Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Under the attack of Cheng Yun Holy Man, the pathway created by the Kun Peng Grand Sage became unstable. Everyone started to become less worried.
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man looked at the pathway the Kun Peng Grand Sage created, before looking at the melted Millennium Black Ice. Finally, he turned his head to look at the closing golden door. He could sense the demonic aura, “There are already 2 demons inside. Oh, two of them are in the Demon Lord realm. One is a Kun Peng and the other is a Demon Phoenix.”
“As long as they are not Demonic Saints, even if they enter the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, my disciples can handle them.” The Vivant Joy Holy Man said, “Let us stay here to break the connection between the Barren Expanses and the Divine Lands, to prevent more demons from entering.”
Lin Feng raised his brows, “The guidance by the blood line has brought that Kun Peng to the core of the Secret Manual. He is even deeper than my disciples…”
He was now fully connected with the Two Elements of Creation Formation. Since the Two Elements of Creation Formation was fully combined with the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, his sensitivity towards the situation in the Secret Manual was even higher than before.
“There is something wrong. Something seems to have changed in the Secret Manual.”
As he thought till here, Lin Feng communicated with the Secret Manual of Kun Peng through the Two Elements of Creation Formation, finding Shi Tianhao and the rest.
Previously, due to the disruption by the Kun Peng powers, they were unable to establish connection. Now that it was fine, Lin Feng crushed a Voice-Projecting Crystal, “Take care, there is a Kun Peng and a Demon Phoenix that barged into the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. They are in the Demon Lord realm”
After pausing for a moment, Lin Feng said, “Kun Peng used their blood line to hide themselves. Even I can’t determine their exact location. I can roughly feel it though. They have entered the core of the Secret Manual, deeper than all of you.”
“And they seem to have brought a special treasure. I can feel that the Secret Manual of Kun Peng is experiencing some special change.”
Shi Tianhao and the rest acknowledged in unison. After ending their communication with Lin Feng, Zhu Yi said in a deep voice, “Let’s speed up. Let’s not waste time on unimportant things.”
Tuntun and Zhuge Fengling’s expression turned ghastly. Among the two of them, one was engrossed with eating while the other was finding for things along the way.
“Let’s go. There are better things in front.” Shi Tianhao was not huge, but he walked quickly. He used his hand to drag Tuntun and Zhuge Fengling, as they ventured forward rapidly. They went deeper into the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
Very soon, a dim red door appeared in front of everyone. On the door, a black water current formed a circular ring that was moving continuously. At the same time, that was a storm brewing within it. As golden light flashed, several magical literary words surfaced in the radiance.
Shi Tianhao pushed opened the door but the door did not move. Zhu Yi retrieved the blood of Kun Peng. The jade-blue blood infused with the black water current. The literary words started to move and changed their combination, forming passages and passages of incantations.
Seeing that the door was about to open, the golden light started to heat up. The roars of beasts resonated, which sounded very ferocious.
In the next moment, the incantations changed and the door did not move. Not only did it not open, the golden light gradually shrank and pressed on the door, as if it locked the door.
Without even thinking, everyone from the Celestial Sect of Wonders shouted, “Someone has beat us to it!”
Kang Nanhua said in a deep voice, “All the cultivators that came with us are lagging. There is a low probability that they have overtaken us. I believe that whoever is inside is the Kun Peng and the Demon Phoenix.”
“This is a huge possibility.” Shi Tianhao nodded his head and faced the locked door. He immediately used the Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams to smash the door.
Amidst the roar, the golden light flickered but did not dissipate. The dim red door continued to remain unmoved.
“Even the blood of the Kun Peng is useless. Everyone, get ready to use force.” As Zhu Yi said, the Great Boundaries of the Celestial Light and Darkness Mandala surfaced beneath his feet and lifted him up.
On the other side of the door, it was a huge pavilion hall. A Kun Peng and a Demon Phoenix were standing in the middle of it. The Kun Peng was Black Feathers, while the Demon Phoenix beside him was the Black Jade Demon Phoenix.
Black Feathers remained in his Kun Peng self, but his body size shrunk by a lot. He was as short as Black Jade. As he retracted his wings and stood on the ground, he was around 6 foot tall.
In front of the two demons was a huge lake. The lake contained some fluid that was purely golden in color. It emanated a bright radiance.
Inside the golden fluid, there was a figure of a Kun Peng that was gradually surfacing. It was not a real entity, but an illusory light figure.
As it entered the golden lake, it became a giant fish that was black in color. And when it surfaced from the golden lake, it would convert into a Green Roc. As it opened its wings, it flew high.
This light figure was not the true spirit of the ancient Kun Peng, nor was it his soul. At best, it could be said to be a shell.
Black Feathers looked at the light figure quietly. In his golden pupils, many complex emotions surfaced. He lowered his head and kowtowed to the Kun Peng in the golden lake.
