Chapter 986: The Great Void Sect Appears!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Taking the blow from Luo Qingwu’s Seven Fires Sky-Reaching Sword squarely, the Blood Mane Grand Sage was instantly wounded heavily, with both his true form and his Undying Demonic Soul suffering injuries.
However, this blow had also kindled his savagery. Among the wild howls, the vast blood sea suddenly contracted, enveloping his enormous physique as it transformed into a streak of thin, blood-red light. Maneuvering past Yue Hongyan, he charged right at the one who injured him – Luo Qingwu.
Previously, the Seven Fires Sky-Reaching Sword strike had already almost depleted the Primordial Fire stored in the Seven Treasures Bamboo Fire Cane, as well as consuming much of Luo Qingwu’s own Mana. However, facing the rampaging Blood Mane Grand Sage, coming straight at her, the purple-clad girl’s expression was steadfast as always. Mustering her remaining strength, she did not continue to control her sword, but rather raised her left hand to her face, obscuring her eyes.
The next moment, a streak of black light suddenly lit up on her fair, flawless forehead.
The black light was so pure that it was beyond description. Crystal clear like the purest polar ice, it resembled a clear, unadulterated black ice crystal, within which countless divine runes were inscribed.
The black divine light expanded. Wherever it reached, all was silent.
During the infinitely many years that have passed since the beginning of time, there was once one who meditated on the Great Tao of the universe. He proposed that the destruction of the universe was not actually a particularly cataclysmic event; rather, in utter silence, everything will return, irreversibly and irresistibly, to the eternal darkness. No light, no heat; soundlessly, the Heaven and the Earth are annihilated, and all of Creation will walk the final path.
Right now, this black divine light emitted from Luo Qingwu’s forehead was evidently manifesting this terrifying, yet silent transformation.
Luo Qingwu’s Holy Light of Creation – Void Annihilation Divine Light!
Although due to the limitations of Luo Qingwu’s current cultivation level, the Void Annihilation Divine Light was only the tip of the iceburg, however, it had already displayed shocking, boundless potential.
Illuminated by the Void Annihilation Divine Light, although the blood-red light formed by the Blood Mane Grand Sage did not return to the eternal graveyard right away, he was still frozen in mid-air temporarily, exposing himself and his movements.
The blood fog surrounding him rapidly condensed, forming blood-red ice crystals before fragmenting and disappearing into nothingness.
With just this slight pause, Yue Hongyan had already swerved around, her ferocious Unstoppable Thunderstorm Spear chasing right after the Blood Mane Grand Sage. It slammed into the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s back with enormous force, causing his entire body to shudder. His protective blood fog having already been disintegrated by Luo Qingwu’s Void Annihilation Divine Light, Blood Mane Grand Sage’s back was now a mess of blood and flesh.
The Blood Mane Grand Sage howled, berserk. Ignoring the numerous major injuries on his body, he suddenly flipped his body around, his huge jaws clamping down towards Yue Hongyan.
The lower half of his body was firmly nailed in place by Yue Hongyan’s Royal Extermination Pole-Ax, but the upper half suddenly transformed into blood-red light. Abruptly, his physique contracted thousand-fold, becoming just like an ordinary wild wolf; however, his speed and strength increased rather than decreased. With a flash, he had already charged in front of Yue Hongyan, biting towards her neck.
At this moment, the Blood Mane Grand Sage was also putting his own life on the line. He tore his own body in half, just to deal Yue Hongyan a dying, fatal blow.
At this critical juncture, Yue Hongyan tilted her body slightly, evading the critical spot – her neck as the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s teeth sank straight into her shoulder.
Brilliant light gushed out of the Seven Merciless Stars Armor as the smell of murder roared; they formed blades of purple light, slicing into the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s flesh.
However, the Grand Sage was a fearsome one as well. He did not yield even a little ground, biting down and refusing to budge. The feral strength was such that even the Seven Merciless Stars Armor let out ear-piercing screeches.
The raging blood-red light blasted through the Seven Merciless Stars Armor into Yue Hongyan’s body, in an attempt to end her with brute force.
