Chapter 832: As Tough as Usual
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As Xiao Yan’s palm landed, the Grand Moon Swordmaster felt a sense of danger.
The Grand Moon Sword summoned countless streaks of sword aura. As he faced the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation, he was attacked by the Four Appearances Sky River Palm and the frightening explosive strength caused the streaks of sword aura to be destroyed.
As the sword aura was on the verge of being destroyed, the Grand Moon Swordmaster was stunned.
In the next moment, the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation was also exterminated by the explosiveness of the Sky River Palm. Explosion booms rang out and the explosive force as well as the huge distortion force caused by the extermination of the formation struck the sword aura. Eventually, the sword aura of the Grand Moon Swordmaster was completely crushed.
Xiao Yan was using the same method that he used to destroy the Divine Body Armor of the Marquis of Jinghuan. As he unleashed it again, he tapped on the explosive strength of this attack to penetrate the defense of his opponent. Following that, he used the offensive strength of the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation to destroy his opponent completely.
The Marquis of Jinghuan had the Divine Body Armor on his body, but the armor was already damaged. Adding on to the fact that the cultivation of the Marquis of Jinghuan was not in the Immortal Soul Stage, the armor was eventually unable to withstand the attack of Xiao Yan’s Quad Fire Lotus (Heaven Fire Lotus formed from the combination of four Primordial Fires) and the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation.
Although the Grand Moon Swordmaster was in the Immortal Soul Second Level and could summon the defensive strength of his Grand Moon Sword to its extreme, he was still unable to resist Xiao Yan. Xiao Yan was now much stronger as compared to in the past.
The flames formed from the explosion spread in space. Even the virtual entity of the Grand Moon Swordmaster was hurt in the process.
Fortunately, Ning Lang and the Chongyan Swordmaster were there to resist part of the attack. Otherwise, the condition of the Grand Moon Swordmaster would be much worse.
In the sea of fire, Xiao Yan’s figure was revealed. He was like a demon that just walked out of hell. His aura gave a sense of repression towards the others.
Xiao Yan’s face turned pale. His powers were extremely brutal and ferocious, but unleashing them caused his powers to be drained greatly. As he unleashed both the formation and the Sky River Palm, the burden on him was huge.
But since he did not fully unleash the Quad Fire Lotus, his energy was not entirely drained yet.
Even though he had already cultivated the Cosmic Form, using the Quad Fire Lotus would still be hugely draining for him.
If it was similar to the battle against the Marquis of Jinghuan, where one of the Primordial Fires was the Pure Yang Primordial Fire, it would be much better for him.
But if he pursued the Quad Fire Lotus with the greatest destructive power, formed from the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze, Nanming Primordial Fire and Pure Yang Primordial Fire, the stability of this Fire Lotus was not exactly great. Furthermore, unleashing this Fire Lotus would consume a lot of time, causing his powers to be drained out to the maximum.
That’s why in all these years since he returned from the Ying Sea, Xiao Yan had been cultivating seriously and he went further in his comprehension of the mantras of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. At the same, he studied Zhu Yi’s physical martial arts of Emperor Chen. Eventually, he made huge improvements and developed the Four Appearances Sky River Palm.
The Sky River Palm was equally dominant and destructive. It could also pair up with the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation. Although its strength was inferior to the Quad Fire Lotus, it was much easier to be controlled.
Just like right now, although it was still very draining, Xiao Yan was able to continue battling on.
And after Xiao Yan broke through the defense of the Grand Moon Swordmaster, the Virtuous Zen Master did not just look on from one side. He immediately added a streak of pure and bright light. The shining Buddhist light landed on the body of the Grand Moon Swordmaster.
Ning Lang and the Chongyan Swordmaster were still resisting the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation, thus they could only watch as the Buddhist light of the Virtuous Zen Master attacked the Grand Moon Swordmaster.
Boundless light surged into the virtual entity of the Grand Moon Swordmaster. There was not much noise, but the expression of the Grand Moon Swordmaster changed tremendously.
In the next moment, his virtual entity revealed a streak of radiance. Following that, more and more thin rays shone out from his body.
At the same time, the virtual entity of the Grand Moon Swordmaster started to crack. The rays shining out of the virtual entity of the Grand Moon Swordmaster became brighter and brighter, as if his virtual entity was a shell and boundless light was about to break out of this shell.
The most outstanding abhijna of the Three Thousand Illumination Spell of the Forever-Bright Tathagata Mantra, the Zen Light of Great Liberation!
This Zen Light of Great Liberation threatened to tear apart the virtual entity of the Grand Moon Swordmaster, sending him to nirvana and allow him to achieve liberation.
“Good! Xiao Yan, you are good! And you, Virtuous Zen, what a Zen Light of Great Liberation!” The face of the virtual entity of the Grand Moon Swordmaster was also filled with cracks at this point. Boundless light shone out from the cracks, revealing the fierce look on the face of the Grand Moon Swordmaster’s virtual entity.
As he roared furiously, a dim fog surged out of the body of the Grand Moon Swordmaster suddenly. The fog was actually flashing with a radiance, revealing the sword will of the Grand Moon Sword. But this sword will was much more powerful than the Grand Moon Swordmaster.
The radiance covered the virtual entity of the Grand Moon Swordmaster and repressed the Zen Light of Great Liberation.
The Virtuous Zen Master’s brows raised, “sword will of a sword cultivator in the Immortal Soul Third Level?”
That fog dragged the Grand Moon Swordmaster, Ning Lang and the Chongyan Swordmaster up and they escaped.
The Grand Moon Swordmaster initially wanted to wait for reinforcements to arrive and stall Xiao Yan and the others over here. That’s why he never used his last trump card. He did not expect Xiao Yan to be so fierce. If he did not leave now, he would be in danger before the reinforcements arrive.
