Chapter 824: Revelation!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
During the travels to the Ying Sea before, Yang Qing and Xiao Yan went together. Yang Qing witnessed Xiao Yan killing the Marquis of Jinghuan, Liang An. During then, a young monk appeared and attempted to assist Liang An. But he was forced back by Yan Mingyue and those from the Great Zhou Empire.
After that, as the details were reported to Lin Feng, Lin Feng managed to uncover the identity of this monk.
Monk Bao Sheng. The Demonic Saint, Golden Cicada Master, cultivated the Buddhist mantras of the Great Thunderclap Temple and developed this monk avatar, with the cultivation of the second level of the Golden Form of Buddha.
Right now, Monk Bao Sheng wore a smile on his face as he appeared in front of Yang Qing. Above his head, Buddhist lights shot out and condensed to form a huge Buddha spell body. This Buddha was seated atop of a huge lotus flower. In front of the lotus flower, there were eight horses that carried crescents and thrones. In the right hand of this Buddha, there were prayer beads. In his left hand, he held a bell. He was Ratna-Sambavha, one of the five Dhyani Buddhas.
And out of the two monks in front of Wang Lin, one looked peaceful. He was a frail monk and had a tanned complexion. He was so thin that he looked like a bag of bones.
Above the head of this monk, Buddhist light was projected, converting to form a huge ancient Buddha. The body of the Buddha was pure golden in color and his body shone with a blue light. He sat on a throne lifted by eight elephants. He held a vajra and a bell. It was the Acalanatha Spell Body cultivated from the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra.
The other monk was expressionless, but the Buddhist light from his face revealed a sense of perfection. The Buddhist light above his head gathered to form the Amoghasiddhi Spell Body. The spell body carried two vajras with his right hand and a bell with his left hand.
These two monks were another two Buddhist avatars of the Golden Cicada Master, the Acalanatha Monk and the Amoghasiddhi Monk.
The Acalanatha Monk blocked Wang Lin’s path while the Amoghasiddhi Monk held off the Fire Elder that was released from the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner.
This Amoghasiddhi Monk of the Golden Cicada Master was well-versed in the abhijnas of Buddhism. He was not inferior to Monk Da Kong that challenged Zhu Yi in the Ying Sea.
Besides them, there was also an old monk. He seemed very elderly and his face was filled with wrinkles. His white brows drooped down and his body seemed a little saggy too.
The Buddhist light above this elderly monk’s head also gathered to form another huge Buddha. The Buddha had a golden body which shone with a red radiance. As it sat above a lotus floor and a full moon, the throne which he was on was lifted by eight peacocks. He held a lotus in his right hand and a bell in his left hand. It was the Amitabha Spell Body.
This was the Golden Cicada Master’s fourth Buddhist Avatar, the Amitabha Monk. He stood quietly in void space and held the fort for Acalanatha, Amoghasiddhi and Ratna-Sambhava.
The second level of the Golden Form of Buddha of Monk Bao Sheng was already enough to block Kang Nanhua, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing.
The Amoghasiddhi Monk was also capable of dealing with the Fire Elder, whereas the Acalanatha Monk stopped Wang Lin. Along with the Amitabha Monk to hold the fort, they had a good control of the situation.
The last Buddhist avatar of the Golden Cicada Master, the Vairocana Monk, could capture Zhou Yuncong easily.
Because the Vairocana Sutra of the Golden Cicada Master was not complete, only the Vairocana Monk was in the first level of the Golden Form of Buddha. But it was sufficient to deal with Zhou Yuncong, who was only in the Aurous Core Stage.
Zhou Yuncong was powerful and ferocious, but if his enemy’s cultivation realm was too high above his, he could do nothing.
Both the eyes of Yang Qing spurted fire, but the Ratna-Sambhava Monk revealed the Ratna-Sambhava Spell Body to block his way. Kang Nanhua and Yue Hongyan were also helpless.
After the Golden Cicada Master’s five avatars captured Zhou Yuncong, they quickly escaped through void space.
“Relay my greetings to your Master. Our little friend here will follow me to the Barren Expanses for a few days. Don’t miss him too much.” The Golden Cicada Master’s voice sounded in void space. He recited a Buddhist chant and disappeared.
Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan, Yang Qing and Kang Nanhua were all in shock.
A descendant disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders had been snatched away. This was something never seen or heard before. This was the biggest humiliation ever since the Celestial Sect of Wonders was founded.
But the Golden Cicada Master was too strong. Forgetting the five avatars of the Golden Cicada Master, the Golden Cicada Master himself was an Immemorial Great Demon who had reached the Vipralopa Realm. Even if the entire Celestial Sect of Wonders, barring Lin Feng, collaborated to challenge him, they might not be his match. Only Lin Feng was able to challenge him.
“Why did he only capture Yuncong? What are his intentions?” Kang Nanhua took in a deep breath and forced himself to calm down.
Wang Lin’s white hair swayed in the wind and he looked extremely brutal at this point. He was like a volcano that was about to erupt, “Besides trying to test the mettle of the Celestial Sect of Wonders in light of the appearance of Mount Yujing, I believe he must have other motives for doing what he did. That’s why he did not touch the rest of us and only took Yuncong away.”
