Under the rain of spears, one bandit after another fell, and clouds of blood bloomed in the air one after another. Xiang Shaoyun was on a completely different level from these bandits, and his movements were too fast for them to follow. Running toward him was no different than running to their deaths.
In the blink of an eye, about a dozen bodies were left on the ground, and their mounts had scattered in fear. Meanwhile, the alarm had been sounded in the Redwolf Bandit stronghold. With so many people killed instantly, it was impossible for them to not panic.
On the peak within the stronghold, a group of bandits gathered. These bandits were much stronger than the ordinary bandits. The other bandits also gathered in front of the stronghold, and before long, a few hundred of them were there.
As they braced for Xiang Shaoyun's approach, Xiang Shaoyun only gave them his middle finger and glowered at them with the most contemptuous face he could muster before leaving. He was certainly unable to do anything against so many bandits. His goal was still to lure some of them out so he could kill them off one at a time. That was the only way he could weaken the strength of the group as a whole before eventually eliminating the entire group.
"Tell me. What's going on?" the bandit leader questioned the sentry.
"Head, that kid killed almost 20 of us so far, including One-Eyed Dragon's group. He even claimed to have us surrounded," answered the fearful sentry.
"Idiot! If he really has us surrounded, why is he fleeing?" scolded the head. He then commanded, "Seventh brother, take two men with you and go get the kid's head. We can’t spare anyone who dares to challenge us."
"Yes, head!" answered a middle-aged man.
This person emanated an aura that was much thicker than the common bandits here. He was a peak third-stage Transformation Realm expert. His name was Li Hao, and he ranked seventh in this bandit group. He set off with only two people, but the two were respectively first-stage and second-stage Transformation Realm cultivators.
Mounted on red wolves, they rushed out the stronghold and chased after Xiang Shaoyun. The red wolves they rode were Intermediate Demons, much faster than Xiang Shaoyun's demonic horse. Before long, Xiang Shaoyun reappeared in their vision. When they confirmed that there was no ambush, they increased their speed.
Xiang Shaoyun already had a route in mind. He brought them along into some uninhabited woods, making use of the woods to slow them down. He was going to lead them further away from their stronghold before killing all three of them.
Li Hao's group of three moved at a fast speed, not giving Xiang Shaoyun any chance to escape. They even spread out and surrounded Xiang Shaoyun, sealing his escape.
"Run, kid. Come on, keep on running. Where can you run now?" Li Hao berated.
"Run? Who told you I'm running?" Xiang Shaoyun sneered.
"Ohh, you have a sharp mouth. Let me smash that mouth of yours," said the first-stage Transformation Realm bandit. With a yell, he charged forth with his mount before slamming his hammer toward Xiang Shaoyun.
It was a vicious attack. As the hammer was a spiked hammer, if the attack struck, blood would definitely flow. Unfortunately for him, he had been too hasty to attack before even figuring out Xiang Shaoyun's true strength. It was no different from suicide.
Seated on his demonic horse, Xiang Shaoyun bowed down and avoided the attack before stabbing his spear forward. The spear snaked out like a lightning bolt. The first-stage Transformation Realm was frightened to discover that he couldn't avoid the attack at all. The spear pierced straight into his chest, and his armor crumbled apart.
After spitting a mouthful of blood, he was sent flying, and he crashed into a tree.
"Looks like you are quite capable after all, kid. No wonder you have the guts to challenge us. But you alone are not enough," Li Hao said before charging ahead and slashing his saber seven times in a row.
Each slash was followed tightly by another slash, almost as if they were all joined together. The attack was quick and violent, one that a cultivator in the same cultivation level would have a hard time blocking.
Without even turning to look, Xiang Shaoyun swung his spear around him and formed an impenetrable defense that blocked all seven of the saber slashes. But the impact of the collision was too much for the demonic horse to handle, causing the horse to start bleeding from its nose. The horse did not look like it was going to survive for long.
Right this moment, the second-stage Transformation Realm bandit appeared from beside Xiang Shaoyun. Like a viper, his spear stabbed at a vital point on Xiang Shaoyun's body, aiming to kill with a single hit.
Xiang Shaoyun was lacking in combat experience, but his gift of insights was unmatched. Just as the attack was about to hit, he jumped off his horse. The horse was immediately killed by the two bandits, reduced into a pile of mincemeat.
"Both of you will pay for killing my mount!" Xiang Shaoyun howled as he unleashed his presence of dragon and tiger.
The terrifying oppression of a king crushed down on the two. Li Hao and the other bandit instantly had an illusion that Xiang Shaoyun had transformed into a prince, his majestic presence bearing upon them like the weight of the world. The pressure caused them to cower in fear, and they went stiff for a split second.
Xiang Shaoyun took advantage of that split second and shot a berserk lightning bolt from his spear toward them.
The two Transformation Realm cultivators fully activated their outer energy barriers and tried their best to resist the lightning attack. But the moment the lightning touched their barriers, they went numb and could no longer move.
Their defenses crumbled apart, their energy barriers and armors penetrated. Blood spurted everywhere. Xiang Shaoyun continued the momentum of his attack, not giving them a chance of survival.
And finally, Xiang Shaoyun lopped off two heads. When the first person who was sent flying witnessed that scene, fear plastered his face, and he quickly crawled away, losing the courage to even get back on his feet.
"Can you escape me?" Xiang Shaoyun sneered as he channeled his energy into his spear before tossing it at the escaping bandit.
The spear pierced the bandit's chest and nailed him into a tree. With that, all three Transformation Realm bandits were killed. Xiang Shaoyun did not stop at killing the three. Although there was nobody else for him to kill at the moment, he needed to tame a red wolf as his mount.
He moved like the wind toward the red wolf Li Hao was mounted on earlier. It was a peak Intermediate Demon that was on the verge of reaching the Great Demon level. Even so, it was still not as fast as Xiang Shaoyun. Xiang Shaoyun leaped into the air and forcefully mounted the wolf, quickly overtaking it.
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