Chapter 987: You Yourself Is the Key to Victory…or Defeat
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Upon manifesting his true form, the immense, sky-shattering strength caused even the Starry Sea around the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage’s body to tremble.
In the distance, the Small Divine Lands World shook slightly.
Lin Feng, looking at the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage, nodded. “Heavenly Demon Ape…they really do live up to their name.”
As a Heavenly Demon Ape, one of the few races that could match up to the Dragons, the Elephants, the Turtles, and the Ants in physical strength, the strength that the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage was displaying now was in no way inferior to the Earth Dragon King. Apart from physical strength, his violent Demonic powers even appeared to be somewhat superior.
If the Monkey showed his true form, his diamond-hard, indestructible body might be superior in defense, but in terms of pure strength, he would not be able to beat the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage either – unless he transformed into a Heavenly Demon Ape as well with his Ten Thousand Transformations.
With the exception of that era when the Emperor of Extremity, Shenyuan, led the rise of the Extreme Spiritual Divine Monkey Clan, commanding the Ancient Ape Demons and dominating the Barren Expanses, the Heavenly Demon Ape had always been the strongest of the Ancient Ape Demons. In the Primordial Age, as well as the time since the death of the Emperor of Extremity until now, the Heavenly Demon Ape Clan had always held the leadership of the Ancient Ape Demons.
Setting aside the Monkey, who goes in solitude and answers only to himself, the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage was currently the strongest of the Ancient Ape Demons.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man looked at the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage, his gaze calm and composed. “Yin Yang Elder, Drum Fairy. Thank you for your trouble.”
The Void Yin-Yang Bell and the Formation Bursting Drum appeared at the same time. One had black and white currents hovering around its body, the other, bright golden light flashing around its body.
“Zzzzz”, with a buzz, the body of the Void Yin-Yang Bell, which appeared to be formed by countless voids folding and solidifying, started to spread furiously at this instant. It was as if a world, condensed to a singularity, was suddenly restored to its original form.
The layers and layers of space was interacting and rubbing incessantly with the Starry Sea world as they pressed each other. However, it did not appear intense, but rather, embraced a feeling of balance and harmony.
The black and white Yin-Yang currents formed rolling clouds as well, surrounding and circling the edge of the space.
At the other side, the Formation Bursting Drum transformed into a streak of golden light and shot into the rolling clouds, gilding the vast world formed by the Void Yin-Yang Bell with a layer of gold.
This golden glow merged with the expanding folded space, first forming the foundation and the floor, and then the pillars, the crossbeam, the bricks, the doors, the windows, et cetera all rose out of the ground, finally solidifying into an impossibly magnificent gold-colored hall.
White clouds of fortune framed the splendid hall formed by the world, huge as it can be. From within the hall came the chants of countless saints and buddhas, like a holy kingdom had descended upon the Ancient Desolate Galaxy, its splendor and glory illuminating the greater world.
None other than the Destiny magic treasure, Great Void Holy Pavilion!
From the Pavilion, waves of light rippled outwards, as if it was going to make the entire Starry Sea world into its garden.
As his eyes opened and shut, the gesture formed by the Zheng Yi Holy Man’s left hand changed yet again. Amidst his fingers, white clouds circled and golden light flashed. It was as if countless figures were among the clouds and flashing light, chanting and singing as one.
His palm seemed to be lifting up a wondrous world, where divine voices ring; it was like the holiest of holy lands, a celestial kingdom which all aspires to.
Eight Heavens of the Great Void – Shen Heaven Holy Paradise!
Meanwhile, the Great Void Holy Pavilion had shed its original shape, completely transforming into a destiny world. From the outside, it resembled a huge, golden egg, surrounded by white gas.
Within the destiny world, thousands of figures flickered, like thousands of gods and buddhas manifesting their true forms.
The power concept within was similar to that of the Shen Heaven Holy Paradise, but intricate in its own way, forming an incredibly wondrous holy land.
Infinitely many characters of the Great Way appeared, forming currents of light, each of which being composed of billions of runes and formations.
