Chapter 804: Not Just One Party!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Xin Longsheng looked calm as usual. As he looked out of the pavilion, his vision transcended void space as he peered in the direction of Mount Kunlun.
The pavilion that he was in was decorated very simply. There were no chairs or tables. There were only a few prayer mats on the floor.
But the wall behind Xin Longsheng had three sword scars.
The three sword scars were not weird. Even a random Foundation Establishment Stage sword cultivator was able to create sword scars that were more frightening than the ones on the wall.
But these three sword scars moved a little on the wall. It was as if they had their own life.
“Why has Mount Yujing revealed itself suddenly?” A voice came from the sword scar on the right. It sounded like two metals rubbing again each other, but also sounded like rumbling thunder.
Xin Longsheng replied, “Normally, when Mount Yujing exits from void space, there’s always a special reason. But there’s no news this time. There must be some change going on.”
“The Saintly Celestial Sword can subtly feel that the Heaven-Destroying Sword is on Mount Yujing now.” Xin Longsheng said. “Previously, when Mount Yujing descended on the Greater World, the Saintly Celestial Sword is unable to sense it. It must be because after Lin Feng cultivated the Heaven-Destroying Sword, he combined with the sword to become a single entity which prevents the Saintly Celestial Sword from detecting the sword.”
Among the three sword scars, the one on the left let out a hoarse and frail voice. “The problem lies with Lin Feng’s body? That’s why he can’t hide the sword anymore.”
“When Mount Yujing was amidst the space-time turbulence in void space, it was hidden it. But now, as the sword and Mount Yujing descend on the Greater World, the Saintly Celestial Sword is able to detect it immediately?”
Xin Longsheng said, “Everything is unknown. It’s too early to tell now.”
On the wall, the sword scar on the right asked, “Longsheng, how long more will it take for you to recover?”
Xin Longsheng answered, “Not much longer. But I still need time to fully recover.”
The sword scar on the left said again, “Now that a change has occurred in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, it’s the best time to strike.”
The sword scar on the right added on, “Luoshi, his mountain is indeed powerful. While they may be vulnerable now, but if one keeps on trying to attack someone else without care of his own cultivation, it is not advised.”
“Cloud Forest World, Heavenly Cart Peak, Xiling City. After the three times we have fought with Lin Feng, we have learnt a lot. Longsheng has already taken a step forward, what are you waiting for?”
Jie Luoshi’s voice, which came from the sword scar on the left, was silent for a while before it said, “Elder Cang Ming is right. But if the sword of the Celestial Sect of Wonders wants to reach the destiny realm, it has to progress along with Saintly Celestial Sword.”
“This dilemma cannot be resolved. Since this is the case, we have to take the first step and eliminate the opponent first.”
“Ever since the battle at Xiling City, we have been keeping a low profile. This is to increase our own powers. Besides the fact that you initiated the Five Decays Catastrophe, Longsheng has also taken the last step. Now that the catastrophe is about to be over, the powers of our sect is growing. On the other hand, the Celestial Sect of Wonders seems to be on the decline.”
“With their decline and our rise, it’s time for us to make a move.”
“If Lin Feng has retreated into void space or if he is in a precarious situation, we can even take control of Mount Yujing…”
The Cang Ming Swordmaster’s voice, which came from the sword scar on the right, resonated, “Luoshi, calm your mind.”
“You have developed a fear.” His tone was not rushed, while his voice sounded like rumbling thunder. “If one does not plan for the future, he will experience a lot of worries in the short run. Planning for the future is a good thing, but you are very conflicted.”
Jie Luoshi went silent and did not reply.
Xin Longsheng said, “Junior Jie, in order to overcome the Five Decays Catastrophe, besides one’s cultivation and powers, his state of mind is also important. You are too focused on Lin Feng and his Heaven-Destroying Sword, and you are losing confidence in your own Saintly Celestial Sword Qi.”
“You should know that your sword cultivation has declined over these few years rather than improved.”
The sword scar on the left twisted tremendously for a moment. The wall did not collapse, nor did any new cracks appear. The sword scar seemed to have been drawn over, but it also seemed like a dragon that had come alive.
Xin Longsheng ignored it and said calmly, “Initially, we all agreed that we can learn from Lin Feng’s sword. But since the battle at Xiling City, you have started to lose track of what’s the main point.”
Jie Luoshi answered in a deep voice, “Xin Longsheng! You still have the cheek to say. Let’s not talk about the complicated situation at the Cloud Forest World. At the Heavenly Cart Peak, your physical spell body was destroyed. At Xiling City, you caused more damage to the Saintly Celestial Sword. Even if we agreed to analyze Lin Feng’s art of swordplay initially, the face of Mount Shu has already been lost by you!”
Xin Longsheng remained indifferent, “In the past, the blood river flooded Mount Shu and the Taoties engulfed countless swords. But what’s the result?”
“The Immortal Heaven Universal Sword Formation destroyed 48 million blood souls of the Blood River Taoist. After that, when we fought again, the Blood River Taoist was further inflicted with grave injuries by the Saintly Celestial Sword. It was after that that he perished.”
“The Primordial Taoties swallowed countless Mount Shu swords, but the swords eventually cut through their bellies and they were killed by the Saintly Celestial Sword.”
