Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1458
learning that he was cultivating in the midst of the battle, but who
would have thought that Zhang Ningxin would beat him to it?
A powerful might rippled through the dueling ring as massive spurts of
spiritual energy descended from the sky, diving into Zhang Ningxin’s
glabella. His strength swiftly grew stronger and stronger, to the point
where his aura felt reminiscent of a titan.
“Zhang Ningxin reached Phantasmal Space realm primary stage quite some
time ago. He should have been able to achieve a breakthrough three months
ago, but he chose to suppress it till now!”
“The more a cultivator tries to suppress their breakthrough, the greater
the momentum and strength they will gain right after the breakthrough.
Given that Zhang Jiuxiao has barely been coping with Zhang Ningxin’s
attacks all this while, after his breakthrough, he will stand even less
of a chance.”
“The gap between Grand Dominion realm pinnacle and Phantasmal Space realm
intermediate stage is simply too huge. There’s no way Zhang Jiuxiao can
“Heh, isn’t that fellow good at making breakthroughs? Try to match that
Such words could be heard from the crowd below.
The news of Zhang Jiuxiao’s consecutive breakthroughs had already spread
far and wide among the core members of the Zhang Clan, causing the
attention on Dueling Ring D to far exceed that of the other dueling
rings. It was no joke to say that everyone’s eyes were currently on this
Everyone had been to see if the offspring of the side family would be
able to continue his miraculous breakthroughs, but no one had ever
thought that Zhang Ningxin would beat him to it!
A powerful gush of zhenqi flowed through Zhang Ningxin’s body, causing a
sound reminiscent of the rapid tides of a river to fill the air. Standing
at the very center of the dueling ring, Zhang Ningxin looked at Zhang
Jiuxiao with coldness in his eyes. “You must be proud. Despite being a
mere offspring of the side family, you were able to force me into using
my trump card.”
Without waiting for Zhang Jiuxiao’s response, his claws flew forth,
launching another round of offense.
With his cultivation reaching Phantasmal Space intermediate stage, his
fighting prowess had almost been doubled. Even as the claw was still
making its way to him, Zhang Jiuxiao felt like a massive hand was holding
his body in place, and no matter how he struggled, he was unable to break
free from it.
In his current state, even if he was still able to see through the flaws
in Zhang Ningxin’s attacks, he was no longer able to evade them in
Zhang Jiuxiao’s body was slowly lifted into the air.
“Aren’t you good at making breakthroughs? Come on, make a breakthrough
for me, won’t you?” Zhang Ningxin sneered.
It was one thing for Zhang Jiuxiao to be able to achieve successive
breakthroughs within the Grand Dominion realm, but a breakthrough to the
Phantasmal Space realm would require a much higher command of the spatial
laws, so how could it possibly be that easy?
If it was that easy, the number of clan members who had successfully
reached Phantasmal Space realm beneath thirty would be far more than
Despite being trapped in place, there was not the slightest sign of panic
to be seen on Zhang Jiuxiao’s face. Instead, he shook his head with a
frustrated frown on his face. “I would love to make a breakthrough to,
but I just haven’t fixed some of the details yet.”
What details do you need to fix for a breakthrough?” Zhang Ningxin burst
into laughter. “Hilarious! Stop putting up that fake bravado of yours.
It’s clear that you have already lost the momentum required for a
breakthrough. If you had accumulated enough, a breakthrough would come
easily to you.”
A breakthrough was something that came naturally once a person’s
cultivation had reached a certain point. As long as a cultivator’s
accumulation and comprehension had surpassed a certain point, they would
be able to make a breakthrough.
If one could achieve a breakthrough by fixing details as you have said,
everyone would be an expert!
Zhang Jiuxiao shrugged nonchalantly at Zhang Ningxin’s questioning. “I
really am fixing some details. I can’t help it if you don’t believe me.”
“Humph, try fixing all you want then. If you have the ability to make a
breakthrough, I suggest you do it now. Otherwise, this match will have to
end right here…” Zhang Ningxin could not be bothered to waste his
breath anymore, so he began tightening the force of his grip.
A loud creaking sound reverberated in the air as the pressure on Zhang
Jiuxiao’s bones intensified.
