Chapter 154 – The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow Reveals Its Might
Translator: Mr Voltaire
When the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow crushed Qiu Xuan Chong in a single attack, Qiu Xuan Rong cried out, “Xuan Chong!” He felt as if his eyes were going to explode. This was his little brother who was about to be killed right in front of him; he felt like he was going mad.
The other cultivators also stared – a Half Step Essence Core realm cultivator had been killed, just like that. This caused a chill to spread within all of their hearts.
“You killed someone from our family; this old man will take your life today.” Qiu Xuan Rong stepped off from the platform and walked on the air as he formed a massive hand and grabbed towards the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow. The powerful shockwaves that it gave off seemed to cause the heavens and earth to become dim.
Under the platform, Xiao Yun stumbled backwards from the might, a trace of blood leaking out from his lips. The Essence Core realm was too powerful and was not something that he could defend against.
“Second Layer of the Essence Core realm?” As that massive hand swept towards them, even the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s body slightly trembled as its flames started to collapse. Its eyes became cold as its claws slashed towards the massive hand. Fiery light shone on the massive claws, which caused the air to twist and turn.
Even though the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was only at the peak of the First Layer of the Essence Core realm, it was extraordinarily powerful. As its massive claws moved, the fiery light turned into multiple vortexes that devoured the might coming towards them and weakened the aura of the attack shooting towards them.
“What is this bird’s origins?” In the distance, even some of the Essence Core realm cultivators were completely shocked and could tell with a glance that the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was extraordinary. Those seemingly-ordinary claws possessed a profoundness about them, as if they contained divine abilities that normal people did not have.
As everyone watched on, the gigantic claw slashed through the air, clashing with Qiu Xuan Rong’s massive hand.
The instant their attacks collided, the air trembled as a fiery light exploded and a berserk shockwave swept out. Through the fiery light, the others could see that the flames of the giant claws continuously devoured the gigantic hand, causing its aura to become weaker. Finally, the claws of flames pulsated and destroyed the gigantic hand.
As the gigantic hand collapsed, Qiu Xuan Rong’s body trembled and his hands became visibly charred. If his cultivation was not at the Second Layer of the Essence Core realm, he would have been heavily injured. Even so, a stream of fire had entered the meridians in his hand and arm and incinerated them all.
“What searing True Fire; just what is this bird?” Qiu Xuan Rong was completely dumbfounded. He immediately retreated, hurriedly circulated his Essence Core realm aura, and extinguished the True Fire within his arm. However, when he did this, he found that the True Fire was not as simple as it seemed.
This True Fire seemed to be able to devour his Essence Qi, which made the process of putting it out much slower. Luckily, there was not much True Fire, otherwise the consequences would have been unimaginable.
On the other hand, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s body only slightly trembled, but its body shone with a fiery light and made it seem incredibly domineering. Its wings once again gathered a stream of flames and caused searing heatwaves to roll out in all directions.
“Is there something wrong with my eyes? That bird actually stopped an Essence Core realm cultivator’s attack!” The cultivators of the various families were greatly dismayed.
“It can fight with Essence Core realm cultivators?” Some of the elders narrowed their eyes, feeling incredibly shocked.
“How could Xiao Yun have such a powerful existence by his side? Isn’t he from a small family in the Violet Cloud County?” The various large families’ elders looked incredibly confused. The Xiao family was merely a small family in their eyes and was only comparable to a sub-branch of their own families. How could a youth from such a family have an Essence Core realm existence by his side?
“Haha, that’s all you’ve got, you old codger? How come you’re so weak even though you’re at the Second Layer of the Essence Core realm?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow shook its head as it said, “Nanjiang’s cultivators are all so weak and can’t even take a single blow!”
“Hmph, don’t get too full of yourself; you’re just a demonic spirit. Let’s see how long you can last.” Qiu Xuan Rong’s gaze darkened as a 2-meter-long machete appeared in his hands, flashing with a cold light and giving off mysterious ripples.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow asked as it frowned, “Is that a peak level magic item?”
“That’s right,” Qiu Xuan Rong said as he savagely smiled. “This was refined from an Essence Core realm demonic beast’s muscles and bones, as well as Mysterious Chilling Fine Gold.” After speaking, Qiu Xuan Rong started to activate the peak level magic item.
Even normal low level magic items could greatly increase a person’s strength, and this sort of peak level magic item was even more powerful, coming close to the level of spiritual armaments. A powerful aura emanated out from the machete, causing the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s gaze to become serious.
“Alright, this Lord will teach you a lesson today. My brother doesn’t have a good magic item, so this machete will be perfect.” Even though the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s expression became serious, it still had a fierce look in its eyes. Back then, it had dared to devour tribulation lightning and had willingly destroyed its own fleshly body to take Ling Xi down with it. How could it retreat in such a situation?
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s eyes glinted as it circulated the flames around its body, creating a massive fiery vortex.
