Chapter 98: Spirit Treasure Vortex (2)

“My god…” Presently, Xu Yangyi and God Ming were unaware that the entire scenic area of the Four Great Joint Pools had seethed over! All mortals were incensed!

They shrieked and were frightened. Just now, the body of an unknown creature, so terrifyingly large, had suddenly appeared! Followingly, two immortal-like men used moves that they could only read about in books, moves that could only be seen in movies! 

“Did anyone take a video?!” 

“What the heck is that?!” 

“I’ll Weibo it later! T-That’s an unknown creature!” 

“Are they immortals?!” 

“There’s really something like that in this world?!”

Old Zhou and Old Fang stood up in front of the propped-up digital camcorder, terrified out of their minds. They didn’t dare to believe anything that they had witnessed!

What… was that white tide that filled the sky? What was that giant exploding flower high up in the air? How were these two people able to radiate white light? And even fire?

“T-This isn’t real…” At the volcano mouth of Old Black Mountain, a camping youth kneeled on the ground like he was making a pilgrimage, shuddering from head to toe. “That’s an immortal… A real immortal…” 

Xu Yangyi and God Ming weren’t worried about their surroundings in the slightest. Now that events had reached this stage, how could things be gotten away with! Since power had been displayed before mortals, then let it be displayed! When matters came to a head, bold action was needed. A Core Formation origin crystal couldn’t be let go whatsoever! 

God Ming stood among the sword dance of his twenty-plus puppets. With the three-headed demonbeast stationed at the vanguard, his white hair waved about madly, and he suddenly laughed, “I have no time to waste with you…”

“This next blow will send you on your way!”

“Just how I like it.” Xu Yangyi licked his lips. In his body, a frenzied sensation became stronger and stronger in his qi sea! He had to end this battle between them as fast as he could!

Within these five minutes, everything had to come to a close. Two minutes to take the origin crystal, and three minutes to leave.

“God Ming’s Supreme Dao…” God Ming inhaled deeply, the surrounding qi around his body flaring. “Falling Sunlit Cloud Violesence.”

Buzz… Around him, all the puppets were funnels, frantically sucking in the surrounding qi! As for God Ming’s mouth… because of the qi he’d absorbed, a thumb-sized bullet of spiritual light had astonishingly formed. Furthermore… it was still becoming larger!

Right now, THIS was his true trump! One of the hidden aces in his hand!

“Ten Cardinals Red Lotus…” Xu Yangyi’s gaze grew solemn. This was the most troublesome person he’d encountered in the middle stage of Qi Condensation!

At the core of his heart, God Ming took a long sigh. This move was quite fearsome. Extremely fearsome. However, just by barely relying on this technique, he had the confidence to strike down his opponent! But above all… he silently stroked the ring on his middle finger. Inside, he still a Phaseshift Talisman; he was absolutely certain that he would leave this place!

His only miscalculation was that such a great matter had unexpectedly happened during the decryption! He could only willfully take out the tenth coffin, otherwise...

In the next second, his pupils suddenly needled!

“Life Sacrification.” 

Following these words… God Ming shockingly discovered that his opponent’s hands began to burn with raging flames! In an instant, the surrounding qi oscillations reached a point that caused his heart to tremble in fear!

This was Xu Yangyi’s ace! From the beginning until now, Life Sacrification had only been used once in a position that God Ming didn’t see! And thus, this was the winning bullet! 

“Die!” This qi fluctuation forced God Ming’s eyes to bulge in shock, bringing his heart to sheer terror! No longer was this within his calculations, his forehead profusely dripping with cold sweat. He never expected that his opponent would actually be able to raise this divine ability’s power again!

In the wake of God Ming’s furious roar, over twenty balls of spiritual light converged into a skull-sized purple orb in half a second. Its power was racing thunder manifest as it arced towards Xu Yangyi like electricity! 

Simultaneously, Xu Yangyi waved both of his hands. With a roar… a two-headed fire-dragon charged at God Ming’s orb!

