Chapter 642: The Start of a New Era
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As the Hall of the Dead did not leak the news, Lin Feng’s plans had been ruined.
“It seems like there’s some kind of big plan.” Lin Feng shook his head while laughing.
After settling the problem of the magic treasure embryo, the development of the Celestial Wonders World was able to proceed smoothly.
After a round of selection, the other great powers were also allowed to enter the world.
Lin Feng separated the Celestial Wonders World and the circular ball. As for the battle, although it happened in void space and ended quickly, it still managed to alarm a few Immortal Soul Stage Elders.
Many of them were alarmed, but they were unclear of the detailed situation. They were only making guesses.
Only those on Mount Yujing realized that a new, vast black sea had appeared at the foot of Mount Yujing. While they were shocked, they were also awed by it.
The Yin-Yang Sea was claimed as a forbidden ground by Lin Feng temporarily. Besides a selected few people who could enter, no one else were allowed in. They could only watch it from afar.
After Lin Feng returned to Mount Yujing, Shi Tianhao asked curiously, “Master, the enemy is from the Hall of the Dead?”
“That’s right, and I believe he is one of the top cultivators in the Hall of the Dead.” Lin Feng turned his head to look at his own disciples, “All of you may meet someone like this in the future. All of you must be prepared for it.”
Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao and the rest nodded their heads. Wang Lin said, “That person cultivated a Tao fruit. I believe that he must be in the Immortal Soul Third Level. He is so strong that the Dual Polarity Peak Elder is not his match.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “That’s right, this person cultivates the orthodox mantras of the Emperor of the Dead. The Tao fruit that he cultivated is the legendary Life and Death Netherworld Tao Fruit.”
“The human figure that appeared from the Tao fruit feels weird.” Wang Lin raised his brows, “The moment when he switched from black to white, the human figure seemed real. His powers are very strong.”
Lin Feng said, “That is indeed the effect of the Life and Death Netherworld Tao fruit. He can cultivate the dead cultivators that he killed into evil spirits, preserving their cultivation and powers.”
“To a certain extent, it is similar to the Unholy Marionette summoned by the River Styx Primordial Water. But it is much stronger, as the Life and Death Netherworld Fruit can allow the evil spirits to convert into real humans for a short period of time.”
“In fact, the River Styx Sect is the one of the sects which inherited the orthodox mantras of the Emperor of the Dead, but they ended during the Middle Ages as they were destroyed.”
Everyone was shocked, “They have really resurrected?”
The River Styx Nirvana Mantra summoned by the River Styx Primordial Water originated from the already perished demonic arts sect, the River Styx Sect. The secret manual spell, the Unholy Marionette, could help to cultivate a person’s soul into a puppet that listened to its master’s orders.
The puppet could retain its memories and awareness, but it would be under the control of the cultivator that exhibited the spell.
But for the Unholy Marionette, it could only control the soul and not the flesh. While the powers of the dead were preserved, there was always going to be a con to it.
Especially since the Unholy Marionette could only cultivate those below the realm of the Immortal Soul Stage into puppets. For those in the Immortal Soul Stage, it was useless.
Whereas the Life and Death Netherworld Tao fruit could cultivate the dead Immortal Soul Stage cultivators into evil spirits.
The two Life and Death Netherworld Tao Fruits that Xuan Li fought against contained one elder and one scholarly middle-aged man.
The both of them were in the Immortal Soul Third Level!
But after they were killed, they were engulfed and cultivated by the Life and Death Netherworld Tao Fruit. They were even briefly resurrected and fought with Xuan Li.
“This person’s mantras are not cultivated to their extremes yet.” Lin Feng said, “The powers of the two Immortal Soul Stage cultivators that were cultivated into evil spirits were not fully displayed yet and they were unable to cultivate their own Tao fruits. Otherwise, their powers will be even stronger.”
Lin Feng retrieved the torn page of the book and understood the cultivation of the Hall of the Dead better, “The evil spirits cultivated within the Life and Death Netherworld Fruits can switch their allegiance. These two evil spirits should not have been cultivated by the Hall of the Dead cultivator I faced, but he inherited it from someone else. That is why he is unable to summon its full powers.”
“But when his cultivation is complete and his powers reaches their peak, he can control them freely.”
Even so, Wang Lin and the rest were still shocked. The evil spirits came from two people who had the Immortal Soul Third Level. But they were still killed and cultivated into evil spirits. The orthodox mantras of the Emperor of the Dead were indeed very evil.
Zhu Yi said in a deep voice, “That scholarly middle-aged man possessed powers that resembled the Scholarly Sect from the Antiquity Age.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “The war to overthrow the Emperor of the Dead in the Antiquity Age involved the alliance of the great powers in the Divine Lands. This included the Scholarly Sect. Although they finally overthrew the Emperor of the Dead, the powers of the human cultivation world were also greatly affected. The Scholarly Sect had also weakened during that point in time.”
“This scholarly middle-aged man could have died in that war.”
Zhu Yi sighed, “Sacrificing his life for an ideal, he is indeed a role model.”
Xiao Yan raised his brows, “But Master, where is that elder from? I think he is a sword cultivator. Although he is weaker than the Heaven-Destroying Sword, his sword cultivation is also at the peak. But he does not come from the Mount Shu Sword Sect.”
While the Mount Shu Sword Sect was over-domineering, their reputation as the “Sect of Swords” was not a joke. Although the other sword sects had never admitted before, the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi was indeed the ruler of the other swords. This was something that everyone in the Divine Lands recognized.
