Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain – Chapter 12 – A Step Back
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Robin
In the enormous Exalted Celestial Mountain, the current state of the Godkings there was somewhat ridiculous. Sixteen Godkings had formed a great formation array blocking the entrance of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel. Many of the relatively weak Godkings had even directly hidden themselves inside the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, fearing that Luo Fan might kill them.
As for Jiang Lan, Zuo Qiulin, Yi Feng and a couple other powerful Godkings, totaling a number close to ten, were gathered together. They did not fear Luo Fan coming at them. To Jiang Lan and them, Luo Fan did not possess the capability to kill them in a flash. Moreover, standing behind Jiang Lan, Yi Feng and them was Qin Yu, the person that Luo Fan possessed the most restraining fear toward.
Facing the Eight Great Sage Emperors, Luo Fan was able to escape through the use of his speed.
However, what about when facing Qin Yu?
He would rather offend the Eight Great Sage Emperors than Qin Yu. This was the plan that Luo Fan had determined. It wasn’t that he feared Qin Yu, but rather that he did not possess enough assurance of Qin Yu.
One should only do something one wasn’t certain about at the end of the line!
Misty cyan light illuminated the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain.
Neither the Eight Great Sage Emperors nor the Asura Godking Luo Fan used their Divine Awareness to search for the source of the cyan light. However, when they looked toward the direction of the cyan light, they discovered that it was the floating slate. Merely, their Divine Awarenesses was unable to touch the floating slate and thus they did not know what sort of change had occurred to the floating slate.
“Everyone, let’s stop for the time being, what do you all think?” The Asura Godking Luo Fan turned around and looked at the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
The Eight Great Sage Emperors glanced at one another. Within their eyes was a trace of anger.
“If this Luo Fan didn’t have the Blood Ruler Life Sunderer, his speed would definitely not be able to surpass ours. Then it would be impossible for him to rely on his speed to escape!” The hearts of Zhou Huo, Jiang Fan and them were filled with grievances.
Even with all Eight Sage Emperors attacking at the same time, they were actually still unable to catch Luo Fan.
Although their combined attack was powerful, Luo Fan’s Time Stop, his first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and his defensive second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure were able to allow him to survive their attacks.
“If this Luo Fan were to truly risk his life…” Jiang Fan’s heart shivered.
It was impossible for them to kill Luo Fan in an instant. If Luo Fan were to risk his life and battle with the Eight Great Sage Emperors to the death, then, even if they managed to kill Luo Fan today, there would likely be three or four deaths among the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
Who among the three or four people that would end up dying would be decided by Luo Fan!
The Eight Great Sage Emperors did not wish to die. They did not want to fight to the death with Luo Fan.
“Luo Fan, if you have something to say, then speak it quickly.” Zhou Huo said in a clear voice. At the same time, the Eight Great Sage Emperors had a mutual understanding and all stopped their attack.
A smile appeared on the corner of Luo Fan’s mouth.
It was exactly the same as he had planned.
“There’s no need to rush in talking about our matters. Currently, a change has occurred to that floating slate. Let’s go and check out that floating slate first. After that, we can chat about our matter. What do you all think?” As Luo Fan said that, the Blood Ruler that he held was being lightly swinged by him. It was as if he was ready to fight again at any moment.
The Eight Great Sage Emperors all cursed in their hearts.
The Asura Godking who had managed to comprehend Time Stop was already frightening enough. Yet, that Chehou Yuan actually gave him the Blood Ruler Life Sunderer that possessed an astonishing offensive power. Wasn’t this literally giving a tiger wings?
“Fine. In that case, we shall agree to what you say and go check out what change has occurred to the floating slate first. After that, we will settle the matter between us.” Zhou Huo said coldly.
Luo Fan lightly smiled. After that, he waved his sleeve and turned into a ray of light rushing toward the summit of the Exalted Celestial Mountain. The Eight Great Sage Emperors glanced at one another. They all nodded in their hearts and then also proceeded to fly toward the summit of the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
“Let’s also go check it out.” Yi Feng who had been watching from the sidelines the entire time said with a smile.
Zuo Qiulin, Jiang Lan and the other Godkings that were relatively powerful also nodded. This group of people also turned into rays of light and flew toward the summit of the Exalted Celestial Mountain. As for the sixteen Godkings that had formed the formation array blocking the entrance of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, they didn’t dare to leave their positions because they feared that Luo Fan might turn back and escape when they leave.
Fog City. On the meadows beside the Inner Lake of the Purple Mystic Mansion. Qin Yu and them were currently watching all that was occurring within the Exalted Celestial Mountain on the water screen.
“Eight Godkings. In merely a short moment, eight Godkings have died. This Asura Godking is truly…” At this moment, Hei Yu was smacking his lips increasingly. The scene of the Asura Godking massacring the other Godkings was clearly seen by them.
In merely a short moment, Eight Godkings had died.
“This is merely the beginning.” Qin Yu said with a light smile.
Qin Yu could tell very well that although eight Godkings had died in succession earlier, they did not have a major effect to the other Godkings. This was especially true for the Eight Great Sage Emperors. Practically none of them had any reaction. Those Godkings that were weaker coming over to try their luck by dipping their fingers on the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, who could they possibly blame for their deaths?
