Chapter 4: There’s Something Wrong with That Old Tree!
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_, Yuui
Xiao Budian took out the talisman Lin Feng gave him and directly smashed it on Little Seven.
Lin Feng who was hiding at the side silently laughed, “Excellent!”
He formed a spell sign with his hands, silently incanting in his heart, “Move!” Under the control of his mind, the mana that he left in the talisman started to circulate rapidly.
At this moment, the 9 thunder energy crystals which he hid earlier were also activated, releasing powerful energy waves.
“Sizzle, crackle!” The air was filled with the sound of jarring electrical currents; arcs of bluish violet lightning jumped around constantly.
Before Little Seven could react, the 9 thunder energy crystals simultaneously shot out 9 beams of lightning!
The talisman in his hand was like a conductor, drawing the 9 arcs of lightning to shoot towards him, instantly destroying his mana protection barrier.
Accompanied by his screaming, 9 lightning snakes wrapped around Little Seven’s body and wildly raged in his body.
Old Chen was aghast, promptly ditching the old elder and rushed over. His palms fiercely separating and then coming together, wildly surging mana into Little Seven’s body, attempting to dispel the lightning.
Lin Feng treated Old Chen’s action Lin Feng like it was nothing. He calmly lifted his head and looked towards the overcast sky with rolling thunder, “What great weather we have today.”
He shrugged his shoulders, “You think my Nine Heavens Thunder Summoning is that simple?”
Lin Feng changed the spell sign of his hands, “Attract!”
Following the change of Lin Feng’s spell sign, the lightning wrapping around Little Seven’s body suddenly started to jump uniformly with a strange tempo and rhythm.
The next moment, a terrifying lightning bolt as thick as a bucket descended from the clouds. Its target was exactly Old Chen and Little Seven who were surrounded by lightning.
This was the true mortal blow of Lin Feng’s Nine Heaven Thunder Summoning ability.
Seeing that the situation was unfavorable, Old Chen did not continue to save his partner as he hurriedly dodged towards the side.
Little Seven looked in despair as the lightning bolt arrived like a doomsday divine punishment, striking him straight on in the head. He didn’t even have the chance to officially reveal his identity.
Xiao Budian and the Old Elder stared in shock at that lightning bolt that lit up the sky ripping through the air. They never could have imagined that the talisman that Lin Feng casually gave Xiao Budian actually held such power.
The villagers of Wolf Villager and Stone Village were especially dumbfounded, thinking it was the arrival of the thunder god.
Everything happened in the blink of an eye.
The lightning fell to the ground with a crash, the violent flash blinded the eyes of all of the people, causing them to see a white blur.
After they recovered their sight, they hastily looked towards Little Seven’s position. On the spot, there was only a section of char.
A revered cultivator, was completely obliterated by a bolt of lightning.
Everyone finally returned to their senses after some time. Wolf Village’s villagers immediately panicked, running away in all directions without even turning their heads. Not a single person dared to remain on the spot to trouble Xiao Budian and co. The savage beasts drawn over by Old Chen’s bone flute were also scared out of their wits, running away with their tails tucked between their legs.
The people of Stone Village let out bursts of cheers. The old elder immediately reacted, heavily stomping his feet, “Kill! Not a single person from Wolf Village will leave here alive!” The morale of Stone Village’s villagers ran high, and they started chasing after the people from Wolf Village.
Old Chen was dazed for a moment and then roared hoarsely, “We are from the Yu family. You hillbillies dare to kill our Yu family’s people, are you guys not afraid of your entire village being razed to the ground?”
Once again, the novice gift brought Lin Feng a pleasant surprise. He stared at the lightning-struck charred ground, remaining silent for a while before letting out a long sigh of relief, “Even though there are too many limitations to using it and it is too troublesome to prepare, it’s power is not disappointing.”
Lin Feng brushed his nose. With this Nine Heaven’s Thunder Summoning ability as the groundwork, it would be a lot easier to convince the old elder and Xiao Budian when he makes his appearance again. After all, in their eyes, he created such a large commotion with just a tiny little talisman.
If Lin Feng had to personally fight head on with Old Chen and Little Seven, he would still emerge victorious. After all, the Nine Heavens Thunder Technique he practises is far superior to their second-rate tao techniques.
However, he would definitely not be able to create such an amazing result. His disguise as a master sage would immediately be seen through.
How could he achieve the current results. One hit, one kill. Easy and relaxing. Waving his sleeves, he left without leaving even a wisp of cloud.
Lin Feng did not pay Old Chen, who still remained, any heed. This person might have avoided the heart of the lightning strike, but he was heavily injured after being hit by the waves of the attack. The old elder and Xiao Budian were enough to take care of him.
Right now, Lin Feng prepared to silently slip into the elder’s house yard and leisurely sit there and wait for the old elder and Xiao Budian to return. It would effectively display his ability to predict future events and his poised character and demeanor.
At that time, would he still need to be afraid of that Xiao Budian would not lower his head and accept him as his master?
