Xia Liuhui only had a four-star physique, and he was once the Sacred Deer Academy’s laughing stock. But now, no one dared to laugh at him anymore. His dual cultivation of water and flame had granted him a combat strength no weaker than any of their other prodigies. It was unknown how he was able to overcome the disadvantage of his physique, but it was obvious he had had a ma.s.sive fortuitous encounter that had allowed him to grow to the point of becoming one of the academy’s top 100 disciples.
In the Sacred Deer Academy, Xia Liuhui called himself the Sun Moon Sword Emperor. And he was currently displaying a strength worthy of that moniker. The nearby Xiang Shaoyun could sense Xia Liuhui’s strength. He was no longer the same weak and cowardly fatty of the Martial Hall Palace and Cloud Margin Pavilion.
Looks like Duo Ji had taught him well, lamented Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
He did not stand around in contemplation. With the Shark Devourer Saber in hand, he started slas.h.i.+ng as he advanced. His sole goal was to enter the secret s.p.a.ce as soon as possible and s.n.a.t.c.h the fortuitous opportunities waiting inside.
The furred claw crabs were no pushovers. With their sheer numbers, they launched wave after wave of attacks toward the disciples. The disciples started hurting from the relentless a.s.sault, and even Xiang Shaoyun was forced into a defensive position to avoid further injuries.
The disciples all lived up to their names as prodigies. They started using their respective trump cards and blasted through the crabs’ defensive perimeter. Of the disciples, the True Martial Academy disciples looked the most valiant. The furred claw crabs facing them were incapable of stopping their advance, and their defensive perimeter was the first to break as the True Martial Academy disciples blasted open a path of blood to the island.
The Nine Palace Academy disciples were the second group to break through, while the Dragon Phoenix Academy and the Sacred Deer Academy lagged behind. Just from this, one could see the true strength of the four academies.
“Looks like our disciples are still braver and better at fighting,” said a True Martial Academy overseer smugly.
“Our Nine Palace Academy will catch up soon,” replied a Nine Palace Academy overseer.
Meanwhile, the Dragon Phoenix Academy and the Sacred Deer Academy overseers were too embarra.s.sed to say anything. In their opinion, competing against the top two academies was simply too hard. Suddenly, something changed.
The Sacred Deer Academy disciples suddenly erupted with a mighty strength and blasted open their own path as well. Before long, they caught up with the Dragon Phoenix Academy disciples. From their momentum, it even seemed like they were going to overtake the Dragon Phoenix Academy disciples soon.
The elders and overseers saw their advance, and their expressions changed. Their gazes all landed on a certain youth none other than Xiang Shaoyun. He was fighting in an optimal state.
As he used the Seven Overlapping Waves Slash, each of his slashes was stronger than the slash before, and he was borrowing the water energy from his surroundings to further enhance his slashes. The furred claw crabs were utterly helpless against him. Beside him, Money was also attacking relentlessly with numerous lightning bolts, sending many furred claw crabs fleeing.
The human and beast pair was too strong. One could say that they were demonstrating a top-level strength among all the disciples present. The Sacred Deer Academy disciples were encouraged by Xiang Shaoyun’s valor and started fighting even harder.
Jiang Qi was the Sacred Deer Academy’s strongest disciple. She might look like a sweet little girl, but both she and her blue lion mount were displaying stunning combat strength. She seemed capable enough to even match a fourth-stage Sovereign in battle.
She was similarly a user of water profundity, and she could even weaken the crabs’ water attacks and reduce the pressure her fellow disciples faced.
In the midst of battle, she noticed the strength of the abandoned Dragon Phoenix Academy disciple, and she was surprised by his valiance. She remembered how she had even persuaded him not to come not long ago.
However, she did not have the leisure to sit down and think about it. For now, she had to focus on weakening the furred claw crabs’ attacks to allow the youth at the very front of their group to deal as much damage as he could to the crabs.
Of course, Jiang Qi was not the only genius among the Sacred Deer Academy disciples. There were a few other remarkable freaks as well. Together, they tore through the furred claw crabs, advancing with great momentum.
The Dragon Phoenix Academy naturally wouldn’t allow themselves to be overtaken so easily. Baili Yixiao, Zhan Wushuang, and the other freaks unleashed their strength and accelerated their advance.
Baili Yixiao’s sword of kindness was unrivaled. With a smile on his face and a sword in hand, he sent his sword energy running amok, leaving corpses everywhere. The furred claw crabs were utterly helpless against his sword.
Zhan Wushuang’s battle intent surged to the sky, his spirit unrivaled as his fists reduced numerous furred claw crabs into the souls of the deceased. These two were always the center of attention wherever they went. Before them, even the likes of Lei Bao seemed minor.
However, there were a few disciples from the True Martial Academy who were actually comparable. The True Martial Academy’s strongest disciple was an una.s.suming man. He wasn’t handsome like Xiang Shaoyun or tall or st.u.r.dy.
However, he emanated an incredibly oppressive aura that caused people around him to not dare to look at him. It was as though he was a true dragon. He fought in a coa.r.s.e manner, his every move momentous. As a whole, he was extremely dreadful.
Even among the True Martial Academy disciples, few dared to approach him. His loneliness and his search for a taste of defeat was something n.o.body understood. His name was Gudu Qiubai, a true martial lunatic. In addition to martial lunatic, he was also known as a martial addict and a martial demon. One could imagine how much of a freak he was.
It was as though he was born for the sake of martial cultivation. He could quickly master any martial technique and release its full power. In fact, a technique in his hands would even surpa.s.s its supposedly maximum power. Until today, few opponents had caught his eyes.
The number two expert of True Martial Academy was a beauty. A mask covered half her face, showing only half of her enchanting face. Looking at her, it was as though she was half a devil and half an angel. Her voluptuous figure was endlessly alluring, a perfect match for her flawless and fair skin. n.o.body knew her name, so she was known as Devil Concubine.
She had many supporters. In the academy, half the male disciples were her supporters, and there was even a saying that Devil Concubine’s words held more authority than an elder’s. From that, one could see just how ill.u.s.trious her status in the academy was.
The third strongest disciple was the self-proclaimed Little Overlord. He claimed to be the reincarnation of the ancient Overlord. He was similarly dreadfully powerful with numerous followers. However, he was still weaker than Dugu Qiubai in terms of combat prowess, and he had less rallying power than Devil Concubine. Thus, he occupied the third rank in the academy.
Even so, he was undoubtedly strong. Since joining the True Martial Academy, he had never suffered defeat. He had also hunted a lot of Sovereign Realm devils and demons. He was a purple-haired youth, and he had handsome looks. In the True Martial Academy, he was loved by many female disciples, yet he only had Devil Concubine in his eyes.