Chapter 168: Resounding Slaps
Song Que roared angrily and got up once again. He used his palm as a saber, causing a startling wind as he chopped toward Xiao Chen's neck.
"Pa!" Ao Jiao reacted by giving him another slap, slapping Song Que's left cheek this time. This slap not only caused his face to swell up, it caused the Essence in his body to dissipate.
"Little Bastard! Let me go, otherwise, I will make sure you live a life worse than death!" Song Que yelled out hoarsely in pain. His right leg moved around as he tried to struggle free of Ao Jiao's right hand.
[TL note: Do remember Song Que's leg was still being held by Ao Jiao's left hand. She did not let go of him when he was knocked back. Imagine a ping-pong ball that is tied to a paddle.]
However, Ao Jiao's thumb pressed on Song Que's foot sole in a strange place. The result of this was that the surging Essence in his body was unable to flow to the meridians in his right leg.
Ao Jiao snorted coldly, "You still dare to retort, impudent!"
"Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!"
Her right hand was continually slapping Song Que. His brain was being knocked around like waves on the sea, shaking left and right continuously. His face was swollen like a balloon, he was as pitiful as he could be.
Immediately, at the foot of the mountain, everyone had their jaws wide open. They looked at the scene in disbelief. There was only the sound of slapping coming non-stop from the foot of the mountain.
Song Que could finally no longer endure and was about to vomit a mouthful of blood. Ao Jiao revealed a disgusted expression and raised her left hand, raising Song Que up in the air and avoiding the blood.
"Bang!" There was a loud sound as Ao Jiao held Song Que like a piece of wood and slammed him onto the ground violently.
"Bang! Bang! Bang!"
Ao Jiao playfully raised Song Que up and then slammed him on the left side, then the right... Her speed got faster and faster, in the blink of an eye, she had already slammed him down an unknown number of times.
This was a full-fledged Martial King! How could he be played around with by someone like a toy? Everyone felt that it was absurd and simply not realistic.
However, there were a few people who were careful in their observations. They discovered it was not that Song Que became weaker but it was that Xiao Chen becoming stronger; Xiao Chen was now like a different person when compared to earlier, his strength now was unfathomable.
"Is it became of the saber?" someone said in an uncertain tone, finally someone had figured out the crux of the problem.
"It is very likely, it is possible that some powerful figure was sealed within the saber and was released by Liu Ruyue's Listening To the Sword and Communicating With It."
When Xiao Chen, who was conscious, saw all this, he was incredibly shocked as well. Although he knew Ao Jiao was very strong, he never expected the Thunder Emperor's Weapon Spirit, Ao Jiao, to be this strong.
Ao Jiao is actually strong enough to treat a peak Martial King like a toy. How strong exactly was the Thunder Emperor back then? What kind of earth-shattering fight could cause him to be forced into a dead end?
Just as Xiao Chen was thinking, Song Que's body suddenly released an intense light. He immediately turned into a long saber releasing a bright light. With a 'zeng' sound, he escaped from Ao Jiao's hand.
"This is the technique which only Martial Kings and above can grasp-Martial Spirit Fusion. He actually dared to reveal his Martial Spirit." Xiao Chen looked at the long saber shining with a bright like and felt surprised.
As far as everyone knew, the Martial Spirit was the most crucial support for a cultivator. If the Martial Spirit was destroyed, the cultivator's cultivation would be destroyed, turning him into a true cripple.
Unless they had no other choice, no one would materialize their Martial Spirit. Now that Xiao Chen thought about it, Song Que indeed did not have any other choice. However, Song Que's Martial Spirit seemed quite ordinary, it was simply an out of fashion long saber.
The long saber turned into a flash of light as it quickly flew up into the sky. Then with a loud boom, it turned back into Song Que. The saber he had in his hand earlier was already gone, instead, there was now a resplendent long saber.
This long saber was Song Que's Martial Spirit. Song Que's aura was raised significantly after he materialized his Martial Spirit, increasing the pressure others experienced. Hidden within his aura was a strand of a Martial Monarch's aura.
"Mount Tai Suppression!" Song Que shouted as he looked at Xiao Chen, a boundless anger flashing on his swollen face.
A huge majestic mountain appeared behind Song Que. There were countless flowers and forests on it-it was covered in greenery. When one looked carefully at it, they could even discover some birds and beasts within the mountain.
This mysterious phenomenon could actually materialize living creatures. Xiao Chen looked at the huge mountain that was rapidly falling towards his head. He felt extremely shocked, and he did not know how Ao Jiao was going to deal with it.
It was as though there really was a mountain pressing down towards the ground. The surrounding cultivators all felt a huge pressure, as though that huge mountain was pressing onto their heads. They immediately fled in all directions.
Ao Jiao's expression did not change, in fact, she revealed a faint smile. She stretched out Xiao Chen's hands and the Lunar Shadow Saber stuck in the ground returned to his hands.
The instant Ao Jiao held the Lunar Shadow Saber again, the sky turned dark. Countless dark clouds rolled over, covering the sky and blocking the sun; it had completely blocked out the sun.
Within the dark clouds, thunder crackled. Instantly, hundreds of thousands of lightning bolts appeared.
The lightning tore apart the dark sky, it was like ten thousand stampeding horses. It had a boundless majestic aura as it lit up the dark sky, turning it incomparably resplendent.
The electricity all gathered on Ao Jiao and instantly disappeared; the surroundings turned dark again. All this happened within an instant, resulting in the surrounding people feeling that it was not real.
