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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Not only was Duan Ling Tian surprised, the other people were surprised as well.
"I truly never imagined that Flame Young Master had comprehended Half-step Advanced Water Force all of a sudden, and is even able to battle Crazy Young Master equally!"
"If Flame Young Master fought Sword Young Master now, then he might not lose!"
"Yeah, the Force Flame Young Master has comprehended is a Force of nature, and besides being able to improve offensive power, it’s also able to improve speed, whereas Sword Young Master’s Sword Force is only able to improve offensive power."
"The former’s Force possesses both speed and offensive ability, whereas the Force of the latter is only able to improve offensive ability."
"With Flame Young Master’s speed now after his Half-step Advanced Water Force fused into his Origin Energy, it’s sufficient to place him in an invincible position against Sword Young Master!"
Those people that ridiculed Zhang Yan earlier had now turned it around and praised Zhang Yan.
After a short moment, Zhang Yan and Luo Zhan had fought another few tens of moves, yet the outcome was still unable to be decided.
In the end, Chi Ming said, "If this goes on, then even if the both of you are exhausted, it would be difficult for the both of you to decide on the victor of the battle… This battle was be considered to be a tie."
Luo Zhan and Zhang Yan frowned, yet although they were unwilling, they knew that this was the best outcome.
Neither of them had any objections.
"Lot number six!" Subsequently, Chi Ming looked at Su Li.
Su Li was the possessor of lot number six.
After Su Li entered the battlefield, his gaze shot at Chen Shao Shuai. "Sword Young Master!"
"I admit defeat." Chen Shao Shuai had a complicated gaze as he spoke directly.
When Su Li has just shown himself, Chen Shao Shuai still had the thought of competing with Su Li in his heart.
But after he witnessed Su Li’s true strength, he’d completely lost any thoughts to fight Su Li.
Sixth level of the Void Prying Stage.
Advanced Sword Force.
No matter which accomplishment it was, it was something that was difficult for him to reach.
Su Li’s strength had exceeded his expectations.
"Perhaps only Duan Ling Tian might be able to defeat this Su Li by using his demonic technique." Chen Shao Shuai thought in his heart and looked at Duan Ling Tian.
As far as he was concerned, even though Su Li was an existence at the sixth level of the Void Prying Stage, but it ought to be difficult for him withstand Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique.
After all, that Black Fiend Sect’s Sun Rui was an existence at the sixth level of the Void Prying Stage as well, yet he’d fallen under Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique.
Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique was unfathomable and impossible to defend against.
The second round came to an end.
Next, it was the third round.
The possessor of lot number one, Chen Shao Shuai, had defeated Zhang Yan, lost to Luo Zhan, and admitted defeat before Long Yun and Su Li.
Now, he could only challenge Duan Ling Tian.
"Duan Ling Tian!" Chen Shao Shuai glanced at Duan Ling Tian, then he looked at Chi Ming. "Vice Dean Chi, I’m not a match for Duan Ling Tian… I admit defeat."
Chi Ming nodded and then he announced. "The possessor of lot number one, Chen Shao Shuai, has obtained one of the five positions!"
The genius competition today was mainly for the sake of deciding on five people from the six of them.
The rule was that so long as they obtained a single victory, they would be able to obtain one of the five positions.
Chen Shao Shuai had once defeat Zhang Yan, so he’d obtained a victory.
"Lot number two!" Subsequently, Chi Ming’s gaze descended onto Zhang Yan, whereas Zhang Yan was only able to choose Long Yun and Su Li.
He chose Long Yun, and then admitted defeat.
After that, it was the turn of the possessor of lot number three, Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s current combat results were:
Sword Young Master, admitted defeat.
Crazy Young Master, admitted defeat.
Flame Young Master, defeated.
Saber Young Master, defeated.
So, Duan Ling Tian only had one remaining choice…
Before Duan Ling Tian spoke out, Su Li took a stride forward and stood out.
His gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian, and the corners of his mouth curled into a rare wisp of a smile. "Duan Ling Tian, let me have a good battle with you today!"
"Su Li, you might not be a match for me," Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
As far as he was concerned, since Su Li wasn’t an Inscription Master, Su Li would surely be unable to withstand the soul skill, Thousand Illusions, that he executed with his Spiritual Force that was at the sixth level of the Void Prying Stage.
"I precisely want to experience your ability." Strong battle intent arose in Su Li’s eyes as he spoke slowly.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Instantly, a dim light flickered deep within his eyes.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force fused into his soul brand, and he executed his soul skill.
An illusory space that was constructed out of thin air enveloped Su Li within it.
Right at this moment, along with a sword appeared in Su Li’s hand, Origin Energy raged and surged on his body.
At the same time, strands of peerlessly sharp aura that was fierce suffused the sword in his hand…
Advanced Sword Force!
At this moment, Su Li’s entire body seemed as if it had fused into one with the sword in his hand, and the Advanced Sword Force on his body shot into the sky!
Right at the instant Su Li took a step forward and was intending to attack.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression abruptly went absent-minded.
Because, he’d noticed that the illusory space had actually shattered…
"It has shattered?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Duan Ling Tian had a stunned expression when he saw the illusory space vanish without a trace.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian tried a few more times, and the illusory space was still obliterated in succession in the end.
Of course, the successive failures allowed him to find the reason for this.
"Advanced Force is actually able to counter my illusion space…" Duan Ling Tian gasped to himself.
This was a great discovery.
"My Spiritual Force isn’t strong enough and is unable to go against the Advanced Force… Perhaps, only after my Spiritual Force advances a step further would it be able to withstand this Advanced Force!
