Chapter 587: Lin Feng’s power and the nature of the magic treasures
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The massive snowstorm surged towards Shi Tianhao like a dam just released. Cao Wei was trying to eliminate his rival amidst the chaos.
Lin Feng glanced at him, letting the snow and ice encapsulate his body.
The next moment, a flash of bright light appeared over Lin Feng. From within the void came a resounding bang, and a single bell broke through the void.
A single strike and all of Cao Wei’s ice and snow instantly vapourised.
It was none other than the Bell of Destiny.
The appearance of the bell gradually transformed into that of a giant stone gate. The front of the gate was filled with ancient scriptures and drawing, from within seemed to breathe life.
Throughout the continuous chimes of the bell, the stone gate seemed to the having signs of early life. Such was the first variant of the Bell of Destiny, the Door of Life Creation.
It signified the beginning of life, the gates through which all matter first stepped through, the very power to create.
In a deafening roar, the heavy gates slammed opened.
The crowd grew mum as they held their breath in awe, even Kuang Heng, Xuan Lin Holy Man and the Qin emperor all turned their attention to these heavenly gates of creation.
From their abilities, they could tell that these gates shared the same source of power as Lin Feng.
These were Lin Feng’s very own magic treasures!
As the gates opened and the blinding light flooded the arena, the silhouette of a man shot straight out towards Cao Wei.
“Are these…spiritual troops?” blurted Cao Wei as he stopped in his tracks, unable to react.
Using such military stratagem was not uncommon. Using various formation, one could group together many low leveled fighters to overcome higher leveled opponents through strength in numbers.
Even within the Divine Lands, this was a known tactic. Using monsters to replace human soldiers was already heard of.
The great Zhou Dynasty’s Divine Army was famous across the lands for combining soldiers of varying power levels and abilities, each complementing one another to form a formidable army.
Ultimately, armies still had to rely on numbers. Making up for quality in quantity was indeed one such strategy.
Cao Wei’s Heaven Lake Sect had a similar tactic.
The difference, however, was that they used conscious beings and not such spiritual troops. This was because only an original soul magic treasure could collect and create such troops, and even so, the product would be limited at the nascent soul stage.
With sufficient numbers, such a tactic might be useful. However, against Immortal Souls and weapons of their levels, the amount of spiritual energy poured into creating troops might seem as a waste. After all, one could use that energy to power oneself up.
But now, not only Cao Wei, but everyone present stared at that lone spiritual soldier in awe.
The soldier was covered half in white, the other half in black. His form oddly shaped, facial features fully developed, yet cold as ice.
That was not the catch. The thing here was no matter how you looked at it, this soldier’s power level could clearly rival that of the immortal souls!
A spirit soldier who could match an immortal soul! Unbelievable!
“Was it an illusion? Or is it borrowing power from a magic treasure?” thought the onlookers. All who were present, including the three who had immortal soul powers, could only respond in shock.
This was Lin Feng’s Bell of Destiny, a magic treasure that overflowed with life.
As a healing tool, the bell could revive even the dead. With it around, Lin Feng was unstoppable, no matter how grievous the wound, he would get it healed instantly.
But it was not just a way to protect oneself. This was a formidable weapon, for it gave life to the Taiji Soldiers!
Using one’s abilities to create soldiers or armies was indeed a waste for many magic treasures. But for the Bell of Destiny, whose ability was the creation of life itself, this was a very apt way to harness its strengths.
As the crowd regained their composure, the soldier had already arrived in front of Cao Wei, delivering Lin Feng’s signature Fist of the Great Heavenly Sun.
A flash of brilliance followed by brutal yellow flames. Cao Wei had no choice but to muster all his strength to block such an assault.
At this sight, many within the onlooking crowd murmured, “this is indeed a spiritual soldier having the power of an immortal soul.”
This was a sight never seen before throughout the Divine Lands. The mere thought of an army of such caliber sent shivers down the spines of everyone present.
The crowd all looked at the heavy stone gates in disbelief, “Just what kind of magic treasure is this?”
“This fighter has its flaws. It’s not on the same level as an actual immortal soul warrior.” said Wu Qingrou of the Qin empire as he broke his silence. “It is born from pure spirit combined with the powers of magic treasure of an immortal soul.”
“But remove the source of its energy, in other words bring it away from the Bell of Destiny, and it will gradually lose its consciousness and power.”
“Besides, it’s still a far cry from the master’s original Physical Spell Body.”
