After another fifteen minutes, Huo Yuhao leaped up energetically and nodded his head at Xuan Ziwen. He was signaling that he was ready to continue.
Xuan Ziwen couldn't help but wish that there was a metal that was as resistant as Huo Yuhao after he saw how energetic and competitive Huo Yuhao was.
The third Class 6 soul engineer appeared. He was a male soul engineer, and appeared to be around twenty-five or twenty-six years old. His long, black hair was tied behind his head. He also seemed a little pale, but was extremely charming. However, his eyes lacked energy, and even his movements felt very slow and lethargic.
Among all the guys that Huo Yuhao had ever met, only Wang Dong could match him in terms of looks. However, Wang Dong's beauty carried a sense of tenderness, while this guy's beauty was built on his aloofness. Huo Yuhao couldn't sense any emotions from this guy.
He held a short-sword in his hand that was around four inches in length. The sword was entirely black, and had a simple pattern. Nothing seemed very special about it. It even slightly resembled a rod used to control a stove fire.
However, Huo Yuhao's got goosebumps when he first saw him. Jing Ziyan already posed a danger to him, but this guy appeared to be even more dangerous than her.
Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Detection was still activated , but it seemed to lose its effect on this guy. He couldn't even sense this guy's soul power.
"Ji Juechen." Jing Ziyan's introduction was already extremely concise. But his introduction was even more so.
"Huo Yuhao." Huo Yuhao nodded his head as he looked at him.
But Huo Yuhao was surprised when Ji Juechen suddenly said, "I signed up at the last minute because of your fist. I found something that I've been looking for in your fist. Please allow me to sense it. Thanks."
As he spoke, he held his sword with both hands and slowly bowed towards Huo Yuhao. His eyes started to emit a bright light that was filled with passion. Right now, it seemed like only the sword existed in his eyes.
Two yellow, two purple and two black soul rings rose from his feet.
When Huo Yuhao saw the look in his eyes, he only had one thought - this guy is crazy. However, his expression turned extremely serious in the next moment. Sometimes, a madman was scarier than ordinary people.
"Can you wait an hour for me?" Huo Yuhao asked.
Ji Juechen's eyes were already focused on his sword, but he shouted, "Please!"
Huo Yuhao sat cross-legged and straightened his body. He entered his meditative state once again.
Neither of them were speaking softly. Those with sensitive hearing could listen in on their conversation. Although Xuan Ziwen was the referee, he didn't speak as he stood to one side. He also thought that Ji Juechen was a madman. Even the academy and the Illustrious Virtue Hall's students thought the same way.
Ji Juechen was an anomaly in the Illustrious Virtue Hall. Firstly, he wasn't a soul engineer. But neither was he purely a soul master. However, he was the chief disciple in the Active Control Soul Tool Department.
His martial soul was a Sword. But it was just an ordinary sword that didn't possess any powerful capabilities. His innate soul power was only Rank 3, and he could barely cultivate.
However, he fell in love with his sword after his martial soul awakened when he was six. There was nothing except his sword in his eyes. He unleashed his martial soul to cultivate tirelessly every day. No one knew how he managed to increase his soul power. When he was eight, his soul power reached Rank 10. He entered an area filled with soul beasts alone with his sword and only escaped three days later covered in blood. He obtained a hundred year soul ring from a soul beast that he had personally killed. He obtained a soul skill that helped to enhance his soul power like a soul engineer.
The average soul power of the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy's students was above that of Shrek. That was because most of them consumed all types of medicine to increase their soul power. This was extremely effective before they reached seven-ringed cultivations. But at least ninety-five percent of them couldn't reach seven rings because they consumed all these medicines. Reaching Class 5 or Class 6 was already very sufficient for these soul engineers.
However, Ji Juechen was different from everyone here. He didn't consume any medicine. He only remained here to challenge others, since there were many strong soul engineers in the academy.
