Chapter 814: Can’t Return to the Past
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Yue Hongyan’s anxiety and frustration could not be described with words.
The fury in her pupils intensified. With enough time, she could overcome the Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum. But Yang Qing and the rest were trapped in the Crimson God-Exterminating Formation, and they needed her to save them.
To Yue Hongyan, she was not fearful in the face of her enemies, and neither would she back away. But as her comrades were in trouble, she took priority in saving them.
However, the opponents were sly. They did not seek victory, but they hoped to waste her time. This was to prevent her from rushing over to the Crimson God-Exterminating Formation as soon as possible.
Although the disruption from the opponents left her furious, it did not affect her reasoning nor her calmness.
What Yue Hongyan was truly anxious about was that as she was delayed over here and Kang Nanhua’s situation was up in the air, Yang Qing and the rest of them in the formation would be in big trouble.
With this thought in mind, Yue Hongyan’s brows straightened and she roared furiously.
The purple armor on her body glowed and countless ominous runes and incantations surfaced on the armor. Her brutal killing intent radiated in all directions.
The three cultivators controlling the drum were also anxious. They were also raging with killing intent.
Not only were they motivated by Yue Hongyan’s own killing intent, they also felt a sense of brutality as they looked at one another.
The three of them were also experienced in battles. They quickly reacted and realized that they were influenced by the power of the Seven Merciless Stars Armor.
Before they calmed their nerves, Yue Hongyan had already roared like thunder. As the Golden Dragon Demon Battle Pole-Ax in her hand jerked, a layer of purple light was coated on the Pole-Ax, unleashing a frightening aura.
The countless runes that had surfaced on the armor seemed to come alive. They surged up the Pole-Ax and in an instant, the Pole-Ax was filled with these countless runes and incantations.
Yue Hongyan’s Pole-Ax jerked and the Heavens and Earth rumbled with the sound of thunder, akin to a looming storm of cracking lightning and thunderbolts.
Dark clouds gathered above everyone. Purplish-blue lightning concentrated towards the center of the clouds from all directions.
As the thunder roared, the drum noise from the Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum was repressed.
In the next moment, Yue Hongyan stepped into void space. As her figure flashed, she had already charged near the drum, and swung her Pole-Ax at the drum.
The body of the Pole-Ax rubbed against void space and thunder noises rang out. Lightning flashed across the Heavens and Earth.
As Yue Hongyan cultivated the Four Appearances Heaven Cleaving Script, she combined it with the weather and came out with her own physical martial arts abhijna, the Unstoppable Thunderstorm Spear of the Divine Spears of the Four Appearances Heavenly Spell.
The brutal thunderstorm stopped for an instant. A frightening aura was exuded and in the next moment, a terrifying bolt of lightning struck down, threatening to tear apart the Heavens and Earth. Along with Yue Hongyan, it was aiming towards the Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum.
This was the move that Yue Hongyan yielded with the most destructive power among the Divine Spears of the Four Appearances Heavenly Spells.
Although she was unable to summon the powers of the Seven Merciless Stars to its extreme, her opponents were also unable to summon the full strength of the Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum.
The cultivator in black robes no longer had the intention of provoking Yue Hongyan with his words anymore. His expression turned extremely serious and he conjured a spell while grabbing a skeleton drum stick. As a radiance flashed above his head, a pitch-dark and thick Yin energy surged out, morphing into a black, furious beast. This beast let out a roar. The cultivator had revealed his own Cosmic Form.
The white cultivator also did the same thing. As a thick Yang energy surged, it burnt ferociously to form a raging fire. As the raging fire appeared, it faded into a pale-white color. Very soon, it condensed to form a Cosmic Form with the look of a pale-white beast. This beast roared furiously.
Both the beasts leaped up onto the Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum. Following that, the two cultivators held onto their drumsticks and started drumming.
The Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum seemed to have received a huge boost, but it did not let out any sound. Only streaks and streaks of greyish ripples that developed practical forms expanded in all directions.
Even these two cultivators avoided the greyish ripples. They did not dare to come into contact with it.
Wherever the ripples went, even rumbling thunder and lightning were destroyed. All life that came into contact with the greyish ripples did not appear to change on the outside, but their radiance of life was destroyed. Their flesh remained where they were, but their souls had been reduced to nothingness already. They were crushed by the Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum.
The armor on Yue Hongyan’s body flashed with a radiance, which boosted her Unstoppable Thunderstorm Spear. The greyish ripples that got close to her were destroyed.
In the next moment, an abnormal reddish color appeared on her face. Her energy was unleashed repeatedly.
After the Unstoppable Thunderstorm Spear, the second spear was extremely rapid, preventing anyone from reacting quickly.
The boundary between time and space seemed to be worn off. Not only were the three cultivators unable to see the second spear, they could not even sense Yue Hongyan’s presence.
When they finally reacted, the second spear of Yue Hongyan had already hit the drum!
Yue Hongyan’s Flashing Electro-Star Spear of the Divine Spears of the Four Appearances Heavenly Spell!
As the spear hit, the drum jerked violently. It seemed to let out a terrifying scream. Ignoring the three cultivators, it retreated on its own.
