Chapter 576: The Day of Battle
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Lin Feng looked at Yi Longbing and said, “Oh? Does Taoist Yi have an idea? Please say it.”
“Master Lin doesn’t need to give anything,” Yi Longbing shook his head. “Ultimately, it is a piece of information that hasn’t be verified. Treat it as a gift from me to you in celebration of you disciple’s imminent victory.”
A fair exchange was good. However, Yi Longbing intended to better his relationship with Lin Feng when he came to Xiling City this time. His action definitely has a hidden agenda.
With Lin Feng’s current standing, even an Immortal Soul stage elder like Yi Longbing must take the initiative to cooperate with Lin Feng. To do so, he needed to humble himself first.
Lin Feng looked at Yi Longbing and smiled, “You are too kind. I thank you on behalf of my disciple.”
Yi Longbing’s source was rather simple. However, Lin Feng believed that it was rather accurate.
“I heard that the b*stard Cao Wei is in Xiling City. I’m sure he wants to take advantage of the situation,” smiled Lin Feng to himself. “I’ll be waiting for you.”
In comparison to the Heaven Lake Sect, Lin Feng was more worried about the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
During the Heavenly Cart Peak Sword Conference, Mount Shu Sword Sect was almost completely destroyed by him. They lost all their dignity. However, that was because their master, Xin Longsheng, and other Immortal Soul Third Level cultivators were doing closed-door training.
Lin Feng could more or less the reason for that. Like the Mount Shu Sword Sect’s Saintly Celestial Sword Qi that worried Lin Feng, everyone in Mount Shu Sword Sect was worried about Lin Feng’s Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi. If Mount Shu Sword Sect did not appear, then it’s fine. However, once Xin Longsheng appeared, it would mean that his closed-door training bore fruits.
At that time, with the combined pressure of the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Great Void Sect, two Holy Lands would simultaneously attempt to drive Lin Feng into a corner. In the Divine Lands, no sect other than the Great Void Sect could resist such pressure.
“I need to do more preparation,” thought Lin Feng. “It’s too early for me to say that I can deal with such a situation…”
As he finished his reception, Lin Feng sat quietly in his room. Suddenly, someone wished to see him.
Two people came. The man was slightly older and around 17 years old. His skin was dark and he was tall and skinny. His face bore a serious expression. It was Li Yuanfang.
The girl was slightly younger and only about 10 years old. She wore red and was small and cute. She was Luo Qingwu.
The two of them met each other outside Lin Feng’s room. The Little Lolita was slightly embarrassed but she still came in with Li Yuanfang. Upon seeing him, the two of them knelt and bowed to Lin Feng.
After making her decision, the Little Lolita was a lot more open. She said, “I wish to join your sect, senior. I will listen to your teachings and hence, please accept me. I promise to work hard and be obedient.”
This was akin to fulfilling Luo Qingwu’s greatest hope and dream. Even if Lin Feng did not agree to her now, she would continue to ask until she managed to join his sect. For this, she was willing to sacrifice everything.
Li Yuanfang’s gaze fell upon Luo Qingwu. He bowed to Lin Feng and then raised his head. He said seriously, “I benefitted greatly from senior’s teachings. There’s nothing I can do to repay you and I don’t dare to demand much. I just wish to join the Celestial Sect of Wonders. I will listen to your teachings and run errands for the sect. May senior be compassionate enough to accept me.”
With that, Li Yuanfang bowed his head deeply once more till it touched the ground.
He was completely in the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ debt and he also felt a sense of belonging to the sect. Hence, when Ding Runfeng insulted the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he stood out willingly.
What he was concerned about was not whether he wished to submit to Lin Feng as his disciple. Instead, he was too deeply in Lin Feng’s debt and hence, he felt that he could not fully repay it. If he joined Lin Feng’s sect, that would be something else he felt he needed to repay.
When Ding Runfeng said that he was not a disciple of Lin Feng, Li Yuanfang, as a truly-genuine person, was extremely unhappy. Finally, he decided to join the Celestial Sect of Wonders, even if his only job there would be to sweep the floor.
Looking at Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu before him, Lin Feng smiled and with his mana, he made the both of them stand up.
“The Celestial Sect of Wonders accept all talents under the heavens. Since the two of you willingly join our sect, I will not reject you. However, we will discuss the specific ceremonies back at the mountain. For now, focus on cheering for Tianhao.”
Lin Feng smiled, “The battle with Tianhao and Shi Tianyi is an exceptionally good opportunity for the two of you to learn something, so pay attention.”
Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu bowed to Lin Feng and said, “Yes, master.”
Three days passed and the day of the battle was imminent. The battle of destinies between Shi Tianhao and Shi Tianyi was about to start.
Lin Feng left his room and went to the garden outside. It was already filled with a group of people and his immediate disciples, along with the Virtuous Zen Master were at the head of the crowd. Everyone was waiting for him.
“Shall we go?” Lin Feng smiled and his mana enveloped everyone. In the blink of an eye, they crossed the infinite void and arrived outside of the Imperial City.
