Chapter 711: Great Sorrowful Wind Tearing Hand!
Xiao Yan sensed an unusual pressure being slowly spreading from the former's body after Yun Shan's cold voice slowly sounded. Under this pressure, the powerful flowing Dou Qi within his body also showed some signs of being slowed.
Deep-green Dou Qi that was just like liquid it completely wrapped around Yun Shan's body. The repeatedly circulating Dou Qi emitted a faint glow. Some fluctuations even appeared in the surrounding air under this glow. Yun Shan was indeed worthy of being a true elite Dou Zong with just this aura of his being sufficient to create such a scene!
The powerful pressure that slowly spread out from Yun Shan's body like a torrent of water also attracted the attention of the chaotic battleground in the sky and the people in the open ground below. Immediately, numerous alarmed and uncertain gazes were shot out.
Although they were quite far apart, most of the people present were not ordinary people. Their eyesight was naturally extremely sharp. Hence, they were able to see the bright-red fist imprint on Yun Shan's chest at a glance. They were involuntarily slightly startled. The gaze that they used to look at Xiao Yan had become somewhat unusual. It was unexpected that this fellow was able to leave behind an injury on Yun Shan's body by just relying on his own strength. Although it seemed that this punch did not really injure Yun Shan after they looked at his aura, just being able to turn a Dou Zong into this manner was already enough to cause many people to be stunned.
Hai Bodong forced an elite Dou Huang from the Misty Cloud Sect in front of him back with a punch before he found some time to look at that battleground. He sensed the killing intent that seeped out from Yun Shan's body and his expression also became solemn. Xiao Yan might have caused Yun Shan to suffer a little loss earlier but he had also clearly angered this old fellow. From the looks of the latter's current appearance, he clearly planned to use his true ability to kill Xiao Yan.
"This fellow. I have already told him that it is fine as long as he delays Yun Shan. We will be able to go and aid him once the few of us finish off our opponents. However, he must go and anger Yun Shan!" Anxiety flashed across Hai Bodong's face. He was just about to speak when a sharp wind once again pounced over, resulting in him being only able to hurriedly focus and receive his opponent. The other party was also a true elite Dou Huang. This kind of exchange did not allow him to split his attention.
"Ugh, I only hope that this fellow will be able to hold out a little longer…" Hai Bodong sighed in his heart. He hurriedly turned his mind to the opponent in front of him.
Jia Xing Tian and the other's also understood the danger that Xiao Yan faced. However, due to them being pestered by the opponents in front of them, they were unable to free themselves. Hence, they could only pray that Xiao Yan would be able to endure longer in Yun Shan's hands until they had finished off their opponents…
Xiao Yan's expression became increasingly solemn as he sensed the pressure that spread over from all directions. From the looks of the aura, it was likely that Yun Shan's strength was a little stronger than the First Elder Su Qian from the Inner Academy. It was likely that among the people whom he was acquainted with, only Medusa's strength was comparable to his.
Hence, the opponent that he was facing this time around would be the strongest person that Xiao Yan had ever met. It was for this reason that Xiao Yan, who was quite confident in dealing with opponents in the past, truly felt a kind of uncertain pressing feeling this time around. The victory and defeat this time around was something that he could not control!
Xiao Yan inhaled a deep breath of air. He slowly shut his eyes and the Glazed Lotus Core Flame swiftly shuttled within his veins. An instant later, it suddenly erupted out from a countless number of pores!
The unusual pressing feeling slowly diminished following the eruption of the jade-green Glazed Lotus Core Flame. A moment later, it completely vanished. Under the Glazed Lotus Core Flame, which was a merger between two types of 'Heavenly Flame', the pressuring aura that Yun Shan imposed on Xiao Yan was reduced to its weakest point.
Surprise flashed across Yun Shan's eyes as he looked at the jade-green flame that spread over Xiao Yan's body. He immediately laughed coldly, "'Heavenly Flame'? Seems that it is a little different compared to the past. Don't tell me that this is your support? If that is the case, it is likely that you will be disappointed today."
Xiao Yan completely ignored Yun Shan's noise. He merely maneuvered the Dou Qi in his body and caused the feeling of being filled with strength to spread to every inch of his muscles.
Yun Shan's face twitched a little when Xiao Yan ignored him. He immediately let out a dense, cold smile as his body suddenly moved. An afterimage surfaced and his body had suddenly surfaced in front of Xiao Yan in a ghost-like manner!
