The Cosmos Dao Destroying Fist clashed with Devil Concubine’s halberd, sending ma.s.sive shockwaves in all directions. The shockwaves spread several kilometers away, turning all stones in the area into dust and completely disintegrating the dust in the area.
When the shockwaves from the collision dissipated, two figures could be seen flying in opposite directions. The man’s clothes were badly torn, and wounds riddled his body. The woman did not look too good either. Half her black robe had disintegrated, revealing the tender and fair skin underneath. Part of her plump bosom was also exposed.
“I’ll remember this. The next time I see you, I’ll take your life,” said Devil Concubine before leaving.
Instead of giving chase, Xiang Shaoyun replied helplessly, “Lady, this really is a misunderstanding!”
Alas, Devil Concubine refused to listen.
Xiang Shaoyun sighed, “And just like that, I got myself a new enemy. What a tough life. Then again, that figure…it’s truly amazing. If she comes after me in the future, I can consider making her my bed-warming maid.”
A True Martial Academy disciple would probably go mad and battle him to the death if he knew his thoughts. Using a woman this amazing as a maid? Was that a joke? Xiang Shaoyun did not waste any time and hurriedly left. His focus was still recovering to his peak condition.
Hiding at a quiet place, he released Money and the ghostrunes to protect him from the evil spirits. He then used the Secret Reversal Technique to accelerate his recovery.
The Secret Reversal Technique was indeed worthy of being an extremely rare healing technique. When working alongside Xiang Shaoyun’s profundity of wood, it made his wound heal at a speed visible to the naked eye. The remnant corrosive energy in his body was also slowly being pushed out by Yun Flame.
Devil Concubine’s corrosive energy was incredibly overbearing. It could not only destroy one’s bodily functions but also exhaust one’s life force. Without the powers of extreme yang such as flame and lightning in Xiang Shaoyun’s body, he would have been corroded to death.
Even so, he still had to work extremely hard to fully cleanse his body. Around two days later, Xiang Shaoyun finally finished recovering. His body felt much stronger than before, and he also found that his soul power had increased. Previously, his soul power was at the level of an early sixth-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. Now, his soul power had reached mid sixth-stage, and he was only a step away from late sixth-stage.
After spending some time in contemplation, Xiang Shaoyun finally understood something. He muttered, “It must be the flux goldthorn energy that has triggered my limits, allowing both my body and soul to grow greatly. That must be the case.”
At that conclusion, he s.h.i.+fted his focus to comprehend the Limit Stimulation Technique and Flux Finger Sword Technique pa.s.sed to him by Zang Yuan. His focus was still to increase his strength as best as he could. His cultivation level had also reached a boiling point, and he could no longer suppress it. He had to break through.
Thus, he changed his focus again. He was going to break through first. After telling Money and the ghostrunes to stand guard for him, he started stirring the energy in his body. The nine stars were already overflowing with energy. They erupted at once, and the nine energies circulated through his body.
They first entered the astral cosmos sea, then the spine, pus.h.i.+ng the draconic aura to 80 percent and causing an even more vivid dragon projection to hover above him. A radiance of nine colors swirled around his body, making him look like a son of G.o.d that was dripping with magnificence.
A large number of spirit crystals in his astral cosmos sea dissolved, and strands of pure energy coursed through his body before entering his nine stars. But, of course, the energy from the spirit crystals alone wouldn’t be enough. He also needed to absorb the spiritual energy of the world and the astral energy from the stars in the sky to gather enough energy for the breakthrough.
The nearby spiritual energy started converging around him. Astral energy also started flowing from the sky to him. The energy coming from the stars couldn’t be seen, but if an expert was here, the expert would most definitely sense the convergence of energies. It was very rare to see nine different energies flowing down from the stars at the same time.
An incredibly large amount of energies had gathered in the area. Fortunately, he was hiding at a remote location, so his breakthrough hadn’t attracted any attention. The energies gathered in his body and expanded his stars, allowing him to smoothly reach the eighth stage.
It did not even take Xiang Shaoyun long to finish his breakthrough. Energies flooded into his body, and he only stopped absorbing energy when his draconic aura reached 85 percent. With that much draconic aura, he smoothly reached mid eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm, which was quite a big increase in strength.
He had long been able to break through into the eighth stage, but he had been suppressing it. When Yun Flame had fused with the n.o.ble Glazed Flame, his flame star had also acc.u.mulated a large amount of high-tier energy. His gold star’s flux goldthorn energy and his dark star’s dark origin energy were also of higher quality than regular energies. Thus, it was understandable that he skipped the early stage and reached the mid stage.
After the breakthrough, Xiang Shaoyun opened his eyes, and a sharp radiance shone from them. It was as though the sun and the moon were swirling within his eyes, giving off a great sense of oppression.
His soul power reached the level of a peak sixth-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator, not far away from the seventh stage. This was the effect of his cultivation increase. Although his soul power had only gone from mid sixth-stage to peak sixth-stage, it was still a height some people would take years to reach.
The increase was understandable, as Xiang Shaoyun had a filthless soul and the Nether Soul Domain. One could say that he was blessed with talent in terms of soul cultivation. His soul could grow at a speed no person could rival.
He summoned his soul clone and had the clone cultivate the Flux Finger Sword Technique while his main body focused on the Limit Stimulation Technique. What he was doing could shock many people.
Generally, one would only be able to cleanly split one’s attention upon reaching the Saint Realm. Xiang Shaoyun was only an Emperor, but he could already do so. It would be hard for one to not be surprised.
The Flux Finger Sword Technique was a sword technique utilizing the flux goldthorn energy. Using one’s fingers as a sword, one could form finger swords with the flux goldthorn energy and release sword energy capable of destroying everything. This sword technique was incredibly destructive due to the great power of the flux goldthorn energy, an energy capable of threatening even Saints.