Chapter 391: The Heavenly Oyster Golden Pearl
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng sat on top of Mount Yujing as he felt strong, uncontrolled ripples of mana coming straight towards him from the horizon.
Soon, however, the ripple of mana stopped. It appeared to keep its distance from Mount Yujing. They could all feel that the demonic aura of the Golden Crow Grand Sage disappearing.
From the void, a voice came, “Are you the master of the Celestial Sect?”
Lin Feng replied calmly, “No, that’s me.”
“My fellow Taoist, are you here for the Golden Crow Grand Sage? I had already vanquished him. He is no longer able to continue his evil-doing ways in the Divine Lands. There’s nothing to be worried about.”
The ripples of mana all halted in that instant neatly and a calm resumed.
Lin Feng could feel many psychic consciousnesses gauging Mount Yujing, but they were unable to penetrate its defences.
Calmly, he released the restraints he had placed on the soul carcass of the Golden Crow Grand Sage and in that instant, a giant violent and oppressive force burst forth.
The group of Nascent Soul cultivators who had come to help nodded their heads in unison. They could ascertain that the Golden Crow Grand Sage had been severely wounded and was indeed being suppressed by Lin Feng and Mount Yujing.
They too saw Mount Yujing in real life for the first time and their emotions were highly complex. They heard tales of its powers, but only today did they witness these powers in action.
While the power of the Golden Crow Grand Sage ranked last amongst the Ten Demonic Saints, he was still one of the great demons that had wrecked havoc across the lands for eons. He had formed his Undying Demonic Soul and controlled the Grand Sun Primordial Flame. His actual battling abilities surpassed many other demonic saints. Who could have predicted that he would now be trapped within the Kunlun Mountains?
Someone asked suddenly, “When I came, the Holy Wind Mountain had already been destroyed. May I ask the master of the Celestial Sect where is the Heavenly Wind Holy Man?”
While they did not see it personally, they could more or less derive from the remnant mana as well as the flow of the Cosmic Vital Spirit what had happened. While the Holy Wind Mountain had been destroyed by the Golden Crow Grand Sage’s Grand Sun Primordial Flame, the Nine Heavens Squall Formation had clashed intensely with Mount Yujing.
However, the Nine Heavens Squall Formation was ultimately destroyed by Mount Yujing.
At this point, they knew that the Heavenly Wind Holy Man had been defeated. Before his defeat, he had clashed intensely with Lin Feng and Mount Yujing.
Lin Feng said, “The Heavenly Wind Holy Man tried to do me in. I killed him.” Everyone could feel the last bits of aura from the Heavenly Wind Holy Man, so Lin Feng admitted to his action honestly.
However, in that instant, he was able to better understand the true powers of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage. In the ambush, the Golden Crow Grand Sage had been left half-dead without so much as a scratch on his body.
Upon hearing that Lin Feng had killed the Heavenly Wind Holy Man, Lin Feng could feel an aura of suspicion from everyone.
Lin Feng’s expression was calm as he continued, “The Golden Crow Grand Sage invaded the Divine Lands. I believe all of my fellow Taoists will agree that expelling this demon is a blameless act. Hence, he is now crushed under Mount Yujing.”
“The Aeolus Sect tried to invade my Celestial Sect of Wonders. Hence, I had to settle this debt with the Heavenly Wind Holy Man. That is all.”
Everyone was silent as they did their calculations in their hearts.
Lin Feng felt a tugging in his heart. He summoned the purple wind to transport the soul carcass of the Golden Crow Grand Sage from underneath the mountain into the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World on top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree.
The Golden Crow Grand Sage’s soul carcass suddenly felt a sense of unease, “What are you doing?”
Lin Feng smiled as he turned his head to look at the maiden bearing a giant sword who was walking endlessly around the tree. He then took the soul carcass of the Golden Crow Grand Sage and walked before sword-bearing maiden as he tried to communicate with her with his own psychic consciousness.
Since the last time the giant sword left the scabbard, Lin Feng discovered that the sword-bearing maiden, while expressionless, was imbued with a bit more spiritual energy than before.
It could be because the one-third of the sword had already been sharpened.
Using the good karma he obtained from helping her with sharpening her sword the previous time, Lin Feng tried to communicate with the maiden.
She did not stop walking. However, to Lin Feng’s delight, his probing appeared to have received some form of a response.
He brought the soul carcass of the Golden Crow Grand Sage before her before telepathically communicating to her a message.
The sword-bearing maiden suddenly stopped. She looked down at the Golden Crow Grand Sage.
The Golden Crow Grand Sage was stunned. He was about to make a last-ditched effort at resistance. With his soul carcass, his strength still rivalled that of a Nascent Soul stage cultivator.
However, the silver chains binding the giant sword to her back suddenly undid themselves. The giant scabbard came crashing down on the Golden Crow Grand Sage.
The Golden Crow Grand Sage bellowed in rage. He was crushed under the weight of the scabbard and completely immobilized.
The silhouette of the maiden slowly disappeared. All that was left was the giant scabbard crushing down upon the Golden Crow Grand Sage.
Soon, an expression of pain appeared on the Golden Crow Grand Sage’s face. In both confusion and fear, he cursed the scabbard, “This thing…”
He could feel giant, rusty cleaver sharpening itself against his demonic soul, with each slice cutting deep into him.
The Golden Crow Grand Sage was like a whetstone. The giant sword in the scabbard rubbed endlessly on him, borrowing upon his demonic soul to get rid of its rust and imperfection.
Soon, the amount of blemish was reduced and the power of the giant sword increased. On the other hand, the Golden Crow Grand Sage’s soul was gradually weakened by the process.
It was a long and slow process.
Looking at it, Lin Feng nodded his head and said, “My prediction was correct. This was the most appropriate way to deal with the Golden Crow Grand Sage.”
