Chapter 770: Who is Everyone?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Zhu Yi’s heart raced slightly as the golden crow figure, cloaked in the Grand Sun Primordial Fire, suddenly appeared. He soon calmed down.
The person before him had obviously possessed the starlight body formed by the Soul Remnant of the Golden Crow Grand Sage that died in the Ying Sea.
As far as Zhu Yi was aware, aside from the unfortunate guy who had been suppressed by his master, the golden crow tribe had another grandmaster cultivator of Level two Undying Demonic Soul Stage who died in the Ying Seas in the Middle Ages.
Aside from the odd situation where Monk Da Kong possessed Zhi Guang Zen Master ‘s starlight body, Zhu Yi postulated that other people who entered the void had starlight bodies randomly allocated to them and were unable to decide on whose Soul Remnant they would possess of their own will.
Nevertheless, regardless of who had possessed the starlight body of the Golden Crow Grand Sage, they had the same goal of dealing with the one with the starlight soul body of Blood River Prince. On the one hand, this person had been ahead of everyone else by being the closest to the center of the cloud of stars. On the other hand, he possessed the starlight body of Blood River Prince who had the highest cultivation level among them at Level three Immortal Soul Stage.
Therefore, he naturally became everyone’s target.
This person who possessed starlight body of Blood River Prince had retaliated fiercely. After the initial dozen of Unholy Blood Lotuses, he summoned another dozen of them and used them to form a terrifying formation that surrounded and trapped the golden crow starlight.
The twelve blood lotuses formed a dark and sticky circle that ignited, forming clusters of blood flames seeking to incinerate the golden crow.
The golden crow gave out an inaudible shriek, the layer of Grand Sun Primordial Flame on his body crackled as it blasted away blood flames that came too close for comfort.
The Blood River Primordial Water was capable of contaminating most things in existence. Only the One Heavenly Primordial Water, one of the six Primordial Water, also known as the mother of all waters, was said to neutralize it.
However, as with all things, there were exceptions. Like how the Vairocana Pristine Cleansing Fire was immune to the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze, certain things were resistant to the corrosion of the Blood River Primordial Water in their pure states. The Grand Sun Primordial Flame, one of the seven primordial flames that emitted incredible levels of Yang energy, happened to be one of them.
Of course, the amount and power level of the two sides must be similar to each other. Excessive volume of water can douse a fire, just like how a large fire can vaporize water.
It would be difficult for the Blood River Primordial Water controlled by Blood River Prince of level three Immortal Soul Stage to defeat the Grand Sun Primordial Flame of the golden crow demon of Level two Immortal Demon Soul stage unless Blood River Prince unleashed the power of his virtual entity.
Nevertheless, the golden crow had to stop on its way to reinforce his defense to prevent contamination. While the second wave of twelve blood lotuses trapped the golden crow, the first wave of twelve blood lotuses exploded into a shower of blood that morphed into lotus petals of blood and flew towards the starlight body of the Hell Shadow Holy Man. Given the countless drops of blood, none of the Shadow Avatars could bypass this barrier.
After stopping the golden crow and the shadow from chasing him, the starlight shrouded in blood continued its way towards the center of the cloud of stars.
He did not attack Zhu Yi, who was next to him, but merely shrouded himself with the Blood River in defense.
Zhu Yi frowned. The starlight shrouded in blood seemed to know who he was. The difference in treatment seemed to suggest that he was on Zhu Yi’s side.
It would probably be impossible for Baiguang to restore so many of Blood River Prince’s Abhijnas and spells.
In which case it would have to be Xiao Yan or one of the others. Yang Qing would likely be unable to do so as well given his low cultivation level, while Xiao Zhener would most likely stay as the backup and therefore unlikely to have entered the spatial projection.
Could the starlight be Big Senior? As Zhu Yi’s gaze flickered while trying to figure out the starlight’s identity, the situation behind him changed.
Faced with the Blood River Primordial Water, the starlight body of Hell Shadow Holy Man morphed its shape all of a sudden. The cluster of shadow compressed itself until eventually, it formed a jet black antique mirror.
The surface of the mirror was pitch black as well. It reflected no light and seemed like a bottomless abyss that devoured everything, even including light rays and spiritual energy, that dared to be close to it.
Zhu Yi recalled the information he had received about the Dark Emperor, and a sentence came to his mind:”The Three Ultimate Abhijnas of the Dark Emperor, the Primordial Darkverse, the Realm of the Dim and the Dark Ancient Mirror, all of them are incredibly powerful. Together with the Yuan Shadow Avatar, these moves made the Dark Emperor a significant character in the history of the Primordial Age.”
The Abhijna cast by the person in front of him was no other than the Dark Ancient Mirror.
According to folklore, this spell was capable of replicating the Abhijnas and spells cast by other people, making it seem immensely strong. Miao Shihao’s Ray Reflecting Mirror reflected his opponent’s spells back. Within the limits of his Abhijna, he can cast the opponent’s spells back at them at the same power level. He was limited to casting the spell once at the same time his opponent attacked, and it didn’t mean that he can cast the particular spell from then on.
In comparison, the Dark Emperor’s Abhijna truly copied the spells, taking the opponent’s moves over for himself. While there were several limitations to this Abhijna, it was enough to make his foes cringe.
At this moment, the person who possessed the starlight of the Hell Shadow Holy Man aimed the Dark Ancient Mirror towards the rain of blood coming his way.
A scarlet blood shadow appeared on the deep dark surface of the mirror.
Immediately after that, as the shadowy starlight shook violently, some of the Blood River Primordial Water that was filling up the void turned against itself, part of it morphed into a rain of blood as well in opposition with the rest of the Blood River Primordial Water.
