Chapter 1038: Wang Lin’s First Disciple
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar walked out from his room towards the mountains with his hands behind his back.
His Forest Abode was constructed on a courtyard built from the mountain rocks of Mount Yujing. As Wang Lin left the courtyard, he did not break through space and flew away. He remained like a normal person and walked in the mountains.
His ferocious Great Satanic Avatar retracted his aura too at this point and seemed to be similar to Wang Lin’s actual appearance.
Wang Lin walked all the way up to the top of the mountain and saw that there was a formation set up over there. The formation flashed with white radiance.
In the center of the formation, a charming yet gentle lady in purple sat cross-legged over there. Her eyes were shut too. She was the Successive Disciple of Wang Lin, Li Xingfei.
Wang Lin came before her and sized her up before saying, “The one year period is reaching. Are you ready?”
Li Xingfei shut her eyes and looked at Wang Lin. She did not stand up to greet him, not because she did not want to, but because her entire person had already combined with the formation. If she moved, everything would be wasted.
“I am ready.” Li Xingfei said in a low voice, before she shut her eyes again.
Wang Lin tapped lightly with his finger and the flashing white formation turned even faster. The white light turned to black gas gradually, engulfing Li Xingfei.
Besides Wang Lin and Li Xingfei, no one knew what Li Xingfei was going to face. As black gas revolved, only Wang Lin’s voice could be heard, “For you to form the Aurous Core and overcome the barriers of life and death, it shows your courage. The previous few times, you fell in the last stage. But I hope you will make it this time.”
No sound resonated from the formation, and only black gas were rumbling continuously.
Rings and rings of light belts then expanded out in all directions. But as Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar gripped his palm, the black light was covered and was unable to expand any further.
He remained calm and looked at the black gas in front without revealing any emotions.
A few streaks of mana projections landed beside him. They were Xiao Yan and the rest. As he saw the formation in front of him, Xiao Yan asked, “Which attempt is this?”
Wang Lin replied, “Including the time when we entered the Void Battleground, this will be the sixth attempt. There have been three tries recently and there’s one try every year in the Greater World.”
Zhu Yi said gradually, “Her personality is calm and she is a very logical person. She is also sufficiently resilient and can hold her ground. Although she’s a girl, she is not inferior to a guy.”
“Her achievements won’t stop here, or at least she won’t be inferior to Ying Luozha or Xu Yunsheng. The only thing that’s probably restricting her is a sense of sharpness. She may be motivated and is good in choosing the best path for herself. But sometimes, being too logical may be a form of restriction.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head, “On the path to cultivation, it’s not good to be reckless. But this does not mean that remaining patient will always lead to the path of success. While being slow and steady is important, some barriers require determination, willpower, wisdom and also some courage.”
He looked at the rumbling black gas in the formation, “This is not just suitable for normal cultivation. Even for socializing on the outside, the same rule applies.”
“During the Spiritual Conference of Kunlun Mountains, she was ambushed by Yang Likun. While she reacted well, she was still gravely hurt. A precarious environment is one thing. But acting decisively and quickly is also important.”
“At many times, there’s only a thin line between life and death.”
“Third Junior arranged this for her because she may meet with similar situations in the future and this is something that she has to be wary of.”
Shi Tianhao turned to Wang Lin, “Third Senior, if she can pass this practice and build up on her weakness, thereby improving herself, she will be your First Disciple?”
Wang Lin replied, “That’s right.”
Shi Tianhao pursed his lips, “This First Disciple position of yours has been empty for years.”
“I rather that it be empty than I choose the wrong person.” Wang Lin answered, “Tian Quan fits the requirements, but her condition is special. Among the second-generation disciples, I think the most outstanding is Tian Chi, but she can do better.”
Xiao Yan placed his hands behind his head and said in a relaxed tone, “Regarding her parents, do we have to tell her face to face? This may leave her more frustrated. With her character, she will be in a dilemma.”
“No matter how aloof one is, she will still have feelings. She is a very filial person, thus this won’t be easy for her, even when compared against the obstacle she’s facing now. I don’t think it’s necessary to make her go through this torment.”
“As long as we can confirm that she is unaware of this, she will be a disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, one with good performance, loyalty and contributes greatly to the sect. For such a disciple, we should protect her.”
Zhu Yi said, “This concerns her parents, and the truth is not concealed from her parents either. In this way, she will have to face it eventually. Let her make her decision.”
Xiao Yan thought for a while before answering, “You are not wrong.”
He turned to look at Wang Lin, “What about your opinion?”
Wang Lin was very calm and said, “I believe that she can handle it well. I won’t be wrong.”
