Chapter 340: Causing Trouble for Oneself
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After using his mana to assess Xiao Yan’s internal condition, an odd expression appeared on Lin Feng’s face.
For he realized that Xiao Yan’s wound was not caused by external forces. Instead, the Nanming Primordial Fire within was not just a residue left in his body after the fight.
According to Lin Feng’s prediction, Xiao Yan probably tried to absorb the Nanming Primordial Fire by himself. He didn’t expect the three primordial fires to start fighting in his body.
In another body, Xiao Yan’s current predicament was a result of his internal body losing control.
The Seven Great Primordial Fires possessed the abilities to incinerate the heavens and earth. Once they met, they would not respond well to each other.
Instead, they would be like tigers fighting for dominance. They would not cease fighting until a victor had emerged.
Earlier on, Xiao Yan could control the Grand Sun Primordial Flame and the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire because of special reasons.
For the Grand Sun Primordial Flame, he had mastered the Scripture of the Great Heaven-Illuminating Sun. For the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, he wielded the Nefarious Almighty Sword.
With these two items, combined with the control and balance brought about by the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams, Xiao Yan was able to control the powers of the two fires. Not only was he unharmed, but he could also his primordial fire-based Aurous Core to surpass other Purple Aurous Core cultivators.
However, such a balance was inherently forced and weak. Now that he tried to add the Nanming Primordial Fire into his body, the balance was instantly destroyed. The three types of primordial fires rioted in Xiao Yan’s body and reduced him to crippling wreck.
“Did your wife tried to teach you her house’s Nanming Primordial Fire?” Lin Feng looked at Xiao Yan and was unsure whether he should laugh or cry. “Her feelings for you are indeed strong, but you two idiots are too reckless!”
Lin Feng smiled bitterly and shook his head, “I did not expect to obtain the Nanming Primordial Fire so easily. Now, it appears to be a big problem.”
He extended his palms as an unlimited amount of purple gas appeared, enveloping Xiao Yan within.
As the Lin Feng’s mana was channelled into Xiao Yan’s body, it suppressed the three primordial fires within him that were running amok. They were beaten senseless by Lin Feng’s mana.
The three primordial fires appeared to be sentient. They flew into a rage at the same time, and then stopped they appeared to tacitly agree to stop fighting before attacking Lin Feng together.
As the battle was within Xiao Yan’s body, Lin Feng was very meticulous with the control of his powers to avoid harming Xiao Yan.
However, he would not back down in the face of the primordial fires. Instead, he sought to control them. The longer the primordial fires were allowed to run amok, the greater the damage Xiao Yan would incur.
Lin Feng’s eyes shone. In his eyes, one could see the destruction and rebirth of the universe and the creation of the original elements as well as the splitting of the heaven and earth.
The power within Lin Feng could calm the chaotic currents of the universe, and under the pressure of this power, the three primordial fires began to slowly retreat. They slowly retreated, heavily wrecked, back into Xiao Yan’s Aurous Core.
After calming the primordial fires in his body, Xiao Yan’s pained expression calmed. While he was still weak, he was past the most dangerous zone.
After a while, he regained his senses. He looked at Lin Feng and smiled bitterly, “To think I was so confident earlier on, I could not imagine that in the blink of an eye I would need master’s help again.”
Lin Feng looked at him sourly and said, “This is worse than getting trashed by others, as all of your wounds are self-inflicted. If you were beaten by others, I will beat them up for you. Now, what can I do?”
“Do you want me to beat you up?”
Xiao Yan cheekily replied, “Master, please calm yourself. I did not expect that absorbing the Nanming Primordial Fire would lead to so many problems.”
“The more you wish for something, the harder it will be for you to get it,” Lin Feng tapped his head and then said, “With your current mastery and your current revelations from our sect’s spell, it is impossible for you to simultaneously control all three primordial fires.”
Lin Feng continued, “You should have known that, right? If you wish to control all three types of primordial fires, then you should reach at least the late Aurous Core stage, where your Aurous Core will be impeccable.”
Xiao Yan grimaced, “Yes, when the three primordial fires were wrecking havoc in my body, I felt that I would’ve been able to control them had I been in the late-Aurous Core stage mastery.”
“From now onwards, including after we returned to Mount Yujing, you should conduct your own closed-door training. Don’t fight with anyone. We’ll discuss more after you reached the late-Aurous Core stage,” said Lin Feng. “With my protection, you could fight others. But do you really want to be protected by me all the time?”
Xiao Yan shook his head vigorously, “No way! Relax master, I will concentrate on reaching the late-Aurous Core stage.”
Bitterness was written all over his face. He understood clearly in his heart that without Lin Feng’s power, he was completely unable to suppress the three chaotic primordial fires.
When others tried to pick a fight, even if Xiao Yan used only his inherent mana and spells, he would lose control of the three primordial fires.
