Fluffy white clouds hung in the blue sky. As the two figures stood in the air facing each other, majestic spiritual energy shot up into the sky and tore the clouds apart.
Everyone watching fixed their gazes on the two figures.
Many streamers from afar darted toward that direction. It seemed like they had received news of the duel between the overlord in the Dragon-Phoenix Record and the mighty dark horse.
Many of them were interested in such duels.
Fang Yi looked suave as he stood in the air, with his white garment fluttering and his black hair blowing in the wind. He looked flatly at the people who had rushed over and then turned to look at Mu Chen. He said, "You have been in the limelight recently in North Territory."
"It Is all thanks to you," Mu Chen said and smiled.
Mu Chen was mocking Fang Yi, but Fang Yi did not take it to heart. He said with a smile, "You are welcome. However, since I can make you famous, I can also make you a nobody again."
"Oh?" Mu Chen shrugged. He looked at Fang Yi and said, "I am looking forward to it. However, I would like to suggest that you do not go overboard. If you lose your overlord position in the Dragon-Phoenix Record, it will be too late for regret."
"You need to have the capability to do that."
Fang Yi remained expressionless, but the coldness in his eyes quickly surged. Majestic spiritual energy surrounded him like a windstorm and started to rage.
Mu Chen could feel the spiritual energy oppression emanating from Fang Yi's body. Although he had said that he would not back out, he knew that Fang Yi was tough to deal with.
Judging from the spiritual energy oppression, Fang Yi had steadily advanced within the realm of Grade Five Sovereign. He was obviously much more powerful than Qiu Taiyin.
This would be an intense fight!
As the spiritual energy of the two powers started to gather, more people came together. They watched the two of them and started to whisper to one another.
"Hahaha, this fight is interesting. The overlord in the Dragon-Phoenix Record is fighting the mighty dark horse. I wonder who will win."
"I think Fang Yi has a greater chance of winning. After all, he is a Grade Five Sovereign, whereas Mu Chen is only at Grade Four."
"I don't think so. Mu Chen's actual strength is more powerful than what you see. I heard that during the Ceremony of Bestowing Lordship, he defeated Qiu Taiyin, who is also a Grade Five Sovereign."
"Qiu Taiyin has just attained Grade Five Sovereign. You cannot compare him with Fang Yi."
"It will be good if Mu Chen fails to defeat Fang Yi. He has been in the limelight recently, and it is time to bring him down. He has to learn that one should keep a low profile in the North Territory."
The people whispered among themselves, and most of them expected Fang Yi to win. After all, Mu Chen had only risen in fame recently, but Fang Yi had been the overlord in the Dragon-Phoenix Record for a long time. Mu Chen was still incomparable to him.
Most importantly, Mu Chen was only a Grade Four Sovereign, but Fang Yi had long ago attained Grade Five Sovereign.
The people knew about Mu Chen's performance, and that his actual combat force was more powerful than what it seemed. An ordinary Grade Five Sovereign would have a tough time dealing with him, but… Fang Yi was not an ordinary Grade Five Sovereign.
As part of the younger generation groomed by the Divine Pavilion, no one knew what trump card he was holding.
Lord Blood Hawk, Wu Tian, and the rest who were trapped by the Heavenly Alligator Troop looked up to the sky at the two of them from their position in the valley. They looked grave. Although they had seen how powerful Mu Chen was at the Ceremony of Bestowing Lordship, they knew how awesome Fang Yi was, too.
Fang Yi was not a simple person, as he was able to hold the number one position in the Dragon-Phoenix Record for so many years.
"If Mu Chen manages to get out of the duel unscathed, he will be famous among the younger generation in North Territory," Lord Blood Hawk said. Mu Chen had risen too quickly in North Territory, and this had brought doubt to the people watching. Many of them had attributed his performance to the daughter of the Flame Emperor. They were still contemplating his number three ranking in the Dragon-Phoenix Record.
This duel would remove all doubts about his ability.
At the same time, there were some risks. If he were to be defeated by Fang Yi, he would fall from his position, and that would be the end of his future.
No one would remember a loser in the cruel world of the North Territory.
