Chapter 408: The Tribulations of Tun Tun
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As she watched Xiao Yan swiftly exit the stone room, Hu Yanyan withdrew her body backwards and curled up her legs, wrapping her arm around them and leaned back on the wall behind her.
She looked up at the ceiling of the stone room and started to daydream.
Even though she rarely left the stone room over the past few days, Hu Yanyan was secretly observing the people atop Mount Yujing, especially those that she had been in contact with.
The leader of the whole mountain, the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, was a mystery to Hu Yanyan. When she was faced with Lin Feng, she felt like she was standing in front of her own mother, the Nine-tailed Heavenly Fox Grand Sage.
At face value, it seemed like Lin Feng was a very casual person when he was with his disciples. Yet, it was this man that, not too long ago, defeated the Golden Crow Grand Sage.
The Golden Crow Grand Sage was, along with her mother, one of the ten demons also known as the Ten Demonic Grand Sages. It was not their first or second entry into the Divine Lands, and every time they did the human world saw devastating mayhem and chaos. Furthermore, they managed to return to the Barren Expanses in one piece as well. Except this time, they took a fall at the hands of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Shi Tianhao was one of Lin Feng’s young disciple and also somewhat of a Satan spawn. It was all because of him that she was taken back to Mount Yujing.
As for the little Taotie Tun Tun, Hu Yanyan knew her the best compared to anybody on Mount Yujing. Back in the old days in the Barren Expanses, the two of them had fought each other multiple times and every time Tun Tun was looking to disturb Hu Fen, it was always Hu Yanyan who came forth and chased her away.
When she thought about Hu Fen and the rest of her siblings, Hu Yanyan heaved a heavy sigh. Those foxes were a bunch of troublemakers and were always out to disturb others and cause trouble. Sometimes, they would bring their troubles back home. She did not want to bother the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage with those trivial items, so she usually handled things herself.
She was the eldest daughter of the Heavenly Fox Grand Sage, and she took care and covered for her siblings. Every time her siblings were in trouble she would have to wipe their asses after them and sometimes she even became the scapegoat. All this had become a part of her life.
As she contemplated her life, Hu Yanyan subconsciously glanced towards the entrance to the stone cave as if Xiao Yan’s shadow was still just around the corner.
From what she understood, that guy was also a senior riddled with burdens.
Hu Yanyan shook her head and ingested a drop of the Ice Ambers and began to meditate and continue training the Heavenly Fire Tribulations within her.
On the other side, the ‘mysterious’ Lin Feng was watching, with a smile on his face, the little Taotie jump around him with irritation.
“You used to say that you wanted to fight the Dark Aqua Xuanming, but I’ve never heard of such an enemy.”
When she heard Lin Feng’s ridicule, Tun Tun pouted and replied angrily, “The Dark Aqua Xuanming is only a normal enemy, but Hu Yanyan is my arch-nemesis!”
Seeing her like this amused Lin Feng even though he knew what exactly was going on.
The battle between Tun Tun and the Dark Aqua Xuanming almost ended in mutual destruction. Their standards were actually quite similar.
However, when she faced Hu Yanyan, Tun Tun was almost helpless and was pretty much a punching bag for Hu Yanyan. Hu Yanyan beat Tun Tun countless times all in the name of helping the little fox Hu Fen.
Tun Tun seemed to hate Hu Yanyan, but it was more accurate to describe her feelings as being afraid.
If not for the fact that Hu Yanyan was under duress from the Heavenly Fire Tribulations, Tun Tun would never dare to even think about taking revenge.
When she finally had an opportunity to take revenge, she was forced to witness Hu Yanyan’s recovery and the return of her strength. One could understand her exasperation as this rare chance was slipping away in front of her eyes.
Lin Feng shook his head and laughed. “Forget it, forget it. You’ve been looking for food by yourself these few days. I haven’t fed you well enough so today I will make it up to you.”
He waved his sleeve and half a corpse landed in front of Tun Tun. It was the remains of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster.
Tun Tun’s eyes sparkled and she twitched her nose as she circled a few rounds around the corpse and muttered to herself, “Oh, this smells funny. There’s the blood of a demonic tribe but I can’t identify exactly what it is at the moment. It should be because I have never eaten this before.”
Lin Feng replied, “Your nose is rather sharp after all. The blood of the Kun Peng runs in the veins and should be originally considered a very authentic bloodline. However, it can only be considered mix at this point.”
“Kun Peng?” Tun Tun huffed and puffed. “I have never eaten this before. This is great!”
She circled the corpse a few more times and stars were almost shooting out of her eyes. “By the standard scale of the human race, it is the advanced level of the nascent soul stage. By the scale of the demon race, this should be considered the advanced level of the demonic lord stage. How fantastic, I managed to pick up food of the advanced level demonic lord stage!”
“Even in the Barren Expanses, I have only come across such fantastic food when I am stealing from my father’s mouth. Even then, it probably is only a little bit. How about now – this whole piece belongs to me and me alone!”
Tun Tun could feel her chest swelling with happiness and elation and was extremely close to burst out in tears of joy on the spot.
She leapt in front of Lin Feng and shook his sleeve violently. “All of this belongs to me, right?”
Lin Feng laughed and nodded his head, sending Tun Tun into another fit of elated spasms. Subsequently, she flew up into the air and landed on top of the corpse like a tiger pouncing for a sheep.
Within the blink of an eye, she reverted back to her original Taotie form and let loose a wailing banshee-like howl and began to feast.
Halfway through her meal, she suddenly stopped and morphed into her human form. She wiped off some saliva and watched the remains and, with her mouth half open, swallowed the rest of the corpse for storage rather than ingesting everything right away.
