Chapter 413: Capture Everyone
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The being that appeared was indeed only the Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar and not his original body.
Lin Feng’s pinched a round and golden pearl in his fingers and a look of amusement came across his face as he stared back at the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster. “Oh? The Original Mirage Oyster Talisman? From the looks of it, it probably originates from the Mirage Oyster demon tribe from the Barren Expanses.”
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster could already feel the bitterness in his mouth. “Since you can already locate us from the start, why did you still let your other disciples to distract everybody?”
Lin Feng smiled but did not respond. He was not obliged to give the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster an explanation.
In reality, he miscalculated and did not expect that the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster and the others had a magic treasure like the Original Mirage Oyster Talisman. However, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster did not expect that Lin Feng had a Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl in his possession, which countered the effects of the Original Mirage Oyster Talisman by nature.
As for him letting Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and the others gather together to draw most of the cultivators away, the reason was simple.
There was a saying that justice was a timid little girl, and only when many people were present would it appear. It was a little extreme, but for the majority of people and the majority of circumstances this saying was highly accurate.
After all, evil was sometimes a coward as well. The less people there were in the proximity, the more likely it was to appear.
If the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster and company had the ability to defeat the entire host of people there, then they did not have to be wary of anybody – they could just fight them head-on.
But the problem was that they did not, and if Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao did not draw everybody away, then the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster could just hide amongst the throng and wait for his opportunity to show himself.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was taken aback, and the three old men beside him reacted the same away. Still, they recovered relatively quickly.
Ferocity shot out of the Nine-Talons Condor King’s eyes and he turned to the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster. “You’re sure that his original body cannot come here?”
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster recovered and stared at Lin Feng with a sinister smile. “At least it’s impossible in a short period of time.”
The Nine-Talons Condor King exclaimed, “Then let’s destroy his avatar before anything else! No matter how powerful he is, he cannot possibly defeat us if we work together. Once we have retrieved the Secret Manual of Kun Peng and received its teachings, even if his original body is here he won’t be able to do anything to us!”
After his exclamation, the Nine-Talons Condor King howled and loosed his human form and reverted back to his real demon race form. He morphed into a giant golden condor with feathers of steel. He had nine sharp talons below his stomach a ferocious radiance emanated from his eyes.
Tun Tun melted open a tunnel with her Grand Sun Primordial Fire right where they were located. The space within the tunnel was small and narrow, and the surrounding was all tough layers of black ice. When the Nine-Talons Condor King revealed his true form, it as naturally not his real size – right now, he seemed like a normal hunting eagle.
Yet, his strength remained the same. The Nine-Talons Golden Condor howled again and rays of light began to concentrate around his head, and an illusion of a golden condor appeared. It was his Cosmic Form, and the illusion was also a miniature one. The Heaven and Earth Appearance was naturally a powerful abhijna with the autonomy to alter its size.
The Nine-Talons Condor King made his move and the others did not sit around and watch. The Black Frost Grandmaster slapped his head and a completely crystallized and transparent statue appeared from within the light. The statue stood on the surface and instantly lowered the temperature of the icy tunnel even more.
The Black Frost Grandmaster’s mantra originated from snow and ice, and in an environment of such extreme coldness, even though he could not directly channel the power of the infinite layers of black ice, the battle prowess was undoubtedly boosted in such an environment.
The logic was the same for the Northern Sea Whale King and the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster.
The Northern Sea Whale King was a whale that became a demon in the ocean, and in the water he could increase the power of his abilities two-fold. The glaciers beneath his feet could be channeled in battle and deep below the surface of the Northern Polar Sea, it was especially cold from by nature.
His Cosmic Form was a gigantic whale. The illusion was also minimized within the small space of the icy tunnel. Even though it was less visually intimidating, the strength of the ripples of mana was no less formidable.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster began to work his mantra and integrated the teachings from Kun Peng. The fact that both he and his avatar were of the advanced level of the nascent soul stage was already impressive.
