Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1472
easily with his sword art, but who could have known that the other party
would redirect his strength into the lightning tribulation instead?
It was a taboo to intervene in the cultivation ordeal of another
cultivator. If someone did intervene, not only would it grow in size and
intensity, it would even launch a barrage of destructive attacks on the
It was for this reason that he did not dare stop the falling lightning
bolts despite the devastating damage they had been causing to the city.
He did not think that he would actually slip up just like that.
Knowing that he would be zapped to death if he did not defend against the
bolt of lightning falling on him, the First Elder could not afford to
focus his attention on dealing with Zhang Xuan anymore. He swiftly
flicked his wrist and sent a powerful palm strike forward.
The clash between the ferocious bolt of lightning and the First Elder’s
mighty palm strike induced ripples of shockwaves to diffuse into the
surroundings, resulting in the complete collapse of all buildings and
formations in the vicinity.
As powerful as the lightning strike was, the First Elder was even
stronger. As a 9-star master teacher, his cultivation had already
surpassed the bottleneck of Saint 9-dan; there was no way a bolt of
lightning of this caliber would be able to hurt him.
While he was fending off the lightning, Zhang Xuan made use of this
opportunity to slip his Primordial Spirit into the storm clouds and
vanished from sight.
To slip into the lightning in his Primordial Spirit form… isn’t he
Elder could hardly believe what he was seeing.
Previously, he had thought that the other party was dashing toward the
storm clouds in order to conceal his true goal, but to think that he was
really planning to get into the storm clouds!
Due to the strong yin attribute of a soul oracle’s Primordial Spirit,
soul oracles were deeply fearful of lightning. Was diving right into the
storm clouds not as good as committing suicide?
Regardless of whether he’s seeking his own death or not, since he’s a
soul oracle, the Master Teacher Pavilion will not fault me for killing
The First Elder harrumphed as he turned his gaze to Zhang Xuan’s
still-trapped physical body with his eyes filled with killing intent.
In the first place, it was his duty as a master teacher to slay all soul
oracles that came his way!
He had still had some considerations about laying his hands on the young
man in the past, but given the current situation, there was no need for
him to hesitate anymore!
He swiftly gathered sword qi at his fingertip once more, preparing to
reduce the young man’s physical body into meat paste so that his
Primordial Spirit would have nowhere to return to, but before he could
make his move, another thick bolt of lightning zapped down in his
The First Elder’s hair immediately stood on end, and he hurriedly used
his sword qi to fend off the lightning bolt.
The collision of the forces ended with the triumph of the First Elder’s
sword qi, but at the same time, it seemed like the lightning tribulation
had determined him to be its primary target. It relentlessly sent bolts
of lightning one after another toward him, leaving him a little flustered.
What a relief that everything worked out according to plan! Zhang Xuan
thought as his Primordial Spirit gazed down at the situation.
Given his current strength, he was absolutely no match for the First
Elder. Even if he hurled all of his means toward the latter, he still
would not stand the slightest chance. Thus, he was left with no choice
but to intentionally release a slight hint of his soul oracle aura in
hopes of drawing the First Elder’s attack toward him and redirecting it
toward the lightning tribulation.
Once the First Elder got caught up with the lightning tribulation, even
if he was one of the strongest experts in the world, it still would be no
easy feat for him to struggle free of its pestering.
But this lightning tribulation is ultimately still a threat to me, so
I’ll have to deal with it as soon as possible. Given what’s happened so
far, there’s no way I’ll be able to deal with it face-on. I guess there’s
only that way then, Zhang Xuan analyzed.
Knowing that he had gotten the First Elder off his back for the time
being, Zhang Xuan hurriedly turned his attention toward the storm clouds.
So far, he only knew of one feasible way to get rid of the storm
clouds—absorb its energy furiously until it finally fled in fear.
However, his body and Primordial Spirit were already in a bloated state,
and he had no cultivation technique that he could use for a breakthrough
either. To make matters worse, time was not on his side. All it would
take was a split second of freedom from the lightning tribulation for the
First Elder to destroy his physical body.
“Absorb!” Zhang Xuan gritted his teeth viciously, and with a deep roar,
he began devouring the surrounding lightning energy as if a massive whale
As Zhang Xuan began absorbing the lightning energy unreservedly, his
Primordial Spirit, which had already reached ten meters in height due to
his reckless absorption of energy in the past, swiftly broke free of its
bottleneck and began growing once more at an unprecedentedly rate.
It was only out of fear that his Primordial Spirit would grow too big and
be unable to fuse back into his body properly, as had happened several
times in the past, that he had not dared to absorb energy recklessly
anymore. However, given the predicament that he was in, he could not care
about that anymore. If he could not control the lightning tribulation
soon, he would be the one to lose his life!
