Chapter 351: The Most Ferocious Blade
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
When Lin Feng first stepped into the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World, there were three native inhabitants.
One of them was Lucky the yellow, earthen baby. Lin Feng later found out that Lucky was the anthropomorphic manifestation of the Blessed Spiritual Soil, which was a special type of soil on which anything could grow.
However, making Lucky do anything was never easy. Lucky had a very specific appetite that can only be sated with the Seven Legendary Primordial Fires.
Other than that, there was a dishevelled old man who played chess with himself non-stop. His chessboard was special as it contained another dimension. Entering his chessboard would make one fall into a deep sleep.
Earlier on, Xiao Budian and Xiao Yan inadvertently dropped into it. Lin Feng had to spend a lot of effort to get them out.
The last inhabitant was a maiden who carried on her back the scabbard of a giant sword. She circled the miniature version of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree within the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World non-stop.
In spite of the maiden’s diminutive frame, the scabbard she carried was 20-30 meters in height. It was like a tiny mountain. Carrying the sword, the maiden looked like an ant moving a mountain. While comical, it did was a shocking sight.
At that point, the maiden had disappeared. There was only a giant scabbard on the ground, which vibrated non-stop.
Within the scabbard came a dreadful sound. It was as if something was struggling to get out of it.
Lin Feng’s expression was heavy as he walked to the side of the scabbard. He looked at the giant scabbard before him as he felt a wild energy rocking it from within.
A roar, that seemed to come from a time immemorial, suddenly came from within the scabbard. It shook the endless expanse of the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. It was as if a giant beast had risen from its slumber.
Lin Feng’s pupils dilated as he felt a terrible aura from the roar. It brimmed with fearsome cruelty and violence, brimming with an unstoppable desire to kill and destroy. The roar resembled all the worst calamities of the world.
Destruction! Massacre! Murder! Obliteration!
The most violent and ferocious beast under heaven was ready to break free from its cage and reappear on this world!
The lock mechanism at the tip of the scabbard sprung open from the vibration as a thousand rays of cold light appeared in mid-air. In that instant, the sky within the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World was lit with a terrible blue light, stirring fear in everyone’s hearts.
Within the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World and underneath the Treasure Tree, the old man who was playing chess with himself finally reacted. He raised his head as he looked emotionlessly at the scabbard.
Lucky hid behind the Treasure Tree. He curled up in a ball, trembling non-stop.
Even the leaves of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree started to shake. A gigantic entity, one that could be felt through the different dimensions, seemed to have appeared as it noticed the various changes around itself.
From the exit of the scabbard, a giant sword slowly pulled itself out.
Lin Feng arched his eyebrows as he discovered that the giant sword was caked with rust. From its blade to its handle, the giant sword was caked with a thick layer of rust. It resembled a rusty metal rod more than a sword and did not possess any of the sharpness an ordinary sword should have.
However, this rusty blade possessed a terrible power within it. Lin Feng had only encountered such a power when he battled against the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
As the rusty sword was about two-third out of the scabbard, Lin Feng felt a panic in his heart. Almost by instinct, he opened the Sky-Shielding Umbrella.
In the next instant, Lin Feng opened his eyes wide. He saw that the last one-third part of the sword was without any sign of rust at all. It glimmered with a bright light, and it was also where the sword’s terrible powers came from.
An unimaginably sharp aura rushed towards Lin Feng. The one-third part of the sword was sharper than anything Lin Feng had ever felt. It reflected a terrifying light, almost as it could cut through the sky and slice across dimensions.
In the blink of an eye, the giant sword had already flown before Lin Feng.
Fortunately, Lin Feng had raised his Sky-Shielding Umbrella in time. If not, with his current mastery, he was unable to react to the speed of which the sword had flown towards him.
The giant umbrella vibrated tremendously. It was almost in danger of leaving Lin Feng’s hands. From the umbrella came an ear-splittingly sharp sound.
However, the giant sword was unable to penetrate the umbrella’s defences. It flew back, but Lin Feng’s heart sank.
“What was that?” Lin Feng thought in panic, “That was only one-third of the power of the entire sword, and it was already so terrifying. If one removed all of its rust, how much more powerful would it become?”
At that moment, an understanding suddenly struck Lin Feng. “This sword could very well be a powerful magic treasure. It is powerful beyond my comprehension, but it has yet to be perfected.”
“The maiden who carried the sword was the spiritual manifestation of the sword. By walking round and round the Treasure Tree, it was her form of cultivation.”
