Chapter 16 – Mutual Defeat and Destruction
He wiped away the blood from his mouth. He said to Venerable Li in his sea of consciousness, “You said I could defeat him if my divine sense was raised to late stage Foundation Building, right?”
Venerable Li paused for a moment. “Right, because of the strength of his arteries, at least mid-stage.”.
Ye Chenyuan took a deep breath. “Then, may Venerable Li please help me consume the rest of the half pearl of ten thousand year spirit essence in my body!”
His words surprised Venerable Li. “You consumed a half pearl of spirit essence yesterday, and your sea of consciousness is already at its limits. Aren’t you afraid of your sea of consciousness being unable to support the medicinal power and shattering if you consume another half pearl today?”
Not waiting for him to finish speaking, Ye Chenyuan entered battle with Jiang Yue again. He fought with his life, refusing to give up, while Jiang Yue’s eyes grew even more ruthless.
Between their exchanges, Ye Chenyuan solemnly replied,
“I can endure it! Help me refine it right now!”
Venerable Li was still hesitating, but when he saw Ye Chenyuan fight like he didn’t want to live anymore, his injuries multiplying, he grew anxious, unable to take it anymore.
Up on the high platform, Yuan Chu stood up. Why did Ye Chenyuan still not admit his defeat?!
The opponent had a cultivation higher than his, pills stronger than his, and a foundation more solid than his. Ye Chenyuan’s divine sense was a bit higher than Jiang Yue’s, but Jiang Yue had ancient arteries. He was resistant toward divine sense. Ye Chenyuan’s divine sense only surpassed Jiang Yue’s by a bit; his divine sense was ineffective against him! Why did he not admit defeat under these circumstances?
Jiang Yue also thought it was very strange. He waved his fan and used all his strength to knock down Ye Chenyuan once more. Gasping slightly, he resolutely swallowed a medicinal pill.
He was clearly stronger than Ye Chenyuan. Ye Chenyuan was also riddled with wounds, like an arrow at the end of its flight. He didn’t know why… but he felt himself growing tired as he fought. And he keenly sensed Ye Chenyuan’s danger level rise. How could this be?
“Stop persisting! You aren’t my rival. If you keep resisting, I’ll kill you!”
Jiang Yue threatened, pressing down on his incessantly aching forehead.
Ye Chenyuan crawled to his feet once again. His body was now covered in wounds, yet his hand still held his dagger tightly, his grip not loosening at all.
“I will not give up… I will defeat you!”
His words made Jiang Yue’s pupils contract. He snorted coldly. “Since that’s how it is, go die!”
With this, he hardened his heart and pulled out a fifth rank spiritual pill, an exploding spirit pill! After taking the pill, he could recover spiritual energy that surpassed his realm. Originally, he wanted to use it during the last round, but he had no choice.
Once the pill entered his body, it turned into a river of boundless spiritual energy circulating in his body. This spiritual energy converged in his fingertips. He wanted to give Ye Chenyuan one last attack and make him unable to climb up again!
However, there was something different in Ye Chenyuan as well. As he slowly stood up, layers of spirit waves swept off his body. The power of these waves steadily rose!
The sect master sensed a familiar smell. He frowned and looked towards Yuan Chu, his eyes incredulous.
Jiang Yue keenly felt the change in Ye Chenyuan. His heart grew anxious, and his hands moved faster!
A light yellow halo appeared in Jiang Yue’s hands. That halo grew brighter and brighter. It was as dazzling as an aurora, familiar fluctuations transmitting out from it… It was unexpectedly the sure-kill attack of the first layer of Jiang clan’s heavenly rank skill, Omni-Directional Wave?!
Only, because Jiang Yue’s level wasn’t high enough, even with the help of the exploding spirit pill, he could only use one percent of the attack’s power. However, against Ye Chenyuan, who could not even stand up straight, it was enough!
Yuan Chu couldn’t help taking a few steps forward. What was Ye Chenyuan doing? Even late stage Foundation Builders couldn’t resist this attack of his opponent. Why did he still not surrender?
This was just a competition for outer sect disciples to fight for the positions of personal disciples of the various peak masters. Even if he lost, he only needed to become an inner disciple through the inner sect examinations. He’d have more opportunities later.
Because of the nature of the competition, few people would fight with all they had during the competition. Nor would they use up too many spirit weapons. Thus, Ye Chenyuan’s platform attracted even more attention…
The yellow spiritual light grew richer and richer, making people unable to open their eyes. His eyes closed, Ye Chenyuan’s spiritual waves undulated faster and faster. This kind of power and grandeur, was this really a competition between Qi Refiners?
Many gazes gathered here. And within the flourishing light, Jiang Yue stared at Ye Chenyuan. His face was pale yet satisfied.
“This time, I’ve won!”
He shouted, the attack bursting out of the energy stored up in his fingertips. Magnificent light swept out in all directions, engulfing the sky. Wherever it touched, a layer of black rock surfaced on the ground. Finally, it launched at Ye Chenyuan with great momentum!
The attack was about to land on Ye Chenyuan. He had nowhere to hide, and no way to defend! If he still didn’t surrender, only death would await him!
In that moment, Yuan Chu’s heart jumped to her throat!
And Ye Chenyuan, who had been storing up energy, finally moved. He gave a long whistle. Substantial spiritual waves burst out of his body! Those spiritual waves were just like real waves, colliding against his opponent’s attack. It even penetrated the protective shield of the platform, affecting all of the platforms!
The people on the other platforms were forced to stop fighting. They held their heads in their hands, crying out in pain!
At the same time, the Omni-Directional Wave’s spiritual energy also crashed into the protective shield. Immediately, the protective shield trembled. Ye Chenyuan’s platform was covered by flying dust and broken rocks. No one could see the situation inside…
They couldn’t have… both died!
When the spiritual energy dispersed, the crushed rock and dust settled. The platform was already split in two halves across the middle. Jiang Yue’s side seemed smooth, but he was collapsed in the embrace of a white-clothed old man, his life or death unknown.
Every inch of Ye Chenyuan’s side of the platform was broken. He was lying on the ground. It seemed as if his entire being had been fished out of a pool of blood.
How would this fight be judged? A tie, or mutual elimination?
Just as the judge didn’t know how to decide, the old man holding Jiang Yue angrily said, “Abominable! This brat had the impertinence to seriously injure our young master’s sea of consciousness? Hand over your life!”
He waved his sleeve, and a fierce wave of spiritual energy flew toward Ye Chenyuan. If this attack hit, the seriously injured Ye Chenyuan would undoubtedly die!
However, the attack was dispelled half-way there. A fairy-like girl slowly landed on the ground. Her face full of spite, she glared at the old man!
“There are always mishaps in a competition. Rashly getting involved as the elder generation, what does this mean?”
That old man was the Jiang family’s elder, Jiang Li. He stood up carrying Jiang Yue, his tone unapologetic. “It’s clearly just an entrance competition, yet this person tried to kill our young master. Am I not allowed to retaliate?”
Yuan Chu didn’t budge an inch. “This is a fair competition. Since they are on the platform, they have to accept the consequences. If they’re afraid of dying, why do they still want to enter the sect and cultivate? Isn’t it enough to hide in your own family and train?!”
TL: “All-Directional Wave”… I’m so sorry for everything I’ve done… for whatever this name is… Anyway, hope you enjoyed the chapter! Have a nice day~
Edit: Thanks, Rebel Against the Harem, for the suggestion! All-Directional Wave has been changed to Omni-Directional Wave.