Since when did Xie Xie become so powerful? Xu Xiaoyan's controlling abilities as well... She was the one that prevented Duan Hunxiao from being able to resist. She was the one who lost Ye Xingmo his chance to launch a counterattack in the final moment.
They seemed to be unable to cooperate very well and yet, they still won the competition so easily.
They won. First grade class one has won the match.
A roaring sound of clapping abruptly erupted when Xie Xie and Xu Xiaoyan descended the stage. The students in class one's corner were all cheering and clapping.
Only five people remained slightly quieter.
"One-against-one, can you beat him?" Luo Guixing asked Xu Yucheng who sat nearby him.
Xu Yucheng's gaze seemed slightly dull. "I don't know."
His three words were a testament to many things stemming from his arrogance.
Yuanen Yehui was in a similarly stagnant state. She could clearly see Xie Xie's gaze being directed at her when he defeated Duan Hunxiao earlier. Similarly, his gaze was also on her when he utterly destroyed Ye Xingmo.
There was no need for words. He was obviously questioning her with his actions — How am I no good?
He had truly grown stronger — his focus in battle, his mastery of the battle situation, his mastery of his martial soul. He was completely different from he was in the past, and it seemed like previous and current him were two completely different people.
Perhaps, it was because of Tang Wulin's exceptional performance that he overpowered everybody else. In reality, every single one of his companions performed admirably well.
'Did Xu Xiaoyan grow stronger as well?' This was the first time Yuanen Yehui witnessed the soul skill — Starlight Chaos.
No wonder Tang Wulin could be so confident. First grade class one was even more powerful than anyone could have ever imagined.
The second grade class one's students had very unpleasant expressions on their faces, Duan Hunxiao and Ye Xingmo included. The competition ended too soon! The entire battle only lasted less than a minute and it was already over. Duan Hunxiao did not even manage to release any of his soul skills. This defeat was both depressing and a shame! They were rendered utterly helpless by their opponents due to the lack of understanding of their opponent's strength.
The second match.
Tang Wulin, Gu Yue, Yuanen Yehui, Yue Zhengyu simultaneously ascended the stage.
The restless audience in the sparring arena became quiet once again.
If the previous match was to determine the overall performance of both classes, this match would be a confrontation between the strongest students from both classes.
Yue Zhenyu looked at Tang Wulin with a smile on his face. "Wulin, I've something to discuss with you. I think you shouldn't use the martial soul fusion skill. If the both of you are so weak, why bother participating in the duel with the third grade next week?"
"Alright, we won't use it." Tang Wulin answered immediately.
Yue Zhengyu was momentarily stunned, for this was not the Tang Wulin he once knew. There was no need for him to say it out loud even if did not intend to use the skill. He should be keeping it as a He should be keeping it as a deterrent just in case.
"Promise?" Yue Zhengyu inquired closely once again.
Tang Wulin laughed. "Now, are you afraid? You should probably surrender now if you're afraid."
Yue Zhengyu raised his eyebrows. "Both of you are still three-ringed soul masters while we're both four-ringed soul masters. Us, afraid of you?! Use any ability you like then."
"Why is there so much nonsense being spouted? Begin!" Elder Cai reprimanded them and declared the start of the ultimate duel between the first and second grade that would determine who was superior.
Both parties immediately released their martial souls.
Four purple soul rings rose around Yuanen Yehui's body. On the other side, another four purple soul rings similarly appeared around Yue Zhengyu's body. They obviously had the upper hand just by looking at the shimmering radiance from their soul rings.
On Tang Wulin and Gu Yue's corner, soul rings appeared one after the other around Gu Yue's body. She had four purple soul rings while Tang Wulin had three.
Surely enough, Gu Yue had four soul rings.
Yuanen Yehui let out a battle cry as her body rapidly expanded. This was Diamond Titan, the third soul skill of her martial soul, Titan Giant Ape.
Xie Xie could not help covering his face with his palms after finding a seat below the stage. 'She's always been so aggressive.'
As Tang Wulin's left leg touched the ground, he took a step forward and dashed outward. He did not use his Bluesilver Grass martial soul either as he released both his blood essence soul rings instead. Golden light flashed across the stage and his Golden Dragon Body was unleashed. Similar to her, his body expanded a little as well. With golden scales protecting his body, his Golden Dragon Claw appeared out of nowhere.
This was not the first time these two people fought, and they were quite familiar with their opponent's abilities. Soon, Yuanen Yehui's shot an Air Cannon toward Tang Wulin.
On the other side, Yue Zhengyu's angel wings spread out behind his back as a beam of holy light shot toward Tang Wulin.
Yue Zhengyu and Yuanen Yehui seemed to always hold the upper hand in terms of overall performance. Their martial souls along with their abilities were much stronger. After an entire academic year, their teamwork had definitely improved by leaps and bounds.
