Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 499
Chapter 499: – Heaven-defying RevivalTianming and Ye Lingfeng followed the soulfiend’s lead to the weapon . Even though it seemed to have forgotten matters long past, its short term memory was rather impressive . It led them through the Demon City, taking hundreds of turns before reaching a glowing heavenly pattern formation .
The two charged forward and saw a sphere-shaped underground labyrinth, but it didn’t look like the one they had found the Crimsonblood Galaxy within . This one was different .
There was no sea of ants here, and right in the middle of the labyrinth was a transparent heavenly pattern formation . Tianming could indeed see a blue weapon right in the center . As it didn’t look dangerous, Tianming jumped into it without hesitation . He stretched out his black arm and easily tore apart the heavenly pattern formation . Before he even gave the weapon a good look, he took it and jumped back to Ye Lingfeng .
They had to hurry and return to the altar now that they had the weapon . Based on what Tianming felt from Ling’er’s Love, he had a premonition that she would awaken soon, possibly due to the innate godchild soul’s influence .
On the way back, he took a good look at the weapon and was delighted to find that it was a chain . It was blue all over and had ninety-nine rings, each one looking like a star field . It was heavily dotted with stars all over . Ninety-nine azure saintly heavenly patterns were inscribed on the rings, making the stars shimmer .
It was easily the most beautiful weapon Tianming had ever seen . It felt like he was holding a river of boundless stars . With a simple swing, he also noticed that the rings could be stretched really far apart .
“This chain’s range is up to three thousand meters!” he said with shock . In other words, as long as he had enough space and a good vantage point, he would be able to attack up to three kilometers away . Normally, the ninety-nine rings were only some tens of meters long, so it was suited for close combat as well .
“Even though I can’t use the fourth Shenxiao Sword Art strike with this, I can infuse Invincible Sword Ki into the chain to execute whip arts . ” Tianming excelled the best at whip arts . Currently, he was using the Life-Death Whip Art, but that was only an earth-ranked art, a little too simple .
“I’ll be able to learn other whip arts that work well with the Invincible Sword Body once I leave . ” Invincible Sword Body’s biggest benefit was that its foundation was Tianming’s body itself . He could use the Invincible Sword Ki however he wanted with a single thought, even channeling them through his fist or fingertips, so they would naturally work with this weapon as well .
“What’s this whip called?” Tianming didn’t know the weapon’s name, nor its origin . With Feiling out of commission, she wouldn’t be able to help him out with her encyclopedic knowledge, either—if she even knew about it in the first place . “Forget it, I’ll name you myself . Since each ring is like a star field and you can stretch three thousand meters long, I’ll call you Three-Thousand Starfield . ”
“Sounds like it’ll work great in tandem with Crimsonblood Galaxy, a match made in heaven!” Ying Huo said .
“That’s right! We’ll fight together!” Ye Lingfeng excitedly said .
“Why does that sound a little weird coming from you?” Tianming said .
“There’s nothing weird about it . Feng is pretty decent . He’s someone you can rely on for the rest of your life, you know . ” The fiery bird giggled .
“To hell with you . ” Tianming choked the fowl out of annoyance . First, it messed with Bai Zijin, and now it was messing with Ye Lingfeng . Those two were too innocent to know that they were being made fun of, though .
Since Three-Thousand Starfield was something the soulfiend found, it could be said to be a gift from Ye Lingfeng to pay him back for the one he had given him .
“You’ve exchanged marital gifts, I see,” Ying Huo said .
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Not long after, they were back in the vicinity of the altar .
“Feng, let’s stop cultivating for now and start making our final preparations . Ling’er will wake up in a few days, so we’ll be counting on you . ”
“Alright . I’ve been analyzing lots of different methods in the past few days, so I’ll do my best . ”
The atmosphere turned grim . The dead silence in the Demon City allowed Tianming to hear his own frantic heartbeat rather clearly . Time slowly ticked away, and soon, six days had passed .
“Feng!” The moment the necklace shook, Tianming signalled Ye Lingfeng to project his soul into his sea of consciousness so that he could hide there . His soul form shrunk infinitesimally small, making him really hard to discover . Next, the soulfiend opened its mouth and swallowed Ye Lingfeng’s ‘corpse’ . This was one of the methods he had come up with . As they only had a little time, whether they succeeded or failed, the soulfiend would have to send his ‘corpse’ over . As for the details, they had discussed them countless times .
“Feng,” Tianming said, taking a deep breath .
