Chapter 582: Saber Barrier
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“No… Impossible!” On the jade platform, Wei Kun and the other representative stood up. Both of them stared blankly at Long Yun on the combat ring, and they were unwilling to believe that all this was true.
Amongst the five young geniuses that had come from their Bazho Imperial Kingdom this time, Chang Xian was undoubtedly the strongest.
His cultivation was at the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage, had comprehended Advanced Fire Force, and he even possessed a grade five spirit saber to rely on.
However, even then, he was still killed.
Most importantly, Chang Xian was killed by the members of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
This caused it to be difficult for him to endure it in his heart.
Because of a rare mineral vein at the common border between their Bazho Imperial Kingdom and the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, they had already been at odds with the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom since long ago.
It was even to the extent that every 20 years, the two Imperial Kingdoms would hold a martial competition amongst the young geniuses of the two Imperial Kingdoms.
The winner of the competition would obtain the rights to mine the mineral vein.
For many years, it had always been the Bazho Imperial Kingdom that obtained the rights.
So in the eyes of the members of Bazho Imperial Kingdom, the members of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom had always been trampled by them beneath their feet.
Today, a young genius of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom had killed the number one young genius of their Bazho Imperial Kingdom with a single sword strike, and it caused him to be slightly unable to accept it.
“How could this be possible!? Chang Xian was killed by a single saber strike!”
“Eighth level of the Void Prying Stage… An eighth level Void Prying Stage martial artist has actually been born in the younger generation of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!”
The three remaining young geniuses of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom had extremely unsightly expressions.
When they looked at Long Yun who was in the combat ring, their eyes were filled with terror.
“Advanced Saber Force!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed at he focused his gaze onto Long Yun, and waves of shock surged in his heart.
Although he was mentally prepared since long ago, he still couldn’t help but feel shocked.
Besides that, he used a grade five spirit saber this time… Looks like he hid his strength during the young genius competition in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom a year ago. Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
He still remembered that the spirit saber Long Yun used that day was only a grade six spirit saber.
“Looks like we’ve already been thrown off far behind by Long Yun.” Luo Zhan looked at Chen Shao Shuai with a bitter smile on his face.
“Crazy Young Master, has your Fire Force broken through to the Advanced stage?” Chen Shao Shuai asked.
“Not yet.” Luo Zhan shook his head and sighed. “Presently, amongst all of us, I have instead become the person at the bottom.” Luo Zhan’s tone was filled with a sigh.
He, Crazy Young Master, was the person ranked at the lead amongst the five great young masters that were widely known in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
But now, his strength had already been surpassed by Chen Shao Shuai and Long Yun who were ranked at the end amongst the five great young masters, and this caused him to feel extremely uncomfortable in his heart.
“All of you three… Come up the ring together!” Long Yun stood on the combat ring with his saber laying horizontally before him, and his fierce gaze shot onto the remaining three young geniuses of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom as he spoke indifferently.
Three against one!
Instantly, the surroundings burst into an uproar.
“This Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Saber Young Master is so arrogant!”
“He’s arrogant because he has the qualifications to be arrogant… If it was another person, I’m afraid they wouldn’t even be able to defeat that Bazho Imperial Kingdom’s Chang Xian.”
“Tsk tsk… These three young geniuses of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom have all gone pale. Looks like they don’t dare ascend to the combat ring.”
“Didn’t you hear what Chang Xian who was killed by Saber Young Master said earlier? Chang Xian was the number one genius in the younger generation of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom! Even the number one genius was killed, and you’re still counting on them?”
The surrounding crowd of spectators discussed animatedly.
These words entered into the ears of the three young men from Bazho Imperial Kingdom, it caused them to tremble as if struck by lightning, and their expressions were extremely unsightly.
But when faced with Long Yun’s challenge, they had instead tacitly chosen to not take action at all.
Their legs seemed as if they were filled with lead, and it was difficult for them to move a single step.
If someone were to carefully observe them, the person would surely be able to notice that the bodies of those three were shivering at this moment.
