Chapter 648: Can the Junior Disciples Carry on the Name of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The news of the Celestial Sect of Wonders recruiting disciples for the third time spread among the entire Divine Lands, causing a huge commotion.
This time, it would be different than the previous two times. Lin Feng sent Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest to different places. Each of them was responsible for a particular region, where they received potential disciples. Following that, they would bring these disciples back to the mountain.
In this way, the influence of the Celestial Sect of Wonders would be more widespread. This also made it easier for others to express their interest in joining.
The few regions that Lin Feng chose were intentionally picked. He did not overdo it such that the friendly allies’ territories were infringed too much, neither did he make it seem like he was avoiding these areas.
Although they were low-profile these few years, no one dared to underestimate the might of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The various great powers were also given invitations to come to Mount Kunlun.
Zhu Yi’s designated spot was within the boundaries of the Great Zhou Empire, near the Purple Clouds Sect. He was also responsible for inviting these two powers over to Mount Kunlun.
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man from the Purple Clouds Sect received Zhu Yi. Zhu Yi passed the invitation letter to him. After retrieving it over, the Blue Pavilion Holy Man passed it to the sect leader, the Thunderclouds Holy Man.
After reading the letter, the Thunderclouds Holy Man raised his brows slightly, “Blue Pavilion, it seems like I have to pay a visit to Mount Kunlun personally.”
Not only the Thunderclouds Holy Man, whoever received the letter were moved by it. They made a decision almost instantaneously and proceeded towards Mount Kunlun.
Everyone knew that this was a gathering spearheaded by the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
After the battle at Xiling City, the reputation of the Celestial Sect of Wonders reached a new peak. In the anti-Great Void Sect camp, they were undoubtedly the leader.
After that, Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders decided to progress steadily. They did not steal the limelight anymore.
But now that Lin Feng sent out an invitation for the first time, the other great powers reacted and their leaders came to Mount Kunlun personally.
This gathering was bound to be a huge one and its influence would be far-reaching.
But besides these huge figures, the outstanding talents from the various sects also came along with their elders to Mount Kunlun.
Besides another sect-recruiting campaign, the Celestial Sect of Wonders was going to organize an internal competition between its disciples. They also invited the younger generation disciples from the other great powers to come along for sparring too. This was similar to the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.
To the other great powers, this was a rare opportunity for everyone to see if the junior disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were equally outstanding.
Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples were already very famous. They were publicly recognized as the most outstanding, future talents in the Divine Lands. They even overshadowed the Great Void Sect, which had always been named as the Talent Gathering Ground.
But for a sect to remain prosperous, they could not rely on just a generation of disciples. There must be a few generations together to carry on the prosperity.
That’s why everyone wanted to see the standard of the junior disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Could they ensure that the reputation built by Xiao Yan and the rest would not be wasted?
During these three years, the Successive Disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders left Mount Yujing occasionally, far away from the boundaries of the Yun Peak and the Mirror Lake. They went to different places to train, such as the Celestial Wonders World. They even left Mount Kunlun.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest’s Immediate Disciples like Liu Xiafeng, Xu Yunsheng and Li Xingfei were also gaining a reputation for themselves.
But the rest of the great powers like the Great Qin Empire, the Great Zhou Empire, Samsara Sect, Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Great Void Sect had never interacted with them before. That was why the second-generation disciples were still pretty unknown from the perspective of the external world.
This gathering was bound to be a good opportunity for them to meet everyone else.
To the Celestial Sect of Wonders, this was an opportunity for the other great powers. It remained to be seen whether the junior disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders had the mettle to be truly great.
If they were as good as the previous generation, then they could further the influence of the Divine Lands. The Celestial Sect of Wonders would no longer just be built on the name of Lin Feng and his few Immediate Disciples. They would finally have the stature of a Holy Ground.
If they were not as good, this would not necessarily damage the personal reputation of Lin Feng and the rest. But to the overall reputation of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, this would have some form of negative repercussion.
The pros and cons involved was naturally understood by Lin Feng. But now, his state of mind had gradually changed. He did not mind it too much.
A newly formed sect would lack some form of stability. Because of Lin Feng’s achievements, the junior disciples would naturally be motivated and confident. But this would also carry a hint of impulsiveness and even a sense of arrogance.
Lin Feng had even overheard the Foundational Disciples mentioning that Mount Shu was nothing and that the Great Void Sect disciples were only fit to be carrying their shoes. This left him unsure of whether to laugh or cry.
It was good to be confident. But without abilities to back up the confidence, it would be a joke.
This was something that a new sect had to go through. As the elders achieved all the great things, everything would be smooth and the juniors would easily fall into the trap of being too arrogant. But once they faced difficulties, they might become sluggish and doubt themselves.
To nurture a temperament that was stable in all sorts of circumstance, one needed to have stable powers and experience.
Lin Feng had no interest in nurturing a bunch of useless junior disciples. He would protect them, but they had to work hard too.
