Chapter 579: The Dragon Rock Gate Appears, A Battle Till the End
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Amongst all of Lin Feng’s disciples, Wang Lin was the only one who could truly piss Shi Tianyi off.
Just by looking at Wang Lin’s expressionless face, Shi Tianyi could feel his left eye throbbing in pain.
Amongst the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, many felt odd that Wang Lin stepped up.
Especially the bunch of second-generation disciples, which included Wang Lin’s own disciple Li Xingfei. All of them were shocked that the usually uncaring Wang Lin would take the initiative this time.
However, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing looked at each other and smiled.
Looking at Shi Tianyi’s uninjured, right eye, Xiao Yan laughed softly. He stood out and a mighty ‘boom’ came from his back. His wings, made from the four primordial fires, burned fiercely as a powerful, all-destroying aura began to spread.
By his side, Zhu Yi stood up quietly too. A clear light shone from his head and in the light, one could see an article floating in the void. In the background, one could hear the scholars reciting. It was as if a thousand saints were reciting poetry as they sought to illuminate the world with their literary talent.
In the Dragon Battle Arena, everyone became speechless upon looking at Wang Lin and them.
Xiao Yan, the main disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, first revealed his powers during the battle of Shazhou City. Afterwards, on Xingyun Peak, he earned his fame after battling Shi Chongyun, the Nascent Soul stage Crown Prince of the Great Qin Empire.
He became famous before Wang Lin but afterward, he went downhill. Ever since the battle of Xinyun Peak, not much news came from him. He was almost forgotten by everyone in the world and his many juniors stole his spotlight.
However, just a month ago, Xiao Yan was reborn. Like a fire god descending onto the mortal realm, he destroyed the Yu Family and killed dozens of Nascent Soul stage Yu Family elders alone. His Heaven Fire Lotus incinerated three late-Nascent Soul stage cultivators and immediately, he became the most eye-catching disciple of Lin Feng.
Even though his juniors formed their nascent souls before him, it had no impact on his glory.
Zhu Yi, who was next to him, was dazzling in his own right as well. He may not appear extraordinary, but he was the pillar amongst all of Lin Feng’s disciples, never disappointing anyone.
His literary air triggered the acclaim of the saints and he earned the allegiance of a Metaplasia stage magic treasure when he was in the late-Aurous Core stage. No one had accomplished anything like this.
Looking at them, many people thought, “Is everyone in the Celestial Sect of Wonders a monster…”
Compared to Xiao Yan and friends, the Great Void Sect, long known as where genii gathered, appeared insignificant.
Especially when they saw Yue Hongyan standing by Xiao Yan’s side. The Great Void Sect appeared even more inferior.
In the three days, everyone in Xiling City knew about the battle between the early-Aurous Core stage Yue Hongyan and the late-Aurous Core stage Bai Xiqian, an immediate disciple of the Great Void Sect. In a fair fight, Bai Xiqian was thrashed.
“Does my good brother only know how to hide behind people?” Shi Tianyi looked at Wang Lin and the rest. His expression did not change as a heavy air enveloped him. White light glowed on his body and an aggressive spirit filled him. The white light shot into the red skies above.
At this moment, thunderclouds covered the skies in the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land. Five-colored lights shone out from the thunderclouds and a golden dragon descended on the northernmost patch of land in the Dragon Battle Arena.
As the dragon descended, one could see the outline of the Qin Emperor Shi Yu. A group of people followed him, led by a middle-aged scholarly-looking man. He appeared to possess no sign of cultivation but no one dared to underestimate him. He was Wu Qingrou, the Prime Minister of the Great Qin Empire.
Shi Yu’s gaze swept through the Dragon Battle Arena as he said, “Are the participants here?”
Shi Tianyi said, “No.”
Shi Yu looked at Lin Feng, who returned the gaze calmly. In the next instant, both of their eyes flashed.
In the Dragon Battle Arena, Kuang Heng and the Xuan Lin Holy Man both appeared slightly startled. Then, the Elegant Clouds Holy Woman, Shi Zongyue, the Celestial Sword Elder, the Flying Snow Swordmaster and company too turned their gaze to the southern side of the Dragon Battle Arena.
More and more people turned their gazes there. Shi Tianyi, Xiao Yan, Wang Lin, Zhu Yi and the rest too looked in that direction.
While they were separated by a large distance and buffetted by strong winds, everyone could hear heavy footsteps gradually approaching.
For cultivators below the Immortal Soul stage, the footsteps appeared to step on their very hearts.
In the next moment, the footsteps stopped and a great ‘boom’ could be heard. It appeared as if something heavy had smashed onto the ground. In the next instant, they saw someone jumping into the sky and somersaulting in mid-air before landing in the Dragon Battle Arena.
When everyone saw who it was, they were all shocked.
They saw a huge figure cloaked in golden light. It was a like a humanoid Primordial Age beast. Violence permeated every inch of the Dragon Battle Arena.
