Just when the sturdy young man set up a battle formation with the bone demons, he trapped the opponent with the power of an unknown enchantment.
Mu Duanlong’s bull head bone ghost became several times larger in an instant. There were countless thick black patterns squirming on it. As its arms waved with exploding power, the 4 bone demons were pushed out like the autumn leaves. One of the bone demons slammed right into the sturdy young man, making him spout blood and faint immediately.
“Ghost king!” Some of the disciples blurted out immediately.
When Liu Ming heard this, his heart was moved as well.
The term “ghost king” was naturally no stranger to him. He had previously controlled the headless Savage Ghost King left by Grandmaster Liuyin in Savage Ghost Sect. Its strength was comparable to that of the Crystallization Period. At this moment, this ghost king after transformation exuded a stronger aura than that of the Savage Ghost Demon King.
Other Condensation State disciples also looked solemn; no one went up to challenge for a while.
As Yin Jiuling saw this, after someone took the sturdy young man off the stage, he raised his eyebrows and planned to announce the end of the challenge. Suddenly, a calm voice came from the crowd,
“Disciple Liu is not talented, so I hope Senior Fellow Apprentice Mu will give me some advice.”
As soon as he spoke, one person slowly walked out in the surprise eyes of everyone, and he appeared in the arena in a flash.
Yin Jiuling nodded slightly with a strange expression in his eyes.
The 2 Real Pellet State elders looked at each other with interest.
“Oh, I wonder who is it. It turns out to be Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu. I heard that Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu was able to join the inner door after breaking through the 36th floor of the Void Spirit Tower. Your strength must be extraordinary. I have long wanted to have a match with Junior Liu…” When Mu Duanlong saw Liu Ming, his face seemed calm, but his heart “thumped”.
If he has already advanced to the Crystallization Period, he would naturally not have any fear of a Three Spiritual Pulse cultivator. But under the same cultivation level of Condensation State, it would be impossible that he didn’t have the slightest fear.
“Senior fellow apprentice has been fighting fiercely before, do you need to take a break.” Liu Ming asked steadily.
“No need, let’s start now.” Mu Duanlong said blankly, then his figure merged into the ghost king body once again.
With a symbol, a purple appeared in the bull head ghost king’s eyes. A gray mist rolled out as well. As it stomped the ground, it went straight at Liu Ming like a giant boulder.
Liu Ming stayed still calmly. He made gestures with both hands, emitting rolling black gas from his body. With a move of his waist, he turned into 2 phantasms and easily dodged the ghost king’s attack.
The bull head ghost kings groaned and waved its thick arms at 1 of the phantasms.
The phantasm collapsed.
In the arena, the roaring sound and whistling sound came endlessly. The yin qi was tumbling in the air.
Suddenly, behind the ghost king, a phantasm condensed and revealed the figure of Liu Ming. With a low groan, a roar of dragons and tigers resounding across the sky. 3 black mist dragons of 80 meters long surged out from his back and swept at the back of the ghost king.
Mu Duanlong was shocked. He quickly changed his gesture. After the ghost king turned around, the gray mist on its body tumbled and condensed a huge bull head phantasm in front of him.
After the 3 mist dragons pounced forward, there was a deafening sound!
As the black and gray mist separated, the ghost king staggered back. Its white arms seemed to have been blown apart, and a huge black hole appeared in the chest. It seemed like it was falling down.
“Stop… I admit defeat.” Mu Duanlong’s exclamation suddenly came from the ghost king’s mouth, then a figure appeared above the bull head.
This ghost king followed him from the Spirit Apostle Stage all the way up, and it got a lot of good opportunities before advancing into the ghost king level. Through the special mystic art he practiced, he could merge with it for a short time.
He didn’t want to ruin this ghost king for a chance to fight in the competition outside.
Liu Ming was also slightly startled when he heard the words.
He naturally didn’t think the ghost king was only capable of this, but since the other party had already conceded, he would naturally not say much. He immediately cupped his fist in humility.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Mu actually lost…”
“This Liu Ming is practicing Tiger Dragon Hell Prison. It seems that he has fully mastered the 3rd level; his spiritual power is even higher than that of Junior Fellow Apprentice Mu.”
“But he actually lost so quickly with the ghost king. It seems that this Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu is really strong.”
The disciples watching the battle nearby were stunned for a while, and they even whispered for a while. Some disciples of the Crystallization Period even looked at Liu Ming more cautiously.
Xiao Wu seemed be a little surprised by this result, and she re-examined Liu Ming with a surprised look.
Mu Duanlong waved his hand, and the ghost king turned back into the demonic flag. He grabbed and swallowed it. He cupped his fist at Yin Jiuling and jumped out of the arena.
