Chapter 1665: Not Qualified?
Ah! Ah! Ah!
Jin Lu, whose body had been deformed, laid paralyzed on the ground and he kept moaning in pain.
Fortunately, it was only his body that had been seriously injured and his brain was fine. Thus, he was not in danger.
The First Prince was the first person to get out of the shock. He immediately made a big fuss out of it.
There was a loud bang as the First Prince smashed the table before him. He stood up and glared at Su Mo, shouting, “Shangguan Hao, how can you be so ruthless! Are you tired of living?”
The First Prince was utterly enraged. The aura on his body surged and it shot up to the sky like a tidal wave.
He was angry as Jin Lu was not only injured. Judging from the situation, he was basically crippled.
When Su Mo heard what the First Prince had said, he simply shrugged and asked, “First Prince, had you not been telling us earlier that it is unavoidable for us to get hurt in the sparring?”
When the First Prince heard that, he was stunned. Indeed, he had been saying it earlier.
However, Shangguan Hao had inflicted serious injuries on this man and he could not take it lying down. He immediately shouted coldly, “It is indeed unavoidable to get hurt. However, you are ruthless. You have hurt him deliberately and I cannot let you off!”
“First Prince, you are wrong. I did not hurt Jin Lu deliberately. I was not aware that he was so weak!” Su Mo said and shook his head. He was not afraid at all.
Su Mo denied that he had hurt Jin Lu on purpose and he put the blame on Jin Lu’s incompetency.
“Don’t make lame excuses. Do you think I am silly?” The First Prince shouted.
“Brother, don’t be angry. Indeed, Shangguan Hao used too much force. I apologize to you on his behalf. After the banquet has ended, I will definitely punish him!” Gu Tianyi said as he cupped his fist at the First Prince.
The First Prince looked ghastly pale. He knew that Gu Tianyi did not mean what he had said. He would not punish Shangguan Hao.
Not only would he not punish Shangguan Hao, he would probably reward him instead!
However, since Gu Tianyi had apologized to him, he had to let it go. After keeping silent for a while, he nodded grudgingly.
The people looked at the First Prince and the Eighth Prince, who had been competing with each other, and they were taken by surprise. They had thought that the Eighth Prince would be humiliated at the banquet but he had turned the table around.
However, compared to the two Princes, the people were more interested in Shangguan Hao.
Although Shangguan Hao did not have a high cultivation level, his combat strength was amazing.
Many people felt that Shangguan Hao looked familiar.
Zhu Ying’s face turned ghastly pale. He had not expected Shangguan Hao to possess such a powerful combat strength.
Zhu Tong and Zhu Ming looked grave. The combat strength that Shangguan Hao had displayed was indeed horrifying.
Zhu Ming, who had wanted to stand up for Zhu Ying, was shivering within himself. He was glad that he did not take Shangguan Hao on, lest he be defeated.
At that moment, two of the First Prince’s men went to the Square to carry Jin Lu down.
“Shangguan Hao, I will make you pay back 100-fold in the future for what you have done this day!” Jin Lu stared at Su Mo angrily and his eyes were bloodshot. He was filled with hatred for Su Mo.
However, he had now lost his combat strength and could only delay revenge for another day.
Su Mo looked indifferent and he ignored Jin Lu. He had never had any regard for him.
Even if their cultivation level had not been suppressed and Jin Lu had resumed his strength at the Peak of Rank 6 Martial Honored Realm, Su Mo was not afraid of him.
Su Mo glanced at Gu Tianyi and saw that Gu Tianyi was looking at him, pleased. He then sent a thought transmission to Su Mo.
“Su Mo, go on to defeat the First Prince!”
When Su Mo heard it, he sighed within himself. He knew that Gu Tianyi would not stop there.
Since the First Prince had provoked Gu Tianyi, he would definitely hit back at him!
Su Mo did not want to go against Gu Tianyi’s wishes. He had protected Su Mo and Su Mo could not disregard it.
Su Mo nodded his head slightly. In that case, he would make Gu Tianyi satisfied this day.
When Su Mo saw that the First Prince had got into his seat, he said, “I have long heard of the First Prince’s talent. You possess the highest level in the Imperial Ancestor Court. Before you reach 100 years old, you will have already reached the Later Stage of Rank 9 Martial Honored Realm. You are the most powerful master among the younger generation in the Holy Dynasty, and I would like to spar with you!”
Su Mo’s voice was clear and loud. What he had said had resounded in the Square and many people were shocked by it.
Shangguan Hao wants to challenge the First Prince! He is so audacious!
The First Prince was the most powerful genius in the Imperial Ancestor Court and he had great combat strength.
Although the sparring was between the same rank, even if the First Prince had his cultivation level suppressed to Rank 1 Martial Honored Realm, he would still have an edge over Su Mo, given his Rank 9 Martial Honored Realm cultivation level.
After all, the mental strength, Martial Arts Technique, toughness of the physique and the understanding of the Ultimacy of a Rank 9 Martial Honored Realm martial artist way surpassed that of a low-rank martial artist.
When the First Prince heard what Su Mo had said, light shot from his eyes. He was provoked.
However, as the most powerful master among the younger generation in the Imperial Ancestor Court, how could he possibly accept Su Mo’s challenge!
That would bring down his status!
Although he wanted to kill Su Mo personally to stand up for Jin Lu, due to his status, he could not do so.
“Shangguan Hao, indeed you have great combat strength. However, you are not qualified to challenge me!” The First Prince said coldly.
“Oh? What do you think I should do in order to be deemed qualified to challenge you?” Su Mo asked.
“You have to defeat all the top geniuses in the Holy Dynasty!” The First Prince replied. Although he had made that comment, he knew that it was a tough mission.
It was impossible to defeat all the top geniuses in the Holy Dynasty as that included those geniuses of the Third Prince and the Second Princess.
“I’ve got it!”
Su Mo nodded when he heard it. He had expected the First Prince to turn down his challenge. In that case, he would defeat all the geniuses in the Imperial Ancestor Court. That was not a problem to him.
When he had done so, the First Prince would not be able to take back his word and he had to accept his challenge.
Su Mo then looked around and asked, “Is there any genius who wants to spar with me?”
When Su Mo threw out the question, there was silence in the entire area. No one wanted to take him on.
Firstly, that was a fight between the Eighth Prince and the First Prince and the rest of them would not want to get involved in it.
Secondly, the combat strength that Su Mo had displayed was mighty. Even Jin Lu was unable to contend with him, let alone the rest of them.
The other 12 forces would not choose such a moment to go to the field either.
When Su Mo saw that no one wanted to take him on, he frowned. How can he defeat all the geniuses in the Imperial Ancestor Court if no one takes him on?
After pondering for a while, Su Mo spoke again, “All the geniuses of the Imperial Ancestor Court, regardless of which camp you are from and which cultivation level you possess, you are welcome to take me on!”
Although everyone heard what Su Mo had said, no one took any action. That made Su Mo speechless.