Chapter 118: The insight gained from battle
Yi Yun’s expression changed when he saw that scene.
Initially, it was easy for him to beat Tao Yunxiao. But after Tao Yunxiao used the blood ritual on the sinister sword, there were some changes.
Yi Yun even felt that the surrounding Heaven Earth Yuan Qi was being drawn by that sword into a tiny black swirl.
“Master, that sword…” Up in the air, Lin Xintong frowned when she saw the sword in Tao Yunxiao’s hand.
“Oh… that’s strange… This sword of the Tao tribal clan isn’t high in quality, and wouldn’t be considered a treasure, but… the way this sword was forged and the mystic runes inscribed on it, don’t look like they were made by humans!”
“If this was a place close to the boundaries of human civilization, then it wouldn’t be odd to have something forged from a nonhuman race… but… this is the Cloud Wilderness and it has always been the land of humans. It’s infinitely far away from those nonhuman races. How did such a low-quality weapon reach the Cloud Wilderness?” Old Man Su was feeling puzzled, but at that moment, Tao Yunxiao’s aura was beginning to rapidly increase!
Tao Yunxiao’s lips were painted with fresh blood, under the sword beam of the female sword, he looked ferocious.
“Yi Yun, try taking this strike!”
Tao Yunxiao’s body rose and having activated the ancestral artifact’s energy, Tao Yunxiao was no longer the same as before!
The female sword’s speed was at its limits.
“Huh!?” Yi Yun constricted his pupils and in a moment, Tao Yunxiao’s sword was before his eyes!
Although Tao Yunxiao’s swordplay had flaws, as the saying goes that there was no way of beating a fast move, Tao Yunxiao’s speed was at its maximum, so even if he had flaws, Yi Yun could not use them against him!
Because in terms of speed, Yi Yun was worse than Tao Yunxiao!
Yi Yun felt that Tao Yunxiao had turned into a demon with the ancestral artifact in hand. The sword was giving him energy! What Tao Yunxiao was using wasn’t his own body’s energy, but the energy of the demonic sword.
Yi Yun dodged Tao Yunxiao’s sword, but the sharp wind that accompanied the sword sliced open Yi Yun’s linen shirt!
The hear a light sound clearly.
“He got struck!”
The crowd yelled. They could see a foot long hole appear on Yi Yun’s arm. His left sleeve had been cut off.
“No, it’s just the sword’s wind. Yi Yun isn’t injured.”
Although Yi Yun had not been hit by Tao Yunxiao’s sword, the accomplishment excited the people of the Tao tribal clan greatly.
“Young Master Yunxiao is sure to win!”
“Kill that kid!”
The people of the vast wilderness were crude. As for the people of the Tao tribal clan, especially the hot-blooded youths, they did not want the tribe to be overshadowed by Yi Yun. Furthermore, they were extremely jealous of Yi Yun.
On this point, they were different from the young girls of the Tao tribal clan.
In a savage world where strength determined a man’s position, wealth, and women, it was no different than the law of the jungle. Males who feel a threat to their territory from an outsider would treat the outsider with hostility.
And Tao Yunxiao was the alpha-wolf among those beasts.
Seeing his left sleeve cut, Yi Yun’s eyes focused.
Tao Yunxiao had really become a lot stronger.
“He dodged it? Hmph! The next time, I’ll cut off your arm!” Tao Yunxiao sneered. Suddenly his right arm moved with a shrill ringing sound.
The air was compressed by the female sword and with an explosion, blue waves of air raced at Yi Yun!
“Sword Qi!” Someone screamed outside the arena. Tao Yunxiao had released sword Qi the day before while demonstrating his swordplay, hence leaving a deep impression of sword Qi in the people’s minds.
And today, Tao Yunxiao released sword Qi again to the point of it being visible. This power and speed far exceeded the previous day’s!
Yi Yun’s pupils constricted as he dodged!
Yi Yun dodged the sword Qi just in time, but at that moment, Tao Yunxiao had already appeared in front of Yi Yun!
With his extreme speed, it was as if he had teleported in front of Yi Yun. His ferocious expression was reflected in Yi Yun’s pupils!
At that moment, Yi Yun had just avoided the sword Qi and was in mid-air. He had no way of avoiding anymore!