“You are too kind.” After Lin Feng had landed, he greeted Shi Zongyue and the Flying Snow Swordmaster. Then, his gaze upon Crown Prince Shi Chongyun.
The arrogant and violent Crown Prince was much more restrained compared to when Lin Feng last saw him on Xingyun Peak. However, he also became more devious. Upon seeing Lin Feng, he bowed in unison with Shi Xingyun to him.
After Lin Feng’s feet touched the ground, he released Xiao Yan and the rest first. Xiao Yan looked at Shi Chongyun and an odd expression crossed his face.
While Shi Chongyun did not reveal his mana, Xiao Yan could feel that he had not wasted his time. He broke through the mid-Nascent Soul stage and he was able to receive the Nine Heavens Clear Air and the Physical Soul Body.
However, compared to that day on Xingyun Peak, Xiao Yan’s improvement was drastic too. While Shi Chongyun’s powers far exceeded that of any ordinary mid-Nascent Soul stage cultivator, Xiao Yan could still thrash him in a one-on-one battle.
Shi Chongyun looked at Xiao Yan and Yue Hongyan and his gaze flashed. He did not say much but instead, greeted them normally.
If he did not pick a fight, Xiao Yan and Yue Hongyan would not bother him. Everyone would follow normal protocols.
Shi Xingyun stood by the side and looked at the scene before them. She shook her head while laughing.
Shi Zongyue looked quietly at Shi Chongyun’s behavior and the nodded his head. He looked at Lin Feng and said, “Master Lin, please!”
With that, Shi Zongyue clapped his hands together and a talisman flew into the tail and shone with light. Soon, it turned into a light portal, from which red light spewed forth.
The light portal was the door to the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land.
This was a completely separate space from everywhere else. It was like an entire Middle World by itself and its environment was different from those anywhere else. The sky was deep red.
Other than the red sky, there were many strange auras in the Ancient Land. The spiritual energy appeared random and odd but there was a certain order to it.
Lin Feng felt it for a while and said, “No wonder the Immemorial Celestial Dragon moved away, the spiritual energy is unsuited for demons to cultivate. It appears chaotic but there are certain patterns and rhythms to it and is rather suited for human cultivators.”
“Strictly speaking, it is ideal for half-human, half-dragon beings to cultivate.”
The dark red light would occasionally shine with white, green, black, red and yellow light. They were dazzling and eye-catching, resembling a dragon in mid-flight.
That was no ordinary illusion. In it, the power of a dragon could be felt. That was caused by the fusion of the spiritual energy within the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land the remnant draconic aura.
Some draconic auras were exceptionally powerful and were likely left behind by Dragon Kings who had formed the Undying Demon Soul. The combination of these powerful auras and spiritual energy would form these light dragons that would take on the characteristics of real dragons.
As Lin Feng and rest gasped in awe, they truly realized that this was the place where the Great Qin Empire took on its draconic nature. Compared to Mount Yujing, it was indeed different.
The second-generation disciples, along with Xiao Zhener, Li Yuanfang, Luo Qingwu and Jun Zining, looked at the scene with interest.
However, Xiao Yan and his fellow disciples, along with Tun Tun and Zhuge Fengling, focused on something else entirely.
The few of them looked all around and then gathered together to whisper.
Shi Chongyun and Shi Xingyun were curious as Shi Xingyun attempted to go near them. Shi Chongyun abashedly followed in her steps as they tried to make out their conversations.
“This doesn’t feel right, why can’t I see any sign of destruction? Could it be that the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land possessed some regenerative capabilities?”
Tun Tun’s mouth twitched and said, “That’s impossible. It must be hidden elsewhere. We have just yet to discover it.”
Zhuge Fengling then looked curiously and said, “I really can’t see anything wrong with it. So strange.”
Zhu Yi, Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing said nothing. However, their expressions were strange.
The Flying Snow Swordmaster looked at them mumbling and asked, “What’s the matter?”
“Nothing, nothing,” Xiao Yan denied immediately. Then, he mumbled to himself, “It’s been three days. This shouldn’t be the case. Did the sun rise from the West this morning?”
The Flying Snow Swordmaster and Shi Chongyun were confused. Then, they saw Shi Zongyue’s and Shi Xingyun’s mouths twitched. Shi Zongyue’s face was dark as if he had thought of something unpleasant while Shi Xingyun smiled bitterly.
“Sister, what are they talking about?” Shi Chongyun telepathically asked Shi Xingyun.
Shi Xingyun sighed, “They were curious that ever since Shi Tianhao entered the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land, he did not wreck havoc over the place.”
According to previous experiences, this place should have been a mess by now.
Shi Chongyun opened his mouth but said nothing.
“Did the little b*stard mature?” In the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, and Ancient Huanghai World and the hunt for Kun Peng Secret Treasure, Shi Xingyun witnessed how Shi Tianhao was an expert at raising hell. Hence, her heart began to beat faster as her gaze swept through the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land.
Prince Anliang, Shi Zongyue, had long been doing that. He fervently wished that he could scour every inch of the place.