Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1186
Chapter 1186 – Wind Sword Zheng Yu
Zhao Hai looked at Iron Lancer’s departing back. Then he smiled as he turned to Xiong Li and said, “This guy. He actually dared to provoke me. It’s a shame that I’m not allowed to kill people. Or else he won’t survive.”
Xiong Li coldly snorted and said, “Just wait, an opportunity will definitely come. Aren’t we all going to the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion? Judging by their skill, they wouldn’t be able to survive the elimination round. We can make our move then.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Let’s see when we arrive at the elimination round. To be honest, I really want to see how strong the other realms are. Big Brother Xiong, it’s your turn.” Xiong Li was picked, his opponent was a Warrior not from the 20 seeded but from the top 100 partic.i.p.ants.
Xiong Li glanced at the list and his eyes couldn’t help but light up. He stood up and said, “Yes, I finally get to play. Brothers, I’ll head out first.” Then he immediately rushed towards the arena. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile after seeing this.
Xiong Li’s fight ended very quickly. Although his opponent wasn’t weak, he was still not a match against Xiong Li. In the following fights, nothing managed to attract Zhao Hai’s attention. Most of these fights ended quickly, long drawn out battles rarely happened.
Zhao Hai knew that all of the partic.i.p.ants wished their fights to end quicker. After all, the longer one fights, the more flaws they would reveal.
For experts, the line between life and death was very thin. This was the truth that everyone understood. This was like wars where there were spans of days or even weeks where nothing happens. And then there would be a sudden fight to end it all.
The first day of battle ended quickly. On this day, a total of 30 battles had been organized. Of Zhao Hai’s group of four, only Xiong Li was able to fight, the others had yet to be selected.
On the next day, Zhao Hai and the others returned to the arena. But compared to the relaxed att.i.tude on the first day, Zhao Hai and the others were more tensed. This was because they were worried that they might meet each other in the arena.
At exactly 8:00 am, the computer began to draw names. The first batch of fighters were soon selected. Upon seeing this list, the audience couldn’t help but get into an uproar.
There wasn’t anything strange on the list, nor did the four brothers manage to go up against each other. On the contrary, the list was quite common. The first on the list was Zhao Hai. But the one he was up against was Machine Field Army’s Wind Sword Zheng Yu, one of their five seeded partic.i.p.ants.
Ever since Zheng Yu ascended, he used his sword as well as his technique in order to gain the t.i.tle of the fastest sword among the beginners of the Machine Field.
And with Zheng Yu’s fast sword, he was considered to be the nemesis of Mages. Since his attacks were quick, his sword qi was also quick to hit the enemy. This timing would disrupt any Mage trying to cast magic. This caused Mages to be unable to use their skills and end up getting defeated.
It was precisely because of his talent that the people were in an uproar upon seeing the matchup. Although ordinary people didn’t know about the relationship between Zhao Hai and the Machine Field Army, just like the Machine Field Army they initially suspected Zhao Hai’s selection as a seeded partic.i.p.ant. But after several fights, this idea soon vanished. Zhao Hai had proven to them that he had the qualifications to be seeded.
Those who were skeptical at first became supporters. After all, besides Zhao Hai, the top 20 seeded partic.i.p.ants were well known characters in the Machine Field. It can be said that Zhao Hai was a dark horse. Everyone hoped to see him show his might and overthrow the established strong partic.i.p.ants.
This was the reason why people become chaotic upon seeing Zhao Hai go against the nemesis of Mages, Zheng Yu.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about this as he slowly approached the arena. At this time, Zheng Yu was already on the arena, staring at Zhao Hai with a cold gaze.
When Zhao Hai got on the arena, the arena’s shields immediately rose up. Zhao Hai gave Zheng Yu a salute. However, Zheng Yu didn’t return the gesture. Instead, he looked coldly at Zhao Hai and said, “Don’t think that you’re amazing just because you defeated Iron Tower. That guy is just someone who has thick skin. If you met me earlier, then you have already been killed. You should thank the committee for saving you.”
Zhao Hai looked at Zheng Yu, then he smiled faintly and said, “And why did you only tell me this now that the top 100 has been selected? The words you said just made you look bad.”
Zheng Yu looked at Zhao Hai and then said with disdain, “If you still depend on your cheating method of reaching the top 100, then you can only be at the bottom of this ranking compet.i.tion. You’ll never be able to defeat another seeded partic.i.p.ant.”
Zhao Hai just smiled and said, “Then let’s see.” At this time, the ring sounded out marking the start of the fight. Zheng Yu quickly waved his hand and taking his sword out. Then almost instantly, he waved it towards Zhao Hai, sending a sword qi flying along the way.
The sword was swung really fast, and its sword qi was similarly as quick. In almost a blink of an eye, the sword had already reached Zhao Hai.
At this moment, a formation appeared in front of Zhao Hai. Before the sword qi hit him, a shield was already there to block. Zheng Yu’s aggressive sword qi was actually blocked by Zhao Hai’s magic formation.
Although Zheng Yu was very arrogant when facing Zhao Hai, he still knew that he needed to be careful. He knew Iron Tower’s strength, so he knew that Iron Tower wouldn’t just fall down in one blow. The sword qi he sent out was just a probe to have a fair a.s.sessment of Zhao Hai strength. And at this time, Zheng Yu knew that Zhao Hai was strong.
Zheng Yu knew that he couldn’t stop. He waved his sword again and again, sending sword qi flying like machine gunfire towards Zhao Hai.
This caused the spectators to be excited. The reason these people came to watch this battle was because they saw Zhao Hai as a dark horse. He was a mysterious character whose techniques were never seen before. During his past battles, Zhao Hai would always use his dark mist, making the audience unable to see what was going on inside. When the dark mist dissipates, only then would they know that Zhao Hai had won. Only a few people were able to see Zhao Hai’s attacks. Because of this, everyone was very curious about him.
Unexpectedly, Zhao Hai didn’t cover the arena with dark mist this time. Because of this, people could now see how he fights. This caused them to feel excitement towards the show.
When Zhao Hai saw Zheng Yu’s speed in releasing sword qi, his eyes couldn’t help but shrink. While his right hand was still holding the defensive formation, Zhao Hai made some gestures with his left hand, releasing a 10-layer formation in front of him.
