Although No. 64 had a comeback fighting with Bloody Hand, Lance 10 days ago, the audience also saw him helplessly suppressed by Lance. Now that his opponent had changed to Jesse, someone much stronger than Lance, not many of them supported No. 64 naturally.
The hosting succubus went to the stage seductively and introduced the general situation and record of the two to the audience. Jesse was an agile dark elf; pointed ears; short silver hair; his face and body was full with scars of various sizes and sharp eyes. It could be seen that he was a veteran who had experienced many tests of life and death.
When the succubus asked about both parties to give the battle declarations, Jesse kept quiet and didn’t say anything. The succubus seemed to be accustomed to it, and she asked Chen Rui after.
Chen Rui pondered slightly and asked, “What is my odds today?”
“Your odds today is much higher than the previous one. It’s 1 for 15.”
Even higher? It seems that I can earn again this time if I pull off a coup. Chen Rui didn’t mind and threw a money bag, “Here are 50 black crystal coins, I bet myself to win!”
The audience was amazed. 50 black crystal coins! Such a huge bet!
Most of the audiences were commoners. Generally speaking, 1 black crystal coin was already a very huge bet. Now, No. 64 actually bet 50 black crystal coins! That money was enough for the low-class demon families to live for several years.
“The arena doesn’t accept anything higher than…” Before the succubus could finish speaking, she saw Arux at the VIP seat signaled by waving. She immediately took the black crystal coins, smiled and said, “So, it’s 50 black crystal coins then. Jesse, please choose a fighting style, empty-handed? Or with a weapon?”
Jesse didn’t seem to like speaking, so he waved the cold dual daggers on his hands. The succubus nodded and said, “Then this battle allows the use of weapons. Other than weapons, no poisons are allowed on the weapon, and armor or magic tools can’t be used. No. 64, please show your weapon!”
“I don’t need any weapons.” Chen Rui said faintly. He wasn’t skilled in weapons. If he used it rashly, he might be shackled instead.
A light flashed through Jesse’s eyes. He looked at the opponent and later resumed his calmness. The confidence of No. 64 had changed the impression of those audiences who didn’t think highly of him. Some of the people started to bet on No. 64 temporarily; the odds changed accordingly.
The battle started. Jesse didn’t launch a raid like Lance, but he stared at his opponent. Chen Rui suddenly felt like he was locked on by Jesse, he secretly became vigilant, and he did not attack rashly. He only circulated Star Power to every part of the body as a precaution.
Jesse’s footsteps began to move. Unlike the expected high speed, the speed was not fast. He began to circle around Chen Rui slowly.
Chen Rui carefully moved his body. He always kept himself at the center to face Jesse at all times to defend the opponent’s high-speed attack at any time. Jesse who was circling at the outer circle was supposed to exhaust more stamina while Chen Rui was just keeping the center of the circle. However, the dark elf’s footsteps seemed to have a strange rhythm. Chen Rui actually felt dizzy after looking at it for a while.
Right when Chen Rui’s eyes were blurred, Jesse’s speed suddenly accelerated. As Chen Rui just recollected his mind, he felt that a figure had appeared in front of him. Yet, he did not panic, but he struck a long-accumulated blow. That blow hit right on the dark elf’s chest, but something weird happened. His blow went through Jesse’s body without any hindrance as if he was hitting the air.
<Afterimage>! Chen Rui immediately reacted and at the same time, there was a huge sense of crisis at his back. A sharp, strong wind hit him like a lightning; there was already a stinging feeling before it hit Chen Rui.
At the critical moment, the result from the poison dragon’s high-pressure training suddenly showed up. Chen Rui moved his mind, and his body had already made the muscle reflex in advance. He miraculously leaned forward, and the sharp knife brushed past his back, leaving a shocking wound. After the sharp wind blow missed, he didn’t back up, but he kept up like he was attached to Chen Rui’s shadow.
Chen Rui felt that his eyes were full of dazzling edge, and the <Afterimage> technique was especially difficult to deal with. It was hard to tell which was real and which was fake. He was at a disadvantage at once. Not long after, there were more than 10 wounds on his body. The cloak was gradually dyed red by his blood.
Soon after, Jesse’s storm-like attacks finally slowed down. Before Chen Rui could counterattack, Jesse had already pulled away his distance at high speed; he continued to maintain his previous slow pace, obviously looking for the next opportunity to attack fiercely.
Chen Rui couldn’t bother the injuries on his body. He adjusted his slightly flustered breathing and focused on this fearful opponent. As compared to Jesse, the previous Bloody Hand, Lance wasn’t the same level at all. If it weren’t for these days that he desperately trained at the training ground along with Paglio’s high-pressure training, the previous round of surprise attack was enough for him to die 10 times.
<Afterimage> and fatal attack. It was the same as the information. Yet, the confusing effect of that step couldn’t be noticed by outsiders. Besides, Jesse’s <Afterimage> had reached a rather ingenious level. It wasn’t just a literal skill, but a fatal assassinate technique.
The strongest among the middle-stage of Intermediate Demon was definitely worthy of his reputation.
