Chapter 985: Chased With Killing Intent
A ray of light rushed outside Bone Transforming City in a lightning-like manner. In the blink of an eye, it charged into the mountain range that was outside of the city.
Xiao Yan activated his bone wings to their maximum strength, raising his speed to a frightening extent. His expression was a little gloomy as his figure rushed forward. Although he did not sense Fei Tian giving chase, he did not think that young-looking old fellow would give up so easily.
"Just how did this old fellow find me? I have been traveling through the deep mountains and old forests during this period of time. It is impossible for the people from the Wind Lightning Pavilion to discover me."
Some doubt appeared in Xiao Yan's heart as his figure flashed. The northern region of the Central Plains was so large. Regardless of how capable Fei Tian was, it was impossible for this person to find him in a sea of people without reason. Moreover, looking at his manner earlier, it was clear that this person was already aware of his position. Could he have been discovered by the spies from the Wind Lightning Pavilion when he had entered the city yesterday? Even if that was the case, this place was already beyond the territory of the Wind Lightning Pavilion. It was impossible for a spy from the Wind Lightning Pavilion to pass the information back to the Wind Lightning Pavilion within a day even if that spy had discovered him..
Doubt appeared in Xiao Yan's heart. He involuntarily felt a sense of danger. That fellow might appear like a light breeze, but he actually gave Xiao Yan a dangerous feeling. This kind of feeling was something that Xiao Yan had seldom sensed on anyone except the unfathomable Qian Bai Elders and the Old Ground Demon Ghost.
"This old fellow's strength is at least that of an eight star Dou Zong. Even if I used Tian Huo zun-zhe's strength it would be difficult for me to face him head-on unless I used the Extermination Fire Lotus, but that is ultimately my life preservation skill. Unless it is absolutely necessary, it is best not to use it…"
These thoughts flew swiftly across Xiao Yan's heart. However, his speed was not the least bit reduced. His body was just like a meteorite that disappeared into the horizon in the blink of an eye.
"That old fellow… has really given up chasing after me?"
Xiao Yan flew wildly for nearly ten plus minutes. His eyebrows were knit even more tightly when he saw that no one had given chase. Finally, he muttered in a soft voice.
"The old me said that you won't be able to escape…"
A faint laugh was suddenly transmitted from a distance while Xiao Yan was softly muttering to himself. His body stiffened. Immediately, his eyes shrank and locked onto a mountain peak in front of him. The silver-robed Fei Tian was standing their with his hands behind his back. His silver-white eyes were mocking Xiao Yan.
"This old fellow's speed is really frightening…" Xiao Yan inhaled a breath of cool air. His expression had become solemn. It seemed that there would likely be some trouble today.
"You might possess the Three Thousand Lightning Movement and those mysterious bone wings. However, you have chosen the wrong target if you wish to compete with the old me in terms of speed." Fei Tian smiled as he spoke.
"Just what are you planning to do?" Xiao Yan cried out in a deep voice. His eyes swept all around him without leaving a trace, searching for a route to flee.
"Hand over the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body to the old me. You might have gathered the four scrolls, but it is still impossible for you to practice it. Hence, it is a waste leaving them on you." Fei Tian spoke in a faint voice.
"You will allow me to leave if I return the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body to you?" Xiao Yan's eyes narrowed as he slowly asked.
Fei Tian merely smiled when he heard this. He gently stepped forward and his body appeared a hundred meters away from Xiao Yan in a strange manner. He laughed, "The old me is also interested in your Qi Method that can merge 'Heavenly Flames.' I might let you go if you hand it over to me."
Xiao Yan's expression had completely turned gloomy when he heard these words. Flame Mantra was his greatest support. The reason he had been able to reach this level today was largely because of Flame Mantra. If this fellow wanted to snatch Flame Mantra from him, it was little different than taking his life away. Moreover, it was impossible for Xiao Yan to hand over such a mysterious Qi Method like the Flame Mantra to an outsider, and the Wind Lightning Pavilion could be considered his enemy.
"The old me knows that you possess an extremely powerful spiritual body in your body. I am able to vaguely sense its existence. However, a spiritual body is ultimately just a spiritual body. If he had been more than a spiritual body, the old me would likely have to withdraw today. Unfortunately…" Fei Tian was unconcerned when he saw Xiao Yan's gloomy expression. His gaze slowly drifted over Xiao Yan's body before finally pausing on the snow-white Storage Ring on his finger. He laughed in a faint voice.
