Chapter 1008: The Contest For The Mountain
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The cultivators from the Celestial Sect of Wonders were in yet another standoff against the cultivators from the Great Void Sect before Mount Baiyun.
Besides Yang Tie and the three others, Yue Hongyan, Li Yuanfang, Luo Qingwu were there as well. Tang Jun and Han Yang were also at the mountain, and they were only missing Zhu Yi.
The younger generation of disciples from the Great Void Sect were all present. Shan Xiang had a look of guilt on his face while Zhao Mingxiu was expressionless. When they saw Yang Zhao, they instantly recalled the incident of Wan Zhenglun’s demise and the three of them looked at each other speechlessly.
“The summit of the mountain!” Yue Hongyan’s eyes glimmered as she gazed upward at the summit of this Mount Baiyun.
Everybody followed her gaze towards the top of the mountain and saw shimmers of light. Even though they were faint and nearly undetectable, they were as mystical as they could get.
They were virtually invisible without paying special attention to them. However, once discovered, these specks of light attracted the entirety of everyone’s concentration and appeared like they could suck everyone’s souls into them.
Yue Hongyan, Li Yuangfang and Luo Qingwu exchanged glances and said, “It’s Second Senior!”
Starlight flashed between the flickering lights at the top of the mountain but the powerful aura did not permeate outwards. However, everybody could faintly feel the embodiment of vast strength within, with an immensity that resembled the entire universe – it was Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar.
He was engaged in a spell battle with someone else on the Mount Baiyun inside the Small Divine Lands World. His opponent was a middle-aged man that was reasonably handsome and with a calm expression on his face – it was Cai Fengzhou, a member of the Supreme Elder Council of the Great Void Sect. The two of them had arrived at the summit of Mount Baiyun before everyone else, and it was apparent that their horns had been locked for quite some time already.
Cai Fengzhou was a little frustrated at this point. He was relatively informed about the foundations of the Crucible of the Divine Lands, and roughly understood the process that Emperor Xia took to forge this magic item; he knew that Emperor Xia had incorporated the general concepts and principles of the world.
This was the reason why the core of the Crucible was the same as the center of the Divine Lands inside this miniature world, inside the Small Divine Lands World created by this destiny-level magic item.
It was not the geographical center of the world, but the focal point of all spiritual energy. It was identical to the Divine Lands during the Antiquity Age, and it was the location of Mount Baiyun.
When Cai Fengzhou made his way here, he discovered that Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar was a step faster than he was. If not for the fact that he knew the details better than Zhu Yi did, Zhu Yi would have established a connection with the Crucible of the Divine Lands way before he could.
The Great Sun Avatar’s physical features was the same as Zhu Yi’s, but possessed immensely powerful mantras of the Martial Way. Fists after fists roared through the heavens and shattered the earth, and the force of his fingers were enough to topple mountains and hold down the oceans.
Cai Fengzhou’s expression was composed from beginning to end. Two streaks of cloud energy, one black and one white, surged across the void continuously.
His personality was relatively nonchalant, but his spells and mantras sharp and fierce, the only difference being there were not much murderous intentions contained within them. Even so, his spells were considered relatively ferocious and if Zhu Yi had a single lapse in concentration, he would land himself in a dire situation.
The same mantra would have vastly different effects and forms that varied from cultivator to cultivator due to the difference in understanding and interpretation.
The origins of Cai Fengzhou’s lineage, when traced to the very top, was the leader of the Four Immemorial Heroes of the Great Void, Wen Chiyang. He was publicly recognized as the most powerful one amongst the four heroes, and possessed the sharpest and most acute battle prowess as well. His mantras and spells also took the vicious and ferocious approach.
They were different from the typical attitude of the Great Void Sect, which was one of draftiness and freedom, but they had their own salient features and was impressive in their own right.
Cai Fengzhou was a typically casual and amicable person, but the mantras that he practiced were more or less influenced by his mentor. However, he was a third-level immortal soul stage cultivator himself, and was able to incorporate his own understandings of the world into his mantras and spells. This was the reason why his spells and mantras were a lot milder than they would have been otherwise.
