Chapter 132: Gate-Crashers
It was down to three against five. Although Lin Yao did not make another move in the end, his existence posed a huge threat to the opposing team. The contestants from No. 2 High School did not dare fight wholeheartedly. After three to five minutes of fighting, Lin Yao and the others won and did not sustain many physical injuries.
It was joyous to emerge victorious. However, Zhang Feng felt no sense of accomplishment.
“That guy has hidden his abilities very well.”
“Hidden them? No, I didn’t. I practiced all these skills by applying for leave.”
“Then you were right to apply for leave, and we will rely on you in the future.”
Victory was always joyful, especially for young people, who felt that they could go further.
They were not stupid, so they all knew the reason behind their success. Although they would not go to the extent of pleasing Lin Yao, all of them viewed Lin Yao as their leader.
This included Zhang Feng, Tu Ying, and Yan Yan.
Even though there was competition among the four, after a round of battle, these young people felt that Lin Yao was too far ahead of them.
To be honest, if they had won by a very narrow margin, they might not have been convinced of Lin Yao’s abilities and might even have tried to figure out his weakness.
However, when Lin Yao had fought with the enemy, lightning had flashed and everything had ended. His powerful abilities made them understand that there was no way they could catch up with him.
When someone was so powerful that there was a huge gap in terms of their abilities, they would only worship that person instead of feeling jealous of their abilities.
“Let’s work hard together. The rewards given by the city are very high this time. Let’s go for it and try to defeat a few more teams to receive more rewards.”
Although Lin Yao did not dream of becoming the leader, it would be easier for him if his teammates listened to him.
Ninghai No. 4 High School won easily, and the audience was swept over by their success, cheering loudly for the team. Someone even yelled Lin Yao’s name in excitement.
“Lin Yao, do it again.”
Ninghai No. 4 High School stepped out of the arena amidst the loud cheers of the audience and caught the attention of many people.
Apart from the team members led by the four warlords from No. 1 High School, the other teams, including dojos and school, and even the teams from No. 1 High School that were not led by warlords, were frowning and studying Lin Yao’s abilities, thinking of ways to defeat him.
“Can you resist that move?”
“No, its speed is too fast, and it is too powerful. This is not something that a martial artist is capable of using.”
“Leader, what should we do?”
“Don’t ask me, this move is extraordinary.”
The students from No. 3 High School were the most anxious. No. 1 High School was too strong, so they did not even think about defeating them. No. 2 High School, No. 3 High School, and No. 4 High School would usually compete for second place in everyday competitions.
Now that No. 2 High School had been defeated, they could not find a way to clinch second place.
Many teams from No. 1 High School were also anxious. It was true that they had four teams that were led by warlords, and Lin Yao’s team would not affect their school’s dominance in the competition. Thus, there was no collective pressure. However, there was internal competition as well. No matter what, no one wanted to lose to No. 4 High School. Losing to them would make them the laughing stock of No. 1 High School, and their resources would be reduced as well.
The ordinary dojos and No. 3 High School might find it impossible to counterattack the Lightning Flash, but many teams from No. 1 High School had found a way to deal with it.
“All of you must work with me during the team competition. That way, we will be able to win.”
After watching Lin Yao fight in the team competition, many teams were looking for a way to defeat him. However, this had nothing to do with Lin Yao. In the past, he would go to Professor Li’s research institute for in-depth electric current development if he won a battle.
It was a pity that it was cloudy today and the sun was not strong at all. The solar energy he had stored for a day with his naked upper body could support him through another round of electric current development and help his body recover. However, there would be rain tomorrow, and Lin Yao would not be able to recharge. Therefore, he had to reserve this energy. Otherwise, he would not dare activate his extreme stare during the battle tomorrow.
“I hate it when it rains.”
Lin Yao could only sit in place and watch the matches out of desperation. Fortunately, the team competition was quite exciting. However, during the games, No. 1 High School showed him what it was like to have good teamwork.
There were only two kinds of teamwork in No. 4 High School. The first was discussing how to separate the opponents and fighting separately, and the other was relying on the abilities and combat skills of the teammates to cooperate with each other. However, due to the lack of chemistry between the teammates, the latter was not ideal.
To put it simply, Lin Yao and his team still placed more importance on thinking of ways to avoid affecting each other in team competitions.
This was totally different from how No. 1 High School worked. With many geniuses and instructors, they not only cooperated exquisitely but also developed combinatorial skills.
Right now, Lin Yao looked sullen as he watched a 2.4-meter-tall flaming warlord wield a flame whip to beat a student from a dojo until he was crying for help.
Other than Lin Yao, his teammates, who were still thinking of counterattacking the teams from No. 1 High School and winning all the way, also went silent.
They were not to be blamed. The flaming warlord in the arena was indeed really powerful. Lin Yao believed that he had to be a powerful existence at the warlord level.
Yes, the flaming warlord was really terrifying and was not the same type of warlord as Lin Yao, who only had time to use one offensive move. Instead, he was a terrifying existence that could last for a few minutes.
