Chapter 647: Danger and Opportunity Exists Together
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng stood quietly in the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World. Inside it was a huge crucible that was three foot tall. The body of the crucible was carved with the image of mountains and rivers. It was the Mountain and River Void Crucible, the magic treasure of the late Mountain and River Holy Man.
Around the crucible, there were nine smaller Green Bronze Crucibles. They formed a formation structure, but they were not protecting the Mountain and River Void Crucible that was in the center.
After the Nine Familial Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness were gathered, they exhibited how different they were. Although they were nine Nascent Soul Stage magic items, after forming the structure of the formation, they achieved a resonance with the Mountain and River Void Crucible. Their might was not lacking.
The formation structure formed by the Nine Familial Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness activated a miraculous and special power concept, shocking void space.
As Lin Feng saw this, he knew that Cao Wei was not lying. The Nine Familial Green Bronze Crucibles of Emptiness was indeed cultivated by the Mountain and River Holy Man himself.
While the nine crucibles were only magic items, the formation structure they formed was the key in the Immortal Soul of the Mountain and River Holy Man. The Mountain and River Void Crucible was only cultivated after he achieved the Immortal Soul.
But the powers of both parties matched each other. Although they were different, they could achieve a resonance with each other. As they combined, they supplemented each other.
As the two parties combined, the 10 crucibles had already formed a new formation. They broke through void space and created a path that seemed to be there and not there.
Lin Feng used his finger to tap and a streak of jade-green water flow landed within the Mountain and River Void Crucible.
Within the Mountain and River Void Crucible, a weird tree grew at this moment. The roots were deep and the bottom half of the tree along with the branches were all crimson red like fire. Their temperatures were extremely high.
At times, there were flames that raged on the stem and branches of the tree, but did not hurt the tree. Amidst the raging flames, the tree became more and more prosperous.
But above, the top part of the tree and leaves were a patch of ice-blue color. It was like winter when snow fell. Even the leaves were frozen into crystals.
This was the Fire Affinity Wood that was nurtured from the Fire and Ice Fruit that Lin Feng nurtured.
This tree was special and it was difficult to graft a new one out. It grew very slowly and even the effects of the Blessed Spiritual Land was limited. Lin Feng spent quite some effort to nurture the tree till its current state.
The Fire Affinity Wood kept on growing and the branches extended upwards. Through the path created by the formation of the 10 crucibles, it extended till the external space, just like a bridge that transcended heavenly barriers.
Lin Feng lifted his legs and walked through the branches of the Fire Affinity Wood and found himself deep within void space. He followed the path and moved forward.
As he walked, Lin Feng felt something was not right, “Such strong boundary powers feels like it can only exist between the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses. Don’t tell me this is the path to the Barren Expanses?”
The tension between both worlds seemed to have disappeared and the path seemed to reach its end. Lin Feng broke through void space and looked over. In front of him, there were a series of barren and ancient mountains.
As he sensed the flow of spiritual energy, Lin Feng understood things, “This is not the Barren Expanses, but a spatial crack that developed between the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses. Eventually, it expanded to form a plane of space.”
“But I’m not the first to set foot in this plane of space.” Lin Feng raised his brows. As he moved and stopped, he was already in the deep regions of the mountains. As he stood in the sky, he looked beneath him.
He saw that between the mountains, there was a cyclone. It was as if a black hole was moving.
Lin Feng extended his finger to point at the cyclone. The cyclone disappeared rapidly. Lin Feng raised his brows, “Interesting.”
A ball of Purple Clouds surged out quickly and engulfed the cyclone that was about to disappear. Lin Feng comprehended the vibration of power form within and he became more serious, “Heavenly Charms Grand Sage has made some progress?”
During the Battle at Xiling city, Lin Feng brought the Great Qin, Great Zhou, Purple Clouds Sect, Royal House of the Northern Tribes and other great powers together to oppose the Great Void Sect. He also removed the Heaven Lake Sect from the Divine Lands.
The Great Void Sect maintained its silence eventually. The reason was because there was some weird movement in the Barren Expanses.
Many of the great demons that did not reveal themselves previously were all restless now. They started to take action on an unprecedented scale since the War Between the Two Worlds.
Even many of the powerful demon tribes that did not participate in the War Between the Two Worlds were suddenly active.
Ever since the War Between the Two Worlds, as compared to the human cultivation world, the conflicts within the demons were more and more intense. This caused the powers of the demons to be restored less quickly.
But these demons that did not engage in the war were not included. Now that they were all appearing, the pressure on the humans became huge.
That was what caught the attention of the Great Void Sect and was taken very seriously by them. As Lin Feng and the rest received news of this, they were also concerned.
There were signs that suggested that the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, who stole a part of the Hades’ Dark Mantra in the Cloud Forest World, had used his Hunyuan Demonic Code to combine the Hades’ Dark Mantra, hoping to derive the first chapter of the Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao as well as the meaning behind the entire Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao.
The Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao was the top cultivation manual of the demonic clan. Just by possessing the second chapter of the Hunyuan Demonic Code, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage was able to dominate the entire Barren Expanses. He was also recognized as the leader of the Ten Demonic Saints.
