Chapter 295: Wang Lin’s Third Finger
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Although the mantra of the Burning Ice was ineffective, Dao Yuting was not worried. As she shouted softly, the external mana was recalled back into her body.
Regardless of the Icy Blaze or the white fog, they were all quickly gathered back into Dao Yuting’s body.
Wang Lin noticed Dao Yuting’s change at first glance and he thought to himself, “This is very familiar!”
Lin Feng’s pupil also shrank. Along with Zhu Yi, the rest of the Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples all looked at Yang Qing.
Yang Qing muttered, “What she is doing is very similar to my Grand Moon Flash Flood Mantra…”
The rest of the cultivators also noticed some clues, “Besides the Burning Ice Mantra, this lady has even cultivated the Song of the Volcano?”
Dao Yuting was indeed using a special abhijna of the Heaven Lake Sect, the Song of the Volcano!
It had the same miraculous effect as Yang Qing’s Flash Flood Mantra, which was to gather one’s entire mana instantaneously. After that, it could be exploded out in one shot, causing extraordinary destruction. It was as if a volcano erupted and an earthquake occurred.
What was different between the Song of the Volcano and the Grand Moon Flash Flood Mantra was that the Song of the Volcano could accommodate the special traits of other mantras.
The Song of the Volcano was like the eruption of a volcano. Whereas the rest of the Heaven Lake Sect’s mantra, such as the Icy Blaze and the Burning Ice, were similar to the lava that gushed out after the eruption of a volcano.
As if they were using the Song of the Volcano as a carrier, many of these mantras could be unleashed at the same time. Furthermore, due to the potential of the Song of the Volcano, the mantras that were unleashed could receive a huge increment in their power, much beyond their normal state.
Within the Heaven Lake Sect, it was a mantra that was much more powerful than the Burning Ice.
This was Dao Yuting’s killer move and the reason why Cao Wei dared to wager with Lin Feng.
As the Gambling Holy Man saw this scene, he sighed and looked at Cao Wei, “Master Cao, this disciple of yours has a bright future.”
Cao Wei nodded slightly and expressed his thanks, before turning his head to look at Lin Feng again, “I will have to trouble you to guide me through Mount Yujing.”
Dao Yuting’s Song of the Volcano suddenly exploded out in all directions, causing a blast countless times stronger than the Icy Blaze and white fog.
Under such a vigorous explosion of mana, Dao Yuting was still able to control herself and prevent her power from dissipating. She also managed to focus the entire explosion towards Wang Lin.
Initially, Dao Yuting had a slightly higher level of mana compared to Wang Lin. But with the Song of the Volcano, her powers were increased to an even higher level. She managed to overcome Wang Lin’s Road to River Styx as she overwhelmed him.
The crumbling Road to River Styx foreshadowed Wang Lin’s failure.
The Heaven Lake Sect disciples all cheered while the other cultivators were excited.
They might not be good friends with the Heaven Lake Sect, but they supported Dao Yuting because the victor in the previous round was Yue Hongyan.
If Wang Lin won this round, the top two Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators would be from the Celestial Sect of Wonders. The final would just be a sparring between Wang Lin and Yue Hongyan.
Most of them did not want to see this. Firstly, it was too meaningless. Secondly, the dominance of the Celestial Sect of Wonders unsettled many.
Dao Yuting was never fully confident of her victory. She continued to remain calm. She knew her Song of the Volcano mantra well and that was why she knew it had its own flaw.
After displaying one’s skills, the cultivator’s mana would be depleted. For a long period of time, the cultivator would lose the power to engage in battle again. That was why using the Song of the Volcano was a make or break situation.
That was why Dao Yuting did not have any ideas of relaxing. Rather, she used the Song of the Volcano to prolong the battle and closed in on Wang Lin. This was the most reliable method she could use to win.
Although Dao Yuting was skilled in both her mantras and fighting skills, her main skill was still her mantras. In terms of her physical martial arts, she was far behind Yue Hongyan, Zhamu Zeluo, etc. But for Wang Lin, it was sufficient enough.
She exploited the final moment as the Song of the Volcano exploded out to get close to Wang Lin. As she raised her hand, she consolidated her remaining mana into an Ice Blade, using it to stab Wang Lin in the chest.
Her blade skills were magnificent and it blocked off Wang Lin’s route of escape.
The speed of the blade was quick and did not give Wang Lin any chance to dodge.
With her power, she could destroy Wang Lin’s defense.
This stab of hers was bound to kill!
Wang Lin was fearful and he clenched his lips tightly. He stared hard at Dao Yuting’s Ice Blade. He could not avoid the blade, but he never thought of doing so. His courage was unparalleled in the face of death.