Despite having only a soul carcass left, the Golden Crow Grand Sage was still immensely powerful. If Lin Feng were to use his own powers to keep it down, then he could not do anything else.
If he were to use the powers of Mount Yujing to suppress him, then it would affect Mount Yujing’s mobility and power balance. Mount Yujing would no longer be able to enter and exit the void, which was unacceptable to Lin Feng.
Hence, Lin Feng decided to use the giant sword to suppress the Golden Crow Grand Sage. In the meantime, he was also increasing the powers of the giant sword and bringing it to a next level.
Lin Feng slammed his palms together and cast a spell. With a deafening noise, Mount Yujing lifted itself off the ground and flew in the sky.
The Black Heavenly Treasure Tree on top of Mount Yujing immediately gave off the Seven-Colored Treasure Light as the leaves and branches of the trees began to tremble. The Seven-Colored Treasure Light sliced apart space as the giant white mountain entered the void.
In an instant, the magnificent mountain, the many layers of purple gas and the giant Treasure Tree all disappeared.
Instead, all that was left was a blue sky and white clouds. The wind blew gently and everyone could hear Lin Feng say, in a voice that felt as formless as the breeze, “If the Demonic Clan were to invade again in the future, I would not hesitate to fight them off.”
In an instant, the entire area surrounding Mount Yujing appeared to have disappeared.
The many Immortal Soul stage elders in the void were all silent. Thoughts dashed through their heads but they did not dare to do anything.
Lin Feng rode Mount Yujing through the chaotic currents of the void until he heard Yan Mingyue’s message, “Master Lin, you really outdid yourself this time.”
“The Aeolus Sect and the Yu Family sought to undermine me. All I did was to return them the favor,” Lin Feng replied calmly. “However, I still have to thank the Great Void Sect regardless.”
In this operation against the Celestial Sect of Wonders, another person had sought to join. It was one of the Mount Shu Six Passages of Sword, the master of the Lixiong Sword, the Lixiong Swordmaster.
During the battle of the sect-opening ceremony in Shazhou City earlier, Kong Chang, the Lixiong Swordmaster, was defeated by Lin Feng. While Lin Feng spared his life, the Lixiong Swordmaster did suffer a major humiliation. For him to bear this grudge was natural.
This time, when the Heavenly Wind Holy Man and the Xuanming Holy Man formed an alliance to defeat the Celestial Sect of Wonders, they too sought to contact the Lixiong Swordmaster. He almost came, but he was stopped by members of the Great Void Sect.
Of course, the Great Void Sect had their reasons for doing so. It was not purely to help Lin Feng.
Yan Mingyue smiled briefly and said, “You are too kind, Master Lin. I won’t dare to claim recognition for my actions. The person who made this decision was my Big Senior.”
“Oh?” Lin Feng nodded his head. “Is that so?”
Yan Mingyue suddenly asked, “The treasure that the Golden Crow Grand Sage had sought, do you possess it?”
“Correct,” replied Lin Feng. “Are you interested in it?”
Yan Mingyue replied, “Not really, but I do want to remind Master Lin that the Heavenly Oyster Golden Pearl could bring problems for you. Rumors amongst the Barren Expanses had it that the item was a long-lost treasure of the demonic clan. It apparently contained many secrets. However, the rumors could not be ascertained.”
“Similar rumors like this are plentiful. Many, however, were actually just lies.”
“However, some demonic tribe members would take them seriously. Apparently, the Golden Crow Grand Sage was one of them.”
Lin Feng’s eyes narrowed as he said, “The Heavenly Oyster Golden Pearl? Hm, I have an idea as to what to do right now. Thank you, Taoist Yan, for your advice.”
“You are too kind, Master Lin,” replied Yan Mingyue with a smile. She then said, “Furthermore, I wish to inform Master Lin that the Xuanming Holy Man had already received news that you had killed the Heavenly Wind Holy Man and suppressed the Golden Crow Grand Sage. Amongst the many Immortal Soul stage elders who had rushed over just now, one of them was the leader of the Shi Family.”
“What a pity, we could have met,” said Lin Feng calmly. “As for the Xuanming Holy Man, I could feel changes going on within him.”
The ‘changes’ were that the Xuanming Holy Man, Yu Xintao, had been driven into a corner.
He began to bombard Lin Feng’s Two Elements of Creation Formation furiously and ceaselessly, not because he wanted to break through the Formation to kill Lin Feng but rather to escape from it.
While he was tens of thousands of lis apart, Mount Yujing could tunnel through the void and close the distance quickly. Yu Xintao could not escape even if he wanted to.
In comparison against the Two Elements of Creation, Yu Xintao was in an advantageous position. At this moment, he did not seek to kill anyone but just to escape, and hence, the difficulty of his actions was massively reduced. However, the crux of the issue was whether he could escape before Mount Yujing returned.
Using the cracked Black Ice Crystal of his Immortal Soul avatar as well as his magic treasure the Theorem of Xuanming, Yu Xintao successfully broke through the Two Elements of Creation Formation. Without pausing, he sought to flee.
He did not even bother to rescue the Nascent Soul stage grandmasters, Yu Yiluan and Yu Shiling, both of whom were trapped in the Formation as well.
This was not because he was heartless. Like the Heavenly Wind Holy Man who rushed back to the Holy Wind Mountain to render assistance, his heart cried out for the losses of his lieutenants. But he had to act decisively.
Reality demonstrated that Yu Xintao’s actions were correct. Right after he left, Lin Feng and Mount Yujing reached his location.
Lin Feng turned towards the Two Elements of Creation Formation where he saw Shi Tianhao (Xiao Budian’s real name) battling fiercely against Shi Tieling, a mid-Nascent Soul grandmaster who was one whole tier above him.