Chapter 525: The Great Void Sect Steps In!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
With the Prince Xian of the Right taking point, a troupe of cultivators from the Royal House of the Northern Tribes were also watching the battlefield at the Yu Family’s ancestral ground.
“If the other disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders possessed similar battle prowess like Xiao Yan, that will truly be frightening.” One youthful male remarked. “When they form the nascent soul, then everybody below the immortal soul stage will be no match for them.”
Someone grunted in response and said unhappily, “When they were in the aurous core beginner stage, were they already unrivalled by anybody below the nascent soul stage?”
The Prince Xian of the Right remained silent this whole time. His gaze was simply trained at the formidable and explosive force from the Heavenly Fire Lotus formed from the fusion of three different primordial fires.
All this time, whether it was the Yu Family or the Great Qin Empire or even the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, everybody in the Divine Lands had a common consensus.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was extremely powerful. The leader, Lin Feng, had unimaginable power that had not been accurately gauged to this date. His direct disciples Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao and the others were all extraordinary prodigies. Every single one of them were more talented than everybody else, and they were all the same no matter who one picked out from the bunch.
However, due to the fact that their backgrounds were weak, the formation of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was actually quite awkward. The structure of the sect was something thick on both ends but thinned out in the middle.
Even after the Heavenly Cart Peak Sword Conference, the other powers continued to think so.
Lin Feng, the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, was extremely powerful, and could be ranked amongst the other giants of the era such as Yan Nanlai and Xin Longsheng.
His disciples were also reputed to be unrivaled by anybody of the same level of cultivation. They were also known to be able to leap an entire level – aurous core stage cultivators were able to defeat and eliminate nascent soul stage cultivators.
However, across the entire sect, besides Lin Feng himself, the only other immortal soul stage cultivator was Virtuous Zen Master, a direct descendent of the Great Thunderclap Temple of old. And even then, he only held an honorary status within the sect. Besides him, there were no other immortal soul stage powerhouses, and even the nascent soul stage cultivators were few and far between.
There was nothing to be said about the Great Void Sect and the Mount Shu Sword Sect. Compared to these holy grounds, the Celestial Sect of Wonders seemed a little skinny. Even if they were comparing with the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, the Heavenly Lake Sect or the Heavenly Master Sword Sect, every sect had more than one immortal soul stage powerhouse anchoring things down.
It could be said that if Lin Feng was excluded from the count, the power and influence of the Celestial Sect of Wonders could not really be considered extremely impressive.
This was the reason why everybody conceded Lin Feng’s position as a giant of his era. However, they held different perceptions about his sect. They still saw the Celestial Sect of Wonders as a newborn power, and were still not in the same league as the Great Void Sect or the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
Only after a period of time, somewhere in the future when Xiao Yan and the others grew up could the status of the Celestial Sect of Wonders be recognized as a new holy ground.
The old saying was good: “Only prodigies that are alive can be considered prodigies.” If one did not convert one’s own potential into true power and standards, then the potential that one possessed could be considered nothing more than castles in the sky.
However, after everybody witnessed Xiao Yan and his devastation of the Yu Family residence and the explosion of the Tri Fire Lotus that killed a group of Yu Family nascent soul stage elders, they felt as if they had finally awakened from a dream and were as astonished as they could be.
It was apparent that the descendants of the Celestial Sect of Wonders had already grown to such a frightening stage.
Everybody knew that when Xiao Yan and the others grew up and matured, with the current level of potential they were displaying, the power of the Celestial Sect of Wonders would continue to grow explosively and skyrocket.
What they did not expect was that this day had already arrived, and they never thought it would come this quickly!
The visions of the cultivators from the Royal House of the Northern Tribes turned towards the battle between Yu Xintao and the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body. They thought about the fact that Lin Feng himself never once did show up at the scene, and everybody heaved heavy sighs inside in recognition of the fact.
A great power, a great sect and a great family of cultivators. If they did not have an immortal soul stage powerhouse anchoring down the group, anybody from Lin Feng’s group of disciples could have flattened them.
