For a moment, everyone was silent. This Ye Xiwen was too strong. It was simply outrageous. They never thought that a Half-step Transcendent Realm master could defeat a Transcendent Realm master in such an overwhelming manner. It was beyond their imagination.
At that moment, the moods of everyone in the Wang Family was too complicated. It was because Ye Xiwen defeated Wang Feiyun, the Wang Family’s pride. They should hate him, but after ten days, Ye Xiwen would still be representing their Wang Family to take part in the competition to contend for slots. Whether the Wang Family could get two more slots, this time depended on Ye Xiwen’s performance.
If the Wang Family failed, it would naturally have little effect on Wang Mengyu and Wang Feiyun because those two slots definitely belonged to them. But for the others, this was an excellent opportunity. If the Wang Family failed, they would not have a chance, but if the Wang Family succeeded, even if Ye Xiwen took a slot, wasn’t there still one more left?
It was precisely because of this that their feelings toward Ye Xiwen were very complicated.
But regardless of whether they liked or disliked Ye Xiwen, the fact that Ye Xiwen defeated Wang Feiyun in one move spread quickly, and the Wang Family was shocked.
“That can’t be true. Wang Feiyun was defeated in a single move? This is simply a preposterous story? Could it be that an old Transcendent Realm Third or Fourth Level monster was the one who attacked instead?”
“No. He’s not even a young master. He’s just a Half-step Transcendent Realm kid!”
“Half-step Transcendent Realm? This is impossible. The gap between Half-step Transcendent Realm and Transcendent Realm is a world apart. It is impossible for him to contend with a Transcendent Realm, let alone defeat one in a single move!”
“But this is the case now. The Ancient Barrens mainland is so vast. In the limitless sea region, who knows how many monstrous geniuses there are. It is not surprising that someone can do it!”
“But in any case, this Ye Xiwen is to represent our Wang Family to contend for slots. The stronger he is, the better, isn’t it?”
Immediately, the Wang Family was thoroughly heated up like boiling water.
In fact, the person Ye Xiwen defeated was not an average person. Although Wang Feiyun was slightly inferior to Wang Mengyu, it was only by a small margin. Among the younger generation of the Wang Family, he ranked second, and even many of the masters from the older generation were not on par with him.
It would be different if it had been a hard fight to defeat Wang Feiyun, but to trounce him, this was far beyond the Wang Family’s imagination.
Under normal circumstances, the numerous senior officials in the Wang Family would feel that this was a slap in the face and would not leave the matter at that. However, now they were in a completely different mood because Ye Xiwen was to battle on their behalf, so naturally, the stronger, the better.
However, because of Wang Feiyun’s crushing defeat, no one else was stupid enough to trouble Ye Xiwen. Even if Wang Feiyun was not as good as Wang Mengyu, he was still far more powerful than the others.
Even Wang Yunfei was defeated in a single move, let alone them. This person was too terrifying and was not someone they could handle.
Amid the uproar, ten days passed quickly.
In Ye Xiwen’s small yard, he was deducing a set of seemingly unremarkable punches over and over again. His body was soaked with sweat, especially his forehead, densely covered in beads of sweat.
Ye Xiwen’s current body was already unaffected by typical hot and cold. Even a temperature of several hundred degrees couldn’t make him sweat a bit, let alone sweat all over his body.
“Huff, this is still no good!” Ye Xiwen opened his eyes and exhaled. Qi circulated through his whole body, and all the sweat on his body evaporated.
Ever since he came to the Ancient Barrens mainland, Ye Xiwen felt that many of the martial arts he learned now seemed a bit outdated, including the “Shattered Star Fist” that he was famous for and had been using to battle for many years. Even so, “Shattered Star Fist” was still very powerful. Even in the Transcendent Realm, it was still a mighty punch, but it no longer had the power to end the battle like it used to.
Ye Xiwen wanted to create a new move using the original “Shattered Star Fist” as a base, but even with the mysterious space constantly deriving the inspiration in his mind, there was still not much progress. Maybe there was not enough time or opportunities.
It was not that easy to create a move that could kill a Transcendent Realm with one blow.
But fortunately, he didn’t need to worry too much for the time being. Whether it was Demon Wings, Phoenix Regeneration Technique, or Overturning the Heavens Seal, he had not been overwhelmed yet.
Among these martial art techniques, Demon Wings was the Demon King’s movement technique at that time. Naturally, it was unpredictable. Also, the Phoenix Regeneration Technique and the Overturning the Heavens Seal were two lost techniques that were inseparable from the Thousands Demon Beasts Island where the Beast Emperor resided.
