Chapter 337: Invincible, Truly Invincible!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Xiao Budian extended both arms and two obviously different, but deeply-interconnected powers surged within the Hidden Dragon Gorge.
He deployed both “Yu” and “Zhou” from the Xuanhuang Four Words Mantra at the same time.
The four cardinal directions were represented by the word ‘Yu’, while time had always been represented by ‘Zhou’. The combination of time and space, ‘Yu’ and ‘Zhou’, represented the universe at its earliest stage.
Xiao Budian’s powers created a new world, and it was much more real than the worlds that Zhu Yi had created earlier with his Great Boundaries of Celestial Light and Darkness Mandala and the powers from the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. It was more perfect and the power that it encompassed was much stronger.
The Hidden Dragon Gorge began to vibrate as the shadow of an old man with a moustache could be seen in the skies in the Gorge. He looked at Xiao Budian with a certain incredulity.
The old man was the Original Soul of this magic treasure. It was the first time he had revealed himself since the beginning of the Spiritual Conference!
He too was shocked by Xiao Budian’s attack, for the small world that Xiao Budian created came into conflict with the world within the Hidden Dragon Gorge.
The two worlds rubbed against one another vigorously.
The combined attack from Xiao Budian’s “Yu” and “Zhou” completely suppressed the powers of the essay that Zhu Yi had penned with his Light and Darkness Characters.
“Second Senior, you seek to harness the power of Man to move forward in time to a better future, and that’s a truly remarkable move,” Xiao Budian’s voice resounded, commanding and majestic. “However, mankind will always have to reside in the universe.”
Zhu Yi looked at Xiao Budian quietly and stayed silent for a long while. Then, he closed his eyes as all of the mana on his body appeared to have went away. Even the essay that he had wrote with his Light and Darkness Character went away as he accepted being crushed by Xiao Budian’s “Yu” and “Zhou”.
The Hidden Dragon Gorge’s defensive mechanism came into play as it announced the victor of this match.
At this instant, the audience out of the Hidden Dragon Gorge gasped collectively.
While Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi battled each other fiercely, the cultivators beyond the Gorge watched on in complete daze.
However, this also made many people deeply ashamed, particularly the Aurous Core stage cultivators who had taken part in the Spiritual Conference earlier on. Other than Shi Xingyun and Tao Yaoyao who kept a calm facade, everyone else was smiling bitterly and shaking their heads.
In the battle amongst disciples of the same sect, they had both shown their true powers. They held back in every single fight before that.
If they were to use that power in all previous matches, then no one would have been able to overcome them.
In that instant, everyone became very sombre. This battle between the two disciples of the same sect was indeed extraordinary.
A freak from the Celestial Sect of Wonders could only be dealt with by another freak from that sect.
A group of Nascent Soul stage elders looked on with heavy hearts, for before them were two cultivators who had far surpassed their limits as Aurous Core stage cultivators. Before the two of them, the Nascent Soul stage elders were humbled.
Regardless of Xiao Budian or Zhu Yi, both of them were able to fight against any Nascent Soul stage cultivator. Early Nascent Soul stage cultivators with limited battling experiences may actually die at their hands.
Xiao Budian emerged from the Hidden Dragon Gorge with a neutral expression on his face. He did not celebrate joyously at this victory. Instead, he lifted to his head and shouted, as if pleasantly surprised at this victory.
After that bellow, he lowered his head and mumbled to himself, “Brother, I will soon find you.”
The hundreds of cultivators out of the Hidden Dragon Gorge stared at Xiao Budian with complicated expressions. In their hearts, they were all thinking, “He’s barely 10 years old…”
Xiao Budian’s mumbling wasn’t loud, but everyone on-scene heard it.
Before today, many people would be sorry about hearing about Xiao Budian. When he mentioned his plans to seek revenge from a powerful cultivator with polycoria, many became fearful for him.
For the cultivator with polycoria had already become one of the most talented young cultivators in the whole of the Grand Celestial World. He was bound to enter the annals of history.
After obtaining Xiao Budian’s supreme spiritual altar, his start-point was way higher than Xiao Budian’s. No matter how hard Xiao Budian tried to catch up to him, the person who started earlier would always have an advantage.
However, ever since today, everyone had the same thought, “The cultivator with polycoria is in some serious sh*t right now.”
In the Purple Clouds Sect, Li Kuiyin looked at Xiao Budian and said, “This guy is that strong?”
“He surpassed everyone’s expectations,” said Gu Lei, who was next to her, seriously as he nodded his head. “The polycoria cultivator has a rival now.”
Li Kuiyin muttered, “He deserves it, why did they do such a despicable things all those years ago?”
She paused for a while before a suspicious look appeared on her face. “A cultivator in the late Aurous Core stage could survive the Void Lightning Tribulations and then understood the secrets of Space. However, his understanding over the secrets of Time will be limited. This guy is only in the mid-Aurous Core stage and he had already understood the secrets of time?”
“While it’s a bit rough, but yes, he understood,” Gu Lei said. “The secrets of the Celestial Sect of Heavens are truly terrifying.”
