Chapter 3: Enemy Attack!
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_, Yuui
Lin Feng sprinted furiously up the mountains, using his quickest speed to rush towards the location of the purple light.
The purple light seeped out from a dark grey rock which protruded on a cliff. The light flashed rhythmically like the breathing of a human.
Each time the purple light flashed, it would release a thunderous, rumbling sound.
Lin Feng scanned the surroundings for any potential ambushes.
“Pretty lucky, looks like I’m the first one to get here.”
Lin Feng rapidly climbed the cliff. One hand tightly grasping the rock while the other circulated his mana and smashed into the protruding rock.
The rock broke away and fell to the bottom of the cliff. Lin Feng went down the cliff and found the rock. Even though it broke away from the cliff, the rock still flashed a purple light like it was alive, releasing bursts of thunderous sounds.
Lin Feng smashed the rock apart, revealing the treasure hidden within. It was a purple crystal the size of a soccer ball, releasing roars of thunder from within.
The surface of the purple crystal was uneven, bumpy and rough.
After closer examination, Lin Feng discovered that this purple crystal was still not the true body of the treasure. It’s kind of like a jade stone wrapped in a layer of stone skin.
Lin Feng slowly sent his mana into the purple crystal, attempting to connect with the treasure within the crystal.
Lin Feng felt himself enter into a world of lightning. Looking around, he saw countless bursts of thunder and lightning.
A sense of endless fear and overbearingness overwhelmed him.
Violent thunderclaps – God’s punishment, and fierce lightning – the prehistoric scourge, shook Lin Feng’s soul. However, he still felt his soul rushing forth to its complete obliteration.
It felt like the pressure under a huge mountain. It felt like the actual Mount Tai was crushing his soul into pieces
Lin Feng was shocked, and immediately activated the tao technique: Nine Heavens Thunder Technique. It was not resisting, not assimilating, but controlling the thunder and lightning.
“I am the master of thunder, controlling the lightning of the heavens.”
It felt like an instant, but it also felt as if a long time had passed when Lin Feng finally returned to his senses. Looking at the purple crystal in his hand, it had already split into two, revealing a perfectly round light golden orb in the center.
The sound of thunder and the light of flashing lightning had all disappeared, what remained was only the glowing fist-sized orb. It looked calm but Lin Feng could sense the terrifying thunder energy harboured within the orb.
If all of this thunder energy exploded, it would be more than enough to turn this mountain range that Lin Feng was currently in into a massive crater.
In the trading system there was an identical item. Its name was the Heaven Thunder Moon Jade and it required a whole 2000 trading points.
According to the system’s description, this item was extremely rare. It required thousands of lightning bolts to continuously strike the same rock for there to be a one in a hundred chance of being created. It contained a monstrous amount of thunder energy essence and was a priceless artifact towards cultivators who practised thunder class tao techniques.
Lin Feng smiled to the point where even his eyes had become a slit and he very shamelessly thought, “My good disciple, let’s just treat this as your enrolment gift to me. Don’t worry, master will treat you well.”
Faintly hearing voices coming from the jungle at the bottom of the mountain, Lin Feng rapidly put away the Heaven Thunder Moon Jade and looked downwards. He saw that at the two sides of the mountain, there were two separate groups of people quickly rushing over.
Of the two groups, the vanguard of one of them was Xiao Budian. He looked as white and cute as a little doll, but right now he was as agile as a little beast, rapidly advancing in the deep jungle.
Before Xiao Budian did not reveal his strength, so Lin Feng only just discovered that this child who was barely 4 years old was actually at Qi Disciple level 2.
Lin Feng habitually scratched his nose, feeling a mountain-like pressure. “That old village chief is a madman, right? Teaching such a little child to practise tao techniques.”
The other group of people were the people of Wolf Village.
Lin Feng calculated the speed of both parties. After confirming that Xiao Budian and the Stone Village villagers would arrive first, he took out the stone shell that remained after extracting the Heaven Thunder Moon Jade and left it on the spot. He then quickly left the scene.
Even though the Heaven Thunder Moon Jade had already been extracted, the purple shell that had been split into two halves also harboured a massive amount of energy after being nourished by the Moon Jade for a long time. It was also a hard to come by treasure.
The sky was overcast with dark clouds, the sound of thunder echoed. Lin Feng lifted his head and looked at the sky, muttering to himself, “A storm is brewing…”
Just as Lin Feng had predicted, Xiao Budian and co. picked up the stone shell first. Even though it was a pity that someone had beaten them to the chase towards the true treasure within the stone shell, they did not return empty-handed. The group of people returned to their village in high-spirits.
