Chapter 1039: Listening by One Side
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Li Xingfei understood in her heart that the test Wang Lin set for her was not going to be simple. Besides targeting the problem that she always had, it also formed another test unwittingly.
In the face of doubts of others, she maintained her state of mind and stability, continuing to pursue her goals without backing down. This was no small feat.
Not being confirmed as the First Disciple all this while also formed psychological pressure for her, which also affected the test that Wang Lin set for her.
Especially since she had failed so many times, this pressure just kept on growing and growing. Overcoming it would have to depend on herself.
However, all the hard work that she had put in was not wasted now. She was finally able to reap the rewards of her labor.
“Keep all these things well.” Wang Lin pointed and a few streaks of flowing light appeared before Li Xingfei.
Li Xingfei looked over and saw four things floating in space. They revealed strong vibrations of mana, which were particularly strong in three of them. They were all Nascent Soul Stage magic items.
One of them was an Aurous Core Stage magic item, which was a sword. It was no longer than one feet and was not as sharp as most swords. But it revealed a sense of flexibility and flashed with red light.
“Crimson Scarf Sword…” As she looked at this sword, Li Xingfei had a strong feeling.
This sword was passed down in the Forest Abode and was not one that was cultivated from any art of swordplay. This sword allowed the cultivator to unleash his or her spells more rapidly, while also increasing the might of the spells unleashed. It possessed a supplementary effect and did not have any true offensive power on its own.
As an Aurous Core Stage magic item, it could not attack on its own and was only purely for supplementary purposes. This supplementary effect that it brought was immense though.
Under normal conditions, this magic item would be held by the First Disciple of the Forest Abode. If the disciple was conferred the position of First Disciple during the Foundation Establishment Stage, then the disciple would receive this Aurous Core Stage magic item during the Foundation Establishment Stge.
As it was passed down, it was passed from a preceding First Disciple to the succeeding First Disciple.
This was a tradition of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Not only the Forest Abode, this was also something that existed in the other abodes.
Wang Lin, Xiao Yan and the rest cultivated the items that Lin Feng gave to them when they were of lower cultivations to make them items to be passed down from generations to generations.
When Wang Lin was only in the Foundation Establishment Stage and Aurous Core Stage, the magic items that Lin Feng gave to him, which were the Dual Polarity Circle and Cloud Elephant Seal, had been completely destroyed in the Void Battleground.
That’s why Wang Lin went to ask Lin Feng for two more magic items, one in the Nascent Soul Sage and one in the Aurous Core Stage.
To Wang Lin then, cultivating a Nascent Soul Stage or Aurous Core Stage magic item was within his means, but he still asked Lin Feng for them.
Just from this, Li Xingfei could tell that the importance of the magic items that Wang Lin was going to passed down.
And one of them was the Crimson Scarf Sword.
To Li Xingfei right now, it was still suitable to be used. But compared to Huang Zhengting who got the Tiger Soul Golden Plate at the Advanced Foundation Establishment Stage, Tang Jun who got the Black Cloud Flag during the Intermediate Foundation Establishment and other First Disciples, Li Xingfei obtained this Crimson Scarf Sword late.
But Li Xingfei had all this in mind, “It’s not too late to receive this now. I will use this well and pass this on to the next generation First Disciple in the future.”
She turned to look at the other side, at a spiritual stone that was no bigger than a fist and was pale-white in color. The surface of the spiritual stone revolved with streaks and streaks of black ropes that intersected with one another.
Li Xingfei sized it up carefully and saw that the surface of the stone appeared with many red incantations.
“This is the Rope Curse Stone?” Li Xingfei guessed. Although she had not seen it before, she had heard Wang Lin mentioning it before.
The Rope Curse Stone was given by Lin Feng to be used as a Nascent Soul Stage magic item to be passed down.
When Lin Feng gave magic items to his Immediate Disciples in the past, he pondered over them carefully before giving them out. He wanted it to fit the actual condition of disciples, to achieve the best effect.
Now that he gave the Rope Curse Stone, it was naturally not for the use of Wang Lin. He consider what would be the traits of Wang Lin’s successor or what kind of disciples he would nurture.
While Lin Feng did not train the junior disciples, he roughly knew their conditions.
Wang Lin’s Successive Disciples in the Forest Abode followed his style, meaning that they were purely into cultivating spells and mantras.
Even if there were disciples that cultivated their flesh, they were only for supplementary purposes. They were not like Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao or Yue Hongyan who had disciples that specialized in different physical martial arts mantras.
With this, what kind of situation would the Forest Abode disciples detest to meet?
Opponents like the Jade Dragon and Peacock tribe that contained restrictive spells and the Heavens Gate that contained spells that could reverse the effects of a spell.
Lu Yuan’s Ten Thousand Mirror Appearances and the Demonic Shadow Sect’s Dark Shadow Ancient Mirror followed the same logic.
In light of this, Lin Feng decided to give Wang Lin the Rope Curse Stone as the Nascent Soul Stage magic item.
