The martial skill that appeared this time was called the Seven Star Shield. It was the same set of martial skill as the Seven Star Finger. It also had the seventh level, but it could be borrowed from the Seven Star Finger.
This thing was very complicated and could be divided into seven layers, but it would cancel out the seven-star finger. In other words, if one refined the first three layers of the seven-star shield, then the first three layers of the seven-star finger would be unable to be released.
Xiang Nan observed that the martial artists on the other side had already started cultivating.
Some people were cultivating the first three levels of the Seven Star Shield. This way, the first three levels of the Seven Star Finger would be gone. Only after releasing the three-star shield would they be able to condense the four-star finger.
The first three levels were reserved for the shield, while the last four levels were reserved for the finger power. This was because their defenses were weaker and their attacks were stronger.
There were also people who left the first four layers for the seven-star finger and the last three layers for the shield. This was because they had weaker offensive power but stronger defensive power.
There were even more extreme ones. They only learned the seventh level of the Seven Star Shield. As a result, the first six levels were all finger power. Only after condensing into the six star finger would they be able to trigger the seventh level of the Seven Star Shield. Similarly, there were also opposing ones. The first six levels were shields, leaving only the seventh star to the finger power.
No matter how he learned, there were both advantages and disadvantages. If the first few layers were left to the shield, then there would be no flexible offensive opportunities in the battle. The advantage was that he could guarantee that he would have a strong defensive power first, and not be broken by the enemy in one go.
If the first few levels were reserved for finger power, then the flexibility would be very high, and the finger power could be released directly. However, without the protection of the shield, it was very likely that the enemy would kill him before he could condense to the seventh star.
Xiang Nan's method was the most extreme. He didn't directly learn the Seven Star Shield. He completely chased after high explosive damage and didn't even consider defense.
He thought that he already had too many means to save his life.
Therefore, during this period of time, Xiang Nan had nothing to do, so he took out a black book and began to flip through it, trying to find the secret hidden on it.
In the end, he discovered that at some unknown time, the black book had actually "unsealed" another page.
Previously, it had only been unsealed to 19 pages. Xiang Nan remembered it very clearly, but now, the twentieth page could be opened.
This twentieth page also recorded a diary. It was a memoir written by the author of this book. The author's realm had risen further and he had begun to participate in sect-to-sect battles.
In the world where the author of this book lived, the relationship between sects was not as harmonious as in Xiang Nan's world, nor was there any so-called sect ranking tournament. The sects had always been competitive, attacking and engulfing each other. As long as they fought, it would be a battle of life and death.
From a few records, it could be seen that this author should be a peerless genius who had made countless contributions to his sect.
The author rarely described the details of these battles in detail. He only touched upon them with a single stroke of his brush. What he spent more time describing were his own insights and experiences.
Xiang Nan tried to turn the twenty-first page, but as expected, he couldn't.
Combined with the murals from before, Xiang Nan pondered bitterly in his heart what kind of profound meaning this black book contained to make it so important.
The sealed setting of this book was truly strange.
Could it be that he was absorbing vitality? The more vitality it absorbed, the more pages it could open?
But why didn't it absorb its own, nor did it absorb the 500 people on the other side? He was the owner now, but the person opposite him wasn't.
"I don't think it will absorb the life force of living people. Only after humans are killed will their life force enter the Black Book," the snake analyzed.
Xiang Nan said, "Then how did the Veluriyam Sect explain it? At that time, it absorbed the lives of 300,000 people from the Veluriyam Sect. Those people were all living people."
"Then there is only one explanation. In fact, the Veluriyam Sect Master is secretly killing the visitors in some way, but we didn't realize it," said the serpent.
Xiang Nan was thoughtful. If that was the case, the Veluriyam Sect Master should have read the first 19 pages. That was why he didn't pay much attention to this black book. He didn't know the importance of this book, nor did he read the frescoes here.
Xiang Nan placed his finger on the last page. It was impossible to open it, and he was lost in thought.
Could it be that all the secrets were hidden on the last page?
Was this book a martial skill?
Xiang Nan guessed that it was most likely true. Perhaps the author of this book had comprehended some terrifying martial technique in the later stages, and had written down his mantra as a diary in the black book.
This ancient civilization must have discovered this secret, so it wanted to open the black book to deal with the lightning bull that suddenly appeared.
Xiang Nan did not dare to guarantee that his conjecture was correct, but this thought could roughly explain part of the situation. Only one situation could not be explained.
That was the final description in the mural. Everyone held the black book high, but it triggered an ominous result.
Could it be that this kind of martial technique was too evil? Or perhaps it was because they had opened the last page of the black book that they summoned a lightning bull?
Xiang Nan shook his head. Before opening all the pages of the book, no speculation could be confirmed.
While cultivating, the martial artists on the other side also saw the black book in Xiang Nan's hand. However, no one was interested in it, nor did they see the murals from before.
These people regarded this place as a treasure trove of adventure, and they didn't even have the time to look at the murals. They probably didn't even realize that there were murals, because those murals were too large.
The two cliffs began to merge again.
This time, the martial artists on the other side had made more complete preparations. They thought that this time, some people only needed to learn a few layers of the Seven Star Shield, and some even only needed to learn one layer. Therefore, they had more free time.
Before the cliff merged, nearly a hundred martial artists who had learned the seventh level of the Seven Star Shield had already erected the Seven Star Shield.
These people stood at the front of the line and were responsible for protecting the people behind the line, while the people behind them began to gather their Gemini Palms.
The Gemini Palm was a martial skill that required a long period of energy storage. Only when someone cooperated to protect them would they have the chance to unleash such a destructive martial skill.
However, Gemini Palms could not be condensed one step ahead of time, because once they merged, they would no longer be controlled by the martial artist. If they condensed early, they would fly out early, and if they were late, it would be too late.
However, those geniuses had a perfect grasp of time. When the two cliffs merged, hundreds of Gemini palms flew towards Xiang Nan.
These twin palms were densely packed together, and it was already unimaginable how powerful they were.
However, Xiang Nan didn't care at all. He directly released the Annihilation Shield and blocked all of the enemy's attacks.
He tried his best not to use the Annihilation Shield, because if the Annihilation Shield wanted to absorb the Nether Dragon's power, it had to activate the Dream Dao.
Every time he used the Annihilation Shield, he would activate the Dream Dao, wasting a bit of time.
Countless Gemini palms struck the Annihilation Shield, similarly annihilating each other.
At the same time, Xiang Nan's Instantaneous Gemini Palms also left.
A sharp twin palms directly shattered everyone on the other side.
Even the Seven Star Shield was insufficient to defend against the power of the Twin Palms.