Chapter 693: The Grand Celestial Seven Seas and the Appearance of the Three Mountains
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lei Jie took in a deep breath and it appeared that he had made his choice. The thunder giant on his forehead appeared to have collapsed immediately.
No one predicted this. The smile on the Lei Family head, Lei Lie, disappeared immediately. His pupils expanded as he stared at Lei Jie tightly.
Chen Xingyu did not take this chance to move in for the kill. Instead, he withdrew his Yin Yang Heaven Crushing Earth Grinding Spell and looked calmly at Lei Jie.
At that moment, Lei Jie’s expression had returned to normal. He said calmly, “For this round, I forfeit.”
The Dharma Hall erupted into chaos. The disciples of the Lei Family were even more shocked. Everyone was in disbelief as to why Lei Jie would forfeit.
Many Nascent Soul stage cultivators of the Lei Family looked at Lei Jie. They were clear that Lei Jie, who possessed the Nine Qi True Thunder Form had more than enough power till now.
Of course, that may not be the full extent of Chen Xingyu’s power. However, they two were still tied. If they continued fighting, Lei Jie still had a chance.
It’s not just about obtaining a good ranking in this spiritual conference organized by the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Defeating a core disciple of the Great Void Sect would greatly increase the prestige of Lei Jie’s name and firmly establish him as an upcoming talent.
Lei Lie, the head of the Lei Family, knew that this descendant of his was never truly happy about being compared unfavorably to Shi Tianyi.
After Shi Tianyi lost to Shi Tianhao, Lei Jie’s target changed. Naturally, his new target became Shi Tianhao.
The reason for Lei Jie attended this conference was so that he could get last.
With Lei Lie’s understanding of him, Lei Jie could not be seeking defeat intentionally so that he could challenge Shi Tianhao. Such an act would indicate that he was challenging Shi Tianhao in the capacity as a junior seeking advice from a senior. Proud Lei Jie would never accept it.
He wanted to defeat all of the second-generation Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples before challenging Shi Tianhao openly.
Hence, even if he forfeited the match with Chen Xingyu now, he would not use the chance to challenge Shi Tianhao or his fellow disciples.
As a result of his deep understanding of Lei Jie, Lei Lie was shocked as to why would Lei Jie forfeit the match.
Lei Jie’s face was dark. He knew what his family members were thinking.
By forgoing the match, there was not much point in him taking part in this spiritual conference. Many people would think that he was scared of battle and faced with Chen Xingyu of the Great Void Sect, he lost his nerves.
Not only would he be unable to raise his prestige, it would also damage Lei Jie’s reputation.
Lei Jie knew all of this. After a short deliberation, he still decided to forfeit.
“By stopping now, or even regressing, I would be able to progress one step further,” Lei Jie tried to regain his composure. “This will surely solve the problem.”
“I… I am made for success!”
On the Central Great Pavilion at the top of Yun Peak, a bunch of Foundational Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples sat and watched the whole process. Some people, upon seeing Lei Jie forfeiting the match, curiously asked, “What is he doing? He doesn’t appear to be losing.”
“However, I think he has an idea of his own capabilities. He knows that he is no match and hence, he decides to forfeit.”
“Tang Jun, what do you think?”
Suddenly, a youth by the side asked, “You are in the Foundation Establishment stage. Your cultivator is higher than ours, perhaps you can see more?”
The youth called Tang Jun’s eyes were like electricity. He stared tightly at Lei Jie in the light projection and then said, “I don’t know too.”
The person by his side said, “However, you resemble him quite a lot. If you were surnamed Lei too, I would have thought that you were brothers.”
Tang Jun’s face clenched into fists and then, he let go slowly. He laughed and said nothing.
In the Grand Heavens Pavilion, the Lei Family head Lei Lie finally calmed down. He looked at Lin Daohan and Yan Mingyue and said with a smile, “Your honorable sect produces truly extraordinary disciples. My kid is no match.”
Since the start of the spiritual conference, the Marquis of Xuanji, Zhu Hongwu, who was sitting quietly by the side telepathically communicated to him, “Looking at it now, your grandson’s forfeiture this time should have a cause.”
Lei Lie’s gaze flashed as he replied, “Please don’t rush, Marquis. I’ll ask Lei Jie afterward for the reason.”
The other Immortal Soul elders congratulated Lin Daohan, “Daoist Lin has a successor. That’s truly worth celebrating.”
Lin Feng looked at this scene and laughed, “A good master produces excellent disciples.”
“That still can’t be compared to the disciples under the Master of the Celestial Sect,” said Lin Daohan calmly and humbly. “My disciple still has much to learn and much to work on. I hope you won’t mind him entering the Celestial Wonders World of your honorable sect.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Perhaps he may even win the chance at a Baptism of the Original Stellar Light.”
Yan Mingyue too smiled, “Master Lin is too kind. Regardless, we should thank Master Lin for his generous gift.”
The powers of the luminaries were incomparable in their breadth and depth. Even Immortal Soul cultivators may not be able to handle them and hence, even if they were able to bring in the powers of the stars, they too may be destroyed because of its destructive powers.
