Chapter 562: Passing Strongly
Lights of all sorts of colors struck the white figure and exploded. Amidst the chaos, that figure was blasted into dust.
Is he dead?
Everyone felt it was somewhat strange—it seemed too easy. However, after looking carefully, they discovered that not even a corpse was left. Only then did they relax.
Someone laughed loudly and said, “He can’t even defend against a single wave of attacks yet he came over to participate in this event. What a reckless fool!”
“Is that so?” At this moment, a cold laugh came from behind the crowd.
When everyone turned around, they saw the figure that they eliminated behind them. The white-robed youth with a saber at his waist and a calm expression unexpectedly appeared once again.
“Wukui Breaks the Heavens!”
Xiao Chen could not be bothered to speak nonsense with this group of people. He drew his saber and immediately executed the Wukui Saber Technique, sending out a beam of resplendent light right away.
The cultivators who looked back originally thought that Xiao Chen had been blasted to dust earlier. Faced with such a strong attack, they were caught off-guard.
About ten-odd people in a straight line had their Essence shields shattered by the beam of light. Then, they fell.
The weaker cultivators vomited blood as they screamed miserably on their way down.
This dragon pillar was at least two kilometers tall. If they could not regulate their Essence and dropped from this height, they would die or be severely injured.
In an instant, Xiao Chen eliminated half of the thirty-man group. All he had used was a small trick, the Life Bestowal Spell. This helped him save a lot of energy. He used less Essence and did not have to reveal his trump cards.
Hidden in the crowd, Song Qing revealed a look of horror in his eyes. He had not expected Xiao Chen to be so strong.
This Xiao Chen came from the Great Qin Nation, the weakest of the five great nations. Song Qing originally thought that Xiao Chen was just an ordinary genius.
However, the moment Xiao Chen made a move, he instantly defeated ten-odd people. With Song Qing’s insight, he immediately understood that Xiao Chen was not as simple as he had thought. Xiao Chen was as strong as him, possibly even stronger.
I absolutely cannot let this fellow enter the arena battles. A look of disdain flashed in Song Qing’s eyes. Then he hid behind the group and shouted, “Everyone, attack together. We can’t let this fellow snatch away our spot. This person is too despicable. Unexpectedly, he sneak-attacked us.”
Song Qing shouted very loudly, but he retreated to the back of the group. He did not have any intention of fighting.
The spots were limited; no one was willing to give up. Even though they knew that Xiao Chen was stronger than any of them, they would not give up easily.
Xiao Chen glanced coldly at the retreating Song Qing. Then, he ignored Song Qing and focused on this group of genius cultivators before him.
The participants in the competition were all cultivators who were outstanding talents and had their own trump cards to play. They were not those Martial Kings that cultivated trashy Cultivation Techniques.
After thinking about it, Xiao Chen concluded that fighting against the ten-odd peak Superior Grade Martial Kings would not be a very wise move. He looked around and locked on to the strongest three people.
Xiao Chen had to establish his might to completely scare this group of people away.
“Azure Dragon Tail Whip!” Xiao Chen shouted, and his body moved in a strange arc while in midair. A realistic dragon tail appeared and swept across the space, creating a boundless wind. Then, he appeared in the middle of the group.
Suddenly, Xiao Chen’s clear eyes turned scarlet and a boundless killing intent poured out. The pressure on the peak Superior Grade Martial King whom he locked on to immediately increased.
Massacre, hate, rage, all sorts of negative emotions erupted in his opponent’s mind; his opponent’s movements turned sluggish.
By the time that opponent reacted, he discovered that Xiao Chen’s pitch-black saber was already before his neck. His eyes immediately widened in horror.
Xiao Chen twisted his hand around, using the back of the saber to strike his opponent’s neck.
They were not mortal enemies; there was no need for Xiao Chen to kill him. It would not be a good thing to offend the sects behind his opponents.
The strongest of the three Martial Kings barely managed to survive. However, he screamed miserably. The Essence on the back of the saber defeated him and he fell to the ground.
While all these took a while to describe, the incident itself—from when Xiao Chen executed the Azure Dragon Tail Whip to when his opponent fell—had actually taken only a moment.
It happened so fast that the others could not keep up with Xiao Chen. The cultivators in front were still charging.
Xiao Chen looked around and spotted the second strongest peak Superior Grade Martial King. Then, he immediately used Wukui Shakes the Heavens. A purple divine Wukui Tree descended from the sky.
With the difference in strength, that Martial King could only resist for a few breaths. Then, he was pressed down by the divine Wukui Tree, falling into Dragon Sealing City.
Only now did the rest of the people react. A wave of attacks was sent at Xiao Chen. There were all sorts of colored lights, states, and weapon Qi.
Given Xiao Chen’s strength, if he endured this head-on, he would still suffer from significant internal injuries. His figure wavered as he executed the Roaming Dragon’s Nine Transformations, becoming nine figures in the next moment.
“Bang! Bang! Bang!”
Between the shock waves and explosions, some of the clones were instantly blasted into nothing. However, Xiao Chen’s main body took advantage of the chaos to arrive before the third peak Superior Grade Martial King.
