Book 8 Chapter 58 The Tianfeng Martial Immortal
“We are simply not of the same calibre!
Teng Qingshan merely met the gaze of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal before he exploded forth with an astounding speed, rapidly appearing by Li Jun’s side. Using both his hands, he hugged Li Jun with one and grabbed hold of the large metal chest with the other. Then he leaped upwards onto the back of the Blue Luan.
“Planning to escape, are you?” An indifferent voice, which initially sounded distant, was now right beside Teng Qingshan’s ear.
“How fast!!” Teng Qingshan was still in midair. Before he even reached the Blue Luan, he sensed the presence of the man shooting toward him at a rapid pace. “This is bad. There isn’t enough time…… I’m afraid his attack will reach me before I even reach Blue Luan’s back.”
“Blue Luan!” Teng Qingshan hollered. Simultaneously, he threw both Li Jun and the huge metal chest toward the Blue Luan.
The Blue Luan let out a screech. It then proceeded to lightly gouge out a few tiny holes on the surface of the metal chest with its talons, gripping it firmly while carrying Li Jun on its back cautiously.
“Kid, prepare to die.”
The black cloak donned by the Tianfeng Martial Immortal fluttered in the wind, and a ghastly glint flashed in the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s eyes as he swooped down toward Teng Qingshan.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal charged toward Teng Qingshan like an eagle swooping down to kill a chick.
Under this kind of frightening pressure, a normal Martial Saint would have already been so afraid that they’d long have lost all will to fight, not even daring to retaliate.
In response to the Tianfeng Martial Immortals actions, Teng Qingshan’s gaze sharpened like a blade. He then exerted a burst of strength at his waist and twisted his body in midair, allowing him a brief instant of being suspended in the air. Simultaneously, Teng Qingshan swiftly equipped the Reincarnation Spear. Then he brought out the strength of his whole body to its limits and let out his ‘Vermillion Tiger Roar’ which he had practiced countless times.
A strong burst of fire elemental Supreme Force burst forth in a fierce wave, enveloping the tip of the Reincarnation Spear and rotating in a condensed, congruent way. The entire shaft of the reincarnation spear was akin to that of a twisting and turning fiery dragon. A powerful force transmitted through the shaft to the tip of the spear and then finally merged and coagulated with the Supreme Force, which was swirling and condensing on the spearhead. In this instance, when Teng Qingshan, who had created the 8th move of the 《Fire Element Fist》 , performed this move, there was the feeling of a volcanic eruption!
The powerful fire elemental force instantly disappeared and condensed into a singularity on the tip of the spear, causing even the space to rumble and distort. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s originally haughty and arrogant face revealed a trace of astonishment. “Emptiness Realm!”
He could clearly sense that Teng Qingshan’s spear attack already had the strength of a Novice Emptiness Realm Expert.
“Haha……” The Tianfeng Martial immortal let out a roar of laughter.
With a wave, he transformed into a grey streak of light
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal was even faster than Teng Qingshan’s spear attack. The Tianfeng Martial immortal’s right hand smacked the tip of the Reincarnation spear, and the resulting impact was so strong that Teng Qingshan’s hands became numb and painful, unable to hold on to the spear anymore.
The Reincarnation spear was immediately swatted far away.
“How……” Teng Qingshan’s expression changed drastically
The Vermillion Tiger Roar wasTeng Qingshan’s most powerful technique. After the creation of the eighth move of the 《Fire Element Fist》, the prowess of the Vermillion Tiger Roar had become even more frightening. Before Teng Qingshan even reached the Emptiness Realm, the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal had already proclaimed Teng Qingshan had the strength of an Novice Emptiness Realm expert. So, Teng Qingshan had been confident that…… this spear attack would have the ability to threaten Novice Emptiness Realm Experts.
However…… the spear had been sent flying with just one smack?
Even though the progression of the battle seemed slow, in actuality, the exchange of blows between the Tianfeng Martial immortal and Teng Qingshan was lightning fast. When the Reincarnation Spear flew away, the Blue Luan had just begun carrying Li Jun.
“Screech~~” The Blue Luan started to fly further away quickly.
“Hey kid, have you attained the Emptiness Realm?” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal gazed at Teng Qingshan in astonishment.
“Boom!” Teng Qingshan landed heavily on the ground.
