Soul Land IV (Douluo Dalu) : Ultimate Fighting - Chapter 717
Chapter 717 – Battle Formation
The current strength of Lan Xuanyu’s team of seven was: Tang Yuge, seven-ring Soul Sage with the Yin Yang Chaos Bird Spirit Soul; Yuanen Huihui, six-ring Soul Emperor with the Phantom Spirit Elven Dragon Spirit Soul; Lan Mengqin, five-ring Soul King with the Emerald Swan Spirit Soul; Bai Xiuxiu, five-ring Soul King with the Abyssal Demon Dragon Spirit Soul; Qian Lei, five-ring Soul King with the Golden Behemoth as his Lifebound Summon; Liu Feng, five-ring Soul King with the Thorn Dragon Spirit Soul; Lan Xuanyu, four-ring Spirit Ancestor, no Spirit Soul.
Based on the number of soul rings alone, they weren’t very strong, but other than Lan Xuanyu, they all had top-notch Spirit Souls. They were real Spirit Souls and not artificial Spirit Souls from the Spirit Pagoda.
Especially Lan Mengqin and Bai Xiuxiu, whose Spirit Souls were at the level of a Great Beast.
Lan Xuanyu even felt that if it was a one-on-one situation, the current Tang Yuge was definitely not weaker than Zheng Longjiang back then.
Although Tang Yuge didn’t have a Two-Word Battle Armor, if she returned among the sixth years, she would still be the strongest.
So what if it was seven against seven? So what if their opponents had four seven-ring Soul Sages and three six-ring Soul Emperors? If the sixth years weren’t the same, then how were they the same as before? Were they comparing who was improving faster ? The answer would be in the arena.
However, Lan Xuanyu had requested for the academy to conduct this competition internally and not publicize it to the outside world, nor allow the other years to watch.
Regarding this, Ying Luohong was quite surprised. She originally thought that Lan Xuanyu would suggest for the academy to broadcast this match and benefit from it.
The reason why Lan Xuanyu proposed to do it internally was because he didn’t want to expose the strength of his team.
They had already grown up and he didn’t wish for himself and his companions to appear under the spotlight. If they were too famous, they would naturally be noticed by others. How would their 33 Sky Wings team move in the future? It would be easy for others to see through their soul skills.
It was time to keep a low profile.
Hence, this match became Shrek Academy’s internal competition.
The 33 Sky Wings warship had already left, and Lan Xuanyu was quite at ease with his classmates. Ding Zhuohan’s talent in warship piloting was not inferior to his at all, not to mention that the weapons they carried were powerful enough!
Four Tang Sect-made antimatter missiles were enough to do many things, not to mention that the warship was escorting the merchant ship in an invisible state.
It could be said that this was a luxurious escort, and there were probably not many merchant ships that could receive such treatment. If there were really pirates attacking and that they were weak, it would be a free meal on the plate. If the pirates were too strong, they would just give up the mission and return to report.
Hence, to the 33 Sky Wings battle team, the team mission this time was quite good. However, such a mission was rare and not all merchant ships could afford the protection of Sky Fighters.
For the past few days, Lan Xuanyu and his teammates had been training together. After everyone broke through, their abilities had improved significantly and their soul skills had all more or less changed.
The ones who had changed the most were naturally Bai Xiuxiu and Lan Mengqin. After obtaining the Spirit Soul of a Great Beast, even their Martial Soul had mutated.
It wasn’t until the morning of the competition that the academy sent news that the rules of the competition were finally confirmed. It wasn’t the seven against seven that they had initially thought, but a comprehensive competition that would decide the final victor. This was also a competition that fully displayed both parties’ combined strength.
Three 1v1s, one 2v2, one 7v7, a total of five matches.
In a one-on-one competition, the winner would get one point, the two-on-two would get two points, and the seven-on-seven match would get four points.
In other words, if they won the first three 1v1s and one 2v2, they would be able to determine the victor even if they didn’t fight in the last round.
This tournament format was relatively advantageous for the sixth years because Lan Xuanyu’s team relied on team battles to win against the sixth years in the past. In terms of team battles, Lan Xuanyu’s team at least had a psychological advantage.
But with four additional matches, the overall strength had become more important. There was no doubt that the sixth years had an advantage in terms of individual strength.
Lan Xuanyu had his doubts regarding this, but the academy’s reply was very simple—the competition for choosing the academy’s representative was also like this for the branch academy. Since the academy was choosing the strongest team to face the challenge of the branch academy, they naturally had to go through the same method of selection, so this was fair.
It was not easy to replace the sixth years and obtain four difficulty points for their Sky Fighter mission.
Hence, to Lan Xuanyu and the rest, the first thing they had to think about was how to deploy their troops.
There were seven people on both sides. After the team members appeared in the 1v1 and 2v2 matches, the remaining seven against seven would have to appear as well. But this would involve a problem—if they were injured or exhausted in the previous matches, what would happen in the later matches? It would definitely affect the seven against seven matches, so whoever appeared first would become an extremely important problem.
Lan Xuanyu and his teammates were gathered in Xiao Qi’s office at this moment, discussing how to arrange the formation.
Xiao Qi frowned. “Xuanyu, what do you suggest?”
He asked Lan Xuanyu because Lan Xuanyu was the most familiar with his partners.
Lan Xuanyu looked at his teammates and said, “Yuge and Huihui will definitely fight one on one and have a high chance of winning. Yuge can basically guarantee a one on one victory, so Huihui should be able to do the same. As for the last one on one…”
“Me, me, me !” Qian Lei raised his hand excitedly.
Lan Xuanyu glanced at him and shook his head. “No, you can’t go out.”
“Why?” Qian Lei’s eyes widened. “I’m very strong in a one-on-one fight! Even if I meet Sima Xian, I can fight him.”
Lan Xuanyu: “Then can you guarantee victory?”
“This… I’m not too familiar with them and I can’t guarantee it, but I feel that there is definitely a chance.” Qian Lei wasn’t overly arrogant. After all, he only had five rings. Although the Golden Behemoth had greatly increased his strength, the disparity between their Soul Power was still very obvious.
There was no doubt that the sixth year would send out three seven-ring Soul Sages and even Two-Word Battle Armor Masters to participate in the one-on-one competition. Qian Lei really didn’t have full confidence against a Soul Sage with a Two-Word Battle Armor and a Soul Sage from Shrek Academy.
Lan Xuanyu said indifferently, “Since you’re not completely confident, you can’t expose yourself. We still have to rely on you for the final seven against seven matches.”
Qian Lei’s eyes lit up. “Am I like a secret weapon?”
Lan Xuanyu replied, “I guess so.”
Xiao Qi looked at Lan Xuanyu and asked, “Who will be participating in the last match?”
Lan Mengqin and Bai Xiuxiu looked at Lan Xuanyu.
Lan Xuanyu narrowed his eyes and said, “We have a higher chance of winning this competition. If we want to obtain the final victory, then we must win the seven against seven match. We can’t gamble on winning all four matches in front of us, we have to firmly win the entire competition. So, Qian Lei and Mengqin must hide their abilities.
“No one would have thought that Qian Lei is our strongest assault-type Soul Master among us, nor would they have thought that Mengqin has the ability to heal. So, in the first three matches, the other five of us will take action while the two of you remain mysterious. In the last one-on-one match, Frenzie, you go up. Don’t seek success, but don’t make a mistake, don’t be severely injured, and don’t exhaust yourself too much. Just give it your all, do whatever you can, and display your own strength.”