Lin Feng's Thunder Dragon Avatar flew around as the Avatar of Ares, Shi Tianhao and Wang Lin's Great Satanic Avatar were protected in the center by the gigantic body of the dragon.
The Avatar of Ares continued casting spells as the Two Elements of Creation Formation expanded in the air and increased in size.
The unpredictable and complicated formation patterns spun around in the sky and came together to form an enormous magic formation. At the center of the magic formation, forty-nine dots of light glimmered.
Below the position of the people from the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Crucible of the Divine Lands radiated with light as if it was an entire world on its own with unrivaled beauty and glory.
Lin Feng's Avatar of Ares tapped lightly on the Two Elements of Creation Formation above his head and it immediately transformed into a blue sky as the Crucible of the Divine Lands below them chimed harmoniously, and swiftly transformed into a patch of earth.
As this makeshift heaven and earth appeared, the Zheng Yi Holy Man, the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou, all three elders of the Great Void Sect, watched on in awe.
The real Divine Lands seemed to appear right before their very eyes.
"This magic formation of his is strong enough to combat destiny-level magic treasures. The Crucible of the Divine Lands is able to as well, and the combined strength of both entities to form both heaven and earth - truly incredible." The Xuan Lin Holy Man commented as he witnessed the spectacle.
Cai Fengzhou nodded his head in agreement as he observed Lin Feng's position in the center of the downburst of the Starry Sea. Lin Feng was resisting against the crushing pressure from the collapse of the star tomb and the repetitive but explosive forces from the supernovas. He asked curiously, "Can he take it?"
The Xuan Lin Holy Man contemplated in silence but the Zheng Yi Holy Man was the one who responded. "He can't."
Both Cai Fengzhou and the Xuan Lin Holy Man turned toward the Zheng Yi Holy Man. His expression was calm, but his eyes grew a little sullen. "If his original body was here, he might have had some hope but that avatar along with the magic formation and the Crucible of the Divine Lands - I'm afraid he won't be able to take it."
"After a few more moments, he will be broken by the downburst."
The Xuan Lin Holy Man muttered to himself, "The last record of a downburst in the Starry Sea happened during the final years of the Antiquity Age, during that war between the worlds. During the war, the downburst of the Starry Sea was triggered, and the combination with other forces shattered the original inter-world passage that connected to the Ancient Desolate Galaxy, and separated it into six gates to the Starry Sea."
Cai Fengzhou stared at Lin Feng. "Will he bring his original body here?"
The Zheng Yi Holy Man said, "The downburst is still in its peak. Whether or not the gate to the Starry Sea can be opened is hard to say. The fact that Xuangang can open his own gate must have something to do with the treasures left behind by the Emperor of Extremity."
The Xuan Lin Holy Man looked up at the light of the Supreme Heavenly Mirror that loomed over them and frowned a little. "We can't let anything happen to the Crucible of the Divine Lands, and neither can we lose that gate to the Starry Sea. However, to break through this downburst, the power of the Supreme Heavenly Mirror has to be boosted and this will prolong its recovery."
"If we wait for the downburst to recede, the gate to the Starry Sea will probably still be intact, but it's likely the Crucible will be damaged."
The Zheng Yi Holy Man pondered momentarily and said, "We will wait."
The Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou nodded their heads together as they heard his words.
This sudden and explosive downburst in the Starry Sea caught everyone off guard. However, the current situation wasn't too detrimental for the Great Void Sect.
The only uncertainty was whether Lin Feng's original body could descend into the Starry Sea. Yet, judging from the confident look on the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage's face, it wasn't hard to deduce that Lin Feng's gate to the Starry Sea was probably arrested and unable to open.
If Lin Feng's original body was unable to come, then the group from the Celestial Sect of Wonders were in trouble.
They had just obtained the Crucible of the Divine Lands, and before they could even do anything with it they would have to bid farewell.
Lin Feng's gate to the Starry Sea would probably be lost back inside the galaxy, and both the Great Void Sect and the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage wouldn't allow any quarter and vie for control over the gate before it opened again.
The Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage grinned wryly at Lin Feng as he watched the company from the Celestial Sect of Wonders. They appeared as if they were in a small dinghy which was being attacked and about to be wrecked by the unforgiving waves in the vast ocean.
"You want my gate to the Starry Sea? Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, I'm afraid you have to leave behind your gate to the Starry Sea this time!" The Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage opened his mouth and revealed a set of sharp teeth. "The Starry Sea belongs to the demons, and not a single human can control a gate!"
"Since you have backed me into a corner, I will let go of the star skulls I have just obtained to bury every single one of you here. I will take your gate to the Starry Sea to compensate for my losses."
The Zhujian Grand Sage, the Peacock Grand Sage and the Qiongqi Grand Sage were affected by the shocks from the downburst as well, but they were ultimately in the outer regions and their situations were a lot less perilous. All of them were still holding on, and they were trying their best to make their way out.
They watched Lin Feng and his disciples in the very center of the downburst with sadistic satisfaction.
They had plotted against them and attempted to steal their gate to the Starry Sea before this, and ended up almost getting killed instead. They were repelled with their tails tucked between their legs, and the three great demons were as frustrated as they were upset.
It wouldn't have been so irritating if Lin Feng's original body was here. However, those that entered the Starry Sea only comprised Lin Feng's two avatars and a few of his disciples.
In the end, the Six-Horned Grand Sage was murdered on the spot by the Two Elements of Creation Formation as the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage couldn't save him even though he tried his best.
The ferocious Sirius Grand Sage also suffered serious injuries as Lin Feng gouged out one of his eyes.
