Chapter 562: Time’s Up! It’s Time to Go to Xiling City
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng stood at the top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree as a few bolts of light flew before him and formed up.
As they tried to form up neatly and appropriately, Xiao Budian (Shi Tianhao) stood at the center. Xiao Yan, Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing stood by his side.
On the other side stood Xiao Zhener, Luo Qingwu, Li Yuanfang, Tun Tun, Zhuge Fengling, Jun Jining and the Virtuous Zen Master, who stood before everyone.
Other than them, Xu Yunsheng, Yin Luozha, Liu Xiafeng, Li Xingfei, the little fatty Yan Wuwei and Xiao Huanzi, all of who were official disciples, stood behind Xiao Yan and the rest.
The Feilian King, Kui Cow King and the Northern Sea Whale King all adopted a human form and stood by the side. Dao Zhiqiang stood behind them.
Kang Nanhua, Miao Shihao and Jieyu were doing closed-door training. Hence, Lin Feng decided not to disturb them.
Everyone on-site promptly bowed to Lin Feng.
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man and Prince Xian of the Right, both of who were guests on Mount Yujing, too appeared before Lin Feng. Lin Feng smiled slightly and said, “The deadline of a month is approaching soon. Let us move.”
He waved his hand and a purple cloud flew towards the void and turned into a path. It opened an endless expanse of space.
Lin Feng made the first move. The Blue Pavilion Holy Man and Prince Xian of the Right looked at each other and smiled. They then followed behind Lin Feng and stepped onto the cloud.
Crossing through space, everyone returned to the Greater World. Xiling City appeared before them as Mount Yujing shifted through space and left the Kunlun Mountains. It re-appeared onto the territory of the Great Qin Empire.
Underneath them was the premier city of the Great Qin Empire, Xiling City.
Everyone’s eyes narrowed into a lit as they could see numerous multicolored lights coming from all directions congregating onto Xiling City.
The lights were not corporeal but rather, they all took distinct and colorful shapes. They were the shadows formed from the many different spiritual energies.
Upon closer examination, one can see that they formed the shadow of a dragon. The tail of the dragon spread into the vast territories of the Great Qin Empire while its head was concentrated in Xiling City. This dragon represented the rule and sovereignty of the Great Qin Empire.
The three Demonic Lords began to take their original forms. Everyone hence mounted the backs of the three demons as they headed down. As they descended, they slowed down to show that they came in peace.
Xiling City reacted immediately too. The void split open and three people stepped out from it. They were acquaintances.
The first one was Prince Anliang, Shi Zongyue while the other two were Flying Snow Swordmaster and the Vivant Joy Holy Man.
When the three of them saw Lin Feng, they clasped their hands together to welcome him, “Welcome Master of the Celestial Sect to Xiling City.”
This was the first time Lin Feng had stepped foot into Xiling City. Every single person of the Great Qin Empire viewed it as an important event and hence, they got three Immortal Soul stage cultivators to welcome him.
Lin Feng smiled slightly and said, “You are too kind.”
Prince Anliang, Shi Zongyue, then greeted the Blue Pavilion Holy Man, Prince Xian of the Right and the Virtuous Zen MAster. Finally, his gaze fell upon Shi Tianhao, who was by Lin Feng’s side.
At this moment, Shi Tianhao was around 13 years old. However, his mastery was extremely refined. With his late-Aurous Core stage mastery, his entire body brimmed with a powerful mana. His eyes were bright and a light danced in his pupils.
Upon seeing him, Shi Zongyue nodded to himself. Then, his gaze swept Xiao Yan and Wang Lin.
Xiao Yan was able to defeat every single cultivator of the Yu Family except the family head Yu Xintao. His hegemonic powers were unrivaled and his body was imbued with the four primordial fires. His Heaven Fire Lotus, which was composed of three fires, made Shi Zongyue look twice.
While Xiao Yan’s Three Fire Heaven Fire Lotus did not scare him, but with every single improvement Xiao Yan, his Heaven Fire Lotus’ destructive powers would increase.
Furthermore, if it became a Four Fire Heaven Fire Lotus, then it would be even more terrifying.
Wang Lin appeared ordinary and normal but Shi Zongyue, the Flying Snow Swordmaster and the Vivant Joy Holy Man did not underestimate him. He was able to severely injure Shi Tianyi with his late-Aurous Core stage mastery. While he was temporarily injured, he permanently crippled Shi Tianyi by destroying his left eye. It was akin to the end of the myth of the cultivator with polycoria.
Furthermore, Wang Lin was now in the Nascent Soul stage. The power that emitted from his body was even more terrifying.
“Master Lin, His Majesty ordered a banquet in your honor. He wished to meet you, the Blue Pavilion Holy Man and Prince Xian of the Right.” Shi Zongyue looked at the Virtuous Zen Master and said, “If you are free, Zen Master, kindly come with us too. We’ll instruct the kitchen to prepare vegetarian dishes.”
The Virtuous Zen Master smiled and said, “Help me thank the Qin Emperor for his kindness. I shall not be going as I wish to do some work quietly.”
Shi Zongyue did not force him but instead, nodded his head in agreement. The others followed him into Xiling City.
When they came before the Imperial City, Lin Feng looked at his disciples and said, smiling, “Tianhao can follow me inside. The rest of you are allowed to move freely. Xiling City is the premier city of the Divine Lands, so behave yourselves.”
Xiao Yan smiled and said, “We will take care of ourselves. Don’t worry, master.”
Lin Feng nodded his head and brought Shi Tianhao into the Imperial City. Xiao Yan and the rest looked at each other and then said with a smile, “Entertain yourselves, everyone. Keep in contact and help each other out.”
