Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
“Success!” Song Shuhang said ecstatically.
The sensation of being able to freely control and make fly his treasured saber was marvelous. The only drawback was that his treasured saber still looked like armor.
The second step in learning to ride a flying saber also went smoothly.
“Shuhang, when it comes to sabers, your talent is truly nothing to scoff at,” Su Clan’s Sixteen said. From saber meditation all the way to letting the saber float, Song Shuhang was able to succeed in a single try.
“Well, it’s the talent that I traded for my sword talent.” Song Shuhang ridiculed.
His dream had always been to become a swordmaster, but little did he expect that he would be able to wield the saber this well.
“Now, you should continue getting more familiar with the process and try to get your treasured saber to perform various movements in the air. When the treasured saber can act according to your thoughts, you can carry out the next stage of the practice,” Su Clan’s Sixteen said, especially appearing like a teacher now.
Song Shuhang replied, “Alright!”
He continued to familiarize himself with the process. Then, after finally getting used to letting the treasured saber float, Shuhang gave the next step a try.
He first controlled the saber and made it move up and down. Next, he got it to move forward, backward, turn around, and move in circles.
After becoming proficient in these basic movements, Song Shuhang made the saber fly according to an S-shaped trajectory, then made it spin forward, brake, move backward, and so on.
These movements were already relatively complicated. At the beginning, it was inevitable that there would be some delay between the Song Shuhang’s commands and the treasured saber actually moving. It was similar to online gaming a long time ago, when there was a lot of lag. Whenever Song Shuhang sent a command, the treasured saber would lag a little before actually performing the command.
When a delay appeared between Song Shuhang’s command and the treasured saber’s reaction, Song Shuhang’s ‘Sage Seal’ in his dantian would slightly light up, directly form a connection with the fat whale Illusory Core and strengthen the connection between Song Shuhang and treasure saber Broken Tyrant as a result.
It was as if Song Shuhang was using a 1 Mbps Internet connection, which would then suddenly be enhanced by the Sage Seal, increasing the speed to 100 Mbps.
In the next moment, the delay between the treasured saber Broken Tyrant and Song Shuhang completely disappeared, allowing Song Shuhang to get the saber to perform all kinds of actions.
The Sage Seal unexpectedly has this kind of function? Song Shuhang thought to himself.
After the last tribulation, he believed that his biggest gain was the power of virtue bestowed upon the virtuous lamia. He didn’t think that the ‘Sage Seal’ would actually bring him such surprises.
With the Sage Seal’s assistance, the mutual understanding between Song Shuhang and the treasured saber grew deeper and deeper. With his mere thought, the armor-shaped treasured saber Broken Tyrant could perform all kinds of actions.
Instant acceleration, instant braking then turning around, vertical takeoff, flying in a spiral, somersaults, S-turn…
Song Shuhang was having a good time playing around. The process of controlling the saber reminded him of his childhood, when he loved playing with RC planes. Unfortunately, the RC planes weren’t able to perform all movements that Song Shuhang wanted them to, leaving him rather dejected at the time.
But now, the treasured saber Broken Tyrant dancing in the air could perform any move he thought of. No matter what kind of move he wanted it to perform, there wouldn’t be a problem. This made him very happy.
After exactly half an hour, the treasured saber Broken Tyrant in the air returned to Song Shuhang’s side, floating up and down.
This stage of the practice had also come to an end.
“Sixteen, I feel like the connection between the treasured saber Broken Tyrant and me is already strong enough, so let’s move on to the next step,” Song Shuhang said.
Su Clan’s Sixteen brought out her phone and looked at the time. She found that it had only been an hour ever since they’d begun practicing, and there was quite some time before their lunch break ended. So, she nodded her head. “We indeed still have a lot of time. Let’s begin practicing with the layer of light.”
There were two kinds of light layers. The first one was used for riding a flying sword or saber—it pursued speed, and abilities such as ‘wind, water, snow, fire, and earth evasion’ were commonly attached to it, making it more comfortable for the cultivator to ride the flying sword or saber.
The second one was the offensive layer of light used with the saber controlling technique—it was employed when a cultivator issued a mental order, sending their flying sword or saber to take the head of their enemy from a thousand miles away.
Generally speaking, the previous saber meditation, as well as the steps to control the flight of a treasured saber, were all fairly common in the entire world of cultivation, with all other steps being related to them.
The main differences between the techniques of sword flight or saber flight of different large sects and cultivation clans were usually found in the light layer.
