Chapter 464: I Lie Unmoving In Wait For Your Arrival!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The world-shattering power was extremely frightening. It could not be compared to the personal powers of Lin Feng, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, Long Ye and the others. The Cloud Forest World before them was truly on the path towards destruction.
It could not be compared to the collapse of a Greater World. Even so, it was petrifying and even immortal soul third level powerhouses were not entirely confident of emerging unscathed.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage was in such dire circumstance and still faced multiple assaults from the other powerhouses; he entered fight or flight mode.
His gaze was grim as usual. He was decisive and immediately completely reversed the power of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, and gargantuan force of the reversal caused the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation to collapse completely. The force that erupted explosively from within not only shielded him from the crushing force of the Cloud Forest World’s destruction, it also shook off Yan Nanlai and the others temporarily.
The nine magic items that were used to set up the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation shot out in all directions like the Nine Luminaries runaway.
Only the formation map remained. It transformed in to a single black dot and was withdrawn by the Golden Roc Grand Sage.
However, just at this moment as it was faced with explosive and destructive forces all around it, the Formation Bursting Drum continued to resonate across the void. It forcibly opened up a pathway through, and a streak of white cloudy energy chased up to the Golden Roc Grand Sage speedily.
The cloudy mist resembled boiling water as it rippled all around. It spread out into two directions, and two streaks of energy shot out from within – one black, and one white – while the Yin Yang that was formed continued to spin around, and froze the formation map of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation in place!
The collapse of the middle world caused everybody to land themselves within the darkness of the Spatial Turbulence. If no action was taken, they would follow Heaven and Earth to their ends.
Within a tiny amount of time, multiple powerhouses battled it out amongst themselves.
At this point, the white pale hand of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage also reached out for the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation map. The Imperial Palace, the Five-Colored Golden Dragon and the Xuan Lin Holy Man were also intimately engaged in the fray.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage remained calm despite being frozen in place by the gravity of the Yan Nanlai’s mana. His expression remained grim and cold as he began to channel his demonic powers. The black formation map trembled violently and expanded into two circles of black energy inside and outside.
The two black circles separated from each other. The black circle in the center was swallowed by the Golden Roc Grand Sage and he subsequently unleashed his natural speed and withdrew from the scene.
After Lin Feng’s uprooting, the remaining Cloud Forest Trees began to shake under the pressure of the collapse of their world. They were about to be destroyed along with it.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage flashed towards the trees and, in the blink of an eye, grabbed two more Cloud Forest Trees before he split open the void and entered the Spatial Turbulence and disappeared in an instant. He left the Cloud Forest World for good, and was on his way back to the Barren Expanses.
The inner light circle was taken away by the Golden Roc Grand Sage, while the outer light circle was still frozen in place by Yan Nanlai’s spell power. However, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage did not wait for him to retract his mana and reached out with her palms.
The Imperial Palace flew up as the Great Zhou Empire also wanted a piece of it. The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and Yan Nanlai both extended a streak of mana and transformed them into tides within the void and blew the Imperial Palace into a state of instability. Even though the Imperial Palace was not about to topple over, they were jolted about by the force of it all.
The Imperial Palace wanted to break through the tides within the void. The Xuan Lin Holy Man stepped on his flight of stone stairs and descended upon the purple-gold divine light at the top of the Imperial Palace. With that hindering strike, the Imperial Palace was immediately frozen in place within the void.
Yan Nanlai, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and the Xuan Lin Holy Man attacked the Imperial Palace at the same time and thus gave the Five-Colored Golden Dragon an opportunity. It lunged forward and lashed out with its dragon claws. Elements of gold, wood, water, fire and earth interchanged continuously as it latched onto the light circle of the formation map of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
With the three forces tugging at the light circle, the latter separated into three pieces like the Hades’ Dark Mantra before it.
This was not the same as the Hades’ Dark Mantra naturally splitting by itself, however. This was caused by the forceful tugging of the three powerhouses at the same time, and was torn into three parts.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man was shaken as he retreated backwards. The Emperor of the Great Zhou Empire, Liang Pan, immediately realized that they no longer had any hope of obtaining the formation map and changed he changed his target to the nine treasures that were used to set up the magic formation.
However, Lin Feng was one step ahead. When everybody was fighting for the formation map, he went straight for those lost magic treasures.
Lin Feng speedily collected them. He had already taken four magic treasures into his possession and was about to go for the fifth one, when a crystal flickering with purple radiance bore towards him – the Imperial Palace.
Lin Feng saw what was going on and laughed coldly. He tapped the top of his head, and purple energy began to disperse all around followed by an explosive expansion of clear light – and, with that, Mount Yujing descended from the void.
This was not Lin Feng channeling the power of the mystical mountain along with the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree anymore. This was Lin Feng unleashing the power of Mount Yujing in its entirety.
The white jade mystical mountain returned to its height of thirty-thousand feet. The treasure tree at its summit began to sway and tremble as purple energy enveloped the entire mountain.
A colorful and radiant light circle began to form and eventually transformed into a perfect sphere that enveloped Mount Yujing, the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and the mass of purple clouds inside.
An independent world seemed to have appeared. A million concepts of power and the willpower of worlds seemed to integrate – the display of power was riveting.
The Imperial Palace was overbearing, so Mount Yujing was even more so!
It postured in its place, unmoving. It was just there, and lay in wait for the Imperial Palace that was surging towards it. The purple-gold light clashed with the spherical dome and exploded with a force that rivaled even the one released during the destruction of the middle world.
“Boom boom boom boom!”
The blackness of the void began to shatter into pieces as well and became a whole patch of chaos energy. All its composite elements were released, and this energy was combined with the energy released when the Cloud Forest World collapsed upon itself – the chain reaction led to a complete collapse and ruination.
