Chapter 360: Almost there. Just a bit more
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As Lin Feng watched Zhu Yi refined the white jade boulder and constructed his Heavenly Temple, his face also revealed a heartwarming smile.
Wang Lin’s comprehension of the importance of returning to the fundamentals and staying real had indeed inspired Zhu Yi and Xiao Yan and was indeed worthy of praises.
But nevertheless, that was a path that belonged to Wang Lin. For Zhu Yi and Xiao Yan, it remained merely as an inspiration. If they were to go ahead and emulate Wang Lin, they would have discarded their own characteristics in pursuit of someone else’s.
Zhu Yi had understood the logic of this and hence made the right decision. Zhu Yi, Xiao Yan and Xiao Budian were very similar to Wang Lin as they were all very determined and independent people. They would not easily be moved by the opinions or words of others.
Even Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing would have made the right choice after understanding the essence of what had just happened. As of now, it was simply because of their lower cultivation level that they could not understand it right away.
All the six disciples looked at each other before laughing in unison.
Xiao Budian smiled at Wang Lin and said, “Third Senior, you have failed. You did not manage to persuade any of them.”
Wang Lin giggled and shook his head, “I am happy that I have failed.”
Xiao Yan smiled, “Alright, time for the last man. It’s my turn.” Everyone followed Xiao Yan to the last white jade boulder. Upon reaching, Xiao Yan began with the refining right away.
Almost all of Xiao Yan’s cultivation prowess had been used to suppress the three uncontrollable Primordial Fires in his body. Hence, Lin Feng gave exceptional welfare to him as he used his mana readily to achieve whatever concepts that Xiao Yan had in his head. All that Xiao Yan had to do was to simply make a conscious thought to either reshape a certain rock or decide where to plant certain trees.
Xiao Yan did not change much of the appearance of the boulder. All he did was to open up a cave in the internal part of the boulder. Once the interior had been settled, Xiao Yan walked into the cave before staring at the ceiling for a good long while. He turned around and asked Lin Feng, “Master, I would like to open up seven openings in the ceiling.”
A glimmer flashed across Lin Feng’s eyes before Lin Feng laughed, “Why would I not want to fulfil your ambitious wish?”
After completing his line, Lin Feng waved his hand and seven holes formed in the ceiling.
Zhu Yi and the rest were also very impressed with Xiao Yan’s ambition as they exclaimed, “What a great attitude, Big Senior!”
XIao Yan smiled and activated the mantra within him as three cluster of flames emerged on his body. One of them was a bluish-purple color, the other was a bright golden color and a faint golden color one which had a flash of red and blue color within. They were none other than the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire, the Grand Sun Primordial Fire and the Nanming Primordial Fire.
That was the power of the Primordial Fires which Xiao Yan had extracted from the fire source within his body. Seeing how Xiao Yan had began with his execution of the technique, Lin Feng also activated his mana and assisted Xiao Yan with his control of the flames in case they went out of control.
The three cluster of flames remained relatively peaceful and dormant under the suppression from Lin Feng but no one present could say that they did not felt an inherent sense of fear within them.
The flames were allocated a hole each in the ceiling of the cave and they sat there quietly as they burnt on. The remaining four holes were left empty for now.
Lin Feng helped Xiao Yan to add on a mana seal to stabilize the three Primordial Fires.
Xiao Yan communicated with his abode spiritually and the power of the white jade boulder gradually came to a balancing point with the power of the three Primordial Fires.
From the exterior of the cave, the originally white and flwless humongous boulder now had a bright fireglow emerging from the very center of the mountain. It was as though the entire boulder was burning, giving it a grandiose look.
Lin Feng smiled, “For now, I will use my mana to protect your abode. But onece you have completely subdued and refined the three Primordial Fires, you will make your own rearrangements over here.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head, “Yes, Master.”
Xiao Budian leaned towards Xiao Yan and smiled, “Big Senior! You are truly an ambitious person! You really want to collect all seven Primordial Fires?”
“I believe no one has done it before, right?” Xiao Yan shrugged an dcontinued, “I shall be the first one then.”
Lin Feng stared at him and thought, “Little rascal, I have 200% confidence in you. There is already one Primordial Fire waiting for you on the mountain. We just have to wait for you to completely subdue your current three Fires.”
Yang Qing asked out of curiosity, “Big Senior, what are you going to name your abode?”
Xiao Yan giggled, “You know… I’m someone who really prefers to avoid giving myself headaches.”
He turned around and looked at Lin Feng, “I will need Master to help me write it down. Since my mantra is called the Burning Heavens Mantra, I shall name my abode as the Inferno Precipice.”
Xiao Budian and the rest exclaimed in unison, “Wow, Big Senior! You are really great at giving yourself excuses! How low can you go…”
Lin Feng smiled as he wrote down the two words, “Inferno Precipice” on the boulder.
As the flame in the boulder burnt on, the two words on the boulder appeared to be burning as well, giving it an extra look of vitality.
“I guess we are all done with our arrangements,” Lin Feng placed his palms together and the entire structure of the six different abodes as well as their individual cloud bridges trembled as the power of the void flowed through every single structure. After the trembling stopped, the spiritual energy for the entire humongous structure was finally stabilized.
In the realm of the void, the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds transformed into a sea of clouds. Within this voluminous sea, there was the fiery Inferno Precipice, the school-like Heavenly Temple, the serene Forest Abode, the snowy and windy Blizzard Valley, the verdant Nirvana World and the ancient Wasteland Valley. Together, the six abodes surrounded and defended Mount Yujing.
