Chapter 104: Nurturing life
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
The short youth sat on the back of the Feilian and constantly increased the power of the Demon Destroying Cyclone he laid-down in the valley.
This person’s name is Gao Long, an elite disciple of the Aeolus Sect. He originally came around here in pursuit of Xiao Budian, Zhu Yi and Xiao Yan.
One day in the Great Hengduan Mountain range, in a fight for the inheritance of an aurous core stage cultivator who failed to pass tribulation, Xiao Budian and company clashed with disciples of the Aeolus Sect and killed two of its people.
Seeing that they were no match at the time, the group of Aeolus Sect disciples could only flee in a fluster, but before they ran, they activated a secret charm of the sect. It didn’t have any attack power, but it had the ability to silently leave behind a mark on the enemy’s body.
Gao Long thus tracked Xiao Budian’s based on the mark left on his body.
Previously, Gao Long had lost his position as Xiao Budian was traveling together with Lin Feng and the mark on his body was blocked by the Black Cloud Flag’s mana.
Right when he was about to despair, he suddenly discovered the Heavenly Gold Thunder Snake that was just about to shed its skin and evolve in the valley.
In a bid to make up for lost time and to make the most of his trip as he failed to track Xiao Budian, Gao Long thus set his mind on the Thunder Snake.
Gao Long was an elite disciple among the young generation of the Aeolus Sect. Not only did he have a Feilian as his mount, he was also taught the Aeolus Sect’s secret spell, the formation of the Demon Destroying Cyclone.
Successfully evolving into a Thunder Wyrm, the Thunder Snake might possess the strength of an Aurous Core stage cultivator, but it was weakened after the process of its evolution. Gao Long was armed with the Feilian beast and the Demon Destroying Cyclone so he naturally was not afraid.
Right when he laid down the formation and was silently awaiting the Thunder Snake’s evolution, the mark on Xiao Budian’s body suddenly reappeared again in his senses.
Gao Long was instantly delighted: “Perfect, I’ll cook you guys together in one pot!”. Immediately, he increased the power of the Demon Destroying Cyclone to the extreme.
In the spell formation, raging winds whirled and sand and rocks flew in the air.
Xiao Budian carefully advanced in the valley. Around his body, an invisible wall separated the raging winds on the outside, causing the surrounding 5-foot radius around Xiao Budian to remain calm and still, just as though it was the center eye of the hurricane.
Upon close inspection you would discover that it was a wall of wind constantly spinning around Xiao Budian’s body, fighting the wind with wind and blocking the gales within the Demon Destroying Cyclone.
Xiao Budian looked at the sand-filled, black and yellow scenery outside of the wind wall and stuck out his tongue: “Master was right, the mana of this Flowing Wind Sigil itself is limited, it cannot truly shelter from the wind and calm the wind.”.
“At the moment I can only slowly walk like this. If my movements are slightly faster, the wind wall could crumble.”.
Xiao Budian took out the Flowing Wind Sigil and infused his own mana within. He sensed the change in mana fluctuations within the sigil.
Lifting his head, he climbed towards the peak of a mountain: “This way.”.
Gradually approaching the mountain top, there weren’t any changes to the windstorm on the outside, but the protective wind wall made by the Flowing Wind Sigil became increasingly more unstable.
Xiao Budian knew in his heart that he was getting closer to one of the spell formation’s vital points.
The mana here was affecting the effect of the Flowing Wind Sigil.
Cracks started to appear on the transparent wind wall and some black wind occasionally leaked in.
Xiao Budian’s cute, little face instantly wrinkled into a bun: “If I continue moving forward, the Flowing Wind Sigil probably won’t be able to hold on.”.
Right when he was worried, the Heavenly Gold Thunder Wyrm’s roar of pain traveled over from the heart of the valley in the distance.
The Heavenly Gold Thunder Wyrm had just finished shedding. Even though it reached the level of the Aurous Core stage, it was at its weakest moment in its entire life. Currently, it was being surrounded by dozens of twisters and it was virtually a living hell.
Its roar was filled with anger. If its strength recovered to its peak phase, breaking open this formation would be a piece of cake. But now it was being beaten into a corner.
However, as the saying goes: “A rotten boat still has two kilograms of nails.”. The Heavenly Gold Thunder Wyrm roared and its body suddenly flipped over. It opened-wide its big mouth and a radiant golden lightning rapidly condensed in its mouth.
The next moment, the Heavenly Gold Thunder Wyrm spit out a ball of gold lightning, rumbling and colliding with the boundless gales.
The two sides were in a deadlock, but this worked out for Xiao Budian. All of the power of the Demon Destroying Cyclone was used on fighting the Heaven Gold Thunder Wyrm, the pressure on the Flowing Wind Sigil immediately greatly reduced and the transparent wind wall re-stabilized.
Xiao Budian let out a low cry of joy and hurriedly continued climbing towards the mountaintop.
Arriving at the mountaintop, he saw that at the peak of the mountain, a green flag was stuck in the dirt beneath an old pine tree. A Feilian beast was sewn on the face of the flag and there were a few lines that outlined the appearance of a twister.
