Chapter 432: In Luck
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After hearing the cheers from them, Lin Feng smiled. As what they said, their voyage to the North Polar Sea this time had reaped huge rewards. The Celestial Sect of Wonders was in luck.
From the very start, Shi Tianhao and the rest were the first batch of people to enter the core of the Secret Manual. Before Black Feathers barged in to revive the ancient Kun Peng, the Celestial Sect of Wonders had already rummaged the place and found many good things.
The ancient Kun Peng was a Great Demonic Saint who dominated the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses. He kept a lot of good stuff, which were buried within the ice as he perished. They were then left in the Secret Manual.
Although a portion of them were taken by Black Feathers back to the Barren Expanses, the fortunate thing was that a large portion of the treasures landed in Lin Feng’s hands.
Shi Tianhao was holding a long sword in his hand right now. It was not a made from gold, but made of stone.
The stone-sculpted sword was relatively simple and the edge of the sword was rounded. It looked like a thin and long stone cane.
Just that it was a little sharper than a cane and reflected an eerie radiance.
That radiance was blinding, and revealed an indestructible and all-conquering sharpness to it.
It seemed that the entire edge of the sword was focused on the tip of it that made it extremely lethal.
As Shi Tianhao carried the stone-sculpted sword, the tip of the sword cut his arm lightly, but could tear through his skin.
As everyone else saw this, they created a commotion. Miao Shihao, Kang Nanhua, Zhu Yi and the rest were stunned. Zhuge Fengling and Tuntun even screamed, “Is this real?”
It was not surprising that they were shocked. Shi Tianhao’s flesh was very strong. To stab him, a sharp weapon that was a Nascent Soul Stage magic item was needed. An Aurous Core Stage magic item would be useless against him.
And this long sword managed to cut through Shi Tianhao’s tough flesh easily. Everyone saw that Shi Tianhao did not use strength to grab hold onto the sword. Just a light cut was enough to cause bleeding.
Shi Tianhao’s eyes brightened, “I have really found a treasure. This was originally a piece of magic treasure. The owner died in the hands of the Kun Peng. The magic treasure was also destroyed in the process and its spirituality dissipated.”
“Although it does not contain the power of a magic treasure, it has a strong foundation. There is the possibility that it will rise one day. Even now, it is a precious treasure that is superior to many other Nascent Soul Stage magic items.”
As Lin Feng saw this, he was also raving in his heart, “Thinking about it, he has quite a few good items with him.”
He turned his head to look at Zhu Yi, “Zhu Yi, you must buck up, otherwise you can’t live up to your reputation for having a full-score Fortune statistic…”
As he was thinking, Lin Feng seemed to realize something, “Oh…shit! Seems like I am too naive.”
As Zhu Yi held a piece of broken rag in his hand and scrutinized it, he saw Lin Feng looking at him. He asked immediately, “Master, I found this in the Secret Manual. It seems like it is a broken piece of cloth that came from a robe of a Buddhist monk.”
“I know…” Lin Feng nodded his head speechlessly. As he looked at the broken piece of cloth, he realized it contained the way of Buddhism within it.
This time round, there were no Buddhists entering the Secret Manual of Kun Peng. That meant that this piece of broken cloth must have been in the stomach of the Kun Peng for many years.
That begs the question. Although the Kun Peng’s body perished, his demonic powers did not dissipate. This piece of broken cloth did not break down further although it was surrounded by demonic powers. Hence, it must not be anything ordinary.
Everyone crowded around Zhu Yi and looked at the broken cloth curiously. They felt the power concept within it.
Slowly, the expressions of everyone changed.
That was because they could feel a strong and domineering sense of the truth of Buddhism.
It was a power that ruled the Heavens and Earth, dominated the universe and controlled the karma of all matter.
The world was filled with bitterness, how could one avoid it?
But it was filled with stature, abhijna, unlimited knowledge and power. It removed all bitterness!
“Vairocana Sutra!” Lin Feng said, “This is the true meaning of the power of the Vairocana Sutra.”
The rest of them, including Jieyu, Tuntun, Kui Cow King and the other demons were shocked.
The Buddhist Holy Ground, the Great Thunderclap Temple, possessed a classic collection known as the Tathagata Dharmas of the Compass. It was reputed to have unlimited stature and was the elite manual of cultivation. But in terms of battling powers, the strongest of them all was the Vairocana Sutra. It was even above the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra and the Forever-Bright Tathagata Mantra.
But the Vairocana Sutra had been lost for many years. The Great Thunderclap Temple was also only left with the formation map of the Vairocana Formation.
When people mentioned the Tathagata Dharmas of the Compass, they felt that the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra was the strongest. From the perspective of mantras, they were not wrong. But if it extended to the detailed battling of abhijnas, the Vairocana Sutra was even superior.
Lin Feng said, “The destruction of the Vairocana Sutra originated from 4600 years ago. The war between the human clan and the demon clan caused a huge upheaval, leading to widespread chaos from the Divine Lands to the Barren Expanses. The final battlefield was the Great Thunderclap Temple.”
