Chapter 264: External Force Is Required
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
In a flash, Lin Feng has already entered the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. Wang Lin, sitting cross-legged below the small Black Heavenly Treasure Tree, has his eyes closed, in the middle of cultivation.
Wang Lin now has streaks and streaks of black gas wrapped around his body, glimmering with a gentle purple glow.
Within the cold void of the Destructive Power Concept, divine creation and birth can be subtly sensed.
Lin Feng knew that this means Wang Lin has gained a deeper understanding of the Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. He had originally grasped some of the Destruction Truth in the Polarity of Creation and Destruction, and now he has touched the wonders of Creation.
The two, combined, have finally enabled him to break through the mental bottleneck and start to establish his Spiritual Altar, thus attempting to advance to Intermediate Foundation Establishment stage.
Lin Feng quietly landed at his side without disturbing him. Without talking, he radiated his own Mana outwards, forming a cloud of purple gas and enveloping Wang Lin.
Partly to protect and guide Wang Lin, and partly to discreetly probe the specific occurrences as Wang Lin establishes the Spiritual Altar.
In Wang Lin’s Aura Sea, black gas spirals upwards like thick fog. Lin Feng passed through the black fog and saw that in the center of the Aura Sea, a purple Spiritual Altar was slowly rising, streams of faint yellow water wrapped around it.
The Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams as the core and River Styx Primordial Water as the auxillary, with Destructive Power merged in. This, is the inchoate form of Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar.
But the rate of establishment of Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar made Lin Feng’s brows scrunch.
When Xiao Budian and co. established their Spiritual Altars, the preparations took a long time, but the actual establishment was completed in a matter of seconds.
But although Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar was forming at a perceptible speed as well, it was visibly much slower.
This caused a bad feeling to manifest in Lin Feng’s mind. Under his gaze, Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar was erected level by level, but the rate was constantly decreasing.
In reality, a small leaf was plastered on Wang Lin’s forehead. That was the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree leaf that Lin Feng left him, which has a certain probability of enhancing the quality of the Spiritual Altar.
Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing both used it before; the effect was pretty good. Yue Hongyan, especially, used the opportunity to improve his originally Class Two Spiritual Altar to First Class Spiritual Altar – an impossibly powerful effect.
Now, the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree leaf was shining with a faint glow, forming a streak of light and merging into Wang Lin’s body.
This streak of light entered Wang Lin’s Aura Sea, into the Spiritual Altar that he was slowly establishing.
Lin Feng stared at Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar nervously, but after absorbing the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree leaf, Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar was still not showing notable improvements.
“The risk of failure just happens to fall on little Wang Lin?” Lin Feng’s brows twisted. This was definitely not the outcome he wanted to see – the one who needed the Black Heavenly Treasure Treee leaf the most to improve his Spiritual Altar quality, just happened to not succeed.
Seeing that Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar was even showing signs of completion, Lin Feng fell into a spell of silence.
One, two, three, four. Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar only has a mere four tiers.
Class Six Spiritual Altar.
With the abundant spiritual energy of Mount Yujing, the divine creation powers of the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds, a top mantra like the Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams, support of spiritual elixirs like the Celestial Elixir and the Barrier-Breaking Elixir, the Spiritual Altar that Wang Lin established, in the end, was only Class Six.
Lin Feng was originally still rather worried if not giving Wang Lin Spiritual Replenishment Elixir in advance would affect him establishing the Spiritual Altar, but looking at it now, even if Wang Lin had used the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir, the Spiritual Altar would at most be Class Four or Five.
Even if the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree leaf had worked, it would not be anything higher than a Class Three.
But only Class One or Two Spiritual Altars, forming Class One or Two Crucibles, have the hope of forming Purple Pills when Aurous Cores were formed.
As for Lin Feng, as well as Xiao Budian, Xiao Yan and Zhu Yi, the appearance of visions for their Aurous Cores was due to Purple Pills.
It was impossible for Red Pills, Green Pills and Yellow Pills to produce strange visions.
In fact, at Foundation Establishment and Aurous Core stages, Lin Feng’s Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams was the greatest mantra of human cultivators, superior to that of the Great Void Sect – which was why Xiao Budian and co. had such fighting prowess.
The “Great” and “Void” Ways of the Great Void Sect – the Mantra of the Great Oblivion and the Yin Yang Mantra of the Void – possess unthinkable capabilities. Paired with the great talent of their disciples, the possibility of establishing a Class Two Spiritual Altar was almost hundred-percent, in addition to a fixed possibility of establishing a First Class Spiritual Altar as well.
The results of progress for top mantras are extremely good, with their cultivators far surpassing others. However, corresponding with that was extremely high difficulty of cultivation as well.
Why was the Great Void Sect a center full of geniuses? A key reason was their mantra. It was extremely hard for a person of mediocre talent to make substantial progress in cultivating the Great Void Sect mantras – this was due to objective facts, not them engaging in any active discrimination.
But Lin Feng’s Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams was even more ridiculous – with accomplishment, First Class Spiritual Altar was almost a certainty.
If this information was leaked, it would drive the whole Grand Celestial World mad.
But because of the same reason, the level of complexity and abstruseness of the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams was even higher than the Great Void Sect mantra. Hence, Lin Feng has long been planning to prepare a different mantra for new disciples – based on the Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams, but slightly more low-level and easier.
