Chapter 502: Can’t Put Face Aside
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After hearing what Xiao Yan and Yang Qin said, Tao Yaoyao became even more suspicious of things, “His time has come? What time has come?”
Xiao Yan continued to smile without speaking. Yang Qing hesitated for a while and explained simply, “Yuanfang…plans his cultivation schedule every day. At the same time, he is someone who is…mmm, very punctual.”
Tao Yaoyao was stunned and could not help but laugh too.
Although Yang Qing did not explain in detail, she understood. It was the time for Li Yuanfang’s cultivation. It was obvious that he had some compulsive disorder. When the time came, he had to follow the schedule.
Tao Yaoyao looked at Li Yuanfang amusedly, “Interesting person, very interesting.”
After a moment, Yang Qing had finished retrieving a section of the Heavens-Patching Vine. The jade-green vine revealed a miraculous vibration of spiritual energy.
Yang Qing passed the vine to Xiao Yan and Xiao Yan brought Tao Yaoyao out of the medicine valley, back to the Grand Heavens Pavilion.
As they were walking, Tao Yaoyao suddenly spoke, “Comrade Xiao, I have a request that I hope you will accede to.”
Xiao Yan turned his body around and asked, “What is it?”
Tao Yaoyao’s expression was very relaxed, but she looked serious. She said, “I heard that you battle very ferociously, and you have always been called the number one disciple in the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Xiao Yan raised his brows and said, “That is because I was the first to enter as a disciple. My fellow sect members are equally outstanding. I have never thought of myself as the best.”
As he said till here, Xiao Yan suddenly added on, “However, in the same realm of cultivators, those who can defeat the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders are all from the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
As Xiao Yan said this, he sounded indifferent. There was no hint of arrogance, as if he was just reciting the public opinion.
Tao Yaoyao stared at Xiao Yan and a smile appeared on her face. She did not disagree with him and just laughed, “I am not very good, but I can hope you can give me some guidance.”
Although she had a premonition that she was more likely to lose if she fought Xiao Yan, Tao Yaoyao still initiated the challenge.
Furthermore, it was even on Mount Yujing that she issued the challenge.
That was because this had always been her wish. If she backed away from this without even having the courage to ask Xiao Yan, this would affect Tao Yaoyao’s future cultivation seriously. Even if she obtained the Heavens-Patching Vine to mend her Aurous Core, she might not even overcome the Tribulations of the Yin Wind.
She was a sword cultivator and always looked to venture forward. Although she would not brood over failures and defeats, backing away from this challenge would harm her cultivation seriously.
That was because she had no other opportunities. With Xiao Yan’s development, the gap between both of them were bound to grow even further in the future.
If Tao Yaoyao did not have the thought of challenging Xiao Yan, then it’s fine. But since she had this idea to do so, she threw away all her worries and wanted to do her best.
Xiao Yan looked at Tao Yaoyao. Shi Tianhao, Zhu Yi and the rest did tell him about what happened a year ago at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai. Thus, he did know that Tao Yaoyao had the intention to challenge him.
“Sword of Radiance Sect…” Xiao Yan revealed a smiling intent on his face, but this smiling intent carried a hint of indifference.
If time could be brought back 4 years ago, when he was still at Wuzhou County, he could not match up to Tao Yaoyao. That was because she was much better than him.
Murong Yanran was accepted by the Sword of Radiance Sect. When he visited to propose marriage, he was rejected. He was furious then. His ambition grew from then on. But then he was not foolish either. He knew that the Sword of Radiance Sect was a very established sect then.
But now, Xiao Yan looked down at Mount Yujing below him. After that, he looked around and saw the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and the Grand Heavens Pavilion. Inside the pavilion, the person who changed his life was there.
Xiao Yan smiled and looked at Tao Yaoyao. Tao Yaoyao creased her brows slightly. That was because she saw the slight flashing of flames in Xiao Yan’s eyes.
From silence to a sudden mighty stature, the Xiao Yan now revealed a brutal aura around him. It was as if there was an impending doom.
From the Grand Heavens Pavilion, a streak of sword radiance shot out suddenly. It was like haze and lightning. The speed of it was abnormal. A normal human eye was unable to catch its rhythm.
Tao Yaoyao was shocked. She recognized that it was her Master’s sword radiance.
Xiao Yan’s expression did not change. He stood where he was. Although he was not old, he had the stature of a sect master at that point in time.
The sword radiance engulfed both of them, converting into a sword world. That was the competition venue that the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster set for them.
Xiao Yan smiled in the sword world, “The spiritual energy can be easily tapped by me. With the sword world your master created, the challenge is fairer.”
