Chapter 94: An inheritance from the immemorial times
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
The sword’s aura was as black as ink and harbored an endless air of murder and death.
Facing this sword, Lin Feng felt as though he was facing a mountain of corpses and a sea of blood.
He looked in the direction the sword aura came from and saw a well-built, middle-aged man wearing heavy armor quietly standing at the very front of the Divine Martial Army battle formation. It was like he was the sharpest point, with the heaviest bloodlust at the tip of the sword, he brimmed with an unrivaled aura of power.
“General Xie?”. Lin Feng’s forehead slightly wrinkled. In the blink of an eye, the 24 Heaven Arhat Formation was already laid down. Buddhist light and chanting commenced, with Lin Feng well protected in the middle of the formation.
Without any hesitation, the three fire arhats rose up above him. Acalanātha’s Buddhist body appeared in the boundless sea of fire, releasing a beam of the Acalanātha Inferno that intercepted the pitch-black sword aura in mid path.
The milky-white little ember appeared weak, but it destroyed all in its path. In an instant, it burned the pitch-black sword aura to a crisp.
The sword aura may have disappeared, but the thick killing intent and air of death lingered, turning into rolling black smoke that swirled in front of Lin Feng.
General Xie, who stood at the front of the army battle formation didn’t even move, he only slightly raised his eyebrow: “Acalanātha Inferno? Śarīras? A damned monk of the Great Thunderclap Temple?”.
He asked three questions in succession, but not waiting for Lin Feng to respond, General Xie’s face suddenly revealed a smile: “Then you have to die too.”.
While speaking, General Xie suddenly took a step forward almost instantaneously, he vanished on the spot.
The highest level of alert went off in Lin Feng’s heart and all of his hairs stood on end.
Behind him, a pitch-black sword which possessed an aura as thin as an awn silently drilled into the Buddhist light formation. It moved freely in the golden light haze like a swimming fish, rapidly piercing towards the center of Lin Feng’s back.
The sword aura may have been as small as a needlepoint or awn, but as long as it hit, it could completely destroy Lin Feng’s body and soul in an instant. There was no chance of surviving!
The Buddhist light may have been unable to block the sword aura, but it alerted Lin Feng that someone was attacking him from behind.
Lin Feng wanted to dodge using the Cloud Dragon Disappearing Technique, but he had a feeling that no matter how he dodged, the thin pitch-black sword aura would always be right behind him like a maggot attached to a bone, unable to be shaken off.
Under this sword, there was no road to Heaven and no door into the earth, all paths of survival had been sealed. One could only wait to die and receive this attack.
The sword art passed down by the Immemorial God Slayer Sect, the Heaven Defying Sword of Fatality!
Between the Heaven and Earth there was always a ray of hope. The number of the great openings was 49 and was dynamic due to lacking one.
But the Immemorial God Slayer Sect’s sword technique forcibly went against the heavens, annihilating all life and cutting off the ray of hope. It was a sword of absolute death, thus its name the Heaven Defying Sword of Fatality!
Lin Feng tightly knit his brow, he was startled but not flustered. The Acalanātha’s Buddhist body in the sea of fire in the air above his head shouted: “Buddha is merciful, but sometimes he also shows wrath, releasing eternal flames of fury, eradicating all evil, burning everything and all!”.
With this shout, the milky-white Acalanātha Inferno shot out from the vertical eye at the center of the Acalanātha’s Buddhist body, turning into a hazy rain of fire and completely shrouding Lin Feng.
Lin Feng’s body stopped abruptly. The pitch-black sword aura had already caught up and stabbed right at the center of his back, but it was blocked by the Acalanātha Inferno around Lin Feng’s body.
Lin Feng snorted: “I’ve got you now.”. The Acalanātha Inferno originally blocking his entire body like a shield rapidly gathered at the center of his back, going all-out against General Xie’s Heaven Defying Sword of Fatality.
After coming in contact with the milky-white ember, the pitch-black sword aura burst open and turned into a cloud of torrential black sword energy that shot towards Lin Feng.
The boundless sea of sword energy seemed to want to drown Lin Feng and then completely shred him.
The Acalanātha Inferno stopped his attack, but Lin Feng was unable to relax in his heart and his sense of danger instead became increasingly stronger.
General Xie’s figure slowly rose up from the sea of endless sword energy. He walked towards Lin Feng step by step, with a monstrous killing intent that virtually froze Lin Feng.
“So it’s just a little Qi Cultivation stage and who obtained Buddhist Śarīrass by luck and refined them into magic items.”. General Xie said with a calm expression: “Okay then, now, praise me or else I will kill you.”.
Lin Feng twisted his eyebrows: “Praise you, is there something wrong in your head?”.
“Of course not.”. General Xie said seriously: “I cultivate the ancient path of murder, only slaughter can increase my cultivation level, so I constantly kill people. I’ve killed too many people, killing to the point where I’ve become numb, lost and tired of it.”.
