History's Number 1 Founder Chapter 1413
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The light ring slowly solidified and as the barriers between the various worlds in the Netherworld Sea fell, the calamities in the Netherworld Sea became more violent.
Even Xiao Yan was affected as he felt his control of the Netherworld Sea slipping away from him.
The Netherworld Sea was inherently violent and chaotic. It was easier to increase the intensity of its calamities. On the other hand, cultivating and taming the Netherworld Sea was an act that defied the will of heaven. It must be undertaken carefully.
Before one mastered the Netherworld Sea, it was much harder for one to calm it than to make it more aggressive.
However, Xiao Yan’s connection with Catastrophe was the deepest. After residing in the Netherworld Sea for many years, and cultivating inside, he was still able to control parts of the Netherworld Sea in spite of its violence. No one else could compare to him in this regard.
The Netherworld Sea grew more and more violent. The inter-world passageway that Shi Tianhao went through became weaker and weaker. He needed to be more careful. As he approached Catastrophe, he stepped onto the red light ring and joined Xiao Yan.
As Shi Tianhao approached, the Emperor of the Dead and the Golden Cicada could both feel it. Their gaze faltered slightly as they looked in his direction.
Shi Tianhao took note of the Golden Cicada. Instantly, Shi Tianhao frowned. He could feel that the Golden Cicada’s powers were more powerful than what he was used to before.
The quiet, natural wisdom from the Golden Cicada was maximized to its fullest. He was neither here nor there. This ethereal presence was extremely mystical.
“He gained much since the return of the Cosmic Marble Buddha and the resumption of Buddhist teachings,” thought Shi Tianhao.
The Emperor of the Dead and the Golden Cicada looked at Shi Tianhao. Both of them knew shared the same thought, “The Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage and the rest had been defeated by him, the Origin Dragon King had been defeated by him, and it looks as if the situation in the Divine Lands has settled. The demons have retreated. If not, he won’t be here.”
The person who contacted the Crimson Gorilla Grand Sage and the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage was the Golden Cicada. Now, without them telling him, the Golden Cicada knew the results of the battle but he did not know the process.
On his head, a light shone. Then, a huge cicada appeared suspended in mid-air.
The wings of the cicada fluttered and karmic lines appeared above his head. In the Netherworld Sea, the lines fluttered in the wind.
The Golden Cicada’s gaze flashed. “A Vipralopa Stage demon fell in battle? Who? It appears to be a dragon. Was it caused by the Heaven-Destroying Sword…”
In the Netherworld Sea, thousands of calamities raged. Not only did they destroy everything that had form, they were even able to affect the flow of the Dao.
The power of a Vipralopa Stage cultivator was extremely mysterious. Even if one fell in battle, no one could sense the reason why. If not for the Golden Cicada’s powers and his mastery of Karma, he would not have been able to gather enough information.
However, with this information, it was enough for him to realize that the Celestial Sect of Wonders had devoted a significant portion of their strength to the Divine Lands.
For one to kill a Vipralopa Stage demon, it was completely different from just chasing it away. The difference in difficulty between the two was vast.
Shen Tuze, who was by his side, looked at Shi Tianhao. His gaze flashed but his expression did not change.
This was not an enemy he had to worry about. His opponent was the 30 meters tall, handsome-looking male whose Virtual Entity resembled the god of fire.
Furthermore, his opponent was not ‘his’ opponent. That was the job of the Golden Cicada. For Shen Tuze, his job was to seize control over the Netherworld Sea.
In other words, he had to disrupt Xiao Yan’s control of it.
From Shen Tuze’s perspective, Xiao Yan was an opponent of the same level as him. That was purely in terms of strength.
In other aspects, Shen Tuze knew that someone like Xiao Yan, who distinguished clearly between good and evil and did everything based on feelings, was someone who could be easily manipulated and defeated.
Many times, he did not need to take care of Xiao Yan himself. Xiao Yan could be a sword for him to wield and use to take care of his other enemies.
In other words, it was because of Xiao Yan that he was able to trick the Nether Priest, kill him, and then obtain his control over the Netherworld Sea.
If not for the Emperor of the Dead, the Nether Priest would have died a long time ago.
Hence, to avoid the rage of the Emperor of the Dead, as well as to save himself from being hunted down by the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Great Void Sect, Shen Tuze had no choice but to hide and keep a low profile, like his grand-ancestor. He bided his time all this while.
He had been doing or a long time and he had the patience to continue with it.
After the revival of Buddhism, he decided to go to them for asylum. With the help of the Buddhists, he was able to successfully evade the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Void Sect, and the Emperor of the Dead.
Both Buddhist teachings and the teachings from the Emperor of the Dead were eclectic. Hence, Shen Tuze made great progress in his cultivation.
However, what shocked him was the fact that the everyone in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, including Xiao Yan, showed massive improvement in just a short period of time.
