Chapter 841: Master’s Not at Home – Second Round
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Under Lin Feng, there were many freaks.
This was agreed upon by everyone in the Divine Lands. Every time they ascended one stage, they were able to defeat everyone in that cultivation stage they were in. It was as if anyone who could match them had to come from the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
And among them, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were the most attention-seeking. Their existence seemed to be for the sole purpose of telling the rest that they were the true talents. The other talents who were compared to them always seemed to be lacking.
And it was only today that one of them finally managed to achieve the Immortal Soul.
If one did not form the Immortal Soul, his lifespan would have a limit. When this limit reached, no matter how talented you were, no matter how shocking you were and no matter how heroic you could be, your final fate would still be death.
The long river of time was always the most effective tool to test the fulfillment of talent of a cultivator.
And right now, not only did Xiao Yan managed to form the Immortal Soul, he once again proved his capabilities. He was in the Immortal Soul First Level, but he stunned Jie Luoshi, was in the Immortal Soul Third Level.
As Jie Luoshi watched Xiao Yan and the rest retreating, his gaze turned cold.
He did not attack actively too. Just like a wolf chasing its prey, he was chasing Xiao Yan. He seemed to be able to see a charming youth inside the flaming Taiji Diagram, who wore the same look as him while staring back.
If the unfinished Penta Fire Lotus exploded, the both of them would perish together.
As he maintained such a state, the Immortal Soul Avatar of Xiao Yan was undergoing continuous damage. Part of the flaming Taiji Diagram peeled off, causing a huge burden to Xiao Yan. If this persisted longer, Xiao Yan would be unable to summon the Penta Fire Lotus in the future even if he recovered from his injuries.
Jie Luoshi did not act recklessly because he was not confident. There was another reason too, which was because the current situation caused him to lose his face. Even if he could cause worries within Xiao Yan, it was not exactly something that Jie Luoshi should rejoice about.
The alliance to exterminate the Celestial Sect of Wonders had already gained momentum. Today’s battle was only the beginning!
While this might sound like the case, it would be far-fetched to claim that Jie Luoshi did not feel cowardly inside his heart. To be forced into such a stage by someone in the Immortal Soul First Level, it was an indescribable humiliation for Jie Luoshi.
Xiao Yan stared at Jie Luoshi coldly. In the past, he summoned the Tri-Fire Lotus and the Quad Fire Lotus under the supervision of Lin Feng. That’s why he managed to avert danger. But now, this was not the case.
How could Xiao Yan not tell Jie Luoshi’s vicious ambitions?
But he remained calm. Although he just formed the Immortal Soul and could not fully control the Penta Fire Lotus, causing his Immortal Soul to be hurt, he was able to comprehend the brilliance of the infusion of the five Primordial Fires through this process. His reward was still quite hefty.
Before his injury healed, it was unlikely that he could summon the Penta Fire Lotus again. But after his injury healed, he could control this powerful abhijna earlier than expected. Furthermore, he could develop a deeper understanding of his own cultivation and mantras.
When he was in the Aurous Core Stage, he tried to cultivate three Primordial Fires recklessly. If he could correct his attitude and cultivate properly, his progress in the future would become rapid.
If the final battle occurred at Mount Yujing, Xiao Yan did not wish to unleash the incomplete and uncontrolled Penta Fire Lotus unless it was entirely necessary. That’s because it would cause both the enemies and him to perish at the same time.
Xiao Yan retreated slowly and reached the formation at the opening of the Celestial Wonders World. The Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain had returned to Mount Yujing to heal from its injuries already. Instead, it was Xiao Zhener and Gu Peng who were waiting there.
The flaming Taiji Diagram turned back to Xiao Yan’s look again. He jumped into the formation and left with Xiao Zhener and Gu Peng.
Whereas the frightening infusion of Primordial Fires exploded over in the Heavens and Earth!
Amidst the fire, Xiao Yan stared at Jie Luoshi and stared coldly, “Thanks for sending me this far.”
Jie Luoshi’s eyes squinted and shot out a cold radiance. He did not say much, but he naturally knew what Xiao Yan meant.
It was that the both of them would meet very soon.
Xiao Yan laughed coldly and disappeared into the formation. Whereas the frightening fire caused the formation to explode.
Jie Luoshi and the rest avoided the fire. As they looked at the burning flames, Jie Luoshi remained expressionless and the cold radiance in his eyes disappeared gradually. He regained his calmness and turned to look at the Shaoshang Swordmaster and the rest.
“Mountain-Breaking, Chongyan, both of you shall send Guanchong back to the mountain. Shaoshang, go and meet up with Lixiong.” Jie Luoshi’s voice was hoarse and ear-piercing. “Shaoze is rushing over with Qingtian already. I will go to Mount Yujing with the both of them.”
The Shaoshang Swordmaster, Guanchong Swordmaster, Ning Lang and the Chongyan Swordmaster nodded their heads together, “Let’s follow what Elder Jie says.”
The few of them converted into sword radiances and left. Jie Luoshi’s gaze turned to void space, transcending it and landing in the direction of Mount Yujing, “Over there, I can feel that…”
At the north foot of Mount Kunlun, the Cloud Mirror City and the Yun Peak were no longer as noisy as before.
In the Cloud Mirror City, everyone who had to do with the Celestial Sect of Wonders was shifted to Mount Yujing.
