Chapter 338: I Too Want to Go!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng entered the system to view his prestige value. According to the system, Lin Feng’s prestige value had almost skyrocketed overnight in Yuzhou City and the Sea of the Northern Wind, both of which were located in the northeast of the Great Qin Empire.
Furthermore, the prestige of the Celestial Sect of Wonder on a whole reached 80 points too. It increased exponentially and without precedent. This increase was greater than the one after the sect-opening ceremony at Shazhou City.
After the sect-opening ceremony at Shazhou City, the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ prestige in the northern foothill of Mount Kunlun was no more than 75.
What made Lin Feng happier was the fact that the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ overall potential value amongst the various sects that had taken in this Conference had reached 70.
With the flow of time and without any major incident, the potential value could transform into actual prestige value.
Lin Feng’s personal potential value in those regions reached 70 too.
The only exception was the Sword of Radiance Sect, which resided in the southeastern region of the Great Qin Empire. As Lin Feng had accompanied Xiao Yan for his rendezvous on Xingyun Peak earlier on, Lin Feng’s personal prestige had reached 80 while the sect’s prestige had reached 70 after the battle of Xingyun Peak.
On this foundation, after another increase through the Spiritual Conference, Lin Feng’s personal prestige value and his sect’s prestige value had increased to 85 to 80 respectively in the southeastern region of the Great Qin Empire.
“Just as I predicted,” chuckled Lin Feng. He was like a fox who had successfully stolen a hen. “Taking part in this conference not only increased prestige locally but by coming into contact with the major forces in the world my prestige and fame would spread throughout the land.”
“Of course, the condition was that those rascals must perform well during the conference. Looking at it now, they did not disappoint.”
While he was immensely happy, Lin Feng then took a look at the explanation of the system’s main quest. “Prestige in the world must exceed 80. Eh? They did not mention if it’s my personal prestige or the sect’s prestige.”
However, with his understanding of the blasted system, the world prestige here would refer to both his personal prestige and the overall prestige of his sect. The two of them must hit 80 for it to work.
From this angle, this Spiritual Conference of Huanghai could have been said to be a resounding success. However, there’s still quite a long way to go before he could finish the system’s main quest. However, for this conference, this was quite a big step forward for Lin Feng.
Furthermore, during this conference, Lin Feng and his disciples earned many nice things. When those rascals entered the Ancient Huanghai World, he believed there would be even more gains.
With their stats, if they did not obtain a clean victory then they would have truly let down their fortune values.
Other than gambling with others for their treasures, Shi Zongyue also offered compensation for Xiao Budian’s near-assassination. After the Conference ended, he would get the Vivant Joy Holy Man to pass it to Lin Feng personally.
Thinking about it here, Lin Feng frowned. Initially, Xiao Budian’s assassination squad consisted of four people, excluding the green-robed Nascent Soul stage elder Zhao Xin and the grey-robed elder who delivered the killing blow. Lin Feng only caught three of them and he deliberately let one of them go.
Using his Steel Tree Avatar, he attempted to spread his nets wider and find out if he could discover more leads and find the main instigator of the assassination.
However, looking at it now, his counterpart had already made plans. After the Aurous Core stage cultivator escaped, he concealed himself very thoroughly. He broke off all contacts with the outside world and no one sought to contact him. Lin Feng stalked him for a long while but he was unable to find anyone to hunt down.
Lin Feng recalled his Steel Tree Avatar and thought, “I’ll leave a mana mark on him and we’ll wait and see. If he so much as moves, I’ll feel it.”
The Spiritual Conference had ended, and what’s coming up next is the opening of the Ancient Huanghai World. It’s time for 16 Aurous Core stage cultivators and 8 Foundation Establishment stage cultivators to go inside and cultivate.
However, many of the Conference’s cultivators were still enraptured by the exciting battles of the Conference.
From Yue Hongyan defeating the couple, Li Bingqing and Zou Yuhua, from the Sun Moon Sword Sect to Wang Lin defeating Huo Chen, and then to Yue Hongyan defeating Shi Shaoqian and Wang Lin’s ferocious battle against Dao Yuting, they had demonstrated powers that even Aurous Core stage cultivators had to respect.
In the Aurous Core stage round, the battle was even more exciting. However, when everyone began to recall the battle, they were depressed to find out that the battle that had left the strongest impression was the one between Zhu Yi and Xiao Budian, where the two disciples of the same sect sparred against each other for the championship title.
This was truly a depressing tale, as before Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi began their battle, everyone thought that the both Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi had seized a close victory from Mu Jihai and Jiao Junchen respectively.
They felt that Mu Jihai’s and Jiao Junchen’s losses were due to bad luck.
However, after witnessing the final battle between Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi, many people wept. They realized that neither Xiao Budian nor Zhu Yi had used their true powers in their battle against cultivators against other sects. In reality, both of them possessed the ability to completely trump the Aurous Core cultivators of other sects.
A cultivator who had attended past conferences sighed, “The Conference this years was more intense and exciting compared to those of previous years. There were also more talents this year.”
The cultivator next to him murmured, “No matter how many talents there are, no matter how exciting the battles were, one truth cannot be denied.”
