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Revolt against the Heavens – Chapter 93: Eight Blood Runes

Chapter 93: Eight Blood Runes

As they were fighting in his own room, Fu Jiao had the advantage. His higher cultivation level gave him more speed and more strength. No matter the distance between them, he could cross it with only one move. And if they were fighting close to each other, he would have a clear superiority in terms of strength and reflexes. Moreover, he had the experience of fighting against demonic beasts stronger than him. Most of the time, he could rely on the help of other hunters. But there were also moments where he had to defend against a superior beast and survive long enough to either flee or be rescued by his comrades.

rFu Jiao jumped toward Luodu Bu and pushed some blood runes out of his way with his wind wheel. His fire wheel around which the image of a silver claw was visible went straight for the demonic cultivator's throat. Luduo Bu tried to block the stabbing motion but it suddenly turned into a slashing attack. Surprised, Luduo Bu had just enough time to angle his 'Red Frenzy' and protect his stomach. But the force of the slash and the surprise sent him against a wall.

rUsing his 'Blood Runes' to its limit, he circulated his 'Bloody Cavalry' martial art in his body. By doing so, the blood runes got closer to him. Three of them stayed right in front of him as protection. They resonated with his 'Closing the Bit'. His halberd was held in front of him as a defense and the three blood runes rotated around him.

rFu Jiao kept on attacking. Every one of his strikes got intercepted by the blood runes. But every time, the runes got pushed backwards and Luduo Bu was now completely back to the wall with no way out. He quickly took a decision.

rOpening a small faint in his defense, he tried to bait Fu Jiao. However, he got the opposite answer. Instead of attacking where the defense got weak, he struck its strongest point. Surprised by this, Luduo Bu's defense failed and blood gushed out of his shoulder. He had blocked the brunt of the attack, only letting the fire wheel penetrate his shoulder superficially.

rLuduo Bu still tried to use this lapse of time to attack Fu Jiao. He dodged and jumped back, immediately ready to attack again relentlessly. The blood runes did not lose this opportunity to strike. Luduo Bu changed his tactic as well. The commotion they were causing would attract many people. If he could not even deal with one Fu Jiao, he had not chance against several experienced hunters fighting alongside him.

rIt was best to risk it all now than to wait for certain defeat later. Too self-conceited, he had misjudged his victim's actual strength. Not only was he almost a Mortal Warrior, but he also had way more experience in fighting than Luduo Bu, and fighting against stronger foes at that.

rLuduo Bu decided to take the risk. He used his blood runes to attack very close to him. He got slashed superficially on both arms and legs but the runes kept Fu Jiao at bay. Then Luduo Bu went for the offense. He rushed the old hunter with both his halberd and his runes. Fu Jiao was not able to keep up with all the simultaneous attacks. Thus, he produced more Qi around him. This was not Qi Manifestation, he was just increasing the Wei Qi around him.

rThis was a natural layer of Qi protecting every human's body. However, it got influenced by his martial art 'Winged Metallic Mane'. And the image of a lustrous mane made of silver appeared. It was still pretty vague but anyone could see it without much effort. His own hair looked like it got extended into this beautiful mane. The blood runes now had a tough time getting inside his defense. As such, all their attacks only left superficial wounds.

rThe fight kept going and the blood frenzy of Luduo Bu got higher and higher. The more the fight continued, the more insane and angry he got. Very soon, he was attacking without any consideration for his own body. He was only protecting his vitals. During the fight, he received many injuries on his arms, legs and even two slashes to the face and some to his chest.

rBoth fighters were a bloody mess. The fight had been very short in reality as both of them moved extremely fast. Outside, a dozen of hunters were coming to Fu Jiao's bedroom having heard the commotion. They were all armed and ready to fight the intruder.

rNaturally, Luduo Bu did not know that, but he knew that reinforcements were coming and sooner rather than later. They had made way too much noise. He relinquished the blood runes protecting him and sent them to attack Fu Jiao with him.

rFu Jiao had fought against four blood runes since the beginning of the fight but now they almost doubled in number. The surprise was enough to harm him. The blood runes were attacking instinctively so Luduo Bu could not use them to attack specific spots. However, they were naturally drawn to blood, so they were aiming for lethal spots.

rThe stress accumulated and Fu Jiao made a mistake. He let a spot open for Luduo Bu. Immediately, he took the opportunity and landed a decisive strike in Fu Jiao's flank. The slash was not that deep but when Fu Jiao tried to grab the weapon, it disappeared. It wasn't the 'Red Frenzy' halberd but a layer of blood from the 'Blood Runes' method that had extended from the actual weapon. And the real halberd was ready to stab. It pierced through Fu Jiao's heart.

rDespite this lethal injury, Fu Jiao kept moving. As a late Mortal cultivator, he could survive some time without blood flowing through his veins thanks to his Qi. But this time was limited to some seconds. Knowing he was dead for sure, Fu Jiao stopped defending and grabbed the halberd with both hands. No matter how hard Luduo Bu tried, he could not get his weapon back. Fu Jiao took a deep inspiration and roared as loud as he could.

rHis 'Prideful Roar Chases Away the Thunder' was at its most powerful ever. Fu Jiao literally poured everything he had in it. His throat was going to be forever destroyed but he didn't care since he was dead anyway. On the receiving hand, Luduo Bu's head began to buzz. Many of his capillaries exploded and his eyes got injected with blood. He had to drop his halberd and cover his ears not to go deaf.

rFinally, Fu Jiao died, his body still standing, grabbing the halberd with a ferocious air on his face.

rLuduo Bu could not hear the hunters running as fast as they could after this attack, but he could imagine the situation. Despite his injuries, he tried to take back his halberd. In his condition, he had to try three times just to grab the shaft. His internal ear had been messed up and he was battling just to stand still.

rWhen he finally grabbed the shaft though, he circulated his 'Blood Runes' method and all of Fu Jiao's blood got sucked into the shaft. The strong body of the Silver Lion collapsed on the ground as a brittle old man, no trace of his past radiance remaining.

rThe moment the hunters got inside the room, Luduo Bu had at last condensed his eighth blood rune. This was the completion of the third layer out of seven layers overall. This was a significant step in this method. Right now, the blood runes could move even farther and faster. Moreover, they were infused with even more Evil Qi. The first two guys to enter the room were both 8th-grade Mortal cultivators. However, they both got killed instantly as they were not ready for four blood runes to attack their vital points.

rToo hasty to save their leader, they got careless. Luduo Bu was ready to go slaughter the other hunters. The blood from his last victims gathered up into the air and fused with the existing blood runes. To forge the ninth rune, he would need either vast amount of blood or the blood of a Mortal Warrior. However, Mortal Warriors were not existences he could contend with right now, not even with his new level of mastery. First of all, he had trouble against a 9th-grade Mortal who was only a vagrant cultivator. But most importantly, he was terribly injured right now. Without the blood runes, he had no way to fight against the remaining hunters.

rTo try and alleviate his injuries, he summoned back two blood runes in his body to use their blood. This was a secret technique of the 'Blood Runes' method, 'Flowing Blood'. By circulating the blood inside the runes within his body, he could speed up his recovery, however it was dangerous as the blood runes would also spread their Evil Qi within him. But Luduo Bu did not care about this as he needed to recover his strength in order to survive. Right now, his mind was in chaos and he did not think clearly at all.

rThe evil blood circulated in his body as the other hunters were setting up their battle formation. Luduo Bu was absolutely tired and had no pill to recover his strength. He really had underestimated this foe, just like he had underestimated Cao Yun both times. This thought came to his mind and he got more and more mad. Suddenly, he felt something strange move in his own mind. Even though he had never worked on his mind or spirit, he was feeling such a disturbance. It clearly meant that it wasn't something small.

rAs the two blood runes were dissolving into his bloodstream, their Evil Qi also went into his meridians. He completely lost control of it.

rWhile both the blood and the Evil Qi passed through his system, the pain was unbearable. He felt the Evil Qi seeping through his flesh as well and his bleeding began to stop. He did not heal completely, but the hemorrhage had mostly stopped. As the tension was getting higher and higher, the hunters ready to attack and him recovering, Luduo Bu felt a tremendous pain in his head.

rHe tried again and again to control the Evil Qi that had escaped his intent, but it was as though another will was leading it. And it was the case, his inner demon had finally been fully born. It had no mind of its own but held the same hatred as Luduo Bu. Using the confusion of Luduo Bu and the Evil Qi, it tried to break through and take over its host, just like a parasite.

rSuddenly Luduo Bu found himself in a giant blue ocean. He had no idea what was going on, but he was in his own sea of consciousness. Panicking, he tried to move around but he was paralyzed. Looking down, he saw that around his feet the blue water had turned into thick blood. And the blood was quickly expanding around him. Luduo Bu tried to move his feet but they were completely frozen.

rThe expansion of the blood became faster and faster. Very soon, his entire sea of consciousness was a blood ocean. His head almost split in two under a brutal headache and he saw the image of the person he hated the most, Cao Yun.

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Catalogue
Chapter 1: The fateful night
Chapter 2: Meeting a dying god
Chapter 3: 1-Core Demonic Beast
Chapter 4: Full recovery
Chapter 5: Feng Yingyue
Chapter 6: Sorrowful Dew Pearl
Chapter 7: 2-Core Demonic Beasts
Chapter 8: The bird and the snake
Chapter 9: Parents protecting their kid
Chapter 10: Yinmen City
Chapter 11: Huang Cixi
Chapter 12: The first night in town
Chapter 13: The City Lord Dun Mofan
Chapter 14: Sealing the Seven Demons
Chapter 15: The auction
Chapter 16: Assassination
Chapter 17: Great Alchemy Master Hua
Chapter 18: Alchemy Competition
Chapter 19: True success
Chapter 20: Farewell
Chapter 21: Ambush
Chapter 22: Entering the Lunar marsh
Chapter 23: The Evil Way
Chapter 24: The Demon kills Evil
Chapter 25: Elder Gu's revenge
Chapter 26: Entrance examination
Chapter 27: Assessment stone
Chapter 28: Eight Directions Engulfing array formation
Chapter 29: Killing in the eight directions
Chapter 30: Eighteen Weapons Mechanical Puppet
Chapter 31: Choosing a weapon
Chapter 32: Azure Dragon's Seven Piercing Stars
Chapter 33: Yin-Yang Torture Illusion array
Chapter 34: Tempering within torment
Chapter 35: Final test
Chapter 36: A friendly competition
Chapter 37: The first horn of the dragon
Chapter 38: Settling two bets
Chapter 39: The Wubei Sect's rules
Chapter 40: Nine Chi Black Dragon Spear
Chapter 41: The martial art pavilion
Chapter 42: A troubled night
Chapter 43: Alchemy principles
Chapter 44: The first pill
Chapter 45: Training grounds
Chapter 46: The turtle whips
Chapter 47: Mei Ying
Chapter 48: Eight Factions
Chapter 49: Heavenly Swallow
Chapter 50: The sleepy alchemist
Chapter 51: Deciding on a faction
Chapter 52: Warrior Dream array formation
Chapter 53: The trial
Chapter 54: 1-star Earth rank alchemist
Chapter 55: The Wubei Merit Market
Chapter 56: First sell
Chapter 57: Exceptional sell
Chapter 58: Howling Crane Gorges
Chapter 59: True Essence pills
Chapter 60: A forced bet
Chapter 61: Another duel of two Hearts
Chapter 62: A disheartened duel
Chapter 63: Truce between Fire and Swallow
Chapter 64: First month in the Wubei Sect
Chapter 65: A blacksmith in need
Chapter 66: Lu Meihan
Chapter 67: Preparation for the duel
Chapter 68: Coiling Silk's invitation
Chapter 69: A fragrant room
Chapter 70: Controlling the fire in one's mind
Chapter 71: The Metal Corporeal Soul
Chapter 72: The Wubei Sect's library
Chapter 73: Guarding the Ten Thousand Directions
Chapter 74: 1-star Earth array formation master
Chapter 75: A visitor to the Devil's Jail
Chapter 76: Preparation for the challenge
Chapter 78: Settling a grudge with the bimonthly duels
Chapter 79: Blood horse vs Wind dragon
Chapter 80: Hate and despair
Chapter 81: New determinations after the fight
Chapter 82: Chief Elder Suxian's personal lecture
Chapter 83: Seamless Qi Vortex Array formation
Chapter 84: Thousand Snakes Invade the Shell
Chapter 85: Locking the Seven and Stopping the Waves
Chapter 86: Nefarious intent toward a blacksmith
Chapter 87: 6th-grade Mortal
Chapter 88: Unifying all the meridians
Chapter 89: Contrived Shell Balm
Chapter 90: Hunting in the Lunar Marsh
Chapter 91: Blood drinking runes
Chapter 92: The Silver Lion leader
Chapter 93: Eight Blood Runes
Chapter 94: Luduo Bu's Inner demon
Chapter 95: The Dragon's Chest
Chapter 96: The blood devours eight demons
Chapter 97: End of the obsession
Chapter 98: Healing after the battle
Chapter 99: The Drop of Wrath
Chapter 100: Ren Chao's disappearance
Chapter 101: Plan for a rescue
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