Chapter 459: The Arrival of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Long Ye and the Sirius Grand Sage both revealed their true selves at this point.
The former turned into a giant tree whose bark was as white as jade. Her leaves turned eerie-blue and they dazzled in the light.
The latter turned into a giant black wolf that was about as big as a hill. His two pupils were like blood-soaked valleys.
In the depths of their demon souls, they each possessed a colorful light. That was the original true spirit of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage that helped them break through their restraints. However, neither Long Ye nor the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage tried to escape immediately after breaking free from their restraints.
They stayed where they were and instead, used the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s original true spirit to grow the newly-formed Hades’ Dark Mantra in the center of the plate.
Shi Zongyue and the rest opened their eyes wide in shock.
The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage was truly greedy. Not only did she want control of the Cloud Forest World, but she also wanted to take away the Hades’ Dark Mantra from the Golden Roc Grand Sage.
In the sky in the Cloud Forest World, the outline of someone slowly appeared. It attempted to break past the seal and enter the world. The outline was unclear but it emanated an ancient power that appeared to come from the moment of Creation itself. The outline was the most powerful demonic saint of the Ten Demonic Saints, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage!
The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage did not rush to act after she broke into the Cloud Forest World. Instead, her demon powers vibrated and the space beyond the Middle World swirled messily. She re-sealed the Cloud Forest World.
After she broke into the Cloud Forest World, she immediately sealed it off again to prevent the powerful cultivators from the Great Void Sect and other major forces from coming in.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage stared at her coldly and said nothing. The Holy Fire Sacrificial Rites were still underway as the Hades’ Dark Mantra became brighter and more powerful.
The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s voice rang out softly. Like Long Ye’s, her voice was low and gritty, “Lei Yuan, let me help you.”
She landed on the giant brown mushroom that the Parasol Fairy had manifested into and the mushroom tremored.
Originally, the Golden Roc Grand Sage was able to cast his formation with the help of the dozens of Cloud Forest Trees. He turned the entire Middle World into a tree dazzling with white light.
Now, however, the world had turned into a sea of mushrooms. The mushrooms covered every single tree branch of the Cloud Forest World.
Under the manipulation of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, the Parasol Fairy’s demonic powers increased significantly. She managed to force three Cloud Forest Trees from the world.
The Cloud Forest World twisted violently as the giant tree trunk that was implanted in the void began to shrink. The three Cloud Forest Trees began to leave their compatriots as they started to decrease in size. Soon, the Cloud Forest Trees returned to their original form.
While they were still big, extremely high and their canopies resembled forests, they were much smaller than when they were part of the world.
Lin Feng and Yan Mingyue both saw this scene. Their eyes flashed as Lin Feng saw the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage reaching out with her hands. In that moment, her powerful demonic powers were akin to a giant hand. In one fell swoop, she grabbed the three Cloud Forest Trees.
Lin Feng had seen this giant hand once. It was this very hand that injured the Golden Crow Grand Sage and directly caused that demonic saint to go to the Divine Lands to vent his anger. When Lin Feng first saw it, he was in awe of it. He still was up until this day.
The three Cloud Forest Trees were covered completely with mushrooms. After the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage grabbed onto them, the mushrooms from two of the Cloud Forest Trees disappeared completely. She then threw them into the plate where the Hades’ Dark Mantra was being formed.
The Two Cloud Forest Trees brimmed with radiance and then, they were injected into both Long Ye and the Sirius Grand Sage. The two demons reacted to them as if they had just taken steroids. Their powers increased exponentially. The power that they had lost during the Holy Fire Sacrificial Rites had returned to them, with excess for spare.
The excess was then contributed to the Holy Fire Sacrificial Rites.
Looking at this scene, Lin Feng and Yan Mingyue were stunned into silence. The Golden Roc Grand Sage sacrificed his own navagrahas for the ceremony so that he could increase his control over the Hades’ Dark Mantra. Furthermore, he wished to conserve the Cloud Forest Trees so that he could bring them back to the Barren Expanses.
The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage did not care about it at all. Instead, she threw them into the fire as if they were firewood.
The remaining mushrooms on the last Cloud Forest Tree did not fall off. Instead, they turned into swirling light and the Parasol Fairy absorbed them. Her demonic powers increased exponentially afterward.
Shi Zongyue, the Guanchong Swordmaster and the rest looked on darkly. The appearance of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage was good news for Long Ye and the Sirius Grand Sage. However, to them, that was useless. Regardless whether it was the Golden Roc Grand Sage or the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, they both sought to turn them into sacrificial objects.
With the appearance of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, the Heavenly Wheels Golden Roc and the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi no longer dared to attack the Parasol Fairy. They all backed off slowly.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage’s ice-cold black eyes looked calmly at the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and then at the Parasol Fairy at her feet. He then said slowly, “Parasol Fairy, so this is your strongest ability. I was trying to guess how would you bring the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage here, but I never predicted that you would possess such powers.
The world rang with the Parasol Fairy’s voice, which was both neutral and plain. “I must thank the Golden Roc Grand Sage for showing mercy earlier on. I feel slightly regretful.”
