Chapter 96: The battle between the formations
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
Deep within the mountain, Lin Feng and company could still clearly sense the terrifying conception of power outside of the mountain.
Right then Kang Nanhua had just fully recovered. He rose up and stood on top of the golden sand dune, with a stern expression on his face. He muttered to himself: “The crux of the matter is to see who gives in first.”.
His two hands rapidly changed spell signs and the golden sand dune beneath him slowly started shaking. Countless grains of golden sand floated towards the air. An endless flow of sand went around Lin Feng and company and floated outside of the hole.
Boundless golden sand flew straight out from the mountain, landing in the desert land at the foot of the lone mountain and mixing together with the gray sand on the desert, dotting it with golden light.
Lin Feng who witnessed this scene understood in his heart: “This golden sand is all the sand that Kang Nanhua refined using his mana. It is powerful but the quantity is ultimately limited, thus he let it all out to be mixed with the regular sand outside.”.
“It was akin to having a group of trained officers and placing them amongst the basic troops to lead the recruits.”.
Outside of the lone mountain General Xie naturally also saw all that was happening. He laughed coldly: “They also laid down a large-scale formation here?”. As he finished speaking, the sword in his hand pointed from a distance.
The massive sword point at the eye of the dark cloud vortex in the air roared out of the clouds with a shrill whistle, shooting down at the lone mountain like a doomsday disaster.
Lin Feng’s heart tightened. This General Xie was also an accomplished fighter, his fighting experience must be incredibly rich. Not giving Kang Nanhua time to finishing setting up his formation, he instantly started attacking.
But Kang Nanhua was not anxious. His formation was already set up a long time ago, right then he was just activating it.
His two hands changed spell signs again and the flowing water mixed together with the golden sand, turning into a stream of dark yellow water. It flew out of the lone mountain and assimilated into the vast marsh in the Great Swamp of the Ancient Regions.
“Boom!”. With a loud crash that sounded like a flood breaching a dam, the marshland at the edge of the lone mountain’s desert land all exploded. It linked together with the golden sand spread over the desert before and turned into a mudslide that was like a torrential flood that flooded towards the lone mountain.
Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation!
The holy water of the eternal river flowed endlessly, nurturing all life in calmness, flooding the world when roaring.
Kang Nanhua secretly sighed: “My Secret Mantra of the Flowing Sand was just a fragment of the Ancient Mantra of the Flowing Sand of Ganges. I can only unleash the power of the first level, ‘The Change of Quicksand’. If I could use all of the abilities and transformations of the formation I would be able to destroy this Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation before us.”.
The surging mud turned into a monstrous wave that charged upwards.
At the same time, the lone mountain that stood above the desert sank without a stop into the ground while accompanied by continuous rumbling.
The boundless black and yellow muddy quicksand actually flew up into the air, forming a massive loop in the air that flowed endlessly. It enveloped that lone mountain that was gradually sinking into the earth and of which only a small hill remained.
The river of time rushed forward without stop, unstoppable and irreversible.
Kang Nanhua’s Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation revealed a certain kind of steadfast and never faltering conception of power.
The massive pitch-black sword descended from the dark clouds, heavily cutting on the dark yellow Ganges water. It was hindered by the muddy quicksand and was unable to advance forward.
The flowing mud sand bumped into the massive pitch-black sword and constantly wore down the malicious mana harbored within.
His attack was obstructed, but at the front of the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation General Xie’s face revealed a smile: “Victory has never been obtained by a passive defense. You’ve lost this battle!”.
He shouted aloud. The Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation’s aura once again climbed. The mana of the 3000 cultivators gathered together, turning into a massive black column of smoke visible to the naked eye. It soared up to the nine heavens and continuously poured into the dark clouds.
The power of the massive pitch-black sword that stretched out from the dark clouds became increasingly deeper and condensed. Its monstrous killing intent also seemed to have become a lot fainter, but it was even more terrifying. Because this killing intent ran even deeper and was more restrained, should it explode, its effects will certainly be even more violent and savage.
Presiding over the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation, Kang Nanhua was the first to notice the changes within. The massive pitch-black sword’s downward momentum was originally already stopped, but at that instant, its power suddenly further increased and actually had signs of gradually breaking through the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation.
Even though the speed was extremely slow, virtually to the point where it was imperceptible, the massive pitch-black sword once again started descending.
Bit by bit, step by step, it looked like it was faltering and struggling, but it carried an unstoppable air. No matter how Kang Nanhua pushed the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation, he was unable to stop the massive pitch-black sword’s momentum of descent.