This stone could restrict the powers and spells of others and break them. And in the face of restrictive spells of others that aimed to restrict the Celestial Sect’s spells, the Rope Curse Stone could reverse it and change defeat to victory.
Of course, while the Rope Curse Stone had some devastating effects, it was still limited. It would depend on the cultivator to unleash the powers of the stone effectively.
Wang Lin looked at Li Xingfei and he thought of something. Following that, the Rope Curse Stone and Crimson Scarf Sword landed in Li Xingfei’s hands, “From the looks of it, you seem to know it already? Not bad, these are the magic items that will be passed down in the Forest Abode. Since you are the First Disciple of the Forest Abode, I will pass to you now. You will then pass this on to the third generation in the future.”
“The Crimson Scarf Sword is for the Foundation Establishment Stage while the Rope Curse Stone is for the Aurous Core Stge.”
Li Xingfei received the items over and nodded her head. Wang Lin pointed and the other two Nascent Soul Stage magic items landed in Li Xingfei’s hands.
“These two pieces of magic items are given specially to you since you are the First Disciple of the Forest Abode. They will increase your powers and make it more convenient for you to travel outside.”
Li Xingfei looked at both pieces of magic items. They both belonged to her now. She did not have to pass it down to anyone else. New magic items would be catered for the future generations.
Of course, if she reached the Nascent Soul Stage, she might even play a part in making the new magic items.
If she wanted to pass them down to her First Disciple in the future, she could do so to. It was up to her.
The two Nascent Soul Stage magic items that appeared in Li Xingfei’s hands were a yellow robe and a pair of circular rings.
These two magic items were made by Wang Lin himself. The name of the robe was called the Yellow Springs Robe. It could receive the River Styx Primordial Water and it could be used both offensively and defensively.
In the most urgent of times, this robe could be worn and the wearer would be converted to the River Styx Undying Body in a short span of time. This would provide an extremely powerful defensive effect. In a battle, it was a potential trump card to. But after one use, it would take time to restore to its full powers.
And the pair of circular rings were only as huge as a palm. One of them was black and the other was white. The black ring was carved with the sculptures of demons, while the white ring was sculpted with countless images of the Heavens. As both rings combined, they could inspire the two extremes of life and death.
The black ring controlled death and could be used to hurt the enemy. It was extremely powerful. If the enemy could not defend in time, he would be stained with deathly gas and would face with an ominous ending.
The white ring controlled life, which was useful toward one’s cultivation. If the cultivator was injured, this white ring could help in recovery.
This pair of black and white ring were called the Life and Death Rings, and they were also created by Wang Lin personally.
Li Xingfei kept all four magic items and thanked Wang Lin. She was now in the Advanced Aurous Core Stage and her battling powers were extraordinary too. With these magic items, her powers grew further.
Wang Lin shook his head, “This is the result of your hard work. You are stable and calm. If you don’t panic, I have nothing to say either.”
“But you must remember what you learn today. Use it as a guide and you must always reflect on yourself.”
Li Xingfei replied hurriedly, “I will remember your advice, Master. I will also keep in mind what I have learnt today.”
Wang Lin said, “Very well, now let’s talk about the second thing.”
Li Xingfei nodded her head, “Master, please continue.”
“I will follow your few elder uncles out to analyze some mantras. Listen by the side. It will be useful to you.” After Wang Lin spoke, Li Xingfei was both happy and frightened, “Master, your interaction with the elder uncles will be too high level for me. I am scared that I can’t understand.”
She was naturally happy. With Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and the rest’s current cultivation, just a few words from them would be useful to her cultivation.
Rather than just training, it was more of a beneficial experience for her. But the prerequisite was that she could understand. Since Wang Lin told her to listen by one side, this meant that she could not pose questions. Wang Lin would not explain specifically either. How much she could absorb would depend on her.
Wang Lin said, “They are not our mantras, but the mantras of the other sects. We are trying to deduce them.”
Li Xingfei was curious, “Are they the Buddhist scriptures from the Tripitaka Block as well as the mantras of the Heaven’s Gate, Hall of the Dead and Samsara Sect?”
“They will be included. Besides, we are also going to try to deduce mantras that we have no records of.” Wang Lin said, “Say the Mantra of the Great Oblivion of the Great Void Sect and many others.”
Li Xingfei nodded her head, “I will do my best.”
Wang Lin brought her down the mountain and returned to the Forest Abode. As they walked, he said, “Besides you, there will be others. After listening finish, all of you can also try to use the mantras of our sect as a foundation to figure out the mantras of the other sects. It will be useful.”
“But your own cultivation is more important. Thus, you can only listen in occasionally.”
Li Xingfei’s current cultivation, and even that of Yue Hongyan, were still not suitable to deduce the mantras of other sects on a large-scale like how Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were going to do.
However, since their foundations were quite solid, they could further their knowledge and get exposed to newer things.
Li Xingfei replied, “I understand, please rest assure, Master.”
Wang Lin nodded his head before saying, “From today, you can start picking your First Disciple from the third-generation disciples.”