Chapter 798 Insta-kill
The deadly sword Qi roared as a wave of destruction unfolded.
However, Jin Teng simply sneered as he sneered, “Do you still want to fight? Yesterday I was simply careless and today we have three people on our side. “Do you think this sword strike of yours will be of any use?”
Boundless Genesis Qi emerged from his body as he spoke. The blue light converged towards his hand, faintly forming an extremely incomplete Genesis Rune. Although the completion rate of the rune was not high, it still provided a boost to Jin Teng's Genesis Qi. Furthermore, it also made him more agile and faster.
Lin Zheng and Wu Dao also took out their Genesis Qi and incomplete wind spirit runes.
The three of them had witnessed the strength that Zhou Yuan had displayed the previous day. Since they were already together, there was no reason not to work together.
Zhou Yuan's eyes remained calm as the sword orb slowly rose from his palm. Sword Qi condensed into a long sword covered in blue scales. It shone coldly under the light as an invisible fire pulsed silently around it.
With a swift movement, a flash of sword light abruptly shot out, accompanied by a clear sword cry.
The sword light pierced through the air, heading straight towards Lin Zheng.
Lin Zheng snorted coldly. Three Divine Dwelling halos instantly appeared in front of him. He knew that he only needed to hold on for a single breath for Jin Teng and Wu Dao to come to his aid. The three of them could definitely defeat Zhou Yuan together.
The golden light was extremely fast and arrived in front of Lin Zheng in the blink of an eye. The sword ruthlessly dashed towards the three Divine Dwelling halos obstructing its path.
A faint sound was heard as the sword light passed by, and Lin Zheng's pupils constricted violently. To his horror, the three halos of the Divine Dwelling that he had poured all his power into were instantly pierced.
The expression changed drastically, Lin Zheng involuntarily shouted: “How can this be?!”
Having learned from Jin Teng's mistake, Lin Zheng had poured all his power into his defense, and had even used his incomplete wind spirit rune to further strengthen his defense. How had it been broken instantly?
The sword light naturally did not wait for him to get over his shock. He immediately felt intense pain in his right arm and blood gushed out. His entire arm had been cut off.
Lin Zheng howled in pain.
Jin Teng and Wu Dao's expressions changed drastically. They didn't expect Lin Zheng to lose an arm after just one exchange!
"His sword orb has become even more formidable!" Jin Teng shouted in shock. Only now did he realize that Zhou Yuan's sword light was somewhat different from the previous day. He could faintly feel a deadly aura pulsing from him that seemed to be able to cut through even space itself.
Obviously, it was much stronger than the day before.
Although Jin Teng had been defeated by a single sword strike from Zhou Yuan the day before, he could feel that it had been Zhou Yuan's strongest move. If he had used all his strength back then, he might have been able to resist it. Therefore, they had come prepared the next day and were mentally prepared to use their strongest defenses.
Who could have imagined that Lin Zheng would lose an arm after just one exchange? One must know that Lin Zheng was not weaker than Jin Teng.
"Could he have been holding back yesterday?" Jin Teng was in disbelief. After all, he refused to believe that Zhou Yuan could become much stronger after just one night.
Zhou Yuan's expression remained unchanged, clearly not paying attention to Jin Teng's shock. In fact, his strength had skyrocketed over the past day. He had broken through during his cultivation session the night before, raising his Genesis Qi foundations by three million. Furthermore, his Spirit had ascended to the highly desired Transformation stage in the wind district the next day. Therefore, although there were no clear visible changes, his strength had grown enormously.
After cutting off Lin Zheng's arm, the sword light flashed again, rushing directly towards Wu Dao.
Wu Dao's expression darkened as he took her hands. A Phoenix beak blade appeared within them. With a roar, he swung the blade, unleashing a wave of blade light thirty meters long. The light from the sweeping blade opened deep cracks in the ground and crushed the rocks into dust. The attack clearly possessed a very alarming destructive power.
The sword and blade light collided, creating a resounding metallic sound.
As a shockwave unfolded, the Phoenix sword in Wu Dao's hands trembled madly before being torn from his hands. His hands broke, blood splashing everywhere.
The sword light came like a giant python, leaving a spray of blood and another severed arm in its wake.
Wu Dao howled in sadness as he grabbed the stump where his arm should have been.
Jin Teng's charging figure immediately froze. His complexion was deathly pale as he looked at Zhou Yuan in terror. He couldn't imagine how Zhou Yuan had defeated both Lin Zheng and Wu Dao in less than a dozen breaths…
Jin Teng was not the only one, even Liu Zhixuan was dumbfounded as he watched this scene.
In Xuanzhou City, Zhou Yuan had fought hard to finally triumph over Mo Yuan. How long had it been since then? It was hard to believe that he had already become strong enough to crush an opponent at that level...
