Chapter 478: Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Before he formed the Immortal Soul, Lin Feng was already very rapid as he broke through and travel through space. Now that he formed the Immortal Soul, his speed was even faster. In just a split second, he had travelled a great distance from Mount Kunlun to Linzhou at the Eastern Realms of the Great Qin Empire.
After hearing the rendezvous point that the Sun Radiance Swordmaster mentioned, Lin Feng was surer of his guess.
This meeting was highly likely targeted against the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
In terms of geography, Linzhou was in the East while Shuzhou, the location of the Mount Shu Sword Sect, was in the West. They were both located at the two extreme sides of the Great Qin Empire.
Although the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance appeared to be very cohesive, in truth, it was never peaceful internally. Many of the great powers stirred trouble within it.
For example, the Sun Moon Sword Sect was always close to the Great Qin Empire, and was also recognized by many as the profit representative of the Great Qin Empire in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance.
Lin Feng knew that the Great Qin Empire was not peaceful now. The royal family of the Great Qin Empire was openly repressing the powers of the aristocratic families. The conflict between both parties were becoming more and more intense, leading to frequent clashes. They were very close to a full-blown conflict.
Honestly speaking, while the aristocratic families had great power, they were not comparable to the entire Great Qin Empire.
However, firstly, the powers of the aristocratic families were strong and they were tightly linked to the Great Qin Empire. Since their relationship was complex, any trivial matters may lead to significant impacts.
Secondly, many other great powers wanted to restrict the powers of the Great Qin Empire and support these aristocratic families in the dark, causing the Great Qin Empire to be on their guard.
But recent news purported that the Great Qin Empire was determined to make a move this time. Besides the Four Aristocratic Families, the other smaller-scale aristocratic families’ influences were likely to receive a huge blow.
Among the Four Aristocratic Families, there was even the Huo Clan who shared a closer relationship with the royal family.
Therefore, there was a feeling that the powers of the aristocratic families that had been thriving in the Great Qin Empire for thousands of years were no longer stable.
But these families would not wait to be eliminated. They schemed and a huge internal conflict was about to descend within the Great Qin Empire. The rest of the great powers were watching this situation very closely.
Although the Great Qin Empire was going to be embroiled in a devastating conflict, they still had to watch out for potential enemies looking to exploit the situation.
This gathering seemed to be trying to achieve such a result.
After reaching the nearby surroundings of the Heavenly Cart Peak of Mount Qingling, Lin Feng released the aura of his mana, which drew a reaction from Heavenly Cart Peak. A streak of golden radiance rose into the skies and landed in front of him, converting into a charismatic youth.
“Master Lin, I have been waiting for you.” The youth laughed. It was the Sun Moon Sword Sect leader.
Although he appeared as a youth, he was actually an Immortal Soul Stage Elder who was thousands of years old.
In the Sun Moon Sword Sect, the sword pairing of the Sun Radiance and the Corona was devastating.
But even if they operated alone, the sword cultivation of the Sun Moon Sword Sect was still outstanding. The Sun Radiance Swordmaster was recognized as a supreme sword cultivator, not inferior to the other elders in the same realm.
Lin Feng revealed a smile on his face too, “It is my honor to have been received by you personally.”
“In this meeting, none of us brought our disciples along.” The Sun Radiance Swordmaster laughed, “There are only the few of us here engaging in a discreet meeting.”
Lin Feng nodded his head and walked alongside the Sun Radiance Swordmaster. They landed on the Heavenly Cart Peak of Mount Qingling.
Heavenly Cart Peak was the main mountain peak in the Northern foot of Mount Qingling. The body of the mountain was very long and there was an obvious crack running from the middle portion of the mountain to the peak of the mountain. The crack looked like marks caused by a cart running over the mountain, just that it was extremely huge. It was as if a heavenly cart had run over the mountain, thus giving rise to the name Heavenly Cart Peak.
As they reached the peak of the mountain, they saw a middle-aged man in white standing over there quietly. He wore a dim smile and looked as Lin Feng and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster walked over together.
This man had a special disposition. It fluctuated between steely and gentle, making it difficult to predict his behavior.
It was as if it was gentle snow, but it also felt like a sharp long sword giving rise to a cold aura.
As he stood over there, he seemed to form a world on his own. In his world, snow fell, breeding a magnificent and beautiful view.
At a closer look, the falling snow were like the flashing of boundless sword radiance. Looking at it long enough, it felt as if the sword radiance had trespassed into the Greater World, causing snow to fell in the Greater World too.
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster introduced at one side, “This is the Flying Snow Swordmaster.”
The man in white looked at Lin Feng and his gaze flashed. He smiled, “Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. I have heard of you for very long.”
Without the need for the Sun Radiance Swordmaster to introduce, Lin Feng could already deduce the background of this man.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster was not an elder in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance. He was an independent cultivator and achieved the Immortal Soul Stage on his own. He was one of the rare few elders who achieved the Immortal Soul through his art of swordplay.
Furthermore, his cultivation was even higher than the Sun Radiance Swordmaster. He had an Immortal Soul Second Level, as he cultivated the virtual entity.
When he was still at the Immortal Soul First Level, he became a top official in the Great Qin Empire. His art of swordplay was the best and was very famous a thousand years ago. He was a lethal weapon of the Great Qin Empire.
In the recent thousand years, he became more and more isolated. Very little news of him spread in the world. He retreated to cultivate and reached the Immortal Soul Second Level.
Now that he had already succeeded in cultivating the virtual entity, he finally reappeared.