“The Celestial Finger of Styx, destroy!” Wang Lin did not bother about Dao Yuting’s Ice Blade and pointed his right finger out.
Instantaneously, a black space of deathly destructive gas engulfed Dao Yuting.
As she had expended her mana, Dao Yuting was unable to avoid Wang Lin’s Lone Death Thumb!
Dao Yuting was fearless and looked coldly at Wang Lin.
Even though the both of them were in the face of death, they did not back off. They stared at each other as if time and space had frozen.
“Perish together?” Everyone opened their eyes wide and stared at the battle in the Hidden Dragon Gorge, unwilling to miss any of the action.
“Not together!” One highly cultivated individual made his judgment, “Before Wang Lin’s Destructive Powers killed Dao Yuting, Dao Yuting’s Ice Blade had already cut Wang Lin’s throat!”
Jiao Junchen said firmly, “If this was a real battle, the ending would be the both of them perishing together. But now that they are in the Hidden Dragon Gorge, it will allow them to survive. But the mechanism can help to differentiate between the order, which allows us to determine the winner!”
“The winner of this round is Dao Yuting from the Heaven Lake Sect. The Celestial Sect of Wonders has lost!”
Shi Xingyun stared at the Hidden Dragon Gorge, saying, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders has finally lost?”
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was going to lose!
A commotion ensued at the venue. Everyone was excited and did not even dare to blink. They were waiting for the self-defense mechanism to be activated, which would allow them to determine the result.
It was confirmed that the Celestial Sect of Wonders lost.
The legend that the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders in the same realm were invincible had been broken!
No one bothered about the fact that Dao Yuting was in the advanced stage while Wang Lin was only in the beginner stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage. If it was a real battle, the ending result should have been the both of them perishing together.
They would only remember that the legend about the Celestial Sect of Wonders had finally became history!
Everyone focused their attention to look at, to look at…. Wang Lin stretching out his left hand along with his Lone Death Thumb on his right hand. But he did not point it at Dao Yuting, but himself.
What was happening?
Everyone was in shock and even the elders in the Immortal Soul Stage and the Aurous Core Stage were stunned.
Wang Lin looked at the Ice Blade that was across his throat and he whispered softly as if he was sleep-talking.
“Celestial Finger of Styx, reborn!”
Ever since Wang Lin comprehended the Celestial Finger of Styx, he had never truly completed the third finger. However, at this point in the Hidden Dragon Gorge, he had finally revealed it.
Black gas started to surge out from Wang Lin’s body and gathered at the area which was cut by the Ice Blade. They mended the wound as if they were needle threads.
In the next moment, a black light flashed and Wang Lin’s body was repaired completely. It was as if he was never cut by Dao Yuting.
The self-defense mechanism of the Hidden Dragon Gorge did not activate because the repair mechanism by Wang Lin was a step quicker. The Hidden Dragon Gorge judged that Wang Lin would not die by Dao Yuting’s attack, thus there was no activation.
Everyone outside the gorge were stunned, “How is it possible?!”
Were they seeing things?
But it was too ridiculous to say that everyone was seeing things, wasn’t it?
“Do not tell us that Wang Lin could not die?”
Wang Lin was not immortal. The Finger of Rebirth had a lot of restrictions to it and Wang Lin could only use it once in a long while. But it was already sufficient for him.
The Immortal Soul Stage Elders looked quietly at Wang Lin. After a while, Shi Zongyue sighed, “Besides the power concept of destruction, he has also comprehended the power concept of life?”
Life and destruction were the two most powerful things at their roots. For someone to comprehend it, it was his good fortune. Even for an Immortal Soul Stage Elder, that was the case.
But they had just witnessed a cultivator in the early stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage doing it. This made the Immortal Soul Stage Elders lament about it.
The Sword Radiance Swordmaster suddenly spoke, “There is no need for any more competition. The strongest disciple in the Foundation Establishment Stage is Wang Lin for sure.”
He looked at Lin Feng, “Congratulations to Master Lin.”
“You are too kind.” Lin Feng slightly smiled and he looked at Wang Lin.
Inside the gorge, Wang Lin watched as the power of his Lone Death Thumb engulfed Dao Yuting. The Destructive Powers was starting to take effect. Dao Yuting was unable to resist it and could only watch as the Hidden Dragon Gorge saved her using its self-defense mechanism.
She became very pale but continued to stare at Wang Lin. She was unrelenting. But as she revealed an indifferent expression, a few of her emotions were also revealed.
Respect, indignance, shock, curiosity…various emotions flashed across her gaze. Eventually, it stopped at stubbornness. She continued to stare hard at Wang Lin without caving in.
Wang Lin continued to look at her quietly but suddenly said something.
“As an opponent, you are pretty good.”