Chapter 523: The Yu Family Ancestral Grounds
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Yu Family Ancestral Grounds was actually a vast blue lake.
The surface of the lake was shimmering with blue light and multiple rays of light reflected off the shiny surface. The area above the surface of the lake layered together to form a gigantic magic formation, and above the magic formation floated a block of residential houses.
This block of residential houses was even grander than the residential estate inside Xiling City, and the surface area was even bigger.
Every single building was a pitch-black color and was even slightly translucent. Every building shimmered with gloomy light, as if they were built from black ice crystals. If one paid attention to the details, chilly air could be seen flowing out from the structures.
The lake below the vast residence was a deep blue. The currents and waves were calm – a little too calm, in fact, until it appeared as if the entire lake was frozen in place in solid form.
A gust of wind blew across, but not a single drop rippled on the surface of the lake. The entire lake was just like a gargantuan blue-colored ice crystal.
Upon closer scrutiny, one could tell that this was a ‘dead’ lake – there was not a single living thing inside.
The black residential houses fixated halfway in the air, juxtaposed with the deep blue lake below, were integrated as one body and exuded a kind of ancient aura. It was like a giant door, and on the other side were immemorial barren lands, an era where all things living and non-living were still sealed in ice.
Xiao Yan stood beside the lake calmly as he watched the gigantic residential estate hovering in midair.
Behind him in the void, a giant shadow shimmered in and out of sight. It was the Physical Spell Body bestowed upon him by Lin Feng.
Previously at Xiling City, before all the action started, Xiao Yan had already sent out the Physical Spell Body. This being drifted around in the void and intercepted the house master of the Yu Family, Yu Xintao, also known as the Xuanming Holy Man, who was on his way back after learning of the dire news.
Yu Xintao had no choice but to return to the Yu Family ancestral ground. Lin Feng did not pursue his quarry and assigned the Physical Spell Body hide between heaven and earth as he watched in silence as Xiao Yan decimated the Yu Family residence inside Xiling City.
His disciples were getting stronger and stronger. There were gradually more and more things that did not require Lin Feng to execute himself. He could simply sit back, relax, and watch on as his disciples wracked havoc upon the world.
He just had to keep watch in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
The people inside the Yu Family ancestral ground were aware very early on that their residence inside Xiling City was under attack. They wanted to head over to provide support, but were ordered by Yu Xintao to stand down.
Even though Yu Xintao did not make himself very clear, everybody knew that somebody was in the way and prevented them from heading towards Xiling City.
Therefore, at this point, everybody within the Yu Family ancestral ground were in a state of uproar. The younger generation of Yu Family disciples descended into a disorganized chaos as they shared a collective anger and fury.
The more senior cultivators of the Yu Family all had heavily furrowed brows. When they discovered that, besides the fact that Xiao Yan had completely flattened their residence inside Xiling, he was actually here at the Yu Family ancestral ground, everybody flared in indignation.
“The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders can’t possibly believe that one disciple can cause trouble at the Yu Family ancestral ground? That’s crazy and outrageous!”
“Murder him right now. If not, the Yu Family will no longer have any place in the Divine Lands.”
One of the more patient and experienced seniors voiced out his concerns. “The key is not Xiao Yan, but the mastermind behind everything – the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders! That’s an individual so powerful that even our house master is unable to handle him. He is the real culprit for the state that the Yu Family is in today.”
“Then what do you think we should do?”
That man replied, “We should capture Xiao Yan but keep him alive. We shall use him as a hostage so that the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders will think twice about causing use trouble. We just need time – the Man of Polycoria has already officially joined the Great Void Sect, and is also heavily favored by then. The Great Void Sect will not ignore our predicament. Once they are here, then we will have a chance to settle our debts with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
“They can be as outrageous and violent as they want – but they are still no match for the number one holy ground in the divine lands!”
Everybody nodded their heads in agreement. “That is correct. The Original Satanic Sect, the Heaven’s Gate Sect, the Samsara Sect and even the Great Thunderclap Temple were all once unprecedented powers of their era that dominated everybody else. However, in the end, every single one of them crumbled into collapse and disappeared.”