As he said, Xiao Yan placed both his hands behind him. He looked at Tao Yaoyao, “Xiao Yan from the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Do advice me.”
Tao Yaoyao calmed her nerves and she regained her steely state, “Tao Yaoyao from the Sword of Radiance Sect. Do advice me.”
Within the Grand Heavens Pavilion, Lin Feng and the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster watched the fight quietly. Whatever that happened on Mount Yujing could not escape Lin Feng’s ears. Thus, he naturally knew about what happened between Xiao Yan and Tao Yaoyao.
Xiao Yan and Tao Yaoyao’s abilities were not ordinary. Especially Xiao Yan at this point in time. His powers were well beyond an Aurous Core Stage cultivator. If they fought on Mount Yujing, although it would not hurt Mount Yujing, the impact would still be too great.
This was not a death battle, thus there was no need to alarm so many people. Lin Feng did not use his powers to create a small world. He passed this task to the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster. He was not fearful of the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster cheating. Furthermore, since the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster was such a proud man, he would not attempt such a lowly trick too.
But if he did that, to a certain extent, it meant that the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster did not really think highly of his own disciple.
Lin Feng looked at Xiao Yan and Tao Yaoyao and laughed in his heart, “Lady, please pray for yourself. You are facing a true destined individual who has retreated for a year.”
“However…” Lin Feng pursed his lips, “The disciple is really like the master, I must say.”
He turned his head to look at the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster. He looked back too and said, “Please grant your approval, Master Lin.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster’s figure disappeared from where he was and he converted into a long sword. The sword did not have a real entity and was only a figure formed from streaks of light. It revealed an unpredictable and tremendous power concept.
It was as if that instant sword radiance was too difficult to catch and grab.
It was the virtual entity of the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster.
Lin Feng looked at this scene calmly, “Why do we have to do this? If your virtual entity is damaged, it’s no joking matter.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster said, “Please advise me, Master Lin.” He naturally knew that too. Although the virtual entity was powerful, once it was damaged, it would be difficult to heal it. If it was too serious, he could even fall back to the Immortal Soul First Level.
But he could only display his strongest side at this point. It was different from Tao Yaoyao who did not know how powerful Xiao Yan was. The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster had witnessed Lin Feng in battle before. His might was inched in the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster’s mind.
Even the 4 supreme swordmasters from the Mount Shu who were in the Immortal Soul Second Level like him could not match up to Lin Feng. Lin Feng’s physical spell body could already challenge anyone out of the 4 supreme swordmasters.
With such abilities, he could not be defeated purely by one Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator.
But the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster still challenged Lin Feng. That was because he was like Tao Yaoyao, who could not put her face aside.
After Lin Feng followed Xiao Yan to Xingyun Peak to fulfil the battle promise, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster broke his record of not accepting any Immediate Disciples for hundreds of years as he recruited Murong Yanran.
Although he did not say so explicitly, it was an obvious challenge towards Lin Feng. Ever since the time on Xingyun Peak, he had the idea to fight Lin Feng. After that, due to serious consideration, he delayed the challenge.
Now, he knew that Lin Feng was not ordinary but he could not stop himself. This was a knot in his heart.
With the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster’s cultivation, there were hardly any problems that he could have regarding his state of mind. But once it formed, it was very deep-seated and was very difficult to remove.
Thus, before Tao Yaoyao even issued a challenge to Xiao Yan, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster had already challenged Lin Feng.
Otherwise, in the future, his determination would only waver. When that happened, his state of mind would also be disrupted.
Lin Feng faced the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster and said, “On account of your determination, I will not use my physical spell body to challenge you.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster replied seriously, “Since this is the case, I will like to thank you for your generosity.”
Lin Feng stood where he was and did not move. The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster knew that Lin Feng was waiting for him to make the first move. He did not delay either. As he summoned his powers, there was a flash of sword radiance. His virtual entity disappeared in space.
When it appeared again, it was already in front of Lin Feng.
It was not even an instant.
This sword had no other intention other than being fast. It summoned its sword mind to its extreme and was about to transcend the limit of time.
Lin Feng’s mind wavered and seemed to hear the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster’s voice in his ear, “…Thank you for your generosity.”
That was not the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster repeating his words, but it was his sword that contained the power concept of reversing time.
“The Instant Sword Teleportation was not much weaker than the Shaoshang Sword.” Lin Feng nodded his head and he did not move an inch. His forehead surfaced with the Taiji Diagram pattern. As white and black intersected, the diagram started to spin.