Chapter 353: The Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng followed Xiao Budian into his abode. In there sat two people, staring at each other awkwardly.
To be precise, there were one human and one demon. One of them was a youth clad in a black and purple robe. That was Lin Feng’s eldest disciple, Xiao Yan, and the other one was Hu Yanyan.
“Eh? She is already able to take up a human form? Her ability to cultivate the primordial flame is faster than I’d expected. It looks like her gift in cultivation is in the super-genius range.” That was the first thought that entered Lin Feng’s mind upon seeing Hu Yanyan.
However, he then realized the cause of the misunderstanding between Miao Shihao, Tun Tun and him.
It was because the human form Hu Yanyan took up was astonishingly beautiful.
Honestly speaking, Long Ye and the Yan Mingyue, along with Xiao Yan’s childhood sweetheart Xiao Zhen’er, could compare with Hu Yanyan in terms of looks. However, their beauty was a lot more restrained and withdrawn, even for the demon Long Ye.
Hu Yanyan, on the other hand, was heart-stoppingly beautiful. She brimmed with a raw sensuality that hit you in the face when you first see her.
Her face was without a single blemish. It was perfect.
Her demeanor was icy-cold and uncaring. While it helped to offset her sensuality, her coolness made her more beautiful, like an ice queen.
Lin Feng turned his head to look at Xiao Yan and realized that he was unbelievably awkward. He did not even know where to put his hands.
Placing a virgin next to a seductress together and then leaving the two of them alone for a while was indeed very awkward for the young man.
Xiao Budian’s expression was odd too as his gaze shifted between his Big Senior and Hu Yanyan. He was filled with curiosity and his odd gaze made Xiao Yan want to bury himself in the ground.
Lin Feng looked at Hu Yanyan and asked, “You wish to meet with me?”
Hu Yanyan lifted her head to look at Lin Feng. Her expression was ice cold and she nodded her head, “Are you the master of the Celestial Sect? I offer my respects to you.”
Lin Feng’s face was expressionless as he looked her straight in her eyes. After a long while, he nodded his head and said, “It appears that you are an inherently cold person. Born of the Heavenly Fox Tribe, you have strong potential and is blessed with good looks.”
Hu Yanyan’s eyes betrayed a flash of humiliation as she recalled many unfortunate memories. However, she looked at Lin Feng in the eye and noticed that his gaze was clear. It was without the lust that she had often seen that pissed her off many times before in the past.
Hu Yanyan was silent for a while before she continued, “You are correct. For many things, I indeed managed to have my way.”
Lin Feng nodded his head and suddenly raised his hands. A gust the purple gas enveloped Hu Yanyan.
She was shocked, but soon she realized that Lin Feng’s spell was not meant that imprisoning her. Instead, it sought to feel for power changes within her body.
Lin Feng’s psychic consciousness soon found a target within Hu Yanyan’s body. It brimmed with malicious intent and was a dark, apocalyptic blaze.
“The Heavenly Apocalpytic Blaze! It is one of the Seven Legendary Primordial Fires,” Lin Feng read from the system. Immediately, he realized that the uncontrollable fire within Hu Yanyan’s body was the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze.
The Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze was black in color. Similar to the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, it was called a demonic fire. Every time it appeared it would bring about calamities.
This type of primordial fire relied on incinerating all other creations to strengthen itself. Not only could it burn and absorb the powers of human and demon cultivators, it was able to devor other types of primordial fires if it possessed a numerical advantage.
The Burning Ice Technique of the Heaven Lake Sect was passed down from an Immortal Soul stage cultivator of the sect. After he inadvertently witnessed the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze’s power, he combined it with his understanding of the elements of fire and ice from his own sect to produce this powerful spell.
The Burning Ice Technique was able to use one’s opponent’s mana as fuel to strengthen itself. However, this was only temporarily. After the spell had been stopped, the blaze conjured by the spell would be extinguished, along with the opponent’s own mana.
However, the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze was able to strengthen itself permanently after consuming an opponent’s mana.
This caused the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze to be especially fierce. With only a tiny ember, it could expand endlessly until it engulfed the world in a fiery sea.
From a certain perspective, the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze was more problematic than the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire. While it was not as destructive as the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, it was more persistent and hardy.
The Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze and the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire were widely recognized as the two deadliest and most destructive primordial fires amongst the Seven Legendary Primordial Fires.
However, the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze within Hu Yanyan’s body began to exhibit changes. It appeared to half dormant.
The power of the primordial fire fought against the Hu Yanyan’s demonic powers. However, it did not exhibit any of its devoring abilities.
This discovery made Lin Feng gasp in wonder, “Normally, a cultivator who wished to master the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze faces a difficult dilemma: to cultivate the Blaze, you must use your own mana. However, in doing so, there’s a chance of being devored by the Blaze.”
If the cultivation was unsuccessful, one’s mana would then become fuel for the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze, causing it to burn bigger and bigger. Then, it would become harder and harder to control. Soon, one would sink into a vicious cycle. Hence, for thousands of years, there were precious few people who could control the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze.
