Chapter 140: Six Strikes of the War God
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Before leaving the Mythological Beast Sect, An Lin and Da Bai went to visit Zhao Huaiyin.
Zhao Huaiyin had pretty much dealt with all of Da Bai’s matters at the Mythological Beast Sect and they would meet again when classes started. Thus, after chatting for a brief while, they waved goodbye to each other.
Riding on Da Bai’s back, An Lin arrived atop a small hill.
The sun beamed down brilliantly here, and gusts of refreshing wind blew gently over. It was a great place to deal with serious matters.
He formed seals with his hands and started murmuring incantations. The vital energy surrounding him started to swarm about fiercely.
Dragging his finger through the air, a drop of golden blood appeared on his fingertip. After a short moment, it dripped onto Da Bai’s forehead.
An intangible contract started to form between An Lin and Da Bai.
Da Bai’s eyes lit up. “We succeeded!” he exclaimed with his tongue hanging out, “I can feel an intangible string connecting us together. Is this what it feels like to be a pet beast? Also, I can detect your location through this intangibility!”
An Lin chuckled, “We’re both of the Spirit Nurturing Stage. As long as we’re within a five-kilometer radius of each other, we can both detect each other’s presence.”
After successfully signing a contract with Da Bai, An Lin started targeting Xiao Chou.
He fished Xiao Hong out and said to Da Bai, “Let’s order you guys. This flower is called Xiao Hong and she signed the contract before you. How about we let her be the Eldest Sister!”
Xiao Hong knew that Da Bai had already signed a contract with An Lin. She started waving her lush green leaves around in greeting.
Da Bai was fine with this ordering. “What about Xiao Chou then,” he asked curiously. “Is he the Second Brother?”
Hearing this, Xiao Chou scratched his fur awkwardly. “I still haven’t signed a beast pet contract with Big Brother An yet.”
An Lin patted the little monkey on his shoulder. “We’ve been really busy lately, so both Xiao Chou and I haven’t thought about this yet.”
Da Bai was delighted. “Haha, that means I’m the Second Brother then! Xiao Chou, hurry up and sign a contract with Master. That way, your fates will be intertwined and your future will definitely be filled with unlimited possibilities. You’ll regret it if you don’t follow master!”
An Lin smiled indifferently. However, he was bursting with joy on the inside. Da Bai, beautifully said! This assist… I don’t even know how I should praise you!
Da Bai’s thought process was very simple. If he could get a third brother, then that would make him an elder brother.
There was a look of uncertainty on Xiao Chou’s face. Staring at An Lin with his light bulb-like eyes, he asked timidly, “Am I… really suited?”
With the passing of time, Xiao Chou gradually became aware of An Lin’s legends.
Thus, he understood that An Lin was bound to become a mighty figure who soared above the highest heavens. Would such a mighty individual really accept him as a pet beast?
Seeing Xiao Chou feel doubtful and slightly inferior about himself, An Lin was a bit startled. Then, he started to realize what Xiao Chou was worried about.
Heavens! I’m super eager for you to become my pet beast yet you’re feeling inferior?
A warm smile spread across An Lin’s face. “Xiao Chou,” he said softly, “you’re my brother. The beast pet contract is only to strengthen our bonds and relationship.”
Such warm and caring words…
Xiao Chou was extremely moved and he nodded his head vigorously. “Okay! Thank you Big Brother An. Come on, let’s sign the contract!”
Just like that, An Lin’s golden blood essence dripped onto Xiao Chou’s forehead and the two of them successfully completed the contract.
“Ding Dong! Mission completed!”
Hearing the system speak in his mind, An Lin was overjoyed.
All the information regarding the Six Strikes of the War God—an Intermediate Rank God of War Sword Technique—started funneling into his mind.
Techniques, incantations, conceptions, understandings of dao, true meanings…
Only now did he realize how profound and deep the Six Strikes of the War God was. It was the most exquisite sword technique he had ever seen, with its sword intent directly derived from the origin of the sword.
“Xiao Chou, come practice combat techniques with me!”
An Lin’s sword was thirsting for battle.
Hearing this, Xiao Chou transformed back into his original form. Gripping his silver staff, a powerful aura erupted from his body.
Although he didn’t know why An Lin suddenly wanted to practice, he wouldn’t refuse any request to practice. After all, practicing combat techniques could aid in increasing combat capability.
“Very well, I’m going to attack!”
Golden glazed sword in hand, An Lin charged toward Xiao Chou, bursts of golden light erupting from his sword as he slashed outwards.
Facing An Lin’s attacks, Xiao Chou felt endangered, and he couldn’t help but feel astonished.
One had to realize, An Lin was only of the Spirit Nurturing Initial Stage. He, on the other hand, had already ranked up to the Spirit Nurturing Final Stage.
With a massive gap of two ranks between them, An Lin was still able to launch an attack which threatened him. How could he not be astonished?
Xiao Chou didn’t dare take these attacks lightly. Brandishing his silver staff, he used his full power against An Lin.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
There were huge explosions as they clashed together and the earth within a one hundred feet radius split open, throwing up clouds of dust and stone.
An Lin’s strikes were unpredictable and exquisite. The longer Xiao Chou fought, the more startled he became.
In terms of speed and strength, Xiao Chou definitely had a huge advantage over An Lin.
However, this gap was forcibly closed by An Lin’s frightening sword techniques.
However, being a Spirit Beast of the Spirit Nurturing Final Stage, Xiao Chou’s vital energy capacity was more than double that of An Lin’s. Thus, Xiao Chou still held a slight advantage at the moment.
The more An Lin fought, the more uninhibited he became. He felt extremely hearty and content.
This was his true self; this was the true Sword Immortal An Lin!
“Be careful, Xiao Chou!”
An Lin roared and a white wisp of wind suddenly swirled around his golden glazed sword. Due to the buffs of the Wind Spirit Technique, the wisp of wind became even more pure and graceful.
First technique, Wind Sword!
An Lin’s aura suddenly changed. His sword sliced through the air and left a trail of afterimages behind it.
Xiao Chou was extremely alarmed. He immediately clutched his staff with both hands and twirled it around to block.
However, An Lin’s strike was so fast that the naked eye could barely catch it.
Clang! Clang! Clang!
Dazzling sparks flew from Xiao Chou’s black crystal armor as the golden glazed sword slashed into it.
In a flash, Xiao Chou had been struck more than a dozen times!
If it wasn’t for his armor, Xiao Chou would have received serious injuries already!
“Such terrifying attacks! Come again!”
Xiao Chou retreated a few steps. He was also enjoying this battle. Right now, his battle intent was raging as he charged toward An Lin with his staff raised.
“Slow down, stop… stop attacking!” An Lin yelped.
He bent down on his haunches and started panting heavily.
Xiao Chou was momentarily dazed. Seeing An Lin’s exhausted expression, he asked uncertainly, “Tired?”
An Lin nodded and sheathed his sword. Lying down on the floor, he continued to gasp for breath.
As expected, the Six Strikes of the War God was insanely powerful. Using only ordinary sword strikes, he was able to be Xiao Chou’s match.
If he used the six techniques, he could turn a battle on its head…
The only problem was that it consumed exorbitant amounts of vital energy. After using just the first technique, the sea of vital energy in his jade temple was almost completely exhausted.
Moreover, this was in light of the fact that he had learned the Evergreen Technique and had already expanded his sea of vital energy once…
At this moment, Da Bai ran over excitedly. “As expected of Big Brother An. You’re so mighty and fearsome when you use your sword!”
Da Bai also started following Xiao Chou in calling him Big Brother An. He felt that only in such a way could they exhibit An Lin’s domineering nature.
An Lin scratched his head in embarrassment. After a while, he couldn’t help but smile happily.
His dream to become a Sword Immortal was finally realized!
“Let’s go, we’ll travel to the Vermilion Bird Sect next!”