Chapter 130: Flexible Use of Tactics (Part Two)
“Probably not. You should know that the Buddhist Sect’s reach is across the world, except Great Sui of course. Since you are smart, you should know that the existence of Great Sui, a nation that doesn’t respect Buddhism, is proof that the Buddhist Sect isn’t invincible. If they are invincible, there wouldn’t be Great Sui that has a history of more than 100 years. Don’t forget that there is also the Daoist Sect in Great Sui. That guy named Great Wheel Wisdom King in Great Wheel Temple on Great Snow Mountain has four disciples, and they are known as Four Heavenly Lords. My senior brother is the leader of Daoism, so he is on the same level as that wisdom king. My senior brother also has four disciples; they might not be weaker than those four so-called heavenly lords.”
Fang Jie nodded and said, “Hopefully.”
“Damn it! Are you a member of Great Sui? What is that attitude? Do you think the Daoist Sect is inferior to the Buddhist Sect?” Xiang Qingniu asked angrily.
“Me?” Fang Jie froze for a second and thought, “Am I a member of Great Sui? I guess?”
Just as Xiang Qingniu was about to mock Fang Jie after not hearing a reply, the bronze gong sounded from afar. The professors of the Martial Arts Academy were reminding the participants that the last test was about to begin.
Xiang Qingniu glared at Fang Jie and said, “Alright, I will let you go for now. Go do your test first. I’m one of the supervisors in the last test. Since you gave me some candies, I will help you a little.”
“Thanks.” It was rare for Fang Jie to be so polite toward Xiang Qingniu.
Xiang Qingniu froze for a second before asking awkwardly, “Shouldn’t you be humble? You should say with pride that you don’t need anyone’s help and are going to get a high rating on your own.”
“A man of virtue would do that. Do you think I’m a man of virtue?” Fang Jie asked.
Xiang Qingniu nodded with sudden understanding. “You aren’t a man of virtue even if I observed with my butt.”
“I admire your ability.” Fang Jie cupped his hands.
“You are too polite.” Xiang Qingniu returned the gesture.
The last test was individual combat, which wasn’t surprising. The Martial Arts Academy already arranged the schedule, and thousands of participants gathered on the training field and got ready. The winners would move onto the next round and pick their opponents. After several rounds, the top ten participants would receive excellent ratings.
Without a doubt, this was a cruel test.
Except for the first round that was arranged by the academy, the rest of the matches would be unknown. The participants who could finish the first round quickly would be powerful cultivation masters; this wasn’t a piece of good news for Fang Jie who had no cultivation strength.
In terms of group fights, the participants from the military had the advantage. However, in individual combat, the members of big families who were taught by famous teachers were better.
Also, Fang Jie was sure that as soon as he won the first round, many people would come to challenge him. Many people wanted to stomp him on this occasion, especially those from big families.
Even if a member of a big family did horrible in previous tests, this person would be a hero among his peers as soon as he defeated Fang Jie, even though Fang Jie knocked away Xie Fuyao who was famous in Great Sui.
While Fang Jie was having a headache, Xiang Qingniu was also having a headache. Sitting on the stage, he looked at all the participants and murmured to himself in an apologetic tone, “Little Fang Jie, it isn’t that I don’t want to help. In this situation, I can only talk to the professors and try to get a weak opponent for you in the first round. After that, you are on your own.”
At the same time, Lu Fan from Chen State looked at the name of his opponent, and his lips twitched.
“Damn it!” Lu Fan cursed and spat out a mouthful of spit mixed with blood.
His opponent was Fang Jie.
He didn’t know if he was unlucky or someone was playing him. Earlier, he got beat several times.
First, he failed in sneak-attacking Fang Jie and got kicked by that lieutenant named Zhang Kuang. Then, when he tried to create an alliance with Cui Pingzhou and Pei Chuxing, he got kicked by Pei Chuxing. Even though the two people who kicked him held back their strength, Lu Fan was still injured.
In front of the training field, his sea of qi was easily sealed by Xie Fuyao’s Four-Symbol Finger. Now, his strength was less than half of his prime!