"Hmph, what arrogant words. If the old me was in an actual body, would he dare to stand in front of me now?" The snow-white ring trembled slightly and Tian Huo zun-zhe's spirit slowly rose. He looked at Fei Tian across from him and coldly laughed.
Fei Tian's expression changed a little. His gaze slowly swept over Tian Huo zun-zhe. This person was already able to reach such a level by just being a spiritual body. This person was definitely a Dou Zun class ultimate expert when he was alive.
"A hero doesn't mention his old achievements. There is no 'if' when it comes to the matters of this world. Regardless of how great you were when you were alive, the current you is merely a spiritual body…" A gradual coldness also surfaced in Fei Tian's indifferent voice. "Xiao Yan, as long as you hand over the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body and the Qi Method you practice, the old me shall allow you to leave. This spiritual body cannot protect your life!"
"A mere eight star Dou Zong also dares to act so arrogant in front of the old me…" Tian Huo zun-zhe angrily laughed. He turned his head to Xiao Yan and softly said, "Leave first. I will block him."
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard these words. Although he really disliked that old demon Fei Tian, he knew that what he had said was true. The current Tian Huo zun-zhe at the very most had a strength similar to Fei Tian. Moreover, he was at a disadvantage since he was a spiritual body. If they were to fight, Tian Huo zun-zhe's chances of victory were very slim.
"Relax, I know my limits. I will only block him for awhile. There is no need for you to worry. That ring of mine has my spiritual imprint. I have my own method of shaking him off." Tian Huo zun-zhe continued, aware of the worry in Xiao Yan's heart.
Xiao Yan hesitated for a moment when he heard him. He soon violently nodded. He was indeed of little help by remaining here. He ceased hesitating, opened his bone wings, and flapped with all his might, transforming into a ray of light that wildly rushed in another direction.
Fei Tian knit his brows slightly when he saw Xiao Yan flee. His feet stepped forward and was just about to give chase when he realized that the surrounding space had actually become distorted.
"It has been many years since I have fought with someone. Allow me to test your skills today!"
Tian Huo zun-zhe somewhat illusionary figure slowly appeared in front of Fei Tian. He clenched his hand and a longsword that was agglomerated from Spiritual Strength appeared.
"Regardless of how you block me, he will ultimately be unable to escape my palm…"
Fei Tian coldly laughed. His body shook and a bright lightning glow surged of him in a cackling manner. Following the appearance of the lightning glow, the clouds in the sky above gradually became dark. Silver serpent-like lightning was vaguely shuttling within it. This old demon had actually reached the stage where he could use his own Dou Qi to communicate with natural energy…
Fei Tian's hand reached forward. A lightning glow flashed and a long spear that was agglomerated from lightning appeared with a 'chi chi' sound. The body of the spear shook along with space itself.
Tian Huo zun-zhe was not afraid despite seeing this strong skill of Fei Tian. He let out a loud laugh as his majestic Spiritual Strength swept out. His body moved and the spiritual longsword pierced forward while forming numerous spiritual ripples.
Fei Tian laughed in the face of Tian Huo zun-zhe's attack. The lightning spear in his hand carried an incomparable lightning Dou Qi which emitted a repeated 'chi chi' sound. Finally, it was violently swung out.
The clear sound of a collision resounded across the entire sky. In the face of this strange sonic wave, some of the weaker Magical Beast in the mountain range below felt a crack in their head before bursting apart.
The strength that was exchanged between the two was actually this terrifying!
Xiao Yan's figure was rushing forward like a ray of light. He had also sensed a little of the change in the sky far behind him. However, he did not turn around. Tian Huo zun-zhe had put in a great amount of effort to buy him some time. Turning around would be the most foolish decision.
"Old bastard, I shall remember today's grudge. I will definitely repay you in the future!"
Xiao Yan clenched his teeth. His expression was a little ferocious. That old fellow had actually targeted the Flame Mantra. This had completely infuriated Xiao Yan.
Killing intent churned in Xiao Yan's heart. However, his speed was not reduced by even a little. With a 'swoosh' sound, the light ray flew across the sky, instantly disappearing on the edge of the mountain range.
This all out flying continued for nearly twenty minutes or so when the space in front of Xiao Yan became distorted. Immediately, a Spiritual Strength came out of the space. It was surprisingly Tian Huo zun-zhe, who had stayed behind to block Fei Tian earlier. At this moment, Tian Huo zun-zhe's expression was a little solemn. His figure also seemed paler than it had been earlier. From the looks of it, he had experienced a violent fight with that old demon Fei Tian during these twenty minutes.
