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Chapter 295.3: Ranked Carving Knife

    He Caitou said, "How is that impossible? The good thing that you're talking about, isn't that the good thing that's happened between you and Huo Yuhao? Are you expecting? We should help you two arrange your marriage as soon as possible when we return from the competition before your tummy gets big. Don't worry, Yuhao. We'll call eldest senior brother when the time comes, and we'll all join you in your proposal."

    Wang Dong'er was still a little lost when He Caitou asked if she was expecting. Towards the end, however, she could tell that something was wrong, and when He Caitou finished the rest of his sentence, her face was flushing red.

    "What!? Don't talk nonsense! Huo Yuhao and I didn't do that!" She stomped her foot as she spoke, and she gave the wheelchair over to Na Na beside her before she took a few quick steps forward and walked out in front of everyone else.

    Huo Yuhao was just laughing throughout the entire conversation, and said nothing at all. Yes! He did feel like Wang Dong'er's liveliness had returned to her, even though that meant she was no longer gentle and soft. It also meant that she was probably a little more quirky and erratic, so it would be a little more difficult to flirt with her. However, Huo Yuhao was especially delighted to see her so happy.

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    Huo Yuhao used Imitation to bring everyone back into the hotel and closed the door to his room. He asked Wang Dong'er to push him over in front of his desk and draw the curtains.

    "It's getting late. Let's get some rest." The tournament had taken them almost four hours, and it was already very late. The next match of the round robin was tomorrow, and they didn't have much time to rest. Huo Yuhao said, "Go and rest, Dong'er. There are some things that I need to handle." He was a little too eager at this point.

    "What do you want to do? Let me accompany you." Wang Dong'er pulled a chair over, sat down beside him, and stared at him with a curious look. She had been together with Huo Yuhao for far too long, and she could tell from Huo Yuhao's expression that he was extremely excited. He had just lost three hundred thousand golden soul coins, so it must be something big.

    Huo Yuhao didn't keep urging her to rest. He gradually closed his eyes, and a pale golden layer shone from his skin.

    Gentle spiritual undulations permeated the room with a strange aura. Wang Dong'er smiled faintly as she watched Huo Yuhao with his eyes closed.

    Huo Yuhao was still a Soul King, but no matter how much Wang Dong'er understood about him, she didn't know how powerful he was now. He'd probably become a true high-level soul master once his body recovered and he was able to move. His spiritual power was just too strong.

    The Fullmoon Piercing Autumn Dew greatly boosted Huo Yuhao's spiritual power, and had allowed him to ascend into the concrete-immaterial realm. This was his also his true hidden weapon in the big tournament.

    The soft spiritual undulations continued to ripple as a faint golden crack slowly appeared on Huo Yuhao's forehead. The crack slowly opened up, and a strange vertical eye gradually appeared.

    Wang Dong'er was a six-ringed Soul Emperor, but she still felt her entire body quiver and a dizziness surface in her mind when the Eye of Destiny opened up. She didn't feel balanced on her chair anymore, and had to hurriedly support herself by gripping the table. She focused her attention, calmed herself down, and withdrew her spiritual power so that she wouldn't be affected.

    What kind of eye is that?! The brilliant golden eye was transparent like a golden crystal, but its pupil was a deep and elegant purple color. Strange but intense spiritual undulations flowed out, and the entire room was quickly filled with an aura of formidable spiritual power.

    A bluish-green light suddenly erupted from the golden eye. The light rays in front of the golden eye became a little twisted when this bluish-green light appeared, as if it were opening a door into another world.

    Bluish-green light flickered, and a carving knife was hovering in front of Huo Yuhao.

    "It's beautiful!" Wang Dong'er couldn't help but whisper.

    Huo Yuhao's eyes opened. The Eye of Destiny on his forehead shone with faint golden light, and his eyes were fixed upon his Life Guardian Blade.

    Yes! It really was, it really was quite beautiful!

    The Life Guardian Blade had undergone drastic changes over the many years that it had been nourished, and it now looked like a translucent emerald. It wasn't just transparent, like a crystal; its colors were dense, positive, and even. The green hues were full of life energy, and the entire blade was just riveting.

    There were no patterns of any sort on the Life Guardian Blade. It was so pure that it seemed like it had been naturally formed, and not man-made. The fearsome and ferocious aura that had once belonged to his Soul-Devouring Carving Knife was entirely gone. While rippling with flourishing life energy, the blade also possessed peculiar spiritual undulations.

    Huo Yuhao raised his hand and carefully pinched the Life Guardian Blade with his thumb and his index finger.

    A layer of green light immediately shone from within it and stained the entire room a jade-green color. Dense life energy flowed backwards and followed Huo Yuhao's right arm into his body.

