Their plans might have very well failed.
Their meticulous plan had been ruined by a Tu Dahei, who suddenly ran out to posture!
Sigh, feeling sad, wanting to cry.
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Heartless slumped to the ground, as the other five Zeus rookies swarmed out of the passageway and surrounded him. As for Sunless, who was standing at the passageway, she had vanished.
From afar, the elderly God of Swords heaved a sigh of relief when he saw the situation. Thankfully, the black-haired teenager that suddenly appeared had shown mercy at the last moment. If not, Heartless’ injuries would not have been so simple.
The elderly God of Swords’ brows gradually knitted together.
“The strike was Beginner Sword.”
One-Pun walked over to the God of Swords, and his eyes similarly appeared roused. He said with a sigh, “However, that Beginner Sword has already reached the Crest of Perfection realm.”
The elderly God of Swords curled his mouth and said in a somewhat speechless manner, “This is the first time I’ve seen someone master Beginner Sword to the Crest of Perfection realm. Furthermore, he is so young. It’s hard to tell if his talent is far from ordinary, or should I deride him for going too far on the wrong path. However, that strike was not as simple as Beginner Sword. That sudden burst of power is something even I couldn’t see through.”
One-Pun nodded and said, “I didn’t understand that strike either. However, that child has always been difficult to read.”
The elderly God of Swords clicked his tongue and said softly, “Does the child have a mentor?”
One-Pun turned and gave the God of Swords a glance. He said, “If I didn’t remember wrongly, the child’s mentor is…Kali.”
The God of Swords was taken aback when he heard this. He remembered that one of the three powerhouses of Gaia was named Kali, but he had never met her, nor did he know how powerful she was, but…
The elderly God of Swords carefully looked up into the sky. That light that seemed to melt into the sunlight had already disappeared. The elderly God of Swords heaved a sigh of relief. Previously, he was prepared to charge forward to prevent Shi Xiaobai’s strike when he felt something odd about it. However, he had felt an invisible pressure that was beyond any horror he had encountered in his entire life. It made him lack the will to even resist.
There was such a powerful existence in this world?
The forehead of the elderly God of Swords broke out into a cold sweat.
There was a huge blunder in intelligence!
The old fogeys in Zeus were already prepared to carry out their plans of acquiring Gaia and they had taken the three powerhouses into account. However, they had treated Kali at the same level as One-Pun. As Zeus had four powerhouses, the old fogeys judged that even if Gaia were to put up a desperate struggle, there was nothing to be feared.
However, Kali was unimaginably powerful. If Zeus’s acquisition plans were to be implemented, it was unknown who would be truly finished.
Thankfully the acquisition plan had yet to begin, and the elderly God of Swords found it extremely fortunate.
In the audience stance, people were still discussing “if there were hidden talents amongst the Gaia rookies”. Many people scoffed at it, believing that if there were hidden talents, there was no way they would suffer the humiliation of seven crushing defeats.
However, there were people who riposted at this moment. “Didn’t you see Tu Dahei one-shot Heartless?” This sentence sounded like a bone stuck in the throats of Heartless’ fans. It lowered their rebuttal by a few octaves.
Slowly, the audience began to have numerous conversations such as the following.
“Gaia’s rookie battle exchange delegation is filled with trash, how can there be any hidden talents?”
“Tu Dahei one-shot Heartless!”
“This year’s battle exchange ended the fastest over the years. This year’s Gaia rookies is the weakest batch in recent years.”
“Tu Dahei one-shot Heartless!”
“Zeus has two super rookies, what does Gaia have?”
“Tu Dahei one-shot Heartless!”
“Bro, can we even have a proper chat?”
“Tu Dahei one-shot Heartless!”
“Tu Dahei one-shot Heartless!”
When such conversations fell into the ears of the Zeus rookie delegation, they felt worse than losing the match. The faces of the five rookies turned grim as they looked at Heartless. Finally, they looked each other in the eye.
The female whopper clenched her fist and suddenly turned to walk to the middle of the arena. With a deep breath, she yelled, “Shut up! That Tu Dahei is not a rookie at all!”
