Chapter 850: Whoever Stops Me from Returning to the Mountain Shall Die!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Shi Tianhao’s gaze flashed before it turned cold. Without delay, he converted into a rainbow and flew forward quickly.
He suddenly felt something and turned his head around. As he turned around, he saw a blurry light flashing across. It was an Envoy of the Hall of the Dead who was in the Immortal Soul Stage.
There was a greyish ball of gas in the palm of that envoy, which was actually a World of Consciousness converted from mana.
Inside this world, there was a man who looked like 30 or 40 years old sitting on his knees. He appeared charming and had a look of resilience too.
But this man looked battered at the same time, which hinted that he was injured.
On closer look, his facial features resembled either a younger Shi Zhongtian or an older Shi Tianhao!
If anyone from the Shi Clan or the Great Qin Empire saw him, they could immediately recognize that he was the son of Shi Zhongtian and the father of Shi Tianhao, Shi Ziling.
The expression of the Envoy of the Hall of the Dead changed. He just received news from his comrade and knew that Shi Tianhao had appeared nearby. He was about to rendezvous with King Taishan, but who knew that he would meet Shi Tianhao first.
Shi Ziling seemed to have sensed something and peered over. Through the thick gas, he could see Shi Tianhao. His expression changed and he opened his mouth wide. However, his voice was blocked off by the World of Consciousness and could not reach Shi Tianhao.
Shi Tianhao did not speak and he leaped in front of the Envoy of the Hall of the Dead.
“Do you want your father to die?” The envoy shouted. But before he finished speaking, he saw a light projection flashing above Shi Tianhao’s head. Shi Tianhao had revealed his Cosmic Form. Following that, Shi Tianhao roared, “-Verse!”
The envoy was shocked for a moment, and his powers were summoned. Everything in his head seemed to stop as if his own time was stopped.
He was stripping off his human form under an uncontrolled state, revealing his Immortal Soul. The Immortal Soul Avatar was a long, black knife.
After his Immortal Soul was suppressed by Shi Tianhao, this envoy was unable to maintain his human form. But as he revealed his Immortal Soul Avatar, he was jolted and he released himself from the restraints of Shi Tianhao’s spell.
“You are in the Advanced Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage, but you are so adept at suppressing my Immortal Soul?” This envoy was stunned. But before he could react, everything turned dark in front of him as he released himself from the trap of the “verse” word. An extremely ginormous pavilion was already crashing down on him.
This envoy did not have time to crush the World of Consciousness and he could only step back immediately. Otherwise, he would have been crushed by the Kun Peng Pavilion.
Shi Tianhao did not stop attacking him. Above his Cosmic Form, the cauldron containing the powers of the Hundun opened and intense flames spurted out.
These flames did not seem as active as normal flames. Rather, they appeared rather rigid, as if they were golden figurines that were carved in the shape of flames. As a green light flashed, they revealed a firm yet sharp power concept.
This was the Vicious Acalanatha Fire cultivated by Shi Tianhao after he comprehended the Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script and the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra. The fire was both stubborn and ferocious and was very difficult to be extinguished. Once it struck someone, the fire would burn extremely vigorously.
This envoy could only retreat. He was frustrated at this point. He had a hostage in his hands, but he did not have the time to injure the hostage.
“Stay back!” He started to feel pissed at this moment. The black knife converted from his Immortal Soul Avatar spun once before converting into a sharp, dark radiance. This radiance slashed towards the World of Consciousness.
While he was injured, he was bent on hurting Shi Ziling. That’s his method of forcing Shi Tianhao to stop. Otherwise, even if he was hurt badly, Shi Ziling had to die along with him.
But Shi Tianhao changed his offensive stance suddenly. The cauldron with the Hundun’s powers was summoned and the powers of the Hundun converted into a divine wind. This wind crushed void space and attacked the black knife and the World of Consciousness. The Kun Peng Pavilion attacked at the same time too.
From the looks of it, it was intending to crush both the black knife and the World of Consciousness!
Shi Ziling was stunned, but a ferocious light appeared in his eye suddenly. The World of Consciousness converted into a huge light projection. Inside this projection, the image of many weird things was shown. Many things were initiated within it, but a sense of death and desolation spread, resisting Shi Tianhao’s attack.
But it was still unable to block off Shi Tianhao. Both the projection and the envoy were gravely hurt by Shi Tianhao’s attack. As they were forced back, the black knife was cracked by the Kun Peng Pavilion, whereas a greyish light ball surfaced. This light ball converted into a grey roulette. Besides this, an arm was floating in void space.
Shi Tianhao continued to attack furiously, causing the grey roulette and black knife to be forced back. After that, he secured the limb with this own hand.
“Your powers are indeed funny and interesting. You took one hand from my father and converted it into the look of my father. Even the aura and supernatural movements of my father appear to be the same.” Shi Tianhao stared at the grey roulette indifferently.
The three cauldrons above him were summoned at the same time. The Taotie, Tao Wu, and Hundun light projections roared furiously and they commanded the Kun Peng Pavilion to attack the envoy.
The black knife was sucked by the suction power of the Taotie. Following that, the Hundun and Tao Wu cauldrons turned, causing the three cauldrons to face one another. As they did so, they swallowed the black knife, which disappeared from void space.