He landed in the south of the Dragon Battle Arena and with each step he took to its center, his footsteps sounded like thunder.
With each step he took, the golden light on his body gradually disappeared and his body shrank in size. Finally, the golden light completely disappeared and his body was no taller than 3 meters.
At this point, the person’s body became enveloped with greenish-purple lightning and howling gales. Lightning sizzled around his body terrifyingly. He was like a horrifying demon.
However, the golden light just now, the lightning and gale disappeared from his body and his tall stature was revealed.
While he was only around 13 years old, his body was tall and straight. His physique was perfect as if the heavens had made him personally.
His white-jade skin was flawless and glowed. While it appeared harmless and beautiful like porcelain, everyone present could feel the unbelievably horrifying power concealed within his body.
His jet-black hair came down to his shoulders and his eyes were bright. His eyeballs spun and a smile crossed the youth’s face. As he talked, he waved to people in the arena and even blowing kisses here and there.
Everyone there almost fell over themselves in shock. They were all stunned speechless. Everyone thought that this b*stard was late because he was too worried or scared. It appeared not.
He appeared to walk slowly but steadily. When he reached the plains of the basin, he stopped and faced the Celestial Sect of Wonders seated in the east and bowed, “Master, I’m here.”
He was Lin Feng’s most junior disciple and the protagonist of today’s battle, Shi Tianhao.
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Go ahead.”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head and turned to look at Shi Tianyi before him. The smile disappeared as he said, “Sorry to have kept you waiting, my brother.”
“I need your help to open the Dragon Rock Gate. I’m willing to wait,” said Shi Tianyi quietly.
Shi Tianhao’s bright eyes blinked as he replied, “Right, I almost forgot. Destroying you is secondary, the main purpose here today is to open the gate.”
He turned his head around to look as he asked, “Where is it?”
He looked to the north and noticed the Qin Emperor, Shi Yu, smiling. He looked up into the sky and his gaze appeared to have solidified.
In the next instant, the red skies above everyone’s head made a terrifyingly loud bellow. The space appeared to have been twisted as it turned into a giant whirlpool that appeared to stretch for hundreds of kilometers.
Lin Feng too raised his head to look at the sky. He noticed that in the dark-red whirlpool, one could hear the roars of dragons. Initially, it was rather soft. Then, it became louder and louder.
A milky-jade colored door appeared slowly from the whirlpool. It was 30 meters high and the door was tightly shut. There were engravings of dragons all over the door.
The eyes of these dragons lit up together and gave off a golden light. They appeared to have come to life. The roars of dragons came from them.
As the white-jade door descended, a rain of light poured from the skies. They resembled falling flower petals, turning the red skies into a dazzling gold.
“Is this the Dragon Rock Gate?” Everyone looked at the white jade door. Shi Yu opened his mouth and said slowly, “The Shi Family of the Great Qin Empire inherited the blood of the dragons. It is our honor to have the two of you here.”
“In the Dragon Battle Arena, both of you can show off your powers and skills and determine the victor. If the intensity of your battle passed the restriction of the Dragon Rock Gate, then you may open the gate and enter it for a single day and take the treasures within.”
Shi Yu’s gaze then swept over Lin Feng and Kuang Heng. Both of them nodded as Shi Yu continued, “Now, you may begin.”
Just as he said, one could see in the basin’s plains two humanoid shadows flashing. It was like witnessing the collision of two comets as both combatants rushed towards each other.
Clashes resounded from the Dragon Battle Arena and the gale in the Arena was slowly ripped apart.
In the first instant, the Mighty Auspicious Clouds of the dragons appeared as they tried to contain the shockwaves from these clashes to within the Dragon Battle Arena.
In an instant, the two combatants clashed almost dozens of times. With each clash, it appeared to be a clash between two celestial bodies, striking awe and fear in everyone’s heart.
Even the Immortal Soul stage elder looked at the battle intensely.
“This battle will enter history,” said the Starry Swordmaster slowly. The Sun Radiance Swordmaster by his side nodded his head in agreement.
Given the age of the two Shis, it was astounding that they possessed such mastery, power, and skills.
The Immortal Soul stage elders thought back to their late-Aurous Core and early-Nascent Soul stage days and realized that the two Shis before them were way superior. Their hearts trembled.
Another clash. Light and fog rolled and a gale roared. It took some time for everything to calm down.
The two figures in the arena faced each other. Shi Tianhao stood in the East with an expressionless face. He stared intently at Shi Tianyi and tilted his head and said, “Shi Tianyi, it’s been too long.”
Shi Tianyi looked at him and said after a long while, “You are right, Shi Tianhao. It’s been too long.”
Earlier on, when the two of them met, they would refer to each other as brothers. In that term of address, it ran foul with the stench of mockery, irony, and belittlement.
Today, however, they referred to each other by their full names. This meant that both of them had only one goal in mind.
In today’s battle, they would not cease until they die!