Chapter 59 - Complete Wipeout
Qin Nan was expressionless; he was not affected by the attack, and he continued to execute his Mystical Eight Steps without any further actions.
Mystical Eight Steps was a highly ranked movement technique, not to mention the fact that Qin Nan had mastered it to the Perfection Stage, simplifying a hundred steps into eight steps—with every step he took, his position would mystically change. His movement was unpredictable and as fast as lightning, giving his enemies a hard time to try and capture his whereabouts.
Although Wang Meng was powerful, all his attacks had been dodged by Qin Nan with ease.
After the time it took half an incense to burn, Wang Meng ran out of patience. His face was twisted with a cruel expression as he let out a deep roar, “Qin Nan, stop running around like a tortoise withdrawing its head into its shell. Fight me like a real man!”
At that instant, Wang Meng was furious and full of shame.
Who was he?
He was ranked ninth among the top ten geniuses, but Qin Nan was able to muck around with just a movement technique, treating him like a joke.
The fact was, it was not Wang Meng’s fault at all. The problem was because Wang Meng had never learned any movement technique, and his Martial Spirit happened to be a sword-type Martial Spirit, unlike Lee Changyun’s Ferocious Lightning Eagle which was able to increase one’s speed; hence, Wang Meng had a hard time to catch up with Qin Nan’s speed.
Xiao Leng and the other two disciples now looked at Qin Nan differently after witnessing this scene.
Previously, they assumed Qin Nan stood no chance battling Wang Meng.
However, with just a movement technique, Qin Nan was able to fool around in the midst of the battle.
“Hmph, Wang Meng, if you’re good enough, try to beat Qin Nan with speed.” Xiao Leng felt like laughing after hearing Wang Meng’s words.
Meanwhile, Xiao Leng’s attitude toward Qin Nan had improved slightly; at least Qin Nan was not conceited and smug as he had assumed he was.
Wang Meng’s face turned cold after hearing these words, but he could not find anything to say to refute it.
In this current situation, Qin Nan would only stop moving and fight him straight on if he were an idiot.
However, Qin Nan’s action the next moment was utterly shocking.
Qin Nan’s figure came to a stop as he looked smilingly at Wang Meng and said, “If you say so, then I’ll stop running around and face you upfront.”
After seeing this, Xiao Leng was astonished and left speechless, “Qin Nan, you…”
He was so angry that he could not find any words after this.
Just a moment ago, he had a very different view of Qin Nan; he did not expect in the next moment, Qin Nan would reveal his true colors of such a cocksure and smug person.
Doesn’t Qin Nan know that with his current cultivation, it’s guaranteed that he would die facing Wang Meng upfront?
Doesn’t Qin Nan know that his current action will cost him his life?
The other disciples were also utterly shocked after witnessing the scene; they never thought Qin Nan would be so stubborn when his life was at stake.
Wang Meng was lost in his thoughts momentarily, before he burst out laughing, “HAHAHA, Qin Nan, now that you’ve said so, you must not regret it if you’re a real man. Now is the time to show you how strong I, Wang Meng, am!”
While being immersed in the excitement, Wang Meng immediately stepped forward and lashed out with his strongest attack, as he was worried Qin Nan would not keep to his word.
Wang Meng reached out his hand and grabbed the Icy Sword Martial Spirit in his hand; a stream of Sword Intent was emitted from his body, producing a frosty aura.
“Flying Faerie Slash, Ultimate Freezing Strike!”
Wang Meng let out a loud roar; his aura had reached his peak, as his figure flashed forward and lashed out at Qin Nan.
At the tip of his sword, a frosty Saber Intent was unleashed, as if it was going to freeze the woods completely.
Xiao Leng and the other two disciples shivered at almost the same time.
Xiao Leng stared in disbelief with his eyes opened wide, “How is this possible? Wang Meng, you have actually mastered the Frosty Sword Art, being able to execute this ability…”
Xiao Leng suddenly realized something in the midst of his shock and yelled, “Qin Nan, run!”
Meanwhile, Wang Meng burst out laughing, “Run? It’s too late for that now! Qin Nan, previously you could just turn our battle into a draw by relying on your movement technique. However, due to your smug attitude, you chose to face me straight on instead. Now is my chance to show you my true power!”
Wang Meng’s aura turned arrogant, as if Qin Nan was already a dead man in his eyes.
In addition to this, the two disciples were extremely excited after seeing this.
They both knew how powerful Wang Meng’s attack was; hence, there was no way Qin Nan could escape even if he had wings to fly away. His death was guaranteed.
While thinking of the benefits they would receive after killing Qin Nan, the two were further enlightened, causing their faces to turn red.
However, at that instant, Qin Nan moved; a terrifying Saber Intent was unleashed from his body. It was imperious and powerful.
Furthermore, eight golden rays appeared behind Qin Nan; the human figure of the Divine Battle Spirit could be seen floating in the air behind him, which unleashed a forceful aura into Qin Nan’s body.
