Chapter 358: Finally Masters
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As Mount Yujing trembled, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest all revealed a shocked look on their faces.
Because they had just witnessed the excavation of six humongous boulders from the body of Mount Yujing. Lin Feng had removed these six boulders and allowed them to float freely in the void above.
These six boulders were glittering like humongous pieces of white jade and they were all roughly the size of a little knoll. They were all of a different shape which was a fact Lin Feng did not seem to be bothered by.
These boulders might have left the main body of Mount Yujing but they were not completely out of its control. They were like satellites orbiting about Mount Yujing as though they were guarding the spiritual mountain.
At this moment, Lin Feng was one with Mount Yujing, the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds as the four different parties achieved a harmony and balance never attained before.
The Black Heavenly Treasure Tree’s branches trembled as six unbelievably thick branches of leaves which were extremely close to the main trunk of the tree detached themselves. Following which, they transformed into six streaks of colorful light as they connected themselves between the edge of Mount Yujing and the humongous boulders which were afloat.
The Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds surged as they formed purple bridges over the branches between Mount Yujing and the six boulders.
The purple clouds expanded and enveloped the six boulders, giving them some sort of independence while maintaining the intimate connection with Mount Yujing.
After this step, Lin Feng revealed a smile as he turned around to look at his disciples.
Xiao Yan and the five other disciples stared blankly at what laid in front of them. It took them a good while before they regained their senses. They stared at each other before looking back at the white jade boulders that were suspended in mid-air outside of Mount Yujing. They all had their guesses and revealed a gleeful expression.
Xiao Budian quickly swallowed his saliva as he leaned in closer to Lin Feng, “Master, are those ours?”
The rest of them, while maintaining their gaze on the boulders, listened hard at the conversation as they were equally eager to find out the answer to Xiao Budian’s question.
Lin Feng smiled, “I am very satisfied with the progress of all your different mantras. All of you have met my expectations and even exceeded for some of you. And just as what I have mentioned earlier, all of you can become a Master of your own right already.”
“Since all of you are going to become Masters, you must have your own cultivation abode. Hence, I opened six abodes for all of you!”
Lin Feng gazed at Xiao Yan and the rest before continuing, “A baby bird eventually has to leave the nest to battle with the wind currents. Hence, today marks the first step towards independence. All of you might have left my abode but you will all still be on Mount Yujing.”
“In the days ahead, once your cultivation has improved to the next level, and have found a suitable abode outside of Mount Yujing, you can then create your own little world over there.”
Xiao Budian was alarmed by Lin Feng’s words as he exclaimed, “Master, are you chasing us away?”
Lin Feng chuckled as he shook his head before patting on his head, “My foolish boy, as long as you all wish, you all can return as you wish to visit me on Mount Yujing. If you all do not want to leave or cannot find a satisfactory abode, I am definitely fine with you all staying here forever. It’s not as if I can’t support all of you.”
Xiao Yan remained silent before stepping forward suddenly and giving Lin Feng a bow with utmost respect. “I will always be the disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. I will always be Master’s disciple. Till the end of time!”
The rest of them, including the usually naughty Xiao Budian, immediately put on a solemn disposition as they bowed towards Lin Feng, “We will always be the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders . We will always be Master’s disciple!”
Lin Feng looked at them and revealed a blissful smile before nodding his head gradually, “All of you do not have to be so uptight about this. For me, I only want to see all of you achieving the success that you deserve.”
Lin Feng pointed at the six boulders outside of Mount Yujing before continuing, “Although the six boulders do not have much of a difference, I still think that it will be better if you guys could go and choose your own boulder. After selecting, a lot of chores would await you.”
“You all will have to decide how to decorate your own abodes. You all will have to be resourceful and settle your own problems. I will only come in if you guys can’t handle it yourself.”
Xiao Yan and the rest were all elated and excited when they heard what Lin Feng had just said.
The six of them stared at one another before Xiao Yan broke the silence. “When it comes to such matters, the Big Senior should allow his juniors to pick first.”
Zhu Yi smiled and echoed, “Big Senior is correct. In that case, we shall start from the smallest then.”
Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing nodded their heads as Xiao Budian grinned cheekily. “Hee! Hee! I shall not waste any time then!”
He leaned towards Lin Feng before whispering, “Master, can you whisper to me which is the best boulder?”
Seeing this, Xiao Yan and the rest pointed at him before laughing, “You little brat! It must be you whenever it comes to sleazing away!”
Xiao Budian grinned as he made faces at them.
Lin Feng smiled, “They are indeed all the same. But in the future, how they will look will depend on your management.”
Xiao Budian scanned the different boulders before leaping onto one of the colorful bridges formed from the branch and the purple clouds. He smiled and exclaimed, “I shall pick this then.”
