Chapter 209: Quick Saber Lin Feng
Ma Chen’s explanation was very detailed. Xiao Chen understood after he explained it once. He now understood what the old man meant when he said to settle down and blend in. This probably meant for him to join in this competitive game.
Xiao Chen thought this to himself. He could respond to other people’s challenges but he should not take the initiative to challenge others. He did not have the time to do so.
After all, he was no longer in the bottom 500. As long as he could hold his position, he did not have to worry about being kicked out from the Heavenly Saber Pavilion.
It was no longer early and Xiao Chen was anxious to return to Qingyun Peak. As such, he did not continue to chat with Ma Chen. He took his leave and immediately left the Hall of Contributions.
The Heaven Viewing Platform was as bustling as before and there were streams of people.
Just as Xiao Chen stepped out of the Hall of Contributions’ doors, he could feel several killing intents directed at him. He could not help but stop.
There was a group of people on the street heading to the Hall of Contributions. They wore the Wanren Peak’s uniform, their faces filled with cold expressions. There was a cold look in their eyes and they walked up to Xiao Chen, stopping ten meters away from him.
Xiao Chen saw Yang Qi amongst the group, he was looking at Xiao Chen coldly as he whispered something into another person’s ear.
That person had a squarish face and he looked very ordinary. However, there was a light that flashed in his eyes occasionally, which would make one tremble in fear when they saw it. He was an Inferior Grade Martial Saint.
“There is indeed a good show to watch. That is Wanren Peak’s Quick Saber Lin Feng. He is ranked 106th, the second strongest core disciple on Wanren Peak.”
“He had already declared long ago that he would reclaim Yang Qi’s honor on his behalf. Looks like this Ye Chen is not going to escape easily.”
“It’s hard to say. Since Ye Chen was able to defeat Yang Qi that day, he might be able to defeat Lin Feng as well. Furthermore, Ye Chen is now a Superior Grade Martial Grand Master. I believe the top core disciple—Luo Kedi, might be required to deal with him.”
“That might be possible two months ago. However, Lin Feng is now an Inferior Grade Martial Saint. Martial Saint and Martial Grand Master are two completely different realms. The difference is too big.”
“Haha, Ye Chen might not even stand a chance two months ago. Lin Feng’s title as Wanren Peak’s fastest saber is not for nothing. At best, he would be able to lose gracefully. Now, I estimate that Ye Chen would not be even able to receive one blow.”
When Lin Feng appeared, it attracted all the inner disciples in the Hall of Contributions to check out the excitement.
Xiao Chen’s expression did not change, he remained as calm as still water, without any ripples on it. When he looked at Lin Feng in the crowd, he did so without any fear.
Lin Feng took a few steps forward and came before Xiao Chen. He said in a cold voice, “Two months ago, did you injure many of my Wanren Peak’s disciples?”
“That’s right!” Xiao Chen said indifferently.
Lin Feng’s aura slowly surged up as he placed his right hand on his saber hilt. He stared at Xiao Chen as he said, “I’ll give you an opportunity to explain yourself. If I am not satisfied, I will return their injuries to you tenfold.”
“Their skills were insufficient, what is there to explain!” Right after Xiao Chen spoke, he took a step forward without anyone else realizing it.
Right after Xiao Chen spoke, Lin Feng drew his saber and a cold light appeared. The crowd only saw a blurry image, they did not even manage to see what the saber blade looked like.
However, something the crowd did not expect happened. They originally thought that Xiao Chen would be immediately defeated by this lightning fast saber strike, bleeding a river of blood.
However, in reality, Lin Feng vomited a mouthful of blood. A crunching sound came from his chest and he fell to the ground. His saber dropped out of his hand.
Xiao Chen stepped forward and stepped heavily on Lin Feng, who was struggling to stand up. There was another crunching sound and a few more of Lin Feng’s ribs broke.
Lin Feng grunted painfully. He pointed at Xiao Chen and said in an unsatisfied tone, “You…”
What a change in situation! That menacing Lin Feng was knocked down by Xiao Chen with one punch. The crowd did not know how to react to this. This was too outrageous!
In their eyes, Lin Feng was clearly the one who made the first move. Furthermore, it was so fast, they were not able to see it. Yet, why was the injured one Lin Feng?
“Xiao Chen! Release your foot. Otherwise, don’t blame us for being discourteous!” Yang Qi saw Lin Feng fall on the ground and he felt anxious. He quickly led the other Wanren Peak core disciples to surround Xiao Chen.
Xiao Chen smiled faintly as he swung his right leg back and kicked Lin Feng forward like a sandbag. Yang Qi quickly stretched his arm out to catch him. However, the force carried by Lin Feng was far greater than he imagined.
They were instantly in a frenzy. After the Wanren Peak’s people caught Lin Feng, Xiao Chen had already executed the Azure Dragon Cloud Soaring Art, disappearing from sight.
In a pavilion in the distance, two young disciples wearing Wanren Peak’s uniform quietly watched what happened in the Hall of Contributions.
One of them shook his head when he saw what happened. “Junior Brother lost too miserably. He should not have given that person the chance to speak. If he executed the Startling Wind Saber Technique after he stepped forward, he would only need ten moves to defeat this person thanks to his current cultivation realm.”
The other person smiled faintly. “A defeat is a defeat. There is nothing much to say about it. Lin Feng was too arrogant. It is good for him to experience some setbacks. Junior Brother Luo, what do you think of Ye Chen?”
