Chapter 292: Wukui Breaks the Heavens
Xiao Chen withdrew his saber and stopped. He felt satisfied; the three foundational moves were already approaching Great Perfection. He was now able to send out nine relatively dense saber Qi simultaneously.
The quality of a Martial Saint's saber Qi was significantly inferior to a Martial King. However, Xiao Chen had the Glittering Wukui. The saber Qi formed from the tree branch was not inferior to that of a Martial King. Hence, such a weakness could be considered remedied.
Furthermore, this move exhausted relatively little Essence. Xiao Chen could practically execute it endlessly. It could last until all his Essence dried up and was no different from saber Qi.
Regarding quality of saber Qi, Xiao Chen had an advantage over Murong Chong. Although it was not a big advantage, it would still contribute a little to his odds of victory.
Xiao Chen finally practiced the three foundational moves. Then, he started practicing the three killing moves, Wukui Shakes the Heavens, Wukui Blossoms, and Wukui Supporting the Heavens.
Of the three killing moves, Wukui Supporting the Heavens was a stand-alone move. As for Wukui Shakes the Heavens and Wukui Blossoms, they had to be chained together to release their greatest might.
After Xiao Chen finished practicing the three killing moves, the ground was gorged out everywhere. Purple electricity lingered in the air. He stopped moving and rested for a while after that.
"Wukui Breaks the Heavens!"
Xiao Chen shouted and followed the circulation method for the Wukui Saber Technique, trying to execute the seventh move.
The ancient divine tree slowly began growing above him, starting at its roots. However, before it could complete its growth, a saber light appeared on his saber and extended out at least a hundred meters.
Little surprise appeared on Xiao Chen's face. He said softly, "I released it too early. I did not time it properly with the circulation of Essence. Again!"
"Boom!" It failed the second time. Like before, the saber Qi only extended by about a hundred meters before disappearing. Its might was not even comparable to Glittering Wukui.
Third time...failed...fourth time...failed...fifth time...failed again!
Xiao Chen had lost track of how many times he failed, but he did not show any signs of discouragement. Every time he failed, he tried and consolidated the reason he failed before trying again.
The might of the killing moves in the Wukui Saber Technique were already intensely ferocious; they could kill an Inferior Grade Martial King. Xiao Chen believed that the sure-kill moves would be even more ferocious.
A regular peak Inferior Grade Martial King might not be able to survive it. Hence, it was normal for it to be difficult to learn. Fortunately, Xiao Chen's threshold for enduring loneliness was very high. Even after experiencing failure after failure, he was not frustrated in the least.
The Wukui Tree above him had already grown to a near-perfect level. However, the saber light appeared ahead of time. This time, it extended out five hundred meters.
Xiao Chen wiped the sweat from his forehead and encouraged himself, "It's not bad already. I am just a short distance from success. Time to continue."
After practicing for so long, Xiao Chen had a slight understanding of the profoundness of the Wukui Breaks the Heavens.
The key points of this move were the Mysterious Phenomenon, the circulation of Essence, and the timing of the release. The three factors had to be completed at the same time to execute this move fully.
The so-called 'Mysterious Phenomenon' naturally referred to the Wukui Tree above him. The other two factors were easy to understand but difficult to accomplish.
As of now, Xiao Chen already had a complete grasp on the manifestation of Mysterious Phenomenon. He could almost control the speed of Essence circulation as he willed. The only thing he could not control was the timing of the release.
Unknowingly, the sky had grown dark. Xiao Chen continued to practice this move without being discouraged.
"Wukui Breaks the Heavens!"
Xiao Chen shouted, and the ancient divine Wukui Tree formed slowly. The instant the Wukui Tree completed its formation, a resplendent saber light appeared on his Lunar Shadow Saber and lit up the night sky.
The saber light grew longer quickly; within a breath's time, it extended by a thousand meters and reached a cliffside. There was a loud boom, and a seemingly endless deep hole appeared. Rocks crashed down unceasingly.
I finally succeeded! Xiao Chen revealed a joyous expression. Everything came to him who was patient; he finally grasped this move.
The next step would be to try merging in the state of thunder. Only by truly merging the state of thunder could one completely release the might of the Martial Technique.
Dark clouds churned in the sky; a boundless low rumble of thunder resounded relentlessly. Occasionally, slender bolts of lightning tore through the sky, lighting up the ground.
Xiao Chen had a calm expression as his right hand grasped the saber hilt. The state of thunder gathered continuously. The roar of the thunder in the sky became louder as time passed. It was like a huge army galloping and shouting angrily.
The boundless sound reverberated in the back mountains. A visible purple wind blew through the air, giving off non-stop 'zi zi' sounds.
"Wukui Breaks the Heavens!"
Xiao Chen shouted, and the ancient divine Wukui Tree grew quickly above his head. When the Wukui Tree's growth halted, Xiao Chen moved his right hand.
The resplendent light pillar appeared on the snow-white saber. The continuous rumble of thunder in the air immediately stopped. However, it only stayed quiet for about half a second.
Then, a startling thunder roared. A horrifying bolt of purple lightning tore through the dark clouds in the sky, moving through the night sky. It was like a roaring berserk dragon descending from the sky.
