Chapter 676: Delay?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Liu Hang did his best to protect his own soul and his face was extremely pale. His forehead was streaming with beads of sweat.
“I’ve said before that someone as trashy as you better not rile me.” Yang Likun’s chubby cheeks jiggled and his eyes flashed with a vicious look. He laughed, “Don’t worry, I won’t use the Red Lotus Fire to swallow up your soul. In that way, the protective mechanism of this pagoda will be triggered. Just like that, I can slowly play with you.”
Inside the Grand Heavens Pavilion, the Netherworld Holy Man was furious as he looked at Shen Qifeng, “Shen Qifeng, your disciple is too much.”
Yang Likun was obviously tormenting Liu Hang, causing him to experience a torture worse than death.
Shen Qifeng smiled, “Elder Liu, don’t be anxious. They are just sparring. There’s no surprise attack, plotting or backstabbing involved. They are just exchanging tips with each other.”
“Right now, inside the Celestial Sect of Wonders, with the protective mechanism present, nothing will happen. If this was outside, meeting a demon and getting murdered is something very common. This is only just a training.”
Liu Zhikun’s face turned black, “Training? The Red Lotus Fire damages the soul and foundation of a cultivator. Let’s just forget that this is a torture for Liu Hang. But if this persists, his Aurous Core will be damaged beyond repair. His life will be spared, but he will be useless from then on.”
“Are you telling me that this is just a training? Your disciple is doing this on purpose. Do you think that we are so easily bullied?”
Shen Qifeng laughed while shaking his head, “Why will I do so? Likun and Liu Hang may be from the Path of Heaven-Born and Path of Hell, but they are both from the Samsara Sect. They are just sparring with each other. They know what their boundaries are. You are over-exaggerating.”
Liu Zhikun sniggered and his expression turned more and more fierce. Although the Six Paths of the Samsara Sect were not cordial with one another, they managed to maintain some form of harmony in front of the others. But Yang Likun’s actions now were obviously crossing the boundaries.
At this point, inside the pagoda, between Yang Likun and Liu Hang, a streak of dim yellow water flow appeared and stopped Yang Likun’s Red Lotus Fire.
As the water converged, it converted into a sharp water arrow and killed Liu Hang. The lethal blow sparked the protective mechanism of the Dharma Hall and saved Liu Hang’s life. After that, he was escorted out of the Starry Treasure Pagoda.
Liu Hang’s face was relieved. He thanked the lady who controlled the water flow.
Yang Likun’s smile disappeared and he turned to Li Xingfei, “You helped him?”
The water was surging beside Li Xingfei, as if it was a dragon protecting her. She replied calmly, “Ascending the pagoda is our utmost priority. What you are doing now is wasting our time.”
Yang Likun’s eyes flashed with a ferocious gaze, “Busybody. If all of you can’t wait, you can go first. I am able to settle all five of them on my own.”
Li Xingfei answered indifferently, “I don’t want someone to delay us.”
Yang Likun laughed, “Delay? You better tell this to your own sect. I wonder whose disciple was the one who seemed fierce, but is actually useless.”
“The gathering has already started, but he can go crazy. The Celestial Sect of Wonders don’t need to fill up the numbers so badly, do they?”
Yang Likun continued with, “His Master is already someone who is filling up the numbers among the Immediate Disciples. But he is even worse. What’s the point of such a faction in the Celestial Sect of Wonders? To embarrass the sect?”
Suddenly, Shen Qifeng’s voice resonated in the pagoda, “Likun, stop shooting your mouth off. Otherwise, you’ll receive your punishment back home.”
Yang Likun’s cheeks jiggled a little, “Okay, okay, I won’t say anymore. But, Master, even if I don’t say anything, the reality is there for all of us to see.”
He laughed freakishly and did not bother with Li Xingfei anymore. The Red Lotus Fire was unleashed again, as Liu Hang’s group was kicked out. But he did not torture them this time. Rather, he dealt them a lethal blow instantaneously and kicked them out.
Inside the Grand Heavens Pavilion, Yang Qing remained calm. Shen Qifeng apologized, “My disciple was unruly. I will punish him when we get back home.”
Wang Lin turned to look at Shen Qifeng and was indifferent. He said, “We organized this gathering and invited all of you here to train the juniors. They are young and disobedient. It’s nothing much.”
“However, the gathering has just started. Whatever that is going to happen next, no one knows.”
Shen Qifeng laughed, “With the Dharma Hall around, no one’s life will be lost.”
Wang Lin replied, “That is true. But there’s a saying, ‘Fate worse than Death’.”
