Bai Xiangtian could not help but turn towards the Honorable Sir Tianqi at the thought of this and spoke in a condescending manner, "Honorable Sir Tianqi, it seems that you've lost our wager..."
The Honorable Sir Tianqi scoffed and did not respond. His eyes, now full of anxiety, never left Gu Ruoyun.
This girl is certainly being a bit impulsive. I don't know what's gotten into her to cause her to make such a decision.
"Seeing as the elders have no objections," The City Governor turned towards the crowd in the plaza and said, "Then we shall hold the Trials as per her suggestion! If anyone wishes to challenge her, please step into the arena. As long as you defeat her, the Dongfang family will lose all rights to participate in the Trials."
"I'll do it."
Just as he spoke, a woman stepped out from among the disciples of the Medicine Order. She raised her chin arrogantly as her lips curled into a sneer, "I shall be the one to defeat her!"
Gu Ruoyun looked down at the woman then pointed a finger at her and shook it back and forth. She spoke calmly with a voice as cold and clear as the moon, "You are not worthy enough to fight against me."
This egotistical statement caused the Medicine Order to explode in fury, especially the girl whom Gu Ruoyun had deemed unworthy. Her face was ashen. She gritted her teeth and said, "If I'm unworthy, then who is? Don't tell me that you wish to fight against senior sister Rongyue?"
"No, no, no."
Gu Ruoyun shook her head, "I never said that I wanted to fight against Rongyue..."
When she heard this, the cold smile on the woman's grew even more pronounced. She raised her snow-white chin in an arrogant manner and stared at Gu Ruoyun.
At least this woman has some form of self-awareness, she mused. At least she knows that she is no match for senior sister Rongyue!
Just as the woman was about to speak up and mock her, Gu Ruoyun spoke again with her delicate face devoid of emotion.
"Because she is also not worthy!"
Because she is also not worthy?
Her declaration was like a shocking lightning strike that exploded into the ears of the crowd. Everyone now looked at Gu Ruoyun differently with a hint of scorn in their astonishment and an undeniable sense of shock...
Just how bold is she to even be able to spout such words?
Not even Zuo Shangchen of the Dark Yin Palace would have said this so casually! Yet she had the guts to ignore the number one talent of the Medicine Order, Rongyue.
At the same time, Rongyue's expression grew increasingly cold. Her body seemed to emit an icy chill, sending out a frosty chill into the atmosphere.
"You say that I'm not worthy enough to duel with you?"
Rongyue asked coldly, raising her head and glaring at the young woman in the arena.
All these years, no one has ever dared to say such a thing! She fumed.
Since that's the case, I'll make her understand what it means to be a true genius!
Gu Ruoyun gently raised an eyebrow and spoke coldly, "You are definitely not worthy."
"Alright, I hope you remember your words."
Rongyue fiercely took a deep breath with an icy expression on her face, "Gu Ruoyun, I know that you're utilizing methods to provoke me into dueling with you. It goes without saying that you've succeeded. Since you're so eager to be defeated by my hand, then I'll fulfill your wish!"
"Provocation methods? You're overthinking things. I'm only speaking the truth. You are not worthy of the opportunity to duel with me." Gu Ruoyun did not seem to notice Rongyue's increasingly chilly expression and continued to speak, "If you really want to duel with me, then how about this: Let all of the Medicine Order come at me at once. I'd like to get this over and done with as soon as possible."
Gu Ruoyun shrugged her shoulders and spoke with a bite of impatience in her voice.