“What absolute trash,” said Ye Chaomu with derision.
Her performance shocked Xiang Shaoyun. He had never imagined that she was actually so strong. Just look at how easily she had killed Qin s.h.i.+ling.
Little Mu is actually this terrifying? exclaimed Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
He still remembered back when he had gifted her a heavenly eye stone. He did not know if the stone was what had given her such a powerful eye technique. Or perhaps it was her Undying Devil Clan bloodline?
Qin Junling, Qin Huailing, and Qin Xialing raged.
“Everyone, charge! Kill every last one of them!” roared Qin Junling as though he had lost all reason.
This was supposed to be a game of cat and mouse, but before they could even catch the mouse, their claws were injured. At his command, the over 200 people behind them went into formation. Each of them erupted with a powerful might, and attacks of all colors rained down on Xiang Shaoyun’s group.
The barrage of energy attacks was incredibly terrifying, as though the entire world was going to be destroyed. A regular cultivator’s legs would go limp at the mere sight of this, but Xiang Shaoyun was someone with a rich battle experience. Coupled with the memories from his previous lives, something like this was nothing to him.
“Everyone, scatter. Fight with all your strength. If you die, you can only blame your luck,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he charged Qin Junling.
Since he wanted to fight, he would fight the strongest of them. He could also take this chance to test just how strong his brand new soul foundation was.
He fully blocked the incoming attacks with his Goldplates, and with his gift of instincts, he moved through the openings within the attacks. Like a fish in water, he swam through the attacks while rus.h.i.+ng toward Qin Junling.
But while he was doing so, Qin Xialing charged him and roared, “Little b.a.s.t.a.r.d, I will tear you apart to appease my little sister’s deceased soul!”
Riding on a ma.s.sive lizard and wielding a ma.s.sive axe, Qin Xialing sent the power of his four-layered soul foundation crus.h.i.+ng down upon Xiang Shaoyun. His energy sealed their surroundings, and his overbearing axe came down with a might to split the world. It was a terrifying combination attack, but in Xiang Shaoyun’s eyes, it was too weak for him to even bother showing his soul foundation.
Flux Finger Sword Technique!
Xiang Shaoyun showed no quarters in his attack. The moment he found Qin Xialing’s opening, he sent out a golden finger beam. The beam quickly reached Qin Xialing and penetrated his defensive barrier before piercing through his soul foundation.
Qin Xialing immediately felt the damage done to his soul foundation, and he wailed in pain, a stinging pain torturing him. Just as Xiang Shaoyun was about to end Qin Xialing’s life, Qin Huailing arrived from a different direction and sent eight slashes his way. Each slash created a ma.s.sive python that charged toward Xiang Shaoyun.
Qin Huailing was stronger than Qin Xialing. The moment he attacked, he used his ultimate technique. His saber seemed unstoppable, as though the sky was going to be cut apart by his slashes.
Xiang Shaoyun constantly moved, leaving numerous afterimages everywhere as he danced amidst the saber energies. He eventually dashed toward Qin Huailing like a meteor, moving at an unimaginable speed. Sensing how terrifying Xiang Shaoyun was, Qin Junling charged over on his tiger, as he was afraid that something would happen to Qin Huailing as well.
The tiger roared, a.s.saulting Xiang Shaoyun with a terrifying sound attack. Another tiger’s roar sounded, a roar that contained the will of a monarch, one whose command would never be disobeyed. The moment Qin Junling’s mount heard the roar, it trembled and started retreating.
Qin Junling cursed, “Tiger, what do you think you’re doing?”
When he saw that his mount was still incredibly fearful, he ignored the tiger and leaped off before charging at Xiang Shaoyun again. Unfortunately for him, that little distraction had placed Qin Huailing in danger.
Xiang Shaoyun fully intended to kill all four Qin siblings. He aimed to kill them as quickly as possible to destroy the morale of their people. As he approached Qin Huailing, a black curtain burst out, instantly pulling his opponent into a world of darkness.
Dark Sky Engulfing Imprint!
Xiang Shaoyun could now use basically any of his battle techniques at will. That was the benefit of forming a soul foundation, as he could engrave some of his battle techniques onto the foundation, allowing him to use them anytime he wished.
Black palms slammed into Qin Huailing from all directions, blasting him with the corrosive dark origin energy. Qin Huailing couldn’t even see his surroundings, but he had his defenses pushed to his limits. Even so, he was unable to withstand the palms raining down on him.
That little b.a.s.t.a.r.d is only a first-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. Why is he so terrifying? cursed Qin Huailing inwardly.
He could not afford to not do anything, so he started swinging his saber madly, trying to force Xiang Shaoyun away from him. However, Xiang Shaoyun’s Goldplates fully blocked the slashes.
Finally, Xiang Shaoyun struck his opponent’s forehead with a heavy black palm.
By the time Qin Huailing had sensed danger, it had already been too late for him to dodge. When the attack had landed on his forehead, a burst of energy had invaded his head, causing his mind to go blank.
Xiang Shaoyun swept his finger horizontally, severing Qin Huailing’s head. Only then did Qin Junling arrive. Filled with rage, he swung his halberd at Xiang Shaoyun.
“I was planning to capture you alive, but you leave me with no choice but to kill you without even leaving your corpse intact,” said Qin Junling, raging. He pushed the power gathered at the tip of his halberd to his limits and sent the power of his eight-layered soul foundation crus.h.i.+ng down. It was as though an entire star was collapsing upon Xiang Shaoyun.
“Eight-layered soul foundation, it’s indeed powerful,” remarked Xiang Shaoyun. Even he was feeling pressured by what he was facing. He was only a first-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator while his opponent was at the eighth stage. The gap between them was incredibly large.
However, Xiang Shaoyun also wished to see his limits, so he released his soul foundation and activated the energies of yin and yang to create the Yin Yang s.h.i.+eld, blocking the entirety of Qin Junling’s attack.