Chapter 443: Fight Till You Submit!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng looked towards Ning Lang and began to laugh all of a sudden. His gaze once again scanned the barren mountain ranges.
“A millennia of ancient temples destroyed just like that – it’s indeed pitiful.” Lin Feng smiled faintly. “But what is more pitiful is that, your Sect sacrificed the Grand Moon Swordmaster but still failed to obtain a single Robe in the end. The robe ended up in other hands instead.”
Lin Feng shook his head lightly. “What a pity, and a waste.”
Yan Mingyue, Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man were rendered speechless. Lin Feng’s words were a l little too offensive.
To be fair, in the battle against the monks of the olden days, if the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Great Void Sect did not interfere then the Great Thunderclap Temple would not have been completely ruined.
Without the Great Void Sect’s Formation Bursting Drum, the Anti-Buddha Alliance could not overcome the Great Thunderclap Temple’s Vairocana Formation. Without the Grand Moon Swordmaster of the Mount Shu Sword Sect, they were also unable to cleave the Saros Steel Tree – which was the guardian of the pagodas behind the mountain.
The Great Void Sect only thumped on their drums at the side. Even though the desired effect was crucial, to say that they put in a lot of effort was inaccurate.
The Mount Shu Sword Sect was different. They unified the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance to participate in the battle. Their losses were great, and the head swordmaster of the Grand Moon Sword, who was a second-level immortal soul stage cultivator, perished in the endeavor. Besides him, there were other immortal soul stage cultivators who also lost their lives in the battle. One could undoubtedly say that the Mount Shu Sword Sect suffered great losses in the battle.
However, the ultimate conclusion to the fiasco was that the Great Zhou Empire obtained most of the fruits of the victory. Besides compensating for their losses, their standards surged upwards.
To say that the Mount Shu Sword Sect did not even get a single monk robe from the victory was a little of an exaggeration. However, the fact that their compensation paled in comparison to the effort they put in and the losses they suffered was undeniable.
Ning Lang used the destruction of the Great Thunderclap Temple to pressure Lin Feng, but in the end Lin Feng turned it back on him and re-opened an old wound.
He glared at Lin Feng and nodded his head slowly. “Very good.”
He no longer suppressed the sharp and ferocious sword aura. The domineering Shaoshang Sword was explosively unleashed, and blinding cold light immediately appeared in front of everyone.
The mass of cold sword light completely materialized into solid form, much like an otherworldly divine sword. It probably had the length of ten thousand feet, and the incalculable sword energy that was compressed within was incredibly compact and possessed unlimited explosiveness.
The distance between Ning Lang and Lin Feng was a mere couple of meters. Yet, this meagre distance of a few meters seemed to encompass a boundless amount of space as the ten-thousand-feet streak of cold light flickered in the sky and intimidated all beings of the world.
The boundless amount of space trembled violently. It transcended the ends of the world. It seemed like it was incredibly far, but it was but right there. The tip of the cold streak of light was already pointed towards Lin Feng and arrived right in front of him. The few meters of distance between them disappeared in an instant, and Lin Feng could even feel the chills of the sword radiance.
Extreme proximity and vast distances, extremely big and miniscule. They were naturally contradictory, but they were occurring at the same time. It brought an intense feeling of counterintuitive power, as if it was about to rip open Heaven and Earth.
The mana from the sword radiance was concentrated and did no dissipate while the overbearing sword aura wracked havoc on the world all around. Where Lin Feng was standing, along with the vast mountan ranges, were ripped apart by the arrogant sword aura. Tough mountains and the stone all around were cleaved into two and began to collapse all around.
Everything happened in an instant, right from the point when Ning Lang “unsheathed” his sword. The already altered the destiny of the material world around him.
Lin Feng was full of praise as he was faced with this sword. “Even though they are all first-level immortal soul stage cultivators, he’s still stronger than the Xuanming Holy Man, Yu Xintao, as well as the Heavenly Wind Holy Man. The number one sword sect of the world, and one of the Three Holy Lands – the Mount Shu Sword Sect indeed has the substance to justify their reputation.”
