The ‘sparring match’ of the Celestial King and Field Marshal Awesomo was scheduled in the afternoon. The Celestial army filled the entire arena.
The Celestial King had once sparred with the second Divine General and was ‘completely thrashed. Many people spared his feelings and classified his strength to be at the third Divine General’s level. However, it was a question if the Celestial King could really defeat the third Divine General.
As for Field Marshal Awesomo, he was always considered the strongest warrior in the Celestial domain. He was an existence that could completely thrash the first Divine General. To the Celestial commoners, Field Marshal Awesomo’s strength was what the Celestial King should possess, so as to be an existence that could match the Infernal King.
As such, not a single Celestial soldier thought well of the Celestial King in the sparring match. They could even guess at how bad the thrashing would be!
And the sparring happened as they expected-it was a one-sided thrashing!
However, the thrashing and the person being thrashed were completely different from what they expected. It was quite the opposite!
Throughout the entire match, Field Marshal Awesomo was being suppressed. He was not even given a chance to breathe!
It was not true that Field Marshal Awesomo was not as good as the stories went. In fact, he had showcased stunning strength and destructive power, but the unfathomable Celestial King had all sorts of tactics. He could easily nullify Field Marshal Awesomo’s attacks and launch a counterstrike!
“Isn’t the Celestial King too strong?”
“How is the Celestial King so strong?”
“Heavens, this might be a fake Celestial King.”
The Celestial soldiers were extremely shocked. The seven Elders could not even sit still as they watched with widened eyes in disbelief at their Celestial King.
The final outcome of the match was naturally the Celestial King coming out victorious. Furthermore, he had clinched victory unharmed.
On the contrary, Field Marshal Awesomo was not only bruised all over. Even one of his bull horns on his head had been bent. He looked extremely pathetic.
As Speechless stepped on Field Marshal Awesomo, he declared his victory. Speechless looked up and surveyed the crowd and said with a sneer, “Does anyone have any objections to This King’s decision on participating in the life-and-death battle between the three kings?”
At that moment, how could any Celestial soldier dare to object?
The seven Elders could only obediently shut their mouths.
The Celestial King, who could easily crush Field Marshal Awesomo, would probably win the life-and-death battle between the three kings easily.
Speechless walked down the stage after having enjoyed the entire process. The warm up process was only worth six points to him. Field Marshal Awesomo’s strength could indeed be considered the strongest in the Celestial domain, but unfortunately, to Speechless, he was still too weak.
Mu Yuesheng came up to him and with a complex look in her eyes she whispered, “I guessed that you are very strong, but I never expected you to be this strong.”
Speechless chuckled and said, “Silly girl. Do you think This Emperor stayed in the Psionic Mortal Realm for eight years to fool around? This Emperor’s present strength is about the same strength as the Hero King when he was in the Psionic Mortal Realm. Unfortunately, This Emperor won’t have the opportunity to fight the three kings alone.”
Mu Yuesheng smiled and said, “But you can fight two kings.”
Speechless shrugged and said, “It feels like something is ultimately missing. Whatever. Since the number is lower than the Hero King’s, This Emperor will do it at a faster speed than him. One minute. In one minute, This King will cleave off the heads of the Infernal King and the new Transcendent king.”
On the day Shi Xiaobai issued the life-and-death battle challenge, the Transcendents and the Celestial domain responded one after the other. The answer was-fight!
Finally all three parties sent ambassadors and discussed the time and venue of the life-and-death battle.
Regarding the venue, after a round of discussion, it was decided to be at the Silent Desolate Lands which was not home ground to anyone.
The three ambassadors represented the views of the three king, and the three king’s surprisingly came to a unanimous decision-the sooner the better!
Therefore the life-and-death battle between the three kings was decided to be at noon tomorrow!
… Chapter 421: Goodbye
On the day of the life-and-death battle between the three kings. Early in the morning.
