Chapter 384: Consistent Changes in the Battle
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
In the cultivation world of the Ancient Yuantian World, there was a huge gap between the cultivation realms – Qi Cultivation Stage, Foundation Establishment Stage, Aurous Core Stage, Nascent Soul Stage and Immortal Soul Stage. Many people failed to make the leap between one realm to the other.
Within the same realm, there were even smaller realms that had gaps between the cultivation level. Different realms contained different gaps in cultivation level.
Below the Immortal Soul Stage, the top 3 ranked differences in cultivation between the smaller realms in descending order was as followed – Intermediate and Advanced stage of the Nascent Soul Stage, Intermediate and Beginner Stage of the Aurous Core Stage as well as the 11th level and 12th level of the Qi Cultivation Stage.
The huge difference between the Intermediate and Advanced stage of the Nascent Soul Stage was attributed to the presence of the Cosmic Form.
The Cosmic Form represented the combination and sublimation of the essence of a cultivator’s entire life of abhijna and mana. Its power was extremely huge. It was the extreme end that a Nascent Soul had to reached before an Immortal Soul was formed.
During the Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou, Miao Shihao, who was in the beginner stage of the Nascent Soul Stage, faced off with Yu Qianshan, who was in the intermediate stage of the Nascent Soul Stage. Although victory was difficult to secure, he was not fearful.
Now that he was in the intermediate stage, he was bound to win Yu Qianshan if they sparred again.
But if he faced the Yu Clan Grandmaster, Yu Yiluan, who had cultivated the Cosmic Form, he would be very pressurized.
Ray Reflecting Mirror, Superior Orchid Cacti, Canglang Water Technique were some of the more outstanding spells he could use to put himself on a comparable level with Yu Yiluan. But it was more for his own protection. If the battle prolonged, he would be defeated in the end. Whether he could escape was another thing.
Yu Yiluan stood in the skies quietly. He did not do anything but display his 10 foot tall Cosmic Form. Wherever the lone-eyed giant went, it would be covered in ice. Regardless of whether it was a lively spirit or a rigid mountain peak, everything would be converted to black ice crystals.
Miao Shihao’s Ray Reflecting Mirror had the miraculous power of reflection that restricted the spells of others. But when it faced the attack of the Cosmic Form, it was powerless. When the mirror surface encountered the lone-eyed giant’s ice-blue gaze, it was immediately frozen into a black crystal.
A gust of cold wind blew and the black ice crystal was crushed into powder, causing it to descend from the skies.
Although the Canglang Water Technique could not be frozen and was able to even break down a part of the blue light, it was useless when the blue light came in beams.
There was only the Superior Orchid Cacti left, which possessed a tremendous explosive strength. It could take a little effect. Every time the blue light threatened to attack its enemy, Miao Shihao would use the Superior Orchid Cacti to counteract it. With its tremendous explosive strength, it could destroy the blue light temporarily.
But using the Superior Orchid Cacti imposed a huge burden on one’s mana. Miao Shihao could not use it freely. He could only use it when he was desperate. Even so, he could feel his mana depleting.
Promotion to the Intermediate Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage allowed one to guide the Nine Heavens Clear Air into his body. The cultivator’s mana would be replenished. But every use of the Superior Orchid Cacti would deplete a huge portion of Miao Shihao’s mana. At this point, his power was dwindling.
“Master, if you don’t make a move soon, I will be unable to take it anymore.” Miao Shihao thought of it agonizingly. Fortunately, he was resisting Yu Yiluan’s attack. Otherwise, with his incessant attacks, someone would fall sooner or later.
Among the rest, Jieyu handled another Yu Clan Grandmaster in the Intermediate Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage. Although he was in a lower realm, he could use his innate dragon power to circumvent that.
Although Yu Yiluan used his powers on Miao Shihao, the shockwaves from his attacks brought a lot of problems to Shi Tianhao, Jieyu and the rest.
Initially, they could match up with their opponents. But now, they were on the losing end.
Although there were only Tuntun and Yue Hongyan, they could defeat the Yu Clan 4 Aurous Core Stage cultivators and a bunch of Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators in the mountain valley.
But Yu Yiluan’s appearance brought about a strong repression through his aura that prevented the two of them from exhibiting what they had. They felt that their limbs were very rigid and their mana was very stagnant. Using them was very laborious.
In a split second, Yue Hongyan and Tuntun went from gaining the upper hand to being surrounded and attacked.
Yu Yiluan looked at Miao Shihao and said, “If you are waiting for reinforcements, then forget it. They cannot even protect themselves now.”
As if his words were being explained, there were two tremors of mana vibration from a distance. It was as if two huge tornadoes were running riot.
Gusts of squalls were causing havoc and blowing in all directions. It felt as if the skies in the distance would be torn apart into smaller pieces.
The tremors were as powerful as Yu Yiluan.
Over there, there were also 2 supreme cultivators in the Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage who had cultivated the Cosmic Form. Just by observing their mana vibration, one could tell that they were from the Aeolus Sect.
Yu Yiluan’s voice was not loud, but it resonated, “All of you have been wreaking havoc for too long already. All of you will pay the price for your past actions today.”
He looked at everyone from the Celestial Sect of Wonders calmly and his tone was indifferent, as if he was saying something that was normal.
To Yu Yiluan, the Celestial Sect of Wonders had tremendous potential. Lin Feng’s cultivation was also very powerful and the disciples were all ridiculously good.
