Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 174 Planned Encounter!
Kong Shang Xin would never have dreamt that his tactic that he used in order to lure the snake out of its hole would be ineffective. When he realized that he was being toyed with, he was so enraged that he wanted to abandon his position. However, right at that very moment, his target appeared.
His target strutted forward with his ferocious mask with a domineering aura. This was indeed the King of Hell Chu, with such an aura surrounding his body, it could only be him.
Kong Shang Xin was elated.
Heaven is fair to good people.
Since the moment that he spotted his target, King level leader Kong could not help but feel tense as his heart continued to beat erratically.
He took a deep breath and quickly regained his composure. He closed his eyes and pulled himself together as he remained completely still. He kept so still that he appeared more like a rock than an actual person as he hid all signs of his life.
King level leader Kong slowly opened his eyes, watching the target. Everything around him suddenly became silent, his heart practically stopped as his body remained motionless and breathing became virtually nonexistent. He controlled his entire body so well that even the pores in his skin closed.
Everything seemed to be immersed in silence.
In Kong Shang Xin’s eyes, everything around him slowly faded away. He focused solely on the figure walking in the distance. Each of King of Hell Chu’s slow footsteps was like a stomp that echoed in his heart.
About thirty feet away!
Kong Shang Xin continued to quietly stay hidden, but his entire body’s strength was now concentrated on his thighs. He only needed to take one jump and he would be right next to the target.
One hundred feet from Bu Tian Pavilion will be the place your life ends, King of Hell Chu!
For anyone returning home, one hundred feet was typically the distance when they start to let down their guard. Regardless of whether it was an ordinary person or an assassin, it was the same and part of human nature. His many years of experience as an assassin had taught Kong Shang Xin this. His many successes had led him to this conclusion.
Hence it was based on experience that Kong Shang Xin decided that he would make his move at this distance.
While Kong Shang Xin could not see through the cultivation level of the person wearing the mask, it was not important. He was now directing all of his power into this one move, one move to kill.
Even if his opponent was an ordinary person, he would still do the same.
Three steps… Only three more steps!
Seeing a figure coming, everyone around Bu Tian Pavilion immediately became alert and stopped what they were doing. Everyone turned toward the person wearing the mask as they ceremoniously greeted him, “Minister…”
King of Hell Chu remained quiet as he advanced. For the people who greeted him, if he felt like it, he gave them a grunt; otherwise, he just kept walking on. With his hands clasped behind his back, his mannerism and the way he conducted himself was representative that he owned the place.
His arrogance and his haughtiness were both shown in his action and appearance.
This really is King of Hell Chu.
The attitude of the people from Bu Tian Pavilion eliminated any little doubts Kong Shang Xin still had.
Only two more steps left!
A little closer!
King of Hell Chu lifted his leg for the third step, and his heel landed in the one hundred feet distance…
At that very moment…
Success and failure were to be determined at this moment.
Kong Shang Xin took a deep breath. His legs sprung up, and his entire body became an arrow. Using the tree branch as a bow, he shot himself forward.
Not a sound was made as his body moved as though it was flying. In the blink of an eye, he neared the target.
The moment Kong Shang Xin’s feet almost touched the ground, a sharp sound which ripped through the atmosphere was heard from behind him. Following that, white smoke began to rise. If anyone were to look at the airspace in which Kong Shang Xin had passed through, one would be able to see that the sunlight along his flight path had become distorted.
His speed was so fast that the friction between his body and the air created smoke.
Moreover, his body ripped through the atmosphere, itself.
Space and time stood still at this moment.
He was as powerful as ten thousand soldiers. Yet, Kong Shang Xin’s mouth remained sealed as he moved towards the target. There was only a flash and a thin and transparent saber appeared in his hand without a sound.
Its target was King of Hell Chu.
Kong Shang Xin used all of his might and slashed down…
At this moment, King of Hell Chu’s foot had also just touched the ground.
The killing aura that Kong Shang Xin had hidden now manifested itself. It was like a tsunami, like water which had just broken a strong dam.
His speed was so fast that from the very moment he pushed off from that branch, it had not begun to shake until he had reached his target. As it did, leaves flew and danced all over the air.
On the other side, Kong Shang Xin shot himself toward his target and bore down his saber on King of Hell Chu.
While the saber was unseen and carried with it the aura of a raging storm that surrounded King of Hell Chu. He could no longer advance or retreat; the only thing he could do was meet it.
King level leader Soul Catcher was startled! He was so surprised his soul left his body.
Even though he had expected the assassin to be extremely skilled and of a high cultivation level, he hadn’t expected for the assassin to be this powerful.
This one blow, forget about ordinary people, even a king level master like himself was looking at a sixty percent chance of death. Moreover, he had not sensed the assassin’s killing aura until he made his move.
Earlier, he was disappointed that the assassin did not appear; but now… he did not expect the assassin to make that earth-shattering move when he did appear.
