Chapter 944: In the Same Vein; It Is Surely Because of Their Master
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
When the Heaven Spell Blade said that, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, the Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage all paused. Their gaze turned more serious.
With the current tide of battle, if the Heaven Spell Blade were to help either party, he would be able to break through the other side’s defenses and achieve a complete change in the battle situation.
Right now, by fighting against Xu Anda, he was able to free up the Zu’e Grand Sage and the Yu’ao Dragon King.
The Zu’e Grand Sage went up to harass Shi Tianhao while the Yu’ao Dragon King rushed towards the black mountaintop. Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were there. Capturing the three of them would achieve his objective.
Chu Yang’s expression was serious. He did not look at Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company. He also did not await his death by doing nothing. Instead, he continued fighting against the Heaven-Carrying Ant avatars of the Lu Yuan Grand Sage.
The Heaven Spell Blade might have revealed himself, but he was not fearful. He stabbed out with his sword and his sword Qi turned red-hot. A formless sword will hovered in the mind, turning into a furnace with a form as it enveloped an entire group of Demonic Lord stage Heaven Carrying Ants.
The powerful sword will turned the entire area into a furnace as it turned the demons within. It was the South Yan Heaven Sword of the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique.
In the entire Celestial Sect of Wonders, regardless whether it was Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao, Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang or Luo Qingwu, none paid special attention to Chu Yang.
Even Han Yang, Huang Zhenting, Tan Yunqing and Zhuge Wanqiu and the later generation disciples did nothing.
Because in the hearts of the Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples, they never even considered such an alliance!
Wang Lin completely ignored the Cang Heaven Spell Blade and Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “If you want to fight, come! Do you think we’re scared of you? Everyone shall compete purely based on their abilities here.”
Yang Qing stood on top of the black mountain and lifted his head to look at the Cang Heaven Spell Blade and said quietly, “Daoist Chu here is with us. We must protect him and while we don’t know who is right and who is wrong in your dispute with him, we are willing to talk it out with you after the battle.”
“However, now, if you wish to take advantage of the situation to suppress us and force us to hand him over, then perhaps you are underestimating the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Even Xu Anda’s icy-cold and expressionless eyes flashed a bit.
For an ambitious, antihero type of person like him, he was moved by the scene before him.
Let’s not even talk about the tide of battle, which was inherently fraught with danger and unexpected twists and turns. Normally, between a peak Mahayana level treasure and an Aurous Core stage cultivator, who was the more important one? It was very clear who was worth more here.
Furthermore, Chu Yang was not even a disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Instead, he was a disciple from the Ethereal Mountain Sect, a vassal sect to the Celestial Sect.
If he were someone else, like a cultivator from the Great Qin Empire, the Royal House of the Northern Tribes or the Purple Clouds Sect, he may be worth more.
Handing over Chu Yang to the Cang Heaven Spell Blade was not only beneficial, but it would also be important to resolving the perilous battle situation before them.
However, from another perspective, this concerned the righteousness, style and trustworthiness of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao rejected the offer of the Cang Heaven Spell Blade without a second thought.
Looking at them, Xu Anda’s face was expressionless but he thought, “For them to be like this, it must surely be because of their master. All those years ago, the Master of the Celestial Sect dared to clash with the Great Void Sect for his disciple, Shi Tianhao, who was not even in the Aurous Core stage. Today, his disciples are…”
If you have the ability, you can force me into an unequal treaty. However, if you want my surrender, then you can forget about it.
Cang Heaven Blade heard it and fell silent. Then, he nodded his head and said, “I’ve said the wrong thing. However, I must have this person. In this case, I have no choice but to offend you.”
He did not say much afterwards as his figure slowly disappeared. The original soul of the magic treasure fused together with the body of the Cang Heaven Spell Blade and with a heaven-toppling power, came slicing down towards Chu Yang who was on the black mountaintop.
