Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1462
Jiuxiao remained rooted to the spot, he could very well lose his life.
Knowing that there was no time to be lost, Zhang Jiuxiao took a deep
breath and quickly retreated.
He found his back pressed against the door. Only at that instant did he
realize that the door behind him had been closed and sealed with multiple
layers of formations. Even with his strength as a Dimension Sundering
realm cultivator, he was still unable to inflict the slightest bit of
damage to it.
“Darn it!” Knowing that it was too late for him to dodge, Zhang Jiuxiao
flicked his wrist and retaliated with a palm strike of his own.
His palm collided with the assailant’s.
Zhang Jiuxiao immediately felt a crushing pressure on his chest that
pushed out all of the oxygen in his lungs. The injuries that had barely
recovered from the earlier lightning tribulation tore open once more, and
a searing pain engulfed Zhang Jiuxiao’s body.
“Dimension Sundering realm primary stage?”
blows did give Zhang Jiuxiao an idea of the strength of the
assailant—the other party was at Dimension Sundering realm primary
stage as well.
Since they were of the same cultivation realm, there was nothing for him
to fear. With a forceful push against the ground, Zhang Jiuxiao leaped
upward as he directed a barrage of palm strikes in the direction of the
It took just an instant for raging air currents to fill the room
completely, as if a brewing tornado. Powerful bursts of might were shot
forth here and there, inducing ceaseless sonic booms.
Even though Zhang Jiuxiao had barely reached Dimension Sundering realm
primary stage, the simulation that he had gone through in the Blood
Reservoir had allowed him to fully grasp his strength up to Phantasmal
Space realm pinnacle. He had also tried to simulate a breakthrough
several times then, and this had given him some experience in driving the
power of Dimension Sundering. As such, his movements were still
considerably fluid, devoid of the usual stiffness that a cultivator
unaccustomed to their strength would have.
Boom boom boom!
Zhang Jiuxiao’s counterattack was swift, but his assailant was even
faster. The latter successfully fended off all of his palm strikes
without sustaining the slightest bit of damage.
Nevertheless, while he was in the air, he was able to catch a good sight
of the person who had assaulted him.
The other party was dressed in a rather loose-fitting robe, making it
hard to gauge his exact physique. At the same time, he was wearing a
mask, which blocked even Spiritual Perception from looking beneath it.
All in all, that individual felt like a particularly enigmatic figure.
in the First Elder’s residence?” Zhang Jiuxiao asked with narrowed eyes.
Instead of answering his question, the assailant raised his palm and sent
another palm strike over.
The other party’s movements were rather gentle, thus making it appear as
if his palm strike did not harness much force. However, the goosebumps
that rose on Zhang Jiuxiao’s arms in response to the palm strike told a
very different story.
Knowing that the assailant would not give himself away that easily, Zhang
Jiuxiao could not be bothered to ask anymore. Raising his hands, he
charged forward to face his opponent directly.
While his talent might have been lacking in comparison to Zhang Xuan, no
matter what, he had still been a famed genius back in the days when he
was still in the Qingyuan Empire. Naturally, his aptitude for combat was
Furthermore, the current him had already undergone one-to-one lessons
with Zhang Xuan, and that had brought his proficiency in combat to a
whole new level.
In the blink of an eye, he had already exchanged eight blows with the
masked assailant. While there seemed to be many times where Zhang Jiuxiao
was in peril, he was always able to slip out in the crucial juncture,
thus averting the danger in the end.
Even though the battle was difficult for Zhang Jiuxiao, the masked man
was not faring too well either. Zhang Jiuxiao had just made a
breakthrough and was still injured, but no matter what, he had still
received Zhang Xuan’s individual tutelage.
It would be no exaggeration to say that Zhang Jiuxiao’s current combat
skills were ranked among the top in the Master Teacher Continent, even if
they still came nowhere to Zhang Xuan’s. As such, in just a few blows,
the masked assailant was already struggling to keep up.
was getting cornered, the masked assailant suddenly sneered coldly.
Following which, a powerful aura burst forth from his body, and his
silhouette suddenly blurred like a specter. The next instant, he was
already standing before Zhang Jiuxiao with his palm thrusting forth at an
Unprepared for this, Zhang Jiuxiao was sent flying by that palm strike,
and he crashed into the wall behind him.
“Bloodline ability! You are from the Zhang Clan?” Zhang Jiuxiao exclaimed
He was certain that the ability that the masked assailant had just used
was the unique ability of the Zhang Clan’s bloodline!
