Chapter 549: Who Isn’t Scared of Death?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Shi Tianyi let out an earth-shattering scream. The young man who had maintained a composed and stable disposition the whole time has finally gone berserk.
If he had lost an arm, he would barely even twitch his eyebrows. If he had lost a leg, he may have just remained unconcerned.
Even for a supposed prodigy of heaven like himself who had previously not tasted defeat on a single occasion since he embarked on the road of cultivation, he would be enraged after actually losing to someone, but he definitely would not be like this.
Not only was he infuriated and exasperated beyond belief, he was also extremely petrified. This was because his Polycoria was the root of his being, the pillar of his growth, and the source of his strength. He could master any type of mantra and Abhijina very quickly because his Polycoria enabled him to comprehend the underlying concepts governing the techniques at great speeds.
His Polycoria also exposed and located Shi Tianhao’s Supreme Spiritual Altar, which allowed him to be taken under the Great Void Sect’s wing and have Ultimate Abhijinas imparted to him.
In actual combat, his Polycoria was also one of his strongest weapons, almost always being a tremendous help in his battles. Despite his Beginner Nascent Soul mastery, he could turn up his nose against all his peers in the same stage, declaring any cultivator below the Immortal Soul Stage as his opponent.
Ever since he began cultivation, Shi Tianyi had been universally established as one of the most outstanding young prodigies of his generation, shaking the entire Grand Celestial World. He seemed destined to leave his name down on the history books as a truly legendary figure.
Shi Tianyi bore absolute confidence in himself. He once admitted that he would certainly encounter opponents that would overpower him before he truly blossomed as a cultivator, but he firmly believed that with this pair of Polycoria eyes, he would rise up again after every setback and flatten his former enemies under his feet.
But now, someone has blinded his left eye! It was not a temporary injury, nor was it a light wound. Shi Tianyi knew for sure that his left eye was now completely blind!
The onlooking horde of cultivators were similarly astounded. The Man with Polycoria was defeated, and not just that, he has been blinded in one eye! The legendary Polycoria, the interchanging sun and moon that gave off boundless amounts of holy light, was now blinded.
All Shi Tianyi could feel was the depths of his spirit shuddering, as though his entire body was wrapped in the freezing cold.
“Why didn’t the Roll Void Flag stop him?!”
Shi Tianyi was teetering on the verge of going insane. As one of the core disciples of the Great Void Sect, he had received an Immortal Soul protective magic treasure conferred by the sect, but he has never used it before due to his extremely lofty opinion of himself. Furthermore, his previous battle records have proven that he could vanquish opponents easily just with his own mastery, being completely unstoppable.
But after his White Dragon Heaven-Crashing Sword was destroyed by Wang Lin’s Bridge over Troubled Waters in a moment of imminent peril, the Roll Void Flag, his portable magic treasure, should have shielded him from Wang Lin’s subsequent fatal blow in the nick of time. Yet strangely, there was no reaction from the Heaven-Reflecting Mirror. Even if Shi Tianyi summoned the Roll Void Flag now, it might not even respond to his call, but not because it was intentionally ignoring him. Shi Tianyi could clearly sense that he could not communicate with his magic treasure at all as the connection between both sides has been severed.
Shi Tianyi could not afford to bear the slightest trace of hesitation and in a flash, he began desperately gathering power which he himself could not control either.
Success was the only option for him now since Wang Lin was maintaining the ferocity of his assault even after blinding Shi Tianyi’s eye with the Bridge over Troubled Waters. Wang Lin was still advancing ravingly, wanting to pierce through Shi Tianyi’s skull next!
“Wang Lin!” Shi Tianyi roared in hysterical fury as the centre of his eyebrows suddenly flickered with a resplendent glow which illuminated the whole space into a brilliant white, shaking the heavens. The light was not exactly intense, but the horrifying energy waves that it gave forth seemingly quaked the entire Void Battleground. It was not overwhelmingly bright either, but it seemed to contain limitless possibilities.
Immeasurable numbers of talisman writings surfaced amidst the light and arranged themselves in a myriad of arcane patterns which then violently broke apart and reassembled in the next instant, forming completely different symbols. This process continued in a cycle, forming one pattern after another.
The light shot out from the middle of Shi Tianyi’s eyebrows, arching into a magnificent rainbow which glimmered with flashing images of gods and buddhas. It sounded as if ethereal resonant voices chimed like a clear bell, with the chorus of a celestial choir ringing in one’s eyes.
The rainbow flickered and cleaved Wang Lin’s Bridge over Troubled Waters into two!
Wang Lin let out a low grunt and leapt down from the broken bridge which turned into puffs of black smog and vanished into thin air.
Differing greatly from his previous spells, the Bridge over Troubled Waters was Wang Lin’s most formidable Abhijina, a combination of all his mana and spiritual essence, even including his own soul into the mix. Having it butchered into two instantly struck Wang Lin at his core. Even the Extreme Rebirth Technique could not heal the damage inflicted so quickly; this demanded a very long time of recuperative cultivation to achieve a full recovery.
Wang Lin lifted his head and stared at Shi Tianyi on the other side with a menacingly icy gaze. After the Bridge over Troubled Waters destroyed the White Dragon Heaven-Crashing Sword then eliminated Shi Tianyi’s left Polycoria, Shi Tianyi should have exhausted all his energy. Yet, he could still sever the Bridge over Troubled Waters with a single blow, which attested the sheer brute force that the divine rainbow possessed.
Especially with Wang Lin’s current strength of his soul, going up against that rainbow made his heart palpitate wildly.
Wang Lin eyed Shi Tianyi down, and Shi Tianyi returned him a resentful glare.