Luo Jieshi was silent for a moment. The two things mentioned by Xin Longsheng were the huge disasters faced by Mount Shu in its history. At the same time, they were one of the few humiliations that Mount Shu faced. But under pressure, Mount Shu still managed to overcome the disasters and avenge their humiliation.
“Don’t try to use the past glory of our ancestors to make yourself look good!” Jie Luoshi’s voice became even more hoarse, “You are too full of yourself, which will only harm Mount Shu!”
Xin Longsheng shook his head, “Our ancestors are dead. They naturally can’t revive to help us progress again. I am only telling you that the art of swordplay of Mount Shu cannot be humiliated easily. I might have experienced setbacks at the Heavenly Cart Peak and Xiling City. In terms of cultivation, I might be inferior to Lin Feng. There’s nothing I’m ashamed of admitting.”
“But the most important things are the present and future. That’s why I have finally taken this step and have taken this step successfully.”
The sword scar on the left became silent again and did not move anymore.
The voice of the Cang Ming Swordmaster resonated, “Luoshi, your thinking is right. This sudden change in the Celestial Sect of Wonders is indeed worthy of our attention. But there’s something wrong with your attitude.”
“The Heaven-Destroying Sword is indeed the foe of the Saintly Celestial Sword. Since they are polar opposites, they are bound to clash. But it’s because the Saintly Celestial Sword wants to become better, and not because it is afraid that the Heaven-Destroying Sword will become stronger in the future.”
“Right now, in the world, there have been countless changes. The Hades’ Dark Mantra has re-surfaced in the world. The Great Heavenly Wheels, Immortal Dragon City and the Imperial Palace have also appeared. Regardless whether it’s the Barren Expanses or the Divine Lands, things are already starting to happen.”
“Mount Shu must also prepare for the worst.”
Xin Longsheng nodded his head and replied, “I understand.”
In a residence on the top of Mount Shu, a tall and thin elder was sitting quietly. His eyes shone with light and he was expressionless.
As void space jerked slightly, a lean middle-aged man appeared in front of the elder. He was the Yingyue Swordmaster.
Not long ago, he managed to cultivate the Immortal Soul Second Level and controlled the Grand Moon Sword in the Six Swords of Mount Shu. He became the new sword owner of the Grand Moon Sword and his title had officially changed to the Grand Moon Swordmaster.
But the awkward thing was that as the new Grand Moon Swordmaster, he did not have the Grand Moon Sword with him.
He greeted the elder, “Grandmaster.”
As the elder spoke, his voice was piercing, “Xin Longsheng is too arrogant. He is still dreaming that he can face Lin Feng after reaching the Vipralopa realm.”
“But he has never stopped to think that he should exploit his opponent’s weakness. If he doesn’t attack when his opponent is the weakest, when is he going to do so?”
The new Grand Moon Swordmaster nodded and pondered for a moment before asking, “Could this be the scheme of Lin Feng? Is he bluffing us and misleading us to attack along with the other enemies of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, before ambushing all of us?”
This elder was Jie Luoshi, the Supreme Elder of the Mount Shu Sword Sect. Although he had the intention of attacking Mount Kunlun, he was not being reckless. He said calmly, “Very simple. We can just test from the outside and we’ll know.”
The Grand Moon Swordmaster understood what he meant, “I understand. We can use the Ethereal Mountain Sect now.” After pausing for a moment, he asked, “What if Lin Feng is really targeting Mount Shu?”
Jie Luoshi revealed a smile on his face, “Elder Tiangang has exited his retreat. Elder Cangming is only one step away from overcoming the catastrophe. Don’t worry.”
“After the battle at Xiling City, Lin Feng forced the Great Void Sect to change their policy. Now it seems like this has caused him some problems too. But we must not drop our guard against the Great Void Sect. As we remain cautious of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, we must also monitor the situation on Mount Baiyun.”
The Grand Moon Swordmaster bowed respectfully, “I understand.”
After he left, Luo Jieshi closed his eyes and sat where he was for a long time without speaking.
After a long while, a sigh came from the residence, “Saintly Celestial, Heaven-Destroying…”
In front of the others, Jie Luoshi could deny. But he could not bluff himself. He had indeed developed doubts over his own Saintly Celestial Sword Qi.
Countless swords came from Mount Shu, but was the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi the best in the Grand Celestial World?
“If, if both the Saintly Celestial and Heaven-Destroying Swords could become one, will a stronger sword be produced? Will the swordplay from this sword be the true limit of the art of swordplay in the Grand Celestial World?” This thinking remained in Jie Luoshi’s mind, which caused him to be agitated. “When that happens, the sword of Mount Shu will truly be the best in the Grand Celestial World. The Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique and the Heaven-Destroying Sword mind can only be inferior to it when that happens!”
At almost the same time, in void space, within a Middle World that was hidden, a strong Yin aura flowed. It was as if the entire place was Hades.
There was a majestic and dark royal palace-like building. Inside the main pavilion of this palace, there were nine black dragons that surrounded a huge golden seat.
In front of the seat, there was a tall man in black. He looked at the golden seat with a complex expression.
At this point, a human figure appeared inside the pavilion. This man greeted the man in black, “Greetings, Hallmaster.”