Chapter 508: Both Parties Are Confident
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Two light spots flew out from Shazhou County. They were surrounded by golden radiances and released a powerful vibration of demonic aura.
But this demonic aura did not seem to be ferocious or brutal. Rather, it was pure and seemed rather extraordinary. But it seemed haughty at the same time.
The light spot landed on Lin Feng’s Purple Clouds bridge. As the Purple Clouds surged, they were brought back to Mount Yujing.
Lin Feng looked at the two light figures in front of him. As the light figure transformed, Lin Feng could see two Demon Phoenixes converting to human form slowly.
As the golden light dissipated, there were two human figures in front of Lin Feng. One was that of a male and the other was a female. The male had the appearance of a 40 year old middle-aged man. He was tall and thin, and was decked in a crimson robe. He did not tie his long hair, which was placed behind his shoulders. He looked very simple, but he his demeanor was very elegant.
Beside him was a young lady in black. She looked like she was only 13 or 14 years old. She looked pretty and refined.
The common point about the two of them was that their visions were very clear. As they looked at Lin Feng, they did not seem overbearing and their attitudes were very courteous. But they did keep their distance.
The middle-aged man said first, “Are you the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders? I am Fei Ye from the Crimson Demon Phoenix tribe.”
The lady beside him greeted Lin Feng too, “I am Black Jade from the Black Demon Phoenix tribe. I have met Master Lin before.”
Lin Feng’s gaze landed on Fei Ye. He felt that the vibration of demonic powers around him was very tremendous. He did not show it off but he did not repress it either. He allowed it to exude on its own and reveal his achievement of the Undying Demon Soul.
He was different from Golden Crow, Qiong Qi and the rest of the demon tribes. When Grand Sage demons came to the Divine Lands, they would be surrounded by human cultivators. But the Demon Phoenix tribe was a little special. They entered the Divine Lands very rarely. Most human cultivators would close one eye when it came to them.
The Demon Phoenix tribe was very independent in the Barren Expanses. They did not interfere in the disputes of others. Because they were very powerful, no one else disturbed them too.
All this while, this tribe had always operated alone. Although they were not entirely isolated, they rarely interacted with the external world.
Because of this, the Demon Phoenix tribe did not even participate in the war between the humans and demons. Demon Phoenixes were peaceful by nature. If no one threatened them, they would not cause much destruction.
Thus, in the years gone by, their relationship with the human cultivation world was slightly more cordial.
Of course, this also had something to do with their might. Including the Three Holy Grounds of the past, no one dared to treat the Demon Phoenix tribe as an enemy.
Lin Feng turned his attention to the other side and looked at Black Jade. He felt her mana vibration, “This is familiar. The phoenix who broke the Millennium Black Ice and followed the Kun Peng into the Secret Manual of Kun Peng is her?”
Lin Feng scanned her and realized that she was in the realm of a Demon Lord. She was rather young too. For her to reach such a realm with her age, she must be very outstanding among the Demon Phoenix tribe.
Long Ye, Hu Yanyan, Black Feathers and Black Jade must be one of the rising talents in the demonic clan.
They had already achieved outstanding results and were only waiting to form the Undying Demon Soul. Among them, Long Ye seemed to be the most outstanding one as of now.
When Lin Feng was sizing them up, Fei Ye and Black Jade were also observing him. But regardless whether it was Black Jade or Fei Ye, they realized they could not see through Lin Feng.
It was not because he was too powerful for them to analyze him. In front of them, Lin Feng seemed like an average person who had not undergone any cultivation.
The question was, was that possible?
Because of this, this made Fei Ye and Black Jade think that Lin Feng was very unpredictable.
Xiao Yan left the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World at this time too and stood behind Lin Feng. He was naturally noticed by Fei Ye and Black Jade. They could tell Xiao Yan’s cultivation though.
He was in the Aurous Core Stage. But Fei Ye and Black Jade could feel the frightening aura within his body.
Fei Ye thought nothing much of that. But Black Jade, who was in the Advanced Stage of the Demon Lord realm and was close to achieving the Undying Demon Soul, looked at Xiao Yan and felt a sense of danger.
It was as if he could threaten her life.
Although he was a whole cultivation realm away from her, she was still petrified. Black Jade remained calm, but felt surprised in her heart.
Lin Feng looked at Fei Ye and Black Jade and said, “Why are the both of you here?”
Fei Ye answered steadily, “There was a treasure that belonged to my demonic tribe. It’s called the Parasol Tree Wood Essence. Many years ago, it was lent to the Kun Peng Grand Sage, but he died in the Divine Lands. This caused our treasure to be lost in the North Polar Sea of the Divine Lands.”
The Kun Peng he was talking about was naturally the ancient Kun Peng which had formed the Undying Demon Soul Third Level.
