Chapter 115: Might of a Holy Weapon
Lightning flashed, and Xiao Chen appeared beside Chu Chaoyun. Executing Drawing the Saber, the Saber flickered with light as it struck towards Chu Chaoyun’s chest.
Chu Chaoyun turned his body away slightly and used his finger as a sword. A glow appeared on his finger as it blocked Xiao Chen’s saber, creating a resounding sound.
After the first move of the Rushing Thunder Saber Technique was blocked, there was no way to execute the remaining moves. Xiao Chen quickly changed his moves. He shouted lightly, “Flight On Wings, Disordered Dance of a Thousand Years!”
“Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!”
Xiao Chen rapidly changed positions in midair, sending out countless saber lights at Chu Chaoyun. Chu Chaoyun stood on the ground without moving and used his finger as a sword, creating countless sword lights instantly.
The Flight On Wings was originally a Martial Technique of the Misty Sword Sect. Chu Chaoyun was incredibly familiar with it. Although he was astonished when he saw Xiao Chen execute this move, he did not panic.
Even though the sword Qi was fired later, it arrived first. It danced on the wind and actually forced Xiao Chen to go on the defensive from the original offensive. The sword lights danced around and fired at the saber lights, dissipating them.
The two of them exchanged thousands of moves. The consumption of Essence was high. After the execution of Disordered Dance of a Thousand Years was completed, Xiao Chen retreated backward. He executed the Azure Dragon Cloud Soaring Art and leaped up into the sky.
“Flight On Wings, Moon Bright Like Fire!”
A mysterious phenomenon appeared in the sky. A boundless night sky suddenly covered the intense sun. A full moon slowly rose up from the horizon, giving off a gentle glow.
Chu Chaoyun frowned slightly, he was astonished as he thought, It is already very surprising he can use our sect’s Disordered Dance of a Thousand Years. Why is he able to executed Moon Bright Like Fire as well?
Chu Chaoyun revealed a cautious expression. He was very clear on the might of Moon Bright Like Fire. Before, that Sword Saint relied on this move to mow down an emperor with his own hands.
Even so, he still had a relaxed expression on his face. Xiao Chen had not truly comprehended the true essence of this move; there was a clear flaw with the mysterious phenomena.
“Displaying one's slight skill before an expert?” Chu Chaoyun smiled faintly.
In the pitch dark night, a golden light suddenly blossomed. The sword behind Chu Chaoyun was drawn out by an inch. In a split second, the golden light erupted out. A boundless gold radiated intensely from the inch of the sword that was drawn.
“Holy Weapon! The weapon behind his back was actually a Holy Weapon!” Xiao Chen felt incredibly astonished when he looked at that piercing glow. However, now that the mysterious phenomenon was unleashed, he no longer was able to withdraw, he could only clash head on.
Chu Chaoyun stood with his hand behind his back and looked indifferently at Xiao Chen. He snorted coldly and the sword returned to his scabbard. The surging golden light fired into the surroundings, turning into endless sword images.
The night scene that covered the sky was now like glass with numerous cracks. After a short moment, there were countless melodious sounds; the night scene completely disappeared. The full moon that had not risen yet turned illusionary and disappeared.
Sunlight shined down once again. After the mysterious phenomenon was broken, Xiao Chen vomited a mouthful of blood. His face was incredibly pale. He staggered over and almost fell onto the ground.
Mysterious phenomenon being countered or sword moves being countered, these events resulted in the most severe internal injuries for a cultivator. When Zhang He’s mysterious phenomenon was broken, he was crippled by Xiao Chen.
Chu Chaoyun leaped over lightly and slowly walked to Xiao Chen. he said, “I know that you still have some trump cards you have not revealed yet. However, I do not have any intention of killing you, at least not yet. I hope you will not do anything silly. Do not force me to use the move I used on Hua Yunfei.
“This world is very big, very wonderful. However, you can only enjoy that by living. The person who can laugh last is the true hero.
After Chu Chaoyun spoke, a sword of light appeared at his feet. He rode the sword and flew off into the sky, disappearing very quickly.
Xiao Chen consumed a Blood Replenishing Pill and Qi Returning Pill first, and then looked at Chu Chaoyun’s retreating figure. Xiao Chen smiled bitterly, this was the first time he was defeated so miserably. His opponent had not even completed his move; he used only half his move to defeat him.
Xiao Chen sat down cross legged and slowly circulated the Purple Thunder Divine Incantation, digesting the medicinal strength in his body. After a long time, when the medicinal strength pervaded his entire body, his injuries were almost completely recovered.
Xiao Chen did not hesitate and rushed back. Although the most precious part of the Golden Lion King was taken away, the other parts were valuable as well. Especially the lion horn on its head that had existed for hundreds of years.
Hua Yunfei, who was in the distance heading to the Ancient Remnant entrance, suddenly saw Xiao Chen sprinting rapidly. He frowned and said in shock, “Despite not seeing him for just a short time, he actually advanced to peak Martial Master. It is too dangerous to leave him alive.”
“Two of you! Go bring that person’s head back. I will wait for you in the Ancient Remnant,” Hua Yunfei told the two peak Martial Grand Masters behind him. He feel that it was unfortunate; he had to explore the Ancient Remnant and could not do it personally.
“I obey!” The two of them received their orders and dashed in Xiao Chen’s direction.
Xiao Chen had alway kept his Spiritual Sense extended in Beast King Valley. The moment he noticed Hua Yunfei, he made plans to go around him. However, he did not expect to be noticed before he could do so.
