The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1049 - Breaking Shura
Chapter 1049: Breaking Shura
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Yuanen Yehui did not dodge. She hurled her right fist toward her opponent in the air.
The Shura King snorted. His sharp claws sank down slightly. His pair of Blood Lion Claws were extremely sharp. They carried a lot of momentum and had tremendous force. He clawed directly at Yuanen Yehui’s fist. The subsequent images of the battle instantly appeared in his mind. He would cripple his opponent’s arm with his claw first, and then descend from the skies. He would break open his opponent’s battle armor with consecutive attacks and claw at his opponent’s feet, eventually tearing her to pieces.
However, the moment this thought flashed across his mind, he noticed that something was off.
When Yuanen Yehui hurled her punch, their surroundings suddenly became extremely quiet. The howling air suddenly disappeared, as if the air itself had frozen over. Shortly after, he clearly saw his own claws hitting his opponent’s arms, but he did not feel the subsequent impact. Instead, the sensation was soft and plushy, as if he had clawed into a bale of cotton.
Shortly after, the soft cotton pile suddenly developed a robust toughness that was difficult to describe, and his body slanted to one side.
He had absolute confidence in his own strength and agility. He also knew that Yuanen Yehui was known for her strength. However, he did not think that he would lose in a match between fists and claws. What puzzled him even more was the seemingly straightforward punch acted like a vortex which pulled at his body making it difficult for him to control his body.
From Yuanen Yehui’s fist, there came another strange swirling suction force. The force behind his claws’ attack had been instantly reduced by half. Shortly after, the swirling force suddenly turned in the opposite direction. The two vortices which swirled in opposite directions suddenly fused into one. A stupendous and unstoppable force burst forth from it.
The Shura King had vast experience in battling. He hastily bent his arms and focused his soul power to protect himself.
With a loud bang, he reeled backward for dozens of meters and dropped to the ground.
As described, all these actions sounded seemingly slow, but they actually happened in the time it took to produce a spark. The spectators saw them getting close, followed by Yuanen Yehui’s body enlarging, and then the Shura King reeling from the single punch thrown by Yuanen Yehui.
After the Shura King fell to the ground, he immediately released a furious howl. At the same time, he did a half-squat, and the third soul ring on his body flashed. Shortly after, he extended his pair of Blood Lion Claws. The boundless claw shadows rolled toward Yuanen Yehui like a sea of blood. They blocked off all the possible routes for Yuanen to proceed.
Yuanen Yehui was not flustered in the slightest. She suddenly took a big step forward and hurled another punch. Unlike the previous punch, she retracted her fist with force this time. Simultaneously, the third soul ring on her body shone, the Diamond Titan! Her body was enshrouded in a dark golden halo. The instant she hurled her punch, the air on the entire competition stage seemed to have been sucked away completely.
The boundless claw shadows began swirling before her fist. It was as if a vortex had formed in the middle of the sea of blood. Yuanen Yehui shifted her steps and threw another three punches consecutively. Four vortices appeared in the sea of blood. The vortices instantly moved toward the center where they merged together. The sea of blood was shattered, and a terrifying Fist Consciousness condensed amidst the explosion. It brazenly charged toward the Shura King.
What soul skill was this?
The Shura King raised both his arms defensively. Amidst the sound of the explosion, he was sent reeling from the impact. His battle armor flickered as he managed to block Yuanen Yehui’s attack.
If Yuanen Yehui could be described in two words, then the words “simple” and “unadorned” would be most apt. Each punch was executed according to principle. They did not appear to have any special majestic aura, but they exploded with a mind-blowing force.
The current Yuanen Yehui was completely immersed in her Fist Consciousness. Ever since she was sure of her path, she had merged all her soul skills into her Cloud Vortex Divine Punch. To put it simply, the soul skills she had relied on before were now part of her Cloud Vortex Divine Punch. She continuously fused her soul skills into her punching techniques. She had melded the Tang Sect Secret Techniques, her twin martial souls’ soul skills, her understanding of the punching techniques and observation of the ever-changing clouds above the mountains into a single skill. This was how the Cloud Vortex Divine Punch came to be.
During the past few months, she had been cultivating without a care in the world. Her strength grew by leaps and bounds. She had already created a complete form for her Cloud Vortex Divine Punch. Undoubtedly, it was the most powerful combat strength she had.
The Shura King finally managed to steady himself after some difficulty, but his expression soured. He had watched Yuanen Yehui’s combat videos before. From the videos, his opponent did not seem especially noteworthy. Apparently, his opponent had relied on some Titan Ape martial soul and won victory after victory. However, there was nothing outstanding about her.