“Previously, the current Kun Peng Grand Sage sent his son Black Feathers into the Secret Manual of Kun Peng to find it. Black Jade followed along too to retrieve the Parasol Tree Wood Essence.” As Fei Ye said, he looked at Black Jade, “But things changed and we did not succeed.”
Fei Ye looked at Lin Feng and said, “We came here to request for Master Lin to return the treasure to us.”
Lin Feng smiled and remained silent. Xiao Yan was also silent.
At one point, both parties did not speak. The situation seemed to be tense.
Xiao Yan raised his brows and he developed a weird expression. He used his mana to communicate with Lin Feng, “Master, is this Demon Phoenix trying to scam us?”
Lin Feng laughed, “That’s not the case. But their Demon Phoenix tribe has always thought in this way.”
From the moral standards and reasoning of the Demon Phoenix tribe, it was perfectly fine for them to retrieve what they had lost. The item should return to its owner, regardless of what happened.
Even if the item was not snatched from them but was found somewhere, it was logical to return it to its owner. There was no such thing as a trade. There was no such thing as a reward because the item rightfully belonged to the owner.
Similarly speaking, if an item was found, it would be returned to its owner.
Fei Ye and Black Jade had developed such an idea about things ever since young.
After listening to Lin Feng’s words, Xiao Yan pursed his lips, “This Parasol Tree Wood Essence has changed hands many time. The rightful owner should have been reclassified. How can he just claim that it’s his?”
“If we take a step back, even if it belonged to them, it doesn’t mean that everyone should conform to their standards.”
Lin Feng laughed, “So, since immemorial, every time the Demon Phoenix tribe and other tribes clashed, it was usually started from the other party. That’s why they retaliated. It was very rare for the Demon Phoenix to draw first blood, due to the conflict with their standards.”
Xiao Yan did not change his expression, but he started to judge Fei Ye and Black Jade, “Master, what are they plotting? Acting nice before they attack?”
“It’s not the case. I can only say that they are testing me. They want to see if I conform to the same standards as them.”
Lin Feng laughed. In this day and age, unless it was an unresolvable conflict or a deep-seated hatred, no one in the Grand Celestial World would dare to attack the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
No one dared to rile the Demon Phoenix tribe, but similarly, no one dared to rile Lin Feng for nothing.
Xiao Yan asked, “Master, so we…”
Lin Feng responded, “They are not the decision-makers. There’s not much to discuss. We’ll let the person involved to decide on her own.”
Xiao Yan was enlightened, “Yes. Lin Tong already has her own awareness. She should decide what she wants.”
Lin Feng instructed, “There’s no need to tell Lin Tong first or inculcate any thoughts in her mind. Let her decide on her own.”
“Master?” Xiao Yan was a little bewildered. As he saw that Lin Feng looked indifferent, Xiao Yan seemed to think of something.
After the both of them stopped communicating with each other, Lin Feng said, “Bring Lin Tong to see the both of them.” Xiao Yan nodded his head and disappeared.
After Xiao Yan left, Fei Ye and Black Jade were more relaxed. During the tense moment that they had, the situation seemed to be a little awkward. Besides Lin Feng and Xiao Yan, Fei Ye and Black Jade were also communicating secretly.
“Elder, if he does not want to return the Parasol Tree Wood Essence, what should we do?” Black Jade asked. “They are waiting over the other side.”
Fei Ye did not alter his expression. After remaining silent for a while, he said, “There are two schools of thoughts within the tribe. One side believes that we should interact more with the Celestial Sect of Wonders and obtain the Parasol Tree Wood Essence through diplomatic means. The other side votes for forceful methods to retrieve the Parasol Tree Wood Essence and not bow down to the greed of the humans.”
Black Jade raised her brows, “The ideas of humans deviate from us too much…”
Fei Ye said, “The price for clashing with the Celestial Sect of Wonders is too great. But we need to prepare for it too.”
As the two of them were speaking, they heard Lin Feng asking Xiao Yan to bring the Parasol Tree Wood Essence over, making them more relieved. Just being in front of Lin Feng and on Mount Yujing already brought them pressure.
But as they heard the term “Lin Tong”, they were a little stunned, “It seems like this Parasol Tree Wood Essence has its own life?”
This was out of their expectations. But they were still confident that as long as Lin Feng and Xiao Yan did not stop them, they could persuade Lin Tong to return to the Barren Expanses.
“After all, that’s her hometown. With her fellow tribesman around, even if she’s not a demon yet, she came from a Divine Parasol Tree after all.”
Fei Ye and Black Jade looked at each other and they had the same thought.
Very soon, Xiao Yan had brought Lin Tong over. She was sucking her own thumb as she looked at Fei Ye and Black Jade. She could sense their closeness to her.
As they looked noticed Lin Tong’s gaze, Fei Ye and Black Jade were more confident. The Demon Phoenix tribe and the Parasol Tree were close companions and had gone through a lot together. Their ties could not be cut.
Fei Ye felt a lot better, “If you don’t interfere and let this doll decide on her own, then everything is fine.”