Chapter 522: This Is Just The Beginning!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The fog dissipated gradually as the cyclopean giant cosmic form knelt down outside the Yu Family residence.
The single arm that it used to cast the Cambrian Xuanming God-Imprisoning Seal was now completely inexistent – the arm just disappeared from its socket altogether.
Its body was also riddled with crack marks, much like the glaciers cracking open and was on the verge of shattering.
The smiles on the faces of the Yu Family members were just coming out when everybody’s faces froze. They stared in shock at Xiao Yan, who stood arrogantly inside the fog.
The result of the battle that just transpired had a shocking result – the Yu Family’s nascent soul advanced stage grandmaster had been defeated, and his cosmic form was on the verge of shattering into pieces!
A nascent soul advanced stage cultivator suffered defeat at the hands of an aurous core advanced stage cultivator!
It was not just the Yu Family members that were taken back in astonishment. The onlookers that witnessed the current situation all drew cold breaths at the result.
Inside the backyard of the Yu Family residence, an elderly man’s face was pained and solemn as he crossed his legs in meditation inside a quiet room. His hands were drawing prints and seals.
The icy blue magic formation above the houses instantly released thousands of rays of blue light, and injected everything into the body of the cyclopean giant that was just about to collapse.
With the replenishment from the blue light, the injuries on the body of the cyclopean giant began to heal with amazing speed. Even the arm that broke off was being remade.
The single eye of the giant once again began to radiate with chilly light. Once again, the immemorial aura of icy winds and chilly air began to expand outwards, and this time with a vengeance.
Except this time, the cyclopean giant cosmic form did not dare to face Xiao Yan head-on anymore. It retreated within the magic formation, and attached its body closely to the magic formation to boost their powers symbiotically.
Uncountable glyphs and runes rose in the space around the magic formation and the cyclopean giant. Formidable streaks of mana rippled outwards as icy energy permeated the surroundings.
The nascent soul advanced stage grandmaster had already completely given up picking a single fight with Xiao Yan by himself. Instead, he started to channel the Defense Magic Formation of the Yu Family residence and made preparations to use the magic formation against Xiao Yan instead.
The magic formation drew upon the power of heaven and earth but had all kinds of limitations. For example, it was immobile and the set-up was extremely complicated. However, the power of the magic formation was absolutely superior in comparison to other spells of the same level of cultivation.
No matter which power was in question, their own mountain entrances were always erected to be the most solid and stable. They always had absolute geographical advantage on their own turf.
If one took the initiative to invade another’s home ground, unless the invader’s level of mastery was more superior by leaps and bounds then more often than not this ‘invader’ was going to get himself into some deep trouble.
The Yu Family was currently trying to make use of their defense magic formation spell and make use of all the geographical advantages possible to fight against Xiao Yan.
However, this embarrassed all of the Yu Family cultivators and they were already seething inside.
Apparently, they were given a serious hiding by an aurous core stage cultivator at their own doorstep. Furthermore, this was in spite of them having a nascent soul advanced stage grandmaster to anchor things. In the end, they had to withdraw behind closed doors and make use of their geographical advantage rather than fighting their opponent head-on. Whether they emerge victorious in the ensuing battle was no longer important as they were already humiliated.
Xiao Yan watched on and laughed as he raised an eyebrow. His eyes sparkled with an even stronger will to battle.
“Forget it. If I expend too much mana here, then I will have none left to attack the Yu Family ancestral grounds.”
At this point, Xiao Yan slightly subdued the boiling blood in his veins. He chose not to clash with the magic formation in front of him head-on. “Leave the best for last.”
He waved his hand and a reel appeared in his hands. In an instant, a frightening aura began to expand in all directions.
This aura was sealed within the reel and was hardly exposed at all. The aura that leaked out was extremely weak, but even though it was just a tiny amount it was terrifying enough.
Several streaks of consciousness rippled towards the battleground from somewhere inside Xiling City. It was apparent that some of the immortal soul stage powerhouses were notified and became wary of this new aura.
Xiao Yan did not open the reel, but simply directed the reel with his own mana to fly freely towards the Yu Family’s magic formation.
In the next moment, every single onlooker watched on with widened eyes. The unopened reel drifted about in the sky above the Yu Family residence as it released cold and clear light. Every part of the magic formation that this clear light touched instantly shattered into pieces!
