Chapter 501: It’s Time
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster brought Tao Yaoyao along to visit Lin Feng. There was only one simple reason. He came here for Lin Feng’s Heavens-Patching Vine.
Tao Yaoyao was the most gifted successor in the Sword of Radiance Sect for the past 1000 years. She was accepted as the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster’s Immediate Disciple and was nurtured.
A few hundred years ago, Tao Yaoyao had already reached the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage. She was a rising talent in the entire Divine Lands. Not only did her cultivation increase significantly, her battling skills were also very ferocious.
But it was also because Tao Yaoyao was very competitive that she paid a price for fighting a Nascent Soul Stage freak. During the process, she managed to overcome him, but her Aurous Core developed a huge crack and was almost damaged.
From then on, Tao Yaoyao had no choice but to recuperate. Due to her damaged Aurous Core, she could not achieve the Nascent Soul which she was so close to.
For the past few hundred years, Tao Yaoyao had been stuck in the Aurous Core Stage and wasted a lot of time.
In fact, before that incident, many people in the Sword of Radiance Sect put their hopes on Tao Yaoyao to be the next Immortal Soul Stage Elder. Although she was only in the Aurous Core Stage, her potential was great and her future was bright.
A year ago, Tao Yaoyao followed the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster to the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai and participated with many others who were younger than her. She entered to look for the Heavens-Patching Vine.
The Heavens-Patching Vine had a miraculous healing effect. Tao Yaoyao almost obtained it, but it ended up in Lin Feng’s hands.
Even if it was the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster who fought Lin Feng, he could not obtain the Heavens-Patching Vine. He had no choice but to visit personally to request for it.
Lin Feng promised the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster that Tao Yaoyao could visit him a year later to seek for help.
Since the 1 year period had been reached, Tao Yaoyao came to find him. But for some reason, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster also came along.
This was different from when Lin Feng followed Xiao Yan up Xingyun Peak. During then, it was obvious that Lin Feng was backing his disciple. Whereas the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster was here to beg for help, thus he had to act more meekly.
Xiao Yan had already understood the situation. Thus, although he was surprised that the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster came along, he remained polite and courteous, as well as welcomed the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster looked at Xiao Yan and nodded his head.
For someone like him who had formed the Immortal Soul, he would not bother about someone who was only in the Aurous Core Stage.
Over the long span of his life, he had seen the rise of many talents and also the fall of many talents. He would not bother much about anyone who didn’t matter.
But Xiao Yan was definitely an exception. Over a year ago, Xiao Yan scaled Xingyun Peak and battled Shi Chongyun. He was only in the Beginner Stage of the Aurous Core Stage while Shi Chongyun was already in the Beginner Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage.
As they met again, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster could tell that Xiao Yan had already promoted to the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage. But it had only been a year since the meeting at Xingyun Peak.
With the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster’s eye power, he could tell that although Xiao Yan had been cultivating very rapidly in his own cave, time was still a limiting factor. For him to achieve such a huge progress in such a short time caught his attention.
Furthermore, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster could clearly feel that Xiao Yan’s body contained a frightening power. The rise in his battling skills dwarfed that of the rise of his cultivation.
Tao Yaoyao was also sizing up Xiao Yan. A year ago, she was retreating on Xingyun Peak and did not see Xiao Yan. She felt a little pitiful over this.
Although she was female, she was very competitive. Before the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, she had always wanted to challenge Xiao Yan. She felt regretful that Xiao Yan did not participate in the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, but as she saw Zhu Yi’s and Xiao Budian’s battle, she was enlightened.
Through Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao, she could roughly gauge Xiao Yan’s actual abilities. During then, if her Aurous Core was fine, she might still have a chance. But as her Aurous Core cracked, she could no longer match up to them.
As she faced Xiao Yan, she felt a huge pressure. Her instincts told her that even if she was at her peak, she would still not be Xiao Yan’s match. Even if she promoted to the Nascent Soul Stage, she might not even have a chance at victory.
Xiao Yan brought the both of them to the Grand Heavens Pavilion. At the back of the pavilion, Lin Feng was sitting on the master seat.
As he saw Xiao Yan bringing the two of them in, he stood up from his seat and smiled, “Supreme Radiance Swordmaster, forgive me for not welcoming you personally.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster stared at Lin Feng and said, “You are too kind. We are the ones disturbing.”
Tao Yaoyao also greeted Lin Feng. Although she was fearless, she also knew that Lin Feng was a character even her Master had to be wary of.
Ever since Lin Feng destroyed the 6 Mountains Celestial Sword Formation and killed the Saintly Celestial Swordsman, the entire Divine Lands knew about Lin Feng.
Lin Feng did not beat around the bush either. He looked at Tao Yaoyao and said to Xiao Yan, “Bring this comrade to the medicine valley to get a section of Heavens-Patching Vine.”
