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Chapter 282.3: Nan Qiuqiu and Nan Shuishui

    However, Huo Yuhao was confident. In the next five years, the Tang Sect would grow exponentially. He did not dare to say how strong the Tang Sect would be in five years' time, but it would not be hard to keep Nan Qiuqiu.

    Nan Qiuqiu was stunned. She had not expected her mother to give her up so easily. The two conditions were almost meaningless! Five years! She would soon become a disciple of the Tang Sect for at least five years!

    Nan Shuishui looked Huo Yuhao deep in the eyes, nodded, and said, "Alright, then I shall hand Qiuqiu over to you. As long as you don't deliberately bully her, it's alright for you to be slightly strict with her. I've spoiled this girl. This time, she has to pay for her own mistakes to learn a lesson. Oh right, where is the Tang Sect? After this competition, I wish to pay your sect a visit!"

    Huo Yuhao smiled and replied, "We welcome you wholeheartedly. The Tang Sect is located in Shrek City. As long as you are there, it won't be hard to find us. The Tang Sect has a long history, but it has also had a period of decline. We're rebuilding the Tang Sect, and we are confident that we'll turn it into an even more powerful sect."

    "Shrek City?" Nan Shuishui's eyes betrayed a look of shock. She dismissed some of the thoughts she had instantly. She turned her head to look at Nan Qiuqiu and said, "Alright, you're now part of the Tang Sect! Five years from now, in the next tournament, you make the call as to whether you want to return or not. It's settled!" With that, the sect leader of the Earthdragon Sect turned to leave.

    While Nan Qiuqiu had planned to join the Tang Sect to avoid punishment, she could not help but feel wronged when her mother gave her away so easily. Tears streamed down her face.

    Wang Dong'er approached her and said, "Qiuqiu, the Tang Sect is not a bad place. By joining the Tang Sect, we promise that it will not affect your future development negatively. We welcome you." As she said that, she extended her hand out.

    Ever since Wang Dong'er got together with Huo Yuhao, she decided to give up her cross-dressing charade. Hence, she fell into her role as a girl, but she forgot about the dangerous impact of her cross-dressing.

    When Nan Qiuqiu heard Wang Dong'er's words, she lifted her head to look at her perfectly-formed face. She nodded and not only did she stop her tears from flowing, but she reached out and grabbed Wang Dong'er's hands. Wang Dong'er led her to the resting area.

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    There was nothing wrong with Wang Dong'er holding Nan Qiuqiu's hand. However, it made someone else immensely jealous.

    "She-she actually dares to hold Wang Dong's hand. I'll kill her...!" Meng Hongchen said with gritted teeth as she walked out of the resting zone.

    "Be calm! Sister, you must be calm!" Xiao Hongchen rushed toward to hold her. A helpless look crossed his face. He did not know why his sister would lose a few IQ points everytime Wang Dong was mentioned.

    Nan Shuishui returned to the Earthdragon Sect's side and sat down. A smile crept across her face as she thought, "Tang Sect. What a sec! Shrek Academy's Tang Sect. That is the perfect place to train Qiuqiu!"

    The Earthdragon Sect had a mysterious secret technique that originated from its first sect leader more than a thousand years ago. They were able to determine the personality of a person just by looking at his/her face. Just now, she could see the righteousness in the faces of the Tang Sect disciples. If not, as a mother, how could she entrust her daughter to strangers? Furthermore, after she heard that the Tang Sect was in Shrek City, she was even more relieved.

    Among the group of youngsters, at least two of them were Soul Emperors! What did that mean? Before they signed up, Nan Shuishui had deliberately researched past tournaments. Any team with a Soul Emperor would be able to enter the top eight! For them to have soul masters at that level, and for them to establish their sect in Shrek City, how could anyone believe that they had no ties whatsoever with Shrek Academy?

    Due to her assessments, Nan Shuishui had enough assurance to make her decision. She abandoned her plan of bringing a few men to kick up a fuss at the Tang Sect. Of course, she would still pay a visit to the Tang Sect! She had to see if her daughter had a future in the sect. All mothers were the same in this aspect. No matter how tough they seemed, their kids could melt their hearts.

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    While the competition had ended for the Tang Sect, Huo Yuhao his team did not return to the hotel. Instead, they stayed to continue watching the tournament. He was waiting to see a particular sect fight.

    Soon, his wait paid off.

    As noon approached, the morning rounds for the second day were coming to an end. Soon, it was the last round.

