Chapter 840: One Man Can Hold Out Against Ten Thousand Others
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After Xiao Yan formed the Immortal Soul, he was able to control all five Primordial Fires. Each of these Primordial Fires was also boosted at the same time. With this as a foundation, exhibiting the Heaven Fire Lotus with the same Quad Fire Lotus move would be much more destructive as compared to when Xiao Yan was in the Nascent Soul Stage.
While Xiao Yan’s Quad Fire Lotus was resisted by Jie Luoshi when he was in the Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage, his Quad Fire Lotus destroyed Jie Luoshi’s defense when he was in the Immortal Soul Stage.
As Jie Luoshi saw this, he creased his brows. His index finger straightened and the frightening chaos hole on his fingertip surfaced again. The Saintly Celestial Sword Qi was unleashed once again. With an awe-inspiring might, the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi received the attack of Quad Fire Lotus.
The Heaven Fire Lotus was penetrated by the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi and it exploded in void space. The space nearby was converted into ashes before they became nothingness.
Whereas the frightening powers of the flames also caused the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi to be burnt to nothing!
Xiao Yan stared at Jie Luoshi, “How come it seems like you don’t want to fully unleash the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi? It doesn’t seem like you don’t want to use it, but you have some hidden reason that you can’t speak of.
“Oh, I hope it’s not because you have seen my Master’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi, which has caused you to lose confidence in the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi?” Xiao Yan laughed, “But this is normal. I won’t blame you.”
Jie Luoshi’s eyes flashed with divine light and a green bronze sword appeared in his hand.
The sword looked ordinary and was not a magic treasure. It was not even a magic item. It was just an ordinary green bronze sword.
But as Jie Luoshi held it in his hand, it seemed different. The sword mind of the sword filled the skies and the hoarse, metal-clanging voice of Jie Luoshi rang, “Your words are meaningless. When the time comes, everything depends on how the sword is used.”
As he said, Jie Luoshi had already summoned an attack using his sword. The boundless sword radiance of the sword engulfed the sky as it was shot out, attacking Xiao Yan.
At this moment, it was as if there’s nothing in the Heavens and Earth, except for the sword radiance.
Xiao Yan laughed coldly, and several Heaven Fire Lotuses were unleashed. In this desolate plane of space, the Fire Lotuses converted into a huge, flaming Taiji Diagram.
This time, there were eight Fire Lotuses setting up a formation. Pure Yang Primordial Fire, Grand Sun Primordial Fire, Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze and the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire joined to form the Fire Lotus, which did not exhibit a distinction between Yin and Yang. In the Fire Lotus itself, Yin and Yang infused with each other.
The eight Fire Lotuses set up the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation, converting this entire Heavens and Earth into a huge mill, squeezing Jie Luoshi in the center.
The intense flames burnt and destroyed the sword radiance of Jie Luoshi. Following that, they targeted Jie Luoshi.
On the other side, the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain aided Gu Peng and Xiao Zhener with its battered body.
Jie Luoshi looked at Xiao Yan expressionlessly and nodded his head slightly. He tapped the green bronze sword in his hand lightly and unleashed a howl.
A streak of white sword aura was summoned from the tip of the green bronze sword. As it progressed forward, it separated the sea of fire. With this momentum, it kept on tearing the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation apart.
Xiao Yan conjured a spell with both his hands and the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation revolved, resisting the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi of Jie Luoshi.
“This guy is in the Immortal Soul Third Level. He still has energy…” Xiao Yan creased his brows and said without even turning around, “Zhener, go first. I will cover for all of you!”
As he said, he laughed. His entire body converted into an extremely huge, flaming Taiji Diagram. That was the revelation of his Immortal Soul, as he summoned the powers of it to the fullest.
The powers of the Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation ballooned again and even counteracted Jie Luoshi by burning and cultivating his Saintly Celestial Sword Qi.
The eyes of Jie Luoshi squinted to form a line. As a cold radiance flashed, no one dared to look into his eyes. His gaze was like a sharp sword radiance that could cut mountains and separate the sea.
He continued to grab onto the long sword without moving, whereas he conjured a sword spell with his left hand.
Suddenly, 81 consecutive white sword auras, which were extremely frightening and seemed like furious dragons, revolved around void space 9 times before tangling up with one another.
Normally, when Jie Luoshi summoned the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi, it came in thin streaks. But this time, the 81 sword auras were extremely thick and contained a terrifying strength each. The powers of these sword auras were pure yet cultivated.
As the 81 sword auras revolved around one another, they converted into a white fruit-like material.
This was the Tao fruit of Jie Luoshi’s way of the virtual entity, Celestial Nine Revolutions Tao Fruit!
It was created from the comprehension of the way of the Heavens and Earth and after the essence of the Saintly Celestial Sword Qi was understood. Its powers were boundless.
Jie Luoshi pointed the green sword towards Xiao Yan and the Celestial Nine Revolutions Tao Fruit made a slight turning motion in space. A streak of bright radiance shot out. But it was not a straight line of radiance. Rather, it twisted weirdly in void space in a spiral manner and stabbed towards Xiao Yan.
After this spiral turn, the frightening radiance caused the surrounding sea of fire to be extinguished. In twisted void space, time, space and spiritual energy were messed up, causing flames to break out.
As the Shaoshang Swordmaster saw this, he did not hesitate any further and went to stall Xiao Zhener and the others.
“Rumble!” The Taiji Diagram converted from Xiao Yan’s Immortal Soul roared ferociously.
Following that, the entire Yin Yang Burning Heavens Formation rumbled vigorously before exploding.
