After the four of them finished drawing lots and handed over their number plates, they returned to the arena and waited.
Everyone's gazes focused on the four numbers in Elder Shi Beihong's hand, not even daring to utter a single word.
Elder Shi Beihong took a look and whispered a few words to a judge beside him.
The referee was suddenly stunned. Judging from his reaction, the hearts of the audience were chilled.
In the end, the referee wrote down the members of the two groups in the semi-finals on the stone tablet of the competition list.
Game 1 of the semi-final: Haoran Sect Murong Wanqing versus Tian Xuanzong Yi Dong.
The second match was between the Haoran Sect's Xiang Nan and the Heavenly Profound Sect's Xiang Long.
Seeing this result, everyone was stunned.
Their last hope was shattered.
"How could this be?" The audience had already stood up and waited for the final result, but after seeing the grouping list, they all fell back into a daze.
One of the spectators hugged his head painfully, "It's over … This time, it's really over. Our Blue Tide Continent's martial artists can't even enter the finals."
"Bullshit!" "What did you say? Could it be that the disciples of the Haoran Sect will definitely lose?" The spectators at the side cursed angrily.
The painful audience said bitterly, "Do you still need to see the results? Xiang Long is a monster! Even if Xiang Nan and Xiang Long are at the same realm, how confident is Xiang Nan in winning? I think, at most, it's less than 20%!"
"Furthermore, Xiang Nan is two levels lower than Xiang Long! You and I are both martial artists, can't you even understand this? Don't deceive yourself and others."
The cursing martial artist immediately withered and muttered to himself, "No, definitely not … Perhaps, a miracle will occur."
But when he said those words, even he himself was powerless.
"Perhaps … Murong Wanqing can defeat Yi Dong?"
"That's right! That's right! That's right, Murong Wanqing can advance to the fifth level of the Origin Realm. She's our only hope!"
"Alright!" Elder Shi Beihong descended from the sky and said, "From the semi-finals onwards, this old man will personally serve as the referee's corner. Everyone, please be quiet."
"Now, please enter the arena for the first battle!"
Murong Wanqing and Yi Dong walked onto the arena respectively. The two of them stood opposite each other and cupped their fists.
"If you are ready, then the competition will begin." Shi Beihong gave the order to compete.
Yi Dong said to Murong Wanqing, "I have already seen your ability. Then, please open your fire without holding back."
Murong Wanqing had also seen Yi Dong's strength, so she did not hesitate and immediately released her Spiritual Fire.
Rolling blood-colored flames burned all over her body. Her body rose into the air and slashed towards Yi Dong. A flaming sword light shot out.
Yi Dong removed the bandage on his right arm, revealing the strange pattern inside, and said, "Eye of Greed."
A black eyeball appeared above his head. The eyeball shone brightly and condensed an oval black shield in front of him.
Murong Wanqing's flaming sword light slashed against the black shield, giving off a muffled "zheng" sound. The sword light instantly shattered.
Still unable to break through! The black shield that Chu Yan's Yuan Qi could not break was no different from Murong Wanqing's.
Murong Wanqing gritted her teeth and sliced down a huge flame palm with her left hand. Yi Dong's body moved behind the black shield. After the flame palm hit the black shield, it was still shattered on the spot!
"Eye of Glory." Yi Dong raised his right hand, and a golden eyeball appeared. This eyeball shot down golden light, causing Yi Dong's cultivation to soar to the fifth level of Origin Return, and his entire body was enveloped in golden light.
"Blazing Eyes." The golden eyeball closed, and when it opened again, it turned into a flaming eyeball.
Yi Dong, whose entire body was shrouded in golden light, walked towards Murong Wanqing expressionlessly.
"What? Can the power of both eyes be released at the same time?" The audience paled in shock.
Murong Wanqing was also shocked, and then a beam of flames suddenly shot out from her blazing eyes.
Murong Wanqing used her full strength to condense a flame shield with the power of Spiritual Fire!
After the flame beam hit the flame shield, it was unable to cut through the flame shield at the first possible moment, but it continued to penetrate deeper and deeper.
The audience cheered and blocked it! The beam of flames that Chu Yan could not block with all her might was blocked by Murong Wanqing!
But Yi Dong was still advancing.
Murong Wanqing immediately raised her sword high and slashed at Yi Dong with ten flaming sword lights.
"Right now, you can't change to the Eye of Greed, right?" Murong Wanqing's eyes flashed.
"Indeed." Yi Dong nodded and waved his hand, sending all ten flaming sword lights flying.
"What? You" Murong Wanqing was stunned. His flaming sword light was actually sent flying by Yi Dong's bare hands?
At this time, her flame shield was finally unable to withstand the cut of the flame beam. With a chi sound, it was cut in half, and the flame beam quickly swept towards Murong Wanqing.
