Chapter 675 Congratulating the leader of the chosen ones
Under the attention of countless excited gazes, Zhou Yuan's figure slowly landed on Cangxuan Peak, his gaze fixed on the figure on his forehead from start to finish.
Chu Qing was sitting on a pine tree, his bald head shining under the sunlight, making him extremely eye-catching.
Seeing Zhou Yuan's arrival, he sighed as he patted his head and said, "How troublesome, this battle is going to be even more tiring than a fight with Jiang Taishen."
He had originally believed that he would rest for some time after the duel with Jiang Taishen in the Mythical Utopia. Who could have expected another tough battle to find him so soon?
Hearing his ramblings, Zhou Yuan chuckled and said apologetically, “Sorry for bothering Senior Brother Chu Qing.”
Chu Qing waved his hand and said helplessly: "You are facing even bigger problems, so I can understand."
He knew that Zhou Yuan had started the Chosen challenge because he urgently needed to get stronger. After all, although Sect Master Qing Yang and the rest supported Zhou Yuan, he still needed to follow the rules to obtain the seven Cangxuan arts.
Once he obtained all seven, he would leave the Cangxuan Sect and head straight to the Cangmang Continent, where he would have to face Wu Huang, who defeated Jiang Taishen… and King Wu of the Divine Dwelling stage.
The battles that awaited him were going to be the greatest challenges he would face. In fact, Zhou Yuan may not even return.
This was not strange, because although Zhou Yuan was certainly very powerful, Wu Huang was definitely no pushover. Furthermore, there was also King Wu, a Divine Dwelling stage expert. There was a completely higher cultivation realm difference. Zhou Yuan's one hundred and eighty thousand stars of Genesis Qi may have made him almost invincible within the Alpha-Origin stage, but it was still not enough to face those of the Divine Dwelling stage.
The thought of such challenges made even Chu Qing secretly wet her lips. If he were in Zhou Yuan's place, he would have scratched his head in frustration a long time ago.
Chu Qing stared at Zhou Yuan and said slowly, “But although I can empathize with your situation, as the Chosen One of Cangxuan Peak, I cannot allow you to easily pass this stage. Otherwise, I won’t be able to explain myself to the many disciples of Cangxuan Peak.”
Zhou Yuan nodded, indicating that he understood.
"Please, Senior Brother Chu Qing."
Countless gazes converged on Chu Qing's body.
Chu Qing rubbed his shiny bald head as he sighed once again. His expression turned solemn as he stood up from the handstand. Under everyone's gazes, long black hair began to grow from his bald head.
In a short span of a few breaths, his long hair hung behind him like a black cape. However, her hair looked as sharp as needles and shone icyly under the light.
An incomparable ripple of Genesis Qi surged from Chu Qing's body.
Facing Zhou Yuan's current strength, even Chu Qing did not dare to show any negligence. He knew that if he held back anything, he would instantly fall into a disadvantageous position the moment Zhou Yuan's assault began, making it very difficult for him to recover.
Genesis Qi raged around Chu Qing's body like a storm as he extended his hand. The golden light began to condense towards his palm, finally forming a golden shuttle.
The golden shuttle seemed to appear and disappear as it gently undulated and exuded an extremely terrifying aura.
"The golden shuttle that separates the spirit..."
Zhou Yuan's pupils shrank upon seeing the shuttle. Back in the Mythical Utopia, Chu Qing had used this same golden shuttle to stop Jiang Taishen in his tracks, making it impossible for him to move.
Since Chu Qing currently had a boost of Genesis Qi from Cangxuan Peak, the golden shuttle was undoubtedly much more concentrated and condensed, making it even stronger than when it was used against Jiang Taishen.
“Junior Brother Zhou Yuan, the Spirit Severing Golden Shuttle was obtained on one of my training excursions years ago and is not the art of my Cangxuan Peak…”
"My Cangxuan Peak's art is called Blue Sky Art."
