Chapter 371: A Visitor in the Ancient World
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar travelled between the mountains and he soon arrived at a mountain valley. The valley flashed a bright radiance instantaneously.
“Oh?” Lin Feng touched his brows slightly. The magic item that was causing the radiance should be an Aurous Core Stage item. There was nothing special about it.
What left Lin Feng surprised was that it seemed like a Qi Cultivation Stage cultivator was using this magic item.
Normally, including Lin Feng’s Celestial Sect of Wonders, all the sects would only give a magic item that was at most one realm above a disciple’s cultivation.
Lin Feng was already very generous with his own disciples. He was so generous that it left the other sects envious. Xiao Yan, Xiao Budian and the rest of the Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators held a piece of Aurous Core Stage magic item.
Once they form the Aurous Core, they would be given a Nascent Soul Stage item. Some other time when they formed the Nascent Soul, Lin Feng would fight to give each and every one of them a magic treasure. Of course, this was a long shot. Lin Feng was also not confident that he could do it.
But besides the special circumstance in which Xiao Yan battled Shi Chongyun, Lin Feng would not give his disciples too many magic treasures that were above their cultivation. It was not that he was unwilling, but the fact that they would be of little use to them. As their cultivation was lacking, they could not unleash the potential of the magic treasure.
Previously at Xingyun Peak, after the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor was given to Xiao Yan, it was no longer a battle between Xiao Yan and Shi Chongyun. To a certain extent, it was more of a battle between the Flaming Dragon Celestial Armor and the Evil Shadow Sword.
It was a waste to let a Qi Cultivation Stage cultivator use an Aurous Core Stage magic item, just as it was before Lin Feng.
If he did not pick it up by coincidence, then it must be someone pampering him too much.
If it was to provide sufficient protection strength to an elder, then the Aurous Core Stage Talisman would be a more appropriate choice.
When Lin Feng entered the mountain valley, he saw a 12 or 13 year old girl being surrounded by three Foundation Establishment Stage opponents. From what it seemed, without the Aurous Core Stage magic item, she would have been defeated.
But she would lose sooner or later. If her opponents did not want her alive, she would be dead by now.
“Trying to start a war with the Jun Family and the Luo Family, isn’t your Yang Family trying to gain a foothold in the Ancient Yuantian World?”
The girl snapped and released a streak of sword radiance, forcing the opponents to retreat.
The Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators looked at the sword item in the hands of the young girl and their gaze was filled with caution and greed. After hearing her, the laughed, “Starting a war with both families is obviously tough, but we will not let the news spread.”
“We do not want to put you in a spot. As long as you bring us to find the little wretch from the Luo Family, we can let you off.”
The girl looked at them with contempt, “Do you think I am so gullible?”
The cultivators laughed, “Jun Zining, believe it or not, but we have to find out the whereabouts of the little wretch from the Luo Family from you today.”
The girl was bitter and angry and tightly grabbed onto her Liyuan Sword.
“My carelessness is to be blame. I actually lost the Voice-Projecting Crystal.” Jun Zining cursed in her heart. “Otherwise, even if I cannot seek help from home, I can still ask for reinforcements from the Purple Clouds Sect.”
She calmed her nerves and swallowed two pieces of elixir that helped to replenish her mana. She swayed the Liyuan Sword once again to force her enemies to back off. She started to observe the mountain valley and looked for an opportunity to escape. “Not sure how Qingwu is doing now. She was hurt previously. Is she seriously injured?”
Just as Jun Zining was scanning the mountain valley, she saw a tall and bronze-faced youth standing on a mountain ridge, who was looking at the fight with interest.
Jun Zining was stunned, “When did this person arrive? I did not notice him earlier. Even the Liyuan Sword did not tell me.”
Noticing that Jun Zining looked confused, the cultivators were wary of any schemes. Only one of them followed her gaze and looked towards the young man. As he looked over, he was also shocked.
The opponent might come up with schemes, but their own comrade would not. The two other cultivators also looked over cautiously and saw Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar. They were all shocked, “This person had actually arrived without us realizing?”
Lin Feng did not even bother to hide his tracks. He just stood on the mountain ridge openly and watched the battle that was ensuing.
He was feeling very good at this moment. “Oh, it seems that the inheritance of mantra within a family is not considered to be discipleship? In this way, if I want to accept any disciples in the future, I can consider these few talents from those cultivation families.”
“As long as I can eliminate those with harmful intent, the pool of talent will still be very big. Not bad, not bad.”
Lin Feng smiled while looking at the Talent Analysis Device, “The system has processed finish. The information is as follows.”
“Innate Ability – 8; Intelligence – 7; Determination – 6; Fortune – 7.”
“Conclusion: The target’s talent is slightly on the higher end. It fits the criteria for a core disciple. Please consider accepting this individual as a disciple.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “The total is 28. It is not yet 30, hence does not fit the criteria of being my Immediate Disciple. But it is enough to be Xiao Budian’s disciple.”
“To reach 30 is no mean feat.” Lin Feng thought about it and observed the vibration of Jun Zining’s mana carefully. He recorded a few points in his head.
