When Xia Liuhui heard Han Chenfei’s words, his mouth went wide agape in shock. He then slammed his own chest and howled, “The heavens are unfair! The heavens are unfair! What is the point of life? Come, strike me down with a bolt of lightning!”
Right after he said that, a loud peal of thunder rumbled above him, greatly frightening him. He nearly fell from the stage from fright.
“I have wronged. Heavens, please spare me,” Xia Liuhui hurriedly shrank his neck and pleaded.
In truth, what he heard was merely a lightning bolt summoned by a True Martial Academy disciple fighting on the neighboring stage. The heavens weren’t striking him down. The surrounding disciples roared in laughter when they saw Xia Liuhui acting like a clown.
“Who is this clown? He’s hilarious! With this much strength, is he not embarra.s.sed to step on the stage?”
“True. He is making a fool out of himself. I wonder who his boss is. Someone is actually willing to accept a little brother like this?”
“Things must be pretty awkward for this kid right now. He had actually accidentally teased his own sister-in-law.”
Xia Liuhui did not dare to make a move against Han Chenfei and left the stage in a sorry manner. He showed all the people his middle finger and said, “At least this young master has the guts to get on the stage. If you’re so gutsy, go get on the stage as well. I guarantee you will have even your b.a.l.l.s smashed up there.”
One ought to say that Xia Liuhui had a poisonous tongue. He instantly offended everyone with his words. Fortunately, intense battles were occurring on the stages, so not many people bothered with him.
At this time, Yu Ziyang, who had been staying put thus far, finally made a move. He made a bold decision and picked a stage occupied by the True Martial Academy. The True Martial Academy disciples were freakishly strong, and Yu Ziyang was displaying a confidence that signified his extraordinariness.
Yu Ziyang had a physique of extreme yang, and his entire person was like a burning sun. The strength he displayed was no weaker than what Ouyang Chuanqi displayed earlier. One could say that the two were actually identical in strength.
An intense battle unfolded between Yu Ziyang and the True Martial Academy disciple. Yu Ziyang’s opponent had a background that was just as tough as his, and that person naturally had a rich number of trump cards as well. He wouldn’t have been able to win over 10 consecutive battles on the stage otherwise.
The fight lasted about two hours, and the disciples around the stage were stunned by their persistence. Yu Ziyang, like an incomparably mighty and unstoppable sun prince, sent out nine burning suns.
The True Martial Academy disciple showed an extraordinary strength as well. He was using the long-lost Nine Revolution Exploding Star Technique. With his freakish battle strength, he eventually defeated Yu Ziyang. The True Martial Academy disciples started cheering.
“Senior Brother Zhou Haoyu is amazing. He has won 18 consecutive battles so far.”
“That Dragon Phoenix Academy disciple is not bad himself for being able to push Senior Brother Zhou to that extent. If he’s in our academy, he is probably strong enough to be ranked in the top 10.”
“Looks like this time around, our academy will be bagging the top four positions of the compet.i.tion. The other academies really can’t cut it.”
“It hasn’t been long, so there might be dark horses from the other academies. Even so, first place is definitely ours.”
With Yu Ziyang’s defeat, the Dragon Phoenix Academy disciples wore unsightly expressions. They all hoped that either Baili Yixiao or Zhan Wushuang would step on the stage and teach those fellows a lesson.
Not long after, Lei Bao won a battle on one of the stages and won some prestige for the Dragon Phoenix Academy. Unfortunately, he was pushed off the stage by a Nine Palace Academy disciple after two rounds of defense.
After all, strength was not all one needed to remain on the stage. High endurance was also required, and one also needed to have a high enough recovery speed. In short, one needed enough comprehensive strength to qualify as one of the Four Blazing Suns.
Evidently, Lei Bao was strong but not strong enough to proclaim hegemony among so many geniuses. As time pa.s.sed, changes started occurring on all the stages. Han Chenfei was pushed off her stage after lasting five rounds, and she was wholly convinced with her defeat.
The only stage that remained the same was the stage with Zhou Haoyu on it. He was the True Martial Academy’s fifth-ranked disciple. In a situation where the higher-ranked True Martial Academy disciples weren’t making any moves, he looked like he had a chance to rank first in this compet.i.tion. At this moment, he had achieved 23 consecutive victories.
At this time, one particular disciple decided to challenge Zhou Haoyu, causing an uproar among the disciples. The challenger was Yu Caidie, the Dragon Phoenix Academy’s number one beauty. She was also one of the top beauties taking part in the compet.i.tion. In fact, she was ranked the same as Devil Concubine, and n.o.body could decide which was better looking.
After years of bitter cultivation, Yu Caidie looked even more extraordinary than before. As she walked, she left blooming lotuses in her steps. It was as though an empress was gracing everyone with her presence. The disciples all held their breaths as they stared at her. She seemed to have stolen everyone’s hearts as they all looked at her in infatuation.
“What a beautiful woman. She is a G.o.ddess.”
“I hereby swear that I will make her mine. She can only belong to a man like me.”
“Stop dreaming. Why don’t you look at yourself in the mirror? Are you worthy of a G.o.ddess like her?”
Zhou Haoyu was an elegant man who had always considered himself a playboy. He never had a lack of women around him, but he had never seen a woman as attractive as Yu Caidie apart from Devil Concubine.
“Beauty, I am Zhou Haoyu. I wonder, what is your name?” he asked gracefully.
“I’ll tell you after you defeat me,” said Yu Caidie. Her entire person was enveloped in a curtain of multicolored radiance, dazzling all onlookers with her beauty.
“Good. A beauty always deserves a hero. I shall let you witness my true strength. I believe you will fall for me,” said Zhou Haoyu who had practically fallen for Yu Caidie at first sight. He wanted to show her his true strength, and he wanted to subdue her.
Suddenly, the sky changed as though nine stars were about to drop. A powerful pressure descended upon the area, giving one the illusion that the sky was collapsing. This was a fearsome sensation.
This was Zhou Haoyu’s strongest technique, the Nine Revolution Exploding Star Technique. The appearance of this technique gave an illusion that the sky was collapsing. Anyone would feel helpless against something like it.
Yu Caidie might be strong and a ninth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator, but since she wasn’t fighting with her phoenix, she was essentially restricting herself. To face this technique, she would probably have to use her trump card.
“Beauty, can you tell me your name now?” said Zhou Haoyu, displaying the same grace as before.
As far as he was concerned, the number of people present capable of dealing with his technique would not number more than five. He was confident he could subdue her without fighting.
Just as Yu Caidie was about to answer, a voice rang out, “Are you even worthy of knowing her name?”