Chapter 700: This May Be A Trap…
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
On the side of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Xiao Yan and the others turned to look at Luo Qingwu. However, they did not appear concerned. Instead, they appeared to be making fun of her. “Fortunately, you managed to achieve good results from your closed-door training. If not, you are sc*wed!”
Luo Qingwu arched her eyebrows and said with a smile, “If I hadn’t mastered the Fifth Sword, it would have troublesome for me to come up against him. However, now that I mastered the Fifth Sword, there isn’t much for me to worry.”
Xiao Yan shook his head, smiled and said, “Hehe, too bad Chen Xingyu entered the top four. If he had challenged you, we are up for a good show.”
Luo Qingwu laughed softly and said, “Battling against him will be fruitful too, perhaps I can perfect my Fifth Sword.”
Xiao Yan’s expression betrayed a tinge of schadenfreude as he said, “If Yuncong did not use the Yin Yang Reversal Spell, he may not reveal his true self. With the depth of his abilities, it is amazing that he did not reveal any bit of it.”
“In the second round, he did not fight with anyone and avoid a complicated battle. Hence, he managed to take control of the situation. However, since then, he probably planned on concealing his identity as a Yin-Terminating Entity. He appears cheerful but actually, he is full of little tricks.”
Wang Lin looked at Lin Feng and said, “While he did hide his identity as a Yin-Terminating Entity, I doubt that he is targeting our junior.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head, “Correct, I was just making fun of Junior Luo just now. However, Chen Xingyu’s actions seemed to be by his own accord, rather than by any instruction from the Great Void Sect. His sect only tacitly approves of his decisions.”
Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and the rest nodded their heads.
Lin Feng, listening to his disciples debate from his seat, smiled and said nothing. Chen Xingyu may be a Yin-Terminating entity, which was something he did not foresee. However, that was surprising to the point whereby he was at a loss as to what to do.
Lin Fen was clear about Zhou Yuncong’s abilities ever since he was retrieved by Zhu Yi and Yang Qing and when he subsequently joined the sect.
Like how there were Yang-Incinerating entities, there were Yin-Terminating entities too. People with these two elemental types may easily kill themselves, and it was extremely rare for anyone of them to become a cultivator.
However, one or two would eventually succeed. Since Zhou Yuncong managed to live, it too proved that Yin-Terminating Entities could live. It needed not be Chen Xingyu, for it could Zhao Xingyu, Qian Xingyu, Sun Xingyu or Li Xingyu.
There were records of these entities in history, proving their existence.
However, Lin Feng did not expect that Zhou Yuncong and Chen Xingyu would live in the same era. He also did not expect that Chen Xingyu would join the Great Void Sect.
However, he did expect Chen Xingyu to become an exceptional disciple under the tutelage of the Great Void Sect.
Lin Feng stared at the two combatants and thought, “Could there be some trick here? It appears as if someone instructed this young lad to conceal his true self.”
“I feel that had Yuncong not used his Yin Yang Reversal Spell, Chen Xingyu may not reveal his true self even if he lose to Zhou Yuncong.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Interesting, this spiritual conference reveals that there are many interesting characters in the later generation.”
In the Dharma Hall, Chen Xingyu’s expression was serious. His gaze betrayed a flash of regret and then, he returned to normal. He lifted his head to look at Zhou Yuncong as his two eyes shone even brighter than before.
He took in a deep breath and the black Yin gas around him disappeared.
In the next instant, an icy, dark blue mist surrounded his body. In the dark blue mist, there was a hint of a pale, white light.
“This is indeed the Yin-Terminating aura.” The many Immortal Soul elders in the Grand Heavens Pavilion nodded their heads. They knew that this was the Yin-Terminating aura Chen Xingyu obtained after he extinguished all of his internal Yin energy. Like Zhou Yuncong’s Yang-Incinerating aura, it was extremely powerful.
While it was not as aggressive as the Yang-Incinerating aura, it was much heavier.
Chen Xingyu’s two fingers were straight like swords. He pointed at Zhou Yuncong and immediately, a blast of icy-blue Yin-Terminating aura turned into a sharp, sword aura. It shot straight at Zhou Yuncong.
Zhou Yuncong looked at Chen Xingyu in the eye. Then, the Yang aura around him turned into the Yang-Incinerating aura, which flew towards Chen Xingyu’s Yin-Terminating aura.
The black, knife-like aura and the blue sword aura clashed in mid-air. The icy-blue sword aura disappeared like smoke into nothing while the black, knife-like aura too froze into ice crystals. In the next instant, it crumbled into fine dust and disappeared.
Chen Xingyu performed a gesture with his finger and his gaze appeared normal. He betrayed no emotion in his eyes, but a faint, blue light danced.
The icy-blue mist continued to compress and condense till it became a blue ray of light. In the light, one could still a pale, white light flashing.
The cultivators watching the battle from the Dharma Hall all inhaled. Under their elders’ prompting, they knew that the icy-blue light was the next level of Chen Xingyu’s Yin-Terminating aura, the Yin-Terminating Hell.
Like Zhou Yuncong’s Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit, this too possessed a destructive force that was able to wreck the balance of Yin and Yang in its target. It could fundamentally cripple one’s opponent mana and once it entered the target, it would be able to destroy all of his/her Yin energy. It was the enemy of Yin energy everywhere.
Like Zhou Yuncong, as Chen Xingyu’s mastery became higher, this powerful ultimate move would just become stronger and stronger.
At this moment, the battle between Chen Xingyu and Zhou Yuncong became extremely dangerous. Once either party was harmed by his opponent, it may cause irreparable damage.
