Chapter 336: Two Moves
Three days went by in a flash. Every competitor had their bodies in peak condition for the finals. Outside of the barrier, there was a lot of chatter and many discussions on who would be the winner, causing people to start to bet. Every single one of the gamblers wanted to win big, so the overall sum was well over ten million purple coins. However, most of the bets were on Ming Dong being the winner while everyone else had a tenth of the votes.
By the afternoon, Mercenary City was completely filled. The amount of people that came here today was quite a bit more than the amount from the previous days, causing all of the streets that led to the plaza to be completely congested.
Jian Chen and Caraga both stood in the opposite ends of the arena while giving fierce looks at each other.
“Brat, you and that Ming Dong seem quite close. Ming Dong has killed my brother Ka Zhafei. Today, I shall spill your blood as a sacrifice to Ka Zhafei’s soul. Then, Ming Dong will have his turn to accompany you!” Caraga glared at Jian Chen.
Jian Chen snorted as he gave a small smirk, “Your brother Ka Zhafei and Ming Dong had said similar words to each other, and in the end, Ka Zhafei was split in two by Ming Dong. Today, your words scare me just as much as Ka Zhafei’s words scared Ming Dong. You will see that the person who falls today will be you.”
“Hmph, do you think yourself as Ming Dong? The fact that Ming Dong is a Sixth Cycle Earth Saint Master is something that I did not expect, and neither did I think that he had such a strong Heaven Tier Battle Skill. Ka Zhafei’s death at Ming Dong’s hands was not wrong, but you, are you also a Sixth Cycle Earth Saint Master? Hmph, if you are one, then I, Caraga, will immediately admit defeat and kowtow my head thrice.” Caraga sneered with disdain.
With an impassive look, Jian Chen replied, “There is no need for you to know my strength. Just know that you need not kowtow because you will not leave here alive. Remember that each and every word of yours comes at a heavy price” With that, Jian Chen’s killing intent began to leak out from him.
With a cold smile, Caraga began to exude his own killing intent, but not another word was spoken.
“Begin!” A loud voice called out into the barrier.
A silver white two-handed sword that was two meters long appeared in Caraga’s hand, flickering with a faint white glow that made it seem almost holy.
At the same time, Jian Chen’s Light Wind Sword could be seen materializing in his own right hand. Holding it in front of him, Jian Chen spoke, “If you have that strange armor, then you would best put it on or risk losing the chance to later.”
At this, Caraga’s face grew hot with fury. In the past, no matter where he went, he had been respected and revered by all. However today, he had been scorned by a single youth no older than the age of twenty, for the high and mighty Caraga, he could not bear this. With an angry roar, he yelled, “It seems as if you don’t even know how to write the character for death, there is no need for me to use the Radiant Saint Armor against you, die!” With that, he flew at Jian Chen and swung out with his giant longsword with all the power a Fifth Cycle Earth Saint Master could muster.
Caraga’s strength could equal Ming Dong’s own despite him being a Sixth Cycle Earth Saint Master.
Jian Chen stared icily at Caraga as an azure and violet light appeared on his Light Wind Sword, causing the silver light on the blade to intensify.
The very moment Qin Ji and Tianmu Ling saw the light, their eyes immediately zoned in on Jian Chen’s sword. To be accurate, the light on the Light Wind Sword was quite eye-catching, and they couldn’t help but remember what had happened back in the immortal’s cave. Jian Chen had easily shattered the barriers of Shi Xiangran and Jiede Wukang with that very light. Right now they suddenly remembered that Jian Chen was using those same lights.
The azure and violet Sword Qi was quite weak now, but because of the silver glow from the Light Wind Sword, the azure and violet Sword Qi was quite noticeable and eye-catching.
Caraga noticed the sudden azure and violet Sword Qi, but whatever purpose it served he did not care to take notice. Instead, he carried on to slash at Jian Chen’s waist.
At the same time, Jian Chen took action as well as the Light Wind Sword clashed with Caraga’s own sword with a violent crash.
