Chapter 1456: Must Not Be Defeated Again!
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
In the fighting ring.
The Fight meet continued and there seemed to be no end to it. One after another, young martial artists went into the fighting ring to compete with each other. Some of them were on par with their opponents and they had to spar for quite a while before a winner could emerge. Some of the sparring ended after one blow.
Ling Feng from the Shining Spiritual Tribe moved behind his opponent and before his opponent even realized it, he had been defeated with one blow.
When You Lang from Roaring Sky Wolf Tribe lifted up his head and roared, his opponent shivered as he was scared out of his wits and immediately admitted defeat.
Other than Ling Feng and You Lang, there were other gifted geniuses from Imperial Sword Faction and Thundercloud Birds Tribe as well.
Zhuo Jianhao from Imperial Sword Faction was a Natal Swordsman. Without using his Spiritual Sword, he had already sent his opponent flying by using an ordinary sword.
Lei Yunhao from Thundercloud Birds Tribe was powerful as well. He spit out a Thunder Ball and it burnt his opponent up and nearly killed him.
There would be a gifted genius from every big force. Other than the top geniuses, there were other powerful geniuses among them who were slightly less powerful than them.
Although Yan Huo from Black Flame Tribe and Mo Lang from Roaring Sky Wolf Tribe were not as powerful as Yang Tiancheng and Yan Lantian, they were more powerful than Lin Huang and Tang Gu.
After a long while, the first round of sparring came to a close.
Regardless of whether one had been challenged or had challenged someone else, they could not get into the fighting ring again. One had to wait for the next round before being able to fight again. That was the rule of the Fight meet
“Su Mo, our Path Sect used to be powerful among the seven big forces. However, during the past century, we have been unable to recruit gifted geniuses as disciples and thus the strength of our disciples and the rest of the forces have started to grow far apart!”
Feng Guang, who was beside Su Mo, started to drone on. He shook his head and looked helpless.
“If that is the case, why did Path Sect not recruit more gifted geniuses?” Su Mo asked flatly.
When Feng Guang heard Su Mo’s question, he shook his head and replied, “Do you think that that is easy to do? It is not easy to find gifted geniuses!”
“That’s true!” Su Mo nodded.
At that moment, the elder robed in brown who was in charge of the sparring stood up at the Northern Stand and shouted loudly, “The first round of fighting has ended. The second round starts now!”
When Su Mo heard that, he was shocked. Before he could even take part in the first round, it had ended.
Su Mo shook his head. Since the first round had ended, he would take part in the second round!
He would have one point less since he did not take part in one of the rounds but it would not affect him.
No one could possibly win every round. He would simply choose the one who scored the highest amount of points.
“Su Mo, you shouldn’t have come to watch the fight!” Feng Guang said.
“Why not?” Su Mo asked.
“You have seen the awkward situation that we are in and you must be looking down on us!” Feng Guang sighed. Since Su Mo had seen how badly the disciples of Path Sect had fared, he must have a bad impression of Path Sect.
When Su Mo heard that, he shook his head and replied, “Elder Feng, don’t worry! Path Sect will not come last in this Fight meet. We will get the number one position!”
“Get the number one position?”
When Feng Guang heard what Su Mo had said, he smiled bitterly and said, “You don’t have to tell me falsehoods to console me. That’s impossible!”
Feng Guang did not believe that the disciples of Path Sect would get the number one position. They would not even make the top ten, let alone the number one position!
“It is possible!” Su Mo said flatly, with confidence.
When Feng Guang saw Su Mo’s determined look, he shook his head and wondered tow himself whether something was not right with Su Mo.
Get the number one position?
The disciples of Path Sect did not have the ability to contend with the disciples from the other six big forces. The situation was so obvious, yet Su Mo seemed oblivious to it.
Sage-to-be Zhen Gu, the elders of Path Sect, and the other disciples heard Su Mo’s comment.
Sage-to-be Zhen Gu frowned and the other disciples looked angrily at Su Mo.
“Su Mo, are you trying to be sarcastic?” Lin Huang said coldly. Su Mo was apparently making fun of them by commenting that the disciples of Path Sect could get the number one position when they had been defeated.
“Su Mo, you are here to watch the fight, so shut your mouth and stop spouting nonsense!” Lu Gang shouted.
