Chapter 537: The New Function Of The Exchange System
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Before the system level-up, Lin Feng was breaking through to the immortal soul stage inside the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. He shut himself in for seven years and collected multiple exchange system tickets.
Some of these tickets had already been used for either the Spin-A-Wheel page or the Dice System and he had obtained some returns.
He kept a portion of the rest of the tickets for future use.
There were good and bad changes to the system after the level-up. The bad thing was that the regular monthly ticket was removed and, from now onwards, the chances to use the Exchange System would be greatly reduced.
The good thing was that the Exchange System opened up a new function. Besides exchanging points for items, Lin Feng could now place some of his own items that he did not need to trade for other items in the system.
This was not the same as the Lucky Draw system. The items pawned for higher chances in the Lucky Draw system had to be non-system items, and everything had to come from the real world.
On the other hand, the new function of the Exchange System had no restrictions on the origins of the items. Any item could be used to trade.
This meant that even if Lin Feng did not draw something good from the Lucky Draw, he could still make use of it by trading it up.
Naturally, the system decided whether or not the items meant to be traded were equal in value. If the items that Lin Feng put in were not valuable enough, he would not be able to trade for the item he wanted. In order for that to happen, he had to add some items to increase the value of the trade. There would be times when one system item had to be traded for several of Lin Feng’s items.
If Lin Feng’s item had superior value than the system item he wished to trade for, then the aforementioned situation would be the opposite – he could use one of his items to trade for several system items.
Lin Feng was pleased with this new function. He wanted to make use of his useless items and exchange them for higher-level system items.
For example, there was something that Lin Feng wanted right now.
There were some magic treasures inside the system that were already complete. They were mature products and could be used once they were exchanged from the system.
This magic treasure was an ancient medallion called the Divine Token of the Five Thrones. It was ancient, and according to the system description, the medallion was forged with special and esoteric mantras. It was named after five emperors of the Antiquity Age, and was infused with the willpowers of these five emperors. It was extremely powerful and was considered the pinnacle of protective and defensive magic items, and was regarded as an impenetrable force.
The Primordial Age in the history of the Grand Celestial World was a time when demons roamed the earth. The great Immemorial demons commanded the heavens with their respective tribes while the humans lived in misery and submission. They were considered a lower life form, and were ruled over by these demons.
In the ending years of the Primordial Age, the human race rose up against the demons and the ensuing battle dragged out for many years. Many prodigies were born into the human race, and subsequently met their demise, while a great many powerful sects were established and eventually wiped out completely.
Over the course of history, there were several unprecedented prodigious leaders that formed royal empires to unite the people against the demon tribes.
The empire that existed during the Primordial Age was not the same as the Great Zhou Empire or the Great Qin Empire. The emperor back then was the one and true monarch and ruled over the entire human race and dominated the heavens.
The status of the human emperor of the Primordial Age was similar to the Grand Sages of the demonic tribes of today. They lorded over many powerful people and everybody bowed down to them.
More than one human emperor rose and fell during the continuous battle between the humans and the demons. Ultimately, the battle raged and became so violent that the skies tore open and the earth crumbled beneath everyone’s feet. What was originally a single entity that was the Grand Celestial World split into two and transformed into the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses, with the humans inhabiting the former and the demons residing in the latter.
This phenomenal event marked the end of the Primordial Age, and the world entered the Antiquity Age.
The humans were still united under the one true monarch during the Antiquity Age. Dynasties came and went, and many ascended to power just to meet their demise not too long after. There were also several uprisings and rebellions, but on the whole, the human emperor was still the supreme leader of the human world and his word was sacred.
Many families battled for power during the Antiquity Age. Innumerable powerful individuals rose up in the ranks, and some established and created their own cultivation mantras and their own lines. However, with the increasing numbers of cultivation sects, the conflicts and opposition with the royal empire became more apparent.
The last human emperor of the Antiquity Age was brutal and tyrannical. This caused the conflict to blow up, and chaos erupted.
The Antiquity Age ended with the demise of this emperor, and the Divine Lands entered the Middle Ages.
Ever since the start of the middle ages, there had been powerful empires built on cultivation, but the ‘one true emperor’ of the Antiquity Age and the Primordial Age were no more. Powerful sects and holy grounds became the mainstream of the era – hence the saying, “A Millennium of Sects, and a thousand years of Royal Empires”.
The Imperial Palace of the Great Zhou Empire’s Liang Pan was a magic treasure that belonged to one of the human emperors of the Antiquity Age. Its remains had been excavated by Liang Pan, and was since repaired and developed. Even though the process was still incomplete, its power was already extremely formidable.
The Divine Token of the Five Thrones was not a remnant treasure of the ancient human emperors. Rather, it was the remnant of a powerful individual’s magic treasure from after the end of the Antiquity Age. This individual drew upon the concepts of the old human emperors’ powers from both the Primordial and the Antiquity Age to forge this item.
Even so, it was an extraordinary magic treasure.
Yu Xintao’s immortal soul was imprisoned by Lin Feng into the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, and the two special treasures belonging to the Yu Family also ended up in his hands – the Xuanming Bow and the Theorem of Xuanming.
The Original Soul of the Theorem of Xuanming was destroyed after Lin Feng’s assault, and could not longer be considered a magic treasure. However, this treasure was the origin of all of the Yu Family’s mantras, and even though its original soul was lost, Lin Feng could still retrieve the Xuanming Primordial Water and the Mantra of Xuanming from within.