Chu Qing made a one-hand seal when his voice rang. Zhou Yuan felt a strange ripple spread around him as a mysterious Genesis Qi began to condense in front of Chu Qing, eventually forming a deep blue liquid.
“This art creates a substance called Blue Sky Essence from the surrounding Genesis Qi. “Any Genesis weapon, artifact, or technique can be fused with it to amplify its power.”
With a thought, the drop of mysterious deep blue liquid slowly fell onto the golden shuttle.
The golden shuttle began to tremble violently as ancient blue runes silently emerged on its surface, spiraling towards the tip.
The golden shuttle gained a blue-golden hue as a faint but clear sound rang out. The light shining from its edge seemed to cut even the fabric of space itself.
Countless gazes looked gravely at the blue gold shuttle in Chu Qing's hand. Kong Sheng, Li Qingchan, and the rest of the Chosen had a feeling that if the shuttle targeted them, they would probably face certain death.
Chu Qing slowly raised his hand, looking at the blue-golden shuttle as he said, “Without the momentum of Cangxuan Peak, my Spirit Severing Golden Shuttle probably couldn't withstand this drop of Blue Sky Essence.”
He looked up and looked towards Zhou Yuan. "If Junior Brother Zhou Yuan manages to endure it, this match will be your victory."
Zhou Yuan looked at the slowly vibrating golden shuttle with a rather grave expression. This was Chu Qing's strongest attack, an attack that was going to be much more powerful than the one Chu Qing had used against Jiang Taishen.
Even Zhou Yuan, with his current strength, did not dare to be careless.
His ten fingers uncurled as golden Genesis Qi rushed out of his body like a tsunami. A golden light shone from his body, so brilliant that it eclipsed even the sun in the sky.
Chu Qing's eyes narrowed slightly. He took a deep breath when a serious look suddenly appeared in his eyes.
A piercing noise suddenly echoed throughout the area.
As the golden shuttle shot out, a flash of light seemed to pierce through space itself. It was so fast that numerous disciples could not detect anything with the naked eye.
Only the most powerful practitioners were able to grasp the trajectory of the shuttle.
That speed was basically impossible to avoid!
Could Zhou Yuan withstand this attack?!
Under the countless watching gazes, Zhou Yuan's figure quickly jumped back as his cheeks bulged. A split second later, dark gold flames poured out like a Dragon's breath.
"Heavenly Sun Flame!"
With Zhou Yuan's current Genesis Qi bases, the Heavenly Sun Flames turned into a majestic sea of fire, creating an astonishingly intimidating sight.
However, the blue-gold light instantly tore through the vast sea of flames with unstoppable momentum.
Zhou Yuan made a grabbing motion and the Heavenly Yuan Brush appeared. The snow-white hairs burst forth immediately, transforming into countless white threads that filled the sky as they moved towards the blue-gold light.
With a low shout, the white instantly turned black and shone with incomparable sharpness.
Clang clang clang!
Countless sparks burst into the air. Strand after strand of pitch-black hair seemed to turn into a sea of pythons as they attempted to stop the blue-gold light through sheer numbers.
However, the stalemate between the two forces only lasted a few breaths before the blue-gold light passed through the sea of black pythons and headed straight towards Zhou Yuan.
The exchange between both parties was akin to a stressful but exciting roller coaster ride. Both individuals were clearly putting all their strength into this lightning-fast clash.
"Omega Holy Spirit Art!"
Seeing the ferry approaching quickly, Zhou Yuan sent out a thought. Genesis Qi hummed as a mysterious glowing silhouette emerged around his body. A pair of wings spread out to their full length before folding in front of him, creating a wing shield.
The blue-gold light mercilessly crashed into the wing shield, causing the surrounding space to ripple violently. The two sides seemed to freeze in time for a few breaths, then the wings suddenly broke apart a split second later.
Countless disciples cried out in alarm. This was the first time today that Zhou Yuan was forced back and his numerous techniques could not achieve any effect.
This also excited the disciples of Cangxuan Peak. Would Zhou Yuan's chosen challenge journey stop at his Cangxuan Peak?
