Chapter 989: The Contest with Far-reaching Consequences
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
On the world of light formed by the Two Elements of Creation Formation, Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar and Avatar of Ares stood calmly. Meanwhile, Shi Tianhao, Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar, as well as Saros and the Cang Heaven Blade, stood together behind Lin Feng.
In the distance, opposite the Two Elements of Creation Formation, was the Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man. Right now, the Great Void Holy Pavilion had shrunk to a dot of light, hiding itself in one of the Zheng Yi Holy Man’s eyes. Outside of battle, being nourished by the Zheng Yi Holy Man’s Immortal Soul could help the Great Void Holy Pavilion to exist indefinitely without disintegrating.
Nourished by the Zheng Yi Holy Man’s Mana, the Great Void Holy Pavilion could still participate in the next battle; only when it reached its limits or was damaged will it separate into the Void Yin-Yang Bell and the Formation Bursting Drum again.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man gazed at the Two Elements of Creation Formation in front of them silently as well.
On one side of the Celestial Sect of Wonders party and the Great Void Sect party was the Cosmic Gate; on the other, the Crucible of the Divine Lands, which had already revealed its true form.
The two treasures both hovered in the Starry Sea serenely, not making a sound.
Lin Feng glanced at the Crucible of the Divine Lands. It was an enormous, four-legged, square-shaped crucible; it appeared to be forged with bronze, and intricate patterns were carved on its body.
Looking closely, in the patterns and designs, Lin Feng could spot Mount Kunlun, the Yangtze and the great rivers, the Hengduan Mountains, the peaks of the Southern Wilderness, the vast sea in the East, the glaciers and snowy plains of the North…
The immeasurable world, the untold sights, the myriad geographies…all of the Divine Lands could seemingly be found on this great bronze crucible.
From this crucible, one could clearly sense the heaviness and majesty that stemmed from encompassing the entire Divine Lands, the entire world of Humanity.
The inscriptions and ridges on the crucible were like the mountains and rivers, valleys and plains of the actual Divine Lands.
Every single millimeter, without a single error.
Lin Feng could even faintly see that actually, the inscriptions on the crucible were changing continuously – corresponding to the constant transformations, major or minor, of the geographies of the real Divine Lands in the Greater World.
“The Crucible of the Divine Lands of Emperor Xia…extraordinary, extraordinary indeed.” Seeing, Lin Feng nodded repeatedly.
Having reached his kind of heights, Lin Feng’s perspectives and thoughts were different from the ordinary people.
For example, from Lin Feng’s perspective, the most valuable of the Nine Treasures of the ancient Heaven’s Gate was the Yan Heaven Crucible, rather than the Heavenly Imperial Jade, the strongest in battle.
For the same reason, among the Destiny-realm magic treasures forged by the successive Emperors of Man, the strongest in battle used to be Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai. Now, the Immortal Dragon City, originating from the First Emperor, had been completed, and was even strengthened constantly with Lin Feng’s help.
It was still hard to say who was the strongest in battle among the Destiny-realm magic treasures forged by the Emperors of Man; the Emperor of the Dead’s Life and Death Book had much potential for evolution as well.
However, from Lin Feng’s perspective, among the Destiny-realm magic treasures forged by the successive Emperors of Man, the most valuable was not those which are strong in battle, but rather, this seemingly ordinary Crucible of the Divine Lands.
In fact, to the Great Void Sect, or even the Great Qin Empire who controlled the Immortal Dragon City, the Great Zhou Empire who controlled the Imperial Palace of Emperor Tai, and the Emperor of the Dead who controlled the Life and Death Book, the value of the Crucible of the Divine Lands was extremely high – one should not simply look at its fighting prowess.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Xuan Lin Holy Man were constantly communicating between themselves as well.
“Uncle, can we bring forward the plan?” The Xuan Lin Holy Man asked through voice projection, “The current situation of the Ancient Desolate Galaxy is a very good opportunity as well.”
