Xiang Mang came back, wounded and downhearted. Ye Futian said to him with a smile, "Your opponent is from the holy land of the Divine Prefecture. He is carefully selected to come to challenge us. Its only normal for you to lose. The disciples of the Heavenly Mandate Cottage in the Heavenly Mandate Academy have to go through hardships and tribulations in order to take steps forward."
Xiang Mang heard Ye Futian and raised his head, replied, "I understand. Im just upset at myself for embarrassing the Academy."
"Its not that big of a deal. Dont think too much of it," Ye Futian patted Xiang Mang on his shoulder and said.
Xiang Mang returned to the team. The cultivator from the Holy Land of Taichu was still standing in the void. His clothes flapped in the wind swirling around his body.
Ye Futian looked at him. This man excelled at controlling both the wind and the sword. The two skills were fused together and transformed into the Great Path with terrifying strength that was extremely fast and pervasive. The final blowthe Hurricane of Divine Swordconverged all the power on one point.
It was the ultimate attack that completely destroyed Xiang Mangs defense shield. Cracks spread from the point of the attack, and the storm eventually tore everything apart.
The swordsman chose a tactic that totally brought Xiang Mang to his knees. Xiang Mang was overpowered without any chance to fight back.
Lord Taixuan and the others also glared at the swordsman. The speed of his movement and his sword attack was impeccable. Anyone who wanted to defeat him had to be either faster than him or able to lock onto him and launch an attack.
Otherwise, even a cultivator stronger than the swordsman still couldnt win against him easily.
"Do you want to send more cultivators at this level or change it up?" The cultivator in a white robe from the Holy Land of Taichu said in an arrogant and domineering tone.
Invaders from the Holy Land of Taichu were still standing high up and looking out on the people in the Heavenly Mandate Academy below.
They aimed to win a landslide victory over the Heavenly Mandate Academy and leave them no chance to turn the situation around.
People in the Void Realm would only remember the Holy Land of Taichu after this battle. The Heavenly Mandate Academy would be slowly forgotten and completely replaced in no time.
"Yaya, do you want to have a try?" Ye Futian asked Yaya, who was standing beside him.
Yaya and Sword of Lihen were both swordsmen in training. Ye Futian figured that Yaya could gain some experience from this match since this cultivator from the Holy Land of Taichu also used swords. They could learn more about the skills and techniques of the swordsman with a perfect Divine Wheel from the Holy Land of Taichu.
"Sure." Yaya nodded gently and stepped forward. Her clothes were all white, and her long, black hair was blowing in the wind. Wisps of the Sword Will flowed in the air and wrapped around her body.
"Pull out," the man in the white robe said. The swordsman who defeated Xiang Mang before stepped back and left the battlefield.
"He already had one fight and needs to rest," the white-robed cultivator said loudly. People in the Heavenly Mandate Academy could hardly refuse such a request. Sparring sessions obviously needed to be fair. The Holy Land of Taichu had every right to change their delegate. The Heavenly Mandate Academy couldnt insist on fighting the swordsman by turns to wear him down.
Ye Futian didnt care if Yaya had to fight against someone else. He sent Yaya out because he wanted to see how much Yaya improved after inheriting the Divine Martial. After all, Yaya came from the Lower Worlds of the Nine States and had lesser innate ability.
Nevertheless, Yaya had cultivated for two lifetimes and once transformed into a sword spirit. She was a natural swordsman with decent talent.
Another person stepped out of the team of the Holy Land of Taichu. He carried tremendous momentum as if an invisible wave of energy was emanating from his body. He was quiet and steady, yet appeared as dangerous as a fierce beast.
Ye Futian gazed at the man and sensed the indistinct energy around him. It seemed that waves of the Great Path ripped through his body and formed an invisible force.
"The girl is going to have some trouble," Lord Taixuan said to Ye Futian.
Ye Futian nodded. He also realized that this person was even stronger than the swordsman in training before.
The Holy Land of Taichu obviously was well prepared for this battle. They particularly dispatched plenty of strong cultivators in the Lower Renhuang Plane. After all, they knew that the Heavenly Mandate Academy heavily relied on Ye Futian. Therefore, they could vanquish the Heavenly Mandate Academy if they triumphed over Ye Futian and his associates.
Yaya and the man from the Holy Land Taichu met in the sky. The weather changed instantaneously. Sword whistled in the vast space as the intangible Sword Will flowed in the void menacingly.
