Chapter 646: The Calm Before the Storm
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Although he was only in the Nascent Soul Stage, he was the first person to cultivate an elixir in the history of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Of course, in the eyes of others, including Xiao Yan, they had to remove Lin Feng from the list.
However, Lin Feng knew that the quality of the elixir that Xiao Yan produced was above his. This was not exactly correlated with the cultivation realm of a cultivator. For someone with a high cultivation, it did not mean that the elixir that he cultivated was of higher quality than someone with lower cultivation. There were many factors involved.
That’s why Lin Feng was relieved to pass the medicine room to Xiao Yan. Xiao Yan was also pleased.
If it was someone else, this might affect his cultivation. But for Xiao Yan, the process of cultivating the elixirs involved the constant understanding of the powers of the Primordial Fires. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
But very soon, Xiao Yan had to come out from the medicine room.
That’s because Xiao Zhener was about to leave the mountain.
Previously, she reunited with Xiao Yan at the Void Battleground and they could not bear to leave each other. They decided to go Mount Yujing together. She was even suspected of wanting to elope with him.
Just recently, the Ancient Brush Elder was tasked by Xiao Zhener’s family and he came to Mount Kunlun to pay a visit. He might seem courteous, but his intentions were obvious. He was here to bring Xiao Zhener back.
He did not express his disapproval towards the relationship between Xiao Yan and Xiao Zhener, but Xiao Zhener had to return to her home for her future cultivation. This would be more beneficial for her.
The descendants of the Emperor of the Ancients had high hopes for Xiao Zhener. They even had a plan to nurture her.
Although Mount Yujing was a rare land of fortune, it was not the best place for everyone. For example, the most suitable place for Luo Qingwu to cultivate was the Yin-Yang Sea. Xiao Zhener’s home was also the best place for her to cultivate, in terms of the environment and the resources.
Of course, the descendants of the Emperor of the Ancients did have some grouses over the relationship between Xiao Yan and Xiao Zhener.
The battle at Xiling City not only affected the Divine Lands, even they were surprised. The sudden rise of the Celestial Sect of Wonders forced them to consider many things.
Lin Feng did not mind the plan, as he was always accustomed to the principle of letting the main person in question choose.
If Xiao Zhener was willing to stay, even if her father came over to find her, Lin Feng would still support Xiao Yan. If Xiao Zhener wanted to leave, then Lin Feng would not keep her.
Xiao Yan was also open to it. He gently split apart Xiao Zhener’s two streaks of hair in front of her face, laughing, “Wait for me at home. I will go over. This time, I will go over openly.”
Xiao Zhener also smiled, “You must cultivate effortlessly. I heard that among Elder Lin’s Immediate Disciple, the first to form the Nascent Soul and even the first to form the Aurous Core were both not you.”
She gave a narrow smile and Xiao Yan was poked fun by her. He was a little embarrassed and coughed, “It’s nothing to be first. I will be waiting for them in the Immortal Soul Stage.”
“Big Senior, don’t let us wait too long!” Shi Tianhao laughed from one side. Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and the rest also shook their heads and laugh.
All of them looked at Xiao Zhener and bade goodbye to her, “Miss Zhener, take care.”
Xiao Zhener also bade goodbye to them. “All of you take care too.” She looked at the little doll in Xiao Yan’s hand, “Lin Tong, take care too.”
Lin Tong looked at Xiao Zhener as tears formed in her eyes, “Mother, are you really leaving?”
Xiao Zhener smiled while saying, “I will be back to see you.” She was not coaxing her, as that would be the case. As her cultivation increased, her power in her family would also increase. Furthermore, as the influence of the Celestial Sect of Wonders rose and Xiao Yan’s powers increased, this would make it easy for Xiao Zhener.
Lin Tong saw that Xiao Zhener had already made up her mind. She turned her face to one side and pursed her lips, “Hmph, go then. I won’t miss you.”
While she said that, she extended her chubby little hand and grabbed onto Xiao Zhener’s sleeves without letting go. Her mouth bit tightly and her tears were about to fall.
During this period of time, Xiao Yan was busy with breaking through to the Nascent Soul Stage. After he formed the Nascent Soul, he was also busy with the Celestial Wonders World. Right now, he was also busy with cultivating elixirs. On the other hand, it was Xiao Zhener who was spending time with Lin Tong and their bond developed.
Xiao Yan and Xiao Zhener quickly comforted her when they saw this scene. They took a while before she stopped crying and she looked at Xiao Zhener pitifully, “Mother, you must come back often to visit Father and I!”
Xiao Zhener touched her head and said, “I will.”
After bidding goodbye to Lin Tong, Xiao Zhener came before Lin Feng. She bowed towards him, “Elder Lin, thank you for your care and guidance over this period of time.”
After pausing for a moment, she continued saying, “I will discuss with my Father as I return this time.” This was the reason why she was willing to follow the Ancient Brush Elder.
Lin Feng smiled, “You are too kind. Send my regards to your father.”
Xiao Zhener bowed, “I will do so.”
“Pass the Ancient Royal Sword to him too.” Lin Feng gestured, “Bring it to him directly.”
Xiao Zhener hesitated for a moment before replying, “Thank you Elder.” The Ancient Brush Elder smiled bitterly.
