Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1473
that was happening before his eyes if his hands had not been too
preoccupied with dealing with the lightning bolts.
This is your freaking lightning tribulation!
I’m here to kill you, not to help you fend off your tribulation!
The First Elder was seething with so much fury that he was even
contemplating the possibility of casting aside his defense just to kill
that b*stard young man, but before he could make up his mind, another
bolt of lightning was already heading his way.
It was a much larger one this time around, and before he could even come
close, the overpowering energy harnessed within it was already
threatening to tear him apart.
Thus, he had no choice but to continue focusing his strength into dealing
with the lightning bolts.
Swiftly, his body grew more and more charred, and his aura was beginning
to wither as well.
This lightning tribulation was even more powerful than the Macrocosm
Ascendancy Ordeal. While the First Elder had already reached a level
surpassing the Macrocosm Ascendancy realm, it was still extremely
difficult for him to deal with something of this caliber.
It did not take long before he felt his blood beginning to sizzle from
the lightning that had bypassed his defense and seeped into his body, and
even his internal organs sustained some degree of damage as well.
Zhang Wuchen returned from the command tower as well. He had expected to
find a dead Zhang Xuan lying on the ground upon his return, but contrary
to his expectations, not only was the young man still alive and jumping,
it was the First Elder instead who was struck till he was on the verge of
This sight left him frozen on the spot, unsure of what he should do.
“Don’t bother with me, hurry up and kill that Zhang Xuan! Once he’s dead,
the lightning tribulation will dissipate!” the First Elder shrieked
anxiously as he defended against yet another bolt of lightning.
“Y-yes, I understand!” Knowing that the situation was urgent, Zhang
Wuchen quickly turned his gaze to Zhang Xuan.
At this moment, the latter was already sitting on the ground. As if a
drunk man, his body swayed uncontrollably on the spot, and from time to
time, a spasm would run through his body in the form of a shudder. It was
a truly bizarre sight to behold.
“Quick, kill him!” the First Elder urged.
Upon hearing the command, Zhang Wuchen gritted his teeth and dashed over.
Before Zhang Wuchen could reach Zhang Xuan or even comprehend what was
happening at all, he found himself abruptly collapsing powerlessly onto
the ground, his body charred from head to toe. A bolt of lightning had
fallen on him too.
“Argh! Just what the heck is going on here!” the First Elder howled in
did it feel like the lightning tribulation was protecting that fellow?
In normal cultivation ordeals, the lightning tribulation would be dying
to eradicate the cultivator who had summoned it… so why in the world
was the lightning tribulation protecting this young man so desperately?
It was obvious that it was striking down on anyone who dared make a move
And this was not all…
While the lightning tribulation tortured us with its unending barrage of
lightning bolts, it actually left you to rest leisurely on the ground…
what the heck is this?
Zhang Wuchen was caught off guard by the abrupt assault, but he swiftly
recovered and continued dashing toward Zhang Xuan. He knew that he had to
kill the young man for everything to end. However, before he could get to
the latter, yet another bolt of lightning fell on him once more, crushing
him back down to the ground.
Not only that, as if it was frightened that he would get back up, the
lightning tribulation sent countless bolts of lightning down upon him in
rapid succession, such that in the blink of an eye, Zhang Wuchen’s body
had already scrunched up together, and an aroma was wafting from his
The First Elder’s clawed at his hair.
The lightning tribulation was definitely doing it on purpose—definitely!
“First Elder, Third Elder…”
moment, the commotion had already drawn in another dozen Zhang Clan
elders, and when they saw the sight before them, their mouths opened in
The First Elder’s face paled upon seeing them, and he hurriedly bellowed,
“Don’t come over…”
Unfortunately, his warning came too late. Before the group of elders
could grasp the First Elder’s warning, a cluster of lightning had already
fallen on them
And just like that, the group of elders fell helplessly from the sky onto
the ground, forming a particularly miserable sight.
Looking the collapsed elders around him, and then the utter ruination
that extended to the horizon, the First Elder screamed in deep agony.
Twenty years ago, the Meng Sword Saint had gone on a rampage and caused
great damage and injured many of the elders, but compared to what was
happening at that moment, the destruction back then was nothing at all.
Something of this caliber could no longer be termed as destruction—it
“Zhang Xuan, our Zhang Clan will never forgive you for this! I will never
forgive you for this!” the First Elder shrieked furiously as a mouthful
of blood spilled out of his mouth.
The spewed blood seemed to have alleviated the stifled sensation in the
First Elder’s chest significantly, and he immediately pushed against the
ground and flitted in Zhang Xuan’s direction.
from the lightning tribulation today, I swear that I’m going to rip you
In the midst of his movements, lightning continued falling relentlessly
on the First Elder’s body. In response to that, the First Elder scrunched
his body as tightly as possible to protect his vitals and reduce the area
of contact with the lightning bolts. He would still sustain severe
injuries despite so, but with his cultivation, he would still be able to
last for a quite a while.
