Chapter 617: Chu Yang Sends a Congratulatory Gift
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
In the Grand Heavens Pavilion, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu kowtowed to Lin Feng. After going through the ceremony, they were formally inducted as Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples.
Lin Feng passed them the collection of mantras from the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams. After the ceremony, the two of them greeted Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest.
In the system, two sets of supplementary information appeared.
“Name: Li Yuanfang.
Age: 17 years and 2 months
Current realm of cultivation: Beginner Stage of Foundation Establishment Stage
Talent Statistics: Innate Ability – 7 points; Intelligence – 9 points; Determination – 9 points; Fortune – 6 points
“Recommended model of education: Deep understanding of formations. Astonishing gift. Recommended to be the path of development for the future.”
Lin Feng looked at the content and nodded his head slightly. Li Yuanfang was a more serious person and had a perfectionist mindset. Along with his outstanding ability of comprehension, he had a bright future in the area of formations.
During their previous interactions, Lin Feng had already taken note of this point.
Of course, besides formations, Li Yuanfang’s talent in cultivating mantras was also very outstanding. After he transitioned from the mantras he learnt from the River Map Grandmaster to the Great Celestial Way of the Right Trigrams, his realm would be more stable. His powers would also rise a level.
The only worry was his Innate Ability. He was probably just above average. In an average sect, he was an outstanding talent. But in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he was not extraordinary.
The question was, when he forms the spiritual altar, could he form a first-grade spiritual altar with the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigram?
Lin Feng had to keep tabs on this area. If he treads this path properly, with Li Yuanfang’s character, there would be no problems for him to cultivate the crucible in the future.
When he forms the Aurous Core in the future, it would not be much of a problem either.
After seeing Li Yuanfang’s information, Lin Feng looked at Luo Qingwu’s information.
“Name: Luo Qingwu.
Age: 10 years and 2 months
Current realm of cultivation: 8th level of Qi Cultivation Stage
Talent Statistics: Innate Ability – 9 points; Intelligence – 8 points; Determination – 7 points; Fortune – 6 points.
Recommended model of education: Pure Yin body from the Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl. Recommended to cultivate Yin-type mantras. Besides, she has a gift in terms of art of swordplay. Recommended to be her path of development in the future.”
“Oh?” Lin Feng’s brows creased, “Gift in terms of art of swordplay? I can’t tell…”
She was still fine in other areas, but the system judged that Luo Qingwu was a talent in the art of swordplay, which made Lin Feng stunned. He recalled that the specialty of the Luo Family in the Ancient Yuantian World was the cultivation of the royal dagger.
Since young, Luo Qingwu had also been practicing dagger abhijnas. Among the treasures that were confiscated from her, one of them was a high-quality Aurous Core magic dagger.
Before the crushing of the Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl, the Luo Family doted on Luo Qingwu the most. Even though she was in the Qi Cultivation Stage, she was given an Aurous Core Stage magic item to protect herself. This could even be termed as being too pampered.
Because of this aspect of her family, Luo Qingwu had never encountered the art of swordplay before. That’s why her gift in such an area was a huge unknown.
If she did not join the Celestial Sect of Wonders and remained in the Luo Family, regardless whether the Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl was present, she would still cultivate the dagger abhijnas.
Since she never encountered the art of swordplay before, there’s no wonder why she did not discover her talent in this area.
Especially as she started to grow up, her cultivation also became higher. There is a lesser possibility that she would give up the dagger for swords.
Lin Feng looked at the contents by the system and complimented. He looked at Luo Qingwu and she looked back. In an instant, she trembled.
Luo Qingwu felt that her instincts and her body seemed to have parted, and her consciousness had entered an unfamiliar world.
In this world, all-engulfing sword radiances approached her.
Luo Qingwu was rather calm and believed that her Master would not harm her. Whatever that he was doing must have some deeper meaning behind it.
Under such a mindset, Luo Qingwu was struck by the sword radiances. She was not fearful and did not resist. She did not escape and felt the hidden mysteries of it.
Her consciousness consolidated to form a transparent entity. The entity flew up and landed on a sharp sword radiance. After it touched the sword radiance, it rose up and avoided the sword radiance completely.
After that, the entity descended and found another streak of sword radiance. It touched the sword radiance again.
At the start, she seemed to be gliding above the sword radiances and her actions seemed to be very rigid. Danger was rife and it was terrifying scene to watch.
But as time passed, Luo Qingwu became more agile and she did not seem to be laboring. On the other hand, there was a beautiful sensation.
It was as if a genie had danced among the sword radiances.
Luo Qingwu exuded a miraculous feel by her own. She did not seem to be afraid of the sword radiances in front of her. On the contrary, they seemed close to her.
Suddenly, the sword radiances disappeared. Luo Qingwu seemed confused and her consciousness escaped from the unfamiliar world. It was as if her soul was enlightened and the image in front of her returned to the Grand Heavens Pavilion again.
