Star Odyssey - Chapter 1572
Chapter 1572: Unbeatable
One day later, Shang Rong arrived. He formed a brilliant sun that he used to try to break through Lu Yin’s Channeling Diagram, but the attack ended up affecting the entire Nine Cauldrons region. Many people were injured.
Little Arrow Saint arrived shortly after, but his aura was much weaker than Fan Shun’s. Little Arrow Saint had been badly wounded during ZENITH, and he had been lucky to even survive. At the moment, he was only slightly stronger than Hong Ying.
Little Arrow Saint had not traveled to the Nince Cauldrons region in order to try to take Lu Yin’s inheritance away from him, but rather to watch the show. Little Arrow Saint knew that an Imprinter would soon arrive, and Lu Yin could not stand up to such a powerhouse.
Xiao Qing also arrived, and she looked very interested.
Even though Lu Yin was in a hurry, he did not panic. He had actually expected such a situation before even entering the Daosource Sect’s ruins, and so he had already made his preparations. However, the moment that one Imprinter failed to move Lu Yin, he would be on borrowed time. If he ended up drawing out old monsters with truly impressive power levels, he would not be able to stop them without the help of power vessels and items.
Half a day later, the first Imprinter arrived.
The Sixth Mainland had many Envoys. However, due to the status that such powerhouses held, and the fact that they often focused on their training, it was usually very difficult for a member of the younger generation to get in touch with an Envoy. Such experts would not allow themselves to be easily disturbed.
The first Imprinter to appear was an old woman who came across the incident through pure chance.
“It’s Senior Ling.”
“Senior Ling’s someone from the Di family, but she left her family after their ancestor died.”
The old woman ignored the youths’ comments and focused on the third cauldron. “Junior from the Fifth Mainland, You have just this one chance to come out.”
Everyone stared at the cauldron. An Imprinter had arrived, so no one believed that Lu Yin would be able to escape.
There was no response at all from the cauldron. Lu Yin continued to absorb the cauldron energy.
“Junior, don’t make this old woman come after you. This will disrupt the harmony we have established with the Fifth Mainland.” The old woman’s tone grew much sharper.
Fan Shun spoke up in a respectful tone, “Senior Ling, please make a move as soon as possible. Lu Yin’s time in the Daosource Sect’s ruins might soon end, and if that happens, he’ll be able to simply leave.”
The old woman’s eyes flashed, and she took a step forward and pressed down with a hand. The void shattered, and everyone saw her attack disappear.
At this moment, Lu Yin looked up, still unfazed. He watched as the old woman’s attack entered the true universe. Her palm fell onto his Channeling Diagram, and the force of the attack was diverted into lines that shot out in all directions.
The old woman was startled; she was unable to break this sourcebox array? How was that even possible?
The old woman was not the only one surprised by the development, as Fan Shun and all of the nearby youths were absolutely shocked. This woman was an Imprinter! Dealing with someone from their generation should be nothing more than playing, so how could she possibly not have broken Lu Yin’s sourcebox array?
The Nine Cauldrons region was already somewhere that space was unstable, and the old woman’s attack disturbed the balance. Spatial cracks appeared everywhere, and one person was careless and ended up being swallowed by a crack. There was only a scream and a bit of blood that was quickly sucked into the void. It was a disturbing sight.
Everyone paled and slowly retreated.
The old woman gritted her teeth and the surface of her body changed. She had activated her bloodline, which was the Progenitor of Bloodlines Territory’s unique cultivation method. She then once again attacked Lu Yin’s Channeling Diagram, only to fail to break it a second time.
Lu Yin’s eyes were cold. The Sixth Mainland’s cultivators’ greatest advantage over their peers in the Fifth Mainland was the natural suppression that existed. Furthermore, the Sixth Mainland had various unique methods of cultivation, including the imprints that had been spread by their three Progenitors. This made those from the Sixth Mainland appear to be much stronger, but once those few advantages were taken away, cultivators from the Fifth Mainland were actually more powerful on average.
The Sixth Mainland’s imprints not only limited people’s futures, they also made people become dependent upon the imprints. The old woman wanted to destroy Lu Yin’s Channeling Diagram without using her imprint, but Lu Yin had become accustomed to the power of the Envoys from the Fifth Mainland and the Perennial World.
