Chapter 623: Fighting to Claim the New World
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After receiving the news from Zhu Yi, Lin Feng nodded his head slightly, answering, “Regarding the Water Marrow Crystal Mine, have you verified it?”
“There is indeed such a thing.” Zhu Yi replied. “The mine is near the opening of the boundary pathway. As long as the barriers of void space can be seen through, I can clearly tell the surface of the crystal mine.”
“The disciples are now guarding the opening of the boundary pathway, but have not yet entered the Middle World. Thus, we can’t confirm the detailed size and quality of the mine. But from the looks of it, it is an outstanding one.”
Lin Feng said, “Very good. Guard there first and don’t let anyone enter. Wait for the others to meet up with all of you there.”
After cutting the communication, Lin Feng turned his head to look at Yang Qing, smiling, “Your Second Senior and Junior found a new Middle World which has never been set foot upon before.”
Yang Qing was stunned and he asked, “A…brand new Middle World? Are there inhabitants?”
Lin Feng shook his head, “This Middle World is still in its primitive state. It might breed life, but the level of it will not be high.”
“Master, I heard that many great powers will exploit the development of a Middle World to garner resources. Some of the Middle Worlds were even the venue of conflicts between these great powers. There have been very few worlds that are still in its primitive state recently.”
Yang Qing pondered for a moment before saying, “I wonder what’s the resources of this Middle World like? If it is rich in resources, claiming it will surely help in the development of the sect?”
Lin Feng looked at him curiously and laughed, “Yes, you are right. Anything else?”
Yang Qing laughed, “My thinking is very shallow. I am just guessing.”
“No, you are right.” Lin Feng shook his head and encouraged him, “What else did you think of? Tell me.”
Yang Qing asked while thinking, “Master, where is the boundary pathway of that Middle World?”
“North foot of Mount Kunlun.” Lin Feng laughed while answering, “What do you think we should do next?”
After hearing that the opening was at the north foot of Mount Kunlun, Yang Qing heaved a sigh of relief. That was within the territorial boundaries of the sect. Furthermore, it was first discovered by Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao. Since it was likely no one knew about it, they had a lot of room to do what they wanted and also sufficient time to do so.
Yang Qing said, “I reckon that we have to guard the opening of the boundary pathway first. Before we complete the necessary preparations, we have to prevent others from entering it. After that, we shall enter the Middle World and explore it, confirming the resources within as well as the dangers present.”
Lin Feng asked, “Is there anything else?”
Yang Qing thought for a moment and shook his head, “As for the rest, I can’t think of anything.”
Lin Feng laughed, “Exploration of the Middle World is not just about confirming the resources and the dangers present. We also have to verify if there is only one boundary pathway to this Middle World.”
“Some Middle Worlds only have one boundary pathway to a Greater World, such as the Ancient Huanghai World. But there are those with more than one pathways, like the Ancient Yuantian World.”
Lin Feng looked at Yang Qing and said, “While guarding the pathway is important, to control the entire Middle World, it is necessary to develop a deeper understanding of it.”
Yang Qing nodded his head, “Yes, I understand.”
“Learn slowly. You are doing well already.” Lin Feng smiled while he said. “When each of you form the Aurous Core, I will give each of you a Nascent Soul Stage magic item. This item is yours now.”
After he finished speaking, Lin Feng used his finger to conjure a streak of white light, which landed in front of Yang Qing. It was a squarish wooden box.
“This item is called the Space-Chopping Dagger. It is very ferocious and it can inflict very serious harm. I am giving this to you because you are a very passive person. Thus, your cultivation is very conservative. This item is used to supplement what is missing.”
After he heard Lin Feng’s words, Yang Qing laughed. He naturally knew how he was like. He thanked Lin Feng and kept the wooden box.
Under Lin Feng’s guidance, Yang Qing cultivated this magic item and converted it to his magic treasure.
Regardless whether it was an Immortal Soul Stage magic treasure given to Shi Tianhao or the Nascent Soul Stage magic item given to Yang Qing, Lin Feng had to consider things carefully first. The treasures given to them had to be appropriate.
As what he said earlier, Yang Qing was very passive. He lacked an offensive side to him, thus Lin Feng gave him the Space-Chopping Dagger to supplement the area that he was lacking in.
This Nascent Soul Stage magic item was drawn out from the system. He could not use it, thus he kept it. During then, he was already preparing for the time when Yang Qing formed the Aurous Core.
The Space-Chopping Dagger had an offensive power that was one of the most outstanding among all the Nascent Soul Stage magic items. When Lin Feng obtained it from the system, he immediately felt that it was very suitable for Yang Qing. Thus, he never once traded this magic item.
Yang Qing kept the Space-Chopping Dagger and Lin Feng said, “Very well, follow your Third Senior to find your Second Senior and Junior.”
