Chapter 292: Plotting a Scheme and Countering the Scheme
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Secret Manual of the Five Imperial True Dragons birthed a powerful abhijna known as the Five Elements Light Dragon Transformation Spell. After forming the Five Elements Light Dragon, cultivating till the highest level and manifesting the Five Elements Light Dragon’s Imperial True Self, an extremely destructive power would be created.
Shi Shaogan did not possess such capabilities, but for him to cultivate out two different Light Dragons with his Foundation Establishment Stage cultivation was already a feat.
Under his command, the Crimson Light Dragon and the Yellow Light Dragon roared while attacking Yue Hongyan.
In the previous rounds, Shi Shaogan overcame his opponent just by using the Crimson Light Dragon. It was only in the last round that he was forced to unleash the Yellow Light Dragon. With the pairing of the two Light Dragons, he emerged victorious.
Now that he was facing Yue Hongyan, he unleashed both Light Dragons immediately. It was because Yue Hongyan’s skills had brought him immense pressure.
Shi Shaogan might be a little silly, but in terms of his cultivation and skills, he was a rare talent.
However, Yue Hongyan was as equally talented as him.
Even in the face of Shi Shaogan’s Light Dragons, Yue Hongyan was not fearful. She waved her Black Ember Pole-Ax and a vigorous streak of mana exploded out, which prevented the Light Dragons from inching closer.
Shi Shaogan was a little shocked, “It is so powerful. She has not even used her Avīci Infernal Gale. What does the Celestial Sect of Wonders possess that makes them so powerful?”
But Shi Shaogan was not panicking. He combined the two spells in both his hands into one, causing the Crimson and Yellow Light Dragons to intersect. The Yellow Light Dragon became more and more faint, while the Crimson Light Dragon’s powers ballooned.
At the end, the entire flesh, holes, bones, and scales of the Crimson Light Dragon gradually condensed. It was surreal, but its body began to materialize into another entity in a short period of time.
A flaming aura began to surface. The Light Dragon roared loudly, as a faint dragon aura appeared. It was the aura of a True Dragon.
As Lin Feng and the rest witnessed this from outside the gorge, they nodded their heads.
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man sighed, “In the mutual generation sequence of the five elements, the Middle Earth element breeds the Southern Fire element. Although there are only two spiritual attributes, it is able to cause some form of change.”
His disciple from the Purple Clouds Sect lost with no complaints. He had already been defeated even before Shi Shaogan produced this move. If Shi Shaogan had unleashed his entire power, he would have lost even more terribly.
Prince Xian of the Left from the Northern Tribes saw Shi Shaogan and pondered quietly. He believed that Shi Shaogan was indeed a rare talent.
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster also sighed. Li Bingqing and Zou Yuhua, the sword pairing that lost to Yue Hongyan, was actually more outstanding than the sword pairing that lost to Dao Yuting.
But even if Li Bingqing and Zou Yuhua faced off with Shi Shaogan, they were not confident of tackling such a move.
Shi Shaogan and Yue Hongyan were one of the cultivators in the Foundation Establishment Stage that were truly capable. Being able to defeat a group of Aurous Core Stage cultivators meant that their true powers had exceeded the gap in cultivation level. This signified that they were the best of the best.
A normal sect that could obtain even one of these individuals thought it as a joyous occasion that should be celebrated in front of their ancestors.
At this point, the Sun Radiance Swordmaster could not help but look at Lin Feng. Even though Yue Hongyan was so outstanding, she was not even the most elite disciple under Lin Feng.
If the Great Void Sect was a gathering ground for talents, then the Celestial Sect of Wonders was a place full of elites.
Inside the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Yue Hongyan was calm as she faced the lively Crimson Light Dragon. The Black Ember Pole-Ax was slanted in the direction of Shi Shaogan. A blustering storm whirled at the spear head, causing all the power to be focused at one point. The spear head developed an extremely destructive power.
At that point, it was as if an all-engulfing black hole had appeared.
The Space-Destroying Spear Technique!
Without further ado, Yue Hongyan unleashed her killer move. Facing Shi Shaogan’s intersection of the two Light Dragon, she made the same choice as before, which was to counter him!
If you were strong, then let me be even stronger!
She turned a blind eye to the Crimson Light Dragon and focused on using the Space-Destroying Spear Technique to attack Shi Shaogan.
Shi Shaogan was also calmly focused on Yue Hongyan’s Space-Destroying Spear Technique. He was not panicky and controlled his own Crimson Light Dragon to dodge the all-engulfing spear head of Yue Hongyan, avoiding a direct collision between the Crimson Light Dragon and the Space-Destroying Spear Technique.
A situation was formed where Yue Hongyan’s Pole-Ax was attacking Shi Shaogan while his Crimson Light Dragon avoided the spear head and was attacking Yue Hongyan.
It seemed like both parties were going to get hurt in this battle
A sly smile suddenly flashed across the lips of Shi Shaogan. Before Yue Hongyan’s Space-Destroying Space Technique hit him, his body suddenly transformed into an illusion. It was as if time and space was twisted.
Shi Shaogan’s body turned illusory, as if he had plunged into an illusory realm and did not exist in the present time and space. Yue Hongyan’s Space-Destroying Spear Technique was going to miss.
“Dimension-less Transformation?!” The Blue Pavilion Holy Man and Cao Wei both shouted.
