Chapter 55 - Eliminating a Higher Level Opponent
The Violet Flame Flower was an extremely valuable natural material; not only could consuming its petals cure any poison, it could also help Cultivators of the Body Tempering Realm to have a breakthrough, improving their cultivation.
Therefore, there was no doubt that this Violet Flame Flower was exceptionally desirable for Cultivators of the Body Tempering Realm.
Even Qin Nan failed to remain calm the moment he saw the Violet Flame Flower.
“Hmm?” After advancing forward for two miles, Qin Nan suddenly stopped in his tracks and tightly furrowed his brows.
It was because around three miles away, a disciple was seen sprinting toward the swamp where the Violet Flame Flower was located at an incredible speed.
The target of the disciple seemed to be the Violet Flame Flower.
“I remember seeing this guy before. He seems to be one of the two hundred and twenty disciples that are targeting me—with a cultivation base of the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm.” Qin Nan said to himself, as a cold flicker flashed in his eyes, “This Violet Flame Flower must be mine; since this guy is my enemy, if he’s not sensible, I won’t show any mercy.”
After he finished talking, his body sprang forward with all his might while executing the Mystical Eight Steps.
After the time it took an incense to burn, Qin Nan arrived at the swamp, before the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm disciple.
The swamp was only around ten meters square; the place was rich in Qi, and in the middle of the swamp stood five stalks of the Violet Flame Flowers. The swaying petals surely looked like violet flames in appearance.
Qin Nan stood expressionless on the spot; he was not in a rush to pluck these five stalks.
After the time it took for half an incense to burn, a figure landed on the ground forcefully after he sprang out from the woods.
This guy was the disciple Qin Nan saw using his Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit.
As the disciple arrived, he failed to notice Qin Nan at first, as his gaze was totally attracted by the five Violet Flame Flowers in the middle of the swamp; an excited expression could be seen on his face, “HAHAHA, I never thought that this map I got coincidentally would lead me to five Violet Flame Flowers; I, Lee Changyun, am feeling lucky today.”
Lee Changyun could not help but burst out laughing. In the meantime, he caught sight of Qin Nan in the corner of his eye.
At that instant, the smile on Lee Changyun’s face vanished and a hint of murderous intent appeared in his eyes as he yelled, “Who’s there? Are you… Qin Nan?”
Lee Changyun was stunned the moment as he realized the person was Qin Nan.
There was no one that would not know who Qin Nan was among the new disciples.
Especially when Qin Nan dared to burst out scolding them after facing the pressure from the two hundred and twenty disciples, Ling Zixiao, and the five elders, which caused his name to be memorable.
Qin Nan stared at Lee Changyun calmly—he did not speak.
Lee Changyun, who was stunned at the start, burst out laughing, “HAHAHA, God has been kind to me; not only did he give me five Violet Flame Flowers, he also helped me to run into you here. HAHAHA, after killing you, not only will I be getting some crazy benefits, I will also be recognized by Ling Zixiao and the five elders!”
Lee Changyun got very excited after saying this.
Qin Nan’s cultivation is only the fifth-layer Body Tempering Realm; even if this Qin Nan possessed an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, and had mastered the Greater Success Stage of One with the Saber, he would not be a worthy opponent for me.
Hence, at that instant, Lee Changyun gave Qin Nan the death penalty in his mind, his face full of disdain.
What Ling Changyun did not know was that it was not a coincidence that he bumped into Qin Nan; Qin Nan had already seen him before, and waited for him here.
After hearing these words, Qin Nan could not help but laughingly say, “Lee Changyun, is it? Do you seriously want to kill me so much even though there’s no personal conflict between us? By the way, aren’t you smug, trying to kill me with your current cultivation base?”
“You dare to say I’m smug when you’re but a piece of trash?” A rageful expression appeared on Lee Changyun’s face, “I’ll kill you right now!”
As he finished his sentence, Lee Changyun attacked immediately; his body sprang forward while a punch with the might of the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm exploded toward Qin Nan, as if he was planning to use the punch to shatter Qin Nan to pieces.
“Mystical Eight Steps!”
Qin Nan’s expression remained the same, and with a flicker his body floated away like a cloud of dust, dodging the punch with ease.
“Hmm? Such a powerful movement technique, to be able to dodge my punch like that.” Lee Changyun was slightly surprised, but he soon let out a menacing grin and said, “Qin Nan, is this your trump card? Let me show you the real meaning of speed!”
As Lee Changyun’s finished talking, he let out a roar at the sky; seven golden rays appeared before him all of a sudden, together with a giant eagle.
It seemed to be Lee Changyun’s beast-typed Martial Spirit: Ferocious Lightning Eagle.
“HAHAHA, Qin Nan, speed is the strength of my Ferocious Lightning Eagle Martial Spirit. Even if your movement technique is quite obscene, you are no match for my Martial Spirit. I’ll now lash out with my attacks together with my Martial Spirit, and tear you to pieces!”
