- Book 11 Pierce Through the Sky – Chapter 55 Uncle’s Arrival?
Where Man Gan’s human form used to be stands a picturesque mythical Minotaur; its body reveals muscles bulging with explosive power. These could only further accentuate the murderous glint in its purple eyes. Its hands gripped, like vince, on the pillar-like rod of a Wolf Fang Maul, which was emitting a deathly aura. Where it stood, the air warped with crackling energy and overflowing power. Everyone present could feel the very air strain, bursting with power.
On the other, Fang Tian’s aura may be dignified of a royal dragon, but it is no less pressurizing than Man Gan’s, if not by another level.
“Low Grade Divine Class item?” Fang Tian continue stare at the Wolf Fang Maul in Man Gan’s hands.
Man Gan’s eyes flashed like lightning, and in a deep bass voice: “Divine Class item – Heavy Mountain Raiser.”
Fang Tian nodded at his own assessment: “As I thought, your Demon Emperor was not fully assured just because you are a Super Divine Beast, so it’s normal for the Emperor to grant you a Divine Class item. But you know…….did you think that, with a Low Grade Divine class item, you would be able to defeat me!?”
He’s clearly not in a hurry to start.
The ‘True Dragon Spirit’ was a sacred treasure coveted by the Dragon Clan of the Demon Realm, its effects worked best with a Super Divine Beast – 5-Clawed Golden Dragon. Once used, the pure energy from the True Dragon Spirit’ will envelope the user’s Yuanying and its surroundings, forming a wearable spiritual energy barrier.
The True Dragon Spirit does not have any time limits in this uses. It can be used whenever the user wishes to, thus Fang Tian is not hurried at all.
Man Gan smiles and shook his giant head, “That is correct, once you have used the True Dragon Spirit, your personal power rose several levels. It should be around a level 5 Demon King, Superior Divine Beast’s level. But I, also a Super Divine Beast, am only a level 1 Demon King, and at best with my Low Grade Divine Class item am only at a level 3 Demon King Super Divine Beast.”
[TN: I did not translate incorrectly last chapter; Qin Yu thought that Fang Tian was on par with his Level 9 Golden Immortal Sword Puppet. I think he over estimated or maybe the True Dragon Spirit is a type of consumable that increases power but most is an aura-type? Something like an aoe sort of thing, maybe…]
They are both Super Divine Beasts.
Before Fang Tian used the True Dragon Spirit, Man Gan was a head on top of him, but after he used it, his personal power exceeded Man Gan’s.
“Then why not move aside?” Fang Tian laughed menacingly. He was very much enjoying this overwhelming feeling of where everyone’s lives are in his hands.
Man Gan shook his head slowly and dramatically, “I may not be able to stop you by myself, but if everyone else joins forces, we will succeed. And……. You may have gotten the Spiritual Energy of a level 5 Demon King Super Divine Beast. But, can you use it in perfect harmony like we can?”
[TN: Fang Tian is like an oversized battery with extra packs of batteries ‘connected in series’ to him, *wink*. I so wish he does something stupid and self-destructs or something. 4 Level jump is ridiculous; it completely voids the whole idea of 1 level up is incredibly difficult. It’s like stuff the game mechanics and balances.]
Fang Tian’s face drops slightly, because he understands what Man Gan was referring to.
That’s right, he was just a 12th Tribulations Loose Demon – Level 1 Demon King, but all of a sudden his spiritual power has increased by several to tens of folds. This meant it was impossible to control them as before.
While Fang Tian and Man Gan talked; a figure – Hua Yan, at one side silently dashed towards the centre and reached max speed.
Hua Yan grinned with glee and reached out to the suspended scroll, “Haha, with the Atlas of Ten Thousand Beasts, even if you – Fang Tian, used the True Dragon Spirit, you would not be my match.”
“Hua Yan, you dare!?”
A roar of rage erupted from the Hua Yan’s rear, Fang Tian thrust his right hand forward in a claw grip, and a golden energy condensed clawed stretched outwards. This claw was made purely of spiritual energy, wherever it passed the air whistled, it speed far exceeded Hua Yan’s max speed. Hua Yan shuddered and recoiled in despair, and did not dare approach the prize in the centre podium again.
The act of ‘stealing the prize’ infuriated Fang Tian, and he stared down Hua Yan until the latter completely withdrew far from the scroll in the centre of the hall.
