Chapter 1740: The Hidden Card That Collapsed
With a single sword strike, a thunderous sound bellowed following the dazzling three-colored Sword Qi that was sent towards Zhu Tong.
The Sword Force of the strike was incredible as vast Sword Force shot towards the sky like an erupting volcano.
Blinding light swept out through the sky and the few-kilometers-wide Sword Qi painted a moving rainbow in the sky as it instantly flew a kilometer forward in front of Zhu Tong.
“What?” Zhu Tong’s face instantly turned pale with fright. He felt an immense sense of danger from the sword strike.
Without hesitation, Zhu Tong straightened up and a large mirage appeared behind him. This image was a long red snake that burned with flames.
This was Zhu Tong’s Fighting Soul, the Flaming Hot Snake.
Once the Fighting Soul was released, the Fighting Soul’s energy expanded out broadly, causing the aura around Zhu Tong’s body to become even stronger.
Shoosh shoosh shoosh!!!
The long spear in his hand waved wildly as one after another, flaming snakes were slowly released from it. These snakes grouped together and merged to become a massively large, flaming, long snake.
This snake was a few dozen meters long and the might of it spread through the sky. Flames blazed from its body, completely terrifying onlookers.
As the snake merged together, it instantly collided with the three-colored Sword Qi.
With an explosion, the massive flaming snake that had just been formed instantly exploded apart into streaks of fire that rained down from the sky in all directions.
Su Mo’s Sword Qi however, remained strong and sturdy. After destroying the flaming long snake, the power of it was greatly cut but it continued on its path towards Zhu Tong.
Zhu Tong instantly turned pale with fright. However, he had no time to attack nor dodge the Sword Qi already.
With another explosion, the Sword Qi heavily struck Zhu Tong’s body and instantly exploded.
Zhu Tong’s body was instantly flung out over the firmament.
A fresh stream of blood spurted from his mouth and he fell to the ground, evidently having suffered an injury.
At the most important moment, he had mobilized the Dark Force in his body to form a strong protective array around him so that he barely managed to block Su Mo’s Sword Qi.
Hearts jumped in many people’s chest as they bulged their eyes out. Zhu Tong was injured, and he must be about to lose!
Su Mo’s strength was expectedly exceptional. A Rank 6 Martial Honorable to defeat a Rank 9 Martial Honorable went against all odds and it defied all common logic.
Gu Tianyi smiled widely, Su Mo would easily be able to be selected for the Sky Dragon Contest.
On the other hand, the First Prince and the Third Prince had blackened faces. The more exceptionally talented Su Mo was, the more of a threat he was to them.
Everyone stared at Zhu Tong in the sky with hardened faces. Zhu Tong was about to lose.
However, because Zhu Tong had been thrown upward into the sky from the attack and had not been flung out of the boundaries of the Dragon Pillar platform, he had not been defeated yet.
If that was the case, would Zhu Tong still continue fighting?
Everyone turned curious and they stared intently at Zhu Tong, waiting for his answer.
With a steely face, Zhu Tong’s eyes burned with rage as he hovered in mid air above the Dragon Pillar platform.
“Damn it, you actually injured me!”
Zhu Tong glared at Su Mo below him and glowered out loud. He was a Rank 9 Martial Honorable who had been injured by a measly Rank 6 Martial Honorable, this was something that he could not stand.
If he couldn’t defeat Su Mo, he would be utterly humiliated and suffer mocking and jeers from many people.
“You are useless trash, can you not even accept your defeat?”
Su Mo smirked. Zhu Tong couldn’t even accept his own defeat. What a joke!
“You want to die?”
Su Mo’s attitude enraged Zhu Tong even further and he gritted his teeth so hard, blood streamed out of his mouth.
This blood instantly formed a ball and entered the longspear in his hand. In the blink of an eye, Zhu Tong’s longspear radiated blinding blood-red rays of light that were filled with a deadly aura. It was as though it had turned into an ancient beast that was ready to pounce on its prey.
At the same time, Zhu Tong’s face turned as pale as a sheet and the aura around his body dipped significantly.
“Kill!” Zhu Tong yelled out madly as he pierced with his spear. Blinding. blood-red light was like a ray of light from the nine heavens as it shot towards Su Mo at an incredibly fast speed.
This strike encompassed forces out of the limits of what was naturally possible. It was far stronger than Zhu Tong’s previous attack as it sped through the sky at the speed of lightning.
A streak of red light followed the blood-colored spear and, in an instant, it had travelled a kilometer to arrive right before Su Mo’s head.
Everyone’s hearts beat out of their chests in the face of this blow. Zhu Tong did not admit defeat and actually had a strong hidden card he had yet to play.
Su Mo was in danger now!
However, a minority, including the Third Prince, also held a solemn expression on their faces.
That was because after Zhu Tong used this blow, he wouldn’t have any hope of being selected.
He was aware that Zhu Tong’s hidden card was a strong secret art passed down from ancient times.
Yet, although the secret art was strong, the price that one had to pay for using it was also immense.
Hence, after this one blow, even if Zhu Tong defeated Su Mo, his powers would drop significantly and he would be defeated by someone else. By then, he wouldn’t have a chance of being selected.
On the Dragon Pillar, Su Mo’s face started to turn serious as soon as he saw Zhu Tong spit blood.
That was because he had seen this secret art before. It was the same technique Zhu Tong had used to escape the Dark Iron Mine ambush.
Su Mo could feel the auras of the blood-red snake and he instantly merged the five elements Dark Force in his body to Chaotic Energy.
Quickly, he channeled the Chaotic Energy into his stone sword before he condensed it into an attack. Then, he raised the sword above his head and pierced upwards.
At that point, the blood-red spear was already above his head and it instantly collided against the stone sword.
The sound of a sharp sword tearing meat apart echoed through the sky and the massive blood-colored Spear Radiance was torn apart instantly as the residual radiance rained down harmlessly from Su Mo’s sides.
The greyish white chaotic Sword Qi sliced apart the blood-red Spear Radiance as it swept forward towards Zhu Tong with terrifying force.
“What?” Zhu Tong’s heart leapt in fear as he had not expected that his ultimate blow would be blocked by Su Mo!
How could this be?
It was definitely not possible!
Zhu Tong’s heart pumped wildly against his chest in disbelief. By now, the immense Sword Qi was about to hit him and he would be heavily injured by it.
Zhu Tong could only desperately try to dodge the attack.
The group of elders observing the scene exclaimed in shock as they realized that Zhu Tong could be killed by the blow.
Just as the group of elders were about to step forward to help Zhu Tong, the scene changed. Perhaps Zhu Tong was lucky, because right before the Sword Qi was about to hit him, it suddenly self-destructed.
Boom boom boom!!
As the greyish white Sword Qi erupted, a white mushroom cloud formed from its explosion. The explosion shook the skies and a huge shockwave swept out in all directions.
Zhu Tong screamed weakly as his body was flung backward by the shock wave, like a bag of potatoes, out of the platform. Blood spurted out of his mouth unstoppably.