Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1456
members in the sparring grounds had their mouths hanging agape, unable to
speak a word at all.
Given that Zhang Jiuxiao was an offspring of the side family and was far
weaker, they had thought that Zhang Linqing would be able to destroy him
in an instant. Who could have known that after three moves, Zhang Jiuxiao
would be the one standing triumphantly on the stage?
Not expecting such a conclusion either, Elder Fengchen was stunned for a
moment before he remembered his role and hurriedly announced, “Zhang
Jiuxiao… has won.”
In his long life, there had only been an occasion or two where he had
seen a cultivator defeating an opponent far stronger than him with just a
But again, anything could happen in the dueling ring. It was not all that
uncommon for weaker cultivators to defeat stronger opponents, and as
such, while he did find it rather incredible, he did not think too much
“Next round, Zhang Lin and Zhang Fengyun!”
After achieving victory, Zhang Jiuxiao headed down from the dueling ring
and sat down to rest. He took out the pinnacle spirit stone once more and
absorbed the spiritual energy within it to convert it into his strength.
What he was lacking the most at that moment was time, so he could not
waste even a single second.
On the other hand, after being helped down from the dueling ring, Zhang
Linqing immediately found himself surrounded by his peers.
“What happened up there?” a tall young man asked.
happened too quickly, and Zhang Jiuxiao had struck his opening squarely,
most of those within the crowd did not manage to make sense out of what
“There’s something weird about that fellow…” Zhang Linqing shook his
To be honest, even he himself was still unable to understand how he had
His cultivation was higher than the other party’s, and the battle
technique that he had executed was far superior as well, yet it had still
ended in his loss. He really found himself unable to come to terms with
A cold harrumph suddenly sounded, and a slender young man walked over.
“To think that an inner clan member like you would lose to a mere member
of the side family. Linqing, you have really disgraced all of us this
time around. If I were in your place, I would have killed myself out of
“Zhang Quanyi, what do you mean by that?” Zhang Linqing’s face turned
livid with rage.
“Nothing. I just feel embarrassed on your behalf,” the young man named
Zhang Quanyi replied with a look of disdain.
“You…” Zhang Linqing clenched his fists tightly in anger.
Zhang Quanyi had come from the same lineage as him, and the both of them
had often argued with one another. As angry as he felt at the moment, he
found himself unable to speak a single word of rebuttal after the tragic
loss that he had suffered.
Thus, he took a few deep breaths and replied coldly, “If I remember
correctly, you will be facing him next, right? I hope you remember what
you have said here and don’t disgrace yourself later on!”
must be joking! Is there even the slightest possibility that I will lose
against a mere Grand Dominion realm intermediate stage cultivator?” Zhang
Quanyi waved his hand furiously, and an indomitable aura burst forth from
“Half-Phantasmal Space?” Zhang Linqing narrowed his eyes in astonishment.
He had often fought with the other party, and their cultivation had
always been equal to one another. How did the other party achieve the
breakthrough after just a night of absence?
Even though there was only a cultivation stage of difference between
Grand Dominion realm pinnacle and Half-Phantasmal Space realm, in truth,
there was a world of difference between the two realms.
“Indeed! What’s most important to a cultivator is their cultivation!
Before true strength, skills and battle techniques mean nothing at all.
If your cultivation had been at Half-Phantasmal Space realm, do you think
that the fellow would have been able to withstand your Fist of Void?”
Zhang Quanyi sneered coldly.
“This…” Zhang Linqing’s body stiffened.
The other party was right. If his attack had been any stronger, even if
Zhang Jiuxiao had struck his opening, the latter’s finger would only have
been snapped in two. There was no way his attack would have been
“Rest assured. Even though we are rivals, no matter what, we are still
from the same lineage. Since you have been bullied by an outsider, I’ll
surely exact vengeance for you!” Zhang Quanyi sneered coldly as he turned
his gaze in Zhang Jiuxiao’s direction, and a cold light flickered across
his eyes. “I won’t be as soft as you later on. I’ll make sure to defeat
him in a single blow!”
Hearing those words, Zhang Linqing was silent for a moment before nodding
Having fought with Zhang Quanyi for many years, he knew just how powerful
the other party was. Now that the other party had taken a step ahead of
him and reached Half-Phantasmal Space realm, he should be able to subdue
that fellow from the side family with ease!
continued, and it was roughly an hour later before the second round
commenced. As expected, Zhang Quanyi was indeed paired with Zhang Jiuxiao.