Ever since the Royal Hades Region perished and the Hades Tribe disappeared, the complete Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao was lost. Especially the most mysterious, first chapter, which went completely missing.
If the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage could complete the entire Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao, regardless whether it’s for the Divine Lands or the Barren Expanses, it would be a shocking matter. Its influence would be widespread and would not be inferior to the rise of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The Royal Hades Region resisted the attack of the Supreme Heavenly Mirror and the Saintly Celestial Sword a long time ago, before destroying the Great Thunderclap Temple’s magic treasure in the destiny realm, Mount Meru. This scene flashed in the minds of the powerful human cultivators, causing them to feel a chill down their spines.
The reason why everyone was so quiet in recent times was because they had placed their attention on the Barren Expanses.
The Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao could re-appear. This caught the attention of the demons more than the humans.
The demons would be eyeing the Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao, but they were warier of the humans.
Right now, between the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses, it was like the moment before the volcano erupted. The current peace was just a period where both parties accumulated power for the imminent explosion.
Lin Feng caught a cyclone in this plane of space and sensed the change in demonic powers within. It was similar to that of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage.
Through the power concept within, Lin Feng could confirm that the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s power had increased.
However, deducing the complete version of the Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao was only the beginning of everything. As time passed, her progress would definitely increase until she achieved success.
The previous guess was proven now. The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage was not looking to allow the Demonic Book of the Heavenly Tao appear, but she had already achieved significant progress.
No wonder she went missing. She was actually retreating and searching for a bigger breakthrough.
This plane of space was one of the places that she used to retreat.
“Too bad I can’t make the first move.” Lin Feng thought. “You are preparing, so am I. You need time, so do I. Let’s see who’s faster.”
Lin Feng waved his hand and brought the aura of the formation of the 10 crucibles into this plane of space. Suddenly, a radiance flashed among the mountains.
“The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage discovered this place by accident. She realized that it is quite secluded, that’s why she stayed here to cultivate for a period of time. After that, she left. Without the Crucible of the Divine Lands, she can’t discover the true brilliance of this plane of space.”
Lin Feng observed the flashing radiance and thought, “The Crucible of the Divine Lands is not here. But just like the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, the Crucible of the Divine Lands was here for a period of time.”
He conjured a spell with both his hands and Lin Feng used his powers to further motivate the radiance. The radiance converted into a light figure instantaneously.
Within the light figures, stars shone, as if the luminaries were right before Lin Feng.
Lin Feng looked at this scene and was a little surprised, “This…this is the Ancient Desolate Galaxy?!”
The Ancient Desolate Galaxy was like the Void Battleground, an alternate plane of space that was independent of the Greater Worlds. But it was not purely a Middle World either.
This alternate plane of space was abnormal and miraculous. It was directly connected to the boundless universe.
Within the Ancient Desolate Galaxy, it was much easier than anywhere else to absorb the powers of the luminaries. The luminaries could even be cultivated.
During the Primordial Age, this was the playground of the demons. Following that, as the humans rose and powerful people appeared, when Emperor Tai held the throne, the Primordial Age ended. The humans and demons were separated into the Divine Lands and Barren Expanses, whereas the Ancient Desolate Galaxy landed in the hands of humans.
Only till the end of the Antiquity Age was the Emperor of Violence overthrown and the powers of the human cultivation world suffered greatly. This allowed the demons to initiate another War Between the Two Worlds and snatched the Ancient Desolate Galaxy back.
Ever since the Royal Hades Region perished, the demon clan had never had another Holy Demonic Emperor again. That was why the few paths to the Ancient Desolate Galaxy were divided among the powerful demonic tribes.
As a Demonic Grand Sage cultivated the Undying Demon Soul Second Level, he would start to cultivate the powers of the luminaries into its body. Eventually, it would reach the Undying Demon Soul Third Level.
After that, more and more luminaries could be infused within the Undying Demon Soul.
That was why obtaining the Ancient Desolate Galaxy was very beneficial to the demon clan. After the few War Between the Two Worlds since the Antiquity Age, the humans wanted to snatch this place back, but they had been unsuccessful.
To the humans, the powers of the luminaries were a very outstanding source of power in the world. If they could obtain it, the benefits would be boundless.
Lin Feng looked at the star lights that were flashing in the light figure and muttered, “So this is the case. The disappearance of the Crucible of the Divine Lands has something to do with the Ancient Desolate Galaxy.”
He tried to figure it out, “This light figure is formed from the powers of the Crucible of the Divine Lands and not a boundary pathway towards the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. But through this light figure, a powerful person can open his own pathway.”
“Even if it’s not necessary to open it now, the star lights can also be received and cultivated. The effects will be great.”
Lin Feng pondered for a moment and thought, “There’s room to operate here.”
He controlled the light figure and sealed it temporarily before he returned to Mount Yujing himself. He cut off the pathway temporarily and called Xiao Yan and the other Immediate Disciples before him.
“Tell the world that our sect will be opening our mountain for the third time to accept disciples. At the same time, we will conduct the first internal competition within our sect and we shall invite our comrades over to watch. All of you shall descend the mountains and go to various spots to accept disciples. After that, bring all of them back to the mountain.