Chapter 733: A “Fed” Pig!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Marquis of Jinghuan laughed at Xiao Yan and said, “I was born a soldier and I have always known the importance of intelligence reports and information. You managed to assimilate so many kinds of primordial fires during your training under the Celestial Sect of Wonders. How can I not be wary of such power?”
“The Seven Legendary Primordial Fires are all extraordinarily powerful. However, my Great Ice Moonlight Ruler is a magic treasure after all. If you were in the immortal soul stage, then perhaps my magic treasure won’t be able to freeze a single kind of your primordial fires. You’re only in the nascent soul intermediate stage, so even your technique of primordial fire fusion has been weakened by the powers of the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler.”
As he laughed out loud, he lunged forward himself and followed behind the God-Slayer Puppet towards the slower Xiao Yan. “The only spell that I have to take seriously is the power of your fire lotuses after fusing your primordial fires together. Without that, you are just a tiger without its teeth.”
His calculations were clear. The Great Ice Moonlight Ruler would not be able to completely disable the powers of Xiao Yan’s primordial fire, but it would definitely cause great hindrance to his channeling and whatnot. Even if Xiao Yan channeled the power of the Heavenly Fire Lotus right now, its power would be much weaker than normal and Liang An would be able to counter them with his own abilities and with the help of the God-Slayer Puppet.
Xiao Yan’s eyes were trained on the Marquis of Jinghuan as a ferocious look came across his face.
“Liang An, you talk too much. I’m not in the mood to argue with you.”
He clenched his fists and extended them in front of his body. “If there’s nobody else here to save you, then do speak your last words!”
Xiao Yan enveloped his body with the Grand Sun Primordial Fire as he exclaimed. The wings behind him flapped and trembled as he surged forward towards the Marquis of Jinghuan.
The Divine Token of the Five Thrones emerged amidst flickering clear light on top of his head. Layers of five-colored treasure light stood in his path and blocked the incoming God-Slayer Puppet.
The God-Slayer Puppets fists hammered upon the mirror-like barrier of five-colored treasure light but the latter remained unmoved and unfettered.
“Even though you also have a magic treasure, you don’t have the ability to fully channel its power. You are only able to hold back the God-Slayer Puppet, and you no longer have power to defend against my attack.” Liang An extended five fingers on one hand as he spoke and slammed down on Xiao Yan’s head with bedazzling speed.
With an explosive crackle, the space and void all around Xiao Yan seemed to be sucked inwards by some kind of gravitational force and collapsed inwards towards the center – Xiao Yan was stuck in the middle and he was about to be crushed into a pile of blood.
The Spell of the Emperor, the Order of the Dictator. It was like a royal decree that, once passed down, had to be obeyed by the masses no matter what.
The form of the Blood Red Sparrow erupted outwards out came a purple tiger from within. It released a ear-splitting roar and gave people a feeling that the apocalypse and a great calamity had befallen the earth.
The dark and fiery Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire condensed into the form of the Great White Tiger. The Great White Tiger clashed head-on with the Marquis of Jinghuan’s Order of the Dictator as the explosive aftershock from the violence swept away all the cloudy white mist around and above the Ying Sea.
The Falling Waves Dragon King’s eyelids were twitching a bit too much as he watched on. “Without even discussing his stamina in battle, resilience and speed of recovery, their explosiveness and destructive powers in one move is very near that of my own original form.”
The Marquis of Jinghuan was forced back but pounced back into the fray in the next moment. He began to channel the power of the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler and icy light poured over everything underneath the sky and everything turned into frost. The Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire was more violent than the Grand Sun Primordial Fire but was still slightly affected.
Out of the blue, a ferocious ring erupted from within the monstrous flaming tiger.
The Marquis of Jinghuan could tell that it was the ringing sound of a lunging sword!
Xiao Yan raised a sword so wide and dense that it resembled a miniature door from inside the boundless volumes of bluish-purple flames. The sword had no sharp edges, and Xiao Yan shot a cold look at the Marquis of Jinghuan before bringing the sword down upon him with a heavy strike!
