The second stage of the tournament was much more intense than the first stage .
This stage didn’t merely decide the top 26, it also decided the 26 spots to enter the Red Rainbow Sect as outer sect disciples . After missing this chance, one would have to wait for two more years . Who knew if there would still be any chances to enter the Red Rainbow Sect two years later .
“Accept your defeat!”
“You are the one who shall be defeated!”
On the contest stage, two of the contestants were drenched in blood as they attacked one another in a frenzy .
Ultimately, the tall and slim man barely managed to defeat the opponent but had also fainted .
It was fortunate that the upper echelons of all the martial institutions were prepared for such a situation .
A Battle Spirit Realm master skimmed towards the stage and struck out green qi forces to each of the contestants .
After getting nourished by the green qi force, the duo quickly recovered .
“A Battle Spirit Realm master with the greenwood bone frame . ” Li Fuchen12 immediately understood .
Among all the bone frames, the greenwood bone frame possessed the most effective healing ability . The greenwood divine ability that Grandmaster Ever Youth had was even able to revive a person that was at the brink of death . Of course, the prerequisite was that the target only had injuries .
If it was some exotic poison, not even Primary Sea Realm monarchs would be able to do anything .
If it was something like a curse, it would be even more hopeless .
This world had too many unexplainable things .
“Vajra Barrier . ”
On the no . 6 contest stage, Wang Jian of the Scarlet Tiger Martial Institution had burst out with his vajra divine ability . His entire body was covered in a layer of golden skin .
Clang Clang Clang!
In fact, Wang Jian’s opponent was very formidable and if Wang Jian had awakened an offense divine ability instead, he might not be a match for his opponent .
It was a pity that Wang Jian just had to awaken a defensive divine ability and his opponent wasn’t able to deal any damage but Wang Jian could damage his opponent .
Wang Jian sent his opponent flying with a palm strike .
“Darkness Sky Canopy!”
On the no . 8 contest stage, Wang Heilong had also met a formidable foe .
The opponent’s strength was even above Situ Tao . It was lamentable that the opponent awakened a divine ability that wasn’t wide-range and had awakened a single target divine ability like Gu Heng . After getting enveloped by the Darkness Sky Canopy, the opponent was defeated by Wang Heilong’s sneak assaults .
“Wang Heilong’s Darkness Sky Canopy is probably one of the most fearsome divine abilities . ”
Li Fuchen shook his head .
In comparison to Wang Jian and Wang Heilong, the Evergreen Martial Institution’s Leng Feng was much stronger . When he executed his saber dao divine ability, a severe and sharp crescent moon appeared above his head . When the crescent moon swept across, no matter who was his opponent, they would be sent flying and wouldn’t have a chance to resist .
Weapon dao divine abilities had always been rather extreme and had absurd offensive power .
After another day, the top 26 were born .
From the South Forest Martial Institution, both Situ Tao and Wang Heilong managed to enter the top 26 . The former had enough strength while the latter’s Darkness Sky Canopy was too dreadful . As such, they advanced without any problems .
Meng Chihang and Lin Zhubai were both very pleased as they cheered .
With Li Fuchen included, there were a total of three cadets from the South Forest Martial Institution that entered the top 50 . This was already far beyond their standard and wasn’t inferior to the top 10 martial institutions .
By contrast, there were plenty of martial institutions that didn’t have anyone else entering the top 50 apart from their seeded contestant .
As for the High Heaven Martial Institution and the Flying Snow Martial Institutions, they were still going strong .
The High Heaven Martial Institution had a total of five individuals that entered the top 50 and so did the Flying Snow Martial Institution .
After knowing that they had entered the top 26, Situ Tao and Wang Heilong had both heaved a breath of relief .
Becoming an outer sect disciple of the Red Rainbow Sect was too much of an attraction for them .
One could even say that if they didn’t enter the Red Rainbow Sect, they would basically lose all hope of entering the Primary Sea Realm .
If they were able to enter the Red Rainbow Sect, they would at least have traces of hope .
In order to enter the Primary Sea Realm, one would need to cultivate an earth class high-tier cultivation technique first . It was a basic requirement .
In the Red Soil Continent, apart from the Red Rainbow Sect, there were no other places with earth class high-tier cultivation techniques . Even if there was any, they would probably have been taken in by the Red Rainbow Sect .
