Scorching dragon flames were unleashed by her first soul ring ability Dragonfire. Dragonfury was also unleashed at the same time. This caused Wu Feng to look like a ferociously burning piece of coal.
Huo Yuhao was expressionless as he went to face Wu Feng's charge head on. His right hand slapped forward quickly; it was still the Ice Empress' Pincer.
The seemingly simple palm strike of his developed countless changes. While Wu Feng was impulsive, she wasn't weak. She was just like a weaker version of Ma Xiaotao. Her intelligence wasn't low even though she seemed very reckless. However, to her horror, she found out that she couldn't dodge Huo Yuhao's palm strike no matter how many transformations she underwent. She clenched her fists and punched them out towards Huo Yuhao's right palm.
Something weird happened at this moment. Huo Yuhao's right palm suddenly disappeared, and Wu Feng's fists hit nothing but air. After she expended all her strength, Huo Yuhao's right palm seemed to re-appear illusively and strike her fists.
The sound that rang out suddenly seemed as if burning coal had been thrown into a basin of ice water. Steam rose up, while the red light on Wu Feng's body dissipated at a shocking speed. She couldn't use her third soul skill now even though she wanted to.
A streak of golden light flashed and hit her from the side, and she was sent flying. This second consecutive strike was unleashed by Wang Dong. Wu Feng and Dai Huabin were tackled in different manners, and this was only a competition after all. That's why his Guillotine Wing didn't land on Wu Feng.
Huo Yuhao twisted his head suddenly, and the purplish-golden radiance in his eyes shone extremely brightly. A seemingly tangible ray of light flashed in his pupils before disappearing. Zhu Lu screamed in horror and instantly collapsed to the ground not far from Huo Yuhao. Fresh blood flowed from her mouth and nose.
Dai Huabin's hopes of forcefully unleashing the Netherworld Tiger with her were dashed. Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Shock stopped that from happening. Zhu Lu had no chance of resisting Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Shock with her Rank 29 cultivation.
Huo Yuhao's gaze turned to Xie Huanyue, who had burst out of the Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron's trap. He asked with the expression in his eyes, "Do you still want to continue?"
As he looked at Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong, Xie Huanyue swallowed his saliva with difficulty and laughed bitterly while shaking his head.
What was there to continue?
Behind Huo Yuhao, Zhou Sichen had been watching fiercely, but had yet to make his move. Both Dai Huabin and Wu Feng were three-ringed Soul Elders, but they were taken down before they even had the opportunity to unleash their second strike towards Huo Yuhao. While Xie Huanyue thought highly of himself, he didn't think he was stronger than Dai Huabin.
Huo Yuhao seemed to have become a new person after disappearing for a few months. He seemed to be completely beyond their age level. Xie Huanyue had still believed that they were evenly matched, but the competition ended so quickly.
Mu Jin was in a daze upon seeing what had happened. Huo Yuhao displayed not just his abilities, but also his calmness and composure. Even as a teacher, she was petrified when she saw Huo Yuhao's gaze as he fought.
It was a look that was filled with wisdom and farsightedness. It was as if everything was under his control. This match was also entirely under his control. Class 2 didn't even have a chance from start till end. Class 1's 7 members held an advantage over the weaker Class 2's 7 members throughout the competition. Dai Huabin didn't even manage to block one attack by Huo Yuhao in the process.
Dai Huabin's soul power had reached Rank 39, and his White Tiger also added sufficient enhancements to his body. But his White Tiger couldn't overcome the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion no matter how strong it was.
The Ice Empress' Pincer was a pure strength-type soul skill that was supplemented by other elements. After Huo Yuhao's body was enhanced by the ten thousand year Whale Rubber, Life Gold and other treasures, he was no longer inferior to Dai Huabin. More importantly, there was a Wang Dong behind Huo Yuhao.
