Chapter 348: Pulling All Cards to Turn the Tide
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After hearing what Kang Nanhua said, Lin Feng nodded his head and looked at Zhu Yi, “Go and retrieve it.”
After finish speaking, he used his finger to draw out a talisman, which landed on Zhu Yi’s forehead and disappeared.
Zhu Yi bowed towards Lin Feng and left Mount Yujing under the protection of his mana. After descending on the Divine Lands, he flew towards Shazhou County.
Lin Feng looked at his back view and thought to himself, “Besides Zhu Yi, Xiao Budian’s enmity with his fellow clan member has to be resolved soon.” As he was thinking, Lin Feng signaled towards Xiao Budian, “Tianhao, come over.”
Xiao Budian walked in front of Lin Feng, “Master?”
Lin Feng said, “The Zhuyan Ice Flower that you won from Mu Jihai during the spiritual conference, bring it over.”
Xiao Budian followed his orders and retrieved the Zhuyan Ice Flower. After Lin Feng took it over, he said to Yang Qing, “Yang Qing, give me the Berserker Herb that you got from the Ancient Huanghai World.”
Yang Qing retrieved the Berserker Herb and Lin Feng said, “The both of you will exchange the magic items. Zhuyan Ice Flower will go to Yang Qing while Tianhao will keep the Berserker Herb.”
“The third mantra of the Xuanhuang Four-Words Mantra must be memorized and understood. This Berserker Herb will be of great help.” Lin Feng’s tone of voice was very serious, “But you must always remember that it must not be eaten. It helps you to fathom after cultivating the rest of the medicinal power. After fathoming it, the medicinal power must be expelled from your body, otherwise the foundation of your vitality will be compromised.”
Xiao Budian’s eyes brightened and he laughed, “I really need this thing.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “Use only one leaf each time. Take more doses but at lesser amounts. Take it step by step.”
He looked at Yang Qing, “Yang Qing, cultivate the mantra that I passed down you and you can try consolidating the crucible after that. After promoting to the advanced stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage, you shall cultivate this Zhuyan Ice Flower. The day that you form the Aurous Core will not be far from now.”
“You must be calm in everything you do and not be hasty.”
After hearing it, Yang Qing nodded his head repeatedly, “Please rest assured, Master. I will bear your teachings in mind.”
Xiao Budian came in front of Yang Qing and laughed, “Fifth Senior, I have brought back a lot of good things this time. They consist of all the parts of a plant, such as the Heavenly Clock River Jade Fruit, Purple Jade Melon, Crimson Pear and the Celestial Golden Fruit. I am planning to mix them in the medicinal valley. Can you help me to take care of them?”
Yang Qing laughed slightly, “Just leave it to me.”
Xiao Budian cheered and came before Xiao Yan, laughing, “Big Senior, let Lucky demonstrate its effects again please.”
Xiao Budian was extremely excited as he saw the image of countless tasty fruits on the mountain valley, as they grew under the prompt of the Blessed Spiritual Land.
Xiao Yan rolled his eyes, “If you want me to die, just say it to me straight.” Only the Seven Primordial Fires could feed Lucky. If he even dared to use his Primordial Fire given his current condition, he must really be looking for trouble.
Xiao Budian sighed but he reacted suddenly. He turned his body to stare at Tuntun and Tuntun felt that what he was doing was ridiculous.
“Never mind, you do not have to make any move, Big Senior. You will just need to summon Lucky out.” Xiao Budian laughed.
Xiao Yan looked at Tuntun and recalled that she possessed the Grand Sun Primordial Fire. He nodded his head immediately, “Control a little. If Lucky consumes too much of the Primordial Fire at one go, it would be indigestible and could possibly cause hurt too.”
“No worries, no worries!” Xiao Budian reassured him in delight, as if he was looking at countless delicacies in front of him.
As he was thinking, Xiao Budian looked at Tuntun again cautiously, “With so much good food around, I have to be aware of her. Especially the Golden Deer, Black Spiritual Dragon, Nine Heart Spiritual Sparrow and the pair of Flying Snow Plumes. I must keep them for later. I must not let her consume it secretly.”
Tuntun could not understand Xiao Budian’s cautious look and twisted her lips, “Ridiculous. I cannot get what you are thinking about.”
Lin Feng laughed as he saw this scene and slapped Xiao Budian’s head, “Don’t keep thinking about eating only. You must also focus on your cultivation.”
“In fact, this spiritual conference is not the best time for you to promote to the intermediate stage of the Aurous Core Stage. But since you have already done it, then forget it. But you must be more serious in your cultivation now. “Lin Feng pinched Xiao Budian’s cheek, “Otherwise, when the Tribulations of the Yin Wind comes, you will suffer!”
Xiao Budian laughed, “Don’t worry, Master. I will be serious.”
Lin Feng nodded his head and thought in his heart, “The Gengjin Flowing Water Rock, Heavenly Cinnabar, Remains of the Thunder Dragon, Feilian King Claws, Panlong Blood, Sun Essence Stone, Geocentric Fire Lotus and the Nine-Circled Ice Orchid.”
“In addition, there is also the Heavens-Patching Vine. When all these items are added together, along with the protection from my mana, will supplement the leaves and branches of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree. This should enable Xiao Budian to promote to the advanced staged of the Aurous Core Stage with a high probability. However, I am not fully confident.”
“Oh!” At this point, Lin Feng was a little stuck. The main objective of the Aurous Core Stage cultivator was to refine his Aurous Core such that it was free from impurities and looked flawless.
But Xiao Budian’s Aurous Core had nine holes in it. Since it was formed, it already had nine big holes.