Even if the Yu Family had Yu Xintao anchoring the group, along with the Theorem Of Xuanming as well as the Xuanming Bow, they were on the verge of complete defeat at this point.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders were, on the contrary, on the verge of ascending to become a true force to be reckoned with.
Above the ancestral ground, Yu Xintao was infuriated as he witnessed his family altar cleaved into two by Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi and he exclaimed in anger, “Lin Feng!”
The Great Xuanming Formation lay in complete ruin. He could feel that the energy that he channeled from the formation into his own body was about to dissipate entirely.
Yu Xintao finally displayed his immortal soul avatar, a giant figure that resembled black ice crystals and channeled the Theorem Of Xuanming as he flexed his powers to the maximum.
A figure appeared from within the Theorem Of Xuanming. He was an old man clad in black, with beards and hair that were completely blue. It was the Original Soul of the Theorem of Xuanming, and it was also trying its best to channel the Xuanming Primordial Water.
Horizon-less oceans of Xuanming Primordial Water circled around in the sky before lunging down towards the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body.
Layers of black ice crept up the body of the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor. This giant that was formed from the Grand Sun Primordial Fire was also frozen in place by this extreme cold and was immediately transformed into a ice status over two thousand feet tall.
Inside the layers of black ice, the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor was still full of vigor and life.
Yu Xintao wanted to retreat and withdraw after achieving a measure of success with that move. While he was clearly upset that the Yu Family was completely devastated, his brain had not been addled by the flames. He knew that this was only Lin Feng’s Physical Spell Body, and even if he destroyed the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor, there was nothing else to it.
The only problem was that it was not so easy to escape.
Within the layers of ice, the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor suddenly flashed a radiant smile. Just with that movement of his lips, the layers of black ice immediately began to shatter into pieces.
In the next moment, the layers of ice broke off completely and the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor burst out from within. Brilliant light exploded from its body as a sphere of blinding light gathered in its palm. It transformed into something like a tiny Sun and rose into the sky as its radiance permeated the entire area for miles and miles all around.
Subsequently, this tiny sun was suddenly extinguished and simply disappeared into nothingness.
However, the energy that was released was even more frightening.
Fist of the Great Heavenly Sun, the Change of the Eclipse!
The boundless power of the Grand Sun Primordial Fire was fueled and explosively charged in that one strike as it struck upon the black ice crystal avatar that Yu Xintao transformed into!
Ice and Fire once again clashed violently between Heaven and Earth.
The sky was pouring with what felt like a black and icy rain as Yu Xintao’s immortal soul avatar cracked apart piece by piece!
“NO!” The elderly figure with a head full of blue hair roared out loud. Under the brutal assault of the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor, it too shattered and was reduced to nothing!
The Metaplasia-level magic treasure, the Theorem of Xuanming’s original soul was completely destroyed with just one punch!
It was a pity that Yu Xintao was only in the first level of the immortal soul stage, so the magic item was not unleashed to its fullest potential. The fact that it was destroyed by Lin Feng before that could happen was extremely regrettable.
Yu Xintao was infuriated. If not for the fact that the Theorem Of Xuanming took the hit for him, he would have been murdered by the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor ’s powerful strike.
Right at this time, the sky across the horizon trembled continuously and streaks of white clouds streamed out.
The clouds rolled in the sky as the energy in the sky condensed into material form. Layers of the void encircled the newformed entity and materialized into the shape of a middle-aged man. He wore a robe with a single white cloud etched upon it.
This middle-aged man looked extremely normal. The only thing that attracted people’s attentions was his eyes – it was full of passion and emotion, as if it embodied all the world’s expressions and feelings.
He seemed like he was at the edge of the world, but he supported Yu Xintao’s immortal soul stage body with just one hand. He retracted it afterwards, leapt across the space in between and brought Yu Xintao out of the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor ’s scope of attack.
It was simple action that seemed extremely easy and casual, as if he was just reaching out to collect something.
Yet, when Shi Zongyue, the Stellar Holy Man and the Prince Xian of the Right perceived this they felt a chill run down their spines.
It was way too casual. It was so casual to the point that Lin Feng and the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body had no chance to respond.
Whether you agree to it or not did not matter – I had already completed the task.
