Qin Wushuang had a sudden flash of realization. By accident, he found that he had grasp the understanding of the marvelous stage to "do two things at once".
At the moment, without any distractions, he went from left and right with the Violet Sun Sword and the techniques coming from both sides. Two different waves of sword intention attacked Zhao Muzhi to the extent that he did not have a chance to breath.
Through attacking with two techniques at the same time, it was equivalent of two against one. In such situation, regardless of Zhao Muzhi’s strength, he was powerless.
When he defended the left, he could not protect the right side. The same goes when he went to defend the right side.
In a straitened circumstance, he appeared in an extremely embarrassing state.
Qin Wushuang had watched clearly. He rushed forward with the Young Shang sword with his left hand and gushed out a wave of rich Spiritual Qi. In a tearing sound, the Qi streak through the sky like a wave of beautiful rainbow, it hit on Zhao Muzhi’s arm.
With a clattering sound, Zhao Muzhi could not hold the magistrate brush and it fell to the ground.
When the weapon dropped, it was equivalent in plucking off the claws of a vicious tiger. Instantly, all color went away on Zhao Muzhi’s handsome face. He retreated quickly like an injured wild wolf. On his expression, there was viciousness, ruthless and anger.
He had never heard or seen Qin Wushuang’s devilish form of attacks.
In a battle between the elite warriors, the result was set when one side got injured. Qin Wushuang did not chase to attack. Instead, his hand formed the sword gestures and stood silently as he glared at Zhao Muzhi.
As long as Zhao Muzhi showed signs to counterattack, he would not hesitate to use his Sword Qi to attack Zhao Muzhi’s most important fatal parts.
"Zhao, if you don’t want me to keep attacking, you better not wave your large sleeves. I know that you are hiding some tricks in there. I might not be able to defend it, but I will shoot Sword Qi to beat you before you had the chance to use it."
Initially, Zhao Muzhi still feel that he had a chance for he wanted to use the hidden nails in his sleeves to win. Hearing Qin Wushuang exposed his strategy, his heart had immediately fall deep into the abyss.
Zhong Wuyin, the Third Palace Master on top of the stage could not help to swore in a low voice: "What kind of devilish person is he and what are these crazy moves? Did this Qin Wushuang really came from that little remote Bai Yue?"
His complaints also made the others speechless. Honestly, none of the Five Palace Masters felt that the Bai Yue had the good geomancy to produce an exceptional genius like Qin Wushuang.
However, the reality present before them for Qin Wushuang was the martial arts victor from the Bai Yue.
The fact was that Qin Wushuang, the dark horse kept advancing!
And for Zhao Muzhi, the one who claimed as the "Dark horse killer" that ranked third last year got disqualified without forgiveness out of the ranks of the best four. He could only fight for a spot for rank number five.
The moment when Zhao Muzhi endured his pain to get off the stage, Zhong Wuyin, the Third Palace Master had an extremely depressing mood.
On the contrary, inwardly, Tan Zhongchi was feeling overjoyed.
Best four! Qin Wushuang made into the best four! This iron-like fact made Tan Zhongchi feeling extremely happy. Finally, the line of the Green Cloud Palace had a genius!
"If Fu’Er could beat Deng Bohu, then the Green Cloud Palace line could take two seats from the best four. Regarding this result, even the line of the Head Palace Master had never achieved it. Although Deng Bohu had beat Lü Teng, his strength is still less than Fu’Er…"
As he thought, Tan Zhongchi could not help to look over at Zhou Fu’s martial arts stage.
Apparently, Zhou Fu had already restrained Deng Boh
u. In Zhou Fu’s hand, she held a pair of red thin silk that rolled like a red dragon. Not to mention the unpredictable moves, her technique incorporated both firmness, and tenderness that showcased extreme power.
After Deng Bohu had beat Lü Teng, he thought that at least, he had the strength to fight with Zhou Fu. If he was lucky, he could even win. In the end, he discovered that he was overly optimistic.
Under the attack from Zhou Fu, that gap of differences got dragged bigger endlessly.
Regarding Zhou Fu’s attack, it was like a beautiful celestial lady sprinkling flowers. She used the red thin silk and stirred the entire martial arts stage into a wave of red clouds. Deep in the red cloud, each wave of attack made Deng Bohu felt being tortured.
Regardless of how much Deng Bohu used his efforts, he could not escape the tangling from Zhou Fu’s thin red silk. In the end, the silk went faster and finally, he got lost within the red cloud and got hit by Zhou Fu in the chest. He had no choice to admit defeat.
Finally, the curtain to fight for the best four had drawn.
The new best four had emerged. Of course, there were no surprise when Wei Yi beat his colleagues, Huang Chaoyang.
Between the fight from Miao Zhongxia, the number one disciple to the Fifth Palace Master and Lu Shaonan, the Second disciple to the Head Palace Master, they had continued the result from last year. Miao Zhongxia was still better and won a spot in the best four.
Tian Zhixing, the Fifth Palace Master smiled: "For my disciples, it seems that he would be destined to accompany the crown prince regardless of who he meet in the next round."
