But, he must have had an exceptional character to be able to become the education director. After a few moments of depression, he quickly recovered and even showed the hint of a helpless smile.
“I must say, you are all exceptional. You even embarrassed me today. I underestimated the power of your Spirit Fusion Abilities. It can’t be blamed on others. I won’t even charge you guys for seeing my bare back.”
With these words, laughter rang out from the observation deck. With Du Weilun’s charisma, a simple sentence had already dissipated his awkwardness. He even joked about himself. The other teachers were secretly admiring him as they wondered whether they could have solved this situation as perfectly as Director Du Weilun.
Du Weilun continued, “I know that if I do not clarify, you will all have suspicions. First, I want to affirm what I said before. I did not make any mistakes. The final champions are Wang Dong, Xiao Xiao and Huo Yuhao. Their shocking performance gave them victory in the finals of this freshman competition and they are fully worthy of being the champions.”
He repeated his previous announcement of winners. The faces on Dai Huabin’s trio turned even more ugly.
Du Weilun said, “You all saw the previous situation. As a teacher, I need to prevent any damages on these outstanding freshmen. Both sides were using Spirit Fusion Abilities. If we were only to watch using our eyes, I doubt even the two deans could have determined the true winners. So, I had to experience them myself. I understand that you all saw me being injured by Dai Huabin and Zhu Lu’s Nether White Tiger and thought they won. However, I want to ask you all. As a Spirit Douluo, could my defense be so weak? Even if they were using a Spirit Fusion Ability, they are still only a three ring Spirit Elder and a two ring Spirit Grandmaster. If they could directly damage me, even while I had already activated my Spirit Power to protect myself, then I might as well resign from the position of director.”
The anger in Dai Huabin’s eyes started calming down after hearing these words. Right! Du Weilun’s words are not wrong. As a powerful eight ring Spirit Douluo, how could my Spirit Fusion Ability with Zhu Lu hurt him? This really is a bit unbelievable.
Du Weilun continued, “By now, I think you have all realized the answer. Yes, the Nether White Tiger could hurt me because I had just directly faced another Spirit Ability. Wang Dong, Huo Yuhao, I still don’t know the name of your Fusion Ability. After receiving your Battle Spirit Fusion Ability directly, I think I have the qualifications to know?”
Wang Dong smiled and responded, “Teacher Du, you are the first to endure our Battle Spirit Fusion Ability. This is also the first time we used it in battle after succeeding in our experiments.”
Du Weilun looked at him with surprise, “I feel honored. Then, can I know its name now?”
Wang Dong nodded, “Of course. Yuhao, you tell him.”
Huo Yuhao looked at Dai Huabin, then said with a calm voice, “Our Battle Spirit Fusion Ability is called: Withering in Brilliance, Road of Gold.” (TL: I refer to this as Golden Road and it was previously translated as Fading in Radiance. I like the previous translation more, but this current one is more accurate.)
Du Weilun’s gaze fell to the ground and shock flashed across his eyes. On the ground of the examination area, a thirty meter long, half a meter deep gully was still glowing with a golden luster. Under the sunlight, it flickered with radiance.
The teachers on the observation deck were only concerned with the winners of the match before. Only after Huo Yuhao stated the name did they notice the dazzling road of gold. This road of gold continued directly toward Du Weilun’s position until it stopped.
Du Weilun slightly nodded, “I have to say, your Spirit Fusion Ability is one of the most unique I had ever seen. To use this kind of power with your cultivation is already beyond my understanding of Battle Spirit Fusion Abilities. I believe that the extent of your Battle Spirit Fusion must be very high.”
Speaking to this point, he turned toward Dai Huabin’s trio once again, “The reason your Nether White Tiger was able to injure me only had a single reason. It was because I was hit by their Golden Road before your attack had reached me. The effects of a Battle Spirit Fusion ability is a Spirit Master’s secret, so this is all I can say about it. The two deans were also present. I believe they had already determined which was the more powerful skill after feeling changes in Spirit Power as the skills collided against me.”
“Your Nether White Tiger was powerful. In that situation, if you guys were able to dodge a direct attack from their Golden Road, then you would have won. But, after you guys were affected by Xiao Xiao’s Spirit Ability, you were slowed down. Which is to say, there was no way for you to dodge. In this circumstance, you would have lost for sure if you were hit by Golden Road. That’s enough. It is all I can say for now. The Freshman Examination is now completely finished. We will hold the freshman ceremony tomorrow morning and distribute rewards to the top three teams as well as redistributing freshmen classes.”
“Win without pride, lose without bitterness. This is essential for improvement. You guys are the most outstanding in the freshmen class. I don’t want this one match to affect your future developments. Okay, let’s stop here.”
With these words, Du Weilun turned and quickly left the examination area.
Dai Huabin swayed a little. Only with Zhu Lu’s support did he avoid falling. His usually stubborn and proud attitudes were completely gone from his face. Replacing them were disbelief and a powerful resentment.
I lost. I actually lost. I lost to opponents who are far below me in cultivation. How could this happen? How could this have happened?
Huo Yuhao’s eyesight was extremely good and could clearly see all the changes in Dai Huabin’s expressions. A hard to describe happiness immediately rose in his heart. He suddenly realized that attacking Dai Huabin’s pride was the best way to get his revenge.
“We are the champions.’
Xiao Xiao and Wang Dong exploded in celebration. They grabbed Huo Yuhao at the same time and flung him into the sky as he yelped in shock.
Three people, one team. They finally became the champions of the Freshman Examination in the end. Who was the true core? Xiao Xiao and Wang Dong were both clear on that.
Undoubtedly, Wang Dong and Xiao Xiao performed well in match after match and were able to fully demonstrate their powerful potentials that won every teacher’s attention. However, without Huo Yuhao’s Mental Detection, Soul Assault, understanding of the battlefield and timing, without Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong’s Spirit Fusion Ability, could they really have come so far?