Chapter 949: Earth Dragon King
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage knew that he had lost against Wang Lin. All he could do was to hold on. If he could not escape, then all he could do was to battle to the death. If there was no chance of a rebound, the best he could hope for was to make Wang Lin pay.
When he looked at his fellow combatants, he realized that the situation was much worse.
Between Xu Anda and the Cang Heaven Spell Blade, it was still a draw. While Xu Anda possessed a slight advantage, it would not be easy for him to turn his advantage into a victory.
The Cang Heaven Spell Blade, which was a Mahayana level magic treasure since the Antiquity Age, had cultivated for a very long time. While he was in a bottleneck, his powers were in no way inferior to that of an Immortal Soul Third Level sword cultivator.
Jie Luoshi of Mount Shu was not even in his peak during the Anti-Celestial Sect War because his sword heart was not yet stable.
However, even Jie Luoshi at his peak could not compare against the Cang Heaven Spell Blade.
The Cang Heaven Spell Blade’s battle against Xu Anda was almost at a draw. On the other side, it was easier to spot the winner and loser in the battle between the Zu’e Grand Sage and Zhuge Zhan. Zhuge Zhan, with the Scorching Sun Spear in hand, possessed an advantage over the Zu’e Grand Sage, who had revealed his true form.
However, defeating the Zu’e Grand Sage was no easy task, particularly since the Zu’e Grand Sage had no possible mean of escaping, meaning that he may resort to a battle to the death. Even if Zhuge Zhan could kill the Zu’e Grand Sage, he himself would have to pay a heavy price. In the worst-case scenario, he may even perish.
To Zhuge Zhan, this was not even within his consideration. To him, whoever dared touch his beloved daughter would definitely not be spared.
However, the Zu’e Grand Sage could still hold his own against Zhuge Zhan. The Yu’ao Dragon King was in a pathetic state. He was already severely injured and now, he had to face Shi Tianhao, who was even more ferocious than before. In this situation, his predicament was even worse than the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s.
Under Shi Tianhao’s attacks, which came at him like the storm, the Yu’ao Dragon King felt as if he was surrounded by danger all around him.
At first, he thought he could still stand his ground using the Unique Gift of the White Dragon Tribe. However, Shi Tianhao’s understanding of the Dao of space was deep. However, his understanding of reality and illusion was not as good as Wang Lin’s, giving the Yu’ao Dragon King some breather here and there.
However, the Yu’ao Dragon King was extremely unlucky. Shi Tianhao was able to obtain the Yellow Heaven Bell, a treasure that was good at neither defense nor offense. However, it possessed one unique ability: it was able to overcome an enemy’s control of Time, Space and reality and illusion.
Hence, while the Yellow Heaven Bell was only a Metaplasia level magic treasure, It proved to be super effective against the severely-injured Yu’ao Dragon King.
While it was only able to partially get rid of his Unique Gift, it was enough to let Shi Tianhao catch his dragon tail and beat him up.
Looking at this scene, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, who had been forced into a corner by Wang Lin, could feel a sense of despair rising in his heart. When he looked at the Saros Magical Tree, which remained immobile and stared quietly at them, the despair in his heart grew even stronger.
With the Saros Magical Tree, it meant that not only did the Celestial Sect of Wonders cut off their escape, it also meant that Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were undefeatable.
Even if they did not possess an advantage and were instead at a disadvantage, or if they were about to lose and were facing enormous danger, as long as the Saros Magical Tree hid them, all the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and company could do was to stare.
“Master of the Celestial Sect, Master of the Celestial Sect, when did…” The Lu Yuan Grand Sage did not understand what was going on. “How could he cultivate such a treasure and train such disciples? What kind of person is the Master of the Celestial Sect? Can the Earth Dragon King and the Golden Cicada match him?”
As he ran these five words through his brain, it was enough to reveal the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s mindset. He regretted from the very bottom of his heart that had he knew about this situation, he would have scrammed immediately instead of spending time together with Wang Lin and the rest.
