Chapter 451: A Bad Feeling
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Yuan Xiang saw Lin Feng and could not help being shocked. He reacted almost instinctively as his body began to brim with light. Within the light, the light of the bodhi tree danced. A majestic and grand aura was emitted.
While the bodhi tree danced, Buddhist chanting could be heard in the background. Lin Feng could smell sandalwood too.
Ten thousand rays of light flew towards Lin Feng as they turned the scene before him into a bright, flashing screen of light. They enveloped Lin Feng.
Because Lin Feng’s soul was linked to Mount Yujing at the moment, his own mana moved sluggishly and his mastery fell rapidly. Facing Yuan Xiang, who was in the late-Nascent Soul stage, was difficult.
Using such a move was almost akin to killing a chicken with a cow-slaughtering knife (Translator’s Note: Chinese expression that is used to describe unnecessary effort). This did not faze Lin Feng, who smiled and tapped his forehead gently.
From his forehead, a black dot the size of a grain of rice flew out. As the wind blew around it, it grew and instantly turned into a gigantic azure pavilion that was as grand and majestic as the abode of the gods. The azure pavilion rested itself on a thick, black rock, solemn and heavy.
The doors of the pavilion opened and a tall young man, whose skin was bronze, stepped out slowly. He stood at the entrance of the pavilion and stared quietly at Yuan Xiang the monk. It was Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar.
The Steel Tree Avatar looked at Yuan Xiang and smiled. Operating the Kun Peng Pavilion, it directed itself towards Yuan Xiang and sought to squash him.
It was like using Mount Tai to crush an egg. Yuan Xiang was not even able to react before he was crushed by the Kun Peng Pavilion. The tens of thousands rays of golden light disappeared immediately.
Yuan Xiang still sought to struggle. He opened his eyes wide and bellowed as a ball of dazzling golden light flew out from his chest. 16 sariras spun in the air as they sought to cast a formation.
“All-Encompassing Bodhi Treasure Light!” The 16 sariras emitted balls of golden light as the outline of a bodhi tree danced within the light. They were extremely clear and bright as the clear wisdom of Buddha shone out.
The bodhi tree’s outline became clearer and clearer as it sought to find somewhere to root itself underneath the Kun Peng Pavilion. It sought to support the weight of the Kun Peng Pavilion by itself.
The powerful aura that was emitted was akin to the true teachings of the Buddha. Flawless and perfect and without any possible counter-measure. It sought to help all beings transcend into Nirvana.
The Steel Tree Avatar smiled and closed his hands and summoned an incantation. The Kun Peng Pavilion suddenly changed its shape. The azure pavilion suddenly turned black like its foundation and the entire pavilion became heavier and heavier.
The bodhi tree conjured by Yuan Xiang’s 16 sariras were unable to resist against the powerful suppressive weight of the Kun Peng Pavilion. Like a fragile porcelain device placed under a mountain, it shattered into fine dust in an instant.
Lin Feng rotated his shoulders and withdrew the Kun Peng Pavilion. He captured Yuan Xiang and the monk and left the place immediately.
In that moment, however, Lin Feng realized that he had alerted the Golden Roc Grand Sage. If he did not attempt to conceal his whereabouts immediately, he would soon be discovered.
Not far away, the three demonic saints encircled and battled the Virtuous Zen Master. They too discovered Lin Feng’s existence almost immediately and were collectively shocked. “No one discovered his presence. Who exactly is he?”
This question perturbed the Golden Roc Grand Sage too, who was located in the center of the world. His gigantic body trembled and his piercingly bright gaze flashed. “Eh, interesting.”
Next to him, a Golden Feathered Great Roc asked, “My Emperor, who do you think he is?”
The Golden Feathered Great Roc said, “From his powers, he appeared to be similar in level to the Kun Peng.”
The Golden Feathered Great Roc next to him said solemnly, “As far as we know, no Kun Peng had entered this world. Furthermore, after you used the suppressive powers of this Middle World unless the Kun Peng has a Third Level Undying Demon Soul he should not be able to move so freely.”
“Earlier on, the attempt to revive the Immemorial Kun Peng failed and half of his body was brought by the Kun Peng Tribe while the other half fell into the hands of a human.”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage said slowly, “The Master of the Celestial Sect, Lin Feng.”
“Exactly, the Golden Crow Grand Sage was suppressed by him too,” said the Golden Feathered Great Roc. “Legend has it that his mastery is extremely deep and profound. His origin is mysterious and no one knows who he actually is.”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage said calmly, “That’s no an issue. As long as he is in the Middle World, we will have a chance to meet him.”
“Heavenly Wheels, you should move too. Go and capture all of our preys, but leave the Master of the Celestial Sect, Lin Feng, alone for now. We’ll deal with him later.”
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc paused for a while and then said, “My Emperor, we should guard against the Qiong Qi Demonic Tribe. What if they turn?”
“The Qiong Qi is devious by nature. In their minds, there is no concept of glory or loyalty. They even view betrayal as something beautiful. In the tribe itself, violent civil strife is rampant. For such a tribe, we really can’t trust them.”
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc said it calmly, but he questioned the choice of the Golden Roc Grand Sage.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage did not get angry. Instead, he said, “Heavenly Wheels, the Qiong Qis do possess any idea of loyalty. However, they are loyal to only one thing and that is power.”
“Hence, under my flag, they will never have a chance to betray me. Because I, as their Emperor, is too powerful for them to betray.”
