PMG Chapter 2199: Let’s Not Talk About Principles
Prince Wu Qing looked at the last five cultivators of the top ten: Kong Ming, Jiu Ling Huang, Mara, Zhou Rong Man, and Lin Feng.
Prince Wu Qing knew how strong Saint Tianhun was, but he hadn’t posed a threat to Kong Ming. Therefore Kong Ming was extremely strong. Prince Wu Qing didn’t need to think about Kong Ming for the time being.
Jiu Ling Huang had defeated Wu Ya Zi, one of the First Masters of the Continent of the Nine Clouds.
Mara had a king-type body, he was an assassin and he was terrifying, but his achievements were not that amazing.
Zhou Rong Man hadn’t achieved great things either, but he was a hidden evil. Each time he fought, he crushed people easily and Prince Wu Qing knew what that meant: Zhou Rong Man looked weird, but he was extremely strong.
Lin Feng had defeated one of the Continent of the Nine Clouds’ First Masters, Ni Cang, which meant that he was extremely strong too. The crowd hadn’t anticipated that those three people would end up in the top ten.
Therefore, Prince Wu Qing chose to fight against Mara. Among the cultivators of the top ten, was there anyone who was weaker than someone who had a king-type body? No. Some of them were even stronger. Therefore, Prince Wu Qing didn’t take the body into consideration. Even though Mara was a terrifying assassin, his Three Thousand Deadly Technique wasn’t weak, either.
The other eight cultivators moved away. Prince Wu Qing looked at Mara. Mara stood up and slowly walked forwards. Gradually, the atmosphere became dark, turning into a colorless world. Mara then disappeared into it eerily.
Prince Wu Qing released Emotionless intent, and emotionless lights emerged. They looked like dazzling swords surrounding him. Prince Wu Qing closed his eyes. He didn’t need his eyes when fighting against Mara. Mara was the King of Shadows!
Nobody attacked for a while. Prince Wu Qing’s eyes were closed, and he looked calm and composed. Sometimes, some threads of energies appeared around him, but he didn’t allow himself to think about anything else.
Nothing could affect him. Emotionlessness Dao was a great path. Of course, it was a distinctive doctrine, Prince Wu Qing was actually quite focused and determined.
Finally, some lights appeared in the darkness and moved towards Prince Wu Qing’s throat invisibly fast.
Prince Wu Qing remained motionless. Emotionless Intent floated around him and hummed. Swords cut the air. Prince Wu Qing moved slightly, and then rose up into the air.
The deadly lights accelerated. Mara reappeared.
“Opportunity!” Mara’s eyes glittered. Prince Wu Qing was already extremely fast, and his attacks were extremely fast. However, he knew he couldn’t dodge this attack. He had to be careful.
The lights accelerated and turned into swords, then pierced through Prince Wu Qing’s chest. The crowd couldn’t even follow the lights with their eyes, they were too fast. What was going on? Prince Wu Qing couldn’t withstand a single attack?
When Mara saw his energies piercing through Prince Wu Qing’s body, he didn’t look delighted at all; his attack had pierced through, but Prince Wu Qing wasn’t injured at all. For an assassin, the most important thing was to strike fast and to defeat one’s opponent in one strike. However, he had failed to do that!
He now sensed danger!
At the exact moment when he attacked Prince Wu Qing, Prince Wu Qing had also released a sharp sword which flashed towards his opponent. It was so fast that even Mara, an assassin, didn’t have time to see it. However, his intuition told him that he couldn’t dodge, he had to strike back.
Emotionless Intent penetrated into his body and turned into Three Thousand Threads of Emotionlessness Strength.
“Die!” shouted Mara furiously. He also released even more energies. Prince Wu Qing was crazy, Mara had to be crazy, too.
Terrifying lights moved towards Mara, his face turned paled. He retreated, but the Three Thousand Deadly Technique condensed and turned into a hurricane, able to destroy everything in its way.
Suddenly, Mara penetrated into the darkness again. But there were rumbles of energies in conflict, and Mara reappeared. Blood splashed away, his face was deathly pale as he fell to the ground.
Prince Wu Qing coughed, he was also bleeding. The short battle was astonishing. Prince Wu Qing was really emotionless, he didn’t even really care about himself!
