The only sound that could be heard was the pitter-patter of the rain onto the grass. There was a light drizzle earlier, but it had strengthened as the night advanced.
Ling Yun manipulated his spiritual energy to bring down his blood pressure and regulated his breathing. He tightened his fist again and walked towards Master Compassionless.
“What was the skill you used?” Ling Yun asked as he walked over. Even though he thought nothing of the monk’s character, his interest was piqued by the martial art he displayed.
The Shaolin Dragon Claw Hand would become a valuable skill if Ling Yun were to master it. Its finger force was strong and mighty and its technique was sharp and ruthless.
Ling Yun did not need to train his finger force since he had the Stellar Condensation Technique. He was intrigued by the Dragon Claw Hand technique as it did not require any spiritual energy. If he were to master it, he could effectively solve the problem of his exhaustible spiritual energy!
“I am using the famous Shaolin Dragon Claw Hand! Didn’t your master educate you, evil creature?”
Master Compassionless felt snubbed by Ling Yun’s ignorance. The Dragon Claw Hand was one of the seventy-two top secret skills of the Shaolin Sect!
There were four martial artists of such caliber on the enemy’s side, including the monk. The life or death of Ling Yun’s whole team was dependent on him, so he had no choice but to continue fighting. Ling Yun’s heart sank a little at the thought, but he managed to smile lightly and put a foot forward. “Again!”
The four masters from the Sun Family were secretly impressed by Ling Yun’s courage! Ling Yun did not step down even though he knew that he was no match for them.
Why did the four masters stand on the sidelines when Ling Yun killed the three underlings? One of the reasons was simply to ascertain Ling Yun’s strength.
The other reason was because of their status. Ling Yun was just an eighteen-year-old boy. They were in their forties. Ling Yun was already outnumbered when he rushed in. It would be detrimental for their reputation if they were to beat some teenagers while having an overwhelming advantage in terms of numbers and experience.
Moreover, Shaolin Sect, Maoshan Sect and Tranquil Sect were prestigious orthodox sects with honors to protect.
Of course, another contributing factor why the masters did not help members of the Underworld Sect was because it was not a traditional orthodox sect.
Yes, they were all working for Sun Family, but each had their own objectives and stance. Each of them only minded their own business.
That was why not a single one of them lent a helping hand when Shi Jian and his junior were killed in cold blood!
The monk and the two priests were not here to deal with Ling Yun anyway. They were originally in Qingshui City to investigate the crater on their individual sect’s instructions.
He Xingyan’s duty was to keep the Sun Family members safe, not to take instructions from them.
Master Compassionless smiled when he heard Ling Yun’s desire to fight. He charged forward again with his fingers hooked like a claw!
Ling Yun took extra caution as he switched his tactics. Instead of colliding head-on with Master Compassionless’s Dragon Claw Hand, he took advantage of his agility and utilized his Thousand Miles Godly Steps.
Master Compassionless attacked vulnerable points of Ling Yun’s body with vigor. While it would probably not cause an injury, it would definitely hurt considerably if any one of them landed on their intended spot.
Ling Yun continued to sway erratically while staring intently at Master Compassionless’s Dragon Claw Hand. His face broke into a smile only when Master Compassionless started to repeat his movements after displaying all thirty six stances of the Shaolin Dragon Claw Hand.
Ling Yun was left with less than half of his spiritual energy at this point!
Ling Yun was blessed with a photographic memory and could grasp things easily. He managed to grasp the essence of the Dragon Claw Hand after seeing it just once. Ling Yun also observed that Master Compassionless’s biggest weakness was speed.
Thus, Ling Yun secretly grabbed a dozen Fire Talismans and quickened the pace of his Dragon Fish Phantom Ability to the point where one could only see a shadow. He swiveled around Master Compassionless, and in less than ten seconds, he stuck all the Fire Talismans onto his obese body!
“Aren’t you getting cold from the rain? I will warm you right up!” Ling Yun snorted at the unsuspecting Master Compassionless and shouted, “Come!”
After which, Ling Yun quickly activated the Thousand Miles Godly Steps and somersaulted towards Xiao Meimei. He grabbed a bunch of needles at the same time and unleashed the Shower of the Flowers Technique on Sun Xing and his mother!
One had to target the weakest link if one wanted to create chaos!
Do the unexpected and attack the unprepared!
“Die, Sun Xing!” Ling Yun bellowed with his Mystical Dragon Howl, shocking everyone as the high-pitched voice pierced through the night.
Ling Yun struck again at Sun Xing and his mother, taking advantage of the fact that everyone was still paralyzed with confusion.
He then shouted to Xiao Meimei in front of everyone, “What are you waiting for? Go now! I will catch up later!”
Xiao Meimei seized the opportunity created by Ling Yun. She scooped up Zhuang Meifeng’s petite body into her arms and ran with all her might towards the exit!
Tie Xiaohu did the same with Tang Meng. He stretched his pillar-like long legs and ran at maximum speed in the same direction!
Once the phrase “Come!” left Ling Yun’s lips, the Fire Talismans exploded into individual flames before combining and turning Master Compassionless into a human fireball in an instant!
Ling Yun managed to trick Master Compassionless! His robes turned into ashes almost immediately. The fire licked its way into his bones. No matter what Master Compassionless did, he could not put out the fire!
Sisisi… Master Compassionless was engulfed in the flames that barbecued his fair fatty meat!
“Ugh!!!!!” His skin became charred as the flames thoroughly burnt through his skin. Naked, he tried to roll on the wet ground in a last-ditch attempt to extinguish the flames!
The Fire Talismans drawn up with the mystical brush had an effective period of about half a minute. No amount of rain or water could extinguish it!
Liu Deming had been analyzing the battle between Ling Yun and Master Compassionless. Since Ling Yun could only dodge the Dragon Claw Hand, Liu Deming deduced that Ling Yun would be captured by Master Compassionless after his stamina ran out. It was a matter of time.
Needless to say, Ling Yun’s trick was beyond his wildest imagination. Ling Yun had managed to stick so many things onto Master Compassionless in the blink of an eye. He knew then that things were getting out of hand, but it was too late!
This was the most critical moment. Ling Yun was not about to take any chances. He paid special attention to the pair of priests since he did not know if they knew anything about talisman charms. One could never be too sure. Ling Yun thus blocked their view intentionally when he stuck the talismans onto Master Compassionless.
That was why Liu Deming discovered the trick too late.
Once Master Compassionless’s body was alight, Liu Deming knew immediately that the Fire Talismans were used. He was from the Maoshan Sect; he would naturally know about talisman charms.
At the mid-stage of Houtian Realm Level 7, Liu Deming’s standing was amongst the lowest of the four. However, when one took into account his competency at talisman charms, Liu Deming’s ability was above that of Master Compassionless! That was also why Master Compassionless was the first to fight Ling Yun!
“It’s a Fire Talisman!” Liu Deming flew to Master Compassionless who was rolling on the floor. He took out a few Talisman charms and started chanting furiously at the blackened Master Compassionless!
Several balls of water appeared out of thin air, extinguishing the flames immediately when they came into contact with Master Compassionless’s body!
On the other front, He Xingyan was busy dealing with his own situation!
He Xingyan had a clear view of Ling Yun’s agility when he was deploying the talisman charms. He knew something was up and put up his guard!
As expected, dozens of needles flew towards Sun Xing and his mother. Some of them were even directed at him.
“This technique…” He Xingyan was the expert in secret weapons and dealt with the needles naturally.
However, Ling Yun had the advantage of speed, which he used to its fullest. There were too many needles coming too quickly. He Xingyan could not sweep all the needles away. He then grabbed Sun Xing and his mother and leapt away from the attack.
Ling Yun did not give his opponent the opportunity to regain his footing. He unleashed another Mystical Dragon Howl and sent his large needles flying to them at the same time!
Hundreds of needles covering a range of three to four meters chased after He Xingyan and his employers. In that very instant, he could think of no other way but to move Sun Xing and his mother another ten meters away!
He managed to save Sun Xing and his mother, but that put him very far away from Ling Yun!
The time between the moment Ling Yun cried out “Come!” to the moment his feet touched the ground spanned only about seven to eight seconds. Within these short moments, Ling Yun created chaos to grant Xiao Meimei and the gang a thread of survival!