    It was just a small carving knife, but the life energy that it fed back to Huo Yuhao was continuous, and flowed endlessly like a river. He felt as if his life energy was expanding with breakneck speed. Furthermore, this powerful life energy was automatically fighting against the ice-type origin energy in his left arm and his lower limbs, as if it were melting ice into water.

    Huo Yuhao's entire body was filled with energy and vitality, to the point where he almost moaned out loud.

    He subconsciously infused his soul power into the carving knife, and a strange sensation surfaced. A blurry green light lit up at the carving knife's tip, and a foot-long blade light protruded from it.

    This blade light was slender and shaped like a trapezoid, wide at the start and narrow at the back. Simply put, the carving knife seemed to have expanded.

    Huo Yuhao was holding the carving knife diagonally. The blade light appeared and naturally stabbed into the desk before him.

    A strange scene appeared - the table's entire structure was immediately imprinted in Huo Yuhao's mind. Afterwards, Huo Yuhao could feel that the table had been... annihilated.

    Yes, annihilated.

    Wang Dong'er and Huo Yuhao looked on in shock as the wooden table was soundlessly converted into ash and dust. The table slowly crumbled in front of their eyes into dust that drifted down to the floor. The Life Guardian Blade only flickered once with green light.

    Wang Dong'er raised her hand, and dense light-type soul power swept out. Her soul power swept up the ash and dust, and she opened the window so that she could throw it outside. Huo Yuhao controlled his Life Guardian Blade and withdrew the blade light, which also put a stop to the enchanting bluish-green light.

    Wang Dong'er cleaned up the mess, and turned around and gazed into Huo Yuhao's eyes.

    "This... what just happened?"

    Huo Yuhao mumbled, "This is called the Life Guardian Blade. Have you heard about ranked carving knives?" He immediately briefed Wang Dong'er about the Life Guardian Blade's identity. Of course, he skipped some things that were related to Electrolux.

    "It's been nourished inside my Eye of Destiny for such a long time that I'd forgotten all about it. I really deserve a beating for that. I never expected that it would come to possess so much life energy over the years. With this blade around, I can feel that my life energy can be permanently maintained at a flourishing level, and even the speed at which my body can absorb the ice-type origin energy has become a lot faster."

    Wang Dong'er's eyes sparkled. "That's a good thing even if it could only help you recover more quickly. But what's the deal with the table?"

    Huo Yuhao thought back to something Electrolux once said. "The Life Guardian Blade was forged from Life Gold. If the blade has an element, then its element is life. It can manipulate life energy, and this ability is known as Adjudication. It can adjudicate the life energy in all matter. This doesn't include living matter, and can only take effect against metal and all other sorts of non-living matter. This blade can absorb life energy from these non-living things to boost itself, and it can also cause those things to crumble just from absorbing its life energy. Of course, that also means it can give other metals its own life energy. I believe that if the committee redid the Carving Knife Leaderboard, the Life Guardian Blade would rank among the top ten."

    Wang Dong'er asked, "What do you intend to use it for? For that competition? You'll pay a price for possessing something like this. Won't you attract a lot of unwanted attention if you have a precious carving knife as glaring and riveting as this?"

    Huo Yuhao smiled, and he proved to Wang Dong'er how powerful he was with his abilities.

    The Eye of Destiny's light contorted a little, and the bluish-green and transparent carving knife in Huo Yuhao's hands transformed once more, becoming a black carving knife that looked as normal as normal could be.

    "Uh... Imitation? Can you change everything with Imitation?" Wang Dong'er stared at him with wide eyes and a slack jaw .

    Huo Yuhao nodded gently and said, "What you see now is just the tip of the iceberg. Do you remember? I said I have a hidden weapon, and it's not this carving knife. It's a soul skill combination that I've invented all by myself. You will see it when we meet an opponent that's powerful enough."

    "Alright."

    "Help me onto the bed. I want to try using the Life Guardian Blade to support my cultivation and see if it can help me accelerate the absorption of the Ultimate Ice origin energy of heaven and earth inside me. I have a feeling that full recovery is waving to me now." Huo Yuhao's eyes flowed with self-confidence. He had this powerful life energy to protect him now, and this allowed him to do what he wanted as he absorbed the ice-type origin energy.

    "That's great!" Wang Dong'er said delightedly.

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    The next morning...

    The sky around Radiant City was a little dark, and the clouds were hanging low. There seemed to be a heavy and gloomy atmosphere in the air as light drizzles billowed in the sky. The rain carried waves of a crisp chill.

    Wang Dong'er pushed Huo Yuhao's wheelchair as they exited the Brilliant Delight Hotel. Na Na held up a large umbrella for her and Huo Yuhao, and everyone proceeded towards the competition grounds. The second match of the round robin was about to begin!

    The Tang Sect was facing off against a sect called the Clearjade Sect. According to the information that they had, this sect was very special, and they were quite powerful as well!
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