The Soul Subduing Mantra consisted of a total of four talisman techniques: Soul Subduing, Soul Lock, Soul Anchor and Soul Refining. The one that Chen Feng was most proficient in was the Soul Subduing technique. In the past, the Soul Subduing technique would prove effective even in the face of opponents whose cultivation bases were higher than him. This time, however, it had failed to bring about any effects.
Soul Subduing Talisman and Soul Lock Talisman. Both had failed to do anything. Smiling wryly, Chen Feng then utilized the Soul Anchor technique and Soul Refining technique.
He utilized the four secret techniques in quick succession, exhausting a great deal of his energy in the process. On the other hand, the mini man simply snickered as he observed Chen Feng’s actions, allowing Chen Feng to attack him while remaining immobile himself.
“Ha ha ha, this immortal technique is quite good. A pity, your level is still not high enough. If I am the one using it, I will surely be able to defeat those on a higher level. All right, kid. It’s about time. I’ll be making a move now.” The mini man was finally losing his patience.
“Wait! This skill set of mine consists of eight techniques. I have only utilized four techniques now. There are still four more that I have yet to display!” Chen Feng shouted.
“No need to go through all that trouble. Later, I will devour the memories within your soul. That way, I will be able to find out everything,” said the mini man, who took a step forward. Instantly, it felt as though the world was collapsing on itself. For Chen Feng, it seemed as though the mini man was growing in size, becoming as big as a mountain.
Chen Feng was aware that the mini man did not actually become larger. It was simply a result of the pressure bearing down on his mind. At the same time, he could also see the insurmountable gap between the two of them.
“Soul Subduing Mantra!” Chen Feng howled and another Soul Subduing Talisman was condensed out to charge towards the mini man.
“This again? It cannot do anything to me.” The mini man became irritated. Thus, he stretched his hand out to grab the Soul Subduing Talisman, wanting to rip it apart with his bare hand.
However, the instant his hand caught the Soul Subduing Talisman, the ‘subdue’ character on the talisman abruptly shone with an eye-piercing radiance. Surprisingly, this talisman was over 10,000 times stronger compared to the previous Soul Subduing Talisman.
“Oh, no!” By then, the mini man had noticed that there was something amiss. A sense of danger was already surging up to his mind.
The mini man grew wary and he wanted to back away. However, the Soul Subduing Talisman moved at an even faster rate to smash down and suppress the mini man’s figure.
This time, the Soul Subduing Talisman was not broken. Like a mountain, hundreds of thousands of zhang in height, it pressed the mini man down the ground.
A formidable power of suppression and restriction instantly enveloped the mini man.
“How could this be? How did you become so powerful?” The mini man screamed as he struggled fiercely. At the same time, he exhaled an energy stream at Chen Feng.
The energy stream was similar to the Soul Storm move that Chen Feng had utilized in the past. However, it was far stronger and faster.
In the face of the energy stream, Chen Feng was immediately assailed by a suffocating feeling. He knew that getting hit by that would cause his body to shatter apart.
It was then that Tower suddenly appeared before Chen Feng. Swiftly raising his hand, he grasped and the energy stream was crushed, reduced to motes of light energy, which then disappeared within Chen Feng’s sea of wisdom.
Tower did not say anything. Instead, he proceeded to display one secret technique after another. They were none other than the techniques from the Soul Subduing Mantra that Chen Feng had utilized earlier.
Cracks had begun appearing across the Soul Subduing Talisman suppressing the mini man and the character on the talisman was gradually growing dim. It looked as though the mini man was about to break free. However, Tower’s actions sent another Soul Subduing Talisman out. This time a rumbling sound accompanied the talisman as it smashed down against the mini man’s figure, causing the mini man to tremble. It seemed as though he might shatter apart as a result.
Soul Lock Talisman, Soul Refining Talisman. Two more talismans followed suit. Due to that, the situation became more secure. The mini man kept roaring, causing the talismans on him to flash continuously. However, there were no signs of them cracking at all.
Seeing that, Chen Feng breathed a sigh of relief. Even so, Tower remained silent, secretly making preparations for his next move.
“Can you handle him?” Noticing the expression on Tower’s face, Chen Feng could not stop himself from asking.
“No problem. However, it will take some effort. This fellow’s soul is already very close to that of the Ascendant Immortal stage. Thankfully, he doesn’t have a fleshly body. Also, thankfully, he did not utilize the Treasured Ocean Pearl’s power right from the start, otherwise it would have been problematic,” Tower said with a serious tone.
“What is this? Who are you? You, an artefact spirit? A measly little artefact spirit thinks it can suppress me? You’re dreaming!” the mini man shouted loudly, his soundwaves sweeping outwards to shake his surroundings and Chen Feng had to utilize the Blood Mustering Bead’s power to defend himself.
“Dreaming, eh? You’ll find out soon enough,” Tower said. Next, a beam of sword energy descended from above to slash the mini man.
