Who has the right to be lofty?
Li Wangye had entered the battlefield, standing opposite of his opponent. Both of them were staring at each other. The qi in their bodies were rising. None of them showed any intention of attacking. It seemed as if they were trying to use their qi to overpower their opponent to gain the first advantage and defend their dignity.
“Little Chen, do you think Senior Xiao can beat Li Wangye who is a half-step Sovereign from the old generation? After all, Senior Xiao has just advanced to the half-step Sovereign realm.” Han Yan sounded slightly worried.
“Not to worry. The fact that Senior Xiao dared to make such a decision indicates that he has tremendous confidence in his abilities. Additionally, his Dao of Apathy has gone through enlightenment and transformation. Even though he just advanced, he can’t be underestimated. I’m sure this battle of dignity between these two half-step Sovereigns will certainly be incomparably wonderful,” said Jiang Chen with absolute confidence.
All the geniuses of Genius Prefecture revealed a look of worry, but they had already been mentally prepared for this, knowing that the meeting wouldn’t be as simple as it sounded. If Xiao Wangqing didn’t display his strength, the negotiation certainly wouldn’t happen.
Waves after waves of qi from the two half-step Sovereigns were rushing across the battlefield.
As Xiao Wangqing had already sealed the battlefield, no one would be able to feel the momentum inside, or else, the pressure alone would have already caused countless experts to bleed and die. Even so, the situation on the battlefield still gave people palpitations.
Soon, the battle between the two became extremely tensed. Li Wangye quickly boosted his qi when Xiao Wangqing’s qi exceeded his. The same went to Xiao Wangqing. At first, Li Wangye was showing a relaxed look, but now, it had turned grim. The way he looked at Xiao Wangqing had also changed. Clearly, he had underestimated Xiao Wangqing. He had never thought that Xiao Wangqing, who had just stepped into the half-step Sovereign realm, could fight someone as powerful as him.
This kind of battle had once happened to Jiang Chen and Nanbei Chao. At that time, both of them also tried using their qi to suppress the other.
The scene turned silent. No one spoke. No one knew what the result of this battle would be. Most of them thought that Li Wangye would win, but after seeing his current condition, they dared not to conclude anymore.
Qiu Qianyun and Qin Xuanbing who had been standing on one side silently seemed slightly affected by the scene as well. They both glanced at each other and saw the astonishment in each other’s eyes. Obviously, they had never thought that Xiao Wangqing could actually fight Li Wangye.
Both of their qi exploded into a rumble. A golden dragon rushed out of their heads. It was their mighty qi, forming into a dragon. With a yell from both sides, the two dragons charged at each other, letting out ear-splitting roars.
The fight lasted for three minutes before the dragons burst into tiny pieces. Feeling the repulsion, Li Wangye and Xiao Wangqing moved back three steps to regain their balance.
Li Wangye was startled, and looked at Xiao Wangqing in disbelief. Xiao Wangqing’s green robe fluttered in the wind. His aura of half-step Sovereign didn’t reduce in the slightest.
“What a terrifying collision! I wonder who won that exchanged.”
“Can’t you see it already? It’s obvious that it’s a draw! Xiao Wangqing is a lot more powerful than we have imagined. Li Wangye has underestimated Xiao Wangqing, but this is merely the battle of qi. It still can’t determine the result, nor could it represent the true strength of the half-step Sovereigns. The real battle will happen next.”
“Xiao Wangqing is truly a peerless genius, but I wonder if he could match Li Wangye in a real fight.”
“I think it won’t be that simple. Li Wangye is, after all, a half-step Sovereign from the old generation. His level of dominance is incomparable to that of ordinary half-step Sovereigns.”
Everyone changed their impression of Xiao Wangqing, but the real battle hadn’t started yet. In their hearts, they still thought that Xiao Wangqing wouldn’t be able to fight someone like Li Wangye.
“Xiao Wangqing, it seems like I have slightly underestimated you, but don’t think that this gives you the right to negotiate with me. Next, I will show you how horrifying the Burning Prairie is.”
Li Wangye was angered. Roaring flames began to surge from his body. That was the formidable saint fire which was a lot more powerful than Lan Yanting’s. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be given the title of Burning Prairie.
“What is all the nonsense for? Just go straight and fight.”
Xiao Wangqing showed no fear. His body was full of heaven-defying combat intent that could only be stirred by unparalleled opponents.
