Chapter 709: Secret Technique?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Zi Shang vanished on the spot and appeared behind Bai Hao before swinging out his fist.
All of this happened in the blink of an eye.
Even though the two old men that presided over the Dynasty Martial Competition had pounced towards Zi Shang in a timely manner, their speeds were obviously unable to stop Zi Shang in time.
“Stay your hand!” Right when the Emperor and the black clothed old man by his side went grim and intended to make a move.
A sword howl briefly appeared, and it instantly sounded throughout the entire Cage Battle Arena.
For a time, the two old men stopped their actions, and they seemed to have thought of something, causing them to heave a sigh of relief, as if a heavy burden had been lifted off their shoulders.
In the next moment, everyone saw that Zi Shang, who swung his fist to smash towards Bai Hao, was blasted flying along with the appearance of a brief sword howl, and he repeatedly spat out a few mouthfuls of blood before barely being able to stop himself.
In the sky above Zi Shang, the numerous ancient horned dragon silhouettes that hadn’t completely condensed into form along with the swing of his fist were completely destroyed before they could be completed.
“Thank you, Lord Wu Dao, for this life saving grace!” Bai Hao who survived the calamity couldn’t help but take a deep breath before looking at Feng Wu Dao on the Feng Clan’s spectating area and bowing in thanks.
Even though the sword howl only appeared briefly, and the Origin Energy sword light was difficult to be noticed by others, but he was still able to guess that the person who executed it was undoubtedly Feng Wu Dao.
Because, amongst the experts present, only Feng Wu Dao had the strength to save him at that critical moment earlier.
Moreover, Feng Wu Dao himself was an extremely formidable sword cultivator.
“Thank you, Big Brother Wu Dao, for lending a hand.” Meanwhile, the Emperor thanked Feng Wu Dao.
“Mmm.” Feng Wu Dao nodded lightly with a carefree expression as if he’d done something of no importance.
But his gaze descended onto the distant Zi Shang at this moment, and his brows frowned slightly.
At the instant earlier, he even had the feeling that the strength contained within Zi Shang’s fist at that moment was absolutely something only a martial artist at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage or above could possess.
When Zi Shang swung out with his fist, he didn’t utilize a spirit weapon of Concept, and he’d only purely utilized Origin Energy to make Bai Hao be unable to resist in the slightest.
“All of this is related to the flame brand between Zi Shang’s brows?” Feng Wu Dao guessed in his heart.
There was only this explanation at this moment.
Even though he didn’t know what the flame brand that appeared out of nowhere between ZI Shang’s brows meant, he could guess that it was an extremely terrifying thing, and it was capable of allowing a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist to possess a strength at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage or above in the blink of an eye.
So would it be a simple thing?
“Zi… Zi Shang is victorious!” In the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, the two old men heaved a sigh of relief in unison when they saw Feng Wu Dao interfering, and one of them announced with a tone as if a heavy burden had been lifted off his shoulders.
Along with the announcement of the old man, everyone in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena recovered from their shock.
It was as if they’d discussed and agreed upon it earlier as the gazes of every single person in the Cage Battle Arena descended in unison onto Zi Shang.
Even until now, they couldn’t help but feel a chill run down their spines when they recalled the scene from before.
After the flames brand appeared between the brows of Zi Shang, he seemed as if he was possessed by something, and not only did he seem to have become like a completely different person, he’d instantly possessed a strength that completely surpassed Bai Hao.
Moreover, he didn’t hold back in the slightest when he attacked Bai Hao earlier.
“Could it be that after this flame brand appeared between Zi Shang’s brows, not only will it cause his strength to increase greatly, he will also lose all reason?”
“It’s too terrifying! It was simply as if he was possessed by a devil.”
“If it wasn’t for Lord Wu Dao making a move in time, Bai Hao would have probably already died at Zi Shang’s hand.”
Amongst the waves of clamorous discussions in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena, all of them were filled with deep terror.
Even until now, they couldn’t help but feel their scalps go slightly numb when they thought of the changes that occurred on Zi Shang earlier.
“Eh? That flame brand vanished?” Duan Ling Tian whose face was covered in shock and had his fixed upon Zi Shang since the beginning had suddenly noticed that the flame brand between Zi Shang’s brows had gradually become faint and vanished.
“The Devilseal Tablet has stopped moving restlessly.” Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the Devilseal Tablet within his Spatial Ring wasn’t in a frenzy any longer, and it lay there silently without the slightest movement.
“Looks like my guess was correct… The changes that occurred on Zi Shang earlier are deeply connected with the Devilseal Tablet.” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had completely confirmed it.
After the flame brand between his brows vanished, Zi Shang’s stiff face eased up slightly, and a wisp of a complacent smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
But in next to no time, his face went pale once more, and he repeatedly spat out two mouthfuls of blood.
After he hurriedly withdrew a healing medicinal pill and consumed it, Zi Shang’s expression eased up, and then he retreated to the side as he looked at Bai Hao. “Prince Hao, I’m injured, yet you aren’t… So you’ll fight Duan Ling Tian first.”
As he finished speaking, Zi Shang’s face was filled with confidence, as if victory was within his grasp, and he seemed as if he was sure that he would surely be the top ranked young genius in the Dynasty Martial Competition today.
