Chapter 86 - The Great Battle Begins
Even Xu Qian, an inner disciple, was dumbfounded by Qin Nan’s words.
It was his first time seeing a person with an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit and a cultivation base of the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm take the initiative to challenge a tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm super genius with a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit.
What difference is there between his current actions and committing suicide?
The whole place went silent for a brief moment, before exploding with a huge chatter.
“Oh god, is this Qin Nan crazy, challenging Ling Zixiao directly?”
“Tsk, I really learned what it means to be scornful and ruthless now. Qin Nan is a pretty good example!”
“F**k, does Qin Nan not care about his life? The difference between him and Ling Zixiao is so huge, why would he challenge him like that?”
“An eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm genius challenging a tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm super genius—what’s the difference between this and committing suicide?”
Apart from the disciples, even Chu Yun, Xiao Leng, and Huang Long were completely stunned.
Chu Yun was the first one to react, as she blurted out, “Junior Brother Qin Nan, don’t be reckless…”
She stopped in the midst of her speech, and exchanged glances with Xiao Leng and Huang Long; she could see a hint of helplessness in their eyes.
Although they had only met Qin Nan not long ago, they clearly knew that no one could change his decision after he had his mind made up.
The three could only take a deep breath, and decided in their hearts to interfere if anything went wrong, to prevent Qin Nan from being slain.
Meanwhile, Ling Zixiao stood there with a blank expression on his face after being challenged directly by Qin Nan.
The hatred in his heart had expanded to such a level that no one would be able to stop him from killing Qin Nan. Despite that, he had never expected Qin Nan to challenge him upfront.
Could it be that this guy has the confidence to defeat me?
“Why would I fight you one on one?” Ling Zixiao inhaled deeply and said with a cold expression, “I’ve got over fifty geniuses here, and you only have four. You guys are sure to die if the battle breaks out. I have no intention to fight you alone. I plan to crush you all with the larger quantity I have.”
This time, Ling Zixiao chose not to accept Qin Nan’s challenge immediately.
He had lost to Qin Nan two times in a row; every time, he always thought himself as the winner, but in the end, he turned out to be the loser.
Ling Zixiao’s words continued to stun the crowd.
They never expected Ling Zixiao to be so cautious in dealing with Qin Nan’s challenge.
On the other hand, Qin Nan let out a smile after hearing these words, and said, “I did expect you would reject my challenge. You were defeated in both Martial Skill Talent and Martial Heart. It is reasonable that you are scared to be defeated again in this duel.”
Obviously, these words served as clear prodding.
Despite that, everyone could see Ling Zixiao’s face twist completely at this moment.
The words had touched upon the scar on his heart.
“Well, well, well.” Ling Zixiao laughed hollowly, as his eyes filled with murderous intent, “Qin Nan, since you’ve prodded me so, I’ll fulfill your wish. I would like to see how you plan to defeat me with your meager cultivation!”
After saying this, Ling Zixiao stepped forward and unleashed the suppressing aura with his ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit toward the crowd.
The disciples were left speechless after witnessing this.
Ling Zixiao rejected Qin Nan’s challenge to a solo battle, but Qin Nan chose to prod him into accepting it; is he trying to kill himself?
Does Qin Nan really think—after making history by achieving a thousand steps in the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods—that he is invincible now?
Martial Heart and cultivation are not the same concepts!
Upon seeing this, Xiao Yunhe, Duan Muyang and the other geniuses recovered from their shock; Xiao Yunhe, in particular, let out a mocking laugh and said, “Qin Nan, who on earth gave you the courage to provoke Senior Brother Ling Zixiao like that? With your current cultivation, you’re not even my opponent; where did you get the confidence from to challenge Senior Brother Ling Zixiao?”
The other geniuses all voiced their opinions while laughing mockingly.
“He dares to be so full of himself with a mere eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit and a cultivation of the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm!”
“Hehe, I think this Qin Nan is too proud of himself after achieving a thousand steps.”
“I bet that Senior Brother Ling Zixiao could defeat Qin Nan in just three moves!”
After hearing the discussion among these geniuses, Chu Yun’s group of three did not look pleasant, and a sense of helplessness filled their hearts, as they had no idea how to change Qin Nan’s mind.
The only thing they could do was to fully focus on the battle before them, and forcefully save Qin Nan when things went wrong.
At this moment, Qin Nan, being the focus of the crowd, let out a laugh while staring at Ling Zixiao and said, “Ling Zixiao, even though I think of you as someone shameless, fake, evil, and scornful, your current decision is the most utterly impressive. Let’s skip the nonsense, and show me what you’ve got!”
After saying this, Qin Nan’s battle intent rose instantly, as his excitement could be seen from his expression.
Due to the influence of the Divine Battle Spirit, his thoughts were constantly refined, and had transformed, causing him to have a strong lust for battle, especially against those who were stronger than him. Instead of being intimidated, he would be extremely excited, giving him a stronger battle intent.
Upon seeing Qin Nan’s attitude, Ling Zixiao was consumed by flames of anger, as his figure instantly dashed forward at lightning speed, approaching Qin Nan while lashing out his fist toward him.
The punch was accompanied with a terrifying force, and a shocking intent.
The force was the might of the tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm; the intent was emitted from his Perfection Stage of One with the Weapon!
In that instant, every single disciple’s expression changed greatly.
They could only feel that the punch from Ling Zixiao was so powerful that it was as if it could penetrate a mountain; the force it contained was way beyond their imagination.
The aura from merely a punch was enough to cause their hearts to shiver. This showed how terrifying the punch was.
“My god, so terrifying. This is Ling Zixiao’s strength!”
“If I were to face him, I wouldn’t even have the ability to withstand this Fist Intent.”
“Tsk, the battle just started, and Ling Zixiao had already executed his most powerful strike. I’m afraid Qin Nan doesn’t stand a chance this time!”
“Even a ninth-layer Body Tempering Realm top genius would not be able to withstand this. Qin Nan is sure to die this time.”
All of a sudden, the crowd exploded, as everyone shook their heads; in their opinions, Qin Nan had no chance of surviving when facing the punch.
However, at that moment, Qin Nan finally moved!