the other sects that were watching were shocked, especially those who were going to socialize with the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Although Ying Luozha’s opponent was in the Intermediate Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage, he was immediately defeated as the competition just started. Everyone else was shocked.
“What was that black light?” A youth from the Huo Clan asked another youth was around 20 years old in terror.
The youth did not look at Ying Luozha, but he turned his attention to Shi Tianhao. His gaze flashed and he was thinking of something.
But although he did not look at Ying Luozha, he knew everything that was happening. He asked, “That is an abhijna that is in total resonance with his soul. The abhijna is guiding the power of his soul and all his energy. But it can’t be used frequently.
“He must have a magic item in the Foundation Establishment Stage. He cultivated it on his own. This magic item is very compatible with both his abhijna and his personality. From the perspective of the Foundation Establishment Stage, its powers are not ordinary. When used in tandem with this abhijna, its powers can reach its limit.”
“This result is not surprising. When he forms the Aurous Core, the magic item will also rise to the Aurous Core Stage. I am quite interested to spar with him.”
Although this youth described it very easily, the younger cultivator beside him could not imagine himself facing Ying Luozha as he recalled what just happened.
Ying Luozha’s opponent was defeated in one stroke and activated the protective mechanism of the Dharma Hall. Naturally, he could not stay on in the arena
As he was taken out of the arena, the Wuyang beasts lost their target.
After hesitating for a while, they started to leap towards Ying Luozha.
Ying Luozha stopped using the black dagger light. He unleashed the Eight Spells of the Heavens and Earth and the Fist of the Eight Trigrams to battle the Wuyang beasts.
He was born in the suburbs, thus hunting was a method he used to survive. He was more adept in dealing with the Wuyang beasts as compared to the rest. Very soon, he killed three Wuyang beasts and obtained the right to move on to the next round.
As Zhao Huan watched Ying Luozha exiting the arena expressionlessly, he revealed a bitter smile on his face, “I feel as if I should give my position to Ying Luozha.”
Liu Xiafeng twisted his head and looked at Xu Yunsheng, “He knew this move three months ago?”
Xu Yunsheng nodded his head, “Yes.”
Liu Xiafeng gave him a thumbs up, “You are not simple.”
“I won by half a stroke. I even thought I lost.” Xu Yunsheng said, “However, he is much stronger than three months ago. Three months ago, he was not that relaxed.”
Liu Xiafeng laughed, “Seems like an intense competition is about to ensue in the Heavenly Temple.”
Xu Yunsheng laughed, “It may not even stop at this competition. It may still go on in the future.”
“Ying Luozha is very strong. Everyone of us know.” Li Xingfei also looked at the arena. “As for Zhenting, although we know he joined us late, his performance today was beyond our expectations.”
“As he was surrounded by the Wuyang beasts, he managed to make it look so easy, as if he was playing a game.”
Zhuge Wanqiu smiled, “Zhenting improves every day. We are all stunned.”
She paused for a while before saying, “In fact, I felt that he let me win three months ago.”
Li Xingfei was shocked. Xu Yunsheng and Liu Xiafeng were stunned too.
Zhuge Wanqiu said, “But I can confirm that he is indeed stronger now.”
In the Wasteland Valley, Zhuge Wanqiu was the earliest to join. Her cultivation was also quite high. She was a well-tempered person too. When Huang Zhenting joined, he was only 4 or 5 years old. Shi Tianhao was also a bearish kid on his own and did not have the patience to take care of him. That was why Zhuge Wanqiu took up half of the burden of taking care of him.
To Huang Zhenting, Zhuge Wanqiu was like an elder sister. They shared a close relationship. In the Wasteland Valley, when she spoke, Huang Zhenting listened to her more. When he was lectured, even if he was indignant, he did not dare to rebut her.
Among the six of them who were in the last 16, they interacted with each other normally. Only Zhou Yuncong stayed at one corner all by himself. He did not speak, as if he was isolated from this world.
He looked at everyone in the arenas quietly and observed their sparring. He corroborated what he saw with what he learnt and was lost in his own world.
Liu Xiafeng would look at him from time and time. He sighed in his heart.
It was not that they ostracized him, but it was just that Zhou Yuncong had a loner personality. He was very cold and did not like socializing. In the same generation of disciples, only Liu Xiafeng could talk to him a little. But most of the time, it was Liu Xiafeng talking. He listened more than he spoke.
Xu Yunsheng, Li Xingfei and the rest looked at Zhou Yuncong with more complex expressions.
Li Xingfei communicated with Liu Xiafeng, “I am not worried about others, but how are the powers of Junior Zhou? After all, we are in the last 16 and we are also going to spar with those from the other sects. Although Junior Zhou is in the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage, I am afraid that he has no practical experience.”
Zhou Yuncong lived very simply and spoke very little. He was as cold as ice and he had very few friends. Furthermore, he cultivated alone under Yang Qing and never sparred with others. Besides his cultivation realm, no one knew how powerful he was. Even the grade of his crucible was unknown. This left Li Xingfei and the rest unsure of him.
Liu Xiafeng heard Li Xingfei’s question and revealed a poker face. He seemed to be distracted and was recalling something.
Only when Li Xingfei looked at him with a weird expression did he regained his awareness. He said, “In terms of practical experience, Yuncong never lacks them.”
Li Xingfei revealed a shocked look, “Do you know something?”