Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-420
“Do all of you understand the rules of the competition?” When there
was no longer anyone entering the arena, Hu Gan’s gaze swept around
once and asked in a clear voice.
“Understood!” An orderly reply sounded within the arena when they
heard Hu Gan’s words.
“Alright, since all of you understand, I announce that…” Hu Gan
slowly raised his hand. Finally, under countless number of gazes, it fell
suddenly, “The final round of the Inner Academy Qualifying Competition
will now begin!”
As Hu Gan’s hand fell, the originally quiet arena immediate let out a
bang. A rainbow of different colored Dou Qi abruptly erupted in a
dazzling fashion. Following a muffled sound being emitted, the human
figures in the arena quickly flashed. Most of the people flew swiftly
toward the edge of the arena. They were all afraid that there would be
someone using an underhanded method to throw them out in this kind of
situation, where enemies were everywhere.
Those in the viewing gallery watched the arena where a fight had broken
out almost as soon as the competition began. They immediately let out
sharp, excited cries which resounded throughout the clouds. Many people
tore their throats as they cheered for the competitors whom they liked.
This kind of huge grand battle had a stimulation that far exceeded round
after round of one on one fights.
“Ke ke, Deputy Headmaster, this is not a bad idea. Although it cannot
be considered absolutely fair, this kind of scene where one has to take
precautions against sneak attacks all the time will make it extremely
easy to cultivate a person’s cautious mindset. Moreover, the people who
join hands will also gradually understand the strength of a group. This
method is not bad.” As he eyed the chaotic arena, an old man in the
central viewing gallery turned around and spoke to Hu Gan beside him.
“I am also sick of watching the one on one battles in the past,
therefore, I wanted to change it to something new to try. From the looks
of it now, it appears to be quite good. However, some students, who are
usually not good at communicating, will not have anyone trustworthy to
help guard their backs in this kind of situation where enemies are all
around. They are likely going to struggle a little.” Hu Gan smiled as
he spoke and threw his gaze back to the chaotic battle.
There would be frequent head-on battles within the arena at this moment.
However, it was clear that many people were afraid of an underhanded
attack from behind. Therefore, even when fighting with one another, they
would merely make contact and pull back, not daring to get tangled up in
a fight. Their gaze repeatedly swept cautiously in all directions. Anyone
who dared to charge into their territory would cause them to swiftly pull
back or attack like a bird startled by a bowstring (panicstricken person).
Although the initial competition was extremely chaotic, some students had
become much smarter after seven or eight people were attacked
successively and were struck out of the competition while spitting out
blood. There were people who saw each other daily and quickly put in good
words to draw people together. Those who did not could only pull back and
search for similarly solitary people who did not have any companions.
Although this kind of improvised groups did not have a good relationship
or great trust between each other, this was currently the only method.
Xiao Yan tilted the heavy ruler in his hand to one side while standing
with Xun Er on the edge of the arena. A green-colored and yellow-colored
Dou Qi wrapped around the two of them. Two extremely powerful Qis seeped
out from their bodies. Those competitors who had become a little giddy
because of the chaos in the arena, were frightened until they dared not
carelessly charge over to this area.
Currently, the two of them did not charge into the totally chaotic
battleground. They knew that this kind of extremely chaotic atmosphere
would not last too long. As long as Bai Shan and the others gathered
their people, the chaos in the arena would gradually descend into a
situation where a few strong groups survived. Then they would respect the
other groups and the chaos would be greatly reduced. However, that time
would be when the two of them would face a real battle.
Under the numerous cries and shouts from the viewing gallery that shook
the sky and ground, competitors were being repeatedly knocked out of the
arena from within the competition ground. The moment this happened, the
recording officers, who were already around the arena, would swiftly
record the competitors who had been knocked out of the arena.
As time slowly flowed by with the shouting that permeated the sky, the
chaos in the battleground finally began to show the trend of being
reduced. With the examples of those who were miserably struck out as
lessons, some scattered individuals also began to learn how to look for
companions. In a short while, the chaotic fights in the arena were
greatly reduced. There were also more and more of those small groups
which were formed by two or more people.
Following the change from individual chaotic battles to a group battle,
Xiao Yan and Xun Er finally could no longer remain isolated from the
fight. When a small group, consisting of four men, failed in their
attempt to surround and attack them and were instead struck out of the
arena one after another, Xiao Yan abandoned his ‘wait and see’
action. His hand held the Heavy Xuan Ruler tightly while he took heavy
footsteps. Green-colored Dou Qi surged out of his body like a flood, and
the powerful suppressive strength of a Da Dou Shi swept horizontally
across the entire arena!
However, not long after Xiao Yan unleashed his strength of a Da Dou Shi,
five similarly strong strengths also erupted within the chaotic
battleground. They were separated into small groups that occupied each of
the four corners of the arena.
Xiao Yan’s gaze moved to the places where the strengths erupted,
causing him to look over. He saw that other than the three of them
belonging to Bai Shan, Hu Jia, and Wu Hao, the other two were men that he
had never seen before. Behind each of these two men were a cluster of
four or five competitors, whose strength were clearly not weak. With the
exception of Bai Shan and the two others, this group was the strongest
At this moment, the strengths of most of the groups were clearly
displayed. Among them, the strongest three were naturally Bai Shan’s,
Hu Jia’s, and Wu Hao’s groups. Between the three of them, Wu Hao’s
group’s strength was the strongest. Other than them, it was the two
groups earlier which possessed a Da Dou Shi each. These five groups
belonged to the strongest ones in the arena. Other than them, there were
some scattered two man groups, or even individuals. Xiao Yan and Xun Er
belonged to the so-called two man small groups.