Even if he knew only of the existence of the Saros Magical Tree, he would not have bothered to stay.
However, looking at the Yellow Heaven Bell and the Heaven-Carrying Great Saintly Satanic Avatar, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage continued to steam in rage. Nothing was much important than his life. Right now, he was agonizing over how should he scape.
The Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage had the same mindset. Initially, they thought they were able to catch hostages. Who knew that they would soon be the one delivered on a platter to others.
At this time, a voice sounded in the sky, “Yu’ao, your intention is good. However, you are too rash this time.”
The voice was elegant and peaceful, brimming with wisdom and wholeness. While it delighted the Yu’ao Dragon King, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao both frowned.
Because that voice was clearly from the Golden Cicada!
At the same time, another voice, more fierce and awe-inspiring, sounded, “Yu’ao, Zu’e, the two of you are too impulsive.”
The voice brimmed with a mysterious, heavenly awe. Listeners felt a sudden desire to kneel in submission to the speakers and follow his every order.
Saros, who sat on top of the Saros Magical Tree, suddenly stood up. He furrowed his eyebrows tightly together as the dark gold light that enveloped this Outer Realm rippled like waves. Suddenly, it dissipated and returned to his body.
Two shadows split open the void from different directions as they appeared.
One side was being led by a handsome young monk clad in grey robes. It was the Golden Cicada.
By his side, there was a ferocious white tiger. Its two emotionless eyes shone with an icy cold and demonic light. That was the White Tiger Grand Sage.
On the other side, there was a giant, odd-looking snake. It had the body of a snake and the faces of humans. Its nine faces were no different from that of a human. The snake was icy-cold and cruel as it gave off a terrifyingly violent power. When it opened its mouths, it spewed thick poisonous fog and sticky, thick, black water. That was the Xiangliu Grand Sage.
On the other side, there were two Dragon Awe Auspicious Clouds. One emerald green and one pure gold.
The emerald green Dragon Awe Auspicious Clouds exuded a powerful awe, but it could not compare to that of the golden cloud next to it. The awe from the golden cloud pressurized even powerful demons such as the White Tiger Grand Sage and the Xiangliu Grand Sage.
The White Tiger Grand Sage fared better than the Xiangliu Grand Sage, whose body twisted about uneasily.
The Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage both bowed their heads in the face of the golden cloud as they submitted to its authority.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage, which was normally rowdy and lawless, too quietened down. He was like a local boss who had just been ordered to obedience by an emperor.
Everyone in the Outer Realm, except the Golden Cicada, felt a strong pressure when they faced the golden cloud, regardless whether they were humans or demons.
Zhuge Zhan stared at the golden Dragon Awe Auspicious Clouds and asked in a deep voice, “Are you the Origins Celestial Dragon or the Earth Celestial Dragon?”
Dragons that survived the Alpha Destiny Tribulation would have their bloodlines purified. Regardless what race they were, they would all turn into Immemorial Celestial Dragons.
Unlike other demons, dragons did not use their own names. Only their closest relatives knew what that true names were. Every dragon would give itself a fake name that could be used in interaction with others.
For example, Yu’ao, Purple Sea, Red, Liuyan or even Azure Sky. These are the names of dragons known to outsiders.
That was because the true name of a dragon was imbued with power and curses. It directly impacted its owners’ essence, Qi and soul. If outsiders knew about it, then it would be easier to defeat the dragon.
Hence, after they underwent the Alpha Destiny Tribulation and turned into Immemorial Celestial Dragons, they would take another name. Normally, this name would only have a single word.
One of the three most powerful demons in the Antiquity Age was known as Emperor Jue, Xuan Shang. Xuan Shang was his real name and his fake name was Jue. Hence, he was known as the dragon Jue.
Right now, there were two powerful dragons who had passed the Alpha Destiny Tribulation. They were the Origins Dragon King and the Earth Dragon King, also known as the Origins Celestial Dragon and the Earth Celestial Dragon.
