Chapter 1254: Like this?
In front of Gu Qing Shan’s vision, a row of numbers were constantly moving.
It was his remaining Soul Points value, being reduced by at a rate of a few dozen points per second.
Whenever Li Chun Dao and Wang Shun attempted to struggle with a lot of strength, the number would jump at an even faster rate.
So Azure Dragon Origin Hex – Binding consumes Soul Points to use.
Gu Qing Shan silently thought.
Origin power of the soul and world’s origin power, these were the two most advanced types of power.
The Dragon Hex used ‘replying to being called’ as the basis of the Causality Law, which then consumed the most advanced type of power in order to accomplish this Causality restraint, truly impressive.
When they travelled to the era of the Awaitings’ creation of [Order], the Thousand Dragon Ancestor must have suspected that something of considerable significance was occurring in the future, otherwise Lady Fusi wouldn’t have returned to the distant past despite the great costs.
For that reason, he used a secret technique to observe Gu Qing Shan’s way of combat, then granted him the Azure Dragon Origin Hex as a trump card to aid his and Fusi’s battle.
Gu Qing Shan’s mind quickly turned, moving his gaze away from the War God UI, he looked at the two in front of him.
No need to continue wasting Soul Points.
Since I’ve confirmed that these two are the original, not yet replaced.
Even with their status in the School of Shan Hai, they still haven’t reached that point…
It seems only the strongest people in the entirety of the Tomb of Myriad Beasts had been replaced so far.
Having confirmed his thoughts, without any intentions of wasting his hard-earned Soul Points any longer, Gu Qing Shan spoke: “Gentlemen, I came here to tell you that I’m heading to the Wraith realm”
He abruptly stopped just as he was about to leave.
These two have already reached a considerable level of spirit linking.
If they actually manage to reach that highest level of spirit linking in the near future, wouldn’t that mean they’d be replaced by monsters from the great tomb?
Gu Qing Shan reached his hands out and swiped at the void of space.
He wielded the twin swords Heaven and Earth.
——-after 10 days of slumber, the Heaven sword had awoken.
Gu Qing Shan turned to the two of them with an apologetic expression.
“I’m very sorry, I truly didn’t want to do this”
Before he finished, his swords had already flashed.
Without hesitation, he performed the Asura Deific King’s sword technique——–
[Rahu’s Eclipse of Sun and Moon]
Boundless flames and frost struck their bodies.
They were unable to dodge, having no choice but to bear the brunt of the two Divine Skills [Parting Fire] and [Freezing Frost] head-on.
Gu Qing Shan had already fought against Wang Shun once before, so he briefly assumed the limits of their endurance before releasing the Azure Dragon Hex and triggering the final Divine Skill.
Mind Sword, [Sun Moon Eclipse]!
After his countless hardships and combat, his swordsmanship had already reached the peak of Convergence realm, which could break through at any moment.
Because of that, this [Sun Moon Eclipse] was accompanied by some unprecedented supernatural phenomena.
——–the flames and frost abruptly surrounded the two people, manifesting as a scorching brilliant sun and a chilling luminous moon.
Some sort of unspeakable power erupted from Gu Qing Shan’s body, then washed over the two shining celestial bodies.
In an instant.
The sun and the moon both faded, the world fell to darkness.
The two people were sent flying.
“What kind of swordsmanship is this! How could it possess such power!” Wang Shun spat out some blood, unable to accept this result.
Both of his arms were trembling, unable to even hold his sword.
Gu Qing Shan glanced at him, then at Li Chun Dao, confirming that they had merely sustained intermediate-level injuries.
——-for the short foreseeable future, they would need to recuperate, unable to conduct spirit linking.
“This is a sword technique of the Asura. In fact, with my current level of swordsmanship, I’m still far from being able to exert its true power”
Gu Qing Shan sighed, then continued: “The Apocalypses are endless, the great tomb is eerie, all of you have much to ponder”
“What are you trying to say?” Li Chun Dao scowled and asked.