But the Celestial Sect of Wonders was in an awkward period, that was Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao and the rest were in a shallow period of their cultivation. Although they were powerful, they had their limits.
In the Celestial Sect of Wonders, besides Lin Feng, the next person who was highest in cultivation was only Miao Shihao. The entire structure was composed of a powerful leader and a bunch of disciples who were still far away from him.
As the head of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, his powers were indeed shocking, as evidenced when he resisted the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation at the lakeside of the Sea of the Northern Winds. His disciples were also invincible in the same realm.
But in the Nascent Soul Stage battling platform, where the core of a sect was important, the Celestial Sect of Wonders seemed very ill-equipped.
In the near future, when Xiao Yan and the rest matured, they could fill the gaps. But now, it was the weakest period of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Once this period was over and Xiao Yan and the rest matured, with their current potential, the powers of the Celestial Sect of Wonders would improve leaps and bounds.
As they recognized this point, the Yu Clan and the Aeolus Sect acted decisively and make use of this prime opportunity.
In this battle, the goal of the Yu Clan and the Aeolus Sect was to eliminate the ‘freaks’ of the Celestial Sect of wonders.
Of course, to the Yu Clan, their main goal was Xiao Budian. He was their end goal of this mission.
For this, the two great powers activated 3 Nascent Soul Stage cultivators in the Advanced Stage and 4 in the Intermediate Stage. In terms of abilities, they were well above the Celestial Sect of Wonders, except for Lin Feng.
When Yu Yiluan said that Zhu Yi and the rest over at the other side could not even help themselves, he was not exaggerating. This was because they were about to face 2 Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters in the Advanced Stage and 2 Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters in the Intermediate Stage from the Aeolus Sect. They were under more pressure than Shi Tianhao or Miao Shihao over here.
“The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders should have gotten wind of what’s going on already.” Yu Yiluan lifted his head and muttered, “But even if he wants to come over to help them, he will not be able to do so.”
Miao Shihao used the Superior Orchid Cacti to destroy the beam of blue light that was released by Yu Yiluan. He was very fatigued already and this had always been his flaw.
He rolled his eyes at Yu Yiluan, “Don’t be too cocky now. You seem to forget how Yu Wanfeng died?”
Yu Yiluan’s expression did not change and he nodded his head, “Of course I remember. He was crushed by Mount Yujing. He didn’t even have a corpse.”
His expression was indifferent. As he looked at Miao Shihao creasing his brows, he felt cold in his heart.
“Since we did not forget how he died, how could we not have taken precautions to prevent the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders from controlling Mount Yujing from descending over here?”
Yu Yiluan looked at Miao Shihao calmly, “Besides the Nine Luminaries Heaven Crushing Formation, there are other strong formations that can be shifted.”
After hearing Yu Yiluan’s words, Miao Shihao’s expression changed. He seemed to have thought of something, “Don’t tell me…the Aeolus Sect brought their own Nine Heavens Squall Formation over here?”
Yu Yiluan looked at the sky above him, “That’s right. From when I revealed myself, this place has already been covered by the Nine Heavens Squall Formation. Even if the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders brings Mount Yujing over, he will not be able to break it.”
He lowered his head and his vision focused on Xiao Budian who was fighting with Yu Shiling, “Even if he breaks it in time, all of you will be dead by then.”
Over at the other side, Zhu Yi and the rest already knew about this. Zhu Yi stared at the Nascent Soul Stage Grandmaster from the Aeolus Sect, “Shifting the formation over is a big risk. Are you not scared that others will take the opportunity to attack your sect?”
The Aeolus Sect Nascent Soul Stage Grandmaster laughed, “How could you all have predicted our move? I am not afraid to tell you that there is another Nine Heavens Squall Formation at the Holy Wind Mountain for protection.”
Zhu Yi’s gaze flashed, “Your sect has the power to form two formations?”
“This is none of your business.” The Nascent Soul Stage Grandmaster laughed coldly, “You just need to know that none of you will leave here alive.”
At this point, a voice resonated in the sky. “Oh? I don’t think so.”
Before he even finished speaking, the entire place started to change. Innumerable streaks of light formed a huge formation in the sky with a weird rhythm and pattern.
Within the formation, various forms of runes and formation maps started to surface. They combined together and slowly formed a huge, black and white pattern, covering the entire place.
Before the Aeolus Sect or the Yu Family cultivators could react, the formation had already sucked in Yu Yiluan and 3 Nascent Soul Stage cultivators in the Advanced Stage.
Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar revealed itself in space and watched everything that was going on.
The tides had been turned. Without the repression of Yu Yiluan and the three Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters, Zhu Yi, Xiao Budian, Miao Shihao and the rest could gain an upper hand against the other 4 Nascent Soul Stage cultivators in the Intermediate Stage.
At this point, there was a water droplet that appeared and slowly floated in front of Lin Feng.
“Your formation is indeed powerful. It can hide you within space and within the internal sections of the Nine Heavens Squall Formation. Even I was tricked.” The water droplet gradually grew ten feet high. It was converted to a portal and someone walked out from it.
This person looked at Lin Feng and said, “However, you are just an avatar. You are useless. I will kill your disciples and destroy your avatar today.”
Lin Feng looked at the middle-aged man, “Head of the Yu Clan, Xuanming Holy Man, Yu Xintao?”