Chapter 58: Sugar Daddy?
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
Besides the Hengyue Faction, Lin Feng was well aware that regardless of it being a godly item or an old grandpa, it was certain that Wang Lin had a big golden leg to hug. Unfortunately, this was Lin Feng’s competition.
Lin Feng’s mind entered the ring. Inside of a cage weaved together by pillars of light, within a dark space sat a little girl. She had two pigtails and looked like a cute little doll.
The little girl was sitting in complete boredom, constantly grumbling: “So hungry, so hungry…”
The corner of Lin Feng’s lips twitched: “This glutton.”
Seeing Lin Feng, the little girl wrinkled her cute little nose, turned her head with a “Humph” and did not look at him.
The little girl’s behavior was a bit childish but Lin Feng did not dare to take her lightly. In a sense, the level of danger of this savage beast cub who looks like a loli was in no way inferior to an Aurous Core stage cultivator.
Because currently Lin Feng can only use the Heavenly Cage Mantra to trap her but is unable to completely kill her.
Pushing the power of the 24 Arhat Heaven Formation may do the trick, but it’s not a hundred percent guarantee.
With caution in his heart Lin Feng still had a smiling face on the surface: “Little girl, are you used to living here?”
Hearing Lin Feng ask this, the Taotie cub instantly scowled and wanted to explode at him. Only after taking a close look at the light cage around her did she grudgingly hold back her anger and release a heavy snort: “Stay in here for half a year and you’ll naturally know what it feels like.”
Pausing for a moment, the little girl still couldn’t resist asking: “I say, it’s one thing to imprison me here, at least give me some food, I really am so hungry!”
Lin Feng thought in his heart, if I let you devour mana and spiritual energy, after you recover your strength I won’t be able to imprison you anymore.
Even though she had been imprisoned by the Heavenly Cage Mantra the entire time, Lin Feng did not torture or weaken her. She may not have eaten this whole time, but the mana that she originally had had not disappeared. It was impossible for her to starve to death.
The hunger that she was feeling might be real, but that was entirely due to the Taotie’s glutinous nature.
Lin Feng said with a smile: “The amount of time that we’ve known each other now was not short and I still don’t know your name?”
The little loli rolled her eyes: “Why should I tell you?”
Lin Feng didn’t get mad. He said with a smile: “There’s something good in it for you if you tell me, such as food…”
The Taotie cub’s eyes instantly lit up and her face lit up with pleasure: “Really?”
“Really, but the precondition is that you have to speak the truth.” Lin Feng extended a finger and flicked a pole of the cage, his voice turned cold: “If you dare to fool me you know the consequence.”
The little loli retracted her neck: “Since I was little my parents both called me Tuntun.”
“Tun… Tun?” Lin Feng didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. This name really is high-class, it really couldn’t be more fitting.
Tuntun swallowed her saliva: “Is there food?”
Lin Feng calculated things out. The Heavenly Cage Mantra that he set up when he was at Qi Disciple level 7 could already trap Tuntun at her current strength, giving her a little taste of sweetness can’t hurt. But he has to control the amount to ensure that his Qi Disciple level 12 strength could still seal her.
After finishing his calculations, Lin Feng threw some pills towards Tuntun.
Tuntun did not hesitate and was truly like her name. Opening up her little mouth she swallowed them all in one go. After she finished eating she smacked her lips: “It’s too little, it’s not even enough to fill the gaps of my teeth.”
Lin Feng smiled slightly: “This is just the beginning, as long as you’re good there’s a lot more where that came from.”
Tuntun’s eyes flashed and she was instead not so keen anymore: “You human, what do you want to do?”
Lin Feng smiled saying: “The sword aura of that old geezer from the Intense Flaming Sword Sect last time, did it taste good?”
Tuntun became furious: “You want to trick me again into being your shield?”
“You can only blame yourself for having too small of an appetite, you’re blaming me for getting stuffed?” Lin Feng was completely calm: “But don’t worry, after that time I have an approximate idea of the limit of your appetite. I will take note to control the amount next time I find food for you.”
Lin Feng smiled like the wolf grandma tricking Little Red Riding Hood: “You better think carefully, besides this method, there isn’t another way to fill that little stomach of yours.”
Tuntun’s face was uncertain, Lin Feng’s words were like the tempting words of the devil from hell: “Think about it, being hungry is such a painful thing. Your heart feels so flustered like somebody is scratching at it with a tiny claw…”
Tuntun shuddered. She felt helpless in her heart, right now she was at his complete mercy and was completely in Lin Feng’s control.
“F, fine.” Tuntun agreed helplessly.
