Chapter 561: Lin Feng Cultivates the Sword
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
From the white clouds, one could hear Yan Nanlai’s clear voice. “The Tao of the Heaven and Earth stems from the same root. It is possible that the Master of the Celestial Sect’s Tao is similar to the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void of our Great Void Sect.”
Kuang Heng fell silent before saying, “To my knowledge, the Master of the Celestial Sect possessed an emblem of Yin-Yang on his forehead. The two polarities are perfectly balanced. While they are separated, they are still united. They are both exist and don’t exist. Strictly speaking, it may be even better than that of the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void.”
Yan Nanlai’s tone did not change, “Everyone knows that the Essentials of the Great Void Tao is the closet cultivation method in the Divine Lands to the Heavenly Way. Hence, the two mantras of ‘Great’ and ‘Void’ are extremely powerful.”
“But both you and I know that the Tao is limitless. It has no end and while our Essentials of the Great Void Tao is superior to other forms of Tao, we are but a voyager on the path to finding the supreme knowledge. Every single generation of masters, including you and I, try to complement the way of the Tao so that we can walk further on this path.”
Yan Nanlai then said quietly, “The Yin Yang Mantra of the Void encompasses both the secrets of space and the secrets of Yin-Yang. Hence, it is possible that someone can be ahead of us.”
“In terms of swordplay, the Great Void Sect’s Great Void Dual Polarity Mystic Sword Mantra and the Heavenly Sword of Oblivion can easily defeat every single other swordplay in this world. The only one it can’t beat is the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi.”
“In terms of martial prowess, the Great Thunderclap Temple’s Vairocana Zen Palm is universally recognized as the first in the Divine Lands. Both you and I must accept this.”
Kuang Heng, in the shape of a kid, sat there with an ancient and sagely gaze. “I understand everything Sect Leader has said. However, I am not concerned about all these.”
He lifted his head and looked at Yan Nanlai, shrouded in clouds, and said, “Earlier on, why did Pang Jie and Chen Gang go and seek out the Master of the Celestial Sect?”
The white clouds finally trembled a bit and from within came Yan Nanlai’s voice, “Does Brother Kuang suspect that the Stone Flute has fallen to his hand and that he had used the Stone Flute to go to that place? That’s how he achieved his current powers.”
Kuang Heng nodded, “Correct.”
Yan Nanlai fell silent for a while before replying, “This is baseless. We can’t jump to conclusions.”
“The battle pact between Tianyi and his disciple Shi Tianhao is coming. I will personally head towards Xiling City,” Kuang Heng no longer mentioned those things but he changed the topic.
Shi Tianyi stood silently behind him.
Kuang Heng continued, “I will help Tianyi to open the Nine Heavenly Palaces for the final baptism.”
“No problem,” Yan Nanlai’s voice was calm and the clouds upon which his form was projected gradually disappeared back into the cave.
After Yan Nanlai had left, the Xuan Lin Holy Man asked slowly, “Senior Kuang, does the Sect Leader mean to say that they will not interfere this time round?”
Kuang Heng nodded his head and said nothing.
“To obtain the Holy Light of Creation and then go through the baptism of the Nine Heavenly Palaces, Tianyi can decisively defeat Lin Feng’s disciple,” said the Xuan Lin Holy Man. “Looking at Lin Feng’s usual way of doing things, we can’t be certain that he won’t interfere.”
“Defeating him won’t be difficult, but his Mount Yujing will not be easy to handle. Should we use the Supreme Heavenly Mirror?”
Kuang Heng shook his head, “The Supreme Heavenly Mirror must always face the Barren Expanses. We cannot move it. Let’s ask the
Void Yin-Yang Clock instead.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man said, “Right, with the Void Yin-Yang Clock, we may be able to penetrate Mount Yujing.”
“The biggest weakness of the Celestial Sect is not in its lack of manpower. Powerful disciples need time to cultivate,” said Kuang Heng calmly. “Their biggest problem is that they do not possess their own Destiny-level magic treasure.”
Standing from different perspectives, one would have different answers to the same question.
The former Aeolus Sect, the Yu Family, the current Heaven Lake Sect, the Sword of Radiance Sect and the Great Barren Sword Sect believed that the greatest weakness of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was that it lacked Nascent Soul stage and Immortal Soul stage cultivators and needed Xiao Yan and the rest to quickly step up.
However, when it came to Yan Nanlai, Kuang Heng and the Xuan Lin Holy Man, along with Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu, these people believe that the biggest weakness of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was that it did not possess enough Destiny-stage magic treasure.
Life and death were terrifying.
The apocalypse, however, was more terrifying than the simple death of an individual. For Kuang Heng and the Xuan Lin Holy Man, both of who are Immortal Soul Third Level cultivators, their lifespan followed that of the heaven and earth. The end of the world would mean the end of their lives. A fallen nest would have no intact egg within.
A Destiny-level magic treasure was one of the few treasures that could stave off an apocalypse. It could help someone survive the end of the earth and form a new life.
During the Gestation, Metaplasia and the Mahayana stages, due to the different cultivation methods and materials used, there may be disparities between the magic treasure formed.
However, compared to a Destiny-level magic treasure, there was an uncrossable gap between them.
Lin Feng’s Mount Yujing was extremely powerful. However, after personally witnessing it in the Cloud Forest World, Yan Nanlai and the Xuan Lin Holy Man both made the same conclusion.
Its power was mainly due to Lin Feng’s own will. Together with Mount Yujing itself, the Treasure Tree on its top and the Purple Clouds around it, they formed one entity.
It is a mixture but not a fusion. Hence, there was a possibility where it could be broken apart.
Kuang Heng said, “This person is secretive. While it is unlikely for him to possess a Destiny-level magic treasure, we can’t rule out its possibility.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man’s expression was calm as he said, “If that’s the case, then we should bring along the Formation Bursting Drum as well. With these two treasures, we need not fear any of his Destiny-level magic treasures, if he even has any.”
Kuang Heng said, “That’s right. Go and prepare.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man nodded his head and he stood up and prepared to leave the cave. Kuang Heng turned his head to look at Shi Tianyi and said, “Come with me and be prepared to receive the Nine Heavenly Palaces Baptism.”
Shi Tianyi’s gaze was solemn as he bowed towards Kuang heng.
The Nine Heavenly Palaces Baptism was the most powerful baptism within the Great Void Sect. Amongst disciples of his generation, only Lin Daohan received it. As for the rest, including Pang Jie and Yan Mingyue, none of them had received it.
On top of Mount Yujing, Lin Feng busied themselves within receiving the many gifts that the various sects had sent them to commemorate Wang Lin’s and Zhu Yi’s soul formation.
The Purple Clouds Sect’s Blue Pavilion Holy Man and the Royal House of the Northern Tribe’s Prince Xian of the Right personally came to congratulate them in their capacities as Immortal Soul stage cultivators.
Of course, they did not come just for Lin Feng’s disciples. They had pressing matters they wished to discuss with Lin Feng face-to-face. Afterwards, the two of them would follow Lin Feng to Xiling City in the Great Qin Empire to witness the battle of the two Shis.
The Great Qin Empire, the Purple Clouds Sect, the Royal House of the Northen Tribes, the Heavenly Master Sword Sect, the Sun Moon Sword Sect, the Lightning Sword Sect, the Starry Sword Sect and the Sword of Radiance Sect all sent their gifts.
The rarely-contacted Samsara Sect – Path of Hell and the Great Barren Sword Sect, along with the Great Zhou Empire and the Vast Sea Sword Sect also sent their regards.
Over in Shazhou, the Pavilion of Heavenly Trade also sent their regards along with the many medium-to-small sized sects there.
After entertaining the Blue Pavilion Holy Man and Prince Xian of the Right, Lin Feng delegated the remaining task to Xiao Yan and Wang Lin. He himself entered the Cosmic Ray World and came before the giant scabbard.
Below the scabbard was the remnant soul of the Golden Crow Grand Sage and the Shaoyang and Grand Moon swords.
Lin Feng came before the heavy sword scabbard and raised his index and middle finger. He tapped on the scabbard.
The entire scabbard began to vibrate vigorously as it began to bellow. Its roar almost became something solid as wave after wave of energy dissipated from the scabbard like waves.
Everywhere the wave touched seemed to be cut by a sharp knife. It sliced through the void and the very swishing sound it made could be compared to other weapons.
Lin Feng nodded his head, “Indeed, after the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi, the Golden Crow Grand Sage’s remnant soul and the two swords of Shaoyang and Grand Moon, the power of the sword reached a new level.”
Above his head, the image of Yin-Yang appeared and as the two polarities started to spin.
As it spun, Lin Feng’s entire body turned into the shape of the shape of the Yin-Yang diagram too. Black intersected with white and it spun ceaselessly, turning into thousands of mystic cosmic secrets.
It was boundless and limitless. It was a like a tiny universe by itself.
Lin Feng suddenly revealed his Immortal Soul avatar and as Yin-Yang spun, it swallowed the entire scabbard!
The image began to vibrate furiously as the originally merged image of Yin-Yang turned into a chaotic mess.
The sword within the scabbard felt as if it wished to destroy the entire world, and that world was the world Lin Feng formed within his Immortal Soul. By swallowing the entire scabbard, it allowed the sword to fully vent its fury.
Lin Feng, however, was very clear. “This is the final chance to cultivate this sword. If two-third of the blade becomes sharp, then the sword intention would be clearer and stronger. By then, there’s nothing I can do.”
“Even if my mastery increases subsequently to the point whereby I can destroy the sword, I don’t think I will be able to subdue it.”
In the void, Lin Feng’s Immortal Soul avatar twisted non-stop. In the short instance, it was almost torn as the chaotic world became filled with tears. Wherever there was a tear, light poured out of it.
At that time, Lin Feng’s Bell of Destiny will appear. As the source of creation, it activated its power and an unlimited amount of power of creation will descend to heal Lin Feng’s Immortal Soul form. This went on no-stop.
With the help of the Bell of Destiny and Lin Feng’s own Immortal Soul, the world forged by Lin Feng’s Immortal Soul finally stabilized.
From the chaos, the two polarities of white and black gradually appeared as they reformed into the Yin-Yang shape.
After a while, the image spun in the void for a bit more before returning to Lin Feng’s form.
Weakness appeared on his face but his two eyes gleamed.
On his forehead, an image of the Taijitu shone. Light occasionally shone from it.
“This sword shall be called Heaven-Destroying Sword,” Lin Feng said with a smile. “With the magic treasure of the Great Qin Empire or the Saintly Celestial Sword of the Mount Shu Sword Sect, I believe this sword can be two-third cultivated.”
The Golden Crow Grand Sage and the two swords of Mount Shu were suppressed by him. For him now, suppressing them required hardly any effort.
Lin Feng left the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World and stood on top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree. He smiled and said, “Prepare yourselves, we are leaving.”
His voice was projected to the top Mount Yujing where Shi Tianhao and company were waiting.
In that instant, bolts of light flew out from every single cave and congregated before Lin Feng.