The casualness was tinged with a deliberate display of immense power as well as self-confidence and a little bit of arrogance.
Lin Feng’s Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body stood upright between heaven and earth and stared calmly at the middle-aged man that just arrived on scene. “The Xuanlin Holy Man – it’s been a long time.”
The newcomer was the Xuanlin Holy Man – he was a member of the Great Void Sect’s Supreme Elder Council, was a third level immortal soul stage powerhouse, also known as the Way of the Virtual Entity Stage.
The Xuanlin Holy Man saved Yu Xintao before looking down at the pile of rubble that used to be the ancestral grounds of the Yu Family. Emotions flickered in his eyes as he said, “Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders – you have gone too far this time.”
Lin Feng’s expression was as casual as ever. “A year ago, during the battle of Mount Kunlun, Yu Xintao managed to escape with his life. I recognized his efforts in cultivation and decided not to pursue the matter – this was an act of generosity and mercy.”
“But now, the Yu Family has plotted to kill the relatives of one of my disciples. Do they think that I’m a push-over? What goes around, comes around. The Xuanlin Holy Man’s accusations about me are quite unreasonable.”
The Xuanlin Holy Man’s brows furrowed into a frown. “Yu Xintao has already explained this matter to me. That was task of the inner circle of the Shi Family – Yu Xintao and his family members were simply helping out.”
“The family matters of the Shi Family should have been resolved independently.”
Lin Feng glanced at the Xuanlin Holy Man before turning towards the people behind him. Two other Great Void Sect cultivators stepped out slowly from within the void.
One was female, who was rather good-looking and wore a peaceful expression. She was in the immortal soul second stage, also known as the cultivation of the Virtual Entity stage.
The other person was a familiar young man. He had sharp and handsome features and wore a sparkling clean white robe. The aura coming from his body was casual and light and did not carry a single trace of sharpness. He was like a gust of calm wind and a small spiritual fountain.
He was the person that was just recently forcefully retired as the All-Under-Heavens Strider of the Great Void Sect at the battle of Shazhou City, Pang Jie.
The aura all around his body was now one with Heaven and Earth. He was, to Lin Feng’s surprise, already in the immortal soul stage.
After Yan Mingyue ascended to the Immortal Soul Stage, Pang Jie followed along and also formed the immortal soul.
He followed behind the Xuanming Holy Man along with the other female cultivator, and were both watching the Great Heaven Flaming Emperor spell body in silence.
Lin Feng’s eyes swept across the two of them and returned to the Xuanming Holy Man.
“The family matters of the Shi Family? You must have known about the feud between my disciple Shi Tianhao and the Man of Polycoria, Shi Tianyi back in the day?”
As he heard Lin Feng’s words, the Xuanming Holy Man contemplated momentarily before replying with a nod. “I know everything about the story.”
Lin Feng’s tone was calm. “If you know everything, then you should also know that Shi Tianyi, the Shi Family, the Yu Family should be held accountable for what they did to my disciple, and should come to justice.”
“Shi Tianhao will seek this justice personally from Shi Tianyi and the Shi family. If it’s just between the two of them, then I will not have interfered. However, if a third-party wishes to meddle then I cannot sit back and watch.”
The Xuanming Holy Man’s gaze was also calm and composed. “Let bygones be bygones. Shi Tianhao has been reborn, and the things of the past may not be his destiny but rather a form of training gifted upon him by the heavens.”
“Whether it is Shi Tianhao or Shi Tianyi, they are both outstanding prodigies of the younger generation of human cultivators. Their futures are boundless – their incessant squabbling and arguments is a great regret for the human world of cultivation.
Lin Feng’s expression was still the same – carefree and casual. However, his eyes were turning cold. “What is right and wrong is what’s important. If someone schemed against my disciple and stole his Natural Supreme Spiritual Altar, then today he has to be prepared to compensate in kind.”
The Xuanlin Holy Man’s eyes turned cold as well. His brows curled ever so deep, but he said nothing momre.
Behind him, Pang Jie began to speak. “There was only one Natural Supreme, but now there are two. This should be a great occurrence for the human world of cultivation – we should be glad that it happened.”