Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 730 Our Swords Are Different!
“No wonder there are those who claim that the state of a Sword Sovereign will never repeat! The sword intent of every Sword Sovereign will always be special! Once that Sword Sovereign dies, his sword intent would disappear forever! Even in a million years, his sword intent would never appear again!”
The white-bearded Enforcer muttered, “I see! This is really the case! It seems like this Sword Sovereign is going to steal the limelight in the battle of the Martial Emperors…no wonder people always say that there must be some kind of sacrificial offering every time a Sword Sovereign makes a breakthrough!”
“The sacrificing offering this time refers to human lives!”
In the next moment, Gu Du Xing let out a crisp roar and he suddenly jerked amidst all the snow around him. The pile of snow on the left side of his body suddenly exploded, revealing the left side of his body.
A streak of lonely sword aura was unleashed instantly!
Then, this streak of sword aura shot into the sky!
It was sharp and maneuvered its way up brilliantly!”
“Grade 3 Sword Sovereign!” The white-bearded elder was astonished. “But why is only half his body revealed? Don’t tell me that…”
Following this, another explosion ensued. The pile of snow on the right side of Gu Du Xing’s body blew apart and revealed his entire body. Another aura of Great Oblivion was released from the right side of his body too!
A sonorous cry came from the Black Dragon sword before it detached itself from its sword casket on its own. It carried a slight sense of arrogance as it shot into the sky. In mid-air, it released sword lights, as if it was watching the entire heaven and earth!
Gu Du Xing’s entire body seemed to have divided into two.
One side of it was lonely, while the other side practiced the Great Oblivion!
These two vastly different sword intents were revealed from his body, and they also served to separate his body into two halves!
However, they were on the same body!
“Indeed…he’s indeed a dual-elemental Sword Sovereign!”
The white-bearded elder was shocked. There was even a burning look in his eyes!
The state that Gu Du Xing was in from the start until the end even completely surrounded Chu Yang.
Or perhaps it was better to claim that Chu Yang had always been in the core of Gu Du Xing’s state!
When Gu Du Xing sensed the depths of his lonely sword technique, Chu Yang would also sense a loneliness that was as deep as a valley!
Gu Du Xing’s loneliness wasn’t a form of peak loneliness!
Instead…it was a loneliness that stemmed from having nothing else other than his sword!
However, the moment he was oblivious to his feelings, he wouldn’t have experienced such a loneliness anymore!
Gu Du Xing was this persistent. Just as he made his breakthrough, he completely opened his heart and gave it to his friend.
It was only by being extreme that he could form his sword!
It was only by being extreme that he could remain loyal to his feelings!
It was only by doing all these that he could achieve the Great Oblivion!
The Great Oblivion wasn’t about forgetting everything. It was about assimilating one’s feelings with the heaven and earth!
So that one could exist with the heaven and earth! Until eternity!
This relationship was alive!
It was just like how Gu Du Xing’s sword had its own life now!
Gu Du Xing was now a Grade 3 Sword Sovereign
However, Chu Yang was still seated on the ground. He was still immersed in the state that Gu Du Xing was in earlier.
As he was immersed in this sword intent, he couldn’t help but think of Mo Qing Wu. After this, a scene seemed to have appeared in his mind. Instantly, he felt very bitter and forlorn.
Chu Yang seemed to have lost himself in that instant.
Purple Bamboo Forest!
In the forest filled with purple bamboos stood a melancholic, peerless talent who was completely decked in red. If he could dance for a king, his life would cease to be bitter anymore. If a king watched his dance, his life would cease to be lonely anymore.
As his red shirt swayed in the wind, he danced for a king. Even if he was let down by heartlessness, he still wanted to dance for a king. Even if his life was bitter, it would cease to be bitter once he danced!
As he didn’t dance easily, he danced for his entire life the moment he started dancing!
Chu Yang slightly sighed as he was covered in snow and felt extremely melancholic. In this state of complete Great Oblivion, he fully comprehended Gu Du Xing’s sword intent. However, he also thought of something else because of this sword intent.
Chu Yang fully comprehended Gu Du Xing’s sword intent and feelings.
However, he would only understand, but never try to cultivate! Furthermore, he detached himself from Gu Du Xing’s sword intent.
This was because this was Gu Du Xing’s sword intent, but Chu Yang had his own sword intent. This was why it was one thing for him to understand Gu Du Xing’s sword intent and another thing for him to achieve enlightenment of his own sword intent.
While Gu Du Xing couldn’t forget Gu Miao Ling, Chu Yang couldn’t forget Mo Qing Wu!
Gu Miao Ling and Mo Qing Wu wasn’t the same person.
This was how a sword intent worked.
However, Chu Yang was moved precisely because Gu Du Xing managed to achieve enlightenment of his Sword of Loneliness and Sword of Great Oblivion.
This was why he sighed.
He never felt so pressed or sour in his heart before…Mo Qing Wu! It didn’t matter whether ti was the past or current Mo Qing Wu.
“Because you danced for me in your past life, I’m willing to suffer for you in this life.”
“Qingwu, I’m waiting for you.”
“I’m waiting for you to grow up!”
Gu Du Xing’s voice resonated, “Have you comprehended?”
Chu Yang sighed, “What about you? What did you understand?”
Gu Du Xing smiled.
Although Chu Yang was covered in snow and couldn’t see Gu Du Xing smiling, he could imagine how blissful Gu Du Xing’s smile must be right now.
