“The round is over. The Tang Sect wins!” announced Zheng Zhan.
With his announcement, the protective barrier over the arena disappeared. Wang Dong’er felt that something was amiss. While this opponent did make quite a lot of trouble for her, she was not a bloodthirsty person, and she did not plan on killing her opponent. However, her opponent died just like that. Can it be because he sucked my blood?
Just as she was pondering this question, there was a sudden sharp scream. A shadow dashed onto the arena like a bolt of black lightning. A black light flashed, and almost instantly the shadow was in front of Wang Dong’er. A long white hand suddenly appeared, and five thirty-centimeter long dark gold claws shot out as they came slashing down toward Wang Dong’er’s head.
With her previous lesson in mind, Wang Dong’er had become far more guarded against her opponents, especially since she had just killed someone. Hence, she did not panic in the face of this sudden attack. With her Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, she quickly retreated out of range.
A layer of white light shone, and the two of them were separated. Zheng Zhan had intervened!
The Unbreakable Douluo was already controlling his temper. Now, in the face of another rule violation, he flew into a rage. A milky-white light appeared and enveloped the black figure. In a deep voice, he said, “The Clearjade Sect violated the rules by ambushing their opponent! They lose this round!”
As he said that, he waved his right hand, and a powerful, shapeless energy sent the black-robed person, the captain of the Clearjade Sect, flying off the arena.
The captain of the Clearjade Sect did not expect that Zheng Zhan would not only block him, but also disqualify him. The moment he landed on the ground, he jumped back onto the arena.
“She killed my brother!” a raspy yet feminine voice could be heard from the black robes. While it sounded plain, the killing intent in it was evident.
A woman? The captain of the Clearjade Sect was actually a woman? So Adler was her brother!
When Zheng Zhan heard this sentence, his expression softened a bit as he said, “Regardless of your tie with him, his accidental death just now cannot be undone. However, you tried to ambush your opponent, and hence, you are disqualified. If you can still take part in the group round, you may fight.”
“She killed my brother,” the captain of the Clearjade Sect coldly said once more. With that, she leapt off the arena and sat back down in her spot as if nothing had happened.
“The Tang Sect wins.” Zheng Zhan had to preserve the integrity of his role. Like this, Wang Dong’er had won three rounds. Furthermore, the captain of the Clearjade Sect was defeated just like that.
Wang Dong’er’s eyes narrowed. She stared at the mysterious captain, and then said to Zheng Zhan, “Referee, I concede defeat in the next round. The Tang Sect will send someone else up.”
After two rounds of battling, her soul power was greatly depleted. While she had recovered some of her blood essence, she decided to follow Huo Yuhao’s plan. After all, she had fulfilled her role for this competition thus far.
“The Tang Sect concedes defeat and wishes to switch out. Can the next competitor from both teams please come forward?” Zheng Zhan announced after he acknowledged Wang Dong’er’s defeat.
Xiao Xiao walked into the arena to welcome Wang Dong’er. She gave her a thumbs-up and smiled.
Wang Dong’er said quietly, “Xiao Xiao, be careful. The Clearjade Sect is mysterious. They use their close combat soul tools to support their martial souls, instead of using their martial souls to support their close combat soul tools.”
“Got it!” Xiao Xiao replied quietly. Her beautiful eyes showed nothing but confidence. Up until this moment, she had not really participated. In the previous tournament, she had been too weak, and thought that she could not contribute enough for her team. Now, she finally had a chance to engage in a one-on-one fight. She was brimming with fighting spirit.
Off the arena, Wang Dong’er instantly returned to Huo Yuhao’s side. In one hand, she clutched a milk bottle, and she held Huo Yuhao’s right hand with her other hand. Their Haodong Power fused, and she began the process of gradually recovering her soul power.
“The opponent’s captain is not someone to trifle with. Afterward, in the group round, you have to be careful of her,” said Huo Yuhao in a low voice.
Wang Dong’er frowned and said, “Yes, I can feel it too. Her energy resembles Adler’s, but it’s much stronger. If I’m not wrong, she should be a Soul Emperor like me. She’s evidently the core of the Clearjade Sect. Now, they’re one man down. Doesn’t she want to kill me? How about I distract her in the group round later, and the rest of you take care of the other members of their team?”
Huo Yuhao smiled and said, “This is a good plan. Let’s see if she’ll fall for it.”
