Chapter 600: Freeing One’s Own Body of Restraint and Finding One’s True Purpose in Life
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“Congratulations for completing the main mission 2.1!”
“Main mission special reward!”
Lin Feng opened the treasure chest and a bright and transparent jade rock appeared in front of him and landed in his hands.
Ever since the Demon Avatar he got during the Qi Cultivation Stage to the Two Elements of Creation Formation formation map to the Cosmic Ray Vine to the Sky-Shielding Umbrella, the system’s main mission special reward had been very supportive.
As he felt the jade rock in his hands, Lin Feng thought, “This thing seems to be in the same category as the Sky-Shielding Umbrella? It’s good when used, but once you are not focused, it can be detrimental to you.”
Lin Feng thought for a moment and kept the jade rock properly. After that, he lowered his head to look at the new main mission released by the system.
Main mission 2.2 – Key Preparations, Future Prosperity
The mission instructions: Congratulations for building up your name in the Grand Celestial World. Your construction of sect foundation has taken a huge step forward.
But one moment of glory did not represent eternal longevity. To become the top sect in the leading sects, one had to lay a strong foundation and continue it.
The disciples of the sect had to grow, followed by passing down the skills and knowledge to future generations. For talents to rise in every generation, not only must quality be present, quantity was also important. To reach prosperity in the end was the goal.
From today onwards, Lin Feng had to nurture the successors of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and accumulate more than a thousand disciples under him. The number of Nascent Soul Stage cultivators had to be 1% of the total and the number of Aurous Core Stage cultivators had to be more than 10% of the total. Whereas for the Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators had to take up more than 39% of the total.
The time limit: 50 years. If it was not fulfilled by the time, the main mission special reward would be cancelled.
“Oh?” Lin Feng’s pupils dilated before shrinking. He remembered the details of the mission in the back of his head and his attention was placed on the last sentence, the one where the description of the deadline was indicated.
The part about 50 years being the deadline was not important. What was important was the later part of the sentence.
“If it was not fulfilled by the time, the main mission special reward would be cancelled…” Lin Feng took in a deep breath. He highlighted that part of the mission in his head and referred to past mission instructions he received.
Regarding the deadlines of the mission, the later part of the sentences always wrote, “If it was not fulfilled by the time, you would be killed.”
And now, regarding the main mission, although there was a deadline, the punishment for exceeding the time limit was only the cancellation of the special reward.
“Is it because I have formed the Immortal Soul? Or is there any other reason?”
With Lin Feng’s current state of mind, he was a little confused now.
Honestly speaking, if it were not for the death threats, he would have taken his time to cultivate secretly for a period of time. Only when he had some abilities would he reveal himself and earn his place in the cultivation world.
If he wanted to complete the mission, he would do so. If he didn’t want to, he could just screw it.
Until now, except for the slightly higher pressure of the battle he just went through, the only times when he took risks were when he was forced by the system during his Qi Cultivation Stage.
A risk represented a high possibility of death. But not completing a mission was certain death. Inside Lin Feng’s heart existed an innate drive to preserve his life, thus he had always been very adventurous. At times, when he looked back, he felt a little scared for himself.
Accepting Shi Tianhao, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and Wang Lin as his disciple had not been easy. Especially at Wuzhou County where he challenged an Aurous Core Stage Elder from the Intense Flaming Sword Sect in his Qi Cultivation Stage for Xiao Yan. He could have killed himself then.
If he was not prudent, Lin Feng would have died many times over.
“But honestly speaking, without such pressures, I may not have reached this stage.” Lin Feng closed both his eyes and pondered for a moment. After that, he laughed, “As I reflect, even without the death threats, I would have worked hard.”
“Moreover, why will I want to slack? To become history’s number one founder, won’t that be interesting? To reach that level and see my own image is something that enthralls me.”
Lin Feng’s eyes opened once again. As he sat on the Heavenly-Destroying Sword sword casket, he let out a long roar. It shook the Heavens and made everyone shocked.
As a clear light flashed, a huge Taiji Diagram appeared in void space.
A clear singing voice came from the Taiji Diagram, but no one could hear its contents properly. They only felt a huge relief and a sense of nature.
Only in Lin Feng’s head were the lyrics of the song clear.
“Only by breaking free of my own restraints can I discover my true purpose in life!”
The Taiji Diagram looked over the entire world. As Lin Feng looked at the world before him, “I , Lin Feng, will become history number one founder.”
The clear light dragged the Taiji Diagram back into Lin Feng’s forehead. He revealed a smiling intent on his face and seemed a little free, but revealed a domineering aura at the same time.
Within the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land, with Shi Yu as the leader, a bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders stared at Lin Feng.
They naturally did not know what detailed changes happened to Lin Feng’s body, but they could feel that his was extremely frightening. He seemed to have underwent a metamorphosis.
After defeating the Great Void Sect and Mount Shu Sword Sect, Lin Feng’s might and stature was boosted again. He reached a stage where even an Immortal Soul Stage Elder looked up to him. Only Shi Yu could still maintain his temperament.
