Chapter 415: Shameless
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Meanwhile, at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, the Leaders of the Heaven Lake Sect, Cao Wei and Lin Feng were constantly at odds with each other.
Cao Wei was the one who initiated this unnecessary conflict.
However, there was a deeper purpose to Cao Wei’s actions but only he knew it personally, no one else in the Heaven Lake Sect knew about it.
Still, this did not prevent them from being loyal to their master and marching in cadence with the tunes that he sung.
Furthermore, the outcome of most of the conflicts between the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Heaven Lake Sect usually ended up with the Heaven Lake Sect suffering losses of some kind, and this pissed off the cultivators from the latter.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders, on the other hand, were looking to surpass the Royal House of the Northern Tribes and come out on top to establish their superiority. The Celestial Sect of Wonders were already first runners-up, and were well in position to chase the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, who were number one.
Cao Wei could not have possibly stopped his followers from provoking the Celestial Sect of Wonders as it would not only hurt his reputation but at the same time show that he was cowardly.
The white-bearded old man was one of the elders of the Heaven Lake Sect and was at the advanced level of the Nascent Soul stage. Even though he was dissatisfied with the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he still managed to control his emotions, unlike the Snow Peak Grandmaster who got physical as soon as he stepped in.
Surprisingly, for someone who was in the intermediate level of the Nascent Soul stage, the Snow Peak Grandmaster was losing his battle against Zhu Yi, who was only in the aurous core intermediate stage. From the perspective of bystanders, it was a massive disgrace to the Heaven Lake Sect and was something white-bearded elderly man deemed intolerable. Therefore, he made a move.
Aurous core stage cultivators from the Heaven Lake Sect were afraid to face off Zhu Yi and the others, thus requiring a nascent soul intermediate stage cultivator to step up – but even the nascent soul intermediate stage cultivator was no match, forcing a nascent soul advanced stage to take over. This was utterly embarrassing.
Even if Zhu Yi and the others lost at the hands of the white-bearded old man, he would retain his dignity in defeat.
However, the white-bearded old man could not admit defeat just like that. Even if he was to be accused of bullying weaker youngsters, it was much better than being completely humiliated with a loss.
The white-bearded old man immediately cast a spell as he weaved multiple hand signs. Rays of light beamed at the top of his head and from it emerged a snow mountain over several hundred feet tall.
At the peak of the mountain, the accumulation of snow started melting. Black smoke started to fume and was soon accompanied by raging flames with molten lava that were erupting at its peak.
To settle them with haste, the white-bearded old man flashed out his Cosmic Form.
The white-bearded old man’s Cosmic Form was not human, but a gigantic active volcano.
When the aura of this active volcano came into existence, a majestic and overpowering spiritual power was released. The power unleashed was so strong and dense that everyone in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Kui Cow King of the intermediate stage of the Demonic Lord and Jieyu of the beginner stage of the Demonic Lord could not endure its aura.
The onlookers, while the opportunity arose, did not have the intention to take advantage and lay siege to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The majority of them discovered a problem after some mental calculations. Yue Hongyan, Zhuge Fengling and Jun Zining were not yet at the aurous core stage, so they were not part of the calculations.
The rest of the Celestial Sect of Wonders had two demons, one of which was equivalent in power a human who was in the intermediate stage of the nascent soul stage and the other was equivalent in power of a human who was in the beginner stage of the nascent soul stage. Besides them, Zhu Yi and Xiao Budian who were also present. Although they were only at the intermediate stage of the aurous core stage, their prowess in combat rivaled even those grandmasters who were at the intermediate stage of the nascent soul stage.
The Kui Cow Tribe and the Dragon Tribe are both exotic breeds of the Immemorial era. They were extremely powerful and could be considered as superior to most other demons of their world.
All things considered, even if the white-bearded old man were to take on all four of them at once, it may not be so easy.
Even cultivators from the Heaven Lake Sect were slightly anxious, let alone others from the audience.
They had no doubt that the white-bearded old man would emerge victorious in the end. However, to achieve elegant and graceful victory would be a long shot.
The Snow Peak Grandmaster eyes flared a blood red. Flames poured out of his eyes as he glared at Zhu Yi and roared, “You little bastard! Only you or I shall exist in this world – never both!”
After Snow Peak Grandmaster finished his sentence, he charged forward and made it a two-man fight against the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The white-bearded old man understood the Snow Peak Grandmaster was simply putting up an act. His intention was to help him secure his victory.
He did not react to it and closed his eyes to focus on his Cosmic Form. With a loud bang, the mountain crashed towards Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and company.
The Snow Peak Grandmaster may seem reckless and was it felt as if he was being consumed by his own anger, but he was very calm and collected. He knew the standard of Zhu Yi’s powers as he had just crossed paths with Zhu Yi.
He could extrapolate his knowledge to make a rough gauge of Shi Tianhao’s abilities.
Thus, the Snow Peak Grandmaster went all in the moment he stepped up. A golden ray emerged from out of nowhere as Snow Peak Grandmaster was casting his spell.
This ray of golden light drifted in the air, and an immense burst of mana that was fundamentally from the Buddhist sects exploded from within. Uncountable Buddhist glyphs were released and sounds of their gospel and nature immediately permeated throughout the space around it. Rays of golden light floated in to sight and made shiny reflections upon the icy regions of the North Pole.
Even as it was next to the white-bearded old man’s Cosmic Form, this vigorous and majestic Buddhist aureole did not lose its ferocity.
Everyone’s attention shifted to the center of the Buddha light. At the center was a fist-sized pill and was emanating with powers of the Buddha.