Xiao Budian’s ‘Zhou’ mantra also garnered someone else’s attention.
“Sister, could Shi Tianhao’s ‘Zhou’ word mantra really stop time?” Shi Shaoqian’s face was unimaginably serious. He was truly terrified of Xiao Budian’s Xuanhuang Four-Words Mantra.
Shi Xingyun said slowly, “Yes, Tianhao’s ‘Zhou’ mantra was formed after he understood the secrets of Time itself. Now, he is unable to freeze time in a selected area, but he is able to freeze time for a particular person or an object.”
“This is different from the spell of the souls of the Royal House of the Northern Tribes. It was different from the spell that Sang Luohe used against my Black Nightmare Prison. That soul spell only suppressed my soul and separated its connection with my physical body. It took away my five senses, but my soul was free and could think independently.”
Shi Xingyun looked at Xiao Budian and continued, “However, Tianhao’s spells are able to paralyze someone completely, stopping the flow of time completely and preventing them from even thinking.”
“Someone with a powerful soul may be able to better resist it. For example, Zhu Yi was still able to think and counter-attack with his own spells. However, the speed of his reaction would have been greatly reduced and suppressed,” Shi Xingyun took a deep breath. “Even if one was a Nascent Soul stage cultivator, they may be defeated by Tianhao if they weren’t careful. Their reaction time would’ve been slowed by at least half.”
Shi Shaoqian asked, “Speaking about Zhu Yi, he was quite a disappointment. Everyone expected him to emerge as champion, so why did he throw in the towel?”
Shi Xingyun looked at him and said, “Shoaqian, there’s much for you to learn. Do not let your fantasies become reality, particularly the stuff that you do not understand.”
Shi Shaoqian was stunned. Before he could say anything, there was a movement from within the Hidden Dragon Gorge.
Under the protection of the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Zhu Yi was unscathed. However, he did not follow Xiao Budian out of the Gorge, but instead he chose to put his hands behind him and closed his eyes, standing still at this spot.
After a long while, Zhu Yi suddenly opened his eyes as he began to write in space with his right hand.
This time, he did not use the Light and Darkness Characters. Instead, he simply wrote in the air. He left the words hovering the sky. The first paragraph that he wrote appeared to be his startling essay.
After he finished his first paragraph, however, Zhu Yi did not stop writing. Instead, he continued and wrote even more words.
The audience out of a Hidden Dragon Gorge was completely shocked. Jiao Junchen, who had fought against Zhu Yi earlier on, was only able to force Zhu Yi to complete the first paragraph. During his battle against Xiao Budian, he also wrote only a single paragraph. That single paragraph was then suppressed by Xiao Budian’s “Yu” and “Zhou”.
Now, however, the second paragraph of the essay appeared.
While he used his mana to leave his words in the air, many in the audience, while not possessing Jiao Junchen’s literary skills, too could feel that Zhu Yi would show off an even more impressive revelations once he finished writing it.
All obstructions, all chains, all difficulties and challenges shall eventually be overcome!
One would overcome one’s enemies and challenges. Time itself would be overcome. The limits of this world too shall be overcome. Only with the power of man can one advance forward continuously without limit.
Shi Shaoqian looked at the scene before him with his mouth open as Shi Xingyun’s words rang by next to his ears, “Now do you understand? Zhu Yi realized that Shi Tianhao’s ‘Yu’ and ‘Zhou’ were not easy to overcome, but he would continue to resist it rather than to be defeated by it.”
“He wanted to feel the various restrictions and limitations the world imposes on him to find out how could he overcome them. Now that he had finished with his second paragraph, he’ll surely be able to overcome Shi Tianhao’s ‘Yu’ and ‘Zhou’.”
Zhu Yi emerged from the Hidden Dragon Gorge. Xiao Budian turned his head towards him as the two exchanged a smile.
Looking at the two disciples, everyone, including the Nascent Soul stage elders, were shocked by the battle they had just witnessed. The Spiritual Conference suddenly sank into a silence as countless pairs of eyes stared at Lin Feng and the group of Celestial Sect disciples behind him.
A single sentence resounded endlessly in everyone’s mind.
“Amongst other cultivators in the same stage, the disciples of my Celestial Sect of Wonder are invincible.”
Lin Feng first said this sentence during the battle of the sect-opening ceremony in Shazhou City. At that time, many people thought that he had lost his mind. Then, everyone became speechless.
Then, after more and more people heard his claims, many people in the Grand Celestial World thought that he was exaggerating. The many cultivators who took part in this Conference probably thought the same at the start.
But now, reality had shown them how wrong they all were!
Every single cultivator looked at Lin Feng, then at Xiao Budian, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and company. They all felt as if they were staring up an impossibly high mountain.
Even Shi Zongyue looked at Lin Feng with a complicated expression. He gently sighed and announced calmly, “The winner for this year’s Spiritual Conference of Huanghai for the Aurous Core stage round is Shi Tianhao of the Celestial Sect of Wonders!”
Lin Feng smiled slightly and said nothing. He entered the system to look at his prestige points.