Chapter 728: Capturing The Demon And Obtain The Pill
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng did not intercept their voice-projection messages to each other. Even though he was unware of what Mu Yu, Lu Ning and the others were communicating to each other, he could undoubtedly feel their rise in wariness.
Lin Feng raised his head and surveyed the dense vegetation around him with amusement. He realized that the space all around him was twisted until the original splendor was completely lost. It was as if everything was covered by some kind of magic formation with a permeating murderous aura. There was a feeling that a ravaging battle had just transpired.
This was probably what Lu Ning was leaning on. Even though she could tell that Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar was only in the nascent soul stage, she could not tell his true ability. Thus, she developed intentions to eliminate him.
Lin Feng shook his head lightly and extended his right hand. He surged across the space between them in an instant and made a grab at Lu Ning.
Lu Ning was stunned momentarily. She set up the Heme Blood Formation of Death with her own esoteric methods so that she could hide herself within. Normal people would have a hard time breaking through her formation, let alone seeing through her concealment. However, Lin Feng completely disregarded her magic formation and came directly for her.
The multiple layers of change within the magic formation were wiped away by Lin Feng in the blink of an eye, and Lu Ning was subsequently captured with not much trouble at all.
Terror seized Mu Yu and company. In that minute period of time, Lin Feng placed his abilities on spectacular display. The dominance that he exhibited made the entire company feel like they were facing an immortal soul stage powerhouse. Mu Yu was positive that even his master, Huang Ming, did not possess mantras and abhijnas as powerful as Lin Feng’s.
The changes in situation that just eventuated left everybody at a loss. Their emotions were also in a mess and everyone was left dripping with anxiety.
Cao Zhendong shot a glare at Luo Yao angrily. “This is your fault!”
Luo Yao glanced at Lin Feng but said nothing, as if he was thinking.
Mu Yu pressed down his voice and said, “Senior, please have mercy on her. Even though she has betrayed her intentions to kill, that’s only because she suspects that you are connected to the demons. We have been fighting demons for a long time coming, and this kind of suspicion – and with good reason – will raise alarm bells. If you have been offended, please forgive us.”
Lin Feng’s display of skills was purely human powers of cultivation. While it cleared the air of doubt in Mu Yu and company’s hearts, it put them in a bad spot. Even though they were now confident that Lin Feng was not a demon, they ended up pissing him off.
Lin Feng said nothing in response. He turned towards the far end of the horizon and said, “So that’s why. Are the materials used to craft the Nine Spirals Golden Pill connected to the dragon race? The demon races are targeting you – these are not random battles, are they?”
Mu Yu and the others were taken aback. They followed Lin Feng’s gaze to the other side of the equator. In the next moment, a gash appeared at the edge of the world and several shadows giant dragons emerged from within. They howled as the shadowy figures lunged towards the group of people on the island.
There were two demonic lord stage dragons, and they were accompanied by a mystical beast with two wings and a cape like a porcupine. This beast looked like a bull but also resembled a tiger – it was a Qiong Qi, also at the demonic lord stage.
The three demon lords pounced towards everybody on the island. The jade-green dragon in front glared at Lin Feng with sky-blue eyes. He howled to his partners, “There are other people. He’s also a nascent soul stage cultivator.”
The Qiong Qi demon lord answered with adamant fervor. “If he’s human then we can kill him along with the rest.”
Hopelessness flashed across the faces of Cao Zhendong, Yun Jinxi and the others. If Lin Feng was absent, the whole company was also spent and exhausted. Faced with the besiegement of three demon lords and other demonic commanders, they were as good as dead.
The most powerful cultivator amongst them, Lu Ning, had been captured by the mysterious Lin Feng. They were not yet sure whether Lin Feng was friend or foe, and both these facts put them in the direst circumstance possible.
At least Mu Yu was still relatively calm and rational. He whipped out a Great Teleportation Talisman and swept up Cao Zhendong, Luo Yao, along with the other juniors and ordered them to leave. “I will try to hold them off as long as I can. Run away quickly, and seek help from your Senior Uncle Yuan and ask him to bring all of you to the Grand Elder. The Nine Spirals Golden Pill must be passed into his hands.” (Translator’s Note: Grand Elder is to remain faithful to the Chinese language. It refers to somebody two generations above, i.e., the Luofu Holy Man is the Grand Elder of Cao Zhendong and Luo Yao.)
