Chapter 722: A Mortal Cannot Comprehend the Wonders of Fangzhang
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng expended one of the crystallization of his Holy Light of Creation to trap the Freshwater Holy Man’s white light. It was not just to prevent his escape but also to preserve the white light. After he lifted the black and white light, the white light produced by the talisman began to work once again.
Lin Feng himself stepped onto the white light and was immediately transported to the Ying Sea, one of the Grand Celestial Seven Seas.
“The secret of the white light appears to be some sort of unique transportation power. While it can only be used once and in only one direction, its ability to cut through the dimensions is astounding,” thought Lin Feng, “I only hope that my previous guess is wrong.”
As he thought about it, Lin Feng followed the white light into an alternate dimension enveloped with thick fog and clouds.
The white light gradually dissipated and just as it was about to vanish completely, Lin Feng performed a gesture and said quietly, “Stabilize!”
Purple clouds began to appear as they stabilized the faint white light. The white twisted and turned in the purple clouds and finally, it started to turn purple. Then, it turned into a tiny sliver of purple light that was as thin as a needle.
The thin purple light was like a fish as it moved about in the purple clouds.
Lin Feng’s gesture changed once again as he said, “Go!”
The thin purple light shot out like an arrow into the thick white fog and clouds.
Lin Feng followed closely behind as he flew above the cloud-covered sea.
At that time, Lin Feng finally had the energy to take note of his surroundings. The water underneath him appeared similar to the East Sea. However, the spiritual energy here was much thicker and much more chaotic.
The white clouds above the sea stretched as far as one’s eyes could see. He believed that the entire sea was covered with this cloud.
In this humongous alternate dimension, the sea and the clouds were split into two.
The Ying Sea and the Void Sea, otherwise known as the Void Battleground, were both dangerous spots in the Grand Celestial World. However, unlike the chaotic dimensional streams on the Void Battleground, the Ying Sea appeared much more calm.
However, that was only a superficial analysis. Lin Feng could be certain that regardless whether it was the white clouds or the calm sea underneath him, both were riddled with great dangers.
Lin Feng’s supernatural awareness could only do a light reconnaissance for him. He did not dare to venture further as he feared that reality would become indistinguishable from illusion.
The Two Elements of Creation, coupled with the Ancient Mirage Leather and the Heaven-Reflecting Stone, allowed Lin Feng to increase his understanding of reality and illusion way beyond the level of ordinary cultivators.
However, even he would lose himself in the Ying Sea if he were not careful.
The Ying Sea was also known as the Sea of Mirages. Today, Lin Feng realized that it deserved this name. No wonder many powerful Immortal Soul stage cultivators were defeated here
The mirage here alternated between reality and illusion quickly and easily. While it could be a mirage at first, it may turn into reality when one entered it. Reality could change into mirage and mirage could change into reality in a heartbeat. These were all normal here.
Hence, danger and death in a mirage could become something very real.
While the Void Battleground was dangerous, chaotic and unpredictable, at least its dangers were obvious and clear. The dangers of the Ying Sea were much more insidious and hence, more threatening.
However, such a huge danger was coupled with a chance to obtain huge amount of treasures.
Like the Void Battleground, there were many rare objects here that could hardly be found in the Grand Celestial World outside. Thus, many cultivators were attracted by the prospect of treasure to the Ying Sea, much more than the Void Battleground.
Of course, there were also many cultivators who died in the Ying Sea.
However, there were still many who ventured there. In the Grand Celestial Seven Seas, other than the mysterious Death Sea, all of them were known as the treasure troves of the Grand Celestial World.
It was exactly because of this reason that many cultivators paid special attention to the appearance of the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea. If they could control all three mountains, then they need not fear the dangers of the Ying Sea. The chance of obtaining every single treasure in the Ying Sea was a huge temptation to many.
Lin Feng was similar. He already saw many good things in his short time there.
In the white clouds, radiant light would fly through randomly. When he looked carefully, he realized that they were pure-white crystals.
However, it stood out from other crystals in the sense that they had tiny wings made up of light on them. They vibrated gently. It was if they were alive.
The Flying Feather Crystal was a special produce of the Ying Sea. Its movement was mystical and it was an excellent material for the cultivation of magic items.
In the process of cultivating a magic item, when a cultivator add a Flying Feather Crystal, not only could he make the magic item more potent, it could deepen the bond between master and object.
The magic item would be better able to sense its master’s thoughts and hence, perform better.
Never underestimate this point, for in a battle between two cultivators of similar mastery levels, such a tiny difference could mean a world of difference.
