Chapter 599: Lin Feng’s Bold Move
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng turned his attention to Mount Baiyun and he said, “True cohesion is more important than a compromise on the surface.”
On Mount Baiyun, Yan Nanlai did not say anything and only let out a long sigh. He felt a lot of regret and pity.
At this stage, the fate of the Heaven Lake Sect was sealed.
The thoughts of Yan Nanlai and the Great Void Sect could not be changed just because of the few words of Lin Feng. Their beliefs had been around for thousands of years. The path that they had taken for years could not just be changed at will.
But when facing the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Qin Empire, the Great Zhou Empire, Purple Clouds Sect and the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, the Great Void Sect had to be prudent in dealing with things. It was already very difficult to repress things without causing a full-blown conflict.
What everybody did not know was that Lin Daohan brought back important news after he went to the Barren Expanses, which was greatly valued by the Great Void Sect internally.
When one of two drawbacks had to be chosen, the lighter one would be chosen. Over here at the Divine Lands, the Great Void Sect still decided to give a little way.
But today’s matter drew a huge rift between the Great Void Sect and Celestial Sect of Wonders along with the other great powers.
Many people present were still confused, but the Immortal Soul Stage Elders knew it in their hearts.
The traditional structure of the human cultivation world in the Divine Lands was completely reformed as of today.
From the Great Void’s dominance in the Divine Lands and balance of power between the different great powers, it was now changing to a situation where several of the great powers collaborated against the Great Void Sect.
To a certain extent, the Celestial Sect of Wonders dragged the Great Void Sect down from their pedestal into a more balanced but confusing situation.
But speaking from the other side, from today onwards, the other great powers from the Divine Lands would now face the frightening powers of the Great Void Sect as they oppose them.
Every time during the War between the Two Worlds, the Great Void Sect would unleash their all. That frightening power that they possessed left everyone petrified.
But after the war, the Great Void Sect would always retreat and keep a low profile. People would then tend to neglect their power.
However, from today onwards, everything could not be reversed anymore.
It was till now that everyone realized that today within the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land, the battle between Shi Tianhao and Shi Tianyi was only a fuse to everything.
Lin Feng’s battle with Xin Longsheng and the rest was only the beginning of a larger battle.
Although the repercussions of this battle were not as major as the War of Buddha Annihilation, its influence was more far-reaching.
As the Great Thunderclap Temple perished, the Three Holy Ground lost one edge of its triangle. The situation became unclear. But on the whole, the overall structure of the human cultivation world did still operate within the pattern set up by the Great Void Sect.
But from today onwards, everything would be different. The Great Void Sect would lose its top position and become the same as the rest.
As for how the situation of the Divine Lands progresses in the future, no one could tell anymore.
Would the old structure disappear or would the Great Void Sect overcome the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Great Qin, Great Zhou and the other great powers, restoring the old structure?
When a sudden shift of activity appeared in the Barren Lands, or even the eruption of the War between the Two Worlds, the Great Void Sect and the Celestial Sect of Wonders might put away their dispute and band together to resist the enemy. But when the Barren Lands was quiet, the Divine Lands was bound not to have peace.
The Flying Snow Grandmaster shook his head and sighed, “I never expected that before the battle between Shi Tianhao and Shi Tianyi at the Dragon Battle Arena, this would be the result.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster had the same thought and stoned for a moment. His expression changed, “Wait, if Shi Tianhao loses, everything may be different? Or if Shi Tianyi is defeated, Kuang Heng and the rest will not pursue things and accept defeat. Then things will not be the way it is now.”
The Flying Snow Grandmaster was shocked. Very soon, he understood the meaning of the Sun Radiance Swordmaster and he turned his head to look at Lin Feng who was very calm.
“Don’t tell me…everything is within his calculations and this is the true ending he wants? He is….truly ambitious!”
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was a rising power. For it to rise, it was inevitable that it infringed on the profits of the existing powers. Whereas the Great Void Sect was the peak of the existing great powers.
If Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders just wanted to join the existing social circle, it would be most advantageous for them to adhere to the existing rules.
This situation resembled one where an all-conquering Emperor handed out titles of marquis to his subjects. However, this Great Void Sect was like the Emperor, which possessed absolute power. Not only was this Emperor not influenced by any of his marquis, as long as he wanted, he could settle any of them with his might.
If the Celestial Sect of Wonders really wanted to be a marquis, they just had to follow the wishes of the Emperor. Their conflicts with the other marquis would be tolerated as long as they did not cross the boundaries. This Emperor was even willing to support the Celestial Sect of Wonders in matching the powers of the existing great powers.
But Lin Feng’s ambitions were not so low. That was why he contacted the other ambitious marquis and collaborated to bring the Emperor down.
Coincidentally, in the own house of the Emperor, there were those who disagreed with his absolute rule.
From a certain perspective, Lin Feng and the radical faction of the Great Void Sect had a common profit motive. In the bigger picture, they did not deviate from each other too much.
Because of this point, Lin Feng’s scheme was realized. He believed that if Shi Tianhao could emerge victorious over Shi Tianyi, the development of things in the bigger picture in the future would not deviate too much anymore.
