Chapter 532: Lin Feng’s Realization
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After an epic battle, the cardinal disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Xiao Yan, was now renowned across the Divine Lands.
He possessed four different types of primordial fires, and defeated and killed three nascent soul advanced stage grandmasters – amongst other nascent soul stage cultivators – when he himself was only in the aurous core advanced stage. He devastated the Yu family’s residence in Xiling city all by himself.
After using Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi to break the Yu Family’s defense magic formation, along with the help of Lin Feng’s spell body which tied up Yu Xintao’s hands, Xiao Yan subsequently flattened the Yu Family ancestral home.
This battle glorified his name as everybody in the world knew about his endeavors. The Yu Family thus became a mere stepping stone to his rise to fame.
The Yu family, one of the four great families of the Great Qin Empire, was in complete ruin. Even their house leader, Yu Xintao, was imprisoned by Lin Feng inside his Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner. An influential family with a long history was left with bits and pieces; these remnants of the Yu Family would never see the light of day again.
The world finally came to know the true power of the Celestial Sect of Wonders after just one battle, and everyone became more fearful of Lin Feng as well.
However, it was also during this fight that the Celestial Sect of Wonders conflicted with the number one holy ground of the Divine Lands – the Great Void Sect. The conflict came to be as a result of the grudges between the two cousins of the Shi Family.
The battle agreement that they arranged between each other was called a ‘friendly training battle’ on the surface, but everybody knew that the battle between the Shi cousins would probably be a showdown to the death.
This fight was going to take place a month later, in a legendary and mythical stage known as the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land. The fight was announced to the world, and the world was watching.
At this moment, Xiao Yan was standing upright on Mount Yujing as he smiled sheepishly at Lin Feng. “Three types of primordial fires cannot be fooled around with.”
Lin Feng chuckled in response. “This is a warning for you to continue practicing. The other disciples on the mountain could see everything in the battle that you just fought.”
Xiao Yan curled his mouth a little. “Phew, thank god I was successful. If not, I would never get over the humiliation.”
He glanced at Shi Tianhao from the corner of his eye. “Even more so for this little guy.”
There was a warm smile on Shi Tianhao’s face. “Do not worry, master. I will emerge victorious in the battle a month later!”
Lin Feng acknowledged his exclamation with a nod. He felt his heart skip a beat and immediately turned to the void on the other side. A gash opened up in the void, and a handsome young man with a purple robe with golden edges appeared from within – it was Miao Shihao.
The only thing was, everybody was slightly taken aback by what they saw. They could all feel that he was very different from before.
He was still the same person – his features and physical characteristics were flawless, and the energies he exuded was still the same technique that he practiced, the Illusion Charm.
However, his entire essence was different. A typically graceful and elegant Shihao had a very serious expression at this moment. There were even traces of a little anxiety. There was nothing feminine about him anymore – he looked a lot more like a talented scholar now.
Noble and awe-inspiring.
Miao Shihao greeted Lin Feng with respect and said with a straight face, “Congratulations on dampening the unreasonable dominance of the Great Void Sect.”
Lin Feng watched him quietly and tilted his head downwards in acknowledgement. “Thank you, Shihao.”
Shi Tianhao could not help himself and blurted out, “Mr. Miao, what is it with you today? Why… Why do I feel that you’re a little different from before?”
“There’s nothing different, I am still me,” Miao Shihao smiled faintly as he replied, “What’s real may not be real, and what may seem illusory may not be so.”
“All solid matter may not be real, and everything virtual that’s illusory may not be a deception after all.”
His entire disposition began to change again and his whole being became feminine once again and returned to the original him that everybody was so used to.
The noble and serious look transformed into those flirtatious eyes that everybody knew. He peered at Lin Feng with watery eyes and covered his mouth as he giggled. “In the end, I have to thank you for sticking out for me!”
Lin Feng did not flash his eye whites this time, but looked at Miao Shihao with a serious expression. “Congratulations to you as well, for attaining a level of mastery on the Illusion Charm.”