Xiao Yan raised his brows and picked up the Nefarious Almighty Sword. Behind his back, golden wings flapped and the Pure Yang Primordial Fire converted into the image of a Blood Red Sparrow. He quickly chased after the Grand Moon Swordmaster and the others.
Xiao Yan raised the Nefarious Almighty Sword and summoned the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, slashing down.
Slash of the Great White Tiger!
The sword will was busy with helping the few of them to escape and repress the Zen Light of Great Liberation. As a result, when Xiao Yan’s slashed down, one arm of the Grand Moon Swordmaster’s virtual entity was chopped off. The Zen Light of Great Liberation took the opportunity to wreak havoc. The Forever-Bright Light flew out like fresh blood in the air.
The Grand Moon Swordmaster groaned. Xiao Yan was also jerked backwards by the sword will and he spat blood out.
“Xiao Yan!” A furious roar resonated in the skies. The Grand Moon Swordmaster was dragged away by the sword will. He stared at Xiao Yan hatefully as he left.
Xiao Yan laughed coldly before cleaning the blood off from his mouth.
Inside the pavilion of the Ethereal Mountain Sect, as everyone watched the conclusion of the battle, Wu Yunliang, Li Botao and Meng Chaoran were all silent.
As the few members of the senior management of the Ethereal Mountain Sect looked at each other, they shook their heads in unison. All of them sighed and revealed complex expressions on their faces, “The most senior Immediate Disciple of Lin Feng, one of the six Swordmasters of Mount Shu…”
Wu Yunliang sighed, “At the Ying Sea, Zhu Yi managed to inflict a heavy defeat on Shao Qingcheng, who almost couldn’t escape. Following that, he overcame Prince Jingfang, Shi Lin, of the Great Qin Empire. During that point of time, all of us found it difficult to believe.”
“Now that we have just witnessed the battle between Xiao Yan and the Grand Moon Swordmaster, we believe that there are indeed such exceptional characters in the world. Even though the Grand Moon Swordmaster just formed the virtual entity, he’s still a cultivator in the Immortal Soul Second Level.”
Li Botao was silent. After a long while, he shook his head lightly, “If Lin Feng is fine, then everything is fine. But if he’s really missing, the other great powers are bound to form an alliance to take out the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
“That’s because to all of them, this is probably the best opportunity that they’ll ever get. Otherwise, when Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the others manage to form the Immortal Soul in the future, the difficulty level of dealing with the Celestial Sect of Wonders is going to rise.”
“The potential of this sect is horrifyingly good. When this potential is realized, almost the entire Divine Lands will have to bow down to them.”
Wu Yunliang and Meng Chaoran did not speak. Right now, Li Yuanfang, Jieyu and the rest had arrived at the pavilion.
Li Yuanfang clasped his palm and fist together when he saw Wu Yunliang, “Elder Wu, according to our promise, your sect can proceed near the Cloud Mirror City to re-establish itself. This time, the sacrifice that you have made is indeed huge. The Celestial Sect of Wonders will remember this.”
“You are too kind.” Wu Yunliang calmed his nerves and nodded. “It’s all agreed earlier on. I am just fulfilling what we promised. I still have to thank the Celestial Sect of Wonders for protecting us.”
Li Yuanfang replied, “Without further ado, please get your sect members to act quickly.”
Wu Yunliang answered, “Naturally so. I will pass the message down to my disciples.”
He turned around to look at Li Botao and the rest. After that, he clasped his palm and fist together at Li Botao and said, “It’s unfortunate that we have such rebels in the Ethereal Mountain Sect, who guided the Mount Shu sword cultivators to ambush the Celestial Sect of Wonders. I am extremely embarrassed because of this situation. I shall offer you the task of dealing with this situation.”
Li Yuanfang shook his head, “You have your own rules in your sect. I think it’s better for you to deal with it on your own.”
After hearing Li Yuanfang’s words, Li Botao and the others wore grim looks on their faces.
The Ethereal Mountain Sect naturally had their own ways of dealing with rebels. Regarding such a thing, every sect had their own methods of settling it, but they were largely similar in the punishment.
Rebels must die.
Wu Yunliang sighed too and he was about to make a decision. At this point, the elder on his side opened his mouth and said, “Lock them up temporarily and we shall discuss this in the future. Right now, our main priority is to evacuate the mountain quickly. It’s also not nice to make the Celestial Sect of Wonders wait for us.
Wu Yunliang creased his brows. If they brought Li Botao and the rest along to the Cloud Mirror City, it would be a disaster if Li Botao decided to cause trouble.
The elder sighed and looked at Meng Chaoran, “Chaoran shall watch over them then.”
After hearing this arrangement, both Wu Yunliang and Meng Chaoran were silent, but they eventually nodded their heads in agreement.
Although things happened very surprisingly, Wu Yunliang and the rest of the senior management were already prepared for the worse. They made some secret preparations. Right now, they instructed the disciples of the Ethereal Mountain Sect to move their things quickly. As Li Botao and the others were removed of their control, Wu Yunliang was able to control things more smoothly now.
Groups after groups of Ethereal Mountain Sect disciples left the mountain in order under the guidance of Wu Yunliang.
However, as they left this mountain which they were all attached to, they were a little reluctant.
Xiao Yan was watching Mount Shu in void space and he thought, “My approach is very tough, which fits the style of the sect. But since I did not kill the Grand Moon Swordmaster and the others, the Mount Shu Sword Sect should not be too enraged.”
“In this case, before Mount Shu is able to test us out successfully, they won’t act recklessly. They will turn their attention to different directions and try to test us through different ways.”
As he was thinking, Xiao Yan suddenly thought of something, “Oh? Message from Third Junior?”