Book 6: Chapter 064: Sect Master Heavenly Access
“The Immortal Slaying Flying Saber? Haha! It could not even block my earlier sword strike. To think that you are embarrassing yourself with this?” the frantic Xuan Du roared with some fear.
The eighteen large swords swung down, easily breaking everything in their path. It looked like they could destroy the world.
Although the Mosquito Daoist feared Gu Hai’s Eyes of Life and Death, he felt more horrified. “That’s not the weakness! The direction the flying saber is heading for won’t work!”
Borderless Heavenly Capital would be destroyed in the next moment.
However, Gu Hai remained extremely firm in his decision. The Immortal Slaying Flying Saber turned into a beam of light and soared up.
Xuan Du controlled a sword to head for the Immortal Slaying Flying Saber, wanting to destroy the Immortal Slaying Flying Saber. Gu Hai saw countless white lines covering the sky as they headed for him. However, there were gaps between the lines. The flying saber was very slender and easily threaded the gaps, not touching anything.
To others, the Immortal Slaying Flying Saber seemed to vanish in a flash.
“What?” Xuan Du felt slightly startled.
The Immortal Slaying Flying Saber’s golden light suddenly illuminated the world. Then, it shot back to the Immortal Slaying Calabash.
The countless sword qi in the air scattered, turning into sword Dao energy and vanishing.
The eighteen swords withdrew and disappeared all at once.
“The formation broke?” The Mosquito Daoist appeared confused.
What happened earlier? The Immortal Slaying Flying Saber flew out and returned? Then, the Supreme Ascendant Heartless Sword Formation broke? This does not make sense.
All the auras vanished. Xuan Du shuddered awake, showing a shocked expression. “Why did you stop—”
Xuan Du’s words broke off in midsentence, and his face twitched.
The heads of the eighteen Supreme Ascendant Dao disciples flew off. Their bodies fell out of the sky, fountaining blood.
Some confusion flashed in the Mosquito Daoist’s eyes.
Xuan Du’s eyelids twitched wildly.
“No! That’s impossible! The Supreme Ascendant Heartless Sword Formation has no weakness! The eighteen of them turned into swords. There is no way to break them. You cannot possibly break their sword bodies!” Xuan Du gazed at Gu Hai with some horror.
Nineteen Upper Heavenly Palace Realm cultivators had died in the blink of an eye.
Right now, Gu Hai ignored Xuan Du to look at the sky.
There was a sixty-four hexagram diagram up there comprised of white and black lines. Previously, he had not seen it with his physical eyes. Now, he did with his Eyes of Life and Death.
The sixty-four hexagrams?
Jiang Lianshan is monitoring this?
“Treasure, please turn around!” Gu Hai shouted coldly.
The Immortal Slaying Flying Saber flew out once more.
Xuan Du’s expression immediately changed as he made to block. However, the Immortal Slaying Flying Saber did not fly towards him.
A loud report rang out in the sky, and the Immortal Slaying Flying Saber returned.
At the same time, vast golden light appeared from a sixty-four hexagram diagram that the Immortal Slaying Flying Saber had shattered.
“The sixty-four hexagram diagram?” The Mosquito Daoist’s face sank.
At the same time, Divine Yan Hall, Divine Farmer City:
Jiang Lianshan and a red-clad girl stared at a mirror with the sixty-four hexagrams arranged around it. In the mirror was the scene at Borderless Heavenly Capital.
The mirror showed Gu Hai opening his Eyes of Life and Death and chopping off the heads of eighteen Upper Heavenly Palace Realm cultivators. Then, the second strike seemed to shoot at the mirror.
A loud report rang out as the mirror in the hall shattered. The two could no longer see the scene in Borderless Heavenly Capital.
“Those eyes earlier? Gu Hai’s eyes are very strange,” the red-clad girl said with a sullen expression.
“Gu Hai? Hah! He grew very fast! His means are extraordinary,” Jiang Lianshan said with a frown.
“Old man, Long Zhanguo nurtured him. Are you thinking of doing the same? Don’t let him grow too big. Perhaps you should kill him?” the red-clad girl said coldly.
