Chapter 1013 – An Offering of Weapons, the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower
Night had just descended. The evening bell lingered on Great Buddha mountain, and the Unraging monk became serious for once too. He sat on the grey stone tablet and shut his eyes, reciting the scriptures quietly.
“Choose yourself!” The Unraging monk flicked his finger without even opening his eyes. A sumeru ring spun into Li Qingshan’s palm.
The sumeru ring was different, enveloped in a thick layer of demon qi and greyish-brown in colour. Li Qingshan opened it and took a look, and his eyes immediately lit up. It was cluttered with who knew how many demonic artifacts, ranging from blades and spears to swords and halberds. Just the demonic treasures inside amounted to five or six, which left him overjoyed.
The Unraging monk had watched the Demon Suppression hall for all these years. Demonfolk did not like to use external tools as much as human cultivators, but he still ended up accumulating many demonic artifacts. This was exactly what Li Qingshan needed right now, so he smiled. “I don’t need to choose.”
“What, there’s none that you like?” The Unraging monk opened his eyes by a crack.
“Thank you master. I’ll be taking it all.”
“Brat, you’ve come to rob me!” the Unraging monk opened his eyes fully and said furiously.
“You sure are stingy, master. Whatever. I won’t take it for free. I’ll offer something in exchange, alright?”
Li Qingshan took out all the spoils he had collected in the south. Although he had offered up all the weapons already, the pills, shaman gu, cultivation methods, and so on still amounted to a sizable sum. He brought out everything, including the Blood Oath Scroll, which left the place shining with the glow of artifacts for a moment.
“How many people did you kill in the south?” The Unraging monk glanced through the items. They clearly did not come from a single cultivator. He also felt amazed inside.
“I was just upholding justice and purging demons. If it isn’t enough, please bear with it, master.” Li Qingshan smiled.
“Whatever. I have no use for these demonic artifacts anyway, but you have to tell me what you’re planning to do with all these demonic artifacts,” the Unraging monk questioned.
In terms of value, the demonic treasures alone far outclassed everything Li Qingshan had taken out, but as a righteous sect of buddhism, disciples of the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga could not refine demonic artifacts. If they became contaminated by the demonic nature, it would be terrible, and reforging them was quite troublesome too.
The world had been at peace for several thousand years, so the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga was not lacking buddhist artifacts and buddhist treasures. The Unraging monk could sell them to demonic cultivators, but he would never do that.
“I have a use for them,” Li Qingshan said.
“Don’t even think about touching a single demonic artifact if you don’t explain yourself!” The Unraging monk grabbed Li Qingshan’s wrist. He was just afraid he would run off with all these demonic artifacts to build some underground organisation.
“Don’t you trust me?” Li Qingshan asked.
“I trust you, but you still have to show me some respect. I’m still your master after all!” the Unraging monk said.
Even the Unraging monk himself felt like he was doing terribly as a master. When other masters questioned their disciples, their disciples would answer them candidly. Since when was there a master who had to ask his own disciple for respect?
“Have you heard of the Asura Altar of Armaments before?” Li Qingshan asked.
“The Asura Altar of Armaments! Even the Great General King doesn’t have one. Where did you get it from?” the Unraging monk asked in surprise. That was even rarer than Asura Fields.
“Some guy from the Asura realm gave it to me!” Li Qingshan shrugged.
“Probably because he thought I have quite a future ahead of me and wants to befriend me! He even invited me to the Asura realm, but I turned him down,” said Li Qingshan.
“You’re thinking of ascending to the Asura realm in the future?” the Unraging monk asked.
“Perhaps!” Li Qingshan answered. He could not help but admit that place of endless slaughter was a very big temptation to him.
“The Asura realm is not a lesser realm, but it still pales in comparison to the Heaven realm and Human realm!” The Unraging monk shook his head and felt a little overwhelmed. Just how old is this kid, and he’s already discussing the topic of ascension with me?
“At least it’s better than the Demon domain!”
“I’ll break your legs if you even think about going to the Demon domain!” the Unraging monk said. The thing he worried about the most was Li Qingshan actually becoming a demonfolk after practising the Battle Demon Statuary.
“Master, I’ll be honest with you. I’m definitely going to pay a visit to the Demon domain, but not to mess around with demonfolk.”
Ever since the battle with the Unraging monk, Li Qingshan became even more unwilling to fall out with him in consideration of his trust, so he intentionally hinted at certain things, so even if his identity as Northmoon was exposed in the future, at least it would not ruin their relationship as master and disciple.
“And why’s that?” the Unraging monk asked.
“I have an enemy there. I need to kill him!” Li Qingshan mentioned lightly.
“I’d tell you to quit dreaming. The Demon domain is extremely vast and extremely chaotic. Even if you neglect the possibility that you can’t find your enemy, he might have been killed by other demonfolk already before you can even enter the Demon domain.”
The Unraging monk thought Li Qingshan had formed a feud with a Demon King in the south.
“Qingqi mountain should be very easy to find! And Qiongqi probably won’t be killed so easily either,” said Li Qingshan.
The Unraging monk was taken aback. He waved his fat hand. “Go hold your offering. I don’t want to hear your insane nonsense!”
He had obviously heard about Qiongqi before. He was one of the twelve Demon Gods of the Demon domain, a true god. Why would Li Qingshan be qualified to feud with him? He only brushed it off as a joke.
“Oh right, and this.” Li Qingshan then took out a spiritual stone and flicked it over.
