Bakufu, courtyard. Sakakibara Yasumasa and the Tokugawa Clan’s other great generals were already drawing closer. The guards and sentries along the way collapsed in whimpers, as if they were reaped straw. A while later, Sakakibara Yasumasa and the ghost martial cultivators were already bubbled into the imperial court like a black tide. They had innately superb martial force. Each person was capable of fighting a thousand soldiers. With this many people gathered together, it was obvious how powerful they were.
Suddenly, Sakakibara Yasumasa stopped his advance, halting in the corridor leading to the royal court.
“General Sakakibara, why have you stopped?” Honda Tadakatsu said. He was known as the Tokugawa Clan’s number one ghost martial cultivator.
The others also came to a stop one after another.
A wave of water was frozen by a mysterious substance.
“Look out!!!” Sakakibara Yasumasa tightly gripped his spear and assumed an aggressive stance. A sort of indescribable feeling of danger made the hackles of the Tokugawa’s fierce tigers rise. Their hands clenched their weapons, their eyes reflecting a ferocious gaze.
Even from far away, Su Xing and Wu Siyou could sense this level of pressure.
Before they even heard it, to be able to have this level of power, this made Su Xing’s blood unable to help but stir.
Finally, the black night slowly parted.
A slender figure expressionlessly walked out, neither fast nor slow.
She had no killing intent. That person strolled in the bakufu’s royal court, as if she was viewing the flowers, her gait graceful. She looked beautiful, but the long saber in the girl’s delicate hand clearly showed her hidden danger.
Closer and closer and closer, the moonlight cast away the dark night, revealing her distinct figure.
Su Xing could not help but be startled.
The figure of the woman who approached was extremely slender, and her long hair flowed like a waterfall, hanging down to her ankles. A warrior’s pure white long gown covered her, freely matching the heroic air she exuded. Her absolutely beautiful face fit her brilliant eyes that were like deep waters. The gentle and beautiful moon did not diminish her beauty.
Her figure leaned, wafting a subtle fragrance. Each petal of sakura danced under the moonlight like red butterflies flitting among red flowers, dancing beside the young girl.
Sakakibara Yasumasa and the others could not help but take a step back when they saw the girl appear.
The girl stopped. Her eyes slightly drooped. The long saber in her hand was very lengthy, at least two meters by Su Xing’s estimate. It was like a spear in terms of length. Although it was said that an inch of length was an inch of power, it was rare to see a long saber that could drag along the ground.
No need to guess. To be as mild as a flower yet as frigid in temperament as ice, there could only be one person in all of the Ghost Kingdom.
“Uesugi Kenshin!!!” Sakakibara Yasumasa inhaled sharply, unaware that his hand was somewhat trembling.
Uesugi Kenshin said: “Tokugawa generals who have come charging into the bakufu in the dead of night with who knows what reason in your minds, may Kenshin hear it.”
“Enough of your farce. You only pretend to be a god of war. You plotted against my brothers, yet you still dare to put on an act.” Tokugawa Four Heavenly King Sakai Tadatsugu furiously shouted.
“Are you drunk, general? Kenshin does not know what nonsense you are spouting.” Uesugi Kenshin indifferently answered.
This arrogant attitude made the fury of the originally frightened group surge again.
“General Uesugi, perhaps you can help Lord Ieyasu. This Empress has never shown her face. Everyone in the world is uneasy about this.” Sakakibara Yasumasa calmed down.
Uesugi Kenshin’s face was like a dry well, nothing stirred. “Generals, if you have no business, then please turn back. Kenshin shall not pursue your loss of control over drinking. If you generals take one more step forward, then Kenshin shall view this as a revolt and will retaliate!”
“What can you do if I take one step forward!!!” Takagi Kiyohide jeered loudly. He took a step forward, hsi hands gripping a large mace, like a tiger eyeing its prey.
Thereupon, the young woman stopped. She slightly bowed in courtesy, as naturally as water sprinkling onto plants. Her slender jade fingers gripped the shaft of her long saber neither quickly nor slowly. In between, she raised her hands, turned her wrists, and rubbed her palm. All of her movements were clearly distinct and simple that they made someone overlook them.
And then Takagi Kiyohide’s mocking face turn into an ashen expression of terror.
Her blade unsheathed then sheathed.
Before anyone could react.
On the man’s stomach, a thin line practically invisible to the naked eye extended from his neck practically down his entire body. It appeared like a single, ridiculous red line, but no one laughed. Takagi Kiyohide whimpered and fell over, already dead.
