Chapter 75: The Strength of Four Ancient Mammoths
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Li Fei also looked towards Duan Ling Tian.
Even he had a Spirit Weapon?
"No... It doesn't seem to be a Spirit Weapon. Your strength didn't seem like it received any amplification. Moreover, it would be impossible even for a Spirit Weapon to completely ignore my Origin Energy. What sword is that?"
After standing still, Xiao Yu had a brief expression of fear as he glanced at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian nodded before answering, "You're right, my sword isn't a Spirit Weapon, but my sword contains a type of material that is able to ignore the Origin Energy of martial artists below the Origin Core Stage."
This was one of the special characteristics of Violet Meteorite.
"Ignore Origin Energy below the Origin Core Stage?"
Duan Ling Tian said it as if it was simple, but when it entered the ears of Xiao Yu and the other people that were present, it caused their scalps to go numb.
Ignore Origin Energy below the Origin Core Stage.
In other words, if Duan Ling Tian used this sword in an unexpected manner and made a preemptive strike against a ninth level Core Formation martial artist, if that person was slightly unguarded, it would be possible for him to die under Duan Ling Tian's sword.
"Then I'll change a sword."
Duan Ling Tian sheathed his sword and looked towards the weapons rack.
"It isn't necessary, I'll use a weapon."
Xiao Yu shook his head and proceeded to draw a long spear from the weapons rack. He jerked the long spear as his Origin Energy suffused it.
Xiao Yu looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Sword Drawing Arts!
The Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword in Duan Ling Tian's hand was hard to get rid of as it followed like shadow, flashing straight towards Xiao Yu.
Xiao Yu's long spear trembled as he swept it towards Duan Ling Tian's sword. As the sword wobbled, it perfectly contained the force exertion of the Sleeve Dimension.
A clear sound was heard.
It was the sound of Duan Ling Tian's sword slicing Xiao Yu's long spear in half.
Even if it was Fine Steel, Duan Ling Tian's Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword would be able to slice through it, let alone the ordinary long spear in Xiao Yu's hands.
"Looks like I can't fight with you head on."
Xiao Yu's gaze concentrated as he flashed while holding the short spear.
Shadowless Drifting Light!
Executing his movement technique, Xiao Yu's speed was swift to the limit.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian noticed that even if he exerted his full strength, he actually wasn't able to come close to Xiao Yu's speed.
"High grade Profound Rank movement technique at the Perfection Stage!"
Duan Ling Tian's heart trembled as he understood.
He didn't expect that this Xiao Yu had actually cultivated both his high grade Profound Rank offensive martial skill and movement technique to the Perfection Stage.
Even his high grade Profound Rank defensive martial skill was cultivated to the Mastery Stage.
Such comprehension ability could be called monstrous!
"Among the martial skills under the heaven, only speed is unbeatable! Duan Ling Tian, be careful, I'm going to attack."
Xiao Yu's voice was cold.
Duan Ling Tian was the only one today that could make him execute three types of martial skills, receiving the respect he deserved.
Hearing what he said, Duan Ling Tian's heart sunk.
He felt the pressure and started becoming vigilant.
Xiao Yu flashed directly over like a bolt of lightning and appeared behind Duan Ling Tian. He swung out the broken spear in his hand to descend towards Duan Ling Tian's back.
Just when he thought that Duan Ling Tian would be blasted flying by his spear strike.
Duan Ling Tian's body inclined flexibly like a spirit serpent, closely avoiding Xiao Yu's attack.
"You have some skill!"
Xiao Yu's eyes shone as his battle intent rose.
Although Duan Ling Tian dodged Xiao Yu's attack, it still caused cold sweat to pour out.
If it wasn't for the nervous reflex he developed as a member of the Special Forces in his previous life, he would've been hit. It would have been extremely difficult for him to dodge Xiao Yu's attack by solely relying on his Spirit Serpent Movement Technique, which was at the Mastery Stage.
Subsequently, Xiao Yu attacked a few more times.
