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Book 8 Chapter 73 The Power of the Phoenix

“The Blue Luan…” Teng Qingshan looked up and his face showed unconcealable astonishment.

He could distinctly feel an inexhaustible Fire Elemental Power surging crazily into the one Li radius fireball and merging with the divine bird in the center of the fireball. High in the sky, the divine bird began spreading its wings within the fireball. At the same time, its body was going through a continuous transformation.

The divine bird was enlarging at a visible speed!

“What’s that?”



“What demonic beast is that?” Countless Martial Cultivators, as well as the citizens of Tianfeng City, were stupefied. The huge fireball could be distinctly seen even in Tianfeng City! Regardless of whether it was people who knew of the Blue Luan or not, all of them were astounded. Everyone could sense how daunting the divine beast was through the gigantic fireball!

Suddenly—

“Screech~~”

A loud, high-pitched, and exciting screech sounded in the heavens and earth. The Undying Phoenix flapped its wings amidst the flames and looked down like a superior queen looking down at her people.

“The Blue Luan is the strongest of the avian demonic beasts.” Teng Qingshan gazed into the sky at the elegant and graceful Undying Phoenix, whose feathers had become completely fiery red. “The Undying Phoenix that the Blue Luan would evolve into is even powerful than an ordinary Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast! According to the recording, the Undying Phoenix is one of the most terrifying divine beasts. I wonder how powerful is it now!”

Demonic Beasts were different from humans.

When human Emptiness Realm experts fight, the degree in the control of the Spiritual Power of the Heavens and Earth is valued greatly! However, the Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts were different. The Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts can control the Power of the Heavens and Earth. However…the Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beasts’ bodies would go through a transformation during the process of becoming Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts. This transformation would drastically raise their strength and abilities!

For instance, the demonic dragon ‘Violet Rain’ had no need to control the Spiritual Power of the Heavens and Earth. It just needed to spew a breathful of freezing air to kill over ten thousand soldiers. The group of innate experts immediately turned into ice and flew away! However, no matter how powerful the Emptiness Realm experts were, it’s impossible for them to kill over ten thousand soldiers with one move.

Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts were called Divine Beasts for a reason. It was because they would essentially evolve into a higher level life form during their transformation.

Before Teng Qingshan reached the Emptiness Realm, he could physically fight with a Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast. However, if Teng Qingshan and the Demonic Beast reached the Emptiness Realm at the same time, Teng Qingshan’s body wouldn’t make any improvements, but the body of the demonic beast would go through a complete transformation! This wa the difference between humans and demonic beasts!

God was fair!

He bestowed the demonic beasts with a biological transformation and gifted them a long lifespan. These gifts also resulted in them being unable to become an Omnipotent Expert! Yet, humans could become Omnipotent Experts!

“Screech~~” A high-pitched cry sounded, seeming to be announcing its rebirth. In the sky, the thgigantic fireball was furling rapidly and immersing into the body of the Undying Phoenix. At this moment, the Undying Phoenix finally showed itself before the people below.

Its feathers were all fiery red, without even a hint of other colors!

Its eyes flashed a red glow, as well as the colors of the rainbow. If one looked at its eyes, one would feel as if one was in a dreamland. The newly grown fiery red feathers on the head seemed like a crown. Whoever the Undying Phoenix stared at felt an immense pressure! This was a mental pressure from a different level of existence!

“What demonic beast is this?” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal could sense that something was wrong.

For a moment, he didn’t think about the Blue Luan, since the Blue Luan was completely different in both the amount of feathers and the size.

“Little Blue,” Teng Qingshan smiled.

Whoosh!

The Undying Phoenix moved in mid-air, leaving a streak of blurred fiery light. It then appeared right beside Teng Qingshan. Sizzle~~ The accumulated snow beneath Teng Qingshan’s feet immediately melted.

“So fast.” Teng Qingshan was shocked as he remarked, “Little Blue’s speed is twofold or threefold my fastest speed! That’s really too fast!” After reaching the Emptiness Realm, Teng Qingshan’s speed was already exaggeratingly fast. The speed of the Undying Phoenix was said to be one of the very fastest among the avian demonic beasts.

As a result, it was normal for the Undying Phoenix to be two-to-three times faster than Teng Qingshan.

