Chapter 577: Even If I Go Easy, You Will Still Be Thrashed
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“The almost mature Dragon Tendon Grass and the Shuhuan Fruit, along with other spiritual herbs and medicines, have not been eaten.”
“The Mixed-Blood Water Dragons have not been poached.”
“The Draconic Blood Spiritual Fountain has not been destroyed or looted.”
Shi Zongyue and Shi Xingyun swept the surroundings with their eyes and realized that nothing was amiss. The two of them were shocked and could not believe it.
Xiao Yan and the other disciples rubbed their eyes and said, “Did the sun really rise from the West?”
Zhu Yi smiled and said, “As Little Junior grows up, he will not create trouble like what he used to do in the past.”
Yang Qing too said, “Today is his big day, I don’t think he has the energy to care about other things.”
“Impossible!” Tun Tun cried. “I made a bet with him! If he did not wreck havoc, I would fast!”
Xiao Yan’s mouth twitched as he said, “The mountains and rivers may change but not one’s personality. You, fast? Whoever that believe you are a fool. Then again, I doubt that Little Junior had been this obedient. I bet something is amiss, just that we haven’t discovered it.”
With that, Shi Chongyun sighed and said, “The Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land is filled with enchantments. Even if he wishes to wreck havoc, he…”
Here, Shi Chongyun’s voice trailed off. It appeared as if he just thought of something.
At the same time, Shi Zongyue’s face changed drastically. Shi Xingyun too appeared jolted. “Could it be that…”
Shi Zongyue did not even inform Lin Feng before he dashed off. Lin Feng and the rest followed tightly behind him. Quickly, a giant structure appeared before them.
Lin Feng cast his gaze over and realized that the structure looked odd. It was like an hourglass.
It appeared to have been made out of jagged, bare rocks. Its bottom was humongous and its mid-portion was slim. It stretched into the red sky like the canopy of a tree. However, it was not leafy but rocky instead.
At the top of the structure, five-colored dragon auras connected directly to the heavens while spreading in all four directions.
Between the structure, one could see thick, white bones. Around the white bones, Mighty Auspicious Clouds swirled around them. They were indeed Bones of the True Dragon.
The part where the structure caved downwards was like a basin at the bottom of a canyon. In its center, one could see mountains and lakes dotting a very wide expanse.
The structure was enormous. It was bigger than any ordinary mountain.
At the top part of the basin, there were many empty seats. These seats were large but narrow. While it was only a few meters wide, it was hundreds of meters long.
There were also many square and circular holes dotting the surroundings of the basin.
Also, there were many giant stone pillars extending into the heavens.
Regardless whether it’s the empty space or the stone pillars, they were all evidently ancient. One could the marks left by the many dragon scales.
“Is this the Dragon Battle Arena?” Xiao Yan muttered to himself. “The center of the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Arena where the Immemorial Celestial Dragon rested and fought.”
He looked at the ground and the stone pillars. “These are the seats the dragons left for themselves. Did they lie on the ground or did they curled themselves around the stone pillars?”
Shi Xingyun replied, “Exactly, the ancestors of Great Qin wished to preserve the original appearance of the Dragon Battle Arena. Hence, everything was exactly the way the dragons left it.”
She seemed listless for a while but then, she steadied herself and continued, “However, in the Dragon Battle Arena, the Great Qin Empire cast many enchantments and spell formations. Some of them deal with the flow of spiritual energy in the area and make it easier for humans to cultivate. The others have protective purposes…”
As she talked, they heard an angry grunt from Shi Zongyue, who appeared incapable of words.
Shi Xingyun sensed quietly for a while and fell silent too. Shi Chongyun gazed fiercely at Xiao Yan and the rest and said, “Look what he did!”
Xiao Yan and the rest were clueless but Lin Feng knew in his heart. He sighed.
The spell formations the Great Qin Empire cast over the Dragon Battle Arena were completely messed up. The spell formations were probably cast with the help of many Treasure Bones of the True Dragon which helped to concentrate the spiritual energy in the place.
However, these Treasure Bones of the True Dragon were all removed.
Without using one’s brain, one knew who did it.
Shi Tianhao was permitted entry into the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land and the Dragon Battle Arena by the Qin Emperor, Shi Yu. With Shi Yu’s permission, the spell formations would not target Shi Tianhao.
This was the equivalent of inviting a thief into one’s home.
A ray of light flew out from the Dragon Battle Arena and stopped before everyone. It was the Vivant Joy Holy Man. He grimaced at Lin Feng, Shi Zongyue, the Flying Snow Swordmaster and the Virtuous Zen Master before greeting them.
Shi Zongyue was like a volcano that was about to erupt. “The little b*stard dug up the dragon bones?”
The Vivant Joy Holy Man sighed and he opened his palms. In his palm, one could see a few small crystals the size of tiny grains of rice. From these crystals, one could feel a powerful dragon aura and mana. These were the dragon bones used to cast the formation.
