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Illusory Sword Zhang Kai Feng
Long Xian Li sat alone on the throne appointed by Qin Creek’s people.
As the Clan Elder representing the Martial Sword of the Immortal Sword Sect, Long Xian Li’s position was unwavering, adding her famous name, even the high rankers of Qin Creek did not dare neglect her.
Wu Yun walked in, and all of the Immortal Sword Sect’s people turned their eyes and converged to him.
“So Senior Brother Zhang’s opponent is that guy!”
“I heard that he is a very ruthless man, Bei Xuan Ming and Sun Zhi Miao who both fought him were on the verge of death!”
“Heh, he must not be a good person! Senior brother Zhang, use the consummate technique that you are most proficient in to teach that person a lesson!”
“Anyone that went against Senior Brother Zhang could not last 50 exchanges, I wonder if that guy can break the record!”
“I heard that guy also knows the Imperial Sword Technique, but I wonder, compared to our Immortal Sword Sect’s Imperial Sword technique, whose technique would be better?”
“You idiot, do you still need to ask? Our Immortal Sword Sect’s Imperial Sword Technique is definitely more powerful!”
“You will see it in a moment, see how Senior Brother Zhang takes care of that Wu Yun!”
Disciples from the Immortal Sword Sect were discussing amongst themselves, no one bothered to mask their words. Their voice was loud, allowing Su Yun to clearly hear them, but they did not care.
Long Xian Li who was on the throne spoke out.
Zhang Kai Feng who was amongst the people suddenly walked out and cupped his fists respectfully: “Clan Elder!”
He then heard the gentle voice speaking to her.
“For this battle, you must definitely give it your all and not hold back, you cannot underestimate your enemy at all, and cannot be a single bit neglectful either! Understand? I want you to defeat him! You must definitely win this match!”
Long Xian Li’s expression was serious, her voice carried a tinge of sternness.
Hearing that, Zhang Kai Feng was slightly startled, this was his first time seeing the Clan Elder was serious.
Thinking back to the scene where Clan Elder Long spoke with Wu Yun, Zhang Kai Feng started to think about what relationship Wu Yun had with Clan Elder Long.
But, since Wu Yun was able to participate in the Mountain River List, that meant he was most likely a young person, how could he be standing in the same generation as Clan Elder Long?
Or maybe she knew Wu Yun’s father or something.
Zhang Kai Feng thought, then became serious as well.
“Alright! Go on, do not throw my Immortal Sword Sect’s face.” Long Xian Li said indifferently.
“Yes, Clan Elder!”
Zhang Kai Feng secretly took a deep breath, turned and stared at Su Yun, then walked towards the stage, jumping up when he reached close, and jumped in.
The two people entered the stage. The moment that happened, a barrier started to flicker and surround the stage. In the next second, the barrier transformed into something similar to a solid wall, leaving a gap between the outside and inside of the stage, and only the judges could enter the stage with ease.
When he entered the stage, he looked at the man in the mask. Zhang Kai Feng was quiet for a moment, and asked after being unable to resist.
“What’s your relationship with our Clan Elder Long?”
“Why do you ask?” Su Yun replied with a question.
“Clan Elder Long wants me to defeat you! Previously, in all the other matches, she never said anything, so why is it, that when I am facing you, would she suddenly came up with such a request? What? Did you provoke our Clan Elder Long?”
“Provoke? You can say it like that. Why? Do you want to know the secrets between me and your Clan Elder Long?”
“Secrets? Less dog crap! Clan Elder Long is so pure and holy, why would she have secrets with you?” Zhang Kai Feng became somewhat annoyed, and said: “Clan Elder Long is so powerful, her techniques are sky high, you are just a lowly person, why would she interact with you? Just wait and see how I deal with you!” Zhang Kai Feng said in a serious tone.
The judge walked over and stood between the two of them.
“Lion to Dragon Promotion competition round is about to begin soon. From the Immortal Sword Sect, we have participant Zhang Kai Feng, facing Participant Wu Yun who hails from the Wang Family. In this competition, the winner will get the chance to enter the Sacred Palace, seizing the qualifications to enter the ranking competition, I plead both parties to give it their all!”
With that, the judge raised his hand, seeing the two of them being so focused, he suddenly swung his hand.
“The competition will begin!”
