Tempered Immortal - Chapter 171: Ten Thousand Soul Banner
He seemed to have taken a blow, and the Sky Fiend Demon Lord’s expression changed, but he quickly recovered.
“Is that so, then you can try it, old demon!”
He did some hand-seals with both hands, and the Violet Cloud Thunder Sword’s aura rose. With a sharp whistling sound, it stabbed towards the Extreme Demon Venerable at an incredible speed.
Seeing this scene, the Extreme Demon Venerable did not have the slightest fear on his face and still looked indifferent, he even showed a sneer at the corner of his mouth. He flicked his sleeve, and the same violet ball of light came out of his hand.
Lin Xuan could see it very clearly, it was also a violet sword. However, unlike the Sky Fiend Demon Lord, the Extreme Demon Venerable’s one seemed to be weightless.
“Violet Cloud Thunder Sword, if you can refine it, so why can’t I?”
The two Magic Artifacts collided with each other in the sky, but the Violet Sword of the Sky Fiend Demon Lord was quickly blown out of the air. Even if the materials for refining the Magical Artifact are the same, the Spiritual Qi cultivated by Nascent Soul experts, with their Vital Qi is even more powerful.
The Sky Fiend Demon Lord’s expression changed, he gritted his teeth, made a cut on his fingertips, and his blood flowed down continuously, he then stretched out his hand.
The blood coagulated together and turned into a fist-sized ball of blood.
Then he spewed a breath of Vital Qi, and the blood mass quickly absorbed it as if it were alive. After doing all this, the Sky Fiend Demon Lord’s complexion looked a bit pale, as if he had just recovered from a serious illness.
He reached out and pointed at the blood ball.
An unbelievable thing happened. The blood ball began to tremble and finally turned into a bloody figure. The facial features and the body were exactly the same as that of the Sky Fiend Demon Lord.
“Hmm, the Blood Shadow Clone.”
The Extreme Demon Venerable frowned slightly, while Lin Xuan was amazed. This was a famous technique of the Demonic Path.
It was different from ordinary illusions. The Blood Shadow Clone Technique could create a clone that was exactly the same as yourself for a short period of time. It was also called a Blood Puppet.
Using blood as the guide and Vital Qi as the medium, this bloody puppet has the same power as the true body.
In other words, you could double your strength, so this method was known as one of the top three of the Demonic Path, but a few people can use it.
For one thing, it was naturally extremely difficult to cultivate, and to achieve success without innate talent.
Secondly, although this method was extraordinary, the cost of using it was staggering. One’s lifespan would be reduced by two hundred years. In other words, a Foundation Establishment Stage cultivator would not consider it. Although they have a longer life than ordinary people, they could only live for about two hundred years or so.
Even if it was a cultivator of the Core Formation Great Perfection, the cost of half their lifespan was almost unacceptable.
It was possible for Nascent Soul Stage cultivators, if there’s no accident, to live up to eight hundred to one thousand years old, but this Blood Shadow Clone Technique would distract their Dao-Heart, so cultivators at or above Nascent Soul could not practice it.
The conditions were harsh and the price was astonishing. Therefore, despite this technique being famous, looking at it from another angle, it was also not that useful!
There were very few Core Formation Stage cultivators that were willing to cultivate it. Even if they do, they wouldn’t use it unless necessary.
He did not expect to have the opportunity to witness it in person.
Seeing the other party display such a powerful technique, the face of the Extreme Demon Venerable finally revealed a trace of solemnity. He stretched out his hand, and black qi lingering around it, which then turned into a banner.
Suddenly, the Yin Wind blew by. And the sound of Yin Ghosts wailing was heard, this situation gave Lin Xuan a sense of familiarity.
“Ten Thousand Soul Banner!”
The Sky Fiend Demon Lord’s complexion became paler, and his voice was full of terror.
“How about it, junior brother, do you regret it? Yes, my second soul only has the cultivation base of the Core Formation Middle-Stage. It really surprised me that you displayed the Blood Shadow Clone Technique, but what of it? Although my cultivation base is not high. But this Magic Artifact can still be used.” The Extreme Demon Venerable laughed wildly, and then made a move with his Ten Thousand Soul Banner.
Suddenly, a huge amount of ghostly fog swarmed out from the inside, and in the blink of an eye, they surrounded the Sky Fiend Demon Lord from all directions. In the ghost fog, there was a terrible wailing sound, seven or eight double-horned Malicious Ghosts also appeared. They were about three meters tall, with three heads and six arms, and with a long tongue hanging down their chests. They looked extremely vicious.
In addition to these Malicious Ghosts, there were also countless Yin Ghosts flying around, their numbers dense and inexhaustible.
Lin Xuan sighed, although he didn’t practice Demonic Cultivation Techniques, he knew a little about them, especially in his own Storage Bracelet, with things such as the Hundred Soul Banner.
Although the power was different, the principle was similar. They both use soul refining techniques on Yin Ghosts and then seal them into the Demonic Banner.
The more Yin Ghosts, the greater the power of the Demon Banner; the heavier the energy of Yin Ghost or their grievances before death, the greater the power.
However, this is only theoretical, depending on the soul refining method and material, the number of Yin Ghost that a Demon Banner could accommodate was limited.
For example, Hundred Soul Banner, as the name suggests, could not exceed 999 Souls being placed inside it. It still stayed in the scope of Spirit Tools, but the Ten Thousand Soul Banner in the hands of the Extreme Demon Venerable would be completely different. It was a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator’s personally refined Magic Artifact.
After seeing this treasure’s imposing aura, the Sky Fiend Demon Lord was shocked: “Old demon, how many souls have you refined?”
“Not much, it’s only 9999.”
“What? Killing innocents so indiscriminately, old demon, do you want to suffer condemnation from the heavens? “
“Heavenly punishment, it’s just a joke. We, demonic cultivators, are Defying the Heavens. Junior Brother, I didn’t think that you’d say such naive words. Do you want to put down the butcher knife and become a Buddha? Don’t pretend to be a good person in front of me. “The Sky Fiend Demon Lord sneered, and then laughed wildly.
“Although I can only display one-third of this Magic Artifact’s powers, it is more than enough to kill you. Junior brother, you still want to resist, just hand over the Heavenly Dust Pill to your senior brother.” Then his voice turned soft, “junior brother, as long as you are obedient, and we being from the same sect, I will not embarrass you.”
The sincere tone made Lin Xuan who was hiding in the dark, almost wanted to speak out, and help persuade him, but fortunately, although Lin Xuan cultivation base is not high, his mind is extremely tenacious, and the Nine Heavens Profound Art, which is a top-level cultivation method, automatically protected his consciousness.
“How dangerous! This old demon is now only possessing a body and did not come personally, otherwise, this Demonic Sound Temptation Technique couldn’t have been resisted!” Lin Xuan cursed in his heart and was grateful at the same time.
Translated by: James1kd2
Edited by: Summit