GDK 424 -
When Bollands heard that this circulation method could allow him to become stronger, he immediately focused his attention, not daring to relax the slightest.
Bollands' body was filled with a great amount of killing intent. When it was pulled along by the demonic yuan energy to slowly circulate through his meridians, it gradually formed a perfect orbit. With the completion of every round of circulation, Bollands could feel as though there was something additional within his body. However, Bollands could only go all out in remembering the circulation method of this killing intent and couldn't manipulate the circulation of the killing intent on his own.
"Pay attention, this is a section of mnemonic chant. As long as you remember this mnemonic chant and are able to understand how it's used, you would be able to circulate the killing intent within your body without relying on the guidance of my demonic yuan energy!" Han Shuo said seriously to Bollands.
Bollands was startled and not daring to move as he waited for Han Shuo to narrate the mnemonic chant. Everything that Han Shuo did for him seemed so novel to Bollands and every word he said was profound and mysterious. Bollands knew nothing at all of this unknown martial technique but he had already witnessed the miracles produced by this martial technique from Han Shuo. Now that the opportunity to learn this martial technique was right in front of him, he didn't dare to relax no matter what happened.
Han Shuo's deep voice rang in Bollands' ear. Bollands no longer indulged in flights of fancy. When Han Shuo started speaking again, he discarded all distracting thoughts and conscientiously listened to Han Shuo's narration. Regardless of whether he could understand immediately, first of all, he had to commit the mnemonic chant to his memory.
Han Shuo repeated the mnemonic chant three times, and then slowly explained the basics of demonic arts. After all, as the demonic arts originated from another world and was different from all the martial techniques and magic within the Profound Continent, it definitely wouldn't be easy for Bollands, as a native who had never been exposed to demonic arts, to fathom the true meaning behind the mnemonic chant.
Han Shuo took great pains in clarifying some of the general questions regarding demonic arts, and then explained in detail again on how to remember the mnemonic chant. He imparted everything he knew about God Slaying Devil Path to Bollands, regardless of whether Bollands could understand.
"Alright, I will leave a small portion of my demonic yuan energy within your body, so as to assist you in forming a vortex to absorb killing intent. You'll have to figure out the rest on your own. If you encounter anything you don't understand, note them down for now. When my matters are completed, I'll clarify your doubts." When Han Shuo felt that his explanations were good enough, he gave Bollands further instructions.
The few strands of demonic yuan energy that were in Bollands' body suddenly changed their direction and converged at Bollands' chest. The strands of demonic yuan energy slowly started to revolve in an arc, spurring the immense killing intent in his body, and gradually forming a vortex that others couldn't see.
After this vortex took shape, a substantial-looking killing intent appeared from Bollands' chest. The dense killing intent was like an unsheathed sharp sword which carried the desire for massacre and destruction. At this moment, the killing intent which was lingering everywhere suddenly converged towards Bollands's chest, as though they were being attracted by the energy of common origin within Bollands.
Bollands was indescribably ecstatic. If it wasn't that he couldn't move his body, he would probably have kneeled in excitement and kowtowed to thank Han Shuo!
As the person who directly benefited from the killing intent, Bollands had never felt the circulation of killing intent as clearly as he did now. The vortex formed within his body was like an extremely mysterious force, slowly absorbing the killing intent that lingered around the northern city district. It gathered the killing intent within his chest before transforming it with the vortex into strands of ice-cold energy which disseminated through his body.
Bollands have yet to comprehend how to use this energy, but he clearly knew the fearsome destructive power contained within this energy. Once strands of this energy, which an ordinary person could never be able to absorb, entered his body, not only did it not damage his body, it instead gradually turned into an energy that was compatible with the killing intent within his body.
This feeling could not be sufficiently expressed with just the word "AWESOME"!
"Alright. You just stay over here. It would suffice if you simply comprehend what I just told you. Currently, your body has not been properly tempered. Your bones are not durable enough and many meridian channels are still not cleared. Therefore, the amount of killing intent you can absorb isn't that much. When you feel that you can't bear it anymore, you can exert some strength to slap your chest to disperse the vortex. That will stop the absorption." Han Shuo silently let go of Bollands and instructed him. Without waiting for Bollands to reply, Han Shuo flew toward a roof which was at another remote part of the castle.
Brave, courageous soldiers were still constantly fighting, causing a large volume of energy that was useful to Han Shuo to linger in the sky above Ossen City. Bollands was able to absorb a small portion with Han Shuo help. Han Shuo, whose strength was advancing by leaps and bounds, was naturally able to absorb much more of this energy together with his Demonslayer Edge.
If Han Shuo stayed beside Bollands, once he started absorbing the lingering energy, all the energy would directly enter Han Shuo's body, greatly affecting the killing intent Bollands would absorb. Not only would his absorption rate decrease, the quality of energy would also weaken greatly. Therefore, Han Shuo chose to stay away from Bollands.
As the demonic yuan energy within his body revolved frantically, an enormous vortex formed in the sky above Han Shuo. Compared to the vortex within Bollands' body, Han Shuo' vortex was a thousand times bigger. With demonic yuan energy as the foundation, the vortex slowly started to revolve.
All the various energy lingering within the northern city district were suddenly like rivers converging into the sea, rushing forth at high speed toward the vortex formed above Han Shuo. In an instant, the color of the sky above the castle changed. The ordinary citizens felt the pressure on their bodies slowly decreasing while the experts were terrified, their expressions grotesque as they raised their head to look at the sky.
Two spectacles appeared above the castle. One was the blood clouds formed by Demonslayer Edge, while the other was a monstrous black vortex. The Demonslayer Edge was in the center of the blood clouds, rapidly absorbing the mix of fear and hatred lingering within the northern city district. On the other hand, the huge bizarre black vortex was madly swallowing the soaring killing intent.
The sudden appearance of the two spectacles on the northern city sky, and the impact they had on the negative energy that enveloped the northern city district caused many experts to be flabbergasted!
"Lord Blount, can you sense that?" Earth sacred magus Dempus asked the sacred knight gravely.
The sacred knight Blount creased his brows as he gazed at the two spectacles above the northern city district and said with a deep voice, "I can sense that a sinister energy is present there. I'm unfamiliar with that energy, which is filled with chaos, slaughter, and madness. This energy is vastly different from the energy of the Calamity Church. What the hell is going on!"
Dempus was somewhat appalled to learn that experienced sacred knight Blount didn't know what was happening. He muttered to himself, "I can sense through my mental energy that this energy comes from the dead soldiers. However, doesn't the energy from the soldiers rest between heaven and earth? How could they be drawn together by any forces? This, this is unbelievable!"
"Damnit. If Karel and Sabakas weren't here, we could actually go over and investigate. However, all we could do now is watch from afar without knowing what's going on!" Blount said resentfully but was also helpless to change the situation.
The spectacle in the sky appeared above the castle where the northern city guards were garrisoned. This clearly meant that it had something to do with someone within the castle. However, that area was currently heavily guarded, even having two sacred rank experts guarding it. Even Blount and Dempus didn't dare to risk entering that area to investigate.
While Blount and Dempus were inexplicably horrified, the experts within the castle had similarly turned pale in fright. All of them looked upwards and stared blankly at the spectacle that appeared, not knowing what was going on.