Chapter 885: Never the Same Again
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng stared at the Tai Yi Holy Man and the rest on top of Mount Baiyun. Silence filled the Heavens and Earth at this moment.
After a long while, the Tai Yi Holy Man shook his head slightly, “Lin Feng, your sword has an ominous feel to it. Its sword mind contains a immense desire for destruction. If this desire grows further, it will possess the ability to destroy the entire world. I believe that when that happens, you will be caught off guard too.”
Lin Feng laughed, “Thanks for worrying about me. With regards to my sword, I know what to do.”
After he finished speaking, Lin Feng relaxed his right hand and let go of the hilt of the Heaven-Destroying Sword. As he thought of something, the Heaven-Destroying Sword started to rise upwards.
The Heaven-Destroying Sword Formation underneath his feet started to flash and countless swords flew out from it. After leaving the sword formation, the swords fell like rain on the Mount Shu mountains.
These swords had been restored completely, but the radiances on their blades were different from before. Some of the swords landed within the mountains, while most converted into flowing lights that spread in the sky.
Whereas the blood-red beam of air in the middle of the sword formation disappeared and infused with the sword formation completely. The huge sword formation flashed with a black sword light that was filled with a vicious, killing intent.
No other black sword light was seen, but the hostile gases of the Heavens and Earth gathered together and converted into countless black sword radiances that were awe-inspiring.
The River of Time that initially revolved around Mount Yujing landed down and regained the look of the Bell of Destiny. A five or six year old kid stood beside the bell and bowed towards Lin Feng, “Destiny greets Master.”
Lin Feng said, “You can stay with this sword formation to continue sharpening the Heaven-Destroying Sword. Proceed on with my secret manual. In this way, both you and the sword formation can increase in powers along with the Heaven-Destroying Sword one day.”
The Destiny Kid’s goosebumps stood as he looked at the ferocious Heaven-Destroying Sword. After that, he stuttered, “I will follow your orders, Master.”
The Heaven-Destroying Sword jerked a little and a light projection flashed in front of the sword. This projection converted into a lady slowly. She was Xuan Li.
But right now, Xuan Li was much different from her 17-18 years old appearance previously.
Her facial features were as charming as ever and she even looked more radiant. But she looked to be older now, around 22 or 23 years old.
Her originally half-white and half-black hair did not seemed to change, but one could sense that she had become more unpredictable, just like the blade of the Heaven-Destroying Sword.
After fulfilling her wish of destroying the Saintly Celestial Sword, Xuan Li looked extremely revitalized. But she remained expressionless and indifferent, as if she was a callous human puppet.
Only when she looked at Lin Feng did her eyes flashed with a little radiance.
Lin Feng smiled slightly and touched the blade of the Heaven-Destroying Sword lightly. The blade let out a slight groan that shook void space.
Xuan Li’s lips pursed a little and she nodded her head rigidly. After that, she extended her hand to grab hold onto the Heaven-Destroying Sword.
Lin Feng clapped his hands and the Heaven-Destroying Sword Formation rose. The Destiny Kid combined with the Bell of Destiny, revealing the Door of Life Creation. As the black door opened, white, life of creation gas surged out. This white gas intersected with the black gas from the sword formation, forming a long beam of gas.
This beam of gas covered Xuan Li and the Heaven-Destroying Sword in the middle. Xuan Li sat on her knees in this beam of gas, while she placed the sword on her knees before closing her eyes to meditate.
Lin Feng conjured spells with both his hands and streaks and streaks of mana were injected into the beam of gas. The beam of gas that rose towards the sky gradually.
The sky cracked open and revealed dark void space. The beam of gas entered void space and disappeared.
Lin Feng looked at everyone from the Great Void Sect and said, “The Qing Yi Holy Woman came to the Celestial Sect of Wonders with her projection, while the Supreme Heavenly Mirror seems to be distracted by something. Don’t tell me something has happened in the Barren Expanses?”
