Chapter 380: Familiar Foe
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After hearing Xiao Budian claiming that it was someone familiar, Yang Qing eyes brightened. “Does this mean that I did not see things wrongly?”
Lin Feng answered, “You are right, it is indeed someone we know. After the battle at Shazhou County, the other party died down and there was no more movement from them. There was news that their family’s Immortal Soul Stage cultivator had retreated behind closed doors.”
“Now it seems like they do not dare to exact revenge openly, but carrying out dirty actions in the dark.”
Xiao Budian said, “Master, there is another suspicious point.”
He pointed at the youth who was in a coma inside the crucible, “From observing the aura of the mana of the other party who attacked him, his cultivation is way above him. If he really wanted to kill him, he could do it easily. There is no way he could have survived.”
Yang Qing said, “He let him survive on purpose, so that he can achieve his goal of smearing the name of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head repeatedly, “It is very possible that this is their motive.”
“I don’t think this is all.” Lin Feng looked at the youth and said, “Follow me.”
Lin Feng’s original self continued to hold down Mount Yujing. He used his Steel Tree Avatar to bring Xiao Budian and the rest out of the mountain and landed on Mount Kunlun.
After landing, Lin Feng said quietly, “All spread and use your spiritual awareness to find whether the person from the Aeolus Sect was acting on his own or under a scheme by the Aeolus Sect.”
Imitating as a Celestial Sect of Wonders disciple and attacking the youth left an aura behind that revealed it was an Aeolus Sect cultivator.
The place that Lin Feng led to them was the north edge of Mount Kunlun. Further north was a desert region, where Shazhou County could be seen.
The various disciples from the Celestial Sect of Wonders started to proceed in the eastern direction. They expanded their search area gradually and scanned the area.
Lin Feng’s original self was the head of the search. His supernatural awareness reached far and wide. After a period of searching, Lin Feng discovered something
“Oh? Although it was not someone from the Aeolus Sect, it was someone familiar. Wasn’t it inappropriate for him to appear at such a place?”
Lin Feng laughed. His supernatural awareness did not discover an Aeolus Sect cultivator but a very familiar vibration of mana.
It was the vibration of mana from the Yu Clan, one of the 4 big clans within the Great Qin Empire. There were some disciples cultivating the Mantra of Xuanming inside. Even the lowest in cultivation was a Foundation Establishment Stage cultivator.
Besides the Yu Clan cultivators, there were two other youths in the group who were injured and they looked lost.
Out of these two youths were among the Yu Clan cultivators, one of them said while trembling, “I did not think that the people from the Celestial Sect of Wonders were so brutal. They are no different from monsters!”
The other youth agreed and nodded his head.
Beside them was a young man in white, in the cultivation of Foundation Establishment Stage. He was a descendant disciple of the Yu Clan. As he heard what they were talking about, a smug look appeared on his face.
As the young man in white looked at the two youths, he said warmly, “The cultivation world has always been a brutal one. It is not as perfect as you all think. Many cultivators are willing to do harmful things to achieve unlimited power.”
“We call that going onto the demonic path. There are more of those who die in the hands of such cultivators than in a bloody battle.”
Both of them let out a cold breath at the same time and their faces revealed a shocked expression.
The young man in white followed suit before continuing to say, “As a cultivator, although I struggle with life and destiny, I have never tried to implicate others with me. We hate those demons and are fighting them all the time. We hope to destroy them completely.”
“After a while, less and less of these demonic paths are taken. Under the pressure that we bring, they have started to learn how to disguise themselves and act like orthodox cultivators like us. But their goal is to lie to everyone and fulfill their selfish desires.”
The young man in white continued, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders is such a demonic sect. Their brutality has been experienced first-hand by the both of you.”
The two youths were shocked but enraged, and they were filled with hate but were afraid too. “We did not think that they were so brutal. We still wanted to become disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. We were blind!”
The young man in white shook his head and laughed, “You can’t be blamed. The both of you have not encountered our world before. There are a lot of things that the both of you won’t now.”
One of them asked in fear, “I heard that the Celestial Sect of Wonders accepted many disciples at Shazhou County previously. Those who had entered, have they all become…”
“Maybe it is not everyone. But there are already many of them who should be quite powerful already.” The young man in white said with a face of regret. “The so-called Sect Opening Ceremony at Shazhou County is the huge scam designed by the Celestial Sect of Wonders to attract people like the both of you who are unaware.”
