The Spiritual Attainment of Minghe - Chapter 20
The Spiritual Attainment of Minghe Chapter 20
Inside the God-killing Sword Formation, Hongjun looked as firm as ever. He was atop the golden bridge formed by his Map of Taichi that protected him. The sword attacks were unable to touch him at all. Luolou recognized the map and naturally knew the depth of its strength.
"God-killing Sword Formation; Killer of Gods and Deities; kill them all! Go!" Luo Hou shouted. Four flashes of sword shadow rose from the formation, standing at its four corners.
The four swords released an endless stream of killing intents. They were different from the usual red; these were purely black and carried the will to kill the gods and destroy the heaven and earth. The chilling killing intents froze the formation and black snowflakes fell everywhere, finally forming four sword columns pointed at the heaven.
The formation kept shifting until it tore a large opening where countless black lightning burst out. The power from the lightning was beyond all creatures and capable of destroying everything. Seeing this, there was finally some expression on Hongjun's face. The formation was stronger than he had anticipated.
All the black lightning clung to the four sword columns. Countless lightning fragments twisted around the columns, condensing into four enormous black Talisman Symbols: 'Kill', 'Trap', 'Slay', and 'Sever'.
The moment the Talisman Symbols were formed, the swords made a deafening hum. They gleamed, reflecting black light, and the strong killing intents formed into four tornados that connected the heaven and earth.
The blood light in Luohou's eyes rose a few feet again. Pointing at Hongjun, Luohou released four enormous currents of gray Sword Aura, breaking a large part of the defense and locking Hongjun by his killing mind.
Luohou was fairly confident in his attack this time. His God-killing Sword Formation was naturally full of power. It was further strengthened by the inclusion of all the Evil spirit in this Cultivation Tribulation. Therefore, it would not be difficult to break into the defensive layer of the Map of Taichi.
Hongjun was unflustered. The golden light beneath his feet shimmered and formed a shadowy golden lotus. He released his Jade Butterfly of Fate. Endless columns of lights were reflected onto the golden lotus and gradually solidified it.
Four currents of Sword Aura of Chaos attacked the golden lotus, shaking the whole formation. When the Sword Aura of Chaos disappeared, the golden lotus was full of cracks and also gradually disappeared. Hongjun's face turned red. Evidently, he received damage from the attacks earlier.
Hongjun was in no hurry. Some Cloud of Blessings appeared over his head. Three figures flew out from the flowers of heaven, earth, and human, which were the three separations of Hongjun. Luohou was totally shocked of the three separations that were all at the peak level of Sage-to-be.
When his three separations appeared, Hongjun started to move. The golden bridge under his feet changed into four, protecting Hongjun and his three separations to fly to the four sides of the God-killing Sword Formation. Luohou tried to stop this change immediately, but Hongjun waved his hands and a flag turned out in the sky. A current of Sword Aura of Chaos released from it, moving towards Luohou.
The Pangu Banner, the Map of Taichi, and the Bell of Chaos were called the Three Treasures of Heaven and Earth Creation and were all Primordial Supreme Treasures of the highest grade. The three treasures possessed the power to tear apart the Hong Meng Chaos, crush the time and space of heaven and earth, dominate ten thousands of abstruse cultivation methods, and create a new universe. The banner could nurture an enormous amount of Sword Aura of Chaos, giving it unrivaled power.
Luohou remained on alert and the Black Lotus of Destructions materialized under his feet to defend against the Sword Aura of Chaos. The lotus, however, faded slightly after taking the hit. Having accomplished his purpose, Hongjun split a portion of his godly will to control the Pangu Banner. Though the power of the Sword Aura of Chaos was not enough to destroy Luohou, it could stop him for an instant. That was what Hongjun needed.
The moment Luohou was forced back, Hongjun and his three separations rushed towards the four sides of the formation. With a little time, the whole formation seemed to have gotten stuck and stopped at once. Luohou was shocked. After a dark light flashed, a black spear appeared in his hands. It was another Killing Supreme Treasure, God-killing Spear.
