Chapter 251: Facing the Immortal Soul’s Powers
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Facing Wang Jiannan’s deadly Snowstorm attacks, and his killer move – the Nascent Soul Purple Charm, Yue Hongyan had only one reaction:
To keep charging forward!
Wielded both space and the Space-destroying Spear Technique, she sprinted ahead, flipped her palm and two objects flew to mid-air.
One of them was a shield. Its surface area was not large, but it gave off an aura of wholesomeness and indestructibility.
The shield was a perfect circular shape; there were markings on the surface of the shield resembling many tributaries and distributaries, all interconnected with one another, as though water flowed through them ceaselessly. It could not be distinguished which was the river source, and which was the river mouth. It was almost as if it were limitless.
It was the Great Chaotic Shield of the Ganges by Kang Nanhua. The other day he gave Xiao Yan and company one each, and Yue Hongyan received one too.
Even though the Great Chaotic Shield of the Ganges was assembled by Kang Nanhua while he was in the final level of the Aurous Core stage, using it to defend oneself against Wang Jiannan’s charms and spells was more than enough.
The ferocious Snowstorm crash violently on the shield, but the Great Chaotic Shield of the Ganges remained still and sturdy.
The Great Chaotic Shield of the Ganges was able to resist attacks even those by Cultivators of the Nascent Soul Stage, but Yue Hongyan certainly did not intend to wear out the shield yet.
In the face of Wang Jiannan’s Purple Soul Charm, Yue Hongyan reacted by using the exact same Purple Soul Charm!
Yue Hongyan’s Purple Soul Charm transformed into a towering mountain in the sky, stubbornly resisting the deadly lightning strikes created by Wang Jiannan’s Purple Soul Charm.
Eventually, the mountain was zapped into pieces, but the lightning strikes had also abated completely.
Wang Jiannan was brimming with extreme anger, as he watched Yue Hongyan weathered through all the obstacles unscathed. At that moment, the ruthless Space-destroying Spear Technique confronted him.
“Save me, Your Highness!” Wang Jiannan screamed at the top of his voice.
Prince Chong Yun’s eyebrow moved slightly. Even though he was not fond of Wang Jiannan, after all he was his follower. If Wang Jiannan were killed like that, Prince Chong Yun would have his share of embarrassment.
At this thought, Prince Chong Yun raised his arm slightly, intending to block Yue Hongyan’s attack.
Xiao Yan witnessed this, and laughed mirthlessly and quietly. Two bright flames blazed in his eyes all of a sudden. The pressure created by these two Primordial Flames momentarily distracted Prince Chong Yun.
Disrupted by Xiao Yan, Prince Chong Yun could not save Wang Jiannan in time.
The power of Yue Hongyan’s Space-destroying Spear Technique exploded in its entirety, and the impact blew Wang Jiannan into smithereens!
A mere Foundation Establishment cultivator at the initial level had just annihilated another superior Aurous Core stage cultivator!
This battle made Yue Hongyan!
Purple Cloud Grandmaster who was spectating beside sighed deeply, “Zhao Yan, please come back.”
Initially, Purple Cloud Grandmaster thought that Xiao Yan and company did not have the audacity to kill and wound the disciples of the Sword of Radiance Sect on Mount Xingyun. But now that he saw that they did not spare a thought for Prince Chong Yun at all, he started to feel unnerved.
Even though he was 99 percent sure that he could kill Zhao Yan, Xiao Budian did not dare to end his life. However, Purple Cloud Grandmaster did not want to take that one percent risk.
Zhao Yan was the Sword of Radiance Sect’s top-notch and essential disciple, the Sword of Radiance Sect could not afford to lose him.
“Your powers are indeed impressive, I have lost to you,” Zhao Yan sighed discreetly. Even though he could barely hold on, he knew deep down that if the battle continued, he would eventually be defeated by Xiao Budian.
Zhao Yan thought that if he risked his life to challenge Xiao Budian, he might be able to severely wound Xiao Budian, or even kill him. But there was obviously no need for this outcome, so he might as well concede defeat.
From now onwards, he would not dare to address Xiao Budian as his junior anymore.