Hua Yan is currently in a perilous position and dares not argue, since he has already used the trump card granted to him by Immortal Emperor Yu. Back then, during his journey through the Blue Cloud Road and challenging the Guardian, he was forced to use it and escape with his life.
Without his ace, how could he dare to oppose Fang Tian?
“The Atlas is mine.” Fang Tian declared and instantaneously charged towards the scroll like a malevolent god.
In his dreams!
Man Gan roared in response, and channelled torrents of energy through his two-hand grip and into his Heavy Mountain Raiser Maul. The weapon surged with energy as Man Gan swung and hauled himself with the heavy maul at Fang Tian. Where the maul passed, the air trembled and near-transparent ripples were seen at the head of the maul.
[TN: Imagine a roundhouse kick but with a massive Maul]
Thankfully, Emperor Ni Yang placed a number of restrictive and restoration spells in his realm, or else the space surrounding the maul would split apart and create spatial cracks, just from its motion through the air.
In Fang Tian’s hand, appears a single-edged heavy golden Chinese Halberd with a wide blade at the end. This Halberd glows with Fang Tian’s monstrous energy, which was far greater than Man Gan’s, and with endlessly flowing power he chopped down at the incoming Heavy Mountain Raiser.
Man Gan’s eyes show a glint of blood light, excited to face the enemy head on. His favourite was, after all, melee, so when confronting an enemy head-on makes him feel thrilled at the challenge.
The golden Halberd collided head-on with the Heavy Mountain Raiser.
One side was Fang Tian’s supercharged Top Grade Immortal weapon, the other was Man Gan’s Low Grade Divine Class weapon. But, after Fang Tian used the True Dragon Spirit, the power levels differed too much.
However, surprisingly the results of the collision was not quite as expected….
Man Gan was sent flying backwards and Fang Tian also retreated several steps from the shock.
“As I thought, Low Grade Divine Class items are indeed very strong.” Now, even more than ever, Fang Tian desires a Divine Class item. Although, he took the True Dragon Spirit, he power was clearly more powerful than Man Gan’s. But when Man Gan relied on his powerful Divine Class item, he did not suffer much damage.
“But…….that is not enough to stop me.”
At this, Fang Tian channelled greater energies into his golden Halberd, and turned to blast to the Atlas of Ten Thousand Beasts without obstruction. But, would dare obstruct him, since the other would suffer a strike from his supercharged weapon.
“Should I give it a go with that…?” Man Gan ponders for the moment.
His Low Grade Divine Class item was simply his weapon. Du Zhong Jun has the Blood Spirit of Pu (血灵莆) and Fang Tian has the True Dragon Spirit, how could he not have an item to increase his spiritual power? It was just that he was reluctant to use it now.
But now was the not the time to think about using his ultimate ace. He did not wish to allow others to obtain the Atlas, and hefted the Heavy Mountain Raiser, he, once again, struck fiercely at Fang Tian.
Golden Halberd versus Wolf Fang Divine Class weapon – Heavy Mountain Raiser.
His face reddens with exertion and turns slightly purple from the collision. The changes to his face was barely noticeable given his dark complexion. His entire body was repulsed by an invisible shockwave, and sent flying backwards again. While Fang Tian leaps with delight to the Atlas’ pedestal, his face split apart with a twisted grin of greed. He reached out with his hand to acquire the Atlas, but right at this moment –––––––
An aggressive and sword-like aura slashed at the thief. It was Zong Jue.
But this strike was already detected by Fang Tian. He laughed openly and confident he could easily parry Zong Jue’s assault, using his golden Halberd, he casually waved his weapon to deflect the blow.
Fang Tian’s casual flourish cannot be taken lightly. A random strike or parry from him was equivalent in strength to Man Gan’s full power blow.
This time it was the Black Scimitar versus the Golden Halberd.
“How is this possible?” Fang Tian could feel the fierce power colliding with his body, and he involuntarily took several steps back down the centre podium. And yet, Zong Jue seemingly did not recoil, but instead quivered and drifted aside like silk fluttering in the wind, and absorbed and reduced the attacking power.
“Senior Lan’s gift – the black scimitar, indeed had superior durability, and also reduced most of the collision force.” Zong Jue was pleasantly delighted at the gift his senior gave him.
“This should be ending soon…..”
At the great hall’s entrance. Qin Yu quietly analysed the situation. He was completely at ease.