Many people who sought to control the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze spent an inordinate amount of time and care. However, many still fell victim to it.
Lin Feng withdrew his psychic consciousness and Hu Yanyan touched her lips slightly without saying anything.
“You wish to contact the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage?” Lin Feng asked.
Hu Yanyan nodded her head, “Yes, and I hope that you will accede to my request.”
Without Lin Feng’s permission, even if Hu Yanyan had the Voice-Projecting Crystal, she was unable to contact the outside world.
“Sure, go ahead.” In a heartbeat, Lin Feng released the enchantments that surround Mount Yujing for Hu Yanyan.
Hu Yanyan thanked Lin Feng and crushed the Voice-Projecting Crystal immediately to contact her mother, the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage.
After the crystal connected, a calm voice came from the other side, “Yanyan, where are you now?” The voice was unimaginably flat. One could hardly believe that it belonged the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage, who was infamous for creating turmoil all across the world.
The only reason everyone said that Hu Yanyan was the prettiest female member of the demonic tribe was that no one dared to approach the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage, one of the Ten Demonic Saints.
The Heavenly Fox Grand Sage, otherwise known as the Nine-Tailed Grand Sage, was the leader of the Heavenly Fox Tribe. Along with Long Ye’s master the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, Tun Tun’s father the Taotie Grand Sage and the Golden Crow Grand Sage, they were known as the Ten Demonic Saints. They were the top demons of the Barren Expanses.
While this demon was not as well-versed in battling as the others, her bag was full of tricks as well. She was undoubtedly one of the top demons of the Barren Expanses.
The flat voice continued asking, “Did you meet with any difficulty?”
Hu Yanyan simply told her about how she managed to obtain the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze. Then, she described her current condition. She deliberately skipped some parts about how she was picked up by Xiao Budian and Tun Tun.
The Heavenly Fox Grand Sage fell silent before saying, after a long while, “Yanyan, how long more do you have before you master the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze?”
Hu Yanyan looked at Lin Feng before turning away. She then said slowly, “Your daughter does not know, but it won’t be long.”
The Heavenly Fox Grand Sage was silent for another long while before she said, directly to Lin Feng, “Master Lin, my daughter now faces the problem of the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze and is incapacitated. I am unable to bring her back to the Barren Expanses too.”
Lin Feng was expressionless and said nothing. He knew that the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage would have more to say.
“I heard that Master Lin too is looking after the Taotie Grand Sage’s daughter and that you helped her reform a physical body and took good care of her. Hence, under these extenuating circumstances, I have an unreasonable request to ask of you,” said the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage slowly. “I hope that you would allow Hu Yanyan to stay at your place for a while.”
“Master Lin’s disciple can cultivate both the Grand Sun Primordial Flame and Nefarious Spectral Primordial Flame. I believe you have a certain amount of understanding into the matters of these things. I hope that you could assist my daughter in mastering the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze.”
Finally, the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage said, “If my daughter manages to master the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze, she will give you half of it. Beyond that, I will give you a token of my appreciation too.”
Lin Feng did not respond.
Next to him, Hu Yanyan’s face betrayed a shocked expression. However, it passed quickly and her usual, emotionless face returned.
“No problem,” Lin Feng thought through it for a while before he agreed. The Heavenly Fox Grand Sage quietly said, “Sorry for the trouble, Master Lin, and thank you.”
Following that, she said to Hu Yanyan, “Yanyan, focus on cultivation. After you master the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze, return to Mount Qingqiu.”
Hu Yanyan said coldly, “I understand.”
The connection was severed and Lin Feng swept Xiao Yan with his gaze. He said casually, “It’s your role now.”
Xiao Yan was stunned and then, a grimace appeared on his face. He telepathically communicated to Lin Feng, “Master, could you find someone else for this task?”
Lin Feng looked at him with a half-smile, “Why? Are you scared that you are not up to it?”
“Normally, it would be fine,” Xiao Yan said, smiling bitterly. “However, with my condition now, not only is my mana at rock-bottoms, but I too am extremely anxious and frustrated most of the time as I had to do battle with the three primordial fires within me.”
Lin Feng smiled, “That’s even better. Under these conditions, you can train your concentration. With such a tempting object next to you, I guarantee that your concentration will be top-notch at the end of it.”
“All the best, Xiao Yan! Don’t forget, your childhood sweetheart is still waiting for you. If your lust takes over you, how would you be able to meet her?”
Xiao Yan stammered, “Master, you… you are deliberately setting a trap for me!”
“No, it’s training,” Lin Feng smiled mischievously as he thought, “Look at you! In my previous life, I had so many of these encounters and hence, I can maintain my calm. Look at how easily you give way to pressure! Aren’t you afraid of making a fool out of yourself?”
He tapped Xiao Yan on the shoulder and then said, “Well, that’s that. Arrange accommodation for our guest and then head over to the Tripitaka Block.”
He turned his head to look at Xiao Budian, “Follow me. The second generation disciples had managed to establish strong foundations. It’s time for you to be a master to them.”