With the support of the Zheng Yi Holy Man’s Shen Heaven Holy Paradise, its strength became even vaster, stopping the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage and preventing him from taking even one step beyond the line.
The most awe-inspiring, and also the most destructive clash since the beginning of the battle had now commenced. Mana and Demonic powers crashed into each other, causing the entire Starry Sea to tremble and shake relentlessly.
In the dark, starry sky, light flowed as an entire meteor shower erupted, radiant and breathtaking, as if the stars themselves were hurtling towards land.
Seeing this scene, Lin Feng smiled slightly. “Indeed, they do live up to their reputations…outstanding, each of them.”
His gaze stopped on the Zheng Yi Holy Man’s left hand, which was clutching the Cosmic Gate, and could not help but chuckle.
Another one who thought that sealing the Cosmic Gate would prevent his true body from arriving. Little did he know that with the Dual Dimension Vacuum Charm, he could swap his true body into this Starry Sea any time.
It’s just that Lin Feng’s true body was studying spells and did not want to be distracted, and thus allowed his Avatar and disciples to fight the Sirius Grand Sage and the other demons – and therefore, using them as practice for his disciples.
Of course, this was also because the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage, the Golden Roc Grand Sage, and the rest did not show themselves before this.
Now, although the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage had arrived, but what no one expected was that so did cultivators from the Great Void Sect. Thus, Lin Feng did not rush to send his true body over, but rather, watched the battle between the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage and the Zheng Yi Holy Man with considerable interest.
“The Dragon Clan, the Ape Clan, Heavenly Charms, and Golden Roc – they have a Cosmic Gate each. Plus my own one, that would already be five Cosmic Gates; maybe I had guessed wrongly and Hades do not have a Cosmic Gate, the last one had always been in the hands of the Great Void Sect?”
Lin Feng, pondering the question, shook his head slightly. “Shouldn’t be; I cannot feel the Mana resonance of the Cosmic Gate.”
While the Zheng Yi Holy Man clashed with the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage, the Xuan Lin Holy Man was not sitting on his hands either as his gaze swept from the Peacock Grand Sage to the Sirius Grand Sage, the Zhujian Grand Sage, the Qiong Qi Grand Sage, and the Six-Horned Grand Sage.
He did not hurry to make his move. To the Great Void Sect now, what they would love to see was a lose-lose situation between the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Demons, where they wore each other down. However, although the Xuan Lin Holy Man did not move, but by merely standing there, he forced the Sirius Grand Sage and the others to divert some attention to keeping an eye on him.
It’s just that, under the gaze of his eyes, seemingly flowing with emotion but also seemingly an empty void, Shi Tianhao and the others were also slightly unsettled.
In the battlefield now, Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar had a slight upper hand against the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation-wielding Qiong Qi Grand Sage. His Avatar of Ares was exchanging blows with the Sirius Grand Sage in what can be considered a stalemate.
The fighting elsewhere, meanwhile, was not going well for the Celestial Sect of Wonders. The Six-Horned Grand Sage had resolved to not care about Shi Tianhao and focus on handling Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar; it was currently a draw, but the Six-Horned Grand Sage had a slight upper hand. Meanwhile, for the battles of the Saros Magical Tree against the Peacock Grand Sage and Shi Tianhao and the Cang Heaven Spell Blade against the Zhujian Grand Sage, the Celestial Sect of Wonders side was at a disadvantage for both.
Still, although the tide was increasingly clear, but turning an edge into a victory was not an easy, let alone fast thing to accomplish for the advantaged side.
In this sort of situation, the Xuan Lin Holy Man’s presence became striking – he might become the kingmaker any time.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man, his face emotionless and calm, stood in the Void as he silently gazed at the Celestial Sect of Wonders party, his eyes flashing. He was using this rare chance to observe the Abhijnas and various skills of the Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples.
After Lin Feng’s Avatar of Ares dodged a wave of the Sirius Grand Sage’s attacks, he looked at the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man and shook his head, smiling.
