Chapter 534 - Breaking the Limits
...In the zig-zagging mountain range filled with countless beasts...
Qin Nan’s figure was like a tornado, bringing massive destruction to the area he passed by, causing the beasts to panic.
He showed no sign of stopping—he continued to move forward, flinging his saber and fighting.
All for a sole purpose: to train himself.
Time gradually passed; eight days were gone in the blink of an eye.
Within this period, Mu Chengye’s crew, Xue Meng, Shen Fei, and Su Chan had thoroughly comprehended their newly-acquired Martial Arts. It was time for them to enter the mountain range and practice in battles.
Mu Chengye in particular felt a great blow to his heart after not seeing Qin Nan’s figure when his eyes sprang open.
Even with his seventh-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit, he still could not match Qin Nan’s comprehension speed?
Are you kidding me!?
Due to the shock, Mu Chengye began to cultivate in madness.
...Meanwhile, deep within the mountain range...
Before Qin Nan stood a giant four zhang long ancient alligator. It opened its bloody mouth, revealing rows of fangs within it that emitted an icy reflection and tore in Qin Nan’s direction.
Qin Nan’s figure moved rapidly like a swimming dragon. Each time he moved, over ten Saber Intents taking the shape of Vermilion Birds would strike at his foe.
Through the battles and trainings in the past eight days, Qin Nan had completely mastered the second level of the Vermilion Bird Heaven-Striking Art, the Vermilion Bird Dance.
Qin Nan suddenly stopped moving and stood still in place.
“HAHA, human, how idiotic of you!”
The ancient alligator burst out laughing as its figure sprang forward with a kick. It opened its mouth, and the fangs within it emitted countless black glows as it tore at Qin Nan’s neck ferociously.
Its eyes were filled with great joy.
The tearing move was its greatest killing blow. As its teeth were covered in deadly poison, despite its cultivation of the peak Martial Dominator Realm, once it bit its target, even a first-layer Martial Highness Realm opponent would be severely injured by the poison.
The joy in the ancient alligator’s eyes vanished, as it was replaced with a hint of astonishment.
This wasn’t right! This wasn’t right at all!
How had his bite not penetrated this human’s neck?
However, Qin Nan did not even take a glimpse at it. His thoughts had sunk into an obscure place.
Countless words written on the manual of the Vermilion Bird Heaven-Striking Art flowed rapidly in his mind like a river. Each word, each phrase, emitted a slight buzz.
Furthermore, it was as if a piece of art had appeared within Qin Nan’s sight.
In it, a Vermilion Bird stood at the edge of the mountain and raised its head staring at the Heavens. Its eyes were engulfed in flames all of a sudden while emitting a sharp glow.
A cry could be heard.
The Vermilion Bird spread its wings and sprang into the sky. Powerful gusts were produced from the flaps of its wings, causing the ground to quaver as its figure penetrated the sky relentlessly!
The Vermilion Bird, the king of all birds that possessed the elemental power of fire. The people referred to it as a Divine Beast. Its presence represented calmness and good fortune.
In the eyes of the world, it was a gentle Divine Beast, one that would protect its people.
However, as the Martial World obeyed the law of the jungle, the fury of the Vermilion Bird could strike the Heavens!
“Pressing forward relentlessly, the imperious majestic aura, known as the Heavenly Strike!”
Qin Nan’s eyes sprang open all of a sudden as his body emitted an indescribable imperious aura.
At that instant, the doubts that had troubled Qin Nan’s mind all shattered as if it had been struck with a giant hammer. The door to a whole new world was opened, allowing his mind to be clear.
The illusionary figure of an imperious Vermilion Bird appeared behind Qin Nan and stared straight into the Heavens.
The ancient alligator who was biting Qin Nan’s neck was absolutely stunned seeing this. Wasn’t that the Vermilion Bird? How had this human transformed into it?
Qin Nan uttered a roar.
It was as if the entire place became still as the Saber Intent was unleashed.
The armor of the ancient alligator that could resist the strength of a half-Martial Highness Realm expert could not resist the Saber Intent at all as its body was slashed into pieces.
The slash possessed a boundless power!
