Chapter 268: Good News and Bad News
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
To Lin Feng, among the two pieces of information he obtained, one was good news while the other was bad news.
The good part was that the lucky draw got really lucky – giving a Magic Treasure Embryo.
The Soul Creator Seal had molded countless lives, its life force was so pervasive it could rival that of the Divine Parasol Tree.
After going through two upgrades, Lin Feng started observing a pattern for the lucky draw prizes.
The quality of the prize had a correlation to Lin Feng’s power or the level of the lucky draw system itself.
When Lin Feng first received the system, the prizes were relatively basic, starting from those which could be used in the Qi Cultivation Stage, to those which could be used in the Foundation Establishment Stage.
When Lin Feng transcended the Foundation Establishment Stage, the system received its first upgrade. The most basic of prizes were those related to the Foundation Establishment Stage. At the same time, its upper limited was bound by the Aurous Core Stage.
The only way to break through the limit was to wager the lottery system’s prizes for those of the exchange system. Even so, the exchange system’s winning probability was really trash.
After Lin Feng’s soul formation, the lottery system underwent its second upgrade. This time, the prizes were correspondingly better, such as the Dragon Tendon Rope.
Evidently, the present lottery system was far better than before. The prizes it churned out could be used in the Nascent Soul Stage, even the lousiest items were never too far off.
The upper limit was currently unknown, but it occasionally gave items such as the Bronze Heaven Hammer and Soul Creator Seal, legendary items in their own right that could stand along side the immortal gods.
Lin Feng postulated that the system had not reached the level of the immortal gods, and items like the Soul Creator Seal was nearing the asymptote.
In order to obtain even better items, the system had to go through another round of upgrades. However, Lin Feng was contented with what he had.
At the same time, while this was good news, there was still bad news.
Lin Feng looked at the die in the dice system and could not decided whether to smile or cry.
“It would be perfect if the prizes came from the roulette system instead. This die system is a test of character. I hate to leave things to chance.” muttered Lin Feng in his head.
In fact the roulette was an equal test of character. The idea of one-in-four and one-in-sixteen did not exist in a single notion. Without hesitation, Lin Feng placed his bets in the die system.
“Thank god for not placing the Soul Creator Seal in number one and two, it would really have been trying for me” thought Lin Feng as he eyed the three rolling die.
The number five was a really lousy number, it was neither particularly high nor low.
For instance, if the first dice showed a four, five or six, it would be a tragedy and there was no need to look at the subsequent die at all.
The first dice came to a anticipated stop after a seemingly long wait. Lin Feng nervously looked at the first one. A big red dot stared right at him.
He heaved a sigh of relief. A little hope.
The second was stopped shortly after. Number two.
He could feel the blood rushing through his body, his face, his head. All it took was for the third dice to land on a two. It brought his hopes up. But the higher you climb, the harder you fall. And it was instances like such when disappointment really hit one in the gut.
After what felt like eternity, the final dice came to its stop.
A total of five points would give Lin Feng the Soul Creator Seal. He stepped out of the machine in excitement, staring at the object in his palm – a light gray rock that measured an inch by three. Lin Feng smiled in delight.
“Even the roulette does not necessarily give me what I want, less I talk about the die. Hah! I’m in luck today!” commented Lin Feng, as he dearly glanced at the rock.
It was a plain, gray rock. One without any cracks, scratches or imperfections, one that looked a little too perfect to be dull. From within seemed to emanate a purplish glow.
From its appearances, the rock looked plain and ordinary. It would fit in with the many pebbles in the vicinity. Its power and presence could not even be felt. One would never have guessed that the rock was a prize worth sacrificing for, let alone believe that pugilists all over the world have fought for its possession.
However, the moment Lin Feng’s consciousness peered into the rock, he immediately felt its immense life force and pressure, as though it harboured an entire universe inside it.
It was no ordinary life force. It was one that resembled genesis, the ability to start life and the universe from scratch.
As Lin Feng held the rock, he thought to himself, “What a pity that the rock can’t be harnessed as a magic treasure at this moment. Who knows the limits to its power?”