Even if his true form did not arrive, he had more cards to play than were on the table now.
Lin Feng had never liked to count on someone else to bring forth victory.
“Open!” Suddenly, a point of light flashed between the Avatar of Ares’ brows. It flew out and, with a resounding boom, expanded amidst the stars, transforming into an enormous formation, stretching out to the furthest corners of the universe.
None other than the Two Elements of Creation Formation; not the formation formed by Lin Feng’s Mana, but the real Two Elements of Creation Formation – one of the strongest few formations that survived in the Divine Lands.
The Six Paths, engaged together in creation, was almost going to create a complete new world directly. Boundless light spread out into the surroundings, unstoppable.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man, controlling the Great Void Holy Pavilion, met a direct blow from the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage with one of his own; sparks flew and the stars shifted. As their fighting reached the fiercest point, the Zheng Yi Holy Man had to release the Cosmic Gate temporarily.
At this very moment, the radiance of the Two Elements of Creation Formation rolled on; the Zheng Yi Holy Man, seeing this, felt his long white eyebrows vibrate. “This formation of his…it can change positions at well, hard to deal with, indeed.”
The Zhujian Grand Sage, the Peacock Grand Sage and the Six-Horned Grand Sage, seeing this, felt their hearts tighten slightly as well.
The Sirius Grand Sage, who was facing it directly, was even going to curse out loud. Mount Yujing and the Two Elements of Creation Formation…both can be freely moved at will. Lin Feng unveiling this formation was pretty much openly exploiting the fact that they could not move their own Mountain-Guarding Formations into the Ancient Desolate Galaxy.
“Oh, right, after he fought into Mount Shu, he got another, even more ruthless sword formation, which apparently can be moved as well…” Once they thought of this, from the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man to the Demons, all of them have their eyebrows scrunched tightly together.
The Qiong Qi Grand Sage had his eyes fixed on the unfolded Two Elements of Creation Formation tightly. His Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation was the rare strong formation that could be moved freely as well; in terms of quality, it could match up to the Two Elements of Creation Formation.
However, right now, although the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation had all of its essential treasures – and of remarkable quality as well – but the core treasure to anchor the formation was missing, unlike Lin Feng’s Two Elements of Creation Formation, which had fourty-nine Two Elements Micro-Dust to anchor the core.
The Qiong Qi Grand Sage’s own Abhijna and demonic powers were below that of the Thunder Dragon Avatar and the Avatar of Ares as well. If he were to confront the Two Elements of Creation Formation with brute force, it would be a massive waste for the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation.
Within the Two Elements of Creation Formation, a vast patch of fog could be vaguely seen. There seemed to be fourty-nine small dots of light, forming a wonderful yet mysterious formation. The dots flashed together; the next mount, they seemed as vast and momentous at the Greater World, filled with the mysterious concepts of Creation for all life.
Heaven and Earth, Life and Death, Yin and Yang, Eternity and Instant, Illusion and Reality, Light and Darkness. The six changes engaged at once as boundless light spread outwards, forming a massive barrier that swept towards the Sirius Grand Sage.
Seeing no alternative, purple flashed in the Sirius Grand Sage’s pupils as he leaped, his entire body forming a streak of violet radiance as he fled towards the Zhujian Grand Sage.
The Zhujian Grand Sage, temporarily repelling Shi Tianhao and the Cang Heaven Spell Blade, looked at the ferocious Two Elements of Creation Formation. An unprecedented grimness came over his face as he slapped his posterior vertebra. Black light flashed as a large bow, formed from bone, appeared in his claws.
A dark red line of blood squirted out, landing on the bow. With a swipe of his claw, the Zhujian Grand Sage forged an arrow of blood and nocked it onto the bone bow, drew the bow, and aimed right at the Two Elements of Creation Formation.
The aura of the Zhujian Grand Sage’s own demonic powers instantly faded significantly, however, the savage, evil air of the bone bow and the blood arrow only grew, so bone-chilling and blood-curdling that no onlooker dared to look at it.