Chapter 497: Luo Qingwu’s Plans
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
For the Aurous Core Stage cultivators in the Intermediate Stage to promote to the Advanced Stage, they had to overcome the Tribulations of the Yin Wind.
The spiritual energy that a cultivator consolidated to overcome the tribulations converted to Yin Wind. It would then blow up from the “Baihui” acupuncture point at the top of his head. In an instant, his soul would leave his body. It could not be stopped and the soul would sink-float in space.
The Tribulations of the Yin Fire was used to remove impurities from the Aurous Core. Whereas the Tribulations of the Yin Wind was to make the Aurous Core surface flawless.
After going through these two obstacles, the Aurous Core of the cultivator would become perfect. This was also a preparation for the formation of the Nascent Soul.
Zhu Yi began challenging the Tribulations of the Yin Wind and pushed for the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage.
This was an obstacle no one could avoid. For every cultivator to promote to the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage, they had to pass this obstacle.
Even for Lin Feng who received a direct promotion as a reward from the system, he still had to overcome the Tribulations of the Yin Wind. But his accumulation was sufficient and his understanding of mantras was also very deep, thus there was no risk caused to him from the Tribulations of the Yin Wind.
As Lin Feng observed Zhu Yi overcoming the tribulations, he nodded his head silently. He knew that if nothing major happened, it would be easy for Zhu Yi to cross this obstacle.
This was a benefit of a sufficient accumulation. Many Aurous Core Stage cultivators were afraid of the Tribulations of the Yin Wind and did not dare to take the first step to try.
Whereas for Zhu Yi and the rest, they were very calm and accepted the challenge of the Yin Wind. They used the Yin Wind to help them grind their Aurous Core.
Seeing that Zhu Yi had no trouble, Lin Feng stopped observing him. He pondered for a moment before lifting his eyes to look at the space in the horizon of the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World. His gaze seemed to transcend various planes of space and landed on the Disciples’ Abode on Mount Yujing.
Although the disciples had dispersed earlier and returned to their respective rooms, there were still those who gathered in groups of two or three and discussed about what they saw previously excitedly.
“All forms of foundation must be set up properly first.” Lin Feng retrieved a pure white rock that had an elegant moire pattern on its surface. The rock was filled with spiritual energy and contained an ethereal power concept. It was as if there were layers and layers of space that were accumulated in it.
It was another treasure that Lin Feng obtained from the system, the Heavenly Soul Marble. It was one of the most outstanding material for cultivating magic items in the Grand Celestial World. It was claimed as an invaluable treasure.
This Heavenly Soul Marble was very rare. It came from the Nine Heavens and its effects were unbelievable. It naturally contained the secrets of space and had the effect of restoring energy.
As long a little of it was added into a magic item that was being cultivated, it could enable the magic item to have the ability to transcend space. If the magic item was damaged, it could absorb spiritual energy to repair itself.
For cultivators below the realm of the Nascent Soul Stage, obtaining a magic item that contained the Heavenly Soul Marble would be very useful to them. They could increase their comprehension of the mysteries of space before they challenged the Void Lightning Tribulations. This would increase their confidence in forming the Nascent Soul.
The Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams allowed the cultivator to encounter and comprehend the power concept of space. With the Heavenly Soul Marble to supplement that, it would be very useful for his cultivation and increase his probability of forming the Nascent Soul.
Of course, the more junior disciples were still far from this. However, for Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the other few of them, this could be very useful.
For the rest of the second-generation disciples, when they obtained the magic item, they would use more of its special effect of transcending space and the self-healing convenience that it provided.
Lin Feng tapped his finger lightly and a small crack on the Heavenly Soul Marble appeared. A small piece came out and converted into a radiance. After that, Lin Feng added other materials and infused the Heavenly Soul Marble broken piece into the magic item to cultivate.
With Lin Feng’s cultivation, if he did not cultivate the magic treasure, it would be easy to cultivate the magic item. Very soon, a streak of smokey-white gas floated in space.
The white gas landed in Lin Feng’s hands and converted into a section of whit esilk.
“This item can be called the Celestial Cloud Silk.” Lin Feng held the item and smiled slightly. The entire Heavenly Soul Marble cracked into bigger pieces. Lin Feng then picked up a few other materials and cultivated different sections of the Celestial Cloud Silk.
These few sections of Celestial Cloud Silk were given to Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the other Immediate Disciples. They had not form the Nascent Soul yet.
As for the broken Heavenly Soul Marble, Lin Feng would keep a piece of it. The remaining were given to Xiao Yan and the rest to cultivate the Celestial Cloud Silk. After that, they would give them to their respective disciples.
For disciples who were not officially accepted, they could be rewarded based on their performances.
The junior disciples’ cultivations were still low. When their cultivations increased slightly, these Celestial Cloud Silk would be able to take effect. When used during a fight, it would be an important weapon.
After he created other finished products using the Celestial Cloud Silk, Lin Feng put the matter aside.
At this point, Zhu Yi’s cultivation was almost ending.
The Yin Wind within his body remained static all of a sudden. The brutal Yin Wind returned to its natural state of calm spiritual energy. Everything couldn’t seem more natural at this point.
A piece of Aurous Core that was flashing with a purple radiance remained flawless.