His tone was calm and measured without any sense of arrogance. It was as if he was saying something that was completely natural, rather than bragging. That was because he was so powerful that he was filled with self-confidence.
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc bowed and said, “Yes, my Emperor.” He extended his wings and flew into the white light tree canopy.
A black shadow flew past him and flew towards the Golden Roc Grand Sage. It was the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi.
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc did not stop but continued to fly. He flew into the canopy while the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi landed before the Golden Roc Grand age and smiled deviously, “The first one.” He opened his mouth and spat out a black ball of light. A person sat within it.
The person’s expression was exhausted and the starlight around him slowly extinguished. Still, they vibrated non-stop as he sought to fight against the demonic powers from the black ball of light. It was the Immortal Soul stage Imperial Envoy of the Great Qin Empire, the Stellar Holy Man.
The Stellar Holy Man looked at the giant roc that was akin to the entire world and his eyes betrayed signs of defeat. “It is a world-dominating giant demon!”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage looked at the Stellar Holy Man and lightly nodded his head. His left eye began to shine and a tiny black dot flew out from within. The black dot expanded continuously as it turned into a plate that’s about 100 li wide.
On the plate, many arcane carvings could be seen. They twisted and intersected with one another and at the center of the plate, it was sunken in like an indent. Everywhere on the plate other than the center indent was divided into 9 equal boxes.
The Stellar Holy Man did not have any time to speak before he was placed in one of the boxes.
The black ball of light of the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi disappeared. The Stellar Holy Man sought to escape but the box around him suddenly brimmed with golden light, locking him in.
The Stellar Holy Man then sought to use his Immortal Soul avatar and turn into a bright, glittering milky way of stars. However, he was unable to escape from the golden light.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage started to make a strange sound. It sounded like an ancient, primal shriek.
The glittering milky way started to twist and turn before it returned to the shape of the Stellar Holy Man. He was no longer able to use his Immortal Soul avatar.
The Stellar Holy Man’s face betrayed an expression of pain as the golden light that trapped him shot into the skies and turned into a giant, thick rod of light.
In the next instant, the giant rods of light began to change. From the original gold, it turned into seven different colors. It appeared unbelievably demonic.
In the middle of the light pillar, a blaze danced non-stop. The light pillar and the blaze could be seen by everyone in the Cloud Forest World.
Lin Feng, who had just suppressed Yuan Xiang and obtained his 16 sariras, saw the light pillar in what appeared to be the center of the white light tree canopy. He gently arched his eyebrows and thought, “The light pillar and the blaze make me uneasy.”
As he thought about it, he suddenly felt a powerful mana appearing nearby. However, it was no longer one of the three demons that encircled the Virtuous Zen Master early on.
The powerful aura appeared to come from a demon with a Second Level Undying Demon Soul.
Before his eyes, treasure light flashed as a pearl dashed out from the white light tree canopy. The pearl appeared translucent. One could only see its general outline but not its concrete shape. It appeared to have been formed by clouds
The pearl expanded and a human shape came forth. It was Yan Mingyue of the Great Void Sect.
Behind Yan Mingyue, a powerful demon aura shook the thick canopy and giant beast rushed out.
Lin Feng looked to the beast and realized that while it appeared to be a dragon, it had no scales. Instead, it was clad in feathers and two wings extended from its back, covering the sun in the sky. It had the head of an eagle and the body of a dragon. As its four claws slashed through the air, it conjured the wind and thunder in a truly fearsome spectacle.
“The Deep Sea Dragon Hawk?” Lin Feng recognized the origin of this demon almost immediately. It was one of the powerful underlings of the Golden Roc Grand Sage and belonged to the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk Tribe. It had a Second Level Undying Demon Soul and was respected in the Barren Expanses.
Looking at Yan Mingyue, he was taken aback by her bravery. She dared to face a Second Level Undying Demon Soul with only a First Level Immortal Soul. She abandoned her human form and used her Immortal Soul avatar to fight, which was a black and white ball of Yin-Yang gas.
With the help of her magic treasure, the Heavenly Imperial Jade, Yan Mingyue’s Immortal Soul form churned in the air. While it was restricted by the Cloud Forest World’s suppressive powers, it was still able to manipulate the void. It turned into a Yin-Yang hole and swallowed the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk.
As black and white intertwined and spun, it was as if it sought to grind the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk to bits.
The Deep Sea Dragon Hawk extended its claws and stopped Yan Mingyue’s powers. Tearing at it, it was able to destroy the tiny world in the Yin-Yang hole.
“Invert Yin and Yang and may the two poles turn in reverse directions,” Yan Mingyue chanted slowly as the Yin-Yang symbol that was being torn apart by the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk began to spin in opposite directions. It turned into chaos and then sought to blow itself up to stop the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk’s attack.
If it’s any other time, Yan Mingyue may have chosen to continue battling the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk. However, a Qiong Qi and a Golden-Feathered Great Roc rushed out from the white light tree canopy.
The power of the Middle World continued to suppress her and she dared not stay for long. Rushing towards Lin Feng, she said, “Let’s go!”
Just as she said it, a powerful demonic aura came straight towards her. Then, they Long Ye, clad in white robes and bare-footed, and another female, clad in a bright red dress, rushing out from the white light tree canopy.
Following behind them tightly were six demonic saints, led by the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi.
Lin Feng and Yan Mingyue looked at them and nodded slightly with a tiny hint of a smile at the corner of their lips.