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But would dispersing be of any use?
The answer was no.
Duan Ling Tian stood on top, rooted to the ground like a mountain.
Instantly, a defensive qi barrier that was suffused with the radiance of Origin Energy flickered on the surface of Duan Ling Tian’s body.
A ninth level Body Tempering soldier had a vicious expression as he fully exploded out with the strength of an ancient mammoth, smashing his fist onto Duan Ling Tian’s defensive qi barrier.
The sound of bones breaking sounded.
The soldier emitted a shrill cry and was blasted away before grasping on to this broken arm and rolling around the floor in pain while pouring out cold sweat.
Meanwhile, the other three enemy kingdom soldiers’ attacks had arrived.
Without exception, they all followed in the footsteps of the first soldier.
Especially the second level Core Formation martial artist; he had exploded forth with his full strength of three ancient mammoths and spared no effort when he smashed his palm onto Duan Ling Tian…
As a result, all of the force was teleported in reverse, and his arm was directly broken from the impact before he was blasted away and blacked out on the ground.
Slight shock appeared on Vice Commander Qiao Qing Shan’s face. He pondered for a moment before recalling an extremely valuable high grade Profound Rank defensive martial skill.
The surrounding drill grounds was deathly silent.
This scene was even more shocking than when Yu Xiang was in the arena.
Yu Xiang only used his defensive martial skill to block the enemy kingdom soldiers’ attacks…
However, Duan Ling Tian not only blocked the attacks, but his defensive martial skill could even counterattack, returning nearly all of his opponent’s force.
"What a terrifying defensive martial skill!"
"Yeah, this defensive martial skill is really too strong."
The crowd was in an uproar. Many of the youths couldn’t help from emitting a sense of reverence when their gaze was on Duan Ling Tian.
And there was even a small amount of youths whose eyes emitted a dense intent to battle.
Yu Xiang grunted coldly. His limelight being seized by Duan Ling Tian caused the malicious intent in his eyes to grow even deeper.
After Duan Ling Tian passed the test, he quickly walked back to where he was standing earlier.
As for those remaining enemy kingdom soldiers that were on the brink of death, they were all killed one after the other by the Iron Blood Army soldiers, their blood splattering on the spot.
The moment they lost the battle was the moment their fates were sealed.
After Duan Ling Tian exited the arena, it was Xiao Yu’s turn.
Xiao Yu and Duan Ling Tian brushed shoulders as they passed each other, and Xiao Yu’s eyes emitted a trace of astonishment…
As far as he knew, the defensive martial skill that Duan Ling Tian executed earlier was undoubtedly the defensive martial skill that he cultivated, Star Shift.
He was slightly curious as to where Duan Ling Tian learned Star Shift from.
Moreover, it seemed to be cultivated to the Perfection Stage.
"Duan Ling Tian, you know Star Shift as well?" Meng Quan asked curiously.
Half a year ago, he battled Xiao Yu during Aurora City’s youth gathering and suffered a loss to Star Shift.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and said, "Meng Quan, what I executed wasn’t Star Shift, only its characteristics are slightly similar."
"So that’s how it is; and here I was feeling puzzled as to how you could know the Xiao Clan’s martial skill…"
Meng Quan nodded.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze wandered off into the distance.
As Xiao Yu stood there, his cold figure seemed to be still like a mountain, giving off an invisible suppressive feeling to others.
The ten enemy kingdom soldiers all had fearful expressions as they entered the arena and dispersed to surround him.
A defensive qi barrier flickered on the surface of Xiao Yu’s body.
Fully exploding forth with the strength of four ancient mammoths!
Xiao Yu moved out swiftly as he locked on to the second level Core Formation soldier.
In the blink of an eye, he had already caught up to his target, and he jerked his sleeve that was suffused with Origin Energy.
His long sleeve swung out to intercept the enemy kingdom soldier’s fist that contained the strength of three ancient mammoths.
The soldier’s expression distorted greatly.
He only felt that his fist had hit the youth’s sleeve, but it seemed to have hit cotton; there was no place to exert his strength on.
In the next moment, he noticed a terrifying force tremoring towards him.
The enemy kingdom soldier’s arm was directly twisted to the point of breaking by Xiao Yu’s sleeve movement.
Accompanied by a shrill cry, the enemy kingdom soldier was blasted away by Xiao Yu, his body trembling violently as he rolled all over on the floor…
Meanwhile, the remaining nine enemy kingdom soldiers’ attacks had arrived to blast themselves onto Xiao Yu.
Some attacked from behind, some attacked from the sides.
A string of shrill cries sounded at almost the same time as the nine enemy kingdom soldiers whose attacks descended onto Xiao Yu were blasted away one after the other.
Following which, Xiao Yu killed them all one by one!
Xiao Yu smoothly passed the test, and thus the Captain continued to call upon the next number.
"Meng Quan, good luck."
Xiao Yu nodded to Meng Quan as they brushed past each other.
Meng Quan inhaled a deep breath.
Meanwhile, only now did the young geniuses present react. Their gazes all switched between Xiao Yu and Duan Ling Tian.
"This number 138 seems to be together with Duan Ling Tian… even his defensive martial skill seems similar!"
"Yeah, I wonder what defensive martial skill it is. It’s too terrifying! He only needs to activate his defensive qi barrier. When others attack him, it’s like hitting a mirror; they are unable to injure him and instead injured themselves."
"This defensive martial skill is certainly extremely rare even in our Crimson Sky Kingdom!"
Many of the youths present looked at Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Yu with gazes that emitted an envious and jealous lustre.
