Chapter 120: Defeating Tao Yunxiao
“Yi Yun, curb your arrogance.” Tao Yunxiao’s expression was ferocious. He had gone mad with anger!
The surrounding people of the Tao tribal clan were similarly incensed. Yi Yun was too arrogant. He completely looked down on Tao Yunxiao.
Tao Yunxiao had made his last challenge. Even if you didn’t want to accept it, at least answer. What’s the meaning of closing your eyes?
But at the same time, there were girls from the Tao tribal clan that began to look at Yi Yun with eyes sparkling.
These girls’ faces were flushed red.
“Yi Yun is so cool!” A girl subconsciously said out loud.
“Ah! you think the same way? Me too!” said a blushing fourteen-year-old girl beside her.
Tao Yunxiao was very strong, but in front of Yi Yun, he was nothing.
Yi Yun did not even touch Tao Yunxiao, and Tao Yunxiao was bleeding from his nose. This gap was too big.
If Yi Yun had touched Tao Yunxiao, Tao Yunxiao would have peed in his pants.
Girls worshiped heroes, especially a young hero who was the same age as them.
The two girls began to excitedly discuss after having found their soulmate.
This scene happened in various corners of the crowd. Many young girls had turned into fervent fans of Yi Yun.
“You have gone too far!” Tao Yunxiao was like a wild ox as he took in deep breaths. He had goaded Yi Yun into accepting his strike, but neither did Yi Yun respond or open his eyes. It was as if he was here to sleep instead of the competition.
To Tao Yunxiao, this was showing him disrespect.
Tao Yunxiao was outraged. He touched the blood on his nose and wiped it on the female sword.
Following that, he used the female sword to slit his wrists. Fresh blood spewed out and was absorbed by the female sword.
This scene made the Tao tribal clan’s Elders worried.
“Yunxiao, have you gone insane!?” Tao Yunxiao’s father could tell that his son was likely to lose the battle. But this time, Tao Yunxiao used even more of his body’s blood for a desperate last chance. This action was extremely irrational.
But Tao Yunxiao ignored his father’s advice, “I’m not crazy. I can’t give this up or it will be something that will stay with me for the rest of my life!”
Tao Yunxiao activated the ancestral artifact’s forbidden energy once again. Because he had overdrafted his blood, Tao Yunxiao’s face turned pale and bloodless.
He had not only sliced his left wrist, he had also sliced his right wrist.
More and more blood flowed, while Tao Yunxiao’s face grew whiter. Back at the platform, the tribal elders and Tao Yunxiao’s father were shocked.
This was too big a price to pay.
Because of this battle, Tao Yunxiao would suffer an inevitable decline in his cultivation, setting him back by at least a year.
With the female sword in hand, Tao Yunxiao immersed himself in the sword’s hum.
He had used all his body’s energy to merge as one with the female sword.
“You will have to receive this strike of mine whether you like it or not!”
A vein bulged out from Tao Yunxiao’s forehead like an earthworm. He had catalyzed all his potential energy to the maximum. His body began to emit a sanguine red light.
“Hum Hum Hum Hum”
The female sword began to hum intensely. It sounded like thousands of ferocious ghosts were wailing from the sword.
The surrounding Heaven Earth Yuan Qi was gathering, forming a black whirlwind in the arena.
The black whirlpool got faster and faster, condensing to the point of solidity before it enveloped Yi Yun and Tao Yunxiao.
“Ground Rune Imprisonment!”
A tribal elder’s eyes lit up. “How did I not know that Yunxiao can actually use the Ground Rune Imprisonment attack?”
When the Tao tribal clan received the pair of male-female swords, they had received a sword manual which consisted of many moves and ‘Ground Rune Imprisonment’ was one of them.
By using the energy induced by the male-female swords, one could trap an opponent within a prison, preventing the opponent from escaping. It forced the opponent to meet and take on the swordsman’s attack directly.
By using Ground Rune Imprisonment, it would restrict Yi Yun’s movements, making it an extremely appropriate move. But the attack consumed a lot of energy, so it was considered as a high-level move. Hence, the tribal elders felt that it would be difficult for Tao Yunxiao to use it with his cultivation level.
“Under extreme pressure, one can go beyond their limit. Previously, it was probably under pressure that Yi Yun managed to gain insight into Minute Subtlety. Now, Yunxiao is in a similar situation, but the price he is paying is much greater.”
Forced by Yi Yun, Tao Yunxiao had used his ultimate strength. But this ultimate strength was obtained through overdrafting his blood to feed the female sword. It was not everlasting.
Once his blood ran dry, Tao Yunxiao would revert to normal, and he would even be seriously injured that would take him a long time to recover. The breakthrough he did at his limits would also cease to exist.
This was the difference between learning through shortcuts and the orthodox path.
“It’s already tough on Yunxiao to use Ground Rune Imprisonment but if he were to make another attack…” Tao Yunxiao’s father’s eyes were filled with worry. Tao Yunxiao had pushed himself to his absolute limit.