Yue Hongyan’s eyes started to burn with flames, “This demon’s cultivation is too high. Master is still retreating. Even if all of us come together, we can only overcome his avatars, but not him.”
“He must be plotting something. Yuncong’s life should be safe in the short-term. This is not over. We have to save Yuncong in the future and make him pay the price for what he just did!”
Wang Lin grabbed onto the pole of the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner and his fingertips started to turn pale because he was grabbing the pole too tightly, “Now, we have more pressing concerns.”
“We don’t know when Master will come out of his retreat. We are also helpless against the Golden Cicada Master as of now. The Golden Cicada Master will know that Master is not on the mountain. If news of this spread, this may attract the attention of the other great powers who are against us.”
Kang Nanhua nodded his head, “Inform Xiao Yan and the rest immediately. Ask them to make preparations quickly. We have to return to Mount Yujing as soon as possible too. We can only avenge today’s humiliation in the future when Master Lin is out from his retreat.”
“We are unaware of the Golden Cicada Master’s scheme. We must be wary that he has other schemes apart from abducting Yuncong.”
Wang Lin turned his head to look at Yang Qing, who was silent throughout. Yang Qing gritted his teeth and a repetitive sound generated from his teeth biting one another rang out.
Yang Qing lifted his head suddenly and he revealed the same look of ferocity as Wang Lin earlier. As the two of them looked at each other, Yang Qing shut his eyes and said, “Don’t worry, Senior. I know my limits. We have to take into account the sect first. Let’s return to Mount Yujing!”
Wang Lin turned to look at Yue Hongyan. Yue Hongyan nodded her head too.
The three of them sighed and the same thought surfaced in their minds, “I wonder how Master is doing?”
Lin Feng was now in the Spirit Sea, trying to sense the brilliance of the Spirit Sea. At the same time, he was comprehending the changes and attempted to find a way of leaving the place.
After sensing that Mount Yujing had revealed itself, Lin Feng was worried. If he did not return soon enough, the revelation of Mount Yujing would attract evil intentions from others.
When that happened, people would try to test out their theories one by one. If it was exposed that he was trapped in the Spirit Sea and not present in the Greater World, the various enemies of the sect would target the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The Great Zhou Empire had a bad reputation. They were enemies with many great powers. As for the Celestial Sect of Wonders, their affinity with others was average. They had many allies, but they had many enemies too. This was the inevitable result of a rising power.
Although the Spirit Sea would help to protect Mount Yujing, Lin Feng was still worried about a lot of things outside of Mount Yujing.
Those who were powerful were bound to be the target of others.
The light ball in the Yin-Yang Sea on Mount Yujing, the white jade pillar Zhu Yi obtained from the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain, the Heaven-Destroying Sword, the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain and the resources of the Celestial Wonders World…
Any of these items were sufficient to leave others envious. The Penglai Celestial Mountain and the Trayastrimsa Elixir of Creation were not even included yet.
With so many treasures, there’s no doubt that many other great powers would be tempted to make a move on the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
While there might be instability arising from the collusion between the enemies, it would just take clear-mindedness on the part of the leaders of these collusions to allay any worries and further strengthen their teamwork.
Moreover, they could remain banded together even after they got what they wanted. When that happened, even if Lin Feng returned to the Greater World, it would still be difficult for him to retrieve everything that belonged to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Huge profits could cause cracks in the alliances of the different powers, but a sense of crisis could make these alliances stronger too.
“I hope that Xiao Yan and the rest can manage the situation.” Lin Feng pondered while advancing forward in the Spirit Sea.
Right now, in the Spirit Sea, there seemed to be countless transparent, light belts. These light belts intersected with one another. Each of these light belts seemed to contain a profound concept, which greatly enlightened Lin Feng.
As he figured out these concepts, Lin Feng did not only benefit in terms of his cultivation. He also developed a deeper understanding of the Spirit Se.
“The Great Dao is filled with countless concepts. While all of them may be based on the same foundation, they are also different in their own ways. Why do these light belts give me such a weird sensation?” Lin Feng was curious. These light belts might be structured, but they were in fact formless. They only revealed different types of concepts, and did not carry anything tangible on them.
But it was clear that these light belts seemed to be entangled with one another, as if they had a tangible form. Furthermore, a sense of messiness was exuded from these light bells, which did not tally with the environment of the Spirit sea.
Lin Feng thought of something and placed more attention on the formless light belts that entangled with one another. He attempted to feel the concepts within them.
After that, he discovered that the way of the Heavens and Earth propagated by these light belts seemed to be incomplete.
As he kept in mind this weird feeling, Lin Feng continued to progress forward. Suddenly, he saw a light projection flashing.
Lin Feng inched closer to the light projection and saw that it was enlarging. At the end, it seemed to fill the entire place.
“Oh?” Lin Feng stopped in his tracks. Behind him, it was still the void Spirit Sea world. But in front of him, there was a bright ocean. As he stood on the boundary between the two worlds, he could feel a sudden jerking movement from the Heavenly Oyster’s Golden Pearl.
Lin Feng did not rush to retrieve the pearl. Rather, he sensed the world in front of him that seemed to contain boundless light.
From that side of the world, Lin Feng could subtly feel many transparent light belts extending out. Lin Feng pondered, “These light belts convey an incomplete version of the way of the Heavens and Earth. The source of this incompletion seems to originate from here.”