Chapter 748: No Zuo No Die
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
(Translator’s Note: No Zuo No Die is a Chinese Internet meme that means “You won’t be in any trouble if you don’t do anything unnecessarily.”)
After his apparition, the teenager, clad in a sky-blue robe, kept his eyes transfixed on Zhu Yi. Space itself was thrown into chaos by the flashing golden light; although Shao Qingcheng and the others had not been able to catch up with Zhu Yi, but they succeeded in making the routes available to Zhu Yi extremely limited.
The two sides were not merely racing, but it was in fact a competition of Abhijnas.
Although this teenager has not yet attained Immortal Soul, but he was of Advanced Nascent Soul cultivation as well. His Abhijnas and Mana, especially, were definitely not to be underestimated.
“Junior Yin, you did arrive in time,” Shao Qingcheng said.
The direct successor of the East Heaven’s Gate, Yin Cangchen, smiled slightly. “It is my honor to be able to lend Senior Shao a hand.”
Although he appeared relaxed, Ying Cangchen did not underestimate Zhu Yi. Zhu Yi was able to penetrate the encirclement even when targeted by five Immortal Soul masters – such skills, he freely admit that he was not able to match.
However, he had not expected to defeat Zhu Yi in the first place. As long as he could stop him for just a little while, Shao Qingcheng and the others would be able to catch up.
Ying Cangchen did not say anything else; ribbons of light swirled atop his head as his Cosmic Form flew out, transforming into a giant over 400 meters tall.
Above the giant’s head, the vague form of the Multiverse rotated, generating enormous pressure – as if the Multiverse itself was bearing down.
With a push of Ying Cangchen’s hand, the massive wheel spinning above the giant’s head smashed down straight at Zhu Yi.
The fabric of space in front of him started shaking vigorously, like a scroll being kneaded aggressively. Within a hundred-kilometer radius, all Spiritual Energy was completely annihilated.
After Ying Cangchen’s interference, Zhu Yi, whose golden bridge was fully occupied with Shao Qingcheng and the others, instantly felt his path being obstructed.
“You have a long way to go.” Zhu Yi’s expression did not change as he pointed with a finger. The Kirin let out a roar and started galloping in a ball of black light, like a massive mountain moving on land. The power of every step was incredibly violent, breaking apart the space that was sent into disarray.
Zhu Yi, atop the golden bridge, was about to streak past in a bolt of golden light, his speed not slowing by even the tiniest bit.
Ying Cangchen’s brows furrowed together. He himself was one of the best of the East Heaven’s Gate’s younger generation, who was regarded as being of great potential. Although he was inducted rather late, he progressed extremely fast, and his Abhijna and Mana were outstanding as well.
However, now, with his Advanced Nascent Soul cultivation and even using his Cosmic Form, he wasn’t even able to stop Zhu Yi. It was unavoidable that this would stir feelings of defeat and annoyance in his heart.
“The Sect must gather all our Mantras and books again, as soon as possible.” However, Ying Cangchen was still an impressive one. He immediately regained his calm as countless thoughts flashed through his mind. “Actually, I only have to hinder this Zhu Yi a little and Senior Shao and the rest would be able to encircle him again.”
“When that time comes, facing three Immortal Soul cultivators and two Demon Grand Sages, the only possible outcome would be his demise.”
Ying Cangchen squinted, his gaze cold and chilling. “I must anger him and make him lose his cool and rationality. No matter how stable a cultivator’s mental state is, unless he is truly without desire or want, love or hate, he will always have his obsessions, his inner demons.”
“As for this Zhu Yi’s inner demon…doubtlessly, it is his father and mother!”
As he thought this, Ying Cangchen said, laughing, “Although Meng Bingyun was expelled by the Great Void Sect for the fragmentation of her Will to pursue the Way, but there is also the part about her causing the Great Void Sect to lose face by entering the mortal world to experience different forms of love in order to cultivate the Mantra of the Great Oblivion. Those lips of hers must have been kissed by thousands!”