Following which, he turned his head to look at his future abode and patted himself on the back. “What a great abode!”
Lin Feng smiled as he was equally satisfied with his own work. The work earlier also demanded Lin Feng to put in his 100%. In fact, he was stretched beyond his old limits.
The connection between him, Mount Yujing, the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds had never been so tight. It was only because of this that he was able to create these six independent abodes which were still tightly bound to Mount Yujing.
Xiao Yan and the rest were mulling over their techniques in the Tripitaka Block and consolidating their insights and learning. It was definitely very effective in improving one’s technique and understanding of Taoism. For Lin Feng, what he just did had achieved the same effect as well.
Now, Lin Feng might not have improved on his techniques. But instead, his foundation was much stronger than before and subsequent training in the future would be definitely more smooth-sailing than before.
After Xiao Budian, the rest of them all picked a single abode. Just as what Lin Feng had said, all of these abodes were all made from the same Mount Yujing stone. They were all of the same size and hence, there was nothing for the disciples to complain about.
After witnessing the completion of the selection, Lin Feng led them onto Xiao Budian’s abode.
“Tianhao, you will have to build your own abode yourself. Only if you are unable to do so, I will step in to assist you.” Lin Feng led the group across the colorful cloud bridge as they stepped onto the humongous boulder. Lin Feng smiled at Xiao Budian and continued, “Put in more effort into this. You will be residing here for awhile.”
Xiao Budian nodded his head excitedly as he put his hands behind his back and walked around like an adult.
He radiated a relaxed aura but he was walking at a really slow pace. It was as though he made a deliberate pause with every step.
As his step landed, there would be changes to the shape of the boulder as the surrounding purple clouds vibrated with the impact.
Lin Feng was also not lazing by the side as he utilized his mana to bridge the connection between the boulder and Xiao Budian. His assistance allowed Xiao Budian to refine the boulder with greater ease.
The entire process which Xiao Budian was revamping his abode was exactly the same process with the refining of the boulder.
“This boulder contains the essence of time.” As Xiao Budian strolled back and forth, he had already started to comprehend some of the principles behind the boulder. He suddenly stopped walking as he put his hands together and muttered, “Verse!”
As the “Verse” character began to be activated, the speed at which the boulder was being refined increased tremendously. And as he began the process of refining the boulder, Xiao Budian’s understanding of the Xuanhuang Four-Word Mantra became even stronger. And towards the end, even the “Uni” character started to reveal itself.
Xiao Budian stood peacefully on the highest point of the white jade boulder, where the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds orbited around him as both the “Uni” and “Verse” were used in tandem,
Lin Feng smiled gently as he extended his finger and made a tapping motion in the direction of the white jade boulder. Following which, the shape of the boulder began to undergo metamorphosis.
The tip of the boulder where Xiao Budian was at began to sink and soon enough the huge depression formed became a humongous valley.
Standing in the middle of the valley, Xiao Budian looked upwards for a good long while before he retracted his mana and spell. He gazed at Lin Feng and said, “Master, I think I might have just saw how I ccan potentially develop the Xuanhuang Four-Word Mantra. The feeling was amazing.”
Lin Feng smiled, “That is normal. You understanding of Taoism and your own techniques has improved once again. This is merely the beginning of your long journey.”
“Now, it is the time for you to give your abode a name.”
Xiao Budian smiled and leapt from the bottom of the valley onto the colorful cloud bridge without any hesitation. He found a nice spot on the right side of the cliff and wrote with his bare hand.
After finishing, Xiao Budian began to put on his adult act again as he hugged his fist and greeted everyone, “Welcome to my Wasteland Valley. Please make yourself feel comfortable.”
The others all felt a very ancient and primal aura from the valley as though they had returned to the ancient times. However, within this aura, they also felt a strong aura of vitality as though there were limitless possibilities. It was as if life and creation had just began and were ready to lead all life in their evolution.
Lin Feng grinned as he placed his palms together and two streaks of light emerged from the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. They flew across the sky and landed in the Wasteland Valley. They were none other than the Flowing Wind Sigil and the Thunder Element Sigil. They now resided at the center of the valley and formed the Wind and Thunder Parturition Talisman Formation.
“In the future, this formation shall belong to your abode.” Lin Feng continued, “We shall leave the Kui Cow King on Mount Yujing for now. Once we have found a suitable wind-class spiritual beast, we shall then shift both of them here.”
Xiao Budian nodded his head fervently, “I will shift all the beasts, herbs and fruits to my abode.”
“You little brat!” Lin Feng smiled as he shook his head before turning to look at Xiao Yan and the rest. “Let’s go. Let’s see how you all will renovate your abode.”