The sudden appearance of Yun Shan in front of him also caused Xiao Yan's eyes to shrink slightly. The speed of an elite Dou Zong was indeed frightening. From the looks of Yun Shan's instant maneuver, it was likely that it was even faster than when Xiao Yan moved with all his strength.
This thought flashed within Xiao Yan's heart but his hand was not slow. The heavy ruler moved along with Xiao Yan's heart. With a 'chi' sound, it cut through the air and carried a powerful force as it viciously smashed toward Yun Shan's head in front of him.
The heavy ruler fell but Yun Shan did not dodge. He was expressionless as he waved his sleeves and collided head on with the heavy ruler. A clear sound immediately appeared.
The heavy ruler made contact with Yun Shan's sleeves. The force contained on the heavy ruler not only fail to tear the latter's sleeves but had suddenly moved back under the sharp powerful force.
Xiao Yan's expression changed slightly when the heavy ruler bounced off Yun Shan's sleeves. However, Yun Shan did not wait for Xiao Yan to counterattack when the former let out a cold laugh. His hand curled into a claw shape and grabbed at the spot where Xiao Yan's heart was located with lightning-like speed. From the looks of that momentum, it was likely that his attack would penetrate Xiao Yan's chest and grab his heart if he were to be struck by such an attack.
Even though Xiao Yan possessed the speed of the superimposed wings, he was unable to dodge against such a short distance attack. However, it was fortunate that his experience in terms of close range physical combat was extremely great. He immediately appeared to act on conditional reflex as his hand tightened into a fist and violently struck Yun Shan's hand-claw.
Yun Shan's hand merely shook when the two collided. The skin on his arm was twisted strangely, resolving the force on Xiao Yan's fist. His hand claw appeared to be like a poisonous snake opening its mouth as it viciously bit onto his fist. His sharp fingernails carried a couple of bright-red blood traces. This result was due to Xiao Yan possessing a powerful body from the protection of the Dou Qi, If had been an ordinary person, it was likely that his entire fist would have been cut off.
The pain that was transmitted from Xiao Yan's fist caused his eyes to twitch. However, he did not panic even a little. He rotated his fist and the five fingers were spread out, transforming from a smash to a push as it blocked the attack that he received from Yun Shan.
Even Yun Shan could not help but let out a surprised 'huh' when he saw this sophisticated and practiced close range fighting awareness. He immediately let out a cold smile as both of his fists attacked. During this attack, he would occasionally use his palm, occasionally use his fist, or occasionally use a claw… the various attacking stances were all at Yun Shan's fingertips. Additionally, they possessed the support of a powerful ocean-like Dou Qi to set them off. Even with Xiao Yan's ability, he was repeatedly forced back under this kind of wild, violent attack. He even emitted some muffled groans because of a couple of head-on collisions. Clearly, he gained some injuries during this head on contact.
Xiao Yan and Yun Shan exchanged over ten lightning-like attacks within a split second. Their fists and palms were exchanged by both parties with their attacks being incomparably sharp. Quite a serious injury would appear if one was careless. However, on the whole, it was clear that Yun Shan had the upper hand in this wild, violent collision while Xiao Yan was only barely able to endure it.
Both fists once again violently struck each other. A powerful current-like Dou Qi finally caused Xiao Yan's body to withdraw explosively. A trace of blood slowly flowed down the corner of his mouth with a muffled moan.
Yun Shan did not immediately give chase after forcing Xiao Yan back. He sat back and waited while arranging his somewhat messy robes. Only then did he laugh coldly at the latter, "I have said that all tactics are useless in front of an elite Dou Zong."
Xiao Yan's expression was dark and solemn as his hands shook. An enormous Heavy Xuan Ruler flashed and appeared. The Dou Qi within his body followed it and became violent. Finally, it poured into this ruler's body like floodwater. With the pouring in of this powerful Dou Qi, the black-colored heavy ruler immediately turned jade-green, and there were even some jade-green flames that leaped and curled.
"Are you going to fight seriously? It's just as well. If I finish you off quickly, those fellows will also stop putting up a resistance." Yun Shan raised his brows when he saw this action of Xiao Yan. His large shriveled hand aimed at Xiao Yan and deep-green Dou Qi wildly agglomerated within his palm.
