Chapter 480: A Generous Gift of Gratitude
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As the ruler of an empire, when Shi Yu promised to repay his gratitude, the reward would definitely be very generous.
However, even if the Great Qin Empire was unwilling to reward him, Lin Feng would make them do it by adjusting his attitude.
Very simply, the Great Qin Empire wanted to borrow Lin Feng’s sword to cultivate the magic treasure. That meant that the treasure was also the perfect grindstone for his sword.
The power concept of both the treasure and the sword were completely opposites. Lin Feng believed that this magic treasure of the Great Qin Empire was probably the best item in the Grand Celestial World to sharpen his sword, apart from the Mount Shu’s Saintly Celestial Sword Qi.
Even though he heard that the Great Qin Empire had such a treasure before, he didn’t see it before and did not know its background. After clarifying the power concept it contained, Lin Feng could not forgo such an opportunity to sharpen his sword.
When such a magic treasure was cultivated, the powers of the Great Qin Empire would soar and it could become a thing the enemies of the Great Qin Empire had to be wary of. But Lin Feng believed that after his sword was sharpened and could be controlled effectively, his own powers would become even more frightening.
However, now was not the right time. Lin Feng could feel that this magic treasure was incomplete, as the power concept was still not fully complete.
If this wasn’t the case, then it would not have been damaged during the War between the Two Worlds.
Shi Yu also understood this logic and his purpose today was just to reach an agreement with Lin Feng.
“When I passed by Xiling City that day, you could have proposed this, why did you wait till today?” Lin Feng asked casually. Shi Yu answered, “I was still unprepared then, so it was not convenient for me to propose this. But today is fine.”
As he was saying, a strong vibration of power broke through space and approached them.
Lin Feng’s pupils shrank slightly and he saw a ball of golden light figure landing in front of him. The golden light figure contained a strong sense of mana, and its purpose was to trap something within it.
Within the light figure was an independent small world. It was starry and within the sea of stars, there was a dragon crouching!
There was a huge dragon with a length reaching a thousand feet. It was extremely strong and huge, revealing a majestic sense of energy from within it, shocking the entire universe and cosmo.
It was a dragon that had formed the Undying Demon Soul!
Lin Feng scanned it and realized that the dragon had already perished. What was inside the light figure was its corpse.
But even though it had perished, its corpse still released a magnificent force and there were even streaks of clouds floating above it, emanating a thick sense of majesty.
Shi Yu said, “This is my gift to Master Lin. This is just a deposit. After the matter is done, I have more rewards for you.”
“What generosity.” Lin Feng thought to himself, “The fallen corpse of a dragon is filled with treasures. As a remuneration, this is no laughing matter.”
The corpse of a dragon was nothing much. But a body of one that had formed the Undying Demon Soul, not even with one scale missing, was indeed very precious.
Although the Mingdu remains Lin Feng obtained at the Cloud Forest World was complete, it was just its skeleton. This corpse of the dragon had everything, from scales to bones to blood to flesh and tendons.
The Great Qin Empire, being the first empire in the Divine Lands, demonstrated how thick their coffers were.
Just the deposit to Lin Feng was already the corpse of a dragon who had formed the Undying Demon Soul. If so, the resources that they invested in the magic treasure was bound to be even more.
Lin Feng did not stand on ceremony either. He kept the golden ball of light figure using his sleeves.
Although Shi Yu’s expression did not change, his mind wavered and he felt that his own powers were dissipated by Lin Feng in an instant.
He did not have any evil intent. He converted his mana into the ball of golden light to preserve the dragon corpse. It was not really powerful, but for Lin Feng to dissipate it so easily gave him a deeper insight into Lin Feng’s powers.
After keeping the dragon corpse, Lin Feng said, “I have agreed to this matter. But regarding your magic treasure, there is still quite some distance to the last step.”
Shi Yu replied steadily, “That is right, more time is still needed. But it is already very close. I will just need you to make a move then.”
Lin Feng stared at the light figure in front of him and he looked past the black fog to the five-colored magic treasure image.
“Oh, I can subtly feel the miraculous movement of Nine Luminaries. This treasure summoned it to the fullest and I think that it is able to guide the power of the Nine Luminaries into its entity and convert them to its fuel.” This must be the result after Shi Yu obtained a part of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation map and cultivated it into this magic treasure.
When Lin Feng figured out this magic treasure of the Great Qin Empire, at the same time, the Flying Snow Swordmaster returned to the Heavenly Cart Peak of Mount Qingling, back into his sword world.
When he reached, he realized that the situation was very tense.
With the Celestial Sword Elder leading, the bunch of supreme sword cultivators were standing together silently and facing another bunch of people in front of them.
The leader of the opposing party had an imposing figure. As he stood there, it was as if he was a huge sword threatening to cut open the Heavens and Earth. He revealed an overpowering sense of dominance.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster took in a deep breath, “Shaoshang Swordmaster!”
He was the Shaoshang Swordmaster, the sword owner of the Shaoshang Sword, the most powerful sword out of the 6 swords in the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
Beside him, there were 3 equally imposing supreme sword cultivators. They stood there calmly.
One of them was very refined and wore a smile on his face, but no one dared to underestimate him. Although he was clearly standing there, no one including the Flying Snow Swordmaster were sure that that was his actual position.
It was as if he was in many positions in space, representing countless possibilities, making him unpredictable.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster remained expressionless, “Even the Shaozhe Swordmaster is here?”
