Chapter 673 Like a hot knife cutting butter
Rocks continued to fall from the mountain as countless gazes stared in shock at the figure deeply embedded in the rock. Such a one-sided result had truly taken everyone by surprise.
The Chosen of the other five peaks narrowed their eyes slightly as caution began to flow.
Shang Chunqiu's previous attack had already been extremely overbearing, and his condition had been almost perfect. Despite this, he had not even managed to shake Zhou Yuan a bit.
They could tell that Zhou Yuan had not used any Genesis technique, but had instead relied solely on his Genesis Qi to crush Shang Chunqiu.
One hundred and eighty thousand Genesis Qi stars were simply terrifyingly powerful.
Amidst the impact, the Saint Genesis Peak disciples suddenly burst into thunderous cheers. They had almost fanatical looks in their eyes as they looked towards the figure still in a punching stance on the top of the mountain.
It could be said that Zhou Yuan had just crushed a Chosen One of the same generation.
Under the countless watching gazes, Zhou Yuan took a deep breath and slowly withdrew his fist. The surging Genesis Qi in his body gradually calmed down.
He looked at the rubble in the distance while sighing inwardly. In the past, he had always been the one to be suppressed in the Genesis Qi department, but he had finally tried doing the same with his opponent.
With one hundred and eighty thousand stars of Genesis Qi, it was very difficult to find a match among those under the Divine Dwelling stage.
In the distance, Shang Chunqiu stumbled out of the rubble. His body was a bloody mess and his clothes were in tatters, making him look exceptionally miserable.
He wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth and took a quick look at his battered body before letting out a bitter laugh. His gaze shifted to Zhou Yuan and said, “Junior Brother Zhou Yuan’s Genesis Qi foundations are truly incomparable. "I wholeheartedly accept this loss."
"Thank you for letting me win." Zhou Yuan clasped his fists.
Shang Chunqiu shook his head and waved his sleeve. A beam of light shot out.
Zhou Yuan reached out and caught the stream of light, his gaze lighting up with desire as he looked towards her. It was a scroll made of ancient jade on which the true Mythical Saint Body was recorded.
“Junior Brother Zhou Yuan seems to be also practicing an external cultivation method. Although I don't know where you found it, it should have the same roots as the Mythical Saint Body. With the Mythical Saint Body, your external cultivation will ascend to the next level,” Shang Chunqiu said.
Zhou Yuan put away the jade scroll before bowing to Shang Chunqiu again.
The Cangxuan Sect disciples sighed inwardly as they watched. They had originally expected a tough and bitter battle between Shang Chunqiu and Zhou Yuan. Who could have anticipated that victory would be decided after a single exchange?
As the numerous disciples sighed, Zhou Yuan's figure had already moved away from the peak. Gaze after gaze converged on him as he landed towards Rune Spirit Peak.
On the top of Rune Spirit Peak, the sitting Ye Ge sighed in a melonchanic manner upon seeing Zhou Yuan's arrival. Even Shang Chunqiu, who held a higher position, had been defeated with a single blow, so how was he going to defend himself against Zhou Yuan?
“Junior Brother Zhou Yuan, although I know that I don't have much chance of winning, as the Chosen One of Rune Spirit Peak, I will not allow you to take away our Rune Spirit Peak art without any resistance,” Ye Ge stated.
Zhou Yuan smiled and nodded. "Please go ahead, Senior Brother Ye Ge."
Ye Ge's expression became a little more serious as his hands clasped in front of him. The Spirit between his eyebrows began to undulate as the Spirit power quickly condensed towards his palm, creating a lantern.
However, the lantern seemed ethereal and was clearly made of Spirit power.
“ This is the art of my Spirit Rune Peak, Spiritual Lantern.”
“Once the lantern is formed, it can be used to store and fuel spiritual fire. Although I have yet to reach the Divine Dwelling stage, by borrowing the wonders of this spirit lantern, I can barely use it." Ye Ge pointed into the air. A strand of fire immediately appeared within the spirit lantern. It slowly grew, becoming in a small ball.
It was a blade of spiritual fire!
A sliver of surprise flashed across Zhou Yuan's eyes. Besides Yaoyao, this was the second person he had seen who was capable of condensing spiritual fire before entering the Divine Dwelling stage.
He naturally understood the power of spiritual fire. Zhan Taiqing of the Holy Palace had suffered substantially at the hands of Yaoyao's spiritual fire.
"If Junior Brother Zhou Yuan can resist my spirit fire, I will gladly offer the spirit lantern technique."
The lantern shook when Ye Ge's voice rang. The blade of spiritual fire within him abruptly shot out, piercing space itself as it headed straight towards Zhou Yuan.
Zhou Yuan's eyes flickered slightly as he looked at the rapidly approaching spiritual fire. He did not move or draw out his Genesis Qi, allowing the wisp of spiritual fire to shoot into his body.
Gasps sounded one after another. If spiritual fire entered one's body, it could directly burn the Spirit. Although Zhou Yuan's Genesis Qi was overwhelming, he would still take some damage after such a direct hit, right?
