Chapter 890: Nangong Yi’s Charm
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The papers were spinning, occasionally revealing the numbers on them.
Seeing that the papers were getting closer, all of the Peak Master of the Five Peaks — including Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect who was also the Peak Master of the Gold Peak — immediately made their moves.
With just a raise of Guo Chong’s hand, a wave of invisible energy soared up to the sky and swept towards the ten pieces of papers. Breaking it in full fury, the gush of energy completely filled the air with a series of ear-deafening explosions.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Qi Yu the Peak Master of Wood Peak, Cha Bai the Peak Master of Fire Peak, Yu Fang the Peak Master of Water Peak and Tian Gu the Peak Master of Earth Peak all made their moves at almost the same time as well.
However, they were not as fast as Guo Chong was.
Instantly, two sheets papers looked as if they were drawn by two invisible forces. In just a blink of an eye, they turned into two lightning bolts and charged towards Guo Chong before it was grabbed by his hand.
Just like this, Gold Peak had obtained their two papers.
“Number 1 and 10.”
Duan Ling Tian had a sharp eye. Long before the two papers were drawn towards Guo Chong, he had already seen the numbers on the papers.
He knew that these were the numbers chosen by Guo Chong, and the reason why he chose these numbers must be pretty advantageous for Gold Peak.
The second person who obtained the next two papers were Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak. He was also the second strongest person in the Five Element Sect and was recognized by most of the sect’s members.
The papers that he had gotten hold of were Number 5 and 6.
It was also apparent that he had deliberately chosen these numbers.
As for the other Peak Masters of the three other Peaks, their powers were all evenly matched. In the end, they rearranged the remaining six papers and just randomly selected two each.
“Hold this,” Qi Yu passed the two papers to Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu. Duan Ling Tian got Number 5 while Huang Daniu took Number 6.
“What’s this for?” Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu exchanged glances. Confusion could be seen on their faces.
“In the individual battle of the Battle of the Five Peaks, the first and the last number will start first and battle it out against each other… For example, Contestant Number 1 and Contestant Number 10 will enter the first round while Contestant Number 2 and Contestant Number 9 will enter the second match,” Chen Wei explained, “By the same token, Contester Number 5 and Contester Number 6 will enter the fifth match! This will be the first round.”
Realization finally hit Duang Ling Tian with a pang, “Then, this means that Daniu and I will go against each other in the first match… Then, as Wood Peak’s representatives, we can discuss which of us will advance to the next round first right?”
“Exactly,” Chen Wei nodded his head.
“No wonder the Sect Leader would snatch Number 1 and 10. Looks like he has the same idea too.” Duan Ling Tian finally understood everything clearly now.
Very soon, the Battle of the Five Peaks finally raised its curtain.
The first match, Contestant Number 1 versus Contestant Number 10.
Gold Peak. Contestant Number 1, Nangong Chen versus Contestant Number 10, Nangong Yi.
Contestant Number 10, Nangong Yi advanced to the next round.
“Oh?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. He did not expect Nangong Yi would be the person advancing to the next round. “Logically speaking, since Nangong Chen knows that I can forge illusion with my Spiritual Energy, and he also knows the level of my Spiritual Energy, he must know that Nangong Chen is no match for me… However, why did he let Nangong Yi advance to the next round?”
Duan Ling Tian was completely puzzled about this.
After hearing Chen Wei’s explanation, he finally understood why.
“In the individual battle of the Battle of the Five Peaks, as the battle advances to the end, those people who’re eliminated before can challenge anyone that they like other than the one who had defeated them earlier on,” Chen Wei said.
It would go on this way until the rank of the individual battle was set.
For this reason, the advancement of Nangong Yi into the next round did not mean that Nangong Chen would not have a chance to reach the top rank. Instead, he would become the finalist in the battle and help Gold Peak rank first during the crucial moment!
