The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 693 - One to Zero
Chapter 693: One to Zero
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Despite being affected by the negative soul ring effects of Slow, Soul Power Stripping, Devour, Destroy, and the others, Ye Xinglan was shining with dazzling starlight. Every beam of light was like a sharp sword. They were severing the negative soul ring effects with blinding speed.
Obviously, her battle armor was incredibly durable, as expected of armor crafted from spirit alloy! It was a rank more powerful than ordinary battle armor in terms of offense and defense. It also had the ability to continue evolving in the future.
This must have been the inner secret of Shrek Academy.
Dai Yueyan had a feeling that the spirit alloy one-word battle armor was the current method of crafting armor employed by Shrek Academy.
Ye Xinglan raised the Stargod Sword slowly, and she suddenly switched to a two-handed grip. She took half a step with her left foot and paused. With both her hands on the sword’s hilt, she pointed the tip of the sword toward the lower right part of her body. Instantly, the sparkles of starlight on her body shone brightly. Her entire person seemed to have transformed into a star in an instant, and she moved no more.
Su Mu’s ragged breathing could only be heard by himself as he hid under his battle armor. She was too powerful. The strength of this opponent was too great.
Contrary to Dai Yueyan’s imagination, the slash just now had indeed broken open his battle armor. In fact, his armor had already taken an enormous amount of damage. There was already a small crack in it. That overwhelming sword’s consciousness plunged directly into his body and was wreaking havoc within him.
As a control-system battle soul master, Su Mu’s body was far less forceful compared to an assault-system battle soul master. Now, he could only manage these attacks with his Soul King-ranked soul power. He somehow managed to compress the sword’s consciousness and wanted to expel it from his body. However, Ye Xinglan’s sword’s consciousness seemed to have substance. Everywhere it went, it brought with it a powerful destructive force. If he could calm his heart down, he could still fight this with his cultivation base. Then again, if he was facing the powerful Ye Xinglan, how could he resolve his own problems on a firm footing?
Obviously, Ye Xinglan knew about the condition he was in. That was why she was standing there and gathering her energy for now. While she stored her energy, the negative effects on her body vanished. Her own aura continued to increase at a tremendous rate.
Ye Xinglan learned energy storing from observing Xie Xie’s battle. Throughout the process of storing energy, she merged her imposing manner, sword’s consciousness, soul power and battle armor together.
Through the coordination between her battle armor and the star, she absorbed external power to strengthen herself. Ye Xinglan, in her current condition, could instantly launch counterattacks the moment she was confronted. For anyone facing her while she was in such a state, it would be better to attack her as soon as possible. If her opponent was too slow to do so, they would most likely be facing a terrifying slash after the energy was gathered.
However, she had timed it precisely. When she had started storing energy, Su Mu was still battling with the sword’s consciousness she left inside his body. When he finally managed to suppress it somewhat after going through much trouble, the Stargod Sword in Ye Xinglan’s grasp was already a brilliant gold. The spots of starlight on her body vaguely formed a constellation map. The terrifying force even seemed to distort the very air.
Su Mu’s expression changed drastically. He could feel that this impending slash would definitely not be weaker than the one which descended from the skies. With Ye Xinglan’s control over her Stargod Sword, this attack would most probably land on the same spot on his body. If that were the case, his battle armor would disintegrate instantly, possibly taking his body with it.
As a control-system battle soul master and the brains of the team, even though Su Mu was loath to do so, he had no choice but to admit that the strength of this opponent was greater than his own. This was the first time in his life that he witnessed a sword’s consciousness as powerful as hers.
“I yield!” He spouted those words with slight difficulty.
The sword’s energy flashed once, as if it had been triggered. It then fired past Su Mu, shooting out for a hundred meters and before striking the soul barrier with a series of explosions.
The spot where Ye Xinglan stopped happened to be next to Su Mu. Even if the sword’s beam was not aimed at him, Su Mu could still feel chills traveling down his body. It was the sword’s consciousness which had plunged into his body some moments ago. It seemed to have been dragged along as it erupted instantly.