The explosive flames left purple scars all around the void as it blazed a trail across the space between them and lashed out at the Marquis of Jinghuan with immense force.
“This is not a magic item, but how can it be so ferocious? It seems to be of the same origin as the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire as well…” The Marquis of Jinghuan furrowed his brows and channeled the power of the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler to block Xiao Yan’s sword attack. At the same time, he launched another attack at Xiao Yan.
However, something changed all of a sudden.
A terrifyingly deep and bloody gash opened up on the surface of the wide Nefarious Almighty Sword in Xiao Yan’s hands.
The blood-red scar resembled a tyrannical monster finally opening its eyes after an eternity of hibernation.
One could see the end of the world through the bloody scar in the sword. Even for someone like the Marquis of Jinghuan, who had been through countless bloody battles, felt a little intimidated by the sight.
The blood inside the insidious and murky Unholy Blood River seemed to boil as innumerable bubbles of blood exploded all around inside it.
The dark and dreadfully tranquil River of Styx flowed soundlessly but sent chills down people’s spines. There was a feeling that it could cleanse everything and wash life away into nothingness.
The Avici Infernal Gale was like the love-child of mist and wind as it flickered with vast patches of red light. Ghastly souls and ghosts seemed to inhabit within them with sharp talons and claws and bristling banshee-like wails could be heard.
The gusts of the pitch-black Nine Nether Draught surged across the sky like black lines of light and roamed the void as they froze everything they came into contact with.
The bluish-purple Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire had gone hysterical. It terrorized the earth and destroyed everything in its path.
The black-colored Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze continuously consumed everything around it to boost its own strength as flames enveloped the skies above.
“…Netherworld Sea?” The Marquis of Jinghuan was aghast. Even the onlookers – including Yan Mingyue and the Falling Waves Dragon King – were momentarily speechless.
The Marquis of Jinghuan struggled to channel the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler to counter the effects of Xiao Yan’s Nefarious Almighty Sword but fell into Xiao Yan’s trap. The white-colored ruler was sucked in by the bloody gash in the sword and was immediately immobilized.
This was not a direct battle between the Marquis of Jinghuan and Xiao Yan, but neither was in entirely a battle between the Nefarious Almighty Sword, that was not yet a magic treasure, and the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler. It was really a battle between the crack of the Netherworld Sea and the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler.
Even though the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler was a magic treasure, its effects were now negated by the barrier powers of the Netherworld Sea. It could only protect itself from being sucked in by the gravitational forces of the crack.
The Marquis of Jinghuan was rooted to the spot. He never expected that the magic item he had acquired to specifically counter Xiao Yan’s abilities was so easily immobilized and negated by something that was not even a magic item.
“I have never seen somebody as stupid as you. The soul of this magic treasure is even worse to recognize an owner like you. That is just pure stupidity and dumb courage.” Xiao Yan chuckled and continued, “I need to thank you, though. If you hadn’t channeled the full power of the magic item, it probably wouldn’t have been stuck inside.”
“You…” The Marquis of Jinghuan’s eyes were widened with a fiery glare and was this close to vomiting blood.
The Great Ice Moonlight Ruler was like a lamb to the slaughter as it fed itself to the tip of the other party’s weapon.
Who would have thought that the strange weapon could open the Crack of the Netherworld Sea?
“You think you’ve won?” The Marquis of Jinghuan was spitting fire from his eyes. His stance changed all of a sudden and the patches of skin not covered by his clothing turned pale white.
His hands were especially pale and was perfect and unblemished; they were pure and translucent and his veins and bones were clearly visible.
A Great Void Sect’s divine martial way of the muscular body – the All-Enveloping Hand of Heaven!
If there was a hole in the skies, then I could only use my hands to repair the crack in the heavens.
Liang An’s hands radiated with pale brilliance and the light enveloped the entire area around him. It was seamless and impeccable as it slammed towards the Nefarious Almighty Sword that still had the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler immobilized.
“It’s not whether I think I’ve won, but rather I will win for sure.” Xiao Yan extended his left palm like a claw and rose up to meet Liang An’s palm. Fearsome and ominous black flames skipped around within his fingers.
The Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze morphed into the form of the Jade Green Dragon and clashed with the Liang An’s All-Enveloping Hand of Heaven.
Even though the All-Enveloping Hand of Heaven was the epitome of wholeness and perfection, the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze completely disregarded anything of the sort – it was just out to consume mana and life’s essence.
If you were fragmented, then I would divide and conquer. If you were complete and without weakness, then I would just swallow you whole.
As he watched the powers of his All-Enveloping Hand of Heaven become negated by Xiao Yan, the redness in Liang An’s eyes disappeared and clarity returned to his pupils.
He began to realize that without the slowing effects of the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler, the primordial fires that Xiao Yan controlled were back to their peak condition and was as ferocious as they could get.
If he kept trying to retrieve the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler, he would end up playing into Xiao Yan’s hands and thus he would be continuously disadvantaged as Xiao Yan had his hands on his soft spot.
Since that was the case, Liang An resolved to leave the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler alone so that he could be the one with the initiative once again.
After thinking through his logic, the Marquis of Jinghuan changed his stance once again. He retracted his hands made a wheel-like stance in front of his chest as he rotated his arms round and round.
Life was short, and the Buddha once said that life was ever-changing.
The great fears of life and death was so that humans could seek respite and refuge from the uncertainty of life – therefore, the eternal Vajra came into existence.
Existence was brief and nothing was constant over the course of one’s journey; only the Vajra was always unmoving and unwavering.
The Ratnasambhava Mantra of the Five Tathagata Dharmas of the Compass – the Ratnasambhava Vajra Wheel Print!
Yan Mingyue nodded in approval as she witnessed this powerful abhijna. “Even though this person may have so many problems with his personality, his abilities are indeed impressive. He’s a master of the royal mantras, mantras of the Great Thunderclap Temples and even those from the Great Void Sect. The mantras that he practices are also at the highest standards that a nascent soul stage cultivator can attain.”
Face with the calmer version of the Marquis of Jinghuan, Xiao Yan’s mouth curled a little. “You have improved a lot since the battle inside the Void Battleground.”
Even so, Xiao Yan stood upright within the void and had no intention to retreat. His left hand formed a claw and the erupting flames materialized as the Jade Green Dragon form as his fight hand began to cast a strange spell.
Subsequently, a golden sphere of flame that was distinct from the Grand Sun Primordial Fire exploded into existence. It flickered with red and blue light as the golden flames morphed into a tortoise and a serpent behind Xiao Yan’s body.
The tortoise and snake were complete opposites; one was active and the other inactive, one was Yang by nature and the other Yin. They were opposites yet they complemented each other as Yin and Yang came together to form another being altogether.
The Form of the Genbu!
It possessed immense force that was both dense and heavy yet agile and nimble at the same time. Every characteristic was on display in Xiao Yan’s right hand. Once again, he rose up to meet the Marquis of Jinghuan’s Ratnasambhava Vajra Wheel Print!
Both forces were dense and voluminous and were charged with immovable and unstoppable qualities. Miles and miles all around instantly flashed a brilliant gold color as they clashed.
Violent aftershocks shook the audiences as even people like Xiao Zhener struggled to find her footing. If not for the protection of the Ancient Lightning Jade Earring, the Ancient Royal Sword and the Immortal Royal Flag, everybody would have been swept off their feet.
This clash made Liang An furious as he was forced backwards once again.
He switched three different Martial Ways that were by and large superior to all others of the same type. Anybody could roam the world with just one of the three, yet he was able to master all three and fully channel their immense physical strength.
He showed no mercy as he launched his onslaught. Xiao Yan was the same – he met a change in technique with a similar change in his own and responded with three great Martial Ways as well. Everything was non-repetitive as a nascent soul intermediate stage managed to repel a nascent soul advanced stage cultivator. He even had the upper hand.
This engagement was almost as if Xiao Yan was mocking him.
Xiao Yan stepped inside the ocean of fire and the raging flames and treaded across the skies. He was like the tyrannical ruler that controlled all the flames in the world. He watched the Marquis of Jinghuan and laughed coldly, “So, who’s the ‘fed’ pig now?”