Chapter 729: With Great Waves, The Mystical Mountains Revealed Themselves Before Their Time!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
An idea came to Lin Feng’s head as he inserted the Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl into Luo Yao’s body.
Thereafter, he turned towards the three demonic lords that he had just captured. He tapped the two dragons on the head and said, “You are here for revenge so I will not do anything more to you guys. I will let you go – but do not even consider seeking those people out anymore.”
With that, he sent the two dragons spiraling into the void and they instantly lost consciousness. When they came to, they were already thousands of miles away. They wanted to go back to where they were, but they could not muster any courage when they thought of Lin Feng’s warning.
“Let’s report this back to the Dragon King. With this person protecting them, we can’t do anything to those thieving bastards even if we go back there.” The two dragons flew away into the far end of the sky as there was nothing else they could do.
The Qiong Qi’s was not so lucky. He was still completely immobilized by Lin Feng’s mana.
“Everybody in the Celestial Sect of Wonders should be killed. My leader has already reached the third level of the Undying Demonic Soul – the Syncretic Star Soul Stage. Besides the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders himself, nobody else can protect you!” The Qiong Qi was hysterical. “I do wish to see if the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders can protect you for your entire lifetime!”
Lin Feng paid no attention to his maniacal ramblings and sent him tumbling with a wave of his hand. “So the demon that’s standing off with the Luofu Holy Man is that old hag. No wonder the demonic aura is so familiar.”
Back in the Cloud Forest World, the Golden Roc Grand Sage gifted the Celestial Spirit Snow Dew he had obtained from the Parasol Fairy to the Qiong Qi Grand Sage. The Qiong Qi Grand Sage was originally at the peak of the second level Undying Demonic Soul Stage, and after cultivating with the Celestial Spirit Snow Dew, the Qiong Qi Grand Sage managed to rise into the third level Undying Demonic Soul Stage. That was nothing too out of the ordinary.
Lin Feng laughed faintly after the small scuffle and said, “Now, Tianhao will have access to the blood and essence of the last of the Four Immemorial Evil Beasts for his cultivation with the four Great Chaos Furnaces.”
Shi Tianhao and company had captured a few Qiong Qis previously, but they were all small demons in the demonic commander and demonic general stages, and not a single one was in the demonic lord stage. Now that Lin Feng managed to capture this Qiong Qi demonic lord, he had unintentionally plugged a nagging gap for his disciple – truly a pleasant surprise.
After settling the three demonic lords, he unlocked a voice-projecting crystal and passed a message to Xiao Yan. “Xiao Yan, do proceed to the group of islands three thousand miles north from the Luofu Mystical Island. One of the disciples of the Luofu Holy Man is forging a Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke over there, and the Spiritual Sea Horse King is probably also there. If you hurry, you might be able to arrive just in time.”
On the other side, Xiao Yan replied, “I will make my way over with Zhener, Fifth Junior and the Kui Cow King. Second Junior and Sixth junior went searching in another area – I will notify them at once.”
Lin Feng nodded in acknowledgement and said, “There is something else I have to do. Do take care of yourselves – the East Sea is riled up in conflict and hordes of demons have invaded the territory.”
Xiao Yan laughed and said, “Don’t worry, master. I have just dispatched a few blind mice.”
Lin Feng channeled his mana and passed the map that he had just seen to Xiao Yan via the voice-projecting crystal.
After ending the communication line, Lin Feng’s attention returned to Luo Yao and company. His lips curved into a faint smile as he waited patiently.
He was not that worried about Xiao Yan and the Spiritual Sea Horse King. Xiao Yan and company were more than capable of taking care of themselves and completing their tasks.
Xiao Yan and the others were already inside the Luofu Mystical Island. Even though they were not received by the Luofu Holy Man because the latter was locked in battle with the Qiong Qi Grand Sage, they still managed to meet up with the Luofu Holy Man’s disciples that were anchoring things down in the island.
