Chapter 608: From Flat Ground to Majestic City
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After Lin Feng laid the foundation for the ground, his Purple Clouds disappeared and streaks and streaks of flowing radiance shot down from Mount Yujing.
The vast Heavens and the dense Earth, Light and Darkness, Pure Yang and Pure Yin, Permanence and Instance, Life and Death, Illusion and Reality.
Twelve streaks of flowing radiances that contained different power concepts each landed within the mountains.
Countless talismans and spell formations appeared in space. The twelves streaks of flowing radiances intersected, converting into a boundless formation. It covered the entire mountain region, including Lingyun Peak and the lake.
Li Yuanfang stared at the formation carefully, “It’s the Two Elements of Creation Formation. There are a few other changes.”
The formation stabilized and started to initiate. The junior disciples could not sense it, but Xiao Yan and the rest could immediately feel the spiritual energy within a few thousand miles radius gathering towards Lingyun Peak and the lake.
Between the mountain peak and the lake, one was tough and the other was gentle. One was Yin and one was Yang. One was still and one was active. The shadow of the mountain peak was cast on the lake while the lake reflected light onto the mountain. As they were reliant on each other, there was a perfect balance.
With the mountain and lake as the center, the formation was summoned. It altered the direction of the spiritual energy in the surroundings, infusing them within the Two Elements of Creation Formation.
After that, without Lin Feng’s help, the formation started to spin on its own under the guidance of the spiritual energy.
A huge amount of spiritual energy gathered around the mountain and lake. The mountain and lake seemed to have their own lives. They started to breathe in like humans. As they spat and swallow spiritual energy, they achieved a perfect balance with the Heavens and Earth.
Lin Feng referenced to the perfect Two Elements of Creation Formation, and extracted the power essence from each of the 12 magic treasures inside the formation. Using that, he formed a new Two Elements of Creation Formation, infusing the secrets of the internal formation of the Disciples’ Abode. This caused this formation to have an effect of gathering spiritual energy and life to Lingyun Peak.
Under the influence of the formation, the appearance of the surroundings was changed completely. The flow of spiritual energy had also changed.
There were very few large sects in the Mount Kunlun region. That was because the spiritual energy in this region was not very nourishing. While it was not lacking, it was not the best either.
Lin Feng’s actions might not have reversed the situation on Mount Kunlun, making this place like Mount Baiyun. But at least it was better and more powerful than before.
While it was exhibiting the effect of gathering spiritual energy and life now, if the place was under attack, it could convert into a powerful battling stance in an instant and destroy the enemy.
Of course, this Two Elements of Creation Formation did not have a core formation map or any magic treasures. It was much weaker than the original formation of Lin Feng. After all, it was a pirated version of it.
But Lin Feng left a streak of his mana within the formation. He tapped on the spiritual energy gathered from nearby regions to achieve a geographical advantage. The defensive abilities of this formation were not ordinary. Even without anyone summoning it, it could move on its own and resist the attack of any cultivator below the Immortal Soul Stage.
Just that in this way, the characteristic of the formation was also changed. The Two Elements of Creation Formation did not need a specific location.
However, if this formation was supplemented by items like the Mingdu remains, Netherworld Purple Crystal and Pure Yang Primordial Fire, its powers would increase significantly.
Lin Feng invested a part of the Purple Clouds, Central Wutu Divine Light, Pure Yang Primordial Fire, Eternal Glow and the Instant Heavenly Gravel into it. Although the original formation map was not present, it could still exhibit the entire Heaven and Earth Change and Instant Change. Although it was a watered-down version, it was still very powerful.
After setting up the protective formation, another streak of Purple Clouds descended from Mount Yujing. On the flat ground above the lake, it set up another formation.
The position of the formation was directly opposite Lingyun Peak.
As the talismanic patterns surged, above the circular formation, void space shook. It opened a pathway and transcended boundless void space, which was never-ending.
Lin Feng struck his palm towards Mount Yujing and the powers transcended layers and layers of space, finally arriving at Shazhou County. Over there, there was a manor. It belonged to an enterprise owned by the Celestial Sect of Wonders in Shazhou County.
Lin Feng’s powers landed in the manor and converted into a similar formation as before. As the formation flashed with radiance, void space was torn apart, achieving resonance with the lake. The pathway created by both sides connected with each other.
Lin Feng had set up a stable space-transportation formation. As the two formations were initiated at the same time, they formed a bridge between Shazhou County and the lake. This bridge was very stable. Even those without any cultivation could move between places through the formations, across thousands of miles.
Initiating the formation required powers. Someone would be appointed to be in charge of this in the future.
Following that, Lin Feng’s palm clasped and the rocks in the lake started to thresh around. A majestic city rose from the ground. It was high, thus it was not in danger of flooding. The space-transportation formation was inside the city.
Shifting mountains and filling the seas, setting up a formation and erecting a city were easily done by Lin Feng. The bunch of junior disciples who saw these scenes were in awe.
“Grandmaster is indeed brilliant.” Even Ying Luozha rubbed his eyes and said, “This is too exciting!”
Liu Xiafeng and the rest beside him nodded their heads repeatedly. Besides them, the others were also shocked.