The audience were surprised hearing this statement, as they turned to look at the whopper.
The whopper’s face was flushed red, and her eyes were burning with anger. She said loudly, “Brother Heartless said that the power of Tu Dahei’s strike far exceeds the Psionic Mortal Realm. Reincarnation into Dragon Ball So I believe that Tu Dahei is not a rookie at all. He must be some Psionic Soul Realm expert who is physically stunted. He appeared to rescue the situation and he attempted at deceiving everyone! Brother Heartless is a super rookie. He’s nearly invincible in the Psionic Mortal Realm. There is no rookie that can defeat him in one strike. That Tu Dahei is a fake rookie. It’s all Gaia’s shameless scheme!”
The other four Zeus rookies immediately stepped forward to echo, “That’s right. It’s impossible for Boss Heartless to get one-shot by a rookie. This is all a scam. It’s a shameless scam used by Gaia to save their reputation!”
Heartless also stood up at this moment. Looking at the black sword that had broken into two, he raised his head and shouted, “It’s impossible that a rookie possesses such power. I can’t accept it!”
Those who promoted conspiracy theories and the fans of the super rookies immediately echoed in unison. Immediately, the voices of Tu Dahei not being a rookie grew louder. If Tu Dahei was not a rookie, the sentence, “didn’t you see Tu Dahei one-shot Heartless”, would become useless. Furthermore, it would sully Gaia’s reputation for its scam.
But at this moment, a member of the audience stood up.
“I know Tu Dahei. He is our Annihilation division’s rookie!”
Another person from the audience stood up!
“I’m also from the Annihilation division. Tu Dahei is indeed a rookie!”
A group of the audience stood up.
“I’m from Annihilation division. I can take three days and three nights just to finish talking about Tu Dahei’s deeds!”
“Tu Dahei’s rookie legends can be written as a feature-length compendium.”
“I’m good friends with Tu Dahei. I even wrote a song for him.”
“Tu Dahei is a boy who even dared to request His Excellency Hisith for his underwear.”
“Tu Dahei touched Miss Riko’s breasts in public. Tu Dahei is the pride of our Gaia rookies!”
Slowly, more and more members of the audience stood up.
“Although I’m not from the Annihilation division, I have heard of Tu Dahei’s name before. He is quite reputable amongst the Gaia rookies!”
“Sigh, it looks like I have to step forward and say a few words. Tu Dahei is actually my buddy. We knew each other back when we were in primary school…”
“Tu Dahei and I participated in the rookie evaluation test on the same day. That day, I returned and cried an entire night in bed.”
“Tu Dahei is indeed a rookie. His sword techniques were even taught by me, but his fist is actually the most powerful thing, so…”
“I have Tu Dahei’s photograph of him in rookie training, do you want me to show it to you?”
More than half the audience stood up. It was a matter of Gaia’s reputation. Even the members of the audience who did not know Tu Dahei also chose to interject. As a result, those Zeus and super rookie fans no longer dared to say a thing.
Upon hearing the thundering chants of “Tu Dahei”, the six Zeus rookies were dumbfounded. They obviously knew that many of the people were lying, but there was no way for them to hold the situation together.
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More than half the audience stood up in solidarity and support for “Tu Dahei”.
Heartless’ face turned increasingly pale. He found it unimaginable that Tu Dahei was a rookie. That strike was without any fanciful flair, it was just Beginner Sword with tremendous force. That power did not belong to the realm of the Psionic Mortal Realm. Hence, from his point of view, Tu Dahei was definitely a con Gaia had set in place to reverse the situation in the event the battle exchange tradition was ceased.
However, against the outrage of the masses, he could not prove a thing.
The female whopper looked at Heartless’ expression and gritting her teeth, she turned to yell at the audience, “Shut up! All of you are cheats! All you shills! It’s impossible for that Tu Dahei to be a rookie. How can a rookie defeat Brother Heartless with a single strike? How can you even quibble over such a simple logical question!?”
