Chapter 477: Learning the Art of Swordplay
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng’s Nascent Soul combined with his Cosmic Form, crossing the open door.
Under the blessing of the Great Way of Tao, Lin Feng’s Cosmic Form cracked and converted into countless, flashing talismanic seeds.
These talismanic seeds absorbed the essence of the Great Way of Tao. Under the nourishment of the power of the Great Way of Tao, they grew quickly.
At the same time, they infused with the Heavens and Earth gradually.
Lin Feng felt a little blurry in his mind, as if his entire person had become one with the world. In this confusion, he felt a sense of clarity. It was as if everything was under his control. There was nothing he did not know or understand.
His body converted into hundreds of thousands of talismans and these talismans danced in space. After that, they gathered today again.
The countless talismans infused continuously and restored a single entity again. But this entity was half black and half white. It was a Taiji Diagram that combined two extremes. It did not exist in the Grand Celestial World and it was the foundation of Lin Feng’s mantra when he first created mantras through the system.
Now, this was his Immortal Soul Avatar after cultivating the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue!
“I was never born this way, but as I find my way in another world, I stumbled across a miracle, now I control the extremes of black and white!”
In space, Lin Feng’s Immortal Soul Avatar became a Taiji Diagram. It was vast, boundless and extremely huge. It was as if it was a universe.
As black and white infused, they revolved continuously and acted out the miracles of destiny.
As time passed, Lin Feng’s Immortal Soul Avatar, the Taiji Diagram, shrunk gradually. It passed through space and returned to the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World.
His physical body that was sitting on the top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree flew up at this moment and entered the Taiji Diagram.
As the Taiji Diagram spun, Lin Feng’s physical flesh had disappeared.
As the black and white figure rotated, they re-converted back to the look of Lin Feng. He was still wearing his purple robe, but there was a Taiji Diagram tattoo on his forehead this time.
This was not Lin Feng’s actual body, but it was formed from his Immortal Soul. He was not a pure martial arts cultivator and did not put too much importance on his physical body. He cultivated his body into the Immortal Soul.
Lin Feng’s expression was calm, with a hint of happiness. He lifted his finger and tapped his forehead lightly, and the Taiji Diagram tattoo disappeared.
He landed on the peak of the small-sized Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and his mind combined with Mount Yujing, the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and the Purple Clouds. He felt a fresh new sense of harmony.
They seemed to have become a part of him and he was like the arm controlling the finger – it was natural.
Lin Feng laughed and clasped his palms. A light figure flew out of his brows and it was the figure of the Bell of Destiny.
The Bell of Destiny was still just an idea. Lin Feng needed to cultivate it before it could become a real treasure.
However, to Lin Feng, it was very difficult to do so.
Just like how he cultivated the Cosmic Form previously, Lin Feng used the mountain rocks of Mount Yujing and the leaves of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree as the backbone to cultivate the Bell of Destiny.
After the skeleton was formed, the Purple Clouds further constructed it.
It was like a piece of pottery that had been injected with a breath of life. The original pottery was like a dead animal. No matter how alive it looked, it was still not real life. Whereas the light figure of the Bell of Destiny became a light figure that inspired life currently.
A fragile yet majestic idea seemed to form, as if it was a real life with an independent awareness and consciousness.
It was the original soul of the Bell of Destiny!
Lin Feng looked at this scene quietly, sensing the determination of that life rising from nothing to something. It was birthed from the primitive vital energy, separating the two elements and destroying chaos. As that happened, the Heavens and Earth were created and destiny was set in place.
The image of the bell started to change gradually, becoming a pitch-black stone door. On the surface, it seemed to be filled with countless images of stone carvings. In the desolation, there was a strong sense of life aura.
Lin Feng waved his hand and the Soul Creator Seal flew out of the Two Elements of Creation Formation, landing within the light figure of the stone door.
“Rise!” Lin Feng’s mana seemed to be boundless and he drummed it up, causing the Soul Creator Seal to change in appearance. It infused with the light figure of the Stone Door.
Amidst the never-ending ringing of the bell, the stone door emanated a strong sense of life. It was the first transformation of the Bell of Destiny, the Door of Life Creation.
It represented the birth of unlimited life and matter. It contained the destiny to open a new dimension and the power to create a new environment!
Lin Feng used his hand to grab the huge stone door. The stone door did not shrink, but Lin Feng’s five fingers had grabbed hold onto the entire space.
As he felt the power contained within the Door of Life Creation, Lin Feng laughed, “This is only the first transformation of the Bell of Destiny, but it is already so miraculous.”
The Door of Life Creation contained an unparalleled life force. It was much superior to the Parasol Tree Wood Essence and the Soul Creator Seal.
For healing purposes, it could resurrect a dead person. With this treasure, no evil could touch him. Even if he was injured, he could recover in an instant.
Furthermore, this treasure nurtured the force of life. If used for battling, it was equally powerful.
It was defensive and offensive at the same time.
Lin Feng figured out the power concept within quietly, “Oh, once I create the third chapter of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues, I can cultivate the second transformation of this treasure.”
Once the four transformations combined to form one, attaining the perfect true meaning of destiny and fate, then this treasure would be cultivated to its extreme.
