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“I don’t agree with that.” Suddenly, a gentle-looking middle-aged man from the Holy Zhi Palace smiled and said, “Yan Nan challenged another person and even humiliated him verbally. Moreover, he was cruel in the battle, wanting to kill his opponent. If he had the chance, he would definitely kill Ye Wuchen and Ye Futian. It is obvious that there is some resentment between them.”
“Yan Nan did not manage to do what he wanted to. I don’t think there is anything wrong with Ye Futian’s response. As for what happened in Dawn Road, I’m not too sure, but since the Holy Roads are organized by the Holy Zhi Palace, whatever that has happened there is certainly within our rules.” The middle-aged man looked at Ye Futian and asked, “Do you want to join my island?”
Many people stared at the middle-aged man calmly. They roughly knew why the two sages earlier would make things difficult for Ye Futian.
The elder on the sky stairwell nodded. Looking at Ye Futian, he asked, “Are you willing?”
Ye Futian looked in the direction where the middle-aged man was at. He bowed gently and replied, “Thank you, senior. However, I would like to stay in the arena and continue fighting.”
“Alright.” The middle-aged man nodded, smiling. “You indeed have the chance to cultivate in the holy island. Seize the opportunity.”
“Thank you.” Ye Futian nodded. Then, he backed off from the arena and returned to his original position.
He actually rejected it. Many people were surprised. Ye Futian was in the Arcana Plane and yet he did not grasp the opportunity. It seemed like he wanted to enter the Core Island.
He was indeed ambitious. Nevertheless, it was extremely difficult to enter the Core Island.
Elder Ning was still drinking his tea quietly. Just like what he had expected, there was still someone who invited Ye Futian. He was also not surprised by Ye Futian’s rejection. Ning Huang had died because of Ye Futian and Yu Sheng. How could they be satisfied by the Thousand Holy Islands?
Suddenly, another person walked out. When he appeared, everyone’s eyes froze again. The person was Yan Jiu from Sword Saint Villa. Clearly, he was going to take revenge.
“I challenge Hua Jieyu.” Yan Jiu looked at the lady beside Ye Futian. A strange expression appeared on the faces of many. Ye Futian had disabled Yan Nan’s arms, while Yan Jiu challenged Hua Jieyu, Ye Futian’s girlfriend. He was deliberately trying to humiliate Ye Futian. Although Hua Jieyu was a Divine Spiritual Sorcerer, she had only just entered the Noble Plane. She was clearly no match for Yan Jiu.
A cold beam of light immediately erupted from Ye Futian’s eyes as he stared at Yan Jiu, who was also looking at him. If Hua Jieyu rejected the challenge, Yan Jiu would challenge the people beside Ye Futian one by one. As long as nobody responded to his challenge, he could continue doing so to humiliate Ye Futian and his friends. If, however, someone accepted the challenge, he would surely not show any mercy.
Zhuge Canyang and Zhuge Mingyue looked at the arena below them emotionlessly. The juniors from Sword Saint Villa were really unruly. If Yan Jiu challenged Zhuge Xing, they would naturally not say anything. However, by challenging Hua Jieyu, he was obviously trying to humiliate Ye Futian instead of displaying his power.
“Jieyu, don’t go,” Ye Futian said to Hua Jieyu. He knew that Yan Jiu would not show mercy.
“I’ll try.” Hua Jieyu smiled gently at Ye Futian. Seeing Ye Futian shake his head, she smiled and said, “Just now, you also responded to Xie Ji’s challenge, didn’t you? If I cannot continue, I’ll admit defeat.”
“Be careful then!” Ye Futian nodded.
“Of course,” Hua Jieyu responded. Then, she flashed and walked gracefully towards the center of the arena, attracting countless stares. Even if she rejected the challenge, Yan Jiu would not give up so easily.
Yan Jiu stared at the charming figure before him. Ye Futian was really lucky to have her.
“Are you ready?” Yan Jiu asked.
“Let’s begin,” Hua Jieyu replied.
Just as she finished speaking, Sword Qi whizzed over from Yan Jiu’s body. At once, many straight lightning-like swords shot towards Hua Jieyu. At the same time, a terrifying sword aurora erupted from Yan Jiu’s sharp eyes. It was as if a sword hidden inside his pupils was charging towards Hua Jieyu’s eyes.
Hua Jieyu released her Life Spirit and Dharma. Immediately, a seven-colored crown appeared and her already alluring body looked even more like an empress. An invisible wave of Spiritual Energy enveloped the arena. The incoming brilliant Sword Qi seemed to have slowed and was covered with frost. Then, the sharp swords vibrated violently and buzzed, after which they were crushed into nothingness.
Yan Jiu jumped into the air. Sword Qi filled the sky and blotted out the sun. As he pointed his finger forward, a frightening wave of sword rain fell down from the sky.
Hua Jieyu raised her head and a brilliant radiance bloomed from her pupils. The crown vibrated and an appalling wave of Spiritual Energy engulfed the sky. When the sword rain arrived, the sharp swords actually changed direction and passed beside her. On the other hand, the swords that did not change direction exploded one after another.
Hua Jieyu who was covered in a seven-colored radiance did not move, but everyone knew that she was using her powerful Spiritual Energy as a Divine Spiritual Sorcerer to fight.
Thud… Hua Jieyu suddenly felt a strong sense of danger as Yan Jiu charged towards her like a sharp sword. He knew that Hua Jieyu was a Divine Spiritual Sorcerer and flying swords would not be able to injure her. Divine Spiritual Sorcerer was the ultimate type of sorcerer, and the weakness of all sorcerers was their poor melee abilities. If he could attack her from a closer distance, he would surely win.