The old woman landed on the ground and solemnly stated, “Items. The child must have used some sort of power vessel.”
Some distance away, the faces of Fan Shun and the others turned ugly. They had already guessed that Lu Yin was using a power vessel. After all, at best he had become an Enlighter, so how could he possibly defend against an Envoy’s attacks? How much time had passed since ZENITH? No one would believe that Lu Yin had improved enough to resist an Envoy in such a short amount of time.
“Senior Ling, if we work together, we will definitely be able to break through,” Shang Rong was solemn as he made the suggestion.
The old woman frowned. “If not even I can break through this barrier, what could you juniors possibly contribute?”
Shang Rong clenched his fists, but did not raise any objections.
“Forget it. We’ll just wait for another Imprinter to arrive, and then this barrier will break,” the old woman said.
“I’m afraid Lu Yin’s time will run out.” Shang Rong sounded anxious.
The old woman turned to stare at him. “Can’t you just find him after he leaves the Daosource Sect’s ruins?”
Shang Rong stayed silent after that. There were certain things that only they were aware of. After all, how could the Sixth Mainland be willing to remain in the Fifth Mainland’s Outerverse? As long as they knew that Lu Yin had returned, they would be able to capture him in the outside world.
Lu Yin heard their comment, and his eyes flashed. Sure enough, the Sixth Mainland had not abandoned their desire to take over the Fifth Mainland. They had merely hidden their intentions.
Lu Yin had already discovered the existence of Qing Tan, but if there was one mole, there were another ten or even a hundred. Things were getting interesting, and Lu Yin wanted to see who played the game better.
More than a day passed, and during this time, more and more people arrived in the Nine Cauldrons region. Fan Shun, Shang Rong, and the others grew increasingly anxious as they waited for a second Imprinter to arrive. They were waiting for Senior Chao.
Fan Shun felt overjoyed when he saw Senior Chao arrive, and the youth quickly stepped forward to explain the situation. Fan Shun was the Brahman Realm’s Realmling, while Senior Chao was from the Azure Realm, so Fan Shun knew the Imprinter.
The Envoy stared at the third cauldron. “You can’t break through the barrier?”
He looked at Senior Ling. “Have you used your imprint?”
The old woman quietly replied, “Not yet.”
When Ancestor Di had died, some of the Di family’s powerhouses had died as well, while others had left the family. Only a few had been left behind.
Senior Chao sternly stated to Senior Ling, “You and I will work together to break through this.”
Right after that, Senior Chao’s imprint appeared. The image was of a sloppy looking old man who wore a blue robe and leaned on a wooden stick. This person was the master of the Azure Realm and was an Empyrean Imprinter. He was Master Qing Hua
Master Qing Hua’s imprint instantly caused Senior Chao’s strength to rise. He went from being a bit weaker than Senior Ling, to surpassing her. The woman watched in envy as the Imprinter attacked the Channeling Diagram, though she made sure to attack as well.
Inside the third cauldron, Lu Yin sighed to himself. It was already too late. The Imprinters had arrived quicker than he had expected, and while he had absorbed some of the cauldron energy from the third cauldron, there was still a bit left. It would have to wait for the next time.
There was a bang as the Channeling Diagram was broken, delighting Fan Shun and others.
Senior Chao and Senior Ling looked inside the third cauldron, ready to capture Lu Yin, but all that they saw were Sword Scholar and some other unconscious people. Lu Yin had vanished.
The two landed inside the third cauldron. Where had the youth gone?
“Blocked the exit!” Senior Chao suddenly thought of something, and he shouted, but, unfortunately, he was too late. Lu Yin had already moved past the crowd and left the Nine Cauldrons region.
The same moment that the Channeling Diagram had broken, he had used the Ce Secret Art to escape, and not even the two Imprinters had noticed anything.
Fan Shun and others quickly moved to block the exit, but Lu Yin had already left.
Lu Yin had absorbed all of the cauldron energy from two cauldrons, and a good bit from a third one as well, which meant that he was currently able to use three suns.
After leaving the Nine Cauldrons, Lu Yin realized that he had only used up half of his time in the Daosource Sect’s ruins, so he decided to move on to Heaven’s Pit.
More and more experts from the older generation would be drawn to the Nine Cauldrons, and it was possible that even old monsters who were Empyrean Imprinters would show up. Lu Yin had no intention of staying around.
