Chapter 531: Breaking the Sword Orb
In the sky above the seemingly endless sea, countless gazes stared in a daze at the giant torrent of sword light that had frozen in midair. Under the terrifying sword light, a hundred-foot-tall mysterious glowing silhouette floated. Her appearance was very blurry, while a mysterious power pulsed from her.
Zhou Yuan stood inside the glowing figure with a calm expression, completely unharmed.
The entire world seemed to freeze for an instant.
Then, torrential screams of surprise rose one after another like waves.
"What the hell is that ?!"
“What is that Genesis technique, to think that it managed to block the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb technique!”
"How is this possible?!"
The disciples of the various peaks had clearly lost their composure, because this scene was too astonishing.
They couldn't understand how Zhou Yuan had managed to withstand a terrible killing blow from Baili Che that could kill even an ordinary ninth layer practitioner...
That had been the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb technique!
One of the seven Cangxuan Arts, and also the highest grade Genesis Qi technique of Sword Peak!
When this technique was used, everything should have been swept away without resistance, so that it was worthy of its reputation. However, it had been blocked by a mysterious glowing silhouette.
The disciples of Sword Peak and Saint Genesis Peak looked on with open mouths, as the expressions of both parties changed once again. The former's joy turned to alarm and horror, while the latter went from terror to emptiness.
They also couldn't understand why Zhou Yuan could walk away completely unscathed after receiving the attack head-on.
Only Zhou Tai, Lu Yan, and Zhang Yan seemed to remember something when they suddenly looked at each other. Disbelief overflowed in their eyes, before they finally managed to blurt out after some difficulty, "That glowing figure... could it be..."
"The Omega Holy Spirit Art?!"
In the sky, deep guttural noises jumped out from the cracks between Baili Che's teeth, his face twisted horribly, as his almost completely red eyes looked at the mysterious glowing silhouette around Zhou Yuan.
As the chief disciple of Sword Peak, his vision was naturally much better than that of any ordinary disciple. Therefore, he had immediately recognized the shining figure the moment it appeared.
There was no doubt that only the same high-grade heaven-level Omega Holy Spirit Art could block his Devil Sweeping Sword Orb.
“How did he learn the Omega Holy Spirit Art in such a short time?” Baili Che gritted his teeth, eyes filled with surprise and rage.
"He must have had some kind of outside help!"
Baili Che's expression was very stormy. In truth, he had not naturally learned the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb, but instead asked for outside help to forcibly create it.
Because it was not the fruit of his own efforts, he was less focused and unstable.
From Baili Che's point of view, if even he could not properly learn the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb technique within two months, it would definitely be impossible for Zhou Yuan to learn the Omega Holy Spirit Art.
As such, Zhou Yuan must have used some kind of outside help.
"I have underestimated you!"
Baili Che let out an icy laugh as he looked at Zhou Yuan. He had gradually calmed down after the initial anger. Although Zhou Yuan had managed to learn the Omega Holy Spirit Art, he would most likely barely be able to block his Devil Sweeping Sword Orb.
What Baili Che needed to do now was to stabilize the situation and start looking for an opportunity.
At this current juncture, Baili Che no longer dared to underestimate Zhou Yuan, and had begun to view the latter as an opponent on the same level as him.
High in the sky, Zhou Yuan cast a glance at Baili Che from afar, as a meaningful smile emerged from the corners of his lips as if reading the latter's thoughts.
He raised his head and focused on the tremendous sword light. In the deepest area of light, he could barely make out the vibrant silver sword orb, which continued to absorb and emit frightening sword Qi.
“Devil Sweeping Sword Orb huh… what a formidable Genesis offensive technique.”
"However, it is a shame that you disgraced him." Zhou Yuan's indifferent voice sounded, transmitting to Baili Che's ears.
Baili Che immediately burst out laughing angrily upon hearing this as he coldly said, “What bold words!”
Zhou Yuan simply laughed softly in response, paying no attention to Baili Che. With a thought, a dazzling light began to emerge from the Holy Spirit around him.
A mysterious and boundless power spread from the body of the Holy Spirit.
Although it was still exceptionally indistinct, it was becoming increasingly mysterious and immeasurable.
The Holy Spirit raised his hand, as light suddenly surged across it. The glowing hand began to extend as it shot towards the sword light like lightning.
The glowing hand and sword light collided as a mysterious power pulsed. The sword light began to dissolve rapidly, the original width of several thousand feet shattered by the hand of the Holy Spirit.
Baili Che's expression changed drastically, obviously he did not expect the figure of the Holy Spirit to be so tyrannical. With a thought, the Sweeping Devil Sword Orb began to tremble, as endless sword Qi vomited out, and it rushed towards the glowing hand in an attempt to destroy it.
However, the rushing sword Qi could not achieve much. Circles of light continuously appeared around the glowing hand, blocking the torrential sword Qi, as they continued in a straight line towards the silver sword orb in the center.
Baili Che shouted in anger as he finally realized Zhou Yuan's goal. However, the glowing palm continued to dissolve the sword Qi with ease, causing the former to grow slightly panicked. After briefly thinking about it, he could only grit his teeth and urge the sword orb back to return to his body.
However, the instant the sword orb began to retreat, the Holy Spirit around Zhou Yuan suddenly disappeared from the spot.
He appeared again in the path of the silver sword orb's retreat, as his other hand extended out. The hand grew rapidly as it swung down like a mountain and grabbed the Devil Barrier Sword Orb.
"Release him!" Baili Che roared in alarm as he quickly sent a thought into the orb, causing a torrential sword Qi to erupt in an attempt to tear the Holy Spirit apart.
However, boundless power surged from the Holy Spirit's body and rushed towards the hand, annihilating the torrential sword Qi.
In the distance, Zhou Yuan's figure moved and appeared on the shoulder of the Holy Spirit, and he calmly looked towards the ashen-faced Baili Che.
"Release the sword orb!" Baili Che shouted in anger.
A mocking smile emerged from the corners of Zhou Yuan's mouth as he stomped his foot. Golden Genesis Qi rose from the top of his head and flowed into the blurred body of the Holy Spirit.
At the same time, his voice rang out: “The powerful technique of the Sweeping Devil Sword Orb has become so unstable and inferior in your hands. It’s not wrong to say that you have really embarrassed this technique!”
Gaining the support of Zhou Yuan's Genesis Qi, the two glowing hands of the Holy Spirit began to grow rapidly. In the end, he let out a hiss as his palm was brutally struck.
The terrifying power spread outwards, devastating the surroundings as the nearby space rippled violently.
Countless gazes stared in horror at the place where the Holy Spirit's palms had smashed together. The silver sword orb trembled unsteadily as small cracks began to appear, before breaking into pieces…
He had actually shattered Baili Che's sword orb!