Owner recognition through blood.
High leveled weapons had a spirit within, and if the owner wanted to establish an intimate relationship with a high leveled weapon, the owner would have to use a drop of blood to form a resonance with the weapon. Only then would the weapon be akin to an extension of the owner's body. After the drop of blood dripped onto the saber, the saber shone with a dazzling purple radiance. Roars of a tiger and a dragon faintly rang in the air.
Tigers and dragons were kings of beasts, and as the roars rang, the blade emitted an imposing aura that caused one’s heart to palpitate. Purple lightning crackled around the dragon and tiger, and apart from the thick kingly aura, they were also emitting an extremely overbearing sensation, displaying just how powerful the spirit of this weapon was.
While Xiang Shaoyun was in shock at what he saw, the dragon and tiger pounced on him. Before he could react, the dragon and tiger were already upon him; their imposing presence stunned him right where he stood. A regular person would not be able to endure such an imposing aura.
Even if Xiang Shaoyun was a natural born king, the presence of the dragon and tiger still gave him a suffocating sensation. It was as if the dragon and tiger would immediately tear him to pieces the moment he relaxed his own presence.
Facing the terrifying pressure emitted by the saber, Xiang Shaoyun's presence did not weaken. Instead, it provoked the desire to conquer within him. His nine stars erupted like nine volcanoes, his presence rising to the peak. Looking straight at the dragon and tiger, he berated, "Before this overlord, even dragons and tigers need to bow! I am your master!"
As he said that, his aura rose steadily, all the way to the point comparable to an eighth-stage Astral Realm cultivator. Purple energy flowed out from his lightning bone and shrouded his body with strains of purple lightning that coiled around his body like dragons.
As of this moment, Xiang Shaoyun was akin to the king of the universe that all must obey. This was a sign that his presence of a king was growing again. His unyielding and fearless heart surged.
Under Xiang Shaoyun's presence of a king, the dragon and tiger felt provoked. They roared as they dove right into his forehead.
Gift of visualization!
Suddenly, Xiang Shaoyun activated his gift of visualization and formed a unique space that allowed him to see through both the dragon and tiger. The dragon and tiger were in fact only formed of strains of essence qi, and they were extremely weak. It was almost as if a light touch would suffice to kill them.
"Surrender." Xiang Shaoyun focused his presence on his forehead, and within the space formed of his gift of visualization, his presence of a king was like a fish in water. Within this space, he was the ultimate sovereign, one who ruled everything.
His presence of king started assimilating and conquering the dragon and tiger. The two struggled and roared, yet were completely powerless. They were the ones who had entered the space of visualization, and it was impossible for them to flee after entering.
Ultimately, the dragon and tiger were forced to surrender and accept what Xiang Shaoyun was doing to them. The presence of the dragon and tiger were tangled with Xiang Shaoyun's presence of a king. They fused without stop, causing Xiang Shaoyun's presence of a king to grow endlessly.
Xiang Shaoyun greatly enjoyed this sensation as a cozy feeling spread through his entire body. The flow of astral energy within his body also started to increase in speed, and spiritual energy flowed into his body from his surroundings, with a majority of it converging in his forehead.
Xiang Shaoyun's current cultivation level of fourth-stage Astral Realm started growing as well. After an unknown amount of time, he was finally done with the presence of the dragon and tiger, having fully assimilated them into his presence of a king.
At the same time, a saber technique suddenly appeared in his mind. So did the image of a figure wielding a saber. The figure brandished the saber repeatedly, and each slash of the saber contained the power to destroy the world. This was an extremely terrifying saber technique.
Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique!
One slash like a lightning strike from the clear sky!
One slash causing the weather to change.
One slash to create rivers of corpses.
One slash to eliminate all corpses.
One slash to spread mountains and rivers.
One slash to destroy the heavens and earth.
One slash to obliterate the stars.
One slash to shift the sun and moon.
One slash to reverse the universe.
This was the Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique, and it seemed to have the same origin as the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual. In fact, he was stupefied when he noticed the similarity in the aura of the two.
After a long while, Xiang Shaoyun finally recovered from his reverie.
"Does the Overlord Skyslaying Saber have the same origin as my overlord cultivation manual? And there’s also this Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique, everything is such a coincidence," Xiang Shaoyun cried out in alarm.
When he first saw the Overlord Skyslaying Saber, he did not relate it with his overlord cultivation manual. He thought that the similar names were merely a coincidence. But now, it seemed like the Overlord Skyslaying Saber did have the same origin as his overlord cultivation manual.
Perhaps this saber was also something that that overlord had left behind and had for some unknown reason fallen into the hands of that unnamed cultivator. Now that this saber had fallen into Xiang Shaoyun's hands, it signified that he was already fated to become the new overlord of this generation.
Unfortunately, this Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique was also incomplete. Only the first four stances were complete, and only the names of the latter five stances were available. As with the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual, this was an incomplete technique.
But even these four stances were all terrifyingly powerful. With his current strength, it was impossible for him to perfectly unleash the power of these four stances. He would only be able to start cultivating this technique upon reaching the King Realm when he could finally freely control astral energy.
This put him back at the same position again—having many excellent battle techniques that he couldn't make use of.
"Looks like I need to find a chance and revisit the place I found the overlord cultivation manual. Perhaps I can only obtain the complete overlord inheritance after entering the depths of that place," Xiang Shaoyun muttered to himself.
Holding the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual in his hand, he had a sensation that his flesh was now connected to the manual. At the same time, his presence surged out. The previously formless presence of a king seemed to have gained a form, with a dragon and tiger hovering behind him, making him look incomparably majestic.
An overbearing aura spread out, one that demanded obeisance from all living beings. Xiang Shaoyun's presence of a king had grown greatly this time. In fact, his presence had grown over ten times stronger, and even when facing the suppression of a Transformation Realm cultivator, he could now completely ignore it. Not even a King Realm cultivator could hope to make him bow with presence alone anymore.
This was a qualitative transformation that occurred after his presence gained a form from its previous formless state. There was probably no second fourth-stage Astral Realm cultivator in the entire Nine God Provinces with a presence as terrifying as Xiang Shaoyun’s.
The stronger the presence, the stronger the owner would be.
This was merely the start of Xiang Shaoyun's rise. He ended his seclusion, and when he went out of his room, he found Zi Changhe and Wang Zhenchuan waiting for him.
Zi Changhe was here bearing news of an excellent cultivation spot.Previous Chapter Next Chapter