Chapter 1621: Er...

"Thump!" An irregular "大" character appeared on the ground; this was the figure of A'Ruheng.

Tang Wulin was completely dumbstruck by this sudden turn of events. He simply couldn't understand what had just happened!

After handing Sima Jinchi over to Yali for treatment, he hurried over to the crater in the ground and pulled A'Ruheng out of it.

A'Ruheng possessed far superior physical resistance compared to Sima Jinchi, but his battle armor was also quite damaged, and there were many charred patches on his body as well.

Tang Wulin wore a speechless expression as he asked, "What happened, Senior Disciple Brother?"

A'Ruheng turned to Tang Wulin with a resigned expression. "At the time, I was thinking: how could a woman be so ugly? AND I hugged her! Eurgh..."

Tang Wulin really wanted to throw him back into the crater after hearing his thoughts! Sima Jinchi's thoughts were most likely much the same.

Thus, Spirit Academy won the first two-on-two match, but it was a completely inexplicable victory.

The Shrek Academy duo had been dominating their opponents, and victory was literally within their grasp, but they had suffered a stunning defeat, and Sima Jinchi was severely injured, so he clearly couldn't participate in the final seven-on-seven match.

How did this happen?! Tang Wulin had been very confident in this pair.

Sima Jinchi and A'Ruheng were constantly bickering with one another, but they had actually been cultivating together for a very long time, and despite their argumentative relationship, they had a high level of tacit understanding with each other. As such, they were able to confuse the opponent, then display their exemplary teamwork when it mattered. On top of that, both of them possessed Hyper Douluo level powers, so individually, they were actually more powerful than some members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters.

Qiangu Dongfeng's expression was also very peculiar. He had also been very confident in the Bai sisters, and his heart had completely sunk when Sima Jinchi had sealed all light elements. He was well aware of just how powerful Ephemeral Light was; this was a soul fusion skill that was close to the Limit Douluo level in power, and even if he were to come up against it, he would only be able to passively defend until they ran out of soul power.

Once the two of them became Hyper Douluos, their soul fusion skill would truly reach the Limit Douluo level, thereby making them an important trump card for the Spirit Pagoda.

But who could've predicted that there would be an opponent capable of sealing light to such a complete extent? Without their soul fusion skill, the Bai sisters were far less formidable. Almost all of their practical combat training had been done with their soul fusion skill, and it would be a great pity if they were to be defeated under these circumstances.

However, who could've imagined that two screams would suddenly turn the tables?

Even though the match had been won, Qiangu Dongfeng wasn't feeling very happy.

Bai Haoze and Bao Zhicen descended in front of Qiangu Dongfeng, and they were still speaking in their female voices as they said in unison, "Chairman."

Almost everyone from the Spirit Pagoda around Qiangu Dongfeng had taken an unconscious step backward.

Just as A'Ruheng had said, these were two rugged and burly men, but they possessed female voices that were very pleasing to the ears; it was truly quite disturbing!

Qiangu Dongfeng's eyelids twitched as he said, "You did very well; go and rest now."

"Yes!"

Bai Haoze cast her gaze toward the unconscious Sima Jinchi, while Bai Zhicen turned toward A'Ruheng.

In response to Bai Zhicen's surreptitious glance, A'Ruheng's eyes immediately rolled back into his head, and he also fell unconscious, although it was unclear whether he was acting or not.

Tang Wulin almost gave him a slap to his bald head as he said in a low voice, "Are you an idiot? Can't you see she's in disguise? The Spirit Pagoda must've disguised their original appearance so they could be used as future trump cards."

A'Ruheng immediately reopened his eyes upon hearing this. "Is that true?"

Tang Wulin rolled his eyes, and replied, "Why would I lie to you about something like this?"

A'Ruheng scratched his head in a slightly embarrassed manner as he said, "The situation just now really caught me off guard. It was all Sima Jinchi's fault! We had already prepared to land the final blows, but who would've thought that his stupid light seal would suddenly cut off? We wouldn't have lost if he hadn't been so useless!"

Sima Jinchi had already awakened while receiving Yali's treatment, and he immediately flared up with rage upon hearing this. "Bullsh*t!" 

