Chapter 1302: The Last Round
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Soul Attack innate ability was powerful and strange. As soon as it was mobilized, it would be almost impossible for the opponent to escape death unless the opponent had a higher cultivation base and Spiritual Energy.
Most importantly, Soul Attack could not be defended against by Origin Energy and Profundity because they were of different natures.
Soul Attack was more illusory while Origin Energy and Profundity were substantive power.
Both of the Second Level Martial Emperor martial artists were evenly matched at the beginning.
However, as soon as the black-clad young man used his innate ability, he killed his opponent in just a blink of an eye.
“What a terrifying innate ability!”
“It’s a Soul Attack innate ability! It’s unavoidable! Unless his Spiritual Energy is higher than him, it would be difficult for him to escape death facing such an attack.”
“Even if his opponent’s Spiritual Energy is higher, he could use his innate ability to injure his opponent’s soul if his opponent’s Spiritual Energy is not much higher… He could defeat his opponent when his opponent is in a daze.”
The people who finally snapped back to their senses discussed among themselves while they looked at the black-clad young man with fear in their eyes.
Just like what they had said, during the match to qualify into the top ten of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, the black-clad young man encountered a Third Level Martial Emperor powerhouse.
Although he did not manage to kill his opponent with his innate ability, he managed to affect his opponent.
When his opponent’s soul was affected, the black-clad young man attacked. He injured and defeated his opponent.
“He really lives up to his reputation as a Variant,” Duan Ling Tian exclaimed.
“I wonder where Martial Emperor Qing Xuan found such a disciple… Since the Hidden Fog Martial Competition began, there are three other Variants. However, their innate abilities aren’t comparable to his,” Yang Hui could not help but exclaim.
‘Zhou Yi.’ Soon after, Duan Ling Tian saw that it was Zhou Yi’s turn.
However, Zhou Yi’s opponent was at the Second Level Martial Emperor Stage so his opponent defeated him easily.
“Zhou Yi, why didn’t you use your Quasi-Royal Grade Spirit Weapon?” Zhou Yi returned to Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s side after losing his qualification to enter the top ten. Martial Emperor Lei Ming was displeased.
In his opinion, Zhou Yi did not give his all because he did not use his Quasi-Royal Grade Spirit Weapon.
“Master, I’m no match for him even if I used my Quasi-Royal Grade Spirit Weapon.” Zhou Yi forced a smile on his face.
Naturally, it was just an excuse.
He did not use the tablet that was comparable to a Quasi-Royal Grade Spirit Weapon because he was worried Duan Ling Tian might see it.
He did not want Duan Ling Tian to find out the tablet was in his possession before discovering the mysterious tablet’s secret.
Duan Ling Tian was more powerful than him. It would be easy for him to snatch the tablet back.
It did not matter if he had Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s support. If he provoked Duan Ling Tian, he might tell Martial Emperor Lei Ming that the tablet was in his possession. He might even disclose the tablet’s secret to him. At that time, Martial Emperor Lei Ming would definitely take the tablet away from him.
He did not want to see that happen.
He did not hope to see the tablet that he had obtained with great effort benefiting Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
He was the only one who knew the price he had to pay for that tablet.
After a period of time had passed, the Hidden Fog Martial Competition’s top ten ranking was finally out. Duan Ling Tian was in the top ten.
On Ling Xuan Peak’s side, Zhou Di, Yang Hui’s first direct disciple, did not make it into top ten. He would not be able to fight for the Saint Stones.
Although Martial Emperor Ling Xuan was a little disappointed, he did not blame Zhou Yi since there were too many participants at the Martial Emperor Stage in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
Therefore, Duan Ling Tian was the only one from Ling Xuan Peak who entered the top ten ranking.
It was the same case for Martial Emperor Qiu Li’s disciples. Among the people from Qiu Li Mountain, only one of them managed to enter top ten. It was none other than Dong Hu.
Meanwhile, Xu Rong was the only one from You Han Valley who managed to enter the top ten.
It was the same for Thundercloud Peak. Lan Bi was the only one who managed to enter the top ten.
On Martial Emperor Qing Xuan’s side, two of his disciples successfully entered the top ten. One of them was the black-clad young man who possessed Soul Attack innate ability.
There were a total of six human martial artists from Cloud Continent who successfully made it into the top ten.
Naturally, there was another human martial artist who made it into Hidden Fog Martial Competition’s top ten. It was a violent, pale young lady. She was the direct disciple of the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island.
The remaining three in the top ten ranking were Demon Emperor powerhouses. One of them was from the Hidden Fog Island and the remaining two were from Cloud Continent.
One of the Demon Emperor powerhouses from Cloud Continent was Demon Emperor Man Wu’s direct disciple.
“The Hidden Fog Martial Competition’s coming to an end… The top ten rankings will be decided during the third round of the competition. It’s also the final round,” the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island said. His words fired up the crowd. Many of them had their eyes wide opened as they waited anticipatorily for the third round of the competition to begin.
