Chapter 724: Leaving Easily Like This
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
With Fangzhang above him and Zhu Hongwu blocking his path underneath him, Lin Feng felt stuck in between. He felt as if there was no way he could turn to.
However, Lin Feng did not panic. Instead, he lowered his head to look at Zhu Hongwu and he smiled slightly and said, “While Fangzhang may be in your hands, giving you an advantage here in the Ying Sea, it is still too early to say that the Great Zhou Empire is going win this round.”
Zhu Hongwu said quietly, “The flow of history is not something an individual can stop. The glory that belongs to the Great Zhou Empire shall not be shared with anyone else.’’
Lin Feng smiled and said, “What a pity that this glory does not belong with the Great Zhou Empire. The Great Zhou Empire can only bask in its own sun. The light of others shall blind the Great Zhou Empire.’’
Zhu Hongwu’s expression did not change as he walked over through the void to Lin Feng and said, “There’s no use talking about it, we shall just wait and see.’’
With each step, the aura on his body grew. It was if a demon had descended and the void above his head began to twist and turn.
Zhu Hongwu’s powers increased exponentially but unlike an ordinary cultivator, who would brim with glow with such a power, his body remained like that of an ordinary mortal. However, his desire to fight began to turn into an illusion above his head.
Countless worlds appeared in the void above his head and each and every one of them, a plethora of gods chanted in unison.
The countless amount of worlds began to congregate together in the shape of a tyre and turned slowly above Zhu Hongwu’s head. It appeared as if a terrifying power was in it.
Lin Feng looked at him and shook his head with a calm expression, saying, “I will revisit this mountain in the days to come, but I’m afraid you won’t be welcome then.’’
“For today, I must take my leave.” As Lin Feng said that, he took out a jade stone. It was his final crystallization of his Holy Light of Creation.
The jade appeared bald and looked like an ordinary piece of jade that was as big as a goose egg. However, it sat quietly in Lin Feng’s palm.
When Zhu Hongwu and Liang Pan, who was on top of Fangzhang, saw the jade, their hearts jumped.
They were unsure what it was, but they could not afford to let Lin Feng use it.
Zhu Hongwu’s body moved as he stepped forth. Faster than light, he appeared before Lin Feng. The powers of a Martial Way cultivator had been pushed to its maximum by him. He was even faster than Fangzhang.
He punched out. It was if the entire universe was crashing down onto Lin Feng.
Fangzhang came crashing down on Lin Feng’s head too. This time, not only did the dragons attack, even Liang Pan’s avatar glowed with a bright light.
The light of the pavilion shone in all directions and covered the square Fangzhang. The golden light that surrounded Fangzhang then dimmed and turned into a dark gold.
Heart of the Sky Fangzhang Celestial Light!
When the dark gold light appeared, Fangzhang appeared even more terrifying. Its celestial awe like the sea and no one could really tell how powerful it was.
Wherever the light shone, regardless whether it was the shapeless void or an actual object, it reduced them all to ashes, striking fear in the hearts of viewers.
Zhu Hongwu and Liang Pan moved quickly enough, especially the former. Light a bolt of lighting, he appeared before Lin Feng. His speed was faster than Shaoze Sword cultivators of the Mount Shu Sword Sect of a similar mastery.
This speed was above the reaction time of Lin Feng’s Advanced Nascent Soul stage Steel Tree Avatar.
However, Lin Feng had no need to react. When he took out the bald-looking jade stone, everything had ended.
A formless and shapeless mana began to spread. It was without light, without sound and without any form, as if it had never even existed in the first place.
However, the patch of void where Lin Feng was at began to open.
The celestial mountain Fangzhang’s Heart of the Sky Fangzhang Celestial Light appeared to be useless.
Zhu Hongwu’s punch, that contained enough power to turn the Heavens and Earth, was useless too.
Without a sound and trace, Lin Feng caused an entire locale to disappear. Only a huge hole was left.
As he felt the vibrations in the dimensions, Zhu Hongwu’s normally calm and commanding face betrayed an expression of shock.
In the palace on top of Fangzhang, Liang Pan appeared shocked too. A heavy expression crossed his face as he said, “He opened an Inter-World Passage? This is the Ying Sea and not the chaotic Void Battleground. His avatar only possesses an Advanced Nascent Soul stage mastery, how does he do it?”
In a world, or somewhere like the Ying Sea, it was one thing to open the passageway into the void. However, to open the passageway between two worlds through the void, that was an entirely separate matter. Other than the Void Battleground, which was complex and chaotic, doing it anywhere else would be extremely difficult.
Furthermore, Lin Feng was able to break out despite the encirclement by Zhu Hongwu and Fangzhang. Regardless whether it was Zhu Hongwu or Fangzhang, both were able to utterly lock down the dimension.
