Xiang Shaoyun hastily turned and asked, "Who are you, senior?"
Since this person was able to approach while escaping all his senses, it could only prove that this person was far stronger than him. Fortunately, the newcomer did not seem to intend him any harm. Otherwise, Xiang Shaoyun could have been killed before even knowing what happened.
Xiang Shaoyun looked everywhere, including the sky, yet he found nobody. Right this moment, he felt someone lightly patting his shoulder. He quickly turned. Someone had appeared behind him without him realizing it.
"You are?" Xiang Shaoyun asked the stranger.
The stranger was a man looking about 30 years old. He had a stout appearance, his body tall and sturdy, and he was currently dressed in a set of plain clothes. His entire person emanated a certain sort of grace, and hanging on his back was a crude saber that looked like an extension of his body. In fact, him standing there gave a feeling that he himself was a large saber stabbed into the ground.
Even odder was the fact that despite looking young, he had the eyes of an old person who had experienced a long, long life. The hair at his temples had also turned white, and he gave off a contrasting feeling where he felt both young and old at the same time.
"Who I am is not important. What's important is whether you think what you are doing here is right," said the man nonchalantly.
Xiang Shaoyun pondered for a bit before saying, "You are right. I might be letting them off too easily. However...I also believe that at least some of them will decide to mend their ways and quit the life of crime."
The man looked at Xiang Shaoyun in astonishment. He smiled and said, "You are still young yet are capable of reaching such a conclusion. Not bad, but you are still too naive. As the saying goes, one's essential nature is hard to change. One's nature will determine the kind of person one will be."
"I understand what you're saying, senior. But I still don't understand who you are. You aren't here just to tell me that, right?" Xiang Shaoyun asked calmly. Since this person was not showing any intention to harm him, this person was not an enemy. But his actual intention was still unknown as of now.
"Are you not scared of me?" asked the man.
"Why should I be scared?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.
The man smiled and said, "Hehe, splendid. This calmness is a good quality. Although your cultivation level is still quite low, you are quite decent as a whole." He paused then continued, "Come with me."
He then lifted Xiang Shaoyun and flew away. The only thing Xiang Shaoyun heard was a whoosh before he was high in the air.
A King? No, an Emperor! he inwardly cried out in alarm.
An Emperor was an existence beyond a King, and among humans, they definitely resided in the upper part of the pyramid. They were extraordinarily powerful and were often important individuals of powerful organizations, their whereabouts often unknown.
Xiang Shaoyun had no idea how he had suddenly attracted the attention of an Emperor Realm cultivator. But he was lucky that the person bore no ill intent toward him. Otherwise, he had no chance of surviving.
In the blink of an eye, Xiang Shaoyun was brought to the peak of the tallest mountain behind the Redwolf Bandit stronghold. The wind was quite strong, causing his clothes to whip about madly.
"What may I assist you with, senior?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.
"Swing your saber at me with your full strength," the man said. Inwardly, he mused to himself, This child has an extraordinary calmness and is completely fearless even when facing an Emperor.
"Wouldn't that be rude?" Xiang Shaoyun found the request completely random and senseless.
"Cut the crap. Just do what you're told," said the man impatiently.
"Fine, get ready," said Xiang Shaoyun. He did not know what the man was getting at, but he had no excuse to say no anyway.
Without hiding anything, Xiang Shaoyun directly took out the Overlord Skyslaying Saber. He did not care whether the man would assume that he had an astral cosmos sea or a storage item, as it was pointless to hide it.
The man had been paying close attention to Xiang Shaoyun. When he saw the Overlord Skyslaying Saber appearing in Xiang Shaoyun's hand, he was slightly astonished: This kid has a storage item. He did not consider that Xiang Shaoyun had an astral cosmos sea. After all, the kid was only a Transformation Realm cultivator. How could a person in that realm have one?
Too bad for him he was wrong. After taking the saber out, Xiang Shaoyun did not attack immediately. Rather, he stood there and completely relaxed himself. He stared at the man with all his focus, waiting for the best timing to attack.
The wind grew stronger and stronger. Abruptly, Xiang Shaoyun moved. The saber in his hands trailed through the air, moving at an extremely fast speed with lightning energy wrapped around it.
It was a stunning attack capable of killing even late-stage Transformation Realm experts. But it was unable to harm the man whatsoever. The man merely raised his brow before grabbing at the saber. Instantly, the lightning-powered saber energy was grasped tightly in his hand.
Xiang Shaoyun had long expected that the man would remain completely fine. Thus, he wasn't surprised. Instead, he smiled calmly and said, "Senior, your extraordinary strength commands respect from this kid."
The man did not say anything. He molded the saber energy into a clump before forming it into a purple saber. He then wielded the saber and lightly tossed it toward a certain direction.
The purple saber flew away before creating a loud explosion that instantly turned a large number of trees into powder. A large cut over 100 meters long was left on the ground, looking more like a canyon than a cut. Xiang Shaoyun was alarmed at what he saw, An Emperor is indeed an Emperor, capable of casually causing such destructiveness.
"What do you think?" the man asked.
"Um...very strong," Xiang Shaoyun said.
"Just that?" The man appeared unhappy.
"Um...senior, you are really strong," Xiang Shaoyun repeated himself.
The man frowned, "Don't you have anything you want to ask of me after seeing that?"
"What should I ask?" Xiang Shaoyun was confused.
The man said, "The saber intent you had comprehended is just a tiny part of what I know. Don't you want to learn even more complicated saber intents?"
"Of course I want to!" Xiang Shaoyun said.
"If you want to, shouldn't you do something about it?" the man said.
"Yes, you are right. I will work hard in my cultivation and continue comprehending the saber to a deeper level," vowed Xiang Shaoyun.
The man was so infuriated he felt like fainting. He glared at Xiang Shaoyun and shouted, "Have you not considered looking for a master to teach you the saber?"
"Of course I have. But it is not easy to find a master," Xiang Shaoyun said.
"Ahhh, I see. So you are just toying with me all this while. You think I'm not good enough to be your master, is that it?" The man finally understood that Xiang Shaoyun was only feigning ignorance. That realization greatly angered him.Previous Chapter Next Chapter