For such a supreme sword cultivator to appear in this gathering, the reason for it was obvious.
“As I expected.” Lin Feng looked at the Flying Snow Swordmaster before looking at the Sun Radiance Swordmaster. He knew that his previous guess was correct.
This gathering was targeted at the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
“I have long heard of you too.” Lin Feng greeted the Flying Snow Swordmaster. Following that, he followed the Sun Radiance Swordmaster and the Flying Snow Swordmaster forward.
The three of them reached a small-scale alternate dimension quickly.
In space, snow was falling. This was a small-scale sword world that the Flying Snow Swordmaster created using his own powers.
As the Sun Radiance Swordmaster entered, the Flying Snow Swordmaster joked, “Once you enter, you destabilized this place.”
Lin Feng and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster smiled to what he said. The Sun Radiance Sword Manual of the Sun Radiance Swordmaster encompassed the power of sunlight, which conflicts with the Flying Snow Swordmaster. But nothing major happened because the Flying Snow Swordmaster was of a higher cultivation. If they were of the same cultivation, there might be a huge disturbance as they both conflicted.
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster laughed, “Hence, I never visited you a thousand years ago.”
The Flying Snow Swordmaster heard it and laughed.
Lin Feng looked at them and thought, “The two of them seems to be very close since very long ago. But I wonder, who influenced the other party to get close to the Great Qin Empire?”
As they entered the sword world, they saw that there were already people waiting inside.
One of the elders turned his head around and saw that the Flying Snow Grandmaster and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster had accompanied Lin Feng in. He laughed, “Is this the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
The cultivators over here did not hide the aura of their sword mind. Lin Feng used his supernatural awareness to scan and felt that the sword mind of this elder was like a path to Heaven. It overcame all obstacles and burst forward till the Nine Heavens.
As his sword mind cut through the Nine Heavens, the Heavens and Earth formed a single entity. This was the concept of the sword mind of the Heavenly Master Sword Sect.
The Heavenly Master Sword Sect was also part of the Nine Heavens Sword Alliance. Their powers were great and were above the Sun Moon Sword Sect and the Sword of Radiance Sect.
In the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance, the Heavenly Master Sword Sect was the second most powerful. Their art of swordplay was exquisite and they possessed many experts. Their influence was great and only inferior to the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
There were five Immortal Soul Stage sword cultivators in the Heavenly Master Sword Sect. The cultivation realm of this elder was the same as the Flying Snow Grandmaster. They had reached the Immortal Soul Second Level, cultivating the virtual entity.
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster introduced, “This is the Celestial Sword Elder of the Heavenly Master Sword Sect.”
The elder laughed, “My master has retreated and is unable to attend. That is why I am attending in his place. I hope all of you don’t take this to heart.”
The Flying Snow Grandmaster shook his head while laughing, “It is rarer for you to leave Mount Tongtian once than the Heavenly Master Swordmaster. Your presence is definitely welcomed by all of us here.”
After hearing the conversation between the Sun Radiance Swordmaster and the Flying Snow Swordmaster towards the elder, Lin Feng realized who he was.
The Celestial Sword Elder was the Supreme Elder of the Heavenly Master Sword Sect. His cultivation had crossed over 10,000 years and he was extremely senior. Even the leader of the Heavenly Master Sword Sect was younger than him by two generations.
After meeting the Celestial Sword Elder, the Sun Radiance Swordmaster introduced the other supreme sword cultivators to Lin Feng.
“Oh? That’s interesting.” As he went around the group, Lin Feng’s expression did not change but he thought that it was interesting.
The Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance, including the Mount Shu Sword Sect, was composed of nine sword sects.
And this meeting was attended by six of these nine members of the alliance.
Besides the Heavenly Master Sword Sect and the Sun Radiance Sword Sect, there were also the Lightning Sword Sect, Starry Sword Sect, Vast Sea Sword Sect and the Sword of Radiance Sect.
Along with these 6 sects, the Mount Shu Sword Sect, the Great Barrens Sword Sect and Intense Flaming Sword Sect made up the rest of the Nine Heavenly Sword Sect.
Among them, the Sun Moon Sword Sect was always close to the Great Qin Empire. Whereas the Heavenly Master Sword Sect was the second most powerful sect behind the Mount Shu Sword Sect in the alliance.
The Lightning Sword Sect had always been an ally to the Heavenly Master Sword Sect. They also had an Immortal Soul Stage elder attending this gathering. What was interesting was that the person attending was not the Lightning Swordmaster, but a new Immortal Soul cultivator called Ben Leizi.
This caused the other supreme sword cultivators to be surprised. The powers of the Lightning Swordmaster were already very strong and he had the Immortal Soul Second Level. Right now, the sect actually had another Immortal Soul Stage Elder, enabling the powers of the Lightning Sword Sect to increase further.
Ben Leizi was also the most outstanding Nascent Soul sword cultivator in the Lightning Sword Sect, and was touted as the most hopeful cultivator to reach the Immortal Soul Stage.
Such a promotion to the Immortal Soul Stage was usually celebrated, but who knew the Lightning Sword Sect had kept it a secret. If Ben Leizi did not attend this gathering, no one would have known that he had successfully cultivated the Immortal Soul.
Although the Lightning Swordmaster did not come, the attendance of Ben Leizi had revealed the attitude of the Lightning Sword Sect.
But what made Lin Feng curious was that the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster had actually came.
All along, in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance, the Sword of Radiance Sect and the Intense Flaming Sword Sect had been the ardent supporters of the Mount Shu Sword Sect.