Yin Jiuling was also surprised with Liu Ming’s victory. After thinking slightly, he said,
“If any disciple is not convinced, you can continue to challenge Liu Ming.”
After seeing the strength of Liu Ming, naturally no one of the other Condensation State disciples would be willing to challenge him. After all, no one thought they had the ability to win against the Crystallization Period ghost king.
“Since there is no more challenger, it is decided. This time, Xiao Wu and Liu Ming will go with me.” Yin Jiuling immediately announced this calmly.
Then, he flew down from the air. After giving brief instructions to the 2 elders, he left the hall with Liu Ming and Xiao Wu.
It didn’t take long for the green bone flying boat of more than 100 meters to fly away from the Fallen Serene Peak.
“I never thought Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu will have another breakthrough in cultivation in just a few years. You have even reached the Condensation Period perfect stage.” Xiao Wu sat cross-legged on the back of the flying boat, looking at Liu Ming with a spurious smile.
“Sister Wu has overpraised. I just got lucky to break through the bottleneck in the past 2 years.” Liu Ming replied humbly.
Xiao Wu curled her mouth, obviously not believing Liu Ming’s understatement, but she didn’t ask more.
“By the way, does Sister Wu know where is master bringing us?” Liu Ming suddenly asked.
“I don’t know this either; you will know it by then.” Xiao Wu said so. After taking a look at Yin Jiuling, who was standing alone in the front of the flying boat, she closed his eyes.
Seeing that she didn’t want to talk more, Liu Ming smiled slightly and closed his eyes to rest.
Yin Jiuling took them to the Taiqing Sect’s teleportation circles several times. After flying for half a month, they came to a wild forest.
Liu Ming guessed that this should be the inaccessible desolate place in the Middle Sky Continent. A large and steep mountain range with dense forest seemed boundless.
When the flying boat reached the sky above an emerald valley, Yin Jiuling, who was standing at the forefront of the flying boat, suddenly made a gesture. The green bone flying boat suddenly turned its direction and dived down.
“Haha, friends, you finally came. You are really slow. I have been waiting here for a day.” As the 3 of them just jumped off the green bone flying boat, a few people had been waiting in the valley. An wrinkled old man walked out immediately. His long beard had reached his chest, and he had an amiable smile on his face.
“Mr. Gu Jue is really funny. We have agreed to have the competition on this day. It’s not that I’m late, but you arrived 1 day earlier.” Yin Jiuling waved his sleeve to keep away the green bone flying boat and replied with a laugh.
Liu Ming and Xiao Wu stood silently behind Yin Jiuling.
The day before, Yin Jiuling had also mentioned to them about the details of this competition. The old man in front was Gu Jue who was the master of a branch of the Haoran Academy. His position was the same as the peak master in the Taiqing Sect.
After Liu Ming glanced at the old man with a long beard, he cast his gaze at the people behind the old man.
There were 3 people standing in this valley. There were 2 men and 1 woman.
A man was in his thirties. He was with red hair and eyebrows, and he wore a yellow robe which made him look mighty. The woman was dressed in a white shirt. Her figure was small and exquisite. She lowered her face which made it hard to see her face clearly.
The clothes on them were slightly different from the young scholar Liu Ming saw in Changyang Market. They were obviously wearing the clothes of the upper courtyard disciples of the Haoran Academy.
Liu Ming also learned about Haoran Academy in the Scriptures Pavilion. He knew that, like Taiqing Sect, the Haoran Academy also had upper and lower courtyard. The lower courtyard was similar to the outer disciples of Taiqing Sect; the upper courtyard was similar to the inner disciples of Taiqing Sect.
Another man was a bald-headed monk who looked extremely young. He had a handsome face. He dressed in a moon-white monk robe with 6 incense scars on his head.
With Liu Ming’s powerful Divine Thought, he could easily see through the cultivation of the 2 Haoran Academy’s disciples. The man was at the Crystallization Period, and the young woman next to him was at the Condensation Period.
However, this young monk didn’t show any aura from his body, and he was calm. He should be at the Real Pellet State which was at the same level as Yin Jiuling and the old man.
Yin Jiuling obviously noticed the young monk, and his eyes moved.
“Come on, let me introduce you. This is Middle Sky Continent Buddhist Holy Land, the monk of the Tanguan Mountain.” The old man with a long beard said with a smile.
“I’m Yun Gang of the Tanguang Mountain. I was invited by Mr. Gu Jue to be the judge of this competition.” The young monk put his palms together and bowed to Yin Jiuling.
This is really a good opportunity for Liu Ming to gather rare material to increase the breakthrough success rate. How will the reward of the competition split if there is 1 win and 1 lose?
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I was thinking the same thing – sure Liu Ming will win, but I bet the other guy from his sect will lose, so then what? Spirit battle?