After absorbing the mystic earth essence energy, Xiang Shaoyun’s comprehension of the profundity of earth had reached an even deeper level. The gravity field he created was incredibly powerful, and it was as though gravity on the stage had been multiplied by over 1,000 times.
Bu Feng instantly slowed down, and his expression s.h.i.+fted. He needed to retreat immediately, or he would be in big trouble. However, he was weighed down by the gravity field, whereas Xiang Shaoyun wasn’t. Thus, Xiang Shaoyun was able to swiftly approach him before striking his chest with a Major Slab Palm.
Bu Feng might be fast, but the distance between him and Xiang Shaoyun was too small. And with the sudden disturbance caused by the gravity field, he was unable to avoid Xiang Shaoyun’s attack. Xiang Shaoyun did not apply all of his strength in the palm attack, but it was still enough to make Bu Feng cough up blood.
Instead of pursuing, Xiang Shaoyun looked at Bu Feng, who had crashed at the edge of the stage, and said, “Just surrender. You’re not my match.”
The sword of speed might have the potential of being undefeated, but as long as the person using the speed wasn’t given a chance to utilize any of it, it would fall apart by itself.
Bu Feng looked at Xiang Shaoyun with indignance and asked, “How many different powers have you cultivated exactly?”
Based on his research before this fight, Xiang Shaoyun had already displayed several different powers thus far. He couldn’t understand why someone cultivating so many powers would still be so strong.
“Nine,” Xiang Shaoyun replied nonchalantly.
His reply caused an uproar among the surrounding disciples.
“That is not possible! How can someone cultivating nine powers be so strong?”
“Wasn’t it proved a long time ago that cultivating nine powers leads nowhere? Has he succeeded? That’s not possible, right?”
“I heard that Xiang Shaoyun has successfully fused the nine energies. This fellow is basically a freak.”
“No matter how freakishly strong he is, this will probably be his limit. I have never heard of someone cultivating nine powers reaching the Soul Foundation Realm.”
With Xiang Shaoyun personally admitting to cultivating nine powers and proving that he had a nine-star physique, people were both shocked and regretful. Many of them did not believe that he could grow further.
Bu Feng gave Xiang Shaoyun a thumbs up and said, “I accept this defeat. You’re stronger than me.”
He admired Xiang Shaoyun’s courage to cultivate nine powers, and he also understood that Xiang Shaoyun had been holding back against him. Thus, he left the stage instead of continuing to waste time on the stage.
Xiang Shaoyun shut his eyes and rested, slowly healing his light external wounds while waiting for the next opponent. In truth, he was getting tired of waiting for one opponent after another like this. He wanted to meet those truly strong geniuses already.
At this time, a man as st.u.r.dy as an iron tower rushed onto the stage. He was a Nine Palace Academy disciple. Instead of wasting any time saying anything, he activated his own gravity field and sent it crus.h.i.+ng toward Xiang Shaoyun.
This person had decided to pit himself against Xiang Shaoyun after seeing that Xiang Shaoyun was also capable of using a gravity field. He wanted to see how well his single power cultivation would do against Xiang Shaoyun, who had cultivated multiple powers.
Facing someone with the same cultivation level, Xiang Shaoyun would never be as strong as someone focusing on a single power, as he could only muster the power of one star at a time. However, his astral energy capacity had been expanded by the gleamstar water to a level far beyond others. He had also absorbed the mystic earth essence energy that had given his power of earth a great boost.
The two gravity fields clashed. However, Xiang Shaoyun was using a reverse gravity field instead of a regular gravity field. It completely messed up his opponent’s gravity field. At the same time, he utilized his ultimate speed and used both the Havoc Dance and Enemy Sealing techniques to seal his opponent’s every move.
His opponent couldn’t even find a chance to attack, and he was having a terrible time.
“d.a.m.n it! I refuse to believe that you’re really that strong! Take my strongest attack, s.h.i.+fting Mountain and Ocean!” the opponent roared and used his trump card. His strength was pushed to his limits as both his arms a.s.sumed a hugging position. A ma.s.sive mountain appeared out of nowhere before him, which he swung at Xiang Shaoyun.
The mountain looked incomparably real, and the energy forming the mountain was unbelievably powerful. It was as though the mountain was going to smash the entire stage into pieces.
Would Xiang Shaoyun be able to withstand this attack?
This was the display of someone capable of fully harnessing the power of an element. It was not really surprising since this person was also known as a genius cultivator, and no genius would be a pushover.
Xiang Shaoyun had no way of avoiding the attack, and his only option was to face it head on. In fact, he had the chance to end the technique before it even formed, but he wanted to experience the man’s full strength. This was the kind of experience that would further enhance his combat experience and combat strength.
After all, his Nether Soul Domain gave him senses sharp enough to constantly deduce his opponent’s moves. He would be able to imitate his opponent’s technique. For example, the Major Slab Palm and the Unrivaled Sky Crus.h.i.+ng Punch had both been learned in this manner.
This s.h.i.+fting Mountain and Ocean technique was impressively strong, enough to give Xiang Shaoyun great pressure. He pushed his power of earth to its limits while absorbing the boundless natural earth energy around him with the profundity of earth. He then also launched an attack of his own.
Numerous meteors flew out, trying to smash the mountain apart.
Unfortunately, the meteors weren’t able to do anything to the mountain. It became evident just how strong his opponent was and how worthy his opponent was to be known as a genius.
This result wasn’t surprising. This person, in particular, was a strength-based cultivator. Xiang Shaoyun had competed against him with strength, and it was understandable that he wasn’t doing well.
This allowed Xiang Shaoyun to realize that by relying on the power of a single star, he wouldn’t be able to reach the apex. It was extremely important for him to find a way to utilize all his stars.
Just as the mountain was about to crash down on Xiang Shaoyun, he instantly s.h.i.+fted the energy he was using. Powerful lightning energy erupted from him, and the destructive energy started wreaking havoc. The mountain was smashed into pieces.
Of his nine stars, his lightning star was the strongest. The destructiveness of the lightning element also served to further boost the might of this star. The instant his lightning energy erupted, he transformed into a charging lightning dragon and shot forth a barrage of lightning punches powered by his rich fist intent.
Sounds of explosions rang out repeatedly, and the stage shook without stopping. The Nine Palace Academy disciple entered a fully defensive position but still failed to block Xiang Shaoyun’s lightning attack. His defenses were smashed apart, and his entire body was scorched black.
And with that, Xiang Shaoyun won yet another easy victory. He finally lost his patience and roared, “Why don’t all of you come together? It would be boring otherwise.”