Along with the rumbling sound, the coffin exploded, causing the coffin’s formation to immediately activate.
This formation actually had the strength equivalent to a King Realm cultivator. It immediately bounced Xiang Shaoyun away. He coughed a mouthful of blood as he flew away, feeling as if his organs were all going to explode. Fortunately, the purple energy flowing from his lightning bone into his arm had blocked a portion of the formation's power. Otherwise, he would have been killed right then.
But right this moment, something seemed to have escaped the coffin, attempting to escape the formation as well.
The layer of formation rippled repeatedly as it tried stopping that object from escaping. But the power contained within that object was too overbearing. The formation was only able to slow it down for a bit before it tore through the formation. Xiang Shaoyun was lying on the ground when he saw the object. His eyes lit up.
A broken saber was hovering in the air, layers of purple lightning energy rippling on its surface. The saber seemed to be wallowing in sorrow and calling out to something.
The saber had a short handle and a long blade forged of beast bones. Its handle was shaped like a tiger while its blade was shaped like a dragon. The entire saber emanated a crude and antiquated feeling.
If it wasn't for the fact that the saber was badly damaged, it would be a perfect saber. At this moment, the purple lightning bone within Xiang Shaoyun started shining with a purple radiance again as it established a faint connection with the saber. Unfortunately, the saber was so badly damaged that the lightning energy soon faded. The saber fell from the air.
A crisp sound rang out as the saber hit the ground. Xiang Shaoyun ignored his injury. He forced himself back on his feet and walked over to pick up the saber. The moment he wrapped his hand around the saber, his lightning bone started channeling a gentle energy into the saber, forming some sort of resonance between Xiang Shaoyun and the saber.
Right as Xiang Shaoyun was about to sink himself into this sensation, he heard the stone palace's door open. Yang Gaochuan's anxious voice rang out, "Xiang Shaoyun, are you fine?"
"Me? I'm fine," Xiang Shaoyun replied. After he replied, Yang Gaochuan arrived in the room. His gaze first landed at Xiang Shaoyun before shifting to the saber. The sight of the saber filled his face with astonishment. "This...is this the broken sword of the unnamed cultivator?"
He then looked at the coffin only to find that the coffin had been broken, revealing a skeleton’s frame. His expressions shifted multiple times as he did not know what to say.
Xiang Shaoyun smiled helplessly and said, "I don't know why it came out either. But I can feel that this blade is my gain from this room. Palace master, please allow me to keep it."
Yang Gaochuan hesitated slightly before sighing, "This is truly unexpected. Many years ago, it was judged that this blade was completely damaged. Even if it is reforged, it will only be a tier-3 weapon. Thus, it was buried together with the corpse as a funerary object as a sign of our respects to the unnamed cultivator. Surprisingly, you were actually able to attract the saber out of the coffin. This must be the workings of fate itself."
"So, palace master, do you mean I can keep this saber?" Xiang Shaoyun asked joyfully.
"Yes. There's no point keeping the saber here anyway." Yang Gaochuan nodded. He then continued solemnly, "This might be a top quality king weapon. Although it is already badly damaged, it is a weapon once basked in glory. I hope you will be able to one day bask in glory with this saber as well. Win glory for the Martial Hall Palace and enter the top 10 during the Battle of Towns. Otherwise, your ownership of the saber will be an insult to this weapon."
"Don't worry, palace master. I will complete the mission," Xiang Shaoyun promised solemnly.
But right after he said those words, he had a feeling he had been led on. Yes, this was a saber with an extraordinary origin. But it was nothing but a damaged weapon now. Entering the top 10 with this weapon? That did not seem like a realistic expectation. But he had already promised, and he wasn't one to go back on his words. For any other person, this saber was nothing but a broken weapon. But for Xiang Shaoyun, it might yet be an extraordinary weapon.
"Alright, since you have obtained your inheritance, leave. I will get someone to clean up the place. Remember to never tell anyone any of this," Yang Gaochuan said.
Xiang Shaoyun did not hesitate as he dragged his injured body out of the stone palace. As he walked, he refined a healing pill stored in his astral cosmos sea. Immediately, the medical efficacy started nurturing his inner organs, and a comfortable sensation spread through his body.
The astral cosmos sea was not only able to be used as a storage space, but one could also use any item stored in it with a single thought. That was why he did not need to take out the healing pill in his astral cosmos sea to physically consume it. Instead, he could directly use it while it was still inside his astral cosmos sea. It would save a lot of time when he was in a rush.
After leaving the stone palace, Xiang Shaoyun stored the saber into his astral cosmos sea. Since he now had a storage space of two square meters, it wouldn't be hard to store the saber inside. But after right after he stored the saber, he sensed energy channeling out of his lightning bone in his spine.
Faint strains of pure purple energy were being channeled into the astral cosmos sea. To be precise, the strains of energy were streaming toward the saber. The saber reacted as it glowed once again. After accepting the strains of purple energy, the blade of the saber became sharper, as if it had been reborn.
At the same time, Xiang Shaoyun sensed a connection forming between him and the saber. But for now, he did not have any time to think too deeply into it. He was heading quickly back to his residence.
But while he was en route, Gong Qinyin suddenly appeared on a snow lion. An arrow was shot into the ground right in front of his feet. If Xiang Shaoyun hadn't stopped in time, the arrow would have struck his head instead. He was infuriated at the realization.
He glared at Gong Qinyin and shouted, "Are you trying to murder me? Crazy woman, do you think I won't dare to execute you right here?"
Gong Qinyin gazed at him indifferently. "You still owe me one. I will have my revenge one day."
"One day? Why wait? Let's settle our grudge right here!" Xiang Shaoyun shouted as he strode toward Gong Qinyin. He looked like he was really planning to execute Gong Qinyin on the spot. Gong Qinyin drew her sword and entered a battle-ready stance.
The snow lion roared viciously.
"You crazy woman, what did I do apart from seeing you naked once? Here, let me show you my body as well!" Two meters away from Gong Qinyin, Xiang Shaoyun stopped and started stripping.
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