As for the result between the battle between Shi Tianhao and Shi Tianyi, Lin Feng had never once questioned it. He was fully confident of his own disciple.
Similarly, his intentions towards Kuang Heng and the rest was very clear.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster looked at Lin Feng and said bitterly, “What a bold move, trying to change the entire structure of the human cultivation world. As with the examples in history, is he not scared of getting trampled on?”
“A mantis can’t stop a car, but a dragon claw or an elephant’s leg can.” The Sun Radiance Swordmaster said, “That’s why today is only just a beginning. Whether Lin Feng is the mantis or the dragon or elephant will only be revealed later.”
“However, from today’s battle, he seems even more powerful than a dragon or an elephant.”
The Great Void Sect decided to deal with the changes of the Barren Expanses and tolerated the advances of Lin Feng and the rest temporarily. In this way, there were no doubts about the fate of the Heaven Lake Sect.
The Two Elders of Ice and Fruit and Cao Wei looked furious. Whatever the Flying Snow Swordmaster and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster wanted, they thought of it too. This made the three of them enraged.
From the start till the end, Lin Feng’s target was not them.
The Heaven Lake Sect was an elite sect just below the level of a Holy Ground. But today’s change and revolution caused them to be a victim.
It was like a small stone that was caught in between the collision of two huge objects. As the two objects were unaware, this stone was crushed.
What’s worse was that this stone sent itself right to the doorstep of all this.
Cao Wei and the other two were on the brink of tears. They did not expect Lin Feng to have such an ambition, as well as his bold actions to support it.
But it was too late to say all of this now. Lin Feng and Xuan Li made a move at the same time. Even with the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain, Cao Wei and the two Elders were suppressed.
Cao Wei’s Immortal Soul was thrown into Wang Lin’s Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, whereas the Two Elders were captured by Lin Feng’s powers.
Xuan Li disappeared back into the sword casket and the sword casket of the Heaven-Destroying Sword expanded suddenly. It was not smaller than the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain. As it stabbed on the mountain, it stopped the mountain from moving.
The battle had finally ended as it reached this stage.
It’s just that everyone was still shook, especially the bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders. They knew that today was just the beginning of everything.
The Celestial Sword Elder sighed slightly. The Heavenly Master Sword Sect was always secretly helped by the Great Void Sect. How should they proceed from now on?
Would the attitude of the Great Void Sect towards the Heavenly Master Sword Sect change for the better or the worse?
In the Great Qin Empire camp, Wu Qingrou was silent. At the void space beside him, Shi Yu appeared again.
“Your Majesty, have you decided?” Wu Qingrou asked the same question.
Shi Yu said, “It’s time to change.”
Wu Qingrou sighed, “Why must we do this? We are slogging our guts out to help others but we don’t benefit from this.” He was a little unkind with hi words.
“The future is unpredictable, who can truly be confident?” Shi Yu was not angry but remained indifferent, ” I can’t. The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders can’t and Qingrou can’t either.”
Wu Qingrou nodded his head, “Yes, no one can truly be confident about the future…”
Shi Yu pointed to the skies. Within the deep red skies in the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land, space twisted and formed a huge whirlpool. A white dragon sculpture jade door appeared once again. It was the Dragon Rock Gate.
The Dragon Rock Gate was opened now. The dragon roar shook the skies and the doors were shining with a radiance, that shot out in all directions.
As if the conflict with the Great Void Sect had not occurred, Shi Yu said relaxingly, “Tianhao, you can enter the Dragon Rock Gate. The time limit you have is one day. If you can take away the treasure within that time, it belongs to you. It’s a reward that belongs to you rightfully.”
Above Lin Feng’s head, Purple Clouds were rumbling. They revealed the figure of Mount Yujing subtly. A tall youth jumped out of the mountain. It was Shi Tianhao.
The scars on his body had disappeared. But his face was pale like a sheet. He even seemed a little weak.
But he was in good spirits. After his battle with Shi Tianyi, he seemed to have undergone a metamorphosis.
Shi Tianhao turned to look at Lin Feng. Lin Feng sat on his knees above the huge sword casket and smiled while nodding his head. Shi Tianhao waved his hands at Shi Yu. As his figure flashed, he entered the Dragon Rock Gate.
“I have to thank Comrade Shi for this.” Lin Feng smiled and Shi Yu nodded his head calmly without speaking.
Following that, Lin Feng’s voice resonated in void space. “I am opening slots up again for interested individuals to join the Celestial Sect of Wonders. For those who are interested, they can go to Xiling City. The deadline is in one month. For those who want to join after the deadline, they can go to Shazhou County.”
His voice was not loud, but travelled across the world. It spread across the Divine Lands and caused a commotion.
“Following the boost in reputation after this battle, I can start accepting disciples again. This is effectively tapping on the booming name of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.” Lin Feng thought, “Yet another important step taken, but there are more important things in the future too.”
His consciousness entered the system and there were many new messages.
“Congratulations for completing the main mission 2.1!”
“Main mission special reward!”
“Newest main mission 2.2 released!”