Nevertheless, this stream of Primordial Water was greatly outnumbered by the Blood River Primordial Water controlled by the starlight body of Blood River Prince.
Exalted treasures such as the Blood River Primordial Water and the Grand Sun Primordial Flame do not simply materialize in mid-air by casting a spell. Instead, the corresponding Abhjinas and Spells merely controlled them. Therefore, while the Dark Ancient Mirror replicated the opponent’s Unholy Rain of Blood Abhijna, he had to wrest control of the Blood River Primordial Water first before the shadowy starlight can attack his enemy with his Abhijna.
As the shadowy starlight had only the Unholy Rain of Blood Abhijna and lacked the mana of the Blood River mantra, he could only control a very limited volume of Blood River Primordial Water.
Having realized where the problem lay, the shadowy starlight turned the Dark Ancient Mirror to face the golden crow that had been trapped by the Blood River Primordial Water as well.
Specks of golden light appeared on the deep dark mirror.
The golden crow who had used most of his strength wrestling with the Blood River Primordial Water had no means to defend himself against the Dark Ancient Mirror. Large clusters of Grand Sun Primordial Flame left his body, abandoning its former owner and headed towards starlight soul body of the Hell Shadow Holy Man.
The shadowy starlight morphed itself into a black-robed Taoist whose finger pointed at the Unholy Rain of Blood in front of him. The large clusters of Grand Sun Primordial Flame became shaped into golden needle-like Stings that blasted the drops of the blood rain that it touched into pieces.
The void around him instantly became transformed into a world with intertwining colors of bright gold and blood red.
While the putrid blood rain had been blasted to smithereens, the Blood River Primordial Water didn’t disappear. It soon gathered itself and was in the process of reforming the rain of blood.
In the short moment when the rain of blood had been blown into pieces, the black-robed Taoist from the shadowy starlight transformed itself into a shadow and quickly traversed the blood rain blocking his way. He continued chasing the starlight of blood and Zhu Yi.
The starlight of blood had already reached the center of the cloud of stars, but the doorway had yet to open up. No one could pass through at the moment.
Massive volumes of Blood River Primordial River converged into what seemed like an ocean of blood at the center of the cloud of stars. It exerted its force on the closed doorway, hoping to open it up.
Aside from exerting its force, the ocean of blood generated a huge suction force, pulling everything around it.
This was the Borderless Blood Sea, the secret Great Way Abhijna of the Blood River Sect. It had been crafted from the combination of the blood and spirit essence of thousands of living beings and the Blood River Primordial Water. It was capable of absorbing the enemy’s attacks as well as sucking the enemies into the Blood Sea.
The sea of blood seemed like a bottomless abyss that greedily devoured all that landed in it before digesting and assimilating them like a hungry primordial beast.
As the Blood Sea spread, covering the entire center of the cloud of stars, the golden crow unleashed a deafening screech. While the black-robed Taoist stole some of his Grand Sun Primordial Flame, its aura became boosted instead. To people’s surprise, the golden crow had been hiding its strength, hoping that Zhu Yi and the black-robed Taoist would engage the starlight of blood in battle first.
The golden crow mustered his real power. A massive surge of Grand Sun Primordial Flame erupted around the golden crow. The flame then clustered together, forming a golden sun.
The golden sun sacrificed some of its Primordial Flame and forced a way through the blood flames surrounding it. It transformed into a golden ray of light and charged towards the sea of blood.
However, neither the golden sun nor the black-robed Taoist, or even Zhu Yi, dared to charge head-on into the Borderless Blood Sea. They were aware that such a move would be suicide.
While the Borderless Blood Sea remained cautious about the golden crow and the black-robed Taoist, he was not hostile to Zhu Yi. Not only did he not worry about Zhu Yi, but he also seemed to hope that Zhu Yi would help him delay the golden crow and the black-robed Taoist to buy him some time.
Zhu Yi’s gaze shifted between the golden crow, the black-robed Taoist, and the Borderless Blood Sea.
Without knowing everyone’s true identity, it was hard to decide who was on his side whether they had teamed up or fought with each other before.
As people approached the core of the spatial illusion, changes could be seen all over the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain. Brilliantly colored rays of light illuminated the entire landscape, dispersing the clouds surrounding it and lighting up the vast blue sea beneath.
Above the celestial mountain, in the midst of the churning light and fog, a vast projection of a spatial illusion could be seen depicting the situation in the core spatial illusion of the Yingzhou Celestial Mountains.
Lin Feng, Liang Pan, Shi Yu and the rest of the people outside the celestial mountain looked on, keeping a cautious eye on one another in the process.
While they have not experienced the spatial illusion in person, the superior insights of these people allowed them to understand gradually how the spatial illusion worked.
As he looked at the group of people battling it out with each other, Lin Feng frowned; “Could they not communicate in the spatial illusion? Even if they couldn’t talk, couldn’t converse spiritually, couldn’t send messages with mana, don’t tell me that they couldn’t even form words with mana in the void to identify themselves?”
“Hmm, it seems that to possess the starlight bodies, one must minimize acts that reinforced their own identity. The purer one’s soul, the easier it would become to control their starlight soul bodies?”
Lin Feng smiled: “Interesting, interesting, so across one layer… no, two layers of starlight, how could one tell if the one next to him is man or beast, male or female?”
As he silently laughed, Lin Feng’s mind shook as he received a message from the Steel Tree Avatar who had been in pursuit of the Red Dragon King.
“Indeed, he is up to no good.”