Chapter 547: The Ruthless Wang Lin
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng concealed himself amid the space and observed the techniques applied by Wang Lin and Shi Tianyi quietly.
Hailed as the elite and most formidable spell even behind the closed doors of the Great Void Sect, the Supreme Evil-Suppressing Pillar is truly extraordinary beyond belief. Even though Shi Tianyi has yet to reach the Immortal Soul stage, the strength of his spell has already blossomed to a decent level of maturity.
He combined offense and defence into a single entity. In terms of its offensive capabilities, he could overwhelm and eliminate all forms of evil as if he controlled the divine powers of the vast heavens above. As for its defensive prowess, even such a devastating attack like Wang Lin’s Ultimate Destruction Spell, the one-time explosion of the River Styx’s mystifying and incredible powers that could easily decimate the Cosmic Forms of most Advanced Nascent Soul powerhouses, could not destroy the Supreme Evil-Suppressing Pillar completely.
Under normal circumstances, Wang Lin would have exhausted all of his mana reserves after he unleashed his Ultimate Destruction Spell once, but that was no longer the case.
“The Absolute Destructive Stage of the River Styx, reserve, reborn.”
Wang Lin stared at Shi Tianyi coldly as the dark energy from the destructive powers emanating from his entire body dissipated and reversed its aura drastically, transforming into boundless quantities of life force which gave forth a brilliant white glow, allowing him to bounce back to his original condition instantly.
Upon witnessing this technique, Shi Tianyi’s face stiffened. “Judging by his current mastery level, the black thunderbolt he just summoned should have consumed all of his energy, and might have even taken a heavy toll on his soul in order to produce such a devastating attack. Yet with all his mana being drained, his soul damaged, and his body injured, how can he still recover this quickly?”
Shi Tianyi fixed his gaze dead straight on Wang Lin. “I see, you’ve grasped the mysteries behind the Polarity of Creation and Destruction to such a remarkable extent. You’re able to turn life into death, and reverse death back to life again.”
Relying on his Polycoria to unmask all forms of falseness and deception, Shi Tianyi quickly pinpointed the flaw in his opponent’s spell. “However, forcefully interchanging between the powers of life and death will ultimately exert immense pressure on your soul and your body, and even your Aurous Core. A technique like this still has its limitations.”
Wang Lin did not reply, his face as frigid and menacing as ever. Without any idle chatter, he continued strengthening both the Ultimate Destruction Spell and the Extreme Rebirth Abhijina simultaneously.
Crash! Crash! Crash!
Another three consecutive black thunderbolts struck down in succession, and even Shi Tianyi could not resist the attacks any longer. The heavenly Supreme Evil-Suppressing Pillar instantly shattered, reduced to scattered fragments of light that illuminated the space.
The crowd gaped at Wang Lin in sheer astonishment. No one could have expected that this ordinary-looking, white-haired young man would be so terrorizing, with his stunning Abhijina successfully destroying the Great Void Sect’s renowned and legendary Supreme Evil-Suppressing Pillar.
After witnessing this incredible sight, Lin Feng smiled and nodded. “Not bad. All of Wang Lin’s hard work did not go to waste. After so much arduous training, not only has he reached the Advanced Aurous Core stage, even his Abhijina and mana have shown substantial improvements. Once he comprehends the Four Appearances Heaven Cleaving Script, he would take his mastery to yet another level and be even matches for Xiao Yan and the others. Once he forms his Nascent Soul, his future would have boundless prospects.”
Lin Feng heaved a sigh of relief, “To think that he was falling behind so much last time. He has finally caught up to the rest now.”
He turned his gaze to the far space on the other side and grinned.
Lin Feng could hazily sense someone’s presence there. There were Immortal Soul cultivators there, similarly observing the battle between Wang Lin and Shi Tianyi in hiding, and there were two of them. They belonged to different alliances, neither inferior to the other, yet both were seeking the same things. When the Supreme Evil-Suppressing Pillar exploded, the soul of one of these cultivators shuddered slightly, producing a virtually undetectable mana wave which still could not evade Lin Feng’s keen senses.
