Chapter 258: Your Master Looked Favorably Upon You
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng stood on Jieyu’s back, looking indescribably charming and at ease as the wind blew against him.
However, Tuntun and Yue Hongyan, who were standing behind him, looked at him with fear in their eyes.
Lin Feng placed his left hand behind him; his right hand was supporting a purple ball of roughly one foot in diameter. The purple ball hovered above his right palm in mid-air and bobbed up and down to the changes in the air current.
That was the Celestial Small World created by Lin Feng’s magic powers. In that independent world, violent squall and lightning were constantly wreaking havoc and destruction as though it were doomsday.
Suddenly, something seemed to want to break out of the Celestial Small Worlds. A powerful force was striking the inner surface of the purple ball.
Lin Feng laughed, “You silly little child, that Void Lightning Tribulations possessed the ability to break through different spaces and dimensions. In order to not let the lightning escape, I have added some special changes to the Celestial Small Worlds.”
“The lightning could not transcend space and dimension to leave the bubble, naturally you can’t use Green Bronze Ding (Crucible) of Emptiness to escape.”
From within the Celestial Small Worlds, Xiao Budian’s panicked voice could be heard, “Master, please let me out of this!”
Lin Feng replied in a slow, relaxed manner, “When you are left with your last breath, I will naturally release you. But you need not worry, with the Green Bronze Crucible of Emptiness, you won’t die.”
“However, I fervently hope that you can use your own powers to fend off the attacks by the squall and lightning. This will be very beneficial to the enhancement of your powers, and especially good for improving the strength of your muscles and the sturdiness of your physique. After braving through nine days of Nine Heavens Formless Squall and the Void Lightning Tribulations, your physical strength will be much stronger than before.”
Lin Feng laughed again, “Silly little boy, please work hard. I look favorably upon you and I have high hopes for you.”
“Master, do you really intend to toy with me until I die?” Xiao Budian, who was trapped within the Celestial Small Worlds, was wailing dolorously. However, shortly after, his voice was drowned by the howling noise of the squall and lightning.
Tuntun, who was sitting aside, could not help but swallow fearfully. She sat obediently on Jieyu’s back, afraid of acting rashly.
Yue Hongyan had always thought that her cultivation was already very arduous and demanding, and that she was very dedicated to her learning. However, now that she saw what Xiao Budian was going through, she thought otherwise.
Lin Feng completely ignored Xiao Budian’s cries of protest. He thought to him rather heartlessly, “To succeed you must persevere through sufferings and work hard for an extended period of time. My good disciple, I hope you will be enlightened.”
While controlling his powers to ensure the stability of the Celestial Small Worlds, Lin Feng entered the System.
Checking his Reputation Ratings, Lin Feng was deeply satisfied. This trip to Xingyun Peak was very worthwhile.
In the southeast region of the Great Qin Empire where Xingyun Peak was located, Lin Feng’s personal Reputation Ratings soared directly to 80. And this was in spite of the region being the Sword of Radiance Sect’s home ground where it had great influence over. Otherwise, Lin Feng’s personal Reputation Ratings would be even higher and comparable to that in his hometown, the northern Mount Kunlun region.
However, on the other hand, it could also be said that Lin Feng benefited from the Sword of Radiance Sect’s status. If it was not for the fact that the Sword of Radiance Sect was so influential, Lin Feng’s Reputation Ratings might not have risen so much.
What surprised Lin Feng even more was that the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ over Reputation Ratings also rose to 70 in the southern region of the Great Qin Empire. The rapid and stark rise of in the sect’s Reputation Ratings was surprising for the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Xiao Yan’s getting rid of Murong Yanran in an effortless manner was one of them; Xiao Budian’s convincing defeat of the Sword of Radiance Sect’s Biggest Disciple, Zhao Yan, was another; Xiao Yan’s earth-shattering strike after successfully merging two Primordial Flames, and thus embarrassing Prince Chong Yun, certainly also contributed to it.
With the combined impact of all three battles, it was no wonder the Reputation Ratings soared.
“It seems that, if I want to raise the overall Reputation Ratings of the sect, the impact on the Reputation Ratings would be greater if my disciples’ performance was impressive,” Lin Feng was hit by realization, “If I get the limelight, it will primarily raise my personal Reputation Ratings. And while the sect’s overall Reputation Ratings will increase, the increase will be less than the increase in his personal Reputation Ratings.”
