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On the platform far away, Feng Baichuan and Liu Ruyu stood side by side and observed Su Wen from afar.
“Do you think that with Yan Hui’s battle prowess, he will be able to successfully challenge him?” Liu Ruyu asked in confusion. “According to Ma Shan, even after Lan Qingqing was injured, her battle prowess should not be lower than that of a 7th to 8th Grade Star Rank. For Su Wen to be able to escape from her and even counterattack her, it’s very likely that he has the ability to fight across realms. Although Yan Hui’s battle prowess is very strong, he might not be able to succeed in the challenge.”
Feng Baichuan shook his head and said, “It doesn’t matter whether Yan Hui succeeds in his challenge or not. But no matter what, Yan Hui is still at the peak of the 6th Stage of Star Rank. He’s not far from the 7th Stage. With his fourteen lightning strikes skill, even if he’s against someone of 7th Grade, he can still put up a fight. I just want to see what kind of cultivation technique Su Wen is practicing and what kind of martial arts technique he’s using. It’s enough for him to be able to test these out.”
On the other side, Su Wen looked at the man who stood up to challenge him. Yan Hui was about 30 years old and his skin looked rather aged.
There was a sky-blue sword attached at his waist.
Su Wen’s expression was stern as he walked towards Yan Hui step by step. However, Yan Hui remained fearless as they exchanged sharp gazes.
The surrounding people subconsciously backed away, holding their breaths as they watched the two of them.
Su Wen walked in front of Yan Hui and coldly asked, “You want to challenge me?”
Yan Hui raised his head slightly. “That’s right!”
Su Wen said in a deep voice, “Then I’m going to make my move. I’ve practiced with my fists for 10 years, and I’ve swung my fists more than ten thousand times a day, no matter rain or shine, cold or heat. My pair of iron fists are invincible.”
As Su Wen spoke, a murderous aura spread out.
The other martial artists were also excited. This looked to be an exciting battle.
Yan Hui was also affected by the atmosphere. He raised the sword in his hand and showed no sign of weakness. “I’ve been practicing the sword since I was seven, and it’s been 23 years since then. I’ve only just gained a basic understanding of the way of the sword, yet I’m not afraid…”
Before he could finish his sentence, Su Wen moved. Su Wen moved like a bolt of lightning and in an instant, his fists were already aimed at Yan Hui’s ribs.
The two of them were extremely close to each other, thus when Su Wen attacked, Yan Hui had no time to defend himself.
His fists ruthlessly smashed into Yan Hui.
In an instant, Yan Hui felt as if he had been hit by two giant hammers. His internal organs trembled as a violent Qi surged into his body.
His eyes widened in response.
Blood spurted from his mouth as he was sent flying.
Everyone was dumbfounded!
What was going on? Sneak attack!?
In the history of the Martial Inspectorate, there was no case of anyone launching a sneak attack after accepting a challenge!
Yan Hui crashed onto the ground, his mouth full of fresh blood. He raised his head in anger and roared, “You sneak attacked me, you don’t have any virtue and morals!”
He was caught off guard and suffered a heavy blow. Both his ribs were broken. Although it wasn’t fatal to a martial artist with a strong recovery ability, today’s challenge was undoubtedly a failure!
In other words, in the next half a year, his cultivation resources would decrease accordingly!
What Yan Hui found most absurd was how he had lost.
He found it completely unacceptable.
Su Wen looked at him and said in disdain, “I’ve already said that I’m going to make a move, yet you’re still rambling on. Who asked you how old you are? I think you must have cultivated till your brains got addled.”
“Then why do you say that you’ve been practicing fist techniques for so many years?” Someone couldn’t help but interrupt.
Su Wen laughed out loud. “Haha, of course I did it to act cool! But I didn’t say that he couldn’t attack. He didn’t move, and I had already finished pretending. Do I still have to watch him act cool? Wouldn’t that be stealing my limelight?”
Everyone was speechless. Before Su Wen attacked, he did say that he was going to make his move. However, everyone’s attention was attracted by his words. They did not expect him to really make his move after he finished speaking.
Yan Hui laid on the ground and roared, “Ambush! It’s a sneak attack! I’m not convinced!”
Su Wen rolled his eyes and said, “It’s none of my business whether you’re convinced or not. Anyway, you only have one chance to challenge me and you’ve already used it up. Don’t bother me anymore, thank you.”
Yan Hui was rendered speechless.
A wave of boos erupted from the surrounding people. It was clear that in their eyes, Su Wen performed a dishonorable act.
Su Wen looked at everyone and said, “I think all of you have lost your minds from practicing martial arts. Could it be that when you meet an enemy in the future, he will also greet you first before fighting openly? Wouldn’t he also know how to sneak attack and play dirty tricks? I already told him that I was going to attack and he wasn’t even prepared for it. Who else can he blame?”
Someone in the crowd was unconvinced and said, “It’s easy to dodge a spear in the open, but hard to defend against an arrow in the dark. If we perform sneak attacks, your position as the Bronze Saber Deacon will definitely be lost.”
“Haha, that’s right. You’re so good at talking. If all of us were to launch a sneak attack, what would you do?”
“Does that mean we don’t have to announce to you if we wish to challenge you in the future?”
Su Wen laughed maniacally. “Hahaha! That’s the maximum you guys can endure, is it? Since that’s the case, from tomorrow onwards, anyone who wants to challenge me can launch a sneak attack any time. If you defeat me, I’ll reward you with 100,000 taels of silver!”
Everyone’s eyes lit up. Was this person crazy? In addition to successfully challenging him, the assailant would be rewarded 100,000 taels of silver?
It had to be known that if they launched sneak attacks, then the chances of them winning would greatly increase.
At this moment, Su Wen continued, “But to be clear, the deadline is only 10 days. If you don’t succeed in your sneak attack after 10 days, each of you will have to give me 1,000 taels of silver! Do you dare to agree?”
Someone in the crowd replied.
One person accepting the challenge seemed to give everyone courage, and the rest followed suit.
Su Wen smiled and said, “Then write a contract. Don’t try to chicken out of this!”
Everyone immediately went to get paper and pen.
On the high platform, Feng Baichuan’s face turned ashen when he saw this. He turned around and left.
As he walked, he cursed, “Shameless, shameless, just like his father! This brat is definitely Su Changqing’s biological son!”
Liu Ruyu covered her mouth and chuckled.
“What an interesting kid.”
After Feng Baichuan left, Liu Ruyu didn’t even look at him anymore. She turned around and chased after him with a smile. “Don’t be angry. Who knows, this kid might suffer in the next few days.”
Feng Baichuan sneered and said, “Do you think that this kid would just let these guys sneak an attack on him with his fighting style? I’m afraid he’s setting them up again. I think these guys must have really lost their minds from practicing martial arts.”
Liu Ruyu smiled and asked, “Aren’t you going to stop them?”
“It’s not like they are betting my money. It’s better to let them suffer a loss! It’ll save me the trouble of training a bunch of brainless fellows. It’s better to suffer losses in the hands of your own people than to lose your life outside.”
Speaking up to this point, a hint of admiration flashed across Feng Baichuan’s eyes. He sighed and said, “It’s all thanks to that old thing, Su Changqing. He doesn’t even know a single bit of martial arts… but I didn’t expect that he would give birth to a son who is just as cunning and also talented in martial arts. It’s just… a pity.”
Liu Ruyu smiled and said, “It’s a pity that he only has ten years to live!”
Feng Baichuan turned around and glared at her fiercely. “I don’t want to hear such words again.. His Majesty has already said that you are not allowed to tell anyone. If you dare to leak this information, I will kill you!”