She looked at Lin Feng curiously and seemed a little uncomfortable, but she did not dare to probe either.
Lin Feng retracted his gaze. He used his powers to look into Luo Qinwu’s soul. After that, he did a simple test to see if she was as gifted in the art of swordplay as the system claimed she was.
Luo Qingwu felt that time had passed for very long and she had danced among the sword radiances for a long time. But it had all occurred in an instant. As Lin Feng looked at her, everything had ended already.
The result of the test made Lin Feng pleased. The judgment of the system was basically right. Luo Qingwu’s gift in the art of swordplay was indeed outstanding. Her cultivation in the past overshadowed this gift of hers. To a certain extent, it buried her talents.
And as she passed this test, Lin Feng found out that Luo Qingwu’s talent in the area of the art of swordplay was special. It was not offensive or defensive. She was also not one who was one with the sword, or one with countless magic spells birthed from sword radiances. Rather, she was a companion to swords, creating a miraculous concept that bred resonance between a sword and her.
“Oh, I can nurture her in this manner. I wonder what standard will she reach?” Lin Feng pondered in his heart. “She has a gift in the art of swordplay that can complement her Pure Yin body. This can increase her powers exponentially, but…”’
Lin Feng lifted his head slightly to look into the sky, “But, it feels like…she’s not suitable to inherit my Heaven-Destroying Sword Qi. But it’s fine, let’s see who else is outstanding in the future generations of disciples.”
He looked down at Luo Qingwu and said while smiling, “Have you ever thought of cultivating the art of swordplay?”
As Luo Qingwu went through Lin Feng’s test, she understood what he meant by that. She nodded her head repeatedly, “I will listen to you, Master.” In fact, after experiencing everything earlier, she also believed that the art of swordplay was more suitable for her.
Lin Feng guided Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu for a while, before announcing that the tests had ended.
The bunch of Foundational Disciples were sent back to Yun Peak. The bunch of them were reluctant to leave. After staying at Mount Yujing, the environment of Yun Peak did not appeal to them anymore.
Their attitudes were also corrected. They were determined to be serious in their cultivations and hoped to become Successive Disciples in the next test.
The new batch of Successive Disciples also followed their respective Masters back to their worlds and started to cultivate.
Becoming a Successive Disciple was just the start of their journey.
Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu continued to stay at Mount Yujing temporaily. Regarding their future residences, Lin Feng was also thinking about it. He had made plans, but more time was needed.
After bidding goodbye to Lin Feng, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu returned to the temporary residence they stayed in. They still had to comprehend the Great Celestial Way of the Eight Trigrams that Lin Feng imparted to them, and transition from the previous foundation that they had.
Luo Qingwu returned to her residence and Jun Zining was waiting for her. She was in a daze when she saw Luo Qingwu walking over. Jun Zining regained her awareness and laughed, “Qingwu, congratulations on being Elder Lin’s Immediate Disciple.”
“Sister Zining, I feel like this is a dream. My wish has come true. I can’t believe it. I have become Master’s disciple.” Luo Qingwu sat beside Jun Zining and seemed to be in a daze.
She looked at Jun Zining, “Sister Zining, why do you not seek a Master?”
Jun Zining sighed, “My family knows I’m here. They do want me to join the Celestial Sect of Wonders, but they fear that the Purple Clouds Sect may misunderstand. I thought about it carefully. The Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Purple Clouds should not clash because of someone like me, but my family may be awkward over there.”
“You know too that the Jun Family is a little different from the other six families. Your families are backed by someone, but the Jun Family was birthed from the Purple Clouds Sect. Our relationship is closer and we have to take everything into consideration.”
Luo Qingwu asked, “Is it so exaggerated? Sister Zining, are you thinking too much?”
Jun Zining said, “This is the wish of my family. I am only following what they say. Running away from home has caused quite a lot of trouble for them. I don’t wish to add on to their problems anymore. I rather believe them.”
Luo Qingwu shook her head, “I still can’t get it.”
“Whatever.” Jun Zining held her waist, “Wait and see, maybe I can make it in time for the next round.”
Luo Qingwu said, “In that case, I hope you pass the tests too. Not only will we be sisters then, we will be senior and junior too.”
Jun Zining laughed, “I don’t dare to think so far. I am not as talented as you. I can’t be accepted by Master Lin. To become a Successive Disciple will be an achievement for me already.”
She laughed, “That’s not bad either. Although I am a second-generation disciple, my close buddy is everyone’s elder. I can ride on your coattails!”
Luo Qingwu pinched her nose, “Call me Elder or Master first!”
The two of them were having fun. At this point, Xiao Yan received news that Liang Gan sent an envoy to congratulate the Celestial Sect of Wonders for its second Sect-Opening Ceremony.
The envoy came to the Mirror Cloud City and was a youth. He was only in the Foundation Establishment Stage.
Dao Zhiqiang received him and the youth greeted him, “I am Chu Yang. Nice to meet you.”