Villain : After Slacking Off, The Protagonist Collapse - Chapter 39
Chapter 39 : Unchangeable Nature
Whoosh! Nangong Xie stretched out his hand, and the mighty divine power poured out, gathering in his arm, forming a gigantic claw like a dragon’s, with a fierce aura enveloping the surroundings.
The sharp edge tore through the air, producing a continuous, piercing howl. “Ancient Dragon Hand!” This was an extremely ancient divine art, comprehended by a powerful being in the distant past from observing a real dragon in action.
If cultivated to a profound level, the arm would strike like a true dragon, dominating and terrifying, shredding everything in its path! Any divine weapon, any formidable physique, would be like paper in front of the Ancient Dragon Hand.
Nangong Xie had not cultivated it to such a level but had already acquired some of its power and aura. The dragon claw thundered down, overwhelming as if a true dragon had descended, its vast aura suffocating those around!
A gust of wind howled, lifting Du Guyun’s robe and revealing his grim face. “Trivial skill!” Du Guyun said calmly on the surface, but his eyes were filled with gravity, clearly not as relaxed internally facing Nangong Xie’s attack.
“Overturning Sea Seal!” Du Guyun’s eyes flashed, and with a single hand seal, vast divine power surged out like an endless ocean, its mighty aura suppressing everything.
In an instant, the tremendous divine power in mid-air condensed into a large seal, with the roaring sea engulfing the sky. Within it, a seal thundered down like a divine mountain, its oppressive force making it difficult for people to breathe.
Overturning Sea Seal.
Du Guyun obtained this divine art from a powerful being’s cave during his adventures, possessing boundless might and terrifying power.
Boom. The two divine arts erupted, unleashing boundless qi like an ocean, sweeping the surroundings as if to destroy everything!
Even the barrier enveloping the arena seemed on the verge of annihilation, as an invisible ring of light appeared, trembling under the clash of the two mighty powers, its ancient runes dimming.
“These two do have some skills!” an elder commented with a light chuckle and a wave of his hand. As if injecting qi, the barrier, which was about to shatter, instantly recovered, effectively containing the ferocity of the powers unleashed, preventing any spillage outside the arena.
“Is this the same Du Gouyun that the Primordial Holy Son keeps talking about?” Yan Ruyu wondered from a pavilion, her gaze fixed on the arena. “He seems competent, but not to the extent that he keeps mentioning him.”
Watching Nangong Xie and Du Gouyun, she acknowledged their exceptional talents. Indeed, they were rare prodigies. However, she felt they were not impressive enough to linger in Jiang Chen’s thoughts, especially Du Gouyun.
Although outstanding in various aspects, he seemed just another rare prodigy, not worthy of Jiang Chen’s constant attention. They were barely top-tier talents, let alone on par with Holy Sons and Saintess.
“Even Jin Taiyuan, who tragically perished at the hands of Jiang Chen, was more formidable than these two,” she mused. The fact that Jiang Chen was so preoccupied with Du Gouyun was beyond her understanding.
Initially eager to witness Du Gouyun’s monstrous talent as often mentioned by Jiang Chen, she was now left underwhelmed. “Is this it?”
Such level of prodigies, albeit rare, were not unique. Even the All Pleasure Sect had a few, and the Primordial Holy Land had more than could be counted, with true disciples and core disciples surpassing these two in many aspects.
With a thunderous roar, the two mighty powers clashed, shattering the arena beneath their feet and leaving nothing but an empty space. Under the influence of this formidable power, both were forced to retreat. Nangong Xie appeared particularly disheveled.
“You are still too weak!” Du Gouyun stood with his hands behind his back, looking down at Nangong Xie from a higher position.
If Jiang Chen were here, he’d surely have a few sarcastic remarks. Really good at showing off. Du Gouyun never missed an opportunity to flaunt himself. Truly the king of showing off. In the entire world, no one could outdo the protagonist in this art.
“It’s not over yet!” Nangong Xie, annoyed by the duel, couldn’t hide his fury. He always thought of himself as somewhat arrogant. But compared to Du Gouyun, he felt significantly inferior. Du Gouyun’s arrogant demeanor really irked him, making him desperately want to trample Du Gouyun underfoot.
“It’s already over!” Du Gouyun stood nonchalantly, with his usual show-off demeanor.
“Shut up!” Nangong Xie couldn’t help but snap back, charging forward immediately.
Boom! The two instantly engaged in close combat. Countless attacks collided, erupting with incredible force that made the entire mountain tremble slightly.
The ground shook as if a dragon was turning beneath it. This was just the power contained within the barrier. If fully unleashed, the entire arena would surely turn to dust.
About half an hour later, Nangong Xie was sent flying and landed heavily on the ground, propping himself up on his hands, seemingly trying to stand up. But the weakness in his body ultimately caused Nangong Xie to collapse.
“Nangong Xie is down, Du Gouyun wins the top position in this Inner Sect Competition!” The elder quickly arrived and immediately removed the barrier. Subsequently, several Primordial Holy Land servants entered to check on Nangong Xie’s condition.
With the elder’s announcement, the entire arena erupted in cheers. “I knew Du Gouyun would be the champion!”
“Defeating two strong opponents, Du Gouyun is truly formidable!”
“No wonder Fairy Ye invited Du Gouyun to join the Holy Land, recognizing his talent!”
“Speaking of which, why isn’t Fairy Ye present at the Inner Sect Competition?”
“Not sure, normally they should have a good relationship!”
“I heard they have no relationship. Back in Heaven-Piercing Sect, Fairy Ye didn’t even allow Du Gouyun to approach her, explicitly telling him they have no relationship with each other!”
Amidst the heated discussions, many elders appeared, preparing to award prizes to the top ten of the Inner Sect Competition. Except for Nangong Xie and Guo Long, the rest were quite excited.
Knowing they were far behind the top three, they had no expectations. Both Guo Long and Nangong Xie, aspiring for the top position and defeated by Du Gouyun, were naturally discontent.
Initially, the award ceremony was calm without any surprises, until it was Du Gouyun’s turn. Du Gouyun looked at the Sixth Elder and seriously said, “Elder, Du Gouyun has a question, I wonder if you could answer it!”
“Let’s hear it!” The Sixth Elder’s face beamed with a smile, seemingly in a very good mood. Probably due to witnessing several promising disciples emerging, he was naturally pleased. Thus, he did not refuse Du Gouyun’s inquiry.
Unlike the Sixth Elder, Cang Lao, initially quite satisfied, suddenly felt apprehensive. Bad news. Is this boy going to mention that matter?
“Elder, Du Gouyun wishes to know if the disciples under your guidance have a chance to become the Primordial Holy Son in the future! If one surpasses the current Primordial Holy Son, can he replace him?” Du Gouyun looked at the Sixth Elder, not hiding his ambition at all.
As soon as these words were spoken, the previously noisy arena quieted down at an unbelievable speed. In the dead silence, no sound could be heard. Whether it was the elders, true disciples, or ordinary disciples, all opened their mouths in disbelief, staring at Du Gouyun!
“Unchangeable nature!” Cang Lao wailed internally.
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