Chapter 789: Risky Move!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
With regards to the black, mysterious water and words on its surface, the huge white jade pillar did not ostracize them. It remained calm as it continued to erect there.
The white jade pillar had no preference as to who should cultivate it. Just like a world on its own, it accommodated countless life spirits in the Heavens and Earth and allowed them to prosper, until death and destruction arrived. It interpreted the vast changes in the Heavens and Earth.
The huge Qilin above Zhu Yi’s head galloped and caused the black water to be destroyed. But even so, the water converted into streaks of water gas that surrounded and threatened to violate Zhu Yi’s powers. (Translator’s note: Kirin has been changed to Qilin over here. Just like Genbu, Kirin is the Japanese name for Qilin.)
“This cannot go on.” Zhu Yi’s vision landed on the white jade pillar. Over there was the real battleground.
In fact, whether it was him or Shi Lin, they could only cultivate the white jade pillar to a small extent. For them to ensure that it became a true magic treasure in the destiny realm, with their powers, there was still a very long way to go. Any mistake might cause this magic treasure embryo to be wasted.
But if they were at least able to cultivate it to a small extent and set the foundation, they could adjust the power of this magic treasure and defeat the other party.
To both Zhu Yi and Shi Lin now, a magic treasure in the destiny realm that was not fully cultivated yet was still able to decide the victor of this battle.
In terms of the battle, Zhu Yi could still sustain. But in terms of the cultivation of the white jade pillar, he was on the losing end.
As time passed, when the black water squeezed the words of Zhu Yi out of the white jade pillar and claimed it to itself, Shi Lin would be able to cultivate this magic treasure embryo. When that happened, he could suppress Zhu Yi easily.
Although he was on the losing end and the situation was dire, Zhu Yi did not panic. He did not feel defeated, rather, he calmed himself down and his thoughts gathered quickly.
“Initially, I wanted to nurture it slowly, before cultivating it successfully at one shot. But now it seems like I have to make a risky move.” Zhu Yi’s gaze flashed, “In a safe state, when everything is prepared, success is almost guaranteed. But with external pressure, there is another form of motivation. The result may not be inferior.”
As he thought till here, the ancient costume that Zhu Yi wore flashed with a bright radiance. His Cosmic Form released a deafening roar.
The initial Four Appearances Sky Formation re-surfaced the appearance of the Sky Revolution, causing Zhu Yi to be protected at the center. After that, they all landed on the Higan Golden Bridge (referring to the golden bridge commonly summoned by Zhu Yi).
As he faced Shi Lin, Zhu Yi took a defensive stance.
The Eternal Night Demonic Stele and the Forever-Bright Bodhi Heart Lamp also converted into one dark and one bright crystal-like entity respectively. They combined to form a transparent construction that resembled a spiritual altar, trapping Shi Lin’s Black River Sword within.
It was Zhu Yi’s Great Boundaries of the Celestial Light and Darkness Mandala, which was exhibited by two magic treasures now, as it trapped the Black River Sword.
The Black River Sword kept on moving inside the boundaries and tried to escape, but the Great Boundaries of the Celestial Light and Darkness Mandala gave up its offensive stance and focused on defending. This prevented the sword from escaping in the short-term.
Zhu Yi took in a deep breath under the protection of the golden bridge and the Sky Revolution, and he released the Great Sun Golden Form.
He had obtained the Great Sun Golden form for some time already. After meticulous analysis, he realized why the Great Zhou Empire passed the Great Sun Golden form to Monk Da Kong.
The Great Sun Holy Man perished on the Fangzhang Celestial Mountain. Although his soul was destroyed, his flesh was preserved. Through the nourishment of the Ying Sea spiritual energy, along with fate, it entered a miraculous state.
The physical martial arts of his body was preserved, but the soul was completely gone.
For a physical martial arts Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator like the Great Sun Holy Man, his virtual entity and his flesh were combined with each other. If his flesh and physical martial arts were preserved, they could be revived with sufficient nourishment.
But because of the strange suppression of the Ying Sea world, the flesh of the Great Sun Holy Man was unable to reform a spell body. This caused the existence of the Great Sun Holy Man’s flesh to be special and suitable for a cultivator to cultivate into his own avatar.
After that, the Fangzhang Celestial Mountain landed in the hands of the Great Zhou Empire. The flesh of the Great Sun Holy Man also landed in the hands of Liang Pan. Liang Pan wanted to cultivate it into another of his avatar, an avatar that was capable of unleashing the powers of the Great Sun Holy Man like in the past. At the same time, he hoped to complete the physical martial arts mantras of Emperor Chen that the Great Sun Holy Man cultivated in the past.
If this physical martial arts manual was passed to Zhu Hongwu to analyze and cultivate, it would allow his powers to reach a higher level.
To complete and re-surface the physical martial arts within, Liang Pan passed this Great Sun Golden Form to Monk Da Kong for him to safekeep temporarily.
But now, the Great Sun Golden Form landed in the hands of Zhu Yi. Furthermore, there was the pressure brought about by Prince Jingfang, Shi Lin, of the Great Qin Empire. Zhu Yi directly summoned the physical martial arts mantra of Emperor Chen that he comprehended in the environment of the celestial mountain and attacked the Great Sun Golden Form using it!
Since they came from the same source, they achieved a resonance.
