Chapter 876 Riding the snake
Countless people stared at the four stairs leading to the top of the mountain. There, the four figures rose higher and higher.
Under such tremendous pressure, the fact that they could maintain their speed and continue advancing was already enough to prove that the four candidates' Genesis Qi bases were more than 20 million Genesis Qi stars. Otherwise, it would have been difficult for them to move an inch.
Of the four people, Lu Xiao's speed was the fastest when he took the lead. With his clothes fluttering in the wind, he quickly and calmly rose higher and higher.
Behind him were Han Yuan and Mu Liu, who were not as calm as Lu Xiao and had to pause for a moment every few dozen breaths.
Many people were looking at the last position, and that was Zhou Yuan.
Although Zhou Yuan was last, no one dared to underestimate him because they could see that Zhou Yuan's pace did not slow down even once. He steadily climbed up one step at a time, and was rapidly approaching Han Yuan and Mu Liu.
What did that mean?
It meant that Zhou Yuan was climbing the cloud ladder with ease, but he did not maintain as fast a speed as Lu Xiao.
This discovery came as a shock to many people, especially Fang Ao, Zuo Ya, and the others from the Fire Pavilion. From the information they knew, although Zhou Yuan had impressive battle achievements, his Genesis Qi base ranked last among the four master pavilions.
However, the scene before them made them know exactly how wrong they were.
Zuo Ya's face flushed with anger because he remembered the look in Yi Qiushui's eyes. Yi Qiushui was clearly looking at her like a fool because she had known for a long time that Zhou Yuan's strength had skyrocketed again.
“Hmph, what is there to be conceited about? No matter how much his strength improved, would he be stronger than Senior Brother Lu Xiao?”
“There is only one position of ward chief. As long as the position falls to Senior Brother Lu Xiao, Zhou Yuan will still be the loser!”
With this thought, Zuo Ya took a deep breath and continued looking at the four stairs.
An hour passed quickly.
The four figures were already more than halfway up the stairs, where clouds and mist fluttered. Everyone could see that as they climbed higher and higher, the pressure falling from above became more viscous.
If the front half was described as lake water, the second half was like mud.
It was also at this place that Zhou Yuan passed by Han Yuan and Mu Liu, immediately causing gasps and gasps of surprise throughout the audience. The least favored pavilion master, the wind pavilion master, had caught up.
At the same time, Han Yuan and Mu Liu's expressions also changed when they felt that he had passed them. Evidently, they did not expect Zhou Yuan to reach their level after not seeing him for only a month.
Now that countless people were watching, it would be truly embarrassing to fall to last place.
Therefore, each of the two took a deep breath. The Genesis Qi within their bodies surged frantically, three Divine Dwelling halos appeared behind them, and their speed of ascent rapidly accelerated.
Lu Xiao similarly felt what was happening. His eyes narrowed when he realized it was Zhou Yuan behind him, but he recovered very quickly. With a slight shake, three dazzling Divine Dwelling halos emerged behind him.
His speed also skyrocketed.
"Are you all using your full strength?"
Zhou Yuan also noticed the movements of the other three. He knew that the second half of the cloud ladder round would decide who was the strongest and who was the weakest.
Then, with a thought, his Divine Dwelling vibrated, and Genesis Qi gushed out from his body, turning into three chaotic-colored Divine Dwelling halos behind him.
He took a step and appeared directly dozens of steps ahead.
The four figures were now using all their strength on the ladder, their speed skyrocketing tremendously.
In the outside world, countless people were filled with excitement and cheers sounded one after another.
In the void, upon seeing this scene, Mu Ni, Bai Ye, and Bian Chang fixed their eyes on the chaotic halos behind Zhou Yuan with a touch of surprise. “Superior Nine Heavens Divine Dwelling Variant?”
Sect Master Xuan Kun smiled. “I don't know where Grand Elder Chi Jing found such a person, but he shouldn't be a simple person given his foundation. “I have reminded Grand Elder Chi Jing before, but she doesn’t seem to care.”
