2 successive defeats, especially Laura's, which truly happened too quickly . At the very least, Vladimir showed mercy, and did deal a heavy hand to her . Naturally, this wasn't due to him showing mercy due to her being a girl, but due to his respect for the Potter Family .
As Laura stirred to consciousness by the side of the stage, not only did the ball queen fans in the stadium not show any anger due to her loss, they had instead given this goddess an intense ovation .
The bravery she showed in the face of a freak like Vladimir, as well the the complete absence of dread and all out effort, their ball queen was already extremely outstanding to have done all of that .
There was no grief present in the atmosphere within the stadium despite 2 successive losses of their 2 great mainstays . In lieu of the ball queen, there were still quite a few people that were supporting Copperfield .
3rd duel, Kirk vs Arnold Teuton . Both were ranged soldiers of similar type, with both of them displaying the relatively powerful foundations of their strength .
Being one of the newly promoted 10 great ranged soldiers of the CHF, Arnold frankly possessed the essense one needed to be an outstanding ranged soldier .
A cool head, quick and shrewd thinking, while not sticking to common logic in their thought processes, exceedingly proficient in all kinds of gust and obscure ranged weapons, quick speed, good hand dexterity and overwall situational awareness!
He was a perfect ranged soldier . If not for him lacking a big move like Galen's special ability, everyone would have placed him within the ranks of the Mo List's Top 5 ranged soldiers .
However, faced against the obscure Kirk, who had never appeared on any stage of this CHF before, he was suppressed without any suspense from the beginning all the way to the end .
His opponent wasn't much stronger than him, but every single aspect was just a tad stronger than him .
Though little bit of accumulation through this superiority, and little bit of pressure from the ever changing positions, all of these trickled together, before accumulating together, allowing Kirk to grasp hold of Arnold's pace . The thing that ended the competition was a ice arrow sparkling with a chilling glow .
A single ice arrow!
Frankly speaking, there were still quite a few people that held hope for Arnold's victory during the process of the fight . They felt that he wasn't in much of a disadvantage, and possessed the chance to turn the fight around .
However, only when the last arrow had completely cornered Arnold to a dead end did everyone realize exactly how frightening of a control his opponent had over this entire duel!
3 successive defeats . Copperfield had already lost all of their chances to turn this match around .
Anlor was sent up for the 4th duel .
The other side did do anything funny . Towards Copperfield, who represented the Potter Family, the Gronzy squadron still gave the former ample respect by sending up Pomo .
Without any suspence or interesting points, Anlor, who had entered a berserker state, was no different from a 3 year-old kid . In fact, there wasn't any formal kind of offence . With a arm length's in height over Anlor, Pomo only needed 2 massive slaps to cause the former to starart doubting his life
4 : 0!
Following in the footsteps of Heaven's Fate and Stuart, yet another S+ had swept their oponents clean and advanced to the next stage!
The 4 greatest squadrons in the history of the CHF have been born . Stuart squadron, Heaven's Fate squadron, Tianjing squadron, Grozny squadron .
The 4 squadrons had suppressed all of their opponents in their path in this CHF . However, this was where the question comes in . Who would be able to win the next stage?
In the last match of the quarterfinals, Vladimir had turned into a name that brought fear to the hearts of people . Naturally, his handsome appearance had already made him become the undisputed number one handsome guy in this CHF, while causing his fan numbers to explode, raising his popularity to 80% of the number 1 most popular person, All Mouthy King . It had to be said that being handsome would make one very well regarded .
Although people were somewhat able to make sense out of All Mouthy King and Mo Wen's combat prowess, fear was the only thing they could feel from the Ice attribute of Vladimir, who was even able to freeze a Dimensional beast and fire .
People were just like that . It would always be hard for them to control their fear for matters that were unknown to them .
However, at the same time, mankind had an incomparable thirst for the unknown .
Countless media channels struggled to get their hands on an interview of the captains hailing from the 4 squadrons that have qualified for the semifinals, though countless sharp questions as well as various kinds of slanderous rumours became incomparably childish in the face of this Ice Prince .
The official replies he gave appeared to have no weakness, yet was no lacking of the unique flair the Ice Prince possessed . When posed with those few sharp questions instead of the usual post battle, his replies would always be filled with smile and gentle laugh .
All the way to the end of the interview, the Ice Prince managed to answer with politically correct one's, though there was one exception to one .
"With the semi finals about to arrive, if left the a ballet, which squadron would you hope to pick?"
"Tianjing . "
Is it because Tianjing's easier to deal with? After all, although they had defeated Martial Ghost Divine Emperor, compared to…"
"Your thought processes are extremely shallow . " Vladimir interrupted the reporter's question . Despite the smile still present on his face, he did not give any face to this reporter . Natually, he didn't need to as he replied, " The reason for choosing Tianjng is all due to Wang Zhong . Be it me or Mo Wen, both of use wouldn't one to miss this opportunity!"
Words brimming with intent, that was no much different from a letter of challenge!
