Chapter 449: My Luck Today Is Not Bad
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Sirius Grand Sage’s human form was in the shape of a giant hunk over 2 meters tall clad in a robe made out of wolfskin.
His black hair hung loosely behind me and his appearance was rough and rugged. His eyes were blood-red, like two deep ponds filled with blood. They gave off a cold, cruel light.
He looked at Lin Feng coldly and said, “Long Ye, is this the Lin Feng whom you often mentioned?”
Long Ye smiled and replied, “Yes, uncle.”
“The Golden Crow Grand Sage was suppressed by him?” An old granny then walked out from behind the Sirius Grand Sage and looked quietly at Lin Feng. Long Ye smiled and said, “Yes, auntie (Translator’s Note: Her relationship to Long Ye should be the same as the Sirius Grand Sage’s relationship with her), the Golden Crow Grand Sage fell by his hands.”
Lin Feng looked at the old granny. Her back was bent forward and she wore a brown robe made out of cloth. Her appearance was calm and she looked ordinary.
Her mastery was not as high as the Sirius Grand Sage and hence, she should possess only a First Level Undying Demon Soul. Her killing aura was not strong and it appeared that she was plant-type demon like Long Ye.
However, looking at this old granny, Lin Feng felt that something was amiss.
Because while they were all in the middle of the white light tree canopy, the old granny appeared more relaxed than both the Sirius Grand Sage and Long Ye.
In reality, after the Cloud Forest Trees merged with the Middle World and turned the whole world into a white light tree canopy, everyone who was stuck within it, regardless of whether they were humans like Lin Feng, Yan Mingyue or demons like Long Ye and the Sirius Grand Sage, would feel trapped.
On one hand, they had to resist the powers of the white light tree canopy and on the other hand, they could not resist its powers too strongly for fear of having their exact locations discovered by the Golden Roc Grand Sage.
The subtlety of this was truly a gruelling trial. Subconsciously, it would be truly taxing on Lin Feng and the rest.
However, according to Lin Feng’s observation now, the old granny was extremely relaxed despite being in the middle of the canopy. If it was attributed to her being a plant-type demon, then Long Ye, as Celestial Jade Tree Demon, should behave the same way. However, while both of them had First Level Demon Souls, Long Ye was nowhere as relaxed as her.
The Sirius Grand Sage stared at Lin Feng and grunted, “If Senior had not injured the Golden Crow Grand Sage first, I doubt that he could have suppressed him.”
The brown-clothed old granny said, “Sirius, leave some energy for yourself. The Golden Roc’s underlings will be here soon.”
“I am interested in his Mount Yujing. Last time, Long Ye accidentally lost it. Today, I’ll get it back for her,” the Sirius Grand Sage bared his teeth in a smile. His snow-white teeth flashed with a cold gleam. “The Golden Roc wanted enough people to be here, but I bet he wants them alive. If I kill this b*stard here, then I can ensure that the Golden Roc does not have enough people for his plan.”
Hearing his words, Lin Feng was not anxious. Instead, an interested look appeared on his face as he said, “Oh? It appears that you lot understand quite a lot about the Golden Roc Grand Sage.”
Earlier on, when Long Ye was mumbling to herself, she revealed some information. Now, hearing the words of the Sirius Grand Sage, it appeared that they had some understanding of the Golden Roc Grand Sage’s plans.
The Sirius Grand Sage smiled cruelly as a scene appeared in his two blood-red pupils.
An endless sea of blood punctuated by mountains of bones appeared. A giant black wolf perched on top of one of these macabre mountains and howled non-stop.
A violent killing intent and the smell of blood rose into the sky. It was unimaginably wild and bloodthirsty.
Lin Feng had hardly seen something this bloodthirsty and violent before. The Guanchong Swordmaster was a sword cultivator who killed decisively and quickly, while the Asura Holy Man, Huo Xiu, had incorporated murder as a key component of the Asura Mantra. The Golden Crow Grand Sage, like the Sirius Grand Sage, possessed a Second Level Undying Demon Soul.
However, they were nowhere as bloodthirsty as the Sirius Grand Sage. This demon was definitely the most brutal butcher Lin Feng had ever met. He hands were caked in blood and he had probably killed countless of people.
Actually, without Long Ye’s introduction, Lin Feng could guess his identity from his first gaze. After he went to Long Ye’s side, Lin Feng was sure that it was him.
The Hell-Slaying Sirius, otherwise known as the Sirius Grand Sage, was the top combatant and general under the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage. He had helped her establish a firm reputation for herself in the Barren Expanses. His name too was famous in the Barren Expanses. Compared to the mysterious Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, many demons were more familiar with the Sirius Grand Sage.
Legend had it that he was her junior and like the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and Long Ye, they all cultivated the most potent mantra of the Demonic Clan, the Hunyuan Demonic Code. Combined with his innate genius and talent, he became extremely powerful. While he possessed only a Second Level Undying Demon Soul, he had few rivals in the Barren Expanses.
It was a well-known fact amongst the demons that had he not loyally followed the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and instead chose to make a name for himself, he would easily have made his way into the rankings of the Ten Demonic Saints and displaced someone.
Even the Golden Crow Grand Sage and the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi, both of whom were immensely powerful demons, could not underestimate the Sirius Grand Sage.
There were even rumors that the Golden Crow Grand Sage had lost to him once. He only managed to escape thanks to the speed advantage of bird-type demons
While it may only be a rumor, regardless of whether it was real or fake, it was enough to testify to this wolf demon’s powers.
“Three swords will be enough?” Lin Feng silently calculated. While the Sirius Grand Sage had yet to reveal his true form, the suppressive powers he gave off in his human form was already much more than that of the Guanchong Swordmaster. However, his expression did not change.
