Chapter 410: Sadistic
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After Yang Qing met up with Wang Lin, he used the voice-projection crystal and established a connection with Lin Feng to inform him of his safe arrival for his peace of mind.
Yang Qing’s problems with cultivation lay in his inability to achieve a true balance in his mental state of mind. The destruction of the Cloud Water Cave, the glory of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were among the many pressures that weighed down on him. Strength of mind was never Yang Qing’s strong suit and all this stressed him out and made him emotional.
On one hand, he could not let go of the destruction of the Cloud Water Cave, but he did not know the identity of the perpetrator. With no target for revenge, emotions like anger and guilt were since then rooted into his being.
On the other hand, as a direct disciple of Lin Feng, the people around him such as Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao, Zhu Yi and Wang Lin all had their stories of extraordinary and supernatural talent. This loaded intense pressure on Yang Qing as he was afraid he would embarrass the Celestial Sect of Wonders along with Lin Feng, or that outsiders would laugh at Lin Feng for not knowing how to choose his disciples.
Under all the pressure, Yang Qing seemed to be chained down with locks and his emotional burden only became greater.
Lin Feng knew what was going on, so he sent him to Wang Lin so that he could live the normal life with Wang Lin, so that he could go back to the basics and the plain way of life. The idea was to placate his messy and upsetting emotions.
Yang Qing was naturally talented and he picked things up fast. At his current standard of cultivation, if he found the path to cultivation he should not face much difficult. The only thing limiting him was his mental strength and resilience – therefore, if he could achieve equilibrium and stability with his emotions then the consolidation of the crucible would be extremely easy.
Wang Lin was, however, trying to go back to the basics while living the opposite life at the same time. If he could get past that stage, he could even make progress with his cultivation and even attempt the Tribulations of the Yin Fire to break through to the intermediate level of the aurous core stage.
Still, this was destined to be a long and difficult process.
Lin Feng ended his communication with Yang Qing and returned his focus to other tasks at hand.
The soul and memory of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster had already been extracted completely. As for the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, this elder’s understanding would undoubtedly surpass that of the youth Gao Fan.
Lin Feng took the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s nascent soul and his Cosmic Form into custody for now as he was not in a hurry to refine it into an False Immortal.
He began to contemplate. “When summer arrives, the positive Yang energy from the Northern Polar Sea will gradually dissipate and the negative Yin energy will take over as the superior one. Even with the power of the primordial fires and waters, the infinite layers of black ice would still be relatively impenetrable. There’s no time to waste, I should try to retrieve the Secret Manual of Kun Peng as soon as possible.
“I did not destroy the inheritance of the great demons of the third layer of demon soul mastery – surely that is a great favor?”
Lin Feng thought again, “However, as for this Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, I have only captured his avatar. His original body is still at large. Furthermore, his original body is aware of the goings-on with the avatar. He has suffered such a great loss at my hands, he could not possibly not be thinking of taking revenge.”
“I have to be wary against this demon causing trouble. Still, I’d be happy if he comes up to my doorstep after all.”
Lin Feng laughed. Through interrogating the avatar of the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, Lin Feng discovered that this individual had actually took after the Ming Du, the Dark Beast. The only problem was that his favors were incomplete as he only obtained it after accidentally entering a Middle World.
What piqued Lin Feng’s interest was, according to the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, the original inhabitants of that Middle World belonged to a certain demon race and the demon race had a set complete remains of the Dark Beast, Ming Du.
To Lin Feng, this set of Ming Du remains was actually more attractive than the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
In the Six Forms of Creation and Destruction of the Two Elements of Creation Formation, there was a particular Change called the Change of Light and Darkness. If Lin Feng could obtain the set of remains, he could use it as the source of power for the “Darkness” in the Change of Light and Darkness.
Similar to the Heaven-Revolving Purple Clouds, which represented the sky, and the Central Wutu Divine Light represented the earth, the integration of the two led to a complete and perfect process of the Change of Sky and Earth.
The Soul Creator Seal represented life and the Deathly Gas Stone represented death, so the integration of the two led to a formidable and explosive force of the Change of Life and Death.
Even though he was unsure whether the Ming Du Remains could achieve the end that he had in mind, it was still an extremely attractive item in his eyes.
However, that particular Middle World was, after all, was accidentally stumbled into by the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster. He was unable to provide the exact location of it within the Space-Time Turbulence.
Without knowledge of its physical location, even if you were all-powerful that particular world could never be found.
The fortunate thing is, Lin Feng understood from the avatar that Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s original body was in possession of a certain magic treasure which would bring the user straight into the Middle World in question. Therefore, Lin Feng was looking forward to the old hag showing up at his doorstep to take ‘revenge’.
Even so, when Lin Feng first set foot upon the Northern Polar Sea, his emotions instantly took a turn for the worse.
The Northern Polar Sea used to be vast and sprawling, but the ice-cold and quiet Northern Polar Sea of today was no different from the outdoor swimming pool of Lin Feng’s previous life. Uncountable streams of mana enveloped of the area and the number of cultivators squeezed together in the vicinity was much like a pot full of dumplings.
Shi Tianhao witnessed the scene with gaping mouths. “I thought the Northern Polar Sea was quiet, vast and a place of tranquility? How are there so many people?”
Lin Feng curled his lip in annoyance while he understood what was going on with a single turn of his mind.
The news of the Secret Manual of Kun Peng was not that widespread within the Divine Lands. As for the people that knew of its existence, even though they themselves were temporarily unable to retrieve the item they would undoubtedly keep it a secret and minimize knowledge of it to prevent other individuals from retrieving the manual.
