Chapter 1000: The Great Antiquity War
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng’s gaze was composed as he communicated with Wang Lin using his consciousness. “Even though the Great Void Sect is able to have a unified voice most of the time, the difference in the direction of their compass will lead to invisible infighting of some sort.”
“And this giant entity, once it’s able to achieve a consensus in their general direction and unify their thought systems once and for all, their potential power is extremely incredible.”
Lin Feng smiled faintly and said, “History has proven this point more than once before.”
Wang Lin shared a tranquil look while the Great Satanic Avatar continued to exude its fearsome and evil aura. Both states seemed to contradict one another, yet existed concurrently in harmony.
He answered softly, “Master, I understand what you’re trying to say.”
Lin Feng’s eyes closed a little and nodded his head but said nothing more. He turned towards the Zheng Yi Holy Man.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man had the same countenance as always, and the Zheng Yi Holy Man flicked his finger and an undulating white cloud of mana landed on top of the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
Lin Feng’s Avatar of Ares made a similar gesture and a streak of purple energy surged out and touched the Crucible of the Divine Lands as well.
The colossal frame of the Crucible quivered, and immediately opened up in the next moment. The space around the Crucible morphed and twisted, and the entire area became something like an independent world in void space.
This world flickered with streaks of light, and appeared to condense together to form a light projection. Images flashed by, and the pictures presented by the light projection were magnificent and spectacular.
Gusts of wind billowed around as the white clouds rolled in the sky between heaven and earth. Powerful cultivators clashed with one another and shook the world; there were powerful human cultivators who split open the earth with a single step, and world-dominating great demons who tore open the sky.
A single human cultivator stood between Heaven and Earth and possessed a strength of body so impressive and a size so huge that he resembled a giant divine being – it was a third-level immortal soul stage cultivator of the Martial Way.
He was locked in battle with a third-level undying demon soul stage Heavenly Demon Ape, and was not at any kind of disadvantage. His fists were like great hammers as he rained them down on his opponent, and the Heavenly Demon Ape, who were known for their physical strength, was unable to gain the upper hand.
“That’s the Giant Spiritual Heaven-Splitting Hammer?” Lin Feng’s eyes sparkled as he watched the Way of the Virtual Entity human cultivator, who seemed like he was from the ancient Great Spirit Sect.
The Great Spirit enjoyed a relatively reputable existence during their time, and they possessed immense physical strength that rivaled those of other great demons.
However, the entire lineage disappeared during the Antiquity Age and no longer existed in the world today.
Still, the history of their lineage left a mark in the history of the Divine Lands. Even though Lin Feng had never seen the Great Spirit Heaven-Splitting Hammer before, legends were able to describe the salient features of this technique fairly accurately and thus he was able to recognize it with one look.
As the powerful cultivator from the Great Spirit Sect continued to lock horns with the Heavenly Demon Ape, the heavens separated and a Bastille Black Dragon that had already begun to experience the alpha tribulations surged out.
Even though it was a little straightforward and mean, Jieyu was like an earthworm compared to this Black Dragon King.
This Black Dragon King was engaged in battle with a monk who emanated Buddhist light from all over his body that enveloped the entire area. The surroundings appeared like Nirvana Land.
Buddha statues, Vajras, Bodhisattvas and Gatés were chanting Buddhist scriptures inside the layers of Buddhist light.
The Black Dragon King was extremely vicious as well. The tiny world formed by Buddhist light shivered and trembled under the repeated assaults from the Black Dragon, as if it would fall apart at any moment.
At this very moment, the clash between the Great Spirit Sect cultivator and the Heavenly Demon Ape affected the Black Dragon King and caused him to halt his attack.
The monk switched stances, and took the offensive. He extended a palm that seemed like it could bear the weight of the entire world and dragged the Black Dragon King into the Nirvana Land.
Lin Feng, the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man applauded this move at the same time. “The Nirvana World Palm – impressive!”
One of the most powerful techniques of the Buddhist sect – the Nirvana World Palm!
