Xiang Shaoyun said, “Just the Skysoar Realm, it’s nothing.”
He was being completely honest. He was someone from a tier-7 organization and had seen too many experts. For him, the Skysoar Realm was really nothing.
His foes were powerful, and he needed to continue working hard to face them, which was why he had been able to calm down so quickly after breaking through. He had a heavy burden on his shoulders and a long journey ahead of him.
A look of admiration appeared on Du Xuanhao’s and Devouring Ghost’s faces. They had never expected Xiang Shaoyun to have such a mature mindset, and their opinion of him improved yet again.
He did not grow arrogant just because he was talented, and he did not forget himself just because of some improvement. Such a mindset practically guaranteed that he would reach great heights in the future.
After the breakthrough, Xiang Shaoyun was in no rush to leave. Rather, he rubbed the silver lightning stone behind him and said with a smile, “Little fellow, come out.”
There was still a large amount of silver lightning energy left in the silver lightning stone, and an ordinary person would not be able to it. But since Xiang Shaoyun had already tempered himself by absorbing the silver lightning energy, he no longer feared it.
Both Devouring Ghost and Jin Wo did not understand what Xiang Shaoyun was doing. Inwardly, they asked themselves in confusion, Is there something inside the silver lightning stone?
No reaction came from the silver lightning stone, as if it was a completely ordinary.
Xiang Shaoyun repeated, “Come out, I’ve known of your existence ever since we both absorbed the silver lightning energy. If you still refuse to come out, don’t blame me for completely crus.h.i.+ng you.”
It was at this moment that a slender silhouette came out of the stone.
It was a demonic beast that looked both like a dragon and a snake. It was the size of an arm and was about two or three meters long. It had the head of a dragon with a single silver horn, and its serpentine tongue was sticking out of its mouth. Its mouth was filled with sharp fangs, and its entire body was covered with s.h.i.+ny silvery scales. The silver lightning energy constantly swirling around its body made it clear it was no ordinary beast.
It was a mutated demonic beast known as the horned lightning snake.
With its serpentine tongue sticking out of its mouth, the snake stared at Xiang Shaoyun cautiously.
“Is this a snake or a dragon? Looks like this is a mutated serpent! A little fellow like this was actually hiding in the silver lightning stone? It seems to have a lot of potential. Tame it, young master! You might be able to train it into an actual lightning dragon in the future!” said Devouring Ghost with an astonished look on his face.
To the side, both Du Xuanhao and Jin Wo were studying the snake in astonishment, as if they were trying to see what the beast was.
Looking at the horned lightning snake, Xiang Shaoyun smiled and said, “Little fellow, do you hear me? Come with me. I might be able to help you evolve into a dragon in the future.”
He was clear that this horned lightning snake who had spent most of its time bathing in silver lightning energy was definitely a demonic beast with a powerful bloodline. Once trained, it would be a great help to him in the future.
In any case, Little White was not by his side right now. As for Jin Wo, he was inherently different from a demonic beast he had personally tamed. If he could tame the horned lightning snake, the snake would be a great helper in the future. More importantly, the snake had great compatibility with his main element, the lightning element, which was the main reason he was tempted to tame it.
The horned lightning snake was an extremely intelligent beast. It could sense that Xiang Shaoyun was trying to take advantage of it, and it also understood that he was far stronger than it. Thus, it immediately fled, shooting away like a bolt of lightning.
The snake moved at an astonis.h.i.+ng speed. With a silver flash, it was already far away from Xiang Shaoyun. This was a speed much faster than even some Demon Kings.
“Young Master Xiang, I’ll help you capture it,” Du Xuanhao volunteered.
“No, this is a good chance for me to test my new speed,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a faint smile. He stamped his foot on the ground and shot toward the snake like an arrow.
When Xiang Shaoyun was at the Transformation Realm, he was already as fast as a King. Now that he was actually a King, his speed was even scarier. The term “fast as lightning” would not be an exaggeration to describe his current speed, a speed absolutely faster than a fourth-stage, or even fifth-stage, King.
Even so, the horned lightning snake was able to take advantage of the forest’s terrain with its small size to keep a large distance from Xiang Shaoyun. He might be fast, but he was not as nimble as the horned lightning snake. In this kind of terrain the snake held the advantage.
Xiang Shaoyun grew anxious when he saw the horned lightning snake getting farther and farther from him.
“It is rare for this young master to have his eyes set on something. How can I let you escape me?” Xiang Shaoyun roared as his aura soared. Using the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, he continued the pursuit.
Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, crossing worlds with a single step.
All along, Xiang Shaoyun had only been able to unleash a tiny portion of the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps’ true prowess. It was one of the most powerful footworks in existence, and without a corresponding strength, one would not be able to display its true might.
But because Xiang Shaoyun was now finally a King, he could finally show the true power of the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps. He took one step forward and instantly covered a large distance, as if s.p.a.ce itself had shrunk before him. Instantly, he was several meters ahead, the terrain and natural obstacles posing no problem to him.
Devouring Ghost was following behind Xiang Shaoyun, and when he saw the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, he praised inwardly, The young master is looking more and more like master when he was young. He is starting to grasp the true meaning of this Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps. If he can comprehend this footwork’s intent, it is possible to further increase his speed by two or three times.
Soon, Xiang Shaoyun caught up to the snake and reached out to grab it. The dexterous snake immediately dodged to the side, successfully avoiding Xiang Shaoyun’s grip.
“That’s a decent reaction time, but you won’t be able to escape me,” Xiang Shaoyun said as he s.h.i.+fted the trajectory of his hand and clawed at the tree the snake had hidden behind.
The thick tree immediately exploded as the claw continued forward to grab at the snake. The snake soared to the sky instead, not willing to keep tangling with Xiang Shaoyun.
With the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, Xiang Shaoyun reappeared in front of the horned lightning snake. “Both of us possess innate lightning power within us. Only by joining hands can we become stronger.”
Xiang Shaoyun then activated his lightning bone, flooding his entire body with a boundless lightning energy. The purple radiance around his body converged and took the form of a purple dragon with a tinge of silver. With its head raised high, the dragon stared straight at the horned lightning snake.
The horned lightning snake sensed a power compatible with its own, and the sense of intimacy with the power caused the snake to stop running. It slightly relaxed its vigilance against Xiang Shaoyun.
“Stop hesitating. Just come with me. I will treat you well and will ensure you get the chance to evolve into a dragon in the future,” persuaded Xiang Shaoyun. He then started approaching the horned lightning snake one step at a time, trying his best to look friendly.
But when Xiang Shaoyun was right in front of the horned lightning snake, the look in its eyes suddenly changed as it attempted to bite Xiang Shaoyun.