Chapter 295: Breaking the Predicament
If Xiao Chen had thought of a way to break the two scarlet saber Qi earlier, he would not be in his current situation. Unfortunately, he was not decisive enough at that moment; he did not want to exhaust too much Essence.
Xiao Chen somewhat reprimanded himself in his heart. However, now was not the time for regret. Before he reached the last step, his confidence could not waver.
Since Xiao Chen could not use the state of thunder, the might of the Wukui Saber Technique was greatly crippled. It could not be used to break out of his predicament. The Lingyun Saber Technique did not even need to be mentioned; he had to think of another method.
That’s it! An idea flashed through Xiao Chen’s mind. Since he could not use states, he would use his strongest Mysterious Phenomenon and clash against the other.
Thinking of this, Xiao Chen’s frown relaxed. He shouted, and the snow-white Lunar Shadow Saber glowed.
“Flight On Wings, Moon Bright Like Fire!”
A golden full moon slowly rose up from behind Xiao Chen, across from the scarlet moon.
The faint golden moon shone a gentle glow on the ground; it provided a sharp contrast to the brightly glistening scarlet moon.
“What’s going on? There is a full moon behind Xiao Chen as well,” someone up in the spectator stands exclaimed.
“What is he doing? His Mysterious Phenomenon clearly has not reached Consummation yet. If he is going to pit a Mysterious Phenomenon against Murong Chong’s, he will be at a disadvantage,” Liu Suifeng said incredibly anxiously.
When Liu Ruyue looked at the rising moon, she suddenly understood Xiao Chen’s intentions, and the worry on her face lessened slightly. At the very least, this Peerless Lunar Shadow would not be a fatal threat to Xiao Chen.
The golden moon that hung in the sky was as bright as fire. An unwaveringly determined expression flashed across Xiao Chen’s face. He shouted in mid-air, and the full moon rushed straight at Murong Chong.
“What is he thinking? Using the Mysterious Phenomenon to crash directly is too crazy. Doing this will result in damaging yourself more than the opponent.”
“Actually, in such a situation, Ye Chen has no other choice. This is the only way to break Murong Chong’s Mysterious Phenomenon.”
The people in the spectator stands watched as Xiao Chen controlled the bright moon, aiming for the moon behind Murong Chong. They were all astonished.
A faint shock appeared on Murong Chong’s face, which had been calm all the while. Then, he laughed coldly and said, “Since you want to go head-on, I shall grant you that.”
Murong Chong shouted, and the scarlet full moon gave off a dazzling light. It contained boundless killing Qi as it unhesitatingly headed for the golden full moon Xiao Chen controlled.
The golden moon and the scarlet moon moved quickly through the air. Everywhere it passed, fluctuations appeared in space; it looked like it shattered.
Both moons shone brightly, competing with each other. Then, they crashed intensely high in the sky. There was a loud explosion, and the space in the entire arena on the Heaven Ascending Platform trembled.
Even the distant spectator stands trembled as well. The ground would not stop shaking; it was like it had split apart. This caused everyone to feel some terror in their hearts.
“It’s too strong! This is on the same level as a Martial King fight,” a disciple in the distance exclaimed.
The two full moons shattered simultaneously. The dark space immediately fractured into pieces. The sunlight that had been missing for quite a while impatiently shone down from the sky again.
At first, it was just one strand; then it became two, then three. Immediately, light rapidly extended out. The sky above the arena grew bright once more.
Both Xiao Chen and Murong Chong were incredibly pale. The force from the two Mysterious Phenomenon crashing into each other caused them both significant injuries.
However, Murong Chong was in a better state than Xiao Chen. Although the strength Murong Chong’s Mysterious Phenomenon was about the same as Xiao Chen, it had already reached Consummation. Hence, it was still slightly stronger.
Only after resting for a while did Murong Chong shout and grasp his saber. He transformed into a cool breeze and attacked. However, there was no killing Qi from him; there was not even a trace. Then, his body mysteriously disappeared before the audience’s eyes.
The Clear Wind Chop again? Xiao Chen wiped the blood from the corner of his lips and revealed a cold smile.
Actually, Murong Chong had not practiced the Clear Wind Chop to Consummation. He had only perfectly merged the Great Perfection Clear Wind Chop with the state of wind. Hence, he managed to achieve such a result.
This move was one of Murong Chong’s signature moves. If Xiao Chen had not seen this the first time they met, he might feel helpless. However, after he had perfectly merged the state of thunder into his saber, Xiao Chen did not worry about this move anymore.
“Wukui Transforms to Qi!”
Xiao Chen shouted, and an ancient divine tree appeared out of nowhere. It turned into strands of purple saber Qi and moved around chaotically.
Above Xiao Chen’s head, thunderclouds formed again, churning continuously. The state of thunder perfectly merged with his Saber Technique. When Xiao Chen attacked, the thunder rumbled.
When Murong Chong, who hid in the clear wind, saw the purple saber Qi flying in the air on a large scale, he frowned slightly.
These saber Qi infused with the state of Thunder could injure his body hidden in the wind. Now that it covered such a large area, he had no safe way to get near at all.
Xiao Chen’s Spiritual Sense extended out and scanned the area relentlessly. Finally, it felt a faint abnormal fluctuation on his eight o’clock.
“Qi Breaks Wukui!”
With no hesitation, Xiao Chen immediately executed the third move of the Wukui Saber Technique when he discovered that blurry figure. Thunder cracked in the sky.
