Chapter 282: Who Can Fight In A Two-On-One Battle?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Under the glow of the limitless light from the Icy Blaze, Yang Qing’s pale face appeared even more colorless. He was like a lone canoe in the middle of a raging sea; he appeared to be on the verge of being devored by the sea of fire.
Spectators of this match all believed that Fang Zhong would defeat Yang Qing in an instant, destroying the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ claims that they were first amongst equals.
The few Immortal Soul stage elders naturally saw that Yang Qing had calmed himself down and that his skills were unordinary. However, none of them foresaw this outcome.
In the previous moment, Fang Zhong was brimming with power and ferocity as he manipulated his endless Icy Blaze, which surged like a demon towards Yang Qing.
In the next moment, his own Icy Blaze underwent an anomalous transformation as it disintegrated completely. It was just like an old saying, “The louder the thunder, the fewer the rain.”
The other people thought that Fang Zhong had made an error in casting his spell. However, cultivators above the Aurous Core stage realized that Fang Zhong’s Icy Blaze disintegrated solely due to Yang Qing’s emerald-colored water.
After the sparkling emerald-colored water entered the Icy Blaze, it transformed into the shape of the Icy Blaze instead of merging or being devored by it. It only transformed into the shape of the Icy Blaze, but it was still being controlled by Yang Qing.
Strictly speaking, it was an imitation ability. One adopted the state of one’s enemy.
After Yang Qing released his emerald-colored water, it did not simply take on its shape, but instead, it actually did turn into the Icy Blaze. It possessed the abilities of the Heaven Lake Sect’s Icy Blaze down to the fault. It was truly a combination of both ice and fire.
“Could the emerald-colored water be the Grand Moon Primordial Water?” asked the Gambling Holy Man, shocked. “I only knew that the Grand Moon Primordial Water could control water. I didn’t know that it possesses this ability too.”
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man muttered quietly, “The Grand Moon Primordial Water will not sparkle. Perhaps it is related to it. It does possess the quality of the Grand Moon Primordial Water, but it had definitely undergone some form of secret cultivation to achieve its special abilities.”
Looking at the scene before him, Lin Feng smiled without making a sound.
The Imperius Grand Moon Curse!
This was the spell that Yang Qing had invented after he understood the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams and then combined it with the Grand Moon Primordial Water.
Using the Grand Moon Primordial Water as a vassal, he injected the knowledge that he had obtained from the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. After understanding the secrets of Creation, he finally managed to come up with the Imperius Grand Moon Curse.
Perfecting the spell still required the aid of Miao Shihao. After he understood the workings behind Miao Shihao’s Mirror, Flower, Water and Moon Technique, particularly the Ray Reflecting Mirror and the One Heavenly Primordial Water, he was able to make great headway in mastering this spell.
By using his spell now, he used the Grand Moon Primordial Water to emulate the powers of his enemy’s spell, and then he injected his own powers into his enemy’s spell. Doing so messed up the spell of his enemy, causing it to collapse before him.
Under the right circumstances, it could overcome much stronger enemies while expending minimal effort.
Of course, there were still many shortcomings to the spell. For example, it must come into contact with his enemy’s spell first for it to work. Hence, it was used primarily for defence and counter-attack.
Furthermore, it was a simple emulation. It could not understand the principles behind his enemy’s spell and thus could only imitate his enemy’s power and form. He could not comprehend the deeper workings of his enemy’s spell just from this.
However, Lin Feng saw huge potential in this. As Yang Qing’s mastery increased, his understanding of the workings of the Tao would increase. If he could overcome the above-mentioned flaws, then he would truly become a prodigy.
Other than Lin Feng, other people also possessed such foresight and skill. Shi Zongyue looked at Lin Feng, and sighed, “Congratulations Master Lin on producing such an exceptional disciple.”
“You are too kind, Prince Anliang.” Lin Feng smiled. At that moment, Cao Wei snorted, “So this is what they mean by the commander of all waters? To me, it’s more like the thief of all waters.”
Hearing that, Lin Feng smiled slightly but he did not say anything.
At that moment, Yang Qing, having destroyed Fang Zhong’s spell, took the chance to unleash his next spell.
The gurgling Grand Moon Primordial Water was like a ferocious flood. However, it was actually an improvement from the Flash Flood Mantra that Yang Qing had learnt during his Cloud Water Cave days. He now called it the Grand Moon Flash Flood Mantra. The principle was the same as it too required him to unleash his mana in one go to destroy everything in his path.
Yang Qing was very clear as to what his weaknesses were. He lacked battling experiences, and his manipulation of his spells could not be said to be intuitive. Hence, controlling these two spells, the Grand Moon Flash Flood Mantra and the Imperius Grand Moon Curse, did not require very accurate spell manipulation.
Once he had to cast a spell, he would use all his powers to destroy his enemy in the quickest time possible. The faster he could achieve victory, the less amount of spells he had to cast and the fewer mistakes he would make. Hence, the chance that his enemy would catch upon his weak points would decrease.
Poor Fang Zhong! After he had lost with his Icy Blaze, he had just managed to regain enough composure to receive the next spell, but what he had to receive was a giant, cold splash from the Grand Moon Primordial Water.
If not for the protection of the Hidden Dragon Gorge, his entire being would have been swallowed by the Grand Moon Primordial Water and reduced to nothing.