This was Qin Nan’s strongest current appearance; the floating Divine Battle Spirit together with the Saber Intent from his Perfection Stage of One with the Saber.
His sudden change of appearance caused Xiao Leng to be shocked—the two disciples were both stunned too.
They never expected to witness such a frightening aura burst out from Qin Nan’s body, one which caused them to feel coldness in their hearts.
The laugh on Wang Meng’s smile vanished as he said in a shocked tone, “Is this… is this… the Perfection Stage of One with the Saber? How…”
Before he could finish the sentence, Qin Nan started to attack, slashing with his saber that was initially on his waist.
A frosty reflection of the saber could be seen as a forceful Saber Intent was fired at Wang Meng; it felt like a giant beast tearing at Wang Meng, trying to engulf him.
An overwhelming sense of terror appeared in Wang Meng’s mind, as he yelled instinctively, “Frosty Sword Art… Kill kill kill kill…”
However, even though Wang Meng executed the strongest skill of the Frosty Sword Art after he lost his mind, even though he had mastered the most powerful skill of the art, nothing could be done facing the slash from Qin Nan. Wang Meng’s attack was completely devoured by the terrifying Saber Intent.
A shrill cry was heard; Wang Meng’s body was torn in half by the Saber Intent, resulting in a rain of blood.
Xiao Leng and the other two disciples were utterly stunned by the scene.
Their minds went completely blank; they could only remember the sudden flash of the saber, which caused them to feel a bone-chilling coldness, as if they were in an ice cellar.
After a prolonged period of time, Xiao Leng finally collected his thoughts, although he still wore a shocked expression, “Qin… Qin Nan, did you really master the Perfection Stage of One with the Saber? Did you just kill Wang Meng with a single attack?”
The other two disciples finally reacted after hearing the words. Their gazes toward Qin Nan were no longer filled with disdain, but with great fear and terror.
How intimidating was the Perfection Stage of One with the Saber?
Even super geniuses like Ling Zixiao and Huang Long would still not have mastered the Perfection Stage of One with the Weapon.
However, this Qin Nan before them had mastered it. Furthermore, he had slain Wang Meng—the ninth rank among the top ten geniuses—with just a single slash by using the Saber Intent of his Perfection Stage of One with the Saber.
The two disciples reacted at the same time; they let out a cry and unleashed their Martial Spirit, running away from Qin Nan with all their might.
They were absolutely terrified of Qin Nan, who was able to kill Wang Meng with just a single attack, without even really fighting him.
If even Wang Meng died before him, how would they match against his strength?
Xiao Leng was slightly stunned, as he was still immersed in the shock from Qin Nan’s display of his power. As he recovered from the shock, his expression changed and he said, “Damn it, they were fast to run away…”
In just a short period of time, the two disciples had traveled eighty meters away from them.
Even Xiao Leng had no chance of catching up if he were to chase now.
Despite that, a cold voice was heard, “Trying to run?”
The one speaking was none other than Qin Nan.
An icy flicker could be seen within Qin Nan’s eyes, who was staring at the two disciples; with the sheath in his left hand and the saber in his right, he immersed himself in the state of One with the Saber. Once again, the Perfection Stage Saber Intent was emitted, producing a menacing aura that encapsulated the whole jungle.
Xiao Leng was shocked seeing this, and instinctively asked, “Qin Nan, what are you trying to do?”
After asking the question, a sudden thought came to him as he looked unbelieving at Qin Nan.
Is this Qin Nan trying to kill the two disciples despite the incredible distance?
The two disciples had already traveled eighty meters away from them; even a ninth-layer Body Tempering Realm expert would have trouble killing the two disciples with this distance.
Not to mention Qin Nan’s cultivation base had only reached the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm; it would still be impossible even though he possessed Perfection Stage Saber Intent of One with the Saber!
“Flying Saber Art, Hundred Steps Soaring Saber!”
Qin Nan let out a roar as he gathered his might and Saber Intent into the sheath and the saber in his hands, which were then fired at his targets.
At that instant, it felt like the sheath and the saber had turned into two dragons, soaring into the sky with an incredible speed while they brought a massive force with them.
It also felt like two rays of lightning were released in the woods!
On the other hand, the two disciples let out sighs of relief after they realized they were now eighty meters away. One of them said with a shocked expression, “It was lucky that we reacted and ran away instantly—if not, we would surely be dead by now.”
The other disciple collected his thoughts and said, “Yeah, who would have thought that this Qin Nan is so terrifying; no wonder he’s so cocky.”
However, at that instant, the two disciples’ expressions changed and they turned around after feeling a sense of danger.
As soon as they turned around, they saw two streams of Saber Intent approach them at high speeds; they both failed to react in time.
The faces of the two disciples were filled with utter shock and terror; before they could say anything, they were slain by the two streams of Saber Intent that appeared from nowhere.
Meanwhile, the woods fell silent straight after.