Chapter 772: Heavenly Hand, Tiny Speck of Light
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As Lin Feng used the Fences of the Heaven Abhijna to stop Falling Wave Dragon King from escaping with the tokens and the water bubble, a gap opened up in the horizon, and a man strolled out of the void.
He was a senior man wearing a green robe. While all his hairs had turned white, he remained in the pink of health. There were no wrinkles on his skin, which was as smooth as that of a toddler.
This white-haired old man had an immense aura of power. While he arrived from the void, it seemed as if his lone figure encompassed a world of its own. While he appeared to be out of place compared to the space around him, he seemed to be in perfect harmony with it at the same time, giving people an odd feeling of contradiction.
Through the lens of the old man’s eyes, one could vaguely see an expansive universe. The celestial worlds rotated in his iris which seemed to speak of profound reflections about the Great Taoist Way.
Lin Feng frowned. After sizing up the old man he spoke in a mild manner: “Shao Dongtian?”
While his words came across as a question, Lin Feng’s tone had been factual as if he was talking about something obvious.
The white-haired old man smiled: “Greetings, grandmaster of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. I am Shao Dontian.”
Indeed, he was the Immortal Soul Stage cultivator who had singlehandedly established the East Heaven’s Gate sect, the grandmaster of the East Heaven’s Gate sect. At the same time, he was Shao Qingcheng’s father and Shao Huayang’s grandpa.
According to what Yi Cangchen had told him, Shao Dongtian had just attained the way of the virtual entity after a long period of close-door cultivation.
At Lin Feng’s current level, this information was among one of the most important ones among what Yi Cangchen had divulged to him.
If Shao Dongtian could achieve the way of the virtual identity, it meant that the East Heaven’s Gate must have controlled a substantial number of books from the Heaven’s Gate sect, even if they might not have a complete collection.
Even if the books had been incomplete before, Shao Dongtian must have had a major discovery before his close-door cultivation that enabled his breakthrough to the way of the virtual entity. If he were to be left alone, the East Heaven’s Gate would surely enter a period of fast developments.
However, Lin Feng was most interested in whether Shao Dongtian had obtained the complete version of Heaven’s Gate’s secret Great Way mantra, the Great Heavenly Mantra.
Shao Dontian’s daughter had been defeated by Zhu Yi, Lin Feng’s disciple and her Yang Heaven Lamp had been looted from her. His disciple, Yi Cangchen had too been captured and his You Heaven Robe had been looted from him as well. The East Heaven’s Gate had a score to settle with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
However, Shao Dongtian did not rush to take revenge on Lin Feng. His face had not shown the slightest sign of anger.
After greeting Lin Feng, he proceeded directly to grab Red Dragon King and Falling Wave Dragon King!
Dragon King and Falling Wave Dragon King could no longer care about the water bubble and the tokens and scrambled to make their escape. Shao Dongtian palm extended and seemingly enveloped this vast region of the sea. No matter how fast Red Dragon King and Falling Wave Dragon King tried to escape, they could not escape from the reach of his palm.
While the move seemed to be nothing special, it was in fact Heavenly Hand, the secret Abhijna belonging to the Heaven’s Gate sect.
Falling Wave Dragon King dived deep into the sea and used his unique gift to control an immense volume of seawater to shield him against Shao Dongtian’s grab.
However, it seemed as if there was a wheel of light at the center of Shao Dongtian’s palm. As the wheel spins, it sucked the seawater dry, allowing Shao Dongtian to capture Falling Wave Dragon King.
While Falling Wave Dragon King was a dragon at Level one Immortal Demon Soul Stage, he was powerless to resist Shao Dongtian who had reached Level three of Immortal Soul Stage.
On the other side, Lin Feng made a move as well. The Fences of the Heaven morphed into the Heaven Arrest move and proceeded to capture the Red Dragon King.
Shao Dongtian raised his brow for an instant. A smile-like expression appeared on his face.