Yue Hongyan’s face remained expressionless. Her right shoulder, clamped between the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s jaws, cannot utilize any strength, but her right hand was still holding the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax. Meanwhile, her left hand relaxed, and then formed a fist forcefully.
She let out a resounding cry as she raised her left fist forcefully into the air.
The scene suddenly transformed. Among the howls of the raging wind, a patch of heavy thunderclouds seemed to appear above their heads. Within the thunderclouds, thunderclaps rolled as lightning flashed continuously; then, a torrent of rain poured down. The wind and the rain howled, enveloping the entire world in their vision.
Raging thunder, penetrating wind, flashing lightning, torrential rain. In an instant, they poured straight down, blasting the Void apart and going berserk like the basic elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Immeasurable strength was created, and then annihilated without pause.
Taught by Lin Feng himself directly, the result of using the Four Appearances Heaven Cleaving Script to drive the Heavenly Hammer of the Eight Trigrams – the Four Appearances World-Destroying Hammer!
Yue Hongyan’s left fist smashed down with heaven-collapsing momentum. Within a thousand-kilometer radius, even the sky and the ground were trembling as her fist smashed through the Void and the cosmos.
The fist, white as jade, smashed into the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s skull with a thunderous sound. It crushed this wolf Grand Sage’s skull decisively, reducing it to smithereens as red and white exploded everywhere.
“Aaah-ooooo!” The Blood Mane Grand Sage’s pained howl was trapped in his mouth as his skull was blasted apart. The shame of being slain by a few Nascent Soul cultivators, mixed with the fear of death and bitter remorse, caused his Demonic Soul, already on the verge of disintegrating, ripple uncontrollably.
Mustering his final strength, the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s entire true body exploded into a vast cloud of blood. Under the command of his Demonic Soul, it formed an arrow of blood, piercing right through Yue Hongyan’s shoulder!
A hole was blasted in Seven Merciless Stars Armor as the momentum hurled Yue Hongyan backwards.
The blood arrow pierced Yue Hongyan’s shoulder, exiting from the back of the scapula and shot towards the horizon. Now, the Blood Mane Grand Sage sought vengeance, but merely hoped to escape with his life.
Having attained Undying Demonic Soul, although his physical body had been utterly destroyed and himself injured to the extent that he was hovering at the verge of death, if he received timely medical attention, there was a chance of saving his life. Even if he will lose much of his power, there will still be the hope of survival.
However, several black tornados in the Black Nightmare Saint-Trapping Formation suddenly dropped down, immobilizing his remaining Soul immediately.
Although her face was deathly pale, Yue Hongyan pursed her lips tightly and did not make a sound. Completely ignoring her own injuries, she changed the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax over to her left hand and, swinging it in a vicious arc, shattered what remains of the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s Soul.
“No!” A shrill, mournful howl emitted from the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s Demonic Soul. However, he could only watch as he met his end – his Soul annihilated, his body obliterated!
A Demon Grand Sage who had attained Undying Demonic Soul – slain!
As Yue Hongyan slashed down with the Pole-Ax, her body shuddered. Blood erupted from the wound on her right shoulder, forming a scorching heat wave that radiated outwards.
To a physical martial arts cultivator like her, physical damage and loss of blood was a very serious problem. Without timely medical attention, the damage would be fundamental.
However, at this instant, Luo Qingwu had already appeared before her. As she made a sword gesture with her right hand, the index and middle fingers of her left hand pointed upwards like erect swords. Bright yellow sword radiance extended from the tip of her finger; although bladed and erect, it did not appear bellicose, but rather, betrayed a vibrant sense of life.
With a wave, the tip of the glowing sword of light on Luo Qingwu’s left hand pointed straight at Yue Hongyan’s wound and thrust.
Yue Hongyan’s eyes were closed as she stood where she was, making no attempt to dodge and allowing Luo Qingwu’s sword radiance to stab her. Luo Qingwu’s sword radiance did not add further injuries, either.
Wherever the bright yellow sword radiance reached, the wound on Yue Hongyan’s right shoulder began to heal rapidly instead. Her bones, her sinews, her blood vessels all received healing as vibrant life force erupted from them.
