Before this Duo Long and Wei Xiaobao were very optimistic, Jiumozhi and Song Qingshu would win two matches, and it didn’t matter if he directly surrendered to the opponent. How could he know that Jiumozhi would have an accident, and his own match would actually determine the success or failure of this mission!
In the entire Qing Dynasty officialdom, if there was a person who made all officials frightened, it was the Golden Serpent King of Shandong.
In the past few years, the high-ranking generals of the Qing army and the imperial court commanders who lost their lives under Yuan Chengzhi’s Golden Serpent Sword were not just eighty or one hundred. In addition, they defeated the Qing army several times, resulting in the growing momentum of the Golden Serpent Camp in Shandong.
The other two issues were naturally Wu Sangui, the opportunistic king of Pingxi in Shanhai Pass, and Prince Hongli, who boasted his own strength in Shengjing and coveted the throne.
Duo Long thought in his heart that if it had nothing to do with the overall situation, it didn’t matter if he admitted defeat. But now, it had become a big deal, and he couldn’t be compared with his opponent. So, if he surrendered directly to Yuan Chengzhi, a major criminal, and returned to the capital, the Emperor would definitely not take that lightly. And his poor life would be over.
He had the intention to fight but he knew that his martial arts was far from Yuan Chengzhi’s equal, and that the opponent hated the Qing Court to the bone. This guy was notoriously cruel to the Qing officials. ‘I guess this poor life will have to be sacrificed for the Emperor’ Duo Long was in a dilemma.
At the moment, Jiumozhi was secretly adjusting the chaotic energy in his body, and had no time to pay attention to the matters in the contest. Song Qingshu sighed, knowing that today’s matter was no longer in their favor, and turned around to persuade, “Chief, you can just admit defeat. After all, life is more important. I will explain it to the Emperor for you. After all, there was a reason for this matter. I was too careless before, and I didn’t calculate the fight would come to this.”
“Have you finished whispering over there, have you discussed it well? If you can’t send someone up, then just give in. You can’t just keep dragging, or should we wait forever?” The Mount Tai Sect sent a Taoist priest to ask them sarcastically.
Song Qingshu was angry, but knew that it was indeed their own fault, and he couldn’t refute it. Seeing Duo Long’s face turning blue and white, he knew that the man wanted to fight, but Song Qingshu, as a modern man, didn’t regard his life as so worthless, and was about to admit defeat, “We admit defeat in the third match…”
At this time, a cold voice came from behind, “The third match will be handed over to this one.”
Song Qingshu turned his head in surprise, only to see a young man in red clothes, who looked like a woman, had appeared behind him.
“Who is this person?”
“I don’t know, but looking at his fragile appearance, he is definitely not the opponent of the Golden Serpent King.”
Hearing the doubts of the disciples, the heads of the various sects looked at each other. Even the most knowledgeable Master Fang Zheng could not recognize this handsome young man who suddenly appeared.
It turns out that Dongfang Bubai has not come down from the Black Wood Cliff for decades. Naturally, few people in the wulin had seen his true face, and it was reasonable to not recognize him.
Different from the others, Yuan Chengzhi had perfected internal and external martial arts, so he has a keen sense of danger. When Dongfang Bubai appeared, he had an overwhelming feeling in his whole body , and he had an ominous premonition in his heart.
“The third one is obviously that officer, why are you changing it?” After resting for so long, Zuo Lengchan was finally feeling better. He also faintly felt the danger of Dongfang Bubai, and did not want to change anything. So, he subconsciously wanted to stop him.
Dongfang Bubai, didn’t even bother to look at him. His expression didn’t fluctuate at all. Song Qingshu gave a wry smile, and had no choice but to argue, “We never said who the third person was. Besides, did you not keep the dignified Golden Serpent King hidden in the dark as well?”
Zuo Lengchan couldn’t help but be speechless, so he hummed coldly, turned to sit down, and started to heal the internal injuries he suffered.
Dongfang Bubai smiled faintly, and walked slowly onto the arena step by step.
Yuan Chengzhi felt that every time the opponent took a step, his heart couldn’t help but shake. When the opponent stepped onto the arena, he realized that his internal energy had been disturbed by the opponent’s step. Under the horror, he subconsciously unsheathed the Golden Serpent Sword. Yuan Chengzhi’s heart slowly calmed down when the unique and familiar touch of the Golden Serpent Sword came in his hand.
Dongfang Bubai glanced at him with admiration and asked, “Your Excellency is the Golden Serpent King who claims to be the number one martial artist in the Central Plains in recent years?”
“There is always a heaven above the heavens, as there are many experts in the world, and this title of number one in the Central Plains, Yuan dare not deserve it.” Yuan Chengzhi replied, while guarding against any attacks. He didn’t know why he was feeling like that. The other side clearly looked like a weak girl. But his instinct told him that the other party was extremely dangerous.
“You don’t dare to be?” Dongfang Bubai sneered, “Let me try your skills.” As soon as his voice fell, the person appeared in front of Yuan Chengzhi, and a few silver needles pierced towards him.
“Huh?” Dongfang Bubai whispered, he noticed a flash of golden light in front of him, and his opponent had already retreated from the original place.
Yuan Chengzhi’s temple was full of cold weat. Just now, he was completely on guard, but he didn’t expect the opponent’s speed to be as fast as lightning. He knew that if it weren’t for the Gold-wire Vest Protector, he would have been restrained by the opponent with just one move, and he could have been seriously injured, or even dead!
“It’s a bit interesting, your response is good, and the swordsmanship is quite unique.” Dongfang Bubai looked at the small opening in the sleeve of his opponent’s Golden Serpent Sword, and said with a smile.
All the masters at the peak were astonished. Among the flashing lights just now, none of them could see the movements of the man in red clothes.
As for those as strong as Fang Zheng and others, they could barely see a red phantom. Song Qingshu’s face was also a bit ugly. Although he had seen the battle between Dongfang Bubai and the Sunflower Elder before, he got a clear idea from this fight with Yuan Chengzhi. When Dongfang Bubai got serious, if you didn’t have something to protect your body, you’re dead.
“Just who is your excellency?” Yuan Chengzhi was terrified, and became even more vigilant.
Dongfang Bubai did not answer, a red light flashed past, and once again attacked Yuan Chengzhi.
With the experience of the last time, Yuan Chengzhi was obviously not as unprepared as he was just now.
The ever-changing movement was one of the best in the world. Yuan Chengzhi used it in the past to prevent his opponents from even touching the corners of his clothes. He did not expect that this time in front of this man in red, that would be like a child’s play.
Everyone in Mount Tai saw the golden light in the center of the arena. It turned out that Yuan Chengzhi had brought the Golden Serpent Swordplay to the extreme and protected the vitals around him.
When the golden light flashed, the red figure suddenly flashed several feet away. Everyone saw a sneer on his lips, then turned into a red shadow to attack the golden light.
Except for the two or three people on the top of the Jade Emperor Peak who could barely see their movements, everyone else could only see a group of golden lights dancing erratically in the arena, wandering around. And then, a red shadow, almost imperceptible, sometimes appeared above, sometimes appeared on the side of the golden light. The golden light was being attacked from all directions.
Two groups of lights often split at the faintest of a touch, but with each contact, the golden light dimmed a bit. The expressions of the people who could see what was happening in the arena changed one after another.
With the sound of clashing of steel, the two finally separated.
Looking at Yuan Chengzhi, who was standing in the field with a red dot on the center of his eyebrows and gradually fading light in his eyes, Song Qingshu sighed in his heart, ‘Today Miss Youyou might become a new widow.’ (Goblin: good for you mc!)