Hurricane Kerin strikes again!! Special thanks to him and my group of drunken editors/proofreaders who I now think are hungover and sleeping it off lol.
When the crowd heard Lin Feng, they all started whispering amongst themselves. Many people had also heard about the scandals which occurred here and some had even witnessed these things with their own eyes.
At that moment, the faces of the young man and the man in charge of the cage drastically changed. They looked extremely cold.
When the man in charge of the cage saw that Lin Feng had returned to the viewing platform and didn’t try to come into the cage, he turned to Mu Fan and said: “Alright, since the problem is solved and you were the first to arrive at the cage, you may enter. Show everyone how majestic and heroic the students of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue are. Show to everyone how easy it is for people like you to tame the Daemonic Fire Lion.”
Everyone was surprised. The man didn’t care at all about what Lin Feng had just said.
Lin Feng had been the first to arrive at the cage, so why was the man now saying that Mu Fan had been the first one to arrive? Lin Feng was disgusted. Besides, the man was also publicly advertising how great the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue was. Lin Feng thought that such obvious methods were pathetic.
But of course, Lin Feng’s words had made everyone furious. He had humiliated them all, and not everyone could just ignore him.
“I don’t want to hear anything else from your filthy mouth.” said the young man on the viewing platform coldly.
Lin Feng looked at him through his mask, laughed and said: “That’s the way noble cultivators do it, by cheating. If you want to give him the Daemonic Fire Lion as a present, you just decide to change the rules of the Prisoner Arena and use your influence to rig the fights… Isn’t it nice to be able to use such a grand arena to give presents to your friends?”
“Oh, by the way, I forgot to tell you. Directly giving him the Daemonic Fire Lion as a present will not help the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue gain prestige, so the whole purpose of this fake show has failed.” said Lin Feng coldly and indifferently. His words were getting sharper.
Most people in the crowd agreed with Lin Feng. Even though Lin Feng was being very aggressive, nobody could refute what he was saying. He had been able to force the man to give Mu Fan the right to enter the cage before Lin Feng only because the young man on the viewing platform had a high status. That was unfair. This was definitely premeditated.
The young, noble cultivator was furious. At that moment, Mu Fan looked at Lin Feng and said: “Since you’re angry about it, then why don’t we fight and the winner can go inside.”
“For what reason would I battle against you?” said Lin Feng while glancing at Mu Fan. He then indifferently said: “You never said that you wanted to battle against the lion in the first place and I arrived before you, but you still wanted to go in first by using unfair arrangements.” said Lin Feng.
Mu Fan would definitely win the battle against the Daemonic Fire Lion, but that wouldn’t be a real victory because it wouldn’t help the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue gain a better reputation. It would actually be the opposite. It would be a humiliation for the Holy Courtyard. Mu Fan didn’t want that.
Mu Fan smiled and said: “I understand now. You just have a big mouth and like to talk big, but in practice, you aren’t able to do much.”
“Exactly! Apart from a big mouth, you don’t have much else to show! You don’t even dare show your true colours.”
“Hehe, how could that liar compete with Mu Fan anyway? Mu Fan is considered as a genius at the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue. Defeating the Daemonic Fire Lion is a piece of cake for him.”
Each and every single student of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue was bragging about how great their institute was as if they were all extremely strong, as if they were all the best cultivators in the world just because they cultivated in that institute.
Lin Feng then said: “The Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue seems be filled with the mightiest cultivators in the entire world. It seems like I was pretty ignorant!”
“Yes, he acted recklessly. He surprisingly dared to provoke Mu Fan.” More and more people firmly believed that Lin Feng was scared to fight against Mu Fan.
But at that moment, Lin Feng smiled and said: “But I am really curious to see how strong a genius of the mighty Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue really is.”
All the students of the Holy Courtyard were pleasantly surprised. Lin Feng surprisingly accepted the fight, which meant that he was going to die and they would regain their face.
