Chapter 431: Mastering the Inverted Scale Saber Technique
Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
When he was told that he had to control Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body, Song Shuhang thought that he would have to control it from a distance.
Little did he expect that his consciousness would directly enter his body!
As if that wasn't enough, his own body seemed to have fallen into a deep slumber due to his consciousness flying out.
It almost felt as though his soul had been shifted to a different body!
However, Song Shuhang knew that this wasn't a soul transferring technique. His soul was still within his original body, and only his consciousness had flown out and entered Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body.
What a strange ability! Song Shuhang thought to himself. The seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were powerful experts with incredible abilities.
Anyway, since my consciousness was transferred to Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body, where did his consciousness go? Is it inside my body?
Song Shuhang shot a compassionate gaze at 'little friend Song Shuhang' from the viewpoint of an onlooker. After looking at himself lying on the ground, Song Shuhang felt particularly aggrieved.
Therefore, Song Shuhang controlled Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body once more and squatted down, trying to help 'himself' up.
When he tried to control Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body, he still felt that delay.
Only three seconds after he decided to 'help Song Shuhang up' did the body actually perform the action.
This lag was exaggerated! How could he replace Young Master Phoenix Slayer and participate in the hand-guided tractor competition under these circumstances?
In the competition, even a second could make the difference!
The others would immediately dash forward with their rumbling tractors while he would have to wait three seconds before moving! He would lose before even starting! Would I get a good beating if I were to justify it with this line: 'Trash, this young master will give you an advantage of three seconds'...?
The lag of three seconds became even scarier when he thought that there were things such as landmines, torpedoes, disposable flying swords, and so forth buried on the race track. All these things required the participants to react in the shortest time frame possible! Just thinking about the fact that he could react to the traps only after three seconds had passed made him feel that he didn't have many chances of winning.
Song Shuhang felt his scalp go numb. Will I have to use my physical body to tank the landmines just like a mine roller, and break through all the traps buried on the race track with sheer physical strength?
"If there is no way to get rid of this lag, I can participate in the competition only for show," Song Shuhang muttered to himself.
The only good thing was that this body belonged to Young Master Phoenix Slayer. Therefore, he didn't need to worry if he had an arm or leg missing after the competition.
As for the state of Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body after the end of the competition, it would depend on his luck.
With this lag of three seconds, Song Shuhang felt really powerless.
Just as his imagination was running wild, Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body finally propped up 'little friend Song Shuhang'.
Then, after three more seconds, Young Master Phoenix Slayer finally managed to look all around.
After another three seconds, Young Master Phoenix Slayer carried 'little friend Song Shuhang' toward a nearby wall, making him sit down.
After three more seconds, Young Master Phoenix Slayer got up and gazed at little friend Song Shuhang's lifeless body.
A world where one had to wait three seconds to perform each action was surely maddening. If this were a video game, Song Shuhang would be madly pressing on the movement key.
After seeing that his original body was still in a coma, Song Shuhang started to get worried.
His consciousness was transferred to Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body, but he had no idea where Young Master Phoenix Slayer's consciousness went.
What should I do with my body if I am to participate in the competition in Young Master Phoenix Slayer's stead?
Do I really have to leave it here in the open?
But it might be troublesome if I do so! Especially with people secretly monitoring me!
It seems I'll have to look for a secure place and place my body there...
Just as Song Shuhang was in deep thoughts, two disciples of the Chu Family quickly came over from a faraway place!
At this time, there were many disciples of the Chu Family in the surroundings of the Grievance Settling Platform.
Under the instructions of the family leader, quick-witted and capable disciples were sent over. The reason they came to the Grievance Settling Platform was to take a look at what these powerful seniors were doing and give them a hand if they needed it. There was a chance the Chu Family might profit from this if their luck was good. It would be great if these seniors took a liking to one of these disciples or decided to accept them as disciples inside their sects.
The seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group didn't refuse their help and decided to give these disciples an opportunity to show off.
While modifying the hand-guided tractors, the seniors indeed needed someone capable to give them a hand, and these disciples of the Chu Family happened to come just at the right time.