Li Wangye no longer spoke and took the initiative to strike. Both of his hands performed a seal which was imprinted with an ancient pattern. After that, red-golden tongues of flames that were powerful enough to incinerate the void swished in the air.
The fire seal grew larger and larger, reaching a dozen meters in size. Under the control of Li Wangye, it rushed ferociously towards Xiao Wangqing.
It soared like a huge fireball. This casual strike was enough to create a crater in the sky. It was afraid that an ordinary Immortal Venerable would be destroyed by the qi of the fire seal before it even hit him.
The raging fireball let out howls and appeared in front of Xiao Wangqing in the blink of an eye. In the face of such a powerful attack, Xiao Wangqing drew out an incomparably cold sword. The surface of the sword was enshrouded with green sword qi. It was a peerless combat sword that radiated a hint of mercilessness.
This was the sword of ruthlessness and massacre. Any living spirit in the Heavens and Earth would be eradicated by this word.
“It’s the legendary Wangqing Sword, a unique and ruthless weapon. I had never thought that I could see this sword with my own eyes.”
“Li Wangye’s life-seizing flames are also unusually terrifying. The clash between these two mighty experts is like a pin against an awl, but by comparison, Li Wangye still has the advantage. After all, he has been in the realm of half-step Sovereign for a very long time.”
“The real battle is about to start. The two great half-step Sovereigns are launching out their destructive attacks, seemingly determined to conclude the battle.”
The appearance of the life-seizing fire seal and Wangqing Sword astonished everyone. It was the pinnacle of the battle. The qi that exuded from it was so much stronger than before.
Under the gaze of countless people, the Wangqing Sword pierced craftily at a certain angle into the fire seal. Jiang Chen’s eyes sparkled as he had an extraordinary understanding of such sword technique. Even with his arrogance, he had to acknowledge the power of this technique. It was simple and unimpressive, but it hit a crucial point. Along with the supreme Sovereign might, it directly pierced into the weakest part of the fire seal.
The next moment, the powerful fire seal was blasted to pieces which then turned into a sea of fire, engulfing the entire battlefield. Then, countless rays of icy cold light spread around. Under the pressure of the sword light, the scorching sea of flames was quickly extinguished.
Xiao Wangqing, who still looked as handsome and elegant, stood with the sword in his hand. His qi didn’t seem to reduce in the slightest. That was to say that life-seizing fire seal of Li Wangye didn’t cause him any harm.
This time, Li Wangye was utterly shocked and had changed the way he looked at Xiao Wangqing once more. He no longer underestimated his opponent. Others might not know this, but he knew all too well how much energy was contained in that strike. It was virtually a killing technique. Even if Xiao Wangqing wasn’t injured, he should’ve been thrown into a panic, but unexpectedly, Xiao Wangqing had destroyed his fire seal without losing even a hair. Li Wangye would never believe it if he hadn’t seen it with his own eyes.
The void exploded. A blazing flame appeared in Li Wangye’s palm. Immediately after that, endless flames spread across, turning into a big burning prairie.
On the other side, Xiao Wangqing waved out hundreds of millions of green sword light with the combat sword. With extreme speed, the two combatants collided.
The Heaven was torn asunder. The entire battlefield was fully enshrouded by the endless flames and innumerable sword light. No one could see exactly what was happening inside, however the incessant sound of blasting could still be heard from inside. It was imaginable how intense the battle was.
This fierce battle continued for ten minutes non-stop. Many people began to feel anxious.
“Who do you all think will win?”
“It’s hard to say. Xiao Wangqing is much more powerful than what we have imagined. He could actually fight Li Wangye to such an extent.”
“In my opinion, whether Xiao Wangqing will win or not, he already has the right to negotiate with Li Wangye.”
Everyone was speculating the outcome. Even though they couldn’t see what was happening inside, they still continued to stare unblinkingly at the battlefield, as though afraid that they might miss a wonderful moment.
Several minutes later, the frenzied battlefield suddenly quieted down. The raging flames and green sword light began to vanish. The scene on the battlefield became visible once more. They then saw Li Wangye and Xiao Wangqing still maintaining the same posture as before, both looking at each other. None of them suffered any injuries. Even their qi remained the same.
“Who won? Could it be that it’s a draw again?”
“I think that’s not important anymore. It’s time to proceed to the negotiation now.”
No one knew who won the battle, but it was no longer important. What was more important was that Xiao Wangqing was still standing there, intact, which was enough to prove that he could stand on an equal footing with Li Wangye.
Edited by: Lifer & Fingerfox
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