Chapter 1014: The Hopelessness Of The Disciples From The Great Void Sect
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Even though Chen Xingyu’s attention was entirely focused onto his battle with Yang Tie, he had already noticed some issues.
Mu Xuan and the other cultivators of the Great Void Sect did not follow into the midsection of the mountain behind them. Instead, cultivators from the Celestial Sect of Wonders came in and it was obvious as to what happened outside the cave entrance.
Zhou Yuncong and the others that just departed from the scene were direct disciples of the second generation from the Celestial Sect of Wonders, and were only in the aurous core stage.
Besides them, Chen Xingyu noticed that Yue Hongyan, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were already at the feet of Mount Baiyun and they were actually first-generation disciples directly under Lin Feng.
His thoughts stopped here. Chen Xingyu was typically carefree and composed but at this point, a feeling of hopelessness surfaced from the bottom of his heart.
This forlorn feeling didn’t come from his battle with Yang Tie before him, but from the overall situation of things.
He understood Guo Chaoyang even though they held different political views and he never doubted Guo Chaoyang’s abilities.
As the flag-bearers of the younger generation of disciples from both the Radical Faction and the Conservative Faction of the Great Void Sect, they had fought each other multiple times before and understood each other very well.
Chen Xingyu was the disciple of the most outstanding cultivator from the previous generation, Lin Daohan, and was born with the Yin-Terminating Entity. Even though he came across perilous challenges throughout his journey of cultivation, his natural talents and his innate abilities made him one of the strongest prodigies of his generation.
Guo Chaoyang was able to hold his own against him, and the competition between the two of them reached something of an equilibrium and was nothing like the Lin Daohan’s single show of the previous generation.
However, looking at the way things were turning out, no matter how powerful Guo Chaoyang was there was really nothing he could do. Unless he could ascend into the immortal soul stage from the nascent soul beginner stage in the blink of an eye, then there was still some chance in their endeavor. To put things more optimistically, he had to be in the nascent soul advanced stage at the very least.
The only problem was that if Guo Chaoyang was that powerful, Chen Xingyu would have admitted defeat a long time ago.
This was the reason why it was impossible for Chen Xingyu to maintain an optimistic outlook about the overall situation inside the Small Divine Lands World.
He glanced at Yang Tie before him and sighed inside. His battle with Yang Tie at this point meant nothing at all to him and held no value at all.
If it was Zhou Yuncong who stayed behind, at least Chen Xingyu could obtain other returns.
“Has he realized? That’s not so surprising, actually. Even if he isn’t aware himself, he has seniors from the Celestial Sect of Wonders behind him. In that case, the Celestial Sect of Wonders should be quite familiar with my situation…” Chen Xingyu thought to himself, “However, if I hadn’t initiated the battle, based on the historical ways of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, they probably wouldn’t kidnap me like the Golden Cicada Master did with Zhou Yuncong. But all those years ago…”
Chen Xingyu drew a deep breath, and his undulating emotions returned to tranquility and his usual composure.
Zhou Yuncong craved to take him on, and Chen Xingyu himself thought the same.
While it was regrettable, he gathered his energy and concentration and continued to fight on with Yang Tie.
It didn’t matter whether the current situation was highly disadvantageous for the Great Void Sect and hope was out of reach. Chen Xingyu wasn’t about to lose his cool and waste his time here with Yang Tie.
He gave his all, and even became more serious than he used to be as he launched another assault towards Yang Tie. If he could injure his opponent, then he would be able to add something to their hopeless situation.
However, right at this moment, Mount Baiyun trembled violently all of a sudden.
Chen Xingyu could feel the flow of spiritual energy around him started to change.
Upon sensing the transformations, Yang Tie’s eyes flickered with elation while Chen Xingyu heaved another heavy sigh.
Outside Mount Baiyun and in the sky above the Small Divine Lands World, Cai Fengzhou’s expression changed a little as the white cloud pillar shot into the sky and blocked off Shi Tianhao’s Stone Sword.
He flicked his fingers and mana condensed onto his fingertips and transformed into streaks of cloud energy that were channeled into the white cloud pillar on Mount Baiyun below.
Even so, the white cloud pillar quivered and seemed like it was getting weaker.
This wasn’t a problem with Cai Fengzhou’s mana or his spell, but due to the fact that the flow of spiritual energy within the mountain changed unpredictably.
This change was minor compared to the entire Small Divine Lands World and even to Mount Baiyun. However, Cai Fengzhou’s plan was entirely reliant on the flow of spiritual energy in the Small Divine Lands World being a mirror image of the Divine Lands of old, so any minute change would greatly affect his actions.
This was a good example of the butterfly effect.
Thankfully, Cai Fengzhou was a powerful cultivator with a deep understanding of his mantras and whatnot. While the flow of spiritual energy inside Mount Baiyun was changing, he made minor changes continuously so that the white cloud pillar wouldn’t evaporate in an instant.
Cai Fengzhou’s brows knotted together as his eyes darted between Shi Tianhao and Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar as he shook his head faintly.
He placed his palms together and started to cast another spell. The cloud energy in the void beside him churned as a sprawling city that flashed with golden light shimmered between the clouds. It materialized instantaneously, as the city walls came up to form a giant city that embodied the concepts of eternal existence and unwavering stability that was infinitely resistant to decay.
The Horizon City of the Great Void Nine Heavenly Spells!
Streaks of black and white mana intertwined beside Cai Fengzhou and formed an enormous whirlpool that swirled continuously – it was his Yin Yang Revolution Dao Fruit.
