Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God Chapter 2943 - Chapter 2.017: One Person
Chapter 2943 Chapter 2.017: One Person
Although Lin Yaoyue had spoken softly, the instructors present were seated nearby. Moreover, Lin Yaoyue’s existence in the G.o.d’s Domain Academy was akin to a celebrity. No matter where she appeared, she would become the center of attention of every instructor. Thus, the instructors present all heard Lin Yaoyue’s words clearly.
For a time, every instructor present couldn’t help but s.h.i.+ft their line of sight toward s.h.i.+ Feng, surprise and confusion in their eyes.
“He’s sending only Wu Lingling? What is he trying to do?”
“Did he not read the rules properly? Does he think it’s going to be one-on-one fights?”
Most of the instructors present had done some research on s.h.i.+ Feng’s situation.
On one side, there was s.h.i.+ Feng, Shadow’s dismissed Guild Leader. On the other side, there was Gu Yiren, Shadow’s newly promoted Guild Leader. Since Gu Yiren was here to show support to his younger cousin Gu Tong in the freshman compet.i.tion, the compet.i.tion could be said to be s.h.i.+ Feng’s best opportunity to one-up Gu Yiren and show his worth in the G.o.d’s Domain Academy.
s.h.i.+ Feng even had the necessary conditions to achieve this goal. So long as he paired the incredibly talented Wu Lingling with two other talented students, he would have a high chance to win against Gu Yiren.
Yet, now, s.h.i.+ Feng was letting Wu Lingling partic.i.p.ate by herself?
It should be known that Wu Lingling and Gu Tong had similar results in the entrance evaluation. Both had reached the Trial Tower’s fifth-floor early stage. So, the two could be regarded as evenly matched, and it wouldn’t be strange for any of them to win against each other. Although Gu Tong’s teammates were stronger than any of s.h.i.+ Feng’s other students, Wu Lingling still had a winning chance so long as she had reliable teammates to support her.
Although the compet.i.tion’s rules did not state that partic.i.p.ating teams needed to have three members, sending a one-man team to partic.i.p.ate was no different from forfeiting the compet.i.tion.
“Instructor Luo, do you think that Instructor s.h.i.+ got scared after experiencing Guild Leader Gu’s frightening aura?” a young junior instructor sitting beside Luo Tiancheng asked. Then, he smirked and continued, “Even if he’s unwilling to embarra.s.s himself and forfeit the match, there’s no need to have Wu Lingling partic.i.p.ate by herself. If Wu Xiaoxiao learns of this, his career as an instructor will probably come to an end.”
Everyone capable of enrolling into the G.o.d’s Domain Academy possessed a certain degree of talent. Even if Wu Lingling was superior to her peers, she hadn’t reached a level where she could fight multiple opponents by herself. Not to mention, having teammates meant that one could execute many more strategic maneuvers. Thus, Wu Lingling would face an overwhelming defeat even if she fought in a two-on-one matchup, let alone a three-on-one matchup.
Wu Xiaoxiao, one of the G.o.d’s Domain Academy’s brightest students, definitely wouldn’t be willing to watch her little sister suffer a miserable defeat. Even if everyone could understand the reason for Wu Lingling’s miserable defeat, it still wouldn’t sound nice when others talked about it.
Meanwhile, if a top student like Wu Xiaoxiao tried to seek justice for this matter, the Academy would probably fire s.h.i.+ Feng without hesitation. After all, s.h.i.+ Feng was merely a newly-hired junior instructor.
In regards to this situation, Luo Tiancheng glanced at s.h.i.+ Feng and sneered, saying, “You can’t say that about Instructor s.h.i.+. Who knows? Instructor s.h.i.+ might be aiming to replicate Senior Instructor Qi’s achievement several semesters ago and make a name for himself in this freshman compet.i.tion.”
“How is that possible? Instructor Qi was in charge of the Academy’s Golden Duo at the time. Although Wu Lingling is a genius in her own right, she is still only one person,” the young junior instructor said, shaking his head. However, he also understood that Luo Tiancheng was trying to ridicule s.h.i.+ Feng, so he didn’t continue detailing the matter.
In reality, there had been many past instances where instructors would send only one or two students to represent them in the freshman compet.i.tion. However, out of the many instructors who did so, only Instructor Qi had ever secured the champions.h.i.+p. Moreover, his achievement was largely attributed to his two students being twins. Not only did these twins have incredible talent, but they also had extraordinary coordination. Thus, they managed to win despite fighting in two-on-three matchups.
However, Wu Lingling’s situation was different. She didn’t even have someone to rely on, let alone a twin sibling. In such a situation, she wouldn’t even get through the preliminary round, let alone winning against Gu Tong’s team of three.
In the meantime, s.h.i.+ Feng ignored the discussions taking place around him and calmly nodded to Lin Yaoyue, saying, “Mhm, just her. It won’t be interesting if I send too many.”
