Ye Canshang subconsciously ordered his Skeleton to block his body.
A pair of thick skeletal palms clawed towards Wang Qiu'er's fist.
Dodge? Was that even Wang Qiu'er's style? Dream on!
Boom! Her fist crashed against the skeletal claws. The Skeleton wanted to shut its claws, but it couldn't do so. Cracks started to appear on its hands, and extended from the finger joints down towards the wrist.
Wang Qiu'er made a half turn in the air, and her right leg chopped down like a whip.
"She can't be so quick!" Ye Canshang almost spat out blood. His Skeleton wasn't something that he summoned, but his martial soul! Since his martial soul was injured, he also suffered from the backlash.
He didn't even manage to retrieve a soul cannon before Wang Qiu'er's leg came crashing down.
This time, Ye Canshang learned from his earlier mistake, and quickly retracted his martial soul. The broken right hand of his Skeleton disappeared.
Wang Qiu'er's leg struck nothing, but it generated a gust of wind. This gust of wind seemed like a raging tornado in a mountain valley on a chilly winter night.
Ye Canshang's shirt was drenched with cold sweat in just a short span of time.
Even as her leg struck nothing, Wang Qiu'er didn't retract her power. She directly struck the ground, and used the momentum to bounce back up. She aimed her left knee toward Ye Canshang's chest.
Ye Canshang was so depressed right now that he wanted to die. He was a soul engineer. It was a bad thing to be so close to a soul master! Moreover, his opponent was Wang Qiu'er! He wanted to scream and beg her to give him a chance!
Would she do so?
Yes... but in his next life.
A layer of golden light rose from his body as he used his Invincible Barrier to protect himself.
Bang! The golden light from the Invincible Barrier undulated slightly, and Ye Canshang was scared pale. Was she really going to destroy his Invincible Barrier, too?
Beneath the stage, Xiao Hongchen was already so furious that he had stood up. He could tell that Ye Canshang had been completely suppressed, including his fighting spirit. He no longer had any chance of victory.
Ye Canshang was still struggling to stay in the fight, however. He quickly unleashed his Skeleton again. Although it was without one hand, it was still equipped with its soul tools.
As he released his martial soul, and it prepared its soul tools in turn, Wang Qiu'er was attacking the Invincible Barrier like she was pounding a sandbag.
The Invincible Barrier wasn't completely invincible, as it depleted his soul power. It was very useful if he wanted to save his own life, but it wasn't as good as a protective barrier for defensive purposes. It definitely wasn't the best choice for him to use it immediately the moment he fought Wang Qiu'er.
He unleashed his first soul cannon. Ye Canshang chose the most explosive, high-powered cannon shell. He only had one goal, to force Wang Qiu'er away so that he could have some space to demonstrate his abilities! He was on the brink of tears as he felt his soul power depleting. However, what could he do? He could only try his best to deplete her soul power as well.
A ball of intense golden light was emitted from Wang Qiu'er's body. After that, the high-powered cannon shell blew apart.
She blew apart the cannon shell with her fist.
It exploded very close to her, and she was indeed forced back. However, the explosive force also affected the Invincible Barrier!
Ye Canshang felt his soul power dropping again. After that, he saw Wang Qiu'er returning. Furthermore, the effect of his Invincible Barrier was about to end.
This time, he saw another streak of golden light in Wang Qiu'er's hand. Following this, the streak of golden light pierced through the Invincible Barrier.
The golden light caused the barrier to be destroyed, and Ye Canshang felt his soul power expended completely.
Zheng Zhan was monitoring their fight. Just as the Invincible Barrier was destroyed, he was already in front of the two of them.
From the bottom of his heart, he greatly admired Wang Qiu'er's violent fighting style. Brilliant! She completely disoriented her opponent the moment she struck. It was a pity that her opponent represented the Sun Moon Empire.
There was likely to be a team fight after this. As the referee, he had to do his best to prevent any bloodshed.
He struck his palm against the golden light, but he didn't use too much force. After all, he was a Titled Douluo, and couldn't overly affect the proceedings. If he depleted Wang Qiu'er's abilities too much, it would be very unfair to Shrek's team.
However, he quickly retracted his hand when his palm contacted the Golden Dragon Spear. He was horrified!
He felt the flesh on his palm dissolving when he touched the spear. Although he used his soul power to stop this feeling, he was still stunned.