Even though he was full of praise on the inside, Lin Feng remained completely indifferent. He had already begun preparations from the first moment that he met Ning Lang.
At such a close range and faced with such a powerful sword cultivator, Lin Feng indeed had no time to channel Mount Yujing. However, he still had time to use the Sky-shielding Umbrella. Still, if he only defended but did not attack, how could he return Ning Lang’s outrageousness?
You may be outrageous, but I would be even more so.
You may be brutal, but I would be even more so.
If you refused to submit, then I would fight you till you did!
A gargantuan mass of clear light suddenly emerged from Lin Feng’s body, eclipsed everybody’s vision and enveloped his entire being.
A sharp ring of the sword sounded out explosively and echoed around the immediate surroundings. It was much like the awakening of a giant beast from its deep hibernation.
Amongst the crowd of onlookers, the originally apathetic and stoic Guanchong Swordmaster, as if nothing in the world could rouse his interest, sudcdenly stood up straight. His gaze suddenly came alive, and he stared at the chilly clear light that enveloped Lin Feng – but he only felt his eyes began to sting!
Yan Mingyue and the rest also opened their eyes wide, but they could see nothing. There was only an endless sphere of chilly light in front of them, with a shrill quality that stung even their consciousnesses.
Everybody felt a kind of petrifying brutality and cruelness. It seemed to embody limitless destructiveness and murderousness, and represented the world’s most frightening calamity.
It resembled the most violent and domineering monster which broke free of its cage at this moment and descended upon the world – and its sole purpose was to decimate this entire Greater World!
Ning Lang, who was directly facing Lin Feng, had the strongest experience. “This… This is sword radiance?! It’s more domineering than the Shaoshang Sword, and it’s also sharper and more brutal than the Lixiong Sword! But, how is this possible?!”
The vast clear light suddenly began to contract and transformed into a streak of radiant light. The streak of light surged across the sky like a shooting star and vanished in an instant.
However, when the streak of radiant light appeared, the entire world outside lost its color and entered into an intense state of pitch black, much like the deepest abyss of devastation.
The chilly sword radiance that Ning Lang’s Shaoshang Sword transformed immediately shattered into pieces. The ferocious and majestic sword aura that was compressed together erupted outwards and transformed into a sword Qi hurricane. It was about to wrack havoc upon the world – even though it was simply shattered sword Qi that was dispersed all around, it was enough to destroy everything in the immediate proximity.
However, before it got violent, it dissipated bit by bit and streaks of sword Qi and sword aura continued to break apart. They shattered into pieces continuously and became smaller and weaker until there was no power left to speak of. Eventually, the sword Qi and aura became one with the rolling wind and disappeared into nothingness.
Yet, at the end of Lin Feng’s brilliant sword radiance was Ning Lang, who was at this point stunned and rooted to the spot.
He loosed a mighty roar and his whole body began to change. Between the flickering chilly light, he let go of his human form and became a green-bronze sword that was ten meters tall and as wide as a door. It was thick, ferocious, domineering and vigorous. There was a formidable aggression about it as he channeled the entire strength of the Shaoshang Sword to the maximum.
If he did not do so, he was bound to be destroyed by Lin Feng’s strike!
“Mountain-Breaking Swordmaster, back off.” The Guanchong Swordmaster at the side finally made a move. In the blink of an eye, he stepped in front of Ning Lang and he pointed his index finger like a sword. Black light emerged from the tip of his finger and shifted around in the air, and seemed like there it was weighed down by a million things hanging from it. It was as slow as a bull.
However, the speed was so slow yet somehow managed to catch up with Lin Feng’s shooting star-like sword radiance at the very end and intercepted Lin Feng’s sword radiance.
The heavy black light was like a black hole and contained a world in itself, which grew infirm, imploded, and ultimately destroyed.
Even though it was only a single point, it seemed heavy and dense enough to contain an entire world inside.
