Chapter 111: You owe me ten lives
Lian Chengyu couldn’t wait to get up on stage.
Yi Yun walked up the stage, took a deep breath, and firmly stood a hundred feet away from Lian Chengyu. He did not expect his first battle to be against Lian Chengyu. It was no doubt a destined battle!
For a long time, Yi Yun had wished to fight Lian Chengyu. To brutally beat him with his own two hands, to have fist meet flesh in an eye for an eye fashion.
Both Lian Chengyu and Yi Yun were fired up for this battle!
It was a day Yi Yun had waited too long for! After enduring so much for so long, he would finally settle everything!
“It’s unexpected, but Thousand Households Zhang actually helped Lian Chengyu. I know some of what happened between Yi Yun and Lian Chengyu. Apparently, Yi Yun backstabbed Lian Chengyu, and now there’s a huge feud between the two!”
“It will be great, both are from the same tribe so they know each other well. Lian Chengyu definitely won’t go easy on Yi Yun!”
The gathered crowd discussed the upcoming battle with a feeling of schadenfreude. As members of the Tao tribal clan, it pleased them to see an internal fight between members of the same tribe. Furthermore, one of them was Yi Yun; Yi Yun who had stood out for a long time, who pissed off the Tao tribal clan.
“Thousand Households Zhang! Might I ask a question?” Upon standing in the arena, Lian Chengyu did not immediately take a fighting stance, but instead asked Zhang Tan a question.
“Speak!” Zhang Tan responded.
“Thousand Households Zhang, warriors must give their all in battle. It often results in injury, disability, and even death. Since we are having a direct showdown, what would happen if someone were to die or be severely disabled in this battle?” When Lian Chengyu asked this, there was a collective gasp.
Nothing was wrong with Lian Chengyu’s question. Injuries were indeed common in a duel. But by asking that, he made clear his intention to maim Yi Yun in this battle. He needed to be certain from the outset if there would be repercussions from the Jin Long Wei.
If Zhang Tan gave his blessing, he could make Yi Yun suffer.
Lian Chengyu was truly cruel!
Zhang Tan frowned slightly and said indifferently, “There is plenty of danger in the vast wilderness. A warrior learns martial arts to face life and death battles. During normal practice, demonstrations, training or sparring, everything must be taken seriously and you have to give your all. We demand that every battle be treated like a true battle. And death is a real consequence of battle!”
“As long as your opponent doesn’t surrender, you can carry on attacking. If this results in death, you will not be held accountable!” Zhang Tan’s proclamation raised an uproar among the crowd.
“So without an admission of defeat, I am not responsible for causing grievous injury or death?” Lian Chengyu asked. Zhang Tan’s words contained a loophole. All he needed to do was beat Yi Yun to the point of him being unable to speak, such as choking him, or ripping off his chin!
Lian Chengyu knew that Zhang Tan was aware of the loophole. His inquiry was just to confirm that he could take advantage of it!
Zhang Tan looked thoughtfully at Lian Chengyu without a word.
Lian Chengyu knew that Zhang Tan could read his intentions. As such, he decided to openly say it, “I do not want to lie to Lord Zhang, but I have a great feud with Yi Yun! Yi Yun used a despicable method to steal my desolate bone essence. He stole my resources, which is as grave as killing my parents. Yi Yun ruined my chance to break through to the Purple Blood realm. He is my mortal enemy!”
The loud words exclaimed by Lian Chengyu stunned the crowd, and they instantly began murmuring.
So that was the matter between Lian Chengyu and Yi Yun. Yi Yun had severed Lian Chengyu’s cultivation path. It was no wonder Lian Chengyu hated him so much!
“So it turns out Yi Yun is a thief!” Someone said privately.
“When a slave steals from his master, it’s reasonable for the master to kill the slave. Furthermore, Yi Yun stole a desolate bone essence, so Lian Chengyu is even more justified to kill him!”
“That’s right, severing off the path of a warrior is grounds for a great vendetta. The Jin Long Wei wouldn’t say anything even if Lian Chengyu killed Yi Yun.”
“I thought it was just a tournament, but it has become a battle of vengeance. There will be no end to it! If the Jin Long Wei stood on the side of reason, they would not interfere.”
The crowd continued to buzz. Lian Chengyu could feel his blood boiling as he took it all in.
He looked at Zhang Tan, waiting for his reply.
Finally, Zhang Tan nodded his head slowly. Indeed, according to the rules of the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom, and considering his vendetta, it was well within reason for him to request a deathmatch with Yi Yun!
“Thank you for granting my request, Lord Zhang.” Lian Chengyu was overjoyed. The humiliation, frustration and defeat he had bottled up for months were about to burst.
His aura grew stronger as his killing intent rose!
“I have the support of the people and Thousand Households Zhang is aiding me! Good! With all signs affirming me today, I’ll cripple this bastard’s martial arts and show him a fate worse than death!” Lian Chengyu cried in his heart!
