Zephyr’s expression was cold and unforgiving. He was a simple man who kept a simple principle — leave me alone, and I’ll leave you alone. Samson had clearly expressed his intentions before, so now, Zephyr would not let it slide so easily. Along the way, Zephyr suppressed his energy, and followed the group closely. Samson’s team was made up of many skilled fighters. Each of them possessed many powerful killing moves. Any enemy they came across all fell to their knees with no issue. Watching the carnage first hand made Zephyr uneasy, this made him heighten his guard.“It’s not too far now. The chrono grass is behind that mountain. However, I must warn you all that it's full of terrible beasts! They too seek out the grass, we must tread carefully from here!” the Agile fighter said. “Is that so?” Samson flinched, before he turned his gaze to the rest. His eyes stopped upon the one who used Bloodlet. The man’s energy had been depleted to a sorry state. This meant he lacked any real battle
Zephyr was visibly dumbfounded. His gaze never left the man. He looked to be in his twenties, yet Zephyr had never seen this man. “Who are you?” Samson asked warily, aware of his power. “Who I am is irrelevant. I do not wish to parlay either. I’m just here for information,” the man replied with a strange smile. “What information?” Samson said as he shook slightly at the man’s strange smile. “Zephyr Khan. From Starlight. Have you met him before?” the man asked, coldly. Samson felt his blood slowly turn to ice.‘He’s looking for me?’ Zephyr thought to himself, he had not expected the strange man to be looking for him. However, what was more perplexing was that he could not figure out who this man was. “Zephyr? Why are you looking for him? What’s him to you?” Samson replied, growing ever so alarmed and suspicious. “Nothing much. He has something I want,” the man smiled, his smile sent shivers down the other spines. “What is it?” the Agile beside Samson asked.“His life!” the man said wi
Zephyr made his choice, and proceeded to follow Samson and his group some more, while doing so quietly. After passing through the mountain, they arrived at where the chrono grass was. The area was barren, yet an overbearing stench of bloodiness was in the air. A history of violence, bloodshed, and unspeakable horrors could be felt as they arrived.“The chrono grass… soon it all will be mine,” Samson said. “I sense a great beast lurking nearby. We must be careful, I fear it would not let us leave with the grass so easily,” the Agile warily spoke. Zephyr remained hidden while he scanned the area. He had to get the herb, not only to spite Samson, but also because he needed it. Although the mountain was small, it had an atmospheric danger that could be felt by all. Zephyr knew that the beast that lurked here was definitely stronger than the Garuda.“Run for your lives!” a voice suddenly cried out. Before long, four men could be seen running towards Samson and his group. They were all str
Zephyr remained hidden throughout the massacre as he observed the next steps of Samson’s team. He wondered what trump card they currently had under their sleeves, one which was strong enough to kill a three-tiered beast. “Give me your energy!” Samson cried out, his body shivered as he sent out a call for energy, the blast of which was capable of moving mountains. A great shadow was casted over him, and slowly emanated from his body. “To me, my Prideful Soul!” Samson cried out, his muscles contorted after he spoke.Samson’s men quickly channeled their energies, and began to transfer them into Samson. ‘Prideful Soul? That must be a boon passed down from a Leed guardian to protect the Leed clan! Once activated, Samson’s power would no doubt explode in a violent fashion!’ Zephyr thought. “So that’s his secret!” He thanked himself for not attacking earlier.Any fighter would excel if given enough energy. Although the boon passed down from the Leed guardian was not too powerful, for the gu
The plants were about the size of his palm, each had many vines. Each vine had many intricate carving-like drawings upon it. “Chrono grass!” Zephyr exclaimed, and quickly gathered the plants. He turned tail quickly after that, speeding out of the cave.It was not long before Samson and his men arrived. It was obvious the battle had taken a toll on them as they were all covered in blood. Samson seemed to have been dealt the worst hand, his body was covered in blood-dripping scars. The battle with the Crocodile had mangled him greatly. They arrived where the grass should be, but found nothing. Samson shook with anger, his body shook not from the wounds, but from the fury that built within him. “Zephyr Khan! I. Will. Kill. You!” he screamed out loud.Zephyr heard Samson’s promise from afar. “Hmph, if you’ve got what it takes!” Zephyr huffed. As he ran, he paused for a moment to contemplate his next move. ‘The Tournament has been going on for a while now. I should look for a place to use
A loud boom ensued as their swords clashed, kicking up dust all around. Zephyr grimaced, his Sixth Slash had been immediately destroyed. “Draconic Might!” Zephyr blurted as he recited the Way, moving the scales on his body. His power exploded thereafter. “Seventh Slash!”” Zephyr cried, and activated the strongest of his sword techniques. His current secret trump card. He had never expected he would ever use it like this.Flashes of swords came and went, filling the air with a glimmering epoch. The swords created an afterimage in the shape of a dragon, its ferocity boosted his attack further. Zephyr sent forth his blanketed attack towards the Sun guardian. Zephyr had pushed his Might to its limit, this was his all-out attack, it was truly a frightening display. His clothes ripped and tore, blown back by the immense power that was willed into his attack.“What?” the guardian gasped. He had seen many things in his day, though he had never expected Zephyr to display such ferocity. “Devil
Zephyr shook his head as he felt the prince’s signature energy. It felt hollow. “Hmph! How useless are you? Why did it take so long for you to finish this heap of trash? You’ve wasted so much time that even I needed to step in! Do you know how much it cost me to bring you in here?!” the Ninth prince scolded. “Yes, your highness. Please forgive me for wasting your time. Worry not, I will be done with him quickly!” the Sun guardian replied hastily. ‘So it’s true, the Ninth prince did smuggle him in!’ Zephyr thought while he showed a grimace on his face.Zephyr prodded his scales, slowly channeling their energies again. He had to tread lightly, it was now or never. “Who knew that this runt would escape the many great fighters I’ve brought in!” the Ninth prince glared at Zephyr. “Indeed, we’ve severely underestimated this b*stard. He’s stronger than he looks, if we let him fester his powers more, he will no doubt be a thorn in your highness’ side!” the guardian continued quickly. Were the
“Indeed. You’re but an insect of level Eight! For the prince himself to notice you would be an honor! What’re you hesitating for?!” The others began to clamor with their opinions. The prince smiled widely, pleased at the situation. He knew Zephyr would put down his pride and follow him. After all, he was but an insect. No matter how strong he was, he would still end up becoming the prince's lapdog.“Heh, follow you? Bullsh*t!” Zephyr spat. The prince’s smile disappeared from his face after he heard what Zephyr said. A great surge of energy burst forth from Zephyr, as if something divine had come down upon them. A thunderous roar boomed. The Way of the Dragon was used, and it fueled Zephyr’s energy beyond respite, reaching new levels! “What? What are you doing?” the prince asked, he lost his cool when he felt Zephyr’s sudden growth in his energy. He knew Zephyr was strong, that did not matter to him. What mattered was his actions, this was nothing but an insult to his royal status.