Chapter 819: The Sparrow is Behind, But There’s Someone Even Further Behind
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Heavens are above and the Earth is below.
Zhang Lie’s Divine Spear of the Earthly Realms summoned the heavy feeling as the Heavens and Earth toppled over. As the boundless True Torch of Ksitigarbha gathered, the green flames became less and less active. They seemed to condense into a more solid entity.
This was the strongest state of the True Torch of Ksitigarbha. From vigorous action, it transitioned to stillness. It became heavy just like the Earth.
At the same time, the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax unleashed a frightening vibration of mana, as if it wanted to destroy everything. This caused the Earth that the True Torch of Ksitigarbha converted into to start shaking. A huge crack was revealed, like a canyon.
The combination of both parties was perfect. A brutal strength rose from the crack, revealing a frightening might resembling an earthquake. It wanted to destroy all matter!
At this point, Sikong You placed most of his energy to deal with Wang Lin. Although he was in the Immortal Soul Second Level, he was facing the most powerful attack of Zhang Lie. The protective mana and the ghosts around him were crushed and converted to nothingness.
Sikong You remained calm, “Zhang Lie, you are indeed alive.”
As he said, before Zhang Lie’s Divine Spear of the Earthly Realm reached him, Sikong You’s body had already jerked tremendously. His entire body turned black.
His face twisted tremendously, just like the howling ghosts.
Zhang Lie focused his gaze, “Ghost Replacement Spell!”
In void space in the distance, Sikong You’s body re-appeared in void space far away. He looked at Zhang Lie calmly, “You still have a lot to learn in terms of the ghostly arts.”
Before he finished speaking, a white light flashed across the dark sky. It attacked Sikong You.
Sikong You’s pupils shrank a little, “King Chujiang!”
A middle-aged man in green robe appeared in front of Sikong You. It was King Chujiang of the Ten Kings of Hell, who was also in the Immortal Soul Second Level.
King Chujiang laughed, “King Wuguan, have you ever heard of the phrase, ‘Mantis catching the cicada, but the sparrow is behind’?”
“Good, good!” Sikong You started laughing, “Not only do you want to test the mantle of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, you also want to remove me.”
“It’s just that the two of you are still not up to it!”
Sikong You roared and flipped his palm. An exquisite, pocket-sized temple appeared on his palm. It flew into the sky and revealed itself.
Amidst a boom, the temple revealed an all-engulfing black light. The temple then converted into an 810 feet tall pavilion with an 810 feet radius.
In the majestic pavilion, the Gods and Buddha were not worshipped. Rather, countless distorted ghosts were worshipped instead.
Looking at these ghosts would cause one to feel extremely uncomfortable, desolate, maniacal, twisted and evil.
But the worse feeling was the feeling of fear!
For a normal person, looking at this ghostly pavilion would cause his guts to suffer excruciating injuries and he would die of fear and shock. For cultivators with lower cultivations, the black light of the temple would cause their souls to collapse and they would go crazy.
At the bottom of the temple, a huge and frightening ghost surfaced. Only the upper half of its body was revealed. Below its waist, it was connected to the temple. The ghost cried out in horror. This caused Wang Lin, Zhang Lie and the others to feel a little giddy as they heard it.
Magic treasure in the metaplasia realm, Ferocious Ghost Temple!
This was Sikong You’s greatest trump card. Both the two Divine Ghosts of his were only in the Immortal Soul First Level. Besides his own cultivation, he also put in a lot of his effort and resources in the Ferocious Ghost Temple.
Generally speaking, cultivators of the ghostly arts rarely cultivated magic treasures. Rather, they invested their resources in their spiritual ghosts.
Sikong You’s choice was to cultivate an extremely ferocious metaplasia realm magic treasure.
As this magic treasure appeared, brutal black light swept the entire place. This caused King Chujiang’s spells to be repressed. At the top of the temple, the huge ghostly figure opened its arms and grabbed towards King Chujiang. As its claws scratched past, the chaotic, deathly gas that King Chujiang protected himself with had been dissipated.
King Chujiang’s gaze flashed, “This magic treasure is a little weird. No wonder you forgo increasing the powers of your spiritual ghosts to cultivate this magic treasure. You had a scheme in mind in the first place.”
Sikong You answered logically, “I can say that you have been scheming too.”
From when Zhang Lie made his move on Sikong You, to Sikong You using the Ghost Replacement Spell to his unleashing of the Ferocious Ghost Temple, everything happened in an instant.
But at this point, Wang Lin suddenly moved.
His huge Cosmic Form let out a deafening roar. As Wang Lin’s mana surged, the Real and Illusory World was summoned. Its target was Sikong You!
The illusory world disrupted the real world. Sikong You, whose attention was drawn by King Chujiang and Zhang Lie, was shocked. He tried to avoid Wang Lin’s attack, but he was slow by one step.
But it was because of this slowness that caused reality to turn into illusion.
Sikong You’s actual body was actually at the bottom of the temple. But now, his position had changed and he returned to where he was standing previously. And at this point, Zhang Lie’s Divine Spear of the Earthly Realm was very close to him!
Initially, Sikong You used the Ghost Replacement Spell to shift his position and block off the attack of Zhang Lie. That was the reality.
But now, everything became illusory. Whatever that happened seemed to become an illusion. The truth was, Sikong You was still standing where he was, as he faced the Divine Spear of the Earthly Realm!
Everything happened in an instant. Right now, the Divine Spear of the Earthly Realm had not even touched the ghost that replaced Sikong You. But Sikong You had returned to where he was.
This time, with such a close distance and such a short time, Sikong You could not avoid the spear again.
He roared in horror and revealed his own virtual entity. The upper half of the virtual entity was a ferocious ghost, whereas the lower half of the virtual entity was a black fog. The virtual entity resisted this spear of Zhang Lie.