Only when Lin Feng revealed the Heaven-Destroying Sword did the legend of this sword became destroyed.
Before Lin Feng and the Heaven-Destroying Sword, if an art of swordplay cultivation had to be pointed out to be independent of the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi, or at least independent of the art of swordplay of Mount Shu, there were only the Heavenly Sword of Oblivion and the Great Void Dual Polarity Mystic Sword Mantra that came from the Great Void Sect.
That was why the art of swordplay of that elder caught the attention of Xiao Yan and the rest, as it was very powerful even though it was independent of the art of swordplay of the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
While this elder lost to Xuan Li, he was unable to summon his own Tao fruit, meaning that it was not his full powers yet.
Xuan Li stood behind Lin Feng and remained expressionless and speechless.
“During the Antiquity Age, there was once an extremely powerful sect. They were comparable or even better than the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Great Thunderclap Temple. They could be mentioned in the same breath as the Great Void Sect. This sect is called the Heaven’s Gate.” Lin Feng spoke slowly. This was a history from very long ago, but there was no need to hide it. Over time, people heard of this sect but knew nothing about them.
Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao and the rest looked at one another, “We seem to have heard of the name before, but that’s just all.”
Lin Feng said, “All of you don’t know, but it’s not unexpected. They were destroyed at the end of the Antiquity Age.”
“The Emperor of Violence was overthrown, and soon after, the War Between the Two Worlds ensued. It was a bloody war. Even the Heaven’s Gate was destroyed.”
Lin Feng’s expression did not change and the tone of his voice remained the same, “The treasure of the Heaven’s Gate was called the Great Heavenly Wheels. It was a magic treasure in the destiny realm that was very powerful. It suppressed countless worlds and dominated the universe. The Emperor of Violence was overthrown because of it.”
“But even this magic treasure could not protect them from the disaster they faced. Eventually, the Heaven’s Gate was destroyed and the Great Heavenly Wheels also disappeared.” As he said till here, Lin Feng seemed to think of something. He revealed a weird smile on his face but did not continue speaking.
Xiao Yan and the rest were shocked by the devastating destruction at the end of the Antiquity Age.
The Heaven’s Gate was as powerful as the Great Void Sect and had many powerful cultivators. They possessed the Great Heavenly Wheels, but they eventually destructed during the big war.
Emperor Tai, who was one of the most powerful emperor, perished at the end of the Primordial Age. Even the founder of the Antiquity Age who had the Imperial Palace and who was extremely resourceful was unable to survive the War Between the Two Worlds.
During the battle at Xiling City, Lin Feng was very mighty. The Celestial Sect of Wonders also had its glory. But as they listened to Lin Feng’s recount of history, everyone started to become less excited.
For Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao, they naturally felt less down. On the other hand, they seemed to have been cleansed and became even more mature. They were more determined to increase their powers and enter an era of prosperity.
The end of every ancient era and the start of a new era contained the worst dangers and the best opportunities.
Everyone’s gaze was filled with a flame of fearlessness and pride.
Lin Feng looked at their expressions and could not help but laughed. He continued saying, “The most powerful abhijna of the Heaven’s Gate then was called the Great Heavenly Mantra. Besides this, there was another secret manual of swordplay.”
“This secret manual of swordplay was called the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique. It’s more powerful than the Heavenly Sword of Oblivion and the Great Void Dual Polarity Mystic Sword Mantra and the only art of swordplay that can challenge the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi then.”
Lin Feng laughed, “Which of them was stronger was even a subject for debate. Only when the Heaven’s Gate was destroyed and disappeared in the long river of history did the Mount Shu Sword Sect lay claim to the fact that the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi was the top art of swordplay in the Divine Lands.”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head, “That elder is someone who had cultivated that sword technique, and was cultivated into an evil spirit after he was killed by the Emperor of the Dead or his successor?”
Lin Feng laughed, “That’s right.”
Everyone nodded their head, “No wonder he’s so strong.”
Lin Feng followed with, “I just thought of something interesting. When the Heaven’s Gate possessed the Great Heavenly Wheels then, they had the thought of cultivating another magic treasure in the destiny realm.”
Yang Qing bit his tongue slightly, “Wow, they are unsatisfied even with the Great Heavenly Wheels. They want two of such magic treasures?”
Zhu Yi said, “That’s not surprising. The Great Void Sect has the Supreme Heavenly Mirror, but they still want to increase the Formation-Bursting Drum and the Void Yin-Yang Clock to the destiny realm. Since they could not manage both separately, they combined them into the Great Void Pavilion, which is equivalent to the second magic treasure in the destiny realm.”
“Increasing one’s powers is something no one will avoid.” Lin Feng said, “The second magic treasure in the destiny realm that the Heaven’s Gate wanted to cultivate was rumored to be based on the prototype of the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique, gathering the unrivalled sword mind and infusing countless magic treasures. Eventually, a Nine Heavens Sword will be formed.”
“But this was only in the conceptual stage. The Nine Heavens Sword was never completed and the Heaven’s Gate was destroyed.”
Xiao Yan and the rest shook their heads and felt that it was a pity.
“Oh?” Xiao Yan’s expression changed. He crushed a Voice-Projecting Crystal and was stunned. He turned to look at Lin Feng, “Master, there’s news from outside that Wu Qingrou quitted his position and returned to his hometown.”