Energy gathered around him at an ever-increasing rate, and very soon, a
vortex appeared in the ocean of lightning energy with him at the very
eye, supplying him with seemingly endless energy.
In less than a minute, his Primordial Spirit had already grown to a size
of twenty meters. Even amid the vast expanse of storm clouds, he still
towered like a giant.
still continue on, you know? At the very most, I’ll just perish together
with you!” Zhang Xuan sneered coldly.
He could sense that the arrogant lightning tribulation, which had been
determined to claim his life from a moment ago, had grown a little
hesitant. The lightning energy in his surroundings had visibly grown
quieter than before, and the storm clouds were trembling a little,
seemingly out of fear.
It had thought that by gathering all of its kin and friends, it would be
able to get rid of this fellow once and for all. However, not even in its
wildest dreams could it have imagined that the young man would actually
have such a trump card up his sleeve, allowing him to take in lightning
energy endlessly, as if a black hole. At this rate, its entire tribe
might just lose their life!
Decisiveness is a mark of a true hero. Fully understanding this logic,
the lightning tribulation did not spend too long hesitating before it
decisively chose to turn around and flee.
Knowing that it would react in such a manner, Zhang Xuan swiftly sent a
telepathic message to it.
“Do you think that I’ll allow you to get away after everything that
you’ve done? Mark my words, if you flee right now, I’ll vow to sap you
dry every time you appear in this world! If you don’t want that to
happen, you’d better listen to my instructions right now. I have some
things that I want you to do for me!”
He had no idea whether the lightning tribulation was capable of
comprehending his words or not, but he was certain that it possessed its
own consciousness. Otherwise, it would not have been scared into fleeing
each time it encountered him.
It has finally stopped its attacks…
the storm clouds, the First Elder finally managed to catch a breather
from the relentless assault of the storm clouds.
As powerful as he was, it was still difficult to cope with the seemingly
endless barrage of attacks from the lightning bolts, not to mention that
each lightning bolt was by no means weak. Even at this moment, he could
still feel his heart pounding in discomposure.
He might have succumbed to the lightning bolts if the lightning
tribulation had continued striking him at that rate, but since it had
stopped, it probably would not attack anymore. Thus, he quickly turned
his gaze over to Zhang Xuan’s physical body with animosity reflected in
“From the moment you began practicing the arts of soul oracles, you
should have known that this was the outcome that you would face!” The
First Elder harrumphed as he thrust a palm strike toward the young man’s
The killing intent behind the First Elder’s attack immediately triggered
the Mind of Void, and Zhang Xuan’s body instinctively attempted to move
to dodge the attack. However, the First Elder’s Spatial Suppression was
still locking him firmly in place, rendering all of his struggling futile.
At this moment, once again, before the palm strike could reach Zhang
Xuan, a streak of lightning bolted down toward the First Elder.
Unlike the ones that the First Elder had faced before, this very
lightning bolt was several times larger and stronger, to the extent that
it seemed as if it would combust the surrounding air. It was the kind of
attack that fully displayed the overwhelming prowess of nature in
subduing everything that dared defied it, leaving those standing against
it feeling utterly helpless and despaired.
Goosebumps rose all over the First Elder’s body from the sheer danger he
felt from the bolt of lightning.
attack you earlier, but I didn’t do it on purpose! You also had your
vengeance striking me again and again, so surely you don’t have to be so
perverse as to come after me again and again, right? Or will you only be
happy after you send me down to my grave?
Furthermore… I can understand why you would want to strike me, but the
person who has summoned you here is just over there, sleeping with his
eyes closed. Shouldn’t you strike him as well?
As stifled as the First Elder was, he knew that he would have to focus
all of his strength into dealing with it, or else even with his
cultivation realm, he would still sustain severe injuries from it. Thus,
he swiftly redirected the might of his palm strike over to deal with the
As the two powers met one another, a devastating shockwave rippled into
the surroundings, tearing open a massive spatial rift at the center and
disintegrating everything that it came into contact with.
“Cough cough cough cough!”
Eventually, the First Elder did successfully withstand the lightning
bolt, but he still sustained a certain degree of damage. Charred marks
could be seen all over his body.
I have to kill that b*stard before this lightning tribulation dissipates!
Knowing that it would be dangerous if several more lightning bolts of
this caliber fell on him, the First Elder clenched his jaw furiously and
sent a punch toward Zhang Xuan.
But as if the lightning tribulation was intent to protect Zhang Xuan, it
struck down rapidly on the First Elder once again before the punch could
Smoke rose from the First Elder’s convulsing body. The frenzied elder
turned his gaze toward Zhang Xuan once more, only to see that the latter
had opened his eyes at some point in time and was looking straight at the
“I’ll leave him to you for the time being. I’m going to rest for a
After saying those words, Zhang Xuan made use of the shockwave from one
of the lightning bolts to break free of the Spatial Suppression before
leisurely making his way down to the ground.