On the top of Mount Yujing, in front of the Grand Heavens Pavilion, Li Yuanfang was standing there right now. The Virtuous Zen Master, who brought him back, and the Dual Polarity Heavenly Mountain were resting up, hoping to restore their energies.
A hole opened in void space. Xiao Yan and the rest landed on the mountain and Li Yuanfang clasped his palms and fist towards him, “Eldest Senior!” He was a little stumped on what to say next. The usually calm Li Yuanfang was now so emotional that his eyes turned red.
Xiao Yan laughed and walked towards him, patting his shoulders, “Don’t worry, I’m fine. Not only that, I have finally reached the Immortal Soul Stage!”
Li Yuanfang nodded his head, “I know that. The aura around you is very different from before. It’s as if you have stripped yourself of your old form and changed significantly.”
He clasped his palm and fist again and said, “Congratulations on forming the Immortal Soul!”
After that, he greeted Xiao Zhener and Gu Peng, “Thank you Miss Zhener and Elder Gu for helping Eldest Senior.”
After greeting each other, Xiao Yan asked, “Second Junior hasn’t exited his retreat yet?”
Li Yuanfang shook his head, “Not yet. He’s in the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World now. The situation is quite special this time. Even Second Junior is unable to estimate how long he’ll be there.”
Xiao Yan took in a deep breath, “What about the people in the Celestial Wonders that you brought back?”
Li Yuanfang replied, “They are still in the small world that Elder Dual Polarity Peak created, who is in the Grand Heavens Pavilion now.”
Xiao Yan looked at the Grand Heavens Pavilion, “Master once said that many of the constructions were built by him and they are extremely solid. It will be difficult for the enemies to destroy them. But besides the main pavilion, the other constructions are not equipped with the same defensive and protective powers. It’s just that they are very tough to break down in terms of their foundation.”
“If the Grand Heavens Pavilion is broken into, it will become like the rest of the constructions. Thus, we are putting everyone there now. If things become too serious, we will send them to the Ying Sea.”
“The three Celestial Mountains of the Ying Sea can’t exit the Ying Sea. But within the Ying Sea, we have two mountains that can’t be violated so easily. They are probably our last resort.” Xiao Yan said gradually. His words implied that he was bent on protecting Mount Yujing till death. Even if he had to die, he wouldn’t leave.
Li Yuanfang asked, “Our sect possesses the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain. This is something that everyone knows. Although the Great Zhou Empire has lost the Fangzhang Celestial Mountain, they seem to still be very familiar with the Ying Sea.”
“Once we move using the formation, the Great Zhou Empire may pick up some clues.”
Xiao Yan said, “Follow the original plan. We shall activate the formation at the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain and draw the attention of the enemies. After that, we will activate the formation at the Penglai Celestial Mountain and send people over. Once we finished our first move over at the Yingzhou Celestial Mountain, we shall stop there.”
“After all, the Great Zhou Empire lost the Fangzhang Celestial Mountain. For them to monitor the movement on one Celestial Mountain is no mean feat. If we control things well, they can only return empty-handed.”
Li Yuanfang’s gaze landed on the Grand Heavens Pavilion, “In this way, we possess the secrets of the Penglai Celestial Mountain, thus making it difficult for us to hide it from the others from the sect. We can only reveal these secrets then.”
Xiao Yan said, “We have to watch our control. This is the final path that we can take and we have to prepare for the worst.”
Li Yuanfang took in a deep breath and said in a low voice, “The Great Qin Empire has informed us that at least the Mount Shu Sword Sect, Samsara Sect and East Heaven’s Gate are after us this time.”
Xiao Yan laughed, “If they come, we’ll resist them.”
His mind was jolted awake, “Oh yes, what about Youngest Junior?”
Li Yuanfang said, “She brought along Second Senior’s talisman. When the time comes, I think it will be able to unleash its effect. She is already preparing.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head, “I must thank Chu Yang for his help. You must go and prepare too. This time, we are going to face a huge battle.”
“Master has been protecting us all this while. It’s time for us to share the burden with him.”
Li Yuanfang clasped his palm and fist, “Yes, Senior.”
Right now, in the Grand Heavens Pavilion, there were many balls of gas. Inside each ball of gas, there were many flashing light projections. They seemed like small worlds. And inside each small world, there were countless people.
In one of the balls of gas, they were all Ethereal Mountain Sect disciples. Among the cultivators, there was a youth in black who sat on his knees. He was Chu Yang.
Opposite him, it was Li Botao. Li Botao stared at Chu Yang, “Senior and Junior Meng used you as a channel to tip off the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Although I was unable to keep an eye on you as you left the mountain so suddenly, how were you able to avoid the attention of the Mount Shu Sword Sect and return to the Ethereal Mountain?”
“Even if you have the Heavenly Vast Sword Talisman, you shouldn’t be able to avoid so many Nascent Soul Stage cultivators with your Aurous Core Intermediate Stage cultivation.”
Chu Yang smiled, “Second Elder Uncle, that’s because I never left the mountain.”
Li Botao raised his brows, “That’s impossible. I saw you leaving. You can’t bluff me unless someone impersonated you.”
Chu Yang smiled and he seemed a little different suddenly. His cultivation had reached the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage.
Li Botao was shocked, “You can hide your cultivation from a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator? But, that guy that left the mountain…”
His expression turned weird suddenly, “Don’t tell me that you have cultivated an avatar in the Intermediate Stage of the Aurous Core Stage.”