Xiao Yan also ceased delivering more Dou Qi after the dark-black heavy ruler turned into an emerald ruler. His hand tightly held the trembling Heavy Xuan Ruler and raised his hand to viciously look at Yun Shan who had raised his hand. Both of Xiao Yan's hands were slowly raised high above his head. An instant later, he suddenly hacked down with great force.
"Flame Splitting Tsunami!"
A jade-green ruler glow that was over a hundred feet wide suddenly erupted from the tip of the heavy ruler following the cry that resounded over the sky. Finally, it cut through the air and rushed at Yun Shan.
"Great Sorrowful Wind Tearing Hand!"
Yun Shan's eyes narrowed slightly as he looked at the jade-green ruler glow that was swiftly being magnified within his eyes before he let out a deep cry.
When Yun Shan's deep cry sounded, the glow in his palm suddenly magnified and a large hand, dozens of feet wide, strangely appeared. Finally, it carried a fierce wind as it viciously and furiously slammed into the ruler's glow.
Two attacks that contained an extremely terrifying force collided abruptly in front of the focus of a countless number of gazes in the open ground. At this moment, an ear-piercing energy explosion immediately resounded across the sky like thunder, causing them to feel momentarily deaf.
The energy ripple spread in all directions from the point of collision. Yun Shan narrowed his eyes and looked at the slightly distorted space caused by the spreading of the energy ripple. He was just about to sense Xiao Yan's position when his expression suddenly changed.
A black figure suddenly rushed out from the point where the energy ripple was spreading when Yun Shan's face changed. It appeared in front of the latter in an instant. A fist that contained a powerful energy smashed toward Yun Shan's face.
"You're seeking death!"
Yun Shan immediately laughed in anger when he saw that the other party actually dared to attack from the front. He immediately extended his hand in a lightning-like manner and easily grabbed the other person's fist. However, he only saw ridicule when his gaze swept over the eyes of the young man in front of him…
Just as Yun Shan was absent-minded because of this, an ice-cold wind that contained an unusual heat suddenly surfaced behind him.
Surprise immediately surged within Yun Shan's heart when he sensed the strength of the wind on his back. He wanted to withdraw and defend but Xiao Yan in front of him instantly converted his fist with a claw, firmly grabbing his arm.
During this instantaneous delay, that fierce attack arrived like a thunderbolt. Yun Shan tried his best to turn around at the very last moment only to see a somewhat illusory old human figure…
"Is this is that Spiritual Body within Xiao Yan?"
This thought had just flashed within his heart when that fierce attack firmly struck Yun Shan's back. A mouthful of fresh blood was immediately and wildly spat out in front of a countless number of shocked gazes below!
Chapter 712: Protector Wu
Yun Shan, who had received a heavy blow in the sky, swiftly fell in front of many shocked gazes. However, when he was still a few dozens of meters from the ground, both of his feet suddenly pressed on the empty air and his body once again stabilized. However, the remnant blood trace on the corner of his mouth and his savage, frightening face still proved that the sudden attack earlier had only caused him some injuries.
Who could actually turn an elite Dou Zong like Yun Shan into such a miserable state? This thought flashed across the hearts of many people. Their gazes immediately shifted up before finally stopping at the black-robed, young man in the sky… the somewhat illusionary human figure beside him.
"Who is that?"
Their faces were all stunned and at a loss when they saw that illusionary human figure, who was suspended beside Xiao Yan. Clearly, they were extremely unfamiliar with this mysterious expert who had suddenly appeared.
Other people might be unfamiliar with this illusionary figure but the faces of Jia Xing Tian, Hai Bodong, and the others were suddenly filled with joy when they saw the former intervening. The strongest trump card of Xiao Yan had finally appeared. With the help of this mysterious teacher of his, it should not be much of a problem defeating Yun Shan.
Everyone took the opportunity in the interspace between the battles to exchange looks with one another. All of them saw a hidden joy within the other party's eyes. From the looks of it, the advantage in this big fight today would gradually shift toward them. As long as Xiao Yan and that teacher of his joined hands to kill Yun Shan, it was likely that the Misty Cloud Sect would fall apart on its own without the need to attack. It would be difficult for it to rise again in the future.
Compared to the joy of Hai Bodong and the others, the hearts of many Misty Cloud Sect's disciples and Elders had sunk greatly at this moment. This was especially the case after they saw Yun Shan actually spit out blood and be forced back. An uneasiness instantly surfaced within their hearts. Being the pillar of the Misty Cloud Sect, if Yun Shan were to be defeated today, the impact on the morale of the Misty Cloud Sect would be extremely great.
