Chapter 482: Mount Shu – The Land of Swords
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After the ordeal at the Cloud Forest World, the vital energy of the Guanchong Swordmaster had not recovered, thus he was only holding the fort for the other 3 swordmasters.
But regardless how low-profile he was, he was still a supreme sword cultivator who had cultivated the virtual entity. He exuded a terrifying power as he stood there, causing the rest to act with caution.
This time, the Great Qin Empire organized the gathering. Although they did not explicitly say so, it was obvious that they were targeting the Mount Shu Sword Sect. They wanted to find trouble for Mount Shu in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance. After the Mount Shu Sword Sect received news, they would not watch and wait.
As a result, four swordmasters with the virtual entity attacked. Besides them, there was also the Mountain-Breaking Swordmaster, Ning Lang, who had the Immortal Soul First Level.
Mount Shu was determined to stamp their authority down this time. Those who were present from Mount Shu were all more powerful than the other sword cultivators who attended the gathering.
The Heavenly Sword Swordmaster, Lightning Swordmaster, Vast Sea Swordmaster and some of the elders from the Great Qin Empire who had the Immortal Soul Second Level were not here, causing an awkward scene in the gathering. The power of Mount Shu overshadowed the alliance between the other great powers.
Even if the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster managed to enter the next realm successfully, there were only 3 Immortal Soul Second Level Elders present.
What was coincidental was the fact that this Mount Shu attack was targeted at the Heavenly Master Sword Sect, the Great Qin Empire and the Sword of Radiance Sect.
As the second most powerful sect in the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance, it was natural that they were the target of the Mount Shu Sword Sect. They had to teach them who was the real leader of the Nine Heavenly Sword Alliance and who was the top Holy Ground for the art of swordplay.
As the main instigator of the rife against the Mount Shu Sword Sect, they could not be forgiven. The Lixiong Swordmaster was bent on killing the Flying Snow Swordmaster, to teach the Great Qin Empire a lesson.
The Sword of Radiance Sect betrayed the Mount Shu Sword Sect, thus they cannot be forgiven.
As for the Sun Moon Sword Sect, Lightning Sword Sect, Starry Sword Sect and the Vast Sea Sword Sect, they would be terrorized with force.
The boundless space seemed to lose the concept of distance. In space, countless sword radiance flashed and caused an upheaval.
The Celestial Sword Elder, Flying Snow Swordmaster and the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster had all formed the Immortal Soul Second Level. Especially the Celestial Sword Elder who had achieved it very long ago and had also mastered the Great Way of the Heavenly Master Sword.
But as they faced the 3 swordmasters of the Mount Shu Sword Sect, they were on the losing end.
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster was worried while Ben Leizi was fearful as he stared at the Celestial Sword Elder and Shaozhe Swordmaster fighting.
In the Mount Shu Sword Sect camp, a man asked Ben Leizi, “Why, do you want to join in the interaction too? If you are willing, I can fulfil your request.”
“The art of swordplay of the Lightning Sword Sect has always been recognized to be the most ferocious swordplay abhijna after the Shaoshang Sword. You seemed to have just formed the Immortal Soul. I can help you to test how good you are.”
The person talking was the Mountain-Breaking Swordmaster, Ning Lang. The art of swordplay that he was practicing was the Shaoshang Sword.
Although his tone of voice was very calm, Ben Leizi’s expression changed.
Ning Lang looked at Ben Leizi and said, “What do you think? Mount Shu is the land of swords. The founder of the Lightning Sword Sect once scaled the Shaoshang Peak of Mount Shu to seek guidance. Do the Lightning Sword Sect members not know about this?”
As if it was supporting what Ning Lang said, a streak of bright sword radiance appeared and unleashed a terrifying force.
Following this brutal sword radiance was the falling of snowflakes in space.
On closer look, these snowflakes were formed from the sword mind of the Flying Snow Swordmaster. But at this point, the sword mind slowly dissipated and the snowflakes disintegrated as they fell gradually. Eventually, they disappeared.
At the start, there were only few pieces of the snowflakes. But gradually, their numbers increased. However, they still converted to nothingness in the end.
This was the sword mind that the Flying Snow Swordmaster had cultivated, but it was destroyed from the source by someone. It lost its original power concept and became useless.
In space, a huge number of snowflakes gathered to form a middle-aged man in white. It was the Flying Snow Swordmaster. Although his appearance looked the same, everyone in the audience were elders who had thousands of years of sword cultivation. They could tell that the Flying Snow Swordmaster had been defeated!
At this point, although the appearance of the Flying Snow Swordmaster had no change, it was as if his temperament had turned from a peerless sword to a rusty, broken piece of metal.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster looked at the pitch-dark space and the Lixiong Swordmaster mumbled to himself, “After 2000 years of cultivation, you are still so incapable?”
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster and the rest became silent. They felt down as they looked at the Lixiong Swordmaster converting back to his average human form.
Most of the sword cultivators did not practice spells or magic items. Even if they were Immortal Soul Stage Elders, they relied on their swords. They were not proficient in other items. Since their swordplay was ferocious and exquisite, they were often one of the best in the cultivation world.
Whereas the Mount Shu Sword Sect was the perfect example for this.
There had been a private saying in the Grand Celestial World, that claimed that “Mount Shu cultivators are of a higher level”. This meant that any Mount Shu sword cultivator could overcome other cultivators that were one small realm above them.