However, there was still no response from the masked assailant. Instead,
the latter flitted forward again, and the surrounding time seemed to have
slowed down in contrast to his movements. Before Zhang Jiuxiao could
realize it, he had already been struck squarely once more, and a mouthful
of blood escaped through his lips.
The Zhang Clan’s bloodline allowed one to struggle free from the
restraints of time and move at a speed faster than the limits of a human.
To the eye of an outsider, it would appear as if Zhang Jiuxiao had slowed
instead and was unable to keep up with the masked assailant.
This won’t do. At this rate, I’ll really be beaten to death by that
more punches, Zhang Jiuxiao felt his body swiftly creeping toward its
limits. He knew that he would not survive a few more punches, and his
eyes reddened in agitation.
He had come here to meet the First Elder, but instead of finding the
First Elder, he had found himself faced with a masked assailant. Every
single move that the latter executed was deadly, aimed right at his
vitals, and if this continued, he really might lose his life!
I can’t afford to hold back anymore.
Knowing that this was no time for him to be holding back his strength,
Zhang Jiuxiao took in a deep breath and closed his eyes.
He began driving his bloodline, and in an instant, everything before him
suddenly seemed to have started playing in slow motion.
This was the ability of the Zhang Clan’s bloodline!
He had been unable to use it in the past, but as his bloodline became
purer, he found himself being able to activate the ability with just a
As the surroundings slowed down, the movements of the charging masked man
immediately came into sight. Everything that he had not been able to
perceive previously appeared before him with the utmost clarity.
“Humph!” Zhang Jiuxiao raised his foot and sent a powerful kick over to
the other party.
Peng peng peng peng!
finger… all sorts of attacks rained down on the masked assailant like a
storm. The masked assailant never thought that Zhang Jiuxiao would be
able to move even faster than him, and before he could even react, he had
already been struck numerous times.
His body was forcefully pushed back, and with a spurt of blood, his back
slammed heavily into the wall.
“Die!” Knowing that there was a time limit to how long he could keep his
unique bloodline activated for, Zhang Jiuxiao had absolutely no intention
of holding back.
If he showed mercy to the assailant now, he could very well lose his life
once the duration of his unique bloodline went into cooldown.
He was not so kind as to give his life up for a stranger who wanted his
Peng peng peng peng!
A barrage of attacks fell on the masked assailant, completely
overwhelming the latter, leaving him no room to counterattack at all. But
just as Zhang Jiuxiao was about to launch the decisive move, a huge surge
of power suddenly burst forth from the assailant before him, knocking him
Following which, Zhang Jiuxiao felt an unbelievably strong power holding
his body in place, rendering him completely unable to move.
“W-what? How can you be so powerful?” Zhang Jiuxiao narrowed his eyes in
He had already reached Dimension Sundering realm primary stage, but even
so, the power emanating from the masked assailant was still able to
render him completely helpless. This meant to say that the person was at
least at Saint 9-dan… or perhaps even higher than that!
A person wielding such strength could be considered one of the strongest
figures in the clan, but it was incomprehensible why such a powerful
person would go to the extent of masking himself and attempting to
“Enough, let’s stop here.” The masked assailant’s deep voice reverberated
across the room.
Following which, the masked assailant’s aura continued to surge, and in
just the blink of an eye, it had already reached a level that Zhang
Jiuxiao had never before dared fathom.
“This voice…” At that moment, what had caught Zhang Jiuxiao’s attention
was not the overwhelming strength of the masked assailant but the
familiarity of his voice.
He raised his head, only to see the masked assailant taking off his mask,
revealing a very familiar face.
“First Elder, you…” Zhang Jiuxiao was stunned.
How could the vicious assailant whose every move had been aimed at his
vitals, determined to drag him down into the depths of hell, be the First
“Your bloodline is purer than even mine… Tell me, Zhang Jiuxiao, how
did you do it?” the First Elder asked in a calm, inquisitive voice,
devoid of any malice or hostility.
“You were… testing me out earlier?” Zhang Jiuxiao widened his eyes in
astonishment as cold sweat trickled down his back.
It was just a moment ago that his teacher had reminded him to maintain a
low profile, but he had already given himself away!
had much more to learn from his teacher.
His teacher had been able to keep his identity as the Celestial Master
Teacher under wraps from the rest of the world for such a long period of
time, but he could not even keep his bloodline concealed for more than a
day. Indeed, when it came to being humble and low profile, he still had a
long way to go!