Chapter 36: The curtain opens
Gu Qing Shan answered, taking the bow in hand to look at carefully, sure enough there were two words inscribed on the handle: Night Rain.
Gu Qing Shan controlled his spirit energy, infusing it into the Night Rain.
The bow became blurry, then disappeared from Gu Qing Shan’s sight.
Gu Qing Shan can still feel himself holding the bow, but not only does he can’t see it, his inner sight can’t feel it either.
That’s not all, not long after, even Gu Qing Shan’s aura quickly disappeared as well.
He’s still standing there, but almost seemed like he’s detached from the world, if their eyes weren’t able to see him, they wouldn’t even know that he existed.
“What a great bow!” Gu Qing Shan exclaimed.
The Faceless Giant is already in front of them, a bit further away were dozens of Grey-flame Serpents, carrying on their backs the Bloodthirster Demons.
Ning Yue Xi drew a snow-white long Blade, looking at the Faceless Giant: “If the 5-elemental formation can’t deal with it then I’ll deal with it”
Gong Sun Zhi nodded his head: “I won’t bother with this demon then, just leave the others to me”
“Hm, protect him also” Ning Yue Xi swung her blade down and said without turning her back.
Gong Sun Zhi glanced at Gu Qing Shan, held him his smile and answered seriously: “Of course”
Ning Yue Xi uses a Blade? Gu Qing Shan instinctively looked at the Long Blade. (1)
From what he can see, this Blade is about 2 inches longer than a normal Blade, with a thinner shaft and a straight back from the handle to the top of the Blade.
This would be a Straight Blade for female use, more intricate and flexible compared to a Machete that male cultivators would use.
Ning Yue Xi shouted as she readied herself.
The Straight Blade in her hand emits layers and layers of blue light, covering both her and itself.
Around the blue light, thin golden strings appear out of thin air, then suddenly disappeared, only letting out an occasional metallic howling sound.
At this moment, her whole body itself looks just like a Long Blade crafted from killing intent.
Gu Qing Shan was very shocked.
And a very rare Wind and Metal combination that complements each other!
Mutated 5-elements Wind spirit energy, if you categorize them, from weakest to strongest would be “Quicken”-“Rapid Combo”-“Wind Shadows”-“Hurricane Storm”-“World-ending Wind Catastrophe”
Ning Yue Xi has already awoken her Wind element to the 3rd tier, if you consider her age, that’s already quite the feat.
Many Wind elemental cultivators who reach Rejuvenation Realm couldn’t go further than that for their whole lives.
Not to mention, even her Metal element was awoken to its 3rd tier, “Howling Steel”
Very few people can awaken 2 elements at the same time, even if they do, they could only focus on one of them, not being able to get both to the same strength, let alone getting them to perfectly complement each other and get 1 plus 1 to be greater than 2.
Ning Yue Xi was able to do so, and from her calm look, it seems she didn’t waste too much effort on them either.
Gu Qing Shan silently sighed.
This girl really is a monster, no wonder people used to say that if she had lived, in just a few dozens years she would be able to fight one-on-one with the Demon King.
The only sad thing is, there aren’t too many Blade-type Secret arts in this world, so most Blade users aren’t anything special.
That being the case, rather than the Blade, other weapons are much better.
Ning Yue Xi raised the Blade, her eyes staring at the incoming Faceless Giant, her fighting spirit increasing more and more.
Gu Qing Shan looked at the Blade, couldn’t help but ask: “Why choose the Blade?”
“Spears and Javelins are clumsy, Swords are two-faced liars, only Blades go on a path straight, becoming unbeatable” Ning Yue Xi answered seriously.
“Spears and Javelins being clumsy I understand, but why are Swords two-faced liars?” Gu Qing Shan asked in surprise.
Ning Yue Xi glanced at him, saying: “I forbid you from using Swords”
As she finished talking, she lowered her body and jumped straight up into the blue skies.
Afterwards, inside the cloud, the Faceless Giant’s roaring can be heard.
“Don’t mind it” Gu Qing Shan lightly patted Gu Qing Shan’s shoulder “She used to use Swords once”
“Then why did she change into a Blade user now?”
