Chapter 481: Unhappy Guests
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Amidst the hysterical laughter of the Shaoshang Swordmaster, his domineering sword aura shot through the skies and caused a crack in the sword world that the Flying Snow Swordmaster created, as it cut through it.
As a crack appeared in the skies, it was as if this small world had developed a wound.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster went pale and the falling snow in the sword world made whizzing noises. In an instant, they became ferocious, but did not target the Shaoshang Swordmaster.
Even though the snow brushed past the Shaoshang Swordmaster, they had no intention to harm him.
That was because the Lixiong Swordmaster had set his sights on the Flying Snow Swordmaster. If he had any undesirable thoughts, he would be in for it. Everyone knew that once the Lixiong Sword was drawn, death was the result.
There was only one sword on Mount Shu that was needed to kill!
Normally, the sword aura would be hidden within the body. Before the enemy was even hurt, the unbearable pain brought about by the sword aura would be felt by the body first.
But at the instant the sword was drawn, the powers of the sword mind would be unleashed, creating a devastating offense. That was why it was claimed to be the number one sword out of the 6 swords in Mount Shu.
The Lixiong Swordmaster said calmly, “There are no survivors under the hands of the Lixiong Sword.”
“Flying Snow, when you had the Immortal Soul First Level, you did not die from my sword. I have always been finding you to spar again.” The Lixiong Swordmaster said till here and laughed, “But after I cultivated the virtual entity, I think it will be very meaningless to kill you if you are still in the Immortal Soul First Level. I have been waiting for you to reach the Immortal Soul Second Level.”
“Let us finish the battle we did not complete 2000 years ago.”
After hearing this, the Flying Snow Swordmaster was silent. He closed his eyes and the sword world melted, causing the group of cultivators to land in space.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster reopened his eyes and looked at the Lixiong Swordmaster calmly, “Let’s do it.”
As he said, his ethereal sword mind was unleashed and collided with the Lixiong Swordmaster.
At this point, the Shaozhe Swordmaster turned his attention to the Celestial Sword Elder. He smiled, “Celestial Sword Elder, you have been enjoying life at Mount Tongtian. You did not have to make this trip.”
Although his tone of voice was calm, the Sun Radiance Swordmaster was petrified as he spoke. He knew that the Shaozhe Swordmaster was about to make a move.
The Celestial Sword Elder replied, “I still have to move my body, otherwise I will turn rusty.”
The Shaozhe Swordmaster shook his head and laughed, “Since this is the case, I have to spar with you, given that you rarely leave Mount Tongtian. Otherwise, I’m not sure how long I will have to wait.”
The Celestial Sword Elder did not even hesitate and replied readily, “I am fine with that.”
“Your Shaozhe Sword, my Heavenly Sword Teleportation Technique and the Sword of Radiance Sect’s Instant Sword Teleportation Technique are widely recognized as the fastest sword abhijnas in the Divine Lands. Today, let’s see whose one is faster.”
The Shaozhe Swordmaster looked at the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster and smiled, “There has been a consensus over the matter before today. Let me test it out then.”
The Shaoshang Swordmaster also stared at the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster and shook his head repeatedly, “My old friend, why do you have to do this?”
They had close ties for many years. Many years ago, the Shaoshang Swordmaster scaled the Xingyun Peak and left a sword mark which contained the sword mind of the Shaoshang Sword. After studying this sword mark for some time, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster could roughly understand the secrets of the Shaoshang Sword.
For the Sword of Radiance Sect to participate in this alliance against the Mount Shu Sword Sect was very surprising, to say the very least.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster placed his hands behind him and remained calm, “Since you know, why do you still ask?”
The smile on the face of the Shaoshang Swordmaster disappeared gradually and he remained silent. After a while, he sighed, “Ever since you controlled the Sword of Radiance Sect, your intentions have been deviating from Mount Shu. I have no choice but to do this.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster replied, “You are right. In the past, I had no ill intentions towards Mount Shu. I just hoped for the Sword of Radiance Sect to carve out its own path and not remain in the shadows of Mount Shu.”
“The Intense Flaming Sword Sect is willing to walk that path but I’m not.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster remained calm, “I did not know that Mount Shu was so domineering, such that it can’t even accede to such a small request from the Sword of Radiance Sect?”
As the Sun Radiance Swordmaster and the rest heard till this point, they revealed thoughtful expressions, thinking, “The Shaoshang Swordmaster left a sword mark for the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster. On the surface, it seemed like it was friendship. But if we think more deeply, he might have ill-intentions!”
The Shaoshang Swordmaster snorted, “You still have to rely on the Great Qin Empire, don’t you? Open your eyes and see. Regardless of whether it is the Great Qin or Great Zhou Empire, they are not just aiming the aristocratic families. They are also aiming the various great sects.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster nodded his head and looked at the Flying Snow Swordmaster and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster, saying, “You are right. That’s why regardless of what you say, we have to be grateful for the presence of Mount Shu.”
