Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1468
curbed. It swiftly grew larger and larger, and in less than two breath,
it had already covered the entire character with a weblike pattern.
“This… What’s going on?” Zhang Xu and the others leaped in fright.
It was still doing fine just a moment ago, so why would the character be
ruined all of a sudden?
The first one who came to be was Zhang Qin, and he hurriedly turned his
head over to Zhang Xuan.
That fellow had been causing damage wherever he went, so there was no one
else other than him! But still, to be able to reduce the ‘剑 (Sword)’
character to such a state just by looking at it… It seemed like they
had really been underestimating that fellow!
In this very moment, Zhang Xuan’s eyes were tightly shut. A powerful
burst of imposing Sword Intent shot forth from his body into the sky,
reminiscent of a powerful sword ascending toward the heavens. The Sword
Intent he was releasing grew stronger and stronger at the moment, almost
as if he was going to slice the heavens into two.
Weng weng weng!
The swords hanging on the wall began trembling non-stop, as if some kind
of pressure was pressing down heavily on them, inducing the deepest of
fears in them.
Not only so, Zhang Hen and the other also felt themselves losing control
over the sword qi in their bodies, drawn toward the young man standing
before them. It was as if there was some kind of massive magnet within
the young man’s body, wielding naturally command over all of the sword qi
Quintessence?” Zhang Hen’s face paled.
“That can’t be! We have all comprehended Sword Quintessences, and there’s
no way it could be so powerful!” Zhang Hen exclaimed in disbelief.
To be able to stand out amidst the Zhang Clan offspring in the field of
swordsmanship, it went without saying that they had already comprehended
Sword Quintessences. Even against the seniors of the Zhang Clan, they
would still be able to stand their grounds.
But back when they were comprehending their respective Sword
Quintessence, they didn’t induce such a frightening phenomenon either!
It was one thing to command the servitude of all swords, but to overpower
their command over their sword qi and even induce cracks in the ‘剑
(Sword)’ character… One must know that they had comprehended Sword
Quintessence themselves, and the ‘剑 (Sword)’ character was left behind
by the founder of the Zhang Clan!
This was already far beyond what an ordinary Sword Quintessence could do.
“Wait a moment! Could this be… Fusion of Quintessences?” Zhang Xu
suddenly thought of something, and he couldn’t help but widen his eyes in
“Fusion of Quintessences?”
The other two turned their heads over, unable to comprehend the term
which Zhang Xu had just used.
“I believe you should have also heard that there are five categories of
Sword Quintessences,” Zhang Xu said.
The other two nodded their heads.
Sword Quintessences could mainly be divided into Strength, Defense,
Dexterity, Speed, and Void. This was something which all swordmasters,
which had comprehended at least a Sword Quintessence, would know of.
“It’s not too difficult for those who possess particular aptitude toward
swordsmanship to comprehend a Sword Quintessence, but progressing beyond
that would be of great difficulty, such that there are hardly any cases
in the world. It’s rumored that both our clan head and Sword Saint Meng
have comprehended two Sword Quintessences,” Zhang Xu continued with a
slight hoarseness in his voice.
“However, there are also a few astoundingly talented swordmaster who has
managed to advance beyond that… As long as one comprehends three Sword
Quintessences, the individual Sword Quintessences would begin to fuse
with one another, and the phenomenon is known as the Fusion of
Quintessences! Any expert who manages to pull off this feat would find
their mastery of swordsmanship progressing by leaps and bounds, reaching
a level unimaginable by any sword practitioner…”
Hearing those words, Zhang Hen and Zhang Qin’s bodies quivered intensely
as a look of disbelief surfaced on their faces, “Do you mean to say
that… Zhang Xuan has managed to comprehend three Sword Quintessences?”
“How is that possible? He’s only twenty this year! Even if he were to
start learning swordsmanship back in his mother’s womb, there’s no way he
could possibly be able to pull this off!”
Even grasping a single Sword Quintessence had already taken them many
years, and picking up a second Sword Quintessence would only be manyfold
of that difficulty because one would have to consciously cast away one’s
habits and fighting style in order to pull off a different style. Yet,
for a twenty-year-old lad to master three Sword Quintessences and even
pull off the Fusion of Quintessences… How could there be someone that
monstrously talented in the world?
This was terrifying!
“Other than that, I can’t think of any other reason as to what is
happening anymore!” Zhang Xu shook his head. At this point, he pondered
for a moment before continuing on, “If it’s really Fusion of
Quintessences, the ‘剑 (Sword)’ character should reform very soon after
it absorbs the further refined Sword Intent that Zhang Xuan is
were slightly surprised to hear those words.