He was aware that as he had just reached Level three of Immortal Soul Stage, he was not as strong as Kuang Heng or Xuan Lin Holy Man from the Greater Void Sect. Lin Feng’s power even exceeded that of Kuang Heng and Xuan Lin Holy Man. Therefore, he would probably lose if he fought with Lin Feng.
By Lin Feng Shao Dongtian was referring to Lin Feng’s real body, not the avatar that he now faced which only had a cultivation level of advanced Nascent Soul Stage.
While Shao Dongtian agreed that Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar had incredible powers such that even cultivators of Level one Immortal Soul Stage might be defeated by it, its power wouldn’t have sufficed to challenge him.
While the avatar might prove to be tougher than dealing with Falling Waves Dragon King, the result would be no different.
If Lin Feng wished to humiliate himself Shao Dongtian would gladly oblige.
With one hand, Shao Dongtian captured Falling Wave Dragon King. He then cast the Dark Boundary Curse, generating a small world with his mana and then locked Falling Wave Dragon King inside it.
He grabbed towards Red Dragon King with his other hand.
Lin Feng’s expressions remained calm. Wondrous glyphs spew out from his eyes; each glyph was black and white in color. As they turned, they condensed into an inconspicuous tiny sphere of light that almost seemed like a speck of dust.
Shao Dongtian’s irises contracted sharply in alarm: “This move was not made by the avatar! It originates from the Abhijna of the mantra learned by Lin Feng’s real body!”
“It is not an Abhijna spell body nor is it an item like a magic treasure or a talisman, but it possessed a physical shape and can be preserved for a long time.”
As Shao Dongtian figured out many details of the move, he grew more puzzled: “I have never seen him cast this spell before…”
The hand that Shao Dongtian used to grab Red Dragon King grew as large as the sky.
In contrast, the tiny sphere of light condensed from Lin Feng’s glyphs was as small as a grain of dust at the other extreme.
As the huge and the minute collided, Lin Feng’s speck of light emitted an explosion of dazzling light. Countless glowing glyphs diffused across the sky, covering a massive area and transformed the sky above the Ying Sea into an ocean of white and black light.
The strong impact stayed Shao Dongtian’s hand before retracting quickly to envelop Red Dragon King. It reformed the speck of dust and returned to Lin Feng’s hand.
Lin Feng looked calmly at Shao Dongtian: “Thank you, Grandmaster Shao.”
Shao Dongtian took a good look at Lin Feng and smiled: “Grandmaster Lin is truly an adept cultivator. I respect you for that.”
Shao Dongtian would not be concerned if this speck of light was all that Lin Feng had. Aside from this speck, he did not see any other moves by the Steel Tree Avatar as significant. While the speck caught him off guard this time, he would not make the same mistake again.
However, Lin Feng had always been known for his sly moves. Without knowing exactly what Lin Feng was up to, Shao Dongtian did not intend to be fodder for other people. Moreover, he came to the Ying Sea to assist Emperor Zhou in controlling the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain. Everything else could wait.
Shao Dongtian was clear on the priority of things at different times.
Hence, after his move had been countered by Lin Feng, Shao Dongtian did not make any other moves but merely held onto Falling Wave Dragon King.
Both Lin Feng and Shao Dongtian shared the understanding of not disrupting the formation the two dragons had constructed moments ago under the sea.
Shao Dongtian calmly controlled the small world generated by the Dark Boundary Curse to force Falling Wave Dragon King imprisoned within it to continue supplying its dragon blood, which continued to drip onto the surface of the sea. Falling Wave Dragon King had no choice but to allow him to tap away at his blood essence.
Lin Feng and Shao Dongtian stood at opposite ends of the magical formation of the twenty-four pillars of light and looked calmly at it.
In the far distance above the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain, Lin Feng’s real body, Qin Emperor Shi Yu, and Zhou Emperor Liang Pan stared at the celestial mountain as if nothing had happened to the dragons.
Within the core spatial illusion of the celestial mountain, the battle grew more intense and chaotic.
Zhu Yi took a silent peek at the sea of blood behind him. His starlight soul body derived from Great Sun Holy Man’s Soul Remnant morphed into a humanoid shape. From each orifice over his body, an ethereal star rose into the air.