Lin Feng checked the other regions and discovered that his personal Reputation Ratings, as well as the sect’s overall Reputation Ratings, registered growth at different magnitudes. Even at his hometown, the northern Mount Kunlun region, the sect’s overall Reputation Ratings increased from the initial 75 to 80.
This had to be attributed to Lin Feng’s high profile travelling and appearance with a dragon, which certainly created a hullabaloo to make everyone aware of it.
“It’s just that if I want to achieve a Reputation Ratings of greater than 80 worldwide for the sect, it’s still a long way to go,” Lin Feng contemplated while checking the Reputation Ratings System, “This time, the Arena Contest before the opening of the Ancient Huanghai World will be a good opportunity to boost our reputation and popularity.”
To Lin Feng, the value of the Arena Contest was much greater than that of entering the Ancient Huanghai World.
“With the good fortune that my disciples have, as soon as they enter the Ancient Huanghai World, they are definitely going to snitch everything, devour everything and take everything,” Lin Feng was not at all worried that his disciples would leave empty-handed after entering the Ancient Huanghai World.
It would be a joke if a bunch of talented individuals like themselves sought treasure at that place but returned home without anything.
Let us not mention that they would finish all the meat without leaving any bones behind. If they were willing to leave some soup for the rest, it would have been generous of them.
In fact, Lin Feng thought to himself, if these kids merely ate, snitched and took everything, and did not start a killing spree, Lin Feng would have been pleased.
“In the beginning stage of the accumulation of wealth, a little bit of killing would have been necessary,” Lin Feng continued thinking, “But now I want to shake off my past and move towards more legitimate dealings. For the sect to develop and prosper, we can’t afford to make enemies everywhere.”
Having the Mount Yujing’s natural advantage, Lin Feng was not afraid at all, not even if the entire world were his enemies. However, that would be too tiring, and his life would lack quality, and it would make it difficult for him to complete the System’s Quest.
Therefore, instead of thinking about entering the Ancient Huanghai world, Lin Feng was more preoccupied with how he could make his disciples trump with glory in the competitive Arena Contest. He wanted to boost his and his sect’s name and to prove those who did not look favorably upon them wrong, eventually raising the reputation of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Lin Feng kept travelling in the northwest direction, soon he would be returning to the Kunlun Mountains. He was not in a rush back – when it was time to train, he would train; when it was time to enjoy the scenery, he would enjoy the scenery. Anyway, simultaneously, he could train Xiao Budian.
“All hosts get a chance at the lottery each month. The lottery of the sixth month is now open, would you like to take part immediately?”
Life had been slow and relaxing. When the System’s Voice spoke into his ears, Lin Feng only realized then that it was already the sixth month.
Since the last System promotion, Lin Feng was now given a chance at the lottery every month. He was very pleased about it.
“Of course I would like to take part now,” Lin Feng entered the Lottery System without hesitation.
He first entered the Spin-A-Wheel page where he scanned the items available during this round of lottery. His sight fell on a magic sword.
Pure Yang Sword, an Aurous Core Magic Weapon.
Though, to be honest, at his current level of Cultivation, Lin Feng was no longer attracted to Aurous Core Magic Weapons anymore. He merely wanted it so that he could give it to his disciple.
However, this magic sword mattered more to Lin Feng, for the sole reason that this Pure Yang Sword was made with the Pure Yang Primordial Fire.
With the Pure Yang Sword in his possession, Lin Feng would then stand a chance of uncovering the mysteries of the Pure Yang Primordial Fire.
The Pure Yang Primordial Fire was one of the Seven Legendary Primordial Fires in the Heaven and Earth. It was known for being the ancestor of all fires, the origins, the earliest ancestor of the flames in the entire Grand Celestial World. It was considered the purest of all forms of flames and could merge with many other flames to subdue anything Ying or evil.
Lin Feng took a look at the number the Pure Yang Sword was labeled. He made some calculations in his heart and then started to spin the Wheel.