Chen Xingyu intoned slowly, “Yin and Yang are limitless, the Void and the realm of cultivation.”
His two hands continually performed gestures as the icy-blue Yin-Terminating Hell swirled around Zhou Yuncong. Then, it formed an icy-blue world, trapping Zhou Yuncong within it.
Space stacked non-stop on top of each other. It appeared to turn into a giant bell, which then fell on top of Zhou Yuncong, trapping him within.
Other than the Yin Yang Heaven Crushing Earth Grinding Spell, this is another powerful move of the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void!” Fan Xuefeng and the other Great Void Sect disciples stared intently.
This move harnessed the power of the void and turning it into a small world and then suppressing one’s enemy in it. Afterwards, one would weaken one’s enemy by using the limitless power of Yin and Yang. This was another powerful move of the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void, known as the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World.
It was not as powerful as the Yin Yang Heaven Crushing Earth Grinding Spell, but it was much more stable, giving one’s opponent no chance of retaliation.
However, Fan Xuefeng and the rest soon realized that Chen Xingyu’s spell was different.
The aura he used to weaken Zhou Yuncong was not the power of Yin and Yang. Instead, it was his Yin-Terminating Hell.
Using the power of Yin and Yang would result in it being destroyed by Zhou Yuncong’s Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit.
However, Chen Xingyu’s move now shocked many of the Immortal Soul elders. “While it was just a replacement, it is still built on the foundation of the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World. His understanding of this mantra is extremely deep.”
Chen Xingyu’s icy-cold small world was no longer purely based on the Yin Yang Limitless Mystic World. Instead, it was derived from a spell he created on his own, the Kongyuan Destructive Yin-Terminating World.
As the Kongyuan Destructive Yin-Terminating World enveloped Zhou Yuncong , Chen Xingyu began to use his Yin-Terminating Hell on him. It continually eroded Zhou Yuncong’s mana and the moment Zhou Yuncong exhibited any sign of weakness, he would be harmed by the Yin-Terminating Hell.
Endless amount of icy-blue light danced about in the small world. While it was light, it gave off a bone-chilling aura that summoned one’s deepest fears. This turned the tiny world into a cold Hell, oozing with eeriness, darkness and loneliness.
Anyone trapped in this world had only destruction to look forward to.
In this Yin-Terminating Hell, Zhou Yuncong’s gaze turned even colder. The bloodthirsty aura around him almost solidified into something concrete.
Around him, his Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit burst aggressively. He lifted his right hand in the sky and formed a fist with it. Endless amount of black light swirled around his right hand and then compressed and solidified around it. It appeared as if something awful was about to happen.
It was as if the Apocalypse was coming.
It was like the power than destroyed the spell Yang Likun’s Immortal Heavenly Divine Light, the Everlasting Heavenly Yang Explosion.
In the next instant, uncountable amount of Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit, which had been solidified to its most potent form, began to explode as they bombarded the Yin-Terminating Hell of the Kongyuan Destructive Yin-Terminating World.
In that instant, the terrifying explosive power was extremely destructive, till the point where it forced back the equally-powerful Yin-Terminating Hell.
The entire small world trembled furiously. It seemed like it was about to collapse at any moment.
Chen Xingyu arched his eyebrows. He no longer cared about weakening Zhou Yuncong with the Yin-Terminating Hell, but instead he focused his energy on stabilizing the Kongyuan Destructive Yin-Terminating World.
In Zhou Yuncong’s icy-cold gaze, there appeared to be an ember dancing within. It turned scarlet and then, began to tremble furiously. Streams after streams of black smoke came out from it.
As more and more black streams of light swirled around Zhou Yuncong, they appeared more terrifying than the Everlasting Heavenly Yang Explosion he had used earlier.
Nine streams of black light surrounded Zhou Yuncong. All of them felt extremely heavy. At times, they took the shapes of dragons. At other times, they took the shapes of blazing suns. The energy within them did not burst forth. Instead, they continued to congregate together, causing the Kongyuan Destructive Yin-Terminating World to shake even more violently as if it was about to implode at the very next moment.
Looking at this scene, Chen Xingyu’s eyes shone with a never-before-seen light. His expression returned to normal. He looked at Zhou Yuncong and said, “I have lost.”
Zhou Yuncong’s eyes were bright red as he stared intently at Chen Xingyu. After a long while, the Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit finally calmed down.
The cultivators within the Dharma Hall were all silent as they took in the battle that they had just witnessed.
Despite it being only a relatively short exchange and despite Chen Xingyu admitting defeat, they all felt that the battle’s conclusion was unsatisfactory.
Zhou Yuncong’s final powerful move struck fear into every single cultivator of the later generation. Not only were the Foundation Establishment stage cultivators shocked, even Aurous Core stage cultivators wore heavy expressions.
“The finals shall be another battle between disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders,” said someone bitterly. Those around him appeared to have been jolted from their dreams. They all sighed. They had all hoped that Chen Xingyu would be able to beat Zhou Yuncong. However, once again, the top two positions belonged to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
In the Grand Heavens Pavilion, Lin Feng looked at Lin Daohan, smiled and said, “Thank you for giving my disciple a chance.”
On the other side, Shen Qifeng of the Path of the Heaven-Born of the Samsara Sect fell silent for a while. Then, he opened his mouth and said, “The disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders are truly exceptional. I willingly concede defeat for our bet.”
With that, he opened his palm and the Spiritual Feather Vine flew towards Lin Feng.
As Lin Feng looked at the ball of light floating towards him, his gaze flashed and he smiled in his heart, “This may be a trap…. but I am really interested to find out who’s your backer.”