There were countless aristocratic family members that would view a commoner squadron with tinted lenses . Even after defeating Martial Ghost Divine Emperor, the doubtful gazes they sent towards Tianjing would not completely disappear . The only reason why this wasn't widely known was due to the berserk brother King fans and the radiance brought about by the deliberate actions of Old Potter and the parliament .
However, you with the formal stance Vasilyevich had taken, as well as Vladimir's public interview, it had caused Tianjing, which was already at the focal point, to explode like a supernova within a shortspan of 2 to 3 hours!
"Popularity is an unfathomable thing…"
"This Vladimir has always been hidden behind the halo of Gui Hao, yet not trying to put up a fight . He always gave a feeling what northerners called being happy with the status quo . However, those words he had is sufficient to give us subtle hints about his personality . "
"There are too many outstanding aristocratic family members . With the accumulation of such outstanding talents, I really don't know how long it would take for them to be truly broken through . "
One could even heard the faint sighs coming from the Parliament .
The higher one stood, the greater one would fall . Frankly speaking, there were too many things that could be read from the real participants of this CHF from the way Vladimir holding Tianjing with such esteem even before the start of the semifinals .
However, even though that was the case, the brother King fans were all extremely happy, while developing some feelings of intimacy and good impressions towards the most lowest profile member among the 4 Heavenly Kings .
In the eyes of the brother King fans, there wasn't much of any ulterior motive in Vladimir's words . To them, the only things he had said were truths . By being able to use just 2 men to cause Martial Ghost Divine Emperor to fall completely apart, the Tianjing squadron's strength was sufficient for them to rise to the top 4 ranks in the CHF!
The semifinalists have been born . Without a doubt, they were the 4 strongest squadrons in this CHF!
There were still 3 more matches to be played . The entire Federation was waiting in anticipation for them, with their emotions reaching an unprecedented high!
However, one had to be patient, as the rest period for before the start of the semifinals was a long 7 days .
Other than letting the 4 squadrons have a longer period to recover and organize themselves, the stadium also had to undergo renovations, as the earlier matches were so intense that the extravagant arena was littered with pits and holes .
The most important renovation was the strength of the runic energy barrier around the stage, which required renovation and a serious upgrade to its strength . This was due to the insufficient quantity and quality of the dimensional crystals prepared by the CHF organization committee . Be it Wang Zhong and Grai's fusion subwoofer cannon or Gui Hao, Divinized Umbra Wind blades, the energy barrier wasn't strong enough to block the audience from the . Clearly, this was due to the underestimation of the CHF participants' level by the organization committee . Frankly speaking, they have indeed seriously underestimated the combat prowess these CHF participants could display . With the semifinals bound to be even more intense than the quarterfinals, raising the strength of the energy barrier and protecting the audience in the stadium was naturally their primary concern .
The 7 day rest time wasn't long, though it definitely wasn't shorter either .
The atmosphere within Stuart City have already been shoved into nervous point as the curtain drops on the CHF semifinals .
With the arrival of the final matches of the CHF, the number of big figures present in Stuart City had increased by a clear percentage . Naturally, the most significant was the increase in the number of tourists, which had ballooned since the earlier stages of the CHF .
The only gripe was that it was extremely difficult for Stuart City to accommodate anymore people . The Stuart Family had erected temporary structures to serve simple reception areas for the incoming mass of visitors . Naturally, those weren't there to serve VIPs, but to slightly easy the pressure faced by the citizens of the city .
A greater number of people would result in greater chaos, so the Stuart Family had temporarily transferred their personal armed forces to bolster the city police and patrol, causing the number of safety personnel to exceed 10 thousand .
The entire Stuart City turned into a sleepless city, as be it night of day, the entire city would always be filled with a lively din and brightly lit lights . Even the All Saints day that the Federation citizens cared about the most weren't able to compare with the liveliness present in Stuart City .
The majority of the squadrons that have been eliminated from this CHF had already let go of their unwilling hearts . On one hand, they were able to feel the joy and happiness that had radiated out from the luxiourious and lively celebrations going on in Stuart City . On the other hand, even Martial Ghost Divine Emperor had lost! What else about their loss was it worth saying?
The absolute majority of the people were discussing about Tianjing with great vigour, especially about Wang Zhong and Grai .
Defeating Martial Ghost Divine Emperor was already a tale of legendary proportions, causing them to have a level of fame on the level of Mo Wen, Carolyn and Vladimir .
Lola's love ballad the day before was the greatest driving force of this momentum . It was said that the organizing committee had deliberately invited her in advance to be the esteemed guest for the CHF's final match, where she would sing in front of the audience in the Stuart's Dimensional Stadium . Despite the possiblity of the song not being the "Path of the King", upon it being known, the already overcrowded Stuart City, immediately turned into partial paralysis state .
The entire city was filled with a noisy din as everyone waited for the incoming semifinals .
