Chapter 403: Don’t Complicate Easy Matters
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng looked at the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster calmly. “Oh? You mean, you have a way to actually enter the Secret Treasure?”
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster smiled with equal parts pride and arrogance. “That’s right. To enter the Kun Peng Secret Treasure, you must possess pure Kun Peng blood – and I do.”
Lin Feng scanned his bird-faced, fish-headed form, realization coming across him. “So this guy merged the Kun Peng’s bloodline into his own body – that’s why his physique turned out this way.”
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster before him, actually, was no longer just a simple human, but half-human, half-Demon. He used to be human, but after merging the Kun Peng’s bloodline with his body, the fusion of blood caused his outwards appearance to incline towards that of the Kun Peng.
The spell he casted previously – the materializing of that immense hand – integrated the Unique Gift of the Kun Peng as well. That palm evoked the deepest abyss of the ocean blue, while the spreading of the fingers bore the resemblance to the giant avians of yore spreading their colossal wings. It wasn’t just the physical appearance – they contained esoteric Spatial Mysteries as well.
Displeased by being inspected from head to toe by Lin Feng’s unreserved gaze, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster snorted. “Understand now? To enter the Kun Peng Secret Treasure, you have to cooperate with me.”
Hearing this, a relaxed smile came to Lin Feng’s lips. “My rule of thumb has always been to, as much as possible, deal with complex matters in the simplest ways possible. Don’t try to outsmart yourself, and end up complicating simple matters instead.”
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was taken aback for a moment. “What do you mean?”
“I know how to penetrate the North Polar Sea’s Black Ice, as well as how to pinpoint the exact location of the Kun Peng Secret Treasure. The only thing I’m missing is Kun Peng blood,” Lin Feng said calmly. “So, I just have to capture you and I would have fulfilled all the conditions, right?”
“Such a simple thing, why do you need to make it so complicated?”
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster seethed with the anger, to the extent that he laughed out loud instead. “Those are some arrogant and unappreciative words! I was doing you a favor by willing to give you a share. Since you’re foolish enough to refuse, then I’ll teach you a lesson on why you shouldn’t do things the hard way!”
As he speaks, he did not pause for even a second as he slammed his palms together and then separated them violently. A fierce squall erupted, coming straight at Lin Feng to form a savage slash.
Wherever the squall passed, massive gashes were torn in the air, like ugly, twisted wounds.
Lin Feng’s lips curved upwards slightly as he extended his right hand outwards flatly. Black light flickered on his palm; within the glow, the image of a colossal tree swayed. The tree has a trunk of iron and branches that evoke unyielding dragons, betraying a Concept of Strength – indestructible, indomitable, indissoluble.
The squall struck the image of the Steel Tree, violently twisting in the air and finally exploded into thousands of blades of wind, shooting off in all directions.
Those small blades, upon landing within the mountains, carved deep cracks into the stone, with the peaks of some of the smaller mountains being split open entirely.
Even mere ripples, after being diffused, possess such power, tells much about the destructive potential of the initial, intact squall.
However, the image of the Steel Tree in Lin Feng’s right hand only swayed violently, like a stone being tossed into the surface of a pond – generating innumerable ripples, but everything still return to tranquility in the end like nothing ever happened.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s face turned dark, but the greedy glow in his eyes grew even brighter.
The Saros Steel Tree – its greatest strength was its impregnable defense. It was the uncrowned king among all Demons in terms of defense, an attribute few could match.
Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar’s strength rose significantly after surviving the Thunder Tribulations and attaining Nascent Soul stage, especially its defense – frightening was the only descriptor that came close.
After blocking the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s attack, Lin Feng, unflustered, extended his finger and pointed at him.
Dual Dimension Vaccum Charm!
Lin Feng’s spell was instantly activated, the target being the space where the lower half of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s body resided. The boundary of the interchanged space marked, precisely, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s waist.
Once the spell was activated, this old creep would be chopped cleanly in half.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster quickly realized something’s wrong and tried to freeze space with his own Mana, but he realized that there was no effect whatsoever.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, the great Advanced Nascent Soul cultivator, the two halves of his bodies separated from each other without a fuss. When he came to his senses, he found that his body below the waist has already disappeared!
He gazed blankly into space, to see, in the distance, Lin Feng holding his lower body by one leg.
Lin Feng smiled. “Okay. Now, I have the last thing needed to open the Kun Peng Secret Treasure – Kun Peng bloodline as well.”
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s veins bounced as the whites of his eyes turned a pure black. With his Nascent Soul stage abilities, just being cut in half would not kill him – he still has the chance to take over a new body. However, how could a new body match the original one, fused with the bloodline of the Kun Peng?
“You’re asking to die!” The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster roared as a ball of light flew out of his head, forming a massive bird – the Peng. Cyan feathers covered the entirety of its body; its beak was golden, and its head was topped with white plumes.
Seeing this, Lin Feng felt some amusement. “Oh, this guy’s Cosmic Form is the form of the Kun Peng? But now there’s only the Peng here – why would that be?”
The Kun Peng, when in water, was the Kun; when it emerges, it was the Peng. That, was the pure form of the Unique Gift of the Kun Peng race.
Right now, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was obviously solidifying the Cosmic Form with his own Mana; in theory, it should have both forms, the Kun and the Peng. However, here, there was only the avian form of the Peng.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster let out a severe cry. As the gargantuan wings of the Peng Cosmic Form flapped, gale and tempest filled the entire sky.
It was the first time in his life that Lin Feng had seen such powerful Wind class attack from anyone but the Heavenly Wind Holy Man.