Today, after he had exchanged blows with her, he realized just how misguided he was. The strength of his opponent had far exceeded his expectations. They had only collided twice, but the strength displayed by his opponent was definitely not inferior to his.
His underestimation of her vanished completely at this instant. The Shura King quickly got up on his feet. A pair of blood wings extended behind him. His second soul ring shone brightly and covered his body in a lightning glow. He moved swiftly and reached Yuanen Yehui’s side. He swung forcefully with his claw and a blood-colored claw shadow was upon Yuanen Yehui.
However, he did not stay there. The blood wings behind him flapped gently and he reappeared on the other side of Yuanen Yehui. He aimed another claw at her.
Like Yuanen Yehui’s initial soul skill, he had one as well. He gave his soul skill the name the Lightning Shura Claw. His first soul skill, the Blood Lion Claw and second soul skill, the Lightning Possession were the foundations of his initial soul skill. With the coordination between his two soul skills and a powerful cultivation base, he could continuously land forceful attacks against his enemy as he moved with blinding speed. With an assault system battle soul master’s offensive powers and an agility system battle soul master’s speed, he had defeated countless powerful enemies with his Lightning Shura Claw.
As expected, Yuanen Yehui could not keep up with his speed.
The Titan Giant Ape had a large body, and agility was not her forte. She unleashed the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track as she evaded the Shura King’s attacks a few times. Nevertheless, she seemed like she was in a tight corner.
Yuanen Yehui did not hit with a punch. She tried her best to dodge the attacks swiftly. In no time, various scratch marks appeared on her battle armor. Her opponent was moving too fast. Although she still managed to withstand the attacks, it was getting more difficult for her as time went on.
The Shura King was like blood-colored lightning. He circled around Yuanen Yehui continuously, as he slowly wore her down to find her fatal flaw.
The Shura King was not in the least worried that Yuanen Yehui would unleash more powerful soul skills. If that were the case, he would have hoped to witness such a scenario. The more powerful the soul skill, the more soul power it consumed. Unleashing her soul skills blindly would only work in his favor by providing him more opportunities.
Clearly, Yuanen Yehui knew this as well. That was why she did not unleash more soul skills. She faced his attacks with the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track and kept her fists by her sides.
Although the Shura King burst forth with a bloodthirsty glow, he was currently exceptionally calm. Yuanen Yehui appeared to be in a tight spot, but she was not flustered. She faced her opponent in an equally calm manner. The advantage he gained was not as obvious as it appeared.
However, he did not believe that Yuanen Yehui could keep this up, steadily fending his attacks while continuing to consume her soul power. This was clearly advantageous to him. All he was unleashing were his first and second soul skills. Although Yuanen Yehui’s Diamond Titan had good defenses, the consumption of her soul power was clearly higher.
Suddenly, Yuanen Yehui’s knees buckled and a weak point appeared under her armpit. The Shura King’s eyes focused as he prepared to attack. He had barely stretched his Blood Lion Claw when he paused, and suddenly leaped into the skies. He did not choose to attack the weak point which appeared. Instead, he chose to attack Yuanen Yehui’s head. ‘I won’t be so dumb as to fall for a simple trick such as an exposed flaw.’
However, at this very moment, the staggering Yuanen Yehui hurled a punch. Her punch was aimed at… air?
For sure, it was air.
The Shura King’s gaze instantly froze. He suddenly discovered that the air around him had an extremely terrifying suction power. Yuanen Yehui had thrown a right punch which hit at the air whereas her left hand made a downward-pressing motion. A terrifying strength that was difficult to describe suddenly exploded from her body. Her fourth soul ring shone as well.
The Devil Titan! Shortly after, her sixth soul ring lit up!
The Shura King felt his scalp go numb. As a Soul Saint, he would have an inkling whenever any danger was present. He had always believed in his intuition. Without hesitation, he unleashed his seventh soul ring. His body transformed swiftly into the air. At the same time, while he was being pulled, he transformed into a blood-colored giant lion.
It was precisely the Blood Lion avatar!
When he acquired the martial soul avatar, his offensive and defensive abilities would be amplified. Although he did not know what Yuanen Yehui was doing, he had complete confidence in breaking free from his opponent’s all-out explosive power.
It was a giant vortex. This time, even the spectators saw it clearly. The vortex was a faint yellow. The main body of the vortex covered the entire competition stage. The color gradient gradually darkened the closer it got to Yuanen Yehui’s body, which was a dark yellow. Everything burst forth the moment the punch was hurled.