They had explained the situation, and the other party was also reasonable and cooperative. They were willing to return the Spiritual Sea Horse King, but their hands were tied up with the invasion of the demon races and the whole situation had descended into chaos. They were also unable to contact Huang Ming and Yuan Xiu, and were also unsure of the exact location where Yuan Xiu was forging the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke.
Xiao Yan and Zhu Yi were familiar with the several locations that Huang Ming, Yuan Xiu and Mu Yu frequented on the island. They had split up and were searching for their target in their respective areas.
Now that Lin Feng had managed to triangulate Yuan Xiu’s position, the group immediately departed to seek him out. There was not too much trouble and conflict after their awkward meeting as well. The eldest disciple of the Luofu Holy Man was unable to detach himself from his tasks at hand, but he sent someone to accompany them.
After Yuan Xiu found out about the connection the Celestial Sect of Wonders had with the Spiritual Sea Horse King, even though he knew that this would delay the formation of the Mystical Pill of Clouds and Smoke and would probably incur the wrath of Huang Ming, he still handed over the Spiritual Sea Horse King without further ado.
The person that was sent forth to accompany Xiao Yan and the others was also relieved that there was not much conflict between the two parties. He heaved a relieved sigh after completing his task and asked Yuan Xiu after the departure of Xiao Yan and company, “Senior Uncle Yuan, Master wants to ask you a question: He’s wondering, how did you manage to discover the recipe for the pill all of a sudden?”
The ‘Master’ was the eldest disciple of the Luofu Holy Man and was already in the immortal soul stage. Yuan Xiu knew that he could not avoid the messenger’s question and neither could he deceive him or provide false information. This was connected to the Celestial Sect of Wonders, and perhaps even his Grand Elder, the Luofu Holy Man, would interfere.
Even Huang Ming would not be able to dispute his explanation.
Yuan Xiu answered immediately, “The prescription was provided by the Marquis of Jinghuan of the Great Zhou Empire. He provided the recipes for both the Nine Spirals Golden Pill as well as the Mystical Pill of clouds and Smoke. We are responsible for forging the pills and collecting the necessary materials, but my master has to share with the Marquis of Jinghuan after completion.”
The messenger was the personal assistant of the Luofu Holy Man’s eldest disciple. He understood a great many things about the East Sea and the Great Zhou Empire, thus he knew of the Marquis of Jinghuan’s reputation. “So it was him. He’s going to be full of treasures now.”
Yuan Xiu shook his head with a light sigh. “Go back and report to your master. I have to seek out another Spiritual Sea Horse. It’s not easy to find one in the demonic lord stage, and I might have to make do with a demonic commander advanced stage one instead. I can’t spoil my master’s grand plans.”
Yuan Xiu was having a headache, but Xiao Yan and the others were having a good time on the other side. The Kui Cow King was reunited with the Spiritual Sea Horse King, and the latter was also reunited with his son. It was nothing out of the ordinary that they were in a celebratory mood. If not for the fact that the Spiritual Sea Horse King just barely escaped a certain death, the whole group would have been happier.
When the Spiritual Sea Horses displayed their original demon bodies, they looked just like seahorses, but a lot bigger than normal. They had four hooves and could tread on waves to roam the seas and dive under to venture into the depths of the ocean.
Even though they were gentle by nature and were not naturally proficient in battle, they were relatively adept at traversing the skies and journeying under the water. At the same time, their bodies exuded an exotic fragrance that had a rejuvenating effect on herbs and medicinal pills – this was the reason why he volunteered to stay behind on Mount Liubo to look after the Flowing Waves Holy Man’s medicine store.
However, nobody predicted the catastrophe that was to come. Everybody else was enslaved by the Freshwater Holy Man, and the Spiritual Sea Horse King very nearly lost his life as well.
After reuniting with the Kui Cow King and expressing his gratitude towards Xiao Yan and company, the Kui Cow King recounted the recent happenings. The Spiritual Sea Horse King was full of awe and amazement.
“The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders is indeed legendary.”
“My master is still missing, however. That’s rather worrying.”
It was inevitable that the reunification of the two demonic lords would bring up the Flowing Waves Holy Man, who had gone missing.