    "Holy Ghost Sect versus Heavenly Capital Academy. Participants, please approach the arena."

    Huo Yuhao was resting with his eyes closed, but when he heard the name 'Holy Ghost Sect', he opened his eyes immediately. He looked toward the resting zone.

    Indeed, he saw a youth clad in black walking out. The tips of his feet touched the ground, and soon, he was in the arena. His attire was exactly the same as Tang Ya's.

    Holy Ghost Sect, Holy Ghost Church. It was indeed them. They really decided to take part in the competition!

    Huo Yuhao's expression turned serious. He stared intently at the youth in black.

    Wang Dong'er sat next to him, looking slightly vexed. Right after she asked Nan Qiuqiu to sit down next to her, she realized that something was wrong. She had made the same mistake once more. Nan Qiuqiu finally calmed down and then, she continually asked 'him' about the Tang Sect. Then, she started to ask more personal questions. Undoubtedly, she had her own secret objective! Wang Dong'er had experienced too many of these types of situations already.

    "Wang Dong, where do I stay once I'm at the Tang Sect?"

    "What method did Huo Yuhao use to defeat the last member of my Earthdragon Sect?"

    "Wang Dong, you are really handsome, but your shoulders are slightly narrow. Eh, your feet aren't big either! What's your size!?"

    Nan Qiuqiu blurted out a whole bunch of crap in just a short while.

    The other members of the Tang Sect pretended to not hear. They sat there rigidly, but the mirth in their eyes could not be concealed. Evidently, another girl had become infatuated with Wang Dong'er!

    Nan Qiuqiu was no romantic. However, when she met this handsome young man who had managed to reach Rank 60 before he was 20, how could she not be attracted to him? Perhaps she did not even realize it herself.

    Just like Huo Yuhao said, Wang Dong'er could charm both guys and girls.

    At this moment, Huo Yuhao's attention was completely focused on the tournament. The youth from the Holy Ghost Sect in black looked plain, his face slightly pale. However, when Huo Yuhao cast his Spiritual Detection over him, he felt something eerie.

    The Sun Moon Empire led the continent in terms of soul tools. For such a huge arena, the protective barrier was over five hundred meters high, and its protective abilities were amazing indeed. Hence, Huo Yuhao, with his current spiritual cultivation, had to expend a lot of spiritual power to penetrate the barrier. However, he had to find out more about the Holy Ghost Sect, so he did not mind making the sacrifice.

    Earlier, when he finished off the Earthdragon Sect, Huo Yuhao had relied on his Spiritual Shock. Unlike before, he could now completely control the intensity of his attack. He could render his opponent unconscious without actually hurting him. If he wished, even a Soul Emperor could not resist a blow from his Spiritual Shock. Actually, this was his trump card, and hence, he had only revealed it when he was shrouded in darkness. He would not use it easily.

    Huo Yuhao was not a real cripple. As his spiritual power increased, he realized that his soul power and his body could not match it.

    For example, he would not dare to use his Eye of Destiny to release his Spiritual Shock. If he did so, his brain would be unable to take it, and it might very well explode. As for this problem, he tried to ask Elder Xuan what he should do. Elder Xuan gave him a simple answer. If a soul master wanted to make an all-around improvement, his soul power would serve as his foundation, as well as the most important measure. With a rise in soul power, other aspects of the soul master's body would increase as well. In the long run, his cultivation would become stronger and stronger. Regardless of whether it pertained to one's tenacity in terms of spiritual power or soul power, the pre-condition was that one had to have a strong body first!

    Huo Yuhao's body was indeed more exceptional than other soul masters of his rank. Furthermore, with the vast life energy from the Life Gold and his twin martial souls, his body's caliber easily rivalled that of a six-ringed Soul Emperor! However, that was his limit, as he still only had five rings.

    Right now, his spiritual power astounded even Elder Xuan. One could only guess the improvement he had experienced in terms of his spiritual power. Elder Xuan told him directly that if he wanted to capitalize on his concrete-material realm spiritual power, he had to reach the stage of a Titled Douluo. Only then could his body reach a level that allowed him to release his spiritual power without reservation.

    Of course, there was a more superficial method. He could also retrieve a powerful soul bone that would allow his Spiritual Sea to stabilize. Like that, when he released his spiritual power, his attack would be more powerful. Of course, he would still be unable to maximize his full strength, and hence, the best way to overcome this problem was to rely on simply increasing his cultivation!
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