The moment Zhou Yuan’s voice faded, Ye Bingling and Yi Qiushui unhesitatingly took out the jade slips that Zhou Yuan had prepared for them. The others of the Wind Pavilion also took out the jade slips when they saw them take theirs out.
Prior to this, the jade slips had been hidden in their Spirits.
Everyone crushed the jade slips fiercely in their hands.
As the jade slips shattered, something seemed to wrap around and glue to their Spirits.
They couldn’t see what it was and could only cast puzzled glances in Zhou Yuan’s direction.
Only Yi Qiushui’s beautiful eyes flashed because the wave of energy wasn’t unfamiliar to her. It was this strange wave of energy that had let her win against Ye Bingling before.
Recalling the results of the battle that day, Yi Qiushui’s nervousness quietly faded. They might indeed win against the Fire Pavilion with the means that Zhou Yuan had prepared.
However, there were more people who still looked apprehensive. After all, they didn’t know whether the jade slip that Zhou Yuan had prepared for them could really help them compete with the Fire Pavilion. But facing the powerful Fire Pavilion, they had no other choice but to fight.
Zhou Yuan calmly lifted his head and looked at the seven tremendous Spirit Breaker Shuttles speeding down. Without explaining much, he commanded, “Everyone listen to my order: operate your Spirits!”
When his roar faded, all people operated and gathered their Spirit powers in front of them to form a number of sharp, long Spirit needles.
Zhou Yuan swept them with his eyes and keenly sensed hidden ancient markings on their Spirit needles. The marks were the Spirit Devour Genesis Marks.
It seemed that the jade slips he had prepared were effective.
Zhou Yuan took a deep breath, and his Spirit power swept out. The thousands of Spirit needles gathered together, forming a torrent above his head. From a distance the torrent looked like a python.
It was spectacular, but it really paled in comparison to the seven Spirit Breaker Shuttles whizzing down.
In the distance, seeing this scene, Zhu Lian curved the corners of his mouth in a contemptuous arc.
Zhou Yuan thought that he could withstand a powerful attack of the Fire Pavilion with the strength of the Wind Pavilion alone? How stupid and arrogant.
This time I am going to get revenge for the humiliation I suffered!
The seven giant shuttles roared down in an incomparably fierce manner, and the torrent of Spirit needles met the first giant shuttle head-on.
A resounding clang echoed across the world.
“Destroy it!” Zhu Lian laughed out loud.
The next moment, however, his laughter came to an abrupt end, and his pupils sharply shrank.
When the torrent of Spirit needles collided with the first giant shuttle, not only did it not break, it erupted in a blaze of light. Spirit power surged, and the torrent grew from a few hundred feet to thousands of feet.
On the other hand, the Spirit light of the first giant shuttle, for some reason, had rapidly dimmed, its size being reduced by more than half.
The torrent of Spirit needles struck once again and directly exploded the first Spirit Breaker Shuttle.
“How is that possible?!”
Everyone gasped out loud, and their eyes went wide as though they saw a ghost.
They couldn’t believe the Spirit Breaker Shuttle was destroyed after the first contact!
Even Lu Xiao’s expression changed uncontrollably.
“Send out all the Spirit Breaker Shuttles!” Lu Xiao thundered.
Gritting his teeth, Zhu Lian finally recovered from his shock. The remaining six Spirit Breaker Shuttles all rushed forward.
The six Spirit Breaker Shuttles bombarded the torrent of Spirit needles, repeatedly blasting it back and endlessly quaking the void.
But watching the torrent of needles retreat repeatedly, Lu Xiao’s and Zhu Lian’s faces grew increasingly troubled. They found that even after the collision, the scale of the torrent of Spirit needles grew more astonishing and emitted stronger energy.
On the other hand, the six Spirit Breaker Shuttles on their side were gradually shrinking, their Spirit energy weakening.
“What’s going on?!” Zhu Lian exclaimed in shock. This scene was really too bizarre.
The torrent of Spirit needles seemed to be able to absorb Spirit power upon contact, thus growing stronger while their own Spirit Breaker Shuttles weakened.
The torrent of Spirit needles spiraled in the void like an azure dragon, and the six Spirit Breaker Shuttles, which originally had an absolute advantage, were like little snakes. After a short battle, the situation between the two sides was suddenly reversed.
Seeing this scene, Zhu Lian and others weren’t the only ones in shock—even everyone on the Wind Pavilion’s side was equally dumbstruck.
They couldn’t understand why the torrent of Spirit needles would grow stronger facing the opponent’s absolute repression. The Spirit energy that the torrent was emitting wasn’t even at a level they could reach.