A tiny misstep could have great repercussions on the battle results.
However, it was not easy to obtain a Flying Feather Crystal. Let’s not even mention the Ying Sea, sometimes illusory images of these items could be created and used to trick people. Then, not only would one be unable to obtain a treasure, he himself would fall into trap too.
While it was easy to see a Flying Feather Crystal, only a Nascent Soul stage cultivator could catch one.
When cultivators beneath that level approach one, its wings would flutter and it would then disappear. You would not even have time to react.
For these treasures, they were more than mere objects. Instead, they behaved like animals. However, even though they were not sentient, they behaved as if they had merged together with the Ying Sea.
If a cultivator pursued a Flying Feather Crystal, he may be lead into an illusion by it.
Other than the Flying Feather Crystal, Lin Feng too saw blue light flashing in the sea underneath him.
Lin Feng dived underwater as he investigated carefully. He saw a bunch of blue crystals on the seabed, giving off an extreme coldness. The water near it too had been frozen over into glaciers.
The Mystical Ice Crystals, like the Matte Glowless Metal and the Evil-Warding Purple Gold were all considered the Six Mystical Metals of the world.
It was one of the best materials to use for the cultivation of ice-type and water-type magic items and magic treasures. All one need to do was to add a little of bit of it and the resultant magic item/treasure would see a huge increase in its quality.
While below was not a mine of Mystical Ice Crystals, it was still heartening to see such a huge amount of it.
However, when one saw the many illusions in the waters around it, one could begin to fathom how many people died for these Mystical Ice Crystals.
Lin Feng carefully avoid these illusions and finally arrived at the treasure trove.
Despite the fact that he was only passing by, Lin Feng would not return empty-handed. Other than the Flying Feather Crystals he caught, he bagged the bunch of Mystical Ice Crystals too.
Other than the Flying Feather Crystal and the Mystical Ice Crystals, the many islands on the Ying Sea each contained numerous treasures.
Some of them were illusions, but some of these islands actually existed. In reality, there were illusions on the islands too.
As Lin Feng had business to settle, he did not land on these islands. However, with his supernatural awareness, he realized that while these islands appeared empty, many of them contained in abundance treasures that were considered rare in the Grand Celestial World.
These, however, were just the tip of the iceberg.
As Lin Feng collected treasures, he continued to follow the purple light. However, after a long journey, the purple light stopped suddenly.
It did not stop because it ran out of steam but instead, it stopped because suddenly. It flashed non-stop and appeared as if it was unable to discern the way anymore.
Lin Feng arched his eyebrows as he stopped too and waited. However, disappointingly, waiting yielded no result. The purple light vibrated in mid-air for a while and suddenly, exploded. Little rays of light gradually disappeared in space.
“That’s no good…,” sighed Lin Feng as his sense of danger accentuated.
In the next instant, the void before him trembled violently as the white clouds turned golden.
In the gurgling, golden clouds, large amount of bright light shone and the space twisted and turned ceaselessly.
Lin Feng’s pupils dilated. He saw a giant island with a mountain on it appear amidst the golden light.
It was a square island with sides 5000 li long. On the island, there was a celestial mountain covered with a halo of light. Looking at it carefully, the halo of light was made up of giant dragons congregating together.
Underneath the mountain, there was a dazzling golden palace. Near the palace, there was a piece of land upon which countless of spiritual herbs grew. It was vast and like a far. However, instead of crops, spiritual herbs grew.
Spiritual herbs that were extremely rare in the Grand Celestial World could be found in abundance here like maize. A stream lined with jade trickled with water, irrigating the farm.
Looking at the Celestial Mountain on the island, Lin Feng exhaled in awe after a long while.
“A mortal cannot comprehend the wonders of Fangzhang, one of the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea. Its fame is well-deserved!”
However, something made him unhappy and his heart sank. After thinking and guessing about it, his worst fears had turned real.
The key to controlling the entire Ying Sea was the Three Mountains, Penglai, Yingzhou and Fangzhang. It appeared that Fangzhang was in the hands of the Great Zhou Empire!
Before the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea even appeared, cultivators began to congregate in the East Sea. However, not a single of them knew that Fangzhang, one of the Three Mountains, had already fallen into the hands of the Great Zhou Empire.
“Liang Pan, Zhu Hongwu, the two of you can really keep secrets. None of us knows anything!” Lin Feng stared at Fangzhang, which was as large as a continent and laughed, shaking his head, “No wonder the two of you are so confident. It’s not just because you possess a geographical advantage but because you have already conquered one mountain!”