“Don’t worry, Sister Ling’er will be fine, I promise . We won’t lose!” Ye Lingfeng whispered .
“Alright . ”
Tianming didn’t want to put too much pressure on Ye Lingfeng, but he didn’t dare to imagine how he would react if he really did lose this one chance . Perhaps there would be no future for him anymore .
“If Ling’er is no longer in this world, I will no longer exist . Even though so many people placed their hopes in me . . . I’m sorry . . . . ” he said to himself .
When he finished, the necklace wildly shook in his spatial ring . If he didn’t take it out, the ring itself might shatter . The moment the necklace appeared in his hand, Feiling came bursting out of it .
Her eyes shone a blinding white . When she set her sights on Tianming, a powerful spiritual will came pressing down on him . After that, she manifested Celestial Wings and flew toward the altar . Though she could use the wings on herself, she wasn’t as fast and couldn’t use them for too long .
However, the innate godchild’s soul would never know why Tianming wasn’t staying far away from the altar, and gave her this chance instead . There was no way she would suspect normal mortals like Tianming and Ye Lingfeng would be in possession of a spiritual projection ability . The only time Ye Lingfeng had used it was when Feiling wasn’t around .
In fact, if the innate godchild’s soul only awakened from time to time, there was even less chance she would know about Ye Lingfeng . There was no way for her to know that the two had a method they could use to kill her soul when she was at her weakest .
“Last time, it was my carelessness that let her use Soulburn, but the same trick won’t work twice . Not to mention, if I die, she dies! I’ll just see what you can do about it!” the soul said as Tianming approached . Closing in toward her was the soulfiend, of which she was horribly terrified .
The soulfiend currently couldn’t control itself . However, Tianming and Ye Lingfeng had broken through two levels each and were much stronger, so they could keep it under control, despite it rampaging around . Thus, they carried out their plan to use the soulfiend to put up a show .
Tianming used his three lifebound beasts to hold the soulfiend back for some sense of realism . He was trying to look like he was preventing the soulfiend from gobbling Feiling up . He, on the other hand, followed her closely from behind, shattering one Spatial Wall after another as he approached .
The innate godchild’s soul could only do what Feiling could, despite having a vastly more powerful soul . Currently, she was flying at the very front, followed by Tianming giving chase and the soulfiend and his beasts behind him . Soon, they came to the underground labyrinth . Though Tianming was now much faster, he maintained his distance and chose to slowly approach Feiling until the moment she reached the altar, whereupon he boosted ahead .
“Don’t run!” he yelled . It was a crucial moment and he felt sweat forming on his forehead . The slightest mistake could cost him everything . This was rather trying on his mental fortitude, and he felt like he was short of breath .
In a fraction of a second, the two of them reached the front of the crystal coffin . The soul smiled, thinking that she would succeed as long as she could send the acquired godchild into the coffin . In fact, if not for Tianming tearing open the formations in the tomb and the appearance of the soul servants, she would’ve gotten her way much sooner .
“I shall defy the heavens and revive, leaving only one me behind!” she said with a giggle . The next moment, the coffin opened and she immediately charged into it .
“Feng!” This was the moment! Tianming stretched his black arm out and stopped the coffin from closing . There was a loud wham and Tianming felt some pain coming from his black arm for the first time . It appeared that the crystal coffin was also a powerful item . Had it been his right hand, it would no doubt have been crushed to powder . Even so, that was already enough .
The instant the coffin door was jammed, Ye Lingfeng came out from his sea of consciousness and fused into the innate godchild with Feiling after traveling through Tianming’s arm .
The moment the innate and acquired godchildren fused, the Feiling within the crystal coffin’s lips shook, then shifted into a smile . With a loud wham, a powerful force came shooting out of the coffin, sending Tianming flying . Right after that, the coffin closed back up .
“Open it!” Tianming raved madly as he attacked the coffin . Though he knew it was all up to Ye Lingfeng, he still had to keep up the act . The angrier and more desperate he was, the more the innate godchild’s soul would let down her guard and gleefully watch him suffer, thereby neglecting Ye Lingfeng’s presence .
This was the method the soulfiend had suggested; the two hadn’t just randomly come up with this idea . For the three of them to be able to fight the soul of a god to this extent was already a miracle in and of itself .
“Ling’er, survive! After this tribulation, you’ll transform into a new you . You’ll definitely be able to shake the world! You must win!”
Now, all that remained was to witness the unraveling of fate .
“Stop knocking . I have a gift for you, so make sure you enjoy it,” said the ‘Feiling’ in the coffin .