The remaining Immortal Soul Stage Elders, the Sun Radiance Swordmaster, Supreme Radiance Swordmaster, Prince Xian of the Left from the Northern Tribes and even Huo Xiu, the Asura Holy Man who did not care about anything much, along with the Vivant Joy Holy Man and the Gambling Holy Man were all shocked beyond words.
Although they had not encountered it before, but the Great Void Sect’s legendary mantra, the Dimension-less Transformation, was too reputable. It was also easily recognizable.
But because it was easily recognizable, many of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders were shocked.
They were not shocked that Shi Shaogan still had a trump card.
What made them so shocked was that they did not think that Shi Shaogan would have learned the legendary mantra of the Great Void Sect.
How did he learn it, and how was he related to the Great Void Sect? That the Great Void Sect’s mantra had been leaked, was it for some special purpose?
In the heads of the various Immortal Soul Stage Elders were all sorts of ideas and calculations of the benefits and drawbacks.
At this point inside the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Shi Shaogan had already used the Dimension-less Transformation to avoid Yue Hongyan’s Space-Destroying Space Technique, whereas his Crimson Light Dragon had already completely struck Yue Hongyan.
Shi Shaogan revealed a smile on his face.
The various cultivators outside the Hidden Dragon Gorge were all anxious, “Is there a winner? Was it a success? Will the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ unbeaten streak end here?”
“Miss Hongyan, please, believe me, I am true to you…” Shi Shaogan was saying before his voice suddenly stopped as if someone cut him off. Only the echo could be heard.
Yue Hongyan’s body was ignited with a bright red light and a storm was brewing. The magnitude of the storm gradually increased and resisted the attack of the Crimson Light Dragon.
Shi Shaogan blamed himself for being careless, “She did not used the Avicii Infernal Gale before. This is something I should have added in my calculations. Now that it is time for the result to be decided and I have already exposed my Dimension-less Transformation, there is no better opportunity to unleash it.”
Just as he was thinking about this round where neither side could gain an advantage over the other, Shi Shaogan realized that something was not right.
Yue Hongyan’s Space-Destroying Spear Technique should have missed its target, but it was presently just floating in mid-space and did not move at the last moment.
When the Space-Destroying Spear Technique was about to hit Shi Shaogan, he unleashed his Dimension-less Transformation and converted his body to an illusion, effectively hiding himself in space.
But at the same time, Yue Hongyan stopped the attack of the Space-Destroying Spear Technique and the destructive power within it that was about to explode.
The all-engulfing black hole stopped quietly in its tracks in mid-space, in front of him. It was barely one centimeter away from his chest.
Yue Hongyan’s looked calmed and her lips lightly opened, “Your mantra allows your body to avoid the attack, but your position cannot be shifted!”
Shi Shaogan’s expression became extremely pale because Yue Hongyan had found out about the biggest weakness of the Dimension-less Transformation. The biggest weakness of it was its inability to shift the user’s position while he entered the illusory world, such that when he returned to the current dimension, he would still be in the exact same position.
Those who can flexibly shift their positions were only the Immortal Soul Stage Elders who were powerful enough.
With Shi Shaogan’s power, the Dimension-less Transformation could only last for a short while. In the next moment, his body had already returned to the real world.
At the same time, the static Space-Destroying Spear Technique started to move again and accurately hit the chest of Shi Shaogan.
The self-defensive mechanism of the Hidden Dragon Gorge helped Shi Shaogan to cushion the hit and announced his defeat.
The battle between the both had only ensued for a short period of time. It was almost just a few blinks of the eye before the victor was decided.
But the risks and strategies involved, as well as the competition between the different mantras had lasted several rounds. Both Yue Hongyan and Shi Shaogan had alternated between moments of life and death.
Shi Shaogan thought that he had the upper hand, but who knew that Yue Hongyan matched his tactics and defeated him.
Shi Zongyue looked at Lin Feng in horror. The rest of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders also turned to look at Lin Feng. All their expressions were different, but they were equally confused.
Lin Feng felt the confusion from their gaze and smiled, “I had experienced the effects of this Dimension-less Transformation not long ago.”
In the Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou County, Pang Jie once avoided Lin Feng’s lethal Heaven and Earth Destroyer. Having experienced it personally, he had a clear memory of the mana involved within this mantra.
Although Shi Shaogan had not used the Dimension-less Transformation previously, his cultivation of the mantra caused him to develop a certain mana similarity to the Great Void Sect.
Lin Feng felt that he had something to do with the Great Void Sect, but he was not sure that he possessed a specific mantra of the Great Void Sect.
Before Yue Hongyan entered the gorge, Lin Feng warned her out of caution and told her about the traits of a few of the Great Void Sect’s top mantras, which included the Dimension-less Transformation.
However, honestly speaking, Lin Feng was a little lucky this time round. He was only guessing and was not entirely sure. After all, Shi Shaogan did not reveal anything before.
But this did not stop Lin Feng from taking this opportunity to act dumb in front of the various Immortal Soul Stage Elders and boosted his image as an unpredictable person.
Indeed, as Shi Zongyue and the rest looked at Lin Feng, they were a little more cautious.
After Yue Hongyan and Shi Shaogan exited the Hidden Dragon Gorge, the next round of battle between Wang Lin and Dao Yuting was about to begin.
Lin Feng scanned his surroundings and saw that Cao Wei was also looking at him. As their gazes met, there were fireworks igniting from within them.