“Only the Great Void Sect, the number one holy ground in the Divine Lands, has existed for eternity and shall never fall!”
Outside the ancestral ground, Xiao Yan was calm. He could feel the exploding auras of mana coming from within, and flashed a faint smile.
“You ignorant child – don’t you think this is too much? Let me teach you a lesson about how big the world is. You think you can launch an assault on our ancestral ground by yourself?” An old and raspy voice resonated across the sky.
Xiao Yan chuckled. With his current level of mastery, flattening the Yu Family residence inside Xiling City was still achievable. However, doing the same to the Yu Family ancestral ground could not yet be done by himself.
However, he had arrived with preparations, and immediately opened his stride towards the Yu Family ancestral ground without any hestitation.
“To the Yu Family: My Little Junior, Shi Tianhao was harmed by his brethren Shi Tianyi all those years ago, and he lost his Natural Supreme Tao Foundatio to that thieving boy. After which, when Tianhao’s parents brought him out of Xiling city, it was you lot who tried to run them down and destroy them all.”
Xiao Yan’s body flew up into the air as he stepped on the void with a steady pace.
“Tianhao is lucky to be alive, and fate would have it that my master accepted him into the sect and raised him to become a man. However, even now you could let him go and tried to murder him time and time again.”
“Tianhao’s parents became trapped in the Void Battleground and the three of them were physically separated. Not long ago, his parents managed to escape the Void Battleground and finally returned to the Greater World. They were about to enjoy a happy family reunion, but hopes for this gathering were dashed by you sadistic and evil bastards who sought to murder the couple. Ultimately, they were forced to return to the Void Battleground.” Xiao Yan continued coldly, “Is it because you think you have the support of the Great Void Sect, that’s why everyone is so whimsical and unafraid of consequence?”
“That is as wrong as wrong can get. Today I will tell you that the evilest in the world will always be accounted for by heaven!”
“If heaven is unwilling to account for it, then the Celestial Sect of wonders will do it!”
Behind Xiao Yan’’s came loud crackling sounds as four giant flaming wings flared out. They seemed to eclipse the sun with their size, much like a never-ending sea of fire.
The four flaming wings extended outwards, with two on each side of his body.
There were two wings extending from the top of his shoulders. The one of the left was a milky-white Pure Yang Primordial Fire, and the one on the left was the blueish-purple Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire.
Below his waist were the other two remaining wings. The one on the left was the pure-golden Grand Sun Primordial Fire, while the one on the right was the Nanming Primoridal Fire that was flickering with blue radiance.
Compared with the six flaming wings of before that comprised of only three different types of primordial fires, the numbers were now smaller. However, the size of each wing was much larger, and the aura that the four primordial fires created together was enough to petrify any cultivator below the immortal soul stage.
Another sound rang out from within the Yu Family ancestral ground. However, it was not that elderly man this time – it was the house master of the family, the Xuanming Holy Man Yu Xintao.
“Your name is Xiao Yan, is it not? Truly an impressive figure. I don’t think that even Shi Tianhao cannot compare to you.”
“However, no matter how talented the prodigy, only once this person’s grown up can he or she become an unprecedented legend of world. If this person met his demise in the early days, then this person is nothing at all but a pile of dust.”
Following his statement, everywhere for miles and miles entered a state of utter silence, as if everything descended into an eternal icy seal.
The lake beneath the Yu Family ancestral ground lit up with brilliant radiance as countless complex runes and hieroglyphs began to congregate into a gigantic magic formation. The surface area of this magic formation was so great that it covered the entire lake, and under the reflection from the magic formation, the Yu Family ancestral ground resembled a fairytale palace that existed in the heavens.
The sky all around began to darken. It was not murky clouds that covered the sky, however, instead it was the intense chilly aura that permeated everything. First, it froze the sound it came into contact with, and immediately after even the light rays began to freeze.
Everything with life was frozen in place. Even the lifeless mountains and stones were also frozen.
