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The Broken Mask
The second round would start the next day, and many people were not as relaxed as Su Yun. Furthermore, they had incurred injuries after their fights, and if they were to continue fighting, it would truly be unfair for the talented and powerful geniuses.
Wang Zhong Shan and his group were all still fighting. Su Yun roughly glanced at them. Observing them to see whose strength was good, and had the potential to become a threat.
But as he was looking, an uproar occurred.
Su Yun was startled and turned to look at the direction of the commotion, only to see a few spirit cultivators rushing over.
When the group scattered, he noticed a bloodied person lying at the side of the stage.
The bloodied person was full of injuries. His skin was torn open, and his head had a dent. It was extremely terrifying.
“Who is that? His opponent was so ruthless.”
“HIs head is caved in.”
“Wonder if he’s dead.”
“Dead? For killing in a competition, what kind of punishment would they even have?”
“I’m not too sure myself.”
“Let’s see what the judges say.”
Everyone started discussing. Although the spirit cultivators were people who had gone through tough experiences, the current situation still caused their hairs to raise, forming goosebumps.
A few white robed and masked spirit cultivators walked over, taking out some pellets and quickly forcing it into the bloodied person’s mouth. They were also sending some Spirit Life Qi into his chest, while the other two checked on his wounds.
In the next moment.
“He is not dead, but he has suffered a head trauma and might result in loss of memory. His cultivation and talent will also decline.”
One of the spirit cultivators raised his head and informed the judge.
Hearing that, everyone sucked in cold air.
The injury was so severe.
Knowing that, the judge nodded his head and thought for a moment, looking at the person standing on the stage, he shouted.
“Winner of the stage: Bei Xuan Ming!”
“So, what about that person’s injury?”
A person immediately pointed to the bloodied person and asked.
“Through the battle, Participant Bei Xuan Ming did not intentionally do it, and the Mountain River List competition has relaxed the restrictions placed on participants so as to allow them full reign of their fighting ability, to the extent that such things may occur. All sorts of intent to cause injuries is perfectly fine. As long as no one dies, there will be no punishment.”
The judge said calmly.
“What?” Everyone were stunned.
“His cultivation and talent is broken, and he even has to suffer from memory loss, yet it is not punishable? Isn’t that too cruel?”
“Your hands and legs have no eyes, the blade and swords have no emotion, it is inevitable that accidents will occur in competitions regardless of whether or not we permit killing. As long as it is not deliberate, we will overlook such matters.”
“That means, killing is possible?”
“If you have intent, following the rules of Qin Creek, we will induce punishment, but if it was negligent homicide, we will not chase for responsibility.”
The judge said slowly.
With that, everyone turned into an uproar.
That basically meant that killing was possible!
“T-then on what basis will you judges determine if it was negligent or deliberate?” Someone swallowed his saliva and asked.
“There is no basis, it will be fully judged by us!”
Spirit cultivators carried the bloodied person out of the area. After a while, the crowd scattered.
Su Yun, who was standing by the side and watching the entire scene quietly, had a complex look in his eyes.
That was right, the bloodied person was Shen Hao, and he knew that naturally, it was linked to his opponent being Bei Xuan Ming.
“Brother Wu Yun, seems like you easily got promoted to the snake group too!”
Bei Xuan Ming jumped down from the stage, and laughed while speaking to Su Yun.
“Your methods are very fierce.”
Su Yun spoke out.
“Hehe, only so-so.”
Su Yun did not say anymore, and turned to return to his own stage.
Bei Xuan Ming swayed his fan gently, smiling happily while looking at Su Yun’s back view.
Su Yun took a fleeting glance while passing, the sights of the stages that shuttled past him, his gaze looking at the people on the stages on his left and right, many of them did not attract his attention. It might be the first round, so there would still be a good mix of good and bad cultivators. The true exciting matches would only begin at the later parts.
Suddenly, a heavy sound came out from the stage by his side.
Looking ahead, he saw an agile white figure who stood at the center of the stage for a very long time, while the opponent was already on the ground.
“Bai Yan Shan?”
Su Yun’s expression darkened.
He secretly activated Heavenly Scale Divine eye and looked at her.
Fourth stage Spirit Soul Realm.
Although there were no peak cultivators amongst the competitors currently, amongst the same age spirit cultivators, it was already a surprising level, and she was also very young, where even many elders of the powerhouses did not reach that level of cultivation.
“I never expected that Bai Yan Shan’s progress in cultivation could be so rapid. In such a short span of time, she is already at the fourth stage of the Spirit Soul Realm. As expected of a talent specifically groomed by the Immortal Sword Sect.”
He stood below the stage and looked over quietly.
The person on the ground fiercely crawled back up, looking at Bai Yan Shan who was calm and composed, he bit his lips and rushed forward.
Bai Yan shan gently moved, lightly stepping backwards, and raising her slender white hands.
The sword inside her sword sheath on her waist suddenly flew out, directly soaring and revolving a few rounds in the sky, then straight towards the person.
Su Yun squinted his eyes.
