Monday, 27 March 2017

Chapter 24 what is the ultimate skill?

Chapter 24 What is the ultimate skill?
Edited by DQ

The three sword forms might not kill an insect,  but it would definitely injure it!

Chu Yunsheng knew that during the actual combat, it was often more dangerous than expected, so he needed to practice those three sword forms until he could perform them perfectly.

A famous saying in the age of light goes like this: What is the ultimate skill? Ultimate skill is practicing the simplest moves to perfection!

What Chu Yunsheng needed to do now was to repeatedly practice those three sword forms until they reached perfection!

Although the three sword forms looked easy, it was difficult if he wanted to maximize their power. He needed to practice each step until he found the perfect coordinating spot for each sword form.

In a simulation of actual combat, Chu Yunsheng activated the armor and even armed himself with the crossbow and pistol to try to reproduce a combat scene.

In order to make the simulation as real as possible, he tied himself to a wardrobe, simulating being pinched by an insect’s claws, and tried to figure out how he could swing his sword to kill the insect!

First, he practiced the three forms separately, trying to find the best spot and position for each step. It was a step by step practice, he didn't try and find a shortcut, but kept swinging the sword non-stop!

The key point was when the sword moved with him, the movement must be steady;
only when his movement was steady then the sword would be steady; and only when the sword was steady then the flow of Yuan Qi inside the sword would be stable;

So not only did Chu Yunsheng need to find perfect moves that coordinate with each sword form; he also needed to pay attention to the flow of his Yuan Qi as well. He needed to reach a point that he could perform sword forms with both sword and Yuan Qi spontaneously and simultaneously.

Hands, sight, body, forms, and steps needed to reach a point that they could work together unconsciously!

That was why he needed to practice a lot. Fortunately, there were only three sword forms. Otherwise, within a short amount of time, he wouldn’t have any improvement. Even if the sword forms were easy, Chu Yunsheng still broke into a sweat in such cold weather. After a long boring practice, he felt that he started to pick up something.

In the past three days, Chu Yunsheng spent most of his time practicing the sword forms until he could finish all three forms with his eyes closed. However, he knew that it was just the movements, the coordination between sword and Yuan Qi still had not reached its best status.

He needed some real combats, only in the real combats would he be able to gain some useful experiences!

Moreover, if he just relied on his physical strength, no matter how sharp Qian Bi sword was, it would not penetrate an insect’s shield and shell at the same time. Only when the sword that was filled with Yuan Qi was able to do that.

Chu Yunsheng needed a real combat to test the effectiveness of the sword form attack. He also needed to find out the Yuan Qi consumption of an actual fight! He needed to calculate it correctly, any mistakes could cause his own death!

Having only three units of Yuan Qi left inside his body, Chu Yunsheng hesitated for a while. Eventually, he gave up the idea of staying at home to recover his Yuan Qi.

He needed to absorb Yuan Qi from insects and use their Yuan Qi to kill even more insects!

After the initial chaos, people who were still living in Shen Sheng city started to form groups, as it was not only hard for individuals to kill insects, it was even harder to find food. Of course, Chu Yunsheng was an exception.

There were often a large number of people holding torches searching for food on the streets, They were no longer just looking for supermarkets and other places like food warehouses. They even turned the sewers upside down, to catch mice to make dinner out of it.

Indeed, insects were terrifying, but instead of starving to death, why not go out and try their luck? After all, insects were not everywhere. If they were lucky, they probably would not encounter one. That was one of the reasons why Chu Yunsheng suddenly saw many people on the streets.

All because of starvation!

Chu Yunsheng activated the armor and equipped his weapons. He even attached the night vision goggles on the top of his armor. He didn't have a choice, with his abilities right now, he still couldn't use his Yuan Qi to explore the city in the dark, so he could only rely on the night vision goggles. When he was making the combat armor, he deliberately added a slot on the helmet which allowed him to install the goggles easily.

Everyone was curious about his appearance, but he didn't have time to think about others’ options. He didn't have much Yuan Qi left, so he needed to be as cautious as possible. The insect’s rushing speed was insane. Once one jumped towards him, he wouldn't even have time to activate his armor.

He walked a few streets and still had not found any insects. Just when he wondered where all the insects were, he suddenly heard someone shouting in the front, "Run, quick! Insects!”

Ear-piercing screams accompanied by chaotic footsteps made the street look even more terrifying.

Chu Yunsheng immediately leaned against the building next to him. He raised his crossbow, watching the people ran past him in a panic. Some couldn’t even hold their torches properly and dropped them onto the ground.

In the age of light, there was a dark humor joke. It involves two people meeting a tiger and when one man said, "Run!", the other said, "You can’t run faster than a tiger. The tiger is too fast." The first man responds, "I do not need to run faster than the tiger, as long as I can run faster than you!"

Although at that time it was only a joke, now it was a completely cruel reality. As long as you run faster than others, you would survive. The slowest people would be eaten by the insects.

Chu Yunsheng's arrow was already aimed at a red shelled insect which had jumped towards to a man. He did not hesitate, the frost arrow flew straight towards the red-shelled insect.

The armor didn't restrain Chu Yunsheng's movement. Instead, it improved all his physical strength. With the help of the armor, he could jump three meters high.

One shot was enough, it was time for him to test the sword.

There were two insects in total, even he did not use the Qian Bi sword, he could also use the pistol, but he now urgently needed an insect to experiment, plus he had less than twenty pistol bullets left.

Chu Yunsheng ran past the frozen red shelled insect and swung his sword without using Yuan Qi. The sharp sword blade instantly cut off the shield-less insect’s head.

The other insect noticed Chu Yunsheng already. It immediately threw away the human it caught earlier and began to rush towards him while squeaking. Both of them were about to collide in a high-speed rush!
Chu Yunsheng drew back Qian Bi sword, then followed the sword forms he had been practicing for a long time. He held the sword up high, and infused a quarter unit of Yuan Qi into the sword.


The sword hit right on the top of the running insect’s head. The overbearing impact made both of them fly back.

With the protection of the combat armor, Chu Yunsheng didn't get injured. He immediately jumped up after falling to the ground. The insect also shook its body and quickly stood back up. A quarter unit of Yuan Qi clearly was not powerful enough to break its defence!

Then trying half a unit. Once again he infused the Yuan Qi into the sword, with the armor’s power Chu Yunsheng leaped into the air and chopped down. The insect screamed while using its claws try to smash Chu Yunsheng’s sword.

A loud “crack” sound was heard, the insect’s claw bounced back, and it fell on the back of its head. Chu Yunsheng’s Qian Bi sword had surprisingly crushed its claw.

At this point, the insect’s defensive shield was weakened. Chu Yunsheng roared loudly, and once again infused half a unit of Yuan Qi into the sword, then used the second sword form [Slice].

The insect head instantly flew out of its body, the decapitated area bursting out a green liquid. Some of the liquid was blocked by his energy shield.

Without using combat skills, it only consumed one unit of Yuan Qi to kill the insect. This was how powerful the combination of armor and Qian Bi sword was!

Frost arrow was considered a type of magic combat skill, it took the advantage of the element's mutual creation and destruction principle, but it could only freeze but not kill.

However, the combination of the armor and Qian Bi sword could easily kill an insect by just using one unit of Yuan Qi. The most important thing was, now he was able to fight with insects at close range!

Chu Yunsheng could not help but be stunned!