"It seems that you were not prepared enough." Zhou Yuan stood in the air, his eyes as sharp as sword light as he looked at Jin Teng.
Jin Teng's expression fluctuated rapidly, and he suddenly shot back a split second later. Only now did he finally understand that searching for Zhou Yuan was akin to lambs entering a tiger's den. If he did not flee, he would soon face the same fate as Lin Zheng and Wu Dao.
"It's too late to leave now." Zhou Yuan had no intention of letting the ringleader go. With a wave of his sleeve, the sword light rose into the sky.
Jin Teng pushed his speed to the limit, his face filled with fear.
However, the sword light appeared right in front of him. The light trembled slightly, transforming into countless sword shadows that shot towards Jin Teng from all directions.
Three Divine Dwelling halos appeared around Jin Teng as he circulated his Genesis Qi, forming countless defensive layers of Genesis Qi.
Swords rained down, causing countless ripples to appear in the three halos of the Divine Dwelling. The halos soon began to tremble violently, and then exploded with a loud bang under Jin Teng's terrified eyes.
His numerous Genesis Qi defenses had been broken in an instant.
"Mercy, Deputy Pavilion Master!" Jin Teng screeched. There was no longer any trace of his previous bossy behavior, his face now filled with horror.
However, Zhou Yuan was unfazed. He had thought that he had done enough the day before and had never expected that Jin Teng would ask for a foot after receiving an inch. To think that he even dared to find helpers and chase after a high-ranking deputy wind pavilion master… if such a person let himself escape easily, Zhou Yuan would no longer have any dignity or authority in the Wind Pavilion.
The sword light slashed mercilessly, cleanly cutting off one of Jin Teng's arms.
Jin Teng screamed in pain as he rolled on the ground. The previously arrogant figures of the trio had now turned into pumpkins rolling on the ground.
Zhou Yuan waved his hand, and the sword light returned, transforming back into a sword orb as it landed on his palm. With a small twist, it disappeared.
"Brother Liu, are you okay?" Zhou Yuan turned his head and looked towards Liu Zhixuan. The coldness in his eyes was gone, replaced by a kind look.
Although Liu Zhixuan was in a somewhat pitiful state, he had not suffered serious injuries. Therefore, he shook his head. There was still some disbelief in his eyes as he looked at the Jin Teng trio. It seemed like he had yet to fully come back to his senses.
Zhou Yuan chuckled and turned to the Jin Teng trio. "Will you tell me who told the three of you to do this?"
Lin Zheng’s complexion was deathly pale, but his gaze remained fierce as he said, “Don’t be so happy, Zhou Yuan. "I don't think you dare kill us!"
Wu Dao also growled: "Our boss is Chen Beifeng, touch us and see what happens!"
"Chen Beifeng?" Zhou Yun was a little puzzled. "Is he the one behind this?"
Wu Dao chuckled. “I can't get used to seeing a newcomer like you act so arrogantly. Why would I need Deputy Pavilion Master Chen to tell me what to do?”
Zhou Yuan's gaze flickered slightly in thought as he ignored her words. He knew that Chen Beifeng definitely had something to do with this matter. But why was a person like that making things difficult for him? Chen Beifeng still shouldn't see him as a big threat, right?
However, since Chen Beifeng dared to do such a thing, no one could blame Zhou Yuan for not giving him face.
Zhou Yuan looked at the Jin Teng trio indifferently. "Killing them is indeed against the rules."
The Lin Zheng trio showed cold smiles.
But Zhou Yuan's next words made the smiles on the trio's faces stiffen. “Yet… you dared to try to kill a deputy pavilion master. “It’s only fitting that you lose four limbs in the fight.”
The trio shouted in fright: "You, you dare!"
Zhou Yuan ignored them. With a grasp of his hand, he sucked the Wu Dao Phoenix Peak Blade into his hand. He circulated his Genesis Qi, and the deadly blade light brutally slashed at the trio's legs.
When the light from the blade reflected into the trio's pupils, the trio's expressions changed drastically. If they lost all four limbs, it would still be too detrimental to them even if they managed to regrow the limbs with some precious medicine, and their cultivation would slow to a sluggish pace. They couldn't afford such a big loss.
"What exactly do you want?!" Jin Teng screeched with a trembling voice.
The blade light stopped.
Zhou Yuan sat on a rock. He rested the blade of the Phoenix beak against his shoulder as he said unhurriedly, "I heard that you three wanted to rob me?"
An uneasy feeling rose within Jin Teng's heart.
“Since you guys still have two legs and one arm… how about this, 30 origin coins for one limb. Yes, then each of you have to hand over 90 coins in total, and I will leave the remaining limbs alone.”
The gentle smile on Zhou Yuan's face made the Jin Teng trio tremble uncontrollably as if they had seen a horrible devil.