Chapter 252: Invincible
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng took out a huge black umbrella. It was a special reward he received from the System after he accomplished the main quest on opening the mountain doors.
This reward was especially unique: if one were to use it at the right moment, it could work wonders; if used at the wrong moment, it could work against the owner.
Now, Lin Feng opened the umbrella and held it over his head. He walked slowly within the Cosmic Charm in a seemingly relaxed manner, as though he were looking at an exhibition.
The Stellar Holy Man could not see through Lin Feng’s actions. He stared at the huge black umbrella above Lin Feng’s head and observed it for a while, but he still could not figure out what so special about it.
Unable to figure out, the Stellar Holy Man decided to give up. He willed it mentally and another bout of asteroids hurtled towards Lin Feng in a lethal manner.
Standing beneath his umbrella, Lin Feng smiled calmly as he paid no attention to the incoming asteroids.
However, the Stellar Holy Man opened his eyes widely all of a sudden.
That was because he just witnessed how the thunderstorm of asteroids he created with his powers splashed and scattered when they fell upon the big black umbrella. It was as though his asteroids had turned into raindrops and could not penetrate the surface of the black umbrella.
The Stellar Holy Man fixed his gaze, and again willed infinite asteroids beneath Lin Feng’s legs to fly towards Lin Feng from below him.
Curiously, when these asteroids neared Lin Feng, the dimension seemed to be distorted incomprehensibly. Like a moment ago, these asteroids fell upon the top of the umbrella like raindrops while Lin Feng remained unscathed.
This time, the Stellar Holy Man was stunned. The Starry Universe formed by his Cosmic Charm was in actuality a dimension independently created by him. Supposedly, in this Starry Universe, any principles and rules undergirding the dimension should be within his control.
However, as long as Lin Feng was shielded by the black umbrella, no matter from which direction the Stellar Holy Man initiated the attack, eventually the trajectory of the asteroids would be distorted so that they will on fall on the surface of the black umbrella above Lin Feng’s head.
The Stellar Holy Man refused to concede, “I don’t believe that I can’t find a way to breach the umbrella’s defence.”
Under his manipulation, the formation of the stars changed again. On the northern side of the sky, seven bright stars were arranged into a dipper formation surrounded by infinite stars. They formed a colossal column of light, once again striking the black umbrella above Lin Feng.
But it was completely futile. Lin Feng held up the black umbrella, and, just like an umbrella shielding one from the sunlight, Lin Feng was shielded from the column of light, completely unharmed.
The Stellar Holy Man did not give up. He cast another spell: the sky changed once again, with nine stars lining up. He created a formidable and immensely powerful dimension-distorting force, intending to crush both Lin Feng and the huge black umbrella into pieces.
Again, it was pointless. The Space around Lin Feng was already distorted beyond recognition, even light could not pass through without being bent. However, Lin Feng could not be harmed – he was still holding the black umbrella and strutting around.
The Stellar Holy Man still did not want to give up. With his will, millions of stars gathered together to form a magnificent river of stars which flowed ferociously towards the direction of Lin Feng.
But, once again, the dimension was distorted. The vast galaxy of stars turned into a small stream of water as it fell on the umbrella. Leaving a small trace on the surface of the umbrella, the stream of water slid off the edge of the umbrella, unable to reach Lin Feng at all.
The Stellar Holy Man stared at the black umbrella above Lin Feng’s head. He was dumbfounded. After a long while, he finally mustered the ability to speak, “It cannot be destroyed in any ways whatsoever? It’s completely invincible?”
Lin Feng continued to hold the umbrella and walk calmly ahead. He saw all the things that the Stellar Holy Man did, but he merely smiled and his sight fell on the huge black umbrella above him. It was as though it shielded him from the entire sky.
Meanwhile, beneath the umbrella, it was a different world altogether.
Let the hurricane and thunderstorm rage on in the outside world, but with my umbrella, a single raindrop could not reach me.
Let the Heaven and Earth be destroyed in the outside world, but with my umbrella, nothing could hurt me.
He had an umbrella that protected its owner from all the trials and tribulations for the eternity. So why should it matter to him if it were a hurricane and thunderstorm, or the Destruction of Heaven and Earth?