“However, why haven’t you reached the Harmonization of the Spirit with the Heavens and the Earth?” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal was puzzled. Following this, he started laughing. “Oh, yes. You were a Martial Saint only a short while ago. Heh, it seems that you have only just attained the Emptiness Realm and have not had time to achieve Harmonization of the Spirit with the Heaven and the Earth.”
If a person was capable of communicating with the heavens and the earth, and also possessed inexhaustible True Origin, they would be considered as an Emptiness Realm Expert.
However, there were actually Emptiness Realm Experts who believed an authentic Emptiness Realm Expert was someone who had achieved Harmonization of the Spirit with the Heavens and Earth, and also possessed inexhaustible True Origin.
It was actually quite simple to achieve “Harmonization of the Spirit with the Heavens andthe Earth.” Once a person was capable of communicating with the heavens and the earth, and possessed inexhaustible True Origin, he would be able to achieve “Harmonization of the Spirit with the Heavens and the Earth” after a certain period of time.
Once he landed on the surface, Teng Qingshan immediately use his Qing Gong to flee at a high speed. “This Tianfeng Martial Immortal is just too powerful. He must have attained Emptiness Realm a very long time ago. He casually deflected even my strongest spear attack…… Fighting with him is basically suicidal.” Teng Qingshan retrieved his Reincarnation Spear and continued fleeing at an extreme speed.
Every step taken he took covered 70-80 Zhang. So, in two to three steps, he had already traversed one Li!
After a couple of flashes, his silhouette was nowhere to be seen.
“Thinking of escaping?”
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal smiled. One moment, he was standing still at the same spot, and in the next, there was only a flickering blurry grey afterimage.
“Eh?” Teng Qingshan suddenly stopped.
On a mountain top ahead of him, there stood a long-haired man, as his robes fluttered in the breeze.
“He’s too fast.” Teng Qingshan felt that the situation was turning for the worse.
The Reincarnation Spear did a 180-degree flip and drilled downwards. Like a dormouse, Teng Qingshan dug directly into the mountainous soil.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal smiled and stamped his foot on the ground suddenly.
“Boom~~~~” The surrounding boulders and even the mountainous ground split apart, and a hole with a radius of 10 Zhang appeared. Teng Qingshan paled at the sight of the strength of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s one foot. “This Tianfeng Immortal is really too powerful.” A hole with a diameter of 10 Zhang was not the most ridiculous part. The most ridiculous thing was that…
Even though Teng Qingshan was 3 Zhang underground, the tremors were still capable of harming him.
Stepping hastily on the shattered ground, a figure fled to over 10 Zhang away.
“What can I do? How can I escape… How can I escape?” Even with all the strengths that Teng Qingshan had unleashed, they were all jokes before the Emptiness Realm expert, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal.
Although Teng Qingshan had dared to jump off from such a high height, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal had also jumped down from the back of the bird-type demonic beast but with a different degree of effortlessness… He’d done it incomparably effortlessly.
What about his escaping speed?
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal was probably more than twice as fast as Teng Qingshan. So, how was Teng Qingshan supposed to flee?
“Teng Qingshan, your natural aptitudes and your speed of training are the best amongst all I have ever seen. I can tell that your age probably does not exceed 60. For you to be at such a young age and to have already stepped into the Emptiness Realm, it really makes me admire you! Unfortunately, you are working too closely with that old man, Mu of the Rising Sun Trading Company. He probably intends to deal with me once you’re even stronger.”
The voice of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal rang out beside Teng Qingshan’s ear, sounding as if he were right beside Teng Qingshan.
“What is this technique? Sound Transmission?”
Teng Qingshan felt that it was inconceivable.
For him to reach the Emptiness realm…
That was in another realm of existence altogether. Even though Teng Qingshan could be said to be comparable to Novice Emptiness Realm Experts with regard to his explosive force behind attacks… However, when it came down to the innate abilities and techniques of the Emptiness Realm, he was still far too lacking.
“Since this is the case, I will send you on your way today. Heh, heh. There is also a sense of accomplishment in killing a genius expert..”
As soon as the Tianfeng Martial Immortal stopped talking…
All of sudden, a shadow appeared before Teng Qingshan at a speed so fast that he was unable to perceive.
“Boom!” At a lightning fast speed, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal kicked Teng Qingshan’s chest.
Teng Qingshan barely managed to get both his hands in front of him in time to block the attack.
