Chapter 1602: Intensifying Competition

Yuanen Yehui replied, "I'm not confident in him; I'm confident in Wulin. The Spirit Pagoda is actively provoking us, so we have to teach them a lesson. The biggest advantage for us is that the Spirit Pagoda doesn't know the full extent of the high-end power we have. On top of that, they'll also be reluctant to take things too far, and we have far more trump cards than they can imagine, the most important of which is the existence of the Seven Saint Paradise."

A peculiar look appeared on Yuanen Tiandang's face at the mention of the Seven Saint Paradise. "Those seven really are fearsome beings."

Yuanen Yehui sighed, "Please don't mention them. To be honest, I never want to see them again if possible. Have you been to the Seven Saint Paradise, Father?"

A wry smile appeared on Yuanen Tiandang's face. "I have, and I can understand what you mean. If I were in your place, I'd also want to avoid them like the plague. However, I have to admit that if I had undergone their training at your age, many of the subsequent tragedies in my life would've been avoided. Shrek Academy nurtures talent, while the seven old demons train the heart. Those who can pass their training will undoubtedly benefit immensely from it."

Yuanen Yehui said, "It's a good thing they're on our side. This entire plan was devised by Old Demon Greed and Wulin; the Spirit Pagoda is going to be in for a nasty surprise."

Yuanen Tiandang chuckled, "I'm looking forward to this. You go and take a rest for now."

"Alright."

News of Yuanen Yehui demolishing 300 mechas with a single punch spread like wildfire, primarily due to the presence of all of the reporters on the scene.

The competition between the two academies was already common knowledge across the continent, and all of the high-grade academies and Soul Masters on the continent were keeping tabs on this joint enrolment day. In particular, the other high-grade academies were waiting to see which academy would come out on top before devising their own enrolment strategy.

In the beginning, it seemed that Shrek Academy was destined to lose. The Spirit Pagoda's resources were simply far too plentiful, but who could've imagined this sudden turn of events?

Just a single punch had smashed the Spirit Pagoda's momentum into smithereens!

Yuanen Yehui had made the Spirit Pagoda's provocation look downright laughable, as if they were a bunch of court jesters.

Shortly thereafter, a stir began to run through the line outside Spirit Academy.

"What is it, honey? I'm here lining up with our son... What did you say? One person from Shrek Academy demolished 300 mechas with one punch? Surely not! The mechas were in the sky just now... You're right, they're not over here now; they seem to have flown toward Shrek Academy earlier. My god, if that's true, then this is insane! I heard that Shrek’s Seven Monsters only attended Shrek Academy for less than 20 years. What should we do?... Alright, I'll head over to Shrek Academy right away; our son is no slouch. Besides, even if we fail, we can always come back to Spirit Academy."

Similar calls were taking place all throughout the line, and initially, only a few people began to defect, but it soon became a trend, and the entire crowd quickly erupted into a frenzy.

At Spirit Academy.

"What?" Qiangu Zhangting was fuming with rage after receiving the news. Not only had their attempt at provocation completely backfired, they had even lost a divine-grade mecha!

"Principal, there's already some unrest in the crowd; what should we do? We have to calm everyone down somehow!"

"What a bunch of useless fools! You wait here; I'll go see the chairman." Thus, Qiangu Zhangting immediately departed and headed toward the main school building of Spirit Academy.

Before he had even reached the entrance of the school building, Qiangu Dongfeng had already emerged with a dark expression.

"What do we do, Grandfather?"

Qiangu Dongfeng hadn't anticipated this situation, either. How had things turned out like this with three divine-grade mechas leading the way?

He had to do something now. Otherwise, once the unrest spread even further, Shrek Academy would be able to turn the tables.

Qiangu Dongfeng took a deep breath, and said, "There are two things that we must do: firstly, we have to prove that we're more powerful than Shrek Academy, and secondly, we have to defuse the unrest at all costs."

Qiangu Zhangting asked, "Then what should we do? There are already people defecting to Shrek Academy."

Qiangu Dongfeng replied in a cold voice, "I'll make a trip to Shrek Academy in person. In the meantime, make an announcement that all accepted students will be gifted a thousand-year-old soul spirit that suits their martial soul."

"What? That's way too much!" Qiangu Zhangting was given quite a fright upon hearing this.

Qiangu Dongfeng snapped, "Consider the situation! It looks like this is a massive price to pay, but that's only when considering the market price; I'm sure I don't need to tell you the production costs of our soul spirits. Keep an eye on the situation here; I'll go deal with Shrek Academy. I knew they wouldn't take this lying down."

Qiangu Dongfeng rose up into the air as he spoke, then flew away as a streak of light.

Meanwhile, Qiangu Zhangting took a deep breath to compose himself, then instructed an employee to announce the new benefits Qiangu Dongfeng had just mandated.

The 300 mechas were in ruins, and one divine-grade mecha pilot was in critical condition. All of a sudden, Spirit Academy had become a massive laughing stock.

The mechas were scrambling to help one another, and some of the more heavily damaged mechas were carried away by the ones that could still function.

Massive losses were going to be incurred in the aftermath of this incident. The repair cost for the damaged mechas alone was going to amount to a huge sum, and it was clear that Shrek Academy had no intention of returning that divine-grade mecha.

Just as the two divine-grade mecha pilots were unsure of how to proceed, they received a call from Qiangu Dongfeng, instructing them to keep the situation in check and await the arrival of Qiangu Dongfeng himself.

Shortly thereafter, dozens of figures flew over from the distance like a series of shooting stars. The group was giving off a sense of immense pressure, immediately drawing the attention of all of the registrants over at Shrek Academy.

It appeared that everyone was going to be treated to a good show!

There were over 30 figures in total, and they descended in front of all of the mechas.

Even though Qiangu Dongfeng had already seen what had happened through the live broadcast, witnessing the pitiful scene live managed to fan the flames of fury in his heart even further, and he almost swore out loud.

The two divine-grade mechas were opened, and a pair of middle-aged men emerged with strained expressions. This was truly a humiliating experience.

The two of them didn't know what to say aside from offer their apologies. "Our sincerest apologies, Chairman."

Qiangu Dongfeng waved a hand in response. "I'll take care of everything from here. Please come with me, but get the other mechas to return to the academy, and we'll tally the damage there."

The two divine-grade mecha pilots nodded in response. Despite their lofty status in the mecha pilot and Soul Master world, they didn't dare to display any arrogance toward Qiangu Dongfeng.

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