Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
in the south of Xiling City, many normal people resided there. Few cultivators could be found.
In a tiny alley, a shadow dashed past. No one could see his true appearance in the dark. The person did not stop as he walked slowly down the small alley. An interesting expression crossed his face. It was if he was admiring the scenery in the small alley and taking in the sights and sound of the mortal world.
However, his gaze flashed ceaselessly. His finger trailed along the wall and after it passed a bunch of bricks it stopped for a while. Then, he left, but he now held a gray crystal in his hand.
The crystal shattered and a faint mana could be felt in the air. A written message entered his brain directly.
“There’s no need to care about other things. They do not require any special action on your part. Neither do they need you to find anything in particular. Do not spread the news and focus on your own cultivation. The most important thing is for you to learn the core teachings of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. If you need any help, just voice out. We’ll satisfy all requests.”
As he chewed on these words, the person’s pace slowed and a bitter smile crossed his face.
Life on Mount Yujing was too relaxed and easy-going. He almost forgot the heavy responsibility he was entrusted with.
“Actually, what’s wrong with just cultivating on the mountain and being a normal disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?” He asked himself in his heart. However, another sighed echoed in the small alley, “My intentions were not pure from the very beginning. Could the Celestial Sect of Wonders really accept me?”
“How can one say that it is easy to leave the control of the Great Zhou Empire? In the end, I have my worldly attachments too…”
This person did now know that as he read the messages conveyed by the gray crystal, a small amount of purple gas, hidden in the depths of his soul, trembled slightly as well. It too received the message of the gray crystal.
From afar, Lin Feng smiled, “Everything is going well. How can everything go this smoothly?”
A few second-generation disciples were brought directly to Xiling City and permitted to move about freely. Lin Feng had the intention of catching the mole when he’s unaware.
Looking at it now, the person controlling the mole was highly-ranked. The person in contact was him was not the spies of the Great Zhou Empire in the Great Qin Empire. Instead, the person appeared to be from the delegation of the Great Zhou Empire.
Hence, it was someone from the core of the Great Zhou Empire’s leadership.
Soon, Lin Feng furrowed his brows. He knew who the Great Zhou Empire was targetting with this move. Yan Mingyue mentioned that the Great Void Sect may be involved in this too.
This person had no master beforehand and hence, one could not see anything wrong with him through the system. However, from observing his daily actions, Lin Feng locked onto him. Yet, he made no move while he was in Xiling City.
“This person is rather careful,” Lin Feng shook his head as he smiled. “It appears that they don’t intend to activate this person so soon. I am afraid that he himself doesn’t know his true purpose here.”
In the center of Xiling City, there was an ordinary residence. In the garden and underneath an old Japanese scholar tree, two people sat facing each other, they sipped on wine and said nothing.
Till the wine was almost empty, one of them suddenly said, “Let’s not talk about the mastery of the Master of the Celestial Sect, we can see from his actions all this while that he is not one to act rashly and without any planning. Senior, do you think that he may see through your trick?”
The person facing him held a wine glass in his hand and swirled in slowly. After drinking the remaining half a glass of wine in one gulp, he replied, “No.”
“Even if the Master of the Celestial Sect searched his soul’s memories, he will find nothing. Our mole himself does not know what is his mission. He doesn’t even know who we are.”
“The mole himself thinks that he is just an ordinary disciple.” He placed his wineglass down and smiled slightly, “The time is not yet ripe so we won’t activate him. Even if we do want to activate him, I will not come into direct contact with him. Instead, I will activate him through his parents.”
The person who spoke first nodded his head and said, “That means that even when the order is given, the mole will think that it comes from his parents. From start to finish, he will not know that he’s working for us?”
The person facing him slowly leaned his body against the Japanese scholar tree. He appeared very casual as he said, “That is the ideal outcome. What we can do is to eliminate any disruptions to our plans.”
His gaze focused on the sky in the distance. There, the Shi Family Mansion stood. After a long while, he muttered to himself, “The Void Yin-Yang Clock and the Formation Bursting Drum are both deployed. The last time they were used together was during the War of the Two Worlds…”
After a night’s rest, Lin Feng brought Shi Tianhao to the Inner Gardens of the Great Qin Empire’s palace in the early morning.
According to the deal, the Qin Emperor Shi Yu would allow Shi Tianhao to enter the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land to familiarize himself with the environment.
After all, Shi Tianyi trained here for almost a year. He was extremely familiar with the surroundings and the flow of the spiritual energy within. The Dragon Battle Arena did not stand alone. It was within a specific area in the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land.
In this area, its geographical features would be highly similar to that of the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land.
Earlier on, Xiao Yan and Tao Yaoyao battled on the summit of Mount Yujing where the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster had designated an area there for battle. Xiao Yan mentioned that the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders would find it easier to absorb the spiritual energy from the top of Mount Yujing. That was true.
