Ordinary Fifth Stage cultivators wouldn’t be able to see invisible sword insects, let alone the variant version, the invisible saber insect.
If Song Shuhang’s invisible saber insect were to conceal its aura with all its strength, even cultivators at the Sixth Stage wouldn’t be able to discover it.
Therefore, while the Celestial was busy dealing with the treasured saber Broken Tyrant, the invisible saber insect had taken advantage of that opportunity to silently get behind the other party and stab them.
The defenses of the Celestial were pierced, and the edge of the saber insect smoothly penetrated the other party’s lower back.
“Aaah~” The Celestial let out a scream, and subconsciously grabbed at its lower back where it had been injured.
As it did so, the Celestial screamed once more due to having grabbed onto the blade-like body of the invisible saber insect, injuring its hand.
Immediately afterward, its eyes suddenly went dark, and it fell from 10 meters up in the air, falling into the mountain forest as it uttered another scream.
When it fell, the invisible saber insect quietly withdrew from its lower back, and went back to lurking.
The body of the saber insect was smooth, and blood simply dripped down without getting stuck to the surface.
The Celestial who was pierced through the lower back was now unconscious—it had gotten poisoned.
The saber insect possessed a bloodline that belonged to venomous insects. If needed, it could secrete a paralytic poison. This poison was something that even Sixth Stage cultivators would find troubling, and could cause Fifth Stage cultivators to directly fall unconscious.
The Celestials were more valuable alive than dead, and this paralytic poison could make the Celestials fall into a coma without threatening their lives. This particular effect was rather valuable.
In the air, the remaining three Celestials were frightened.
As soon as they were attacked, their aircraft had exploded.
Soon after, two of their comrades were cut cleanly across the waist, while another had inexplicably fallen unconscious and lost all combat power.
From the beginning to the end, they didn’t even see where their opponents were or what they looked like. They released their mental power with all their strength, and they didn’t sense any aura nearby.
The other party was very likely to be beyond their sensing range, and had attacked them by controlling sabers.
How strong did the other party have to be to accomplish such a thing?
Anyway, the first round of attacks was over.
The Tyrant Cuttlefish’s Twin Blades continued to float in the air, and did not continue to attack.
The Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber was moving around to prevent the Celestials from escaping.
Broken Tyrant’s saber qi had skyrocketed. If it weren’t for the guardrail on its body, it would have been very domineering this time.
The invisible saber insect continued to lie in hiding, waiting for an opportunity.
In the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song was broadcasting his battle for the seniors in the group. “Done! Seniors, I killed three Celestials in one go.”
“Eh? Little friend Shuhang’s saber controlling technique is so strong? You were able to cut down three Fourth and Fifth Stage Celestials all at once?” Curious, Immortal Master Copper Trigram came out of lurking despite his busy schedule.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator quickly replied, “Yo, Copper Trigram, long time no see. Have you had a baby yet? After you give birth, I’ll give your baby a gift when it turns one month old. 🤗”
Normally, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s attitude in the group was very positive. He, Yellow Mountain, and a few other seniors who seldom came out of lurking strenuously maintained the order in the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
However, every time he encountered the shady fortune teller, he would become especially violent.
Immortal Master Copper Trigram: “Hehe. Northern River, dear, you really do love me. Next time, I shall give you a child.”
Fairy Lychee: “…”
Young Master Phoenix Slayer: “🤯 This scenario feels quite spicy when you think about it.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator: “Too ugly, I reject.”
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “Although I know that Copper Trigram might be a fairy maiden—with the appearance of the fairy in red back at the Immortal Feast being quite good as well—for some reason, my impression of him is that of a bare-chested, rough man.”
Immortal Master Copper Trigram: “Thrice Reckless, I can give you a child as well.”
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “You shady fortune teller, why must we hurt one another like this?”
Copper Trigram was too crazy. In order to make other people feel disgusted, he wouldn’t hesitate to injure himself. Truly a self-ridiculing shady fortune teller.
Su Clan’s Seven: “Little friend Shuhang has practiced his saber controlling technique well. It seems that it wasn’t a waste teaching you my secret saber controlling technique.”
Song Shuhang’s saber controlling technique was imparted to him by Su Clan’s Seven through Sixteen.
Fairy Firefly: “What saber controlling technique did Shuhang learn that it allowed him to kill three Celestials in one move?”
Song Shuhang embarrassedly said, “I used the ❮Moonlight Saber Control❯, which was taught to me by Senior Seven. Actually, the reason why I was able to kill three Celestials in one move was because I sent over four sabers at once.”