What a joke!
Even Chang Xian was killed, so wouldn’t they be looking for a beating if they ascended to the ring?
All three of them were only martial artists at the sixth level of the Void Prying Stage, and they’d only comprehended Half-step Advanced Force.
Although all of them had grade five spirit weapons to rely on, they felt that even if they joined forces, it would be impossible for them to be a match for Long Yun.
“Trash!” Long Yun grunted coldly, and spoke in disdain.
“Haha… Wei Kun, looks like the members of your Bazho Imperial Kingdom are only a group of cowards! They don’t even dare to fight a battle that’s three of them against one enemy.” On the jade platform, Chi Ming looked at Wei Kun, and his voice transmission was filled with complacency.
Wei Kun’s face sank, yet he had nothing to say in reply.
This time, their Bazho Imperial Kingdom had lost face extremely greatly!
“All three of you ascend a different combat ring later and try your best to provoke those two people from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom that are the youngest… As for that person with the slightly older age, don’t go offend him.” Wei Kun’s voice transmission entered into the ears of the remaining three young geniuses of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom.
“Hmm?” In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian was chatting idly with Su Li when he suddenly felt three burning gazes lock on to him and Su Li, and he couldn’t help but be stunned.
“Duan Ling Tian, looks like the members of Bazho Imperial Kingdom have taken us to be ‘ripe persimmons’ that are easy to squash,” said Su Li with a smile.
“That will depend on if they have the ability to squash us.” Duan Ling Tian started smiling as well.
“Since the trash of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom don’t dare to ascend to the ring… Then is there anyone else that will come battle me, Long Yun?” Long Yun’s voice was like a large bell as it sounded out.
“Allow me!” Right at this moment, a figure that was like the wind flashed out to ascend the combat ring.
This was a young man around the age of 35, his face as beautiful as a jade ornament, his eyes like an array of stars, and as he stood there, he revealed a graceful bearing.
The young man wore a scholar’s robes and he held a fan in his hand.
This fan was no ordinary fan, and it only had the framework of the fan but no actual fan covering.
“Grade five spirit weapon!” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised when he discerned the grade of the fan in the young man’s hand.
“Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City’s Gao Clan, Gao Yu Hai.” The young man dressed in a scholar’s attire looked at Long Yun and lightly smiled.
“Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, Long Yun.” Long Yun replied indifferently.
“Please.” Gao Yu Hai had an elegant bearing, and even when he was facing Long Yun in battle, he still revealed his bearing.
“It’s Young Master Yu Hai!”
“Young Master Yu Hai is so handsome!”
“Young Master Yu Hai, I love you.”
The surrounding crowd of people resounded with waves of sharp cries.
The owners of these voices were all women, and there was even no lack of some widows.
“This Gao Yu Hai’s appearance is really fake.” Chen Shao Shuai grunted.
“Sword Young Master, why do I feel your words are slightly sour?” Luo Zhan smiled.
“Sword Young Master is probably jealous of him.” Duan Ling Tian pierced the truth with a single remark.
“I’m jealous of him?” Chen Shao Shuai rolled his eyes at Duan Ling Tian. “I can’t be bothered to pay attention to you.”
In the combat ring.
Long Yun chose to strike first and gain the advantage, his body flashed out, and he seemed to have transformed into a fierce tiger that pounced towards Gao Yu Hai.
Gao Yu Hai dared to enter the ring and it was undoubtedly because he was extremely confident of his own strength.
So Long Yun didn’t dare be careless.
Demonic Lotusblade Technique!
The Origin Energy on the grade five spirit saber in Long Yun’s hands first skyrocketed then converged to transform into a demonic lotus that was like a fierce tiger’s opened bloody mouth that bit towards Gao Yu Hai.
Long Yun had utilized his full strength in the first move.
His Origin Energy at the eighth level of the Void Prying Stage had exploded out completely, the amplification of the grade five spirit saber was completely revealed, and his Advanced Saber Force blasted out.