Using the Imperial Sword Technique to kill? Since when did the Immortal Sword Sect have such a technique?
“Is that the new and improved Imperial Sword Technique of the Immortal Sword Sect? It seems to be powerful.”
“I heard that Limitless Sword Lord’s Imperial Sword Technique made the Immortal Sword Sect feel extremely awkward. The Patriarch of Immortal Sword Sect ended up strenuously and meticulously studied the Imperial Sword Technique, and he was finally enlightened on a few attacking techniques for Imperial Sword Technique. However, regarding the disciples of Immortal Sword Sect, no matter how consummate their technique is, they can only control one sword, unlike Sword Lord, who can control over 100 swords.”
“So it was like that.”
The people by the side started to discuss.
Su Yun’s ears moved, he finally understood.
It seemed that everything that he had done in this world, had caused many changes in the current world. He had not heard of such techniques in the Immortal Sword Sect in his previous world.
Bai Yan Shan was powerful and her techniques were delicate, easily defeating her opponent, causing the people watching to praise her in surprise. She slowly stepped down, like a warrior returning victoriously.
Su Yun lightly glanced at Bai Yan Shan before quietly leaving.
The word on the order badge had changed to snake, and the mark on his arm had also dimmed. When the competition begins on the next day, the mark will light up again, and give him the information regarding the next match. Naturally, the next thing that the participants had to do was to prepare.
Su Yun quickly left the competition area and returned to his cave.
Just when he walked out of the area, he noticed a gentle and warm beautiful figure softly passing through the passageway, walking out to Qin Creek.
“Long Xian Li?”
Su Yun became startled upon seeing her.
With regards to the heart, he was confounded of the relationship that he had between Long Xian Li and himself. Just that on that fateful day at the Wu Shuang Jue Peak, Long Xian Li showed that she wanted to kill him on the surface, but he could tell that she was secretly being merciful. If not, he wouldn’t have been so able to leave so easily.
“The disciples of the Immortal Sword Sect are not done yet, but as a clan elder, why is she leaving Qin Creek? Where is she going?”
Su Yun was curious, bringing along his suspicions, he followed.
Because of the Heavenly Scale Divine Eyes, Long Xian Li did not know that he was following her.
Qin Creek did not restrict participants from entering or leaving, so Su Yun, with his mask on, carefully tailed Long Xian Li, and the two of them quickly left Qin Creek.
Long Xian Li held her white sword, gently stepping on her sword, she soared into the air, carefully going forward in the air.
“Is she following somebody?”
Seeing Long Xian Li’s serious look, Su Yun immediately understood.
But as an expert, it was not very high class to use her flying technique to follow someone.
He then saw as she flew over a mountain, through the mountain range, before heading into a relatively average sized volcano.
It was roughly a 100 li away from Qin Creek.
Long Xian Li carefully landed, instigating her profound spirit qi to cover her body, and prevented any leakage of Spirit Qi, then going along the rocks, she made her way forward.
Su Yun did the same behind.
He looked at Long Xian Li who was a hundred meters in front of him. Pondering for a moment, he followed her gaze and used the Heavenly Scale Divine Eye.
In that moment, Su Yun’s eye power exploded, and everything far away could immediately be seen.
At the entrance of the volcano was a man and lady.
The man and lady was facing and kneeling towards a man dressed in a blood red gown with a red mask. The man and lady was dressed more normally, while the man was dressed in luxurious clothing, tassels hanging down from his temples. His eyebrows are sharp, was handsome and exquisite, while the lady was more queer, wearing the mask that was half broken, the other side of her face was extremely pale white, her lips were black, her figure rather obese.
Su Yun frowned.
He did not recognize the female, but he was extremely clear of who the man was, because the man was Prince Fu Su!
“Why is Prince Fu Su here? And who is that lady beside him? And who is he kneeling to?”
Su Yun was completely dumbfounded.
That dense Blood Qi was extremely evil and demonic, he was an unknown entity.
Just at this time, a cold voice shouted out.
Su Yun was startled, and turned to look, only to see Long Xian Li slowly walking out from behind a boulder, towards the three people.
Upon seeing Long Xian Li, the three people were strangely not surprised, but very quickly, the woman in the mask laughed: “I was wondering who it was, so it was Immortal Sword Sect’s renowned Clan Elder Long! Clan Elder Long, aren’t you here to take care of the kids from your sect, what are you doing here?”
Long Xian Li did not reply to her. Her gaze fixated on Fu Su and the man in front of the lady, but realised that the strange man was releasing an overflowing Blood Qi, which was extremely pungent, causing people to feel nauseous.
“Who exactly are you people?” Long Xian Li frowned and asked.
“Why does it concern you, whoever we are?” The woman laughed and said, her eyes sweeping across Long Xian Li’s beautiful figure, she licked her own lips, a strange light shining in her pupils.
“Your mask!” Long Xian Li pointed to the woman’s face. And asked: “Isn’t that Limitless Sword Lord’s mask? Why do you have it? Do you know where Limitless Sword Lord is?”