Dugu Qiubai had reacted about half a beat slower, but he was still able to dodge in time. His clothes were torn, but no blood had flowed.
The moment Xiang Shaoyun attacked, Xiang Shaoyun decided to be relentless. Using the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps and carrying the boundless might of lightning, he started madly slas.h.i.+ng at Dugu Qiubai.
Lightning Slash From The Clear Sky!
River of Corpses!
Xiang Shaoyun held nothing back and used the Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique immediately, which was the technique he was most familiar with. It was also the technique that could maximize the might of his Overlord Skyslaying Saber.
Saber intent interweaved with the profundity of lightning and surrounded Dugu Qiubai with a sea of terrifyingly destructive lightning energy. Xiang Shaoyun intended to seriously injure Dugu Qiubai even if he couldn’t outright kill him. This was Xiang Shaoyun’s actual strength, a strength to slay anyone in his path. He was an absolutely ferocious opponent when one was facing him alone.
Dugu Qiubai was a self-proclaimed master of all battle techniques. He definitely wasn’t bluffing. Amid the sea of lightning, he started making his move. He had only learned the first stage of saber intent, but with it, he was able to use a long-lost saber technique, the Dragon Slaying Three Sabers Technique.
The Dragon Slaying Three Sabers Technique was created by an ancient expert that had slaughtered a true dragon with only three slashes—the origin of the technique’s name. The technique had a brief period of glory and was eventually lost during the Saber Devil’s generation. Surprisingly, Dugu Qiubai actually knew this lost technique.
Xiang Shaoyun attacked four times in a row with boundless lightning power, while Dugu Qiubai only reacted with one slash. That one slash carried a world-shaking might that was no weaker than Xiang Shaoyun’s attacks.
It formed a ma.s.sive saber that dropped from the sky and erased the power of lightning. The saber attack seemed unstoppable, which was not surprising, as it was, after all, a saber technique capable of slaying dragons. Only with such strength would it be worthy of its name.
All along, Xiang Shaoyun had viewed his lightning star as the strongest of his stars. After all, his lightning power was further enhanced by his silver lightning and his lightning bone. It was naturally expected to be strong enough to overcome Dugu Qiubai, who was similarly using only one star. But Xiang Shaoyun found that he had erred.
Dugu Qiubai had the Primal Chaos Physique. Although he only had five stars, the size of each star was equivalent to three stars of an average cultivator—a terrifyingly large capacity.
Furthermore, Dugu Qiubai’s physique had a high affinity with the five elements. Not only did it grant him an easy time during cultivation, it also allowed him to easily comprehend the profundities of the five powers.
That was why the Primal Chaos Physique was so powerful, why Dugu Qiubai was so powerful.
Xiang Shaoyun had a high-grade nine-star physique, and his stars had gone through some expansions before. Even so, when comparing the might of only a single star, he was not Dugu Qiubai’s match.
However, that did not mean that he would be defeated in this round of weapons. There was a period of time where he hadn’t used his saber much, but the moment he awakened his previous life’s memories, he had already become inseparable from his Overlord Skyslaying Saber.
He summoned a large number of lightning bolts, bombarding Dugu Qiubai with wave after wave. Earlier, he had merely been holding back on summoning lightning bolts because he was waiting to see Dugu Qiubai’s trump card.
Since his opponent’s saber technique was incredibly powerful, he would meet force with force and see who was stronger. He was confident that the power of endless lightning was enough to suppress Dugu Qiubai.
Dugu Qiubai had the Primal Chaos Physique, but if he did not use the power of primal chaos unsparingly, he wouldn’t be a match for Xiang Shaoyun’s lightning. Although the Dragon Slaying Three Sabers Technique was powerful enough to meet Xiang Shaoyun head on, the endless lightning bolts bombarding him were making things incredibly difficult.
However, Dugu Qiubai was no pushover. He had been seeking defeat since young, yet he had never tasted defeat even to this day. This fight would be no exception.
The energy surrounding his saber s.h.i.+fted, and it transformed from hardness to softness. An unending flow of soft energy surged out, allowing him to redirect strength with the most minimal usage of strength on his part.
The countless lightning bolts were redirected in all directions, blasting numerous craters into the ground as though a natural disaster was descending, planting fear in all onlookers. The observing disciples were already numbed by this point. They could feel clearly just how big the gap between them and the two combatants was.
Only a few of the disciples could withstand the current shockwaves spreading wide and far. However, even they knew that they would probably have to use all their strength if they had to face one of the two combatants. The two combatants hadn’t even used their trump cards.
The overseers present lamented inwardly, These two are ultimate Emperors!
The two were displaying strengths that were giving even the overseers tremendous pressure. These overseers were once genius disciples of their academies as well. They were also individuals capable of punching above their weight, but compared with these two Emperors, they were nothing.
Xiang Shaoyun’s long hair whipped about, and his eyes shone brightly like the sun and the moon. Numerous electrical currents swirled around him like dragons, and the Overlord Skyslaying Saber in his hand seemed capable of cleaving even the entire world apart. His domineering presence left a deep impression on everyone.
Some of the female disciples had their hearts fully conquered by his heroic bearing. Xiang Shaoyun had soft facial features, but with the strength he possessed, the female disciples wouldn’t even mind his appearance.
Yu Caidie had boundless pride in her eyes. She knew that Xiang Shaoyun had finally awakened his memories. In that case, he would probably forgive her for what she did with Tuoba Wan’er, right?
You’re still my peerless Overlord, thought Yu Caidie as her emotions stirred.
Han Chenfei was similarly love-struck. When she first entered the academy, she only viewed Xiang Shaoyun as a talented young man. Unexpectedly, he had reached such a height after only a few years. She found a man like him irresistible.
“Even if my two sisters end up hating me, I also need to keep this man in my grasp!” she vowed.
Dugu Qiubai utilized the concept of conquering hardness with softness, and his attempt worked to a certain extent. However, he still failed to fully stop Xiang Shaoyun’s offensive, and his only option was to use a different technique. If this continued, he would only end up scorched black.
This is the type of battle that I have always longed for! thought Dugu Qiubai in excitement. He then cleaved a clean path out of the sea of lightning.
Without any hesitation, Xiang Shaoyun gave chase. He carried a boundless lightning power around him. Lightning power was the most destructive of powers, and he did not fear any tricks Dugu Qiubai might try.
“My saber technique loses out to you. Why don’t you give my spear technique a try?” said Dugu Qiubai as he kept the saber away and took out a different weapon.
Instantly, a roaring fiery dragon flew out and charged into Xiang Shaoyun’s sea of lightning.