“Vermilion Bird Heaven-Striking Art, this is the Vermilion Bird Striking the Heaven, soaring into the sky with its usual imperiousness!”
Qin Nan’s eyes were filled with joy.
He had thoroughly mastered the power of the ancient Martial Art in eight days.
“In addition to the ones before, I’ve killed ten peak Martial Dominator Realm beasts…”
Qin Nan soon calmed his thoughts and retrieved the alligator’s Beast Core.
“Two months of training, and only nine days have passed. I shall continue practicing, to fully utilize this Martial Art’s power!”
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered.
The Vermilion Bird Heaven-Striking Art was extremely powerful on its own without a doubt, but since Qin Nan possessed the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire in his body, he could merge the two together and invent a whole new Saber Art!
Qin Nan was startled all of a sudden. A significant thought had just flashed across in his mind just a second ago.
The thought was incredibly precious, which represented the door of his limits.
“I was thinking about merging the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire and the Vermilion Bird Heaven-Striking Art…”
Qin Nan soon calmed his thoughts and repeated the phrase continuously.
His instincts told him that the thought was related to this phrase.
Meanwhile, if someone were to be around, they would stumble into the genius who had shocked the entire lower district mumbling to himself non-stop, as if he had gone insane.
Time swiftly passed, but Qin Nan was unaware of it. He continued to repeat the same phrase.
Two hours later, Qin Nan’s face was immersed in great astonishment as a sudden thought came to him!
He had forgotten!
He had forgotten something important!
He had learned the first scroll of the Heavenly Accumulating Strike, which allowed him to accumulate all his energy to unleash the strongest blow!
And if the Vermilion Bird Heaven-Striking Art was able to be merged with the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire!
Why didn’t he think that he could use the principles of the Heavenly Accumulating Strike to accumulate the forces of the Sky Thunder, the Art of Heart-Calming and Demon-Expelling, the Primordial Spirit, and his personal will and merge them with the Vermilion Bird Heavenly-Striking Art?
“If I were to merge all of them into a single slash, then the power of the slash…”
Qin Nan mumbled to himself while his mind tried to illustrate the scene he imagined, causing him to take a deep breath in the end.
If his crazy thought was to succeed, he could then execute the most powerful slash!
Executing the slash with his flesh of the Martial Highness Realm!
An unimaginable slash!
“Let’s try it out!”
It was as if Qin Nan’s figure had been engulfed in flames, causing his blood to boil. His figure sprang deep into the mountain without any hesitation.
A series of battles and massacres took place in the mountain once again.
In addition to Qin Nan, Mu Chengye and the rest of the geniuses were practicing with their full efforts too.
In the Martial World, one’s strength would regress due to a lack of hard work no matter who you were.
...Meanwhile, inside a lake...
Qin Nan sunk deep into the water. His figure continued to lash out slashes one after another like a puppet, resulting in terrifying Saber Intent.
At times, the Saber Intent would take the form of Vermilion Birds and evaporate the water of the lake.
At times, the Saber Intent would transform into lightning rays, causing the entire lake to conduct electricity.
Or they might transform into the flames of a phoenix, giant bells, or a ruthless and battle-hungry law-defying will.
The entire lake was filled with extraordinary phenomenons.
As such, the beasts surrounding the lake were extremely frightened. Even the peak Martial Dominator Realm Beasts fled from the area immediately.
Mu Chengye was also aware of the shocking rare phenomenons with his Glacial Eyes when he proceeded deep into the mountain range, causing his heart to shudder violently. He immediately switched his course as he did not dare to approach the place.
Days passed by consecutively.
The rare occurrences at the lake continued to take place.
Until one day, the flames taking the shape of the Vermillion Bird, the terrifying lightning rays, the giant bell that could expel the demons, the law-defying will, etc. suddenly vanished. The only thing that remained was a brilliant saber glow that felt like it came from the end of darkness!
A shocked voice could be heard from the bottom of the lake.
Meanwhile, the Vermilion Bird Badges hanging on the waists of the geniuses who were training in the mountain range shuddered violently as Elder Wang’s voice could be heard from them.
“Two months have passed!”
“All geniuses, return to the Vermilion Bird Platoon at once!”
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