Chapter 453: The Ultimate Move of the Holy Demonic Emperor – Hades’ Dark Mantra
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
In comparison to the colorful fog, the white fog did not appear very eye-catching.
However, facing the white fog, Lin Feng felt alarmed. Even though he wasn’t the target of the white fog, but his heartbeat increased. When the group of demons saw the white fog, all of their hairs stood.
Even the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi and the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk, both of whom had a Second Level Undying Demon Soul, were afraid.
That was what Lin Feng last saw before he left. Afterwards, the sigh before him changed into a swirl of colors and he entered the void, disappearing instantly.
When Lin Feng had stopped moving, he was still in the middle of the white light tree canopy. He recalled Mount Yujing and the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree. While this power was able to break through the suppression of the Cloud Forest World, it was also easily identifiable by the Kun Peng Grand Sage.
Yan Mingyue and Long Ye were engulfed by Lin Feng’s Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds early on and did not witness him recalling Mount Yujing back into his soul. At such a critical point, they did not dare to use their mana to investigate but instead, allowed Lin Feng to bring them along to wherever he wanted to go.
However, the two of them were rather shocked. After the Golden Roc Grand Sage had controlled over the consciousness of the Cloud Forest World, not even the Guanchong Swordmaster, Shi Zongyue or the Sirius Grand Sage could move about freely. However, Lin Feng appeared completely unaffected.
The two of them, however, kept their questions to themselves.
“The person just now, was it the Parasol Fairy?” Yan Mingyue tucked her hair behind her ears as she looked at Long Ye with a half-smile on her face. “The most mysterious Demonic Saint under the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage who hardly ever wanders out. I can’t believe she will appear in the Cloud Forest World.”
Lin Feng looked at her, “The Parasol Fairy?”
Yan Mingyue nodded her head. “Correct. The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s origin is highly mysterious and even the Great Void Sect knew very little about her. She has no clan members, but many powerful demons joined her cause.”
“Some demons helped the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage in leading battles while others helped her to secure and rule a particular territory. These are her more famous underlings and are generally known as the strongest demons of the Barren Expanses, such as the Sirius Grand Sage. They are in no way inferior to the Ten Demonic Saints.”
Yan Mingyue looked at Long Ye before continuing, “However, some of the demons are extremely secretive. Their origins are secret and they are under the protection of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage. They hardly ever wander out and hence, very few humans know about them.”
“Thus, no one knows how many powerful demons the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage has under her command.”
“However, so long as they exist, it is impossible to have completely no news about them. For example, I know a bit about the Parasol Fairy. While she is mysterious and rarely goes out, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage respects her a lot. Her knowledge of medicine and poison is deep but she always operates behind the scenes. This may be the first time she takes the front stage in something.”
Long Ye listened quietly before smiling, “Auntie prefers to think through things carefully before she does anything. Sister Yan may be slightly exaggerating.”
She then laughed softly, “Actually, Auntie likes to go out alone and harvest her herbs. However, she does not announce her movements and hence, very few people know about it.”
Lin Feng said quietly, “The Parasol Fairy, is she a plant-type demon?”
Long Ye nodded her head while Yan Mingyue said, “Earlier on, we had news that suggests the Parasol Fairy was originally a fungus imbued with bountiful spiritual energy that eventually became a Demonic Saint-level demon. Looking at her battling method earlier on, it appears that we are correct.”
Lin Feng agreed to Yan Mingyue’s explanation as he thought, “So she is a strain of poisonous mushroom.”
A mushroom can be both poisonous and non-poisonous. Normally, the more brightly-colored a mushroom is, the more poisonous it is.
Initially, the Parasol Fairy took the shape of an ordinary granny. Her demonic powers did not appear as turbulent then.
However, once she took the shape of a red-clothed, beautiful young lady, she could unleash the full extent of her poisonous powers. Her poison was so strong that even Immortal Soul stage cultivators had to be careful in case they themselves were contaminated.
In reality, some plain looking mushrooms may contain the strongest poison. They may even be stronger than those brightly-colored mushrooms.
Hence, when the Parasol Fairy morphed into an ordinary-looking middle-aged woman clad in white, the poisonous fog she emitted was much stronger. Even the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi and the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk had to be extra careful.
“However…” Lin Feng arched his eyebrows as he noticed a problem. The Parasol Fairy could change her form and hence, her battling style.
Undoubtedly her white-clothed form was the strongest, but it surely had its downsides too. Lin Feng believed that she was unable to maintain her white-clothed form for long, and while the white poisonous fog may be strong, there were limitations to it as well. She may not be able to produce a lot or that it would be physically exerting for her to do so.
While her red-clothed form had a weaker battling strength, it was likely her default battling mode.
Hence, what about her brown-clothed granny form?
Looking at the situation, that was the form that the Parasol Fairy took most of the time.
As Lin Feng thought about it, while she appeared the weakest in that form, she was also the most relaxed in that form, despite the suppressive powers of the Middle World and the white light tree canopy.
