Chapter 1285: Driving the Cauldron
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
"Xie'er, aid me!"
Yi Yun shouted from inside the Ascending Dragon Cauldron.
Not only did Yi Yun want to drive the cauldron, he wanted to use it as a weapon!
However, a divine item like the Ascending Dragon Cauldron had the Dragon Emperor's soul sealed within it. It was capable of suppressing a world. Legends told of a mighty ancient being that ruled over nine continents with nine cauldrons. Each treasured cauldron was as heavy as a world. Yi Yun was basically using strength alone to drive a world, and his strength was not sufficient for the task.
Even when Myriad God Patriarch moved the Ascending Dragon Cauldron into the pocket world, he did not do it by driving the Ascending Dragon Cauldron. Instead, he had to use spatial dimension laws to transport the space the Ascending Dragon Cauldron occupied to another spot.
"Alright, Brother Yi Yun."
As Ling Xie'er spoke, her body transformed into a stream of light that merged into Yi Yun's body.
"Hu! Hu! Hu!"
The Heretical God Fire burned as Yi Yun punched himself in the chest, forcing out a mouthful of blood essence that he sprayed onto the Ascending Dragon Cauldron's 'Dragon Emperor Technique.'
After Yi Yun consumed the Dragon Emperor Relic, the Dragon Emperor bloodline in him was much more potent than it was in the past. The nine golden dragon engravings absorbed Yi Yun's blood essence and seemed to come alive. Their pupils began emitting pale golden light.
The process was extremely peaceful as Yi Yun silently sensed the connection between him and the Ascending Dragon Cauldron become increasingly stronger.
At that moment, Yi Yun felt like all his blood was boiling. His body was like a cauldron that was heated by the flames of his vitality.
Yi Yun had spat out two mouthfuls of blood essence consecutively in total. If typical warriors did so, they would be greatly weakened. However, Yi Yun felt that due to the powerful lifeblood within him, the blood essence he had spat out was already being replenished. It felt like he had only bled ordinary blood. The Dragon Emperor bloodline was truly powerful.
Yi Yun roared as all his Yuan Qi blasted out. His muscles immediately tightened, forming a perfect muscle definition.
Yi Yun had been practicing martial arts for years. His muscle tone was already very defined. After consuming the Dragon Emperor Relic, he did not have any obvious increase in muscle mass, but his muscles suffused a dark and faint golden luster as though he had a body of a god.
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron vibrated suddenly and the ground cracked apart around it. Terrifying rifts began to spread out in every direction like a spider web. A mountain fifty kilometers away shook violently, as though a massive earthquake was sweeping through the pocket world.
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron issued a dull sound as it slowly flew up from the ground.
Five hundred kilometers away, Cang Wu and company saw the dazzling golden light emitted by the ascending dragon cauldron.
"What is going on?" Someone exclaimed.
"It's that little bastard! He is driving the Ascending Dragon Cauldron. For some unknown reason, the Patriarch brought him back here."
Cang Wu and company were unaware of what had happened outside the pocket world due to the layers of spatial storms that isolated them.
Although they guessed that the patriarch had encountered an incident, they could never have guessed that an expert that surpassed their patriarch would suddenly appear.
With Myriad God Patriarch's strength, few people could match him.
"Darn it. The Ascending Dragon Cauldron has really been refined by that bastard," Cang Wu said angrily. The refinement of the Ascending Dragon Cauldron for oneself was a huge opportunity. However, the opportunity had landed in Yi Yun’s lap. As for Cang Wu, he had to shake his tail at Myriad God Patriarch pitifully, hoping that Myriad God Patriarch would spare a pittance of benefits for him.
As for Yi Yun, he had taken all of Myriad God Patriarch's lifework and hope away!
The massive gap left Cang Wu burning with envy.
As Cang Wu was feeling the rage of a thousand suns, Yi Yun was feeling disappointed with his ride in the Ascending Dragon Cauldron.
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron was too slow. Yi Yun was injecting all his strength into it, but he could only make it move at a snail’s pace.
And to maintain this speed, Yi Yun had to constantly feed his energy into the cauldron. If he had not stimulated his Dragon Emperor bloodline, he would have found it difficult to continue.
"Others can easily avoid if I attack at this speed," Yi Yun muttered to himself. Despite the Ascending Dragon Cauldron's robustness, it was limited by Yi Yun’s strength. Ultimately, there was a need for Yi Yun to increase his cultivation level to truly bring out the Ascending Dragon Cauldron's offensive might.
"Perhaps at the Supremacy realm, the Ascending Dragon Cauldron will be able to showcase some of its strength."