Seeing Zhao Hai’s action, everyone watching couldn’t help but gasp. Not only those watching, even experts from the Machine Field were surprised.
Using both hands to use two magic formations at the same time wasn’t an easy task. One needed to split their attention in order to accomplish this. Moreover, the ratio of this division needed to be seriously considered. After all, this relates to one’s control over their spiritual force. Diverting one’s concentration might cause the collapse of a formation and lead to a backlash. Because of this, most Mages would never use two formations at the same time. Using one formation for each hand like Zhao Hai was something that only a few Mages could achieve.
After Zhao Hai’s second formation was finished, large quant.i.ties of fiery arrows appeared. This formation had already become Zhao Hai’s signature, ten thousand fiery arrows. These arrows weren’t meant to attack Zheng Yu, instead it was to block the sword qi that were being sent over.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Each collision caused a spectacular light show for everyone watching. This caused the audience to applaud in glee. However, there were those who stayed calm and quiet among these displays. This was because they just discovered how strong Zheng Yu and Zhao Hai were.
The arena was soon filled with smoke and sparks. Then suddenly Zhao Hai exclaimed, “Behead!” Upon saying this, he released a huge sword towards Zheng Yu’s direction.
And at the same time, Zhao Hai released hundreds of giant shields in front of him. The shields shuddered as a metallic collision was heard.
At this time, the smoke on the arena had dissipated and the audience could finally see the state of the battle. Zhao Hai’s giant shield had blocked Zheng Yu’s attack. Meanwhile, there was a giant sword that had already been cleared out by Zheng Yu.
As it turns out, not only his sword, but Zheng Yu himself was fast as well. He kept moving around to send attacks towards Zhao Hai while at the same time dodging Zhao Hai’s counterattacks.
Zhao Hai’s shield was still resisting any attacks coming his way. Zhao Hai waved his hand once more in order to prepare for another formation.
Zheng Yu was finally feeling threatened by Zhao Hai. He depended on his quick sword to disrupt Mages and triumph against them. However, Zhao Hai’s ability was completely out of his expectations. Zhao Hai could cast formations with each hand. This was equal to fighting two Mages at the same time. One Mage defends while the other attacks. There was no way for Zheng Yu to gain any high ground.
Now, after seeing Zhao Hai prepare another Magic spell, Zheng Yu couldn’t help but feel anxious. He paid careful attention to Zhao Hai and at the same time he was closing their distance.
Zhao Hai finally wielded his hand, releasing a 50-layer formation. This formation turned red before it became a one meter tall fireball. Then this fireball flew towards Zheng Yu with a speed that couldn’t be described as fast.
Zheng Yu couldn’t help but smile with scorn. He quickly moved past Zhao Hai’s fireball and then swung his sword towards Zhao Hai’s shield. In his opinion, a fireball as slow as that was no threat to him at all.
But as Zheng Yu moved, he discovered that Zhao Hai’s magic was tracking him. And after that fireball, ten more came after. Even then, Zheng Yu was still able to dodge these fireb.a.l.l.s. The spectators couldn’t help but be confused. They didn’t understand why Zhao Hai would use slow fireb.a.l.l.s to attack an agile opponent like Zheng Yu.
Chapter 1187 – Brothers Against Each Other
Although Zheng Yu was also confused, he was in the middle of a fight and had not found anything strange. He continued to dodge Zhao Hai’s fireb.a.l.l.s while also sending his attacks. He discovered that Zhao Hai’s giant shield was beginning to become less steady, which was good news.
With this thought in mind, Zheng Yu hastened his attacks. However, he failed to see that something had managed to surprise the spectators.
What Zheng Yu didn’t see was Zhao Hai’s fireb.a.l.l.s still existing after he dodged them. Moreover, these fireb.a.l.l.s slowly turned into fiery figures. These fiery figures were made entirely out of the fire element. It was one of the summoned fire element creatures.
Any magic department had their own summoning magic. The lifeform that each element summoned were also different. These fiery creatures that Zhao Hai summoned were called Flame Demons.
Actually, Fire Mages in the lower realms could also use summoning magic to summon flame demons. However, flame demons summoned in the lower realms were of the lowest level, their strength was simply bad. But in the Machine Field, with Magic Theory as well as the rich amount of spiritual qi, the flame demons that were summoned had very formidable combat strength.
Zhao Hai shot more than ten fireb.a.l.l.s. And now, these fireb.a.l.l.s all turned into flame demons. It was only now did the spectators understand why Zhao Hai sent out so many fireb.a.l.l.s. His spell was actually a summoning spell, not just an ordinary fireball.
After launching about 15 fireb.a.l.l.s, Zhao Hai’s formation finally vanished. But Zhao Hai didn’t stop here, he waved his hand once more to prepare casting another magic.
Zheng Yu’s full attention was on Zhao Hai. He was focusing on what spells Zhao Hai would use. But at this moment, he suddenly felt a burning hot sensation behind him. Zheng Yu was startled, then he immediately moved to the side, evading a claw of fire directed at his back.
Just as Zheng Yu evaded the flame demon, another flame demon came attacking. These flame demons weren’t as slow as the fireb.a.l.l.s they originated from. Their attack speed was very fast. More than ten attacking flame demons caused Zheng Yu to be fl.u.s.tered.
As Zheng Yu was dodging the flame demons, Zhao Hai was finally able to cast his magic spell. A formation appeared in front of him as ten giant black arrows appeared.
These were dark killer arrows, also one of the spells Zhao Hai used before. These arrows were made from both the wind and darkness element. Their speed was very fast but they were as silent as smoke. This was the best magic to use for a.s.sa.s.sination.
Zhao Hai waved his hand and sent the ten arrows towards Zheng Yu. Although the speed of the arrows was fast, they didn’t make any sound, causing the target to be fairly oblivious to their approach.
Fortunately for Zheng Yu, he was still paying attention to Zhao Hai even as he was fending off the flame demons. Upon seeing Zhao Hai release fast arrows, Zheng Yu couldn’t help but get startled. Then he waved his sword faster, causing his attack towards the flame demons to be inconsistent since he was also defending against the killer arrows.
But at this moment, the ten arrows curved and shot towards Zheng Yu in all directions. Zheng Yu was shaken. However, he didn’t slow down as he waved his sword faster, causing a ball of sword qi to surround him, forming an almost impenetrable shield.