Standing above the Boundless Blood Sea, the starlight giant swung its fists, soaring through space and unleashed a deafening roar similar to that of a dragon.
In an instant, the aura of the fist from Horn Wood Serpent move of the Celestial Fist of Twenty-Eight Mansions obliterated one of the avatars belonging to the starlight soul body of Hell Shadow Holy Man!
At the same time he stepped onto the void with one foot so firmly planted that he almost seemed to have rooted in space, nothing could move him. This belonged to the move “Root Earth Raccoon.”
His other feet launched a savage kick with “Neck Gold Dragon” at the golden crow who was closing in onto the Boundless Blood Sea.
The Horn Mansion was wood-typed and took on the form of a serpent, hence the name Horn Wood Serpent. It was the first mansion for the Azure Dragon region of the East. It consisted of two stars that seemed like the two horns of a dragon. Dragon horns represented the ferocious charge into battle, making this move the deadliest among all the mansions.
The Root Mansion was earth-typed and took on the form of a raccoon, hence the name Root Earth Raccoon. It was the third mansion of the Azure Dragon region of the East. The root represented one’s basis and foundation. The root of a tree enabled it to grow unwaveringly.
The Neck Mansion was gold-typed and took on the form of a dragon, hence the name Neck Gold Dragon. It was the second mansion of the Azure Dragon region of the East. The neck of the dragon was protected by the horn of the dragon, and a single movement of the neck will lead to the quick follow up movements of the rest of the body, leading to swift assault!
These three ferocious moves forced the shadow and the golden crow to stop and deal with Zhu Yi’s attack first before they could think about approaching the Boundless Blood Sea any further.
The golden crow screeched wildly. The Grand Sun Primordial Flame all over its body erupted together, forming a torrential wave of golden Grand Sun Primordial Flame stings that the golden crow launched at Zhu Yi.
If one of these golden Grand Sun Primordial Flame stings managed to hit Zhu Yi, it would have blasted a gaping hole on his starlight body.
Zhu Yi’s assault did not stop there. He combined “Beak Fire Monkey,” “Three Stars Water Ape” and “Well Wood Moose” three moves into one, closing both of his hands and squeezed. This move petrified the vast area of space in front of him which perfectly suppressed the Grand Sun Primordial Flame heading his way, preventing the flame from moving.
The Beak Mansion was fire typed and took on the form of a monkey, hence the name “Beak Fire Monkey.” It was the sixth mansion of the White Tiger region of the East, forming the mouth of the tiger. The beak had long been seen as an auspicious symbol. Hence this move in the Celestial Fist of Twenty-Eight Mansions defended its user, resolving dangerous situations that they might be in.
The Well Mansion was wood-typed and took on the form of a moose, hence the name “Well Wood Moose.” It was the first mansion of the Vermillion Bird region of the South, where its constituent constellations gave it the shape of a net. Therefore the Well Wood Tiger move took on the form of a net, which seemed like a bottomless abyss, trapping any foe that got caught by it.
The Three Stars Mansion was water-typed and took on the form of an ape, hence the name “Three Stars Water Ape.” It was the last mansion of the White Tiger region of the East, forming the chest of the tiger. As it was the last of the seven mansions of the East and yet formed an incredibly important area, it became a symbol of good luck. Hence this move became the killer move in the Celestial Fist of Twenty-Eight Mansions that was able to turn the outcome of the battle!
As Zhu Yi exerted greater force to his hand, the incredible pressure at the center of his palm crushed the Grand Sun Primordial Fire as well as the surrounding space out of existence.
Behind him, the Boundless Blood Sea redoubled its efforts to open the doorway at the center of the cloud of stars. As the Blood Sea exerted an immense force on the doorway, it finally seemed as if it was going to open.
Zhu Yi raised his right fist. The fierce aura of the fist around him slowly condensed into a surreal illusion, within which innumerable stars twinkled.
Divine Palm of Three Enclosures, Heavenly Market Enclosure Divine Palm!