Above Xuanzhou City, there were two imposing figures standing opposite each other, attracting everybody’s attention.
There was an atmosphere of excitement in the city. They originally thought that the Qiu clan would certainly take the victory in the Prefecture Lord battle, but who would have thought that there would be such a dramatic change?
Zhou Yuan was thought to be an ordinary youngster, but he turned out to be an Asura who had been concealing his strength.
Therefore, everybody of Xuanzhou City was now all very curious who would win in the end when Zhou Yuan and Mo Yuan faced off against each other.
At a high altitude.
Two different gushes of Genesis Qi were constantly ascending. Each occupied half of the sky. As the Genesis Qi passed by, the surrounding space trembled violently with rumbles that sounded like thunder.
Sparks sputtered as Zhou Yuan’s and Mo Yuan’s gazes collided.
“Ever since I stepped into the advanced Divine Dwelling stage, I haven’t seen someone of the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage dare to stand in front of me.” Mo Yuan grinned, revealing his white teeth. “I have killed many enemies in the past, but I never expected someone to intend to do the same to me?”
The moment his voice fell, an explosion of Genesis Qi violently shook the surrounding space. His figure appeared directly above Zhou Yuan, laughing wildly, and his black iron cudgel, wrapped in mighty power, was fiercely swung downward.
A cudgel shadow sped past, like stars twinkling in the sky. In a rough glance, there were at least seven million stars.
Previously, when Mo Yuan had defeated Yi Qiushui and Liu Zhixuan, although there was the power of eight million Genesis Qi stars, that was only because the attack was strengthened by a high-grade Heaven-tier Genesis technique, but now it was completely his own strength.
The Genesis Qi foundation of seven million Genesis Qi stars was enough to make countless advanced Divine Dwelling experts lose their luster.
“If you want to use me as a stepping stone to strengthen yourself, you have to see if you’re qualified first!”
Along with Mo Yuan’s wild laughter were shadows of cudgels obscuring the sky. The next moment they bombarded Zhou Yuan under countless horrified gazes, causing the surrounding space to shatter.
“The foundation of seven million Genesis Qi stars...no wonder he is a heaven pride of Hunyuan Heaven.”
Zhou Yuan squinted his eyes and smiled. “If I hadn’t made a breakthrough in the Ancestral Dragon Scripture, my Genesis Qi foundation really couldn’t be compared to his.”
Zhou Yuan was after all still at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage. Even if he had had extraordinary encounters before, his foundation could only reach five million Genesis Qi stars. But following his breakthrough in the Ancestral Dragon Scripture, his Genesis Qi had evolved into the grade-seven World Subduing Heavenly Serpent Qi, and his Genesis Qi foundation within the Divine Dwellings had also greatly surged.
It was also because of this that he was able to defeat Qing Ling in one punch.
And if his Ancestral Dragon Scripture hadn’t evolved, he knew that he would inevitably be stuck in a bitter and tragic battle against powerful figures of the Divine Dwelling stage such as Mo Yuan.
But unfortunately...in this world, there was no ‘if’.
Zhou Yuan gripped the Heavenly Yuan Brush tightly, and the snowy white tip suddenly turned jet black. The brush’s body violently shook, then met the vast shadows below head on.
The chanting of ancient whales reverberated throughout the world, and numerous ancient whale images appeared out of thin air
The brush shadow and cudgel shadow collided all of a sudden. A metallic clang resounded like a thunderstorm, and shock waves visible to the naked away swept across the area.
The entire Xuanzhou City shook.
Countless gazes filled with shocked horror looked up at the sky, only to see that the giant cudgel shadow that swung down had unexpectedly frozen in the air. Under the giant cudgel was a black mottled brush that unexpectedly withstood its attack. It seemed small, but it blocked the cudgel’s attack and made it unable to advance any farther.
Around the black brush hovered ancient whale images. Genesis Qi overflowed, revealing countless Genesis Qi stars.
There were at least eight million!
Gasps of shock suddenly rang throughout Xuanzhou City as the various factions all stared dumbfounded at the scene. A foundation of eight million Genesis Qi stars?
His Genesis Qi foundation was even stronger than Mo Yuan’s!
This was unbelievable!
And the most critical thing was that Zhou Yuan was only at the intermediate Divine Divine Dwelling stage! If he entered the advanced stage, wouldn’t his Genesis Qi foundation reach the terrifying level of tens of millions!?
