Chapter 1388: Battle in Outer Space (Two)
Jian Chen was shocked inside. The sword technique he had just used originated from the Azulet sword spirits. Even though it was only one of the basics, it still originated from the Immortals' World. The power of the technique was unimaginably great, yet it had fallen apart so easily before the Spiritiking. He found it difficult to believe.
It would have been acceptable if the Spiritking was actually present and had easily broken through the sword technique then, but all that was present was a strand of soul and some energy the Spiritking had deposited into his sword.
"The Spiritking's comprehension of the Way of the Sword is greater than mine. Can he easily stop my sword techniques with just his advantage in the Way of the Sword?" Jian Chen thought about it quickly, but his hands never stopped. He swung the Zi Ying Sword and used a second sword technique, sending three sword Qi toward the Spiritking with a flash.
The three sword Qi did not attack the Spiritking directly. They instead shot into his surroundings and created a formation, trapping him in a triangle. Each strand of sword Qi was two meters long and let out a blinding light. The three strands of sword Qi resonated with one another as they fused their power to seal off the region.
Jian Chen's presence skyrocketed. He arrived above the Spiritking in a flash, and at the same time, the Qing Suo Sword arrived beneath the Spiritking in a flash of azure light through the control of his mind. Afterward, both swords stabbed toward the Spiritking from above and below.
Two streams of light—one violet and one azure—shot through space with unbelievable speed. If the Spiritking wasn't in between them, it seemed like the two swords were about to collide.
"Break, formation!" The Spiritking's face remained the same as before. He gave a deep grunt before the Cloudstream Sword stabbed into empty space, immediately striking Jian Chen's formation with a mysterious power. With a boom, the three sword Qi were easily smashed. Afterward, the Spiritking shot up as he moved toward Jian Chen with a terrifying presence.
The Qing Suo Sword erupted with azure light from beneath the Spiritking. It transformed into an azure streak as it shot up, attempting a pincer attack on the Spiritking with the Zi Ying Sword. It vaguely radiated with Supreme Yin Qi while the Zi Ying Sword above vaguely radiated with Supreme Yang Qi as well.
This was the Yin and Yang Qi created from Chaotic Force when the world began. This was the power of the sword spirits. Although the sword spirits sustained great injuries and their Yin Qi and Yang Qi had become extremely weak, they were still able to erupt with unbelievable force if their Supreme Yin and Yang Qi came together.
As soon as the Spiritking came in contact with the Zi Ying Sword, he sensed the sliver of Supreme Yang Qi hidden within. His heart immediately tightened, and without any hesitation, he came to a halt before reappearing a thousand meters away in just a single movement.
As soon as the Spiritking vanished, the resplendent light of the two swords overlapped with one another. However, the two swords remained separate, coming no closer than three inches, while the Supreme Yin and Yang Qi erupted with a destructive ripple of energy.
"Nine Godly Arts, Slayer!" Xiao Ling became stern in the distance. She used the supreme techniques that Mo Tianyun had left behind, the Nine Godly Arts. Her hands turned into claws as terrifying energy condensed around them. She then swept them in front of her.
The region of space around her trembled before collapsing. An extremely powerful Force of Slaughter shot toward the Spiritking as a crescent and caused space to collapse along the way. The killing intent unleashed was enough to annihilate worlds, enough to affect the souls of people. Just the terrifying killing intent from the Force of Slaughter was enough to disperse the souls of weaker people.
Jian Chen's eyes narrowed. He had seen countless Saint Tier Battle Skills, but the Nine Godly Arts completely surpassed the realm of a battle skill. He had already determined that the Nine Godly Arts were not weaker than the sword techniques he had learned from the Azulet sword spirits from the might this one attack displayed. It could even be more powerful.
Saint Tier Battle Skills were only suitable for Saint Rulers and Saint Emperors. The effects would not be very evident when used by Saint Emperors, yet the Nine Godly Arts were still able to demonstrate such a great impact when cast by a Returnance expert. This could only be explained by the fact that the Nine Godly Arts were of an extremely high grade.
The Spiritking's indifferent eyes brimmed with interest. He became fixated on the Force of Slaughter that was wreaking havoc. He actually felt like he could not dodge the attack, as if it would catch up to him if he tried to move.
The Spiritking raised his Cloudstream Sword and endless white light condensed from the surrounding space. The sword became a streak of white light before surging out as an afterimage. He struck the Force of Slaughter with the sword.
The Force of Slaughter was dispersed by his sword, but the Spiritking was blown far away. His figure had become somewhat blurry.
The Spiritking tossed out his sword as he shot back. The Cloudstream Sword shot toward Xiao Ling while flickering with a dark light. The sword was like a venomous snake hidden within the darkness of space.
With a thought, Jian Chen controlled his two swords with his soul and directed them toward the Cloudstream Sword. His swords managed to stop it while he used the Illusory Flash to shoot toward the Spiritking. He condensed a sword from sword Qi in his right hand and stabbed it toward the Spiritking.
"Nine Godly Arts, Worldlock!"
Just when the Spiritking wanted to deal with his opponent in a similar fashion, Xiao Ling used the Nine Godly Arts again. She froze the entire region in a single moment, catching the Spiritking off-guard and immobilizing him.
The power of the Nine Godly Arts was incomparable to the basic sword techniques Jian Chen new. They were even more powerful since they were being used by Xiao Ling, a returnance expert. Unless the Spiritking was personally present, his clone would not be able to break free in a single moment.
Jian Chen's sword Qi punctured the Spiritking's body, but no blood appeared. His body became more ethereal since his figure, which was condensed from a strand of soul and some energy, rapidly weakened.
The Spiritking remained composed despite being hit by such a heavy attack. He maintained the same expression as his surroundings became flooded with an endless white light. The light transformed into countless swords that attacked the surroundings, allowing him to break free from Xiao Ling's technique. He extended his right index finger and shot a sword Qi into Jian Chen's chest.
Unlike the Spiritking, Jian Chen's body was composed of flesh. He grunted as he shot back in a flash. The sword Qi from the Spiritking wreaked havoc within him. It was like a snake, turning both his blood and organs to mush wherever it went.
The sword Qi in Jian Chen was a condensation of laws even more powerful than the sword Qi he could use himself. He dared not to deal with it carelessly. He immediately directed his Chaotic Force to surround the sword Qi before using his comprehension of the Way of the Sword to destroy it.
At the same time, the Spiritking experienced what Jian Chen was going through as well. Jian Chen had also managed to deposit a strand of sword Qi in the Spiritking's clone, but the Spiritking possessed a greater understanding of the Way of the Sword, so he dispersed it very quickly.
"Big brother!" Xiao Ling immediately began to panic when she saw that Jian Chen was injured. Her face was filled with worry. However, she knew how to help Jian Chen. She needed to defeat the Spiritking, so she immediately dismissed her thoughts and formed a seal with her hands. She used the Nine Godly Arts again.
"Nine Godly Arts, Descent of the Divine Beast!"
A huge white tiger condensed behind Xiao Ling. It stood there majestically, almost like a divine god had descended. It produced a roar before leaping forward. It seemed to pass through the fabric of space, ignoring the distance between the two of them and arriving before the Spiritking as if it had teleported. It swung one of its paws at the Spiritking with terrifying force. The attack contained the Force of Slaughter as well. It was filled with killing intent.
The Spiritking became rather stern for the first time. His presence skyrocketed as he recalled the Cloudstream Sword. He pushed his minor achievement understanding of Sword Origin to the maximum as he swung the Cloudstream Sword toward the white tiger with a blinding light.