Lee Changyun smirked as the Ferocious Lightning Eagle Martial Spirit behind him growled at the sky; it flapped its wings while grabbing onto Lee Changyun’s shoulders with his blurry claws and taking flight.
In that instant, under the movement speed boost from the Ferocious Lightning Eagle Martial Spirit, Lee Changyun’s speed increased rapidly; he sprang at Qin Nan like a gust of wind.
Such crazy speed; even Mystical Eight Steps is not enough to escape from it.
After realizing this, Qin Nan withdrew the Mystical Eight Steps and stood on the spot; his eyes staring calmly at Lee Changyun.
Lee Changyun—who saw Qin Nan remained stationary in place—yelled out with excitement, “Qin Nan, it is an honor for you to die by my hands. I’ll now show you my powerful ability: Exploding Avalanche Punch!”
Following this roar, Lee Changyun’s figure dived toward Qin Nan instantly; he lashed out with his punch against Qin Nan with incredible force.
This punch was utterly different than the previous one.
Not only did this punch contain Lee Changyun’s full might, it was also filled with an exploding aura, as if it was able to shatter anything; the attack was extremely overwhelming.
Ordinary cultivations in the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm could not withstand this attack.
“Exploding Avalanche Punch? Very well, I’m quite glad to see how powerful the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm is!”
Qin Nan advanced forward instead of falling back; his whole body was filled with a strong will to battle. He drew out the saber from his waist instantly, unleashing the Saber Intent which had reached the Perfection Stage of One with the Saber, and it instantly spread into the surroundings unnoticed.
At that moment, Qin Nan slashed with his blade, producing a loud, shocking BANG; countless Saber Intents in the form of icy cold flashes, poured down from above.
Following this, Lee Changyun’s expression changed instantly; the previous excitement on his face was replaced by a horrified expression, “Wasn’t… wasn’t your saber intent in the Greater Success Stage? How is it in the Perfection Stage…. AHHHH!”
Lee Changyun cried in pain before he could even finish his sentence.
This single slash from the Perfection Stage of One with the Saber had immediately overpowered Lee Changyun’s Exploding Avalanche Punch; countless Saber Intents landed on Lee Changyun’s body.
Even with the strength of the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm, Lee Changyun’s body was sent flying from the attacks of the Perfection Stage Saber Intent; in just a blink of an eye, countless wounds could be seen on his body.
“Qin Nan, how dare you conceal your true strength; you’ve achieved the Perfection Stage of One with the Saber. Even though I’m not strong enough to face you now, I’ll gather the others along with Ling Zixiao, and you will be a dead man soon!” Lee Changyun shrieked and unleashed his Martial Spirit, trying to escape.
He was clear that it was not wise to face Qin Nan who had reached the Perfection Stage of One with the Saber. If he continued to fight, he would surely die.
Therefore, Lee Changyun decided to run away without further hesitation.
However, Lee Changyun felt like his heart was bleeding non-stop. Those are five Violet Flame Flowers; it’s such a waste that they will end up in Qin Nan’s hands.
“Trying to escape?”
Qin Nan grinned coldly staring at Lee Changyun’s back.
In the following second, Qin Nan’s aura switched thoroughly ferocious; he gathered all his might in the saber in his hand, and lashed out with an attack after three breaths’ time.
With a swush, the saber attack materialized into a dragon soaring into the sky.
The woods were instantly filled with coldness.
This attack was the only skill that was written in the book of the Flying Saber Art: Hundred Steps Soaring Saber.
The Hundred Steps Soaring Saber was able to kill anything within a hundred steps when used; it was imperious and difficult to escape from.
At that moment, Lee Changyun—who was now sixty meters away—let out a sigh of relief after realizing that Qin Nan was not behind him any longer. With my Ferocious Lightning Eagle, even if Qin Nan had a terrifying movement technique, he still couldn’t catch up to my speed.
As soon as he thought there was no more danger, Lee Changyun immediately cursed in his mind, “This Qin Nan is such contemptible trash, to conceal his strength like that. This kind of trash deserves to die, I’ll make him pay for it the time…”
Before Lee Changyun could finish his words, his body stiffened and his face filled with terror.
Before he could react, a flying saber accompanied by a frosty aura came toward him fast and penetrated his back; the Saber Intent in it thoroughly destroyed Lee Changyun’s internal organs.
“You… You… You… You…”
Lee Changyun turned around with all his might, and stared at Qin Nan with a shocked and terrified expression—he could not come up with any other words apart from saying ‘you’.
What happened just then?
Where did this flying saber come from, giving him the killing blow?
What kind of Martial Skill had this Qin Nan mastered to have such terrifying power?
At this instant, Lee Changyun reminded himself how disdainful he was in facing Qin Nan before, causing him to be extremely regretful. Despite that, it was pointless to have any regrets now.
After letting out a cry in agony, Lee Changyun’s body dropped to the ground, completely dead.