Miao Shihao giggled again. “That’s all because of you, sir!”
He raised his head and stared into the sky before he laughed out loud to himself. “I can feel a heavy burden lifting from my chest – everything feels so much smoother and casual.”
Lin Feng wasted no time and threw him into the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. “Since that’s the case, then you should go back and continue cultivating so you can realize your cosmic form in due time.”
Miao Shihao finally left the scene, and Xiao Yan could feel the goosebumps all over his body. He muttered with a lingering wariness, “Every time I look at Mr. Miao, I feel extremely uneasy.”
Lin Feng laughed a little in response and said, “Alright, that’s enough. Go back and nurse yourself and your mana. The fusion of three primordial fires is still quite taxing for you at this point in time.”
Xiao Yan nodded in acknowledgment before he turned to Shi Tianhao. “If you shut yourself in the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World for a month, it will be equivalent to spending either years in the outside world.”
Shi Tianhao chortled at his suggestion. “All those time is meaningless. The powers of my abhijna and mana have already reached the peak of the aurous core stage after my previous reclusion. The gap to the formation of the nascent soul is not about mana anymore – rather, it’s about the grinding of my soul and my mind. This is not something that can be attained by simply sitting down quietly in cultivation.”
“It seems like I have to destroy that nascent soul stage ‘brother’ of mine while I’m only in the aurous core stage. Still, I will be more than happy to push him over as well if I am also in the nascent soul stage.” Shi Tianhao’s face turned mischievous and devious.
“However, it’s still true that quiet cultivation is not the right way to attain the nascent soul. I have a feeling that this battle I am about to have with him shall be my prime opportunity for ascending to the nascent soul stage.”
At this point, Shi Tianhao’s face turned a little more solemn. “Right now, I wish to study the mantras that master has imparted to me and grind my own abhijnas and spells in preparation for the battle in a month’s time.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head and departed back to his Inferno Precipice after speaking his farewells to Lin Feng and Shi Tianhao.
There was a large company inside the Inferno Precipice at this moment. Besides Liu Xiafeng and Yan Wuwei, due to the fact that Zhu Yi had left the mountain, Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha and Li Xingfei were also gathered there. Typically, if they had any questions or doubts regarding cultivation and mantras, they would consult Xiao Yan, their senior uncle. (Translator’s note: This translation is to remain faithful to the Chinese language. It is a title for someone of their master’s generation, other than the master himself, from the same sect.)
At this moment, they were all gathered in together. Even Xu Yunsheng, who was normally more composed than the others, was flushing red with excitement and adrenaline.
The Fatty Yan Wuwei was already flailing his arms and saliva flew out of his mouth as he spoke. “So? So? What did I say previously, my master is extremely powerful, eh? The reason why he doesn’t usually engage in battle with others is because he doesn’t care to do so.”
“If my master wants to fight, then it’s going to be epic – do you guys believe me now? My master is just like the descent of the Fire God upon the earth!”
Besides the five of them, who joined the sect relatively early, there were about a dozen other youths standing around. They were second-generation disciples who were here to socialize.
Everybody was glowing with excitement. Nobody really cared that the Fatty’s saliva was spraying all over their faces and the uproar continued. “Master Xiao is so powerful! Defeating nascent soul advanced stage cultivators when he himself is only in the nascent soul advanced stage! And not just one or two!”
Liu Xiafeng pulled down Yan Wuwei as he asked Wuwei to shut up in a friendly manner. He was also bursting with elation. “The fires that Master Xiao set off were truly spectacular and exciting. The first one burnt the Yu Family residence inside Xiling City to the ground, and the second one was even more fearsome. The second fire incinerated several nascent soul stage grandmasters as well, and there were even two nascent soul advanced stage cultivators amongst his victims.”
“When we were rushing to join under his wing back in Shazhou city, the Yu family and the Aeolus Sect were trying to mess with us – they even tried to kidnap some of us!”