In their group, in terms of mastery, the Sirius Grand Sage was the most powerful. In terms of type, both Long Ye and the Parasol Fairy were in the First Level Undying Demon Soul and both were plant-type demons. However, faced with the suppressive power of the white light tree canopy, they were not as relaxed as the Parasol Fairy.
However, when the Parasol Fairy battled against the Golden Roc Grand Sage’s powerful underlings, regardless of whether she used the red-clothed form or the white-clothed form, she was evidently suppressed by the Cloud Forest World.
Lin Feng thought for a while before he made a deduction, “The brown-clothed granny form must possess a special trait.”
He found her request to leave her behind strange too.
Yan Mingyue mentioned earlier on that the Parasol Fairy was one of the more reserved subordinates of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage. Normally, she operated behind the scenes and would never take the front stage. Battling was not her forte too. This time, for her to enter the Cloud Forest World, she must have a purpose.
Lin Feng turned his head to look at Long Ye. The white-clothed young woman sat relaxed on a tree branch as her bare feet dangled in mid-air. She appeared extremely bored.
Noticing Lin Feng’s stare, Long Ye laughed gently, “Auntie will be fine. The Golden Roc Grand Sage will not bear to kill her. She is extremely valuable in the entire Barren Expanses.”
“Don’t forget, however, that the Golden Roc Grand Sage is trying to get enough people,” Lin Feng said expressionlessly. He then looked at Long Ye, “Now, is it convenient for you to tell me what plans do the Golden Roc Grand Sage have?”
Hearing Lin Feng’s question, Yan Mingyue looked at Long Ye too. She too did not know what the Golden Roc Grand Sage was planning. While the Great Void Sect observed the demon world closely, demons still knew best about the politics of their world.
Long Ye smiled and said, “Uncle is not here. So, I’m able to tell you.”
Lin Feng’s heart twitched. How could he not have realized that while the Sirius Grand Sage was Long Ye’s uncle, she would not seek his opinion if she was really set on doing something?
Long Ye looked at Lin Feng and then turned her gaze to Yan Mingyue before saying slowly, “The Golden Roc Grand Sage may be coveting something. Strictly speaking, it isn’t exactly a material thing but instead, it’s a spell.”
“Spell?” Lin Feng and Yan Mingyue exchanged gazes. They did not say anything. The Golden Roc Grand Sage was a Third Level Undying Demon Soul demon with the power to upturn heavens itself. It naturally possessed a great amount of power. Furthermore, he possessed the innate ability of the Golden Feathered Great Roc Tribe. Even if one used the Hunyuan Demonic Code against him, success was not guaranteed.
For such a powerful being, what spell could he covet?
Lin Feng thought, “Wait a moment, in my impression, the Hunyuan Demonic Code was the second part of the most powerful mantra of the demons, the Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao. As the first part had been lost to time, the Hunyuan Demonic Code is known universally recognized as the premier spell of the demons.”
“What could be stronger than the Hunyuan Demonic Code? Could it be the…”
Hence, he heard Long Ye say, “The Golden Roc Grand Sage wants the Hades’ Dark Mantra.”
Yan Mingyue’s face turned heavy. She knew what that was.
Lin Feng had never heard of the Hades’ Dark Mantra before. But he did not need to search the system, for he knew what ‘Hades’ was.
4000 years ago, during the calamitous battle between the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses, the last combatant to fall was the universally-recognized last Holy Demonic Emperor. Mortals called him the Hades Emperor. His full name was the Heavenly Sea Hades.
The Hades Tribe was the most mysterious demon tribe, but also the most terrifying. Once upon a time, they possessed the entire Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao and was able to rule over the Barren Expanses.
During that battle, the Heavenly Sea Hades fell and the entire Hades Tribe disappeared completely. Even the first part of the Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao was lost.
After the war, many powerful demons, including the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, hoped to be able to locate the Hades Tribe. However, they had been unsuccessful for the past 4000 years.
After the Heavenly Sea Hades had fallen, no Holy Demonic Emperor could take his place. The line of succession stopped.
The Hades’ Dark Mantra was how the Heavenly Sea Hades dominated the world.
While this Holy Demonic Emperor had died, the human realm paid a terrible price.
The master of the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the abbott of the Great Thunderclap Temple both died in battle!
The master of the Great Void Sect was so seriously injured that he was forced to retreat from the world while the more than half of the Supreme Elder Council perished.
The Great Thunderclap Temple, where the bulk of the battling took place, was almost completely destroyed.
At that time, the Great Zhou Empire was only a small state next to the Great Qin Empire. The Great Qin Empire was much more powerful back then. However, during that battle, the Qin Emperor was killed and the royal house suffered massive losses. This then allowed for the Great Zhou Empire to rise in power till today.
Lin Feng looked at Yan Mingyue’s expression and he knew the full extent of the Hades’ Dark Mantra’s power. He also knew what would happen if it fell into the hands of the Golden Roc Grand Sage.
Long Ye said quietly, “We also had news that the Golden Roc Grand Sage had found a palace that the Hades Emperor formerly resided in. While nothing was left in other palaces, he was able to find trace of the Hades’ Dark Mantra in this one.”