Chapter 552: Secret of the Supreme, Holy Light of Creation
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
In Shi Tianhao’s impression of this Third Senior of his, most of the time, he gave the impression of being silent and aloof, cold and steely.
Even when he was studying the way of simplicity and nature, his air was still one of calmness; rarely would he be like he was now, with a tinge of distress and embarrassment.
Wang Lin, looking at Shi Tianhao, asked slowly, “Little Junior, you have agreed to a duel with him?”
“That’s right, not long ago,” Shi Tianhao nodded. “I had planned to knock him out then and there, but afterwards the Qin Emperor suggested opening Dragon Battle Arena of the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land a month later; then, the victor could enter the Dragon Rock Gate to obtain treasures. So, we agreed on one month later.”
At the side, Xiao Yan was nodding as he spoke. “That’s right. This news has already spread throughout the world; not a single blow has been struck, but it has already became the most anticipated battle in the Divine Lands.”
His smile was cold as ice. “This time, Little Junior shall right the wrong in front of the world’s eyes. Pummel that double-yoked-egg-eyed brat until his teeth are rolling in the dirt!”
Beside him, Yue Hongyan let out an involuntary chuckle; a slight smile appeared on the face of the green-robed girl standing at his side as well.
While they were laughing, suddenly, they noticed that Wang Lin’s embarrassment has only grown, which made them even more confused. “Third Senior, what’s wrong?” Shi Tianhao asked.
Wang Lin’s lips squirmed as he muttered, “I blinded him in one eye…”
Xiao Yan and Shi Tianhao’s jaws dropped simultaneously as they stared vacantly at Wang Lin, lost for words for a moment.
The band stared at each other in shock, until they finally came to their senses. Xiao Yan slapped Wang Lin’s shoulder jovially. “Good job!”
As he spoke, he raised his thumb at Wang Lin.
Shi Tianhao, with a serious expression, clasped his hands at Wang Lin in salute. “Thank you, Third Senior.” Examining him with his Mana and Awareness, he instantly discovered that Wang Lin was injured – and not lightly.
Wang Lin sighed, a rare sight. “If I had known that he had agreed on a duel with you, I would not have come to blows with him.”
He was not an unreasonable man, nor will he ever be intimidated by battle. It was just that since he blinded Shi Tianyi in one eye, when Shi Tianhao fights him a month later, even if he was to be victorious, he felt that he would have opened him to criticism.
Wang Lin was convinced that his junior, in a fair duel with Shi Tianyi, was bound to emerge victorious.
At the side, Lin Feng said, smiling, “No need to worry. Although Shi Tianyi lost his left eye, but his ability will not necessarily decline much; rather, it might even improve.”
The band was all taken aback for a moment; Wang Lin was the first to respond as realization flashed in eyes. “Master, you mean…”
Lin Feng nodded as a hint of a mocking smile appeared at the corner of his mouth. “What’s more, that man’s strongest ability was never his eyes either, but rather the power that he seized from your Little Junior.”
A cold gleam flashed in Wang Lin’s eyes. “That holy light he used to blast my Bridge over Troubled Waters apart?”
“That’s right, that is his best trump card.” Lin Feng chuckled, “that power wasn’t his, so he couldn’t control it perfectly.”
Wang Lin was silent, deep in thought, while at his side, Shi Tianhao and the others looked at him and Lin Feng curiously. Seeing this, Wang Lin, then and there, recounted his battle with Shi Tianyi thoroughly.
Meanwhile, Lin Feng was commenting about the key points.
“Shi Tianyi’s soul was much stronger than ordinary cultivators of his level, and he also studied the Great Void Sect’s mantras of the soul. This, is his strength.”
“He cultivated a Buddhist Martial Way, Unmovable Nagaraja Buddha Body, which strengthened his relatively weaker physical body, such that the strength of his flesh is rather powerful as well. Although it might not match up to you, Tianhao, it is definitely not negligible.”