The mini man cried out wretchedly and Chen Feng noticed the holographic quality of the mini man’s figure becoming slightly dimmer. It was no longer as condensed as before.
“The sword beam from an Immortal-tier sword! How? You are just the artefact spirit of a Sacred artefact. How can you control the sword beam of an immortal sword? Impossible!” The mini man grew terrified and he struggled with an even greater degree of ferocity. It looked as though he was putting his life on the line for it.
Black-coloured energy streams flowed out from the mini man’s figure and not even the talismans could stop them. The moment they emerged, Chen Feng felt his sea of wisdom expanding violently. It was like an ever-expanding water balloon. After reaching a certain level of expansion, it would blow up. An unbearable and terrifying aura engulfed all of Chen Feng’s thoughts.
Tower shouted and the semi-transparent silhouette of the Longevity Tower appeared within Chen Feng’s sea of wisdom to envelop it all.
Immediately, the sea of wisdom stopped expanding. Chen Feng, though, was still racked by an unbearable feeling. However, thanks to the clash between the two powers, his sea of wisdom had grown bigger. It had grown by at least one third of its original size. Additionally, with the reinforcing help from the Longevity Tower, it had also become even more stable than before. This was something that would have taken quite some time for Chen Feng to accomplish on his own.
However, it was a forced growth, causing Chen Feng an incomparable amount of discomfort. Additionally, some parts of his soul had also fallen into a state of chaos. Not to mention, his control over his sea of wisdom had decreased as well.
Even so, Chen Feng was aware that he would be able to stabilize the situation in time.
“Sigh! Another rapid improvement in strength. I still have a great deal of energy inside my body that I have yet to refine. And now, my foundation has become slightly unstable. After this is over, or perhaps, after leaving this ancient battlefield, I must find a quiet place to cultivate myself.
Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou!
The beam of sword energy kept stabbing the mini man, unleashing a total of 10 or so attacks at him. In the end, it dissipated away in its entirety.
By then, however, the mini man was already terribly weakened. At any rate, the sword energy was something obtained from an immortal sword. As for the mini man, he had yet to cultivate up to the Ascendant Immortal stage. He could only endure this long because the immortal sword was a broken one.
Tower stepped forward and extended one hand. Rotating slowly on his palm was the Longevity Tower.
“Who are you? What treasure is this? Is it the Exquisite Pagoda from the Immortal Plane? No, that’s not it. The aura is different.
“Spare me! Spare me! I can do anything! I can become your most loyal servant!
“Please don’t kill me! It wasn’t easy cultivating up to this level. Surviving this long was even harder! I don’t want to die! I have been staying inside this space for many years. I know where there are treasures! Also, I have stayed in the Immortal Plane before. I know of some secrets. Do not kill me! I will be of great use to you!”
The mini man kept begging. He could sense the killing intent coming from Tower’s eyes.
“You want me to spare you? It is not impossible,” Tower then moved forward to stand before the mini man.
“Open up your soul and let me insert a soul imprint within it. Then, make a Heavenly Oath. That way, I can spare you,” Tower said coolly.
A savage light flashed across the mini man’s eyes. However, he quickly said. “All right. I can make a Heavenly Oath. I can also let you place an imprint within my soul. As long as you let me live, I’ll do it.”
“That will be for the best.” Tower chuckled and stepped forward.
The talismans that were suppressing the mini man abruptly exploded and a formidable aura charged out. The mini man then swiftly grew in size. After breaking out of the talismans, he sent a punch towards Tower.
“I’ve been gathering my strength, waiting for this opportunity! Now, die!” the mini man shouted and the calm sea of wisdom was thrown into a state of turbulence once again.
“You were waiting for me, but so was I. You were gathering your strength, but so was I. However, you are not as strong as me. The result is already determined,” Tower said, and the Longevity Tower grew in size before sending a pulse attack at the mini man.
Tangible energy fluctuations spread out within the sea of wisdom and the mini man did not even get the chance to let out a wretched cry before his figure was shattered apart by the suppressive power.
Next, the spire of the Longevity Tower fired out streams of light, which kept intersecting one another to form a layer of barrier. Several characters could be seen on the barrier. They were all the same character, written with a different style: Seal.
“Huh, it’s done! In the end, I still have to utilize the power of my body.” After saying that, Tower’s figure flew back into the Longevity Tower, which rotated a few times before disappearing from sight.
Chen Feng breathed a sigh of relief as well. After adjusting his state of mind, he strode forward. Although the remnants of the mini man had been sealed, they were still inside Chen Feng’s sea of wisdom. Chen Feng would have to deal with the situation as soon as possible.
As he was stepping forward, Chen Feng received a message from Tower and he understood what he had to do next.
“The soul of a peak-level Earthen Immortal. Tsk, tsk. If I can completely refine it, how much would my cultivation base rise?” Chen Feng whispered as he reached out with his hand to press the surface of the barrier.
The barrier shook and the ‘seal’ characters on it shone with a greater brilliance. Channelling a secret technique, Chen Feng could feel a strand of soul power getting absorbed into his body.
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