The third round of competition would be brutal.
Soon after, the participants ranked in the top ten of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition each took nine specially-made tokens from the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island.
The rule for the final round of the competition was simple.
The participants could challenge any of the other nine participants. If they were victorious, they would win a token from their opponent.
The participant who obtained nine tokens and had a total of 18 tokens would be ranked No.1 in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
“Also, the remaining eight participants are prohibited to challenge the two participants who had just ended their match… This is the rules of the third round,” the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island said.
“There’s something I forgot to say… Nobody is allowed to kill in the third round of the competition. All you have to do is defeat your opponent without killing them. I’m sure it’s not difficult given your abilities.”
“Any participants who kill would not only be disqualified from the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, their cultivation base would be destroyed as well… I hope none of you will make that mistake,” the Third Island Master said. There was a hint of threat in his tone when he spoke.
The third and also the final round of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition began as everyone looked on.
The ten participants, including Duan Ling Tian, stood rooted to their spots as their eyes gradually turned cold.
Nobody made a move even after a while.
Many spectators gradually became a little impatient. “Why isn’t anyone moving?”
“Won’t they be able to rest after this match? Why aren’t they more enthusiastic about it?”
“Quick! The sun is going to set if all of you continue to delay this.”
More and more people began to urge Duan Ling Tian and the other participants.
Although Duan Ling Tian heard their urgings, he ignored it completely as though it was just wind blowing past his ears.
However, one of them could not take it anymore and made a move.
A strong-looking silhouette flew out and entered the ring.
It was Dong Hu, the direct disciple of Qiu Li Mountain’s Martial Emperor Qiu Li. He had previously fought with Duan Ling Tian and was defeated.
Therefore, he did not even look at Duan Ling Tian when he entered the ring.
Eventually, his eyes landed on Xu Rong, Martial Emperor You Han’s direct disciple. She was the only You Han Valley’s direct disciple at the Martial Emperor Stage.
Dong Hu was the only one at the First Level Martial Emperor Stage among the top ten participants. This was a testament to his powerful ability.
‘This Xu Rong… She’s great with the Han Bing’s Divine Sword Technique that she has cultivated. If she fights with Dong Hu, he won’t be able to last more than the span of thirty breaths.’ Duan Ling Tian had seen Xu Rong fight earlier. That was why he knew the level of her ability.
He had also fought Dong Hu previously so he knew even more about his ability.
As someone who had inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory from both his lives, Duan Ling Tian’s judgment was extraordinary.
Just as he had expected, Xu Rong defeated Dong Hu after over twenty breaths time. She took one of Dong Hu’s tokens and became the first to possess ten tokens.
Dong Hu was sad that he had lost a token and was left with only eight at the moment.
‘Judging by the current situation… It seems like I might really rank last among the ten participants.’ Dong Hu’s smile was forced. Although he felt a little helpless, he knew he had no choice but to accept this fact.
The second match began after Xu Rong defeated Dong Hu.
Dong Hu took the initiative to issue a challenge earlier. In the second match, another person also took the initiative to issue a challenge. It was one of the two participants under Martial Emperor Qing Xuan who had entered the top ten.
It was the black-clad young man who possessed Soul Attack innate ability.
“You.” The black-clad young man chose Thundercloud Peak’s Lan Bi as soon as he entered the ring.
Lan Bi’s expression turned ugly when she was chosen by him since she was not confident she could win if he was her opponent.
Fortunately, killing was prohibited in the third round of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
Otherwise, she would not dare to fight the black-clad young man because all of his opponents were killed in the previous rounds.
Those who were weak were killed by his Origin Energy and Profundity while the more powerful ones were killed by his Soul Attack innate ability.
When Lan Bi entered the ring, she was instantly affected by the black-clad young man’s innate ability before she could even do anything. At that moment when she was still in a daze, he attacked and injured her.
Naturally, the black-clad young man obtained a token from Lan Bi.
Just like that, the Hidden Fog Martial Competition continued on.
The next one to enter the match was the direct disciple of the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island. It was the young lady who fought brutally since the beginning.
She had killed all her opponents previously. However, killing was prohibited in this round of the competition. She would not kill anyone unless she wanted her cultivation base to be destroyed.
‘Hmm?’ Duan Ling Tian was surprised when he noticed the young lady’s eyes had landed on him. ‘She wants to challenge me first?’ Duan Ling Tian instantly became alert.
However, the young lady’s eyes shifted away soon after and landed on the other direct disciple of Martial Emperor Qing Xuan. Her eyes were fixed on him as she decided to challenge him.
Although they were both at the Third Level Martial Emperor Stage, the results were clear as soon as they fought.
The young lady fought as though her life was on the line every time she attacked. It caused Martial Emperor Qing Xuan’s direct disciple to constantly step back. He was eventually injured and defeated.