“Shi Tianyi’s spells and Abhijnas are mainly from the Great Void Sect, including powerful ones like the Supreme Evil-Suppressing Pillar, but that’s not the main point,” Lin Feng said quietly. “The important part is that, he might have learned other spells from the Great Void Sect.”
“The above are all external factors. He has two inherent advantages; the first is his Polycoria eyes. Blessed with natural gift, his left eye can see through illusions and discern truths, spotting vulnerabilities in his opponents’ Abhijnas. However, his left eye was permanently blinded by your Third Senior, so you can ignore it.”
Looking at Shi Tianhao, Lin Feng spoke calmly. “His right eye, meanwhile, can create illusions, and even simulate a virtual world and deceive your senses. Your Third Senior’s soul is as strong as him, so it was easier for him, but for you, you must be careful of this ability of his.”
Shi Tianhao, face solemn, nodded.
Lin Feng smiled. “Relax. It isn’t hard to neutralize the power of his right Polycoria eye either.”
“Apart from this, there’s just his final, and strongest, trump card,” Lin Feng’s face was relaxed and his tone calm. “That would be what he robbed from you, Tianhao.”
At the side, Wang Lin said, “It was that holy light he used at the end to destroy my Bridge over Troubled Waters. It was the result of this very hit that I myself was severely injured.”
“To be fair, this Shi Tianyi is not a weak opponent. I blinded him in one eye, but his final hit gravely injured me as well. Looking at the situation then, at that time, it was a draw.”
“It’s just that I could recover from my injuries later, but the power of his left Polycoria eye was disabled permanently.”
Gazing at Wang Lin, Lin Feng smiled softly. “You do not need to belittle yourself; you guys only started to cultivate the second chapter – Four Appearances Heaven Cleaving Script – of our Sect’s fundamental mantra, The Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues after reaching Advanced Aurous Core. After cultivating that, even if you have not formed your Nascent Soul, your strength will increase steadily, and you will become even stronger than now.”
Wang Lin nodded. “Still, that holy light…it was indeed powerful.”
Shi Tianhao’s brows scrunched together as he looked at Lin Feng. Slowly, Lin Feng said, “Tianhao, you’re born to be supreme. You were born Intermediate Foundation Establishment stage; within your body, the Aura Sea was naturally created and a Natural Supreme Spiritual Altar was erected.”
“Upon the Supreme Spiritual Altar, a Supreme Crucible was erected. When you formed your Aurous Core, a Purple Pill was formed and visible phenomena were seen; your future is unbelievably bright. Apart from the steadiest of foundations for your cultivation, after you form your Nascent Soul, there will be more special benefits.”
After he said this, Lin Feng extended his hand; a glow suddenly appeared on his palm.
This light has two different hues, black and white. Under Lin Feng’s control, it remained firmly fixed on his palm without spreading further, but within it, holy light flashed, magnificent as can be and causing the fabric of space itself to shake.
Furthermore, within the dual-colored holy light, the chanting of Heaven and Earth, of the Great Tao could be heard, resounding in the universe and shaking the world.
A look of shock flashed in Wang Lin’s eyes. “Master, this…”
Although the appearance was different, and the specific Concept was completely different as well, but Wang Lin still recognized immediately that the black-and-white holy light on Lin Feng’s palm was similar to the holy light that Shi Tianyi used to wound him at the last moment.
“Holy Light of Creation, this, is the power that should have belonged to Tianhao.”
Erecting the Supreme Spiritual Altar, forging the Supreme Crucible, forming the purple pill and creating visible phenomena. Finally, successfully forming the Nascent Soul, truly becoming the darling of the Creator; bearing the Great Tao of the universe and harnessing the gift of immense power.
The Holy Light of Creation was not a single entity; different people will give rise to completely different Holy Lights of Creation. Each kind of Holy Light of Creation was different in appearance and function, and all of them were unique.
The Holy Light of Creation will be born after the cultivator forms the Nascent Soul. At first, although its power will be formidable, it has its limits as well. However, this holy light will strengthen with the level of its owner.
