Chapter 662: Those Who Had Cultivated More Than 5 Years Were in the Foundation Establishment Stage
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Finally, there were people who completed ascending the Heart-Revealing Steps. But two of them reached at the same time.
One was a youth who was about 15 years old, whose gaze was filled with maturity and sharpness. This youth revealed his resilience and he was already in the cultivation realm of the Foundation Establishment Stage. As Lei Lie looked at him, he was silent.
The other person was another youth who was even younger. He looked extremely smart. He did not even look like he was 10 years old yet. He wore a purple costume. Although it was a different style from that of the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the texture of it was the same.
This caused everyone to be suspicious whether this youth had taken any shortcuts to reach the top. But everyone who went with him to Mount Kunlun knew that when he first came to seek discipleship, he was very rugged and dirty. He looked like a little beggar.
After he passed Zhu Yi’s screening, Zhu Yi allowed him to wash up before giving him a new set of clothes. After that, he was brought to Mount Kunlun with the rest.
The two of them were the first to reach the top of Yun Peak and they saw Li Yuanfang waiting for them there. He was there to receive those who passed this round of test.
After this, there were more and more people who passed the test. There were 300 people who passed this round of test. And it was also the greatest number seen by the Celestial sect of Wonders thus far.
Xiao Yan left the Central Great Pavilion and met with Li Yuanfang. He talked to this bunch of disciples and explained the basic things and rules of the sect.
Zhu Yi went to the Heart-Revealing Steps and brought those who did not pass out. They were sent back to the bottom of Yun Peak, where someone helped them to cross the Mirror Lake and return to the Cloud Mirror City.
After they returned to the Cloud Mirror City, their future plans would be decided by themselves. If they wanted to stay in the Cloud Mirror City and await another opportunity to go for the test again, the Celestial Sect of Wonders would help them to settle down in the Cloud Mirror City.
Zhu Yi returned back to the mountain. The disciples who passed the test were led by Xiao Yan and him into the Central Great Pavilion of Yun Peak. They met Lin Feng and became the new batch of Foundational Disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
After the ceremony, these new Foundational Disciples were led out of the Central Great Pavilion. After that, they went to the left of the empty space in front of the pavilion. Over there, there were buildings where elixirs, talismans and accessories for the Foundational Disciples could be obtained.
When the Foundational Disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders just entered the sect, they sect would give them specific clothing and an identity token. Furthermore, they would be given a certain amount of elixirs and talismans.
As for the mantras, they would have to wait until the Sect-Opening Ceremony ended before Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest would impart to them.
After the Sect-Opening Ceremony, it was the internal competition of the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the time that everyone would socialize with one another. These were also the segments that the other cultivators were more interested in.
The new disciples naturally did not have to participate in all these, but this didn’t mean that they had nothing to do.
After unpacking their personal belongings and changing into the clothing that they were given, the new disciples had to watch the rest of the segments alongside the senior Foundational Disciples.
Although some of them didn’t even have Qi Cultivation and might not even understand anything regarding the human cultivation world.
But these kinds of activities were undoubtedly beneficial in helping them gain a greater understanding and opening their eyes up to the human cultivation world.
This bunch of Foundational Disciples was also clear that this opportunity was rare, thus all of them quickly settled their stuff and made their preparations.
And inside the Central Great Pavilion, after the Sect-Opening Ceremony concluded, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest bade goodbye to Lin Feng before disappearing.
In the next moment, before the empty space in front of the pavilion, a light flashed and a few figures appeared. They were the Successive Disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
They were divided into eight groups. Each group took up their respective positions in the eight directions, as they surrounded the center of the empty space.
There were seven people in the front of the groups, and they were the closest to the center of the empty plot of space. One of them was Xiao Yan, and behind him were the Successive Disciples of the Inferno Precipice. On the cuffs of their clothing, the pattern of a rising flame was sewed onto it.
The guests in the pavilion could not help but notice the Successive Disciples behind Xiao Yan, as they tried to analyze these disciples’ cultivations.
The Immortal Soul Stage and Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters could naturally tell the depth of these disciples’ cultivations, as well as their rough age.
As they compared both their cultivations and their ages, most people were stunned. “Although they stayed in a space where time moved faster, they have not cultivated for a very long, which are all within 10 years.”
“For those who have cultivated beyond 5 years, they have all established their foundations? With such a standard, in the entire Divine Lands, I believe that only the Great Void Sect is capable of that. Even Mount Shu is not comparable.”
The brows of the Azure Pulse Swordmaster moved slightly. Although it was just an estimate, with his eye power, it should not be too far off from reality.
To open the aura sea and establish the foundation within five years of cultivation was indeed very rare. But it was not too shocking either. For the outstanding disciples of the various great powers, this was the case for them.