If it was someone else’s Aurous Core, getting nine holes in them would have already led to the crushing of the Aurous Core.
This means that there Xiao Budian’s purple pill had an anomaly, resulting in the formation of such an Aurous Core. It seemed like there was a direct relationship to his cultivation of the nine crucibles when he was forming his Nine-Tiered Spiritual Altar during his Foundation Establishment Stage. That was why such a weird Aurous Core was formed.
It was extremely strong. The nine holes spat and swallow at the same time. Its ability to suck in spiritual energy at such a fast rate was far beyond any normal person, which enabled Xiao Budian’s mana to become one of the most vigorous among all of Lin Feng’s disciples.
The combined mana of Xiao Yan and Zhu Yi may not even match up to Xiao Budian.
In the same realm of cultivators, only those who had cultivated the Great Chaos Primordial Water could match up to Xiao Budian in terms of the vigor of their mana.
Furthermore, as the nine holes spat and swallow, they removed the impurities from the Aurous Core, allowing Xiao Budian to breeze past the Tribulations of the Yin Fire.
But there were both blessings and curses. The special characteristic of his Aurous Core caused Xiao Budian’s cultivation in the Aurous Core Stage to be much easier first before becoming difficult later. The Tribulations of the Yin Wind mended the holes. Promotion to the advanced stage of the Aurous Core Stage caused the Aurous Core to be flawless, which made it more difficult for him compared to other cultivators.
That was why after observing the special characteristic of Xiao Budian’s Aurous Core, Lin Feng had already started preparing in secret. He gathered intelligence and news, researched and thought about things, so that he could find a way for Xiao Budian to make a breakthrough in the future.
Under the motivation to achieve a specific target, the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai allowed Lin Feng to reaped heavy benefits, including the huge number of things that he had wanted.
“In this way, not much problems will arise.” Lin Feng nodded his head slightly and called for Xiao Budian and the rest to return for their cultivation.
Xiao Yan wanted to keep himself behind closed doors for a period of time. As long as he could complete the advanced stage of the Aurous Core Stage, he would have the opportunity to cultivate the Nanming Primordial Fire. At that point, with the Three Primordial Fires in his hands, he could achieve anything he wanted to.
As for Zhu Yi, he was someone who could deliver surprises. As what Lin Feng, Kang Nanhua and Miao Shihao mentioned previously, Zhu Yi was not a particularly outstanding individual, but he was very stable in his progress.
The matter of fact was that Zhu Yi had achieved an improvement after his battle with Xiao Budian. If he continued on this path, he would reach the advanced stage of the Aurous Core Stage soon and not meet with any risky situations.
Unlike Xiao Yan and Xiao Budian who caused Lin Feng to be worried all the time, Zhu Yi’s cultivation was very stable. When Kang Nanhua looked upon him favorably to be the first to reach the Nascent Soul Stage, he had his own reasons.
Yang Qing had to push for progress. His Talent and Innate Ability were enough to support him in achieving a rapid progress. What could possibly restrict him was his weak Determination. Fortunately, there was the Demon-Destroying Crimson Silk to help him. Lin Feng had also set out the path for him. Bar any surprises, reaching the advanced stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage was not a problem.
Yang Qing’s first obstacle was opening his Aura Sea in the Qi Cultivation Stage, for him to advance to the Foundation Establishment Stage.
The foundation of the Qi Cultivation Stage cultivator was a determined mindset. This was something that Yang Qing lacked. However, the fortunate thing was that with the help of the Grand Moon Primordial Water, Yang Qing could stumble over the obstacle. It was an opportunity that only happened once in a blue moon.
The most difficult obstacle for Yang Qing in the future was forming the Aurous Core. In terms of his mana, his inner self was to seek longevity. In terms of his determination, he was to overcome the barriers of life and death.
Thus, Lin Feng’s help was still needed when Yang Qing formed the Aurous Core.
As for Yue Hongyan, it was the complete reverse of Yang Qing. She was courageous and fearless. Although she had reached the advanced stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage, Lin Feng did not want her to rush towards the Aurous Core Stage, but wait out for a period of time first.
This will greatly reduce the difficulty of her forming the Aurous Core. In addition, her cultivation path will be much smoother in the future.
“As for the last person…” Lin Feng spoke but left Wang Lin out. Wang Lin stood beside him quietly and Lin Feng nodded his head slightly, “Follow me.”
He retrieved the Heavens-Patching Vine and planted it in the medicinal valley first. After that, he took out a part of the vine from the Heavens-Patching Vine.
Wang Lin was curious, “Master, isn’t this thing used to patch the Aurous Core?”
Lin Feng smiled slightly, “That is because it is very precious. No one dares to use it for a Foundation Establishment Stage cultivator.”
The biggest effect of the Heavens-Patching Vine was to mend the broken Aurous Core of a cultivator. But besides this, it can also heal a Foundation Establishment Stage cultivator’s crucible, Spiritual Altar, Aura Sea if they were incomplete.
It lived up to its name. For any flaws, it could patch them up.
But as Lin Feng said, the Heavens-Patching Vine was too rare. Out of the many worlds, only the Ancient Huanghai World had it.
After hearing it, Wang Lin felt a little hot, but he nodded his head without speaking.
Along the way back to Wang Lin’s residence, Lin Feng passed the vine to Wang Lin. Wang Lin also retrieved the Supreme Rock Spiritual Altar he got from the Ancient Huanghai World.
“No rush.” Lin Feng said as he took out a small ceramic bottle for Wang Lin. It was the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir that he got from the system, which could be used to increase one’s Innate Ability.
Lin Feng wanted to go all out, thus he was pulling all cards, trying to turn the tides for Wang Lin.