Chapter 445 Accused of Cheating?
Chapter 445 Accused of Cheating?
"Damn it! What is this fourth trial all about? What should I do in this fourth trial? Defeating this baby, babysitting this baby, or what?!" Tang Li Xue complained in a frustrated tone.
Tang Li Xue felt really sorry for the cute-looking male baby that currently still bawling out loud.
She really wanted to hug and appeased the male baby to stop it from crying, but she still felt skeptical and afraid that the male baby was only the trap prepared by the trial to catch her off guard.
When Tang Li Xue still felt confused about what she must do next, the archaic voice suddenly spoke to her again: "This is...?! How could your age be less than one year old?! Your age is clearly around fifteen years old right now! You are cheating!"
Tang Li Xue blinked her topaz blue eyes again and again in disbelief with a dumbfounded expression as her mind was still slowly processing what the archaic voice had said to her.
"Eh? What did you just say?! EEEEEHHHHH?! What? Me? Cheating? Are you kidding me?! I do not even understand anything about the mechanism of the test or the trial until now! How the hell can I even cheat?!" Tang Li Xue shouted in disbelief and anger to defend herself.
"Since cheating has been detected, another suitable model will be build based on the target's current age as the target's opponent... Complete!" The archaic voice said again without any care about Tang Li Xue's opinion and scold.
The crystal orb that floating on the top of the altar shone so brightly once again without Tang Li Xue touched it this time.
"Damn it! This bast*rd is really pissing me off!" Tang Li Xue cursed while gritted her teeth in anger and annoyance since she could feel that the situation was not looking good for her.
From the archaic voice's words, Tang Li Xue managed to get some clues about this fourth trial.
In short, Tang Li Xue guessed that the crystal orb tested her cultivation's aptitude based on her current age and current cultivation rank, then it would create an enemy for her to face based on her age and cultivation rank to test her battle prowess and martial art's talent.
Tang Li Xue figured out that she only need to defeat that enemy to pass this fourth trial.
Tang Li Xue also knew that the crystal orb made a mistake before since it created an enemy based on her current age, this one-year-old male baby, for her to face before.
Actually, the crystal orb did not make any mistake at all since Tang Li Xue's current age was really less than one year old, but the will of this crystal palace tomb's owner seemed to accuse Tang Li Xue of cheating right now.
So, it seems the will of this crystal palace tomb's owner would use the crystal orb right now to create another much more powerful opponent for Tang Li Xue to face based on her appearance as fifteen years old girl.
Just like what Tang Li Xue had guessed just now, the will of this crystal palace tomb's owner really used the crystal orb to create a fifteen years old enemy for her to face in this fourth trial.
A fifteen years old handsome male who wore luxurious black clothes and held a cool-looking black-colored treasured sword was summoned out by the crystal orb this time.
Even without her [Extrasensory Perception] divine ability, Tang Li Xue could still sense how powerful this handsome male was from his intimidating aura.
Tang Li Xue immediately raised her vigilance to the maximum as she raised the [Scepter of Disaster] in her grasp toward the handsome male and put her battle stance.
"This is me when I am fifteen years old. Since I have not reached Immortal rank yet, you can call my current self Tian Jian (Heavenly Sword). Your objective is to use all of your martial arts, weapons, treasures, skills... You can use your everything to defeat my current fifteen years old self. You can even use any poison or hidden spell if you want to." The handsome male named Tian Jian said to Tang Li Xue with a monotonous tone.
Tang Li Xue rolled her topaz blue eyes and replied with an angry tone: "Use my everything to fight you? Your current cultivation is already at Foundation Establishment Stage, so how could I win against you even if I use my everything?! You accused me of cheating before, but you are the one that is clearly cheating right now!"
"I am not cheating. My cultivation when I am fifteen years old was truly at Rank 3 Foundation Establishment Stage, only half step away from reaching Rank 4." Tian Jian answered Tang Li Xue with a monotonous tone again.
Tang Li Xue sneered in disdain and retorted: "Only the young people below twenty years old with the cultivation not higher than Acupuncture Opening Stage could enter here. You should know about this too, right?"
"But now, you give me a Rank 3 Foundation Establishment Stage Cultivator as my opponent? If you do not want to hand over your inheritance so badly, why do you even need to bother to give an impossible trial like this? Just seal your tomb somewhere safe and put many protection arrays, so nobody could enter your tomb forever!" Tang Li Xue mocked mercilessly with a resentful tone.
