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Evil Sword Sovereign King (VI)
“Big Brother, what is this Liberty Battle?”
This was the first time that Bai Yan Shan was participating in the competition, so she turned to ask Bai Feng Ye.
“The liberty battle is one where the competitors are not bound by the roll call, and can issue challenges any time! This is a method that can be used against a person, and anyone has the authority to initiate it, but once it has started, the consequence is very dire.”
“Yes, because once you start the ‘Liberty Battle’, the Mountain River List participants are free to challenge the person that initiated it, and that person has to accept all challenges unconditionally. This means that competitors need not wait for that person to rest for two rounds before being challenged again. So for example, if the one challenged by the person initiating the ‘Liberty Battle’ lost, I can immediately go up and challenge that person!”
“So when will that stop?”
“Only when he gets defeated by someone, or when no one else dares to challenge him will it end.”
“No one dares to challenge? Isn’t that…”
“Number 1 on the Mountain River List!” Bai Feng Ye laughed bitterly: “This is the fastest way to achieve a ranking on the list, but the price to pay is too steep and no one dares use it. Honestly, I was fortunate to achieve the first place in the last Mountain River List ranking competition, since Valkyrie and Wan Zang Tian both lost to me marginally. However, after so many years, I too do not know how much have they improved. But, after seeing Valkyrie’s Qi and state, I am afraid that she is the one amongst us three to have improved the most, to dare to start the liberty battle, she definitely isn’t playing around.”
“Is that so?” Bai Yan Shan’s eyes revealed a look of excitement: “Yan Shan has heard of Valkyrie’s fame since a long time ago, and at that time when Lin Tian Yin came to the Immortal Sword Sect to challenge us, he told me about her. Now that Valkyrie has initiated the Liberty Battles, I think it is also time for me to exchange some pointers with her.”
“You are not her opponent, you better not go.”
“Yan shan just wants to exchange some pointers, and am not seeking to win.”
Bai Yan Shan spoke earnestly, she was a person who aspired to be strong, but did not seek victories, she was able to experience losses as well.
“You dumb girl.” Bai Feng Ye shook his head and laughed bitterly: “Don’t tell me you didn’t know? In Liberty Battles, you are not able to choose the pointers agreement, because it only recognizes one agreement, to fight to the death. That also means that in liberty battles, it is possible to kill!”
Bai Yan Shan went silent, but after a moment, her face turned to one of determination: “Big brother, even so, I still want to try. If I can’t even exchange a few moves with the strong cultivators, it’ll be better if I just died!”
Bai Feng Ye was startled, so he did not speak for a long time.
Bai Feng Ye left the Bai family when Bai Yan Shan was very young, and towards her big brother, Bai Yan Shan did not have a lot of memories regarding him, and when she first heard that the person ranked first in the previous Mountain River List was a person called Bai Feng Ye, she could not believe it at all. Only until after they met did she ultimately believe in it.
“I never thought that Valkyrie will be so tyrannical, heh, to start the Liberty Battles. Will my plans be disrupted?”
Lin Tian Yin who was seated at the side took a glance at the heroic and beautiful lady standing in the center, a strange luster flashing past his eyes.
But it didn’t matter, whoever agreed to his promise agreement were all eliminated, and he had still won, so they all owed him a matter nonetheless.
Lin Tian Yin thought, he was not one to find trouble with Valkyrie, if he was defeated by her, that would be a huge loss.
The absolute domain in the center was activated again, but at that moment, the outer barrier of the domain was not a dark yellow color anymore, instead, it changed into a grey color, and the circumference extended out further, increasing the fighting area.
The four officials stood up at the same time. Their eyes sternly staring at the absolute domain, as though they were excited by Valkyrie’s initiation.
Valkyrie Xiao Chuo gently leaped up as her feet lightly touched the arena, floating into the absolute domain like a feather.
Su Yun took a deep breath, then leaped forward and stood in place.
“Cultivator friend Wu Yun, please use all your strength, and enjoy the battle. Regardless of a win or a loss, Xiao Chuo does not want to feel regret, and I believe that cultivator Wu Yun feels the same way too.”
Su Yun nodded his head, his pale white face became serious.
Valkyrie became focused, her bright eyes stared straight at Su Yun, activating her Profound Spirit Qi, the moss green ring on her finger immediately transformed into a slender and light sword.
Su Yun held on to the Death Sword with one hand, the other hand tightly holding onto the Sword Sheath, portraying a stance indicating that he was ready.
The spectators all held their breaths, staring at the two competitors in the center. At that moment, no one spoke, no one dared to even breath.
Buzz buzz buzz
Suddenly, a rapid series of sword cries sounded out in the air.
Valkyrie stood in her position like a statue without moving an inch, but the green sword trembled slightly, and with the passing of time. The tremblings became stronger and stronger, the sword body’s surface started to congeal a thin layer of Qi, as though it has a consciousness of its own, it flowed along the sword body.
“We will now initiate the Liberty battles, challengers, participant Xiao Chuo, can now be challenged at any time. To all competition participants, I hereby announce that the competition will now begin!”
The moment the words were said, the green sword suddenly disappeared into thin air.
A crescent shaped Sword Qi was instantly released from the sword, striking straight towards Su Yun.
Su Yun retreated with a couple of steps, then used the Death Sword to counterattack.
But the moment that the Sword Qi was close to Su Yun, it immediately erupted, transforming into thousands of fine and minute Sword Qi, slashing towards him.
The densely packed Sword Qi left no space for Su Yun to dodge.
Su Yun tensed up, but since he was already unable to dodge, he immediately activated the Monarch Occult Force, immediately changing the attribute of his Profound Spirit Qi into True Divine Spirit Qi, instantly increasing the power and muscles on his body.