Upon hearing this, Xiao Budian smirked darkly and stopped his attack, but continued to wield his Wind and Lightning. Standing tall with his massive and intimidating stature, he stared down at the Sword of Radiance Sect’s disciples, “Is there anyone else who wants to challenge the disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
The remaining few Sword of Radiance Sect’s disciples from the Aurous Core Stage looked at each other, speechless. They were the most skillful from their sect, but they were no better than Zhao Yan and had no confidence to defeat Xiao Budian.
Prince Chong Yun, who was standing beside, laughed coldly, “Tsk, the Celestial Sect of Wonders is unbeatable.”
He did not look at Xiao Budian; his steely stare fell upon Xiao Yan and Yue Hongyan as he spoke slowly, “You knew very well that Wang Jiannan is my servant, and yet you killed him. Good on you.”
An atmosphere of violence and mercilessness began to spread, pressing strongly against and smothering Yue Hongyan. The red-haired teenage girl felt like a small boat amidst strong currents, at risk of capsizing anytime.
But she stiffened herself, refusing to give in to the pressure exerted by Prince Chong Yun.
Xiao Yan walked in front of Yue Hongyan, taking on Prince Chong Yun’s pressure on her behalf. He said calmly, “Yue Hongyan is my Junior, my Master will deal with her wrongdoings.”
“If you are unhappy with her, you can take it out on me instead.”
Prince Chong Yun laughed coldly, “If it weren’t for the fact that I wanted to save your master the embarrassment, I would have killed you yesterday.”
Xiao Yan sniggered indifferently, “I am afraid you don’t have the ability to do that.”
“Let’s try it out then,” Prince Chong Yun’s demeanor changed to that of a calm one suddenly, like a churning sea turning calm with no waves all of a sudden.
Deep down, however, Xiao Yan could sense the danger ahead and was more than vigilant.
The next moment, Prince Chong Yun suddenly moved. He put a step forward, teleported to the front of Xiao Yan and extended his hand towards him.
Xiao Yan could feel that the sky before his eyes momentarily turned dark as the sunlight vanished, leaving him in darkness.
Beneath Prince Chong Yun’s palm, everything was in complete darkness.
Lin Feng, who was in the cave, witnessed this and nodded, “Putting aside the blemish in his character, his accomplishment in terms of his powers certainly does justice to his name as the Crown Prince of the Great Qin.”
Different from the world of mere mortals, regardless of the Great Qin Dynasty or the Great Zhou Dynasty, for those able to establish royal ruling in the world of Cultivators, their royal family members must have mastered some of the best charms and spells and possessed the necessary resources for Cultivation.
They were perhaps even better than the biggest sects such as the Sword of Radiance Sect, Intense Flaming Sword Sect, Aeolus Sect.
Even when compared to the Three Great Holy Ground, they were perhaps lacking slightly in the fundamentals only.
In a sense, the royal family of the Great Qin Dynasty is a more powerful Cultivator family than the big four families of the Great Qin.
As the Crown Prince of the Great Qin, the mantras and powers practised by Prince Chong Yun were naturally among the best and most formidable. When it came to battle strength, he was far better than Cultivators of the same stage. In fact, challenging those from the higher stages was not out of the question.
Even if Purple Cloud Grandmaster and Red Cloud Grandmaster from the Intermediate Nascent Soul Stage challenged Prince Chong Yun, they could not afford to be reckless.
“Lord Lin’s disciples are, I am afraid, too arrogant and flamboyant for their own good.”
At that instance, a voice rang beside Lin Feng’s ears, “Need to understand that well-grown trees are often destroyed by strong winds – outstanding and talented individuals often incite hatred and jealousy from the rest.”
A man in a Stars Magic Robe suddenly appeared in Lin Feng’s resting place with a smile. It was the Stellar Holy Man.
Lin Feng looked nonchalant, before adding calmly, “If the trees were destroyed by the winds, that would only be because the trees weren’t sturdy enough. The Stellar Holy Man does not have to be involved in matters related to my disciples.”