At this point, the ten dark killer arrows circled Zheng Yu’s position. They circled for a few rounds before all of them shot towards Zheng Yu once more. Zheng Yu quickly consumed his battle qi in order to deal with these arrows.
Just as he was able to fend off the arrows, arrow after arrow from Zhao Hai’s ten thousand fiery arrows spell fell from the sky. But this time, Zhao Hai deliberately made the arrows. .h.i.t Zheng Yu’s surrounding area but not Zheng Yu’s position.
Seeing this outcome, Zheng Yu couldn’t help but feel helpless. He knew that he had already lost. Moreover, his defeat wasn’t due to cheating or some elaborate plot. It can be said that the fight was under Zhao Hai’s total control. Magic after magic, Zhao Hai was able to lead Zheng Yu by the nose from the very beginning. Zheng Yu simply couldn’t find his own rhythm. In this case, there was nothing left but for him to declare his loss.
Zheng Yu dejectedly stored his wind sword as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “I lost. Zhao Hai, you’re strong. I was defeated fair and square.” Then after giving Zhao Hai a salute, he turned around and left the arena.
At this moment, the referee also made a declaration of Zhao Hai’s win. At this point, the referees wouldn’t dare act unreasonably. They wouldn’t dare turn any matter into something sensitive. Once they do so, they would certainly suffer extreme bad luck.
Zhao Hai went down from the arena and returned to where Xiong Li and the others were. Xiong Li heavily patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder and said, “Little Hai, you were really great out there. Very good. Very very good.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “He’s just a bit neglectful.”
Dongfang Yu shook his head and said, “Come on, Little Hai, do you treat us as fools? He didn’t underestimate you, he just isn’t your enemy. I asked Little Fei for his opinion and he told me that even he wouldn’t have good odds winning against Zheng Yu.”
Sun Fei smiled bitterly and said, “It’s just too hard. Zheng Yu is truly fit to be called the Wind Sword. His sword is very fast. If Big Brother Hai isn’t able to cast two formations at once, then I’m afraid you would have lost.”
Zhao Hai gave a faint smile and said, “Yes, Zheng Yu’s sword technique is very fast. He’s truly formidable. Right, let’s stop talking about him. How about I teach you how to cast two magics at once when we’re free?”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Sun Fei’s eyes couldn’t help but light up. One must know that being able to cast two formations at once was a huge help when it came to real battles. Although this meant that one’s energy consumption would double, releasing two spells instead of one was an enormous advantage during fights. There were crucial times where another magic spell was needed in order to finish the battle. Also, having such an ability was a very good trump card to use against the enemy.
Sun Fei immediately agreed. At this time, the second batch of partic.i.p.ants had been selected. This time, Dongfang Yu was called. However, his opponent wasn’t one of the seeded partic.i.p.ants but instead it was one from the top 100. Dongfang Yu said his farewell to the group before heading to his arena.
Because of Zhao Hai, Xiong Li, Sun Fei, and Dongfang Yu’s close relationship, the people from the Machine Field had already called them the Four Brothers. In addition to their good relationship, they were also very strong.
And since their relationship was good, the Ashley Family, Wu Family, Yan Family, and the Fire Temple had already formed an alliance. This was completely out of the Ashley Family’s expectations. However, they really liked this outcome.
Dongfang Yu’s opponent was a Mage. Moreover, the Mage was quite strong so Dongfang Yu proceeded with caution. But with Dongfang Yu’s mastery of his fire dragon technique, the battle was over before long.
At this point, of the four brothers, only Sun Fei had yet to fight. But Sun Fei’s luck was very good. On the second to the last round, he was able to have his turn to fight.
Sun Fei’s opponent was also a Mage. But since the Mage wasn’t among the seeded partic.i.p.ants, Sun Fei was able to easily win.
After two days of fighting, the top 50 was finally decided. The next few days would be Zhao Hai and the others’s rest days. These days would be used to rank the number 51 to 100 positions.
Although it was just the ranking battles for the 51st to 100th place, ma.s.sive amounts of people still came over to watch. After all, these people were the most outstanding newcomers in the past 5 years. The quality of their fights would truly be worth looking at.
After four days of battles, the ranking from 51st to 100th had finally been decided. Wind Sword Zheng Yu was able to easily take up the number 51st slot. This also made it clear to everyone how strong seeded partic.i.p.ants were. And it also highlighted Zhao Hai’s strength.
Now that the ranking for the lower half has been decided it was time to see who would get the 1st to 50th place. It was time for Zhao Hai and the others to return to the arena.
After one day, the top 25 had been chosen. Zhao Hai and the others had another chance to rest. These days would be used to decide the 26th to 50th positions.
Fortunately, Zhao Hai and his brothers had yet to meet. The four advanced smoothly up to the top 25. During this time, Zhao Hai was once again faced with another seeded partic.i.p.ant. But this person wasn’t from the Machine Field Army. Instead, it was a seeded partic.i.p.ant from the Radiant Temple. But in the end, he was still defeated by Zhao Hai.
After the 26th to 50th positions were dealt with, it was time for the top 25 to fight once more. But since there would only be 12 battles, one lucky person would be chosen to have a free pa.s.sage to the next round. There was no other way of doing things, after all, one person couldn’t fight two battles on the same day.
And this good luck actually fell into Sun Fei’s head. Since Sun Fei was able to progress with no effort, naturally, Zhao Hai and the others had him treat them to a meal.
The remaining 24 people would be divided into 12 pairs. But this time, Zhao Hai and the others weren’t in luck. Zhao Hai finally b.u.mped into one of his brothers, Dongfang Yu. This battle naturally attracted a very large amount of spectators. Those viewing online had also skyrocketed. The reason for this was because the two were now very famous experts in the Machine Field. Another reason was because the two were very close friends. Because of this, the audience wanted to see the result of their battle.
Zhao Hai and Dongfang Yu stood on the arena. Dongfang Yu looked at Zhao Hai and then smiled bitterly as he said, “I didn’t expect to be this unfortunate this soon. Alright Kid, don’t you dare show mercy. I don’t want our fight to look lame.”
Upon hearing Dongfang Yu, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh as he replied, “I have always looked forward to receiving brother’s fire dragon technique. Come, Second Brother, let’s have a proper fight!”
