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Chapter 0391: Meeting an Enemy
“I was almost killed the last time I came here.” Ning Cheng pointed to the Spiritual Treasure House and explained to Ning Ruolan.
Ning Ruolan looked all around at the various garbs of people and felt somewhat anxious in her heart. Now that she heard her big brother saying that he ended up almost killed in the Spiritual Treasure House, she immediately began to worry.
“You don’t have to worry anymore, although my current strength is not as good as others, I do not need to fear them any more……” Ning Cheng’s words suddenly paused.
“What’s wrong? Big brother.” Ning Ruolan could feel her elder brother’s aura suddenly change.
“Ruolan, I just saw the person who wanted to kill me back then.” Ning Cheng spoke quietly as he looked towards the tall and pale looking man who had also perceived Ning Cheng. Soon, his eyes fell onto Ning Cheng.
Ning Ruolan spoke up with horror, “Then let’s leave immediately.”
“Can’t leave anyway, he has already seen me. Don’t worry though; I can see that this person is just at the 1st Level of the Sea Opening Realm, I believe I would be able to kill him.” Ning Cheng spoke out calmly.
He had already promised Elder Sister Shu, that once his strength increases in the future, he would definitely kill this devil. That was because this devil had killed all the people at the Homeless Academy just because a ten-year-old girl had called him ugly. Moreover, he had even harvested the blood of all those female cultivators and humiliated the bodies of the female cultivators that he had killed. He had let that same ten-year-old girl watch the entire process as he massacred everyone inside the Academy before he eventually killed the little girl and threw her down the cliff.
Initially, because his strength was still insufficient, so he was not able to do anything. Now that he was currently at the 5th Level of Soul Sculpting Realm, wanting to deal with just a single cultivator at the 1st Level of Sea Opening Realm, Ning Cheng believed that he would definitely be able to accomplish it. Even if the opposite party cultivated in a Cultivation Method as heaven-defying as he did, he still had many treasures on him to use and had already achieved an Imperial Body in regards to Body-Forging.
“Kid, so it really is you. For you to be able to progress this fast, I estimate that even if I put together all the premier geniuses in the Le Continent, even their combined cultivation speed would be inferior to your own?” The pale complexioned man arrived in front of Ning Cheng.
After he gave a sneer, he then glanced at Ning Ruolan and spoke, “This woman is also not bad.”
“What do you want?” Ning Cheng asked calmly. He was well aware that this person did not dare to attack him openly in the Dragon and Phoenix City; similarly, he also did not want to start a fight inside the Dragon and Phoenix City. If the strength difference were too vast, the opposite party could have taken him away conveniently. However, now that he was already at the 5th Level of Soul Sculpting Realm, it would be impossible for the opposite party to take him away casually.
“What do I want? Haha, it’s straightforward, just obediently walk with me out of the city. Otherwise, I will not only extract your soul but also refine your soul for myself. If you obediently follow me out of the city, then if I am in a happy mood, I might just take you in as my disciple. One must know that I, Duan Zhang, do not easily accept disciples. So taking you in as my disciple is your luck.” This man gave a smile, but his heart was actually on the treasures of Ning Cheng’s body.
Ning Cheng also did not speak any nonsense, “Then lead the way.”
Duan Zhang actually doubtfully looked at Ning Cheng, but then spoke out with a very appreciable tone, “The ones who understand the changing times are the ones who are wise. Since you were able to see it, then I will also ensure that I will not kill you.”
“Is that Ning Cheng?” Jia Lingwei had just come out of the Spiritual Treasure House and was shocked to see the three people in the Dragon and Phoenix City, out of which she had already identified one of them as Ning Cheng. After coming out of the Law’s Way, she had heard all kinds of rumours. Afterwards, she had also heard that Ning Cheng managed to kill Gui Yuhai, but she had never thought that she would actually see Ning Cheng today.
Something is not right; the person leading Ning Cheng towards the exit gates seemed to have malicious intentions towards Ning Cheng. Jia Lingwei had very sensitive senses and was immediately able to perceive that something was not right. No matter what kind of rumour was it, she had always been grateful towards Ning Cheng. Now that she saw Ning Cheng appear once again after a long time, and seemed forced to leave the Dragon and Phoenix City, her immediate thought was to quickly find someone to help Ning Cheng.
If she had to look for someone, then she would only seek out her master Na Xinlan. Her master had just advanced to the 1st Level of the Sea Opening Realm; as such, she should not be afraid of this person. Thinking of this, Jia Lingwei immediately sent out a message to her master; at the same time, carefully followed them.
Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness was much more powerful than his current cultivation, so when Jia Lingwei followed them out of the Dragon and Phoenix City, he was able to sense it easily. With Ning Cheng’s present life experiences, he was instantly able to understand Jia Lingwei’s idea. Although he was very grateful towards Jia Lingwei in his heart; however, he did not believe Jia Lingwei would be able to help him in any way. In any case, he did not fear this Duan Zhang.
In the years that he had not seen her, Jia Lingwei’s cultivation had already progressed to the Great Circle of the Profound Core Realm, compared to her previous cultivation in the Profound Congealing Realm. If she wanted to help him with this level of cultivation, then it would already be too much of a stretch.
Duan Zhang already possessed the cultivation of 1st Level of Sea Opening Realm, so when Jia Lingwei followed them out, he was also able to discover her quickly. He sneered in his heart. What did it matter to him if she was a disciple of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy? If she did not take the initiative to provoke him, then he would also not care about it. If she did poke her head in his business, then she should not blame him as he turned her into his furnace. He did not believe that this disciple of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy would inform anyone of her reason before following them out of the Dragon and Phoenix City
After walking around for half an hour, Duan Zhang finally stopped, he then coldly looked back at Ning Cheng and spoke, “Give me your ring and seal up your Meridians by yourself. Don’t let me do it…”
After coming to this place, Duan Zhang casually spoke out and was too lazy to say anything else.
Ning Cheng did not wait for Duan Zhang to finish the conversation, as 36 Small Axes emerged while layers upon layers of Axe Waves blasted out. At this moment, it was not only the 36 Small Axes but also the shadow of the Everlasting Blue Thunder City manifested with a bang. Although Duan Zhang’s cultivation was higher than his own was, Ning Cheng was not afraid of Duan Zhang even then. However, Ning Cheng still decided to use his full strength from the get-go.
Seeing her big brother ready to begin, Ning Ruolan did not need any reminders from her big brother and had long since retreated to a safe distance. She was very clear that her current cultivation was still very lacking; as such, she immediately fled to a faraway place so that her big brother did not have to split his attention over to her during his battle.
“Why….” Seeing the 36 Small Axes rumble towards them, Duan Zhang immediately screamed, before he cried out in shock, “All of them are Best Quality True Artefacts…”
At this time, his eyes had gone completely red. These were 36 Best Quality True Artefacts; even if it were a dream, he would not be able to obtain these many of them, yet they had actually appeared right in front of him.
Duan Zhang had slaughtered innumerable people, so he was able to restrain his surprise quickly; he knew that he must kill this person as soon as possible. Only by doing such a thing would these items belong to him in the most real sense. In the Le Continent, although he was a cultivator in the Sea Opening Realm, he was still a ‘nobody’. The Le Continent even contained Crucible Transformation Cultivators, so how could it lack Sea Opening Cultivators?
With such surging emotions, Duan Zhang lifted his hands and brought out his own Magical Weapon, a scissor crafted out of pure white bones. As this pair of scissors opened, its edges released a dense chill that caused the surrounding air to turn stagnant under the influence of this icy chill.
The two edges of the scissors were like two giant doors as they closed up. It felt as if it wanted to trap Ning Cheng’s 36 Small Axes within it, and at the same time wanted to slice through Ning Cheng’s 36 Small Axes.
Ning Cheng couldn’t help but feel a slight disdain for such actions, he honestly did not know as to where this Duan Zhang was basing his confidence on. Not to mention that he was only at the 1st Level of Sea Opening Realm, even if a cultivator at the intermediate stages of Crucible Transformation Realm arrived, they would not dare to say that they would be able to trap his 36 Axes, let alone cut through them.
“Bang… KaKa…..” The shadow of the scissors made from white bones and Ning Cheng’s 36 Axes immediately collided with each other, causing an explosion of True Essence to spread out.
Everything within the range of Ning Cheng and Duan Zhang’s fight completely disintegrated due to this True Essence Explosion. Even Ning Ruolan, who was standing at a short distance, was not able to make out anything clearly, not to mention that she was still unable to sweep out with Spiritual Consciousness.
Ning Cheng felt a sharp pain through his Spiritual Consciousness; it felt as if his 36 Small Axes had temporarily lost contact with his consciousness. In just a breath, Ning Cheng understood what was going on.
No wonder Duan Zhang dared to have such an idea, he wanted to use his bone scissors to sever his connection to the 36 Axes. It turned out that the scissors actually had such an effect. It could actually sever the link between his Spiritual Consciousness and his Magical Weapon. This was definitely a powerful Magical Weapon, something along the same lines as the Extreme Earth Gold Binding Cables, which he had previously obtained from Gui Yuhai. However, these scissors were significantly more potent than the Extreme Earth Gold Binding Cable, a testament to the fact that Ning Cheng could feel that his Spiritual Consciousness was about to lose contact with his 36 Axes.
