Standing on the four stages were Xiang Shaoyun, Jiu Tian, Baili Yixiao, and Xiang Chenxi. Each of them was an individual with a heaven-defying strength. They were the centers of attention, and n.o.body dared to doubt their strength anymore. It was up to the final remaining geniuses who had yet to make a move to try to take the stages from these four individuals.
Among the remaining geniuses, most people were awaiting the appearances of Dugu Qiubai and Devil Concubine. Everyone wanted to see them change the composition of the final four. As for the other remaining disciples, most could be disregarded. In any case, these people wouldn’t even have the courage to challenge the ones on the stage.
“Don’t you all think that it’s boring to continue fighting in this manner?” said Xiang Shaoyun as he looked at Jiu Tian, Xiang Chenxi, and Baili Yixiao.
“You’re right,” Jiu Tian replied.
“If you are bored, feel free to get over here and fight me. I promise you won’t feel the same anymore,” Xiang Chenxi gave an unyielding reply.
Baili Yixiao smiled and asked, “What do you have in mind, Xiang Shaoyun?”
Xiang Shaoyun smirked and said, “What I mean is, I challenge all of you.”
At those words, a burst of power erupted from his body as he dashed toward Jiu Tian. Xiang Shaoyun moved swiftly and arrived before Jiu Tian almost instantaneously. He brought his saber down.
Jiu Tian raised his hand and blocked the attack. But just as he was about to launch a counterattack, he found that Xiang Shaoyun was charging to Xiang Chenxi’s stage. A Lightning Bolt Fist was thrown out.
Xiang Chenxi had not imagined that Xiang Shaoyun was actually brazen enough to attack him. With a sneer, he said, “Ignorant fool.”
He met the incoming fist with a lightning fist as well. His fist was tough and ferocious, and he aimed to defeat Xiang Shaoyun with a single move.
The two fists collided, and lightning energy splashed everywhere, creating a fearsome sea of lightning. Xiang Chenxi expected Xiang Shaoyun to be blasted away with his punch, but to his surprise, he was the one forced to take a step back. He instantly raged with fury.
And as Xiang Chenxi was about to attack further, Xiang Shaoyun charged toward Baili Yixiao and attacked him with thick saber intent. Baili Yixiao lifted his head and joined his fingers to form a finger sword. He then pointed at the saber and stopped the attack head on.
“Interesting,” he remarked with a smile.
He could sense that Xiang Shaoyun’s comprehension of saber intent was rather deep. Otherwise, he would have been able to shatter the saber with a single jab of his finger sword.
Xiang Shaoyun then soared to the sky and roared, “All of you, come together. Make things interesting!”
Before anyone could reply, Feng Huosuo’s voice rang out, “Impudent! Do you think you can break the rules of the four academies just because you’re the lord guardian’s disciple? I hereby declare that you have been disqualified for breaking the compet.i.tion’s rule.”
His declaration stunned all the disciples. In their opinion, Xiang Shaoyun’s provocations might be hateful, but he still shouldn’t be disqualified so easily. They were obviously looking for an excuse to kick Xiang Shaoyun from the compet.i.tion.
“You think you can make a decision on behalf of all four academies?” said the wolf guard with derision. He faced the other elders and said, “You have all seen the strength of my young master. He intends to fight three opponents alone. I believe this has happened in the past, so this isn’t even breaking the rules. In any case, the purpose of this compet.i.tion is to inspect the strength of the disciples. This is a fight for glory. If my young master is defeated fair and square, I won’t have anything to say, but if he is disqualified in this manner, I doubt my master will be happy.”
The True Martial Academy elder said, “That’s right. Something like this has happened in the past. This is not a violation of the rules. At most, you can only call him arrogant.”
“I agree. On the battlefield, strength is everything. If he is really capable enough to face multiple opponents at once, there is nothing we can do about it. I only hope that he doesn’t disappoint us,” said the Nine Palace Academy elder.
“Someone aiming to be the champion should naturally possess such confidence,” said the Sacred Deer Academy elder.
Feng Huosuo’s face darkened. He had thought that the other elders would agree with him. But it turned out he had humiliated himself since everyone else had disagreed.
The True Martial Academy elder disregarded Feng Huosuo and announced to the disciples, “Those who have yet to fight may fight as you wish. The final four survivors will be crowned as the Four Blazing Suns, and the final victor will be the champion of this compet.i.tion.”
A clamor erupted from the disciples. It would seem like an ultimate Emperor would be crowned here today. This was the same as the selection of a wolf king from a pack of wolves. Only after defeating all challengers would one be a true king. That was the only way for one to convince the ma.s.ses.
The four academies were evidently prepared to do the same. It would be up to the disciples to fight to become the ultimate Emperor. Feng Huosuo did not even have the courage to object. He thought sullenly, I must find a way to kill him. If I allow him to grow, he will be a source of countless troubles.
With the elder’s permission, the disciples could finally fight freely.
“You wish to fight three opponents alone, but I have the same thought as well. Why don’t all of you come at me instead?” said Jiu Tian.
Xiang Chenxi laughed heartily before he said, “Haha, I, Little Overlord, will be the better candidate to challenge all of you!”
“I don’t mind either way,” said Baili Yixiao uncaringly.
At this time, Devil Concubine rushed over and attacked Xiang Shaoyun without saying anything. She was the number two disciple of True Martial Academy, second only to Dugu Qiubai. Not even the Little Overlord dared to provoke her. Many disciples believed that this would be the end of Xiang Shaoyun.
Unsurprisingly, Xiang Shaoyun avoided her. He turned into a phantom and dashed toward Jiu Tian and started attacking wildly with the Seven Overlapping Waves Slash.
“Decent strength, but still not enough against me,” said Jiu Tian indifferently. He used his palm as a blade and swung it, sending a purpleflame wind blade over. Xiang Shaoyun’s saber energy was instantly sliced apart as the purpleflame wind blade continued shooting toward him.
At the same moment, Devil Concubine appeared behind Xiang Shaoyun and attacked. Faced with a pincer attack, n.o.body believed that Xiang Shaoyun would be able to survive. Beyond all expectations, he vanished into thin air, causing the two attacks to collide with each other instead.
Under the stage, Bu Feng exclaimed, “What kind of speed is this?”
He was able to see Xiang Shaoyun’s movement, and he found with surprise that Xiang Shaoyun wasn’t the least bit slower than him. In fact, Xiang Shaoyun was actually faster than him. At this moment, he became even more convinced of his defeat in Xiang Shaoyun’s hands.