Chapter 036 – Admit Defeat
Translated by: BerrryBunz.
Edited by: Robin
When the five water needles disappeared in mid air, cries of surprise came from the spectator stands.
What a strange martial technique!
Meng Yu and the others who witnessed this scene’s expressions changed slightly. With such a weird martial technique, nobody could ever defend against it.
Di Han was a hard piece of bone. (TN: to refer someone who is very tough)
This was exactly the reason why this competition would attract so many experts to come by and watch. Di Han was already a well-known person, but he always worked alone. No one knew how powerful he was. On the other hand, the three big shots SiMa Xiang Shan, Han Bing Ning, and Wang Zhen saw something in Tang Tian. This fight would be the best test to see how capable he was.
No matter if it were Di Han or Tang Tian, they were both like a mystery. When two figures who are so mysterious meet one another, it would naturally be appealing to others.
Di Han’s attacks were not ordinary. Many people thought: If they were to fight with him, what would happen? Very quickly, they came up with a conclusion. If they met someone with such weird martial techniques like Di Han, it would be very difficult to defeat him.
How would Tang Tian react?
Everyone was curious.
Tang Tian retreated like lightning, his fists started punching one after another at an astonishing rate. The fist shadows filled the emptiness right in front as though forming a wall.
Five sparks of fireworks flashed as the water needles hit the fist wall and were immediately repelled. The black metal gloves on Tang Tian’s hands were covered with an outstanding defensive energy. When the water needles crashed into the fist gloves, it did not even leave a mark.
It was still the Flash Fist!
The audience on the viewing platform were all surprised, but on second thought, Tang Tian’s strategy was not considered exquisite yet it was very practical.
Only Wang Zhen’s expression was slightly agitated, his eyes radiant and sharp.
The Flash Fist was one hundred percent perfect!
And this time, Tang Tian did not go into a frenzy. This showed that Tang Tian managed to cultivate the Flash Fist Technique to the realm of perfection. Wang Chen knew how difficult it was to make an improvement when one has mastered the [Flash Fist Technique] to about eighty five percent. Each improvement required twice as much effort and sweat.
When Wang Zhen cultivated the [Flash Fist Technique] up to eighty-seven percent, he stopped cultivating, not because he could not improve anymore, but because every ounce of improvement required a lot of time. Rather than spending the time on cultivating the [Flash Fist Technique], it was better off being put into cultivating a rank three martial technique so that his power would increase quickly.
Many would make the same decision, to bring the rank of martial techniques up another level, as it would make a huge difference to a person’s might. This would be more obvious when the martial technique’s rank got higher.
A hundred percent!
He could not believe Tang Tian could cultivate [Flash Fist Technique] to a realm of perfection!
With his eyes wide open, Wang Zhen set his eyes on him. He was famous for the [Flash Fist Technique] and had sentiments for it. The first time he saw Tang Tian’s Flash Fist, Wang Zhen was very shocked, even though Tang Tian was in a frenzy.
A perfect Flash Fist, what would it be like?
Tang Tian’s fist would disappear in mid air all of a sudden and reappear without any signs. And when his fist reappeared, a dull sound of the fist would burst out suddenly.
A wall of Flash Fists!
It was indeed a strong and powerful burst…
Without the usage of True Power, and to solely rely on the muscles of the arms to achieve such an astonishing rate, his foundation was very solid.
Twenty fists in one second.
In a split second, Wang Zhen could predict the rate of fists that Tang Tian could pull out. His face congealed, as he could not achieve such an astonishing rate!
When Tang Tian laid down the wall of Flash Fists, it was not only Wang Zhen’s expression that was solemn, but Tang Tian’s too. Which one of the renowned experts did not have a vicious gaze on their face? Although only with fundamental martial techniques and second rank martial techniques could one accentuate the technique of the muscles’ power, and although the higher rank martial techniques could further accentuate the usage of True Power, the body would always be the fundamental part of martial techniques, the source of True Power.
The features of the body would affect the True Power and martial techniques.
Such influence occurred all all over the body but it was not that obvious. Not that the people did not know it, but when they compared the amount of commitment required, the majority would usually choose the one that would be more beneficial, and the one that could see effects faster.
However… such solid foundations…no, such perfect foundations…
It was the first time they were witnessing it!
It was shocking to everyone. So it turned out that people who had a solid foundation could rely solely on the strength of the muscles to achieve an astonishing rate of twenty fists per second. If, on top of this foundation, Tang Tian used True power, then how many punches could he pull out with one fist?
It was as though a poisoned needle took root in their hearts as soon as they started thinking like this, and this thought would not go away.
It was the first time that there was a change in Di Han’s expression.
The opponent was using the rank two [Flash Fist Technique] to break his [Drizzle]. There was nothing amusing about his methods, but just one word: fast!
But because of this word ‘fast’, Di Han was put under extreme pressure.
Without using cheap tricks, it meant that he had absolute power, it meant that he had an impressive strength. Such strength might not be flexible, but it was obviously harder to handle and could instill fear in others.
Di Han’s fighting experience was rich, there were countless enemies which he had fought, and had died in his hands, but he hated an enemy like this.
Di Han controlled the five water needles in the air, maneuvering them to spin like eagles in the sky. As long as Tang Tian made a small mistake, they would all disappear in mid air.