Although the Holy Land of Taichu had been getting the upper hand over the Heavenly Mandate Academy, they were still astounded by Yaya, another cultivator with a perfect Divine Wheel, and her strength. The Heavenly Mandate Academy might not be a match for the top force in the Divine Prefecture, such as the Holy Land of Taichu, but it was surely a formidable place that was unparalleled in the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path. Their cultivators would definitely become powerful figures down the road.
However, their luck could have been better. The world changed, and the passage leading to the Outer Realms was opened again. Cultivators from various parties came to the Void Realm one after the other.
The flowing Sword Will became stronger and began to dart across the void. The invisible force of the sword charged at the man from the Holy Land of Taichu.
The invisible force of the sword instantly swamped the place the man was standing at as though he had nowhere to retreat to.
It was an extremely dangerous attack. People started to wonder if the first fight would be more exciting if Yaya fought against the swordsman.
The terrifying Sword Will materialized. A destructive rhythm charged across the void at Yayas opponent. Just when it was about to penetrate the man, an exceptionally forceful golden wave rolled forward and dashed against the Sword Will, accompanied by a loud and clear sound and beams of divine golden light. The Sword Will blew up into pieces.
After that, the cultivator from the Holy Land of Taichu lunged forward. A golden ripple transfigured into terrifying waves and frantically ripped apart all of the Sword Will in the void.
"True Will of Waves of the War God." The cultivators of the Song Imperial Palace watching from the distance were stunned by the scene. They didnt expect the Holy Land of Taichu would be so prepared that even this man came.
"Who is that?" the princess of the Song Imperial Palace asked.
"Who can it be? Its his official heir," the old man replied. The princess of the Song Imperial Palace immediately thought of someone who was a war god and one of the three most powerful cultivators in the Holy Land of Taichu.
"He acquired such power by integrating the Gengjin with the Great Path of Water. Its deadly and invincible. Besides, this disciple of his also excels at the Great Path of Space and developed an extraordinary Divine Wheel with three Life Spirits. This man is so powerful that he may be able to contend with Mu Qingke in the future."
The senior cultivator from the Song Imperial Palace explained. As he was speaking, the man continued to move forward. A giant golden wave surged with each step he took. The waves crushed everything they touched with devastating force. The Sword Will couldnt approach the man at all.
Divine swords took shape and spun around Yayas body. They formed a sword diagram, which was a high-powered sword matrix. Countless streams of Sword Will converged and were condensed into the sword might. A sense of foreboding permeated in the cold air. The Sword Will charged at Yayas opponent from all directions.
The man stopped moving forward. He twisted his hands together and summoned his Divine Wheel. Much to everyones surprise, it was a golden Divine Wheel that looked like a golden divine eye with millions of patterns and shapes overlapped together layer after layer. It spun rapidly and expanded.
Unprecedented waves of the Great Path rolled and surged in the vast sky.
Everyone raised their heads to looked at the flowing Sword Will and the roaring waves.
"What kind of a method is this?" People were astonished by its tremendous power. It looked like the Art of Supreme Attack of the Holy Land of Taichu.
"Lets settle the match with one last strike," said the Renhuang from the Holy Land of Taichu. His body vanished into thin air as he stepped ahead. His fist, on the other hand, blasted forward as straight as an arrow.
The True Will of Waves of the War God transformed into countless Waves of the War God in an instant. The shock wave shattered everything. Yaya could feel her space was vibrating violently.
She activated the Sword Matrix. Countless divine swords fused into one and pierced through the void.
The crowd could only see two beams of extremely brilliant light dashed against each other.
The flash dazzled peoples eyes. The rolling waves of the Great Path crashed and formed ripples in the void. The Renhuang from the Holy Land of Taichu staggered back a few steps, while Yaya, on the other side, was blasted back to the Heavenly Mandate Academy. She threw up a mouthful of blood due to the damage the impact did to her internal organs.
Ye Futian moved swiftly and caught Yaya. They balanced themselves on the ground. Yayas clothes were already stained by her blood.
"Go to treat your wounds," Ye Futian said to her.
But Yaya shook her head. She said, "Im alright. I want to stay here."
It was a crucial day for the Heavenly Mandate Academy. Despite losing the match, Yaya didnt care much about herself. She couldnt accept the current situation the Heavenly Mandate Academy was in, and she wanted to stay to see how they turned the tables on the Holy Land of Taichu.
They couldnt lose this battle even though the opponent was the mighty Holy Land of Taichu. If they were discredited and humiliated today, how could they later compete with the Holy Land of Taichu, which intended to preach in the Nine Realms?
They would be mortified in front of the Holy Land of Taichu all the time, even if they stopped them from barging into the Heavenly Mandate Academy today.
Ye Futian looked at Yayas determined eyes and nodded slightly.