Chapter 966: The Stir Caused by a Demon Who Passed his Second Tribulation
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Earth Dragon King and the Azure Sky Dragon King were severely injured by Lin Feng and the Zu’e Grand Sage was killed. Under these circumstances, the Origins Dragon King continued to reside in the Black Sea and he did not come out.
This was not how the dragons usually did things.
In terms of style, the Origins Dragon King was no gentler than the Earth Dragon King.
Under these circumstances, regardless whether it’s the Celestial Sect of Wonders or the Great Void Sect, both believed that the Origins Dragon King was in the midst of doing something right now.
The most possible explanation was that this Vipralopa stage demon was finally confident enough, after many years of practice, of challenging the Second Tribulation of Destiny, The Great Calamity!
The worst-case scenario was that the Origins Dragon King had successfully passed the Second Tribulation of Destiny and was now recovering.
After Lin Feng returned to the Divine Lands carried out a series of actions targeted at the dragons of the Black Sea.
However, the Great Void Sect themselves did not enter the Black Sea. Instead, their targets were set in the Purple Mist Sea.
The Purple Mist Sea was under the jurisdiction of the Purple Sea Dragon King. For the dragons who lived in the Black Sea, it was their door to the outside world in the Barren Expanses. Normally, the Purple Sea Dragon King governed the place. While he kept a low-profile, the demons did not dare to underestimate him.
Everyone knew that the Purple Sea Dragon King was supported by the most powerful tribe of the Barren Expanses, the dragons.
However, this time, the Great Void Sect intruded into the Purple Mist Sea.
While the Supreme Heavenly Mirror had not left Mount Baiyun, the Tai Yi Holy Man and the Zheng Yi Holy Man had already led an expedition into the Barren Expanses. A bunch of elders from the Great Void Sect had intruded into the Purple Mist Sea.
As if they had all sensed something different about the Origins Dragon King in the Black Sea, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, the Heavenly Master Grand Sage, the Golden Roc Grand Sage and other powerful demons all did not do anything this time. Instead, they watched as the Great Void Sect approached the Purple Mist Sea.
After the battle with Lin Feng, the Origins Dragon King was unusually quiet. This aroused suspicion among the demons. Now that the Great Void Sect was planning to find out what had happened, they were naturally delighted to see the outcome of the Great Void Sect’s expedition.
The Purple Sea Dragon King, who had received news of their coming, did not hesitate. He brought the members of his tribe and abandoned the Purple Mist Sea and headed straight for the Black Sea.
While the Great Void Sect appeared intimidating as they chased away their opponents without a fight, they were deeply unhappy with this result. The demons of the Barren Expanses too cursed.
This could only mean that the worst-case scenario was true. The Origins Dragon King successfully passed the Second Tribulation.
If he had been preparing for his Cardinal Tribulations Beginning Stage only, then while it was likely that he would act against Lin Feng, it was unlikely that he would allow the Great Void Sect to humiliate him by coming all the way to his domain. He would have surely battled them.
Of course, it could also be unlikely that the Origins Dragon King was not present. It was like how Lin Feng and the Great Void Sect once entered the Spirit Sea and could not get out for quite some time.
It could also be possible that he failed in crossing the Second Tribulation and died and the dragons were concealing news of his demise. It could also be possible that he did not even undergo the Second Tribulations but was injured.
To test their suspicions, the Tai Yi Holy Man and the Zheng Yi Holy Man allied together and approached the inter-world passage into the Black Sea.
The dragons’ characteristic arrogance would not permit them to lay a trap for them by cutting off their exit and retreating even further into the Black Sea.
Their retreat into the Purple Mist Sea had been humiliating enough for them. Hence, when the Tai Yi Holy Man and the Zheng Yi Holy Man approached the Black Sea, the dragons could resist it no more. They called upon the powers of the Black Sea and attacked the two Great Void Sect elders.
Because it was only the entrance to the Black Sea, the Tai Yi Holy Man and the Zheng Yi Holy Man were able to retreat in time. However, the results of their findings made them even more solemn.
When they experienced the humongous pressure in the Black Sea, the Tai Yi Holy Man and the Zheng Yi Holy Man could ascertain that dragon controlling the Black Sea was not the heavily-injured Earth Dragon King but instead, the more powerful Origins Dragon King.
Furthermore, when the Black Sea sought repelled, they heard the wailing of the Dao within the Black Sea. This was not something that a Vipralopa stage demon could do. It would require a more powerful demon who was above the Vipralopa stage.
The Origins Dragon King had indeed successfully crossed the Second Tribulations. Right now, he should still be recovering. Hence, the power he was able to call up in the Black Sea was not much stronger than before.
After they left the Black Sea, the Tai Yi Holy Man, the Zheng Yi Holy Man, and the other elders of the Great Void Sect looked at each other as they fell silent.
While the Origins Dragon King had yet to recover fully, if he were pushed to the brink he would resist with all his powers, which would naturally be more than before.
Even the Earth Dragon King, whom Lin Feng injured and who did not act this time, would be a fearsome opponent if he were to fight.
Today, as the Supreme Heavenly Mirror had yet to recover completely, it would be difficult for the Tai Yi Holy man and the rest to attack the Black Sea.
