Chapter 100: The tough life of geniuses
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
“What happened?”. The crushed crystal glowed with a white light, the voice of a man traveled out from the white light.
The black-clothed man reported everything that happened before.
After being silent for a moment, the other man opened his mouth saying: “Recently the sect will send disciples over there to you guys to increase your strengths and at the same time let the disciples gain experience.”.
The scar on the black-clothed man’s face twitched and he sighed in his heart. Like this, their infiltration and control over them would be even stronger.
But he didn’t have the leeway to refuse and could only respond respectfully: “We will make preparations on this side.”.
After the man agreed, he then asked seemingly without any ulterior intention: “The last time you guys were ordered to watch for an opportunity to capture Zhu Yi, is there any news thus far?”.
The black-clothed man responded saying: “We’ve only heard that he once appeared around Chuzhou City at the Great Qin Empire’s southern border, but his location now is unascertainable.”.
“Okay, I know. You guys hurry up and evacuate.”. The man didn’t say anything more and ended the inquiry.
But the black-clothed man still faintly heard the man seemingly muttering to himself, under his breath: “A white-robed young Taoist wearing Taoist clothes? This person has been very active recently, how come we’ve never heard of this person before….”.
Even though he clearly knew that the man couldn’t see him, the black-clothed man still lowered his head not daring to reveal a peep.
Because, that person was a disciple of the number one holy land in the world, the Great Void Sect. To the black-clothed man, he was an absolute behemoth.
Lin Feng controlled the Black Cloud Flag and flew in the air. He split out a sliver of his consciousness and entered into the interior of the Black Cloud Flag. Looking at Dao Zhiqiang who was still spacing out, he asked: “Okay, what plans do you have for the future?”.
Dao Zhiqiang returned to his senses, his gaze at Lin Feng was filled with extreme complication. He sighed lightly: “I can’t go back to the Divine Martial Army. My comrades have been completely annihilated while I alone live on. My outcome, if I go back, will definitely be extremely horrible.”.
Lin Feng lightly scanned him: “I’m letting you go, what plans do you have?”.
“Thank you for trusting me.”. Dao Zhiqiang said: “I plan on heading over to the Great Qin Dynasty to test my luck and see if I can enter into a big sect to cultivate and increase my strength.”.
Lin Feng’s eyes flashed: “Oh?”.
Dao Zhiqiang said openly: “The reason I joined the Divine Martial Army in the first place was also that the Divine Martial Army had large amounts of cultivation resources, Tao techniques, and skills, and I could increase my strength,”.
His expression was determined: “I need strength, powerful strength.”.
Lin Feng waved his sleeves: “If so, then I wish you good luck.”. Dao Zhiqiang knew nothing about him so Lin Feng wasn’t worried that letting go of Dao Zhiqiang would expose any of his secrets.
Leaving the Black Cloud Flag, Dao Zhiqiang bowed towards Lin Feng: “Thank you for not killing me.”. After he finished speaking, Dao Zhiqiang turned and left without a second thought.
Lin Feng looked on his distancing figure and smiled shaking his head.
This was also a person with a story.
But, it had nothing to do with him.
For Lin Feng, the most urgent matter right then was to meet up with Xiao Yan and his other two disciples as soon as possible.
Heading west, he left the Great Swamp of the Ancient Regions. The next time he saw Xiao Yan and company was already a month later.
“Master!”. Upon meeting, Xiao Budian flung himself over. Lin Feng patted his little head in amusement: “Little brat, did you cause any trouble for your two Seniors?”.
Xiao Budian’s big black shiny eyes turned and he said grinningly: “Of course I didn’t.”.
Behind him, Xiao Yan poked fun at him: “Nice try, tell everything that you’ve done to Master.”. While smiling, he walking over with Zhu Yi and the two disciples bowed to Lin Feng: “Greetings Master.”.
Zhu Yi grinned and took out a small stone talisman the size of a palm: “Master, we did not fail you and successfully brought back the Thunder Element Sigil.”.
Lin Feng smiled slightly and said in his heart: “Of course I knew you guys completed the task.”.
Taking over the Thunder Element Sigil, he saw that its appearance was similar to the Flowing Wind Sigil. Its material and size were all the same, it was just that the sigil carved on the stone talisman was a symbol similar to a lightning bolt which was different from the Flowing Wind Sigil.
Lin Feng looked at Xiao Budian with a smile. Xiao Budian laughed and took out the Flowing Wind Sigil, and handed it over to Lin Feng.
Alone, these two sigils were both unassuming, the spiritual energy harboring within was extremely thin.
But combining the two sigils, Lin Feng instantly sensed a great change occur within. The genesis of wind and thunder, inseparable and interconnected. There was actually a magical power constantly developing in the Sigil, and it was growing at a shocking speed.
“This thing really can’t be judged by its appearance. It looks unassuming but it’s definitely a treasure.”. Lin Feng pondered in his heart. His gaze floated towards Xiao Yan and the other two and he suddenly sensed something strange.
Taking a close look, Lin Feng was instantly speechless.
Before they split, Xiao Budian’s cultivation level was Qi Cultivator level 10, Xiao Yan was Qi Cultivator level 9 and Zhu Yi had just reached Qi Cultivator level 7.