Because of the intimate connection built from spiritual energy, they were all a single entity. But because all the different abodes had their individual personality and design, they could also be viewed as independent entities.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest were staring in amazement at this sight. On Mount Yujing, Kang Nanhua, Miao Shihao, Jieyu, Kui Cow King, Tun Tun and Zhuge Fengling all came out from their respective areas and were equally stunned by the astounding sight before them. After recovering from the initial shock, they all began to cheer in unison.
A group of second-generation disciples leaned on the window frames of their exquisite dormitories and were equally tongue-tied at the incredible view before them.
In the past, they only knew that their Sect was very strong. But after today, they had definitely raised their expectation and understanding of the resources and power of their Sect.
Seeing the effects of his stun on his disciples and supporting staff, Lin Feng thought, “My Sect is almost there. Just a bit more and it will become unstoppable.”
Lin Feng smiled as he activated his mana before throwing the Golden Deer and the Black Spirit Serpent into Xiao Budian’s Wasteland Valley. Following which, he threw Tun Tun in as well.
Xiao Budian was originally salivating as he saw how his Master threw in the Golden Deers into his valley. But when he saw Tun Tun being thrown in as well, he was nearly scared out of his wits, “Master! Why did you throw that fellow in as well? Aren’t you throwing a fox into a chicken pen?”
Lin Feng smiled, “If I was to look around on Mount Yujing, the only place that could raise her would be your place. Hence, naturally, you will have to assume the responsibility.”
The rest of them began to laugh out loud as Xiao Yan patted hardly on Xiao Budian’s shoulder. “My dear Little Junior, at least she can eat something normal at your place. It’s definitely much better than her running around thieving food. I definitely don’t want her to steal my elixirs.”
Zhu Yi, Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan were all laughing whereas Yang Qing tried to stifle his laughter. Yang Qing was still very much afraid of Tun Tun.
Yang Qing was in charge of the Medicine Mountains. Because of Tun Tun’s frequent visits to steal either the herbs or the Grand Moon Primordial Water, Yang Qing had a bad experience with her; he could not subdue her nor win her in a fight.
Hearing this news, Xiao Budian’s small face crumbled into the shape of a Chinese bun.
Lin Feng continued with his plan as he released another two streaks of mana which landed on the Tripitaka Block and the Celestial Golden Pavilion. He turned around and told Xiao Yan and Wang Lin, “I have connected the Celestial Golden Pavilion and the Tripitaka Block to the Inferno Precipice and the Forest Abode respectively. With the token that I will give you, you all may directly enter the buildings from your abode.”
Wang Lin nodded his head. Xiao Yan, on the other hand, was still distracted by his elation that Tun Tun had been removed from him. He was still busy staring at the dismayed Xiao Budian.
Lin Feng smiled and asked him, “Why? Do you want me to give you a friend there as well?”
Hearing his Master’s words, Xiao Yan gave his widest grin, “Of course not, Master! I am happy with how things are!”
The past few days had been a nightmare and now that he could finally evade from Tun Tun, he definitely did not want Lin Feng to give him another nightmare.
Of course, Lin Feng understood what was going on as he smiled and shook his head. He led the group of disciples back to the Tripitaka Block.
Right before entering the Tripitaka Block, Lin Feng turned his head and told Zhu Yi, “Announce this to the rest, three days later, I will be giving a lecture. All second-generation disciples are to attend. If any of you are interested, you all may come as well.”
Zhu Yi replied, “I understand, Master!”
Xiao Yan and the rest looked at one another and smiled, “We will definitely come, Master!” As the immediate disciples of Lin Feng, they had learnt about the immense benefits they had gained from listening to Lin Feng in the past. Hence, they would never complain about sitting in for to many of his lectures.
Lin Feng pointed at all of them and ordered, “Go back to your abodes and prepare. Go and familiarize with your own abode and mantras.”
“After my lecture, I will begin the selection of the most outstanding disciples from the second generation. They will then join your abodes and become your disciples.”
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest immediately became serious and bowed before Lin Feng. “We will definitely put in our utmost effort with the preparations. Rest assure, Master!”
Lin Feng nodded his head and smiled, “With regards to who will actually become your disciple, it all depends on fate. I will not enforce on the allocation.”
“I will decide on the quantity of disciples and they will then choose which one of you to follow. They will have the right to choose and decide.” Lin Feng continued, “Subsequently, it will be your turn to decide if you are willing to accept the person as your disciple. You may set questions or create scenarios to test them.”
“Hence, in this short span of three days, it is extremely important for you to prepare all these matters. Pay more attention and observe the second-generation disciples. See if any of them are of your liking. This would also be a test of your evaluative abilities. I will then see if the guys you all like can pass my selection criteria.”
After hearing these, the group of disciples revealed a smile as they were all eager to try their hands on this new task.
Xiao Budian smiled, “This sounds incredibly exciting but Second Senior has too big of an advantage!”
Zhu Yi smiled and remained silent. But his smile right now was perceived as nothing but despicable. The rest jokingly raised their fists and exclaimed in unison, “Don’t be too happy about it! It’s still early!”
Lin Feng smiled, “Alright enough. Time to disperse and carry on with your preparations.” He turned around and spoke to Wang Lin, “Wang Lin, go and carry on with the preparations first. We will pay a visit to the Tripitaka Block some other time.”
Wang Lin nodded his head, “Rest assure Master! I will not forget.”
After entertaining his disciples, Lin Feng walked into the Tripitake Block and stood in the center of the book depository. He clapped with his hands and streak after streak of light flew out from his body.