“Eventually, the Pavilion of Books in the Great Thunderclap Temple was destroyed. Several highly-skilled monks died in war. Although the demon clan was pressured to retreat, the ancient temple had still been destroyed in the disaster. After the war, reconstruction of the temple ensued. Many monks tried to copy the Buddhist mantras from what they knew and they rebuilt the Pavilion of Books.
“However, it was a pity that the monk who knew the Vairocana Sutra had died in the war. As a result, the Vairocana Sutra was lost.”
Miao Shihao extended two fingers to touch the broken cloth, but he backed out eventually. “Forget it, it is too dirty.”
He looked at Lin Feng charmingly, “Regarding this thing, I have heard before. But I never knew that there were Buddhist cultivators who perished in the stomach of the Kun Peng years ago, which led to the preservation of the sutra. This is all fate.”
Lin Feng tried to figure out the sutra, but shook his head lightly, “It is a pity that the monk did not manage to practice the most important Ten Forms of the Vairocana Zen Palm. That is the core outline of the Vairocana Sutra and is also the strongest abhijna.
Kang Nanhua picked his brows, “Vairocana Zen Palm? That is also the strongest abhijna recognized in the Divine Lands.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “Yes, it is. Even I will like to take a look.”
Out of the Ten Forms of the Zen Palm, obtaining just one of it would allow for the deduction of the other nine through the Pavilion of Books. But there was not even one, thus it could not be done.
The broken part of the Vairocana Sutra can be repaired to form the other parts, but would still lack the core outline.
But this was already a rather positive situation. Especially since Shi Tianhao and the rest managed to get part of the Acalanatha Tathagata Mantra from Liang Yuan successfully.
They did not make it difficult for Liang Yuan. But when they met with danger in the Secret Manual, they pulled a little trick and got it out of Liang Yuan. After that, they helped him to avert the danger.
Liang Yuan was also not stupid. The mantra that he provided was incomplete. He even made a few mistakes at the key phrases.
But he did not know that the Pavilion of Books in the Celestial Sect of Wonders had the effect of supplementing the lacking areas of it. In the end, Shi Tianhao and the rest got it easy.
“Zhu Yi, I’d like to apologize to you. You really have such good Fortune.” Lin Feng laughed bitterly. Seeing that Zhu Yi had other rewards apart from the broken cloth, it was obvious that he had achieved more than the summary of everyone else’s exploits.
Of course, this did not include Lin Feng.
The most valuable reward that the Celestial Sect of Wonders received was the greenish-black pavilion hall cultivated by Lin Feng using the half-remains of the Kun Peng. The rest of the magic treasures were also intended by Lin Feng to be invested into the pavilion hall to cultivate it even further.
Lin Feng knew that the pavilion hall had only completed its first step of cultivation. His control of it was still shallow.
This was the same reason as Black Feathers. If he managed to reach the realm of the Undying Demon Soul, then he could control his flesh. His battling abilities would change significantly. Although he could not match up to the ancient Kun Peng, he would still be more powerful than the Kun Peng Grand Sage.
Lin Feng looked at the pavilion hall and thought in his heart, “The remains of a demon with an Undying Demon Soul Third Level is the best material to cultivate magic treasures. It is even more powerful than most of the other magic treasure embryos. Furthermore, it would make the magic treasure even more powerful when cultivated.”
“Although I only have half the remains, when I reach the Immortal Soul Stage, I can use it to cultivate the magic treasures. I can make preparations now to sculpt and nurture it. When I reach that stage, I will not waste so much good materials.”
Lin Feng was calculating how he should deal with the pavilion hall. But to him, the most effective method to increase his powers was to head towards the middle world where the Qiong Qi hid himself and obtain the Mingdu remains from the Grand Sage of Qiong Qi.
During the battle at the North Polar Sea, the soul-returning ritual was disrupted. When the ancient Kun Peng’s body was destroyed, Lin Feng kept the Two Elements of Creation Formation decisively and stopped using it to cover the Kun Peng.
That frightening vibration of mana was the power of the Destruction of Heaven and Earth and the world approaching its end.
The current Two Elements of Creation Formation was incomplete. As it bore such a power, it could be destroyed.
But as the magic treasures forming the formation became more and more complete, its powers would increase.
“However, settle the things currently first before talking.” Lin Feng was a little speechless as he looked at Zhu Yi using his mana to form a small world. He looked at the human figure that was still sleeping inside, “Since when did you people like to pick humans up other than things?”
The person was a 16 or 17 year old youth that was in deep sleep. Lin Feng could tell that he was injured. His vital energy was hurt and Zhu Yi used such a method to let him recuperate.
“Wait a minute” Lin Feng wielded out his Talent Analysis Device.
“Innate Ability – 7; Intelligence – 9; Determination – 9; Fortune 6”
“Conclusion: The target’s talent is extremely high. Suggested to be accepted as a disciple. Through guidance, he will become a future pillar of the sect.”
As he heard the system’s words, Lin Feng was a little slow, “His total is 31…did I just find someone with a total score above 30?”