Chapter 467: All Good Stuff
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng had to admit that the treasures used by the Golden Roc Grand Sage and the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi to form the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation this time was of higher quality than the one at the Sea of the Northern Winds.
This platform in front of them was the receptacle for the power of Saturn in the formation, but it was only a magic treasure embryo!
If he did not see wrongly, this platform was indeed the mountain tip of the Immemorial Celestial Mountain.
The magic treasures used in the formation were not of uniform quality. There were the better-quality ones, like the treasure of the Sun, which was the Sun Essence Stone. For Mars, it was the Ancient Flaming Soul. For Jupiter, it was the Ancient Willow Tree Roots.
Although they were good, they were still inferior to the Hades’ Dark Mantra and this platform.
When Lin Feng was gathering the treasures, he only took the best. He obtained five of them, which were all special. He was in luck.
“This is really heavy,” Lin Feng clasped his lips. Even though the platform looked average, it was heavier than the Cloud Forest Tree that was a thousand foot high. Lin Feng used his mana to barely lift it up.
As he looked at the platform, Lin Feng thought for a while and he revealed his Kun Peng pavilion hall. After, that he also retrieved the Heavenly Wind Treasure Fan.
As the three items were placed together, Lin Feng tried to figure out the various power concepts. After a while, Lin Feng had an idea in his head and he revealed a smile on his lips. Following that, he kept them away.
Besides the Netherworld Purple Crystal and the black platform, Lin Feng turned his attention towards a stone stele. This was also one of the magic treasures in the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation. When it was placed in the formation, it was used to guide the unlimited cosmic power of the South Node.
Among the Nine Luminaries, the South Node and the Moon clashed. It was the dark star of the Moon and contained boundless disasters.
Whereas the stone stele in front of Lin Feng brought him an ominous feeling of disaster and destruction. Lin Feng picked his brows, “Oh? This is not a magic treasure of the demonic world. It is a treasure cultivated by humans.”
Lin Feng used his supernatural awareness to scan it before, but did not discover the presence of an original soul. “But it doesn’t seem to be damaged. The original soul of the magic treasure should not have been destroyed. The power concept has always been important.”
He used his mana to delve deeper into it, but only felt that his awareness entered a vast darkness.
There was no sound or light. Space could also not be felt and time did not seem to pass. There was a huge fear and the aura of a disaster approaching.
It was as if a world was void of light and entered an eternal darkness.
When Lin Feng’s mana delved into it, he could feel a consciousness that was asleep. The other party was unconscious, but when Lin Feng appeared, it seemed to have barely woken up.
“So, this is it. The power concept within the magic treasure was eternal darkness. The magic treasure original soul also belongs to a sleeping state. Without any interference, it will not wake up.”
Lin Feng understood that and looked at the stone stele carefully. There were only two words inscribed on it, “Eternal night!”
What made him interested was that this treasure was cultivated by human cultivators in demonic sects.
The Divine Lands was very prosperous now and the demonic sects were not enjoying it. Everyone hated them and even the Samsara Sect had become orthodox.
The rest of the demonic sects might come up with a few powerful individuals that could dominate for a while. But eventually, they would be forced to retreat.
Hence, the presence of demonic mantras and magic items in the human cultivation world were very rare, just like this magic treasure. For its original soul to exist without any damage, it was a rare thing.
Lin Feng deduced that this Eternal Night Demonic Stele was left behind when an Immortal Soul Stage Elder of a demonic sect perished during the war between the two worlds. In the end, it landed in the hands of the Golden Roc Grand Sage or the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi and was used to form the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
After pondering for a moment, Lin Feng kept the Eternal Night Demonic Stele using the Purple Clouds.
After keeping it, Lin Feng took out a blue magic pearl, which was bigger than the Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl. The Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl was only the size of a fist, but this magic pearl was as big as a crystal ball that a witch used to read fortunes in Lin Feng’s previous memories.
In the pearl, there was a blue light surging. There was a soft sound of waves rising inside. The pearl seemed to contain unlimited amounts of water.
Lin Feng used his supernatural awareness to scan the surroundings, and knew immediately that it contained a rich, water-type spiritual energy. It would shock anyone who knew it.
“This thing seems familiar. I seemed to have seen it in the system.” Lin Feng was thinking, as his supernatural awareness entered the system. After checking, he saw something similar. “Water Spirit Heavenly Pearl. I’ve believe I’ve seen it before.”
Lin Feng held this pearl and brought it in front of his eyes, nodding his head, “Hmm, for someone cultivating a water-type mantra, this is comparable to a Cloud Forest Tree.”