“Even though our founder has already comprehended the Speed Sword
Quintessence when he left behind this character, he knew that his mastery
of swordsmanship wasn’t any close to perfection. Thus, he designed this
character to fall apart automatically when an offspring of the Zhang Clan
reaches a higher level of mastery than him in Speed Sword Quintessence,
and it would be replaced with the other party’s deeper comprehension… I
have heard of this matter directly from the clan head, so it should be
true,” Zhang Xu said.
The reason why the founder had left behind the ‘剑 (Sword)’ character
was so as to aid his descendants to be able to better grasp the Speed
Sword Quintessence that he had passed down… But would his comprehension
really be the best way to comprehend the Speed Sword Quintessence?
Of course not!
To put it plainly, this character only showed a path that a sword
practitioner could take to comprehending the Speed Sword Quintessence.
There was nothing to say that this path was the shortest or even the best
one for one to take, and the founder recognized the limitations of his
own comprehension too.
And the fact that the ‘剑 (Sword)’ character was cracking at this
instant also proved that point as well.
If the power of the world was the greatest treasure that every man sought
for, Quintessences could be considered as the pathway leading to the
treasure. There were countless paths that one could take to the treasure,
and as long as one knew the general direction, one would eventually reach
the destination by pushing forth…
But every path was unique, and the amount of treasure one could toil back
would depend on the path one had taken as well. Some paths were narrower
than the others, so the amount of treasure they would able to bring back
home would be lesser. If a more convenient and wider path were to be
found, wasn’t the most natural thing to do was to make the switch over?
While the three of them were speaking, the ‘剑 (Sword)’ character
finally reached its limits and shattered apart.
In the moment that the character shattered, another new surge of Sword
Intent gushed into the clouds, and the overwhelming pressure held them
perfectly in place. Following which, the Sword Intent that suffused the
room began swiftly gathering on the wall, where the shattered ‘剑
(Sword)’ character previously was.
In the blink of an eye, a new, massive character had already appeared on
From afar, the character, be it its shape, size, or form, was perfectly
identical to the one before it. There was no discernible difference at
“What’s going on?” Zhang Qin turned to Zhang Xu and asked, a little taken
aback by the situation.
The replacing ‘剑 (Sword)’ character turned out to be perfectly
identical to the previous one… Did this character really surpass the
one that their founder had left behind?
“Don’t use your eyes to see it. Use your Sword Intent to perceive it!”
Seeing the uncomprehending look on Zhang Qin’s face, Zhang Xu shook his
head and explained.
“Use my Sword Intent to perceive it?”
Zhang Qin and Zhang Hen glanced at one another in confusion. They still
weren’t able to understand what Zhang Xu was saying.
look inward into your Sword Intent to feel the character on the wall!”
Zhang Xu explained patiently.
“I see… I’ll give it a try.” With still a slightly perplexed look,
Zhang Qin turned to the Sword Intent in his body and slowly extended it
outward into his surroundings.
Very soon, his Sword Intent came into contact with the character on the
wall, and in that instant, he froze on the spot.
It was almost as if the character had imprinted itself in his head as
soon as he perceived it. Even though it appeared to be identical to the
one before on the surface, the imposing air that it commanded previously
had alleviated significantly.
In fact, it felt far simpler and purer than before, and the reduced
complexity of the intent behind the character seemed to be more in
harmony with the world.
Harnessing the very same concept of speed, but the reformed ‘剑 (Sword)’
character before him guided him right toward the core of the Speed Sword
It was almost as if he had turned into the concept itself, swimming
amidst an ocean of sword qi.
Unknowingly, tears began trickling down Zhang Qin’s eyes as his body
quivered from agitation. “I have actually erred so much in my
comprehension of the Speed Sword Quintessence…”
To be able to perceive the crux of the Speed Sword Quintessence with his
senses, he would have no regrets in life even if he were to drop dead in
This was what he was feeling in this instant.
perceiving the character before him did he realize how laughable the
diligence he had put into refining his swordsmanship over the years was.
If their founder’s comprehension of the Speed Sword Quintessence were to
be described as a small hole barely big enough for a human to pass
through, the one before him would be the same as a vast passageway big
enough for multiple horse carriages to charge their way through side by
If he were to use this feeling to practice his swordsmanship, he would
definitely be able to improve at least two times faster than before!
For a twenty-year-old young man to be able to achieve a higher level of
understanding of the Speed Sword Quintessence than them and even their
founder within less than ten minutes…
This was inconceivable!
At this point, Zhang Qin couldn’t help but turn his gaze toward the young
man, only to see that the latter had finally lifted his head. He couldn’t
tell what was in the young man’s mind, but an air of solitude, as if an
expert who would never find an equal to converse with, seemed to flow
from his body.