The Great Teleportation Talisman’s powers had not even begun to take effect before it was intercepted by Lin Feng, leaving Mu Yu and company petrified.
Lin Feng laughed as he shook his head and turned around towards the three demonic lords crashing down upon them. He raised one hand and began to cast a spell.
The Heaven-Bearing Seal could crush all beings, and brought the forces that held up Heaven and Earth to bear upon the three demon lords. In the next moment, the three demon lords in midair became like iron mounds and plummeted into the beach at the island’s shoreline.
Two dragons and a Qiong Qi struggled as much as they could on the beach were unable to get up. They felt like something of infinite weight was weighing down on them that immobilized them. They wanted to take off into the void but there was no way out.
Mu Yu and company stood rooted to the ground, speechless.
Lin Feng glanced at the demonic lords that he had just dominated before turning to look at Mu Yu. He said calmly, “I am only concerned about the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke. Now, can you answer my question?”
Mu Yu felt his tongue twisting into a knot. After a long while, he forced out a laugh and replied, “I am only responsible for forging the Nine Spirals Golden Pill. The Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke is not my responsibility, so I don’t know much about it either.”
Lin Feng flicked his finger and the Great Teleportation Talisman he had just taken down drifted up into the air. “This talisman seems to be able to provide me with a lead.”
Mu Yu said nothing as the jade-green dragon that was locked down by Lin Feng began to howl once again. “Be it the Nine Spirals Golden Pill or the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke, both items are forged with materials obtained directly from the bodies of demons. They murdered the son of the Dragon King to forge the Nine Spirals Golden Pill – hence the reason why we have been pursuing them. We want vengeance!”
“From what you’ve been saying, it seems as if somebody you know have been captured by people from the Luofu Mystical Island to forge their precious pills. We are on the same team – are you looking for the Spiritual Sea Horse, or the Nine-Winged Flying Fish?”
Lin Feng guffawed at the outrageous statement. “Who’s on your team?”
He turned towards Mu Yu and said, “However, what this jade-green dragon just said is the truth. I did hear that forging the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke requires the remains of the Spiritual Sea Horse King – that’s why I searched for you.”
What the jade dragon could see, Mu Yu could as well. The only problem was that the connection between the Nine Spirals Golden Pill and the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke was of insurmountable importance to his master, Huang Ming. If something happened to the pills, it would ruin his master’s plans.
However, the moment heard Lin Feng bring up the Spiritual Sea Horse King, a spark lit up violently in Mu Yu’s mind.
The demon races launched a large-scale invasion of the East Sea and forced Huang Ming and his fellow juniors and seniors as well as his master to anchor things down and engage the demons in battle. The forging of the pills were therefore passed to his two disciples – Mu Yu and Yuan Xiu. Mu Yu was tasked with forging the Nine Spirals Golden Pill and Yuan Xiu was responsible for the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke.
The forging of the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke required a great number of materials. One of them included the remains of a Spiritual Sea Horse and the wings of the Nine-Winged Flying Fish.
Mu Yu had no clue where Yuan Xiu obtained the remains of the Spiritual Sea Horse, but he suddenly had a revelation.
The Spiritual Sea Horses were gentle by nature, and were very different from the usual violent and belligerent types in the Barren Expanses. They were also helpful towards water-type cultivation, and there were many independent cultivators rearing Spiritual Sea Horses of their own on the East Sea. At the same time, they allowed many wild Spiritual Sea Horses to live in the East Sea as well. However, Spiritual Sea Horses of the demonic lord stage were few and far between, and one of the relatively well-known one inhabited Mount Liubo.