Unless Lin Feng remained by his side at all times to take care of him like a mother hen, but such an existence would be a nightmare for Xiao Yan.
Looking at Xiao Yan’s bitter face, Lin Feng sighed in his heart.
The most senior disciple of his sect had been incapacitated.
Before this, Xiao Yan could be said to be Lin Feng’s number 1 fighter.
His personality was stubborn and fearless. Faced with any challenge to his sect, he would be the first to stand up and respond.
Now, he was as helpless as a newborn. The difference between the past and present almost made Lin Feng laugh.
Looking at Lin Feng trying to stifle his laugh, Xiao Yan’s lips twitched hesitantly. Soon, he too burst out in laughter. Shaking his head, he too realized that this misadventure really did him in.
Lin Feng smiled and said, “It’s okay, relax. This may not be a complete debacle. Focus on cultivation and after you reached the late-Aurous Core stage your powers would increase exponentially with three primordial fires in your body.”
He then said, “If you could take advantage of the Tribulation of the Yin Wind to integrate the Nanming Primordial Fire into your Aurous Core, then the quality of your Aurous Core would go up by one stage. After you formed your nascent soul, it will greatly benefit you.”
“Of course, there are many dangers associated with this. When you undergo the Tribulation of the Yin Wind, you must be a thousand times more careful. This will require some careful planning. However, you don’t need to worry too much as I’ll help you arrange it. What you need to do right now is to cultivate calmly and calm the three primordial fires in preparation for your ascension into the late-Aurous Core stage.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head and said, “I understand, I will not disappoint you master.”
With that, Lin Feng re-ignited the Fire of the Eight Trigrams in his heart and laughed, “Your Nanming Primordial Fire was given to you by your wife, right? How was the meet-up?”
Xiao Yan sniggered and said, “Yeah, I’ve seen her. The Nanming Primordial Fire was indeed given to me by her. She also passed me her family’s spell, the Holy Lihuo Mantra.”
Lin Feng’s face twitched, “You truly are reaching our arms to everywhere. Good job, Xiao Yan. You’ve already touched taken the dowry.”
However, Xiao Yan’s mood worsened quickly, “However, after I met with Zhen’er for a brief moment, we split. She said there’s something going on with her family at the moment…”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “It appears that her family did not plan to stick with their original plan.”
He looked at Xiao Yan and then continued, “I wonder if this would affect Xiao Zhen’er’s plans for marriage? Normally, with her ability and talent, she should have complete autonomy over her marriage. However, if her family planned to stick to their original plans, then things may turn ugly.”
Xiao Yan said softly, “If that happens, I’ll come here again to bring her away.”
Lin Feng thought, “Xiao Yan, while you may not be successful in marrying her, but you have to have an open mindset in the meantime. It may be just a hiccup, but it would be the cherry on top of your bedazzling life.”
“Anyone who tried to steal your girl really has no idea what he’s up against. In all honesty, they’re just giving you presents. You can derive many benefits from them too.”
“Oh yeah, master, how’s the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai?” Xiao Yan thought of it suddenly and asked. “By coming here, will your plans be affected?”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Don’t worry, in the Foundation Establishment round, Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing were all amongst the top 8. In the end, Wang Lin and Yue Hongyan both entered the finals and clinched the first and second placing. Hongyan is the champion of the Foundation Establishment stage round.”
Hearing that, a joyful expression appeared on Xiao Yan’s face. He was about to say something, but he paused and then asked carefully, “Fifth Junior, who did he lose to?”
Lin Feng understood what he was thinking before laughing, “Yang Qing was unlucky. During the quarter-finals, he was paired up with Yue Hongyan.”
Xiao Yan relaxed and then said, with a trace of schadenfreude, “Then his luck is really too bad! Meeting Third Junior is not as bad as meeting Fourth Junior! Was he beaten senseless by her?”
Lin Feng shook his head and continued, “In the Aurous Core stage, both Zhu Yi and Tianhao entered the finals. In the end, Tianhao won.”
Xiao Yan burst out laughing, “Good job! Wonderful! I’m relieved!”
Lin Feng looked at him from the corner of your eyes, “Why won’t you be relieved? They’re both in their mid-Aurous Core stage.”
Xiao Yan smiled, brimming with pride, “This is a good thing! I can’t wait to compete with them to see who’s stronger…”
Here, he stopped. He suddenly remembered that he had lost his powers. He could not even compete against Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing right now, much less Zhu Yi and Xiao Budian.
To be brutally frank, he may not even beat Zhuge Fengling.
Xiao Yan looked sheepishly at Lin Feng with a pained smile before saying, “We’ll compete after we all enter the Aurous Core stage…”
Lin Feng laughed till he could no longer help it. He wanted to poke fun at Xiao Yan before his heart jumped and he thought, “What’s going on at the Sea of the Northern Wind? What could possibly go wrong with seven Immortal Soul stage elders there?”