Cold sweat instantly slid down everyone’s backs.
On the ground, the clanging of a broken weapon.
Two halves of the hammer were surprisingly cleanly split apart.
“General Sakakibara, are you waiting for Uesugi Kenshin to kill us all one by one?” Sakai Tadatsugu roared in fury. Following his bellow, he immediately brandished the weapon in his hand.
Sakakibara Yasumasa ordered. The Tokugawa generals flocked together, and the more than thousand ghost martial cultivators charged. The royal court was submerged in a black tide as far as the eye could see.
“Uesugi Kenshin, do you believe you can stop us!” Sakakibara Yasumasa dashed over, sneering loudly: “A woman should stay inside the house and serve a man’s happiness. Allow me to cut down your arrogance – Destiny Crusher!”1
“Spear Hanzou, Houzouin-ryu, Ten Thousand Broken Stones!”3
“Hundred Slashes Exchange!”4
“Flying Swords, Tenpi-ryu, Broken Heart!”5
“Birds Roosting On Spear Slash!”6
The ghost path sword chants were displayed at their limit.
Uesugi Kenshin slowly raised her hands. Each movement was as natural as a fledgling inevitably flying into the sky, a fry inevitably breathing in the water. Each and every movement sublimated into the world.
The young woman’s eyes opened, and saber-qi bubbled around her whole body. In a split second, wind blew and clouds dispersed, and moonlight glowed.
Uesugi Kenshin smiled.
“Tennyo Breaks The Sun!”7
Before the battle could even begin, it was already nearing its end. Su Xing watched everything with slight admiration, for this god of war Uesugi Kenshin was formidable as expected. The Tokugawa warships outside Kyoto’s bay had already extinguished their lanterns. The bakufu’s countless ghost martial cultivators had begun their charge the moment Sakakibara Yasumasa ordered it. Could it be this was what it was like to taste one’s own medicine.
Sakakibara Yasumasa and the other Tokugawa generals fought with all their strength to kill Uesugi Kenshin. They knew that regardless of how powerful Kyoto was, as long as Uesugi Kenshin died, everything would crumble. This much was obvious.
In Su Xing’s perspective, Sakakibara Yasumasa’s groups had brilliant sword technique. Perhaps they could not compare to the arrogant brilliance of the Azure Dragon Territory’s Supervoid Sword Saitns, but if it was a direct confrontation with a Supervoid Cultivator, perhaps there would be some leeway. If this many ghost path sword chant adepts took action, even a top-notch Star General would be a bit pressured.
Of course, it was only a little.
It was obvious that for Wu Siyou to be a bit pressured by Uesugi Kenshin, their exit from the stage was already preordained.
“How can this be happening.”
Sakakibara Yasumasa’s whole body trembled. The large spear he held in his hand already was somewhat unsteady. The Tokugawa’s number one Heavenly King gazed at the icy woman in despair, crying out.
Uesugi Kenshin’s pace was lithe and graceful. That long Tennyo Saber drank its fill of blood, yet it was not stained whatsoever. In the young woman’s surroundings, Watanabe Moritsuna, Sakai Tadatsugu and the other generals had already become corpses.
Sakakibara Yasumasa originally thought that if Uesugi Kenshin was any stronger, she would be the same level as Sword Saint Kamiizumi Nobutsuna. However, she had relied on her false reputation as a god of war to obtain her current position. The Tokugawa Clan had been honing its strength for the sake of this big push, visiting countless ghost martial cultivators and dojos. Even Sakakibara Yasumasa already had power equal to Kamiizumi Nobutsuna.
But he never imagined that he would have thoroughly underestimated the young girl’s strength.
“Just who are you!” Sakakibara Yasumasa roared.
“Is general tired? Then Kenshin shall send general off to a good rest.” Uesugi Kenshin indifferently said.
Honda Tadakatsu lifted his saber, an iaido slash swift to the extreme.
Sparks flew under the moonlight.
The Tennyo Saber easily caught the attack.
But Honda Tadakatsu’s Shinkage-ryu swordsmanship was far from finished. His entire person rapidly closed the distance. He added to his sword even more danger, an even more fatal distance, an even faster swing. “Iai Absolute Mind Slash!”
A lifetime of power was sublimated into this blade, impressive enough to render people speechless.
Uesugi Kenshin was startled. With a beautiful spin, the Tennyo Saber danced along, two stars shimmering upon it. It passed by Honda Tadakatsu’s body, and both sides stopped. A cut already appeared on the unblemished skin of Uesugi Kenshin’s jade arm, a shocking sight.
Honda Tadakatsu collapsed onto the ground wearing a victorious expression. He ceased breathing.
Sakakibara Yasumasa was in thorough despair.
Uesugi Kenshin’s eyes slightly narrowed. Suddenly, she leapt high up, like a launched cannonball. Her long black hair splayed out in the air, and the young woman’s figure abruptly vanished. She then suddenly appeared beside Su Xing.
“This is bad.”
Wu Siyou’s killing intent had already been sensed by Uesugi Kenshin. Her speed was abnormally fast, and her blade was the first to attack.
“Hmph.” Wu Siyou was already on guard. She stared at Uesugi Kenshin, her hand clenching Noble Frost Demonic Lotus.
High above, Uesugi Kenshin’s entire being mixed perfectly with the moon’s gentle light.
A beautiful, suffocating feeling.
“Ten Li Demonic Lotus Dragon Slaying!!” Wu Siyou coldly acted. Her sword-qi burst open, drawing a swift curve.
“Bright Moon Slash!” Uesugi Kenshin was like a god. The Tennyo Saber’s brilliant saber-qi was swift and severe under the moonlight.
The two uniquely cold and beautiful women traded blows in midair.
Heaven and earth exploded at the same time.
The splendid saber-qi and sword- fought like tigers and dragons, bursting forth without limit. Murderous intent drowned the royal court, plunging directly into the surrounding constructs, shattering them.
Uesugi Kenshin and Wu Siyou each received a shock, pushing away from one another.
“As expected, your reputation is fully earned.” Wu Siyou faintly smiled. Her blood could not help but flare.
“That’s…” Su Xing was stunned.
Uesugi Kenshin raised her long Tennyo Saber. Under the moonlight, a pair of stars glittered. This was astonishingly like the glow of a Star Weapon. Su Xing only felt his lungs choke, and he did not hesitate to flip open the Birth Treasure Outline.
The pages flipped through the volume with no wind, and Wu Siyou also held her breath.
The final page manifested.
Golden characters formed.
Star Position: Heavenly Exceed Star8
Star Name: Uesugi Kenshin
Nickname: Dragon Of Echigo
True Name: Uesugi Musou9
Star Number: 229
Star Weapon: Tennyo Saber (Two Star)
Star Beast: None
Realm: True Phoenix First Stage
Innate Skill: Commander10
Yellow Rank Special Technique: Bright Moon Slash?
Dark Rank Special Technique: Tennyo Breaks The Sun
Earth Rank Special Technique: Lifelong Prosperity Is But A Cup Of Sake11
Heaven Rank Special Technique: ????
Current Status: Weakened
“Star General!!!” Su Xing inhaled sharply.
“You two!” Uesugi Kenshin wrinkled her brow, landing gently upon the ground.
“The killing intent we felt around Koito was you.” Su Xing recognized where this feeling came from.
“Could it be you two have drunken yourselves silly together with the Tokugawa?” Uesugi Kenshin indifferently asked.
At this moment, Sakakibara Yasumasa had already gradually recovered from his panic, “General, sober yet?” Uesugi Kenshin slightly smiled.
As of now, of the Tokugawa’s great generals, only Sakakibara Yasumasa was left.
“Just who the hell are you…” Sakakibara Yasumasa was already timid.
Suddenly, a ghostly wind blew, shrieking endlessly. A shadow descended upon the sky above the bakufu. Sakakibara Yasumasa finally breathed a sigh of relief. “Ghost Cavalry King, you come at last.”
“Tsk, tsk, this is honestly a wretched situation. It would be better to allow This King to devour this delicious general.” The Ghost Cavalry King clicked his tongue.
“Quickly kill her.” Sakakibara Yasumasa withdrew to a safe distance.
“Do not worry. First, let This King see just who is stronger, the Star General or her.” The Ghost Cavalry King smiled savagely.
Sakakibara Yasumasa did not understand.
Suddenly, a ray of saber-light fell towards Uesugi Kenshin like a shooting star. Uesugi Kenshin took a step back, a strand of hair severed by the saber-qi.
Sakakibara Yasumasa was astonished to see the attacker was a woman.
Fulfillment Star Zhu Manxiang.