With this thought in mind, Yi Yun shook his head. He was being greedy. He had refined the Ascending Dragon Cauldron for himself, obtained the 'Dragon Emperor Technique,' and consumed the Dragon Emperor Relic. His vital potential was massively stimulated and not only did his physical strength increase exponentially, his cultivation level had risen three subrealms in one go. There was nothing to be discontented about.
In the future, with a fully-powered Ascending Dragon Cauldron, it would be equivalent to him having a powerful fortress.
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron was not suitable as an abode, but if he placed the God Advent Tower into the Ascending Dragon Cauldron, it would be perfect. In terms of defense, the Ascending Dragon Cauldron was far superior to the God Advent Tower.
At that moment, chaotic twirling spatial turbulence surged outside the pocket world. Myriad God Sect Master and the old woman led sixteen Divine Lord realm experts outside the spatial node.
"What a powerful storm."
Typical spatial storms were nothing much but, due to Old Snake and Myriad God Patriarch's clashes, these spatial storms were more than a hundred times more violent. Even Divine Lord realm experts felt the pressure.
"Who is Patriarch fighting?"
"Heavens, who is that old man?"
Only then did the Myriad God Ridge Elders see Old Snake. He was five kilometers away with Myriad God Patriarch. One of them had a dazzling golden body and the other seemed to have blood seas raging over his body.
And what left them in disbelief was that the Myriad God Patriarch was the one being beaten.
"Snap out of it. Quickly set up the array!" said the old woman. She suddenly threw out a disk array which expanded rapidly in the spatial storms and instantly enveloped everyone.
The sixteen Divine Lord experts scattered to sixteen different spots in the disk array. The Myriad God Patriarch was an array formation grandmaster. One of the benefits of the disk arrays he created was that the people manning the array formation did not need to be well-versed in array formations. All they needed to do was inject their Yuan Qi into the array formation.
The disk array established itself in the void as a blood-colored beam shot out from the middle.
Instantly, the Divine Lord experts in the array formation felt their energies being rapidly drained. Several took on alarmed expressions.
"Don't worry. We are only borrowing a portion of your strength. It will only make you weak for a few days but it will not affect your cultivation levels or lifespans at all," explained Myriad God Sect Master.
The Divine Lords were alarmed and suspicious at the Myriad God Sect Master's words, but at that moment they had no other choice.
The array formation shot out a sanguine beam that augmented the Myriad God Patriarch!
"Calling for reinforcements now that you can't beat me?" derided Old Snake.
He had noticed that people had traveled through a spatial node and at the same time, Myriad God Patriarch had desperately attacked in order to hold him back, so as to give the others time to set up the array formation.
The large array formation gathered the Yuan Qi of the participants and infused all of it into Myriad God Patriarch's body.
Myriad God Patriarch wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth. Bathed in the sanguine light, he looked as happy as a dried fish that had finally been returned to the ocean.
He felt extremely comfortable because the injuries he had were slowly recovering.
"Hahahaha! Old fool, don't busy yourself mocking me. Don't think I can't tell that you are actually injured! Your attacks seem overwhelming and are much stronger than mine, but something rigid tends to be fragile. You can't last long. As long as I have constant energy supporting me, I can outlast you for about thirty minutes. By then, you will lose your stamina and your old injury will rear its head. There is no doubt you will die!"
Myriad God Patriarch smiled hideously. Not only was he skilled at setting up arrays, he also knew some divination arts. This made him have a sense of premonition and sharp observational skills, even in a heated battle.
He could tell that with Old Snake's physical condition, he would definitely be the winner if he could just hold out!
"Hehe!" Old Snake made a few sneers as his face turned gloomy.
He was well aware of the fact that, after suffering from the first clash, the Myriad God Patriarch chose not to fight him head-on. He was only aggressive against Old Snake when he needed to distract him to buy time array formation to become effective.
Old Snake’s full-frontal assault was draining his stamina. It was as Myriad God Patriarch said—Old Snake had very heavy injuries!
He usually led a frivolous life and hid his strength, yet now he was beginning to burn his lifespan while fighting Myriad God Patriarch. It left his heart aching.
Old Snake squinted his eyes and looked at the distant great array. He knew very well that Myriad God Patriarch could not last long under his attacks but the array formation kept replenishing Myriad God Patriarch's stamina.
If he could destroy the disk array, the Myriad God Patriarch would once again be embroiled in a dire battle.
But just as Old Snake had this thought, spatial tornadoes suddenly swept over towards the vicinity of the array formation.
Unexpectedly, the massive array vanished. The sanguine beam that shot out from the array's core seemed to extend to a spot an infinite distance away. Although it still reached Myriad God Patriarch, the source of the sanguine light could no longer be seen.
"Oh!?" Old Snake's heart sank.
