Chapter 602: Emperor Xia’s Inheritance, Crucible of the Divine Lands
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng observed the Mountain and River Void Crucible for a moment before tapping on the body of the crucible.
The restrictions placed on the body of the crucible was destroyed by Lin Feng. The awareness of the original soul of the Mountain and River Void Crucible started to grow.
Lin Feng kept the Mountain and River Void Crucible and the 7 green bronze crucibles properly. After that, he retrieved the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner and interrogated Cao Wei’s Immortal Soul.
After entering the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, Cao Wei lost his freedom. Although he could cultivate as per normal, he could not disobey Lin Feng’s and Wang Lin’s wishes.
Whatever Lin Feng asked him, he had no choice but to reveal everything out. He could not hide anything.
Cao Wei looked very dull now, as if he was filled with lethargy. But his expression was still very indifferent, as he looked at Lin Feng calmly.
Lin Feng looked at him, “What is the secret behind this Mountain and River Void Crucible, tell me.”
“If I knew this day would come, I would not have done what I did.” Cao Wei sighed and said, “There is a legend in the human cultivation world that the Mountain and River Void Crucible was the magic treasure of the Mountain and River Holy Man. These Nine Familial Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness were his magic treasures too.”
“But this is not entirely the case. The Nine Familial Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness were not cultivated by the Mountain and River Holy Man. He unearthed it from some historical remains in the Antiquity Age. These nine crucibles formed a miraculous formation structure. When the Mountain and River Holy Man discovered them, he had yet to form the Immortal Soul. He was only in the Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage.
“He had remained in the peak of the Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage for a period of time. He was only a step away from the Immortal Soul Stage. Because he comprehended this formation spell, along with his own cultivation, he finally overcame the bottleneck and formed the Immortal Soul Avatar.”
Cao Wei said, “After that, the Mountain and River Holy Man used the formation spell of the Nine Familial Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness as his foundation to search for other magic treasures. Eventually, he cultivated the Mountain and River Void Crucible.”
“When the magic treasure was cultivated, the powers of the ten crucibles achieved resonance with one another and the formation experienced a weird change. It was restructured and formed a new formation, creating a pathway towards external space.”
“When the Mountain and River Holy Man wanted to use that pathway, he realized that it was not completed. He realized something else important was needed.” Cao Wei paused for a moment, before continuing with, “It is your Fire and Ice Fruit. As it matures, it will become the Fire Affinity Wood. With this wood as a stepping stone, along with the combination of the pathway created by the ten crucibles, the pathway will finally be clear to move.”
Lin Feng was enlightened. He continued listening to Cao Wei, “The Mountain and River Holy Man only understood this reasoning later on. But then, because he was without the Fire Affinity Wood and he was also anxious to walk up the pathway, the formation collapsed and the Nine Familial Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness were lost in different places.”
“The Mountain and River Holy Man could only search for the missing crucibles while finding the Fire Affinity Wood. After that, he came to the Heaven Lake on the Snow Mountains.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “The Fire Affinity Wood is only found in extremely hot places. But in these few years, it has almost been extinct. The Mountain and River Holy Man could not find it in these hot areas and misunderstood that the Heaven Lake possessed the dual polarities of Ice and Fire, thus it could grow the Fire Affinity Wood there.”
Cao Wei answered, “That is the case.”
Following that, things were obvious. For profits, murder was committed.
“The Great Void Sect didn’t care?” Lin Feng thought of something. Although the Mountain and River Holy Man was an independent cultivator, he had formed the Nascent Soul. If the Heaven Lake Sect wanted to kill him to steal his treasures, the Great Void Sect would interfere if they knew about it.
Cao Wei said, “6000 years ago, the Mountain and River Holy Man was not killed, but was only repressed within a spring opening in the Northern Seas.”
Lin Feng looked at him with a shifty glance. As expected, Cao Wei followed with, “During the War between the Two Worlds 4600 years ago, the Ice Elder attracted a few demons over. They were the ones who killed the Mountain and River Holy Man.”
“The Heaven Lake Sect set a trap and killed those demons.”
Lin Feng laughed without making a noise and shook his head, “Tell me more about the crucibles.”
Cao Wei said, “When it landed in our hands, besides the Mountain and River Void Crucible, there were two smaller crucibles. As time passed, we collected another five of them. We hope to find the remaining two.”
“During this period of time, we tried to cultivate the last two crucibles with the existing seven crucibles we had. After all, it was just a Nascent Soul Stage magic item. We thought it would be easy, but it’s not.”
Lin Feng thought, “It seems like although the nine crucibles feel the same, they had their own secrets. In this way, if I duplicated using the Heavenly Oyster Golden Pearl, although I can get a small crucible, I can’t re-surface all ten of them.”
“The crucible is only a carrier. The main point was the special and miraculous aura it contained.”
He asked, “Where does the pathway lead to?”
Cao Wei answered, “With the Mountain and River Holy Man’s understanding and our comprehension, the pathway leads to a certain part of external space. But that part of external space was just a directional sign to somewhere. We believe that this directional sign has something to do with Emperor Xia from the Antiquity Age.”