The Zheng Yi Holy Man shook his head slightly. “Do not be impetuous, Xuan Lin.”
After a moment of silence, the Xuan Lin Holy Man, slowly, said, “It is I who have been anxious. The opportunity is good, but the situation here is beyond our control; also, the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders is still in a flexible situation, and the Origins Celestial Dragon would not be lured out of the Black Sea so easily either.”
“It’s just that according to the information feedback from the Barren Expanses, the recovery time of the Origins Celestial Dragon might very well be even shorter than the twenty years predicted by Uncle Tai Yi.”
“A turning point is needed.” The Zheng Yi Holy Man, his expression calm and composed, said.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man nodded as his gaze swept past the Cosmic Gate and the Crucible of the Divine Lands. His voice was somewhat deep; “It’s the situation in front of us now that is really unexpected; the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders had controlled a Cosmic Gate.”
“The Crucible of Divine Lands, vanished since the Antiquity Age, is hidden in the Starry Sea – and also appeared at this time.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man’s gaze stiffened slightly. “No…all of this is not a coincidence. I’m afraid it had something to do with the Celestial Sect of Wonders; the clues found at the Heaven Lake Sect back then were real, and those clues fell into the hands of the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, which is how we have the events today.”
The Zheng Yi Holy Man’s gaze fell on the Crucible of the Divine Lands as well. “This treasure, its influence is far-reaching…”
Lin Feng’s Thunder Dragon Avatar stared at the Cosmic Gate, and the Avatar of Ares looked at the Crucible of the Divine Lands as well.
In the status quo of the Divine Lands, the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Great Void Sect were the two co-equal superpowers in a rather delicate situation. The impact of the final ownership of this Destiny-realm magic treasure, in the long run, was much greater than in the short.
Not the only decisive factor, but one of the decisive factors.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man can foresee this, and so can Lin Feng. To the younger disciples of the Sect, to the development of foundational strength, the impact of this magic treasure was far-reaching.
This, was the number one Elixir-making magic treasure in the history of the Grand Celestial World, superior to the Great Void Sect’s Sun and Moon Divine Cauldron and the ancient Heaven’s Gate’s Yan Heaven Crucible.
Massive amounts of elixir would not make a top master. Every single top master was the result of the synthesis of all sorts of innate talent as well as chance and nurture; different experiences, different trials, and finally, through paths none can reproduce, onto peaks none can hope to attain.
One could have more than enough bricks and mortar, but whether it was a majestic palace or just a large, shoddy brick kiln – there were just too many factors involved.
However, it was irrefutable that at the very least, sufficient construction materials was one of the basic conditions to build the great hall.
Massive amounts of resources would not make top masters, but they can produce large amounts of low- to mid-tier talents. At least, they would greatly expand this level of talents as well as allow the good talents to grow in a smoother and less time-consuming manner.
With an expanded base of low- to mid-tier talents, even if the probability remained the same, the final number of high-tier masters would still increase.
The old Great Void Sect, the Heaven’s Gate at the end of the Antiquity Age, the foremost Holy Land of the Satanic Way in the history of the Divine Lands – the Ancient Satanic Sect…it was the same for all of them.
When Emperor Xia forged this crucible, this was part of what he had in mind. However, his aspirations were left unfulfilled; soon after the Crucible of the Divine Lands was completed, Emperor Xia was killed mysteriously in the War of the Two Worlds, and the Crucible of the Divine Lands went missing with him as well.
Today, this treasure finally emerged; naturally, Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man both have their eyes on it.
The same applies for the Cosmic Gate as well. To control a stable path to the Starry Sea meant enormous amounts of resources, materials, baptism of starlight, et cetera.
