Chapter 67: River Styx Primordial Water
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
“Ghost King Cannon… Hundred Wraiths Nightwalking Technique… Got it, I found it, it’s here.” Lin Feng felt rejuvenated and carefully read the descriptions.
Ghost King Cannon, a secret spell of the Million Wraith Sect of the past, siphoned the spirits of countless wraiths and released them after compressing them using an arcane technique. Its attack power was very powerful and it was one of the killing moves of the Million Wraith Sect.
The Hundred Ghost Night Parade was a secret spell of the Million Wraith Sect of the past. After killing the target, the user could imprison the soul and use an arcane technique to refine it into a wraith, hiding within the user’s mana. When needed, it could be released to attack enemies. The Wraith completely maintained its cultivation level during life and the number of wraiths that could be controlled was closely related to the user’s cultivation level.
Lin Feng’s eyes turned: “Million Wraith Sect? It is a dark sect that was once very prosperous. Afterwards, it was wiped out by the Mount Shu Sword Sect.”
The Grand Celestial World’s power structure was relatively stable. Besides 30 years ago where the Great Zhou Empire teamed up together with many forces and destroyed the Buddhist sect, there was basically little change.
Before the elimination of Buddhism, the three great holy lands basically represented the strongest power in this world. Even with the matter of the elimination of Buddhism, the shadows of the Great Void Temple and the Mount Shu Sword Sect could be seen, or else the Great Thunderclap Temple couldn’t have fallen.
Ever since the three great holy lands were in power, in the thousands of years of time, the days of the dark sects had not been well. They were basically rats that everyone hated. Even if a couple of big shots had appeared before, they were prominent for a time but they ultimately couldn’t avoid the end of being suppressed and exterminated.
The Million Wraith Sect was a classic example. In its heyday, its name far surpassed regular sects, almost nearing the three great holy lands. It was the holy land of the ghost cultivators of the world and was the leader of the dark sects.
But there was nothing left after the peak other than decline. Due to this or that reasons, after a couple of core dark cultivators in the sect died, they ultimately couldn’t avoid the fate of destruction. They were challenged by a sword cultivator of the Mount Shu Sword Sect who wiped them out by himself, becoming one of the legendary stories in this sword cultivator’s wild life.
Lin Feng glanced at Sikong Nan and suddenly opened his mouth asking: “You are a member of the Million Wraith Sect?”
Sikong Nan was slightly stunned and then burst out into loud laughter: “I am surprised. So there is actually still someone who remembers the Million Wraith Sect.”
“That’s right, I am precisely the last elder of the Million Wraith Sect, Sikong Nan.” He laughed proudly: “You kid, from where did you hear the name of the Million Wraith Sect?”
Lin Feng said slowly: “I heard a friend mention it.”
Sikong Nan laughed saying: “I’ll say you guys have some knowledge.”
Lin Feng continued to slowly say: “In his sect, the story of your Million Wraith Sect has always been circulating around.”
Sikong Nan was surprised: “He is also from a dark sect?”
“No.” Lin Feng shook his head, his face revealing a warm smile like the spring sunlight: “My friend’s name is Liu Yang, he is a disciple of the Mount Shu Sword Sect. In his sect, the story of a mighty senior taking down your Million Wraith Sect by himself has always circulated around.”
Sikong Nan instantly became silent.
The next instant, the space of the entire Pearl of Styx trembled, resounding with Sikong’s howl of utter fury: “I’ll kill you!”
Lin Feng secretly laughed. The angrier Sikong Nan is, the more unstable his mana control will be and the more openings he will reveal.
Even the Pearl of Styx will reject him more.
Sikong Nan was instantly taught a lesson, being miserably suppressed by the 24 Heaven Arhat Formation. At this time he also knew that he had fallen for Lin Feng’s evil trick. He rushed to calm down his mind and just barely succeeded, continuing to confront Lin Feng.
The spiritual energy in the Pearl of Styx was very thick, like lead and mercury. It was very difficult for Lin Feng to move this spiritual energy.
In addition, over an extended period of time of being in contact with this spiritual energy, Lin Feng discovered that his mana actually had signs of gradually going out of control.
It’s not tainting his mana like the Blood River Primordial Water, instead, it had a trend of reverting the mana that Lin Feng painstakingly cultivated back into regular and pure spiritual energy.
The training of Qi in cultivators was channeling the spiritual energy of the world into their bodies and converting it into their own mana. And within this Pearl of Styx, there was actually a faint type of strange power that could reverse the conversion between spiritual energy and mana.
