Chapter 1288: Class 10 Xuanhuang Beast (One)
Jian Chen was stunned as well when he managed to easily injure a Class 9 Xuanhuang beast. After reaching Sword Origin, the increase in his strength had completely exceeded anything he had been expecting, but he was soon overwhelmed by joy. He understood that Class 9 Xuanhuang beasts no longer posed a threat to him. Their tough bodies were as fragile as tofu now.
At this moment, a bright, dazzling white light flickered again. Jian Chen swung the Emperor Armament and an extremely pure and powerful sword Qi shot toward the injured Xuanhuang beast. It seemed like a simple strike, but it possessed the endless mysteries of the Way of the Sword. It did not seem like a sword Qi but the laws of the world. It was a way.
The second sword Qi disappeared into the wound caused by the first and cleaved the Xuanhuang beast’s head in half. It continued on without weakening into the beast’s neck and then body.
In the end, the Xuanhuang beast’s entire body was cleaved in half by Jian Chen’s second sword Qi, except the two halves remained stuck together. Afterward, the beast collapsed on the ground and stopped moving. Its central nervous system had been utterly destroyed by the violent sword Qi while its vast vitality rapidly leaked away.
The other Class 9 Xuanhuang beast was stunned by what had just happened. It had also sensed the that intruder was far stronger than what it could deal with after witnessing its companion die so quickly. It immediately produced a terrified growl before turning around to flee.
A Class 9 Xuanhuang beast was equivalent to a Class 9 Monster Core, and Class 9 Monster Cores were extremely valuable on the Tian Yuan Continent. Jian Chen could not allow the beast to flee right before him, so he immediately used the Illusory Flash and pursued the beast as a blur. Chaotic Force surged out, causing the Emperor Armament to shine with a dark light and radiate with the violent presence of destruction. A snow-white layer of light silently appeared on the surface of the sword as well, radiating with extremely sharp sword Qi.
The snow-white light mixed with the Chaotic Force and seemed to fuse. However, this force was clearly much greater than when Jian Chen had struck out before.
The Class 9 Xuanhuang beast became even more horrified when it sensed the terrifying presence behind it. It began to flee even faster, but just when it had increased its speed, it felt that it had been locked onto by a powerful presence. The red world that it was familiar with disappeared as well, having been replaced by a snow-like whiteness.
Spurt! Jian Chen shot a meter-long black-and-white light from his Emperor Armament. It struck the back of the Xuanhuang beast. He almost managed to cleave the Xuanhuang beast in half, with only a fifth of the beast’s flesh keeping its two halves together.
The Xuanhuang beast could no longer flee after it became so heavily injured. It collapsed on the ground, but due to inertia, it slid several kilometers through the forest before coming to a stop. It produced a painful wail.
Jian Chen slowly made his way over to the Xuanhuang beast with his Emperor Armament. Although it was still alive, it was completely incapacitated. Its injuries were so heavy that it could not even stand.
Jian Chen stabbed the Xuanhuang beast’s head and destroyed its nerves, completely ending its life. He skillfully removed the energy crystal from its body before tossing the corpse into the artifact space.
Afterward, Jian Chen returned to where he was before and collected the corpse of the other Xuanhuang beast. Afterward, he began to collect the Flamecloud Fruit.
In the blink of an eye, Jian Chen had already stayed in the elemental mountains for five days. The mountain range was extremely vast. Even after five whole days, he had not managed to make it out of the fire-attributed region with his speed.
But in the five days, Jian Chen had collected quite a few heavenly resources. Without any exception, all of them were fire-attributed heavenly resources. He had also come across around a dozen Class 9 Xuanhuang beasts during that time, which he all killed. He obtained the same amount of energy crystals, which were equivalent to Class 9 Monster Cores.
There were no Xuanhuang beasts below Class 9 in the elemental mountains. All of them were at least Class 9, but there were far fewer than he had expected. Every single Class 9 Xuanhuang beast was very far away from each other. They all had their own territory and guarded some valuable heavenly resources.
After five days of traveling, Jian Chen had scaled up a mountain over nine thousand meters in height. Less than three hundred meters above him was the layer of hazy-yellow clouds.
The clouds were not ordinary. Even with Jian Chen’s eyesight, he could not see through them, and he could sense that the Xuanhuang Qi that permeated the world was even denser in them. However, he could not absorb it no matter how hard he tried. He did not even have a method to take away even just a tiny portion of it.
Many of the mountains in the elemental mountain ranges reached into the clouds, so it was impossible to see just how tall they were.
Jian Chen continued to climb since he had been locked into this mountain range. As he rapidly climbed higher, the surrounding energy of the world became even more abundant. He knew he would come across even higher grade heavenly resources as he approached the peak.
He had already spent over a month in the Xuanhuang Microcosm and only had around one and a half months left to continue exploring.
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