Xiang Shaoyun issued his challenge with a sonorous voice, and the sudden challenge shocked everyone. Who would have imagined that he would make such a challenge? It was too arrogant.
“What impudence. Do you really think you’re the strongest already?”
“That’s right. Looks like he has let the few victories go to his head.”
“Is anyone going to deal with him? He is looking down on all of us!”
“No wonder he was abandoned by the Dragon Phoenix Academy. Look at how arrogant he is. n.o.body likes a person like him.”
The surrounding disciples started heckling and jeering. The crowd stirred, everyone wanting to go and beat Xiang Shaoyun up. In reality, someone did step onto the stage, attempting to exhaust more of Xiang Shaoyun’s strength to make things harder for him in his following fights.
Xiang Shaoyun did not underestimate any opponent and defeated all of them in the shortest time possible, preserving as much of his strength as possible. Despite his victories, not everything went smoothly. A certain seventh-stage Dragon Ascension Realm disciple challenged him. He was supposed to be able to defeat such an opponent with one move. However, that person suddenly took out a damaged saint weapon and nearly defeated Xiang Shaoyun by fluke.
There was also a certain challenger that was not yet a ninth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm who had a mount that was a peak Demon Emperor. The mount was incredibly powerful, and Xiang Shaoyun had to put in quite a bit of effort before he managed to defeat it.
There was also a certain Sacred Deer Academy disciple who controlled powerful sovereign-grade puppets. He had three of such puppets, and he had given Xiang Shaoyun a hard time with them. Time pa.s.sed, and eventually, Xiang Shaoyun won 29 consecutive battles. He now held the record of the highest consecutive victories.
As for Jiu Tian, he had only undergone three fights thus far. All three fights were against the freaks from the True Martial Academy. n.o.body dared to challenge him after that, so he had sat silently on the stage all this time.
The Little Overlord had similarly displayed his might after 15 consecutive victories. n.o.body dared to challenge him after that, and he proved himself worthy of being called the Little Overlord.
As for Jiang Qi, she had been defeated by Baili Yixiao. His swordsmans.h.i.+p was incredible enough to attract Dugu Qiubai’s attention. Even so, Dugu Qiubai still stayed put. Very few disciples remained, and the final battle was drawing near.
At this time, Ye Linshan, who had stayed silent all the while, finally made his move. Instead of Xiang Shaoyun, his target was Xiang Chenxi, the Little Overlord.
Xiang Shaoyun had always viewed Ye Linshan as his love rival, but he had, in fact, only seen Ye Linshan once all these years. The impression he had of Ye Linshan was that he wasn’t an overbearing person. Ye Linshan had never looked for trouble from him in the past either. Thus, he had been puzzled, confused as to what Ye Linshan was actually thinking.
In truth, Ye Linshan was indeed in love with Yu Caidie, and he also had a good relations.h.i.+p with her. However, he was also aware that the person she liked wasn’t him. Thus, he had decided to stop pestering her and focus on cultivation. One could say that he was a low-profile person.
He was talented, handsome, and well-built. With the green outfit he wore, there was an extraordinary bearing to him that caught the attention of many women.
With a green sword hanging on his back, he issued Xiang Chenxi a challenge in a calm manner, “Ye Linshan hopes to learn from you.”
After leaving the primary-grade battleground, he had spent six months in secluded cultivation. When the seclusion ended, he was already a late ninth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator, shocking many people with his rapid growth.
And during the last six months in the secret s.p.a.ce, he had also grown considerably. He was now a peak Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator standing at the very top among all the disciples present.
With his strength, he naturally had the courage and qualifications to challenge the Little Overlord.
“You have decent strength, but you have picked the wrong opponent,” said Xiang Chenxi indifferently.
“Is that so? I’ll never know before I try,” said Ye Linshan. He took a step forward and drew his sword, sending forth a majestic green ray.
Xiang Chenxi did not even bother using any weapon. He swung his palm at the ray, sending a bolt of lightning toward it. The two attacks collided, and a deafening explosion ensued. As far as the True Martial Academy disciples were concerned, Ye Linshan would not last more than 10 moves against Xiang Chenxi. Only after the two started fighting did they realize how strong Ye Linshan was.
Not only did Ye Linshan have remarkable swordsmans.h.i.+p, but his combat instincts were also incredible. He showed no fear of the lightning bombardment and sent out one enchanting sword ray after another. The sword rays were so powerful it seemed like he was going to cut the entire stage into pieces.
It was then that Xiang Chenxi realized he had met a strong opponent. He started using his full strength and summoned numerous fearsome mutated lightning bolts, displaying the might that had earned him the t.i.tle Little Overlord.
Even after exchanging more than 100 moves, they were still unable to determine the victor. This was most definitely the most intense battle thus far.
The longer the fight dragged on, the more furious Xiang Chenxi became. He had not imagined that Ye Linshan would actually give him so much trouble. In his fury, he roared, “Looks like I really need to show some of my real strength. Time for you to get lost!”
Divine Dipper Lightning Discharge!
The power of lightning around Xiang Chenxi increased in intensity. The lightning energy wrapped around him before erupting. It was as though a star was exploding, unleas.h.i.+ng an incredibly dreadful might.
Even a fifth-stage Soul Foundation Realm expert would probably be killed facing his attack. This was Xiang Chenxi’s true strength, a strength befitting the number three disciple of his academy.
Everyone was sure that Ye Linshan would be seriously injured and suffer defeat. Instead, they saw a withered tree suddenly grow out. The withered branches started flogging the lightning attack and fully exhausted it of energy before it could hit Ye Linshan.
Immortal dead tree!
This was something he had obtained from the primary-grade battleground back then, and he had clearly refined the tree into his body, which was how he could erupt with a sudden burst of strength during the crucial moment.
The immortal dead tree was incredibly powerful. It charged right into the midst of the lightning and managed to even injure Xiang Chenxi. In fact, the many withered branches almost successfully captured Xiang Chenxi.
At the last moment, Xiang Chenxi suddenly unleashed a different trump card that not only beat back the immortal dead tree but also proceeded to go after Ye Linshan.
At that moment, Ye Linshan suddenly opened his mouth and voiced his surrender. Since he had surrendered before taking Xiang Chenxi’s final attack, he did not lose horribly. On the contrary, he managed to impress the surrounding disciples, causing them to start exclaiming that this batch’s Dragon Phoenix Academy disciples were quite impressive after all.
With the end of their fight, the compet.i.tion’s finale arrived.