Chapter 408: Bloodsin Arena

There were a total of 18 Bloodsin Arenas in the city, corresponding to the nine stages of Skysoar Realm and the nine stages of the Dragon Ascension Realm. Of the 18 arenas, the Skysoar Realm arenas enjoyed more traffic than the Dragon Ascension Realm arenas. After all, those at the Dragon Ascension Realm would mostly be training at the Devil Domain instead of the arenas.

But of course, there were always exceptions such as Emperors settling grudges with an arena battle. The moment one stepped onto the arena, one would not be able to leave before a life was taken. This was the rule of the Bloodsin Arena.

Devouring Ghost had suggested that Xiang Shaoyun partake in the Bloodsin Arena battles so he could temper himself by putting his life on the line. Through the arena battles, he would encounter numerous geniuses of the numerous cities and provinces, earning an unrivaled reputation through slaughter.

In fact, the arena battles were only a warm up compared to what he was going to face upon entering the Devil Domain. If he couldn't even survive the Bloodsin Arenas, he shouldn't even bother thinking of fighting the devils in the Devil Domain.

Currently, Xiang Shaoyun was heading toward the Bloodsin Arena area with Earth Skeleton following behind him. When they arrived, 18 arenas could be seen. Each arena was about 1,000 square meters in size and were surrounded by chains. Scarlet bloodstains were visible on the tough surface of the arenas, presenting a dreadful scene.

The arenas were busy with the battles of Skysoar Realm experts. Sounds of explosion and cheers filled the air, and the atmosphere was filled with excitement. Most people in the city were ruthless and murderous individuals. The carnage unfolding on the arenas did not bother them one bit. Rather, they filled them with excitement and joy.

"Master, you are a third-stage Skysoar Realm cultivator, so you will be using the third arena over there," said Earth Skeleton.

"Ok. Are there any requirements for getting on the arena?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.

"The only requirement is to sign a waiver and absolve anyone from the responsibility of your death," said Earth Skeleton.

Xiang Shaoyun pointed at the side of the arena and asked, "What are those people doing?" 

A few people were seated before each arena. A large number of people were also rushing over, as if they were trying to purchase some items of limited stock.

"Master, those are the betting counters. You can bet on the combatants and will be paid if you make the right bet. The bets are organized by the city hall. At times, they will even have some people watch over the arena battles. The watchers would always be super experts, and oftentimes, the people from the city hall are the ones making the most profit from the bets."

A curious look covered Xiang Shaoyun's face as he walked toward the third arena. Currently, two third-stage Kings were battling on the arena. A formation formed a barrier surrounding it, preventing the battle's shockwaves from leaking out.

The crowd of spectators cheered without stop, the air thick with excitement. When Xiang Shaoyun looked at the combatants on the arena, he found that one was as slim as a monkey while the other was as robust as a cow. One was nimble while the other was clumsy. The contrast between the two was clear.

Many people were optimistic on the odds of the slim combatant winning the battle. He moved around like lightning, landing blows every now and then, and looked to be holding an obvious advantage.

But after Xiang Shaoyun observed the battle for a bit, he had a feeling the robust combatant would be the final victor instead. He could see how easily the robust combatant was defending himself. The slim combatant couldn't damage him at all. He was only waiting for a perfect opportunity to strike and obtain victory.

Sure enough, when the slim combatant had just finished an attack and was in the midst of mustering more power, the robust combatant suddenly attacked.

Bang!

His punch struck the slim combatant's chest, caving it in and spurting out blood. The robust combatant followed with another punch, smashing the slim combatant's head. Blood sprayed everywhere, forming a fountain of blood. The sight drove the crowd mad with joy.

Inwardly, Xiang Shaoyun mused, The people in this city are really something else. This robust guy is only a mid third-stage Skysoar Realm cultivator, but he is able to release a combat prowess comparable to the fourth-stage Skysoar Realm. Also, he seems to still be holding back. He is really quite strong.

"Master, if you want to participate in the arena battle, now would be the time to sign up," reminded Earth Skeleton.

Xiang Shaoyun did not say anything. Instead, he walked toward the nearby fourth arena. A bloody battle was similarly happening here. However, the combatants were a demonic beast and a beastman. The demonic beast was a blood-winged canine, a powerful mutated demonic canine with dreadful combat prowess. He was currently fighting in human form.

As for the beastman, he was of the lion breed. He had the head of a lion and the body of a human; his entire body was filled with an explosive strength. The battle raged on, and eventually, the blood-winged canine was forced to transform back into his original form before he could bite the beastman to death and obtain victory.

After swallowing the beastman, the blood-winged canine's vitality soared, and his injuries started healing. On top of that, his strength seemed to have grown as well. Even Xiang Shaoyun was somewhat dumbstruck. "This works?"

"You might not be aware of this, master. The blood-winged canine is a species that grows through swallowing flesh and blood. The more opponents he swallows, the faster he can grow. This blood-winged canine has slowly climbed to the fourth arena from the second arena and has taken less than a year. His growth has been incredibly fast," said Earth Skeleton.

"Two stages in a year?" Xiang Shaoyun exclaimed in surprise.

"That's right. Although the Demonic League is not one of the five strongest organizations, they are in fact not much weaker than the five. They have many ancient demons among their ranks, and this blood-winged canine is the child of one such ancient demon. Try to avoid facing such opponents, master. Otherwise, even if you win, the Demonic League won't spare you either," reminded Earth Skeleton solemnly.

Xiang Shaoyun kept those words in mind. Although it was said that one was free to kill on a Bloodsin Arena, if he wasn't strong enough to face the possible backlash of a victory, there was no point in fighting.

Right this moment, a bloody stench drifted over followed by a sneer, "Look, it's Earth Skeleton. Do you baby skeletons from the Skeleton Gang even have the courage to step on a Bloodsin Arena?"

Xiang Shaoyun looked behind him and saw a middle-aged man with a cold and bloodthirsty look. The middle-aged man was looking at Earth Skeleton with contempt, and beside him was a handsome young man of about 30 years old.

The young man seemed to have sensed Xiang Shaoyun's gaze and immediately glared back. His sharp gaze was akin to two bloody blades, capable of causing one to feel a chill up one's spine.

A timid person would definitely be scared into retreat by his stare, but that was not the case for Xiang Shaoyun. He was completely unaffected. When the man saw Xiang Shaoyun show no fear, he released a thick murderous intent.

"Oh look, it's the Scorching Blood Monarch. Sure, I might need to show a tiny bit of fear if it's the Noxious Blood Monarch here instead. As for you, heh, you are far from enough," said Earth Skeleton with a displeased expression. He then looked at the young man and said, "This must be your son. What, is he ballsy enough to get on the arena?"

"If he has the guts to go, I'll go," replied the young man, his eyes still staring at Xiang Shaoyun. Scorching Blood Monarch wasn't even given a chance to say anything.

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