Transcending the Nine Heavens

Chapter 23 Ulterior Motives

Qu Ping almost fainted out of anger.

My opponent's strength was clearly lower than mine! If at least, his strength was equal to mine, then the last three moves would have sent me to the grave. The opponent clearly used all his strength in those three moves, yet I only received superficial injuries.

This definitely proves that the opponent is much weaker than me!

Even so, I wasn't able to return any of his punches. What sort of logic is this?

Qu Ping was infuriated. The enemy even went as far as talking to him as if he were a crying child. The fact that he was indeed tearing made him even more embarrassed and angry to the point that he would have rather died.

He growled. The sound of his sword rang as it left its sheath. With a "swoosh" sound, Qu Ping immediately went for the kill.

Liu Yun Yan muttered quietly, "Not good!" Although he did not understand what was happening, the Qu Ping's current reckless state of mind was certainly no rival compared to Chu Yang's sophisticated movements. Moreover, his sword technique has placed him in an extremely precarious situation.

If he did not draw his sword, then the enemy would not have drawn out his sword either. So at worst, he would only suffer a few kicks and punches. Moreover, his strength was much stronger than his opponent's, so even a few more kicks and punches would not result in major injuries nor put his life in any danger.

But now that he has pulled out his sword, his opponent had reason to do it as well. Now the situation no longer just involved a couple punches and kicks…

A bright Metallic light flashed. The sword seemed infinitely dark; Qu Ping's countenance also darkened. He held a murderous gaze and attack in a frenzy.

In Chu Yang's eyes, there suddenly appeared a glimmer of killing intent.

Even though you are not a good person, you did give Shi Qian Shan a beating. I am in a very good mood. I originally did not want to hurt you, but now you want to kill me?

You are asking for death!

Chu Yang still only used his hands and constantly moved only to dodge the flurry of swords.

Qu Ping's sword seemed to be everywhere, yet he was unable to even touch Chu Yang's clothes. His killing intent seeped into his bones, growing stronger…

Qu Ping roared and suddenly leapt into the air. His sword shone brightly before swinging it down swiftly in a quick swoop. The Heavenly Sea Inversion Technique!

This was one of the most powerful killing techniques of Beyond the Heavens Sect. Only when entering the rank of a martial warrior are you eligible to cultivate this technique.

Chu Yang suddenly moved forward instead of backing up. He kept stance small and body close to the ground.

This was a deadly weakness of Heavenly Sea Inversion Technique. Because the starting movement required jumping up, it left the individual vulnerable to attacks from the ground and the back. Moreover, the vulnerable area was very big.

When Qu Ping just made his move, his opponent was no longer in front of him. His senses screamed danger. He barely had time to think when a very slight sound was heard from behind him.

What sound was that?

Suddenly, the light of a sword suddenly shone around him; followed by screams all around!

All this time, Chu Yang did not pull out his sword. But at this critical moment, he did!

When Qu Ping was still contemplating, there was suddenly a painful feeling on his back, followed immediately by his left thigh, right thigh, then left shoulder and right shoulder.

Qu Ping screamed loudly and dropped right to the ground.

The middle of his back, left shoulder, right shoulder, left thigh, right thigh, all five spots were spurting blood. With the exception of his back, which had a superficial wound, the other four spots had puncture wounds from the back all the way through!

The entire atmosphere around the fight suddenly became heavy. The spectators immediately recognized the movement Chu Yang used. It was known as the Five Point Flower Backhand Sword Technique. An ordinary beginner sword technique of Beyond the Heavens Sect. Completely without anything special. It was commonly used to strengthen the body and to create a basic foundation.

However, his movements were extremely precise. When Qu Ping jumped up, his position was like a thousand soldiers bearing down. Chu Yang immediately shifted behind him without hesitation. He used the Five Point Flower Backhand Sword Technique as easily as if he were practicing. Every point on the body was stabbed through with such precision that it was as though It was a drawing on a book!

Chu Yang's mastery had allowed him to see Qu Ping's moves before they were made. Moreover, his movements were agile and quick. His sword draws barely a sound. Qu Ping never thought that tiny sound was the sound of a sword being unsheathed. While his entire concentration was focused on the front, how could he expect that within a flash his enemy would be behind him?

