Chapter 749: Intimidation
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After Lin Feng arrived, Zhu Yi made a gesture with his hand. The Green Glass Jade Stand, suppressed by the Eternal Night Demonic Stele, instantly regained its freedom, and shot up into the sky in a streak of emerald green.
However, before it could express its joy, it was captured by Lin Feng with the Scroll of the Blood River.
And together with it was that black robe suppressed by the Supreme Holy Ancient Apparel.
Lin Feng, seeing the black spellcaster’s robe, turned to look at the lantern above Shao Qingcheng’s head and started chuckling. “The East Heaven’s Gate has some good nest eggs.”
It would not be easy for the Scroll of the Blood River, a Gestation-realm magic treasure, to suppress the Green Glass Jade Stand and Yin Cangchen’s black robe by itself. If both sides were controlled by Immortal Soul cultivators, the Scroll of the Blood River might not necessarily be able to trap the two magic treasures on its own.
However, the power of the Scroll of the Blood River was that, although it did not have any other ability itself, it could hold and control vast amounts of Blood River Primordial Water within it.
That was an entire Unholy Blood River. Faced with such a massive amount of Blood River Primordial Water, the Green Glass Jade Stand and the black robe, both of which did not have the control of a master and could only use limited strength, were unable to escape.
If they resist forcibly, they might even be polluted by the Blood River Primordial Water, losing their Souls and damaging their foundation.
With regards to the working principle, this Scroll of the Blood River was analogous to the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner that Lin Feng gifted to Wang Lin. When doing battle with the enemy, it was actually not the magic treasure itself at work, but rather, what was inside the magic treasure.
The Scroll of the Blood River depended on the Unholy Blood River, while the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner depended on the Souls imprisoned inside.
Therefore, although Lin Feng’ Steel Tree Avatar has not yet attained Immortal Soul, but with him controlling the Scroll of the Blood River – and the Blood River Primordial Water inside – he could still trap the master-less Green Glass Jade Stand and black robe.
The only thing you need to remember was not to drive the Scroll of the Blood River too hard, or else, the Unholy Blood River controlled by the magic treasure might lose control.
Seeing Lin Feng retrieve the Green Glass Jade Stand and the black robe before their eyes, the Tidal Sword Elder and the others were in a dilemma.
They have numbers on their side; although Lin Feng, armed with the two treasures, was considerably strong, if they were to strike together, he might not necessarily be able to keep his hands on the Green Glass Jade Stand.
However, the Tidal Sword Elder, the Red Dragon King and the others were all aware that it was impossible to swiftly defeat Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar and get the Green Glass Jade Stand. An intense, bloody battle was unavoidable.
Even if they could emerge victorious, there would be enough time for Lin Feng’s true body to arrive.
Unless the heavyweights like Liang Pan, Shi Yu etc could come as well, or else, they would still be helpless then.
The Vivant Joy Holy Man let out a bitter laugh and said, “Lord Lin, this matter concerns the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea; the Great Qin will not compromise on this. Still, I could not defeat you, so I would not make things difficult for your Avatar. However, I have already reported it to my Emperor.”
“His Imperial Majesty is already on the way. Unfortunately, I must delay you for a while; I apologize for any transgressions.”
The Tidal Sword Elder said quietly, “I have also reported the happenings to His Imperial Majesty of the Great Zhou and the Leader of my Sect.”
He glanced at Shao Qingcheng, who was charging towards Zhu Yi. Although both his Vast Sea Sword Sect and the East Heaven’s Gate were allies and supporters of the Great Zhou Dynasty, but there were no friendship or bonds between the two. Strictly speaking, as two of the stronger entities within the Great Zhou Dynasty faction, they were still competitors.
Thus, when fighting over the Green Glass Jade Stand just now, he and Shao Qingcheng did not falter for a second when attacking each other. Ownership of the treasure was to be settled by strength and strength alone.
But now, facing Lin Feng, unquestionably, he would be allying with Shao Qingcheng.
The azure-blue Oceanic Tide-Raising Sword transformed into a glittering, thousand-hectare sea, sparkling in space and confronting Lin Feng’s Ice and Soul Clouds.
