Chapter 979: Escape!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng did not know how to respond to the fact that he stepped right into the center of someone else’s battle.
He swept the Sirius Grand Sage, the Qiong Qi Grand Sage and the Six-Horned Grand Sage with his gaze. The attacks by the Sirius Grand Sage and the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation were already before him. Lin Feng was caught at the intersection point between the two powers.
“This form of welcome is beyond my expectation,” laughed Lin Feng as he shook his head. He had no intention of avoiding the attack.
The Thunder Dragon Avatar and the Avatar of Ares stood to the left and the right respectively as they turned towards the attack that was only inches away from them.
The violent, physical strength of the Avatar of Ares burst forth. It was as if a tiny world was trembling non-stop.
The Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor on the Avatar of Ares’ body emitted a powerful dragon awe and from the chinks in its armor, red and yellow light spewed forth.
On the head of the Avatar of Ares, steam boiled. It was as if it had turned into a light made out of world was slowly turning concrete.
In the tiny world, it was formed entirely from the martial will of Lin Feng’s Avatar of Ares. Life appeared to spring forth in the world as it turned into an actual world.
Faced with the Sirius Grand Sage’s blood-red demon light, the Avatar of Ares was expressionless as he extended his hands. As he reached out with his five fingers, odd streams of Qi that were like a thousand dragons started to curl in the void.
In the next instant, the Avatar of Ares grabbed onto the Sirius Grand Sage’s blood-red light with his bare hands. Something appeared to be struggling viciously in the hands of the Avatar of Ares, like an animal that was trying to break free.
Shadows of humans and demons flitted across the blood-red light.
Regardless whether the shadows were humans or demons, their faces were all severely distorted and all of them brimmed with a bloodthirsty intent. They appeared hell-bent on killing all creations.
As the Avatar of the Ares slowly released its grip, the blood-red light lost its power and finally, the red in the light retreated. It then turned into a formless cloud and disappeared.
The Sirius Grand Sage’s blood-red eyes stared intently at Lin Feng. They were two oceans made from blood. An icy-cold, murderous intent glazed over the red ocean.
A wolf was naturally vicious and cruel. From that move, the Sirius Grand Sage knew that while Lin Feng’s Avatar of Ares may appear to be in the Immortal Soul Second Level only, he was more of a match for him.
In particular, the magic treasure on Lin Feng, the Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor, was special indeed. Combined with the Avatar of Ares, its effects were indeed extraordinary as the two of them complemented each other’s abilities.
As Xiao Yan and the rest had reached the Immortal Soul stage, Lin Feng obtained four chances to improve the level of his magic treasures from the system. The first time he used it was on the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner. He used it twice on the Saros Magical Tree and the last time he used it was on the Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor.
Right now, the Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor was in its Metaplasia level. Combined with the Avatar of Ares, its powers were indeed exceptional.
Lin Feng’s Avatar of Ares stared calmly in the Sirius Grand Sage as he slowly destroyed the blood-red ray of light.
On the other side, the Thunder Dragon Avatar faced the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation directly.
When he saw the bright, eye-dazzling light from Mercury, which appeared to be only inches away, Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar, who was in the human form, smiled. His entire body flashed with light. Red, yellow, green and blue lights could be seen. On top of these lights, there was another layer of black and white light.
Faced with the attack of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, the Thunder Dragon Avatar did not try to dodge. Instead, he roared!
With that roar, thunder light shot out from his mouth and turned into a big, thick pillar of thunder. It met the blue light pillar from the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation heads-on!
The four-colored thunder pillar, which was cloaked with the black-and-white light, appeared to be endless. The four colors swirled about and the energy within it continually increased. Faced with the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, it did not give way. In the end, the blue light from the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation slowly started to crack and fall apart.
When he saw this scene, the Qiong Qi Grand Sage’s eyelids fluttered. In this Ancient Desolate Galaxy, regardless whether it was his own powers or the powers of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, both were extremely strong.
However, Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar was purely demonic as well. In the Ancient Desolate Galaxy, he was like a fish in water.
Furthermore, Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar was still in its Undying Demon Soul Second Level. If it were in its Undying Demon Soul Third Level, then its powers would be even stronger.
Furthermore, Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar was able to resist against the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation without revealing his true form. This made the hearts of the Qiong Qi Grand Sage, the Sirius Grand Sage and the Six-Horned Grand Sage sink.
Of course, the power of the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation had not been maximized. But neither was the Thunder Dragon Avatar at its peak too.
The eyes of the Six-Horned Grand Sage flashed and he turned to leave. He turned into a ray of golden light and disappeared into the stars.
The Sirius Grand Sage looked at Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar and Avatar of Ares. His huge form shuddered, and he left too.
The Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation flickered slightly in the distance and trembled. Then, it shrunk into a tiny dot and disappeared too. From the start to the end, the Qiong Qi Grand Sage had yet to reveal himself.
The three demons decided to leave at the same time.
