Chapter 419: Qiong Qi Demonic Tribe, Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Above the North Polar Sea, the layer of ice cracked to form a huge hole. The Millennium Black Ice melted and a streak of bright golden light beam shot straight towards the sky, causing the layer of clouds in the sky to become golden and dying the entire place golden.
Countless incantations and runes were surging within the light beam and the roar of beasts resonated from within.
Below the golden light beam was pitch-black darkness. The huge whirlpool kept on swirling. Even with the golden light shining on it, it was still pitch-dark. The movement of the whirlpool did not generate any noises, as if it engulfed all light and sound.
The center of the whirlpool was a huge hole. The opposite side of the hole connected another world. It was the burial ground of Kun Peng and the location of the Secret Manual.
Only by entering that world would there be any chance of finding the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
Although they had not entered, Lin Feng and the bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders could feel the deathly aura contained within it.
Clearly, within the Secret Manual of Kun Peng was not a tourist spot that was filled with sunshine. On the contrary, it was a very dangerous place and filled with the aura of death.
The Vivant Joy Holy Man asked, “Rumors say that Kun Peng, who was buried here, had formed an Undying Demon Soul Third Level. Kun Peng entered water as a Leviathan, and was the largest demon in the sea. The original body of Kun Peng was probably around a few thousand miles in length. Even if it was longer than that, it would not come as a surprise.
“Just the parasites in his body, which have probably sucked in a considerable amount of essence from Kun Peng’s body, were enough to form ferocious beasts.”
As everyone heard this, they nodded their heads, “That’s right. Not to even mention that this small world was formed from the combination of Kun Peng’s body and formation. As the formation changed, there are many powerful restrictions appearing.”
Cheng Yun Holy Man, Cao Wei and the rest could not help but look at Lin Feng at this point. Lin Feng used the blood of Kun Peng to overcome the restriction, but he had only open the door to the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. Within the world of the Secret Manual, there was bound to be many other powerful restrictions.
If Lin Feng had more blood of Kun Peng in his hands, that would be a huge advantage to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
“Everyone, please choose the people you want to enter now.” Lin Feng said.
As he came to Zhu Yi and the rest of the disciples, Xiao Budian laughed, “Master, I really want that piece of sarira.”
Zhu Yi said, “Junior, that is the remains of an elite Buddhist monk. Someone committed blasphemy and cultivated it into a magic item. Just let it be.”
Shi Tianhao twisted his lips, “Second Senior, you still said that you were interested just now.”
“That’s right, I did say that.” Zhu Yi nodded his head in agreement, “But I am not interested in the sarira itself. I am interested in the sacred Buddhist teachings within the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra. I hope to comprehend it and inherit what that monk learnt, and not use it like a magic item like the Heaven Lake Sect.
As Lin Feng heard this, Lin Feng clenched his lips without speaking.
Although he had returned the 24 pieces of sarira to the ruins of the Great Thunderclap Temple, when Lin Feng obtained it initially, his cultivation was still very low and he had used the sarira as a magic item to battle others.
This was also considered a dark history of his past when his cultivation was still low.
“This piece of sarira should be returned to the Great Thunderclap Temple in the future.” Lin Feng looked at Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao, and he laughed, “But to cultivate the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra within it is not easy.”
If it was easy, Cao Wei and the Heaven Lake Sect would have done it already.
With regards to the 24 pieces of sarira, Lin Feng had once borrowed the 24 Heaven Arhat Formation to initiate the Acalanatha Inferno and Ksitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour.
But that was because he had already obtained control of the Art of Acalanatha and the Ksitigarbha Sutra.
Otherwise, to shift the power of the sarira was very difficult.
With the help of the vast resources of the Heaven Lake Sect and experts, the Snow Peak Grandmaster successfully cultivated this piece of sarira. He could initiate part of the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra, but it was negligible.
To initiate the entire Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra, it was impossible. Cao Wei and the Two Elders of Ice and Fire could not do it. If they wanted to do it the hard way, they could destroy the sarira. But if they wanted to cultivate a mantra from within, it could not be done the hard way.
Shi Tianhao shrugged his shoulders. He did not insist either. His attention was quickly shifted to the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, “Master, are you really not going down?”
“Yes, I will be watching from outside.” Lin Feng nodded his head. Besides his actual body, Lin Feng’s avatar would not go down either. This was his arrangement with the other elders.
Furthermore, Zhu Yi and the rest would not bring the Two Elements of Creation Formation down. This was not part of the deal, but Lin Feng decided on his own.
When the Ancient Huanghai World was attacked by the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, Lin Feng felt a little fearful. If there was any delay, his own Immediate Disciples, except for Xiao Yan, would have perished.
That was why he left the Two Elements of Creation Formation with him. If there was any accident, he could stabilize the small world of the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
As he thought of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, he was enraged, “Qiong Qi, don’t let me catch all of you. Otherwise, all of you will die.”