When the three powers joined forces and stuck consecutively: Man Gan, Zong Jue and Du Zhong Jun, the total number of aces are plentiful indeed. Du Zhong Jun, himself, already has the Blood Drop Fruit and the Blood Spirit of Pu (莆). Then there are a number of 100-Paralyzing Thunder Talismans Du Zhong Jun acquired from Hua Yan, as well.
The 100-Paralyzing Thunder Talismans were given to Du Zhong Jun from their exchange in the Top Grade Holy Elemental Stone auction.
Showdown: Three versus one.
Only the clashes of blade on blade could be heard from the inside of the great hall. It was like a scene where the three usurpers fought the tyrant king Fang Tian from ascending the podium and taking the ultimate treasure. While the four dueled, a few nonparticipants stood wayside: Yu Liang, Hua Yan and Ao Feng. These three were only spectators watching the battle with interest, and did not have the slightest incline to join the brawl. Suddenly, a loud shout rang forth and above the noise.
Man Gan, Zong Jue and Du Zhong Jun, were all flung aside.
Fang Tian stood proudly like a dragon guarding his treasure trove, his eyes reflect his rage at the intruders. At the beginning, Fang Tian only used a portion of the power of the True Dragon Spirit, but that shout was about 50% of his max power.
“I already declared before: the Atlas of Ten Thousand Beasts belongs to me.” Fang Tian walked and stood beside the central pedestal.
The allied forces truly felt their hearts tremble at the destructive power of Fang Tian’s earlier release of energy.
“Gentlemen, have you all had enough?”
An even and indifferent voice rang forth, suddenly appeared in the great hall. A gentleman dressed in a dark blue robe with a head of dishevelled hair, and a long sword and scabbard strapped to his back.
Hua Yan, Yu Liang, Ao Feng and the uninjured parties all look upwards and exclaimed silently, completely stunned by Lan Feng’s sudden appearance. Even the injured Man Gan, Zong Jue and Du Zhong Jun, were all flabbergasted and too stunned to say anything. When did Sword Immortal Lan Feng arrive?
“Sword Immortal Lan Feng. Why are you here?” Fang Tian pretended to laugh nonchalantly, while his right hand reached towards the Atlas of Ten Thousand Beasts.
Sword Immortal Lan Feng smiles. Sword draw!
The Sword traced an arc and instantaneously a sword aura splits the horizon.
“Com’on.” (咻, jeer)
An extremely concentrated blade of sword aura tore through the air, and had already arrived at Fang Tian’s side. Fang Tian gasped in surprise, and barely had time to deflect the sword slash with his golden halberd.
As soon as the golden halberd touched the sword aura, Fang Tian was sent flying backwards several tens of metres.
“Too weak.” Lan Feng mouthed, then his entire body vanished like a blur. He had already arrived in front of Fang Tian, sword tip thrust forward.
What was this power?
Fang Tian mouth agape at this incredulous situation, but nevertheless he channelled his energy into the golden halberd, and tried to parry Lan Feng’s long sword.
“I’ve used the True Dragon Spirit, you cannot possibly win against me!” Fang Tian roared and an ignorant child, yet to face the true terrors outside.
The golden halberd collided with Lan Feng’s long sword in another head-on match.
A cracking sound rang forth from the collision, Fang Tian was thrown backwards, his hand held a halberd with a broken blade. His body smashed into the far wall, and painted the floor and wall with rivulets of blood.
Absolute stillness hung in the air as if everyone was frozen in time.
Man Gan, Zong Jue, Yu Liang, Du Zhong Jun, Hua Yan, Ao Feng and including the heavily injured Fang Tian was already shocked at the incredible appearance of Sword Immortal Lan Feng.
But now the previously overpowered Fang Tian with his True Dragon Spirit, was beaten so easily and without resistance like taking candy a baby.
The surrounding people just stood and watched Lan Feng take the Atlas of Ten Thousand Beasts, not that they could do anything to stop him. With a nod, Lan Feng takes the Atlas: “The Atlas of Ten Thousand Beasts……Emperor Ni Yang’s Atlas belongs to me, well it should be a matter of fact.” With the scroll in hand, Lan Feng step back, and suddenly the Atlas vanished into the thin air above his palm.
At the entrance. Qin Yu relaxed slightly, “This Atlas of Ten Thousand is mine. I should immediately examine it and see if what abilities it has……En, well it seems like it is my turn to perform.”
After all, Lan Feng was Qin Yu’s Sword Immortal Puppet. Naturally, its movements and speech are controlled by Qin Yu.