The God-killing Spear was a Top grade Primordial Supreme Treasure, which was formed by the mixture of the stems of the Green Lotus of Chaos and the evilest aura in the chaos. Its attacking power was above the Pangu Banner and Karma need not be taken into account after killing. It was simply a tool of massacre without special functions. It was unlike other Primordial Supreme Treasures. It did not have the ability to suppress luck like the Three Treasures of Heaven and Earth Creation and the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth.
The God-killing Spear gave out an attack, instantly bursting powerful killing intents. At the same time, the Pangu Banner fought back, endless Sword Aura of Chaos spearing out. However, the Pangu Banner was controlled by a separation of Hongjun, which could not match with Luohou.
Luohou started to feel panic. He knew his God-killing Sword Formation would be destroyed sooner or later. Who could have guessed Hongjun had three separations with the same cultivation with himself? Hongjun was, after all, the only one who had mastered the Way of the Three Separations. It truly caught Luohuo off guard.
The only way for Luohou to win now was to destroy Hongjun's Original Spirit mark on the Pangu Banner and snatch it before his formation was destroyed. Just as Luohou tried to make a grab for the banner, Hongjun enforced supernatural power into it. The banner erupted with infinite power and enhanced the power of the Sword Aura of Chaos, forcing Luohou back again.
When the power suddenly erupted, Luohuo's reaction was not quick enough. Though the Black Lotus of Destructions was known for its defense, it was nevertheless a Primordial Spiritual Treasure of the highest grade. It could not be compared to the full force of Pangu Banner. Coupled with the sudden enhancement of the Sword Aura of Chaos, Luohou was put in a truly sorry situation.
Luohou gave Hongjun a glare of pure hatred as he descended next to the Pangu Banner. In Hongjun's hands, there were still a sealed formation and four swords. Was that not his God-killing Sword Formation? Luohuo did not expect Hongjun to have the capability to break his formation.
With all the weapons covering him from head to toe, Hongjun took advantage of the moment to charge fiercely at Luohou. Luohou became more and more desperate. The God-killing Spear could match up to the Pangu Banner, but it could not break the double defense of the Map of Taichi and the Jade Butterfly of Fate.
Luohou's Black Lotus of Destructions was also not enough to defend against the attack of the Pangu Banner. What was worse was Hongjun had fully equipped his three separations with the Golden Lotus of Merit at 12 grade, the Emerald Lotus Flag, the Natural Cloud Realm Flag, and so on. If Minghe were around, he would have definitely tried to rob Hongjun.
After the fight went on for three days and nights, Luohou ended up heavily injured. The light of his God-killing Spear and Black Lotus of Destructions was a lot dimmer. Evidently, they had absorbed a significant amount of damage. Hongjun appeared as calm as ever, earning him a hateful glare from Luohou. He shouted furiously, "Hongjun! It won't be easy for you to realize your Dao. Even if I die, I also won't benefit you!"
"Let it explode! Explode! Ex…" Following Luohou's screams, the whole western land shook with the explosions of the Devil Tribe and the western Spiritual Pulse. Luohou also exploded himself, the tremors shaking the whole Untainted Land. The explosions left the west terribly damaged. This was also the reason why the land would be infertile later on.
The massive explosions did not leave Hongjun unharmed, despite his many treasures for protection. He was, in fact, heavily injured. What was worse was that the western land was destroyed due to his battle with Luohuo. The enormous Karma naturally fell down on him. That was like adding salt to his injury.
Looking at the badly damaged western land, Hongjun murmured to himself, "Could it be that the Way of Heaven was denied against me? Sigh…" Hongjun returned to his ashram with his formation and a body full of injuries. He did not even have the heart to look for the Black Lotus of Destructions and the God-Killing Spear that disappeared after Luohou's explosion.
Minghe naturally knew what happened in the west. But what he did not expect was that he would leave his closed-door meditation after hundred years to find that the first Cultivation Tribulation in Untainted Land was over. His plan to rob the treasuries of the Three Tribes of Dragon, Phoenix and Kylin was ruined as well.
After Luohou's explosion, Untainted Land became clear again as the Evil Spirit began dissipating. Endless merits fell down from heaven. 70% went to Hongjun's Mount Yujing while 30% went to the three tribes. But the merit was not absorbed as it was used to offset their Karma.