Chapter 7: Versus: Sword Of Radiance And Old Peach Tree
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_, Yuui
Lin Feng led Murong Yanran and the other two to the Stone Village. The battleground had not been cleaned up, and the ground was littered with dried corpses. It looked extremely terrifying as though it were hell on earth.
It wasn’t only Murong Yanran who nearly vomited upon the sight of this miserable scene. Even Ye Ge and the white-robed youth felt nauseous.
The sharp contrast between the charming peach blossoms of the old peach tree and the scene of misery made everyone feel uneasy.
In this living hell, the peach blossoms which were filled with vitality were very eerie.
Lin Feng was just about to speak when there was a sudden disturbance in Stone Village. The adults started swearing while the children started crying. Everybody tried to escape out of the village in every possible direction. They were all avoiding the old peach tree.
Lin Feng looked afar and saw the brilliant red peach blossom petals flying in the air, chasing the villagers.
Every time the flower petals touched a person, the person’s vitality would immediately be sucked clean and turned into a dried corpse.
Seeing Xiao Budian among the crowd, protecting other people and running away with them, Lin Feng let out a long sigh of relief.
Fortunately he encountered Murong Yanran and Co., or else he wouldn’t have had any way to deal with the demon.
With a loud yell, Lin Feng held his head and ran away, as though he received a great fright.
Murong Yanran and the white-robed youth stared at the back of Lin Feng’s disappearing figure and released a cold snort in unison, “Coward.”
Lin Feng didn’t know that his actions had caused him to be looked down upon. Even if he did, he wouldn’t even care.
Of course he had to run. If Xiao Budian and the village elder saw him like this, how would he continue to act like a master hidden from the normal eyes?
On the other hand, Lin Feng also needed to quickly leave the sight of the three people from the Sword of Radiance Sect so that he could prepare to make his move.
It didn’t matter who won or lost, Lin Feng would still make a move.
If the old peach tree won, Lin Feng would not be happy. It was not just the safety of Xiao Budian at stake. He also had to ensure that Murong Yanran and Co. could make it out alive. At the very least, Murong Yanran must not die. If not, who else would go to the Xiao family and break off the marriage?
It also would not be a good thing for Lin Feng if Ye Ge and Co. win too easily. What if they notice Xiao Budian’s potential and bring him into the Sword of Radiance Sect?
Then Lin Feng would have lost everything.
A lose-lose situation is the result that Lin Feng really wanted to see.
Carefully finding a place to hide himself, Lin Feng took out the Northern Aurora Sword and paid close attention to the battle.
The white-robed youth had already pulled his sword out of the scabbard and engaged the old peach tree.
Even though his level of Qi Disciple level 10 is impressive, and he managed to cut down a couple of peach blossoms, he was far from being the old peach tree’s opponent.
When the white-robed youth’s sword aura was about to cut the tree trunk, there was a sudden change in the old peach tree. The peach blossoms on the tree branches released a pink coloured mist, which accumulated to envelope the old peach tree.
When the white-robed youth’s sword cut into the pink mist, it was unable to move, as though it was caught in quicksand.
“How dare you, vile creature?” The white-robed youth’s expression changed. He wanted to recall his flying sword but it was caught by the pink mist. Nothing worked no matter how hard he tried.
Next, the pink mist attacked the white-robed youth, causing his mana to erode. The white-robed youth’s face was instantly flushed red, as though he was drunk from alcohol, as he continued to hold on with great difficulty.
Ye Ge and Murong Yanran were all greatly alarmed as the situation drastically turned bad. Murong Yanran wanted to help but was stopped by Ye Ge. “There’s something strange about this tree demon. Don’t interfere.”
Ye Ge extended his arm and did a sweeping motion, releasing an invisible sword Qi which cut off the connection between the white-robed youth and the old peach tree. After saving the white-robed youth, he handed him over to Murong Yanran. “You guys wait here. I will face this demon alone.”
As he finished speaking, he pulled his sword out of the scabbard and stabbed forward, releasing a golden coloured sword aura.
Ye Ge’s sword aura was much fiercer than the white-robed youth’s. Like a rainbow streaking across the sky, the dazzling sword aura cut straight towards the old peach tree.
The old peach tree repeated the same trick; the pink mist increased its thickness to block Ye Ge’s sword aura. Waves of ripples rose up on the red mist, but Ye Ge’s fierce attack was also successfully averted.
Lin Feng secretly said, “Thank god.” Averting the head-on the attack of Ye Ge, who was a Foundation Establishment rank cultivator, showed that this old peach tree was indeed also at the Foundation Establishment rank.
“Luckily, I wasn’t rash and tried to attack the old peach tree by myself. Even with the Northern Aurora Sword, it would just be a futile attempt.”
Ye Ge gave a cold snort. The bright sword aura turned into a mist and expanded suddenly. The sword mist spreaded upwards and formed an imposing cloud pillar.
