Fantasy: I! Accept disciples and become stronger! - Chapter 21
Chapter 21. Half Moon City’s Grand Competition
“Wh… Nascent Soul?”
Gui Tiancheng sucked in a breath of cold air, his mind buzzing.
The other senior members of the Gui family were no less shocked.
More than half of the people present hadn’t personally seen a Nascent Soul expert. Even some of the Gui family’s elders were no exception.
A Nascent Soul expert was an existence that could establish a sect. Anyone of them was a giant in the Zhennan Province!
The Witherwood Gate was strong right?
However, even the Witherwood Gate only had one Nascent Soul expert.
When they learned that Xuan Yi was the elder of the Sword Profound Sect, the Gui family members had already overestimated Xuan Yi as much as they could. However, they didn’t want to but they still ended up underestimating him.
Nascent Soul was an absolute expert in the entire Heavenly Wind Kingdom!
Day after day passed.
The days of the Half Moon City Grand Competition were getting closer and closer.
Within Half Moon City, everything was calm.
Wang Fei of the Wang Clan hadn’t returned, so the news that Gui Yiyi had become a disciple of the Profound Sword Sect and had even become a disciple of the Profound Sword Sect’s Elder hadn’t spread in Half Moon City.
On this day, in Xuan Yi’s courtyard.
“Master! I broke through!”
Gui Yiyi slowly opened her beautiful eyes.
Gui Yiyi had already been stuck in the fourth level of Qi Condensation for a while.
Raising her head to look at Xuan Yi, she noticed that there was not much joy on Xuan Yi’s face. Gui Yi’s heart trembled slightly as he carefully asked, “Master… I… I’ve disappointed you.”
Over the past few days, Xuan Yi had spent almost all of his strength to help her increase her cultivation base. However, after so many days, she had only broken through a single-stage…
This made Gui Yiyi feel too ashamed to face Xuan Yi.
“No, how could that be? Although your cultivation has not increased rapidly in the past few days, your progress in other areas has exceeded my expectations.”
Xuan Yi was not comforting Gui Yiyi.
In the past few days, although Gui Yiyi’s increase in cultivation was limited, her increase in martial cultivation was enough to be described as terrifying.
It could be said that although Gui Yiyi’s cultivation had only increased by a small level in the past few days, her strength had increased by several times!
Originally, Gui Yiyi’s strength was merely at the Qi Condensation stage.
But now, Gui Yiyi, who was at the 5th level of Qi Condensation, had the strength to fight someone who was at the first level of the Qi Foundation Realm.
“Let’s go. The Half Moon City Grand Competition should be about to begin.”
Today was the day of the Half Moon City Grand Competition. Earlier, the second elder of the Gui family had already informed Xuan Yi.
The Half Moon City Grand Competition was a great event in Half Moon City. It was held once a year.
Although it was called the Half Moon City Grand Competition, it was merely a battle between the younger generation of the three great clans of Half Moon City.
In recent years, because of Gui Lan’s rise, the Gui family had already won the title in Half Moon City for two consecutive years.
By the time Xuan Yi and Gui Yiyi arrived at the arena in the middle of Half Moon City, this place was already filled with people.
In the past, the Half Moon City competition was not as lively.
The reason why it had received so much attention this year was obvious.
The news that Duan Li had joined the Witherwood Gate and had even become a disciple of a Witherwood Gate elder had long spread throughout Half Moon City.
It could be said that the majority of the people present were not focused on this grand competition, but the aftermath of it.
It was extremely likely that after today, only two of the three great Clans would remain in Half Moon City.
“Alas, the Gui family that was originally about to reach its peak will probably cease to exist after today.”
In the arena, the people of the three great clans had already arrived.
The gazes of the people below were all focused on the Duan family’s camp. To be precise, they were focused on a black-robed elder sitting beside the Duan family’s head.
This old man was Duan Li’s master, an elder of the Witherwood Gate, an expert at the peak of the eighth level of the Soul Condensation Realm!
Too many people in Half Moon City, a peak eighth level Soul Condensation Realm expert was already the strongest person they had ever seen in their entire lives.
After all, the Wang Family’s Patriarch, who was known as the strongest expert in Half Moon City, was only at the early sixth level of the Soul Condensation Realm.
“This is Duan Li’s master?”
The head of the Wang Clan looked at the black-robed old man muttering to himself.
The black-robed elder narrowed his eyes. Even though he didn’t reveal his aura, the Wang Family’s Patriarch could still sense a terrifying pressure from his body.