“Screech~Screech~~~” The Undying Phoenix screeched gratefully towards Teng Qingshan. It then looked towards the Tianfeng Martial Immortal nearby, and a murderous glint flashed in its eyes.

Whoosh!

Leaving a fiery red afterimage, the Undying Phoenix flew several dozen Zhang above the Tianfeng Martial Immortal and, as it opened its mouth, it spewed purple flames. The instant these purple flames spouted, the air in the surrounding area twisted. Yet, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal laughed in rage and shouted, “Sinister beast! You are courting death!!!”
Editor Note: Thought about xianxia/xuanhuan as a whole: If everyone was courting death, would there be anyone left alive in these universes?

The Tianfeng Martial Immortal actually leaped up into the sky. With sword in hand, he aimed to kill the Undying Phoenix.

However, as soon as the purple flames touched the protective Spiritual Power of the Heavens and Earth that enveloped the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s body…. “Sizzle~~ It was as though wood had encountered a blazing flame. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s protective Spiritual Power of the Heavens and Earth began collapsing. Startled, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s facial expression changed drastically, and he hastily controlled the Power of the Heavens and Earth to protect himself. Simultaneously, he descended towards the ground at an extremely rapid speed.

However, because the Tianfeng Martial Immortal initially jumped, he became slightly slower when he was dodging the purple flames.

“Ahhh!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal screamed in pain.

Simultaneously, a streak of ghastly swordlight flashed, and half of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s arm was hacked off. That half arm, which the Tianfeng Martial Immortal hacked off himself, had already turned to dust the moment it began falling towards the ground.

“What kind of monster is this?” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal jumped rapidly, seeming to have transformed into a demon-like phantom. “I can control fifty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth. However, the fifty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth could only defend against the flames for an instant. What flame is this?!” Indeed, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal controlled only fifty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth!

However, he had been in the Emptiness Realm for two hundred years and had created his own special technique, which allowed him to display an extra ten percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth!

It was similar to how Teng Qingshan’s ‘Vermillion Metal Tiger Roar’ allowed him to control an extra ten percent of the Power.

“No, it’s this fast?” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal had just escaped when he realized that the Undying Phoenix had appeared right above him. “It is much faster than me!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal had always been proud of his own speed. Now, his countenance changed drastically. He couldn’t care about anything else as his body pierced into the ground like a pointed drill.

Sizzle~~~

A hole was visible on the ground. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal had already escaped underground.

At this moment, Teng Qingshan, the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal, and the others were all watching the fight between the Undying Phoenix and the Tianfeng Martial immortal. Although it was called a “fight,” in reality, it was the Undying Phoenix pursuing and killing the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. The flames of the Undying Phoenix were clearly very powerful. The fifty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth could only defend against the flames for an instant.

“Qingshan.” Li Jun ran to Teng Qingshan’s side.

“Little Jun, Little Blue is so powerful. As expected of the Undying Phoenix! It is able to be this powerful, despite the fact that it has just reached the Emptiness Realm.” Teng Qingshan couldn’t help but praise it. Simultaneously, he sighed emotionally… Compared to humans, demonic beasts do have advantages in certain areas!

Did the Tianfeng Martial Immortal escape?” Li Jun asked.

“Don’t worry.” Teng Qingshan smiled and said, “Little Blue is now the Undying Phoenix; it is an Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast. It has its own domain as well. As long as the Tianfeng Martial Immortal is within an area of thirty-four Li, it will be able to detect his location easily. Do you think…Helian can escape thirty-four Li away from Little Blue?”

The moment Teng Qingshan saw the Undying Phoenix, he even thought that the powerful Emptiness Realm Experts, even the ones that had reached Emptiness Culmination, would probably lose to the Undying Phoenix in terms of speed.

“Sizzle~~”

A four to five Zhang long black flame suddenly began prancing around the Undying Phoenix’s body, and the Undying Phoenix dived downward into the hole at an extremely rapid speed. As soon as the black flames touched the sand, rocks, and dirt, they turned into dust. The Undying Phoenix was flying rapidly underground at an incredibly fast speed. Nothing could stop her.