Although one’s Genesis Qi foundation alone couldn’t represent absolute strength, it was ultimately a huge advantage of its own.
Everyone on the Yi clan’s side, including Yi Qianji, Liu Tianying and Yi Qiushui, were still in a state of shocked disbelief. They had already overestimated Zhou Yuan’s strength as much as possible, but still nobody had expected that he would possess such a powerful Genesis Qi foundation.
The people on the Qiu clan’s side turned pale. Patriarch Qiu Long hissed through gritted teeth, “I underestimated that kid. To possess such a foundation at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage, I really don’t know how many fortuitous opportunities he must have had.
“But even though one’s Genesis Qi foundation is important, Mo Yuan is a direct disciple of the Heavenly Spirit Sect. Once he unleashes his true power, the gap between them can no longer be compensated by a mere million Genesis Qi stars!”
The other elders of the Qiu clan nodded repeatedly. Even if he had a powerful Genesis Qi foundation, his strength also depended on how it was used.
High above in the sky, Mo Yuan’s pupils shrank. A solemn look came onto his arrogant face.
“Eight million Genesis Qi stars as foundation...
“Amazing, if you were at the advanced Divine Dwelling stage, I would be inferior to you.
“But, a powerful Genesis Qi foundation alone doesn’t mean much!”
Mo Yuan knew that if strength was based on Genesis Qi foundation alone, then in the entire Hunyuan Heaven, Su Youwei of the Zixiao Region would be the strongest person because she had opened up a rare yin and yang Qi Dwelling when she was still at the Qi Nourishing stage. And once she had reached the Divine Dwelling stage, her Divine Dwellings had mutated and opened up ten Divine Dwellings, which very rarely happened in the world!
Her Genesis Qi foundation was simply unrivaled. Even Zhao Mushen and Wu Yao, who were ranked higher than her on the Divine Dwelling List, couldn’t be compared to her in terms of their Genesis Qi foundation.
But if they were to battle against each other, Zhao Mushen’s and Wu Yao’s fighting powers would most likely not be weaker than hers.
Mo Yuan’s eyes turned sharp and piercing. He lifted his head and roared skywards as he performed a hand seal with both hands at lightning speed. Mighty Genesis Qi of the universe gathered together like a storm, eventually transforming into a waning crescent moon of around one hundred feet in the sky.
The waning moon sprinkled infinite moonlight onto the ground, which turned into the purest of Genesis Qi and entered Mo Yuan’s body in an endless stream.
“That’s a high-grade Heaven-tier Genesis technique of the Heavenly Spirit Sect, the Genesis Moon technique!”
“This technique will provide a continuous stream of Genesis Qi to support its caster. With this technique, Mo Yuan’s Genesis Qi will be greatly strengthened!”
The Genesis Qi within Mo Yuan’s body continued to climb steadily. He folded his hands together and roared again, “Mountainous Heavenly Ape Transformation!”
Genesis Qi surged, and a tremendous and incomparably ancient ape-like shadow took shape. The level of ferociousness was far greater than that in the previous battle against Yi Qiushui and Liu Zhixuan.
Genesis Qi stormed throughout the entire place.
Countless people visibly paled visibly at the sight of the change. Mo Yuan was indeed worthy of being ranked on the Divine Dwelling List. He had performed two high-grade Heavenly Genesis techniques one after another, which clearly displayed the powerful foundation of the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
After all, even in Tianyuan Region, high-grade Heaven-tier Genesis techniques were considered to be top skills. Even influential families like the Yi and Qiu families only possessed one Heaven-tier Genesis technique, each.
“Haha, since you have made me reveal two high-grade Heaven-tier Genesis techniques at the same time, even if you lose today, it is enough to make you known throughout Tianyuan Region!”
Having performed two high-grade Heaven-tier Genesis techniques, Mo Yuan felt destructive power flooding his body. He stood in the air, staring at Zhou Yuan sternly as his laughter shook the world.
It was only then that he managed to suppress all the fear that Zhou Yuan’s eight million Genesis Qi foundation had brought.
Zhou Yuan looked at the arrogant Mo Yuan with a bright smile.
“Thank you so much for helping me become famous.”
Mo Yuan strode across the air, his howl shaking the air.
“Let’s see if you can live past today first!”