Xiang Shaoyun had long reached 100 percent affinity with his Overlord Skyslaying Saber. His Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique was incredibly powerful, crushing forward with the might to destroy everything.
Baili Yixiao was a natural-born swordsman. He cultivated the Unrivaled Righteous Sword Technique. He nurtured his sword with his body, and he achieved his dao with his sword. He had long reached a terrifying height in the dao of swords. His entire person was akin to a sword, able to manipulate any sword like an extension of his body.
The saber and sword clashed intensely. Although the saber was powered by lightning, it still didn't seem as destructive as the sword. The sword wasn't powered by any unique powers, but it had returned to the very roots of swordsmanship, capable of destroying everything in its path.
Nobody would be able to escape the net of swords he created, and this was why Baili Yixiao was such a scary opponent. This was also why Zhan Wushuang had been ranked beneath Baili Yixiao all this while.
However, even the strongest net of swords would have a hole torn in it by Xiang Shaoyun's mad slashes. With the gift of instincts fully activated, Xiang Shaoyun found the weakest point in the net, instantly broke through, and stabbed his saber at Baili Yixiao's chest. As a price for breaking through the net, numerous cuts appeared on Xiang Shaoyun's body. Blood sprayed everywhere, but in truth, he had only suffered superficial wounds.
A look of astonishment flashed past Baili Yixiao's face when he saw Xiang Shaoyun breaking through the net. He swung his sword again, sending out a gushing torrent akin to a rainbow. It crashed into the incoming saber. Boundless sword energy swirled around them and sealed all possible routes, not giving Xiang Shaoyun any chance to approach him.
Baili Yixiao might have planned things thoroughly, but Xiang Shaoyun was actually making a feint. He suddenly moved horizontally at the most unexpected moment and shifted the trajectory of his saber, aiming it at Baili Yixiao's shoulder.
No matter how fast Baili Yixiao's reaction time was, he would not have expected Xiang Shaoyun to shift so quickly from a feint to an actual attack. His shoulder was struck, and he was forced to retreat in pain. As he retreated, he swung his sword repeatedly, not giving Xiang Shaoyun a chance to chase after him.
After landing one hit, Xiang Shaoyun stopped bothering with Baili Yixiao. Instead, he charged toward Jiu Tian, surprising even more people. Jiu Tian was someone capable of fighting Dugu Qiubai evenly, and this was a provocation that Jiu Tian couldn't just swallow.
"I don't care what physique you have, but you are still not qualified to fight five of us by yourself. I'll end you here," said Jiu Tian as he finally decided to take the initiative to attack.
He transformed into a gust of purpleflame wind and charged Xiang Shaoyun. Nine swords appeared behind him and formed a sword formation that attacked Xiang Shaoyun alongside the purpleflame wind.
Jiu Tian was, in truth, a reincarnator, something that only Dugu Qiubai had realized. He was the great-grandson of a Nine Palace Academy elder in the distant past. The prized Nine Palace Sword Formation of the academy was something he had mastered during that lifetime. After his accidental death, he had survived as a remnant soul. Ultimately, he took over the body of a fetus and was reborn. That was how he had formed a resonance with the Nine Palace Sword Formation at birth.
At his current cultivation level, Jiu Tian was still unable to fully unleash the Nine Palace Sword Formation's might. He was only able to muster a tiny bit of its strength, but that much was enough for him to stand proud among the many Emperors and easily kill some Sovereigns. Who could stop Jiu Tian when he was advancing with his nine swords and the purpleflame wind?
Since Xiang Shaoyun was intending to establish his dominance and be known as the number one person below the Soul Foundation Realm, he could not step back here. He had to deliver Jiu Tian a frontal assault to demonstrate his might.
White Tiger Wings!
Xiang Shaoyun no longer tried hiding any strength. He pushed his footwork technique to his limits, used his wind energy, and manifested the White Tiger Wings. In this state, his speed was virtually unmatchable.
Even Jiu Tian couldn't match his current speed, and that resulted in an opening that Xiang Shaoyun took full advantage of. Instead of using his saber or any flashy techniques, he joined two fingers together and formed a dazzling sword ray. Nobody had expected him to do that. Just how strong would a finger sword be?
Jiu Tian didn’t think much of the finger sword either. He might be slightly slower, but he could still sense Xiang Shaoyun's current position. Thus, he reacted by sending three of his swords at Xiang Shaoyun without even thinking.
Three Aptitude Killer!
The three swords moved out together, and it was as though three experts were attacking together. The attack was powered by a fearsome purpleflame wind that could tear through everything. The strike was trying to kill Xiang Shaoyun then and there. Instead of dodging, Xiang Shaoyun faced the three swords head on with his finger sword.
A series of sharp sounds resulted as the swords collided. Jiu Tian's three swords might not be saint swords, but they were still top-tier sovereign swords. With Jiu Tian's strength, he could totally use them to kill sixth-stage Sovereigns.
Something unimaginable happened. Xiang Shaoyun's finger sword tore through his powerful attack like tearing through paper, and it continued onward at a rapid speed. The finger sword's prowess caught Jiu Tian by complete surprise. By the time he thought of retreating, it was too late, and he was struck.
Jiu Tian's entire body was surrounded in incomparable sharp sword energies, and the flux goldthorn energy tortured him to the point he wailed in pain. Even as a reincarnator, he still couldn't resist the flux goldthorn energy.
This time, Xiang Shaoyun did not move on to a different opponent after landing a single strike. Instead, he pushed on and unleashed a barrage of attacks with the strongest might he could muster.
Flux Finger Sword Technique!
Xiang Shaoyun used the same technique over and over, landing hit after hit on Jiu Tian and dying him red with blood. Not even the armor Jiu Tian wore could protect him from the finger sword.
The Nine Palace Academy elder paled when he saw that. A loud clamor erupted among the observing disciples.
"Not only is he fast, but that unknown energy he used is also very powerful. Look, even Jiu Tian is completely helpless. Is this guy going to defy the very heavens next?"
"Is he using some unique energy that is even stronger than the purpleflame wind? How does he even cultivate? Each unique energy is extremely terrifying. One would be immensely grateful to obtain just one unique energy, but this fellow seems to have several of them."
"That doesn't feel like vicious gold energy. It is definitely a rare energy that not even Jiu Tian can stop. Perhaps only Dugu Qiubai can defeat Xiang Shaoyun now. Is this the might of someone cultivating nine powers with nine stars?"
"What are you waiting for? Go! He wanted a one-on-five fight, right? Grant his wish. Don't give him a chance to take you out one by one!"Previous Chapter Next Chapter