Jesse still remained silent, but his eyes were getting sharper. Rumor has it that this No. 64 was almost dying in the hands of trivial character like Lance a few days ago. I didn’t expect he has such strength. The deadly attacks just now would have already killed a normal middle-stage Intermediate Demon. However, this opponent did not suffer fatal damage while he missed the first strike. The reaction speed is especially not inferior to the talented dark elf race!
Arux who had been sipping his wine calmly for a long time suddenly paused. The audience saw No. 64, who was initially suppressed to a helpless situation suddenly moved; he was actually making an active attack!
And… that speed!
The characteristics and strength of the “Quick Wolf”, Jesse was no secret. Even the audience understood the strengths and weaknesses of the dark elf. He had a quick and fierce attack, but relatively weak endurance. In general, the best tactic was to defend and use physical energy to drag the opponent. However, many of Jesse’s previous opponents had chosen such tactic, but basically, no one succeeded. Jesse also understood his own characteristics, so he worked hard on this attack, not only the strength and skill, but also the tactics.
Everyone knew that his opponent should defend and delay, but few people could withstand Jesse’s attack. Even if they tried to fight back, they couldn’t keep up with the speed of dark elf. Those who could defeat Jesse or survive his attacks were mostly participants with extremely strong endurance and defense who could endure past the time limit, and let Arux decide the victory.
Now, No. 64 chose the most unwise move to attack actively. Yet, his speed… was quite amazing. It turned out that No. 64 was also a speed type!
No. 64 was definitely reserved when he faced Bloody Hand, Lance in the previous battle!
Facing an opponent with equally amazing speed, Jesse was shocked at first, but it was replaced with some kind of fanaticism. The trajectory of the dual daggers in the hands was even weirder. Both of their speeds were getting faster and faster, and the audience outside the field could only see two high-speed figures colliding and separating under the light of magic crystal. After a long time, the relatively weak demons felt dizzy.
At the VIP seats, Arux downed a glass of wine and gave the glass to the Keithahn. He saw the lich staring hard at the field, so he shook his head and said, “Don’t bother; you can’t keep up with their speed.”
“Sir,” Keithahn blinked his eyes effortfully. “Who is faster among those two?”
“Jesse is faster.” Although the two figures in the field were extremely fast, it was just child’s play in Arux’s eyes.
Keithahn had a sudden realization and said, “So, Jesse will win in the end?”
Arux shook his head, “If Jesse’s speed is like lightning, then No. 64 is the wind. Lightning is faster, but the wind blows endlessly. However, Jesse should have an ultimate move that he hasn’t used. For the time being, I am not sure who will win or lose.”
“No. 64 can only barely kill Bloody Hand, Lance 10 days ago,” Keithahn said with surprise, “Now, he can actually rival Jesse. Is the thing about the seal actually true? Or has he been hiding his strength?”
Arux didn’t answer anymore, but he looked at the empty wine glass in the lich’s hand calmly. Keithahn immediately shut his mouth tactfully, filled the glass and handed it to the Great Demon respectfully.
Jesse’s speed was indeed slightly faster than Chen Rui’s speed, but the dark elf felt that it was bad at the moment. Although the opponent’s speed was worse, his opponent could basically still keep up with his movements.
Generally, speed and endurance were two relatively extreme qualities. No. 64 actually maintained high speed while not being worn out. Instead, Jesse was the one who began to worn out.
The two figures moving at high-speed finally separated after a fierce collision. They paused and looked at each other cautiously. The effortful, eyes-fatigue stage finally ended for the audiences. The Demon Realm advocated power the most. Although only 1 man would likely survive eventually, such an exciting battle of strong forces naturally stirred up the audience at the arena.
No big wounds could be seen on Jesse’s body, but he obviously began to pant. The fierce high-speed battle just now clearly used up a lot of stamina.
Chen Rui was slightly panting and his cloak was full of reddish cut. Jesse was faster than him, so it took more effort for Chen Rui to keep up to his opponent. He hit Jesse several times just now too, but because of the dark elf’s speed, the force was voided before it hit entirely. The <Astral Form> special ability gave him a huge advantage in a certain sense as it quickly replenished the energy lost during the fight, and the wound recovery was pretty smooth.
Jesse understood that although the opponent was injured, it wasn’t as serious as it looked. Unless he could deal a fatal damage, he might not stand for 2 hours if this level of the fight continued.
The dark elf utilized his body’s remaining strength, and flashes of lighting spark suddenly appeared on his body. The familiar “Pzzt!” sound reminded Chen Rui of Aldas from the same race. Instinctively, Chen Rui could feel that the power of this lightning was definitely not an illusion.
This electric spark not only increased Jesse’s speed tremendously, but it also had an enchanting effect on the dagger. When Chen Rui’s ribs were accidentally slashed by the dagger, not only his body hair erected, but it also produced a temporary paralysis. If he didn’t react quick enough, he would be stabbed to death.
I haven’t seen this skill in the arena’s information. It is probably the secret art or a new killing move of the dark elf. It should also be his last ultimate move!