He called Wang Lin over and explained everything to him. Wang Lin was calm, but he revealed a sense of excitement, nodding his head and saying, “I will go over now.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “When you reach the place, the few of you shall go and explore it. Go and find out the detailed resources of the mine and understand the environment of the world. Pay close attention to things around you.”
Wang Lin and Yang Qing acknowledged, “Roger Master.”
Lin Feng summoned the Virtuous Zen Master over and said, “Thank you for making this trip.”
The Virtuous Zen Master clasped his palms together and said, “Don’t worry Master. I will guard the boundary pathway and allow the rest of them to explore the Middle World.”
The Virtuous Zen Master was very experienced and generous. He readily agreed to Lin Feng’s request.
“Thank you Elder.” Lin Feng nodded his head. Wang Lin, Yang Qing and the Virtuous Zen Master proceeded out of Mount Yujing towards the north foot of Mount Kunlun to meet up with Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and the rest.
Xiao Yan was now perfecting his powers now in preparation to form the Nascent Soul. Yue Hongyan retreated to cultivate, while Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were also focusing on their cultivations.
That was why Lin Feng did not send any of them for this mission.
Wang Lin and Yang Qing followed the Virtuous Zen Master as they transcended space. Very soon, they reached the place with the guidance of Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao.
Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao were standing on a mountain valley. In the deep ends of the mountain valley, a huge spatial crack was found there.
In space, a scroll that was flashing with 7 different radiances was floating, as if it was hung in mid-space. It was the scroll that was given to Zhu Yi by Lin Feng.
The scroll unleashed its powers and stabilized the spatial crack. Following the shift of time, the radiances on the scroll became dimmer and the aura of the scroll started to diminish.
However, the spatial crack had stabilized too. It was like a door to another world now.
Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao saw the Virtuous Zen Master arriving and bowed towards him. The Virtuous Zen Master reciprocated.
“This place is at the edge of the north foot of Mount Kunlun, closely linked to the border of the Great Qin Empire. At the same time, it is near the territorial boundaries of the Mount Shu Sword Sect.” Zhu Yi said, “Although we found this place first, we have to plan before we can gain full control of it.”
Everyone nodded their heads. As with the Ancient Huanghai World, this Middle World is within the Great Qin Empire territories and near its borders. It also invited a lot of scrutiny from other great powers. The Great Qin Empire called for the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai to allow the successors of the other great powers to enter the Ancient Huanghai World for training. Besides being a method of gathering the great powers, it was also a way of achieving balance.
Entering the world was only the beginning. To really control this Middle World, there was a lot of other work to do.
The Virtuous Zen Master said, “Please rest assured, I will be here guarding the opening. I will not let others enter.”
Zhu Yi and everyone said, “Thank you Elder.”
“But all of you have to be careful when you enter this Middle World. There are naturally dangers within. All of you must also be wary of another opening, where other cultivators can barge in from.” The Virtuous Zen Master warned. Zhu Yi and the rest nodded their heads,
After that, the Virtuous Zen Master sat on his knees on the mountain valley, as he watched over the opening of the boundary pathway. Whereas Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and the rest entered the Middle World.
Tuntun, who was with Shi Tianhao, asked curiously, “What do you think this Middle World should be called? Since we are the first to find it, I guess we can name it?”
Zhu Yi laughed, “Before I came, Master asked me to call it the Celestial Wonders World.”
“Celestial Wonders World?” Tuntun pursed her lips, “That’s fine. But the key is to find out what good stuff it contains.”
As they passed the boundary pathway, they entered the Celestial Wonders World. The first thing that caught everyone’s attention was the crystal mine.
This was the Water Marrow Crystal Mine that Shi Tianhao mentioned previously. This was a large-scale crystal mine. Just its surface was already a spectacle. Whatever that was buried underneath was bound to be even larger.
As Tuntun saw this, her eyes widened. She could not wait to find out what was underneath it.
If it were not for Shi Tianhao’s quick hands, she would have pounced onto the crystal mine.
“Besides the Water Marrow Crystal Mine, let’s see if there are any other resources.” Shi Tianhao, Zhu Yi and the rest looked at one another. “Let us also explore if there are any other boundary pathways in this Celestial Wonders World.”
As they were discussing, they were ignorant of the fact that the sky was twisting tremendously on the other side of the Celestial Wonders World. The boundary barrier of the Middle World opened another big hole.
This hole was very unstable, as if it was a giant beast that engulfed everything.
An elder burst out of the hole and landed within the Celestial Wonders World. The elder was tall and big and he looked fierce. Although his face revealed the hardships he had been through, it could not hide his passion.
“I have finally escaped from the Void Battleground, but it’s my misfortune to have met all you annoying fellows. If this continues, the valuable spiritual energy that I have prepared for my precious Tianhao will be gone.” He spat and turned his head to look at the huge hole. He saw a few figures rushing out of the hole vigorously. All of them landed in the Celestial Wonders World together.