Chapter 456: The Hunt Continues
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Yue Hongyan looked at Xiao Yan and the others and then asked quietly, “Master, Third Senior and Fifth Junior are not on the mountain…”
Lin Feng smiled slightly and said, “No worry, they won’t be missed out.”
He looked at Yue Hongyan, Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao and Zhu Yi and said with a smile, “However, it’s up to you if you could obtain this treasure.”
“Once the time has come, I’ll help you out.”
The disciples nodded their heads in agreement and Lin Feng’s projected consciousness shimmered. He left Xiao Yan and appeared in Miao Shihao’s residence.
Upon seeing him, Lin Feng asked immediately, “Who has the highest level of mastery in the Great Void Sect?”
Miao Shihao looked at Lin Feng and was just about to smile cheekily. However, upon hearing Lin Feng’s question, Brother Shihao’s body became pencil-straight and his expression turned serious.
He thought for a while before saying slowly,” It should be the Supreme Elder of the Great Void Sect, Yun Yuanzhen.”
Miao Shihao thought for a while before adding, “If there is anyone else, or if someone is hiding their level of mastery, then I can’t be sure.”
Lin Feng repeated the name, “Yun Yuanzhen?”
Miao Shihao nodded his head and said, “The master of Yan Mingyue and one of the major heads of the Great Void Sect. He is a Third Level Immortal Soul stage cultivator and is also the youngest Supreme Elder of the Great Void Sect. Earlier on, he battled with the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage for supremacy. However, he reputedly lost by a tiny bit. After he returned to the Great Void Sect, he devoted all his time to raising Yan Mingyue.”
Lin Feng fell into silence for a while before asking, “What is the relationship between the Mount Shu Sword Sect and her?”
Miao Shihao shook his head and replied, “This, I do not know. To the best of my knowledge, Yun Yuanzhen and Yan Mingyue both cultivate the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void and dominate with this particular mantra.”
“The Mount Shu Sword Sect focuses only on swordplay. The swordplay technique of Yan Mingyue and her master had its foundation on the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void and was known as the Great Void Dual Polarity Mystic Sword Mantra. It is immensely powerful, ” Miao Shihao described. “Other than that, the Great Void Sect has another swordplay technique based on the Mantra of the Great Oblivion. It is known as the Heavenly Sword of Oblivion.”
A terrible look crossed Miao Shihao’s face as his lips twitched, “While Brother Shihao despises the useless fools of the Great Void Sect, but I have to admit that their Essentials of the Great Void Tao is indeed the best mantra in the entire Divine Lands. It’s all-encompassing and brimming with wisdom.”
“Swordplay is not the forte of the Great Void Sect, but regardless whether it’s the Great Void Dual Polarity Mystic Sword Mantra or the Heavenly Sword of Oblivion, they both surpassed the all six of the Mount Shu Six Passages of Sword. I believe that only the most powerful treasure of the Mount Shu Sword Sect, the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi, can beat them.”
Lin Feng nodded his head. He too had heard of the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi. It was widely recognized as the strongest swordplay technique in the Divine Lands and was the most powerful thing possessed by the Mount Shu Sword Sect. However, it was extremely difficult to master. Even the sword masters of all six of Mount Shu Six Passages of Sword could not master it.
Excluding the supreme elders of the Mount Shu Sword Sect who had already retreated from the world, everyone knew that only the master of the Mount Shu Sword Sect can master the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi.
Miao Shihao smiled crookedly, “The Radical Faction of the Great Void Sect covets the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi of the Mount Shu Sword Sect.”
Lin Feng nodded his head as his outline faded to nothing.
Miao Shihao relaxed and returned to his usual state. Lying on his body, a smile crept over his face, “Hee hee, when master asks questions like this, he must have something in mind. Those useless fools from the Great Void Sect have something coming for them.”
Lin Feng’s consciousness left Mount Yujing. He turned his head slightly and noticed Yan Mingyue looking at him.
“Master Lin has a plan?” Yan Mingyue smiled at him and asked as she tucked her hair behind her ears.
Lin Feng said, “Some ideas, but I still need to see how things go. To call it a plan may be premature.”
As he said that, two more pillars of golden light shot into the sky from the canopy ahead of him. They turned multi-colored and a fire burned in their centers.
Yan Mingyue mumbled, “Now there are 5 pillars.”
Lin Feng nodded his head silently as he continued to fly towards the white light tree canopy. As he approached, the suppressive powers of the Cloud Forest World became stronger and stronger.
“Here’s fine,” Lin Feng stopped as he stared silently at the five pillars in the middle of the tree canopies. Near the pillars, he could see the shadow of a golden-feathered great roc that had its wings outstretched, as if it was ready to fly.
A voice sounded, “Since you are here, why not take a step forward?”
The voice was extremely plain but it sounded like thunder. It shook all four directions and appeared present everywhere. It appeared to slice through the entire Cloud Forest World.
Yan Mingyue looked down and said quietly, “If we walk forward one more step, then the Golden Roc Grand Sage will be able to lock onto our locations immediately. Right now, he can only sense that we are the border.”
Lin Feng said, “While he controls this Middle World and he had taken over its consciousness, he needed to devote his energy to resisting the external attempts at intruding into the Cloud Forest World. Hence, with such pressure, his control over this world is imperfect.”
“Furthermore, a Middle World is humongous. He does not have the ability to turn the entire world into his body.”
Yan Mingyue looked at Lin Feng, “Do the developments up till now fit well with Master Lin’s plans?”
