Chapter 918: Tun Tun Wants to Have Her Way
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The large lake before everyone’s eyes was known as the Great Xuanming Lake. It was the ancestral home of the Xuanming Tribe, who lived there for generations.
From appearance, the large lake was entirely black. Not a single ripple of wave could be seen on it and it was as if the surface of the great lake had frozen over solid.
On closer look, one could still see cold aura rising from the surface of the lake. At that time, the sun burned brilliantly in the sun and the further one was from the lake, the more unbearable the heat was. However, when one approached the lake, all one could feel was a strong chill.
Looking purely at the color, it was slightly like the Yin-Yang Sea underneath Mount Yujing. However, unlike the extreme-Yin and extreme-Yang power of the Yin-Yang Sea, the lake possessed no dark or Yin powers. All it gave off was a bone-biting, extreme cold.
When a gust of wind blew, no ripple of waves could be seen on its surface. The entire lake was like a giant, black ice crystal.
A barren and ancient aura came from it. It was reminiscent of the prehistoric Ice Age, where all creations froze in the merciless cold, and an icy apocalypse.
This power was slightly similar to the power possessed by the Yu Clan of the Divine Lands that the Celestial Sect of Wonders had wiped out many years ago. However, the power here was much deeper and stronger.
In comparison to the Yu Clan, the Xuanming had been controlling the Xuanming Primordial Water for a much longer period and they were much more apt at it. It was akin to the special ability of the Xuanming Tribe.
Other than their ability to control the Xuanming Primordial Water, the Xuanming were related to the Xuanwu Tribe too. While their blood ties weren’t as strong as before, they still looked similar and the defensive powers of the Xuanming were nothing to scoff at too.
According to what Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest knew, the leader of the Xuanming Tribe was the Xuanming Grand Sage. He was a powerful demon who cultivated the original true spirit, which meant that he was in the Undying Demon Soul Second Level. He was one of the Ten Demonic Saints and an extremely powerful member of the Barren Expanses.
However, in light of recent events, many demons that withdrew from the world began to show their face once again. On the other hand, the Xuanming Grand Sage became to limit his activities and behaved in a more low-profile fashion.
This wise move allowed the Great Xuanming Lake to preserve its relative calm and peace.
Shi Tianhao looked at the Great Xuanming Lake and his mouth twitched as he said, “Are we going to bash our way into it? Our time is tight and we should be looking for the ‘chance’ that master told us about.”
Li Yuanfang furrowed his eyebrows slightly as he said, “Someone should pass a message to them and get him out. Then, they can talk things through. We have no feud with the Xuanming Tribe and they themselves rarely enter the Divine Lands.”
“Ultimately, it is a private affair between Tun Tun and that particular Xuanming.”
Shi Tianhao looked at the Great Xuanming Lake and said, “Sixth Senior, you rarely come to the Barren Expanses. Hence, you probably don’t know that regardless whether we go up and knock on their door properly, go in with all guns blazing or if we sneak in, the result will be the same.”
“To the demons, whenever human cultivators come, they will respond violently. Talking is reserved for after the battle and the better fighter will possess an advantage in negotiations.”
Li Yuanfang thought of Lin Feng’s battle with the Crimson Gorilla Grand Sage in his first visit to the Xiaocizhi Mountain and then his own ferocious battle on top of the Nine Netherworld Peak. He then realized that the demons all liked to pick a fight at the start before they commenced negotiations. While he did not approve of this style, there was nothing much he could do. Hence, he simply nodded his head.
If not for the fact the fact that he had witnessed the earth-shaking battle between Lin Feng and the Crimson Gorilla Grand Sage, the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage himself had to gauge Lin Feng’s abilities first before he decided on his next move.
If they really were to fight, then it wasn’t something serious too. While the Xuanming Grand Sage had home ground advantage, he was ultimately not the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage and the Great Xuanming Lake was not the Lingyuan Mountains. Regardless whether it was Wang Lin or Shi Tianhao, either one of them could challenge him one-on-one. If the two of them combined forces, then they would surely be able to break through the Great Xuanming Lake’s defenses.
However, as Tun Tun always talked about her conflict with the Dark Aqua Xuanming, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest knew that her ultimate purpose in life was to seduce that particular youthful Xuanming.
Hence, they did not really want to kick up a huge fuss over such a small issue. Even Shi Tianhao, who was normally unrestrained and liked to stir troubles, appeared uninterested.
The past events between Tun Tun and the Dark Aqua Xuanming could be blamed on either party.
“We will not send word. Neither will we bash our way in,” said Tun Tun, her childish face had a trace of seriousness on it.
Shi Tianhao looked at her in surprised and said, “Wow, when have you ever been so well-behaved?”
Tun Tun glared at him and said, “You wouldn’t know about it but the Dark Aqua Xuanming loves to run around. Normally, he won’t be waiting in in the Great Xuanming Lake. Instead, he is probably in one of his own personal abode somewhere.”
Earlier, when Shi Tianhao and she went to the Barren Expanses, they heard news that the Dark Aqua Xuanming too was seriously injured after his battle with her. In the past few years, he had been reforming his physical body and recovering his strength.
“If he isn’t in his ancestral home and we go barging in, he may hear about it. Then, finding him will be difficult.”
Hearing these words, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest were speechless for a while. Just when they thought Tun Tun had matured, it turned out that this wasn’t really the case.
