The gazes of many people had simultaneously descended onto Ye Lu.
"Ye Lu ought to be thinking of challenging that young man from the Darkstone Empire."
"I think so too… That young man is too young, after all. Even if his cultivation isn’t bad, the Concept he has comprehended ought to not be strong to any extent."
"Cultivation can be pushed up by spirit fruits… But Concept can only be raised by relying on one’s self."
The spectators discussed animatedly in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena.
Besides Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Long Yun who neither agreed nor disagreed when they heard these discussions, most of the people had similar thoughts.
Obviously, all of these people didn’t know of the existence of Concept Fragments.
If it was said that spirit fruits could push up a person’s cultivation, then Concept Fragments were similarly able to push up one’s comprehension of Concept.
"The other ninth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses are fine… But I’m not convinced of the strength of this person from the Darkstone Empire! I want to challenge him!" As expected, Ye Lu’s gaze passed through the sky and flashed past the group of young geniuses from the Darkstone Empire before finally locking onto Duan Ling Tian.
His eyes were filled with dense battle intent!
Because many people had already guessed Ye Lu’s decision earlier, they weren’t surprised by the outcome now.
Right at this moment, the old man’s gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian and he spoke slowly. "This young genius from the Darkstone Empire, please come over and battle this Ye Clan’s young genius in a battle of life and death!"
Duan Ling Tian didn’t say anything before directly leaving his seat and soaring into the sky, and in the blink of an eye, he’d arrived in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena to stand facing Ye Lu.
"Are you sure you want to challenge me?" Duan Ling Tian looked silently at Ye Lu before asking indifferently.
"What, you’re afraid?" Ye Lu started laughing.
"Afraid?" Ye Lu’s words caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to refrain from being stunned, and then he shook his head and laughed. "Perhaps there are many people in this world that can make the current me afraid of them, but you’re not amongst them."
"You’ll change your opinion soon." Ye Lu’s tone was clear and filled with confidence.
"Is that so?" Duan Ling Tian’s smile remained unchanging, yet suddenly, he restrained his smile, and his expression become exceedingly cold. "I’ll give you a chance… There’s still time for you to admit defeat now."
"What? Could it be that you’re arrogant to the point of thinking you can kill me?" Ye Lu laughed, and his laugher grew louder and louder as if he’d heard an extremely great joke.
"Looks like you have already made a decision." The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled up like lightning, and an evil arc hung there.
Earlier, when the old man had explained the rules of the second round of selections, he already had come to a decision in his heart.
No matter who it was, so long as they dared challenge him, then he would surely kill the person!
In this way, not only would he be able to empty out a position for Tian Wu and allow her to have a better chance of obtaining the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, he could also warn the others to make them not dare underestimate him.
"Stop trying to be deliberately mystifying! I won’t kill you today since you’re the son-in-law of Lord Wu Dao… But, I’ll still defeat you and deflate your arrogance!" Ye Lu shouted out with a grim voice, and the clothes he wore fluttered without the wind blowing on it.
At the same time, vast Origin Energy suffused Ye Lu’s body and enveloped him within, and he seemed as if he was within a ball of white colored flames.
Simultaneously, the energy of the heaven and earth roiled above Ye Lu to condense into 11 ancient horned dragon silhouettes that were vast and powerful.
It wasn’t just that, along with his Origin Energy, strands of blue colored energy leaped up within it, and another eight ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared in the sky.
"Eighth level Water Concept!" Instantly, many people present couldn’t help but exclaim with surprise.
Comprehending eighth level Water Concept at the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage didn’t just test one’s natural talent in the Martial Dao, it tested one’s comprehension even more…
As far as many people were concerned, Ye Lu’s ability of being able to attain such a state was extremely hard to come by.
"No wonder he dares challenge this young man from the Darkstone Empire, it turns out that he came prepared."
"Even though this young man is a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, but the Concept he has comprehended is probably not even at the seventh level… It’s very likely that he’ll lose."
"Looks like the Ye Clan is going to be in the limelight this time!"
Many people in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena were whispering in discussion.
Most people were filled with confidence towards Ye Lu as they didn’t think that this young man, Duan Ling Tian, would be able to compare with Ye Lu in terms of Concept comprehension.
After all, Duan Ling Tian was truly too young.
According to the thinking of ordinary people, they wouldn’t think that the Concept Duan Ling Tian comprehended was strong to any extent.
At the same time that Ye Lu utilized his Origin Energy and Water Concept, a spear appeared out of thin air within his hands.
The speak shook as Origin Energy swiftly fused into it and it was like a stone sinking into the ocean.
Instantly, another six ancient horned dragon silhouettes and 3,800 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared beside the existing 19 ancient horned dragon silhouettes in the sky above Ye Lu.
"Grade four spirit weapon!" Instantly, many spectators in the surroundings couldn’t refrain from exclaiming in surprise.
Of course, even more people weren’t surprised.
Perhaps with Ye Lu’s status in the Ye Clan, it wasn’t sufficient for him to possess a grade four spirit weapon, but it was the Dynasty Martial Competition today, and it was related to the face of the Ye Clan. Even if it was by way of lending, the Ye Clan would lend a grade four spirit weapon to Ye Lu.
