Chapter 436 The Third Trial, Trial of Wits!
Chapter 436 The Third Trial, Trial of Wits!
'It seems my guess is right… The only way to defeat the unbreakable defense is simply to attack it with the strongest attack that can destroy any defense.' Tang Li Xue sighed in relief.
Other than felt relieved, she also became quite excited since the power of her [Paragon Flame Sword] completely exceeded her expectation.
Right after Tang Li Xue defeated the second crystal puppet, the fourth crystal puppet already used its [Supreme Speed Sword Style] to attack Tang Li Xue from behind.
The fourth crystal puppet's figure vanished from everyone's view as it flashed with unmatchable speed toward Tang Li Xue while unsheathed its crystal sword from the scabbard.
However, Tang Li Xue already predicted it ahead of time, and her slender figure also vanished from where she stood before!
'I already knew you will take this chance to sneak attacking me from behind, you cowardly bast*rd!' Tang Li Xue thought angrily.
Yes, Tang Li Xue decided to use [Supreme Speed Sword Style] too to face the fourth crystal puppet head-on now!
[Supreme Speed Sword Style] versus [Supreme Speed Sword Style]…
Tang Li Xue and the fourth crystal puppet clashed against each other with lightning speed that could no longer be seen with naked eyes.
Unfortunately for the fourth crystal puppet, Tang Li Xue had something that the fourth crystal puppet did not have.
The combination of [Flame Sword] created from the compression of her Flame of Pride and coated with the sharpest sword intent from the [Paragon Sword Technique]… [Paragon Flame Sword] which can cut through everything and has extremely high temperature!
Tang Li Xue also added more sword technique on top of that… [Chivalrous Sword Art], Trading Blow!
It was the sword move to deal 200% damage to the enemy while received 60% to 70% damage from the enemy.
After trading one strike, both of them stopped moving.
The right sleeve of Tang Li Xue's white clothes was sliced by the fourth crystal puppet and fell to the floor. The smooth snow-white skin of her right arm could be seen by everyone.
It would be a bit embarrassing for Tang Li Xue if anyone saw her current sleeveless clothes, but she did not need to worry about that since there were only crystal puppets here.
Meanwhile, the fourth crystal puppet was cleaved in two by Tang Li Xue's [Paragon Flame Sword], and its body burst into nothingness after a few moments.
With that, there were only first and third crystal puppets left in this closed room.
Both the first and third crystal puppets started to attack Tang Li Xue again.
Both of them dashed fearlessly toward Tang Li Xue and jumped while using all of their strength to swing down their crystal sword like a heavy hammer of judgment.
Tang Li Xue no longer planned to block or dodge their attacks anymore. She wanted to try how powerful her current attack power was!
Tang Li Xue lowered her [Paragon Flame Sword] until it touched the ground and put it behind her while tightly held it with both of her hands.
Then Tang Li Xue twisted her waist and used all of her strength to slash the [Paragon Flame Sword] in her grasp upward!
'This is not enough! More power! More strength!' Tang Li Xue gritted her teeth as her [Paragon Sword Technique] drained more of her Qi to create the sharper and stronger sword aura.
[Chivalrous Sword Art], Trading Blow!
Weapon skill, [Final Strike]!
The [Paragon Flame Sword] started to flicker for a moment before it started to burn more fiercely, and the size began to grow larger.
The [Paragon Flame Sword] Tang Li Xue created was only about ninety centimeters long, but it grew to two meters long in a blink of an eye right now!
The terrifying heat and matchless sharpness radiated from the two meters long [Paragon Flame Sword]!
Even the first and third crystal puppets felt intimidated by the horrifying aura emitted from Tang Li Xue's [Paragon Flame Sword].
Unfortunately, it was already too late for them to retreat now since Tang Li Xue's [Paragon Flame Sword] already arrived right in front of them!
The first and third crystal puppets could only use all of their strength to face Tang Li Xue's [Paragon Flame Sword] head-on!
The first crystal puppet was the first one that could not hold on from Tang Li Xue's powerful strike. The crystal sword in its grasp evaporated along with its body leaving nothing behind.
Meanwhile, the third crystal puppet's big sword managed to clash head-on against Tang Li Xue's [Paragon Flame Sword]!