Qu Ping roared loudly, he turned around and in desperation, threw his sword. He currently no longer wished to win. He wanted to ensure that if he died, he would bring his enemy down with him. The sword, as if lit, suddenly flashed, missed its target and flying straight into Purple Bamboo Forest.

Nobody knew where the sword had flown to. However, Kong Jing Feng, who was standing comfortably in the cover of the Purple Bamboo Forest watching the excitement and contemplating on Chu Yang's Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique, did not have a chance to react when the sword flew towards him.

Only a 'swoosh' was heard as the sword pierced through Kong Jing Feng's clothes and landing on the ground right at his feet. Kong Jing Feng's eyes widened with shock and his mouth dropped as he looked at the glimmering sword beneath him. He could not help but take a deep breath in. His eyes had almost fallen out of their sockets and his forehead was dripping with sweat. Within a moment, his back was cold with sweat as well…

The sword had landed between his legs, missing it by less than a finger-length. There was even a hole in the pants underneath his robe. It had shrunk itself into a ball, but there was still a dense cold air surrounding the sword…

Kong Jing Feng's face turned pale. Unable to control himself, he said in a low voice, "This… this was truly a blessing from the heavens…"

Chu Yang's body swayed as he used the Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique to quickly close in on Qu Ping. All of a sudden, his right hand under the cover of a fog, struck Qu Ping's back bringing with it a frosty cold air.


Such a powerful palm strike!

After that successful strike, he immediately turned around and backed away from him for about three meters.

After this palm strike, the three standing in the Purple Bamboo Forest all saw clearly that a frosty air came out of Chu Yang's hand. All at once, their eyes widened and their mouths dropped agape. They almost lost control and yelled out loud.


Qu Ping flew into the air like a rubber ball. He fell to the ground like a rock. He cried pitifully in pain as he curled his body up, wriggling on the ground, sweating profusely trying to endure the pain. While still mid-air, blood was spilling everywhere, but the moment he fell down, a layer of frost quickly covered his whole body. The mysterious cold qi caused his wounds to seal up and the blood to stop bleeding.

Qu Ping was writhing on the ground. His tragic appearance made it hard for people to look at. Liu Yun Yan's group were dumbfounded and felt it was so surreal almost like they were stuck in a dream. No one could believe that Chu Yang would have attacked with such cruelty!

The previous sword move alone had essentially destroyed Qu Ping!

A subtle smile appeared on Chu Yang's face. Although he was forced to draw his sword, but he had ulterior motives when he used the Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique along with palm strike. The movement technique was used to avoid Qu Ping and also to secretly show the others who were watching. Moreover, the purpose of the palm strike, with its cold frost, was aimed at… Seven Shades Congregation Grounds!

Seven Shades Absolute Saint Palm! This was the secret technique of Beyond the Heavens Sect, the most powerful technique!

The biggest reason that generations of disciples wanted to advance into the Seven Shades Congregation Grounds was to use the extremely cold air there to cultivate Seven Shades Absolute Saint Palm!

Chu Yang used this palm technique not to attack Qu Ping because, by that time, Qu Ping had already lost all capacity to fight. Then what was the purpose of the palm strike? The reason was to send a message to the silent observers, "Compared to others, I am already a step ahead!"

As for why he went one step ahead… at this point, Chu Yang was absolutely certain and believed that Meng Chao Ran will help him clean up his mess, providing an explanation for him.

"Chu Yang, you are truly cruel!" Liu Yun Yan looked at Qu Ping's miserable face. His eyes narrowed and immediately looked at Chu Yang. Grinding his teeth, he said, "You dare to fight a fellow disciple like this."

Chu Yang pouted. As he tilted his sword, a drop of blood slowly dripped down. The direction of that sword tip pointed directly to an unconscious Shi Qian Shan.

Everyone was momentarily quiet.

Was Qu Ping considered a fellow disciple while Shi Qian Shan was not? They were the ones that started the fight first by beating Shi Qian Shan to his current miserable condition. With evidence right in their faces, what right did they have to call Chu Yang cruel?

Chu Yang laughed coldly and said, "First, you come to Purple Bamboo Garden to cause trouble without the permission of the elders. Second, you were the ones who beat people from Purple Bamboo Garden first. Third, … we already agreed that I would help elder martial brother a little, have you already forgotten that already?"

Help… doing a favor?

Looking at Qu Ping's questionable condition, it seemed he already half lost his life. Everyone could not help but shudder. Help… help like this?!

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