Chapter 943: The Nine Heavens Sword and the Cang Heaven Spell Blade
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
In this Outer Realm, there was only one entrance, which was through the Steel Polarity Mine. However, at this moment, another tear opened in the space within the Outer Realm and a second gateway appeared.
“The Outer Realm’s space is not stable to begin with. As we fight, we are creating too much disturbance for this space till the point that the order of space in this Outer Realm is ruined. Hence, another gateway appeared.” As Shi Tianhao thought, he understood its implications. “However, I wonder where does the new gateway lead to?”
He swept his surroundings with his gaze and discovered unintentionally that Chu Yang’s gaze too was in the direction of the new gateway. He was shocked as he thought, “Strange, it is normal for Third Senior and I to discover it. However, how did he find out? Even Fifth Senior has yet to discover it.”
While he felt odd, at this moment, Shi Tianhao had no time to overthink. He immediately warned Yang Qing and the rest telepathically.
Wang Lin and he too made mental preparations in case new enemies entered the Outer Realm through the new gateway.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage, the Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage did the same. As they fought ceaselessly against Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao, they too devoted a bit of their attention to this new development.
The hearts of the many powerful cultivators and demons tremored slightly. They felt that someone had entered through the new gateway. After the newcomer came into contact with their supernatural awareness, he quickly hid himself.
The few of them were slightly apprehensive. Not only was there a newcomer, his mastery level was quite high as well.
While there was considerable distance between them, he had to be powerful to avoid detection by Wang Lin’s and Shi Tianhao’s supernatural awareness, just like how Wang Lin and Shi Tianaho themselves avoided detection by the Lu Yuan Grand Sage too.
“And there’s more than one…” The Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s face turned black as his hatred for the Celestial Sect of Wonders increased. Here, he had been working hard without any interference on his ‘project’. Just as he was about to succeed, so many people came to stir up trouble for him.
Chu Yang, like the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, was not in a good mood too. He only could feel the sword shadow in his soul trembling more and more ceaselessly.
He had only encountered something like this once before. That was when he and the other Ethereal Mountain Sect disciples were in the Grand Heavens Pavilion on top of Mount Yujing during the Anti-Celestial Sect War.
Afterwards, Chu Yang guessed that it was because of the many powerful cultivators and magic items present there, such as Shao Dongtian of the East Heaven’s Gate and Mahayana level Xuan Heaven Seal.
However, he did not know whether it was because Shao Dongtian’s cultivation of the teachings of Heaven’s Gate was incomplete, or whether it was because the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ Grand Heavens Pavilion which separated them triggered a vibration that he felt was not as strong. Of course, it could be a combination of both factors.
However, at this moment, Chu Yang felt the sword shadow in his soul crying out and shaking non-stop agitatedly and frantically, as if it was begging for something. Yet, at the same time, it appeared wary too.
He waved his longsword and a cold, ancient sword radiance shot out from it, severely injuring one of the Demonic Lord stage Heaven-Carrying Ant. That was one of the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique, the East Cang Heaven Sword.
However, the moment Chu Yang used that move, he could feel the sensation in his heart growing stronger and stronger as the sword shadow trembled even more violently.
Chu Yang frowned and decided to not use the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique anymore. Instead, he used his Blood River Divine Sword to battle against the Heaven-Carrying Ants.
At this moment, the skies far away opened and a human figure stepped out.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao discovered his existence immediately. When they looked over, they realized that it was a handsome, middle-aged man. His moustache fell gently by the side of his cheeks and he had a long, willowy beard too. He wore a high crown on his head and his clothes appeared magnificent and ancient.
In his hand, he wielded a broad longsword. On the body of his sword, there were many ancient runes. The entire sword was light gold and from it, one could feel a powerful sword will. The sword Qi that it gave off steamed into the heavens, shaking all creations as if it wanted to slice everything.
However, after they looked at the middle-aged man for a while, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, the Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage all frowned and thought, “A Mahayana level magic treasure?”
The man was the sword spirit on the longsword that he wielded in his hands.
Wang Lin’s gaze flashed as he said, “This sword will is extremely similar to Chu Yang’s Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique…. Indeed, it is the Cang Heaven Spell Blade!”
It was the Mahayana level Cang Heaven Spell Blade, one of the Nine Treasures of Heaven’s Gate
In the last year of the Antiquity Age, after experiencing two world-level catastrophically destructive wars, the Heaven’s Gate was destroyed and many of its treasures were stolen. Many of the Nine Treasures of Heaven’s Gate were destroyed and ruined, only the Cang Heaven Spell Blade of the East and the Zhu Heaven Pagoda of the South-West were not damaged.
The Zhu Heaven Pagoda of the South-West later fell into Shao Dongtian’s hands and turned into the East Heaven’s Gate abode. However, the Cang Heaven Spell Blade of the East disappeared without a trace. There had been no news of it all this while.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao never expected to meet the Cang Heaven Spell Blade in this Outer Realm.
Shi Tianhao thought, “No wonder Chu Yang can feel his existence too. However, I don’t think it’s only because of his cultivation. He may be keeping some other secret too.”
Chu Yang took in a deep breath and calmed himself totally. While he inherited the teaching of the Heaven’s Gate Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique, as well as the treasures of the Heaven’s Gate, his heart felt heavy as he stared at the Cang Heaven Spell Blade.
He himself knew that the reason the Cang Heaven Spell Blade revealed himself in spite of many powerful cultivators and demons was because of him!
