Chapter 13: The Fallen Genius
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_, Yuui
The gears in Lin Feng’s mind started to turn rapidly, “The person Xiao Budian met is most likely just a small fry. Should I go back to find him and directly eliminate him to prevent future trouble?”
After some deliberation, Lin Feng gave up on that idea. Lin Feng didn’t know whether the red-robed youth was moving alone or if he had some companions nearby. In the end, Lin Feng decided against taking the risk.
Lin Feng gave Xiao Budian’s forehead a light tap, “Little brat, do you still dare to run around from now on?” Xiao Budian scratched his head in embarrassment and laughed.
Beyond the mountains was a flat stretch of land. Lin Feng and Xiao Budian were able to quickly arrive at Wu Zhou City.
Walking on the streets of Wu Zhou City and looking at the endless stream of people, Lin Feng’s face revealed a smile. Arriving at this world for almost three months he had been in the mountains the entire time, it had been a long time since he’s seen such a lively scenery.
Three months… Lin Feng sighed, one quarter of the quest time had already passed and he had also only completed one quarter of the quest. There was still a long way to go.
Lin Feng pulled himself together and started asking around for the Xiao family’s location.
Even though Wu Zhou City was located at the south-eastern frontier of the Great Qin Dynasty it was an important commercial city of South-Eastern Qin. This place was close to the Boundless Mountains, the valuable medicines and animal skins, animal bones and other goods in the mountain were all distributed in Wu Zhou City and then sold across the country of Great Qin.
The Xiao family that Xiao Yan was from could also be considered a big power in Wu Zhou City, they controlled over one third of the the medicine trade in Wu Zhou.
Of course, a local power like the Xiao family could not be compared to a giant like the Sword of Radiance Sect. After Xiao Yan transformed from a prodigy to trash it was also no wonder that Murong Yanran would come break off the engagement with the support of the sect.
The main thing that Lin Feng asked about was if anything big had happened to the Xiao family recently and if any outsiders came to the Xiao family.
When he heard that Murong Yanran and co. still hadn’t visited, Lin Feng relaxed his nerves and knew that he didn’t arrive late.
Ye Ge fought with the old peach tree and was injured by it. It looked like his injury was not light and would require a long time to recuperate from. Murong Yanran most likely needed to wait for Ye Ge’s injury to recover almost fully before coming to Wu Zhou to end the engagement.
Right now Lin Feng was a bit hesitant. What if Ye Ge recuperates for half a year or a year, do I wait for the whole time in Wu Zhou City like an idiot?
First let’s find a chance to see Xiao Yan in person and use the talent probe on him.
In Wu Zhou City, Xiao Yan was considered a celebrity.
He started cultivating at age 8, reached Qi Disciple level 5 one year later, achieved Qi Disciple great perfection at age 12. Not only was this kind of cultivating speed was unprecedented in the history of the Xiao family and Wu Zhou City. Even in the entire Great Qin Dynasty he was well known.
The Xiao family might be a family of cultivators, but it was just a local power of Wu Zhou City. The tao technique he practised was just of third-rate level and Xiao Yan was able to have such astonishing accomplishments, if he practised a superior tao technique then his accomplishments would be limitless.
Rumours said that Xiao Yan’s reputation even caught the attention of one of the three great holy lands, the Void Temple, and they prepared to send someone to test him and bring him back to join the sect.
The youth, Xiao Yan, was confident and had a very promising future. Soon he would turn 13 years of age and achieve the Foundation Establishment stage that countless cultivators might not even be able to attain in their lifetime. On top of that, becoming a disciple of a holy land, writing his own story of legend.
Such a high and vigorous spirit! Such radiance!
But in the year that Xiao Yan was 12 years old, his situation took a sharp turn for the worse.
All of the mana of Xiao Yan, who had already unlocked the 12 levels and was at the peak of the Qi Disciple stage, suddenly vanished within a day. The nerve points that were originally already opened also resealed themselves one after another.
His Qi Disciple great perfection level bizarrely fell back to Qi Disciple level 1, Xiao Yan instantly plummeted from his position in the clouds to the ground.