He was quite a bit stronger than Wang Shun, so he was able to sense that the other party was holding back.
——Gu Qing Shan did not kill us, in fact, his attacks were devoid of any real killing intent.
This person, what is he trying to do?
Hearing that, Gu Qing Shan’s eyes lit up slightly.
——who would’ve thought, this seemingly reckless man was such an attentive person, capable of recognizing the hints in my words.
But with what I’m about to do, I can’t tell them.
“Go ahead and recuperate, just know that I’m not your enemy——- perhaps you’ll understand in the future”
Gu Qing Shan replied.
——not our enemy?
That’s probably true since you clearly have the ability to kill us right now.
Then, what exactly is going on?
Li Chun Dao was confused.
His lips twitched a bit, then said: “Gu Qing Shan, an Apocalypse will soon attack the Western Sea Grotto”
“Apocalypse?” Gu Qing Shan asked in surprise.
“That’s right, an Apocalypse that cannot be destroyed. Once every 12 days, it will reappear in the Western Sea Grotto”
“If Wang Shun and I were in our normal states, we would have been able to resist it just fine, but as we currently are, we can’t do anything about it”
Li Chun Dao observed Gu Qing Shan closely without mentioning his next words.
——-what exactly is your attitude towards our School?
—-if you truly hold no hostility and instead have a secret that you can’t tell us, then, can you act against this Apocalypse?
Gu Qing Shan was able to recognize his intentions through his eyes
“How regretful… I’m going to leave the Western Sea Grotto; you’ll have to take care of your issues by yourselves”
After saying so, Gu Qing Shan activated [Ground Shrink] and disappeared from their visions.
Li Chun Dao angrily roared and unleashed a slash towards the sky to vent his anger.
This action immediately broke his wounds to open, causing him to lay completely motionless on the ground, unable to move for the next while.
Knock knock knock!
After a few knocks, the door was flung open.
Li Sang Lang sat up on his bed, sleepily asking: “Li Chun Dao, why did you immediately rush in?”
Li Qiu Yu’s expression was pale, quickly walked up to his bed and grabbed his hand: “Are you ok?”
Li San Lang was confused: “Why would I not be ok?”
Li Qiu Yu examined him from top to bottom, silently sighed in relief, then forced a smile: “There’ll be some trouble for the next few days, you can’t sleep by yourself again, I’ll be here to watch over you”
The window was then opened from the outside.
Two Bone Masters were hovering outside and reported to Li Qiu Yu: “Your excellency, Painted Bones Serenity, all defensive measures have been properly implemented”
“Hm, continue to keep watch” Li Qiu Yu replied.
The two of them affirmed and left.
Gu Qing Shan scanned their surroundings with his inner sight, only to find the dwellings were completely encircled with guards, three layers on the outside and three on the inside, leaving no gaps whatsoever.
He naturally acted like he didn’t know anything and doubtfully asked: “Li Qiu Yu, what exactly is going on?”
Li Qiu Yu didn’t have time to make up an excuse before someone flew in from the window.
It was Zhao Qiong.
“They’re both fine, it’s only some flesh wounds, but since they need to immediately fight again without any time to recover, they’ll need longer to fully recuperate” Zhao Qiong quickly said.
Li Qiu Yu’s tears started flowing.
She then casually wiped the tears off her face before calmly speaking: “As long as they aren’t dead. Now that the Dean isn’t here, and both the Sword Saint as well as my brother are injured, I’ll be fully responsible for protecting San Lang”
“You alone won’t be enough” Zhao Qiong said.
She walked up to Li Qiu Shan, touched his immature face, then said: “I’m going to help you”
Li Qiu Yu didn’t obstinately refuse this time and only replied: “Very well, you’re much more skilled with utilizing Bone Techniques compared to me, you’re just not used to fighting. If we need to participate in combat later on, it would be best for you to support my techniques”
“Hm, I’m used to doing that” Zhao Qiong replied.
