2063 The Competition Has Just Begun
“Awesome? I don’t think so. Even if she’s extremely talented, how old is she now? At most, she’s just an advanced Armory Refinement Master.”
Since there were people praising her, there would naturally be people criticizing her. After all, there were many people who disliked Chu Liuyue.
“I also heard that Rong Xiu can already refine a royal Yuan instrument and has already broken through to become a royal Armory Refinement Master! But even so, it’s still far from enough for him to take the lead in this competition. After all, there are still so many supreme Armory Refinement Masters present! Shangguan Yue wants to win? I think—it’s difficult!”
“…That’s true. Perhaps she’s just holding on now? If she waits for a while longer, she probably won’t be able to take it and will choose to give up.”
This wait lasted for another three days.
At this moment, more than half of the people had been eliminated. Only the last dozen or so people were still insisting on continuing.
Among these dozen or so people, nine were supreme Armory Refinement Masters and six were royal Armory Refinement Masters.
Only Chu Liuyue’s level was unknown.
Yes, even Chu Liuyue herself didn’t know her own capabilities because she really didn’t put much effort into refining Yuan instruments. After all… she had always been looking for trouble, or people were looking for trouble with her.
All her time and effort were used to deal with these things. Therefore, she really didn’t have much experience in refining Yuan instruments.
The last time she seriously refined a Yuan instrument was when she helped Qiang Wanzhou forge the Cloud-Sky Copper Sword.
After such a long time, she didn’t know how strong she was in this aspect. According to her own speculation, she was probably at the level of an advanced Armory Refinement Master.
Of course, this level couldn’t be compared to the royal Armory Refinement Masters and supreme Armory Refinement Masters present.
But most importantly… the Heavenly Square Cauldron was a holy weapon!
Chu Liuyue indeed couldn’t refine a royal Yuan instrument or a supreme Yuan instrument like them, so she could only do her best to use the Heavenly Square Cauldron to trigger the lightning. However, this wasn’t a foolproof method.
Chu Liuyue looked up slightly, and her gaze swept across the Heavenly Square Cauldron in front of her.
Streams of proficiency flickered—clear and lustrous, sacred and powerful!
Even the karmic fire inside was burning more vigorously than before.
The Heavenly Square Cauldron was about to reach its limit. Even if the force in her body was inexhaustible, and her mind could barely support it, the Heavenly Square Cauldron could no longer hold any more.
The lightning above seemed to have sensed something and gradually slowed down. Some of the silver light that gathered above Chu Liuyue’s head also showed signs of dispersing.
The surrounding people quickly noticed this.
There was a moderate commotion in the crowd. “Looks like Shangguan Yue won’t be able to last much longer?”
“It’s about time! How long has it been? But to be able to stimulate all the potential of the Heavenly Square Cauldron, she’s indeed quite capable…”
“I wonder if she regrets her initial decision?”
“A’Yue, do you need my help?” Tuan Zi flew to Chu Liuyue’s side and asked crisply.
Chu Liuyue gently shook her head. “No, I don’t.”
“But…” Tuan Zi pouted angrily. But those people said that A’Yue is going to lose!
Chu Liuyue looked up and smiled at her.”Don’t worry, Tuan Zi.”
She suddenly stood up. This was the first time she had stood up since the competition began.
As soon as she moved, she attracted the attention of many people. Even Shangguan Jing and the others—who were focused on refining their Yuan instruments—turned their heads and looked over.
Tang Ke’s voice sounded. “Girlie, are you going to admit defeat?”
Everyone held their breaths.
Previously, so many people had withdrawn from the competition, but Tang Ke didn’t even ask about it.
At this moment, Chu Liuyue had just stood up when he spoke. However, everyone knew that Tang Ke paid a lot of attention to Chu Liuyue from the start, so they weren’t surprised and could only wait patiently.
Then, they saw the woman raise her eyebrows and smile.
“How can that be?” she said slowly. “I’ve just been sitting for too long. I just want to get up and exercise my body.”
As she spoke, she really turned her waist and stretched her muscles.
Her posture was relaxed, and her expression was relaxed. One really couldn’t tell that she was still competing.
“Hmph! Pretentious.” Wei Ze sneered in disdain. I don’t believe that she can do anything else!
Chu Liuyue tilted her head and glanced at Wei Ze with a faint smile. “Looks like the family head is really concerned about this junior.”
Wei Ze’s heart skipped a beat when he met that pair of clear and cold eyes. He subconsciously looked away.
He suddenly realized that he wasn’t imposing at all! Therefore, he turned around again and wanted to continue arguing to regain his dignity. “You—”
He had just started his sentence when he was interrupted by a sharp and cold sound!
Something suddenly appeared in Chu Liuyue’s hand and was rapidly expanding.
It was a red scroll that looked like a painting, but the pressure emitting from it wasn’t to be underestimated.
While Wei Ze was in a daze, someone in the crowd had already exclaimed, “Flying Cloud Painting!”
Wei Ze widened his eyes and started coughing violently. “Cough—cough—”
Chu Liuyue asked with concern, “Eh? What’s wrong with the family head? Did you choke on something?”
Wei Ze coughed until his face turned red, and he finally managed to calm down. Just as he was about to defend himself, he saw Chu Liuyue holding the Flying Cloud Painting and smiling as she looked over, but he couldn’t bring himself to speak.
Flying Cloud Painting—it is also one of the top ten holy weapons! Why is this thing in Chu Liuyue’s hands?
That’s right… This is the Nan family’s ultimate treasure. Previously, the Nan family suffered a huge loss in Chu Liuyue’s hands, and even the family head, Nan Yifan, died in Peach Blossom Dock. Then, it doesn’t seem strange for this Flying Cloud Painting to fall into Chu Liuyue’s hands.
In the battle at Peach Blossom Dock, Chu Liuyue deliberately released the news to intimidate everyone. However, the people outside weren’t very clear about the exact situation.
Chu Liuyue had specially instructed people not to casually spread the series of matters regarding the Flying Cloud Painting. Therefore, not many people knew.
Now that she suddenly took it out, everyone was naturally shocked.
Countless gazes landed on Chu Liuyue with different emotions.
In the God Residence Realm, even first-rate aristocratic families might not have a single holy weapon. Yet, Chu Liuyue alone had two of them!
How could this not cause one’s emotions to surge?
Chu Liuyue turned a blind eye to those gazes. She unfolded the Flying Cloud Painting, closed her eyes, and circulated the force in her body.
Hong hong hong!
The few bolts of lightning above seemed to have been summoned and descended one after another, heading straight for the Flying Cloud Painting!