Majestic spiritual energy thundered and whizzed around Fang Yi like a sea. The whole area seemed to be quaking.
Mu Chen turned grave. When they were in the Dragon-Phoenix Rift, he had only seen how badly Fang Yi had been beaten by Cai Xiao. It was only now that Fang Yi was standing before him that he could feel the oppression emanating from him.
He was a strong opponent.
Fang Yi looked at Mu Chen and said coldly, "It is too late for regret now. Sometimes, people have to pay a price for their arrogance."
Mu Chen curled his lips and ignored him. He clenched his fist, and the Great Meru Demonic Pillar appeared in his hand, filled with demonic force. He stomped his feet in the air, turned into a streamer, and shot out.
In the twinkle of an eye, the Great Meru Demonic Pillar struck down mercilessly on Fang Yi. It carried with it a huge shadow and horrifying power.
Fang Yi looked expressionless, and golden lights surged in his palms. He hit the Great Meru Demonic Pillar with a backhand strike.
A loud sound of metal was heard, and visible ripples of power swirled out. Under the attack of the power ripples, Mu Chen was thrown back, and the Great Meru Demonic Pillar shot up into the sky.
"You will be sorry if you think I am like those ordinary Grade Five Sovereigns that you have dealt with before." Fang Yi looked at the scene with disdain and stepped out. He appeared on top of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar and hit it.
"Let me give it back to you!"
Majestic spiritual energy burst out, and the Great Meru Demonic Pillar turned into a dark shadow. With a screeching sound, it struck down hard toward Mu Chen. Even an ordinary Grade Five Sovereign would not dare to take that powerful blow.
When Mu Chen saw it, he snorted within himself. Fang Yi was cunning. He was using Mu Chen's own Great Meru Demonic Pillar to attack. If Mu Chen chose to avoid the blow, it would weaken his momentum and allow Fang Yi to seize the opportunity. If he took it head on, which was what Fang Yi was yearning to see, he would suppress Mu Chen with his powerful spiritual energy.
All eyes were fixed on Mu Chen.
"You have no right to use my stuff!"
As the people looked on, Mu Chen's face turned cold. He quickly formed a seal with his hands, and golden lights shot out from his chest. The cry of a majestic ancient dragon resounded in the heavens and the earth.
As the golden lights surged out, the Spirit of the Real Dragon appeared on Mu Chen's right arm. Its claws covered Mu Chen's right palm and merged with his fingers.
Golden lights surged in Mu Chen's eyes. His right arm seemed to have expanded, and the veins under his skin seemed to be moving like a dragon. Mu Chen felt as though a huge dragon was residing in his right arm!
As Mu Chen's strength was enhanced, he displayed the power of the Dragon-Phoenix Body!
The Great Meru Demonic Pillar fell down like a mountain. Fang Yi had covered the Great Meru Demonic Pillar with his frantic spiritual energy for the time being, and isolated it from Mu Chen's control.
The Great Meru Demonic Pillar could not recognize Mu Chen as its master at this moment.
Mu Chen did not move, but magnified the Demonic Pillar in his eyes. After taking a deep breath, he punched the Demonic Pillar.
It was a simple punch, but the power that it contained caused the space around him to crack.
A metallic sound thundered in the area, and the vital energy and blood in the top powers surged. However, they continued to fix their gazes on the sky.
Mu Chen maintained his posture as he punched out. The Great Meru Demonic Pillar had stopped moving.
All the people saw clearly that the golden spiritual energy that had covered the Great Meru Demonic Pillar dispersed as Mu Chen punched the Demonic Pillar.
Many top powers were taken aback by the power of Mu Chen's punch.
Mu Chen moved and appeared on top of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar. His eyes were like those of a ferocious dragon and looked oppressive. He looked at Fang Yi, who had turned grave.
"In the future, don't touch things that do not belong to you and bring shame upon yourself." Mu Chen sneered. He stepped on the Great Meru Demonic Pillar and looked sharply at Fang Yi.
Fang Yi squinted and nodded slightly.
"Let's see who will be the one to bring shame upon himself!"