Chapter 1234 Subdued by the Cannon
When the giant bell rang, all sound in the world seemed to disappear. The only thing everyone could hear was the dragon-roar-like-chime filling their ears.
Although the bell was aimed at Jin Lan, numerous Golden Monkey Clan members below had looks of agony on their faces. Some of the experts that were below the Nascent Source stage even began to bleed from their ears.
Despite the intense discomfort, everyone’s gazes were still tightly glued to the sky.
A torrent-like sound wave that could be seen by the naked eyes shot from the bell’s mouth. The sound wave took the form of a dragon, destroying even Genesis Qi as it swept forth, leaving an empty Genesis-Qi-less s.p.a.ce in its wake.
Such power made the expressions of the numerous watching Golden Monkey Clan experts change drastically.
Jin Lan also released a mighty howl. There was no longer any trace of amus.e.m.e.nt in its giant beast eyes, but instead a sense of dread. The power of Zhou Yuan’s attack had made Jin Lan feel a trace of death.
Hence, he did not dare to be the slightest bit negligent.
Millions of resplendent rays abruptly shot out from Jin Lan’s body. The golden light flowed across his enormous body like liquid gold, swiftly condescending into a layer of sparkling holy golden armor.
The golden armor looked rather sinister with golden spikes sticking out from it, so sharp that they could tear the fabric of s.p.a.ce.
From a distance, he looked like a golden-armored beast that heralded destruction.
Meanwhile, Jin Lan’s deep roar rang out, “Liquid Gold Holy Armor Art!”
It was defensive Saint Genesis Art of the Golden Monkey Clan that bestowed astonis.h.i.+ng defensive power. Together with the Golden Monkey Clan’s already strong bodies, the combination was basically indestructible.
Evidently, Jin Lan was raising his defensive power to the max to take on Zhou Yuan’s attack.
The sound-wave-torrent was far too quick, arriving the instant Jin Lan’s golden armor was formed. s.p.a.ce violently rippled around him as the dragon-shaped sound wave smashed into his body like a meteor.
A loud sound accompanied the impact. Sound waves unfurled in a circular pattern, instantly disintegrating the nearby mountains to dust.
Before the waves could travel any further, they suddenly vanished into nothingness.
The two elders, Jin Jie and Jin Jin had neutralized the waves. This was the Golden Monkey Clan’s ancestral land after all, and they could not possibly allow Zhou Yuan to wreak too much destruction.
Jin Jie’s old face was somewhat stormy. He glanced at Zhou Yuan, considering whether to secretly attack him, but could only withdraw such thoughts as he looked towards the nearby Yaoyao, who was carrying Tuntun with a calm expression.
Even their clan leader was so courteous towards this girl. If he tried anything funny, it would likely be detected in an instant and backfire on him instead.
In the sky, the terrifying shockwaves finally scattered.
Countless gazes looked over.
The giant golden beast stood in the air, its golden armor still s.h.i.+ning dazzlingly. It was a majestic sight to behold.
He seemed to have withstood the attack?
Several Golden Monkey Clan experts began to cheer.
Jin Ya, whose body had been tense since the start, breathed a deep sigh of relief as a proud smile appeared on her face.
As expected, my elder brother won’t lose!
Zhou Yuan had been so arrogant, but he had ultimately ended up smas.h.i.+ng his own foot with a rock.
While they were rejoicing, none of them noticed Jin Jie’s and Jin Jin’s expressions slowly turning grim.
“As expected of supreme sovereign Cang Yuan’s disciple.” A sigh was heard. The crowd looked over and found that the speaker was clan leader Jin Yanghuang.
Many Golden Monkey Clan members were stunned.
A m.u.f.fled boom suddenly sounded from the giant golden beast in the sky. Gaze after gaze watched in horror as its golden armor and scales shattered to pieces, releasing sprays of b.l.o.o.d.y mist.
A howl of pain rang out from Jin Lan’s giant mouth.
Below, the smile on Jin Ya’s face instantly turned rigid.
“How can this be…” The other Golden Monkey Clan members were also utterly shocked.
In the sky, the giant golden beast’s body rapidly began to shrink, ultimately returning to its human form as it stumbled in the air.
Jin Lan’s complexion was deathly pale, and blood was flowing from nearly every pore of his body. The powerful Genesis Qi around his body had weakened tremendously, creating a rather pitiful sight.
Evidently, Zhou Yuan’s attack had seriously injured him.
Jin Lan wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth as he stared at Zhou Yuan with a complicated expression. “Was that a Greater Saint Genesis Art?”
Such power had already surpa.s.sed ordinary Saint Genesis Arts. The sound wave was far too unreasonable and domineering, easily bypa.s.sing his physical defenses to wreak havoc inside his body. It was the nemesis of a strong physical body.
