Chapter 278: Three and a Half opponents.
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Shi Zongyue and the rest looked at one another and were a little curious, “Master Lin, what advice do you have?”
Lin Feng slightly smiled, “To allow the Sun Moon Sword Sect to field two people in the competition. When we draw lots and draw the names of their members, we can let them choose a partner each and engage in a two versus two competition.”
“If they do not enter the top 16 of the Aurous Core Stage or the top 8 of the Foundation Establishment Stage, then it is fine. However, if they do enter, the winner out of the two parties can enter the Ancient Huanghai World. ” Lin Feng explained, “If they spar after entering the top 16 of the Aurous Core Stage or the top 8 of the Foundation Establishment Stage, the party that emerge victorious over the disciples of the Sun Moon Sword Sect will also receive two nominations, whereas the disciples of the Sun Moon Sword Sect will still retain two nominations to enter the Ancient Huanghai World.”
Lin Feng looked at Shi Zongyue, “From what I know, the competition ranking of the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai is used to motivate the younger ones to seek improvement.
Another purpose of it is also because the Ancient Huanghai World is unstable and that the huge amount of people entering and exiting will cause tremors in space.”
“But even if all the disciples of the Sun Moon Sword Sect qualify, it is at most only eight people, within the tolerance level of the Ancient Huanghai World.”
Upon hearing this, the Sun Radiance Swordmaster became entirely silent. If they could fight in pairs, then his Sun Moon Sword Sect would definitely have a bigger advantage as compared to solo duels.
Shi Zongyue, Zhuge Guang, and the Vivant Joy Holy Man exchanged glances without speaking. The Sun Moon Sword Sect had always maintained a good relationship with the royal family of the Great Qin Empire. When their powers increased, the Sun Moon Sword Sect would also be happy to see it.
Some of the Immortal Soul Elders had also exchanged glances within themselves and agreed that this proposition had its pros and cons.
If they could overcome the duos of the Sun Moon Sword Sect, then they could obtain another nomination to enter the Ancient Celestial World.
Without a doubt, this was a very attractive proposition. Beyond the spiritual conference, this concerned the pride and face of each sect. The disciples that were sent to fight were the elites and no one was a pushover. Nobody knew what kind of opponents they could face.
People with the same level of powers who met in the first round was not an unfamiliar thing.
It was just that the news that the reputation of the Sun Moon Sword Sect’s duos caused many people to deliberate over the matter.
As the initiator of this issue, Lin Feng was very indifferent and did not seem to worry that his own disciples would be at a disadvantage.
Those at the scene were immortals that a thousand years of experience. They would not agree to send their disciples to lose just because they wanted to compete with Lin Feng.
However, they would not underestimate or overestimate their opponents. Although the duos of the Sun Moon Sword Sect were famous, many of these immortals still retained their confidence in their own disciples.
Even if they really could not match up, it was also an invaluable practice and experience.
Many of the Immortal Soul Elders looked at one another and nodded in unison, “We shall follow Master Lin’s proposition then.”
Lin Feng followed with, “In addition, my Celestial Sect of Wonders will be sending two Aurous Core Stage disciples and three Foundation Establishment Stage disciples to participate in this spiritual conference.”
After hearing this, Shi Zongyue, Cao Wei, and the Sun Radiance Swordmaster revealed a laughing intent on their faces.
Lin Feng was undisturbed and continued to wear a smile on his face, not feeling any hint of embarrassment.
Shi Zongyue let out a dry cough, “No harm, the competition format will still be through drawing lots. The Aurous Core Stage category will be left with two people, while the Foundation Establishment Stage will be left with one only. That person will be decided through the drawing of lots.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “This method is suitable.”
Shi Zongyue said, “The rest can proceed to socialize with others. We will begin the drawing of lots in a moment.”
The few of them released their own mana and their own disciples landed on the ground. The spiritual conference was a grand one, besides the cultivators who were truly participating, there were also many others who came to observe the competition, including several cultivators of the Soul Formation Stage.
There were even cultivators of the Qi Cultivation Stage. They were often the talents with the greatest potential and had been specially picked out by their elders to observe and learn.
The rest were here as supporters. Only Lin Feng’s sect was a little absent, with only two or three individuals present.
But most of the people would not underestimate the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Xiao Budian, Zhu Yi and the rest were famous already. The Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou had enhanced the reputation of the Celestial Sect of Wonders to a certain extent.
After that, Xiao Budian and the rest wanted to thank their Big Senior, Xiao Yan, who was not there in person.
The elite cultivator in the early stage of the Soul Formation Stage of Xingyun Peak, Prince Chong Yun’s experience at the battle was leaked even though the news was contained largely by a few individuals, as there were many disciples of the Sword of Radiance Sect who were present at the scene.
On many occasions, it was these sort of containment that aroused the attention of many people.
Of course, there were occasions where it came and go.
A lady in white appeared in front of Xiao Budian and the rest at this moment and sat on her knees first. Lin Feng, who was resting, greeted her and he followed that by looking at Xiao Budian and the rest.
This lady was ravishing and her facial features seemed to have come from a painting. However, they revealed her aggression. Although this was very attention seeking, it did not seem to be overly domineering. Her gaze revealed a competitive streak within her.
