Chapter 771: Evil Doings that Benefits No One
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng controlled his Steel Tree to follow the Red Dragon King from a distance. While he did not fear the Red Dragon King, it was no easy matter for his Steel Tree Avatar at advanced Nascent Soul stage to hide from detection by the sensing ability of a demon Grand Sage.
Of course, while Lin Feng could pursue the Red Dragon King openly, that would be equivalent to a wolf constantly driving a herd of sheep to run for their lives.
When the Red Dragon King left, Lin Feng vaguely felt that something was not right with its mood. Hence, Lin Feng wanted to find out what trick this old dragon was hiding up his sleeve.
Shi Yu and Liang Pan had some interest in the matter as well. As they had inherited the lineage of the First Emperor and Emperor Tai respectively, they had inherited the hatred between the dragons and the two Emperors of Man as well.
While time flied and things gradually change, as long as the Immortal Dragon City and the Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai continued to exist in broad daylight and upheld their former glory, they would undoubtedly tear open the wounds of the Dragon Clan once again.
Both Shi Yu and Liang Pan deposited a fragment of their soul on Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar, pursuing the Red Dragon King together. Lin Feng did not oppose their move, as it represented a continuation of the balance precariously held between the three of them. All three of them shared a tacit agreement.
The Steel Tree Avatar stalked the Red Dragon King for several thousand miles. It watched as Red Dragon King briefed the dragons under his command. The thunder dragons departed subsequently, leaving the Red Dragon King alone at the place.
The old thunder dragon reverted to his true dragon form and cruised above the Ying Sea. It seemed as if he was waiting for something.
After a while, a large shadow appeared from the depths of the sea before finally surfacing. A sapphire creature that was nearly a thousand foot long showed up. It was a Sea Dragon King with demonic powers on par with the Red Dragon King.
Being in the ocean boosted the Sea Dragon King’s powers above and beyond that of the Red Dragon King, who was a thunder dragon.
“Red Dragon King, have you found the Yingzhou Celestial Mountains?” The sapphire sea dragon asked.
The Red Dragon King grunted: “While I have indeed found it, but on the human side Zhou Emperor Liang Pan showed up with the Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai, the Qin Emperor Shi Yu arrived with the Immortal Dragon City. The grandmaster of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Lin Feng, appeared as well with Mount Yujing. ”
As the Sea Dragon King heard the names of the Immortal Dragon City and the Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai, its demonic aura shook violently. As a result, massive volumes of seawater became displaced into the air, forming terrifying tsunami-like waves.
However, as he took in the whole message of Red Dragon King, he fell silent.
He would potentially be facing two magic treasures of the Destiny Realm ad Lin Feng, who had already proven himself to be able to take on the might of a Destiny Realm treasure as well. This would be too much for even the Purple Sea Dragon King, let alone him or the Red Dragon King.
Even the combined might of all strong dragon clan cultivators would be no match for the combined force of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Zhou Empire and the Great Qin Empire.
The Red Dragon King asked: “Yunlang, do you know where is Soaring Blaze Dragon King now?”
This Sea Dragon King was none other than Falling Waves Dragon King whom Xiao Yan’s group have met before. On hearing Red Dragon King’s question, he shook his giant head: “It’s useless. Even if Soaring Blaze Dragon King had been here, we are still too weak to fight with them.”
Soaring Blaze Dragon King was one of the strong cultivators of the fire dragon clan. He was an arch-demon Level three Immortal Demon Soul Stage that left the Xuan Sea in search of opportunities in the Ying Sea. He was the strongest cultivator sent by the dragon clan for the unearthing of the three mountains this time.
“The Ying Sea is part of the Divine Lands. While it is close to the inter-world passage to the Barren Expanses, the humans nevertheless had a geographical advantage. Humans made up the majority of the strong cultivators entering the Ying Sea this time around.”
Falling Waves Dragon King added: “There might have been conflicts between Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Zhou Empire and the Great Qin Empire and they will fight to the death for the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain. Even so, as long as we show up, the three sects will join forces to repel us first.”
“If there are only two of the sects around we might be able to gain the temporary support from one of the sect to help them fight with the other sect. With three sects present, we would never be able to gain a foothold in the situation.”
As he talked, Falling Wave Dragon King gave a despaired sigh: “It all boils down to the fact that too few of our strong cultivators had entered the Ying Sea this time. Even if we were to team up with one of the sects, we would not be any match for the combined strength of the other two sects. We have too little to offer, and hence we will be the first faction to be driven away. If only our clan leaders were here, the situation would be a lot different.”
The Red Dragon King’s voice boomed through the air: “There is no point complaining about these now. Since we cannot get the Yingzhou Celestial Mountains, no one else can!”
Falling Waves Dragon King understood him immediately: “You mean triggering the Illusory Sea Tide?”
Red Dragon King replied: “Of course I’m talking about triggering the Illusory Sea Tide. I know that you have the dragon scale belonging to that sea dragon elder.”
Whenever the three mountains of the Ying Sea appears for a period, a giant wave would sweep across the Ying Sea, triggering all the spatial illusions together in the form of a dangerous tide. That’s the Illusory Sea Tide.
