Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1408
Seeing the neatly assembled puppet standing right in front of her, Jiang
Feifei was visibly stunned.
Even with her fastest carving speed, she would still require an entire
day at least, but how long did the other party take?
How could he carve such delicate parts precisely while manipulating so
many swords at once?
“That’s not right.” After a moment of shock, Jiang Feifei swiftly noticed
something was amiss, and she asked in a deeply perplexed tone, “My puppet
doesn’t have any clothes, so how could yours be perfectly dressed?”
Under normal circumstances, the Xingyun Puppet should have been
completely nude. Yet, the one carved by the young man before her was
impeccably dressed—in fact, there was an ornament on its chest, and the
ripples on its clothes flowed beautifully like real silk. This was
completely at odds with the blueprint!
“Ah… I happened to have some additional time, and I thought that it
would be inappropriate to display the body of a nude male puppet to a
young lady like you, so I thought I would make a set of clothes for it.
It doesn’t look too bad, right?” Zhang Xuan replied with a gentlemanly
A puppet it might be, but it would have been severe breach of etiquette
if he had allowed it to appear nude before a young lady. As a civilized
gentleman, it went without saying that he could not allow something as
indecent as that to happen!
time to make a set of clothes for it?” Jiang Feifei’s body froze in sheer
astonishment. She slowly proceeded forward to take a closer look at the
puppet that Zhang Xuan had crafted.
The puppet’s clothes were in perfect harmony with its body. Every single
stitch was done so impeccable that it was impossible to tell that it had
been made with spare parts with one’s eyes. In fact, even when she
scanned the puppet’s clothes with her Spiritual Perception, she could
hardly tell the difference between them and real silk at all!
“H-how did you do it?” Jiang Feifei asked with eyes widened with shock.
Her mind could hardly process what was going on.
In terms of carving speed, she could be said to be at the forefront of
8-star celestial designers, but even so, it would still take her at least
an entire day to finish carving the Xingyun Puppet. On the other hand,
the other party managed to complete it in just a few breaths… and to
add insult to injury, its finish was actually far better than hers!
What was with this monstrous ability?
“After looking at the blueprint, I thought that it would be too
troublesome and time-consuming to use a carving knife, so I decided to
use my swords instead. Fortunately, it seems to have worked out fine,”
Zhang Xuan explained with a nod.
For a celestial designer to carve swiftly, there were only three
requirements that they would have to meet. First and foremost, they
needed to have a sharp memory that would allow them to remember every
single detail on the blueprint impeccably on command.
Given that Zhang Xuan possessed the Library of Heaven’s Path, he could
retrieve the details of the blueprints on command, so that was not a
problem for him at all.
Secondly, the celestial designer had to possess precise control over
their movements and exertion of strength.
The Flowing Water Swordsmanship was known for its unparalleled defense,
capable of even keeping the thinnest strand of Spiritual Perception at
bay. As its practitioner, it went without saying that Zhang Xuan
possessed near absolute control over his swords.
how precise and exhausting the job would be, one had to possess an
exceptionally powerful soul and a sharp eye of discernment.
As a soul oracle, there was no way the resilience of Zhang Xuan’s soul
could possibly be lacking. As for eye of discernment, there was probably
nothing in the world that could compete with the Eye of Insight.
Since Zhang Xuan had met all the criteria, it was a given that he would
be able to carve swiftly.
“It’s too early for you to celebrate. Just because you were able to carve
your puppet so fast doesn’t mean that it’ll necessarily be strong!” Jiang
Feifei harrumphed after hearing the explanation.
Being capable of crafting a puppet fast was indeed a formidable skill,
but more important than that was for the various parts to be aligned in a
manner that did not differ too much from the blueprint. Otherwise, it
would be nothing more than random parts connected together to form a
figurine; there was no way it could exert the exceptional strength that
the Xingyun Puppet wielded.
“You don’t have to worry about that. It would be a little troublesome and
time-consuming to wait for you to craft a puppet, so why don’t you
suppress your cultivation to Grand Dominion realm pinnacle and test its
strength yourself?” Zhang Xuan asked.
“You are asking me to fight with your puppet personally?” Jiang Feifei
was taken aback by Zhang Xuan’s proposal.
Had the other party gone mad?
She was a Saint 7-dan Phantasmal Space realm expert! Even if she
suppressed her cultivation to Saint 6-dan Grand Dominion realm, the
strength that she wielded would still be unmatched by any other Saint
6-dan cultivators. Did the other party really think that a puppet he had
crafted in just a few seconds would be able to match her?
