This scene happened all too fast. In an instant, one of the three eighth level Qi Condensation Fallen Chen clansmen was dead. The other two took a deep breath but spent no time in thinking and hurriedly closed in on Bai Xiaochun for the kill.
Fresh blood was seeping out of the corners of Bai Xiaochun’s mouth. He shakily moved back and hit the big tree behind him. The claymore was suddenly pushed out of his chest and he grabbed it with his right hand, pulling it all out, then slashed another clansman. Just when his attack was dodged, the other eighth level Qi Condensation Fallen Chen clansman approached and used his right hand to form a hand seal, producing an explosion.
Boom! Bai Xiaochun flew in the air, fresh blood sprayed out of his body, staining all his clothes with blood. The two Fallen Chen clansmen gave chase. Despite his life being in danger Bai Xiaochun did not break down, he was supported by his strong desire to live. He growled and formed a hand sign, causing the longspear and battleaxe to appear as well as two flying swords.
These objects were mercilessly shot towards the two clansmen with his Purple Qi Cauldron Technique.
The complexions of the two Fallen Chen clansmen changed, and they immediately conjured a black mist with their techniques in order to block Bai Xiaochun’s attack. A loud sound reverberated, and when the attack dissipated, those magical treasures Bai Xiaochun threw were scattered in all directions. Fresh flood flowed uncontrollably from the corner of Bai Xiaochun’s mouth as he staggered backwards.
“It’s time to end this!” The two eighth level Qi Condensation clansmen rushed forward for the third time, their speed now was even greater as the power of their cultivations was fully released. They approached Bai Xiaochun in the blink of an eye, intending to kill him.
“Live on, I want to live on!” There was a frenzied look in Bai Xiaochun’s eyes, the Spiritual Qi in his body had all been burnt out as he let out a hoarse howl. Amidst Bai Xiaochun’s howl, the faint Spiritual Energy that had been accumulating in countless tiny meridians as well as his flesh and bones inside his body throughout all these years exploded out like a thousand-rivers strong sea.
Boom, boom, boom!
The Spiritual Qi in these tiny meridians had already been loosened from Bai Xiaochun’s previous life-and-death battles. It was during this crucial moment that they finally awakened, surging towards Bai Xiaochun’s main meridians. In the blink of an eye, they had merged into a huge river. When they flowed through his whole body, the sounds of beating drums echoed in waves as an overwhelming force flowed into his main meridians.
At the same time, the cultivation of the seventh level of Qi Condensation surged, exploding out of Bai Xiaochun’s body.
The two approaching eighth level Qi Condensation clansmen were also aware of the surges brought by the seventh level of Qi Condensation coming from Bai Xiaochun. Their expressions changed drastically, an incredulous and shocked expression appeared in their eyes.
“A breakthrough in battle!”
“How… How can this be!” While the two were in shock, Bai Xiaochun suddenly raised his head, a sharp gleam could be seen in his eyes. Even though this excess Spiritual Energy was unable to heal Bai Xiaochun’s injuries, it was still sufficient to bring him out of his burnt-out state, a certain gratification surged through him as he was reinvigorated.
He dashed out and appeared in front of one of them in an instant. The Fallen Chen clansman cried out as Bai Xiaochun’s right hand, pitch-black from the Throat Crushing Grasp, neared.
Kacha, this eighth level Qi Condensation clansman could not dodge at all. His body was not under his control as he headed straight for Bai Xiaochun’s right hand, as if he had been forcefully pulled, and had his neck broken by Bai Xiaochun.
The other person felt numb. Seeing Bai Xiaochun direct his gaze at him, he immediately let out a shrill cry, rapidly backing away with intense fear in his eyes. He was already frightened out of his wits by Bai Xiaochun.
“Young Master, save me!” This last eighth level Qi Condensation clansman cried out anxiously as he backed away.
Chen Heng, who was less than thirty zhang away, saw the scene happen right before his eyes and let out a furious roar.
(ED note: one zhang is approximately 3.58 meters, or 3.64 yards.)
