Chapter 1016: Do You Need My Original Body To Be Here?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng was calm and composed. “Do you need my original body to be here?”
The Zheng Yi Holy Man said nothing as he stared into Lin Feng’s eyes. There was a momentous instant where he did think about channeling the Power-Destroying Catastrophe.
Some cultivators in the Cardinal Tribulations Beginning Stage, when faced with Vipralopa Stage cultivators, could perhaps hold their own by virtue of their spells and mana. However, if a change was given to the Vipralopa Stage cultivator to channel the Power-Destroying Catastrophe, the results were often disastrous.
For cultivators who had yet to finish the Alpha Tribulations, resisting against a Power-Destroying Catastrophe from a Vipralopa Stage cultivator was no different from experiencing a new round of tribulations on the spot and would immediately enter a state of weakness – they would become a helpless goat, and even their standards would be greatly compromised.
If something went wrong, he or she could even perish under the duress of the Decay Tribulations.
For cultivators who had never experienced the tribulations before, when they were faced with Vipralopa Stage cultivators, and if they were unable to avoid the Power-Destroying Catastrophe altogether, they would be in an even more perilous situation. It was also possible that they were killed on the spot as Vipralopa Stage cultivators were willing to risk a single stroke of the Decay Tribulations.
Even though this method was clean and swift, there were severe consequences and most Vipralopa Stage cultivators would never resort to this method if they were able to suppress their opponents with their own spells and mana.
In the end, it was a spell that hurt both parties at the same time. The person channeling it had to use his own strength to resist the Power-Destroying Catastrophe and survive through the Decay Tribulations and would inadvertently hurt himself or herself in the process. It was easy for a third party to enter the fray and take advantage of them both, which meant this method was a last resort of last resorts.
Of course, if the situation did call for it, the Zheng Yi Holy Man was prepared to make this decision. He couldn’t be bothered to worry so much, and Lin Feng positive that this was true.
The Thunder Dragon Avatar had displayed its true form. It had the power to resist the Zheng Yi Holy Man, while the Two Elements of Creation Formation was enough to hold its own against the Great Void Holy Pavilion. Under the combined efforts of both parties, all they had to do was use the Two Elements Origins-Returning Mystic World Spell to disrupt the connection between the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Great Void Holy Pavilion.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Great Void Pavilion were ultimately two different entities and their connection could not be compared to that of Vipralopa Stage great demons’ true form and their demonic soul.
However, the situation would be very different if he were to channel the Power-Destroying Catastrophe.
Whether it was the Zheng Yi Holy Man or the Great Void Holy Pavilion resisting the first stroke of the Power-Destroying Catastrophe, they were bound to be injured and their powers would weaken. While they could continue fighting, and concentrate their powers after the battle and slowly recuperate the damage from the Decay Tribulations.
Taking a hit from the Power-Destroying Catastrophe was well within the boundaries of the Zheng Yi Holy Man.
On the other hand, if Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon avatar and his Avatar of Ares suffered a stroke of the Power-Destroying Catastrophe, it was very likely that they would just crumble and disappear from the face of the earth.
The Great Void Holy Pavilion could help Kuang Heng and the Xuan Lin Holy Man resist the Power-Destroying Catastrophe, but the Two Elements of Creation Formation was a magic formation and it wasn’t possible for it to defend Lin Feng against the Power-Destroying Catastrophe.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man stared at Lin Feng as the rolling purple energy continued to permeate throughout the entire Small Divine Lands World and his brows furrowed ever so tightly.
For him, using the Power-Destroying Catastrophe wasn’t optimal as the Great Void Sect didn’t have a gate to the Starry Sea of their own. They lacked reinforcements, and if they were plagued by the Decay Tribulations, the subsequent circumstances would be even more difficult to control.
If channeling the Power-Destroying Catastrophe was effective, the Zheng Yi Holy Man wouldn’t hesitate at all.
Still, there were some doubts in his heart as Lin Feng’s Celestial Sect Teleportation Technique was very well known in the world by now.
He wasn’t sure whether both of Lin Feng’s avatars were able to cast this spell. If both the Thunder Dragon Avatar and the Avatar of Ares were adept with this spell, then there would no longer be any meaning in channeling the Power-Destroying Catastrophe as he would only weaken himself.
