Chapter 594: Disbelief!
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
As Su Mo marvelled at his current state, many miles away, a young man appeared in a flash of light.
This young man stood tall and straight, his face resolute, and his body giving off a powerful aura.
He was clearly also a simulated body of the Mind. His figure was semi-transparent, giving off a dreamlike quality.
“These top 1,000 talents may not be physically present, but it’s amazing how their figures can be simulated!” Su Mo marveled and thought, “Those who challenge these top talents on the Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall must have mentally imprinted themselves here!”
The young man looked up at Su Mo and said coldly, “You will surely lose if you dare challenge me!”
“Is that so? Let’s see!” Su Mo smiled enigmatically. This young man was probably Shen Jie.
Su Mo’s aura started to surge, and his nine Spiritual Spirals whirled vigorously. At the same time, the five-colored Vital Spirit within his Spiritual Spirals became four-colored, and a terrifying aura rose from his body.
This simulated body of his had perfectly replicated the nine Spiritual Spirals within him.
However, since weapons were not able to be simulated here, Su Mo was unable to use his Sky-crushing Sword or any of his other treasures. He could only rely on his own combat strength.
He was not sure if this Shen Jie had a mind of his own. After he spoke, his aura surged similarly and turned into a raging air blast, sweeping across the area.
Shen Jie made the first move. He clenched his iron fist and threw a punch straight at Su Mo.
This punch roared through the air, carrying a fist radiance as bright as the sun, with a terrifying aura that could destroy all in its path.
“This is pretty impressive!” Su Mo thought to himself.
No wonder this person was a rare top talent. His combat strength was much stronger than a Lv 5 True Darkness Realm martial artist’s.
However, that was all there was to him. His opponent was still slightly weaker than Xuan Feng.
Now that Su Mo had managed to fuse his Vital Spirit of fire and wood properties, his ability to punch above his weight had increased significantly.
The Vital Spirit in his hands gushed out and instantly combined to form a four-colored divine sword. Su Mo then slashed out.
The mighty sword Qi roared swiftly across the skies and collided instantly with the fist radiance.
Both the sword Qi and fist radiance exploded upon contact, and the resulting air blast was monstrous.
Su Mo slashed out again without stopping. This time, the sword Qi was mighty enough to tear the heavens and earth apart. It headed straight for Shen Jie.
At the same time, with a burst of golden light, Su Mo’s body was immediately covered in golden scale armor.
Su Mo moved like lightning and followed the path of the sword Qi towards Shen Jie.
The sword Qi moved at an incredible speed and approached Shen Jie swiftly.
Surprise was written on Shen Jie’s face. In response to this mighty sword, he quickly retreated and hastily swung his fist at the oncoming sword Qi.
The mighty fist force struck the sword Qi, and both were destroyed simultaneously as the explosion swept through the surroundings.
“Now!” Just then, Su Mo hurtled past the resulting aftermath of the explosion, and his aura soared to its maximum point. The long sword made of Vital Spirit in his hand grew rapidly, enlarging into a four-colored gigantic sword hundred meters tall.
With both hands holding his sword, Su Mo hacked downward. The four-colored gigantic sword split heaven and earth apart.
Fearsome sword power rippled across the area, and the four-colored gigantic sword that carried enough power to split the heavens headed straight for Shen Jie’s head.
Shen Jie had only just blocked the sword Qi, but now that he saw Su Mo’s four-colored gigantic sword heading straight at him, he roared angrily and raised both fists to counter.
With a loud explosion, the four-colored gigantic sword collided against Shen Jie’s fists.
Then, Shen Jie’s fists exploded and faded into the air current.
Without his fists to block the oncoming sword, this sword landed directly on Shen Jie’s head.
Shen Jie’s body was cut into two, and with a loud bang, he turned into tiny air currents. He then disappeared.
“Was the 985th place that weak?” Su Mo was surprised since he had mentally braced himself for a long battle. He had not expected the fight to end within a few moves.
This meant that he could continue his challenge.
According to the rules of Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall, if the challenger succeeded, he was allowed to continue his challenge.
Just as Su Mo was sorting through his thoughts, his simulated body suddenly broke apart and disappeared from the realm.
Su Mo slowly opened his eyes and saw that he was back at the Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall.
“This fast? He must have been instakilled!”
“Ha ha! This goes without saying. If someone of his cultivation wasn’t instakilled, then we would have a problem!”
Laughter rang from the crowd once they saw that Su Mo had awakened.
Chen Man secretly shook her head. It was perfectly understandable that Su Mo was instakilled, since the gap in cultivation was just too wide!
Wang Zhuo stood in the crowd, his face full of disdain.
The fact that a mere Lv 9 Enlightenment Realm martial artist had even attempted this challenge was just asking for an insult!
Suddenly, silence fell upon the crowd, and all the earlier chatter disappeared as they all stared dumbly at the Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall.
“What’s happening?” Wang Zhuo asked, puzzled.
He then followed the gaze of the crowd.
His eyes suddenly widened, his eyeballs practically bulging out.
The words “Shen Jie” were no longer at 985th place on the Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall. They had been replaced by the words “Su Mo”.
Wang Zhuo was dumbfounded!
So was everyone else!
The blank shock was written on the faces of every single person.
Su Mo was greatly pleased to see his name on the Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall.
He had felt a mysterious force from the Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall making contact with his Mind before his name had appeared on the wall.
Su Mo was prepared to continue the challenge. His gaze swept the wall and landed upon the 977th place. This person was named Nie Yu.
Nie Yu was ranked just one place below Xuan Feng, which meant that he was just slightly weaker than him. Su Mo was pretty confident he could win.
Thereafter, Su Mo closed his eyes again and mentally made contact with Heaven’s Proud Jade Wall.
The crowd in the square had not regained their senses before Su Mo had committed to his second challenge.
After five or six breaths, excited chatter erupted all across the crowd.
“Oh my god, were my eyes deceiving me? Did he just defeat the 985th placed Shen Jie to become the new Top 1,000 Talent?”
“How was that possible?”
“Christ! How did that happen?”
“That was definitely not possible! How could he defeat Shen Jie when he is just of Lv 9 Enlightenment Realm cultivation?”
A large commotion rose from the crowd.
No one was able to believe what they had just seen, for this was something that could never have happened!
Since ancient time, East Continent had never lacked talents, but no one had ever been able to make the List of Top 1,000 Talents at Enlightenment Realm level!
Not now, not ever!
This was not to say that there were no crazy talented martial artists in post-archean times, but as martial arts had flourished at its peak back then, the standards to make the list had been even higher. In those times, no one below Peak Lv 9 True Darkness Realm had made the List of Top 1,000 Talents.
Yet now, Su Mo had made the list at just Lv 9 Enlightenment Realm. No one was able to accept this reality.