Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 175 3 Kings, 3 Defeats!
King level leader Soul Catcher had assumed that the enemy had been distracted by the Hei Mo Saber King appearing behind him.
“Foolish!” Kong Shang Xin sneered as his entire body suddenly twisted with his saber as he created a huge arc. He dodged the hooks while slashing directly at the King level leader Soul Catcher’s throat.
That single move had been a precise, deadly and sharp blow. He had created an opportunity for the opponent to turn aggressive and lower his defense into an opportunity for him to deal a deadly blow.
This trap had been carefully crafted by Kong Shang Xin.
The King level leader Soul Catcher was startled by his attack and fell backward, clinging to his dear life. His waist was bent to the point that the cracking sounds of his bones echoed throughout. However, because of this, he managed to dodge the potentially fatal attack.
Blood splattered all over the ground. While King level leader Soul Catcher was able to partially avoid the fatal blow, the saber nicked part of his shoulder which exposed part of his bone. Although he had managed to escape with his life, he still paid a dear price!
The fight between the two King level masters continued at an extremely quick pace. It was so fast that the guards of Bu Tian Pavilion didn’t even have time to react.
“Not good! The Minister is fighting against an assassin outside the gate!” The sound of screams reverberated through the compound and all of Bu Tian Pavilion burst into action. Everyone immediately grabbed their weapons and shot out the gate.
On both sides, two military groups sounded their alarms urgently. Soldiers flooded out from all directions.
Kong Shang Xin’s countenance remained as calm and cold as before. His attacks did not slow down and his saber continued to flash even faster and much fiercer than before.
The people of Bu Tian Pavilion ran forward with the intention to help. However, they were ordinary people and not King level masters. Hence even though they ran as fast as they could, it took them a long time as compared to a King level master who could cover the same distance within a breath.
In two breaths, Kong Shang Xin would be able to kill King of Hell Chu and happily leave.
This remained true as long as he wasn’t surrounded and under heavy siege.
Kong Shang Xin decided to end it. His flashing saber suddenly seemed to turn into two and slashed down from two different places.
Divide Spirit from Soul, deadly double blades!
This was a unique skill that Kong Shang Xin had always kept secret. The moment he used this move, there were only two outcomes either life or definite death.
King level leader Soul Catcher screamed angrily and his hooks turned yellow while a black aura surrounded them.
In Life or death; he could only depend on himself.
While reinforcements poured in from all directions, he knew that they would only be in time to avenge his death.
“Clink… clink… clink…”
In the blink of an eye, the two kinds of weapons slammed into each other at least a hundred times. King level leader Soul Catcher unexpectedly screamed out in pain and rolled back. His blood-soaked body went perfectly with the ferocious mask.
Kong Shang Xin also jumped back. There were seven or eight blood wounds which squirted out blood from his body, but he paid no attention to them. The moment he touched the ground, he fiercely rushed forth, determined to kill his opponent.
The sky suddenly went dark…
The archers of Bu Tian Pavilion while still in the process of rushing forward were able to release a wave of arrows in an organized manner! Their target was the one and only Kong Shang Xin currently suspended in midair.
Among the rain of arrows were concealed weapons from the other martial masters of Bu Tian Pavilion. For the moment the sky seemed to be covered by a dark net made of arrows and concealed weapons.
Kong Shang Xin’s body flashed in the air while he swung his saber to protect his body. In the blink of an eye, he escaped from the rain of arrows and shot himself towards the trunk of the big tree for cover. He only needed to borrow the strength of that tree to push himself away for a clean escape.
Just a little further…
Suddenly, a saber flashed like a bolt of lightning which came down from that treetop. Along with it was a cold voice which shouted, “Down!”
Hei Mo Saber King Soft Cloud had appeared at this critical moment.
In fact, this was not a coincidence. Earlier, Chu Yang had ‘unintentionally’ reminded him, “We should be wary of things if they were to go wrong and guard against the assassin from escaping. You should hide there and wait in ambush…”
Therefore, Hei Mo Saber King Soft Cloud had chosen this place for his ambush.
Things had actually turned out as predicted.
Kong Shang Xin had risked his own life and received those wounds in order to severely injure King level leader Soul Catcher. Now that the situation was out of his control, he felt that the only thing he could do was to escape.
However, little did he expect the place he had been waiting in ambush now had someone else waiting to ambush him!
After he had placed all of his efforts into the fight, his body had sustained only a couple of injuries. He then had to go through the deadly wave of arrows and concealed weapons which rained down upon him. After which he narrowly managed to escape death and return to his initial spot. However, as he thought that it was safe he had let down his guard. Unfortunately for him, all of a sudden, a King level master had unexpectedly appeared in front of him.
At that very moment, Kong Shang Xin truly understood what sadness was.
“Another King level master! A Saber King, too!” Kong Shang Xin’s eyes flashed fiercely. He activated the extreme limit of all the energy in his body. He twisted his body and pulled a saber in a flash.
Two sabers slammed into each other and a loud sound rang out. The two Saber Kings slashed at each other fiercely without holding back.
