However, his opponent's soul skill had somehow been able to dispel some of his Bloodlust Battle Aura, and that came as quite a surprise to Yun Tianheng, particularly because this was only his opponent's first soul skill.
Lan Muzi drifted forward in a seemingly slow and nonchalant manner, but he arrived beside Yun Tianheng in the blink of an eye before slashing his wooden saber through the air again. It was still his first soul skill that was unleashed, and the three scintillating suns reappeared before dispersing in mid-air, then crashed toward Yun Tianheng from three different directions.
This first soul skill of Lan Muzi's was Three Sun Strike!
On this occasion, Yun Tianheng noticed that his Bloodlust Battle Aura was melting away in the presence of the three suns, like snow and ice under scorching sunlight.
He brandished his axes, and he suddenly grew slightly taller as he let loose a loud roar while a burst of even more ferocious Bloodlust Battle Aura erupted out of his body. His Bloodlust Battle Axes instantly shattered the three suns, and at the same time, he began to rotate at a rapid speed, sweeping toward Lan Muzi like a tornado.
This was his third soul skill, Devouring the Starry Heavens!
Lan Muzi retreated a half-step before suddenly slashing his wooden saber through the air, and it appeared as if he were completely ignoring Yun Tianheng and targeting nothing in particular with his attack.
However, right in this instant, the entire sky suddenly turned a reddish-golden color. This didn't just apply to a certain area; the reddish-golden color had spread as far as the eyes could see in all directions.
The light then faded in a flash, but as it did so, all of the Bloodlust Battle Aura around Yun Tianheng and on his battle axes instantly vanished.
Yun Tianheng himself also became quite sluggish as he rotated on the spot like a spinning top, seemingly having lost track of Lan Muzi.
This was Lan Muzi's second soul skill, Spring Sun and White Snow!
A serious look appeared on Lan Muzi's face as he suddenly raised his saber high up into the air, and another ball of sunlight appeared, but this one was several times larger than the previous balls of sunlight.
However, it was nowhere near as bright and exuberant. Instead, it was like the dying flame of a candle, and it was imbued with a sense of forlorn loneliness as it descended toward Yun Tianheng.
This was Lan Muzi's third soul skill, Final Sunset!
Yun Tianheng was currently in a very frustrating situation. He felt like he was punching a bag of feathers, and despite the enormous power that he possessed, he was simply unable to unleash any of it.
He suddenly swept his battle axes upward amid a thunderous roar, and his body abruptly reared upward.
At the same time, he began to release a formidable aura, and two crimson blades of light erupted out of his Bloodlust Battle Axes in a criss-cross formation.
This was his Bloodlust Cross Storm!
The two crimson blades of light clashed with the Final Sunset, and the entire sky seemed to fall still for a moment, following which the Final Sunset erupted into countless streaks of radiance that dispersed in all directions.
In contrast, the Bloodlust Cross Storm exploded in a flash, transforming into a pair of even more massive blades of light that reached Lan Muzi in an instant.
Lan Muzi swept his right hand through the air, unleashing Spring Sun and White Snow once again.
The same reddish-golden light flashed over the heavens, and the Bloodlust Cross Storm instantly disappeared!
It seemed that Spring Sun and White Snow had the ability to nullify all energy-based attacks!
Even though this was only Lan Muzi's second soul skill, it was definitely one of his most important soul skills.
Having dispelled Yun Tianheng's attack, Lan Muzi slashed his saber through toward the oncoming Yun Tianheng, but on this occasion, it was his fourth soul ring that lit up.
Another ball of sunlight emerged, but compared to the previous ones, this one was looking rather insubstantial and illusionary.
Yun Tianheng didn't pause in the slightest as his entire body instantly turned a crimson color, and he pounced forward like a ferocious beast while swinging his Bloodlust Battle Axes through the air.
All of a sudden, countless despairing wails suddenly rang out, and the surrounding area seemed to have dimmed significantly.
This was his Bloodlust Heavenly Demon Slash!
Lan Muzi's brows furrowed slightly as if he were witnessing something unsavory, but his attack remained unchanged.