He knew that among the younger generation of the Stargaze Palace, Miao Zhongxia’s strength would not get ranked in the top four. This time, he advanced to the top four because of his luck at the draw.
Naturally, he was more than satisfied when he made to the top four.
Naturally, his words received disdained look from both the Third and the Fourth Palace Master. Their best disiciples got disqualified by the two devilish disciple from the Second Palace Master. Or else, there was no way that Miao Zhongxia could have gotten a spot in the best four.
However, the rules were set. In the past Core ranking competitions, there were always good and bad luck during the draw. They could only urge their disciples to fight for the fifth place.
Although the fifth to the eighth place did not appear to have much difference, but the fifth place was a completely different concept. If they were in the top five, at least, they could maintain the situation to stay on the same page of all Five Palace Masters.
If dropped to sixth, it would not look to the remaining Palace Masters.
Of course, Tan Zhongchi was the happiest. Up to this point, although there were two more rounds, the ranking was set.
If without any accidents, Wei Yi would still get the first place. Undoubtedly, the second and the third place would be the two stars from the Green Cloud Palace.
As for Miao Zhongxia, his strength was not even on par with Zhao Muzhi and Deng Bohu. Of course, among the best four, he could only get his fourth place.
Now, the only question was, which of the two disciples from the Green Cloud Palace would get second place, and who would get the third place. In the next round, if one of them meet Wei Yi, would they fight with all they got?
It was basically the only remaining mystery left for this Core ranking competition.
Without a question, the one that had the highest momentum was the dark horse Qin Wushuang. He had successfully made to the top four. As long as he could win one of the following battle, he would get a spot in the top three for sure.
Since he could defeat Zhao Muzhi, how could he not be able to deal with Miao Zhongxia?
Thus, everyone felt that Qin Wushuang would be one of the top three.
It was a historical record that had never happened before. An Advanced disciple had made to the Core ranking competition entered the top three!
Qin Wushuang had almost become an idol for all those disciple from the Subordinate Countries. He had become the goal for everyone to work towards. Of course, the Great Wu was an exception.
Here, the fights for the ranking from ninth to sixteenth had also ended. Lü Teng and Jian Rui from the Green Cloud Palace had also successfully broke through and entered the rank of nineth to the twelfth. In the next round, they would continue to challenge for the nineth and the tenth place!
One could say that during this exam, the entire Green Cloud Palace seemed to seize total victory.
Naturally, Tan Zhongchi was extremely excited. That night, he gathered all the Core disciples to celebrate.
During the feast, all the disciples proposed a toast to Tan Zhongchi to thank his nurture.
Tan Zhongchi was also very straightforward. He drank all the alcohol from the cup and merged with the disciples. After some rounds of drinking, suddenly, Tan Zhongchi said: "Second and Third, you two would not have any competitors when fighting for the ninth and the tenth place. Hong Li was good, but he got injuried by Qin Wushuang. For sure, he could not win."
Lü Teng stated his position: "Teacher, I would give all I got to get the ninth place!"
Jian Rui, the third disciple would not lag: "I would use all my efforts to get the rank."
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "If you two could advance to the top ten, then this time, our Green Cloud Palace had all the good things. Four top ten spots, it has never happened before!"
There was a trace of undisguised joy from Tan Zhongchi’s tone. He turned to speak to Qin Wushuang and Zhou Fu: "Fu’Er and Wushuang, most likely, in the next round, you would fight Wei Yi. I want to ask you, what would you do if you meet him?"
After a moment of thinking, Zhou Fu sighed helplessly: "I think that I am still less than Senior Brother Wei Yi. I am afraid I would not beat him. Regardless of how to deal with this situation, please advise us."
Zhou Fu’s intention was that at most, she would spar with Wei Yi and show the difference between them. She would never fight to death.
Tan Zhongchi smiled lightly and did not answer. Instead, he turned to look at Qin Wushuang and wait for his answer.
Qin Wushuang said casually: "If I meet Senior Brother Wei Yi, I would use everything I got to fight with like I did in the previous rounds. I would not care about winning or losing. I do hope to meet him in the next round."
"Oh?" Tan Zhongchi blinked and asked with a smile, "Why’s that?"
Qin Wushuang smiled: "I don’t wish to figtht with Senior Sister Zhou. Even if I meet Senior Brother Wei Yi, I would meet Miao Zhongxia, and not her when I get defeated."
Zhou Fu could not help to laugh: "Junior Brother Wushuang, what kind of reason is this?"
Qin Wushuang said seriously: "This is my reason. After I talked to you on that day, I am extremely impressed by your temperament and strength of character. Thus, I do not wish to fight you."
"Are you scared that I might put on my attitude as the Senior Sister and bully you?"
Qin Wushuang only smiled lightly and did not speak anymore. It was Qin Wushuang’s inner voice for his wish to meet Wei Yi. From him analysis, up to this point, it would not matter to meet Wei Yi at any point. It would only be a difference of ranking second or third. Currently, after five rounds of fights, his momentum had reached to a peak and it was time for it to reach to the climax. Under such peak state, regardless of the result, he would not have any regret to fight with the strongest disciple from the Stargaze Palace!
Only, in the next draw, would the destiny arrange it?
Qin Wushuang looked forward to it.