Chapter 1020: The Opening Of The Star Tomb!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Cai Fengzhou contemplated momentarily and asked softly, “Are you sure we should do that?”
“This is the decision passed down from the Supreme Elder Council. Junior Cai, you chose not to vote back then and when the plan is actually executed, you don’t have to be a part of it,” the Xuan Lin Holy Man said quietly, “There is right and wrong in a decision, but there is only effective and ineffective in the method. Whether we are right or wrong, this is the most effective and practical method that can come up with.”
Cai Fengzhou loosed a faint sigh. “We haven’t heard much all these years. Perhaps they have already been captured by the Hall of the Dead, but the other party is keeping the fact a secret and waiting for the prime opportunity.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man nodded his head and said, “That is a possibility. However, we have to make a final decision and if it’s possible, I wish to use the Supreme Heavenly Mirror to survey, and as long as there is no attack launched upon the Supreme Heavenly Mirror, its recovery process shouldn’t be delayed and we only have to expend a limited amount of energy.”
Cai Fengzhou answered with only one sentence. “I will participate when you need me.”
As they spoke, they had arrived in the region near the Star Tomb and a vast sea of light appeared before their eyes. The dots of starlight looked like undulating waves that rolled around incessantly.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man, the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou looked ahead and noticed that Lin Feng and his disciples were already there.
“Master, the Great Void Sect is here as well.” Shi Tianhao stole a glimpse at the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the others and chuckled.
Lin Feng smiled faintly and said, “If their chances are not entirely nonexistent, they won’t give up so easily. However, they are without the Great Void Holy Pavilion and the Zheng Yi Holy Man himself is injured, so their overall strength is compromised and they will definitely be a lot more cautious.”
“So, they are more likely to act after everything has already begun,” Lin Feng’s eyes darted between the radiant stars in the brilliant universe, “They don’t have the resilience or the strength to take the initiative and act early. If they wait too long and take action too late, they may end up with nothing at all. The intricate balance in timing is a real test for the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the others.”
Lin Feng continued to scrutinize the stars in the area while Wang Lin did the same. They surveyed their surroundings for a while before Wang Lin’s brows started to crease. “The environment is too peaceful and there isn’t a single demon to be seen. If they intend to ambush us, everything may seem a little too normal and peaceful and will end up foiling their own plan. Perhaps they wish to keep us guessing about the reality of the situation?”
“They must be on guard against us and the Great Void Sect,” Lin Feng spoke casually, “However, they don’t have to set anything up on the outside this will make it a lot easier for us to kill them.”
“They have gates to the Starry Seas with them, and they themselves are near the Star Tomb. Therefore, they will surely be aware if someone else enters the Star Tomb.” Lin Feng continued to speak as the Thunder Dragon Avatar laid his palm open, and a thin ray of light extended deep into the starry sky.
A giant gate in the universe glimmered at the end of this ray of light. Under its direction, this giant gate flew toward Lin Feng.
On the far end of the horizon, the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the other two elders from the Great Void Sect squinted a little at the sight.
Naturally, this was the gate to the Starry Sea that belonged to Lin Feng. The Thunder Dragon Avatar drew the gate up close, and tapped his finger on the surface of the gate. In the next moment, thick layers of light burst out from the gate to the Starry Sea.
These layers of light weren’t too bright or blinding. Instead, they were warm and calm as they extended outward and connected together with the brilliant light of the Starry Sea.
The Thunder Dragon’s eyes sparkled as different images started to appear.
“Oh, the gate to the Star Tomb is about to be opened – I don’t think we can wait any longer.” Lin Feng’s frowned lightly as he tapped on the gate to the Starry Sea a second time as the layers of warm light enveloped him, Shi Tianhao and Wang Lin together.
Lin Feng went forth and stepped forward into the brilliant sea of starlight.
At the far end of the horizon, the Zheng Yi Holy Man started to cast a spell and light shadows flickered above his head.
This light was dull and blurry, as if it had form and was translucent and was covered by a curtain and eventually materialized into the shape of a circular mirror.
Once the light reflected off the mirror appeared, the shining starlight in the universe all around seemed to freeze and slow down as their sparkles stopped. Their reflections were presented on the surface of the mirror like a frozen picture that depicted the vastness of the Starry Sea in all its glory.
Once they were covered by the light from this mirror, the Zheng Yi Holy Man, the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou seemed like they were covered by a curtain as well and their figures became obscure.
The three of them then proceeded forward and entered the sea of light before them as well.
Once they officially stepped foot inside this sea of starlight, the environment before Lin Feng’s eyes suddenly changed. From the outside, it seemed like rows and rows of starlight connected to form an entire ocean of light. However, once they were inside, they realized that it was more like a giant hall.
Every pillar and every beam was humongous, and were so long and wide that the naked eye wasn’t able to properly gauge its enormity.
Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar could grow to a hundred thousand feet tall when he released his physical form. However, the size of his Great Satanic Avatar was dwarfed by the appalling size of this great hall.
Every single structural element was formed by starlight as the materialization of starlight was no different from real matter.
However, the great palace was ancient and barren. The physical appearance of the great palace could not be appreciated with the same eyes that judged the giant halls and pavilions that were commonplace amongst the humans as this enormous palace was drastically different.
However, the structures inside this palace were riddled with flowing light patterns and amazed onlookers with their pure impressiveness. It felt as if the stars in the sky were placed on a rotating belt, and appeared as sophisticated as it could be and embodied all the profundities of Heaven and Earth.
Lin Feng observed the light patterns as the corner of his mouth curved into a smile. “No wonder it’s called the Star Tomb.”