Swirling Moon Seven Styles!
Qiu Xuan Rong coldly laughed as he slashed out with his machete, releasing a chilling light that hung like a bright moon in the sky. As the machete moved, the moon swirled, and a cold light tore through the air towards the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
“Devour for this Lord!” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s eyes glinted and the fiery light in front of it flashed. The vortex seemed to be able to devour the heavens and the earth and started to neutralise the rays of light from the machete. However, those lights continuously rained down towards the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow; they seemed unstoppable.
“Devour the heaven and swallow the earth!” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s body swayed and disappeared, leaving behind a massive vortex that was tens of meters tall. Runes flashed upon it as if it really could devour the heaven and swallow the earth; it gave off horrifying shockwaves.
“Is that a divine skill?” After the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow turned itself into a massive vortex, everyone cried out with passionate looks in their eyes. Even Yuan Lin and the other Essence Core realm experts couldn't help but inwardly tremble.
“Is that fire sparrow really a demonic spirit?” Many people wondered, because the aura that the vortex gave off was simply too terrifying. Heaven and Earth Essence Qi from all around it was drawn into it, and even the Essence Core realm cultivators felt that their Essence Core realm power was flowing away.
The Essence Qi and True Essence within the Innate realm and True Essence realm cultivators drained out of them at an alarming rate, unable to stop it at all.
In their shock, everyone quickly moved away, as did Xiao Yun.
“This bird’s simply too monstrous,” everyone said. They were all shocked, especially Yan Mo and the others.
When the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had first appeared, they had felt an unstoppable air from it, and judged it to be more powerful than the True Essence realm. However, none of them thought that the bird would be so powerful. Once it unleashed its divine skill, it seemed as if it could devour the entire heaven and earth – who else could display such might?
As countless gazes watched on, the vortex turned into a bird’s beak, devouring all of the cold lights from Qiu Xuan Rong’s machete. The vortex continuously spun with a fiery light, destroying all of those terrifying lights. One could also sense a berserk aura within it, but it quickly disappeared.
“They were all devoured?” Qiu Xuan Rong’s pupil’s contracted, completely dumbstruck. He had attacked with his full strength, and with his magic item, he would be able to completely dominate anyone under the Third Layer of the Essence Core realm. And yet, his attack had been devoured so easily – was this really a demonic spirit? Just what sort of divine skill was that vortex? And why did he feel that there were many complex runes within those flames?
In that moment, Qiu Xuan Rong felt incredibly confused and depressed. How could a demonic spirit have such strength?
Even Manager Qin and the other Managers stared with wide eyes and opened mouths, completely stunned by the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
“This bird’s origins are definitely quite extraordinary,” a man in a distant pavilion said with a profound tone. This man was naturally the expert Mo Shao Zhong from the Heavenly Capital Domain, and beside him was Emperor Feng.
“It’s most likely a bloodline divine skill,” Emperor Feng said as he nodded. He was quite familiar with such things because he himself had one.
“A bloodline divine skill? How come Xiao Yun has such a powerful demonic spirit by his side?” The Fifth Prince raised an eyebrow – he was incredibly familiar with what a bloodline divine skill meant. Only large, powerful families that originated from the ancient times had such a thing.
As everyone was feeling completely shocked by the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s performance, the massive vortex suddenly trembled and a flaming bird walked out as it slashed out its claws towards Qiu Xuan Rong.
Two massive claws arrived in front of Qiu Xuan Rong in a moment, giving off a menacing air as they crazily devoured the nearby Heaven and Earth Essence Qi. Even Qiu Xuan Rong felt his Essence Core realm power being drained.
“Crap!” Qiu Xuan Rong was still immersed in shock, and by the time the massive aura descended on him, he immediately tried to use his machete to block it. The sharp machete light clashed with the massive claws, creating terrifying shockwaves.
A fiery light exploded out as the machete light collapsed and Qiu Xuan Rong flew backwards with blood leaking out of his lips.
“I said it before, you’re too weak.” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow seemed extremely domineering, standing like a person before it walked over to Qiu Xuan Rong. Its body glowed with fire as mysterious ripples emanated out from it and suppressed the old man.
“Don’t be too arrogant, you brute!” A yell came from the platform as Qiu Zhong walked on the air over to Qiu Xuan Rong. A powerful aura emanated out form his body – evidently, he was also an Essence Core realm expert.
“Two Essence Core realm cultivators!” Below the platform, Xiao Yun frowned. He knew that the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was quite extraordinary, but it was still a demonic spirit; if it continuously fought like this, it would become weakened. However, he could not help at all against Essence Core realm experts.
“Qiu Xuan Rong, Qiu Zhong, are you trying to rebel?” Just as Xiao Yun frowned, a cold voice sounded out as a powerful might came from above. Manager Qin’s body flashed like lightning and came in front of Qiu Xuan Rong and Qiu Zhong.