Chapter 927: Genii Are Full of Problems
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Han Yang, Huang Zhenting and Zhuge Waniqu attacked at the front while Li Yuanfang activated the Eight Gate Star-Stabilizing Formation, derived from the River Abode’s Eight Trigrams Xuanshu Dao Mantra.
Light shone as a huge Eight Trigrams image appeared in the center of the Choucheng. As the light flashed, a powerful energy was emitted by the formation and every single Choucheng was suppressed by it.
Demonic General stage Choucheng were immobilized by it and while they were still conscious, they could not move a single hair on their bodies. Their entire body appeared to have been frozen over.
Demonic Commander stage Choucheng could continue to move, but their actions were evidently slowed, together with their speed and reaction time.
Han Yang chuckled and used another of his Seven Swords of the Northern Qi. The Demonic Commander Choucheng that he had injured at first was killed.
That particular Choucheng bellowed in anger as rage swelled in his heart. However, he could only watch helplessly as Han Yang, who was only in his Foundation Establishment stage, stab him through the head.
Tan Yunqing did not slacken. After the Eight Gate Star-Stabilizing Formation, he used another powerful spell of the River Abode, the Termination Killing Formation, to support his fellow disciples.
However, this time, he did not use his mana to cast a spell formation. Instead, he threw out eight small flags which aligned themselves in the shape of the Eight Trigrams.
Unlike the Eight Gate Star-Stabilizing Formation, the Termination Killing Formation, true to its name, was a powerful spell formation that brimmed with destructive power. In a single instant, the power of the entire spell formation would burst forth. It was extremely deadly.
At the same time, the spell formation that Tan Yunqing cast himself would explode too, adding to its destructive prowess.
Tan Yunqing’s strategy was to intermingle offense with counterattacks to maximize its effects and obtain a firm victory.
After he cast his Eight Gate Star-Stabilizing Formation, as long as Han Yang used his Six Swords of the Southern Dipper to attack, in conjunction with Zhuge Wanqiu’s Thunder Pool Charm and her Spell of Geography from the Eight Spells of the Heavens and Earth, they would be able to completely trap this group of Choucheng.
Then, with Tan Yunqing’s Termination Killing Formation and Huang Zhenting’s special attack, the Tempest over the Nine Provinces, the Choucheng that were trapped by Han Yang, Zhuge Wanqiu and the Eight Gates Star-Stabilizing Formation could only await their death.
While it was tiring to cast this formation, the formation was one of the most powerful spells of its tier.
At the same time, Huang Zhenting’s Tempest over the Nine Provinces, according to what Tan Yunqing knew, was a spell he derived after he cultivated the sect’s Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. Its powers were much-anticipated.
Combining the Termination Killing Formation and the Tempest over the Nine Provinces, every single Choucheng there would be destroyed.
As Tan Yunqing strategized this in his heart, he mentally played it out and then communicated his plan to the rest.
“Too slow.” When Han Yang heard it, however, he laughed slightly and his steps did not slow. He continued to attack a Demonic Commander stage Choucheng with his Seven Swords of the Northern Dipper.
Looking at the situation, Tan Yunqing arched his eyebrows and said, “Han Yang!”
Han Yang did not reply. He was already battling with the Demonic Commander stage Choucheng.
At the same time, Huang Zhenting roared. From a defensive posture, he took up an offensive one and lunged forward. Terrifying amount of electricity crackled and shot out from his body as he rushed towards the Choucheng that was trying to avoid Han Yang’s sword Qi. He smashed the head of the Choucheng!
The Demonic Commander Choucheng roared in pain. Blood spurted out from his ears, mouth and nose!
He lunged in frenzy towards Huang Zhenting as the third eye in his forehead shone with light. Another ray of Primordial Magnet Treasure Light shot out towards Huang Zhenting.
Zhuge Wanqiu approved of Tan Yunqing’s plan. However, when he saw Han Yang and Huang Zhenting rushed out, she sighed in her heart.
As someone who knew Huang Zhenting well, she prepared a jade ruler the moment she saw Huang Zhenting rushing forward. The jade ruler was an Aurous Core stage magic item. It turned into a ray of bright light and crashed heads-on with the Primordial Magnet Treasure Light.
After she helped Huang Zhenting to block off that attack, Zhuge Wanqiu’s Flying Thunder Jade Ruler joined in the attack. It completely destroyed the already-injured Demonic Commander stage Choucheng.
At that time, two remaining Demonic Commander stage Choucheng rushed towards Han Yang and Huang Zhenting in rage. They wanted to take this chance to kill them both.
“That’s what I’m looking for,” Han Yang said with a careless smile. However, a cold light dazzled in his eyes as his left hand became an odd sword gesture. His right hand slashed upwards, with his right index and middle fingers standing erect. In a low voice, he bellowed, “Destroy!”
As he bellowed, red light covered his fingernails. Then, black sword Qi with slivers of red light within shot out from his fingernails and turned into a huge net.
The two Demonic Commander stage Choucheng that were rushing at him ran straight into the net. Helplessly, they watched themselves crashed into the net made from sword Qi.
Both of them had formed their Demonic Cores and they were both strong in their own right. They sought to retreat but they realized that the black sword Qi net had already surrounded them. In the next moment, the sword Qi was going to obliterate them.
The two Choucheng roared in anger as magnetic light shone from their body. However, whenever the red light in the black sword Qi flashed pat, it would slice the magnetic light into smithereens!
