Chapter 967: An Unstable Power, the Celestial Sect of Wonders!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“We don’t know what Lin Feng is thinking and with the return of the Emperor of the Dead, the situation in the Divine Lands is very chaotic too…”
Everyone knew what the Yu Yuan Holy Woman was talking about. The Qing Ning Holy Man looked at the Qing Yi Holy Woman and said, “While you have said that we should allow Lin Feng to go and further cultivate his sword, we did not know about the Origins Celestial Dragon then.”
“Today, with the special situation before us, I believe that it is the best opportunity to release the restrictions from the powerful sword of the Master of the Celestial Sect,” said the Qing Ning Holy Man slowly. “Lin Feng plots a lot and we cannot expect him to fight to the death against the Origins Dragon King. However, we can expect him to hold him off for a while.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man shook his head and said, “He will not enter into the Black Sea on his own accord. On the side of the dragons, before the Origins Dragon King make a complete recovery, they will not leave the Black Sea too.”
Yun Yuanzhen’s expression was calm as he said, “Right now, the two sides have serious grievances with each other that could not be resolved immediately. One spark, and they are likely to start fighting.”
“While Lin Feng is devious, he will not allow himself to be taken advantage of. This time, when he entered the Barren Expanses, it was because his disciple had been kidnapped by the Golden Cicada. Following the same principle, if his other disciples were to be lost in the Black Sea, he would naturally enter the Black Sea too.”
Yun Yuanzhen closed her eyes and smiled as she said softly, “For the dragons, they would naturally delight in capturing and killing one of his disciples.”
Cai Fengzhou looked at Yun Yuanzhen and arched his eyebrows, “Junior Yun…”
Yun Yuanzhen looked at him and nodded her head while saying seriously, “Unlike the Supreme Heavenly Mirror, his sword possesses an apocalyptic desire. If its restrictions are further released, then he may be unable to control it. Then, it will truly be dangerous.”
“Now is the best time to use it.”
Wu Mengqi asked quietly, “Who’s the target?”
The Yu Yuan Holy Woman said, “Either Wang Lin or Shi Tianhao. Ideally, it should be Wang Lin but Shi Tianhao goes to the Barren Expanses more often.”
Fu Yunkong, Cai Fengzhou and Lin Daohan frowned and said nothing. The Qing Yi Holy Woman looked at the Tai Yi Holy Man, Yan Nanlai, the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Yi Holy Man as she said, “We can discuss this in greater details. The coming of the Origins Dragon King is too sudden. I personally feel that our sect should prepare ourselves for another War of the Two Worlds.”
“Looking at the situation in the Divine Lands right now, I believe that the Celestial Sect of Wonders can be categorized as an ‘unstable power’.”
The Zheng Yi Holy Man said quietly, “I agree.”
Kuang Heng, the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Wu Mengqi all looked casual as they nodded their heads and said, “We agree.”
Yun Yuanzhen, the Qing Ning Holy Man and the Yu Yuan Holy Woman said, “We agree.”
Fu Yunkong, however, frowned and said, “When he went to the Barren Expanses to search for his disciple, the Master of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was merciless. He killed a whole bunch of demons. Looking at it, if a War of the Two Worlds breaks out, he will not sit by and do nothing.”
“The power of the Celestial Sect of Wonders can be of vital importance in the upcoming war.”
“While we are not wrong in categorizing it as an ‘unstable power’, I believe that it may cause unforeseen changes. Then, I don’t think it will be beneficial to the War of the Two Worlds.”
While everyone before him was more senior, Fu Yunkong still raised her objection. When the Qing Yi Holy Woman heard it, he did not show any sign of disapproval. Instead, he said calmly, “Yunkong, the mind of the Master of the Celestial Sect is more complicated than you think. In reality, the Celestial Sect of Wonders is not a stable element.”
When Fu Yunkong heard that, a look of contemplation appeared on her face. then, another voice rang from his side, “I agree with the Qing Yi Holy Woman’s proposal.”
Fu Yunkong looked over in shock. The speaker was Yan Nanlai.
Then, the Tai Yi Holy Man’s ancient and clear voice rang, “I agree too.”
Hearing that, not only was Fu Yunkong astonished, even Kuang Heng, the Xuan Lin Holy Man, the Yu Yuan Holy Woman, Cai Fengzhou, Yun Yuanzhen and Lin Daohan were astonished too.
Only the Qing Yi Holy Man, the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Yi Holy Man looked calm.
The Tai Yi Holy Man closed his eyes and calmly ‘looked’ at everyone and then said slowly, “The powerful sword is secondary. What caught my attention was an item and a skill Lin Feng used in his most recent voyage into the Barren Expanses.”
“The item does not need any explanation. It was the seal that separated the Earth Dragon King’s body from his soul.”
Every present nodded their heads. They had received news of that and the power of the seal shocked them. Compared to the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation or the teachings of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, it was much more shocking.
It could control even a Vipralopa stage demon. While its effect did not last very long, for people of their level, that time was more than enough.
Lin Feng’s Heaven-Slicing Seal could be viewed as a trump card against the demons.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man mumbled, “The seal…”
The Tai Yi Holy Man waved his hand and said, “We can talk about this later. Another thing that caught my attention was how the Master of the Celestial Sect demonstrated a spell in his battle against the Ten Thousand Mantras Ape, the Earth Dragon King and the Golden Cicada, that was able to fuse the heavens and earth back together.”