Wang Dong's soul power had reached Rank 36, and wasn't far off from Dai Huabin's. Huo Yuhao was also Rank 30 himself. The combination of their Haodong Power was immensely strong. Even a four-ringed Soul Elder wouldn't have it easy against Huo Yuhao's Ice Empress' Pincer. But Dai Huabin regarded himself so highly that he believed his arm could resist Huo Yuhao's Ice Empress' Pincer. In short, he was seeking death.
The competition ended even faster than Huo Yuhao had expected. He looked at Wang Dong before turning to Xiao Xiao, who had put her Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron and the Ninephoenix Worshipping Flute away. The three of them felt that this competition was too simple. It ended before they had unleashed their full powers. Their opponents were even the elites among those in their same grade.
The more it was like this, the better they understood the benefits of participating in the Continental Advanced Soul Master Academy Soul Dueling Tournament, as well as the influence and change the closed-door cultivation had on them by enabling them to find their own paths.
Zhou Sichen, Cao Jinxuan and the Lan sisters didn't look excited now. They were more stunned. As the four of them looked at one another before turning to Huo Yuhao, it wasn't just friendship that was revealed in their eyes. There was even a tinge of admiration.
Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Detection Sharing had had a magical effect on how they were dispatched. They just needed to unleash their soul skills and follow the rhythm and speed that Huo Yuhao provided them.
Cao Jinxuan was extremely awed, as he was a control-type soul master himself. This was true control! It wasn't just about controlling one's opponents; it was about controlling one's teammates too. With such a godlike team leader, he was even confident in fighting others above his level.
The Lan sisters let go of the Hairnet after Huo Yuhao gestured for them to do so and released Huang Chutian, Cui Yajie and Long Xiangyue.
Zhou Yi came beside Huo Yuhao and looked at the distant Mu Jin, who was in a daze. She wasn't excited, but proud. How could she not be proud with such a disciple?
"Teacher Mu, I hope that you and your students will take care of our level's hygiene in the future. If your students can't take it, don't bother challenging my class to a competition anymore."
After she finished speaking, Teacher Zhou turned around, lifted her head and walked away proudly, whereas Mu Jin turned pale.
Huo Yuhao revealed a slight smile on his face. He actually liked Teacher Zhou in this manner. Zhou Yi guided him with this temperament and strictness of hers. He could sense the passion behind her strictness. Although she was harsh on her own students, she was also very protective of them. Those who truly knew her wouldn't forget her.
It wasn't just Zhou Yi who walked out of the Soul Dueling Area with her head held high. The students from the entire Class 1 also did the same. They were all feeling exalted!
They didn't just win this competition. They won it beautifully. That exhilarating feeling made the students from Class 1 tempted to rush into the venue and battle alongside their classmates.
In a dark corner of the stands, the teaching director, Du Weilun, was in a daze.
"Does he really only have two rings? Dean? Why do I not recognize this Huo Yuhao anymore?"
Yan Shaozhe revealed a smile on his face. "It's not just you who's surprised. Even the teachers are awed by his abilities. More importantly, this kid doesn't just possess talent. His desire to pursue self-improvement is even more outstanding. He will become a leading figure of the younger generation if given another 3 to 5 years. I don't think he even used half of his powers when he teamed up with Wang Dong earlier."
Du Weilun was in awe. "Fortunately, you fought for him. Otherwise, such a talent would have been taken by the Soul Tool Department…"
Yan Shaozhe interrupted him with a sigh. "I owe the Soul Tool Department a favor because of this. From this year onward, we shall allow the Soul Tool Department to choose our third-grade students and above once they pass the advancement examinations. This is provided the students are willing to go to the Soul Tool Department. We'll grant them permission to leave as long as they're willing to."
Du Weilin was shocked. "Dean, we'll lose many talents!"
Yan Shaozhe sighed and said, "Teacher is right. I'm not generous enough with my actions. I've also figured things out during this period of time. The Martial Soul and Soul Tool departments are a family. In addition, I have to admit that I agree that the situation of the world of soul masters is going to change as soul tools develop after I heard Wang Yan's detailed description and analysis of the tournament. If we continue to remain deluded, we'll be surpassed one day. It's time to change things."