Just as he had said previously, Zhang Quanyi used his full strength as
soon as he got onto the field. It was hard to tell whether he did it
intentionally or not, but he executed the Fist of Void as well.
The mighty force commanded behind the fist caused even the seal cast on
the dueling ring to waver slightly. Zhang Jiuxiao frowned in the face of
the fist. Instead of launching a counterattack as he had done with Zhang
Linqing, he chose to take evasive measures this time around.
“Do you think that I’d allow you to dodge my attack that easily?” Zhang
Quanyi sneered coldly.
Utilizing his newfound abilities as a Half-Phantasmal Space realm
cultivator, he sealed the surrounding space completely, such that even
one’s Spiritual Perception would not be allowed to enter or leave the
“It seems like I won’t be able to match him with my current level of
strength…” Seeing that the enemy’s palm was going to fall on him at any
moment, Zhang Jiuxiao muttered beneath his breath. “Since that’s the
case, I’ll just have to make a breakthrough!”
Before Zhang Quanyi could even react, he suddenly felt a powerful force
bursting forth from the young man in front of him. In the blink of an
eye, that Grand Dominion realm intermediate stage fellow had already
successfully taken a step forward into Grand Dominion realm advanced
With the advancement of his cultivation, Zhang Jiuxiao’s strength had
risen by leaps and bounds once more. He swiftly raised his hand and
retaliated against the Fist of Void with a punch of his own.
collided, and both parties were pushed back simultaneously.
“How is this possible?” Zhang Quanyi widened his eyes in disbelief.
He had clearly seen the young man making a breakthrough to Grand Dominion
realm intermediate stage while he was battling with Zhang Linqing
earlier, so how could he continue making a breakthrough right now?
Not even Cultivation Impartation could be this fast!
“I don’t believe it!” Zhang Quanyi roared as he dashed forward once more.
This time, he chose not to use the Fist of Void but the battle technique
that he specialized in.
Hu hu hu!
Flitting swiftly around the dueling ring, Zhang Quanyi’s afterimages
filled the entire area, forming a circular cage that trapped Zhang
Jiuxiao in place.
Saint high-tier battle technique, Revolving Dragon Art!
This battle technique was aligned with the essence of a Confinement
Formation, and once executed, even his long-time rival, Zhang Linqing,
would find himself in a pickle. Even if Zhang Jiuxiao had made a
breakthrough, he was still only at Grand Dominion realm advanced stage.
There was no way that he could escape from there!
movements!” Trapped at the center of the circle, Zhang Jiuxiao felt
himself being deprived of not just spiritual energy but oxygen as well,
and giddiness was starting to fill his head. His face soon turned grim.
“You should be glad that you have managed to force me to the point where
I have to use this move. You’ll be able to boast about this to others for
the rest of your life!” Zhang Quanyi sneered coldly as he thrust his
palms several times.
Peng peng peng!
From the whirling shadows around him, several palms suddenly struck Zhang
Jiuxiao without any forewarning, and he ended up being struck squarely
before he could even react.
“Heh, rest assured. I won’t let you lose that easily. I’ll slowly drive
it deep into your mind that there’s no way mere offspring of the side
family like you will be able to stand against core members like us!”
Zhang Quanyi smirked as he continued his attack.
At this moment, Zhang Jiuxiao was still fumbling around, unable to find
an opportunity to counterattack.
“Aren’t you good at making breakthroughs? Why don’t you make a
breakthrough right now?” Seeing the awful complexion on the young man’s
face, Zhang Quanyi burst into laughter.
You had your fun making breakthroughs earlier, didn’t you?
Why don’t you do it again?
Zhang Jiuxiao patted his forehead in realization. “Oh, you’re right. I
could just make a breakthrough, right? How silly of me!”
before Zhang Quanyi could even process what was going on, the aura of the
fellow trapped at the center suddenly surged once more, and in just half
a breath, he had already overcome his bottleneck and reached Grand
Dominion realm pinnacle.
The next instant, Zhang Quanyi suddenly felt a powerful force grabbing
his neck. Like a rabbit, he was lifted up into the air.