“This spell can be used by his dragon avatar too,” said the Tai Yi Holy Man with a serious expression. “Furthermore, he can cast the spell together with his dragon avatar. While I did not witness it perfectly, I too feel that there is something amiss about this spell.”
“Evidently, some spells can be used by both demons and humans. however, there is something different about the spell the Master of the Celestial Sect used.”
Yan Nanlai continued his master’s sentence as he said, “When we connected the dots, we also realized that Lin Feng had abandoned his Steel Tree Avatar suddenly in the Ying Sea and then, cultivated a purely demonic avatar. We started to make guesses based on this.”
Here, everyone’s face turned solemn as the Qing Yi Holy Woman said, “The mind of the Master of the Celestial Sect is complex indeed and much more cunning than we thought. He is also very ambitious. This is the same as his plan to resist the Supreme Heavenly Mirror by cultivating his powerful sword alone.”
“It is extremely dangerous for the Divine Lands for him to act in this way. Hence, I propose that in the next War of the Two Worlds, we should categorize the Celestial Sect of Wonders as an unstable power.”
Fu Yunkong fell silent for a long while and then, she nodded his head and said, “I agree to the Qing Yi Holy Woman’s proposal.”
Lin Daohan, who had been listening quietly by the side, said calmly, “The Supreme Heavenly Mirror has yet to recover fully. Coupled with the fact that the Origins Dragon King passed his Second Tribulation, it is disadvantageous for us humans to categorize the Celestial Sect of Wonders as an unstable power.”
The Xuan Yi Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou said nothing. Normally, they would not vote on this matter. However, they chose to keep silent this time.
After a long while, Cai Fengzhou said hesitantly, “Should we wait and observe?”
The Qing Yi Holy Woman said, “No one can predict how the battle will turn out. Neither can anyone predict how the situation will turn out after the battle. If there’s really an uncontrollable change, it will be too late to do anything anyway.”
Yan Nanlai said quietly, “Even if we label the Celestial Sect of Wonders as an unstable power, then we can view the previous unstable power, the descendants of the Emperor of the Ancients, as a potential ally.”
The Yu Yuan Holy Woman said coldly, “Because of Xiao Yan, the Celestial Sect of Wonders is close to the Ancient Longevity World. They may become allies.”
Yan Nanlai said, “We shall continue observing them. After all, this too is due to the rise of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, which affected the mindset of the descendants of the Emperor of the Ancients. In this context, it is natural to view them as an ally in the upcoming War of the Two Worlds. Of course, we must guard against their possible alliance with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
The Xuan Yi Holy Man who was silent throughout the conference opened his mouth and said, “We can continue observing the interaction between the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Ancient Longevity World. Since we are sure that another War of the Two Worlds is going to break out, we should eliminate the powers that we view as our enemies.”
Yan Nanlai nodded his head and said, “Yes, we have to take care of the Emperor of the Dead and the Hall of the Dead. With his rebirth, the Emperor of the Dead naturally wished to regain his former powers. To do so, he will have to spend a considerable amount of effort. This may be his weakest point.”
Yun Yuanzhen’s gaze flashed as she said, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders does not get along well with the Emperor of the Dead and the Hall of the Dead. While Wang Lin may only just be in his Immortal Soul stage, he threatens the Emperor of the Dead and all his allies.”
“His seventh disciple, Shi Tianhao, does not get along well with the Emperor of the Dead. Rumor has it that the cultivators of the Hall of the Dead are searching for his grandfather and his parents in the Void Battleground.”
Yan Nanlai said, “We can ally together with the Celestial Sect of Wonders in this aspect and then observe their behavior. This is important in helping us come to a decision about the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
The Qing Ning Holy Woman frowned and said, “The Emperor of the Dead is hidden. On one hand, he is recovering his strength. On the other hand, he hopes that we will start fighting with the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Even if he has grievances with the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he will attempt to control it.”
The Yu Yuan Holy Woman looked at Yan Nanlai and said, “Sect Leader, do you have news about the Emperor of the Dead’s whereabouts?”
Yan Nanlai nodded his head and said nothing. His gaze fell upon Wu Mengqi.
Wu Mengqi’s pupils shone with a weird light. From his pupils, one could see the apocalyptic scene in the Netherworld Sea as he said slowly, “The odd happenings in the Netherworld Sea may be related to him.”
He paused for a while and then continued, “This incident concerns the Ancient Longevity World where the descendants of the Emperor of the Ancients reside.”
“When the demons invaded Mount Taihua and attacked Mount Yujing, something happened at the same time in the Ancient Longevity World. The Netherworld Sea appears to have split open there.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man then said, “When the River Styx Priest was killed in the Middle Ages, we obtained some news about the Emperor of the Dead. His third disciple, the Nether Priest, could not be found. Junior Wu felt someone communicating to the Netherworld Sea before. We suspect that it is the Nether Priest.”
“The Emperor of the Ancients and the ancestors of our sect worked together to overthrow the Emperor of the Dead. Looking at the information in our sect, the Emperor of the Ancients possessed something that the Emperor of the Dead wanted. Then, with the fall of the Emperor of the Ancients, the item landed in the hands of others. However, as we cannot confirm the news, we do not know if it’s true or false, much less the specifics of the item.”
“Looking at it now, the change in the Ancient Longevity World is related to the Emperor of the Dead. It’s also a lead to find him.”