Lin Feng and the Zheng Yi Holy Man confronted each other in the Void of the Starry Sea without speaking; their gazes oscillated between the Cosmic Gate and the Crucible of the Divine Lands, and finally, stopped together on the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
Both of them saw the ripples caused by the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage previously. Also, they saw Zhu Yi and co., and the Great Void Sect cultivators led by Cai Fengzhou, enter the Small Divine Land World projected by the Crucible of the Divine Lands together.
Now, the Crucible of the Divine Lands showed its original form, thus Zhu Yi and the others were naturally inside the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
Apart from themselves, even the roaring waves surged in through the original Inter-world passage as well, wrecking havoc within the Small Divine Land World. It was precisely because of this that the Crucible of the Divine Lands revealed its form.
In fact, right now, the inside of the Crucible of the Divine Lands was still rather chaotic.
Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar shielded his fellow disciples; before them was Starlight Turbulence. It was as if the sky and the earth were incessantly flipping and rotating, and they could not even tell up from down, left from right.
Protected by Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar, Yue Hongyan, Li Yuanfang, Luo Qingwu, and the others looked at the turbulent world outside and all of them shook their heads repeatedly. “Thank god it only caused disorder of the Spiritual Energy, rather than angering the Crucible of the Divine Lands itself.”
The Starlight Turbulence were gradually calming, but violent waves would erupt from time to time, causing even Zhu Yi to feel a chill down his spine. “Unless I have the Higan Golden Bridge, otherwise, even if my true body was here, against these mad waves directly, it would hardly be easy. Even if I do not run into danger myself, under such Mana reverberations, I would probably not be able to safeguard my Juniors.”
Fortunately, the raging waves were constrained to part, rather than the entire world inside the Crucible of the Divine Lands, so Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar was still able to shield the Celestial Sect of Wonders party. Cautiously, he navigated the internal world of the Crucible of the Divine Lands, seeking a place where the Starlight Turbulence was weak and calm.
After staring at the Starlight Turbulence for a moment, Luo Qingwu realized something. “This Starlight Turbulence was merely the catalyst; the important part is that it stirred the massive amounts of the Spiritual Energy within the Crucible of the Divine Lands to riot together.”
Thinking of this, she spread her palm, and the Xuanche Sword appeared. As the blade moved, the sword Qi blazed like the most intense fire, and invisible sword will formed a visible furnace in the air.
This, was one of the ancient Heaven’s Gate’s Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique – Yan Heaven Sword.
After the Cang Heaven Spell Blade swore allegiance to Lin Feng, this sword technique of the ancient Heaven’s Gate belonged to the Celestial Sect of Wonders as well. Having observed the Cang Heaven Spell Blade, Luo Qingwu dabbled in the way of the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique as well; although she did not study it intensively, but by analogy, it can inspire and stimulate her own Way of the Sword.
The South Yan Heaven Sword in the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique was the foundation built by the masters of the ancient Heaven’s Gate after studying the lineage and cultivation of Emperor Xia.
After Emperor Xia’s own clan gradually fell into oblivion, his lineage had been slowly lost and became broken, with only a few fragmented spells still circulating.
In the history of the entire Divine Lands, Emperor Xia was one of the most outstanding in terms of Water-type Mantras. However, in addition, Emperor Xia was actually rather skilled in Fire-type Mantras as well. His Universe Furnace used the universe as the furnace, Destiny as the work, and Yin and Yang as the charcoal, smelting an entire world and suppressing the enemy. Aggressive and mighty, to the extreme.
The Heaven’s Gate’s Way of the Yan Heaven Sword referenced and integrated the essence of this Universe Furnace.
Luo Qingwu flourished her blade and without further explanation, Zhu Yi instantly understood her thoughts and nodded, drawing her sword will into his Great Sun Avatar’s Mana.
Stimulating his blood energy, his power concept radiated outwards, and he instantly sensed that he had established a link, tiny to the extent that it was almost indiscernible but most definitely existed, with the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
The Great Sun Avatar punched the completely empty air in front of him. The chaotic spiritual energy flows…calmed somewhat.