Even in the smaller sects, under independent cultivators and places where the level of cultivation was low, there might be those who were astonishingly good. For example, Xiao Yan was able to cultivate till the end of the Qi Cultivation Stage within 4 years in the Xiao Family, a third-grade cultivation family. He was only one step away from the Foundation Establishment Stage.
Although this rarely happened, it didn’t mean it never happened.
But since it rarely happened, this meant that it was actually difficult to see something like this happen. If someone like this appeared in the bigger sects, and it was not an anomaly and was achieved under normal cultivation, it would garner the attention of the elders and this person would be shortlisted as a future talent to nurture.
But right now, in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, those who had cultivated beyond 5 years were all in the Foundation Establishment Stage!
The Vivant Joy Holy Man continued to smile, but he was also observing carefully. He saw a young lady who was standing close to Xiao Yan, who seemed only 7 or 8 years old but had already established her foundation.
She was very young. For those who had noticed her, they were shocked.
Was the Celestial Sect of Wonders going to produce someone like Shi Tianhao again?
As they looked on the other side of Xiao Yan, there was a scholar in a purple robe. It was Zhu Yi.
Behind him was a bunch of Successive Disciples from the Heavenly Temple. They were neatly formed up into three rows.
Their cuffs were all sewed with the image of three black, straight lines. This represented their ties with the Heavenly Temple.
There were more disciples from the Heavenly Temple as compared to the Inferno Precipice. At the same time, there were the most disciples from the Heavenly Temple as compared to the other places.
What made the bunch of elders bothered was that not only did the Heavenly Temple have the most disciples, these disciples seemed to have the most quality too. There were many cultivators who were in the Beginner Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage and above.
Regardless where the disciples were from, they all cultivated the Yi Zi’s Eight Trigrams Variorum in the Qi Cultivation Stage. Only when they reached the Foundation Establishment Stage would there be a difference.
The Golden Chapters of the Yansheng Eight Trigrams from the Heavenly Temple and the Yi Zi’s Eight Trigrams Variorum were closely linked to each other, which gave the disciples from the Heavenly Temple an advantage over the rest.
Further left, there was a youth who wore purple and had a head full of white hair.
The youth stood there quietly and seemed ordinary. But the cultivators from the other sects who were beneath the Immortal Soul Stage felt petrified as they looked at him.
That was because this youth was the third disciple of Lin Feng, Wang Lin. He was also the disciple which most people agreed to have the fiercest killing aura.
When he was in the Aurous Core Stage, he killed a few Nascent Soul Stage Elders in the Void Battleground. After that, he used the Narakade abhijna to blind one eye of Shi Tianyi, breaking Shi Tianyi’s legend of invincibility.
Now, since Wang Lin had already reached the Nascent Soul Stage, what kind of cultivation would he have?
Behind him were the Successive Disciples from the Forest Abode. Their cuffs were sewed with the pattern of a half white and half black circle. It was not a Taiji diagram, but the formation of two semi-circles to form a circle. The number of disciples were about the same as Xiao Yan’s Inferno Precipice. But their cultivations seemed slightly weaker.
But what caught everyone’s attention was a lady behind Wang Lin. Her long and dark hair was straight and flowed down behind her back. Her skin was snow-white and her posture was graceful.
She was Dao Yuting. What was so attention-seeking about her was not her appearance, but her cultivation.
Intermediate Stage of the Aurous Core Stage!
She had the highest cultivation amongst the second-generation Successive Disciples.
Although the bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders could tell that the time of her cultivation was beyond 3 years, and that she should have just overcame the Tribulations of the Yin Fire, all of them were shocked by her age.
That was because Dao Yuting had the possibility of forming the Nascent Soul within 50 years.
That was something that could not be ignored. The bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders had been around for a long time. Over the course of their lives, they had seen many types of talent. Not anyone could attract their attentions.
But someone who could potentially form the Nascent Soul in 50 years definitely attracted theirs.
If it was a normal cultivator, then it was fine. But for the Celestial Sect of Wonders to possess such a talent, it held a totally different meaning.
There was an old adage that said that if someone talented died early, then that person was not a true talent. For one to be able to transfer all his potential into real abilities and succeed in the Divine Lands, he was considered a truly valuable talent.
The Great Void Sect was claimed as a Talent-Gathering Camp. One very important factor was that the disciples that they accepted were able to reach their peaks. With the top mantras, best resources available to them and the protection of the elders, they were able to unleash their full talents and reduce their chances of dying early.
This logic applied to Dao Yuting in the Celestial Sect of Wonders. If nothing major happened to her, she wouldn’t die early. While she was only in the Aurous Core Stage, everyone could see how bright her future was.
Everyone looked at Wang Lin before looking at Lin Feng, who was smiling. All of them shook their heads subconsciously.
Within the Great Zhou Empire camp, a low-profile youth wore a cordial smile on his face. He stared at Dao Yuting for a while and he started to convert his palms into fists underneath his sleeves.