Chapter 490: Repressing the Two Swords
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The peaceful, bright golden sword radiance of the Shaoyang Sword blocked off the pressure caused by Lin Feng’s Heaven-Bearing Prints, as if it was a pillar of the sky.
Whereas the Grand Moon Sword converted into balls of fog and surrounded the golden sword radiance. It motivated the power of the golden sword radiance by supporting it, causing the sword radiance of the Shaoyang Sword to become stronger. This was an attempt to overcome the seals Lin Feng set up using his mana.
Lin Feng looked at this scene curiously, before adding more pressure using the Heaven-Bearing Prints.
At the same time, he added the power of the Heavens Arrests to repress both swords.
As they felt the increasing pressure, the two swords changed their method of resistance too. The golden sword radiance disappeared and hid within the fog.
Previously, the Shaoyang Sword was the main attacker, while the Grand Moon Sword was in an auxiliary mode. But now, the Grand Moon Sword was resisting Lin Feng’s power while the Shaoyang Sword hid within the fog of the Grand Moon Sword, as it used its own sword aura and energy to support the Grand Moon Sword.
They did not resist forcefully anymore. Rather, they used the gentle sword mind of the Grand Moon Sword to contend with Lin Feng, hoping to overcome brute force using gentleness.
“Oh, they are magic treasures that are in the realm of metaplasia and have already reached the peak level of it. They are only one step away from Mahayana.” Lin Feng had a thought in his mind, “The remaining 4 swords in Mount Shu should also be of the same grade.”
As how a cultivator could promote through realms, magic treasures had their own distinctions of realms too.
There were 4 realms for a magic treasure. In ascending order, they were the gestation realm, metaplasia realm, Mahayana realm and the destiny realm.
The first realm was called the gestation realm, which referred to the gestation of the original soul. This led to the birth of the original soul and its awareness would grow continuously. From a confused state of mind, it would eventually develop its own independent thinking and self-awareness.
Furthermore, the original soul could swallow spiritual energy and increase its powers, just like a cultivator.
However, a magic treasure in the gestation realm was unable to form its own spiritual body and its awareness would be inside the body of the magic treasure. Its owner needed to cultivate it for its powers to grow. If it cultivated on its own, the speed would be very slow.
If the magic treasure promoted to the metaplasia realm, then it would be a different situation. The original soul would form its own entity and leave the body of the magic treasure temporarily. In this way, the original soul could cultivate normally on its own without the need of its owner. Its powers could also balloon.
Normally speaking, the gestation realm of the magic treasure was equivalent to the Immortal Soul First Level of the cultivator, the metaplasia realm was equivalent to the Immortal Soul Second Level and the Mahayana realm was equivalent to the Immortal Soul Third Level.
But the problem was that a magic treasure in the gestation and metaplasia realm could not unleash all its powers. Only with an Immortal Soul Stage cultivator in the same realm could its powers be fully unleashed.
During the Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou County, Pang Jie commanded the Six Appearances Sword, which was in the gestation realm. As Pang Jie had not formed the Immortal Soul, he could exhibit the full powers of the sword during the battle.
Although it was more powerful than a Nascent Soul Stage item, it was not the kind of power that a magic treasure should display.
If it was in the hands of Yan Mingyue, who had reached the Immortal Soul Stage, then the powers of the Six Appearances Sword would be equivalent to an Immortal Soul First Level cultivator.
Using the same logic, during the battle on Mount Kunlun, Yu Xintao summoned the Theorem of Xuanming to fight Lin Feng.
The Theorem of Xuanming was in the metaplasia realm, but Yu Xintao was only in the Immortal Soul First Level. He had not cultivated the virtual entity, thus the powers unleashed from the Theorem of Xuanming was only in the gestation realm.
During the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, Prince Anliang, Shi Zongyue, used his Immortal Soul Second Level cultivation to summon the Hidden Dragon Gorge, which was in the metaplasia realm, allowing him to fully exhibit the powers and effects of it.
The Shaoyang and Grand Moon Swords were both magic treasures in the metaplasia realm and they were even in the peak level of it, almost ascending to the next realm.
But though it was a small distance, it was not easy to reach it. Without anyone to summon it, the entire powers of the swords could not be unleashed.
The magic treasures needed to promote to the Mahayana realm before the original soul could detach from the main body and control the main body. This would allow them to unleash all their powers and do anything they liked.
A Mahayana realm magic treasure was equivalent to an Immortal Soul Third Level cultivator in terms of power.
At this stage, the original soul could even reincarnate to form a true life spirit. As it grew and matured, it will become an independent and new life in the Grand Celestial World.
As the original soul reincarnated, besides cutting off the relationship with its cultivator, it would also cut off the connection with the magic treasure body, losing the opportunity to become a magic treasure in the destiny realm.