He grunted. Su Mu could not help but spit out a mouthful of fresh blood. He had been injured internally.
“You…” Su Mu growled.
Ye Xinglan simply ignored him. She returned the sword into her body, turned around and walked down the stage.
From the view of the spectators, after her opponent yielded, Ye Xinglan did not aim her attack at Su Mu. Only Su Mu himself knew that the remaining sword’s consciousness in his body had been affected by Ye Xinglan’s slash just now and had burst immediately. His veins were already injured. This would inevitably affect his upcoming matches. He would never believe that the detonation of the sword’s consciousness was just a coincidence.
“The first match of the solo competition, victory goes to Shrek Academy.” The referee’s announcement had a hint of shock.
This was a showdown between youths under the age of twenty! Young people nowadays were truly amazing.
The spectators’ stands were also buzzing with discussion. Although everybody could have guessed that even if Monster Academy could defeat Shrek Academy, it would be highly improbable that they could defeat them completely. However, they lost in the very first match, quickly having to forfeit. This had shaken the audience quite a bit.
The strength of Shrek Academy’s contestant Ye Xinglan was truly incredible! This time, Su Mu did not withhold his battle armor. He had unleashed his battle armor the moment he stepped on stage, but he had still lost the match. Even the fusion of his five great soul skills under the enhancement of his battle armor was unable to completely block Ye Xinglan’s slash. What kind of cultivation base was this?
When she returned to the waiting area, Ye Xinglan returned to her own seat. He coughed softly twice and took out a handkerchief to wipe her mouth.
Only Gu Yue who was beside her could see that Ye Xinglan’s handkerchief was stained by a spot of red.
Destruction Storm was not so easily endured. Her battle armor too did not completely filter out her opponent’s attack. She was also injured.
Xu Lizhi hastily handed her two Recovery Pork Buns. Ye Xinglan ate them quickly. If it was said that support-system soul masters were the best companions in the battlefield, then, food type tool soul masters would be the best companions at any time. In terms of combat capabilities, they were not as powerful as support-system soul masters. However, in terms of continuous enhancement, healing, and support, they had their own advantages.
Gu Yue shot Ye Xinglan a concerned gaze. Ye Xinglan shook her head lightly. Her lips twitched slightly as she projected her voice, “He’s more injured than I am. I’m okay.”
Su Mu was undoubtedly very smart since he made the decision to yield even though there was still a possibility of him launching a counterattack. However, if he did that, even if he did not die, he would have lost a layer of skin. He would definitely have been rendered unable to participate in the upcoming matches. He could not decipher Ye Xinglan’s condition back then. He could not determine if his final attack could ward off Ye Xinglan’s attack. That was why he chose to surrender. This was a team competition, after all. The outcome of a single match might not determine the final results.
Ye Xinglan had barely sat down when Yuanen Yehui already stood up. She had been waiting too long for this match. In her heart, there were too many things which she would have liked to let loose explosively.
She clearly remembered the fellow who held a card at the doors of Shrek Academy’s cafeteria with the hopes of exchanging it for some money for food back then.
She also clearly remembered that fellow who had blocked her way because of Xie Xie.
She even remembered the fellow who defeated her over and over again on the competition stage, but had also given her a stronger will to fight every time.
‘He’s not here now, but we still are. He will definitely come back. We’ll welcome him with our victory.’
‘Captain, we’re waiting for your return!’
With great strides, Yuanen Yehui walked straight toward the competition stage.
On Monster Academy’s side, Tiger King Dai Yueyan stood up. He wore a grim expression as he walked toward the ring.
Su Mu’s injuries were not merely superficial, and he had taken some medicine. He sat down to focus his spirits and rest. As the Master-Control soul master of their team, Su Mu’s injuries would definitely affect the upcoming matches.
He was the closest to Su Mu, and Su Mu was injured after his two matches with Shrek Academy. The first match, where he had injured his tail, was especially grievous. He was still bearing a grudge.
The second match of the solo competition was Yuanen Yehui versus Dai Yueyan.