Chapter 1973 – Blade Qi Appears
A technical fighter! Zhao Hai’s first impression of Mo Si was that he was a technical fighter. He was different from normal cultivators or body cultivators. Normal cultivators, upon reaching the immortal stage, would shift to close-combat. This was because ranged combat was no longer as effective in the immortal stage.
However, some cultivators stuck to a ranged style of fighting. This was because this fighting style was safer. You would keep a certain distance from your opponent and they can’t reach you. All the while, you would send attacks that targeted their weak points. This kind of fighting was called the technical style. This was because it polishes a cultivator’s usage of artifacts. They were more inclined to use their control techniques to bring their enemy down.
Zhao Hai clashed with Mo Si a few more times after he found out that he was a technical fighter. Mo Si also changed tactics constantly. Speaking of which, body cultivators should have an advantage against technical cultivators. Body cultivators only need to chase their enemy down while technical cultivators would need to use their artifacts to attack, defend, and move around. This usage would cause a technical cultivator to use up their spiritual qi more quickly. And once they slow down, body cultivators would catch up and kill them.
Naturally, this was relatively speaking. In the Great Realm of Cultivation, technical combat was very popular. Although it was used less in the immortal stage, the fighting style wasn’t absent. All those who use it need to reach an almost perfect usage of their artifacts. A lot of body cultivators have fallen under their attacks.
Being a technical fighter requires three things. First, they need to have good movement techniques. No matter what artifact you use, you need to be fast to keep your distance from your opponent.
The second was enough spiritual qi. Technical fighters rely on using multiple artifacts at once. This demanded a large amount of spiritual qi. If your spiritual qi wasn’t enough, then you would run out of energy very quickly. Naturally, cultivators can use pills to restore their spiritual qi. It was also because of this that cultivators who follow the technical fighting method were those who have high status. Only they would be rich enough to have a lot of pills on their bodies.
And lastly, the cultivator needs a lot of artifacts. Technical fighters rely on their artifacts to strike their enemy down. To accomplish this, they need a large number of artifacts. Only through this could they wear their enemy down. And once the enemy shows their weakness, then they were finished.
Zhao Hai originally wanted to fight against Mo Si in close combat. But since Mo Si was a technical fighter, the fight would take a long time if Zhao Hai continued with his plan. So Zhao Hai changed his tactics and also used technical fighting techniques.
It should be mentioned that Zhao Hai was the most suitable person for the technical fighting style. He meets all of the requirements for a technical fighter. His movement techniques are very good. His cosmos technique was a first-grade movement technique.
Secondly, he has a rich amount of spiritual qi. He could also absorb spiritual qi from everywhere. The only time he ran out of spiritual qi was when he used all of it as he blocked Hu Wang’s attack.
And lastly, Zhao Hai has a treasure trove’s amount of artifacts compared to most cultivators. Liquid Silver can produce an innumerable amount of artifacts. The sheer number of artifacts that Zhao Hai could produce was enough to make the blood of his enemies boil.
It was because of these reasons that Zhao Hai was very suitable for technical fighting. However, Zhao Hai rarely used this fighting style. This was because such a fighting technique has a disadvantage. The fights tended to be longer.
The purpose of a technical fighter was to exhaust their opponent to death. In this case, it was impossible for them to deal with the enemy for a short time, so battles tended to last long. This wasn’t a huge problem, but it was a problem nonetheless. Because of this, Zhao Hai would rather use melee tactics to deal with the enemy.
But now that the enemy was a technical fighter, Zhao Hai would naturally play along. He wanted to see who was the better technical fighter between them.
Seeing Zhao Hai change his fighting style almost immediately, Mo Si couldn’t help but stare. Then a smile appeared on his face. He doesn’t think that he would lose to Zhao Hai. Because of this, he released his artifacts to attack Zhao Hai. His artifacts included a sword, a ring-like weapon, and various forms of knives. Each artifact were used differently and were very difficult to deal with.
Now Zhao Hai understood how Mo Si’s technical fighting style was able to run rampant in the Soaring Dragon Realm. This was because he has polished this fighting style to the extreme. Not only does he have a lot of artifacts, he was also able to use them very smoothly. The coordination between his artifacts was very good. Fighting against Mo Si felt more like fighting an army than fighting one person.
But at the same time, Zhao Hai doesn’t even know how many artifacts he has right now. All of these artifacts were absorbed into liquid silver. In the number of artifacts and the level of control, Zhao Hai was stronger than Mo Si.
Mo Si soon discovered that no matter how good he was, he couldn’t defeat Zhao Hai. This was something he didn’t expect.
Mo Si was now being suppressed by Zhao Hai. His complexion was difficult to look at. However, Mo Si continued to defend using his artifacts. At the same time, he was getting closer and closer to Zhao Hai.
When the two were a kilometer away from each other, Mo Si’s figure suddenly flashed and appeared beside Zhao Hai. In his hand was a knife that he used to cut towards Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t expect Mo Si to have a technique to get close to his enemy. This was a technique used by close combat fighters. And he seems to be very skilled in it. However, Zhao Hai didn’t think about it too much as he stretched his hand and grabbed Mo Si’s knife.
Zhao Hai didn’t know that Mo Si frequently attacked with this knife, and how many people he managed to kill with it. Mo Si’s opponents always thought that Mo Si was a technical fighter. So when Mo Si suddenly got close to them, they were stunned.