The Xian Heaven Holy Stellar Light of the Great Void Nine Heavenly Spells of the Great Void Sect was a spell that used such a power.
The more powerful spells included the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, whose power was visible.
To cultivate with the powers of the star, it was extremely difficult. Since ancient times, only demons who had formed the original true spirit could cultivate with the powers of the luminaries. For human cultivators, it was deathly difficult.
The only way to do so would be through the Ancient Desolate Galaxy, which was under the control of the demons. It was extremely mystical and acted like a buffer zone. Human cultivators could cultivate there and borrow upon the powers of the stars.
Lin Feng was able to control a reflection of the Ancient Desolate Galaxy where he managed to obtain the power of the stars. Hence, he was able to cleanse and further strengthen the souls and bodies of his disciples.
However, it was ultimately just a reflection of the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. It was formed by Emperor Xia and his Destiny-level magic treasure, the Crucible of the Divine Lands and not a true pathway into the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. Hence, the powers of the stars that could be used were still limited.
At the same time, the Baptism of the Original Stellar Light, while a lot more gentle, could only be endured by cultivators of a certain level. Only exceptional cultivators could accept the Baptism of the Original Stellar Light to reach a higher level.
In the Celestial Sect of Wonders, only a few people could take it.
Even so, the powers of the stars were limited. Lin Feng’s willingness to use this as a prize earned him the approval of Lin Daohan, Yan Mingyue, Shi Yu, and company.
The Lightning Swordmaster sighed and said, “Speaking about it, none of the Grand Celestial Seven Seas is in our hands.”
With that, the many Immortal Soul stage cultivators nodded their heads in agreement.
The Grand Celestial Seven Seas referred to the Starry Sea, the Void Sea, the Netherworld Sea, the Black Sea, the Ying Sea, the Spirit Sea and the Death Sea. They were beyond the Grand Celestial World but they were different from the Middle World. Instead, they were spaces bigger than the Middle World.
The Starry Sea was the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. During the Primordial Age, it was like the playground of the demons. In the Antiquity Age, it was occupied by Man and became the residence of the various human emperors. In the late Antiquity Age, the demons reclaimed it. Till now, it was in their hands.
The Void Sea referred to the Void Battleground. Space inside it flowed chaotically and everywhere was enveloped by Void Storm. Humans and demons often entered it to search for treasures and hence, it did not belong to any one side specifically.
The Netherworld Sea referred to the Netherworld Sea. Legend had it that it was the location of the Netherworld Land, where it was plagued by misfortunes and disasters. The River Styx Primordial Water, the Blood River Primordial Water, the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze, the Red Lotus Fire, the Nine Nether Draught and the Avīci Infernal Gale all originated from there.
The Netherworld Sea existed in an enclosed state. It was neither fully connected with the Divine Lands nor the Barren Expanses. However, there were some dimensional tears that may appear. However, they disappeared as soon as they appeared.
The River Styx Primordial Water, the Blood River Primordial Water, the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire and the other calamities may escape from these tears to wreck havoc in the human world.
The Black Sea was only connected to the Barren Expanses and not the Divine Lands. It was where the dragons could be found.
The Ying Sea was connected to the Divine Lands and located in the east of the Great Zhou Empire’s maritime holdings. It was also known as the Sea of Mirages. Many odd and abnormal things could be found floating there. It was also filled with mirages. Compared to the Void Battleground, it was much tamer. However, it was still a place filled with mystery and very difficult to navigate.
Many Immortal Soul stage cultivators were lost there, and countless more cultivators below the Immortal Soul stage.
Amongst the many powerful cultivators of the Divine Lands, many sought to explore the Ying Sea. However, like the Void Battleground, very few obtained what they wanted. Man was still far from controlling it.
Strictly speaking, just like how the Black Sea was found in the Barren Expanses, the Ying Sea was considered the backyard of the Divine Lands. What was awkward, however, was that the easternmost sea of the Divine Lands was connected by an inter-world passage to the Barren Expanses. Hence, demons did not need to spend much effort to enter the Ying Sea.
To protect the passage to the Ying Sea, the two sides came to blows many times. The Great Zhou Empire stationed many cultivators there to prevent demons from entering.
The Spirit Sea and the Death Sea were much more mysterious. They were harder to locate than the Netherworld Sea.
The Heavenly Master Swordmaster said suddenly, “Speaking about it, it’s almost time for the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea to appear. Legend has it that whoever controls the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea will control the entire Ying Sea. I wonder if it’s true.”
Hearing that, regardless of whether it was Shi Yu, the Qin Emperor, or the Marquis of Xuanji, all of them frowned immediately.
The Azure Pulse Swordmaster of the Vast Sea Sword Sect remained emotionless as his gaze turned towards the Heavenly Master Swordmaster. The Heavenly Master Swordmaster smiled slightly but said nothing.
A half-smile crossed Yan Mingyue’s face while Lin Daohan just sighed.
Lin Feng looked interestedly at the scene before him. He thought in his heart, “The Three Mountains of the Ying Sea? Sounds interesting.”