Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 41 The Swordpoint Has Returned Home
As he stared at the solid wall, Chu Yang pondered deeply about how he should extract the swordpoint. It was buried deep in the wall.
Just then, the Nine Tribulations Sword spirit within his dantian suddenly surged strongly. The sensation was so potent that Chu Yang’s heart nearly pounded out of his chest.
Gritting his teeth with resolve, Chu Yang decided that he must do it at all cost.
Chu Yang swung his arm. With a smooth motion, he drew his sword. Next, he started channelling his internal energy and focusing it on his sword. Suddenly, the cold energy within the Nine Tribulations Sword spirit in his dantian poured out into the sword in his hand. In the blink of an eye, the ordinary sword transformed into a radiant, crystalline sabre, emanating a blinding light!
The entire cave became instantly illuminated as if it was daylight!
Chu Yang swung his charged up sword against the wall to test its strength. He wanted to verify whether it was strong enough to withstand the next few strikes. Little did he expect that a single swing of the sword was sufficient to send it flying across the cave into the wall, piercing it like a knife cutting tofu. Apart from the hilt, the entire sword had embedded the wall!
Chu Yang was extremely elated. “I can’t believe the wall is so soft!”
Chu Yang tried to dig the wall with his bare hands but, of course, it did not budge. He kept trying till his fingers turned numb and bruised. It then dawned on him that the stone wall’s weakness was the unnatural cold energy from the sword!
With the sword charged with cold energy, Chu Yang slashed hard at the wall again, creating a deep crack about three feet long. After which, he made three more cuts to create a rectangle shape. Throwing his sword aside, Chu Yang placed both hands on the rectangle chunk he created and pulled his hard using his internal energy.
In a smooth motion, the few hundred pounds of concrete simply followed Chu Yang’s hands and slid out from the wall. It landed heavily on the ground with a loud “boom”.
Without any delay, Chu Yang continued to cut the wall. Blocks after blocks were removed and placed in an expanding pile on the ground. Before long, Chu Yang was fully drenched in perspiration!
There were already over hundred of blocks on the ground!
The sword sunk deep into the wall once more. This time, a distinct “clunk” was heard. Nine Tribulations Sword spirit also made a “pop” sound and suddenly spun vigorously within his dantian. It suddenly became uncontrollably excited!
After extracting one last humongous chunk, Chu Yang stared in bewilderment. The swordpoint was right behind a stone block. It sat quietly and glowed softly in the darkness of the cavern.
The swordpoint was as long as a palm. Its edges were sharp and pointed and the sides emanated a lustrous silver. However, most of it seemed to be covered in a pink metallic shade. This was the blood radiance, a characteristic of weapons made for killing! A powerful, ancient aura emanated from the swordpoint.
The swordpoint had no sheath for protection. Although the swordpoint fragment had been lying dormant for countless years, it still retained its majestic shine. Moreover, a faint glow could be seen on its surface!
Chu Yang’s lips turned dry and his heart started pounding like a drum against his ribcage. Regaining his composure, he suddenly reached out and grabbed the swordpoint!
The moment Chu Yang’s hands made contact with the swordpoint, a frown suddenly appeared on his face. Sweat started to pour down his forehead!
The swordpoint had been buried for so many years. It was supposed to feel cold to the skin. However, when Chu Yang touched it, it was burning hot! This was a drastic contrast with the cold energy that filled Chu Yang’s body! Before long, a thick fog filled the stone cavern. Visibility was so bad that Chu Yang could hardly see his own hands!
In addition, a threatening ancient aura suddenly flooded the cavern. The swordpoint started twitching violently in Chu Yang’s hand as though it was trying to free itself from his grip!
Chu Yang activated his internal energy as his whole body resisted fiercely against the force! He felt extremely perturbed. “In my previous life, I was able to obtain the Nine Tribulations Swordpoint without much demonic reaction! Why is it so different in this life?”
The twitching of the swordpoint soon evolved into a violent and aggressive struggle. Chu Yang felt a gradual loss of control over the swordpoint. In one final twitch, the swordpoint finally jumped out of Chu Yang’s grip, causing a deep cut in his hand!
At this point in time, the swordpoint seemed anxious to fly away for good. Had it fled successfully, Chu Yang would probably never find it again in this lifetime!
In that instance, a feeling of rage exploded from Chu Yang’s dantian. The Nine Tribulations Sword spirit seemed to have reared its head inside Chu Yang, leaving the dantian and entering the meridians. In a split second, it was concentrated in Chu Yang’s hand!