Yun Shan naturally did not have time to bother about the different emotions between both parties. At this moment, he was staring intently at the old human figure suspended beside Xiao Yan's side. A moment later, he slowly wiped off the blood traces on the corner of his mouth as he spoke with a dense, cold voice, "Back then, I faintly felt that this fellow's strength was a little strange. Only now am I aware that the strength was actually you."
Yao Lao in the sky glanced indifferently at Yun Shan below. He laughed faintly, "How can I allow you to randomly humiliate and bully my student? You are merely a little Dou Zong. If this were back then, this venerate (refers to a Dou Zun) would only require a single sentence in order to eliminate this Misty Cloud Sect of yours from the Dou Qi Continent."
The words from Yao Lao were not an exaggeration to frighten. With his reputation on the continent back then, an ordinary elite Dou Zun would not be able to compare with him. Moreover, he was extremely sociable with many friends. There were even some extremely powerful people who possessed a strength that was comparable with him and had a close relationship with him. Although the Misty Cloud Sect had one elite Dou Zong, the Yao Lao back then would indeed not even be slightly concerned about it.
This venerate (refers to a Dou Zun)? Yao Lao's form of address immediately caused Yun Shan's eyes to shrink slightly. This form of address was something that only an elite Dou Zun was qualified to use. In other words, this old fellow was actually an elite Dou Zun back then?
The shock in his heart continued for an instant before it slowly faded away. Regardless of how strong Yao Lao was back then, he was merely just a spiritual body at this moment. The fighting strength that he could unleash was not even fifty-percent of his peak. There was no need to be overly afraid of him. Moreover… he did not need to fight with this person. There was someone who would deal with him.
"You are but a mere spiritual body yet you actually dare to act this arrogant. Since you dare to appear today, I will get you to remain here along with Xiao Yan." Yun Shan suddenly smiled and said.
"By just relying on you?" Yao Lao slowly said. The dense white flame appeared to possess a spirit as it continued to linger up and down around his body.
"Hee hee, there will naturally be someone to deal with you. Moreover he has been waiting for you for a long time…" Yun Shan laughed. He immediately clapped and the clear sound slowly reverberated over this sky.
"Protector Wu, I shall hand this person to you."
A large cluster of black fog suddenly came from within the grand hall of the Misty Cloud Sect from all directions after Yun Shan's voice sounded. This black fog swiftly agglomerated in the sky before transforming into a deep profound fog that was over ten feet wide.
Xiao Yan and Yao Lao looked at the black fog that had appeared. Their faces simultaneously turned solemn. This damn old dog Yun Shan really was collaborating with the 'Hall of Souls'…
"Teacher, be careful!" Xiao Yan turned his head and spoke to Yao Lao in a deep voice.
Yao Lao nodded slightly. His eyes did not blink as he looked at the cluster of black fog. The dense white flame that was leaping around him also quietly became much hotter.
"What is this?" There was a commotion that had immediately broken out among the disciples of the Misty Cloud Sect below when the black fog appeared in the sky. Their gazes were filled with surprise. They actually did not notice when such a mysterious person had hidden away within the sect.
Yun Yun's pretty face was shocked as she looked at the cluster of black fog from the side of the wedding stage. She could tell that this was not a good person from the way that this fellow had appeared. However, why did he appear within the Musty Cloud Sect? Why did nobody mention it to her in the past? She felt somewhat uneasy as this thought rotated within her heart. Just what was the origin of this faction known as the 'Hall of Souls'? When did Yun Shan gain a relationship with them?
The sudden change of events also caused the faces of the originally joyous Hai Bodong and the others to become slightly ugly. They were able to faintly sense that the cluster of black fog was extraordinary. Moreover, the most important thing was that this strange fellow clearly stood on Yun Shan's side. In this way, their advantage would completely vanish…
"Just who is this fellow?" Jia Xing Tian shook and forced back the Misty Cloud Sect's elite Dou Huang with a palm before he cried out in a deep voice to Hai Bodong a short distance away.
"I don't know." Hai Bodong shook his head. He immediately and suddenly moved his body and unleashed a wild and violent attack at the elite Dou Huang who was repeatedly pestering him. "There is a change in the situation. Let's hurry up and finish off our opponents and join hands with Xiao Yan to attack Yun Shan!"
