Chapter 97: The pinnacle of Lian Chengyu’s life
From Zhou Kang onwards, each demonstrator would jump off the white jade stage after finishing demonstrating their cultivation technique. They would then find any rock they didn’t like the look of and send a punch towards it, smashing it to piece as a demonstration of their strength. There were all types of rocks everywhere around the arena, from granite with normal hardness to black ironstone of extreme hardness!
The weaker ones would smash granite rocks, while the stronger ones would smash black ironstone. Some of the elites of the Tao tribal clan could fracture three-foot-wide black ironstone with one punch!
Although it was implied that it was not a test of the power of a fist technique when Zhang Tan mentioned that the lack of a uniform standard, the contestants were secretly competing amongst themselves. The target they attacked could express the limits of their strength
As the end of the line of participants was reached, the black ironstone sizes that were broken became larger, making it more competitive!
This aroused the crowd to cheer as they shouted with excitement.
“Next, Lian Chengyu!”
Zhang Tan shouted again. It was finally Lian Chengyu’s turn!
“Young Master Lian is sure to win!”
“Young Master will live for many generations, he will unify the wilderness!”
When Lian Chengyu came to the stage, the members of the warrior preparation camp who were jostling in the crowd began to shout. Ever since Zhao Tiezhu was taken down, the members of the warrior preparation camp fought to become the number one henchman under Lian Chengyu. These warrior preparation camp members could not do well at the kingdom’s selection, but among normal people, they were a lot stronger. So even in a crowd of ten thousand people, they were able to squeeze to the very front and cheer on Lian Chengyu.
One of them was extremely good at sucking up to Lian Chengyu; Yi Yun did not know his name, but every time he saw him, he would subconsciously label him as “Zhao Tiezhu the second”.
This time, “Zhao Tiezhu the second” shouted so loud, that even Lian Chengyu felt uncomfortable. The words “for many generations, he will unify the wilderness” was fine when used in their own territory, but to shout that in the Tao tribal clan, at the selection’s public venue was ridiculous!
Indeed, the surrounding people of the Tao tribal clan began to laugh.
Lian Chengyu coughed dryly and stood on the stage, ignoring the members of the warrior preparation camp. He closed his eyes in concentration and began to perceive the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi.
This white jade stage was a Jin Long Wei treasure; hence, there was an extremely dense Heaven Earth Yuan Qi on the white jade stage!
“It feels great!” Lian Chengyu took a deep breath and began demonstrating his cultivation technique, which was of course “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”!
It had to be said that Lian Chengyu’s “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” was extraordinary!
When he performed “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”, he would stir the surrounding Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, forming into an invisible air flow, sending them wafting in all directions.
The demonstration of an expert was obvious.
Many of the Tao tribal clan elders that stood by the platform had teasing smiles on their faces, but when they saw what unfolded in front of them, they slowly wiped it off their faces. After all, Lian Chengyu could be considered a talent for someone his attainments despite growing up in a small tribal clan.
Lian Chengyu’s “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” was a complete version as well.
Technically, Yi Yun was also a student of Yao Yuan, despite only secretly learned from him. Many things were not taught by Yao Yuan publicly but were taught privately to Lian Chengyu. This was not because Yao Yuan had meant to keep them secret, but rather that Zhao Tiezhu and company would not have been able to comprehend those things even if he had taught them publicly.
But even if Lian Chengyu managed to demonstrate a complete version of “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”, to Yi Yun there were multiple flaws in his demonstration!
Yi Yun’s “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” came from Lin Xintong. It was, of course, a complete version and also the truest version of the Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist in the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom. The drawn pictures were more profound than the normally inscribed versions.
Just Lin Xintong’s “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” manual alone was priceless, not to mention Lin Xintong’s commentary in the manual.
Lin Xintong was an extremely serious girl. Every understanding she had from browsing through the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ manual was written down meticulously. Yi Yun benefited much from it because Lin Xintong was standing on a completely different level.
Yi Yun could guess that Lin Xintong came from some superior sect or ancient family clan.
Lin Xintong’s understanding of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ also represented the profound ancient family clans. How could a tribe in the vast wilderness compare?
As Lian Chengyu demonstrated “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”, Yi Yun began to carefully count all the imperfections in Lian Chengyu’s movements.
Although Lian Chengyu’s every move looked perfect in the eyes of many, Yi Yun was still able to find faults in them.
Up to this point, Yi Yun had already counted twenty-eight flaws.
It was hard to imagine that, even with Lian Chengyu’s high-speed movements, Yi Yun was able to catch every flaw in his moves sharply. This was also because Yi Yun was getting stronger and his senses were getting sharper.
If Yi Yun was to battle Lian Chengyu in a death match, then Yi Yun could exploit Lian Chengyu’s flaws and defeat him!
By spotting the twenty-eight flaws, it meant that Lian Chengyu was no longer a match for Yi Yun in a direct battle.
“Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!”
At that moment, Lian Chengyu’s body was emitting the sounds of exploding bones.
And after that, “Peng! Peng! Peng!”
Like a strong bow being pulled, this was his tendons shouting in unison!
The essence of “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” was to train the bones and tendons. The aim of “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” was to train a warrior’s body to the point of having dragon ribs and tiger bones.
So having the bones and tendons sound was the most important symbol of having mastered “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”.
With a large shout, Lian Chengyu jumped off the white jade stage and hit a black ironstone the size of a roller.
With a tremor, the black ironstone shattered!
Lian Chengyu’s fists were numb, but his eyes were filled with excitement.
He succeeded! He had achieved optimal performance. That punch was also Lian Chengyu’s maximum attack power. His every move could be said to be perfect.
Lian Chengyu was satisfied with himself. He retracted his reddening fist and loosened his fingers. With a smile, he looked at the crowd and landed his eyes on Yi Yun.
His eyes indicated a hint of provocation.
He may have lost to Yi Yun at the preliminaries, but it was natural for him to exceed Yi Yun in the semi-finals. Yi Yun was only strong in Spirit, but Spirit was just an empty show of strength. In a real fight, one needed real skill and strength!
Although the semi-finals did not compare their strength, it was not much different to comparing cultivation techniques!
Lian Chengyu knew that Yi Yun’s cultivation technique was the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’. Although Yi Yun had another ‘Elephant Swallowing Technique’, it was a mystic technique that aided in cultivation, but it wasn’t a cultivation technique, so Yi Yun could only demonstrate ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’.
Previously, everyone would display the strength of their ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ and attack a piece of black ironstone to test their destructive power.
If Yi Yun wanted to stand out, he naturally had to showcase his fist technique’s’ power to obtain that impossible first place.
But how much destructive power could Yi Yun’s fist technique have? Could he even shatter a black ironstone the size of a face basin? He might even have to hit a granite rock.
To Lian Chengyu, Yi Yun’s level was at most at the peak of the Meridians realm. This was already an overvaluation. Even if Yi Yun was at the beginning stages of the Qi Gatherer realm, so what? Yi Yun’s fist technique was obtained through improper channels. It was a question if Yi Yun could even perform the complete set of Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist having secretly learned from Yao Yuan, so how could his performance be brilliant?
Lian Chengyu descended from the stage.
The order of the semi-finals was according to the rankings of the preliminaries. Those who were ranked at the top in the first round were naturally the last to perform on stage.