Chapter 589: The Only One Below Destiny and the Supreme Void
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
With a single sword of the Metaplasia magic treasure, Xuan Li was able to push back a second stage Immortal Soul elder.
The Bell of Destiny that transformed into the Door of Life Creation, alone, was enough to tackle the whole of the Heaven Lake Sect by producing the Taiji soldiers.
All this took place in the lifespan of a candle flame. Within this remarkable process, Shi Tianhao’s Origin Holy Light, with the aid of Lin Feng’s purple clouds, drew out all of Shi Tianyi’s Final Holy Light.
The two divine lights swirled within his Aurous Core like two ends of the same snake.
Although he was the rightful owner of the Origin Holy Light, but it would take time to convert the Final Holy Light and harness its potential.
But Shi Tianhao was not one to be anxious. He held on tightly to the right eyeball left behind by Shi Tianyi.
Shi Tianyi’s spirit and soul was forced out from the eyeball, and he held an unmovable gaze towards Shi Tianhao.
He knew that he had to leave, for his soul and spirit would disappear and he would perish forever.
But it was not just the Holy Light of Creation that had fallen into his opponent’s hands, but his eyeball as well. Reality differed far too drastically from what he had expected, and it drove him mad.
In a tightening grip, the eyeball began to emanate light from within, showing a connection to somewhere in space.
The eyeball was linked to Shi Tianyi’s consciousness, and such pressure on the eyeball was akin to crushing his physical body itself. He let out a painful howl.
“This is it.” said Shi Tianhao as he motioned towards what was left of Shi Tianyi.
“There’s no way I’m inferior to you!” raged Shi Tianyi, as his nascent soul contracted into a ball of bright light. The void around the ball was distorted and seemed to cave in.
The next moment, the ball of light started expanding, letting out streaks of light from its cracks. This light shot out with utmost destructive force.
Clearly, Shi Tianyi was trying to self-destruct in an attempt to take Shi Tianhao along with him.
“You brought this upon yourself.” said Shi Tianhao as he squeezed the eyeball once again. “Eon!” mouthed Shi Tianhao.
Upon the activation of the spell, time and space seemed to freeze around the ball of light and Shi Tianyi.
The sword reappeared once agin in Shi Tianhao’s hands. In a final strike, he impaled both the ball of light and Shi Tianyi’s consciousness.
Shi Tianyi’s expression was bereft of hope. With this spell, Shi Tianyi’s consciousness was enveloped by the ball of light, and in a violent explosion, everything seemed to turn to dust, then to nothingness.
Kuang Heng, who had been silently observing from afar, rushed over at this sight. But Lin Feng was already a step ahead, and in a sweep of his robe, transmitted both himself and Kuang Heng to another place.
They rushed out of the Heavenly Dragon Ancient City and into the void just as Xuan Li and Xuan Lin Holy Man had exited.
Within the city, the crowd was still adjusting to what had just transpired before their eyes.
Some of them looked at each other in query, “Did the big rock just fall like that?”
“Eliminated completely. Even self-destruction could not bring the little rock down with him.” came the reply.
“The big rock was powerful enough! He was the cream of the crop, almost a living legend already. If he lost, there could only be one explanation, and that was that the little rock from the Celestial Sect of Wonders was even more powerful!”
“Talking about the Celestial Sect of Wonders…” the crowd directed their attention to the void above the city.
Back at the west side of the arena, not a single disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders remained, as they had all been transmitted away by Lin Feng.
All the Immortal Soul elders present could sit down no longer. With a spell, they entered the void, all eager to witness this historic battle.
This was a battle beyond that of the two Shis.
Within the void, both Xuan Lin Holy Man and Kuang Heng had already unleashed their innate powers.
Lin Feng and Kuang Heng stared at each other, the ball of energy before Kuang Heng spinning as rapid as ever, words and scriptures released from its core.
In the dark world of the void, all these words seemed to formed a natural Celestial Light river, releasing power from within.
This Celestial Light was the essence of Kuang Heng’s power, and it manipulated time.
As the river flowed through Kuang Heng’s Horizon City, Lin Feng swung down once more with the Heaven-Destroying Sword. But upon impact, it was the sword that started disintegrating! The sword that could cut everything!
“Getting old, are we?” said Lin Feng.