Space-time seemed to scar wherever the Buddha light passed through and that particular area seemed to shatter into pieces.
“A Sarira?” Zhu Yi frowned slightly, “Its power is equivalent to a sarira left behind by a deceased monk at the nascent soul advanced level stage.”
Everybody was stirred into a commotion as they all took a cold breath.
Since the destruction of Great Thunderclap Temple, the stupas were destroyed and almost every other sarira in the Buddhist world was stolen and kept by the Great Zhou Empire, while a few were left scattered amongst the outside world.
The Snow Peak Grandmaster, however, had in his possession a sarira and was able to instantaneously refine it, and eventually made it into his own magical item.
As the Snow Peak Grandmaster flashed out his magical item, Shi Tianhao, who was sitting on Kui Cow’s head and quietly observing suddenly stood up and exclaimed, “Not bad!”
The crowd was rendered speechless by Shi Tianhao’s comment. Of course, it was ‘not bad’ – it would be even more so when your body is on the receiving end.
The Snow Peak Grandmaster smiled despite his indignation. He said nothing more as he began to cast a spell. The sarira unleashed another wave of brilliant light. Within the blinding radiance, the sarira began to gradually transform into a golden ancient Buddha statue.
This Buddha statue’s eyes were slightly squinted and its legs were crossed atop the void. Both its hands were full of expression and its face was one of warmth and amiableness.
However, when Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and the others first perceive the Buddha Statue, they felt a feeling tranquility – as if the golden Buddha had been through all of life’s experiences and all the obstacles of the world. It remained unmoved and unchanged in the past and would remain so in the future. It was free and forever would be.
It felt as if it was the most righteous existence in the world, and could remain unmoved as it beat down all evil!
“The Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra! When this Buddhist cultivator was alive, he mastered the most powerful technique in the Tathagata Dharmas of the Compass – the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra!” Zhu Yi said softly.
The most supreme scripture of the Great Thunderclap Temple was, in fact, the Tathagata Dharmas of the Compass.
Lin Feng and Zhu Yi had come across the Endless Brilliance Tathagata Mantra back at Shazhou City by chance, and took the opportunity to study it.
Even though it was not the complete text, the benefits they reaped after the fact was immense.
Rumour had it that the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra was slightly more superior to the Endless Brilliance Tathāgata Mantra. It was the most powerful mantra of the Great Thunderclap Temple. Its significance to the Great Thunderclap Temple was comparable to the significance of the Mantra of the Great Oblivion and the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void to the Great Void Sect.
Being able to master the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra shows that this particular cultivator was a core character of the Great Thunderclap Temple at that point in time.
Unfortunately, after that cultivator died, his tomb was raided. The sarira which was buried together with him was stolen and refined to become a magical item of immense power.
Shi Tianhao gazed at the golden ancient Buddha for a long time and said, “It’s not just ‘not bad’…”
The onlookers did not know whether to laugh or to shed tears for this poor kid. He finally understood that it was not just ‘not bad’, and that if this thing managed to strike him he would definitely be all over the floor in exquisite agony.
What Shi Tianhao said next almost made everyone vomit blood. “… I want it even more now!”
Everybody’s mouths seemed to cramp up from his comment. “What a wild child!”
The levitating golden ancient Buddha clenched his fist as if he was also infurirated by Shi Tianhao’s comment. With that and another loud bang, the surrounding spiritual energy converged into the buddha’s fist.
Slowly but steadily, he stretched his arm out and punched forward. This motion seemed slow but yet ironically fast and swift at the same time.
The punch he threw out contained so much force that a mysterious trajectory was formed in the sky.
With that punch, the entire void began to crack and split apart!
Space became a patch of nothingness as the air all around it began to crackle and erupt as energies tugged and pulled at one another.
Shi Tianhao was completely calm as he laughed and said, “Second Senior, I want this thing, please don’t spoil it.”
Zhu Yi replied with a smile. “As you wish. But I need to say this now – I am also interested.”
Everyone, including the white-bearded old man and the Snow Peak Grandmaster, were stunned by the two brothers’ conversation as they stared at the two of them.
“What are they thinking about? How could they not know that they are currently faced with attacks of the nascent soul advanced stage? An uproar from the crowd came, ” The crowd was in an uproar. “The Nascent soul advanced stage is very different from the nascent soul intermediate stage!”
“Such hubris! Your victories as disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders have blurred your judgments of your own abilities and buffed your egos to the high heavens.”
“Are both them treating themselves like the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders? They are sure to suffer a great loss today, and will definitely be defeated and captured. It’s a pity that the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders will have to get them out with a little bit of his pride.”
Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao turned a deaf ear to the commotion from the crowd. Shi Tianhao returned onto the head of the Kui Cow King arrogantly and resumed his posture of ‘watching the show’.
Zhu Yi calmly waved his hand and a light spot emerged and ascended into the sky and subsequently expanded into a complex formation.
The Two Elements of Creation Formation!
Different glyphs and runes started to ripple within the magic formation and formed a pattern, with distinct black and white regions, which eventually covered the entire sky.
The reason why Zhu Yi and Xiao Budian were so confident was because Lin Feng bestowed upon them the Two Elements of Creation Formation for use when they were faced with great adversaries.
Everyone was stunned and impressed at the same time by the giant formation formed over their heads. Some of them even began to feel dizzy.
The white-bearded old man, the Snow Peak Grandmaster along with the other cultivators of the Heaven Lake Sect almost all fainted on the spot.
Besides carrying around their own Sect mountain, they were also carrying around their ****ing Mountain Defense Spell Formation like accessories.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders, how much more shameless can you guys get?