Chapter 417: From Guest to Host
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As the Heaven Lake Sect cultivators saw their master, they became bolder.
But as they saw Lin Feng standing at one side, they became deflated again.
As the bunch of North Polar Sea cultivators saw the Polar Sea Holy Man beside Lin Feng, they felt uneasy.
To a certain extent, the Polar Sea Holy Man was the leader in the North Polar Sea region and the one who could make the decisions. These cultivators were not that outstanding. As they saw Lin Feng, the Vivant Joy Holy Man, Blue Pavilion Holy Man, Cheng Yun Holy Man and the rest, they felt depressed.
The other magic treasures that were birthed in the North Polar Sea did not catch the attention of these Immortal Soul Stage Elders. Even if there were others who came looking for treasures, they were at most in the cultivation of the Nascent Soul Stage. The Polar Sea Holy Man could handle the situation and the rest of them could just stand down.
But the Secret Manual of Kun Peng was very important. It drew the attention of all the Immortal Soul Stage Elders. As they arrived, the power of the Polar Sea Holy Man was affected negatively.
Some of the North Polar Sea cultivators even had evil thoughts, “Such a treasure will also draw the Great Void Sect and the Mount Shu Sword Sect. When they join, let’s see what you all can do!”
“During then, you will all fight one another. We may benefit from that.”
But who knew, the Great Void Sect and Mount Shu Sword Sect cultivators did not appear.
In the sky, Prince Xian of the Left looked at Cao Wei and laughed, “Cao Wei, the Heaven Lake Sect has always been domineering. Are you facing a problem today?”
Cao Wei snorted and stared at Lin Feng, “Return our Heaven and Earth Appearance and sarira.”
Lin Feng replied, “Do you think if my disciples show mercy, then the two disciples of you can escape? There’s a price to pay for finding problem with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Cao Wei showed a black face but Lin Feng’s expression did not change. He said slowly and politely, “The Secret Manual of Kun Peng is going to be opened here. I have no time to squabble with you. There are more important things to tend to now.”
Prince Xian of the Left laughed, “Cao Wei, if you have any unhappiness, you can leave along with your disciples.”
His smile slowly turned cold and he said, “But then, the Secret Manual of Kun Peng will not be shared with the Heaven Lake Sect. Stay as far away from the North Polar Sea as possible. If you dare to come closer, I will be the first to stop you.”
The Vivant Joy Holy Master sighed and convinced Cao Wei to seek peace, “Master Cao, let’s not interfere in the disputes between the juniors. Let them settle themselves.”
The Cheng Yun Holy Man added in, “There are more important matters here. Let’s allow Master Lin to open the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.”
This was a show of his allegiance. Although the Blue Pavilion Holy Man was quiet on one side, it was obvious that the Purple Clouds Sect and the Celestial Sect of Wonders were on close terms.
The Polar Sea Holy Man did not speak, but his silence expressed his agreement.
Cao Wei took in a deep breath and nodded at Lin Feng, “I will remember this. We shall discuss this later.”
Lin Feng looked at him and shook his head, “Everyone, I suggest excluding the Heaven Lake Sect from what we had initially promised.”
“You…” Cao Wei was enraged. Lin Feng remained calm and did not change his views, “Master Cao, from how you are acting, I suspect that you may breach the agreement secretly and cause problems.”
The Vivant Joy Holy Man coughed and said, “Master Lin, is that too overboard?”
He thought in his heart, “Nonsense, regardless of who attacked first, if someone’s Cosmic Form from your sect was destroyed, let’s see how calm you will remain. Oh right, there’s no one in your sect who has cultivated it yet…”
With regards to Cao Wei’s fury, everyone could understand. The Nascent Soul Stage cultivators in the Advanced Stage were the strongest under all the Immortal Soul Stage Elders in the various sects. At the same time, if they had the resources, they hoped to enter the Immortal Soul Stage.
For such people, it was the lifeline. But it was eventually destroyed by the Celestial Sect of Wonders. No wonder Cao Wei was so furious.
The Cheng Yun Holy Man, Li Yao, said, “The Heaven Lake Sect should not be excluded, and I think Master Cao can make the accurate judgment.”
Regardless of whether it was the Great Zhou or Great Qin Empire, the Heaven Lake Sect was very suitable for pulling strings, which was beneficial to them.
Especially for the Great Zhou Empire which was geographically closer to the Heaven Lake Sect.
As of now, Lin Feng possessed all the conditions to open the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. He had the greatest power among everyone. To curb Lin Feng, the Great Zhou and Great Qin Empire were willing to keep the Heaven Lake Sect, even though they were at odds.
At the same time, they could use the Heaven Lake Sect to contain the Royal House of the Northern Tribes.
The situation now was that all of them were collaborating but also guarding against one another.
Thinking about the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, Cao Wei swallowed his pride. Although he did not speak, his silence meant that he would observe the previous agreement.
Cao Wei remained and many of them were relieved.
With regards to the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, Lin Feng possessed too much power. His Mount Yujing was also here. If it was to hold down the opening of the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, even if it was Cao Wei, the Cheng Yun Holy Man or the rest of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders, they might not be able to break it.