Similarly, Shi Tianhao was entering a completely alien environment while Shi Tianyi had trained there for almost a year. Hence, the latter possessed a home ground advantage.
In a battle between powerful cultivators, a small difference may determine the outcome of the battle. While Shi Tianhao was confident in beating Shi Tianyi, he did not mind increasing his won chances to make his victory easier.
While time was limited, he believed that it was highly useful.
In the banquet the night before, the two sides had discussed this matter. Hence, the Qin Emperor Shi Yu opened the gate to the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land as promised to allow Shi Tianhao to enter.
In the next three days, Shi Tianhao would pass his time quietly there as he awaited the day of battle
As he watched Shi Tianhao entered the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land, Lin Feng turned his head to look quietly at Shi Yu and said, “May I inquire about the progress of the preparations?”
Shi Yu stood up from the dragon throne and said in a solemn, deep voice that resounded in the main pavilion of the imperial palace. “Master Lin, please.”
A golden light flashed as the scene before the two of them changed. Lin Feng stood quietly as he allowed Shi Yu to use his mana to send himself to his intended destination.
In the dark void before him, lights of five colors shone dimly. In each light, one can see a True Dragon dancing, brimming with awe.
White, Green, Black, Red and Yellow. In each of the light, there appeared to be a long shadow, blurred and unclear.
This was Lin Feng’s second time seeing this treasure. However, he was still struck by its awe. The unsurmountable, unbreakable supreme aura that seemed capable of suppressing the Multiverse made someone look twice at it in shock.
That was a Destiny-level magic treasure!
Only a Destiny-level magic treasure could possess such power. Even if the magic treasure was not complete, it still awed mortals with its status as a magic treasure that was more powerful than most magic treasures in the world.
For such a treasure, no ordinary Mahayana-stage, Metaplasia-stage or Gestation-stage magic treasure could compare to it.
As the light gradually faded, it became clearer. Only till this day was Lin Feng able to clearly see the true form of the magic treasure.
It was a city wall of an unmeasurable length that stretched for hundreds of kilometers. Its two sides were firmly entrenched in the void and one could not see its end. It resembled a giant dragon and was a sensory overload for many people.
Lin Feng thought about the Great Wall of China he had seen in his previous life. However, the Earth could not compare with the Grand Celestial World in terms of size. The wall before him was at least bigger than a hundred Great Walls.
Such a length was inconceivable by normal humans. Its length could not be simply measured and recorded as there was nothing that could compare to it. Its size was almost abstract.
“Is this the Immortal Dragon City?” Lin Feng’s gaze flashed. The last time he saw it, it was not as real as it looked now. However, Lin Feng had an idea that last time he saw it. He checked through the system and found that this was the most likely candidate.
The Immortal Dragon City was cultivated in the Primordial Age into a Destiny-level magic treasure by the first human emperor, the First Emperor.
In the Primordial Age, the demons ruled the multiverse and it was the darkest period for mankind. Ever since the First Emperor, the humans began to rise and fight against the demons’ dominance.
The Immortal Dragon City was forged from the lofty aspiration of the First Emperor who sought to be indestructible so he could resist the savagery of the demons and protect mankind forever!
However, the First Emperor fell in battle against the demons. Hence, the Immortal Dragon City was unable to be completed. While it was technically a Destiny-level magic treasure, it was incomplete and almost disappeared with the death of the First Emperor.
Ten thousand years ago, the first emperor of the Great Qin Empire unearthed this treasure and with the help of the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land and other fortunate events, he was able to solidify the foundations of the Great Qin Empire.
Ever since the Great Qin Empire was established, it devoted a lot of resources to the Immortal Dragon City with the hope of being able to successfully cultivate it. However, this was a difficult magic treasure to deal with and no one was able to finish cultivating it. In the last battle between humans and demons, it was severely damaged.
After thousands of years of preparation, the Immortal Dragon City was once again restored. As it approached perfection, it lacked only the final touches.
That was the reason why the Qin Emperor Shi Yu needed Lin Feng’s help.
Lin Feng looked calmly at the Immortal Dragon City and did not say anything unnecessary. He lightly tapped the center of his forehead and a black and white seal appeared on his forehead. That was the image of Yin-Yang. The image gave off a clear light and a murderous aura emerged from it.
Upon coming into contact with the aura, the Immortal Dragon City appeared to grunt. The entire, endless wall trembled. Living up to its ‘Immortal’ name, a protective power began to envelop the wall as it fought against the light.
As Lin Feng felt the aura of the Immortal Dragon City, the Yin-Yang image on Lin Feng’s head shone even brighter and more violently. It was as if an apocalyptic beast had woken and was giving an earth-shattering roar.