“There’s still more to come.” Lin Feng chuckled and turned back to the increasingly fiery battle.
Wang Lin stared Shi Tianyi down with his unwavering, stone-cold gaze. The powers of destruction forged together again, producing colossal and catastrophic amounts of energy which morphed into black thunderbolts, firing straight for Shi Tianyi once more.
With his Supreme Evil-Suppressing Pillar utterly demolished, he no longer dared to engage in another head-on collision against Wang Lin’s Ultimate Destruction spell with his current Abhijina. He hastily whipped out his Heaven-Ascending Spell, swiftly stepping onto space in an attempt to dodge the incoming thunderbolt. However, Wang Lin’s Ultimate Destruction Spell was faster. The devastating black thunderbolt pierced through multiple layers of virtual space, leaving only real space in its wake, and struck Shi Tianyi directly on his body.
Shi Tianyi let out a deep moan as he became cloaked in a holy light. He activated the Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha and placed his arms in front of his chest, shielding himself against Wang Lin’s Ultimate Destruction Spell. As the black thunderbolt hammered down on his arms, it did not produce any earth-shattering crack, instead dissolving Shi Tianyi’s holy glow in complete silence.
Even Shi Tianyi’s supposedly unshakable and unbeatable Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra which manipulates time and space, could not protect him anymore. He may boast a sturdy physique and vigorous vitality, but the blood and flesh on his arms were now disintegrating rapidly, vaporizing under the impact of the black thunderbolt!
“Could it be? Is the Man with Polycoria being defeated?”
The crowd gasped in shock. None of them saw these highly unexpected developments coming their way. The insanely renowned Shi Tianyi – a legendary figure since his childhood and universally acknowledged as one of the top dominant talents of the future generation with his unique Polycoria condition – was actually being pulverized by an Advanced Aurous Core cultivator despite his Beginner Nascent Soul mastery?
The notoriety of Lin Feng’s disciples was also spread throughout the lands, but the three most eminent individuals were Xiao Yan who singlehandedly slaughtered the three Advanced Nascent Soul Grandmasters of the Yu Family, Zhu Yi who is the son of the Great Zhou Empire’s Grand Advisor, and the young prodigy Shi Tianhao who swore a lifelong feud against his mortal enemy Shi Tianyi.
Back then, Wang Lin ascended from the Beginner Foundation Establishment Stage to the Beginner Aurous Core Stage in just a short period of time, dumbfounding the world with this feat. However, he was not well-known for his achievements in combat, keeping a low profile all this while. Who would have thought that he would be the one to defeat Shi Tianyi?
As the crowd was still reeling in shock, Wang Lin suddenly squinted. A rampaging force of energy surged up behind him without warning, and was closing in on him rapidly!
Wang Lin scoffed and flipped out his palm to take on the ambush attack from behind. With a thunderous crash, Wang Lin’s body was blown backwards. Having been rooted to the same spot on the ground throughout the battle, this was the first time that Wang Lin has moved ever since he showed himself. This sudden change in events stunned the crowd even more. Then, a voice resounded from behind Wang Lin.
“You’re pretty good yourself. If my dear little brother had a mastery level like you, then he would be qualified to assist me in a month’s time to open the Dragon Rock Gate.”
A tall, handsome young man stood quietly in the space behind Wang Lin, his long hair draped across his shoulders. It was Shi Tianyi!
All the Nascent Soul cultivators present immediately turned to the distant space on the other side. Everyone gasped heavily, as two Shi Tianyis had appeared in their field of vision: one had his arms disintegrated by Wang Lin’s Ultimate Destruction Spell and was left in a terribly pathetic state, while the other was standing on space composedly after sending Wang Lin flying backwards.
“What’s going on?” The astonished onlookers took a closer look and noticed the Shi Tianyi who blew Wang Lin back suddenly shut his left eye tightly, with the dual pupils in his right eye giving off a brilliant radiance. Countless interchanging images faded into view inside his right eye like tens of thousands of different worlds surfacing, each being incredibly vivid and life-like.