The countless purple saber Qi flying in the sky formed a boundless, resplendent saber Qi the instant the thunder crackled. Then, it flew in the direction Xiao Chen felt the abnormality.
The instant the thunder crackled, Murong Chong felt danger. However, when he wanted to move, he discovered, the moment the thunder crackled, a resplendent saber Qi was already before him.
Its speed actually surpassed the sound barrier in that instant. Regardless of whichever direction he moved in, he could not dodge it.
“Flickering Light Passing Shadows!”
In the time for a spark to fly, Murong Chong revealed himself. A bright light exploded in Xiao Chen’s vision. This light was so dazzling that the eyes felt a mild pain.
“This is not good! This is the Flickering Light Passing Shadows; quickly close your eyes.”
When this resplendent light radiated, some of the engrossed cultivators in the spectator stands felt a sharp pain in their eyes; they had gone temporarily blind.
Instantly, there were miserable cries. Some of the more alert cultivators had closed their eyes in advance and avoided this.
The resplendent saber Qi formed by the Qi Breaks Wukui crashed into that light with a ‘boom.’ The light immediately scattered.
Murong Chong split into nine figures. Each of the figures flickered with a white light. When the white light formed, it was dazzling; it was difficult to differentiate the real from the fake.
“Roaming Dragon’s Nine Transformations! Clear Wind Chop!”
Xiao Chen squinted, and his body shook once where he was. Then, he turned into nine cool breezes. Each of the cool breezes carried a figure, rushing at Murong Chong’s light figures.
“Dang! Dang! Dang!”
A chaotic battle occurred on the scene. Eighteen figures fought their own skirmish in the arena.
The sounds of the metal clanging, combined with the various figures, made it impossible for the crowd to differentiate the real from the fake. Some of them even started to feel dizzy.
Logically speaking, when Xiao Chen merged the Roaming Dragon’s Nine Transformations and the Clear Wind Chop, it was slightly stronger than Murong Chong’s Flickering Light Passing Shadows.
Unfortunately, Murong Chong was very familiar with the Clear Wind Chop. The hidden killing intent was ineffective against him. Furthermore, this was the first time Xiao Chen had come in contact with the Flickering Light Passing Shadows. In the situation where his vision was obstructed, he suffered a slight disadvantage.
I can’t carry on like this. I have to execute the killing moves, Xiao Chen thought to himself.
Xiao Chen shouted, and suddenly, purple light erupted out from under the feet of the nine figures. Nine flower buds appeared on the ground and completely enveloped all of Xiao Chen’s figures.
When Murong Chong’s saber struck a flower bud, there was no fluctuation at all; he was not able to stop the flower buds from growing.
“Flickering Light Passing Shadows, Nine Figures Combined Chop!”
Murong Chong shouted, and the nine figures Murong Chong formed flickered with layers of white light and combined. They then transformed into a beam of light and rushed forward.
The instant Murong Chong’s nine figures of light merged, the nine flower buds on the ground merged as well.
When the flower buds merged, they blossomed. The purple flower petals filled the sky. Xiao Chen’s feet pushed off the ground, and he moved past the flower petals, rushing at Murong Chong.
Purple light from the flower petals fell on Xiao Chen, instantly raising his speed to two times the speed of sound.
The purple light and the white light both tore through the air. They left behind long trails of shockwaves. They both exchanged blows amidst the flower petals filling the air.
The instant they met, they quickly struck out with their sabers. They continued to move in the direction they aimed.
After Murong Chong stood firmly, he looked at the blood leaking from his wound on the chest. A look of disbelief overtook his handsome face. How could his speed be faster than mine?
In the time for a spark to fly, Xiao Chen’s saber had pierced his chest. Furthermore, Murong Chong’s saber had only pierced an after-image Xiao Chen left behind.
The flower petals that filled the sky all floated towards the wound on Murong Chong’s chest, pouring in quickly.
“Dang! Dang! Dang!”
Murong Chong exhibited his state of wind to the limits. He used a flickering saber light to smash all the incoming flower petals into oblivion. Only about ten flower petals entered the wound.
Xiao Chen frowned slightly. Only ten flower petals flew in. The might of Wukui Supporting the Heavens would significantly weaken. There was no way the roots could grow.
However, there was no point in not firing a nocked arrow. If Xiao Chen hesitated, and Murong Chong forced out the flower petals, all would be for naught.
Xiao Chen shouted, “Wukui Supporting the Heavens! Explode!”
The restlessly churning thunderclouds above immediately gave off a crackle of thunder. The instant thunder crackled, an exploding sound came from Murong Chong’s chest.
The wound on his chest suddenly exploded, and the shockwaves flung Murong Chong to the ground.
“How could this be? Murong Chong was actually blasted back.” Up until now, since the fight had begun, Xiao Chen, who was not originally favored by the crowd, had not yet collapsed.
Xiao Chen had lasted for such a long time and not suffered from too great a disadvantage yet. Now, he even blasted Murong Chong away, sending him flying. This exceeded everybody’s expectation.
“Wukui Shakes the Heavens!”
Xiao Chen’s aura blazed. While Murong Chong’s aura diminished, Xiao Chen took advantage of that moment to leap into the air and execute the Wukui Shakes the Heavens, the other killing move of the Wukui Saber Technique.
A divine Wukui Tree descended down like a mountain and pressed Murong Chong to the ground violently.
However, just at this moment, layers of white clouds flew in from the horizon. In a short while, it occupied half the sky. They pushed away about half of the thunderclouds made of Xiao Chen’s state of thunder.