This was a spell that was only accessible to powerful monks who had mastered the Five Tathagata Dharmas of the Compass and had successfully completed the tribulations. Even though it was not as aggressive and ferocious as the Vairocana Zen Palm, it possessed its own complexities.
In the Divine Lands today, after the last war between the worlds, this mantra suffered a fate similar to the Vairocana Zen Palm. Both spells never saw the light of day again, and could be said to have been lost ever since.
Even though the Black Dragon King had formidable physical strength, the continuous and layered ravaging from the Nirvana Land rendered him unable to break out of his prison.
The monk poised between heaven and earth, and held up a tiny world with one hand with a Black Dragon King was inside, writhing and struggling incessantly to break free.
However, because he had to maintain his imprisonment of the Black Dragon King, the monk was unable to face other enemies. At this moment, a radiant beam of light flashed across the sky and struck the monk, injuring him. The monk had no choice but to retract the Nirvana Land in his palm and focused on defending himself.
The Black Dragon King escaped his arrest and was infuriated. He continued to launch vicious onslaughts against the monk, and even vented his anger at the human cultivator from the Great Spirit Sect and swiped down towards him with a single claw.
The Great Spirit Sect cultivator raised both of his arms to protect himself and clashed with this claw head-on and with all his might, but ended up with bloodied and damaged flesh.
This third-level immortal soul stage cultivator started to bleed, and each drop of blood was like a tiny Sun and burned with such scorching heat that nobody could come near and evaporated every drop of water in the immediate proximity.
The Great Spirit Sect cultivator was eviscerated by the claw of Black Dragon King, and the surrounding area immediately became like a hot oven.
The Heavenly Demon Ape wasted no time and before the Great Spirit Sect cultivator could react, he pounced forward and wrapped his arms around the human cultivator in a deadly bear hug.
The demon ape snarled as he strengthened the vice-grip and constricted his arms with all his might. The force was comparable to the human cultivator in his peak condition, and was applied with extreme explosiveness.
Excruciating sounds could be heard coming from the body of the human cultivator.
This was unlike the normal sounds of breaking bones – rather, it gave onlookers a feeling as if the entire world was falling apart, and the stars were exploding in the sky. It wasn’t shrill and piercing, but had a deep tone and was intensely harrowing.
The Great Spirit Sect cultivator tried his best to resist the pressure, but was placed at a disadvantage from the start as he was just injured and lost the initiative at the same time. At this point, he longer had any strength and power left to fight against the Heavenly Demon Ape behind him and could only howl into the sky, even though he was unwilling to resign to this fate.
This howl from the third-level immortal soul stage cultivator annihilated the spiritual energy all around and shook the clouds above. However, with every passing second, he was slipping further away and no matter how hard he tried, it was impossible to turn the tides back around – he could only watch as his body was devastated bit by bit under the iron grip of the Heavenly Demon Ape.
However, just at this moment, the skies trembled once again and the Black Dragon King that was pursuing the monk and the Heavenly Demon Ape were struck dumb momentarily as their expressions changed. At the same time, the skies changed.
The Heavenly Demon Ape immediately released the Great Spirit Sect cultivator and leaped into the sky. However, it was too late and the entire region became like a giant furnace and locked him inside.
The Bastille Black Dragon, who was more powerful than the Heavenly Demon Ape, suffered a similar fate as he let loose ear-splitting roars into the sky while he attempted to break through this barrier. In the end, his attempts were futile and he ended up bruising his head until he started to bleed.
The scene before Lin Feng, Wang Lin, the Zheng Yi and the Xuan Lin Holy Man abruptly changed.
The light projection and the entire world vanished, and an inscrutable and sturdy giant crucible appeared.
Peering in from the top of the Crucible, one could see a Bastille Black Dragon and a Heavenly Demon Ape struggling and squirming as they resisted against powerful air waves that resembled both raging flames and crashing waves.
A single person was standing by the side of the crucible and placed a hand on its body. He wore a posh dragon robe and had a flat crown on his head. His physical features were blur, but he exuded a dignified and powerful aura.