Jiang Lianshan shook his head. “No, he needs to face Old Mister Guan Qi in Go. Nuwa, you are not to touch him without my permission!”
“Call me Jingwei!” the girl insisted somewhat stubbornly.
[TL Note: The Nuwa here is a reference to another Chinese legend regarding the Flame Emperor’s—or Yan Emperor’s—daughter. This Nuwa is not the one credited with the creation of humans in Chinese folklore; the second character in her name is different. The first character is the same, and it means woman or female. Nuwa drowned while playing in the sea and turned into a bird called Jingwei. Jingwei was determined to fill up the sea, so it would carry things and drop them into the sea.]
Borderless Heavenly Capital:
After Gu Hai broke the sixty-four hexagram diagram in the sky, he looked coldly at Xuan Du.
Xuan Du shivered, feeling like Gu Hai’s eyes saw through everything of his. The hair on his back stood on end.
Even when he had the sword formation, he already felt like kneeling. Now that the sword formation was gone, the threat of death felt imminent.
Xuan Du did not hesitate to crush the chief authority signal in his hand.
“Stop!” the Mosquito Daoist cried out as his expression changed.
The Myriad Age Daoist Sect’s chief authority signal exploded. A beam of starlight rushed down from the sky like a spotlight. Everyone in the surroundings could see it. Those with good eyesight would notice it, no matter where they were in the Divine Continent.
“Gu Hai, I’ll hide first!” The Mosquito Daoist’s expression changed as he turned around and shot into the distance.
The Mosquito Daoist disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Gu Hai immediately understood what had happened. Xuan Du had sent for help. It looked like the situation was going out of control.
More importantly, Gu Hai could not indefinitely use the Eyes of Life and Death; he had already consumed plenty of the Spiritual Progenitor deity king’s energy just now. He withdrew the Eyes of Life and Death, unable to use them anytime soon.
Gu Hai’s eyes returned to normal, and the pressure on everyone vanished.
“Your Reverence, that was awe-inspiring earlier!” Miao Chen said excitedly.
“Your Reverence, this subject felt like I faced heavenly might earlier!” Mo Yike said with a smile.
The various officials got up excitedly.
They had not noticed Xuan Du using the chief authority signal, only that the Supreme Ascendant Dao disciples—save Xuan Du—had gotten wiped out. Hence, they felt happy.
However, the officials’ expressions turned grave when they noticed Gu Hai’s solemn appearance.
Xuan Du’s expression changed when he saw that Gu Hai had dismissed the Eyes of Life and Death. He guessed that Gu Hai could not keep using the Eyes of Life and Death indefinitely. However, he had already crushed the chief authority signal, so there was no turning back.
“Gu Hai, just wait to die!” Xuan Du said with a ferocious expression.
Suddenly, a black wind blew from the northeast. When the intense wind blew, it toppled the dragons and black tortoises in the vicinity.
The wind even sent Xuan Du flying.
Ao Shun and Ao Sheng stopped fighting, blown over by the wind.
The gale tossed Shangguan Hen and Prime Feng Yue fifty kilometers away, and they stopped fighting.
It even shifted Borderless Heavenly Capital more than fifty kilometers.
Only Xuan Kong and the Flame Monarch did not get blown away. However, the wind scattered the demonic aura and fire around them.
The gale ripped out deep gorges, sending rocks flying and shaking the ground.
The surging wind slowly calmed, and everyone finally saw the origin of the wind.
It was a man in black embroidered robes standing in the air. He did not have a strong aura, but just standing there, he radiated an overbearing air that reached the heavens.
The man flung out his sleeve, inducing an instinctive fear in the surrounding dragons and black tortoises. They even prostrated themselves on the ground, not daring to raise their heads.
As Ao Sheng looked at this black-robed man, horror appeared on his face, his eyelids twitching wildly.
Even Prime Feng Yue became significantly more docile, flying to the side.
Shangguan Hen and Ao Shun showed sullen expressions as they sped back to Borderless Heavenly Capital. However, their hearts pounded when they passed by the black-robed man. The intense pressure nearly drove the two to their knees.
