Chapter 498: No Smoke Without Fire
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Jun Zining looked at Luo Qingwu curiously, “What did you find out, what?” As she was speaking, Jun Zining was stunned suddenly. She looked around her surroundings, “This is Chen Yu’s residence. Chen Yu is the assistant of the Great Zhou Crown Prince…Crown Prince…surely not?”
Luo Qingwu lowered her voice and said, “I heard that it’s because Zhu Yi’s brother got too close to the Great Zhou Fourth Prince, causing the Crown Prince to be displeased.”
Jun Zining became more serious, “Qingwu, how did you know?”
Luo Qingwu replied, “Chen Yu’s smallest grandson, you’ve seen him before. Before you came, he drank too much along with several of his family members. During his drunk stupor, he mentioned it.”
“Some people questioned him, but he claimed that his grandfather said it. After he became sober, he denied everything again.”
Jun Zining pondered, “Although Chen Yu did not have much cultivation in mantras, he is still the confidante of the Great Zhou Crown Prince. He has always doted on his smallest grandson. Maybe there is some truth in what he said. But this sort of court matters shouldn’t have been revealed by Chen Yu.”
“As such an experienced official, I don’t think he can make such a foolish mistake. Unless he was using this method to leak fake news to you?”
Luo Qingwu turned her head, “Maybe that is the case.”
Both Luo Qingwu and Luo Chi interacted with Lin Feng on Mount Kunlun. The Luo Family knew about it and there were no guarantees that the news wouldn’t spread.
Maybe someone wanted to use such a method to leak fake news to Lin Feng. The authenticity of the news cannot be confirmed.
“But it is hard to say too. But there are many times when weird stuffs were leaked, but they were real. They sounded even more ridiculous than those weird novels.” Jun Zining said, “Let’s not hurry. We should be more careful and continue to observe. After clarifying the situation, we shall then make a decision.”
“Okay!” Luo Qingwu nodded her head, “I think so too. There’s no smoke without fire. Since there is such news, regardless whether it is real or fake, there must be someone plotting something behind the scenes.”
Jun Zining said, “The main character that you mentioned, Zhu Yi’s brother, will be here personally, in Tianjing. When that happens, we can go and find him. Maybe he will reveal the truth.”
Luo Qingwu was a little lost and felt that her body was entering a state of stillness. Although the damaged Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl was about to be crushed, it was stabilized by an aura of life, thus it wasn’t really destroyed yet.
That life aura was converted from the spiritual essence of the petals of the Dual Polarity Flower that Lin Feng gave.
“Uncle Lin…” Luo Qingwu grabbed her knees to her chest and stared into the sky.
At the same time, Lin Feng and Zhu Yi were in the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World. Lin Feng laughed, “You can try to figure out this thing.”
As he said, Lin Feng passed the Celestial Cloud Silk and the Heavenly Soul Marble broken pieces to Zhu Yi.
Zhu Yi received it and used his powers to scan it. He realized something special and lifted his head to look at Lin Feng. Lin Feng smiled but did not speak.
“This thing is precious.” Zhu Yi kept the Celestial Cloud Silk and the Heavenly Soul Marble broken pieces. To him, although the value was not that great, Zhu Yi knew that if he cultivated the Heavenly Soul Marble into many sections of the Celestial Cloud Silk and gave them to his disciples, the effect would be very great.
Zhu Yi went to figure out the mantra and the Celestial Cloud Silk, while Lin Feng put his attention on the rest.
Shi Tianhao was still in the purple cauldron, as he grinded his own Aurous Core and powers.
The cauldron was filled with different types of precious treasures. To cultivate the powers within would need a long time and great effort.
Shi Tianhao was very patient. He did not rush and cultivated his own Aurous Core slowly. At the same time, he was also inching towards success and prepared towards the eventual metamorphosis he was going to experience.
Xiao Yan was the same. Although his powers were already very pure, he did not challenge the Tribulations of the Yin Wind blindly and push for the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage.
During this period, he was very careful. He continued to manage the balance of the 3 Primordial Fires in his body and feel the power concept of the Parasol Tree Wood Essence.
As he prepared more now, he would be more stable when he overcame the Tribulations of the Yin Wind.
Otherwise, before the Tribulations of the Yin Wind came, the Primordial Fires might wreak havoc. As his body struggled, he might perish.
As the Primordial Fires wreaked havoc, Lin Feng could help him to repress them. But for anyone overcoming the Tribulations of the Yin Wind, he could only count on himself and not the help of others.
If anything happens, Lin Feng could save his life, but there would be great damage to Xiao Yan’s vital energy.
With Xiao Yan’s personality, he was always forward-looking and courageous. For him to see the light at the end of the tunnel but still remain patient, to a certain extent, it was a torture.
Whereas for Yue Hongyan, she had prepared everything and already started to form the Aurous Core, as she pushed for the Aurous Core Stage.
At this point, within Yue Hongyan’s aura sea, there was a black nine-level spiritual altar that was burning with flames at its peak that shone a purple light.
Above the spiritual altar, there was a crucible. Within the crucible, the Avici Infernal Gale was spurting out. At the bottom of the crucible, it was surrounded by boundless flames. There were many engravings on the body of the crucible. They were countless writings of principles and truths of Taoism of the Multiverse.