As for the technique that Su Clan’s Seven had passed on to Sixteen to give to Song Shuhang, it was his own self-created flying technique.
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “The saber riding technique ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯ and the saber controlling technique ❮Moonlight Saber Control❯ were both created by Seven, which is why they can be taught to people outside the Su Clan. Still, Shuhang, don’t teach it or spread it to others.”
Song Shuhang nodded as he said, “I understand.”
Unless Su Clan’s Seven gave his consent, Song Shuhang would definitely not pass these two techniques to others.
However, ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯ and ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯… such names definitely had the flavor of the Spirit River Su Clan.
Su Clan’s Sixteen smiled and explained the two saber techniques to Song Shuhang.
Seven’s ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯ was based on the concept [in the eyes of a tyrant, there is only one path––forward]. This flying saber technique was divided into two steps.
The first step was the usual saber light, while the second step had an explosive nature. It was only with the second step that the ‘tyrant’ mode was achieved. However, once deployed, one would charge forward violently with great lethality… The only drawback was that one would be unable to turn due to the explosive nature of this method, which was why Su Clan’s Sixteen named it ‘tyrannical’. But, even if one was unable to turn, its crazy speed made up for its drawback. Unless your speed surpassed Song Shuhang’s by several times, you could only watch as you were run over once the ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯ state was active.
Besides its collision power, the ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯’s great speed made it a great escape technique. As long as you were able to grasp an opportunity, you would be able to leave the battlefield at explosive speed.
As for the other technique, ❮Moonlight Saber Control❯, Su Clan’s Seven’s thought process for this one was as followed: [When you raise your head to look up, you will find that the moonlight has already fallen upon your body.]
When using the saber controlling technique, the treasured saber would turn into a beam of moonlight and cut the enemy without a sound.
…It was just that it wasn’t known if Song Shuhang’s armored-like treasure saber would be able to turn into moonlight. What a headache…
Similar to before, Su Clan’s Sixteen first gave Song Shuhang a demonstration of the two ‘saber techniques’. Afterward, she explained the principles behind them.
After making sure that Song Shuhang had completely grasped the principles, Su Clan’s Sixteen got Song Shuhang to try it himself.
“I’ll first try the saber riding technique,” Song Shuhang said.
Compared to the ‘saber controlling technique’, he was more interested in the ‘saber riding technique’.
As such, Song Shuhang issued a mental order, and the treasured saber Broken Tyrant floated right beside him.
Following Su Clan’s Sixteen’s teachings, Song Shuhang used the ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯ by first condensing a layer of light on Broken Tyrant.
As long as he could successfully condense the layer of light, he could step on it and fly!
Honestly, Song Shuhang was quite excited when he was condensing the layer of light on the treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
Ever since he’d begun cultivating and entered the world of cultivation, he had always been looking forward to riding a flying sword, and now, he was finally going to fly high in the skies with his own strength!
Song Shuhang reached out and stroked the treasured saber Broken Tyrant. Then, a layer of light appeared, enveloping the saber’s body—the saber intent armor dissipated once during the process, but Song Shuhang quickly reinfused saber intent in the blade. After all, while learning how to ride a flying saber, one would obtain twice the effectiveness with the assistance of the saber intent. At most, he would just opt not to infuse the saber intent when normally riding a flying saber after he had properly mastered the technique.
A layer of light enveloped Broken Tyrant, but since this was Shuhang’s first time condensing it, the layer of light was very uneven. It was thicker in some places, while it was thinner in other places. As for the edges of the layer of light, they were like a chaotic piece of abstract painting.
But, generally speaking, it could still be considered a successful condensing.
“Although the form isn’t that good, it should be able to fly at low altitudes, right?” Song Shuhang said as he raised his foot to step on the layer of light.
When he stepped on the layer of light around Broken Tyrant, it instantly broke.
How embarrassing, I actually weigh so much?
“Shuhang, no need to worry. Just calm down and try again,” Su Clan’s Sixteen said. In fact, when condensing the layer of light, not many would be able to succeed on their first try.
Song Shuhang smiled, calmed his mind, and reached out to condense another layer of light onto Broken Tyrant.
This time, the form of the layer of light was much better, with the edges appearing more rounded.
Song Shuhang thought for a bit and then stepped on it once again.
The layer of light broke again.
“Alright, failure is the mother of success,” Song Shuhang said softly. Then, he reached out, operated the ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯, and condensed a layer of light onto the treasured saber Broken Tyrant once again.
