Man Huang Feng Bao, Chapter 96: Literary Competition
After Martial Competition, three great sects quickly held Literary Competition.
From Cloud Mist Sect, only Ye Chuan entered the competition, but Black Cauldron Sect and Five Style Sect respectively dispatched over hundred elite disciples. And unlike Martial Competition, Literary Competition only had a single chance. So whoever walks farthest and persist longest inside the Rubble Formation will be the winner.
Along with the whistling sound of arbitrators, Black Cauldron Sect and Five Style Sect’s elites rushed in striving to be the first and feared being left behind. Ye Chuan however stood still waiting for the people of two sects to enter, then he leisurely entered.
Inside Rubble Formation, immediately after entering, illusions appeared, but the people who were looking from outside the formation however sense nothing profound, and they could clearly see the activities inside the formation.
The elites of Five Style Sect were absorbed in the competition, simultaneously charging deeper. But the elites of Black Cauldron Sect however were different. After entering the Rubble Formation, they quickly split into two groups. And one group consisting half of the total disciples charged deeper, competing with the disciples of Five Style Sect, whereas the other group however slowed down their pace and even stopped moving. After that, each and every one of them unsheathed their sword with killing intent. Obviously, they had another mission, which was to kill Ye Chuan inside the Rubble Formation!
“No, Big senior apprentice-brother is in danger!”
“This despicable old dog!”
Outside Rubble Formation, fatty, Zhu Sijia and others got nervous. After losing in Martial Competition, Tuoba Xiong no longer cared about his face, and was attempting to kill Ye Chuan without any disguise!
With only Wuzhe realm cultivation, Ye Chuan was already in great danger inside the Rubble Formation, but now, numerous disciples of Black Cauldron Sect were trying to kill him, wasn’t this placing him in an even more dangerous situation?
Outside Rubble Formation, silence reigns, not only the disciples of Cloud Mist Sect, even the people of Black Cauldron Sect and Five Style Sect were staring at the situation without even blinking their eyes, wanting to see whether Cloud Mist Sect’s Big Disciple Ye Chaun would toughen his scalp and charge forward or take the initiative to give up, while he still hadn’t walked far away and could quickly retreat.
Ye Chuan naturally didn’t give up, rather continue to leisurely walk forward entirely unaware of the danger ahead. Outside formation, fatty and others screamed loudly to warn, but Ye Chuan still remained as before, their voices basically wasn’t transmitted inside this formation.
A disciple of Black Cauldron Sect hiding behind a rock for ambush suddenly jumped out and stabbed his sword towards the space between the eyes of Ye Chuan.
The sword light flashed as if rainbow, the cultivation of this disciple of Black Cauldron Sect wasn’t shallow. The sharp end of his sword emitted three inches long sword light, and his sword stab’s speed was astonishing, but the counterattack of Ye Chuan was faster. Outside the Rubble Formation, people merely saw a hint of blade light streak across the sky, then, this ambushing disciple of Black Cauldron Sect collapsed. His throat was cut open by an extremely thin blade.
When close at hand, one attack was enough to cause death, there is no need for the second move! Either kill or get killed!
This was Inch Light!
Ye Chuan calmly continued to leisurely walk forward without even looking at the corpse on the ground. Many people didn’t even see how he attacked, but the pupils of a small number of real experts shrunk. They saw extremely thin blades in the space between the fingers of Ye Chuan. Four in the left hand, four in the right hand, altogether there were eight blades that could imperceptibly kill people!
Is this the real strength of Ye Chuan?
Who said the cultivation of Cloud Mist Sect’s Big Disciple is mediocre and even inferior to many outer sect disciples?
People were shocked, personally seeing the strength of Ye Chuan, this Big Disciple of Cloud Mist Sect. Many people that were making an uproar, saying Ye Chuan was just a coward and wanted to challenge Ye Chuan for a battle, quickly became silent. The cultivation of Ye Chuan appeared to be not up to much, merely was Rank 7 Wuzhe, but now they saw Ye Chuan killing an elite disciple of Black Cauldron Sect whose cultivation was Rank 2 Xiushi this easily with their own eyes. And after asking themselves, they no longer had any confidence to fight against Ye Chuan.
Just the eight sharp blades in the space between his fingers greatly shocked the disciples of three sects, but no one knew that under his tongue, there still hides a blade which was even more lethal.
Yet another disciple of Black Cauldron Sect rushed out to kill seemingly defenseless Ye Chuan.
Inside Rubble Formation, suddenly, blade light appeared again.