Every time was an unexpected attack...
But he noticed instead that Duan Ling Tian was always able to closely dodge his attacks, causing him to be slightly doubtful.
Did this Duan Ling Tian have an intuition that wasn't inferior to his?
But he knew that after dodging his attacks with his nervous reflex so many times, Duan Ling Tian's nerves were fatigued to the extreme.
Xiao Yu once again flashed behind Duan Ling Tian with a speed that was far faster than Duan Ling Tian's, his broken spear descending once again.
This time, Duan Ling Tian, whose nerves hurt, couldn't restrain himself from shouting in alarm.
And at this exact moment, his feet stomped on the ground and his entire body flew out, flashing far away, and causing Xiao Yu's attack to hit air.
Noting the white glow that suffused Duan Ling Tian's legs, Xiao Yu was dumbstruck.
"It's Origin Energy!"
Oh my god! Duan Ling Tian broke through?"
"Duan Ling Tian actually broke through during his battle with Xiao Yu and developed his Origin Energy... Unbelievable!"
Most of the people present were dumbstruck.
"He broke through?"
Li Fei watched this scene and was struck dumb.
"I'm afraid big brother is going to lose."
A bitter smile appeared on the corners of Xiao Lan's mouth.
Xiao Yun's beautiful eyebrows knit as she said, "This Duan Ling Tian is absolutely a freak!"
"Haha! Xiao Yu, eat this!"
Duan Ling Tian laughed loudly as the Origin Energy beneath his feet flickered and four ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed out from above him.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian's current speed was even slightly faster than Xiao Yu's.
Developing his Origin Energy under pressure and breaking through to the Core Formation Stage...
Even to Duan Ling Tian it was slightly unexpected.
He originally thought that he still required a period of time before he could break through, but he didn't imagine that he would break through under such circumstances.
In the end, he had to thank Xiao Yu.
Duan Ling Tian instantly arrived before Xiao Yu and slapped the flat side of his blade towards Xiao Yu.
Xiao Yu knew that Duan Ling Tian's current speed was faster than his, so he could only choose to fight Duan Ling Tian head on.
Luckily, Duan Ling Tian didn't use the blade of his sword.
So it couldn't be considered to be relying upon weapons.
But even so.
The Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword in Duan Ling Tian's hand slapped onto the broken spear in Xiao Yu's hand.
The broken spear started to tremble.
Xiao Yu noticed that the force of his Sleeve Dimension had been completely destroyed.
Only when a sharp pain came from his palm did Xiao Yu realize that his palm had split open from the force of Duan Ling Tian's sword strike. Fresh blood oozed out from it.
"I've lost," Xiao Yu calmly said.
"If I didn't happen to break through to the Core Formation Stage, then the one who lost would've been me..."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
"Luck is also a part of strength."
Xiao Yu smiled.
Duan Ling Tian had exerted the strength of four ancient mammoths, so even if Duan Ling Tian's movement technique was one stage lower than his, Duan Ling Tian's speed still firmly exceeded his speed.
The extra strength of an ancient mammoth completely defeated the difference in a single stage of their high grade Profound Rank martial skills.
"Developing Origin Energy during battle and breaking through to the Core Formation Stage... Even this is possible?"
Many people were dumbstruck.
Even now, they still couldn't react to the scene they witnessed earlier.
Seeing Duan Ling Tian being suppressed by Xiao Yu, they all thought that Duan Ling Tian wouldn't be able to hold on much longer.
But who would have thought that Duan Ling Tian would develop his Origin Energy at that critical juncture?. Controlling the strength of four ancient mammoths, he launched a counterattack and suppressed Xiao Yu.
Obtaining the final victory.
Only after reacting did they start cheering.
"Duan Ling Tian, this year's first rank in the Hidden Dragon List is something you fully deserve! As for the prizes, our Xiao Clan will personally send them to you later on."
Xiao Yu nodded to Duan Ling Tian.
Losing to Duan Ling Tian's strength of four ancient mammoths, he acknowledged his defeat.