Even if I am thankful, I will not continue my ties with Mount Shu and remain as the lackey of the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
Because of the pressure brought about by Mount Shu, even if the skies collapsed, they would still be there to hold it. On the other hand, the Great Qin Empire did not dare to make life difficult for the Sword of Radiance Sect. They would even treat the Sword of Radiance Sect more passionately.
This had nothing to do with personal ties anymore. As a leader of a huge sect, he had to choose in accordance to the welfare of his own sect.
From the start, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster did not want his sect to be under the control of Mount Shu. Initially, he wanted to change the direction of the Sword of Radiance Sect and maintain a neutral stance like the Starry Sword Sect and the Great Barrens Sword Sect.
But the measures taken by the Mount Shu Sword Sect, along with the devious intentions of the Shaoshang Swordmaster to plot against the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster, enraged him. Following that, he decided to follow the Great Qin Empire instead.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster did not want for Mount Shu to be destroyed. In that way, it was inevitable that there would be unwanted repercussions. But he wanted them to be taught a lesson, so that they will learn how to remain humble.
The Shaoshang Swordmaster remained expressionless, “Therefore, you decided to lose that sword mark that I left for you to the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
“The Shaoshang Sword is indeed extraordinary. Even though I know it will hinder me, I am still very attracted to it.” The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster sighed, “But giving up your sword mark has enabled me to walk a new path.”
As he was talking, the body of the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster started to flash and convert into streaks of light. It flashed in space, turning dark and bright simultaneously. This made it difficult to track it.
This was the Immortal Soul Avatar formed from the Instant Sword Teleportation Technique.
He revealed his Immortal Soul Avatar at this point not to fight the Shaoshang Swordmaster, but to overcome the bottleneck and achieve the Immortal Soul Second Level, cultivating the virtual entity!
He was forming the Immortal Soul Second Level in front of everyone!
The Shaoshang Swordmaster’s face turned ghastly, but he did not stop the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster.
The streaks of line formed from the Immortal Soul Avatar started to become clearer. In space, a mark was cut across and did not disappear. Slowly, a figure formed from it.
It was the appearance of a long sword without a real entity. It was just a figure formed from the light which revealed an unpredictable and strong power concept.
The radiance in that instant flashed across so quickly that it was difficult to grab hold of it or catch it.
This long sword was like an independent world floating externally of the Grand Celestial World. In the long sword, there were countless light images. With the movement of a finger, there were 60 transformations and every of these light images were revealing an image of something.
As the Sun Radiance Swordmaster saw this scene, he said, “Congratulations my friend.”
The Celestial Sword Elder, Ben Leizi, Starry Swordmaster and the rest also said in unison, “Congratulations.”
Even the Shaoshang Swordmaster sighed, “Congratulations, my old friend.”
The bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders congratulated him too. The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster cultivated the virtual entity and promoted to the Immortal Soul Second Level.
Even the Shaozhe Swordmaster looked over and laughed, “If I did not remember wrongly, this is only the 5th cultivator who has cultivated the virtual entity in the history of the Sword of Radiance Sect? In my life thus far, I have not sparred with someone from the Sword of Radiance Sect with an Immortal Soul Second Level. Today, let me witness the Instant Sword Teleportation Technique.”
The Shaoshang Swordmaster shook his head, “He is mine.” As he said, his domineering sword aura shot straight into the skies and shook the entire space, with his target being the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster dissipated his virtual entity and reconverted to his human form. His sword mind targeted the Shaoshang Swordmaster too.
The Shaozhe Swordmaster laughed lightly and was not troubled. He turned his head to the Celestial Sword Elder of the Heavenly Master Sword Sect and laughed, “I was just curious, please do not take it to heart.”
The Celestial Sword Elder replied, “Why will I be? The last time I fought a Sword of Radiance cultivator who had cultivated the virtual entity was years ago. Even I am tempted now to spar with him.”
The Shaozhe Swordmaster laughed and did not speak further. His figure flashed and countless selves of him seemed to be formed.
This was not some spell to split his body. Rather, the Shaozhe Swordmaster summoned his art of swordplay cultivation to the extreme and his Immortal Soul entered more than one alternate dimension. This was the same logic as when Lin Feng revealed various time possibilities using Mount Yujing at the Cloud Forest World.
The Celestial Sword Elder saw this and exhibited the Great Way of the Heavenly Master Sword. He converted to boundless sword radiance and fought the Shaozhe Swordmaster after transcending vast space.
At the same time, the Shaoshang Swordmaster and the Supreme Radinace Swordmaster, as well as the Lixiong Swordmaster and the Flying Swordmaster, began their own sparring.
Although the Flying Snow Swordmaster lost his sword world, the bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders continued to remain in space and did not return to the Heavenly Cart Peak on Mount Qingling.
As the group of elite sword cultivators fought, it was possible that they could destroy the entire Mount Qingling and the Linzhou boundaries of the Great Qin Empire.
Only with void space as the battleground could such a huge battle ensue.
And on the other side of the alternate dimension, Lin Feng could also feel the commotion. He turned serious, “It seems like there are unhappy guests.”