Chapter 136: Lin Xintong’s uncertainty
Fierce and desolate beasts distressed humans on an instinctual level. The Blood Stone Gigantic Beast was large and terrifying, so facing it was like a mortal facing an unrestrained tiger, would he not be scared?
Yi Yun was a twelve-year-old child, and this was the first time he was encountering such a terrifying opponent. Lin Xintong watched Yi Yun for signs of fear.
Some people, especially youths who had just made achievements in martial arts, would end up facing fierce-looking beasts when out for their first actual toughening experience. Even if they had great strength that exceeded the beast they were facing, they would still feel fear due to the difference in size and the ferocious appearance of the beast.
They were subconsciously thinking of themselves as weaklings. When encountering a fierce beast, the first instinct of mortals who lacked confidence was to flee. Even if they fought with the beasts, they could not perform to the full extent of their abilities.
There were too many people that fell into such a category.
When they faced people their own age, they would be domineering while bullying the weak.
But once they faced a fierce beast, their faces would turn ashen from fright. Such people could not abandon the “shackles of a weakling”. They did not have the heart of the strong, so they would not amount to anything great!
Lin Xintong did not believe that Yi Yun was such a person, but she wanted to see how far Yi Yun could go. How confident was he of his own strength?
But Yi Yun’s next set of words completely struck down Lin Xintong’s concerns.
Yi Yun said, “Miss Lin, this Blood Stone Gigantic Beast looks ferocious and savage. Doesn’t its meat look unpalatable?”
“Eh?” Lin Xintong was stunned. She did not expect Yi Yun to ask such a question.
“It’s like this. The village is lacking in meat. I’m thinking of bringing more back. Being from a small tribal clan, I got used to the poor lifestyle. However, once I began practicing martial arts, I had dreamed of walking into the vast wilderness to hunt, so that I don’t have to worry about food. This Blood Stone Gigantic Beast will be my first hunt! But if it’s not delicious, or even inedible, wouldn’t it be a waste of effort killing it and bringing its meat back to the village?”
Lin Xintong froze for a moment when she heard Yi Yun’s words before she managed a laugh. She realized that she had overthought things.
Yi Yun had treated the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast as his prey. It was very good to have such spirit!
“Although it looks hideous, its meat is delicious. Unfortunately, its meat quality is low, so it won’t give you a lot of energy when you eat it. Its essence is all in its bones!”
“It’s good. As long as it’s delicious!” Yi Yun did not care. No one from the Lian tribal clan cared as long as there was meat to eat.
While Yi Yun and Lin Xintong were exchanging their conversations, the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast went into a rage.
It felt like it had been belittled by the two tiny humans.
It roared and its massive body charged forwards! It stretched out its steel fork like claws and swiped at Yi Yun!
Yi Yun caught a glimpse of the beast charging at him from the corner of his eyes. His body slightly moved like a feather that was blown up.
The ground that was beneath Yi Yun’s feet was crushed by the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast’s claws. But Yi Yun had flown up as a reaction to the attack. It was as if the clawing wind had sent him flying.
Yi Yun had already perfectly grasped his Minute Subtlety technique!
The Yanchi saber was unsheathed and Yi Yun’s legs landed on the huge arms of the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast. He rushed forward while running up the arm!
Blood Stone Gigantic Beast was alarmed as it opened its gaping jaws. Its blood-red tongue shot out like a javelin!
The Blood Stone Gigantic Beast’s tongue was barbed and it could pierce through steel plates. It would turn a person into a meat skewer upon impact.
The red tongue lashed out extremely quickly. Yi Yun constricted his pupils and just as the tongue was about to stab his chest, he turned his body sideways. He carried on charging while sticking by the side of the tongue!
The forceful strike by the tongue had not only failed to obstruct Yanchi saber, it had even given Yi Yun the chance to borrow the force to increase his speed. In a blink of an eye, he was at the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast’s head and with a swish of his Yanchi saber, he stabbed the cross-shaped eyes of the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast!
The Blood Stone Gigantic Beast gave out an earth-shattering cry. It attempted to bite Yi Yun, but its attempt did not change its fate. With a jump, Yi Yun struck with the Yanchi saber!
Blood splattered as the Yanchi saber penetrated the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast’s eye straight into its brain!
Yi Yun’s amazing physical strength had all been injected into that strike, allowing the Yanchi saber to completely pierce the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast’s head with no resistance, shredding its skull.
