Chapter 1442 - Top 1000
Days pa.s.sed by, and the Second Phase of the compet.i.tion started; in the 2nd Phase, there is no weak king, each and every partic.i.p.ant was powerful, some even shone like the brightest stars.
Most of these brightest stars were known, but some were completely unknown, and there are many more who hadn't revealed a sliver of their power; these people hide well till it's time for them to reveal their real strength.
Each day, I would find many interesting fights. h.e.l.l, I could find them each hour; it had made my time in my Inheritance s.p.a.ce considerably shorter, but that is a tradeoff I had to make to watch my future opponent.
Still, I have not seen anyone who could pose a real threat to me; while it is true they are powerful, they are still not powerful enough to shake my confidence.
h.e.l.l, I did not find anyone whose strength has come relatively close to Elena, who has finished all her fights in a single attack.
Speaking of Elena, I am quite surprised by the speed she is progressing; every day, her aura would become powerful. It is like she is practicing every waking moment, which is not the case.
With all the time she spent fighting the matches of Champions.h.i.+p and studying the opponents, she barely gets four hours to practice, which is not enough for normal people to make the progress she is making, but Elena is anything but normal.
She has the bloodline of Phoenix, and since its first Atavism, it begins to show its real power. If What Ive read is right, then Elena will continue making progress at such speed, and the more Atavism she goes through, the greater progress speed she will have.
It is one of the reasons why people are so jealous of those with bloodline; they are even better than the Inheritance when compared to the strength they provide but not all hearts and roses with bloodlines, they have faults, and sometimes these faults make one an abomination or kill one by providing more strength than they could handle.
There are other ways to bloodline make things difficult, but after thousands of years of dealing with bloodlines, we have developed ways to deal with minor side effects; it is the bloodline's major side effects that make most people worried.
Eight days had pa.s.sed by since Sophia and Raina had come to meet me; the second Phase of the compet.i.tion is over, the nine hundred have been chosen through the combat while the rest of the hundred will be from special seats.
Most special partic.i.p.ants came from the Supreme while a minor part of them was occupied by people who had won the Continental Champions.h.i.+p and some other compet.i.tion.
Of the twenty people that Academy had sent, eleven were able to get into the Top 1000, which is very high numbers; usually, we considered ourselves lucky if two or three of our members could enter the Top 1000.
This was the easiest part for them; the first will the real challenge. It would be extremely lucky if any of them except for Elena could enter the top 100.
"Welcome you all to the final phase of the World Champions.h.i.+p," Marla said, and the audience let out a huge cheer.
They had been waiting for this moment since the World Champions.h.i.+p had started. All the fights till now were restricted, but from now, those restrictions have loosened very much.
"All Top 1000 Partic.i.p.ants, please entered the arena and let the world have a clear look at their champions," Marla said, calling us to the huge stage.
"Let's Go," Elena said beside me; I and others got up and walked out of the box, and as we got out, we flew toward Marla, who was floating in the center of the arena.
Hundreds of people came out multiple entrances of the arena, and I know every one of them. I had a whole day yesterday to study the partic.i.p.ants, though I would have liked to study them in detail; still, basic information is fine as well.
The real challenges are the special list of partic.i.p.ants of the Supremes and people suggested by the Pyramid. However, some challenges may come from the hidden gems that are a rarity.
I begin to spot friends too whom I had not seen in a long while, the first one I saw Ellen; she had become even more magnificent than before and emitting some sort of holiness that everyone can sense.
Ive read about very detailedly, and this holiness of her is extremely dangerous; with the help of it, she had defeated the enemies without lifting the weapon.
She seemed to have sensed me and looked at me; as our eyes met, a smile appeared on our faces. I had talked to her yesterday, and we had planned to meet today after our matches are over.
We even make a friendly bet.
I smiled at her before turning toward my other good friend; she had the biggest transformation.
Jill had changed; changed would not be the right word. There is not much change in her physically except for becoming mature and more beautiful than before; one could not see the traces of the cute girl she used to be once upon a time.
Jill now has a serious expression on her face, and she is wearing a black battle suit, the expression, and color Ive rarely seen her wear.
When I met her first time, she was a vibrant girl bring a smile to everyone's faces with her infectious, vibrantness but all that seemed to have disappeared, and she looked like a person who had fought thousands of b.l.o.o.d.y battles and forgot what joy looked like.
I looked at her and her brother, who is flying beside her, when I sensed someone appearing behind me.
"Micheal?" said an unfamiliar voice behind me with a slight trace of hesitation; I looked behind me and stopped on the track; I saw the face that I had throught dead for many years.