Murong Wanqing bent down to dodge the flame beam and took the opportunity to charge towards Yi Dong. She turned into a flame goddess and spat out fierce blood-colored flames from her entire body, condensing into a huge fireball!
The fireball exploded on Yi Dong's body, but Yi Dong walked out of the fire wave unharmed and grabbed Murong Wanqing's neck.
"Ahhh!" Murong Wanqing exerted all of her strength, and billowing waves of fire surged out from her body, about to condense into a phoenix.
However, the blazing flame beams shot out from the Eye of Heat frantically swept through the flames that were trying to take shape, making it impossible for them to successfully converge.
"You lost." Yi Dong said indifferently. He stretched out his finger and lightly tapped on Murong Wanqing's forehead. As this finger went down, golden light immediately shone.
Murong Wanqing rolled her eyes and fainted.
Yi Dong grabbed Murong Wanqing's leg and gently tossed her off the stage. "Sorry, the opponent in my heart is not you, so I don't want to waste too much time with you."
The entire arena was completely silent.
Lost? Was he defeated so easily? Murong Wanqing, who had the highest hopes of the audience, was defeated just like that? He was defeated to the point that he had no power to retaliate!
No one had expected that this battle, which should have been intense, would end so quickly!
"The winner of this battle, Sky Profound Sect, Yi Dong." Elder Shi Beihong sighed and announced the final result.
The audience all despaired. They all fell back to their seats. Even Murong Wanqing, who could raise her cultivation to the fifth level of Origin Return, and Murong Wanqing, who possessed the power of Spiritual Fire, were defeated by Yi Dong!
"Even that powerful Murong Wanqing has been defeated!"
"It's over, it's all over …" For a moment, the dark clouds shrouded the scene.
Where will the Haoran Sect go and how will the dignity of the Blue Tide Continent's martial artists be rebuilt?
"Let's invite the contestants from both sides to the next match." Elder Shi Beihong directly announced that there was no time left for half-time.
Because there were only two battles in the semi-final, and after that, there would be the finals in three days.
Xiang Nan and Xiang Long stepped onto the arena respectively. Xiang Nan turned around and said, "Check Sunset's injuries and see if there are five major problems with her."
"She's fine. She's just unconscious." Luo Yuan said to Xiang Nan after examining Murong Wanqing's injuries.
When Xiang Nan heard this, he heaved a sigh of relief.
"Haha, I've finally waited for you." "Xiang Nan, it's time." Xiang Long's two big fists clashed with each other, his face flushed red with excitement.
Xiang Nan turned around. His waist was straight and he clasped his fists. "Haoran Sect, Sun Peak, Xiang Nan!"
These words were forceful! With a loud voice, a wave of heroic spirit soared into the clouds.
Sun Peak, Xiang Nan! These few words immediately revived the desperate spectators.
It was the person who had written the three words' Sun Peak 'back on the Eagle Rankings on his own! As the only disciple of the Sun Peak, he had managed to gain some status in the Haoran Sect!
The words' Sun Peak 'were too legendary. As a disciple of Sun Peak, Xiang Nan also used a legendary method to write miracles that were impossible to accomplish.
At this moment, the disappointed spectators all placed their last hopes on Xiang Nan.
"Xiang Nan! We must win!"
"Xiang Nan, don't embarrass Sun Peak!"
"Damn, if you can write Sun Peak to the top of the Eagle Rankings, you will definitely be able to take the championship of the Joint Examination!"
Amidst the cheers, Xiang Nan took out two wine jars from his storage ring and said to Xiang Long, "Drink? I'm used to drinking a lot before a fierce battle!"
"Hahahaha, good good good!" Xiang Long laughed excitedly, "I told you your temper is the most similar to this daddy's! Come, you and I will fight after drinking!"
Xiang Nan kicked a wine jar away, picked up the rest of it, and raised his head to drink.
Xiang Long's happy laughter was like thunder as he held the wine jar and gulped down the liquor.
After drinking all the strong liquor, the two of them shattered the wine jar and wiped their mouths at the same time. At the same time, they shouted, "Good wine!"
"Frank! I admire enemies like you! Let's go to war!" That Xiang Long didn't say anything else and ran wildly! His huge body rumbled as he charged towards Xiang Nan.
Xiang Nan took a deep breath and strode forward. Every time he took a step, the Yuan Qi in Xiang Nan's body increased by a point!
When the two of them got close to each other, Xiang Long swung his thick arms and punched down heavily!
Xiang Nan held a huge saber in his hand as he faced it!
A monstrous shockwave erupted from the fierce collision.
After the shockwave, the hearts of the spectators were about to jump to their throats. Normally, Xiang Long's first strike would directly smash his opponent into pieces.
However, the scene that had appeared had caused the audience to applaud!
In the middle of the arena, Xiang Nan's body was still straight, and the huge saber firmly held onto Xiang Long's heavy punch.
The corners of Xiang Nan's mouth slightly rose as he said, "Is this all you have?"