Zhou Yuan did not answer the question. “Thank you for letting me win.”
The attack had honestly surprised him as well. The Heavenly Dragon Golden Bell was clearly just an ordinary Saint Genesis Art, but when activated with the Heavenly Dragon Qi, its power did not lose to a Greater Saint Genesis Art. In fact, the uniqueness of the sound-based attack made it superior in certain aspects.
Jin Lan’s expression fluctuated indeterminately. How could he not know by now that Zhou Yuan’s ‘one move wager’ was a trap…
The sound-based Greater Genesis Art specialized in penetrating physical defenses, the forte of Genesis Beast Clans like them.
Although the technique was powerful, it had its weakness: it took a long time to prepare. If not for the one move wager, Jin Lan could have used other methods to avoid the attack. He could have retreated from its range, or even neutralized a part of it and try to endure the rest. At the very least, he would not have sustained such serious injuries.
He had previously a.s.sumed Zhou Yuan was overly arrogant, but now, it seemed that it had all been an act.
And yet, Jin Lan had stepped right into it, leaving him a bloodied mess.
Jin Lan found the result rather hard to accept. He had lost before he could show his many cards. However, he did not say anything in the end. After all, a loss was a loss, and any excuses would instead bring shame to their Golden Monkey Clan.
If someone dug a pit for you, you could only blame yourself for being stupid enough to fall in.
Jin Lan exhaled before he said to Zhou Yuan, “I’ve lost. You will be Little Ancestor’s partner.”
A clean and straightforward admission.
His response surprised Zhou Yuan a little. The opponent should already know that he had used a cheap trick, but did not say anything about it. It seemed that the number one Golden Monkey Clan Nascent Source expert had his own pride.
Jin Lan calmly said, “However, you should know that your victory was partially because you took advantage of a certain trick. In addition, your ‘one move wager’ won’t be of any use in the Dragon Spirit Utopia because none of Wanshou Heaven’s other apex experts will agree to such rules. Hence, if you truly want to support Little Ancestor and not mooch off it, you better pay more attention in the Dragon Spirit Utopia.”
Zhou Yuan chuckled. Although Jin Lan’s words showed that was still somewhat unconvinced of his defeat, it was also a reminder to Zhou Yuan. Moreover, he could tell that Jin Lan was quite respectful towards Tuntun.
He waved his hand and did not say anything in response. To be honest, it would not be difficult to beat Jin Lan even without such tactics. However, he felt no need to because it was nor a life or death battle and he did not need to reveal all of his cards.
The two individuals descended from the sky.
The Golden Monkey Clan members had complicated expressions. After all, none of them had expected this outcome.
However, no one cast any indignant gazes towards Zhou Yuan. Even Jin Ya could only grit her teeth and accept the result.
In Wanshou Heaven, strength was everything.
With the strength Zhou Yuan had displayed, no one dared to treat him as an ordinary advanced Nascent Source expert.
Moreover, he had proved that he had the qualifications to be Little Ancestor’s partner, and had not gained the spot through pulling strings.
Jin Linger’s eyes were nearly popping from their sockets as she stared at Zhou Yuan in disbelief. She still could not believe that he had triumphed over Jin Lan. One must know that initial Nascent Source experts like them were the lowest existances in the Nascent Source stage. However, Zhou Yuan was an outlier. They had entered the Nascent Source stage at the same time, but he had already begun to stand shoulder to shoulder to the apex Nascent Source experts.
In the face of such an abnormality, Jin Linger could only call him a monster inside. It was no wonder that Little Ancestor had specially called him over.
Tuntun’s figure appeared on Zhou Yuan’s head and patted him with its paw.
Beautiful! A word appeared in Zhou Yuan’s head, cheekily bouncing around. In the end, the word turned into Tuntun’s smiling face. It was basically an emoticon.
“Since our young friend Zhou Yuan has won, we shall entrust lord Ancestor Taotie to you.” Jin Yanghuang laughed heartily. Although he felt it somewhat regrettable that Jin Lan had lost, experts at his level did not overly concern themselves with the result.
“There should be half a month till the Dragon Spirit Utopia opens. We invite both of you to stay in the clan till it opens.
“I will also get someone to send you all the information we have on the Dragon Spirit Utopia.”
Jin Yanghuang displayed his magnanimity and did not make things difficult. Of course, Zhou Yuan understood that the clan leader was only so amiable because of Yaoyao. His status as Cang Yuan’s disciple was obviously not enough to bring out such courtesy. In fact, he would likely have no chance to even catch a glimpse of the clan leader.
He could not help but sigh inwardly.
My wife is way too amazing!