"Drawing the Saber!"
While the crowd was still wondering if what they had just seen was real, the Lunar Shadow Saber exploded out with a piercing light.
The thousands of bolts of lightning gathered created an extremely resplendent electric light. It was so bright that no one could look directly at it; it felt like needles piercing their eyes.
In the instant Mount Tai Suppression was about to land, the Lunar Shadow Sable struck the bottom of the towering mountain. There was an intense explosion sound and the towering majestic mountain was shattered into bits.
Going by the usual practice, when a mysterious phenomenon was broken, Song Que should have suffered from a huge rebound. However, although his complexion turned paler, he did not seem to have suffered from any serious internal injuries.
"Jadeite Mountain Range!"
The broken bits of mountain stone froze in the air before turning into a series of unending mountain peaks. There were range upon range of mountains as far as the eye could see. The high mountain range was very grand and imposing, the landscape covering the whole land was very picturesque. It was a very beautiful mountain range: a Jadeite Mountain Range.
The faint smile on Ao Jiao's face did not change at all. Regardless of the Mount Tai Suppression or Jadeite Mountain Range, she stood high and mightily without moving, simply smiling at the situation.
Just as the mountain range almost completed forming, Ao Jiao threw the Lunar Shadow Saber in her hands into the air. With a 'shua' sound, the Lunar Shadow Saber turned into a huge Thunder Roc.
"Is this the Rank 6 Demonic Core in the Lunar Shadow Saber?" Xiao Chen said with an uncertain tone as he looked at the Thunder Roc in the sky. The aura of the Thunder Roc was even more horrifying than the Rank 6 Demonic Core.
After a while, Xiao Chen was somewhat astonished, as he said, "Could it be... Is that the Thunder Emperor's Martial Spirit?"
The Thunder Roc spread its wings and gave off a heaven-shaking cry. Its claws were radiating with a boundless electric light. The electric light flickered and as it scratched wildly in the air a pitch-dark space appeared.
The space was actually torn apart by it, the darkness slowly spread apart. In the blink of the eye, the unending mountain range was swallowed by the darkness.
Song Que was completely astonished. He slashed the air with his saber and shouted, "Lasting tens of thousands of years, the heaven and earth exists forever, only I am immortal-Splendid Mountain River!"
Ao Jiao revealed an impatient look and said coldly, "Are you done yet?!"
There was a flash of white light and she appeared high in the air. The Thunder Roc turned back into the Lunar Shadow Saber and flew back into her hands. Before Song Que's Splendid Mountain River could form, she used the saber to slash a long wound on Song Que's chest.
There were arcs of electricity dancing on the wound. Furthermore, after Song Que's Martial Technique, he was even more injured. He vomited out a mouthful of blood. Then, like a kite that had its string broken, he fell towards the ground rapidly.
Ao Jiao's figure was like a phantom as she appeared behind Song Que. With a kick from her, Song Que was sent flying back into the sky.
Then as he was about to start falling again, she kicked him up again. This kept repeating over and over, every time she kicked him, he would vomit a mouthful of blood.
Ao Jiao stopped after a long time. Then Song Que fell toward the ground like a rubber ball, landing heavily. A large cloud of dust was kicked up into the air with a loud bang. Song Que's body bounced on a ground a few times before stopping.
At this moment, Song Que finally understood, he was not a match for Ao Jiao. The opponent before him was very likely a peak Martial Monarch.
The opponent simply did not care about him at all. Regardless of his Mount Tai Suppression, Jadeite Mountain Range, or Splendid Mountain River... the opponent just saw it as a game, she just wanted to play around with him.
Seeing Ao Jiao walk over slowly, Song Que started to feel fear in his heart. An aura of death started to appear, as he struggled to move backward, retreating continuously. He said loudly, "Please don't kill me, I'll stop having any thoughts about the Qingyun Peak anymore."
A Peak Master was actually begging Xiao Chen for mercy. The many Heavenly Saber Pavilion inner disciples all felt it was incredibly weird. They all started to despise Song Que-it was too spineless of him.
There were a few people in the crowd wearing the uniform of Biyun Peak. When they saw this scene, they all blushed. This was their Peak Master. With such a situation, they would be too embarrassed to meet others in the future.
"Ding Ding Dang Dang!"
Suddenly, pleasing Qin and Se music came from the sky. The sounds of the various musical instruments gave off a heavenly sound. This caused the crowd to feel comfortable in their heart for no apparent reason.
When they raised their head, there was a sparkling and translucent jade ship surrounded by mist. The music kept flowing into the ears of everyone as they drew nearer from afar. Instantly, it flew in from the horizon in the vision of everyone.
A woman with exquisite physique came through the mist from the bow of the ship. She seemed like a fairy as she descended slowly from the sky.
When Song Que saw this person, he revealed an expression of pleasant surprise. He said in a loud voice, "Martial Aunt Chen, rescue me quickly! This person offended his superiors, betrayed his sect, and attacked the Biyun Peak's Peak Master. He has already committed gargantuan crimes.
When everyone heard this, this thought appeared in their hearts. A Peak Master, a peak Martial King, was reduced to using the sect rules to suppress a junior.
In the past ten thousand years of the Heavenly Saber Pavilion history, there had never been such a shameless Peak Master. He had completely lost face for Heavenly Saber Pavilion.
When the fairy-like woman in the air saw the situation, she could not help but frown slightly. Earlier, she had interrogated Chu Xinyun on how she got injured. Then she had immediately rushed over.