The moment the Overlord Skyslaying Saber charged out of Xiang Shaoyun's body, the presence of dragon and tiger appeared as well, dazzling the entire room. Although the saber had yet to return to its perfect form, part of the might it once possessed was starting to show.
And as the Overlord Skyslaying Saber flew out, an object flew out of the person's body as well. It was a crude-looking medal that emanated the same aura as the Overlord Skyslaying Saber.
"Master's Overlord Skyslaying Saber!" he cried out in alarm, emotions flaring in his pair of green eyes.
Xiang Shaoyun was completely stunned. He had sensed the Overlord Skyslaying Saber stirring earlier and had wanted to suppress it. But it had still flown out and had even summoned something out of the person on the wall as well.
Inwardly, he felt relief as he thought, Looks like this person is related to the original owner of the Overlord Skyslaying Saber. Surely, he won't make trouble for me anymore.
Staring at the saber and the medal in the air, he asked in confusion, "Lord, what is going on here?"
"Do you really not know anything at all?" asked the person after taking some time to calm himself.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded solemnly and said, "This is a saber I had acquired by fluke. I do not know its origin."
"This is a saber that only my master can own. He is also the only person who can activate it. Thus, it is certain that you have the blood of my master coursing in you, allowing you to form a resonance with the saber. Looks like you really are a descendant of my master. Anyone else wouldn't have been able to make use of this saber even with the saber in hand," he said with an utmost certainty.
Xiang Shaoyun was out of words, so he circulated the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual before waving his hand at the Overlord Skyslaying Saber. The saber flew back to him, but surprisingly, the medal came along as well.
He hesitated slightly before wrapping his hand around the medal.
The moment he had the medal in his grip, a sense of intimacy rose within him, as if he had known the medal for a long time. The blood within him started stirring while his lightning bone started crackling with lightning energy as well. The presence of dragon and tiger around him grew even more solid while a seemingly matchless aura started appearing around him.
With his eyes fixed on the character carved into the medal, Xiang Shaoyun bellowed, "Overlord!"
His shout was filled with ample aggression that shook the tiny space he was in. The look of someone viewing the entire world with contempt appeared in his eyes. That look had come so naturally to him, as if he was truly unrivalled and that the medal was merely a fuse that had sparked this true side of his.
"M-master!" the person on the wall cried out emotionally, more and more emotions filling his pair of eyes.
Xiang Shaoyun could sense a vague and indescribable emotion covering his mind, yet he couldn't figure out what the emotion was for some reason.
Shortly after, he recovered from deep thought and looked at the person before asking, "Please tell me the history of the Overlord Skyslaying Saber and this medal."
Xiang Shaoyun was now much calmer when facing this person; much of the fear he had earlier was nowhere to be seen.
"Yes. The Overlord Skyslaying Saber is a weapon my master had personally forged. My master was once the strongest existence in the Nine Gods Dominion. His name is Xiang Dingtian, known as the Overlord, one who had founded the super clan, Xiang Clan. He ruled over the Western Desert and had nearly conquered the other eight regions as well. Alas...my master fell victim to the tricks of some villain, causing him to be surrounded by the strongest experts of the other eight regions. He alone fought the various heroes, and they battled until the sky itself dimmed. Finally, after slaying most of them, he helped his followers escape while he himself perished from pure exhaustion," said the person.
In Xiang Shaoyun's head, the image of a lone imposing hero appeared in his mind. Alone, the hero battled the strongest the eight regions had to offer. How overbearing was such a person? It was no wonder that he dared proclaim himself the Overlord.
"How did you end up trapped here?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.
"Back then after my master perished, we fought the eight regions to the death in order to protect the Xiang Clan from being wiped out. The eight regions were unwilling to force our hand too much. Thus, we parleyed. The eight regions agreed to withdraw from the Western Desert and no longer make trouble for the Xiang Clan. But the Xiang Clan was also required to live in seclusion. They were no longer allowed to claim hegemony over the Western Desert or to extend their influence to the other eight regions. Apart from that, we, the main generals of my master, were all imprisoned at different locations. The imprisonment was to last 5,000 years!" said the person with intense indignation. He continued furiously, "But the period of 5,000 years has long passed. In fact, I reckon it has been more than 10,000 years! Those damnable bastards still have me trapped here!"
Xiang Shaoyun was completely dumbfounded.
In the Nine God Provinces, cultivators generally had longer lifespans than regular humans. A Transformation Realm cultivator would have no problem living for about 200 or 300 years, and those in the Skysoar Realm could live for 500 years. As for those in the Emperor Realm, they could live for 1,000 years.
Of course, Xiang Shaoyun was not a person with only such shallow knowledge. He was well aware of the higher realms above the Emperor Realm. Those capable of living beyond 10,000 years were most certainly the top existences of the Nine Gods Dominion.
Xiang Shaoyun calmed himself down before asking, "Do you want me to release you?"
"If you are that strong, you wouldn't have been afraid of my threats," said the person. "Tell me about yourself. I can sense that not only are you the descendant of my master, but you are also his chosen heir."
Xiang Shaoyun gripped the medal in his hand. His intuition was telling him that this person would most likely be related to the so-called inheritance he was supposed to obtain. He then told him the story of how he had entered a strange land out of nowhere to obtain the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual while he was still a child.
"Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual! It really is the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual! I thought this inheritance had been severed with my master's death, but it had actually survived! Haha! What great news! Looks like the inheritor for my master's legacy has appeared!" said the person in excitement. But then he suddenly sighed, "I wanted to borrow your body to escape, but looks like I can't do that anymore."
Xiang Shaoyun shivered when he heard that as he thought, Turns out this fellow did harbor ill intentions toward me.
He couldn't help but to feel grateful that he was in some way related to this person. Otherwise, the consequences of coming down here would have been grave.
"How should I help you escape then?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.
"Find me a body that can store my soul. That will be enough to free me."
"That's easy enough. I'll just kidnap someone. You'll be free then?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.
The Lightning Alliance people were most certainly hunting for him. He only needed to grab one of them.
"Haha, that sounds simple, but it's not all that simple." The person laughed before he continued with a grave tone, "After 10,000 years of imprisonment, my body has completely dried up. My vitality has been severed, and in truth, I am already dead. But they had never expected that my soul foundation is capable of self restoration. That is how I have survived until now. But they had still left a backup plan behind in the form of formations. Only weaklings below the Skysoar Realm will be able to come here. Because of that, I haven't been able to find a body capable of storing my soul even after so many years. How vile of them!"