Actually when the disciples of the Chu Family discovered that the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were modifying these hand-guided tractors to participate in a competition, they almost spat out a mouthful of blood.
Luckily, the family leader chose only those that were capable and quick-witted. Therefore, they quickly adjusted their state of mind and devoted themselves to the work, enthusiastically helping the seniors. Let alone hand-guided tractors, if these seniors wanted to modify tricycles and participate into a tricycle competition, they would still give their all and enthusiastically help them!
As long as they could form a good relationship with them, it was all worth it. As for how they did it it didn't really matter.
"Senior Phoenix Slayer." The two disciples of the Chu Family came over and greeted Young Master Phoenix Slayer.
The two disciples were a man and a woman and seemed to be in their twenties. They seemed rather quick-witted from the looks in their eyes.
Three seconds later, Young Master Phoenix Slayer turned his head around and faintly smiled at the two disciples, saying, "Hey."
"Senior, as requested, we came to look after Mr. Song Shuhang. Feel relieved, we'll meticulously take care of him until the end of the hand-guided tractor competition, nothing will happen to him," the two disciples said with a smile.
This duty where they had to look after someone was a good opportunity to get closer to Young Master Phoenix Slayer.
After hearing the words of these disciples of the Chu Family, Song Shuhang had an epiphany. Young Master Phoenix Slayer had already prepared everything.
Thereupon, three seconds later, Young Master Phoenix Slayer continued smiling and, with a nod, he said, "Then, I'll leave this little friend to you. Properly look after him and you shall receive a good reward later."
"Thank you, Senior Phoenix Slayer!" the two disciples said happily.
Afterward, one of them moved to the right and the other one to the left. They propped Song Shuhang up together and brought him to a nearby car.
They had driven that car here from the Chu Family, and now, it just so happened that they could use it as a place where Song Shuhang could rest.
Song Shuhang faintly sighed and looked toward the place where the hand-guided tractors were being modified.
By relying on his memory, he shot a glance toward the place where Young Master Phoenix Slayer was modifying his hand-guided tractor earlier.
In there, three disciples of the Chu Family were carrying out the last finishing touches on Young Master Phoenix Slayer's modified hand-guided tractor. Afterward, they also sprayed the vehicle number on the tractor the number was 44.
It was a number that gave one a bad premonition! 1
From the looks of it, Young Master Phoenix Slayer had already finished modifying his hand-guided tractor before allowing Song Shuhang to control his body.
The water-proof formation and whatnot must have been already taken care of, and that was a relief. At least, he wouldn't have to worry about the tractor suddenly plunging into the water as soon as they reached the section on the sea because it didn't have the correct formations engraved on it.
Since he still had a bit of time, Song Shuhang pondered for a moment and squatted down, picking up the treasured saber Broken Tyrant on the ground.
His body was propped up by the two disciples of the Chu Family earlier and taken somewhere else, but the treasured saber Broken Tyrant was left behind.
After picking up the saber, Song Shuhang decided to keep practicing the Inverted Scale Saber Technique.
Perhaps there was this lag between his consciousness and Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body because he wasn't accustomed to it?
If that was the case, doing some exercise and practicing the Inverted Scale Saber Technique for a while might allow him to synchronize his consciousness with Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body. It would be great if he could get rid of this absurd lag of three seconds before the start of the competition.
Three seconds later, 'Young Master Phoenix Slayer' started displaying the Inverted Scale Saber Technique.
Dragon Dance Style, the saber changed into a dancing dragon, and a thousand evils could not harm one's body!
Dragon Scale Style, the saber turned into the scales of a dragon, protecting one's body all over!
Inverted Scale Style, this was the move with the strongest defense!
Although the delay was still there, Song Shuhang was able to slowly display the three styles.
One time, two times, three times.
After the third time, Song Shuhang felt a miraculous glow flash through his mind.
Countless ideas gushed out of his mind and poured into his consciousness.