"Duan Ling Tian, how do you know Star Shift?"
Xiao Yu couldn’t stop himself from asking the moment he returned to Duan Ling Tian’s side.
Star Shift was an extremely valuable high grade Profound Rank defensive martial skill; even their Xiao Clan relied on their ancestor’s bestowal in order to acquire this martial skill.
This martial skill was something that neither the Li Clan nor the Lin Clan possessed; even the large clans of Swallow Mountain County didn’t have it, and even the County Governor’s Estate might not have it.
Thus, he was curious as to how Duan Ling Tian knew this martial skill.
"You’ve seen wrongly. The defensive martial skill I executed wasn’t Star Shift, it was Greater Teleportation."
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian roughly recited the principles behind Greater Teleportation to Xiao Yu.
"It’s indeed slightly different, but it achieves the same goal with different means."
Xiao Yu couldn’t help but sigh.
Meanwhile, Meng Quan had already drawn an iron rod from the weapons rack on a side of the drill grounds and was executing Thousand Shadow Rod as he fought with the ten enemy kingdom soldiers.
With a swing of the rod, a ninth level Body Tempering soldier was blasted away.
Just at this moment, an unexpected event abruptly occurred.
One of the ninth level Body Tempering soldiers forcefully threw himself over and withstood a rod strike from Meng Quan before tightly grasping onto the iron rod.
"Don’t worry about me, kill him!"
The enemy kingdom soldier had a vicious expression as his fresh blood flowed out of his mouth and he howled in grief.
The other eight soldiers had tears in their eyes as they pounced like madmen towards Meng Quan, who couldn’t use his rod anymore.
Duan Ling Tian’s face turned grim.
When Meng Quan realized the danger he was in, he roared and hoisted up the soldier along with the iron rod before dropping it down towards one of the soldiers that was pouncing towards him.
Two lives with a single rod strike.
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief when he saw this scene.
In the end, Meng Quan eventually passed the test with great hardships…
Duan Ling Tian looked at the serious-faced Meng Quan and asked, "Eh, Meng Quan, you’ve already passed the test. Why do you not seem happy at all?"
"Duan Ling Tian, tell me, should I really have killed them? That enemy kingdom soldier was willing to die in order to restrain my weapon just so that he could allow his companions to obtain freedom…"
Meng Quan had a complicated gaze as he heaved a sighed.
"That guy was indeed worthy of admiration."
Xiao Yu nodded seriously.
"You killed him in order to protect yourself, and your battle with him would either end in his or your death… So you don’t have to feel any guilt."
Duan Ling Tian patted Meng Quan on the shoulder as he consoled him.
The Genius Camp test continued on like a raging fire…
Later on, there were still some youth geniuses who got killed, but overall it was much better than when it just started.
Presently, all of the youths present could be considered to have experienced genuine slaughter and bloodshed.
They didn’t have any mental burdens anymore when they entered the arena to conduct a slaughter.
The youth that entered the arena this time was around the age of eighteen. He was wearing scarlet red robes and holding a sheathed sword in his hand.
The moment he attacked, he attracted the gazes of everyone present.
Above him, six ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form…
Obviously, he was a fourth level Core Formation martial artist!
And the third fourth level Core Formation Stage martial artist that was participating in the Genius Camp test so far.
The ten enemy kingdom soldiers had only entered the arena and had not even taken their positions when…
In the blink of an eye, a red stream of light flashed criss-cross across the soldiers.
Repeated sword cries could be vaguely heard falling and rising one after the other.
The sound of a sword being sheathed echoed out.
The youth’s figure revealed itself after having moved from one side of the soldiers to the other.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
The ten enemy kingdom soldiers maintained their original postures before abruptly crashing to the ground.
The warm, fresh blood that was spurting out of their throats was dazzling to the eye…
This scene caused Qiao Qing Shan, the dignified Vice Commander of the Iron Blood Army, to be unable to control himself from cheering. His eyes shone and he was eager to know more about this youth. "What’s your name?"
The red-robed youth nodded in a slightly courteous manner to Qiao Qing Shan.
As expected, the crowd of youths were once again in an uproar.
"F**K, this Su Li is the real freak! I couldn’t even seen his movements clearly, but he killed all of the enemy kingdom soldiers."
"Too terrifying! I didn’t even have time to see what his sword looked like."
"I think his strength is even more formidable than Duan Ling Tian’s and Yu Xiang’s…"
"I think so too."
Hearing the discussions from the surroundings caused Yu Xiang’s expression to turn ugly.
But his eyes emitted a trace of fear when he looked at the far away red-robed Su Li.
Although he wasn’t willing to admit it, the red-robed youth’s strength was indeed more formidable than his.
No… Not only more formidable.
As far as he was concerned, even the first ranked youth in the younger generation of County City, Tan Rui, was still far from being as terrifying as the red-robed youth.
"I didn’t expect there to still be such a freak among the young geniuses that participated in this year’s Genius Camp test," Meng Quan exclaimed in a low voice.
"What a swift sword!"
Xiao Yu’s expression was serious.
As Duan Ling Tian looked at the far away red-robed youth, his eyes flashed with a trace of surprise.
Earlier, he vaguely caught Su Li’s movements…
Su Li’s movement technique was undoubtedly a high grade Profound Rank movement technique. Moreover, it was cultivated to the Perfection Stage.
If he were to face Su Li, unless he went at it with everything he had and exploded forth with the strength comparable to a fifth level Core Formation martial artist, he would be far inferior to Su Li.
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