Combined with the essence of Kuang Heng’s Celestial Light, the Horizon City, too, had the ability to control time. Anything that went up against it would age and disappear.
Of all things in the world, what could truly withstand the test of time?
On the other end, Xuan Lin Holy Man had also poured all his essence into the Horizon City that he created. But against the sword of Xuan Li, his city crumbled to pieces.
The shattering of this fortress released tremendous energy, shocking the crowd. It was as though an entire world was leveled in a single blow.
As the spirit from the Horizon City dissipated, it felt as thought he entire universe was crumbling, a big bang all over again.
In a final desperate moment, the release of power from the destruction of Xuan Lin Holy Man’s essence seemed to overshadow even that of Kuang Heng’s Celestial Light.
Even the third staged Immortal Soul warriors would do best to be cautious of this power.
The numerous Immortal Soul elders who were onlooking all kept their distance. Without a direct impact from this power, just a slight bump would be sufficient to cause them serious damage.
Xuan Li remained expressionless. Without a word, Xuan Li raised the sword once again and swung it down, cleaving the void in two, like a piece of paper torn straight down the center.
The power that was unleashed from the prior explosion seemed to have lost its life from this blow as well, and everything fell silent for a moment. What a horrific weapon!
For all that Xuan Lin Holy Man had done and built up, all of it was destroyed in a single blow.
“For a Mahayana magic treasure, this power is astounding” said Xuan Lin Holy Man, “but it’s still not a Destiny magic treasure yet…”
His both hands clamped shut in a blink of an eye, “Drum Fairy, show yourself!” cried Xuan Lin Holy Man.
What followed was a series of bangs. Each one louder than before. Each bang having the magnitude of the the Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra.
White light filled the void, creating a curtain of purity. From the curtains, a drum appeared.
The Formation Bursting Drum!
Together with the Void Yin-Yang Clock, these were the two magic treasures of the Great Void. They ranked just below the Destiny class magic treasure, the Supreme Heavenly Mirror, and were one of the most precious weapons of the Great Void Sect!
Beside the drum stood an elderly man. Tall and built in stature, his posture in itself a show of might.
This old man was the spirit of the Formation Bursting Drum itself. Without a word since his appearance, two drum sticks formed in his palms and he slammed down on the drum.
As if really splitting heaven and earth, ring after ring of white light was released from the epicenter caused by the drum beats.
It was said that this drum was the counter to almost every formation in the world. But alone, it already contained tremendous power.
Lin Feng glanced at the drum. He had heard of it a long time ago, but this was the first time coming up and close with it.
“The two treasures of the Great Void definitely live up to their names.” Lin Feng grinned and from his body came a small ball of light. The light contorted in mid-air and became the Two Elements of Creation Formation.
Upon impact with the light from the drum, Lin Feng’s formation grew wildly in defense.
“This formation of yours is very unusual.” said Kuang Heng softly as his twirled the river of time at his fingertips.
In a flash of movement, he had appeared before Lin Feng and slammed down with a palm.
This was the fourth technique of the Great Void Sect in its highest order, the Heavenly Universe Palm!
As though the sky caved in and was falling on Lin Feng, the astonishing power from the palm came crushing down. Yet in his usual calm demeanour, Lin Feng returned it with his own Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams. The two giants clashed in what seemed like the shattering of a mountain.
Miles of void was instantly leveled into a flat piece and turned from void to real space.
At the source of collision, Kuang Heng stood motionless against Lin Feng, one giant against the other. But the River of Time was taking effect, aging everything it was pitted against, even Lin Feng’s right hand had begun its transformation.
Lin Feng may have been an immortal soul and his body was definitely beyond normal, but against the power of time, his skin and flesh began to wrinkle and age, looking frail and weak.
The Taichi symbol at his forehead began to spin once again, and his right hand returned to normality.
His appearance seemed to be the same as before, but to Kuang Heng’s consciousness, Lin Feng had turned into the symbol of Taichi itself and had stretched across the universe.
From the void above both warriors’ head came puff after puff of purple clouds. Out of the void appeared a majestic white jade mountain, Mount Yujing!
In a single spell, Lin Feng sent Shi Tianhao and the rest into the mountain, and sent the mountain flying towards Kuang Heng!
Kuang Heng did not appear anxious, but merely shout out, “Yin-Yang elder! Show yourself!”