One a Gestation-realm magic treasure that could fully unleash its power, the other a Metaplasia-realm magic treasure whose power was limited. The question of which would emerge victorious, ultimately, depended on their respective masters.
The Red Dragon King and the Solar Sage did not speak at all until this point, but now, seeing that the Tidal Sword Elder was ready to strike, they started to have thoughts as well.
They have little interest in the battle between Shao Qingcheng and Zhu Yi; what they cared about was the Green Glass Jade Stand currently in Lin Feng’s possession.
Despite being eyed with hostility by an Immortal Soul Sword Cultivator and two Demonic Grand Sages, Lin Feng’s expression remained calm and composed. What’s more, he looked at the Vivant Joy Holy Man and smiled slightly. “Right now, my disciple is going to put up a great, entertaining battle; naturally, I am not going to leave now.”
“However, I am not going to wait too long for Comrade Shi. If by the time my disciple ends his battle, Comrade Shi has not yet arrived, then I do not have time to wait further for him.”
The Vivant Joy Holy Man, smiling, said, “If His Imperial Majesty’s arrival is delayed, I do not have the ability to really hold Lord Lin here.” As he ended his sentence, he instead took a few steps back to show that he would not attack Lin Feng’ Steel Tree Avatar together with the Tidal Sword Elder and the two others.
As long as Lin Feng did not leave, he would only silently watch the battle between Zhu Yi and Shao Qingcheng on the sidelines with him.
Lin Feng gazed at the restless Red Dragon King, Solar Sage and Tidal Sword Elder. Although he was simultaneously facing three Immortal Soul-level masters, he was still calm as always; in fact, he did not even plan to have his true body travel here.
As light flashed above his head, the Cosmic Form, measuring half a kilometer high and looming as the oldest, largest Mother Tree, appeared. It stood before the posse, stretching up into the Heavens like Atlas himself holding up the sky.
The power of Creation of the Eight Trigrams and the Four Symbols, the perennial endurance of the Saros Steel Tree, coupled with the timeless immortality of the Eternal Glow, formed together the kind of incredible defense that brought hopelessness to the hearts of the vast majority of Immortal Soul First Level cultivators.
Surprise appeared on the faces of the Tidal Sword Elder and the rest. At first, it was already unthinkable that the power of Lin Feng’s one Advanced Nascent Soul Avatar could make them, Immortal Soul cultivators, have second thoughts. However, it was only now that they caught up.
Actually, Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar was not particularly weak in terms of attack, in that it can match and even overpower most Immortal Soul First Level cultivators. However, compared to its defense, it was an entirely different magnitude.
In general, by its own standard, Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar was weak in offense and strong in defense. Defense was its actual greatest asset.
When the Steel Tree Avatar showed its Cosmic Form and raised its defense to the maximum, even an Immortal Soul Second Level master would get a headache looking at it.
Right now, under the attack of the Tidal Sword Elder and the other two masters, it would be extremely hard for Lin Feng to defeat them like how he dispatched the Freshwater Holy Man then. However, it would be even harder for the three of them to penetrate Lin Feng’s defenses.
This was still without considering Lin Feng’s Ice and Soul Clouds; if the Tidal Sword Elder and the others go all-out on offense, they leave themselves vulnerable to Lin Feng’s counterattack.
After realizing this, whether it was the Tidal Sword Elder, who intended to aid Shao Qingcheng, or the Red Dragon King and the Solar Sage, who have their eyes on the Green Glass Jade Stand, all of them fell silent and lost the urge to strike, only continuing the standoff with Lin Feng.
Lin Feng’s expression, meanwhile, was very relaxed as he gazed towards a faraway place. There, cultivators from the East Heaven’s Gate and the Vast Sea Sword Sect, as well as Demons from the Thunder Dragon and the Golden-Feathered Great Roc Tribes, were encircling Li Yuanfang, Jieyu, and Baiguang sinisterly.
However, right now, under the gaze of Lin Feng, everyone felt a chill down their spines and they were forced to stop in their tracks.
