Shen Yin Wang Zuo - Chapter 428
Chapter 428: Cai'er's Seven Arts of the God of Death (I)
The green skeleton was indeed moving at extreme speed. Long Haochen understood well that if he tried to avoid it, he would be caught in his opponent's rhythm, and after that, winning would be really hard. Thus, he might as well not escape but stake everything on an attempt to resist.
The speed of the green skeleton was really terrifying. Once it got used to the pattern of Long Haochen's movements, the pair of daggers in its hands suddenly erupted. Producing two splashes of green light, they stabbed at Long Haochen's armor before actually stopping the assault, flapping the six wings on its back downwards to rise up to the sky.
Afterwards, its left foot aimed a kick at the back of Long Haochen's head.
If the red skeleton known as the Twelfth Holy Guard could be said to be moving as freely as clouds in the sky, then this one was like a green bolt of lightning, moving absurdly fast. Matching his speed was unthinkable to anyone present there.
Long Haochen didn't have these thoughts at all either, and the wings on his back flapped to theleft, causing his body to make an instant turn. Then his four wings came to a sudden stop, and his head moved backwards, forcibly colliding against the green skeleton.
With a light sound, Long Haochen felt his body shaking, while the green skeleton fell back softly. Right, exactly because of his monstrous speed, the skeleton could only be described as ordinary in attack and defense.
After Long Haochen's external spiritual energy got strengthened multiple times, it reached a considerable level, at least on par with the level of his internal spiritual energy. In some sense, he appeared simply like a demon. From bathing in the Devil Dragon cores or his recent boost of power stemming from Haoyue's evolution, Long Haochen obtained a considerably tough body. Thus, upon clashing directly, he actually suffered no loss.
At the same time, he finally managed to seize an opportunity for himself. Since coming here, he didn't have the intention to train in combat with the green skeleton, but to thoroughly defeat him, and gain his services.
The Aria of the Goddess of Light chopped forward. From his blow in midair, everyone could sense Long Haochen's changes. He didn't look like a man anymore, but gave the impression of being a congregation of stars, as if everything was in his grasp. Everyone clearly saw Long Haochen disappear right after completing this sword strike, leaving only an inexhaustible sword intent in the air.
A sword intent combining his sword intent, sword heart and sword technique. After the battle against Ah'Bao, Long Haochen's comprehension regarding sword intent increased to a new level, and this sword strike seemed not to leave the slightest trace. It instantly appeared and dealt a decisive checkmate against its opponent. That instant, the lightning-like green skeleton came to a forceful standstill in midair.
It had no choice but to stop, because if it kept moving forward, it was very likely that the following instant, Long Haochen's Aria of the Goddess of Light would slice through it. And that blow full of sword intent wasn't something its body could bear.
With a dim flicker of light, Long Haochen's eyes revealed an expression full of conviction. Even Long Haochen didn't expect his attack which used his sword heart to be of such importance. The Aria of the Goddess of Light seemed to be letting out a cheerful sound. This burst of sword intent was truly overwhelming, to the extent that the power of the Aria of the Goddess of Light seemed to be fully used by long Haochen right then.
A terrible sword intent filled the air, and the nimble green skeleton was locked by the sword intent. Even if Long Haochen wasn't able to know his ever-changing location, that green skeleton was trapped in a web.
Right then, a golden figure appeared noiselessly at Long Haochen's back. Immediately, two resonant dragon cries echoed, gushing out with two large pillars of light from Long Haochen's back, heading straight at this green skeleton.
Dual Dragons of Light and Rain, one of Long Haochen's past offensive techniques, finally reappeared in the battlefield.
Right, Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light resurrected.
After Cai'er lost her memories, Yating told Long Haochen right after recovering her spiritual energy that Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, which was Long Haochen's most powerful weapon went through a complete resurrection, and was now back to being Long Haochen's weapon. However, Long Haochen already had Rippling Light as secondary weapon, so he didn't immediately take it out, until now when it was suddenly reused. The powerful binding ability of Dual Dragon of Light and Rain gained in strength with Long Haochen and Yating, immediately playing a decisive role.
A dense golden color noiselessly bound the shoulder of the green skeleton, leaving it unable to move. And Long Haochen's eyes were staring fixedly at it.