Zhu Yi’s Aurous Core was half black and half white. But they combined very closely, as if they were a single entity. But the black and white were clearly separated.
Within the Aurous Core, there was a balance of light and darkness. They intersected and complemented each other, signifying a seemingly limitless progress.
After a long while, the vibration of aura within Zhu Yi’s body remained still. He opened his eyes and looked at Lin Feng, “Master.”
Lin Feng smiled slightly and extended his finger to tap on his eyebrows. It was a chapter of scripture that he was transferring to Zhu Yi’s mind.
“The second chapter of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue. The Four Appearances Article. The Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script!”
This was the mantra Lin Feng prepared to give his Immediate Disciples after they had promoted to the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage and were preparing to form the Nascent Soul. Now that Zhu Yi was successful, Lin Feng naturally passed it to him.
As Zhu Yi focused his mind, his powers started to be initiated by the Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script.
As chaos was destroyed, the images of the Earth, Water, Fire and Wind stabilized again and opened the Heavens and Earth. The Earth was born as a result.
Lin Feng watched quietly as he cultivated. He saw clouds rising around Zhu Yi. The clouds were surging and there was the flashing of a light figure within the clouds.
As he observed more carefully, Lin Feng saw a clearer light figure. The body shape of the figure was huge. It was the look of a Qilin, with its dragon tail and scales, calm aura and body of clouds.
Besides this Qilin light figure, there were 3 other light figures surfacing from the clouds. They started to form proper shapes.
As Lin Feng saw this, he revealed a smile on his face. Through the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams, he had already known that his few disciples would have different understandings as they cultivated.
Especially Zhu Yi, Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao. With regards to their understanding of mantras, they would be more impressionable.
That was probably a huge characteristic that they possessed as they were destined individuals.
Now that Zhu Yi cultivated the Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script, it was obvious that he infused his own understanding of the true meaning of Great Tao above his foundation of mantras, enabling him to develop new conceptions.
“Zhu Yi, is it the four spirits?” Lin Feng looked at the four light figures and nodded his head slightly. These light figures were not due to changes Zhu Yi made to the mantras, but due to his understanding of the concept of the Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script. They were slowly manifesting and converting into practical entities.
It was a form of reliance, a type of consolidation.
It was like how an Immortal Soul Stage Elder formed a physical spell body after he had reached the perfect cultivation realm.
Zhu Yi had not formed the Immortal Soul. As he formed these light figures, it was natural that they were not as powerful as the physical spell bodies. But they were similar.
Out of the four light figures, only the Qilin’s figure was fully formed. The rest of the figures were blurry. As the light figures sunk into the clouds, the clouds were retracted back into Zhu Yi’s body. After Zhu Yi finished, he stood up and bowed towards Lin Feng, “Master.”
Lin Feng nodded his head and laughed, “Zhu Yi, well done. You have ambitions and your accumulations is dense enough. Normal people are afraid of the Tribulations of the Yin Wind, but you are as calm as ever.”
Zhu Yi said, “I have to thank Master for your guidance.”
He paused for a moment and raised his brows slightly, “Master, I have gained much after analyzing the Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script. But there are also some areas which I am unclear of too.”
“No worries.” Lin Feng replied, “The areas which you are unclear of deserve more of your attention.”
Zhu Yi nodded his head repeatedly, “That is the reasoning indeed.”
Lin Feng said, “Rest well now and prepare for your scholarly examination.”
“Oh yes, Zhu Yi, as you go for the examination this team, if Jun Zining come along with someone, please bring them back to the mountain.”
Zhu Yi’s brows were raised, “In that case, what if they don’t come? Do I go and find them?”
“If they get into trouble and ask for help, there’s no harm helping them.” Lin Feng said, “But if that’s not the case, don’t be too bothered.”
Lin Feng’s attitude was slowly changing. Regarding those with unique gifts, he still wanted to accept them as disciples, but it was not necessary.
There was a luxurious residence in the east of Tianjing that belonged to the Great Zhou Crown Prince’s assistant, Chen Yu.
In a small room at the backyard of the mansion, there were two little girls who were at odds with each other.
The older one was wearing green. She was Jun Zining. She was looking at the other girl in red, “Qingwu, what do you want me to say about you?”
The girl in red was Luo Qingwu. She laughed bitterly, “Zining, I already know that I am in the wrong.”
“Whatever happened was decided by my family members. It had nothing to do with the Celestial Sect of Wonders. I know this already.” Luo Qingwu twisted her own sleeves and said softly, “But because of that, how can I find Master Lin for help now?”
“Master Lin is a generous man. He might not even take such a small matter to heart. But I can’t be so shameless.” She covered her own face and screamed in frustration, “I have infuriated him and now I still have to find him to heal my sickness. How can I be so thick-skinned?”
Jun Zining sighed, “That’s why I say, why are you so stubborn. You can still make a U-turn and admit your mistakes sincerely. Master Lin is very forgiving. He won’t take it to heart.”
“How can a few sentences of apology cut it?” Luo Qingwu grabbed her fist tightly and shook her head, “I have to do something to compensate Master Lin!”
Jun Zining looked at Luo Qingwu suspiciously, “You? What can you do?”
“Zining, don’t look at me in this light.” Luo Qingwu eyes shifted suspiciously and she laughed, “I found out something.”