But in his heart, a towering battle intent still arose.
Once he breaks through to the third level of the Core Formation Stage, he will surely invite Duan Ling Tian to battle.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he nodded.
Suddenly, Xiao Yu asked, "Right, I have a question; I wonder if you're able to answer it for me."
"You want to ask me why I can possess the strength of three ancient mammoths when only at the ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage, right?"
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Xiao Yu nodded, he was slightly surprised in his heart at Duan Ling Tian wisdom.
"When I went to the Misty Forest the other day, I found a type of Spirit Fruit. After consuming it, I noticed that my fleshly body underwent a metamorphosis and had an extra strength of two ancient mammoths out of thin air."
Duan Ling Tian explained.
He naturally didn't disclose anything about the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique and casually found an excuse.
Moreover, in the Cloud Continent, there indeed was a similar Spirit Fruit.
"So that's how it is. Your luck is really good... But being able to break through to the Core Formation Stage at the age of sixteen, the natural talent you've revealed right now, even in the entire Aurora City's past hundred years, you're still the first."
Xiao Yu glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian.
"Being able to break through today was all thanks to you."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
If he wasn't under the pressure that Xiao Yu gave him, it would have been impossible for him to directly complete his breakthrough.
"In other words, you owe me a favor?"
Xiao Yu grabbed on to the opportunity.
"You can say so."
Duan Ling Tian didn't deny it.
"Then tonight I'll entertain you and Li Fei. You won't decline, right?" Xiao Yu asked.
"That would depend on her."
Duan Ling Tian looked towards Li Fei.
Li Fei was just walking over when she heard Duan Ling Tian. Her angel-like face blushed and her heart slightly trembled...
Recalling the bet she made with Duan Ling Tian earlier, she wished she could dig a hole and hide in it.
"Then we'll have something before returning."
Li Fei nodded.
Subsequently, Xiao Yu invited the two brothers Lin Zhuo and Lin Qi, as well as Meng Quan.
Besides Meng Quan, who was in a hurry to return, Lin Zhuo and Lin Qi stayed behind.
The other people, on the other hand, returned home. They weren't qualified to receive an invitation from Xiao Yu.
Today's youth gathering came to an end.
This year's Hidden Dragon List ranking was released.
First, Duan Ling Tian.
Second, Xiao Yu.
Third, Lin Zhuo.
Fourth, Meng Quan.
Fifth, Li Qing.
Sixth, Li An.
Seventh and eighth were tied by Li Fei and Xiao Lan.
Ninth and tenth were tied by Xiao Yun and Lin Qi.
That night, Xiao Yu held a banquet in a large courtyard.
Besides Duan Ling Tian, Li Fei, Lin Zhuo, and Lin Qi, there was only Xiao Yu, Xiao Lan, and Xiao Yun.
During the banquet, Xiao Yu asked Lin Zhuo, "Lin Zhuo, your strength isn't inferior to Meng Quan's. Why don't you try participating in the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp test?"
Hearing what he said, Lin Zhuo smiled bitterly. "Xiao Yu, I want to go, but my father wouldn't let me. Even you know that it doesn't matter if I don't pass the Genius Camp test, but if I do pass the test and enter the Genius Camp, then I will only have a slim chance of surviving. I'm not afraid, but my father isn't willing to let me take the risk.
"In a person's lifetime, there will naturally not be a lack of hardships and dangers. I, however, feel that this is an opportunity for me."
Xiao Yu's gaze flickered full of yearning.
Lin Zhuo had a strange gaze as he asked, "Your grandfather was actually willing to let you go?"
"On this point, he was much more open-minded than your father, but even if he didn't allow it, I would still go... Aurora City isn't the stage I yearn for. If I continue to stay in Aurora City, I will only follow in my grandfather's footsteps, and the Nascent Soul Stage will be my final achievement before waiting for death to take me. Maybe it was because he has experienced this that he didn't stop me."
Xiao Yu laughed.