The compet.i.tion of the four academies finally ended. Xiang Shaoyun emerged as the champion, with Dugu Qiubai, Devil Concubine, and Baili Yixiao being the other three Blazing Suns.
As for Jiu Tian, he was strong but had underestimated his opponent too much. He ended up being defeated early on. One could say that he was the prodigy that had suffered the ugliest defeat in the compet.i.tion.
Although he had defeated Zhan Wushuang, he still couldn’t become one of the Four Blazing Suns. He did not care that much, as he was a reincarnator. Being one of the Blazing Suns was nothing but an empty t.i.tle for him.
As for Baili Yixiao, he was someone whose fame followed his merits. He had been the Dragon Phoenix Academy’s strongest disciple. Moreover, his Unrivaled Righteous Sword Technique was an ancient ruler’s sword technique, and it could only be cultivated by someone possessing righteousness, heroic bravery, and a ruler’s qualities.
Not only had Baili Yixiao successfully cultivated the technique, he could also unleash a great might using it. He was worthy of being called the number one sword Emperor.
Devil Concubine was the owner of a Yin Yang Physique. Her Yin Yang Diagram was flawless, and only a freak like Xiang Shaoyun could defeat her. n.o.body doubted her qualification to be one of the Blazing Suns.
There was nothing to be said about Dugu Qiubai. His physique was now known to all, and he was practically guaranteed to be a super expert in the future. He was someone strongly addicted to martial cultivation, and so long as he did not die prematurely, he would eventually rise to become one of the strongest in the world.
As for Xiang Shaoyun, only the word freak could describe him. It was previously confirmed that his path of cultivation was a dead end, but he actually towered over all these other geniuses, giving everyone else a stifling sensation.
Earlier, most of them thought that Xiang Shaoyun would definitely not be able to enter the Soul Foundation Realm. But after witnessing his soul clone, the doubters shut their mouths. Since his soul was already that strong, it was only a matter of time before he successfully forged his soul foundation.
They started to feel expectant of Xiang Shaoyun’s future. They hoped to see him go further, but they also feared that he would be so strong that everyone else would be overwhelmed.
The compet.i.tion had ended, but the Four Blazing Suns weren’t rewarded with anything. After all, just entering the secret s.p.a.ce in itself was already a reward. Their respective academies would naturally reward them upon their return.
The spatial restriction on Lonesoul Island was removed. They were not worried that the dark wyvern would create trouble for them as it seemed to have disappeared after its breakthrough.
The elders landed on the ground, and the wolf guard immediately arrived beside Xiang Shaoyun to protect him from any unexpected mishaps. The many elders also came over, their attention focused solely on him.
“Young man, are you interested in joining our True Martial Academy? You saw it yourself. We have the most ancient of inheritances, and we are the strongest. If you join us, we will definitely help you forge the strongest physique,” said the True Martial Academy elder with a genial smile.
Before Xiang Shaoyun could reply, the Nine Palace Academy elder said, “Young man, join the Nine Palace Academy. I will appoint you an overseer. You will also be granted a special authority to learn all the ancient battle techniques we have in our collection.”
“Their academies are decent, but we have what they have as well. Additionally, we have more beauties in our academy. Join us, young man. Our academy is the heaven for all men,” said the Sacred Deer Academy elder with a slightly seductive look on her face.
All the disciples watched on as the elders of the three academies all tried to recruit a single disciple. Is that really fine? The disciples were filled with envy.
As for the wolf guard, he stood at the side as a loyal guard. He did not interfere in Xiang Shaoyun’s decision-making. In any case, his sole duty was to protect Xiang Shaoyun.
Xiang Shaoyun replied, “Thank you for the offer, lords. This kid does not plan to join any academies.”
“Young man, you can’t be disheartened so easily. Our True Martial Academy is not the same as the Dragon Phoenix Academy. They are blind, but we aren’t. I promise that you will receive the best treatment after joining us,” said the True Martial Academy elder as he slapped his chest.
Feng Huosuo and Shadowflash felt like someone had slapped them on their faces. After all, they were the main culprits who had caused Xiang Shaoyun to be expelled from the academy.
The other elders continued to offer Xiang Shaoyun numerous special treatments, promising that they would help him become stronger. Unfortunately, Xiang Shaoyun had already steeled his mind and could only disappoint them.
The disciples returned to their respective s.h.i.+ps as they started their return journey. There were also some that were unwilling to return. They intended to temper themselves around the area before going back.
Yu Caidie came to Xiang Shaoyun before leaving and planted a kiss on his face right in front of everyone. Everyone collapsed mentally. Her kiss was a clear sign that their G.o.ddess was going to stop being single soon.
“I’ll be waiting at the Yu Clan for your proposal,” said Yu Caidie before stepping on a cloud and leaving.
Looking at her departing back, Xiang Shaoyun sighed inwardly, I will eventually pay the Yu Clan another visit.
At the thought of the Yu Clan, some bad memories emerged in his mind, but they were incomplete.
Han Chenfei looked at Xiang Shaoyun with a trace of resentment in her eyes and said, “That woman might be too cold. She doesn’t suit you. You need a pa.s.sionate and gentle partner like me.”
The people around them were confused. Yu Caidie was a flame cultivator, while Han Chenfei was an ice cultivator. And now, Han Chenfei was claiming that Yu Caidie was cold and she herself was pa.s.sionate?
“Return to the academy. You don’t have to wait for me,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
“No, we’ll leave after you’re done healing,” said Han Chenfei.
“Same here,” said Tang Longfei.
Xia Liuhui said, “Boss, I’ll be going back with you.”
Only Xia Liuhui and Xiang Shaoyun understood what exactly those words meant.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded and said, “I will take a trip back to the Dragon Phoenix Mountain Range. Fine, give me two days. We might as well go together since we don’t know when we will meet again.”
The three birds were left with the strong-ape at the Dragon Phoenix Mountain Range, so he needed to pick them up. When the others heard what he said, they stopped talking and gave him some s.p.a.ce to focus on healing.
The wolf guard also remained, but he was protecting Xiang Shaoyun from the dark. He would not allow any mishap to happen, and for now, the priority was to allow him to fully recover.
Xiang Shaoyun had suffered heavy injuries. Using the Secret Reversal Technique and a large amount of spring water and herbs, he was only able to recover by about 50 percent after two days. One could see just how terrifying Dugu Qiubai’s attacks were.
Even so, Xiang Shaoyun was well enough to travel. Seated atop Money, he continued healing as he traveled to the Dragon Phoenix City with the others.