Amidst the countless confused gazes, Zhou Yuan could feel the invading spiritual flame burning his Spirit. Soon after, he laughed softly as a thought was sent.
In his mind, an eternal and endless whetstone loomed over a space of primal chaos. The divine whetstone rolled inside, turning everything wherever it passed into nothingness.
Under the crushing power of the divine whetstone, the wisp of spiritual fire was instantly erased.
Zhou Yuan's slightly closed eyes opened, revealing a pair of eyes that were still shining with liveliness. In front of him, Ye Ge's expression changed involuntarily; He probably felt the disappearance of his spiritual flame.
This was absolutely inconceivable to him. Only a few dozen breaths had passed, but Zhou Yuan had already neutralized the spiritual fire that had invaded his body?
Ye Ge's mouth opened and closed repeatedly. In the end, he could only smile bitterly as he sighed and said, "I have lost."
True to his word, he threw the Spiritual Lantern Art jade scroll to Zhou Yuan.
Zhou Yuan caught it and clasped his fists. Likewise, he wasted no time and turned around directly to fly towards Lightning Prison Peak.
Lu Jing, the Lightning Prison Peak Chosen, stared at Zhou Yuan and said in a thunderous voice, “The Cangxuan art that belongs to my Lightning Prison Peak is called the Lightning Prison Art. Like its namesake, it creates a lightning prison that is almost inescapable. "Anyone trapped inside will eventually be turned into ashes by ten thousand lightning bolts."
As his voice thundered, Genesis Qi surged from his body with violent thunder.
Zhou Yuan looked and found that the storm clouds had already surrounded him. Within them, lightning bolts filled with alarming destructive power shot out like giant pythons.
Storm clouds rose and immediately unleashed an endless barrage of lightning.
Ten thousand lightning bolts fell, and exploded with dazzling light as they drowned Zhou Yuan's body.
The attack caused the expressions of the spectators to change. They were not worried about Zhou Yuan's safety, but instead wondered if this bombardment could stop Zhou Yuan's unstoppable momentum.
Ten thousand lightning bolts roared at the top of the mountain. The phenomenon lasted for half an incense stick before a pale look emerged on Lu Jing's face, a sign that his Genesis Qi was almost exhausted.
As such, the blinding lightning light gradually receded.
A charred black peak appeared in everyone's sight, dotted with countless craters. However, the crowd ignored everything else as their gazes focused on the place where Zhou Yuan had been.
A figure stood there silently, the powerful Genesis swirling around his body to form layers of defense. These layers had blocked every ray. What's more, a jade glow seemed to be slowly blooming from his skin, so even if some lightning had managed to sneak in, his sturdy body would have received it warmly.
With his Genesis Qi and tough body, Zhou Yuan barely suffered any damage after being bombarded into the lightning prison for half an incense stick.
The entire place was silent. It is not necessary to say anything about the result.
Lu Jing had a calm expression, clearly anticipating this outcome. Therefore, he sent a jade scroll shooting towards Zhou Yuan with a swift movement.
Zhou Yuan reached out to catch it as the Genesis Qi around him retreated into his body. The smell of scorched earth entered his nose before he let out a long, deep sigh. Three down, three more to go.
Zhou Yuan turned around and disappeared, appearing again on Snow Lotus Peak.
Li Qingchan was sitting on a rock at the top of the peak, her slim figure was as astonishing as usual. There was currently a complicated expression on his usually icy face as he looked at the figure that had arrived.
She still remembered the first time she met him; he had disconcertingly appeared at her personal hot spring. If it weren't for Yaoyao, he would have undoubtedly taught her a painful lesson.
Back then, she had felt quite indignant at Yaoyao's concern for Zhou Yuan. In his eyes, someone as incredible as Yaoyao should have a special place among the younger generation of Cangxuan Heaven.
In fact, even the Zhan Taiqing of the Holy Palace could not compare.
Therefore, he felt that Zhou Yuan was exactly like a toad shamelessly sticking to a swan. It was that offensive murky green amidst the stunning snow white.
In the past, she had been unable to understand what Yaoyao saw in Zhou Yuan. As the saying went: a Dragon does not stay with a snake, and a Phoenix does not share a nest with a sparrow. Zhou Yuan and Yaoyao were the most unsuitable duos.
However, over the past two years, Li Qingchan had personally witnessed how the young man, who did not completely match Yaoyao, had advanced step by step, finally catching up with the Chosen One amidst her occasionally surprised gaze.
In fact, he had now begun to surpass them.
At this current moment, Li Qingchan had no choice but to admit that his judgment was much worse than Yaoyao's.
Under Li Qingchan's complicated gaze, Zhou Yuan's steps stopped as he smiled awkwardly at her. In his eyes, it looked a little like the awkward smile the young man had shown two years earlier when he suddenly emerged from the water under his startled gaze.
But the disgusting smile from then now seemed calm and humble.
"Please guide me, Senior Sister Li Qingchan."