The sixth level and the eighth level of the Soul Condensation Realm seemed to be only two levels away, but the difference between them was far greater than it seemed.
In front of this black-robed old man, the sixth level Soul Condensation Realm Wang Clan’s Patriarch was probably unable to make a single move!
When one reached the late Soul Condensation Realm, the gap between each of them was enormous!
The rules of the Half Moon City Grand Competition were very simple.
There were five people from each of the three great clans. Whoever could stand in the end on the stage would be the victor.
In last year’s competition, Gui Lan swept through Wang and Duan families, including Wang Fei and Duan Li, and won the title of the number one genius in Half Moon City for two consecutive years.
“This year’s Great Competition is quite interesting. Duan Li becoming a disciple of the Witherwood Gate, his strength is not the same as before. Whether Gui Lan can defeat him and complete three consecutive wins is hard to say.”
“Heh, speaking of the current Gui Lan, two or three successive titles have long lost their meaning. No matter if he can defeat Duan Li today, his Gui family will not be able to escape the fate of being destroyed.”
“Duan Li is on stage!”
Just as everyone was discussing amongst themselves, a cry of alarm resounded throughout the entire arena!
When everyone looked over, they saw Duan Li, who was supposed to be the leader of the group, jump onto the stage.
This scene exceeded everyone’s expectations.
As the leader of the Duan family’s younger generation, Duan Li, who should have dominated the arena, was the first to stand on the stage!
“Come, I’ll sweep through you all by myself!”
Duan Li’s words were like a thunderclap that completely exploded around the arena!
It was simply insane!
One person wanted to sweep through all of them!
Where did Duan Li get the courage?
One had to know that he could not even handle three moves from Gui Lan in the previous sessions. Now, it had only been a short year, yet he dared to threaten to sweep through all the remaining competitors, including Gui Lan?
At this moment, some of the younger generations of the Gui Clan and Wang Clan were starting to stir.
The younger generation was extremely young, so how could they accept such arrogance? Immediately, a person from the Wang Family jumped out.
“It’s Wang Yan!”
Wang Yan, the number two figure of the Wang Family’s younger generation, wasn’t much weaker than Wang Fei’s. Before Wang Fei had returned from the Profound Sword Sect, he was undoubtedly the most powerful person in the Wang Family’s younger generation.
Furthermore, Wang Yan had exchanged blows with Duan Li half a year ago. Duan Li didn’t achieve the upper hand during that battle thus both sides drew.
“Duan Li, you’re too arrogant. I want to see if you have the qualifications to be this arrogant!”
As soon as Wang Yan finished speaking, his feet suddenly stomped on the ground, and his entire body transformed into a sharp sword that rushed towards Duan Li!
“You overestimate yourself.”
A wisp of disdain flashed through his eyes as he glanced at the incoming Wang Yan. Duan Li snorted coldly and threw out a punch as well!
The fists collided in an instant, releasing a muffled sound.
They only heard a miserable cry, and blood splashed everywhere. Wang Yan’s figure flew out, drawing a long trail of blood on the ground.
After a miserable scream, Wang Yan, who had been sent flying out of the battle stage, fainted.
Everyone who witnessed this scene felt their hairs stand on end.
“What kind of strength is this?”
This scene was truly a bit shocking to the surrounding people.
After all, half a year ago, the two of them were on par.
However, after just half a year, Duan Li defeated Wang Yan, who was at the 5th level of Qi Condensation, with one move!
This scene could be said to have stunned countless people.
Wang Yan wasn’t a weakling. He was at the fifth level of Qi Condensation. Even Gui Lan didn’t dare to say that he could easily defeat him.
However, Duan Li’s attack crushed him……
What kind of strength was this?
It was likely that it would be difficult to reach the sixth level of Qi Condensation, right?
In just half a year, Duan Li’s strength had reached this level?
“The Witherwood Gate is truly terrifying.”
Duan Li’s strength was terrifying, but the Witherwood Gate behind him was even more terrifying!
The reason why Duan Li’s strength had been able to increase so much in half a year was because of his relationship with the Witherwood Sect’s elder, his master, and the Witherwood Sect.
At that moment, many of the spectators outside the arena all turned their gazes to the Gui family, Gui Lan.
Some of these gazes were filled with pity, while others were filled with schadenfreude.
What they felt pity for was that Gui Lan was simply unlucky.
If it wasn’t for Duan Li being taken as a disciple by the Witherwood Gate’s elder, Duan Li would probably never be a match for Gui Lan.
But the heavens seemed to be toying with him.
Fate was just playing tricks on others.
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