Chapter 454: The Parasol Fairy and the Holy Spirit Snow Dew
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Upon hearing that the Golden Roc Grand Sage had clues on where the Hades’ Dark Mantra was, Lin Feng and Yan Mingyue fell silent.
Long Ye continued, “With these clues as his basis, he devised a secret spell to command the Hades’ Dark Mantra to reveal itself once again. I don’t know the specifics of this spell but legend had it that it required the sacrifice of nine Immortal Soul stage or Undying Demon Soul level power cultivators.”
Long Ye turned her head to the white light tree canopy. There, a colorful light pillar reached out straight into the sky. A fire burned within the light pillar.
“That’s the first.”
Before she finished saying that, another pillar of light shot up into the sky.
Long Ye said hesitantly, “That’s the second one. Auntie would not have fallen so quickly in battle. Someone else was captured.”
Lin Feng and Yan Mingyue looked into the center of the canopy far away as they saw the second light pillar turn from gold to five different colors. Within the light pillar, a fire danced, sending chills into everyone’s heart.
“Perhaps that is Sirius,” Lin Feng moved his shoulders as he replied nonchalantly. Long Ye too smiled, “That’s possible too.”
Lin Feng turned his head to look at Long Ye, “Let’s not talk about it he will succeed. If he does succeed, you and your master will be the most worried, right?”
With the rise of the powerful cultivators of the Barren Expanses, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage ranked number one. Her powers were as formidable as the mountains and rivers and everyone believed that she would be the Holy Demonic Emperor.
However, the Golden Roc Grand Sage was one of the few demons that could threaten the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage. By buying over the Qiong Qi Demon Tribe, the Golden Roc Grand Sage was able to increase his influence once more. Obtaining the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation only further increased his powers.
If he were to obtain the Hades’ Dark Mantra, his powers would rival, or even surpass, the powers of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage.
For human cultivators, the rise of the Golden Roc Grand Sage was a potential threat. For the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, it was no longer a ‘potential’ threat. It was an actual threat that directly endangered her.
Long Ye smiled slightly and tilted her head, “Yes, and that’s why we’re here.”
Lin Feng exchanged a gaze with Yan Mingyue. While they said nothing, the two of them understood silently the implications.
When Long Ye and company entered the Cloud Forest World, they were not only after the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation. From the very beginning, they knew that the Golden Roc Grand Sage was in the Cloud Forest World.
Hence, Long Ye, the Sirius Grand Sage and the Parasol Fairy definitely did not have enough manpower. If they had no reinforcement, it was akin to walking straight into a trap.
If that’s the case, then where’s the reinforcement that the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage ought to have provided?
Lin Feng looked at Long Ye and then at the two light pillars.
In the center of the white light tree canopy, the Golden Roc Grand Sage stayed at his original position, unmoving. His two eyes were closed and he appeared to be saving energy.
A ray of black light suddenly appeared from the canopy and fell before the Golden Roc Grand Sage. It was the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi. He opened his mouth to spit out a black light ball. Inside the light ball, an old granny sat with her feet crossed.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage slowly opened his eyes and looked at the brown-clothed granny. “Long time no see, Parasol Fairy.”
The Parasol Fairy, who took the form of an old granny, smiled slightly and replied, “Golden Roc Grand Sage, I hope you are fine.”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage nodded his head slightly and looked at the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi. “Sorry to have troubled you.”
He was not being polite as while many Undying Demon Soul Second Level demons could kill the Parasol Fairy, very few could actually capture her alive.
Only with his ability to corrupt, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi was able to resist the Parasol Fairy’s poison and capture her.
The Parasol Fairy looked at the plate on the ground and the nine boxes. Seven of them were empty while two of them had light rays shooting straight into the sky.
The source of the light rays appeared to be two human shadows. One of them was the Stellar Holy Man while the other was an old monk clad in lunar-white robes sitting in a lotus-style position. His expression was solemn. It was the Immortal Soul stage elder of the former Great Thunderclap Temple, the Virtuous Zen Master.
The Virtuous Zen Master sat in the middle of the circle and was kept in place by the light pillars. He closed both eyes as he chanted his Buddhist prayers non-stop.
The light on his body dazzled. But as soon as his body lit up the colorful light pillars extinguished them. Yet, it lit up once again.
Every time the light on the Virtuous Zen Master lit up, his weak body would change in appearance. He would take the shape of a golden Buddha with eight peacocks laying at his feet. In his right hand, he held a lotus and in his left, a bell. His expression was neither happy nor sad. Instead, his body gave off a bright golden light and he appeared majestic.
However, after the light was extinguished, his Golden Form would disappear and he would revert to his original appearance.
At this point, the difference in mastery was evident. The Stellar Holy Man was trapped by the light pillars and he just sat there with a pained expression on his face. He was no longer able to conjure his Immortal Soul avatar.
However, the Virtuous Zen Master was still able to struggle and conjure his Golden Form. However, he could only resist instead of stopping the suppression of the light pillars.
The Parasol Fairy sighed, “Must I suffer this too?”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage said, “If you are willing to submit to me, then you don’t have to suffer this. If not, please go in and wait there too.”
The Parasol Fairy thought for a while before replying, “I know what the Golden Roc Grand Sage covets. I don’t know if I could use the Holy Spirit Snow Dew to exchange for my life.”
Hearing the Holy Spirit Snow Dew, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi opened his eyes wide.