Qin emperor Shi Yu muttered under his breath, “But this magic treasure of Lin Feng’s knows no boundaries, who knows how many more of such soldiers it can produce. Should he be able to increase the power of this magic treasure even further, who can tell how powerful the soldiers will become?”
Wu Qingrou’s expression turned into a bitter smile, “That’s also true…and an army wins in numbers…”
Before he finished his sentence, the heavy stone gates rumbled once again, and from within emerged another spirit soldier headed straight for Cao Wei.
Cao Wei’s left hand contorted an unknown spell while his right hand, shaped like a dagger, pointed towards his forehead.
As he opened his left palm, what seemed like a blizzard shot out in all directions like an uncontrollable flame. The tip of his right index finger turning everything he touched into ice, his entire head to toe covered like an iceberg.
The next moment, the iceberg erupted like a volcano, sending shards of ice flying everywhere. What accompanied was a cacophony of ice and fire, a perfect symphony.
Streaks of blue and red danced around mid-air, disappearing before anyone knew what was happening.
The Dual Sword Auras of Ice and Fire!
This unique and lethal spell pushed back the first Taiji soldier. But before he could regroup, the second soldier has already pressed his way into Cao Wei’s defense.
“Rise!” Cao Wei shifted his hands, and an icy mist followed his fluid motions, dancing in the wind like tiny blades.
This was a hidden magic treasure of the Heaven Lake Sect. The Ice and Soul Clouds! A wonder it was, constantly changing form between ice and mist.
Cao Wei released this power using the first immortal soul stage, undoubtedly not harnessing its full potential yet. But combined with his Dual Sword Auras of Ice and Fire, he used this potent combination to sweep his surroundings.
But the two Taiji soldiers seemed completely unfazed, attacking back to back, side to side.
They came from opposite directions with the Spell of the Boundless Sea and the Fist of the Great Heavenly Sun.
One of the soldiers took Cao Wei’s attack head on, unleashing torrents of water and reflecting Cao Wei’s ice and fire with double the fury. Unbelievable!
The void suddenly opened, flashes of red and a spit of fire unleashed as an elderly man stepped out. The blizzard surrounding him soon turned to a burning flame.
Under the heat of his flames, the water from the Taiji soldier’s Spell of Boundless Sea seemed to completely evaporate.
From another end, the void opened once again and out stepped another elderly man. He did not pay attention to the Taiji soldier, clearly his target being Shi Tianhao.
Upon this sight, all the immortal soul elders present reacted with eyebrows raised, “Have the Two Elders of Ice and Fire both emerged at the same time?”
Shi Zongyue studied the duo intensively, “They have come out early from their thousand years of cultivation. It’s a pity they haven’t achieved the combined immortal soul stage. Really, what a pity!”
“But for them to make such a sacrifice, what is it that Shi Tianhao has?”
The duo were in fact elders from the Heaven Lake Sect. Despite not becoming one, they were already at the pinnacle of martial art, a truly formidable opponent.
As the Fire Elder appeared, his flames overcame the Immortal Soul Taiji soldiers in no time. He had given up the cultivation of any ice related power eons ago to fully master the art of fire.
Just at this moment, from the Door of Life Creation charged out another two more Taiji soldiers, both of the first Immortal Soul stage.
The crowd grew uneasy. It was widely believed that Lin Feng was the only one within the Celestial Sect of Wonders to attain Immortal Soul powers, and that subduing him would leave the rest of his sect vulnerable.
That was the plan for the Heaven Lake Sect. But who would expect Lin Feng’s magic treasure to able to churn out soldiers of this caliber?
Clearly, the Celestial Sect of Wonders was not short of Immortal Soul warriors.
Although the troops were only at the first stage of the Immortal Soul, and were not a match for the two elders who were at the second stage, where could one possibly hope to find so many second stage elders?
The four Taiji soldiers split apart in four directions, forming a simple square formation.
The crowd tensed up in disbelief. The strength of an army was in its numbers, and here with this formation, the Taiji soldiers could unleash serious potential.
The four of them released their attacks simultaneously. The Spell of Boundless Sea, Fist of Great Heavenly Sun, Universal Light and Holy Wind, Heaven-Bearing Print all unleashed at the same time. Under the four elements, the void behind them was torn asunder.
As the dust settled, the Door of Life Creation rumbled once again and a huge bubble emerged in front of the elders and Cao Wei, stopping the ice elder from charging towards Shi Tianhao.
The Immortal Soul elders from the Heaven Lake Sect stood frozen, for they had just witnessed the terror of this technique of Lin Feng’s.
The ability to create, destroy and shape a dimension.
The Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra!