AST 2436 – The Powerful Marrow Nibbling Golden Dragon Silkworm
Qing Shui could tell that Ling Chen’s assaults were meant to break through his techniques with force. When Ling Chen’s attacks came again, it was still the same Tyrannous Mountain Split.
However, it seemed to carry even more vigor than before.
It engulfed Qing Shui. Not only was Tyrannous Mountain Split formidable, but it was also imposing. More importantly, Qing Shui found himself out of time to dodge.
Nine Stances of Ancient Divine Battle Technique’s cultivation was still lacking; otherwise, it would have been able to dispel a portion of it.
The oppressive tackle struck again, and Qing Shui spat out a mouthful of blood. It was just a minor injury which his body could slowly heal on its own. It wasn’t a big deal for now, but it would grow severe at this rate. Hence, there was a need to turn the tables around.
Qing Shui suddenly remembered an ability which he had yet unleashed. He hadn’t found himself in a situation such as this before and therefore, didn’t find a chance to use it. He had always felt that this hidden weapon was like a sneak attack. In fact, hidden weapons were often used during unexpected moments and could be considered a sneak attack.
Of course, when hidden weapons reached a certain level, it no longer needed to be a sneak attack. One could let their opponents see the hidden weapon as they were attacked by it. It wouldn’t be possible to dodge either; at that level, it was much like having a gun pointed at you in his past life. It was impossible to dodge.
Ling Chen’s silver spear unleashed another Tyrannous Mountain Split.
At that moment, Qing Shui raised his hands as two silver needles shot toward Ling Chen’s eyes. Their speed was astonishingly quick, but it wasn’t Qing Shui’s highest potential. He had used it in a rush, causing its performance to be discounted.
However, even so, Ling Chen was still forced to dodge them in haste. Consequently, his incomplete Tyrannous Mountain Split fell apart on its own.
Mountain Push Stance!
Just as his opponent was evading, Qing Shui used Mountain Push Stance.
The heavy and slow attack lunged forward while the spear in Ling Chen’s hands struck down in frenzy.
From what Qing Shui could see, it was still the Tyrannous Mountain Split!
Qing Shui’s Mountain Push Stance was dispelled as Ling Chen retreated by three steps.
Seal of Xuantian!
A gigantic, silver stone tower fell from above Ling Chen.
Primordial Flame Dragon Drill!
Qing Shui began using Primordial assaults. As he did, he would include a few silver needles from time to time, throwing Ling Chen into confusion in a moment.
Primordial Dragon Elephant let out a roar. A gaping wound appeared on its body with fresh blood flowing out. White tiger had found an opportunity to do a sneak attack and inflict serious damage on Primordial Dragon Elephant’s body.
Qing Shui’s heart sank. Meanwhile, Ling Chen stabbed at Qing Shui.
This was one of Ling Chen’s terrifying killing techniques. Its force was even stronger than Tyrannous Mountain Split, and its speed doubled. The technique was simple with an element of armor penetration and ability to ignore defense.
Many warriors had died under this Instant Slash technique of Ling Chen’s.
Qing Shui squinted. At this point, he didn’t have the luxury of being overly-concerned anymore.
Divine Weapon Flying Sword, Throat Lock!
Marrow Nibbling Golden Dragon Silkworm!
Right before Ling Chen’s attack reached him, Qing Shui attacked without dodging.
There was a golden glow, the effect of Paragon Golden Armor. This attack was targeted at Qing Shui’s throat, an ultimate killing technique.
At the same time, Divine Weapon Flying Sword sliced at the opponent’s neck as well. Halo appeared around Ling Chen’s body before Stellar Transposition struck against his skull.
Perhaps it was the halo at work, but the attack didn’t inflict severe injuries. However, Qing Shui’s focus was on Marrow Nibbling Golden Dragon Silkworm and for it to enter Ling Chen’s brain.
He couldn’t remember the last time he had used a trump card like Marrow Nibbling Golden Dragon Silkworm, and neither did he expect to use it today. This was Qing Shui’s last protective charm and his last resort to winning by a surprise move.
Ling Chen was still a fearsome character. He was strong, the cream of the crop among younger generations. The number of young men like him in Nine Continents could be counted with two hands.
If they were this strong, then how much stronger were the people backing them?
Ling Chen felt something in his brain before an immense pain overtook him. It seemed like something was eating at his brain. He calmed down then saw that it was a golden little worm feeding on his own brain.
He was scared now. This was terrifying. He attempted all ways to get rid of it but to no avail. He lifted his head and locked his gaze on Qing Shui. “There’s no need for this to end in death between us. I lost. Isn’t it time for you to get it out?”
Qing Shui was calm. “Why isn’t it necessary for us to end it in death?”
“Nine Continents is huge with many powerful forces around. Killing me won’t do you any good. I’m not a saint but I’m not evil either. Being friends would open more roads for us. We might be able to help each other in the future, what do you say?” Ling Chen tolerated the pain in his brain, but he was at Qing Shui’s mercy now. He had no choice.
“How am I supposed to believe you? We’ve already had a grudge. If I let you go, I’ll have another enemy.” Qing Shui was relaxed now.
“That thing you left in my head is horrifying. Nobody in their right mind would provoke you. Didn’t you want the white tiger? Why don’t I give it to you?” Ling Chen couldn’t think of anything else. The worm in his head was still feeding. At this rate, he’d be reduced to an idiot even if he didn’t die.
“Hm, this is good. It’s good to be able to reap some benefits after fighting. This little tiger must be delicious. Alright, give me the little tiger, and let’s be friends,” said Qing Shui seriously.
“That… Can you not eat it? Can you just take it as your pet? It has followed me for many years; it’d be a pity for it to be eaten.” Ling Chen trembled.
Qing Shui could tell that the man treasured this little tiger. A noble man would not forcibly seize the treasures of others, and while Qing Shui wasn’t anyone noble, he didn’t have any intentions of taking the tiger. Since he wanted to be friends with Ling Chen, then he’d have to be sincere. That was why he had said those words before too; he just wanted Ling Chen to go through the process of regaining what he lost.
“Alright, since you adore the little tiger this much, then I don’t want it anymore. I can’t trust that you really want to be friends with me. However, I was just thinking that it’d be good to not be enemies. I have too many, and it’s tiring.” Qing Shui shook his head, stopping Ling Chen from canceling himself as the white tiger’s master.
“Younger brother, I should be older than you. There’s no need for more words. As the saying goes, you see a person’s true nature with time. The worm of yours is horrifying, and it wouldn’t be difficult for you to kill me. To be honest, I knew of you and wouldn’t have looked for you. Although I didn’t complete my deal, I’ve walked my round along the thin thread between life and death; I could be considered to have repaid my debt.” Ling Chen sighed.
Qing Shui could feel the terror of his own Marrow Nibbling Golden Dragon Silkworm as well. He hadn’t used it for a few years, and it had always been in Central Palace Blood Essence Pool. Who knew that it had grown this powerful since then. What a pleasant surprise. Ling Chen mentioned that this thing was a Divine Worm and possibly the legendary Killing God Divine Worm.
Qing Shui felt that perhaps he’d need to use Marrow Nibbling Golden Dragon Silkworm in the future. After all, this was the Upper Three Regions, and he would not be able to counter against those mystical and terrifying existences. When the time came, he’d have to rely on Marrow Nibbling Golden Dragon Silkworm.