Chapter 98 – Forbidden Technique
Translator: Mr Voltaire
Editor: Master Shadow
The vortex once again began to devour that flame serpent’s Essence Qi and vital essence. This flame serpent existed as a soul, and it was an Essence Soul realm existence. Once it was refined, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow would become much more powerful, but how could it be so easy to refine this flame serpent?
Even though the flame serpent had been bound, it continued to struggle and continuously roared. Its massive tail caused the runes around it to start to twist and turn.
Even though the formation was continuously devouring the flame serpent’s strength, wanting to instantly reduce its strength was not so easy.
“Hurry up and use your Heaven-Devouring Tower to suppress it,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said to Xiao Yun in an urgent tone.
“Heaven-Devouring Tower?” Xiao Yun frowned. He was still unable to use the Heaven-Devouring Tower!
“I’ll have to try it.” Seeing the flame serpent continuously attack and almost destroy the runes, Xiao Yun could only send out his senses to the Heaven-Devouring Tower, hoping that he could use it to suppress the flame serpent. Otherwise, if the flame serpent broke free, he would definitely die.
Xiao Yun activated the Heaven-Devouring Divine Art, trying to sense the Heaven-Devouring Tower.
The Heaven-Devouring Tower pulsed, lighting up with runes, and a mysterious aura emanated out of it as if it had detected the flame serpent’s aura.
A vortex appeared, which connected to the Nine Underworld Purgatory, and seemed as if it could devour anything. This vortex had previously appeared when dealing with the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
After the vortex appeared, incredibly profound runes started to flash, and terrifying shockwaves were emitted.
This was Xiao Yun’s trump card, and he rarely used it. However, against the flame serpent, he had no choice but to use it. After all, using this Heaven-Devouring Tower would reveal many of his secrets, and it would be coveted by other people. Xiao Yun knew that possessing a treasure could be a crime.
Just as this vortex appeared, the flame serpent tore through the runes, and prepared to escape from the formation.
“What is this?” the flame serpent wondered as it suddenly saw the vortex. The devouring power that it had struck fear into its heart, and even its soul started to tremble. It was as if this sort of vortex was made to devour spirits like it.
In reality, that was the case. After all, the Heaven-Devouring Divine Art required spirits to become more powerful.
“Suppress!” Xiao Yun’s eyes flashed, using his spirit energy to control the Heaven-Devouring Tower. The runes on the Heaven-Devouring Tower flashed, and the image of a gigantic tower appeared, hovering in the air. The runes on this massive tower flashed, giving off a boundless and immense aura, and made it seem like a divine item amidst stars. The aura it gave off seemed as if it could devour everything within the heavens and the earth.
This aura caused even the flame serpent’s heart to tremble.
“Is this a divine armament?” the flame serpent thought to itself in shock.
At this moment, the runes at the bottom of the tower turned into a vortex, suppressing the flame serpent.
“No!” the flame serpent screamed as it roared, “Devouring this king won’t be so easy!” A fiery light exploded out from the flame serpent’s body, giving off a monstrous aura.
“Burn my soul to become fire.” The flame serpent’s gaze became savage as it chanted. A terrifying shockwave swept out from its body, and its body swayed as another flame serpent separated from it.
“Crap, this flame serpent is using a forbidden technique,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said.
“Forbidden technique?” Xiao Yun also felt the terrifying shockwaves, and even the image of the massive tower started to tremble, as if it was being affected. It seemed that this flame serpent was putting up a final fight.
“Burn the world!” The flame serpent’s eyes gleamed as the flame serpent that had just separated out from it became intense flames and exploded out.
An explosion sounded out as a fiery light erupted everywhere, instantly destroying the vortex. Runes that looked like motes of fiery light swept towards the Heaven-Devouring Tower – it seemed that the flame serpent was trying to burn the Heaven-Devouring Tower to ashes.
The image of the tower trembled and collapsed. Xiao Yun stumbled backwards, coughing up a mouthful of blood. Even though this image had been created using runes, it contained Xiao Yun’s spirit energy, so he was also injured after it was destroyed. Following this, Xiao Yun’s face became incredibly pale.
Strength – all of this was because his strength was not sufficient. He had been injured because he was not able to fully use the Heaven-Devouring Tower. However, cultivation was something that took time, and he could not instantly become powerful.
After sighing, Xiao Yun’s gaze became serious as he looked up. The flame serpent was flying in the air, but its aura had been greatly weakened.
The flame serpent screeched as it spiralled towards Xiao Yun.
“Hmph, a few brats like you want to defeat me?” the flame serpent coldly harrumphed, opening its mouth as it shot towards Xiao Yun.
“Seal!” This time, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow acted. It guided the formation’s light to wrap around the flame serpent again.
“You’re also a demonic spirit; why must you side with a human?” the flame serpent roared as it furiously gazed at the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
“If I don’t kill you, would you spare me?” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow coldly laughed.
The formation activated, and a gigantic vortex appeared, once again devouring the flame serpent’s energy.
“Alright, since it’s like that, I’ll struggle with all I can to the death!” the flame serpent roared as it looked at the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow. “Even if I use up all of my strength, I’ll be able to recover somewhat if I can refine you. That way, I’ll still be able to be reborn, and might be able to obtain your legacies.”
It seemed that it could tell that the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s bloodline was quite extraordinary.
“Burn, my soul!” The flame serpent once again roared and burned its spirit energy, wanting to fight to the death with the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
“Damnit.” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s gaze became serious, and it started to panic. This flame serpent was too strong, and it did not fear death. It was ruthless and decisive, and its heart was much stronger than Qiu Xuan Feng’s. It was extremely difficult to deal with.
“Devour!” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow did its best to devour the flame serpent’s energy so as to weaken it as much as possible.
However, the flame serpent was too powerful, and the forbidden skill it used by burning its spirit energy was simply too immense. Right after it had activated it, it had destroyed the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s devouring formation. The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s body trembled, and it hurriedly retreated, its aura becoming weaker.
“Haha, it’s my turn to devour you,” the flame serpent coldly laughed. “Flaming Serpent Devours the Heavens!”
The flame serpent created from the forbidden skill expanded, opening its mouth that was big as a house and rushing towards the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s expression was extremely grim. It could also use its forbidden technique, but it would damage its foundations, and it might not be able to recover. Even if it recovered, it would make reaching where it had been before as difficult as scaling the heavens.
Previously, it was only because it had used the forbidden technique that it had ended up like this!
Xiao Yun also looked incredibly worried. However, because of his injuries, he was unable to stand up against that flame serpent anymore.
Just as the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was hesitating, the little snow-white beast cried out, staring at the flame serpent. Hearing this voice, the flame serpent stared in confusion.
“Is it really that demon?” When the flame serpent looked towards the snow-white little beast again, its pupils contracted in shock.
The little snow-white beast was performing hand seals, and a magic seal condensed in its hands, giving off mysterious shockwaves. Just as the magic seal was formed, a similar magic seal appeared between the flame serpent’s eyes.
The flame serpent cried out, its eyes filled with terror. It looked at the little snow-white beast in, feeling extremely unresigned as it roared, “What’s going on? Didn’t your lifeforce already vanish? My seal already disappeared, so how could it reappear?!”
“Just who are you? Are you really that demon…” The flame serpent stared at the little snow-white beast in shock and confusion.
“Yiya?” the little snow-white beast muttered to itself, its eyes hazy, as if it did not understand what the flame serpent was saying.
However, its eyes glinted and as it started to activate a magic art.
“No!” the flame serpent screamed, feeling the seal between its eyes shattering.
“No, I don’t want to die! Burn!!” the flame serpent roared as it did its best to defend against the seal’s power.
However, the seal between its eyes flashed, then exploded.
As a massive explosion sounded out, the flame serpent’s entire body exploded.
“It’s dead?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow blinked, looking incredibly shocked. It stared at the snow-white little beast, muttering, “Could it be this little fellow who created that seal?” Thinking to the flame serpent’s words, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was sure that there was some connection between the two of them.
“Just what sort of origins does this little fellow have?” Xiao Yun looked at the snow-white little beast in surprise. Could that ‘demon’ that the flame serpent had been talking about be this snow-white little beast? Everyone felt quite confused.
Seeing Xiao Yun and the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow staring at it, the little beast called out a few times and covered its face with its little paws, as if it was feeling embarrassed. This made both Xiao Yun and the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow smile, making it difficult for them to connect this cute little beast with a ‘demon’.
“I wasn’t talking about you,” Xiao Yun laughed as he shrugged. “You did very well this time.” Regardless, if it wasn’t for this little beast, the situation would have been incredibly dangerous for him and the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow. There was no need for them to ask about its background. At the very least, this little fellow was quite cute.
“Yiya, yiya!” Hearing Xiao Yun’s praise, the snow-white little beast stretched out its little paws, looking at Xiao Yun with hope in its eyes. Evidently, it was once again asking for a reward, making Xiao Yun feel quite speechless. It was quite the glutton!
“Be good. Big brother will give you more in future,” Xiao Yun said.
The snow-white little beast was quite reasonable, and obediently nodded.
Xiao Yun let out a breath. However, he soon deeply frowned, tightly staring ahead.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had sealed the flame serpent’s consciousness within the formation, wanting to completely devour it. Even though the flame serpent had already fallen, its spirit energy had not completely dissipated, and the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow would still be able to receive great benefits from devouring it.
“Well, well, you’re actually taking it all for yourself.” Xiao Yun frowned, seeing the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow enjoying the energy all by himself. He hurriedly activated the Heaven-Devouring Divine Art, creating a vortex, and summoned the image of the gigantic tower as he also started to absorb the spirit energy.
As the Heaven-Devouring Tower absorbed the flame serpent’s energy, a dense wave of spirit energy entered into Xiao Yun’s dantian. This spirit energy was incredibly pure, and was worth hundreds of times more than those spiritual grasses or medicines. How could the spirit energy that an expert had gathered over a lifetime be so simple? Xiao Yun could feel his spirit energy rapidly being nourished. Not only was his spirit energy completely replenished, but Xiao Yun also felt as if it was going to make a breakthrough, which made him incredibly excited.
If he could make a breakthrough in the Spirit-Destroying Divine Art and advance to the Second Layer, his strength would increase by leaps and bounds!