Even for the normally calm and composed Shen Tuze, he was rather affected by this development.
Regardless whether it was his own strength or the strength that he could tap on, these would be irrelevant once the disparity in power had widened sufficiently.
If he wanted others to become his knife, he must first have the courage to wield a knife. Hence, Shen Tuze never dared to underestimate Xiao Yan, someone who had been famous since before the last War of the Two Worlds.
However, he never expected that Xiao Yan had become so powerful so quickly.
The four heroes of the Celestial Sect of Wonders all advanced into the Immortal Soul Second Level. For Xiao Yan, he had been residing in the Netherworld Sea ever since and rarely left. Hence, it was hard for others to gauge his ability. However, using the other three as a reference, it was not hard to guess.
Much less had to be said about their master.
Looking at Xiao Yan before him, Shen Tuze was speechless. However, he calmed himself and continued with the task at hand.
At this moment, for Shen Tuze, this was his best chance at facing off against Xiao Yan and seizing control of the Netherworld Sea.
Not only did Xiao Yan come, but the Emperor of the Dead also. For the Emperor of the Dead, his priority was not to settle the traitor, Shen Tuze, but to take care of Xiao Yan too.
The Heaven-Destroying Sword was unable to enter the Netherworld Sea. Many powerful members of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, including Lin Feng, were in the Spirit Sea. This was the best time for him to act too.
The most crucial matter was that the longer they dragged, the more Xiao Yan would be able to cultivate the Netherworld Sea. To them, this situation may soon be permanent.
However, Shen Tuze was stunned by the Emperor of the Dead’s entry.
He was not surprised that he had regained his strength so quickly.
While similar ceremonies had been disrupted by Lin Feng and Yan Nanlai, costing the Emperor of the Dead much resources, he still possessed enough resources to try again for the third time.
What shocked Shen Tuze was the fact that the Emperor of the Dead could join the scramble for the Netherworld Sea.
He knew that in a battle between Lin Feng and the Emperor of the Dead before the War of the Two Worlds, Lin Feng not only ruined his first attempt at regaining his powers, he also had to cede his control of the Netherworld Sea away.
The Nether Priest saved the Emperor of the Dead but he was unable to retrieve his control of the Netherworld Sea.
However, it now appeared that he had some tricks up his sleeve. While he still appeared weak, the Emperor of the Dead was able to enter the Netherworld Sea and disrupt Xiao Yan’s cultivation.
This threw Shen Tuze off-balance.
The same question was in the minds of Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao, and Wu Mengqi. However, they did not voice it out loud. Everyone’s gazes were fixed on the red pillar of light that had a ring around it.
Wu Mengqi turned away from Yan Xinghe. He calmed himself and then looked at Catastrophe.
While he was a proud individual, Wu Mengqi was clearer than anyone else that he was the weakest among everyone present. While his opponents did not know, he himself knew that he had no back-up.
Under this situation, it was difficult for him to enter the brawl for the Netherworld Sea. It would be a success for him to maintain his own control.
While he did not like the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Emperor of the Dead was more despicable to Wu Mengqi and the Great Void Sect. Likewise, the Buddhists were a pain in the neck too.
Both the Emperor of the Dead and Shen Tuze tried to use their supernatural consciousness to affect Xiao Yan’s work and interfere with his control over the Netherworld Sea.
This was akin to increasing the pressure on Xiao Yan. If they could sever the connection between Xiao Yan, Catastrophe, and the Netherworld Sea, their job would be much easier.
In the past decade, Wu Mengqi had been doing that too. This time, however, he stood aside. He did not try to mess up Xiao Yan’s control of the Netherworld Sea or help Shen Tuze and the Emperor of the Dead.
He appeared totally out of it as he stood on the light ring and looked on.
Shi Tianhao arrived next to Xiao Yan’s Virtual Entity. The 30 meters tall giant looked at him and nodded.
The many worlds in the Netherworld Sea finally merged into a dimension that was in the shape of a ring. The barriers between everyone disappeared too. Everyone could now freely strike each other.
“Let’s go!” While there were only two of them, and their opponents outnumbered them, Xiao Yan and Shi Tianhao both laughed and charged toward their enemies!
Xiao Yan’s Virtual Entity stood up from the lotus seat of flames. Lotus blossomed underneath him and then turned into a boundless sea of fire. He shrugged his shoulders and the many calamities of the Netherworld Sea rushed toward him, which made him look taller.
Especially the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire and the Heaven Apocalyptic Blaze, which raged on even more intensely in their natural habitat.
Shi Tianhao, who was next to him, split into his Yingyuan Body and Huangtian Body. The City in the Sky in his head and the Celestial Sky Formation expanded. Underneath the heaven and above the majestic city, a halo of light started to rise, turning in tandem with the heavens!