When the Illusory Sea Tide became active, Penglai, Yingzhou and Fangzhang mountains would stay hidden in obscure locations until they were discovered again.
The terrifying tide was the result of the will of the Ying Sea, an immense Outer Realm. Before the onset of the Tide, cultivators in the Ying Sea would retreat to the Divine Lands. Otherwise once the Tide set in the Ying Sea would become much more dangerous than before.
In the past, a sea dragon king of Level three Immortal Demon Soul Stage had entered the Ying Sea. While he failed to gain control over the Three Mountains of Ying Sea, he did not walk away empty-handed.
Using his unique gift, this sea dragon king not only managed to escape from the Illusory Sea Tide but even managed to unravel some of the mysteries of the Tide. With this knowledge, he devised a secret Abhijna that was capable of triggering a small Illusory Sea Tide in the Ying Sea.
However, it was very difficult to use this Abhijna.
For instance, it could only be used in the vicinity of one of the celestial mountains as it needed to tap on the connection between the celestial mountain and the Ying Sea.
Normally speaking, it would be a very rare opportunity for one to find the exact location of any one of the celestial mountains, and whoever discovered a celestial mountain would try their best to control it.
Contrary to this notion, once a regional Illusory Sea Tide had been triggered, it would cause the particular celestial mountain to hide in the Ying Sea prematurely.
Hence, no one would do such an evil deed that would not benefit anyone unless they had no better option.
However, Red Dragon King and Falling Waves Dragon King had no mental stress about casting the Abhijna.
With three different sects vying for the celestial mountain, it would be almost impossible for them to succeed in controlling the celestial mountain in the end. In which case, the dragon kings decided, they might as well prevent anyone from securing the celestial mountain!
The prospect of the Great Zhou Empire or the Great Qin Empire possibly gaining control of the celestial mountain further strengthened the resolve of these two old dragons.
Falling Waves Dragon King opened his mouth and spat out a clear piece of dragon scale the shape of a drop of water. While it was relatively small in size, it contained a profound level of water-typed demonic energy which could create an ocean if its energy were released.
The Falling Waves Dragon King’s scales started glowing blue. One after another, ancient glyphs lit up and became infused into the water-drop shaped dragon scale.
The Red Dragon King remained on alert while glyphs of lighting appeared all over his body as well.
As time passed, the dragon scale started expanding, almost like a giant water bubble.
Lights flickered across the surface of the water bubble which seemed to form connections with the many spatial illusions in the Ying Sea. Under the control of Falling Waves Dragon King, the giant water bubble sank deep within the sea and hovered at its position.
Together with the chanting of ancient incantations, Falling Waves Dragon King took out twenty-four tokens carved from blue crystals and arranged them intricately around the water bubble.
After that, the old sea dragon cut the scales on one of his claws. A large volume of dragon blood flowed out of the wound and landed in the sea, which became absorbed by the tokens.
Instantly, luminous pillars of light shot up into the sky. These pillars formed an intricate pattern, with the water bubble at its center.
Falling Waves Dragon King looked up at the sky before lowering his gaze to examine the sea: “The time isn’t right. I can only activate the Abhijna within a short window of opportunity forty-five minutes from now for the spell to work.”
“It is alright. We will wait forty-five minutes. If it only takes forty-five minutes for the humans to control the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain, then so be it.” Red Dragon King replied: “But it is essential that within this period we must continue to nourish the tokens with the essence of our blood.”
“I will not let you bear all of the cost of the Abhijna. Aside from guarding you, I will contribute some of my blood essences as well. You must conserve your energy to unleash the Abhijna when the time has come.”
As Red Dragon King talked, his facial expression suddenly changed: “Oh no!”
Falling Waves Dragon King had been busy handling the Abhijna and made the same realization right after Red Dragon King. They could see that in the distant sky a gap opened up into the void. A tanned young man dressed in purple appeared amidst clouds of purple mist.
“That is one of the avatars of the grandmaster of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. While its cultivation level is only at advanced Nascent Soul Stage, it is as powerful as a human Immortal Soul Stage cultivator and likely owns more than one magical treasure.” Red Dragon King was afraid that the Falling Waves Dragon King would act rashly and immediately projected his voice across: “While our combined strength is greater than that of the avatar, I’m afraid that we cannot sustain the Abhijna ritual any longer!”
Falling Wave Dragon King’s mouth twitched slightly. While he might have underestimated his opponent before arriving at the Ying Sea, he would no longer do so knowing that it was Lin Feng’s avatar. After he witnessed how Xiao Yan slew the Marquis of Jinghuan, he would not underestimate it even if it was only at advanced Nascent Soul Stage.
While they felt that it was a shame, both dragon kings knew that they could no longer continue with the Abhijna ritual.
Falling Wave Dragon King opened his mouth again and attempted to keep the water bubble and the tokens.
On seeing Falling Wave Dragon King’s action, Lin Feng smiled. He raised his right hand in the shape of a knife and gently slashed down in the air.
The water bubble and the tokens in sea shook and remained in their position. Falling Wave Dragon King did not manage to keep them.
At this moment, another tremor could be felt originating from another part of the sky. Lin Feng’s gaze flickered slightly. The void opened again at the edge of the horizon, and another figure walked out of the spatial gap.