Man would die for wealth and Taoties would die for food…
Hearing this Lin Feng laughed weirdly, just like a creepy uncle who successfully tricked a little loli to go see goldfish.
Working things out with Tuntun, Lin Feng’s mood became a lot better: “I’m already at Qi Disciple level 12, next up is Foundation Establishment.”
Foundation Establishment was establishing one’s Tao root. Different from the Qi Disciple stage being split into 12 levels, the Foundation Establishment stage is only split into three levels generally referred to as Foundation Establishment early stage, Foundation Establishment mid-stage and Foundation Establishment late stage. Sometimes they are also called the three realms; the aurous sea, the spiritual altar and the crucible based on their traits.
In the Foundation Establishment early stage, the cultivator would establish his or her aurous sea. Their mana would be as vast and boundless as the sea and would be far superior to Qi Cultivation stage cultivators in terms of the total amount.
The cultivators of the House of the Marquis of Xuanji that Lin Feng met before in the Black Cloud Underground Palace were all Foundation Establishment early stage. The five people of the Five Elements Sect with the yellow-clothed old man as the leader and that purple fine-clothed middle-aged man had all formed their aurous seas.
At the Foundation Establishment mid-stage, the cultivator would forge a spiritual altar using the boundless mana in the aurous sea. This spiritual altar was the true foundation of a cultivator’s Tao technique. A thousand story building rises from the ground. Forming the Aurous Core in the future and hatching the nascent soul would all begin from here.
Elder Ye Ge of the Celeritas Sword Sect who brought Murong Yanran to the Xiao Clan to break off the engagement, Mr, Vulture, the white-clothed scholar and the black-clothed swordsman who attacked big monk Hui Ku were all Foundation Establishment mid-stage, spiritual altar realm cultivators.
As for Foundation Establishment late stage, that would require the process of refining a crucible above the spiritual altar. Compared to the spiritual altar realm cultivators, the Crucible realm cultivators simply possessed slightly more refined mana. The difference in fighting strength was not big.
But refining the crucible qas the most important process of the Foundation Establishment stage because the quality of the crucible would directly determine the success of a cultivator forming their Aurous Core. Whether or not one can tackle higher stages after Aurous Core was dependent on the quality of the core furnace.
Big monk Hui Ku whom Lin Feng killed and robbed the Śarīras from was actually already in the Foundation Establishment late stage, a crucible realm cultivator. Due to the flawed Art of Acalanātha Tao technique which he had practised, he was unable to form his Aurous Core and break through to the next stage. This was also the reason why he was so obsessed with Xiao Yan.
The Foundation Establishment stage might only be split into three realms, but there was still a difference of strength between cultivators of the same level. This was because spiritual altars were split into 9 grades, grade 1 being the best and grade 9 the worst of them all.
By extension, one could obtain a core furnace from grade 1 to grade 9. There was a great difference between each grade and an even greater difference is displayed in the future after forming the Aurous Core. There would also be a difference in the quality of the Aurous Core. The core furnace directly determined a cultivator’s cultivation potential in the future.
Refining a grade 9 crucible above a grade 9 spiritual altar, would demand an unimaginable amount of luck to form an aurous core. As for the quality of the aurous core and advancing further stages in the future, don’t even think about it.
As for refining a grade 1 crucible above a grade 1 apiritual altar, after the cultivator had advanced to the Aurous Core stage, they would definitely have a promising future.
Why did Xiao Budian suffer a disaster in the past? It was because he was born with an aurous sea and above the aurous sea stood a sovereign spiritual altar that was above and beyond a grade 1 spiritual altar!
Erecting a sovereign crucible above the sovereign spiritual altar would mean that the aurous core formed would inevitably be the very best. Don’t mention Aurous Core stage, nascent soul and even primordial spirit were all within sight.
Lin Feng thought: “Xiao Budian’s innate ability is still a max value of 10. When he opens his aurous sea in the future and erects his spirit tower can he still obtain a sovereign spiritual altar?”
While thinking Lin Feng pushed open the room doors and walked out of the room. He saw that his three disciples were all in the courtyard and their gazes were looking towards the distant horizon together.
Seeing Lin Feng come out, the three people hurriedly greeted him. After greeting him Lin Feng asked them what they are looking at. Xiao Yan responded saying: “Master, just now a giant centipede that was a whole hundred meters long flew by in the sky. Many human figures could be faintly seen on top of the centipede and it was heading in that direction.”
Following the direction of his finger and looking over, Lin Feng’s eyes flashed.
“That direction is the location of the Hengyue Faction, could it be that the people of the Xuandao Sect have arrived?”