Even though that was all of his personal deduction, Lin Feng felt that it could not be wrong. “Right now, the blade is only one-third complete. Is she in a rush?”
Lin Feng looked at the ferocious blade carefully before he noticed, suddenly, tiny specks of rust on the pointy end of the blade. It was as if impurities had been mixed into a crystal-clear pool of water. It was terribly uncomfortable to look at.
“Eh? Could this be a chance?” Lin Feng thought to himself as he kept his Sky-Shielding Umbrella.
The minute Lin Feng kept his Sky-Shielding Umbrella, the giant sword’s malicious intent surfaced. It pointed itself towards Lin Feng, ready to strike him.
Lin Feng took a deep breath and raised his right hand and pointed it at the giant sword. He then curled his fingers into a fist.
The Heaven and Earth Destroyer spell was conjured and its target was the impurities on the tip of the giant sword.
Under Lin Feng’s bombardment, the impurities on the sword disappeared. From the tip of the sword down, one-third of it had been made perfect and unblemished, without a single trace of rust.
The fearsome aura and killing intent of the sword went up a notch as the entire Heavenly Cosmic Ray World became inundated by it.
At that point, the leaves of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree rustled furiously and trembled non-stop. Some of the leaves even fell after being exposed to the sword radiance.
However, after a while, the aura died down. The killing intent of the giant sword became less and less pronounced before it completely went calm.
With one-third of it giving off a brilliant light and the remaining two-third of it still caked in rust, the sword flew back into its scabbard, tip first. The scabbard then fell on the ground.
After the sword returned to its scabbard, a little “thud” could be heard. The locks on the scabbard flew into action as they locked the sword up within the scabbard. It went back to normal again.
Looking at that, Lin Feng exhaled and said, “My guess was correct.”
The reason the giant sword went into a rage like a ferocious beast was because it wanted the rust on its untainted one-third portion to be cleaned. It was just a tiny step away from doing so.
Once the sword had returned to its scabbard, the terrifying aura had disappeared as well. The Heavenly Cosmic Ray World went quiet once again.
On the surface of the scabbard, dozens of new, bright chains appeared. They writhed in the air. However, they were extremely thin and in comparison to the thirty-meters high scabbard, they were like tiny little threads of silk.
The maiden who bore the sword earlier on appeared once again. As usual, her face was expressionless. The dozen little chains wrapped themselves around her body and tightened in an instant, securing the weight of the scabbard on her.
As the maiden carried the scabbard and continued walking, her feet made a heavy “thud”. She began to circle the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree once again.
Her footsteps were extremely heavy and slow. However, every step felt extremely stable and was filled with an unstoppable, unshakable feel. No one could stop her as she made her rounds.
Looking at this scene, the chess-playing old man at the bottom of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree withdrew his gaze and focused his attention once again on the chessboard.
The chess pieces that were previously immobile began to move.
Lucky too stuck his head out warily from behind the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree. Noticing that his fellow original inhabitant had returned to her natural state, he began to revert to his natural self. He jumped to the bottom of the tree and laid on the ground, falling asleep in an instant.
Lin Feng shook his head and laughed. He turned and looked at the sword-bearing maiden and gently arched her eyebrows and thought, “She appeared older.”
Before today, no matter how much time passed within the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World, the sword-carrying maiden did not change one bit. She was just as how Lin Feng first saw her, skinny and no older than 11-12 years old.
Now, however, her frame had obviously grown. While she was still skinny, it was evident that she was around 14-15 years old.
Lin Feng tutted in amazement, “This is interesting. I don’t know if it’s a result of today or what. Right now, I’m not confident of wielding this word. However, I was able to appease it today. Perhaps it’ll be useful one day?”
Lin Feng exited the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World as he thought, “With the Sky-Shielding Umbrella, I do not ever have to worry about defence. If I have the chance to cultivate this sword, then my offensive abilities will increase exponentially. It’s truly a goal I wish to work towards. The question is, how do I go about doing this?”
Thinking about it, Lin Feng’s nose twitched as he smelled something nice.
“This smell…” Lin Feng’s brain became filled with black posts as he wheezed in his heart. He turned over and saw a feminine, handsome young man clad in a flowery gold-lined robe walking towards him.
It could only be Miao Shihao.
“Eh, master, why did you not tell me that you are back? I’m heartbroken!”
The first thing that Miao Shihao said upon seeing Lin Feng made Lin Feng want to punch him in the face.