The Kui Cow King hardened his resolve and said, “The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders is all-powerful. Now that he has a lead on our master, as long as his life is not in danger, the day of his return will come in time. The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders has his own plans – we can stop worrying for now.”
The Spiritual Sea Horse King nodded his head in acknowledgement. “This is sound logic. I understand.”
The Kui Cow King asked, “What are your plans now?”
The Spiritual Sea Horse King answered, “With the help of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, I have managed to escape from my dire predicament. My debt has also been claimed.”
“Even though we can’t do much to help, we still know how to repay favors bestowed upon us. If the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders is willing, my entire tribe is willing to enter ourselves under his wing just like you and your tribesmen, and do everything we can to help him in his endeavors.”
“If this is too inconvenient for him, then we will not ask for more. We will remember this favor in our hearts, and if the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders has a task for us in the future we will do his bidding to the best of our abilities. We can remain on Mount Liubo to look after our original master’s property and await his return.”
“Our master’s medicine store had been destroyed at the hands of the Freshwater Holy Man, so perhaps there is nothing much left to look after. Still, it’s a thought.”
The Kui Cow King said, “If this is your wish, then I will put in a good word with the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. However, whether or not this request will come through is entirely up to his judgment. I can’t guarantee its success.”
The Spiritual Sea Horse King and his son replied at the same time, “We understand. Everything is up to the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Xiao Yan laughed as he overheard the discussion. “Look at you two. I can tell that the glory of the Flowing Waves Holy Man in the olden days must be spectacular and extraordinary.”
The Kui Cow King and the Spiritual Sea Horse King answered in unison, “Thank you, master Xiao.”
“Xiao Yan is the eldest disciple under the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Master Yang is his fifth disciple. You can ask them to help you put in a good word with Lin Feng as well to increase our chances of success.” The Kui Cow King took the opportunity to speak his piece.
Yang Qing laughed and shook his head upon hearing his remarks. “The Spiritual Sea Horse King is pure at heart, and we have all been impressed by that. We will report truthfully, but the whatever the outcome is will be entirely up to our master. We don’t really have the courage to beg him to change his mind.”
Xiao Yan chuckled as well and said, “We won’t need the voice-projecting crystal for this. You can follow us and meet up with our master yourself.”
The company was sharing a laugh when they felt a violent tremble in the area towards the South. It sounded like the onset of an earthquake and a tsunami and their eyes fell upon roaring tides and giant waves towards the South.
The violent waves crashed towards Xiao Yan and company. Besides the whistling of the tides, there were vast and chaotic spiritual energies charged within.
Even with Xiao Yan’s current level of mastery, he had to take this onslaught seriously, and the others struggled to maintain their stability.
“Eh?” Xiao Yan raised his head towards the source in the South and muttered under his breath, “This is not from the Luofu Mystical Island. It’s from somewhere further away, nearer to the heart of the East Sea… It’s from the tunnel connecting the Divine Lands and Ying Sea!”
A haze of fear came over the Kui Cow King and the Spiritual Sea Horse King. They glanced at each other and exclaimed in unison, “The Three Mountains of the Ying Sea have shown themselves once again!”
Xiao Yan’s brows knitted together once he heard their exclamation. “Nobody knows the exact time the three mountains will reveal themselves again. Still, everyone has a rough estimation. Their return to the world is still a little earlier than expected.”
Xiao Yan turned towards the Kui Cow King and the Spiritual Sea Horse King. “Are you certain?”
The two demons nodded their heads in agreement. “This phenomenon is consistent with the last time the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea surfaced upon the earth. Our master was still around back then, and he was able to enter the Ying Sea during that period of time. Even though he was unable to control the mystical mountains, he still managed to reap some rewards.”
Xiao Yan wasted no more words and extended his Pure-Gold Flaming Wings, eclipsing the Sun. He resembled the rebirth of the Phoenix. He swept up everybody present, cut open the void and flew towards the South as he passed the message on to Lin Feng, Zhu Yi and the others.