Kang Nanhua’s expression was very grave. The Ganges formation may have been constantly sweeping over the massive pitch-black sword attempting to wear down the power within, but its speed was so slow that it can virtually be ignored. Towards the crisis before them, it was just a drop in the bucket.
In the belly of the mountain, Lin Feng may not be able to see the scenery outside, but seeing Kang Nanhua’s expression he knew that the situation was not good.
Since the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation borrowed the Great Swamp of the Ancient Regions’ power, theoretically speaking it should have been in an invincible position. But in the first place, the formation that Kang Nanhua learned was incomplete. Secondly, the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation was truly too domineering.
3000 cultivators combined their power and poured all of it into General Xie. In addition, General Xie’s Heaven Defying Sword of Fatality was super strong and actually has signs of breaching the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation.
Human power ultimately had its ends. It fell short of the endlessness of the power of the world. If things dragged on for a long time, the victor would certainly be Kang Nanhua.
But with 3000 people unleashing all of their power in an instant, it was possible to breach the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation first before they exhausted their energy.
Now Lin Feng understood why Kang Nanhua said before that the crux of the matter was seeing who gave in first.
If the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation failed first and was breached by the enemy, then naturally everything would be over. If the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation held on and exhausted the mana of the 3000 Divine Martial cultivators outside first, then those Divine Martial soldiers would all be fish on the chopping board at the mercy of the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation.
Lin Feng secretly furrowed his brow and thought: “But looking at the situation right now it’s clearly Kang Nanhua who would give in first.”.
“What should I do?”. Lin Feng thoughts rapidly turned.
At that moment, the massive pitch-black sword’s sharp killing intent was already about to be unable to be suppressed. Endless sword energy burst forth. It was just like the crushing winds above the nine heavens that were constantly cutting at the mountain’s body that was still revealed on the surface.
At the forefront of the sword energy, the hard mountain rock was as fragile as tofu. Line after line was continuously being cut out on the mountain.
In the belly of the mountain, the earth trembled and the mountain swayed. Broken rocks constantly fell down and massive rocks directly crushed the houses in the village turning them into ruins.
Kang Nanhua’s face that had originally regained its rosy glow once again turned pale at this moment.
“The Host’s disciple Zhu Yi has obtained the Thunder Element Sigil. The Host has successfully completed the random side quest, rewarding one lottery chance!”.
Lin Feng was dazed for a moment before recovering. He said in his mind: “The little punks did not disappoint!”.
Although the reward for completing this side quest wasn’t a fixed amount of trading points but a lottery chance.
“Art of the Turbid Waves, Art of the Turbid Waves…” Lin Feng chanted the Tao technique that he was lacking in his heart and entered into the lottery system.
The wheel system… Nothing!
The dice system… Also nothing!
“…..”. Lin Feng’s chest tightened and he almost cursed.
The Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation’s offensive was growing increasingly heavier. At the deepest part of the belly of the mountain, Lin Feng could also feel violent vibrations and the Flowing Sand of the Ganges Formation looked like it was about to give in.
Kang Nanhua pressed his lips together unyieldingly. He didn’t say anything and only continued to support the formation with his full power.
A hint of despair flashed across the eyes of Yue Hongyan and company momentarily, which was then replaced by a look of unparalleled resolve and unyielding spirit.
Lin Feng’s palms were already sweating, he rapidly thought in his heart: “What should I do now, exactly what should I do? Exactly… Wait a second!”.
Suddenly lifting his head, Lin Feng’s eyes stared straight at Kang Nanhua: “Please God, don’t be wrong!”.
Kang Nanhua’s Tao technique, the Secret Mantra of the Flowing Sand should also meet the requirements for the element of “Lake”, right?
Usually, it was undoubtedly difficult to scheme for such an Aurous Core Stage cultivator’s Tao technique, but the current crisis had created the adequate conditions for Lin Feng.
Danger was always accompanied by opportunity.
Lin Feng inhaled a deep breath and silently straightened his appearance. He then calmly opened his mouth asking: “Fellow Taoist Kang, the Tao technique you practice doesn’t seem to be complete?”.
At that time everybody’s hearts were all in their mouths. With Lin Feng’s sudden interruption, everybody instantly felt more uncomfortable. With Yue Hongyan at the head, they all glared at Lin Feng.
The more critical the situation was, the calmer Lin Feng appeared to be. He still had a calm and relaxed appearance. He didn’t look at Yue Hongyan and company who were glaring at him and just stared at Kang Nanhua.
While directing the formation Kang Nanhua nodded his head.
Lin Feng said: “This Secret Mantra of the Flowing Sand of yours, I vaguely remember seeing the complete version somewhere. Although I can’t confirm yet, I wonder if you can let me see it and let me compare them?”.