Seeing Zhao Hai grabbing his knife, a sneer appeared on Mo Si’s face. This knife wasn’t a normal knife. This knife was an artifact from the True Spirit Realm and was handed to him by the seniors of his realm. Not only was the knife sharp, poison was also added to it during refining. The poison was very famous in the True Spirit Realm. Average cultivators wouldn’t be able to get their hands on it. If cultivators from the lower realms were hit by the poison, then they would die before long.
Because of this poison, Mo Si wanted Zhao Hai to grab the knife. Close combat cultivators would always underestimate his knife, thinking that their formidable bodies would be enough to block it. And in the end, they would be killed by the poison. In Mo Si’s eyes, Zhao Hai was one of those idiots.
But this time, Mo Si was mistaken. A ‘dang’ sound was heard, and his knife was unable to cut through Zhao Hai’s skin.
When this happened, Mo Si was stunned. At this time, Zhao Hai moved his other hand and grabbed Mo Si’s neck.
Mo Si could no longer dodge. Just as Zhao Hai was about to finish him, a voice was suddenly heard, “Stop!”. The voice was accompanied with a strong pressure that pushed down on Zhao Hai. Naturally, this pressure couldn’t do anything to Zhao Hai. The owner of the voice just wanted to stop Zhao Hai’s attack.
However, Zhao Hai doesn’t care about this pressure. He gripped Mo Si’s neck with his hand and crushed his throat with his fingers. Mo Si’s body trembled twice before he died.
At this time, the voice shouted, “Brat, you dare!” Coming with the voice was a cultivator. This cultivator wore black warrior clothing and had a huge sword on his back. The sword even exceeded his height.
Seeing this person, Zhao Hai knew that this was a cultivator from the Sword Hegemon Sect. And there was no need to guess that Mo Si was backed by the Sword Hegemon Sect.
The Sword Hegemon Sect had always been against the Tyrant Blade Sect. The names of the two sects have the the word Tyrant(霸) in them, but they are different. One of the sects gave priority to blades while the other focused on swords. The two sects could be labeled as mortal enemies. Each of them wanted to get rid of the other.
Another difference between the two sects was that the Sword Hegemon Sect was larger than the Tyrant Blade Sect. The Sword Hegemon Sect wasn’t like the Tyrant Blade Sect who had a small number of disciples. The Sword Hegemon Sect had a lot of disciples. This meant that they weren’t united and there was a lot of infighting within the sect. But in general, the range of the Sword Hegemon Sect was greater.
Zhao Hai waved his hand and sent Mo Si to the Space, turning him into Undead. At this time, the cultivator from the Sword Hegemon Sect appeared in front of Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai inspected the cultivator. He was about 1.9 meters tall and had a well-proportioned body. He had long hair that was tied in a ponytail. Although his appearance couldn’t be described as handsome, he had a strong spirit. But right now, the cultivator was looking at Zhao Hai with a frosty expression.
Zhao Hai raised his brows and said, “When did the people of the Sword Hegemon Sect care about the internal fighting of the Tyrant Blade Sect? You seem to care so much about Mo Si.”
The cultivator sneered and said, “Ignorant kid, you think I don’t know that you’re delaying for time? You will die today. The surroundings have been sealed. You can’t send any messages to Hengdao City. Let’s see what tricks you have left.”
Zhao Hai looked at the cultivator and sneered, “Do I need to use any tricks? You aren’t that strong. Hahaha. Don’t think that you can easily defeat me just because you’re from the True Spirit Realm.”
The cultivator stared for a moment, then he laughed, “You’re really a naive kid. I’ll make you understand how far you lower realm cultivators are compared to cultivators of the True Spirit Realm.” After he said that, he took the massive sword on his back and then waved it, causing a sword qi to fly towards Zhao Hai.
The speed of the sword qi was beyond Zhao Hai’s expectations. From the time the man gripped his sword to the moment he sent the sword qi out, Zhao Hai hardly had any time to react. But just as the sword qi was about to hit Zhao Hai, the disc on Zhao Hai’s waist lit up, then a voice was heard, “Bastard, you dare!” Then a huge blade qi flew towards the incoming sword qi. The qi immediately dispersed the sword qi and then it continued flying towards the cultivator.
The cultivator’s complexion immediately changed. He quickly moved to the side, but it was too late. The blade qi slashed at him. The man only moved enough to avoid his body from being cleaved in two. But he wasn’t quick enough to prevent his left arm from being cut off.
Zhao Hai also made his move. Although he didn’t understand where the blade qi came from, he was sure that his metal disc was different compared to others. If others had blade qi inside their metal discs, then they would not have been easily killed. Moreover, from what Zhao Hai could hear, the voice came from one of the two elders on the second floor of the Tyrant Blade Sect’s branch hall. The voice coming from the metal disc might have said the same thing as the Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator, but the pressure it brought out was much stronger.
Zhao Hai thought about this only for a moment as he waved his hand, taking out thousands of flying swords to form the stellar transformations great formation. This time, Zhao Hai didn’t release the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp. People from the Tyrant Blade Sect should be heading over when the elder’s blade qi was activated. What Zhao Hai needed to do right now was to keep the Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator from leaving.
When the Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator was hit by the blade qi, his expression wasn’t good. Although he lost an arm, he only grunted in pain. Then he caught his cut arm and then turned around and ran. But as he was retreating, he discovered that a starry sky had appeared above him. When he saw this, his expression couldn’t help but change.