Chapter 922: Deciding Battle
“I am very curious.” General Hatchet Palace Master turned over and chuckled, “That Xing Huo Xun Yi has only that sort of strength after cultivating for 500 billion years. But now, how long has it been yet his illusory realm became so formidable. Is it because Xing Huo did not find a good teacher for his son in the past? For him to improve so much in such a short period, his comprehension ability must be high. But even if he did not have a good teacher, with sufficient comprehension ability, he should not be so weak even if he cultivated by himself… Elder Dong Bo, can you enlighten me?”
Monarch Xing Huo was just laughing by the side, “General Hatchet, you can only say that Elder Dong Bo is indeed the cultivator who has the highest attainment in the laws and profound mysteries Dao of Mirage in history! His understanding of the illusory realm is extremely amazing. Under his guidance, my son’s understanding of the illusory realm has soared! I am really grateful to Elder Dong Bo for him to dig out the potential of my son in this field. Haha, it is the right decision for me to come to this Star Convention!”
General Hatchet Palace Master was clearly asking Xue Ying, yet Monarch Xing Huo took the initiative to intervene.
But the other Primal Chaos giants were going along with it.
What a joke.
Heart Imitation Religious Master, General Hatchet Palace Master, Monarch Xing Huo… they were the strongest three present at the scene and stood at the limit of Primal Chaos realm. They could easily slaughter those at the seventh level Star Pagoda strength! And even when fighting against those at the eighth level Star Pagoda strength, they could utterly suppress them. Most would die after a few moves. Their statuses were comparable to a seventh level Star Pagoda Unity expert.
As a result, even the highly arrogant General Heaven Light and others did not cut in. They just smiled.
‘This Unity brat has actually gotten the favor of Monarch Xing Huo for him to protect this brat so much.’ Different conjectures were forming in General Heaven Light’s heart. He could feel that Monarch Xing Huo was genuinely grateful to Xue Ying, and how Monarch Xing Huo was filled with endless delight!
‘Is it really the case that the potential of Xing Huo Xun Yi is dug out by Dong Bo Xue Ying?’ General Heaven Light was filled with some disbelief.
Since Monarch Xing Huo had stated it, what could General Heaven Light do even if he did not believe in it?
Within the world of cultivators, it was ingrained in everyone’s bone that the strong was respected.
Other than Xue Ying who was at the Unity realm, the rest who were seated at the high platform watching the battle were Primal Chaos experts! But it was normal since Primal Chaos giants could easily reach the seventh level Star Pagoda strength after accumulating enough experiences. And in the five great sacred worlds and primal chaos void, there was not a single seventh level Star Pagoda Unity expert in this era!
Primal Chaos giants naturally looked down from a high position when facing a Unity expert. They could casually dispatch an incarnation that would be at the fifth or sixth level Star Pagoda strength. They could easily slaughter a large group of Unity experts.
They who were initially disdainful of Xue Ying due to his weak strength became disgusted with Xue Ying after his disgraceful action of selecting ‘Xing Huo Xun Yi’! Nevertheless, everything is different now!
Firstly, Xing Huo Xun Yi’s strength was terrifying. More importantly, he was very weak during the preliminary selections, and clearly, he had improved dramatically during this short period. The other four teachers of the convention did not select him because they did not know Xing Huo Xun Yi’s improvement would be so frightening. If they knew, General Hatchet Palace Master and the others would definitely select him.
Only Xue Ying knew about him, and chose him! Furthermore, he specialized in the illusory realm as well. They might not know how Xue Ying did it–how he made Xing Huo Xun Yi so formidable–but it sufficed to make them admire this Unity teacher of the convention.
Secondly and more importantly, they could feel that Monarch Xing Huo was really grateful and protective of Xue Ying. Just this point alone made deterred them from having contempt for Xue Ying.
The battle of the five groups ended really quickly. Two cultivators would move on from each group, adding up to a total of ten!