As for why there were warlords in the current team competition, this was naturally related to teamwork. Lin Yao scanned the team members and was dejected to realize that all of the five people below had fire attribute talents and their training methods were similar. Their foundations had been built on fire attribute talents, and fire attribute techniques would complement their training. Besides, the five of them had very good teamwork after training together for more than a year. They also had a special combination of formations and were able to condense a warlord using flames at the martial artist stage.
‘Damn, it’s no wonder that the higher-ups place so much importance on teamwork. When several people cooperate with each other, they could unleash a higher level of ability. If I was the higher-ups, I would value teamwork as well.’
After knowing the importance of teamwork, Lin Yao felt troubled and even depressed. This was because, as far as he knew, even if the four teams led by the warlords were not counted, the team that could summon the flaming warlord would still not be considered the top team in No. 1 High School.
‘So, in addition to the four permanent warlords in No. 1 High School, there are three or five teams that can combine their abilities to form a terrifying existence at the warlord level.’
Upon knowing this, even Lin Yao was about to give up, let alone his teammates.
‘What can we use to fight them… Fortunately, the goal that the old principal gave me is to defeat the dojos and the other two high schools. This is much easier than challenging No. 1 High School.
‘The No. 2 High School has been defeated. Now, we are only left with No. 3 High School… Huh?’
“The battle has ended. Ninghai No. 3 High School played against the Ultimate Boxing Dojo, and the Ultimate Boxing Dojo won.”
Lin Yao, who was lost in thought, heard the commentary on the stage and was completely stunned.
‘What the hell? How could No. 3 High School lose to the dojo?’
A high school had thousands of students, while a dojo only had a few dozen or hundreds of students. Since most of the elite students were recruited by No. 1 High School, the schools that had more students were obviously stronger than the dojos, and the elite teams selected from a school would never lose to a dojo.
Lin Yao found the situation unbelievable, but he soon discovered something unusual. No. 3 High School had indeed lost. However, from the start until the end of the competition, only one player from the victorious Ultimate Boxing Dojo had participated in the competition.
‘Could a genius have suddenly appeared?’
This was possible. Other than Lin Yao, who used a cheat, Di Qiang was considered a super-genius. However, his enlightenment time was too short. If he had been enlightened in the first or second year of high school, he might have been an advanced martial artist or even a warlord now. In that case, he’d be capable of leading an entire team as well.
However, Lin Yao quickly shook his head and dismissed this idea.
In most cases, if there was a super-genius, they would be respected by others, and this could be seen in the details.
However, the Ultimate Boxing Dojo was different. The four people who stood, cupping one fist in their other hand, had no respect for the disciple who had returned victoriously. The disciple even took the initiative to stand on the side, which implied his status in the dojo. Lin Yao felt incredible upon seeing the situation.
‘He fought alone against five people, yet he’s not the main force of the team.’
While thinking about this, Lin Yao took a closer look and discovered that the five members of the Ultimate Boxing Dojo were all advanced martial artists. Apart from No. 1 High School, it was difficult for schools that had thousands of students to have five advanced martial artists. Still, the Ultimate Boxing Dojo had managed to have five advanced martial artists. No matter how he thought about it, it seemed highly impossible. Besides, even from such a long distance, Lin Yao could still sense danger when he looked at the tall man who was the leader of the five martial artists.
‘There is something very odd about this dojo.’
Lin Yao looked at the Ultimate Boxing Dojo with a solemn expression on his face. As he was frowning, Instructor Tu Hong burst into laughter. “Ha ha ha! This is so funny. I didn’t expect No. 3 High School to encounter the gate-crashers. This is very beneficial for us.”
Instructor Tu Hong, who was laughing hard, told Lin Yao to look at the team. He noticed that Lin Yao was frowning and patted everyone on their shoulders.
“Why are you frowning? We have defeated No. 2 High School, and No. 3 High School has been defeated by the gate-crashers. We have technically defeated the other two teams.”
The instructor’s comments might sound harsh, but when Lin Yao thought about it, this was indeed the case. The old principal had assigned them the mission of becoming the second-best high school in Ninghai City, and they were halfway to completing the mission.
Lin Yao had not expected to complete the task assigned by the principal in just one day, but he also had his concerns about it.
“I remember that in the past, the second-best high school defeated all the high schools and dojos and ranked lower than No. 1 High School. In that case, the Ultimate Boxing Dojo…”
“Don’t worry, you don’t have to deal with those gate-crashers.”
“Gate-crashers? What’s that?”
When he saw the clueless look on Lin Yao’s face, Instructor Tu Hong, who felt that they had completed a large part of the mission, explained with a smile.
“You should know that this is a competition held in our city. On principle, people from other places can’t participate in this competition.”
“I know this.”
There were dangerous forbidden lands, monsters all over the mountains, and freaks wandering in the wilderness in China. Various kinds of dangers had separated and distanced the cities in China.
Although China was still a whole entity with the help of cultural heritage and a strong government, the crises faced by each city had resulted in local protectionism gaining ground in the cities.
Every single city was trying its best to retain its geniuses and increase its strength. The city competition was mainly meant to select geniuses from Ninghai City for targeted training.
Upon thinking of this, Lin Yao had some clues about the identity of the gate-crashers even without the instructor going into detail.
“Aren’t those five members of the Ultimate Boxing Dojo in Ninghai City?”