"Leave quickly, teleportation through space is something that only an elite Dou Zun can do. If I had not reached the Dou Zun level and am currently a spiritual body, it is likely that I would have difficulty using it. However, that fellow's speed is extremely frightening. It is likely that he will catch up within a short while." Tian Huo zun-zhe urged in an anxious voice the moment he appeared.
Xiao Yan nodded his head. He was just about to move when a thought suddenly flashed through his heart. He spoke in a solemn voice, "Something's wrong… I have a feeling that the old fellow has locked onto my location… I think that it is likely that I am in possession of something that is directing him to our location…"
Hearing this, Tian Huo zun-zhe also nodded while deeply thinking. No wonder that fellow dared to say that Xiao Yan would not be able to escape him.
"I am certain that my body doesn't have any tracking seal. Yet, he is still aware of my location… in other words, it is something else…"
A flicker flashed swiftly in Xiao Yan's eyes. Soon after, he waved his hand and the four silver-colored scrolls appeared in his hand. His gaze stared intently at the scrolls before gritting his teeth and tossing them violently. The four scrolls immediately shot out in four different directions, transforming into four silver lights as they did so.
"Old bastard, I want to see just how you will give chase now!"
Chapter 986: Unravel
The space in the sky above a lush green mountain range fluctuated. Soon after, a silver-colored figure slowly appeared.
Fei Tian's expression suddenly changed as his figure appeared. He discovered that the thread of spiritual feeling had been split into four. Moreover, each of them was flying in a different direction.
"Has he discovered it… this brat is actually willing to abandon such a treasure…"
The smile on Fei Tian's face slowly turned gloomy. The reason he had been able to accurately tell Xiao Yan's location earlier was because he was relying on the special imprint within those four scrolls. It was unexpected that this was also discovered by Xiao Yan. Moreover, they were abandoned in such a decisive fashion.
Fei Tian's gaze was gloomy as he ltared off into the distance in front of him. He knew that Xiao Yan was fleeing that way. However, if he were to continue giving chase, it was likely that those four Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body would fall into the hands of others. Thus, there would be some other troubles. If he were to allow Xiao Yan to escape, however, he would have difficulty calming his anger. Moreover, he was also extremely interested in the mysterious Qi Method Xiao Yan practiced, that could merge 'Heavenly Flames.'
Fei Tian gently exhaled a breath of air as his eyes flickered slightly. He spoke in a dense voice, "Brat, if you think that you can shake me off with such a simple trick, it is likely that you have really underestimated this chief!"
Fei Tian's hand seal suddenly moved when his words sounded. Dazzling unusual seals were formed in a lightning-like manner. His expression was stern as he coldly cried out, "Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body! Appear!"
An invisible strength suddenly surged from Fei Tian's body after his cry sounded. A strange fluctuation occurred, agglomerating into an avatar that was exactly the same as Fei Tian. The thing that was most shocking was that the aura of this avatar was also extremely powerful. Although it was inferior to the actual Fei Tian, it was also an elite Dou Zong which far exceeded the strength of the four great Elders from the Wind Lightning Northern Pavilion.
"Unfortunately, my Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body has yet to reach complete mastery. Regardless of how cunning that fellow is, he will have difficulty escaping alive…"
Fei Tian looked at the avatar beside him and shook his head. He faintly commanded, "You will go and chase after that brat. I will go and chase after those scrolls. There is no need for you to fight head-on against them. All you need to do is delay them."
Fei Tian's avatar let out a faint smile. His expression was exactly the same as the actual body. Moreover, his silver-white eyes were filled with an intelligence. It was completely different than the emptiness the other avatar had. It seemed that this Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body had some profoundness to it. It was indeed worthy of a mysterious Dou Skill that was comparable to a Tian class Qi Method.
Fei Tian nodded. He ceased speaking as he turned around. Space trembled and his body slowly disappeared. Following the disappearance of Fei Tian's body, that avatar also turned his head and threw his gaze in the direction Xiao Yan was fleeing. He let out a cold laugh as his body emitted a 'bang' and transformed into nothing.
A ray of light flashed through the completely clear sky while the faint sound of thunder was emitted from it.
