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Inside a mansion in the Imperial City, there were loud and aggressive shouts, which spread through the atmosphere.
At that moment, in the middle of the room stood a robust man. He looked at the crowd of people in front of him and shouted: “You’re all a bunch of good for nothings.”
When the crowd of people heard him insulting them, ugly expressions appeared on their faces. A cold and sharp Qi emerged in the atmosphere and rushed towards the robust man.
“Blade!” shouted that robust man. He immediately raised his hand and released his blade energy. An illusionary blade appeared in the air.
The person who was closest to the robust man was blown away and a bloody mist filled the air. That blade was ruthless.
The others immediately rushed towards the robust man in an attack formation. They all looked cold and ruthless. They unsheathed their swords and thrust them at the robust man’s heart.
The robust man was standing tall and upright like a mountain. In the atmosphere, an incomparably strong blade force emerged. The most frightening thing was that above the robust man, an illusory blade was flashing. It was unceasingly absorbing blade energy from the atmosphere and was ready to attack anyone that approached.
His entire body looked like an extremely strong blade. Anyone in his way would be killed.
Immediately after, the whole crowd of people was blown backwards. They were trying to charge at the robust man, but they were all now lying on the floor even farther away from him. They were unable to get close to him. Blood was flowing endlessly onto the floor beneath them.
From the beginning to the end, the robust man was standing in the same location.
“Alright.” shouted a voice from behind the crowd. The crowd turned around and saw that someone had arrived. It was Lin Feng and he was smiling.
Lin Feng hadn’t thought that Ba Dao would train them with such brutality while he wasn’t there. His methods were vicious and cruel. The blade energy around his body was piercingly sharp. These people hated Ba Dao to the bone, but of course, this was because he had been making them suffer every day. How could they not hate him to the bone?
Ba Dao watched Lin Feng arrive. His pupils shrank while staring at Lin Feng, and he said: “You have broken through to the sixth Ling Qi layer.”
“I broke through to the sixth Ling Qi layer recently. Now I am at the same level as you.” said Lin Feng while nodding. These Yun Hai Sect disciples were astonished. Surprisingly, Ba Dao and Lin Feng’s cultivation were both at the same level, how powerful!
Back in the days at the Yun Hai Sect, they remembered that Lin Feng had broken through to the second Ling Qi layer. A year hadn’t passed, yet he had already broken through to the sixth Ling Qi layer. His cultivation speed was terrifying.
For ordinary people with ordinary talent who had broken through to the Ling Qi layer, it required at least one to several years to break through to the next one. Lin Feng’s natural talent was too monstrous.
But Ba Dao’s strength was also unfathomable and mysterious. It seemed like Ba Dao could even defeat people of the seventh Ling Qi layer. Even though Lin Feng was at a similar cultivation level, his strength couldn’t be compared with that of Ba Dao.
Ba Dao was staring at Lin Feng. Surprisingly, a sharp Qi emerged from his body and moved towards Lin Feng.
Lin Feng was a bit surprised but then smiled and said: “You want to try against me?”
“Yes.” said Ba Dao while slightly nodding. Ba Dao had practiced the skill Tyrannical Blade. He was perfectly aware that he had become stronger. Before, nobody of the sixth Ling Qi dared fight against him. At that moment, he had become even stronger and was convinced that he could defeat any cultivator of the seventh Ling Qi layer. Therefore, when he saw that Lin Feng had broken through to the sixth Ling Qi layer and the battle energy that was emerging from his body, he felt like comparing their strength.
“Alright, we can have an exchange.” replied Lin Feng while smiling. The disciples of the Yun Hai Sect were stupefied. Excitement appeared in their eyes.
Such a battle.
Who was going to be victorious? The robust and strong Ba Dao or the genius of the Yun Hai Sect, the new Patriarch, Lin Feng?
Ba Dao and Lin Feng were fixedly gazing at each other. At that moment, a powerful blade energy spread in the atmosphere.
The blade was truly a powerful weapon.
Ba Dao loved blades and he had a blade spirit. The tyrannical blade that Lin Feng had given to him was truly terrifying in his hands.
The blade energy that he was releasing emitted whistling sounds as it chopped through the air. The disciples of the Yun Hai Sect had the feeling that their bodies were being drowned in an endless ocean of blade energy and that they would be cut into pieces at any moment.
“How terrifying. When he was fighting against us, he was hiding his real power.”
