Chapter 1246: The Battle World
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
In the boundless sky and amid the sea of clouds, a streak of sword radiance tore through the sea of clouds and stirred up a gust of wind.
There was a youth sitting cross-legged with his eyes shut amid the sword radiance.
This young man was none other than Su Mo.
As he hurried on in his journey, he was simultaneously focusing his attention on combining his Spiritual Soul and Martial Soul.
It was a slow, painstaking process. He had to keep trying, keep communicating so that the two souls could eventually come to complement and rely on each other for existence.
The day for his duel date with Leng Jiang was approaching. He had to make good use of his time.
As Su Mo hurried on his journey, the nine palace masters of the Firmament Palace had also set out on their journey into a whole new world to conquer it.
They did not know what laid ahead of them. It may or may not be smooth sailing. As they started off from the Ancient Zhou Star, they hoped to make themselves a name in the Ancientspirit Galaxy.
However, there was also the possibility of not making it in a world strange to them. Regardless of what happened, they were not going to regret taking this risk.
They were geniuses who would naturally refuse to be confined to the small town of Tushan. They were destined for greater things.
There was however one thing that was common among them, which was that they all came from the Firmament Palace. Regardless of how the future turned out to be or how far they travelled, the Firmament Palace would always be their root.
Being unaware of how much time had passed, Su Mo finally opened his eyes.
A gigantic meteorite came into sight ahead of him. It was so gigantic that it seemed to cut off the rest of the heavens and earth from Su Mo.
Su Mo sighed as he realized that he had not managed to elevate his Fight Soul further and the day for his battle with Leng Jiang had arrived.
It was not because he had met with obstacles, but rather, there was too little time.
The Flaming Ghost Sage had revealed to him all the important things regarding transforming the Martial Soul into Fighting Soul. Even though this information as well as knowledge were complete, it was still too difficult for the Fighting Soul to breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Realm within a short span of a few days.
He could sense the imminent union, however, he could not succeed.
“The battle has to go ahead even if I did not manage to breakthrough!” Su Mo muttered, having no intention to draw back.
Although he had always been rather low key, he was really a prideful person. For the longest time, there was no one who was his match among his peers and this had resulted in the opinion that he was invincible.
He would not allow himself to back off from a challenge from his peer.
Su Mo quickly entered Shen Martial Arts Academy and walked into the south court.
The Battle World was a place where the disciples from various martial arts academies battled each other in competitions. Su Mo had found out the entrance to be Tong Yu Hall since a long time back.
The moment he entered the academy, he did not delay further but went straight to Tong Yu Hall and entered the Battle World through the door of light.
Through the door of light, a space transformation brought Su Mo into another world. Su Mo found himself hovering above an ocean.
The ocean was boundless with turmultous waves that continuously made roaring sounds as they surged.
As he lifted his eyes, he saw a dozen islands on the sea surface afar off.
These islands were lined next to each other in a curve that formed a huge circle.
At the center of a circular area with a radius of ten thousand miles, there were two people fighting.
The fierce battle had generated tempestuous waves in a circular area with a radius of tens of thousands miles and as a result, explosive roars could be heard.
Numerous spectators were standing on the surrounding islands, watching the fierce battle while exclamations sounded from time to time.
This was the place where the disciples of Shen Martial Arts Academy fought and competed with each other. The dozens of islands acted as spectator stands and the circle of water in the middle was the fighting ring.
Su Mo was surprised to find that there were others fighting battles here other than himself.
Su Mo immediately flew towards one of the islands, but before he could land on the island, he could sense eyes on him.
He could sense that whoever was staring at him was filled with a killing desire and it sent shivers down his spine.
Su Mo turned to look in the direction and he spotted Leng Jiang standing on the island adjacent to him.
Sparks flew when they locked eyes.
Leng Jiang smiled coldly to reveal a row of pearly whites.
Su Mo was nonchalant. It was apparent that Leng Jiang was all ready to kill him, since he did not make the effort to hide his killing desire.
