Chapter 957: Another Exquisite Box
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Unfortunately, it was already too late when the two young men came to their senses.
It did not cross their minds that this white-clad young man who appeared to be younger than the two of them would actually possess such a great strength that it could completely crush them.
The seven-foot-long spear trembled in Zi Shang’s hand. Two shots of spear rays blasted out swiftly like two dragons of wind and fire that charged out together and easily butchered the two overconfident young men.
He managed to kill two First Level Void Transformation martial artists with just a blow.
If a third person was present on the scene, he would definitely be shocked and stunned after seeing such a performance by a Seventh Level Void Interpretation martial artist.
It was because this was something that was basically impossible in the eyes of ordinary people.
A Seventh Level Void Interpretation martial artist killing two First Level Void Transformation martial artists in just one blow. No matter who heard of this, they would think that it was merely a bedtime story or a huge joke.
“Two trashes!” Zi Shang put the seven-foot-long spear back into his Spatial Ring as he swept a disdainful look at the two young men’s bodies. “So much for being a Void Transformation martial artist!
At this moment, Zi Shang had completely forgotten that not too long ago, he was forced to abandon the Devilseal Tablet fragment by a Void Transformation martial artist and fled to the bottomless abyss in order to retain his life. Otherwise, he would have long become a dead body by now.
“All these three spirit fruits belong to me now!” Zi Shang went up to the tricolor tree that was situated at the innermost of the humid cavern, and he raised his hand to pluck the three different colored spirit fruits. He carefully studied them as he held them in his hands.
In the meantime, Ghost Flame’s voice reverberated in Zi Shang’s mind, “Based on my judgment, any one of these three spirit fruits would be enough to help you enter the First Level Void Transformation from the Seventh Level Void Interpretation in one fell swoop!”
“The medicinal efficacy is THAT strong?!” The moment Zi Shang heard Ghost Flame’s words, he could not suppress his shock.
After all, he was only at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation currently, it was three levels away from the First Level Void Transformation.
Just one spirit fruit, and it would be enough to help him break through three levels in a row?
At that moment, Zi Shang’s breathing quickened again.
“Of course, even if it’s a Void Transformation martial artist who consumes any one of these three spirit fruits, as long as he doesn’t have a cultivation base higher than the Fourth Level Void Transformation, he would be able to raise his cultivation base more than one level with this fruit,” Ghost Flame explained as a matter of fact.
“Alright, alright! Let alone these three spirit fruits, even if I only consume one of them, my strength will surpass Duan Ling Tian’s when I make a breakthrough to the First Level Void Transformation!” Zi Shang’s eyes gleamed brilliantly as he gritted his teeth. “Duan Ling Tian, I’ll definitely kill you and snatch that Devilseal Tablet from you! At that time, I, Zi Shang, will stand on top of the world, and you’re destined to be stepped on by me!”
“Let’s not rush the matter of you seeking revenge from Duan Ling Tian first. You should first find a secluded place to consume the spirit fruit and cultivate. Raising your cultivation base to the First Level Void Transformation should be your priority right now,” Ghost Flame interjected.
“Yes.” Zi Shang nodded and agreed with Ghost Flame’s words. At the same time, he started to look around for a remote cavern so he could consume the newly obtained spirit fruits and cultivate to raise his cultivation base.
There was no doubt Duan Ling Tian had no clue of what was happening right here.
Let alone the fact that Zi Shang had just obtained three spirit fruit that could be considered as treasures and could surpass his strength at any time, Duan Ling Tian did not even have the slightest idea that Zi Shang was alive and kicking after supposedly falling to his death in the bottomless abyss.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was moving through the caves one by one, in an attempt to check out the directions so that he could determine the exact location of the palace in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
From the message left behind by the Martial Emperor, the palace that he died in was in the center of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
“Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment!” Duan Ling Tian’s goal was none other than the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment and the two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments in the remains of the Martial Emperor.
Other than the three Profundity Fragments, there were another five Profundity Fragments in the entire Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
At this moment, he had already obtained one of the Seventh Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment. Wanting to find another four of the fragments was like trying to look for a needle in a haystack.
In Duan Ling Tian’s opinion, he could already be considered lucky for being able to obtain one when it was so difficult to even find one.
“I can’t believe I didn’t encounter any living Five Element Sect’s disciple yet,” As Duan Ling Tian flew out, his face darkened slightly.
Although he had encountered several Five Element Sect’s disciples along the journey, all of them were corpses that had been killed quite some time ago. Due to this reason, he could not avenge them even if he wanted to as he did not know who the culprit was.
Inside a very spacious cavern, two swift figures flew and suddenly came to a halt without any warning.
Around them were countless piles of stone gravels. Among the stone gravels were many red fragments. Those were Fire Concept Fragments, and there were roughly hundreds of them.
Although the Fire Concept Fragments were scattered everywhere on the floor, both of them did not collect them.
Their gaze unanimously rested on the exquisite box placed at the top and middle of the cave.
Half of the exquisite box was embedded in the top of the cavern, and it was apparent it contained the treasure that the Martial Emperor left behind.
The two young men quickly shifted their attention away from the exquisite box.