“Mara is an assassin who hides and strikes. His abilities have reached the peak of perfection. However, he’s not good when it comes to direct combat. Prince Wu Qing is stronger than him in close combat,” sighed the crowd. Prince Wu Qing was crazy. He knew that defeating Mara in the darkness was dangerous. He had taken a big risk, letting Mara reappear and attack him to strike back more easily. Even though he was ready, he was still injured.
Prince Wu Qing’s silhouette flickered; he landed in front of Mara and asked, “Shall we continue fighting?”
Mara’s face was bloodless. When he saw Prince Wu Qing was covered with blood, he said coldly, “You’re insane… but I lost.”
Prince Wu Qing turned around and went back to where he had been seated, then closed his eyes. He looked so emotionless that people were scared of him.
The duel had last for only a few minutes. However, it was difficult to forget such a battle!
“Mara, Meeting of the Continent of the Nine Clouds, tenth!” The crowd looked at Mara. He had lost, so now he ranked tenth.
According to the rules, it was now Chu Chun Qiu’s turn, he ranked fourth.
Chu Chun Qiu stepped forwards. He hadn’t fought in the previous round. Nobody had challenged him.
“That’s Chu Chun Qiu, he’s King Chu’s descendant. I’ve heard that after King Chu, there have been two incredible cultivators in the history of their family. The first one was Chu the Insane, he absorbed many people’s wills, and because of that, many strong cultivators had encircled him. People thought he had died, but apparently, he reappeared in the Moon Palace.
“After him, the second most outstanding cultivator of the Chu Clan in history is Chu Chun Qiu. He used to be discreet, but when he became a high-level emperor, he started showing his true colors. He’s not yet as insane as Chu The Insane. However, he’s just as frightening,” explained someone in Godly Clouds City. Everybody already knew who those people in the top ten were. People even knew that Chu Chun Qiu studied at Celestial Godly University and that Lin Feng studied at Champion University.
“I wonder whom Chu Chun Qiu is going to challenge. With his strength, he can probably eliminate anyone,” said someone.
Chu Chun Qiu glanced at the others and smiled coldly. He was looking at Prince Wu Qing. The crowd was stupefied. Hua Qing Feng had said that those in the top five could challenge those in the second half of the top ten.
But at that moment, Chu Chun Qiu was looking at the Dark Night Region’s First Master, Prince Wu Qing!
Prince Wu Qing opened his eyes and stopped resting. He looked emotionless.
“This battle is not necessary. Prince Wu Qing, the Dark Night Region’s First Master, can rank ninth. Of course, from today, you don’t deserve being called the First Master of the Dark Night Region anymore,” said Chu Chun Qiu calmly.
Many people were stupefied. Chu Chun Qiu had no principles!
Prince Wu Qing had just fought, and was severely injured. He had defeated Mara, and now Chu Chun Qiu was trying to obtain an easy victory.
Hua Qing Feng was surprised and said, “He’s injured. Challenging him is unfair, and it gives you an advantage in the competition.”
“It’s the Meeting of the Continent of the Nine Clouds, those who are eliminated finish at the bottom of the rankings. Your principles are not my principles,” said Chu Chun Qiu to Hua Qing Feng calmly, “You’re in first position right now, but your principles don’t correspond to mine. When it’s your turn, you can challenge me if you wish!”
Chu Chun Qiu sounded calm, composed, and aggressive at the same time. Hua Qing Feng’s principles weren’t his principles, so he didn’t care about them. He wanted an easy victory. And nobody thought Chu Chun Qiu was acting like a coward, because he had told Hua Qing Feng he could challenge him if he wanted.
“He has no principles,” thought the people looking at Chu Chun Qiu. Nobody doubted his strength though. It was just his personality.
“Will you fight or not?” Chu Chun Qiu asked Prince Wu Qing.
Prince Wu Qing looked annoyed as he glanced back at Chu Chun Qiu. Just when the crowd thought he was going to go crazy and burst out angrily, he actually looked quite calm as he said, “I’m out.”
After that, he closed his eyes. He was emotionless, how could he be angry? Chu Chun Qiu didn’t make him angry. All these people were extraordinary. They all had their own principles. He was out because he had been careless, it was his fault. But now he knew he had lost and accepted the truth.
In the top ten, now Mara ranked tenth and Prince Wu Qing ranked ninth!