Chapter 1014 – I Got an Ox for a Head
A large, black hand caught the bolt of lightning, and the blade paused, stopping above Li Qingshan’s head. A few strands of scarlet hair drifted down.
The Blade Soul of Frenzy Flower let out a sound of surprise.
Only now did Li Qingshan completely make out the Blade Soul of Frenzy Flower. She was no different from a regular female asura, except her appearance was particularly gorgeous and showy. Her long, blood-red hair rolled like down waves, and her figure that was even taller than his was clad in flowery armour, radiating with a sharp sense of murderousness.
This was the first time he had seen a real artifact spirit. The Soaring Dragon sword, the Bloodjaw blade, and the other weapons he had once wielded all possessed a certain level of awareness, but they were not exactly intelligent.
The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower gazed down at him from above, saying with some praise and mockery, “You sure are tough. Don’t waste my time. Just die!”
The blade suddenly pressed down, landing on his tiger bones and producing the screeching of metal.
Li Qingshan felt a sharp pain from his hand. Blood flowed down along his arm before turning into scorching flames. He was both surprised and overjoyed. He was surprised over the fact that his Ox Demon Forges its Hide had been cut through and overjoyed over the fact that this blade really was a powerful weapon.
“You’re a mere weapon, yet you still boast? Tremor!”
Black cracks emanated out from between Li Qingshan’s fingers, and the light collapsed and shattered. The blade thrummed.
“This power!?” The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower was slightly surprised. She wanted to pull the blade back, but Li Qingshan’s hands had firmly caught it.
“Obliterate!” Li Qingshan bellowed out, but before he could even spit out the winds, the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower seemed to anticipate his movements. She launched a roundhouse kick at his face.
Li Qingshan tilted his head slightly, and the wind brushed past the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower, producing a gully several thousand meters long in the ground.
“So you’re not an asura!” the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower said.
“How can you tell?” Li Qingshan asked.
“The attacks of Asura Kings can’t be read so easily!” The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower showed a hint of disdain and planted a foot on Li Qingshan’s face, pulling as hard as she could. “Let go!”
The earth beneath the Asura Altar of Armaments collapsed suddenly. Even the ground became riddled with cracks.
Li Qingshan unfurled his phoenix wings and rushed into the air. He asked, “Do Asura Kings possess strength as great as mine?”
The muscles on his arms rippled as he grabbed the blade firmly. The blade trembled and thrummed, but it was unable to break free. He could already tell that both the battle experience and skill of the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower surpassed his own. If she were free to use her bladesmanship, then she might really become a troublesome opponent.
Based on his fighting instincts, he made the most optimal choice—to never let go!
“It’s just brute force. Furious Bloom of the Frenzy Flower!”
The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower snorted coldly, and the flower-like blade suddenly opened up. The patterns on the blade itself flowed as rings upon rings of blade aura bloomed furiously, trying to swallow Li Qingshan.
“This is called the strength to overpower ten. Tremors of the Ox Demon!”
Li Qingshan gritted his teeth, but he ignored the blade aura on him. He poured all of his power of tremors into the blade.
“You’re asking to die!”
The figure of the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower trembled and faded in and out in an extremely unstable manner. The power of the Tremors of the Ox Demon could shatter space, as well as shake up the blade spirit. Meanwhile, her blade auras landed on Li Qingshan, but the attacks were unable to penetrate his Ox Demon Forges its Hide, which left her fuming inside. How is this kid’s skin so thick?
As a blade spirit, she could not leave the blade, and she had to use the blade to unleash her overwhelming abilities. Now that Li Qingshan had trapped her main body, she was like a toothless tiger. She was extremely vicious, but she did not possess the corresponding lethality. She felt great regret. She should not have been so careless in the beginning and allowed him to grab the blade.
“Hmph, I might not be able to stop the blade, but do you really think you can hurt me with some measly blade auras?” Li Qingshan shut his eyes firmly, and his skin darkened, pushing the Ox Demon Forges its Hide to the limit. He would endure whatever she threw at him.
“You coward! Let go and face me in battle! Don’t even think about gaining my recognition like this!” The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower was very frustrated. She had never encountered someone like him before.
“Shut your mouth, bitch! I’m undefeatable right now. Only an idiot would let go!” Li Qingshan said.
In the air, a man and a blade were entangled together, cursing each other out. They sometimes rose higher and sometimes sank lower, leaving the asura below dumbfounded.
Suddenly, they sailed across the sky like a meteor, hurling into a mountain and producing a deafening rumble.
The mountain collapsed, having been reduced to a great crater. Li Qingshan gripped the blade firmly in the crater and plunged it into the earth. The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower attacked him and cursed him, but he endured it silently. He was as resilient as a stubborn ox.
He used the four abilities of the ox demon at the same time. His dark ox hide blocked all damage, endless power channelled into his body from the earth, and he unleashed a great suction force from his palm, preventing the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower from breaking free. Meanwhile, waves of tremors surged into the blade constantly, shattering the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower’s resistance bit by bit.
He simply cast everything else aside and poured all of his efforts into the Ox Demon Transformation!
Li Qingshan abruptly experienced a wondrous feeling he had never experienced before. He was no longer a human, but an ox, not because of his cultivation method, but because he was born a calf.
Hehe, didn’t I grow up in a cowshed? Li Qingshan mocked himself inside.
He instinctively restrained the Blade Soul of Frenzy Flower as he sank into the wondrous feeling. He gradually entered a slight trance and his bearing began to change, becoming much heavier and more sedated. The violence of the tiger demon, the peace of the spirit turtle, and the elegance of the phoenix gradually receded.
The bloodline of the ox demon flowed violently through his body as the curved horns on his head became wider. His dark head extended and enlarged, resembling the head of an ox a little more. His large body became even more robust and powerful.
His feet turned into a pair of huge hooves and something new seemed to appear on his bottom. Looking back, it was actually an ox’s tail. He was unable to describe what he felt, and he could not help but let out a moo. His voice was rather deep, like it originated from the depths of the earth, echoing through the mountains slowly!
He had realised something. The Nine Transformations of the Demonic and Divine was demonstrating a new form. Apart from a balance, it turned out it could also push a single transformation to the limit!
Unleashing the various innate abilities of the ox demon became as easy and free as any other common task, particularly with the Ox Demon Forges its Hide and the Strength of the Earth. The dark colour seemed to seep into the depths of his skin, such that he no longer had to use it intentionally. When the sharp blade aura landed on his skin, it could no longer cause any harm at all.
Meanwhile, all of his actions were imbued with the Strength of the Earth. He had cast aside the other transformations, but he had become even greater in terms of strength. He gripped his hands firmly, and the blade could not even put up a struggle anymore.
“Whatever. I’ll just recognise you for now!” The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower suddenly let go. Li Qingshan was imbued with the Strength of the Earth and she was not. Her strength had almost run out.
Li Qingshan returned to his senses and shook his ox head. He discovered that he was a little unadjusted to it. He looked at the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower with his ox eyes and droned, “Not for now. If you’re not convinced, then we’ll continue!”