Chapter 968: Overpowering Zi Shang
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“You’re still not dead so how can I, Zi Shang, possibly be dead?!” Zi Shang smirked. “Duan Ling Tian, looks like we really do run into each other quite a lot. I can’t believe that I would actually meet you here. Today, I, Zi Shang, will settle all old scores with you! I, Zi Shang, will make sure you die a graveless death!”
As Zi Shang reached the end of his sentence, his face was filled with confidence and killing intent gleamed in his eyes.
In this instance, he was like a bloodthirsty beast that might pounce on Duan Ling Tian at any given time.
Die a graveless death?
Duan Ling Tian was stunned by Zi Shang’s confident words, he did not know where Zi Shang’s confidence came from. It was only when he extended his Spiritual Energy out that he finally got the answer that he was looking for.
“First Level Void Transformation… This Zi Shang actually made a breakthrough to the First Level Void Transformation?!” Upon discovering Zi Shang’s cultivation base, Duan Ling Tian could not help but gasp out loud. An unnoticeable hint of shock appeared in his eyes instantly.
He knew about Zi Shang’s cultivation base very well.
That time, when they had just entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, although Zi Shang had demonstrated quite an extraordinary strength, the strength mainly came from his two Void Transformation Concepts.
His cultivation base was only at the Seventh Level Void Transformation.
It had only been a short period of time, and Zi Shang had already crossed over three levels and broke through to the First Level Void Transformation in just one go?
“Impossible!” Duan Ling Tian was bewildered when a pang of realization suddenly hit him hard in the head. He immediately remembered the reason why he came here in the first place.
“This Zi Shang is hiding inside such a secluded small cavern… W-Was he cultivating inside there? He easily crossed over three levels in such a short period to make a breakthrough to the First Level Void Transformation?! Don’t tell me that he’s the one who obtained the Tricolor Fruits?” The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he could not help but narrow his eyes immediately.
What a coincidence!
At this time, Duan Ling Tian could not help but recall the scene that he saw inside the wet cavern where he found the Tricolor Plant. The scars on the two bodies were inflicted by the same person. Moreover, that person actually used a spear-like weapon!
— AND, the weapon that Zi Shang used was none other than a spear!
“What a fate this is! Not only are Zi Shang and me enemies who run into each other a lot, it looks like the thing that I’ve been searching for, for more than ten days is actually with him as well!” As Duan Ling Tian thought of this, his gaze as he looked at Zi Shang became colder in an instance.
“Since you want me to die a graveless death, bring it on then! I’ll make you realize that I can kill you today even though I let you escape the last time!” Duan Ling Tian scoffed as he responded to Zi Shang’s provocation. Colors of disdain filled his entire face.
“Haha… Duan Ling Tian, do you really think I’m still the same person as I was before?” Zi Shang burst out laughing like a maniac when he saw the disdain on Duan Ling Tian’s face. As he reached the end of his sentence, his tone turned ruthless.
“Today, I, Zi Shang, will send you up to Heaven! You, Duan Ling Tian, better remember to not provoke me, Zi Shang, again when you reincarnate!” Zi Shang snarled out loud. The moment the words left his mouth, a seven-foot-long spear appeared in his hand. It was his grade two spirit spear.
The instance the grade two spirit spear appeared, it immediately became entangled with a milky Origin Energy that merged with his Fire Concept nimbly before transforming into a vast flame that danced around the spear like a fiery dragon.
Very soon, the Wind Concept transformed into wind chi and surged into the fiery dragon and made it soar up without warning and radiated a stronger aura.
Fueling Fire Concept with Wind Concept!
The Heaven and Earth Energy in the sky whirled as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon emerged. Finally, it gathered into over 1050 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons that writhed as they descended in an imposing manner.
Initially, when Zi Shang’s cultivation base was still at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation, he had relied on his Third Level Advance Wind Concept, First Level Advance Fire Concept, and the technique of fuelling Fire Concept with Wind Concept to demonstrate the strength of 876 ancient horned dragons along with the help of his grade two spirit spear.
At this moment, his cultivation base had already made a breakthrough to the First Level Void Transformation, and when he unleashed his full Origin Energy, it was equivalent to the strength of 200 ancient horned dragons.
It was 100 ancient horned dragons more than the strength he possessed when he was still at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation.
Coupled with the 78% strength boost given by the grade two spirit spear, his current strength was 178 ancient horned dragons more than the strength that he possessed previously.
Due to this reason, Zi Shang’s cultivation base that broke through to the First Level Void Transformation had a strength that was equivalent to over 1050 ancient horned dragons when he unleashed his full power.
Zi Shang’s confidence was clearly written on his face as he held the grade two spirit spear in his hand.
In his opinion, the strength that Duan Ling Tian unleashed previously was only equivalent to the strength of 1000 ancient horned dragons, it was over 50 ancient horned dragons fewer than his.
It would be as easy as snapping fingers for him to kill Duan Ling Tian.
“Duan Ling Tian, DIE!” As Zi Shang’s eyes turned colder and killing intent filled his face, he roared out loud. The grade two spirit spear that was intertwined with Wind and Fire Energy suddenly quivered as it stabbed toward Duan Ling Tian.
As Zi Shang flew forward and the grade two spirit spear quivered, the spear ray that blotted out the entire sky showered down like meteor rain and was aimed toward the place where Duan Ling Tian was at.