His palm was still effective. After all, the spear was struck by the palm of a Titled Douluo. However, it still managed to pierce through Ye Canshang's shoulder.
When Ye Canshang saw Zheng Zhan, he felt very relieved. Referee, you came at the right time!
However, his entire body stiffened when the spear stabbed through his shoulder. His soul power was completely depleted after he had suffered Wang Qiu'er's series of attacks. He didn't have any excess soul power to resist the power of the Golden Dragon Spear.
By the time Zheng Zhan reacted and pulled Ye Canshang away, his entire chest cavity had already caved in. There wasn't a drop of blood on the spear, but golden lights kept on surging towards Wang Qiu'er.
Devouring! The Life Devouring of the Golden Dragon Spear.
The life power that she drained replenished her body. Although it didn't really help to restore her soul power, it was very effective at restoring her energy. Throughout the entire fight, Wang Qiu'er had relied on her Ultimate Strength!
"You…" Zheng Zhan glared furiously at Wang Qiu'er. However, Wang Qiu'er didn't even look at him. She turned around and walked towards the center of the stage.
Everyone from the Sun Moon team stood up.
Someone had just died again. Ye Canshang's abilities weren't ordinary! However, he was only able to release a single high-power cannon shell.
Meng Hongchen jumped onto the stage. They couldn't be depleted any further. Otherwise, they were going to be like the Tang Sect, with insufficient members to compete. If that happened, how were they going to fight in the team round?
Meng Hongchen was about to become the second competing member of the Sun Moon team.
The Hongchen Siblings had already planned it out. Ye Canshang would be the first to compete, and he would test their opponent's abilities. If the opponent was too strong, Meng Hongchen would be the next to fight. They couldn't allow their opponents to deplete them any further.
Meng Hongchen turned tense as she looked at Wang Qiu'er. It was evident that she had also been holding back in the earlier rounds. Otherwise, she couldn't possibly defeat an elite Class 5 soul engineer of the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy in such a short span of time, even if she was a six-ringed Soul Emperor.
Wang Qiu'er's gaze was still as sharp as ever. It wasn't any different from before. Her face wasn't red, and she wasn't panting. It looked like she hadn't fought at all. She grabbed the center of her Golden Dragon Spear, the tip of it pointed diagonally towards the ground. She was so icy calm that she seemed like a statue.
This was the Golden Dragon Lady in her peak state! Her terrifying explosiveness had once defeated Ji Juechen in one strike. How strong was she? Without having any understanding of her, it wasn't possible for Ye Canshang to resist her attacks. Even as Zheng Zhan intervened, he still died under the hands of the Golden Dragon Spear.
Huo Yuhao revealed an icy, divine light in his eyes. He folded his hands in front of his chest as he watched the fight. He knew that his guess was right.
The individual elimination round was a great opportunity for every member of the team to demonstrate his or her abilities. However, the individual elimination round couldn't decide the final outcome unless one team could defeat all seven members of the other team with at most two members. More often than not, the individual elimination round was used to deplete the opponents' abilities so as to gain an advantage in the team round.
When Huo Yuhao saw Wang Qiu'er picking Lan Susu and Lan Luoluo to enter the waiting area, he knew that Wang Qiu'er was completely aware that she couldn't defeat the entire Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy on her own. Their only chance was in the team round.
Huo Yuhao's guess was verified. Why did Wang Qiu'er go first? If she managed to beat three consecutive opponents, she had the right to ask for the team round to start and give up on the rest of the individual fights. With her dominant abilities, she could deplete her opponents' abilities yet conserve her own fighting strength. In this way, Shrek's team would have a greater chance of winning, since they had Dai Huabin and Zhu Lu, as well as the Lan sisters, who all possessed martial soul fusion skills.
This was undoubtedly the best strategy. Huo Yuhao couldn't think of a better strategy for Shrek's team. However, Wang Qiu'er had to take on a lot of pressure if they used such a strategy. Not only did she have to fight three people in one shot, but she still had to lead the entire team in the team round. From the start until the end, she would be under a lot of pressure. Could she handle it?
The Sun Moon team didn't repeat their mistakes against the Tang Sect. They sent Meng Hongchen in the second individual elimination round. This individual round might have a great impact on the entire tournament. Everyone from the Tang Sect sat up straight and silently waited for this fight to begin.
Not only did Wang Qiu'er have to defeat Meng Hongchen, but she had to defeat her completely. It wouldn't be easy.