Naturally, as Lu Yin left the Nine Cauldrons region, other people were entering, though none of them were able to sense Lu Yin’s passing.
Lu Yin passed through one of the beams of light that worked as teleportation devices, and he entered the region that held Heaven’s Pit.
Lu Yin looked up, but he did not see Heaven’s Pit, but a massive spatial tear that looked like a stream of flowing water. Lu Yin had been shocked by the sight the first time he had visited, and space in this place had been severed in an odd manner. As soon as anything disturbed the space, everything would disappear.
The countless spatial cracks flowing overhead like water were enough to cause people to panic.
Heaven’s Pit was a palm print that was said to have been left behind by Progenitor Chen. It was said that by observing and studying the palm print, one could comprehend Progenitor Chen’s secret technique. However, no one had ever been able to achieve any bit of success even after so many years.
Lu Yin approached Heaven’s Pit. There were five stone pillars in front of the pit that rose into the sky; one above each finger. Only from the tops of the pillars was it possible to clearly observe the palm print.
There were several people atop the pillars when Lu Yin arrived. The truth was that with the exception for when the Sixth Mainland had invaded the Fifth, these pillars had constantly been occupied by people.
Among those occupying the pillars, Lu Yin saw someone he knew: Di Luo, the person who had replaced Di Fa as a Realmling.
The Sixth Mainland suffered from diminishing talen. Ancestor Di had died, and yet Di Luo had still managed to triumph over his peers in the Bloodburn Realm to become the next Realmling.
Lu Yin quietly took over a pillar and started studying the palm print.
As he leisurely spent his time looking at Progenitor Chen’s palm print that was known as Heaven’s Pit, the Nine Cauldrons region grew increasingly busy. Powerhouses arrived one after another, and Senior Chao and Senior Ling bowed to many of their own seniors. After more than ten days passed, a nine-stage Augmenter from the Toolcasting family appeared. He was a World Imprinter, and everyone respectfully bowed when he appeared.
“Lu Yin? That child has returned after missing for two years? The first cauldron broke even before he disappeared, which means he was indeed the one who gained the opportunity hidden in these Nine Cauldrons, and it happened back when that first cauldron broke,” the nine-stage Augmenter reflected.
Someone replied, “That’s true. The youth’s luck truly defies the heavens. During ZENITH, one of the Progenitors mentioned that he has likely received the legendary God of Death’s inheritance, which would allow him to become invincible.”
Everyone fell silent. Lu Yin’s existence was like an overshadowing mountain that not only put pressure on his peers, but also on members of the older generation.
In particular, the image of the God of Death Transformation he had used during the final battle of ZENITH. At that time, he had demonstrated a perfect invincibility. No matter what level his cultivation reached, Lu Yin would always remain unbeatable within his cultivation realm.
“Don’t overthink, seniors. The universe is fair to all. The stronger Lu Yin becomes, the stronger the stellular tribulation he will have to face. It’s possible that he won’t even be able to survive his tribulation,” Xiao Qing spoke up with a clear voice.
Little Arrow Saint gloomily replied, “But if he can survive his tribulation, he’ll become the most powerful Imprinter in history.”
Xiao Qing rolled her eyes. “You’re so dramatic. Are you just afraid you’ll be beaten?”
Little Arrow Saint gritted his teeth, but denied nothing.
A gloomy light flickered through the eyes of the nine-stage Augmenter. He glanced over at the rest of the Imprinters and waved a hand. “It’s time for everyone to leave. From now on, this place is off limits. We will take turns standing guard to ensure that the Nine Cauldrons region remains closed.”
The youths who were present were all unwilling to accept this decision. Lu Yin had received an opportunity from this place, which made all of them want to stay. After all, maybe they could comprehend something?
The Daosource Sect’s ruins had existed for countless years, to the point that its full history was not even recorded. There were very few opportunities remaining in the ruins, such as Heaven’s Pit, the Scripture Pavilion, and the Platform of Inception. Rumors abounded regarding the opportunities hidden in those places, but who had ever received anything? However, Lu Yin had just confirmed for everyone that the Nine Cauldrons region truly did hold some sort of inheritance. Naturally the youths were reluctant to abandon the place.
Translated By: OMA
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA