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Following the Sword with the Heart
Su Yun took a deep breath, the Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword moved gently, following the outline of a flower, striking the rubberband-like sword, followed with strands of Pure Divine Spirit Qi converging towards the sword tip, forming a Sword Qi that struck towards Feng Ling Sheng.
Feng Ling Sheng’s fingers gently moved the sword hilt, pulling the sword back, in which he pierced into the ground, followed by a swing of his arm, wooosh! A burst of Swift Wind Divine Qi formed a wall of Qi, causing the Sword Qi to strike the wall of Qi and was absorbed immediately. He then swung his sword out again, the sword blade swallowed the wall of Qi, causing the sword blade to reveal a deep glow of light.
~What a strange sword! Not only can it extend and retract, it can re-absorb the Spirit Qi it released, and more than that, the consumption of Profound Spirit Qi inside his body is extremely little, if I drag it out, I will definitely lose!~
“Don’t be frightened by my sword!” Feng Ling Sheng revealed a happy smile, he then waved his hand again, and his sword flew out like a rubber band once again, thrusting towards Su Yun, but when the sword tip neared Su Yun, it suddenly split into two, and flew towards him from the left and right.
~It can even split!~
If it were any ordinary person that faced such a bizarre sword technique, they would be completely stupefied, but, the moment the sword split, Su Yun actually brazenly opened up his hands, and used his hands to strike the two swords coming from his left and right.
The Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword was flung to the side, but what happened at Su Yun’s side was even stranger. Su Yun’s left hand was clearly holding onto nothing, but he managed to block off the other sword.
Feng Ling Sheng’s eyes constricted: “You have an invisible sword?”
Su Yun rushed over, holding onto the Desolator with one hand and the Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword in the other. To other people, it looked like he was holding onto one sword.
“Interesting!” Feng Ling Sheng quickly regained his senses, his split sword merged to form the original sword. His five fingers moved, and a gold light flickered in his eyes, facing his opponent that was approaching by the second, he suddenly threw his blue sword, thrusting fiercely and ruthlessly at his opponent.
None of the swords were an illusion.
The sword were aimed at the head, neck, heart, the arteries at the wrists and the main Qi channels.
He was merciless. To him, if any two people comparing swords were to give mercy, that would be humiliating the swordsman.
Feng Ling Sheng’s sword was extremely fast, calculating his strokes, he could actually strike 300 times in a second!
What kind of speed was that!?
However! What was even more surprising was that Su Yun actually blocked all of them.
His two arms moved about in berserk, two swords clashing, taking turns to strike and defend, the Sword Qi between the two flew about recklessly and crazily. Cling clang cling clang, the sounds were even more concentrated than firecrackers!
“Heh, your sword is really fast, and your eyes are very accurate! But your sword concept is too weak!”
Just then, Feng Ling Sheng chuckled, followed with his eyes turning gloomier, and his entire body suddenly released a powerful sword concept!
The Profound Spirit Qi inside Su Yun’s body immediately felt the suppression, and with the sluggish flow, the swords in his hands immediately slowed down.
Feng Ling Sheng revealed a pleased smile, and directly raised his sword.
Then, what caused Feng Ling Sheng to become surprised was, in that instant, Su Yun released the Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword in his hand, and actually held onto the invisible sword with both of his hands and directly struck towards Feng Ling Sheng.
Sword Qi pervaded out.
Both of their swords stopped.
Feng Ling Sheng and Su Yun stopped in their tracks, Feng Ling sheng’s hand was leveled with his blue sword, aimed straight beneath Su Yun’s chin.
But Desolator in Su Yun’s hands were tightly pressed against Feng Ling Sheng’s heart, the sword tip had pressed on his clothes, although it was invisible, but Feng Ling Sheng could feel the existence of the sword.
“Oh? My sword concept had suppressed your Profound Spirit Qi, making you unable to control your sword with Qi, causing your movements to slow down, so you instantly gave up on one sword and focused all your energy to maintain the speed and offense of your sword. Your method… Not bad, not bad at all!”
Feng Ling Sheng put his sword down, and laughed: “Sly, your sword techniques have surprised me, I have enjoyed this fight, it was truly well fought, hahahaha.”
“You were lenient to me!”
Su Yun heaved a sigh of relief and kept his sword back as he gasped and said.
Although the two of them had fought to a standstill, Su Yun was already gasping for breath, but Feng Ling Sheng’s complexion had not changed, it showed that he had not put in his all.
“Your speed and accuracy are very powerful, if you continue training, you will definitely have great achievements in the sword dao, but your sword concept requires continuous tempering!”
“Sword Concept?” He had truly neglected tempering it, since he was more focused on improving his cultivation, or training on the sword manual.
“Do not look down on sword concepts, it is the source of power for a swordsman! Just like a fierce tiger releases a powerful force while hunting for food! While fighting with your enemy, if your sword concept is powerful enough, you can completely suppress your opponent’s Profound Spirit Qi, and cause them to feel a chill, making them completely lose the thought of fighting you! A strong enough sword concept is able to silently kill your enemy! Sly, your understanding of sword concepts is too shallow!”
Feng Ling Sheng laughed and explained.
“Then how should I train my sword concepts?” Su Yun asked anxiously, his past methods on training sword concept were simple enlightenments on the sword, and was him exploring by himself without any guidance, where the results were minimal. Su Yun himself felt it was extremely difficult.
“That’s simple, train more in the sword, and feel more of your sword!”
“Don’t be so profound about it.”
