Chapter 946: Everyone Stay!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Yu’ao Dragon King was a demon and not very good at manipulating treasures. However, he was still clear of the fundamentals of magic treasures by human cultivators.
For a magic treasure to increase in level, it was not easy. At times, it was even more difficult than for a human cultivator to do so.
Even if one possessed a space where time was accelerated, how could the Saros Steel Tree progress so quickly from Gestation level to Mahayana level? This left the Yu’ao Dragon King in shock.
“It can’t be that the Master of the Celestial Sect of Wonders possesses two Saros Steel Tree and he managed to turn both into magic treasures, right?” Unconsciously, this thought surfaced in the brain of the Yu’ao Dragon King. Other than that, he had no other explanation.
Xu Anda, instead, looked at the Saros Steel Tree and his gaze flashed slightly. He thought about how easily Lin Feng raised the level of the Heavenly God-Sealing Banner from the Gestation level to the Mahayana level. Then, he looked at the Saraos Magical Tree and realized that Lin Feng used the same method.
However, while he still found it unbelievable, the sense of confusion in his heart only grew stronger.
The Saraos Magical Tree was able to increase so quickly from the Gestation level to the Mahayana level because of Lin Feng.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao ascended into the Immortal Soul stage, giving Lin Feng four chances to increase the level of his magic treasures.
Other than his Natal magic treasure, the Bell of Destiny, he was able to increase any magic treasure to the Mahayana level. He was also able to use it on the same magic treasure consecutively.
When Lin Feng returned to Mount Yujing, he immediately increased the level of the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner from Metaplasia to Mahayana.
After the Battle of Mount Shu, Lin Feng started to ponder what other magic treasures should he increase in level. Amongst all possible magic treasures, the most powerful one, and the one with most potential, was the Saros Magical Tree.
Earlier on, when he was in the Ying Sea and he had just cultivated the Saros Magical Tree, he was able to resist the Immortal Soul Third Level cultivator Shao Dongtian together with his Thunder Dragon Avatar along with the Metaplasia level magic treasure Xuan Heaven Seal. Even with the help of Lin Feng’s Holy Light of Creation, the battle was still perilous. However, then, the Saros Magical Tree was only in its Gestation level. One could see its powerful defensive abilities.
Hence, Lin Feng decided to use both chances on the Saraos Magical Tree and force this Gestation level magic treasure to reach the Mahayana level.
He did not gift this magic treasure to Shi Tianhao. Instead, during this visit to the Barren Expanses, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest left him to operate independently. To ensure their safety, Lin Feng offered them two forms of insurance.
To Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao, Lin Feng trusted that their judgement were good enough to know when they should rely on themselves and when would they need help.
In reality, even Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu, as well as Han Yang, Huang Zhenting and the other junior disciples, had a certain amount of pride.
They were able to resolve issues independently and they did not wish to rely or free-ride on their seniors. While they would not turn down the care and concern shown to them by their seniors, they also did not wish to be seen as parasites.
Right now, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao had obtained their objectives. Both of them were utilitarian and hence, they decided to summon the Saros Magical Tree to temporarily block off their opponents. At the same time, they called out to Zhuge Zhan and the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner as they headed off to the black mountaintop.
Once Wang Lin stepped on the black mountaintop, the entire mountain trembled. Yang Qing then lifted his head and said, “All traces of the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s demonic powers has been eliminated.”
“Thank you.” Wang Lin stood on the mountaintop and shed his human form. He once again turned into the Netherworld Taiji Diagram as he enveloped the entire mountain and all the Heaven-Carrying Ants.
Shi Tianhao chuckled and held the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell. With his other hand, he grabbed the Yellow Heaven Bell itself.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage roared non-stop angrily as he rushed towards the mountaintop. However, once he reached the sky above the mountain, the Saros Steel Tree started to emit a dark gold light and blocked him off completely, preventing him from entering.
“This magic treasure…” The Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s pupils shrunk rapidly because he realized that with his demon powers, he was completely unable to break through the defences of the Saros Steel Tree.
A crazy white light struck the Saros Steel Tree. However, it did not move at all. Even its leaves did not tremble.
He grabbed the dark gold light with his brutish strength. Yet, it was immovable.
The Zu’e Grand Sage and the Yu’ao Dragon King frowned. Even the Cang Heaven Spell Blade tremored slightly.
In the next instant, together with the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, all four powerful cultivators attacked the Saros Magical Tree together.
This time, the leaves of the Saros Magical Tree trembled. However, what shocked the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and company was the fact the combined powers of all four demons and magic treasures were unable to break through the defences of the Saros Magical Tree.
The Yu’ao Dragon King mumbled to himself, “Even an Undying Demon Soul Third Level Saros Tree Grand Sage would not possess such a strong defence.”
The circle of light on the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s forehead shone as he swept the Saros Steel Tree with his gaze and said, “It is not only due to the Unique Gift of the Saros Steel Tree itself, but also because of the many power within it.”
“Time, space and many other powerful Dao elements are inside. All of them are at their highest level too,” said the Lu Yuan Grand Sage bitterly. “I can’t reflect them with my Ten Thousand Mirror Appearances. Is this the magic treasure cultivated by the Master of the Celestial Sect?”
