Chapter 1018 – A General Inferior to a Blade
It was not Yue Wuyang’s fault for being so surprised. The Asura Field was used to connect with the Asura realm, while the Asura Altar of Armaments took it one step further. It was directly connected to the Armoury of War and Chaos in the Asura realm.
The Asura realm was almost boundless, so it was relatively easy to connect with, but even that came at an extremely great cost. Meanwhile, the Armoury of War and Chaos was a holy land within the Asura realm. It was basically impossible for humans that were not asura to connect with it.
“I do!” Li Qingshan said like there was nothing strange about it.
Since everyone in the world already knew about the existence of Asura Fields, there was nothing to hide about Asura Altars of Armaments. He had obtained it far too easily anyway, so he did not find it to be particularly precious.
“Where did you get it from?” Yue Wuyang took a step forward. He was rather excited and also slightly unconvinced.
“Someone gave it to me,” said Li Qingshan.
“Gave it to you!” Yue Wuyang frowned. He did not believe it at all now. Why would anyone give away a treasure like that so easily?
“I just finished a great battle with someone that day, and suddenly, a voice rang out overhead, saying something like ‘Natural warrior, begin an endless battle of blood in the Asura realm’. I did want to go, but I still ended up turning him down after some thought. I said I would establish dominion over the entire Asura realm in the future, and then he just tossed out a stone disc from the blood-red swirl. Only afterwards did I learn it was called an Asura Altar of Armaments.” Li Qingshan explained calmly.
“You mean you received the Asura realm’s calling?”
Yue Wuyang was very shocked. Compared to the Unraging monk, he possessed a much deeper understanding of the Asura realm, and he viewed the Asura realm as the final promised land.
“If that is the Asura realm’s summoning.” Li Qingshan shrugged.
“After turning it down, it still gave you an Asura Altar of Armaments! You better not be boasting! Only souls that have fallen in battle will receive the Asura realm’s calling!”
As for establishing dominion over the entire Asura realm, that was just a madman’s nonsense through and through. It was not worthy of his attention.
“Probably because I’m awesome!” Li Qingshan shrugged. He could not be bothered with explaining too much. He could believe whatever he wanted.
“Can I take a look at the Asura Altar of Armaments?” Yue Wuyang decided to disregard Li Qingshan’s nonsense for now and take a look at the legendary Asura Altar of Armaments first.
With a thought, a blood-red swirl appeared from the Asura Field, and Yue Wuyang stepped inside eagerly, but what met him was a whistling streak of light. As it turned out, the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower had attacked him fearlessly.
“Impressive bladesmanship!” Yue Wuyang praised loudly. He gripped a halberd and equipped a set of armour, becoming entangled in a battle against the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower.
Immediately, blade aura criss-crossed, and the halberd danced furiously. The sound of clashing weapons was thunderous, forming a ruckus.
“Fellow Yue, let me get rid of this blade,” Li Qingshan’s voice rang out from outside the Asura Field.
“No need. I’d like to test this blade spirit’s capabilities!” Yue Wuyang said. In the moment they clashed, he had sensed that the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower’s bladesmanship was something else. Her martial prowess actually surpassed his slightly, which left him eager to test his own skill.
“Li Qingshan, don’t stick your nose in this!” the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower also called out. She had been subdued by Li Qingshan through brute force, so she was filled with frustration and fury right now. She wanted to use this opportunity to vent.
Sand and stones flew through the Asura Field and killing intent rushed into the sky. The blood-red swirl in the sky spun rapidly.
The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower became bolder the more she fought. Even when she could not completely unleash her bladesmanship in the real world like when she was in the space of blade intent, she still left Yue Wuyang feeling more and more shocked the more they fought. As a disciple of the school of the Military, he had trained and cultivated arduously for a thousand years, and he was confident that his martial prowess was no weaker than any regular Asura Kings, yet before the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower, he was actually overwhelmed again and again.
Sure enough, the legends are true. Every single weapon spirit from the Asura realm is thoroughly tempered, having experienced countless battles, while their martial prowess is at the acme. Obtaining one is like taking on a renowned master.
Yue Wuyang became even more fervent inside, but the greatest issue right now was how was he supposed to defeat this weapon spirit?
The current Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower was even stronger than when she first emerged from the Asura Altar of Armaments. After Li Qingshan refined the blade, they obviously established a connection, allowing her to draw energy from Li Qingshan. This basically solved the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower’s greatest worry.
Li Qingshan could turn down the blade spirit’s request, but the last thing he lacked was mischief. He provided the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower with energy proactively just to provide the Asura Field with resources to evolve.
“Alright. At least you’re of some use, kid. You’re not stingy!”
The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower communicated with Li Qingshan, but she sighed slightly inside. Weapons were still born to be used by people after all, and a blade with a master was simply stronger than a masterless blade. This kid was a little weak, but at least he possessed some potential, making him worthy of some guidance.
Li Qingshan grinned, which left the Unraging monk very curious. He asked, “What’re you smiling for?”
Li Qingshan waved his hand, and a blood-red light displayed the intense battle in the Asura Field.
The Unraging monk was very surprised too. Among the hundred schools, the school of the Military was most adept at battle. Yue Wuyang had truly lived up to his title as a Great General King too. He demonstrated startling ability, but he was actually overwhelmed by a single blade, so how could that not be surprising?
The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower fought to her satisfaction and directly merged with the Frenzy Flower Blade of Path’s End. All they could see was a rampaging streak of light now. Her body was the toughest part available, the blade itself, so there were no so-called vital points at all. She was even more troublesome of an opponent than an Asura King.
On the other hand, Yue Wuyang’s armour was already in tatters, and he was covered in wounds. While he had avoided the vital points, which prevented any lasting injuries, he still seemed to be in an extremely sorry shape.
“Just how did you subdue this blade?” the Unraging monk asked. Even he was not confident about subduing a blade like that.
“Through my charms!” Li Qingshan smiled.
“More like bonding over your repulsive habits! You better recall this blade quickly. Don’t let the Great General King embarrass himself too much.” The Unraging monk advised.
“If I did that, then wouldn’t it mean that the mighty Great General King can’t even defeat a blade?” Li Qingshan said.
This kid is always strutting around in front of him. I wonder what kind of expression he’ll have if he loses.
The Unraging monk obviously did not believe Li Qingshan’s excuse, but given the situation, it really was inconvenient to interfere.
Suddenly, the blade aura shot past Yue Wuyang like a flash, leaving behind a cut on his face. It had paused slightly because it had been greedy with this attack.
“You can forget about leaving!” Yue Wuyang’s eyes erupted with light, and his halberd hooked onto the blade. With his fingers open, he snatched the hilt and was about to suppress the Frenzy Flower Blade of Path’s End.
He’s asking for trouble! My blade is not that easy to take!
Li Qingshan was mentally connected with the Frenzy Flower Blade of Path’s End. He could clearly sense that she had done this intentionally. It was a trap.
Yue Wuyang had no other choice either. He definitely did not have the power to break the Frenzy Flower Blade of Path’s End, so the only way for him to achieve victory was to directly attack the blade spirit, but unbeknownst to him, the Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower was condensed from pure blade intent even if she was only a spirit and lacked any vitality. She was even stronger than the blade itself.
Sure enough, Yue Wuyang’s face changed, and he halted. He became riddled with openings.
The Blade Spirit of Frenzy Flower suddenly appeared and snatched over the Frenzy Flower Blade of Path’s End, swinging it at Yue Wuyang and laughing madly. “Die!”
She had used all of the moves that had failed against Li Qingshan on Yue Wuyang.