This time, the completed layer of light was closer to perfection, with the thickness being much more even overall.
Song Shuhang nodded his head in satisfaction.
He felt that if he were to practice a few more times, he would be able to completely master the ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯.
Then, when he was about to try another time, a golden snake tail suddenly stretched out and poked the layer of light.
“Crack~” The layer of light broke again.
Song Shuhang turned around and saw the virtuous lamia.
Seeing Song Shuhang looking at her, the virtuous lamia tilted her head. The shape of her body had changed; it seemed that the great amount of power of virtue that entered her body after the Profound Sage Speech allowed her to evolve a bit more.
The biggest change was at her waist. Previously, half of her waist was part of the snake tail, but she now had a complete waist; the snake tail moved further down.
Song Shuhang raised his eyebrows. “Why have you come out again?”
Well, he wasn’t under attack right now, was he? Why would the virtuous lamia suddenly appear?
As soon as Song Shuhang’s voice fell, the virtuous lamia bent her body, and her little hand stroked the treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
In the next moment, a perfect, hexagon-shaped layer of light appeared on the treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
Then, with Song Shuhang still confused, the virtuous lamia jumped onto Broken Tyrant.
The treasured saber Broken Tyrant rushed towards the sky, reaching an altitude of 500 meters in a single instant.
After reaching this height, the virtuous lamia began her performance.
The treasured saber Broken Tyrant spun, jumped, floated, and performed the waggle dance, with all the movements being very smooth.
She seemed to be using her power to mock Song Shuhang—you weak little shiet, trying so many times yet still failing to successfully condense a proper layer of light, look at me here!
Song Shuhang: “…”
Su Clan’s Sixteen: “…”
“Hey, quickly come down! Don’t mess around, I still want to practice riding a flying saber,” Song Shuhang shouted towards the sky. The name of the virtuous lamia was too difficult to say. Song Shuhang still couldn’t pronounce it correctly.
In the sky, the virtuous lamia stopped, looked at Song Shuhang, and then tilted her head in confusion.
Song Shuhang called out, “Come down!”
The virtuous lamia seemed to have understood.
Afterward, she slowly leaned backward and fell onto the layer of light of the saber. “Aaaah~”
The recording of Song Shuhang’s scream was played. Afterward, she tilted her head and ‘died’.
After she ‘died’ on top of the treasured saber, the saber floated up and down in the sky.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Su Clan’s Sixteen: “…”
After floating for a while, the virtuous lamia suddenly opened her eyes, and looked at Song Shuhang and Su Clan’s Sixteen.
After seeing them being silent, she immediately closed her eyes and continued playing dead.
Song Shuhang: “…”
After this evolution, the virtuous lamia had become even more eccentric.
There really seems to be something wrong with my virtuous golden light.
Song Shuhang threatened the virtuous lamia in his heart. [Come down quickly. If you don’t come down, you will never get to see Fairy Lychee again.]
…Honestly speaking, Song Shuhang was unable to regard his virtuous lamia as simple golden light. Only heaven knew what would become of her once she had evolved some more.
After hearing Song Shuhang, the virtuous lamia abruptly got up and ‘sat’ on the treasured saber with its tail wrapped.
In the next moment, she obediently controlled the saber to descend to Song Shuhang’s side.
“Very good, return to my body and stop messing around,” Song Shuhang said in satisfaction.
The virtuous lamia tilted her head, and then returned to Song Shuhang’s body. However, she didn’t hide inside his body and remained in a defensive stance as she wrapped around him.
At this moment, Song Shuhang regained control over the floating Broken Tyrant. He reached out to stroke it again.
Subsequently, a hexagonal layer of light appeared before him, just like the one the virtuous lamia had condensed.
Song Shuhang raised his hand and looked at the virtuous golden light attached to his body.
He then closed his eyes and carefully recalled the process.
Afterward, he scattered the layer of light on the treasured saber.
The virtuous lamia understood Song Shuhang’s thoughts. This time, her body completely returned into Song Shuhang’s body, no longer affecting his practice of the ‘saber riding technique’.
“One more time.” Song Shuhang reached out and stroked the treasured saber.
In the next moment, a regular triangular layer of light appeared on the treasured saber.
The corners of Song Shuhang’s mouth moved upwards as he raised his foot and stepped forward. The treasured saber Broken Tyrant flew to his feet by itself and supported him.
This time, the layer of light did not break!