Xu Anda’s face was expressionless as he slammed his palms together. Two Life and Death Netherworld Dao Fruit appeared in mid-air and exploded in the void. They turned into rolling black light as they turned the entire Outer Realm black immediately.
Under the dark skies, innumerable souls howled, shaking not only the Cang Heaven Spell Blade, but also the souls of the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, the Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage who had deal with them carefully.
That was Xu Anda’s most powerful attack, the Wailing Spirits Heaven.
“I’m not even 50% confident of reflecting his spell,” thought the Lu Yuan Grand Sage darkly. Then, he cursed in his heart, “Such a powerful cultivator is a mere pawn for these two b*stards. How incredulous!”
The Cang Heaven Spell Blade trembled violently and light began to spread from his blade. An ancient, desolate and immortal aura began to spread.
Looking at the situation, both Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao frowned and thought, “It appears similar to Zhener’s family teachings, the Ancient Immortality Scripture of the Emperor of the Ancients. However, it is different too. However, the sword truly lives up to the claim of ‘with one sword, it can produce ten thousand mantras.’”
In the long, meandering flow of time, immortality is to exist beyond the realm of life and death.
Chu Yang looked at the scene expressionlessly and said, “The East Heaven Cang Heaven Sword of the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique derives its teachings partially from the Emperor of the Ancients’ teachings. Then, it came up with its own innovation and combined with the true understanding of immemorial immortality. While different cultivators have different level of masteries, their foundations are similar.”
Many years ago, the Emperor of the Ancients combined forces with the Great Void Sect to overthrow the Emperor of the Dead. Hence, the mantras of the Emperor of the Ancients went directly against the Emperor of the Dead.
The Cang Heaven Spell Blade cultivated the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique and reached the stage whereby it could turn ten thousand spells into one sword. While he could not yet produce ten thousand mantras with one sword, it was not difficult for him to push the power of the East Cang Heaven Sword Technique to its maximum.
Xu Anda was expressionless as his hands performed a gesture. Immediately, the black heavens began to shrink and turn into a black ball, trapping the Cang Heaven Spell Blade firmly inside.
The black ball’s size turned large and small at will. It expanded and contracted non-stop as if it was about to break anything.
Xu Anda and the Cang Heaven Spell Blade were in a stalemate. While the Cang Heaven Spell Blade was trapped, Xu Anda could not do anything else too.
The Zu’e Grand Sage blocked Shi Tianhao while the Yu’ao Dragon King continued on his path to the black mountaintop as he lunged towards Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu.
Wang Lin continued battling with the Lu Yuan Grand Sage. He could not free himself at the moment as he arched his eyebrow slightly and looked at Shi Tianhao and said, “Little Junior.”
Shi Tianhao asked, “Third Senior, my side is fine. How about yours?”
Wang Lin replied, “I’m almost there. I haven’t thought through it completely but now that the Cang Heaven Spell Blade is our enemy, we should focus on the safety of the rest. Even if we have to use all of our strength, it’s fine. We can always think about it later.”
“Okay,” nodded Shi Tianhao. Then, he said, “Will my treasure please… eh?”
A look crossed his face as his supernatural awareness swept through the sky in the distance. Wang Lin did the same. The Lu Yuan Grand Sage and the Zu’e Grand Sage frowned.
The Yu’ao Dragon King felt something tugging at his heartstrings too. However, he was like an arrow shot from a bow and had no choice but to continue his trajectory. Extending his claws, he lunged towards Yang Qing and the rest.
While he was severely injured, he was still an Undying Demon Soul Third Level demon. His attack right now was much more powerful than the traces of the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s demonic powers.
Huge amount of River Styx Primordial Water poured out from the Pearl of Styx. However, the Yu’ao Dragon King turned his form illusory and dodged the River Styx Primordial Water as he continued with his attack.
While they knew that their powers were like specks of dust compared to the Yu’ao Dragon King, Han Yang, Tan Yunqing and Huang Zhenting unintentionally shielded Zhuge Wanqiu behind their backs.
