Lu Yin’s next opponent in the ported battles was another Melder, the most common type of contestant one could find. The order of occurrence went Melders, Limiteers, Sentinels, and then a minority of Explorers.
He looked at his current target and lifted his hand, the air rippling as he started stacking attacks. Six Stacks hadn’t burdened him at all before, and using even seven didn’t add much load. An astonished Lu Yin got to eight when the Melder blinked towards him and kicked out, almost shattering the sky with his powerful battle techniques. Facing such close combat, he went all the way to nine directly. Nine explosions of power left the sky buzzing, shattering the powerful Melder in an instant.
Lu Yin was stunned; the power of Nine Stacks far exceeded that of Six Stacks and even the six-star Cosmic Palm. He hadn’t even used the Shockwave Palm, this was pure energy layering! He appeared beneath the teleportation stone once more and fell into deep thought as he stared at his palm. Nine Stacks wasn’t his limit, his body could endure much more. Just how strong had he become? He huffed and re-entered the ported battle with an excited gaze.
The next four people Lu Yin met were all melders, and none of them could defeat him. The fifth was a Limiteer powerhouse named Invincible Palm, but even that didn’t frighten him any more. Instead, he grew excited at the prospect of finally being able to test his limits.
A loud explosion rang out as the Limiteer rushed over to Lu Yin and pressed his palm down, the surging star energy almost suffocating the fresh Melder. Lu Yin responded to the threat with the Nine Stacks Ninefold Shockwave Palm without hesitation, the nine echoes shattering the earth below. The extreme pressure on his organs left him amazed by the opponent's strength, and the feeling went both ways.
Invincible Palm hadn’t expected a Melder to be able to block nine of his blows. He had intended to win quickly and used the top battle technique of Astral-7, the Starburst Palm. This technique compressed all of one’s star energy into every strike, rebounding it back into one’s body once the attack completed. Each attack dissipated a negligible amount of energy but possessed enormous power; the nine palms were equivalent to nine full attacks.
The Limiteer lifted his hand once more, but this time Lu Yin dodged just as a large hole was blasted into the ground and tried to counter-attack under the cover of the dust. However, intense pressure suddenly almost crippled him as he targeted his opponent’s back; this person had an innate gift of gravity! The hundredfold gravity increase stunned Lu Yin, and Invincible Palm stretched his hands out and struck out in rapid succession to crush his internal organs.
Lu Yin opened his eyes under the teleportation stone once more, feeling vexed. He hadn’t expected the opponent to have an innate gift of gravity, which was what lost him the battle; had he known, he would have played it safer. However, even if he hadn’t used brute force, Lu Yin still felt that he wouldn’t be a match for that Limiteer. All of Invincible Palm’s attacks were insanely powerful, and his star energy reserves seemed to be endless. He didn’t know where this crazy person came from.
In Astral-7, astonishment filled Dai Ao’s eyes, “A Melder who could force my innate gift, and he only lost after 23 Starburst Palms when his organs were crushed. He really is a genius, pity that I had something to do. Seventh Brother, huh… Let’s meet again soon, I want a good battle with you.”
Back at Astral-10, Lu Yin walked out from under the teleportation stone and his results were announced, “Lu Yin, 13 victories to 19 defeats.”
Michelle and Hui Daynight who were nearby, as well as Zhao Yilong and Lulu who had just arrived looked at him in shock.
“Six wins in a row, you just won six in a row!” Michelle stated, her dark red eyes opened wide.
Lu Yin nodded calmly, “It’s just good luck.”
Hui walked forward and stared at Lu Yin, “Were all of your opponents Sentinels?”
Lu Yin frowned, “Attitude! I have no obligation to answer you.”
“Tell me!” Hui commanded.
A cold gaze flashed past Lu Yin’s eyes and he glared back, “You’re really annoying.”
The Daynight youth smirked, “You found a way to get weaklings to enter the ported battles, didn’t you.”
The old man in the distance blinked, “There is no way to cheat in ported battles, only the strongest will win.”
“I don’t believe it, he’s just a cultivator from the Outerverse, how could he get six consecutive victories when we can’t?” Hui bellowed in a rage. This time, even Michelle frowned while Lulu was annoyed.
Lu Yin laughed and turned to the Trialmaster, “Could we have a battle here? It’ll be over quickly.”
The old man nodded, “Don’t destroy the plants.”
Lu Yin smiled and turned back, “Don’t worry, it’ll only take a moment.”
Hui’s gaze was icy as he stared at Lu Yin, “So what if you’re a Melder? I’ll show you that you’re still nothing.”
Lu Yin lifted his hand, “Come then, show me how powerful the Daynight Clan is.”
Hui’s eyes widened in response to the disdain in Lu Yin’s tone. How dare a bumpkin from the Outerverse look down on them? “Daynight Soulfinger!” His body vanished in a moment, replaced by a finger pointed towards Lu Yin from the sky. Lu Yin instantly felt some indescribable rift in his body; if souls truly existed, this was likely the feeling of it getting torn apart. This truly was a battle technique worthy of the Daynight Clan, but he simply aimed up and grabbed the finger out of the sky. A bit of force and the sound of bones shattering rang out, pulling Hui out of the sky with force and sending him to his knees.
The Daynight youth wasn’t the only one shocked at this point; Michelle and the others were simply dumbfounded. Although Hui was only a Sentinel, he was definitely stronger than most Melders. The battle techniques of the Daynight Clan were also difficult to defend against, and it was remarkable for Lu Yin to beat it so easily.
“I already told you this would only take an instant.” Lu Yin glanced at Hui and smiled; as someone who’d entered the corridor of the Daynight inheritance stone, the unique soul effects of the clan’s attacks weren’t as significant towards him. This was especially true when his opponent was just a Sentinel.
Hui’s eyes narrowed, “Impossible, the soulfinger isn’t affecting you at all. Why?”
Lu Yin exerted some more force in his hand and shattered the finger completely, “You have no right to question me.”
Hui Daynight gritted his teeth in pain and growled, his star energy erupting as he tried to push Lu Yin away in vain. Lu Yin simply grabbed his finger and flung him away with immense strength before turning to Michelle, “Are you going in next?”
Michelle stared at Lu Yin and thought about it for a moment before leaving. Zhao Yilong hadn’t paid much attention to Lu Yin initially, confident that he would win even with a difference in realms, but now he felt that this person was very powerful. Six consecutive victories couldn’t be obtained with pure luck, or it wouldn’t be a mere three to finish the most difficult Sentinel mission. He ended up leaving as well, a trace of resolution on his face. Hui Daynight didn’t come back either.
Lu Yin felt like he had provoked them all. The Sentinels had all been waiting to finish their Melder breakthroughs, but he would likely be the catalyst for them to start. He couldn’t wait to test himself against them when they did.
Lulu was the only one left behind, and Lu Yin knew that the girl was itching to fight him the moment he saw her glowing eyes. Indeed, she spoke up impatiently, “You’ve changed so much so quickly, let’s spar.”
Lu Yin shrugged, “We’re not allowed to battle here.”
“No battle, then, we can just compare strength.” She licked her lips, looking at him with a provocative gaze.
Comparing strength? Lu Yin grew interested as well; he did want to find out how strong he actually was. “Fine, how do you want to do it?”
“Simple, tug of war. We’ll see who moves first.” Lulu stretched out her dainty hand and smiled as Lu Yin grabbed the soft palm, “Let’s start.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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