At the same time, the two words of Shi Tianhao, “Uni” and “Verse” unleashed their powers again, causing the grey roulette to be repressed. As the Kun Peng Pavilion crashed on it, the radiance from the grey roulette turned dim suddenly.
Shi Tianhao advanced forward and dealt the roulette one strike of the Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams. This caused the roulette to be filled with cracks.
As Shi Tianhao opened his palms, he unleashed a terrifying force that crushed the grey roulette in his palm. The grey roulette no longer moved anymore.
“Did you think that this little trick of yours will work?”
As Shi Tianhao grabbed the roulette tightly, it let out a sorrowful scream. As it changed its appearance, it became an elder in a black robe. His face was filled with wrinkles and he looked at Shi Tianhao indignantly, “You could not have seen through my Illusory Demonic Avatar Spell unless you know that Shi Ziling’s arm was already gone!”
While this spell was extremely powerful, the only flaw that it had was that as Shi Ziling’s arm was used to mimic his appearance, it could not mimic Shi Ziling without an arm. However, it was very difficult to see through this spell of his in the messy environment of the Void Battleground. He must be extremely unlucky for it to fail.
Besides King Taishan, even the other Envoys of the Hall of the Dead were fooled by this spell.
The elder in black shouted, “Shi Ziling is indeed in our hands. His arm is the proof.”
Shi Tianhao laughed coldly, “Your luck is down. I managed to see that my father escaped without one arm through an incomplete light projection left in the arm. Furthermore, I can also confirm that he is safe, even though I am unable to reunite with him yet. While there are many disadvantages to the Void Battleground, there are many benefits too.”
As the elder in black heard this, he felt depressed suddenly.
Shi Tianhao stared at him, “You must be courting death trying to imitate my father to scare me. Moreover, since you broke his arm, I shall use your life to pay for it!”
As he said, he struck the chest of the elder hardly and crushed his Immortal Soul.
The Envoy of the Hall of the Dead that was swallowed by the three cauldrons was also heavily injured now.
“It’s an Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator who brought a team to intercept me. Besides the Mount Shu Sword Sect, Samsara Sect and the East Heaven’s Gate, the Hall of the Dead also has ill-intentions towards the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Even the Hallmaster of the Hall of the Dead has taken action personally.” Shi Tianhao’s gaze turned cold and he converted into a long bow, transcending layers and layers of space. He was searching for a weak point in space so that he could exit the Void Battleground and return to Mount Yujing.
“I believe there’s a weaker space barrier somewhere forward. I can then leave from there and return to the Greater World. If my calculations are not wrong, the opening should at Mount Kunlun!”
Shi Tianhao was flying in void space, but a figure appeared in front of him suddenly. The figure looked extremely weird.
A refined middle-aged man appeared. He seemed 30 or 40 years old and appeared very elegant. His hair was very neat, as three locks of his black hair swayed in the wind. He also wore a jade-green robe, that was tied at the waist.
But his arms, from shoulder to his fingertips, seemed to be formed by just white bones. All the bones appeared shiny and white, revealing a cold aura that left one petrified.
Each of the bony arms seemed to be a 1000 foot long. Nearer to the fingertips, his arm became thicker and thicker. At the end, his huge palms could cover the sky.
This man cultivated a mantra that originated from the White Skeleton Sect, which rose during the Antiquity Age and was exterminated during the Middle Ages. His cultivation level had reached the Immortal Soul Second Level already.
This middle-aged man looked at Shi Tianhao and laughed, “I am King Taishan. Shi Tianhao, I know you and your seniors are all exceptional. With a magic treasure with you, even an Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator may not be your match.”
King Taishan was also a little down. If he could, he wouldn’t want his group of subordinates to intercept Shi Tianhao one by one. But because of the space-time turbulence, the nature of their attack changed.
“I am not exactly confident of killing and winning you. But don’t you harbor the thought of leaving anytime soon…”
Before he finished speaking, Shi Tianhao had already converted into a streak of flowing light and burst towards him!
Shi Tianhao was already annoyed by everyone who was trying to stop him!
He had no time to play along with them.
He wanted to return to Mount Yujing. Those who stopped him had to die!
Right now, Shi Tianhao was like a huge Immemorial Beast as he burst forward in void space. King Taishan reacted quickly and the bony claws of his right hand converted into five bony whips. They whipped towards Shi Tianhao.
Whereas his left bony claw grabbed hard before exploding, converting into thousands of streaks of white flowing light. These lights also burst towards Shi Tianhao.
Shi Tianhao lifted the Kun Peng Pavilion and blocked the whips. As the whips smacked onto the Kun Peng Pavilion, the Kun Peng Pavilion jerked tremendously.
And right now, the thousands of streaks of white flowing light weaved to form a huge web. This web trapped Shi Tianhao within and started to expand the area that it covered. At the same time, the flowing lights seemed to be sucked towards the center of the web, as they attacked Shi Tianhao.
Amidst a boom, the flowing lights had already converted back into a huge greyish-white claw. The claw grabbed Shi Tianhao before squeezing him tightly!
“Oh?!” King Taishan realized that something was wrong. He thought that even if he could not crush Shi Tianhao, he could at least injure him and crush a few bones of his. But who knew that Shi Tianhao did not resist.
Shi Tianhao’s expression did not seem to change, as he continued staring at King Taishan coldly. A brutal and vigorous essence shot straight towards void space from his head and his pupils flashed with the eight images of the four appearances.