Chapter 370: Instinctive Urge to Resist
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Chu Yang’s eyelids were drooping and his vision was focused on the bricks in front of him. However, all his attention was still on Lin Feng.
That was because he felt extremely frightened. The source of this fear was the fact that his direction in life did not seem so clear anymore and was not one that he could rely on anymore. However, it was his biggest chip at turning his life around.
If it was only Lin Feng, Chu Yang could still comfort himself. Maybe he had been cultivating behind closed doors and communication between him and the outside world was scarce. After that, he continued to stay at the Grand Celestial World. All these explained why he had not heard of Lin Feng before.
Besides Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders, there were differences in other things too.
In that era, Wu Qingrou managed to remove the powers of the aristocratic families, which were the oppositions to the Great Qin Empire. During that period, he was on the side of the royal family.
But from what he observed now, Wu Qingrou seemed to be very close to the aristocratic families and was allying with them to keep the Great Qin royal family in check.
Even if Wu Qingrou was colluding with the aristocratic families, regardless of any reason, all this was different from Chu Yang’s experience.
If one thing was different, there was a huge possibility that everything else could be different. For Chu Yang, who was walking on a thin rope, a minor error would cause him to fail terribly and perhaps even not recover from it.
Chu Yang sometimes wished this was a dream and everything was only a figment of his imagination.
However, it was a pity that aside from a few discrepancies, the prophecies from his past memories convinced Chu Yang that a lot of things were bound to happen.
For instance, Liang Gan really wanted to pay a visit to the Mount Shu Sword Sect. Before he went to Mount Shu, he also really came to Mount Kunlun.
“I remembered she mentioned that she met with a serious injury during her childhood and that injury changed her destiny.” Chu Yang was horrified, “Although she does not want to tell me the concrete details, I remembered that she mentioned that it was at Mount Kunlun.”
“Mount Kunlun, Mount Kunlun, the cursed Mount Kunlun, why does everything happen there?” Chu Yang turned his body around suddenly and looked at the rooftop of the Grand Heavens Pavilion, “But Mount Kunlun is so big, I do not even know its exact location.”
“Comrade Chu, what is it?”
Chu Yang was slightly shocked. After regaining his awareness, he saw a middle-aged scribe in the Aurous Core Stage looking at him quietly, but his eyes revealed his curiosity.
Liang Gan looked over with concern too. Chu Yang coughed slightly and nodded at Liang Gan and the middle-aged scribe separately. After that, he saluted Lin Feng with his hands and said, “I have witnessed the magnificence of the Grand Heavens Pavilion and was momentarily out of spirits. If I have offended you, please forgive me for it.”
Lin Feng answered, “No worries.”
He turned his head to look at Liang Gan, “Since you have the intention of traveling around Mount Kunlun, I am happy to hear about it. Please help me pay my respects to your father.”
Liang Gan knew that this was Lin Feng’s way of bidding goodbye. He stood up immediately, “Sorry to have disturbed.”
Lin Feng watched as Zhu Yi guided them out of the Grand Heavens Pavilion.
After the crowd left the pavilion, everyone turned back to look at the pavilion and expressed their awe.
Chu Yang was also looking at the pavilion and many thoughts flashed across his mind, “Regardless of whether it is Liang Gan or the Ethereal Mountain Sect, this leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders is the best help to engage in order to break a stalemate. But..but I do not wish to interact with him much.”
“He is too mysterious. Especially in my past era, I have not heard anything about him.” Chu Yang sighed, “I hope that this is due to the fact that I am too ignorant in that past era.”
Unlike Chu Yang who was confused, Liang Gan was only feeling a little regretful. Although he clearly knew that on his first visit, Lin Feng’s extended welcome was a huge showing of his courtesy, he could also feel that Lin Feng was indifferent towards the disputes between the princes in the Great Zhou Empire.
In the internal court of the Great Zhou Empire, the Marquis of Xuanji, Zhu Hongwu, had the greatest power and he was a supporter of the crown prince. It was not due to selfish benefits, but the scientifically inclined Zhu Hongwu was very concerned about name and reputation.
With Zhu Hongwu’s influence over there, unless Liang Pan changed his mind, the position of the crown prince was very stable.
After Zhu Yi sent them off from Mount Yujing, Liang Gan sighed, “Zhu Yi is the brightest heir of the Marquis of Xuanji. The leader of the Celestial Sect is indeed brilliant.”
The middle-aged scribe beside him stared at the spot which Zhu Yi disappeared from and said suddenly, “My Lord, the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders seems aloof. I fear that he will not be proactive in interfering in this dispute.”
“On the other hand, it may be helpful to make friends with Zhu Yi. If we can gain his trust, the effect may not be worse off than with Lin Feng.”
Everyone knew what he meant. Zhu Yi was Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple. If he met with any difficulties, Lin Feng would interfere. In a short span of time, Lin Feng’s reputation for protecting his disciples had already spread across the entire Grand Celestial World.
Besides, forgetting Lin Feng, Zhu Yi was Zhu Hongwu’s biological son. If Zhu Hongwu supported the crown prince and his son supported Liang Gan, it would be a hit on the reputation of the crown prince and Zhu Hongwu.
