Chapter 470: Money Can’t Buy Me Happiness
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man thanked Lin Feng, they decided to return to Xiling City.
After they left the mountain, Lin Feng did not command Mount Yujing to leave immediately. On the other hand, he remained hundreds and thousands of meters above ground.
After a moment, there was a vibration of mana coming from Xiling County. There was no evil intent and it seemed friendly instead. Lin Feng smiled and left the mountain, landing on top of Xiling City. Over there, there was a spatial gap opened in space. A middle-aged man walked out confidently.
It was the Great Qin Empire Emperor, Shi Yu.
He did not bring anyone with him this time. He was alone and dressed very casually, without his royal robe or crown.
Shi Yu dressed like a normal cultivator, but his royal aura was not lacking. Golden clouds rose around his body and lingered in the air.
Within the golden clouds, there were hundreds of streaks of rainbow light connected to his body before they extended into the surroundings.
Lin Feng looked at it more carefully and realized that the streaks of light were the aura of Immemorial Black Dragons that shone with rainbow light.
White, Green, Black, Crimson and Yellow were the five different colors. They represented the elements of Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. There were several light dragons for every color.
In the golden clouds, the light dragons loomed and their necks were wrapped around Shi Yu’s body. Their tails pointed in all four directions and extended into space, as if there was no end. Lin Feng could feel that these light dragons were formed from the consolidation of the atmosphere of the royal rule of the Great Qin Empire.
This was Lin Feng’s first time coming to Xiling City. As he felt the city beneath him, Lin Feng could feel the vast spiritual energy that gathered around here. That was the consolidation of the destiny of the Great Qin Empire.
Whereas this continuous destiny supplemented Shi Yu’s body, converting into a royal aura that almost developed an entity. It went in all directions and places.
Shi Yu was more powerful here than when he was at the Cloud Forest World.
“As the oldest royal empire, even if the Great Qin Empire collapsed, its foundation is still strong.” Lin Feng thought, “When I was near the Great Zhou Empire capital, Tianjing, I did not feel the consolidation of the empire’s destiny.
“After all, the Great Zhou Empire only experienced a rise only in the recent few thousand years. It is not comparable to the much older Great Qin Empire. But Liang Pan controls the Imperial Palace. If he really wants to engage the Great Qin Empire in a blood war, besides Xiling City, there are no other places that can resist him.”
Shi Yu looked at Lin Feng and said, “You have been very kind. I will like to express my thanks.”
In the Cloud Forest World, when he battled the Nine Luminaries Heaven-Crushing Formation, he was slightly far from the Hades’ Dark Mantra. After the disc that contained everyone broke, he wanted to save Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man, but he was beaten to it by Lin Feng.
Not only did Lin Feng save them, he helped them to heal their injuries using the essence of the Cloud Forest Tree. To the Great Qin Empire, this gratitude must be repaid.
The Great Qin Empire was an established empire, but the Immortal Soul Stage cultivators were an important force to them. Losing even one would be unbearable. Not to even mention Shi Zongyue, who had cultivated the virtual entity.
Shi Zongyue and the Stellar Holy Man were from the royal family and a high-ranking official respectively. They were loyal followers of Shi Yu.
Lin Feng smiled, “You are too kind. It was fate that we knew each other. Since they were in trouble, I tried my best to help them.”
With regards to Lin Feng’s words, Shi Yu dealt with it steadily. He did not come for anything formal. As he dressed casually, he brought his cultivator’s identity to converse with Lin Feng.
Lin Feng lowered his head to look at Xiling City, laughing, “I believe I will bring my disciples here in the near future, which may cause disturbance. I seek your forgiveness then.”
Shi Yu was totally engulfed by the golden clouds and his expression could not be seen properly. His voice was calm, “The Great Qin Empire welcomes Master Lin and the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Lin Feng laughed, “Since this is the case, I shall leave. Please watch your step.” He retreated and drifted off into space.
Shi Yu nodded his head and the surrounding golden clouds became brighter and brighter. Eventually, they converted to a ball of golden light and entered into Xiling City.
In the Great Qin Empire main palace inside Xiling City, there was a middle-aged man sitting down on the Emperor’s seat carrying a royal aura. He wore a crown and dressed in the royal robe. As the golden light entered the palace, it shrunk into the eyebrows of the middle-aged man.
Inside the palace, there was a scholarly guy. He was no longer in cloth but wore official clothing, but he looked as simple as ever.
He looked refined and seemed deep in thought. He seemed forgiving, but unpredictable at the same time.
He was the Prime Minister of the Great Qin Empire, Wu Qingrou. Even as he was standing in front of Shi Yu, he looked calm and collected as ever.
Shi Yu asked, “Qingrou, is there a change in the situation?”
Wu Qingrou nodded his head, “The original plan was to lead the Mount Shu Sword Sect and Great Zhou Empire to contain each other, to prevent them from exploiting us as we deal with the hidden danger in our internal courts. But it seems like the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Mount Shu Sword Sect have clashed. Furthermore, the powers of the Celestial Sect of Wonders seemed to be higher than expected.
Shi Yu did not speak and looked at Wu Qingrou. Wu Qingrou remained the same and after being silent for a while, he opened his mouth and said, “Since this is the case, we shall alter our plans. We shall drag Mount Shu Sword Sect into this completely.”
“With the powers of the Great Qin Empire, Great Zhou Empire and the Celestial Sect of Wonders, we shall deal a huge blow to the Mount Shu Sword Sect.”