This, was the most mysterious and also the strongest and most profound entity in the universe. Until today, the Holy Light of Creation still harbored numerous secrets for posterity to explore; even places like the Great Void Sect remained in the stage of fumbling in the dark with regards to the Holy Light of Creation.
With special magic, a sliver of holy light can be separated and forged, transforming it into a crystal.
Lin Feng gazed towards Xiao Yan and the others. “That Marquis of Jinghuan just now…the Annihilation Spell Jade he brandished, it is basically the crystal formed from a type of Holy Light of Creation called the Ultimate Annihilation Divine Light.”
Although the Holy Light of Creation was exceedingly rare and that even considering history since time immemorial, it was seldom for Supreme Spiritual Altars to appear, but neither could be considered one of a kind.
In the history of the Divine Land, there has been one particular cultivator who erected the Supreme Spiritual Altar, forged the Supreme Crucible, formed the purple pill and created visible phenomena. Finally, he successfully formed the Nascent Soul and obtained a Holy Light of Creation; it has the profound power to annihilate any magic in the world, and was thus named the Ultimate Annihilation Divine Light.
Some of that holy light was forged into crystals and stored; after changing hands several times, one finally fell into the hands of the Marquis of Jinghuan.
“That streak of holy light used by Shi Tianyi to blast apart the Bridge over Troubled Waters…that, is a different type of Holy Light of Creation, and it has its unique attributes as well,” Lin Feng said quietly. “The Holy Light of Creation, that used to belong to Tianhao.”
Shi Tianhao let out a small sigh.
Beside him, Xiao Yan’s hands abruptly clenched into fists as he turned to look at Wang Lin, repeating what he just said. “Good job!”
Wang Lin took a deep breath and did not speak. His eyes were cold as he slowly turned to gaze at the Void behind him; despite knowing very well that space within the Void Battleground was in chaos, he still stared at the spot where he previously fought Shi Tianyi icily.
A smile surfaced on Shi Tianhao’s face as he said silently, “It’s okay. Even if I had fell from Heaven to Hell, today, I have already raised myself up yet again, and I will only be even stronger than before.”
“And whatever that belonged to me, I will get it back.”
Lin Feng smiled faintly. “That is correct. What people owe us must be returned.”
His gaze swept across the disciples. “Holy Light of Creation is something that can be seized; it’s just that there are many exacting limitations, but as long as the path has not been blocked, there will always be ways to pass through.”
Of course, for someone to acquire and bear Holy Light of Creation that had not belonged to him, there were harsh conditions as well, such that rare was the man who could fulfill them.
Hearing this, the eyes of Shi Tianhao and the rest instantly lit up. Xiao Yan even let out a cold chuckle. “Shi Tianyi, ha, whatever you’ve eaten, you better spit it out as you’re told.”
Lin Feng gazed at them with a smile, while at the side, Xiao Zhener’s mind was mostly preoccupied with Xiao Yan. Behind her stood an old man; the Immortal Soul cultivator, Ancient Brush Elder, who escorted her to the Void Battleground.
Right now, the Ancient Brush Elder’s attention was entirely on Lin Feng, his heart heavy with shock. “It seems easy, but he possesses the Holy Light of Creation as well…if not seized from another like he said, then doesn’t that mean…he, is also a man who established the foundation of the Supreme Tao?”
Xiao Yan suddenly came to his senses. Shifting his body slightly, he smiled at Wang Lin. “I was dazed for a second there; Third Junior, this is Zhener, I…I mentioned her to you before.”
He turned to gaze at the girl at his side, the girl clad in a fitting blue-green robe and standing there with a silent smile like the most elegant of water lilies. “Zhener, this is my Third Junior, Wang Lin.”
Xiao Zhener arranged her sleeves and curtsied gracefully. “Sir, good to see you. Brother Xiao Yan often mentioned to me that you’re the most hardworking and determined one in the Sect.”
Wang Lin’s expression turned proper as he clasped his hands in salute. “Miss Zhener, Wang Lin. Honored to meet you.”