Chapter 610: Holistic Tests
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As the date of the test arrived, Lin Feng summoned his powers and Purple Clouds broke through void space, descending on Yun Peak.
The bunch of Foundational Disciples were already waiting there. They watched as the Purple Clouds descended before consolidating to form a pagoda that was as bright as a purple crystal.
The pagoda landed on the ground on the mountain tip. It was tall till it reached the clouds and into the Nine Heavens. The tip of the pagoda seemed to enter void space.
The voice of Lin Feng resonated in the skies, “For those interested to participate in the test, you can enter this pagoda. After that, you will climb up on your own. Within a day, which is before sunrise tomorrow, if you can reach the top of the pagoda and enter Mount Yujing, you will have passed the test and you will become a Successive Disciple.”
Everyone looked at the purple pagoda and they were shocked, “So high?!”
The void space around them broke open and Zhu Yi’s figure was revealed. He looked at everyone who were involved in a commotion and they started to quieten down.
“The test is meant to test your potential and not your current cultivation. The pagoda was constructed from the powers of your Grandmaster. Everyone who enters it will have their cultivations repressed until the standard of a normal person.”
“Even so, for those who have cultivated before, you will have experience. You should feel more relaxed. Whether you want to participate in this test is up to you.”
Someone walked out from the crowd and bowed towards Zhu Yi, “Elder Zhu Yi, forgive me for being rude, but this pagoda is too high. Even a Foundation Establishment Stage cultivator can’t reach the top in a day.”
Zhu Yi said calmly, “You don’t have to worry about this. It’s a little special in the pagoda. It’s different from what you see from the outside. For those with standards, you will ascend it rather easily.”
Everyone nodded their heads, but there were a few of them who stole glances at Dao Yuting. There were no secrets in the world. Dao Yuting and Dao Zhiqiang were biologically related, and this was known by many of them.
“I wonder if she knows anything?” Everyone wondered to themselves. Initially, with her Foundation Establishment Stage cultivation, everyone could not match up to her even if they combined their powers. As she took part in the test, everyone was a little anxious about things.
As they heard that everyone’s cultivation would be repressed, everyone could not help but heave a sigh of relief. But following that, they were worried that Dao Zhiqiang revealed inside information to Dao Yuting.
Even if Dao Zhiqiang did not know the secrets of the pagoda, Zhu Yi, Xiao Yan and the rest should have been aware. Since they were so familiar with one another, who knew if they would look out for Dao Yuting? Or if the Celestial Sect of Wonders would do a favor for Dao Zhiqiang given his efforts for the sect?
They did not need to help her openly. Just a little guidance would be sufficient to allow her to gain an upper hand over the rest.
But they kept all their thoughts to themselves. No one would be so foolish to reveal them. Dao Zhiqiang was a housekeeping manager and the power he held was not little. Even Xu Yunsheng and the rest who were Successive Disciples did not dare to offend him lightly.
They were not scared that Dao Zhiqiang would take it out on them. But what if they needed help from him?
Moreover, even without Dao Zhiqiang, Dao Yuting’s cultivation was there for all of them to see.
Zhu Yi looked at all of them and noted their movements. But he did not bother as it was all expected.
After experiencing the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin, Yue Hongyan and the rest were aware of Dao Yuting’s talents. Time did prove everything after all.
Dao Yuting did notice the expressions of others. But it was just that she was a very cool character. Although she had recovered her memories and reunited with her father, making her happier, she was still very quiet in front of the others.
Her thinking was very simple. Words were useless. The truth was bigger than words.
Rather, it might be more appropriate to say that she was confident in herself. Her father never opened back doors for her. As the housekeeping manager, Dao Zhiqiang knew what he should and should not do.
And at this time, Lin Feng’s voice rung in the skies, “If you can reach the top of the pagoda before midnight and enter Mount Yujing, you can be my Immediate Disciple.”
His voice was very calm, but it caused a huge commotion. Even Zhu Yi could not help but feel excited. The bunch of youths’ eyes were red with excitement.
To become Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple meant that one was only behind Xiao Yan and the rest. To receive Lin Feng’s guidance and teaching was taking a huge leap in one’s cultivation.
In the entire Divine Lands, Lin Feng was one of the few huge figures. Even Yan Nanlai and Xin Longsheng were not as famous as him.
Becoming Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple would elevate one’s status in the Celestial Sect of Wonders too. The resources one enjoyed would be immense too.
Moreover, the entire Grand Celestial World agreed that Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples were like freaks. For those who could become Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple, they must be the best of the best.
For anyone who debated this, he would be whacked by Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and the rest.