Twin dragons had left the sea, multiplying their power to exhibit supreme power!

Boom! The two divine abilities collided. The area tens of meters all around Jadewave’s corpse trembled! The charred odor in the air rendered one unable to open their eyes! The vigorous eruption of the qi wave caused everyone’s hair to go flying back!

A ray of fiery splendor and a dragon’s sharp cry burst in both Xu Yangyi’s heart and God Ming’s heart. In an instant… all the lakewater came to a boil!

Huuummm… But the lakewater wasn’t the only thing to boil. The pair standing in front of the corpse’s wound detected… that the entire corpse was rocking! Starting just moments ago, the massive demon corpse… was swaying ceaselessly! There was no way this could be the doing of a Qi Condensation divine ability!

“This…” Xu Yangyi’s gaze twinkled as he looked at the bottom of the lake. He could sense that these tremors were coming from the lake bed! 

In the next second… Jadewave’s corpse began to swivel about! It looked like an invisible hand was moving it! Xu Yangyi quickly looked at the lakewater, and his pupils abruptly shrunk!

At the center of the lakewater… a tremendous vortex… a maelstrom no less than a full 200 meters in size swiftly took form. In the vortex, a shiver-inducing qi fluctuation began to faintly erupt!

Originally, there shouldn’t have been light on the lake bed, but in the vortex a thousand rays of treasure light ascended! From the blackness… it passed through from the lake bottom that was so deep that the floor couldn’t be seen… dyeing the lake surface a radiant expanse of gold!

Inhaling deeply, Xu Yangyi almost moved instinctively at first, yet promptly stopped, standing in place like a nail! This… was the treasury of a thousand-year-old demon… on the precipice of rising to the lake’s surface! Countless spirit stones and spirit treasures, a spiritual tempest birthed by the lost control of spiritual sense!

“No good!” In his mind, God Ming was in a state of great panic. He was just about to make a break towards the shore and flee, but the moment he glanced at Xu Yangyi, a stormy fury reached the zenith in his heart!

Why… aren’t you hiding yet?! If I hide and he doesn’t, wouldn’t I just be handing over the Core Formation origin crystal, a supreme treasure perhaps not even chanced upon once in a thousand years, into his hands?!

Whoever shirked back because of this spirit tempest… This was equal to announcing their elimination! By virtue, only by hiding on the shore could this black hole-like maelstrom be completely exited!

“I… will not hide, either!” God Ming’s eyes nearly flushed red. Cackling miserably, his voice hoarse, he forcibly stood his ground!

Presently at Old Black Mountain’s volcanic lake, all cultivators and mortals could see the funnel-like construct of lake water. Hordes of shrimps, crabs, and fish had been stirred into the nexus of this funnel by its imposing natural power. A shiver-inducing black hole of death was formed!

The heart of the black hole seemed to be the gargantuan mouth of a demon. As the terrible qi fluctuations became increasingly distinct, the treasure light below became greater and greater!

Ruuumbbbleee… Sound waves that sounded like muffled thunder could be loudly heard from underneath. As of now, this volcano, dead for a thousand years… was erupting once again!

RUMBLE!!!!!! Three seconds later, a golden spirit spring soared into the sky! Its height… was 500 meters! Its width… was 200 meters! It was an earth-dragon spewing water! An immortal coalescing a spring! 

Yet this wasn’t the golden color of spring water… on the other hand, countless magik artifacts, talismans, and medicinal elixirs were accompanying the spirit spring to rush into the air! There were hundreds of them, thousands! Tens of thousands!

Among them, there was even an endless amount of spirit stones! They made up a figure that towered by the tens of thousands! Brilliant and scintillating, these stones were a blossom of color, a myriad hues of purple and red! 

It seemed that at this moment, a small crack had split open in the heavens, releasing the vast, butterfly-esque stars that lay within. In the sky, a prismatic rain drifted. Falling down on the earth, this rain overlooked the startled, pale stars flying in the sky as the whirling sound of rain arrived!

Crash!

Here and now, no one present dared to say anything!