"Fei Tian's aura is gradually disappearing. It is likely that he has gone to pursue the four scrolls. There is indeed a problem with those things…" Xiao Yan glanced behind him while he was flying with all his might. He sighed in relief. Although it was a pity to toss those things aside, it was fortunate that he had already remembered all the contents in his mind.
"Yes, his aura has indeed headed in another direction. It seems that we have shaken him off… be careful!"
Tian Huo zun-zhe's words had just sounded when his voice suddenly changed. Immediately, a powerful Spiritual Strength surged out of the snow-white ring and violently smashed against empty space.
The empty space where the Spiritual Strength collided immediately fluctuated. The space became distorted and a figure with a vague lightning glow lingering over it slowly appeared. It was surprisingly Fei Tian!
Xiao Yan's expression also suddenly changed. His figure instantly pulled back. He had never expected this fellow to actually give chase.
"The old me said that you will never be able to escape from my hands…"
Fei Tian's eyes were ice-cold. He stared at Xiao Yan as he slowly spoke.
Xiao Yan clenched his fist slightly and coldly smiled. "It seems that you really do not want the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body scrolls…"
Fei Tian merely smiled when he heard this. His smile contained a little ridicule as he said, "The scrolls will return and you will also not be able to escape."
"Something's wrong. This fellow's aura is much weaker and is far from what he was earlier. The current him is at most a six star Dou Zong!" Tian Huo zun-zhe's spirit suddenly appeared. He frowned, looked at Fei Tian, and spoke in a solemn voice.
Xiao Yan's eyes narrowed. A thought passed through his heart before he involuntarily cried out, "Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body? He is merely an avatar of Fei Tian!"
"It looks like you do have some understanding of the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body…" Fei Tian laughed.
"Kill him, he is delaying time. Fei Tian's actual body has definitely gone to pursue those scrolls. Once the actual body hurries over, we will really be unable to escape!" Xiao Yan hurriedly said.
Xiao Yan's voice had just sounded when Tian Huo zun-zhe by the side rushed out with a 'swoosh' sound. Majestic Spiritual Strength surged out and shook the entire space until it fluctuated.
Fei Tian merely laughed when he saw Tian Huo zun-zhe rushing over. The lightning glow on his body flowed and an enormous lightning flickered on his palm. His body moved and also charged out. Finally, he collided violently with the spiritual body. An enormous energy wave and a loud thunderous roar immediately resounded over the mountain range.
Xiao Yan hurriedly pulled back while watching the two people engaged in a ruthless fight. His gaze was staring intently at the battle circle.
Although Tian Huo zun-zhe's strength was similar to Fei Tian's actual body, this avatar was clearly no match for him. Hence, after a short dozen exchanges, Fei Tian's avatar had fallen to a disadvantage. Despite this being the case, Xiao Yan's heart became more and more anxious. He knew that with Fei Tian's speed, it was likely it would only take him a short while to catch up to those scrolls. Once he got those scroll he would come here, it was likely that it would be even more difficult for them to escape today.
"Old mister Yao, faster. This avatar's intention is clearly to hold us back!" Xiao Yan cried out in a deep voice.
Tian Huo zun-zhe nodded gently upon hearing this. His body shook and disappeared in a strange manner. Immediately, he came rushing out of a space behind Fei Tian's avatar. A palm that was filled with surging Spiritual Strength mercilessly imprinted itself on the back of Fei Tian's avatar in a lightning-like manner.
A low muffled sound appeared and a lightning swiftly flowed over Fei Tian's avatar. The lightning glow dimmed, revealing the somewhat illusionary body.
Xiao Yan's eyes immediately shrank upon seeing the illusory figure under the lightning glow. The energy that had seeped out from the dim lightning glow was something that he was extremely familiar with. It was clearly fluctuating Spiritual Strength!
"This avatar is agglomerated from his spirit?"
This thought came flashed within Xiao Yan's heart in a lightning-like manner. His gaze swept over the sky behind him as he suddenly clenched his teeth and shouted, "Old mister Yao, lend me your strength. I will fight!"
Tian Huo zun-zhe was startled upon hearing Xiao Yan's cry. He swiftly withdrew. After which, his illusionary body shook and merged into Xiao Yan's body.
With the merger of Tian Huo zun-zhe, Xiao Yan's aura appeared to be just like a mountain that had risen from flat plains as it abruptly soared. His expression was cold. Xiao Yan clenched his hand and the invisible Fallen Heart Flame immediately surged in all directions. He flicked his finger and the flame emitted a low whistle before transforming into a couple of enormous fire pythons that twirled and shot out.