His sword was a piece of Extraterrestrial Meteoric Steel. After obtaining it, he used his own methods to grind and shape this Extraterrestrial Meteoric Steel. After more than ten years, it finally developed the shape of a sword. Using external materials as one's weapon seemed to be the job of a soul engineer, but he did it anyway.
In the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy, he was definitely the odd one out. Jing Hongchen had given him special permission to enter the Illustrious Virtue Hall. As the chief disciple of the Active Control Soul Tool Department, he had the right to choose his opponents. However, he was only allowed one challenge every month, because Jing Hongchen didn't want the Illustrious Virtue Hall and the academy's daily operations to be disrupted
The students and even the teachers gave him a nickname because of his trait - Sword Fanatic! Sword Fanatic Ji Juechen.
No one was willing to interact with him in the academy. That was because he was very silent apart from the challenges he issued. He only cared about his sword. He would even talk to his sword at times. He only responded to those who challenged him.
He didn't come yesterday because such a sparring competition was meaningless to him. But Jing Ziyan was one of the few friends he had. Jing Ziyan had even defeated him before. She told him that there was a youth from Shrek Academy who was very strong and dragged him to watch today's competition. Indeed, she had lost. But Ji Juechen decided to sign up when he saw Huo Yuhao's fist strike.
This wasn't allowed. But Ji Juechen barged his way in. The fourth person who was supposed to compete didn't dare to resist when he saw the Extraterrestrial Meteoric Sword.
Ji Juechen also sat down and placed his sword across his legs. He pressed his hands on his sword before entering a meditative state too.
The two of them faced each other with a hundred and fifty meter gap between them. The entire Soul Tool Experimentation Area went silent.
A few in the spectators' stands who knew about Ji Juechen were even gloating. To them, a wicked person would always be afflicted by a similar personality. Ji Juechen was rumored to have defeated a Class 7 soul engineer! Huo Yuhao was in trouble as he faced Ji Juechen.
Jing Hongchen looked pensive. What did Ji Juechen mean when he referred to Huo Yuhao's fist?
As he shut his eyes, he recalled Huo Yuhao's frightening fist. He couldn't help but exclaim in his heart. No wonder he's the disciple of the Dragon Douluo Elder Mu! Although the Dragon Douluo has passed away, he left behind someone who could become an Ultimate Douluo. This young man is going to be something in the future. It's a pity he can't be of use to me. Without this exchange, our next encounters' going to be different.
Jing Hongchen's eyes flashed with a cold light as he thought till here. Shrek Academy's position on the continent was very prominent. Shrek Academy had played an important role during the war thousands of years ago. If not for their help at the critical moment, everything would be different now. While the Crown Prince was disabled, he was much more powerful than the other princes. Since he'd decided to aid the Crown Prince, he needed to do all he could to remove any obstacles.
"Jiayi, control the crowd." After sensing some commotion from the spectators, Jing Hongchen furrowed his brows.
Lin Jiayi quickly picked up the sound-amplifying soul tool and said, "Silence. Please give the competitors a quiet environment."
"This spar is likely to be very exciting. Teachers, please maintain order."
One hour wasn't short. A layer of white gas drifted from Huo Yuhao's body as he sat there. This white gas was formed from the Mysterious Heaven Technique.
Xuan Ziwen sensed a refreshing coldness from this white gas. He was also wondering who would win between Huo Yuhao and Ji Juechen. If their cultivations were similar, Huo Yuhao would likely be the victor. Huo Yuhao's twin martial souls gave him a huge advantage. Furthermore, he had demonstrated his immense close-combat abilities in the previous rounds. Xuan Ziwen had seen Ji Juechen's sword before, and was amazed by it. But it was different from the amazement he experienced when he watched Huo Yuhao. Ji Juechen wasn't flexible enough, as he only had his sword. He didn't even possess any long-range capabilities. The soul engineers who beaten him had tried their best to widen the gap with him. They used long-range soul tools to deplete his soul power before beating him. But only those who beat him in close-combat won his respect. For example, Jing Ziyan was one of them. She was once his target, but he lost to her eventually.