When the Unraging monk saw the spiritual stone, he did not take it too seriously. Only when it ended up in his hands did it leave him astounded. The spiritual stone gave off a gentle, green haze, and the spiritual qi was abundant and pure. It could basically rival a Monk King’s śarīra, and it contained a hint of the profound laws of the world.
“The Great Banyan Tree King gave it to me. You’ve been quite nice to me, master, so you better not say I’m not good enough to you.” Li Qingshan waved his hand and entered the Asura Field with that.
The Unraging monk gazed at the spiritual stone in his hand and guessed that it came from the Mist Province cauldron. He shook his head with a smile, feeling both delighted and helpless.
When the Unraging monk accepted him as his disciple in the past, he wanted to guide the direction of his advance, but Li Qingshan did not give him that opportunity at all, striding away blindly. He had caught up to him already, and perhaps before long, he would completely surpass him.
“Qingshan, oh Qingshan. Just where are you headed?”
Under the blood-red clouds, Li Qingshan stepped onto the Asura Altar of Armaments under the gaze of a group of asura with Yin Qing at the lead.
He felt slightly eager. He was far more powerful right now than when he obtained Tiger’s Fang, and he had prepared many more offerings. Just what kind of blade would he obtain this time?
As a result, he no longer suppressed or concealed his aura. His scarlet hair danced like fire, and his daemon qi rushed into the air. The Asura Altar of Armaments under his feet trembled.
So powerful! He’s become even more powerful. Yin Qing licked her lips, finding this to be quite unbelievable. He seemed to have surpassed the constraints of time.
“Blade!” Li Qingshan called out.
The figure of a blade leapt out from the mottled altar.
Li Qingshan placed the demonic treasures onto the Asura Altar of Armaments one by one. When he placed down the fourth, the Asura Altar of Armaments suddenly lit up with a blood-red ring, producing the sound of clashing weapons as if a weapon was about to leap out.
“Frenzy of the Tiger Demon!”
Li Qingshan clenched his fist and immediately used the tiger demon’s innate ability. Murderousness surged and malice erupted. The blood-red swirl in the sky began to spin. His skin became a scarlet red as the black tiger markings formed three lines on his head.
He roared inside, Still not enough! It needs to be stronger!
The blood-red light dimmed again, recognising Li Qingshan’s strength and desiring even more offerings.
Only when Li Qingshan placed all six demonic treasures in there did the blood-red light appear again, even more turbulent than last time.
“Possession of the Battle Demon!”
Li Qingshan roared. His demon heart flashed with light, and demon qi rose up to three hundred meters in the sky. The image of the demon on his back flew out, flowing back into his body right when it was about to turn into a battle demon.
Like the straw that broke the camel’s back, Li Qingshan staggered and dropped down on one knee. His body shook violently as if he could not endure it anymore. He gritted his teeth firmly as his lips curled into a smile.
The blood-red light dimmed once more. Only when Li Qingshan placed several hundred demonic artifacts into the Asura Altar of Armaments did a column of blood-red light rush into the sky. Thousands of weapons thrummed and sang.
Yin Qing who watched on from afar frowned. She thought, He’s biting off more than he can chew. A weapon he obtains like this will be almost impossible to wield!
Weapons were not always better when they were stronger. There were no powerful asura armaments that did not try to devour their masters. There had been countless instances where asura had become slaves to powerful weapons
Bang! Li Qingshan slammed down with his hand. “Come out!”
The blood-red light condensed and gathered together before forming a single streak in the end that shattered and dispersed.
A blade was planted on the Asura Altar of Armaments. It was huge and magnificent, putting on a flagrant and reckless display like a gorgeous, blooming flower. The stem served as the hilt, and the petal served as the edge, spitting out a single, wide blade. The blade itself was covered in graceful patterns that resembled petals. It did not look like a weapon, but more like a piece of art. He seemed to be able to smell the fragrance of flowers.
A smear of joy appeared on Li Qingshan’s face. He sucked in a deep breath and stopped his abilities. His body split open at countless different parts, spraying and soaking him in blood.
This was the first time he had used these two explosive moves together, and it was actually a little difficult for his body to endure. However, it made sense when he thought about it. The Frenzy of the Tiger Demon had always been about pushing his battle prowess to the limit. If he threw the Possession of the Battle Demon into the mix, it would only make matters worse for him.
Fortunately, he had not used it on the battlefield, or it would be difficult for him to wield it even if he possessed terrifying strength. He had to take his time and adjust first!
“Though, at least I’ve finally succeeded!” Li Qingshan extended his hand, about to test out the power of this blade, when another hand beat him to it. It closed around the hilt, and with a clang, the blade was drawn out with ease.
Li Qingshan’s eyes narrowed. Only now did he see the blade’s true appearance. It was even larger than he imagined it to be, almost the same height as him. The arc in the blade formed a flagrant curve.
In that moment, the blade erupted with light like the furious bloom of a flower. It was a hundred times brighter than the sun. An unruly aura filled his face, followed by sharp killing intent, not a floral fragrance.
Li Qingshan gazed into the light and vaguely made out the figure of a woman, holding the blade high in the air. He was uncertain and thought, Who is she? How can she approach me silently? Don’t tell me Yin Qing shifted over to steal the blade?
“Be careful! That’s the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower!” Yin Qing called out in the distance.
“The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower!” Li Qingshan frowned, only to hear a voice from the light. “Little guy, you’re still not worthy of becoming my master. How dare you use these puny tricks to fool the Armoury of War and Chaos and disturb my sweet dreams! You can die!”
The blade fell, swinging towards Li Qingshan like a bolt of lightning!