The Water Thunder was just like a splashing torrential downpour, sweeping across the entire Flower Dragon Hall. The High Grade Nebula Star Artifact Shark Scale Shield was immediately left in dire straits by the detonation of this Blooming Water Thunder, which carved deep gashes into it. If it had scored a direct hit, Su Xing did not dare imagine what the end of that would be.
Gong Caiwei’s steps were like rising smoke, using her excellent stance and footwork to avoid these Water Thunders. She did not forget to initiate an incantation while dodging, directing Tracing Snow to do its utmost in attacking the Blooming Water Dragon.
The Blooming Water Dragon suddenly soared into the air, its more than ten zhang body floating about the main hall, just like a real dragon would soar through clouds and mist. Unexpectedly, it had begun to fight the two flying swords.
“Sword Swiftly Rides the Wind! Go!”
Gong Caiwei and Su Xing did not dare to lower their guard, using this opportunity to activate the sole techniques of their artifacts. Tracing Snow turned into a cold light that pierced through the dragon’s body, but the Blooming Water Dragon floated around, extending two sharp claws that unexpectedly blocked Tracing Snow directly.
Su Xing cursed, forming hand seals, linking together the incantations inside his mouth.
“True Thunder Punishes Evil, Nothing Will Not Burn! Punishing Evil Divine Thunder!”
The Thunder Cry Sword transformed into a bolt of lightning, striking towards the Blooming Water Dragon. Although it had the words “Divine Thunder,” it fell short of true Divine Thunder by far. The Blooming Water Dragon opened its maw wide, spraying out a stream of water like a thunderclap, slamming into the Thunder Cry Sword with an explosion. The ancient Demon Beast’s Blooming Water Divine Thunder could not be compared with the Intermediate Grade Thunder Cry Sword.
Su Xing violently spat out a mouthful of blood. The Thunder Cry Sword was shockingly unable to do anything but be blown to pieces by the dragon’s Water Thunder, causing Su Xing distress.1
With a dragon incantation of the Nine Firmaments, the Blooming Water Dragon suddenly coiled its body, keeping a dim light in its mouth.
“Be careful, it’s Blooming Water Divine Thunder.” Gong Caiwei turned pale with fright, an artifact putting a barrier in front of her.
She had barely uttered those words before a long, deafening cry resounded. A thunderbolt then sprayed forth from the Blooming Water Dragon’s mouth. It was unlike those Water Thunders from before. The thunderbolt sprayed out this time turned into a straight line that concentrated all the Water Thunders into a single point. Its target was shockingly Su Xing.
The Blooming Water Divine Thunder speed was fast enough that it could pass by in the blink of an eye, and the Shark Scale Shield forcibly blocked this Water Thunder. As expected of an artifact that used a Shark Demon Beast in its construction to not shatter on the spot against this, but it did lose much of its spiritual power, falling to the ground. Su Xing’s heart sank. He had only just thought of raising his gun when the figure of the dim, dark blue light loomed over him. The Blooming Water Dragon’s pair of dragon pupils stared at Su Xing, its mouth full of sharp teeth.
Being this close to the dragon from legends, its mighty power and pressure unexpectedly shook Su Xing such that he had no way to move.
The Blooming Water Dragon’s claw scratched against Su Xing’s stomach, directly sending him flying. This Demon Beast also wanted to take the opportunity to kill him, but how could Gong Caiwei ever give it that chance. Throwing out a Water Line,3 the moment it touched air, it multiplied in size several times, becoming an icy light that immediately wrapped around the dragon. A narrow ring took shape surrounding the Blooming Water Dragon’s body, and it tightly held the dragon in place. The Blooming Water Dragon roared endlessly, struggling with all its might.
Gong Caiwei hurried herself and flew in front Su Xing.
“You’re still alive, right?” Gong Caiwei’s heart tightened. Getting scratched head on by the ancient Dragon Demon Beast, never mind a Nebula Stage Cultivator, even a Galaxy Stage Cultivator would necessarily perish without doubt.
Su Xing spat out several mouthfuls of foul blood. Raising himself up and tearing open his jacket, he revealed that underneath was a Golden Thread Fish Scale Armor. Though his complexion was unsightly, if he did not lean upon this Golden Thread Fish Scale Armor, he would have already been eviscerated and disemboweled by this dragon. The power of that one dragon claw was truly incomparably tyrannical. Even the top-notch artifact Golden Thread Fish Scale Armor had a slight crack torn in it.
They had only fought three bouts with this Demon Beast, but the Thunder Cry Sword was shattered, the Shark Scale Shield heavily weakened, and the Golden Thread Fish Scale Armor was also showing a crack. Su Xing was gloomy from the bottom of his heart. “Gong Caiwei, couldn’t you have used this thing earlier?”
