Strongest Martial God - Chapter 26
Translator: Seventh Peril Editor: Anuvrat
“How is it? Do you dare to accept?”
Lei Ruoxu squinted at Ye Zhong, a faint smile hanging on his elegant face.
At this moment, quite a few people in the surroundings of the valley were frowning. Although the so-called agreement of three moves seemed simple, it was actually really dangerous. Everyone present had heard of the Four Grand Princes of the Lei Tian Dynasty several times. For such a person to set such a challenge, he really wants to eat Ye Zhong to death.
At this moment, forget about the people present, even if all the powerhouses in the Qingxuan Mountain Range were to face the three moves of Lei Ruoxu, the number of people who could do it would likely not even reach five fingers. Each and every one of these people possessed a considerable reputation within the Great Zhou Dynasty.
And now, this Ye Zhong who appeared out of nowhere had the guts to take these three moves which seemed ordinary but actually extremely dangerous?
At this moment, countless pairs of eyes fell on Ye Zhong, waiting for his decision.
Ye Zhong narrowed his eyes for the moment, and a moment later, he suddenly smiled, “What a great agreement for three moves……However, what if I say that I have no interest in your so-called agreement of three moves at all?”
“Heh, in that case, even if Miss Su Yu blames me, I’ll still have to leave one of your arms behind today.” Lei Ruoxu smiled indifferently.
“You sure are confident!” Ye Zhong nodded indifferently, “However, while you may keep an arm of mine, I guarantee you that the price will be the lives of all of your subordinates here, do you believe me?”
Ye Zhong took a step forward, his eyes locked onto Lei Ruoxu. He did not cower because of his strength and threat. There was calmness deep within his eyes, and the expression on his face didn’t change at all. It was as if what he said wasn’t earth-shattering words, but just a normal thing.
“This guy is really worthy to be a disciple of the Xingxiang Sect!”
At this moment, a lot of gasps sounded from all around. When they saw that these two individuals were merely exchanging a few words, it looked as if their swords were clashing with neither prepared to give an inch. Quite a number of people were clicking their tongues faintly in surprise.
Lei Ruoxu’s aura was astonishing, but this member of the Xingxiang Sect was definitely not simple. Although his aura was not as strong as Lei Ruo’s, it was definitely not something that could be ignored.
“Humph! He was overestimating himself! It’s too exaggerated!”
Someone in the crowd sneered. No matter how pleasant Ye Zhong’s words were, in fact, nearly a hundred of Lei Ruoxu’s men were all at the Third Layer of Body Tempering. Even if Ye Zhong did not reveal his abilities at the moment, it would be extremely difficult for him to do what he said.
Only Su Yu frowned. She wanted to step forward to stop the scene, but after a while, she sighed and remained motionless. Even though she knew that Ye Zhong was probably not a match for Lei Ruoxu. However, Ye Zhong was not exaggerating when he said that he could kill nearly a hundred of Lei Ruoxu’s subordinates. That day at the City Lord’s Mansion, Ye Zhong had proved that he had the capability. Although Su Yu did not know how Ye Zhong did it that day, he did it. Since things had progressed to such a stage, the worst-case scenario would be her jumping in muddy water and helping him stop Lei Ruoxi. However, if that was the case, it would be a complete feud against the Hollow Prince, one of the Four Grand Princes of the Lei Tian Dynasty!
Seeing that Su Yu had no slightest intention to stop Ye Zhong. There was no anger in Lei Ruoxu’s eyes, but instead had a trace of deep thought.
He narrowed his eyes and stared at Ye Zhong. After a moment, he laughed silently, “A member of the Xingxiang Sect sure has a big mouth. But for Miss Su Yu’s sake, I don’t want to have a falling out with you……How about this, this Young Lord will take another step back. As long as you can take one of my blows, I’ll take over today’s matter. How about it?”
“Remember, this is this Young Lord taking a step backwards. It is also your last chance!”
As Lei Ruoxu’s voice faded, waves of unbelievable amazement sounded out before the valley. Obviously, no one expected that Lei Ruoxu would actually give in just as the two sides were about to clash!
Ye Zhong’s eyes narrowed and tightened his grip on his right hand. A moment later, he heaved a long sigh of relief. Although he wanted to start a fight now, it would not benefit either of them, as it would only benefit the others.
Therefore, after staring at the strange expression on Lei Ruoxu’s face for a while, Ye Zhong suddenly smiled, “One move is just one move, and for the sake of Senior Sister Su Yu as well, I will accept this move of yours …… If I cannot handle this move of yours, I will break my own arm today and can be considered as an explanation. However, if I can withstand this move, how will you give me an explanation?”
“What do you want!?” Lei Ruoxu frowned and said faintly.
“Don’t worry. I really don’t have any interest in the things you have on you. However, if I am able to receive this move of yours, all of us here, including myself, will be able to pass through this valley.” Ye Zhong laughed silently and spoke calmly. However, this voice could clearly be heard by everyone present.