With that said, a ‘clang’ sound came out. Zhang Kai Feng had drawn the sword from the sheath on his waist.
It was a slender, flexible sword with a purple body. It had strange marks on the sword’s body. He moved his body, suddenly appearing in front of Su Yun like an apparition, slashing horizontally across, his movements were fluid and clean without being fanciful, there were no illusions, this blade was meant to take Su Yun’s life.
In that moment, Su Yun also moved, his pitch black abyss like eyes flashed with a trace of light aura, his arm moved. Raising the Death Sword, the sword sheath blocked the incoming flexible sword.
They held their own off against each other.
Everyone below tensed up, holding their breath as they watched.
“Good reaction! Match my next move!”
Zhang Kai Feng roared, waving his hand, his five fingers had changed into 19 stances in a breath of time. In an instant, the strange marks on the flexible sword suddenly blossomed a strange purple light, the sword that resembled a snake coiled around the Death Sword’s hilt, then going around it, it pounced straight for Su Yun’s neck.
“What sword is that?”
The spectators burst out into an uproar, it was as though they suddenly awoke from a dream, all of them became agitated. It was the first time many of them witnessed such a strange sword technique, and only the minority knew what sword technique it was.
The strange sound came out again.
When the snake like flexible sword was piercing towards Su Yun, suddenly, its flexibility drooped and died down, like a withered flower.
Zhang Kai Feng was startled, he looked over, only to see that Su Yun was controlling Engraved Dragon Blade, unknowingly he had already struck the strange marks.
“You can actually break my sword technique?” Zhang Kai Feng was in disbelief.
“Illusory Sword! With the strange marks filled with Profound Spirit Qi as its source, it can release many types of different energy that a sword should not have. For example: illusions, replicating techniques, array techniques, even mystical techniques. Your Illusory Sword Technique is a sort of flexible art, it counters the rigidity of a sword, causing your enemy to be taken by surprise. However, the fatal weakness of an illusory sword is the strange marks on its blade. If someone attacks them, it will cause the energy in the strange marks to be lost, thus, breaking the strange mark’s illusion technique, causing the might of the Illusory Sword to lose its effectiveness! Depleting its offensive might.”
Su Yun explained.
Hearing that, Zhang Kai Feng’s heart became gloomy, his expression also become extremely stern.
“I never thought that you will even know of such an unorthodox sword technique like the Illusory Sword, admirable! It is not something that the Immortal Sword Sect had passed down to me, but it was something that my Master would occasionally train in. After seeing that my talent was not too bad, he passed down this Illusory Sword Technique to me, and at the same time, he rewarded me with a ‘Strange Marks Illusory Sword’. I initially thought that no one in the Mountain River List would know about the Illusory Sword, much less anyone who would know how to break it. I never thought that I would actually meet someone like you!”
Seeing that his opponent knew of his trump card, his battles from then on would only become harder. Zhang Kai Feng knew, if he did not use all of his power, he would lose to this opponent.
In truth, Su Yun had never heard of Illusory Swords until he met the Sword Elder and heard it from him. People who trained in the Illusory Swords were all genius of the geniuses, because it required a lot of focus, and was extremely difficult to grasp. He did not expect Zhang Kai Feng to actually wield such a consummate technique.
“Then, I will stop playing with you!”
Zhang Kai Feng bellowed, twisting the flexible sword, the sword tip released a strange screaming sound.
Su Yun was startled, before he could react, the sword blade released a large purple image that
rudely struck Su Yun’s chest.
Su Yun retreated a few steps, but very quickly he regained his balance and stopped.
Although he was able to disrupt the Profound Spirit Qi inside the sword blade through the strange marks, it was only for a moment. It was not possible to cripple the Illusory Sword, so Zhang Kai Feng was still able to wield a powerful fighting ability.
However, the attack did not affect Su Yun much, he stabilised his legs and looked at Zhang Kai Feng, then he fiercely slashed across.
Engraved Dragon Blade flashed with a mystical light aura, Zhang Kai Feng immediately used his flexible sword to block.
Both swords clashed, Zhang Kai Feng felt as though his sword had smashed against a mountain, his legs submerged into the ground, he was almost unable to stand still, and the ground suddenly split.
He thought as he clenched his teeth to hold his own against the powerful strike.