One of the young men looked at the other young man as he exclaimed in a deep voice, “Liu Qi, I didn’t expect that your strength would improve so much… Looks like this time, your Anicca Sect is well prepared. What a wild ambition you all have.”
“Isn’t it the same with your Izumo Sect?” The Anicca Sect’s disciple whose name was Liu Qi snorted as his eyes gleamed brilliantly. “Xiao Ping, when we battled previously during the Tri-Sect Martial Competition, I was defeated by you. However, today, not only will I settle our old scores, I’ll kill you and take that treasure for my own!”
“Then we shall see if you’re capable of that or not,” Xiao Ping replied indifferently.
At the split second when Xiao Ping’s words left his mouth, Liu Qi began to make his move. He chose to beat Xiao Ping to the punch, and he charged straight at Xiao Ping.
A flexible sword that was as thin as a cicada’s wings appeared out of thin air in his hand.
The flexible sword that was covered in extreme chilliness sliced out and set off a series of wind howling sound. The instance it was drawn out, it was immediately pointed at Xiao Ping’s vital part — right between his eyes.
The Heaven and Earth Energy whirled above Liu Qi’s head as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon solidified into form.
Silhouettes of ancient horned dragons formed above Liu Qi immediately.
It was a total of over 830 ancient horned dragons.
Liu Qi had a cultivation base at the Second Level Void Transformation. When he unleashed his full Origin Energy, it was equivalent to the strength of 300 ancient horned dragons.
Through the 78% boost given by the grade two spirit weapon, it could be raised up to the strength of over 230 ancient horned dragons.
Apart from that, Liu Qi had also comprehended the Second Level Advance Sword Concept that was equivalent to the strength of 300 ancient horned dragons.
Due to this reason, when he unleashed all of his energy, it was equivalent to the strength of over 830 ancient horned dragons!
The place where the sword, that contained the strength of over 830 ancient horned dragons, sliced through set off a sword slicing sound, and the turbulence in air set of an explosion.
The sword was directed between Xiao Ping’s eyes, he intended to kill him in just one blow.
Xiao Ping’s face darkened slightly when he saw the strength that Liu Qi demonstrated when he struck the first blow to gain the initiative. However, he strode out to intercept the blow without any fear in his eyes.
A narrow knife that was also as thin as a cicada’s wings appeared in his hand. A streak of knife ray blasted out and exuded a tyrannical aura as it welcomed Liu Qi’s sword.
The Heaven and Earth Energy whirled in the sky as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon solidified into form and transformed into silhouettes of ancient horned dragons.
In just a blink of an eye, the number of ancient horned dragons increased to over 800 silhouettes.
“Kill!” Faced with Xiao Ping who was charging at him, Liu Qi’s eyes were brimming with coldness. The flexible sword’s ray in his hand wreaked havoc and took on Xiao Ping’s incoming narrow saber as though he was trying to compete with Xiao Ping head-on.
However, the confidence on his face quickly froze.
He could clearly see that the silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above Xiao Ping’s head had risen up to over 930 in just a blink of an eye. It was 100 silhouettes more than his own.
“NO!!” The moment Liu Qi saw this, horror dawned on his face instantly.
It did not cross his mind that Xiao Ping would hide his true strength from the very beginning.
It turned out that Xiao Ping, whose cultivation base was equal to his and also had the same grade two spirit weapon as him, had already comprehended the Third Level Saber Concept. It completely suppressed his Second Level Sword Concept!
The ear-piercing sound of iron weapons clashing with each other reverberated in the air.
At the same time, two forces clashed together as a loud bang resonated in the air. It set off waves of air that spread out to the surroundings and burst into a flurry of hurricanes.
Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack!
The floor shattered beneath Liu Qi’s feet. Numerous ferocious cracks appeared and spread out in all directions like a huge spider web.
Almost at the same time, Liu Qi’s sword ray was crushed by Xiao Ping’s saber ray.
In the next instance, Liu Qi was completely engulfed by Xiao Ping’s saber ray before he was completely cleaved into two halves.
The remnant of Liu Qi’s bodies dropped down to the floor while his blood dyed the entire ground and formed a little river that was flowing slowly. It was incredibly offensive to the eyes.
Liu Qi, the Anicca Sect’s disciple who entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, had a strength that ranked in the top 5 among the ten young Anicca Sect’s disciples who entered this time and yet, he still died in the hands of Xiao Ping, an Izumo Sect’s disciple.
“You, Liu Qi, are still too young to battle with me, Xiao Ping.” Xiao Ping snorted and took two strides forward before crouching down to take the Spatial Ring from Liu Qi.
However, before he could reach his hand out, his body turned stiff immediately.
Without any hesitation, Xiao Ping turned around hastily and looked at the young man who had appeared from behind without him noticing. His face darkened, and he asked, “Who are you?”
The young man ignored Xiao Ping and shifted his attention to the exquisite box embedded at the top center of the cavern that was shining brilliantly with a fiery luster.
“Leave, I don’t want to kill you!” Finally, the young man looked at Xiao Ping and spoke in a cold voice. From the very beginning, his face remained cold and aloof.
“Who the hell are you?” Xiao Ping asked again.
The young man who wore an aloof expression answered in a horrifyingly calm tone, “Zhang Yan from the Emotion Severing Sect.”