Chapter 535 - The Battle Between the Two Teams
...The Vermilion Bird Platoon, Yellow Soil Dojo...
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
A series of figures landed simultaneously.
The ones that arrived first were Xue Meng, Shen Fei, and Su Chan. In the past two months, Xue Meng’s cultivation had reached the eighth-layer Martial Dominator Realm, while the other two had reached the seventh-layer Martial Dominator Realm. Besides that, their auras were extremely powerful, as if there was no end to them.
The geniuses of the second team followed behind.
Although their cultivation had significantly improved as well, it was still uncomparable to Xue Meng’s crew.
“Where’s Duan Qing?”
As soon as Mu Chengye landed, he glanced at Xue Meng’s crew with a pair of icy eyes and spoke calmly.
In the past two months, Mu Chengye’s aura of the half-Martial Highness Realm had grown stronger. The force of the Martial Highness Realm encapsulated his figure, as if it could trigger the Tribulation at any time, allowing him to rank up to the Martial Highness Realm.
Xue Meng and her crew were about to speak when a figure approached the place from a distance away, which turned out to be Qin Nan.
Currently, Qin Nan was similar to a celestial being who had just descended to Earth. No one could inspect his cultivation.
The eyes of Mu Chengye and his crew flickered. The change to his aura served as an indication that his cultivation had improved greatly.
Their speculation was quite close to the truth itself; the only difference was that it was Qin Nan’s Martial Skill Mastery that had improved instead of his cultivation.
Back at the lake, in the last moment, Qin Nan had finally comprehended the essence of the Heavenly Accumulating Strike, allowing him to merge the Vermilion Bird Heaven-Striking Art, Sky Thunder, Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire, Art of Heart-Calming and Demon-Expelling, etc. into the most powerful slash.
The comprehension itself caused his aura to experience a tremendous change.
Xue Meng and the others went up to him in astonishment.
“Alright, you will have plenty of time to catch up with one another later.” Meanwhile, Elder Wang’s figure descended from above and floated in mid-air. He vaguely glimpsed at Qin Nan’s figure before he spoke, “Previously, I’d already mentioned that the two teams would be facing one another after two months’ time. I believe there’s no need for me to repeat the benefits. During the battle, apart from killing and crippling one another, there is no restriction at all!”
The atmosphere of the scene intensified as the words were spoken.
Even Qin Nan’s eyes emitted a sharp glow.
The members of the team that won in the battle would each receive a drop of the Vermilion Bird’s Blood to cleanse their flesh. Furthermore, the team captain would be appointed as the Platoon Leader of the ninety-ninth batch disciples, along with a chance to become Platoon Leader Zhou’s disciple, which would lead to the opportunity to learn the Art of the Immortal Vermilion Bird!
“I must win the battle. The Vermilion Bird’s Blood is on par with the White Tiger’s Blood, which would grant great benefits to my cultivation. Not to mention how precious the legendary Art of the Immortal Vermilion Bird would be…”
Qin Nan mumbled to himself and made up his mind.
Elder Wang glanced at the crowd before flying toward the mountain. The geniuses swiftly followed behind.
Along the journey, the atmosphere between the two groups was completely different. The geniuses exchanged glances with one another. Their eyes flickered with tremendous battle intent, as if a grand battle would erupt at any time.
Xue Meng and her companions wore stern looks on their faces.
The overall strength of their team was weaker than the second team’s to begin with, let alone the disadvantage in terms of numbers. Therefore, it would be quite challenging for their team to win.
As for the geniuses of the second team, they were fully prepared for the battle. After the loss in the first phase of selecting the ancient Martial Arts, they had to win the upcoming battle.
Elder Wang led the crowd to a dense woods deep within the mountain range.
The woods were extraordinary as they were covered in a purple color. As a slight breeze swept past, it felt like rolling waves of a purple ocean.
Elder Wang uttered a roar as he performed a hand seal, causing the sky to be filled with the cries of phoenixes.
A faint glow flickered in the purple woods.
Elder Wang switched to a different hand seal.
Countless talismans filled the trunks of the trees among the purple woods.
Elder Wang snapped ferociously.
Light beams were fired into the sky from every single tree of the purple woods, which constructed a giant formation in the blink of an eye. It spread to its surroundings and encapsulated the entire woods.
“The teams will start at the two sides of the woods. At the center of the woods is a stone platform, where you will find a box lying on top of it. The one who is able to retrieve the box first wins the battle!”
Elder Wang blurted out speedily, and before the crowd could react, he flung his sleeves and teleported the two teams to the edges of the woods.
“The competition begins now!”
Elder Wang’s voice echoed in the purple woods like the chime of an ancient bell.
At the left side purple woods, Qin Nan and his crew scanned their surroundings.
“The formation strength is equivalent to a fifth-layer Martial Highness Realm cultivator, surrounding the entire place. In other words, we won’t be able to exit the place…” Qin Nan quickly scanned his surroundings and mumbled, “It will only take us the period it takes an incense to burn to reach the center. Meanwhile, our opponents’ team consists of Mu Chengye, four peak Martial Dominators, three eight-layer Martial Dominators…”
Qin Nan quickly thought.
“Team captain, what should we do?”
Xue Meng and the others glanced at Qin Nan with a worried look.
The battle itself seemed to be unfair to their team in terms of the rules and other aspects.
“Do you trust me?”
Qin Nan slowly spoke.
Xue Meng and the rest were slightly startled, before nodding their heads firmly. Duan Qing had proven himself before, thus they were extremely faithful toward him.
“Great, listen to my commands later. Let’s head out.”
Qin Nan said as his figure dashed forward swiftly. He did not unleash his full cultivation, but withheld it as he proceeded forward with his team.
Meanwhile, Mu Chengye and his crew also began moving to the center of the woods from the other side.
Elder Wang floated in mid-air and spectated the competition. It was as if two great armies were marching toward each other, causing his eyes to be filled with great anticipation.
Duan Qing, Mu Chengye, which team would emerge victorious?
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
As the two teams pressed forward swiftly, a series of piercing sounds took place in the purple woods. Some even produced powerful gusts that swept up the surroundings.
Every second greatly mattered at that moment!
Qin Nan came to a stop. A stone pillar could be seen in front of him, less than a hundred meters away. A crimson box was placed on the stone pillar.
“They are here too!”
Qin Nan raised his head and glanced toward the woods.
As Qin Nan mentioned, Mu Chengye’s team arrived on the other side of the pillar. They too had discovered the pillar and Qin Nan’s team. Their gazes were locked onto their opponents’ figures.
As Qin Nan and Mu Chengye’s gaze met, it was as if an invisible battle broke out in the space in between, resulting in an intimidating aura.
Qin Nan uttered a roar as he fully unleashed the strength of his flesh of the Martial Highness Realm and the cultivation of the Law-Defying Martial Dominator Realm.
His left eye emitted countless rays of Sky Thunder that transformed into a giant thunderous hand grabbing at the stone pillar.
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