Chapter 925: Treating You as if You Are Thin Air
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“Sixth Junior.” Wang Lin turned to Li Yuanfang, who nodded his head and handed the squarish Primordial Magnet Power Ore over to Wang Lin.
Once the Primordial Magnet Power Ore appeared, it caused entire Steel Polarity Mine to tremble violently.
A ferocious Primordial Magnet Power seemed to have taken a solid shape as it twisted the space where Wang Lin and the rest were.
Wang Lin’s expression did not change. He looked calmly at everything and suddenly, a huge door appeared above his head. The door was half-black and half-white. On its left side, it was black as ink and shadows flashed over it, resembling the changes of creation. It was well-organized and neat and filled with a helpless longing. It was ancient and eternal.
The other half of the door was white like jade. Carvings on top of it transformed ceaselessly as it appeared messy and without order. However, it brimmed with an unbridled possibility, filling everyone’s heart with hope.
It was the second of Wang Lin’s Four Appearances Boundary Spell, the Ancient and Modern World.
When the Ancient and Modern World Gate opened, it shut itself immediately. Time appeared flow backwards as a mystical power enveloped the Primordial Magnet Power. The surrounding Primordial Magnet Power eventually quietened down.
At the same time, a powerful attraction came from the depth of the mine as it held onto the Primordial Magnet Power Ore. The ore began to tremble violently as if it possessed a life of its own and wanted to return to its true home.
With the help of this power, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest confirmed their directions. With the ore as their compass, they ventured deep into the mine.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao concealed their mana and the two of them appeared to be ordinary mortals. In this situation, the few Choucheng who viewed the place as their home came out and encircled them.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao did not do anything. They looked at the few Choucheng, who were at best in their Demonic Commander stage, and went their way.
Li Yuanfang, Luo Qingwu and the other disciples were responsible for taking care of these Choucheng. This was a form of training for them too. Yang Qing did not do anything too. All he did was to quietly observe the situation and help them out when needed.
Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu carelessly waved their hands and let the junior disciples take care of them.
They battled as they walked. As they walked, Wang Lin took out another object. It was a simple-looking Luopan (Translator’s Note: A Luopan is a compass that Chinese Feng Shui practitioners use to determine the placement of objects next to each other). There was no angle or markers on the Luopan, but just a needle that jumped about consistently.
This Luopan was formed when the Celestial Sect of Wonders obtained an Anti-Polarity Mystic Rock from its own Steel Polarity Mine. After cultivation, it became a treasure. Not only could it point out directions in the mine, it could also warn users of impending threats from far away.
The needle of the Luopan would point to entities within the Primordial Magnet Power that wasn’t part of it and currently being suppressed by it.
When the needle stabilized, it would mean that the entity/person is approaching.
When Wang Lin cultivated the Luo Pan, he inserted Shi Tianhao’s and the others’ mana into it. In this situation, the needle of the Luopan would not be affected. It would point out the location of non-Celestial Sect personnel in the Steel Polarity Mine.
Furthermore, the beauty of this device lay in the fact that it would not be affected by the Choucheng. While the Choucheng resided in the mine, they were not fully adapted to it like fish to water. However, they would not feel pressure from the Primordial Magnet Power. Hence, the Luopan would not point to them but only true outsiders.
Wang Lin walked ahead with the Luopan and the Primordial Magnet Power Ore. Suddenly, he saw the needle of the Luopan, which was firmly fixed in the direction behind them, swing about violently in circles. It was if it was unable to pinpoint a particular location.
“Eh?” Just as Wang Lin looked down at it curiously, the needle stopped turning. While it continued to tremble, its direction stabilized.
However, it pointed ahead now.
Wang Lin exchanged a gaze with Shi Tianhao and said, “Someone else came before us? No wonder the mastery of the Choucheng here is so low. All the powerful Choucheng went to take care of whoever it is ahead of us.”
As they walked to the interior of the mine, the scene before them changed. It was as if the entire mine had come alive as it shook non-stop.
Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company felt as if they had entered the stomach of a giant beast.
Furthermore, the Primordial Magnet Power began to spike violently as the shapeless Primordial Magnet Power turned into terrifying rays of light. Firing everywhere, they sought to surround and exterminate the members of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao did not dare to hold back anymore. Both of them summoned their mana to block off the powerful magnetic light.
Li Yuanfang looked in all four directions and said, “This is a spell formation. In the center of the mine there is a powerful leader who use his unique spell formation, coupled with the power of the Steel Polarity Mine, to defeat intruders.”
As he said that, Li Yuanfang closed his eyes and purple light shone around his body. They turned into mystical runes that congregated on his head.
These runes arranged themselves in a unique way and turned into a small, but exquisite, spell formation.
The spell formation turned into a circle and resembled a mirror. The light from the runes glowed brighter and brighter and then congregated together, like a ray of light shooting out from the mirrors. Then, it shot forth in all directions in the mine.
This was the second spell formation power Li Yuanfang had created after he cultivated the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams, the Dongzhen Treasure Mirror Spell Formation. It was a special attack that allowed him to assess the spells of other people.
With Li Yuanfang’s current mastery, he was unable to look through all sorts of spells. However, it was enough for him to look through the spell formation before him.
