Chapter 752: Sky Revolution and Essay of the Sages
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The golden bridge created by the Essay of the Sages tore through Shao Qingcheng’s Heaven’s Curse, breaking the separation between his world and the external one.
The Sky Revolution spun once more, and completely flattened that small world into oblivion.
Shao Qingcheng felt the mana that she released to create that space slowly disappearing under the control of Zhu Yi, mimicking the Destruction of Heaven and Earth.
Being in this space that she had created, she had to suffer the Destruction of Heaven and Earth.
Her Immortal Soul avatar displayed subtle emotions, that of rage, but more of fear and caution.
“Everlasting life! May the heavens bless us!”
As Shao Qingcheng’s voice resonated through the air, streaks of purple and gold swirled around her immortal soul, forming some sort of jade deity-like outfit that functioned as an armour. It withstood the force of destruction and prevented her from collapsing.
The Everlasting Aerial Hide!
Lin Feng and Zhu Yi shared a glance as they thought, “That’s the secret defense technique passed down from Emperor Tai!”
Following the Heaven’s Curse, Shao Qingcheng had displayed yet another impregnable defense technique. Together, they finally withstood Zhu Yi’s relentless attacks.
With a surge of her power, the Yang Heaven Lamp shone brighter than before, crashing out of the barrier from the Eternal Night Demonic Stele and then returning to her side.
There were no errors in Shao Qingcheng’s anticipations in the flow of the battle. No sooner had the lamp reached her when Zhu Yi’s attack came crashing down once again, leaving barely any time for her to catch a breather.
The Four Appearances Sky Formation-turned Sky Revolution encapsulated Shao Qingcheng’s Everlasting Aerial Hide once more, immediately beginning its contractions. The purple and golden armour cracked and burst, dissipating into the surroundings.
“Rise!” cried Shao Qingcheng.
Red flames from the Yang Heaven Lamp rose in tiny patterns, casting a net of fire around her and forming the third line of defense.
As an Immortal Soul cultivator, she could fully harness the full potential of the lamp, effectively turning it into an Immortal Soul stage cultivator that was on her side.
The sea of fire from the Solar Flare transformed the thousand miles of void around it into a sea of flame, seemingly distorting space itself.
“If it were one f the seven primordial flames, I would at least be slightly concerned. But your Solar Flare simply isn’t strong enough,” chided Zhu Yi as he remained nonchalan about the fearsome sea of flames. His Supreme Ancient Holy Apparel glistened with bright white light as it negated the heat from the Solar Flare’s fires.
In the meantime, his Four Appearances Sky Formation and Essay of the Sages continued their relentless assault.
With the Yang Heaven Lamp, Shao Qingcheng was hoping to get a breather and a window of opportunity to reorganize her strategy. But Zhu Yi did not waste his Sky Formation and Essay on defending against the Yang Heaven Lamp and instead carried on with his attack. Because Zhu Yi simply relied on his Supreme Ancient Holy Apparel to withstand the Yang Heaven Lamp, he could continue to oppress her with the Essay of the Sages.
The Essay of the Sages itself was an unusual weapon. Wielded by Zhu Yi, it functioned like an Immortal Soul avatar, suppressing the offensive capability of the Yang Heaven Lamp.
Facing Zhu Yi’s torrential attacks, Shao Qingcheng felt as though her four-limbs were not sufficient for defense as mistakes started to creep into her techniques.
When all of a sudden, an endless black curtain started to envelope her immortal soul avatar, sinking into a world of nothingness. There was neither sound nor light in this world.
“Damn it!” She knew it was the works of the Eternal Night Demonic Steele.
If she did not escape the darkness in time, she would be subdued and captured by Zhu Yi’s Eternal Night Demonic Steele.
“Bastard! Don’t you dare!” screamed Shao Qingcheng. The multiverse created by her immortal soul began to stir, as though many smaller worlds revolved around a great sphere of energy. The sphere of powerful energy expanded through barriers and began merging with the smaller worlds.
In the next moment, this powerful concept of energy transformed into streaks of light as it exploded out of the captivity of the Eternal Night Demonic Steele.
In a sorrowful moan, the Eternal Night Demonic Steele retreated and the darkness faded. Shao Qingcheng could see light once again. Even though she was only trapped in darkness momentarily, it felt as though a thousand years had passed.
The blow that Shao Qingcheng dealt on the steele was great. Despite it being a Mahayana level magic treasure, it had no way to fully regenerate itself in such a short span.
Nonetheless, Shao Qingcheng had also sustained considerable damage, resulting in her inability to maintain her immortal soul avatar as she reverted to her human form.
Zhu Yi quietly said, “There may be some parts of the concepts of Great Heavenly Mantra and Celestial Treasure Wheel in your retaliation earlier. They might be little, but they are still quite impressive.”
“But this will not change the fact that I will defeat you!”
Zhu Yi’s Four Appearances Sky Formation and Essay of the Sages crashed down on Shao Qingcheng once again. Seeing how Zhu Yi had resumed with the attacks, Shao Qingcheng revealed a look of despair. With a damaged immortal soul, it would be taxing to block this attack.
Shao Qingcheng had given up all hope of turning this fight into a victory. Even the thought of dragging it to a stalemate or a draw was almost impossible. Lin Feng observed the fight from afar and believed the result of this was already predictable.
