The profundity of water was boundless. It was capable of softness and hardness, and it encompa.s.sed both strength and gentleness, being able to offer offense and defense. Xiang Shaoyun did not need any powerful techniques. Using the profundity of water the correct way was the best technique in itself.
The whirlpool around him was the best example. With it, the many weapons were flung away from him. Not only had it protected him, it had also counterattacked his enemies.
In the past, he had never imagined that the profundity of powers could be used that way. A sense of enlightenment hit him. His eyes shone brightly as he muttered, “The profundity of powers in itself is the most exquisite technique. It has an endless amount of variations, and techniques can be created out of thin air at any time.”
His confidence surged. After comprehending the new method of utilizing the profundity of powers, his aura seemed to undergo a complete change. He stood firm on the ground, and the profundity of earth spread in all directions. Abruptly, numerous stone spikes shot upward, instantly killing over 100 enemies.
A powerful gravity field appeared. The enemy soldiers couldn’t withstand the added weight and instantly collapsed to the ground. The two sabers in his hands lashed out, sending one head after another flying.
Xiang Shaoyun started walking toward the enemy leader one step at a time. n.o.body could stop his advance. The soldiers weren’t a match for the profundity of powers. The 100-man captains, the 1,000-man captains, and the generals couldn’t survive even one of his attacks. Xiang Shaoyun cut through them like a hot knife through b.u.t.ter.
He advanced forward, leaving a trail of blood and a path of wails behind him. Blood and severed limbs flew everywhere, and the morale of his army increased as battle cries rang out loudly.
He could freely use all nine powers he cultivated by utilizing the profundity of all nine of them. He had no fear that he would run out of astral energy because he could endlessly absorb the natural energy in the world. Even the stars in the sky were supplying him with energy, allowing him to kill to his heart’s content.
The only energy he still had a limited amount of was the primal inception energy. The moment he reached a point he could generate the primal inception energy endlessly, he would probably be undefeatable.
“Commander, permission for me to take him down!” volunteered a renowned general standing beside the enemy commander.
“Permission granted. Come back with his head and end this meaningless battle,” said the commander indifferently.
As far as he was concerned, the dying soldiers were nothing. Their lives were as good as the weeds by the side of the road.
The general charged out. He was actually a third-stage Soul Foundation Realm expert. Although he was not the deputy commander, he was strong enough to be a deciding factor in any conflict.
With several leaps, the general arrived above Xiang Shaoyun. He roared, “Everyone, move aside. I will personally take his head!”
This general was not to be underestimated. He stabbed his spear at Xiang Shaoyun and entered the human-spear unity mode, sending a beam that trailed through the air like a rainbow toward Xiang Shaoyun.
The attack was shockingly powerful. Regular peak Emperors would not be able to withstand it, and even a genius cultivator would not be able to face it head on. Xiang Shaoyun was only an eighth-stage Emperor. How was he supposed to stop it?
Xiang Shaoyun was not a regular person. So what if he was facing a third-stage Sovereign? His Overlord Skyslaying Saber shot upward to face the incoming attack, and he activated the second stage of saber intent. The saber flew out of his hand and crashed into the incoming spear, carrying with it a boundless lightning power.
A ma.s.sive explosion ensued. Gold and lightning energy bloomed like a dazzling firework, spreading and wreaking havoc in their surroundings. Manipulating the saber from afar, Xiang Shaoyun sent out vicious attacks that badly battered the general. His attacks’ shockwaves also went to work, killing and wounding many enemy soldiers.
The current Xiang Shaoyun could deal with a Sovereign of this level much easier than before. However, a Sovereign was still a Sovereign. When he released his soul foundation, three layers of sparkling soul foundation pressed down like a mountain, giving off a suffocating pressure that was directly applied to one’s soul.
Anyone below the Sovereign Realm would have difficulty withstanding this pressure. More importantly, the soul foundation was also emanating a terrifying radiance of destruction, capable of instantly killing a large number of Emperors.
A soul foundation was forged through a combination of soul power, astral energy, and rare materials. As a Sovereign advanced in strength, the soul foundation would grow. It was the essence of a Sovereign’s cultivation, and it was powerful enough to suppress any cultivator of lower cultivation levels.
A soul foundation was endlessly profound, and a cultivator would only be able to fully unleash his strength by fighting using a soul foundation.
“Kid, today is the day you die. Stop struggling,” roared the general as he slammed his soul foundation down alongside his spear beam, launching a combination attack with a might to erase all life.
Xiang Shaoyun was suffocating, and he finally had a taste of the real difference between a Sovereign and an Emperor with the strength to match a Sovereign. The gap between the two was actually ma.s.sive.
Just because one possessed a strength matching a Sovereign did not change the fact that one still wasn’t a Sovereign. Sure, energy- and strength-wise, one might be able to match a Sovereign, but in terms of soul suppression, the difference was still there.
When two experts clashed, victory would go to the brave. The presence of a Sovereign was naturally stronger than the presence of an Emperor. Not many Emperors could withstand the soul pressure applied by a Sovereign.
However, Xiang Shaoyun happened to be just the Emperor capable of resisting it. He ignored the soul foundation’s pressure and swung his Overlord Skyslaying Saber, sending a large number of lightning attacks upward.
A boundless purple sea of lightning surged up with a might reaching the level of a fourth-stage Sovereign. It struck the soul foundation and blasted it into pieces. Even at the moment of death, the general still couldn’t understand how an Emperor could resist the pressure of his third-stage soul foundation.
Despite his disbelief, the truth was before him. He had no choice but to believe it. After defeating one high-level general, Xiang Shaoyun had exhausted a decent amount of his lightning energy. Even if he could summon natural lightning bolts from the sky, he still required some time to replenish his exhausted energy. One should remember that he was still encircled by a large army right now.
Like a G.o.d of war, Xiang Shaoyun continued his charge toward the enemy leader, and he killed anyone in his way. He fought to the point he was numbed to everything. Even when a large number of attacks struck him and dyed him red with blood, he no longer felt pain.
Part of the reason he didn’t feel much pain was because of his strengthened body after using the Limit Stimulation Technique. He got closer and closer to the leader, and finally, five high-level generals charged out and surrounded him.
Xiang Shaoyun had the strength to match a Sovereign, but that mostly referred to a situation where he had to face only a single Sovereign at a time. Would he be able to face five Sovereigns at once?