Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1455
The impact from falling onto the dueling ring jolted a cloud of dust into
Zhang Jiuxiao wiped away the sweat on his forehead.
It was fortunate that his teacher had pushed him forward for a
significant part of the journey, or else they really would have failed to
make it in time.
He looked below the dueling ring and saw that the middle-aged man whom
his teacher was disguised as was currently standing by an inconspicuous
corner, smiling at him. Then, he turned his eyes to Zhang Linqing and
said, “I should have made it in time, right?”
“So what if you have made it in time?” Zhang Linqing shook his head with
a sneer as he raised up a single finger.
Zhang Jiuxiao tilted his head in confusion, unsure about what that finger
“Against you, a single move is all I need!” Zhang Linqing declared
proudly. “Even if your cultivation has reached Grand Dominion realm
primary stage, it’s still nothing at all to me. Let me show you the
difference between the core members of the Zhang Clan and those of the
side family like you!”
After saying those words, Zhang Linqing took a step forward, and six
shadows immediately appeared all around him in the blink of an eye. With
a seemingly light downward thrust of his palm, a ferocious might burst
It might have appeared as if his attacks lacked skill and preciseness,
but the palm strike had, in actuality, sealed the surrounding space,
making it impossible for others to escape from it.
As expected of a member of the main family. He was not to be
Any other Grand Dominion realm primary stage cultivator might have
panicked in this situation, but Zhang Jiuxiao had already deepened his
understanding of cultivation up to Saint 7-dan pinnacle in the Blood
Reservoir. On top of that, having been taught by Zhang Xuan, his
understanding of battle techniques did not even pale in comparison to top
Zhang Clan geniuses like Zhang Chun, so naturally, he would not fall for
such a simple move.
Thus, he lightly took a step backward and drifted out of range of the
palm strike. At the same time, he still continued holding the pinnacle
spirit stone tightly in his left hand, furiously absorbing spiritual
energy from it.
While the speed of his retreat could not be said to be fast, it still
caused Zhang Linqing’s attacks and possible follow-ups to fall empty.
In other words, his first move had ended in a complete failure, failing
to harm Zhang Jiuxiao in the least or achieve any strategic purpose.
Zhang Linqing harrumphed. “I’ll admit, you do have some means, but this
is as far as you’ll go!”
He had not expected this nobody of the side family to actually be able to
find the opening in his attack and evade his offense. With a livid
expression, he turned his palm into a claw and struck forward.
Zhang Jiuxiao immediately felt as if his body had been bound by a rope,
and a powerful force pulled his body toward Zhang Linqing.
disparity in power between the both of them at the moment, he knew that
it would be disadvantageous for him to get into close-quarters combat
with Zhang Linqing. Thus, taking a deep breath, he drew the spiritual
energy from the pinnacle spirit stone in his hand with greater intensity
before and roared, “Come on, make a breakthrough!”
Zhang Jiuxiao’s aura burst into the clouds, and following which, his
strength began to surge forth. In the blink of an eye, he had already
torn down the bottleneck before him to rush straight toward Grand
Dominion realm intermediate stage.
This breakthrough had caused his aura and fighting prowess to rise by
nearly twofold, allowing him to hold his own against the powerful might
that Zhang Linqing was using to pull him in.
“You are still able to make a breakthrough?” Zhang Linqing widened his
eyes in astonishment.
He knew that Zhang Jiuxiao had only achieved a breakthrough to Grand
Dominion realm primary stage in recent days, so he should still have been
busy reinforcing his cultivation during this period of time. Yet, he had
actually managed to find enough momentum within him to make a
breakthrough in the midst of their duel!
However, so what if he had reached Grand Dominion realm intermediate
He was still a far way off from reaching the pinnacle!
“Don’t you think it’s a little too late for you to be sharpening your
edge?” Zhang Linqing sneered coldly as he drove the zhenqi in his body
with greater ferocity, causing the prowess of his tug to intensify.
Ji ji ji!
Deep gorges emerged on the surface. Zhang Jiuxiao found himself
succumbing to the strength once more, and his body began to be gradually
dragged in Zhang Linqing’s direction.
at Grand Dominion realm pinnacle for quite a number of years now, and he
had already familiarized himself fully with his cultivation technique and
abilities. As such, his movements were extremely fluid, completely devoid
of the stiffness that those who had just reached the realm would have.
“Too late? You should learn to hold your tongue until the very end!” With
a sneer, Zhang Jiuxiao threw the pinnacle spirit stone back into his
storage ring before abruptly stomping his feet forcefully.