On the third morning, the third stage of the Ranking Tournament had officially begun .
“No . 7 contest stage . No . 15, Li Fuchen will go against No . 16 Jiang Tian . ”
As the judge’s voice echoed, Li Fuchen and Jiang Tian entered the stage together .
Jiang Tian, Limestone Martial Institution’s seeded contestant, the son of Master Ax .
(TL note: I changed Green Stone to Limestone)
Master Ax was the ranked 7th individual in the Violet Flower Kingdom’s Master Rankings . He shared the same ranking as the Flying Snow Martial Institution’s Dean Duanmu Yao .
Master Ax had three sons, Jiang Tian was the second son and the third son was Jiang Ba who participated in Grandmaster Ever Youth’s tea party .
(TL note: Just a brief explanation . Both Master Ax and Grandmaster Ever Youth are at the Battle Spirit Realm . The difference in titles is because Grandmaster Ever Youth’s title is meant for his Concoction Grandmaster title)
As the son of Master Ax, Jiang Tian cultivated the earth-class mid-tier cultivation technique, Mountain Cutting Divine Technique and the earth-class high-tier martial art, Mountain Cutting 36 Axes . He was an absolute elite among the Limestone Martial Institution’s inner institute cadets .
“Mountain Cutting 15th Ax . ”
Once on the stage, Jiang Tian executed the 15th ax move of the Mountain Cutting 36 Axes .
The giant ax light had filled the entire stage and was cleaving at Li Fuchen .
Li Fuchen swung his sword and severed the ax light easily .
“Mountain Cutting 20th Ax!”
Jiang Tian yelled out and released a stronger ax move .
Li Fuchen split the ax light in a single sword and pushed Jiang Tian back .
“Mountain Cutting 27th Ax!”
Jiang Tian had a grave expression as he executed the 27th ax move .
Those who comprehended the first 18 ax moves of the Mountain Cutting 36 Axes would be considered to be at the sub-perfection stage . Those who comprehended the first 27 ax moves would be at the perfection stage .
As such, the 27th ax move was the strongest ax move that Jiang Tian could execute . The 28th ax move would be the trance stage .
Once he cleaved with his ax, layers of ax lights rushed at Li Fuchen like raging waves .
Jiang Tian had once used this move to kill over a dozen Reincarnation Realm experts .
It was a pity that Jiang Tian’s ax art was still too immature as compared to Li Fuchen .
They were both using earth class high-tier martial art, but Li Fuchen’s Green Sun Sword intent had reached the trance stage .
A single sword thrust had disarmed Jiang Tian’s giant ax .
“Damn it . ”
Jiang Tian quickly withdrew and instantly released his sharp metal divine ability .
From the void, a golden ax had appeared and was cleaving at Li Fuchen .
Before the golden ax arrived, the spatial zone that Li Fuchen was standing in had been suppressed by a horrific pressure . It felt as though it was going to crush Li Fuchen’s body .
“A pure offensive divine ability?”
Li Fuchen shook his head and brandished his sword . A resplendent sword light burst out and extinguished the golden ax .
Fresh blood was violently vomited as Jiang Tian was sent off the stage and had been defeated .
“Earth class high-tier sword intent?”
Many of the martial institutions’ upper echelons were looking at Li Fuchen with astonishment .
As of now, Li Fuchen was the first contestant to show an earth class high-tier martial art intent . It was hard not to attract any attention .
“Interesting, his regular strength is rather powerful . ”
Ling Yijian’s eyes stayed on Li Fuchen for a few more breaths .
With the 6-star sword dao bone frame, Ling Yijiang didn’t just have an exceptional perception that was superior to most 6-star bone frames, his sword dao comprehension was extremely fearsome too . In terms of sword art proficiency, he believed that he wasn’t weaker than a 7-star bone frame .
Li Fuchen obviously didn’t have the sword dao bone frame but his sword art proficiency seemed to be comparable with Ling Yijian .
“Ling Yijian, your Green Cloud Sword Art should also be at the trance stage, right?” Beside him, Bai Lingshuang said indifferently .
The Green Cloud Sword Art was one of the earth class high-tier sword arts of the High Heaven Martial Institution and it was a sword art that had to be imparted .
Ling Yijian smiled but didn’t deny .