Everybody looked at Lin Feng, who slowly turned around and said: “You and me go inside the cage. If you win then you get to live, but if you lose then I will kill you. How does that sound?” When Lin Feng finished talking, the entire atmosphere in the Prisoner Arena became completely silent. Everybody, especially the students of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue, was astonished.
If you win then you get to live, but if you lose then I will kill you…
Lin Feng knew how to talk big!
Many people had their mouth wide open and simply stared blankly at Lin Feng. How cruel! How heartless! Not only had he accepted the battle, but he was proposing a battle to death. He was probably sure that he was going to win, otherwise he wouldn’t stupidly gamble with his life at stake.
Mu Fan was fixedly staring at Lin Feng. How could that guy be so arrogant as to propose a battle to the death?
When Lin Feng saw that nobody was talking, he smiled and said indifferently: “Don’t worry, I only know how to talk big and overestimate myself. After all, he’s a genius of the mighty Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue. He proposed the battle to save himself from losing face. I’ve just been showing off so far, but the students of the majestic and great Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue should be able to easily defeat me. After all, he has the power to defeat a daemonic fire lion extremely easily. There is no reason for him to refuse.”
Lin Feng sounded extremely aggressive and was clearly making fun of him. The students of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue were gnashing their teeth and fixedly staring at Lin Feng.
Immediately after, they looked at Mu Fan. The prestige of the entire Holy Courtyard was in his hands at that moment.
When he felt that everybody was staring at him, Mu Fan felt oppressed. He felt like his heart was weighed down by a thousand ton weight. After everything that happened, he had no way out of this situation. Defeating Lin Feng was the only possibility, as he had to show everyone that he was strong and protect the reputation of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue.
If he didn’t fight, he would never be able to look people in the eye again. People would also start to have a mediocre opinion about the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue as well.
Mu Fan had no choice.
Besides, he could see Lin Feng’s eyes through the mask. His eyes always looked calm throughout their whole exchange. Seeing such emotionless eyes staring at him was terrifying.
Lin Feng had challenged him to a battle to the death, could it be that he was sure of his power to win?
Mu Fan wasn’t weak. He was quite strong and confident in his own power. But at that moment, Lin Feng’s confidence had shaken his belief in his own power. He felt like the pressure was too high.
A light flashed through Mu Fan’s eyes and he said, while gnashing his teeth: “I accept your challenge to a battle to the death.”
“Now, let’s get into the cage.” said Mu Fan coldly while walking inside.
“Wait, wait.” said Lin Feng at that moment. Mu Fan stopped, turned his head and said: “What’s wrong?”
“You and the man in charge of the cage already have an arrangement, as I already stated. I don’t want to fight with both of you in the cage at the same time.”
“What do you mean? Do you think that I am going to interfere and hurt you?” asked the man in charge of the cage to Lin Feng.
“The same thing happened a few days ago here. I heard the story on my way here. If it has happened once, then it can happen again. I heard it is also a very normal thing here.”
The man in charge of the cage was speechless. He looked at Lin Feng and asked: “Well, what do you want?”
“I want someone else to referee our battle to the death. Of course, it cannot be a student of the Holy Courtyard and it also cannot be someone who works here in the Prisoner Arena.”
“Pfff, where are we supposed to find someone like that to referee the battle? You are being ridiculous. Are you fighting or not?” said Mu Fan impatiently.
But at that moment, someone in the crowd spoke: “I will referee your battle to the death.”
At that moment, everybody looked at that person. He surprisingly wasn’t sitting in the first rows of the viewing platform. He was actually a young man who sat at the back of the viewing platform.
He looked incredibly friendly and courteous. He had a warm smile on his face, which gave the impression that he was incredibly friendly and easy to get along with. But he also gave other people the impression that they were inferior in comparison with him.
The noble, young man shrank back when he saw that young man. He was gasping with astonishment.
It was him! He surprisingly was there!