Dongfang Yu also laughed and said, “Alright, let me have a look at your strength!” Then he waved his fiery red dragon sword before pointing it towards Zhao Hai.
Chapter 1188 – Xiong Li vs Zhang Qinghe
At this time, the ring to start the battle was heard. Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he waved his hand and a 5-layer formation appeared in front of him. Then the formation turned red before a red dragon flew out of it and then headed straight towards Dongfang Yu.
When Dongfang Yu saw Zhao Hai’s attack, he couldn’t help but laugh. Then he waved his fire dragon sword and then sent a fiery red sword qi towards Zhao Hai’s fire dragon.
However, much to Dongfang Yu’s surprise, just as his sword qi was about to cut the Fire Dragon, the dragon opened its mouth and then swallowed the sword qi. After the sound of an explosion, Dongfang Yu’s sword qi vanished. On the other hand, the dragon’s head was the only thing left of its body. Nevertheless, the head kept flying towards Dongfang Yu.
Dongfang Yu shouted, “Ha!” Then he moved and retreated. At the same time, he continually waved his sword and sent sword qi after sword qi towards Zhao Hai’s fire dragon.
Dongfang Yu didn’t expect Zhao Hai’s control over magic to be this delicate. Moreover, his magic actually had this much power to it.
What Dongfang Yu didn’t know was that this was the most ordinary kind of attack Zhao Hai could do. If Zhao Hai mixed in astral qi to his attack, then his attacking strength would increase even more.
The emotion below the arena was mixed. There were those who saw the magnificent display of the two fighters and felt excited. They shouted and waved their hands with each blow.
But as for the other partic.i.p.ants left in the compet.i.tion, they couldn’t help but turn silent as they looked at the two. Xiong Li and Sun Fei were sitting beside each other. While looking at the arena, Xiong Li turned to Sun Fei and said, “Little Fei, what magic did Little Hai use? How could it be that strong? Dongfang actually used three sword qi strikes in order to get rid of it.”
Sun Fei smiled bitterly and said, “On the surface, it looks just like an ordinary 10-layer fire dragon spell. However, I am sure that 10-layer fire dragons cannot be that strong. From what I can see, Brother Hai uses formations that I had never seen before. I don’t know what formations he used to make his sets. This is the reason why his spells are much stronger than average.”
Although Xiong Li wasn’t a Mage, he was still clear about matters regarding magic formations. So upon hearing Sun Fei, his brows couldn’t help but tighten up as he said, “You mean Little Hai has been creating his own formations?”
Sun Fei shook his head and said, “That’s impossible. I might believe it if he created his own formation sets. But formations? That is absolutely impossible. Creating your own magic formations is much more difficult than creating formation sets. It’s possible that those formations are the secret formations of the Ashley Family. After all, secret formations of a family aren’t allowed to be distributed outside.”
Xiong Li nodded, then he sighed and said, “I heard that I am a genius. But comparing to Little Hai, I’m just too far off. This kid just ascended roughly a year ago and he’s now this strong. It’s really unbelievable.”
Sun Fei nodded, he sighed as he said, “I don’t want to think about that right now. Because whenever I do, I feel like killing myself.”
Upon hearing Sun Fei, Xiong LI couldn’t help but laugh. He patted Sun Fei’s shoulder and said, “Don’t think about it too much. That kid is a demon that can’t be compared to normal standards.”
As the two were talking, Dongfang Yu and Zhao Hai continued to exchange blows for several rounds. Although the attacks the two dished out looked impressive, those who were knowledgeable knew that the two were holding back. They were just comparing their qualitative abilities. It was basically an exhibition match.
This caused those who were watching to feel confused. They knew that the two had a great relationship with each other. However, this compet.i.tion had something to do with their rankings as well as the benefits of their families. In this case, they shouldn’t be playing around. However, the two were doing just that, they were playing around.
The two continued to clash for half an hour. The formations Zhao Hai used were mostly from the fire element. Meanwhile, Dongfang Yu proved his skill with his fire dragon sword as he swung it in all kinds of directions. Their fight looked very lively, it was very entertaining for the spectators. Meanwhile, the referee couldn’t help but bitterly smile from time to time. The two actually used the ranking tournament as a place to spar.
However, he couldn’t stop the fight. After all, the two were still fighting and didn’t stop for a moment to chat. This made the referee helpless once more.
After ten more minutes of fighting, Zhao Hai and Dongfang Yu finally got bored. They now had a fair idea of the other party’s strength. Dongfang Yu was truly strong, but he was still inferior when compared to Zhao Hai.
Once they reached this understanding, Dongfang Yu withdrew his fire dragon sword as he laughed and said, “Alright, that’s enough. Then I’ll have to depend on you when we face the other realms.” Then he turned to the referee and then said, “I admit defeat!”
Upon seeing the conclusion, the referee didn’t say anything and immediately declared Zhao Hai as the winner. In any case, n.o.body would oppose to Dongfang Yu losing.
Zhao Hai looked at Dongfang Yu and then he laughed and said, “Don’t worry, leave those fellows from the other realms to me. Let’s go, we still need to make Little Fei bleed. After Boss Xiong’s battle, we’ll go drink.” After this, the two proceeded to walk off the arena.
Looking at the two laughing and being friendly with each other, those under the arena were surprisingly not angry. Instead, they gave the two a heavy applause. For the people on the stands, this was a testament to the two brothers’s friendship.
However, those who were knowledgeable saw something else. Although the match between the two was merely a spar, they saw that Dongfang Yu was in fact exerting some effort in the last couple of clashes. However, Zhao Hai just easily received these attacks. Even if the two engaged in real combat, Zhao Hai would still be the winner.
Also, those watching below recalled that Zhao Hai had yet to use any items to defeat his opponents. He did so ever since the start of the qualifiers. In this case, how strong was Zhao Hai really? A lot of people couldn’t help but submit when they thought of this.
One must know that Zhao Hai’s previous opponents weren’t pushoevers. Also, there was Zheng Yu and Iron Tower, people from the Machine Field Army who had a grudge against Zhao Hai. In this case, it was impossible for these two to be lenient towards him. But even so, Zhao Hai still managed to easily defeat them. This just shows how strong Zhao Hai really was.
