Chapter 830: He Is Indeed Talented
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Someone mentioned the ‘Su Mo’ that had issued a challenge to Shangguan Hao, but the crowd soon dismissed that idea.
“It can’t be him!”
“How could it be him when he’s only of Lv 9 True Darkness Realm cultivation? There are billions of martial artists here in Central Continent. It must be a coincidence!”
“I wonder if he has some extraordinary life-saving methods or if he’s just an ignorant fool!”
Many people shook their heads. No one could believe this Su Mo was the very Su Mo that had challenged Shangguan Hao for the gap in their cultivation was just too wide!
They all turned their attention to Su Mo who stood on the stairs.
Teal Fire King sneered. He couldn’t wait to see how Su Mo was going to die!
Su Mo moved extremely quickly, taking one step with every breath.
The crowd was not too surprised. The first dozen steps were not too difficult for most peerless geniuses.
It was not an amazing feat for Su Mo to move this quickly!
Su Mo was currently in a different world. He could not hear the chatter from the crowd at the ancient palace at all.
Once he took the first step up the stairs, he immediately felt the Space change as he arrived at a Space of absolute nothingness.
A tall figure stood in front of him.
This figure was clad in a black long robe and Su Mo could not make out his features, but his aura showed that he was of the exact cultivation as Su Mo at Lv 9 True Darkness Realm.
Su Mo did not spend too much time observing this figure. He punched out immediately and this figure was destroyed.
Then, the scene changed again and he found himself back at the stairs. He immediately stepped up to the second step.
The moment he stepped onto the second step, he was transported back to the same place again. However, this time there were four black figures.
Su Mo easily smashed those four figures with a single punch.
Then, he climbed up the third step. The same figures appeared again, but this time there were eight of them, all of the same cultivation as him.
When it came to his peers, Su Mo could easily them easily regardless of their numbers. Once again, one punch was all it took to destroy them.
When he climbed up the fourth step, he was back in the same Space, facing the same black figure. This time, there was only one of them, but he had a cultivation of Lv 1 Martial King Realm.
“Would their cultivation increase by one level every three steps?” Su Mo wondered.
There were 33 steps altogether, so if his opponents’ cultivation would increase by one level after every three steps, he would ultimately end up facing an expert of Martial Royal Realm.
There was no way anyone would be able to defeat an opponent like that, so Su Mo dismissed this notion.
“Die!” Su Mo slashed out with his sword an instakilled this black figure.
Since he had embarked on this attempt, he would do his very best to make it to the top. He did not fear the challenges that lay ahead of him.
Four black figures appeared as he took the fifth step!
Then eight black figures appeared when he took his sixth step!
When he climbed up the seventh step, a black figure at Lv 2 Martial King Realm cultivation appeared.
Su Mo did not slow down one bit and destroyed that figure with one slash of his sword.
Su Mo scaled up the stairs rapidly.
Soon, he stepped onto the 13th step.
As he did so, he appeared in the same Space. This time, his opponent was of Lv 4 Martial King Realm cultivation.
Most talented martial artists would surely be defeated if they battled an opponent four levels above their cultivation. However, now that Su Mo had 49 Spiritual Spirals, he had no need to fear.
He slashed out and a three-colored sword Qi hurtled through the void. That black figure did not even have time to counter before he was completely destroyed.
Four black figures appeared as he took the 14th step!
Then eight black figures appeared when he took his 15th step!
Su Mo strode forward and soon stepped onto the 16th step.
Finally, something else happened as he climbed up the 16th step.
His surroundings changed and he appeared in a golden Space.
This Space was vast with a radius of thousands of kilometers, and everything in here was completely golden.
There were gold mountains, gold forests, and even gold rivers. Everything gave off dazzling golden rays, so bright that Su Mo could not even open his eyes.
“What kind of challenge is this?”
The sudden change of surroundings immediately put Su Mo on guard.
A golden figure streaked across the void and landed in front of him almost instantaneously.
It was a young man clad in a golden long robe. His chiseled features made him look very handsome.
Not just his clothes, but his skin, hair and even eyebrows all gleamed golden.
“Defeat me and you will be able to advance to the next round!” the golden young man looked coldly at Su Mo.
Su Mo sized up that golden young man and then nodded.
This golden young man was of the same cultivation as him, so Su Mo did not fear him at all.
Su Mo slashed out and five-colored sword Qi streaked across the air toward that golden young man.
The golden young man’s hands flashed with golden light and a war saber was formed.
He slashed out with his war saber and an extremely sharp and dazzling saber Qi collided against Su Mo’s five-colored sword Qi.
There was a loud explosion as both sword and saber Qi shattered together.
After their first exchange of blows, they were evenly matched!
“Eh?” Su Mo was surprised.
This person was of the same cultivation as him, but he managed to take one blow from him without being thrown back!
He might have casually slashed out earlier, but this was not something an average martial artist of his cultivation would be able to take.
“Who are you?” Su Mo asked curiously. This person seemed uncannily life-like and could even speak, so he did not seem like he was part of a formation.
Those black figures earlier did not even have any discernible features, which meant that they were phantom avatars formed by the formation.
“There’s no need for you to know. All you need to know is that there are only two outcomes of this battle – either you kill me, or you’ll perish at my saber!” the golden young man said woodenly.
“In that case, you shall die!” Su Mo could not be bothered to reply and slashed out once again.
This time, the five-colored sword Qi became four-colored, and it was now many times more powerful than his earlier move.
Sure enough, this golden young man was slashed into bits by this sword Qi. Then, his figure disappeared.
Su Mo continued to climb upward and stepped onto the 17th step.
Everyone watching in the ancient palace was astonished as they watched Su Mo’s ascent.
He had made it to the 17th step!
This showed how talented and powerful he was, for only truly amazing talents would be able to get to this stage.
Jiang Fengran’s curiosity was piqued. Su Mo had ascended up the stairs almost as quickly as he did. He was now curious to see how far Su Mo could go!
Teal Fire King watched Su Mo intently through narrowed eyes.
“He is indeed talented!” Teal Fire King scoffed.
He was secretly astonished since he had not expected Su Mo to make it past the 15th step. Now, it only took Su Mo a few moments to be at the 17th step.