Chapter 238 – Stepping Stone
Translated by: Shiroyukineko
Edited by: Shiroyukineko
TLCed by: Shiroyukineko
Shiro: Sorry guys, I made a translation mistake. Bai Yun Fei is Floating Mist Sect Junior Sect Leader(少宗主), not Junior [Elder] (the summoner rank 小宗主). I thought it was impossible for Bai Yun Fei to be a Sect Leader, so I translated it as Junior [Elder]. But I think his Dad is the Sect Leader, as mentioned in chp 132 – Sect Leader Bai Yun (白云宗主). This might mean that he is the direct heir to the Floating Mist Sect Leader position, which explains why his title is Junior Sect Leader. Will change previous chapters if I have the time…
“This Yue Bing, she is not a good contestant for the tournament. She might be more of an expert in real battles.” Bai Yun Fei frowned as he sighed, “If it weren’t for the tournament, if she was facing an enemy with the same level of abilities as Feng Qi Sha, the result would have been completely different. The Yue Clan Third Young Master had taught his sister Yue Bing a lot of killing techniques, but they are not suitable to use in a tournament…”
“You are saying, Yue Bing’s real combat abilities is actually greater than this?” Xie Qian Ren’s heart jumped a little.
“Other than that extremely dangerous Runic Circle, that Yue Bing must have other types of killing moves! Firstly, she was certain that she could win against Feng Qi Sha in the end. This meant that she had not displayed her full combat strength. She still has some killing moves left. Secondly, when she lost control of herself, she had actually chosen that Runic Circle. This meant that other than that Runic Circle she must have other killing moves that could kill her opponents instantly. It’s just that she was too kindhearted, she still didn’t want to use those killing moves on Feng Qi Sha although she was about to faint. This Yue Bing had a fight-to-the-death fighting style, so the effects of the tournament rules was very huge on her. If she met an enemy who had the same abilities as Feng Qi Sha that she must kill, she might not even need to use that Runic Circle to injure her enemy fatally… However, her kind character became her greatest weakness. If she doesn’t try to fix this weakness, she would never be able to climb onto the rankings of top warriors!” Bai Yun Fei’s last sentence was spoken with a low voice.
Although he was seated far from the fighting arena and that their conversation would not be heard unless they were shouting on top of their lungs, he was kind of afraid that Yue Yang and the others could hear that he had seen through Yue Bing’s Weakness. Hence, he had lowered his voice and changed his volume into a whisper.
Xie Qian Ren couldn’t help but to admire this arrogant Floating Mist Sect Junior Sect Leader. Although Bai Yun Fei was extremely arrogant, he truly had an insightful analytical mind.
With regards to Bai Yun Fei’s analysis, Xie Qian Ren didn’t oppose a single thing.
At the same time, Xie Qian Ren also didn’t tell Bai Yun Fei about the real truth… If they could turn back time to a year ago, they would be able to see that Yue Bing’s combat power was a tenth, or maybe even lower than that, of Feng Qi Sha’s. However, in just a year, she was able to improve to the point that she could stand against one of the Three Great Killing Stars, Feng Qi Sha. With such a quick growth in combat power, who would doubt that Yue Bing would someday join the ranks of the strongest warriors?
Other than her own natural talents, she still had an abnormal brother who had even reached the Innate Realm.
Under her brother’s guidance, her growth, her future, how could they be something that Bai Yun Fei could imagine?
“Yue Bing, don’t die…” Fatty Hai cried until his snot was running down his nose.
“She’s fine, she’s only fatigued. You guys should continue to fight. Winning or losing doesn’t matter, just make sure to do your best so you won’t have any regrets.” Yue Yang realized that the shattered World Exterminating Wheel inside Yue Bing’s body had magically fused together again. Other than consuming a huge amount of energy from her body, it didn’t cause any other effects. It was completely different from the rumours that he heard about how difficult it was to control World Exterminating Wheels.
When he found out that Yue Bing was fine, he felt a huge burden was lifted off his heart.
As he encouraged Ye Kong, Fatty Hai and the others, he quickly brought Yue Bing back to his private box, channeling his Innate Qi to her along the way, trying to replenish the exhausted energy in her body.
Yue Yu and Yi Nan didn’t care about the tournament anymore. They quickly followed Yue Yang. The students they passed on the way had even stood up and clapped for Yue Bing. Although Yue Bing lost the match, she had fought against Feng Qi Sha. She had even beaten Feng Qi Sha up so miserably. She had completely won everyone’s respect.
How many people on earth had the ability to fight against the Three Great Killing Stars?
Furthermore, she was still a teenager, a little girl!