After Zhao Hai and Dongfang Yu returned to where Xiong Li and Sun Fei were, Xiong Li looked at Dongfang Yu and said, “Dongfang, how is Little Hai’s strength? Is he a little bit strong? After all, I still need to beat him.”
Dongfang Yu gave Xiong Li a look as he said, “Brother Xiong, don’t blame me for reminding you. Even if you are a little stronger than me, you’re still a long way off from Little Hai. If I were you, I’d surrender immediately.”
Xiong Li snorted and said, “Get lost. If I have to admit defeat, then it will be after a huge fight. Otherwise, people will think that I’m weaker than you.”
Upon hearing Xiong Li, Sun Fei and Dongfang Yu couldn’t help but laugh. At this time, the next round of partic.i.p.ants were called over. This time, it was Meteor Zhu Chen versus Iron Lancer. It was a heavy matchup. There was no need to talk about Zhu Chen. Just like Sun Fei’s situation, he was absorbed by the Divine Earth Palace. His defensive strength was astonishing while his offensive strength wasn’t that bad. Moreover, he was vicious and merciless.
Iron Lancer, on the other hand, was a rare cavalry warrior. He had a powerful offense while his mount adds to his mobility. A man and his mount managed to reach the top 25. Only a small number of people were able to fight him for more than 20 mins. It was obvious that his strength wasn’t low.
These two against each other would surely be a good show. Xiong Li became excited to see the match. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai looked at Zhu Chen’s appearance. Zhu Chen wasn’t tall, he was fat and looked a little like Buddha. But his eyes were very cold, enough to make one’s hair stand up.
Even with his cold eyes, Zhu Chen had a smiling face. He had the smile of a person who had just been on vacation for a very long time. It was hard to say what he was thinking about.
At this time, Xiong Li coldly snorted and said, “This Zhu Chen looks more annoying than Iron Lancer. He’s still smiling as though he hadn’t killed a lot of people. I hate these kinds of people the most.”
Zhao Hai turned his head to Xiong Li as he smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry, in any case, murder is no longer allowed in the arena. Let’s wait until the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, let’s destroy him then.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Xiong Li and the others turned to him. Xiong Li looked around them as he whispered, “Little Hai, don’t speak like that. If the others know that we’re planning to kill people during the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, they’ll never let us off.”
Zhao Hai sneered and said, “As long as we get a good position and gain benefits for the Machine Field, they wouldn’t dare touch us. When the time comes, they wouldn’t even have enough time to give us praises.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, the three brothers looked at each other and saw a trace of excitement in their eyes. They weren’t afraid of fighting other people. However, this was offending the Machine Field. They were still aware of their own strengths. But if they could deal with reprehensible people, that would be good as well.
Zhao Hai looked at the three and smiled. Then he turned his attention to the arena. It seems like Zhu Chen and Iron Lancer were talking to each other. It’s just a pity that the arena’s shield blocked any noise from coming out. However, before long, the two began to make a move.
Zhu Chen’s defensive abilities were truly strong. 5, 10-layer formations were conveniently thrown out. As for Iron Lancer, even if he had formidable offensive strength, he still couldn’t break through Zhu Chen’s defenses in a short time. Meanwhile, Zhu Chen was counterattacking using his Earth Magic. He used Quicksand as well as Earth Spikes. These two spells were fatal towards cavalry units. Although it can be said that Iron Lancer’s mount wasn’t bad, it still couldn’t do anything against those it was weak against.
Moreover, Zhu Chen’s attacks weren’t actually weak. But one could say that it wasn’t something on par with the others in his rank. And even if Iron Lancer’s attacks were being dulled, this didn’t mean that he couldn’t deal with Zhu Chen’s counters. This caused Zhu Chen to be unable to do anything to Iron Lancer.
Zhao Hai and the others were already prepared for such an outcome. Zhu Chen was someone who was strong in defense but weak in attack. Generally, he would defeat his enemies by grinding them down until they could no longer go on. This meant that among the top 100, the longest battles would certainly involve him.
This time wasn’t an exception. Iron Lancer would attack but he couldn’t deal with Zhu Chen’s defense. Then there was Zhu Chen’s weak counterattack. To be honest, his means of attack couldn’t compare to his defense. His offensive means were too limited.
Zhao Hai looked at the battle and couldn’t help but feel sleepy. From the perspective of others, this might look like a beautiful battle. But in Zhao Hai’s eyes, it was practically meaningless. This battle involved too many matters that both sides were unable to fight at a very solid level.
And just like Zhao Hai thought, the battle went on for more than one hour. In the end, Zhu Chen was able to grind Iron Lancer down and then win. However, the audience was very discontented with the battle. This was because it was too boring. They preferred Zhao Hai and Dongfang Yu’s spar than this.
After this fight, it was Xiong Li’s turn. Xiong Li had a very good opponent this time. His opponent was one of the Ten Great Experts, tenth place Golden Egg Zhang Qinghe.
Zhang Qinghe was a Metal element Mage. His confrontation with Xiong Li would certainly be full of action. Therefore, when Zhao Hai saw that he was Xiong Li’s opponent, he turned to Xiong Li and said, “Boss Xiong, you need to be careful. This isn’t like your previous fights. You might be eliminated.”
Xiong Li coldly snorted and said, “I’ll be fine. Don’t forget, I still need to spar with you.” Then he stood up and walked to the arena. However, his mood wasn’t as relaxed as his words. It was clear that he was attaching great importance towards Zhang Qinghe.
Zhang Qinghe being a metal element Mage meant that his offensive strength wasn’t something to joke about. And with his background of being a metal element ability user in the lower realms, this meant that he was flexible in his attacks. Moreover, it was rumored that his control over metal was formidable. He was certainly a very difficult opponent to face. To be honest, if talking about offensive strength, then Zhang Qinghe would be up there with Sun Fei.
Xiong Li and Zhang Qinghe stood at the arena and then looked at each other. Both knew that the other party wasn’t someone easy to deal with. Although the Ten Great Experts were one group, they haven’t really met each other before. Also, they haven’t experienced each other’s strength. With this in mind, they would certainly be cautious when faced with each other.
Once the bell rang, Xiong Li immediately roared and then took his hammers before charging forward.
