Chapter 820: Filled with Evilness
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The previous King Qinguang and the rest of the Envoys of the Hall of the Dead had disappeared. Only the Ice Elder was left in front of Wang Lin.
The face of the Ice Elder revealed a look of humiliation and helplessness. His Immortal Soul and the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner in Wang Lin’s hand had a slight connection.
Sikong You, King Chujiang and Zhang Lie were slightly stunned. That was because of the special characteristic of the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner. Previously, Wang Lin also commanded Cao Wei and other Immortal Soul First Level cultivators to fight. That was why everyone thought that this magic treasure was only in the Gestation realm.
But now, the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner had actually locked up an Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator in the Ice Elder. This allowed everyone to comprehend that the banner was already in the Metaplasia realm.
This magic treasure was only in the Gestation realm as it followed Wang Lin into the Void Battleground. After that, Wang Lin returned to Mount Yujing. Before he left the mountain again, Lin Feng took the banner back for a short period of time.
When Wang Lin and the other three formed the Immortal Soul, Lin Feng obtained a reward from the system. He was given the opportunity for a magic treasure besides the Bell of Destiny to be promoted from the gestation realm to the metaplasia realm.
Lin Feng had never used this reward. Besides the Bell of Destiny, Lin Feng felt that promoting any other magic treasures from the gestation to metaplasia realm was not valuable to him. At least he did not see any value in doing so.
In the end, he decided not to use this opportunity on the Saros Steel Tree. He then turned his attention to the magic treasures of his disciples.
Undoubtedly, since Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and the rest had not formed the Immortal Soul and the virtual entity yet, this investment that Lin Feng was going to make had the highest returns for the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner that belonged to Wang Lin.
The Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner could restrain an Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator if it was in the metaplasia realm.
Right now, the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner held the Two Elders of Ice and Fire. But with his current cultivation, he could only command one of them. At the same time, he could command other Immortal Soul First Level cultivators.
But even so, the effect that it had was going to be immense too. Although he was trapped in the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, the Ice Elder was still a cultivator in the peak of the Immortal Soul Second Level. Forgetting the magic treasure, his powers were not inferior to King Chujiang or Sikong You.
After the Ice Elder appeared, Wang Lin slapped the pole of the banner unceremoniously. The Ice Elder was expressionless and his body figure changed, converting into a streak of thin blue ray. In black void space, he was like a streak of icy fog. He was actually revealing his virtual entity!
As an Immortal Soul Second Level revealed his virtual entity, his powers reached the extreme. But for a normal Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator, to prevent his virtual entity from getting damaged, he will not reveal it easily. Wang Lin did not care and made the Ice Elder reveal his virtual entity from the beginning.
The blue ray flashed in space and condensed to form a bright, blue ice sword. This ice sword slashed towards Zhang Lie!
Zhang Lie’s face changed quickly and he was forced to stop. The Divine Spear of the Earthly Realm received the attack by the ice sword. Ice and Fire clashed intensely in the Heavens and Earth and Zhang Lie let out a groan.
If he was in his peak state, he could still challenge the Ice Elder with the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax. But previously, he was injured by Sikong You. Now that the Ice Elder appeared, it was almost like a surprise attack. Zhang Lie was in a disadvantage suddenly.
The ice sword of the Ice Elder unleashed icy fog in void space. It was exhibiting the Burning Ice Technique.
Although he was trapped by the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, the experience, thinking and sharpness of the Ice Elder was still present. After challenging the Royal House of the Northern Tribes for his entire life, the Ice Elder was the most experienced in fighting physical martial arts cultivator.
Under both the sword radiance and the icy fog, Zhang Lie was hugely disadvantaged.
On the other side, after escaping the encirclement of Zhang Lie, the gravely injured Sikong You could catch his breath finally. The black light world formed by the Nightly Ghost Grand Formation quickly retracted and converted into a light ball that surrounded Sikong You’s battered Immortal Soul.
But he did not escape. On the other hand, he let out a long roar from inside the light ball, “Netherworld Immemorial Grand Cataclysmic Curse!”
King Chujiang’s expression changed. He retreated immediately. As Wang Lin saw this, he grabbed onto the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner and retreated.
In the next instant, the light ball disappeared suddenly. A dim figure was revealed from within. Following that, countless, dark, flowing radiances had filled the Heavens and Earth!
After the black light world of the Nightly Ghost Grand Formation had been retracted, Wang Lin and the rest saw light in the sky again.
But at this point, the sky started to become dimmer again. The dark flowing radiances pierced countless holes in the sky and they intersected on the ground. The mountain peaks seemed to have been cut by the radiances, as they collapsed onto the ground.
King Chujiang summoned the Soul-Catching Banner to resist, but he was attacked from behind by the Ferocious Ghost Temple. Since he could not help it, he could only resist his own virtual entity.
Wang Lin unleashed the Yama Imperial Palace again. The huge palace shielded him and helped him to resist the lethal blow from Sikong You.
A dim yellow treasure pearl floated above the top of the Yama Imperial Palace. The boundless River Styx Primordial Water fell and supplemented the defense of the Yama Imperial Palace.
Over these years, besides cultivating the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, Wang Lin also nurtured the damaged Pearl of Styx. Although it had not restored to its former glory yet, its combination with the Yama Imperial Palace still produced a defense that was shocking.