“Alright, I’ll simplify it then!” Feng Ling Sheng then raised the sword in his hand with the sword tip level with his eyes, and laughed: “Can you see it?”
Su Yun looked over, to see that the sword was extremely still, and there was nothing weird about it.
“What is sword concept? It is a concept from the sword! Sly, what do you treat your sword as when you use it? A friend? An enemy? A tool for killing? Or a tool to save lives? All these, are the concepts of the sword! When you treat it as a friend, the type of sword concept that it would release will be different when you treat it as an enemy! How strong or how weak the sword will be depends on you, that is also a concept!” Feng Ling Sheng then waved his sword, releasing a faint light aura on his sword blade, and he laughed: “For me, I have never treated my sword as an enemy, or a friend! I have always treated it as part of me!”
“A part of you?”
“Are there anything else in the world that can be more you, than you, yourself?” Feng Ling Sheng smiled and asked.
Su Yun became quiet.
He lowered his head and became deep in thought, he absorbed Feng Ling Sheng’s words. Although the words were simple, but it opened a door that he had never noticed before.
He sat on the ground still deep in thought, not moving an inch, his eyes fixated on the ground as though he was in a trance.
~Oh? I simply said a few words, and he understood them? It seems that this person’s enlightenment on the sword is not weak, and his talent is definitely very high.~
Feng Ling Sheng stared at Su Yun for a moment, then called out: “Sly, Master Sly!”
“Huh?” Su Yun suddenly woke up, and regained his senses as he looked at Feng Ling Sheng.
“I actually didn’t want to disturb you on your enlightenment, but before all of these, can you answer a few questions of mine?” Feng Ling Sheng inched his face closer towards Su Yun’s mask, and smiled as he asked.
“Oh, I have a few questions I wanted to ask you too! But you can ask first.”
“Oh, it’s nothing much, I just wanted to ask, how did you learn Pure Divine Spirit Qi?” Feng Ling Sheng asked.
Hearing that, Su Yun’s complexion darkened slightly.
“Is it inconvenient to say it? If it is, you don’t have to answer me.”
“An old man passed it down to me, but what remained of him was a spiritual body, and because of some matters. His spiritual body had disappeared, so I am looking for a way to revive him.”
“I am so sorry about that” Feng Ling Sheng seemed to have guessed something.
“Right, Master Feng, how did you know it was Pure Divine Spirit Qi?” Su Yun immediately asked.
“Oh, I fought with a person with Pure Divine Spirit Qi before.” Feng Ling Sheng laughed.
Hearing that, Su Yun’s heart jumped: “What happened? Why did the two of you fight?”
“It was something that happened a long time ago, I do not even know who he was, but he was a powerful being, at least a Spirit Master Cultivator.”
“A Spirit Master Cultivator? How did you, a fourth stage Spirit Star cultivator contend against a Spirit Master Cultivator?” Su Yun was startled.
Feng Ling Sheng laughed, but did not say anything, but the narrow eyes of his beneath his hair flashed a look of loss.
~Could it be that what he said was real? But how could he fight with a Spirit Master Cultivator? Or could he be a powerful being in the past, but his cultivation was beaten down, and that’s why he is now a fourth stage Spirit Star Realm cultivator?~
“Then, Master Feng, do you know where you and that man fought?” Su Yun asked.
~Pure Divine Spirit Qi is Spirit Qi solely belonging to the Limitless Sword Sect. Feng Ling Sheng must have definitely fought with someone from the Limitless Sword Sect. If I ask him more, maybe I can find the location of Limitless Sword Sect.~
“I do, at Sacred Sky Mountain!” Feng Ling Sheng revealed a innocent smile.
“Sacred Sky Mountain?”
Su Yun’s eyes constricted, he could no longer hold back the excitement in his heart, and asked in a soft yet anxious voice: “Then do you know where is Sacred Sky Mountain?”
“I do, heh, why? You know of Sacred Sky Mountain too?”
“I heard of it before, but I do not know where it is.”
“Sacred Sky Mountain is its old name, and many people have not heard of it, but it’s current name is something everyone have heard before, it is the Dragon Prison Canyon.”
“Dragon Prison Canyon?”
“Yes! The name had been passed down for over a thousand years, an evil dragon had caused a ruckus in Sacred Sky Mountain, and a peerless expert cultivator beheaded the evil dragon on Sacred Sky Mountain. Using his peerless mythical sword, he sliced the mountain in half, forming a deep abyss, and then buried the evil dragon inside the abyss. Thus, the Sacred Sky Mountain became Dragon Prison Canyon.”
Hearing that, Su Yun secretly heaved a sigh of relief.
He did not know where Sacred Sky Mountain was, but he knew of the route to Dragon Prison Canyon.
~Once the matter of the Profound Sky Sect’s matter ends, I will go and find the Limitless Sword Sect.~
“It’s getting late, I should be going!”
Su Yun stood up, he did not want to stay any longer.
“When will you come back?” Feng Ling Sheng laughed and asked.
“Sly, although I am just a fourth stage Spirit Star Realm cultivator, my sword techniques are not just these few. If you are to spar with me everyday here, maybe I can teach you something, are you willing?”
Su Yun looked at Feng Ling Sheng, he did not say anything, and turned back to think, and then waved his hand and left.
Feng Ling Sheng looked at the figure leaving, a blurred look flashing past his eyes.
“The successor of Pure Divine Spirit Qi, I truly wish that I can fight with that strong cultivator again.”