The Zhujian Grand Sage was also forced to use his trump card technique against the Two Elements of Creation formation and this consumed a great deal of his mana and energy.
Ever since he joined under the wing of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, he had a been a lot more low-profile. However, he had never been much of a kind person and his notoriety was widespread in both the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses as he was known for his taste for massacre and death.
His natural talent was insidious, and anybody injured by his demonic arrow would likely perish on the spot. Even if the victim survived, the injury would take a long time to recover - if at all.
This was the reason why some opponents who were stronger than him were unwilling to give everything to avoid coming into contact with his demonic arrows.
He hadn't been doing much outside in recent years, but the Zhujian Grand Sage was used to being the dominant one.
The Sirius Grand Sage, who was also under the command of the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, would usually concede to him.
Despite all this, he was just thrown out by Lin Feng and his disciples like he was nothing and he ended up running away like a coward - how could this not infuriate the Zhujian Grand Sage?
At this point, the Zhujian Grand Sage watched Lin Feng as his single eye sparkled with sinister light. He ground his teeth together incessantly and said, "You think you can live beyond today, leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?"
If not for the fact that the downburst in the Starry Sea shattered the void and didn't allow other forces to interfere, the Zhujian Grand Sage would have prepared his demonic arrows and he would have attacked Lin Feng and his disciples along with the pressure from the downburst.
The Peacock Grand Sage and the Qiongqi Grand Sage worked together against the power of the downburst as they monitored the situation with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
"Good! Very good! We failed to eliminate you guys in the Sea of the Northern Wind. Here in the Ancient Desolate Galaxy, we want to see how you can survive!" The Qiongqi Grand Sage felt as if today's mood was the best in recent years.
If there was one thing he regretted, it was the fact that the downburst in the Starry Sea was triggered by the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage and not by him, and that he wasn't able to destroy Lin Feng and the others with his own hands. This made him feel like there was more excitement to be had, but sorely missed.
"That's just one of his avatars. The destruction of his avatar won't affect his original body," the Peacock Grand Sage glanced at the Qiongqi Grand Sage from the corner of his eye and said, "Still, it's a good thing if we can set him back like that. He's been truly outrageous in recent years."
He was arrogant and his attitude was similar to that of the dragons. Same as the others, he had been thinking about his recent defeat at the hands of Lin Feng and his disciples.
The Qiongqi Grand Sage opened his mouth and snarled. "Even if it's just an avatar, the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders will experience an unprecedented defeat and setback. Furthermore, even though his original body is here, many of his disciples are present."
"This person is known to protect the weak and for his excessive love for his disciples. If they all perished here today, he will be devastated and this pain is much more satisfying than the elimination of his two avatars!"
"This is what will please me the most! Ha ha ha ha!"
The Zhujian Grand Sage and the Peacock Grand Sage nodded their heads. "You're right. His eight direct disciples can be said to be his flesh and blood. Even if one of them gets injured, the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders will be affected anyway."
The Qiongqi Grand Sage glared at Lin Feng and Shi Tianhao and Wang Lin beside him. He gritted his teeth and said, "The power of the heaven and earth formed by the magic formation and that magic item is quite powerful. They might be able to resist the power of the downburst, but I don't believe they can hold out indefinitely."
"The more powerful his defensive spells are, the better. This will mean that when he's dead, he wouldn't be completed ravaged by the downburst of the Starry Sea, and after the explosion recedes, we will be able to consume their flesh and essence - that shall be so wondrous and nutritious!"
The fur on the porcupine-like back of the Qiongqi Grand Sage stood up as his eyes were filled with evil and greed.
And so, the Two Elements of Creation Formation and the Crucible of the Divine Lands formed the makeshift Heaven and Earth under the scrutiny of everyone else. Even such an immense force began to quiver under the intense and continuous pressure of the downburst and the supernovas, as if it could fall apart at any moment.
The individuals from the Great Void Sect were protected by the Supreme Heavenly Mirror. Even though they were closer to the center than the demons were, they could still hold on.
The resistance of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was weakening, and the Zheng Yi Holy Man, the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou focused their attentions on the company smack in the middle of the downburst.
Cai Fengzhou lowered his voice and said, "The Great Zhou Empire shared intelligence that he has a strange stone that can break through the dimensional barriers and through the inter-world passages. I wonder if he brought it into the Starry Sea?"
The Xuan Lin Holy Man replied from the side. "It is still unclear whether it can be used in an environment like the downburst. If it's functional, he will have a chance to survive - however, ever since the rise of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he has never experienced a great setback of some sort and this defeat will humiliate him."
"Furthermore, whether or not he can take back the Crucible of the Divine Lands and his gate to the Starry Sea is another issue altogether."
The defensive wall formed by the Two Elements of Creation Formation and the Crucible of the Divine Lands shuddered and trembled even more violently than before. The Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage laughed wickedly from under the protection of the blue lights and said, "Your disciples killed some of Yun Guang's kinsmen, and I haven't been too particular about that. Now you think the Ancient Ape Demons can be bullied, and now you've murdered Yun Guang himself."
"If I can't attain justice for the Six-Horned Divine Monkeys as their tribe leader, then what right do I have to continue being the leader of the entire race of Ancient Ape Demons?"
Lin Feng hadn't been paying attention to the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage as he was focused on channeling stream after stream of mana to interact with the downburst of the Starry Sea.
As he heard this exclamation from the Heavenly Grandmaster Grand Sage, he suddenly turned around and chuckled, "After today, you will no longer have the right to be their tribe leader. Do you want some time to think about who is suitable to be your successor?"