Regardless of how severe the injuries that he sustained were, he was
determined to kill the young man and terminate that madness!
Once the young man was killed, everything would be resolved!
On the ground, the giddy-headed Zhang Xuan watched as the desperate First
Elder placed his life on the line in order to get to him, and he could
not help but shake his head.
Has that old fellow lost his mind?
In truth, Zhang Xuan was in a bad state as well. If the First Elder
really got to him, he was in no position to retaliate.
In order to curb the lightning tribulation, he had ended up absorbing far
too much lightning energy into his Primordial Spirit. While he still did
manage to fit his Primordial Spirit back into his body through the
Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel, the imbalanced power between his
Primordial Spirit and his body still left him with near-intolerable
vertigo, such that even standing up was a difficulty for him.
Azure Dragon Beast, Inferno Qilin, go and ward him off for me!”
Knowing that he was in no state to escape, Zhang Xuan rubbed his glabella
in frustration as he issued an order to his tamed beasts.
The two beasts materialized from the Myriad Anthive Nest and swiftly
charged toward the First Elder in order to stop him in his tracks.
“Don’t block my way, or else I’ll show you two no mercy either!” The
First Elder glared at the two saint beasts with eyes even colder than the
most cold-blooded of beasts.
He tapped his finger forward, and two massive palm prints immediately
fell toward each of the two saint beasts.
The Inferno Qilin and Netherworld Azure Dragon beast did not back down
from the First Elder’s offense. With the strongest attacks they had, they
collided head-on with the two palm strikes, and a sea of flames swiftly
engulfed the surroundings with an explosion.
With the widespread destruction that was happening, even Zhang Jiuxiao,
who was currently recuperating from his wounds, was jolted awake. The
room that he was in was one of the very few buildings that were still
standing due to the powerful formation protecting it, but when he walked
out of the room and saw countless heaps of rubble replacing the majestic
buildings that had once towered in their very exact spot, he immediately
fell into a daze.
thought suddenly came to Zhang Jiuxiao’s mind, and he immediately rushed
for the center of the commotion.
Very soon, he saw a pale-faced Zhang Xuan sitting on the ground, wobbling
feebly on the spot, and he hurriedly dashed over to support the latter’s
“T-this… Teacher, are you fine? What happened?” Zhang Jiuxiao asked
While he was a member of the Zhang Clan as well, he had always been
belittled and neglected as a mere offspring of the side family. The Zhang
Clan had never seemed to consider him as one of their own, and in
reciprocation to that, Zhang Jiuxiao had never strongly identified as a
member of the Zhang Clan. His loyalty toward the Zhang Clan could only be
considered shallow at best.
As such, while the magnificent city being reduced to rubble did leave him
rather appalled, what he was more concerned about was the feeble state
that his teacher was in.
“I’m fine. It’s just that I’m a little unaccustomed to this… I’ll be
alright after some rest.” Zhang Xuan waved his hand weakly.
A soul too powerful would have problems fusing back with its body; this
was something that he had realized a long time ago. For this reason, he
had been careful to avoid taking in excessive spiritual energy into his
Had it not been an emergency, he never would have resorted to such a
course of action.
Hearing that his teacher was fine, Zhang Jiuxiao heaved a sigh of relief
and said, “Teacher, I’ll protect you!”
“Thank you.” Zhang Xuan nodded before closing his eyes. He swiftly drove
the Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel in order to reduce the pressure
that his Primordial Spirit was exerting on his body.
the splitting headache that felt as if his brain was being grated still
refused to subside. Realizing that it would be difficult for him to
recover in the short run, he shook his head and opened his eyes once more.
He knew that it would not be so easy to resolve this problem. Otherwise,
he would not have fainted from this issue back then.
“Zhang Jiuxiao, given everything that has happened, there’s unlikely to
be any room for reconciliation between me and the Zhang Clan anymore.
Thus, there are some matters that I will have to entrust to you in
advance,” Zhang Xuan said grimly.
“Teacher, please speak!” Zhang Jiuxiao replied.
“Given the purity of your bloodline, I reckon that the Zhang Clan will
likely send you to marry the little princess of the Luo Clan. If that
happens, you mustn’t accept it at any cost,” Zhang Xuan said.
“I understand!” Zhang Jiuxiao nodded. After which, he waited for his
teacher to continue, but the latter did not continue speaking. Perplexed,
he asked, “Teacher, is that all? If I may ask, why can’t I marry the
little princess of the Luo Clan?”
His teacher had used such a grave tone just to inform him of such a minor
“Why? That’s because…” Zhang Xuan looked at Zhang Jiuxiao intently
“The little princess of the Luo Clan is your teacher’s wife-to-be!”