At that moment, Xiao Chen's aura raised to the peak. It was like a treasured saber drawing out of the scabbard, its brilliance revealed, shining in every direction. It was eye-catching, like a sharp blade breaking through the air.
The state and the Saber Techniques merged seamlessly. The pillar of light on the saber blade extended quickly. All this happened in the blink of an eye.
When a small peak, about a thousand meters ahead, was struck by the light pillar, it shattered. Rocks tumbled from the height, nothing but rubble.
The rocks that came in contact with the light pillar turned to dust and scattered with the wind, completely disappearing.
Xiao Chen returned his saber to the scabbard, and the thunder clouds in the sky immediately disappeared. The rumble of thunder stopped, and the night grew quiet once more. Only the sound of rocks falling remained.
Xiao Chen revealed a joyful expression. He muttered, "After two days, I finally perfectly merged my state of thunder with the Wukui Breaks the Heavens. This move is sufficient for me to show disdain for the Martial Saint cultivators. Regarding might, it is only slightly shy of an Inferior Grade Heaven Ranked Martial Technique."
Xiao Chen sat cross-legged where he was. He took out a Medial Grade Spirit Stone and quickly recovered his Essence.
After a while, he completely replenished his exhausted Essence. Furthermore, some Spiritual Energy in the Medial Grade Spirit Stone remained. Xiao Chen took advantage of this opportunity and entered a state of cultivation.
Xiao Chen sent the remaining Spiritual Energy in the Medial Grade Spirit Stone into the Qi whirlpool at his dantian. When he exhausted the Spirit Stone, the Qi whirlpool spun and increased in size slightly. His Essence capacity had increased again.
Xiao Chen was not in a rush to get up. Instead, he continued to circulate the Purple Thunder Divine Incantation and infused this energy he just absorbed into his body, turning it into part of his cultivation.
After the Purple Thunder Divine Incantation circulated for a great cycle, Xiao Chen immediately opened his eyes, and a purple light flashed in his pupils.
Xiao Chen got up and looked at the distant horizon. A faint light began to appear; dawn was arriving. He said, "After the sky turns bright, I only have five days left. The Wukui Breaks the Heavens has only just merged with the state of thunder; that means that I actually only have four days left.
"Out of the four days, I will use three to practice the eighth move of the Wukui Saber Technique. The remaining day will be used to consolidate and altering the Rushing Thunder Roars. This way, I will have three trump cards."
After Xiao Chen retrieved some dry rations from the Universe Ring and ate, he continued to familiarize himself with merging the Wukui Breaks the Heavens and the state of thunder.
The outline of the vast Lingyun Mountain Range rose up and down. It was unknown how vast it was exactly; there were many desolate peaks. Murong Chong stood on this particular quiet peak. This peak was utterly bare; there was no vegetation at all. Only stones filled this place.
It climbed about two thousand meters high; the wind blew wildly. This caused Murong Chong's clothes to flutter uncontrollably.
Murong Chong suddenly opened his eyes, and a reserved light appeared in their depths. Suddenly, his hair stopped fluttering around. The wind seemed like it was passing through him; he had merged with the wind itself.
"My state of wind has finally reached Great Perfection. I can break the sound barrier now. This way, I have a seventy percent chance of dodging that move of his."
Murong Chong spoke to himself. Then, his body suddenly flashed in the direction of the wind. As he moved, he made no sound. In the blink of an eye, he had traveled five hundred meters.
Murong Chong's figure flickered non-stop as he moved towards the foot of the mountain. Up in the sky, layers of clouds slowly churned in the previously clear sky.
The clouds in the sky seemed to be directed by a mysterious force. They started to crash into each other at a fast speed. When the clouds crashed into each other, thunder crackled in the sky.
Murong Chong drew his saber, and a bolt of lightning descended. Before the bolt of lightning landed on the ground, a strong wind blew.
The lightning immediately merged into the strong wind, and the strong wind instantly turned purple, forming a purple tornado. Electricity flickered on the wind, and thunder roared.
Murong Chong leaped into the air, his figure seeming ethereal and formless, like a cloud on the passing wind. The purple tornado followed after him, moving up and down.
Everywhere it passed, the purple tornado blasted countless large stones into powder. They turned into dust and scattered with the wind. Dust filled the place with a yellow cloud.
"Chasing Cloud Pursuing Lightning!"
Murong Chong, who moved through the air without a fixed pattern, shouted. The purple tornado changed and transformed into a flickering purple flood dragon. It moved in the direction his saber light pointed.
Its speed was incredibly fast; it was almost the speed of sound. The flood dragon, formed by the clouds, wind, and electricity, crashed into a peak. The summit of the peak immediately shattered and turned into powder.
"Parting Clouds Revealing Sky!"
Murong Chong shouted again and landed on the ground. A resplendent light appeared on his saber blade.
In an instant, it grew infinitely, surging into the sky. The saber light instantly separated the churning clouds. The bright sun was revealed, burning even brighter than before.
"Rebuking Heaven and Earth!"
Suddenly, Murong Chong shouted and the saber, gleaming with a cold light, vibrated relentlessly.