Xiang Shaoyun did not know what technique Devil Concubine was using, but he knew she was fearsomely strong. Facing her was basically the same as facing a Sovereign. He did not dare to hold back, and he used the Phantom s.h.i.+ft to move away and avoid the palm attack while shouting, “Beauty, this is a misunderstanding.”
No matter what, Xiang Shaoyun was the one at fault. Therefore, he did not strike back and tried explaining himself instead. Devil Concubine was unwilling to listen and sent a rain of palm attacks at him. Each attack was powerful enough to destroy a mountain.
The palm attacks exploded loudly, and a unique corrosive power hard to defend against spread in the air. Xiang Shaoyun kept dodging the attacks like a slippery eel. The attacks brus.h.i.+ng past around him were extremely dangerous. If it wasn’t for his speed, he would have already been killed.
More importantly, since Devil Concubine could fully lock on to him, it was clear that her soul was also as strong as a Sovereign’s and was the reason she could suppress him with her presence.
Any other disciple in his position might have already died. When Devil Concubine failed to land a single hit, she stopped holding back. A clump of dreadful black mist erupted from her body and instantly enveloped the area in darkness.
The Specter Devours The Moon!
In this pitch-black environment, those not cultivating the power of darkness would be greatly suppressed. This technique was one of Devil Concubine’s trump cards. She wanted to use it to disrupt Xiang Shaoyun’s vision before killing him off.
This move had never failed her before, and she was confident it would continue to work. Like a black serpent, she hid amid the darkness before pouncing at him from an unexpected angle. Her attack was sharp and ruthless, her palm reaching for the back of Xiang Shaoyun’s head. Evidently, she was aiming to kill him with one hit.
When Xiang Shaoyun sensed Devil Concubine’s killing intent, he became somewhat angered. Both his arms lashed out at her, his attacks accurately finding her as though the darkness around him did not exist.
Numerous energy dragons flew out, roaring. The energy dragons were filled with vicious gold energy with traces of flux goldthorn energy, which greatly increased the technique’s might. His arms collided with Devil Concubine’s palm, blocking the attack. Even so, he was still sent flying away.
Xiang Shaoyun could only use one star for each power, so he was disadvantaged in the exchange, as Devil Concubine cultivated only a single power. Furthermore, her cultivation level was two stages higher. Just blocking her attack was already an amazing feat considering his circ.u.mstances.
Devil Concubine was astonished, but she did not stop attacking. Rather, she increased the intensity of her attacks, sending a curtain of palm attacks forward.
Xiang Shaoyun activated his gift of instincts and saw through the incoming barrage. His arms lashed out wildly like machines of destruction, displaying the true might of the Dragonscale Arm. This was a sovereign-grade technique, a technique Xiang Shaoyun had mastered enough to unleash its full power.
But no matter how hard he tried, before absolute strength, he was forced to retreat. Abruptly, Devil Concubine’s attacks grew greatly stronger. A ball of light appeared in her palm as she aimed it at Xiang Shaoyun’s chest where his heart was at.
The attack was abrupt, swift, and hard to guard against. In the critical moment, Xiang Shaoyun crossed his arms before his chest to block the ball of light. It sent him shooting away, and an intense pain drilled into his arms as though both arms had been broken.
Devil Concubine still didn’t stop. She quickly caught up to him like a shadow and sent out more palm attacks. This time, each palm she sent out carried a black ball of light that blasted against Xiang Shaoyun’s body like a rain of bombs.
Even with his defenses pushed to the maximum, he was still badly beaten, and his damaged saint armor was probably the only thing keeping him alive. He sensed an enhanced corrosive power invading his body and exhausting his life force.
s.h.i.+t, there’s something weird about this woman’s energy, thought Xiang Shaoyun in alarm. He no longer held back and activated the power of flame and lightning in his body. Countless lightning bolts rained down, and clumps of fire blasted the area like meteors.
Lightning Calamity Fiery Star!
Only after using this technique did Xiang Shaoyun’s situation ease up. He escaped Devil Concubine’s lockdown and flew far away. As he flung his aching arms around, he said, “A real man doesn’t fight with womenfolk. I will spare you for now. If you continue pus.h.i.+ng it, I will execute you right where you stand!”
Finally, Xiang Shaoyun got the chance to witness the strength of a True Martial Academy disciple. This woman was definitely no weaker than Zhan Wushuang. In fact, she might even be slightly stronger. If she wasn’t already injured, she would be even scarier.
Devil Concubine did not say anything. A black halberd appeared in her hands as she nimbly moved forward and swung the halberd at him. Boundless black energy burst out and a.s.sumed the form of a nine-tailed fox.
The nine tails spread apart and covered the area, akin to a black curtain covering the sky. Not even a housefly could escape or enter the zone surrounded by the tails. At the same time the tails spread out, the fox clawed at Xiang Shaoyun, attempting to rip him apart.
The might of this attack was far beyond the level of ordinary Sovereigns. It was comparable to the attack of a fifth-stage Sovereign and was Devil Concubine’s true strength. She was strong enough to fight a group of genius disciples alone and still emerge victorious.
Xiang Shaoyun was greatly pressured, and he had the urge to send his clone soul out. However, he changed his mind after some hesitation.
Instead, his battle intent surged as he said, “Very well. Let me experience the strength of a top disciple from the True Martial Academy.”
He then pulled out some primal inception energy from his astral cosmos sea. Both his fists started s.h.i.+ning like a pair of bright stars as he threw them out.
Turning the Big Dipper, Moving the Stars, Reversing the Heaven and Earth!
This was Xiang Shaoyun’s ultimate technique, the Cosmos Dao Destroying Fist. Powered by the primal inception energy and thick battle intent, it was strong enough to punch a hole in the sky.