In other words, he was coming for the Nine Heavens Sword Sword Shadow in his soul!
Other than the Great Heavenly Wheels of Heaven’s Gate, its second Destiny-level magic treasure was the Nine Heavens Sword. However, before they finished cultivating the Nine Heavens Sword, Heaven’s Gate was destroyed.
Unlike the Immortal Dragon City or the Life and Death Book, both of which were Destiny-level magic treasure that were half-completed, the Nine Heavens Sword was not even half-completed.
However, then, the Heaven’s Gate already took the first step to success. They managed to come up with a concrete plan and by getting many people to help them, they were able to form a sword shadow first.
With the sword shadow as its basis, it was able to make even more types of treasure. Then, they were not far from forming the actual physical form of the sword, which meant that success was only a step away for them.
The sword shadow later entered Chu Yang’s body and paired up with his soul. Chu Yang was hence able to obtain the true understanding of the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique from this sword shadow.
All these years, as Chu Yang cultivated, he also searched for treasures that could help the sword shadow achieve its physical form. Amongst the nine treasures he needed, he had already collected five.
The Creation Heavenly Crystal that he searched for in the Nine Netherworld Ghost Monkey Tribe’s territory was one such treasure.
Through the sword shadow of the Nine Heavens Sword, Chu Yang could feel that the Cang Heaven Spell Blade in front of him possessed the sixth item that he needed.
Chu Yang laughed bitterly. He was lucky if the Cang Heaven Spell Blade spared his life, much less give him the treasure he needed.
Through the Nine Heaven Sword Sword Shadow, Chu Yang understood that if the Cang Heaven Spell Blade was able to absorb and cultivate the Nine Heaven Sword Sword Shadow, then it would be able to ascend to the next level. Even if he did not achieve the Destiny level immediately, he would be able to form it one day.
When Heaven’s Gate formed the Nine Heavens Sword, this was one of their plans.
However, the Nine Heavens Sword Sword Shadow now co-existed with Chu Yang’s soul. To absorb and cultivate it, Chu Yang must die.
Today, as the Nine Heavens Sword was still incomplete, its powers could not be used and maximized. On the other hand, the Cang Heaven Spell Blade was a Mahayana level magic treasure since the Antiquity Age. It was not injured and after so many years of cultivation, it was in its peak Mahayana level.
He was a sword, an object for killing and war. In terms of offense and destructiveness, he was already more powerful than the peak Mahayana level Wheel of Six Paths.
Facing against the Nine Heavens Sword, he was able to subdue it.
The sword spirit of the Cang Heaven Spell Blade was known as the Cang Heaven Blade. At that moment, his gaze was fixed on Chu Yang. Slowly, he shook his head and said, “I have been travelling in the void and incidentally, I discovered this opening. I could not have imagined that by entering this Outer Realm, I was able to accomplish what I had been searching for ten thousand years.”
He looked at Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and the rest and said, “I’m here only for him. I don’t care about the rest.”
With that, he took a step forward and arrived at the mountaintop!
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage did not believe Cang Heaven Blade’s words completely. However, seeing as how his gaze was fixated on Shi Tianhao’s and Wang Lin’s companion, he was happy to watch the show and naturally, he would not stop him.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao frowned while the Heaven-Sealing Lord’s expression was icy-cold. He slapped the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner’s flagpole and Xu Anda floated down immediately and stepped in front of the Cang Heaven Blade.
The Cang Heaven Blade’s eyebrows arched as he said, “From your mana, are you a disciple of Emperor Dou?”
Just as how the Emperor Yue obtained his posthumous name, the Emperor of Violence, after his death, the Emperor of the Dead was not known as that during his reign. Instead, he was known as Emperor Dou. After his death, he became known as the Emperor of the Death and the name ‘Emperor Dou’ gradually fell into disuse.
Xu Anda’s face was emotionless as he did not even bother with a reply. He began to exude the Netherworld Immemorial Grand Cataclysmic Curse, a spell directly inherited from the Emperor of the Dead, as his response.
The Cang Heaven Blade did not expect Xu Anda to reply. After he asked, the Cang Heaven Spell Blade in his hand turned into a blazing light as it came slicing towards Xu Anda.
Many mantras and spells concentrated in the sword. As the sword came crashing down, it was as if the great, heavenly Dao had issued a divine punishment.
Luo Qingwu looked at this sword and her gaze flashed. “Ten thousand mantras into a sword, ten thousand spells into a sword. With one sword, it can produce ten thousand mantras. The Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique is truly exceptional.”
“Ooh, from a certain perspective, it is akin to the Mount Shu Sword Sect’s sword mantra where one sword can turn into ten thousand swords while ten thousand swords are all from a single sword.”
Xu Anda and the Cang Heaven Blade clashed. As both of their masteries were similar, neither side gained the upper hand.
A peak Mahayana level magic treasure that can fully wield the power of the Cang Heaven Spell Blade was similar in strength to a Immortal Soul Third Level cultivator.
If it were another cultivator who wielded the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique, Chu Yang would probably watch the battle in daze as he tried to study and memorize everything. Right now, however, he could feel his heart growing cold.
As Xu Anda battled against the Cang Heaven Blade, Shi Tianhao had to face the Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage alone. He was slowly losing his advantage.
The Cang Heaven Blade looked at the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and the other demons, frowned and said to the Celestial Sect of Wonders, “I don’t want this to happen. However, I must have this person. If you are willing to hand him over to me, I shall join your side and together, we shall vanquish the demons.”