Just what in the world was he thinking?
hesitation in Jiang Feifei’s eyes, Zhang Xuan quickly added with a smile,
“Indeed. There’s no need to worry. I’ll make sure that it holds itself
back properly so that it doesn’t injure you by accident.”
“You…” Jiang Feifei nearly blew up on the spot.
What she meant was that the puppet could not possibly be a match for her,
but this fellow actually thought that she was worried about being injured
by the puppet.
His head was really in the clouds!
Initially, she had still had a good impression of the other party for his
courtesy of clothing his puppet, but in that instant, every shred of
goodwill that she harbored for the other party had vanished without a
“Very well! I’ll suppress my cultivation and test your puppet out
personally. I won’t make things difficult for you either. As long as it’s
able to withstand three blows from me, you will have cleared my trial!”
Jiang Feifei harrumphed coldly.
She had no idea what the fighting prowess of the puppet that Zhang Xuan
had crafted would be, but it would have to be extremely resilient to be
able to withstand three blows from her.
If the other party’s puppet was really that powerful, it would not be too
much of a deal for her to acknowledge the other party.
“Great!” Zhang Xuan nodded.
After which, he walked over to his puppet and whispered a few words into
its ears in a hushed tone. Then, he nodded, and the puppet took a step
forward and assessed the young lady before it sharply.
that the other party was really so conceited as to have his puppet
challenge her, Jiang Feifei harrumphed coldly.
She swiftly drove her zhenqi, and in the blink of an eye, her cultivation
had already been suppressed down to Grand Dominion realm pinnacle.
Right after she had suppressed her cultivation, she immediately saw a
fist flying straight for her face.
The puppet had made its move!
Jiang Feifei initially did not think that the puppet that had been
crafted in a matter of seconds would be anything much, but the sheer
might and speed of its punch left her face swiftly warping in
astonishment. Despite being a Phantasmal Space realm pinnacle expert, she
actually felt threatened by the puppet’s offense!
She hurriedly raised both of her hands to fend off the puppet’s punch.
The palm and the fist collided, and a crushing shockwave rippled into the
surroundings. Before Jiang Feifei could even react, she was flying
backward at a furious speed as if a kicked ball.
Her back crashed heavily into the wall, and crimson blood spewed from her
It was fortunate that she had released the seal that she had placed on
her cultivation at the very last moment, or else the entire wall could
have been knocked down.
“You have lost.”
Before Jiang Feifei could say a word, the puppet before her waved its
hands with a forlorn expression, as if deeply regretting the fact that it
had been born with such great strength that it would never find be able
to find a proper opponent.
“You… are able to speak?” Jiang Feifei widened her eyes in disbelief.
Without a doubt, the Xingyun Puppet was indeed very powerful, but it
should not have been capable of speech! Yet, the one that the other party
had crafted had actually begun speaking human speech. What the heck was
There was a huge difference in a puppet that was unable to speak and one
that was able to speak!
“Ah. I had some time after assembling it, so I enchanted it while I was
at it,” Zhang Xuan explained.
“…” Jiang Feifei.
It took her some time before she was able to steady her breathing once
more. “In less than ten seconds, not only did you manage to carve the
puppet, you were even able to make some clothes for it and enchant it?”
Even with speed like hers, ten breaths would only be sufficient for her
to carve two parts, and the puppet standing before her had to have tens
of thousands of parts.
Was this not a little too exaggerated?
“Yes. I am the Inceptive Sage of the Spirit Awakener Guild, so I’m able
to conduct spirit enchantment quite quickly,” Zhang Xuan explained. “So,
have I cleared your assessment yet?”
“Of course,” Jiang Feifei replied with a bitter look on her face.
She had thought that it would take a miracle for the puppet to be able to
withstand three blows from her, but contrary to her expectations, she did
not even manage to withstand a single strike from the puppet.
There were no words that could describe how stifled she felt at that very
But unbeknownst to her, the worst was yet to come.
Just as the other party was about to make his way up to the next floor,
he suddenly halted his footsteps and glanced at the puppet that he had
crafted with a disapproving look. “Didn’t I tell you to go easy on her?
Why didn’t you heed my instruction?”
“I did go easy on her, I really did! How was I to know that she would be
so weak as to be unable to withstand even a single punch of mine?” the
puppet cried in indignation.
Feifei nearly clawed her hair out.