Zhang Qinghe waved his hand and released a huge iron ball. Then this iron ball divided itself into five smaller b.a.l.l.s. After that, he cast a layered magic formation, causing an explosion in the sky that rained arrows towards Xiong Li.
Chapter 1189 – Streep Enters the Stage
Zhang Qinghe’s rain of arrows was different than Zhao Hai’s ten thousand fiery arrows. The latter was a mix between the metal and the fire element. Meanwhile, Zhang Qinghe’s rain of arrows only involved the metal element. However, it was quicker, sharper, and had more penetrative power.
Xiong Li coldly snorted, then he waved his sledgehammer, causing a round sword qi to appear. This sword qi was something unique to Xiong LI’s hammers. It was a type of sword qi transformation. Swords would send out slashes or arrow-type sword qi. Meanwhile, Xiong Li’s sword qi was round due to his hammers.
Zhang Qinghe’s arrow rain was quickly dispersed. Xiong Li proceeded to wave his other sledgehammer, sending a round sword qi towards Zhang Qinghe. Xiong Li didn’t see Zhang Qinghe set up a defensive formation. So he wanted to send a long-range attack to see how defensively strong Zhang Qinghe was.
Zhang Qinghe didn’t dodge. Instead, one of the five iron b.a.l.l.s stopped in front of him and transformed into a shield. Xiong Li’s sword qi that was supposed to hit Zhang Qinghe was instead blocked by this iron shield.
The iron shield in front of Zhang Qinghe shuddered and made a large ringing sound. It managed to block Xiong Li’s attack.
When he saw this, Xiong Li’s eyes shrank. He knew that even if his attacks looked normal, they actually contained 70% of his strength. And since his fighting technique was mainly based in strength, his attacks couldn’t be blocked by any simple 5-layer formation. But now, Zhang Qinghe managed to block it by using an iron ball. It seems like his defensive ability was quite strong.
Although he just found out that Zhang Qinghe was strong, Xiong Li wasn’t demoralized. On the contrary, he was even more excited. He had always wished for an even match. It’s just a pity that his previous opponents couldn’t satisfy his craving.
With this thought in mind, Xiong Li couldn’t help but laugh loudly. His battle intent flared up as he said, “Good, Zhang Qinghe, you didn’t disappoint me. Hahaha, come. Let’s fight.” Then he roared and then threw himself towards Zhang QInghe.
When Zhang Qinghe saw Xiong Li’s approach, he couldn’t help but feel bitter deep inside. Although it seemed that he easily blocked Xiong Li’s blows, he was actually exerting great effort on it. Xiong Li’s attack was too strong. It would be uncomfortable if Xiong Li continued his a.s.sault.
Zhang Qinghe immediately changed his tactic. He went as far from Xiong Li as possible. Then he used magic to attack. Also, he made it a priority to block Xiong Li’s round hammer qi.
Naturally, Xiong Li discovered this change of Zhang Qinghe. He wasn’t annoyed by it. After all, this was a common tactic in a fight between Mages and Warriors. Although Warriors in the Machine Field could send out their sword qi to attack Mages at a distance, it would still take time for their attack to reach the target. Mages can use this time to either defend or dodge. It was the same thing as Warriors strafing in order to avoid the spells Mages send their way.
Xiong Li had experienced such tactics many times before, so he had ways to deal with it. Even so in an arena with a limited surface area. Xiong Li wasn’t afraid of this tactic.
Xiong Li moved his body and turned sharply. The sledgehammers in his hand danced causing shadows to fly towards Zhang Qinghe. Zhao Hai paid attention to this and saw that Xiong Li’s hammer technique was quite special. Not only was it a technique for close combat, it was a technique that combines both the hammer as well as the sword qi that was released during the process.
Close combat techniques can only attack the enemy within the range of the Warrior. Meanwhile, sword qi could attack the enemy from a distance. Xiong Li’s technique was a combination between close combat as well as sword qi. Together, his hammer technique would launch sword qi towards Zhang Qinghe, proceeding to restrict Zhang Qinghe like wall. This caused Zhang Qinghe’s area of action to get smaller and smaller. At this point, keeping distance against Xiong Li was becoming impossible for Zhang Qinghe.
Zhao Hai looked at Xiong Li and discovered that Xiong Li’s hammers were specially made. Not only can they launch hammer qi, they were also connected with each other by a chain. This chain was very long, allowing Xiong Li to make the range of his hammers dozens of meters. This range couldn’t be underestimated.
Zhang Qinghe also knew Xiong Li’s plan. To be honest, Xiong Li’s tactic wasn’t intelligent. However, it was a very effective brute force method.
Xiong Li was tall and st.u.r.dy. He was super strong and also had an astonishing defensive strength. At the same time, his talent for fighting was very good. His methods were very effective, causing Zhang Qinghe to not know what to do.
As the s.p.a.ce got closer and closer, the distance between the two got smaller and smaller. Zhang Qinghe knew that this couldn’t go on. He clenched his teeth and exerted some energy as he waved his hand. His five iron b.a.l.l.s slammed together and formed an enormous shield in front of him. At the same time, he released a spell. It seems like he wanted to block Xiong Li using his shield while also using the opportunity to use powerful magic to make Xiong Li retreat. This way, he could gain some s.p.a.ce for himself to move.
However, if he did this, the amount of spiritual force that he’d use would be huge and he’d risk losing to Xiong Li. But if he didn’t do this now, he can only be pushed back by Xiong Li until he surrenders.
But just as the enormous shield was set up, Xiong Li pulled on the chains of his hammers and then received them. Then his body flew towards the shield. He held his sledgehammers up before smashing straight down towards the shield!
Bang! A loud sound of collision was heard. Zhang Qinghe who was casting his spell was shaken. He knew that the matter he was most worried about had happened. Xiong Li didn’t wait for him to form his spell and instead just immediately attacked.
Zhang Qinghe let out a long breath. He knew that he had lost since Xiong Li managed to reach him. While he was disappointed at his loss, he looked at Xiong Li and said, “I lost.”
Xiong Li was just about to smash his hammer down once more when he saw that the shield had suddenly vanished. Then Zhang Qinghe admitted his defeat. Xiong Li couldn’t help but stare, then he clicked is cheek and said, “Boring” Then he took his hammer down. After the referee announced that he has won, he unhappily went down from the arena.
