Chapter 557: Su Li’s Strength
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“No… Impossible… Duan Ling Tian, You… Weren’t you heavily injured by me and lost the strength to continue fighting?”
“You… How can you be fine?!” Everything before his eyes caused Long Yun to be in disbelief, and his expression was unsightly to the extreme.
Now, he even suspected that he was dreaming.
Duan Ling Tian had a calm expression as he looked at Long Yun and said indifferently, “Saber Young Master, we haven’t seen each other for many years, yet you’ve only improved this little?”
Duan Ling Tian’s words infuriated Long Yun.
“Duan Ling Tian, let me see how you withstand a strike of mine again!” Because Duan Ling Tian had held back, Long Yun wasn’t injured, and he stood up again and seemed to have transformed into a demon beast as he pounced towards Duan Ling Tian once again.
Duan Ling Tian had a calm expression as a dim light flickered deep within his eyes.
He once again constructed an illusory space and enveloped Long Yun within it.
Long Yun was lost within it once again.
Duan Ling Tian smashed out with his arm once more, using a greater force this time to cause Long Yun to temporarily lose the strength to continue fighting.
Long Yun lay on the ground and struggled for some time before barely being able to stand up, and when he looked at Duan Ling Tian once more, his gaze contained slight fear within it.
“Duan Ling Tian, you… What exactly did you do?” Long Yun’s voice contained traces of trembling mixed within.
When he recalled the scenes that occurred repeatedly earlier, he had the feeling as if something impossible had happened.
If it wasn’t for that, how could he be completely controlled by Duan Ling Tian?
Earlier, he’d clearly already heavily injured Duan Ling Tian twice in succession and caused Duan Ling Tian to lose the ability to continue fighting; yet when he returned to his senses, he instead noticed that Duan Ling Tian wasn’t harmed in the slightest.
This was difficult to accept for him.
“Long Yun, you should feel lucky that you weren’t amongst the Azure Forest Tri-Sect members when they annihilated my Seven Star Sword Sect. Otherwise, you’d have died for sure today!” Duan Ling Tian stared at Long Yun as a frightfully cold light flickered within his eyes.
This caused Long Yun to feel a chill run down his spine and feel a wave of nervousness.
“Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique is too terrifying!”
“Yeah, it’s simply impossible to guard against!”
The surrounding crowd of spectators had all revealed expressions of fear.
“Demonic technique? Interesting.” The Emperor revealed a slight smile.
“If Duan Ling Tian doesn’t die, then he’ll surely be a great disaster for my Prince Sheng’s Estate!” The depths of Prince Sheng’s gaze was filled with extreme killing intent.
Zhang Heng who stood by Prince Sheng’s side gnashed his teeth. “Why is Duan Ling Tian so strong? The heavens are unfair!”
A young man that was even younger than him possessing such ability had caused his heart to be filled with envy.
Why is the person that possesses this ability Duan Ling Tian, and not me?
He envied! He hated!
“Duan Ling Tian…” Su Li looked silently at Duan Ling Tian, and the corners of his mouth curled into a slight smile.
As Duan Ling Tian’s friend, he felt happy for Duan Ling Tian when he saw Duan Ling Tian possessing his current accomplishments.
“Vice Dean Chi!” Duan Ling Tian looked at Chi Ming.
“Duan Ling Tian is victorious in this round! The possessor of lot number five, enter the battlefield for the next round.” Chi Ming announced.
The possessor of lot number five, Luo Zhan, entered into the battlefield.
“Crazy Young Master has entered the battlefield!”
“I wonder who he’ll choose?”
The surrounding crowd of spectators looked curiously at Luo Zhan.
Luo Zhan’s gaze swept past Chen Shao Shuai, Zhang Yan, and Su Li.
In the end, his gaze locked onto Su Li.
“Su Li!” Luo Zhan’s eyes were filled with battle intent.
