Chapter 1617: Three to Three

The humiliating defeat suffered by Da Mo was obviously still clear in her mind.

Losing the match wasn't a big deal, but if her suit of three-word battle armor were ruined, then that would be a massive loss!

The two of them seemed to have fallen into an impasse, and no one could see what condition Ye Xinglan was in, but her attacks continued to flow toward Li Mengjie in an unrelenting wave. Li Mengjie's domain and defenses were slowly being worn down, and everyone down below was appraising the battle with nervous expressions.

All of a sudden, Li Mengjie heaved a resigned sigh as if she had just made a very difficult decision, and she swept her right hand through the air to release a burst of translucent light. This was a cloak that was almost completely transparent, and it instantly draped itself over her entire body.

The oncoming streaks of starlight that struck her body were then all repelled by the cloak, leaving her completely unharmed.

Immediately thereafter, a light barrier was released by the cloak, enveloping Li Mengjie within it. Regardless of how fierce Ye Xinglan's assault became, it was unable to breach this layer of defense.

Tang Wulin's expression immediately stiffened as he identified the cloak to be a divine weapon.

This wasn't the first time that he was seeing a divine weapon from the Spirit Pagoda, and it was undoubtedly the case that the Spirit Pagoda was currently the wealthiest organization on the entire continent.

Li Mengjie hailed from an ancient family that had been an integral part of the Spirit Pagoda for thousands of years, and the divine weapon she was using was her family's most prized treasure.

After each usage, this Celestial Maiden Cloak would take an entire year to recharge, so it wasn't to be used unless the situation absolutely necessitated its usage.

Under the protection of the Celestial Maiden Cloak, all of Ye Xinglan's attacks had been completely kept at bay.

After a few more minutes, the barrage of starlight finally began to thin out, and Ye Xinglan was revealed, hovering in mid-air with a slightly pale complexion.

Her grip on her Stargod Sword was still as steady as ever, and she took a deep breath as she prepared to unleash a new barrage of attacks.

Even after witnessing her opponent's divine weapon, she had no intention of backing down.

However, right at this moment, Li Mengjie suddenly sprang into action.

She hurled her short sword forward, and it transformed into a massive white veil that encompassed heaven and earth. At the same time, she waved her staff, and nine projections of the Demonic Maiden appeared in mid-air.

The white veil swept forth, and all nine Demonic Maidens thrust a finger toward Ye Xinglan in unison, unleashing nine streaks of piercing light that reached Ye Xinglan in a flash.

Ye Xinglan swung her Stargod Sword in retaliation, but the nine streaks of light were all imbued with extremely fearsome power, and each of them was rotating in a different direction.

This was Li Mengjie's ninth soul skill, Nine Fingers of the Heavenly Demon!

As for that white veil, that was her Baleful Heavenly Veil, which was an attack formed by the most powerful baleful aura.

This was a last-ditch effort for Li Mengjie, and both Ye Xinglan and her Stargod Sword began to tremor in the face of the nine fingers.

Finally, one of the fingers struck her left shoulder, and she gave a muffled groan as she stumbled back in retreat.

The Baleful Heavenly Veil instantly swept forth to bind her tightly, and in the next instant, the short sword had already reappeared and reached her glabella.

The match was decided!

Li Mengjie looked into Ye Xinglan's eyes, and said, "You've done very well, lass. This is not a glorious victory for me; perhaps I would've already lost if not for my Celestial Maiden Cloak. Can you tell me the name of that last technique that you unleashed?"

Ye Xinglan replied in an expressionless manner, "Revolving Heaven and Stars."

That's right, it was her eighth soul skill, Revolving Heaven and Stars!

She had first released her sword soul to unleash a devastating assault, then used Revolving Heaven and Stars to replicate a galaxy to attack Li Mengjie from all directions. Ye Xinglan had poured everything that she had into that attack, and it had been extremely fearsome.

Li Mengjie nodded in response. "The future belongs to your generation."

She then withdrew her Baleful Heavenly Veil and slowly descended.

A hint of disappointment appeared in Ye Xinglan's eyes, and she also returned to the ground.

Tang Wulin hurriedly made his way over to her, and consoled, "It's alright, she only won because she had a divine weapon."

However, Ye Xinglan didn't even look at him. Instead, she was murmuring to herself, "My soul power is still too lackluster. If I had been able to unleash my ninth soul skill there, the outcome would've perhaps been different."

Tang Wulin was rendered speechless upon hearing this. 

Thus, the score stood at a tie with three points for each side.

However, technically speaking, Shrek Academy had gained a slight upper hand, particularly in that final match, where Li Mengjie had even been forced to use a divine weapon. Just as Li Mengjie had admitted herself, that was not a glorious victory for her.

Thus came the seventh and final one-on-one match.

Tang Wulin strode forward, as did Qiangu Dongfeng on the other side.

"Are you planning to take part in this match, Sect Master Tang?" Qiangu Dongfeng asked with a smile.

Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "I'd be willing to take part if you'll be my opponent."

Qiangu Dongfeng chuckled, "Sure, why not?"

"Go ahead," Tang Wulin prompted.

Qiangu Dongfeng immediately rose up into the air. He was a Limit Douluo, and in his eyes, no matter how powerful Tang Wulin was, there was no way he stood a chance in a one-on-one battle. After all, he had been defeated by Gu Yuena during the joust for a spouse event, and she wasn't even a Limit Douluo.

If the chairman of the Spirit Pagoda could defeat the Tang Sect Master, then that would be a massive symbolic victory.

However, instead of Tang Wulin, it was someone else who rose up into the air from Shrek Academy.

Furthermore, he only sprang up to an altitude of around 20 meters before descending back down onto the ground. "I concede!"

This person was standing near the back of the Shrek Academy camp, so no one had noticed his existence.

His appearance was very ordinary, and there weren't even many people in Shrek Academy who recognized him, let alone the people from the Spirit Pagoda.

"What are you doing, Uncle Li?" Tang Wulin hurriedly rushed toward the man with a panicked expression.

The man looked to be in his fifties, and was wearing a set of very minimalistic cloth garments.

He turned to Tang Wulin with a wry smile, and said, "I'm sorry, Pavilion Master; I wanted to do my part for the academy."

Tang Wulin's expression darkened slightly. "Uncle Li, you..."

Uncle Li sighed, "I wanted to do my part, but he's way too powerful for me, so I had no choice but to concede."

Tang Wulin asked in an accusatory voice, "Uncle Li, you're not a Spirit Pagoda spy, are you?"

Uncle Li immediately shook his head vigorously. "Of course not! I've been tending to the front entrance of our Shrek Academy for over 30 years. If it weren't for the fact that I just so happened to be on holiday during the bombing, I would already be dead! Even after the bombing, I immediately came back upon receiving news of the academy's rebuild; you can't slander me like this, Pavilion Master!"

Qiangu Dongfeng was completely perplexed. Was this guy really a spy from the Spirit Pagoda? If so, why had he never heard of him?

All of a sudden, Qiangu Dongfeng realized what was going on. However, before he had a chance to say anything, Tang Wulin looked up at him with an indignant expression, and said, "Fine, we can't go back on our word, so we concede this match. Congratulations, Chairman Qiangu, you've beaten our academy's security guard."

Qiangu Dongfeng descended from above with a furious expression. "This is clearly a ploy from you to avoid having to face me in battle!"

A cold smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "You planted a spy in our academy, yet you're accusing me of foul play? How about you concede the match instead so you can feature in the later matches?"

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