Yi Yun looked indifferently at Lian Chengyu.
People talked about and condemned him. They showed their disdain and contempt for his stealing of the desolate bone essence, but Yi Yun turned a deaf ear.
The current Yi Yun was like a deep well, calm and unfathomable.
Lian Chengyu clenched his fists and said with a cheeky grin, “So what if you stole my desolate bone essence? Even after consuming it, you are not my equal!”
He flexed his muscles, and they emitted an explosive crackling!
Bones like Thunder, Tendons as a Strongbow!
Lian Chengyu learned the Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist at a very young age, so he was well-versed in it. His powerful display appalled the surrounding warriors in the crowd.
Lian Chengyu was truly a ruthless person.
With every step that Lian Chengyu took towards Yi Yun, the ringing of his body’s joints and muscles could be heard.
“Ka Ka Ka!”
The ground below him cracked. His power only continued to swell and grow!
“Young Master Lian, kill the little bastard!”
“Break his tendons and twist off his head!”
Amongst the crowd, the members of the warrior preparation camp cheered wildly for their master.
For them, it was a time to hold their chins up high.
Yi Yun stood motionless until Lian Chengyu was right in front of him.
Lian Chengyu roared like a beast and pounced like a vigorous tiger!
Tiger Descends Flattening Dust!
Lian Chengyu swept out his leg towards Yi Yun’s chest with a kick that could easily shatter a black ironstone the size of a stone roller—it would reduce a person to pieces upon impact.
The crowd howled!
At that moment, it was as if time had suddenly slowed down for Yi Yun. He could see Lian Chengyu’s every move clearly.
With his perceptivity, Yi Yun gained a lot of insight from constantly sparring with Lin Xintong. Furthermore, Yi Yun’s ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ had reached the state of perfect harmony, inducing the Purple Air Comes From The East. So by using ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ against Yi Yun, Lian Chengyu had sealed his own fate!
With a mere glance, he could read every single flaw in Lian Chengyu’s technique!
But even without taking advantage of those flaws, he could easily crush Lian Chengyu with the tremendous difference in their strength.
Lian Chengyu’s fierce kick approached with howling winds, such that it felt like knives crossing Yi Yun’s face!
But Yi Yun did not move one step. He waited for the instant when Lian Chengyu’s foot was about to connect, and then reached out his hand like lightning!
With a crisp sound, Yi Yun’s hand clutched Lian Chengyu’s ankle!
Lian Chengyu’s charge came to an abrupt stop when Yi Yun placed his hand on his ankle. It was as if Lian Chengyu had crashed into a bronze wall at high speed!
“What?” Lian Chengyu suddenly felt a strong power emitting from his leg, interrupting his charging momentum. His leg bent as Yi Yun’s hands gripped it like metal tongs. The pain was excruciating.
“You…” Lian Chengyu was stunned, and the crowd instantly turned silent. Lian Chengyu’s high-speed kick was filled with power, how could someone catch it with a bare hand? Furthermore, Yi Yun did not take a single step back!
“You’re courting death!” Although the unexpected turn of events shocked Lian Chengyu, he did not lose his composure. With his right ankle caught he rose up and twisted, roaring as he attacked Yi Yun’s neck with his left foot!
Although Lian Chengyu’s reaction was fast, it only made things worse!
“Pa!” Yi Yun reached out his other hand; Lian Chengyu’s left foot was caught by Yi Yun.
With both feet held by Yi Yun, Lian Chengyu’s entire body was suspended!
Yi Yun held onto Lian Chengyu’s feet and lifted him as if holding a humanoid wooden pole.
“You!” Lian Chengyu’s blood rushed to his head. He was feeling angry and resentful, but he also found it unbelievable.
His attack had been perfect and powerful; how could Yi Yun easily crack the flaws in it? How was this possible!?
Yi Yun looked at Lian Chengyu like a judge that determined life and death. He said in a deadpan manner, “You have ten crimes!! You owe me ten lives!!!”
With that said, Yi Yun held onto Lian Chengyu’s legs and swung him up.
Yi Yun moved his arms up and down three times—all done while holding onto Lian Chengyu’s legs—before smashing Lian Chengyu to the ground!
Yi Yun flung Lian Chengyu as if he were a wooden plank, slamming him down. It caused the ground to crack and debris was sent flying!
The top half of Lian Chengyu’s body had smashed onto the ground!
Lian Chengyu had been training his body for a very long time. His body was very tough as a result, and could endure such a blow. But even so, his face was covered with blood and he saw stars!
This scene made everyone dumbfounded.
The high and mighty Lian Chengyu had put all of his power into his ‘Tiger Descends Flattening Dust’ strike, but it was easily blocked by Yi Yun.
Not only that, but then there was a huge reversal. Lian Chengyu was grabbed by Yi Yun, and like a human pole smashed into the ground head first.
It was an extremely humiliating way of being beaten up! How could that have happened?