Chapter 816: Artic Withersword
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
In this instant, the phenomenon of the heavens and the earth in the sky underwent a tremendous change.
Another 20 lifelike ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared at the side of the 90 ancient horned dragons, and their imposing manners shot into the sky like a rainbow.
First level Intermediate Water Concept.
The enormous sword soared through the sky while containing the strength of 110 ancient horned dragons!
“Is the strength of 100 ancient horned dragons very strong?” At this moment, it wasn’t just the expression of Li Ji, the concerned party, that went grim as the words Su Li spoke earlier reverberated in his ears, even the surrounding crowd of people couldn’t help but recall what Su Li said earlier.
Never had anyone imagined that Su Li had actually been concealing his strength in the beginning, and the strongest might he was capable of exerting was comparable to the strength of 110 ancient horned dragons.
Before the strength of 110 ancient horned dragons, the strength of 100 ancient horned dragons was nothing indeed.
The enormous sword fiercely collided with the seven foot long spear in Li Ji’s hand, causing the spear to tremble and Li Ji’s palm to split open, and fresh blood sprayed out as his countenance turned ghastly pale.
“AH!” Li Ji opened his mouth with difficulty, and then he spat out a dazzling and resplendent mouthful of blood.
At the same time that he spat out this mouthful of blood, the enormous sword soared through the sky towards him once more!
This sword strike blasted the spear in Li Ji’s hand flying, and then the terrifying force descended down onto his body, causing him to fly out like an arrow that left the bow and be in an extremely sorry state.
When he stood stably once more, his body was already on the verge of collapse, and he didn’t have the strength continue battling Su Li.
“You…have won.” The ghastly pale Li Ji repeatedly coughed a few times, and a mouthful of fresh blood would spray out of his mouth every single time. Obviously, he’d suffered a heavy injury.
Li Ji stared fixedly at the enormous sword that stopped in the distance, and the jade wave like outward appearance of the enormous sword and the fierce aura emitted by it brought extremely great pressure to him.
He knew clearly in his heart that his opponent had shown mercy earlier.
If his opponent didn’t retract his strength in time, then he would have already been annihilated by the enormous sword that soared through the sky.
After Li Ji admitted defeat the enormous sword that was condensed into form from material Water Concept and Sword Concept combined with Origin Energy vanished, and Su Li’s proud figure appeared.
“He’s comprehended two types of Intermediate Concept… This possessor of the number 12 token seems to be a member of the Darkhan Dynasty!”
“Someone in the top 10 has been replaced, and the person that’s replacing him is a member of the Darkhan Dynasty… From now onwards, members of the Darkhan Dynasty have occupied four spots in the top 10.”
“The Darkhan Dynasty is going about to go against what’s normal!”
At the same time that many people sighed with emotion, they couldn’t help but gasp.
The Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was the stage for the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties, yet the Darkhan Dynasty had occupied four of the top 10 positions.
Even if the remaining possessor of the number 13 token was successful in his challenge of one of the young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty, there would still be three people from the Darkhan Dynasty that were ranking in the top 10.
“This fellow Su Li really concealed his strength deeply.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head lightly. It was the first time he’d seen Su Li execute Water Concept, and it was even a Void Interpretation Concept. Even though it was inferior to his Sword Concept, yet it wasn’t much inferior.
“There’s something I’m extremely curious about.” Suddenly, Li Ji who’d just consumed a medicinal pill and recuperated his injuries looked at Su Li and took a deep breath before asking. “Since your full strength is comparable to the strength of 110 ancient horned dragons… Why did you spend so much time to come out from the Illusory Crypt and only obtained the number 12 token?”
The question Li Ji asked was also the question most of the people including Duan Ling Tian wanted to ask.
For a time, all of them looked curiously at Su Li as they wanted to know Su Li’s answer.
“I wanted to try and see which token I would be able to obtain while not utilizing Water Concept.” Su Li replied indifferently before flying off to return to the side of Sword 13 in short moment, and then he stood there silently.
Su Li’s reply caused the corners of Li Ji’s mouth to be unable to refrain from twitching.
If it was any other person, the person would have probably utilized all his ability in the Illusory Crypt, yet this Su Li had actually concealed his strength.
“Willful!” For a time, most people present couldn’t help but arouse the same thought in their hearts.
Su Li’s actions couldn’t be said to not be willful, but he had the ability to be willful!
“Hahahaha…” The Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor was stunned for a moment before laughing with delight, and his laughter was arrogant and willful.
Four of the ten young geniuses from his Darkhan Dynasty had made their way into the top 10 of the martial competition, and he felt proud as the Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty.
“Number 13.” Ning Can glanced indifferently at the possessor of the number 13 token.
Instantly, the possessor of the number 13 token flew out.
The possessor of the number 13 token had good luck earlier and obtained a bye, and it was an emotionless young man in plain clothes and a pair of ordinary eyes that occasionally flashed with a strand of a fierce and bright light.
“Possessor of the number 1 token!” After the young man in plain clothes made an appearance, he targeted Duan Ling Tian directly. Obviously, he was like most people and questioned the accuracy of the number one token in Duan Ling Tian’s possession.
Even though Duan Ling Tian was shocked, he wasn’t surprised that he was challenged, and he directly flew out to stand in confrontation with the young man in plain clothes.
With a raise of his hand, a sword appeared in the hands of the young man in plain clothes, and it was a crimson red sword.