After combining various clues, Lin Feng deduced that the Great Demonic Saint supporting the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi, who attacked during the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.
Sun Essence Stone, Ancient Flaming Soul and the Ancient Willow Tree Roots…These were all magic treasures that the Great Demonic Saint instructed the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster to find.
The Sun Essence Stone was as rare as the Grand Sun Primordial Fire. It was one of the two treasures that were the most nourishing, along with the Sunlight Essence. Compared to the ferocity of the Primordial Fire, the Sunlight Essence was much gentler.
The Ancient Flaming Soul was a magic treasure that originated from the desert in the west region of the Divine Lands. Its fire-type spiritual essence was the purest. Quality-wise, it was not inferior to the Seven Legendary Primordial Fires. It was just that the Primordial Fires were the origin and could keep on forming. However, the Ancient Flaming Soul was a crystal that became lesser and lesser every time it was used.
The Ancient Willow Tree Roots was a wood-type treasure that contained a strong and pure essence of plants and wood.
They were all materials to form the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
Although they were not the best and were not perfect, they were still sufficient to allow the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation to unleash a huge part of its powers. If all these items were used to create the formation, then the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation would be stronger than the one at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.
Talking about perfect, the remains of a Mingdu was the perfect carrier of the dark and evil power of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
After verifying these things, Lin Feng had a conjecture.
After the Ancient Huanghai World, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi avoided capture by the Great Qin Empire, but he did not return to the Barren Expanses. On the other hand, he searched for a Middle World that was experiencing space-time turbulence to hide in.
After the existence of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation was exposed, there were many strong demonic tribes over at the Barren Expanses were who envious. Such a strong formation was coveted by many.
It was only the start of all the trouble, thus the Qiong Qi demonic tribe should not return to the Barren Expanses. They should wait for everything to blow over before deciding.
Previously, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi could avoid the attention of the Great Qin Empire, escape far away and hide near the Sea of the Northern Winds because someone in the human clan was aiding him. They must have a special method of hiding him.
After seeing the Original Mirage Oyster Talisman of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, Lin Feng understood everything. Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster used such an item because it was difficult for anyone below the level of the Immortal Soul Stage to discover him. And if it was used by the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi, if he did not leak his aura and kept his distance, it was difficult for an Immortal Soul Stage Elder to discover him.
After rationalizing all these clues, Lin Feng passed the news to Yan Mingyue and the Great Void Sect.
To be fair, the Divine Lands was the first Holy Ground of the human cultivation world and the Great Void Sect did well in their attitude towards the demons, regardless whether they were from the Conservative or Radical Party.
Any threat coming from the demonic clan would be treated seriously by them. Furthermore, it would be their first priority to attack the opponent.
Yan Mingyue oversaw the investigation of the matter regarding the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation. With her clues and Lin Feng’s tip-off, she could conclude that the demonic tribe that hid in the Middle World had something to do with the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi and the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
At the Sea of the Northern Winds, it was not only one Great Demonic Saint that commanded the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation. Although the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster had only seen one Great Demonic Saint in the Middle World, it was possible that only one Great Demonic Saint came out to interact with him.
Right now, it was possible that the entire Qiong Qi demonic tribe was hiding in the Middle World.
Yan Mingyue and the Great Void Sect needed time to prepare, while verifying the authenticity of the tip-offs.
With that, Lin Feng could settle the matter regarding the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. After that, he could determine the actual location in the Middle World using the talisman from the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster. Following that, he could bring Yan Mingyue and the rest to catch them.
After a moment, the various Immortal Soul Stage Elders had decided who they wanted to send into the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. Across the board, the Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters in the Advanced Stage led their teams, mainly comprising Nascent Soul Stage cultivators and supplemented by future talents.
The former was in charge of attaining the treasures while the latter was there to gain experience.
On Lin Feng’s side, Kang Nanhua and Miao Shihao were both here. Along with them, Jieyu, Kui Cow King, Feilian King and Tuntun were there to hold the fort, while Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao were also present. His lineup was solid.
But without a Nascent Soul Stage Grandmaster in the Advanced Stage to lead the team, it would seem rather short of firepower while entering the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
Especially when others saw Lin Feng keeping the Two Elements of Creation Formation without giving to Zhu Yi, their eyes brightened.
Some of them even sniggered and entertained slight thoughts on exacting revenge after they entered the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
These people thought they were subtle, but Lin Feng caught all of them in the act. He smiled and slightly wriggled his finger, causing a streak of flame to enter Shi Tianhao’s brows, before disappearing.
At this point, the Blue Pavilion Holy Man walked over and he looked at a young lady hiding behind the Kui Cow King. He smiled and said, “Are you from the Jun Family?”
Jun Zining was embarrassed and laughed bitterly, “My revered Holy Man elder, how did you recognize someone like me? Trouble is brewing. If my family knows, they will come over to the Divine Lands and catch me.”