When the mountain treasure appeared he changed out of his taoist robes for convenience of traveling in the forest. Right now, he was wearing a set of rough cloth clothes and looks like regular mountain villager. He needs to remember to change back.
“My first disciple is at hand,” Lin Feng thought elatedly, turning around and walking towards the village entrance. When he lifted his head, the smile on his face instantly froze, slowly disappearing.
Because he clearly saw that the old, withered and charred tree at the village entrance that should originally be completely dead, actually grew out a new branch!
The few pink peach blossoms on that young branch were bright and fresh, swaying and flickering.
Lin Feng swore, when he first came to Stone Village half a day ago, this old tree definitely did not have this branch of bright peach blossoms.
What made his heart beat even faster was that these peach blossoms looked incredibly beautiful, but they faintly revealed a demonic aura.
“So much food after just waking up…”
Lin Feng’s mind slightly blanked. He seemed to hear the low, hoarse voice of a woman slowly speaking in his mind. Her tone was joyful and beautiful, yet it made people shudder in fear!
Shivering, Lin Feng returned to his senses. Looking around he also saw Old Chen’s expression changing drastically as he looked around in a panic.
Everyone else seemed to be completely oblivious, still continuing to fight.
Lin Feng turned his head in shock, seeing the petals of those vibrant peach blossoms float down, flying over to the battlefield one-mile away.
The light, delicate flower petals look soft and weak but their flying speed is fast as lightning. Hundreds of flower petals appeared like meteors from the heavens, flying into the crowd, swaying in a profound orbit.
Old Chen wanted to escape, but how could he be faster than these strange peach blossoms?
Determined, Old Chen slammed his palm towards the flower petal. The flower petal that looked weak and fragile directly pierced through Old Chen’s palm, going and sticking to his forehead.
Lin Feng widened his eyes, seeing Old Chen’s face reveal a horror stricken expression. He opened his mouth and wanted to yell but he was unable to emit any sound.
Old Chen’s blood, body and skin all rapidly shriveled up at a visible speed. In the end he directly turned into a mummy!
The peach blossom petal on the mummy’s forehead became increasingly vibrant and beautiful.
Lin Feng’s heart sank. His gaze wandered; all of the people or beasts that these flower petals attached to were all sucked dry within a short period of time.
Lang Liqing who clamoured about killing Xiao Budian, the little fatty who didn’t mix well with Lin Feng… People that he talked to before lost all the light in their eyes, causing goosebumps to form all over Lin Feng’s body.
The next moment, all the flower petals detached from their prey which have been totally sucked dry. Drawing traces of pink arcs in the night sky, the flower petals flew back to the old tree.
The peach blossoms reattached on the tree branch, looking beautiful and dazzling, but at the same time, thrillingly horrific.
Lin Feng stared at the old tree. Sure enough, two more new branches grew out from the charred trunk!
The peach blossoms on the three new branches gently swayed in the night air, looking so delicate and attractive. The flower fragrance floated over with the wind, making people feel refreshed.
Yet Lin Feng cursed in his heart, “Damn! There’s definitely something wrong with this tree!”
He carefully observed for a moment, discovering that besides Old Chen, the people who were sucked dry were all Wolf Village’s Villagers. None of the savage beasts were spared either. Only the Stone Village’s villagers were not attacked.
The old elder and the people of Stone Village all blankly stared at the scene in front. Suddenly there was a villager who knelt on the ground, prostrating to the old tree at the village entrance and muttering, “Praise the Peach God! Praise the Peach God!”
More and more people thought that the old tree at the entrance of the village was the theophany of the Peach God, helping them kill their enemies and so they all knelt on their knees and worshipped religiously.
Xiao Budian looked at everybody in confusion, scratching his head with a puzzled face.
The old elder looked at the old tree with a complicated expression, biting his lips.
Lin Feng who did not show his face the entire time was expressionless; his heart cold. Beside his ears he seemed to hear the long echo of a low, hoarse female voice, “I’ll stop here for today and let the rest go for now…”
This old tree didn’t differentiate between friend or foe at all. All people in her eyes were the same. They were all food!
The only difference was that she was guarding the Stone Village’s entrance and she was not afraid of Stone Village’s villagers running away.
This was just like how rabbits don’t eat the grass by their burrows.
Lin Feng tried to cheer himself up but he was completely unable to relax. The old tree actually casually killed more than a hundred targets in an instant, including a cultivator like Old Chen.
Even if Old Chen was hurt, her attack was simply too casual! Just one petal out of the hundreds killed Old Chen instantly. For her, Qi Disciple level 4 truth cultivators were no different from mundane martial artists.
Lin Feng had never hesitated before to plan for the worst. According to his speculation, this old tree demon’s strength had probably surpassed the Qi Disciple stage.
It’s at the Foundation Establishment stage at the very least.
Lin Feng brushed his nose. He finally found a suitable disciple candidate but it was beset with difficulties.
A person chosen by the heavens, a MC level character. Why did they all have so many problems surrounding them?
While thinking, the system notification sound suddenly rose up in his mind.
“System has operated for one full month, lottery system officially opened!”