Chapter 510: Where’s Their Confidence?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After hearing the name of the Parasol Tree King, Xiao Yan looked at Lin Feng subconsciously. After spending a lot of time and effort, his understanding of the Demon Phoenix tribe and the Divine Parasol Tree had grown deeper.
Of course, these 2 demonic tribes had always been mysterious. Their interaction with the outside world had also been sparse. There was not much valuable news.
But even so, Xiao Yan had heard of the Parasol Tree King before. That was because he was the leader of the Divine Parasol Tree tribe and had long formed the syncretic star soul. As a tree that converted into a demon, he had lived for very long.
Normally speaking, in the Barren Expanses, a demon would be considered a King or an Emperor only when there was a consensus among the various demons. One example would be the Hades Emperor in the past.
The Golden Roc Grand Sage called himself the Emperor Roc. It was a motivation for himself, which demonstrated his ambition and confidence. Although he had many under his command, this was not recognized by the other powerful demonic tribes. The Heavenly Charms Grand Sage’s junior, the Sirius Grand Sage, had once made sarcastic remarks about the Golden Roc Grand Sage in front of him.
The situation of the Parasol Tree King was different from the Golden Roc Grand Sage. This term was normally used within the internal context of the Divine Parasol Tree tribe and the Demon Phoenix tribe. The Divine Parasol Tree tribe was even more isolated than the Demon Phoenix tribe. The Parasol Tree King had not even left the Parasol Tree Forest for hundred thousands of years.
His powers were great enough and his seniority level was high enough. But he was normally very low-profile He was not ambitious and violent, thus many of the demonic tribes recognized his status secretly and did not make a fuss over it. There were some demonic tribes who were closer to the Divine Parasol Tree tribe and the Demon Phoenix tribe that used this term to call him.
After hearing Fei Ye and Black Jade’s simple introduction, Lin Feng and Xiao Yan learnt that the Parasol Tree King naturally had his own companion, but she had perished in a disaster many years ago. The Parasol Tree King could only preserve her wood essence.
Over hundred thousands of years ago, the ancient Kun Peng, also known as the Sea Dome Kun Peng, borrowed the Parasol Tree Wood Essence. But he perished along with the Parasol Tree Wood Essence in the Divine Lands, unexpectedly. The Parasol Tree Wood Essence did not return in the hands of the Parasol Tree King.
The Parasol Tree King had already formed the Undying Demon Soul Third Level, the syncretic star soul realm. As compared to the human form Immortal Soul Stage Third Level where one has essentially formed his own world, the Parasol Tree King had also free himself of the characteristic of the Parasol Trees where companions lived and died together.
Thus, even though he had no companion, he was able to live for many years.
Lin Feng heard this and looked at Fei Ye. He did not speak, but he was asking without speaking.
Since the Parasol Tree King did not need the Parasol Tree Wood Essence to survive, why was he so desperate to find Lin Tong?
Fei Ye and Black Jade looked at each other and revealed a sense of hesitation. Black Jade wanted to open her mouth but Fei Ye shook his head towards her, “Forget it, let me say it.”
He turned to look at Lin Feng and Xiao Yan, before looking at Lin Tong. He said, “This is a humiliation of the Demon Phoenix tribe and the Parasol Tree Wood tribe. Very little people and demons know about this, thus the both of you naturally wouldn’t know too.”
“The Parasol Tree King met with a disaster thousands of years ago, harming his vital energy. Although he did not perish, his injury remained till now. It is difficult to fully heal it. But if he wants to contain the injury, he needs the Parasol Tree Wood Essence that came from the same source as him to perform an ancient spell.”
Lin Feng pondered for a moment and asked, “After the spell is performed, what happens to Lin Tong?”
The two of them looked serious and Fei Ye answered, “Nothing injurious will happen to her. Furthermore, she will be blessed by the Parasol Tree King’s powers. Her spirituality and powers will grow a level.”
The Demon Phoenix tribe always meant what they say and never tricked others. No one could debate that in the Grand Celestial Wall. In terms of credibility, they were the highest.
After Lin Feng heard it, he nodded his head and Xiao Yan asked him secretly, “Master, is Lin Tong the reincarnation of that Parasol Tree? If that is the case, isn’t she and the Parasol Tree King…”
Xiao Yan wanted to say that the Parasol Tree King was a cradle snatcher, but he stopped himself.
“Lin Tong is not considered a reincarnation of the Parasol Tree demon. She is not even an avatar.” Lin Feng said, “She inherited the way and power concept of the Parasol Tree demon’s cultivation.”
“With that as the foundation, we enabled her to develop her spiritual awareness, before we cultivated the Parasol Tree Wood Essence to be a part of her body. If we want to push it, we can consider her a member of the Divine Parasol Tree tribe.”
After he finished speaking with Xiao Yan, Lin Feng looked at Fei Ye and Black Jade. He asked, “Although I have not met the Parasol Tree King before, I can understand his pain. He met with a disaster and because Lin Tong landed in the stomach of the Sea Dome Kun Peng, he suffered for years.”
“Now that Lin Tong has resurfaced, it means that it’s time for a change in the fortunes of the Parasol Tree King.”