In contrast, the disciples on the Holy Genesis Peak side were so nervous that they did not even dare to breathe too hard, their gazes unable to move away from the dual on the mountain.
Under these countless observation gazes, the blue light passed through Zhou Yuan's numerous obstructions and finally appeared right in front of him.
Without losing any momentum, the blue light shot straight towards Zhou Yuan's head.
At this distance, there was no longer any way for Zhou Yuan to escape.
A solemn look flashed across Zhou Yuan's eyes, and he stomped his foot on the ground. His figure stopped abruptly as a glow emerged from his body.
The power of his physical body had completely erupted.
Meanwhile, ripples appeared on the ground beneath his feet as heavy earth Genesis Qi roared towards him and poured into his body.
The one hundred and eighty thousand Genesis Qi stars shone brightly, combining with their pure physical power and the Earth Genesis Qi gathered by the Earth Saint Rune.
Bloody wounds began to open on Zhou Yuan's body.
His eyes were solemn as he looked at the rapidly approaching blue-gold light. When he was just a foot away from his eyebrows, his hands suddenly came together in front of him like two mountains colliding.
All his power had gathered between his palms.
A deep muffled sound was heard.
A giant shockwave of Genesis Qi violently unfolded like a tsunami with Zhou Yuan at its epicenter.
The surrounding rocks turned into dust as the shockwave completely leveled everything in the surrounding area, leaving not a single small protuberance visible…
However, no one paid attention to this, their gazes were fixed only on Zhou Yuan's location.
As the shockwave dispersed, Zhou Yuan's figure slowly appeared once again.
Everyone's pupils shrank violently. Zhou Yuan was still standing there with his hands clasped in front of him, a blue-gold light visible between his palms, just half a finger away from his head.
However, this distance of half a finger was akin to an unbridgeable chasm.
The shuttle spun furiously, leaving a small bloody spot between Zhou Yuan's eyebrows that slowly dripped down his face…
The entire place was completely silent.
Amidst the silence, Zhou Yuan slowly relaxed his hands, leaving the shuttle floating in the air. It soon began to evaporate and faded away completely a few breaths later.
Zhou Yuan used a finger to wipe the blood from his forehead as he looked towards Chu Qing with a solemn expression. "Senior Brother Chu Qing's golden spirit-severing shuttle is truly invincible."
Having injured him despite his one hundred and eighty thousand star Genesis Qi, Chu Qing's strength was truly astonishing.
Chu Qing looked blankly at the vanishing shuttle. He was silent for a long time before he finally heaved a long sigh in a somewhat gratified and relieved manner, as if a heavy burden had been lifted from his shoulders.
“Junior Brother Zhou Yuan, I have been with the Cangxuan Sect for ten years and have been the leader of the Chosen for many years. I never imagined that I would finally leave this position today…”
"But this is good because it means that the Cangxuan Sect is full of talent, and each generation is stronger than the last."
Chu Qing's long black hair began to recede, returning his head to bald.
He looked directly at Zhou Yuan as a dazzling smile appeared on his handsome face.
“Congratulations, Junior Brother Zhou Yuan. From now on, you are the new leader of the Chosen.”
“I also congratulate you for accomplishing a magnificent feat that no one has accomplished since the Cangxuan Sect was founded: gathering the seven Cangxuan arts…”
He took a deep breath and clasped his fists as his clear voice rang out, “Cangxuan Peak congratulates the leader of the Chosen.”
A frantic atmosphere descended abruptly. Countless Cangxuan Sect disciples blushed with excitement as unstoppable emotions stirred within them. They were witnessing the birth of a legend!
The voices of Kong Sheng, Li Qingchan, Shang Chunqiu, and the other Chosen Ones echoed throughout the land.
"Sword's Peak congratulates the leader of the Chosen!"
"Snow Lotus Peak congratulates the leader of the Chosen!"
Countless disciples began to join in one after another. Congratulatory voices echoed through the Cangxuan Sect like thunder, shaking the many peaks.
That day, a new legend had been born in the Cangxuan Sect.