Although their numbers were far from those six man groups, no one dared
to underestimate their small group. It was not because of any reason
other than that this group was formed by Xiao Yan and Xun Er!
Any one of the two of them could squeeze into the top five in terms of
individual strength. Now that the two strong people had teamed up, even
strong people like Bai Shan, Wu Hao, Hu Jia, and others viewed them as
strong opponents who hindered them.
“Xiao Yan ge-ge, where should we fight now?” Xun Er tilted her head
and asked with a smile. She glanced at the clearly distinct territories
in the arena.
“Let’s wait for a moment. There are at least thirty people still in
the arena. This includes Bai Sha, Wu Hao, and other strong people. If the
two of us don’t display our trump cards, I’m afraid that it is really
impossible to completely block all of them. Therefore, we can only wait
for them to exhaust each other. Perhaps Bai Shan and the other two might
want to defeat us but they are also afraid that someone will strike them
ruthlessly from behind. Therefore, within a short while, we need not
worry about being attacked.” Xiao Yan waved the Heavy Xuan Ruler in his
hand, and supported it with his shoulders.
Xun Er smiled slightly and nodded. She moved her delicate hand and an
eye-piercing golden light was stretched out from her palm. The strong
energy contained in the golden light was something that even Xiao Yan, by
her side, gave a sideward glance at.
It was just as Xiao Yan had said. Although Bai Shan and the two others
viewed Xiao Yan’s two-man group as their greatest opponent, they did
not dare to attack at this moment. The three groups exchanged glances and
immediately began to eliminate those scattered, small groups with a tacit
agreement. Only after completely eliminating or swallowing these small
groups would they be able to begin the final fight.
Following the start of the extermination by these three groups, other
than Xiao Yan’s and Xun Er’s small, two-man group within the arena,
the remaining groups crumbled apart not long after coming into contact
with these opponents. There were some who were lucky to escape, but most
of them were forcefully expelled from the arena.
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes and watched those scattered competitors, who
had been expelled until they were fleeing in all directions. He mused
slightly before wildly taking a step forward in front of the gazes in the
entire arena. He cried out with a deep voice, “Those people who don’t
have a group. If you don’t wish to get a lousy ranking, you can come
over to this side.”
When they heard Xiao Yan’s cry, those competitors in the arena who had
nowhere to run, immediately wildly rejoiced. As they faced being expelled
by three of the strongest groups, even the other two groups who had Da
Dou Shi present did not dare to accept them. Now that Xiao Yan had
stepped forward, they would naturally be like drowning people grabbing
the last straw as they hurriedly ran in the direction that Xiao Yan and
Xun Er were in.
This cry from Xiao Yan directly caused the remaining seven competitors in
the arena to be embraced under his arm. In an instant, the small group,
which only had two people, immediately soared to having a number of
people which could contend with those groups of Bai Shan and the others.
Of course, this was only in terms of numbers. Those people in the groups
of Bai Shan and the two others clearly had a strength that surpassed the
people in Xiao Yan’s hands, who had been forced to flee in all
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However, Xiao Yan did not have the wishful thinking that he could defeat
Bai Shan and the others by relying on these competitors. He only needed
these people to exhaust some of the people his opponents had.
Although this action of Xiao Yan had managed to buy people’s hearts, it
caused the three strongest groups belonging to Bai Shan, Hu Jia, and Wu
Hao to be a little dissatisfied. The last two were a little better but
Bai Shan was one who really did not want his actions to benefit others.
Moreover, this other person was Xiao Yan, whom he disliked the most.
Therefore, his expression gradually became gloomy. He waved his hand and
eight competitors, who were quite strong, followed him as they slowly
walked in the direction where Xiao Yan’s group was standing. From the
looks of it, they were actually directly declaring war on Xiao Yan’s
Seeing Bai Shan’s group, whose faces were dark and solemn, come over,
Xiao Yan raised his eyebrows. The heavy ruler in his hand carried the
sound of pressuring wind as it rolled off his shoulders. He coldly smiled
and asked, “What? You cannot endure any longer?”
Xun Er, who was beside Xiao Yan, also glanced over at Bai Shan and the
others. The golden-colored Dou Qi that shrouded the surface of her body
became increasingly dense, awaiting the huge battle.
“Four of you, go and expel the scattered individuals behind Xiao Yan.
Another four will go and temporarily hold off Junior Xun Er. Leave Xiao
Yan to me.” Bai Shan’s hand shook slightly and a long, silver-white
lance flashed and appeared. A faint glow flowed on the body of the lance.
One look at it and one would know that it was a weapon with a Monster
Core inserted. As he held this long lance, he began to issue instructions
Upon hearing Bai Shan’s order, the eight people behind him immediately
began spreading out, dividing the work.
“Xun Er, prepare to fight.” Xiao Yan tilted his head, smiled, and
spoke upon seeing that Bai Shan’s group had spread out like a fan as
they headed over.
“Yes.” Xun Er nodded slightly. She was truly mesmerizing as the
golden glow shrouded her body.
The moment Bai Shan’s group began the attack, Wu Hao and Hu Jia also
began to expel the other two remaining groups.
The most exciting and heart-stirring head-on fight in this chaotic battle
had finally arrived!
At this moment, the sharp shouting and cheering from the surrounding
viewing gallery sounded like a thunderclap.