The Blood Stone Gigantic Beast screamed loudly before it came to a stop. Its body violently convulsed before collapsing to the ground with a thud and laid motionless.
Yi Yun had killed a ‘Blood Stone Gigantic Beast’ in about five seconds. His attacks were clean and decisive!
He did not use any special moves. All it took was two simple dodges and a stab at his foe!
These two dodges had the Minute Subtlety technique embodied within them.
His stab had was powered using a fist strike of the “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”—”Dragon Rises From the Sea”. Using the saber as a fist, Yi Yun had honed his control of the “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” to perfection!
From the beginning to the end, Yi Yun did not make any unnecessary moves. It could be said to be impeccable.
“You can actually use ‘Dragon Rises From the Sea’ with a weapon for the first time. Not bad! Your understanding of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ is very deep, and you can use it flexibly. This perceptivity is extremely good!” Lin Xintong was not stingy with her praises.
Yi Yun shyly said, “Actually… all the credit goes to Miss Lin’s notes. They taught me to not be restricted to the moves, and to forget all the fist moves of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, digesting it to make it mine.”
Yi Yun did not know any saber techniques, so he could only use his fist technique as a saber technique. This was all very natural.
“Yes! The ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ is actually most suitable for a sword. A saber tends to slash more. In the future, you should try even more weapons. In this world, there are many warriors who are not limited by weapons. Not only can they forget the moves, they can even forget the weapon. They can use the soul of weapons and command it, allowing them to fully use it. They can make the weapons part of their bodies.” Lin Xintong’s understanding of martial arts was far greater than most people; hence with a few words, Yi Yun was inspired.
Can weapons be forgotten? Allowing them to fully use it? “Then Miss Lin…” Yi Yun looked at the Frost Water sword by Lin Xintong’s shoulders.
Lin Xintong smiled, “I use a sword because of my blood lineage –‘Sword Heart’. That is another level unto itself. The current you can ignore it. I’ll refine a fierce beast relic for you today. Just watch!”
With that said, a light flashed from Lin Xintong’s wrist. A three-feet bronze disk flew out and spun in the air. It quickly became bigger and many runes flew around the disk.
Yi Yun watched unblinkingly. He had previously heard of Desolate Heaven Masters, and today he could see one refining a beast relic for the first time!
Lin Xintong was not only talented in martial arts, she was also a Desolate Heaven Master!
Yi Yun had mixed emotions. She was seventeen-years-old, and in comparison, he was nothing!
If Zhang Tan were to evaluate Lin Xintong’s talent, what rank would she be?
Earth rank? Which was a young Sage!
The Tai Ah Divine Kingdom’s founding emperor was a Sage! One step higher was a Great Emperor. What sort of concept was that? Yi Yun did not know.
While Yi Yun began to make blind and random conjectures, the huge Blood Stone Gigantic Beast was being absorbed by the disk. What he saw next surprised him!
He was surprised to discover many points of light appearing from the Blood Stone Gigantic Beast’s body by the stimulus of the bronze disk.
These lights were a pale shade of red. Yi Yun felt their shapes were similar to the light dots the Purple Crystal could absorb!
Yi Yun was stunned. He stared at Lin Xintong as she made many gestures to start a sealing process. Runes after runes were sent by her to the disk. And these runes were used to control those light dots.
These light dots were, of course, energy.
Lin Xintong’s attainment in the Desolate Heaven technique made it difficult for her to control all the light dots. In fact, Yi Yun noticed see that she was only capable of controlling about 60% of the light dots. The rest were slowly escaping into the surroundings.
Yi Yun suddenly had a thought. He tried to interface with the Purple Crystal in his heart and quickly released his spiritual force. He realized that he could control those light dots easily as always.
If he wanted, he could even absorb all those light dots Lin Xintong had gathered.
Yi Yun did not do so, instead, he collected the light dots together. It was as if the light dots had received a command and proceeded towards Lin Xintong.
Suddenly, Lin Xintong’s array became shiny.
“Eh?” Lin Xintong eyes flashed. Why is it so easy to refine the fierce beast relic today? Controlling the energy with the fierce beast bones is as easy as lifting a finger.
When Desolate Heaven Masters refined beast bones, there was always an inevitable loss of energy. Lin Xintong was still not accomplished in the Desolate Heaven technique, so when she refined fierce beast relics, she would lose about 40% of the energy. But today, Lin Xintong felt that she lost less than 5% of the energy!