As Yue Hongyan unleashed two killer moves, the Yin-Yang Soul-Dissipating Drum was forced back. It quickly escaped towards the direction of the Crimson God-Exterminating Formation.
The cultivator in white hesitated for a while, and he retrieved a talisman in his hand. Suddenly, a streak of vigorous and frightening flowing light attacked from the back of Yue Hongyan. From the vibration of mana of the talisman, it seemed to have been created by an Immortal Soul Stage cultivator. The attack of this talisman was equivalent to an attack by an Immortal Soul First Level cultivator.
He was intentionally blocking off Yue Hongyan, but he did not expect Yue Hongyan to not dodge his attack. Instead, she used her own Seven Merciless Stars Armor to resist the attack.
Yue Hongyan’s face turned pale and she groaned for a moment, but she did not stop and continued bursting forward.
But at this point, more and more people appeared. They were decked in the clothing of the Hall of the Dead cultivators. Among them, nine of them came out and summoned their powers to cultivate small banners.
Nine small banners flew into the sky, and streaks and streaks of greyish radiances flashed, coming together to form a formation. A chaotic, deathly gas started to spread.
In the next moment, the powers of life and death reversed. Amidst the greyish, chaotic, deathly gas, life could be detected. Following that, huge amounts of greyish vines grew out from the deathly gas. They engulfed the entire place as they struck towards Yue Hongyan.
Yue Hongyan was enraged. But since she was concerned about the rest who were stuck in the formation, she did not bother with these cultivators and quickly escaped.
As she faced the oncoming vines, Yue Hongyan did not bother herself with them. The purple light of the armor on her body flashed. As if it was a sharp knife, it cut the vines into countless pieces.
Her retaliation caused the three cultivators to regain their awareness. The three of them looked serious and embarrassed at the same time. Besides the two who had revealed their Cosmic Forms, the elder supporting the drum also revealed his Cosmic Form.
A light projection flashed above the elder’s head and a giant appeared. As the hands of the giant pointed towards the sky, it supported a huge roulette in its hands.
The three cultivators summoned their powers again and focused all their strength on the drum. They then targeted Yue Hongyan again, preventing her from escaping.
Yue Hongyan became anxious and stole a glance from the side of her eyes. She saw that the True Torch of Ksitigarbha was burning ferociously in the distance.
Right now, in the sea of fire, there was a huge Taiji Diagram where Yin and Yang intersected. Half of it was green and the other half was golden.
Yang Qing sat on his knees on the floor and he clasped his palms, trying to survive. After all, he was only in the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage. The Space-Chopping Dagger was a magic item purely for attacking. In this venue, it could not unleash its powers.
Even if Yang Qing forced himself to remain calm and took the appropriate measures, using the Grand Sun Primordial Fire to burn the poison and the Grand Moon Primordial Water to resist the ferocious fire, his Aurous Core Stage cultivation would still be helpless against the formation.
The ferocious, poisonous fire kept on inching closer. Although it was not quick, it could not be stopped.
Zhou Yuncong had already exhibited his Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit and burnt the True Torch of Ksitigarbha. But since this formation was created by Zhang Lie, who was in the Immortal Soul Stage, he was unable to overcome the formation. The huge difference in their cultivation prevented Zhou Yuncong from bridging the gap.
Moreover, besides the True Torch of Ksitigarbha, there was also the poison. The Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit could expel it too, but it would be much weaker as compared to eliminating the True Torch of Ksitigarbha.
Zhao Huan was even more useless now. If Yang Qing did not protect him, he would have been killed by the poisonous fire already.
He was full of anxiety and a white figure flashed past him. Zhao Huan turned over, stunned. “Fang…Miss Fang?”
After hearing Zhao Huan’s voice, Yang Qing was shocked. He looked at Fang Ting and saw that she had walked out of his protection towards the poisonous fire.
Fang Ting turned around and smiled, but she did not speak.
Yang Qing unleashed a streak of his mana, trying to drag her back, but Fang Ting already belted a piercing scream. Her body shone with green light and she instantaneously became a poisonous ghost which was ten foot tall. She broke free from Yang Qing.
But before she transformed, Fang Ting had already burst into the sea of fire. The ferocious, poisonous fire landed on her ghostly entity and it started to burn.
Although she was also cultivated from Zhang Lie, since there was no one helming the formation, she could not be differentiated. The fire wanted to desecrate everything that had its own spiritual awareness.
The ghostly figure that Fang Ting transformed into screamed in pain, but it struggled furiously against the fire at the same time.
The poisonous ghost and Yang Qing were not far from each other. While the poisonous fire separated to attack both parties, it was still extremely ferocious and whatever attempt to resist the fire was futile.
The poisonous ghost became smaller and smaller and was eventually reduced to nothing. There was only a streak of green smoke left, and Fang Ting’s figure could subtly be seen.
She turned around to look at Yang Qing and saw that beside Yang Qing, the grasshopper that she had with her was left over there.
The grasshopper had lost its aura of life amidst the fire and returned to its battered look from before.
Fang Ting blinked her eyes and felt that her own consciousness was dissipating.
“Really…we can’t return to the past anymore…”