Zhuge Wanqiu stood stunned and did nothing.
While she was by nature soft, she was not a girl who liked to hide behind others’ backs.
The reason why she stood there unmoving was because an overpowering sense of panic appeared in her heart, rendering her helpless.
As she watched the gigantic claws of the Yu’ao Dragon King tear away at Li Yuanfang’s spell formation and the Yang Qing’s spell and then destroy Luo Qingwu’s and Chu Yang’s sword radiances, a look of happiness suddenly crossed Zhuge Wanqiu’s face even as the Yu’ao Dragon King came down on the black mountaintop.
Suddenly, a giant roar resounded in the surroundings, “If you dare to touch my daughter, I’ll slice your claws off!”
A rainbow, suddenly and without any warning, flew from horizon and through the sky and landed before everyone. When they saw this teleportation spell, even Wang Lin’s and Shi Tianhao’s eyes shone.
A white-robed man stood on top of the rainbow. He appeared to be 30-40 years old and he was extremely handsome. His hair and brows shone with a faint golden light and he bore a 50-60% resemblance to Zhuge Wanqiu.
When he appeared, he looked unkindly at the Yu’ao Dragon King and said coldly, “You are injured. Normally, I won’t disturb you. However, if you dare touch my daughter, I will destroy you!”
He raised his right fist into the sky. When he did that, it was like raising a sun into the air. Bright golden light shone in all directions and his fist was a like the sun.
He gently tapped with his left fingers and the rainbow underneath his feet landed on the Yu’ao Dragon King’s body. The rainbow turned into seven different lights of different colors, as if the rainbow had split apart, and then morphed into a seven-colored river of light which crashed forward.
As the rainbow came together and split apart, it too revealed an unlimited illusory-reality swapping power. It actually managed to drag the Yu’ao Dragon King out from the illusory world!
In the next instant, his right fist blazed with bright light as it came crashing down like the sun on the Yu’ao Dragon King.
The Yu’ao Dragon King roared in both shock and anger. If he were at his peak, his opponent would not have been able to break through his Unique Gift even if he had mastered illusory-reality swapping spells. However, right now, his Unique Gift was shattered completely.
After this exchange of blow, the already-injured Yu’ao Dragon King retreated hastily as he stared at the white-robed man in anger.
The white-robed man laughed coldly, “Without the Illusion and Reality Mystic Switching Spell, what do you White Dragons have? That was why I said that I won’t touch you normally if you are injured.”
Other than the Cang Heaven Spell Blade, which was sealed by Xu Anda’s Wailing Spirit Heavens, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and the Zu’e Grand Sage looked over too.
On the black mountaintop, Zhuge Wanqiu exclaimed happily, “Daddy!”
The white-robed man smiled too. He disregarded the Yu’ao Dragon King and landed on the mountaintop. Ignoring everyone else, he hugged Zhuge Wanqiu and burst out laughing, “I never thought that I will see my dear daughter here! Come, let daddy take a look! You have grown so much!”
Shi Tianhao too laughed, “Light morphs into the rainbow and illuminates all under the heavens, are you the Scorching Sun Holy Man, Zhuge Zhan?”
The white-robed man was Zhuge Wanqiu’s father and one of the few, powerful independent cultivators of the Divine Lands in the Immortal Soul Third Level. Also known as the Scorching Sun Holy Man, he had entered the Void Battleground many years ago and entrusted his daughter to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Due to the battle between Shi Tianhao, Wang Lin and the demons, a second dimensional tear appeared in the Outer Realm, which led straight into the Void Battleground. No one had expected the Scorching Sun Holy Man, Zhuge Zhan, to enter too.
Zhuge Wanqiu quickly said to Zhuge Zhan, “Daddy, this is my master.”
When Zhuge Zhan heard that, he released Zhuge Wanqiu and looked at Shi Tianhao with a smile. He clasped his hands together and said, “Thank you for taking care of my daughter all these years.”