Chapter 993: Turtleshell Battle Aura

The combination of astral energies was most definitely one of Dugu Qiubai's trump cards. Throughout the long river of time, a large number of cultivators had attempted cultivating two powers. Thus, many power fusion techniques had been created. Dugu Qiubai had deeply researched this topic, and he had successfully created many different fusions of different powers.

On the other hand, Xiang Shaoyun was not as lucky. He might have read extensively from childhood, but the Ziling Sect was incomparable with the dominion's ancient organizations. Thus, most of what he had read involved battle techniques utilizing a single power. Apart from the Wind and Lightning and the Lightning Calamity Fiery Star he had personally created, he did not have any other fusion techniques.

In fact, creating the fusion of lightning, wind, and flame in the middle of a battle was already a heaven-defying feat. And with the two engaged in an intense battle, Xiang Shaoyun was obviously the one at the disadvantage. Facing Dugu Qiubai's wide variety of fusion techniques, Xiang Shaoyun felt extremely lacking in terms of techniques.

Since he has yet to use his primal chaos energy, I have to keep my primal inception energy hidden for now. In that case, I can only try doing other fusions, thought Xiang Shaoyun as he mustered his lightning, wind, and flame powers to try and suppress Dugu Qiubai.

With the powers of lightning and flame as the main offensive and with the power of wind assisting, he instantly gave rise to a terrifying power that threatened to destroy the world. 

A pleased look covered Dugu Qiubai's face as he also released several fusion techniques, interweaved the powers together, and created a fusion of three powers.

The multicolored energies clashed and created numerous explosions, and the onlookers felt their horizons widening from witnessing the fight.

Light of Wisdom!

Profundity of light!

Once again, Xiang Shaoyun entered the same state of mind that he had entered during his battles with Devil Concubine, Xiang Chenxi, and Baili Yixiao. A power of light that seemed capable of stopping time was unleashed, and even Dugu Qiubai momentarily lost his vision despite his powerful eye techniques.

Although the light technique wasn't offensive, it was extremely practical as it could cause a momentary stun, giving Xiang Shaoyun the chance to make his move.

Flux Finger Sword Technique!

Charging forward at his top speed, he stabbed at Dugu Qiubai mercilessly with an attack that had rendered Jiu Tian completely helpless. Even with the Primal Chaos Physique, Dugu Qiubai would not be able to disregard it.

By the time Dugu Qiubai recovered, Xiang Shaoyun's attack had arrived. Dugu Qiubai barely managed to move aside, but the attack still grazed his chest. Blood flowed, and an intense stinging immediately assaulted him.

A high-tier mutated energy? Dugu Qiubai exclaimed inwardly.

Dugu Qiubai had the Primal Chaos Physique and had never absorbed any mutated energy. All the energy he absorbed would transform into origin energy, and with the origin energy being the strongest form of energy, he had been able to confidently deal with whatever attack Xiang Shaoyun threw his way. Surprisingly, the flux goldthorn energy had actually successfully harmed him.

After the successful first hit, Xiang Shaoyun started madly attacking. He had long grasped the intricacies of Bu Feng's style. He had to maintain a high tempo during battle, pushing the tempo to the maximum, reaching a point where people couldn't even react. Thus, he powered his movement with the power of wind and repeatedly stabbed with his finger sword. His movements might seem simple, but when he was moving at such a speed, it would still be extremely hard to stop him.

There was no doubting Dugu Qiubai's strength, but in terms of speed, Xiang Shaoyun was slightly ahead. And as Xiang Shaoyun pressed his advantage, he started gaining the upper hand. However, he wasn't able to maintain the upper hand for long. A turtle shell materialized around Dugu Qiubai and protected him from the Flux Finger Sword Technique.

Turtleshell Battle Aura!

The was a technique imitating the defense of the legendary beast, the black tortoise. It granted one a freakish defensive prowess. Many of the observers were envious of Dugu Qiubai for having even such a rare battle technique.

Anyone would be overwhelmed with joy just from getting the chance to learn one rare high-tier technique. This fellow actually had so many high-tier techniques. There was probably no second person like him.

"Old turtle, that kid is actually learning from you! Look how he's hiding in his shell," said the toad.

The turtle replied crankily, "How can that kid be compared with this turtle? He is merely a coward. The young master will definitely beat him up!"

Xiang Shaoyun's flux goldthorn energy was supposed to be capable of penetrating anything, but the Turtleshell Battle Aura immediately stopped its advance, giving Dugu Qiubai a chance to launch a counterattack.

"This battle has been ongoing for quite a while. Time to end this," said Dugu Qiubai. He stopped holding back and released his primal chaos energy as he threw a punch powered by the energy at Xiang Shaoyun.

The primal chaos energy was not to be underestimated. Dugu Qiubai's punch was enough to match even the might of a Soul Foundation Realm expert, crossing an incredibly large gap in cultivation. The moment he became an actual Soul Foundation Realm cultivator, he could probably straight up fight a peak Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. That was how heaven-defying his physique was.

A thick sense of danger engulfed Xiang Shaoyun, and he instantly shifted away before repeatedly stabbing with the Flux Finger Sword Technique. Unfortunately, the Turtleshell Battle Aura had further increased Dugu Qiubai's defensive prowess. Not even the Flux Finger Sword Technique could break through his defense.

Dugu Qiubai unleashed all his strength, and the scenes of world creation appeared around him before forming a unique energy field. Xiang Shaoyun was enveloped in the field, and his speed was affected. At the same time, Dugu Qiubai continued to repeatedly punch, unleashing fists capable of destroying everything with the primal chaos energy powering them.

And with his speed restricted, Xiang Shaoyun had no choice but to face the fists head on.

Yin Yang Diagram!

He held the power of darkness in one hand and the power of light in the other. The profundities of both powers erupted, and as he crossed both his hands, he formed a Yin Yang Diagram that was similar to what Devil Concubine used previously.

However, the diagram seemed somewhat crooked instead of the much better form of Devil Concubine's diagram. It was as though Xiang Shaoyun's diagram was forcefully formed and was almost useless.


It was impossible for the Yin Yang Diagram to stop Dugu Qiubai's primal chaos fists. It was instantly destroyed, and Xiang Shaoyun was sent flying while spewing blood. Dugu Qiubai chased after him like a shadow and threw another punch out, aiming to finish Xiang Shaoyun in the next three punches. 

At that time, the powers of yin and yang burst out from Xiang Shaoyun's body again and formed the Yin Yang Diagram. This time, the diagram was much better formed.

"Trying to comprehend a technique in the midst of battle? It's pointless," said Dugu Qiubai as he could see what Xiang Shaoyun was trying to do. He roared and sent Xiang Shaoyun flying yet again.

Xiang Shaoyun crashed into the ground, and it was becoming increasingly apparent who held the upper hand.

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