The Cosmic Form was the foundation of the strength of an Advanced Nascent Soul cultivator. As the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster attacked with his Cosmic Form now, his power far exceeded the previous initiation. Despite the Saros Steel Tree’s incredible natural defense, it would be hard to have complete confidence when going up against Advanced Nascent Soul as a Beginner Nascent Soul.
However, Lin Feng had no plans to place himself in the passive defense position. Facing the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s Cosmic Form, Lin Feng smiled slightly and extended his right hand outwards. His half-closed fingers first spread, and then clenched suddenly into a fist.
A tremendous sound resonated through the Void and shook the Universe. The entire patch of Void before Lin Feng disintegrated abruptly, forming endless elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water – that thundered on.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s Cosmic Form had brought countless squalls, roaring with fervor and momentum. However, as Lin Feng clenched his fingers, the Void shattered and boundless elements thundered, evoking the primal state of chaos of the universe before Heaven and Earth were separated.
The chaotic elements of the universe charged at the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster like a raging torrent.
It was only when it came to this point that the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s expression changed completely. “Who the hell are you, exactly?” He did not dare to hesitate further and immediately exposed everything he has left in store.
The vast, blue-green feathered wings of the Peng, flying high above his head, suddenly turned pitch-black.
Once the black wings were extended, the entire world turned bleak and desolate, pitch-black as if it was plunged instantly from the brightest day into the darkest night.
The universe was engulfed entirely in darkness. All light, all objects, all life, completely swallowed up by the darkness.
Lin Feng’s eyes lit up. “What a familiar Concept of Strength…the most extreme darkness, isn’t this the Origin of Darkness Concept unique to the beast of darkness, Mingdu? Apart the Kun Peng bloodline, you received the inheritance of the Mingdu as well?”
Although the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster has used the entirety of the two great beasts’ power, he was still no match for Lin Feng’s earth-fragmenting spell. Earth, Air, Fire and Water, chaotic and turbulent, rapidly tore the darkness apart, revealing the world once again.
But having blocked for a moment, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s Peng Cosmic Form snatched up his remaining body and fled, its wings vibrating at maximum frequency.
Having transformed into Peng form, the Kun Peng’s speed was one of the fastest in the entire Demonic Clan. At full power, the speed, if nothing else, of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s Cosmic Form has already matched the speed of a typical Immortal Soul elder.
Such great speed was completely impossible for Nascent Soul cultivators to catch up to.
Seeing this, Lin Feng laughed as he waved his hand. A large purple flag appeared before him; grasping it, he waved the flag and instantly, two shapeless, formless squalls charged out, traversing infinite space and chasing towards the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was disdainful at first but he soon realized that the speed of the two squalls was even faster than him.
In addition, these two shapeless squalls were extremely powerful. Forming a cross, they struck the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s Cosmic Form and instantly split it into fragments.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster collapsed, drained. He attempted to resist, but by this time, Lin Feng has already caught up and waved the purple flag again. A gigantic Black Ice Crystal emerged, radiating a blood-curdling chill as it froze the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster over.
The mighty strength of the freeze made it impossible for the Advanced Nascent Soul Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster to even self-destruct his own Soul. He could only watch as he was frozen and captured, completely incapable of resisting.
This Black Ice Crystal was the False God Lin Feng has forged by fusing the Cosmic Form of the Yu Clan’s Advanced Nascent Soul cultivator, Yu Yiluan, with his Soul. Its strength vastly exceeded Nascent Soul stage; in a contest of strength, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was no match.
The two squalls that chased up to him previously were no ordinary squalls either, but False Gods forged by Lin Feng as well. With the Souls and Cosmic Forms of the two Aeolus Sect Advanced Nascent Soul cultivators as raw material, the essence of a lifetime’s worth of mantras was fused with the Nine Heavens Formless Squall. Although they were False Gods, in terms of speed, they were of Immortal Soul-level as well.
Lin Feng captured the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster with the Black Ice Crystal False God, incapacitating his Soul and extracting his memories. As expected, much was derived.
“He has been rather fortunate, but it was all for my benefit now,” Lin Feng thought. “Apart from the Kun Peng Secret Treasure, he even knows of the location of a complete Mingdu corpse. Its value is not much lower than that of the Kun Peng Secret Treasure – to me, maybe even more important.”
Among the Six Forms of Creation and Destruction of the Two Elements of Creation Formation, there was one Change known as the Change of Light and Darkness. If Lin Feng was able to obtain the Mingdu corpse, he might be able to satisfy one of the two core criteria of the Change of Light and Darkness.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster has one more secret that slightly surprised Lin Feng; that what he just captured was only an Avatar of his.
This old creep’s actual body was at Advanced Nascent Soul stage; the Avatar he forged was also Advanced Nascent Soul stage. He mastered two Cosmic Forms, one the Kun form of the Kun Peng, the other the Peng form.
When he attained Immortal Soul stage in the future, unlike others, he will combine the four – two Souls, two Cosmic Forms – into one with a secret technique.
But there were still many difficulties involved, which was why the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster cared so much about the Kun Peng Secret Treasure. If he obtained the complete inheritance of the Kun Peng, he could safely take the next step, attaining Immortal Soul.
Now that his Avatar was capture by Lin Feng, his actual body was naturally alerted, simultaneously angry and frightened.
Lin Feng shook his head, smiling, as he stowed the purple flag and hurried towards Mount Qingyang, not far outside the city of Tianjing. After the end of his examinations, Zhu Yi will go to pray before his late mother, Meng Bingyun, and sweep her grave.
It so happened that Lin Feng wanted to verify something as well.