However, Ning Cheng did not forcibly recall his Axes; if he did so, it would only be helping Duan Zhang. It would just cause him to waste more of his Spiritual Consciousness and energy, not bringing him any advantages.
Ning Cheng chose to ignore the 36 Axes for the time being, as he used the most fundamental attack from the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow. He smashed down with it. Ning Cheng had always used the Everlasting Blue Thunder City as a Defensive Magical Weapon, so this was the first time for him to use the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow to attack. In his Sea of Consciousness, the Everlasting Blur Thunder City automatically blasted out a Lightning Arc. Currently, however, Ning Cheng had no way to bring out and control even a single Lightning Arc from the Blue Thunder City’s shadow. Therefore, he could only smash it down with it.
With such a formidable Imposing Aura and such heavy pressure bearing down on him, Duan Zhang then immediately noticed the Thunder Light lingering over the Blue Thunder City’s shadow. He couldn’t help but feel a massive shock in his heart, what kind of Magical Weapon was this?
He no longer could afford to trap Ning Cheng’s 36 Small Axes as he used the Ten Thousand Bone Scissors to snip shut once again. He believed that no matter what kind of Magical Weapon was it, in front of his Ten Thousand Bone Scissors, it would all be in vain.
“Bang…..” The Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow descended onto Duan Zhang’s Ten Thousand Bone Scissors, instantly bursting open. Even the Blue Thunder City’s shadow had unexpectedly disappeared without a trace.
Even if the Blue Thunder City’s shadow ended up extinguished by the collision from the Ten Thousand Bone Scissors, but the formidable backlash was unavoidable, causing Duan Zhang to fly out upside down, while his True Essence turned chaotic. However, he was also delighted in his heart; after all, he had managed to shear the opponent’s formidably powerful attack into nihility.
However, not waiting for him to come to a stop, another incomparably huge Blue Thunder City’s shadow smashed down on him. Shit, Duan Zhang breaking the city’s shadow just had no use at all; his opponent could still continuously keep manifesting it. After Duan Zhang understood this point, he no longer wanted to clash with Ning Cheng’s Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow; instead, he tried to evade the incoming Thunder City’s shadow.
However, just as he was about to evade it, the surrounding space immediately turned heavy. Although Duan Zhang’s speed was still fast, his current movement speed was still far from being comparable to the descending Blue Thunder City’s shadow.
The other party was definitely not at the intermediate stages of Soul Sculpting Realm; Duan Zhang understood this truth in a flash. With this kind of powerful Spiritual Consciousness, he realised that he would not be able to emerge victoriously. The greed in heart immediately cooled down. No matter what kind of treasures were there on him, but he still needed to be alive to enjoy them.
“Stop… I did not know that you also had the cultivation of Sea Opening Realm. Although I offended you. I’ll immediately leave, let bygones be bygones…” Duan Zhang shrieked out, while simultaneously striking out with his Ten Thousand Bone Scissors, at the same time bringing out seven red beads.
Ning Cheng acted as if he did not hear Duan Zhang’s words, the 36 Small Axes once again gathered up and released powerful Axe Winds, while the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow completely sealed up space all around it under its suppression. Although Duan Zhang desperately wanted to leave the range of the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow, he was still a step too late.
The seven red beads immediately exploded onto several of the Small Axe whirlwinds above, “Bang-Bang-Bang-Bang-Bang-Bang-Bang……” Seven consecutive explosions rang out. Although these explosions rang down on Ning Cheng, Ning Cheng behaved as if he did not feel anything in general.
However, Duan Zhang’s Ten Thousand Bone Scissors managed to use five of those explosions to block the Blue Thunder City’s shadow and did not let the Blue Thunder City’s shadow to hit him.
Unfortunately, Ning Cheng possessed 36 of those small axes, not seven of them. The rest of the Small Axes rolled up into a giant whirlpool as they seamlessly integrated with each other. It looked like a giant funnel flying through the air before striking the body of Duan Zhang.
“Bang.” Duan Zhang’s entire lower body was completely disintegrated by the strike from the formidable whirlpool, while the rest of him was smashed flying.
Although Duan Zhang’s cultivation was on a much higher level compared to Ning Cheng, in the fight against Duan Zhang, Ning Cheng did not feel much pressure at all. He did not even feel the need to use his long spear.