Chapter 236: Are You Ready?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“My Lord, who do you think is the best?”
After hearing Miao Shihao’s question, Lin Feng grinned, “I shall not hide it from the both of you. This question is not suitable to be answered at this point in time. I also hope that they will give me a surprise.”
Kang Nanhua and Miao Shihao looked at each other, as Miao Shihao laughed secretly, “My Lord, you do not know too?”
“Because there is a huge change coming.” Lin Feng answered, “This change is Wang Lin.”
Kang Nanhua and Miao Shihao revealed a thoughtful expression.
They might not possess a Talent Analysis Device like Lin Feng, which could accurately tell the four
statistics of the potential of Lin Feng’s disciples, but with their current cultivation and time spent with Xiao Yan, they could tell Wang Lin was different from the rest.
Lin Feng continued, “The suspense lies in when Wang Lin can form the elixir.”
“Let us say that if Wang Lin can form the elixir before the rest has promoted to the Aurous Core Stage, then I think Wang Lin has the highest potential to form his soul.” Lin Feng drew a light circle in space. “If Zhu Yi promotes to the Aurous Core Stage before Wang Lin forms the elixir, then I agree with Nanhua’s point that Zhu Yi may be the fastest to form his soul.”
The figure of the light circle floated about, revealing an image from the medicine valley. There were two human figures in it, both Wang Lin and Yang Qing.
Yang Qing picked up a spiritual herb that Tuntun had crushed and sighed, revealing a sorrowful expression.
In front of Tuntun, he literally had no retaliatory powers. He needed to use all the Grand Moon Primordial Water within him to protect himself, much less talked about fighting Tuntun.
But the unleashing of the entire Grand Moon Primordial Water was not something that he could control. If the Primordial Water escapes, the result would similarly be unpredictable.
Wang Lin looked at Yang Qing, saying, “Understanding one’s own shortcomings should only lead to greater efforts at cultivating. Whining about it will not help and develops an attitude of reliance on others, which will not help too.”
Yang Qing cautiously said, “I feel that no matter how hard I try, I will still be unable to catch up with everyone, including our smallest Junior. Haiz, when he calls me Senior, I will get frantic and cannot wait to find a hole to hide myself in.”
Wang Lin got up and climbed onto the Feilian and flew far away. His voice resonated in space, “If you have this kind of mentality, you will never be able to catch up.”
Yang Qing looked at the medicine farm in front of him and was stunned. After a while, he slapped his cheek hard, “Get your spirits up. The enemy who ruined the Cloud Water Cave are more savage than that Taotie. If I am like that, how can I avenge the rest?”
“Master accepted me as a disciple, but if I remain so downbeat, am I not letting him down? No, I cannot make him lose his face.”
Lin Feng and two others looked at the feed in the light circle, which made Miao Shihao laughed, “Although he is a little soft in his personality, he knows what is good for him. It is just that in the future…”
On the other hand, Kang Nanhua creased his brows and twisted his head to look at Lin Feng, “My Lord, given Yang Qing’s personality, he is a little similar to Hongyan. But as comrade Miao has said, his personality is too gentle. In the long run, this may not be ideal.”
Kang Nanhua’s words seem to be a little illogical. He categorized both Yang Qing and Yue Hongyan together, even though Yang Qing was more gentle and humble, while Yue Hongyan was more tough and generous.
But Lin Feng understood his words instantaneously and nodded his head in deep thought.
Kang Nanhua did not refer to the way both Yang Qing and Yue Hongyan’s did things when he said that they were similar. He was saying that they both lacked initiative.
Their hard work, determination, and drive were all for the sake of others.
Yang Qing’s perseverance, ever since he fought the Taotie, was different from that of Wang Lin. Wang Lin was unwavering as his motive was to become stronger.
Whereas for Yang Qing, he did all that not to let Lin Feng down. To put it more accurately, as Lin Feng’s disciple, he did not want others to say that he threw Lin Feng’s face and did not want others to point fingers claiming that Lin Feng accepted disciples recklessly.
He wanted to get stronger so as to avenge his Cloud Water Cave Sect and repay Lin Feng for saving him.
But Yang Qing’s main purpose in making himself stronger was not convincing enough.
Yue Hongyan appeared fearless, but in terms of the cultivation ideals, she was similar to Yang Qing. Yue Hongyan was urgent to become stronger, because she inherited the remains of her deceased senior, Yue Hongfeng, due to the rivalry between the Arctic State and the Great Zhou Empire.
It was Yue Hongfeng’s beliefs that always led her forward. After the Covenant of Liefeng was destroyed by Zhang Lie, Yue Hongyan’s forward-looking outlook became a search for revenge against Zhang Lie.
Lin Feng and Kang Nanhua were certain that if the Great Zhou Empire and Zhang Lie disappeared overnight, then Yue Hongyan would lose her purpose and not know what to do in the future.
It was just that Yue Hongyan was tough and she had a strong will. Even if she lost her goal, she would just follow her habits and continue moving forward.
Whereas for Yang Qing, after losing his motivation from the outside world, he might entirely lose his motivation for the future. He lacked a thirst for personal improvement, thus maybe if he
returned to the fields in the wild and became a free person, he might feel more at home.
Lin Feng said, “Yang Qing’s potential is unlimited.”
That was the truth, but it was not convenient for him to reveal to Kang Nanhua and Miao Shihao in detail.
Since he accepted Yang Qing as his disciple from the first day, Lin Feng was already very curious.
It was due to Yang Qing’s Innate Ability, which was 9 points. How did that come about?
Xiao Bu Dian’s Innate Ability was 10 points. It was his natural foundation, the Natural Supreme Spiritual Altar.
Xiao Zhen Er’s Innate Ability was 9 points, but it could be told that she was special. Her Innate Ability was so high, such that it could be possible that she had inherited some of it through her blood line.
Yang Qing’s Innate Ability was also 9 points. As of now, he was the one with the highest value among those who were analyzed by Lin Feng, only below Xiao Bu Dian.
What did he have that warranted such a high Innate Ability?
After he came under Lin Feng, Lin Feng also investigated it secretly, but he did not have any findings. This made Lin Feng curious.
Kang Nanhua and Miao Shihua misunderstood Lin Feng. Miao Shihao laughed, “If Yang Qing’s determination was a little stronger, his future could be very bright.”
Lin Feng was expressionless, but he was laughing bitterly internally.
The system showed that Yang Qing’s determination was only 5 points. It was the statistic for his innate potential and not the statistic for his current attributes.
In other words, the system was bent on putting Yang Qing’s determination at a maximum of 5 points.
This was unless there was a huge external factor that interfered with it.
Like that brainless fool who opened his harem and wasted his fortune, Hong Ye.
If one was allowed to develop normally, the statistic given by the system was the upper limit.
To increase Yang Qing’s determination, there had to be a painful change that altered his determination greatly.
Before Lin Feng’s skepticism of the ability to change one’s determination overnight was even mentioned, if we were to assume that such a thing was to happen, given Yang Qing’s fragile determination, it was more likely to put him down and led to his emotional destruction.
The destruction of the Cloud Water Cave was an opportunity, but the continuous interference of the Aeolus Sect and Lin Feng let the opportunity slipped.
Without the Aeolus Sect and Lin Feng’s interference, Yang Qing’s character could have a big change and he could walk up a path of solitude. But he could also be unable to handle such a setback, the mental breakdown and his willpower would be entirely gone.
The Aeolus Sect’s pursuit of him and Lin Feng’s appearance as his savior gave Yang Qing one more choice in the three crossroads of life.
Lin Feng had also often thought about it, if the Aeolus Sect and himself did not appear, which road would Yang Qing actually take?
“Although I am very excited to see you get stronger, I fear that that may incur a huge price, one that you cannot bear.” Lin Feng sighed in his heart, “After all, you do not seem as opinionated as
Xiao Yan and the rest. In the face of danger, life and death cannot be predicted easily.”
Lin Feng used his mind to cause a change in the light circle, reconverting it back to the figure of
Wang Lin. He saw that Wang Lin was still seated on top of the Feilian and had not returned to his cave. But he had already started cultivating as he would not let go of any second.
Kang Nanhua and Miao Shihao looked at each other and nodded concurrently, “Wang Lin’s Intelligence is shocking. Once he successfully forms the elixir, his reliance on his Innate Ability for his cultivation will drop significantly, while putting more focus on his Intelligence. With his determination, he will progress significantly then.”
Lin Feng laughed and waved his hand. The light circle disappeared and he descended from space, appearing in front of Xiao Yan and the rest.
Lin Feng was sneering at Tuntun when that happened, “I almost forgot, if I am not wrong, when I was first trapped in the ring, the Taotie that sucked all my mana was you, am I right?”
Tuntun twitched his mouth, “How dare you even mention it, with that little bit of mana, coupled with its poor quality, it is still unable to even fill the gaps in my teeth.”
Xiao Yan mocked in anger, “Hey, you are still quite picky. Now I can let you eat as much as you want in one shot, but I am not sure if you have the guts?”
Tuntun wanted to rebut immediately, but he remembered Xiao Yan’s infusion of the two Primordial Fires and its frightening powers, which made him back away. He muttered, “Hold it for me, I will eat it when I form the demon soul.”
“Big senior, calm down, calm down.” Xiao Bu Dian quickly blocked off Xiao Yan, who was filled with killing intent. “I am still waiting for her to bring me somewhere nice to eat.”
Xiao Bu Dian followed saying after a while, “Furthermore, killing her has no point. Her meat is not delicious.”
Tuntun, who was initially grateful towards Xiao Bu Dian, twitched his mouth and twisted his face,
“They are no good things!”
Lin Feng also shook his face and laugh, coming beside Tuntun. He extended his head to grab her small head and directly pushed her to bow towards Xiao Yan in a 90 degrees’ angle, “I will give you a chance to say again, what should you say now?”
“A good Taotie will not fight when the odds are against it.” Tuntun resisted Lin Feng, twisting her mouth, “Sorry, I was wrong in the beginning. I apologize to you now, please forgive me.”
Lin Feng laughed, “What else?”
Tuntun rolled her eyes, “In the future, if you need my help, please instruct me. I will make amends for my past mistakes.”
Xiao Yan recalled that Lin Feng said that Tuntun was his spiritual pet and saw that Tuntun apologized under his command, which made him feel much more appeased. Looking at Tuntun snorting, he said, “Forget it, if you do not cause any more trouble for me, I can thank Heaven already.”
Tuntun made a funny face at him.
Lin Feng slapped her head and turned his head to look at Xiao Yan, suddenly asking, “Are you ready?”
The rest were unsure of what Lin Feng was referring to, but Xiao Yan understood immediately. He held his smile and seriously bow towards Lin Feng, “Greetings my Master, your disciple is ready!”