In the internal part of the crucible, there was a figure of an Aurous Core. It sank and floated among the Avici Infernal Gale, while huge amounts of spiritual energy surged within it.
Yue Hongyan opened her eyes suddenly. Within her crimson red pupils, there was the flashing of flames, which was very eye-catching.
Her Aurous Core had formed its shape and was on longer just an illusory figure. It had consolidated into a real entity, into a bright Aurous Core that was flashing with purple light and revolving non-stop.
The Aurous Core Stage had been reached!
Not only did her powers increased significantly, her longevity was extended beyond a thousand years. She had more time to cultivate and discover the principles of the Heavens and Earth and the truths of Taoism.
Lin Feng’s 5th Aurous Core disciple had been born. As Yue Hongyan stood up, she bowed towards Lin Feng, “Master!”
“Take care of your Aurous Core. This is only the beginning, there is still a long way to go.” Lin Feng laughed as he lifted Yue Hongyan up. He looked at her and laughed again, “For all of you, once you have formed the Aurous Core, I will give you a Nascent Soul Stage magic item. You are no exception either.”
Yue Hongyan’s eyes brightened, as if she was thinking of something.
Lin Feng laughed, “Oh, it seems like you have something you want? Tell me, which magic item?”
Yue Hongyan was very straightforward. Although she was a little embarrassed, she said honestly, “You shall make all the decisions, but what I want is the Golden Crown of Angels and Demons.”
As Lin Feng heard it, he laughed and pointed at her forehead, “You have indeed not let me down.”
The Golden Crown of Angels and Demons was a gift given to him by Liang Pan during the Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou County, delivered by Mei Wulang. It was a rather decent Nascent Soul Stage magic item.
This Golden Crown of Angels and Demons was cultivated using a secret manual. It contained a mighty and mysterious power, and was especially suitable for physical martial arts cultivators. When complemented by the form of a Demon and God, it would greatly strengthen the flesh and soul of the cultivator.
In truth, it was the magic item that Lin Feng prepared for Yue Hongyan.
If it was someone else, they might feel awkward wearing the magic item given by the arch-enemy of their country, the Great Zhou Empire.
But Yue Hongyan wouldn’t feel that way. She would only feel more satisfied using the enemy’s magic item to kill him.
Yue Hongyan was talented in both physical martial arts and mantras. Overall, she was more towards a physical martial arts cultivator. Her battling style was more towards close-combat killing. That was why the Golden Crown of Angels and Demons was the most suitable for her.
Of course, this magic item was given to Lin Feng by the Great Zhou Empire. But if they knew that it was given to Yue Hongyan, they might not feel comfortable and happy about it.
But that would only infuriate those who were at the lower rungs of the Great Zhou Empire. When it came to Liang Pan’s level, these kinds of things were nothing too serious. They were just chips used in playing a game
As the powers of the Celestial Sect of Wonders continued to grow, their influence would grow too. Their game with the Great Zhou Empire would be even more extensive than before.
Regardless whether it was Zhu Yi or Yue Hongyan, they were closely related to the Great Zhou Empire. There was still time for them to build up ties together.
Thus, Lin Feng did not bother too much and gave the Golden Crown of Angels and Demons to Yue Hongyan, as well as helping her to cultivate this magic item.
Once his Immediate Disciples formed the Aurous Core successfully, they would be given a Nascent Soul Stage magic item. Such an action was the envy of many sects in the Divine Lands as it was an extremely generous move to make.
As Yue Hongyan formed the Aurous Core, she gained a deeper understanding of mantras and the principles and truths of Taoism. For the original mantras that she cultivated, she developed new understandings and questions about them. She used this opportunity to consult Lin Feng.
As Lin Feng answered her questions one by one, Yue Hongyan continued to figure them out. As she just formed the Aurous Core, she still needed time to consolidate things.
Lin Feng also gave her the Celestial Cloud Silk and the Heavenly Soul Marble broken pieces.
As he saw Yue Hongyan leaving, Lin Feng’s gaze flashed with a hint of pity. He sighed, “It’s a pity.”
The quality of the Aurous Core was divided into the purple, red, green and yellow pill. The purple pill was the best while the yellow pill was the worst.
Yue Hongyan formed the purple pill. If she was in another sect, it was a celebratory matter. But Lin Feng still felt a tinge of regret.
Beyond the purple pill, if an image could surface, then the quality would be even higher.
For example, Xiao Yan’s Primordial Fire Aurous Core, Zhu Yi’s Light and Darkness Aurous core, Wang Lin’s Life and Destruction Aurous Core, Shi Tianhao’s Nine-Holed Aurous Core were all purple pills that formed images. They were more superior purple pills.
But now it seemed like not everyone could produce such superior Aurous Core. If Yue Hongyan could not be successful in that aspect, what about Yang Qing?
Although they were all Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples whose talent statistics totaled up to more than 30 points, was there still a gap?
Lin Feng pursed his lips, “Indeed, not everyone has unbelievable powers. Otherwise, there would be no destined individuals anymore.”
“Oh?” At this point, Lin Feng’s mind wavered. He turned his head in another direction, “Is Xiao Yan preparing for the Tribulations of the Yin Wind?”