Chapter 564: Somebody Wants to Undermine You
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The handsome young man stared at the spell formation on the lake for a while before smiling and said, “Let me do it.”
“Okay,” The white-clad young woman was extremely pretty and her voice was unbelievably soothing and calm. Warm and polite, she emitted a warm, feminine air.
The young man said quietly, “I am Ding Runfeng of the Great Void Sect, please.”
Using a single hand, he cast a spell. Tiny dots of light appeared on his palm.
The dots of light were smaller than a firefly. Individually, they were grains of rice spinning in mid-air. It twisted through the air mystically and then congregated together.
While the light was extremely small, it gave off a supreme aura of righteousness and size. It brimmed with strong, positive energy that made everyone’s hearts tremble.
Weird expressions crossed the three Path of Hell cultivators who faced them. They appeared to have suddenly thought of something as a look of disbelief smeared itself across their face.
The three of them focused their gaze on Ding Runfeng as if hoping that their predictions were wrong.
However, the heavens did not grant them their wishes. As more and more grain-like light spots congregated, they gradually formed a ball on Ding Runfeng’s palm. From within, one could feel a powerful, destructive energy.
“This is the Great Void Sect’s Pure Yang Mystic Heart Thunder… Do you cultivate the Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra?”
The disciple of the Path of Hell wore solemn expressions on their faces. His words made the crowd burst out in chatter.
The Great Void Sect’s Essentials of the Great Void Tao was universally recognized as the supreme mantra of the Divine Lands, particularly its two mantras of ‘Great’ and ‘Void’. Both the Mantra of the Great Oblivion and the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void were extremely formidable. Their fame shook the entire Grand Celestial World.
However, in reality, other than the two mantras of ‘Great’ and ‘Void’, the Essentials of the Great Void Tao also recorded many other powerful mantras. The Dragon Morphing Mantra and the Exploration of the Great Void Thinking were both powerful mantras. Cultivators would kill for any one of them.
Amongst these mantras, there was one extremely special one called the Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra which was not as well-known. Few cultivators practiced it and very few people were able to properly master it.
However, this mantra was extremely well-known in the Divine Lands. Its basic requirements were extremely high and the Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra, like its name suggested, required its cultivator to be an entity brimming with Yang energy. In doing so, he would be able to fully complement this mantra and maximize his potential.
At the same time, any Pure Yang entity that cultivated this mantra can reduce the work required by half and reap double the rewards. Without any major incidents, he could reap massive achievements.
Because of that, hardly any cultivators in the Great Void Sect chose to cultivate the Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra. However, once someone decided to cultivate it, it meant one thing.
This person was naturally imbued with positive Yang energy and could be said to be one of those legendary pure Yang beings.
The Pure Yang Mystic Heart Thunder was one of the powerful moves derived from the Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra. It could be ranked first.
A person who was not a pure Yang being would struggle to cultivate the Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra. Even if he tried, he wouldn’t be able to use the Pure Yang Mystic Heart Thunder.
The on-lookers stared at the golden ball in Ding Runfeng’s hand. Their faces were all extremely serious as they said, “A pure Yang being…”
A pure Yin Being or a pure Yang being was something extremely rare and unheard of. They were extremely scarce in number and should they cultivate the correct spells, they could achieve double the results with half the effort.
In the entire Grand Celestial World, very few people, based on innate ability, could beat them.
The Pure Yang Righteous Heart Mantra was most suitable for Pure Yang beings
Combining these two factors, it was inevitable that some people looked with awe and respect at Ding Runfeng.
Some people can tell that Ding Runfeng, with his youthful appearance, was actually rather young. For someone so young to achieve the mastery of a mid-Aurous Core stage, coupled with his status as a pure Yang being, was extremely rare and shocking as he had both insane potential and a very bright future.
Some cultivators on-site sighed and said, “Everyone says that the Master of the Celestial Sect has many prodigious disciples, but no one can forget that the Great Void Sect is still the sect with the largest amount of talents.”
“Let’s not talk about the All-Under-Heavens Striders, who are already extremely powerful in their own right. The cultivator with polycoria and Ding Runfeng before us can be considered to be genii amongst genii and prodigies amongst prodigies.”
Ding Runfeng calmly looked at the lake next to him. He tapped lightly with his finger and from the golden ball of light, a bolt of lightning came sizzling out.
As the light flashed, there was a shattering sound on the lake as the heaven-engulfing floodwater disappeared.
The three Path of Hell disciples both wore heavy expressions on their faces.
As members of the Samsara Sect, they were not young when they reached the Aurous Core stage. They were extremely proud and when they heard people sing praises the disciples of the Great Void Sect, they rebutted these praises by recounting how Lin Feng had defeated both the Yu Family and the Xuan Lin Holy Man.
Who knew that Ding Runfeng and partner would be passing by them at that point? Hearing that, Ding Runfeng did not get angry but instead, calmly suggested a duel. The three of them were slightly apprehensive, but seeing as how they were all late-Aurous Core stage cultivators, they accepted.
However, upon seeing Ding Runfeng’s Pure Yang Mystic Heart Thunder, the three of them knew that they would be unable to beat Ding Runfeng even if he was only a mid-Aurous Core stage cultivator.
At that moment, the three of them were placed in an extremely awkward position. Just as they were unsure what to do, a black-robed young man stepped out through the void.