The cyclopean giant, which was integrated with the magic formation as one, was also severely injured. It had originally healed up, but it was once again shattering into pieces, much like a clay doll cracking apart on the ground.
The fact that the nascent soul advanced stage grandmaster was connected to the giant by soul and mind caused his own being to be damaged as well – almost like a lightning strike.
“This is a magic formation set up by the owner of the house – it’s a magic formation set up by an immortal soul stage powerhouse!” This elderly grandmaster’s face was completely pale by now, “That reel hasn’t even been opened and it took apart the master’s magic formation! How is that possible?”
“What is that reel? Is it gifted to Xiao Yan by the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
In the same moment, Xiao Yan opened up his palms to the side and two streaks of intense flames immediately lit up.
The left half was flickering with golden light, and every ray of light from the flames felt like needle pricks to the eyes.
The right half was dark and gloomy, and the bluish-purple demonic flames seemed to have come from hell itself and had descended upon the earth to destroy it all.
Of the few primordial fires that Xiao Yan was now able to control, the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire and the Grand Sun Primordial Fire fused together to form Heavenly Fire Lotus, and this was also the pinnacle of the fusion of two primordial fires. However, due to the fact that the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire was too violent, the fusion of these two was comparatively much more difficult than the fusion of the Nanming Primordial Fire and the Grand Sun Primordial Fire.
Xiao Yan was almost at the stage where he could channel the Twin Fire Lotus formed from the Nanming Primordial Fire and the Grand Sun Primordial Fire at will and in an instant.
However, the twin fire lotus formed from the fusion of the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire and the Grand Sun Primordial Fire required a little more time for preparation. Furthermore, the rate of success was not even a hundred percent.
However, the reel had given him enough time to prepare. Xiao Yan channeled the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire and the Grand Sun Primordial Fire with ease and began to form the second Heavenly Fire Lotus.
Very quickly, a stalk of purple-golden lotus flower appeared in front of Xiao Yan. It exuded ripples of power that felt extremely violent and brutal power and was forcibly suppressed. The pressure it exerted on others was much greater than the first golden lotus flower.
Xiao Yan breathed out heavily and growled, “Destroy it!”
The purple-golden lotus flower began to crash down on the Yu Family Residence.
Everywhere within sight was a fiery sea of purple-golden flames. Amongst the ear-splitting explosions, uncountable waves of intense fire erupted into the sky and transformed into pillars of fire that shot straight up into the sky.
The magic formation that had been breaking apart under the pressure from the reel had by now completely disintegrated. The cyclopean giant cosmic form was also burned into nothingness inside the raging flames.
The vast estate of the Yu Family residence was instantly swallowed by the flames. Innumerable buildings disappeared on the spot, having been directly liquified by the powerful flames.
The members of the Yu Family withdrew to the main residential pavilion in the deepest corner of the estate, and witnessed the dire sight with absolute hopelessness.
“Are all the people from the Celestial Sect of Wonders monsters like that? How can they be so powerful until this level? What are we dealing with here, exactly?”
“Why did our house master not return to Xiling City to take things into his own hands? He’s an immortal soul stage powerhouse, and he will be a suitable anchor to this place. Why has he not returned home?”
“It’s over, it’s all over. The entire estate will be burned to the ground into nothingness. The Yu Family will be completely humiliated – we will become the laughingstock of the entire Xiling City!”
This was the capital of the Great Qin Empire. In normal days, if something as big as this happened inside the city, the Great Qin Empire was bound to interfere.
However, the Great Qin Empire seemed to become blind and deaf this time. Nothing was done as they allowed Xiao Yan to ravage the entire estate of the Yu Family. Besides preventing collateral damage from the battle, almost nothing was done to directly interfere.
The entire Yu Family company felt hopeless. The nascent soul advanced stage grandmaster’s cosmic form was destroyed and wore an expression of humiliating defeat. He clenched his teeth as he said, “WE shall live to fight another day. As long as we’re alive, vengeance shall be at hand! There will be one day the Celestial Sect of Wonders will pay for what they’ve done!”
“Let’s get out of here!”
He channeled a secret spell that opened up a space tunnel that directly connected the Yu Family estate in Xiling City to their ancestral home, and directed everyone to retreat back to their ancestral grounds.