“Boom boom boom!” An explosion noise sounded. The domineering Primordial Fires also crushed the radiance under the powerful distortion of Yin and Yang.
In the next moment, flames descended from the Taiji Diagram like a meteor shower and attacked Shaoshang Swordmaster and the others. It was as if the apocalypse had arrived.
Besides the Shaoshang Swordmaster, the Guanchong, Chongyan and Mountain-Breaking Swordmaster all felt an ominous feeling, as if death was just before them.
Any of the descending flames were able to critically injure them if they were hit.
The Shaoshang Swordmaster roared furiously, hinting to the Guanchong Swordmaster and the rest to halt. He did not want them to continue pursuing Xiao Zhener and the rest.
He shook the Shaoshang Sword and entrusted his Immortal Soul to the sword once again. His virtual entity combined with the Shaoshang Sword, converting into a ferocious sword radiance. This sword radiance dominated in the Heavens and Earth and blocked the descending fire.
The descending flame struck the bright sword radiance waves after waves, causing this sword radiance to be battered repeatedly. As the sword radiance became unstable, it was as if it was going to be destroyed any time.
As the sword radiance was destroyed slowly, it started to dissipate gradually too.
At this point, another Saintly Celestial Nine Transformation sword radiance flew across space and extinguished the descending flames, helping the Shaoshang Swordmaster to resist this wave of attack.
The Saintly Celestial Nine Revolutions Tao Fruit landed from above the head of Jie Luoshi and protected him. As he walked out from the sea of fire, he jerked the green bronze shirt in his hand and the Saintly Celestial Nine Transformation sword radiance slashed towards Xiao Yan again.
The sword radiance contained a grand power concept that could penetrate the Heavens and Earth. It was the sublimation of all swords and was also the source all of these swords.
Xiao Yan’s cold voice resonated from the Taiji Diagram, “Do you want to die?”
In the Taiji Diagram, five balls of flame surfaced suddenly.
There was a purplish-blue flame that threatened to destroy everything in the world, which was dim and heretical, ferocious and domineering.
There was a pure golden flame that appeared like sharp needles, which was as eye-blinding as the Sun.
There was a golden flame that flashed with red and blue radiance, which was extremely cultivated.
And there was a pale white flame that seemed to be the source of all fire, which was extremely pure and filled with Yang energy.
Last but not least, there was a black flame that wanted to engulf everything, which was very fierce and vicious.
Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, Grand Sun Primordial Fire, Nanming Primordial Fire, Pure Yang Primordial Fire and the Heavenly Apocalyptic Blaze represented the five balls of flames. Right now, they gathered and started to infuse together.
Just as they infused with one another, a brutal strength shook void space. Wherever the flames passed, space was burnt.
The originally bright flames started to become weaker and weaker, but this was not due to a dip in the strength of the fire. It’s because, at the center of the five Primordial Fires, void space had completely collapsed. Even light was engulfed and could not spread.
The Shaoshang Swordmaster and the rest stared at the frightening scene on the Taiji Diagram above them.
Jie Luoshi creased his brows slightly and his expression turned serious. The green bronze sword in his hand stabbed into the Saintly Celestial Nine Revolutions Tao Fruit. The miraculous strength of the fruit consolidated onto the entire blade of the sword.
In an instant, the sword in Jie Luoshi’s hand had converted from an ordinary green bronze sword into a white sword. The blade of the sword was like a Panlong. There were 81 streaks of frightening aura that revolved around the sword and each sword aura made nine revolutions.
But Jie Luoshi did not attack yet. He could subtly feel that even though Xiao Yan’s five Primordial Fires were yet to be cultivated successfully, it was precisely because of this that he was more dangerous
The Primordial Fires had already infused and their frightening powers had already formed. However, since Xiao Yan just achieved the Immortal Soul and it was his first time trying to summon the Penta Fire Lotus (Heaven Fire Lotus), he was unable to control it freely. This was the same situation as when he first infused the Primordial Fires on Mount Yujing.
At this moment, Jie Luoshi attacked with his sword and unleashed the terrifying powers of it. Both he and Xiao Yan were tough opponents.
As the Primordial Fires shook, the flaming Taiji Diagram that Xiao Yan’s Immortal Soul converted into collapsed. As the Primordial Fires infused, every additional Primordial Fire included spiked the risk and difficulty level that Xiao Yan faced.
As Xiao Zhener and the rest saw this scene, they finally understood why Xiao Yan asked them to leave first. If they didn’t leave, they may be affected by the shockwave.
As the few of them retreated, they burst towards the formation at the opening of the Celestial Wonders World. The infused Primordial Fires above Xiao Yan’s Immortal Soul also started to move back.
Everyone from the Mount Shu Sword Sect could only give way. They wanted to take a detour to stop Xiao Zhener and the rest. But as they move slightly, the Primordial Fires shook a little, preventing them from acting recklessly.
When the Shaoshang Swordmaster looked at Xiao Yan, Xiao Zhener and Jie Luoshi, who did not even dare to take a step forward, they could not help but feel down.
After that, they thought of how Xiao Yan managed to stop them when he was in the Nascent Soul Stage, allowing the Virtuous Zen Master to escape.
For such a dangerous situation, if Jie Luoshi was not present, both the Guanchong and Shaoshang Swordmaster would have been easily killed by Xiao Yan.
In such a precarious situation, Xiao Yan turned pressure into motivation. As Xiao Yan formed the Immortal Soul, even Jie Luoshi was blocked. In the minds of the Shaoshang Swordmaster and the rest, they could think of nothing except a phrase.”
One man can hold up against ten thousand others!