"Old fool, you want to destroy my array? How would I let you!? My Grand Sanguine Killing Array is sealed in a spatial node. As long as I hide that spatial node, it will be fool's talk for you to find it!"
Back when Myriad God Patriarch took Yi Yun to the pocket world, he had hidden the spatial node. Old Snake had searched in vain for nearly ten days, ultimately failing to find the way into the pocket world.
Now, Old Snake knew the rough location of the spatial node but it would be too difficult for him to find the array formation while fighting Myriad God Patriarch.
"What happened to your fierce attacks? I'll use the treasures in your ring to make up a tiny portion of my losses!" Myriad God Patriarch roared insolently.
He had already recovered about thirty percent of his stamina. For Old Snake to live for such a long period of time, Myriad God Patriarch believed that he must have some amazing treasures. Ignoring everything else, he was already very interested in the Combat Sacred Body alone.
Just as Myriad God Patriarch was about to attack, he suddenly felt a sense of unease.
Myriad God Patriarch's attack came to a pause as he abruptly turned his head.
He heard a loud explosion and space suddenly trembled. Immediately following that, the nearby spatial tornadoes degenerated into chaos.
"What's the matter?"
At that moment, Myriad God Sect Master and company, who were hiding in the array formation, were alarmed.
"Something is coming out of the spatial node!" the old white-haired woman cried out. Just before her voice faded, the spatial node tore apart directly.
"Join forces with me!" Myriad God Sect Master said to the old woman.
But just as he circulated his Yuan Qi, he saw a spatial node expand. A heavy and unadorned bronze cauldron appeared out of thin air!
After the spatial node was hidden in the outer world, it was naturally difficult for Old Snake to find it. However, if the spatial node was pointed out, trying to hide it would naturally be useless.
The bronze cauldron wasn't fast. It was actually quite slow. However, it possessed an indomitable might that was like a moving mountain!
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron struck right at the disk array that was beneath the feet of the numerous Divine Lords of Myriad God Ridge!
The disk array had been fixed in the spatial node so it was unable to dodge. The collision happened at full force, so how could the relatively brittle disk array be able to compare with the Ascending Dragon Cauldron?
An explosion that sounded like metal shattering followed. The disk array was cracked and thrown apart by the Ascending Dragon Cauldron's strike.
Myriad God Sect Master was seized with anxiousness. However, when he saw the Ascending Dragon Cauldron in front of him, he felt helpless. Burning and hitting the Ascending Dragon Cauldron was useless. Even Myriad God Patriarch was at a loss for how to deal with the Ascending Dragon Cauldron, so how could he do anything?
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron continued its unstoppable charge as the Grand Sanguine Killing Array directly shattered to pieces!
The Grand Sanguine Killing Array's sanguine light dissipated instantly and exploded together with the concealment array formation of the spatial node.
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron appeared straight out of the spatial turbulence and remained immovable despite the inundations of the storms.
Old Snake looked at the Ascending Dragon Cauldron in shock. He had previously seen Myriad God Patriarch carrying the Ascending Dragon Cauldron while rushing out of the pocket world. He did not find it weird back then, but now the Ascending Dragon Cauldron had automatically flown out of the pocket world and shattered the Myriad God Patriarch's disk array. It left Old Snake astonished.
Could it be…
"Little bastard! I will definitely pulverize you to dust!"
Myriad God Patriarch was on the brink of a mental collapse. Yi Yun was no doubt a malignant star to him!
Upon hearing Myriad God Patriarch's words, Old Snake was astonished. That punk Yi Yun could control the Ascending Dragon Cauldron?
How did he do it?
Regardless of the process, Yi Yun had managed to destroy the Grand Sanguine Killing Array, greatly delighting Old Snake. As a result, he was no longer afraid of Myriad God Patriarch.
"Hahaha, Yi Yun, you have really given me a pleasant surprise. Old Turtle, let's see if you can survive this!"
Old Snake laughed and charged toward Myriad God Patriarch as his body was enveloped by the Combat Sacred Body's golden halo!
Myriad God Patriarch's face sank. He knew that he was no match for his opponent. He was definitely doomed if he continued fighting. Even if did risk everything to inflict a serious injury on Old Snake, it would be meaningless.
With this thought in mind, his body flashed as he escaped into the deep depths of the spatial turbulence!
"You want to escape?"
Old Snake was boiling within and needed to vent his anger. Therefore, how could he grant Myriad God Patriarch's wish? On a divine beam of light, he moved at a speed much faster than Myriad God Patriarch as he pursued him!
Just as Old Snake was about to catch up to him, Myriad God Patriarch tore open the void directly. As for Old Snake, he followed closely behind and also ripped the void. Both of them vanished into the spatial storms one after another.