"Looks like my soul skill, Thousand Illusions, is not only unable to deal with sixth level Void Prying Stage Inscription Masters, and is similarly unable to deal with sixth level Void Prying Stage martial artists that have comprehended Advanced Force!" Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
"Duan Ling Tian?" Su Li saw that Duan Ling Tian was slightly absent-minded, and he spoke out in reminder.
He wasn’t willing to win because of Duan Ling Tian’s absent-mindedness.
Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses when he heard Su Li’s voice, then he smiled lightly. "I admit defeat."
After he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian directly withdrew from the battlefield under the numerous gazes of disbelief.
"Duan Ling Tian has admitted defeat?"
"Why did he admit defeat? After all, even if it was the Black Fiend Sect’s Elder Sun Rui, an existence at the sixth level of the Void Prying Stage, he was still killed by Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique!"
"A sixth level Void Prying Stage martial artist ought to be unable to escape from Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique!"
"Looks like Duan Ling Tian admitted defeat willingly."
"It ought to be so."
The surrounding crowd of spectators thought that Duan Ling Tian had admitted defeat willingly.
After all, everyone present knew that Duan Ling Tian and Su Li were friends, moreover, they were friends with a deep relationship.
"Duan Ling Tian." Su Li frowned as he thought that Duan Ling Tian intentionally let him win.
"Su Li, don’t listen to their nonsense… If I had the confidence, it would be impossible for me to not fight you! I indeed don’t have the slightest confidence today." Duan Ling Tian looked at Su Li and shook his head as he spoke via voice transmission.
"But, I might be inferior to you today, but in the future, you might not be a match for me!" Bright lights shot out from Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
As far as he was concerned, so long as his Spiritual Force advanced a step further, the illusory space he created would surely be able to withstand the Advanced Force.
"I anticipate it extremely." Su Li nodded and smiled when he heard Duan Ling Tian, and his eyes were filled with battle intent.
Along with Duan Ling Tian admitted defeat, the outcome of the genius competition came out quickly.
Su Li won five battles and was ranked first.
Duan Ling Tian won four battles and lost one battle, and was ranked second.
Long Yun won three battles and lost two battles, and was ranked third.
Luo Zhan won one battle, tied one battle, and lost three battles, and was ranked fourth.
Chen Shao Shuai won one battle and lost four battles, and was ranked fifth.
Zhang Yan tied one battle and lost four battles, and was ranked sixth.
"Imperial Father!" Zhang Yan was extremely unsatisfied with this outcome, and he looked at the Emperor and said, "I want to fight another battle with Chen Shao Shuai… The reason I lost to him earlier was because I still hadn’t comprehended Half-step Advanced Water Force!"
"What you mean is you can defeat him now?" The Emperor glanced indifferently at Zhang Yan as he asked.
"Yes!" Zhang Yan had a confident expression.
The Emperor’s gaze descended onto Chen Shao Shuai. "Sword Young Master, according to the rules of the genius competition, his request doesn’t conform with the rules… Are you willing to agree to this request of his? It’s alright if you’re unwilling."
For a time, the gazes of everyone present descended onto Sword Young Master.
Most people felt that Sword Young Master wouldn’t agree to this unreasonable request.
Only Duan Ling Tian saw Chen Shao Shuai who was deep in thought, and Duan Ling Tian seemed as if he thought of something.
"I agree!" In the end, Chen Shao Shuai nodded.
Instantly, the surrounding crowd of spectators were dumbstruck.
"Is something wrong with this Sword Young Master’s head?" Many people felt speechless as they spoke.
"Haha… Sword Young Master, you’re finally like a man!" Zhang Yan was slightly perturbed earlier, but now that he saw Chen Shao Shuai agree, he instantly started laughing loudly in excitement.
As far as he was concerned, so long as he defeated Sword Young Master and trampled on Sword Young Master beneath his feet, he would be able to obtain one of the five positions, whereas Sword Young Master would be eliminated.
"Flame Young Master!" Chen Shao Shuai looked at Zhang Yan and said indifferently, "I can agree to your challenge, but I have a condition… If you agree to it, then I’ll fight you! If you don’t agree, then take it as I never agreed."
"What condition?" Zhang Yan frowned as he asked.
Chen Shao Shuai said, "The condition is… You’re only able to obtain the position that originally belonged to me if you defeat me! If you lose, or if we fight to a tie, that position is still mine!"
"I was wondering what sort of condition you would speak of… I can agree to this condition! If I can’t defeat you, then I’d have no face to occupy that position." Zhang Yan spoke as if what Chen Shao Shuai said was a matter of course, and his tone was filled with confidence.
In next to no time, Chen Shao Shuai and Zhang Yan started battling.
Chen Shao Shuai seemed to have prepared since long ago, and he stood on the spot, not moving like a mountain, whereas Zhang Yan instead used his Half-step Advanced Water Force to fuel his movement technique and start flashing around.
His speed was so swift that it wasn’t something Chen Shao Shuai could compare to.
But Zhang Yan was quickly stunned.
Because he noticed that Chen Shao Shuai never had the intention of chasing after him from the beginning until the end.
Gradually, Zhang Yan lost his patience.
With a raise of his hand, Zhang Yan pointed out, and the Origin Energy point force flashed towards Chen Shao Shuai as it caused piercing howls to sound out in the air.
Chen Shao Shuai finally made a move.
His sword light flashed, seeming like a bolt of lightning that was swift to the extreme, and it chased up to Zhang Yan’s Origin Energy point force in a short moment before shattering it.
In terms of offense, because of occupying an advantage from his spirit weapon, Chen Shao Shuai had a slight advantage over Zhang Yan.
After all, Zhang Yan’s Water Force didn’t counter his Sword Force.
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