"Fallen Heart Flame?"
Fei Tian's body immediately cried out in surprise upon seeing the invisible flame. A fear flashed across his eyes as his body rushed back. With his experience, he was naturally aware that the Fallen Heart Flame could burn and injure a spirit. It was known as the nemesis of spirits.
"You wish to escape?"
Xiao Yan merely laughed upon seeing this. After borrowing Tian Huo zun-zhe's Spiritual Strength, Xiao Yan's strength was already no longer weaker than Fei Tian's avatar. The seal he formed with his hands changed and the speed of the fire python soared. Finally, it ruthlessly smashed into Fei Tian's body in a lightning-like manner.
The fire python collided with Fei Tian's avatar, and the lightning glow covering his body immediately vanished. Before he could retreat, an invisible fire python quickly gave chase and once again ruthlessly collided with him.
Having lost the protection of the lightning glow, Fei Tian's avatar ended up colliding head-on with the Fallen Heart Flame. Immediately, he emitted a miserable cry and the avatar swiftly became much paler.
"Bang! Bang! Bang!"
Xiao Yan's hands danced. He did not give up this opportunity to beat Fei Tian up when he was down. A couple of fire pythons, formed from the Fallen Heart Flame, shot out and crashed into Fei Tian's avatar, sending him back a couple hundred meters.
When the final fire python exploded on Fei Tian's body, Xiao Yan's figure also vanished in a strange fashion. The next time he appeared, Xiao Yan was already in front of the illusionary Fei Tian. He coldly laughed, "It's over!"
Xiao Yan's voice sounded as his fist, which was wrapped in a dense Fallen Heart Flame, violently struck out. It penetrated Fei Tian's avatar's chest.
"Little bastard, you will not be able to escape!"
Fei Tian's figure swiftly became illusionary under the grilling of the Fallen Heart Flame as he shouted with a savage face.
Xiao Yan was expressionless. His hand was tightened and Fei Tian's avatar suddenly exploded, transforming into illusionary light that scattered.
Xiao Yan seemed to have understood something as he watched the scattering light spots. He reached out and an invisible energy shot out of the light spot. This energy was accurately pulled toward Xiao Yan's hand.
The invisible energy had just landed in Xiao Yan's hand when it transformed into information that entered his palm and invaded his mind.
With the entrance of this information, the lightning words in Xiao Yan's mind, that had been difficult to unravel, immediately emitted an intense glow. A moment later, the glow weakened and a complete training method slowly appeared…
Xiao Yan's mind was a little dull as he stares at this complete training method that had appeared. His heart suddenly pounded. It was unexpected that he had unintentionally obtained the key to open the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body from Fei Tian's avatar…
"Old fellow, ha ha, thank you for your gift. I will repay you this favor in the future!"
Xiao Yan was dull for a moment before he uncontrollably laughed in the sky. His body moved, transforming into a ray of light that swiftly disappeared into the horizon.
The space rippled slightly a couple of minutes after Xiao Yan disappeared. A ferocious looking Fei Tian slowly appeared. His gaze swept all around him, but he had completely lost Xiao Yan's aura. Immediately, his furious roar resounded over the mountain forest.
"Brat! I will take your life the next time we meet!"
Chapter 987: Bitter Training in the Forest
A human figure, concealed under dense tree branches within a thick forest, revealed a pair of eyes that stared intently at the sky. His aura was completely hidden under a majestic Spiritual Strength.
Although Xiao Yan had escaped the area Fei Tian could sense him, he clearly knew just how frightening this old fellow's speed was. Hence, he immediately changed directions after having left the scope of Fei Tian's sensing abilities, and had swiftly entered the forest. After which, he borrowed Tian Huo zun-zhe's strength and perfectly hid his aura.
It had been over ten minutes since Xiao Yan had concealed himself in this place. During this period of time, he had remained as still as a statue. His entire body was covered by lush green leaves. This, along with the concealment of his aura, would likely make it extremely difficult for Fei Tian to detect him despite his great strength.
Such a quiet wait continued for a couple of minutes when the distant sky suddenly rippled. Immediately, a ferocious-looking Fei Tian appeared. His dense gaze slowly swept over the forest below before letting out a furious roar. With a violent wave of his sleeve, a majestic Dou Qi pillar shot out and flattened the forest within a hundred meter radius. Only after he had vented his anger did his gaze viciously turn to another direction. His body moved and slowly disappeared.