Shi Xiaobai woke up from his Cogitation and could not help but frown. For some reason, the effects of his Cogitation were surprisingly terrible. He had always been accustomed to using Cogitation to replace his sleep. In the past, a night of Cogitation would allow him to feel an obvious increment in his psionic power.
But ever since he came to the seventh level, Shi Xiaobai was shocked to discover that his psionic power would not increase during his Cogitation. It was as though he had reached a bottleneck.
What was going on?
Shi Xiaobai still did not have a complete understanding of the psionic cultivation system up till this day. There was no way to fix it as he would have a headache just reading the dense sprawl of text in books. There was no way for him to continue reading.
Shi Xiaobai contemplated for a moment and came up with many possibilities. However, there was no way for him to decide which was the correct one. He could only temporarily shelve his doubts and find a chance to ask others when he has an opportunity.
Shi Xiaobai stood up from his seat. Straightening his arms, he forcefully twisted his body.
As Shi Xiaobai stretched his stiff body after a night of sitting, cracking sounds that resembled firecrackers were heard. From the sounds, one could tell that it was power surging through him.
A smile suffused across Shi Xiaobai’s lips.
In the past ten days or so, he had completely digested the energy from the holy tree’s fruit and the Celestial Jade and converted them into physical strength. The holy tree’s fruit and the Celestial Jade had allowed his body to experience two gigantic leaps in power. It was as if he had experienced two terrifying metamorphoses.
Shi Xiaobai did not know how to measure his physical strength either. In fact, he did not have much systematic knowledge about the way physical strength was measured in this world either. However, Shi Xiaobai knew that his physical strength must have reached an astonishing stage. At least for the rookies in the Psionic Mortal Realm, it was an unimaginable height.
This was also all thanks to him suddenly possessing a superpower-the ability to eat any item as food. Furthermore, it was a superpower that gave him the ability to obtain the nutritional value from what he ate to increase his physique.
Shi Xiaobai named the superpower-“Power of Taotie”.
The Power of Taotie was immensely helpful for Shi Xiaobai at his present stage. His physique was only considered above average among rookies in the beginning. Although This Turtle Is Hardest had allowed his right arm to be called a Qilin arm, his other body parts were considered relatively weaker.
However, after eating the Transcendence fruit and through the Power of Taotie, Shi Xiaobai’s physical toughness had risen to the point of being able to crush Moya and be on the same level as Leonis.
This was of course the reason why the Transcendence fruit was considered one of the rare holy items. It was truly a great opportunity for Shi Xiaobai to have eaten the Transcendence fruit.
And at the moment when he had accidentally eaten the Celestial Jade, it caused Shi Xiaobai’s physical toughness to be enhanced once again. Shi Xiaobai guessed that if he battled with Leonis again, the one that would be sent flying would definitely not be him.
In fact, Shi Xiaobai was slightly surprised. Theoretically speaking, the Celestial Jade should have been a holy item that would be vied for by the trial-takers of the alternate world that he found himself in. It was probably an item that the assessment program could not even replicate. But why did the real Celestial Jade still exist after thousands of years to the point of him successfully eating it?
It was as though it was deliberately sent into his mouth?
Shi Xiaobai found the matter suspicious, but he accepted the benefit he had gained with peace of mind.
In his boredom, Shi Xiaobai even gave his physical toughness a new name. He called it the ‘Body of The Heretic King’.
Due to the two metamorphoses he underwent thanks to the Transcendence fruit and the Celestial Jade, his physical toughness had reached the third stage of the Body of the Heretic King!
As Shi Xiaobai felt the strength of the blood flowing in his body, the feeling of being filled with power gave him absolute confidence, to the point of it being a bit ‘inflated’. The third stage of the Body of the Heretic King made him not worry about the upcoming life-and-death battle between the three kings.
The sounds that came from Shi Xiaobai twisting his body echoed in the bedroom.
A lazy and charming voice sounded at that moment.
