Chapter 1738: A Godly Talent Indeed
Su Mo did not continue waiting because Ren Tianya and the skinny Rank 9 Martial Honorable Realm young man had showed Zhu Tong and Xu Feng’s real strengths.
As such, there was no need for him to continue waiting as he decided to take a Dragon Pillar for himself quickly and be selected for the Sky Dragon Contest.
Very quickly, Su Mo stepped onto the Dragon Pillar platform. His opponent, Zhu Tong stood in front of him.
That’s right, Su Mo’s chosen competitor was Zhu Tong.
He originally wanted to challenge the First Prince since he and the First Prince had some conflicts in the past. At the birthday banquet previously, he had wanted to challenge the First Prince but didn’t get the chance to.
Yet, after considering that no one had challenged the First Prince, leaving his true strength a mystery, Su Mo decided not to take the risk and challenge Zhu Tong instead.
As for why he didn’t challenge Xu Feng, it was because Xu Feng had a Sacred Weapon that placed his strength at a higher level than Zhu Tong’s.
Granted, Su Mo had his own Sacred Weapon and an Upper Sacred Weapon at that. However, he wouldn’t use it as he didn’t want anyone to have a look at it.
Especially if the king wanted his Upper Sacred Weapon, Su Mo would be in trouble.
Gu Tianyi’s eyes flashed. Was Zhu Tong Su Mo’s choice? Choosing Zhu Tong was indeed the best choice!
Everyone turned curious as soon as they saw Su Mo on stage. Was the infamous godly talent of the Ancientspirit Galaxy that the Sorcerer Tribe couldn’t even kill finally about to act?
What was the strength of the Rank 6 Martial Honorable, Su Mo? Could he stand up to a Rank 9 Martial Honorable?
Everyone paid close attention to see Su Mo’s strength.
The Rank 9 Martial Honorable, Hua Xun was the First Prince’s man and he had just wanted to challenge Zhu Tong before Su Mo. Yet, seeing that Su Mo acted first, he remained in his spot.
All eyes fell upon Su Mo.
A cold smirk curled up the First Prince’s lips as he glared down at Su Mo. He did not believe that Su Mo’s strength could overcome the 3 rank difference between himself and Zhu Tong to attain victory.
Darkness flashed over the Third Prince’s face. Zhu Tong was his subordinate and he didn’t want Zhu Tong to lose.
Second Princess, Gu Feifei, wore an interested expression. She was curious as to whether Su Mo, at his cultivation rank, could defeat Zhu Tong.
The muscular and stern-faced king raised his eyebrows as soon as he saw Su Mo and he carefully surveyed Su Mo’s aura.
It was strange for a Rank 6 Martial Honorable to challenge a Rank 9 Martial Honorable.
“Who is that?” The king softly asked a person beside him. He didn’t recognize Su Mo.
“Your majesty, that man is Su Mo and he is a godly talent!” An elder bowed towards the king as he replied. He was aware that the king had been in cultivation seclusion in the past few years and had not listened to the rumors about Su Mo.
“Oh, is he exceptional in any way?” The king’s curiosity was peaked. What king of a godly talent in the Rank 6 Martial Honorable Realm would have the confidence to challenge a Rank 9 Martial Honorable?
There was a large difference of 3 ranks between them.
The 3 rank difference was equivalent to the difference between a Rank 1 Martial Emperor and a Rank 9 Martial Emperor.
“Your majesty, please let me brief you about what happened!” The elder’s voice deepened before he explained in detail what Su Mo had done.
At that point, Su Mo and Zhu Tong were already sizing each other up on the Dragon Pillar platform.
“Su Mo, I am surprised that you returned alive!” Zhu Tong said in a loud voice, his confidence brimming.
Previously, he had lost to Su Mo at the Second Princess’ birthday banquet due to the suppression of both their cultivation ranks to the same rank. However, he was now 3 ranks higher than Su Mo.
Granted, he didn’t underestimate Su Mo because at the Dark Iron Mine previously when they were ambushed, Su Mo displayed the strength of a Rank 6 Martial Honorable even though he was only a Rank 3 Martial Honorable.