The insubstantial ball of sunlight was almost instantly destroyed by the Bloodlust Heavenly Demon Slash, which continued on toward Lan Muzi, but right at this moment, Lan Muzi's body suddenly became just as insubstantial as that ball of sunlight had been.
Yun Tianheng's attack surged through Lan Muzi's body, only for it to completely disintegrate into specks of light, immediately following which another Lan Muzi and a far more substantial ball of sunlight appeared behind Yun Tianheng before striking him on the back.
Yun Tianheng gave a muffled groan as his body was thrown forward.
A thick suit of crimson battle armor was released to withstand most of the force of that attack, but his eyes were burning with fury.
The fact that he had been forced to release his suit of battle armor first was a partial concession of inferiority.
The saber strike that Lan Muzi had unleashed was his fourth soul skill, Yin Yang Illusion, while his fifth soul skill, Yin Yang Paradox, had nullified Yun Tianheng's Bloodlust Heavenly Demon Slash.
It was the combination of these two soul skills that had allowed Lan Muzi to suddenly turn the tables.
If it weren't for Yun Tianheng's vast wealth of battle experience prompting him to instinctively release his suit of battle armor, he would've most likely already been severely wounded by that attack.
"Looks like I underestimated you." Yun Tianheng's eyes were glowing with crimson light, but his expression had become extremely cold.
In contrast with mindless bloodthirsty individuals who lost their sense of reasoning in the heat of battle, he only became more alert and more dangerous the angrier he became.
He had been forced onto the back foot primarily because he didn't know enough about Lan Muzi. Lan Muzi's Yang Wood Saber was extremely unpredictable, and each of his soul skills was very unique. After just a few clashes, Yun Tianheng was already aware that he was facing no ordinary opponent.
Down below, Qiangu Dongfeng's expression remained quite calm, but his eyelids were twitching slightly. As for everyone over at Shrek Academy, all of them were naturally very pleased to witness this turn of events.
This was the true power of Lan Muzi, the senior disciple brother of the inner court.
Following the release of his suit of three-word battle armor, a massive halo filled with crimson sawblade patterns appeared beneath Yun Tianheng's feet, and his aura also transformed drastically.
His Bloodlust Battle Aura surged forth to form a crimson cloud, which carried him as it hovered in mid-air.
Lan Muzi also released his suit of battle armor, which was white in color, but gave off a reddish-golden light. At the same time, a sun-like pattern also appeared near the front tip of his saber's blade.
Thus far in the battle, the spontaneity of Lan Muzi's unique martial soul had been utilized to great effect.
The suits of three-word battle armor worn by the two combatants were of drastically different styles.
Yun Tianheng's suit of three-word battle armor was glowing with crimson light, and there were sinister ghostly faces engraved onto his breastplate and pauldrons.
Almost all of the patterns on the suit of battle armor were similar in design, and it was extremely thick and heavy, clearly possessing exceptional defensive prowess.
In contrast, Lan Muzi's suit of battle armor was a lot more refreshing. It was pristine white with faint golden sun patterns on its surface, accentuating his tall and handsome appearance. The suit of battle armor was also very complex with layered pauldrons, and a pair of massive wings etched with feather designs.
The sun pattern on the breastplate was very eye-catching, and it looked as if it could explode and flourish at any moment.
There was a metallic component on the hilt of his Yang Wood Saber that connected it to the battle armor on his right hand, and his helmet was comprised of a metallic headband with a sun in the middle, at the very center of which was embedded a golden gem.
This was definitely a get-up that would make countless young women swoon.
Faint reddish-golden light revolved around his body, and even though he wasn't releasing a ferocious aura like Yun Tianheng's there was not even a single trace of crimson light all around him.
Yun Tianheng raised his pair of battle axes, and the bat wings of his battle armor on his back spread open while the crimson cloud beneath him transformed into a massive crimson wave that propelled him forward.
"Die!" Yun Tianheng roared as he hurled both of his battle axes forward at once, and countless howls of anguish rang out across the entire sky, as if hell had descended upon this world.Previous Chapter Next Chapter