Bai Hao nodded, but the gaze he looked at Zi Shang with was filled with fear.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll fight you after 15 minutes.” After Bai Hao’s gaze left Zi Shang, it locked onto Duan Ling Tian as he directly issued his challenge.
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
However, at this moment, his thoughts were still on the changes that occurred on Zi Shang, and he was unable to wrap his head around exactly what had happened to Zi Shang earlier.
It wasn’t only Duan Ling Tian, the other people had similar thoughts as well.
The changes in Zi Shang earlier were too strange.
“Zi Shang!” Meanwhile, a Void Interpretation Stage expert on a first-class spectating area stared at Zi Shang with a burning gaze as he asked directly. “Can you tell use what ability you utilized earlier? I felt that at that instant earlier, your strength seemed to have undergone a tremendous change…”
“It was as if you possessed a formidable strength that was comparable to the Void Interpretation Stage! But, you seemed to have lost all reason at that moment?”
Along with this Void Interpretation Stage expert finishing, the gazes of all the spectators in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena including Duan Ling Tian himself had descended onto Zi Shang in unison, as they wanted to know how Zi Shang would answer.
In the first-class spectating area of the Darkhan Dynasty, everyone from the Emperor to the members of the Imperial Family had looked at Zi Shang with eyes filled with bewilderment.
“Big Brother, exactly what happened?” Zi Yan’s beautiful face was covered in worry as the scene of Zi Shang losing all reason earlier caused her to feel ill at ease.
It was precisely because of this that she was unable to feel happy even if Zi Shang had defeated Bai Hao.
“Actually, it’s nothing great.” Right when most people thought that Zi Shang wouldn’t reveal his secret, Zi Shang had spoken out instead. “What I executed earlier ought to be considered to be a secret technique… This secret technique was something I possessed innately, and every time I execute, it can allow the energy contained within my Origin Energy to increase by a few times!”
“Of course, a secret technique like this possesses an extremely great side effect, and that is that it will make me lose all reason. This is something everyone ought to have seen earlier.”
“Prince Hao, sorry for the offence earlier. At that moment, I couldn’t control myself… I hope you can forgive me.” As he finished speaking, Zi Shang looked at Bai Hao before he slightly bowed in apology.
“There’s no harm done. Even I never imagined that you actually know such a terrifying secret technique… But unfortunately, you possessed it innately and others are unable to comprehend it.” Bai Hao shook his head lightly as he revealed his magnanimity, and as he finished speaking, he had a regretful expression.
But Bai Hao’s gaze contained deep meaning, and he obviously was saying one thing while he thought something else, and didn’t believe Zi Shang.
Zi Shang naturally noticed the deep meaning within Bai Hao’s gaze, yet he disregarded it.
“So that’s how it is.”
“I truly never imagined that Zi Shang was innately capable of such a heaven defying secret technique… If I was capable of utilizing a secret technique like this, then wouldn’t my strength increase by a few times as well?”
“My god! Zi Shang’s knows such a secret technique… Then doesn’t that mean that so long as he utilizes this secret technique, it’s very likely that he’ll obtain the honor of number one in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties?”
“The first in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties? If it’s really obtained by Zi Shang, then our Darkhan Dynasty will be utterly famous!”
The surrounding crowd of spectators discussed animatedly, and many people were even excited to the point their faces flushed red.
As far as most people were concerned, since Zi Shang knew such a terrifying secret technique, first place in the Dynasty Martial Competition today would surely be his.
Even if it was the first in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, it might not be impossible for him to obtain.
After they witnessed the secret technique Zi Shang executed, they were filled with confidence towards Zi Shang.
“Imperial Uncle, I really don’t know how to describe this disciple of yours… But with him in our Darkhan Dynasty, he’s truly the fortune of our Darkhan Dynasty!” The Emperor said to the old man by his side.
“Even I never imagined that there were actually so many great secrets concealed in the possession of this little fellow.” The old man shook his head and smiled, and not the slightest bit blame or displeasure could be discerned from his beaming face.
As far as he was concerned, since he was able to take such a personal disciple in his entire lifetime, then even if he died now, he wouldn’t have any regrets.
“Secret technique?” Unlike most of the people in the Cage Battle Arena that deeply believed Zi Shang’s words, Duan Ling Tian utterly didn’t believe it.
Even though he didn’t quite understand secret techniques himself, but there were many records related to secret techniques in the memories of the two lifetimes of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
A secret technique was mostly an ability possessed by a special race, and it was utterly impossible for ordinary humans to master.
Besides that, all those secret technique possessed shocking side effects.
As far as he was concerned, if the changes that occurred on Zi Shang earlier was because of a secret technique, it was impossible for the side effect to be so simple…
After all, it was a secret technique that allowed the strength of the Origin Energy within Zi Shang’s body to increase by more than a single level!
The side effect of this secret technique was merely to lose one’s reason?
No matter if others believed it or not, he didn’t.
Moreover, the biggest reason that Duan Ling Tian didn’t believe it wasn’t because of this, but it was mostly because of the Devilseal Tablet in his Spatial Ring.
Now, he’d already completely confirmed that the changes that occurred on Zi Shang was related to the Devilseal Tablet.
Even though he didn’t know the exact reason.
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