At this point, the tree leaves and tree branches around the group began to vibrate violently. Ripples like waves began to appear.
Lin Feng, Long Ye, the Sirius Grand Sage and the old granny were all slightly unnerved by this. They could all feel a powerful and terrible demonic aura within each ripple and that it was about to burst forth.
“I’ll leave you with Mount Yujing, for now,” the Sirius Grand Sage’s mouth twitched as he looked at Lin Feng. He turned his head to Long Ye and the brown-clothed granny and said, “Let’s go!”
Long Ye smiled at Lin Feng and waved her waves, “Master Lin, we’ll talk next time.”
They did not hesitate at all before leaving.
Looking at the ripples, Lin Feng understood immediately. The Cloud Forest World, after it fell under the control of the Golden Roc Grand Sage, became similar to a giant spell formation. The Cloud Forest Trees that were connected with one another through spiritual energy allowed him to immediately send his underlings to a particular location in the Middle World.
Now, ten ripples began to flash simultaneously. This means that ten Demonic Saints could be arriving at this point at the same time. While the Sirius Grand Sage was bloodthirsty and violent, he wasn’t dumb. He had no desire of being attacked by an entire group.
Lin Feng too retreated as fast as he could. Under the suppressive powers of the Middle World, Yan Mingyue, Long Ye, the Sirius Grand Sage and Lin Feng all faced the same problem. Their movements were severely restricted. While they could slice open the void, they would be suppressed by the powers of the Cloud Forest World and would be unable to fly through it at full speed.
The powers of the Cloud Forest World too would affect their movement. They may not be able to reach their intended destination.
After Lin Feng the rest split up, re-grouping became much harder. On the other hand, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi and the other demons who were in charge of mopping them up could use the powers of the world to easily gather their forces and encircle them.
They were akin to animals that were being hunted.
Just as he had left his original position, Lin Feng suddenly felt the ten powerful demon auras behind him dissipated. Then, they appeared to split into two groups. Most of them went after Long Ye and company while three of them pursued Lin Feng.
Three Demonic Saints who had formed their Undying Demon Souls came after Lin Feng. One of them was a winged, half-cow half-tiger Qiong Qi while the other was a giant Golden-Feathered Great Roc. There was also a bird-type demon enveloped in black gas known as the Sun-Swallowing Condor.
Amongst the Three Demonic Saints that chased after Lin Feng, two of them were bird-type. They flew extremely fast and the Qiong Qi was not slow either.
Lin Feng’s soul was linked with Mount Yujing. This already made his movement extremely cumbersome and his own mana extremely clumsy. His flying speed had already been massively reduced.
Now, with the suppressive powers of the Cloud Forest World, his speed became even slower. Compared to the three demons chasing him, he was like a snail. In the blink of an eye, they almost caught up with him.
“Sh*t, they are going to catch up…no wonder there,” Lin Feng’s mouth twitched as he gently tapped his forehead. Purple gas began to spew out of his forehead and engulf him within.
On Lin Feng’s forehead, Mount Yujing and the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree began to rise slowly as the purple clouds enveloped their surroundings.
Mount Yujing did not return to his original size but instead, hovered above Lin Feng’s head. The tree leaves on the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree shook gently in the wind and released the Seven Colored Treasure Light.
The Seven Colored Treasure Light broke through the void and brought Lin Feng along with it. In that instant, he disappeared without a trace from his original position.
The three demons that were pursuing Lin Feng all revealed expressions of shock. In their eyes, Lin Feng’s speed was extremely slow and only akin to that of a Nascent Soul stage cultivator.
However, just as they were about to catch up with him, a light danced above Lin Feng’s head and his body were engulfed by purple gas. Then, he disappeared.
The Golden-Feathered Great Roc was reluctant to admit defeat. His tribe was the fastest under heaven and much faster than the Kun Peng or the Sun-Swallowing Condor.
However, even with his speed, he was unable to catch up to Lin Feng.
The Qiong Qi asked in a deep voice, “Under the suppressive powers of the world, how could anyone still move so fast? Who exactly is he?”
The Sun-Swallowing Condor replied darkly, “Perhaps he has some treasure along with him? If it’s based solely on his own mastery, then he would be a Third Level Immortal Soul stage cultivator. In that case, he would have been discovered the moment he entered the Middle World by Emperor Roc.”
“Regardless, he is someone we cannot underestimate. We must report this to Emperor Roc immediately,” the Golden Feathered Great Roc said. The white light tree canopy suddenly rang with the Golden Roc Grand Sage’s voice. It appeared to be coming from everywhere and it filled the entire place. It was as if the world itself was speaking. “I am already aware. Continue with your search.”
The three Demonic Saints replied affirmatively as the Qiong Qi lowered his head slightly to receive the message from his own tribe. “The monk managed to bring his senior over. Emperor Roc had lifted the seal to allow him to come in. Let us settle him first.”
The Golden Feathered Great Roc and the Sun-Swallowing Condor nodded their heads. The white light under their feet began to ripple and in the next instant, they disappeared.
Lin Feng was much more apt in controlling Mount Yujing, the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds and the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree now. Using the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree, he broke through the void and escaped the three demons. He did not waste a single second on it.
Breaking the Golden Roc Grand Sage’s control over this world was the crux to solving the problem. The Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation and the dozens of Cloud Forest Trees were the true prizes here.
At this point, to Lin Feng, collecting the sarira would be another decent reward.
As he calculated, the system suddenly rang next to Lin Feng’s ears. “There’s a sarira of the Great Thunderclap Temple near you.”
Lin Feng smiled upon hearing that. “Eh, today my luck today is not bad.”