Chapter 588: Taiji Soldiers, Suppress Mahayana!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
In their newfound battle formation, the four Taiji soldiers had a collective increase in power level. It was not something to trifle with.
However, for the two elders, this was not a big challenge. Moreover, the difference in strength between the first and second stage of immortal souls was worlds apart. The power of virtual entities was not something that a mock immortal soul could handle.
But for the four soldiers to join hands and perform the Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra was indeed a cause of worry.
It was precarious for the duo to handle power of such magnitude.
The ice elder stopped in his tracks, not bothering Shi Tianhao anymore. He muttered under his breath to Cao Wei, “Hand over the Ice and Soul Clouds.”
Without a word, Cao Wei passed the treasure over to the elder.
The ice elder was the exact opposite of the fire elder. He similarly, had given up on fire, and focused purely on ice, reaching the very pinnacle of martial arts. Together, the duo complemented each other and harnessed the full potential of the Ice and Soul Clouds, exceeding their own limits.
The moment the ice elder held the magic treasure, the blizzard itself seemed to teem with spirit and life. The spirit of the treasure, together with the elder, seemed to have brought the entire arctic region to the arena, filling with with ice and snow.
In the now icy arena, the snow battered against Lin Feng’s bubble, trying to freeze it before it went any further.
But the power of the Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra was too strong. The bubble burst and broke free of the ice around it.
The trio from the Heaven Lake Sect was taken aback. No doubt this mantra was not as strong as the one coming from Lin Feng himself, but it was sufficient.
“Show yourself!” cried the two elders, as they turned to each other and brought their right index to the other’s forehead. Upon contact, both elders jumped backwards, revealing a stream stemming from the other party’s heads.
The stream of red and blue combined shot up into the sky, breaking a hole in the void.
Out of the void descended a silhouette of a man.
“Where is this?” came the solemn and gruff voice.
Everyone inside the arena could suddenly feel a crushing pressure from above. Whoever this man was definitely was one who could match the likes of Kuang Heng, Shi Yu, Xuan Lin Holy Man and the other Immortal Soul elders.
From the space above stepped out the man in all his glory. A middle aged man dressed in pure white. His crimson red hair billowed in the wind, yet his eyebrows were like two icy daggers, a complete white.
Qin emperor Shi Yu and Wu Qingrou shared a look, “It’s the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain.”
These peak was the true ancient magic treasure of the Heaven Lake Sect. Eons ago in the Northern Realms, there was a odd looking mountain made entirely out of ice and snow. Yet at its very tips revealed the insides to me molten lava.
The symphony of ice and fire was first discovered by the creator of the Heaven Lake Sect long ago, who sought to turn this combination into a power through his spells. Only the sect’s strongest were allowed to access this power. After a very long time of using this, the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain became the sect’s very own Mahayana magic treasure.
As the treasure evolved to its third stage, its Mahayana grade abilities allowed the user to transfer the power freely in and out of the mountain and use it at his will.
In terms of combat power, a Mahayana magic treasure was on par with a third stage immortal soul warrior.
This man who had appeared before the crowd was none other than the essence and spirit of the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain itself.
This was truly the strongest warrior in the whole of the Heaven Lake Sect. Usually situated in one place, this time he was summoned by the two elders and Cao Wei to step forth.
Finally, at the sight of the Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra, the man in white could hold it no longer.
He stood at and raised his palms towards the sky, instantly a space opened and the tip of a towering mountain appeared above the arena.
It was a majestic masterpiece made of ice. Its crystal like form beyond anything anyone had seen. From its tip was billows of thick black smoke, evidence of the lava within.
His hands shifted and the mountain peak was hurled towards the two streams that came from the Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra’s bubble. One clear one turbid, both streams combined to tackle this ginormous monster.
The peak suddenly transformed. Where the mountain was was now ice and fire. As clear smoke escaped from the flames and thick smog came off the ice, it was clear that the ice and fire was trying to force the clear and turbid streams back into their original form.