Even with the protection, Fang Zhong now appeared unbelievably pathetic. The Grand Moon Primordial Water had affected his very foundation, and even his spiritual crucible was affected. This could affect his core-formation in the future.
Cao Wei looked at Lin Feng coldly as he said, “You are quite a good actor. Was it your plan to appear weak to tempt me into making this bet? To think that a master like you would pull off such a dirty trick, aren’t you afraid of being mocked?”
Lin Feng smiled gently, “From the very start, I believed that my disciple could emerge victorious. Some people, however, don’t possess such wisdom. On their own initiative, they proposed a wager. Now that they have lost, they refuse to pay up.”
“I wonder who’s the laughing stock here.”
Cao Wei stared at him for a long while before saying coldly, “Since I dare to bet, I have already made plans to admit defeat. Now that I’ve lost, I will definitely pay up.”
He waved his hand as the 100 drops of Deep Freeze Dew in the sky emerged and landed before Lin Feng. With a flourish of his robes, Lin Feng took all of them away. On Cao Wei’s side, only a few were left.
Yang Qing emerged from the Hidden Dragon Gorge with a pale face. He returned to Lin Feng’s side, bowed and said, “I was lucky enough to avoid humiliation.”
Lin Feng smiled,” This is exactly like what I’ve told you. You must always remember that you are indeed strong. Despite having a few weaknesses here and there, it cannot change the fact that you possess the right power. As long as you are willing to do it, you will be making yourself stronger.”
Yang Qing smiled, and nodded his head, “I will remember to work hard.”
Lin Feng waved his hand. “Go rest now. You’ve gotten additional rewards from this too.”
Yang Qing smiled and turned his head to look at the rest. Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi both smiled and nodded. A smiled appeared on Wang Lin’s normally cold face too. Yue Hongyan flashed him a thumbs-up as she smiled as radiantly as a flower.
Yang Qing sighed and thought to himself, “I must work hard.”
Afer a few more rounds of competition, the person who attracted the most attention of Shi Shaoqian. He did possess the right to be arrogant, for, in face of the cultivators from the Purple Clouds Sect who had experienced the thunder tribulations, he was able to defeat them easily. This proved to the spectators that he had not used all his powers.
The secret Imperial Script of the Crimson Dragon of the Great Qin Empire had been thoroughly understood by Shi Shaoqian. Hence, his powers appeared limitless.
Everyone from the Celestial Sect of Wonders who seen that felt a chill in their heart.
Lin Feng said slowly, “Everyone knew that the Great Zhou Empire is becoming stronger and stronger as it expands its borders. However, the Great Qin Empire should not be underestimated too. Despite the squabbles between its many tribes, it’s still one of the strongest forces in the Divine Lands.”
“There are special characteristics in its spells. Your top contenders in the conference are Shi Xingyun and Shi Shaoqian.”
After Shi Shaoqian stepped down from the battlefield, it was time for a Northern Tribe cultivator and a Huo Family cultivator fight. The victor, in the end, was the Northern Tribe cultivator, called Zhamu Zeluo.
After Zhamu Zeluo exited the Hidden Dragon Gorge, his dark face turned towards Huo Chen as he said arrogantly, “You are not the only sect to experience killings and death on a daily basis. Us members of the Northern Tribes too experienced carnage regularly. It’s even more powerful that what you experienced down in the south.”
Xiao Budian, upon hearing that, smiled and said, “This guy is not bad. I like.” The rest of them smiled slightly, even Wang Lin.
Yue Hongyan looked at Lin Feng and said, “Master, I’ll go.”
The next round was her turn. However, her luck was the worst amongst the Celestial Sect disciples in the Foundation Establishment sect. In the first round, both Wang Lin and Yang Qing proceeded to the next without having to fight, whereas she had to face an opponent.
Now, in the second round, she had to face a couple from the Sun Moon Sword Sect
Yue Hongyan asked, “Master, shall I fight with Third Senior or Fifth Junior?”
“Neither,” replied Lin Feng, shaking his head. He pointed to Zhuge Fengling with his finger and said, “You shall be fighting with her.”
Yue Hongyan opened her eyes in shock. Xiao Budian and the rest too were taken aback as they stared at Lin Feng in shock.
Zhuge Fengling was the most shocked. Dazedly, she stuck out a finger and pointed to her nose. “Me?”
While she had never actually fought before, everyone knew in their heart her true abilities. They knew that Zhuge Fengling, who was in the Foundation Establishment stage, was not cut out for fighting. She did not like battling and her spells and powers were not that great.
Asking her to fight with Yue Hongyan was the equivalent of asking Yue Hongyan to fight the couple from the Sun Moon Sword Sect alone.
Zhu Yi’s eyes flashed. “Master, when you suggested that the disciples of the Sun Moon Sword Sect could battle in pairs and that a pair could be present in the top 8 champions to enter the Ancient Huanghai World, was it solely for this moment? So that we could bring Zhuge Fengling in?”
Lin Feng smiled and nodded his head. Xiao Budian asked curiously, “But why?”
He looked at Zhuge Fengling and asked, “What’s the point? If it’s to find treasures, then let’s just being the mouse along.”
“My reason for doing so is not solely because of her. There are other reasons to it too,” Lin Feng said, smiling. “Finding treasures would definitely require the help of the Gold-Digging Mouse, but she herself could be useful too.”
Zhu Yi muttered, “However, how could we guarantee that we would meet a pair from the Sun Moon Sword Sect?”