As Liu Ming’s body trembled, the black gas around his body became dense. As the black gas rolled, two black mist dragons and a black mist tiger condensed out, merging with his figure.
“Puff puff puff!”
As soon as the gray sword silks pierced into the black gas, they were immediately entangled by the dragon tiger phantasm, then they were swallowed in one bite and disappeared.
Seeing this, Luo Geng’s expression looked a little ugly. He shouted angrily, and his hands launched a series of symbols.
The gray sword light grew several times larger, and it flashed and turned into a giant wolf phantasm. Its eyes looked ferocious. It pounced at Liu Ming all of a sudden.
“Sword qi transformation?”
In the black mist below, Liu Ming’s heart shuddered. This could be regarded as a very profound sword art. He only saw Sha Tongtian used it twice when he fought against Sha Tongtian. He never thought this person could use it too.
“No, it’s not!”
Liu Ming’s eyes narrowed slightly, then he found a clue.
This was not a sword qi transformation. Although it looked similar, the gray wolf did not have the sharp sword qi that was unique to the sword art.
The same was true for the previous gray sword light. They just resembled the sword qi, otherwise how could he easily blow it away.
It seemed that Luo Geng was not a Sword Cultivator, it should be that this sword had some magical powers similar to the Sword Cultivator.
The gray wolf phantasm was fast like lightning. With just a flicker, it reached above Liu Ming’s head, opened its mouth and bit ferociously at his head.
A cold sneer flashed in Luo Geng’s eyes as if he had foreseen the scene of Liu Ming kneeling down and begging for mercy.
Liu Ming lifted his arm up and opened five fingers. The black gas condensed above the palm, transforming into a ten meter large black giant hand. The five fingers closed and clutched the neck of the giant wolf.
The five fingers were in a hook shape. No matter how hard the giant wolf struggled, it couldn’t escape.
Luo Geng was shocked when he saw this. He hurriedly made gestures, trying to free the giant wolf phantasm out of the clutch.
But Liu Ming had already launched a symbol while his other hand clutched fiercely in the air.
After the giant wolf phantasm let out a stern wailing, his body was instantly crushed by the black gas palm, revealing the gray great sword. It was rolling and struggling in the black gas.
Luo Geng was shocked. He quickly formed gestures, trying to free his spiritual sword. However, after the black gas palm tightened, it actually couldn’t move at all.
Liu Ming snorted coldly. He launched a few weird symbols with both hands, rubbed his hands and pointed to the sky.
Countless black runes were launched from his fingertips and wrapped around the gray great sword. The runes intertwined to form a mysterious array.
At the next moment, the black rune array merged with the sword body in a flash.
“Pata“, the gray great sword’s light faded away in an instant and fell on the ring without any reaction.
“Seal?” Seeing this, the Crystallization Period deputy in the midair muttered somewhat unexpectedly.
This was exactly what Liu Ming had previously learned when he was forging. Generally, it could only be used when one’s spiritual power and mental power were greater than the opponent, and when one had an upper hand in the battle.
The onlookers under the ring were all surprised in an uproar at this moment.
Luo Geng’s heart was cold, and he looked at Liu Ming with an unbelievable face.
At this moment, Liu Ming smiled slightly. His figure disappeared in place abruptly.
Luo Geng was shocked when he saw this, but a black figure had already appeared by his side before he could react. It was then followed by a fist full of black gas.
Before the fist landed, an invisible force had already hit his face.
Luo Geng’s face turned pale. As a gray light flashed in his hand, a silver buckler with dense and mysterious spiritual patterns appeared. As he channeled spiritual power into it, it enlarged instantly.
With a loud “bang“, Luo Geng’s hand that was holding the buckler trembled in squeaks, and he staggered a few steps before standing firm.
Watching Liu Ming’s figure emerging from the black gas, Luo Geng’s face was full of shock. He looked down at the buckler in his hand and his face turned even pale again.
A shallow fist mark was left on the silver buckler.
When he saw Liu Ming’s figure turning blurred again, he panicked and spouted a mouthful of blood essence on the buckler.
The silver buckler was full of silver light as he channeled spiritual power on it. There was also a dazzling silver body protective aura on Luo Geng at this moment. The two combined and formed a transparent ball-shaped barrier.
Luo Geng hid in the barrier, protecting his whole body tightly, only then his face looked slightly better.
At this moment, Liu Ming had already appeared in front of the transparent barrier in a flash of black light. With a tremble of the black gas, it wrapped the fist and faintly formed a black tiger head.
After a tiger roar, a black fist shadow flashed out.
With a “boom“, a deep fist mark appeared on the transparent ball-shaped barrier.
“No, it’s impossible…” Luo Geng let out a groan in disbelief.
At this time, the second punch flicked and hit the same place again.
As the transparent barrier trembled wildly, a spider web-like crack pattern appeared on it.
In Luo Geng’s desperate eyes, the third punch came, shattering the barrier into pieces.
At the same time, his face turned pale for a while, and he spat out a mouthful of blood.
As his body protective aura was broken, he suffered huge damage from the recoil of spiritual power. His aura became extremely weak.
Faint fluctuations occurred!
A big black hand appeared ghostly on top of Luo Geng’s head and slapped at lightning speed.
Luo Geng moved his body, trying to dodge the attack. However, he was seriously injured before that and his spiritual power was weak, so he couldn’t avoid the hit.
The big black hand hit Luo Geng’s shoulder, knocking him back like a sandbag flying out. He slammed heavily onto the light curtain of the arena, then he slowly slid down. He had already passed out in a coma.
“This battle. Liu Ming wins!” The man with a long beard glanced at Liu Ming with a surprised look. He immediately appeared in the ring and announced the result.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Luo is actually defeated…” The Piaohong Courtyard disciples in the audience looked at each other as if they couldn’t accept the result for a while.
Liu Ming put away the black gas, saluted to the elder deputy, left the martial arts practice field, and flew toward his cave house.
As soon as he reached the door of the cave house, a delicate-looking young man was waiting there. After a closer look, it was Yu Xin whom Liu Ming met when he was assigned with this cave house.
“Congratulations to Brother Liu, you get back the cave house again!” Yu Xin looked up and saw Liu Ming, and he immediately greeted him with a smile.
“Brother Yu’s news is very well-informed.” Liu Ming said calmly when he saw this.
“Once I got the news that Brother Liu won the duel, I immediately rushed here to assist you in reassigning the cave house.” Yu Xin said with a smile.
“Then I’ll have to trouble Brother Yu.” As Liu Ming said, he took out his token from his waist to let Yu Xin re-engrave a few spirit patterns. He shook it at the cave house door again, and it opened slowly.
“You don’t have to be polite, Brother Liu, since this matter is done, I will leave first.” Yu Xin bowed to Liu Ming respectfully and left.
In less than half a day, the news that Luo Geng, who was ranked 5th in the minor competition, was easily defeated by outer disciple Liu Ming quickly spread from Piaohong Courtyard and caused a sensation.
Before long, another important news spread quickly in the outer disciple.
Yin Yang Strong Demon, ranked 13th on the life and death list, was also killed by this outer disciple named Liu Ming. It was rumored that someone had gone to the Life and Death Pavilion to confirm the authenticity of this news. He once again attracted the attention of some interested people.
In the main hall of Emerald Cloud Peak, Hao Yue Tongzi and the man surnamed Lu were also talking about something.
“Oh, so to speak, a lot of major events had happened in the Changyang Market recently.” The man surnamed Lu, sitting on the main seat, asked faintly.
“Exactly, in addition to the unknown alchemy master, Yin Yang Strong Demon also appeared near the market and killed several disciples. Fortunately, Liu Ming successfully killed him in the end. Otherwise, our reputation in the Changyang Market may be greatly affected.” Hao Yue Tongzi on the side sighed and said.
Upon hearing this, the man surnamed Lu nodded.
“This Liu Ming was still at the Condensation Period intermediate stage a few years ago, but now he has advanced to the Condensation Period later stage. He even killed Yin Yang Strong Demon, and he also persisted to the end in the Green Sky Illusory Palace. It seems that his strength is even more powerful than Sha Tongtian from the Tianjian Peak. If we train him well, maybe…” Hao Yue Tongzi said with a flash of eyes.
“The actual combat ability of Liu Ming is indeed good, but unfortunately, he only has Three Spiritual Pulse. Besides, his cultivation grows so fast. He must have used some means to get quick success. In this way, his road of cultivation is almost cut off. The possibility of advancing into the Crystallization Period is less than one in ten thousand, so there is really not much value in training him. Soon there will be a major competition in the outer door. We can choose one or two disciples with solid strength among them. Their potential is definitely not what Liu Ming can compare to. “The man surnamed Lu shook his head and said somewhat disapprovingly.
Hearing the man surnamed Lu say this, Hao Yue nodded and said nothing.
In a hall of Piaomiao Peak, more than a dozen inner disciples were sitting on a futon with a focus mind and listened to the explanation of a mystic arts by an old woman with a white hair sitting cross-legged in front.
After the old woman talked for a while, she stopped and let these disciples understand on their own.
Jia Lan sat on a futon in the back, holding a scroll filled with all kinds of complicated runes. She seemed to fall into a deep contemplation.
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