As for the Spatial Turbulence, with the location of the clash between the Imperial Palace and Mount Yujing as its center, thousands of kilometers around it were wiped clean. Nothing existed anymore and were destroyed completely – even time itself seemed to have stopped.
It felt like a tiny moment, yet at the same time an eternity. Streaks of faintly black and white things drifted into site, like the energies that only existed during the beginning of worlds, when everything was barren.
At this point, everybody could see that the reaction force of the clash threw the Imperial Palace back thousands of kilometers backwards, and the Imperial Palace was only a small dot of light from where everybody was at.
What was more frightening was that Mount Yujing was still upright in its original spot and did not move from its original position. Even though the void had been shattered and space-time ceased to exist, Yan Nanlai, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and the others could vividly feel that, from the clash that just transpired, Mount Yujing was unmoved from beginning to end.
It was like a giant that watched on with indifference at approaching adversaries. After a single clash, the adversary was flung out like a kite while the giant appeared as if nothing had happened, and not even the position of his feet was shifted a single inch.
This was the result of the Imperial Palace clashing with Mount Yujing in terms of mana force and spell power. If it were like the direct physical clashing of Mount Yujing and Holy Wind Mountain, the Imperial Palace would probably have just simply crumbled into nothingness.
Much like a horse carriage that was at its top speed and hit the giant mountain head-on, the mountain would remain unmoved while the carriage would be shattered into pieces.
Within the radiant dome of the Imperial Palace in the distance, a great half of the millions of illusions of subjects and citizens that were bowed in mediation had also disappeared and needed to regroup.
Inside the royal pavilion, Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu watched Mount Yujing in the void with solemn expressions. Throughout the process of the forceful clash, the auras and energies within the Imperial Palace surged about and felt like the center of a maelstrom hurricane.
Despite Zhu Hongwu and Liang Pan’s levels of mastery, they still had that singular moment of instability.
“In the end, the Imperial Palace is a man-made magic treasure. Faced with the near-unrivaled natural power of something like Mount Yujing is not something that we can directly challenge. We need to channel mutable mantras and abhijnas to counter it,” Liang Pan said slowly.
Zhu Hongwu stared at Mount Yujing in the distance and clenched his fists tightly. “When your majesty has attained the immortal soul third level, or perhaps when you have refined and assimilated the power of the Hades’ Dark Mantra as the source of power of the Imperial Palace, whichever solution comes first we will definitely be able to challenge Mount Yujing.”
“If we have both, then our advantage will be even greater!”
Liang Pan nodded his head. “Yes, you are right. This is not the time to clash with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.” He rode the Imperial Palace into the void, grabbed a Cloud Forest Tree and reopened the void before returning to the Divine Lands.
At the time when Lin Feng clashed with Liang Pan, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage decisively uprooted a Cloud Forest Tree and escaped as well.
With the collapse of the Cloud Forest World, the remaining Cloud Forest Trees were separated. The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and Liang Pan could only choose a single position to grab a Cloud Forest Tree before leaving right after.
Xin Longsheng of the Mount Shu Sword Sect pondered momentarily and grabbed a Cloud Forest Tree as well.
When Lin Feng battled with Liang Pan, the Five-Colored Golden Dragon collected the remaining magic treasures used to set up the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation and swept up a Cloud Forest Tree as well. The Five-Colored Golden Dragon circled in the sky a couple of times and the light illusions eventually transformed into a kingly middle-aged figure with a dragon robe and a royal crown upon his head.
This person’s age was about the same as Liang Pan. However, his physical appearance was entirely different while only his demeanor and disposition was similar. He had an intimidating aura of world-unification, as if he held immense power within his hands. He was the current emperor of the Great Qin Empire, Shi Yu.
His shadow gradually disappeared within the void as he sought to avoid the destructive force of the devastation of the middle world. His eyes flickered with a complicated radiation.
“The Imperial Palace, yes, it will be a real problem if they assimilate the power of the Hades’ Dark Mantra. The most important magic treasure of the Great Qin Empire needs time to recover. When I have wiped the other families, the resources should be enough.”
Shi Yu glanced at the cloudy mist that came from Yan Nanlai and Xin Longsheng who was upright in the void before turning his gaze back towards Mount Yujing. “The Celestial Sect of Wonders…”
His shadow quickly disappeared.
At this point, Yan Nanlai and Xin Longsheng’s attentions were both shifted to Mount Yujing – the unshakeable mystical mountain that was unfazed by even the crumbling of a middle world.
The Black Heavenly Treasure Tree sparkled at the summit as Lin Feng rode Mount Yujing and returned into the void.
Within the cloudy mist from Yan Nanlai’s mana, Yan Mingyue and the Xuan Lin Holy Man stood side by side. Beside them was a giant Cloud Forest Tree laid upon the ground. Under the cover of the white mist, the tree looked a lot smaller.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man glanced at Yan Mingyue and said slowly, “Well done.”
Yan Mingyue smiled faintly. When she was travelling with Lin Feng, and while Lin Feng and his disciples were grabbing Cloud Forest Trees she followed along and obtained a Cloud Forest Tree of her own.
Yan Nanlai retracted the white cloudy mist and left this patch of the void. At the other end, Xin Longsheng’s silhouette also disappeared within the void as they both made their way back towards the Divine Lands.
Yan Mingyue and the Xuan Lin Holy Man watched Xin Longsheng’s blurry shadow. “From the very start, Xin Longsheng and the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders got it going and hindered his chances of obtaining the magic treasure. In the end, why did he not do anything else? Besides a single trunk of the Cloud Forest Trees, did he not completely waste his time here?”
From within the white cloudy mist, a clear voice rang out. “His reaping from this expedition is far greater than what the two of you have imagined.”