“Xiao Yan – we will settle this debt with you next time!”
The grand estate of the Yu Family residence was consumed by an ocean of fire and annihilated into a pile of rubble. It was pretty much wiped off from the face of the earth.
Xiao Yan hovered in the sky above the pillars of fire and listened to everyone’s chitter-chatter before they left. He laughed coldly and said, “Debt? This is just the beginning.”
“I did say it – I will flatten your family home today!”
He flew out of Xiling City in the western direction. The other cultivators inside the city exchanged looks with each other. “The west… Is that not the direction of the Yu Family ancestral grounds?”
The cultivators from the Royal House of the Northern Tribes were deep in discussion as well. “The Celestial Sect of Wonders is that powerful. A single aurous core advanced stage disciple flattered an entire estate that was anchored by a nascent soul advanced stage grandmaster?”
“Is the Celestial Sect of Wonders on a murderous rampage today?”
“But the Yu Family ancestral grounds are anchored by the Xuanming Holy Man, Yu Xintao himself. No matter how powerful Xiao Yan is, how can he match the Xuanming Holy Man?”
“If Xiao Yan is already like that, I cannot imagine how powerful his master must be. Even if Yu Xintao is present, how can he stop what’s coming?”
At this moment, a male with bright clothes of foreign tribe origins appeared. His physical build and the aura he exhibited resembled the Sun – it was the Prince Xian of the Right.
“Come, let’s go to the Yu Family ancestral grounds together.” The Prince Xian of the Right continued to say as he took point and led the whole company, who followed behind him after acknowledging his instructions.
A flowing ray of light appeared from the imperial palace as well. It shot towards the western side of the city – its target was the Yu Family ancestral grounds.
However, in the eastern part of the Great Qin Empire lay the ancestral grounds of the Shi Family. A middle-aged man with a steely face and clad in black sat upright within the forbidden grounds of the Shi Family ancestral grounds. He sighed a little inside as his body disappeared on the spot.
He hurried towards the Yu Family ancestral grounds but was stopped by somebody in the void.
The Virtuous Zen Master placed his palms together and said quietly, “Master Shi, please stop.”
This steely-faced middle-aged man was the leader of the Shi Family, Shi Wu. He stared at the Virtuous Zen Masterwith cold eyes and said, “So you have joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders, I see.”
The Virtuous Zen Master smiled faintly and said, “I am grateful to the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders for taking me in. I have resided atop Mount Yujing for a long time, and so I should be doing something to help out.”
Shi Wu replied, “You are an outsider. Now that you’re in the fray, are you not afraid to accumulate bad karma and hindered your own personal path of cultivation?”
The Virtuous Zen Master chanted under his breath. “Have mercy on us, Buddha, and help all livings ascend. My trip here is for the precise goal of helping others achieve their ends. Even if I have hindered my own cultivations with this endeavor, it’s no big deal. Karma, karma… It is a form of cultivation in itself.”
Shi Wu pondered for a moment before letting out a heavy sigh. “The things that are happening can no longer be explained by one or two sentences. Any more speech will also be futile. I wish to travel to the Yu Family ancestral grounds now, and even if you want to stop me from going I don’t think you have the ability to.”
Shi Wu was in the second level of the immortal soul stage. He was at the cultivation of the virtual entity stage. He also brought out the family heirloom, also the anchoring magic treasure of the entire family, along with him in his current expedition.
Even if his opponent came from the Great Thunderclap Temple, Shi Wu was confident that he could defeat the Virtuous Zen Master, who was only in the first level of the immortal soul stage.
The Virtuous Zen Master smiled faintly and said, “Everything is within the calculations of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Master Shi, you should just remain here and discuss the theories of life with me.”
A sudden surge of mana rippled forth from his body and shocked Shi Wu momentarily. “What kind of magic treasure is he carrying? It’s not of Buddhist origins – unless it’s the magic treasure of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
Once he felt the ripples of strength, Shi Wu’s face turned black instantly. He recognized his predicament and realized that he could no longer get to the Yu Family ancestral grounds in a short period of time
However, at this time, a youth clad in a tight purple suit and a black cape had arrived at the Yu Family ancestral grounds.
It was Xiao Yan.