Xiao Yan did not move even a little ever since Fei Tian appeared and disappeared. He knew just how frightening an eight star Dou Zong was. His perception was so sharp that it was terrifying. Any slight movement would alert him. Moreover, with Fei Tian's speed, there would be little opportunity to flee upon being discovered…
Xiao Yan still maintained his completely still position after Fei Tian left. This continued for around two hours or so before his body slightly moved. Xiao Yan gently leaped down from the tree branch and landed on the ground without emitting the slightest noise. He cautiously swept his gaze around him when he landed. Only then did he transform into a blurry figure that swiftly entered deep into the forest.
Xiao Yan shuttled through the forest for awhile. He tried his best to dodge the Magical Beasts he met along the way. Those he was unable to dodge were quickly finished off. Xiao Yan would kill the beast before it could emit a roar. After shuffling through the forest, a mountain peak finally appeared in front of him.
Xiao Yan agily leaped toward the mountain peak. He found a safe place halfway up the mountain. Only then did he sigh in relief, appearing to have released a great burden as he did so. He sat down in a manner that seemed to indicate that he had collapsed from exhaustion. The chase today had really caused his mind to completely tense up.
Today was perhaps the most dangerous experience Xiao Yan had faced since he had arrived in the Central Plains. If he had not decisively tossed aside the scrolls, it was likely that he would have difficulty fleeing from Fei Tian. Unless Xiao Yan used the Extermination Fire Lotus, he would have a difficult time defeating an eight star Dou Zong. However, the Extermination Lotus Flame was a powerful killing move and would exhaust him. Once it was displayed, Xiao Yan would enter his weakest state. Hence, unless it came to a critical point where he had no choice, Xiao Yan would not use it.
Moreover, Xiao Yan was restricted to only one Extermination Fire Lotus because of the amount of Life Transforming Flame that he had left. Additionally, Xiao Yan did not have the time to practice that 'Flame Creation Skill.' He had also not refined a new 'Life Transforming Flame.' Hence, he could use such a killing move to preserve his life only once during this short period of time…
"Looks like I will need to find an opportunity to practice the 'Flame Creation Skill.' That little Life Transforming Flame is really insufficient…"
Xiao Yan sighed and sat down. He let out a deep breath and summoned the Earth Demon Puppet with a wave of his hand. He ordered it to guard him before he gradually shut his eyes and begin to carefully study the 'Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body' training method, that had already changed its shape within his head.
Due to the information from Fei Tian's spirit, the profound and difficult to understand lightning words within Xiao Yan's mind had been unraveled. Replacing the jumbled mess was a complete training method Xiao Yan could use.
Time quickly flew by while Xiao Yan's heart slowly sank into the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body training method. It appeared as though only an instant had past. Yet, the night sky in the outside world had already turned completely dark.
Within the darkness, Xiao Yan, who had not moved for an entire night, finally shook his hand. He slowly opened his eyes. Some astonishment was visible in them.
This Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body was indeed extremely mysterious. Moreover, the thing that surprised Xiao Yan the most was the harsh requirement of Spiritual Strength. No wonder there was hardly anyone within the Wind Lightning Pavilion who was able to successfully practice this skill. Other than some with extremely abnormal strength, how could an ordinary person achieve such a harsh Spiritual Strength requirement? Even if one managed to meet the requirement, the formation of the avatar was also quite difficult.
Originally, Xiao Yan had felt somewhat surprised that the Three Thousand Lightning Movement was actually related to it. Only by reading the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body did Xiao Yan understand that the formation of this avatar would only have a slight chance of being successful when one had reached the highest level of the Three Thousand Lightning Movement.
Moreover, even if one successfully created it, this avatar was also divided into three categories, entry level, intermediate level, and mastery level.
These three categories represented the strength of the avatar. An entry level avatar would at most possess one-third of the actual body's strength. An intermediate level would possess around two-thirds of the actual body's strength while the mastery level would mean the avatar possessed a similar strength to the actual body…
"It is likely that Fei Tian's Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body back then should be at the intermediate level. Otherwise, even if I possessed the help of the Fallen Heart Flame, it would not have been possible for me to defeat it in such an easy manner." Xiao Yan softly muttered.
"However, this Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body does indeed have areas where it surpasses others. I really don't know just what kind of outstanding person was able to create such a mysterious Dou Technique." Xiao Yan stood up. A bright silver glow surged under his feet. Immediately, his eyes coagulated and his body shot forth.