Wu Mengqi, who shared his lineage, casted spells and mantras with a lot more ferocity than he did.
Still, no matter how casual and warm he was a person, Cai Fengzhou was a third-level immortal soul stage cultivator who had made his name for many years. Furthermore, Wen Chiyang’s lineage had always emphasized the importance of practical battle prowess.
Cai Fengzhou’s hands gestured around in the air as streaks and streaks of Yin-Yang mana surged out. They stirred up void space, and layered the spaces between as the originally formless and intangible void transformed into the shape of a giant bell and crashed down towards Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar.
It was one of the more powerful spells from the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void – the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World!
This spell channeled the power of void space to create an artificial world aimed at pulverizing its target, and used the limitless strength of Yin and Yang to consume the target.
Personally, Cai Fengzhou did not feel too much hostility towards the Celestial Sect of Wonders and had no intention to fight Zhu Yi to the death. However, the Crucible of the Divine Lands was in question and there was no room for him to overlook anything. Even though he had no clue that Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man were having their own competition outside, he was sure that if the core of the Crucible ended up in Zhu Yi’s hands, his own camp would have lost the initiative and any form of advantage that they originally possessed.
Zhu Yi was naturally not about to hand things over without a fight. However, even though the Great Sun Avatar was powerful and Emperor Chen’s mantras were fearsome, he was only in the second-level immortal soul stage while he was faced with a powerful individual from the Great Void Sect, Cai Fengzhou, thus there was a considerable gap between the two of them.
The Great Sun Avatar was enveloped by the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World and there was no way he could escape. Furthermore, his mana was being eroded and corrupted by the streaks of Yin-Yang energy in this tiny artifical world.
“Good!” Zhu Yi’s face was unchanged as he grunted. Mana surged up and down the body of the Great Sun Avatar, and his eyes changed appearance all of a sudden. One eye burst with brightness before descending into intense darkness, while the other was the complete opposite. His eyes oscillated between these two states while light and darkness characters appeared in the void.
These light and darkness characters came together to form a frightening paragraph, and subsequently transformed into a golden bridge that asserted its existence in the world as it slammed towards Cai Fengzhou’s Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World.
Endless sounds of songs followed the appearance of the golden bridge and resonated between heaven and earth. They seemed to transcend everything yet took after everything, and a concept of power that seemed like it could cleanse everyone and take them to the other side charged up the void. In the next moment, it appeared as if the artificial world created by Cai Fengzhou, a third-level immortal soul stage cultivator, was unable to stop Zhu Yi’s golden bridge which exuded an aura of dominance over the entire world.
The toiling efforts of cultivation and study over the years gave Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar the ability to use mantras and spells from the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues. Even though they were not as sharp and precise than if they were cast by his original body, it would be a mistake to underestimate them.
Cai Fengzhou’s Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World appeared like it was unable to stop the unstoppable force of Zhu Yi’s spell. Under the pressure of the golden bridge, the artificial started to tremble violently.
“An avatar can cast a spell such as this. Impressive, indeed.” Cai Fengzhou heaved a sigh as he extended his hands in front of his body, with one palm facing the other.
The two streaks of black and white energy around his body orbited as they concentrated towards the middle of his palms and formed a spinning whirlpool.
This whirlpool spun continuously until it was gradually transformed into a sinister light sphere that resembled a dense fruit.
Uncountable numbers of glyphs and runes appeared within this fruit, and displayed a vast and limitless concept of power that shook this entire area within the Small Divine Lands World.
Cai Fengzhou was channeling the power of his own Dao Fruit, also known as the Yin Yang Revolution Dao Fruit.
The Dao Fruit was a mass of black and white, as if innumerable numbers of thin black and white line were intertwined together. However, every line and pattern was clear and unobscured, and the black lines were independent from the white lines. The form it took was one of perfect harmony and coexistence, and was immensely profound and sophisticated.
