Book 8 Chapter 72 The Undying Phoenix
“Quick! Let’s go outside the city.”
“Mrs. Teng, you can head there on this bird.”
The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal and the Great Elder, Mu Wang, leaped out of the window on the third floor. They dashed outside Tianfeng City, leaving two streaks of afterimages.
Li Jun was extremely worried. She carried the huge wooden box and instructed hastily, “Little Ping, Ah Dong, let’s go first. Ah Shou… hurry out the city by yourself.”
With this, Li Jun, Fu Yuping, and Yang Dong hopped onto the Whole Gale Eagle’s back at the same time.
Although the Whole Gale Eagle’s body was huge, it could barely carry three people. However, this was only because Li Jun and Fu Yuping were slender, while Yang Dong was still a teenager. Whereas, if it were Teng Qingshan and Teng Shou, the two extremely tall and massive fellas, the eagle’s back would have been fully occupied.
The Whole Gale Eagle flapped its wings and flew rapidly eastward into the violent snowstorm. Teng Shou, who had reached the beginning phase of the Supreme Force, dashed out of the restaurant. Then like a monkey, he leaped and ran nimbly on the rooftops of the buildings in the city at an extremely fast speed.
As Teng Shou looked toward the east, he said to himself, “The Blue Luan flew so fast. It only cares about seeing teacher and the Tianfeng Martial Immortal fight.”
TLN: Omg. Teng Shou reached the beginning phase of the Supreme Force!!! Do you think it’s possible that he could be even more talented than Teng Qingshan?
Teng Shou had originally wanted to ride the Blue Luan, but unfortunately, the Blue Luan had already flew outside the city.
The east city gate, which was wide enough for several dozen people walk through shoulder to shoulder, seemed too small now. Instead, many cultivators, travellers, and citizens in Tianfeng City rushed out through the gigantic hole which Teng Qingshan and the Tianfeng Martial Immortal had created in the several-dozen-Zhang-long city wall while fighting.
“Where is Qingshan?” Li Jun sat on the Whole Gale Eagle’s back as she endeavored to look down at the ground outside the city. However, a great amount of snow filled the sky, and Li Jun’s eyesight wasn’t as good as that of Teng Qingshan. So, she couldn’t find the location of the fight straight away.
“Blue Luan.” In the sky, Li Jun spotted the Blue Luan, which looked like a ball of fire, and thought to herself, “If Blue Luan is there, Qingshan and the Tianfeng Martial Immortal must be battling in the region below it.”
Li Jun immediately ordered the Whole Gale Eagle to fly over. On the back of the eagle, Li Jun, Fu Yuping, and Yang Dong all saw the horrifying scene happening below.
Teng Qingshan was like a mud fish. Not only did he dodge like a mudfish, his body also slithered like a slippery mud fish. With a twirl, incredibly powerful waves of strength burst forth through his two python-like arms, sending the Reincarnation Spear toward the Tianfeng Martial Immortal at an unimaginable angle.
The tip of the spear swirled, producing enough force to pierce through a hill!
“Clang~~” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal blocked it easily. He even borrowed the momentum and made himself even faster.
“Hmph!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal moved like a ghost, leaving behind several dozen afterimages as he looped around Teng Qingshan.
“As expected, a fight with an Emptiness Realm Expert can allow one to find their own weakness more accurately.” Teng Qingshan secretly felt a sense of joy as he said to himself, “I have perceived my advantage and avoided my weakness. This way, I can exhibit a greater strength!” The brief fight already caused Teng Qingshan to discover many things.
The advantages the Tianfeng Martial Immortal held were that he moved quickly and weirdly, and possessed a stronger body art. Additionally, his sword art could instantly send out bursts of extremely powerful force.
Although Teng Qingshan himself wasn’t as fast and didn’t possess a body art as strong as that of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal, he was able to fight against the Tianfeng Martial Immortal when he performed the Vermillion Metal Tiger Roar using his Reincarnation Spear. However, a long preparation time was necessary to performance it. Unlike the ‘Pursuing Shadows’ and the ‘Toxic Dragon Drill,’ the Vermillion Metal Tiger Roar couldn’t be performed instantly.
However, Teng Qingshan had advantages as well.