Even when he had trivial thoughts, Lin Feng felt excited. No wonder this thing was only an idea in the system and could be the summary of every other thing in the system in terms of its price.
“I have made it.” Lin Feng walked out of the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World and looked at Mount Yujing in front of him. He felt every tree and grass on the mountain as well as every life spirit. He only felt an unprecedented, yet familiar understanding of everything.
This was a weird feeling, which was difficult to describe in words.
At this point, Lin Feng recalled that he should take note of time. As he thought back, he realized that he had already spent 7 years in the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World.
Whereas only 20 days had passed in the Grand Celestial World.
“7 years…” Lin Feng tried to figure things out. As he thought of the fact that he was rewarded with one lucky draw opportunity every month in the system, he realized that he should have accumulated many opportunities in the past 7 years.
However, according to his past experience, whenever Lin Feng’s cultivation crossed a realm, the system would go through a round of promotion.
Lin Feng entered the system with his mind. As expected, the system was going through a round of promotion and no lucky draw was carried out.
“I will just have to wait.” Lin Feng shrugged his shoulders and exited the system. Following that, he walked leisurely on the mountain.
He saw a group of disciples training hard in Zhu Yi’s Heavenly Palace, Shi Tianhao, Tuntun and the rest playing in the Wasteland Valley and Jieyu behaving in a henpecked manner in front of his wife.
“Oh?” Lin Feng was walking leisurely, but a Voice Projecting Crystal on his body started to react. Someone was contacting him.
Lin Feng looked for a while and his brows were raised slightly. The other party was the Sun Radiance Swordmaster.
Since they departed at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, they had not contacted each other since. Who knew that the Sun Radiance Swordmaster would contact him suddenly.
Previously at the lakeside of the Sea of the Northern Winds, during the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, Lin Feng suggested that the sword pairing of the Sun Moon Sword Sect could participate in the contest as a duo.
Lin Feng did it so that his own Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples could get the right to enter the Ancient Huanghai World. But objectively speaking, he did help the Sun Moon Sword Sect. The Sun Radiance Swordmaster appreciated that thought, thus he was more cordial towards Lin Feng.
Lin Feng accepted the call and heard the voice of the Sun Radiance Swordmaster, “Master Lin, I have not heard from you for very long.”
“You don’t have to stand on ceremony, Sun Radiance Swordmaster.” Lin Feng laughed while replying. “What is going on, such that you have to contact me personally?”
As the Celestial Sect of Wonders became more complete, they became orthodox in all aspects.
Connecting and interacting with the external world was now a job assigned to Zhu Yi. This was also one of the few things that Dao Zhiqiang was not tasked to do.
But for cultivators who were in the Nascent Soul Stage and above, they were handled by Kang Nanhua. Contacting the Pavilion of Heavenly Trade was also his job.
There were very few people who could contact Lin Feng directly now. Only sect leaders like the Sun Radiance Swordmaster and other Immortal Soul Stage Elders could contact Lin Feng directly. If it were trivial matters, they did not even have to contact each other personally. They could just leave it to their disciples to contact each other.
“I heard from others that Master Lin is an expert in the art of swordplay.” The Sun Radiance Swordmaster said, “Recently, a portion of the swordplay cultivators are gathering together to share our insights on the art of swordplay. If you are interested, I hope to invite you to join us. At the same time, I can learn the art of swordplay from you.”
“What is your opinion, Master Lin?”
Lin Feng’s expression did not change and he revealed a half-amused expression.
He could hear that the word “learn” that the Sun Radiance Swordmaster mentioned did not contain any harmful intent and he was not insinuating a challenge.
But the word “learn” was not meant literally by the Sun Radiance Swordmaster. He had a hidden meaning behind it. Furthermore, when he claimed that a portion of the swordplay cultivators were gathering, it certainly did not mean that they were purely socializing.
This was not a simple gathering. Lin Feng had a wild guess. After pondering for a moment, Lin Feng replied, “I won’t dare to teach you. As what you mentioned, this is just a matter of interaction.”
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster laughed, “Since this is the case, we will wait for you at Heavenly Cart Peak on Mount Qingling, located at the Linzhou Boundaries of the Eastern Realms of the Great Qin Empire.
In the Western region of Mount Shu, there were 6 towering mountain peaks. Each of them was straight, steep and shot straight into the clouds. They were like 6 huge sharp swords.
These 6 mountain peaks were like 6 long swords. They emanated a strong sword aura and each of them revealed a different disposition. They might seem calm and peaceful, ferocious, brutal, desolate, serious or gentle.
Whereas the horizon above the 6 mountain peaks contained another mountain peak. That mountain peak floated above the Nine Heavens without any support from below. But it was actually supported from the sword aura coming from the 6 mountain peaks below.
Among the 6 mountain peaks, there was a huge pavilion on one of the mountain peaks where there were a few people seated inside according to their status. One of them was the Guanchong Swordmaster. He said, “Are we not waiting for you to finish your fasting?”
“There is no need to.” The host said calmly, “I have not drawn my sword for some time. Many people have forgotten who call the shots in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance.”
“I will let them know who it is today.”
The surrounding individuals nodded their heads in unison and stood up at the same time. They broke through space and disappeared.
“Heavenly Cart Peak of Mount Qingling? Let’s go!”