Chapter 837: Xiao Yan – Intense and Courageous!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Immortal Royal Flag had a mind of its own. As Xiao Yan and the Shaoshang Swordmaster fought intensely, they wouldn’t count on the flag to save them. But the flag was more than capable of trapping the Chongyan Swordmaster.
Although Xiao Yan was unable to summon the powers of this magic treasure to its fullest, the Chongyan Swordmaster was still trapped by a black light. It’s not possible to break free of the restraint in the short term.
Just at this instant, the brutal sword radiance of the Shaoshang Swordmaster landed. If Xiao Yan was struck by it, even if he didn’t die, he would still be half-dead.
If this blow landed on the Immortal Royal Flag that was not at its full strength, the original soul of the flag could have been destroyed.
And as Xiao Yan faced this scene, he jerked his body in void space suddenly.
In the next moment, thousands of Xiao Yan appeared everywhere!
The Xiao Yan that was struck by the Shaoshang Sword was crushed, converting into a dim projection.
This was the Basic Projection Body, an attack that came from Emperor An in the Primordial Age.
The Guanchong Swordmaster was confused. In front of him, a few Xiao Yan figures blocked his path. As the Guanchong Swordmaster swept across with his sword, the Xiao Yan figures were destroyed. But behind him, another four Xiao Yans appeared and attacked him.
One of them lifted his palm, which contained a Tri-Fire Lotus on it.
Brutal flames shook behind him. The Guanchong Swordmaster was stunned as he realized this. Since he could not turn in time, he drew the Guanchong Sword with his other hand to receive the Tri-Fire Lotus attack.
The Guanchong Sword was the best in defending. If he was in the Immortal Soul Second Level, even without the Guanchong Sword, he need not be afraid of Xiao Yan. But now that he had to react on the spot, his Immortal Soul shook as he resisted Xiao Yan.
“Basic Projection Body?” The Shaoshang Swordmaster was stunned and did not expect this move from Xiao Yan. But following that, he laughed coldly. As he swung the Shaoshang Sword, streaks and streaks of sword aura spread. These sword auras filled void space and attacked all of Xiao Yan’s projection avatars at the same time!
Regardless whether it was Emperor An from the Primordial Age or the Demonic Shadow Sect from the Middle Ages, they were very famous. For such a powerful abhijna like the Basic Projection Body, how could the Shaoshang Swordmaster not heard of it before?
To overcome the Basic Projection Body, one had to have the advantage in terms of strength. He had to attack from all directions and destroy the actual body of the cultivator as well as the various projections he created.
Firstly, the Grand Moon Sword targeted all of the projections formed by Xiao Yan. Following that, the Grand Moon Sword converted into his familiar Shaoshang Sword.
“Right now, are you still so free to care about the Virtuous Zen Master?”
A ferocious sword radiance extended out like a long, huge sword. The Shaoshang Swordmaster swept the sword across and destroyed the countless projections that Xiao Yan developed!
But Xiao Yan remained fearless. The thousands of him laughed in void space. More and more Tri-Fire Lotuses appeared in void space, setting up the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation, causing the Shaoshang Swordmaster to be trapped.
The frightening Primordial Fires gathered and squeezed the Shaoshang Swordmaster in the center of the formation, bringing him a lot of pressure.
As Ning Lang watched this scene, the sword in his hand shook a little. Ning Lang was reminded of how Xiao Yan used this formation to deal with the Grand Moon Swordmaster.
If the Grand Moon Swordmaster did not resist the formation, he and the Chongyan Swordmaster would be unable to escape.
But the Shaoshang Swordmaster was extraordinary in his own right. Furthermore, with the Shaoshang sword in his hand, the powers of the Shaoshang Sword was summoned to its fullest. The virtual entity of the Shaoshang Swordmaster combined with his body and he entrusted his Immortal Soul to the sword. As human and sword combined, a majestic sword radiance was emanated. This sword radiance attacked the Yin-Yang Burning Heavens Formation.
The power of this sword seemed to be able to tear apart the Heavens and Earth.
Jie Luoshi also displayed the Shaoshang Sword previously. But as he drew the sword, the purpose of it was to announce his arrival, rather than use it as a form of attack. He wanted to tell Xiao Yan and the Virtuous Zen Master that he was here. After that, as the Shaoshang Sword turned into the Grand Moon Sword, that was the true attack.
But right now, even if Jie Luoshi exhibited the Shaoshang Sword, he might not be much stronger than the Shaoshang Swordmaster now.
This was the limit that the Shaoshang Sword could reach as an Immortal Soul Stage Second Level cultivator unleashed it!
Space was distorted, and a chilly radiance filled the Heavens and Earth. They gathered and shrank, eventually converting into a thick beam of radiance, tearing the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation apart!
Boundless, intense fire raged and attacked the sword radiance formed by the Shaoshang Swordmaster. Under the frightening might of the sea of fire, the sword mind of the Shaoshang Sword was degraded continuously. However, the Shaoshang Sword was still able to tear open a path in the sea of fire!
The brutal sword radiance tore the sea of fire apart and flew straight towards Xiao Yan.
Above Xiao Yan’s head, a rainbow light flashed, and a black token surfaced. On the token, the words “Tai”, “Shi”, “Gu”, “Xia” and “Chong” were engraved on it according to the positions of the five elements.
At this moment, the five words started to burn intensely with fire. Above the “Tai” word, a purplish-blue flame raged. It was the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, representing the West direction and the Metal element.
Above the “Chong” word, black flames raged. These flames were the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze, representing the East direction and the Wood element.
Above the “Gu” word, golden flames danced. They signified the Grand Sun Primordial Fire, which represented the South direction and Water element.
Whereas the Nanming Primordial Fire burned above the “Xia” word, representing the North direction and the Water element.