Tun Tun’s eyes glowed and she said, “We shall wait for a while by the gate and stop the next Xuanming that ventures out. Then, we will interrogate him on the whereabouts of the Dark Aqua Xuanming before planning our next move.”
Shi Tianhao’s mouth twitched and he said, “Normally, you don’t appear so astute. It’s only when it concerns eating and this do I see any sign of intelligence from you.”
The Physical Spell Body that Lin Feng placed on Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu, which was telepathically connected to Lin Feng himself, did not know whether he should laugh or cry at this moment.
Lin Feng did not worry much about Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao. However, he paid special attention to the rest. The purpose of this was to keep them alive. Even if Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were in a situation where there was a 90% chance of death, Lin Feng would ignore them.
He would only intervene if their chance of death was 100%. However, he would only help them reduce the chance of death from 100% to 90%. Their survival was still dependent on themselves.
Allowing his disciples to train was not the same as sending them on a suicide mission. However, the training must be realistic. A chick who lived consistently under the wings of its seniors will never be able to soar in the skies.
Tun Tun’s big eyes glowed as she stared in the direction of the Great Xuanming Lake. Yang Qing said quietly, “If we were to wait here, it would waste too much time. We won’t know when the next Xuanming enters or leaves.”
Tun Tun turned her head to look at Yang Qing and she swallowed and said nothing. She felt that after Yang Qing had returned to Mount Yujing from his last expedition, there was something different about him.
Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “Since you are prepared to catch one of them, then you can wait here alone. Surely you won’t be stupid enough to go after a Xuanming more powerful than you. Neither will you go and anger the Xuanming Grand Sage.”
“After you find out the location of the Dark Aqua Xuanming, your powers should not be weaker than his. Since it’s a private affair between the two of you, then the two of you shall settle it by yourselves.”
Tun Tun wanted to say something but suddenly, her expression changed. She looked into the distance and realized a light shadow was flying towards the Great Xuanming Lake.
Looking at it carefully, it was a demon with the body of a bird and the face of man. A snake coiled around each of his ears and his feet were planted on two snakes. It was evidently a pure-blooded Xuanming.
From its demonic aura, it was a Demonic Commander stage demon who had just formed his Demonic Core.
Tun Tun’s face burst into joy as she exclaimed, “Haha! Speak of the devil!”
Immediately, she rushed forward. Before the Xuanming could approach the Great Xuanming Lake, she had already caught him.
After all, they were way too close to the Great Xuanming Lake. The ancestral home of the Xuanming Lake could sense something amiss if she had acted too close.
Wang Lin had no interest in this matter while Shi Tianhao waved uninterestedly and helped Tun Tun by severing the connection between the ancestral home of the Xuanming and that pure-blooded Xuanming. Under this cover, the Great Xuanming Lake did not sense anything amiss.
Tun Tun’s interrogation proved its use quickly. She said, “I knew it! That idiot Dark Aqua Xuanming is not in his ancestral home. We almost wasted our shot.”
She smiled gleefully and said, “My luck is too good. This guy even knows his exact location. This is such a great start!”
Looking at Tun Tun’s gleeful demeanor, everyone ranging from Wang Lin to Han Yang could not help but think, “It must really be someone’s unlucky day.”
The Dark Aqua Xuanming had built his own abode which was not far from the Great Xuanming Lake. Strictly speaking, it was still within the control of the Xuanming Tribe.
His abode was known as Mount Hanfeng and was located in the Bitan Mountains to the East of the Great Xuanming Lake. There was a large lake there and the place where the mountain joined the lake was the home of the Zang Turtle Tribe.
The Zang Turtle Tribe too claimed descent from Xuanwu. However, it too was just a distant relative as they had impure Xuanwu blood. They were a vassal of the Xuanmin Tribe.
The Dark Aqua Xuanming was the eldest son of the Xuanming Grand Sage and his powers were exceptional. Hence, he had the title of ‘Young Master’. If he wanted to create his own abode in the territory of the Zang Turtles, it was naturally something very easy for him.
After Tun Tun obtained that piece of information, she uncharacteristically let him go. No one knew whether her behavior stemmed from her lack of hunger that day, her delight, or the fact that she may soon join his tribe. She headed excitedly for Mount Hanfeng, where she was met with an obstacle.
Someone casted a powerful and mystical spell formation over Mount Hanfeng, preventing Tun Tun from entering. The little Tao Tie was incensed by this.
“This was surely casted by the Zang Turtle Tribe to suck up to their master. How can a Xuanming do something like this?”
The various demons of the Barren Expanses were all gifted with different abilities and some of them were extremely apt at casting spell formations. The demons possessed several powerful spell formations, with one of them being the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
The Zang Turtles too were well-versed with spell formations too.
Tun Tun jumped up and down in rage and frustration. She stared at Li Yuanfang, who arched his eyebrows. While he was interested in breaking and solving various spell formations, he really did not want to intervene in Tun Tun’s affairs.
However, Wang Lin, who possessed the same attitude as him, suddenly opened his mouth and said, “Sixth Junior, do you remember what master said to us before we left?”
A serious look of concentration crossed Li Yuanfang’s face and Lin Feng’s words appeared in his mind. “The crux of this expedition lies in the word ‘cí’.” (Translator’s Note: This word means magnet in Chinese.)
The spell formation that protected Mount Hanfeng was evidently formed from the Primordial Magnet Power. According to what Li Yuanfang knew, the formation casted by the Zang Turtles combined the elements of Earth and Water. He never heard of them using the Primordial Magnet Power before.