“It’s too late even if you are wrong. Although it is only before the Aurous Core is formed that the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams is cultivated, it is still something that is passed down generations after generations.” Wang Lin was obviously joking, “If we are sold out to the Great Void Sect, we can’t do anything either.”
As Wang Lin and Zhu Yi heard him, they laughed. If Wang Lin was wrong, it wouldn’t be too late. As the Celestial Sect of Wonders developed till now, it was slowly being developed in all areas. Whether it was in terms of infrastructure, resources or other things, the Celestial Sect of Wonders was well-equipped.
While they might not seem eye-catching, it was the accumulation of the powers of the sect that was the true strength of the sect. It was also the foundation they could base their progress in the future.
Zhu Yi pondered for a while before saying, “Maybe, we don’t have to put Tian Chi in a difficult spot…”
As they heard his words, Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao turned their attention over, “Are you saying…”
Zhu Yi did not even finish speaking, but the rest knew what he meant already. Xiao Yan said, “But we can’t confirm in terms of time. We may have to wait very long.”
Wang Lin then said, “It may not be long too.”
“That’s right.” Xiao Yan laughed as he heard this. Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao both chuckled too, “Then let’s wait then.”
Shi Tianhao took a look at the formation, “It’s about to end.”
The black gas around the formation reached the peak gradually. This black gas did not seem frightening nor deadly.
It was not just pure darkness or terror. There was no accumulation of Yin energy or any ghostly presence around.
It was silent, as if it was just pure black gas. But there was a sense of portent.
Wang Lin looked at the black gas in front quietly. As the black gas rose to the top, he nodded his head and said, “It’s a success.”
As he just finished speaking, the black gas started to fall apart quickly. Whereas a gentle white light rose from within.
The white light became brighter and brighter. At the end, it was unleashed fully and covered the top of the mountain fully. In the center of the white light, Li Xingfei sat cross-legged and clasped her palms together. No sense of aura was revealed from her body, but she seemed to have undergone a total transformation.
Li Xingfei opened her eyes and looked at Wang Lin in front of her. She seemed very agitated.
After so many failed attempts, she finally made it today. Even though she was normally very calm, she was very excited now.
But Li Xingfei calmed down very soon and bowed towards Wang Lin. After that, she greeted Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao.
Xiao Yan and the others nodded their heads and their mana projections disappeared. Only Wang Lin’s Great Satanic Avatar remained. He looked at Li Xingfei and said, “Well done.”
Li Xingfei was very accustomed to her Master’s style after many years under him. Even in the face of surprising things, he remained indifferent.
However, Li Xingfei knew that Wang Lin was very pleased with her success. After she came under Wang Lin, the number of times he said “Well done” to her was probably a few only.
Wang Lin said, “There’s two things I need you to know. Firstly, from today onwards, you will be the First Disciple among the second-generation disciples in the Forest Abode.”
As Li Xingfei heard him, she was jolted.
Among the eight different lines in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, all of them had already established their First Disciples except for the Forest Abode.
Wang Lin’s Forest Abode remained silent about who the First Disciple would be.
Among all the disciples in the Forest Abode, there were outstanding ones, which included Dao Yuting and Li Xingfei.
As time passed, everyone understood that Dao Yuting had no intention of being the First Disciple. She was focused on her own cultivation and had no interest in interacting with others. Thus, everyone guessed that the First Disciple position more or less belonged to Li Xingfei.
Li Xingfei was originally the earliest Successive Disciple in the Forest Abode. Her performance had been outstanding all the while too. Although she was slightly inferior to Tang Jun, Zhou Yuncong, Yang Tie and Huang Zhenting, she was still brilliant.
But the final result left everyone shocked. Wang Lin rather leave the spot empty then confirm Li Xingfei’s position as the First Disciple of the Forest Abode.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was very peaceful internally, but for those who received news in the outside world, they had many guesses. They believed that Li Xingfei incurred the wrath of Wang Lin. There were those who picked on Li Xingfei, while there were also those who picked on Wang Lin too.
As many of them were afraid of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and Wang Lin’s might, they only discussed things in secret. But there were some schools of thoughts that became very popular too.
Li Xingfei knew very well that if she passed Wang Lin’s test, then it was highly likely that she would take over the position as the Fist Disciple. Of course, her time and chances were limitless.
With regards to her own Master, Li Xingfei understood quite a bit about him. She knew that he won’t set a test for her that she was destined not to pass for the sake of doing so.
The previous failures allowed Li Xingfei to realize that they were all because of her. Thus, she kept on pushing herself to overcome the problem. Now that she succeeded, she would be able to reap the fruits of her labor.