He was a cultivator of the ghostly arts. His defensive powers were on the weak side and his protective mana could not unleash itself. As he was attacked by a physical martial arts cultivator like Zhang Lie, even if he was of a higher cultivation, he was still at a big risk.
At such a time, even if Sikong You had to damage his virtual entity, he had to protect himself. Otherwise, this attack from Zhang Lie would kill him =.
But even so, Sikong You did not have it easy. The two arms of his virtual entity were crushed by the spear of Zhang Lie!
The virtual entity of Sikong You revealed a fierce look and roared furiously. It opened its mouth and swallowed the Divine Netherworld Door that attacked Wang Lin previously.
Right now, the greatest threat to him was still Zhang Lie. For a ghost cultivator to come into such close proximity with a physical martial arts cultivator, it was extreme disaster.
The virtual entity that Sikong You converted into opened its mouth and unleashed a breath at Zhang Lie.
A streak of white smoke attacked Zhang Lie. Wherever it passed, a streak of black mark was left in space. It was actually the entire void space being converted to nothingness.
At the same time, Sikong You summoned all his spiritual ghosts back to protect him. The Ferocious Ghost Temple resisted King Chujiang. Under Sikong You’s command, this magic treasure was like an Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator.
But it’s a pity that King Chujiang was prepared. He dragged the Ferocious Ghost Temple before unleashing his own magic treasure that looked like a cloth banner.
The Soul-Catching Banner. It might seem like a gentle piece of banner, but it was in fact a merciless magic treasure that specialized in killing. It was cultivated from a secret manual of the Hall of the Dead. As the banner unveiled a white light, it could capture a soul.
Even for an Immortal Soul Stage cultivator, exposure to the light would render his Immortal Soul unstable and make it restricted.
Especially since this Soul-Catching Banner of King Chujiang was in the Immortal Soul Second Level. As the white light shone, the virtual entity of Sikong You was inflicted with another huge blow.
From this attack, the bottom half of Sikong You’s virtual entity was dissipated.
Including the two Divine Ghosts, the spiritual ghosts that came into contact with the white light were gravely injured. The two Divine Ghosts could still resist, but the rest of the spiritual ghosts were wiped clean.
After Zhang Lie’s spear injured Sikong You, he was not slow in reacting to the retaliation by Sikong You. As the Grand Moon Thirteen Pole-Ax defended, Sikong You unleashed the full strength of the Godly Netherworld Door. Zhang Lie’s Grand Moon Thirteen Pole-Ax was not able to resist it fully, and he was injured as his defense was penetrated.
But at this point, Wang Lin made a move again. The light projection of the pavilion above his Cosmic Form turned into a practical form and smashed towards the head of Sikong You!
The pitch-black pavilion was extremely ferocious. In the void, it kept on enlarging. It became as mighty as a city and the door of the pavilion seemed like the gates of a city. The bricks that formed the pavilion were pitch-black in color. At a closer proximity, the dense power contained within these bricks could be clearly felt. It was an aura of life and death that had consolidated.
Treading the path of life and death, followed by the bridge to Yin and Yang
The Narakade Bridge leads to the Yama Imperial Pavilion. In the Yama Imperial Pavilion, Yin and Yang prospered!
The fourth spell of the River of Styx after the Road to River Styx, River of Forgetfulness and the Narakade Bridge, the Yama Imperial Pavilion!
As this spell was unleashed, Sikong You, King Chujiang and Zhang Lie’s expressions changed. Sikong You was restrained by the Soul-Catching Banner and Zhang Lie. He could only watch as the Yama Imperial Pavilion smash down on the head of his virtual entity.
Amidst a boom, Sikong You’s virtual entity was struck hard and was inflicted with another grave injury. It was on the verge of crushing.
Zhang Lie was also extremely fierce. He disregarded his injury and summoned the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax again. He unleashed the Divine Spear of the Earthly Realm towards Sikong You again.
Sikong You’s virtual entity turned jade-green. Following that, a huge amount of jade-green blood spurted. This was the final explosion of powers from Sikong You’s entire life worth of his cultivation of poisonous spells. Even the Soul-Catching Banner was stained by the blood and started to smoke with green gas. It was severely violated.
Wang Lin’s expression did not change. He slapped the pole of the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner and an Envoy of the Hall of the Dead rushed out. This Envoy helped Wang Lin to block the spurting blood.
Zhang Lie did not care and allowed the blood to stain. He continued to stab the spear towards Sikong You and destroyed Sikong You’s virtual entity completely, revealing his weak Immortal Soul.
As he faced Sikong You’s surprised look, Zhang Lie smirked, “Haven’t you always been curious how I managed to detox myself from your poison all those years ago? The truth is, I received a green-scaled silkworm that’s unafraid of countless poisons. Although there are still a few poisons that it’s not resistant towards, yours is not one of these poisons.”
As he said, he continued to attack Sikong You. And on the other side, King Chujiang forced the Ferocious Ghost Temple back. The damaged Soul-Catching Banner also burst towards Sikong You.
As the two of them flanked Sikong You, their brutal strengths were unleashed and they were about to kill King Wuguan, Sikong You.
“After we finish Sikong You, we shall kill Wang Lin too. We can’t let him develop anymore…” King Chujiang thought till here, but a cold light flashed across his eyes at this moment.
He was stunned as he turned his head. He saw an elder in white with pale white hair and who exuded a chilly aura.
“He is…the Ice Elder of the Heaven Lake Sect?! But, how is this possible?”
Behind the Ice Elder, Wang Lin held the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner as he stood quietly in void space. His gaze was cold, “The mantis caught the cicada, but the sparrow is behind.”