Even while he was dropping from the sky, Xiang Shaoyun was still thinking about Devil Concubine’s Yin Yang Diagram. She had cultivated the technique with an accompanying mantra. On the other hand, he was trying to cultivate it through observation, which was definitely no easy feat.
On the flip side, he had the Light of Wisdom, an incredibly rare ability. In fact, it was even rarer than the Primal Chaos Physique. Relying on it, he slowly grasped the essence of the diagram. Darkness represented night, while light represented day. The moment when day and night replaced each other was also the moment when yin and yang would merge.
Thus, to achieve a balance between the two powers and to forge them, they needed to be replacing each other. The tai chi separation, also known as the yin yang separation, was the line separating the two powers and the place the two powers blended. He had comprehended this through his soul clone before, but it was not easy to truly achieve the balance and form the yin yang separation.
After Dugu Qiubai’s punch sent him flying, inspiration hit his Light of Wisdom, and a flawless Yin Yang Diagram appeared in his mind, with its intricacies laid bare before his Light of Wisdom.
Not only must the yin and yang maintain a balance, the two also have to blend. To blend, the two needed to rotate in the form of a disk. Yin transforms into yang, and yang transforms into yin. Yin and yang, a.s.sisting and complementing each other…all the clouds in his brain cleared.
Instantly, a burst of power erupted from his body, and he stopped dropping. He crossed both his arms, recreating the Yin Yang Diagram. From a slightly twisted disk, it slowly smoothened out and stopped his dropping body.
The concept of yin and yang advocated balance. His falling body was in a state of disbalance, so the powers of yin and yang returned balance to his body. However, he had a feeling that he still wasn’t using the true might of yin and yang. He recalled what he had learned when practicing the Desolation mantra. When the world was first created, the primal chaos was born, and all living beings came into existence.
The great dao of heaven and earth, the pa.s.sage of time, and many other concepts of nature were described in the mantra. The concepts of yin and yang were naturally included. The primal chaos begets the five elements, while the two extremities beget the yin and yang. And he suddenly understood the true essence of yin and yang.
At that moment, Dugu Qiubai arrived before him once again and sent a kick infused with primal chaos energy at Xiang Shaoyun’s abdomen. He was unhappy that Xiang Shaoyun was still not utilizing the fused nine powers. He wanted to force Xiang Shaoyun to the edge and see if Xiang Shaoyun would continue to hide that power.
Xiang Shaoyun immediately sensed the incoming kick, and his hands immediately drew the Yin Yang Diagram to face it.
Not far away, Devil Concubine wore a look of disdain when she saw him attempting to use the Yin Yang Diagram again. She said, “He’s really following the path to his own doom.”
Back then, she had spent three years achieving the balance of yin and yang. Only then was she able to form the Yin Yang Diagram. Even that was progress she had achieved thanks to her Yin Yang Physique. Without the physique, it would have been much harder for her to master the balance. What she saw next stunned her.
Xiang Shaoyun actually relied on the Yin Yang Diagram to stop Dugu Qiubai’s kick. He was still sent flying away, but he had suffered no injuries. He was even able to stop steadily midair. He was dealing with the kick much easier than the previous punch.
Dugu Qiubai continued attacking, throwing punches and kicks powered by his primal chaos energy, not giving Xiang Shaoyun any chances.
Relying only on the Yin Yang Diagram, Xiang Shaoyun blocked all of Dugu Qiubai’s attacks. Initially, he suffered a beating. But gradually, he gained a steady footing and eventually managed to fully block Dugu Qiubai’s primal chaos energy. His success stunned all the onlookers.
“That works?” Everyone had the same question.
These disciples were all genius among geniuses, and they could see that Xiang Shaoyun was trying to imitate Devil Concubine’s technique in the midst of a battle. None of them believed that he would succeed, and they thought that he was playing with fire. But he had actually succeeded, leaving all of them speechless.
“Impossible!” Devil Concubine’s shocked voice rang out. She could not accept what she was seeing.
One ought to know that she had only achieved a balance of yin and yang after three years of training. How had Xiang Shaoyun learned it right after seeing it? How was that fair?
“I see. What if I blend flame and water like that as well? Will I be able to create a peerless wheel of flame and water?” muttered Xia Liuhui, watching the fight with a look of infatuation in his eyes.
He had seen Dugu Qiubai’s fusion of flame and water earlier, and now, he saw Xiang Shaoyun’s Yin Yang Diagram. He had a vague feeling that this was the path he should pursue. After all, he was someone cultivating the powers of flame and water.
“Impressive Yin Yang Diagram. But is that enough to stop my primal chaos energy? Impossible,” roared Dugu Qiubai as he pushed his energy to his limits. The natural phenomena around him swallowed Xiang Shaoyun as he continued punching madly.
Dugu Qiubai was clearly not holding back anymore. His battle intent was fully unleashed, and his fearsome punches seemed capable of destroying the world.
Meanwhile, Xiang Shaoyun was still in the midst of comprehending the powers of yin and yang. He completely disregarded Dugu Qiubai’s provocation as his body drifted away while his arms continued moving, creating an endlessly flowing energy that a.s.sumed the form of a Yin Yang Diagram. Using the diagram as a s.h.i.+eld, he redirected all the primal chaos punches.
Yin Yang s.h.i.+eld!
That name suddenly flashed past his mind, and he instantly felt it was the most fitting name for the technique. Like the primal chaos energy, yin and yang also came into existence when the world first formed. One could say that the two were almost on par with each other. However, Dugu Qiubai had a Primal Chaos Physique, while Xiang Shaoyun did not have a Yin Yang Physique. Thus, with Dugu Qiubai using all his strength, it was only a matter of time before the Yin Yang s.h.i.+eld was defeated.
Xiang Shaoyun was not discouraged. Instead, he was incomparably excited. Without Dugu Qiubai’s oppression, he wouldn’t have been able to fuse the powers of yin and yang to create the Yin Yang s.h.i.+eld.
Naturally, the powers of yin and yang weren’t only useful for defensive purposes. If he could unleash their offensive prowess, he would be able to unleash a might matching the Primal Chaos Physique.
However, Xiang Shaoyun had no intention to keep dragging the fight on. It was time to end it. As Dugu Qiubai charged toward him, Xiang Shaoyun finally faced Dugu Qiubai with his primal inception energy. Their fists collided, and the two finally separated.
“You’re finally using your nine powers!” said Dugu Qiubai as he licked his lips.
“If I want to defeat you, I have to use my trump card,” said Xiang Shaoyun. His battle intent surged, and a nine-colored radiance surrounded him. A terrifying fist intent burst out of his fists, and instantly, numerous stars appeared around them. The fists resembled Zhou Haoyu’s Nine Revolution Exploding Star Technique, but this was actually an entirely different technique, the Cosmos Dao Destroying Fist.