Cult of the Sacred Runes - Chapter 132 – Class[Updated at: 2021-01-11 00:20:45]
Chapter 132 – Class
“Lu Zheng, you’re up!” Shi Hun Tian casually waved his hand and smiled, as his eyes unconsciously landed on Ye Wei, the only opponent he cared about today.
“Okay!” An arrogant young man stepped forward from the group, looking eager and energetic.
“Who of you will fight me?” Lu Zheng’s cold gaze swept the South Star camp.
The faces of the South Star cultivators changed, they were not expecting their opponent to send an eight-star Warrior right away. On South Star’s side, the only cultivator apart from Ye Wei who was at the same level, was Liu Jian.
After a brief moment of silence, Ye Wei slowly walked out of the group.
“He is an eight-star Warrior, let me deal with him.” Liu Jian was a bit confused, as the vice-principal’s idea was to save Ye Wei for the last.
“Let’s finish this quick, I have a stance to learn. If you want to fight, I will train with you when we’re back,” Ye Wei said indifferently, “You guys did all the work these past weeks, I want to move a little.”
The crowd went wild, to their knowledge Ye Wei was the strongest cultivator in the South Star team, but even so it would have been a bit of a stretch to take on one of the top five contesting teams on his own.
Some of the young audience, who saw a chance of South Star winning off Ye Wei’s back, began to change their minds.
“Why is he destroying his chances!? The only way he could win is to land a lucky strike using the stance he beat Qi Xiu with! How is he going to have enough Qi and body strength to do it, when he finally faces a God’s Seven?”
“This is ridiculous!”
“Some people just prefer learning their lessons the hard way. I don’t see how Shi Hun Tian will take this insult lightly.”
Lu Zheng was also surprised that Ye Wei would be his first opponent, “Haha! You think you can take all of us on your own? I would like to see if you really have what it takes to challenge our ace like everyone else suggested,” He grunted then stomped the ground, launching himself towards Ye Wei.
The moment his feet left the platform, Lu Zheng’s presence intensified, and a layer of Qi materialized over his body. Facing an opponent like Ye Wei, he saw no point in hiding his cultivation.
“He is a peak ten-star Warrior too?” The audience’s eyes widened as they saw the unexpected. They have been following Tri-Solar’s fights, but Lu Zheng never appeared to be more than an eight-star Warrior.
“Tri-Solar School hid him so well! Damn! I should have seen it coming! They are looking to finish at the top, it sucks to be one of the South Star youngsters right now!”
“They might not even need Shi Hun Tian to win the matchup in the end! They surely have prepared for this specific match with South Star!”
The power Lu Zheng just displayed just improved Tri-Solar School’s impression in the audience’s hearts, as any cultivator with peak ten-star Warrior cultivation was considered top tier contestants.
The wild crowd’s cheer and chatter boosted Shi Xiao Ran’s confidence, his smile grew to an arrogant shape as he glanced at Xu He.
“I apologize in advance, if our youngsters hurt yours, you will have to forgive them! They are just doing what they are supposed to in a tournament!” Shi Xiao Ran chuckled and said.
“Vice-principal Shi, the fight had just begun, I can only say the same.” Xu He said casually with pride.
On the martial platform, Lu Zheng drew sequences of runes with both his hands as he flew towards Ye Wei, immediately activating two stances with a quick surge of Qi.
Within moments, light of the glowing runes sequences brightened the purple platform.
Thick bolts of static energy tangled around Ye Wei and constricted his body like snakes, while a terrifying Yaksha appeared behind him, striking him with its palm. The fearsome force wave swept across the platform, the shrill sound made the audience cover their ears.
“Damn, this looks to be quite a deadly move!” the South Star youngsters began to worry.
“Careful, Ye Wei!”
Nobody expected Lu Zheng to lead with such a sinister combination, used by a ten-star Warrior. Although both of the stances were only high-level Spirit stances, they looked to have the power to challenge even a lower-leveled condensed prime Warrior.
“I didn’t know Tri-Solar had any top tier Cultivator except Shi Hun Tian!”