"How is it bullsh*t? Am I not correct to pin the blame on you?"

"You had already caught your opponent in a full embrace; if you had eliminated her, it would've been two-on-one, and our victory would've been assured!"

"You're one to talk! Why didn't you knock your opponent unconscious? If you had knocked out your opponent, my opponent wouldn't have been able to pose any threat to me!"

"That's enough! Go and bicker in the back!" Tang Wulin was left feeling completely speechless. 

This was the first match that had completely spiraled out of his control. Thankfully, he still had enough up his sleeve to give Qiangu Dongfeng a massive surprise.

Thus, he turned to Qiangu Dongfeng with an exasperated expression, and said, "I didn't think you'd stoop to these tricks, Chairman Qiangu. Is your Spirit Academy offering disguise classes?"

Qiangu Dongfeng knew that Tang Wulin was mocking him, and he replied in an indifferent manner, "The outcome has already been decided; let's continue. You're currently losing by three points; if we win the final two two-on-two matches, then there will be no need for the final seven-on-seven match."

Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "I'm afraid I'll have to rain on your parade. I'm going to be appearing in the next match; I hope you'll organize sufficiently powerful opponents for me."

Qiangu Dongfeng's eyes narrowed slightly upon hearing this. He had never dared to look down on Tang Wulin. Tang Wulin's rate of progression was downright astounding, and it seemed that he was constantly evolving. Aside from Gu Yuena, he was the most exceptional young Soul Master that Qiangu Dongfeng had ever seen.

Ye Xinglan and Yuanen Yehui had both put on stunning displays, yet he was the leader of Shrek’s Seven Monsters and the current Sea God's Pavilion Master, and that was sufficient testament to his abilities. Qiangu Dongfeng was wondering who his partner for this two-on-two match was going to be.

The current score was six to three, and Spirit Academy had double Shrek Academy's points. Just as Qiangu Dongfeng had said, if Shrek Academy were to lose both two-on-two matches, then there would be no need for this clash to continue as a lead of five points would be unassailable.

Thus, the next two-on-two match would be extremely important for Shrek Academy. If they were to lose again, then they would be piling immense pressure upon themselves.

Who was Tang Wulin's partner going to be? Everyone's eyes were on him.

Meanwhile, two people emerged from the Spirit Pagoda camp behind Qiangu Dongfeng. One of them patted Qiangu Dongfeng on the shoulder, and Qiangu Dongfeng immediately stepped off to the side as he said in a respectful manner, "I'll be counting on you, Big Brother."

The man nodded in response before casting his gaze toward Tang Wulin.

The man bore a very similar appearance to Qiangu Dongfeng, and he appeared to be slightly younger than Qiangu Dongfeng, yet Qiangu Dongfeng was referring to him as "big brother", and that was a clear indication of his status in the Spirit Pagoda.

His partner was an elegant woman who wore a faint smile, and she appeared to be in her thirties.

She was holding hands with the man, and they seemed to be very intimate with one another.

The two of them exchanged a glance before rising straight up into the air, and neither of them released their martial soul from the get-go.

Two people also rose up from the Shrek Academy camp, and Tang Wulin's partner was none other than Holy Spirit Douluo Yali.  [1]

Yali was also very beautiful and youthful in appearance, and if one didn't know any better, they could be forgiven for thinking that these two were a pair of lovers as well.

"That's Qiangu Qingfeng; I didn't think that he would represent the Spirit Pagoda," Yali said in a low voice.

"Qiangu Qingfeng?" Tang Wulin turned toward Yali with a perplexed expression to find that there was a hint of concern in her eyes.

Yali explained, "He's Qiangu Dongfeng's blood brother, but in contrast with Qiangu Dongfeng, who grew up in the Spirit Pagoda, he was very rebellious in his youth, and his martial soul wasn't the Coiling Dragon Staff, so he wasn't held in as high a regard in the Qiangu Family."

[1] [Like I said earlier, Yali has technically already appeared in a one-on-one match, so this is another inconsistency, but just pretend like she hasn't competed yet LOL]

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