Standing next to Leng Jiang was a young man named He Chuanyan, who was clad in luxurious clothes. Like Leng Jiang, he was wearing a chilling smile as well as a snigger on his face.
They arrived a few hours back. Having waited for a long time, they were beginning to think that Su Mo was not going to turn up after all.
At this moment when Su Mo appeared, they finally felt at ease.
In a flash, Su Mo landed on the island.
Standing on the top of a hill, Su Mo trained his eyes on the battle at the middle of the sea.
The battling pair were strong and capable. Their cultivation was easily at the Lv 3 Martial Emperor Realm and the battle was at its fiercest.
However, they were rather evenly matched so neither was having the upper hand to defeat the other at this stage.
“Su Mo, there was no way you could emerge victorious at your current level of cultivation!” The Flaming Ghost Sage’s voice rang in Su Mo’s head. He was not confident of Su Mo’s chances.
He was worried that he would go down with Su Mo if Su Mo got killed.
It would be impossible for him to escape from Shen Martial Arts Academy.
“Then are you able to help me in any way so I could win?” Su Mo asked. The Flaming Ghost Sage, being an expert, might come out with some genius ideas which might turn the situation around.
“I do have an idea, however, it is too late now!” the Flaming Ghost Sage sighed.
Hearing those words, Su Mo’s mouth twitched with rage. The Flaming Ghost Sage should have told him earlier if he had a way to guarantee his victory instead of telling him now that it was too late.
“Tell me the solution!” Su Mo said with a straight face.
“Forget it, it’s no use now! I can teach you if you survive this battle!” said the Flaming Ghost Sage.
“Damn it!” Su Mo was a little worked up, was this old guy trying to play with him?
Nevertheless, he did not dare to be rude to the Flaming Ghost Sage even though he was rather mad, he was going to need his guidance later on.
Suddenly, two loud bangs sounded and two figures, one of a man and the other of a woman, rose into the air from another small island and landed in front of Su Mo.
They were none other than Nie Qian and Han Ying.
“Sigh! Brother Su, you came after all!” Nie Qian sighed and revealed a worried look on his face.
To him, Su Mo was surely going to be defeated in his battle with Leng Jiang. There was a slim chance Su Mo would be victorious.
“Brother Su, how confident are you in remaining undefeated?” Han Ying asked softly.
It was interesting how Han Ying phrased her question. She was not asking how confident Su Mo was to win, rather how confident he was not to be beaten!
It was because it was impossible for Su Mo to defeat Leng Jiang. It would be good enough if he could keep from being defeated.
If he could drag the time longer, he could escape later on.
“I don’t have that confidence!” Su Mo shook his head in helplessness.
“What…!” why did he turn up if he was not confident?
“Brother Su, there’s no need for you to fight to your death with Leng Jiang! You ought to be more prudent!” Nie Qian warned.
“That’s right! Preserve your life for this time. With your talent, you will catch up with Leng Jiang in a year’s time!” Han Ying said in agreement.
Both of them were not for the idea of Su Mo battling Leng Jiang, lest he lost his life.
Su Mo sighed, being aware of their good intentions. Although he was not confident to win, he was sure he could preserve his life.
In other words, even if he were to be defeated, it would not be easy for Leng Jiang to take his life.
“Be at ease! I am taking a moment to calm my breath in preparation for the fight!”
Su Mo shook his head and stopped talking. He sat cross-legged and continued to blend his Spiritual Soul and Martial Soul.
By now, he had a deeper understanding of how to blend the Spiritual Soul and Martial Soul. The two souls had begun to complement each other better. However, there still seemed to be an invisible barrier dividing the two souls, so much so that Su Mo was unable to cross the threshold.
As he swept his eyes across the ring of islands, Su Mo spotted another familiar figure.
Standing at the foot of an old tree on one of the islands, Master Mu Li, who was clad in a flowy white robe, stood there in silence.
Su Mo knew Mu Li was here to witness his battle with Leng Jiang.