Chapter 357: Dazzling Fireworks
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The Engulfing Black Hole Technique?
Black River’s face darkened when he heard Luo Yunyang. What a despicable and shameless man! Damn it! The Engulfing Black Hole Technique was one of the top techniques in the black assassin temple. If he had not been one of the four edict bearers, he wouldn’t even have gotten the chance to acquire this technique!
How dare a freaking kid shamelessly request this secret technique?
“Do you think that’s possible?” Black River asked coldly, trying to suppress the anger in his heart.
“He he… If you don’t agree, then forget it. We will keep running and you will keep chasing us!” Luo Yunyang said indifferently. “Your physical body won’t last much anyway!”
This blatant threat made Black River’s face darken. His body could probably last five more minutes at most. If Luo Yunyang continued to run, then…
Suddenly, a hint of coldness appeared in Black River’s eyes. He had confidence in himself and his own technique.
Hence, after just a slight hesitation, he produced a piece of storage crystal and injected a part of the Engulfing Black Hole Technique into it.
“This is the technique you want, young man. He he… I’ve put it in here. If I don’t catch you, then it will become yours!”
Black River appeared very calm; he did not doubt his own strength.
Meanwhile, Yunxi stood next to Luo Yunyang. When she saw Black River place the storage crystal in the void, she seemed worried.
Although she had witnessed many miracles ever since she had met Luo Yunyang, she was still unwilling to let him get careless. The person they were facing was no ordinary being after all.
This was a formidable entity’s consciousness. Although it was only a trace of it, this consciousness had already made the atmosphere stifling, making it hard for them to breathe.
“There’s nothing to be afraid of. He can’t make it!” Luo Yunyang said confidently. He seemed to guess Yunxi’s concerns as he patted her hand quietly.
Yunxi smiled. She didn’t know where Luo Yunyang’s self-confidence came from, but her keen eyes told her that although the body occupied by Black River was showing signs of breaking, it would not collapse as quickly as Luo Yunyang thought.
He would still be able to launch a single strike.
Li Qingyun shook her head unconsciously. Despite her inexplicable hope that Luo Yunyang would succeed, she wasn’t optimistic.
Her gut told her that Black River didn’t have enough power for just one strike, but at least three. This annoying Luo Yunyang was too confident.
Yuan Geng stared at Luo Yunyang with disgust. Although he didn’t speak, his furrowed brows spoke volumes.
“Die!” While Yuan Geng and the others were waiting, Black River made his move. He needed to land this strike.
Thus, he executed the strongest move he was capable of using right now. Black rays of light illuminated Black River, who looked like a demon god, exuding radiance from his body.
This strike was as swift and hard as thunder!
Just as Black River was about to unleash this blow, his expression changed. Before he could react, his body suddenly ignited like dazzling fireworks and put up a spectacular display in the empty void.
The big black sun turned into a meteor in the void. However, there was no longer any physical support for Black River’s consciousness, so it came rushing out of the big black sun, battered and exhausted by the unexpected incident.
Although Black River derived his power mainly from this consciousness, without the support of a body, the amount of power he could use was only about 10%.
How could he compete against Luo Yunyang and Yunxi with just 10% of this power? Therefore, the moment his physical body collapsed, Black River’s soul dashed toward the storage crystal containing the Engulfing Black Hole Technique.
He had failed. Although this loss was huge, if the supreme existence of the Black Slaughter Divine Hall discovered that he had lost the treasure containing the Engulfing Black Hole True Intent, he would not be forgiven easily. He had to choose the lesser of two evils and destroy the storage crystal, even if he had to sacrifice this soul!
However, Luo Yunyang would guess what he was up to and stay one step ahead.
Luo Yunyang’s various True Intent Attributes had been raised to nearly 100 points, so even if he added more points, it would not rise any further.
Luo Yunyang believed that the hidden True Intent of this technique had already been adjusted to its limit.
How could one discard a technique that could provide them with a few hundred True Intent points in just a moment? Although Luo Yunyang was not going to use this method as his main cultivation technique, consolidating all the True Intent that he had cultivated was the best way to improve his strength.
Therefore, he would not allow a technique of this caliber to slip from his grasp.
In an instant, Luo Yunyang had already rushed to the front of the storage crystal. When he used the Weaving Dragon-Capturing Crane, the storage crystal zipped like lightning and fell right into his palm.
However, Luo Yunyang did not study the storage crystal right away. Instead, he adjusted his attribute regulator and used the Heaven-Burning Dragon Fists on Black River’s soul.