Right, even without using the Dual Dragons of Light and Rain, Long Haochen had certainty to come victorious against this green skeleton. But if he did so, he wasn't able to guarantee that this green skeleton would be unharmed. After all, its speed was really great, and without powerful battle techniques, stopping it would prove to be hard. Long Haochen's unyielding sword intent would very possibly tear its body to shreds. Although this wouldn't kill it for real, this green skeleton would need a long time to be nurtured by the Eternal Melody to possibly recover completely. And Long Haochen needed its strength right now, so he wasn't willing to wait for its recovery. Thus, this battle was planned with utmost care.
After the green skeleton passed a short amount of time in stupor, the gaudy green light in its eyes gradually darkened, and bowing down, it declared to Long Haochen, ’’The Tenth Holy Guard salutes Master.’’ With a glint of green light, it instantly broke free from the Dual Dragons of Light and Rain, entering the Eternal Melody on Long Haochen's chest.
Showing a smile, Long Haochen accomplished his first goal. With the help of this green skeleton in battle, his plans were a lot closer to completion.
The blue and gold Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, appeared calmly in midair. Seeing it, Long Haochen felt a great sense of familiarity. This heavy sword was connected to him by a blood contract! After recovering the Rippling Light and the Aria of the Goddess of Light, Long Haochen waved his hand, calling Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light to come to his hand.
To his surprise, the contract linking him to this heavy sword seemed to have strengthened since its resurrection. And the aura spreading from the sword was incomparable to before, as if it had evolved to some extent, reaching the level of an authentic Legendary Tier weapon.
This ability to evolve was one of the strongest areas of Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light. Sensing the aquatic feeling from it, he slowly came to understand the changes on it. It resulted from their contract, the contract between the man and his sword. As his understanding on sword intent increased, the acceptance of any sword in his hand increased.
The others watched fixedly, and although they stayed silent, the looks on their faces gained fervour.
As their captain was growing stronger and stronger, they felt more and more distance between them. But this discouraged no one in the team, because as Long Haochen's growth continued, their growth was also guaranteed. Everyone had this clear feeling.
Long Haochen's strength was certainly growing fast, but along with that, the advantages they would gain would keep increasing, and he would show no reservations to share them with his teammates. Thus, the others were not only having no feeling of jealousy regarding his gain of strength, but also wished for him to keep growing stronger and stronger. With such a captain, what they aimed to do was to follow Long Haochen in his footsteps, letting themselves be as close to him as possible.
’’Let's keep going.’’ Long Haochen's voice pulled everyone back from their train of thoughts, revealing a great surprise on their faces.
The green skeleton called the Tenth Holy Guard was already subdued, so why continue? Didn't that mean to aim straight for the goal of conquering the last trial on this second floor of the Tower of Eternity? With the Tenth Holy Guard swearing allegiance to him, the distant sculpture became clearer to their eyes. Without a doubt, only one last test remained on the second floor.
Long Haochen turned around and explained, ’’I am confident that after passing this last trial, we will keep encountering powerful enemies in succession inside of the Swamps of Gloom. We will even have to confront the Devil Snake Demon God Andromalius afterwards, the Tower of Eternity is our only means to gain strength immediately. If I am not mistaken, we are going to face the Ninth Holy Guard next. If his ability is as I guessed, in the land of death that the Swamps of Gloom are, he will be of massive help to us.’’
’’Boss, let's do it.’’ Sima Xian showed their captain his clenched fists.
Long Haochen revealed a slight smile, before spreading out the four wings on his back, and reverting Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light in his left hand. His right hand glinted with a hint of gold, and the Aria of the Goddess of Light reappeared in his grasp.
It could be said that currently, Long Haochen was at his peak state of equipment. From the huge dual sword in his hands alone, even if one were to only look at him, they would sense the terrifying offensive power from it.
Slowly advancing by flight, Long Haochen regained a calm demeanor. That was because that blow right before, filled with inexhaustible sword intent, produced a particular burst of insight. Although this insight was still unclear, he clearly understood that his comprehension on sword intent gained another layer, and that he was already close to the boundary the divine Sword Wielder Ye Wushang attained in the past. This could be seen from the approval of the Aria of the Goddess of Light towards him.