Su Clan’s Seven: “…”
Fairy Firefly: “…”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator: “…”
Song Shuhang curiously asked, “Anyway, I’ve run into a problem—there’s a total of six enemies, three of which I’ve killed through the saber controlling technique. What should I do with the remaining three? Even if I used the saber controlling technique remotely again, I wouldn’t be able to kill them quickly as they’ve become vigilant.”
Of course, Song Shuhang could directly use the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber to crush the Celestials if he wanted to. He could even use the invisible saber insect to deal with them one by one.
He just suddenly thought, Is the saber controlling technique only used to throw out a single blade and take the enemy’s head from thousands of miles? What if the enemy was stronger, and couldn’t be killed in a few seconds?
Fairy Lychee said, “You can use a saber technique that’s suitable with the saber controlling technique to attack them.”
The saber controlling technique and the sword controlling technique were just methods, and with them were also matching saber techniques and flying sword techniques.
For example, ❮Myriad Sword Art❯, ❮Concealed Flying Sword Magic Formation❯, ❮Manifold Fragmented Light Sword❯, ❮Five Divine Swords Technique❯, and other similar flying sword techniques.
Song Shuhang was confused. “What? There are saber techniques that complement the saber controlling technique?”
He was utterly clueless on this subject.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator: “…”
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “How exactly did you ascend to the Fifth Stage, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song?”
Song Shuhang looked up at the sky.
Just like salted fish, I got to the Fifth Stage by practicing.
Xian Gong in Recovery: “He can’t be blamed for this. After all, the time that little friend Shuhang has spent in the world of cultivation is very short, so it’s understandable that he doesn’t know about this. The fact that he was able to learn a saber controlling technique is already very good.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator: “Right, at least he can use the saber controlling technique. As for lightning techniques, he still only knows the Lightning Palm.”
Song Shuhang said, “I can also get one bolt using the Lightning Drawing Technique, Senior Northern River. 😭”
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “Hey, wait. You’ve been chatting in the group for such a long time… Where are those three living Celestials? Have they run away?”
Song Shuhang replied, “No, they can’t run away. I’m using the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber to restrain them. If they want to run, the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber will force them back. They haven’t moved yet.”
After all, the value of living Celestials was higher than that of dead Celestials.
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “???”
All this time, the three living Celestials already had no way of escaping?
Phoenix Saber Jasmine: “You’re using the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber?”
…This was Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s account. Sage Monarch Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue had added her to the group a long time ago. It was just that she rarely came out to chat using her account, and used Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue’s account more often.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue added, “Since you can use the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber, you can directly rely on its power to steamroll them. What need is there for a saber controlling technique?”
And why can you use the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber? You aren’t the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue, so how are you using it?
Song Shuhang replied, “I just had some doubts in my heart, so I tried clearing them by asking the seniors.”
It seemed that in addition to ancient languages and magical techniques, he also had to study the saber controlling technique more.
At this time, Fairy Lychee curiously asked, “Shuhang’s saber controlling technique was imparted to him by Seven, right? Does Seven have a matching saber technique?”
Su Clan’s Seven: “I have yet to create a saber technique to match the ❮Moonlight Saber Control❯, so… Shuhang, you’ll have to create a set of saber techniques by yourself. I believe in you.”
I don’t even know how the technique is supposed to work, how am I going to make one?
Anyway, I should deal with the remaining Celestials first.
Song Shuhang’s consciousness shifted to the battlefield where the Celestials currently were.
At this time, one of the three Celestials finally found an opportunity.
It calculated the angle in its mind, and when the Tyrant Cuttlefish’s Twin Blades and Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber floated to the farthest position from it, it quickly activated a life-saving escape technique.
A cyan light curled around its body, dragging it away.
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “Hehe, my invisible saber insect was waiting for something like this.”
At the moment when the Celestial activated its secret escape technique…
The invisible saber insect violently stabbed into its back, and injected a large amount of paralyzing poison into its body.
“Ah~” the Celestial screamed, and fell unconscious.
However, the light of the escape technique was still wrapped around its body, and it continued to drag the Celestial away.
At this moment, the blade of the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber flashed, hitting the light of the escape technique on the Celestial’s body with its flat part.
The treasured saber Broken Tyrant flew over, and the guardrail unfolded to catch the unconscious Celestial.
At this time, the Broken Tyrant Saber had four Celestials trapped within its guardrails.
The two Celestials who had been cut apart and the Celestial who was in a coma were all captured by Broken Tyrant.
It was really the right decision to install the guardrail on it. The guardrail could not only give one a sense of security, but could also be used to transport spoils of war.
At the same time, the other two Celestials also activated their escape techniques.
One of the Celestials used the same cyan light escape technique. The cyan light curled around its body, dragging it away to escape.
The other Celestial used an escape technique that Song Shuhang was very familiar with—the Blood Evasion Technique.