“Heavenly Charms and Golden Roc obtained a part of the Hades’ Dark Mantra at the Cloud Forest World. If they can obtain the experience of the Hades’ Emperor, they may be able to feel the changes that your sect and I felt previously. They may be able to motivate the demon clan to cause trouble then.”
“I shall make a trip to the Barren Expanses soon. Maybe we can work together.”
Although Lin Feng sealed the Heaven-Destroying Sword using the Heaven-Destroying Sword Formation and the Bell of Destiny, he did all this for the sake of improvement of the formation, sword and Bell of Destiny. The temporary retreat was to ensure greater progress in the future.
If there was a need to, he could just unseal the sword. If the result that he wanted was not achieved, he could just try again.
After he finished speaking, Lin Feng paused for a moment, before he arrived on Mount Yujing suddenly. The Higan Golden Bridge and Two Elements of Creation Formation were retreated. The leaves of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree, before the mountain broke through void space and hid within it.
As for everyone else from Mount Shu, Lin Feng did not make it difficult for them. The Guanchong Swordmaster, Shaoze Swordmaster and Grand Moon Swordmaster might have joined in the attack against the Celestial Sect of Wonders, but they were already battered by Xiao Yan and Shi Tianhao. Lin Feng had no interest in fighting them anymore.
Everyone from Mount Shu was confused, or fearful, or hateful as they saw Lin Feng disappeared with Mount Yujing. But they did not dare to say much.
Some of them saw that the three elders of theirs had heaved a sigh of relief, revealing their intentions not to engage Lin Feng anymore.
Xin Longsheng, Tiangang Swordmaster and the Cang Ming Swordmaster wore complex expressions on their faces now. As they looked at the broken Saintly Celestial Sword, they were silent.
Although they all carried heavy injuries, they were not fearful. On the other hand, they looked weird, as if they were lost, and they descended into silence.
The clouds around Mount Shu had all disappeared right now.
On the top of Mount Baiyun, everyone from the Great Void Sect looked at the Heaven-Destroying Sword, Lin Feng and Mount Yujing escaping into void space and did not speak.
The mirror projection above the mountain had already disappeared. The clouds around Mount Baiyun became thicker again, covering the entire mountain. No sense of aura was revealed anymore.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man stood at the top of the mountain and said, “Let’s stabilize the situation at the Barren Expanses first.”
The Tai Yi Holy Man sighed and nodded his head. He then disappeared from the top of the mountain with the Zheng Yi Holy Man.
Yan Nanlai didn’t move, while the spells in his hands changed.
On Mount Baiyun, a streak of mirror light seemed to transcend the barriers of two worlds and was now shining on a particular region in the Barren Expanses. Following Yan Nanlai’s actions, the light became brighter and its aura became more miraculous. The boundary powers became weaker, but they were not degraded completely. This allowed the mirror light to penetrate through them.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou stepped forward, whereas the Formation-Bursting Drum and the Void Yin-Yang Clock also appeared in front of them. All four of them then disappeared together.
Yun Yuanzhen, the Yu Yuan Holy Woman and Lin Daohan continued to remain on Mount Baiyun along with Yan Nanlai. All of them did not speak.
After a long while, the streak of mirror light settled down.
The figure of the Tai Yi Holy Man re-appeared on Mount Baiyun. He pointed towards the streak of mirror light and it was divided into many other streaks of light that entered void space.
In the next moment, several light projections appeared in front of the Tai Yi Holy Man and the others. They were not real people, but projections of mana.
There were three people leading the pack. One of them was the Zheng Yi Holy Man. Another was an indifferent young lady who looked only 13 or 14 years old, whereas the last person was a charming youth who was around 20 years old. The latter two were the Qing Yi Holy Woman and Xuan Yi Holy Man.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man and Qing Yi Holy Woman were both at the Barren Expanses now. The Xuan Yi Holy Man just experienced the Cardinal Tribulations and retreated to recuperate.
