“Ha, I finally got it!” Zephyr said as his hearty laugh rang about. Right then, his aura changed. “Earth-shatterer!”“Impossible!”The man’s look changed swiftly, unable to comprehend how this pest-like fledgling could emit such powerful energies. The force was as if a hill had struck thee, and shook the earth. All the man could see was a frightening fist come his way, and brought with it the power of the Earth itself. “This is where it ends!” Zephyr’s tone was calm, yet it was cold and decisive in his actions. The power behind his punch was unimaginable — like the powers of the ancient, capable of cracking the Earth. The manifested snakes were shredded into pieces, like paper, nothing could stop its journey. The man could do nothing but stare at the unrivalled power headed his way.A loud booming noise echoed throughout the Forest, vibrating the air. “Im… Impossible…” The man struggled, his eyes wide with tiny streaks of blood that leaked out. His gaze could not leave Zephyr, he co
At that moment, the man had nothing to defend himself with. Zephyr’s punch connected with his head, blood and brain matter flew everywhere…“That’s two down, and with Kerr, that’ll make three!” Zephyr morbidly thought as he stared down at the body before him. Zephyr made little in the way of emotion. Zephyr produced a balance pill from his sleeve and promptly ate it, feeling rejuvenated from its effects. “Although I’ve taken the pill, I’m still a Strength of level six,” Zephyr muttered.“I thought I’d be a Strength of level seven by now after achieving Earth-shatterer, but it seems that I’ll have to master the Way to achieve true greatness,” Zephyr pondered. He frowned, he realized he underestimated the Way’s potential. Unless he mastered the Way, he would forever be stuck at a Strength of level six. Zephyr could not blame himself too much, after all, the Way has not been practiced by anyone in a long time, it is likely that many have not considered it in the first place.“In my pre
“Master Kerr sure is a lucky man… Who would’ve known such a great boon would befall him, I mean, draconic power! Master Kerr is definitely going to excel back home,” one of the guards lamented his jealousy. “Master Kerr will definitely be the new heir to the Winged Serpents, I mean come on! Draconic power! Who could top that?” the other replied. The first guard nodded in agreement and followed up excitingly, “Master Kerr likes us a lot doesn’t he? Maybe, when he becomes the patriarch, we’ll get special positions!” The two of them became more and more excited as they chatted away while fantasizing about their futures at Winged Serpents. They did not notice as a light blue gas cloud slowly drifted their way.The gas was light, and easy to miss. It slowly wrapped itself around the two men. “What’s going on? I’m feeling real dizzy right now…” asked one of them while shaking his head. “Me too! It’s like my whole energy’s being drained…” The two men quickly regained themselves.At this mom
Although the Pearl Spider’s attack capabilities were mediocre, its speed was alarmingly quick, often attacking in groups, even other beasts feared them. ‘These Spiders prefer to ambush in groups, so why is there only one?’ Zephyr thought as he quickly scanned the room for answers. The answer came in the eight or so Spider carcasses that littered the cave floor. It was obvious they had been cut down by a great blade. ‘It would seem Kerr did away with them, that blade of his sure is something…’ Zephyr grimly thought.Zephyr let out an Earth-shattering fist, smashed the Spider to a pulp before he quickly picked up his pace. He summoned Lightfoot once again to ease his journey. After about 10 minutes of swift steps, Zephyr stopped, but not on his own accord. A large gust of energy had come suddenly, it crushed Zephyr’s fortitude, and halted his progress. The pressure felt like a waterfall had come upon him, putting great force upon Zephyr, outright stopping him in his tracks. Fortunately,
Zephyr realized something, not only did Kerr seem unaffected, but he was also very energetic. “That’s it! It must be the nature of the Winged Serpent school!” The Winged Serpents were, by nature, focused on snake-like elements in their teachings. Naturally, snakes and dragons were similar in both shape and style. If one trained hard enough, they may transcend snake-status and evolve into a dragon-styled fighter. Through this method, one may bypass the Way to achieve dragon-hood. Whether achieving mastery over it in this school led to one becoming a dragon, Zephyr did not know, but what was clear was that Kerr, and potentially his kin are unfazed by this draconic power due to their innate training.Zephyr squinted at Kerr, at his level, Kerr could focus his energy into venomous attacks, possibly even capable of corroding materials. Aside from that, Kerr was a Strength of level nine, Zephyr could not take him on lightly. He must weigh each of his moves, otherwise it could mean death! ‘E
The Ouroboros flew at Zephyr and sped up like lightning — carrying with it cunning deceit and absolute poison to stop him. Simultaneously, the golden ray of mystical energy found itself in contact with Zephyr as he reached out for the draconic energy. A great roar ensued, Zephyr felt as though he was being split open, not by the blade, but by the immense force thrust upon him by the golden kindle. Zephyr tried to focus his Might, to recite the Way, but before he could do so, his body instinctively absorbed the energy.Zephyr coughed, the blow from the Ouroboros had hit hard, he felt as though his back had split open, his insides reeled from the blow. He found his lips matted with blood, the cave floor painted with his freshly expelled blood. Zephyr thanked the stars; it was not fatal. “I got it, I did it!” Zephyr had absorbed the draconic energy, he had taken his first step into ‘becoming a dragon’. “You little c*nt, give me back my draconic energy!” Kerr cursed through gritted teeth,
Zephyr could feel great roars that rose from within, he felt as the dragon struggled and trashed inside him. Even though he had been studying the Way for a while now, Zephyr was never a dragon in the first place. Therefore, the draconic powers within him naturally resisted. “Hmph!” Zephyr tried to control the rising urges, a trickle of blood leaked out from his mouth. Zephyr had already taken a severe hit from Kerr and is now struggling with the draconic energies within. He had to fully absorb the energy, fully incorporate it into his very being, otherwise, he might not see the light of day. Zephyr was on the run, Lightfoot could only get him so far, and Kerr was still on his tail. All the while, Zephyr summoned every ounce of focus he could to keep the energies in check. “I have to get somewhere safe, somewhere secret…” He could feel Kerr catching up with every step, malice in his pursuit. Zephyr ran his mind through all possible respites. “There!”Zephyr remembered his initial enc
Suddenly, a great change erupted within Zephyr. He felt a great dragon rise from within, and stirred everything in its wake. Zephyr focused his all into controlling and maintaining the transition. After all, draconic energy was not to be messed with. Commoners who ever find themselves in position with a strand of this divine power could already be improved manifold, moreover, having a power as great as this?Slowly, Zephyr bridged the gap between himself and the draconic powers, from within, a strange feeling sprouted. It was an indescribable feeling, like a hug from a mother, everything Zephyr did was immensely calming. Zephyr felt as though he had achieved dragon-hood, completely tuned with the Earth and sky. He could feel every fibre of muscle in his body being filled with incredible power, it pulsated endlessly. He could even feel all his energy channels eagerly burst open, ready to absorb more draconic energy. The injuries he sustained from Kerr healed quickly, strengthened even.