Chapter 902 Waited for Windfalls
The Nightmare Canyon was shaped like a large spindle, with a wide center and pointy ends.
The place where Murong Jinghong and Xiao Yulong stood was the only way out. If the students wanted to end the hunting competition and return to the registration office of the academy, they had to pass through here.
Xiao Yulong said proudly, “Jinghong Fairy, I think it’s a good idea to stake out this place. Let’s just wait here. Everyone who passes by has to give us half of their Spirit Stones. At that time, the first place will belong to us.”
Murong Jinghong nodded. Although she didn’t like Xiao Yulong very much, she had to admit that it was a good idea.
Not only would it save them a lot of trouble, but she would also achieve her ultimate goal. No matter who got the most Spirit Stones, he would have to give half of them to her.
The competition hours passed. On the morning of the second day, three figures appeared at the exit of the Nightmare Canyon. They were the team of Yun Qianqian and Fang Qiong’er.
After robbing Xue Pan and his men, they took inventory of their Spirit Stones and found that they had a bountiful harvest. Therefore, they did not dally any longer in the canyon and immediately returned. However, they never expected to encounter Murong Jinghong and Xiao Yulong, who eyed them like tigers eyeing their prey.
Fang Qiong’er and Yun Qianqian were very smart. When they saw these three people, they immediately understood what was going on. No wonder they didn’t see the strongest team in the canyon. It turned out that they were waiting here.
Seeing Fang Qiong’er’s stunned look, Xiao Yulong said proudly, “Two beauties, you didn’t expect this, did you? Is it a surprise?
“We’ve known each other for many years. We won’t make things difficult for you. You have to give us half of your Spirit Stones if you want to pass through here.”
Fang Qiong’er shouted angrily, “Don’t even think about it. Why should we give you half of the Spirit Stones we worked so hard to get?”
Xiao Yulong said, “Why? With Jinghong Fairy and my combined strength, do you think you can fight against us?”
Yun Qianqian said, “We’ll have to fight before we know who is stronger.”
Xiao Yulong said, “You refuse to be convinced until you are faced with the grim reality. If you want to fight, then let’s fight.”
After that, he stepped toward Fang Qiong’er. In his previous impression, Fang Qiong’er was only at the middle stage of the Voiding Realm, far from being his rival.
However, he was shocked when they started fighting. After taking the Voidbreaker Pill, Fang Qiong’er had reached the late stage of the Voiding Realm so they were at the same level. Moreover, her martial arts attainment was not weak at all. The two were locked in a stalemate for a while.
Seeing that a big fight was inevitable, Murong Jinghong confronted Yun Qianqian. The remaining two students also began to fight with each other.
Although Yun Qianqian had also taken a Voidbreaker Pill, she was only at the early stage of the Voiding Realm before and now she had just improved to the middle stage of Voiding Realm.
As the number one master of the Tortoise Academy, Murong Jinghong had already reached the final stage of the Voiding Realm, so there was no suspense about their fight.
After three moves, Murong Jinghong’s palm landed on Yun Qianqian’s shoulder and knocked her to the ground.
Although she was unwilling to admit defeat, Yun Qianqian still said simply, “I admit defeat.”
At the same time, the other student of her team also lost to the old student of Murong Jinghong’s team.
Although Fang Qiong’er and Xiao Yulong were in a stalemate, she saw that her two companions had lost and the top master Murong Jinghong was standing next to her. Therefore, she knew that she would definitely lose if she continued to fight.
She could only step back with a sigh and tossed her Storage Ring to Murong Jinghong.
In the blink of an eye, half of the Spirit Stones that they had gotten were taken away. Then, they walked out of the canyon and became the first team to finish the competition.
Then, the members of other teams returned to the exit one after another. Seeing that Fang Qiong’er and Yun Qianqian, who were really powerful, had been defeated, they lost the courage to resist and handed over their Spirit Stones obediently.
Resistance was useless. In any case, they could keep half of their Spirit Stones.
Seeing the increasing number of Spirit Stones in the ring, Xiao Yulong could not conceal his delight.
There was only a quarter of an hour left before the end of the competition. All the students participating in the hunting competition, except Qin Haodong’s team, had already returned to the exit.
Even Xue Pan, He Kaishan and their companion, who were poisoned, returned with the help of the team of Zhao Kai and Gao Haisheng. Although there were not many Spirit Stones left in their rings, coming back was much better than lying in the forest.
Xue Pan chose a stone and sat down. When he saw Murong Jinghong and Xiao Yulong blocking the exit of the canyon, he said with hatred, “Qin Haodong, although you robbed my Spirit Stones, I want to see how you will suffer a loss at the hands of Jinghong Fairy.”
In his opinion, no matter how strong Qin Haodong was, it was impossible for him to be stronger than Murong Jinghong. Moreover, this was the only way to go. Thus, Qin Haodong would inevitably be robbed.
Although he couldn’t get a single Spirit Stone from Qin Haodong, he would be delighted to watch him being robbed.
Seeing that the last team had not returned yet, others also began to talk about it.
“What’s going on? Why hasn’t that guy come back yet? Is he afraid of Jinghong Fairy?”
“It’s useless to be afraid. There’s only a quarter of an hour left. If he continues to hide, the academy will confiscate all his Spirit Stones.”
“This guy robbed our Spirit Stones, but in the end, he still has to give half of them to Jinghong Fairy obediently…”
Most of the old students present had been robbed by Qin Haodong. They were all indignant and waited to see him suffer a loss.