If they were to battle to the death against the dragons, the situation would likely spiral out of control.
Right now, the other demons were watching happily from the side as they welcomed the help from the Great Void Sect in finding out about the powers of the dragons. If the two sides really were to fight, they would be even happier.
However, if a large-scale fight really broke out, they would no longer be just spectators.
For demons like the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, the Heavenly Master Grand Sage and the Golden Roc Grand Sage who were unwilling to submit to others, they were naturally unhappy to see the Origins Dragon King completing the Second Tribulation of Destiny. Any advantage possessed by the dragons displeased them.
They delighted in seeing a Pyrrhic war between the two sides.
This would be different from the fight Lin Feng had with the Earth Dragon King, the Golden Cicada and the White Tiger Grand Sage. In that fight, Lin Feng did not use all his powers and hence, the scope of battle did not expand. If the Great Void Sect attacked the Black Sea, it was going to be an all-out war.
Not only would the demons pay attention to it, even the cultivators of the Divine Lands would pay attention to the battle. The demons wished to take advantage of the battle and act only after the victor and the loser had been determined. By then, there would be not much difference. As the Great Void Sect was a major competitor to the many sects of the Divine Lands, the humans naturally would follow this battle with much interest.
Under this situation, it was likely that a War of the Two Worlds would completely break out.
Of course, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage hoped that the Great Void Sect would attack the Black Sea immediately. The sooner the war breaks out, the better. While the demons had no plan yet, it was preferable to watching the Origins Dragon King making a complete recovery.
If not for the fact that the humans were containing the Origins Dragon King, the demons would have been the ones doing it.
However, to the Great Void Sect, with the Origins Dragon King in a weak state and the Earth Dragon King severely injured, the entire dragon tribe was at its weakest. If they were to drag it, then the Origins Dragon King and the Earth Dragon King would make a complete recovery. Then, the dragons would be much more powerful.
However, right now, the Supreme Heavenly Mirror had yet to recover fully. Hence, with the dragons enduring the humiliation of being barricaded in the Black Sea, it was still difficult for them to break into it.
While Lin Feng had killed many demons, the power of the demons could not be underestimated.
In particular, if they were to fight now, the Phoenix Tribe and the Divine Parasol Tree Tribe would join in too.
In the eyes of these two tribes, the Great Void Sect was taking advantage of the weaknesses of others by provoking a fight right now.
While their opinions differed, the Phoenix Tribe and the Divine Parasol Tree Tribe had good ties with the dragons. Coupled with the fact that the actions of the Great Void Sect went against their principles, it was extremely likely that they would help the dragons.
Even though Lin Feng’s relationship with them was not bad, they would at most choose not to fight with disciples from the Celestial Sect of Wonders and instead, focus their attention on the Great Void Sect.
“Senior Tai Yi…” The Zheng Yi Holy Man looked at the Tai Yi Holy Man. The Tai Yi Holy Man’s eyes were shut and his expression was serious as he said, “We shall talk about it more later.”
When the Great Void Sect left, the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and company were unnaturally disappointed.
Since the last battle at Mount Shu, they had never called for a meeting of such importance before. Kuang Heng and every other member of the Supreme Elder Council attended the meeting. If they could not attend in person, they would project their image over.
When everyone was present, the Zheng Yi Holy Man asked, “Senior Tai Yi, how long more before the Origins Dragon King makes a complete recovery?”
The Tai Yi Holy Man said slowly, “While we exchanged blows across the Black Sea and I did not personally fight him, I can only give a rough estimate and that’s 20 years.”
The Tai Yi Holy Man referred to time in the Greater World. The Great Calamity did not care for the change in space and time and hence, the time the cultivator experienced would be exactly the same as time in the Greater World.
In other words, one who experienced the Great Calamity would be able to take advantage of accelerated time. Take, for example, the Origins Dragon King. Right now, he needed 20 years to make a full recovery. If he were to spend one year in a dimension where time passed 10 000 times faster, he would still need 19 more years when he exited the dimension.
Different cultivators would need different amount of time to recover. It was entirely up to individual cultivators.
Hearing the Tai Yi Holy Man’s response, the Zheng Yi Holy Man fell silent. Cai Fengzhou mumbled to himself, “20 years, it’s not enough…”
He turned his head to look at Yan Nanlai, who nodded and said, “It’s indeed not enough.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man said quietly, “It is not enough to attack the Black Sea. However, if the Origins Dragon King were to leave the Black Sea, then the situation would be different. Even if he returns to his peak condition, it will still be the same. He can be located at…”
Yun Yuanzhen sighed and said, “That’s something we can consider. If the Origins Dragon King calmed himself and did not rush to leave the Black Sea and gather his strength, he could undergo 2 to 3 more Great Calamities…”
Fu Yunkong arched his eyebrows and said, “There won’t be so much time. After 100 years in the Greater World, the Supreme Heavenly Mirror would recover completely.”
The Yu Yuan Holy Woman’s expression was cold as she said, “That’s only if the Supreme Heavenly Mirror did nothing but to rest.”
Her expression swept her surroundings as she said, “Today, however, the Divine Lands is not at peace…”