Two massive pits appeared on the ground, and Zhang Jiuxiao’s forward
moving body immediately stabilized on the spot.
His strength might still have been a little lacking against the other
party at Grand Dominion realm primary stage, but intermediate stage was
more than enough!
Even though the core members of the Zhang Clan were capable of
challenging opponents beyond their cultivation realm, one would do well
not to forget about the incredible purity of his bloodline at the moment.
Even without activating the ability of his unique bloodline, it would
still enhance his physical abilities significantly, such that defeating
an opponent of two cultivation stages higher than him would not pose too
much of a problem!
“What?” Zhang Linqing could hardly believe his eyes. He tried to further
intensify the strength of his pull, but the other party did not budge in
In this moment, he realized that he had been underestimating his opponent
all this while. The smug look on his face was replaced with grimness, and
transforming his claw into a punch, he dashed forward to strike.
In the depths of his heart, he still felt that it was beneath him to be
fighting against an offspring of the side family, but after the previous
two blows that they had traded, he had no choice but to recognize the
possibility that he might lose this match if he did not get serious.
And that was not something that he could accept.
As his punch surged forth, a sphere of power that somewhat resembled the
shape of an umbrella appeared at the tip of his fist, crushing the
surrounding air so much that it creaked furiously in protest, on the
verge of crumbling apart at any moment.
“It’s a Saint high-tier battle technique, Fist of Void!”
“This is a fist that channels all of the strength a cultivator harnesses
in their body through a unique method and releases it in a single burst.
The overwhelming strength in the resulting punch can even cause a void to
be created in the air, making it a technique that’s extremely difficult
to defend against!”
“That’s a technique that only the core members of the Zhang Clan are able
to practice. A mere offspring of the side family like him probably hasn’t
even seen it before. Let’s see how he plans to deal with something like
Everyone’s eyes were gathered upon Zhang Jiuxiao, curious to see how the
young lad would fare against an attack of this caliber.
On the other hand, Zhang Jiuxiao completely disregarded the commotion
around him. In this moment, there was not the slightest hint of
nervousness or anxiety in his heart. Before the overwhelming attack
rushing toward him, he slowly closed his eyes instead.
Through his Spiritual Perception, he could feel the other party’s fist
art growing slower and slower, almost like an old man practicing the
So, this is the benefit of possessing a pure bloodline, Zhang Jiuxiao
thought as an excited smile crept onto his lips.
He had not fully awakened his enhanced bloodline yet, but he could
already feel the groundbreaking changes in his body.
was impressive, but to him, it appeared as if it was moving in slow
motion, allowing him to uncover all of the flaws in it easily.
Teacher once said that to deal with such a forceful attack, all that has
to be done is to strike its crux and tear it apart, Zhang Jiuxiao thought
as he utilized his finger as a sword and tapped it lightly ahead of him.
Before Zhang Jiuxiao’s finger could reach Zhang Linqing, a crack already
appeared in the latter’s Fist of Void, and like fragile glass, the
umbrella-shaped sphere of power swiftly shattered. A look of horror
appeared on Zhang Linqing’s previously triumphant face.
Struck in the middle of his chest, Zhang Linqing fell forcefully onto the
ground. Excruciating pain engulfed every inch of his veins, and a gush of
fresh blood spilled out of his mouth.
“Y-you…” Zhang Linqing stared at the young man before him in disbelief.
He knew just how powerful his Fist of Void was, and under normal
circumstances, not even a Saint 7-dan Phantasmal Space realm primary
stage cultivator would have dared to face it head-on. Yet… not only did
his opponent do so, he even overcame it with ease!
From this, it was apparent that the other party had already reached a
level far beyond his.
Was this really the strength that an offspring of the side family should
could he be so strong?
“You have lost.”
Instead of answering Zhang Linqing’s questions, Zhang Jiuxiao placed his
hands behind his back and gazed down at him nonchalantly.
While Zhang Jiuxiao was standing imposingly before his opponent, beneath
the dueling ring, a certain middle-aged man was trembling uncontrollably
That moronic show-off! He could have settled this duel in a single move,
and yet, he just had to waste his effort and use three instead. Why the
heck did I accept such an unreliable disciple?In some of the Asian
countries with significant Chinese population, it isn’t a rare sight to
see old men practicing the Taiji Fist in the parks. The Taiji Fist is
known for its slowness as its aim is not quick movements but harmonizing
with nature, neutralizing attacks by going with the flow instead of