Chapter 939: Who Is More Ferocious
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As the Lu Yuan Grand Sage lunged, he extended his two humongous palms as if he was going to pick the stars and the moon from the heaven itself. Simultaneously, he made a grab for both Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao with his left and right hands.
He was naturally inclined to battle and while he believed in improving his own skills through battling against others. While he was arrogant, he had a certain knack for spotting worthy foes too.
When he was still active in the Barren Expanses, he challenged many of the Ten Demonic Saints, including the Golden Roc Grand Sage and the Purple Sea Dragon King. The only one he did not dare provoke was the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage.
Other than that, he had battled with other Undying Demon Soul Third Level demons and even Immortal Soul Third Level human cultivators. Every opponent he chose was just slightly better than him. After all, he sought self-improvement, not suicide.
Frenzy and cunning were the two traits of the Lu Yuan Grand Sage.
For someone like him, who was detested by all, a big reason why he was still alive was because of his ability to read others.
Hence, while he saw that Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were both more powerful than others of their level, he ignored that fact and still chose to take both of them on at the same time.
Wang Lin frowned slightly and the River of Forgetfulness appeared once more. The black Narakade Bridge (Translator’s Note: The Narakade Bridge is a bridge in Chinese Hell that led souls over the River of Forgetfulness and towards reincarnation). Wang Lin stepped onto the Narakade Bridge. At the same time, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage grabbed the Narakade Bridge too.
He squeezed it tightly in his hands as if he wanted to crush it. A cold look appeared in Wang Lin’s eyes as the Yama Imperial Pavilion from the palace of Hell itself, above his head. The horrifying power that it emitted smashed directly on the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s head.
Who knew that the Lu Yuan Grand Sage laughed coldly, “Just now, it was nothing more than an avatar or mine. Now that I’m here, do you b*stards think you can do the same?”
The circular diagram on his forehead began to flash like a round mirror. A bright white began to shine on the mirror.
From the white light, an ink-black pavilion appeared too. The powerful energy that it emitted was filled with the unique aura that seemed to come from Hell itself.
It was Wang Lin’s attack, the Yama Imperial Pavilion!
Regardless of size, shape, strength or mastery, it was exactly the same as Wang Lin’s own Yama Imperial Pavilion!
The two pitch-black Yama Imperial Pavilions clashed together as an aura of death began to spread. The very sky and earth before them appeared to be tearing apart!
Wang Lin’s pupils dilated. “It is a real Yama Imperial Pavilion….”
The Demonic Door above his head opened and the Real and Illusory World began to kick into effect as it sought to identify what was false and what was real. The Lu Yuan Grand Sage looked at it and laughed coldly, “Don’t compare my Ten Thousand Mirror Appearances to the trickery of the oysters and the foxes.”
As he laughed coldly, a similar white light shone in the mirror above his head. At the same time, it reflected and shot out a half-white, half-black door!
The left half of the door was black as ink and on it, one could see intricate carvings twisting on it crazily. The left half of the door felt ridiculous and fake. However, the right half of the door was white as jade. The carvings on the door were simplistic but not crude. It felt simple, down-to-earth and real.
The door suddenly slammed open behind it was a world where the ridiculously-false and yet, real at the same time, appeared. It was Wang Lin’s Real and Illusory World!
This time, not only did the Lu Yuan Grand Sage copied the Yama Imperial Pavilion, he imitated the Real and Illusory World perfectly too.
However, Wang Lin relaxed. His expression became calm and neutral and his face was simple and pure. It did not contain any desire to kill. After he revealed the Real and Illusory World, he used his Ancient and Modern World as he inversed the flow of time.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage did the same thing. He too reflected the Ancient and Modern World and aimed it straight at Wang Lin.
After they exchanged a few blows, Wang Lin started to understand. “The Daoist principle is similar to Mr Miao Shihao’s Ray Reflecting Mirror. However, because the Lu Yuan’s mastery is much higher, he is able to reflect and produce a more powerful attack.”
“Compared to the Ten Thousand Mantra Ape’s Ten Thousand Transformations or the Primordial Age’s Dark Emperor’s Dark Shadow Ancient Mirror, each has their pros and cons.”
The Ten Thousand Mantra Ape’s Ten Thousand Transformations was the best example of a tribe with transformative and imitative powers. Using his cultivation and concentration, he could transform perfectly into another demon. When he transformed into another demon, he was no mere imitation. In terms of mana, Unique Gift, demonic aura, he was completely identical.
Furthermore, because of his own cultivation level and mastery, he may be even more powerful than the demon he transformed into.
Of course, there were limitations to the Ten Thousand Mantra Ape’s transformations. For example, he could only turn into other demons and not humans.
On the other hand, the Dark Emperor’s Dark Shadow Ancient Mirror was a duplicate. He robbed his opponent of his spells and mantras. However, there were many limitations too, with one of them being that it was just a mere, imperfect duplicate.
The power of the duplicate would always be equivalent to the one of the original. Those who cultivated the Dark Shadow Ancient Mirror were unable to increase the power of the spells and mantras they copied.