“Salutations, Sect Master!” Xuan Du immediately bowed respectfully.
“Sect Master Heavenly Access?” Gu Hai’s face sank.
This was the sect master of the Myriad Age Daoist Sect, Sect Master Heavenly Access.
When Sect Master Heavenly Access saw the chief authority signal, he had immediately rushed over. Upon his arrival, he saw the chaos, and his face sank.
He turned his head and looked at Kong Xuan and the Flame Monarch in the sky.
“Flame Monarch, you are regressing as time goes by. To think that you cannot even match an insignificant peacock?” Sect Master Heavenly Access said with the hint of a sneer.
“Sect Master Heavenly Access?” Overwhelming hatred flared in the Flame Monarch’s eyes.
“Keep looking at this sect master like this, and this sect master will reunite you with your six elder brothers!” A cold, sharp gleam flashed in Sect Master Heavenly Access’s eyes.
“You!” The Flame Monarch glowered but did not dare talk back.
Soaring Palace Hall’s entrance:
Shangguan Hen whispered, “Sect Master Heavenly Access killed six of the seven phoenix brothers.”
“Oh?” Gu Hai’s face sank.
In the distance, Kong Xuan flew towards Gu Hai.
Despite the Flame Monarch’s bad temper, it did not dare vent its temper on Sect Master Heavenly Access even though Sect Master Heavenly Access just stood there.
Sect Master Heavenly Access smiled coldly as he glanced at the Flame Monarch. Then, he saw Kong Xuan fly behind Gu Hai, appearing subordinate to Gu Hai; he could not help betraying a trace of confusion.
Although Sect Master Heavenly Access had criticized the Flame Monarch, he knew how powerful the Flame Monarch was. This is the Great Light Sovereign Deity? When did he grow this strong? Furthermore, he is standing behind Gu Hai?
Sect Master Heavenly Access narrowed his eyes at Gu Hai.
Just this casual glance put a lot of pressure on Gu Hai. It felt like when he had met Long Zhanguo’s ferocious gaze back when Long Zhanguo was at his peak. Sect Master Heavenly Access is of a similar level?
When Sect Master Heavenly Access arrived, all the fighting stopped, no matter the grudge. Although he did not give off any aura, he had a powerful air about him that engulfed everyone. This air declared himself supreme, and everyone else was an ant.
Sect Master Heavenly Access coldly surveyed the people in the surroundings. Then, he turned his head to look at Xuan Du.
“You crushed the chief authority signal?” Sect Master Heavenly Access said coldly.
“Yes!” Xuan Du lowered his head, not daring to raise it.
“The chief authority token is not to be used except for major matters that shake the Myriad Age Daoist Sect’s foundation. Once it is used, all who see the chief authority signal’s starlight have to stop whatever they are doing and rush over, including the sect master. You should understand that,” Sect Master Heavenly Access said coldly.
Although Sect Master Heavenly Access only described the purpose of the chief authority signal, his words were laced with menace. Mobilizing me? If the matter is not grave enough to shake the sect’s foundation, no one can save you.
“Yes. This disciple knows. However, I have something major to report to Sect Master! Sect Master, please uphold justice!” Xuan Du said gravely.
“Huh?” Sect Master Heavenly Access said sullenly.
“Zang Yulian stole the Taiji Diagram and eloped with Gu Hai. The one she left in the Myriad Age Daoist Sect is fake! The Taiji Diagram is one of the Myriad Age Daoist Sect’s cornerstones. This disciple managed to find Gu Hai and failed to retrieve it! Will Sect Master get justice!” Xuan Du reported with a lowered head.
“Oh?” Sect Master Heavenly Access frowned slightly.
“Furthermore, this disciple also discovered that Long Zhanguo’s Warring Nation Immortal Firmament is in Gu Hai’s hands. The Flame Monarch came here to take the immortal firmament!” Xuan Du added with his head lowered.
“An immortal firmament?” Sect Master Heavenly Access’s expression suddenly changed as he turned his head to look at the nearby Gu Hai.