The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1047 - : Gale Saber Demon
: Gale Saber Demon
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Yue Zhengyu and Xu Xiaoyan were watching the competition as well. The expressions on their faces now revealed they were feeling slightly helpless.
“Oh no. Why does Xinglan have to encounter him in the first round? It’s rather unfortunate,” said Xu Xiaoyan as she heaved a sigh.
Yue Zhengyu spoke, “It’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’ve never lacked in our desires to engage in battles. On the contrary, powerful opponents are in short supply. Even if Xinglan were to lose this round, it should be helpful for her development. Old Saber is definitely not someone we can deal with. That fellow is supposed to be a three-word battle armor master. Due to his poor relationship with people and impoverished status, he has remained a two-word battle armor master. Unexpectedly, he has become a great hit in this competition by fluke.”
Saber Demon Sima Jinchi was the divisional commander of the Southern Army Corps’ Gale Division. He had the nickname ‘Gale Saber Demon’ in the Southern Army Corps. He was without peer in the entire army corps when it came to winning in the trials of strength. He triumphed over everyone except for a few regimental commanders and powerhouses in the army. None of the eight-ring three-word battle armor masters in the army were his worthy opponents.
This guy was crazy about sabers. He was forty-two years old and his favorite pastime was to challenge others. Back in the beginning, he was recruited into the army by the Southern Army Corps’ regimental commander, who was also Yue Zhengyu’s grandfather. He spent most of his free time challenging the powerhouses in the army. Moreover, his fighting technique was wild and ruthless. He would frequently injure his sparring partners, so he was feared by the people in the army.
There was only one person bold enough to challenge the regimental commander in the entire Southern Army Corps. However, he suffered repeated defeats, hopelessly subdued in every battle. Sima Jinchi truly had heartfelt admiration for Yue Zhengyu’s grandfather. Otherwise, who else would allow a man with such a temperament to remain in the army?
The Gale Division was the trump card of the Southern Army Corps which was supposed to be a mecha division. It was quite odd since Sima Jinchi, as the divisional commander, was incapable of operating a mecha. He relied solely on his Dragon Slayer Saber and two-word battle armor to rule over the entire division.
Yue Zhengyu’s grandfather had been suppressing him intentionally all along and offered no support for him to become a three-word battle armor master. The Southern Army Corps’ regimental commander once said that should Sima Jinchi advance to be a Title Douluo, he would certainly be at his peak in the world. If he became a Hyper Douluo, then he would even have the chance to challenge a Limit Douluo. He would certainly become the brightest star in the Southern Army Corps in the future.
What a waste it was that the commander was a little weak in his abilities, so he could only become a valiant soldier at most. This was the reason why he had yet to become a general despite his impressive abilities.
Yue Zhengyu’s grandfather had promised him that if he could become the champion of this year’s competition, he would then forge Sima Jinchi a three-word battle armor with the reward won from the competition.
Sima Jinchi was first in his southern division group. Yue Zhengyu only managed to rank second in the group competition. It was quite unfortunate that he was defeated by the Specter King.
When Yue Zhengyu and Xu Xiaoyan first arrived at the Southern Army Corps, Sima Jinchi did not fancy Yue Zhengyu much. As the saying went ‘friends are often made after a fight’, Yue Zhengyu managed to last for ten minutes without being defeated during one of the battles he had with Sima Jinchi. Sima Jinchi treated Yue Zhengyu with increasing respect ever since and even exclaimed how Yue Zhengyu was a chip off the old block.
It was precisely due to their previous battle engagements that made Yue Zhengyu realize how terrifying this person was. His cultivation base was still at Soul Douluo rank but his fighting capacity exceeded the majority of the Title Douluo-ranked powerhouses in reality.
The betting odds for Sima Jinchi was one-to-two in the finals earlier. He was ranked second, above Tang Wulin, and was one of the potential contestants to be the champion. However, he was second to another even more eccentric person.
Ye Xinglan encountered the Gale Saber Demon, Sima Jinchi during the sixteen-to-eight finalist elimination tournament, so she had rotten luck. There was absolutely nothing she could do about it.
Sima Jinchi carried his enormous Dragon Slaying Saber on his shoulder. He was slightly astonished as he looked at the young maiden who landed in the distance. He could sense through the opponent’s blood essence fluctuation that she was still quite young. Yet, Ye Xinglan’s Stargod Sword felt like trouble and even appeared threatening to him.
Such an impressive opponent was hard to come by!
Ye Xinglan was panting slightly but she was not fatigued. She felt the opponent suppressed her during the collision earlier making her out of breath currently.