These 10 talented cultivators began their duels. Each of them would have to fight nine battles, and the top five cultivators would thus be determined!
At this moment…
Each battle was significant!
The 200 chosen from the Star Convention preliminary selections would not be considered as core members despite joining the six great holy grounds. They would at most be treated as ordinary disciples. Only the final ten would become the core and be nurtured with full efforts by the holy grounds.
The ripples from the battles fluctuated within the 50,000 kilometers long battle platform.
“Victory to Cang Qiong Tian Yun!”
Since everyone would fight nine battles, there would be a total of 45 battles. These battles were comparatively more exciting since everyone had high talent and comprehension abilities. Many of their techniques were quite profound, causing those spectators to watch with rapt excitement.
“Xing Huo Xun Yi, victory.”
Xing Huo Xun Yi stood on the battle platform. He did not move. As of now, he had won five battles.
His battles were the most brilliant of all since he would stand at his original position every single battle, and would simply unleash his illusory realm first! Even those who could resist against the illusory realm would be weakened from it. If he were to display the ‘World Prison’, with a total of six layers of World Prison descending and stacking up on the enemy, most opponents could not struggle out of this restriction and were easily forced out of the battle platform.
He had easily won all his five battles just like this.
“Such a terrifying illusory realm.”
“His restrictive techniques are more horrifying. Even those at the third level Star Pagoda strength could not struggle out from his restrictions.” Those talented cultivators who were not chosen watched the battle with incomparable shock.
“He was merely at the second level Star Pagoda strength 10,000 years in the past, yet in the blink of an eye, he became so formidable?”
“Elder Dong Bo is so amazing at teaching disciples?”
Those talented cultivators who felt Xue Ying was unfair in his selection previously, felt now that his methods of teaching were too unbelievable.
“I’ve gone seeking his help before, yet why did I not improve so much?”
“Who can you blame since you aren’t someone cultivating in the illusory realm?”
“Right, Elder Dong Bo specializes in the illusory realm most right? We aren’t experts in the illusory realm at all.”
“Are you all the son of Monarch Xing Huo? Why would Elder Dong Bo do his best when guiding you all?”
Many cultivators were discussing amongst each other.
Envy, jealousy, no matter what, they had to accept Xue Ying’s great foresight and his amazing capabilities of teaching disciples.
Xing Huo Xun Yi finally moved.
He was now facing someone called ‘Kang Yong’, a void lifeform expert. He displayed the second style of Xue Ying’s created absolute art, the ‘Mirage Annihilation’. He was even forced to unleash three consecutive Mirage Annihilation at the same time before heavily injuring Kang Yong, forcing the other party to admit defeat.
The 45 battles proceeded without stopping.
It was the final battle. The Star Convention had pre-arranged the battles long beforehand, deliberately placing the battle between ‘Cang Qiong Tian Yun’ and “Xing Huo Xun Yi’ as the final one. The two of them had won all their previous eight battles, and the victor of this battle would be the winner of all nine matches, and also unquestionably the first ranker in this Star Convention deciding battles.
Actually, the two of them would undoubtedly be placed in the top five and would definitely be nurtured as core members. Nevertheless, they were filled with fighting spirit.
“Hong~” Cang Qiong Tian Yu stood there. His body was muscular, and rolling black clouds moved around his body. Clearly, one could see how powerful his body was.
The young man Xing Huo Xun Yi stood on the other side of the battle platform. His aura was concealed, making him seem like an ordinary young man without threat. Suddenly, a layer of dimmed white light appeared from the surface of his body. This dimmed white light enveloped the entire battle platform within moments.
Heart Imitation Religious Master, General Hatchet Palace Master, Monarch Xing Huo, General Heaven Light, Five Luster Serpent Ancestor, Xue Ying and the others situated on the high platform were also paying close attention to this battle. They did not care much about those battles before this, but this final battle was the most important one in the entire Star Convention.