But to Lin Feng, this pearl was not as attractive to him as something else.
It was another of the magic treasures for the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation. It was also the most important of all and was Lin Feng’s main target when he went to the Cloud Forest World.
It was the remains of a beast that was entirely black.
The remains were not that big and was only around 3 meters in length. The bones were black and did not flash with any radiance. On the other hand, all light that got close to it would be engulfed by the darkness.
It was only a hint of dark blue aura that revolved around the remains and did not dissipate.
Although it was just the remains, it revealed a powerful aura that made one that look at it frightened.
A normal person could not even look at it directly, or else their gazes would be trapped in the dark power concept. Even his soul might be engulfed within it.
Lin Feng looked at the remains and laughed without making a sound. This was his target – the complete remains of a Mingdu that had formed the Undying Demon Soul.
A Mingdu was an Immemorial Demon and the King of Darkness. It was a savage beast that controlled the source of dark power. It looked like a leopard and had a lone horn on its head. Its entire body was black and had purplish-blue flowery patterns on its body. It was also extremely ferocious and brutal.
The Mingdu race had already disappeared from history for quite some time. In the Barren Expanses, the Mingdu race had not appeared for thousands of years.
To obtain such a complete set of remains was very rare. Lin Feng could not help but compliment the Golden Roc Grand Sage and the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi now.
After using mana to look into the remains of the Mingdu, he did not try to exorcise the dark power within it. On the other hand, he tried to use his mana to maintain peace and infuse with the dark world.
As expected, a weird thing happened. The originally destructive dark power became less scary and more peaceful, calm and even gentle.
Without a hint of killing intent and sense of destruction, the original ominous feeling that terrified others had disappeared completely.
Lin Feng felt that he had returned to his embryonic state, inside the womb of his mother. He was blur and without desires or thoughts, but he was the closest to the way of the Heavens.
It was as if he returned to the chaos and darkness before the Heavens and Earth opened. He nourished the air and nurtured the destiny of all lives, making complete preparations for the opening of the Heavens and Earth.
This was not an illusory feeling, or that he was scammed. It was real peace that nurtured all life.
“It is the case. My understanding of darkness is right.” Lin Feng thought to himself, “Darkness encompassed the power concepts of destruction and murder, but also contained the concepts of life, nurture, peace and motherly love.”
The difference was that a choice to infuse with darkness bred the motherly love that nurtured life. Over there, one was free, peaceful and calm.
But if one chose to break that darkness, then that darkness would be the most brutal opponent and destroy him.
Lin Feng was sure that if he unleashed the power of the Forever-Bright Tathagata Mantra, he would be chased by the darkness immediately. The entire world of darkness would become brutal and lead to an apocalypse.
Even if it was just a thought, Lin Feng could feel that the dark power had the tendency to change.
He used his mana to exit the remains of the Mingdu and went silent for a while. He opened his eyes after, “Darkness and light are true extremes. To comprehend them will be beneficial to one’s cultivation.”
Lin Feng waved his hands and kept the Mingdu remains within the Two Elements of Creation Formation. At the same time, the Netherworld Purple Crystal was sent in too.
“To obtain such a good thing, my preparations are more complete.” Lin Feng mumbled to himself, “I have earned enough from the system’s lucky draw. It’s time to play it big.”
Lin Feng looked at the remaining Cloud Forest Trees and lifted one of them. He pondered for a while, “This tree then.”
Besides the various magic treasures and the Celestial Spirit Snow Dew, the biggest reward was the Cloud Forest Trees. Besides the highest quality tree of them all, Lin Feng decided to cultivate the rest of the seven trees. The huge amounts of spiritual energy in the Cloud Forest Trees will greatly reduce the cultivation cost of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and Yue Hongyan all plucked one tree each. These four trees belonged to them. How they wanted to deal with it depended on them.
To Xiao Yan and the rest, what they did not lack was talent. What they lacked was time. With enough time, they could achieve big things.
Just that the Cloud Forest Tree contained a lot of spiritual energy. With their cultivation now, it was a little too much to absorb all, but it would undoubtedly speed up their cultivation process.
Wang Lin and Yang Qing were not on the mountain, thus they missed on the opportunity. But it was fine. Lin Feng kept the best Cloud Forest Tree for future purposes.
Out of the remaining three Cloud Forest Trees, Lin Feng would use one. The other two would be used for other purposes.
For instance, for the dying Great Thunderclap Temple Elder, Virtuous Zen Master, whose Golden-Plated Immortal Soul was almost destroyed.