Cai Fengzhou’s palms separated and the Yin Yang Revolution Dao Fruit descended onto the artificial world created by the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World spell and integrated itself within.
The golden bridge created by Zhu Yi’s composition was about to break through the barrier before the entire world suddenly changed.
The Yin and Yang energies that filled up the entire world started spiraling and transformed the entire world into a giant maelstrom that spun incessantly. Heaven and Earth appeared as if they were splitting apart, and were about to be separated into two pieces with Zhu Yi trapped in the middle.
The top and bottom of this giant maelstrom spun at the same time but in completely opposite directions, as if the entire world was transformed into a mill disc.
Every rotation increased the strength of the maelstrom, and its power rose along with the continuous spinning of the mill disc over time. There didn’t seem like there was a limit to how much its power could rise, and could go on for all eternity.
With Yin and Yang as the driving forces, and Heaven and Earth as a mill disc, the maelstrom sought to crush everything that was caught in between.
It was the spell that had the same reputation as the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World, the Yin Yang Heaven Crushing Earth Grinding Spell!
The same spell cast by different people would mean a world of difference. Bai Xiqian was incomparable to Chen Xingyu, and Chen Xingyu was not even on the same scale of comparison as Cai Fengzhou.
This display of the Yin Yang Heaven Crushing Earth Grinding Spell heaped such immense pressure on Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar till the point where he was nearly unable to resist, as if his avatar was about be ground down into pieces bit by bit.
The spell was slow and gradual, but was filled with an unstoppable feeling and stole all hope away from people’s hearts.
This was especially so, as Cai Fengzhou used the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World as the foundation for the Yin Yang Heaven Crushing Earth Grinding Spell. This was equivalent to combining two spells together, and reached an unprecedented and incredible level of power.
The seamless combination of two powerful spells from the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void meant that even third-level immortal soul stage cultivators would find it difficult to resist against them.
The golden bridge formed by Zhu Yi’s composition was on a path to decay and nonexistence under this new and terrifying pressure.
This glorious feeling of transcendence over the entire world made it seem like this entire region was being held down by the mill disc.
This area felt like it could be annihilated at any moment, and the petrifying power contained within was enough to send people wild with fear.
“It’s not my original body after all…” Zhu Yi’s expression was still calm but he shook his head faintly as he pressed the index finger of his right hand onto the center of his eyebrows.
“If my original body was here, even without the Higan Golden Bridge, we shall have another glorious battle.”
Right when Zhu Yi was about to cast the Dual Dimension Vacuum Charm, his eyes flashed once and Cai Fengzhou’s eyebrows creased a little as well.
The void split open over the horizon, and a single figure surged forth with blinding speed and arrived in front of Cai Fengzhou before a fist struck down towards him!
The arriving party was tall and had a striking figure, and was clad in a purple robe – it was Shi Tianhao!
Shi Tianhao’s speed was incredible. The explosive strength of his physical body was unleashed, and he no longer pierced through the void but shattered everything instead.
His ferocity reached the point where he no longer bothered to follow void space as he traveled through it, and simply destroyed everything that obstructed his path and even the formless spaces in his way separated.
Cai Fengzhou felt his heart skip a beat. Even with his level of consciousness and mana, Shi Tianhao’s movement still felt incredibly swift.
Cai Fengzhou lifted his hands and slammed down with his palm to seal off Shi Tianhao’s iron fist.
The Heavenly Universe Palm from the Great Void Nine Heavenly Spells, the most powerful physical spell from the Great Void Sect!
This violent clash between the two forces destroyed the unlimited volumes of cloud energy above Mount Baiyun and the entire world quivered. The flow of spiritual energy was disrupted, and it appeared as if a crater was created in the Small Divine Lands World from the force of their clash.
Shi Tianhao’s tall figure trembled a little in the sky as his forward momentum stopped abruptly, and he almost lost his balance.
Cai Fengzhou flew backwards from the force of the clash, and the attack that he was launching against Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar was almost discontinued from the disorientation.