Du Weilun still seemed a little lost. Yan Shaozhe patted his shoulder and said, "Just follow my instructions. Go and find Wang Yan and see what he has to say. You'll understand what I'm doing after that."
Wang Yan had remained cooped up in the inner courtyard after he led the team back from the tournament. He only proceeded to the Library of the Sea God's Pavilion. He was like a thirsty sponge that kept on absorbing the knowledge that he had yearned for in the past.
As they were conversing, a weird voice suddenly sounded. "Little Xuan, come out now."
This voice didn't seem very loud, but it echoed in one's ears. It was as if a clap of thunder had sounded in one's head. More frighteningly, this voice engulfed the entire Shrek Academy. These simple few words seemed to cause the atmosphere around Shrek Academy to turn gloomy.
Yan Shaozhe's expression changed greatly, and he said in a deep voice, "This is not good. There's a powerful enemy coming. Weilun, instruct all students to remain in their classrooms. I shall make a move first." As he spoke, Yan Shaozhe shook his body and shot out quickly from where he was. He didn't advance towards the direction where the voice came from, but went straight for Huo Yuhao, who was in the Soul Dueling Area.
Fortunately, Huo Yuhao had only just left the area. He was also startled as he heard this sudden voice. The weird voice caused his Spiritual Sea to shake. He said in shock, "Very strong spiritual power. Who is this? He's here to find Elder Xuan?"
Wang Dong's expression also changed greatly, but a layer of golden light flashed slightly from the depths of his eyes.
The rest of the students were more horrified compared to the two of them. They turned pale, and those with lower cultivations were even shaking.
"Yuhao, be careful. The owner of this voice is of the same level as the elder in the Sea God's Pavilion." Skydream Iceworm's voice was very stern. It wasn't just him. The Ice Empress and Electrolux seemed to have awakened too. Huo Yuhao could even feel a slight tension in his Spiritual Sea.
At this point, a gentle white light surfaced and covered Huo Yuhao, Wang Dong and Xiao Xiao.
"Don't resist. I'll bring the three of you to the Sea God's Island." Yan Shaozhe's voice rang in their ears. In the next moment, they felt as if they were flying among the clouds. It was all white around them. Zhou Yi and the Class 1 students who were around them only sensed a white light flashing before noticing that the three of them had disappeared. Only Zhou Yi was informed by Yan Shaozhe.
"Everyone, don't panic," she said hurriedly, "follow me back to the classroom immediately."
Where was the safest place in Shrek Academy? It had to be the Sea God's Pavilion.
"Old freak Du, it's you?" Elder Xuan's sonorous voice resonated above Shrek Academy at this point. A streak of bright, yellow light shot into the sky. That blinding radiance instantly covered the entire academy. In addition, a wave of immense aura came from within the academy. It shot into the sky like waves of billowing air.
"What a Shrek Academy. Are you going to bully us because we're outnumbered by you? Let's compete then." Intense light and flame shot into the sky outside Shrek Academy. There were more than 20 beams of light within the flames, which didn't dissipate as they shot into the sky. They were led by a dark green beam of light that was extremely thick. This beam of light was large enough to almost cover the rest of the beams behind it.
Elder Xuan stood in the air above Sea God's Island. He continued to take a sip of wine and said coldly, "What? Old freak Du, are you planning to wage a battle against Shrek Academy?"
A figure slowly appeared from within the dark green beam of light.
It was a huge old man. His dark green hair flowed freely behind his back. But the funny thing was that he didn't have hair on top of his head. He was bald.
This elder's complexion was red and smooth like a baby's. He didn't have many wrinkles either. The only way one could tell his age was through the look in his dark green eyes - they seemed as if he had experienced the vicissitudes of life.
The twenty-or-so beams of light behind this elder lined up and gradually revealed the figures within them. They took different shapes and sizes, but they were undoubtedly all top-ranked individuals since they could float in mid-air with their own cultivations.