Chapter 72: Sleeve Dimension
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian and Lin Zhuo stood confronting each other.
The gazes of the people on the Star Observation Platform were all focused on them.
Lin Zhuo, eighteen, second level of the Core Formation Stage, the top disciple in the Lin Clan younger generation.
Duan Ling Tian, sixteen, ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage, the Li Clan's second place in the younger generation.
Lin Zhuo's strength was widely known.
This Duan Ling Tian, was a figure that was like a comet suddenly appearing on the horizon.
Allegedly, he could exert the strength of three ancient mammoths by merely relying on his ninth level Body Tempering cultivation.
Xiao Lan blinked her beautiful clear eyes as she asked, "Brother, who do you think will win?"
"I favor Duan Ling Tian."
Xiao Yu's cold face had a rare smile on it.
Xiao Yun besides him didn't interrupt this time. She looked at Duan Ling Tian full of interest.
Li Fei lightly grit her teeth as her eyes that were clear as water looked at Duan Ling Tian.
"Let's start this."
Lin Zhuo nodded to Duan Ling Tian, after which his body flashed.
Swift Lightning Steps!
Lin Zhuo's body flashed accompanied by the sound of thunder striking, approaching in full fury.
Noticing this, Duan Ling Tian moved as well.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
His entire body seemed to transform into a spirit serpent as he scurried towards Lin Zhuo.
"Eat this!" Lin Zhuo shouted in a low voice. His hand was like palm-leaf fan as it slapped down abruptly.
Heaven's Net Palm!
Lin Zhuo's palm descended like a net that covered the heavens and earth, enveloping Duan Ling Tian within and causing him to be unable to flee.
The hearts of the people present trembled as they saw this scene.
Lin Zhuo's Heaven's Net Palm had almost completely enveloped Duan Ling Tian's upper body.
Just when everyone thought Duan Ling Tian could only choose to fight Lin Zhuo head on.
Duan Ling Tian's body inclined to a degree that seemed like he would fall flat at any moment.
This scene caused everyone's heart to be in their throats.
Duan Ling Tian's body that was about to touch the floor jerked and abruptly stood up straight, then it seemed to transform into a spirit serpent as he leapt behind Lin Zhuo.
He actually dodged it!
On the Star Observation Platform, every gaze was filled with disbelief.
Is this Duan Ling Tian human?
Able to complete a movement of such high difficulty.
Duan Ling Tian fixed his eyes on Lin Zhuo's back and his gaze turned cold. His entire body seemed to bend into a heavy bow as he swung out a straight punch with force that was exerted like a landslide.
Causing a surge of shapeless wind!
Lin Zhuo's eyes flashed with astonishment. Feeling the wind coming from behind him, he increased his speed.
The strength of three ancient mammoths completely exploded forth!
Swift Lightning Steps!
His speed surged as fast as lightning, dodging Duan Ling Tian's Collapsing Fist with ease.
"Duan Ling Tian, if you want to defeat me, merely relying on a strength that's close to the strength of two ancient mammoths isn't enough."
Lin Zhuo noticed with a glance that Duan Ling Tian was purposely suppressing his strength.
Duan Ling Tian didn't reply. His body flashed once more.
Instantly, two ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above him.
29,000 pounds of strength exploded forth!
He was only 1,000 pounds of strength short from forming the third ancient mammoth silhouette.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian's speed experienced an increase.
He was not one bit slower than Lin Zhuo's Swift Lightning Steps.
In terms of movement techniques, his Spirit Serpent Movement Technique and Lin Zhuo's Swift Lightning Steps were both high grade Profound Rank movement techniques and both were cultivated to the Mastery Stage.
In terms of strength, he was only 1,000 pounds weaker than Lin Zhuo, so his speed was not visibly slower than Lin Zhuo's.
Accompanied by the sound of thunder, Lin Zhuo once again rushed towards Duan Ling Tian, slapping out a palm that raged with Origin Energy.
Heaven's Net Palm!