The cloud pillar expanded to the extreme and burst apart to form a rain of sword qi. Hundreds of thousands of sword qi shot off in all directions.
The old peach tree was in no rush. All the petals on the tree branches floated down and formed a rain of flowers in the air which shot towards Ye Ge.
The flower petals no longer looked weak and fragile. Instead, they looked like sharp arrows which soared through the clouds and could split rocks. The rain of flowers covered the entire sky and collided with the boundless sword qi in mid air, creating a deafening boom.
The flower petals split while the sword qi vanished. As both sides collided, the world was enveloped by a haze.
Lin Feng was hiding in cover and watching attentively with interest, “Foundation Establishment rank cultivators are indeed skillful.”
As Lin Feng watched, he thought, “What will I do if I had to deal with a Foundation Establishment rank cultivator?”
Naturally, it would be best if he didn’t have to fight. But if he had to, he would need to first set up the Nine Heavens Thunder Summoning Technique to ambush the person. Then, he has to immediately use the Northern Aurora Sword to do a pincer attack while the person is dealing with the lightning.
Success has to be decided within those two moves. If the opponent remains undefeated, he will immediately run away as fast as he can.
Ultimately, under the premise of a successful ambush, he could win, albeit at a pretty low probability.
While Lin Feng was in the middle of his thoughts, the battle between Ye Ge and the old peach tree had already gradually intensified.
It seemed like Ye Ge was the one who had the advantage from the collision between the sword qi and the flower petals.The sword qi crushed over a hundred petals and continued in its momentum to bombard the old peach tree.
The concentrated sword qi landed on the old peach tree like a storm..
The entire body of the old peach tree rippled with a layer of crimson red demonic aura. It was gorgeous and brilliant and it directly bore the bombardment of the sword storm.
Like a rainstorm hitting water, wave after wave of ripples rose up on the red demonic aura. A single beam of sword qi might not be able to break open the old peach tree’s defense but the compound effect of thousands of beams of sword qi slowly eroded the old peach tree’s defense.
Murong Yanran and the white-robed youth were both cheering loudly.
The Stone Village villagers, who had escaped, stopped their footsteps and started to pay close attention to the battle. They also started to cheer when they saw that Ye Ge had the advantage.
Only Lin Feng’s eyes were slightly focused. His heart tightened, “Something’s wrong.”
Naturally, he wouldn’t be worried about the old peach tree. Instead, he felt that the old peach tree seemed to be holding back.
Seeing how the old peach tree was unable to retaliate, Ye Ge, who normally had a cautious nature, was also in high-spirits. The sword sign of his hands changed. His body fused with his sword and flew towards the old peach tree.
The rain of sword qi also became a brilliant sword aura at this instant. Human and sword fused together as one and cut straight down towards the old peach tree.
This attack gave up on the form of the usual mist-like nature. Instead, it focused on lethality and destructive power. Ye Ge’s mana surged and formed a powerful sword aura which was dozens of meters long and as wide as a door.
Right at this moment, a light laugh rang beside Lin Feng’s ear.
It was that low and hoarse female voice again. Her laughing voice was filled with disdain and contempt.
Lin Feng’s eyes jolted wide open. The bright red demon aura around the old peach tree suddenly condensed into a ball of light the size of a fist.
The light orb looks unremarkable, but as Lin Feng saw that light orb, he could feel his soul tremble slightly.
That was mana compressed to the extreme. As a result, the destructive power also reached the extreme.Even the air around the light orb was distorted; the space collapsed towards the light orb.
Ye Ge’s expression changed drastically. “What a cunning demon!”
He had already reached the end of his move and there was no more time to change. He could only brace himself and attack.
Ye Ge’s sword aura collided with the old peach tree’s light orb. A dazzling light burst forth, causing everyone to be unable to open their eyes.
There was not much activity in the instant of contact. But at the very next instant, a deafening roar rose up.
A massive shockwave expanded in all directions. The Stone Village villagers were like blades of straw as they were blown all over the place by the powerful wind.
Lin Feng, who was very far away, also felt his chest tighten. The breath that he was originally about to exhale was actually suppressed.
At the heart of the explosion, a human figure flew out and fell heavily onto the ground. It was Ye Ge.
Ye Ge no longer had the sage-like appearance when they first met. The white robe on his body had already been dyed red with fresh blood.
Murong Yanran and the white-robed youth were all aghast, and hastily went forward to help Ye Ge. Before they could even speak, they were cut off by Ye Ge. The old man hurriedly yelled, “Go! Go quick!”
Before his voice died away, the old peach tree’s flowers fluttered in the wind as the old peach tree prepared for a new round of attacks.
The three people of the Sword of Radiance Sect did not dare to hesitate. Supporting each other, they ran away in a fluster. They no longer had any thoughts of slaying evil. They only thought of one word: Run!
At this moment, Lin Feng summoned the Northern Aurora Sword and pointed its blade straight at the old peach tree.