Xiao Yan bowed respectfully, “Yes, Master.” He turned to look at Tao Yaoyao, “Comrade Tao, please follow me.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster nodded towards Tao Yaoyao. Tao Yaoyao expressed her gratitude towards Lin Feng again, “Thank you Elder for your help.”
The both of them left the Grand Heavens Pavilion and walked towards the medicine valley. Xiao Yan communicated with Yang Qing who was at the Nirvana World. Yang Qing was the supervisor of the medicine valley. Although Xiao Yan did not need to notify him, he still did tell Yang Qing every time he wanted to take something from the medicine valley.
“Big Senior, just feel free to bring Comrade Tao over. I am at the medicine valley now.” As he received Yang Qing’s reply, Xiao Yan shrugged his shoulders and intersected his hands behind his head as he walked towards the medicine valley leisurely.
As Tao Yaoyao followed behind him, she was also very relaxed. She looked around and was curious as she saw the flora and fauna on Mount Yujing. She kept on complimenting the place.
As they entered the opening of the medicine valley, passed through the mountainous rocks and entered the valley, they saw a fertile plot of land which grew different kinds of medicine and spiritual herbs.
Many of the spiritual herbs had streaks of white fog surging out of them. In mid-sky, they consolidated to form a white figure of an infant. A strong medicinal sense was released.
Tao Yaoyao’s gaze flashed, “So many of them have developed essences already?”
The Sword of Radiance Sect also had its own medicine farm. After years of accumulation, there were many medicines that had already formed essences. But even though the Celestial Sect of Wonders was set up not long ago, its medicine farm was already so huge. Tao Yaoyao could not help but feel amazed.
She was a very sharp person. She could tell that the dullest thing of a sect was usually the thing that revealed its foundation.
Tao Yaoyao’s gaze landed in Xiao Yan’s eyes. Although he was unsure of what she was thinking, he could make a rough guess. He could not help but laugh in his hear, “This is the normal state of the medicine farm. If the Blessed Spiritual Land is around, it will be even more powerful.”
There were already 2 people at the medicine farm. One of them was Yang Qing.
There was another young man who was thin, but she did not have an impression of him.
Xiao Yan saw him and smiled, “Oh, Yuanfang, you are here too?”
That young man was Li Yuanfang. After he returned from seeing Lin Feng, he met Yang Qing coincidentally. They conversed and as they did so, they came to the medicine valley.
There were some spiritual herbs that Yang Qing had to take care of, thus Li Yuanfang waited patiently for him at one side. He watched as Yang Qing took care of each spiritual herb. He watched very excitedly. To him, such meticulous things made him curious.
As for formations and the changes of life, Li Yuanfang also had a similar interest in them.
As he saw Xiao Yan and Tao Yaoyao coming over, Li Yuanfang greeted them, “Elder Xiao.”
Xiao Yan had already gotten used to his look. He greeted him back and said to Yang Qing, “Fifth Junior, I brought Comrade Tao over to get a section of the Heavens-Patching Vine, under Master’s orders.”
“Since you are here, it’s even better. Your technique is better, please help me to retrieve the item.”
Yang Qing laughed and walked towards the location of the Heavens-Patching Vine. The rest followed behind him. As they walked, Yang Qing continued with his conversation with Li Yuanfang. But in front of Tao Yaoyao, he decided to communicate through is powers instead. Li Yuanfang followed suit too.
Lin Feng once told his disciples that they could include Li Yuanfang in their discussions, but Tao Yaoyao could not be treated in the same way.
As the four of them walked together, Tao Yaoyao looked at Li Yuanfang curiously. As she observed his actions and words, he did not seem to be from the Celestial Sect of Wonders. But he could wander around so freely and the Heavens-Patching Vine was also not kept away from him.
As they reached the place, they saw a jade-green vine on a rock. Its spiritual energy was overflowing.
Tao Yaoyao held her breath as she saw the vine. This was the Heavens-Patching Vine that she had always dreamt of. She had waited for hundreds of years for the Ancient Huanghai World to open up, but eventually her dream did not materialize.
“Comrade Tao, please wait a moment.” Yang Qing walked over and used his own mana to retrieve the Heavens-Patching Vine. His actions were a little slow. He was very gentle and the Grand Moon Primordial Water surged out and nourished the vine.
Yang Qing’s method did not harm the vital energy of the spiritual herb, but yet allowed for the spiritual herb to be plucked. But it was slow and took some time.
Tao Yaoyao could wait for it.
Xiao Yan was an impatient person, but did not mind such a short waiting time. But after Li Yuanfang calculated the time at one side, he nodded towards the other 3, “I’m sorry, I have to go now.”
After bidding goodbye, he turned around and left. Xiao Yan and Yang Qing seemed to be used to that.
Tao Yaoyao looked at Li Yuanfang weirdly as he left, “This…comrade, what is he doing?”
Xiao Yan and Yang Qing looked at each other before laughing. Xiao Yan did not speak while Yang Qing explained, “His time has come.”