“Let’s have a three-on-three match!” Seeing Yue Yang carrying the unconscious Yue Bing back to the private box, Ye Kong felt a burst of fury that couldn’t be contained. With fury in his heart, he challenged Yue Tian, Yue Yan and Lie Ban to a three-on-three match.
“Just what I wanted.” Yue Tian, Yue Yan and Lie Ban looked to each other and asked permission from Yan Po Jun and Feng Qi Sha before he agreed to Ye Kong’s challenge.
Actually, they didn’t have to agree to Ye Kong’s challenge. They would only need to defeat Ye Kong, who was going next, in order to win the match.
However, the arrogant Yue Tian didn’t want Yan Po Jun and Feng Qi Sha to hog the limelight on their own. Of course, the most important thing was that as a member of the Yue Clan, he would definitely not endure Yue Yang and Yue Bing becoming more famous than himself. Even Yue Bing had almost defeated Feng Qi Sha. He, as the son of the First Mistress, would definitely not lose out.
Yue Yang was an abnormal in cultivation and growth. No matter how much effort he put in to chase after him, he would definitely not be able to surpass him.
However, Yue Tian and Yue Yan would definitely not let a little girl like Yue Bing to take over them, becoming stronger than them. During the New Years, a lot of their beasts had been killed by Yue Yang, hence their abilities had decreased greatly. They might not be able to win against the Three Great Killing Stars or Bai Yun Fei, Prince of Zi Jin and the others, but they still had confidence to defeat Ye Kong and Li Brothers who did not have any reputation to their name.
The six people get on the fighting arena at the same time.
The three people on the left was the three unknown nobodies, Ye Kong, Li Qie and Li Ge.
The three people on the right was the reputable and respected Yue Clan Member, the son of the First Mistress Yue Tian, the talented fire controller from Yue Clan Yue Yan, and the most talented member of the Lie Clan, Lie Ban.
Yue Tian and the others could enter into the top ten strongest in Shang Jing Academy, even with the Three Great Killing Stars included. Their powers were well-known to everyone. Everyone felt that Yue Tian and the others were talents that were just right below the Three Great Killing Stars.
A white-clothed referee and six bodyguards stepped up to become the judge.
Before they announce the start of the match, they repeated the regulations of the match to the contestants again. They warned them not to beat each other too hard, and especially warned them not to kill each other.
Right now, even a blind person could see that Ye Kong and the others were filled with rage. The two sides were a little out of control, if they did not suppress their anger and fight, this battle could easily turn into a revengeful one.
The old fox and Shang Jing Academy Teachers who came late had also arrived. Although their expression were calm, they were secretly on alert as they stored their energy, prepared to save their students if anything should happen.
Although the Ivy Academy and Shang Jing Academy were rivals in the tournament, they were definitely not either-you-die-or-i-die enemies.
Furthermore, both academies were from the Da Xia Kingdom, hence they were like brothers-in-arms, limbs from the same body. No matter who injured whom, it would still be Da Xia’s lost.
Yue Tian, Yue Yan and Lie Ban also didn’t dare to let down their guards. They had seen Fatty Hai and Yue Bing’s example previously after all. Yue Yang was an Innate, even by teaching his friends a little, he would be able to turn Fatty Hai and the others into Yue Tian’s, Yue Yan’s and Lie Ban’s headache. Yue Tian and Yue Yan, especially, after getting most of their beasts killed during the New Year’s Clan Tournament, they had become extremely alert.
Yue Tian and the others summoned Golden Tiger, Flaming Lion, Wind Leopard, Battle Eagle, and other beasts one by one.
The audience clapped excitedly, cheering for them.
In their hearts, the majestic-looking Flaming Lion, Golden Tiger, Wind Leopard and Battle Eagle were symbols of power.
Other than these, Yue Tian and Yue Yan had also summoned a puppet-type beast. Yue Tian had summoned a Silver-ranked Level 4 Silver Tiger while Yue Yan summoned two Silver-ranked Level 3 Battle-axe Centaur…
“Isn’t the Yue Clan one of the Four Great Clans? Why isn’t there anyone else other than Yue Clan Third Young Master and the little lady?” Bai Yun Fei ridiculed them in contempt, “What pitiable worms, they didn’t even have a single Gold-ranked beast. How could they enter into the top ten strongest amongst the younger generation with that kind of strength? They are practically frogs inside their wells!” His words made Xie Qian Ren roll his eyes. He thought that if it weren’t for the fact that Bai Yun Fei was the Southern Floating Mist Sect Junior Sect Leader, having a Bronze-ranked beast would already be a miracle for him. Forget about Silver-ranked or Gold-ranked beasts, you have a Gold King Beast, but you didn’t acquire it with your own strength. Why are you so damn arrogant?!