One of Luo Qingwu’s Great Four Appearances Saint-Slaying Sword – the Virtuous Earth Sword of Life.
All life nurtured by one sword,
Infinite life force at the blade.
This sword gathered the essence of the righteous Earth as its own sword concept, and then forged the Central Wutu Divine Light in the Swelling Earth into the Treasure Light of the Virtuous Earth Divine Sword. It can nurture life, catalyzing the vigorous life force.
With the aid of Luo Qingwu’s Virtuous Earth Sword of Life, although Yue Hongyan was still rather weak, her injuries were no longer a threat.
However, at this moment, Li Yuanfang’s formation was shaking more and more vigorously as it was about to be tore apart by the Crimson Grand Sage.
Luo Qingwu’s Soul-Imprinted Avatar stopped the other Blood-Eyed Black Wolves while the Six-Horned Divine Monkey and the Golden-Feathered Great Roc were charging the Formation relentlessly, as they moved closer to the entrance of the Small Divine Lands World.
The Crimson Grand Sage, meanwhile, even broke through the blocking Black Nightmare Hurricane and the Nine Heavens Squall, charging before Yue Hongyan and Luo Qingwu as his enormous claws, glittering with golden light, raked at their heads.
The eyebrows of Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar raised slightly as he turned to look at the Crimson Grand Sage in the formation.
“Hmm?” At this precise moment, something clicked in Zhu Yi’s heart. Raising his head and looking in a different direction, he saw several Mana signatures, resembling white clouds, appeared from the distant, star-lit sky, falling towards the entrance of the Small Divine Lands World.
A voice sounded from amongst them. “This Mana signature and power concept…could it be the Crucible of the Divine Lands?”
At the same moment, in the distant place, a series of strong Mana ripples suddenly passed through the battlefield around the Cosmic Gate.
In the starry sky, white cloud vapor suddenly erupted, vast like the great oceans and engulfing the entire universe.
Amongst the white clouds, two figures appeared. One an old, white-clad man, his hair white as snow; the other a middle-aged man, his face calm as water.
However, the appearance of this two caused every single person present to cast their gazes on them.
Supreme Elders of the Great Void Sect, the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man extended his palm, his five fingers already grasping that Cosmic Gate!
However, upon touching the Cosmic Gate and sensing the signatures and ripples within, the Zheng Yi Holy Man’s brows raised slightly. “Not a Cosmic Gate without a master, it had already been controlled by someone…this sensation, it’s not the Demonic powers of Demons, but the Mana of human cultivators?”
He turned to look at Lin Feng’s Avatar of Ares and Thunder Dragon Avatar, who were currently engaged in battle with the Sirius Grand Sage and the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi. “No wonder people from the Celestial Sect of Wonders appeared here…they have in their hands a Cosmic Gate!”
At this moment, an enraged roar sounded in the air. “Let go!”
A massive black shadow charged out from the side as gigantic claws, so large they obscured the sun, grabbed at the Cosmic Gate.
It was an enormous black ape, its eyes scarlet red. Without striking any intimidating gestures, its great Demonic powers appear ready to penetrate the Heavens. A Vipralopa Stage Heavenly Demon Ape!
The current patriarch of the Immemorial Demon Ape Clan – the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage!
The Zheng Yi Holy Man’s gaze stiffened slightly as he made an arcane gesture with his left hand, and six multicolored halos appeared before him.
These six halos were of a different color each, and the images within were different as well. They resembled six distinct, independent small worlds; the power of the six worlds lent themselves to the Zheng Yi Holy Man together, forming streaks of divine light.
The Seven Worlds of the Great Void – Heavenly Six World Holy Ritual!
The Zheng Yi Holy Man grasped the Cosmic Gate with his right hand as his left palm slammed into the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage’s giant claw. The brutal battle caused the Void where their hands met to be shattered instantly; the star projections of the Greater World universe in this starry sea disintegrated in large patches, causing the real stars in the Greater World to become clouds of dust as well.
The Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage bared his teeth as his rampaging strength, blood, and Demonic powers resonated together. His body expanded non-stop, becoming ever more enormous as he began to materialize his true form.