Chapter 488: Permanent Luminary, or a Transient Shooting Star?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Wu Qingrou’s study room was shut tight and he stayed in the room by himself.
A young man stood outside the study room quietly. He waited patiently outside as he knew Wu Qingrou needed time to think.
“I have originally thought that it was a neutral situation, but who knew that Mount Shu was defeated so badly.” The young man knew why Wu Qingrou was in such deep thought. It was precisely because of the news that he brought.
In truth, when this young man first received the news, he was a little shocked too. He did not think of the probability that Lin Feng could win. But the situation was entirely reversed.
After a while, the room door opened and Wu Qingrou’s voice resonated, “Come in, Yuyan.”
The young man walked in and saw Wu Qingrou sitting behind the book case. His expression was calm and he looked deep in thought.
“Senior, the situation seems to have been unexpected. The young man, Huang Yuyan, considered his choice of words carefully and said, “Although Xin Longsheng did not go down personally and the Supreme Elder did not leave Mount Shu, out of the 5 supreme swordmasters that went, 4 of them were heavily defeated.”
“Even the 6 Mountains Celestial Sword Formation was destroyed. If the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was not merciful, all of them would have perished there. Even so, the virtual entity of the Guanchong Swordmaster was crushed. His cultivation dropped a realm and both the Shaoyang and Grand Moon Swords were confiscated.”
Huang Yuyan sighed, “During the War of Buddha Annihilation, although many Immortal Soul Stage Elders had perished, including the Grand Moon Swordmaster, the Great Thunderclap Temple was eventually destroyed. This time, they were defeated very badly. Since the War of the Two Worlds 4000 years ago, they have not been at such a disadvantage before.”
Wu Qingrou smiled slightly, “It is indeed unexpected. This change is indeed beyond our expectations.”
He looked at the pond far outside the study room, as the ripples formed. After that, he said, “This leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders also surprises people. It is very difficult to comprehend his depth.”
His finger was tapping continuously on the table. He said calmly, “Stop all our activities with Mount Shu. We shall suspend any previous arrangements.”
Wu Qingrou looked at Huang Yuyan, asking, “Especially the arrangement targeting the Great Zhou Empire and Mount Shu. Stop everything. And yes, do you remember that the plan targeting Liang Gan, the Fourth Prince, seemed to be abnormal?”
“Half a year ago, we planned to exploit the operation of the Ethereal Mountain Sect at the north foot of Mount Kunlun to assassinate Liang Gan. After that, you gave instructions to suspend the operation, thus we did not carry it out.” Huang Yuyan nodded his head, “The other party seemed to realize some movement and discovered something.”
Wu Qingrou laughed, “The Ethereal Mountain Sect as our pawn is likely to have been compromised. It seems like Liang Gan has a brilliant person under his charge.”
“Then let’s keep it this first. It might be more threatening in this way, and we can also cover up our scheme.”
Huang Yuyan asked, “What you mean is that we don’t cause the Great Zhou Empire and the Mount Shu Sword Sect to conflict, but let the Celestial Sect of Wonders to take care of the Mount Shu Sword Sect?”
Wu Qingrou sighed and shook his head, “There was a mistake in the previous judgment. We believed that the Celestial Sect of Wonders was under too much pressure, thus we planned to repress the Mount Shu Sword Sect first. This forced us to hold our horses, so as not to influence the bigger picture.”
“But now it seems like if we follow the original plan, where the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Qin and Great Zhou collaborate to attack Mount Shu, then Mount Shu will be the one under a lot of pressure.”
Wu Qingrou fingers tapped the desk and he revealed a smile on his face, “Interesting. This is the second time I have changed my plans because of the Celestial Sect of wonders. Changing the court orders is very foolish, but I have no choice but to do it now. The leader of the Celestial Sect of wonders is indeed not simple.
He stood up and walked out of the study room, “Yuyan, go and prepare. I still need to see his Majesty.”
Huang Yuyan nodded his head and sighed, “I still believed that after the Great Thunderclap Temple was destroyed, the Samsara Sect had the highest potential to fill the gap in the Three Holy Grounds. But with the current situation, the momentum seems to be with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Wu Qingrou laughed slightly, “Maybe it is indeed like that. But we don’t know for sure. There have been many shocking figures in the history of the Grand Celestial World. But they have disappeared without a sound thereafter. Is the Celestial Sect of Wonders a permanent luminary or a just a transient shooting star? It is too early to conclude yet.”
He placed his hands behind his back and walked out of the study room. As he faced the warm sunlight, he squinted his eyes and smiled, “Mount Shu has finally met a worthy opponent.”
Lin Feng’s destruction of the 6 Mountains Celestial Sword Formation shocked the world. If Lin Feng was only recognized as a rising figure previously, then the battle had fully cemented his place in the Divine Lands.
Many great powers started to figure out the process of the battle and analyze the effects of it.
“The Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Celestial Sect of Wonders have become arch-enemies.” Inside the royal palace of the Great Zhou Empire, within the pavilion hall, Liang Pan sat on the royal seat and said, “Without a doubt, the reputation of the Mount Shu Sword Sect is in tatters after the battle. Since Lin Feng took the Shaoyang and Grand Moon Swords, Mount Shu will not leave it at that.”