But such a behavior was likely to invite public outrage. That was why Lin Feng allowed the rest of them to enter at the same time. Who could get how much of the Secret Manual was up to their destiny.
But it was only restricted to those below the level of an Immortal Soul Stage cultivator. Those in the Immortal Soul Stage had to stay outside.
Lin Feng would not enter too, including his avatar.
Lin Feng used the Secret Manual of Kun Peng as a bait and controlled the situation. He turned from the guest to host in the North Polar Sea. The original host, the Polar Sea Holy Man, could only send his disciples into the Secret Manual of Kun Peng under Lin Feng’s approval.
From the start, after learning that the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster had leaked the news, Lin Feng already had this idea. He did not plan to take everything for himself and devised a method of sharing.
From the situation of the great powers in the Divine Lands, the Celestial Sect of Wonders had already planned and built its own sphere of influence and power with the help of the existing powers.
Everything was difficult at the start. The initial accumulation involved a lot of bloodshed. Lin Feng resorted to violent methods to allow the Celestial Sect of Wonders to stand out and destroyed anything in his way brutally and decisively.
However, now, regardless of whether it was Lin Feng or the Celestial Sect of Wonders, they had entered a new stage of development. They wanted to accumulate abilities and stabilize their foundation. They also wanted to assimilate what they had achieved. After stabilizing all these, they could then strengthen their internal abilities.
For one to survive, he had to constantly strengthen himself and build a sturdy foundation.
This was Lin Feng’s thought process. That was to slowly build up his relationship with other great powers, earning time and space for his future development.
Of course, there were some contradictions in principles that prevented him from giving way. For example, Shi Tianhao’s battle with that man with polycoria was something that Lin Feng fully supported.
The peace now was to prepare for stronger outbursts in the future.
When Lin Feng’s abilities and the overall situation of the Celestial Sect of Wonders became a certain standard, Lin Feng would lead the Celestial Sect of Wonders to the peak of the Divine Lands. When that happened, they would sweep everything in their way.
The process of accumulating these abilities mandated the creation of relationship webs and alliances.
The Secret Manual of Kun Peng was a very good opportunity do so. He had taken a lot from others previously. Now it was time to give benefits to them.
But the benefits would vary. Even though Lin Feng allowed Cao Wei to stay, he was not going to let him get away with it easily. Whereas for the Purple Clouds Sect, which had close ties with him, Lin Feng would be more helpful to them.
The Heaven Lake Sect and the Celestial Sect of Wonders did not share a cordial relationship, but they had a worst relationship with the Royal House of the Northern Tribes. Through the existence of the Heaven Lake Sect, the Royal House of the Northern Tribes could also be restrained.
The Great Zhou and Great Qin Empire were at odds with each other. Even if they formed an alliance, it would be a weak one. They were both trying to win over the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The Purple Clouds Sect was the most stable ally of the Celestial Sect of Wonders currently. With the support of the Blue Pavilion Holy Man, even if the rest of them formed an alliance, Lin Feng could deal with the rest.
The Polar Sea Holy Man was the real master of the North Polar Sea and the Secret Manual of Kun Peng was hidden in his territory. Now that Lin Feng took control of it, he felt resentful. But he could not retaliate as he was on his own. If he did not want to be ostracized, then he could only let Lin Feng lead and hoped to gain advantages from it.
“If all of you really think I am so generous, you must be too simple-minded already.” Lin Feng laughed secretly. If the Immortal Soul Stage cultivators did not enter, even if everyone else entered the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, a good half of it will belong to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
This was not because Lin Feng had confidence in himself, but because he was confident in his disciples, especially Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao.
What exactly was the Secret Manual of Kun Peng? It was a dungeon, the dungeon of a destined individual, how could anything go wrong?
By not squeezing everyone in, it was already a mercy.
Using this sharing method, the key laid in the Celestial Sect of Wonder’s control of the situation. They had a lot of room to dabble in.
To Lin Feng, the Secret Manual of Kun Peng brought about many intangible benefits apart from magic treasures.
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man used his mana to communicate with Lin Feng, “Master Lin, are you sure the Great Void Sect and the Mount Shu Sword Sect won’t interfere?”
Lin Feng smiled and replied, “If you don’t believe, why not bet with me?”
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man laughed, “I don’t want to bet with you. I saw it in the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai. As long as you dare to bet, you never lose.”
Lin Feng laughed without speaking. In fact, there were people from the Great Void Sect and the Mount Shu Sword Sect who planned on coming.
But not long ago, Lin Feng rationalize things. He figured out the identity of the Demonic Saint that obtained the Mingdu’s remains behind the Brilliant Lunar Grandmaster’s back.
This guess propelled Yan Mingyue to refrain from rushing over. Furthermore, Yan Mingyue helped Lin Feng to stop people from the Mount Shu Sword Sect from coming.
“My conjecture is at least 80% accurate.” Lin Feng thought. The Vivant Joy Holy Master laughed and said, “Master Lin, let’s begin.”