A scarlet fire dragon instantly enveloped Black River’s soul. Even though Black River only maintained 10% of his power, he was not willing to get captured easily.
His soul wavered as a black hole appeared and wrapped around it.
“I admit defeat this time, Luo Yunyang. The Engulfing Black Hole Technique is not something you can peep at. Return it to me, or you will experience a living hell!” The Black River’s soul acted hysterically as he resisted Luo Yunyang’s attack.
Unfortunately, Luo Yunyang had already made up his mind. How could he be coerced now?
When he saw his flames get absorbed by the black hole like crazy, Luo Yunyang brandished his arms again and unleashed the True Intent of the Eight-Trigram Fist, causing an Eight-Trigram Pill Furnace to appear in the void.
This was the ultimate form of Luo Yunyang’s Eight-Trigram Intent. However, even though this method seemed formidable, it would have been ineffective if Black River had had a physical body.
Under the circumstances, Luo Yunyang could fully exhibit what this move was capable of!
Black River’s soul struggled viciously as he was sucked into the pill furnace along with the scarlet flames. The more his soul struggled, the more intense the flames became. After a few moments, his soul already showed signs of crumbling.
If this went on, he feared that his soul…
“I will give you this trace of consciousness, Luo Yunyang! However, you need to listen carefully! The hatred between us will never end!”
Mournful shrieks left the purple-gold Eight-Trigram Furnace. Amid these shrieks, Black River’s soul began to disintegrate in the furnace.
As his soul died, back in a dark palace, a withered body was sitting quietly on a black jade throne in the middle of the room.
This body was as soundless as a corpse.
Just as everything seemed to sink into the darkness, the figure in the dark suddenly opened his eyes.
Black and purple blood bled from his eyes, emanating a very strange vibe. However, the body kept sitting on the throne without moving, as if it had been sitting there for eons.
“Die, Luo Yunyang!”
That cold voice was constantly echoing in the emptiness. Anyone who heard it would get afraid.
As the black and purple blood stopped flowing, the figure closed his eyes again. However, this time, his face appeared much colder.
“Soul-Contact Poison! Seems like I have to take another path. Luo Yunyang, you’ve wasted 100 years of my effort. I will keep this grudge forever and make you pay in blood!” he said before falling into a slumber again.
Luo Yunyang did not know that Black River’s true body, which was a million miles away, had been awakened by him. After killing off a small piece of Black River’s soul, he turned to face Li Qingyun, Yuan Geng and the others.
Li Qingyun glanced at Luo Yunyang with a puzzled expression. “What made you reckon that his physical body couldn’t contain his soul?”
Yuan Geng and the others were also gazing at Luo Yunyang solemnly. Even Yunxi had a curious look in her eyes.
“Would you believe me if I said that I just took a wild guess?” Luo Yunyang acted ignorant.
Li Qingyun giggled and said, “I don’t believe that for a second!”
“Well, actually, I had to use four methods to deduce that his life force was dwindling. I looked, smelled, asked and cut. I had to look to check out his physical condition and smell to sense the vibration of various parts of the body in the void…”
Although Luo Yunyang was spouting nonsense, he had a serious expression on his face and spoke with emotion, order and consistency. However, Li Qingyun and the others remained unconvinced.
Even though they could sense that Luo Yunyang was talking nonsense, it seemed like what he said made sense upon closer examination.
His careful observation and proper taunting, which had enraged Black River, were the main reasons Luo Yunyang had defeated him.
“I know now that my trip to this secret realm wasn’t a waste of time. After all, Little Sister Yunxi has brought a rare, good subordinate worth 10 people!”
Li Qingyun looked at Luo Yunyang as she said gently, “What I said earlier will hold true forever. You can always come and find me.”
When Yuan Geng left, Li Qingyun and the others also went to meet up with their subordinates. Thus, the only ones remaining were Yunxi and Luo Yunyang.
Although the 10 Heaven-Grade source beasts were far away, their intellect was well above average, so they could feel that the two of them still had something to say to each other.
“I will bestow you a noble title!” Yunxiao unconsciously fiddled with her hair, her heart clenching in pain. However, she seemed relaxed as she stated solemnly, “I think Li Qingyun is not bad. She… Depending on her strength would be the best choice for you in the Blue Rain Empire.”
Yunxi suppressed the sudden, intense emotions that engulfed her, hiding the tears seeping out of her eyes. Before Luo Yunyang could reply, she soared into the air and said, “As far as I’m concerned, you don’t owe me anything! I am leaving, Yunyang!”