Chapter 425: Kun Peng Sacrificial Offering
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Everyone realized that the cave opening at the bottom was very peaceful and was not disrupted by the squall. Hence, all of them rushed towards it as fast as possible.
With the aid of the Nine Heavens Squall Formation, the Celestial Sect of Wonders gained the upper hand. But they could not delay their movements. Once they hesitated, the people behind would catch up.
That was why Shi Tianhao unleashed the firepower of the Flame Dragon Celestial Armor and his Nine-Holed Aurous Core kept on spitting and swallowing huge amounts of spiritual energy, converting them to tremendous power.
Zhu Yi penned down two phrases of words quickly, which contained an all-conquering power. As the phrases supplemented Shi Tianhao, it nourished Shi Tianhao’s power and made him extremely strong.
“Uni-!” “Verse!” Shi Tianhao recited the first two words of the Xuanhuang Four-Word Mantra.
“Uni” contained a magnificent strength and stabilized the entire space.
Whereas as the “Verse” word was unleashed, Liang Yuan, Shi Xingyun and the rest felt as if they were stoned. They could not speak or move. They could not even listen. Even their train of thought stopped. They could not think.
As space and time combined, the two words became one and converted into the most primitive world.
The center portion of the cave opening covered the internal areas of space. This moment seemed to have become Shi Tianhao’s world. In this world, he was the dictator who controlled time and space.
With the Flame Dragon Celestial Armor, Fleece of the Grand Sage and Zhu Yi’s help, Shi Tianhao’s two words of the Xuanhuang Four-Words Mantra were activated. These caused the four of them to be immobilized – Two Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters, Liang Yuan and Shi Xingyun. They were all immobilized by Shi Tianhao’s mana.
“Powerful!” After all, the four of them were resourceful, their powers were incredible and their souls were resilient.
As the “Uni” word repressed them, they felt that they could not move. Their entire body’s worth of mana seemed to have been frozen. Whereas under the repression of the “Verse” word, their thinking became slower.
Without any hesitation, the four of them displayed their strongest abhijna to rid themselves of Shi Tianhao’s two words’ repression.
The Snow Peak Grandmaster and Polar Sea Holy Man disciple used their cultivation to shrink before exploding out.
Whereas Liang Yuan summoned the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra that he cultivated till its extreme.
After the golden, ancient Buddha infused into Liang Yuan’s body, Liang Yuan opened both of his eyes and the Buddha appeared in his pupils. It sat without moving and the ancient yet domineering power concept was revealed. It rid evil spirits and forced demons away.
Regardless of which world it was in or what environment it was subjected to, as long as one could differentiate his true self, then he could remain motionless and fearless of any demons.
Such a strong power concept could not even be stopped by Shi Tianhao’s two words.
Although he was repressed, Liang Yuan managed to inch towards the cave opening steadily.
Shi Xingyun also revealed her powers as the Five Elements Light Dragon appeared. As their heads and tails connected, the five elements were brought to life and released a shocking power.
During the battle with Tao Yaoyao at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, she did not attack but only focused on defending. She displayed the defensive aspect of the abhijna to its fullest. Now, she abandoned her defense and tried to maximize the attacking power of the abhijna.
White, Green, Black, Crimson and Yellow Light Dragons combined and converted into a multi-colored light ring. As the light ring passed through the world Shi Tianhao formed, the world became filled with cracks.
Whereas the center of the light ring seemed to possess a frightening sense of life that was growing. As the five elements came to life, the strength was being consolidated continuously.
Even if Shi Tianhao was fighting the four of them, he was unafraid. He was born with the Nine-Holed Aurous Core. His powers were comparable to the Nascent Soul Stage cultivators while his physical martial arts was also outstanding. Normal Aurous Core Stage cultivators were unable to handle the Immortal Soul Stage magic treasures. But as he wore the Flame Dragon Celestial Armor, he was unfazed.
At this point, Zhu Yi and the rest had already stepped above the huge rock of the spiritual formation. After that, they dashed into the cave opening above the rock together.
“Don’t follow us too closely.” Shi Tianhao’s body was converted into a beam of crimson light, forcing Liang Yuan and the Snow Peak Grandmaster back. Before Shi Xingyun could attack, he had already followed behind Zhu Yi towards the cave opening.
Liang Yuan and the Snow Peak Grandmaster looked down and chased them into the cave opening without speaking. Shi Xingyun also followed in and thought, “Even without the help of that armor treasure, he is also much stronger than before. That man with polycoria is really in trouble.”
At the same time, the big group that was under the protection of the few Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters rid themselves of the Heavenly Squall Layer and got onto the rock. All of them looked unhappy and cursed, “Damn it! Don’t let me catch that kid, otherwise I will teach him a lesson!”
Outside the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, Lin Feng, Cheng Yun Holy Man and Vivant Joy Holy Man looked at the light images in front of them.
There were some Polar Sea cultivators who loitered around and did not leave. They looked at the images secretly, but Lin Feng and the rest were unbothered.
When they saw that Shi Tianhao had breached the restriction of the spiritual formation, they made a commotion, “What is that guy thinking? Is he mad?”
“Don’t tell me that he is sabotaging since he realized that his team was too far behind in obtaining the treasures?”
