Chapter 224: Destruction of the Tianxiong Clan (Five)
Jian Chen’s sword arm flew toward Tianxiong Lie with an intense amount of Sword Qi flowing all around his Light Wind Sword.
Against the strong amount of Sword Qi, Tianxiong Lie didn’t bother to evade, instead, he used his earth attribute infused battle axe to defend himself.
As Jian Chen slashed downward with his Sword Qi infused sword, Tianxiong Lie’s body suddenly shook as his sword received the impact. After that, Jian Chen’s body flickered away from view and then reappeared behind him,
“You are seeking death!” Seeing Jian Chen rush at him from behind, Tianxiong Lie’s eyes flashed dangerously once more as his battle axe exploded with Saint Force and he swung it.
This time, Jian Chen didn’t bother to counter it and instead decided to dodge the battle axe. At the same time, his Light Wind Sword became a streak of silver light as it flew toward Tianxiong Lie’s throat.
His sword was faster than Tianxiong Lie’s axe by a large margin. By the time Tianxiong Lie could even react, the Light Wind Sword was already closing in on his throat.
Although his last exchange with Tianxiong Lie had determined him to be at a disadvantage, but strength wasn’t his strongest point. In truth, Jian Chen relied on a speed so fast that his opponent would not be able to react in time.
“What a fast sword!” Tianxiong Lie spoke out with some surprise. However, he was a veteran of hundreds of battles, quickly a large amount of earth Saint Force overflowed and encased his body.
By the time Jian Chen’s Light Wind Sword had struck Tianxiong Lie, his earth Saint Force had already fully formed around his body like a defensive armor. The sword shook from the impact slightly before stopping in place. In the next moment, the intense amount of Sword Qi from the Light Wind Sword shot forward and pierced through the defenses of the earth Saint Force and continued on toward Tianxiong Lie’s throat.
Because of this moment of delay, Tianxiong Lie could safely retreat backward before hurriedly slamming his battle axe down onto the sword.
With a turn of his wrist, the Light Wind Sword instantly struck out another three times. Each sword stroke accurately stabbed against the same position on the axe. When the three strokes overlapped with each other, it caused the battle axe to be repelled backward because of the multiplied force.
Tianxiong Lie held onto his battle axe with both hands in disbelief. When Jian Chen had stabbed at his battle axe three times, the amount of force behind it was strong enough for the vibrations to completely paralyze his arms for a moment.
“Is this person in front of me really the same Jian Chen as the one from a year ago?” Tianxiong Lie asked himself. His strength had improved far too much in a single year for him to believe.
The moment Tianxiong Lie had that thought, another streak of white light arced toward him once more. By the time Tianxiong Lie regained his bearings, the sword was once again near his throat and had already started to cut into it. The sword drew a look of pain on his face as some blood began to drip down his neck.
At this stage between life and death, Tianxiong Lie had an alarmed face as he immediately turned his face away so that his neck would not be completely speared through.
Just as Tianxiong Lie dodged the blow, a cold gust of wind blew past him accompanied with the slight stinging sensation on his neck.
The Light Wind Sword’s blade barely nicked his neck with the sharp layer of Sword Qi that enveloped the sword. Despite the sword nicking Tianxiong Lie’s neck it only sliced through the top most layer of his skin. If he had reacted just one half-second slower, he would have been struck through the neck and his life would have been claimed by the Light Wind Sword.
Tianxiong Lie flew backward with a cry as his earth Saint Force surged out of his body once more. As it enveloped his body, his hand reached out to touch his neck subconsciously. Looking down, he saw that his hand was already nearly completely wet with blood.
A bone chilling air descended upon Tianxiong Lie as his face paled. Jian Chen’s strength had already far surpassed what he had initially estimated it to be.
At this moment, Tianxiong Lie couldn’t help but be skeptical. With his own strength, would he really be able to avenge the murder of his own son?
“Everyone, please lend me your strength!” Tianxiong Lie barked out without hesitation toward the group of people watching him.
Upon hearing Tianxiong Lie’s plea, the few people that he had initially invited hesitated for a moment before throwing themselves at Jian Chen to stop him.
“Whoever dares to start trouble with our Tianxiong clan is surely too impatient for death!”
At that moment, another voice called out from behind the Tianxiong clan’s courtyard. As everyone turned around to look, the shadow of a person quickly flew over and landed right in the midst of Jian Chen and the incoming barrage of people. This man looked to be around forty years old and wore a white robe made of expensive materials while looking very similar to Tianxiong Lie.
His eyes landed upon the miserable looking Tianxiong Lie before narrowing. Quickly stepping to reach his brother’s side he asked him, “Big brother, are you hurt?” This was the brother of Tianxiong Lie– Tianxiong Daoyun.
Tianxiong Lie nodded his head slowly, “I’m fine.” He whispered.
Tianxiong Daoyun whipped his head up to look at Jian Chen with eyes that could ignite anything caught in his glance on fire. “Big brother, who is he?”
Tianxiong Lie stared darkly at Jian Chen and spat out the words, “Daoyun, he is the murderer who killed my son.”
Tianxiong Daoyun’s face hardened as he stared angrily at Jian Chen. “So you’re the one that killed my nephew, Tianxiong Kang.”
Jian Chen looked at the two Tianxiong brothers before looking at the other people in front of him. There were a total of seven other men. Aside from two elders, there were also five other middle aged men who all exuded presences that Jian Chen could feel. From their presences he could tell that these men were all at the Great Saint Master level, but the two elders and another black robed middle aged man were at the Peak Great Saint Master level.
“Everybody, this is a personal matter between the Tianxiong clan and I. For those who are not involved, please leave, otherwise, come if you will.” Jian Chen addressed the seven men in front of him.
The seven people looked at each other for a brief moment before shaking their heads. Each one of them had personally seen Jian Chen’s strength for themselves; this was not the simplistic situation that Tianxiong Lie had said it would be. In their eyes, Tianxiong Lie had nearly died to Jian Chen, and with this, they had started to fear Jian Chen a bit. Even though they were good friends with Tianxiong Lie, when he was on the verge of death, they could only stand by the side and watch.