“That time, many people, including the Yu Clan, went over to stop them. But we did not know that their demonic power was so strong. Out of our expectations, many of the highly-skilled individuals from our clan did not reach in time, which gave the Celestial Sect of Wonders the opportunity to capitalize.
He looked at the two youths and said, “This is also a huge regret for those who believed in good. If we had stopped the Celestial Sect of Wonders, we could have save many people.”
As they saw the young man in white revealed a regretful look, the two youths comforted him, “Elder, please do not blame yourselves. We believe you do not want it to happen in this way too.”
“That is right, that’s why we are doing our best to make up now. Hopefully, we can prevent more losses and stop more people from being tricked by the Celestial Sect of Wonders.” The young man in white looked at this two youths and revealed a smile on his face, “At least our efforts are not wasted.”
One of the youths revealed a determined expression and bowed towards the young man in white, “Elder, please accept me as your disciple. I want to learn the celestial arts from you. Once I achieve something, I want to follow you to resist the Celestial Sect of Wonders!”
“If you did not save us from the demonic hands of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, we would long be dead.” The other youth bowed towards him hurriedly, “Elder, please accept me too. I want to be powerful too and defeat the demons, to save the others from being scammed.”
The young man in white laughed. Both of the Innate Abilities of these youths were not bad. He nodded his head hurriedly, “For the both of you to have such a sense of good in you, it is really rare. Even if I am punished, I must teach the both of you well. The two of you will become the pillars of the cultivation world one day and defeat the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
The young man in white was slightly satisfied, “Yet another two talents!”
He was just feeling excited until a voice rang in his ears suddenly, “Are you too engrossed with your show?”
The young man in white was shocked. His expression changed and realized the space above his head started to turn purple.
A group of Yu Clan cultivators were shocked before realizing a few figures appearing in front of them. Firstly, there was a bronze-skinned and a tall man.
“He seems unfamiliar.” The young man in white calmed his nerves. He had already memorized the looks of the important characters in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, but he had never seen the Steel Tree Avatar. But he could recognize Xiao Budian.
All the Yu Clan cultivators turned ghastly. Not only in the Shi Clan was Xiao Budian’s presence disliked, he was also equally disliked in the Yu Clan. No one would imagine that the infant who almost died had turned the tides on the person who wanted to harm him.
During the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, Shi Tianhao impressed and even Zhu Yi lost to him. His name was becoming more and more famous.
How could the Yu Clan not recognize him, especially when they had been keeping tabs on him?
The young man in white knew that everyone present was not his match. He secretly crushed a crystal, but who knew that there was no reaction.
“It is the purple fog!” He lifted his head and looked at the surroundings which had been engulfed by Purple Clouds. He bit his teeth and crushed another spiritual talisman. It was converted to a streak of white light, racing towards the sky.
This was the creation of the Yu Clan Nascent Soul Stage Elder. The talisman had no offensive abilities, but it could penetrate through things.
However, as the white light encountered the Purple Clouds, it could not fly out and was trapped.
The young man in white was desperate and groaned, “What a ploy!”
Lin Feng heard it and laughed while shaking his head, “At this time, you still have the mood to act. Your determination is commendable.”
His determination had an effect. At least the two youths stared at Lin Feng and the rest with looks of hatred. Although their bodies were shivering and their faces revealed fearful expressions, their gaze was still filled with determination.
Lin Feng did not even look at them, but was only interested in the Yu Clan cultivators. He said, “It seems like this is not a one-person job. The Aeolus Sect has already colluded to carry out this scheme.”
“The Aeolus Sect is imitating the Celestial Sect of Wonders to catch and attack people. After that, all of you act as if you are saving them. What a fantastic performance.” Lin Feng’s expression was calm, “Tarnishing the name of my sect and accepting talented individuals. You are killing two birds with one stone.”
After Xiao Budian brought the injured youth back, Lin Feng used his Talent Analysis Device to test his talent. The total score was 23. Although it was not that high, it was not low either.
The two youths in front of him had talents that were not lacking too, especially their Innate Abilities.
Regardless of whether it was the Aeolus Sect or the Yu Clan, they chose the talented ones to lay a move on. Although they had no Talent Analysis Device like Lin Feng, they could still tell whether the Innate Abilities of such youths were high or low.
Lin Feng laughed, “The Aeolus Sect cannot be working for the Yu Clan. The both of you must be colluding to help each other, right?”
He expanded his supernatural awareness towards the extremes of the four directions. Very soon, he found a bunch of cultivators, who were the successors of the Aeolus Sect.