“Judging by what we saw of Ye Wei, I think it is safe to say South Star already lost this matchup. I mean, their ace would need to waste half his strength and energy on the first fight! How is he suppose to beat a God’s Seven? Unless they too hid something like Tri-Solar did!”
The crowd was heated, coming up with crazy predictions and theories about how Tri-Solar School had planned this all along so they might be able to finish first or second. They wondered how Ye Wei would answer the threat.
“A constricting stance with a heavy strike? I will give you credit for your creativity! It’s almost like seeing myself fight. It’s a shame your stances are weak, if only you have refined them…” Ye Wei mumbled to himself while casually drawing the runes for Selenic Armor stance.
It was the same defensive stance as before but infused with Star Shifter stance. Now a condensed prime Warrior, the light armor seemed to be thicker and smoother. However that didn’t stop Ye Wei from being held still with the lightning bolts.
“If you can’t untangle yourself, you’re probably done for!” Lu Zheng’s eyes went cold as he stared at Ye Wei. The Yaksha growled and struck his palm at Ye Wei’s head, its palm picked up strands of lightning as it passed through the constriction stance and doubled its power.
“Shi Xiao Ran is undoubtedly a great teacher, not many youngsters master the stances they use well enough to synergize them!”
“Supreme Chen Feng once said, ‘the best moves are never just strong stances on their own, they are often combinations of stances that compliment each other well,’ if we didn’t see this well planned combo coming, Ye Wei certainly didn’t!”
“This moment might decide the match.”
The audience up on the cloud platform were ecstatic to see the masterful display.
“Ha!” Lu Zheng’s face showed a light of complacency when the Yaksha’s palm landed on Ye Wei. The whole platform shook as a small pit appeared at where Ye Wei stood.
Some of the audience cheered but the South Star camp was quiet, afraid their ace had just lost.
“I guess we will have to wait another day until we get to see a God’s Seven fight.”
“That was a great combination! If I was Ye Wei, I wouldn’t feel too bad losing.”
The youngsters around platform three discussed excitedly.
‘I got this!’ Lu Zheng rejoiced, but the contentment did not last. His stomach felt tight as he senses told him something was wrong.
As the debris and dust slowly fell on the ground, Ye Wei’s figure was revealed. He was standing in the eye of the settled storm, his clothes completely clean and his light armor intact.
“This is impossible! How did that happen?” Lu Zheng widened his eyes, wondered how the combo that possessed power comparable to a Myst stance had no effect on Ye Wei.
Everyone gasped as they saw Ye Wei’s graceful posture, scared, realizing it had been a mismatch from the beginning of the fight. Lu Zheng was completely outclassed, and the stance combo taught Ye Wei about Lu Zheng more than it did damage.
“That was your win condition correct? It was nice, but I’m afraid it’s my move now.” Ye Wei glared at Lu Zheng and disappeared in a flash.
‘Searing Selenic Palm!’
Ye Wei reappeared in front of Lu Zheng, his palm strike carried a bit of a spinning momentum as he infused the flow of Star Shifter form into the stance.
“You really should dodge this.” Ye Wei said coldly.
Before Lu Zheng could even come up with a way to defend himself, the burning palm landed right on his stomach, too quick for him to even react. The force sent his body flying like a spinning top towards Tri-Solar School’s camp.
Two of the Tri-Solar youngsters jumped up to protect Lu Zheng from crashing onto a wall, but when they caught him, they too were caught in the spin. The three of them flew back ten meters and fell heavily.
Silence fell in the crowd, if something small as a needle was dropped on the floor, it would still be heard. Widened eyes were set on the three motionless youngsters on the floor, startled, some of the audience even forgot to breathe.
“How… How was that possible? The two who caught him were seven-star Warriors!”
“Outclassed! Outclassed by a monster!”
“This boy has unfathomable strength!”
The crowd lit up after a moment of quietness, forced to swallow their doubting words and looked forward to see a God’s Seven in action, fighting Ye Wei, who hardly spend any energy to defeat a peak ten-star Warrior.
The audience on the cloud too were excited to see a possible title fight.