Su Mo was stunned and he turned around to look at the disciples. All the disciples of Path Sect were looking angrily at him and even Sage-to-be Zhen Gu was looking gloomily at him. Suddenly, Su Mo became speechless.
He shook his head and did not argue with them. Time would prove him right.
At that moment, the second round of fighting began.
The elder dressed in brown who was in charge of the sparring was well aware of the number of Rank 9 Martial Emperor Realm disciples of each force, thus when he knew that everyone was present, he announced that the second round of challenges had begun. He did not miss anyone out.
However, Su Mo, who was only at Rank 8 Martial Emperor Realm, was not included in his count. Apparently, no one thought that Su Mo was taking part in the Fight meet.
The fight went on. The winners were high-spirited while the ones who had been defeated looked dejected.
Although many disciples from Path Sect had taken part in the sparring, only three of them managed to win the fight. Most of them were defeated.
After one of the fights, Yan Huo from Black Flame Tribe went into the fighting ring and challenged Lu Gang.
“Lu Gang, it is time for us to spar with each other!” Yan Huo looked at Lu Gang and his eyes were filled with a fighting spirit.
The atmosphere of the Fighting Ground became hyped up again.
“Hahaha! The show is about to start! If Lu Gang is being defeated, the three top geniuses from Path Sect will have failed badly!”
“If Lu Gang is defeated, Path Sect can pack up and go back. They can forget about taking part in the rest of the fights!”
“You can’t be sure who will win in this fight!”
“That’s right! Although Lu Gang is not as powerful as Yan Lantian, his strength is on par with Yan Huo!”
The people on the Fighting Ground started to talk about the fight that was about to take place. Although it was not a fight between gifted geniuses, it concerned the performance of Path Sect and thus many people were looking forward to seeing the outcome.
Lu Gang slowly stood up and clenched his fists. His eyes were filled with fighting spirit as well.
“Lu Gang, you must not be defeated!”
Sage-to-be Zhen Gu’s voice sounded in Lu Gang’s ear and he sounded grim.
Sage-to-be Zhen Gu could only accept Lu Gang to be defeated by Yan Lantian and Yang Tiancheng. He must not be defeated by Yan Huo.
Yan Huo was considered a top genius among the seven big forces but he was not a gifted genius. Path Sect would be put to shame if Lu Gang was unable to defeat him.
Lu Gang felt the burden on his shoulders when he heard what Sage-to-be Zhen Gu had said. However, he nodded and flew toward the fighting ring.
Lu Gang and Yan Huo were some distance apart when they were in the fighting ring.
“Lu Gang, you are so presumptuous! Show me what you are capable of!” Yan Huo curled up his lips into a derisive smile as he looked at Lu Gang.
“Compared to you, I am already very humble!” Lu Gang replied, looking sharply at Yan Huo as the Dark Force circled around his fists.
“Two of your geniuses have been defeated. If you get defeated as well, your Path Sect can pack up and get out of the Fight meet!”
Yan Huo said with a smile as he gave Lu Gang a mocking look. Black Flame Tribe and Path Sect were at odds with each other and Yan Huo would not miss out any opportunity to attack Path Sect.
“Hahaha! Indeed. Path Sect can back out from the Fight meet!”
“If all the top geniuses have been defeated, what is the point of staying on?”
“It will be a total failure!”
“There is not a single powerful genius in Path Sect!”
Many disciples from Black Flame Tribe mocked Path Sect after they heard what Yan Huo had said and they started to laugh out loud.
“You are too much!”
All the disciples of Path Sect were angry. The disciples of Black Flame Tribe were too presumptuous.
However, the disciples of Black Flame Tribe were powerful and the disciples of Path Sect lost out to them, thus they could only take the humiliation.
When they were more powerful in the future, they would restore glory to Path Sect.
Sage-to-be Zhen Gu, Elder Feng Guang, and the other elders looked pale and their faces darkened when they heard the comments from the disciples of Black Flame Tribe.
However, they kept quiet. They could not deny the fact that the weak had no right to make any comment.
The elders of Path Sect started to regret accepting the task of accompanying the geniuses to the Fight meet as they were making fools of themselves!
They could only pray that Lu Gang would be able to defeat Yan Huo and bring glory to Path Sect!