“Sigh, I intended to find a way for me to achieve a breakthrough silently
so that I wouldn’t draw too much attention, but you just had to force me
to make a breakthrough like that…”
“Catch too much attention?”
that fellow’s head still fine?”
“He’s currently only at Grand Dominion realm pinnacle; what would be so
eye-catching about him achieving a breakthrough to Half-Phantasmal Space
The crowd was rendered dumbstruck by those ridiculous words.
As expected of an offspring of the side family, he sure was lacking in
worldly experience! There would be several dozen members of the Zhang
Clan who made a breakthrough to Half-Phantasmal Space realm each year;
that fellow was simply making a big fuss out of nothing!
On the erected platform, the elder asked, “First Elder, do you think that
he’ll really be able to make a breakthrough to Half-Phantasmal Space
It had not even been an hour since the young man had raised his
cultivation from Grand Dominion realm primary stage to pinnacle. To be
honest, it seemed a little too convenient for him to be able to make a
breakthrough to Half-Phantasmal Space realm right now.
“I can’t tell. Under normal circumstances, rising to a new realm would
require a massive amount of accumulation and familiarization ahead of the
breakthrough. Considering how Zhang Jiuxiao made several breakthroughs
not too long ago, I don’t think that it’s very likely for him to be able
to push his cultivation up any further,” the First Elder analyzed
It was no wonder the First Elder would think as such. Such a rate of
breakthrough was simply completely unheard of!
Hong long long!
“Forget it, I can’t lose the tournament just over something like that!”
the First Elder could finish his words, on the dueling ring, Zhang
Jiuxiao shook his head in regret as he opened his arms wide, and all of a
sudden, his body jolted. Following which, a resounding buzz echoed as an
immense surge of energy exploded.
His aura began surging swiftly, rising at an unstoppable pace as if a
In this moment, even the sky above the sparring ground seemed to have
darkened, and a huge congregation of dark clouds swiftly gathered above.
“T-this…” Seeing the gathering of the clouds, the First Elder’s face
paled in shock. “He isn’t making a breakthrough to Half-Phantasmal Space
realm but… straight to Phantasmal Space realm primary stage?”
Only a breakthrough from Half-Phantasmal Space realm to Phantasmal Space
realm primary stage would draw in a lightning tribulation! The fact that
the dark clouds had started settling in meant that Zhang Jiuxiao had
completely circumvented the Half-Phantasmal Space realm to make a
breakthrough to Phantasmal Space realm primary stage directly!
It was no wonder he said that he needed to fix some details.
A breakthrough to the Phantasmal Space realm meant that he had to face
the Phantasmal Space Ordeal, so of course, he would need to fix some
details and make some preparation!
In his moment of shock, lightning had already started gathering in the
sky, ready to fall at any moment.
experience”You…” Zhang Ningxin did not expect the other party to
actually make a breakthrough to the Phantasmal Space realm and draw in a
lightning tribulation. His palm trembled in fright, and he nearly lost
control of his zhenqi.
“Even if you have made a breakthrough, I’ll just have to defeat you
before you face your lightning tribulation!” Forcefully calming himself
down, a cold glint flickered across Zhang Ningxin’s eyes.
He gathered all of the strength in his palm and struck down on Zhang
At that moment, the lightning tribulation had yet to fully gather. He
wanted to make use of this opening where Zhang Jiuxiao was in a
vulnerable position to subdue him, and victory would be his to claim!
But before Zhang Ningxin’s palm strike could even reach its target, a
streak of lightning fell on his head, causing smoke to rise from his head.
Fresh blood spurted out of his mouth as his body swayed weakly from side
to side. Disbelief could be seen reflected in his eyes as he gasped. “How
could the lightning bolt be so powerful when the lightning tribulation
hasn’t fully formed yet? There’s no way the Phantasmal Space Ordeal could
be this powerful!”
“Who told you that this is the Phantasmal Space Ordeal?” Zhang Jiuxiao
shook his head.
Following which, a sound reminiscent of snapping bamboo echoed from his
Phantasmal Space realm primary stage!
Phantasmal Space realm intermediate stage!
Phantasmal Space realm advanced stage!
Phantasmal Space realm pinnacle!
Half-Dimension Sundering realm!
In an instant, he had already reached Half-Dimension Sundering realm, and
he was on his way to making a breakthrough to the Dimension Sundering
In other words, this lightning tribulation was actually the Dimension