King level leader Soul Catcher fell into a state of shock and quickly raised his hand to block. In his hand was a strange looking hook that shone brightly.
The two weapons slammed into each other, but a bizarre thing happened. The sound that was produced was really soft, almost nonexistent. It was as if the two carefully placed their weapons together in the same place as gently as possible.
A keen-eyed person could see the shock waves created by the two weapons coming into contact with each other.
King level leader Soul Catcher roared out in anger. Unable to hold his ground, his legs backed up creating five or six deep foot-shaped holes in the process. He took a few steps further back before he was able to jump backward. After he landed, he continued to back up a few more steps before being able to steady himself.
There was now a trail of blood flowing from the edge of his mouth.
Although he was able to block the slash of the saber, its powerful momentum had injured him.
Kong Shang Xin was also shocked and rolled backward. After his feet touched the ground again, he had to take three or four steps back, but still did not make a sound. He immediately rushed forward and slashed down with his saber.
After their first initial encounter, the distance between him and his target was about eighty feet. However, his speed increased, faster than the previous move. The moment his saber was positioned slightly below his waist, he was already in front of King level leader Soul Catcher’s face. The very moment that the saber reached his target, it was at its peak of its power and speed and all of his the killing aura surrounded the blade.
No one watching would be able to figure out how he could have gained such great distance in so little time.
Kong Shang Xin was also terrified. He could not believe his opponent was able to block his killing move. Could it be that my opponent is a King level master as well?
Perhaps the information Yin Wu Fa sent was not wrong?
These questions remained in his mind as his appearance remained as cold as before.
He only had one thought in his mind: Kill the person in front of him.
Before King level leader Soul Catcher was able to regain his composure he came face to face with the saber again. He let out a roar and used all of his might to block it with his hook.
In the blink of an eye, that strange weapon shifted from his right hand to left and from left to right a few dozen times. All of his moves were defensive.
King level leader Soul Catcher was famous for two hooks: one defensive and one offensive. But currently, he was only able to remain on the defense.
In fact, he wasn’t even able to use two hooks at the same time. This attack move was so fierce that he could only concentrate all of his strength to block the attack. His free arm was essentially useless as all of the strength was focused on his other arm to protect himself.
Kong Shang Xin held the saber with one hand and attacked with the force of an erupting volcano. Slashes rained down one after the other.
Although at first glance, his saber technique seemed simple as it was just slashing straight down. However, the gap between each slash was virtually nonexistent. It was as if he did not need time to gather power. It continued one powerful slash after another until the opponent met his end. There were no signs that the saber would stop.
“Sir, be careful…” Chu Yang watched from a distance and yelled out anxiously.
King level leader Soul Catcher almost vomited blood.
He had been filled with confidence earlier on. However, now that the enemy had reduced him to such a state, at that moment, even Chu Yang began to speak words of concern. However, in the King level leader Soul Catcher’s ears, these words were words of mockery.
His face darkened!
He wanted to scream out, “Shut up!” But under the attack of this powerful offensive from the assassin, he could only concentrate on blocking. Forget about speaking, he didn’t even have time to breathe!
In the blink of an eye, the saber had slashed down on him ninety-nine times. King level leader Soul Catcher had been pushed back a great distance and he was now more than three hundred feet from Bu Tian Pavilion. Essentially, he had moved one step back with each slash. His body staggered like a little boat in a storm that was about to capsize at any moment. Such a result made King level leader Soul Catcher so angry and even Chu Yang was surprised.
He had not expected that Golden Horse Riders Department would send such a powerful individual such as him.
“It’s you…” King level leader Soul Catcher stared at the assassin and ground his teeth. From the saber techniques, he knew the true identity of the assassin.
The elusive saber – World’s Sad Loner!
Sad Saber King – Kong Shang Xin!
This name caused a great stir in Middle Three Heavens. He was famous for being a lone thief.
“You must die.” Kong Shang Xin grunted coldly, “Knowing my identity will only mean a quicker death for you…”
“Kong Shang Xin! Today, I will make you become like your name and die in sadness.” King level leader Soul Catcher was extremely annoyed. This riffraff from Jiang Hu was forcing him into a corner.
What was even worse was the fact that he was an eight grade King level master. However, because Kong Shang Xin had the element of surprise he was backed into a corner. All he could do was to block the slashes that continued to rain down. Ninety-nine slashes and he could remain on the defense. Not a single offensive move! This was too shameful.
“Hahaha…” Kong Shang Xin let out three more slashes and suddenly stopped. He seemed to be distracted by something from behind King level leader Soul Catcher’s back. There appeared a flaw in his all-encompassing offense.
King level leader Soul Catcher was startled. He roared out loud and raised his hook in the direction of his opponent.
The opponent’s saber slash seemed to suffer from some sort of distraction and came down on his shoulder instead.
Two hooks ripped through the wind and flew forward. One went at the enemy’s throat and the other one went right for his heart.
This was the best opportunity to reverse the outcome…