Last but not least, the Pure Yang Primordial Fire surged above the “Shi” word, representing the Central direction and the Earth element.
As the five Primordial Fires cultivated and nurtured these five royal words, the powers of these five words were unleashed. As the five elements were brought to life, their powers infused with one another and converted into a rainbow treasure light. Eventually, they condensed to form a crimson red radiance.
This crimson red radiance guided the Divine Token of the Five Thrones to descend in front of Xiao Yan, resisting the ferocious sword of the Shaoshang Swordmaster.
The brutal sword radiance unleashed a deafening roar while the crimson red radiance kept on flashing, as if it was about to be crushed.
If it was not for the fact that the sword radiance’s powers had been drained slightly by the formation earlier, it would have destroyed the Divine Token of the Five Thrones instantly!
But even so, the token could only resist the Shaoshang Swordmaster for a while.
Xiao Yan could clearly feel that his powers were hugely drained. Fortunately, with the Cloud Forest Tree that Lin Feng gave to him, he nourished himself and enabled himself to recover his full powers in short period of time. But after years of cultivation, the essence left in the Cloud Forest Tree was about to be finished.
Right now, another intense battle had ensued. He was able to sustain as he used all sorts of powerful abhijnas and magic treasures, but the price he had to pay was the lack of energy as he continued on. The longer he battled on, the less stable he became.
In Xiao Yan’s eyes, a cold radiance flashed. As he saw that the Shaoshang Swordmaster was about to overcome the Divine Token of the Five Thrones, he made a move suddenly.
Previously, the Nefarious Almighty Sword that he forsook appeared in front of both him and the Shaoshang Swordmaster weirdly.
As the Shaoshang Swordmaster saw this scene, he was troubled. When he attacked the Nefarious Almighty Sword previously, he was confident that he had destroyed the mana and physical martial arts powers in the sword. By right, the sword should not have been able to be summoned.
But right now, Xiao Yan managed to command it and it started to burn with the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire. It attacked the sword radiance of the Shaoshang Sword!
But at this moment, a pitch-black radiance shone. The target was Xiao Yan, but it was executed by the Guanchong Sword!
As Xiao Yan stalled them, the Virtuous Zen Master escaped successfully. The Guanchong Swordmaster wanted to chase after him, but he was too late.
His eyes were filled with a chilly radiance at this point.
The Shaoshang Swordmaster snorted furiously, “Guanchong!”
The Guanchong Swordmaster did not reply, but the black light on the tip of the Guanchong Sword became thicker and thicker.
The entire Mount Shu Sword Sect had a deep enmity with the Celestial Sect of Wonders. As the Guanchong Swordmaster, whose virtual entity was crushed by Lin Feng, was stalled by Xiao Yan, his killer aura became more and more intense.
Xiao Yan howled ferociously, as if he was a mad tiger, “Let’s go all out, do you think I’m scared of you?!”
He raised his right palm and a sea of fire was revealed above his head. The images of the Jade Green Dragon, Great White Tiger, Blood Red Sparrow and the Xuanwu surfaced in the sea of fire.
Xiao Yan’s physical martial arts mind seemed to consolidate into a real entity, revealing an illusory cosmo. In the cosmo, the Twenty-Eight Mansions were revealed.
The sky in the distance seemed to have cracked open a hole. The Twenty-Eight Mansions in the sea of stars seemed to become extremely eye-blinding. They were divided into four directions, with seven mansions in each direction. They resonated with the Twenty-Eight Mansions revealed in the illusory cosmo that Xiao Yan formed.
In that instant, Xiao Yan could subtly feel the powers of the luminaries being added to his body, and it was no longer just pure resonance.
This caused Xiao Yan’s powers to be boosted. The boundless sea of fire and the illusory cosmo inverted and seemed to collapse as he slammed down with his right palm!
Four Appearances Sky River Palm!
This palm unleashed its full offensive strength towards the forehead of the Guanchong Swordmaster!
The expression of the Guanchong Swordmaster changed. As he changed his sword stance, he used the tip of his sword to point towards the palm of Xiao Yan.
As a huge sound resonated, a cry came from the Guanchong Sword. The Guanchong Sword was jerked till it flew out of the Guanchong Swordmaster’s hand. The tough blade of the sword even surfaced with a few cracks. The sword radiance of the Guanchong Sword also became dimmer. This magic treasure was about to be crushed by Xiao Yan’s palm.
Whereas the palm of Xiao Yan was pierced through, revealing several frightening marks. These marks extended from the center of the palm to the other areas of the palm.
But his Four Appearance Sky River Palm was unforgiving. As it continued to unleash itself, intense fire and star light descended, battering the Immortal Soul of the Guanchong Swordmaster.
And on the other side, although the Shaoshang Swordmaster was displeased with the Guanchong Swordmaster for interfering in the battle, he did not retract his powers. Otherwise, the Guanchong Swordmaster would die in the hands of Xiao Yan.
The powers of the Shaoshang Sword surged again and attacked the Nefarious Almighty Sword. The brutal strength forced the Divine Tokens of the Five Thrones back before aiming for Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan roared in a low voice and the God-Slaying Puppet ignored Ning Lang at this instant. It burst towards Xiao Yan and helped him to resist this attack of the Shaoshang Swordmaster. As the puppet burst towards Xiao Yan, one arm of it was chopped off by Ning Lang.
The indestructible Shaoshang Sword chopped the God-Slaying Puppet into half.
But as this block was achieved, the four Primordial Fires – Pure Yang, Grand Sun, Nefarious Spectral and Nanming – gathered in front of Xiao Yan and shrank!
Xiao Yan stared at the Shaoshang Swordmaster and revealed a smile on his face. But this smile seemed extremely ferocious at the same time too.
“Come, let’s see who will die first!”