His body was extremely strong! Additionally, his body had the ultimate flexibility. Moreover, the Fire Elemental Dao and the Metal Elemental Dao reached the culmination stage, while his Water Elemental Dao and the Earth Elemental Dao had also attained some achievements.
Since Teng Qingshan’s body was strong, he wasn’t afraid of clashing against the Tianfeng Martial Immortal directly. The rebound of each clash produced an impact which could wound the Tianfeng Martial Immortal somewhat.
Teng Qingshan’s flexibility made up for the deficiency of his body art.
“Haha, Helian. You attained the Emptiness Realm over two hundred years ago, yet you are only this strong?” While fighting at close combat, Teng Qingshan attacked the Tianfeng Martial Immortals with words as well. Moreover, it must be said that Teng Qingshan’s words really struck a nerve with the Tianfeng Martial Immortal.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s face turned cold. His heart filled with anger and bitterness as he thought to himself, “How did this Teng Qingshan improve at such a fast speed? It has only been several months! Back then on Ox-Head Mountain, I was able mess with him without even using my sword. However, just within these few months…!”
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal had thought that Teng Qingshan would need several years to be capable of threatening him.
“Moreover, his body is extremely strange. Occasionally, his body seems to have no bones, allowing him to dodge and attack in a strange manner!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s head was aching. He had never met an expert with such a strange body. “I originally planned to seize this chance and kill him today, but I didn’t expect that even defeating him would be hard!”
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal was resentful!
He was also bitter!
“If this were to continue, Teng Qingshan will definitely grow stronger. He is set against the Tianfeng Clan. Therefore, in the future, the Tianfeng Clan…” The more the Tianfeng Martial Immortal thought, the more anxious he became.
The two clashed again.
“Haha, Helian, take this attack again.” Teng Qingshan was like a prehistoric monster. He leaped up and simultaneously lifted the Reincarnation Spear in his hands high up. It was as though he was Pangu, the mythical figure which had split the heaven and the earth apart, lifting up the Splitting Mountain Axe. The strength of Teng Qingshan’s entire body and the Power of the Heavens and the Earth instantly surged and enveloped him, making him look like a golden blaze war god!
Then the strike landed.
“Hmph!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal smiled gloomily and coldly as he said, “It’s a long spear, but you are hitting with the shaft? Such a fool. I will break your spear shaft!” The tip of the long spear naturally had the strongest piercing force.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal slashed rapidly with his divine sword which was enveloped by a twirling glow.
Due to the incredible toughness of the shaft, when the shaft of the Reincarnation Spear and the divine sword clashed, it stimulated a powerful and quick vibration. This then instantly transmitted a weird but gentle force through the divine sword to the right arm of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. All of a sudden, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal was unable to control his right arm. His facial expression changed drastically, and with the tips of his feet on the ground, he immediately backed away quickly. The ghastly silver and grey glow, which enveloped the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s body, began vibrating extremely rapidly, continuously endeavoring to eliminate this force!
It was the Metal Elemental Spear Art of the Five Elemental Spear Arts of Xing Yi—Mountain Slasher！
Out of the five Elemental Spear Arts, the Mountain Slasher was the only move which utilized something similar to a gentle and reserved force which could strike an ox that was blocked by a mountain. This move could pierce through the opponent’s external defense instantly and attack their vital organs. This was what Teng Qingshan had done when he fought against the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. Now that his Metal Elemental Dao had reached the culmination stage, Teng Qingshan once again gained a greater understanding about the move, Mountain Slasher.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal had already retreated a hundred Zhang away and was standing amidst the snow with a pallid countenance.
“Blargh!” He inadvertently spouted a mouthful of bright red blood.
“Haha, what do you think about my move?” Teng Qingshan said with a hearty laugh. Simultaneously, he dashed toward the Tianfeng Martial Immortal like a streak of lightning and once again swung the Reincarnation Spear in his hand.
“Teng Qingshan, I want you to die!!!” The Tianfeng Martial immortal thundered furiously.
The inexhaustible snowflakes in the sky suddenly gathered crazily toward the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. When the skyful of snowflakes gathered together, it caused the area around the Tianfeng Martial Immortal up to 100 Zhang away to become completely dark. With bloody red eyes, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal gripped his sword with both of his hands. At this moment, the ghastly grey glow and the silver light flashed alternately.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal darted out.