Since the third crystal puppet coated its big sword with the powerful sword intent from its [Paragon Sword Technique], its big sword could still hold on against Tang Li Xue's [Paragon Flame Sword].
Unfortunately, Tang Li Xue's strength was far more superior than the third crystal puppet because her [Final Strike] and [Trading Blow] increased her strength by several times in this strike.
The body of the third crystal puppet was the one not powerful enough to withstand Tang Li Xue's strike.
The third crystal puppet blasted by Tang Li Xue's strike, and the cracks started to spread around its body as it was thrown off backward violently.
The terrifying heatwave incinerated its body before it could crash onto the crystal wall behind it and shattered to pieces. The extremely high temperature burned its crystal body into nothingness in only an instant.
Even after defeating all the four crystal puppets, Tang Li Xue still did not dare to lower her vigilance at all.
Previously, she immediately lowered her guard after defeating the fourth crystal puppet and almost got killed by them after all.
Thankfully, it was really over this time since the archaic voice resounded in her mind again.
"Congratulation, Fated young one! You have passed my second trial, the trial of martial art's prowess!"
"The third trial will be even more dangerous and harder than the second trial, so you can decide to give up and retreat if you want."
"You can come out from the entrance gate if you decided to give up. But if you decided to continue, you can proceed forward and enter the blue gate in front of you."
"The third trial, Trial of Wits will commence after you enter that blue gate, so choose it wisely!"
After the archaic voice stopped talking, two gates have appeared in an instant for Tang Li Xue to choose from.
The crystal gate behind her could lead her to exit the Crystal Palace Tomb, while the blue gate would lead her to the third trial.
Tang Li Xue sighed in relief, and she finally decided to disperse the [Paragon Flame Sword] in her grasp.
She also canceled the [Perfect Assimilation] mode with her Phoenix of Pride.
The intense feeling of exhaustion assaulted her entire body, and she started to stagger a bit.
She decided to sit on the ground while leaned on the crystal wall behind her.
Meanwhile, her Phoenix of Pride already immediately went back to sleep and absorbed the pure Yang Energy emitted from the [Sun Dragon King's Pearl] in Tang Li Xue's Dantian after Tang Li Xue canceled the [Perfect Assimilation] mode.
'My Qi and stamina are almost empty. This [Paragon Flame Sword] is surely very powerful, but the consumption of Qi and stamina when wielding it was insane. I probably might not even be able to sustain it for more than fifteen minutes.' Tang Li Xue concluded in her mind.
Tang Li Xue decided to take a rest for two or three days in this second trial room to recover her injuries, mind, Qi, and stamina first before proceeding to the next trial.
Comprehending Four Sword Techniques in only a few moments might sound incredible, but it actually taxed Tang Li Xue's mind too much.
Of course, Tang Li Xue also did not forget to feed the well-behaved Little Loki with the uncommon-grade beast cores she stored in her space pouch and stored back the [Blood Sealing Chain] into her space pouch.
After rested for three days, Tang Li Xue's mind finally felt refreshed again, and all of her wounds also completely recovered. Even her body, Qi, and stamina were also restored to optimum condition.
"All right then… Here goes nothing! Trial of Wits? Hehehe… I may find it hard if the trial is about fighting something powerful since my Beast Cultivation System is sealed right now, but I do not believe that I can fail in the test of wits and intelligence!" Tang Li Xue said with a tone filled with confidence as she smirked playfully.
Tang Li Xue pushed the blue gate in front of her with her right hand while her left hand was holding Little Loki in her embrace, then she stepped into the room behind the blue gate without any hesitation.
After Tang Li Xue passed the blue gate, it disappeared in an instant, and Tang Li Xue could no longer retreat from this trial.
She did not have any other choice than to pass this third trial.
Tang Li Xue frowned deeply since there was nothing here other than the several long corridors with many intersections, while there were indestructible crystal walls covered the upper, right, and left sides.
After pondered for a few moments, Tang Li Xue clapped her hands and muttered in realization: "I get it! This entire room is a big maze! So, the Trial of Wits should be about how to get out of this maze!"
"Sigh… But it also means that there are so many dangerous traps placed in this big maze. Thus, I must proceed carefully to avoid all the dangerous traps here while trying to find the right direction to exit from this maze... What a troublesome trial!" Tang Li Xue groaned with a frustrated tone.