This time, the net formed of palm silhouettes that covered the heavens and earth nearly completely enveloped Duan Ling Tian's entire body, causing him to have no way out.
"Duan Ling Tian can't dodge it this time!"
Many people on the Star Observation Platform thought in their hearts.
Li Fei's heart rose to her throat as well.
Under everyone's gazes, Duan Ling Tian, who was in a sticky situation, finally moved. His hand flashed past his waist.
Sword Drawing Arts!
A violet sword shine appeared.
The flexible sword in Duan Ling Tian's hand seemed to have grown a pair of eyes as it directly slapped towards a sword silhouette at the side.
The flat side of the sword slapped out and a clear ringing sounded.
Lin Zhuo's face distorted.
Swift Lightning Steps.
He hastily retreated.
The sharp pain coming from his palm caused Lin Zhuo to unconsciously flip his palm over and take a glance.
On his palm was a two finger-wide bruises caused by a sword blade.
This scene was caught by many of the people present.
"Oh my god, Duan Ling Tian actually broke Lin Zhuo's Heaven's Net Palm with a single sword strike!"
No matter whether it was the young geniuses of the three families or the young geniuses of the smaller clans, they all presently had an expression filled with disbelief.
Lin Zhuo was stupefied for a moment before glancing at Duan Ling Tian with a face filled with a bitter smile.
He understood that Duan Ling Tian had showed mercy.
If Duan Ling Tian hadn't used the flat side of the sword but used the blade instead, his palm would surely have been sliced in half.
"It was a good fight."
Duan Ling Tian smiled to Lin Zhuo.
The surrounding young geniuses didn't dare look down on Duan Ling Tian anymore.
A martial artist at the ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage exerting the strength of two ancient mammoths...
It was absolutely unbelievable!
Not only that, he even relied upon the strength of two ancient mammoths to defeat Lin Zhuo, who was at the second level of the Core Formation Stage.
"Duan Ling Tian, no wonder the rumors say that your sword skill is marvelous. Seeing it today, its reputation is well-deserved as expected."
Xiao Yu walked out in large strides. Xiao Lan and Xiao Yun followed behind him.
At this moment, the two girls looked at Duan Ling Tian with gazes that emitted a trace of admiration...
In terms of age, this Duan Ling Tian was younger than them.
"Brother Xiao you're too kind."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. His gaze descended upon Xiao Lan, who was beside Xiao Yu, and nodded to her.
"My brother rarely gives out praise, Duan Ling Tian. You're worthy of it!"
Xiao Lan smiled beautifully, like a fairy that had fallen to the mortal realm.
"Yeah, brother Yu has never once praised me."
Xiao Yu deeply approved.
"Then I'm even more terrified..."
Duan Ling Tian laughed.
A sweet fragrance invaded his nose as a young girl with a devilish body and angelic appearance arrived beside Duan Ling Tian. Her hand secretly arrived at Duan Ling Tian's waist, lightly twisting...
A sharp pain descended.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth jerked.
This overly jealous girl...
"Brother Xiao, I expended some physical strength earlier, so I'll go get some rest first."
Duan Ling Tian smiled to Xiao Yu.
He could imagine how if he was slightly hesitant, Li Fei would surely use even more force...
"Yeah, Xiao Yu, among the young geniuses on the Star Observation Platform, it seems like only you and Li An haven't had a battle yet... Why don't the two of you have a battle?"
Li Fei suggested.
"I naturally have no problem with that, but I wonder if Li An would grant me this honor."
Xiao Yu looked at the nearby Li An.
"Young Master Yu, spare me, please. How could I be a match for you?"
Li An hurriedly shook his head in disapproval.
Xiao Yu's eyebrows knit.
What he disdained the most was the type of person who didn't even have the courage to fight him.
In his opinion, this of person wouldn't have any great achievement in their lifetime!
Besides natural talent and comprehension, courage was the most important trait for a martial artist.
Just at this moment, a white-clothed, proud, and aloof figure returned to the arena.
Li Qing's gaze swept past Li Fei just in time to see her walking away shoulder to shoulder with Duan Ling Tian...
