Birth of the Demonic Sword - Chapter 1350

Chapter 1350: 1350
Noah had his clawed hands stabbed on the puppet's head . He spread his arms to enlarge that crack, uncaring of the fact that the feathers stabbed in his torso would hurt him in the process .

Snore launched its dark beam, and a wave of violent dark matter engulfed the puppet's torso . Part of the attach reached Noah and damaged his waist, but he did nothing to stop his companion .
The Blood Companion could feel Noah's determination . After millennia spent together, Snore had learnt how Noah fought and had attuned its mind to his battle style .
His pain didn't matter . His injuries didn't matter . Destroying his enemies was everything, and Snore understood that .
Night was inside the puppet's fabric and severed the laws that kept its materials together . The Demonic Sword attacked on its own with slashes fueled by dark matter .
Noah's ambition empowered him and his three companions . The Demonic Sword obtained the greatest benefits due to its tight connection with his existence, but Snore and Night also saw their power rise under the influence of his individuality .
Four beings with power nearing the peak of the gaseous stage were attacking the feathered puppet with all they had . Their joint force managed to pierce its tough body and fill it with injuries .
Pieces of black metal fell on the floor as that offensive continued . The puppet's head eventually gave in to Noah's physical strength and shattered, taking chunks of his flesh with it .

A vertical crack opened on the puppet's torso, and Noah didn't hesitate to stab his clawed hands inside it . He pulled to enlarge the wound, and the feathers tore apart his flesh in the process .
Noah felt the pressure on his legs vanishing at some point . Snore's dark beam had finally managed to destroy the puppet's waist, and the creature lost control of its lower body once that happened .
The Blood Companion then bit the shredded piece of the torso and gnashed its fangs to destroy it . Noah's arms were on its path, so it couldn't launch the dark beam since it would weaken his offensive .
A web of cracks suddenly spread from the vertical fissure and detached the puppet's maimed body from its feathers . Night had exploited that moment of weakness to destabilize the creature's structure .
The Demonic Sword destroyed the destabilized parts with its slashes, and Snore bit off a large chunk of the maimed torso . The puppet continued to move even if it was nothing more than a small metal piece that featured one damaged arm . Yet, its power had fallen to the point when Noah could completely overwhelm it .
The offensive slowly revealed the source of the white light . It was an oval shape that acted as the core of the puppet and radiated intense energy .
Noah stopped punching to grab the oval and rip it away from the messy pieces of metal under him . Invisible energy kept it attached to what remained of the puppet's body, but it didn't manage to resist Noah's physical strength .

A snapping sound resounded in the room when Noah severed the oval away from the black metal . The puppet finally stopped moving at that point, and a faint white light spread in the area .
Noah stored the item and grabbed the Demonic Sword to inspect his surroundings . He didn't know what that light meant, but he prepared for the worse .
Luckily for him, nothing came in his direction . Still, two openings appeared on different walls to create passages . The arrival of the light had only signaled the end of that trial .
One of the passages led to the staircase . Noah could use it to retreat and exit the Pyramid . Instead, the other was dark, and he couldn't quite understand where it would bring him .
'Are there more trials?' Noah wondered as a sense of weakness filled his centers of power .
A waterfall of blood fell from his torso once his ambition stopped empowering him . His dark matter quickly sealed the injuries, but it couldn't stop the arrival of intense dizziness .
Noah felt confused, but his instincts kept him on his feet . The resilience of the magical beasts' world didn't allow him to faint . He would die before falling prey to his weakness .

'I might win against a liquid stage cultivator if I use the disposable puppet,' Noah thought as he sat on the floor .
The pieces of metal that had flown through the room converged toward his chest and entered the separate space as he crossed his legs to focus on recovering .
He had yet to analyze his gains, but healing came first . He couldn't lower his guard in that strange place . He didn't trust the sadistic creator of the Pyramid .
Noah focused on recovering . He dispersed the stress accumulated by his centers of power and ate to fill his body with energy . He then cultivated to enlarge his dantian . Only his mind continued to improve through the whole process .
Once his centers of power returned to a decent state, Noah activated the Dark Womb spell to heal his body more quickly . He had suffered severe injuries during the battle, so the simple accumulation of energy wasn't enough in his situation .
Even with the Dark Womb spell, Noah had to remain in the secret room for an entire year before he could heal completely . Still, he didn't mind spending so long in that situation since he felt stronger than ever afterward .
Noah felt that his existence had improved after the battle and that long period of recovery . It seemed that using his ambition made his potential grow quickly . The benefits gained after training his individuality to affect the environment couldn't compare to those obtained in that process .

'I need to find a way to exploit my ambition without suffering such heavy drawbacks,' Noah thought as he evaluated how quickly his dantian improved during his training .
The power of his individuality was insane . It acted like a secret art that could empower all his assets at the same time . It also depended on his potential, which didn't put fixed limits to its effects .
Any cultivator would pay immense sums of money to obtain items capable of the same effects . Even if the empowerment was temporary, it allowed Noah to surpass his limits and defeat opponents that experts at his level couldn't even approach .
The uniqueness of his individuality was what made it so hard for him to remove the drawbacks . Such a strong ability required after-effects to exist . Everyone would rely on secret arts otherwise .
Noah put the matter on the back of his mind after he recovered and improved . That wasn't the time to think about his power . He was in a strange structure that could give him valuable items, and that was his priority for now .
The new passage made him curious, but Noah wanted to inspect his gains first . The black metal seemed valuable, but the white oval had captured his attention since the end of the battle .