Chu Yang said, “This idea is good and there is time to make it happen.”
“Zhu Yi has confirmed that he will return to the Great Zhou for the examination. His main purpose is to safeguard his mother’s reputation. If someone was to create an opening for him, things may go on smoother and both sides will benefit from each other.”
Chu Yang said, “Especially the fact that Zhu Yi and the Marquee of Xuanji always conflict with each other. All these are in place, but…”
“Whatever that we can think about, the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and Zhu Yi can also think about it too.” Chu Yang changed his subject, “That is why you have to be sincere and honest in carrying this out. If you do this with a scheming mind, the effect will not be good.”
The middle-aged scribe smiled slightly, “My Lord does things with sincerity and honesty.”
Chu Yang smiled and was silent. He also agreed with the view of the scribe. He was willing to be Liang Gan’s doorkeeper. Besides the fact that Liang Gan needed protection, he was also a very wise and steady person.
But with regards to the interaction with Lin Feng, Chu Yang developed an instinctive urge to resist it. Although he could control it logically, it was impossible for him to approach him with enthusiasm.
Furthermore, he had other yearnings in his heart, “How is she now? From what she says, she was injured during summer when she was nine years old. Isn’t it somewhere at this time? Where exactly at Mount Kunlun is it?”
On Mount Yujing, after Zhu Yi sent Liang Gan, Chu Yang and the rest off, Lin Feng did not think about the matter anymore.
Although he could not see the detailed statistics of Chu Yang, it seemed like it was unbelievably good. But at the moment, this had nothing to do with Lin Feng, thus he did not think about it much anymore.
Lin Feng returned to the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World and pondered, “To increase my abilities now, there are three paths for me to take.”
“Firstly, think of a way to contain that sword. I can feel that the power of one-third this sword is even higher than that of the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Six Appearances Sword and the Evil Shadows Sword. If I can control the entire sword and pair it up with the Sky-Shielding Umbrella as an attack and defense combination, they will complement each other.”
“Secondly, I can further reinforce the power of the Two Elements of Creation Formation. Out of the Six Forms of Creation and Destruction, only the Heaven and Earth Change is complete and can unleash its full potential. The rest of the forms still have potential to be unearthed.”
Lin Feng sat on top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and looked at the space above him, “Thirdly, there is also another reliable method. I can break through my own realm and increase my powers without relying on other materials.”
As he let out his breath lightly, Lin Feng used his palm to slap his head and a bright radiance appeared above it. A light figure of an infant with a similar appearance to Lin Feng rose from his head. It was his Nascent Soul.
Looking at the appearance of the infant, it was already at least three or four years old. This meant that Lin Feng was at the peak of the beginner stage of the Nascent Soul Stage.
Lin Feng slightly felt that his Nascent Soul had infused with the way of the Heaven and Earth, and there seemed to be an unlimited power from the Heaven and Earth feeding his Nascent Soul.
But this feeding was on and off. Lin Feng knew that the accumulation was sufficient, but his state of mind still lacked something
If this feeding was able to achieve some form of consistency, then he knew that he was ready to absorb the Nine Heavens Clear Air into his body and allow his mana to reach a higher level.
“Sitting and waiting will not solve anything.” Lin Feng recognized this point immediately. He pondered about it for a moment and his original self continued to remain unmoved in the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. Whereas his Steel Tree Avatar left the place and even Mount Yujing, landing at Mount Kunlun.
His Steel Tree Avatar was slowly exploring Mount Kunlun.
The abundance of flora, ancient trees, grand canyons, overlapping mountain peaks, waves and the sea of clouds…
Lin Feng was trying to fathom every one of these scenes and feel the magnificence of the creation of the Heaven and Earth.
Just as Lin Feng was busking in the miraculous view using his Steel Tree Avatar, his original self in Mount Yujing was lifeless like a sculpture. Its sign of life was gradually disappearing.
Lin Feng did not transfer all his energy to his Steel Tree Avatar. He was separating his body on purpose and creating a form of opposing condition between them – active and inactive.
Above his original self, the light figure of the infant sat on his knees. Above him, a streak of clear air became more and more obvious. A huge amount of the Nine Heavens Clear Air entered his body, nourishing his flesh and soul.
Under the effect of the clear air, Lin Feng’s Nascent Soul continued to grow stronger. Its appearance changed from a three, four year old to a seven, eight year old.
Suddenly, his Steel Tree Avatar stopped moving, as if his body became a rigid Steel Tree.
Whereas his original self on Mount Yujing gained some signs of life and his eyes opened wide suddenly.
The Nascent Soul slowly returned into Lin Feng’s head. Lin Feng revealed a smile on his face. He stood up and the Steel Tree Avatar regained some signs of life too. It was ready to return to Mount Yujing.
At this point, Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar felt a sudden vibration of mana, as if a battle was ensuing inside of it.
“Mediocre cultivation, but something special in the mantra.” Lin Feng smiled. He did not seem to mind as the north foot of Mount Kunlun was like a backyard to him. But he would not draw up any restrictions to prevent anyone from entering.
Until there was a voice in Lin Feng’s ears that left him excited, “Oh, someone from the Grand Celestial World?”