Jia Xing Tian and Fa Ma nodded heavily when they heard this. They did not dare hold anything back at such times of emergency. Their powerful Dou Qi was unleashed to their limits and they used a fierce, powerful attack on their opponents in front of them. Under such vigorous attacks from everyone, the Elders from the Misty Cloud Sect descended into a disadvantage and were repeatedly losing ground. There were also some weaker people who were the first to be killed during this period of time. However, they also gave the other party an attack just before they died, causing quite a bit of damage.
In an instant, this chaotic battleground and become unusually hot and intense.
The cluster of black fog was naturally unconcerned about everyone's thought. A sinister strange laughter was emitted as the black fog rotated continuously, much like a crow's cry resounding across the sky.
"Tsk tsk, Yao Chen, it is really unexpected that you will actually come to us. You were lucky to have fled back then and wasted quite a bit of effort from our 'Hall of Souls'… the hall's chief will likely rejoice if I capture you today."
"A group of mouse-like monsters. Back then you borrowed the hands of that bastard Han Feng to attack me. I will come and count this debt with you properly!" Yao Lao's gaze coldly observed the custer of black fog called Protector Wu. His voice was also filled with fury and killing intent.
"This protector might have been a little afraid of you if you possessed a physical body. However, against a spiritual body, tsk tsk, our 'Hall of Souls' have many different method to deal with you…" The black fog rippled and shrank before finally slowly agglomerating into a human figure whose entire body was covered within a black smoke in front of everyone. There was a faint pair of bright-red eyes revealed from the darkness.
Yao Lao's eyes narrowed as they looked at Protector Wu who had appeared in this form. The dense white flame leaped slightly as he spoke to Xiao Yan, "It is as I have expected. The 'Hall of Souls' is hiding within the Misty Cloud Sect. From the looks of it, I am unable to divert myself to help you. This fellow is also not an ordinary person. It is very difficult for me to kill him even if I attack."
"Teacher, you can just focus entirely on pestering that fellow. I will deal with Yun Shan." Xiao Yan looked at the serious expression on Yao Lao's face and knew that it was likely that the big battle today would really force him to use all of his triumph cards. He immediately nodded and spoke in a deep voice.
Yao Lao sighed softly. The situation today was indeed a little risky…
"Protector Wu, I will leave that Yao Chen to you." Yun Shan laughed darkly as he looked at the increasingly solemn expression of the two people. Finally, he spoke to Protector Wu.
"Yes." Protector Wu nodded his head. He immediately glanced at Xiao Yan and said, "You better not kill this little fellow. Their Xiao clan still possesses something that our 'Hall of Souls' needs…"
Yun Shan frowned slightly when he heard this. He could only nod his head and laugh, "Relax, I will leave him with a breath left."
"Our Xiao clan has something that your 'Hall of Souls' need?" Xiao Yan's eyes immediately shrank when he heard Protector Wu's words. Thoughts rotated swiftly within his heart. An instant later, his mind moved and he muttered to himself within his heart, "Don't tell me… the aim of the 'Hall of Souls' is that 'Tou She Ancient God's Jade'? They also captured father because of this thing?"
Only at this moment did Xiao Yan understood why a mysterious faction like the 'Hall of Souls,' which covered the entire continent, would attack their Xiao clan…
"These bastards…" The corner of Xiao Yan's mouth twitched slightly. He clenched his fist tightly as his gaze stared intently at the strange black fog.
Protector Wu merely glanced at Xiao Yan's dense gaze before looking away. His palm moved and a dark-black chain carried a 'clang' sound as it was extended out from his palm. After which, it shook slightly and meandered around his body like a poisonous snake.
The black-colored chain trembled slightly. A moment later, Protector Wu let out a strange laugh. His hand trembled and the chain instantly broke through the sky and turned into a black line that pierced toward Yao Lao in an explosive manner.
Yao Lao's expression became ice-cold when he saw that Protector Wu had attacked. The dense white flame on his hand writhed and rushed out.
Yun Shan's dark, dense eyes slowly turned toward Xiao Yan after seeing Protector Wu and Yao Lao clashing together in an instant.
"Little bastard, now, I will see who else will come and help you!"
Xiao Yan slowly exhaled a breath of air as he looked at Yun Shan whose face was filled with a dense, cold killing intent. Since this was the case, he could only use his trump cards!