“Even if we find the natural enemies of the Saros Steel Tree, we may not achieve the desired effect…”
Currently, he was both panicky and angry. He looked at Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao, who were enjoying the fruits of his labour and his eyes grew even redder.
The Yu’ao Dragon King’s expression was dark. He stared into the sky and sighed, “Let us go.”
The Zu’e Grand Sage and the Lu Yuan Grand Sage both turned to look at him. The Cang Heaven Spell Blade trembled slightly in space, turned his head and left. From the body of the sword, there was a long sigh brimming with regret.
“I know that you are not willing to do so, and neither am I! However, we must leave. They have a treasure bestowed onto them by the Master of the Celestial Sect. We have no chance at all,” said the Yu’ao Dragon King sullenly. “Right now, in a four-on-four fight, we no longer possess an advantage. After they finished cultivating those treasures, their power would increase even more. Then, we would be at a total disadvantage.”
The habitual arrogance of dragons made it hard for them to retreat empty-handed. Furthermore, they suffered quite a lot here too.
The Zu’e Grand Sage fell into silence. He understood what the Yu’ao Dragon King said. The Cang Heaven Spell Blood chose to retreat. If he did not leave soon, it would be akin to him looking for punishment.
His face turned dark and icy cold as he said, “Master of the Celestial Sect, Master of the Celestial Sect…! I will remember this name. The next time I meet anyone from the Celestial Sect of Wonders, I will devour them no matter their mastery!”
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage too had an ugly expression on his face. He threw a death stare at the mountain and the chain of Heaven-Carrying Ants around it. Finally, he had no choice but to leave as he cursed non-stop in his heart, “You two b*stards better not land in my hand. If not, I will skin you alive!”
The three demons and the sword were extremely infuriated, but they had no choice but to retreat. Soon, they realized something that made them go even crazier.
The dark gold light of the Saros Magical Tree enveloped the entire Outer Realm, locking it in.
Regardless whether it was the inter-world passage to the Barren Expanses’ Steel Polarity Mine or the one that led into the Void Battleground, all were blocked by the dark gold light. No one was able to go through them.
The hearts of the Cang Heaven Spell Blade, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, the Zu’e Grand Sage and the Yu’ao Dragon King sank. Then, they bristled in rage.
They realized now that Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao did not summon the Saros Magical Tree for defence.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders wanted them to stay!
Earlier, because the Yu’ao Dragon King was injured, in a four-on-four deathmatch, the Celestial Sect of Wonders was not at a disadvantage. Conversely, they had the upper hand.
However, their advantage was not big. It was hard enough for them to emerge victorious, much less slay the Yu’ao Dragon King and the other powerful demons and sword.
Of course, it was harder for the Yu’ao Dragon King, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and the rest to win. However, as long as they were willing to abandon the treasures here as well as the chance to kill Wang Lin and the rest, then it was still possible for them to retreat alive.
Right now, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao summoned the Saros Magical Tree for two reasons. Firstly, they wanted protection as they cultivated. More importantly, however, they wanted to stop the Yu’ao Dragon King, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, the Zu’e Grand Sage and the Cang Heaven Spell Blade from escaping!
After Wang Lin and the rest finished cultivating the treasures, their powers would grow even more. Then, their advantage would further widen till the point where victory was a foregone conclusion.
Zhuge Zhan was suspicious at first but soon, he understood their intentions. He stared at Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao seriously and thought, “The two of them are so ambitious. It’s not hard to find out what kind of person is the Master of the Celestial Sect just by judging his disciples.”
“However, hehe, they have guts! They are crazy! I like that! It was a good decision to let Wanqiu join the Celestial Sect of Heavens.”
Earlier, he still frowned because his own daughter was almost hurt. Had he not entered the Outer Realm, he thought that Zhuge Wanqiu and the rest were in serious trouble against the Yu’ao Dragon King.
Now, it appeared that the Celestial Sect of Wonders had made adequate preparations. Earlier, the perilous situation was, in reality, harmless. This earned the goodwill from Zhuge Zhan for the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Especially after he saw the full extent of Wang Lin’s and Shi Tianhao’s powers, which made him sigh in awe and respect. “The two Immortal Soul First Level cultivators possess such power. They are truly exceptional. The Master of the Celestial Sect of Wonders truly lives up to his name.”
After he assessed his own daughter’s mastery, Zhuge Zhan was in a good mood. While his daughter had yet to form her core, her foundation was solid and her progress much faster than he had expected. He was naturally delighted.
While Zhuge Zhan’s mood was excellent, the Yu’ao Dragon King and company were in a sour mood.
They tried to bash their way through the seal that the Saros Steel Tree imposed on the inter-world passage. However, they were unsuccessful. Progressively, they became angrier and angrier and their hearts grew colder and colder. “If they concentrate all their defensive powers together, then it’s still within reason. However, right now, the defensive powers enveloped the entire Outer Realm. How is it even possible to possess such defensive powers? Isn’t this magic treasure ridiculously overpowered?”
As they stared at Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao continue with their cultivation, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and the rest looked at each other. Then, they resumed their attacks against them instead.
If we can’t leave, then let us fight to the end!