There were 3 levels for the Immortal Soul. The Immortal Soul Avatar, Virtual Entity and Way of the Virtual Entity. It was different from the stages in the Nascent Soul, Aurous Core and Foundation Establishment Stage. The difference in each of these 3 levels was very huge.
From the perspective of cultivation, the 3 levels of the Immortal Soul were equivalent to the gap between 3 big realms.
There was even one Mount Shu sword cultivator who claimed that the Mount Shu Immortal Soul First Level sword cultivation could resist an Immortal Soul Second Level from other sects. Furthermore, the virtual entity of a Mount Shu sword cultivator was also claimed to be superior to the way of the virtual entity of a cultivator from another sect.
This was not formally recognized by the Mount Shu Sword Sect and no one had tested it before. But there was no smoke without fire. For a rumor like this to spread, it demonstrated the powers of the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
Whatever that was happening now seemed to prove that point.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster was easily defeated by the Lixiong Swordmaster even though they were in the same realm.
This scene seemed to warn the Sun Radiance Swordmaster and the rest that the figure that they wanted to deal with was no small fry.
As for the other two battles, they were even more petrifying to watch. The Shaoshang Swordmaster forced the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster into a defensive stance. The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster could only use the Instant Sword Teleportation Technique to dodge the attacks of the sword radiance of the Shaoshang Swordmaster. There was no way he could have retaliated.
Even the extremely experienced Celestial Sword Elder could not gain an upper hand against the Shaozhe Swordmaster. He was even placed on the losing end and the situation became more and more critical.
The sword mind of the Flying Snow Swordmaster filled the skies. It had countless transformations and its destructive powers were very strong. It could crush the entire space in an instant.
The Great Way of the Heavenly Master Sword of the Celestial Sword Elder emitted a sword radiance that rose to the Nine Heavens. It was the power concept of piercing through the Heavens and Earth, that seemed to transcend time and space.
The Instant Sword Teleportation Technique of the Sword of Radiance Sect contained the mysteries of time. It grabbed hold of the instant meaning of time.
The art of swordplay of the Lightning Sword Sect was very brutal and ferocious. The swordplay of the Starry Sword Sect acted out the changes in the cosmos…
Each of these arts of swordplay contained a tremendous power concept within, each with their own mysteries.
But in front of the Mount Shu Sword Sect, they were inferior.
Each of the 6 swords in Mount Shu were special. They reached their extreme within their own regions, attaining the peak of the art of swordplay. Their source was the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi, which was even stronger. It was so vast that it contained all the swordplay reasoning in the Divine Lands.
Mount Shu was the land of swords. It was an annoying phrase that caused the Celestial Sword Elder, Ben Leizi and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster to retaliate.
“Mountain-Breaking, don’t waste your breath.” Guanchong Swordmaster said, “We received news that Lin Feng is here too. Besides the Heavenly Master Sword Sect, the Great Qin Empire and the Sword of Radiance Sect, Lin Feng is also a sect leader.”
Ning Lang nodded his head, “As the 6 swords of Mount Shu gathers, no one can be arrogant anymore.”
Guanchong Swordmaster said, “Although Lin Feng is powerful, he did not dare to attack Master in the Cloud Forest World. That shows that the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi can contain any art of swordplay. Master said that his art of swordplay could be beneficial to Mount Shu. This is our opportunity.”
“That’s right. If we can catch him, that will be the best.” Ning Lang answered, “If we can’t catch him, we must still find out the background of his art of swordplay.”
“Oh, I didn’t know Mount Shu is so interested in me?”
As the two of them conversed, before they finished speaking, a crack appeared in space and Purple Clouds surged.
Lin Feng appeared in front of everyone.
As he saw Lin Feng, Ning Lang was stunned. Lin Feng’s sword appeared in his mind, causing him to feel fearful.
With his sword cultivation, he had a determined mindset. His first reaction when threatened was not to feel fearful but to plot how he should kill the other party.
As he saw Lin Feng again, he thought of how all the experts from his side had been deployed. Ning Lang calmed his nerves and watched Lin Feng as he spoke, “I am also here to participate in this gathering. Exchanging pointers on the art of swordplay? This is a fantastic opportunity. Ever since I left, I have always hoped to learn the art of swordplay from you!”
Lin Feng scanned him before looking at the rest of the Mount Shu sword cultivators. His attention remained on the Guanchong Swordmaster, Lixiong Swordmaster and the other two swordmasters and he revealed a cheeky smile on his face.
“Why, must you wait for powerful backers before you have the courage to draw your sword?”
Ning Lang did not answer and shouted in a deep voice, “Draw the sword!” He stripped off his human form and converted into a ten meters tall, green bronze huge sword. The sword was as wide as door and thick. The domineering green bronze huge sword exuded a threatening aura.
At the first moment, Ning Lang summoned the powers of the Shaoshang Sword to its extreme.
“Draw the sword?” Lin Feng laughed. “I thought that as a sword cultivator, you have a bit of backbone. But now it seems like you are not worthy enough for me to draw my sword.”
His forehead flashed with the Taiji Diagram pattern.
From the Taiji Diagram pattern, countless streaks of golden, flaming light surfaced and landed in the air. Instantaneously, they converted into a flaming, human figure and approached Ning Lang.