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Eight Parts Eight Whole Formation Sword Formation
The thousand swords had lost their target, and repeatedly shuttled back and forth in front of Su Yun. The wind and clouds slowly drifted before him, as though nothing had happened. Su Yun looked at the scene in astonishment, his heart feeling shocked.
“This Desolator, could it be?”
“That’s right!” Ling Qing Yu who was by the side raised the corner of her lips and laughed: “This sword is different from the Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword. The Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword is good at leading as it is a leader type sword, and when the Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword cuts an enemy, it leaves behind a mark that would attract all of its sub swords to attack, unrelenting attacks! It is extremely terrifying, but it is not the strongest, if you want to talk about a killing type sword, then this assassination type Desolator is the best! Not only can it cut through steel like mud, it can easily cut apart the enemy’s Profound Spirit Qi and treasures. It also possesses the ability to become invisible.”
“In battle, it can release a type of sword concept, allowing the Desolator and all of its sub swords to easily kill people without any form. The opponent wouldn’t even know how many swords you control, the length of your swords and the strength of the Profound Spirit Qi on your swords, so in the end, how could they fight you? Maybe even those that are weaker in sensing would not even know if you’re controlling swords or not! You tell me, is that scary or not?”
Su Yun’s arm had a large hole in it, blood spurted out and an extremely weak sword concept pounced over.
Not good! The Desolator is coming!
Su Yun tensed up, he quickly retreated, and retracted all the thousand swords back to his body, forming a defensive sword wall.
Ding ding dang dang!
Just then, the sword wall seemed to be struck by some body, and released many sounds of collision. A great number of sparks and sword concept burst forth, Su Yun felt as if he was in a torrential storm!
He clenched his teeth and looked around, but he could not sense the Desolator’s position and its other sub swords, this completely formless and silent sword, how could he fight against it?
“The only way to capture the Desolator’s position, is by clearly understanding its sword concept!”
Just then, Ling Qing Yu revealed.
“Understanding its sword concept? How subtle and quiet is that thing, how can I even calm myself down to understand it?”
“Then you have to test the quality of your mind! A true expert cultivator, when facing an enemy that is countless of times stronger than him, is able to calm down and look for the way to defeat his enemy! If you can’t even do this, then don’t even think about subduing all of the 18 thousand swords here!”
Ling Qing Yu’s voice became stern.
Hearing that, Su Yun frowned: ~Qing Yu is right, If I were to face this type of situation, I cannot panic, I must calm down and find a way, that is the only way to survive.~
The constructed wall pillar relied on Profound Spirit Qi, and the Spirit Qi formed a defensive state around each and every sword, but when the sword pillar was struck, the first thing being consumed was naturally the Profound Spirit Qi, thus, being focused by such rapid attacks, Su Yun’s Profound Spirit Qi was being deflated like a balloon. The constant leakage was making it impossible for him to last for long, and even with the support of the Monarch Occult Force, he still had difficulty resisting.
Time was running out.
The more it is like this, the more I need to be calm.
He closed his eyes and focused on his surroundings.
His Spirit Essences were activated, releasing zzzi zzzi zzzi sounds of streams of air, but mixed inside it were other sounds. Su Yun could still remember everything that he learned in the Devil Sect in his previous life.
Psyche Hearing! It was a type of sensor solely belonging to the spirit. The body sensors were the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin etc, and the brain was the central region. The spirit’s sensory organs were the Psyche Vision, Psyche Hearing, Psyche Smell etc, the heart was the central location of where all this spirit sensors were, and the spirit the medium.
People who were able to temper themselves and refine the spirit sensors were all hailed to have perverse sensory capabilities, and in battle, when their enemies were making their moves, they could immediately sense the way their enemies were about to attack, enabling them to use the most fatal counterattacks, thus achieving the true ‘know yourself, know your enemy’!
This was one of the terrifying ways to use the human senses to judge the enemy’s strength.
The Devil Sect was one of the places that had a few people with such ability, and only those geniuses that were about to reach the Heavens would be able to temper those spirit sensors.
Su Yun did not have the unreasonable request to be able to temper all of the spirit sensors like the Psyche Vision, Psyche Hearing, Psyche Smell etc, he only wanted either the Psyche Hearing or Psyche Vision.
The sound of clanging on the sword wall were still occurring, and the weak sound of the Profound Spirit Force released by the Spirit Essences were still occurring.
Su Yun calmed his heart down, and focused completely inside, ignoring everything occurring around him. He only maintained his Spirit Essences, and he entered a state of blankness. His mind was in a blank state, he did not think about winning or losing the battle, just feeling everything naturally, feeling the spirit in him.
I need silence!
Discarding everything that he did not want to hear, he started to automatically filter all his senses.
Assimilating all of his senses into his mind and heart, he placed all of his focus and attention onto Psyche Hearing!
Gradually, the intense sounds of the swords striking silenced and calmed down.
Slowly, the sound of the Spirit Essences releasing Spirit Qi also disappeared.
His surrounding became quiet, and became empty.
Su Yun felt as though he was no longer in the world of the swords anymore, but instead, in a world that belonged only to him.
Wooosh! Sou Sou Sou!
Just then, slight sets of sounds that sounded like intruders barging into his world came out!
It was not loud, but he could hear it clearly!
“That’s the sword concept!”
Su Yun suddenly opened his eyes, holding Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword, he threw it into a small hole in the sword wall.
A grey image gradually appeared, it was an unremarkable looking grey sword that was struck out, in that instant, the radius of 1km around it started to shake, and many sword images suddenly flickered in the air, after that quickly disappearing again.