Furthermore, the most important point was that Lin Feng controlled a gate to the Starry Sea and his original body could come in at any time.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man didn’t know the reason why Lin Feng’s original body wouldn’t enter the Starry Sea but he could guess that it was probably because he was busy with something else, or temporarily held back by a pressing issue.
Forcing Lin Feng’s original body into the Starry Sea could possibly disrupt whatever he was working on, but this wasn’t anything of value to the people from the Great Void Sect and was a purely sadistic move with no practical benefit.
Even though thinking about these realities generated despondence in people’s hearts, the Zheng Yi Holy Man wasn’t afraid of facing them.
Before this, the contest for the Crucible of the Divine Lands was in suspense mainly because Lin Feng’s original body wasn’t here.
If Lin Feng’s original body was inside the Starry Sea, and under the circumstance that the other elders of the Great Void Sect were unable to provide reinforcements, there would be no competition at all for the control of the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
Even if they dragged the Supreme Heavenly Mirror into the Starry Sea, it would be affected by the dimensional powers and its power would be greatly reduced and could even prolong the time it needed to fully recover.
In the end, the best outcome that could be achieved by the Great Void Sect was that they could possibly force Lin Feng to break the seal he placed on the Heaven-Destroying Sword, and even then, their chances were slim.
Everything were purely actions that harmed others without benefiting themselves. More accurately put, they were actually harming themselves at the same time in the process – if Lin Feng was forced to remove the seal on the Heaven-Destroying Sword prematurely, it wouldn’t return empty-handed.
Right now, both parties were contesting for the Crucible of the Divine Lands. While the magic item was still without an owner and the contest relied purely on their own abilities as well as any opportunities that would surface in the process, and ab it of luck.
However, anything that was taken too far would lead to a real violent conflict between the two parties, and would change the situation in the Starry Sea into a showdown to the death.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man was never one to shy away from a fight, but he was concerned about the results of any battle.
At this point, the power of the two parties couldn’t even be compared on the same scale anymore. If Lin Feng was willing, he could even drag the entire Celestial Sect of Wonders from the Divine Lands into the Ancient Desolate Galaxy.
The knot in the eyebrows of the Zheng Yi Holy Man gradually loosened and the sparkle in his lies died down as well. His expression returned to normal, but his eyes were gloomier and sterner.
“The Heaven-Destroying Sword…” Even though his heart was calm, this thought still recurred in the mind of the Zheng Yi Holy Man.
Over five thousand years ago in the Greater World, ever since his escape from the Spirit Sea, the Zheng Yi Holy Man had considered teaming up with the Qing Yi Holy Woman, the Xuan Yi Holy Man and even the Tai Yi Holy Man to suppress and control Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
However, Lin Feng’s powers skyrocketed and the battle of Mount Shu and the Saintly Celestial Cataclysm completed the Heaven-Destroying Sword.
The final outcome was that they no longer had the power to do anything much.
“If the Crucible of the Divine Lands ends up in the hands of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the situation will take a turn for the worse and it will confirm Junior Qing Yi’s words – we should have pushed forward the original plan.” The Zheng Yi Holy Man continued to contemplate.
Ideas were floating around in his head but his movement wasn’t hindered at all. He dispelled the notion of using the Power-Destroying Catastrophe, and simply relied on his own spells and mana to raise the power of the Shen Heaven Holy Paradise in juxtaposition with the Great Void Holy Paradise formed by the Great Void Holy Pavilion.
“This spell that he’s using against a human magic treasure seems to be more effective than it is against demons… This spell deserves to be emphasized. Besides the hidden profundities and its sophistication, its workings seem to specifically target the Great Void Holy Pavilion. It feels like this spell intends to separate the Great Void Holy Pavilion back into the Formation-Bursting Drum and the Void Yin-Yang Bell.”
The Zheng Yi Holy Man’s face remained expressionless as his hands continued to apply force. While he was stabilizing the Great Void Holy Pavilion, he attempted to break open Lin Feng’s Two Elements Origins-Returning Mystic World Spell at the same time with mystical spells of his own. He dragged the Great Void Holy Pavilion, stepped out and explosively repelled the light rays from the Two Elements of Creation Formation.