The sheer show of force left the crowd astounded.
The four Taiji soldiers were a far cry from Lin Feng himself. Despite the Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra being a formidable move, it was not enough to overcome the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain.
All of the sudden, the Door of Life Creation flashed and rumbled, and out came another Taiji soldier.
In a blink of an eye, eight more Taiji soldiers had appeared! Eight!
These eight did not split into two groups of four. Instead, they made their own formation. Heaven, Earth, Wind, Thunder, Water, Fire, Mountain and Pond, each one represented by one soldier.
They stood in a octagon, the power of an immortal soul coming from every single one of them. Their energy poured into the square in front of them, the strength of eight combining with the existing strength of four.
With newfound strength, the power of the Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra grew manifold.
The clear and turbid stream combined and split once again, beginning to take effect.
One sank and became matter, earth, land and water.
The other rose to form the sky, air, wind, sun and moon.
The four elements of fire, water, earth and air became distinct, a clear sign of the power of the mantra. The Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain shook and trembled, as though a skyscraper trying to survive an earthquake.
The man in white looked worried for a moment and leaped atop the mountain, stabilising it.
The two Elders of Ice and Fire joined in the fray, entering the mountain in a streak of red and blue.
Cao Wei looked at Lin Feng, who was still engaged in battle with Kuang Heng far away, and seemed to not be bothered about what was ongoing at this site.
In a single battle cry, Cao Wei unleashed his immortal soul avatar, who joined the elders in the mountain. The combined power of the Heaven Lake Sect elders were all concentrated in that single Mahayana magic treasure.
In flashes of red and blue, the mountain continued expanding. Twenty thousand feet became thirty, and the sheer weight of the mountain was crushing on the twelve Taiji soldiers and their growing spell below.
But no one was looking at this spectacle in the air. Their attention, instead, was on the heavy stone gates of the Door of Life Creation. From outside, they could see shapes and shadows moving about within, yet no one stepped out.
Was this really what they called the Gestation magic treasure?
To corner a Mahayana magic treasure using just a Gestation magic treasure was not impossible, but rarely heard of. Even though for those below the Destiny class it was possible for a lower level one to overcome a superior, it was usually the Gestation challenging the Metaplasia, and the Metaplasia vying against the Mahayana.
This was indeed a miracle. The Door of Life Creation was holding its own against the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain.
A distance away, Xuan Li continued in merciless assault, shaving off bit after bit of The Xuan Lin Holy Man’s Horizon City.
Each blow more brutal than before, chipping off more than before. The entire Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land trembled with the swings as Xuan Li pressed towards Xuan Lin Holy Man.
“This place isn’t convenient. Let’s go somewhere else to settle this.” Xuan Lin Holy Man made no reply, but opened a place in the void.
Inside the world of nothingness, Xuan Lin Holy Man stopped and turned to face the hounding Xuan Li behind. His expression as cold as ever, as though nothing existed and nothing mattered at all.
His robes fluttered in space, becoming one with the ebb and flow of the void. His physical being expanded rapidly, as though he was the world itself. In a single clap, his palm were filled with spinning white clouds that formed disc-like shapes.
Between the layers of the Horizon City, the discs maintained their integrity as though they were indestructible. The discs coagulated, forming a mold of pure energy.
Without any expression, it was as though an executioner stood in front of the death-row criminal.
Qin emperor Shi Yu stood in his place, but his vision transcended the void and he saw what was happening.
“Could this be Xuan Lin Holy Man’s innate power?”
Such power was only attainable by the third stage of the immortal soul, and it was beyond this world. The void shook and tremors flew like water ripples.
At the same time, both Kuang Heng and Lin Feng entered the void. Kuang Heng unleashed his innate power in similar fashion, clasping his hands together as the energy swarmed around and palpitated.
Lin Feng remained composed, the Taiji symbol at his forehead spinning faster than ever.