After about 10 minutes, on the arena no.1.
The Crystallization Period deputy didn’t say much. He just gestured to Jin Tianci and the brawny young man to stand on 2 sides, then he gave them a few casual instructions before flying out of the enchantment.
The brawny young man stared at the young man in a golden robe in front. Seeing that he was still smiling and recalling the scene he picked him, anger surged from his heart.
His 10 fingers kept changing gestures, and he spat out a silver light from his mouth. The silver light swirled around him before its light faded; there were actually 13 bone nails. Under the reflection of the sunlight, they reflected a dazzling silver glow.
“Hmph, I will let you taste the greatness of my Soul Reaping Nails!”
Obviously, he was thinking to defeat the young man in a golden robe with a powerful move so that he could feel proud and vent his anger in front of thousands of people.
When Liu Ming saw this scene, he squinted his eyes and carefully looked at the set of bone nail weapons.
Judging from the amazing aura they exuded, although they had not yet reached the level of the prototype of magic weapon, their enchantment was definitely no less than 30 layers.
These silver nails were not only a set of spiritual weapons, but also a set of 13 pieces. Obviously, they were not random numbers. It was mostly for casting a special enchantment.
Liu Ming turned his gaze, and he found that the young man in a golden robe opposite him was extremely relaxed. It was as if he didn’t pay attention to everything in front of him.
The brawny young man naturally found a trace of disdain in the eyes of the young man in a golden robe on the opposite side. In furious, his gestures changed. The 13 silver nails spun and blasted at the young man in a golden robe.
“If you can really use their enchantment, it would be worth fighting, but now, tsk tsk…” Jin Tianci snorted when he saw this.
Before he finished his words, he lifted up one hand slowly, and an intangible wave was launched from his sleeve. It rolled away the oncoming silver light.
The 13 silver nails changed their directions in the air and all disappeared into his sleeves in a flash.
The brawny young man was startled when he saw this, then he was shocked to discover that he had lost contact with the 13 silver nails in an instant. His face became pale as paper.
As a result, before the brawny young man could make any response, Jin Tianci raised his hand again, and a giant golden hand phantasm condensed out of the void and whizzed toward the brawny young man.
The brawny young man reacted hurriedly by turning his hand. As a green light flashed in his fingers, a green bronze bell appeared. He turned his hand again and cast a green shield on him. Simultaneously, the body protective aura flashed around him. He was obviously trying to resist this blow.
But the next moment, the giant golden hand just patted lightly.
The brawny young man only felt his body shook, and he was pushed outside the light curtain as if the body protective aura and the light shield weren’t effective. He landed steadily outside the arena; he was unharmed at all.
This scene naturally made all the disciples who were expecting a fierce battle stunned for a while.
“Jin Tianci wins!” The Crystallization Period deputy appeared in the arena and announced. He also looked a little surprised.
On the jade platform, the Real Pellet powerhouses were also looking at Jin Tianci in surprise.
Although the brawny young man was not the most favored one of the top 10, his strength wouldn’t naturally be weak for being able to advance into the top 10. However, he was easily defeated by Jin Tianci with a casual move. This was really incredible.
Liu Ming was also secretly surprised!
Although he had already felt that Jin Tianci was not simple, he did not expect him to be so powerful.
What surprised Liu Ming was that he did not see what mystic arts Jin Tianci had just used to directly take away those spiritual weapons. If this method was effective for all spiritual weapons, then he needed to be extremely careful when facing this person.
At this time, the brawny young man finally reacted in shock. He quickly put away the green bronze bell and said with a wry smile at Jin Tianci,
“I’m really impressed by Brother Jin’s powerful move. I deserve this loss.”
After Jin Tianci smiled, he waved one hand, and the 13 silver nails flew out of his sleeve robe and went back to the brawny young man.
After the brawny young man put away the silver nails, he cupped his fist and left Yunyi Peak dejectedly.
In this way, the top 10 was finally decided. Jin Tianci of course replaced the brawny young man and stayed, and he lined up with Liu Ming and other 8 people at the white jade platform again.
“Very well, let me announce the specific rules of the top 10 ranking battles in this major competition. The top 10 ranking battles will adopt the rotation battle system. Everyone will fight 1v1 against the other 9 people. The final ranking will be determined according to the number of wins. If the number of wins is the same, according to the match between the 2, whoever wins earlier will get the top 1. The draw lots will be conducted today, then it will officially start tomorrow morning.” Although the short and fat man also thought about Jin Tianci in his heart, he went on and announced loudly.
Because of the rotation battle system, everyone will be battling everyone else once. It was just sooner or later. Therefore, it didn’t matter who fought first. The 10 people just went to the giant monument and shook the sect token, then match sequence was out.
After the draw lots was completed, Liu Ming bade farewell to Yan Ming and Xue Yun left and returned to his cave house to rest.
On the morning of the second day, the most exciting part of Taiqing Sect’s major competition once every 10 years finally kicked off.
On Yunyi Peak, the original 10 arenas had been changed to 5 arenas that lined up in front of the white jade platform, making the slightly crowded field seem spacious. However, the people were more than double during the preliminary round and the quarter-final. Not only there were outer disciples, there were also a lot of ordinary disciples here.
After the short and fat man made another statement, the first 5 rounds of the ranking matches began at the same time.
At this moment, Liu Ming was on the easternmost arena.
He was facing the young man with dashing eyebrows of the Xuanmiao. He generally controlled two mantises to fight. Yan Ming had heard Yan Ming speaking about this man before.
Although the 2 spiritual beast mantis controlled by this man were only at the level of the Condensation Period intermediate stage, they were not as simple as the general spiritual beast. They were a pair of mutated spirit insects. Not only their speed was amazingly fast, their blade-like forelimbs were abnormally sharp. They were even sharper than the ordinary upper grade spiritual weapon.
With the tacit cooperation of the 2 spirit insects, their strength was no longer comparable to that of the ordinary Condensation Period later stage. This man had been using them for a long time, so their minds were synced to each other which made it hard to deal with.
As expected, as soon as the fight started, this person slapped his waist and 2 green smokes rolled out and transformed into 2 mutated mantises dozens of meters high and covered with green spirit patterns.
As soon as these 2 spirit insects appeared, they turned into 2 faint green shadows and charged at Liu Ming ferociously.
Liu Ming made a gesture with one hand, and black mist gushed out from his body surface. Afterward, his figure blurred. A series of afterimages went toward the green shadows.
Amidst a burst of hissing sound of the giant mantises, their forelimbs moved and flashed with a sharp light, turning into crisscross blade shadows that pushed against Liu Ming.
Liu Ming twisted his waist and stretched his body at once. He went through the blade net like a piece of paper. After a “swoosh“, he appeared strangely above the young man with dashing eyebrows. He waved one hand, and 2 beads flew out. They combined into one and slammed down with a small hill phantasm.
The young man with dashing eyebrows had rich experience in fighting, but he never expected that someone would appear in front of him at such a strange speed under the siege of his 2 mutated spiritual pets. At the time, he was trying to cast some kind of powerful mystic arts, so he couldn’t change his gesture to dodge now. He could only tilt up his head and spouted a small green shield, then he bit his tongue and spat a blood essence at the shield.
The small shield instantly became 10 meters huge, and the green spirit patterns on the surface flashed continuously. It covered his head tightly.
As Liu Ming saw this, a cold light flashed in his eyes. He moved his arm, then his palm wrapped in black gas pressed down at the hill phantasm.
“Boom“, the mini hill phantasm was pressed down; the green shield shook for a while, then countless cracks appeared on it.
The young man with dashing eyebrows groaned. After the body protective aura surged up, he finally stabilized the green shield again.
But at this moment, another loud noise came out!
Another huge force surged from the small hill phantasm, not only crushing the green shield on the spot, but even the young man with dashing eyebrows spouted blood and fainted on the spot under the heavy pressure.
This was naturally thanks to the strange body movements he learned from the illusion. In addition, the man only gave instructions to the mantises to attack, trying to prolong the fight. He didn’t expect Liu Ming to make such a swift move. This caused him to reveal his flaw for a moment which resulted in his defeat.
As a result, when the fierce battles on the other 4 arenas had just begun, Liu Ming had already ended the fight. This inevitably attracted a lot of surprise gaze from the Real Pellet State powerhouses on the white jade platform.
“It’s a pity…” The young woman in red clothes sighed softly.
In her opinion, as far as Liu Ming’s current performance was concerned, it should be no problem to get top 3 in the major competition. His actual combat experience and strength were no longer inferior to those inner disciples, but the aptitude of the Three Spiritual Pulse could only let him stop at this stage.
After seeing this scene, the other Real Pellet State powerhouses also had different expressions, but no one intended to take Liu Ming in. They probably had the same ideal as the young woman in red clothes.
I will try to add images of weapons that originated from Demon’s Diary mobile game in the future chapters. Would they still have the same thought if Liu Ming got top 1?
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