Chi chi chi chi chi
The sounds of his flesh being cut sounded out.
But Su Yun did not retreat at all, and resisted the attacks head on.
Someone by the side shouted out: “Valkyrie’s attacks are not just infused with Swift Wind Spirit Qi, inside the Swift Wind Spirit Qi there is also the Scarlet Star Spirit Qi! With its explosive properties, it dissipates when it approaches the opponent, leaving them no place to dodge! I doubt anyone else can do that.”
“As expected of Valkyrie, her first move is already so spectacular!”
The praises came out nonstop, while Valkyrie also released her attacks incessantly.
Naturally, she was not relying on the technique to defeat Su Yun, when the Sword Qis were cutting Su Yun, Valkyrie had already disappeared.
Suddenly feeling a cold air behind him, Su Yun immediately turned, to see that Valkyrie had unknowingly appeared at his back.
Such a fast speed!
A lightning fast green bolt struck, it was no longer a sword, but a light white dagger!
Daggers are much trickier than a sword, and with such a close distance, it basically prevented the chance of defending.
Valkyrie’s previous attack was just a feint, and her dagger attack was her true strike.
But this close distance to Su Yun, was actually beneficial.
Without slowing his movements, he dodged nimbly, the dagger passing under his armpit.
Valkyrie’s good looking eyebrows twitched, she wanted to raise the dagger up, if successful, she would be able to cut Su Yun’s hand, but in the next second, a large amount of Profound Spirit Qi shot out from Su Yun’s body. Like a long rope, it coiled around Valkyrie’s body.
In that moment, Valkyrie felt her body becoming extremely cold, as though she was plunged into an ice cellar.
This move again!
Valkyrie’s face changed, she immediately pulled back her hand, urging the dagger to dissipate, transforming into rays of light auras that pasted on her body, and in that moment, the Death Sword flew out, like a whirlwind, it followed the Qi trajectories towards Valkyrie.
Cling clank clink clank.
A series of sounds came out, followed by Valkyrie’s entire body flying out, directly crashing onto the wall of the domain and landed on the ground, gasping for breath.
Upon seeing the scene, everyone watching flew into an uproar.
“Oh my god, what is that sword technique?”
“I cannot even see his figure, how was Valkyrie pushed back?”
The exclamations of surprise sounded out.
They then saw as the Death Sword that was revolving around Su Yun suddenly flew in front of him, and landing vertically down onto the ground.
Su Yun’s eyes were gloomy, staring straight at Valkyrie, he suddenly extended his right hand, and grabbed the sword sheath.
He unsheathed the sword!
The Death Sword was unsheathed, and in that moment, the 100 swords inside the sword sheath flew out, like scattered flowers they floated in front of Su Yun.
Valkyrie’s eyes were tensed, her consciousness stretched taut. The 100 swords in the air, were releasing sword cries, the buzzing released caused the ground to shake.
Finally, the 100 swords took action, rushing forward. The scene of the 100 swords flying over, how spectacular was that?
Valkyrie extended her arm, the grey armor on her body transformed into a gigantic round shield, protecting and surrounding her body tightly.
Ding ding clank clank
The pouring of swords struck the shield, every strike releasing a loud sound and causing the shield to tremble violently. Valkyrie who was behind the shield was like a curled up kitten, tightly clenching her teeth, she fiercely urged her Profound Spirit Qi, maintaining the big shield and welcoming the torrential storm of swords.
After persevering for the time it took to drink a cup of tea, the pouring of swords finally stopped.
Valkyrie was already gasping for breath, but she managed to persevere. Wu Yun is definitely no where better, she thought. Defending against the onslaught of 100 swords had exhausted a lot of her Profound Spirit Qi, but she figured that Su Yun Who was controlling the 100 swords to attack would definitely be more exhausted.
When the barrage of attacks had stopped, most likely he did not have sufficient Qi to maintain the attack.
“This is definitely the best chance to counterattack!”
Valkyrie thought in her mind, exhaling air, she suddenly dropped the big shield and rushed directly towards Su Yun. The big shield had transformed into a gigantic dual hand wield sledgehammer.
Even with her beautiful features, her gentleness and frail look, Valkyrie was truly revealing the reason why she was hailed as Valkyrie, her imposing might was breathtaking.
She had anticipated right, Su Yun truly did not have sufficient Profound Spirit Qi to maintain his attacks.
He did not expect Valkyrie’s ever changing treasure’s defensive capability to be so strong, enough to be able to withstand the continuous barrage of 100 swords. Seeing Valkyrie’s sudden counterattack, Su Yun was slightly surprised, not expecting her intuition to be so strong.
But, he was still focused, gripping the Death Sword tightly, he swung horizontally across, and was about to activate an Evil Sword Technique.
Evil Sword Techniques’ essence was its pragmatism, moreover sword techniques had many weird movements, with no fixed sequences, and only the sword user knew of its movements by heart, facing such sudden outbursts of attacks, the Great Evil Sword Technique was the best way to guarantee victory.
The Death Sword slashed horizontally, the sword tip leaking with a bit of strange Qi.
The incoming sword would definitely decide the outcome of the battle.
Valkyrie was startled, she only felt her heart feeling cold, her eyes opened wide as she thought: what exactly is on this sword?
But, just when he was about to release the Qi, Su Yun suddenly stopped.
“F***, I almost forgot, this is Mountain River List ranking competition, and not the Evil Realm. If I use the Great Evil Sword Technique, won’t I be revealing myself?”
Su Yun’s back was perspiring in cold sweat, He immediately retracted his sword and released all his Profound Spirit Qi.
Valkyrie who was rushing towards him unimpeded, directly brought forth the large sledgehammer.