Thump… A tourist lifelessly sat down on the grass, his faltering hand dumbly pointing at the huge fountain.

“T-This is… a miracle…” Somewhere else, there was an old man. His throat was dry. Regardless of the two figures on the lake currently… or that tremendous monster… and despite the presently flaring kaleidoscopic foundation… Everything was like a dream!

Each mortal had been stunned by the magnificent view before their eyes. Crystalline lakewaters formed a fountain that gushed into the sky. Bending moonlight below, it reflected three shimmering layers, dispersed into a pearl. From within, endless treasures, spirit stones, and even more supreme treasures were flushed out by spring water! They glittered with an enchanting radiance.

Boom! It was unknown which bottle of precious medicine shattered, but an invigorating, delicate fragrance scattered through the air. Simultaneously, the manifestation of a purple flower emerged around the spring water, like fresh flowers in full bloom at the side of a fountain. 

Bang bang bang… 

Boom boom… Crack crack crack… Countless brittle echoes began to ring out from the several-hundred-meter-tall fountain. Vast quantities of pill-elixirs, talismans, and magik artifacts transformed into dust among this battering. Afterwards, they became layer after layer of rainbow brilliance, dyeing the fountain… a display of fireworks and lanterns, fiery trees and silver flowers! 

In the Four Great Joint Pools, Xu Yangyi, God Ming, and everyone else was motionless! They were waiting!

Shing! A sharp sword ruthlessly tore through Xu Yangyi’s left shoulder. Inside the vortex, there was anything and everything! There were pill-elixirs, Daomaster Jadewave’s flesh that had ripped and crumbled apart because of the treasury, and all kinds of magik artifacts and talismans! There existed opportunity, but also great danger! 

Blood quickly pervaded the maelstrom. Xu Yangyi rigidly clenched his teeth, and kept silent. On his body, stomach, thighs, arms, and shoulders… there were already ten-odd bloody holes. He was so injured that a human shape couldn’t be made out of him. His sole fortune was that his injuries weren’t fatal. They were nothing more than heavy wounds.

At the center of the vortex, unlimited blades, swords, and armor were tangled together by qi, into a whirlpool formed of lakewater that furled into a barrier of swords! As for Xu Yangyi, he was in the thick of this barrier.

Sharp pain charged into his brain from his whole body. Since earlier, he’d been cleanly pierced by the edges of over a dozen magik artifacts! Blood poured without inhibition, yet he still didn’t retreat a single step!

A Core Formation Dao Master’s hidden treasury had become a sky-spouting fountain. Even though the magik artifacts within lacked the control of spiritual force, their degree of piercing still wasn’t something that a Qi Condensation cultivator could endure.

Yet if he gave in, without sacrifice, from where would fortune be obtained?! Without abandoning oneself and life, how in the world would a millennium-old origin crystal be struggled for?!

Xu Yangyi gazed across the vortex. Likewise, God Ming was inside. The other’s injuries were hardly any less severe than his! God Ming’s puppets had all broken apart. Only the three-headed demonbeast was left in control, but it was minus a head! As for God Ming himself, he’d long since transformed into a bloody figure. His physique arts were inferior to Xu Yangyi’s, and the bloody holes on his body… counted up to twenty!

Yet God Ming… did not flee either!

“Fall back…” God Ming’s throat carried a bloody raspiness, and he grinded his teeth. “I am one of the successors… of God Ming… If you leave here, I will carry your sentiment until the end of time…”

“Fellow Daoist, our Ming Clan is one of the Five Great Demon Clans! You have to think this over clearly… If you leave now, I will bear your sentiment, as if nothing has occurred! However…” He wiped the blood at the side of his lip, thirsty for the sanguine fluid. His hair was white, he wore a suit, and he carried a folding fan, yet he didn’t possess a single shred of the elegance and refinement of his most initial style. 

God Ming’s teeth grinded audibly as he clenched them. “But as long as you dare continue, you shall be faced with the Ming Clan’s hunt, relentless until death! Ceaseless for all eternity!”

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