The Yin Yang Revolution Dao Fruit was incorporated into the Horizon City and the impenetrable fortress in the sky started to twist out of proportion and no longer retained its original shape.
Yet, that feeling of eternal existence and unwavering stability only became stronger. The Yin Yang energies that were injected into it appeared boundless to forever and ever.
The Horizon City was designed as a defensive spell, but it started to move and crashed towards Shi Tianhao and Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar.
The whirlpool that was still spiraling in the sky locked Shi Tianhao and Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar inside, as if it was about to suck them both into the maelstrom.
Shi Tianhao gripped onto the Stone Sword as the radiant speck of light on the sword tip flickered ever so bright. The smile on his face was wiped away, but it wasn’t solemn and instead portrayed a feeling of extreme composure and calmness.
He repositioned the sword and thrusted it towards Horizon City in the sky.
However, this attack caused spiritual energy in the Small Divine Lands World formed by the Crucible to quiver along with it.
It wasn’t due to the strength and power of this strike. The reason was because of the intensity of the sword mind as it contained a terrifying concept of power.
It felt as if all things fell into a state of decadence and continued on until the entire world became extinct.
The Stone Sword slashed out and appeared to direct a feel strands of spiritual energy as it lunged towards the Horizon City.
Cai Fengzhou’s eyes closed into slits. “Savage Energy! This… is the swordplay of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, but seems entirely different!”
The ferocious energy directed by Shi Tianhao’s sword mind was the Heaven and Earth Savage Energy!
Merciless Energy was considered part of the way of the world, but was also its natural enemy.
All things in the world were bound to die at some point. If spiritual energies were strong, then all beings would flourish and continue on a path towards glory and development. However, if this savage energy was too strong, then all beings would descend into decadence and the world would eventually come to an end.
Due to the channeling of the Heaven and Earth Savage Energy, the entire flow of the spiritual energy in the Small Divine Lands World were affected and started to change.
Shi Tianhao’s strike came from his own understanding of the mantras. He sought inspiration from Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi and incorporated the principles of his Final Holy Light.
The final point of existence of all beings, and everything that it touched would be interrupted and ended prematurely with a full-stop forced upon them.
Shi Tianhao’s strike seemed like it could slash open everything, like it could hang a full-stop on anything obstructing its way till it reached its final destination.
Wherever the tip of the sword touched, time appeared to stop and all sounds were lost, all colors grew dim and even the rolling winds ceased to billow.
All the liveliness in the world were frozen in place. It didn’t matter if they were willing to comply, or if their lives were meant for something else, as everything that came into contact with the tip of Shi Tianhao’s sword entered the path to the final destination and were annihilated from the face of the earth.
A single bright star was touched by Shi Tianhao’s sword, and immediately grew dull and exploded into a supernova.
Cai Fengzhou’s Horizon City, under the support of his Yin Yang Revolution Dao Fruit, possessed vast power as it continued to oscillate and appeared like it was about to consume the entire world and suck everything around it within.
However, as it was slashed by Shi Tianhao’s sword, the spinning slowed down and the speed of rotation continued to stagnate as it grew increasingly sluggish.
Shi Tianhao’s expression as calm as he held his longsword against Cai Fengzhou’s Horizon City. The gargantuan city was huge and the physical size of both entities couldn’t even be compared on the same scale.
The light on the tip of Shi Tianhao’s sword burned bright as streaks of Savage Energy continued to condense on the sword tip in its resistance against the Horizon City.
At the same time, the flow of spiritual energy on Mount Baiyun below changed even more as it sped up and slowed down with an unpredictable rhythm. Due to the fact that Mount Baiyun was the focal point of all spiritual energy inside the Small Divine Lands World, the change inside Mount Baiyun caused the flow of spiritual energy inside the entire Small Divine Lands World to change along with it.
While the transformations were small, they were very real.
Shi Tianhao continued to channel the Heaven and Earth Savage Energy, and even though it was just a feel tiny strands, it was enough to unbalance the entire flow of spiritual energy in this area of the world.
Destruction was a lot easier than building up. At this point, even a third-level immortal soul stage cultivator like Cai Fengzhou from the Great Void Sect was unable to grasp the change in the flow of spiritual energy.
The giant cloud pillar that extended from Mount Baiyun like a stalagmite could no longer be sustained and started to crumble.
Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar glanced at Cai Fengzhou but said nothing more as he flew down towards Mount Baiyun.
Cai Fengzhou frowned as the Auspicious Cloud Pillar surged into the sky once again and slammed towards the Great Sun Avatar. Shi Tianhao’s voice rang out as he said, “Rise!”
Before his voice dropped, three spheres of light flickered on the top of his head. One of the spheres of light transformed into a gigantic green-black hall, and didn’t appear to be that much smaller than Cai Fengzhou’s Horizon City. Even though it was only a gestation-level magic treasure, the ripples of power contained within were tremendous and formidable.
The second sphere of light became a purple crown that crackled with radiant lightning bolts. Streaks of purple lightning surged around like furious dragons and deluged in the clouds above.
The third light sphere dissipated and revealed a small and ancient bell. This bell was made completely from gold and was extremely old-school. There were mystical patterns carved all over it and vast immense energy flowed out from within – it was the metaplasia-level magic item, the Yellow Heaven Bell.
The appearance of the Kun Peng Pavilion, the Yellow Heaven Bell and the Purple Crown of Angmao at the same time meant that even though it was Cai Fengzhou himself channeling the Auspicious Cloud Pillar, he had to focus all his energy on Shi Tianhao and could no longer intercept Zhu Yi.
At this point, Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar stepped onto Mount Baiyun and not a single chance was given at all.