Yan Jiu’s speed was so fast that Hua Jieyu did not have any time to think. Ice Seal and many vines wound around Yan Jiu’s body, but they were all crushed by his Sword Will and could not stop him even for a bit.
The seven-colored radiance above the crown became more dazzling. Yan Jiu felt that his body and the sword in his hand suddenly deviate from their intended trajectories slightly. On the other hand, Hua Jieyu’s body danced with the wind and rotated in the air as she backed away, passing by the strike marginally.
“I admit defeat,” Hua Jieyu said softly. Yan Jiu was about to attack again and his sword rubbed against the ground, but he could only stop.
Sword Qi dissipated and Hua Jieyu landed slowly and elegantly on the ground. Looking at her, many people praised her in their minds. Although she had taken part in the fight, it ended at the appropriate time. Yan Jiu had displayed his power, and she had also displayed her abilities. In this way, Yan Jiu would not be able to continue challenging them.
Divine Spiritual Sorcerer was indeed a powerful class. The fatal strike just now actually missed. If Hua Jieyu was also a grade seven noble, could she control Yan Jiu’s sword directly with her Spiritual Energy?
Yan Jiu’s face darkened. Although he had beat Hua Jieyu, it was actually a failure for him because he did not manage to do anything else. Not only could a Divine Spiritual Sorcerer suppress other sorcerers, but she could also suppress any cultivators, in fact. After all, to be a Divine Spiritual Sorcerer, one first had to become an outstanding Spirit Elemental Sorcerer.
Both of them were invited by the cultivators from the Thousand Holy Islands. However, both rejected and returned to their original positions.
The battle continued. Ye Futian and his friends all had an amazing performance and were invited the Thousand Holy Islands, but only My Zhiqiu and Xuanyuan Bashan accepted the offers. The rest rejected, planning to continue fighting.
In the arena, many extraordinary cultivators showed up one after another. The geniuses from the nine Holy Roads were all displaying their talents.
This round continued for three whole days. By the time everyone had participated in at least one battle, only a small proportion of people was left in the vast arena.
There were 160 cultivators left.
The elimination started with tens of thousands of cultivators, and at the moment, there were only 160. These 160 cultivators were all geniuses who had rejected the offers from the Thousand Holy Islands. They wanted to enter the Core Island of the Holy Zhi Palace. The other people had either joined the Thousand Holy Islands or were eliminated.
On the sky stairwell, the elder who was hosting the battle looked at the arena and said, “All of you must be tired after so many battles. Some of you are also injured. We’ll take a one-day break. Tomorrow, many seniors from the Holy Zhi Palace will be here to watch the battles, so you should prepare. During the break, do not leave the island. Also, no conflicts are allowed.” After he finished speaking, many powerful cultivators from the Holy Zhi Palace stood up and returned to the palace. Some of them also chatted as they walked. Below them, many people walked towards the arena, looking for their juniors who were not eliminated. After all, the people from many major forces were present today.
Many young people raised their heads and looked in the direction of the Holy Zhi Palace. In particular, Bai Luli had received the most attention. He was so bright and was admired by countless people.
Suddenly, Bai Luli walked towards where Zhuge Canyang and Zhuge Mingyue were.
“Canyang, Mingyue,” Bai Luli shouted, smiling.
“Luli,” Zhuge Canyang responded, smiling. “In the admission test this time, What do you think of the people who were not eliminated?”
“There are many outstanding juniors. I met Hua Jieyu earlier, but I only managed to watch her fight today. Divine Spiritual Sorcerer indeed deserves its name. I think that tomorrow, many seniors will fight to take her. Who will you let Jieyu cultivate under?” Bai Luli asked softly.
“Mingyue said that she will respect Hua Jieyu’s own decision,” Zhuge Canyang replied.
“That’s great. Zhuge Xing is outstanding as well. Moreover, there are people like Huang Jiuge, Xu Que, and Chi Meng, so there are indeed many excellent juniors. There are also a few people whose levels are low, but they have already displayed their amazing potential. The cohort this year is better than the one three years ago. I think the battles tomorrow will be interesting,” Bai Luli said, smiling.
“Bai Ze is certainly one of them. I heard that you have guided him before, and his talents are unsurpassed. I am also looking forward to the fights between the best juniors tomorrow,” Zhuge Canyang said.
“Alright, I will return to the palace first.” Bai Luli nodded gently at Zhuge Canyang and Zhuge Mingyue, after which he left elegantly.
After he left, Zhuge Canyang looked at Zhuge Mingyue who was beside him and said softly, “You can’t find another person in the Barren State who is as outstanding as Bai Luli. Furthermore, he is humble. Even when he wants to show his affection towards you, he only does so appropriately and never crosses the line. I really don’t know what you’re thinking.”
Smiling, Zhuge Mingyue glanced at Zhuge Canyang and said, “Don’t you feel that if a person is too perfect, he will be difficult to understand?”
Zhuge Canyang stared at her. Indeed, Bai Luli could be considered as a perfect man. Bai Luli was handsome, elegant, talented, powerful, and had a strong background. He was the youngest person on the Barren Sky Ranking, and moreover, he was in the tenth place.
He really seemed to be flawless.
“I prefer someone who is cuter.” Zhuge Mingyue smiled and stepped forward, walking towards Ye Futian, who was below them.