Shi Tianyi lifted his hand to cover his left eye. Crimson blood spewed forth between the gaps of his fingers, which strangely shimmered with a lustrous glow. But no amount of peculiarities could mask the plain fact that Shi Tianyi’s left eye was completely blind!
Wang Lin’s injuries were also very severe, but he still had the chance of recovering someday. As for Shi Tianyi, even the most skilful cultivators or the most prized magic treasures would not allow his left eye to regain its sense of sight. Or perhaps he could treat his wounds and regain his sight, but the mystifying powers of his left eye’s Polycoria were already long gone!
The gift of Polycoria was a heavenly blessing, an incredibly powerful asset, but it was an innate natural ability. Once destroyed, it can never be recovered, and even the Great Void Sect would be useless in attempting to regain these powers.
Shi Tianyi glared with his right eye like a ravenous man-eating dragon, viciously staring at Wang Lin who made him blind in one eye. He sputtered word by word, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders, Wang Lin!”
The rainbow divided the entire space into two, instantly making the already unstable interior of the Void Battleground even more volatile.
Endless amounts of space-time began spinning wildly out of control, entangling with each other and forming a highly distorted and terrifying black hole.
The onlookers finally emerged from the sheer shock of the previous duel and noticed the frightening spectacle unfolding in the space in front, and immediately lashed out, “These two monsters have generated a space storm!”
With the space distorting and sinking the battleground in chaos, even Immortal Soul cultivators would be in danger in such an unstable environment. The crowd rushed to flee to prevent themselves from being caught in this cataclysmic disaster.
Shi Tianyi stood in between the two black holes, where their combined pressure accumulated into a massive force that immediately dragged him in.
At this moment, Shi Tianyi suddenly noticed that the black hole that Wang Lin initially emerged from, the one that may be concealing a certain treasure, had cracked and split open under the impact of the space storm. Shining rays of treasure light burst forth in all directions, revealing a piece of white jade. The jade was transparent, its surface as clear and smooth as a mirror which reflected brilliant streams of light.
“The Heaven-Reflecting Stone!” Shi Tianyi grunted, nearly spouting out a mouthful of blood as the wound in his left eye grew even more excruciating. That piece of white jade was exactly the treasure he was seeking when he entered the Void Battleground!
Having his Polycoria dispel all forms of deception made searching treasures much more convenient for him compared to ordinary people, albeit still painstaking. But after having finally located his prize, he never expected that it would just slip away when it was already within reach. This made the already enraged Shi Tianyi even more frustrated that he almost vomited blood.
But with the space storm rapidly fluctuating at every second, he could not afford to hesitate any further. He was caught in the turbulent flow of space-time. All that was left of him was his trailing exasperated howl, “Wang Lin!”
Amidst the space, Lin Feng waved his hand and summoned the Fences of the Heavens, instantly repelling a gust of wind from the space storm that was headed straight for him.
Between him and the distorting space stood a lady dressed in white with a cloud symbol imprinted on her skirt. She was the Great Void Sect’s holy woman who had previously appeared together with the Xuan Lin Holy Man at the Yu Family’s ancestral grounds. She was called the Elegant Cloud Holy Woman, and even though she has already achieved the Immortal Soul’s Second Level and cultivated her Virtual Entity, she still could not advance a single step through Lin Feng’s electric field.
The holy woman glanced at Lin Feng, who left a bitter aftertaste in her mouth. Shi Tianyi was about to challenge Shi Tianhao, which made this particular visit to the Void Battleground especially crucial and required her to personally escort him. Who would have expected that she would bump into Lin Feng and be impeded from doing anything?
It wasn’t just her; even the Roll Void Flag, the protective magic item bestowed upon Shi Tianyi by the Great Void Sect, had been sealed by Lin Feng’s Fences of the Heavens.
“So this is how the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders does things?” The Elegant Cloud Holy Woman asked coldly.
Lin Feng replied calmly, “I have no intention in interfering with my junior disciple’s match. However, both sides should just rely on their own mastery and combat skills to compete. Depending on a magic treasure which even the user himself cannot grasp the true extent of its power is rather mundane.”
The Elegant Cloud Holy Woman was so irate that she could not refute him. She had believed that Shi Tianyi’s current mastery level was sufficient to quell all opponents below the Immortal Soul stage without the need for magic treasures. She did not expect Wang Lin to be this terrifying, that a single blow from his Bridge over Troubled Waters would ruthlessly blind Shi Tianyi in one eye.
Shi Tianyi’s Polycoria was not only incomparably precious to Shi Tianyi himself, but also to the Great Void Sect. And yet, her hands were tied as long as Lin Feng was around.
As the Elegant Cloud Holy Woman was reeling from anger, Lin Feng continued on collectedly, “We’re just collecting due interest today, but my disciple Shi Tianhao would personally take back what belongs to him very soon. You must know what the ray of divine light that Shi Tianyi used to whip up the space storm was, but I know it even better than you.”
The Elegant Cloud Holy Woman gradually composed herself and stared Lin Feng in the eye and exclaimed, “All shall be determined at the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land.”
Her voice trailed off as she disappeared into the space in search of Shi Tianyi, who had been swept away by the chaotic flow of space-time.
Lin Feng chuckled without a care and averted his gaze to the other side, “And which daredevil is this now?”
At this moment, the other Immortal Soul cultivator who had been hiding within the space along with the Elegant Cloud Holy Woman and Lin Feng suddenly charged out and pounced straight for Wang Lin who was still caught in a deathmatch against Shi Tianyi!
He was clad in black robes, and with a flick of his hand, he conjured a massive multi-coloured vortex and launched it straight down upon Wang Lin’s head.