"That is true, but all of you can still breakthrough to Foundation Establishment Stage after entering this Inheritance Ground Tablet. In fact, you should be glad since you face my fifteen years old self and not my twenty years old self instead." Tian Jian calmly retorted Tang Li Xue.
"Your twenty years old self?" Tang Li Xue frowned deeply in suspicion as she softly murmured.
"The cultivation of my twenty years old self is already at the peak of Core Formation Stage, only one step away from Nascent Soul Stage." Tian Jian said again with a monotonous tone.
Tang Li Xue almost slipped and fell in shock when she heard Tian Jian's reply.
"All right, our talking time is over. We only need to talk with our strength from now on! But before we fight..." Tian Jian muttered as he glared at the male baby that still bawling out loud near Tang Li Xue, then he suddenly thrust his treasured black sword toward the male baby.
"Watch out!" Tang Li Xue shouted with a stern tone to the male baby as her slender body reflexively flashed toward the male baby to save him from Tian Jian's attack.
[Sword Art of Mystic Harmony], Redirection Flow!
Tang Li Xue brandished the [Scepter of Disaster] in her grasp to meet with Tian Jian's treasured black sword.
Then Tang Li Xue skillfully redirected his powerful sword thrust toward the other direction with [Redirection Flow] when her [Scepter of Disaster] clashed against Tian Jian's treasured black sword.
Tian Jian's treasured black sword stabbed deeply onto the ground beside the male baby instead because of Tang Li Xue's [Redirection Flow].
However, Tian Jian quickly stretched his left hand to strangle the male baby's neck, but Tang Li Xue would never let him do what he wanted.
She immediately spun her upper body while her feet swiftly took a circular step, then she forcefully slashed the [Scepter of Disaster] in her grasp like swinging a sword with all of her strength.
[Sword Art of Mystic Harmony], Repelling Spin!
Tang Li Xue's [Scepter of Disaster] struck Tian Jian's left hand heavily until it was thrown back, but Tian Jian only took one step back when Tang Li Xue already used all of her strength in that slash.
His left hand did not even get injured by Tang Li Xue's strike.
It could easily be seen how far the strength difference between Tang Li Xue and Tian Jian was from this.
"Tsk, damn it! If only I wield the real sharp sword instead of this blunt scepter, I should have already cut off his left hand by now!" Tang Li Xue spoke in a regretful tone, while her left hand already grabbed the male baby and hugged him in her embrace.
Tang Li Xue quickly jumped back to keep her distance from Tian Jian, but unfortunately, Tian Jian already anticipated that and stabbed his treasured black sword repeatedly toward Tang Li Xue.
[Heaven Sword Technique], Flooding Stabs!
Tian Jian thrust his treasured black sword so fast toward Tang Li Xue until he created so many afterimages of his treasured black sword. It looked like Tang Li Xue was assaulted by a tsunami of black swords.
Tang Li Xue felt dumbfounded, and she dropped her jaw in shock, but she reacted very fast as she raised the [Scepter of Disaster] in her grasp again.
[Sword Art of Mystic Harmony], Tracing Counter!
Tang Li Xue suddenly thrust her [Scepter of Disaster] forward to meet with Tian Jian's [Flooding Stabs].
Tang Li Xue's [Scepter of Disaster] clashed violently head-on against Tian Jian's treasured black sword.
Tang Li Xue's [Tracing Counter] was actually used to trace the enemy's weakness and stabbed right through it.
No matter how fast that enemy movement to avoid or parry it, the [Tracing Counter] would track and chase after it.
Of course, [Tracing Counter] also has its weakness. It could only be used to counter the enemy's attack and could not be used to attack the enemy freely.
However, Tang Li Xue used her [Tracing Counter], not to attack his weakness, but to track Tian Jian's treasured black sword that moved so fast to stop his attack just now.
Yet Tang Li Xue was the one who got thrown off several meters backward after her attack clashed head-on against Tian Jian's attack.
She quickly somersaulted until her feet planted back onto the ground, but she was still forced to take a few steps back again after that because the momentum from Tian Jian's attack was too powerful.
Even after she stabilized herself, her right hand still felt numb and trembling violently. She could not even hold the [Scepter of Disaster] properly right now.
"YOU BAST*RD... How could you mercilessly try to kill a baby just like that?! He is only an innocent baby! He does not even have any strength to retaliate!" Tang Li Xue scolded Tian Jian with an angry tone.