Chapter 479: Magic Treasure that Stabilizes a Country’s Fortune
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster was still his old self. He looked charming and his hair was extremely dark. He looked like he was 40 years old. There were 2 streaks of snow-white hair hanging from the sides of his head. His eyes revealed a strong sense of majesty.
He stood there quietly. Not only did he attract Lin Feng’s attention, the other sword cultivators were also slightly surprised.
If the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster accepted the invitation to participate in the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, it would seem more normal. But for him to appear in this gathering, it was a surprise given that it was held to scheme against the Mount Shu Sword Sect. There were many wild guesses for his reason of appearance.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster acted normally. When he interacted with others, he was as calm as ever.
As compared to the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster’s attendance, the presence of the Starry Swordmaster did not catch as much attention.
Among the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance, the stands of the Starry Sword Sect and the Great Barrens Sword Sect were the opposite of each other. They were rather independent too. They did not rely on Mount Shu too much, nor were they too close to the other great powers in the alliance.
However, the location of the Starry Sword Sect was not within the Great Qin Empire boundaries in the past. After a major shift, they finally settled within the boundaries of the Great Qin Empire. To a certain extent, they owed the Great Qin Empire a huge debt.
From this perspective, at this critical point, it was not too surprising that they are leaning towards the side of the Great Qin Empire.
As compared to the Starry Swordmaster, the arrival of the Vast Sea Swordmaster caught Lin Feng’s attention more. He could tell a lot of things from this.
In the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance, the Vast Sea Sword Sect was a little different because the location of the Vast Sea Sword Sect was far away in the Southern Seas. In terms of geography, it was the only one not within the Great Qin Empire.
On the contrary, the location of the Vast Sea Sword Sect was within the boundaries of the Great Zhou Empire. Therefore, like how the Sun Moon Sword Sect was viewed as the profit representative of the Great Qin Empire, the Vast Sea Sword Sect was seen as a sect that the Great Zhou Empire used to gain some foothold in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance.
After the Great Zhou Empire eliminated the aristocratic families, sect powers and highly centralized powers, the Vast Sea Sword Sect was one of the remaining few large-scale sects in the Great Zhou Empire.
As all the various reasons were added up, the position of the Vast Sea Sword Sect was a little special in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance. Including the Mount Shu Sword Sect, the rest of the sword sects in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance were a little distant from them. During the usual meetings of the alliance, the Vast Sea Sword Sect would maintain a low profile, as if they did not exist.
But this did not mean that the Vast Sea Sword Sect were weak. There were many experts in the Vast Sea Sword Sect, and had always been recognized to be the third strongest after the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Heavenly Master Sword Sect.
The cultivator attending on behalf of the Vast Sea Sword Sect was in the Nascent Soul Stage, and was the only one among everyone that had not form the Immortal Soul.
He declared humbly that he was here to listen to the strategies and plans of the various elders. The Vast Sea Sword Sect was willing to follow any decisions.
Lin Feng looked at him and thought, “Is this the attitude of the Great Zhou Empire? Liang Pan, Zhu Hongwu and the rest will not sit and watch the Great Qin Empire clean up their internal problems, and increase their powers from there. But they have expressed their attitude regarding the matter targeting the Mount Shu Sword Sect too.”
“Maybe they will not interfere personally, but the Vast Sea Sword Sect will be a part of it.”
Lin Feng knew that the relationship between the Great Zhou Empire and the Mount Shu Sword Sect was not cordial. On the surface, they could still tolerate each other.
Their conflict arose many years ago during the War of Buddha Annihilation. The Mount Shu Sword Sect participated in the conflict directly and caused the Great Thunderclap Temple to be destroyed.
In the end, the Mount Shu Sword Sect experienced huge losses too. The Grand Moon Swordmaster died on the spot. Even till this day, no one could promote to the Immortal Soul Second Level to take over the Grand Moon Sword.
Eventually, they lost more than what they gained. The Great Zhou Empire stepped on the Great Thunderclap Temple’s demise to increase their powers. The fruits of the victory all went to the Great Zhou Empire, causing the Mount Shu Sword Sect to be displeased.
Lin Feng was thinking as the supreme sword cultivators conversed.
No one mentioned anything to do with the Mount Shu Sword Sect, and were only exchanging pointers on the art of swordplay. It was as if what the Sun Radiance Swordmaster had said that this was just a meeting to share about the art of swordplay and swordplay cultivation.
To them, anyone who came was trying to express his attitude towards the matter. There was no need to mention anything more.
Lin Feng was also embroiled within this and he did not say much either. He was only demonstrating a little of his understanding of the sword mind of the Grand Moon Sword.
But even though he was strutting his knowledge a little, the group of supreme sword cultivators were engrossed. But as Lin Feng decided not to continue, the bunch of them were disappointed.
Lin Feng’s understanding demonstrated a whole new world for them, a new path for them to embark on.
“Master Lin, please continue.” The Flying Snow Swordmaster was also captivated by the sword mind that Lin Feng comprehended. However, he managed to repress his anxious mind and said seriously, “The Great Qin Emperor has something he wishes you to help with.”
Lin Feng looked at the Flying Snow Swordmaster and nodded his head slightly.
The sword world that everyone was in was formed from the Flying Snow Grandmaster’s powers. As he wavered his mind, he and Lin Feng had already broken through space and they went to another alternate dimension.