“You are courting death!”
Bai Xiaochun did not even look at Chen Heng as his right hand formed a hand seal, and the all the fallen magical treasures that had been scattered around shuddered in this moment. They emitted a loud buzzing sound, as if responding to Bai Xiaochun’s call.
All of them instantly shot out with a speed even greater than before. In the blink of an eye, they had already arrived at Chen Heng, preventing him from approaching.
Explosions echoed out as Chen Heng was stopped by those magical treasures. Even if Chen Heng had cultivated to the ninth level of Qi Condensation, he was still unable to break those magical treasures in an instant, and therefore, he was held back for a moment.
At the same time that Chen Heng was stopped, Bai Xiaochun quickly charged out, approaching the escaping eighth level Qi Condensation clansman. Bai Xiaochun’s eyes were filled with killing intent as a punch shot out in the clansman’s direction.
An explosion resounded and fresh blood spurted out from the eighth level Qi Condensation clansman. He was about to continue his retreat, unable to notice Bai Xiaochun’s left hand that was forming a hand seal. A wooden sword silently approached this eighth level Qi Condensation clansman from behind, penetrating his skull in an instant before it returned in front of Bai Xiaochun, covered in blood.
The eyes of that eighth level Qi Condensation clansman stared blankly at the world. His body slammed on the ground and twitched a few times as fresh blood continuously seeped out from his mouth. Soon, his eyes dulled with his last breath.
Once everything was done, Bai Xiaochun staggered. Even if he had a breakthrough in his cultivation, these series of attacks had consumed most of the strength from his cultivation. Fresh blood flowed incessantly from the corner of his mouth as he hastily retreated, once again making his way deeper into the forest.
He knew that there was only one opponent left and that person was also the strongest. Bai Xiaochun had long since sensed that this sole opponent’s cultivation level was at the ninth level Qi Condensation cultivation.
“Ninth level Qi Condensation…” An agonising feeling rose from the bottom of Bai Xiaochun’s heart, but the desire to live had his blood boiling. He understood that if his opponent hadn’t died just now, he would be the one dead!
There was no other option.
As soon as he retreated, Chen Heng let out a furious roar. The blood mist surrounding his body surged out and all the nearby magical treasure trembled. Cracks appeared in these magic treasures, and soon, all of them crumbled into dust. In the blink of an eye, Chen Heng flew out from the blood mist. He was gasping for breath, and once he saw the corpses of the three clansmen scattered around, he howled with even greater anger. With bloodshot eyes, he hurriedly chased after Bai Xiaochun.
In the forest of this nameless mountain range, one was escaping while the other was chasing, both heading off further away into the distance. The sound of thunder echoed in the sky and even though it was still daytime and no lightning could be seen, the rain was getting heavier.
“Are you the famous Guan Tianyou or Lu Tianlei!” Chen Heng’s voice rang out, filled with killing intent. He formed a hand seal and nine streams of bloody mist, as if nine bloody pythons, squirmed in front of him, emitting a bloody aura as they headed straight for Bai Xiaochun.
“I am your grandfather!” Bai Xiaochun was pale but his spiritual senses were sharp, avoiding Chen Heng’s blood light. Seeing that the young master from the Fallen Chen Clan was quickly closing in on him, shakily, Bai Xiaochun suddenly leaped forward, almost flying. Just when Chen Heng was about to leap forward himself, Bai Xiaochun stepped on a big tree in front of him.
The big tree violently swayed and Bai Xiaochun borrowed the energy and kicked off of it, turning in mid-air, heading straight for the pursuing Chen Heng.
“Regardless of who you are, you are definitely going to die today!” Killing intent flashed across Chen Heng’s eyes as his right hand quickly formed a hand seal, and with a wave of his hand, nine blood pythons appeared. They all faced the incoming Bai Xiaochun with their mouths wide-open, ready to swallow him whole.