Su Li was a figure that wasn’t well-known.
Before today, he even didn’t know that such a figure existed in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
However, the sword energy that was unintentionally emitted from Su Li’s body had instead allowed him to realize that Su Li wasn’t simple.
At least, Su Li wasn’t weaker than Sword Young Master and Flame Young Master.
Su Li walked out with large strides, and he stood in confrontation with Luo Zhan before nodding indifferently, and his expression was still cold.
“This fellow…” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled when he saw this scene.
Su Li was still fond of acting cool like before.
At this moment, he felt as if he’d returned to a few years back, to the days when he was in the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Paladin Academy.
“I truly never imagined that after Su Li left that day, it would actually cause him to obtain this shocking cultivation of his!” Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
Meanwhile, on the drill grounds, Luo Zhan had already made a move.
His strength at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage fully exploded out, and his Half-step Advanced Fire Force followed out like a shadow.
Besides that, was his grade five spirit spear.
Luo Zhan struck out with his speak like a wyrm leaving its cave, striking to the point that the airflow transformed into ripples that undulated and swept out.
This strike flashed straight towards Su Li!
In the sky, the energy of heaven and earth roiled.
In the end, it condensed into over 9,400 ancient mammoth silhouettes that dashed out behind him.
However, Su Li didn’t have the slightest reaction when facing Luo Zhan’s spear strike that approached menacingly.
He stood on the spot and didn’t move like a mountain.
“Has this Su Li become stunned from fear?” Right when thoughts like this emerged in the hearts of many people.
Luo Zhan’s spear strike was about to descend onto Su Li.
It was at this moment that Su Li moved.
Su Li suddenly raised his hand, then two of his fingers pressed together, forming a finger sword with Origin Energy that raged on it.
Su Li’s Origin Energy was dense and vast.
Along with the Origin Energy on Su Li’s finger sword condensing into a three foot long blade, 8,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared in the sky above him.
“Sixth level of the Void Prying Stage!” Instantly, besides Duan Ling Tian and Long Yun who had expressions that remained unchanged, the expression of everyone else changed into an expression of shock.
Su Li’s age looked to be around 27, yet his cultivation was at the sixth level of the Void Prying Stage?
This natural talent simply completely obliterated the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
As his hand raised, the three foot long blade on his finger sword that was condensed from Origin Energy had shot out violently.
At the same time, strands of a strange aura that was extremely sharp leaped about on the three foot long blade.
At the instant this aura appeared, it caused the airflow in the sky to tremble.
In the sky, another 2,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared at the side of the existing 8,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes…
“Advanced… Advanced Sword Force!” This time, even Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be shocked.
He’s detected Su Li’s cultivation with his Spiritual Force since long ago, but he had no knowledge of the Force that Su Li had comprehended before this moment.
He never imagined that when he saw Su Li once again after many years, not only was Su Li a sixth level Void Prying Stage martial artist, he’d even comprehended Advanced Sword Force.
After the sword on Su Li’s hand that was condensed from Origin Energy had the Advanced Sword Force, it contained the strength of an ancient horned dragon, and it completely crushed the strength contained on Luo Zhan’s grade five spirit spear.
When the sword in Su Li’s hand touched the grade five spirit spear in Luo Zhan’s hand, it easily blasted Luo Zhan back and caused him to be injured.
The scene was deathly silent.
Luo Zhan looked at the grade five spirit spear in his hand with a stiff expression, and his face was covered in a bitter expression.
He never imagined that the outcome from the first time he used the grade five spirit spear his grandfather refined would be like this.
Of course, he knew that this was a fact that couldn’t be changed.
Even if he possessed a grade four spirit weapon or grade three spirit weapon, he might not be a match for Su Li.
Su Li didn’t use a spirit weapon, yet his strength was sufficient to exert the strength of an ancient horned dragon by only relying on his Origin Energy and Advanced Sword Force.