On the other hand, the villagers of Wolf Village were bummed. Not only did they not get the meat, they didn’t even get any of the juice, coming out empty handed. Naturally they didn’t know that the real treasure – the Heaven Thunder Moon Jade – had fallen into the hands of Lin Feng. They just thought that Stone Village had gotten here first.
This new hatred and old rancor compounded, and the Wolf Village villagers immediately exploded, chasing after Xiao Budian and co. with red eyes.
At this time Lin Feng very “coincidentally” bumped into the people of Wolf Village. Lang Feng’s grandfather Lang Liqing glanced at Lin Feng with a dark face, “What are you doing here?”
Lin Feng said with an embarrassed face, “I wanted to enter the mountains to gain some knowledge, but I ended up getting lost.”
Lang Liqing impatiently waved his hand and didn’t pay any more attention to Lin Feng, leading the villagers to continue the pursuit.
Lin Feng was aware of his status and followed at the back of the group. Hiding his strength, he walked weakly, looking as though he would straggle from the group at any moment.
“Those two people…” Lin Feng looked like he was distressed, but he was actually closely observing the group the whole time. Very quickly he discovered two middle-aged people within the group that he’d never seen before in Wolf Village.
The attire of these two people was also very particular, looking much different from the natives in this mountain.
The lips of the two people slightly moved, yet they did not release any sound. After a glance, Lin Feng lowered his eyelids as if nothing was wrong.
These two people were actually cultivators. One was at Qi Disciple level 3, the other was like Lin Feng. at Qi Disciple level 4.
They used their mana to encase their voices. Regular people were unable to hear the contents of their conversation but Lin Feng was able to hear it clearly.
“Old Chen, when that person last appeared 3 years ago, the child was not by that person’s side. Could it be that he was placed in this little mountain village at that time?”
The middle aged man, Old Chen, pondered and said, “The age seems to match, but Little Seven, that kid should have been disabled. He shouldn’t be able to live until now.”
Little Seven said, “Right now we’re tagging along towards Stone Village to check things out. If we confirm that it really is that child, then we’ll cut him down and end things for good. Leaving him around is ultimately a problem for the young master.”
Old Chen thought for a bit and then nodded his head, “We can’t directly do it ourselves. If we leave a trace, the people in Shi family who pity that child might trouble us. Even though the family would love for that little baby to die, they will not necessarily support us. We might even be handed over as their scapegoats.”
Little Seven glanced at Lang Liqing with an insidious laugh, “There’s nothing to worry about, don’t we have the perfect scapegoats right in front of us?”
Finishing these words, both of them started laughing, “Being able to take the blame for the Yu family can be considered their good fortune.”
Lin Feng secretly sighed. The Stone Village village chief kept his oath and worked hard to hide Xiao Budian’s information, but he didn’t know that Xiao Budian’s whereabouts had already been exposed.
However, these two people really came at the perfect time. Staring at the backs of the two people, the smile on Lin Feng’s face became increasingly brilliant.
There was also a science in picking supporting characters. Before Lin Feng was worried that the opponent’s strength was too weak. The old elder and Xiao Budian were both strong cultivators. These mundane martial artists of Wolf Village would just be giving free experience points to Xiao Budian.
Of course, the opponent’s strength being too high would be an even bigger problem. Firstly, it’s hard to guarantee Xiao Budian’s well being. Secondly, Lin Feng was only at Qi Disciple level 4. He would become a joke if he made an opponent that he couldn’t deal with.
However, these two Yu family cultivators were just perfect.
While he was lost in his thoughts, the little fatty beside him huffed in anger, “Keep your eyes open when we get there, don’t cause trouble for us or I’ll gut you!”
Lin Feng grinned, not saying anything. Right now he was quietly waiting for the show to start.
Wolf Village’s people quickly caught up to Xiao Budian and co. and both sides engaged in a fierce battle. Wolf Village had a large number of people and they were all very fierce, but they couldn’t stand up to the old elder and Xiao Budian these two cultivators.
This was especially so for Xiao Budian. Even though he was not experienced and was not brutal when attacking, his strength was more than enough to crush these mundane martial artists. Like the little cub of an ancient beast, he utterly wrecked the people of Wolf Village.