He was too powerful. The man’s saber technique and saber’s consciousness were way above her’s. Actually, Sima Jinchi had only made three strikes with his saber from the beginning of the battle until now, but it threatened her greatly each time.
She inhaled a deep breath and calmed her boiling blood essence. Ye Xinglan’s gaze turned even more determined now. She squinted her eyes ever so slightly as speckles of starlight in her surroundings became illuminated. Her battle armor was shimmering as well as if countless starlights were rippling away from her body and blooming with the most dazzling radiance.
The sixth soul ring on Ye Xinglan’s body glowed. Then, she closed her eyes and held her Stargod Sword tightly in her hands.
Sima Jinchi raised his brows. He was astonished that the aura exuded from the girl was different now. He had no words to describe his feelings, but it felt like his saber’s consciousness during its first breakthrough back in the beginning. It was as if the entire person had sublimed. However, it was not him subliming but his opponent.
The speckles of starlight that surrounded Ye Xinglan’s body began to transform in such an intriguing manner. These starlights suddenly dazzled as if they were burning. Then, they vaporized into strands of light airflows that surrounded her body.
The Stargod Sword in her hands was slowly lifted and tilted forward. The airflows condensed from the starlights were gathering toward the sword.
The Stargod Sword’s radiance was growing more dazzling as it gradually enlarged in her hands at the same time. The sword itself was not enlarging, but its shadow was getting bigger which appeared translucent yet exceedingly shiny.
The sword’s shadow was swaying as if it was alive. It did not emit any compelling force which could suffocate a person, but its appearance caused Sima Jinchi to have a change of countenance.
The Dragon Slaying Saber initially on his shoulder dropped while his eyes could not conceal the shock within them. He had only achieved such skills at the seven-ring cultivation base! Yet, the young maiden before him was capable of emitting such energy fluctuations although she was far from being a Soul Sage.
Sima Jinchi did not believe in the existence of geniuses, for he only believed in persistence and effort. Yet, his heart felt slightly shaken. Could it be that there were truly geniuses in this world? Otherwise, how could this young maiden have such capabilities?
The sword’s shadow which arose into the sky did not appear to be majestic to the audience’s eyes, but Sima Jinchi was well aware that it was more than just a pure soul skill and not a mere sword’s consciousness. It was not just merging one’s body with the sword.
It was Swordsoul!
For all types of weapons, one could sense its consciousness, understand its profoundness, possess its soul, and acquire its spirit.
As the pick of a generation of powerhouses who had forged his own Sabersoul, he watched, much to his surprise, an opponent who possessed the Swordsoul. The initial, relaxed feeling in his heart had gone, and in its place was solemness. Such an opponent was worthy of his lifelong respect.
He could clearly remember how his cultivation base advanced by leaps and bounds after his successful attempt at forging the Sabersoul which finally resulted in him becoming the Southern Army Corps’ most powerful person under the rank of Hyper Douluo.
The girl before him was so much younger. He believed that it would not be long before she would similarly become a peerless powerhouse who had just recently possessed her own Swordsoul!
The intense will to fight arose in Sima Jinchi’s heart soon after. The Dragon Slaying Saber in his right hand was held horizontally by his heart as the seventh soul ring on his body shimmered with radiance.
Whether it was a Swordsoul or a Sabersoul, it would need to attach itself to a soul skill in order to take form. Ye Xinglan’s Swordsoul attached itself to her sixth soul skill while his Sabersoul coupled itself to his seventh soul skill, the Dragon Slaying Avatar.
A gigantic saber’s shadow appeared in front of the enormous Dragon Slaying Saber which was initially four meters long. A dragon’s roar that sounded like a sorrowful cry surrounded Sima Jinchi’s body. The split second it appeared, the audience felt as though they were witnessing the saber cutting a giant dragon into two. The saber’s shadow extended thirty meters from the Dragon Slaying Saber. When it appeared, there was a massive crack on the competition stage. One could not see the bottom of the rift, but a giant void akin to a bottomless abyss.
Even the ground and air were torn apart. One could only imagine how powerful his Sabersoul was.
However, Ye Xinglan acted as if she had not witnessed the opponent’s transformation at present. A layer of faint radiance appeared on her face. Speckles of dazzling starlight appeared on her face while the unusual vision of a star radiance was arising in her eyes.
The Stargod Sword in her hands was raised above her head. The sword’s shadow which was over ten meters long had already taken form on top of the Stargod Sword. It was no longer swaying, but its incredible sharpness was beyond compare.
“Sword… Star… Soul…”