“At the battle of Kunlun, they were trying to cause trouble once again. They finally paid the price today.” Liu Xiafeng sucked in a deep break and said slowly, “What goes around comes around. This is the true justice of the world.”
Ying Luozha, who was typically quieter and more isolated, also felt a certain measure of joy in his heart. However, he was a little displeased with Yan Wuwei’s condescending tone. Even though he was not that close to Zhu Yi, he was still unhappy about his master being put down by others.
However, the spectacular result of Xiao Yan’s battle was undeniable. Ying Luozha still found it all to be extremely impressive.
He grunted once and said, “If I may speak my piece, our Grandmaster Elder* is the person that’s truly powerful. He wasn’t even there and he could already hold back the Yu Family’s house leader. And when he arrived on scene, even the Great Void Sect had to take a step back and compromise.” (*Translator’s Note: This translation is to remain faithful to the Chinese language. This refers to the master of their own master – i.e., Lin Feng is Ying Luozha’s Grandmaster Elder.)
“What our Grandmaster Elder said about ‘All those who mess with the Celestial Sect of Wonders will be punished’ is the exciting part!” Ying Luozha’s eyeballs were radiating with brilliance as his lips curled into a wide smile and rows of wolf-like teeth were revealed. “I know now that I have not chosen the wrong sect!”
Once this was said, the celebratory atmosphere that everybody was sharing in became even more bloated. Nobody cared that it was Ying Luozha – with whom they usually did not interact with – who made this remark; all they knew was that this resonated in everyone’s minds.
After Lin Feng defeated the Mount Shu Sword Sect at the Heavenly Cart Peak Sword Conference, he subsequently repelled an immortal soul third level elder from the Great Void Sect – the Xuanlin Holy Man. All these news of glory and success made the newer generation of the disciples ever so proud.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was unafraid of the Great Void Sect, let alone the Mount Shu Sword Sect!
We always took back what was ours, and we claimed all our debts and settled all our justices. If you refused to return, we would beat you down till you did!
Xu Yunsheng, who was typically more composed and calm, nodded his head slowly. “We have to work even because of this. The mantle to carry on the greatness of our predecessors is ours to carry – we cannot embarrass them.”
Li Xingfei continued, “Our Grandmaster Elder’s name is all over the world now, and so are our masters.”
“The disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders are unrivaled when fighting others of the same level of mastery!” The purple-robed young girl then repeated this statement that was now known in all four corners of the world.
“No matter which generation of disciples is in question, we have to prove to the world that this statement is still accurate!”
Even though she was a girl, her tonality and attitude stirred everyone up. “Yes, you’re absolutely right!”
A ball of fire abruptly lit up in the middle of everyone. An upright figure emerged from within – it was Xiao Yan. He surveyed the group of people and laughed magnificently, “All you kids – don’t just talk, walk the talk! Since all of you have this determination, don’t blame me when I grind you guys doubly hard the next time around.”
Everybody acknowledged at the same time. “We will work doubly hard as well!”
Lin Feng was glad to hear that the younger generation of disciples were growing closer together and were so motivated.
This was the reason for his ‘live broadcast’, was it not? Of course, the preamble of the ‘live broadcast’ was that, while we could win, we could win with flair and spectacle.
When the second generation of disciples took the entrance test, Lin Feng felt that he had overlooked some minor problems. He realized that the second generation of disciples were not that well-informed about their sect’s history and successes.
For example, after the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, the second generation of disciples had no idea what Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao, Yang Qing and the others achieved.
Therefore, Lin Feng had a grand realization after that incident. He began to conduct his own journey of ‘live broadcasting’, and the effects were stellar from the looks of it.
“Eh?” Lin Feng was still contemplating the issue of his live broadcasts when his heart skipped a beat again and he connected his consciousness to his Avatar of Ares.
At this moment, the Avatar of Ares was inside the Void Battleground. The barren blocks of buildings were drifting about across the Spatial Turbulence. Lin Feng managed to capture Wang Lin’s aura of mana from a group of structures on this side.