“Well done, kid! The disciples of the Xingxiang Sect are indeed generous!”
“Hollow Prince, you are also one of the Four Grand Princes of the Lei Tian Dynasty. It can’t be that you don’t dare to agree to even a single bet, right?”
“Exactly! Both sides have placed their bets, now this agreement will be more interesting!”
The crowd was silent for a moment, then erupted in a roar that could topple mountains and overturn the seas. It was obvious that a moment ago, many people were prepared to watch a show, but Ye Zhong’s simple sentence had tied them all to his chariot. At this moment, Lei Ruoxu was standing in front of everyone present.
Su Yu looked at Ye Zhong strangely. She kind of understood a few points about Ye Zhong, with a temperament of seizing any opportunity, he actually knew how to do something that had no benefits and deliberately embarrassed the Hollow Prince?
Under Ye Zhong’s indifferent gaze, Lei Ruoxu’s face gradually turned a little ugly. He was collecting the ten entrance maps, so naturally, he had a use for it, but with a single word from Ye Zhong, it was akin to destroying his plan. How could he not be enraged?
“What is it? Are you scared?” Ye Zhong’s expression was indifferent, but his eyes were full of undisguised mockery.
“Heh heh heh! Afraid! Why would I be afraid!” Lei Ruoxu smiled sinisterly. At this moment, a faint killing intent surfaced on his handsome face, “Since you like to be a good person so much, then I’ll agree to your bet. This move, you can take it!”
Lei Ruoxu took a step towards Ye Zhong. Then, he clapped his hands and a faint sound of thunder could be heard from inside his body. It was as if there was an endless amount of thunder raging and roaming within his body.
“Lei Clan’s, low-grade Spirit-rank, Spiritual Secret Art of Body Tempering – Heavenly Thunder!” 
Su Yu’s pupils constricted. She could obviously recognize that Lei Ruoxu was using his power without any restraint. Even the Secret Art of Body Tempering was being urged by him without any hesitation. It was obvious that Lei Ruoxu was enraged by Ye Zhong and wanted to kill Ye Zhong in one move!
Opposite to him, Ye Zhong’s expression was impassive. As he walked slowly, the Spiritual Qi stored in his body began to circulate by itself.
The Heavenly Circuit of Spiritual Qi!  This was a realm that even a powerhouse at the Fifth Layer of Body Tempering might not necessarily be able to achieve. At the very least, Lei Ruoxu had yet to achieve it at the moment.
A faint sword hum accompanied by the Heavenly Circuit of Spiritual Qi in Ye Zhong’s body. At this moment, Ye Zhong’s dormant aura was like a green blade unsheathed, sharp to an astonishing degree!
In all directions, countless sounds of gasp were heard at the same time, although everyone knew that Ye Zhong must have his trump card to dare to confront this Hollow Prince, no one had any thoughts about it. The aura Ye Zhong was releasing right now could somehow rival that of the Hollow Prince.
The depths of Lei Ruoxu’s eyes no longer had the slightest trace of mockery, more than that, it was replaced with a grave expression. In the next instant, he stomped his foot and his body shot forward like a bolt of lightning. He punched out with his right fist, and a thunderous sound reverberated from within his body, accompanied by the shockwave of tearing through the air as it rumbled towards Ye Zhong.
It was obvious that Lei Ruoxu did not plan to hold back!
Ye Zhong stared at this extremely ferocious attack, his eyes still as calm as ever. As his right hand formed a sword seal, the Spiritual Qi within his body started to gather at the tip of his finger, and he pointed out his finger.
It was as if an endlessly long blade had gathered in the center of Ye Zhong’s palm. With a light sound, Ye Zhong’s finger shot out like a ray of sword light.
Their fist and fingers collided with each other. In an instant, a shockingly powerful shockwave blew away the fallen leaves on the ground and scattered them in all directions.
The surrounding onlookers from many factions, whether they were Lei Ruoxu’s subordinates or other people’s powerhouses, including Su Yu, all trembled at the same time and retreated. However, at the same time, their eyes were fixed at the area in front of them. At that location, the two figures seemed to tremble slightly at the same time.
The next moment, Ye Zhong’s body wavered slightly, and retreated three steps backwards before coming to a stop. At the same time, Lei Ruoxu’s body shook slightly, and he took half a step back.
“How is this possible!?”
A moment after seeing this scene, quite a number of people gasped of cold air and instantly cried out!
When Ye Zhong made his move, many people could already tell that his strength was only at the Third Layer of Body Tempering. But now, he actually managed to block a move from Lei Ruoxu, who possessed the strength of the Fifth Stage of Body Tempering!?
At this moment, everyone was shocked!
 天雷 (tiān léi) is swapping words of “Lei Tian” Dynasty.
 Updating translation: 周天 (zhōu tiān) or “Heavenly Circuit” is the same as “heavenly cycle” — that was previously used in chapter 15.
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