Upon closer inspection, Lin Feng quickly realized that the flowing light patterns resembled the rotation and orbit of the stars in the universe, but their final destination was death and destruction.
The principle contained within these light patterns was that the lifespan of heaven and earth was the longest thing, and the stars in the night sky existed for eternity. Yet, the rotations of the stars and the flow of everything pointed toward death, toward the final destination and state of the entire Universe.
This palace was incredibly large and its surface area was immeasurably humongous and was comparable to a small world on its own.
Lin Feng and his disciples casted their eyes out and took in the uncountable numbers of halls and pavilions that seemed to stretch on forever. Yet, they were only on the outer regions of the Star Tomb and were still a considerable distance away from the true resting place of the stars.
The entire company walked forward, and Shi Tianhao touched the gate to the Starry Sea that followed them inside. He studied it with his consciousness and exclaimed, “The people from the Great Void Sect didn’t follow us inside?”
Lin Feng smiled and shook his head. “I think they’re here.”
Shi Tianhao and Wang Lin glanced at each other. “They didn’t trigger the prohibitive mechanisms of the Star Tomb? I can’t sense their existence through our gate to the Starry Sea.”
Lin Feng answered plainly, “Don’t underestimate the Supreme Heavenly Mirror. This magic treasure has multiple functions and uses.”
“History has proved many times before that this magic treasure can still be used even through the dimensional power and barriers between worlds. The only difference is that the effects will be weaker, that’s all.”
“Some people focus too much on the offensive power of this magic treasure and overlook its other uses. However, some people who have never seen the destructive power of the Supreme Heavenly Mirror and consider this magic item to be a support-type treasure. Both conceptions are misconstrued.”
Lin Feng smiled faintly and said, “Let’s not talk about the future, but judging from the present, the strength of the Supreme Heavenly Mirror when it’s in its peak condition can be rightfully considered to be the number-one magic treasure in the entire Grand Celestial World.”
“Even if it’s damaged and not at its peak condition, one cannot underestimate it.”
Shi Tianhao asked, “The Great Void Sect don’t have a gate to the Starry Sea on their hands, so does that mean they used the Supreme Heavenly Mirror to enter the Starry Sea?”
Wang Lin deliberated for a while but shook his head in the end. “I don’t think so. What happened before proved that the demons were also shell-shocked about the Great Void Sect’s ability to enter the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. In the time after the Antiquity Age, there have been no rumors of information whatsoever regarding the Great Void Sect’s activity inside the Ancient Desolate Galaxy.”
“If they have a stable passageway in their hands that allowed them to enter the Ancient Desolate Galaxy at whim, it isn’t possible that nobody knows anything about it. This shows that the entry of the Great Void Sect into the Ancient Desolate Galaxy is possibly one of their only times and even then, it’s definitely highly limited.”
Wang Lin was relatively isolated and didn’t talk much, but his thoughts were well-organized and intricate and there must be a reason for anything that he spoke about. He wasn’t too reserved about his speech before Lin Feng and Shi Tianhao as he continued, “I think they must have used some disposable magic treasure and temporarily opened the passageway leading into the Starry Sea.”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head in agreement. “That sound about right. This also explains why there haven’t been any other cultivators from the Great Void Sect to back them up and let us claim the Crucible of the Divine Lands just like that.”
The three of them sauntered forward side by side as they wound through rows and rows of pavilions before their field of vision expanded all of a sudden.
On top a giant patch of empty space, a high tower that was completely made from starlight appeared before Lin Feng and company.
There were four gigantic light spheres are the summit of the high tower that flashed with alluring radiance.
Every light sphere resembled a giant star, but closer inspection revealed the fact that each light sphere had its own projections and imagery.
Dots of starlight spun around continuously in the center of each light sphere, as if it was stellar sky in which stars sparkled.
Every light sphere was like an entire universe on its own.
Beside the four light spheres, there were several gigantic figures.
A figure with a cheetah’s body and ears that looked like that of a cow, and only had one eye and a long tail that was held up with its mouth was standing beside the light sphere on the Eastern side – it was the Zhujian Grand Sage, who had ambushed and laid siege to Lin Feng and the others before.
On the Western side, there were two figures instead of one. One had wings on its back and skin that appeared like a porcupine but an outer figure that seemed like a mix of both tiger and bull, and its aura was fearsome and murderous – the Qiongqi Grand Sage.
The other looked more elegant and noble as its entire body was blue in color. It had a pretty-looking feathered tail that lit up with five different colors of light – the Peacock Grand Sage.
On the Southern side, there was another great demon with a dirty-yellow body that radiated with pale golden light and was colossal in size.
A bull’s head, a deer’s horns, a prawn’s eyes, an elephant’s ears, a serpent’s neck, a phoenix’s talons and a tiger’s paws.
White clouds encircled its entire body, and gave others a weighty and dense feel that resembled the force of the entire earth, and it was a golden dragon.
A smaller figure stood beside the light sphere on the Northern side. However, the formidable and overbearing aura that came from this great demon was the most powerful one amongst the entire group. It had black fur and blood-red eyes, and every breath it took felt like it was riling up the clouds and the winds in the sky – it was the tribe leader of the Ancient Ape Demons, the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage.
All the great demons were staring straight at the high tower in the center of the four light spheres.
Every light sphere had a chain that connected onto the high tower, and the top of the tower was a four-sided pyramid.
This four-sided pyramid boomed and crackled as it started to open from the top. The triangular sides of the pyramid extended in its respective directions, and resembled the scene of a blooming flower as brilliant light shot out into the sky.