Chapter 514 - Power Bide
Xie Xie tracked the movement of Ye Xingmo’s sword, clad in resplendent starlight as it was and piercing straight toward him. He used Purple Demon Eyes in the nick of time, stunning his opponent. In that brief opening, Xie Xie thrust with his dagger, still firmly rooted to where he stood. Domineering might rippled from him, his dagger shining iridescent like the sun and bathing the entire arena in its light.
Ye Xingmo narrowed his eyes. I-is this Power Bide?
Power Bide was not a natural soul skill. Rather, it was a skill developed by humans to defy the heavens. Isn’t Power Bide supposed to be lost? How does he know it?
In the rear, the distinct trill of a flute. As a control-type, Duan Hunxiao had the abilities needed to counter Power Bide.
But before he could do anything to intervene, starlight blossomed beneath him and his body stiffened, the soul power circulation within him forcibly interrupted.
Ye Xingmo’s thrust whistled through the air but struck nothing. Pivoting off his front foot, he recouped his posture and lunged at Xie Xie once more. He had to stop Xie Xie from completing his Power Bide.
Inches before the sword pierced Xie Xie, his figure flickered and disappeared. Ye Xingmo’s eyes went wide as a blur flew past him.
Xie Xie’s Power Bide was complete. His dagger roared as he flew forth, so fast that he was merely a streak of light shooting straight for Duan Hunxiao.
Having just broken free from the chains of starlight, Duan Hunxiao was in no position to defend himself. All he saw was a flash of light when he looked up.
With a clang, Duan Hunxiao’s flute was split in two and a line of crimson warmth blossomed from his throat.
Xie Xie had been no more than a streak of light. A blink and he had drawn blood. From the corner of his eye, Duan Hunxiao could see the blazing light subside.
Elder Cai waved her hand and a beam of light brought Duan Hunxiao off the stage. There was no doubt that the strongest control-type of the second grade had just been eliminated! Xie Xie had given a brilliant performance of a one-hit knockout. Even Elder Cai couldn’t help but give an approving nod.
Yuanen Yehui looked on in disbelief. She was aware of Duan Hunxiao’s strength, especially in combination with Ye Xingmo. Yet Xie Xie had eliminated him in a flash. She had caught a glimpse of Xie Xie’s eyes and they had shocked her. Nothing like she had ever seen. The conviction swirling within them too hot to endure, sending shivers down her spine.
Ye Xingmo had turned around just in time to see Duan Hunxiao disappear in a beam of light and Xie Xie fade into invisibility. He gripped his sword tight, the blade flaring with light. Now he also has four rings!
The stellar light bloomed, enveloping the entire stage. Specks of starlight, all carrying a sharp edge, gathered around Ye Xingmo. They began to spread, swarming toward Xu Xiaoyan.
This was Ye Xingmo’s fourth soul skill, Sword Star Rain. It was an attack that encompassed a large area and a perfect counter to agility-types. His only choice now was to eliminate his opponent’s control-type to level the playing field.
Although threat of elimination sped toward Xu Xiaoyan, Xie Xie was nowhere to be seen. Like a wraith, he dodged each and every one of the specks of starlight. None so much as grazed him.
Meanwhile, Xu Xiaoyan’s second soul ring lit up. Starlight Reversal! Golden light enveloped her, forming a mirror of starlight. The rain of stars froze in mid-air, heading right back at Ye Xingmo!
Having evaded Sword Star Rain, Xie Xie finally re-appeared behind Ye Xingmo. He slashed with his Light Dragon Dagger, but this strike didn’t carry the might of Power Bide. It flew swift and light like a spark.
Ye Xingmo felt the hairs on his neck spring up and threw himself forward. At the same time, he released a wave of starlight with a slash of his sword in an effort to protect himself. While he managed to narrowly evade Xie Xie’s slash, there was a disturbance in the surrounding starlight as Xie Xie darted away.
His eyes darted back and forth, chasing after Xie Xie’s figure. But Xie Xie was too fast. Knowing he could not rely on his eyes, Ye Xingmoe closed them and relied on his other senses.
In an instant, the mist of starlight condensed into a point in front of him. A clang. Xie Xie stood before Ye Xingmo, his attack blocked by the condensed starlight.
The students of the second grade let out a collective sigh of relief. Agility-types excelled in speed, so they were at their weakest the moment they were not in motion. This was Ye Xingmo’s chance to utilize his strength as an assault-type. To dominate Xie Xie.
However, their relief was cut short. Ye Xingmo was pushed back in his clash with Xie Xie. They could hardly believe it, an assault-type losing to an agility-type in a confrontation of strength.
Out of his cloak of invisibility, Xie Xie immediately switched back to his Light Dragon Dagger and went all out. He was no longer an assassin lurking in the shadows, but a radiant sun with scorching might! He charged up for Power Bide once more.
Ye Xingmo regained his posture. It was clear as day to him that he must stop Xie Xie from storing more energy. Fear creeped into his heart. His close brush with defeat left him cautious. He drew back and gained distance between them, but just that wouldn’t save him. Xie Xie was using Power Bide. He had to intervene.
Preoccupied by the threat Xie Xie proposed, Ye Xingmo forgot one crucial fact: Xie Xie wasn’t alone. Starlight burst beneath Ye Xingmo’s feet and chains lunged his way to bind him.
Xie Xie took this opening, brandishing his blazing dagger as he flew past Ye Xingmo in a streak of light.
He didn’t bother turning back to see the results. Ye Xingmo stood there, paralyzed with fear. A second later, a line of blood dripped down his neck.
The battle was over.
Xu Xiaoyan grinned at Xie Xie and the two high-fived. Victory achieved.
The second grade students could hardly believe what just happened. Just how strong is the first grade class?