The Golden Roc Grand Sage shook his head and said, “It’s truly a shame that you won’t fight for me.”
The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage did not look at the Golden Roc Grand Sage but instead, her gaze fell onto the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi. Smiling, she said, “E Chi, is the spell formation for the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation with you or with Lei Yuan?”
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi’s mouth twitched into a smile. “It’s with me.”
The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage nodded her head and said, “You surely won’t hand it over even if I asked. So I have no choice but to take it from you myself.”
With that, she raised her hand and the terrible hand that seemed able to crush the stars appeared once again. It broke through space and rushed towards the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi.
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi bellowed, “Good move!” He opened his mouth and a black ball of light flew out. It grew in space and turned into a humongous spell formation. In it, numerous runes and writings intertwined with one another. A deep, mystic power came from it.
A terrible power that seemed bent on destroying the very heavens and earth began to spread from it. It shook the entire Cloud Forest World and was in no way inferior to the Hades’ Dark Mantra.
A giant opening opened in the sky and the blackness of space could be seen. Countless amount of stars dazzled in the sky and the most obvious ones were obviously the nine navagrahas. While they resided in space far far away from the Cloud Forest World, at this moment, they appeared unbelievably near.
Amongst the nine navagrahas, seven of them were unbelievably bright while the other two faded in and out of view. They appeared to be two shadows, but they still gave off a fearsome power.
The seven luminaries represented the Sun, Moon, Venus
Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn while the two darker stars represented Rahu and Ketu (Translator’s Note: Here, the author got his inspiration from Hindu cosmology). Together, they were the navagrahas.
Second Level Undying Demon Soul demons with the original true spirit would be able to cultivate the stars and absorb their powers. Depending on the navagraha they chose, their powers would be different. However, very few would choose to cultivate the Nine Luminaries.
That was because the power of the Nine Luminaries was much too powerful and endless. Those who cultivated the Nine Luminaries would have exceptional battling abilities but they would be unable to merge the Nine Luminaries with their demon soul, preventing them from ascending to the Third Level Undying Demon Soul.
Now, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi wished to use the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation and borrow upon their powers. The material he used to cast his formation this time was much more powerful than what he had used in the Sea of the Northern Wind. The power of the increased exponentially till he dared to use it to battle the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage.
In the formation, the nine balls of light sunk slowly in place in correspondence to the nine luminaries in the galaxy.
The Grand Sage of Qiong Qi then activated the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation as Venus began to glow brightly. From the formation, a powerful blast of light, platinum in color, shot out. It was akin to a divine sword slicing through the heaven and earth as it aimed itself right at the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s palm.
Lin Feng, watching from afar, could feel a sharp aura coming towards him as if it wished to slice him to bits.
Looking at it carefully, he noticed that the white blast of light comprised many complicated levels of spell formations. Every single formation was imbued with unbelievably sharp essence. It was like an indestructible sword radiance.
The white pillar of light was unbelievably concentrated and hence, the space before it began to shatter and pitch-black darkness ensued. It appeared invincible.
“The first attack of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation borrowed upon the power of Venus to destroy. An apt choice indeed. No wonder it was able to destroy the spell formation that the Great Qin Empire cast over the Sea of the Northern Winds earlier on,” Lin Feng sighed. “Now, the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation exceeded the power level of a Second Level Undying Demon Soul demon and could easily battle a Third Level Undying Demon Soul demon.”
Saying that, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage was unbelievably fierce. With her terrible hand, she grabbed onto the pillar of white light just like someone grabbing onto a blade.
Frenzied energy then began to tear the space around them apart. As the white pillar of light was seized by the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, it fell dim immediately. It was like watching a powerful sword being turned into a useless, rust-caked metal rod.
The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage did not escape unscathed however. The giant hand that was a manifestation of her powers was riddled with wounds from the manifestation of the power of Venus. The hand looked terribly mangled.
Initially, when she attacked the Golden Crow Grand Sage, he was sent flying with just one move and while her palm was burned by the Golden Crow Grand Sage’s Grand Sun Primordial Flame, it was like being burned by a match.
However, the hand now was filled with scars. If it was made out of flesh and blood, then it would have been a bloody sight to see.
To achieve such a result, the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi should be happy. However, he could not feel joy as his face turned more serious. The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage was able to resist the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation alone, even when the latter was imbued with the power of Venus.
Looking at the scene, Lin Feng furrowed his brows and then smiled.
“The Golden Roc is truly a difficult foe to deal with.”
Ever since the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s arrival, the Golden Roc Grand Sage kept silent. He continued to cultivate the Hades’ Dark Mantra almost as if he did not mind her interference. He did not even care that all his efforts may be used to benefit her.
She too did not care about the Golden Roc Grand Sage. It was as if she believed that her counterpart would concentrate on cultivating the Hades’ Dark Mantra.
After she grabbed the white pillar of light, she stopped suddenly. She wasn’t afraid of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, but rather she turned her head to look at the Golden Roc Grand Sage.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage looked at her too. His gaze was ice-cold as his wings began to flap. The Cloud Forest World trembled.