Swoosh! Just then, a pitch black sword struck over, directly hitting the Engraved Dragon Blade.
The tyrannical and powerful Profound Spirit Qi permeated through the Engraved Dragon Blade and over to the flexible sword.
The explosion came out.
The small strange marks filled with spirit force released an energy ripple, the place where the flexible sword and the Engraved Dragon Blade touched released an explosion. Zhang Kai Feng immediately flew out and landed on the floor, spitting out blood from his mouth.
“Senior Brother Zhang!!”
The Immortal Sword Sect people beneath the stage cried out.
They then saw Su Yun move, producing countless afterimages and appeared beside Zhang Kai Feng. His dual swords slashed wildly, sword images filling the sky, the dense Profound Spirit Qi were like fierce beast claws, rushing towards Zhang Kai Feng to rip him apart.
Zhang Kai Feng instigated all of his sword techniques and frantically countered Su Yun, the flexible sword danced like a leather whip, recklessly swaying back and forth.
“Clang clang clang” The clashing sound sounded out non stop, Profound Spirit Qi rippling out, the spectators only saw the two people being surrounded by a large number of sword images, it was extremely intense.
The Immortal Sword Sect people were already dazzled by the scene, although the two on the stage had not been fighting for long, everyone could clearly see that Zhang Kai Feng’s attainment in the sword was not comparable to Su Yun’s.
“So fast! Accurate! Fierce! That sword technique is weird, all of them more focused on vital points, without any fake moves, such a fatal sword dance seems more like something that demonic or evil animals would train in, Wu Yun actually learned such a sword technique, Clan Elder, if it continues on, I am afraid Senior Brother Zhang will lose.”
A disciple by the side could not hold back anymore and said.
Long Xian Li said calmly, but her hands were clenched tightly.
If Kai Feng loses, then if Yan Shan also lost, do I really have to kiss that bastard? Long Xian Li’s heart was in a mess. She did not know Su Yun’s depth, to actually be polished in the Evil Realm, who knew what cultivation realm he was in now? If the two disciples were truly to lose to him, what do I do? Am I, Long Xian Li, truly going to be humiliated by that crafty and fawning man?
Thinking about that, Long Xian Li started to blush, she bit her lips, the pure and holy appearance of hers revealed a fluster. Although her face was covered with a veil, it was still an intoxicating view, and the male disciples by the sides all watched her like they were in a daze, even the female disciples were startled, the beauty that was in a daze.
“W-what happened to Clan Elder?”
“I do not know, but clan elder is so beautiful, if I-I, am able to receive Clan Elder’s appreciation, how good would that be?”
“Hey, stop dreaming. How can we receive appreciation from a person like Clan Elder? But Clan Elder…”
Just then, the stage released a low resounding noise, Zhang Kai Feng’s entire person was pushed out, in that moment, his entire body was filled with sword wounds and contusions. He was gasping heavily while retreating, maintaining a distance with his opposition.
On the other hand, Su Yun did not suffer any injury!
“Seems like Zhang Kai Feng’s sword techniques are not comparable to Wu Yun!”
“That’s right that’s right.”
The spectators were all discussing amongst themselves.
Zhang Kai Feng’s heart was filled with rage, but his handsome face maintained and ice cold facade. Suddenly, he raised the flexible sword in his hand and the purple light on the sword blade blossomed, following that, his arm shook. As he held onto the flexible sword, he fiercely stabbed across.
The sword tip released a set of purple light but quickly disappeared, it was not as impactful and shocking as what people thought, everything remained as it was, as though the mystical technique was not activated.
Suspicions flashed across Su Yun’s eyes.
But up until that moment, he wasn’t going to give mercy at all, and was fiercely battling Zhang Kai Feng, causing Zhang Kai Feng to look extremely weak, as though he was about to be defeated.
He raised his dual swords and rushed over, the two swords parallel, instantly stabbed at Zhang Kai Feng’s heart.
Zhang Kai Feng revealed a terrified face, but didn’t react in time. Before he could raise his sword, the two swords stabbed into his head and skull.
The sound was crisp and clear.
The entire place immediately became quiet.
Su Yun looked distracted, he immediately pulled back his swords and retreated.
Zhang Kai Feng’s heart and head had both received a stab, revealing two bloody cavities, his blood spurting out like crazy. He was completely dead, and instantly fell to the ground.