Shi Yu lifted his head and looked at him, saying, “Oh? Qingrou, such a suggestion is not aligned with our pace.”
Wu Qingrou smiled slightly, “Your Majesty, I have a new idea indeed. In the past, I will cancel any original plans and not let a conflict burst out between the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Great Zhou Empire. The Mount Shu Sword Sect will be contained by the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
“As for the Great Zhou Empire, we can make use of the Samsara Sect and lead the Great Zhou Empire to fight with the Samsara Sect. This can distract the Great Zhou Empire from interfering with the cleaning up process of our internal courts.”
Wu Qingrou’s tone of voice was calm and peaceful, but in truth, he had never mentioned the matter regarding the Samsara Sect. It was also not something the Great Qin Empire had planned secretly, but a pawn that Wu Qingrou set up himself.
After hearing this, Shi Yu’s eyes did not even blink and he did not express any sense of fear. He just looked at Wu Qingrou and waited for him to finish speaking.
Wu Qingrou followed with, “As to why I change the original intention, that’s because I know that Shi Tianhao will battle with the Shi Clan’s man with polycoria. From the original plan, we will use this opportunity to make use of the power of the Celestial Sect of Wonders to diminish the influence of the aristocratic families.”
“But it seems that now the pressure on the Celestial Sect of Wonders is a little high.”
Shi Yu’s expression did not change and he said, “You seem to imply something. Seems like the man with polycoria has found a new backer? Your change in plans is to reduce the number of changes in the original plan?”
Wu Qingrou laughed, “Your Majesty is brilliant. We either remain neutral or support Shi Tianhao in the battle of the Shis.”
“Since you have the intention not to interfere in this battle, and the man with polycoria has found a new backer, if the Mount Shu Sword Sect continue to treat the Celestial Sect of Wonders as an enemy, Shi Tianhao and the Celestial Sect of Wonders will be experiencing a lot of pressure.”
“As one party crushes the other party, the victor’s power will only increase. If both parties are affected negatively, it will be the most beneficial for the Great Qin Empire.”
Shi Yu looked at Wu Qingrou quietly, “It is not only beneficial to the Great Qin, is it?”
Wu Qingrou laughed, “Your Majesty is insightful. You can see through things.”
Shi Yu nodded his head, “Since this is the case, you shall manage this.”
Wu Qingrou bowed, “Noted.”
Both of them went silent and looked in the direction of the sky to the west. It was the direction of Mount Kunlun.
At this point, Lin Feng had already guided Mount Yujing back to Mount Kunlun. He sat at the top of the mountain and watched Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao and the rest analyzing the Cloud Forest Trees that they obtained. Besides Zhu Yi who was more qualitative, the rest were laughing.
The four of them had gotten a Cloud Forest Tree each. They could manage it freely. From then on, it was entirely their property.
Kang Nanhua, Miao Shihao, Kui Cow King and the rest did not leave empty-handed. Lin Feng also had an entire Cloud Forest Tree with him. He prepared it for these Guardian Elders and Demon Lords. Although they did not possess a Cloud Forest Tree each, it was still very luxurious for them.
With their current Nascent Soul Stage cultivation, it would take very long for them to digest everything at one shot.
The Cloud Forest Tree was a huge reward that the Celestial Sect of Wonders obtained this time. It would help to increase the overall powers of the sect.
Although Jun Zining came from the Ancient Yuantian World, she knew the value of the Cloud Forest Tree. She could understand if everyone shared a tree. But as she looked at Xiao Yan and the rest, which included Yue Hongyan who was in the Foundation Establishment Stage, she felt that it was too much for them to have a tree each.
The Cloud Forest Tree was invaluable, especially since it was hundred thousands of years old.
If any of the 7 families in the Ancient Yuantian World obtained the tree, they would treat it as a treasure without a doubt. They would prepare the most fertile soil to grow the tree and deem the land as restricted. Even their own family members could not get close to the tree.
If any juniors dare to enter secretly, their legs would be chopped off and they would be confined. If they hurt a branch, their cultivations would be disabled and they would be locked up until they die.
If anyone dared to eye the Cloud Forest Tree, they must have a burning hatred within them.
That was because such a tree could allow a powerful cultivator to become even more powerful and enable an entire family to reach a whole new level.
And for this tree, other families would get envious and send spies to steal it. Whereas for the families that owned the tree, they would risk it all to protect it.
For something as precious as this, Shi Tianhao and the rest actually all had one of it. They did not even grow it. They just absorb the essence directly from it. Jun Zining’s perspective on the world collapsed as she witnessed this.
Even the Great Void Sect, Mount Shu Sword Sect, Great Zhou Empire and Great Qin Empire did not dare to do it this way.
Lin Feng saw the scene in front of him and laughed, thinking, “Oh, I admit that this may be bordering on nouveau riche, but money can’t buy me happiness. As long as I find it worth it and I can do it, what can you do to me?”
For his generosity, even Yan Nanlai and Liang Pan were shocked. They felt that it was not worth it, a waste, nouveau riche and acting like a wastrel.
But Lin Feng thought it was worth it.
As he always said, Xiao Yan and the rest were filled with talents but lacked time. With resources to speed up their growth, they would soon tell others that Lin Feng’s sacrifice was worth it.
As he shook his head while laughing, Lin Feng prepared to enter the lucky draw system. Suddenly, he felt that someone was using the Voice-Projecting Crystal to communicate with people on the mountain.