Zhu Yi’s Yi Zi’s Eight Trigrams Variorum was just a start, for Qi Cultivation stage disciples to build their foundation. After those Qi Cultivation stage disciples advance to Foundation Establishment stage, other mantras will be needed.
Actually, with Wang Lin’s physical endowment, the difficulty of cultivating the Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams was extremely high. It was exceedingly hard to erect the Spiritual Altar; if it was someone else with the same talent, he would be stuck at Beginner Foundation Establishment for the rest of his life.
But Wang Lin just happens to possess unthinkable intelligence and determination, such that he managed to forge a path out of the impossible, successfully establishing his Spiritual Altar using the Grand Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. However, the result was the limited Class of the Spiritual Altar.
“The Great Tao is the absolute of simplicity. True supreme Tao should be suitable for any one under the Heavens; regardless of talent, they can all bath in the grace.” Lin Feng thought silently. “I can feel that, at the end of my Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues, it should be this Way as well.”
“But now there are only the Eight Trigrams articles and the Four Appearances articles; the incomplete mantra becomes more esoteric and profound, incredibly difficult for one to understand.”
Lin Feng sighed, reaching out and tapping on Wang Lin’s forehead with a finger.
A streak of purple gas entered Wang Lin’s Aura Sea, landing on his almost-completed Class Six Spiritual Altar. In silence, Wang Lin’s Spiritual Altar disintegrated and crumbled.
With the nourishment of Lin Feng’s Mana, Wang Lin was not injured, with no harm done to even his Mana and spirit.
He opened his eyes and, speechless, bowed in front of Lin Feng.
At this moment, even though Wang Lin’s determination was the maximum, he still felt a slight dejection. Facing Lin Feng, who had always been teaching and nurturing him, he felt a pang of shame and remorse.
Among all of his seniors and juniors, he was the most persistent and diligent, but the final results were not satisfactory – ending up at the bottom of everyone.
Lin Feng gazed at Wang Lin silently. Wang Lin’s talent potential given by the Talent Analysis Device was five points; aka, the system thinks that without the intervention of major external forces, Wang Lin’s final physical talent would still be five points.
Lin Feng looked up at the sky. After an instant, his gaze became determined. “Without the intervention of external forces, the maximum is five points? Very well, then I shall be this external force!”
He looked down at Wang Lin and said calmly, “Do not be hasty and do not feel pressured. I have already made arrangements about your circumstances; it’s just that the opportunity is not ripe yet.”
Wang Lin looked up, staring at Lin Feng’s confident gaze; his emotions became calmer and calmer as well.
The look of distress disappeared in a flash as Wang Lin’s face turned dispassionate once again and bowed to Lin Feng respectfully. “I am a failure, to make Master expend energy for me…”
“You came under my wing, I would naturally protect you and make arrangements for you.”
After sending Wang Lin to nurture his Mana and continue his cultivation, Lin Feng, his hands behind his back, was calculating in his mind. “The two plans…which is more suitable?”
“Never mind, let’s see what bounty there is from the Ancient Huanghai World this time, and then make the final decision.” Lin Feng thought, his eye gleaming. “Actually, I don’t really want to use the first plan, but I need to see if some idiotic bastard would go and impale himself on the sword.”
Exiting the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World, it was already night after Lin Feng finished settling the Kui Cows in. He went to the Disciples’ Abode – the newly entered disciples were all resting inside.
After a quick sensing, Lin Feng discovered that in less than a month, all of the new disciples have touched the door to Qi Cultivation.
These disciples were all rather talented; even though they could not compare to those inhuman immediate disciples of Lin Feng’s, they would still be ordinarily considered genius-level.
With Zhu Yi’s diligent teaching and the Disciples’ Abode gathering spiritual energy to nourish their bodies, it was somewhat expected that they would have this kind of progress.
“After a period of time, I will also show my face before those disciples and conduct some lectures. That can direct them in their cultivation, as well as enhance the cohesion of the Sect.”
After leaving the Disciples’ Abode, Lin Feng had a thought and turned to the other side.
There, stand the houses he formed out of the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds. The children he brought were living here.
The large house was separated into numerous small rooms. Lin Feng walked into one of the rooms, and saw a figure sitting there silently.
At his side lies a child, sleeping soundly.
“Nanhua?” Lin Feng’s brows twitched slightly, recognizing that that figure was Kang Nanhua, but Kang Nanhua’s emotions now were causing him some confusion.
Kang Nanhua’s gaze at the child contained some elements of pain.
Three-tenths pity, three-tenths sorry, three-tenths regret, and one-tenth deep fury.
This was the first time Lin Feng saw this sort of intense emotional expression from Kang Nanhua. Observant, he realized that Kang Nanhua’s emotions were not targeted at the child, but rather, absorbed within his own memories.
This child evoked his memories, giving him a place to entrust his emotions.
Although he had known that Kang Nanhua likes the company of children, but seeing this scene, Lin Feng was still moved, knowing that things were not that simple. Looking at Kang Nanhua now, you could tell that within his heart exists a knot.
A psychological knot that was almost like an inner demon now.
Seeing Lin Feng, Kang Nanhua let out a long breath, the pain in his gaze vanishing and only intense despair remaining.
He nodded slightly at Lin Feng without speaking. Lin Feng did not speak but walked out of the house first, and Kang Nanhua left as well, following behind him.