Chapter 524: Eradicate The Yu Family
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Xiao Yan unrolled the reel completely, and a petrifying concept of power flowed out from within and permeated the surroundings.
Whatever the aura touched, Yu Xintao and the ancestral ground’s defense magic formation began to unravel and dissipate.
It was an aura charged with an intense calamitous energy. It felt as if this aura was bound to destroy the destinies of all beings and had only one thing it wished to achieve – eradicate all beings!
It was Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi!
When the Heaven-Destroying sword was unleashed, all beings under the sky would perish.
A sword that was normal-looking, but in reality, it was something that could determine the fates of all things, surged out from the reel. Whatever that the sword Qi touched, the space all around immediately disintegrated into nothingness and ceased to exist.
The acuteness of the sword Qi split open the defense magic formation of the Yu Family’s ancestral ground like it was simply cutting paper.
Deep inside the Yu Family ancestral ground was an ancient structure – it was the Yu Family’s ancestral altar, and it erupted with blinding blue light at this point. It bled its resources dry as it tried its best to sustain the defense magic formation to resist the Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi.
Within the ancestral grounds, the entire gang of Yu Family cultivators, no matter the level of cultivation, began to channel their own power to sustain the magic formation.
The giant lake below the residence had already completely transformed into a gargantuan ice crystal. It was much like a glacier, and the tremendous amounts of spiritual energy stored within it began flowing through the Yu Family’s altar. Light continued to flicker above the alter as ancient energies leaked out and innumerable hieroglyphs and runes came into vision.
Light shadows stood upright in the void above the alter, one after another. It was the spiritual willpower of the predecessors of the Yu Family, who had come together to direct the Xuanming Formation to resist the Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi.
The only problem was that the overbearing the domineering sword Qi continued to press forward. It continued to shatter the blanketing blue light as it slowly progressed towards the Yu Family Ancestral Altar.
Wherever the sword Qi passed over, the ancient black structures within the Yu Family ancestral ground that resembled Black Ice Crystals shattered into a million pieces and crumbled into dust.
Yu Xintao wanted to provide support for the dire circumstance they were now facing. However, Lin Feng’s Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body was already upon him. Violent heat waves evaporated the icy air all around in an instant.
Due to the fact that the Xuanming Formation was suppressed by the Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi, the energy and power that Yu Xintao drew from the magic formation plummeted. He could feel his own heart sinking as he could only forcefully rely on the Theorem of Xuanming to handle the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body.
Even though there he was still channeling the power of the ancestral defense magic formation, to intercept the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor, Yu Xintao had to exhibit his immortal soul avatar. He had to focus and commit all his energy into the endeavor and could no longer care about anything else.
The four fiery wings flapped together and he flew towards the Yu Family Ancestral Ground.
“The people responsible for attempting to murder my little junior, as well as those who besieged and tried to murder his parents – step out, be accountable for your actions.”
Within the ancestral compound, a nascent soul stage grandmaster growled, “The Man Of Polycoria has already entered the wing of the Great Void Sect, and has also become a core disciple as well. This means that the Great Void Sect has accepted his existence, and they have also accepted what happened that fateful day!”
“The Celestial Sects of Wonders is so overbearing – do you really think that nobody can handle you?”
“The Man Of Polycoria is like a God descending upon the Earth. He shall become a legend that will go on for millennia and he shall be unstoppable. This is his fate – as for Shi Tianhao of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he also has a part to play in this destiny. He will be the sacrifice for the legend of the Man Of Polycoria!”
“The Great void Sect will come, and the Man Of Polycoriawill rise. That day will be the day of your submission!”
Xiao Yan replied coldly, “My little junior was born superior to all. Shi Tianyi is but a conniving and thieving little shit. You lot are the same – all thieves and whatnot. If you allow me to speak my piece, Shi Tianyi should relinquish the polycorian eyes and given back to my little junior.”
“However…” The corner of Xiao Yan’s mouth curled into a smile. However, no matter how one perceived it, there was a tinge of brutality about it. “But my little junior may not even deem those eyes worthy.”
The group of nascent soul stage grandmasters all began to shout and curse. “Capture him! Capture this Xiao Yan – this is the only way to make the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders wary, the only way to make him retreat from this place.”
“The Xuanming Formation is falling apart. We have to capture Xiao Yan. Get him!”
