Chapter 387: Using the Aurous Core to Kill the Nascent Soul
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Where is Mount Yujing?
Besides Lin Feng, no one knew. But it was not difficult to guess. One just had to think about what was the most beneficial to Lin Feng to guess the location of Mount Yujing.
If Lin Feng brought Mount Yujing along with the Golden Crow Grand Sage to destroy the Holy Wind Mountain, then the Aeolus Sect’s foundation would be destroyed without a doubt. If the Heavenly Wind Holy Man remained to kill Xiao Budian and the rest with Yu Xintao, then the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ foundation would be destroyed too.
But the question was, would Lin Feng attempt such a gamble?
If Mount Yujing was hidden somewhere close, then Lin Feng would be in a winning position.
If the Heavenly Wind Holy Man did not leave, when Mount Yujing crashed down, it would not be good for him and Yu Xintao. The Celestial Sect of Wonders’ disciples would not be placed in a precarious situation while the Holy Wind Mountain would continue to be under attack by the Golden Crow Grand Sage. Without the Heavenly Wind Holy Man holding the fort, it would not be able to sustain for long. The Aeolus Sect was in a crisis.
If the Heavenly Wind Holy Man returned to the Holy Wind Mountain, then Lin Feng did not even have to use Mount Yujing. His original self just needed to rush over to make things difficult for Yu Xintao. If he commanded Mount Yujing to crash down, Yu Xintao would most likely perish.
This reasoning was understood by the Heavenly Wind Holy Man and Yu Xintao, which made their expressions change.
“Please understand, Comrade Yu. I have to return.” The Heavenly Wind Holy Man sighed. He looked at the Two Elements of Creation Formation for one last time before disappearing, travelling through space to return to the Holy Wind Mountain.
Since he wanted to go, the Heavenly Wind Holy Man also brought the Nine Heavens Squall Formation along with him. Without him controlling the formation, it would not be able to resist if Mount Yujing crashed down.
Yu Xintao was in low spirits at this point. The Heavenly Holy Man just left, which left him in a disastrous predicament.
The alliance between the Aeolus Sect and the Yu Clan had been cut. Yu Xintao wanted to retreat, but Yu Yiluan and the rest of the Yu Clan Nascent Soul Grandmasters were still stuck in the Two Elements of Creation Formation. If he just left, then all of them would be abandoned there.
For the Heavenly Wind Holy Man, there was a similar problem. Although he returned to the Holy Wind Mountain, all his efforts were wasted, which made him regretful.
Lin Feng looked at Yu Xintao and smiled, “Please try to guess whether you will break through my formation first or will I kill more Yu Clan Nascent Soul Stage cultivator?”
In front of Yu Xintao, a light illusion suddenly appeared. As the final image stabilized, Yu Xintao became even more depressed as he saw it.
The Yu Clan Nascent Soul Stage Grandmaster, Yu Shiling, was fighting Xiao Budian. It was just that Shi Tianhao was gaining the upper hand.
The tides changed. Initially, due to Yu Yiluan’s Cosmic Form, Shi Tianhao was under a lot of pressure and was on the losing end. But now that they were stuck within the Two Elements of Creation Formation, Yu Shiling was the one who was pressured and was being defeated by Shi Tianhao.
With the help of the two Nascent Soul Stage magic items, Shi Tianhao’s power was only slightly below Yu Shiling. With the geographical advantage that he had, Xiao Budian was at an advantage.
Yu Shiling was extremely down now. Although the power of the Two Elements of Creation Formation was mainly used to deal with Yu Xintao, just separating a portion of it was enough to influence the result between him and Shi Tianhao.
Shi Tianhao looked at Yu Shiling, “You can feel angry. Even though I am in the Aurous Core Stage, I can defeat you in the Intermediate Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage.
As he said, Shi Tianhao extended his head. A light golden hammer appeared in his right hand. He grabbed the hammer and knocked it against the Green Bronze Ding of Emptiness.
Golden ripples that looked like water ripples appeared in space, crushing Yu Shiling’s Xuanming Primordial Water.
Yu Shiling’s expression changed. Who knew Xiao Budian went even further. He stretched his left hand and revealed a piece of golden silk.
Before his opponent could even react, Xiao Budian pasted the piece of golden silk on himself. His entire body flashed with a golden radiance.
He looked in the sky and roared, emanating a ferocious aura.
Normally, many people judged Shi Tianhao to be like a cub of an Immemorial Demon. This was used to describe him having extraordinary abilities even though he was young.
However, now, after Shi Tianhao pasted the golden silk on himself, he was not like a cub of an Immemorial Demon anymore. He was like a live Immemorial Demon descending in the mortal world, who was extremely fierce.
At least towards Yu Shiling, the person standing in front of him was like a ferocious demon.
During the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, Shi Tianhao shocked everyone. But in truth, because he did not use any magic item and only his own abilities to fight his opponents, that wasn’t his or Zhu Yi’s strongest self.
This piece of golden silk was obtained when Shi Tianhao, Yue Hongyan, Zhuge Fengling and the rest went to retrieve the Avīci Infernal Gale. Although it looked like a piece of silk, Lin Feng confirmed that it was actually the skin of a Grand Sage in the demonic clan who had an Undying Demon Soul.
It contained a tremendous power as well as deep principles of Taoism. It was only after Xiao Budian promoted to the Intermediate Stage of the Aurous Core Stage did he understand part of the wonders behind it. Now that he put on the skin of the beast, his powers were boosted greatly.
