Both Wu Longfei and Devil Fairy were sent flying as their armors crumbled apart before they crashed heavily into the ground with fountains of blood sprouting out of them.
Xiang Shaoyun remained standing, but his White Tiger Wings dimmed and gradually vanished. With the Overlord Skyslaying Saber in his hand, he smiled. "I win."
He did not press on, but he wasn't afraid of their counterattack either. If he could defeat them once, he was confident he could defeat them twice. The crowd sank into silence, waiting for Wu Longei's and Devil Fairy's responses.
Wu Longfei struggled back to his feet, but his injuries were too heavy, and he could no longer fight. Using his sword as a crutch, he forced himself to remain standing. Looking at Xiang Shaoyun with a complicated expression, he said, "Y-you're right. It's our loss."
Before Devil Fairy had joined the fight, he was already nearly defeated. However, he had been unwilling to accept it. This time, he had suffered a complete defeat, and there was no denying it.
Because Devil Fairy had joined the fight halfway, she had been able to protect herself better than Wu Longfei. She was thus able to protect her vitals. As a result, her injuries weren't as bad as Wu Longfei's. Looking at Xiang Shaoyun with bright eyes, she said, "You are very strong. I will challenge you again at the Skysoar Realm."
She then turned and dashed in the direction of the exit, ignoring her injuries. It was evident she was still capable of combat, but she was uninterested in fighting on as it was completely pointless.
The people of the Myriad Sword Sect quickly surrounded Wu Longfei, afraid that Xiang Shaoyun would kill him. Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou were about to do the same for Xiang Shaoyun when an arrow suddenly shot toward Xiang Shaoyun. The arrow was too fast and few people even noticed it.
"Brother Yun (Shaoyun), watch out!" both Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou cried out at the same time.
Xiang Shaoyun had just finished a major battle and was definitely exhausted as of this moment. Thus, this was the perfect chance to assassinate him. Just as the arrow was about to hit, he stepped to the side and avoided it as if he had a pair of eyes on the back of his head. Even so, he had not cleanly avoided the attack, as a bloody wound had been left on his shoulder, the pain having caused his face to twist.
A series of arrows followed, as if the attackers were not going to give up before killing Xiang Shaoyun. This time, Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou no longer stood there in shock. They both rushed over and smashed the arrows away.
"Coward! Are you courting death?" shouted Lin Zihan from Thousand Forest Academy as he dashed toward the attackers.
Because the ambushers were attacking from a spot near him, he was able to immediately detect them. There were three of them, and they fled immediately once they were found.
"Where do you think you are going?" Lin Zihan moved at a speed worthy of his status as the number one expert of his generation in the Thousand Forest Academy and caught up to the three in a flash before waving his fan at them.
One of the attackers suddenly turned around and shot an arrow at Lin Zihan. The arrow was fast, arriving before Lin Zihan in the blink of an eye. Lin Zihan's pupils shrank as he was forced to shift the trajectory of his fan to block the arrow instead. That short delay allowed the three to pull far away from him.
Just as the three were thinking they were safe, a figure suddenly descended from the sky above them. A frosty voice rang out, "You think you can escape me? Dream on!"
The newcomer was none other than Xiang Shaoyun. The three lifted their heads and saw him raising his saber. With a slash, saber energy filled the air above them, and numerous bolts of lightning rained down at them.
They were greatly shocked, and they quickly erected their defenses in hope of blocking the saber energy. Unfortunately for them, Xiang Shaoyun was one who had reached the human saber unity stage. His saber intent was unstoppable, and it tore through their energy barriers like paper.
The three howled indignantly, but that did not change their fate. Three heads were separated from their bodies.
When the three heads landed on the ground, they exploded into three clumps of blood mist, presenting a rather disgusting sight. As for the three headless corpses, they remained standing, bathing in the shower of their own blood.
Xiang Shaoyun's attack was clean and efficient, killing three people instantly without wasting any time. That feat once again shocked many people. Lin Zihan bore witness to that feat from a close distance, and it was so fearsome he couldn't help but shiver.
He swallowed and thought to himself, I thought he was already incapable of combat, but looks like he still maintains a scary combat prowess.
Xiang Shaoyun landed on the ground and smiled at Lin Zihan as he said, "Thank you for the help. I will remember this favor."
"Haha, Brother Xiang is too polite. I only helped because I don't like despicable people like them," said Lin Zihan with a hearty laugh.
"No matter what, I will remember this favor," said Xiang Shaoyun solemnly.
At this time, Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou also arrived.
"Brother Yun, are you fine?" asked Liang Zhuangmin.
"Don't worry, big brother. I'm fine," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Those three seem to be Lightning Alliance members. Damn it!" said Hua Honglou after throwing the three corpses a glance.
"It doesn't matter who they are. I won't regret killing them," said Xiang Shaoyun indifferently.
"Looks like Lightning Kid is still very unhappy about his defeat," said Liang Zhuangmin.
"If he wasn't backed by Lightning King, the vice pavilion master, I would definitely teach him a lesson when I get back," said Hua Honglou resentfully.
"Just ignore him. I need to find a place to heal up first, so I'll be staying in here for maybe two more days," said Xiang Shaoyun with a slightly pale face.
Although he still had some combat prowess left in him, he wouldn't be able to last much longer. The repeated battles had forced him to use his trump cards. On top of that, he had also suffered serious injuries. Even moving was very difficult for him now. He wasn't willing to leave just like that anyway. What would he do if someone was waiting outside to kill him?
He had made himself too many enemies when he had challenged the Lightning Alliance. Otherwise, he wouldn't have suffered an ambush by a King when entering the Land of Soul Springs.
When Xiang Shaoyun left Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou's protection, the crowd finally broke out into a flurry of discussions.
"That Xiang Shaoyun is now undeniably the strongest of this generation. Even Wu Longfei and Devil Fairy have been defeated. He is an insanely freakish genius in cultivation."
"I have never expected that a dark horse would appear. Looks like the reputation of the Cloud Margin Pavilion will be growing from now onward."
"Apart from Xiang Shaoyun, they also have Chen Zilong. If they can enter the Skysoar Realm, they will definitely be the strongest in that realm as well."
"People like them are geniuses that will forever surpass their peers. People like us should just focus on more dependable methods of breakthrough."Previous Chapter Next Chapter