The scrawny young man's wooden sword brought up quite a gale as it transformed into a rainbow streak and darted towards Bai Xiaochun. However, before it could get close to Bai Xiaochun's body, the wooden sword heavily smashed into the thick light shield and rebounded back with a "peng".
Inside the light shield, Bai Xiaochun's eyes suddenly shone. His confidence rose and he even sat down with his legs crossed.
The surrounding people were all stunned as they looked at Bai Xiaochun's light shield and took glances at each other, without knowing what to say. They had seen people who were good at defence, but they had never seen someone who tried so hard to defend himself.
The young man's face showed embarrassment as he gnashed his teeth and let out a roar. He then manipulated the sword and made it explode out with even more power. Once again, the wooden sword darted towards the shield of light.
Loud booms echoed one after another. The wooden sword attacked Bai Xiaochun over and over again, but each time it hit, it would be rebounded back by the shield of light. At last, the scrawny young man's face turned a deadly pale colour. His eyes showed despair when he realized that he had already spent as much as half of his Qi.
He had fought against others for years, but this was the very first time that he met an enemy who was like a turtle. He didn't want to lose, he intended to fight for the top three this time. The young man let out another roar towards the sky, his eyes were bloodshot. He then yelled out at Bai Xiaochun.
"Get out here so I can beat you up!"
"Come in if you're good enough!" how could Bai Xiaochun fear him? As he heard the young man, Bai Xiaochun yelled back at him with an even louder voice from inside the shield.
All the others showed weird expressions when they looked at Bai Xiaochun.They did not know whether to laugh or cry. But the scrawny young man was so angry that blood vessels bulged out from under his skin. He bit his own tongue, then spat out a mouthful of fresh blood. The blood quickly merged with the wooden sword, making the wooden sword turn blood-red.
"Blood Spirit Magic!"
"He used this technique! It looks like this person was really angered to insanity!"
The audience quickly went into an uproar, at the same time the blood-red wooden word suddenly raised its speed, its power was also twice of what is was previously. The sword wrapped in a blood-red light flew straigth towards Bai Xiaochun.
With a thunderous boom, the wooden sword pierced into the three cun thick shield of light. After which, it continuously let out a buzzing sound. However, it couldn't move another inch further, and because it had tried too hard to break the light shield, cracks appeared on its surface.
In the blink of an eye, with a cracking sound, the wooden sword…… unexpectedly, in the face of Bai Xiaochun's defense, just shattered. It turned into an uncountable number of fragments and fell onto the ground.
The scrawny young man's eyes popped out, before he spewed out another mouthful of blood out. His Qi was exhausted, and his magic treasure was destroyed. He became so angry that he passed out.
As Li Qinghou watched all this, his expression became even more unsightly. Elder Sun let out a bitter smile and checked on the scrawny young man's condition. After making sure the man was alright, he let some other people carry him away. Only then did Elder Sun give a cough and announced Bai Xiaochun's victory.
"You went easy on me, otherwise I wouldn't have won!" The light shield around Bai Xiaochun quickly faded away. He puffed his chest out with a serious face, appearing very proud of his victory. Once he let these words out, the scrawny young man, who was being carried away and had just regained consciousness, vomited another mouthful of blood before passing out once again.
Bai Xiaochun coughed dryly, cupped his hands towards Elder Sun, then flourished his sleeves and walked down from the arena.
Behind him, those outer sect disciples who were not in the competition weren't so bad, they just looked at Bai Xiaochun with weird expressions. But the faces of those disciples, who were also competitors were extremely unsightly as they when they looked at Bai Xiaochun.
Especially those who had won their matches. After they saw what happened to the scrawny young man, they couldn't help but become extra vigilant towards Bai Xiaochun.
The competition carried on. Soon, the other disciples had finished their matches. The twenty competitors, faced of against each other in groups of two. Until finally, the top ten people were chosen.
Both Du Lingfei and Chen Zi'ang were in the top ten. Bai Xiaochun raised his head, looked at the other nine competitors, murmmured to himself.
"I just have to win one more round and I'll have succeeded!" He fired himself up by telling himself that the hope was right in front of him.
"Now, the top five will be determined from the ten of you. All of you, come take a numbered ball again." Elder Sun glanced at the ten competitors,pausing briefly on Bai Xiaochun, then said slowly.
This time Bai Xiaochun darted out first. He took out a small ball that had the number two from the bag in front of Elder Sun. After which, he turned his attention to the others.
Soon, everyone got their numbers. When Elder Sun announced the next fight, only Bai Xiaochun and a muscular man remained on the arena. This muscular man was tall and sturdy and upon seeing his enemy was Bai Xiaohcun, he laughed out loud.
"The others might be worried about your defensive tricks, but I, Li, don't care at all. What I'm best at is defense. Between the two of us, let's find out who can last until the end on this stage!" While speaking merily, the muscular man raised his right hand and patted his storage pouch, soon after a small shield flew out from it. As soon as he sent in his qi, the small shield expanded, released a yellow glow, and enveloped his body.
(TL note: Li refer to himself as 李某 it's similar to how people use 老子 but rather than father, means Mr/Ms Li)
This wasn't all. The muscular man then let out a deep growl, followed by all of his muscles bulging, which shockingly made him look cun taller than before.
"Unexpectedly, he trains in a Body Cultivation Technique!"
"That small shield looks familiar, could it be the Morning Light Shield, which requires nine thousand contribution points to obtain?!" While the surrounding people were shocked, Bai Xiaochun frowned.
Even Elder Sun slightly nodded after he saw what had just happened in the arena, praise was shown in his eyes. He then said to Li Qinghou, who stood next to him, in a low voice.
"This kid, named Li Shan, is in the fifth level of Qi Condensation, and was naturally born with great strength, moreover, he is especially good at defense."
Li Qinghou slightly nodded and looked at Bai Xiaochun.
Bai Xiaochun stared at this muscular man, who seemed as if he had reshaped his own body. Then he looked at the small shield and recognized it as a treasure, which he saw in the Treasure Pavilion, but didn't have enough contribution points to trade for. He frowned again.
All the others showed interest in their eyes. Especially the other competitors, most of whom were glad to see Bai Xiaochun's misfortune.
"This white and tender junior brother is going to be miserable."
"He was just lucky. Now that he has encountered such a powerful enemy, he'll natrually be beaten."
"You're out of options. I'm not like the junior brother who fought against you before. I don't need any weapons to attack. My fists are the best method!"