This was a textbook example of telling a blatant lie; twisting the facts and slandering Meng Bingyun with specious information.
Hearing this, Zhu Yi gave him a cold stare as his brows raised slightly.
However, soon, Zhu Yi’s eyebrows relaxed again.
At the next instant, he, standing on the golden bridge, came ramming straight at Ying Cangchen!
Ying Cangchen was already prepared. Above his head, the giant-shaped Cosmic Form pushed outwards with its palms; vast Mana formed a small world, shielding Ying Cangchen inside and meeting Zhu Yi’s attack.
The Heaven’s Gate’s secret Abhijna, the Heaven’s Curse, one of the best protective Abhijnas for self-defense.
Meanwhile, inside the Heaven’s Curse, Ying Cangchen did not conserve his cards. Both his hands formed arcane gestures; “Treasure, please show yourself!”
A jet-black spellcaster’s robe, resembling the original darkness of the universe, appeared on his body, enveloping his entire person.
The strong aura of an Immortal Soul magic treasure swelled from within the robe as a voice emitted from it. “What majestic Abhijna…plus the supplementary strength of a Metaplasia-realm magic treasure. The combination of the two is ferocious indeed; even if I unleash all of my strength, it is difficult to say if I would be able to block it.”
“He could not attack me unreservedly, unless he wants to drag me to hell together. Or else, if he used all of his power to attack me, he would have left his back wide open for Senior Shao and the others.”
Even having heard Ying Cangchen say this, the voice from the robe was still grave. “You still cannot let your guard down.”
As it spoke, the gloomy black light swept Ying Cangchen up and shrank together with him, quickly becoming a small dot and disappearing in the small world formed by the Heaven’s Curse.
Under the support of the magic treasure, Ying Cangchen was still able to see clearly what was happening on the outside. Watching Zhu Yi as he charged in attack, he smiled coldly. “So what if your Abhijna and Mana are powerful? The gaps in your mental state are too big. With just a light touch, you immediately started doing stupid things. A cultivator like you must thank your incredible luck and the protection of the gods for living until today.”
“However, the end will be today!”
As he was thinking this, Ying Cangchen suddenly felt that something was off.
Shockingly, Zhu Yi completely ignored Shao Qingcheng and the others on his tail and just charged towards him. He completely disregarded his own defenses, appearing as if he would stop at nothing to kill him here and now.
Ying Cangchen was taken aback for a moment. “Although his mother is probably his taboo, but he would really drag me to the grave with him for a verbal insult?”
At the next moment, Ying Cangchen’s eyes widened as he watched Zhu Yi, clad in the Supreme Holy Ancient Apparel and standing on the golden bridge formed by the Essay of the Sages, instantly crush the defensive small world formed by his Heaven’s Curse.
Countless voices, reciting essays out loud, resonated in the universe. The Air of Righteous reverberated as the golden bridge bore down; it was as if time and space have been warped and frozen.
In the Void, a black dot, small as a speck of dust, was continuously expanding.
The black dot was resisting the expansion, but it was helpless and could only watch as it was restored to a ball of black light, exposing Ying Cangchen inside, protected by the black robe.
The Original Soul of the Supreme Holy Ancient Apparel, the bearded elder, stared at the black robe and snorted loudly. White light flashed, and the black robe was immediately frozen.
The great power of Zhu Yi’s Essay of the Sages bore down on Ying Cangchen with unstoppable momentum.
Ying Cangchen’s face was cold as a pool of frozen water. “If you want war, war it is. Let’s see who will be the one that ends up dead?”
The strength of his Cosmic Form was cranked up to its maximum extent as it went for Zhu Yi’s Essay of the Sages heads-on. “This brief moment when he attacks me is already enough for Senior Shao and the rest to catch up. Now, what I need to do is to focus on defense and avoid being dragged down together by this little brat. That would not be worth it at all…”
Right as he was thinking this, Ying Cangchen received a voice projection from Shao Qingcheng. “Junior Shao, retreat! Now!”