After hearing what Lin Feng said, Fei Ye and Black Jade revealed their happiness. Fei Ye thanked Lin Feng with his hands, “The Demon Phoenix and Divine Parasol Tree tribes are grateful for Master Lin’s generosity.”
Lin Feng shrugged him off, “But I must say that you have to keep Lin Tong save. After saving the Parasol Tree King, she must return to the mountain safely.”
Although Lin Feng was calm, both Fei Ye and Black Jade understood his intentions. They nodded their heads, “That’s only right. Please rest assured we’ll do so.”
Xiao Yan started to interact with Lin Tong. She opened her eyes wide and blinked, asking pitifully, “Does Grandfather and Father not want me anymore?”
“Silly girl.” Xiao Yan rubbed her head. “Why will I not want you? You are going to the Parasol Tree Forest to save someone. After everything is over, you can come back to reunite with us.”
As she sucked her thumb, she asked, “Save someone?”
After pondering for a moment, she requested, “Can Father and Grandfather come along?”
Fei Ye and Black Jade looked at each other and they revealed a troubled look. The Parasol Tree King had retreated for years. There has been no one who could step near him.
“Of course.” Fei Ye thought for a moment before saying decisively. “Since you are so generous and have extended a helping hand towards both tribes, you are our friend. If you are willing to come along, we are more than happy to receive you.”
Although Fei Ye had formed the Undying Demon Soul, his position inside the Demon Phoenix tribe still rendered him incapable of making such important decisions.
But with the characteristics of the Demon Phoenix and the Divine Parasol Tree tribes, this was not a decision that would cause much debate among their tribe members.
Repaying a gratitude was also one of the virtues of the Demon Phoenix tribe.
Lin Feng said, “I have been wanting to visit the Parasol Tree Forest. But I have been bogged down by matters recently and can’t spare much time.”
He communicated with Xiao Yan, “Xiao Yan, relieve yourself of all matters first. Go to the Parasol Tree Forest with them. As to what you have to do, I don’t have to tell you, do I?”
Xiao Yan thought for a while and he understood. He did not reveal it in his face, but laughed towards Lin Feng secretly, “Don’t worry Master, I know what to do. I promise that the mission will be completed.”
Lin Feng smiled and opened his mouth, “My disciple, Xiao Yan, will go on this trip on my behalf.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head, “Apologies for the disturbance.”
Fei Ye and Black Jade replied, “You are welcome. We should be thanking you instead.”
After confirming that Xiao Yan was going along, Lin Tong did not input more decisions. Although she saw Fei Ye and Black Jade getting closer, she hid behind Xiao Yan instinctively. But she was not as wary towards them as before.
Regardless whether it was Fei Ye or Black Jade, they were anxious now. They could not wait to bring Lin Tong back to the Barren Expanses.
Since they had already agreed to help, Lin Feng and Xiao Yan did not make it difficult for them. After settling his own matters, Xiao Yan brought Lin Tong along immediately and left with Fei Ye and Black Jade.
Lin Feng watched as Xiao Yan and the two of them leave. He sat quietly at the top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree, pondering. After that, he opened his mouth and asked, “Nanhua, is there anything wrong?”
A youth in white broke through void space and came behind Lin Feng. It was Kang Nanhua. He replied calmly, “Master, I have received news that the Shi Clan and Yu Clan of the Great Qin Empire have been active recently. They have suddenly become closer to each other.”
“Shi Clan and the Yu Clan…” Lin Feng thought in his heart, “The Four Great Aristocratic Families of the Great Qin Empire are the spearheads of the aristocratic families in the Great Qin Empire. Among them, the Huo Family was not very involved, whereas the other 3 families were much closer. They have even arranged related marriages.”
Especially the Shi Clan and the Yu Clan, who were very close. After Shi Tianyi displayed his talent, these two families had been getting closer and closer.
This was something that everyone knew, thus it was natural that Kang Nanhua learnt about it. But for him to report this to Lin Feng, it was obvious that their relationship had reached an abnormal point.
Ever since Lin Feng accepted Shi Tianhao as his disciple, he knew that he would clash with the Shi and Yu Clan one day. That was because Shi Tianhao and Shi Tianyi’s conflict would never be resolved.
Unless the Shi Clan changed their tune and give up on Shi Tianyi, otherwise they were fated to be a part of Shi Tianhao’s road of destiny.
If it was only Shi Tianhao alone, then it was still fine. But now the Celestial Sect of Wonders had become a huge figure that the Shi Clan could not deal with single-handedly. If they could change their course, the Shi Clan would definitely change it without hesitation.
But it was a pity that they owed Shi Tianhao too much. Only if they lost everything could they compensate him.
The conclusion was always the same. The Shi Clan had to walk the dark path, whereas it was even more obvious for the Yu Clan.
Not to even mention the issue between Shi Tianhao and Shi Tianyi, there were many Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters from the Yu Clan that perished in the hands of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Such a hatred could not be forgotten.
“Did they become closer due to the pressure brought about by the Great Qin Empire, or are they targeting me?” Lin Feng pondered, “If they are targeting me, then where’s their confidence?”