The miraculous glow and the sudden explosion of ideas consisted in nearly hundred different understandings of the Inverted Scale Saber Technique, and more than thirty different understandings of 'basic saber techniques'.
Song Shuhang felt his brain incredibly clear.
Therefore, he tried to perform the Inverted Scale Saber Technique once more!
Three seconds later, Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body wielded the saber once again.
Dragon Dance Style!
The saber moved forward and slashed, resembling a huge dancing dragon. Song Shuhang could even faintly hear the intermittent cry of a dragon transmit from Broken Tyrant.
When he used the Dragon Dance Style, the saber seemed to have transformed into a real dragon that was soaring in the skies. Once the move was unleashed, it could wipe out any attack aimed at Song Shuhang.
Next, the tried the second style, the Dragon Scale Style.
A huge amount of spiritual energy gushed out of Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body, pouring inside Broken Tyrant.
When the Dragon Scale Style was used, the spiritual energy changed into saber qi, and the saber qi changed into dragon scales.
When he used this style, Song Shuhang could see an indistinct huge azure dragon coiling around his body like a snake and protecting him from all attacks.
At this time, Song Shuhang felt as though God himself was helping him! Although he could only use a very rough version of the Inverted Scale Saber Technique earlier, he was using it like an expert right now!
Then, he used the last style, the Inverted Scale Style.
The treasured saber Broken Tyrant gently spun while in Song Shuhang's hand, turning upside down.
Soon after, the blade drew a semicircle in front of Song Shuhang from a very weird angle.
This curved slash was the so-called inverted scale of the dragon. It was protecting the sole weakness fn the dragon's body and was at the same time the place with the strongest defense.
Song Shuhang found this style very difficult to understand. Why was this slash that formed a semicircle in front of his body the strongest amongst the three styles of the Inverted Scale Saber Technique?
When he used Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body to perform the Inverted Scale Style, Song Shuhang felt a heroic feeling well up in his heart he felt that no matter how powerful the attack of the enemy was, as long as they dared to attack him head-on, he could surely block their attack with the Inverted Scale Style!
Of course, Song Shuhang knew that this feeling was nothing but an illusion. If the attack of the enemy was too strong, they could reduce him to ashes even with something like a fireball.
But at this time, Song Shuhang had more or less understood why the Inverted Scale Style was stronger compared to the other two styles.
Song Shuhang's comprehension or skill level in regards to the Inverted Scale Saber Technique had already reached the necessary level. When he used the Inverted Scale Style earlier, his understanding in regards to the Inverted Scale Saber Technique finally reached the master level.
Whether it was a martial skill, a cultivation technique, or a magical technique, its level could be divided into four categories based on the skills of the user.
A person that had just started understanding a martial skill was at the beginner level.
Someone that had a good amount of knowledge about the technique was at the intermediate level.
Someone that had practiced it to perfection was at the master level.
And finally was the great master level where one had trained the technique until developing their own special style.
Unlike cultivation levels, skill categories weren't that clear.
Only the user could roughly estimate its level regarding a certain skill.
Of course Song Shuhang didn't really know how skills were ranked. He only knew that he had perfectly mastered the Inverted Scale Saber Technique after practicing four times.
'Young Master Phoenix Slayer' finally stopped.
What happened just now? Earlier, I was only capable of using a rough version of the Inverted Scale Saber Technique!
How is it possible that I perfectly learned it after using it for about four times while inside Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body?
"Is my talent so incredible when it comes to saber techniques?" Song Shuhang said in puzzlement.
Wasn't this natural talent a bit too heaven-defying?
No, that's wasn't it!
The reason he was able to comprehend the Inverted Scale Saber Technique was that close to a hundred different inspirations of saber techniques and more than thirty different understandings of basic saber techniques suddenly resurfaced in his mind.
Thanks to these inspirations and understandings, he was able to quickly grasp the Inverted Scale Saber Technique.
And this 'mind' wasn't that of little friend Song Shuhang, but that of Young Master Phoenix Slayer!
Both the miraculous glow and the realizations all came from Young Master Phoenix Slayer's brain.