Using the crucible to cook great demons – there was no question that this was Emperor Xia and the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
However, Lin Feng’s brows creased a little as he witnessed the scene. “This is mainly reliant on the power of the crucible. Emperor Xia seems to be injured, and it also appears to be relatively severe. Who caused this? It can’t be the Emperor of Extremity, Shenyuan.”
He turned his head and glanced at the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man. Both of them had a plain look on their faces, and no changes could be detected in their eyes.
Since the demise of Emperor Jue, Xuan Shang, and since the disappearance of the Great Void Holy Man and the Buddha into the Death Sea, the most powerful cultivator in the entire Divine Lands was not the successor to the throne, but the cultivator that came after the Great Void Sect – Wen Chiyang.
For a relatively long period of time, recognizing Wen Chiyang as the most powerful cultivator in the entire Grand Celestial World was not too far-fetched.
The Supreme Heavenly Mirror sustained heavy damage after it was used to defeat and kill Xuan Shang. Afterwards, the Great Void Holy Man had no choice but to use the Supreme Heavenly Mirror once again to open the pathway into the Death Sea. This was the reason why after his departure with the Buddha, the Supreme Heavenly Mirror was practically unusable.
In the subsequent long years, it was Wen Chiyang who bore the mantle of defending the entire Divine Lands on his shoulders as he intimidated and fought against the great demons of the Barren Expanses.
Even if one was undefeated in single combat, this did not mean that one could not be defeated in the end and many powerful human cultivators perished in the various war between the worlds; the position of Human Emperor changed hands multiple times as well. However, overall, the Divine Lands had a slight advantage over the Barren Expanses during in that Age.
However, for some unknown reason, Wen Chiyang seemed to have a run-in with his own sect and ultimately departed from Mount Baiyun and resorted to cultivating by himself. He only showed himself during the war between the worlds.
This situation was eventually reversed by the reign of the Emperor of Extremity, Shenyuan. He turned the tables against the humans, and the Barren Expanses became the stronger world.
In one of the subsequent war between the worlds, the Emperor of Extremity swept across the entire Divine Lands and ended up launching an assault on Mount Baiyun. Wen Chiyang flew across boundless distances to give his own sect a helping hand while the Supreme Heavenly Mirror, which was still in the process of recovery, held down the fort and battled against Shenyuan.
Wen Chiyang sacrificed his life and the Supreme Heavenly Mirror sustained another round of heavy damage, but ultimately caused severe injuries to the Emperor of Extremity.
The Emperor of Extremity, after he was heavily injured, had no choice but to temporarily pass on the throne and cultivate on his own in an attempt at recovery in seclusion. It was not until many years later, during the final years of the Antiquity Age, did he return to the world.
However, it was this very war between the worlds that led to many unexpected and mysterious occurrences.
The first was that Wen Chiyang’s corpse was nowhere to be seen and people even became doubtful of his death. Several events in the Middle Age seemed to prove this point that he was still alive, but most of this information was relatively secret and unknown. In current day, it was no longer possible to verify all of this and nothing conclusive could be obtained.
The second was that under the circumstance that Wen Chiyang faced off against the Emperor of Extremity, Emperor Xia was mysteriously fatally injured and the Crucible of the Divine Lands went missing as well.
Lin Feng continued to observe the elegant posture of Emperor Xia as his eyes closed into slits. “If historical records are accurate, Emperor Xia never engaged in furious battle with the Emperor of Extremity, and had never been injured in his various clashes with powerful demons. How can he be suddenly injured? Why do I feel like his injury feels a little familiar?”
Light shadows flickered, and seemed to come from the void while it also appeared to come from the Crucible of the Divine Lands. Emperor Xia was in pursuit of a Cardinal Tribulations Beginning Stage Extreme Spiritual Divine Monkey, and this monkey was unleashing his natural talent – the Extreme Spiritual Celestial Blessing – and continued to run in an attempt to escape from the clutches of Emperor Xia.
However, Emperor Xia managed to catch up with this Extreme Spiritual Divine Monkey in the end and was prepared to make the killing blow.
However, just when the Crucible of the Divine Lands had this Extreme Spiritual Divine Monkey trapped, a streak of black light appeared out of nowhere and swept up Emperor Xia!