A huge leap into the skies, it was really a huge leap into the skies!
As Lin Feng said his, not to even mention the Foundational Disciples, even the few Successive Disciples on Mount Yujing were shocked.
Xu Yunsheng, Liu Xiafeng, Li Xingfei, Xiao Huanzi and the rest were still okay. Fatty was also stunned.
Xiao Yan turned his head and looked at them. He ridiculed them, “Oh, what’s wrong, are all of you tempted and want to leave me for a better future?”
Yan Wuwei’s fats shrank a little and he said hurriedly, “No such thing, Master. You are our Master for life. How could we think of something as unfilial as that?”
He paused for a moment and said seriously, “Furthermore, when we first took the test, Grandmaster did say that any outstanding performers can be his Immediate Disciple. But we were not chosen.”
Yan Wuwei laughed bitterly, “Especially myself. I was the lousiest among those who entered the Purple Clouds maze. I only got lucky so I passed the rest. After that, I was selected by you. I have already attained my status as a Successive Disciple, how can I ask for anything more?”
Ying Luozha said, “I did hope to become Grandmaster’s Immediate Disciple, but since I’m not good enough, what is there to complain about. It’s also good to be under you, Master.”
“But I like to ask, is this pagoda the same as the Purple Clouds maze that we went through? Is it as difficult?”
Xiao Yan regarded his question seriously and answered, “They are different. But they are both all-rounded tests. If we had to choose which one is more difficult, I will go for the pagoda.”
He laughed, “If you are interested, you can go up to try.”
As he said this, not only Ying Luozha, even Liu Xiafeng and Xiao Huanzi revealed their competitive spirits. They were not trying to act tough, but they wanted to challenge themselves.
Yan Wuwei was a little hesitant. If he entered the purple pagoda too, it’s fine if he did well. But if he didn’t, it might be embarrassing. And if he could not reach the top of the pagoda before sunrise the next day, failing to reach the standard of a Successive Disciple, then it would be very humiliating.
Liu Xiafeng seemed to know what he was thinking and turned to look at him, shaking his head.
Yan Wuwei was stunned. He had lost confidence even before trying. Such a state of mind was undesirable.
Li Xingfei looked at the purple pagoda quietly and said, “I will like to try too. Experiencing more of the tests Grandmaster set will be invaluable. I will gain from it too.”
Xiao Yan smiled, “Since this is the case, then all of you can go in too.”
At this point, on the top of Yun Peak, a bunch of Foundational Disciples had already entered the purple pagoda. Not only were there disciples in the Qi Cultivation Stage, there were also those with no cultivation backgrounds who entered.
Since everyone’s cultivation was going to be repressed and everyone had the same two limbs and a head, who was scared of who?
Although Zhu Yi had already stated clearly that even if their cultivations were repressed, those who had cultivated before were still at an upper hand, many of them still entered the pagoda.
Regardless whether it was Lin Feng, Zhu Yi or the rest, they did not think that these disciples were thick-skinned. Having a positive attitude and willingness to try was not a bad thing. Those who were just trying their luck and banking on their fortune would be taught a lesson.
As the bunch of them entered the pagoda, those in the Qi Cultivation Stage felt that their cultivations had disappeared. Li Yuanfang and Dao Yuting had the same feeling. They felt that they had become normal, as if their foundation had disappeared.
Even their supernatural awareness and souls had been repressed to the lowest standards.
At the same time, the abundant spiritual energy surrounded them, and drowned them like an ocean.
The nourishing spiritual energy was even thicker here than on Mount Yujing.
Li Yuanfang stood in his position and did not move. He sensed for a while and had a conclusion in his mind, “More haste, less speed. The spiritual energy is too concentrated, making it difficult to bear for a normal person. It will cause a huge burden and pressure.”
“I must rely on my body to convert it. Otherwise, it will be difficult for me to proceed.”
Luo Qingwu, Dao Yuting, Zhuge Wanqiu and the rest had the same conclusion, “This is testing our Innate Ability and body quality. At this time, the higher one’s Innate ability was, the easier it is for the body to convert the spiritual energy. Following that, advancing will be much easier.”
The art of resolution was explained by Zhu Yi before they entered. Everyone started to work hard and tried to advance forward. Very soon, they realized that the more they proceeded, the thicker the spiritual energy became. At this point, the strengths and weaknesses of one’s body became more and more vital.
The stronger one’s body was, the better its resistance was. As he advanced in the thick spiritual energy, the simpler it became.
As they advanced, everyone soon realized that besides the nourishing spiritual energy, there were other tests awaiting them. As what Xiao Yan said, within this purple pagoda, there were several holistic tests.