At this very stage, Shao Qingcheng had no choice but to admit that she, an immortal soul cultivator, was about to be defeated by a nascent soul warrior!
She took a deep breath and regained the decisiveness that she had always possessed. She pointed a single finger at her forehead.
Golden light emerged from her forehead, becoming what seemed like a golden plate engraved with symbols that were to complicate dto decipher .
As the golden light faded, the plate revealed a black metallic colour with crimson words inscribed. But on closer look, only half a plate was there.
Her fingertip jabbed hard at the plate and shattered it, releasing a purple and gold mist that encapsulated her body. In an instant, the mist ripped open the void and extracted her out of the battle. Shao Qingcheng was about to vanish.
Even Zhu Yi’s Four Appearances Sky Formation and Essay of the Sages were too slow to get her.
“The Emperor Tai’s Diplomatic Immunity Certificate?” a thought flashed through Zhu Yi’s mind.
In the Antiquity Age, Emperor Tai bestowed this Diplomatic Immunity Certificate upon his most trusted generals as a golden pardon should he commit any crime punishable by death. At the same time, it was also a treasure that could protect his beloved subjects.
By breaking the plate in half and activating it, the powers of Emperor Tai would protect the wielder of the half-tablet and break him through the void, sending the person back to Emperor Tai where the other half-tablet laid.
Therefore, centuries later, people named this certificate the golden pardon. Although it could only be used once, it gave the wielder another chance at life.
But this treasure was sacred and very rare, practically unseen in today’s world.
However, it was not surprising for the Great Zhou Empire, which had excavated the Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai and other Emperor Tai possessions, to have obtained a few of them and given them to Shao Qingcheng, who was a core member of the East Heaven’s Gate.
“Zhu Yi, you’re good,” said Shao Qingcheng as she regained her composure. “You’re almost at the level to make Hongwu show himself, although that, for you, is bad news.”
“Even if he doesn’t look for me, I will find him,” replied Zhu Yi with a wry smile.
“And when that day finally arrives, not even the East Heaven’s Gate, the Great Zhou Empire, nor father himself can save you.”
“And you think you can just walk away with this treasure ? Your soul is hurt, but so is my steele. In that case, you can leave your beloved lamp as a form of compensation!”
As Zhu Yi spoke, the earth behind him began to tremble. The giant who was seated atop on the Qilin stood up and all four of his faces began to recite scriptures as his eight hands put aside their books, pen, zither and ruler, and took a ceremonious bow.
Immense power reverberated through the air. Reinforced by the Supreme Ancient Holy Apparel , Zhu Yi’s Four Appearances Sky Formation revolved in mid-air and shook the void, momentarily holding the escaping Shao Qingcheng in place.
In the next moment, the golden bridge created by Zhu Yi’s spell swept in a single swoop, knocking down the Yang Heaven Lamp that was on Shao Qingcheng’s head.
“You may leave now!” laughed Zhu Yi, content and satisfied.
Amidst his laughter, Shao Qingcheng was whacked by the golden bridge as shestumbled and fell. It was only after that did the purple light from the Diplomatic Immunity Certificate broke free from the control of the Four Appearances Sky Formation and surrounded her to bring her to safety.
Everyone in the vicinity could see what had happened. Not just Tidal Sword Elder, Red Dragon King, Solar Sage, and Shao Huayang, but all of them from East Heaven’s Gate and the other audiences.
“Zhu Yi!” screamed Shao Qingcheng. The embarrassment in front of everyone was suffocating.
Her calm composure shattered once more. If she was in her physical body, she would most likely have spit blood out of anger and shame.
But the Diplomatic Immunity Certificate could only save one person. Since Shao Qingcheng had used it, Yin Cangchen was doomed to be left behind. Shao Qingcheng could not even save her own lamp, let alone another person.
Yin Cangchen was already severely injured by Zhu Yi before this and was only shielded by Shao Qingcheng. Now that Shao Qingcheng had left, he had no escape, and could only stare upon as Zhu Yi’s Great Boundaries of the Celestial Light and Darkness Mandala bound and caught him.
“You are too talkative. Be careful you don’t turn dumb after this,” laughed Zhu Yi as he suppressed Yin Cangchen.
The crowd fell silent at this sight.
Nobody had expected such results from the beginning, they thought that Zhu Yi would be lucky to survive or force a draw. Little did they know that Zhu Yi would actually triumph over Shao Qingcheng.
The gaze from Tidal Sword Elder and the other elders leaped from Zhu Yi to Lin Feng, their emotions clearly not in one place. They felt as though they could not compare to Lin Feng anymore.
Not just in physique or power, but in seniority and rank as Lin Feng’s student, Zhu Yi, could already match up to them. If that was the case, how else were they supposed to face the master if they had difficulty handling the student? The difference between Lin Feng and them was apparent.
Lin Feng’s calm and composed self contrasted against the bewilderment apparent in the rest as though Zhu Yi’s fight was of no major concern and his victory was guaranteed from the start.
He courteously motioned to everyone and said, “This fight is over, our sect will hence take our leave.”
Vivant Joy Holy Man and Tidal Sword Elder were alerted by his words as they simply could not stomach the fact that Lin Feng was leaving with the Green Glass Jade Stand.