Translated By – DemonKiller
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Chapter 0112 – Ning Xiao Cheng Courts Death
As soon as Meng Jing Xiu made her declaration of the challenge, two people immediately rushed towards the platform.
However, the person from the Luo Huo Academy was obviously nearer, and as such was the first person to rush onto the stage. The other person who saw that the person from the Luo Huo Academy had already reached the platform, had to walk back resentfully.
“I am Zu Jun Jie from the Luo Huo Academy, carrying 10 points. Miss Meng, you are not my opponent, since you are one of the few women here, as long as you admit defeat….”
Zhu Jun Jie had not yet finished what he was saying, when Meng Jing Xiu immediately brandished her Magical Artefact.
A flaming red Halberd Shadow immediately sealed of Zu Jun Jie’s retreat, after which she immediately stabbed out with her fiery red halberd, even the Restrictions placed on the square platform were shaking because of the powerful surging waves from the halberd.
Her True Essence really is quite powerful, Ning Cheng thought as he looked at Meng Jing Xiu, it was evident that this Meng Jing Xiu was more formidable than Zu Jun Jie. Zu Jun Jie already had the cultivation of True Condensation 8th Level, however the strength of a cultivator, cannot only be explained in terms of their cultivation levels. Ning Cheng had already fully understood this point, as before and after the remoulding of his Meridians by the Mysterious Yellow Origin, his cultivation of True Condensation 1st Level at both times, when compared to each other, was miles apart.
Seeing Meng Jing Xiu utilising her halberd to this extent, the dissatisfaction that Ning Cheng felt before towards this woman had already faded a lot. For women using a halberd Type Artefact was not much, but the way Meng Jing Xiu utilised her halberd, bringing out shadows that were at least thrice the length of the usual, it was as if a titan was fighting a human. This showed that this woman was completely straightforward in her ways, although she did not speak much, but she was easily offended by people.
Ning Cheng also used a Spear while fighting, but because he did not have a large enough Storage Bag, he could only keep the broken Spear on his back. So when he saw Meng Jing Xiu display her halberd, it kind of gave him a sense of familiarity with each other.
Zu Jun Jie did not think that Meng Jing Xiu would begin without even speaking a single word, as he hurriedly brought out a round Shield Type Artefact.
“Ka Cha” a sound emerged. The shield had not yet charged up, when Meng Jing Xiu completely blew it open with her halberd.
Zu Jun Jie was also affected by the strong undulations of the formidable True Essence from her, and was sent back flying several meters away. Even his mouth was overflowing with blood. If not for the square platform being huge, perhaps he would have already been thrown back towards the edge of the Restriction.
“You made a sneak attack.” Zu Jun Jie spoke furiously.
Meng Jing Xiu sneered, “Since you can’t deal with my attack, so you call it a sneak attack? Angry…. River…. Tide…. Rises……”
As soon as Meng Jing Xiu spoke those words, the halberd in her hands transformed into innumerable shadows forming towering water like waves that blotted out the sky as it rushed towards Zu Jun Jie. It was also filled with a matchless and immense Killing Intent, feeling the surging ripples of True Essence coming from the waves, some of the nearby spectators, felt their entire bodies go cold with fear. This halberd technique really was too terrible.
All the people who were watching the battle understood, that if Meng Jing Xiu had used some sort of trick to perform a sneak attack before, then this was the real attack, even if that Zu Jun Jie resorted to use the shield once again, he would not have any chance.
When Zu Jun Jie saw this move, he immediately turned pale. At this time, he did not dare to think of anything else, raising his hands, he at once brought out a pair of Golden Tiger Hooks. Zu Jun Jie already felt that Meng Jing Xiu’s True Essence was really much more formidable that his own, wielding the Golden Tiger Hooks in his hands, he immediately began to crazily circulate his True Essence. If possible, he was even willing to completely burn up his True Essence. It was the first time for him to run into a woman with such a fierce cultivation at True Condensation 6th Level.
Zu Jun Jie’s own cultivation was at True Condensation 8th Level, and was one of the selected representatives from the Luo Hou Academy to take part in the 3rd round of the tournament, it was obvious that he did not just have a hollow reputation.
After he completely charged the Golden Tiger Hooks in his hands with all the strength that he could muster, they immediately began to form shadow after shadows of Golden Coloured Hooks.