The hearts of the people in the crowd were pounding. It seemed like Lin Feng would be unable to win against Ba Dao. That blade energy could easily kill a cultivator of the sixth Ling Qi layer. One blade attack would be enough.
Even though the crowd knew that Lin Feng had extremely high natural talent, they doubted the fact that he could resist Ba Dao’s attacks.
At that moment, an insanely powerful battle energy emerged from Lin Feng’s body, and in the blink of an eye, it was already at a level that could compete with Ba Dao’s blade energy.
Lin Feng was intensely staring at Ba Dao. His body was covered with battle energy. It seemed like he was going to attack at any moment.
A hurricane-like wind moved towards Lin Feng, which made his tattered clothes flutter. He was standing there like an invincible, unmoving rock.
In the middle of Ba Dao’s blade force, Lin Feng was just standing there. He wasn’t moving backwards at all. He was just as strong as Ba Dao.
At that moment, Ba Dao started to move. In a flash, his blade energy struck the floor and a deep crack appeared as if it had been cut by a blade.
“The blade is the weapon of the kings. Divine protection and divine attacks.” said Ba Dao.
After expressing his opinion about blades, an even stronger blade energy spread through the air. The entire crowd had the feeling that they were suffocating under the pressure. The whistling sounds were growing more intense and occurring much more often.
“I understand why Tyrannical Blade is a skill of the Di level. The blade energy emerging from his body is incredibly powerful.” thought Lin Feng. At that moment, Ba Dao’s entire body was like a giant blade that had just been unsheathed.
Lin Feng took a step forwards. His battle energy didn’t decrease, and on the contrary, it became even stronger. It looked like it was overcoming the heavens and the earth.
“The sword is the weapon of the emperor; it can pierce even the heavens.”
Lin Feng used a similar description to that of Ba Dao. Lin Feng’s force spread in the atmosphere like a brutal flood.
Force. Sword force!
It could destroy and annihilate everything in its path. In a flash, his sword force fused with his battle energy and spread through the air.
The crowd was astonished. Indeed, Ba Dao could use blade force, but Lin Feng could use sword force. His sword was made for destruction.
Not only was Lin Feng’s sword force extremely powerful, but his battle energy was terrifying too.
The blade energy, as well as the sword and battle energy, was filling the atmosphere, and suddenly, they collided against each other. There were small crackling noises as the energies clashed. How terrifying.
At that moment, the backs of the Yun Hai Sect disciples were covered with cold sweat. Ba Dao was monstrously strong, but Lin Feng was not any weaker. They hadn’t even started fighting yet and the people in the crowd already had their clothes soaked with sweat. They were uncontrollably shaking and retreating.
Ba Dao and Lin Feng were still staring at each other.
A long time seemed to have elapsed and a light flashed through Ba Dao’s eyes. At that moment, his blade energy slowly started to vanish. On the other hand, Lin Feng’s sword energy continued moving forwards. Ba Dao suddenly looked surprised and slowly opened his mouth: “I admit defeat.”
When he finished talking, the blade force around his body instantly disappeared.
Lin Feng’s sword and battle energy also disappeared.
After all the energy disappeared, the crowd started to relax and they all took a deep breath. Their hearts were all pounding. Lin Feng was terrifying and was even stronger than Ba Dao. No wonder he had become the Patriarch of the Yun Hai Sect.
“Ba Dao, now your blade force has become extremely monstrous. Wait until you have a breakthrough in force mastery.”
Lin Feng said this while smiling. They had not taken that battle seriously, as they were just testing each other. Ba Dao was clearly not as strong as Lin Feng.
When Ba Dao heard Lin Feng, he was stupefied. He stared at him and said: “You have already broken through to the next force mastery?”
“A while ago.” replied Lin Feng calmly. Ba Dao was dumbstruck. Lin Feng could already use energy attacks, what a terrifying young man. Fortunately, Lin Feng had never challenged him in the Prisoner Arena; otherwise, he would not have kept his undefeated record.
“Ba Dao, I came here to tell you to get prepared. We may have to travel to join the war at any moment.” said Lin Feng indifferently, and then he immediately looked at the Yun Hai Sect disciples. He then said: “You guys should always listen to Ba Dao and train hard. If you do, your chances of surviving on the battlefield will be better.”
When Lin Feng finished talking, he turned around and left at full speed.