After sending Xiao Zhener and the Ancient Brush Elder down the mountain, Lin Feng smiled. He looked at the lost Xiao Yan, “I have already given the betrothal gift on your behalf. Whether you can wed her over, it all depends on you.”
Xiao Yan took in a deep breath and nodded his head, “Don’t worry. Since I have promised Zhener, I will be open in the future. Naturally, I won’t renege on my words.”
Lin Feng laughed while calling Zhu Yi and the rest, “For the rest of you, I will be waiting too.”
Zhu Yi smiled, “This is not something to be rushed. We have to wait until our love lives are as stable as Big Senior and Miss Zhener first.”
Xiao Zhener’s departure from the mountains was only a small matter. Since the Celestial Sect of Wonders was already on the correct path, it was natural for them to continue developing in the future.
As the Celestial Wonders World underwent its initial stages of development, the progress was immensely quick. With the support of the Great Qin Empire, the immigration project had also started.
However, the first to step into the Celestial Wonders World were Xiao Yan’s family, led by his grandfather, as well as Wang Lin’s family.
They left their hometowns and stayed at Shazhou County. Now, they moved to the Celestial Wonders World.
Although the Celestial Wonders World was just newly built and its barren look was not comparable to the prosperity of Shazhou County, Lin Feng established the same formation to transport people through space. This made it more convenient to travel between the Celestial Wonders World and the Cloud Mirror City and Shazhou County. Furthermore, Elder Xiao could tell that the Celestial Wonders World was very important to the Celestial Sect of Wonders and it had a lot of potential to be fulfilled.
The earlier one entered, the earlier one could tap on the opportunities to develop.
Similarly, some of Shi Tianhao’s family also came over.
When Shi Zongyue paid a visit previously, he met Shi Zhongtian.
Shi Zongyue and Shi Zhongtian were old acquaintances. But Shi Zongyue was much older. He also cultivated at an earlier age and formed the Immortal Soul much earlier. Shi Zhongtian was only in the Nascent Soul Stage before he entered the Void Battleground.
But with regards to Shi Zhongtian’s return, Shi Zongyue also expressed his felicitations. Shi Zhongtian also had the thought of returning to the Shi Family to take a look. Right now, it was some of his old buddies that were taking charge.
After Shi Zhongtian recovered from his injuries, he would return to the ancestral land of the Shi Family. Shi Tianhao would follow him too.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was now very reputable. The Shi Family naturally wanted to change the relationship between both parties and rely on the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
But with regards to their application to enter the Celestial Wonders World, Lin Feng gave them some restrictions. He did not want the backgrounds of the immigrants into the Celestial Wonders World to be too complicated. Normal people would be the best. Whether they would become cultivators was not important yet. But there had to be restrictions now.
Right now, there were cultivators that entered the Celestial Wonders World. Even if they controlled themselves, they might still seem proud in front of the average citizens.
The attitude taken by Xiao Yan’s family was already the extreme.
The Shi Family could also sense that the immigrants sent over used to be from the Shi Family. Their statuses in the Shi Family were too low in the past. But now, they managed to ride their luck and enter the Celestial Wonders World.
The rapid development of the Celestial Wonders World guaranteed the expansion of the Celestial Wonders World. Countless resources were provided for the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
But in terms of population, more time was still needed to form the sufficient scale. Lin Feng did a test. The flow of time in the Celestial Wonders World was actually different from the Greater Worlds. It was faster by around four times.
As a year passed in the Greater Worlds, four years would have passed in the Celestial Wonders World. But even so, it would still need time for people to migrate into the Celestial Wonders World.
Lin Feng was not anxious. He stayed on Mount Yujing. On one hand, he guided his disciples. On another hand, he was also understanding his own mantras and cultivation.
Xiao Yan and the rest were the same too. As compared to Lin Feng who stayed on Mount Yujing, they often left the mountain to roam around. On one hand, this experience allowed them to deepen their cultivations. On another hand, as they roamed the world, they could search for potential talents to bring back to Mount Yujing, further accumulating talents for the sect.
As time passed, the amount of time that passed in the Greater World was already three years.
Many great powers in the Divine Lands realized that the Celestial Sect of Wonders had become quieter over the years. Although no one dared to underestimate them, they no longer seemed to be catching the attention in the Divine Lands like they used to.
They were no longer in the limelight, but their foundation became more and more stable, taking its shape.
What made many smaller powers bothered was that not only the Celestial Sect of Wonders, even the Great Qin Empire, Great Zhou Empire and the other great powers were also quiet over the past few years.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders and the various great powers were on the same page, as they targeted the Great Void Sect. They were also very quiet since the battle at Xiling City. While minor conflicts did arise, nothing major happened.
The Mount Shu Sword Sect was also acting the same. It was as if the previous enmity did not exist anymore.
As compared to the period when the Celestial Sect of Wonders rose quickly, only one word could describe the situation over the past three years.
But those who were wise sensed a different aura as they looked at the Divine Lands. It was like the calm before the storm.
On Mount Yujing, Lin Feng’s understanding of the circumstances over the past three years was clearer than others. But he was calm and focused his attention on something else.
Breeding flowers and growing trees.