Other than that, there were other restrictions too.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s Ten Thousand Mirror Appearances and Miao Shihao’s Ray Reflecting Mirror were both reflecting spells. Regardless of the foe’s spells, mana and power level, they could both reflect an identical spell.
However, this was only a temporary attack instead and, it was completely identical to the opponent’s attack. It did not mean that the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and Miao Shihao could cultivate the use the attack afterwards.
Hence, because of the limitation of the spell, it was related to its user’s mastery.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage was able to use his Heaven-Carrying Ants avatar to use this spell but its power was limited due to the limitations of his avatar. While he was able to successfully reflect Wang Lin’s River of Forgetfulness, its powers soon reached a limit. Then, he could only watch helplessly as his River of Forgetfulness was devoured by Wang Lin’s.
However, standing before Wang Lin right now was an Undying Demon Soul Third Level demon whose powers were stronger than his. Hence, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage would not make the same mistake here.
This was also another reason why the Lu Yuan Grand Sage picked his opponents carefully. If his opponent was more powerful than him, then his Ten Thousand Mirror Appearances would be useless.
However, against enemies weaker or equal to him, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage could truly demonstrate his powers.
Not only could he make it impossible for his opponent to do anything, but because the Ten Thousand Mirror Appearances had no limit on how many times it could be used, he could escape even from encirclements of demons of the same level as him. While everyone hated him, he was still able to live carefreely.
Shi Tianhao quickly saw through the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s move. His eyes flashed as he did not rush to attack. Instead, he clenched a fist with his right hands and said, “Uni-!”
The power of space began to spread as it filled his surroundings. Immediately, it enveloped the entire battleground as it sought to trap the Lu Yuan Grand Sage.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage did not panic. The mirror on his forehead shone and a power that was identical to Shi Tianhao’s ‘Uni’-Word Mantra began to activate. The void started twisting immediately and the two, separate vast powers of space began to clash. The entire Outer Realm felt like a Chinese scroll painting that was being rolled up.
At the same time, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage shot the Yama Imperial Pavilion out once more as it crashed with Wang Lin’s.
Shi Tianhao nodded his head and said, “Indeed, he can reflect more than one type of spell. However…”
He roared and the burning hot aura above his head appeared to have solidified. The pores on his body started to jump like stars in the universe.
In then next instant, Shi Tianhao rushed before the Lu Yuan Grand Sage as a powerful, almost manic energy began to burst forth from him. It was akin to the explosion of a mini universe.
“Your move can only reflect spells, but not physical martial arts, right?”
Shi Tianhao punched out. It destroyed the void where it touched and then went straight for the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s head.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage roared and his entire body grew in size. Soon, he became as tall as the heaven itself. It was his true form.
In this true form, he lifted his enormous palm and slammed it down on Shi Tianhao
“Boom!” While the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s body trembled, Shi Tianhao was knocked back.
“My Ten Thousand Mirror Appearances can indeed reflect spells only, but do you think you can beat me with your physical strength?” The Lu Yuan Grand Sage laughed crazily. “While my own strength cannot compare to a Heaven-Carrying Ant in the same stage, but it is still considered one of the best amongst demons. As a mere human, do you really want to compete with me in terms of strength? Go home and drink more milk first!”
He leered at Shi Tianhao and smiled cruelly, “However, looking at you, while you are only in your Immortal Soul First Level, you already possess such physical strength. That is something rare for me. The monks of the Great Thunderclap Temple who formed their Golden Form may not even be able to beat you.”
“I’m completely not interested in the other guy now. You, little human b*stard, however, caught my interest. If I eat you, you will surely be tasty but tiny.”
Shi Tianhao looked at the Lu Yuan Grand Sage. He was not angered but instead, he nodded his head and said, “Legend has it that the Lu Yuans are able to stomp through entire mountains, which is a testament to your physical strength. Looking at you today, it is indeed true.”
While he was beaten back by the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, Shi Tianhao did not appear panicky. Instead, he smiled radiantly.
As he smiled with his pearly-white teeth, he gave off an odd feel that struck panic in others’ hearts.
It was as if a hungry, primordial beast had just spotted its prey.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage looked at his expression was dumbfounded too. “What does this mean? This guy…. Why does he look like a demon more than me?”
“Did I see incorrectly? Perhaps he is a demon in human form? That’s not possible. No matter how I look at him, he is a little human b*stard.”
Shi Tianhao drew out his Stone Sword slowly and the humongous Kun Peng Pavilion appeared above his head. However, it turned into a black pillar of light and shot straight into Shi Tianhao’s body before disappearing.
He stretched and did a bit of warm-up before looking at the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and bared his teeth in a smile while saying, “The honorable, handsome, wise and divinely martial Shi Tianhao now has no interest in the Yellow Heaven Bell and the ants.”
“However, you, tiger-headed monkey appears tasty to me. Eh, you aren’t small too. I can munch on you for quite some time.”