Shi Tianhao’s body was converted entirely to a golden color. The surface of his body seemed to carry a continuous movement of runes. He was holding the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell while the Green Bronze Ding of Emptiness was floating beside him. Above him, an ancient, circular mirror that was constructed out of ice soul was floating and the mirror light was pointing towards Yu Shiling.
“Today, I will kill a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator.” Xiao Budian said. His tone was calm and he did not seem to hesitate.
Not just killing a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator in the Beginner Stage, but one in the Intermediate Stage!
Yu Shiling took a deep breath and said coldly, “Although it is not worth, I shall exchange my life for your defeat today.” As he finished, a huge amount of Xuanming Primordial Water appeared and was converted to countless black water droplets that were extremely cultivated. They circled around him.
They did not continue talking and the battle continued with even more intensity then before.
Yu Xintao saw this scene and had nothing to say. But his black ice soul and Theorem of Xuanming gained even greater powers, sweeping the entire internal world within the Two Elements of Creation Formation.
The Yu Clan was risking their lives. So was the Heavenly Wind Holy Man. His pain was immense at this point in time.
4 Nascent Soul Stage cultivators – 2 in the Intermediate Stage and 2 in the Advanced Stage – were trapped within Lin Feng’s formation. If they were all killed, even if the Heavenly Wind Holy Man managed to preserve the Holy Wind Mountain, the Aeolus Sect would also be placed in a precarious position.
Such a large-scale battle had already led to huge losses, and it was not just a simple description of physical injuries or harm towards one’s vital energy.
But the Heavenly Wind Hoy Man had no other choice. If the Golden Crow Grand Sage destroyed the Nine Heavens Squall Formation of the Holy Wind Mountain, the entire Aeolus Sect would be wiped clean and years of foundation would come to naught.
“If it can hold for some time, then it will be fine.” The Heavenly Wind Holy Man bore a hatred in his heart, “Celestial Sect of Wonders! After this is over, the Aeolus Sect will take its revenge!”
As long as the Heavenly Wind Holy Man could protect the Holy Wind Mountain for some time, the other Immortal Soul Stage Elders of the Divine Lands would not watch as a Great Demonic Saint wreak havoc in the mortal world. This had nothing to do with benefits, but the bottomline between both clans.
“Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, you colluded with the demonic clan. Let’s see how you can explain that. I want to watch as your reputation is ruined!”
As he thought of that, the Heavenly Wind Holy Man travelled hundred thousands of miles through space. After a while, he finally arrived at the Holy Wind Mountain.
At this point, the Holy Wind Mountain was covered in a sea of fire. The wave of heat caused the entire world to be razed to the ground.
Only the Holy Wind Mountain that was protected by the Nine Heavens Formless Squall was there and it was attacked continuously by flames.
Above it, there were two suns burning all matter beneath it.
The Golden Crow Grand Sage unleashed all that he had and his entire body seemed to be converted into the Sun. As he burned in the sky, he was like the real Sun.
“Hand it over or the Aeolus Sect would be wiped out today!”
As he saw the Heavenly Wind Holy Man rushing over, the Golden Crow Grand Sage did not bother and laughed loudly.
The Heavenly Wind Holy Man snorted, “Just worry about whether you can even return to the Barren Lands.”
His figure flashed and he had already returned to the Holy Wind Mountain to hold the fort.
With the Immortal Soul Stage cultivator around, the power of the Nine Heavens Squall Formation experienced a huge change. The ferocious squall was like thousands of sharp spears, attacking the sea of fire outside it.
The squall collided with the sea of fire, causing a huge explosion.
The flames were extinguished by the squall while the squall was destroyed by the fire.
The Heavenly Wind Holy Man was stationed in the pavilion within the Holy Wind Mountain. He looked at the two Suns in the sky expressionlessly. He used his hands to conjure a spell.
A loud “boom” rang out. Above the Holy Wind Mountain, a huge gap was formed as space exploded. Over there, there were unlimited squalls blowing.
The Heavenly Wind Holy Man used the Nine Heavens Squall Formation to communicate with the Heavenly Squall Layer in the Nine Heavens. Over there, it was filled with countless and the most primitive Nine Heavens Formless Squall. It was very dangerous there. It was also in the same level as the Void Storm that caused many cultivators to be afraid of. Even if an Immortal Soul Stage Elder could enter, he was not safe.
The formation was so frightening because it tapped on the natural power of the Heavens and Earth to gain an advantage.
The Nine Heavens Squall Formation was like the Two Elements of Creation Formation and Nine Luminaries Heaven Crushing Formation, which could shift their positions. This was because the geographical condition that it relied on was not the Holy Wind Mountain but the Heavenly Squall Layer.
Under the guidance of the Nine Heavens Squall Formation, the brutal, primitive squall descended and destroyed the sea of fire surrounding the Holy Wind Mountain almost immediately. It then targeted the Sun in the sky that the Golden Crow Grand Sage converted to. It was a huge battle.
This was the scary part of the Nine Heavens Squall Formation.
Although the powers of the Golden Crow Grand Sage were above the Heavenly Wind Holy Man by not just a level, the Heavenly Wind Holy Man could resist it as he controlled the Nine Heavens Squall Formation.
The Heavenly Wind Holy Man heaved a sigh of relief, “Good, as long as I protect it for some time, this demon will know when to retreat. Unless it wants to be surrounded and killed.”
At this point, the Heavenly Wind Holy Man had a feeling and he turned his head to look in another direction of space.
Over there, the space seemed to be like boiling water, as it started to vibrate vigorously.
A purple mist started to surface in the sky and expanded in all directions. Suddenly, the entire sky was dyed purple.
The Heavenly Wind Holy Man was shocked, “How is this possible?!”