The old Potter and old Greene had also arrived at here . Admittedly, old Greene was already unable endure not seeing his outstanding granddaughter as well as this bunch of miraculous students . As for the old Potter, with the 2nd phase of his research being stuck in a seemingly impossible bottleneck, he had rushed here primarily for Wang Zhong .
Indeed, upon walking down from the armoured train, without even caring about Laura within the welcoming crowd, the old Potter and old Greene had simultaneously rushed towards the Tianjing squadron's villa . With the old Potter's unique status, he was basically able to have unimpeded access restricted region that was the participant's living quarters . However, upon reaching the villa, both of them discovered that their main character was nowhere to be found .
"Wang Zhong has just left . "
"Oh? Didn't he say that he will be here when we arrive? Who did that brat go out with? He really doesn't respect and cherish the old!" the old Potter was extremely disatisfied, as he was prepared of having a long talk with Wang Zhong . With the brat's miraculous imagination and thought processes, he might be able to give him some inspiration . The old Potter really doesn't want to delay any of this one second longer .
Ma Dong's expression instantly appeared rather unnatural . You guys have said that you would be arriving tody, but never told us what time… It's just past noon! What's more, how am I going to tell the old Potter that Wang Zhong had tossed you away to talk a walk with your granddaughter! This . . . will I turn into a corpse after this?
A date that had been delay for so long .
After the matter with Carolyn, Wang Zhong found that he had utterly knew nothing about girls . Furthermore, he was more willing to put all of his focus onto training . As for Laura's "date" though, he felt a little excited and happy in view of it . However, it was more towards a friend kind of thing . Crushes weren't the only thing that could form between males and females . As for crushes, most of them would end up like the one between him and Carolyn . After calming his head down, he discovered that he did not understand about the latter, and that he did not need to regret, as every single period of one's life was precious and valuable .
Clearly Wang Zhong has many common points with Laura . Furthermore, there was no male that would not like to be with a girl like Laura . There were occasionally some little teasing, though both of them were extremely mindful about the other's feelings, as they maintained their graceful bearings . With their contentful chat, he would always feel that time would past extremely quick when talking with her .
However, Wang Zhong and Laura seemed to have forgotten about 2 matters . That was their popularity and fame, and exactly how much of a commotion they would create if they were to reveal themselves walking along the streets of Stuart City . After all, this was nearing the climax of this CHF .
"Look! It's captain Wang Zhong!"
"Ah! Ball queen! My ball queen! Oh my god, is that for real?!"
"What your ball queen! She's everyone's ball queen! She's the citizen's ball queen! The ball queen belongs to the citizens, and belongs to the Federation! All hail the ball queen! I pray for her to just shoot a look over to me!'
"Please sign an autograph for me! Please sign an autograph for me, captain Wang Zhong! Please sign on my face! I beg!"
Despite wearing sunglasses, a crowd started to form just after they took a few steps on the streets .
They were too recognizable! Despite Laura being able to use sunglasses to hide her facial features, it was extremely difficult to mask that universally recognizable body of hers . Although Wang Zhong might be able to block his eyes from view, it was extremely hard for him to avoid giving off the brother King flair with his actions and movements, as after all, everyone was now all too familiar with him .
What's more, something like sunglasses was in reality a tool that would only fool one's thoughts . For those crazed fans who have already analyzed the faces of their idols for every single detail to extreme perfection, they could even count how many hairs were there on their idol's face with a single look, what more a half hearted disguise like sunglasses .
In the face of the berserk idol response, Wang Zhong had initially matched it with a rather gentlemanly attitude, not rejecting any autographs that was sent his way . However, his arms had turned soft before even half an hour had passed . Furthermore, he could also feel Laura getting a huge sense of threat from the crazed crowd pushing towards her .
Therefore, their date had turned into a great escape . There were too many people, so much so that Wang Zhong was forced to grab hold of Laura's soft and boneless little hand to prevent them from separating! When the paths were too narrow, he was even forced to hug her smoking hot body to cross layer upon layer of obstacles they faced . At this time, Wang Zhong appeared to have forgotten that Laura was an expert from the Potter Family, though did she .
Only after their miserable escape back to the participant's living quarter, sat down on the grass and take large gulps of air did the 2 look at each other, before bursting into hearty chuckles . Although they had laughed with great exaggeration, girls would aways look that pretty . Furthermore, Laura was very open minded, and indeed had an extremely good impression of Wang Zhong .
"I feel that we didn't accomplish much in that date!" said Wang Zhong with a sigh . Frankly speaking it was more terrifying to face against those crazed fans as compared to facing 10 people in succession on the competition stage .
"I thought that was pretty amusing . " said Laura with a sigh, her volumptious chest heaving up and down and the glistening beads of sweat present on her face appearing exceedingly alluring, "I will most likely not forget this for the rest of my life . "
"Really unforgettable!" Wang Zhong gave an earnest emotional sigh . "There were guy just now that were close to pulling my pants off . That's definitely the most terrifying experience I've ever had in my life!"