Lin Feng retorted, “If you know the answer, why do you ask?”
“While I know that Long Ye, the Sirius Grand Sage and the Parasol Fairy have their own plan, I don’t know what the plan is,” replied Yan Mingyue frankly. “Prince Anliang, the Guanchong Swordmaster and the Stellar Holy Man all stopped communicating with me too. I’m afraid they had fallen to the Golden Roc Grand Sage.”
Lin Feng said calmly, “This is what I predicted. The crux of their plans lies with the Parasol Fairy.”
Hearing that, Yan Mingyue nodded her head. “The Parasol Fairy has always been mysterious. No one what knows what secret move she has. If there’s a massive change, I believe that it would depend mainly on her.”
Lin Feng looked at the five pillars of light far far away and smiled, “I am interested in finding out what is the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s plans.”
In the center of the canopy, the Golden Roc Grand Sage stopped moving after he said that bit just now. After he noticed that neither Lin Feng nor Yan Mingyue replied, he did not pursue the matter anymore. Instead, he turned his head to look at the side.
Over there, the Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc and the Deep Sea Dragon Hawk, together with another Second Level Immortal Soul Golden Feathered Great Roc and the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi, stood together. Behind them, the white-clad, barefooted Long Ye stood silently.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage said slowly, “In my impression, you are the last Celestial Jade Tree of the Barren Expanses.”
Long Ye smiled and said, “Not exactly the last, but the other Celestial Jade Trees have yet to turn into demons.”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage nodded his head, “Through the wolf, I also know that it’s impossible to obtain the Hunyuan Demonic Code from you. If that’s the case, then there’s nothing more to say.”
Using his mana, he lifted Long Ye up and threw her into a square box below. She occupied a box by herself.
There, the Virtuous Zen Master, the Stellar Holy Man, Shi Zongyue, the Guanchong Swordmaster and the Sirus Grand Sage were all imprisoned.
In comparison to Virtuous Zen Master and the Stellar Holy Man, the other three were a lot more relaxed despite the suppression by the light pillars.
Shi Zongyue and the Guanchong Swordmaster were Second Level Immortal Soul cultivators. They had cultivated the Secret Manual of the Five Imperial True Dragons and the Guanchong Sword respectively, both of which were the top mantras of their fields. They were immensely powerful. The Sirius Grand Sage was also a Second Level Undying Demon Soul demon who had cultivated the Hunyuan Demonic Code. Their powers were all roughly similar.
However, they still fell to combined attacks of the four Second Level Undying Demon Soul demons of the Golden Roc Grand Sage.
Furthermore, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi possessed a powerful weapon in the form of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation. In another place, there was still a possibility of a battle to the death. However, in the white light tree canopy and under the suppression of the entire Middle World, they could only surrender.
Shi Zongyue was depressed. Looking at the smirk on the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi’s face, he was further enraged.
The Qiong Qi Demon Tribe had a bad relationship with the Great Qin Empire. Shi Zongyue had battled many times with the Qiong Qi Grand Sage. Other than the defeat in the Sea of the Northern Wind where the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation forced him into a corner, he had never been this soundly defeated.
The Guanchong Swordmaster sat within the light pillars. His eyes were ice-cold and his face appeared to have frozen over.
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc looked and him and said, “If the Shaoze Swordmaster was here, he may be able to break through the suppression of the world like the Master of the Celestial Sect with his Shaoze Sword and move about freely. However, your Guanchong Sword is not cut out for this.”
The Guanchong Swordmaster did not rebut him. Instead, he continued to stare coldly at the Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc.
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc looked back at him calmly and said, “Today, you should feel honored to have been captured. At least you can help our emperor with his great work.”
In the square next to the Guanchong Swordmaster, a big hunk clad in a black fur robe snorted, “What a joke, you are saying that Lei Yuan is fit to declare himself an emperor?”
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc turned to look at the hunk expressionlessly and said, “Sha Yu, the biggest joke is one whose bark is worse than his bite.”
The hunk leered back his blood-red eyes. It was the Sirius Grand Sage. He opened his mouth to reveal a mouthful of white teeth as he smiled devilishly, “Lei Yuan just reached the Third Level Undying Demon Soul, that’s true. However, he is nowhere as powerful as my senior. If my senior hasn’t proclaimed herself empress, what right does he have to do so?”
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc said quietly, “Time is the best judge. Look at you, you were once arrogant, violent and wild. Now, look at yourself again.”
“Hee hee!” The Sirius Grand Sage laughed coldly. “The Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation is indeed a good thing. I bet old Qiong Qi here can’t afford it even if he sells everything he has. The Golden Feathered Great Roc helped him to acquire it, right?”
“I dare to fight even with Lei Yuan, what more about you?” The Sirius Grand Sage looked at the Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc and continued, “Without the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, I bet I can beat all four of you. Heavenly Wheels, how do you think you stayed alive just now?”
The Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc looked at his right wing. A bald patch was evident in the middle of his golden feathers. That was inflicted by the Sirius Grand Sage. Despite the suppression of the Middle World and their combined attack, they were unable to handle the Sirius Grand Sage. Finally, they used the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation to defeat him.
“Sha Yu, you are indeed powerful,” said the Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc in agreement. “However, that cannot change your fate.”
Throughout the exchange, Long Ye had been sent down to the plate and she occupied a square too. Soon, she was imprisoned by the pillars of golden light. A sixth golden pillar shot into the sky.
Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man both had serious expressions.
Long Ye and the Sirius Grand Sage exchanged a glance as a smile crept onto their faces.