Finally, with only ten minutes left, Qin Haodong and the Little Witch came out of the canyon.
Xiao Yulong took two steps forward and said proudly, “Brat, it’s useless to hide. Hurry up and give us your Spirit Stones.”
Qin Haodong glanced at him and said with a smile, “I saw you robbing other students here long ago. Do you know why we didn’t come out until now?”
Xiao Yulong smiled disdainfully. “What else? You must be scared out of your wits by me and Jinghong Fairy.”
The other onlookers also joined in, venting their dissatisfaction.
“Brat, don’t talk nonsense. Hurry up and get your money out.”
“You robbed me just now but now you are robbed by others…”
“Jinghong Fairy ranks first. Xiao Yulong ranks third. Why do you want to compete with them? Just take your money out…”
Qin Haodong ignored those people and said lightly, “The reason why I came out now is to let you rob more money for us.”
“Shame on you. He is so shameless…”
“What do you mean? Can you rob Jinghong Fairy of her money? Isn’t that a joke?”
As soon as he finished speaking, the crowd burst into an uproar. When it came to fighting with the team of Murong Jinghong and Xiao Yulong, no one was optimistic about Qin Haodong’s chances.
Xiao Yulong said proudly, “Did you hear that? Take out your money if you know what’s good for you.”
“Stop dreaming. I’ll show you our strength now.”
After saying that, Qin Haodong pulled Zhao Xingyue back and said to the Little Witch, “Hongying, sorry to disturb you.”
“Oh, My God! Can this guy be that shameless? After talking for such a long time, he retreated and let a woman fight first…”
“I don’t think he has any other choice. He can only rely on the Little Witch’s summoning skill.”
“Hush! Let’s see what the Little Witch can summon this time.”
Everyone looked over at the Little Witch and saw that she had taken out a crystal ball. The Gate of Life slowly opened in the hexagram.
Murong Jinghong, who had been silent all this while, became serious when she saw that the Little Witch had finished summoning. After all, the summoning of the Little Witch was full of unknowns. If she really summoned a high-ranking demonic beast, she would not be able to deal with it.
When the Gate of Life opened, several black shadows leaped out. They were the Hellhounds, the sixth-level demonic beasts.
Four Hellhounds scurried out from the Gate of Life. Each of them had three massive heads and six blood-red eyes which scanned the area in front of them.
After seeing them, Murong Jinghong was relieved. With the divine weapon Jinghong Sword in her hand, as long as they were not seventh-level demonic beasts, they would not pose any threat to her.
The Little Witch was slightly disappointed but the sixth-level demonic beasts were much stronger than the little sheep. She commanded the Hellhounds to pounce on the three people on the opposite side.
The Hellhound was one of the more powerful sixth-level demonic beasts. Its power was at least comparable to that of a cultivator at the late stage of the Voiding Realm.
Fighting with the Hellhounds, the old student in Murong Jinghong’s team was at a disadvantage after one round. A piece of flesh was ripped from his arm by one of the Hellhound’s heads.
Xiao Yulong was barely able to protect himself when facing a Hellhound. He wasn’t able to gain the upper hand at all.
At this critical moment, a golden light flashed in Murong Jinghong’s hand. She unsheathed the Jinghong Sword from her back.
Jinghong Sword was said to be one of the few divine artifacts on the Lingwu Continent, possessing extraordinary power. The other two Hellhounds had just pounced on her and were slashed into two by the Jinghong Sword in her hand. Their red blood splattered all over the ground.
The crowd exclaimed when they saw this sword killing two extremely ferocious Hellhounds.
“Worthy of being Jinghong Fairy, these Hellhounds aren’t her match at all…”
“First place is first place. It seems that the Little Witch is going to lose this time.”
Seeing the scene in front of him, Qin Haodong sighed. If the Little Witch could deal with the three people in front of him, he would not have to make a move.
After all, the Energy Explosion Pill was his secret. The later it was exposed, the better it would be. But now it seemed that it was difficult to realize his wish.
The moment he sighed, Murong Jinghong killed the remaining two Hellhounds.
Her cultivation had already reached the final stage of the Voiding Realm. With the power of the Jinghong Sword in her hand, this kind of sixth-level demonic beasts could not withstand a single blow.
Seeing the four Hellhounds dying just like that, the Little Witch stamped her feet in anger but there was nothing she could do.
Xiao Yulong put away the long sword in his hand and said proudly, “How about that? Now you know how powerful we are. Hurry up and give us your money.”
The Little Witch sneered and said, “What’s there to be proud of? You’re not the powerful one. You can’t even defeat one of my dogs.”
Xiao Yulong’s face suddenly turned red with shame. If it weren’t for Murong Jinghong’s help, he would at most be tied with the Hellhound.
He seemed to sense the mocking eyes around him and shouted angrily, “Little girl, I’ll let you know my strength today!”
After that, he reached out to grab the Little Witch.
Without her summoning skill, the Little Witch would only be at the late stage of the Apotheosis Realm at best. This kind of cultivation was nothing in his eyes, so his attack came without the slightest scruple.
However, right at this moment, a powerful momentum soared into the sky and pressured Xiao Yulong to the point of being unable to breathe.
A white palm grew in size before his eyes. Then a crisp sound rang out in the canyon. Xiao Yulong was swept away.
The sudden change startled everyone. Xiao Yulong was a master at the late stage of the Voiding Realm. How could he be so easily thrown out like a fly?