Not all the Redwolf Bandits were joining the attack. Only a third of them, about 200 bandits, were participating. They rode toward the town, leaving a massive cloud of dust behind them, as they moved with an imposing momentum.
The leader of the raid was a vice leader called Mo Lang, a peak seventh-stage Transformation Realm expert. He was riding on a Great Demon red wolf. An incorporeal murderous intent was emanating from his cold face. Both his arms were not covered by any clothing, clearly showing the large number of scars on them. These were the scars that he had accumulated over years of fighting and killing. For him, these scars were akin to medals of honor.
He rode in front of the group of bandits with a black spear hanging on his back, emanating a vicious presence capable of planting fear in anyone's heart. Everyone who saw the bandits outside the town quickly scurried into the woods. As for those who weren't able to run in time, they were reduced to mincemeat under the stampede of red wolves, painting a horrible scene.
Soon, the bandits arrived at the town's entrance and started robbing the people there. As for the town guards, they had been long gone without trace after seeing a large group of bandits approaching. Looking at how weak this town was, it was only natural that it remained a completely unknown town.
"Take the portrait out and ask if anyone here has seen him," said Mo Lang. Then, someone behind him took out a portrait of a person resembling Xiang Shaoyun.
If Xiang Shaoyun saw the portrait, he would probably be saying something like, "All of you deserve death for drawing such an ugly painting of this young master!"
Meanwhile, Xiang Shaoyun was rushing from the Green Bamboo Academy. Why was he in such a rush? Because he greatly longed for a battle. It had been a month since he had accepted the bounty for the Redwolf Bandits. But so far, he had only killed a handful of them. He only had two months left to eliminate the entirety of the Redwolf Bandits, and this bandit attack would be a good opportunity for him to get rid of a portion of them.
When he arrived at the town's entrance and saw that the bandits were killing and robbing everyone including the old, the young, and the women, he was infuriated.
"All of you deserve death!" Xiang Shaoyun howled before charging the two bandits closest to him. He did not even need to attack personally as the red wolf had ripped the two apart after throwing itself at them.
Their miserable wails attracted the attention of Mo Lang and the others.
Someone beside Mo Lang pointed at Xiang Shaoyun and said, "Third head, that seems to be the same kid who had provoked us a month ago. Sure enough, he is here!"
"Got it. Brothers, chop him to death," said Mo Lang with a cold glint in his eyes.
At Mo Lang's command, more than 10 people charged Xiang Shaoyun. They held nothing back as Xiang Shaoyun was instantly enveloped by a rain of swords, sabers, and spears. Facing the incoming attacks, Xiang Shaoyun did not slow down, and he merely swung his saber once. The saber energy swept out, destroying all the incoming attacks before slitting the throats of the attackers.
They did not even notice the attack coming. They only felt a cold sensation across their necks before they descended into eternal slumber. The sight of over 10 heads falling after one slash sent a shiver up the spines of the bandits.
"Bastard! You will pay for the lives of my brothers!" shouted the Transformation Realm expert beside Mo Lang as he charged out.
Apart from him, two other Transformation Realm experts moved as well. Joining hands, they attacked, not giving Xiang Shaoyun any respite. As for Mo Lang, he advanced slowly on his red wolf, his hand gripping his black spear tightly, preparing to hit Xiang Shaoyun with a fatal attack the moment he saw an opening.
Xiang Shaoyun leaped off his mount and said, "Not a single one of you scums will leave this place alive."
Xiang Shaoyun was not a saint himself, but he still maintained the honor of a warrior. Thus, he would never harm the commoners who couldn't protect themselves. These bandits before him, on the other hand, did not have such inhibitions. Their act of wanton killing had crossed his bottom line.
Berserk Lightning Blade!
Lighting crackled around Xiang Shaoyun's body, making him look like a god of thunder as he swung his saber down at the bandits. With one slash, three saber energies flew out. A majestic purple radiance flooded the area as the imposing attack completely suppressed the auras of the three Transformation Realm experts, slightly delaying their attacks. It was during this window of slight delay that Xiang Shaoyun's sword energies arrived.
"Die!" Mo Lang was forced to act when he sensed the dreadful sense of oppression. If he still held his hand, his three underlings would suffer.
Mo Lang exhibited a power worthy of his identity as a peak seventh-stage Transformation Realm cultivator. His astral energy surged out of his body as a magnificent spear energy shot toward Xiang Shaoyun.
Mo Lang might be fast, but Xiang Shaoyun, who had comprehended saber intent, was faster. By the time Mo Lang attacked, the saber energies had already struck their targets. The three Transformation Realm experts were split into two; their blood sprayed everywhere, forming a disgusting cloud of blood.
Mo Lang's spear attack finally arrived before Xiang Shaoyun. Xiang Shaoyun couldn't avoid it in time since he had just finished attacking the three Transformation Realm bandits, but then he did something that shocked everyone. Using his own body, he faced the incoming spear attack.
Even Mo Lang couldn't believe what he was seeing. The black spear struck Xiang Shaoyun's body, but instead of piercing into him, a crisp clank rang out. The attack had been blocked by Xiang Shaoyun's king armor.
It was at this moment that Mo Lang realized he had fallen for Xiang Shaoyun's trick. He quickly withdrew even as Xiang Shaoyun grabbed at his black spear with one hand and swung the saber at his head with the other hand.
The saber moved at an astonishingly fast speed, and normal Transformation Realm cultivators would never be able to avoid this attack. But Mo Lang was no ordinary cultivator. He leaned backward until his back and his mount's back touched, barely dodging the attack. Staring at the few drifting hairs above his face, he shivered. Xiang Shaoyun was about to continue attacking when Mo Lang's mount suddenly attacked.
It was a fifth-stage Great Demon, and as a beam shot from its mouth toward Xiang Shaoyun, he was forced to stop attacking and to instead dodge. One could say that the red wolf had saved Mo Lang's life.
Then, Mo Lang sat back up again and started thrusting his spear at Xiang Shaoyun. He attacked so fast a wall of spear afterimages was formed in the air. The rapid attacks did not give Xiang Shaoyun any chance to rest.
Xiang Shaoyun waved his saber around repeatedly to block the incoming attacks. The longer the exchange lasted, the stronger Xiang Shaoyun became, until eventually, all nine of his stars were fully activated.
"Boundless Dome!" Mo Lang even used his strongest technique, trying to kill Xiang Shaoyun before he could counterattack.
Numerous black energy spears appeared on top of the spear afterimages, and accompanied by the apparition of a vicious wolf, the attack swept forth toward Xiang Shaoyun.Previous Chapter Next Chapter