Only a mere instant had passed from the time Wang Lin launched his Ultimate Destruction attack to the moment the second Shi Tianyi appeared. And after these happened, everyone watched as the Shi Tianyi who was wrecked by the Ultimate Destruction Spell gradually vanished. Not only did that Shi Tianyi disappear, so did the black thunderbolt fired off by Wang Lin. All that was left was a discomforting silence in an unexpectedly empty space, as if nothing had ever happened.
Then, somebody gazed into the distance and vaguely made out a black thunderbolt flashing across the far-off horizon. He quickly noticed its appearance right before it disappeared.
“That’s the spell Wang Lin summoned!” One of the Nascent Soul Grandmasters finally dawned upon what just happened. “We were all tricked, and so was Wang Lin. Those images were all mere illusions!”
Someone beside him immediately refuted his claim. “If those were just illusions, then they couldn’t have deceived us all. How did he do it?”
Lin Feng, who was observing the battle quietly through space, shook his head. “Those were not just plain illusions.”
Those were indeed not ordinary illusions, neither were they fake replicas conjured by Shi Tianyi. Lin Feng’s gaze landed on Shi Tianyi’s open right eye, “Just as I thought, the capabilities of your left and right eyes differ substantially.”
The left eye’s Polycoria had the ability to dispel all forms of deception, reverse falseness into truth, and expose the true nature of all things and beings. Conversely, the right eye’s Polycoria could produce endless illusions and even create entire virtual worlds. Each eye represented the esoteric powers of the opposing yet unified sides of truth and deceit respectively.
Shi Tianyi just demonstrated the abilities of his right eye’s Polycoria and unleashed it to its fullest extent by constructing a completely virtual world, a world created purely from his mind and consciousness which entrapped both Wang Lin and the spectating crowd.
Within this artificial world produced from the Circle of Projected Consciousness, the crowd watched Shi Tianyi attempt to avoid the black thunderbolt using his Heaven-Ascending Spell and subsequently endure the attack head-on after failing to dodge it, before his arms were brutally shattered by Wang Lin in a horribly gruesome manner. However, all these scenes were fabricated by Shi Tianyi’s mind. In fact, Shi Tianyi had long avoided the attack while Wang Lin’s black thunderbolt had misfired towards the distant horizon and disappeared into the dark space – this was what had actually happened.
And now, Shi Tianyi had emerged behind Wang Lin and launched his counterattack.
All the Advanced Nascent Soul Grandmasters were still muddled over the confusing slew of events. Only Wang Lin, whose soul was still as strong as Shi Tianyi’s, managed to detect some anomalies, but he nonetheless fell victim to Shi Tianyi’s close-up ambush attack.
Many in the crowd also stared at Shi Tianyi’s dual pupils in his right eye, wanting to understand the theory and skills behind his technique, but were all scared stiff. “How can his Polycoria be this frightening and formidable? Furthermore, he’s only in the Beginner Nascent Soul Stage. If his Polycoria powers manage to increase along with his heightening mastery level, could you imagine how terrifying that would be? Even powerhouses in the Advanced Nascent Soul Stage would not be able to fend against that sneak attack!”
Shi Tianyi looked at Wang Lin calmly and quietly. Wang Lin returned the same gaze and raised his right arm. His right elbow had been ruthlessly snapped by Shi Tianyi’s sudden assault, with the bone shattering into mere fragments and his blood and flesh splattering in all directions.
But in spite of all this, Wang Lin’s face did not reveal the slightest hint of agony, maintaining his cold and emotionless exterior. He gently rotated his arm, and the blood and flesh that just exploded into a crimson rain collect back bizarrely on his broken elbow.
In the blink of an eye, Wang Lin’s right arm was as good as new, as if everything that just occurred in the previous instant was also another illusion. However, his robes were missing a right sleeve, proving that the scene that everyone just witnessed had indeed happened.