The Cosmos Dao Destroying Fist was most certainly an exceptional punching technique, and coupled with the prowess of the nine-colored fog, it was capable of unleashing an extremely destructive force.
It enabled Xiang Shaoyun, who was only a peak first-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator, to release the combat prowess of a seventh-stage or even eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator, helping him punch way above his weight. It was quite simply a terrifying technique.
Unlike the previous attacks, the gold python failed to withstand this attack. Blood sprayed everywhere as it wailed endlessly. If it wasn't for the python's freakish physique, the python would have been killed by the punch. Finally knowing fear, the python quickly escaped with its badly injured body.
Xiang Shaoyun landed and heaved a breath of relief. He had exhausted quite a lot of energy himself, so he did not bother giving chase. The nine-colored fog had been accumulating in his astral cosmos sea all this while. After each exhaustion, he needed to replenish it by fusing the nine energies in his body instead of replenishing it by absorbing the spiritual energy of the world, which would work for any other energy.
He still had a decent amount of nine-colored fog in his astral cosmos sea, but that was because he had crammed his body full with the fog during his physique assessment when nine stars had appeared in the sky. He had been using it sparingly, not wanting to waste the fog away.
After all, it was an extremely destructive power, a trump card of his. He wouldn't use it unless absolutely necessary. Despite how powerful it was, using the fog was unlike using the Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique which would cause a certain amount of backlash. Thus, he could also use it without fear.
When Xiang Shaoyun walked over to the goldman, he found that the goldman's body was filled with cracks, as if he was going to explode soon. Golden liquid ceaselessly flowed from the cracks, making quite an odd sight.
As the goldman absorbed the vicious energy and gold energy from his surroundings, his wounds slowly closed up. He looked at Xiang Shaoyun cautiously, as if he would fight back the moment Xiang Shaoyun tried anything.
At this time, Tang Longfei arrived. After throwing the goldman a look, he said, "Shaoyun, th-this goldman is injured!"
A look of greed flashed past Tang Longfei's eyes. He knew very well that killing the goldman and harvesting his gold heart would bring great benefit to a gold cultivator. Furthermore, the liquid from within the gold heart could also be fed to newborns to get a chance at creating a Gold Physique. Of course, that was something he had learned from books. As for whether it was true, he had no idea.
"Human, are you going to attack me?" asked the goldman with a sharp glint in his eyes.
Although Xiang Shaoyun had helped him, he still wasn't sure if Xiang Shaoyun was targeting him as well.
"Just concentrate on healing. I'm standing guard for you," said Xiang Shaoyun. He then turned and walked away, using action to show his intention.
Tang Longfei did not know what Xiang Shaoyun was thinking and could only go with him.
He said through voice transmission, "Shaoyun, this is a rare opportunity—"
Xiang Shaoyun interrupted him before he could finish. "The goldman race is a kind race. I have saved him from danger and have never intended to harm him."
His words left Tang Longfei speechless. Of course, they also increased his evaluation of Xiang Shaoyun's character. In the past, he had a bad impression of Xiang Shaoyun, thinking of him as a useless young master without learning and skills, one that would throw away everything his family had built.
But the more he interacted with Xiang Shaoyun, the more extraordinary he found Xiang Shaoyun. He believed that it was only a matter of time before Xiang Shaoyun reclaimed the Ziling Sect.
The goldman stared at Xiang Shaoyun with an indescribable expression that did not betray what he was actually thinking at the moment. While he was focusing on healing, about a dozen goldmen appeared, flying in their direction.
"Prince! Prince!" Each member of the group wielded a golden trident, shouting as they traveled, anxiety plastered all over their faces. Soon, they discovered the injured goldman and rushed over.
"Vile humans, you dare harm Prince Edoli? This is an unforgivable offense!" said the leader furiously when he noted the injuries of the goldman on the ground.
The group focused on Xiang Shaoyun and Tang Longfei, seemingly ready to attack.
Fortunately, Prince Edoli opened his mouth, "Don't worry. They are not the reason for my injuries. They are the ones who have saved me."
At that, the group of goldmen calmed down. They returned to Edoli's side and knelt down before saluting the prince. Xiang Shaoyun was surprised to find that the goldman he had rescued randomly was actually a prince. That was quite a high status.
One ought to know that each generation of goldmen would only have a single prince that would be the sole heir to their throne. No other competitors would appear. In other words, this Edoli was the second most powerful person among the goldmen, with great authority in his hands.
The group of goldmen started offering the prince some healing items, but Edoli did not take any of them. After all, he was almost fully healed. He obviously had an impressive self-recovery ability.
At this time, Xiang Shaoyun said to Tang Longfei, "Let's go."
Tang Longfei nodded and followed behind Xiang Shaoyun.
It was at this time that Edoli strode forth and said, "Savior, please wait."
The prince spoke with the sonorous voice each goldman was born with.
Xiang Shaoyun stopped, pointed at his face, and said, "You're talking to me?"
"Yes, savior. Thank you for saving my life," said Edoli as he rested one hand on his chest and bowed at Xiang Shaoyun.
The goldmen behind him did not dare to stay standing, and they quickly gave Xiang Shaoyun the same bow. "Thank you for saving our prince."
The bow was how the goldmen showed their respect. It could be seen that they were really quite grateful for what Xiang Shaoyun had done.
Xiang Shaoyun waved his hand and said, "You're welcome. It's nothing difficult, really. If there's nothing else, I'm leaving."
"Savior, you are one who helps without expecting a reward. This is very rare among humans!" said Edoli straightforwardly. "Savior, if you are willing, would you like to visit my clan? Give me a chance to repay you to show my gratitude!"
Xiang Shaoyun hesitated for a bit before saying, "Sure, I'm quite curious about the goldmen, anyway."
"We are honored to have you as a guest," said Edoli as he made an inviting gesture.
And thus, Xiang Shaoyun followed Edoli back to where the goldmen resided. As for Tang Longfei, he wanted to say something, but even toward the end, he couldn't bring himself to say it.Previous Chapter Next Chapter