The Great Sun Golden Form seemed to have something that caused a jerk. This even caused the entire golden form to release a huge and bright radiance.
Even the pupils of the golden form started to shine with a strange light, as they stared at Zhu Yi.
The Great Sun Golden Form that had always been stationary started to jerk, as if it wanted to stand up.
The golden Buddhist light that was on its surface was like a layer of gold foil. It was slowly stripped off. Wherever the golden light disappeared, a bright starlight would be emanated.
Right now, the Great Sun Golden Form was like a sleeping giant that was about to be awakened.
In the face of this Great Sun Golden Form, Zhu Yi seemed to be facing the stars and the universe. The acupoints of the flesh of the Great Sun Holy Man trembled, just like how the countless stars in the universe shone.
Zhu Yi formed a print with his palms and Purple Clouds revolved around the Great Sun Golden Form, converting into the appearance of the Eight Trigrams.
In the center of the Eight Trigrams, the images of Dragon, Phoenix, Turtle and Qilin were formed. Around them, the Essay of the Sages revolved.
The attack of Shi Lin continued, as if it was able to break down Zhu Yi’s defense anytime.
But Zhu Yi was unbothered. He put most of his focus on what was happening in front of him. The pressure and sense of urgency that Shi Lin brought to him became his motivation. His comprehension of his own cultivation reached a new high.
Zhu Yi’s soul had left his flesh at this point and was injected within the Four Images and Eight Trigrams that were formed from his powers. After that, he divided his soul and his thoughts.
Following that, he did not continue to summon the physical martial arts mantra of Emperor Chen. Instead, he infused the Four Images and Eight Trigrams as well as the words from the Essay of the Sages into the brows of the Great Sun Golden Form.
At this point, he had to use his own powers, otherwise he would not be cultivating the Great Sun Golden Form into his own avatar. On the other hand, his soul could be used by the Great Sun Holy Man.
As his soul entered the flesh of the Great Sun Holy Man, Zhu Yi felt as if he was entering an ocean of starlight. The face of someone subtly appeared. It was the Great Sun Holy Man.
Right now, in this Great Sun Golden Form, it seemed like the Great Sun Holy Man was cultivating his own physical martial arts and entered into a blur and confused state, like an infant. But at the same time, he was continuing to receive the great way of the Heavens and Earth.
Zhu Yi’s soul combined with him and his thoughts became a little messy for a short moment. It was almost assimilated with that of the Great Sun Holy Man.
But Zhu Yi remained cautious and summoned the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues. He cultivated the physical martial arts that was left in the flesh of the Great Sun Holy Man.
“I have to thank the illusory realm of the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain.” Zhu Yi understood. Right now, he was like when he was in the illusory realm, as he converted starlight into his body. But it’s just that his soul and the Great Sun Golden form were more tightly linked.
“This is a physical martial arts avatar, cultivated from my own essence.” After the whole process, Zhu Yi’s soul returned to his own body. After that, he dripped his own blood essence on the forehead of the Great Sun Golden form.
The Great Sun Golden Form continued to remain coated with a layer of golden Buddhist light. But it soon cracked and revealed a huge figure. The facial features of the figure no longer resembled that of the Great Sun Holy Man, but that of Zhu Yi.
Zhu Yi’s actual body and his Great Sun Avatar revealed smiles.
After he finished cultivating, his original cultivation realm of the Nascent Soul Stage had now possessed a true physical martial arts avatar of an Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator.
Zhu Yi’s soul had completely combined with the Great Sun Golden form. He felt as if it contained boundless strength. Its energy seemed to have changed completely.
The pores around its body seemed to have transcended the barriers of the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain and resonated with the luminaries in the sky.
The countless understanding of the way of the Heavens and Earth by an Immortal Soul Stage cultivator were all feedbacked to Zhu Yi’s actual body. Some of them were already understood by him, but there were some that benefited him greatly.
“With this Great Sun Golden Form, I can clearly feel that I am a step closer to the Immortal Soul Stage!”
“It’s a pity that when I cultivated this avatar, although I used my own powers to cultivate it, my soul completely infused with the physical martial arts mind of the Great Sun Holy Man. This has caused this avatar to be only capable of unleashing the physical martial arts mantra of Emperor Chen. If my powers are unleashed, they won’t be fully unleashed.”
“However, this is sufficient enough for me.”
Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar roared and the vigorous strength it possessed was frightening. Zhu Yi released the Sky Revolution and the Higan Golden Bridge. The Great Sun Avatar’s energy intensified and it converted into a streak of starlight that burst towards Shi Lin!
Shi Lin heard about Zhu Yi’s battle exploits with Shao Qingcheng from Shi Xingyun and the Vivant Joy Holy Man. As he saw Zhu Yi adopt a defensive stance, he did not let down his guard. On the other hand, he became warier.
He did not try to destroy Zhu Yi’s defense, but went to cultivate the white jade pillar.
Whatever was the key to solving the problem, Shi Lin could tell very accurately. Once he cultivated this magic treasure embryo, Zhu Yi couldn’t do anything anymore.
The black water washed the white jade pillar of the words of the chapter.
The black water continued to ascend the pillar. As it was only a step away from the top of the pillar, Zhu Yi let go of his defense at this point. A radiance that was like a shooting star burst towards Shi Lin.
As he felt that vigorous power, Shi Lin’s eyelids twitched, “Why is there an Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator?!”