So these two people were Wanren Peak’s true inheritor—Wang Qinian and Wanren Peak’s top core disciple—Luo Kedi.
Luo Kedi thought for a while before he said, “Rational, calm, good at catching the opponent’s weak point. His physical strength is extremely terrifying. That punch earlier, it would have about 4,000 kilograms of force behind it.
“However, physical strength is not a mainstream method. The higher the cultivation realm, the smaller the advantage. He is not an opponent for us, there is no need to pay him any mind.”
Wang Qinian smiled gently and said, “This person is much stronger than you have imagined. If you go against him without using any of your trump cards, you probably only have a fifty percent chance of victory.
“What do you mean?”
Wang Qinian said indifferently, “You only noticed the speed of his punch and his strength. However, you did not notice the other aspects. Those are where he truly shined.
“When he was replying to Lin Feng’s question, he took two subtle steps forward. This was exactly the furthest distance where Lin Feng’s blade could reach when he drew it.
“Furthermore, he did not attack right after he spoke. He made use of his voice and speed to create a misdirection. It gave off the impression he struck out at the same time as Lin Feng right after he spoke.
“Actually, he had already attacked when he was on his last two words. Furthermore, Lin Feng had attacked after he spoke. So it was not that Ye Chen was faster than Lin Feng. Instead, he snatched the initiative.”
Luo Kedi felt a little confused. He thought carefully for a while and then he revealed a doubtful look. He said, “That’s impossible. How can the speed of sound be faster than what could be seen?”
“Regardless of whether his speed surpassed the speed of sound, it would be impossible to exceed the speed of light. The human eye should have been able to see that he made the first move.”
These words were like a riddle, it would be easy to get confused. Actually, it was not difficult to explain. Within a short distance, when a person punched, the sound heard and what was seen were experienced at the same time.
However, if this person’s speed exceeded the speed of sound, then an extremely strange scene would be seen. Only after the opponent had made his move, would the sound be heard.
The faster you are, the later they will hear the sound. However, regardless of the situation, your actions would always be seen the moment it happened.
That was why Luo Kedi felt that Wang Qinian’s words were quite conflicting. How could Xiao Chen defy this law of physics? To cause someone to hear him before they saw him.
Wang Qinian smiled faintly. “The sound you heard might not be coming from his mouth.”
“Are you saying his voice was transmitted to the ear by another means?” Luo Kedi seemed to have understood something. He looked at Wang Qinian in shock.
Wang Qinian nodded. “That’s right. However, it was not transmitted to the ear. Instead, it was transmitted straight into the brain. When he spoke the last two words, his mouth did not move.
“This is an application of Soul Power. I had once met an expert at using Soul Power in the ancient desolate lands. That person was even more amazing than Xiao Chen. Not only could he transmit voices, he could even transmit a picture directly into another person’s brain.”
Heavenly Saber Pavilion, Qingyun Peak:
Xiao Chen could not help but sigh when he looked at the familiar mountain peak. It was only two month but he actually missed it.
When Xiao Chen looked into the distance, he saw a group of people standing at the foot of the peak. They were squinting into the distance. Xiao Chen had very good vision; he discovered Liu Ruyue, Liu Suifeng, Shao Yang, and Xiao Chen all standing there.
“Brother Ye, you are finally back.” When Liu Suifeng saw Xiao Chen, he went forward and punched him hard.
“Big Brother Ye! Are you alright?!” Shao Yang and Xiao Meng both welcome Xiao Chen with a smile.
Xiao Chen greeted everyone. When he saw everyone’s enthusiastic expressions, he felt a warmth in his heart.
Liu Ruyue’s charming face revealed a faint smile as she stood quietly in the corner. She had eaten the Beauty Nourishing Pill Xiao Chen had given her. She now looked even more beautiful than before, causing people to not dare to meet her gaze directly.
Her aura was reserved and compared to the past, it was missing a sharp aspect. However, it now seemed even more unfathomable. She had absorbed the vitality essence of heaven and earth that Ao Jiao gave her. At this moment, she was only a step away from advancing to Martial King.
“Elder Sister Ruyue, I’ve made you worried,” Xiao Chen said sincerely after he walked over. Liu Ruyue had gone down to the Spirit Mine for his sake. Regardless of the situation, he had to thank her.
Liu Ruyue examined Xiao Chen carefully. After a while, a strange look appeared in her eyes. She asked, “Are you now a Superior Grand Martial Grand Master?”
When Liu Suifeng heard this, he could not help but be startled. He examined Xiao Chen carefully and felt that his aura was more exuberant. He seemed to be unable to see through him.
Before Xiao Chen went to do his mission, he was only a peak Inferior Grade Martial Grand Master. In two months, he had advanced to Superior Grade Martial Grand Master. This speed was no slower than a cultivator with an innate inherited Martial Spirit.
When Liu Ruyue saw Xiao Chen acknowledging it with a nod, she said, “That’s great. After half a month, the Heavenly Saber Pavilion will conduct the core disciple examination. Looks like you will make it in time.
“Go and rest first. Tomorrow, I will formally teach you Listening To the Sword and Communicating With It.” After Liu Ruyue spoke, she turned around and left. She did not question Xiao Chen about his encounters in the Spirit Mine.
Xiao Chen exhaled in relief. It was problematic to explain his miraculous encounter in the underground world. If Liu Ruyue asked about it, he would not know how to answer.