On the other side, Zhang Lie was in trouble. He was already repressed by the Ice Elder. Right now, as he faced Sikong You’s Netherworld Immemorial Grand Cataclysmic Curse, he wanted to dodge the attack but the Ice Elder wouldn’t let him do so.
Under Wang Lin’s guidance, the Ice Elder forgo all sense of defense and attacked Zhang Lie with his entire might.
Under the attack of the Netherworld Immemorial Grand Cataclysmic Curse and the Burning Ice Technique, Zhang Lie’s defense was finally penetrated. Balls and balls of icy fog landed on his body and converted into raging flames in an instant. These flames razed his flesh and cultivated the essence of his physical martial arts body.
The ice sword formed from the Ice Elder’s virtual entity left a weird mark in the sky. This mark seemed to transform into an unusual icy fog that dodged Zhang Lie’s Royal Extermination Pole-Ax. Following that, a cold radiance shone and caused Zhang Lie’s left arm to be chopped off!
Zhang Lie groaned and the left arm of his that was chopped off shook violently. In sky, it exploded to form blood that rained down. As the immense energy expanded, it was as if the sun had exploded.
At the same time, the Ice Elder who withstood the attack of the Netherworld Immemorial Grand Cataclysmic Curse did not feel well either. As Zhang Lie’s arm exploded, the cold aura around him dissipated a little.
Zhang Lie’s right hand grabbed the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax tightly. The dense and vigorous True Torch of Ksitigarbha almost consolidated to form a physical entity. As it collided with the ice sword of the Ice Elder, both parties were forced back.
As Zhang Lie’s left shoulder was streaming with blood, he also spat out blood from his mouth. But he used this opportunity to escape quickly.
His prosperous physical martial arts energy caused every drop of his blood to be filled with immense strength. The True Torch of Ksitigarbha was cultivated within his blood.
Every drop of blood might seem small, but as it landed on the ground, it converted into a sea of fire immediately. Zhang Lie’s blood was gushing out of his wound rapidly. As he escaped, what he left behind was an ocean of fire that extended for thousands of miles.
The Ice Elder did not chase after him, but Zhang Lie couldn’t relax too. Wang Lin did not chase him because of Sikong You and King Chujiang. But there was another possibility, which was that he knew that he did not have to chase after him.
Indeed, Zhang Lie thought of something and he stopped in his tracks. He looked around him calmly.
The Flowing Sand of Ganges appeared and caused the entire place to be covered in a yellowish-black color.
Zhang Lie did not say anything and the Burning Ice Technique on his body was still burning and violating his powers. He tried to use his mind to degrade the spell and prevent his powers from dipping any longer.
At this point, Yue Hongyan, Yang Qing and Kang Nanhua rushed over in front of him.
Kang Nanhua looked at Zhang Lie calmly, “Zhang Lie, you can’t escape anymore.”
Zhang Lie looked at them and remained as calm as ever. He smiled, “Nanhua, you will realize that I am right one day.”
“You have your own road, but I do have my own path to tread too. Since we are different, we can’t be friends.” Kang Nanhua’s gaze was cold. “Wang Lin has already told us what happened between you and Sikong You.. But this can’t change the fact that you are still filled with evilness.”
“Your situation is pitiful, but your actions are worth the death penalty!”
Zhang Lie laughed, “I want to kill Sikong You because he treats me like his puppet. He used me to cultivate his ghostly curse, like I’m a pig or a lamb. If I don’t kill him, I will feel unbalanced.”
“But I still chose this path myself. Even without his ghostly curse, I will still see myself for who I am one day. Not understanding who I am is the pitiful thing.”
“The wishes of my clan members, the hate from my compatriots, the hopes of my comrades, the power of my enemies, all these are chains that have stifled me, preventing me from seeing myself.” Zhang Lie laughed, “I once hated Sikong You, but I have to thank him for letting me see myself clearly. Otherwise, I wonder how long more I’ll be restrained by those chains. Even till death, I may not understand what I truly want in my life.”
Zhang Lie lowered his head and a deep laughter rumbled from his throat, “Hahahaha, reflecting on my mistakes? Changing to be a better person? I regretted what I did, understood what I did and changed myself very early on already. That’s why I’m able to enjoy these few years of joy. If it was not because of the fact that all of you had joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders, I would not have to leave the Greater World in order not to rile Lin Feng up. I would have been happier then.”
He lifted his head to look at Yang Qing who was silent and laughed, “I was busy dealing with Sikong You and did not notice you. Now I realize, has Fang Ting’s soul been destroyed?”
Fang Ting was cultivated by him into a poisonous ghost. The fate of her soul could be sensed by Zhang Lie.
He looked at Yang Qing and laughed, “I wonder how she killed herself? Don’t tell me that you did it yourself?”
“Kang Nanhua made his choice, so did you?”
“Otherwise, did she kill herself? She did not want to put you in a spot, or was she scared that you will hand her over in the end and did not want to face such a cruel fate, thus she killed herself to take the blame?”
Zhang Lie might be very pathetic as he lost an arm and was filled with injuries. But his face still revealed a smiling intent, “It’s just that even though she killed herself, the Great Qin Empire, Great Barren Sword Sect, Sword of Radiance Sect and the Samsara Sect may not just leave it at that. There are many things that cannot be settled just through death.”
Yang Qing looked at Zhang Lie expressionlessly. His pupils flashed with a murderous look and he said, “That’s right, there are many things that cannot be settled just through death.”