“Let’s try things out then,” the Stellar Holy Man laughed, “Seeing your disciples challenge others, I am tempted to try too. Sword of Radiance Sect’s Grandmaster is the host here, I don’t want to trouble him. I will just challenge Lord Lin then.”
“I hope Lord Lin will not refuse.”
While saying this, the Stellar Holy Man paced up and down in Lin Feng’s place.
What seemed to be a few ordinary steps were, from Lin Feng’s perceptive observation, something extraordinary.
The view before Lin Feng changed instantly. Everything previously vanished completely, even the Stellar Holy Man was nowhere to be seen.
What appeared before Lin Feng now, instead, was a ubiquitous sea of stars in a dark universe. Infinite stars twinkled brightly.
From afar, every star in the universe was a shiny spot. Each shiny spot moved ceaselessly along their respective orbits, yet they also seemed to adhere to a peculiar rule.
The stars moved in the ubiquitous sky. Innumerable stars followed fixed orbits, as they changed their positions each second.
“Is it the Big Dipper Move?” Lin Feng knew he was thinking the obvious. The few steps that the Stellar Holy Man executed set up a huge starry night sky that shielded him from the outside world.
The Stellar Holy Man did not vanish himself, instead, his entirety fused as one with the Cosmic Charm.
Once Lin Feng fell for the trick, he was trapped in it, unable to interfere with the fight outside between Xiao Yan and Prince Chong Yun.
“How do you find my Cosmic Charm?”
In the seemingly endless galaxy of stars, the Stellar Holy Man’s voice came from all directions, reverberating non-stop in the hollow space.
Facing an Immortal Soul Cultivator, Lin Feng actually felt excited. He marched forward in the galaxy of stars, looking completely relaxed and at ease.
Lin Feng took a few steps and realised that as he moved, the orbits of the innumerable stars in the dark universe started to change.
Before his eyes, tens of thousand of stars began to crash onto him.
With a flick of his finger, he used the Heaven and Earth Destroyer and instantaneously shattered the asteroids crashing upon him.
After a flick of finger by Lin Feng, the universe created by the Stellar Holy Man’s Cosmic Charm formed a big hole. Chaos ensued – countless Land, Water, Fire and Wind engulfed the entire sky, as though the apocalypse had taken place.
The Stellar Holy Man sighed, “What a ruthless move by Lord Lin.”
As he spoke, the constellations in the universe changed again suddenly. The stars began to change their positions as their orbits changed; the universe seemed to be reborn – balance was restored to the universe that seemed to be on the verge of destruction.
Lin Feng’s eyebrow rose, “An Immortal Soul Cultivator, extraordinary indeed.”
The Stellar Holy Man had not used his most advanced skills. Cultivators who had succeeded in accomplishing the Immortal Soul would first use the Nascent Soul as the core, the Heaven and Earth Appearance Mantra as the backbone, before successfully creating an Immortal Soul avatar exclusive to him.
Once the Immortal Soul avatar was created, one would be immortal. They could traverse the sky and the land and the entire universe.
At the same time, the Immortal Soul avatar was also where an Immortal Soul Cultivator’s true powers lay. The Stellar Holy Man merely used his basic powers to cast the Cosmic Charm and did not reveal his personal Immortal Soul avatar.
It was clear that he did not intend to risk his life in a fight with Lin Feng. Even though Immortal Soul cultivators can live on almost forever, they could still be killed by external forces. Unless absolutely necessary, they would not risk their lives. After all, it was not easy for them to attain immortality, of course, they would want to enjoy it and would not put their lives on the line easily.
He challenged Lin Feng for two reasons: firstly, he wanted to stop Lin Feng from interfering in the battle between Prince Chong Yun and Xiao Yan; secondly, he wanted to find out Lin Feng’s true ability.
To everyone out there, what Lin Feng was capable of remained a mystery.
The Stellar Holy Man stabilized the Starry Universe that he created with his Cosmic Charm, and continued to command the stars to crash on Lin Feng, in an attempt to compel Lin Feng to show his true skills.
Lin Feng immediately understood the Stellar Holy Man’s intention. He laughed. Instead of utilizing his powers to challenge the Stellar Holy Man, he whipped out an object: A huge black umbrella!