Although if the Tidal Sword Elder and the others were to insist on stopping him, it would be very hard for Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar to penetrate their line and go to their rescue, but for the Tidal Sword Elder and the others, that would be too petty of them.
They were just fighting for treasure, not some sort of mortal hatred. If they took Lin Feng’s disciples hostage, they would only be creating irreconcilable hatred instead.
Regardless of whether they were strong enough to face the wrath of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, even if they were not afraid, it would be greatly unnecessary and only benefit the other powers that entered the Ying Sea.
If there was a second Immortal Soul master from the East Heaven’s Gate or the Great Zhou Dynasty here, he would doubtlessly give Lin Feng a taste of his own medicine. However, of the masters present, even the Tidal Sword Elder, who was the closest to the East Heaven’s Gate, would not fight to the death with Lin Feng over Shao Qingcheng and Yin Cangchen.
Under Lin Feng’s intimidating stare, the situation started to stabilize. Meanwhile, on the other hand, the battle between Zhu Yi and Shao Qingcheng and co. was growing more and more intense!
Seeing that Lin Feng stopped the Tidal Sword Elder and the rest, but only allowed her to pass, Shao Qingcheng’s eyes flashed. “You are really so confident in your disciple?”
“By doing this, although you stopped Tidal, Vivant Joy and the others, but you yourself have been mired down completely too.”
Shao Qingcheng’s gaze grew colder. Crimson-red flames, glowing golden, flew out of the lantern above her head.
Twenty-eight separate flames in total. Dispersing and forming the pattern of the Twenty-Eight Mansions, they surrounded Zhu Yi, with him at the center.
Zhu Yi’s golden bridge, bearing down, has already destroyed Yin Cangchen’s Cosmic Form and was about to attack he himself.
Meanwhile, Shao Qingcheng moved fast as well. Looking at the twenty-eight blobs of crimson-red flames basked in golden glow, Zhu Yi nodded. “Good! Solar Flare, Heavenly Fire Formation of the Twenty-Eight Mansions! Very good, you guys did get some of the Heaven’s Gate’s inheritance.”
The Essay of the Sages was one of Zhu Yi’s strongest Abhijnas, which was why it could shatter Yin Cangchen’s Cosmic Form with one strike.
However, as one of the best of the East Heaven’s Gate’s younger generation, Yin Cangchen was by no means mediocre. His shattered Cosmic Form transformed into the chaotic void, relentlessly grinding down the golden bridge formed by Zhu Yi’s Essay of the Sages.
At this moment, the Heavenly Fire Formation of the Twenty-Eight Mansions unleashed by Shao Qingcheng’s magic treasure instantly encircled Zhu Yi.
At the same time, Shao Qingcheng’s right hand slashed across the sky. The illusory crack opened, exposing the constellations in the Heavens. The fiery-red Mars glittered steadily; the massive power of the stars sustained Shao Qingcheng’s Fire Wheel of Mars as it smashed down towards Zhu Yi’s head.
Multiple mighty attacks headed straight for Zhu Yi, to force him to retreat. If Zhu Yi insists on killing Yin Cangchen, then he himself was at risk of severe injury. Once Shao Qingcheng unleashed her second wave of attacks, he might very well be sent to the grave together with Yin Cangchen.
“Retreat!” Shao Qingcheng let out a severe yell, her Deadly Ice Billow of Mercury ready to be unleashed as well.
For Yin Cangchen, whose heart was already deep in the pits of desperation, it was as if he saw the light of hope once again. Quickly, he attempted to cooperate with Shao Qingcheng to penetrate Zhu Yi’s Abhijna and escape with his life.
Zhu Yi was not flustered for a second. “Before I came to the island for the Green Glass Jade Stand, I did some divinatory calculations with the Return of All Appearances Spell. Within the misfortune there’s luck; when disaster strikes, there is good fortune. It seems that the misfortune and disaster would fall on you guys.”
The Green Glass Jade Stand and the black robe were both already handed over to Lin Feng. Making an arcane gesture, he commanded the Supreme Holy Ancient Apparel and the Eternal Night Demonic Stele, both of which have their hands free now. They started vibrating together, a forceful aura radiating from them.