“Powerful! To actually be able to catch onto the Desolator’s location! Even striking the Desolator to make it appear!” Ling Qing Yu who was watching by the side could not resist but to exclaim and continued: “But if you were just relying on that, you will definitely not be able to defeat the Desolator. To subdue it, you must keep on capturing its position and force it into being unable to form a sword formation, that is the only way to do it! Su Yun, I will now teach you one of the basic sword formations, It will help you to defeat the Desolator, are you willing to learn it?”
“Qing Yu, quickly teach me!” Su Yun clenched his teeth and shouted loudly.
“Such an anxious person.” Ling Qing Yu muttered, then started to speak like a chant: “This Formation is called Eight Parts Eight Whole Formation, It is very simple, with your current cultivation and talent, learning and mastering it is not a problem, you have to remember this chant, With the bone as the core, the core as the blood, the blood as the dao, and the dao as the bone, Congeal the head, and grab the vanishing crux. This sword formation requires at the minimum 16 swords to activate, you are able to control a thousand, so the sword formation you can form with it will be even more terrifying, but we have to see if you are able to! The Eight Part will be used as defense, and the Eight Whole will be used to attack, separating them to withdraw, withdraw for defense, forming them into a whole to advance, advance for offense, but regardless whether it is offense or defense, as a whole or as parts, you require an appointed point, a point to guide them, and this point, will be you yourself!”
Ling Qing Yu spoke quickly, but her words were articulated clearly, Su Yun immediately understood when he heard it, but it was extremely difficult to form the thousand swords that were currently battling into a sword formation at the moment.
He took a deep breath, forming a sword wall with the thousand swords, and then he quickly retreated, and formed a distance between himself and the invisible Desolator, and then following Qing Yu’s chant, he divided the 1037 swords into two parts, one for the parts formation, another for the Whole formation. The swords in the parts formation spiralled around his body and became a defensive parameter, and the swords in the whole formation revolved at a 100 m distance away from Su Yun, waiting to be commanded.
The initially messy thousand swords all formed together, and with Su Yun as the center, they began to display their own uses.
But even so, the Profound Spirit Qi flowing from Su Yun’s body poured like torrents, the consumption was four to five times more than normal! Even the Monarch Occult Force was completely activated!
Bang Bang Bang!
The clear sounds of the flying swords clashing sounded as though they were pouring down onto the tiles of the roof of a home, continuing endlessly, the great amount of sword concepts moved wantonly, and the terrifying pressure formed from both sides clashed and produced large ripples every time they clapped.
Just then, the Desolator’s swords formed a flow and struck towards Su Yun’s chest like an invisible mystical dragon, roaring with rage. If not for his spirit sensor catching onto this ‘Invisible Dragon’, Su Yun most likely would have died without knowing what had happened.
Su Yun waved Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword bravely, releasing a large amount of Profound Spirit Q into the swords of the parts formation and the swords of the parts formation formed together, forming a square sword shield, blocking at Su Yun’s front.
The Desolator fiercely smashed into it, causing the swords of the parts formation to scatter, but the Desolator’s ‘Invisible Dragon’ was also shaken and the 300 sub swords immediately scattered.
Su Yun muttered under his breath, and immediately controlled the Whole Formation to smash towards the Desolator that was right in the center of the ‘Invisible Dragon’. Immediately, the swords of the Whole Formation were all around the Desolator, it was incapable of escaping.
Buzz buzz buzzz buzzz!
Suddenly, the Desolator’s sword blade suddenly shuddered, and released sets of sword hums that rippled out into all directions, causing the swords of the Whole formation to waver, and become powerless.
“You can’t do that Su Yun, you are controlling too many swords, so your power is split among them, which isn’t enough against the Desolator. As long as it knows about this point, it would rely on sword pressure to break the attack of the swords from the Whole Formation! You need to concentrate more into them!” Ling Qing Yu called out loudly.
The look in Su Yun’s eyes turned serious, locating the Desolator from its sound, he instigated Profound Spirit Qi and controlled the Whole formation to attack.
However, it was once again ineffective.
The Whole formation swayed, the closer they got to the Desolator, the stronger the sword pressure became, causing them to sway more, as though flying was extremely taxing, much less attacking the Desolator.
Just then, the swords of the Parts formation around Su Yun suddenly moved, they gave up on defense and formed a crescent shape, clashing towards the Whole formation.
“Su Yun, what are you doing?” Ling Qing Yu exclaimed.
The parts formation moved out simultaneously, while Su Yun retreated backwards, dodging the attacks of the Desolator’s sub swords. The Desolator did not anticipate that Su Yun would completely give up on defense and use the parts formation to attack it, so it immediately called back the surrounding sub swords to defend.
Clang clang clang clang clang!
The swords of the parts formation struck the sub swords that were protecting the Desolator, causing huge ripples, but the most unexpected, was Su Yun’s true goal. The Whole formation behind caught the gap of the Desolator and struck forward, however, the place where they struck was not the Desolator, but the swords of the parts formation!
Ling Qing Yu’s eyes widened.
Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang!
The sword tips of the parts formation touched the whole formation’s sword hilts, transferring their power over, and the swords of the Whole Formation that was being stopped immediately released a powerful might, causing the sword blades of the sub swords to strike the Desolator!
Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang!
The swords of the parts formation directly hit onto the Desolator’s blade.
Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang!
The sound of swords clashing came out endlessly. In that moment, the sword pressure emitted by the Desolator immediately disappeared, and the surrounding sub swords were defeated, as the Desolator had completely lost control.
Then, the Desolator and its sub swords all flew into the sky and remained still.