At that point in time, Tang Tian’s reaction was not slow either. He created the wall of Flash Fists with twelve fists that were just like copper, and the water needles did not stand a chance to shake it. The wall of Flash Fists covered a great area. Tang Tian seemed to be foreign to being exhausted. Even after more than ten rounds, he had no signs of fatigue.
Di Han squinted his eyes. His fingers shook slightly. The five water needles returned to his side quietly.
He started to become cautious.
According to this atmosphere, it was bound to extend. Di Han pulled back. In a blink of an eye, Tang Tian sensed an opportunity to attack.
Without an ounce of hesitation, he placed his right foot firmly in front of him, bent over and rushed out.
Tang Tian’s legs were healthy and powerful. Undoubtedly, his close to perfection body features erupted with immense power. It made Tang Tian looked like a vigilant leopard, and his speed was astonishing.
Di Han’s eyes lit up. His five fingers trembled slightly. The intangible True Power slid through the air quietly.
The five water needles melted softly as they followed the traces of the True Power and extended tacitly.
In the blink of an eye, five threads of water as thin as hair, intertwined and form a perfect hunting net.
These water threads as thin as hair strands, were as sharp and tough as the cords of a piano. If the enemy knocked against it with his head, it would immediately be dissected. Di Han had used it before as an ambush to kill other experts of higher ranks. It was a pity it was not a rainy day…
Tang Tian who had just dashed out sensed an intense danger. He stepped hard on the ground with his foot to stop himself.
Tang Tian studied his surroundings.
Di Han’s heart jumped, how did he find out?
This was scary!
There was an underlying intention to his move to retreat earlier on. From this point, it could be seen that he had a deeper understanding of the usage of qi. He retreated on purpose to provide a chance for Tang Tian to attack. Di Han was sly when it came to fighting strategies. Theoretically, when one was suppressed for so long and there was an opportunity to attack, they would not hesitate at all. When one was suppressed, it would turn into anger and they would usually lower their guards to any dangers around them.
Tang Tian’s initial response was not outside of Di Han’s prediction.
But Tang Tian stopped himself without hesitating and gave up the chance to attack, which surprised Di Han.
The power of [Rain threads] was not to be underestimated, but once the opponent slowed down his speed, its power would be close to zero.
He was a troublesome opponent.
Di Han started having a headache since it was his first time he met someone like Tang Tian, who was so powerful and ferocious, yet did not seem to have any obvious flaws in any aspect. His foundation was already so strong, yet he still had the intuition of a beast. It was terrifying!
In this world, such a person actually exists.
If he wanted to lay down an ambush, Di Han could make use of the geographical location, surroundings, etc. to think of all sorts of methods, but to fight against such a beastly opponent in the open, his luck was pure shit.
Although the water threads were fine, transparent and almost impossible to notice in the space, when Tang Tian stopped himself and looked carefully, he could find their existence very quickly.
Tang Tian’s expressions changed. If he rushed up like this, he would be dead!
What a cunning rascal!
Tang Tian’s heart dropped a little. The opponent’s methods were breeding like flies, and they changed each time. It was unlike what he could imagine. It was Tang Tian’s first time meeting such an enemy.
Tang Tian’s face was filled with caution. He got close slowly and set his gaze on his opponent. As long as he got slightly closer, he would attack his opponent fiercely!
Suddenly, Di Han raised his hand: “I concede defeat.”
He conceded defeat…
Tang Tian was shocked. Up till now, the opponent always had the upper hand. Why did he cut himself as such a sorry figure and concede defeat?
The audience in the viewing platforms were stunned by this sudden twist of events.
Silence filled the atmosphere before a roar of jeers broke out.
“What the hell! Why did you concede defeat?”
“Yeah, Di Han is clearly more powerful than Tang Tian! Why would he concede defeat?”
“Dark secrets! There must be some dark secrets!”
Ming Guang was clearly in shocked by what was presenting right in front of him. He could not tolerate anymore, “Is Di Han crazy? How could he concede defeat?”
Wang Zhen face congealed: “Don’t ever become enemies with Di Han. this man is very dangerous.”
“Very dangerous?” Ming Guang disagreed: “What’s so dangerous about him? He had no desire to claim victory. What’s a person like him have got any use?”
“He’s a killer.” Wang Zhen said blandly, “For a killer to fight in a competition, is the dumbest thing to do. Di Han wanted to claim victory, but it was already impossible. Di Han could see it too. I guess he did not want to reveal all his methods. As things were not working out for him, he could simply retreat without any hesitation, and without an ounce of reluctance. Such a killer is extremely dangerous.”
“It was impossible for Di Han to claim victory?” Ming Guang was shocked: “Why can’t I see through it? Di Han has endless methods.”
“This is what’s so great about Di Han. You didn’t see it, neither did Tang Tian. Yet he could accurately predict how his situation would progress so he could make a decision so decisive without waddling in an ounce of mud and water. Since it was the beginning, it was best he admit defeat now, as he ultimately had a hold of the initiative.” Wang Zhen’s voice was full of admiration, “If it wasn’t a competition, but a fight of life and death, the ending would be hard to say.”
“I can’t see… Is Tang Tian that powerful?” Ming Guang muttered.
Di Han looked at Tang Tian in daze. His heart let out a sigh, as he never thought he would confront such a powerful opponent from the start. Seemed like he needed to think of other ways.