Chapter 998: The Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The curved saber in Zuo Yue’s hand had a saber ray that was completely formed by green energy. It dashed toward Duan Ling Tian in an overbearing manner and made the energy on Duan Ling Tian’s sword tremble.
‘Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!’
The saber ray that contained more than 1,620 ancient horned dragons’ strength swept out ceaselessly. It was like the waves at the back were pushing at the waves in front as it suppressed Duan Ling Tian’s sword that contained 1,600 ancient horned dragons’ strength.
A wave of air explosion sounded, air currents and strong winds swept rampantly in every direction.
Duan Ling Tian held the sword in his hand as staggered a few steps back from Zuo Yue’s attack. The lifeblood in his body surged. He looked clumsy, and his face became pale.
If this happened on a normal day, there was a chance Duan Ling Tian could slightly block Zuo Yue’s attack that contained twenty more ancient horned dragons’ strength than his.
However, since Zuo Yue attacked first and got the upper hand, it was difficult for him to fight back.
The fact that Zuo Yue struck first and possessed twenty more ancient horned dragons’ strength was why he could easily defeat him!
‘Unfortunately… The interference from the Earth Formation in the Bumpy Road at Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level prohibits me from using the Earth Concept to boost my Earth Energy. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be stuck in such a difficult situation!’
The Earth Formation was the Inscription Formation that unleashed Earth Energy in the Bumpy Road and stopped Duan Ling Tian from moving forward.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and felt his organs trembled, he did not look too good when he stared at Zuo Yue who made him staggered a few steps back. However, he did not attack.
“Haha… Duan Ling Tian, seems like my speculation’s right. 1,600 ancient horned dragons’ strength is your limit!” Zuo Yue returned Duan Ling Tian stare. He laughed out loud as disdain filled his eyes.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
The ear-piercing sound of sword whistling sounded. A sliver of saber ray approached from afar toward Duan Ling Tian. It was so overwhelming that it looked like it was raining swords.
What followed the shower of swords that covered the sky was a silhouette that looked like a bolt of green lightning.
Heaven and Earth Phenomenon formed above the green silhouette’s head, it was exactly the same as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon above Zuo Yue’s head. There were more than 1,620 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes.
Fourth Level Void Transformation!
Fourth Level Sword Concept!
Grade one Spirit Sword!
“Xu Qing!” When Duan Ling Tian saw the shower of swords raining down on him, his eyes quickly locked onto the green silhouette behind the sword rain. He swung the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in his hand and dashed forward.
Nine Dragons’ Radiant Flash!
As Duan Ling Tian dashed forward with his sword, three divine dragons that were transformed from the integration of four Concepts and Origin Energy soared out quickly.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
As soon as the three divine dragons soared out, six beams of lights shot out from the three pairs of eyes. They were targeted directly at the green silhouette that was far away. The green silhouette was obviously Xu Qing.
“What a powerful sword skill!”
Six ultimate beams of lights charged forward at an alarming speed. Xu Qing narrowed his eyes, he thought he could easily kill Duan Ling Tian.
Soon after, his eyes gleamed as he withdrew the grade one Spirit Sword he drew out at lightning speed previously.
Suddenly, the shower of swords that rained on Duan Ling Tian vanished completely once Xu Qing recalled his attack.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
As Xu Qing withdrew the sword in his hand, he swung the sword in an arc in front of him that formed a dense sword web.
‘Clang! Clang! Clang!’
The sound reverberated almost as soon as the sword web was formed.
The six ultimate beams of lights landed on the sword web one by one as a clear sound rang out. Airwaves swept out in every direction. However, they did not pierce through the sword web.
‘Such a fast sword!’
Duan Ling Tian became solemn, he did not expect Xu Qing’s sword to be that fast. Xu Qing managed to form a layer of dense and indestructible sword web under such a circumstance.
Duan Ling Tian could tell the defensive technique of forming a sword web that Xu Qing performed was a defensive martial skill. Moreover, it was a heaven rank defensive martial skill!
The damage on Xu Qing’s was not minor after he bore the brunt of the six ultimate beams of lights. He could feel a wave of tremor in his organs as his lifeblood surged. His eyes gleamed coldly as he shouted, “Zuo Yue, this Duan Ling Tian’s very dangerous… Let’s work together to kill him as soon as possible without any delay!”
“Haha! Xu Qing, it seems like you’ve suffered a great loss too.” Zuo Yue seemed to have realized something as he laughed out loud. However, the smile on his face soon disappeared.
“Duan Ling Tian… Even the Emperor can’t save you today!” Zuo Yue stared at Duan Ling Tian with a cold gleam in his eyes. It was as though he was looking at a dead person.
Right after he spoke, Zuo Yue dashed toward Duan Ling Tian like a gust of wind. The curved saber in his hand left an afterimage in the air and soon vanished.
Shadow Glow Machete!
At this moment, Zuo Yue cast the same skill he demonstrated earlier with the intention to kill Duan Ling Tian. It was the most powerful saber technique martial skill he had mastered.
