Chapter 947: Demons in a Tight Spot
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage opened his mouth to shoot out a ray of white light as he lunged towards the Saros Magical Tree.
The Zu’e Grand Sage expelled black fog from his mouth, which then enveloped his body, as he rammed the tree with his humongous form.
White light dazzled around the Yu’ao Dragon King as billows after billows of white cloud steamed from his body and enveloped the Saros Steel Tree.
The Cang Heaven Spell Blade paused for a while. His sword body sighed and then, turned into a blazingly bright sword radiance. He came straight for the Saros Steel Tree like a golden Milky Way from the heaven.
The four of them attacked together and the leaves on the Saros Magical Tree trembled violently. The dark gold light concentrated and turned solid as it blocked the ferocious attacks.
Other than the innate power of the Saros Magical Tree, which was its indestructible and eternal properties, it was also cultivated by Lin Feng, who infused it with the Two Elements of Creation Formation, the Celestial Sect Teleportation Technique and the Heaven Extreme Universal Light, amongst other powerful mantras and spells. Its defensive powers were even better than an Undying Demon Soul Third Level Saros Grand Sage.
Faced with the attacks of the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and company, a Saros Grand Sage of the same stage or a pure-blooded Xuanwu might not even be able to defend themselves against these attacks. However, Lin Feng’s Saros Magical Tree was able to resist the three demons and the sword completely.
After the Yu’ao Dragon King and company realized that their attacks were useless against the Saros Steel Tree, they did not continue to fight against it. Instead, they flew far away from it in the direction towards the inter-world passage as they tried to break through that.
They had realized that while the Saros Steel Tree was powerful, it would not be able to defend Wang Lin and company while sealing off the Outer Realm. There must be a weak point.
Hence, the three demons and the sword decided to combine their attacks to attack the Saros Steel Tree. If they were able to break through its defenses, then it was for the best. If not, they tried to break through its seal while the Saros Magical Tree devoted more energy to its defenses to repel their attacks.
Saros sat expressionlessly on the giant tree. His gaze flashed, and a dark gold light began to spread and expand rapidly. It was no slower than the Lu Yuan Grand Sage or the Yu’ao Dragon King. Once again, the barrier that blocked the inter-world passage appeared as it trapped its enemies within this Outer Realm.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage and the rest exchanged a look as their faces grew darker.
The powers of the Saros Magical Tree once again exceeded their expectations. It could spread and withdraw its golden light as it wished and almost instantaneously. Its speed was no slower than theirs, making it extremely difficult for them to take advantage of the short loophole.
Right now, the most effective plan for the four powerful demons and sword was for them to split into two groups. One of them would attack Wang Lin and the rest and trigger the Saros Magical Tree’s defenses. Meanwhile, the other group would attempt to escape from the Outer Realm.
To be precise, because of the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner and Zhuge Zhan, the attacking group required more manpower and ideally, they would need three people. Only then would they be able to attract the attention of the Saros Steel Tree. Amongst the four powerful demons and sword, only one of them could escape.
In another place, in another time, if the four of them were extremely close and without any other alternatives, they may be able to use this method.
However, for the three demons and one sword, it was difficult.
The four of them were plunged into a difficult position. Any of them was a powerful, senior cultivator with a great deal of influence in the Grand Celestial World. Now, all of them were stuck here, feeling like lambs waiting to be slaughtered, which was extremely frustrating to them.
Of course, even if Wang Lin and the rest were able to successfully cultivate the Avīci Satanic Appearance and the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen and then counter-attacked, they may not be able to defeat the four of them too. However, the feeling of being caught between a rock and a hard place was extremely frustrating.
Lin Feng’s Physical Spell Body did not reveal itself. When he looked at the scene before him, he was slightly confused too. “In terms of time, they should be going, right? Will they take this chance to move, or do they have other plans?”
In comparison to the confused Lin Feng and the frustrated Lu Yuan Grand Sage and company, the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders there were much more relaxed.
Wang Lin turned into the Netherworld Taiji Diagram to envelop the black mountaintop and the chains around it. Shi Tianhao, however, did not turn into his Immortal Soul Avatar. Instead, he cultivated the Yellow Heavens Bell and looked with polite curiosity at Zhuge Zhan as he asked, “Mr Zhuge’s teleportation spell appears even better than the Great Void Sect’s Heaven-Ascending Spell.”
Zhuge Zhan was completely obsessed with his daughter, Zhuge Wanqiu, at that time. He asked her ceaselessly about how her life had been in the past few years as well as listened to her tales of growing up in the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Even the most insignificant and trivial details would make him chuckle happily.
When he heard Shi Tianhao’s question, he turned over and said with a smile, “Just now, I have embarrassed myself with that spell. However, amongst the many mantras and spells I’ve learned, this is one of the better one.”
He cultivated the Divine Light of the Sun Mantra and managed to successfully obtain the Divine Sunlight. This was the foundation of his many attacks and spells, as they were derived from it.
The Divine Sunlight itself was extremely powerful. From it, one could change it into a rainbow and use the Flying Rainbow Teleportation Spell, which was extremely fast and in no way inferior to the Great Void Sect’s Heaven-Ascending Spell, or Heaven’s Gate Celestial Spell of Elusiveness, or the Shaoze Sword of Mount Shu.
A single rainbow could turn into a seven-colored illusion and a seven-colored river. This spell could then tap on the powers of the change between reality and illusion. With this spell, Zhuge Zhan was able to break the Unique Gift of the Yu’ao Dragon King. Even though the Yu’ao Dragon King was severely injured, the spell played a huge part.
