Chapter 649: Low in Cultivation but High in Seniority
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
On Yun Peak, the cultivators from the Royal House of the Northern Tribes met Zhu Yi and they were all focused on him.
He still had the scholarly look and wore a white robe on his body. He seemed gentle and quiet.
He did not reveal his own cultivation intentionally, but there was a streak of radiance that subtly shot into the Nine Heavens that came from his head. As he received clear air into his body, it revealed his Nascent Soul Stage cultivation.
As they thought of how Xiao Yan and Wang Lin were able to kill Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters when they were in the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage, the cultivators from the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, except for the Lord, felt a chill down their spines.
Zhu Yi laughed, “Everyone, please follow me. Master is waiting for all of you.”
Lin Feng waited in the main pavilion of Mount Yujing to receive the guests. As he received the Lord of the Royal House, they engaged in a delightful conversation.
As compared to the Great Qin Empire and Great Zhou Empire, the ties between the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Royal House of the Northern Tribes and the Purple Clouds Sect were closer.
Three years ago, the Royal House of the Northern Tribes got rid of the Heaven Lake Sect, and invaded into the influence of the Heaven Lake Sect after that. Eventually, they shared part of the powers of the Heaven Lake Sect with the Great Zhou Empire.
The Great Zhou Empire mainly accepted the disciples of the Heaven Lake Sect. They did not claim much resources. Whereas the Royal House of the Northern Tribes obtained much of the territorial influence of the Heaven Lake Sect.
Over these three years, the Royal House of the Northern Tribes was still consolidating what they had gotten. The powers of the sect increased another level.
Right now, to the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, the only pity was the murder of Prince Xian of the Left by the ancient Kun Peng at the North Polar Sea. The loss of an Immortal Soul Stage Elder still left them reeling.
After all, it was difficult to form the Immortal Soul. Time and opportunity were needed. But after the Royal House of the Northern Tribes absorbed the remaining influence of the Heaven Lake Sect, there was an expansion of the number of Nascent Soul Stage cultivators present. In a way, this made it more possible for Immortal Soul Stage Elders to appear for them in the future.
Promoting the Nascent Soul Stage cultivators to Immortal Soul Stage Elders was also an area that the Royal House of the Northern Tribes tried to focus on after the entire matter three years ago. But they needed more time.
The Lord of the Royal House looked at Lin Feng and said, “Master Lin, the matter that you mentioned in the letter, I agree with you.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “This is a prime opportunity. We need to work together.”
After they met, the Lord and the rest left Mount Yujing and went to Yun Peak. All the guests were settled down on Yun Peak. Besides the Foundational Disciples that lived there, there was an inn that was created to handle guests who visited.
After sending off the bunch of cultivators from the Royal House of the Northern Tribes, Lin Feng sat in the Grand Heavens Pavilion. Suddenly, his gaze flashed. He lifted his head and looked in a certain direction. His vision transcended void space until Mount Kunlun.
Within the mountains, Xu Yunsheng’s brows raised. He and the rest from the Heavenly Temple were in charge of receiving guests from in this area. Ying Luozha was naturally included.
During the previous few times of receiving guests, Xu Yunsheng noticed that Ying Luozha looked very tempted to challenge the disciples from other sects.
Now that Ying Luozha was gone, and judging from Ying Luozha’s character normally, Xu Yunsheng had reason to believe that he would clash with some guest.
But soon, Xu Yunsheng discovered that as compared to Ying Luozha, he was first to get into trouble.
As he walked between the mountains, Xu Yunsheng sensed something and stopped. He looked at Yun Peak in front and discovered that some human figures appeared on the top of it. They wore long robes with golden sleeves and seemed very stern.
Xu Yunsheng looked at their dressing and immediately knew who they were, “Descendants of the Samsara Sect’s Path of the Heaven-Born…”
The Samsara Sect was divided into six paths. Between them, conflicts kept on arising. But the most powerful of them all was probably the Path of the Heaven-Born.
They had always been called the first among the Six Paths of the Samsara. When there were internal conflicts within the Samsara Sect, it was always the other paths that allied to resist the Path of the Heaven-Born.
Each of the Six Paths had their own strengths. The Path of Asura specialized in physical martial arts, the Path of Hell specialized in formations, the Path of Humanity specialized in the cultivation of the mind, the Path of Beats specialized in the rearing of spiritual beasts and the Path of Hungry Ghoul specialized in ghostly spells.
Whereas the Path of the Heaven-Born knew many of the secret spells and mantras of the Samsara Sect. Their powers in all areas were extremely strong.
As the Celestial Sect of Wonders organized a Sect-Opening Ceremony this time, the Samsara Sect was also invited.
Xu Yunsheng observed the few Samsara Sect cultivators. They also looked at him and sized him up.
One of the Aurous Core Stage cultivators said, “We are from the Samsara Sect. Are you from the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
Xu Yunsheng greeted them, “I am Xu Yunsheng from the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Are all of you hear to witness the Sect-Opening Ceremony?”