Inside the pavilion hall, Zhu Hongwu answered, “Your Majesty, the Mount Shu cultivators have grown accustomed to their dominance. They attacked when Xin Longsheng and the Supreme Elder were not there. With such a defeat, it’s not something to feel maligned about.”
On the opposite side of Zhu Hongwu stood a lady in green. It was Yan Mingyue. She sighed, “It’s a pity Xin Longsheng’s name has been ruined. After his physical spell body was destroyed by Lin Feng, he can’t exact revenge in the short-term and regain his face.”
If he could not make amends for it on the spot, his face would be totally lost even if he fought and win Lin Feng in the future.
Liang Pan looked at Zhu Hongwu and smiled slightly, “However, the abilities of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders have indeed exceeded our expectations. He can’t even be stopped by 5 Immortal Soul Stage Elders.”
“Unless these 5 Immortal Soul Stage Elders were all as strong as Xin Longsheng.”
This was his way of poking fun at Zhu Hongwu’s idea in the past. In the entire Great Zhou Empire, it was probably only Liang Pan who could poke fun at Zhu Hongwu in this way.
Zhu Hongwu’s expression did not change, “You are right, your Majesty. But even the Heavenly Sea Hades perished. No matter how strong one was, going against the tides will lead to his destruction.”
“Lin Feng must prove that he can overcome Xin Longsheng first. Although the 6 swords of Mount Shu were strong, they are not invincible. The 6 Mountains Celestial Sword Formation in this battle was not at its peak state.”
Liang Pan and Yan Mingyue smiled. Zhu Hongwu’s words were not off either. Theoretically speaking, the 6 Mountains Celestial Sword Formation was the strongest when set up by 6 Immortal Soul Third Level cultivators.
That was also the most glorious period in the history of the Mount Shu Sword Sect. As the 6 Immortal Soul Third Level cultivators set up the formation, they dominated the Grand Celestial World. They marked the place of the Mount Shu Sword Sect in one of the Three Holy Grounds in the Divine Lands.
But things changed. 1 of the 6 of them perished and another one disappeared. Over these years, there were no longer any more 6 Immortal Soul Third Level supreme sword cultivators.
After that, normally, it was more common to see 6 Immortal Soul Second Level sword cultivators joining hands to set up the formation.
Which was also the 6 swordmasters of the Mount Shu Sword Sect. At the same time as they set up the formation, they included the Shaoyang Sword and Grand Moon Sword along with the 6 swords of Mount Shu. As the swords combined, a ferocious, destructive power was unleashed.
Anyone below the realm of the Immortal Soul Third Level could not match up to it. They could even defeat an Immortal Soul Third Level cultivator. As they faced Yan Nanlai and Xin Longsheng, they could match up to them.
But when they fought Lin Feng, the Grand Moon Swordmaster had already perished and the Shaoyang Swordmaster did not join in. Shaoshang Swordmaster and the rest did not bring along the Shaoshang, Shaozhe, Guanchong and Lixiong Swords either.
The power of the 6 Mountain Celestial Sword Formation was greatly reduced. Only when Xin Longsheng arrived did it produced some form of brilliance that it should have had.
And now, even if the Mount Shu Sword Sect came back, the Yingyue Swordmaster promoted to the Immortal Soul Second Level and the Guanchong Swordmaster re-cultivated his virtual entity, the 6 Mountain Celestial Sword Formation would still be lacking. That was because the Shaoyang and Grand Moon Swords had already landed in Lin Feng’s hands.
This recklessness of Mount Shu caused them to lose more than what was seen on the surface.
Zhu Hongwu said, “Just that in this way, the Great Qin Empire will change their plans.”
Liang Pan laughed and said, “This is expected. But some things have already been put into plans. They have no choice but to carry them out.”
He turned his head to look at Yan Mingyue, “Yan Mingyue, I shall let you handle some things.”
Yan Mingyue smiled, “Things have already been settled. But as I see the result of this battle, I feel a little regretful.”
Liang Pan laughed out loud, “You are joking. It should be others who should be regretful. As what I have said, there are many things that have already been put into plans. They have to carry them out and there is no room for regret.”
The rest continued to plot and strategize. Although it was unclear what they were thinking, Lin Feng knew that his status in the Divine Lands would change after the battle.
He did not even have to check with the system. The attitudes of the Flying Snow Swordmaster, Celestial Sword Elder and the rest had changed considerably.
They did not become more passionate towards him. On the contrary, they acted more ceremonious around him.
It was not distant, but the dignity and respect towards a powerful person.
It was the kind of attitude they used when facing Yan Nanlai, Xin Longsheng, Shi Yu, Liang Pan and other huge figures.
Lin Feng did not act different, as he continued to converse with the group of people. But he had naturally become the center of attention.
Several of the great powers expressed their kindness towards him. The Celestial Sword Elder even invited him to Mount Tongtian to be a guest.