Ye Chuan continued to walk forward leisurely. He walked slowly but his pace was stable, the distance between his every step was exactly the same. After walking three steps, this disciple that had tried to kill Ye Chuan fell to the ground with a bang, and stopped breathing. There were no injuries on his body, merely an extremely thin cut on his throat, from where blood seeped out continuously.
Even after all this, the disciples of Black Cauldron Sect ambushed him one after another, and sometimes they ambushed him in groups. But even when they ambushed him in groups, no one was able to stop the advancing steps of Ye Chuan. Ye Chuan still continued to walk forward leaving behind corpses behind him.
Fatty, Zhu Sijia and others who originally were very tense got excited, and they cheered for Ye Chuan.
As for the people of Black Cauldron Sect and Five Style Sect, they were silent, and especially Black Cauldron Sect, the complexion of every one of them was unsightly.
Tuoba Xiong’s complexion got gloomy, and seeing the elite disciples of Black Cauldron Sect falling inside the Rubble Formation, his eyelid jumped. He wasn’t distressed for the death of the elite disciples of his sect, rather seeing the strength of Ye Chuan, he was shocked, startled and also angry. He truly had never expected that, Ye Chuan, this mediocre Big Disciple of Cloud Mist Sect in former days was unexpectedly hiding his strength. Not only he acted dumb being very intelligent, his strength was also very alarming, even he had made an error of judgment.
After a little while, almost all the disciples who had stayed behind to kill Ye Chuan died. And those who were alive were still alive weren’t because their cultivation was higher, rather they wisely choose to hide without daring to attack Ye Chuan.
Due to the illusion inside Rubble Formation, the disciples of Black Caldron Sect and Five Style Sect who had spared no effort to rush forward from the very beginning began to slow down. Some continued to advance forward, but even more began to standstill being trapped inside the illusion formation having no way to free themselves. Some people pulled out their sword and began to slash the empty air, some began to laugh heartily and some began to cry loudly as if they had gone insane, and frequently some people were forced out from inside the formation.
Ye Chuan however leisurely walked forward, others were risking their lives, but he however was taking a leisurely walk as if this ancient formation was his quiet and peaceful courtyard. Although his pace was not fast, but the distance between him and those elite disciples who had rushed in the beginning was gradually reducing. Then, under the disbelief gaze of people, he leisurely walked pass them, and continued to walk straight across this formation.
The deeper one went, the more powerful the Rubble Formation get, and most of the disciples of Black Cauldron Sect and Five Style Sect finally were unable to walk forward and came to stop halfway, now they were no longer seeing who would cross the formation, rather who could persist inside the formation the longest, that’s all. But on the other side of the Rubble Formation, seeing relaxed Ye Chuan, the disciples of all three sects were dumbstruck, and even Tuoba Xiong was stupefied.
Even a Daoist Master might not necessarily pass through this Rubble Formation so effortlessly, also because of this, it was used as the site for the Literary Competition. But how did Ye Chuan accomplish this?
Cloud Mist Sect’s Second Elder Nangong Ren was also speechless, he knew that Ye Chuan was very well versed in growing medicinal herbs as well as alchemy. But when did this Sect Master’s personal disciple became so proficient in formations? Was he truly the same cowardly and reclusive Big Disciple Ye Chuan who was trampled upon by everyone?
“Your Excellency Sect Master, I find this embarrassing, but I win again. Where’s the agreed mine located?”
Ye Chuan walked over to the front of Tuoba Xiong in all smiles, and his complexion was still relaxed. The elite disciples of Black Cauldron Sect and Five Style Sect who were forced out of Rubble Formation were badly battler, and some of they were even unconscious, but Ye Chuan however didn’t have even a bit of uncomfortableness, appearing as if he had just gone inside for a leisurely walk.
For the disciples of three sects, this Rubble Formation of Eagle Beak Cliff was a forbidden area, as after entering it, they would fall into illusions. But for Ye Chuan, that was nothing. This so-called ancient formation was something casually set up by a Sage realm expert of millions of years ago. And after entering it, the higher the cultivation realm, the greater the obstruction they are subjected to, but if an ordinary person and Wuzhe realm cultivators enter, they wouldn’t be affected at all, so they could simply pass unimpeded.
For the past many years, only the elite disciples of three great sects entered this Rubble Formation, and those who had low cultivation didn’t even dare to approach near this formation. But no one had thought that, passing through this formation was in fact very simple, so simple that no one dared to think that method.
The face of Tuoba Xiong blackened. They lost Martial Competition, and also lost Literary Competition too. They came to this Great Competition with great fanfare, but they nevertheless were empty-handed in the end, moreover, they completely lost their face!
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