The Holy Spirit Snow Dew was a particular treasure that both powerful demons and human cultivators coveted.
Legend has it that the Holy Spirit Snow Dew was extremely useful in helping Immortal Soul stage cultivators increase their mastery. With the Dew, they have a much higher chance of successfully advancing into the next level.
It has the same function for demons with the Undying Demon Soul. The function worked even better for them.
However, the Holy Spirit Snow Dew was exceedingly rare and few appeared in the world.
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi, ignoring the presence of the Golden Roc Grand Sage, stared directly at the Parasol Fairy and said, “You are a plant-type demon. Could it be that you formed the Holy Spirit Snow Dew with your own mana?”
The Parasol Fairy said nothing but her face said it all.
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi looked at the Golden Roc Grand Sage, whose appearance was neutral and calm. The Golden Roc Grand Sage then looked at the Parasol Fairy and said slowly, “Even if you hand over the Holy Spirit Snow Dew, I cannot allow you to leave and return to the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage.”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage was an Undying Demon Soul Third Level demon. He did not need the Holy Spirit Snow Dew many cultivators of his Golden-Feathered Great Roc Tribe could use it, along with many demons under his command.
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi was a classic example. He was about to reach the peak of his Undying Demon Soul Second Level. Afterwards, with a bit of preparation, he could strive for the Undying Demon Soul Third Level.
However, the Undying Demon Soul Third Level was exceedingly difficult. Countless of demons sought it but very few succeeded. Even the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi with such talent and a strong foundation was not sure if he could reach the Undying Demon Soul Third Level.
It was possible that he may die in his attempts.
However, with the help of the Holy Spirit Snow Dew, his chance of success would have increased exponentially.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage would not mind his underlings becoming more powerful. He did not fear them threatening his position as he was confident that he would become stronger to ward off any potential challengers.
However, he could not allow the Parasol Fairy to help those under the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage become stronger. This had nothing to do with his self-confidence. Instead, it was the most fundamental concept of weakening one’s opponent.
Even if he did not sacrifice the Parasol Fairy, he must capture her alive. He would never let her go.
The Parasol Fairy appeared to have understood. She nodded her head and said, “I only hope that it can save my life.”
She closed her eyes and her form started to change. No longer was she the red-clothed young woman nor the white-clothed middle-aged woman, she turned from a brown-clothed granny to a young maiden in yellow.
The yellow-robed young maiden looked no older than 12 to 13 years old. She’s not particularly pretty but brimming with the vibrancy of youth.
The Parasol Fairy stood with both hands behind her back in her new form. Her eyes were closed and an aroma came from her body.
The aroma was light and not strong. However, it relaxed all who smelt it. Even the Undying Demon Soul Third Level Golden Roc Grand Sage could feel it too. At his level, very few spiritual medicines had any effect on him.
The effect on the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi was even stronger. The simple and pure aroma triggered the image of a door in his mind. Behind the door were the secrets of Tao.
“She really did manage to create the Holy Spirit Snow Dew with her spiritual energy. It appears that the source of the Holy Spirit Snow Dew is the true form of this demon, a mushroom imbued with spiritual powers.”
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi stared at the Parasol Fairy. His two dark demon eyes flashed with light and they appeared bottomless.
The Parasol Fairy stared back at him in her new form. On a forehead, a snow-white droplet of water no bigger than a thumber appeared.
This was the famous holy medicine of the Grand Celestial World, the Holy Spirit Snow Dew.
After she formed the Holy Spirit Snow Dew, the spiritual energy around the Parasol Fairy became evidently weaker. It was not because she expended a lot of her demonic powers, but it was because her very essence was diminished.
The Dew left the Parasol Fairy’s forehead and flew towards the Golden Roc Grand Sage. She said slowly, “The Holy Spirit Snow Dew took a thousand years to form. I seek your forgiveness on this matter.”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage looked at the Holy Spirit Snow Dew but he did not take it. Instead, he made it fly towards the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi.
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi’s eyes dazzled as he greedily took the Holy Spirit Snow Dew. He nodded furiously at the Golden Roc Grand Sage and said, “Thank you Emperor Roc for this gift. I will continue to hunt and I promise to catch all of them so that you can begin your sacrifice.”
He turned into a bolt of black light and left the canopy. The Golden Roc Grand Sage looked at the Parasol Fairy and asked, “Parasol Fairy, would you still not bend your knee?”
The Parasol Fairy turned from the yellow-clothed maiden back into her brown-clothed old granny form. She sat cross-legged on one of the tree branches weakly and said, “The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage took care of me for thousands of years. I hope you understand, Golden Roc Grand Sage.”
Unlike the Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc or the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi who referred to him as ‘Emperor Roc’, she continued to address him as ‘Golden Roc Grand Sage’. This was enough to prove her point.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage did not force her but he just nodded his head and said, “What a shame.” The branches around her began to glow white and they trapped the Parasol Fairy within. It was a temporary imprisonment. She was treated differently compared to the Stellar Holy Man and the Virtuous Zen Master.
In the canopy far away, Lin Feng, Long Ye and Yan Mingyue looked at the light pillars. Lin Feng asked slowly, “Since you believe that the Golden Roc Grand Sage won’t sacrifice the Parasol Fairy, then he won’t have enough offerings. Unless you are implying that the Golden Roc Grand Sage would offer one of his own underlings?”
Long Ye shook her head and said, “He won’t do that.”