Other than spells, the Divine Sunlight could be used to cultivate one’s physical body and Martial Way spells could be derived from it as well, such as the Shining Sun Divine Fist.
Zhuge Zhan was able to obtain the teachings of the Bright Light Sect many years ago. While it was incomplete, he was able to fill in the gaps with trial-and-error and hence, come up with a unique set of teachings. If he wished to create his own sect, there was no obstacle in terms of his Daoist teachings.
However, Zhuge Zhan never had this thought before. He was content being a free-spirited independent cultivator. The only attachment he had was his family, which now referred to his daughter Zhuge Wanqiu only.
Zhuge Wanqiu dragged Zhuge Zhan and introduced Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu to him. She even introduced Chu Yang, Huang Zhenting, Han Yang and Tan Yunqing.
Zhuge Zhan sighed, “There’s no sun and moon in the Void Battleground and hence, I cannot gauge the flow of time. Thank you all for taking care of my daughter all these years.”
By nature, he was a wild and free-spirited person. The powers Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the Saros Magical Tree earned his awe and respect. From them, he knew that the powers of the Master of the Celestial Sect, Lin Feng, was only stronger. This left him in awe. However, he won’t change his inherent nature because of that.
A hundred years ago, for his son, he dared to provoke the Great Thunderclap Temple alone.
He was extremely appreciative that his daughter was well-taken care of by her masters and fellow disciples and grew up safely.
Shi Tianho smiled and said, “I’m just glad that I taught her the right things.”
As he said that, he hammered the Yellow Heavens Bell non-stop as he injected his mana into it.
After he knocked on it 49 times, a light gleamed above the Yellow Heavens Bell. Then, it turned into a white-haired, bearded old man clad in gold. He looked at Shi Tianhao and said, “I am Lord Yellow Bell. Who are you and why do you have my hammer with you?”
Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “This was given to me by my master. If you have any question, I can bring you back to my master and you can ask him. Are you inclined towards that?”
Lord Yellow Bell looked at Shi Tianhao and asked, “What if I am not inclined?”
Shi Tianhao said naturally, “I’ll knock you out and drag you there.”
Lord Yellow Bell smiled slightly and replied, “So that’s the case. However, seeing how you possess such power at the Immortal Soul First Level, it is no wonder you are like this.”
Shi Tianhao smiled and pointed to the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner and the Saros Magical Tree and said, “Looking at your venerable appearance, I believe that you are in the Metaplasia level. However, you reached a bottleneck and is now unable to progress any further. Why not come along with me? I may be able to show you a way.”
Lord Yellow Bell nodded his head and said, “Why not, why not?”
Shi Tianhao laughed and his fingers quickly performed numerous gestures as he shot thousand of spells into the Yellow Heaven Bell. A thin layer of purple light appeared over the Yellow Heaven Bell.
“Oh, this is indeed a mystical power. Cultivating with him may actually be the right path…” The Yellow Heaven Bell was easy-going and he had no grudge against Shi Tianhao. Furthermore, Shi Tianhao cultivated the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell already and hence, he felt a certain sense of familiarity with him.
On the other side, Wang Lin’s Netherworld Taiji Diagram had already engulfed the entire black mountain and the chain.
Everyone was swallowed by Wang Lin’s Immortal Soul. Unsurprised, they looked at the mountain slowly changing its form.
Zhuge Zhan looked interestedly at the scene before him. With his personality, had it been anyone else, he would have fought with them for these treasures.
However, the people before him right now were his daughter’s masters and fellow disciples. Hence, he had no desire to do so. Instead, he was interested in the powers that Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company had exhibited. Even just by looking at it from the side, he was sure there was much he could learn.
Under Wang Lin’s cultivation, the black mountain turned into a huge, three-eyed giant. His entire body was black and he emitted an odd energy. It was like the chaos of Creation, pure and unadulterated. However, it resembled the powers of Doomsday too, a violent, cruel and unrestrained force. This was the true form of the Avīci Satanic Appearance.
The three eyes of the Avīci Satanic Appearance shone with red light. A powerful consciousness that had been asleep till now was slowly waking up.
However, as the Taiji Netherworld Diagram spun, the red light disappeared. The third eye of the giant too disappeared. Instead, it was replaced by a swirling Taiji Diagram.
The chains of Heaven-Carrying Ants around the Avīci Satanic Appearance started to reveal their forms too.
The Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen that was suppressed regained her freedom. However, she was nothing more than a shell. The Avīci Satanic Appearance pointed out with its finger and a light flew out from the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen’s body. It was her essence.
Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “Thank you, Third Senior.” With that, he revealed his Desolate Taiji Diagram self. In the center of the spinning Taiji Diagram, there was a giant furnace. In the center of the furnace sat his physical body with his eyes closed.
Under Wang Lin’s control, the essence of the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen entered the furnace where Shi Tianhao’s physical body was seated. Then, the mouth of the furnace closed as the Desolate Taiji Diagram spun.
With that, the physical body of the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen entered the Avīci Satanic Appearance. The black-bodied giant began to tremble violently as a powerful energy spread around them, making even Wang Lin’s Netherworld Taiji Diagram tremble.
Lu Yuan Grand Sage, the Yu’ao Dragon King and the rest looked at the Netherworld Taiji Diagram, which was under the protection of the Saros Magical Tree, spin faster and faster as an ominous feeling rose in their hearts.