Shen Qifeng was quiet for a moment before he replied, “There are many unknown difficulties along the path of cultivation. Everyone has their own destiny.”
Lin Feng did not say anything and just smiled. He turned his attention towards the projection of the Starry Treasure Pagoda.
Although he did not speak, everyone’s vision followed his. Outside the pagoda, Zhou Yuncong finally opened his eyes and stood up.
Zhu Yong and the other two had already rushed into the pagoda after waiting for him for a while. They figured that if Zhou Yuncong entered later, he might fall out due to the various obstacles. When that happened, his performance would be excluded.
In that way, it was better than waiting for him outside the pagoda and wasting their time.
Only Zhao Huan remained outside and waited for him.
Zhou Yuncong saw Zhao Huan and was silent for a while. After that, he said, “You’ve been waiting for a long time.”
Zhao Huan was a little anxious too, but he smiled, “It’s just a gathering. We are fellow disciples after all.”
Zhou Yuncong nodded his head lightly and did not say anything else. He walked towards the pagoda and Zhao Huan followed him.
As they reached the first level of the pagoda, a Wuyang beast came leaping towards them.
As they saw this scene, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing looked at one another before they laughed bitterly.
Xiao Yan shook his head, “Tianhao is too vicious. He put the Tao Wu flesh on the first level. All the Wuyang beasts are gathering on the first level first before they are transported to the other levels using the powers of the pagoda. Most of them will be on the first level though.”
Luo Qingwu sticked out her tongue, “It’s just like letting loose a bunch of hunting dogs to chase after the disciples, causing them to ascend the pagoda even faster.”
Li Yuanfang said, “Everyone has already left. Even the slowest of them all are on the third level. While many of the Wuyang beasts are already chasing them, most of them still remain on the first level.”
Inside the Dharma Hall, all those who were watching this scene shook their heads.
Not only Zhou Yuncong, Zhao Huan was in trouble too. Out of the six seeded candidates of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, two of them were about to get eliminated now.
Someone could not watch this scene, “Zhou Yuncong has implicated his own fellow disciple.”
Inside the room of the Samsara Sect, Du Ting could not help but laugh. “Regardless of the final result of this gathering, Zhou Yuncong’s elimination is bound to make the Celestial Sect of Wonders a laughing stock.
Meng Bei commented, “Even if the other disciples perform well, they cannot hide this embarrassment. This guy has also wiped off the efforts of his fellow disciples.”
Du Ting laughed, “You are right, Master.”
Inside the Starry Treasure Pagoda, Zhao Huan looked at the countless Wuyang beasts leaping towards them and his brows raised. As he wanted to warn Zhou Yuncong, he saw Zhou Yuncong continue moving forward.
As Zhou Yuncong continued to inch forward, his body started to burn with a bright radiance. The Grand Sun Primordial fire was eye-blinding.
In the next moment, the radiance that was coming from Zhou Yuncong’s body smashed right into the center of the pack of the Wuyang beasts!
A huge tremor expanded from the center and caused an earthquake. The space in the pagoda started to shake.
The Wuyang beasts that were around Zhou Yuncong were destroyed by the Grand Sun Primordial Fire that he unleashed.
Zhao Huan opened his eyes wide and looked at Zhou Yuncong. As he moved forward, any Wuyang beast that came dashing towards him was killed by the Grand Sun Primordial Fire.
Inside the Dharma Hall, the cultivators that watched this scene were shocked. Du Ting almost choked on his own saliva, “This guy, he actually…”
Meng Bei also raised his brows and snorted, “It’s useless. There are too many of them. Even if he is talented, he can’t hold off all of them.”
Even an elephant can be taken down by many ants. Furthermore, the Wuyang beasts were extremely ferocious.
With such a huge number of them, even for Meng Bei who was an Aurous Core Stage cultivator, he could not handle them.
“After all, while his powers are strong, his foundation is unstable. He can go crazy easily. This is just a waste of his…energy….”
As Meng Bei was saying, his words came out slower and slower and his voice went softer and softer. His eyes became bigger and bigger.
Inside the pagoda, Zhou Yuncong remained indifferent as he was surrounded. But he soon conjured a ferocious, killing aura around him which was fiercer than the Wuyang beasts!
The golden flames around him disappeared and converted into a dark and brutal gas that surrounded him.
Zhao Huan was shocked as he looked at Zhou Yuncong. He felt fearful in his heart. His intuition told him to turn around and leave. The further he was from Zhou Yuncong, the better.