Faced with the vast spear ray that blotted out the sky, Duan Ling Tian did not even bat an eyelid as he asked with his expression unchanged, “You’re no longer the same person that you were so what makes you think that I’m still like my former self?”
“You’re just acting!” When Zi Shang saw Duan Ling Tian still remained unperturbed by his attack that contained the strength of over 1050 ancient horned dragons, a brilliance flashed across Zi Shang’s eyes. The strength of the grade two spirit spear in his hands burst out even more.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
The wind-fire spear ray that spread all over the sky showered down and fully enveloped Duan Ling Tian. It was apparent that he intended to annihilate Duan Ling Tian.
“You’ll find out very soon whether it’s just an act or not!” Duan Ling Tian scoffed. With a raise of his hand, a sword appeared in it. A sword that faintly emanated a destruction aura — the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword.
The moment the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword appeared, the Origin Energy on Duan Ling Tian’s body surged up and transformed into a khaki energy that was tangled with purple lightning and blue wind chi before merging with the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword.
In an instant, the sword ray on the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword burst out and emitted a series of crisp sword whirring sound.
At the same time, the Heaven and Earth Energy above Duan Ling Tian mobilized and began to brew into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
Before the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon could solidify into form, Zi Shang’s encompassing spear ray attack had already reached and landed on Duan Ling Tian’s head in an overbearing manner.
Apart from setting off a series of ear-piercing wind whistling sound, the place where the spear rays passed by also set of numerous rolling waves that produced a flurry of hurricane that wreaked havoc in the cavern as it stirred up dust all over the place.
The hurricane swept out, it made Duan Ling Tian’s purple clothing flutter in the wind, and it resulted in him looking even more dapper in appearance.
Faced with the invading hurricane, Duan Ling Tian did not even flinch.
His gaze was fixed upon the encompassing spear ray that was falling down on him.
At this moment, all that was left in his vision was only the spear ray.
When Zi Shang saw how Duan Ling Tian was shrouded in the encompassing spear ray and was about to be blasted to death, a wanton smile appeared on Zi Shang’s face as he cried out loud in excitement, “Die!” The power of the grade two spirit spear in his hand continued to surge out!
However, in the next moment, the smile on his face froze instantly.
He could clearly see that Duan Ling Tian had made his move in the face of the encompassing spear ray that he had cast. Like a flash of lightning, a sword lashed out, and in the place where the sword passed through, the spear ray was completely wiped out.
“Impossible!!” Upon seeing this scene, Zi Shang quickly shook his head. He refused to believe this to be true.
However, when he inadvertently saw the 1200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons that had already completed it solidification process above Duan Ling Tian’s head, he froze and was completely stunned.
It did not cross his mind that Duan Ling Tian’s improvement would actually be greater than his in just such a short time.
The strength Duan Ling Tian displayed this time was 200 ancient horned dragons more compared to last time, it was a lot more than his own improvement.
Naturally, Zi Shang was not aware that even with the strength of 1200 ancient horned dragons that Duan Ling Tian had, Duan Ling Tian still did not unleash his full power yet. Otherwise, if he used his Earth Concept to borrow the Earth Energy, he could still have an additional strength of 50 ancient horned dragons, it was 50% more than the Earth Concept energy that he possessed currently.
With a slash of his sword and without casting any technique, Duan Ling Tian easily shattered each and every spear ray that was falling down on him in an overbearing manner as though he was playing some game.
In the face of absolute power, no technique could make an impact no matter how powerful the technique was.
At this moment, the strength that was contained in Duan Ling Tian’s sword was 140 ancient horned dragons more than Zi Shang’s full power.
Both of them were at totally different levels.
“Zi Shang!” After crushing the encompassing spear ray, the power of the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand did not diminish as it charged toward Zi Shang swiftly. No technique was used at all in this process.
The sword that contained the strength of 1200 ancient horned dragons slashed forward and caused the air flows in the air to whirl and set off a series of ear-blasting explosion sound as airwaves and hurricanes swept out all over the place.
In the face of Duan Ling Tian’s sword, Zi Shang did not dare to be reckless. With a solemn face, he went head to head with the spear in his hand.
Wind and fire energy surged up from the spear as the spear ray whisked out like a divine dragon with its mouth wide open as though wanting to swallow the sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
Finally, the sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand and the spear in Zi Shang’s hand collided. Two waves of bloodcurdling energy clashed and produced an appallingly loud noise.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
A series of thunder-like explosion reverberated in the air and roused a rolling airwave that resulted in a flurry of hurricane sweeping out and wreaking havoc in the cavern. No corner could escape the wanton persecution at all.
Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack!
Zi Shang’s face was awfully pale. His body shuddered without warning as countless of cracks began to appear from the place where his feet stood like a horrendous spider web.
On the other hand, Duan Ling Tian flew down to a lower altitude with a calm look on his face before he casually used the Quasi Royal Grade in his hand to obstruct the tip of the grade two spirit spear in Zi Shang’s hand.
“Scram!” All of a sudden, Duan Ling Tian roared out loud as the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in his hand burst out with a great force before sweeping out and enveloping Zi Shang entirely like crushing dead leaves.
In the next moment, Zi Shang flew out along with his spear and forcefully slammed into the wall at the side of the cavern.
After he landed on the ground, he was only able to stand back up firmly with the help of the spirit spear in his hand as a support.