This umbrella, it was called, the Sky-shielding Umbrella.
Lin Feng held the Sky-shielding Umbrella and marched forward without any obstacles ahead. Within a few steps, the sea of stars in front of his eyes began to be wiped out. The pitch-black universe, the twinkling stars all vanished in their entirety. Everything returned to what it was like on Mount Xingyun.
Lin Feng exited the rock cave. Xiao Budian and Yue Hongyan came over to greet him, “Greetings, my master.”
“You have all done well,” Lin Feng nodded approvingly. Xiao Budian stared at the Sky-shielding Umbrella above Lin Feng’s head curiously, “Master, why are you holding an umbrella?’
Lin Feng laughed, “I didn’t use the umbrella for myself, but rather for someone else.”
Xiao Budian and the rest were perplexed. Behind Lin Feng, the Stellar Holy Man had come out of the cave with a countenance that plainly revealed his slight displeasure. After hearing Lin Feng’s words, he stopped moving and looked at Lin Feng’s Sky-shielding Umbrella in a contemplative manner.
If one were to say that the Cosmic Charm was a trial for Lin Feng, the Sky-shielding Umbrella would be Lin Feng’s way of returning the favor.
I have found a way to counter your charm, but could you break the powers of my umbrella?
The Stellar Holy Man hesitated for a while but still could not decide if he should make a move to challenge Lin Feng. If he revealed his Immortal Soul avatar, both of them would be risking their lives. He and Lin Feng had no deep hatred between them, there was no need to fight to the death.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster appeared beside him soundlessly. His sight did not leave Lin Feng’s Sky-shielding Umbrella; his stare was like two swords leaving their sheaths.
“I have the urge to try if my sword can penetrate his umbrella,” the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster said quietly.
The Stellar Holy Man did not doubt that at all, “You are a Sword Cultivator, it’s unsurprising for you to have such a thought.”
After standing quietly for a while, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster shook his head rather regretfully, “I think I will have to give this a miss. I will find an opportunity in the future.”
“What wish did Wu Qingrou make for you to cause you to be so encumbered and hesitant?” the Stellar Holy Man asked curiously.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster remained silent for a moment, before saying, “You will find out in the future.”
The Stellar Holy Man did not press on. He nodded and spoke no more.
Even though Lin Feng could not understand the conversation between the two Immortal Soul masters, he could palpably feel that the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster had the urge to challenge him.
He could feel that the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster eventually, like the Stellar Holy Man, chose to give up. Lin Feng curled his lips secretly, evidently disappointed.
He was not trying to be flamboyant; he genuinely hoped that either of the Immortal Soul masters would test the defence of the Sky-shielding Umbrella.
And that was because, once shielded by the Sky-shielding Umbrella, while Lin Feng’s personal safety was guaranteed, he could not use his powers to attack his opponents.
The Sky-shielding Umbrella’s power insulation worked both ways, that means both parties on either sides of the umbrella could not hurt each other.
But its defensive ability was impeccable and definitely satisfactory. It could withstand thousands of trials and spells and charms and still would not give way.
Lin Feng was 80 per cent confident that if the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster or the Stellar Holy Man exhausted their powers to attack the umbrella, their efforts would be in vain, and they might even injure themselves severely.
But both of them had suppressed the urge to engage in a fight. Lin Feng was mildly disappointed, but he quickly cast aside this bit of negativity as his attention shifted to the battle before him.
The battle between Xiao Yan and Prince Chong Yun was now in its throes.
The Nascent Soul Stage weapon, Heaven and Earth Mirror, given to Xiao Yan had already been used in the battle. With the Heaven and Earth mirror as a defense, the two Primordial Flames as an attack, coupled with the Black Cloud Flag’s space-shifting ability to aid his movement, Xiao Yan had already exhausted his means in the battle against Prince Chong Yun.
Similarly, Prince Chong Yun was using his powers. A dragon figure flashing golden light was hovering non-stop on his head as he was engaged in the battle against Xiao Yan.
As the Crown Prince of the Great Qin, he had many treasures, much less Nascent Soul Stage weapons. Even the mantras and skills he learned were among the best. Even though he was a Beginner Nascent Soul Cultivator, and Xiao Yan was a Beginner Aurous Core Cultivator, he was clearly having the lead at the moment.
Xiao Yan looked excited. Save for the instances he challenged his seniors and juniors during practice sessions, he had not had such an exciting battle in a long while. The prior battle at the outskirts of Shazhou city with Master Cyclone was nowhere as thrilling as the one transpiring before his eyes now with Prince Chong Yun.
Under Prince Chong Yun’s pressure, Xiao Yan had used up all of his tricks, and he had seemingly outdone himself.
“Let’s make this a good battle!” two flames, one golden one purple, flashed in his pupils. He clasped his hands together – the Grand Sun Primordial Flame and the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire began to merge!
The same thing that took place in Mount Yujing not too long ago was going to happen again.
The tremor created was so frightening that it shook the entire mountain as the mountain became unstable. Sword of Radiance Sect’s mountain protection formation, the Cloud-sky Sword of Radiance Formation, was once again activated, this time the response was greater than when Xiao Budian battled.
Even the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster and the Stellar Holy Man could not help themselves, “Are you trying to merge both Primordial Flames? This is madness!”
“You are a loony!” Prince Chong Yun who was facing Xiao Yan directly must have felt the extent of that destructive power more palpably.
Xiao Yan was using the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams to its optimum level. His ten fingers moved nimbly as he cast one spell after another onto the merging Primordial Flames.
Lin Feng’s previous teachings rang beside his ears, “The Heavenly Stings of the Grand Sun Primordial Flame are originally stable, but become explosive only after coming into contact with the enemy. When merging, you must keep controlling it to make sure it continues to be stable.”
“The Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire burns fiercely throughout and is wild. Do not attempt to tame it or suppress its unique characteristics, instead guide it effectively and ensure that it burns at a level that you are able to control.”
“However mad, however powerful the forces are, it boils down to your being able to control and harness. After all, man controls the fire, not the other way round.”
Xiao Yan spun his head and saw that Lin Feng was standing under the Sky-shielding Umbrella smiling at him.
“Master, I have succeeded!” Xiao Yan took a deep breath, and suddenly put his hands together. The ferocious flames suddenly abated. Before the impressive looks of everyone present, the flames condensed into a Purple-golden Lotus the size of Xiao Yan’s palm.
The Purple-golden Lotus took shape. Xiao Yan tossed it at Prince Chong Yun without hesitation.
Amidst the ear-splitting explosive sound, everyone’s vision was filled with purple-golden colour flame light. Nothing else could be seen.
The next moment, waves of fire rose high up into the sky, as though a gigantic hole had been burnt into the sky.
A huge part of the golden fog hovering above Mount Xingyun for thousands of years immediately disappeared. The fire was so strong that the fog immediately evaporated into thin air, leaving not a single trace of it.
Zhao Yan and the group of Sword of Radiance Sect’s Aurous Core disciples were dumbstruck. Deep down, they were still reeling from the shock they just felt, “Can’t believe that we almost wanted to challenge this freak of nature.”
Purple Cloud Grandmaster and the other Nascent Soul Grandmasters looked on solemnly. Purple Cloud and Red Cloud, two Intermediate Nascent Soul Grandmasters might be able to survive this blast, but they could not escape the fate of a life-threatening injury.
Azure Clouds Grandmaster and the other Beginner Nascent Soul Cultivators looked even more worried. They momentarily realised that if they were to take Xiao Yan on individually, and that Xiao Yan had used this move, they might not have survived it.
Even those from the Celestial Sect of Wonders, who were on Xiao Yan’s side, were too shocked to say anything. Tuntun swallowed, secretly glad that she did not press him at Mount Yujing, otherwise, she might be banished to the Ring Dimension again.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster and the Stellar Holy Man were clearly uncomfortable, “He had accomplished so much as a Beginner of the Aurous Core Stage…” They looked at Lin Feng at the same time and saw that Lin Feng was slightly glad despite his relatively mild expression and nodding his head gently.
Witnessing this, the two Immortal Soul masters’ hearts sank, “Even the disciple is so impressive, much less his master!”
After a long moment, the flame dispersed, revealing an embarrassing figure that was howling dolorously like a werewolf.