“Hum Hum Hum Hum”
The black squall grew stronger and enveloped Yi Yun. The strong wind nearly tore apart his clothes, and there were even times when a ghostly claw would materialize on Yi Yun’s body, grabbing his ankles.
This was the effect of the Ground Rune Imprisonment.
“Yi Yun has been caught!”
The crowd was surprised. This ghostly claw was their final glimpse of a possible reversal in this shocking battle. Tao Yunxiao, who had been suppressed, finally had the upper hand.
“Yi Yun, take this!”
Tao Yunxiao’s eyes were bloodshot, and his face flashed a sickly red. He had injected all his body’s remaining energy into the female sword.
The female sword sounded out, and a dark red glow shined brightly from the sword.
“It’s a fighting technique!” shouted someone from the Tao tribal clan. Fighting techniques were different from cultivation techniques. Cultivation techniques were used to train the body, allowing a warrior to break through.
But a fighting technique was used to kill.
It was specialized, in terms of lethal power, as cultivation techniques could not hold up against fighting techniques. And good fighting techniques would be primed and powered by Heaven Earth Yuan Qi. Similarly, the fighting technique used by Tao Yunxiao had Heaven Earth power within it to kill the enemy.
“This was found together with the ancestral artifact and the cultivation technique. This fighting technique could only be used with the ancestral artifact. Likewise for Ground Rune Imprisonment.”
“By using Ground Rune Imprisonment to restrain Yi Yun and then use a fighting technique exclusive to the ancestral artifact to attack Yi Yun.”
The eyes of the Tao tribal clan warriors lit up. As long as Yi Yun lost the use of his bizarre movement technique, Tao Yunxiao had a chance of winning.
A wind rose in all directions while the female sword flashed dark red light.
Suddenly, Tao Yunxiao moved. The female sword’s light beam began to converge into single red line with the thickness of a finger, like a swimming snake flying at Yi Yun.
“Extreme Scarlet Blood Hell!”
Tao Yunxiao pushed himself to the limits of his potential by using both Ground Rune Imprisonment and Extreme Scarlet Blood Hell. These were fighting techniques that were tailored for the female swords and powered by its evil powers.
This attack had already exceeded the limits a Mortal Blood warrior in the vast wilderness would have. All the Mortal Blood realm warriors only practiced the “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”, so this fancy attack presented to them a brand new world.
Moves could both be fancy and effective.
Although they were a distance away, the people could feel the bloodthirst and ferocity of the red snake. They felt the coldness in their chests and their brows went numb. It was as if that red snake was attacking them.
Such a fearsome move was indeed from a thousand-year-old Tao tribal clan. That ancestral artifact possessed a lot of power.
The people even suspected that an early stage Purple Blood warrior might not be able to withstand this Extreme Scarlet Blood Hell attack.
For people like them who had only practiced the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ or exchange physical blows during their battles, how were they to withstand such an evil fighting technique?
The people stared at Yi Yun. They knew that Yi Yun also practiced in the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, and with just that cultivation technique, how could he withstand a sword with his bare hands?
With killing intent looming at him, Yi Yun suddenly opened his eyes!
He felt the extremely powerful “aura” from Tao Yunxiao. The Extreme Scarlet Blood Hell was extraordinary.
Tao Yunxiao held a huge advantage over a bare-handed Yi Yunt with his ancestral artifact. Many people would probably lose most of their fighting stance before the battle even began.
However, Yi Yun did not show any fear. Against the strike, he condensed his body’s aura to the limit. The Purple Crystal Origins within his heart began to pulsate as the pure energy continued in it began to nourish Yi Yun’s body.
Yi Yun’s joints rang, and his tendons roared.
He punched with the same old Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist.
This punch was the first time he used his entire strength in front of the audience in the kingdom’s selection.
After Yi Yun had broken through to the peak of the Qi Gatherer realm, this punch was the best in form and expression.
At the moment Yi Yun charged forward, phantom images of a tiger and dragon formed behind him. It wasn’t an azure dragon and white tiger one would expect, but a Purple Gold Dragon and a Divine Heaven Tiger.
The tiger and dragon flew with the red setting sun as a backdrop.
“Manifestation of Yuan Qi!”
On the platform, the Tao tribal clan’s Grand Elder had the greatest reaction. He directly stood up and as a result of his reaction, the table underneath his hand was crushed with the pressure of his single hand.
The Manifestation of Yuan Qi was to coalesce Yuan Qi into a phantom image and be used with an attack move. This could only be used by the best of the Purple Blood warriors.
How could this appear on Yi Yun?
Did he have a Tempered Body?
This thought flashed through the Grand Elder’s mind, but at that moment, Yi Yun had already clashed with Tao Yunxiao.
The dragon-tiger phantom against the red snake from hell.
The arena exploded with debris flying everywhere. The energy from Yi Yun and Tao Yunxiao blasted out.
Yi Yun’s shirt was dyed red with blood. His right fist was mangled, with a deep wound that went right to the bone.
But Yi Yun managed to get his footing after taking ten steps back. As for Tao Yunxiao, he directly flew out of the arena and fell heavily to the ground. His face was pale, his lips were quivering, and blood was gushing out from his nose.