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Chapter 420: Setting Off Prematurely

    Chapter 420: Setting Off Prematurely

    Translator: CKtalon  Editor: CKtalon

    The mysterious array formation spanned more than half a kilometer. It was mainly black in color but had a few other colors mixed in. Before it was activated, its construction was hidden underground. The moment it was activated, countless runic patterns lit up on its surface! They were golden in color and appeared infinitely mystical. These golden patterns had a faint dazzle to them and seemed to distort space itself.

    "Boom!" A terrifying blast surged towards the sky as the earth and rocks above were reduced to nothingness. A column of light more than half a kilometer in diameter forcibly tore open a massive black hole.

    The black hole was the door to a distant world.

    Qin Yun, who had trapped Jiuhu and was attacking the grand hall with his Misty Rain Sword relentlessly, had a change in expression when he saw the terrifying blast and the appearance of the gigantic black hole vortex.

    The column of light was just too powerful!

    The vortex was just too large!

    "A world passageway?" Qin Yun found it unbelievable. "A world passageway typically starts small and weak, then expands. How is this one so massive from the moment it appeared? Furthermore, it's so stable?"

    Back when He Qian opened a world passageway using a World Altar, it wasn't even stable enough to allow an Essence Soul to pass through because the matter was quickly resolved!

    "This world passageway is a lot stronger than the one He Qian opened. It's definitely enough to let an Essence Soul pass through." Qin Yun activated his Eye of Lightning and looked at the mysterious array that had been exposed. "I never expected that such a huge array formation was hidden under the Boor Ancestral Sect."

    Qin Yun knew quite a lot of untold secrets.

    For instance, a world passageway would usually only open as a tiny tunnel. Like a dike, a tiny ant hole had to be made first! As the saying goes, 'an ant hole causes the collapse of a great dike.' Without any hindrance, the ant hole could constantly be widened. As that happened, it would allow the passage of a first Firmament Essence Soul, then a second Firmament Essence Soul... Once it expanded to its limits, it could even allow passage for an ordinary Skyfiend!

    However, this method was relatively slower.

    The rate of expansion would become slower over time. To expand the world passageway to to the point of letting a Skyfiend through, it would probably take a month!

    The other method was to forcibly open a huge world passageway right away! The advantage of it opening instantaneously was obvious but it carried the disadvantage of an immense price. If a world passageway that allowed passage for Skyfiends needed to be instantly opened, the cost would be worth several superior-grade Numinous treasures! Although the gains of conquering a Small World was huge, it was not worth spending several superior-grade Numinous treasures for the setup of the necessary array formations.

    Unless there was a special reason!

    "They activated a massive world passageway right away, and it was only because I attacked the Boor Ancestral Sect and forced them to activate it prematurely," thought Qin Yun. "If they had been given them enough time, they probably would have been able to open an even larger world passageway."

    Upon coming to this conclusion, Qin Yun could not help but shudder.

    Thankfully, he had forced them to act prematurely.

    ...

    Outside the Boor Ancestral Sect, the water mirror reflected the column of light that shot out from the mysterious array formation. A massive black hole had been torn open.

    The six mighty figures of the Grand Chang world were watching stoically. They all understood what was happening once they saw the huge, stable world passageway.

    "Thankfully, we had Qin Yun who could go Boor Ancestral Sect now and force them to activate the array formation." Patriarch Bai's voice was trembling slightly. "The enemy is daring. If they had finished their preparations, then this array would have caused a huge catastrophe."

    Ancestral Master Zhang nodded. "We're definitely not dealing with an ordinary Empyrean Lord, for him to be capable of setting up such an elaborate array formation. Based on the inchoate form of the array formation, the original plan was to set up a world passageway that allows passage for Skyfiends. If we had not attacked the Boor Ancestral Sect, they might have activated the world passageway in a few decades. Large swaths of Skyfiends would have been able to charge into our world."

    "Although world passageways into Small Worlds only allow passage for third Firmament Skyfiends," added Bodhisattva Mahākāśyapa, "once the numbers are great enough, and they get into a combat formation, it is highly likely for us to lose."

    "That's not right. The enemy should know that I'm the Dao Ancestor's disciple. If I spare no expense to seek the help of a senior brother from Green Touring Palace, we could easily ensure the safety of the Great Chang world." Ancestral Master Zhang frowned. "Furthermore, to set up an array formation that allows passage for Skyfiends costs several superior-grade Numinous treasures. It's not worth it to conquer a Small World. The enemy must have a special reason for planning such an operation."

    "What could that reason be?" Bodhisattva Mahākāśyapa was puzzled as well.

    And at that moment-

    "Whoosh-"

    An Other Realm Fiendcelestial crawled out of the black hole vortex with great difficulty. His six muscular arms, covered in scales, reached out first, grabbing the membranous wall of the vortex. Before long he was squeezing his body into the Great Chang world.

    "The array formation still has too many flaws." The moment the Other Realm Fiendcelestial entered, he immediately plunged towards the mysterious array formation. He took out materials from his Cosmic Bag and quickly got to working on the array formation.

    "Boom!"

    Qin Yun controlled the Misty Rain Sword to attack the column of light.