In reality, Li Yuanfang did not even need the Dongzhen Treasure Mirror Spell Formation much nowadays. He was able to determine the secrets of a spell formation by just looking at it. This was how he broke through the Jade Water Magnetic Light Formation of Mount Hanfeng.
Right now, he used the Dongzhen Treasure Mirror Spell Formation because not only was the mastery of the formation-caster strong, the Primordial Magnet Power also affected his supernatural awareness.
With a tiny bit of effort, Li Yuanfang opened his eyes. His two pupils flashed with light and numerous runes appeared in his pupils.
“The spell formation has 6784 formation patterns and is likely made with ancient spells. Using Heluo’s Law to calculate it is the simplest…”
“53 formation patterns form one group, three groups form one dayan (Translator’s Note: Dayan is an ancient Chinese mathematical term found in the Book of Changes. Till date, no one knows what it means.)”
“Derivative is done and now I shall supplement. Add 1408 formation patterns to the foundation.”
“After adding, there is 8192 formation patterns. In the shape of the Eight Trigrams, open!”
Li Yuanfang’s hands ceaselessly performed gestures as countless amount of formation patterns left his fingertips. They congregated in mid-air to form a huge Eight Trigram.
After the Eight Trigrams took shape, Li Yuanfang slowly tapped its center with his right hand. The Eight Trigram spell formation then fell on top of the Primordial Magnet Power Ore in Wang Lin’s hand.
An Image of the Eight Trigram appeared on the Primordial Magnet Steel Ore as if it had been there since the very start.
This was a spell formation that Li Yuanfang came up with after he cultivated the Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams, the Xuanshu Inverse Eight Trigram Mystic Formation!
Wang Lin nodded his head. Like Zhu Yi, he knew his Sixth Junior’s methods well.
While the Steel Polarity Mine continued to tremble violently around everyone, with Li Yuanfang’s Xuanshu Inverse Eight Trigram Mystic Formation and the Primordial Magnet Power Ore, the power that invoked the Primordial Magnet Power of the mine was no longer able to hurt them.
Everyone continued walking forward and suddenly, a scene filled their eyes. It was a great mining pit. In the mining pit, a group of people were resisting against the Primordial Magnet Power.
Shi Tianhao looked at the group ahead and an odd expression befell upon his face. “Oh, we know them.”
One of the person before them was Prince Yanliang of the Great Zhou Empire, Liang Fu, who went to the Kunlun Mountains for negotiations.
Next to Liang Fu, there was a Daoist in white robes. He had white hair but a youthful appearance and brimmed with a holy aura. White clouds surrounded his body. It was one of the Immortal Soul Envoy of the Great Zhou Empire whom they had seen before during the hunt for the Secret Manual of Kun Peng in the North Polar Sea, the Cheng Yun Holy Man Li Yao.
Along with them were some Nascent Soul stage and Aurous Core stage cultivators of the Great Zhou Empire. All of them were fully occupied by the Primordial Magnet Power.
Liang Fu appeared to be doing fine as he bore the brunt of the attack. Li Yao’s expression was serious but he did not appear to be under much pressure.
The cultivators under them, based on their aura and their appearances, were all from the Great Zhou Empire’s Divine Martial Army.
These cultivators laid the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation and immediately, their quality overpowered the quantity of their foes. That was not even the full extent of their powers. No wonder Liang Fu and company dared to compete with the Choucheng for the most advantageous spot.
However, looking at Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest, Liang Fu’s and Li Yao’s expressions did not change. Their gaze flashed, indicating the worry in their hearts.
Regardless, the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Great Zhou Empire did not get along well. During the Scramble for the Ying Sea, both sides battled intensely. In the following Ant-Celestial Sect War, while the Great Zhou Empire did not directly attack Mount Yujing, they still took part in it and was forced to cede reparations after the war.
This was still because Lin Feng’s own grand-disciple, Zhou Yuncong, was captured by the Golden Cicada. Hence, Lin Feng left for the Barren Expanses right after the Battle of Mount Shu. If not, even if he did not stop the Great Zhou Empire, the other powers, including the Great Qin Empire, may take actions against the Great Zhou.
Liang Fu and Li Yao were clear on the quality of Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest.
Looking at Liang Fu and the other Great Zhou cultivators, the Celestial Sect of Wonders were shocked. However, they quickly understood that the Great Zhou Empire was here for the Polarity Steel too.
The Polarity Steel was something that the Great Zhou Empire needed urgently. Hence, they tried all sorts of methods to obtain it. The Polarity Steel Mine of the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ Celestial Wonder World was much coveted by the Great Zhou Empire.
During the Anti-Celestial Sect War, when the Celestial Sect of Wonders left the Celestial Wonder World, some Great Zhou cultivators proposed that they should not even occupy the Celestial Wonder World before extracting the Steel Polarity Mine clean.
However, Lin Feng returned too quickly and hence, the Anti-Celestial Sect War was short-lived. Before the Great Zhou Empire could even mine the Steel Polarity Mine of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, they were chased out.
Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest harbored no goodwill towards Liang Fu and the rest. However, they decided not to waste time on them.
Hence, the Celestial Sect of Wonders treated them like thin air and continued on their path deep into the mine that went through the mining pit.
Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest were no longer scared of the spell formation. Their target was in the direction the Primordial Magnet Power Ore pointed them to. The Choucheng were evidently agitated and they descended quickly as they tried to stop them.