“A Nascent Soul stage cultivator?” The crowd began to mutter. Looking at the dressing of the middle-aged man, coupled with the unadulterated mana emitting from his body, everyone recognized that he was a Grandmaster of the Path of Hell of the Samsara Sect.
The middle-aged man in black robes looked at his disciples, whom promptly lowered their heads and backed off.
Ding Runfeng’s handsome face broke into a smile as he clasped his hands together in salutation, “Should senior wish to continue battling, I will be more than happy to oblige.”
This statement made the crowd go wild. No one would have thought that a mid-Aurous Core stage cultivator would take the initiative to challenge a Nascent Soul stage cultivator so fearlessly.
Everyone knew that the disciples of the Great Void Sect were elites and the most powerful of the pros. However, they were normally reserved and while Ding Runfeng was polite, one could sense the arrogance in his tone.
“Wait a minute, could it be that…” The crowd began to mutter as Luo Qingwu and Jun Zining looked at each other. “Could it be a challenge against the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
The Celestial Sect of Wonders, recently, had been too prominent with all its powerful disciples. Hence, the Great Void Sect appeared eclipsed.
Earlier on, the younger generation of disciples of the Great Void Sect, such as Shi Tianyi, was able to trump Shi Tianhao and friends because of the undeniable fame and prestige of the Great Void Sect. However, ever since Shi Tianyi was partially blinded by Wang Lin in the Void Battleground, their name had gone down.
Until this day, when one mentioned about prodigious talents, everyone would think of Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and company from the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The black-robed middle-aged man stared coldly at Ding Runfeng. Ding Runfeng’s gaze was calm but he smiled quietly and returned his gaze.
“Hmph!” The black-robed middle-aged man said nothing as he flicked a single finger. Immediately, a powerful spell formation appeared and enveloped Ding Runfeng within it.
While his opponent was an official disciple of the Great Void Sect, he would not allow an Aurous Core-stage disciple to humiliate him. He would not kill him but he must teach him a lesson.
The black-robed middle-aged man’s spell was different from that of the other Aurous Core-stage Path of Hell disciples. The spell had a large radius and if not for his control, it could probably envelop half of Xiling City.
Of course, that would trigger the protective enchantments over Xiling City. If that happened, then it would be catastrophic for him.
Ding Runfeng stared calmly at the black-robed middle-aged man. He did not feel that his words had offended him in any way whatsoever.
In his opinion, everything he said was normal.
The Pure Yang Mystic Heart Thunder floated on his palm. This time, he did not try to further stimulate it. Instead, he just chucked the golden ball away.
This scene shocked all the on-lookers. The Pure Yang Mystic Heart Thunder was the perfect tool to break formations.
“I have long heard that the Path of Hell of the Samsara Sect is famous in the Divine Lands for its formation. Today, I wish to seek some guidance from senior here over spell formations,” said Ding Runfeng calmly. He clapped his palms together and tapped lightly. Immediately, thousands of golden light shot through the air.
The many rays of golden light crisscrossed in the air and formed a web that resembled a chessboard.
The golden web crashed with the black-robed man’s formation. Instantly, it froze and as the light in the web changed its appearance and sliced through the formation.
The black-robed man appeared shocked as he realized that while he possessed an advantage in terms of power, the advantage was much less compared to if he had battled an ordinary Aurous Core stage disciple.
Furthermore, his opponent’s mana was extremely pure and refined. It was supremely Yang and upright and of an extremely high quality. His own mana, however, still had room for improvement.
What made the black-robed man even more surprised was that Ding Runfeng’s formation was extremely well-thought out and executed. Even he could not beat it easily.
The black-robed man’s interest was piqued. He stopped trying to overwhelm his opponent based on mana alone as he battled Ding Runfeng with only the change in his formation.
The sides battled each other with different spell formations non-stop. While the many changes did not appear very intense, they all brimmed with killing intent. A misstep could possibly lead to utter defeat.
The more the black-robed man battled, the more shocked he was because he realized that his opponent’s spell formation became more and more powerful the longer they battled. The initial advantage he possessed over his opponent gradually reduced till they were almost equal.
This showed that spell formations weren’t Ding Runfeng’s forté.
However, he was confident of challenging a Nascent Soul stage grandmaster of the Samsara Sect in a battle of spell formations.
At this point, Ding Runfeng’s gaze looked to one side as his eyes gleamed. “I could feel the presence of a pure Yin being.”
The black-robed middle-aged man’s heart chilled as everyone on-site was shocked. No one thought that Ding Runfeng could concern himself with other things while he was battling with a Nascent Soul stage cultivator.
The black-robed middle-aged man thought, “Looking at it now, if the two of us go all out, victory is not guaranteed.”
Ding Runfeng’s gaze swept the crowd and quickly, it fell upon Luo Qingwu. He observed her for a while and a happy expression crossed his face, “You are actually a pure Yin being.”
On the other side, his compatriot, the white-robed girl, too looked at Luo Qingwu. After observing her for a while, she smiled and moved swiftly before the little lolita.
The white-robed girl said softly, “I’m called Bai Xiqian, what’s your name?”
“Are you part of any sect?”
Everyone’s gaze fell upon the little lolita. Bai Xiqian’s words expressed a clear intention.
The Great Void Sect had its eyes on this ten-years old girl!
Drawing the link to Ding Runfeng’s earlier statement, the crowd gasped collectively, “Other than the pure Yang being Ding Runfeng, does the Great Void Sect wish to take in a pure Yin being as its disciple too?”