The fire shield was still up and fully materialized in front of Zhou Yu’s palms, but the Fire-tipped Spear of Bai Yunfei had stabbed through it to hover menacingly at his throat.
The amount of strength Zhou Yu poured into his elemental defense was enough to stop even a low-heaven tier soul armament from piercing it. But in front of the Fire-tipped Spear, it was useless!
That was because of the +13 additional effect of the spear--the ability to ignore elemental defenses!!
Any last vestiges of color drained away from Zhou Yu’s eyes from where he stood. His back with slick with sweat, his throat itchy with the tip of the spear hovering menacingly over it.
Bai Yunfei’s Cataclysmic Seal was floating there just a meter to Zhou Yu’s right as well. In other words, even if he tried to evade, the Cataclysmic Seal would be there to attack him!
It was a simple but total defeat for him!
The bitter taste of defeat weighed heavily on his tongue. Zhou Yu was neither willing nor ready to give up, but he had to. Stuffing away his emotions, Zhou Yu canceled out the elemental shield in front of him.
A small smile appeared onto Bai Yunfei’s lips. With a twitch of his hand, the Fire-tipped Spear disappeared back into his ring along with the Cataclysmic Seal. “Instructor Zhou Yu, it’s my win.” He stated.
‘It’s my win’, Bai Yunfei had said. Not ‘you let me win’ as customarily said for etiquette.
Zhou Yu stiffened, his eyes focusing in on Bai Yunfei. His mouth opened as if to say something before thinking otherwise. He sighed. “Indeed. You win.” He relented at last.
Zhou Yu was a man who was more than willing to admit the reality of things without making excuses. But even admitting that he lost to Bai Yunfei was a hard thing to swallow, and the audience could all see that.
He said nothing else and went to pick up his Crimson Warblade. Storing it away, Zhou Yu saluted Bai Yunfei politely once before leaping into the air to disappear behind several buildings farther away.
All was silent as the audience watched Zhou Yu leap away. It was only when he was fully out of sight that they immediately exploded into furious discussion.
“Did….did I see that right?! Instructor Zhou Yu…..lost?!”
“And what was with that ending?! It’s over? Bai Yunfei won?!”
“What the hell happened?! That was instructor Zhou Yu’s strongest defense, how did that shield not do a thing against that spear?!”
“What kind of spear is that Bai Yunfei using?! Is it a mid-heaven tier soul armament?!”
“Bai Yunfei wasn’t even attacking for most of the match, did he really win in just one move? I’m floored, just how strong is he?!”
“He has….so many soul armaments! He didn’t even use a single soul skill in that battle--he just used soul armaments to defeat instructor Zhou Yu! Just how many soul armaments does he have!?”
“Soul armaments that can stop a low-heaven tier soul armament, and soul armaments that can overcome the defenses of a peak late-stage Soul Exalt….is that the strength of the crafting instructor…?”
“I can’t believe this….”
All of the students there were gasping and raving to each other about Bai Yunfei’s strength while the instructors and other strong ‘outsiders’ all grew silent. They were reevaluating Bai Yunfei’s skill in subdued shock. Naturally, their powers of observation was much better than the students, so they saw things the others couldn’t such as the fact that the floating soul armament besides Bai Yunfei hadn’t even fully revealed its full power. There were other things, such as the inexplicable reason why Zhou Yu had been disarmed or how Bai Yunfei’s soulforce suddenly depleted by almost a half when he stabbed through Zhou Yu’s shield….
Uncaring for the gossip the audience were discussing about him, Bai Yunfei looked around the audience for a moment before looking to the giant building that was his classroom. “Where are the students to my class? Step forward.”
All discussion came to an abrupt stop when he spoke, the eyes of everyone there looking to the small group of students standing closest to the classroom.
Those same students gave a start when addressed. Looking at one another, the group stepped forward.
There were four males and three females; each one of them looked no older than twenty-seven and no younger than twenty.
The younger ones of the students looked to Bai Yunfei with admiration and those older were far more dignified with their glances, but they were filled with respect for him as well.
Only one of the seven had an expression that was rather unexpected. That person was looking at Bai Yunfei with a look of….hostility?!
When Bai Yunfei saw just who it was, his eyes widened by a fraction, “You?!”
It was a young woman who looked to be around the age of twenty-five. She wore a bright-red robe that accentuated her stunning body and had hair that went down all the way to her waist. Her snowy-white skin and ovallish face were both of great quality that any man would say to be the ‘standard’ of excellent beauty.
Bai Yunfei had seen this person before--back on his first day here, this was the person that caused him so much trouble. The granddaughter of Mo Huangkong, Mo Wanxia!!
She...she was one of his new students?!
His look of shock seemed to have pleased Mo Wanxia, as her lips curled slightly upwards. Without backing down, she spoke, “That’s right, it’s me! ‘Teacher Bai’, I will be your student from now on. I hope to see just what kind of amazing crafting you’ll be teaching us.”
“Er…..” Bai Yunfei was still in disbelief. Was she not pleased with him? How strange…..
But now wasn’t the time to think about that. Looking at the other six, Bai Yunfei paid a good look at each student before speaking to them. “I know you are all geniuses among your peers in cultivation in order to even be chosen for the class, and that much alone shows just how much the chairman believes in you. But allow me to say to you all right now, the path of crafting requires talent as well, talent that is unrelated to your talent in cultivation. I have decided today to craft a soul armament in front of you to the best of my ability, that way, I will prove to you I am qualified to teach.
“You will, of course, not only just be watching. As a part of your first class today, I will be requiring you all to write down the most important or fundamental understandings you have about the art of crafting after you go home today….Think this as your first assignment. You will write down your thoughts and turn it in to me the next time we meet for classes.”
The seven students weren’t the only ones stunned by his words, everyone else was too!
Bai Yunfei had been very straightforward with his words, it was just that what he was saying was completely unexpected.
Before he even asked just who his students were, Bai Yunfei was already assigning ‘homework’ for the students after he crafts a soul armament?!