“There are three reasons why it was hard for an Emptiness Realm Expert to kill another Emptiness Realm Expert. One was because the Emptiness Realm Expert was able to detect the presence of another Emptiness Realm Expert within a distance of thirty-four Li.

“The second reason was that the Emptiness Realm Expert could disrupt the Power of the Heavens and Earth in his vicinity, causing the enemy to be unable to detect situations beyond a range of one Li.

“Thirdly, both Emptiness Realm Experts that achieved the Harmonization of the Body with the Heavens and Earth have similarly fast speed.

Teng Qingshan knew about these.

The Emptiness Realm Experts relied on the Power of the Heavens and Earth to discover the opponent! For instance, Teng Qingshan could totally gather the Fire Elemental Power within an area of one Li and stop other types of Power of the Heavens and Earth from entering the area of one Li! Since the area of one Li would no longer have other types of the Power of the Heavens and Earth, the opponent wouldn’t be able to detect Teng Qingshan’s presence in that one Li area.

Of course, if the opponent also understood the Fire Elemental Dao and the Metal Elemental Dao, then Teng Qingshan wouldn’t be able to confuse the opponent’s detection.

As for the Harmonization of the Body with the Heavens and Earth, it was the method to achieve the fastest speed in Qing Gong!

When humans perform body arts to escape, the fastest speed wasn’t achieved by relying on the Power of the Heavens and Earth! However, the body has to be immersed within the Power of the Heavens and Earth and transform into a portion of the Power of the Heavens and Earth in order to achieve the fastest speed. Normally, the fastest speed that different Emptiness Realm Experts possessed was very similar. If the fastest speed of an Emptiness Realm Expert was slightly faster than that of the other Emptiness Realm Experts, then that Emptiness Realm Expert must have some unique abilities.
……

“Boom!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal burst out from underground.

“Teng Qingshan, if I were to die, you will die with me!!!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal rushed towards Teng Qingshan crazily. His facial expression appeared twisted. While the Tianfeng Martial immortal was escaping, he realized that the Undying Phoenix was even faster underground.

He was slower than the Undying Phoenix underground, as well as slower than the Undying Phoenix on the ground itself.

In the sky? The result was obvious. After all, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal couldn’t fly!

Therefore, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal, who had already gone crazy, decided that even if he were to die, he would drag Teng Qingshan into death along with himself. He had already lived for almost four hundred years, which was totally enough. “The Tianfeng Clan… has a strong foundation. If I die, my clan might deteriorate and fall, but it will rise again when another Emptiness Realm Expert appears!”

The frenzied Tianfeng Martial Immortal was extremely fast!

“Helian, you want to kill me?” Teng Qingshan laughed.

“Die!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s facial expression changed. He could sense that the Undying Phoenix had appeared above him.

Whew~~

The purple flames, which filled the sky, instantly covered the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. The Undying Phoenix had flown right above the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s head and spewed flames at close range. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal immediately escaped underground. However, the ground had already been burned and the Tianfeng Martial Immortal had nowhere to escape to.

“AH~~” Amidst the purple flames, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal howled in pain and his screams resonated throughout the heavens and earth.

With bitterness, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal transformed into dust, even the black godly sword melted in the purple flames.

The Tianfeng Martial Immortal died!

“Too fast! Too fast!” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal had a very solemn expression. He stared at the Undying Phoenix in the distance and remarked, “It can fly and go underground and it is so fast! If one is not as strong as it is, and has been targeted by it, one will definitely die! If one wanted to defend against its flames, it might be easier if one cultivated the Dao of Fire. I reckon that…only the ones that can control 70-80% of the Power of the Heavens and Earth can defend against the flames of this divine beast.”

The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal also felt the threat of death!

“Fortunately, it is on Qingshan’s side.” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal thought to himself.

“Mu Wang,” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal suddenly said.

“Teacher?” The Great Elder Mu Wang had just recovered from the the astonishment of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s death.

The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal glanced into the distance. With a shocking expression, he looked at the Tianfeng Clan’s members and whispered, “Mu Wang, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s death was witnessed by so many people. The Tianfeng Clan is in trouble. They will definitely move their treasures and endeavor to lay low. Now, we must find the treasures that the Tianfeng Clan has stored for over one thousand years.”

“Yes, Teacher.” Mu Wang’s eyes lit up as he replied.

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