Of course, Xie Qian Ren didn’t oppose him out loud.
He didn’t want to tell this arrogant Junior Sect Leader that not only the Four Great Clans, even the normal clans wouldn’t normally give their strongest beasts to the younger generation. The younger generation would have to catch it and cultivate it themselves.
Although the beasts’ growth would be slower this way, their foundation would be secure. At the same time, the younger generation could also learn how to achieve things from their own hard work, so it would be be beneficial for their own growth.
A person like Bai Yun Fei who had immediately gotten a Gold-ranked level 5 Gold King Beast as a present for contracting his grimoire, he was completely raised with a silver spoon. His training method greatly differs from the traditional Four Great Clan’s training method. Although Xie Qian Ren hated Yue Yang, he respected the abnormal Third Young Master’s process of growth. He didn’t receive any help from his Clan at all, but he could reach the Innate Realm with his own power. He was even more successful than Yue Tian and Yue Yan who had received support from their Clan.
What did this mean?
Success was greatly related to each individual’s own efforts. It was not as simple as contracting the strongest beasts.
Of course having a strong contracted beast was a good thing, but it did not mean everything!
Bai Yun Fei had a Gold King Beast because of his identity. Not everyone was born with a silver spoon on their mouth, and not everyone could become a Floating Mist Sect Junior Sect Leader. Bai Yun Fei might deserve people’s admiration for having a Gold King Beast, but it doesn’t give him the right to ridicule others. At the very least, he might not be as hardworking as others.
Xie Qian Ren lowered his head, a faint smirk appearing upon his expression. Say what you want now. Not long later, you’ll be bullied by that abnormal Yue Yang until you cry in pain!
The audience suddenly burst into an uproar.
Bai Yun Fei and Xie Qian Ren looked over and discovered that the two unknown nobodies, Li Clan Brothers, had both summoned a Gold-ranked beast. Although they were only two Gold-ranked Ant Soldiers, the audience couldn’t help but to burst into an uproar. How could these two actually possessed Gold-ranked beasts?
Even the top ten strongest Yue tian and Yue Yan didn’t have a Gold-ranked beast. Yet, these two guys that they completely did not recognize actually had a Gold-ranked beast on their arsenal.
They, could they be experts from some secret Sect?
Ye Kong also started to summon his beast, a Bronze-ranked Level 5 King Kong Demon Ape. However, due to the appearance of the Gold-ranked beasts, his beast didn’t cause much surprise to the audience.
However, when Ye Kong summoned the Herculean Rhinoceros Beetle, even Bai Yun Fei and Prince of Zi Jin had to rub their eyes to make sure they were seeing correctly… The Herculean Rhinoceros Beetle was a defense-type beast. When it levelled up, it would become an existence that even a Giant Dragon couldn’t injure. Fortunately this Herculean Rhinoceros Beetle was not that high levelled, it was only a Normal-ranked Level 5. However, its body was as big as a hill, it had taken up almost a third of the fighting arena space.
Forget about the Flaming Lion, Golden Tiger, Wind Leopard and Battle Eagle, Bai Yun Fei felt that even if they had his Gold King Beast instead, it would be extremely difficult to fatally injure that Herculean Rhinoceros Beetle.
If this Herculean Rhinoceros Beetle could evolve into Bronze-ranked or levelled up to Level 6, Yue Tian and the others wouldn’t even need to fight.
A King Kong Demon Ape and a Herculean Rhinoceros Beetle?
This, wouldn’t this be the strongest attack and the strongest defense combo? Furthermore, the other two had Gold-ranked Ant Soldiers and was twin brothers that had strong rapport with each other. This battle…
Yan Po jun and Feng Qi Sha who were below the stage all felt sorry for Yue Tian and the others who are fighting on the stage.
Indeed, none of the people on the Yue Clan Third Young Master’s side was a normal person. Everyone was a freak!
Xue Tan Lang’s expression did not change at all, it was as if he was thoroughly made of ice. His gaze wasn’t looking down on the fighting arena, but was observing the expressions of Bai Yun Fei, Prince of Zi Jin, Dragon Ambassador Can Lan Yu and the others instead. He had been constantly observing the reaction of his future enemies… His cold gaze finally settled on the last person, and that was Yue Yang… Perhaps, in Xue Tan Lang’s heart, he would only recognize Yue Yang as his lifelong rival, a target that he would want to fight an all-out battle with.
Before he fought with him… Xue Tan Lang glanced back at Bai Yun Fei and the others. Maybe these people would be his best stepping stones!
Hey, Third Young Master Yue, don’t you agree with me?