Library of Heaven is Path
1609 Why Don“t I Give It a Try Too?
"Luo Xuanqing won't be a match for him!" Zhang Xuan could not help but shake his head.
"The fact that the young man from the Great Phrontistery of Confucianism is able to make the Spatial Top stand for several seconds means that his grasp over space is already nearing the level of Spatial Quintessence." Luo Ruoxin nodded in agreement. "In comparison, Luo Xuanqing still has much to improve on. Furthermore, the battle techniques that they cultivate are not on the same tier. It's only a matter of time before Luo Xuanqing loses."
The Hundred Schools of Philosophers were filled with experts who had inherited Kong shi's heritage. They had all kinds of powerful battle techniques that were on par with, if not surpassing, those of the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters. No matter how powerful the Luo Clan's battle techniques were, there was no way that they could compete with them.
Zhang Xuan sighed deeply in response as he continued watching the battle on the stage.
At this moment, Mo-er had already begun launching his counterattack. His movements were extremely simple; he raised his finger and tapped the space in front of him lightly.
The space around Luo Xuanqing was immediately sealed up tightly, unable to be broken no matter how much force one exerted against it. Luo Xuanqing swiftly executed a series of ferocious assault in order to break free from the sealed space but to no avail.
Recognizing the technique used, Luo Ruoxin explained, "This is a spatial art known as the 'Mirror Sealing Art'."
"Mirror Sealing Art?"
"It serves to seal a person within a completely isolated space, a little reminiscent to the world within a mirror. No matter how those within a mirror struggle, they will never be able to break free of their constraints and harm those on the other side of the mirror… That is basically the principle of the battle technique. To utilize the power of space to seal others in another dimension, unable to break free," Luo Ruoxin explained grimly. "In terms of prowess, it's inferior to your Spatial Quintessence of Sealing, but the effects are roughly similar.
"It's indeed a formidable move, but… it's true that Luo Xuanqing won't be able to harm the other party if he is sealed within a mirror-like space, but won't the other party be unable to attack him?"
As powerful as the battle technique sounded, it had a fatal flaw.
The effect worked both ways. While the cultivator inside the sealed space was unable to harm those outside, those outside would not be able to harm the cultivator inside.
It went without saying, it would still be a formidable technique in a group battle, but in a one-on-one duel, it seemed to be a waste of time and energy. After all, nothing would be achieved from this move!
In contrast, there were some variations of spatial sealing arts where the caster could travel freely in and out of the sealed space in principle, which would make them a more efficient technique in a one-on-on.
"It's true that the other party won't be able to harm Luo Xuanqing unless the mirror-like space is destroyed… Nevertheless, the fact that the other party controls the mirror means that he has the initiative in the battle, thus putting him in a favorable position," Luo Ruoxin said.
"I see…" Zhang Xuan nodded slightly before falling silent.
Being in control of the mirror-like space meant that Mo-er could decide where and when the space should break, thus allowing him to make a move whenever he wanted and catch the person within the space off guard.
"I admit that this mirror-like space is a good concept, but it isn't that easy to trap Luo Xuanqing!" Zhang Xuan said.
Right after those words were spoken, Luo Xuanqing's hair suddenly rose, and a unique surge of energy wrapped itself on the surface of his body. His aura grew more powerful and imposing, reminiscent of a ferocious tiger.
He thrust his palm forward forcefully.
The mirror-like space shattered into innumerable fragments.
"He has activated his bloodline?" Luo Ruoxin frowned.
With her eye of discernment, she could tell that Mo-er's mastery of space far surpassed that of Luo Xuanqing, and Luo Xuanqing himself should have realized that fact as well. Cornered, Luo Xuanqing had no choice but to activate his bloodline ability.
With the augmentation of the Luo Clan's bloodline, Luo Xuanqing's sensitivity toward space was enhanced tremendously, thus allowing him to break the mirror-like space and attack Mo-er directly.
As the two palms collided, a furious gale raged in the area.
Countless cracks surfaced on the floor of the elevated platform like a spider's web.
"Luo Xuanqing has lost…" Zhang Xuan shook his head.
