Chapter 19 – “Match” King of Debate
“Haha, boss, you’re kidding, right? How could that bear’s defense be so fragile?”
Laura stopped speaking, letting both Anlor and Arnold watch the fight. The two combatants were similar; they both possessed normal combat prowess, but excelled in one particular area. They also only used fundamental feints and counters. Although All-Mouthy King’s soul power was quite weak, his control over his soul power was precise, meaning he could leverage his strengths against his opponent’s weak points.
Bluntly speaking, it all came down to opportunities. Even the most flexible assassin had to risk their life to land a killing blow.
When he observed Juan’s shockwave clap, Teuton was also interested, since it resembled that deflection technique. It was the final punch, however, that had Teuton staring at the monitor in disbelief.
What the hell was this?
Laura smiled slightly in Anlor’s direction. Laura herself had pondered over the punch for quite a long time, but still could not determine the presence of a hidden ability. However, she felt that Anlor, being a member of the Heavy Clan, would be able to decipher this killing move To properly utilise an ability, it must be practiced constantly over period of time, yet All-Mouthy King had not done so.
“Slow down the frame-rate…” Anlor suddenly said.
However, there was a limit to how much a playback could be slowed, thus it ended up as an blurry image. Still, Anlor’s face turned incredibly grim as he sucked in a deep breath.
“It might be… Oscillating Fist…”
“Oscillating Fist, what’s that…” said Arnold with a smile. “Wait. What? Oscillating Fist!?”
Laura shuddered. “Are you telling me that that explosive and destructive killing blow relied on oscillating soul power at a high frequency?”
Anlor nodded, then shook his head. “Since I didn’t watch personally, I’m not wholly certain, but from the shape of the injury, it was most likely caused by the first-rate, high frequency battle technique, Oscillating Fist.”
“Isn’t it unlikely? The skill itself is a double-edged blade. Without a powerful body and excellent control over soul power, the move cannot be executed.”
“The punch’s soul power was roughly 200 grassos, practically impossible for Juan to block. If I could experience it for myself, then I could be certain” Anlor’s eyes sparkled in anticipation.
Arnold looked at the terrifying depression in Juan’s chest and shuddered. “You’re all perverts, masochists!”
All high-level battle techniques required a strong body and precise control over one’s soul power. Furthermore, to execute the technique, one needs a considerable amount of soul power as well as the ability to compress it quickly, which results in extreme pressure placed on the body and soul sea. If complications were to occur, then one would self-destruct, while the opponent is unharmed. If executed properly, however, synergy occurs and a summative force greater than the total input forms.
At the time when the forums were in chaos, Explosive Bear Goddess Laura uploaded an analysis that included a description of the Oscillating Fist. This immediately started a new round of discussion, since high-level battle techniques were rarely seen even in the elite division, let alone the cannon fodder division. Brother Mouthy, just how fucking awesome are you?
With three expert wins, a bottom scrubber had suddenly transformed into a powerhouse.
“Looks like my goddess Laura is a fan of Brother King, hehe.”
“Scram! As if you have any relation with my goddess.”
As a natural fire ability user with an enticing figure, Laura was extremely sexy and charming.
Incidentally, as the chaotic discussion continued, another goddess uploaded her views.
It was Laura’s rival from the New Continent’s southern city, Flame City; Fire Cannon Sharmie. Undoubtedly, the two were at the forefront of their generation, with both ranked amongst the best in terms of soul power. Laura’s specialty was her sentient soul beast, Fiery Explosion Bear, while Sharmie’s specialty was her unique ability, Flame Burst, which required perfect control over her soul power. Both of them were known as the best fire ability users of the new generation.
Normally, the cannon fodder division held no interest to them, yet suddenly, Laura began to post about a newbie in the cannon fodder division, causing Sharmie to see this as an opportunity to distinguish herself. Being rivals, and furthermore, captains of their respective battle squadrons, they both possessed a critical eye for judging a person’s potential. This led them to compete in more than just combat skills.
After Laura had uploaded her post that thoroughly analyzed the match, Sharmie immediately made a follow-up post, expressing her view that All-Mouthy King was the alias of an elite division combatant, making Laura’s review of his strong and weak points silly.
Sharmie was delighted that she could use this opportunity to finally gain an upper-hand over Laura. During the match, the amount of soul power All-Mouthy King used was low, yet his control over it was exquisite. This clearly indicated that All-Mouthy King was just an alias, and that it was extremely silly that Laura did a detailed analysis of him.
“B-big sis… this…” The hesitant voice came from Mario, a Flaming Squadron member who couldn’t help but say something.
“ ‘Big’ your head. If you have anything to say, then say it out now!” Sharmie shouted. With her explosive temper, she couldn’t deal with hesitation.
“Hehe, big sis, that All-Mouthy King isn’t a nickname. It’s a username that’s already been used for over a year now and has a victory rate of 99 losses. Those three previous matches were his only wins,” Mario said cautiously.
Sharmie stared in shock. As a minute passed, the temperature of the room began to slowly rise…
“You slowpoke, why didn’t you say so earlier!? Go die!”
A member that was standing outside said, “Vice-captain Mario is so pitiful. Just what is the secret to his flame resistance?”
“Our squad captain is perfect in every way, except for that explosive temper.”
“It’s the same with captain’s chest, haha.”
“Shush! This is her taboo, be careful or you’ll be roasted alive!”
Mario, who had just been blown away by those flames, gave off a charred smell as he thought, I really should consider just shaving my head bald.
Just as Sharmie had anxiously expected, the forums once again exploded into discussions. Everyone knew that both Sharmie and Laura were competing to be the number one fire ability user.
Sharmie, indeed, was talented. Even before casting her Heroic Soul, she had an extremely high level of soul power. With her abundant soul sea, her soul power output could be considered limitless. Laura, on the other hand, not only was she a fire ability user, but she was also a spirit user who possessed a spirit soul beast. This made Laura stand out more, which was something the haughty Sharmie couldn’t stand.
Yet, only one phrase was stuck to the Explosive Goddess, which was ‘big chest, no brains’… keke, although saying ‘no brains’ was a bit much, it didn’t help that her impulsive actions didn’t have much thought behind them.
Seeing Sharmie’s post, Laura broke out into laughter. “Ha! She really is a dairy cow.”
Anlow and Arnold exchanged glances, both understanding the other’s feelings. Those two sacks were definitely ‘lethal’ weapons, ah…
Girls were very sensitive. Laura was no exception as she asked, “Hehe, what are the two of you thinking about?”
“Nothing, boss, what you said is correct. That fellow is definitely a dairy cow with big breasts and no brains!” Anlor replied hurriedly, his reaction faster than Arnold’s.