Translator: Simple MTL Editor: Simple MTL
As Lin An withdrew his fist, several icy blue flames emanated from his body. Xiao Muran felt his entire body turn cold, and his Dantian was completely frozen.
He felt his spiritual power being instantly taken away by the blue flames.
At that moment, he could no longer feel a trace of spiritual power fluctuation.
It was as if his body had been drained of energy, and he could no longer stand.
However, Xiao Muran's consciousness was still clear.
He knew that he was kneeling in front of Lin An, and he was paralyzed.
His Dantian had been frozen and then shattered.
It could not be repaired.
Henceforth, he would be a cripple for the rest of his life.
Xiao Muran had been confident in his ability to defeat Lin An. As long as he hit him with the Dragon and Tiger Fist, Lin An might have even lost his life. However, the rules dictated that the inner sect disciples could not harm each other's lives. The elders from the
Golden Firmament Peak would have protected Lin An.
Unfortunately, the tables had turned, and Xiao Muran was a cripple.
He raised his head slightly, but the bone-piercing cold air made him unable to speak.
Lin An wiped the back of his hand casually as if he disliked the fact that his fist had been in contact with Xiao Muran's body.
At that moment, everyone in the arena was silent.
No one had expected that the imposing Xiao Muran would be crippled by Lin An's punch!
The silver-robed elder from the Golden Firmament peak was so angry that he trembled. He had a vicious look as he stared at Lin An, and a series of words burst out from his mouth.
"You! Unfilial disciple, you actually crippled Xiao Muran's Dantian! I can't believe that we have such a cruel person in our Jiuxiao Sect!"
"Lin An doesn't care about his fellow disciples. He severely injured a genius from our sect. He deserves to be killed!"
Although Xiao Muran was his disciple, it had only been for ten days. It wouldn't be a pity if he was crippled. However, Lin An represented the Bixiao Peak Sect.
If he could use this incident to attack a rival sect, it would be a significant advantage.
After he finished speaking, the silver-robed elder instantly walked onto the battle platform and stared at Lin An.
However, he was no longer interested in Xiao Muran. He raised his hand to attack Lin An, but at that moment, a wave of aura accurately came from below the stage and caused the silver-robed elder to shiver involuntarily.
Qian Yi, who was below the stage, had already opened her eyes, and she had been watching the events happening on the stage with interest.
When the silver-robed elder sensed the wave of murderous aura, he didn't dare to attack Lin An anymore.
"You... You've taught your disciple well!"
The silver-robed elder's tenacious desire to avoid a deadly confrontation made him change the topic.
He knew that if his palm had touched Lin An, he would have been immediately intercepted and killed by Qian Yi!
'This woman can definitely do it!' A feeling of fear and humiliation ran through the silver-robed elder as he withdrew his attack.
However, he couldn't do anything. He slowly turned his head to look at the eldest master in the Jiuxiao Sect hoping that he would stand up and intervene.
However, in the end, the silver-robed elder was disappointed.
Xiao Muran, who was still kneeling in front of Lin An, had lost all of his mobility, and his body was cold. His hips were broken, and he couldn't move at all.
Below the stage, Qian Yi remained rooted to her position with a nonchalant expression on her face.
Only when she looked at Lin An did a trace of gentleness appear.
Throughout her time in the Jiuxiao Sect, Qian Yi had never changed. She had always acted on her own will, and she didn't care about the feelings of others at all.
Even the Jiuxiao Sect master had always been reluctant to confront Qian Yi.
Dugu Xin stood on the stage and shook his head slightly before letting out a sigh.
As the Jiuxiao Sect master, Dugu Xin knew the secret that made Qian Yi untouchable within the sect.
If it were not for Qian Yi's existence, the Jiuxiao Sect would have been destroyed in the great calamity that had taken place in the past. At the time, the Jiuxiao Sect elders had begged Qian Yi to leave the Nine Heavens Sect and join them.
Fortunately, Qian Yi had only been acting alone ever since she had joined the sect, and she hadn't done anything excessive. That had allowed the successive sect masters to avoid having any conflicts with Qian Yi.
Regarding the recent battle between Lin An and Xiao Muran, Dugu Xin knew that there was nothing he could do to change the outcome.
The reason was simple.
First, Xiao Muran had consumed the blood qi pill in front of everyone. That was already against the morals of a cultivator.
Xiao Muran had also expressed his intention to kill Lin An. If Lin An hadn't crippled Xiao Muran, he would have died on the spot.
Therefore, Dugu Xin didn't dare to say anything at that moment. He was afraid that Qian Yi would seize the opportunity and cripple him.
At least, in Dugu Xin's heart, he knew he was definitely inferior to Qian Yi!
Seeing that Dugu Xin had already tacitly agreed to the result, the other elders present maintained their silence.
After some time, several disciples got onto the stage and lifted Xiao Muran, who was still kneeling on the ground.
When he saw the scene, Qiao Zifeng's gaze turned icy. Without a doubt, Lin An was far stronger than he had expected.
However, Qiao Zifeng soon revealed a strange smile. How could a peerless genius at the peak of the foundation establishment stage lose to Lin An, who was still at the late stage of the foundation establishment stage!
Lin An must have defeated Xiao Muran with the help of the protective magic treasure he had received from the peak master of Bixiao Peak. It must have been Qian Yi's doing.
As long as he got more information about the magic treasures, Qiao Zifeng was completely confident that he could defeat Lin An.
In another corner of the arena, Zhang Ling raised her eyebrows. It as if she had seen something interesting. She sized up Lin An, and she was unwilling to let go of her gaze.
As for the disciples below the stage, the scenes they had witnessed in the battle between Lin An and Xiao Muran still shocked them.
Therefore, they could only hold their breaths and discuss in low voices.
"Senior Brother Xiao Muran actually lost! This is simply unbelievable!"
"There must be something fishy about this. I suspect that Peak Master Qian Yi is behind this. She must have given Lin An some magic protective treasures."
"This senior brother's opinion is reasonable. I also agree that this isn't Lin An's strength, but the effect of the protective treasures! Otherwise, how could he be a match for Xiao Muran!"
The disciples continued discussing the events that had happened fervently.
However, when they saw Lin An step down from the stage, they instantly became quiet.
Lin An passed through the crowd and walked towards Qian Yi. He smiled and said, "Master, I'm back!"