“I understand. After this round of enlightenment, I fully understand what it means to be a Grade 3 Sword Sovereign! This is no mean feat.” Gu Du Xing smiled and said, “The most important thing is that I finally understand my life direction. Whether it’s about loneliness or the Great Oblivion, I cultivate my sword not to kill people!”
“I cultivate to protect people!”
“Protect sister Xiao Miao and my comrades! Protect those that I love!”
Gu Du Xing said, “Since I am doing this to protect them, I must learn how to forget about my feelings when you do so! This is because protection is about feelings!”
Chu Yang gently laughed, “My sword is different from you. But we both have a common goal – protect our loved ones.”
Chu Yang recalled how he first went through his rebirth. He told his master Meng Chao Ran, “I cultivate my sword to kill people.”
Right now, Gu Du Xing actually said that he was cultivating his sword not to kill people.
It sounded very conflicting, but Chu Yang realized that what he said in the past was wrong. This was because he was still immersed in the martial realm of his previous life then.
Gu Du Xing’s current state had completely transcended the realm that he was in in his previous life!
This was why Gu Du Xing had formed his own path now!
Gu Du Xing laughed and said, “It all boils down to one sentence – martial arts is for protection!”
After pondering for some time, Chu Yang finally burst out from the pile of snow that he was in and laughed, “Not bad! Yes, it’s about this logic! Martial arts is used for dealing with the dangers of this world. Ordinary people can’t protect their own things, thus they think of ways to become stronger so that they can protect the things that they care about. This is how it works! This process forms such a law that eventually becomes martial arts!”
Gu Du Xing was the one who was stunned right now. He furrowed his brow and said, “What things are you talking about?”
Chu Yang laughed and said, “It’s like this! It’s like this!”
Chu Yang started becoming cheerful and never felt that he had ever been so cheerful before. He also didn’t understand why he became so open-minded when he thought until this point. However, it was at this point that he felt much better.
Chu Yang stood up and laughed twice before he walked into the tent. As he looked at al his comrades that thought that he had gone berserk, he laughed foolishly again and cursed.
Everyone was stunned.
Gu Du Xing continued to stand outside. After some time, he scratched his head and said in puzzlement, “What happy thing did I do earlier? What’s going on?”
After thinking for a long while, he still didn’t manage to figure anything out. As he recalled everything that he said earlier, he was unable to understand why Chu Yang was acting like this. Finally, he gave up and mumbled, “I can’t speak to him like a normal person. I can’t use the logic of a normal person to understand him. More accurately speaking, he’s a freak…”
He shook his head before he finally stood up and entered the tent.
On this night, Chu Yang and the rest were so excited that they couldn’t sleep. Whereas Tian Bu Hui and the others were so depressed that they couldn’t sleep.
The most painful thing in life was watching one’s own enemy making a breakthrough just before one was going to fight him on the next morning!
Furthermore, this enemy that made a breakthrough was the most destructive one too. He was also the person who was most likely to influence the outcome of the battle!
Of course, this wasn’t the most tragic thing. The most tragic thing was that Tian Bu Hui could only watch helplessly as Gu Du Xing made a breakthrough!
Those who were keen-eyed knew that Tian Bu Hui might not succeed even if he tried to wreak havoc! However, if he didn’t, his enemy would most certainly make a breakthrough!
It was at this critical moment that an Enforcer came up to tell him that he would be eliminated if he dared to cause any problems. He would be eliminated from the face of this earth before the night even passed!
How could Tian Bu Hui not feel aggrieved? How could he not feel indignant?
This was why Tian Bu Hui was furious!
Eventually, he gathered everyone.
“It’ll be the battle of the Martial Emperors come dawn. However, Gu Du Xing managed to make a breakthrough just before the battle! He’s a Sword Sovereign now!” Tian Bu Hui appeared very gloomy, “After going through this breakthrough, he’ll become even more difficult to resist! Initially, both our sides were evenly matched. If we allow him to fight freely tomorrow, there’s an eighty percent chance that we are going to lose!”
“We’ve lost all our Martial Kings during the battle of Martial Kings! If we lose all our Martial Emperors in tomorrow’s battle, what’s the point of victory even if we win?”
Tian Bu Hui revealed a vicious smile on his face, “In this battle, all the elites from the Middle Three Heavens will be buried! Or rather, only one person will survive at the end… the Martial Saints of the Shi Clan from the Upper Three Heavens!”
Everyone was silent.
It was possible for something like this to happen.
The final victor would want to wipe out the loser! This was the rule of an ultimate battle in the Lake of Death! The loser cannot leave the mountain!
If all of Tian Bu Hui’s Martial Emperors died…and only a few Martial Monarchs remained as well as an invited Martial Saint….
What would be the point even if his side won?
“Are you hinting that…” The masters of both the Zhao and Li Clan asked at the same time.
“Kill Gu Du Xing!” Tian Bu Hui’s gaze flashed. “Our ultimate battle can’t be like the battle of Martial Kings. We have to consolidate our greatest strength right from the start. We must get rid of Gu Du Xing right from the start! We cannot let him unleash the power of his sword!”
Everyone present appeared very grim as they nodded their heads.
A Sword Sovereign was invincible once he unleashed the power of his sword in the Middle Three Heavens! When Gu Du Xing was still a Grade 1 Sword Sovereign, he could already resist a Grade 9 Martial Emperor when he used his sword!
In that case, how powerful would he be as a Grade 3 Sword Sovereign?
Evidently, he would be very strong!
“Lord Black Devil! You are the most experienced in assassinations! What do you think about this?” Tian Bu Hui straightened his body and asked.