Li Qiu Shan looked at Zhao Qiong, then at Li Qiu Yu and couldn’t help but ask: “Did Gu Qing Shan come again?”
The two women nodded.
Unless they locked Li Qiu Shan up in his room, they would definitely not be able to deceive him about this matter.
The commotion earlier was so great that the entire School had been notified of this.
Li Qiu Shan then immediately jumped down from his bed and headed outside, shouting:
“I’m a disaster! I’d be better off leaving instead of staying here, otherwise Gu Qing Shan would hurt you all!”
The two women hurriedly pulled him back.
“Qiu Shan, Gu Qing Shan wants to take you to the great tomb! That’s nothing but a death trap, there are Apocalypses in there that no human can ever fight again!” Zhao Qiong shouted.
Li Qiu Yu simply stated: “I forbid you from going, so long as this Li Qiu Yu still breaths, I won’t let other people bully you!”
Gu Qing Shan turned back to look at the two women.
Their expressions were full of anxiety, fear, nervousness, but above all else, determination.
Zhao Qiong lowered her voice, then said: “An Apocalypse is approaching us, you really can’t go running around”
“Apocalypse?” Li Qiu Shan asked.
Li Qiu Yu solemnly replied: “That’s right, it’s an Apocalypse that only those at the level of my brother and the Sword Saint can stop. Other than them, anyone would only die if they leave right now! That’s why listen to me and stay right here in your room”
Gu Qing Shan was then pulled back and forced to sit on his bed.
——in truth, reality had always operated under natural selection, and during this Age of Apocalypses, those who could better survive were those allowed to live on.
Those monsters fled the great tomb in order to escape from the Apocalypse and survive.
The humans of the Tomb of Myriad Beasts also did everything they could in order to survive.
Tigers hunt deers, termites eat wood.
Everything was for survival.
Who could blame them?
Gu Qing Shan fell into thought.
It’s not exactly a good chance right now, and I shouldn’t do anything that I’m not expected to do.
If possible, I should be hiding behind the scenes, working in the background where no one will take any notice.
This way, the price I’d have to pay would be incredibly low for very high efficiency.
If I truly wanted to hide, using my countless years of experience, the jade gourd pendant Adorable, my Sumeru Thaumaturgy: [Orange Sovereign], and [Mystery of All Beings Equal], I can ensure that no one will ever find me.
The enemy wouldn’t even know who their opponent was.
But the situation is a bit different now…
He lowered his head, lightly clenching his fist.
A line of glowing text suddenly appeared on the War God UI:
[You’ve obtained the knowledge: Samsara Mystery fist technique]
[Are you willing to spend 10 million Soul Points to fully comprehend Samsara Mystery fist technique: Ethereal?]
“Do it” Gu Qing Shan replied.
[Currently comprehending the fist technique, please wait]
The two women saw that Li San Lang was silently sitting by his bed without saying anything, so they were worried.
Li Qiu Yu stroked his head, telling him: “Don’t be scared, maybe the Dean and the others will return very soon”
Zhao Qiong also said: “San Lang, you should go back to rest, with me and your sister here, nothing will happen”
The young man suddenly looked up and smiled at the two of them.
He slowly said: “Senior Zhao, I was reading the piece of bone you gave me earlier. Whenever someone reaches the Divine Reflection stage of spirit linking, some sort of sign would appear, is that right?”
Zhao Qiong lightly nodded, answering him: “You learnt of this a bit late, this is actually common knowledge among everyone. Those Combatants would radiate a kind of unique aura—— the aura of Samsara Derivative power, which cannot be faked”
She and Li Qiu Yu both paused, their gazes slowly focused on the same place.
A breeze that had manifested from somewhere unknown was casually sweeping through the room.
A faint yellow aura radiated from the young man’s body, illuminating the entire room.
The young man asked with a light tone.