Furthermore, Su Mo also had a Glazed Pagoda that was evidently a Sacred Weapon. However, Zhu Tong wasn’t aware of what rank the Sacred Weapon was.
“It is also a great joy that you managed to escape the ambush!” Su Mo said in a deep voice. It was truly a marvel that Zhu Tong had been able to escape from the circumstances that he was in.
“Let’s not waste anymore words. I will tell you the truth of what a wrong decision it was for you to challenge me!” With that, Zhu Tong raised the red longspear in his arm and thrust it at Su Mo. Spear Radiance poured out of the tip of the spear as though a snake was spitting out poison.
This time, Zhu Tong was determined to completely crush Su Mo and wash away the humiliation of being defeated by Su Mo in the same-rank battle previously.
He could have an excuse for losing to Su Mo when they were of the same cultivation rank. However, Su Mo was three ranks lower than him and he definitely could not lose.
“It is a pity that things won’t go as you wish!” Sword Radiance flashed in Su mo’s arm and the stone sword appeared.
“Words are meaningless, attack me!”
Zhu Tong scoffed coldly before he attacked. The longspear in his hand suddenly pierced out.
In an instant, bright red Spear Radiance mirrored a long finger that poked through the sky. At an unfathomable speed, it approached Su Mo for a fatal strike.
The Spear Radiance encompassed in this spear attack was solid and strong. Light from it lit up the sky and it had forces strong enough to tear the heavens and break apart the earth.
In the blink of an eye, the Spear Radiance was right in front of Su Mo’s chest.
However, Su Mo was strong and he was prepared for the sudden attack. As such, he was completely calm and relaxed.
The stone sword in his hand was raised as three-colored Sword Qi circulated around it. A strong Sword Force filled the sky and heavily struck against Zhu Tong’s spear.
A loud explosion sounded as the stone sword accurately sliced apart the Spear Radaince, causing the sharp Spear Radiance to immediately crumble apart into a downpour of light streaks that rained down through the sky.
Many people who saw this sucked in a cold breath of air. Su Mo was a godly talent indeed!
The rumors were not exaggerating his strength!
It was heard that Su Mo was a godly talent that appeared once in a millennia and whose powers were exceptional. He had a strength that was more than ten times that of those in the same rank as him and everyone could tell that the rumors were true from the sword strike that Su Mo displayed.
The First Prince, Second Princess, Third Prince and Gu Tianyi stared intently at the battle. They understood Su Mo’s strength to a better extent and hence, were not very surprised by what he had displayed.
However, although the four princes and princess wasn’t taken aback. The king had his eyes gleaming with brilliance as he saw Su Mo’s attack.
As he heard the elder’s explanation of Su Mo and watched Su Mo’s strength, he involuntarily nodded his head. This disciple was extraordinary and if the Imperial Ancestor Court Faction could control him, he would bring great benefits to the faction.
However, it was still unknown whether he could overcome the 3 rank gap between himself and Zhu Tong to defeat him.
On the Dragon Pillar platform, Zhu Tong did not hesitate to strike again after seeing his first attack crumble apart.
“True Sun Fire Snake!” Zhu Tong shouted out madly. He crazily brandished the longspear in his hand, causing blazing-hot flames to erupt from the long spear and a heat wave to sweep out through the air.
Shoosh shoosh shoosh!
In an instant, three 10,000 foot long fire snakes flew through the air like dragons and pounced towards Su Mo with devastating strength.
The force of these fire snakes was slightly higher than when Zhu Tong had used the attack against Ren Tianya previously.
Blazing-hot fires caused the entire scene to turn into a furnace as the temperature in the Empty World soared uncontrollably and caused the empty space to burn.
Zhu Tong cultivated martial arts that were fire-based and also comprehended a fire Ultimacy. The two were compatible with each other.
In actual fact, his strength did not surpass those in the same rank as him by a lot, but what made him special was his ability to comprehend Ultimacy.
His fire Ultimacy was the middle of the Rank 3 Realm and hence, it increased his fighting strength by two times.
Although it was only a two-times increase, it was enough to enable him to easily defeat a Rank 9 Martial Honorable.