“Among the two of you, I’ll also recommend that Daniu enter the next round first. In the meantime, Duan Ling Tian, you should recuperate and build up your energy first. Unless the other eight people from the four Peaks are no match for Daniu and he obtains the first place, you’ll still have the opportunity to surpass Daniu’s rank,” Chen continued to add on.
“Alright,” Duan Ling Yian nodded his head. As for Huang Daniu, he naturally had no objections towards this.
He acknowledged the fact that he was not a match for Duan Ling Tian. Since that was the case, he might as well let Duan Ling Tian rest, and he could take the lead in the race himself.
All the same, when the battle had reached the end, the person who would snatch the top rank for Wood Peak would be Duan Ling Tian anyway.
After Contestant Number 10, Nangong Yi had entered the next round, it was Contestant Number 2 versus Contestant Number 9 now.
Contestant Number 2 was the other female disciple from Water Peak.
Contestant Number 9 was Hu Fei from Fire Peak.
Faced with Hu Fei, the female disciple was aware of her position. She immediately conceded defeat and Contestant Number 9, Hu Fei, was promoted to the next round.
The Battle of the Five Peaks continued.
Contestant Number 3 versus Contestant Number 8.
Contestant Number 3, Tian Zhen from Earth Peak.
Contestant Number 8, another male disciple from Earth Peak.
Tian Zhen conceded defeat, and like Nangong Chen, he recuperated and built up his strength. After the overall results were released, he would then initiate a challenge and get a good rank for Earth Peak.
Contestant Number 8, the other male disciple from Earth Peak made it into the second round.
Contestant Number 4 versus Contestant Number 7.
Contester Number 4 was the other male disciple from Fire Peak.
Contestant Number 7 was Tan Huan from Water Peak.
Contester Number 7, Tan Huan, made it into the next round.
Finally, it was the turn of Contestant Number 5, Duan Ling Tian, and Contestant Number 6, Huang Daniu. Duan Ling Tian conceded defeat, and Huang Daniu entered the next round.
Just like that, the results of the first round came out.
Coincidentally, those who had conceded defeat or was defeated were all Contestants Number 1 to 5.
Contestants Number 6 to 10 had all made it into the next round. They were Huang Daniu, Tan Huan, a male disciple from Earth Peak, Hu Fei and Nangong Yi.
They would continue in the next round where the first contestant would battle the last contestant again.
The first match. Huang Daniu versus Nangong Yi. Both of them stood in the air directly opposite each other.
“Daniu, this Nangong Yi has long made a breakthrough into the Seventh Level Void Interpretation. Even if you give up this match, nobody will laugh at you.” This were the exact words Chen Wei told Huang Daniu before he went up for the match.
However, he still chose to enter this match without any hesitation. According to him, it was a rare opportunity that a martial artist who was at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation would battle it out with him. Since there was no critical danger involved in this battle, he did not want to pass up this opportunity.
“How dare this Huang Daniu battle it out with Senior Brother Yi! He really does not want to live anymore!”
“Senior Brother Yi is a Seventh Level Void Interpretation martial artist… I heard that this Huang Daniu is only at the Fifth Level Void Interpretation. I wonder where he got his courage from. How daring of him to fight against Senior Brother Yi.”
“I’m sure Senior Brother Yi only needs a blow to beat him easily!”
The Five Element Sect’s disciples who were watching from the side were raising a babble of criticism. Nobody believed that Huang Daniu was Nangong Yi’s match.
“I heard that you’re one of the strongest duos in the younger generation of the Five Element Sect, and your cultivation base has already entered the Seventh Level Void Interpretation… However, I wonder if you dare to battle it out with me over there?” Huang Daniu ignored the discussions from their surroundings. He looked at Nangong Yi earnestly as he stretched out a finger at the same time and pointed it towards the sheer cliffs at the other side of Gold Peak.
The moment he heard Huang Daniu’s words, Nangong Yi raised his eyebrow and asked, “So, you’ve comprehended the Earth Concept huh?”
It was apparent that he had guessed Huang Daniu’s intentions — he simply wanted to borrow the Earth Energy by using his Earth Concept to battle with him.