All beings with material form were frozen. Even the formless entities such as sound and light between time and space were also imprisoned in ice.
Close to where the chilly energy extended to, the void behind Xiao Yan’s back began to shake as a giant shadow of over two thousand feet tall emerged from within.
This giant’s clothing drifted about in the air. He had wide sleeves, and its physical appearance was exactly the same as Lin Feng. Even the features of his face and everything else on his body were also the same as Lin Feng. The only thing was that, whether it was the clothes he was wearing or his skin, were also formed by brilliant rays of golden flame.
A sun-like hieroglyph appeared on his forehead, and it seemed as if it was continuously blazing.
The giant stepped on the void, and it had an aura like the Sun in midday and attracted the vision of all living things all around. It was Lin Feng’s Great Heaven Flaming Emperor Spell Body.
A crystal-like droplet appeared in the sky. At first sight, it seemed miniscule and it was obscure to the naked eye.
However, upon closer scrutiny, one could see that this droplet eclipsed the sky. It was so vast that calculating its area was impossible. It felt as if Heaven and Earth were also frozen within this crystal-like droplet.
The Xuanming Holy Man, Yu Xintao’s voice appeared from within the droplet. “The Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders: You may have impressive abhijnas, but do not forget where you are.”
“You intercepted my expedition to Xiling City and it was inconvenient for me to destroy that spell body of yours. But now, we are at the Yu Family ancestral ground, and over here your puny spell body will have no space for activation at all.”
Yu Xintao’s words were not wrong. The Yu Family ancestral ground was the family foundation, and had been worked on and developed for an indefinitely long period of time by all the generations of ancestors. It could not be compared to the residence at Xiling City, which was far inferior.
In this place, Yu Xintao’s powers were greatly increased. Even if his adversary was more powerful than he was originally, he was still able to put up a fight in this place.
It was much like the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster anchoring down Xingyun Peak and the Heavenly Wind Holy Man anchoring down the Holy Wind Mountain.
The Heavenly Wind Holy Man was only in the first level of the immortal soul stage. When he channeled the peak-condition Nine Heavens Squall Formation, not even the Undying Demon Soul Second Level, Original True Spirit stage Golden Crow Grand Sage could do anything to him.
This was the geographical advantage. A force of the world, after much refining and development, would have an ancestral ground with a defense mechanism of extremely formidable power.
Even if Lin Feng was here himself, or if he crashed down with Mount Yujing, Yu Xintao would still be a little unconfident. However, he was only faced with Lin Feng’s Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body at this moment. He had sufficient confidence that he could repel the assault.
Originally, with his first level immortal soul stage level of cultivation, channeling the power of the Metaplasia-level family heirloom and the anchoring magic treasure Theorem of Xuanming would be quite the challenge. He would probably only be able to unleash the Gestation-level power.
However, at the Yu Family ancestral grounds, he had the opportunity to channel the peak power of the Theorem of Xuanming in an extremely short period of time.
The fact that his family members had pursued and besieged Shi Tianhao’s parents was originally completely unbeknownst to him. However, after he found out about it, his initial reactionary plan was to contact the others.
If they could hold out long enough, Yu Xintao was confident that things would turn around in their favor.
The Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body’s features and everything else were exactly the same as Lin Feng. The two-thousand-feet-tall giant stood erect in the void, and faced off Yu Xintao calmly. He opened his mouth and said plainly, “I always honor my word.”
“When I said that I will flatten your home today, then I will definitely do it.”
When Xiao Yan, who was standing below the Great Heaven Flaming Emperorspell body, heard what Lin Feng said he let loose a loud laugh, raised his right hand and flashed the reel that Lin Feng gifted to him previously.
The cultivators that escaped from the Xiling City residence into the ancestral ground immediately recognized this scene and all lost their cool as expressions of fear appeared all around. Back in Xiling City, Xiao Yan used this reel to defeat the Defense Magic Formation of the Yu Family’s Xiling City residence.
What made them even more frightened was that, this time, Xiao Yan not only flashed the reel – he had unrolled it completely.