It was precisely by borrowing this power than Sikong Nan was able to withstand the Buddhist light refinement of Lin Feng’s 24 Heaven Arhat Formation.
After thinking deeply, Lin Feng discovered that the Pearl of Styx this item could very likely be related to the legendary River Styx Primordial Water, or even be created using River Styx Primordial Water.
River Styx Primordial Water was also ranked as one of the six great Primordial Waters of the world like the Blood River Primordial Water. It originated from the Netherworld, an existence even closer to the Infernal Hell than the Unholy Blood River.
The Netherworld is also known as the River of Forgetfulness, River Styx Primordial Water was also known as the Water of Oblivion. Its power can purify everything within the world and revert it back to its primordial state.
As long as the human soul is stained with even one drop of River Styx Primordial Water, it would lose all memories.
When mana is contaminated by River Styx Primordial Water, it will also be reverted back to the purest spiritual energy of the world.
Luckily this Pearl of Styx also seems to have been greatly damaged. There wasn’t any real River Styx Primordial Water in the bead, or else right now all of Lin Feng’s mana would have already been reverted clean.
But the Pearl of Styx was after all still created using River Styx Primordial Water and carries a certain degree of the River Styx Primordial Water’s mystical effect, helping Sikong Nan withstand Lin Feng’s refinement.
Lin Feng calculated in his heart: “Fire and water do not agree. If I want to subdue the River Styx Primordial Water, it can only be done by the seven great Primordial Fires that are on the same level as it. I don’t have any of the seven great Primordial Fires in my hands, but at the same time, there isn’t any real River Styx Primordial Water here.”
“The Acalanātha Inferno is one of the spiritual flames second only to the seven great true flames. If I can cultivate the Acalanātha Inferno then I can definitely subdue this Pearl of Styx’s mana.”
Unfortunately, just like his Kṣitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour, currently, Lin Feng has still yet to cultivate the skill of the Acalanātha Inferno. It’s not that he doesn’t have enough talent, but that currently, Lin Feng who is only at the peak of the Qi Cultivation Stage; the level of his Tao technique was too low and not sufficient to cultivate the Acalanātha Inferno.
Lin Feng’s gaze landed on the bodies of the 24 golden Arhats and he thought: “Maybe I can borrow their strength.”
The 24 Śarīras making up the formation were all the spiritual remains of the Great Thunderclap Temple’s eminent monks. The cultivation level of these mighty Buddhist cultivators was far higher than the average Foundation Establishment stage. It was because Hui Ku’s cultivation level was only Foundation Establishment stage, which was why he could only create 24 Arhat light figures with Foundation Establishment strength.
Now that they’ve landed in Lin Feng’s hands, following the increase of Lin Feng’s Tao technique level, Foundation Establishment stage was still acceptable. But if one day he were able to form an Aurous Core and attain the Aurous Core stage, he could remake these Śarīras and obtain 24 Arhat light figures that possessed Aurous Core stage strength. That was a power that could transcend the heavens.
Lin Feng converted his mana to the Buddhist fire type mana of the Art Of Acalanātha. He then used to fire class mana of the Art Of Acalanātha to try and communicate with the 24 golden arhats.
Three golden arhats reacted, resonating with the mana of Lin Feng’s Art Of Acalanātha.
Lin Feng’s heart relaxed when he knew that his guess was correct.
The Śarīras manifesting these three golden Arhats, in life as eminent monks, the Tao technique that they practiced should also have been the Art Of Acalanātha!
Lin Feng instantly laughed: “This will make things easy, I was just afraid that out of the 24 of you there wouldn’t be a single one who practiced the Art Of Acalanātha. Now there are actually three, hehe, old bastard, you’re dead!”
Lin Feng constantly channeled the mana of the Art Of Acalanātha into those three arhat light figures. His mana stimulated the mana hidden with the Śarīras. Blazing flames instantly appeared over the three arhat light figures and they started burning up.
The other Arhats split into three groups of seven, respectively guarding those three blazing Arhats and continuously supplying their mana to the three blazing arhats.
The three blazing arhats brought their palms together and chanted a Buddhist prayer. The fire on their bodies shot into the sky, connecting together as one and turning into a blazing sea of fire.
Warning signs emerged in Sikong Nan’s heart. He stared in terror at the sea of fire above his head: “Little bastard, what do you want to do?”