The Blood Evasion Technique was a powerful escape technique, supposedly sufficient to escape from Sixth Stage True Monarchs. When this escape technique was used, the body of the person would turn into bloody mist before rushing in all directions.
This ‘Blood Evasion Technique’ was tricky to deal with. The blood mist would spread out in all directions before eventually converging in a certain place, and returning its user back to their proper form.
Moreover, it didn’t matter if some of the blood mist was destroyed—at most the user would suffer some slight injuries as a result, which they could recover in a few days.
If one was lucky, some treasures would be hidden in the ‘blood mist’, and could then be taken along using the Blood Evasion Technique.
The Blood Evasion Technique was also known as the ‘Aunt Escape’.
The Celestial who used the ‘cyan light’ to escape failed to get very far, and was quickly slapped back by the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber.
The invisible saber insect seized this opportunity to stab at its waist, inject poison, and cause them to fall into a coma.
The treasured saber Broken Tyrant followed closely, and caught the unconscious Celestial.
Immediately afterward, the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber released a flame that chased after the scattering blood fog. After the flame was released, the blood mist that was scattering everywhere was mostly set ablaze.
Only four or five wisps of mist managed to escape the flames, and continued to escape madly into the distance—only this small portion of blood mist was left. Even if the blood mist gathered back into a humanoid form, that Celestial would be severely injured if not dead.
At this time, each of the twin blades went to chase the remaining portions of blood fog—Song Shuhang had seen the ‘Blood Evasion Technique’ before, and knew that it would eventually converge in one place.
The various treasured sabers were working together perfectly.
After Song Shuhang thought it over, he had Broken Tyrant, the invisible saber insect, and the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber return first.
The Tyrant Cuttlefish’s Twin Blades were his life-bound magical treasure. No matter how far the two flew, he had no need to worry about them as they would eventually return.
At this time, somewhere in H City, near Jiangnan.
A figure shrouded in a black robe looked at the huge formation that filled the ground with satisfaction.
The black-robed figure softly said, “This area is indeed a good place to transcend the tribulation.”
The place he was at had great geomancy.
No wonder that little girl from the Su Clan had chosen to transcend her tribulation here five months ago.
“The formation is ready, and the tribulation-transcending stone has already been placed in the right spot. The Blood God Crystal has also been placed accurately.
“In addition, the Immortal Farming Sect’s Seven Colors Wonder Fruit liquefied pill, which can increase my core’s patterns, is also ready.
“The evil qi has also been buried properly.
“Everything is ready. Now, it’s time to transcend my heavenly tribulation of the Fifth Stage.” The figure in the black robe lifted their hood, revealing a body made of smoke.
It was Demon Monarch Anzhi, one of the allies of Young Master Hai.
It was the one responsible for traveling all the way to Jiangnan District to catch Su Clan’s Sixteen in the past… It was a pity that it couldn’t distinguish between humans, and had captured Song Shuhang instead.
During that time, Doudou chased and bit it for quite a distance.
Young Master Hai, Zheng Neng, and Demon Monarch Anzhi had many secrets. Therefore, they all chose to leave the ‘Limitless Demon Sect’ to search for a place where to transcend their tribulations on their own.
Demon Monarch Anzhi brought out its phone, and sent a message to both Young Master Hai and Zheng Neng. “I’m going to start transcending my tribulation.”
Zheng Neng replied, “Okay.”
Young Master Hai replied, “See you when you’re at the Fifth Stage.”
Demon Monarch Anzhi boldly said, “We’ll meet again when we are at the Fifth Stage and have eight dragon patterns.”
They had spent so much time preparing various ways to increase their dragon patterns. They hadn’t merely been looking for ways to ascend to the Fifth Stage.
If it was only ascending to the Fifth Stage, with their qualifications, they could have transcended their tribulations long ago.
What they wanted was to have at least seven dragon patterns, or even eight!
Demon Monarch Anzhi softly said, “There is no place for regrets when it comes to the golden core. It is only a golden core with eight dragon patterns that will be able to give us assurance.”
After that, it stretched out its hand, and threw the phone into a cave in the distance.
That cave was outside the scope of where it would transcend its tribulation.
Within the cave were its phone, clothes, and medicinal pills.
It had placed them there to retrieve them safely after the tribulation.
“It’s time to start.” The power of the nine immortal bones in its body burst outward, drawing the heavenly tribulation.
“Rumble!” Suddenly, dark clouds covered the originally clear sky.
At the same time, there were several portions of bloody mist coming from the east.
“Blood mist coming from the east? That is a good sign.” Demon Monarch Anzhi smiled slightly.
For demonic cultivators, blood mist was an auspicious thing.
 Slang for menstruation.