“Darling sat on that cold chair all night once again. It hurts me so much. The sky has just turned bright, why doesn’t Darling come into bed and snooze for a while? The bed here is fragrant and warm. It will definitely be very comfortable for Darling.”
The Infernal Queen lifted the quilt slightly. In the shadows, the beautiful figure could be faintly seen. If one was closer, one would be able to smell an alluring body fragrance emanating from the bed.
Shi Xiaobai was already accustomed to the teasing and temptation. Although a warm bed was quite tempting for him, he would rather sit on a cold and hard chair than lie in that bed. That was because Shi Xiaobai knew that it was not a bed, but a grave.
Shi Xiaobai hesitated for a moment and said, “Stop sleeping. Get up and play one last game with This King.”
The Infernal Queen was surprised as she said in surprise, “Why did Darling say that it would be the final game?”
Shi Xiaobai shook his head and said, “No idea, but intuition tells This King that this will be the last game between us.”
When the Infernal Queen heard this, she immediately sat up. The quilt slid down to her waist and under her translucent nightgown, her impressive figure could be faintly seen. The Infernal Queen said in a coquettish tone, “Darling’s intuition is probably problematic. Quickly set up two games. I will play two rounds with Darling at the same time!”
The Infernal Queen successfully defeated Shi Xiaobai’s intuition. The duo began dual-tasking. Their left hands played Go, while their right hands played Chinese chess. Furthermore, the rules were such that each move could only be contemplated for three seconds. In a short period of time, the both of them began playing two rounds simultaneously.
If others were to see this scene, they would probably be appalled. As the duo simultaneously played two games, the speed at which they moved was staggeringly fast. It was as though they were deliberately competing in speed. The other person would immediately land a piece when one of them made their move.
However, despite the time to contemplate was so short and them needing to dual-task, the duo’s every step could be considered near perfect. There was almost no flaw left behind. Even if a flaw appeared, it could be rescued in a few moves later.
Therefore the final outcome of the two games that ran concurrently was-a tie.
The Infernal Queen said in a faint voice, “Another round. If I cannot defeat Darling in one game, I really wouldn’t be able to sleep and eat.”
Shi Xiaobai chuckled and said, “No more. There might not be any outcome even after another hundred rounds. The both of us have played countless games over the past ten days. No one can win the other and it is not a coincidence. Furthermore, This King has to set off now.”
The Infernal Queen lowered her head and said softly, “For the life-and-death battle between the three kings, I won’t be accompanying you.”
Shi Xiaobai was slightly surprised and asked out of curiosity, “Why?”
The Infernal Queen looked Shi Xiaobai seriously in the eyes and gently said, “That’s because the battle will be a tough battle for Darling. If I were to watch by the side, I might not be able to resist intervening if Darling were to be injured. My heart really aches for Darling.”
Shi Xiaobai was surprised. Disregarding the fact that the Infernal Queen’s words were not sincere, what sort of logic was it for her to rather not see something because she was afraid to not be able to hold back if she saw him injured?
Shi Xiaobai did not mind if the Infernal Queen would accompany him to watch the match. Without harping on the issue, he nodded and said, “Alright, This King will be going.”
“Goodbye.” Chapter 422: The Battle can be lost, but the Celestial King has to die
Before the life-and-death battle between the three kings, all three sides had sent ambassadors to discuss the details regarding the life-and-death battle. A shocking unanimous decision was that all three kings wanted it as soon as possible. Therefore, the life-and-death battle was immediately decided to be the noon after the day Shi Xiaobai sent out the two letters.
For the life-and-death battle venue, the three ambassadors entered quite an intensive debate. Although the three kings did not care about the venue, the three ambassadors who had the interests of their king, naturally wished to gain the venue with the best advantage. However, none of them could convince the other in the contention. Therefore, it was eventually decided to be held in the middle of the Silent Desolate Lands. It was a spot that was considerably close to the entrances to the three domains.