“Brother Lan Feng, you……are you really Brother Lan Feng?” Man Gan stuttered. He finally has come back to himself and suppressed his shock enough to ask.
Sword Immortal Lan Feng laughed boldly: “What is this? We’ve only meet up recently, and yet you don’t remember me anymore?”
“No, no I do.” Man Gan smiled bitterly and shook his head, “As far as I know, Brother Lan Feng should not have the strength greater than a level 5 Super Divine Beast with the True Dragon Spirit’s power. Fang Tian’s bolstered power should be equivalent to a level 6 Golden Immortal, while I recall Brother Lan Feng has at most a level 2 Golden Immortal’s power.”
Everyone in the great hall relaxed at Lan Feng’s mild attitude.
Zong Jue also asked politely: “That’s right, when did Brother Lan Feng become to strong?”
“Level 6 Golden Sword Immortal? I was already at that level a million years ago.” Lan Feng replied lightly.
“A million years ago?” Man Gan and the others all froze. They did not notice the suppressed smile worn on Qin Yu’s face at the entrance of the hall. But, with major effort, Qin Yu quickly resumed his taciturn expression.
Lan Feng nodded: “Of course you might think that. Last time at Qing Xu Mountain, none of you could see my true power which I suppressed. Also, at the time, I was recovering from an injury, but now I have fully recovered.”
“Brother Lan Feng, you should know that this Ni Yang’s Realm is not any normal place, how did you suddenly appear here?” Man Gan asked the question that was in everyone’s minds.
To be eligible to enter Ni Yang’s Realm…..
One was using the Heaven Sundering Diagrams and the other is by Qin Yu.
At the beginning, no one found Lan Feng anywhere, and yet why was his suddenly here now?
“Martial Uncle, how did you come here?”
Qin Yu’s voice carried both surprise and excitement, his voice echoed in the great hall. His face was the very icon of surprise, excitement – a perfect expression portraying an incredulous discovery. His act was simply at the pinnacle of perfection.
“Oh, Martial Nephew, I did not inform you of my company when you entered.” Lan Feng smiled at Qin Yu’s question.
“Martial Uncle, I remember there are only two ways to enter Ni Yang’s Realm, one was using the Heaven Sundering Diagram, and the other was the method you told me. But then, how did you come in?” Qin Yu enquired. Man Gan, Zong Jue and the others all awaited Lan Feng’s answer.
Lan Feng smiled at this, “Martial Nephew, the method you used was given to you by me, and do you think I don’t know other methods to enter?”
Qin Yu suddenly realised how Lan Feng could enter from his answer.
Everyone else also understood a little. Since the method Qin Yu used was given by Lan Feng, then Lan Feng’s arrival was not strange at all.
“Martial Uncle, the missing Top Grade Holy Elemental Stones that should have been in the White Jade Plaza, was that because of you?” Qin Yu wondered aloud.
At this Lan Feng only smiled, neither nodded nor shook his head.
“No wonder. No wonder, there wasn’t any Top Grade Holy Elemental Stone found in the Plaza, because Lan Feng had already came and left earlier.” Ao Feng said and smiled knowingly
In reality, even Qin Yu did not know where those Top Grade Elemental Stone were, but he said so to increase his tale’s credibility and believability.
Lan Feng shook his head slowly and sighed: “I reached the heart of Ni Yang’s Realm only slightly faster – by about a day, than you all. But, I could not enter the great hall before you all had ‘passed’ the Blue Cloud Road. So I waited nearby until you all arrived at the palace doorstep, then came inside.”
“That’s why I said……..that this Atlas of Ten Thousand Beasts was already mine.”
From Lan Feng explanation, the others, one by one, realised the truth behind many things.
Though Lan Feng arrived earlier, he and the others could not enter the hall since the ban was not lifted, so neither parties could enter.
“Gentlemen, let’s not waste any more time, the palace has a total of nine layers, this is but the first layer, there are still eight levels remaining.” Lan Feng laughed, “Martial Nephew, you will follow behind me.”
“Of course, Martial Uncle.”
It was obvious that Qin Yu values his life, and then followed behind Sword Immortal Lan Feng up the staircase.
Completely overawed and overwhelmed by Lan Feng’s display of power; Fang Tian, Yu Liang and the four Emissaries could only follow the footsteps of this Martial Uncle and Martial Nephew combo.