Behind the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the other two, there were a few others. On the rightmost side, there was a young kid who wore a calm expression. He was Kuang Heng, who never revealed himself since the Battle at Xiling City. He was like the Xuan Yi Holy Man, who had just experienced the Cardinal Tribulations.
Beside him, there were the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou.
There were two others, one of which who was a middle-aged man in white who was very quiet. He had a refined temperament and was another member of the Supreme Elder Council of the Great Void Sect, elder of the Conservative Faction, Fu Yunkong.
The other person looked excited and carried a few hints of resilience around him. He was also a member of the Supreme Elder Council of the Great Void Sect, elder of the Radical Faction, Wu Mengqi.
Previously, the two of them held the fort at the Barren Expanses.
Beside them, there was a projection of an elder. He seemed a little frustrated and was another member of the Conservative Faction as well as the Supreme Elder Council. He was the Qing Ning Holy Man, who had retreated to cultivate an important divine pill previously. He did not even bother to exit his retreat because of changes in the Barren Expanses. It’s only when he was free earlier did the Supreme Heavenly Mirror receive his projection of mana and sent it over.
The Qing Ning Holy Man stood beside two huge figures. They were not projections, but were real people – a man and a lady. But these two people grew two dragon horns even though they had human forms.
The leaders of the Supreme Dragon Roost, the Black Scales Dragon King and Fire Cloud Dragon King. One of them was more inclined towards the Conservative Faction while the other was more towards the Radical Faction.
Besides Yan Nanlai, the Tai Yi Holy Man, Zheng Yi Holy Man, Qing Yi Holy Woman, Xuan Yi Holy Man, Kuang Heng, Xuan Lin Holy Man, Wu Mengqi, Fu Yunkong, Yun Yuanzhen, Yu Yuan Holy Man, Cai Fengzhou and the Qing Ning Holy Man formed the remaining members of the Supreme Elder Council. There was a total of 13 of them.
Whereas the Black Scales Dragon King, Fire Cloud Dragon King and Lin Daohan were also privy to the stuff that the Supreme Elder Council discussed.
The Qing Ning Holy Man creased his brows and asked, “Elder Tai Yi, why are we gathered here? Something has happened with regards to the Spirit Sea?”
Lin Daohan recounted the events of the Spirit Sea clearly as well as what just happened earlier with Lin Feng to him.
After he finished speaking, Yan Nanlai tapped the Supreme Heavenly Mirror lightly, causing a light projection to surface. This light projection presented the entire footage of Lin Feng’s battles after he returned to the Greater World.
In an instant, those who were unaware of what happened became silent.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man said, “Today, the Celestial Sect of Wonders has finally become great.”
The Xuan Yi Holy Man looked at the light projection and said, “Lin Feng, Mount Yujing, Two Elements of Creation Formation, Heaven-Destroying Sword, Heaven-Destroying Sword Formation and Lin Feng’s natal magic treasure all combine together to form a formidable lineup. With such powers, Lin Feng has indeed become great.”
“If we compare him to everyone who has ever existed, I believe only the Supreme Heavenly Mirror in its peak state, Hades Emperor, the True Hou that challenged the position of the Hades Emperor and Elder Tai Yi who was not hurt 4600 years ago can defeat him.”
“If he can overcome the Second Tribulation of Destiny or the Great Calamity, or even if his sword and bell can reach a higher level, he will become another Hades Emperor.”
The Zheng Yi Holy Man said indifferently, “With his current powers and before the Supreme Heavenly Mirror reaches its peak state, there’s no way we can stop the Celestial Sect of Wonders apart from starting a full-scale war.”
And the result of this war would be countless deaths and injuries.
Everyone from the Great Void Sect turned silent and did not speak.
It’s been a long time since such a powerful individual had appeared, one who could tilt the balance of power away from the Great Void Sect.
And today, a new chess piece had emerged, converting into a player that was deserving of attention. He stood in the way of the Great Void Sect now.
From today onwards, the situation in the Divine Lands would never be the same again.