“The floating slate?’ Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy had covered the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain. Thus, he was naturally able to hear the conversation between Luo Fan and them.
Merely, the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron and the floating slate, they were two items that Qin Yu was unable to touch with his Spatial Energy. Qin Yu also did not know what was written on the floating slate.
The scene on the water screen changed. Many of the Godkings were flying toward the summit of the Exalted Celestial Mountain. They were all looking at the floating slate in the middle of the summit that was emitting a boundless cyan light. Qin Yu was only capable of simulating the appearance of a floating slate. As for what exactly was written on the floating slate, Qin Yu simply had no idea.
“Seeing the shocked expression of Luo Fan, Jiang Fan and them, the content on the floating slate ought to have changed.” Qin Yu speculated in his heart.
In the past there were only seven rules carved on the floating slate. However, what about now? Exactly what was it that had caused Luo Fan and them to be so shocked?
“Big brother, what is written on that slate?” Hei Yu asked.
Qin Yu shook his head. “I do not know.”
“Dad, you also cannot see it?” Qin Si’s adorable brows frowned.
Qin Yu stroked Qin Si’s little head. He smiled and said. “Little Si, dad is not omnipotent. The creator of this Exalted Celestial Mountain is stronger than dad.”
When thinking of the creator of the Exalted Celestial Mountain, Qin Yu involuntarily thought of Lin Meng. Qin Yu had yet to figure out Lin Meng’s strength. However, the portion that he managed to sense was already enough to cause his heart to tremble.
Qin Yu’s gaze was turned to the water screen.
“What exactly is written on that floating slate?” Qin Yu frowned. Immediately after, he began to carefully listen to the conversation between Luo Fan, the Eight Great Sage Emperors and them. Only through their dialogues could Qin Yu determine what was written on the floating slate.
Luo Fan, Zhou Huo, Jiang Fan and the other Sage Emperors; Zuo Qiulin, Yi Feng, Jiang Lan and the other powerful Godkings; An Xun, Sun Lian and Liu Lian, these three Godkings from the Asura Sea. These groups of people were all raising their heads and looking at the floating slate.
A few rows of golden words appeared on the floating slate…
“This Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure that will be born from the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron this time is called ‘Living World Seal.’
The Living World Seal is separated into three portions. They are respectively the Blue Sky Seal, Back Earth Seal and All People Seal. The strength of the Blue Sky Seal and the Back Earth Seal is hardly any different. Of the three seals, the All People Seal contains the most temporal laws and is the strongest! When someone obtains the three seals and fuse them together to form the Living World Seal, this person will become the new Exalted Celestial!”
Although it was just a series of simple sentences, they had enlightened Luo Fan and them.
“Blue Sky Seal, Back Earth Seal, All People Seal…” Luo Fan murmured in a low voice. His eyes were flickering with light. Now knowing the difference in strength of the three seals, he was able to change his plan.
At this moment, Jiang Fan was secretly rejoicing.
“It’s exactly as I thought. The strongest portion, the most important portion is indeed the final portion, the All People Seal! With the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, this All People Seal is mine for sure!”
Jiang Fan’s heart was filled with confidence.
Even a mere Asura Godking was able to put the Eight Great Sage Emperors in such a difficult situation. If the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial were to join the fray, who could possibly be able to stop him? The All People Seal was certainly going to be Jiang Fan’s.
Suddenly, a bright and clear laughter sounded through the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain. Even the sixteen Godkings who were blocking the passageway at the bottom started to spread their Divine Awarenesses outward to survey what exactly had happened.
“Zhou Huo, Jiang Fan, I know very well what the eight of you demand of me. However, it is impossible for you to make me give up on the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal. However, if I were truly to fight to the death against you all, I, Luo Fan, know myself and my strength. I know that I would not be able to escape. However, of your eight Sage Emperors, at the very least half of you all would die alongside me. Do you all not admit that?” Luo Fan looked to the Eight Great Sage Emperors with a smile on his face.
Jiang Fan, Zhou Huo and them were silent. Jiang Fan merely slightly nodded his head to display that what Luo Fan said was true.
This was without a doubt!
“You all said that when the Back Earth Seal and the All People Seal is born, you wanted me to not fight for it. Isn’t this request too harsh? How about this… From today till the date of the birth of the new Exalted Celestial, I will not take a step onto the Exalted Celestial Mountain. For that, you all are to let me go out safely. What do you think?” Luo Fan smiled as he looked to the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
The Eight Great Sage Emperors were startled.
In an instant, the Eight Great Sage Emperors understood Luo Fan’s intentions.
Luo Fan planned to obtain the Blue Sky Seal and then vow to not step onto the Exalted Celestial Mountain until the birth of the new Exalted Celestial. However, although Luo Fan would not be stepping onto the Exalted Celestial Mountain, he could guard the Relief Sculpture Tunnel’s entrance from the outside of the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
“Guarding the entrance is actually not that easy to do. This Luo Fan is not Qin Yu. He is not able to use Spatial Freezing. As long as I immediately teleport once I exit the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, there is still hope of escaping.” Jiang Fan began to think in his heart.
The other Sage Emperors were also considering Luo Fan’s proposal.
As for Luo Fan, he was looking at the Eight Great Sage Emperors with a smile on his face, quietly waiting for their responses.