Through the Mount Shu Battle and his fight against the Earth Dragon King and the Golden Cicada in the Barren Expanses, Lin Feng had made quite a name for himself. Right now, while his avatars were the one present instead of he himself, no one could be sure that Lin Feng himself would not appear out of nowhere.
Under these circumstances, the Sirius Grand Sage and the other demons chose to leave. However, everyone knew what they were thinking.
Regardless whether it was the Sirius Grand Sage, the Qiong Qi Grand Sage of the Six-Horned Grand Sage, all of them had arrogant personalities. However, all they could think of right now was to escape as soon as possible.
Five years ago, Lin Feng had said in his battle against the Earth Dragon King, the Golden Cicada, the Azure Sky Dragon King, the White Tiger Grand Sage and the Xiangliu Grand Sage that only those in the Vipralopa stage had the ability to challenge him. Anyone else who did so was courting death.
When Lin Feng said that, his tone was peaceful and matter-of-factly. It was as if he was recounting something that could not be more normal. However, reality had demonstrated that it was no lie.
Even if the three demons were unwilling, there was nothing they could do but to leave.
Even if they had any other intention, they had to understand the situation before they could do anything. They would surely not rush up blindly.
Hence, Lin Feng’s surrounding, which was previously a battleground, became empty almost instantly.
There was only a few, broken shards of starlight and chaotic aura. The center of the battleground was reduced to chaos, which appeared to be the only evidence that a battle had taken place here.
Lin Feng did not give chase to the Qiong Qi Grand Sage and the Sirius Grand Sage. Instead, he swept the battleground with his supernatural awareness.
“Oh, this area has a very high concentration of stars. The powers of the stars here are gentler and easier to absorb,” thought Lin Feng. “The three of them probably all wanted this spot. Hence, they fought.”
As he had used the Ten Crucibles Spell Formation to interfere with the opening of the gate to the Starry Sea, Lin Feng hoped that this inter-world exit into the Starry Sea would bring him closer to the Crucible of the Divine Lands. It appeared that his efforts were not wasted.
This patch of stars was indeed extraordinary. It was likely a result of the Crucible of the Divine Lands, which should be hidden somewhere around here.
However, he could not sense the Crucible of the Divine Lands around him. He was unsure whether the Crucible of the Divine Lands deliberately hid himself away. Hence, even if Lin Feng himself was present, it would take some time to find him.
Because of the concentration of stars, they would naturally interfere with the search for the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
“However, I did not expect the Golden Roc Grand Sage to possess one gate into the Starry Sea,” chuckled Lin Feng. “That’s reasonable, though. There must be a reason for the rapid increase in the Golden Roc Grand Sage’s power.”
The fact that the Qiong Qi Grand Sage could come in more or less mean that the Golden Roc Grand Sage possessed one such gate into the Starry Sea. If not, he would have to trade it with someone else, likely at the price of his Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
After all, the Qiong Qi Grand Sage was rather infamous.
For the Sirius Grand Sage and the Six-Horned Grand Sage, they naturally entered the Starry Sea through the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage and the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage.
Lin Feng thought, “I heard that when four gates to the Starry Sea open at the same time, one could enter the Star Tomb.”
The Star Tomb was a Holy Ground in the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. Legend had it that with the flow of time, more and more star skulls would be accumulated in the Star Tomb.
Like its name suggested, a star skull was the bone of a star. However, it was rather special. When a star died, it would gradually return to nothing. However, the light from the stars would crystallize into something concrete, known as a star skull.
Compared to a star, a star skull possessed much more power. Furthermore, the power of the stars in a star skull was much easier to absorb.
As more and more star skulls accumulated in the star tomb, it became a huge vault of resources.
Star skulls were unique to the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. While one could cultivate the power of the stars in the Greater World and use its power, these stars would eventually die one day. Only the Star Tomb of the Ancient Desolate Galaxy could produce more star skulls.
Regardless whether it was the Primordial Age, the Antiquity Age, the Middle Age or the Modern Age, and regardless whether demons or humans control the Starry Sea, the first thing the master of the Starry Sea would do was to open the Star Tomb and collect the star skulls. Then, he would close the Star Tomb and wait for a period of time.
Before the change to the passageway into the Starry Sea in the Primordial Age, it was not difficult to open the Star Tomb. However, after the passageway to the Starry Sea changed and turned into six gates into the Starry Sea, it became more difficult to do so. One would need to open four gates to the Starry Sea to open the Star Tomb.
Originally, it was nothing. The Holy Demonic Emperor of the demons would normally collect the gates to the Starry Sea and then control it.
However, after the battle 4000 years ago which caused the fall of the Hades Emperor, the six gates to the Starry Sea were split apart and fell into the hands of different demons.
Lin Feng was not sure if the Star Tomb had been opened since the last War of the Two Worlds. If it had yet to be opened, then the amount of star skulls accumulated in the Star Tomb must be astronomical right now.
“Dragons, apes, Heavenly Charm, Golden Roc…” Lin Feng frowned. “While it is unlikely that they will ally together, it’s still possible. I should prepare as soon as possible.”