“You…” Saber King Soft Cloud yelled angrily. That slash seemed fierce but it was completely lacked any power.
Hei Mo Saber King Soft Cloud was only a sixth grade King level master while his opponent was eighth grade. The latter not only far exceeded him in cultivation level but also in battle experience. Although that saber move might have seemed solid, he used it in order to borrow strength.
The two slammed into each other and fell down together. While they were freefalling, the sabers continued to flash. The sounds of two sabers crashing into each other continued to ring out.
Mid-fall, Kong Shang Xin suddenly stopped for a brief moment in the air making his body slightly higher than that of Saber King Soft Cloud.
That borrowed strength from earlier was now playing its role. Kong Shang Xin brutally stomped on Saber King Soft Cloud’s butt, using it as a platform and flew back up to the treetop. He paused and spat out a few clumps of blood before turning to leave. In a blink of an eye, his dark silhouette became a tiny speck in the distance… as he disappeared.
After the kick in the butt, Saber King Soft Cloud lost balance. He dropped on the ground like a rock, and dust filled the air. His whole body went deep into the ground, and even his mouth was filled with dirt.
A little while after, he crawled out. He pounded his chest and spat out dirt and blood!
In a distance, King level leader Soul Catcher was trembling as he lay in a pool of blood. In today’s battle of Three Kings, all three had lost.
“Minister, are you okay?” Cheng Zi Ang hastily ran forward and lifted King level leader Soul Catcher up. He anxiously yelled out, “Doctor! Find a doctor quickly…”
Today’s battle had shocked the entire Bu Tian Pavilion.
In Bu Tian Pavilion, Minister Chu was famous for being mysterious. All day, they could only hear his yelling but never saw his face. No one had expected that their minister would be a King level master. Moreover, no one could forget the moment that the assassin had made his move. His golden glow and the crown suspended above his head… These were the signs of a high ranking King level master.
And yet, the minister was able to fight with him for that long. While he suffered a loss and became severely injured, his combating skill was unparalleled to all who were present.
King level leader Soul Catcher wanted to explain, but each time he opened his mouth, blood came out and thus decided to remain quiet.
His body had received at least ten slashes. Each slash from the saber not only brought on visible wounds but also ravaged the body with saber energy. His internal organs were seriously injured, and his life was hanging by a thread.
Hei Mo Saber King Soft Cloud started cursing the moment he crawled out, “Bastard! Next time we see each other, I will skin you and drink your blood…”
He roared out and rubbed his rear at the same time, but still remained terrified. If that guy had chosen to kick down on another part of his body, he would probably have died from the impact. He was truly inches from death…
They were two King level masters; one fought openly while the other ambushed. Yet the enemy still managed to escape. This was too shameful…
Chu Yang had been watching the entire scene in cover and his face was somewhat smudged with dirt. However, in this battle, he was the person who benefitted the most.
Because of the battle between Kings, the sword spirit in his consciousness had suddenly awoken. In addition, it criticized to no end in Chu Yang’s head.
“You call this King level? Motherf*, so weak…”
“Too weak! That saber user, what skill does he have? His saber cannot bend, but should his saber energy just go straight? What can you do with it just going straight like that?”
“Ack… What an idiot… What’s he using two hooks for? How could he have enough momentum to fight? This method might be effective fighting with weaker people, but do you need anything special to fight weaker people? This really sucks! Doesn’t he know that fighting people with the same rank, a little hesitation would result in defeat? How is it possible that he is able to compete with people stronger than him? One palm and he would be dead…”
“A bunch of I don’t know what…”
“What is that bastard doing? He had the opportunity… Yet he let his opponent stomp on his butt to borrow his force… Stupid… Really stupid beyond words… All he needed to do was to use Thousand Pound Weight to fall on top of his opponent and he would have no choice but to fall along with him… There are a whole bunch of people waiting below! Where could that guy run… He even put on a show with his saber and allowed the enemy to borrow strength from that… What a fool! Such foolishness…”
The sword spirit continually cursed and critiqued the fight in a contemptuous voice. He began to point out the flaws in each of the moves and techniques used by the King level masters, as well as giving suggestions about what they should be doing instead.
Chu Yang did not have the time to learn from every word the sword spirit spoke. At that moment, he was stunned. Not a single word that the spirit said was wrong, not even a little!
Chu Yang discovered that the sword’s spirit’s words always hit the heart of the matter. Moreover, it also gave the simplest solutions.
In addition to the flaws in each move, the sword spirit also pointed out to the flaws in the martial artists’ way of thinking.
The sword spirit was disdainful of the three Kings’ flaws. At first, it cursed energetically. Then it gradually lost interest and became quiet. It seemed to be reminiscing about the time when it was at its pinnacle.
It sighed, “How many years has it been? How did all the martial artists become such weaklings? Even watching is not interesting… There is no talent in this Lower Three Heavens worth looking at…”
Little did the sword spirit know that his nagging complaints gave Chu Yang a completely new perspective on things…