“A senior brother that she used to be very close with was a Sword Cultivator, he trained with her daily, even instructed her with the Sword ———–but that person betrayed her, from then on, she always hated the Sword, and hated Sword Cultivators, so she beat up everyone she met”
Gu Qing Shan asked: “What’s with that, does no one care about what she does?”
Gong Sun Zhi wryly laughs: “Of course we as her elders also want to keep peace, but she’s Ning Yue Xi you know? Those Sword Cultivators try to attach themselves to her, wanting to get close, when they don’t get what they want they try to use violence, and of course get beaten up”
“Beating up everyone she meets… to death?” Gu Qing Shan asked a bit nervously.
“Not to that degree, in the few recent years, she would only beat until they grovel on the ground begging for forgiveness” Gong Sun Zhi replied.
Gu Qing Shan thought about the sight of himself groveling on the ground begging Ning Yue Xi for forgiveness, then shook his head.
Looking at Gu Qing Shan’s confused state, Gong Sun Zhi thought a bit and consoled him: “No need to worry, you’re not a Sword Cultivator so you’ll be fine”
But I… am a Sword Cultivator, Gu Qing Shan silently complained.
Thankfully since the time he’s returned he hasn’t even touched a sword, so in the short period after this, he won’t offend this scarily strong girl.
After all, I saved her life so she won’t beat me up so bad that I have to grovel on the ground, right?
Worst case scenario, I’ll just stay really far away from here and train myself until I’m strong enough.
As Gu Qing Shan was thinking, a loud booming sound could be heard from the sky.
A figure fell from the sky and crashed into the ground.
“Are you OK?” Gu Qing Shan quickly ran forward and asked.
Ning Yue Xi stood up, answered softly: “I’m fine, you just stay away”
Just a second later.
Intense Blade spirit surrounded Ning Yue Xi, her white cloak floating in the wind.
Still wearing her gold armor, from the crater on the ground she once again flew up past the layer of clouds.
“Monster, receive your death!”
Her lovely voice can be heard from the sky.
A grand roaring sound full of pain can also be heard.
That’s the Faceless Giant’s voice.
A fully recovered Ning Yue Xi can directly confront a Faceless Giant.
The battle in the sky still continued.
Gu Qing Shan sighed and muttered to himself: “Looks elegant and calm, but fighting without a shred of care for their own life, looks like everyone who uses Blades really are psychopaths”
“You’re the psychopath!”
An angry voice travelled straight to his brain.
Ning Yue Xi’s voice.
Gu Qing Shan was surprised, then a bit nervous.
He looked up, the thick cloud layer blocking his view, but he could clearly feel Ning Yue Xi’s cold glare.
Shit, I forgot, this girl can face off directly against a Faceless Giant, that means she’s at least a Rejuvenation realm mid-level, possibly higher.
Cultivators of that realm will have a very wide range of inner sight, so everything he says can be heard very clearly.
Gu Qing Shan quickly shut up.
This time around, Ning Yue Xi’s body isn’t poisoned, her body already recovering, so her fate will probably not be the same as before.
As he was thinking, he saw the Bloodthirster Demons already on their way out of the forest.
Under them are the natural-born assassins who already awoken Fire-element since birth ———-the Grey Flame Serpents.
The demon army’s assault squad is here!
They silently appeared, quickly increased their speed and ran towards Gu Qing Shan and Gong Sun Zhi for the quick-kill.
The legendary encirclement of history, officially opens its curtains at this moment.
Gong Sun Zhi’s face as cold as ice, tapping his Inventory Bag to take out an intricate formation plate.
“This old man can’t kill the Faceless Giant, but is plenty for dealing with you lot” he said coldly.
Just when Gu Qing Shan was about to lift his bow, his body suddenly stopped, frozen in place unmoving.
Numerous streams of data flowed like a waterfall in front of his eyes, accompanied with the cold mechanical voice of the System.
“Confirmed the user to have gotten into special historical scenario”
“Current conditions suitable for initiating scenario”
“Initiated: The fight to death”
(1) Blade: the weapon itself is similar to a scimitar, but Chinese Blades are much bulkier and thicker, similar to an elongated Cleaver (if you’ve played League of Legends, Tryndamere’s weapon is essentially a Chinese Blade). From now on I’ll keep the translation as Blade (capitalized) for the weapon, and blade (not capitalized) as the main shaft of sword-type weapons.