The Xuanming Bow was still a magic treasure, and Lin Feng began to run ideas through his head about what to do with this new item.
After suppressing the original soul of the Xuanming Bow forcefully with his mana, Lin Feng handed it over to the system in exchange for the Divine Token of the Five Thrones, which he so sorely desired.
The truth was that Lin Feng did have good eyes. The system rejected his offer to exchange the Xuanming Bow for the Divine Token of the Five Thrones.
The value of the Divine Token of the Five Thrones was far greater, and could not be exchanged with just the Xuanming Bow.
Lin Feng mercilessly pawned all the miscellaneous magic items he had attained from his various draws. When one was not enough, he added two. When two was not enough, he threw in a third.
Besides the Xuanming Bow, Lin Feng ended up putting down eight other items to satisfy the System’s demands in exchange for the Divine Token of the Five Thrones.
Lin Feng could feel the rippling power of the medallion as he gripped the black piece of metal in his hands. He could feel that a new consciousness and life had begun.
“From the looks of it, the magic items exchanged from the System all have new consciousnesses and souls. They are all in the Gestation period, just like if they had been forged,” Lin Feng thought about his new discovery. “Even though the powers are slightly weaker as the magic treasure’s ‘life’ had just begun from the very beginning, it is easier to control.”
There were five words engraved upon the medallion, according to the arrangement of the five elements. Every word was quietly flowing with radiance, and upon closer inspection, one could see that the flowing light was formed from a dense group of lines and patterns and held immense power.
The element in the middle was Earth, and the word engraved upon it was “Shi”. It represented the unwavering willpower of the first human emperor of the Primordial Age.
The first human emperor was the person that catalyzed the rise of the humans and united the people against the demon races.
The element at the northern part of the medallion was Water, and the word engraved upon it was “Xia.” Its origins belonged to an emperor that was known as the Emperor Xia.
On the left was the Gold element, and the word engraved upon it was “Tai”. The powers were crafted from the willpower of the Emperor Tai. He was also the first person to start forging the Imperial Palace, and was also the person that threw back the demon races to end the Primordial Age.
This was the reason why he was also known as the Last Emperor of the Primordial Age.
The element on the right, on the eastern edge of the medallion belonged to the Wood element. “Chong” was engraved upon it, and it came from the Emperor Chong of the Primordial Age. He was widely renowned as the most magnanimous and merciful emperor. He perished during the prolonged war between the humans and the demons.
The spot at the bottom of the medallion belonged to the Fire element. The word engraved upon it was “Gu”, and it originated from the Emperor of the Ancients.
Lin Feng mulled over the Divine Token of the Five Thrones momentarily before putting it away.
On the other side, the changes that the Two Elements of Creation Formation was performing on Luo Qingwu’s physique were coming to an end. It was a tiny step away from completing the entire process.
Lin Feng clapped his hands repeatedly as rays of mana were projected into the Two Elements of Creation Formation, and finished up the leveling of Luo Qingwu’s physique.
The purple light that the Netherworld Purple Crystal shot out gradually receded and the Two Elements of Creation Formation returned to its original dormant state. The little girl opened her eyes and felt the changes in her body in silence.
There was nothing specific that she had to do. All she needed to do was breathe according to her mantras to separate the Yin energy from the surrounding spiritual energy and subsequently absorb them into her body to convert into pure Yin energy for nourishment.
Such a state of cultivation was naturally more efficient than normal. In fact, the newfound efficiency was off the charts.
Luo Qingwu recovered after a short moment and clanged at Lin Feng timidly. “Sir… Sir…”
Lin Feng said plainly, “The Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl that you possess has been upgraded to the Pure Yin Being. Your cultivations will be a lot faster now.”
Luo Qingwu wanted to say something but felt as if something blocked her throat.
Lin Feng’s mystical powers amazed her. Ever since she was kid, she had known that she was born blessed and possessed a Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl in her body. It was a physique that was optimal for practicing Yin-type mantras, inferior only to the Pure Yin Being. It was also because of this that she was doted upon by her family, and she always got what wanted.
After her Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl was damaged, her entire family grew extremely nervous and worried. When they tried everything they could to help her, but to no avail, her status in the family fell into the deep dark depths. At that point in time, she could feel the importance of the Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl to her existence.
Yet, Lin Feng managed to repair the Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl with extreme ease. He even went a step further and raised her physique to the legendary Pure Yin Being, which was far superior and much rarer as compared to the Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl.
Other than awe and gratitude, Luo Qingwu began to feel her face burning up. She felt really guilty about wrongfully blaming Lin Feng and the tantrum that she threw afterwards.
She knelt down again in front of Lin Feng and exclaimed with tears in her eyes, “Uncle Lin… I have let you down…”
Lin Feng smiled faintly and held her up. “You and I are fated, so I reached out to help you. This process was not a big deal to me anyway. This is a stroke of luck for you, but it’s up to you to decide which path you choose in the future.”
“The future…” The little girl seemed lost. “Fate… The future…”
She knelt down yet again in front of Lin Feng and shouted, “I want to join your sect, Uncle Lin! Please accept me! I will be obedient and I will cultivate with all my heart – I will never slack off again!”
The little girl did not even dare to breathe too heavily after her exclamation. She could feel her heart beating out of her chest in her kneeling position. She was so nervous that she had to muster a great amount of courage to say what she just did, and even then, it was a fleeting moment and her bravery disappeared in an instant. At this moment, she knelt down in front of Lin Feng like a little criminal, waiting for his judgment.