As the other elders saw this scene, their expressions did not change. They were just wondering what Shi Yu wanted with Lin Feng.
Ben Leizi and the Celestial Sword Elder looked at each other and the same message flashed across their eyes, “It might have something to do with the art of swordplay of Lin Feng. Only after confirming the reality and specialty of his art of swordplay did the Flying Snow Swordmaster extend the invitation. If Lin Feng’s art of swordplay was not as good as it is rumored to be, then he would not have been invited.”
Lin Feng also thought of this point, thus he looked at the Flying Snow Swordmaster as they went into space together.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster used his sword to draw a light circle in space. The light figure became an illusion, revealing a humanly figure.
It was Shi Yu, who was wearing a crown and his royal robe. The royal aura around him was very strong.
Shi Yu looked at Lin Feng and nodded his head, “Master Lin, I have a request that I hope you will accede to.”
Lin Feng’s expression remained calm and he said, “Please tell me about it.”
The light illusion started to be filled with black fog. A five-color radiance shot out of the black fog. Within the radiance, the image of a dragon flying could be seen. The dragon stature was terrifying.
White, Green, Black, Crimson, Yellow were the five colors. Within these colors, there was a long light figure, but it could not be seen properly.
Lin Feng’s brows raised. Although he could not see the real image of the light figure, he could feel that this thing was very big.
To say that it was very big was not very accurate. Its size was indeed huge, but from its external appearance, long would be a more appropriate word.
It was so long that it was too difficult to imagine it. Even with Lin Feng’s senses after he reached the Immortal Soul Stage, he also had troubles describing it. That was because he could slightly feel that the length of this thing was at least tens of thousands of miles. It might even have been more than hundred thousand miles in length.
For such a length, it could no longer be described as long or short anymore. That was because there was hardly anything that could be as long as it.
“It seems like the news is not fake. This must be the Killer Mace, the magic treasure that can stabilize a country.”
Lin Feng knew it. He had received news previously that the Great Qin Empire was preparing to cultivate their own magic treasure that could stabilize the country, to manage the fragile situation in the Great Qin Empire.
This magic treasure had existed since very long ago. It was like the Imperial Palace of the Great Zhou Empire. They were passed down since immemorial. But it was never cultivated successfully now and was an unfinished work.
After it landed in the hands of the Great Qin Empire, the Great Qin royal family had always wished to finish cultivating it. But this magic treasure was always experiencing disasters and thus was never cultivated successfully. Recently, in the War between the Two Worlds, it became even more badly damaged.
But now it seemed that in the span of many thousand years, the Great Qin Empire had been preparing secretly. On one hand, they were fixing the treasure. On the other hand, they hoped that this treasure could be cultivated.
The Great Qin royal family had always been low profile probably because they had invested all their resources into this magic treasure.
Although it was incomplete, Lin Feng could feel the power concept of the treasure through space. It contained an indestructible and repressible force, as well as an undying supreme aura.
“No wonder Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu were so anxious. They put in a lot of effort trying to find the Hades’ Dark Mantra. If the Imperial Palace does not continue to improve, they will not be able to match up to the treasure when they face it.”
Lin Feng looked at the light figure in the black fog quietly. He did not speak. The Flying Snow Swordmaster stood beside him and looked at the light figure. He was also shocked. Suddenly, an evil look flashed across his eyes.
“Excuse me for a while.” The Flying Snow Swordmaster said. Shi Yu replied him, “Flying Snow, go and settle your personal stuff first.”
The Flying Snow Swordmaster nodded his head at Lin Feng and left this dimension.
Shi Yu’s voice resonated, “I have asked you here because I hope that you will make a move.”
Lin Feng asked, “Make a move?”
“That’s right.” Shi Yu answered him. “Truth be told, whatever that is in front of you is the supreme magic treasure that is used to stabilize the fortune of the Great Qin Empire. Many years ago, the Great Qin could set up an empire because of this treasure.”
“But it’s a pity that good things are hard to get. This treasure has never been cultivated successfully. It is only today that we have seen some improvement.”
Lin Feng’s tone of voice remained calm, “Once all obstacles have been overcome, the Sun will rise and victory will emerge. I must congratulate you.”
“Let’s hope what you say is true.” Shi Yu replied. “I heard Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man mentioned that Master Lin’s art of swordplay is unrivalled. That’s why I hope that you will help the Great Qin Empire by making a move, so that this treasure can find its place in this world.”
Lin Feng understood Shi Yu’s thoughts at this point. He wanted to borrow the sword mind of Lin Feng’s peerless sword to inspire the treasure and cause it to be fully mature.
Although this treasure was very powerful, Lin Feng could feel that it was more for defensive purposes rather than offensive purposes. Not only was its self-defense mechanism strong, it also had a strong power concept that defended everything in the world.
It protected all matter and destiny from destruction.
Whereas the sword on Mount Yujing was the opposite of this sword. That sword contained the sword mind to create large-scale destruction of the Heavens and Earth, eliminating everything in this world.
Under the attack of the sword on Mount Yujing, this treasure would unleash its potential and reach its peak state.
Of course, if it could not resist the attack of the sword, then it will be totally destroyed.
But if Lin Feng could control his sword, then the result would be within control.
Shi Yu said gradually, “I hope to get the help of you, Master Lin. We will repay the gratitude one in the future.”