There were initially four nascent soul advanced stage grandmasters in the Yu Family. One of them perished at Mount Kunlun, and the another’s cosmic form was ruined by Xiao Yan back at Xiling City. His power was thus greatly reduced, and the two remaining nascent soul advanced stage grandmasters rushed out to meet Xiao Yan.
The two of them flashed their cosmic forms at once and lunged at Xiao Yan.
There were other nascent soul stage powerhouses that came together to attack Xiao Yan at the same time. The nascent soul advanced stage grandmaster whose cosmic form was destroyed by Xiao Yan did not participate in the attack, but he glared at Xiao Yan with intense hatred.
He made a print with his palms and exclaimed, “Reveal yourself, my precious!”
A long mystical bow flew out from within the Yu Family Ancestral Ground. It’s whole body was completely black and arrogant power with traces of contempt for the world emerged from within. A single thought rang out. “Die, ignorant child!”
It was a gestation-level magic treasure, the Xuanming Bow!
Of the more recent millennium of the Yu Family’s development, there had been multiple talented individuals and prodigies that came and went. Even though they ended up a little worse off today, they still had sufficient back-up and besides the Metaplasia-level magic treasure, the Theorem of Xuanming, which anchored the family, there was also the gestation-level magic treasure, the Xuanming Bow.
The Xuanming Bow opened up in the air and drew itself halfway. Vast amounts of Xuanming Primordial Water condensed into six black arrows. They were deathly cold and black to the core, and their tips were pointed straight at Xiao Yan.
The Yu Family was all-in on this one. Besides their house master, Yu Xintao, who was being held up by the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body, every single powerhouse in the family rose up to besiege Xiao Yan.
The three nascent soul advanced stage grandmasters led the pack and began to channel magic treasures. The other nascent soul stage grandmasters helped out – everybody’s sole aim was to capture Xiao Yan of the aurous core advanced stage.
They did not want to murder him. Instead, they wanted to capture him alive. It was only through this way that they could have something to negotiate with Lin Feng and delay everything long enough for somebody to come to their rescue.
Furthermore, they only had this one chance to achieve their target. If the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor managed to shake off Yu Xintao and came forward to protect Xiao Yan, then their opportunity would no longer be existent.
This was way they decided to go all-in with this attack!
Xiao Yan was completely unafraid. He tapped the middle of his brows with his left hand and repeated the same words. “Reveal yourself, my precious.”
Red and yellow-colored lights sparkled as a black armor showed itself in front of everyone. Between the flickering of golden light, flames jumped around and a dense and domineering aura permeated outwards. They became cloud-like structures and they dominated everything around it – it was Lin Feng’s Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor.
Whether it was the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor or the Xuanming Bow, both items were not in the hands of immortal soul stage cultivators. Therefore, neither magic treasure could be unleashed to its maximum power. Still, even though that was the case, they still possessed immense power.
Previously, before the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor was not yet a proper magic treasure, its mixed fake power with the real one as a form of illusion. Now that Lin Feng managed to refine it into a real magic item, while it was still ‘young’, it was unafraid of the ancient Xuanming Bow.
Every part of Xiao Yan’s body was covered by the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor. He let loose a loud howl that resembled that of a dragon roar. Whether it was or the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor per se, both had standards of power that far exceeded what they possessed back atop Xingyun Peak.
The six black ice arrows were released and they shot towards Xiao Yan. Two dragon silhouettes, one red and one yellow, shimmered around the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor and blocked the incoming attack and forcefully clashed with the ice arrow attack.
The six black ice arrows were repelled immediately. Some fell onto the ground, and when that happened everything within an area of a few kilometers became black-colored glaciers. The power of the cold was terrifying.
With the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor’s protection, Xiao Yan’s eyes began too flicker with fire. He extended his arms out – in his left hand was the Grand Sun Primordial Fire, and in his right was the Nanming Primordial Fire as they appeared at the same time.
AT the same time, inside the void between the Grand Sun Primordial Fire and the Nanming Primordial Fire, spheres of milky-white flames danced about – it was the Pure Yang Primordial Fire.
Three types of primordial fires fused together and unleashed a violent and uncontrollable force of destructiveness.
The void all around Xiao Yan had already begun to twist and break apart as the violent energies petrified everybody that bore witness to the scene before them.