That Water Line already almost completely sealed the dragon. It seemed very exceptional if the ancient Demon Beast was unable to free itself.
“The ‘Ice Sealing Line’4 is not capable of sustaining itself for very long. Right now, it was used far too early. For the Blooming Water Dragon’s power to be able to struggle this much;” Gong Caiwei complexion was grim, knowing in her heart that her own Supreme Grade Nebula Stage Artifact was seemingly about to be destroyed here. Although this ancient Demon Beast has entered its declining years, the imposing aura it could emit exceeded Gong Caiwei’s expectations.5 Tracing Snow returned to her hand. With its spiritual power suffering a great loss to the strike of the dragon claw, she could only return it to her Astral Bag.
“If you have any means to fight this, bring it out quickly. This Gong nearly cannot restrain the Demon Beast any longer.”
The Blooming Water Dragon spared no effort in its struggle, and the Ice Sealing Line was also starting to become undone.
Gong Caiwei leapt, her white fingers forming a complex series of orchid hand seals. Then, six Cold Smoke Jades flew out from her Astral Bag and added themselves to the one from before for a total of seven, laying out an array over Gong Caiwei’s whole body.
Su Xing was amazed to see that Gong Caiwei unexpectedly had so many Cold Smoke Jades. These were not artifacts at all, but magic weapon materials. It was too late to think about this as he saw the ancient Demon Beast Blooming Water Dragon had already broke free of the ice seal. Knowing that the means Gong Caiwei was talking about was a trump card, whenever the Demon Beast broke free, then whatever other means they had, it would be hard to imagine this continuing.
With a curse, the High Grade Nebula Stage Artifact Firebolt Sword he had yet to become proficient with soared out, suspended before Su Xing. Su Xing stirred his magic energy, unceasingly imbuing Star Energy into the Firebolt Sword. The wooden sword turned red as a branding iron, vaguely dispersing a heat into the surroundings.
The blade edge slowly took the on the shape and form of lightning-fire, issuing a crackling and tearing, a burning and scorching sound. The Gong Caiwei standing to the side could not help but raise her eyebrows in shock upon seeing it.
The seven Cold Smoke Jades revolved at great speed and finally turned into seven cold lights; in the air above them, they were like brilliant stars. An overwhelming cold intent was emitted, and the cold lights became increasingly bright until they finally were already dazzling as if to blind the eyes. Under the rays of that blue light, Gong Caiwei’s face was cold frost, seemingly like an ice-cold fairy.
Su Xing could not help but shiver from the bottom of his heart. Gong Caiwei’s trump card sure enough was impressive.
The ancient Demon Beast seemed to have also received this oppressiveness, struggling to increase its ferocity. A lightning flash was issued from the Blooming Water Dragon’s body, and the ice seal finally tore open, incapable of holding out any longer. The Supreme Grade Artifact then became a pile of fragments just like that.
“You beast, taste this Gong’s Thousand Cold Stars True Technique!”6
Gong Caiwei gave it all her strength, and seven cold stars flashed by, seven freezing to the very bone cold stars quickly dug into the Blooming Water Dragon’s body. The Blooming Water Dragon let out a snarl, the inside of its body becoming almost like it was transparent for a split second, and its internal meridians, flesh and organs could distinctly be seen. Then, a cold, dark blue light penetrated out from the Blooming Water Dragon’s body, turning the dragon into a body that issued light, a scene that was very terrifying.
Su Xing believed that if Gong Caiwei were to use this Thousand Cold Stars True Technique on him, he could only sit and wait for death.
As they say, a starving camel is bigger than a horse.7 It was an ancient Blooming Water Dragon, after all. Even if it was already in its declining years, it still really was not something a Nebula Stage cultivator could oppose. Gong Caiwei’s Sacred Ice-Cold Ice Charm8, in the end, was a killing method only Nebula Late Stage Cultivators used. After a long and painful cry, the Blooming Water Dragon opened wide its terrible maw, a dim light immediately condensing.
Gong Caiwei’s complexion changed. She did not think that this animal could still spout out Blooming Water Divine Thunder.
And it was at this time, that from beside her came comforting words.
“Honorable Daoist Receives Orders, Heavenly Lightning Earthly Fire, go!”
Su Xing chanted.
The wooden sword’s lightning turned into a brilliant red lightning that looked just like a threatening dragon which precisely struck the Blooming Water Dragon’s mouth. The lightning directly shot out of its chest, and the dim light in its mouth extinguished. The Blooming Water Dragon’s body shook violently, and it immediately loosed a miserable and mournful dragon cry.
TL Note: Now that we know what a Water Thunder is, remember how the Water and Land Assembly was supposed to pray for a Water Thunder? Does this seriously mean that people were praying to be bombed :/?