“Emperor Xia?” Lin Feng understood why the Heaven Lake Sect was so anxious about the Green Bronze Crucible of Emptiness. Emperor Xia was an emperor of the humans in the Antiquity Age and he died during the War between the Two Worlds.
A human emperor was a status and honor that represented the strongest individual in a particular era. In that particular era, the emperor ruled over the entire human race.
But as an era changed, this would change naturally. There would also be discrepancies in powers between different emperors.
An elite individual in a prosperous era might not be capable of being an emperor during that era, but he might be up to the task in a darker era.
Such a logic applied to the demonic clan too. From the perspective of long history, the overall powers of both parties had its highs and lows. There were peaks, but there were also deep valleys.
In the history of the human race, if an emperor perished, the inheritance that he left behind at that time would be split among the people then. None of it would be left for his successor. If it was passed all the way down, then it would be regarded as wealth to the people now.
However, there was also an extent to wealth. For example, the first emperor of the Primordial Age and the last emperor of the Primordial Age each had the Immortal Dragon City and the Imperial Palace respectively. Although one was incomplete and the other sustained heavy damage, they were both magic treasures in the destiny realm.
Such magic treasures were undoubtedly precious inheritances. Even if they required heavy resources to repair or cultivate, they were worth dying for. They were powerful enough to catalyze the rise of a superpower.
After all, not every human emperor possessed a magic treasure in the destiny realm.
However, Emperor Xia was like the first and last emperor, as he cultivated a magic treasure in the destiny realm. But it perished alongside Emperor Xia in history.
As expected, Cao Wei continued with, “We did exploit the Mountain and River Holy Man’s Immortal Soul and we can confirm that the external space that he encountered had something to do with the magic treasure of Emperor Xia, the Crucible of the Divine Lands.”
After clarifying the logic behind it, Lin Feng was no longer anxious. Even if he had all ten crucibles now and cultivated the Fire and Ice Fruit into the Fire Affinity Wood, he would not rush to search for the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
When Emperor Xia perished and the Crucible of the Divine Lands went missing, there were some secrets about it. If the Crucible of the Divine Lands was not destroyed, even if it was damaged, as a magic treasure in the destiny realm, sufficient planning was still needed and it was not that easy to be retrieved.
After keeping Cao Wei’s Immortal Soul back into the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner and since the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain had already submitted to him, Lin Feng put the matter aside temporarily. Cultivating a magic treasure in the Mahayana realm was not something that could be done quickly.
He drew a light circle in void space and the light circle revealed the image of the Heaven Lake.
As what he expected, without the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain, Cao Wei and the Two Elders of Ice and Fire, the Heaven Lake Sect could not withstand a combined attack by the Royal House of the Northern Tribes and the Great Zhou Empire.
While the Heaven Lake Sect had a formation to protect it, it was not sufficient for Nascent Soul Stage cultivators to support it. It would be very difficult for them to handle a long period of battle with Immortal Soul Stage Elders. They were eventually overran by the Immortal Soul Stag Elders.
The Great Zhou Empire sent the image of Cao Wei and the Two Elders of Ice and Fire being repressed in the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land to the Heaven Lake Sect, causing a huge commotion. After that, the Heaven Lake Sect was filled with silence.
After the silence, an even greater upheaval and argument ensued. There were even outbreaks of conflicts internally. But the chaos was settled very quickly. Most of them submitted to the Great Zhou Empire. Those who resisted were killed on the spot.
After that, the Lord of the Royal House destroyed the holy ground of the Heaven Lake Sect and extinguished their Holy Fire. He also destroyed the Ice Palace. The Heaven Lake Sect was finished just like that.
After seeing this scene, Lin Feng was neutral. His gaze flashed a little and he drew another light circle in space. As a light figure flashed, a lady in green appeared.
“What a bold move, Master Lin.” It was Yan Mingyue. She looked at Lin Feng and smiled, “I am impressed.”
Lin Feng said indifferently, “You are too kind with your words. I must thank you for coordinating all this. It made today possible.”
Yan Mingyue smiled, “Not just me, you have to thank Grandmaster Zheng Yi too.”
Lin Feng smiled and did not continue speaking.
Right now, the situation was that the Great Void Sect and Celestial Sect of Wonders as well as the other great powers were on opposite sides. The Great Void Sect could not operate like it used to anymore.
Such a situation was something the radical faction was willing to pursue.
To Kuang Heng and the rest, they might not have such an idea at the start and they might not have expected Lin Feng to have such powers. They just wanted to suppress Lin Feng.
But after this battle, the Zheng Yi Holy Man was only there to save his sect members and he forgone a battle with Lin Feng. Besides having no magic treasures in the destiny realm and a lack of confidence, he also had other considerations. Things were not that simple.
What made it difficult for the Zheng Yi Holy Man to accept was that the stone stairs landed in Lin Feng’s hands.
Lin Feng looked at Yan Mingyue calmly and smiled, “Are you going to be kicked out by the Great Void Sect this time?”
“Master Lin, you must be joking.” Yan Mingyue smiled too, “Uncle Yan and Grandmaster Zheng Yi are not that narrow-minded. The Great Void Sect has to try venturing on a new path. Of course, the path may be different but the target is the same.”
“Whichever path we choose to take will depend on the detailed circumstance. If things are not right, then I will reverse naturally.”