However, the people with a higher cultivation level than him could see. That although Zu Jun Jie was making one golden hook after another appear, when compared to the stormy sea like Halberd Shadows from Meng Jing Xiu, the result was as obvious as heaven and earth.
“Boom Boom Boom….” Just like the rough sea waves whips about the reefs, formidable booming sounds could be heard all over. Even the spectators near the platform had to forcefully circulate their True Essence to keep themselves planted.
“Ka Cha” The golden hook shadows that were brought out by Zu Jun Jie finally were completely broken, there was now nothing to block the Halberd Shadows which bombed onto Zu Jun Jie’s body. Zu Jun Jie once again went flying back, while simultaneously spurting out several mouthfuls of blood.
“Plop” A sound emerged. Zu Jun Jie finally fell off from the edge of the tournament platform, as Meng Jing Xiu stepped forward to start once again. He immediately took the initiative and cried out, “I admit defeat.”
At this time Zu Jun Jie was already covered with innumerable bloody stains. His body was already riddled with injuries, if he was hit once more, there was absolutely no guarantee that he would still retain his life.
Zu Jun Jie tremblingly stood up and walked back down, this time what was more frightening for him, was not his body that was full of injuries, but the fact that he was forced to personally throw in the towel and admit defeat. That to in front of so many eyes, he just could not dare to lift his face up, as he not only lost to someone with a lower cultivation level than his own, but to a woman at that, how could he raise his head up after this?
On the third huge projection Array Formation screen, of the 25 names previously, Zu Jun Jie’s name was removed. While the score in front of Meng Jing Xiu rose from 10 points to 20 points.
The Grand Plaza was silent for a long while, before it erupted in huge cheers. This kind of unexpected result was the most popular among them.
Liu Xian was pleasantly surprised as he muttered, “I never thought about it, but Meng Jing Xiu actually won, does it meant that my God Wind Academy still has a chance?”
Meng Jing Xiu remained quiet as she got down from the platform, Ning Cheng knew that she had already exhausted a large portion of her True Essence a moment ago. This time when people saw her, nobody wanted to challenge her or wanted to be challenged by her.
Ji Luo Fei said in a low voice in Ning Cheng’s ear, “This woman is amazing, if she is going to challenge you, then you really will have to be careful of her.”
Ning Cheng nodded in agreement with Ji Luo Fei’s views, Meng Jing Xiu’s attack was indeed powerful. But to say that she could successfully challenge him, Ning Cheng thought that Ji Luo Fei was overestimating her a bit too much. Even if Meng Jing Xiu wanted to challenge him, it could only be after the 3rd round of the tournament came to an end, moreover she would have to at least wait till they went back to the God Wind Academy to have a match with him. As for the technique that Meng Jing Xiu shown, Ning Cheng confirmed that she did not have a good grasp on it and would not be able to use it continuously.
If the 5 Star Academies dispatched their most formidable masters in the True Condensation Realm, then it was absolutely impossible for her to have Zu Jun Jie as her opponent.
Originally the God Wind Academy was regarded as a thrash because the first person to come up to challenge was Meng Jing Xiu, but with her performance a moment ago, it at least saved a bit of their face, at least no one from the other 5 Star Academies tried to ridicule Liu Xian again.
“Good, Good, Very Good.” Liu Xian was unceasingly praising Meng Jing Xiu, for him, Meng Jing Xiu not only won the one fight. Before on the main altar, he was being ridiculed by others continuously, but now that Meng Jing Xiu had won, he was simply disinclined to go up again.
While many people were discussing about Meng Jing Xiu from God Wind Academy in low voices, once more a person’s shadow fell on top of the square platform.
This person was a man wearing a white robe, and looked extremely clean and handsome. He had dark red hair flowing down to his shoulders, making him look a bit unrestrained. If there were any shortcomings to say about his looks, then it was his nose which was a bit hook shaped. But in other people’s eyes, it seemed that they would once again see another grand fight.
Some of the pretty women standing below also started screaming out their love, showing that the white robed man really was quite popular with the ladies.
This white robed man cupped his fist in front of him, and spoke in a clear booming voice, “Falling Star Academy’s Shui Yu, carries 10 points to challenge Ning Xiao Cheng of the God Wind Academy.”
Shui Yu’s words immediately brought back the crowd’s focus on Ning Xiao Cheng who they had forgotten, Ning Xiao Cheng had gotten the first place in the preliminary written test, but in the two previous rounds of the tournament, he only scored 11 points, he was simply a huge joke to them. At this time Ning Xiao Cheng’s cultivation was also exposed, but his cultivation was at least not regarded as bad, everyone could see that he had the cultivation of True Condensation 3rd Level.
But even if he had the cultivation of True Condensation 3rd Level, when compared to someone with a cultivation level of True Condensation 7th Level, they simply did not have to guess the results.
“This Ning Xiao Cheng is just courting death; I don’t know how he ended up offending Shui Yu of the Shui Clan. But him being at True Condensation 3rd Level and his opponent being at True Condensation 7th Level, I don’t even need to think about the result.”
“Well, is that Shui Yu of the Shui Clan an ordinary True Condensation 7th Level Cultivator? He is the Shui Clan’s genius of his generation, moreover he is going to battle on the behalf of the Falling Star Academy, even ordinary True Condensation 9th Level cultivators, may not necessarily be his opponent.”
“This Ning Xiao Cheng really knows how to cause trouble. I heard that he recently killed Shui Yu’s cousin.”
“What? No wonder Shui Yu challenged him, he really wants to kill him.”
“Well, I am sure Ning Xiao Cheng will not come to battle, he will certainly give his score to one of the masters of the God Wind Academy.”
“Moreover, he is the kind of person who seeks his own death, no one will help him.”
Meng Jing Xiu coldly glanced at Ning Cheng, this really was bringing a disaster to self, if she had known about this she would have forcibly taken his points, just why did she not know about this beforehand?
She was waiting for Ning Cheng to come and beg in front of her, even if Ning Cheng brought his score, she really wanted to ridicule him when the time came.
Ning Cheng would obviously not seek out Meng Jing Xiu, but he gently tapped at the nervous Ji Luo Fei and lightly said, “Do not worry, you are not going to get rid of me that easily.”
After speaking those few words to Ji Luo Fei, Ning Cheng did not speak anymore, he knew that his strength when comparing back to the time in the Thunder Fall Desert, even he did not know how many more times powerful he was. This was not just because he had advance to the True Condensation 3rd Level, but mainly because his Meridians were completely remoulded by the Mysterious Yellow Origin.
“Junior Apprentice Brother Xiao Cheng, if you don’t mind, I can help you out to go out and battle in your place.” A young man with thick eyebrows walked towards Ning Cheng, and said while clasping his fist in front of him.
After being introduced by Liu Xian, Ning Cheng knew who this young man was, he was the God Wind Academy’s strongest cultivator in the True Condensation Realm, Chu Yong Xin. What Chu Yong Xin meant with those words spoken towards Ning Cheng, was to let him give his score to Chu Yong Xin, in this case, it was because Ning Cheng was really not in a position to accept the challenge from Shui Yu.
Ning Cheng also cupped his fist and said his thanks, “Thank you Senior Apprentice Brother Chu, but I still will go out, that fellow looks like he really likes to eat people, I want to let him know that there are even people that can easily beat him.”
Ning Cheng then just smiled at Ji Luo Fei, and slowly moved towards the platform while carrying his Spear in his hands.
Meng Jing Xiu looked puzzlingly at Ning Cheng’s back, she really did not think that Ning Cheng would dare to take the challenge, was he really stupid or really fearless? Seeing that Ning Cheng was approaching the platform, she was a bit speechless as she thought to herself, “I actually ended up fighting seriously with an unreasonable fellow.”
“Hey, that Ning Xiao Cheng is really going out to battle him, I know him, the one I stepped onto the platform with was Ning Xiao Cheng. So he really was a guy who looks for death with his own initiative….” Seeing Ning Cheng step onto the platform, a surprised voice sounded out.
“I estimate that he is still thinking that it would be the same as the preliminary exam, coming to amaze the world with a single brilliant feat.”
“Well, isn’t that just a dream….”
“It is not necessarily a dream, maybe when that Ning Xiao Cheng goes up to battle, that Shui Yu from the Falling Star Academy might just suddenly fall asleep. Then Ning Xiao Cheng, would have easily won.”
“You are courting death, daring to taunt Shui Yu, if this was heard by one of the people from the Shui Clan, you’d just be a dead man.”
As for the various opinions of the crowd, it looked like none of them had any opinions that Ning Cheng might just end up defeating Shui Yu.