Gu Yue was in charge of long-range attacks so they would have to observe how helpful her abilities were toward Tang Wulin.
If there was anyone within Tang Wulin's group that was overshadowed the most, Gu Yue was probably that person.
A silver light flashed as Tang Wulin vanished from the spot he was standing in, causing Yuanen Yehui and Yue Zhengyu's attacks to miss.
Then, the four soul rings around Gu Yue's body brightened abruptly. 'Is this her fourth soul skill? Is she going to use her fourth soul skill as soon as she ascended the stage?'
To everyone's surprise, a colorful radiance extended from her hand before it transformed into a long, thin staff. There was a long silver handle below the staff and a multi-colored ball of light at the tip. Brilliant rays enshrouded the ball of light, and it seemed as if the elements on the stage turned violent the moment the staff was conjured.
The fourth soul skill — Elemental Staff.
Gu Yue held up the Elemental Staff and the ball of light on its tip suddenly morphed into a pure green. Then, almost immediately, it formed a tornado that blocked Yuanen Yehui and Yue Zhengyu's path.
Yuanen Yehui's punch missed but she sent another punch flying shortly after. She had used Air Cannon again.
However, Gu Yue merely responded by raising her Elemental Staff toward the sky and almost immediately, the Air Cannon disappeared.
Yuanen Yehui could sense that her Air Cannon seemed the disintegrate at the exact moment Gu Yue's staff touched it. The composition of air within it seemed to have been dismantled.
Shortly after, the tip of Gu Yue's Elemental Staff turned into a golden color. Then, she pointed the staff toward Yue Zhengyu from afar and he could feel the light element leaving his body to gather toward Gu Yue
'Oh dear!? What kind of trick is this?'
Instead of dashing out again, Tang Wulin stood as a shield in front of Gu Yue. He was similarly shaken in his heart when he saw her using this soul skill. This was his first time seeing Gu Yue using her fourth Soul Skill. Her Elemental Staff seemed to lord over all the elements to the point that it was even capable of gradually stripping the light element from the Holy Angel martial soul. Such was its power.
With the Elemental Staff in hand, Tang Wulin could obviously sense Gu Yue's power growing exponentially.
Yuanen Yehui growled softly as her five-meter-tall body clashed into the tornado, outrageously destroying it as she dashed toward their corned.
Yue Zhengyu followed closely behind and shielded himself behind the enormous body of Yuanen Yehui's Diamond Titan. The golden shimmer enveloping his body continuously shrank as he forcefully used his martial soul to prevent the light element in his martial soul from being drawn out too quickly.
Then, a dragon's roar was heard echoing from within Tang Wulin's body while his eyes shimmered as he turned his palms skyward. Then, the silhouette of a giant golden dragon appeared before his body — it was Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens!
Shortly after, the fourth soul ring on Yuanen Yehui's body brightened, causing her body to shrink while brutally increasing her power. This was her martial soul, the Titan Giant Ape's fourth soul skill — Devil Titan!
She outrageously charged forward in her Devil Titan form, and these two people collided once more after their previous encounter.
The violent boom echoed as Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens forcibly resisted the Devil Titan.
In the past, Tang Wulin was absolutely and utterly defeated. Although he still staggered backward this time, he was not thrown away. Yuanen Yehui was also beaten until she came to a stop from mid-air
A condensed blue fireball then carved out an arc, circling around Yuanen Yehui and headed toward Yue Zhengyu.
Presently, Yue Zhengyu had resumed full control over the Saintsword in his hand. He lunged forward with the sword in hand to dodge the blue fireball. However, the blue fireball was circling all over, giving him no choice but to stop. There was no way he would be able to work with Yuanen Yehui.
This battle of the titans between the first and second grade to determine who would represent them had already climaxed from the very beginning.
However, Yuanen Yehui's body suddenly shrank as she was leaping into the air. She had spontaneously recalled her Devil Titan. Soon, everything around them turned pitch black. This was the first soul skill of the Fallen Angel martial soul — Curtain of Darkness.
The golden light on Yue Zhengyu's body completely vanished at the same time, and he disappeared soundlessly into the dark surroundings.
Their dark and light attribute mutually restricted one another. Was Yuanen Yehui not afraid of affecting Yue Zhengyu when she used the Fallen Angel martial soul? Could it be that they were about to use some form of collaborative technique?
Tang Wulin grew more and more vigilant in his heart as the situation progressed. Everyone had plenty of combat experience, so it was impossible for Yuanen Yehui to fight aimlessly.
Tang Wulin's golden soul rings turned purple, and his third soul ring began glowing. A golden soul ring then expanded outward with Tang Wulin as its center. This was his third soul skill — Bluesilver Golden Array!
Aside from Gu Yue and himself who stood in the middle of the circle, darkness vanished from everywhere the Bluesilver Golden Array came into contact with like snow melting.
It was Elemental Stripping!