“I need to end this battle fast,” The Zheng Yi Holy Man thought to himself as blurry rays of light were released from his body. They were translucent and phased between reality and the virtual world.
These rays of light weren’t that bright and neither were they vast or intimidating. However, their profundities and their mystical qualities were inexplicable, as if they could accomplish anything.
Inside the Small Divine Lands World, the purple energies had completely suppressed the white energies.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man remained expressionless as he latched his other hand onto the Small Divine Lands World. However, the inner regions of the Small Divine Lands World shuddered.
A small area of the small world receded and reverted to the original form of the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
“Boom!” A loud bang could be heard from the top of the Crucible’s body as ripples that were clear to the naked eye expanded outward in all directions.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man, the Cang Heaven Spell Blade and Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar were on the outside and their expressions grew serious as they witnessed these ripples and raised their guards at the same time.
Both Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man stared at the Crucible of the Divine Lands as they could very clearly feel that there was a great willpower rising out from the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
It wasn’t something material, yet it wasn’t completely abstract and intangible as well. It had an existence where people just knew it was there. At the same time, the vastness and strength of its existence could not be underestimated.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man suddenly felt a quiver in the hand that he had on the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
It was obvious that the Crucible of the Divine Lands was subtly rejecting him. While this rejection wasn’t that strong, it was fairly conspicuous and didn’t give anybody any reasonable doubt.
In the next moment, another scene appeared in the minds of both Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man.
An individual clad in a dragon robe stood between heaven and earth. He had a royal crown on his head, but his features were unclear.
This wasn’t the original soul of the Crucible, but the powerful cultivator that forged it all those years ago, Emperor Xia.
Emperor Xia was watching the far end of the horizon, where a battle raged and rippled.
A few nascent soul stage cultivators besieged and killed a demonic lord stage demon, and were quickly hunted down and killed in return by a great demon in the undying demonic soul stage.
In the next moment, this undying demon soul stage demon was intercepted by a powerful human cultivator in the immortal soul stage and both parties were currently engaged in a bloody battle.
In the end, the human cultivator prevailed by virtue of his talents and even though he sustained heavy injuries, he managed to defeat and kill his opponent.
The only thing was, before he could enjoy the fruits of his victory and before he could think about retreating and treating his injuries elsewhere, a roaring and charging Fengxi, whose body flared with purple-blue demonic fire, lunged towards him and instantly shattered his immortal soul!
All this happened at practically the same time as a third-level immortal soul stage cultivator descended from the sky and knocked over the flaming boar. The giant physical body of the pig rolled through the skies and turned the immediate area into an ocean of fire.
Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man squinted a little as they witnessed this powerful physical cultivator.
This was the same cultivator that they saw previously in the light shadows projected by the Crucible off the Divine Lands, the powerful physical cultivator from the Great Spirit Sect of the Antiquity Age.
He stepped forward toward the Fengxi, but another Heavenly Demon Ape pounced toward him.
Lin Feng watched on. “This was the sequel to the set of images presented to us previously.”
He turned toward Emperor Xia. Emperor Xia was observing the battle in the distance, and in the end the Heavenly Demon Ape and the Great Spirit Sect cultivator would engage in epic battle while the Bastille Black Dragon and the great Buddhist cultivator would lock horns, and eventually Emperor Xia would arrive to trap and incinerate both great demons.
However, perhaps it was because there wasn’t any attempt to mask his injuries, Lin Feng could faintly feel a tinge of weakness and frailty coming from Emperor Xia who was still hidden from sight.
Even though the aura around his body was stable and there wasn’t a single loophole to be seen, both Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man could clearly feel that Emperor Xia had already been injured by someone.
Emperor Xia stood in the void in silence for a long time before he heaved a long and drawn-out sigh that was unknown to everyone but Emperor Xia himself and the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man were able to understand what Emperor Xia was distressed about through the projections from the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
“Never-ending retribution, and nobody knows who’s right and who’s wrong. If I have something to lose, then I will never escape this vicious cycle.”