This meant that the phenomenon wasn’t because of how strong their Spirits were, but because of Zhou Yuan!
Everybody cast their eyes, blazing with emotions, onto Zhou Yuan who was hovering in midair. He made them see what was unbelievable and miraculous.
In the distance, Mu Liu’s and Mu Qingyan’s mouths gaped open. This scene was also beyond their understanding.
Under countless shocked gazes, Zhou Yuan looked up at the huge dragon-like torrent of Spirit needles. He could feel that the Spirit Devour Genesis Marks within it had all dissipated. In the previous collisions, the Spirit Devour had swallowed tremendous Spirit power from the six Spirit Breaker Shuttles.
“The effect is pretty good,” he whispered to himself with a fierce glint in his eyes. “Go!”
Zhou Yuan flicked his finger, sending the dragon-like torrent roaring out. It collided head-on with the six Spirit Breaker Shuttles.
The six Spirit Breaker Shuttles shattered almost in an instant.
On the Fire Pavilion’s side, there were thousands of Spirits tottering side by side. After a while, they turned to sparks and shot into the sky amidst miserable cries.
Both Lu Xiao’s and Zhu Lian’s faces turned livid. In this battle, the Fire Pavilion had suffered heavy losses.
“Damn it, how is it possible!” Zhu Liang couldn’t help but hiss, his face contorting.
Lu Xiao took a deep breath and glowered at the dragon-like torrent in the sky. “I already told you, that boy is cunning and mustn’t be underestimated.”
“What do we do?” Zhu Lian panicked a little.
Lu Xiao’s eyelids drooped, and his voice was icy cold: “What else can we do? Use our last resort—we can’t lose the Heaven Flame Ritual!”
Zhu Lian seemed hesitant. “But if you do that, there will be repercussions. We won’t be able to use Spirit power for at least half a month.”
Lu Xiao shot a cold glance at him. “Do you not know our priorities?”
Zhu Lian felt a chill run down his spine, and he didn’t dare to say anything more. He operated his Spirit, and a voice spread to the minds of the many members of the Fire Pavilion.
“Fire Pavilion, listen to the order: activate the Spirit Burning Rune!”
When the members of the Fire Pavilion heard his command, their hearts trembled. They naturally knew the Spirit Burning Rune was their last resort. It was just that their Spirit would be injured for the next month or so, which would mean that they couldn’t enter the Four Spirits Origin Tower to practice.
Some people were hesitant, but when Lu Xiao’s biting cold eyes were cast in their direction, their whole bodies trembled. They immediately folded their hands, and a red Genesis rune faintly appeared in the space between their brows.
The Genesis rune turned into a flame, and it blazed, directly penetrating their Spirits.
Instantly their Spirits twisted, evidently suffering from severe pain.
At the same time, the wave of Spirit energy emitted from their bodies surged, causing howling wind and thundering booms throughout the world.
The terrifying oppressive Spirits shrouded the area that made even Spirits of the transformative stage feel trapped in a deep swamp.
Whether it was Han Yuan, Mu Liu, or Mu Qingyan, all paled visibly at the sight. They had never seen such a fierce battle at the Heaven Flame Ritual.
A Spirit attack of this level would have been unachievable with only Spirits of the Transformative stage.
Ye Bingling’s and Yi Qiushui’s faces also grew solemn. Although Zhou Yuan had previously ruined the Fire Pavilion’s plan, the Fire Pavilion’s foundation was indeed still incredibly powerful. This attack was evidently their desperate last resort.
But they weren’t too afraid because they were inside the Heaven Flame Cauldron, so no matter how dangerous the battle became, it wouldn’t cost them their lives. At most, they would lose. Moreover, since they had already forced the Fire Pavilion to such a state, even if they did lose, they wouldn’t feel ashamed.
Zhou Yuan glanced at them. He knew what they were thinking, but he didn’t intend to give up. If he lost, he wouldn’t have a share of the Heavenly Sun Flame, which he hoped would help him break through to the advanced Divine Dwelling stage. How could he let go of such a good opportunity?
The Chief Pavilion Master Battle the next month was the most important. If he didn’t reach the advanced Divine Dwelling stage by then, he would have no chance of defeating Lu Xiao.
Therefore, he didn’t want to lose in the Heaven Flame Ritual.
Zhou Yuan’s eyes glinted fiercely as he peered at the dragon-like torrent of Spirit needles. He drew a deep breath, his eyes slightly drooped, and his hands slowly folded together in a hand seal.
Since the Fire Pavilion wanted to fight, he would accompany them.
As the hand seal that Zhou Yuan formed changed, the Spirit power in front of him also rapidly gathered. A moment later, an illusory lantern took shape.
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