“Xiao Yan is not here?” The lady in white was a little disappointed after pondering over it for a moment. But after landing her gaze on Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi, she still nodded her head, “You two are not that bad either.”
She looked at Tuntun, who was at the side, “You are pretty good too.”
Tuntun pursed her lips and turned her head towards the side, muttering, “Not sure whether you taste good though.”
The lady in white overheard it but was not enraged. On the other hand, she laughed, “You have eaten so many of the red-feathered cranes on Xingyun Peak. I have yet to settle this matter with you.”
Tuntun bared her teeth at her, but the lady had already turned her body and left, shaking her heads while walking, “Hopefully I will face all of you.”
The big disciple of the Inner Echelon of the Sword of Radiance Sect, Zhao Yan, rushed over at this point and saw the lady in white. He could not help but laughed bitterly.
The lady in white laughed without a care, “Relax, I only went to say hello. That is all.”
Zhao Yan watched as the lady in white left, turning his body and helplessly saying, “Big Senior is like that as a person. Please pardon her discourtesy.”
Xiao Budian was curious, “Are you not the big disciple of the Inner Echelon of the Sword of Radiance Sect?”
Zhao Yan replied, “Yes, I am. Above me, there is still a Big Senior, which is the person you just met.”
After hearing Zhao Yan’s description, Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi just realized the identity of the lady in white.
Tao Yaoyao is that lady. She is the true big disciple of the Inner Echelon of the Sword of Radiance Sect and the first cultivator in the Aurous Core Stage. It was just that she had remained behind closed doors over these few years, which caused people to slowly forget about her. Even within the Sword of Radiance Sect internally, some of the new disciples did not even know her existence.
But the truth was, Tao Yaoyao had already formed a reputation a few hundred years ago. She was also the last Immediate Disciple taken in by the Sword Radiance Swordmaster before Murong Yanran.
Zhu Yi nodded his head, “Tao Yaoyao, is she a so-called ‘ravishing’ Yaoyao? ”
“Regardless of whether it is you all or Xiao Yan, although you can contend with a cultivator in the Soul Formation Stage with your Aurous Core Stage cultivation, it is at most a contention.” Zhao Yan scanned Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi, “But our Big Senior has ever used her Aurous Core Stage cultivation to kill a Soul Formation Stage freak!”
Xiao Budian’s eyes brightened, “Oh?”
Zhao Yan wanted to say something, but something rung out from a distance, “It is accurate, but Tao Yaoyao suffered serious injuries from that incident. That is why she did not appear for many years, such that many people have already forgotten about her.”
The person speaking was a young lady wearing a yellow yarn dress, smiling while looking at Xiao Budian. “Tianhao, I have not seen you for a long time. When I saw you the last time, you were only this big.”
She laughed cheekily and used her hands to mimic the action of carrying a baby.
Xiao Budian looked at her and his gaze became more focused. He quietly said, “Oh? I do not recognize you.”
The lady replied, “That is normal. You were only a newborn then and you were still drinking breast milk.”
Tuntun interrupted, “He still drinks breast milk.”
Xiao Budian kicked his leg backward and hit Tuntun. His expression did not change and calmly said, “Are you from the royal family?”
“That is right. My name is Shi Xingyun.” The lady replied while smiling, “Talking about it, I am also considered your clan sister. It is just that I am not sure whether you acknowledge this?”
Xiao Budian replied with a “Oh” and sized her up, “So you are Princess Xingyun. Greetings from Shi Tianhao.”
Shi Xingyun laughed and naturally diverted the topic. Looking at the awkward Zhao Yan, she smiled, “With the talent of Yaoyao, it is a rare occurrence in the Sword of Radiance Sect. According to her past cultivation, under normal conditions, she will have already successfully formed her soul.”
“But she is someone who always looks to spar with others, as it makes her happy. As she fought and fought, she really met with a battle with a Soul Formation Stage freak and took it too seriously, killing that person. But she suffered serious injuries on her own and her golden elixir was even cracked.”
“With that kind of injury, even the Sword Radiance Swordmaster cannot heal it. She can only remain at Xingyun Peak to recuperate. But with that sort of injuries, there is no hope for her to form her soul. However, she is powerful and although she cannot progress in terms of her cultivation, she has recovered till her past standards.”
Shi Xingyun rightfully said, “I believe that her participation in this Spiritual Conference of Huanghai is for a miraculous healing herb in the Ancient Huanghai World. That is currently the only medicine that can mend a cracked golden elixir.”
She looked at Zhao Yan and followed by winking at Xiao Budian and the rest, “She is the main opponent for all of you at this Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.”
“After all, she has reached the peak of the later stage of the Aurous Core Stage. Tianhao, she is not like you where you have possessed such strong powers although you are only in the early stage of the Aurous Core Stage.”
Xiao Budian heard this and revealed a wide smile on his face, “Talking about opponents, are you not one?”
Shi Xingyun continued to smile broadly, “Besides Zhu Yi, you have three and a half other opponents, Tianhao. I can only be considered half an opponent.”
“Tao Yaoyao is one. Over at the Sun Moon Sword Sect, there is another duo, but they are only considered one opponent.” Shi Xingyun turned her head and looked at the horizon far away, “The last one is not here yet, but will be here soon.”