Even though the location of the Flowing Waves Holy Man was unknown, the Kui Cow race that followed him previously were now following the Celestial Sect of Wonders on Mount Yujing. If the Spiritual Sea Horse that Yuan Xiu used to forge the pill was really the one that resided in Mount Liubo…
As these thoughts flowed through his head, Mu Yu began to feel goosebumps on his skin. He turned towards Lin Feng and asked, “Are you from the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
Luo Yao, Cao Zhendong, Yun Jinxi and the others all turned to look at Lin Feng with astonishment.
Even the three demonic lords that were locked down by Lin Feng paused their struggles momentarily and stared at Lin Feng with uneasy eyes.
Before Lin Feng could respond, Mu Yu continued to explain. “The Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke is the responsibility of my junior, Yuan Xiu. My voice-projection crystal that allows me to communicate with him has been misplaced, and I am not unable to communicate with him, neither am I able to triangulate his position.”
“Junior Yuan forged the pill on a group of islands about three thousand miles North of the Luofu Mystical Island. If he hasn’t moved due to the recent activity of the demon races, then he should still be there.”
Even though he knew that Huang Ming heavily favored the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke, Mu Yu still explained everything he knew to Lin Feng without hesitation.
All Lin Feng wanted was the Spiritual Sea Horse King from Mount Liubo. He was not going after the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke, and seemed like he was not hostile towards the inhabitants of Luofo Mystical Island. Without that Spiritual Sea Horse, all they had to do was spend time to find another Spiritual Sea Horse and delay the formation of the pill. It was not worth it at all to antagonize the Celestial Sect of Wonders over something like this.
Mu Yu waved his hand in the air and his mana transformed into a light shadow as he placed the map o f the East Sea on full display and pointed out the island that Yuan Xiu was on.
Lin Feng took a look and smiled faintly, “Very well,” and with that, he extended a finger and a stream of mana flowed into Luo Yao’s body.
Luo Yao’s body shook as purple light began to flicker with purple light. A single small golden pill floated out from the purple light and was sparkling with brilliance.
Mu Yu and others recognized it to be the Nine Spirals Golden Pill that had entered Luo Yao’s body by accident when the furnace exploded during the demonic invasion. Mu Yu could only suppress the medicinal effects temporarily and eventually take Luo Yao to Huang Ming with the hope that Huang Ming could extract the medicinal effects of the pill without harming Luo Yao.
However, Mu Yu was not a hundred percent confident that Huang Ming could extract the medicinal effects of the pill without harming Luo Yao at all.
Lin Feng extracted the effects of the pill and even re-forged it into another pill.
Lin Feng released Lu Ning as well. Lu Ning did not even dare to move another finger as her face flashed green and white. Lin Feng paid no more attention to her and grabbed the three demonic lords that were still immobilized on the ground and departed into the void.
As Lin Feng left with the three demonic lords in his grasp, the other small demons that tagged along also scattered. A surreal feeling came over Lin Feng and company.
Yun Jinxi recovered after a long while and said, “This… This senior is really powerful and mysterious.”
Cao Zhendong forced an awkward laugh and nodded his head in agreement. “Yes… Yes…”
Luo Yao was even more shell-shocked. When the three demonic lords came for them, the pressure he felt was so great that his body very nearly exploded into a blood pool. However, the pressure vanished immediately after when Lin Feng suppressed the three demonic lords with a flip of his palm.
Then, Lin Feng resolved the problem with the Nine Spirals Golden Pill that was stuck within his body. It felt as if Lin Feng had just lifted a heavy burden on his chest. He also knew that even Huang Ming might not have been able to extract the medicinal effects of the pill without harming him. Mu Yu cared for Luo Yao, but he was not entirely confident that Huang Ming would not favor the golden pill over his life.
Lin Feng undoubtedly did him a substantial favor.
However, up till this point, Luo Yao and company still had no clue who this enigmatic person was. This left everyone with complicated emotions and a million questions unanswered.
Lu Ning’s face was as pale as ever. “Let’s go. No matter what, Master Huang and others are still waiting for us.”
The whole troupe began their journey back to rendezvous with their friends. What they did not know was that Lin Feng was still hidden up inside the void and watching them quietly.
To be more specific, he was just watching Luo Yao. He was observing the Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl that he had just hidden within his body, and a smile appeared on his face as the Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl sparkled with traces of purple light.