“Yes. Naturally, you can always refuse it,” Huang Daniu continued, “However, even if you refuse, I’ll still battle against you… although I know that I’ll lose this match!”
At this time, the group of Five Element Sect’s disciples who were watching turned quiet instantly.
Obviously, they were all eager to know whether Nangong Yi would agree to Huang Daniu’s absurd request.
“Why should I refuse?” Nangong smiled in reply to Huang Daniu.
“As expected from Senior Brother Yi! Although he already knows that his opponent had comprehended the Earth Concept and would borrow the Earth Energy the moment they get close to the ground, he still agreed to this unreasonable request of his opponent!”
“How charming! I’m sure not everybody has that!”
“Of course! Who do you think Senior Brother Yi is?”
“All the best, Senior Brother Yi! I believe that even if your opponent borrows Earth Energy, he’s still no match for you!”
“Senior Brother Yi, please make this Huang Daniu lose and let him acknowledge his defeat sincerely!”
A group of Five Element Sect’s disciples were shouting loudly in excitement. All of them had great faith in Nangong Yi.
Huang Daniu flew away, and in just a blink of an eye, he had already reached the side of Gold Peak’s sheer cliffs. He slowly closed his eyes, and he took in a long, deep breath. It was as if he was trying to sense something.
Instantly, waves of solid khaki-colored energy began to emit out of Huang Daniu’s body. Without warning, it fluctuated vigorously like it was resonating with the Earth.
At this time, Nangong Yi appeared in front of him. When he saw the rippling power around Huang Daniu’s body, he could not help but be taken aback.
“Looks like I’ve underestimated you,” Nangong Yi murmured to himself.
Nobody noticed when, but the solid khaki-colored energy around Huang Daniu’s body seemed to have undergone a completely new transformation as it emanated ripples of bloodcurdling aura.
Immediately, Heaven and Earth Phenomenon began to solidify, and it took form on the space above his head.
Multiple silhouettes of ancient horned dragons appeared from thin air in a mighty formation. The number kept increasing, it was as if it would keep going on forever.
— and it was still increasing. Gradually, the increase slowed down and finally stopped for good.
185 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons were hovering at the space above Huang Daniu’s head. 185 pairs of sharp piercing eyes were looking at Nangong Yi as though they would pounce on him at any moment.
“How’s this possible?!”
“This Huang Daniu is actually THIS strong?”
The 185 silhouettes of the ancient horned dragons shook the group of Five Element Sect’s disciples who were watching by the side to the core.
Even Tan Huan from Water Peak and Tian Zhen from Earth Peak were completely filled with dread.
“Sixth Level Void Interpretation, Sixth Level Intermediate Earth Concept, coupled with the Earth Energy that you borrowed from your Earth Concept… Hmm, you’re indeed qualified to fight with me,” Nangong Yi opened his mouth and directly spilled out Huang Daniu’s background.
Sixth Level Void Interpretation and the full force of his Origin Energy was about the strength of 80 ancient horned dragons.
Six Level Intermediate Earth Concept was about the strength of 70 ancient horned dragons.
The amount of Earth Energy that he borrowed using this level of Earth Concept was about the strength of 35 ancient horned dragons — which was also half of the amount of the energy that the Earth Concept retained.
— adding all of them up together, the energy totaled up to 185 ancient horned dragons.
“I look forward to fighting you,” Huang Daniu took in a deep breath. His eyes were staring fierily at Nangong Yi, “Casting everything aside, just that charm of yours that’s willing to let me borrow the Earth Energy using my Earth Concept alone is enough to gain my, Huang Daniu’s admiration!”
“Haha, interesting! Interesting!” Faced with Huang Daniu’s straightforwardness, Nangong Yi immediately felt a sense of liking towards him. As he laughed loudly, the Origin Energy in his body rose and formed waves of bluish turquoise-colored waves before it engulfed his entire body.
That was the fusion of both Origin Energy and Water Concept.