A wild explosion burst out of the two Saint Weapons, but because Caraga’s Saint Weapon was much stronger than Jian Chen, the Sword Qi on the Light Wind Sword had been scattered for the most part. A kaleidoscopic picture of Sword Qi flew out and impacted against the barrier without a single scratch on it before the Sword Qi disappeared from reality.
Although Jian Chen’s sword had most of its Sword Qi scattered, the azure and violet Sword Qi was not affected. Just as those two and Caraga’s Radiant Saint Force made contact, Caraga’s sword became like a rotten piece of wood that instantly chipped away as the Light Wind Sword left behind a two finger wide hole in it.
Feeling the damage from his Saint Weapon, Caraga stifled a shout as his face went white and he spat out some blood.
Mere seconds after Jian Chen’s sword had smashed against Caraga’s sword, Jian Chen continued up with a second strike with his sword in a split second. While the strike had only been for a moment, the power and speed in which it had struck out was inconceivable.
Caraga could feel the damage done to his Saint Weapon with a shocked expression, As the azure and violet Sword Qi flashed in between his eyes again, he immediately remembered his surroundings and quickly increased the distance between him and Jian Chen.
However Jian Chen had somehow managed to get behind Caraga while holding his sword in an elegant like position without moving.
Outside of the arena, everyone began to point wildly at the scene with loud chattering of amazement at the initial strike.
“Who do you think will win…?”
“Of course it’ll be Caraga….”
“Its definitely Caraga, I’ve heard that he and Ka Zhafei are extremely close. Even Ka Zhafei was a Fifth Cycle Earth Saint Master, Caraga’s strength is definitely just as strong, but I’m not sure if he has a Heaven Tier Battle Skill or not…”
“But Jian Chen’s strength isn’t bad either. He’s quite young, what age do you guys think? I would say twenty years old, he couldn’t have been cultivating for that long…”
“That’s right, Jian Chen couldn’t have been cultivating for more than a dozen to twenty years. I can also see that he is an attributeless Saint Force cultivator as well. He cannot compete with Caraga who is a Radiant Saint Force attributed cultivator. He is also called the undying by most and is incredibly strong, who could possible kill him….?”
Suddenly, the chatter immediately stopped as everyone saw the bright red line on Caraga’s neck. The red line began to grow wider before the entire neck seemed to be completely red. Even before the line could become completely red, everyone had already came to the conclusion that the line was blood.
Like a water fountain, blood began to spill from Caraga’s neck as he fell to the ground. His neck already had a pool of blood forming beneath his body. Then, his head rolled away from the body, causing the blood to pour from his neck in a steady stream, covering the entire arena with blood.
Outside of the arena, everyone had gone into a mute shock as they stared at the scene in the arena with wide eyes and looks of amazement.
For someone strong with a Radiant Saint Force like Caraga, it was unexpected for him to be beheaded by the young looking Jian Chen as soon as the match had started. This was such a wide gap in skill everyone found it almost hard to believe.
As if ignoring everyone else, the moment the announcement was revealed, Jian Chen walked out of the Space Gate and into the staging area where everyone was staring at him with wide eyes as if they had no idea whether or not someone was coming back.
“What a fast sword, for him to stab outward in less than a single second, this type of strength is far too much! It seems that his sword has a secret regarding those two strange lights if it could cut a Sixth Cycle Earth Saint Master’s weapon.” A Heaven Saint Master elder spoke in admiration.
Leaving the arena, Jian Chen had found it hard to contain his excitement. This wasn’t excitement from winning, but excitement from seeing his azure and violet Sword Qi growing in strength once more. Though, everyone had seen the glows.
Jian Chen had been able to behead Caraga, so Ming Dong naturally congratulated him. The other competitors outlook on Jian Chen had now changed by a lot. They all replaced Caraga with him as the number one person here. Everyone had a strange fear of him now almost as if he were a bigger threat than Ming Dong. Jian Chen’s beheading slash of Caraga took less than a second, practically faster than a thunderclap. Even they hadn’t seen what had transpired inside the arena since Jian Chen’s speed was just far too fast for them to notice.