By using the sword Qi to force Yi Yun into revealing a weak point, appearing before Yi Yun in a blink of an eye and sending out a killing blow was a fantastic chain of events! This was too much for the audience’s eyes to feast on!
How could anyone avoid this kind of attack?
Young Master Yunxiao was about to win! The people opened up their eyes, afraid to miss the next exciting scene.
The Tao tribal clan’s Grand Elder tightened up. This battle was of utmost importance. Tao Yunxiao was just about to defeat Yi Yun making him excited and nervous!
Even on the airship, Lin Xintong, who was full of confidence for Yi Yun, jumped in fright! She consciously touched her interspatial wristband, prepared to take out elixirs from within to save Yi Yun!
With nowhere to step on, Yi Yun had no way of dodging!
Tao Yunxiao struck! The sword traveled towards Yi Yun’s chest. The female sword was only two feet long and its blade was as red as blood!
At that moment, time seemed to come to a halt. In Yi Yun’s eyes, the blood red female sword was like a venomous snake approaching him!
Yi Yun had unprecedented focus. He seemed to have returned to the previous night when he had sparred with Lin Xintong. Lin Xintong had attacked him again and again. Although her suppressed attacks were not as fast as Tao Yunxiao’s, it had greater charm than him. Lin Xintong’s attacks on Yi Yun were not only physical attacks but were forceful attacks!
Yi Yun’s mind flashed the words Lin Xintong had said the previous night.
“That is the introductory stage to a movement technique known as ‘Minute Subtlety’. By using the smallest actions to avoid an enemy’s attack, this is known as ‘Minute Subtlety’! This ‘Minute Subtlety’ technique, after the introductory stage is known as the small success stage, which can borrow the opponent’s ‘force’ to aid in avoiding. Even if I said more, it will be hard for you to comprehend. Everything will depend on your own enlightenment…”
At that instant, Yi Yun suddenly understood something. Facing Tao Yunxiao’s attack, Yi Yun forcefully twisted his body and the red blood sword grazed Yi Yun’s nose. With a distance less than an inch, Yi Yun had dodged it!
The airborne Yi Yun had nowhere to land, yet he had managed to dodge it. It gave people the feeling like he was a leaf that was blown by Tao Yunxiao’s sword Qi.
“Huh!?”The whole Tao tribal clan was stunned. On the Tao tribal clan’s platform, the Tao tribal clan’s Patriarch, Grand Elder, and others were shocked. How did Yi Yun manage to avoid in mid-air?
“Impossible!” Tao Yunxiao refused to believe the result and attacked once again!
Flowers of the Storm!
Tao Yunxiao, who had stimulated the female sword’s energy, could nearly force out a hundred strikes when he used Flowers of the Storm!
This swordplay speed made the female sword’s body melt into the desert wind; only the wind of the sword could be felt, but the sword was unseen!
But something strange happened. Yi Yun’s body was like a feather without weight. Tao Yunxiao’s sword would strike, but Yi Yun’s body would move backward as a result. It felt like Tao Yunxiao was not brandishing a sword but a fan, and the wind that blew from the fan blew Yi Yun away.
Tao Yunxiao’s sword Qi was extremely sharp that it could cut through black ironstone, so how could the sword wind blow someone away? But that was what had happened in front of the crowd!
Yi Yun’s movements were too strange. Tao Yunxiao’s swordplay was extremely fast, but in front of Yi Yun, it looked slow and heavy!
It was as if Tao Yunxiao was using a fan to attack a feather. No matter how he fanned, it would not hit the feather, because the stronger he fanned, the greater the wind, making the feather fly faster!
After continuously attacking with a few hundred strikes, he could not even touch Yi Yun’s sleeve. Tao Yunxiao began to sweat profusely.
How could this be possible!?
On the Tao tribal clan’s platform, the Tao tribal clan’s Patriarch, Grand Elder, and others were distraught, with sweat oozing out of their foreheads.
They had lived for a long time and read many books. They had much greater knowledge than Tao Yunxiao. They knew what Yi Yun’s movement was.
“Minute Subtlety…This is the movement skill, Minute Subtlety!” The voice of the Tao tribal clan’s Patriarch trembled.
First, it was Purple Air Comes From The East, next it was the Minute Subtlety realm!
How could all of this appear in a twelve-year-old!?