No matter if Ye Lu won or lost today, it was related to the face and honor of the Ye Clan, so it was impossible no matter what for the Ye Clan to treat it casually.
"The strength of 25 ancient horned dragons and 3,800 ancient mammoths…" As he gazed at the phenomenon Ye Lu brought about from utilizing his entire strength, Duan Ling Tian had a calm gaze and stood on the spot without moving like a mountain, and it was as if his expression would remain unchanged even if Mt. Tai collapsed before him.
"Ye Lu is attacking with his full strength right off the bat… Looks like he doesn’t dare underestimate this young man from the Darkstone Empire either."
"On the stage that is the Dynasty Martial Competition, no one dares be careless! Once one is careless, it’s very likely that it would signify loss.
Under the gazes of the crowd of spectators in the Cage Battle Arena, Ye Lu attacked.
Ye Lu’s spear flashed out as if it had transformed into a bolt of lightning, and its speed was so swift that some spectators with low cultivations were even unable to see Ye Lu’s shadow, whereas, in the eyes of the spectators with strong cultivations, the current Ye Lu had flashed to arrive near the Darkstone Empire’s Duan Ling Tian in the blink of an eye.
"Water Dragon Destruction!" Suddenly, an explosive shout sounded out throughout the quiet Cage Battle Arena.
Under the gazes of everyone present, Ye Lu stopped moving as the spear in his hand shook, and then his roiling Origin Energy roared as it shot out with the eighth level Water Concept follow it like a shadow.
Ye Lu’s hand shook and the grade four spirit spear in his hand that was coiled with Origin Energy that contained Water Concept seemed to have transformed into a water dragon that pierced towards Duan Ling Tian.
Instantly, the exceedingly terrifying force on the tip of the spear pressed onto the sky to the point the airflow in the surroundings pulsed and emitted a wave of low sounds of exploding, and it was as if a water dragon was emitting a wave of dragon roars.
"Your martial skill isn’t bad… But unfortunately, you’re too weak." Right when many people broke out in cold sweat for Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian’s faint voice slowly resounded out and spread throughout the entire Cage Battle Arena.
Right when everyone couldn’t help but be stunned, they saw Duan Ling Tian move. He didn’t dodge but instead flashed out to intercept the grade four spirit spear Ye Lu pierced over that seemed like a water dragon leaving its cave.
"Is Duan Ling Tian courting death?" When they saw this scene, many people felt their scalps go numb and felt that Duan Ling Tian’s actions were no different than suicide.
The spear of another was flashing over with full fury, yet you’re using your body to intercept it?
Wasn’t this courting death?
Of course, the gazes of many people lit up and seemed to have seen through Duan Ling Tian’s intentions.
"Since you’re seeking death, then you can’t blame me!" When he saw that not only did Duan Ling Tian not dodge but instead moved to intercept him, Yu Lu revealed a frenzied expression as the spirit spear in his hand shook and the condensed energy on the tip of his speak instantly exploded out.
This was the high grade Earth Rank martial skill that he was executing, Water Dragon Destruction’s, trump card. It used condensed energy to transform into a water dragon, and at the instant it arrived close to the opponent, it would explode.
It utilized its formidable collision force and even explosive force to heavily injure and even annihilate the opponent in one go!
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At almost the exact same instant that the energy on the tip of Ye Lu’s spirit spear exploded out, many of the spectators in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena had subconsciously stood up.
"Duan Ling Tian…" There was no lack of people that knew Duan Ling Tian amongst them, like King Yong, Xiang Ying, and Su Li.
Of course, there were also some people like Feng Wu Dao, Elder Kong, and Zhang Shou Yong who knew Duan Ling Tian that still maintained their composure, and it was as if they were filled with confidence towards Duan Ling Tian.
"If he can’t even defeat Ye Lu, then this Duan Ling Tian doesn’t have the qualifications to by my opponent." The corners of the Second Prince, Bai He’s, mouth curled into a cold smile.
"Duan Ling Tian!" Zi Shang stared concentratedly at the scene before him, and he seemed as if he wasn’t willing to miss the slightest detail.
He wanted to see to what extent his enemy of the past had grown to.
Under the gazes of everyone present, at the instant the energy on the tip of the grade four spirit spear in Ye Lu’s hand exploded, Duan Ling Tian made a move.
People with deep cultivations were able to notice that with a raise of Duan Ling Tian’s hand, a violet colored sword light flashed by.
In the next moment, a jarring sound of weapons colliding resounded out abruptly, and it spread throughout the Cage Battle Arena, causing many spectators with low cultivations to flush red, and some even bled from their seven apertures and cried out loudly.
Subsequently, many people saw that Duan Ling Tian seemed to have appeared out of thin air behind Ye Lu.
Right when they were surprised and bewildered.
The grade four spirit spear in Ye Lu’s hand instantly slipped out and fell down to the Cage Battle Arena.
At the same time, those with discerning gazes were able to see fresh blood was dripping ceaselessly from the hand that Ye Lu held his spear with, and as it fell through the sky, it was dazzling and resplendent like numerous beautiful red roses.