Master of Science and Technology - Chapter 61
Translator: Fan | Editor: Darling
“It looks like you want to die today!”
Zhou Ming grew more angered the more he thought about it. Although he had killed four of the Qing Yue Sword Sect students, he still felt embarrassed. Now, with Yu Qing, he felt offended. All he wanted was two women. Did they really not fear death?
“Take your shot!” Over in Yu Qing, Kong Qingyun welds his Electric Sword in a ready stance. Although he did not know about the upgrades made to his nanomaterial uniform, he still steadily rebutted Zhou Ming.
The students of Guang Fa and Qing Yue Sword Sect heard Zhou Ming’s words and raised their alertness, especially the Qing Yue Sword Sect students. Even the two heavily wounded students stood, leaning on their swords.
“Haha, very well,” Zhou Ming laughed like a maniac, praising them repeatedly. In the blink of an eye, his smile faded, and the sword floating next to him shook as he said: “I’ve shown you mercy, yet you do not know to accept it. Now, I won’t kill you. When I take all of you down, I’ll show you the consequences of offending me. I’ll show you a living nightmare!”
While speaking, he set his hands into a sword control position. The flying sword next to him melted into a line of light, heading directly for the Yu Qing students. This flying sword was powered by more than just arm strength; unlike a dart. Even though it couldn’t be as fast as lightning, it still held more speed than that the average person could dodge.
Zhou Ming said he wouldn’t kill them, and really wouldn’t kill them. This blade was heading directly for Kong Qingyun’s spiritual Core. If it struck him, he wouldn’t die at once, but his cultivation would surely be demolished. Seeing the sword flash towards him, Kong Qingyun tried to stand in stance against it, but was still a beat too slow.
However, no one, not even Kong Qingyun would have expected that, as Zhou Ming’s flying sword flew right before him, it would be blocked by a layer of light. Although Kong Qingyun was thrown back a couple of steps by the impact, he emerged completely unharmed.
“He has a magical treasure?!” Zhou Ming was shocked.
Refining State cultivators couldn’t use magical weapons, as their spiritual energy was like low-quality flammable. They couldn’t conjure enough energy to utilize the magical weapons. But magical treasures were different; they had an initial innate energy of their own. Even if they were not supplied with spiritual energy, they could still display a certain power.
However, magical treasures were too valuable. The average Sect wouldn’t allow Refining State cultivators to use them. Especially because Refining State cultivators couldn’t really control the treasures, despite the innate powers within them. If they met a stronger opponent, the treasure could be easily stolen. Only first-rate Sects would allow some of their elite students to carry magical treasures as a form of self-protection.
And Yu Qing Sect was just a third-rate Sect. The number of magical treasures within the entire Sect could be counted on one finger. This type of Sect would actually give their Refining State cultivators defensive treasures. Even the Qing Yue Sword Sect students couldn’t get this kind of treatment.
Of course, there was also the possibility of magical symbols, which could also do this. However, once a symbol was activated, there would be clear signs like glowing marks or changing spiritual energy, etc. But, when Kong Qingyun had blocked that blow, he hadn’t shown any signs other than a flash of light.
In Zhou Ming and the other Sect student’s eyes, for Kong Qingyun to block this blow, he must have been using a magical treasure.
Really, even Kong Qingyin had been shocked. He had been prepared for death. Who knew that he would actually block the attack. Prior to this fight, they had fought with beasts. Even with the help of that extraordinary map helping them avoid the creatures, they couldn’t prevent some clashing with the beasts. After all, their motives for entering this Realm were not just the spiritual grasses; beasts were valuable resources as well.
Now, in afterthought, Kong Qingyun and his classmates were a little embarrassed. They had been given such good resources yet could only come in and circle the Realm, picking a couple of grasses. Furthermore, when sparring with the beats, their armor hadn’t displayed such extraordinary gifts. They had even been injured prior to coming here.
They didn’t know that, if not for the fact that they were up against a Foundation State cultivator, Ye Zan wouldn’t have activated the defensive abilities on their uniforms. If they had gone against an ordinary opponent, even if they were killed or the uniform was ripped to shambles, this power would still not be shown.
It wasn’t that Ye Zan was being heartless. If he protected them too much, they would become sheltered and thus unable to deal with any future problems. Furthermore, the upgrade of the nanomaterial uniform was already a timed one. When a certain point was reached, it would shut off.
Of course, after the shock passed, Zhou Ming revealed traces of envy. He was a Foundation State master, the Master of this Closed Realm, yet he had not even seen a magical treasure before, much less owned one. The strongest flying sword he had was still just a magical weapon. How could a lowly Refining State cultivator be worthy of welding a magical treasure?
“Senior Kong, pay attention to the position of his hands. You can predict where the sword will fly next!” Seeing Kong Qingyun block an attack, the Qing Yue Sword Sect students were most excited, hurriedly giving Kong Qingyun tips. They were true students of the Sword Sect. Their understanding of sword techniques was far deeper than any of the other Sects.
Flying swords were not throwing weapons, to be thrown without later control. They were directed through hand positions and sword control. In other words, they made different attacks based on different techniques. The main point of wielding a flying sword was to have better speed and agility, as they were not tethered to the body. Not slowed by the restrictions of the body, they could create offensives in many unexpected ways.
But, Zhou Ming wasn’t a real sword cultivator. In ten years, he had not once had the direction of a master. All he had learned were the results of lessons from books texts. Because of this, his so-called “sword methods” were coarse and unrefined to the Qing Yue Sword Sect. It was only because of this that five Qing Yue Sword Sect students were able to escape his sword.
Hearing what the Qing Yue Sword Sect students had said, Zhou Ming was enraged. This was exposing him in front of everyone. Zhou Ming turned to the Jin Guang Sect and Wu Zhu Sect students beside him, saying: “You guys, go take down those people!”
The students of the Guang Sect and the Wu Zhu Sect had just wanted to silently stand here and observe. Anything done would be counted on Zhou Ming’s head anyway.
But who would have thought that Zhou Ming wanted the students of their two Sects to work against the Qing Yue Sword Sect. All were shocked for a moment. They had already been having second thoughts about working with Zhou Ming. If they really attacked Qing Yue Sword Sect, they would be tying themselves onto Zhou Ming’s ship.
“What, seems like you guys are unafraid of death! Should I deal with you first?” Seeing the students of the two Sects hesitate, Zhou Ming let out this cold remark.
They had no choice. The problems of the future could only be left for the future. It was important for them to survive right now. Under the threat of Zhou Ming, the students did not dare disobey. In a swoop, they had trapped Guang Fa Sect and Qing Yue Sword Sect in a circling formation.