Wang Dong’er smiled too, and said, “You have so much confidence in me!”
Huo Yuhao chuckled and said, “Have you forgotten? We’re from Shrek. What’s our motto?”
“Invincible among those of the same level!” Wang Dong’er said, her smile brimming with pride.
Huo Yuhao did not reply. He thought in his heart, Also, I’ll always be by your side.
The third member of the Clearjade Sect was also a girl. Compared to the previous two, she looked more normal. Her face was clear, and she looked pre-pubescent. There was an innocent look about her, and yet she wore a heavy expression on her face. She did not seem to have been affected by Adler’s death.
“Report your names.”
“Tang Sect, Xiao Xiao.”
“Clearjade Sect, Qin Yueyue.”
The two competitors retreated to their respective corners. The Unbreakable Douluo appeared to have regained his cool as he let the two of them go to their corners.
With his announcement, the two sides started to move. Xiao Xiao took small but light steps as she rushed toward her opponent. She was neither fast nor slow, but instead, she walked at a controlled pace. She appeared to be in no rush to release her martial soul.
Qin Yueyue raised her hands in front of her, and as a ray of light flashed, a weapon appeared in her palms.
It was a long chopping knife… one with a long grip.
The knife was about 3 meters long, and the head of the knife was about a meter wide. The back of the knife was wide, and its blade was extremely sharp. The entire knife gave off a layer of green light, and it seemed exceedingly sharp. However, it was wielded by a girl who was no taller than 1.6 meters. It looked like Qin Yueyue’s palms were not big enough to wrap around the handle of her own knife.
Soul rings started to appear from the top of this long knife. There were five soul rings: two yellow, two purple, and one black. This was an ideal soul ring combination. Furthermore, the long knife was evidently not a soul tool, but instead, her martial soul. No matter how heavy a tool soul was, it would always weigh nothing to its soul master. No wonder she appeared frail, but was actually able to wield this huge knife.
Evidently the three members of the Clearjade Sect all had immense fighting potential. Until now, they had yet to send a four-ringed team member out, only all Soul Kings. Their overall strength was immense. They were no weaker than the Sun Moon team that had put so much pressure on the Shrek team in the previous tournament.
Very few people from the Sun Moon Empire knew much about the Clearjade Sect, much less the teams from the other countries. No one had known that such a powerful sect existed in Radiant City!
Neither competitor moved quickly, and the pace of this battle was unlike the previous one. Soon, they reached the center of the arena.
When Qin Yueyue was twenty meters away from Xiao Xiao, she suddenly stopped. She turned her body, and the huge knife in her hand slashed out towards Xiao Xiao. The first soul ring on the knife started to shine, and a ray of green blade light shot out as it cut at Xia Xiao.
Darkness appeared have lit up in the next moment. A huge cauldron appeared in mid-air without warning, blocking the blade light.
With a ringing of metal, the green light disappeared, and the cauldron stopped moving. Under Xiao Xiao’s feet, the ideal combination of five soul rings also rose. Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron!
When Xiao Xiao released her own martial soul, the judge Zheng Zhan thought, These two girls are so weird. One wields a huge knife, and other a huge cauldron. This will be interesting.
With her first slash blocked, Qin Yueyue tried to cut out again. Her first soul ring shone, but this time, the blade light only carved a solitary line in the ground.
Xiao Xiao retracted her Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron. She quickened her footsteps as she rushed toward her opponent.
In terms of martial souls, Xiao Xiao appeared to be a control-type soul master, or maybe a control-defense type soul master. Her Ninephoenix Worshipping Flute added one soul ring, while her Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron was good at both control and defense. If she wanted to defeat her opponent, she needed to get close to her.
The green blade light was soon in front of Xiao Xiao. The Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron naturally appeared once more as it moved to block the green blade light. However, the blade light twisted and made another line in the ground. It actually circumvented her cauldron as it sliced toward Xiao Xiao.
Xiao Xiao’s Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron moved at that moment, too, touching the ground with one of its feet. As the blade light changed directions, the Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron also rotated on that leg and hit the green blade light, shattering it.
In this short exchange, both sides were able to demonstrate their control over their martial souls. The audience who were far off could not see clearly, but those that were closer could not help but sigh in admiration. Both of them are so strong! This sentiment was shared by everyone watching this match.Previous Chapter Next Chapter