The Void Temple that was rumored to come and observe him did not move; the sounds of praise beside him turned into sighs and even malicious ridicule.
All of the people of Wu Zhou City gazed upon him with pity, watching the former prodigy fall from the sky.
After Xiao Budian heard of Xiao Yan’s plight he also had a gloomy face, “He also doesn’t have it easy.”
“Yeah, yeah.” Lin Feng echoed indifferently, but his heart was burning with passion.
Holy sh*t, this is definitely a person chosen by the heavens, a main character!
Even by thinking with your knees, one could imagine that there was definitely a secret to Xiao Yan’s suddenly transformation from prodigy to trash.
As the saying goes, first suppress, then develop. Without extreme suppression how could there be an extreme result?
Furthermore, Murong Yanran’s visit to humiliate him and break off the engagement was the critical point of the explosion. Once the marriage was annulled Xiao Yan’s situation should improve, placing him on the golden path of becoming a beast and conquering countless virgin girls.
Lin Feng calculated in his heart, “There is definitely some kind of reason behind Xiao Yan transforming from a prodigy to trash. This thing is probably the cheat that Xiao Yan will use to rise up in the future, in other words… It is my competitor. ”
Since Murong Yanran and co. still had not arrived, Lin Feng still had time to calmly make appropriate arrangements. After first finding a place to stay in the city and settling down, Xiao Budian and Lin Feng went to the nearby Xiao family mansion.
Hanging around for a couple of days, he neither saw Xiao Yan and nor the arrival of Murong Yanran. Lin Feng could not help but become anxious.
Lin Feng considered directly visiting the Xiao Family and acting like an actual tao master, taking in Xiao Yan and not waiting for Murong Yanran to break off the engagement.
But this would cause many problems.
One way to put it would be that without the marriage annulment there might not be a turning point in Xiao Yan’s fate.
In reality, without the marriage annulment, Xiao Yan’s desire for strength would not be as great. His self-esteem would not be hurt. He would also not be angered by the humiliation of having his arranged marriage annulled.
Unlike Xiao Budian, Xiao Yan was already a 15 years old teen and could judge issues for himself. If Lin Feng did not wait for him to be provoked after the marriage annulment and lose his cool, he probably would not be that easy to fool.
After pondering over the matter, Lin Feng decided that it would be better for him to quietly wait for Murong Yanran to visit before making his move.
While deep in thought, the system’s notification sound suddenly rang in his head, “Discovered target, suitable to become host’s disciple.”
Lin Feng was dazed for an instant, “Holy sh*t!” He hurriedly lifted his head, seeing a black-clothed teen walk out from the Xiao family mansion.
When the black-clothed youth came out onto the street, everyone outside of the mansion became silent for an instant. Everyone’s gaze flashed past the black-clothed teen and sounds of whispering rose, they were clearly all talking about the black-clothed teen.
The teen was handsome, his face expressionless. Seeing the reactions of the people on the street, the corners of his lips revealed a smile of slight mockery, his feet proceeding forward without stopping.
Lin Feng’s gaze was focused on the black-clothed teen’s body the entire time, the system notification sound rang in Lin Feng’s head non-stop.
“Talent system has finished analysing, target number two’s data is as follows.”
“Bone Root → 8; Comprehension → 9; Will → 9; Luck → 8.”
“Conclusion: Target’s talent in extremely high, recommended to take him in as a disciple and carefully guide him, he will definitely become a pillar of the sect.”
Lin Feng took in a deep breath, his face revealing a warm and sunny smile, “Number Two!”
His eyes started to search Xiao Yan’s body. Is there some kind of cheat item? To carry it conveniently, it is most likely a ring, bracelet, necklace or something like that…
His hands, nothing.
His neck, hmmm, there was a string. On the string there were two rings, one jet black and the other very unassuming.
Lin Feng scratched his nose and smiled, “There is indeed a ring, and there’s even two. I bet that inside there definitely lives an old grand… pa…”
Wait a sec, something doesn’t seem right…
The heck, what kind of situation is this.
Lin Feng’s eyes were a bit dazed, his gaze blankly hovering at the two rings in front of Xiao Yan’s chest swinging and hitting together, releasing a low, crisp clink.