The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 181
Chapter 181: Urgency
Upon seeing Ling Tian’s swords rushing towards him, Fang Xiushang took no liberty as he tried to dodge the swords. His exquisite footwork allowed him to shift places quickly, making him narrowly avoid the rain of swords pouring down on him.
Fagn Xiushang’s way of dodging managed to piss Wang Hao more. It was because Wang Hao knew where this footwork came from.
It came from Wang Hao himself!
When Wang Hao was training Fang Lin for combat in the Mystical Forest, he also taught Wang Hao a footwork that utilized the forms of the foot and legs combined with qi or mana propulsions. This footwork allows one to dodge fast moving objects quickly and efficiently.
Fang Lin with his talent, easily learned this footwork after fighting some of the sparring beasts Wang Hao brought to him.
Due to the quick nature the footwork gave him, Fang Lin decided to name it the Quick’n Sleek Footwork.
Even Wang Hao who made atrocious puns could only shake his head sadly at this pathetic name. But in the end, this name still stuck.
Now, the only person that Wang Hao taught the Quick’n Sleek Footwork to was Fang Lin. Aside from him and Fang Yu, nobody else can use that footwork, which Wang Hao personally made.
And yet, here he was, seeing Fang Xiushang use a footwork he only taught to Fang Lin.
Wang Hao’s murderous intent were entirely focused on Fang Xiushang as he thought to himself,
“This Xiushang bastard must have tortured the details of my footwork from my disciple. How despicable!” Wang Hao grit his teeth as he swore, “Do not worry Fang Lin, once I go back, Fang Xiushang will be dead meat!”
If Fang Lin were to hear what Wang Hao was thinking about, he might be slack-jawed. After all, the Fang Xiushang that Wang Hao sees right now was actually Fang Lin in disguise. Well, at least that was a perfect score for Fang Lin’s acting right?
Wang Hao’s temporary lack of his bloodline abilities and his excitement made him gravitate to the opinion that the Fang Lin was ‘wrongly harmed’ by Fang Xiushang. This misunderstanding will surely create some humorous interactions later.
But for now, the fight between Ling Tian and Fang Xiushang were reaching the next level.
Upon seeing Fang Xiushang dodging his swords gracefully, Ling Tian smiled as he pointed his right arm towards Fang Xiushang. Suddenly, all the 100 swords combined to form a sword made of swords. Ling Tian’s self weapons were at the core of the sword, serving as its foundations.
Wang Hao swallowed knowing what the next attack will be. Ling Tian raised his right arm high as his body started to look solemn and sentimental.
He put his right arm up, while shouting,
“Slash! The Sword is my Heart!”
An unfathomable aura filled the large sword, making it look like its sharpness and power greatly increased. Ling Tian smiled as he raised this huge sword in the air, waiting for Fang Xiushang’s move. Ling Tian was expectant on what Fang Xiushang will do next.
Fang Xiushang on the other hand, did not let Ling Tian down. He slammed both of his palms together and separated them. After this clap, Wang Hao saw two objects floating on Fang Xiushang’s palm.
On Fang Xiushang’s right palm, a pale, yellow flame flickered, with each pulse of it making it slightly weaker. It danced on his right palm, while trying to burn as long as possible.
Wang Hao’s eyes widened when he realized what the small flame was.
It was a half-step Universe Flame!
Half-step Universe Flames were flame essences created at the conditions slightly similar to those of the Universe Flames. The conditions might be slightly similar, but some differences lead to the creation of failed Universe Flames.
For example, the Soul Purging Flame that Huo Huangdi possesses can only appear after exactly 1 billion souls simultaneously self-destructs on a star. Those destroyed soul essences will then mix with the star, imbuing it with soul properties.
After this, 1million souls must be fed to the star every hour until 49 days passes by. After 49 days, the core of that star will form the Soul Purging Flame. That Soul Purging Flame will stay on the core until the star dies out or if someone capable obtains it.
If there was a slight mistake in the whole process, like one soul was missing during the self-destruction of the souls, the resulting flames will be a half-step Universe Flame.
Because they were ‘failed’ Universe Flames, their might was certainly weaker than their original counterparts. But controlling them was way easier compared to the Universe Flames. Thus, many alchemists and practitioners usually seek for half-step Universe Flames rather than the Universe Flames.
From what Wang Hao could see, the yellow flame on Fang XIushang’s right palm was a half-step Pure Yang Universe Flame!
The creation of such flame has a requirement of someone with a Pure Yang Body. The purer the better. As for how it was actually created, Wang Hao does not know.
But seeing this flame on Fang Xiushang’s hand made Wang Hao now totally worried for Fang Lin’s safety.
“This bastard did not just swindle information from Fang Lin, he even dared to use my disciple to make that flame? He must die!” But before Wang Hao could make terms with his anger, what he saw on Fang XIushang’s left palm made him go quiet in extreme rage.
A white orb floated above his left palm. Just like the flame, it also flickered, as if it can disappear at any moment. Wang Hao can see that the orb seems gentle to touch, while being extremely cold at the same time.
Wang Hao grit his teeth, knowing what this white orb was.
It was a half-step Cosmic Ice!
Just like the Universe Flames, Cosmic Ice were Ice Essences created by the Universe by some stringent conditions. They are also sentient, extremely hard to control and were usually fatal. Kinda like Universe Flames.
There were also 32 different Cosmic Ice, each with unique properties and abilities. They were ranked comparable to the Universe Flame and Imperial Lightning. And just like those two, it was said that gathering all the Cosmic Ice might create a new Ice Essence comparable to a Universe Treasure.
If Wang Hao’s instincts were right, the half-step Cosmic Ice that he can see right now was the half-step Pure Yin Cosmic Ice.
The creation of this cosmic ice has a Pure Yin body as one of the requirements.
Wang Hao does not need to think anymore. That cosmic ice confirms that even Fang Yu was captured by Fang Xiushang.
“….. Stop showing this event to me now. I want to let the person next to me watch.” Wang Hao said monotonously to the mirror. He did not give the fight between the two of them any attention now.
“Eh? Why so fast?” The mirror asked as it tilted its imaginary head. “Do you have something urgent to do?”
“Yes.” Wang Hao said as the view of the match between Fang Xiushang and Ling Tian disappeared.
Wang Hao knew that this match will still happen later. As for what time, the mirror was not allowed to tell. But what Wang Hao was sure of was that he will do his utmost best to rescue Fang Lin and Fang Yu from Fang Xiushang’s evil clutches.
And for that to happen, he must immediately go back to the Underworld and Planet Thrae as fast as possible. Wasting his time here will just put his disciples’ life in more danger.
Once he was sure that his turn with the mirror was done, Wang Hao looked at his followers, Huo Huangdi, and Jieshu and while saying,
“C’mon, hurry up with your free screenings. I still need to rescue someone else.”