The Guanchong Swordmaster’s expression was solemn. A ‘back to basics’ and clumsy yet immensely agile Guanchong Sword had such explosive power as it met the incoming sword radiance head-on.
The black light and the clear light clashed violently in the air and momentarily blinded everyone’s vision and eclipsed the world into a state of greenish darkness.
At the end, once the remnants of the sword radiances had dissipated, the Guanchong Swordmaster remained where he was and slowly retracted his finger. However, the traces of blood was frightening to the witness!
Ning Lang returned to his human form behind him and was petrified. “Senior!”
Yan Mingyue, Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man all sucked in a breath of cold air. The sword that Lin Feng just unleashed first negated Ning Lang’s all-in move.
Then even when one of the head swordmasters of the Six Passages of the Sword made a move personally, he was still defeated!
Even though the Guanchong Swordmaster did not put in everything, Lin Feng still used only one move.
The originally stoic eyes of the Guanchong Swordmaster now sparkled with sharp and chilly light. He lowered his head and stared at his toes as he said quietly, “Masterful swordplay!”
Ning Lang’s sword and the concentration of sword Qi simply cleaved mountains and the stones all around when it was released.
However, Lin Feng’s sword was similar in a way that the sword Qi and radiance was concentrated into one single streak, but did not release anything outwards.
However, after this one strike, the mountain ranges beneath the Guanchong Swordmaster and Ning Lang were transformed into dust and powder.
If the mountains and stone had life, then their lives would have been eradicated by the sword aura from Lin Feng’s strike. All beings under the Heavens, whether or not they had life, would tremble under the sheer force of this strike.
Everybody turned to look at Lin Feng with solemn eyes. The cold clear light had disappeared into nothingness at this point, and Lin Feng was simply standing in mid-air while his expression still remained casual and light, as if nothing ever happened.
However, this particular state that he was in sent chills down everybody’s spine.
The ruination of the mountain ranges and the ground beneath them told everyone that what just happened was not a mere illusion.
Ning Lang’s face turned green and white and then back to green. No matter how unwilling he was, he had no choice but the admit that he was but only a hair’s breadth away from death.
Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man glanced at each other. Both the immortal soul stage elders were surprised and full of questions.
Between the two of them, the Stellar Holy Man was more astounded. He was also at the first level of the immortal soul stage, and even though the Way of the Galaxy that he practiced was unpredictable and extremely mutable, its prowess in a real battle was probably not as sharp or pulverizing as the Ning Lang’s Shaoshang sword.
Ning Lang, faced with Lin Feng’s sword, narrowly escaped death. If it was him, his immortal soul body would have been completely ripped apart by that streak of brilliant sword radiance.
“Back on Xingyun Peak, I made a move to intercept him. Thankfully he didn’t use that sword move, if not…” The Stellar Holy Man thought for a while and took a deep breath.
Shi Zongyue’s eyebrows were also furrowed as he frowned in contemplation. He was confident that he could receive the strike that he just witnessed, like the Guanchong Swordmaster did, and he would not end up defeated.
However, as a second-level immortal soul stage cultivator, he could faintly feel that the sword that Lin Feng did not give his all in the sword that he just unleashed. Not only did Lin Feng not give his all, there was a deliberate attempt to suppress the power of his strike.
“If he gave his all…” Shi Zongyue’s brows furrowed ever tighter. “Could it be that his personal strength is so strong as well, not just Mount Yujing?”
Yan Mingyue’s gaze landed upon Lin Feng’s body and she twirled her hair by her ears in thought. “Could it be that he is actually a sword cultivator? Could it be that this is the true mantra and abhijna of his sect?”
The whole scene momentarily descended into complete silence. Everybody watched Lin Feng with complicated gazes.
Lin Feng silently stood in mid-air and calmly perceived the stunned onlookers. However, his attention was focused on the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World inside Mount Yujing. He was watching the otherworldly sword being forcefully kept back in its casing as it howled in its intense unwillingness to do so.