Zuo Yue’s curved saber swung at Duan Ling Tian like the Grim Reaper’s scythe in an attempt to reap Duan Ling Tian’s life.
Xu Qing moved and attacked simultaneously with Zuo Yue. Another shower of swords rained down as he lifted the sword in his hand. The shower of sword rained on Duan Ling Tian, and there was nowhere for him to run.
The both of them worked together, one attempted to slice Duan Ling Tian in half while the other wanted to pierce tens of thousands of swords into his heart.
More than 3,200 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes charged at Duan Ling Tian independently.
If that Heaven and Earth Phenomenon belonged to a single entity, Duan Ling Tian would have died!
Nonetheless, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon still suppressed and suffocated Duan Ling Tian even though it belonged to two people.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes looked cold as he faced the merciless attacks from the duo. He integrated his Origin Energy into the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in his hand and activated the Inscription Formation in it.
The Inscription Formation in the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword was the Split-Unite Inscription Formation that Duan Ling Tian shortened to Split-Unite Formation.
Once it was activated, one would split into nine while nine would combine into one!
All of a sudden, the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand split into nine.
He then spread out his Spiritual Energy and covered all nine of his Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Swords so that they hovered and surrounded his body.
Xu Qing and Zuo Yue were shocked when they witnessed the sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand split into nine and hovered around him.
Although they were shocked, their attack did not slow down at all. The attacks swept mercilessly toward Duan Ling Tian.
Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique!
An idea sparked in Duan Ling Tian’s mind as he faced Xu Qing and Zuo Yue’s attack. He was prepared to perform the unfamiliar sword skill he obtained from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure earlier to control the nine Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Swords and fight his opponents.
As he unleashed all his Spiritual Energy, he controlled four out of nine Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Swords to charge out. The swords charged toward Xu Qing and Zuo Yue with ferocious saber rays running rampant.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
Each of the four Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Swords that charged in the air toward Xu Qing and Zuo Yue contained similar strength. It was similar to four Duan Ling Tians charging with a sword at the same time.
Unfortunately, since Duan Ling Tian was injured, the strength in each of the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword was only equivalent to 1,400 ancient horned dragons’ strength. It was far from his strength at his peak.
‘Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang!’
Waves of magnificent energy collided with each other, the sound of explosions and four ear-piercing sound from the collision of metal weapons entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears like a thunderstorm.
Duan Ling Tian had a contrived smile on his face as he watched Xu Qing and Zuo Yue smashed the four Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Swords that charged at them. “The table would’ve turned if I performed the Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique earlier…”
He did not expect his current Spiritual Energy would allow him simultaneous control over four swords when he performed the Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique. The power of the attack was equivalent to four of him charging with the swords!
Unfortunately, there was no such thing as a regret pill that he could consume in this world.
The tiny mistake caused Duan Ling Tian to be placed in a difficult situation where he was vulnerable to Xu Qing and Zuo Yue’s attacks.
“Split-Unite Formation!” In a moment of panic, Duan Ling Tian only had the time to grab the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword that was hovering next to him so that he could combine the remaining eight Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Swords into one.
Sword Drawing Arts!
The Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Swords that became one charged quickly as though it had transformed into a thunderstorm of saber ray and headed toward Xu Qing and Zuo Yue’s attacks.
Xu Qing and Zuo Yue were already in shock when they saw the sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand turned into nine swords.
Initially, they thought the nine swords that appeared were fake!
They only realized all the swords were real when the four swords charged at them with more than 1,400 ancient horned dragons’ strength each.
However, they could not help but be surprised again at this very moment.
Before they could calm themselves down, they witnessed Duan Ling Tian turned his nine swords into one. It caused a stir in their hearts again.
It had also caused their attacks to weaken without them realizing it.
Although their attacks were weakened, Duan Ling Tian still could not bear it due to the injuries that he sustained.
Duan Ling Tian was thrown off together with his sword once again as a curved saber and sword swung and collided with the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand and created an ear-piercing noise of metal weapons colliding.
Duan Ling Tian, who was thrown off like an arrow that left the bowstring, tried slowing down using his Origin Energy, but the effect was minuscule.
Eventually, his body smashed against the side of the wall. His organs shook tremendously while his lifeblood surged. He could not help but spit out a big mouthful of blood as it gurgled in his throat.
Blood splatters were created from the blood that Duan Ling Tian spat on the ground and bloomed like bright red roses.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian could only take out the Life Recovery Pill that he had refined and consumed it.
Duan Ling Tian healed his injuries by absorbing the medicinal efficacy. As he looked apprehensively at Xu Qing and Zuo Yue who continued to attack him, he noticed the ground beneath him was trembling.
‘An Inscription Formation!’
Duan Ling Tian’s astute Spiritual Energy soon found out he had unintentionally activated another Inscription Formation.
To be exact, he had activated two Inscription Formations. He noticed there was an aura of Inscription Formation that came from the other side before a loud bang sounded.