The Wheel spun at a great speed. Soon it had made three and a half turns and was starting to slow down. Lin Feng was feeling anxious because he was worried that, with only a 25 percent chance of getting the sword, he might just end up missing the item he wanted again.
The Wheel exceeded by an additional box. It finally ended at the box after the Pure Yang Sword.
Lin Feng’s eyes flashed. He roughly knew all of the items available on the Lottery System. He was also fairly interested in the item in the box after the Pure Yang Sword.
“I can’t explain it but I just feel cheated,” Lin Feng frowned slightly. His consciousness exited the Lottery System. He stared at the object in his hand, deep in thought.
It was a small bell hammer with a light golden lustre. There were carvings of mysterious patterns on its surface; from within it, one could feel an extraordinary energy passing through it. Clearly, it was a valuable object.
However, Lin Feng just could not be cheered up because, according to the explanation given by the system, he found out that the extraordinary part of little bell hammer lay not with itself.
This clock striker was actually an accessory of an Immortal Soul Magic Treasure called the Yellow Heaven Bell. Even though on its own it possessed extraordinary magical powers, it was after all not the Yellow Heaven Bell itself.
Lin Feng was thinking, “I will keep it first. Maybe I can find the Yellow Heaven Bell through this little object?”
While thinking, his heart skipped a beat. He looked down at the Celestial Small Worlds in his hand – within the purple gaseous world, the squall and lightning were gradually abating.
They not only had to try to break through Lin Feng’s Celestial Small Worlds, they also had to attack Xiao Budian who was trapped inside with them. After being worn out for a few days, the wind and the lightning were getting weaker.
Or perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that, a considerable amount of spiritual energy belonging to the squall and the lightning was absorbed by Xiao Budian.
“This way of cultivating is undoubtedly good, but it is too troublesome. The squall and lightning will run out easily and need to be constantly replenished,” Lin Feng swung his arm and the Celestial Small Worlds transformed into a group of purple gas before dispersing. Xiao Budian emerged from within.
The little boy transformed once again into his Thunderstorm Avatar. His entire body was surrounded by wind and lightning, resembling that of a God or a Devil.
Compared to back at Xingyun Peak, Xiao Budian’s current Thunderstorm Avatar had shrunken a lot in size. From the previous three meters, he was now only slightly more than two meters in height.
But the powers contained in him were now even more refined, even more intimidating.
Lin Feng saw him and laughed satisfactorily, “Good, my effort was worthwhile. The moment you manage to shrink your Thunderstorm Avatar to the same size as your original body, that’s when you have successfully mastered it.”
Xiao Budian extinguished the Wind and Lightning, and sat cross-legged on Jieyu’s back, looking flustered. He looked at Lin Feng obliquely with a pair of large eyes that were on the verge of tearing up – he felt indignant and upset.
An amused Lin Feng tapped Xiao Budian’s head and said, “Stop pretending. I have something for you, do you want it or not?”
Xiao Budian’s face lit up with happiness immediately when he heard this. Grinning broadly, he stood up and threw himself at Lin Feng, “I always knew that Master is the nicest to me!”
“You are just waiting for your Master to say this, right?” Lin Feng gave a faint smile while looking at him. Xiao Budian scratched the back of his head, clearly very delighted.
Of course he knew that Lin Feng’s special training before this was for his own good. He was merely feigning pity just now.
Xiao Budian said, “All of Master’s Magic Treasures were all given to Big Senior. If I don’t seize the opportunity, I would be left with nothing at all.”
Lin Feng pretended to scold him, “I am not as poor as you just made me out to be. As long as you train well, you will also have your share of treasures. All of you disciples will receive something from me.”
“The old rule applies: Among the few of you, whoever is the first to form the Nascent Soul will receive a Magic Treasure from me. The ones later will receive something too, but first come, first served. If you haven’t reached the Nascent Soul Stage, even if I give you the Magic Treasure, you will not be able to use it well anyway.”
Lin Feng shot a glance at Xiao Budian, “You think that your Big Senior is as greedy as you?” As he said this, he flicked his finger. A flash of firelight flew out and stopped mid-air – it was the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor.
Xiao Budian looked at the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor. After a long moment, he sighed and said something that left Lin Feng torn between tearing up and laughing. “Big senior is such a fool. If it were me, I would not have returned the armor.”