Chapter 556: Disciple Forms His Nascent Soul, Good News Spread Wide
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As Wang Lin sat cross-legged, the mana from the Four Appearances Heaven Cleaving Script swirled around him as the Aurous Core within his body spun like a wheel. His soul appeared to be merging with the void.
This was the moment when the Void Lightning Tribulations would strike!
After Wang Lin returned from the Void Battleground and cultivated the Four Appearances Heaven Cleaving Script, he wanted the Void Lightning Tribulations will descend upon him so he could attempt at reaching the Nascent Soul stage.
Lin Feng looked at Wang Lin calmly as he had heard earlier from Wang Lin’s own mouth that the Void Battleground’s time zone was off-sync. Hence, in the period that Wang Lin was absent, he had spent more than 100 years in the Void Battleground.
However, in that 100 years, while a good deal of it was spent cultivating his physical form and reaching the late-Aurous Core stage, the experience he accumulated was more than enough.
“With each step he makes, he will progress,” thought Lin Feng. “Initially, I expect that Wang Lin will be able to form his Aurous Core. However, when I think about his intense cultivation in the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World, my faith in him grew.”
“After entering the Void Battleground and getting injured, his physical body was destroyed and he had spent a lot of time re-forming his physical body and healing from his wounds. However, the time there was faster than the time in the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World and hence, Wang Lin was able to catch up pretty quickly.”
Lin Feng then smiled with his two hands behind his back. “Initially, who would have thought that Wang Lin, who had entered the sect the latest and who had struggled the most during the first few steps, to be the first to form his nascent soul?”
“However, the formation of one’s nascent soul is just a small step on the cultivation path. No one can predict anyone’s progress later on.”
In the World, the flow of Wang Lin’s mana reached its apogee and there was no more buffering time between him and the arrival of the Void Lightning Tribulations. In the next moment, a tear appeared in the void and a twisting, gigantic bolt of lightning came crashing down towards him!
This was the Void Lightning Tribulations! No matter where you tried to hide, it would always break through the void and appear right on top of you.
For the disciples under Lin Feng, most of them required help from him during the three tribulations of the Aurous Core stage.
Other stages were not as difficult. At the very least, they did not imperil one’s life. Other than those who had strayed too far, one could always try again after failing a particular trial. However, if one did not pass the three tribulations of the Aurous Core stage, then one would surely die.
Faced with the Void Lightning Tribulations, a black gas and a white light flashed around Wang Lin’s body in an attempt to resist the lightning.
The black gas changed constantly and turned into the Destructive stage of the River of Styx, the dark Road to River Styx, the silent River of Forgetfulness and the Bridge over Troubled Waters (Translator’s Note: In East Asian mythology, this is a bridge that brings one out of the netherworld). They took turns resisting every single strike by the Void Lightning.
As each manifestation of the black gas was destroyed, the white light shone. As life was destroyed, it was then re-born. The powers of creation and destruction continued to fight against the lightning.
Finally, a light shone over Wang Lin’s head as his ultimate move, the Life and Death World, kicked into motion. A black and white door swung open as the Life and Death World attempted to swallow the lightning.
In the Life and Death World, numerous beings perished and numerous beings came to life.
In this cyclical, non-stop motion, the Void Lightning Tribulation finally died down. Wang Lin himself greatly increased his understanding of the workings of the heavens and earth and the secrets of space through this experience.
By cultivating Lin Feng’s mantra, his not-yet-formed nascent soul was already slightly familiar with the secrets of space. In this time, he managed to learn much more than any other normal cultivator who had just cultivated his nascent soul.
Wang Lin’s Life and Death World was at its peak at this moment. It resembled a tiny world unto itself and the space within it was perfect. Compared to before, it was much more solid and its powers were much more mystical than before.
A light dazzled over his head as an aurous core dazzling with purple light emerged from it. The core was covered with splits, but it did not possess any hint of age or defeat. Instead, it appeared brand new.
The aurous core began to glow brightly and in the light, a baby sat cross-legged. It resembled Wang Lin’s appearance when he was a kid exactly. That was his nascent soul.
The nascent soul’s entire body was white and it gave off a shiny, glossy light. Its entire body was, however, surrounded by a black gas.
“Congratulations to Host’s immediate disciple on reaching the Nascent Soul stage.”
From the side of his ear, the system sounded. Lin Feng did not care much for it. His entire focus was on Wang Lin’s nascent soul. Slightly regretful, he thought, “It did not come along with the Holy Light of Creation. The conditions are really too tough and strict and even the slightest deviation is intolerable. Looking at it now, only Xiao Budian has hope for it.”
By forming the supreme spiritual altar, the supreme spiritual crucible and then the purple core with an apparition, one could hope that one’s nascent soul will come along with the Holy Light of Creation.
Amongst Lin Feng’s disciples, only Wang Lin’s Nine-Tiered Spiritual Altar had an apparition on it. While it was better than a First Class Spiritual Altar, it could not be fully considered to be a Supreme Spiritual Altar. Here was the deviation.
Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing both had a First Class Spiritual Altar.
For Yang Qing, it was truly tragic that he did not form a Supreme Spiritual Altar as both his innate ability and intelligence were 9 points and his other stats were all well-balanced. Other than someone with 10 points for innate ability, he could be said to have possessed the best innate abilities amongst everyone.
However, when he formed his spiritual altar, he did so with the True Understanding of the Grand Moon. After he formed his spiritual altar in the mid-Foundation Establishment stage, he then turned to Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. If not, he would have been able to form his supreme spiritual altar.
Zhu Yi’s achievement was unprecedented, as he had formed a Supreme Spiritual Crucible upon a First-Class Spiritual Altar. However, he slightly slipped up while forming his spiritual altar.
For Xiao Yan, he too had a First Class Spiritual Altar. When he formed his aurous core, he was cultivating both the Nefarious Spectral Primordial Fire and the Grand Sun Primordial Flame. Hence, his purple core was able to form apparitions too.
Afterwards, as he continued to absorb different types of primordial fires, his aurous core became stronger and stronger and improved with each step. His achievement could be said to be due to his own efforts. His achievements in his Foundation Establishment-stage days were not counted very extraordinary.
Only Xiao Budian, Shi Tianhao, was able to form nine First Class Spiritual Altars during his mid-Foundation Establishment stage. Afterwards, he was able to form nine First Class Crucibles. When he formed his Aurous Core, all nine crucibles merged into one.
Lin Feng thought initially that Shi Tianhaos’ nine First Class Spiritual Altars were not as good as a Supreme Spiritual Altar. However, after thinking about it carefully, he realized that this was a mutant form of the Supreme Spiritual Form.
The nine crucibles formed afterwards too can be viewed as a mutation of the Supreme Spiritual Crucible.
When Shi Tianhao formed his Aurous Core, the purple core had nine holes. This fulfilled the last condition. After Shi Tianhao formed his nascent soul, there was a high chance that it would possess the Holy Light of Creation.
“Just one more step, nothing is perfect in life.” While Lin Feng was regretful, he did not bother too much about it.
In the end, the Holy Light of Creation was strong, but it was no invincible. Regardless of whether it’s Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi or Wang Lin, they all had their destined paths to read. Even Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing had hopes for an exciting life.
Furthermore, if one takes a step back, the Holy Light of Creation was rare but it was not unique.
The Holy Light of Creation could be obtained but with many difficult conditions. One could still obtain the Holy Light of Creation afterwards, albeit with much difficulty.
However, every single one of Lin Feng’s disciple was extraordinary in their own right. Every single one of them was only inches away from the Holy Light of Creation. It wouldn’t be difficult to transplant someone else’s Holy Light of Creation on them.
“What nature cannot provide, nurture will give,” Lin Feng smiled as he placed his attention on Wang Lin.
At this point, Wang Lin’s eyes opened. The nascent soul returned into his head as the aura around him faded away into a tiny tremble. The void appeared to tremble with it.