From outside, the sound of Shi Tianhao and the rest forcing their way in resonated. Black Feathers was unbothered. He opened his mouth and spat out a rectangular spiritual rock. The spiritual rock floated in mid-space and revealed a vibration of mana that was not powerful, but had a special, magical feeling.
The normally quiet Black Jade was curious as she looked at the spiritual rock, “Is this the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance? It has always been touted as a mystical item, but it comes as a surprise that you all have actually found it.”
Black Feathers answered, “Actually, we had also thought that this thing only existed in legends. Only when we obtained it did we confirm that this is the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance.”
“Originally, we thought that obtaining the inheritance of our ancestor will be the greatest reward. But with the appearance of the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance, the Kun Peng demonic tribe can see many things now.”
Black Jade looked in the direction of the door, “Do you need me to set up some protective spells?”
Black Feathers shook his head, “No need. My ancestor’s restrictions cannot be broken by these humans. But you don’t have to rush to leave too. When the ritual is initiated, I can control the situation and send you the place to put these things.”
After hearing what he said, Black Jade remained silent and turned her head to look at Black Feathers. After a few moments, she asked, “When that happens, are you still you?”
Black Feathers did not answer and only commanded the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance towards the golden lake.
After that, he flew up and leaped into the golden lake. As he first entered, Black Feathers converted himself into a huge Leviathan. Half his body was floating just like the light figure.
The part underneath the water became the shape of a Leviathan, while the part floating became the shape of a roc.
He released a series of sound from his mouth, which was a whistle special to the Kun Peng tribe. It was difficult to understand, but he was reciting a passage of scriptures that only Kun Pengs could understand. “…Reviving life, summoning the Heavenly Soul. I offer this Heavenly Soul to the spirit of my ancestor!”
The golden fluid in the lake started to vibrate tremendously and the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance suddenly released a streak of white fog, surrounding the Kun Peng light figure and Black Feathers.
As the white fog infused into the body of Black Feathers, a streak of jade-blue line extended out of his body. Following the white fog, the line entered the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance before coming out of it. Similarly, it followed the white fog and injected itself into the Kun Peng light figure.
Black Jade watched this scene quietly and said, “The deal that defies destiny and the ritual that recalls the soul. The legendary mantra that has existed with the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance in the Barren Expanses has finally been revealed. It is indeed magical.”
This ritual was the true blood sacrifice of Kun Peng.
The blood of Black Feathers was being drawn out continuously. His expression was peaceful and he did not seem to be in pain, as if he was being dragged to sleep.
Whereas the Kun Peng light figure on the other hand gradually became denser and clearer.
After some time, the transfer of blood ended. Under the guidance of the Heavenly Stone of Divine Defiance, the Kun Peng light figure came beside Black Feathers. Both parties slowly became one entity.
After becoming one entity, the Kun Peng light figure did not possess Black Feathers’ body. On the contrary, Black Feathers’ body slowly turned from physical flesh into a spiritual entity like the Kun Peng light figure.
Many demons did not cultivate magic treasures and items because their actual bodies were their strongest weapon.
Black Feathers was the same. However, now, his powerful flesh in the Advanced Stage of the Demon Lord realm became a spiritual entity within a flash.
As the light figures of the two Kun Pengs combined, they became extremely cultivated and approached the look of a real entity. But as they dipped in the golden lake, they became unclear again. There was a continuous diffusion of light spots from the Kun Peng light figure, spreading across space.
These light spots were like fireflies, which were very tiny. As they came into contact with the four walls, they infused within it.
More and more of the light spots infused within the pavilion hall. In the end, the entire pavilion hall was brightened and became golden in color.
A whistle came from afar, but seemed to originate from somewhere close too.
It made one feel that everything happened in a second, but also felt as if it was forever.
It was as if an all-conquering Demon God had been awakened from a long and deep sleep.
The extremely powerful state of mind was revealed in the entire Secret Manual of Kun Peng. Everyone could feel the frightening power.
If the owner of that state of mind was willing, he could determine the life and death of anyone.
It was as if an ant met an elephant. The elephant did not even have to crush it to kill it. As long as it wriggled its toes, the world of the ant would collapse.
Outside of the small world, Lin Feng and the rest were shocked as they looked at the Secret Manual of Kun Peng that was engulfed by the Two Elements of Creation Formation. There was a strong explosion of power. In the darkness, a pair of eyes seemed to open.
The surrounding Millennium Black Ice shook. It was not just portions of it. It was the entirety of it. Even the entire North Polar Sea was shaking.
That pair of eyes revealed a blinding radiance, as if it were two Suns. However, it did not bring the same warmth. It looked at Lin Feng and the rest, making them petrified.
Even if they were Immortal Soul Stage Elders, they were frightened as they stared at this pair of eyes.
The bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders became serious, “Even the Kun Peng Grand Sage does not have such a stature! That ancient Kun Peng has revived, how is that possible? He is clearly dead and his soul has dissipated. His spirit has been destroyed and the remains of his flesh has been converted to the space in the Secret Manual. It is impossible for him to revive!”