A myriad of hieroglyphs and runes were cast by Xiao Yan into the flames, and after a long while, the raging flames finally completely died down. What was left a golden-yellow lotus flower with tinges of white within it. There were two red and blue petals that swayed in the wind.
Xiao Yan pushed his hands forward and the three fires fused together at once. The force was immense, as the unprecedented power of the Heavenly Fire Lotus crashed forward at the throng of Yu Family members.
Heaven and earth lit up in that instant, but was deathly silent at the same time. It felt as if an eternity had passed before ear-splitting explosions rang out.
The ice crystal-like lake beneath suddenly had a large crater I the middle.
The Yu Family cultivators wanted so much to avoid the attack, but they were unable to escape the roaring flames of the sea of fire. The two nascent soul advanced stage grandmasters’ cosmic forms were blown to pieces, and even their own physical body and soul were reduced to dust!
Everybody that tried to attack Xiao Yan, whoever that was near him at that point in time were all consumed by the fearsome flames!
The ferocity of the Tri Fire Lotus was almost world-ending.
However, what made Yu Xintao and the remaining cultivators of the Yu Family even more afraid was the fact that the frightening Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi had completely broken apart the Xuanming Formation and was not slashing down on the Yu Family Ancestral Altar.
The light illusions of the Yu Family ancestors dissipated into nothingness. Vast amounts of Xuanming Primordial Water were consumed and destroyed. The originally ancient and plain but grandiose and formidable altar was not sliced into half!
In the sky far beyond the horizon, a few shadows appeared. The person taking point was Prince Anliang, Shi Zongyue. His expression was solemn as he took in the destruction of the Yu Family Ancestral Ground. Everything was already reduced to a pile of rubble as he stood there in silence.
The Gambling Holy Man, Zhuge Guang was behind him, along with the Stellar Holy Man. There were a few other nascent soul stage powerhouses of the Great Qin Empire as well.
Everybody was frowning. They took in what was before them as emotions came and went. “The Yu Family is almost completely done for.”
Even though Yu Xintao, who at the first level immortal soul stage, was still resisting, he could not change the fact that the Yu Family would never be able to rise again.
The ancestral ground had been destroyed, and the nascent soul elders in the family were either all dead or heavily injured. The higher level of combatants was almost entirely eradicated.
The backbone of a power with vast influence was completely shattered just like that.
Lin Feng did not even show his own face. He only let one of his disciples of the aurous core advanced stage, along with one of his physical spell bodies and a magic item as well as his reel of sword Qi and pretty much flattened the entire estate of the Yu Family.
At this point, the Stellar Holy Man could no longer smile at all. His voice was deep and solemn as he said, “I have never seen the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders with such ferocity. This cannot be compared to the opening ceremony battle outside Shazhou City, and neither can it be compared to the battle of Mount Kunlun afterwards. It cannot even be compared to what happened inside Cloud Forest World.”
“The Xuanming Formation of the Yu Family ancestral ground, while it’s not as mobile as the Nine Heavenly Squall Formation of the Aeolus Sect, but when it’s coupled with the geographical advantage of this place, its power should not be inferior by much. The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders defeated it with a single strike – why did he not do so back in the battle of Mount Kunlun?”
The Gambling Holy Man, Zhuge Guang replied, “A year ago, even if the duration of time spent on cultivation and meditation was multiplied by a hundred or a thousand times even, the difference in power cannot be so vast. The only possibility is that the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders that we saw a year ago was only one of his avatars – his original body has yet to show itself.”
“Maybe he is shutting himself in, or maybe he’s out travelling, or perhaps he’s being tied down by something at hand. But that’s unimportant, what’s important is…”
Prince Anliang Shi Zongyue continued the sentence for him. “What’s important is that since the defeat of the Six Mountains Celestial Sword Formation atop Heavenly Cart Peak that day, he has finally shown his original self.”
“The Great Void Sect is going to have a headache now.” Shi Zongyue turned his gaze towards the other side of the horizon. “Still, the Celestial Sect of Wonders should not be celebrating too early. If the powers of influential families are so easily destroyed, the Great Qin Empire would have done it long ago.”
“Once it’s begun, it has to be done wholeheartedly.”
Over on the other side of the sky, parts of the void trembled as streaks of white clouds floated into view.
“The Great Void Sect… They’re finally here…”