Even an Immortal Soul Third Level cultivator may not be able to leave as easily as this.
Zhu Hongwu retracted his fist and he repeatedly opened and closed his palm. “It is not just the mere opening of a passageway, he was able to reach its other end almost immediately. While I could pursue and kill his avatar, I won’t be able to stop him from sending information.”
With Zhu Hongwu’s speed, which was as fast as a bolt of lightning, he could cross through the Inter-World Passage and reach its other end, catching up to Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar.
However, in the span of that time, it was enough for Lin Feng’s avatar to communicate to his actual self what had just happened.
Pursuing would only appease his anger; it was utterly meaningless in all other aspect. The secret that the Great Zhou Empire had obtained Fangzhang was about to be leaked.
Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu looked at the Inter-World Passage closing and fell into a sombre silence.
While it was only an avatar of Liang Pan on the mountain, it was still in the Immortal Soul First Level. Furthermore, Zhu Hongwu himself was present. Combined with the power of Fangzhang, they were still unable to harm a single hair on Lin Feng’s Advanced Nascent Soul stage avatar. To them, it was a complete humiliation.
If the Great Qin Empire’s Emperor Shi Yu, Shi Zongyue and the Vivant Joy Holy Man were to know about this, they would laugh their teeth off.
Despite the strong will of both Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu, both of them would feel extremely bad right now.
Other than feeling bad and emotionally repressed, a trace of suspicion plagued their hearts as they thought, “What was the jade stone that the Master of the Celestial Sect used just now? Not only can it break through the restrictions we’d placed on the dimensions, what else can it do? Is there any restriction to its use?”
“Hongwu, the situation is already as such. There’s no need to pursue and kill him. With this in mind, let us plan our next step,” said Liang Pan as he calmed himself and said to Zhu Hongwu who was at the bottom of Fangzhang.
For powerful cultivators like them, they would be affected too much. However, once a feeling of unhappiness arose, it was impossible for them to be rid of it. After a long while, it may turn into a demon in their heart.
However, both Liang Pan’s and Zhu Hongwu’s face had returned to normal. It was not that they did not care but rather, they knew that once this seed of doubt had been planted it would germinate and grow. However, it was still within their control. After they avenged themselves afterwards by finding Lin Feng, they would be able to rid themselves of this mental barrier of theirs, improving their resilience.
Zhu Hongwu said courteously, “It was fortunate that Your Majesty had seen this coming prepared for it already. While the secret of Fangzhang may be exposed, creating difficulties for the Great Zhou, we have their contingency plan. Let me go and prepare it.”
Liang Pan nodded and looked to the void and said, “The Master of the Celestial Sect is truly full of secrets!”
With a tremendous sound, the humongous Fangzhang, dazzling with golden light, disappeared into the clouds on top of the Ying Sea without a trace.
On the other hand, Lin Feng left the Ying Sea directly and returned to the East Sea.
Travelling through the Inter-World Passage allowed him to leave the Ying Sea and return to Divine Lands.
Lin Feng turned around and looked at the disappearing Inter-World Passage. He shook his head and laughed, “It is unstable indeed.”
He fondled the jade stone in his hand as he said, “An item from the system could either be very good or really bad.”
The jade stone was known as the Barrier-Breaking Stone. After Lin Feng completed the system main quest for prestige, the system reward him with it.
Earlier, Lin Feng had only used it once. Now, he brought it with him to the East Sea.
It was indeed useful, particularly when escaping.
He was rather pleased with it. If not for this object, his actual body on Mount Yujing may have to stop his cultivation and rush over.
“Eh, Liang Pan, Zhu Hongwu, why don’t you chase me and settle your debts with me right now? I too want to settle my overall debt with you too,” said Lin Feng with a laugh. “Don’t lose yourselves over what happened today, I will clear our debts very soon.”
“Furthermore…” Lin Feng smiled and opened his hand. In his palm, a dark gold light flashed as it was trapped by a cage of purple gas. It was the celestial mountain Fangzhang’s Heart of the Sky Fangzhang Celestial Light.
As he felt the power within it, his mouth twitched and he said, “That’s just the beginning.”
His opponent did not continue with their pursuits so Lin Feng did not care about them. Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu viewed the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea with such importance, so how could Lin Feng not?
“Speaking about it, the items I brought are quite useful.” As he thought, he kept his Barrier-Breaking Stone and took something else out. It was a semi-transparent pearl. In it, golden fog surged.
In the golden fog, a purple light flashed brightly.
This was the Heavenly Oyster Golden Pearl. In the Ying Sea, it acted strangely twice. The purple light in the golden pearl shone very brightly, turning the entire pearl purple.
It happened once when Fangzhang appeared!