To Teng Qingshan, that strike was like the impact from a meteorite. The protective Supreme Force on the surface of his body instantly dispersed from the shock, while his clothes immediately ruptured and burst open. The Nine Leaf Red Lotus, which had been hidden under his clothes, was also split open. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s cannoned Teng Qingshan away with such ferocity that he landed on a faraway mountain wall.
“Boom!” A human-shaped crater appeared on the mountain rampart.
“Once you are dead, you are worthless.”
With his black hunting robes billowing in the air, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal gazed toward the human-shaped cavity in the mountain wall and smiled. The outline of his figure blurred, and he soon appeared beside the Nine Leaf Red Lotus. At this point in time, the leaves of the Nine Leaf Red Lotus had already disintegrated, only leaving behind the perfectly intact black pearl-like lotus seed.
“Teacher.” During this moment, the Steel Sword Martial Saint, Helian Haoyan, had finally caught up.
The Steel Sword Martial Saint was not the only one who had arrived. The Rising Sun Martial Saint, Mu Wang, the Martial Saintess, Jian Yan, as well as Fu Dao, had all arrived and were silently spectating this scene.
“Sigh……” Mu wang sighed.
“I can’t believe that one of the strongest of this generation just died.” Jiang Yan’s eyes contained a hint of sadness.
Fu Dao, on the other hand, simply stood there silently.
Nobody believed that…… Teng Qingshan would be able to survive after receiving a strike full of killing intent from the Tianfeng Martial Immortal.
The Steel Sword Martial Saint, Helian Haoyan, stepped beside his teacher, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal, who was retrieving the 9 lotus seeds with a smile. Then suddenly, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal creased his brows. “Eh, he’s still not dead? How is this possible?”
“Teacher? Teng Qingshan is still not dead?” Helian Haoyan was full of shock.
“En. However, it will be settled with just another attack.” the Tianfeng Martial Immortal smiled indifferently and declared, “If I want the person before me to live, he will live. But if I want him to die, he will definitely die.”
As he spoke, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal headed toward the hole.
Teng Qingshan had an astonishing hearing ability, and he’d already heard all the words which had been spoken outside. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s kick had been really powerful and had shattered Teng Qingshan’s protective force easily. Even if it were a Novice Emptiness Realm Expert who was kicked, he would definitely die once his defences were penetrated.
However, Teng Qingshan was different!
He had already pushed his physical body to the utmost limits of what humans were able to achieve. Moreover, he possessed tremendous power, with every single cell of his containing reserves of Supreme Force.
The typical Inner Martial Arts expert already had an extremely strong vitality. He would still be able to survive for awhile even after being shot in the heart, let alone Teng Qingshan who had already reached the apex! His vitality had already reached the extreme boundary of the human body…… and was even more astonishing than a cockroach’s.
“Rumble~~” Teng Qingshan suddenly slammed toward the mountain, tunneling an escape route through and subsequently rushing out from the opposite side.
“You sure do know how to resist.” With three flashes, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal had already crossed the mountain which obstructed his way.
Then right at this moment…
“Screeeech~” An intense cry of a bird suddenly resounded through the air.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal turned around…
…And saw the Blue Luan, without Li Jun on its back nor the metal chest in its claws, flying toward the great snow-white condor. The great condor let out an intense screech and swooped down at an extreme speed toward the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. However, even though they were both Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beasts, the speed of the Blue Luan, who was the king of all bird-type demonic beasts, was much faster than the speed of the Snow Feathered Condor.
The Blue Luan opened its mouth and spewed out a black and purple colored blaze.
“Screech~~” The Snow Feathered Condor screeched and fled toward the Tianfeng Martial Immortal like a bullied child looking for the protection of his parents.
The facial expression of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal, who was usually indifferent, changed drastically as he chided loudly, “Sinister beast!!!”
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal couldn’t even bother pursuing and killing Teng Qingshan. He immediately dashed over, wishing to protect the Snow Feathered Condor.
“Sizzle~~~” Enveloped by the black and purple blaze, the Snow Feathered Condor’s tough feathers burned. As the Golden Dan Innate bird-type demonic beast screeched pathetically, it was burned into ashes within a second!
The Blue Luan was indeed the king of the bird-type demonic beasts.
“Sinister beast!!!” When the Tianfeng Martial Immortal saw the Snow Feathered Condor die, his eyes widened.
Was it that easy to subdue a Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast?
“Screech~~~” The Blue Luan screeched once and glided beautifully in an arc, then it dashed unexpectedly toward the Steel Sword Martial Saint, Helian Haoyan.