The Shaozhe Swordmaster was the sword owner of the Shaozhe Sword among the 6 swords in Mount Shu.
The Shaozhe Sword was the quickest among the 6 swords, and its swordplay was recognized as the fastest in the Divine Lands. It was rated even higher than the Instant Sword Teleportation Technique and the Heavenly Sword Teleportation Technique.
The Shaozhe Sword could only be used by a few cultivators below the realm of the Nascent Soul Stage in the Divine Lands to cross the boundaries of space and attack.
Most people reckoned that the Shaozhe Sword was used to transcend space to attack, whereas the Instant Sword Teleportation Technique of the Sword of Radiance Sect was used to infuse into the miraculous concept of time.
But that was only applicable to those who were not in the Immortal Soul Stage. For the Shaozhe Swordmaster who had already attained the Immortal Soul Second Level, he could infuse into the miraculous concept of time too, thus summoning the power of the Shaozhe Sword to the extreme.
Beside the Shaozhe Swordmaster was an elder who wore a serious expression. He was in a dazed mood and his entire person was like a hard stone. Nothing seemed to interest him or make him waver.
It was the Guanchong Swordmaster, who Lin Feng had met before.
After experiencing the ordeal at the Cloud Forest World, the Guanchong Swordmaster had also recuperated on Mount Shu for very long. His vital energy had not even recovered till this day, but he still rushed over today.
On the other side of the Guanchong Swordmaster was a middle-aged man dressed in linen and was barefooted.
The bunch of Mount Shu sword cultivators bared their energies, without even trying to cover them up. The higher their cultivation, the more they acted in that way.
The only exception was this man dressed in linen. He did not reveal any hint of his sword aura. He stood there normally, as if he was just an average passerby.
But the Flying Snow Swordmaster was the most fearful of him.
He was the sword owner of the Lixiong Sword on Mount Shu, the Lixiong Swordmaster.
Among the 6 swords on Mount Shu, the most ferocious of them all was the Lixiong Sword. It had the fiercest aura. All of the Lixiong Swordmaster’s disciples killed without blinking an eye. The Lixiong Swordmaster was also the most brutal supreme sword cultivator in the entire Mount Shu.
Even the Immemorial God Slayer Sect, Huo Clan, the Asura Path of the Samsara Sect did not dare to claim to be the most brutal in front of him.
The Lixiong Swordmaster looked at the Flying Snow Swordmaster calmly and said expressionlessly, “Flying Snow, long time no see. You have finally cultivated the virtual entity.”
The Flying Snow Swordmaster was also equally expressionless. He could only feel hurt in his Immortal Soul.
The hurt that he experienced was not real, but was etched in the Flying Snow Swordmaster’s memory.
2000 years ago, he was still in the Immortal Soul First Level. He sparred with the Lixiong Swordmaster once and lost greatly in the hands of the Lixiong Swordmaster. He was even almost murdered.
Although the Celestial Sword Elder and the others’ expressions were normal, they looked more serious.
The 6 sword owners of the 6 swords in Mount Shu all had the Immortal Soul Second Level.
Besides the Grand Moon Swordmaster who perished in the Great Thunderclap Temple and the Shaoyang Swordmaster who was holding the fort after Xin Longsheng retreated into cultivation, the rest of the 4 sword owners were present.
Besides the 4 of them with the Immortal Soul Second Level, there were also a few Immortal Soul First Level elders from Mount Shu who were present.
Although this gathering that was organized by the Flying Snow Swordmaster and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster did not announce it explicitly, it was very obvious that they were targeting the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
But after the Shaoshang Swordmaster and the rest arrived at the scene, the rest knew that the powers of the Mount Shu Sword Sect were indeed very strong.
This was a situation that required the other 8 members of the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance to ally, so that they could emerge victorious.
Mount Shu Sword Sect was a sect that needed the entire Great Qin Empire to put in their utmost effort before they could be matched.
As the leading sect of the art of swordplay, the Mount Shu Sword Sect was touted as one of the Three Holy Grounds alongside the Great Void Sect and the Great Thunderclap Temple. It had existed since immemorial, till the present day.
Even with the Great Qin Empire, or the alliance between the other 8 members of the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance, might be insufficient to tackle the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
The Shaoshang Swordmaster laughed, “I came without an invitation. Hope everyone can forgive me for that. Just that, what is going on that all of you have to gather here today?”
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster said calmly, “What big thing can there be? Since we are all swordplay cultivators, we are interacting with one another and taking pointers from one another.”
The Shaozhe Swordmaster smiled and spoke, “Oh? Then let me join the fun. I don’t think anyone of you will mind.”
Before the Flying Snow Swordmaster, Sun Radiance Swordmaster or the rest even spoke, the Shaoshang Swordmaster laughed, “What is there to mind? In this sword alliance, without Mount Shu, how is that acceptable?”
Once he said this, the Celestial Sword Elder, Flying Snow Swordmaster, Ben Leizi and the Starry Swordmaster’s expressions changed.
Who knew that the Shaoshang Swordmaster was as domineering as his Shaoshang Sword. He did not leave any room for others to speak and said, “My swordplay cultivation is ruthless and decisive. We should spar.”
“How can there be improvements if we just talk about our art of swordplay? Let’s do some sparring instead.” He looked at the Flying Snow Swordmaster and the rest through the corner of his eyes and laughed, “I shall be the host. Who wants to spar me?”
As he said, his domineering sword aura shot through the skies and cut through the sword world that was set up by the Flying Snow Swordmaster.