Chapter 291: The Era of Heros
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
Lie Huo flew toward Su Mo like a bolt of lightning.
“Die!” With a roar of anger, Lie Huo struck at Su Mo with his palm.
The powerful palm print that went toward Su Mo, scalded like a flame and turned everything it passed to ashes.
Su Mo had no choice but to give up on killing Jin Yang in order to evade the attack.
Although the attack was fast, Su Mo could easily dodge it since it was 1000 meters away.
“Lie Huo, how dare you!” The Second Elder also flew in and shielded Su Mo with his body.
“Hmph!” Lie Huo snorted and did not attack again. He continued toward Jin Yang without slowing down, since Jin Yang’s life mattered more than killing Su Mo.
He landed on a small mountain nearby and soon found Jin Yang amidst a pile of rocks.
Lie Huo turned anxious when he saw that Jin Yang was bleeding from multiple body parts and was on the verge of death.
“Jin Yang!” Lie Huo shouted as he quickly inspected Jin Yang’s injuries, and his face turned dark right away.
Four of his ribs were broken, his internal organs were severely damaged, and even many of his meridians were broken, all by Su Mo’s strength.
Lie Huo was infuriated. Jin Yang’s injuries were too severe! It would take at least one to two months for him to recover!
Most importantly, the broken meridians would not recover easily, unlike his bones and internal organs.
Even with the Scorching Sun Sect’s resources, it would take at least about half a year to heal Jin Yang.
However, the Top-100-talent Competition was in less than two months time. This meant that Jin Yang would miss the competition!
“Scumbag, you’re too cruel!” Lie Huo turned and stared at Su Mo intensely.
“I’m cruel?” Su Mo scoffed at Lie Huo and continued to say, “If I could not beat him, I would be dead by now!”
The Second Elder sneered as well and retorted, “You Scorching Sun geezer, Jin Yang is lucky to be alive! You should thank Su Mo for sparing him!”
“You…” Lie Huo was enraged, and his Genuine Vitality surged with murderous intent.
At this moment, Jin Yang started coughing vigorously and said weakly, “First Elder, hurry… hurry up and bring me back… back for treatment!”
Lie Huo palmed his cheek and realized that he was being stupid. He was so overwhelmed with anger that he almost forgot that stabilizing Jin Yang’s injuries was the most important task at hand.
Lie Huo picked Jin Yang up and returned to their residence directly.
After Lie Huo had left, the Second Elder complimented Su Mo with a big smile, saying, “Well done!”
He was still shocked. Despite knowing that Su Mo was strong, he could not help but be stunned as he watched Su Mo overpower Jin Yang.
Su Mo shook his head and said with a smile, “It’s nothing!”
“Oh?” the Second Elder laughed and continued, “Seems like your goal is to beat the geniuses from other countries and enter the List of Top 100 Talents!”
Su Mo just smiled and did not reply.
To be honest, he was not too concerned about getting on the list, as it was just a title. If he was strong enough, entering the list or not would make no difference!
Of course, since he was going to participate in the competition, he would try his best to get a good ranking.
“Let’s go back!” The two of them then returned to the square.
When Su Mo came back, everyone’s attention was on him.
Everyone was gazing at him with different emotions, but they were either awestruck, jealous, envious, or adoring Su Mo.
After a while, the hosting elder declared loudly, “I’ll now announce the 10 winners from the third group!”
“They are: Su Mo, Jin Yang, Xie Tianjue, Qi Hua…”
The hosting elder announced the 10 names in sequence. Although Jin Yang and Xie Tianjue had both lost a round, they were still in the top 10.
Xia Han, the Gale Island’s core disciple, who was in the same group as Su Mo, did not make it into the top 10 due to the fact that she lost multiple rounds.
“Now, the 30 winners from the three groups shall proceed onto the stage to receive your participation token for the Top-100-talent Competition!” the hosting elder said.
Su Mo and the rest then flew toward the stage one after another. An elder from the Scorching Sun Sect took a token for Jin Yang, who had left to receive treatment.
Immortal Wande sat on the spectators stand and glanced at them before saying loudly, “Congratulations on earning the rights to participate in the Top-100-talent Competition. If you want to enter the list and become known across the whole Hong Domain, you’ll have to fight for it with your own strength!”
The winners nodded. Indeed, they had merely earned the right to participate in the competition, and it was nothing to be proud of.
Immortal Wande flipped his palm, revealing a purple glow. He then waved his palm, and dozens of streams of purple light flew toward the winners.
Su Mo grabbed the purple light that flew toward him and took a close look. It was a purple metallic token the size of an egg with a big “100” written on it.
“Alright, I hope to see some of you rise to the occasion and spread your fame across the Hong Domain in the competition two months later, on the fifth of July!”
Immortal Wande then turned to look at Yun Jiankong, the best in the Four Talents of Skymoon Country, and said, “Yun Jiankong, you’ve managed to hit the 98th position previously. Now that three years have passed, you will likely be off the list if you have not made great improvements!”
“Oh?” Yun Jiankong was startled. He then cupped his fist to Immortal Wande and asked, “May I ask why you say that?”
“In the recent years, all kinds of extraordinary talents have appeared like bamboo shoots after the rain. Hong Domain has now entered the Era of Heroes, where countless geniuses are competing against each other to reach the top. If you have not improved enough, you will be kicked out of the list instead of advancing forward!” Immortal Wande said emotionally.
Yun Jiankong frowned lightly. He had obviously improved over the past three years, but it was impossible to tell what Immortal Wande meant by “great improvements”.
Immortal Wande then looked at Su Mo and said with a smile, “Su Mo, you’re outstanding! If I’m not wrong, you aren’t even 18 years old, right?”
Su Mo nodded. In this life, he was only 16.5 years old.
Immortal Wande smiled and said, “You could be considered a peerless genius, even in the entire Hong Domain for reaching such a level at your age. Even if you can’t make it into the List of Top 100 Talents this time, you’ll definitely succeed the next time!”
Immortal Wande was pretty confident in Su Mo.