The scorching sun with the blazing light and heat swept across half the sky. Finally, it landed on the Long Yuan Sword’s handle.
Countless rays of light landed, and the gigantic black sword’s body was instantly enveloped by the dazzling light.
Without the sun in the sky, the sky rapidly darkened.
The Long Yuan Sword instantly became the brightest existence in this land.
A spark of fire suddenly came out from the cracked ground, and terrifying heat started spreading along the Long Yuan Sword.
Following this, even more sparks started emerging from below, scorching and burning.
The surrounding temperature started to rise crazily.
“Quick! Let’s go!” Upon seeing this, Chou Ding immediately panicked and hurriedly retreated.
But the moment he moved back two steps, he felt a scorching pain.
He turned around and realized that his behind started burning at some point in time. The clothes behind him started burning immediately!
The frightening pain spread and made his five features contort.
Chou Ding hurriedly tore his clothes off, but his back was burned. More than ten blisters also formed on it.
Even though he couldn’t see his body’s condition, the pain was real.
He couldn’t care about the rest as he swiftly escaped as far as he could. If they want to continue waiting, they should just do it themselves! Perhaps they will wait until death before the Long Yuan Sword even comes!
He swiftly crushed the green copper pearl in his hand. The next moment, his body immediately disappeared from the ground.
Everything happened in one moment.
When Ning Jiaojiao and Yang Qin’er saw this, they were all stunned.
Nobody had expected that the Long Yuan Sword’s last bolt of lightning—which they had waited so long for—was actually so horrifying.
The two of them retreated without hesitation, but their gazes were still glued to the Long Yuan Sword.
The two of them exchanged glances, and they could see the circulating murderous intent in each other’s eyes.
Ning Jiaojiao laughed. “The Tianling God Realm’s skies are about to change. Yang Qin’er, are you not leaving?”
Yang Qin’er’s face no longer had the gentleness and shyness from before. She returned a smile, but this smile was much fiercer than before, and it made one’s heart turn cold. “You haven’t left yet, so why would I go? The Long Yuan Sword’s 81st bolt of lightning has already struck, and it’s about to choose its new owner. I’ve been practicing the sword since I was young, and I plan to enter the Purple Xiao Sword Sect to cultivate and specialize in swords. However, you don’t have any relation to the way of the sword. Do you think the Long Yuan Sword will choose you?”
Ning Jiaojiao felt something stuck in her heart. Before I came, I had never expected the Long Yuan Sword to awaken. But since I came in time for it, how can I just give up?
One could never be too careful.
“Yang Qin’er, there’s nothing you should be glad about. The Long Yuan Sword is a legendary weapon, and if it only wanted to choose a person that specialized in swords as its new owner, it would’ve chosen a long time ago! Why would it be your turn? Nobody knows who will die!” The moment Ning Jiaojiao said that, a spark of fire appeared below her feet again.
Ning Jiaojiao went on her toes and was about to fly. But the next moment, she shockingly realized that she couldn’t jump up into the sky anymore.
“How can this be?” she yelled as she hurriedly escaped.
Yang Qin’er also felt that something was amiss as her face drastically changed. If we can’t fly in the sky, we will burn in this fire sooner or later.
The two of them couldn’t care about arguing as they each avoided and hid uglily. However, increasingly more sparks appeared beneath their feet, so they couldn’t escape at all.
Yang Qin’er suddenly drew her sword, jumped up, and flew toward the sky.
By doing this, she finally avoided the endless fire.
Ning Jiaojiao watched on as she secretly clenched her teeth. She waved her sleeves, and a green barrier instantly appeared before her, completely enveloping her.
Who wasn’t prepared?!
They fought head and neck here, yet on the other end, Qiang Wanzhou didn’t move at all. He only moved back a small distance, but he was still looking at the heavenly pit.
Also, there were no defenses around him at all.
The sparks of fire kept burning in his surroundings, but he seemed like he was completely fine.
In actual fact, it wasn’t that he did not do anything. He was using his body’s harsh, cold air to block the fire’s invasion.
If one stood closer, one would see that there was always a thin layer of ice rapidly forming on his skin before melting.
This cycle kept continuing.
An average person couldn’t withstand the two extreme forces that kept intersecting and replacing one another, but this was nothing to Qiang Wanzhou.
The harsh, cold air had accumulated in his body for many years, and he was long used to it. To him, using the fire’s strength to melt away the harsh, cold air in his body gradually was actually a good thing.
In addition, Chu Liuyue had already used pills to train his body, so his tolerance toward fire had far exceeded that of an average person.
“This Qiang Wanzhou has a problem!” Ning Jiaojiao noticed Qiang Wanzhou’s actions as she muttered.
Compared to how disheveled she and Yang Qin’er looked, Qiang Wanzhou seemed too smooth.
An idea popped up in her mind, and she looked at Yang Qin’er.
Yang Qin’er instantly understood what she meant. Originally, she was reluctant to work with Ning Jiaojiao, but she was tempted when she saw Qiang Wanzhou’s calm and composed manner from the corner of her eye.
After hesitating slightly, she lightly nodded.
This way, the two of them had an agreement.
After a temporary pause, the two of them started rushing toward Qiang Wanzhou from different directions.
Qiang Wanzhou was focused on waiting for Chu Liuyue to come out. He could already feel her aura vaguely, but at this moment, he suddenly felt danger lurking nearby.
He suddenly looked up and saw the duo charging toward him.
Both Ning Jiaojiao and Yang Qin’er didn’t expect Qiang Wanzhou to be this sensitive, and they were both taken aback.
However, they didn’t know that Qiang Wanzhou had long developed animalistic alertness since he had lived in Nan Jiang since he was young. Thus, he caught them red-handed when they planned to take action.
The trio kept quiet silently.
A hypocritical smile appeared on Ning Jiaojiao’s face. “We want to discuss something with you—”
Qiang Wanzhou spoke coldly first. “You are joining hands to deal with me.”
It wasn’t a question but a declarative sentence.
Ning Jiaojiao’s face dropped.
The next moment, Yang Qin’er was the first to react.
A poisonous dart instantly flew out.
Qiang Wanzhou raised his hand, and his force quickly formed a longsword.
The poisonous dart struck the sword’s blade, and it was reflected outward, landing into a spark of fire.
In the blink of an eye, the poisonous dart directly melted.
Yang Qin’er’s hands trembled slightly. Qiang Wanzhou’s defense is accurate and harsh, and he is stronger than me.
On the other end, Ning Jiaojiao threw out a Xuan formation crystal.
A gigantic Xuan formation immediately appeared above Qiang Wanzhou’s head, completely enveloping him.
Ning Jiaojiao was just a stage-four Xuan Master on her own, but she had made sufficient preparations to win this Wan Zheng Competition.
A sixth-grade Xuan formation was engraved within the Xuan formation crystal. Even an intermediate stage-six warrior might not be able to escape from within, let alone Qiang Wanzhou—who had just broken through to become a stage-six warrior.
Qiang Wanzhou looked up at the Xuan formation, and the light reflected in his eyes like the stars dazzling in the sky.
His sharp chin tensed up, and it seemed like a thin layer of ice covered his white and almost transparent face.
Just when Ning Jiaojiao and Yang Qin’er thought that they were winning, a thunderous sword roar erupted from the Long Yuan Sword.