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Revolt against the Heavens – Chapter 97: End of the obsession

Chapter 97: End of the obsession

The more Cao Yun was using 'Dragon's Chest' in an actual fight, the faster he was understanding it. Within his now calm sea of consciousness, the Root Star was shining even brighter than the actual sun. The principle behind the technique could seem simple at a first glance. It consisted in sending Qi to enhance the part of the body one wanted to protect. However, in practice, the way of circulating said Qi was extremely complicated. Thankfully, Cao Yun had developed his Po character and his ability to circulate his Qi was way more refined compared with a standard Mortal cultivator.

rThe next step seemed pretty obvious. It consisted in enhancing all of the body at once. If one was able to reach this stage, his body would become as resilient as the body of a dragon who would have a similar strength. Dragon scales were usually considered like the most durable material any living thing could produce. Some metals or rocks were more resistant but they did not come from a living being.

rCao Yun had not yet reached this level. But right now he was using this 'Dragon's Chest' both in his back to prevent the bleeding and in his hands to tighten his grip on the spear. He did not need to protect anything else because he was focusing on dodging and attacking quickly, before retreating just after.

rFinally, after several minutes, Luduo Bu's defense started to give way and Cao Yun's 'Nine Chi Black Dragon Spear' penetrated his waist. The wound was not very deep. Yet the effect on Luduo Bu was tremendous. The inner demon realized he was losing and with this wound, he would have a harder time moving. Understanding that fighting Cao Yun head on was foolish, a ray of rationality pierced through his hatred.

rThe little servant had not been able to run away until now. She had been pinned down by the blood runes. Even though they had all disappeared, absorbed by the Drop of Wrath, Huang Cixi had no way of knowing that. In fact, she was still laying down in the Dark Veil array formation. The sounds of the fight were echoing relentlessly in the basin and she was utterly powerless.

rHuang Cixi hated this feeling. Her own life was in the hands of the man she was supposed to hate but yet couldn't do wholeheartedly. The only thing she could do was stay out of his way. No matter how much she racked her brain, there was no other choice. And just like Cao Yun, she began to deeply understand the importance of strength. Even if she became the most important woman in her family, everything could be destroyed in an instant by a powerful assassin. As she was cursing her own weakness, she swore to become stronger. Then, she heard someone approaching.

rHer heart stopped for an instant. The noise of the fight had not stopped. And Cao Yun would never come to her because she knew he was actively trying to protect her. The only person who could be coming down there was Luduo Bu. And the only reason why he would do so was obvious.

rHuang Cixi was right.

rAround the small basin, Cao Yun was trying to divert Luduo Bu by attacking him. Although his attacks were making some flesh wounds, they were not enough to deter the inner demon. By the time he went down toward the array formation, he was covered in fresh blood, as he wasn't fast enough to block every attack.

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Chapter 1: The fateful night
Chapter 2: Meeting a dying god
Chapter 3: 1-Core Demonic Beast
Chapter 4: Full recovery
Chapter 5: Feng Yingyue
Chapter 6: Sorrowful Dew Pearl
Chapter 7: 2-Core Demonic Beasts
Chapter 8: The bird and the snake
Chapter 9: Parents protecting their kid
Chapter 10: Yinmen City
Chapter 11: Huang Cixi
Chapter 12: The first night in town
Chapter 13: The City Lord Dun Mofan
Chapter 14: Sealing the Seven Demons
Chapter 15: The auction
Chapter 16: Assassination
Chapter 17: Great Alchemy Master Hua
Chapter 18: Alchemy Competition
Chapter 19: True success
Chapter 20: Farewell
Chapter 21: Ambush
Chapter 22: Entering the Lunar marsh
Chapter 23: The Evil Way
Chapter 24: The Demon kills Evil
Chapter 25: Elder Gu's revenge
Chapter 26: Entrance examination
Chapter 27: Assessment stone
Chapter 28: Eight Directions Engulfing array formation
Chapter 29: Killing in the eight directions
Chapter 30: Eighteen Weapons Mechanical Puppet
Chapter 31: Choosing a weapon
Chapter 32: Azure Dragon's Seven Piercing Stars
Chapter 33: Yin-Yang Torture Illusion array
Chapter 34: Tempering within torment
Chapter 35: Final test
Chapter 36: A friendly competition
Chapter 37: The first horn of the dragon
Chapter 38: Settling two bets
Chapter 39: The Wubei Sect's rules
Chapter 40: Nine Chi Black Dragon Spear
Chapter 41: The martial art pavilion
Chapter 42: A troubled night
Chapter 43: Alchemy principles
Chapter 44: The first pill
Chapter 45: Training grounds
Chapter 46: The turtle whips
Chapter 47: Mei Ying
Chapter 48: Eight Factions
Chapter 49: Heavenly Swallow
Chapter 50: The sleepy alchemist
Chapter 51: Deciding on a faction
Chapter 52: Warrior Dream array formation
Chapter 53: The trial
Chapter 54: 1-star Earth rank alchemist
Chapter 55: The Wubei Merit Market
Chapter 56: First sell
Chapter 57: Exceptional sell
Chapter 58: Howling Crane Gorges
Chapter 59: True Essence pills
Chapter 60: A forced bet
Chapter 61: Another duel of two Hearts
Chapter 62: A disheartened duel
Chapter 63: Truce between Fire and Swallow
Chapter 64: First month in the Wubei Sect
Chapter 65: A blacksmith in need
Chapter 66: Lu Meihan
Chapter 67: Preparation for the duel
Chapter 68: Coiling Silk's invitation
Chapter 69: A fragrant room
Chapter 70: Controlling the fire in one's mind
Chapter 71: The Metal Corporeal Soul
Chapter 72: The Wubei Sect's library
Chapter 73: Guarding the Ten Thousand Directions
Chapter 74: 1-star Earth array formation master
Chapter 75: A visitor to the Devil's Jail
Chapter 76: Preparation for the challenge
Chapter 78: Settling a grudge with the bimonthly duels
Chapter 79: Blood horse vs Wind dragon
Chapter 80: Hate and despair
Chapter 81: New determinations after the fight
Chapter 82: Chief Elder Suxian's personal lecture
Chapter 83: Seamless Qi Vortex Array formation
Chapter 84: Thousand Snakes Invade the Shell
Chapter 85: Locking the Seven and Stopping the Waves
Chapter 86: Nefarious intent toward a blacksmith
Chapter 87: 6th-grade Mortal
Chapter 88: Unifying all the meridians
Chapter 89: Contrived Shell Balm
Chapter 90: Hunting in the Lunar Marsh
Chapter 91: Blood drinking runes
Chapter 92: The Silver Lion leader
Chapter 93: Eight Blood Runes
Chapter 94: Luduo Bu's Inner demon
Chapter 95: The Dragon's Chest
Chapter 96: The blood devours eight demons
Chapter 97: End of the obsession
Chapter 98: Healing after the battle
Chapter 99: The Drop of Wrath
Chapter 100: Ren Chao's disappearance
Chapter 101: Plan for a rescue
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