“This “Meteor Explosion” move is still a little lacking, but it is only a prototype!” Ye Xiwen was a little distressed. He named this new killer move Meteor Explosion. The principle behind it was the terrifying force generated when a star exploded. Any enemy could become annihilated.
It just seemed that he was still missing an opportunity. Ye Xiwen had the mysterious space and Mingxin ancient tree, which were two great tools for enlightening. Despite so, he couldn’t learn it in a short time. It was definitely not that simple to create a martial art technique.
If he continued close cultivation, he should be able to derive it. It was nothing more than consuming more spiritual energy. For Ye Xiwen, who had a Dragon Vein, this was not a problem. He did not have that much time because the Spiritual Volcano slot contest had already begun.
There was the sound of footsteps outside the yard. After a while, a group of people appeared outside Ye Xiwen’s yard. The leaders were Wang Mengyu and Wang Feiyun. There were two other young people with equally arrogant faces behind them, whose cultivation had already achieved Transcendent Realm First Level. Although they were slightly inferior to Wang Mengyu and Wang Feiyun, they were all extremely talented from Ye Xiwen’s perspective.
When he thought about the size of True Martial School, there were only a handful of talented ones among the younger generation. Of course, if Mu Shengjie came to the Ancient Barrens mainland, he would probably have broken into Transcendent Realm a long time ago, maybe even breakthrough a few levels consecutively.
Seeing Ye Xiwen, Wang Feiyun’s gaze flickered a little. His feelings were similarly very conflicted. Facing this person who defeated him in one move, he didn’t even know how to describe this feeling in his heart.
It was like an arrogant frog who had suddenly been told one day that the sky it knew was only as big as a well. It was equivalent to a slap to his face, hot and painful, but he had no other options.
Compared to Wang Feiyun’s complicated emotions, Wang Mengyu did not have so many qualms. She was the one who brought Ye Xiwen back. The better he performed, the happier she would naturally be. It also proved how accurate her vision was.
“Brother Ye, have you been resting well for the past few days?” Wang Mengyu said with a smile.
“En!” Ye Xiwen nodded. He hadn’t rested for a day in the past few days. He had spent his time deriving Meteor Explosion.
“Let’s go!” Ye Xiwen knew why they had come. It was to ask him to take part in the contest for slots.
In the contest for slots on South Initiate Island, the three prominent families, which included the Wang Family, Wu Family, and Yuan Family, had sent five masters from the younger generation each. Besides them, there was no limit on how many other individual cultivators could take part. However, no matter how many individual cultivators participated, there were only two slots for them in the end.
The three prominent families already monopolized this Spiritual Volcano. If not for the fear that the public would revolt, they would not even give up those two slots.
In the earliest days, it was an internal competition between the three prominent families. The winner would obtain four slots while the two losers would only get three slots each. Later, the three prominent families’ actions incited dissatisfaction among many individual cultivators on the island, resulting in several big conflicts. The three prominent families were forced to compromise.
This time, the Wang Family sent five people. In addition to Wang Mengyu, Wang Feiyun, and Ye Xiwen, there were two other outstanding warriors from the Wang Family, Wang Feileng and Wang Xian.
The competition was held in the center of the city this time, not in any place that belonged to one of the three prominent families. The arena was already set up. Anyone could go and sign up as long as they wanted to. In the end, victory was decided based on who was crowned champion among the three prominent families.
Therefore, it was useless to send more people. If one won, they could take up to four slots, no more. This was a compromise between the three prominent families, so the three prominent families sent their family’s most elite masters.
This grand event only happened once in decades, so it attracted countless people from South Initiate Island. Even martial arts masters nearby rushed to South Initiate Island as early as possible.
The city was noisy with voices. Masters from all walks of life gathered, among which was no shortage of Transcendent Realm First Level masters. However, all of them shared one characteristic. They were all from the younger generation and were under the age of five hundred. Those older than that were not allowed to join. The three prominent families had masters on-site to keep watch. A young appearance meant nothing, but one’s bone age could not be faked and was impossible to falsify.
Compared to a five thousand years old Great Sage, a Transcendent Realm lived an even longer life. Those under five hundred years old could indeed be considered the younger generation.
But only the Ancient Barrens mainland could gather so many Transcendent Realm masters under the age of five hundred. In the True Martial Domain, Huang Wuji was over a thousand years old when he broke into the Transcendent Realm.
In the middle of the city, ten arenas were set up. Among these ten arenas, whoever could last till the end would enter the final top ten. If individual cultivators occupied more than two slots among the ten, they would have to battle it out to decide on the final two people. There was no other way.
Compared to the three prominent families, their strengths were far behind.
“Mengyu, you’re here!” An eager voice came from afar. Everyone looked up only to see Wu Chenhai walking over quickly with several young masters from Wu Family in tow.
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