Before the two sides had even crossed blows, Lin Feng had already turned around and ran out of sight like a frightened rabbit, causing the little fatty to curse in anger, “Pussy!”
Lin Feng laughed in his heart. Of course he had to run away fast. Would it be proper if he lets Xiao Budian and co. see him together with Wolf Village’s villagers?
Finding a hidden place Lin Feng’s gaze tightly locked onto those two Yu family cultivators. He saw that middle-aged man, Old Chen, unhurriedly take out a bone flute and started to play it. The flute’s sound was not pleasant at all. It sounded like hoarse and shrill-like dreary cries and screams.
The next moment, a large number of beasts sprang out from the forest: iron mail elephants the size of small mountains, black unicorn tigers with a horn on their heads, blaze bears with a body of fiery red fur…
Every single beast was tens of hundreds of times more aggressive than regular wild beasts. Only the bravest and most seasoned hunters, who have formed up in large groups and have set up traps, would dare to go hunt these beasts. Even with these preparations, they might still lose their lives and fail the hunt.
Right now there were dozens of such savage beasts, surrounding Xiao Budian and co. from all directions, rushing over like a tidal wave.
Even the old elder and Xiao Budian had no ways of dealing with the beast tide. They were could only try their best to protect the villagers and retreat. Even so, there were still many people that were pounced on by the beasts and killed.
Dark clouds covered the sky and wild wind howled. On the ground the cries of battle shook the heavens and blood flowed like rivers.
The situation turned for the worse in an instant, even Lin Feng was taken by surprise. He could only follow them from far away and pray in his heart, “Run fast, we’re still not close enough. Continue moving forward. Just draw them forward a bit more.”
Stone Village villagers were constantly being killed by the savage beasts. Xiao Budian watched in anxiety. He could only ensure his own safety. If he went back to save a fellow villager, then even more villagers will be endangered.
The old elder stomped his feet and threw a leather-like item towards Xiao Budian. The old man himself also pulled out a little drum.
“Magic items? Moreover it’s two!” Lin Feng’s eyes slightly brightened.
With the two magic items left behind by Xiao Budian’s father, the old elder and Xiao Budian finally brought the villagers and fought their way out, escaping towards Stone Village.
Seeing that their target was about to flee, the two Yu family cultivators looked at each other. In the end, they still couldn’t hold back from striking out.
Right now they were only not even a mile away from Stone Village. But these couple hundred meters was like a chasm that Xiao Budian and co. could not cross.
The moment those two cultivators struck out the old elder immediately discovered something was wrong, “Who are you people?”
The middle-aged person called Old Chen coldly said, “Dead people don’t need to know.”
The old elder said in fury, “Are you guys sent by the Shi family or the Yu family? Actually being so venomous as to plot against a little child and now you guys won’t even let him live!”
That cultivator called Little Seven loudly laughed, “It is the young master of our house that is a natural born sovereign. This little twerp, being able to contribute towards our young master is his good fortune. Right now I will send him to reincarnate, I believe that he’ll be able to get a nice life!”
Xiao Budian felt confused towards their conversation, but this did not hinder his judgement, “Eyah, you guys aren’t good people.” Finishing these words, he fought against Litte Seven. He had a magic item, so he was not at a disadvantage fighting Little Seven who was Qi Disciple level 3 even though he was at Qi Disciple level 2.
However, he was unable to hold up against Little Seven’s insidious mind. While fighting against Xiao Budian, Little Seven would occasionally ambush the Stone Village villagers. The numerous beasts at the side and Wolf Village’s villagers also surrounded them and attacked. The people of Stone Village were in a critical situation.
Xiao Budian wanted to save people but he was entangled by Little Seven, causing his face to turn completely red from anxiety, almost about to cry out.
Lin Feng hid by the side, saying in his heart, “Now’s the time! Good disciple, hurry up and use the trump card that I gave you. You silly boy, don’t tell me that you’ve forgotten about it?”
It was not clear if he sensed Lin Feng’s reminder but Xiao Budian who was at wit’s end remembered the talisman that Lin Feng left for him. He immediately took out the talisman and smashed it right in Little Seven’s face!
Little Seven was slightly shocked, afterwards he discovered that there seemed to be nothing special about the talisman. Casually pinching the talisman, he said mockingly, “In the end he’s still a little brat…” Before he could finish speaking, a change suddenly occurred to the talisman in his hand.
Around him nine points of light simultaneously lit up, lighting up his dumbfounded face.