Lin Feng watched on with amusement and asked, “Why did you stop eating?”
Tun Tun swallowed a ball of saliva and replied, “I can’t bear to finish such good quality food all at once. I mean to store it and continue sometime later.”
She glared at Lin Feng fiercely and grunted, “Don’t think I have no clue that it will be a long time later before you give me something good to eat again.”
Lin Feng looked at her with a half-smiling expression and said, “The food on Mount Yujing – that you steal all the time – is still not enough?”
“The amount of Grand Moon Primordial Water at the Nirvana World decreased by a considerable amount. Who did it? Some of the herbs and pills in the valley of medicine were even plucked out along with their roots. Who did it? The purple energy around Mount Yujing have also declined in volume. Who did it?”
Tun Tun withdrew her neck and laughed sheepishly. “I only ate a bit, a little bit…”
All of a sudden, she changed her expression and immediately bowed down in front of Lin Feng. “Sir, I want to go through the Thunder Tribulations and form the demon soul.”
“I thought so,” Lin Feng nodded his head and said, “You’ve eaten so much – it’s time to digest a little bit.”
Tun Tun howled once again and returned to her Taotie form. Her shiny and radiant demonic core rose from the top of her head.
In the void above Mount Yujing, distant sounds of thunder could be heard.
Under Lin Feng’s guidance and protection, Tun Tun began experiencing the Thunder Tribulations and renewed her journey to the demonic lord stage.
The commotion did not go unnoticed, however. The Kui Cow King and the Feilian King were with Xiao Budian in the Wasteland Valley, and the only big demon left on Mount Yujing was the Black Dragon Jieyu. He arrived beside Lin Feng and watched Tun Tun experience the Thunder Tribulations in silence.
Streaks of lightning from the void repeatedly stuck the demonic core on Tun Tun’s head. It seemed as if she did not have much trouble resisting the assault and the Jieyu knew that Tun Tun’s foundations were solid. The experience of the Thunder Tribulations was going to be a breeze.
“Master, you really show so much care for us demons.” Jieyu was boosting Lin Feng’s ego with flattering words. “With your guidance, this girl will definitely complete the Thunder Tribulations and advance to the demonic lord stage.”
Lin Feng smiled and turned to face the elder dragon. “How’s progress with the Xuanming Sail that I have given?”
The Jieyu hurried replied, “Refining is complete. I still have to thank you for the gift.”
Lin Feng laughed and shook his head. “You have put in so much effort for the Sect and I recognize all that. This is just a form of reward you deserve.”
The Jieyu appeared happy as he nodded his head. “This is all possible thanks to your magnanimity and the fact that you care about your subordinates.”
Lin Feng’s original body was watching over Tun Tun and protecting her during the thunder tribulations. The Steel Tree Avatar was, however, at the Yang Qing’s Nirvana World.
Yang Qing’s expression was one of defeat and exasperation. Lin Feng cringed and shook his head. Originally, he thought Yang Qing’s first big bottleneck would be right before he formed the core, but from the looks of it, the consolidation and support of the crucible was already a great obstacle for him.
The problem was the same, however. Once he was past this stage, then forming the core later on would not be so difficult anymore.
Li Feng smiled and flicked a ray of light into Yang Qing’s eyebrows. Yang Qing looked stunned as the ray of light flowed into his body. It was not mana or anything but simply a stream of Lin Feng’s consciousness, which recorded the coordinates of a certain location.
“Yang Qing, this is the location of your Third Senior’s old house. He’s currently living there as well. On one hand, he’s visiting his parents and on the other hand he’s undergoing a form of special meditation.” Lin Feng continued to explain, “You can go and find him there and undergo a similar form of training and meditation. I believe this will be of great help to the current bottleneck that you’re facing.”
Yang Qing took a deep breath and nodded his head. “Yes, sir.”
Lin Feng opened his palm, and at the center was a jade talisman. The mana ripples from the item were sharp and poignant – it was a nascent soul stage magic item. He obtained it from the nascent soul stage grandmasters from the Aeolus Sect.
“You have yet to form the core, so a nascent soul stage magic item would not be very useful. This magic item is also not very suitable for you.” Lin Feng handed the jade talisman to Yang Qing and continued, “I will hand it to you first as a gift in advance. When you form the core, I will bestow upon you another nascent soul stage magic item that is more suitable for you.”
Yang Qing accepted the gift with gratitude and, under Lin Feng’s guidance, absorbed the item and memorized the spell to activate it. Subsequently, he took his leave and Lin Feng sent him down with his mana to the Greater World.
He held up the jade talisman and it mediately burst out into streaks of green light. A Feilian hologram appeared from within and Yang Qing landed on top of it. At his bidding, the Feilian hologram ripped open the void and disappeared into it.
With the help of a nascent soul stage magic item to travel through space-time, even though Wang Lin’s old home was near the Southern borders of the Great Qin Empire and was vastly distant from Mount Kunlun, Yang Qing reached his destination in no time.
Once he reached his destination, he was taken aback by what he say.
Previously, on top of Mount Yujing, he had a chat with Wang Lin and knew that his old neighborhood was a small village in the parish.
But now, the location that Lin Feng had pointed out, brought him to what was clearly a huge and bustling town.
Naturally, the size and level of activity could not compare to that of a normal city. However, people were moving around and the town was alive with activity. This was nothing like a poor little village.
Yet, the location that Lin Feng had given him could not be wrong. This was also the reason why Yang Qing was so perplexed. He was just about to pinch the voice-projecting crystal to contact Wang Lin before he felt a great aura of power appear in the immediate vicinity – and it was bearing down upon him.