On Mount Yujing, Lin Feng’s original body left the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. He summoned the Black Dragon Jieyu. As Jieyu came in front of him, he bowed, “Master, are there any instructions for me?”
Lin Feng asked, “Jieyu, if I am not wrong, I recall you saying that the Ancient Yuantian World is divided among the 7 Aristocratic Families. And these 7 families represent the 7 powers in the Divine Lands.”
Jieyu nodded and answered, “This is the case. Behind one of the families is the figure of the Great Void Sect. I had once followed a Great Void Sect member to the Ancient Yuantian World, thus I know a lot of insider news.”
“The Purple Clouds Sect is at the Ancient Yuantian World too. Does it have its own representative too?” Lin Feng asked. Jieyu nodded his head, “That is right. The representative of the Purple Clouds Sect is the Jun Family.”
Lin Feng understood everything and thought for a moment, “Does the Ancient Yuantian World have a Yang Family?”
Jieyu answered with certainty, “Yes, the Yang Family is also one of the 7 families. Behind the Yang Family is the Samsara Sect.”
“Samsara Sect?” Lin Feng thought for a moment. He had heard of this sect, but it was only restricted to rumors. He had not interacted with them at all.
The Samsara Sect was a powerful sect in the south region of the Divine Lands. It was separated from the Great Zhou Empire by the Great Swamps of the Ancient Region. Further south was a great spatial gap that connected the Barren Lands of the demonic clan.
The common view of the human cultivation realm was to classify the Samsara Sect along with the Purple Clouds Sect, Heaven Lake Sect and the Heavenly Master Sword Sect as great powers. But they were weaker than the ancient Three Great Holy Ground, Great Qin and Great Zhou Empire.
But in fact, according to what Lin Feng had understand, the Samsara Sect was a very strong sect. The only reason why it dropped by one level was because there was a huge internal war within the sect, which was more serious than that of the internal squabbles of the Great Qin Empire.
The central powers and the aristocratic families in the Great Qin Empire internal court might have issues with each other, but everything was still in stable condition. Both parties could still control themselves.
Whereas for the Samsara Sect, many hundred thousand years ago, its internal department was already in disagreement. There were even many cracks within according to history.
According to legends, the Samsara cultivators understood the Six Paths of Samsara many years ago and used it as a foundation to build up the Samsara Sect. It was an extremely powerful sect along with the Three Great Holy Grounds.
However, following that, in the war within the demonic world, the Samsara cultivators experienced a huge defeat. After the war, the Samsara Sect was divided into the Six Paths – Heavens, Asura, Mortal, Beast, Hell and Hungry Ghoul. There were many internal squabbles between one another, which affected the influence of the Samsara Sect.
It was also during this period that many elders left and set up their own sects elsewhere.
Among them, one of the elders eventually created the Huo Family, one of the big four families in the Great Qin Empire.
In the past, Lin Feng helped Wang Lin to remove Sikong Nan from the Million Wraith Sect. It was the Hungry Ghoul Path of the Samsara Sect.
From here, it was obvious how prosperous the Samsara Sect used to be in the past.
The internal battle in the Samsara Sect has continued to this day, but there has been no resolution as of yet. The disagreements between the Six Paths had caused much unhappiness.
“The Yang Family is the archenemy of the Luo Family in the Ancient Yuantian World. The territories of the two families are tightly linked. They have been fighting for thousands of years.” Jieyu then introduced, “The Luo Family is the representative of the Great Zhou Empire in the Ancient Yuantian World.”
After hearing this, Lin Feng slightly creased his brows, “I have not heard of any dispute between the Great Zhou Empire and the Samsara Sect.”
Jieyu nodded his head, “You are right, Master. This is only a dispute between the Yang and the Luo Family. As long as it does not affect their reaping of generous benefits and precious resources of the Divine Lands to the Samsara Sect and the Great Zhou Empire, then the Samsara Sect and the Great Zhou Empire will turn a blind eye to this.”
After hearing what Jieyu said, Lin Feng understood that the dispute between the great powers in the Divine Lands does not completely extend to the Ancient Yuantian World. Although the 7 families are restricted by their backers, they still maintain some level of freedom in their decision-making.
For instance, the Great Zhou Empire and the Great Qin Empire do not share a cordial relationship. But it does not mean that the Luo Family and the Tan family, supported by the Great Zhou Empire and Great Qin Empire respectively, have an opposing relationship.
Vice versa, tense relationships between two families in the Ancient Yuantian World may also mean that their backers do share an alliance.
Lin Feng laughed, “Interesting.”
On Mount Kunlun, his Steel Tree Avatar laughed while watching Jun Zining and the Yang Family cultivators fight. With him around, although both sides were fighting, half their minds were on Lin Feng.
Lin Feng’s sudden appearance left everyone on tenterhooks as it was not obvious whose side he was taking.
Jun Zining glanced at Lin Feng and her eyes suddenly became brighter, “The way this person is standing seems like he is standing in his own backyard, don’t tell me…”