By increasing their interaction with the external world, it allowed the junior disciples to deepen their understanding of the world. Rather than keeping them cooped up, this would be more beneficial to them.
Of course, this might sound like the case. But the difficulty level of entering the Celestial Sect of Wonders was high. The overall standard of the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was still very high.
The potentials of the second-generation disciples were all around 24 points. There were some who were even above that. Along with the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir, comfortable environment of Mount Yujing and sufficient resources, and also the powerful mantras of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, in the entire human cultivation world, the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were outstanding.
Young cultivators with similar potentials might also find it difficult to emerge victorious over the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
But caution still had to be taken.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were destined individuals that were not easy to find. But for people like Yue Hongyan, Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu who were immensely talented, although they were rare, they could still be found.
Xiao Zhener was a good example.
Shi Tianyi and the Marquis of Jinghuan might be inferior to Xiao Yan and the rest, but they were not far off from Yue Hongyan and the others.
Shi Xingyun and Jiao Junchen were also very outstanding.
Of course, this was referring to their innate talents. How far a person’s powers could go depended on many things. But the presence of the aforementioned individuals did show that there were also outstanding individuals from other great powers.
The Great Void Sect, Mount Shu Sword Sect, Great Zhou Empire and the Great Qin Empire also possessed the conditions to nurture these talents.
For such people, could Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha and the others handle?
That’s why Lin Feng allowed the younger generation talents of the other great powers come along as the elders of the various great powers visited.
Lin Feng hoped that the talents of the other sects could be around. The faceoff between the various talents would help to improve the standards of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Moreover, Lin Feng’s intentions was to allow the different disciples to get to know one another. He wanted them to train their minds and not to affect their confidence.
Finding a grinding stone was to grind a knife and make it sharp, but not to break it.
If there were characters like Shi Tianyi, Liang An, Shi Xingyun and Jiao Junchen that were present, there would be disciples on Lin Feng’s side that were ready to face them. After Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu, Lin Feng had not accepted any more Immediate Disciples.
Since the Celestial Sect of Wonders was activated, the Celestial Wonders World could not be left out. As three years in the Greater Worlds had passed, twelve years had gone by in the Celestial Wonders World. The first batch of young immigrants had slowly matured. It was time for harvest season.
The peaceful Mount Kunlun region started to bustle with activity again. The bunch of Successive Disciples spread around Yun Peak and the Mirror Lake, trying to get to know the guests that came.
The Mirror Lake was the center. Within a thousand-mile square radius around it, Lin Feng termed it as the “No-Fly Zone”. Others could get close to it, but they were restricted from breaking through void space. Everyone knew this restriction.
Although guests from different places were invited, this restriction was not made invalid. Out of courtesy’s sake, the Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples held talismans as they proceeded a thousand miles away, spreading as they received guests that came. After that, they would bring these guests to where the Yun Peak and Mirror Lake was.
“All elders and comrades, please follow me. If there’s anything I did wrong, please forgive me.”
The Lord of the Royal House came over to Mount Kunlun. A few Royal House of the Northern Tribes’ cultivators, along with him, were received by a young man in purple robe. They flew in space and went towards the Yun Peak and Mirror Lake.
The young man in purple was charming and seemed extraordinary. He was very gentle but had a steely aura. With the powers of the talisman in his hand, he flew. Although he was only in the Foundation Establishment Stage, he did not bow down as he faced the Lord of the Royal House and the rest. Everyone approved of him as they looked at him.
Of course, the Lord of the Royal House and the rest did not reveal their own stature to pressurize this young man.
The young man brought all of them near Yun Peak. In void space, a spatial crack appeared and Zhu Yi walked out.
“Greetings, Master.” The young man greeted Zhu Yi and Zhu Yi nodded his head. “Yunsheng, you may leave. I will take over.” Zhu Yi and the rest were in charge of handling important figures like the Lord of the Royal House as they came to Yun Peak.
The young man was Xu Yunsheng. He said respectfully, “Noted, Master.” After greeting the Lord of the Royal House and the rest, he took his leave.
He held the talisman in his hand and returned to his original position. There were other disciples there. As they saw him coming, they asked after him. “Senior Xu.”
Among the Successive Disciples, Xu Yunsheng had cultivated till the Foundation Establishment Stage and was one of the most outstanding. With the Universal Light Hall aiding them, the cultivation time of the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was greater than three years.
But because of various factors, Xu Yunsheng and the rest could not bear cultivating at a speed five or ten times faster for three years straight.
With Xu Yunsheng as an example, who took less than eight years to reach the Foundation Establishment Stage, in any other place, he would be very outstanding. Besides his own talent, the spiritual energy on Mount Yujing, resources as well as the mantras of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were all reasons for his improvements.
But Xu Yunsheng had remained in the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage for two years. The only problem for him was forming the Aurous Core. This was not something that would see results just through tireless cultivation.
Xu Yunsheng greeted the other disciples back, but his brows raised suddenly, “Where’s Ying Luozha?”