Lin Feng smiled and nodded, “Very good, Wang Lin!”
Wang Lin stood up and bowed to Lin Feng. “It was all thanks to master’s teachings.”
“It was still mainly your own effort,” Lin Feng waved his hand and said, smiling, “I’ve said before that I will bestow a magic treasure unto the first person to enter the Nascent Soul stage. You are the first.”
Lin Feng waved his head and light shone suddenly. A giant purple flag landed before Wang Lin. It was the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Flag.
This was a magic treasure Lin Feng had made himself. At that point, it was still in its Gestation stage. However, it was extremely powerful for a Gestation stage magic treasure.
Due to its special nature, if it was used by a cultivator below the Immortal Soul stage, its power may be stronger than that of the Eternal Night Demonic Stele or the Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor.
While a cultivator who had yet to reach the Immortal Soul stage was unable to maximize the full potential of a magic treasure, the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Flag already possessed the Xuanming Holy Man, Yu Xintao, and the Hades Pavilion Ambassador, two extremely powerful Immortal Soul stage cultivators. Its battling abilities were solid.
This was the reward Lin Feng bestowed to Wang Lin for being the first to form his nascent soul.
Wang Lin looked at the Heavenly Gods-Sealing Flag and a look of joy crossed his eyes. He had personally witnessed the power of the flag and understood its secrets. He knew that it was extraordinary.
“With your current mastery, you cannot release the two Immortal Soul stage cultivators within it simultaneously. If not, they may be able to break free,” instructed Lin Feng. “After you reach the mid-Nascent Soul stage, you can deploy both in battle simultaneously. After you reach the late-Nascent Soul stage, you can use three.”
Wang Lin nodded his head furiously as he took over the magic treasure. Lin Feng removed the seals he had placed on it as he instructed the magic treasure’s blurred consciousness to listen to Wang Lin’s orders.
After this was all done, Lin Feng brought Wang Lin out of the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. The two of them looked at each other and smiled. Wang Lin released the mana on his body and instantly, the entire Mount Yujing could feel it.
Immediately, four bright balls of flames lit up the Inferno Precipice and from the fire, one could hear Xiao Yan, “Congratulations Third Junior for making the step before all of us. Don’t be too happy though, I will catch up soon.”
From the Wasteland Valley, a thunder roared in Shi Tianhao’s voice, “Congratulations Third Senior. After I battled Shi Tianyi, I will attempt to catch up to you.”
From the Nirvana World and the Blizzard Valley, both Yang Qing’s and Yue Hongyan’s voice sounded, “Congratulations, Third Senior.”
The young disciples on Mount Yujing who were initially puzzled by all these slowly came to understand. They all jabbered, “I can’t believe that Elder Wang, who kept such a low profile all the time, will be the first to form his nascent soul.”
Next to Lin Feng and Wang Feng, a tear in space opened and a handsome young man wearing purple robes trimmed with gold stepped out from the space. He took a look at Wang Lin from head to toe and said, “You formed your nascent soul so quickly! That’s truly rare, truly rare indeed. And admirable, admirable indeed.”
The person was Miao Shihao. Wang Lin looked at him and clasped his fists together, “You are too kind, Mr Miao.”
“No, no. Brother Shihao always speaks the truth,” Miao Shihao smiled coyly, covering his mouth. His gaze fell upon Lin Feng as he sighed, “Master, you are truly good at spotting talents.”
Lin Feng smiled too and said, “Shihao, help me tell everyone that my disciple formed his nascent soul. It’s good news.”
A Nascent Soul stage cultivator was rare. One could style oneself as a Master or a Grandmaster. In a small to medium sized sect, one could already become a master and a founder.
Even for larger sects, it was still rare for someone to form his/her nascent soul. It was truly something that’s worth celebrating. One would normally one’s friends and allied powers to celebrate together.
With Lin Feng’s standing right now, how could he let this pass silently?
That day, the Celestial Sect of Wonders of the Kunlun Mountains of the Divine Lands informed everyone that its third disciple, Wang Lin, had formed his nascent soul!