Xiao Budian thought of Lin Feng’s words: “This is different from the 24 Heaven Arhat Formation that you broke before. The Flowing Wind Sigil can only be used to point the way, but is unable to help you remove the enemy’s formation magic item.”.
“If you want to break the formation, you can only depend on your own skills.”
Xiao Budian inhaled a deep breath. He clutched the Flowing Wind Sigil in his hand, but in his mind, he thought of what happened a couple of months ago when he and his two apprentice-brothers found the Thunder Element Sigil.
After they obtained the Thunder Element Sigil, the wind and thunder sigils combined and the two types of forces complemented each other, creating genesis and actually displaying extremely powerful force.
Precisely because they had grasped the secrets within, they gained much help from the sigil and their strength had all achieved considerable progress. Or else with just the inheritance of that Aurous Core stage cultivator, Zhu Yi would not be able to race from Qi Cultivator level 7 to Qi Cultivator level 11 in such a short time.
“Wind and Thunder Genesis, endless and without bounds.” Xiao Budian pondered for a moment and his two hands stretched forward.
Lightning flashed at his right hand, emitting the sizzling sound of electric currents. The violent lightning gradually formed the shape of a long blade, it was precisely the Wild Thunder Blade spell that Lin Feng grasped from the Nine Heavens Thunder Technique and taught to him.
But Xiao Budian was in no hurry to release it and instead maintained the Wild Thunder Blade in his right hand while communicating with the Flowing Wind Sigil in his left hand.
Air currents were derived from the Flowing Wind Sigil and under Xiao Budian’s careful control, they started to constantly circle around the long blade made of lightning.
The flowing speed of the air currents grew increasingly faster and gradually turned into a mini twister added onto the lightning blade.
There were many times where the twister and the lightning blade affected each other and nearly collapsed.
But Xiao Budian very carefully controlled every minute change in the spell and actually maintained both the twister and the lightning blade.
At the end, he gradually grasped the hang of it and the forces of wind and lightning not only no longer interfered with each other, they instead started to mutually support each other.
Xiao Budian smiled: “Just like this!”.
Wind and Thunder surged, under the mutual nourishment, the force of the twister lightning blade became increasingly more astounding. The length of the lightning blade stretched to a dozen meters long, the blade was a meter wide and on the blade itself, the roaring twister constantly writhed.
“Go forth and break!”.
Xiao Budian shouted, the twister lightning blade in his hand directly tore apart the black windstorm in front of him and heavily slashed the green flagpole.
The eyes of the Feilian beast on the flag shone. It released a roar of anger and the green flag glowed brilliantly, wanting to block Xiao Budian’s attack.
But the twister and the lightning exploded together, the violent power directly blew that green flag to pieces!
Through the connection between them, Gao Long spit out a mouthful of blood in the air and flew into a rage: “Fucking brat, you are courting death!”.
Gao Long motioned the Feilian beast and dived downwards, charging straight towards Xiao Budian who was at the mountaintop.
A dozen black twisters rushed out from his sleeves and howled towards Xiao Budian.
Lightning flickered around Xiao Budian’s body, but it was unable to stop the enemy’s black twisters. The great gap in mana between Foundation Establishment stage cultivators and Qi Cultivator stage cultivators was fully displayed in this confrontation.
The twisters roared and bombarded Xiao Budian’s body, smashing him towards the ground and firmly pressing him down. They rapidly spun like drills and drilled downwards, the mountain top composed entirely of hard granite was destroyed and crushed, dust and dirt flew everywhere.
If it was a regular Qi Cultivator stage cultivator, they would have already died after bearing an attack like this.
But Xiao Budian’s body was extremely powerful. His little face may have been deathly pale and his body covered in dirt, but he actually withstood this attack.
Gao Long rode the Feilian and arrived above him. He looked down at Xiao Budian from above and sneered saying: “You little bastard, you’re pretty resilient. Then let’s see how many of my spells you can endure.”.
Xiao Budian grunted: “Ha, you being audacious? The harsher you bully me, the harsher my master will take care of you in a bit!”.
Gao Long laughed out loud: “You master is around here? So what, at most he’s just a tiny foundation establishment stage cultivator.”
He stared at Xiao Budian and smiled cruelly: “I bet you still don’t know? Only Aurous Core stage cultivators can discover the charm planted on your body by our Sect’s secret technique, yet the two of you, both master and disciple were completely unaware of it.”.
“Hence it can be seen that your master is nothing but so, at the most, he’s just a foundation establishment stage cultivator.” Gao Long sneered saying: “I’ve got a Feilian and the Demon Destroying Cyclone on my hand, I am invincible beneath the Aurous Core stage.”.
“Have that bullshit master of yours come out. I’ll teach him not to keep acting like a big shot in front of his disciple, he’s still a long way off.”. Gao Long waved his hand and numerous more black twister rushed towards Xiao Budian.
“But before that, I’ll butcher you first, you little bastard!”.