“He did not take them and he returned them to us. However, the formation can no longer be cast. The flow of the spiritual energy of the Dragon Battle Aura changed completely,” said the Vivant Joy Holy Man. “I’ve reported this matter to His Majesty. His Majesty’s order is to let him do as he please.”
Shi Zongyue was both angry and amused. “Eh, with three days of effort he completely undermined Shi Tianyi’s training for a year.”
Shi Tianyi spent a year in his youth in the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land. Regardless whether it’s the Dragon Battle Arena or the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land, he was extremely familiar with both.
However, now that the Dragon Battle Arena had changed completely, it was unfamiliar to both Shi Tianyi and Shi Tianhao. It became a neutral battleground offering neither side an advantage.
The Vivant Joy Holy Man shook his head, “I’m afraid not.”
Shi Zongyue was shocked. He felt the aura in the Dragon Battle Arena and an odd expression crossed his face. “What a lad!”
Shi Chongyun and Shi Xingyun did not possess enough mastery and both of them were far away from the Dragon Battle Arena. They were unfamiliar with its spiritual energy. The Vivant Joy Holy Man looked at them, sighed and said, “After Shi Tianhao changed the configurations of the Dragon Battle Arena, it became more advantageous for cultivators of the soul rather than cultivators who focus on martial prowess.”
Shi Chongyun and Shi Xingyun were both shocked.
Everyone knew that as Shi Tianyi was born with polycoria, his soul was superior to normal mortals’. After cultivating the soul mantras of the Great Void Sect, the power of his soul became exceedingly strong. Very few cultivators could compare to him.
Similar to Wang Lin, very few cultivators focused on soul cultivation. Even Lin Feng would admit that only Wang Lin and Zhu Yi could match Shi Tianyi in a battle of their souls.
The former almost died and existed as a soul in the Void Battleground for decades before he was finally able to purify his soul with the River Styx Primordial Water.
The latter cultivated his Qi for many years and combined his literary talents with his mana. His ignited his intellectual mind to cleanse his body and heart. His soul transcended and he became superior to the scholars of the past. In the end, he obtained an extremely powerful soul due to his hard work.
On the other hand, Shi Tianhao was the strongest physical martial artist under Lin Feng.
Originally, he was like a spawn of an Immemorial beast and already blessed with superior physique. After he was further nourished by the spiritual energy of wind and thunder, the Grand Moon Primordial Water, the Fleece of the Grand Sage, the True Kun Peng Blood and other treasures, his physical body became even stronger. His current physical body’s strength was unprecedented.
However, he turned the battleground into something that’s advantageous for Shi Tianyi.
There were two possibilities. Either he was an idiot, or he was supremely confident in himself.
“Could someone who forms his Aurous Core at 13 be an idiot?” Shi Xingyun and Shi Chongyun looked at each other and shook their heads.
After Xiao Yan and the rest recovered from their shock, they began guffawing in delight.
Even If I go easy, you will still be thrashed.
Lin Feng shook his head and laughed, “Stupid boy.” While he said that, he approved of his action. In a practical battle, one must maximize one’s own chance of success and weaken the enemy. That included using geography to one’s advantage.
The battle of the two Shis, however, was a battle of destiny. Here, one’s mental state and form were more important than mere advantages.
In the three days in the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land, Shi Tianhao accumulated the most amount of spiritual energy he had ever accumulated. All he was waiting for was to unleash them on Shi Tianyi.
“Let’s go,” Lin Feng said as he waved his sleeve. The group of them landed in the Dragon Battle Arena.
In the Dragon Battle Arena, there were already some people there. Upon seeing Lin Feng, they all nodded at him in greeting.
Lin Feng returned the greeting as he sat cross-legged in mid-air, carefree.
Xuan Li followed tightly behind him. Under Lin Feng’s command, she too sat cross-legged by his side. However, she did not put the scabbard down as she continued to carry it. It was rather eye-catching.
Everyone got used to Xuan Li’s presence in the three days. Xiao Yan, the other immediate disciples, and the Virtuous Zen Master followed Lin Feng as they sat down too.
The others sat in a row behind them as they waited for the battle to start.
The group of second-generation disciples brimmed with curiosity as they looked at the space before them and the canyon underneath them.
All of them had some level of Qi mastery and their senses were enhanced. However, after searching for a long while, they were unable to find the trace of a single person.
“Odd, where’s Little Uncle?” Some of them asked curiously.
Xu Yunsheng said quietly, “I don’t know. Let’s talk less and wait patiently.”
Shi Zongyue and the rest looked at the Vivant Joy Holy Man who shook his head. “After dismantling the dragon bones, he left the Dragon Battle Arena. On the orders of the Emperor, I did not bother to search for him.”
Everyone was silent. As time passed, more and more spectators arrived at the Dragon Battle Arena. Soon, almost everyone was there.
From afar, white clouds began to form as some human outlines could be seen.
Everyone in the Dragon Battle Arena stared and said, “The Great Void Sect is here!”