After all, even though the Seven Legendary Primordial Fires and the Grand Moon Primordial Waters were exotic and rare the world was big and there were bound to be people who could control them.
For example, the Golden Crow Grand Sage who recently suffered defeat at the hands of Lin Feng was innately able to control the Grand Sun Primordial Fire. If he knew about this, he would have arrived at the Northern Polar Sea in no time to retrieve the treasure.
From the looks of it, it was clear that somebody deliberately spread knowledge of the news on a much greater scale.
To attract such a big crowd of people to come to the Northern Polar Sea to try their luck seemed to suggest that the perpetrator did not reveal the true conditions of retrieving the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. It was because of this reason that even the bottom feeders were here.
The aim of this particular individual was obviously to create a commotion and stir things up so the people that actually had the ability to retrieve the manual would be hindered.
Lin Feng could guess the identity of this person even if he used his knee. He knew that such a sadistic person could only be the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster.
The goal he was trying to achieve was undeniable – his target was Lin Feng.
Lin Feng, who was in possession of the Scale of Kun Peng, would therefore know where the exact location of the Secret Manual would be. Lin Feng was also in possession of primordial fires that could break open the infinite layers of black ice. On top of that, he captured the avatar that the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster forged from the Blood of Kun Peng so he had a real chance of obtaining the Secret Manual.
One could even say that Lin Feng had the highest chance of returning home with the Secret Manual.
The reality was, once Lin Feng fetched Zhu Yi back to the mountain he wasted no time and immediately left for the Northern Polar Sea.
When the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster took a fall at the hands of Lin Feng, he tried to gather information about Lin Feng from all around and realized that if he did not take action now, the Secret Manual was bound to fall into Lin Feng’s hands. The Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster had relatively good judgement and was decisive; he could not beat Lin Feng in a head-on fight and it was because of this reason that he resorted to this method to hurt both Lin Feng and himself at the same time.
Even though the Northern Polar Sea was bustling at this moment, it could not really be considered an overpopulation. The reason was only because those who were closer to the Northern Polar Sea arrived first.
Most of the other people who had received the news were probably still on their way here.
This was also the reason why Lin Feng decided to come immediately. Once the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster started to spread the news, any delay would mean a much greater crowd.
At the very least, Lin Feng had yet to detect any grandmasters of the immortal soul stage. Even so, based on the travelling abilities of immortal soul stage grandmasters, those who had received the news would not take that long to reach the destination.
With Mount Yujing in possession, if Lin Feng really wanted to shove his way through, unless there were third-grade immortal soul stage cultivators the others could only suck it and move and aside.
However, no matter how dominant and intimidating this method was, it would create too many enemies.
One person – unless he really had the ability to oppress the world with his own power – becoming the public enemy would only be restricting his own autonomy. Of course, Lin Feng wanted to reach the top of the world, but before he attained the power to do so he had to consider strategy and tactics.
As he thought of the troublemaking Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster, Lin Feng laughed coldly to himself, “Win-win situations – where’s the fun in not doing it? Sadistic items however, while it may not be forbidden those who partake in them must have something wrong in their heads.”
“Brilliant Lunar, you old bastard, you really don’t have a conscience. Do your parents know?!”
Lin Feng could guess what the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster had in mind. He simply wanted to stir things up so he could benefit from the chaos and disorder.
Besides the fact that he had no way of breaking through the layers of black ice, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster had nearly the same advantage as Lin Feng in his chances to obtain the Secret Manual, which far exceeded everybody else.
If Lin Feng was determined to retrieve the magic item, he was bound to be hindered by the throng of people here. The moment when both parties became tangled up would be the chance that Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster was waiting for.
In the end, if Lin Feng withdrew from his expedition and forwent his only chance at retrieving the magic treasure this year, the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster would have obtained valuable time to strategize and plan his next move.
As for this duck-faced and fish-headed old bastard, the worst outcome would be nothing less than denying Lin Feng a peaceful retrieval of the Secret Manual.
Lin Feng pondered for a moment and a radiant smile broke out across his face. “Old bastard, you may not know but I’m just waiting for you to come to my doorstep.”
Shi Tianhao, Tun Tun, Zhuge Fengling and the others seemed upset and even Zhu Yi and Yue Hongyan were frowning.
Lin Feng laughed and called them over to explain what was going on.
Tun Tun immediately exploded. “Is this guy not too much?!”
Zhu Yi frowned once again and said quietly, “This level of sadism… If he is unable to obtain something he just had to ruin the chances of us obtaining it as well.”
Shi Tianhao loosed a cold laugh and said, “Master, we should just open the Northern Polar Sea for them. Then we should wait before retrieving the treasure and hide somewhere. The others do not have the Blood of Kun Peng so they would be unable to open the secret manual.”
“Without the hindrance of the black ice, the old bird would be able to retrieve the treasure. I do want to see if he can hold himself back? Then, whoever is the clam and whoever is the fisherman will be clear and it will no longer be up to him.”
Lin Feng laughed in response. “Don’t worry, don’t worry. I will find this guy and after I take care of him we can slowly investigate the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.”
Tun Tun asked, “How do we find him?”
Lin Feng turned his gaze towards the bustling Northern Polar Sea and said, “Even though everybody is gathered here now, they must be wary towards one another so they must maintain a certain distance between themselves.”
“This place is big – possibly thousands of miles in surface area, perhaps? Yet, only one person can enter the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. It is destined that the majority of them are only wasting their time and they have no part in the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. The volume of people are only simply hindrances to us.”
“This Brilliant Lunar… He must know where the entrance to the Secret Manual is, so he wants to take advantage of us. He’s definitely near the entrance playing spy, so I’m sure we will find him if we look for him there.”