The Great Qin Empire cultivators who were responsible for receiving them paused for a while before reminding them, “The Great Void Sect’s disciples reached Xiling City too.”
Xiao Yan arched his eyebrows as an odd expression crossed his face. “Oh, that’s good.”
Wang Lin’s face was neutral and expressionless.
The Great Qin Empire cultivators, seeing this scene, quickly swallowed their words back.
Lin Feng and company stepped into the Imperial City. Soon, the news that Lin Feng had brought Shi Tianhao into the Great Qin Imperial City spread. Everyone knew that the battle of the two Shis was coming.
There was a garden in within Xiling City and in the garden, a spell formation was cast over it. While it did not appear too big, it had its own dimension within it.
In it sat a middle-aged man. He was not tall and he wore a silk hat. Clad in a white robe and covered by an overcoat made out of white fur, he resembled a scholar.
His stared towards the direction of the Great Qin Imperial City and sighed. With that sigh, the tiny world burned and froze at the same time as if fire and ice co-existed here.
The middle-aged man was the current master of the Heaven Lake Sect, the Icy Fire Holy Man Cao Wei.
Cao Wei retracted his gaze and flipped his palm. A few bolts of light appeared. One of them was the brightest. It was, however, a three-foot crucible. On the crucible, one could see the engravings of the mountains and rivers. It was as if an entire landscape of hundreds of mountains and rivers was carved onto it.
Around the three-foot crucible, seven other smaller crucibles danced around it in a circle.
Cao Wei’s gaze flickered and he said, “I just need two more, and it will be complete.”
In the space before him, two giant holes appeared. One of the emitted a red glow and was unimaginably hot while the other gave off a white light and was freezing cold.
From the hole with the red light came a voice, “The battle between the two younglings will bring in the Great Void Sect. That’s very good news.”
“Uncle Fire is right,” said Cao Wei. “For a disciple, Lin Feng was willing to cross swords with the Great Void Sect. That is extremely foolish of him. Perhaps his path had been too smooth, especially after he made the Mount Shu Sword Sect lose face during the Heavenly Cart Peak Sword Conference. He appears to have forgotten his limits.”
“He has never wondered how did the Great Void Sect establish itself as the premier sect of the Divine Lands. This title was not given to the Great Void Sect by themselves, but rather, something that is universally recognized. The Great Void Sect can rule the entire cultivation world if they wish to do so.”
“No matter how powerful Mount Shu is, they pale in comparison against the Great Void Sect. The Great Void Sect only needed to reveal one magic treasure and the Great Thunderclap Temple became everyone’s common target. While it too was a Holy Land, it was ultimately destroyed. Had the Great Void Sect not express their views, the Great Thunderclap Temple may not have been destroyed.”
From the hole with the light came a deeper voice, “Those who advocated accepting the cultivator with polycoria and who are now throwing their support behind him should be Kuang Heng and the Xuan Lin Holy Man. This cannot be the intention of the entire Great Void Sect.”
From the red light hole, Elder Fire snorted, “The Great Void Sect normally refuses to take an interest in the affairs of the Divine Lands. The bulk of their energy is focused on the Barren Expanses. If that’s not the case, half the world would have been ruled by them.”
“However, the Great Void Sect is ultimately one entity. The Six Paths of the Samsara Sect can argue with each other for ten thousand years but if they were to actually meet an external foe, they would surely ally together. Yan Nanlai will never abandon Kuang Heng and company to their own devices.”
Elder Fire snorted in laughter, “Furthermore, how is the faction comprising Kuang Heng weak? If they were to split from the Great Void Sect, they would be Holy Ground by themselves.”
Cao Wei said, “This is an excellent chance. Mount Shu Sword Sect may act too. They will surely want to avenge the events of the Heavenly Cart Peak Sword Conference.”
“However, we don’t know what does the Great Qin Empire think about all these. There are too many unknown factors. However, the messier the situation, the better it is for us.”
He lifted his head and sighed, “Uncles, I have a feeling that this may be our last chance.”
“If the Celestial Sect of Wonder wins, then our chance of taking the Green Bronze Crucible of Emptiness will be even smaller. If they are defeated, then the item will fall into the hands of the Great Void Sect. Taking it will be even harder.”
From the hole with the white light came the deep voice of Elder Ice, “Because of this, the two of us have decided to step out.”
Elder Fire said, “Cao Wei, do what you deem necessary. When it’s time, we will help you.”
Cao Wei nodded his head, “I understand.”
His gaze fell onto the Imperial City once again. “The time is coming.”
At the same time, Lin Feng, guided by Prince Anliang Shi Zongyue, made his way through the Imperial City. Halfway, he stopped and he arched his eyebrows slightly. He looked towards a certain direction and his face creased into a weird smile.
After shooting a gaze in that direction, he turned his head back and followed Shi Zongyue into the main pavilion of the Imperial City.
In the pavilion, the Qin Emperor Shi Yu sat on the dragon throne. Upon seeing Lin Feng, he nodded his head to greet him, “Master Lin, how have you been?”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Long time no see.” His gaze then fell upon a middle-aged scholarly-looking man who sat by the side. It was the Prime Minister of the Great Qin Empire, Wu Qingrou.
Looking at Lin Feng, Wu Qingrou stood up and clasped his hands together in greeting, “Greetings, Master Lin. I have heard your honorable name for quite some while now.”
“And yours too,” replied Lin Feng as he looked at Wu Qingrou. His gaze flashed, “As they say, nothing can beat the real thing.”
Wu Qingrou smiled and said, “You are too kind, Master Lin.”
While this was going, the Qin Emperor Shi Yu, after greeting Lin Feng, cast his gaze towards Shi Tianhao.