This time, Xiao Chen did not use any Martial Technique. He simply clashed weapons with that person. The instant the weapons came in contact, a surging Essence exploded forth.
The gap in strength was too great; the other party’s weapon shattered into countless pieces. The web behind his thumb and forefinger immediately split open, and blood trickled out of his mouth.
Xiao Chen managed to defeat three people with three moves. Furthermore, these three people were the strongest of their group. The other people promptly stopped what they were doing and carefully retreated.
Xiao Chen sheathed his saber and said calmly to the group, “Go somewhere else; this dragon pillar is mine.”
Xiao Chen’s calm tone did not leave any room for doubt. Furthermore, he had shown himself to be strong. In the group’s perspective, he was unfathomable.
Just at this moment, a Superior Grade Martial King suddenly executed an ambush. He took advantage of the moment when Xiao Chen was speaking to silently sneak behind Xiao Chen and attack.
That person’s skills in concealment were impeccable. Despite moving so fast, there was no wind at all. He also did not leak any killing Qi.
It was a perfect sneak attack. However, he met Xiao Chen, a cultivator that could not be judged with common sense.
“Breaking Armor! Seizing the Heart!”
Xiao Chen seemed to have eyes on the back of his head. He quickly turned around and instantly executed the final two moves of the Dragon Claw Fist.
The Breaking Armor Fist broke the opponent’s Essence shield and the Claw Seizing the Heart pierced his chest.
In an instant, a person, who was just alive and was about to succeed in his sneak attack, died and fell to the ground.
“Let’s go. We can’t stay here any longer.”
When the others saw the situation, they were frightened. They no longer wanted to try their luck and scattered immediately.
As for Song Qing, that fellow had already run away the moment he saw that things were not good.
Xiao Chen could not be bothered with this person. If he managed to get one of the four hundred spots, Xiao Chen would meet him in the arena battles. If he could not even pass the qualifier round, there was no need for Xiao Chen to even care about him.
Everything was calm and quiet as Xiao Chen stood on the dragon pillar. This time he was really standing on it.
One minute was just sixty breaths. In a situation where no one disturbed him, it would pass very quickly.
Xiao Chen counted down the time in his mind. By the time others saw the phenomenon here, it was too late.
The tall pillar below Xiao Chen started shaking. The carving of the dragon around the stone pillar suddenly came to life.
The coiling stone dragon roared ferociously. Every one of its scales gave off a golden light as it soared into the sky, rushing into the clouds.
The dragon’s roar reverberated throughout the entire place. The huge dragon tore through the thick dark clouds and flew to a mysterious faraway location.
A golden beam of light descended from the distant sky, enveloping Xiao Chen on the pillar.
“Someone succeeded. Who is it? Is it someone from the eight Noble Clans? Or is it one of the successors of the ten great sects?”
“Who is this person? I have never heard of him before. He seems unfamiliar. Could this be his first time participating in the Five Nation Youth Competition?”
“That can’t be! Unexpectedly, it is a new person who took the first spot.”
Xiao Chen, who was within the light, immediately attracted the attention of the countless spectators. Everyone was surprised.
“First Elder! Xiao Chen succeeded!” the Heavenly Saber Pavilion’s Second Elder said excitedly, revealing a joyful smile.
Jiang Chi remained comparatively calm. He smiled faintly and said, “Quality over quantity. We just need the elites.”
When the Breaking Saber Gate’s Du Hui heard that, he felt very uncomfortable. His sect’s disciple had just mocked the other party for coming from a weak place earlier.
However, the disciple of the sect Song Qing had mocked managed to be the first to obtain a spot. As for Song Qing, he had been frightened away by Xiao Chen. He did not even have the courage to fight.
The golden beam of light lasted for a minute before it disappeared.
The instant the beam of light disappeared, the smooth stone pillar slid back into the ground.
Within one second, the two-kilometer-tall pillar had retracted underground. Xiao Chen, on the stone pillar, finally experienced something similar to a theme-park ride from his previous life.
When Xiao Chen took in his surroundings, he noticed that the buildings around him were neatly arranged, like they had been built in some sort of pattern. The architecture of the Dragon Sealing City gave off an ancient ambiance.
The vast and heavy aura of the place made one feel, without a doubt, that this place was ancient.
Xiao Chen took a look at the dragon-shaped jade pendant hanging at his waist. From the previously dark jade, it was now bright.
There was a miniature golden dragon in the translucent jade pendant. It looked very interesting as it slowly swam around.
Suddenly, a cool breeze tousled the hair on Xiao Chen’s forehead, which was wrapped in a blue strip of cloth, revealing his handsome face.
When he looked up, a middle-aged man in yellow robes appeared unexpectedly in front of him. The cool breeze came from this person.
Xiao Chen was startled. If not for the cool breeze, he would not have noticed the presence of this person. That was to say, it would be easy for this person to silently kill him, if he wanted to.
It was likely that this person had purposely sent out that cool breeze. Xiao Chen did not dare to disrespect someone with such cultivation. He performed a cupped-fist salute and said, “May I ask who this Senior is?”
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