“Only by obtaining the praise of others after I kill people do I feel like killing has regained meaning again. So, now, praise me!”.
Lin Feng grinned: “So there really is something wrong with your head, taking you too seriously was my mistake.”.
General Xie shook his head: “Are you not willing? Then you can die now.”.
Before his voice had died away, the sword at General Xie’s waist was finally unsheathed and stabbed straight towards Lin Feng.
The limitless black sword energy in the air all disappeared at this instant. All of it gathered on General Xie’s sword and stabbed towards the center of Lin Feng’s brow.
At this moment in front of Lin Feng’s eyes, the tiny tip of the sword filled his entire vision, becoming nearly infinitely big.
In that moment, the sword tip the size of a grain of rice was the entire world. Nothing else could remain, only this sword.
No path to retreat, nowhere to run!
Lin Feng laughed. In the first place, the Acalanātha Inferno was an offensive ability, using it to defend oneself was a complete waste. Facing General Xie’s sword, Lin Feng decided to give up on defending himself and all of the Acalanātha Inferno went to attack General Xie.
General Xie completely ignored it and only focused on stabbing straight towards the center of Lin Feng’s brow.
Even if he was killed by the Acalanātha Inferno he had to first kill Lin Feng!
The path of absolute death was one of pure offense, not leaving a way out for the enemy nor himself. It’s either the enemy’s death or one’s own, that was the Heaven Defying Sword of Fatality!
Going against the heavens, severing all chances of survival!
Lin Feng’s expression finally changed. He could clearly judge that compared to his Acalanātha Inferno, General Xie’s sword was faster.
If they went head-on against each other, the result would definitely be him having a hole poked in him first by this Heaven Defying Sword of Fatality.
In the critical moment, Lin Feng was instead even calmer. His mind communicated with the 24 Heaven Arhat Formation and at the same time, his mana instantly converted from the Art of Acalanātha to the Kṣitigarbha Sutra.
The 24 Śarīrass forming the formation were all the spiritual remains of the eminent monks of the Great Thunderclap Temple. In life, three of the great Buddhist cultivators practiced the Art of Acalanātha, so Lin Feng unleashed the Acalanātha Inferno with this three Śarīrass as the core.
Now under the trigger of Lin Feng’s Kṣitigarbha Sutra mana, one Arhat light figure amongst the 24 Arhat light figures instantly reacted.
The other 23 Arhat light figures simultaneously chanted a Buddhist prayer. They all turned into golden Buddhist light and rushed towards that arhat light figure, fusing into his body.
This golden arhat’s entire body shined brightly. The light was not glaring and was as yellowish and heavy as the earth.
The golden arhat’s appearance gradually changed, turning into the appearance of a bodhisattva holding a jewel in the left hand, carrying a staff in the right and sitting on a lotus.
The Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva form!
“If the hells are not empty I will not become a Buddha. Only when all living beings have been saved, will I attain Bodhi.”.
The distant Buddhist chanting seemed to come from the horizon, but also seemed to come from the nine hells.
The Kṣitigarbha form combined together as one with Lin Feng’s body, turning into a gilded Buddhist body.
The Kṣitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour!
Lin Feng had just formed the Kṣitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour and saw that the tip of General Xie’s sword was only three inches away from the center of his brow. His killing intent was monstrous and the cold air from the sword froze Lin Feng’s entire body. He was unable to move and the situation was extremely dangerous.
“Clang!”. With a crisp ring, General Xie’s sword had already touched the center of Lin Feng’s brow. But it was unable to pierce through and was stubbornly withstood by Lin Feng’s Kṣitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour.
Even though Lin Feng felt a stinging pain at the center of his brow and the powerful force made his brain virtually a jumbled mess, but against General Xie’s sword of absolute death, Lin Feng defended against it using the Kṣitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour.
The course of the entire event was a close call!
Not succeeding with one attack, General Xie’s figure turned into a complete blur, going around Lin Feng’s body he instantly stabbed out hundreds of thousands of times. All of the vital points on Lin Feng’s body were repeatedly stabbed by General Xie.
As the world famous top-tier defensive ability of the Great Thunderclap Temple of the past, it withstood the test, taking on General Xie’s thousand sword assassination and not breaking.
“Besides the Acalanātha Inferno, he also has the Kṣitigarbha Golden-Plated Armour?”. General Xie wrinkled his brow. He suddenly sheathed his sword and retreated. His body flickered and he had actually already fallen back to the front of the army battle formation.
Lin Feng did not relax and instead became even more vigilant. This bloodthirsty lunatic in front definitely wouldn’t do something like retreating in the face of difficulty. Abnormal behavior often meant a fiercer and more brutal wave of attacks.
Landing in front of the army formation, General Xie raised his sword. His entire being combined together with the mana of the 3000 Divine Martial Army cultivators. The monstrous killing intent skyrocketed and virtually swept over the entire area.
Seeing this scene, some information about the Divine Martial Army suddenly flashed by in Lin Feng’s head.
“Crap, it’s the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation!”