Xiao Ting was a powerful cultivator within the top 300 of the Jiao Luan List. It was also rumored that she was related to Xiao Xie, one of the freaks in the Dragon Phoenix List's top 10. Of course, nobody could verify the rumor.
As for Xiao Ting herself, her ranking was proof of her combat prowess and the reason for her to show no fear toward Xiang Shaoyun. Furthermore, Xiang Shaoyun's handsomeness triggered amorous feelings within her, making her decide to make him submit.
Xiang Shaoyun couldn't be bothered to waste more words on her. He immediately erupted with strength, sending his presence crashing down on her. His soul, which was at the level of a Sovereign's, further bolstered his presence, instantly causing Xiao Ting to suffocate from the pressure.
Xiang Shaoyun stepped forward one step at a time, his presence surging in power. Xiao Ting did not wait and attacked before Xiang Shaoyun's presence could reach the peak of its might.
"Trying to suppress me with your presence? You're still not qualified for that," roared Xiao Ting as she erupted with her strength as a peak second-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. Her polearm, rippling with lightning, shot toward Xiang Shaoyun's throat like a bolt of lightning.
Fully displaying the characteristic of a lightning cultivator, she sent numerous lightning bolts surging forward the moment she took action, attacking Xiang Shaoyun like a bunch of destructive lightning snakes. However, Xiang Shaoyun wasn't even bothered to avoid the attack. He formed a fist and threw it right toward Xiao Ting.
As the fist shot forward, over 100 bolts of lightning converged around them, as if a thunderstorm had formed. The sight caused Xiao Ting's face to pale. She could similarly summon natural lightning bolts to do her bidding, but she was incapable of summoning so many at once like Xiang Shaoyun. His punch was at least twice the destructiveness of her attack.
Fortunately for her, she had a higher cultivation level. Thus, she clenched her teeth and decided to proceed with her attack.
Lightning crashed into lightning, instantly creating a firework of lightning as the collisions made a mess of their immediate surroundings. Xiao Ting was sent flying. She did not dare to continue the fight, so she made use of the momentum and fled. Xiang Shaoyun already had the upper hand in terms of presence. If she continued forcing the fight, she wouldn't be able to gain any sort of advantage.
"You're leaving already? No, you need to learn your lesson first," said Xiang Shaoyun coldly as he bolted toward her like a bolt of lightning.
Overlord's Nine Nether Steps!
He aimed his step at Xiao Ting's back, converged powerful lightning in his foot, and sent a stomping attack toward her back. She had not imagined that Xiang Shaoyun's attack would come so fast. Even when she was trying to flee without fighting back, the stomp still sent her stumbling down from the sky.
She crashed into the ground, sending dust and stones flying everywhere, leaving a human-shaped hole in the ground. It was obvious Xiang Shaoyun wasn't holding back just because he was fighting a woman. He was really venting out on behalf of Money.
Instead of pressing on with more attacks, he said, "You stepped on Money once. Now I return it. As for the stab you gave him, I'll let him repay it personally."
He then left and headed toward the Purple Lightning Pool.
As for Xiao Ting, she struggled back on her feet and glared at Xiang Shaoyun's back, shouting, "Xiang Shaoyun, I won't spare you!"
It had been a very long time since she had suffered such humiliation. Thus, what Xiang Shaoyun just did to her caused her to bear a grudge.
Meanwhile, Money had arrived beside the pool. The lightning bolts by the pool were extremely concentrated and dreadful. He couldn't find an opening he could slip through. In fact, the lightning bolts still badly wounded him even after he reduced his size. He was having a hard time advancing, and if he continued to stay, he would definitely die.
But he couldn't accept just leaving like this. He opened his mouth and swallowed the lightning around him continuously. His sole horn started exuding an odd power as he charged toward the pool. The power his horn was exuding was a mixture of silver lightning power and an unknown power, protecting him from the destruction of the ambient lightning power around him.
Nobody knew what Money was trying to do. He continued pushing forth without regard to his injuries, pushing his horn again and again. Before long, he was dying. Cracks started appearing on his demonic core, signifying that he was in very bad shape.
Xiang Shaoyun, who was farther away, couldn't even get to where Money was. It was already hard enough for him to reach this far. The heavy armor was helping him block out most of the lightning power. If he relied on his own flesh alone, he wouldn't be able to withstand all the lightning around him.
Money is getting too rash! He actually came all the way here by himself? Xiang Shaoyun grumbled inwardly.
He had no way of advancing and was forced to stop where he was and absorb as much lightning energy as he could to build a stockpile within him so he could use it during his future breakthrough.
But he had barely sat down when he sensed a dreadful undulation of lightning power erupting ahead of him. Terrifying lightning bolts rained down again and again while waves of lightning power rippled toward him. The ground was shaking, and it was as if the end of the world was coming.
Startled, Xiang Shaoyun immediately started running at his top speed without wasting a single second. Terrifying sounds of explosions rumbled without end, the sound alone almost causing him to lose consciousness.
After running for an unknown amount of time, he finally stopped when the lightning power immediately behind him no longer seemed so terrifying. He turned around and saw a screen of lightning completely covering the space ahead of him. It was an overwhelming scene to witness.
"Shit! Things do not look good for Money!" Xiang Shaoyun cried out in alarm.
But at this point, he really couldn't think of anything he could do. What he saw before him was something scary enough to kill even a Sovereign. The only thing he could do now was to pray for Money's safety.
Instead of leaving, Xiang Shaoyun sat down and continued cultivating as he waited, hoping that Money would remain safe. Just like that, he spent a month in wait. When his lightning star and lightning bone were fully stuffed with lightning energy, he finally considered leaving.
In truth, he could attempt his advancement right here before continuing to absorb more. After all, the pure lightning energy in the unique zone was extremely rare and very beneficial to him. But his plan was to balance all nine of his powers before breaking through.
Looking at the receding lightning power, he went near the pool again and started calling out for Money, but he received no reply. He sighed and could only leave. Suddenly, a change occurred at the Purple Lightning Pool.Previous Chapter Next Chapter