Zhao Hai looked at Xiong Li’s expression. Then he smiled and said, “Big Brother, don’t get too disappointed. Let’s go have a drink. There’s no longer anything worthy of watching anyway.”
Xiong Li nodded and said, “Alright, alright, let’s drink.” But just as the group was about to leave, Dongfang Yu paused and then stopped Xiong Li and the others. This caused Xiong Li and the others to stare. Then Dongfang Yu pointed towards the arena. And when they saw who was on, they decided to stay.
After Xiong Li’s fight, the next group of fighters were selected. The person chosen for this battle made Zhao Hai’s group stop. This was because the person that appeared on the arena was too famous. If fame was discussed, then he was much much more famous than Xiong Li. It was Streep.
Saint of Ice Streep. He was the Water Temple’s most talented genius in recent years. He was both powerful and handsome. He was the prince on a white horse that countless young girls in the Machine Field idolize. Moreover, he was polite to others and does good things. He was the incarnation of perfect.
However, Zhao Hai knew that this wasn’t true. Zhao Hai doesn’t believe that a perfect person exists. If such a person existed, then he would have long since died. Moreover, Streep wouldn’t have been able to ascend if he was that good. He surely had killed countless people in the lower realms.
But in the Machine Field, Streep actually managed to gain fame by being a saint. This caused Zhao Hai to be confused. Who knew what kind of potion this guy managed to get.
The Machine Field wasn’t the same as ancient China. This wasn’t the place where you could act like a saint and people would treat you like a saint. The Machine Field placed strength first. If you were weak, then even if you were good, n.o.body would save you. But if you were strong, even if you were a wicked person, some group would still protect you. It was because of this that Zhao Hai was confused. He didn’t know what Streep was planning to do with his reputation.
Since he had this thought, Zhao Hai wanted to see Streep. So when he discovered that Streep was going to fight, he couldn’t help but stop as well.
There was no need to talk about Xiong Li and the others. Streep was ranked first among the Ten Great Experts. Xiong Li wasn’t convinced by the ranking. So after seeing that Streep was about to fight, he decided to stay back and spectate.
In the past, whenever Streep was about to fight someone, his opponent would immediately admit defeat. And after reaching the top 100, Streep wasn’t able to meet a good match. He managed to end his battles in 2-3 moves. Therefore, up until now, Zhao Hai and the others hadn’t managed to take a good look at Streep’s strength.
The reason why they thought that Streep would have to fight properly today was because of his opponent. Streep’s opponent was also one of the Ten Great Experts, Army Breaker Lu Dingtian!
Army Breaker Lu Dingtian was the most secretive among the Ten Great Experts. People might expect Lone Wolf Yan Zhengshan to be the most secretive. However, ever since Yan Zhengshan ascended four years ago, he was already able to kill a thousand enemies. Although these things were done in a low-key manner, the matter themselves weren’t a secret.
Lu Dingtian was different. He was very secretive in both his matters and his actions. However, n.o.body doubted his strength. Being able to defeat an army only by using his dagger-axe was enough for him to join the Ten Great Experts.
Chapter 1190 – Streep’s Peculiarity
Streep was an idol to a lot of young women. His appearance was very handsome and he also had hair that could make even the most beautiful women jealous.
Compared to him, Lu Dingtian looked very ordinary. Lu Dingtian looked about 30 years old. He was dark and thin. He wasn’t that tall. His facial features were on the cold side. He had a full body armor on as he held his dagger axe in his hand. He looked like a warrior from ancient times, but not the strong one.
After the two stood on the arena, Streep bowed towards Lu Dingtian. Lu Dingtian returned the gesture with a salute. However, this salute was quite unusual. He just knocked his dagger axe on the ground, and that’s it.
The bell for the start of the battle was heard. Lu Dingtian held his dagger-axe with his two hands and then looked attentively at Streep. Meanwhile, Streep had a faint smile on his face, looking very confident.
Zhao Hai was about to concentrate on the battle when he suddenly heard shouting behind him. This startled him. He turned around and saw women behind him turning crazy as they shouted Streep’s name.
Zhao Hai stared, he couldn’t help but bitterly smile. He didn’t expect to see starstruck fans in the Machine Field as well. And it seems like they were manic fans too.
Naturally, Xiong Li and the others were able to notice these women. Just like Zhao Hai, they also couldn’t help but bitterly smile. Xiong Li sighed and said, “This guy is really taking advantage of women.” Zhao Hai smiled and replied, “I always hated guys like him. I’d like to face him once later on.” At this time, Streep and Lu Dingtian have already begun to move. Just before Lu Dingtian moved, Streep sent out a 10-layer formation. Moreover, this was sent out instantaneously. However, Lu Dingtian wasn’t a pushover. This caused their exchange to be very lively.
Zhao Hai saw Streep’s actions and couldn’t help but feel strange. Streep used very ordinary magic formations. It can be said that these formations couldn’t have huge power behind them. However, in Streep’s hands, these formations had actually become powerful. It was very strange.
Upon seeing this, Zhao Hai talked to Laura inside his head, “Laura, look into Streep’s situation. I want to know how he’s able to improve the power of these magic formations.” Laura and the others complied and immediately a.n.a.lyzed Streep’s footage using the scanner. Before long, a result came out.
Laura quickly reported, “Brother Hai, we found it. The reason of Streep’s strength might be because of his cultivation technique. It’s possible that he has something that is mixed with his spiritual force that made his formations more powerful. It’s the same as your astral qi.”
Zhao Hai stared, then his expression changed as he said, “Like astral qi? But his formations doesn’t have traces of astral qi. Maybe it’s another energy, like evil qi?” Laura replied, “We don’t know yet, we haven’t seen evil qi.”
Zhao Hai didn’t ask anymore. He already knew that Lu Dingtian would lose. Streep has something similar to Zhao Hai’s astral qi. This meant that his strength was a stage or two higher than Lu Dingtian. There was no way for Lu Dingtian to win.
However, Lu Dingitan wasn’t someone to be trifled with. Although Streep was using an unknown energy to attack Lu Dingtian, Lu Dingitan was still able to defend. None of the two were able to gain an advantage for quite a while.
After fighting for an hour, Lu Dingtian was finally caught with a freezing attack. Streep had won.