The audience responded with angry jeers when they heard her. The audience were people with glass hearts. Despite it being the truth, they were infuriated when they were labeled cheats.
Seeing the situation getting out of control, One-Pun stood forward and said to everyone. “There’s no need to argue further. Tu Dahei is indeed a rookie. He is a rookie recruited by Riko and I. Riko’s recommendation was given to him. Also, Tu Dahei will be heading to Shanghai tomorrow to participate in the mass selection. There is no way to fake this.”
With One-Pun saying this, it was the nail in the coffin.
The six rookies from Zeus suffered a great change in expression. Heartless’ face paled. With One-Pun’s status, it was very unlikely he would lie. Furthermore, there was no way to fake the mass selection. It was also impossible for One-Pun to use something that could be verified tomorrow as a lie. All of this pointed to the likelihood that Tu Dahei was truly a rookie.
That Tu Dahei was a Psionic Mortal Realm Psionite!
Heartless’ face turned pale as his lips trembled. That extremely simple-looking strike had a terrifying power to it, so powerful that he had yet to recover from the mental blow. Tu Dahei’s power had likely far surpassed his.
Was this what it meant that experts were in the grassroots?
Heartless looked at the elderly God of Swords with a pleaful look. At this moment, the only person he could believe in was the elderly God of Swords.
The other five Zeus rookies also cast their gazes at the God of Swords.
The audience all fell silent.
The elderly God of Swords sighed and walked towards them. He said, “Indeed, that strike’s power far exceeds the Psionic Mortal Realm, but Tu Dahei’s psionic cultivation realm… Even if I have poor eyes, it should not be a mistake that he is only at the seventh level of the Psionic Mortal Realm. Hence, Tu Dahei is unmistakably a rookie!”
When Heartless heard this, he felt like he was struck by lightning. Someone at the seventh level of the Psionic Mortal Realm had one-shot him?
Those people who knew of Tu Dahei fell into a daze.
Wasn’t Tu Dahei just at the fourth level of the Psionic Mortal Realm a few days ago? Why was he now at the seventh level of the Psionic Mortal Realm? Holy shit, that fellow levels up as though he’s sitting on rockets!
As the elderly God of Swords looked at the crowd, he said apologetically, “Gaia’s rookies are indeed teeming with hidden talents. I shall personally apologize for my disciple’s ‘arrogant’ words to Gaia. The battle exchange tradition will never be canceled. Zeus and Gaia’s friendship will last forever!”
With this said, the audience burst into an uproar of cheers. With the elderly God of Swords acknowledging Gaia, this made the audience who were deeply disappointed with Gaia suddenly rediscover their faith in Gaia.
The audience or the public, in general, were such creatures. Their praise or condemnation was usually not a result of many complicated factors. All that mattered was what feelings they had from what was shown to them.
Without a doubt, Shi Xiaobai’s sudden appearance of a short minute-that one punch, that one slash, that one sentence-had changed their view of Gaia!
The elderly God of Swords looked at the six Zeus rookies and said with a sigh, “Let’s go.”
Heartless’ face was pale as he said with great difficulty, “Why?”
Why do we need to make such a compromising decision? Even if Tu Dahei were truly a rookie, there is no need for us to bow our heads that low. By saying that, wouldn’t Zeus’ plan to acquire Gaia be completely stillborn?
The elderly God of Swords gaped his mouth and shook his head with a wry smile. He took the lead to walk towards the passageway, his back looking somewhat lonely.
He obviously did not want to tell his disciple that they were out of options.
Our opponent has an awesome super great BOSS, we can’t afford to mess with her!
The six Zeus rookies had a tremendous change in expression. At this moment, the audience were cheering for Tu Dahei and Gaia. And with the elderly God of Swords’ attitude, it made them feel the desolate feelings of being abandoned by the world.
The joy of winning the battle exchange disappeared.
The one-shotting of Heartless made them feel even more frustrated.
They thought they were here in Gaia to crush weaklings and relax their moods, but they never expected to receive such a brutal face-smacking.