His original body and the avatar could attain the Cosmic Form gave him the benefit of having two forms of Kun Peng. The Cosmic Form of his avatar was the form of the Peng while the Cosmic Form of his original body was the form of the Kun.
In the water, Kun Peng was a Kun and the length of its body was thousands of kilometers long. It had the biggest physical size amongst the water-type demons and its strength was ferocious and vast.
The second form of Kun Peng, the form of the Peng had the fastest speed amongst the demonic tribes while the form of the Kun had unrivaled strength.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s original body Cosmic Form was that of a giant fish. Like the Northern Sea Whale King, he had to reduce the size of the Heaven and Earth Mantra. However, the vast and formidable ripples of strength were surprisingly the strongest amongst the four of them.
Even though the four of them formed a circle to brawl, it was a circle of four advanced level nascent soul stage cultivators encircling a beginner level nascent soul stage being. Yet, when the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster and company faced Lin Feng they subconsciously unleashed their anchoring abilities.
The force of four advanced level nascent soul stage grandmasters unleashing their Cosmic Form was undoubtedly one to be reckoned with. The sheer pressure of the fact forced Lin Feng and Tun Tun to retreat continuously.
Lin Feng watched them, laughed and thought to himself. “This must have a lot to do with my reputation in the Northern Polar Sea region – or rather, the lack thereof. Back at Mount Kunlun, even if it were cultivators of the advanced level nascent soul stage, upon seeing my avatar their first reaction would be to turn around and run.”
“However, it’s going to change real soon.”
He touched the spot between his eyebrows with his finger, and a bright red ray of flame shot out in an instant and landed on the surface of the ice. It was an item clad with armor from head to toe. The strength of the mana ripples shook even the infinite layers of black ice beneath it.
This was the magic item that Lin Feng forged, the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor. Once this magic treasure was released, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster and the others’ Cosmic Form quivered like a sheep to a wolf and were immediately crushed beyond repair.
In the battle of Mount Kunlun, his opponents were immortal soul cultivators and yet Lin Feng did not use the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor. The reason was not because it would not have been useful but it would reveal its existence and the truth to its ability. Lin Feng would be placed at a disadvantage if the word was out about its existence.
However, faced with the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster and company, the circumstance forced his hand. Even though the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor was opportunistically forged by Lin Feng and was a replica, the power stored within it rivaled even the original magic treasure and was equivalent to that of a grade-one immortal soul stage cultivator.
The Avatar of Ares was not withdrawn but rather integrated with the Celestial Armor. With the height of more than two meters, it was charged with explosive power much like a volcano on the brink of eruption.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster and company only had the “luxury” of helpless awaiting capture. The Nine-Talons Condor King tried to rely on his natural ability of being able to fly and his speed to escape.
As a result, Lin Feng placed his Giant Purple Banner in front of him and a Squall False God emerged. The Nine-Talons Condor King took after the fate of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s avatar and suffered a heavy and injurious blow by the Squall-like False God.
However, Lin Feng did not take his life and he also showed mercy to the Northern Sea Whale King, although he had also been mortally wounded. Once he was sure they could cause no further trouble, he imprisoned them each separately into one Celestial Small World.
“My disciples are growing up, it’s time I prepared mounts for them,” Lin Feng sighed inside. “Obtaining family property is really not easy.”
The Black Frost Grandmaster did not have such luck and was murdered on the spot.
The old bastard Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was also killed by Lin Feng. He originally intended to take advantage of Lin Feng, but he ended up relinquishing everything in his possession to Lin Feng.
After interrogating the soul and memory of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, Lin Feng began to ponder. “Has he obtained the teachings from the incomplete remains of the Dark Beast, Ming Du from one of the Middle Worlds already?”
According to what the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster said, the Middle World in question was extremely barren and was overtaken and currently inhabited by demons from the Barren Expanses. The power of the adversary was vast as it was a Great Demonic Saint who had formed the Undying Demonic Soul.