At their level, it did not really matter if others knew that real name or not. However, out of custom, they never revealed their real names.
When he heard Zhuge Zhan’s question, Shi Tianhao replied quietly, “This is the Earth Celestial Dragon.”
Zhuge Zhan nodded his head and said nothing. While the Origin Celestial Dragon was the true leader of the dragons, the Earth Celestial Dragon passed the Alpha Destiny Tribulations too. None of them present could fight them. However, Zhuge Zhan was not scared. If anyone dared to threaten his daughter, his only response would be to fight!
When the Golden Cicada revealed himself, he offered his greetings to the golden Dragon Awe Auspicious Cloud in the customary Buddhist fashion, “Earth Dragon King, I pay my respects to you as a humble, poor monk.”
The Golden Awe Dragon Cloud trembled slightly and said, “Golden Cicada, I have no intention of joining forces with you. If not for Yu’ao and Zu’e, I would not have come. Battling against the Master of the Celestial Sect is my true intention.”
While the Yu’ao Dragon King served as a bridge between the two, the relationship between the Golden Cicada and the dragons was only so-so.
The Golden Cicada replied, “I have no intention of involving Yu’ao and Zu’e. This is an accident.”
The Yu’ao Dragon King said, “Master, Granduncle Earth Dragon, the reason I came was to help shoulder some of master’s burden. Also, I wish to get Third Senior back.”
The Golden Cicada shook his head and said, “There’s no need for that. With the temperament of the Master of the Celestial Sect, he would not take his anger out on your Third Senior. If I, and the Earth Dragon King, can beat him, Nine Infants will naturally be safe.”
The Yu’ao Dragon King sighed, “I am rash.”
The Earth Dragon King, who was still enveloped by the golden Dragon Awe Auspicious Cloud, said, “Yu’ao, this time, you did not live up to expectations.” He travelled such a far way with the intention of finding Lin Feng. However, when he realized that the Yu’ao Dragon King and the Zu’e Grand Sage were trapped, he rushed into the Outer Realm.
While he felt the Golden Cicada coming, he still decided to go in himself. To him, he must save his own kind with his own hands.
The Yu’ao Dragon King was utterly humiliated as he was berated in front of everyone, including Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao, by the Earth Dragon King. However, all he did was to acknowledge his mistake as he said, “Granduncle is right.”
Who knew that the words of the Earth Dragon King changed rapidly. “While you are rash, the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders did hurt you. They must pay the price!”
“How can anyone hurt a dragon without paying the price?”
As he said that, golden light spread from the Dragon Awe Auspicious Cloud, sweeping Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao inside.
Saros fused back into the Saros Magical Tree as he gave off an unlimited amount of light once more as he protected the Celestial Sect of Wonders. However, under the pressure from the Earth Dragon King, he was forced slowly forced back, shaking so violently as if he may give way anytime.
The Saros Magical Tree was trapped by the demon powers of the Earth Dragon King and no longer able to protect Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company. Wang Lin engulfed the rest of his sect with his mana. Now, only Shi Tianhao, the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, Xu Anda, Zhuge Zhan and he were left.
As they watched the Earth Dragon King trap the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and company were elated. Their hearts felt freer as they felt as if they had been vindicated.
The Yu’ao Dragon King did nothing. The Lu Yuan Grand Sage was not a dragon so he did not dare to do anything too. The Zu’e Grand Sage smiled coldly at Wang Lin and company and rushed over. At that moment, Wang Lin and the rest devoted all of their energy to resisting the pressure from the Earth Dragon King. They were as defenseless as lambs.
The Zu’e Grand Sage lashed out with his tail and sent Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar flying. Then, he smiled coldly and said, “You want to trap us and kill us, don’t you? You have a big appetite. Just now, could you have imagined that this would have happened?”
With that, he rushed towards Shi Tianhao, spreading his big, red mouth wide open as if he wanted to swallow him. “You ambushed us just now in the Steel Polarity Mine, aren’t you very pleased with yourselves?”