In the sky above him, an ancient horned dragon silhouette was escorted by over 8,200 ancient mammoth silhouettes as it flew out with an imposing manner that shot into the sky like a rainbow.
On the other side, the smile on Gao Yu Hai’s face had been completely restrained as well.
In the next moment, Gao Yu Hai made his move.
He actually chose to move up to intercept Long Yun, and the Origin Energy on the fan in his hand rose sharply and was mixed with strands of fierce aura as the fan swept towards the demonic lotus that moved over with Long Yun.
In the sky, an ancient horned dragon silhouette and over 8,200 ancient mammoth silhouettes had appeared as well.
“Advanced Saber Force!” Duan Ling Tian wasn’t surprised that Gao Yu Hai revealed a cultivation at the eighth level of the Void Prying Stage.
What caused Duan Ling Tian to be surprised was the Force that Gao Yu Hai revealed.
It was actually Advanced Saber Force.
Gao Yu Hai’s Saber Force had flawlessly fused into the fan in his hand as it swept out, and it seemed to have transformed into a crescent that collided with the demonic lotus.
The sound of weapons colliding sounded out abruptly, and it was incomparably jarring to the ear.
Amongst the crowd of spectators, some of them with comparatively lower cultivations felt a piercing pain in their ear drums, and their faces flushed red as their bodies trembled.
The boundless Origin Energy and Saber Forces fiercely collided together.
Instantly, the air seemed as if it was completely sucked out.
Vast amounts of airflow swept out with the point of collision as its center, and it seemed to have transformed into circle after circle of ripples that gave rise to waves of violent winds.
The clothes worn by the people present were successively blown up, yet it didn’t draw the attention of others in the slightest.
The gazes of everyone had descended onto the combat ring, and they were all curious about the outcome of the battle.
In the combat ring, the two people that collided together had separated right after the collision.
Long Yun had moved back two steps, whereas, Gao Yu Hai had instead taken five steps back.
On Long Yun’s body, strands of faint saber energy could be vaguely seen to be gradually being withdrawn back into his body.
“Earth Rank defensive martial skill!” Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted.
“I admit defeat.” Meanwhile, Gao Yu Hai admitted defeat.
“He admitted defeat?”
“Weren’t they evenly matched?”
The surrounding crowd of spectators went into an uproar, and they all felt disbelief.
In their eyes, Long Yun and Gao Yu Hai had similar strength.
Gao Yu Hao had admitted defeat after only a single move?
What’s going on?
“Yu Hai is sincerely convinced of Saber Young Master’s strength… Yet I wonder, what Earth Rank defensive martial skill did you execute earlier?” Gao Yu Hai looked at Long Yun as he asked sincerely.
Earth Rank defensive martial skill?
Gao Yu Hai’s words caused the surroundings to become deathly silent.
For a time, the gazes of everyone descended onto Long Yun.
Earth Rank defensive martial skill!
Normally, an Earth Rank defensive martial skill was something that only a martial artist that had comprehended Earth Force or Earth Concept was able to execute.
Of course, there were a small amount of Earth Rank defensive martial skills that were able to be executed when combined with other types of Force and Concept.
This type of martial skill was extremely rare.
Although it was inferior to the defensive martial skill executed using Earth Force and Earth Concept, yet it was sufficient to occupy a position of advantage against an opponent of equal strength.
Just like the current Long Yun.
“Saber Barrier.” Long Yun spoke indifferently.
“Saber Barrier… I’ve remembered it.” Gao Yu Hao nodded, and then he descended from the combat ring in an elegant manner.
Although he’d lost, he’d lost with poise, and it caused others to be unable to refrain from feeling admiration.
Saber Barrier? Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised as he thought to himself. It’s slightly similar to the Ironwall Sword Body Ji Feng executed that day… But, Ji Feng’s Ironwall Sword Body is at most only a low grade Earth Rank defensive martial skill.
This Long Yun’s Saber Barrier ought to be a high grade Earth Rank defensive martial skill.