The next moment, a mysterious ancient force from Chu Yang’s palm suddenly diffused into the Nine Tribulations Swordpoint! The swordpoint that was previously trying to break free suddenly seemed to give in after reacting with this ancient force!
The cold energy in Chu Yang’s body suddenly vanished. The heat from the swordpoint had also subsided. Laying still in Chu Yang’s hands, the point of Nine Tribulations Sword radiated powerfully with a mystical blood-red light that extended upwards infinitely. “Swoosh!” The light disappeared as quickly as it had appeared. After which, Chu Yang sensed the swordpoint stabilizing and slowly growing still.
The next moment, an even more quizzical event occurred!
Initially shining brilliantly, the swordpoint had mysteriously vanished from Chu Yang’s palm all of a sudden!
In Chu Yang’s dantian, the Nine Tribulation Sword spirit suddenly quivered energetically as the point entered.
The swordpoint had finally returned!
The next moment, an ancient voice sounded in Chu Yang’s mind. It was as if someone was speaking in his mind.
“A ray of light can obliterate thousands.
Why kill all under the heaven?
An ancient will that is buried deep never changes.
Unify the mountains and clouds to rule over all.”
These mysterious words suddenly appeared inside Chu Yang’s head. Feeling very uneasy, he ruminated over the words carefully.
Chu Yang abruptly realized that these lines were the commandments from the Nine Tribulations Transcending Nine Heavens Technique that he had memorized in his previous life! The next moment, a mysterious but potent force from the Nine Tribulations Swordpoint in his dantian burst out. It integrated with his bones, meridians, blood, flesh, and his entire body…
In that ephemeral moment, Chu Yang’s martial cultivation increased drastically! He had just surpassed Grade One Martial Warrior and had promoted straight to a Grade Three Martial Warrior! Furthermore, his cultivation growth halted right at the peak of the current grade level. In other words, he could easily promote to Grade Four without much training. Shortly later, he regained his composure.
At the same time, a silhouette of a martial artist suddenly appeared in Chu Yang’s mind. With a sword in hand, the figure started performing sword moves!
The transition from step to step was as smooth as flowing water. Chu Yang was intrigued!
Chu Yang already knew this sword moves from his previous life. However, he did not have a chance to master them. But after seeing the images playing in his mind, he felt as though a supernatural force was helping him fathom the hidden secrets that had once eluded him.
In his previous life, Chu Yang had similarly received the power and the commandments. But this time, his experience felt completely different!
Previously, Chu Yang did not feel right no matter how hard he trained and cultivated. Regardless of how much effort he invested, he was unable to understand and internalize the moves. It felt as though a thin veil stood before him and the mental images, allowing him to obtain only vague impressions of the sword moves. Currently, Chu Yang could understand all the moves with great ease! Every minute detail and every small adjustment was as clear as the sky. They were absolutely transparent and coherent!
This was the support of the Nine Tribulations Sword spirit, an added advantage bestowed to the true owner of Nine Tribulations Sword!
Closing his eyes, Chu Yang travelled deeper into the ethereal state…
However, he was oblivious that as the Nine Tribulations Sword entered his dantian and the four commandments appeared in his mind, a white light had burst out from the centre of Beyond the Heavens Sect’s Gathering Clouds Peak, extending straight into the sky. A great commotion had ensued shortly after.
All of a sudden, dark clouds gathered in the territory of the Lower Three Heavens. Within seconds, the sky was completely overcast!
The entire continent had fallen into utter darkness! It was so dark that nobody could see anything around them!
It was only the morning and only a few hours before noon! However, the entire vicinity was just pitch black!
Everyone was terrified!
At the prime minister’s mansion at the Great Zhao Nation…
The minister’s mansion seemed very ordinary from the exterior as if it was the home of some low ranking official. The compound was not very large, and the decoration was plain. The guards did not appear imposing either!
However, this was home to one of the greatest talents ever, Diwu Qing Rou!
As the sky turned black, chaos had ensued in almost every town and city. But the prime minister’s mansion remained quiet and tranquil, as though the event was nothing significant.
It was just the morning and no one had foreseen the occurrence of this event. However, the people at the mansion seemed mentally prepared and unmoved by the shocking sight.
For one, all lights in the mansion were lit.
In the library, a scholar sat quietly. He seemed slightly above 30. His clothing was simple yet elegant. His handsome face was charming and dignified. His gaze was profound and as intense as the rivers flowing into the sea. He seemed to be able to capture the thousands of events happening in life every day and not miss any important features.
The moment the sky turned black, the scholar seemed to have already deduced something. He stood up immediately, went to the window, and stared at the sky in silence.