He looked at Lin Feng and said, “Master Lin, you seemed to have achieved something?”
Lin Feng laughed, “Nothing much. I just thought of some things. My actions have made me a laughing stock.”
The bunch of them replied, “Master Lin, you are too kind.” The bunch of them felt that Lin Feng’s state of mind had become more advanced after he challenged the Great Void Sect.
Many of them were hesitating. Lin Feng released notice that he wanted to accept disciples for the second time previously. When that happened, there would be another Sect-Opening Ceremony. Whether they would participate or not was a burning question.
In many of their eyes, this was actually a choice of their stands. Would they choose the Great Void Sect or the alliance between the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the other great powers?
The Sun Radiance Swordmaster and the Flying Snow Swordmaster stared at each other and revealed slight bitter smiles.
Lin Feng borrowed his post-victory glory to accept disciples, causing all the great powers to start choosing their sides. This also pushed the Celestial Sect of Wonders to the leading position of the opposition towards the Great Void Sect.
This was a plan to tackle the evil scheme. Alongside Lin Feng’s frightening powers, everyone had their own ideas. But they did concede that Lin Feng was worthy of his current position.
Of course, in this way, Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders had ascended to the first line of offence against the Great Void Sect. While they enjoyed the glory, they had to bear the rightful responsibilities and risks.
With regards to the debate in everyone’s hearts, Lin Feng was not too bothered. He placed his attention back onto the system.
He had the time now to analyze the instructions of the system’s mission.
Although there was no death threat, Lin Feng was still prepared to finish the mission. Furthermore, the special reward of the system was very enticing. It didn’t mean that a lack of death threat should render Lin Feng the autonomy to cross the time limit.
To Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders, completing the mission in the shortest amount of time would signify a faster growth in their powers. Why would they not like that?
Coming into direct opposition with the Great Void Sect presented a pressure that Lin Feng was unaware of. He would never lament that he was working too hard or his powers were too strong.
However, as he read the instructions more carefully, Lin Feng pursed his lips, “Although they did not mention any death threats, the contents of the system mission are still as sarcastic as ever.”
In 50 years, Lin Feng had to have a thousand disciples at least. Among them, at least 1% had to be in the Nascent Soul Stage, 10% in the Aurous Core Stage and 39% and above in the Foundation Establishment Stage.
In other words, out of these thousand disciples, Lin Feng had to nurture ten Nascent Soul Stage cultivators, at least a hundred of them who had formed the Aurous Core and at least half of them with their foundations established.
The time limit was 50 years. Regardless whether it was Lin Feng or his disciples, the time limit was 50 years. This removed the possibility of Lin Feng spending 50 years outside of the Greater World and throwing his disciples in the Heavenly Ray Cosmic World to speed up their cultivations.
In the system, there were further instructions to supplement their words. They wrote that every disciple’s cultivation would be set to a limit of 50 years and that their cultivations after 50 years would be use for accounting the numbers. After 50 years, even if one of them reached the Immortal Soul Stage, it would not count.
To a cultivator, 50 years was not very pressing. But to an average person, 50 years was half of his life. There were many who were still in the Qi Cultivation Stage even after cultivating for so long.
If a Foundation Establishment Stage cultivator could see no hope in cultivating the Aurous Core, he would grow old and eventually die.
But for a talented cultivator, 50 years was nothing.
For an elite talent in the human cultivation world, the standard was forming the Nascent Soul within a hundred years. The faster it was, the better.
With Lin Feng’s Celestial Sect of Wonder’s foundation and resources, picking the right talents for disciples, in order to fulfil the goal of a hundred Aurous Core Stage disciples and a few hundred Foundation Establishment Stage disciples was not difficult.
During the Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou, Lin Feng’s and the Celestial Sect of Wonder’s name was still very average. But they had an advantage, given that there was no traditional great power in the north foot of Mount Kunlun. That was why many talents came to join the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Now that they were opening up the sect for a second time, the number of people willing to join was only going to increase. Under more conditions, there was bound to be more talents to be unearthed.
But many great powers were also using their resources to source for talents. When many of these talents started to exhibit their potentials, they would be accepted as disciples by these great powers. That was why Lin Feng did not hold so much hope for this Sect-Opening Ceremony.
But the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir could be mass-produced now. Alongside the other resources on Mount Yujing, Lin Feng was still confident of breeding talents even if their innate potentials were not high.
That’s why, having half of his disciples in the Foundation Establishment Stage and above and one-tenth of them in the Aurous Core Stage and above was not an issue.
The simplest way was to pick 500 people seriously and teach them diligently. All the resources would be pumped towards them. After 50 years, all of them would establish their foundations. One-fifth of them would also form the Aurous Core easily. After that, another 500 disciples could be accepted.
What made Lin Feng a little stumped was that he had to have ten Nascent Soul Stage disciples by 50 years.