Chapter 431 Lethal Softness VS Extreme Hardness!
Chapter 431 Lethal Softness VS Extreme Hardness!
BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG…
Tang Li Xue kept using her Transcendence State of [Drifting Cloud Palm] and [Crouching Tiger Claw] to fight against the crystal man, but she still could not get the upper hand even after fighting for ten minutes or so.
The sword technique of this crystal man was quite strange.
It seems like the sword technique was focused on killing the opponent at any cost... Something like you can land any of your attack on me or even cut any of my limbs, but I will certainly take your life.
In short, the sword technique was very ferocious and filled with killing intent, abandoning any form of defense to kill the enemy.
The crystal man was fighting as if it was ready to lose its life as long as it could kill Tang Li Xue, but of course, Tang Li Xue never has any intention to die together with the crystal man, so she fell more and more into disadvantage situation and forced to mostly defend from the crystal man's lethal attacks.
"Damn it! What kind of cheating battle is this?! Fighting against a lifeless crystal puppet with a set of suicide sword techniques without losing my life?! You must be joking with me, right?!" Tang Li Xue groaned as she executed Transcendence State of [Drifting Cloud Palm] and used her palm to parry another sword attack from the crystal man.
In the end, Tang Li Xue decided to stop holding back and just used her Flame of Pride to create six [Flame Arrows], then shot all of it toward the crystal man from six different directions at once.
The crystal man's set of sword techniques have extremely powerful offensive power, but the defense was non-existent.
The crystal man tried to defend itself by slashing Tang Li Xue's [Flame Arrows], but it only managed to knock down two [Flame Arrows].
The other four of Tang Li Xue's [Flame Arrows] easily penetrated the crystal man's body and pinned it onto the ground.
Tang Li Xue sighed in relief, but when she thought that she managed to complete this trial of martial art's prowess… another crystal man walked out from the mysterious ancient murals engraved on another crystal wall.
Tang Li Xue widened her eyes in surprise as her expression turned more solemn.
"There are 4 crystal walls at total engraved with 4 different ancient murals. Don't tell me I need to fight 4 crystal puppets with 4 different sword techniques?!" Tang Li Xue muttered her guess while observed the mysterious ancient murals.
Tang Li Xue was currently confined in a big closed room, while the crystal walls on her front, right, left, and back sides were engraved with 4 different ancient murals.
Upon examining it closer, Tang Li Xue realized that the ancient murals engraved on the crystal walls were actually the set of sword techniques that would be used by the crystal puppet to fight her.
Tang Li Xue frowned deeper after she examined the ancient murals engraved on the crystal walls.
These ancient murals were like the cheats given to her to defeat the crystal puppets, but Tang Li Xue never believed that the owner of this crystal palace tomb would be that lenient to his successor candidate.
Suddenly, Tang Li Xue has the premonition that these ancient murals and the crystal puppets were only preparation given to her before the real thing started.
Tang Li Xue shook her head as she decided to focus on defeating the crystal puppet in front of her first.
The current crystal puppet was the complete opposite of the previous one that was super aggressive.
This crystal puppet was quite docile and patient… It did not even attack Tang Li Xue when she observed the ancient murals closely for a few moments before.
Tang Li Xue glanced at the mysterious ancient murals where the crystal puppet came out from.
Just like what she had predicted, the current crystal puppet was focused on defense, and its fighting style was using softness to break the hardness. The characteristic was almost identical to her [Drifting Cloud Palm].
Tang Li Xue created another six [Flame Arrows] with her Flame of Pride and shot all of them at once from six different directions!
SWOSH... SWOSH… SWOSH… SWOSH… SWOSH… SWOSH…
The six [Flame Arrows] whizzed toward the crystal puppet in unison as the scorching temperature started to spread around the closed room.
The crystal puppet leisurely raised its crystal sword to meet the [Flame Arrows] in front of it.
Surprisingly, the crystal sword in the crystal puppet's grasp did not block, cut, or knockdown Tang Li Xue's [Flame Arrow], but guiding it instead.
The crystal sword's movements were not too fast nor too slow.
Each of the crystal sword's movements was elegant and charming, like dancing.
The crystal sword controlled the movement of Tang Li Xue's [Fire Arrows] one by one, and finally, the six [Fire Arrows] were obediently following the movement of the crystal sword in a few moves like the group of sheep followed their shepherd.
When the tip of the crystal sword pointed at Tang Li Xue, the six [Fire Arrows] flew back towards Tang Li Xue instead with a speed more than doubled from before!
If these [Fire Arrows] were not created from her Flame of Pride, Tang Li Xue would be in big trouble right now.
But since the [Fire Arrows] were created from her Flame of Pride that was like a part of her own body, Tang Li Xue easily dispersed it with one wave of her hand.
Tang Li Xue suddenly realized that the current crystal puppet was actually much more troublesome than the previous one.
Not only was the characteristic of its sword techniques identical to her Transcendence State of [Drifting Cloud Palm], but it was much more profound than that.
Using soft technique or Taichi-like movement with a sword was much harder than using both palms like her [Drifting Cloud Palm] since it required a long time of practice and a high degree of technique mastery.
After pondered for a few moments, Tang Li Xue decided to probe the crystal puppet again using her Transcendence State of [Crouching Tiger Claw], then she planned to catch the crystal puppet off guard and finish it off using her [Flame Tiger Claw].
The loud sound of tiger roar echoed in the closed room when Tang Li Xue condensed a pair of tiger claws using her Qi and brandished it toward the crystal puppet.
The crystal puppet leisurely raised its crystal sword again and thrust it toward Tang Li Xue.
When Tang Li Xue thought that her tiger claw attack would collide violently with the crystal puppet's sword, the tiger claw changed the direction on its own as if it was avoiding the crystal puppet's sword, while the sword kept heading toward Tang Li Xue's neck!
Tang Li Xue immediately used the Transcendence State of [Drifting Cloud Palm], and she immediately tilted her head to the right side to dodge the sword attack.
Usually, this move from [Drifting Cloud Palm] would give an illusion as if the sword harmlessly passed through Tang Li Xue's neck.
But this time, the tip of the crystal sword was bending looked as if it was chasing Tang Li Xue's neck!
"Impossible! What the hell is that?!" Tang Li Xue exclaimed in surprise when she was caught completely off guard instead by the crystal sword's weird movement!
Just when Little Loki, who sat on Tang Li Xue's right shoulder, was prepared to help her, Tang Li Xue decided to enter [Perfect Assimilation] mode with Phoenix of Pride again.
The deep-blue Flame of Pride exploded out from Tang Li Xue's body and thrown off the crystal puppet along with its crystal sword backward for tens of meters until it crashed onto the crystal wall behind it.
Tang Li Xue did not give any time for the crystal puppet to recover and quickly threw [Flame Tiger Claw] toward it!
The loud tiger roar resounded again as the scorching [Flame Tiger Claw] slashed at the crystal puppet from above its head.
The crystal puppet raised its crystal sword and swiftly spun it.
In that instant, the scorching [Flame Tiger Claw] turned back into a lump of deep-blue Flame of Pride and dispersed onto the ground.
Tang Li Xue no longer dared to fight head-on against this crystal puppet since its sword technique was too strange and troublesome to deal with.
This crystal puppet's soft type sword technique could also easily deal against her Transcendence State of [Drifting Cloud Palm] and [Crouching Tiger Claw], so she chose to madly attack the crystal puppet with her Flame of Pride instead this time.
"All right… I know your sword technique is so mysterious and capable to neutralize any attack. Then I really want to know how you neutralize this?!" Tang Li Xue angrily muttered to the crystal puppet.
The wall of deep-blue flame surrounded the crystal puppet from all directions without leaving any gap for it to hide or escape.