There were not much resources for cultivation in that particular Middle World and the spiritual energy was also rare. What few local inhabitants before the arrival of the demon were also completely eradicated afterwards.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster accidentally entered the Middle World and nearly perished at the hands of that Great Demon. He quickly submitted to the Great Demon and agreed to doing its bidding.
The Great Demonic Saint seemed to have intentions related to the Divine Lands, but it was inconvenient for himself to enter so he used the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster to travel the Middle Worlds and to the Divine Lands. On one hand, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was to gather information and on the other hand he was tasted to obtain some exotic treasures from the Divine Lands.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster also benefited from the deal. He managed to obtain some teachings from the power of the Dark Beast, Ming Du from the Greater Demon.
The Great Demonic Saint was not Ming Du itself but he definitely had a set of complete remains, and it was definitely not missing a tooth and not even a single finger bone.
The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was scrutinizing and studying the set of Ming Du remains from the side, and managed to figure out a little bit of Ming Du’s power, which originated from the pits of extreme darkness.
However, the Great Demonic Saint removed the set of remains from his sight before he could attain any other form of progress. This frustrated the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster as he was on the brink of learning more, thus he had no choice but to repeatedly help the Great Demonic Saint so he could gain more benefits.
Furthermore, from the experience of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, the strength of the Dark Beast, Ming Du when it was still alive was incredible and unrivaled and was undoubtedly a Great Demonic Saint with mastery of the Undying Demon Soul. Except, it was unknown how he took a fall and how his remains fell into someone else’s hands.
When Lin Feng found out about all this, he was initially excited and elated but his brows began to furrow and realized something was wrong. “Even though I don’t know the level of Undying Demonic Soul that this Ming Du mastered before its death, the fact that its remains could be preserved perfectly is an extremely rare occurrence.”
“The Secret Manual of Kun Peng has already sent everybody into a hysteria. The most valuable item should be the set of Kun Peng remains that is buried within.” Lin Feng’s expression grew solemn and gloomy. “The Great Demonic Saint has a complete set of the Dark Beast, Ming Du, but why did it not assimilate its strength?”
Lin Feng continued to contemplate. “Unless, the Ming Du Remains on his hands has other purposes, with which it has a much greater potential and effect.”
“The Sun and Moon Stone, the Ancient Flaming Soul, the Ancient Millenia Willow Root…” Lin Feng recalled in silence. These exotic items were all gathered and retrieved by the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster from the Divine Lands for the Great Demonic Saint.
The Original Mirage Oyster Talisman that he used to cover his tracks was also obtained from the Great Demonic Saint. It was connected to the fact that the Great Demonic Saint dominated a barren Middle World and the fact that he paid attention to the Divine Lands. In Lin Feng’s mind, he could faintly see something linking all the clues together but it was disconnected and still inconclusive.
“It’s a pity that I don’t know the real identify of the Greater Demon. I could have obtained much more useful intelligence otherwise.”
Lin Feng shook his head, and glanced at the talisman he obtained from the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster. “No matter what, I have to make a journey to that Middle World myself.”
Through the spiritual talisman, Lin Feng could determine the exact location of the Middle World and distinguish its position from the Space-Time turbulence.
“However, that’s for later,” Lin Feng laughed to himself. “Let’s complete the task at hand first.”
Lin Feng sent a voice-projection message to Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao, who were still bringing the throng of people around for a spin, and told them to meet him where he was.
Once Shi Tianhao and company arrived on scene, the people following behind him showed up and once they figured out what was going on by the looks of the scene they cursed on the inside. “The Celestial Sect of Wonders is so cunning!”
Some of the more temperamental ones even cursed them out loud.
One of the intermediate level nascent soul stage grandmasters from the Heavenly Lake Sect pointed at Zhu Yi and cursed aloud, “You little bastard, are you playing everybody here like monkeys?”