His expression was ugly and his gaze turned grim and cold.
Xiao Yu naturally caught Li Qing's actions.
"Li Qing, have the injuries from your battle with Meng Quan healed?" Xiao Yu asked, as he was reluctant to take advantage of him.
"It's only external injuries. They all healed after I consumed a Grade Nine Gold Injury Pill."
Li Qing nodded. His gaze was still cold and grim.
Xiao Yu nodded, then he moved to confront Li Qing after asking the two girls beside him to stand back.
"Then let's start."
Xiao Yu looked at Li Qing. His cold figure was unmovable like a mountain.
It was as if he was waiting for Li Qing to make the first move.
Li Qing's gaze descended upon Xiao Yu.
"If I can defeat Xiao Yu... Fei Fei will surely hold me in high esteem, so much so that she might leave Duan Ling Tian and choose me," Li Qing thought in his heart, his gaze fanatical.
Battle intent rising!
Defeat Xiao Yu.
Swimming Dragon Steps!
Li Qing's body jerked as he fully exerted his strength of three ancient mammoths and rushed towards Xiao Yu.
He noticed that Xiao Yu standing before him without any intention of making a move.
"Xiao Yu, I'll defeat you in one move!"
LI Qing's gaze was cold as his hand shook and swept past the sky in full fury.
Dark Nether Finger!
His Origin Energy condensed into a whirlpool at the tip of his finger as he pointed it out, whistling through the air as it approached Xiao Yu.
Right at the instant Li Qing attacked, Xiao Yu moved.
Above him, two ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared...
He shook his sleeve as he moved to intercept Li Qing's Dark Nether Finger.
Instantly, Li Qing's expression distorted.
He noticed that his finger strike seemed to have hit a ball of cotton; he had absolutely nowhere to exert the force within.
In the next moment, he realized the danger involved and hurriedly withdrew his hand.
"It's too late!"
A cold voice entered Li Qing's ears.
Instantly, Li Qing's sight turned black and he was blasted flying by Xiao Yu's sleeve, shocking his internal organs and causing him to feel something rush forth into his throat.
The pride in his heart made Li Qing forcefully swallow this mouthful of blood.
"What a strong martial skill!"
Duan Ling Tian was slightly moved.
Xiao Yu's action of swinging his sleeve seemed casual, but in reality it contained a terrifying martial skill which countered strength using softness.
It was virtually identical in nature to Tai Chi from his previous life.
But unfortunately, the Tai Chi from his previous life had long since declined. At least Duan Ling Tian had never met a true Tai Chi master.
Tai Chi, it only appeared in the morning exercise of elderly people in parks.
Having form but not the spirit.
"Could it be that the martial skill Young Master Yu executed earlier was the Xiao Clan's strongest high grade Profound Rank martial skill, Sleeve Dimension?"
"Too terrifying, breaking Li Qing's Mastery Staged Dark Nether Finger with just a swing of the sleeve."
"Completely not on the same level."
"Looks can be deceiving... Now I believe that Duan Ling Tian absolutely didn't willingly admit defeat that day!"
On the Star Observation Platform, the group of young geniuses started discussing animatedly and did not suppress their voices one bit.
These voices felt like sharp needles as they entered Li Qing's ears!
"I will defeat Duan Ling Tian in front of everyone, and let you all know the disparity between him and me!" Li Qing swore in his heart.
Li Qing looked towards Xiao Yu and asked, in a heavy voice, "Xiao Yu, your Sleeve Dimension has been cultivated to the Perfection Stage?"
Xiao Yu nodded lightly.
"No wonder... Next time, once my Dark Nether Finger steps into the Perfection Stage, I will surely come battle you once more! I want to see if your Sleeve Dimension stronger or if my Dark Nether Finger stronger."
Leaving these remarks, Li Qing moved aside.
Xiao Yu had a cold expression as he indifferently said, "I'll naturally accompany you."
Duan Ling Tian was slightly moved.
What a domineering martial skill!