Not seeing them in a short 2-3 months, Xiao Budian had impressively already broken through to the great circle of the Qi Cultivator level stage, Qi Cultivator level 12. Xiao Yan was at the peak of Qi Cultivator level 11 and could tackle Qi Cultivator level 12 right away.
The most terrifying was still Zhu Yi. This kid had actually also reached Qi Cultivator level 11 already.
What kind of a joke was this supposed to be?
Lin Feng’s pressure was instantly as big as a mountain. Being surrounded by a group of monsters like this, how could Wang Lin be the only one feeling pressure?
“You bunch of chosen ones, the speed you guys raise your cultivation levels at is like you guys are on drugs.”. Lin Feng secretly wiped his cold sweat and made up his mind: “Fu*k this, I’ve also got my original Tao technique now. I’m definitely going into closed-door training this time, I’ve got to at least reach Foundation Establishment stage.”.
Looking at his three disciples before him, Lin Feng felt the turbulent main character aura multiplied by 3 and it was chaotically oozing outward.
Lin Feng then looked at Wang Lin who looked a bit down at the side and the corner of his lips slightly twitched as he thought, “What the hell are you feeling down for, isn’t a late-bloomer like you the most terrifying?”
Lin Feng’s gaze turned towards Zhu Yi. The other two guys are one thing, but isn’t this kid’s speed kind of too quick?
With this glance, Lin Feng instantly saw some clues.
His face revealed an enigmatic smile: “Zhu Yi, looks like you had a fruitful trip.”.
Zhu Yi nodded his head: “I was just about to report to Master.”. As he finished speaking, he took out a rod-like metal object.
Lin Feng looked closely. It was a magic item carved into the appearance of a snake. The serpentine body was lifelike and the two crimson-red snake eyes on the head emitted an abnormal glow.
Zhu Yi explained saying: “This item’s name is the Snake of Diablo, it is a magic item. A spell that could be used to release golden light that would penetrate the enemy’s body and destroy the enemy’s soul and body from the inside, making it difficult to effectively defend against.”.
“In our trip to the Sea of Storms this time, when we found the Thunder Element Sigil and were ready to return, we chanced upon a cultivator transcending tribulation. In the end, he failed to transcend tribulation and died, and in the process, I obtained a portion of his mana essence, which caused my cultivation level to skyrocket.”.
“Besides the Snake of Diablo, there is another magic item that comes along with a spell called Dark Mandala Formation.”. While speaking, Zhu Yi also took out a jade slip and gave it to Lin Feng. He had a confused expression on his face: “It’s extremely strange. Be it the refinery of the magic item or in terms of practicing the spell, I was very successful in both of them. But when I let Big Senior and Little Junior try, they both had no success.”.
Lin Feng took over the jade slip and tried to maintain a straight face when in reality, his heart was beating as if there were thousands of horses galloping across.
“A blessing of 10 really isn’t a bluff.”. Lin Feng secretly shook his head with a wry smile. On the surface, he was completely calm and he opened his mouth saying: “No need to worry, every person has their own fate.”.
Zhu Yi nodded his head and then said with slight hesitation: “Besides this, we also might have caused some trouble.”.
“After that cultivator failed to transcend tribulation, there were also other people coveting his inheritance. We got into a conflict with them…”. Zhu Yi paused and then continued saying: “… In the conflict, we killed two of their people.”.
Xiao Yan slapped Xiao Budian’s head: “If this kid just kept his hands to himself, we would have directly run after taking those things.”.
Xiao Budian stuck out his tongue: “How could I have known that they were hiding in a damned place like that, I just casually threw out a bolt of lightning and it actually hit them.”.
Lin Feng’s expression didn’t change but he sighed in his heart: “Just as expected. After leaving the novice village there will be countless big and small creeps clamoring and throwing themselves at these kids, asking to be abused and educated.”.
The path of prodigies was one to blaze a way through all manner of obstacles, to shine like the sun and to trample on all cannon fodder that came knocking asking to have their faces slapped.
Pulling himself together, Lin Feng asked: “Do you know who they are?”.
Xiao Yan nodded his head: “They told us they were of the Aeolus sect.”.
Lin Feng had a bit of a strange look on his face, although it was only for a fleeting moment. He smiled and shook his head: “No need to worry. Remember you guys, we don’t cause trouble, but if someone tries to step over us, we’ll then just let loose and fight back.”.
Hearing this, Xiao Yan, Xiao Budian, Zhu Yi and Wang Lin who were silent at the side all felt reinvigorated. They bowed and said: “At Master’s decree.”.
Xiao Budian’s eyes turned and he suddenly smiled saying: “Master, when we came back this time we passed by a valley. There was a Heavenly Gold Thunder Snake there that was about to shed its skin.
Do you think we should end it?”.
Lin Feng looked with a faint smile at this little disciple of his who looked cute and cuddly, but had actually already shown some potential for shamelessness and black-heartedness: “Little brat, are you thinking about your baptism?”.
Xiao Budian scratched the back of his head in embarrassment and said with an eager smile: “Master, I’m about to turn five already.”.
Lin Feng smiled and patted his little head: “We’ll go after some time. Don’t worry, Master hasn’t forgotten about your baptism.”.
But before that, Lin Feng had to first hurry up and let himself achieve the Foundation Establishment stage!