Chapter 615: Disciple Choosing the Master
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Unexpectedly, Dao Yuting chose Wang Lin’s Forest Abode.
The two of them fought intensely at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.
To Wang Lin who was only in the Foundation Establishment Stage then, Dao Yuting was one of the more challenging opponents he faced at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai. She brought him immense pressure and there was a thin line between victory and defeat.
As he wasted a lot of effort when battling Dao Yuting, Wang Lin had no choice but to forgo his fight with Yue Hongyan. This gave Yue Hongyan the title as the champion of the Foundation Establishment Stage competition.
But to Dao Yuting, this was not a good memory. She lost to an opponent in the Beginner Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage, even if it was very close. It was not something to be proud of. After all, Dao Yuting was the rising talent of the Heaven Lake Sect at that point in time and was the outstanding one amongst all the Foundation Establishment Stage disciples.
Not seeing her previous opponent for some time felt like ages to her. Now that she met him again, he was already in the Nascent Soul Stage.
For such a contrast in their progress, if it was someone else, they would find it difficult to deal with it.
Dao Yuting was calm now, but no one knew what she was thinking. For everyone who knew about the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, they were wondering about her choice in their hearts.
In fact, Dao Yuting was indeed very calm at this moment. As she walked on the rainbow cloud bridge towards the Forest Abode, the instructions of her father kept on floating in her mind.
“Yuting, you must remember that if you can become the Immediate Disciple of the Grandmaster, it will be the best thing. But if you don’t, you should choose between Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao.
“Although the Grandmaster has Six Immediate Disciples and their relationships are very harmonious, but to me, it seems like the four of them are the better candidates to choose. You must ponder over it carefully.”
From Dao Yuting’s memory, her father said this very seriously. “The Grandmaster highly values the Immediate Disciples under him. He treats them equally well. But besides the fact that the four of them have higher cultivations, the key is that they joined the sect earlier.”
“These four disciples are ever-present. In other words, even if the Grandmaster did not set up a sect, the four of them are still his disciples. He accepted them when he was an independent cultivator.”
“That’s why you have to choose between the four of them.”
Dao Zhiqiang analyzed, “Xiao Yan is the Grandmaster’s most senior disciple. He is well-versed in spells and his powers are outstanding. He even controls the elixir room of the sect. The elixirs that are provided for his disciples will be better than the rest.”
“But he mainly cultivates fire-type mantras and physical martial arts. The path he is taking may not be the most beneficial for you in the future.”
“As for Zhu Yi, he is a very refined person. He knows when to do things. Previously, he was in charge of the training of the Foundational Disciples. Among the Six Immediate Disciples, he is the best in training disciples.”
“Wang Lin is the one you fought at the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai. If he does nothing, he is ordinary. But when he does something, he is extraordinary. But he is a little unpredictable.”
“From my observation, he is a very decisive person and his killer aura is slightly over the top. If you train under him, not only will you feel awkward, you may not reap much benefits too.”
As he said till here, Dao Zhiqiang paused for a moment and his expression turned a little weird. He said, “Elder Wang has only one disciple now. It is one of the female disciples from the first batch of Successive Disciples. Her name is Li Xingfei. Although she is only in the Qi Cultivation Stage and not comparable to you, she is very adept at handling people. She knows how to be polite and understand situations well.”
“If you train with her, I will not be worried for your cultivation. But if this lady harbors any ill intentions, I am afraid you may be at a disadvantage.”
“Thus, if you can, don’t choose Elder Wang.” Dao Zhiqiang continued saying, “Grandmaster’s most junior disciple, Shi Tianhao, is a true genius and an outstanding talent. But he is mostly into physical martial arts, which is not compatible with you. Joining him will not be beneficial for you.”
Dao Zhiqiang concluded with, “These things are inconvenient for myself to say with my position. But this concerns your future development and you must take it seriously. I have no choice but to inform you and I hope you will consider things properly.”
“In summary, choosing Zhu Yi will be the best decision.”
Dao Zhiqiang hesitated for a moment and followed with, “Besides this, you can also decide based on other things. If you really want to do manual chores, you have a fifth choice.”
“That is Yang Qing. He cultivates Yin and Yang mantras, which is the most compatible to your strengths in terms of cultivation. Furthermore, he is in charge of the medicine valley and he is not lacking in terms of resources.” Dao Zhiqiang said, “The only thing is that his cultivation is similar to yours. Under such a circumstance, accepting him as a Master may lead to awkwardness. But with my observation, Yang Qing is a very gentle person and will not be affected because of this.”
“He does not have any disciples now. If you choose him, you will be the leading disciple in the Nirvana World. In terms of cultivation, there may be a lot of benefits.”
“Although Yue Hongyan is a lady, you must not consider her. Her cultivation path deviates from you.”
Dao Zhiqiang said a lot and Dao Yuting listened to him seriously. But she had her own ideas. Zhu Yi and Yang Qing were not picked by her. Instead, she chose Wang Lin and the Forest Abode.
Her previous opponent had become her choice for Master. Dao Yuting felt a little awkward too, but she felt a greater sense of awe by this.
The young man in the Hidden Dragon Gorge who was unafraid of dying as he faced death and the lady in the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage who did not back out of the intense fight were reunited again.
In the face of life and death, they were both fearless. As they welcomed death, their battle became very intense.
And this miraculous feeling brought about a new wave of feeling to Dao Yuting, which was rare for someone as emotionless as her. Even till now, her memory was still fresh regarding the battle.
And that opponent had become a figure that she respected now. Dao Yuting did not feel embarrassed. That miraculous feeling kept on surging, but became more and more difficult to explain. But it was also inched in her memory at the same time.
Dao Yuting could not tell what she was feeling too, but when she had to choose a Master, she did not even think and walked towards Wang Lin’s Forest Abode naturally.
Dao Zhiqiang also arrived at Mount Yujing at this point in time. As he saw his daughter approaching the Forest Abode, he sighed. While he was happy for her achievements, he was also disappointed with her choice. His daughter had grown up and had her own ideas. He felt comforted by that, but as a father, he could not help but feel disappointed too.
Besides Dao Yuting, among the Successive Disciples that passed the test, there were also others who caught everyone’s attention. For example, Zhuge Wanqiu was one of the few who arrived on Mount Yujing.
But her choice shocked everyone. She decided to choose Shi Tianhao’s Wasteland Valley.
Her choice dumbfounded Lin Feng for a moment. She had a unique gift. In terms of the activity of her soul, it was very sensitive.
On average, if one’s soul was stronger, then one’s flesh was weaker. There were very little people who had the best of both worlds.
Zhuge Wanqiu belonged to the type of people whose soul was strong but flesh was weak. But she chose Shi Tianhao, the disciple most adept in physical martial arts.
During the process of cultivation, one’s weaknesses had to be supplemented, but it was even more important for one to develop his or her strengths. To supplement one’s weakness and compromising one’s strength was something not recommended.
But Zhuge Wanqiu made such a choice. The reason for her choice was a little weird. Fortunately, no one knew. Otherwise, everyone would be shocked.
She made the choice based on her father’s wishes.
Before she came to seek for a Master and before her father went into the Void Battleground, she did discuss with her father regarding the topic of who she should choose as her Master.
“Of course it’s the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Do you even have to ask?” Zhuge Zhan said very surely. Zhuge Wanqiu answered timidly, “For someone as powerful as the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, becoming his Immediate Disciple is not easy. I am afraid I can’t make it.”
Zhuge Zhan opened his eyes wide, “How can it be? My daughter…” As he said halfway, he thought of Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples. He pondered for a moment.
“Even if you can’t become the Immediate Disciple of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, you can become the Immediate Disciple of his Immediate Disciples. There’s no way you can go lower than that!”
After thinking carefully, he said to Zhuge Wanqiu, “When that happens, you shall choose Shi Tianhao as your Master. Although he is young, he is very talented. He won’t delay your progress in cultivation.”
Zhuge Wanqiu did not object either. She was already used to her father arranging things on her behalf. But she was just slightly curious, “Why him?”
“Because he is young and still a child.” Zhuge Zhan pursed his lips, “If it was someone older, he may take advantage of you. There are many such problems in many sects nowadays, where the Masters violate their female disciples.”
“If you choose someone older, I will be very worried!”
“As for your problem in cultivation, you don’t have to worry. Just follow him and cultivate properly. If there are any problems, I will help you out when I return from the Void Battleground. When that happens, you will have double advice and your future path will be bright.”
Hence, Zhuge Zhan set the choice for his daughter. Both Dao Yuting and her chose the extremes. She did not take initiative regarding her matter and only felt that her father was right, thus she followed him.
That was why such a shocking scene was witnessed.
Besides Dao Yuting and Zhuge Wanqiu, the bunch of Foundational Disciples were also looking for Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu. The two of them were also key figures who took part in this test.
After finding them, they could not spot them. Someone focused his gaze in the direction of the Grand Heavens Pavilion and was shocked.
There were two more people at the opening of the Grand Heavens Pavilion. One of them had dark skin and was a tall and thin youth. It was Li Yuanfang. The other was a lady who seemed very young. It was Luo Qingwu.
Everyone was stunned. They understood that the both of them passed the test before midnight and would become Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple!