Birth of the Demonic Sword - Chapter 1349

Chapter 1349: 1349
The dark matter couldn't cross the room . There was an invisible barrier that divided the staircase and the secret area, but Noah couldn't sense it with his mind .

Something told him that he had to enter the room to affect its insides . That test wouldn't allow any cheat or tactic . It wanted Noah to fight the puppet on an even field .
'Fine then,' Noah concluded before cutting away any useless thought .
The puppet was a creature in the middle tier . Its materials made it stronger than an average magical beast, but its power was within the range of Noah's prowess .
The light coming from inside the puppet intensified when Noah entered the room . The invisible barrier didn't affect him, and it didn't even hurt the abilities prepared beforehand .
A flash of white light filled the room and blinded Noah for an instant . The puppet began to move after that event, and screeching noises resounded in the area as it stretched its metallic body .
The puppet's eyes lit up and white lines formed on its body . The creature then turned toward Noah, and its beak opened to release a high-pitched scream .

Everything around Noah trembled when the soundwave reached him . His dark world absorbed part of those vibrations, so his fiendish armor managed to remain intact . However, he became aware of the puppet's power when its scream landed on his abilities .
The puppet seemed to stand on the line that divided the stages . It was too strong for any gaseous stage cultivator, but it was one step away from entering the realm of liquid stage experts .
Noah itched to see if he could defeat such a creature . His muscles tensed as he crouched to prepare a sprint . However, the puppet acted before him .
A shadow ran through the room and pierced through the dark world . The area was less than twenty meters wide, so the clash happened in an instant .
Noah instinctively raised his sword, and a reptilian head also began to form in front of him when he sensed the arrival of the puppet . An immense force then landed on him, and he lost his foothold as he flew backward .
Blood flowed in Noah's mouth when he crashed on the dark-yellow walls . He suddenly noticed that the passage to the staircase had disappeared after he entered the room . He had to defeat the puppet if he wanted to survive .
Noah sensed something moving again, but he slashed before it could reach him at that time . The Demonic Sword grew during the attack . It had transformed into a massive blade when it crashed on the puppet .

A massive force landed on Noah's arm as the puppet tried to fend the blade back . A draconic roar came out of his mouth as his dark matter flowed inside his black vessels to improve his physical power .
Noah and the puppet exchanged a glance . The creature's shining eyes seemed able to pierce the dark world to stare at his vertical pupils .
When facing a magical beast or a cultivator, Noah would understand part of the emotions that filled his opponent's mind . However, he couldn't feel anything when he sensed the puppet's gaze on him .
That creature was a mindless weapon . It felt no pain, and it wouldn't stop attacking until it had destroyed its opponent .
Noah spat a wave of black flames as he shot forward . The puppet screamed before charging at him, and a clash soon happened at the center of the room .
The puppet waved its long claws, but Snore's head bit on its arm before it could finish the attack . Noah slashed at the creature's head, but its free hand blocked the blade before it could land on its metallic skin .

Noah's leg shot toward the puppet's stomach, but the creature lifted a knee to stop his attack . It then tried to stab Noah with its beak, but a cut appeared on its pointy mouth and deflected the attack .
Violent dark matter gathered in Snore's mouth while it restrained the puppet's arm, and the Demonic Sword began to tremble as it accumulated energy . Night dived back toward its mouth in an attempt to destroy its beak .
The puppet slashed with its free leg, but Noah used his foot to stop the attack before it could reach him . More flames then came out of his fiendish mouth and filled the room with his threatening innate ability .
Snore launched its beam, and the puppet screamed as the attack ravaged its left arm . Yet, it didn't try to retreat . It used its immense physical strength to dig through the Blood Companion's body and get closer to Noah .
Its beak broke at that point, but the damage didn't seem to faze it . Cracks opened on its left shoulder as it tried to create a path through Snore's body, and the dark beam eventually consumed its arm .
The puppet used that chance to stab its cracked shoulder in Noah's chest . The two layers of armor prevented it from digging too deep in his flesh, but it still managed to pierce his lung .
Snore bit on the creature's head at that point, and Noah threw punches at the cracked shoulder to pull it out of his body . The Demonic Sword began to launch slashes that slowly dug through the puppet's hand, but its claws managed to damage the blade's structure .

The battle appeared slow in Noah's eyes, but only a few instants had passed since the two of them had begun to fight . He and the puppet were throwing everything they had at each other in the hope that their opponent would fall first .
There was no need for tactics or strategies in that battle . Noah couldn't use his speed on that small battlefield, so he had to overpower the puppet with his abilities .
On the other hand, the puppet didn't care that its body suffered damages as long as it managed to injure Noah . It was a selfless charge that disregarded everything but its opponent .
Noah's cultivation level continued to grow as he remained entangled with the puppet . His physical strength had initially been lower than his opponent, but it was slowly reaching it under the effects of his ambition .
His desire to defeat the creature and the power generated by his survival instincts made his ambition more intense and revealed what his divine individuality could really achieve .
Roar and screams echoed in the room . The Demonic Sword eventually cut the puppet's hand, but the creature used its remaining claws to stab Noah's abdomen .

Cracks appeared on the puppet's neck as Snore launched another dark beam while it kept its head inside its mouth . Still, the feathers on the creature's body stood up and allowed it to pierce the Blood Companion .
The puppet crashed on Noah, and its sharp feathers pierced his armors before stabbing his body . Waves of dark matter flowed out of his injuries while small cuts opened on the creature's body .
Snore reformed to bite at the creature's waist . The Blood Companion didn't care that the feathers pierced its body . It only wanted to relieve Noah of some pressure .
Noah slashed at the puppet's head multiple times . The Demonic Sword never stopped falling on the creature, and it slowly managed to pierce that sturdy metal .
Night helped wherever it could . It had the power to sever part of the puppet's fabric, so it enlarged all the damages that its companions created .
Noah eventually let go of the Demonic Sword and stabbed his clawed fingers on the puppet's damaged head . A vertical crack began to open on the creature as he pulled with all the physical strength he could muster .
The feathers stabbed in his body enlarged his injuries as the puppet struggled, but Noah didn't care . He only wanted to rip the creature in half .