Seeing the two Martial Grand Masters behind him, the corner of Xiao Chen’s lips curled up in a cold smile. The Azure Dragon Cloud Soaring Art was executed to its extremes and his speed instantly doubled. He threw the two people off in an instant.
“Where is he? Where did he go? I’m pretty sure I saw him going in this direction.”
“He must be hiding, let's split up and look for him!” Xiao Chen had escaped from their perception instantly; they could not help but be incredibly shocked.
An arrow flashed by like a gust of strong wind. Before one of the Martial Grand Masters could react, an Essence Light Arrow pierced through his heart from the back, killing him.
When the other Martial Grand Master saw Xiao Chen appear from behind him, he was startled. When he saw the Soul Slayer Bow and Essence Light Arrow in his hands, he immediately fled without looking back.
Xiao Chen looked in the direction in which the person fled, but he did not give chase. He picked up the Essence Light Arrow that landed on the ground before patting down the body of the dead Martial Grand Master.
The status of this Martial Grand Master did not seem to be low. Xiao Chen managed to obtain a banknote for 2,000 gold taels, a Rank 4 pill - Body Tempering Pill -, and a Profound Ranked Martial Technique manual - Clear Wind Chop.
Xiao Chen smiled in satisfaction; his depressed mood was lifted. This Martial Grand Master died an undeserved death. He was sneak attacked from behind by Xiao Chen using the Soul Slayer Bow and Essence Light Arrow. If they were to fight properly, Xiao Chen would have required at least 500 moves before he could defeat this person.
Xiao Chen took a look at the Martial Technique manual; Clear Wind Chop, a Martial Technique for the saber. As a Profound Ranked Martial Technique, it was of pretty high quality already. In some clans, it could even be considered the family treasure.
Only in a noble clan, like the Hua Clan, would there be a servant carrying a Profound Ranked Martial Technique manual around. This was something a small clan would not be able to imagine.
After an hour, Xiao Chen returned to the place where the Golden Lion King had died. However, he discovered that fatty was very fast with his actions. He had already stripped off everything from the Golden Lion King, leaving only a complete golden skeleton.
When Jin Dabao saw Xiao Chen return, he handed a golden lion horn to him. He said, “I have taken the skin and blood of the Golden Holy Beast. Miss Xiaoxiao wants the skeleton. This lion horn is for you.”
“I forgot to tell you, Chu Chaoyun has a Holy Weapon. Within the same cultivation realm, he is unrivaled. Even an early Martial Saint would be defeated by him. I told you not to chase after him earlier; did you not hear?
Xiao Chen smiled faintly as he received the golden lion horn. He looked at the humongous golden skeleton and said, “How are you going to transport this back? Even if you are going to use the boat, you still need to think of the way to carry it on board.”
The fatty smiled, “You don’t have to worry about that; Miss Xiaoxiao has her own methods.”
Su Xiaoxiao smiled to acknowledge that. Although Xiao Chen was curious about what Su Xiaoxiao wants with the skeleton, he did not ask her.
After the distribution was completed, Jin Dabao was in a good mood. He said boldly, “Come, this Fat Lord will bring you to go obtain treasures from the Ancient Remnant.”
At the entrance of the Ancient Remnant, Hua Yunfei saw the Martial Grand Master fleeing back. He flew into a great rage, “I have never seen such a trash like you. A peak Martial Grand Master was actually frightened off by a Superior Grade Martial Master.
That Martial Grand Master lowered his head and knelt on the ground in silence. Although this matter was indeed shameful, he would not have run if he had not seen the Soul Slayer Bow and Essence Light Arrow in Xiao Chen’s hands.
Hua Yunfei thought for a long time before saying in a grave tone, “The five Martial Grand Masters will stay here. If you are not able to deal with that brat then you can forget about returning to the Hua Clan.”
This time, he had brought six Martial Saints and six Martial Grand Masters with him. Martial Saints made up the most of his fighting force. Such a force could be considered the weakest amongst the noble clans.
In order to ensure nothing would happen in the Ancient Remnant, Hua Yunfei did not dare to leave the Martial Saints behind. Leaving the five Martial Grand Masters behind was already the most he could do.
Using five peak Martial Grand Masters to deal with one Xiao Chen, a Superior Grade Martial Master, it could be said that Hua Yunfei thought really highly of Xiao Chen.
Under the fatty’s lead, they three of them headed towards the direction of the Ancient Remnant’s entrance. Along the way, Xiao Chen was carving the golden lion horn that the fatty gave him.
Su Xiaoxiao and Jin Dabao were very curious about Xiao Chen’s actions. Jin Dabao could almost not resist asking. To use this golden horn for carving was simply a waste.
Xiao Chen smiled and did not explain. There were too many unknown dangers in the Ancient Remnant. The battle with Chu Chaoyun earlier caused Xiao Chen to feel stressed. He needed something to use as his trump card.
Unfortunately, Xiao Chen had forcibly used the Heaven Ranked Martial Technique — Return of the Azure Dragon twice already. If he did it once more, he would definitely explode and die. Otherwise, he could have used it as a powerful trump card.
The only thing he could rely on now was the Life Bestowal Spell. Xiao Chen completely focused on making the sculpture. He carefully thought back to every single move of the Golden Lion King.
“We have arrived,” the fatty stopped and looked at a ten-meter tall hole in the mountain side. Below the hole, there was plenty of rubble.
No one was able to see within the dark hole. A cold air blew out of the hole, causing everyone to feel their hair to stand on its end. This was a cold that penetrated to the heart.
Xiao Chen extended his Spiritual Sense into the hole but he discovered a formless barrier blocking his Spiritual Sense. This was the same situation as what Xiao Chen encountered in the Gloomy Forest.