“Grade three spirit sword!” With a single glance, Duan Ling Tian discerned that the sword in the possession of the young man in plain clothes was a grade three spirit sword, and the young man in plain clothes was a sword cultivator just like Su Li.
The young man in plain clothes attacked without the slightest indication and took the initiative to attack to seize the advantage, and he seemed to have transformed into a sharp arrow that was shot out from a heavy bow and had locked onto Duan Ling Tian.
The coldness of the arriving sword seemed to be able to make everything wither as it swept through everything.
Duan Ling Tian’s pupils couldn’t help but constrict as soon as the young man attacked, and it was no other reason than because of this sword skill utilized by the young man in plain clothes.
The Artic Withersword, a low grade Heaven Rank sword kill. Once cultivated, it was able to allow the fierce Sword Concept to develop an extremely cold qi, and it was a cold qi that wasn’t ice yet seemed like ice.
Everything withered in the wake of the sword, and it obtained its name because of this.
This sword skill was the first Heaven Rank martial skill the Rebirth Martial Emperor had encountered in his first lifetime, and the Rebirth Martial Emperor had once relied on this sword skill during his youth to become the number one expert in the younger generation of an area in the Foreign Lands.
Even though he rarely utilized this sword skill later on, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had never forgotten this sword skill that had an extraordinary meaning to him.
When the young man in plain clothes attacked 90 ancient horned dragon silhouettes and a few thousand ancient mammoth silhouettes charged over along with him. They caused the airflow in the air to flow to shake as waves of violent winds were arouse, and it blew onto the robes of all the people in the sky above the combat arena to the point of fluttering in the wind.
However, at this moment, no one was paying attention to this.
Besides the group of people who knew of Duan Ling Tian’s ability, the remaining people stared with concentration at the young man in plain clothes.
All of them were curious about if the young man was really able to defeat Duan Ling Tian, and then replace Duan Ling Tian and seize over the number 1 token.
“Perhaps… I can try it.” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself when facing the attack of the young man, and he made a brave decision.
In the next moment, a sword appeared out of thin air in Duan Ling Tian’s hand, a grade three spirit sword.
“Then I’ll try if the Artic Withersword that’s driven by Sword Concept that has developed cold qi or the Artic Withersword driven by Wind Concept is stronger!” Duan Ling Tian muttered before his gaze abruptly went fierce and shot directly at the young man.
Duan Ling Tian’s figure moved as the sword in his hand shook, and then he struck out instantly to intercept the sword in the hands of the young man that emitted a cold and withering aura.
A similar sword skill was easily executed in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
So long as it was someone with a discerning gaze, they would be able to easily discern that the sword skill Duan Ling Tian executed now was even stronger that the sword skill the young man in plain clothes executed, and it suppressed the young man’s sword skill in terms of stage!
The sword and Sword Concept of the young man was suffused with icy coldness, and they contained a dense withering aura that seemed to be able to make everything wither.
The icy coldness of Duan Ling Tian’s sword and Wind Concept was even coldness, and the withering aura had completely suppressed the withering aura contained within the sword in the young man’s hand.
At the same time that Duan Ling Tian struck out, 91 ancient horned dragon silhouettes dashed out with him in the sky above.
The strength of this strike of Duan Ling Tian’s was only stronger by the strength of a few thousand ancient mammoths when compared to the strength on the young man’s sword.
This little gap in strength could practically be overlooked.
However, the icy coldness and withering aura contained within the Wind Concept on Duan Ling Tian’s sword easily crushed the sword in the young man’s hand that it moved to intercept! And it utterly crushed the young man’s attack!
In just a single strike, the sword in the young man’s hand was sent flying, and his entire body was blasted flying by an enormous force.
At the same time, his hand that held his sword underwent a tremendous change. His young and strong hand started to dry up and seemed to instantly be like the hand of an old man that was already halfway in his grave, extremely aged.
The with withered hand effused out traces of a withering aura, and this aura was still ceaselessly moving up the young man’s arm.
After a short moment, half the arm of the young man had been coiled by the withering aura, and it seemed to have transformed into withered wood.
If this continued on, it probably wouldn’t be too long before his entire arm would be crippled, and it was even to the extent it could possibly spread to his entire body, causing him to become a piece of withered wood that didn’t have the slightest signs of life.
Right when the young man gritted his teeth and waged war with himself as he hesitated on whether to cripple this hand of his, a sword howl that sounded out briefly assaulted him, and it caused the young man to go pale.
The sword light flashed past and the young man’s completely withered part of his arm that seemed to have transformed into rotten wood was severed.
The person that struck out was precisely Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian made the decision for the young man.
“Thank you.” A wisp of bitterness suffused the corners of the young man’s mouth. Even though the person before him had defeated him and had even severed half his arm, yet not only did he not arouse resentment in his heart, he was instead grateful to his opponent.
He knew that if it wasn’t for his opponent making a move resolutely, his entire arm would be crippled.
“Your cultivation of the Artic Withersword isn’t bad. It won’t be long before you’ll surely be able to breakthrough and attain the Mastery Stage!” Duan Ling Tian stood on the spot as he spoke slowly, and he possessed the bearing of someone who was capable of giving guidance to everyone in the world.
The young man in plain clothes took a deep breath before he asked. “I want to know if your Artic Withersword has already attained the Mastery Stage?”
“No.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
Right when the young man was stunned, Duan Ling Tian had already flown off to leave, and at the same time, a clear voice had already entered into the young man’s ears. “What I executed earlier was the Artic Withersword at the Perfection Stage!”