A couple of afterimages immediately appeared behind Xiao Yan after his body shot out. His footsteps paused and hurriedly turned his head around, only to see the afterimages gradually disappearing. The situation that was mentioned in the training method did not occur.
"The agglomeration of an avatar is indeed difficult…"
Xiao Yan frowned slightly. His mouth softly muttered the requirements recorded in the training method, "Using one's heart to form the shape and leave one's spirit within the figure…"
Xiao Yan repeated this over a dozen times. Suddenly, he understood something. His eyes were slowly shut and his foot gently stepped forward. When his feet landed, his body appeared dozens of meters away in a lightning-like manner. Four afterimages were left behind along the way.
Three of the four afterimages swiftly scattered. However, the rate the last afterimage was disappearing was much slower. However, it remained for only around twenty seconds or so before it slowly turned into nothingness. Xiao Yan could vaguely sense a thread of extremely slight spiritual ripple from the interior of this afterimage.
"I must leave a thread of Spiritual Strength within the afterimage the moment that it appears. Only then will it be possible to form an afterimage. However, one must be extremely fast at that moment. Otherwise, how could it be possible to leave behind a spirit within the afterimage in time?" Xiao Yan frowned and muttered.
Xiao Yan thought bitterly for awhile and could only softly sigh after his futile attempt. The training of this Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body was indeed difficult. However, he would not give up so simply. He had confidence in himself. Regardless of how difficult it was to practice this Three Thousand Lightning Movement, he would successfully learn it. When he meet that old fellow Fei Tian the next time around, he wondered if that old fellow would end up vomiting blood in anger after he created an avatar.
Xiao Yan gloatingly laughed. A stubbornness had been stirred in Xiao Yan to learn this skill. He clenched his teeth, once again braced his attention, and continued to use the Three Thousand Lightning Movement. If he failed once, he would try a hundred times. If he failed a hundred times, he would try a thousand times. Although the Three Thousand Lightning Movement exhausted a great amount of Dou Qi, Xiao Yan was not bothered as long as he was able to successfully learn the skill.
Xiao Yan made up his mind within his heart. He had also completely given up on resting. Hence, numerous silver glows were occasionally released within the dark forest, appearing like ghost flames. Fortunately, this place was void of anyone. Otherwise, anyone who saw this scene in the middle of the night would receive a great shock.
Xiao Yan's somewhat crazy training continued for an entire night. Only when the morning sun broke through the darkness, scattering over the land, did he finally stop to catch his breath. He wiped the cold perspiration off his forehead and involuntarily laughed. Although he had failed to successfully agglomerate an avatar after a night of bitter training, he was becoming familiar with his control of the Three Thousand Lightning Movement. The only imperfection was the overly great exhaustion of Dou Qi. Even with the support of medicinal pills, Xiao Yan still needed to stop a couple of times to recuperate.
"There is still around a month or so until the energy tide in the Heaven Eye Mountain Range. I will walk through this mountain range during this period of time. I should be able to reach there beforehand." Xiao Yan rested for a moment before once again recovering his focus. He looked at the end of the mountain range and muttered to himself.
Quite a number of Magical Beasts were hidden within this mountain range. There was no lack of strong Magical Beasts among them. This place surpassed the Jia Ma Empire's Magical Beast Mountain Range in every way. Xiao Yan planned to engage in a bitter training regimen during this period of time. He would use this opportunity to practice the Three Thousand Lightning Illusionary Body and attempt to quickly agglomerate an avatar as soon as possible. Moreover, the life and death battle with Magical Beasts would have a big impact on the increase of his strength.
Xiao Yan smiled after making up his mind within his heart. This caused him to recall the memory of how he had left Wu Tan City and headed to the Magical Beast Mountain Range to train back then. At that time, he was a little fellow who had just become a Dou Zhe. Yet, the Dou Zhe who had just stepped into the training world back then had currently reached the level of a nine star Dou Huang. There was indeed a kind of dream like feeling when he thought about it…
Xiao Yan's figure leaped to the mountain top. He looked down at the vast mountain range and heard numerous Magical Beast roars being emitted from within. He involuntarily howled toward the sky. With a swoop, he rushed down like a giant bird and charged into the mountain range densely populated by Magical Beasts.
The clear laugh that remained in the sky represented the beginning of Xiao Yan's bitter training in the forest!