1438 Combat Goddess
On the Virtual God battlefield, Mr. Fu also noticed Lin Xin and Xiao Mo as they appeared on the scene.
Although Lin Huang had mentioned to him that Lin Xin's constitution was special, Mr. Fu was still shocked when he saw that Lin Xin's combat level had advanced to Virtual God rank-9.
One must know that Mr. Fu had been stuck at the stage of condensing his Godhead for more than 300 years. It had taken more than 700 years for him to advance from Virtual God rank-1 to Virtual God rank-8. However, it had taken Lin Xin only half a year to advance from Imperial-level purple gold-rank to Virtual God rank-9 in practically no time at all, which was far superior to his own ceaseless cultivation attempts.
Watching Lin Xin roaming the battlefield like a human gun turret, almost no monster could get within 20 meters of her.
Mr. Fu's thoughts involuntarily turned to this girl's older brother, and he could not help but turn his gaze toward the battlefield where the high-rank True Gods were.
That young man was suspended high in the air, looking down on the entire battlefield by himself. Directly below him, scarlet electric arcs kept flickering, and hundreds of high-rank True God monsters were forcibly trapped in the area enclosed by the arcs, unable to leave at all.
"Comparisons are odious."
Mr. Fu could not help muttering in a low voice. Naturally, he knew that just on combat level alone, Lin Huang was only a Virtual God rank-6 at present, which was not even as good as Lin Xin—but Lin Huang's power far exceeded his combat level.
The talent and potential of these two siblings made Mr. Fu envious.
Mr. Fu shifted his gaze from Lin Huang and turned to look at Xiao Mo, who had burst onto the battlefield with Lin Xin.
He knew that Xiao Mo had been in closed-door cultivation for several months, but from what he could see, it seemed that Xiao Mo's combat level had not improved at all—the lad was still Virtual God rank-3.
In some puzzlement, Mr. Fu observed Xiao Mo for a while and soon noticed an anomaly.
"This boy, could it be that he's mastered Rule Bending Power?"
Mr. Fu knew about the existence of Rule Bending Power. In fact, he had been trying to master Rule Bending Power for more than a year since advancing to Virtual God rank-9, but he had not gotten anywhere with it so far.
After watching Xiao Mo easily shuttling to and fro on the battlefield to the point where even some high-level Virtual Gods could not take a shot at him, after some thought, Mr. Fu realized that Xiao Mo could probably only do that if he had mastered Rule Bending Power.
However, what made Mr. Fu so angry and amused at the same time was that Xiao Mo did not even know that his abilities had improved by leaps and bounds. All his attacks were targeted at beginner-stage Virtual Gods. He would just avoid any intermediate stage to high-level Virtual Gods, slipping away even more adroitly than a mud fish.
"He's only Virtual God rank-3 and he's mastered Rule Bending Power—that's really enviable." Mr. Fu, who had always felt that he was fairly talented, received a critical blow to his confidence a third time.
He even began to wonder if there were more geniuses in this era than in the old.
At this point in his thoughts, he used Divine Telekinesis and swept the perimeter, his gaze then shifting to Lin Xuan.
Mo Kui, his apprentice, was also one of the most amazing geniuses from the old era, and it took him more than 200 years of cultivation to advance from a mortal to virtual god-level. This kind of cultivation speed was now instantly overshadowed by Lin Huang and other present-day individuals.
However, after observing Lin Xuan for a moment, Mr. Fu's jaw dropped in some astonishment. The original sword cultivator Mo Kui had now become a master of both sword and saber.
Lin Xuan wielded a saber in his left hand and a sword in his right. As he swung his weapons, he left behind a multitude of afterimages for both sword and saber in his wake, easily bisecting the corpses of the Virtual Gods as if he was slicing melons and vegetables.
What Mr. Fu did not know was that Lin Xuan was not only a master of swords and sabers but also a secondary cultivator in firearms. In terms of firearms ability alone, his skill was even higher than Lin Xin who was a Virtual God rank-9.
In addition, although Lin Xuan had not achieved True God status yet, he had already mastered six types of Rule Bending Power, and his overall ability was sufficient to go up against low-rank True Gods.
In fact, Lin Xuan and Mr. Fu had already noticed Lin Xin and Xiao Mo when they entered the third layer of the Abyss Brink.
Seeing Lin Xin, Lin Xuan's mood underwent some obvious fluctuations.
In the early days when he became a member of Lin Huang's family under the identity of Lin Xuan, he had spent most of his time with Lin Xin since Lin Huang was away from home quite a lot.
Before he came into contact with Lin Huang and Lin Xin, he was just the product of an experiment; no one had taught him how to get along with others. Most of this knowledge and subsequent life experiences, he learned through observing Lin Huang and Lin Xin.
Therefore, he had an ineffable bond with Lin Huang and Lin Xin.
In addition, Lin Huang had always been an independent character, and Lin Xin had always been in a position of being protected. His attachment to Lin Xin was even deeper than with Lin Huang, growing as it did out of his protective mindset.
Seeing Lin Xin in such close proximity again, Lin Xuan vaguely felt that he had gone back to four years ago where he was still part of Lin Huang and Lin Xin's family.
However, he quickly became aware that Lin Xin did not recognize him.
It was not difficult for him to understand why this was so.
After all, over the past four years, he had changed greatly. Based on common sense, he should look like a 13 or 14 year old boy, but now, he looked at least 25 years old. Given that he looked only 60-70% like he did in the past, Lin Xin was unlikely to recognize him at a glance.
After observing in secret, Lin Xuan discovered that Lin Xin was no longer the little girl he knew four years ago.
He was a little puzzled by the fact that her combat level had already reached Virtual God rank-9. He decided to wait until the war had ended before asking Lin Huang what was going on.
Currently in terms of ability, Lin Xin was already the top powerhouse in the gravel world.
Her use of firearms was not very much weaker than Lin Xuan's own abilities.
Lin Xuan felt gratified at this.
He still clearly remembered that Lin Xin often pestered him to guide her on firearms practice four years ago. She had said that she wanted to master firearms well and get admitted to the Martial Hunter College so that after graduation, she could help her brother shoulder part of the pressure.
The Lin Xin of today had done everything that she had aimed for previously.
Lin Xin had no idea that she was being observed.
Her current combat strength was already Virtual God rank-9, but the battle before her right now was the first one she had participated in since she had advanced to virtual god-level.
This was also officially the first time that the God Weapons Lin Huang had given her were being put to use since being activated.
She had a good mental attitude—she did not regard this as a war, but as a practical combat exercise.
She wielded a firearm in each hand, one silver and one black—one utilizing rapid speed sword skill and the other utilizing force-type. The bullets spewed out furiously like tongues of flame; almost every bullet could blow apart a head.
As the artillery fire provided catharsis, her mood became more and more cheerful. She was constantly familiarising herself with this body that was countless times stronger than before, and her hands could barely feel the recoil of the guns. Many moves that she could not do before, she could now perform.
Not only that, almost every time that she took a shot, she progressed just a bit further in the use of virtual god-level Divine Power.
She became more comfortable and familiar on the battlefield, like a natural Combat Goddess...