Seeing this result, Xiong Li and the others couldn’t help but have a heavy expression. Xiong Li could gauge that he and Lu Dingtian had the same strength. It might be possible for the two of them to injure one another when they fight. But now, Lu Dingtian was actually defeated. This meant that he wasn’t a match against Streep. This caused Xiong Li’s mood to get heavy.
Zhao Hai looked at Xiong Li’s expression, then he smiled and said, “What’s the matter Big Brother Xiong? You feel afraid? Rest a.s.sured, I’ll deal with him if ever we meet.”
When Xiong Li heard Zhao Hai, he glared at him and said, “Get lost. Who says I’m afraid of him? But to be honest, Streep really has true skill.” Zhao Hai smiled faintly. He knew why Streep was strong, even if he didn’t know what exact energy it was. But Streep was indeed strong. It seems like he really deserved to be in the first place of the Ten Great Experts.
The group found a place to eat and then proceeded to take a rest. The next day, they returned to the stadium in order to attend the compet.i.tion for the final 13 compet.i.tors. They would be divided into 6 groups with one person being the bye. It didn’t take long before Zhao Hai and the others knew who the lucky person was. The person selected to be the bye was one of the Ten Great Experts, Swift Wind and Rain Lei Xiaotian. He was a Mage of two elements and a person from the Wind G.o.d Palace’s Lei Family.
Now that Lei Xiaotian has been selected as the bue, the remaining partic.i.p.ants had to be selected to fight. This time Sun Fei wasn’t lucky. He was arranged to fight against Meteor Zhu Chen. They proceeded to fight each other in the arena and in the end, Sun Fei wasn’t able to penetrate Zhu Chen’s defenses and was finally defeated.
Xiong Li’s opponent was also one of the Ten Great Experts. It was Lone Wolf Yan Zhenshan. Yan Zhenshan was fast and very agile, but he was eventually defeated by Xiong Li. However, Xiong Li also exerted some effort in order to win.
As time went by, Zhao Hai was finally picked. This time his opponent was also one of the Ten Great Experts, it was the person Zhao Hai saw in the past, Strongwind Li Kuangren.
To be honest, Zhao Hai had taken a liking to Li Kuangren. Although this person was impulsive and hot-headed, he was straightforward. He wasn’t someone who would let injustice happen in front of him.
When Zhao Hai got on the arena and stood opposite Li Kuangren, he smiled faintly as he bowed and said, “I have long heard about the name Strongwind Li Kuangren. I’ve admired you especially the last time when you confronted Zhang Family’s Zhang Mingyue. It’s just a pity that the Five Element Swordsmen made things difficult. I’ve missed a great opportunity to get to know you. It’s truly regrettable.”
When Li Kuangren heard Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but have a favorable impression of him. So upon hearing Zhao Hai, Li Kuangren laughed and said, “Mister Zhao Hai is too polite. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t agree to you being seeded in the beginning. But after seeing you fight in the last few days, this Li Kuangren has been convinced. Meeting you today is my misfortune. This Li Kuangren knows that I’m not your match, but I still like to try.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Hahaha, then how about we drink together after our fight? I’ll introduce you to my brothers Xiong Li, Dongfang Yu, and Sun Fei.”
Li Kuangren was amused, he nodded and said, “That would be great. But mister, we need to begin.” At this time, the bell rang to start the fight. Li Kuangren held his two axes in his hands.
Zhao Hai wasn’t polite as he immediately sent out a 5-layer formation to begin his fight with Li Kuangren. Although Li Kuangren knew that he wasn’t Zhao Hai’s match, he was still a Warrior and he wanted to at least give it a try. At the same time, Zhao Hai didn’t hold back. He knew that he couldn’t hold back against people like Li Kuangren. If he did, then Li Kuangren would think that Zhao Hai was looking down on him. Therefore, Zhao Hai let loose on casting his spells, making the arena very lively.
After exchanging blows for half an hour, Zhao Hai was finally able to see an opportunity to capture and defeat Li Kuangren. Once the two got down from the arena, Zhao Hai introduced Li Kuangren to Xiong Li, Dongfang Yu, and Sun Fei. The group proceeded to get some drinks, no longer caring about the rest of the fights.
The next day was the compet.i.tion to get the top 4. Naturally, since there were 7 partic.i.p.ants left, another bye would be selected. Although it looks unfair, this was the fairest way to go forward. But when the result came about, people were doubting whether the results were being manipulated or not. This was because Lei Xiaotian was chosen once again.
Not to say Zhao Hai, even XIong Li and the others were surprised. Nevertheless, the compet.i.tion must continue. Zhao Hai was in the first match. This match was actually against an old acquaintance, Zhu Chen.
Upon seeing Zhu Chen, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile. He had always wanted to test out Zhu Chen’s defensive capabilities. The two didn’t talk and just waited for the bell to start. Once the bell rang, Zhu Chen immediately set up shields to protect himself.
Zhao Hai would naturally be impolite. He immediately unleashed his spells. Ten 50-layer formations were quickly thrown out towards Zhu Chen. This was something that has never been seen before.
Zhu Chen didn’t attack and just went full-on defense. On the other hand, Zhao Hai didn’t bother to make any defensive measures as he went completely offensive. This caused the spectators to focus on the battle. This was a battle between offense and defense that has never been seen in this compet.i.tion before.
Zhao Hai had yet to use his astral qi in this compet.i.tion. There simply was no need to do so. He also refrained from using astral qi in his battle with Zhu Chen. Although he was now in the offensive side and was consuming more energy. Zhu Chen’s energy consumption was surely not small. He could grind Zhu Chen down this way.
People already had an idea about Zhao Hai’s strength. But after seeing Zhao Hai send out 50-layer formations in an instant, they couldn’t help but reevaluate him. There was no longer ang trace of doubt towards Zhao Hai.
Their fight went on for an hour. And throughout this span of time, Zhao Hai’s offense never got weaker. Zhu Chen actually couldn’t bear the pressure and was forced to drink a restoration potion. However, the restoration was slow and with the rate of his consumption, Zhu Chen was quickly pushed into a corner. He didn’t have any opportunity to counterattack.
On the other hand, Zhao Hai didn’t drink any potions until now. One could see from this point that he was stronger than Zhu Chen. Zhu Chen also knew that he could no longer go on with this fight. Because of this, he immediately announced his surrender.