Dao Yuting, Li Yuanfang, Luo Qingwu and Zhuge Wanqiu had experienced more things, but even they were stunned.
Zhuge Wanqiu thought for a while, “Father seems to be able to do it too. But he can’t do it so easily. No wonder when Father heard about the result at Xiling City, he complimented the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
After finishing all these, Lin Feng did not make any moves. Xiao Yan and the rest had received his instructions earlier and knew the start and ending of the entire thing.
Xiao Yan said immediately, “According to our leader, this mountain will remove the ‘Ling’ word from it and it will called the Yun Peak from now on. From today onwards, there will be an external location for our sect and the disciples will be separated into Foundational and Successive Disciples.”
“For all who have just joined, you will be known as Foundational Disciples. Above Yun Peak, that will be the training ground of the Foundational Disciples. Every 10 days, there will be someone who will pass on tips and guidance regarding cultivation. Every month, there will be a sect elder holding talks.”
Everyone was listening seriously. Xiao Yan looked at them and said, “There will be random tests within the sect. Once the tests have been passed, you can promote to a Successive Disciple. A Successive Disciple will follow his Master for his future cultivation.”
“There are seniority ranks within the Successive Disciples. After the Successive Disciples establish their foundations, they can accept disciples of their own. Whereas Foundational Disciples are all of the same ranks. The only difference is the time when you join the sect. Those who come in later shall call those who came in earlier as seniors.”
Xiao Yan pointed to the lake and city, “This lake will be called the Mirror Lake, while the city will be called the Cloud Mirror City. This will be the place where the relatives of the Celestial Sect of Wonders reside in the future.”
“Whoever is from the Celestial Sect of Wonders can settle your families there. For those who think that this city is too isolated, they can stay at Shazhou County. While for those who are unwilling to leave, they are free to stay where they are.”
As everyone heard this, they started to think about a lot of things. They started to ponder carefully. They felt that every place had its pros and cons.
Although their families were in their hometowns which were far away, those who did not like being restrained would feel freer. After all, since they had already joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders, no one would dare to bully their families back in their hometown.
There were also those who thought that while the Cloud Mirror City was isolated, it was also beside the Yun Peak’s lake. It was easier for them to reach out to their family members.
Shazhou County was the middle between the other two choices.
“Everything related to this will be managed by Dao Zhiqiang. For those who need help, you can find him.”
Dao Zhiqiang was standing behind Xiao Yan right now. As Xiao Yan finished speaking, he nodded his head while smiling at the bunch of newly inducted disciples. Everyone also bowed towards him and did not dare to underestimate him.
Everyone who were observant knew that as Lin Feng gave his orders, this middle-aged man that looked ordinary actually held a lot of power.
In this family-shifting process, regardless of any choice, as long as Dao Zhiqiang was on one’s side, he could benefit a lot from it.
Xiao Yan continued talking, “I have said before that after 5 days, all of you will welcome your first test. This test is mainly targeted towards those who have cultivated before. But those without cultivations can also join. It is voluntary.”
“After passing the test, you can become a Successive Disciple. If you fail it, it’s fine. You just have to continue cultivating on Yun Peak. In the near future, you will have another test.”
He looked at one side. Zhu Yi and Wang Lin nodded their heads. One of them entered the Cloud Mirror City and the other ascended Yun Peak. They conjured a spell at the same time.
The two of them tapped on the remaining Purple Clouds that Lin Feng left behind and infused the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues mantra within it. As they combined with the earth and rocks, countless houses rose from the ground.
There were many rooms in the Cloud Mirror city. There were also more buildings on Yun Peak too, for people to reside.
The both of them showcased their skills this time. They awed the disciples who just watched Lin Feng exhibiting his powers. They were amazed by them.
At the same time, they became more passionate. From what they knew, Xu Yunsheng and the rest were only in the Qi Cultivation Stage. They had not established their foundations yet. If they became Successive Disciples now, their Masters would be Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest.
If Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha and Liu Xiafeng established their foundations, then their Masters would be uncertain.
There were seniority ranks among the Successive Disciples, but there were no ranks within the Foundational Disciples. This may lead to a particular situation. For two people who joined at the same time, one of them might become a Successive Disciple first while the other was still a Foundational Disciple. When the lagging one finally becomes a Successive Disciple, his previous companion might become his Master.
It might even be the case for someone who joined later to pass the test first and become a Successive Disciple. For the person who took longer to become a Successive Disciple, his previous junior might become his Master.
Overall speaking, the system emphasized a lot on achievements. That was why the abovementioned circumstances could happen. But as long as the test was fair, no one would comment much about it. On the other hand, they would become more motivated.
As for those who were jealous and plotted against others, such a situation was bound to be present.
But honestly speaking, Lin Feng was not too bothered about this. Educating and ensuring a positive atmosphere within the sect was his role. For those who decide to take the wrong path, they could just be treated as the bad guys. A sect was a microcosm of society. All forms of discipline should be present.
After Zhu Yi and Wang Lin finished, they returned beside Xiao Yan. Zhu Yi looked at the newly-inducted disciples and those from the first recruitment campaign that had not become Successive Disciple, before saying, “In the next 5 days, all of you will stay on Yun Peak to cultivate. After 5 days, your test will begin.”