After reincarnation, everything was unknown. Although it was easier for the original soul to cultivate as compared to a normal life spirit, it was unknown whether it could form the Immortal Soul. That was why most original souls did not choose to reincarnate.
A magic treasure that lost its original soul could still birth a new original soul. It was not a duplicate. The new original soul was like a sibling of the old original soul.
As for the destiny realm of the magic treasure, it was much more mysterious. In the entire history of the Grand Celestial World, there had been very few sightings of such magic treasures.
As the magic treasure promoted to the destiny realm, the original soul would lose its previous entity. It would gradually become an idea and did not often appear.
Regarding a destiny realm treasure, the Great Thunderclap Temple once mentioned a concept that such a magic treasure could protect a person as he crossed the boundless sea.
Without forming the Immortal Soul, one’s life was limited. There would be a day he would die.
The human cultivators reached the Immortal Soul Stage while the demon clan cultivated the Undying Demon Soul. With these, they could live forever. If the Heavens and Earth remained, so did they.
But what if the Heavens and Earth was destroyed?
To an Immortal Soul Stage cultivator, besides being killed by an external force, the only other natural way of dying was to perish alongside the world.
As the Heavens and Earth destructed, it was beyond life and death. As the Heavens and Earth walked towards its end, the life of these immortal cultivators would also reach their ends.
As people went through the cycle of life, destiny was recycled between the stages of life and death. As a destiny opened, developed and eventually reached destruction, it would be created again.
And it was rumored that a magic treasure in the destiny realm represented a hope to resist the destruction of the Heavens and Earth, allowing people to live beyond ages and transcend the stage where the Heavens and Earth was destroyed.
Just that such a magic treasure was very rare. In the Grand Celestial World, it had slowly become a legend.
To reach the destiny realm was a very challenging task. For such recorded treasures in the history of the Grand Celestial World, they were only able to cross the heavenly barriers to reach that realm at a certain timing and opportunity.
This heavenly barrier was not just the difficulty of cultivation. In terms of power, it was also almost impossible to supersede.
Whereas for the gestation, metaplasia and Mahayana realms, they were achievable.
Between different magic treasures, there were also differences in their strengths. There were many factors affecting a treasure’s strength. For example, the cultivator’s realm, quality of the cultivator’s cultivation, materials and cultivation conditions. Besides these, there was also a hint of luck involved.
Some magic treasures might only be in the gestation realm, but they were more powerful than treasures in the metaplasia realm. They could even challenge a treasure in the Mahayana realm.
This was because some cultivators were very powerful, or had unique gifts that allowed them to shine.
For example, Lin Feng’s Bell of Destiny’s first transformation, the Door of Life Creation, was now in the gestation realm. It had just developed some form of awareness, but still needed time to grow.
However, although it was just in the gestation realm, Lin Feng had a rough gauge of its power. It was far more powerful than a normal gestation realm magic treasure.
Whereas the Shaoyang and Grand Moon Swords were one of the top magic treasures in the metaplasia realm. They had also reached the peak of it and were a step away from the Mahayana realm.
As merciless killer swords, they were very powerful. When controlled by an Immortal Soul Second or Third Level cultivator, their powers would be fully unleashed. They could even face a Mahayana realm magic treasure.
But as they were restricted to shortcomings of a metaplasia realm magic treasure, they could not unleash their powers now. It was very easy for Lin Feng to repress them.
As they twisted and turned, the Shaoyang and Grand Moon Swords were trying to escape Lin Feng’s restraint. Lin Feng smiled and his mana surged into the Celestial Small World, converting into two big purple hands.
One of the hands squeezed the fog and the other hand smacked it. A ball of golden light was forced out of the fog. It was the Shaoyang Sword.
The Shaoyang Sword converted into a 10 foot one long huge sword again, whereas the Grand Moon Sword also returned to its original appearance under Lin Feng’s repression.
Both swords were grabbed by Lin Feng and the tremendous force caused them to shake, but were unable to escape.
“Thousand years of cultivation can be destroyed very quickly. I don’t wish to do so, so please conduct yourselves appropriately.” Lin Feng said. “I am also not greedy for the both of you to commit to the Celestial Sect of Wonders. But if the both of you want to create trouble, I can destroy your original souls.”
The Grand Moon Sword settled down and a cold thought came from its blade, “Okay, we shall wait for you to perish under a Mount Shu sword.”
Whereas the Shaoyang Sword became more peaceful, although it still struggled.
The Shaoyang Sword conveyed a message to him, “If you perish here, this would harm the Shaoyang Sword faction in Mount Shu. Preserve yourself until Mount Shu exacts revenge on the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”