“Isn’t that very wicked of him?”
“Shhh! Shut up, don’t you see the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders over there. Are you courting death, by criticizing his disciple?”
Following that, they saw Zhu Yi and the rest displaying the Nine Heavens Squall Formation. They then went past the squall area comfortably and landed in the center of the cave opening.
Many of them were speechless, “Damn it, can he do it this way?”
As they saw this scene, Cao Wei and the Polar Sea Holy Man were expressionless. Prince Xian of the Left grimaced, while the Vivant Joy Holy Man and the Cheng Yun Holy Man laughed bitterly.
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man was also speechless and turned his head to look at Lin Feng, “Is that the Nine Heavens Squall Formation of the Aeolus Sect?”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “That’s right. It was damaged previously. Although I tried to repair it, it cannot be fully restored to its original self. After all, a formation requires a lot of materials for it to be restored fully.”
“I have become a laughing stock in front of all of you.”
A few of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders rolled their eyes and scorned at Lin Feng’s comments.
When a person landed on the rock in the center of the spiritual formation, the mana prints that Lin Feng and the Immortal Soul Stage Elders left on their disciples would lose their abilities to connect with the external world. What was remaining was the ability to determine its location.
The light images started to be removed at this point. Lin Feng and the rest remained expressionless and though to themselves, “After this is the real test. It depends on each of your destiny already.”
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At the same time, the Barren Expanses was separated from the Divine Lands by the vast space.
The north boundary of the Barren Expanses was the boundless sea. In the deep regions of the sea, the sea water gradually changed color and was no longer blue. It was turning into black slowly.
The further north it was, the darker the sea water. But the water was not dirty. On the other, spiritual energy was brewing and life was being nurtured within it.
The center of the sea was a huge island. Its area was very wide. Rather than saying island, it was probably a small plot of land.
It had a huge nest. Although it looked simple, it was covered in golden and was very eye-catching. It was not inferior to the Sun in the sky.
This was the Kun Peng demonic tribe’s home.
Sometimes, there would be huge Kun Pengs that flew over the nest. As they extended their wings, they covered the Sun.
The Kun Pengs flew around in sky before retracting their wings and dived towards the black sea. As they entered the water, they were converted into an enormous black fish. A whale looked like a shrimp compared to them.
At the same time, some black fishes would leap out of the sea. After leaving the water surface, they became large Green Rocs. As they exhibited their wings and shook off the water from their bodies, a storm raged in the sea. The Green Rocs opened their wings wide and flew towards the sky.
In the Kun Peng, a large Kun Peng retracted its wings. It looked at the sky without moving and its size was larger than a normal Kun Peng.
Beside it was another huge Kun Peng that had converted itself to its roc form.
One of the Kun Peng asked, “Father, when is the right time?”
The biggest Kun Peng was the tribe leader of the Kun Peng demonic tribe. It had formed the Undying Demon Soul and was the modern Kun Peng Grand Sage.
“Today, we will welcome the remains and inheritance of our ancestors back!” The Kun Peng Grand Sage exclaimed. He then looked down towards his son, “Black Feather, my son. Are you ready?”
This Black Feather Kun Peng was the young master of the Kun Peng demonic tribe. He had formed the Demon Soul and reached the Demon Lord realm. He nodded his head calmly, “Yes Father, I have been waiting for this moment.”
The Kun Peng Grand Sage said, “Yes, we have been waiting for this moment.”
The rest of the Kun Pengs lowered their heads and their feathers were shaking as they were filled with joy.
The Kun Peng Grand Sage twisted his head to look at his shoulder. There was a small golden spot there. As compared to the enormous size of the Kun Peng Grand Sage, the golden spot was almost impossible to find.
But its demonic mana was very powerful. In the entire nest, only the Kun Peng Grand Sage and the other older Kun Pengs could defeat it. Even if it was Black Feather, he could not defeat the golden spot.
That was a black phoenix. Its entire body of feathers were flashing with a golden radiance. Its eyes revealed the flashing of white flames.
The Kun Peng Grand Sage said, “The external surroundings are filled with the Millennium Black Ice. Take care of that.”
The black phoenix let out a clear sound, “You do not have to stand on ceremony. Since I came here, I will do my best to help. But the agreed treasure from the Secret Manual will be taken by me personally. Please do not take offence by that.”
The Kun Peng Grand Sage said, “Don’t worry. When the time comes, you and Black Feathers will enter together. Once you find that thing, he will bring you out.”
The phoenix nodded its head and the Kun Peng Grand Sage acknowledged, “In that case, let’s start. Let’s use the Kun Peng sacrificial offering to welcome our ancestor back.
He rushed out of the nest and flew up. The width of its wings were a few thousand miles and bright golden light flashed from his body. Countless talismans were floating in the golden light.
The Kun Peng Grand Sage looked at the sky above his head and his eyes started to bleed. These jade-blue blood beads were quickly evaporated in the golden light. They were converted to balls of fog. The golden light shone into the skies and opened a hole in space.
Space-time turbulence started to occur and caused chaos. But the fog created by the blood of the Kun Peng Grand Sage continued to inch forward within it and slowly constructed a golden pathway.