At this instant, a feeling of instinct danger surfaced in Ying Cangchen’s heart as well. However, before he could respond, he saw a scene that left him so utterly terrified that he felt that his body was paralyzed.
A scroll suddenly appeared out of the thin air. Painted on the scroll was a river of blood; black light glowed from the scroll as the river of blood materialized into reality. Polluted blood, thick and pungent-smelling, flowed out incessantly, hanging across the sky like a great, blood-colored river.
This dirty river of blood blocked exactly the path of Shao Qingcheng and co. to chase after Zhu Yi!
“A magic treasure? A magic treasure forged with Blood River Primordial Water?” Shao Qingcheng and the rest all furrowed their brows slightly. They had not discovered that someone else was waiting, hidden; all they felt was a slight unease.
Now that the Scroll of the Blood River has appeared and the person showed himself, they finally affirmed his presence.
Once he made his move, the five immediately sensed the fluctuations of his aura as they avoided the blood river.
Immediately, Shao Qingcheng and the others casted their gazes at the same direction, to see an olive-skinned teenager, clad in purple, standing in the air calmly.
A cloud of icy fog, unpredictable and indiscernible, floated beside him. Among the illusory mist, the cold gleam of swords flashed indistinctly.
Seeing this, the hearts of Shao Qingcheng, the Vivant Joy Holy Man and the Tidal Sword Elder all sank. However, they still sighed discreetly and nodded in greeting. “The Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders himself. Greetings.”
The Red Dragon King and the Solar Sage’s brows were raised as well. “The Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ Avatar? But with only Advanced Nascent Soul cultivation, just now, he hid his trail and avoided our Awarenesses, and we could only sense a wisp of shadow vaguely. He seemed to be in no way inferior to an Immortal Soul First Level cultivator…”
“The Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders…he lives up to his reputation indeed.”
Shao Qingcheng, having had a sudden thought, linked up with the Mana seeds she has dispersed mentally. Immediately, she found that one of them has lost communications with her.
“It’s Shao Peng’s…he obliterated the Mana seed without me realizing at all. After the obliteration, if I had not checked myself, I would have been completely unaware of it. It seems that he obtained the news of the Green Glass Jade Stand from Shao Peng as well.”
Lin Feng himself has arrived here. Even if it was just an Avatar, the power he demonstrated has already made Shao Qingcheng and the rest furrow their brows with worry. In addition, he has the two treasures, the Ice and Soul Clouds and the Scroll of the Blood River; even if his true body did not appear, he was not to be underestimated by anyone present.
It’s just that, with Shao Qingcheng and co. stopped by Lin Feng, the joke’s on Yin Cangchen.
Atop the golden bridge formed by the Essay of the Sages, countless projections appeared. It was as if billions of scholars were standing on the bridge together with Zhu Yi, letting out a great, united cry. The great momentum of Humanity was like the tide of history; irreversible, unstoppable!
The monumental and majestic force straightforwardly crushed Yin Cangchen’s Cosmic Form!
“I miscalculated…” Yin Cangchen stared at Lin Feng, standing in the Void and blocking Shao Qingcheng and the others, with barely contained fury. Then, he saw golden light flash before his eyes as the sound of reading joined together – it was as if the entire world has coagulated, being frozen solid.
Zhu Yi’s attack did not falter at all after the Cosmic Form, and charged straight at Yin Cangchen himself.
Shao Qingcheng’s brows crunched together. After a slight moment of hesitation, her body, in a streak of emerald light, swerved around Lin Feng and chased after Zhu Yi.
For Shao Peng, she could leave a hidden mark on him, and activate it to silence him forever if important secrets are leaked. But Yin Cangchen was an important talent that the East Heaven’s Gate was nurturing, as well as her supporter; if he died at the hands of Zhu Yi like this, it would be more than a little annoying.
A lantern flew to above her head as she guarded against Lin Feng cautiously, only to discover that Lin Feng made no attempts at stopping her. However, if the Tidal Sword Elder and the others showed the slightest notion of advancing, the Blood River Primordial Water swept towards them straight away.