    The blurry column of light protected the mysterious array formation as well as the black hole vortex. Regardless of how Qin Yun attacked with his Intrinsic Flying Sword, the column of light remained unperturbed.

    "In terms of defense, this column of light is much stronger than any of the Boor Ancestral Sect's array formations." Qin Yun turned anxious.

    Hum!

    The column of light expanded suddenly as it spread outwards.

    Soon, it enveloped even the grand hall nearby. Sect Master Boor Ancestral, Patriarch Monkey, Aged Fiend Goat Horn and the other fiendcelestials and disciples charged for the mysterious array formation's light.

    "Damn it!"

    After the remnant members of the Boor Ancestral Sect took shelter inside the half-kilometer region, the column of light also shrank back to its original size.

    As for Qin Yun, he continued casting his Misty Rain Sword, but his attacks remained fruitless.

    "We are safe." The Boor Ancestral Sect disciples revealed looks of delight.

    Sect Master Boor Ancestral, Patriarch Monkey, Aged Fiend Goat Horn exchanged looks as they sent secret voice transmissions. "In order to live, we threw away all decorum!"

    "We have defied Empyrean Lord. Once the fiendcelestial world has a chance, they will likely kill us."

    The three of them were extremely careful.

    They had to struggle for a chance to live by wavering between factions.

    "Quick, faster! Faster!" The six-armed Other Realm Fiendcelestial that was first to enter was adept at array formations. He was mending the array formation as best he could. "Although the materials being used now are worse than what was originally planned, as long as it's fully mended, it would be easy for peak third Firmament fiendcelestials to enter. Empyrean Lord still has a chance of fulfilling his goal."

    "Whoosh-"

    Another Other Realm Fiendcelestial crawled out of the black hole vortex with great difficulty and made it into the Great Chang world. Clearly, it was still not easy for these third Firmament fiendcelestials to enter.

    Qin Yun could not help but send a voice transmission to Daoist Divine Firmament and company when he saw this.

    "Senior Zhang, what do we do now?"

    ...

    Outside the Boor Ancestral Sect.

    "Are we to use that treasure now?" whispered Human Emperor. Patriarch Bai and company looked at Ancestral Master Zhang.

    The fact that the Great Chang world could fend off the numerous fiendcelestial worlds to this day meant that its heritage was a lot better than the Boor Ancestral Sect.

    Although the Boor Ancestral Sect had a massive number of mortals in its array formations, preventing them from storming in for fear of the Heavenly Dao, at perilous times, they could use their cornerstone treasure that protected humanity. They still had means to wipe out the Boor Ancestral Sect.

    "It should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Using the treasure to kill a few Skyfiends isn't worth it," said Ancestral Master Zhang. "If the situation gets really bad, I'd rather seek the help of my senior brothers in Green Touring Palace than use humanity's cornerstone treasure."

    The Heavenly Lord of Numinous Treasure imparted his knowledge to all people without discrimination, his disciples numbered in the tens of thousands! Ancestral Master Zhang was considered one of the less remarkable ones and held a relatively lower standing. Even if he sought the help of his senior brothers, they would usually not bother with him! But since he had many senior brothers, he was bound to find at least one to help if he sought out enough of them.

    However, with Ancestral Master Zhang's pride, he would not beg for help unless he was forced into an impossible situation.

    ...

    "Qin Yun, you do not need to bother with those fiendcelestials. Destroy the Boor Ancestral Sect's array formation with all your strength. Do it as soon as possible so that we can join you. The earlier, the better! The later it is, the more trouble there will be." Ancestral Master Zhang's voice sounded from the transmission treasure with a hint of urgency.

    Qin Yun held the transmission treasure in hand.

    "Don't worry. Leave it to me," responded Qin Yun.

    By the side, Yi Xiao said immediately, "But the Eight Gates Fiend Saber Array is being a hindrance. There are other array formations obstructing us as well. Cracking the array will be very troublesome."

    "We can't let those bother us. Only the Eight Gates Fiend Saber Array can pose a hindrance." As Qin Yun said that, he extended his left hand. Two beams of light tore through the sky after they shot out from his sleeve. They were a pair of transcendent-grade flying swords that Qin Yun had specially bought through Ancestral Master Zhang before their assault on the Boor Ancestral Sect.

    The sword pair's name was the Lovers Sword, one male, the other female. Together, they formed a transcendent-grade flying sword.

    Qin Yun was still using the Cosmic Bangles to trap Skyfiend Jiuhu. In such a situation, he had to simultaneously control the Lovers Sword, his Intrinsic Flying Sword, and the Green Leaf Flying Sword. That was already his limit.

    "Pop." Qin Yun took out a jade bottle and a Nine Revolutions Spirit Pill flew out. He immediately swallowed it, recovering his mental strength and Dharmic powers.

    "Let's risk it all!"

    The Misty Rain Sword, Lovers Sword, and the Green Leaf Flying Sword streaked across the sky as they separately assaulted the array formation.

    "You people from the Boor Ancestral Sect, stop them." The six-armed Other Realm Fiendcelestial shouted. "We cannot let Daoist Divine Firmament and the rest enter."

    "Don't worry."

    Sect Master Boor Ancestral, Aged Fiend Goat Horn, and Patriarch Monkey did not dare slack off. They directed the array formation to obstruct Qin Yun's three flying swords.
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