This caused Teng Qingshan’s expression to change. His speed was no match against that of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal.
“You want me to die? Dream on!” Right now, the thing Teng Qingshan was the least afraid of was a forceful clash!
After taking a deep breath, Teng Qingshan felt the strength in his body vibrate. He was like a volcano preparing, storing up energy, and aiming to cause a great explosion in an instant!
During such a moment of life or death, Teng Qingshan gained a new understanding of how to utilize the move, Vermillion Tiger Roar.
“Die!” With a fierce expression, Teng Qingshan roared angrily.
The energy within his body burst out instantly like a volcanic eruption! The Reincarnation Spear in his hands twisted forcefully, seeming to have turned into a gigantic python struggling between life and death. The flowing gold and red light immediately encircled the spear shaft, and the faint roar of a tiger was heard. At this moment, Teng Qingshan’s clothes expanded, and the veins on his forehead popped out. With a force which could tear the heavens and the earth apart, the Reincarnation Spear pierced forward!
While Teng Qingshan was performing the ‘Vermillion Metal Tiger Roar’ with all his might, the Blue Luan, who was examining the fight in mid-air, quivered slightly. Recently, it had started watching Teng Qingshan practice the Fire Elemental Fist everyday. Additionally, the Blue Luan naturally had a great aptitude for understanding the Fire Elemental Dao.
It had been watching everyday and had gained some understanding. Unknowingly, it had already reached the final threshold of the dao.
The Blue Luan’s entire body suddenly began to burn. The flames on the surface of its body was actually a horrifying purple. The flames outside the purple flames were black and purple, while the flames outside the black and purple flames were black again. The flames which enveloped the Blue Luan’s body intensified and became increasingly bigger. The great amount of snow evaporated before it even drew close to the Blue Luan.
Not many people noticed the changes that the Blue Luan was going through. Additionally, at this moment, there weren’t many people watching the fight between Teng Qingshan and the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. There were only a few hundred as most people are still on their way here. Li Jun had already descended to the ground. She was with the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal and the others among the group of people watching the fight.
“Oh, no!” Seeing that the Tianfeng Martial Immortal had gone crazy, the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal’s countenance changed.
“What’s wrong?” Li Jun was worried.
“The Tianfeng Martial Immortal is going all out.” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal stared into the distance and expounded, “Based on what I just saw, it’s obvious that he’s about to use some special technique. I reckon that the technique will cause damage to his body and ‘Spirit.’ However, his ‘Spirit’ has actually swirled up all the snowflakes within a distance of several Li and gathered it within an area of one hundred Zhang. This is bad!”
Before his words finished…
A region faraway in the distance, covered in fiery, golden, grey, and silver glows as well as many swirling lights suddenly exploded. A figure was tossed a distance of two to three Li away, flying extremely rapidly like a shooting star, while the other figure was blasted several dozen Zhang away.
“Qingshan!” Li Jun was astonished.
The one who was tossed a distance of two to three Li away was Teng Qingshan. Presently, Teng Qingshan’s face appeared pale white and blood trickled from the corner of his mouth.
“Haha… Helian, this move is powerful, but can you do it again?” Teng Qingshan’s body was covered with blood, yet he still howled with laughter as he flew toward the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. Teng Qingshan’s body was incredibly strong to the extent that even if he was hurt, his body would recover at a very fast speed.
“You still won’t die!” After performing the technique, the pale Tianfeng Martial Immortal coughed up a mouthful of blood. He was extremely furious.
Right at this moment…
“Eh?” Teng Qingshan looked up at the sky, astounded.
“This isn’t right.” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal also felt that the snow in his vicinity had stopped completely.
The temperature was increasing and the accumulated snow on the ground began to melt. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal then looked up at the sky. However, the two Martial Immortals were not the only ones looking up toward the sky. Almost a thousand people gathered outside the city and the several ten thousand people who were still running out the city all looked up toward the sky!
A huge sphere of fire covering a distance of one Li hovered in midair, causing the snowflakes in its vicinity to completely vanish.
The closer the flames were to the center of the sphere, the hotter they were. The huge divine bird was at the center of the sphere of fire, enveloped by the purple flames, black-purple flames, black flames, and white flames…