Bai Xiaochun’s eyes were bloodshot, he growled lowly as he formed a hand seal with both of his hands and released the remaining Spiritual Qi he had. A purple cauldron immediately appeared, enveloping his body within. He let the nine blood pythons approach him with the intention to devour him. Their speed did not decrease in the slightest bit, roaring along the way as they were thrown in Bai Xiaochun’s direction.
“Is that all you’ve got!” Chen Heng sneered and made a hand seal, turning those nine blood pythons into a mist. In the blink of an eye, they coagulated to form a blood-coloured skull floating above Chen Heng’s head before dropping down to collide with the approaching purple cauldron.
The frightening rumbles billowed in the air. The purple cauldron shuddered, cracking sounds rang out as it immediately began breaking apart, before it finally shattered. Even though most of the blood-mist skull had dissipated, a part still remained.
When this collision occurred, Bai Xiaochun dashed out from within the crumbling cauldron. In the blink of an eye, he had passed through the fractured cauldron and headed straight for the mist below.
Meanwhile, Chen Heng’s eyes flashed within the mist. While the mist was thinning, he shot out from the blood mist, heading upwards. He formed a hand seal with his right hand, and it was immediately shrouded with mist. The mist flowed into his palm and turned into a hideous visage.
As he struck forward, he noticed Bai Xiaochun right before him.
Their gazes met and they collided with one another. One was a fist, the other was a palm. One shined with the black luster of the Impenetrable Skin Technique, whereas the other had a horrifying visage formed by an abnormally strange technique.
A loud deafening sound rang out and fresh blood sprayed out from Bai Xiaochun. A cracking sound was emitted from his body as he fell back like a kite with a broken string, breaking numerous tree branches on the way.
Chen Heng shuddered and his face paled slightly. The Qi and blood in his body were raging. He was shocked by Bai Xiaochun’s immense power. His body flew out, catching up with Bai Xiaochun in a flash. When he raised his right hand, the surrounding mist spread until it covered more than ten zhang. The mist turned into a huge face and followed Chen Heng as he pressed down on Bai Xiaochun.
There was a fierce look in Bai Xiaochun’s eyes as he was forced to the brink of death. He ferociously turned his body in mid-air and suddenly raised his right hand, pointing towards Chen Heng. From his finger, the Purple Qi Cauldron Technique suddenly exploded.
As of this moment, it was not used to control objects, instead, it was used to control Chen Heng’s body. Chen Heng had never heard of it being used this way before. He immediately felt a huge energy enveloping his surroundings, as if an invisible hand grabbing his body.
Chen Heng sneered as his cultivation surged forth. The blood-coloured skull behind him let out a low growl. A crackling sound echoed out and Bai Xiaochun’s Spiritual Qi was immediately shaken off, startling Chen Heng for a moment.
In the moment that he had paused, a wooden sword shot out, heading straight for Chen Heng. Simultaneously, Bai Xiaochun also violently charged in an all-out assault. The Impenetrable Skin was pushed to its limit throughout his body as he let out a ferocious roar.
“Laughable!” Chen Heng flourished his sleeve and the blood-coloured skull behind him passed through his body, pressing downwards as it collided with the wooden sword. The wooden sword shook slightly but did not crumble. It penetrated through the blood-coloured skull, cutting a hole through it.
Bai Xiaochun followed through the hole, relying on his Impenetrable Skin Technique despite the risk of injuries. Chen Heng’s eyes flashed as he formed a hand seal with this right hand, once again pointing his finger towards Bai Xiaochun.
An arc of bloody light, which was shaped like a curved knife, immediately appeared and headed straight for Bai Xiaochun.
In a flash, this crescent bloody light landed on Bai Xiaochun. Bai Xiaochun’s chest was turned into a bloody mess, but his fist, carrying all of the remaining power of his cultivation, landed on Chen Heng as well.
A loud sound rang out, Chen Heng shuddered and fell back, his face paling slightly. However, Bai Xiaochun’s attacks did not end there. His speed had overcome its limits, and in this moment, it burst out at a… breakneck speed!
Boom, boom, boom, boom!
3rd guaranteed chapter of the week.
Translated by: Nat
Edited by: Crimsonguard, Arch