"The other party's comprehension of spatial laws, cultivation, and battle techniques are all above his. There's no way Luo Xuanqing could have won…" Luo Ruoxin shook her head and sighed.
Right after those words were spoken, Luo Xuanqing was forced to retreat eight steps before a frenzied spurt of blood spewed from his mouth. His body wavered a little before eventually collapsing to the ground.
After subduing Luo Xuanqing with a single palm strike, Mo-er clasped his fist before turning around and returning to the group with a nonchalant look on his face, as if he had just accomplished something insignificant.
"Young Master Xuanqing!"
An elder hurriedly rushed forward to feed Luo Xuanqing a pill and infused some zhenqi into him, and only then did the latter recover a little.
The injuries that he had sustained and the side effects from activating his bloodline had left his limbs with a wobbly feeling, devoid of any strength.
"I have embarrassed the clan. Please punish me…" With a pale face, Luo Xuanqing staggered up to his father and kneeled down.
"Rise. You aren't to be blamed for this matter…" In that moment, Luo Ganzhen looked as if he had aged ten years.
All along, while he would not be so arrogant as to say that the heritage of their Luo Clan was the top in the world, he did not think that they were too far from it. Yet, who would have thought that they would be utterly defeated in their field of specialty?
Throughout the entire battle, that Mo-er person had only executed spatial arts, and faced with such a situation, they really had no choice but to admit their defeat.
"Yes…" Luo Xuanqing lowered his head shamefully.
It was one thing for him to be unable to defeat Zhang Xuan in the same cultivation realm, but to think that he would not be a match for these people either… The feeling of superiority that he had always felt as a genius of the Luo Clan suddenly popped like a bubble, leaving not a single trace behind.
"Father, what do we do now?" Luo Xuanqing asked telepathically with clenched fists.
While his cultivation was only at Dimension Sundering realm primary stage, due to the purity of his bloodline, he could already be considered the strongest expert among the younger generation of the Luo Clan. While there were plenty of other Luo Clan offspring beneath a hundred years old who were in a higher cultivation realm than him, they were unlikely to be a match for the crowd from the Hundred Schools of Philosophers in a fight in the same cultivation realm.
Furthermore, based on what Nangong Yuanfeng had said, it seemed like the person whom he had faced was the weakest of their group, and yet, he did not stand the slightest chance at victory at all… Things really were not in their favor!
Luo Ganzhen hesitated for a moment before replying. "There's nothing we can do… unless your younger sister is willing to make a move!"
Currently, the person who commanded the highest control over space was not him or any other elders but that daughter of his!
Having assimilated the Dimension Silencer, while she had not comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing yet, her ability to manipulate space would never lose against those fellows before them.
"But ever since the Zhang Clan departed, she's locked herself in her room, unwilling to come out," Luo Xuanqing said gloomily.
As Luo Qiqi's elder brother, he could feel the deep emotions that she had for Zhang Xuan, and for Zhang Xuan to reject her publicly and leave with another woman… this blow was simply too great for someone as young as her to take.
She needed some time to come to terms with the matter, and he was unwilling to bother her at a time like this.
"This is an emergency situation, so it's no time for her to be throwing a tantrum. Quick, call her out!" Luo Ganzhen instructed.
After a moment of hesitation, Luo Xuanqing nodded before rising to his feet, intending to head off to find his younger sister. However, at this moment, Nangong Yuanfeng suddenly chuckled softly and said, "Deputy Clan Head Luo, if this is the capability that you and your clan members wield, you shouldn't send them up here to publicly embarrass themselves. No matter how many weaklings come up to challenge my students, it's only a waste of time and effort. So, if you don't have anyone more formidable than him, I suggest that you admit defeat. At the very least, you will be able to preserve a shred of dignity for your Luo Clan!"
"You…" Hearing Nangong Yuanfeng's words, Luo Ganzhen nearly exploded on the spot. He was just about to refute those words when a calm voice suddenly sounded from beneath.
"It's just a duel, so why don't I…"
Following which, a middle-aged man with yellowish, wrinkled skin leaped onto the elevated platform from the crowd beneath.
"… give it a try too?"