“It won’t be interesting?”
Lin Yaoyue was momentarily stunned when she heard s.h.i.+ Feng’s answer. Her mind failed to comprehend what s.h.i.+ Feng was trying to say.
As for the instructors seated nearby, they laughed when they heard s.h.i.+ Feng’s answer.
“It won’t be interesting if he sends too many? Does he think it’s interesting to watch three people gang up on one person, then?”
“Could he be insane?”
“I don’t know whether Instructor s.h.i.+ is insane, but I do know he’ll go insane once Wu Xiaoxiao finds out about this!”
The many instructors present discussed and laughed over s.h.i.+ Feng’s words. Some instructors also started to look forward to the end of the compet.i.tion. After all, n.o.body in the Academy had ever seen Wu Xiaoxiao go berserk before. However, they might just get the opportunity to see it this time.
While a commotion was taking place over the instructors’ seating area, the Academy’s dean also officially announced the start of the freshman compet.i.tion.
The compet.i.tion’s format was simple. There were six virtual gaming pods prepared in the center of the arena, and partic.i.p.ating teams would fight each other in the virtual realm. There was also a holographic screen projected above the gaming pods to allow spectators to see the fights.
Partic.i.p.ants would automatically receive a virtual body with a Level 100, Tier 3 physique and weapons and equipment of similar quality when they entered the virtual realm. Afterward, all they needed to do was select their cla.s.ses, and they would be automatically teleported into a randomized battlefield that spanned a radius of 200 yards. Unlike the Professional League, the freshman compet.i.tion was a contest of skills and tactics.
Meanwhile, after the dean explained the compet.i.tion rules, he also revealed the list of partic.i.p.ating students and their respective teams. Then, when Wu Lingling saw the teammates she had, or lack thereof, she couldn’t help but have a huge headache.
“Is Instructor s.h.i.+ insane?”
Wu Lingling was a little stunned when she saw that s.h.i.+ Feng’s team only had her name in it. Although she had long since known that she would be chosen to partic.i.p.ate in the compet.i.tion, she never thought she would do so without even a single support…
As soon as Wu Lingling snapped out of her daze, she immediately tried to call s.h.i.+ Feng and ask him why he was having her partic.i.p.ate by herself.
Wu Lingling admitted that her combat standard had improved significantly after her training session in the Withered Ruins. He had also learned many evasive maneuvers from s.h.i.+ Feng, which elevated her dodging standard to a whole new level. However, she hadn’t gotten so arrogant as to think she could go up against three opponents simultaneously.
Even if all three of her opponents were freshmen capable of only reaching the Trial Tower’s fourth floor, it didn’t matter. In a situation where all partic.i.p.ants had similar Basic Attributes, weapons, and equipment, so long as the other party didn’t foolishly take independent action, their victory against her would be guaranteed.
However, before Wu Lingling could call s.h.i.+ Feng, the holographic screen in the middle of the arena revealed the first matchup of the compet.i.tion. Upon seeing the matched teams, the entire arena instantly fell silent.
As if fate was toying with her, Wu Lingling had gotten matched against Gu Tong’s team in the very first round. The matchup that everyone thought would only appear in the final round had actually appeared in the first round.
“Huh? Wu Lingling doesn’t have any teammates?”
“Wu Lingling is partic.i.p.ating by herself? Is she insane?”
Surprise and confusion flashed across Gu Tong’s eyes when he saw the information displayed on the holographic screen.
Out of the thousand or so freshmen this year, the only person Gu Tong acknowledged as his rival was Wu Lingling, Wu Xiaoxiao’s younger sister. As for everyone else, he placed no importance on them at all. Once he defeated Wu Lingling, he even planned to challenge Wu Xiaoxiao before graduating, becoming a legend in the G.o.d’s Domain Academy.
While everyone was still trying to process this situation, the mechanical voice of the compet.i.tion’s administrative system echoed throughout the arena.
“May the partic.i.p.ants of both teams enter the virtual gaming cabins! The match will begin in one minute!”
The mechanical voice interrupted everyone’s thoughts. When Wu Lingling saw Gu Tong’s team walking to the gaming cabins, she gritted her teeth and swiftly made her way to the center of the arena as well. Then, she laid down into a gaming cabin and entered the virtual arena.
While both teams were waiting for the timer to count down and the system to teleport them to a random battlefield, Gu Tong’s team members couldn’t help but look at Gu Tong and ask, “Boss Gu, should we step aside and let you fight Wu Lingling one-on-one?”
The two of them knew that Gu Tong had originally planned to utilize his victory against Wu Lingling to increase his reputation in Shadow. However, now that Wu Lingling was partic.i.p.ating by herself, it’d be meaningless even if the three of them won against her.
“No!” Gu Tong shook his head. Then, in a definitive tone, he said, “We’ll fight together! Since Wu Lingling has given up on the compet.i.tion, she is no longer worthy of being my rival!”