The creation of a magic treasure was no easy feat. Even with the power of the immortal gods, there was no guarantee.
The creation of the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armour was already beyond complicated. Lin Feng had used ingenious means to combine the power of the Zhuyan Demon Eye, Refined Mana Black Scales, Dragon Tendon Rope and other materials that originated from the Immemorial Celestial Dragon together with the leaves of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree as a medium.
Strictly speaking, if Lin Feng wanted, he could still split the materials and return them to their original states, so technically the armour was not yet a full-fledged magic treasure, just a mock or a combination that harnessed a power of equivalent level.
The Soul Creator Seal was different. Lin Feng could not combine it with other materials to yield a new item.
“I’d better put it away for now” said Lin Feng as his lips formed a slight pout.
Turning back, he saw Zhuge Fengling inching towards Xiao Budian.
“My dear senior, how about returning me my little goldie?”
Xiao Budian rolled his eyes. “Firstly, don’t call me senior. I am not your senior. Secondly, this little mouse has been rather entertaining, so what say you lend it to me for a few days and I’ll return it to you when I’m done.”
Zhuge Fengling tightly gritted her teeth. The word “senior” did not necessarily mean that one was older or really more experienced, it was rather a word of formality and under this circumstance, it was used out of respect from the seeker to the giver.
“Comrade…I have blood relations with this precious mouse, our lives are deeply intertwined…”continued Zhuge Fengling.
“I know. But it’s not as if I was going to eat it, so don’t you worry” replied Xiao Budian.
“Not sure how it tastes like. But after skinning and gutting, it’ll only be left with maybe two or three grams of meat at most”.
Being looked at like delicacy by Xiao Budian, the gold-digging mouse shrunk it its place, its tiny ears folded backward in fear and blurted “yeah, not enough to fill the gaps between your teeth. I don’t even taste good”.
Xiao Budian dangled the mouse by its tail, “I must say it has a thing for searching for items. Just lend it to me for a couple of days”.
Zhuge Fengling forced out a toothless smile, one that turned out contorted and unnatural.
“Fengling, let’s just stay for now” gold-digging mouse telepathically said to Zhuge Fengling.
“You brat! Just a few pieces of meat and you’re bought over?” retaliated Zhuge Fengling.
“No! No! How can you say such a thing!” replied the mouse, albeit with a tinge of guilt. But it was true that over the past ten days or so, the group had shared countless delicacies together.
“The Leader of the celestial sect of wonders is apparently very generous, especially to his followers.” continued the mouse.
“Those at the Aurous Core Stage already have Nascent Soul Stage protection, and those at the Foundation Establishment Stage already have Aurous Core Stage protection. He even went to support his first disciple who threw a high stake gamble.” said the mouse.
Zhuge Fengling fell silent for a moment. Seizing the opportunity, the gold-digging mouse added, “There’re so many benefits! Think about it, what can you gain if you join this sect!”
“What’s more, if anyone irks you or gets in your way, you just have to tell him and he’ll settle it for you. You don’t even have to break a sweat. What a deal!” continued the mouse.
Zhuge Fengling’s eyes lit up after hearing the mouse. Gold-digging mouse already knew what she had in mind, and thus it twisted and played with words to get what it wanted.
“However,” the mouse said.
“You have to hold on tight. Your spot as a disciple hasn’t been confirmed yet so you’d better act in line”
Zhuge Fengling replied, “Oh it’s fine. I guess you’ll just stay for awhile”
“As long as we don’t lose out, what’s wrong with being a follower?”
Zhuge Fengling’s attitude took a complete turn. “There’s nothing wrong with it at all, as long as we stand to gain. Besides, there’s still room for promotion”
“Hmph. Just like you brat. Since when were we equals.”
Gold-digging mouse smiled quietly.
Zhuge Fengling’s sudden silence and calm demeanour piqued Lin Feng’s curiousity. He did not mind, as long as there was Xiao Budian to supervise, she would not stir too much trouble.
Lin Feng’s attention turned to Yue Hongyan. “The heavens were on our side I get it. But how exactly did you subdue the Avici Infernal Gale?”