One tall and thin cultivator was also in the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage like Xu Yunsheng. He asked suddenly, “You are Xu Yunsheng?””
Xu Yunsheng’s expression did not change. He sighed.
As expected, that cultivator turned towards the Aurous Core Stage cultivator and said, “Master, it was this guy’s powers that hurt Junior Xu. He said that he was Xu Yunsheng.”
Ever since he recognized the other party’s identity, Xu Yunsheng’s heart sank. That incident happened a year ago. He went down to the mountain to train and met a few Samsara Sect disciples at the north foot of the region.
Xu Yunsheng found a spiritual medicine, but the other party tried to snatch it away from him. In the end, the two of them fought and Xu Yunsheng spared his life.
“A spiritual medicine, and perhaps an argument, eventually led to the clash. I am also very regretful over it.” Xu Yunsheng said, “But your disciple made the move first. I hope that you can understand what happened.”
The Aurous Core Stage cultivator looked at Xu Yunsheng before saying, “Since my disciple was not powerful enough, there’s nothing much to say.”
“I am naturally here to observe the ceremony. But I hope that we can spar with members of the Celestial Sect of Wonders too.”
As he said till here, the words of the Aurous Core Stage cultivator suddenly changed his tone of voice, “Since we have met because of fate, let’s spar. Du Ting?”
The thin and tall cultivator beside him answered, “Yes, Master.”
Without even asking whether Xu Yunsheng was agreeable, the cultivator descended from Yun Peak and came before Xu Yunsheng, “Junior Xu is very lazy. Let me spar with you instead.”
The other disciples beside the Aurous Core Stage disciple asked hesitantly, “Elder Meng?”
This Elder Meng said, “Let’s test the skills of the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Since we are at your territory, we are being fair to you.”
Xu Yunsheng looked at Du Ting before looking at Elder Meng on the mountain. He raised his brows, “Comrade…”
“Are you allowed to call him comrade?” Du Ting laughed. “My Master has formed the Aurous Core for more than a hundred years. If you are also in the Aurous Core Stage, it’s fine if you call him comrade too. Otherwise, you better address him as Elder.”
As he said, Du Ting suddenly felt a chill down his spine. He started to feel cold, as if an evil wolf was staring at him from behind and was ready to snap his neck.”
Du Ting’s goosebumps around the skin of his throat started to appear. It was as if someone pointed a knife at his neck.
Elder Meng snorted and looked at another mountain peak. Du Ting and the rest reacted and looked in that direction too. They saw someone that dressed the same as Xu Yunsheng. But this person was sitting on a tree lazily.
He held the blade of a dagger with his right hand and it was facing downwards. He adopted a position where it seemed like he was going to throw the dagger over. He put the dagger in front of him and squinted his eyes. He stared at Du Ting, as if he was aiming.
Du Ting swallowed his saliva subconsciously and could clearly feel the killing intent of the other party. The chill he felt originated from the stares of the person on the other side.
“Are you also from the Celestial Sect of Wonders? Are the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders so rude?” Du Ting was in the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage and quickly calmed his nerves. He stared at the person and said furiously.
That person was Ying Luozha. He was also in the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage. After hearing what Du Ting said, he did not bother and laughed instead.
Xu Yunsheng lifted his eyes to look at Du Ting. He said indifferently, “I addressed your Master as comrade because I was trying to be polite, not because I was trying to make friends with him.”
Both Xu Yunsheng and Ying Luozha were Zhu Yi’s Immediate Disciples. To some extent, they were the Descendant Disciples of Lin Feng. Although Elder Meng had formed the Aurous core, he was only a junior disciple in the Samsara Sect. He wasn’t even fit to call the leader of the Samsara Sect Great Grandmaster or even Great, Great Grandmaster.
After all, a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator could live for 3600 years and Aurous Core Stage cultivators could live to a thousand years. Not to even mention Immortal Soul Stage cultivators who could naturally live forever.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was set up not long ago and there were many junior disciples. But strictly speaking, Ying Luozha and Xu Yunsheng might be low in their cultivations but high in their seniorities. With Lin Feng’s current status, Elder Meng had to address them as Elders or even Grandelders instead.
On one hand, Xu Yunsheng and the other’s cultivations were still very low. On another hand, they were from different sects and were not that close. There was no need to enforce the addressing of one another by seniority. That’s why Xu Yunsheng called Elder Meng as comrade to avoid the awkwardness. After all, Elder Meng cultivated longer than him.
If he was a Nascent Soul Stage Grandmaster, then it would be more appropriate to address him as Elder.
Ying Luozha aimed his dagger at Du Ting and Du Ting was also rebutted by Xu Yunsheng. In an instant, he turned red.
Elder Meng shifted his gaze between Ying Luozha and Xu Yunsheng and said, “Since we are from different sects, there’s no need to address each other by our seniority levels.”
“Du Ting, learn more from these seniors from the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
Du Ting answered, “Yes, Master!” As he said finished, he clasped his palms and a boundless golden light flashed. Rapidly, the light formed a disc and flew towards Xu Yunsheng!”