Han Yang, as Luo Qingwu’s First Disciple, cultivated the most powerful mantra of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the First Chapter of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues, the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. From it, he came up with his own spell. The Destructive Sword Mantra and the Destructive Sword Heavenly Net!
The two Choucheng noticed that they were about to be sliced into pieces and bellowed in rage. Primordial Magnet Treasure Light continued to shoot out from their third eye as they sought to take Han Yang, Huang Zhenting and the rest together with them.
Huang Zhenting giggled and a treasure light covered his body. A black armor appeared. It was an Aurous Core stage item known as the Curse Cultivating Black Armor. It was able to increase Huang Zhenting’s aggressive abilities while protecting him too. It was a truly good tool for both offense and defense.
As he used the Curse Cultivating Black Armor, he took advantage of its defensive abilities and helped Han Yang to tank the deadly retaliatory attacks of the two Demonic Commander stage Choucheng.
Han Yang’s calculations were very precise. As long as Huang Zhenting helped him out here, his Destructive Sword Heavenly Net would be able to kill both Choucheng, rendering the final retaliatory blows of the two Choucheng to be nothing more than the barking of a dying dog.
When Chu Yang saw the Foundation Establishment stage Han Yang use that move, he was shocked as his heart trembled slightly as he thought, “This sword mantra is more powerful than the Celestial Sect’s own Seven Swords of the Northern Dipper. It is also way fiercer!”
“This brings the destructive and annihilating sword will to the next level. It concentrates the sword will and while it is still rather clumsy, it has a lot of potential. However, looking at the sword will alone, it is even more powerful than the Mount Shu’s Lixiong Sword!”
Chu Yang sighed and said, “This sword… appears to be derived from Senior Lin’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi!”
In the battle of Mount Yujing, when Lin Feng returned, his supernatural awareness communicated to the Grand Heavens Pavilion and realized that many of his allies were within the tiny world formed from their collective mana.
Hence, when he killed and captured Jie Luoshi and Xu Anda and then battled at Mount Shu, Lin Feng decided to do a live broadcast. Not only did it reassure his allies, it was also a morale booster for those fighting for them.
Chu Yang and the Ethereal Mountain Sect witnessed everything. They had deep impressions of Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi.
When he looked at Han Yang’s Destructive Sword Mantra, Chu Yang could see a bit of similarities.
In reality, Han Yang’s mantra was derived from his cultivation of his sect’s Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams along with the essence of Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi.
The physical spell body of Lin Feng in Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu smiled upon seeing this move. He thought, “He managed to get the fundamentals right. However, he still has quite some way to go.”
Luo Qingwu did not inherit Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi but this did not mean that she knew nothing of it. Everyday, she mentored Han Yang until he was able to come up with his own mantra, which is the Destructive Sword Mantra.
As his cultivation increased in the subsequent days, his understanding of the Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi deepened. He hoped to fully understand it one day and at the same time, he hoped to be able to better control his Destructive Sword Mantra.
Regardless whether it was Lin Feng of Luo Qingwu, they were both happy to see their disciples forge their own paths.
Lin Feng thought highly of him too. After all, his talent statistics achieved 32 points.
Furthermore, amongst his four values, one of them was a solid 10!
“Innate ability, 7. Intelligence, 10. Determination, 8. Fortune, 7,” Lin Feng shook his head and laughed. “This is one of my biggest takeaway from the third sect-opening ceremony.”
Of course, geniuses were normally full of problems. Other than Xiao Yan and the first-generation disciples, there was only one second-generation disciple with full marks for one trait, and that was Zhou Yuncong. Like Han Yang, he was a problem child too.
However, to say that he was a problem child, that may be slightly too harsh. But he was indeed controversial.
In the sect, many people in the sect disliked him, including Tan Yunqing, who was right next to him and frowning straight at him.
Tan Yunqing was calm and determined to succeed. He was harsh to both others and himself without a trace of warmth. At the same time, he was decisive and strong-willed when doing things, leaving no space for retreat for others.
At that point, he stared at Han Yang with a harsh look. “Han Yang, do you know that you placed yourself and Senior Huang in danger just now?”
Han Yang gently picked at his eyebrows and carelessly killed every single Demonic General stage Choucheng that fell into Destructive Sword Heavenly Net. Then, he replied, “Danger? I don’t think so. We should look at the end results. Aren’t both Senior Huang and I fine?”
Tan Yunqing said coldly, “According to the original plan, we could have killed these Choucheng more securely and with less risk.”
“You think my strategy is no good and hence, you don’t want to cooperate. That’s fair. If you plan is better, I’ll cooperate with you.”
“However, reality has shown that you are playing with fire!”
Han Yang smiled and said, “I admit, I didn’t follow your plan because I disliked it. It was too slow.” In the time he took to kill both Demonic Commander stage Choucheng, Tan Yunqing was still some time away from completing his Termination Killing Formation.
Of course, this time was not long to ordinary people. It was just a matter of seconds. However, to Han Yang and the rest, the formation may not even be complete till now.
“Since we need to settle it as soon as possible, why wait?” Han Yang smiled and said, “Furthermore, your Termination Killing Formation is taxing on your eight spell formation flags. Why waste them? There’s no need.”
“As for the danger…” Han Yang’s eyes flashed as he said calmly, “If I dare to do it, it means that I have confidence in myself. Where’s the danger in that?”