And the most intense point of debate among the three ambassadors was not about the detail about venue, but…the number of spectators.
The life-and-death battle was held in the Silent Desolate Lands. Although it was vast, it was not adequate for viewing a battle. Furthermore, no one knew how extensive the aftershocks of the battle would be. Hence, the life-and-death battle was not made public to the commoners of the three domains.
There was a need to limit the spectators and distribute them equally for each of the three domains. That way, it could prevent any side from having soldiers in ambush.
However, the number could not be too large or small.
If there were too many people, a sinister possibility of soldiers pretending to be members of the audience could happen.
If there were too few people, it would be a waste of a life-and-death battle that was destined to go down in history. Many commoners looked forward to being able to catch a glimpse of the glorious battle of the three kings.
The three ambassadors even specially made a field trip and after calculations and debate, the number of spectators were limited to ten thousand per faction, for a total of thirty thousand people.
This was already considered a large scale for the audience. The three realms used a night’s time in an intense campaign to decide the spectators qualifications.
When Shi Xiaobai learned of this matter, he gave the direct order that the spectator rights were to be issued in a random manner. It prevented corrupt officials to use it for personal gains. It also let the poor Infernal commoners to have a chance to witness the life-and-death battle.
Of course, Shi Xiaobai directly used his authority to give Sunless and company the qualification to view the battle.
At eight in the morning, the Infernal domain quickly gathered ten thousand spectators and set off for the Silent Desolate Lands. In consideration of the spectators being mostly weak and feeble commoners, the group of people proceeded on foot. It would take several hours to trek across the desolate lands in order to reach the central zone of the Silent Desolate Lands.
Shi Xiaobai and Sunless were walking right in front of the group. They completely ignored the group that was accompanying them as they walked extremely fast. Soon, they opened up a distance from the Infernal commoners because their normal walking speed was already much faster than the running speed of commoners. If they had to control their speed to be at the same speed as the commoners, it would be too uncomfortable.
Therefore, they decided to reach the venue of the life-and-death battle first. They were all bold and talented, so they were not worried that the Celestial domain or Transcendence would lay an ambush.
Along the way, Sunless and the silver-haired girl very naturally were by Shi Xiaobai’s sides. Pulp Farmer and the other two knowingly fell back by the side. The trio had mixed emotions and only felt that Shi Xiaobai’s luck with women was really something enviable to the point of jealousy.
In the past ten days, they would only meet each other during lunch and dinner. They would busy themselves the rest of the time. Other than Feng Yuanlin, who could not extricate himself from the arsenal, the others were in the library reading books.
There were many hidden opportunities in the land of the trials. In the library, there were many books that were just ordinary, but there were a few rare manuals hidden in it. They were hidden prizes prepared for the trial-takers of the land of trials, but they had to be discovered.
Sunless and company experienced a ‘gold rush’ in the library and benefited greatly from it.
As for Shi Xiaobai, he was the greatest oddity of all. Other than his meals, he would stay all day in the Infernal King’s bedroom. And similarly, the beautiful Infernal Queen stayed in the bedroom with Shi Xiaobai to the point of not even coming out for her meals.
Such a situation made people’s thoughts run wild. It was not surprising if something shameful happened during the ten days he spent alone in a room with such a beautiful creature. Even if the shameless things happened continuously, it would be completely understandable.
The perfect education in the forbidden room was stimulating just thinking of it.
As normal men, Pulp Farmer and the other two could not help but steer their thoughts towards such things.
However, Sunless and the silver-haired girl were as pure as white paper. They completely did not have their thoughts stray towards such matters. They were only curious as to what Shi Xiaobai was doing while in the bedroom. The two girls believed Shi Xiaobai completely when he said that he had spent ten days playing chess with the Infernal Queen.
The ‘sparring match’ of the Celestial King and Field Marshal Awesomo was scheduled in the afternoon. The Celestial army filled the entire arena.