If he were to utilize a spirit weapon, Su Li’s strength would undoubtedly be even more terrifying!
In terms of strength, Su Li far surpassed him.
“It was a good fight.” Su Li nodded to Luo Zhan before withdrawing.
Presently, practically all the gazes from the people present had descended onto Su Li.
They never imagined that this young man that wasn’t well-known would actually possess such a terrifying strength.
“This Su Li’s natural talent is simply close to being comparable to Duan Ling Tian!”
“As expected, birds of a feather flock together… Not only is this Su Li a friend of Duan Ling Tian’s, he’s a freak just like Duan Ling Tian!”
A wave of discussion sounded out in the surrounding crowd of spectators.
“Su Li, I never expected that you’ve actually comprehended Advanced Sword Force… Congratulations.” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he looked at Su Li.
Su Li replied with a smile, and his eyes emitted battle intent. “Duan Ling Tian, I wasn’t a match for you many years ago… But, the current me is already not the past me any longer!”
Although Su Li didn’t say it, yet his words revealed the intention to challenge Duan Ling Tian.
“Su Li, you might not be a match for me,” Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
Ad far as he was concerned, with his Spiritual Force at the sixth level of the Void Prying Stage now, once he executed his soul skill, Thousand Illusions, Su Li would surely be affected.
After all, Su Li wasn’t an Inscription Master.
“We’ll only know after trying.” Su Li smiled confidently.
The friends from a long time ago were now standing on the same stage now, and they were standing in opposition with each other.
“I’ll wait and see.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The first round had ended.
After resting for a short moment, the second round begun.
Chi Ming looked towards Sword Young Master, Chen Shao Shuai, and he continued. “Now, it’s the turn of the possessor of lot number one to issue a challenge! You can challenge anyone.”
Chen Shao Shuai walked into the battlefield with large strides, and his gaze shot directly onto Luo Zhan.
“Luo Zhan!” Chen Shao Shuai’s eyes revealed raging battle intent.
Before last night, he hadn’t broken through to the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage, and he felt that he wasn’t a match for Luo Zhan.
Now, he who had broken through to the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage had the confidence to fight Luo Zhan.
Of course, he only had confidence.
The battle between Sword Young Master and Crazy Young Master was undoubtedly an extremely spectacular battle of two evenly matched opponents.
The both of them were similarly one of the five great young masters, and both of them were martial artists at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage that had comprehended Half-step Advanced Force.
Furthermore, their combat experience was almost equal.
In the end, it was Crazy Young Master, Luo Zhan, who’d relied on the advantage of his Half-step Advanced Fire Force that belonged to the ranks of Forces of nature, and he barely won against Chen Shao Shuai.
“Luo Zhan, I’ll surely defeat you after I comprehend Advanced Sword Force!” Although Chen Shao Shuai lost at the hands of Luo Zhan, yet he wasn’t discouraged, and he instead spoke out confidently.
Luo Zhan nodded when he heard this, and he felt slight pressure in his heart.
As a sword cultivator, Chen Shao Shuai was extremely devoted to the sword.
In the past, the speed of Chen Shao Shuai’s comprehension of Sword Force had far surpassed the speed Luo Zhan comprehended Fire Force.
It was very likely that Chen Shao Shuai would comprehend Advanced Force before him.
At that time, unless he’d comprehended Advanced Fire Force as well, it would be impossible for him to be a match for Chen Shao Shuai.
“Possessor of lot number two.” After Luo Zhan obtained victory, Chi Ming looked towards Flame Young Master.
Zhang Yan entered the battlefield.
Right at this moment, a wave of whispered discussion caused Zhang Yan’s expression to turn livid, and it was extremely unsightly.
“This Flame Young Master is undoubtedly the existence at the bottom amongst them… Yet he still dares to enter the battlefield now and isn’t afraid of losing face.”
“Exactly! What Third Prince? He has truly loss face for the Imperial Family!”