“The Spiritual Conference of Huanghai this year belonged to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Saying that, everyone around them agreed in sombre silence. Someone wanted to rebut and opened his mouth. However, he realized that there was nothing he could say in rebuttal, so he just sat down, sighed and kept quiet.
Prince Anliang, Shi Zongyue, the Vivant Joy Holy Man and the Gambling Holy Man Zhuge Guang exchanged glances. Together, they shook their heads as a bitter smile appeared on their faces.
Shi Xingyun, Jiao Junchen, Tao Yaoyao, Song Qingyuan, Li Dongtao, Yun Mei, Gu Lei, Dou Kun, Huo Ming…
Shi Shaoqian, Dao Yuting, Huo Chen, Zhamu Zeluo, Li Bingqing, Zou Yuhua…
These were stars from the respective sects for this year’s Spiritual Conference. In his opinion, the quality of the conference that year was the highest in a thousand years. The various disciples who joined the Conference were all able to sweep through their opponents with their powers.
Amongst the three of them, the Vivant Joy Holy Man hosted the most Spiritual Conferences of Huanghai. According to him, he believed that the quality of participants for the Conference that year was the highest. Many participants in the Conference this year possessed the abilities to sweep through the Conference with their powers.
However, all of these talented cultivators became the stepping stones for cultivators of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. They were reduced to notches in their belts.
In the Foundation Establishment stage round, three of them took part and all of them entered the top 8. The only one who did not enter the top 4 was Yang Qing, and that was because he was defeated by his senior Yue Hongyan. In the end, Wang Lin and Yue Hongyan hogged the top 2 spots, causing the battle for the Foundation Establishment stage to turn into an intra-sect competition for the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
In the Aurous Core stage, the Celestial Sect was even more dominating. Only Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi entered, and only the two of them made it to the finals. The other competitors were reduced to mere pacers for the two of them. The final battle between Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi would go down in history as the pinnacle of fights between Aurous Core stage cultivators, shaming the many other cultivators of this conference.
What made people even more shocked was the fact that the two of them were only in their mid-Aurous Core stage, rather than the late-Aurous Core stage!
The path of a cultivator was long and winding, but most of them would have the willpower and determination to walk that path. However, after encountering Lin Feng’s disciples, many of their self-confidence had been shattered.
Initially, some of them dismissed Lin Feng as a trickster and were suspicious of him. Now, they thought in terror, “If he could produce such disciples, how powerful must he be?”
Shi Zongyue sighed as he waved his sleeves and said, “We opened the entrance to the Ancient Huanghai World. The Top 16 Aurous Core stage cultivators of this Conference and the top 8 Foundation Establishment stage cultivators for this year’s Conference could proceed via the Sea Dragon Boat.
“The other disciples could enter the the Hidden Dragon Gorge to trade and demonstrate their spells and skills, but fighting is strictly forbidden.”
“If anyone wishes to leave, they’re free to do so.”
Many people chose to stay. While they were unable to enter the Ancient Huanghai World, but they could take this chance to network and meet new people, expanding their network of contacts.
Furthermore, after those who had entered the Ancient Huanghai World exit the world, they could be the first to receive them and build rapport with them. Those who would be returning from the Ancient Huanghai World would surely bring treasures back with them, and hence they could gain some benefits from them.
Those who had obtained the rights to enter the Ancient Huanghai World would follow their leaders and fly into the sky of the Sea of the Northern Winds. There, they would board the Sea Dragon Boat which would then submerge underwater and sail towards the entrance of the Ancient Huanghai World.
When Lin Feng came to the Conference this year, not only did he bring Jieyu and the Kui Cow King, he also brought along Zhu Yi, Xiao Budian, Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan, Yang Qing, Tuntun and Zhuge Fengling.
Watching the seven of them board the Sea Dragon Boat, the other sects cursed them silently. “Freaks!”
Lin Feng smiled and looked at them board the ship, but in his heart, he wailed, “Why must I stay behind! Why am I missing out on such a good deal? This Ancient Huanghai World is ridiculous, why can’t Nascent Soul stage cultivators enter?”
“Going along would be such a blessing! There are medicines, treasures, potential to increase one’s cultivation. One may even find pretty girls there!”
Lin Feng’s brain whirred as he thought, “Why not I bring the Steel Tree Avatar in?”
He turned to his disciples with a solemn face as he said, “When you guys go into the Ancient Huanghai World, remember to stick together. If you find any goodie, don’t rush to use it or to distribute it, take it first. Never compete with each other.”
As the group of them prepared to descend into the Ancient Huanghai World, the image was too perfect and Lin Feng did not dare to watch.
Thinking about it made him giddy, and he knew that the relationships between his disciples were close like brothers. However, he could not resist adding the last sentence, targeted towards Zhu Yi, Xiao Budian and Wang Lin.
Lin Feng was scared that they would be too aggressive and accidentally make a mistake in the heat of battle, injuring each other. Such an outcome would be catastrophic.
The group of them nodded in agreement as they took Lin Feng’s words to heart. However, what Lin Feng said made them all open their eyes wide in shock.