Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 1254
When Tianming left the formation, he found Lingfeng and Yu Ziqian near their original position. Amidst the wind and sand, the young man dressed in black stood next to an elegant young man dressed in white. After integrating the exalted blood, Yu Ziqian’s big purple lips were less swollen.
“Xiaoxiao went in?” Tianming asked.
“Yes, she just entered.”
“Let’s take a look.”
They walked toward the edge of the formation where they previously were. They could watch the battle from there.
“You’re awesome bro! You took down Three Long and became famous with that battle.” Yu Ziqian patted him on the shoulder, his eyes filled with admiration.
He was obviously referring to Long Longlong. The battle was indeed of great significance, but the Sky Palace would be the one that reaped the treasure.
“Brother, have you spoken to her?” Staring at the battlefield, Lingfeng turned to Tianming.
“It’s alright. It doesn’t matter if Xiaoxiao faces me or has Weisheng Moran as her opponent. She’ll most likely be the first one eliminated. Gan Gangan’s master is waiting for her outside. If the situation takes a turn and she can’t hold onto the Dragonblood Desecration, she’ll release it at once.”
If Xiaoxiao no longer possessed the Dragonblood Desecration, they wouldn’t care about her. The other disciples had already left the Voidsky Realm. Judging from the current rules of the battle, Xiaoxiao would be the first one to leave and deal with the storm outside.
“There’s nothing we can do if she loses the Dragonblood Desecration. However, my master will find a way. Just trust him.” Staring into the formation, Yu Ziqian smiled. “Don’t be so pessimistic. Who knows? Maybe she will defeat Weisheng Moran… after all, the three of you are beasts.”
Tianming and Lingfeng exchanged a meaningful look. They understood Xiaoxiao. Her progress and combat power were unstable, thus she stood no chance of victory against a sixth-level constellier with a seven-star divine beast. In fact, Xiaoxiao could choose to remain in eighth place and pick Tianming as her opponent. However, she was headstrong and wanted to improve.
Tianming supported her decision.
“This is merely one of her first hurdles in life. Her opponent is very powerful, but she has to take the first step.”
After yielding to the Archaionfiend, she could courageously continue as long as she didn’t die.
“Xiaoxiao is here!” Xian Xian shouted.
Tianming was greeted by the sight of Xiaoxiao riding the Archaionfiend. She could see them through the formation. With their presence, she regained her composure. The certainty in her heart grew stronger. Meanwhile, the Archaionfiend seemed like it was facing a great enemy. It had its back turned to Tianming as it stared out at the sandy battlefield. Beneath the observing skyward eyes, Xiaoxiao pulled out the Dragonblood Desecration, took a deep breath, and shot an arrow.
The strength of the fourth-level constellier converged and aimed at the mist. Her opponent was Weisheng Moran, the mysterious young woman who had let Tianming have the Divine Worldeater Cauldron. The battle between the two ought to be civil, one where they swapped pointers; or at least, that was what Xiaoxiao thought.
She was extremely focused on circulating her astralforce as she drew the bow. Millions of blood-red snakes of electricity were connected from end to end, entangled together, forming a lightning vortex that spread out. Against the starlight, lightning bolts roamed around the battlefield, looking for her opponent.
The sound of thunder and lightning was all she could hear. In the mist and clouds, a green light flashed.
Xiaoxiao could vaguely make out one person, but the Dragonblood Desecration still didn’t have a target. Forced to make a rough judgment, Xiaoxiao shot her arrow. On the blood arrow were countless electric snakes that formed an enormous net as it was propelled toward that green light.
Outside the formation, Tianming saw the green light as well. He could clearly see her face amid the fluttering hair and clothes. Tianming met her gaze, but there was something different about her eyes. What was once a quiet, ethereal girl was now a stone-cold killer. Indifference was all he could see in those blank eyes.
“Be careful!” he yelled. Tianming didn’t quite understand how the gentle Weisheng Moran could suddenly become so cold. Beneath the shadow of her umbrella, the spear in Weisheng Moran’s hand transformed into a green lotus, sweeping away the red lightning. The spear tore away at Xiaoxiao’s offensive, flying straight toward her. It was impossible to resist.
The Archaionfiend rose from the battlefield in an attempt to dodge. At the same time, its lightning formed a red ball of electricity that slammed into Weisheng Moran. However, she moved incredibly quickly. High up in the air, her skirt seemed to dance, resembling a spinning green paper umbrella. Her movements were so erratic and unpredictable that not even Tianming could see how she had managed to evade the Archaionfiend’s attack and appear in front of it in no time at all.
Like a serpent, the two-meter-long grade-seven divine artifact bore through the Archaionfiend’s chest and emerged from its back. Fresh blood poured out of the wound.
“Wu You!” Xiaoxiao’s expression turned ugly. Weisheng Moran wasn’t as friendly as she had imagined. What she was aiming for was the Archaionfiend’s heart! It was clear that Weisheng Moran had planned to kill the Archaionfiend in one blow. Although it had managed to sway the trajectory of Weisheng Moran’s weapon, the Archaionfiend had almost perished.
Frightened out of its wits, the Archaionfiend shouted, “Stop fighting! Run!” Before it could continue speaking, Weisheng Moran swept her spear across its wings, almost crippling them with one strike. The impact sent the Archaionfiend flying.
Xiaoxiao was forced to fire an arrow in mid-air. However, Weisheng Moran was extremely agile, and it seemed as if the sky had been enveloped in the shadows of her umbrella. There was no way to zoom in on Weisheng Moran’s exact position.
Dust filled the air as the Archaionfiend crashed to the ground. The blood arrow had also failed to stop Weisheng Moyan from appearing in front of Xiaoxiao.
From this battle alone, Xiaoxiao understood that, as a cultivator who relied on caeli to grow, she had many shortcomings when facing an opponent alone, especially since she had poor control of her own power. The sooner her shortcomings were exposed, the better. She could frankly face herself. That was the advantage gained from battle. But the trouble was that Weisheng Moran had performed unexpectedly. She was no friend, but a mortal enemy!