"Sect Master Xuan Kun, you already feel that your plan is going to fail, so are you already complaining?" Chi Jing responded indifferently.
Sect Master Xuan Kun laughed, “Lu Xiao is in the lead, and his foundation is far superior to the other three. How can you say my plan has failed?"
Seeing the two arguing, the Mu Ni clan elder interrupted in a low voice, “The cloud ladder is only for eliminating those with insufficient foundation. Victory or defeat here doesn't mean much. There is no need to argue.”
Chi Jing and Sect Master Xuan Kun fell silent, but still looked at each other. Only after a long while did they return their attention to the stairs.
The four figures continued to ascend the cloud ladder, their powerful Genesis Qi trembling constantly in the void.
Mu Liu and Han Yuan were almost in the same place. Around Mu Liu's body, the shadows of a continuous ancient forest faintly appeared, a sign that his Genesis Qi had been activated to the extreme.
As for Han Yuan, jet-black Genesis Qi pulsed around his body, as if a great demon was being born.
Both of them continued to advance with all their strength, trying to catch up with Zhou Yuan, but they soon discovered that this kind of pursuit caused the distance between them to widen. Zhou Yuan's speed had skyrocketed to an astonishing level, and he was shaking them.
Without a doubt, this scene brought the atmosphere to a new climax. Zhou Yuan's ambition was not small. Not only did he surpass Mu Liu and Han Yuan, but he also seemed to be planning to catch up with Lu Xiao, the strongest.
If they surpassed Lu Xiao, it would be too much fun.
Lu Xiao, who also noticed the situation, couldn't help but immediately snorted in his heart. Zhou Yuan is really arrogant; Not only did he surpass Mu Liu and Han Yuan, he also wants to use me as his target?
Lu Xiao waved his sleeves, activating purple Genesis Qi to fill the area around him. The purple color was extremely pure, like the purple Qi that is formed when yin and yang converge between heaven and earth. It was a sign that he had activated his Genesis Qi to the maximum.
Purple Qi wrapped around Lu Xiao's feet, like purple clouds, and ascended rapidly, carrying Lu Xiao.
In just a few breaths, he had shaken Zhou Yuan off.
This scene caused some pitiful sighs from the outside world.
Zhou Yuan was not discouraged by this sight. Instead, his eyes were filled with excitement. He knew that the winner and loser had to be decided between him and Lu Xiao in the main pavilion master battle. In that case, why not start early?
He knew that if they compared Genesis Qi, Lu Xiao would be stronger than him. Adding to this, judging from the purity of the purple Genesis Qi, the Genesis Qi he cultivated should be at least at the peak of grade 7.
Zhou Yuan's World Subduing Heavenly Serpent Qi was also grade 7, but based on tyrannical power, he was confident that it could compete with grade 8 Genesis Qi.
This was the tyrannical skill of the Ancestral Dragon Scripture.
Therefore, he might indeed be weaker than Lu Xiao in terms of Genesis Qi cultivation level, but the Heavenly Serpent Qi he cultivated was stronger than Lu Xiao's Genesis Qi. From the comparison, the two sides were considered equal.
In that case, why do you think you could get rid of me?
Zhou Yuan smiled and formed a hand seal with one hand. Suddenly, a snake's cry echoed throughout the world, and blue Genesis Qi covered Zhou Yuan's body. Vaguely, the silhouette of a blue snake took shape.
The blue snake spiraled as Zhou Yuan stepped forward. At this moment, it seemed to be ascending on a snake and catching up with Lu Xiao at an astonishing speed.
In the outside world, countless people burst into earth-shattering uproar when they saw Zhou Yuan's speed skyrocket as he quickly chased after Lu Xiao.
No one thought that Zhou Yuan and Lu Xiao would fight with all their might when the battle for the position of head pavilion master was only in the ladder round.