Chapter 663: Eight Disciples, But One is Missing
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Although the youth did not reveal any clues, his emotions caused him to become a little unsteady.
This unsteadiness caused Liang Yuan to react.
His voice sounded in the mind of the youth, “If you maintain this state of mind, you will have no future in forming the Nascent Soul. This will be a waste of your talent.”
That youth lowered his head respectfully, “Your Highness, you are right in lecturing me. I am indeed too anxious. Please rest assured, there won’t be a next time.”
This person was one of the rising talents of the late Heaven Lake Sect, Song Qingyuan. He was once glorious during the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.
Three years ago, during the battle at Xiling City, the Two Elders of Ice and Fire and Cao Wei were captured by Lin Feng. Whereas the Royal House of the Northern Tribes and the Great Zhou Empire capitalized on that to destroy the Heaven Lake Sect.
The resources of the Heaven Lake Sect were taken away by the Royal House of the Northern Tribes. Most of the disciples were also accepted by the Great Zhou Empire after the Heaven Lake sect collapsed.
Lin Feng had no intentions of dealing with the disciples of the Heaven Lake Sect who came to Xiling City with Cao Wei. Song Qingyuan and the others then decided to seek their own path. But eventually, Song Qingyuan came to the Great Zhou Empire and relied on Liang Yuan.
As Liang Yuan came to Mount Kunlun this time round, he did not plan to bring Song Qingyuan along. It’s only after Song Qingyuan pondered for a long while before he begged Liang Yuan for this opportunity.
He was also aware of the fact that Dao Yuting had joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders. He came over this time without any special intentions. On the contrary, he came here to train his state of mind. And from there, he wanted to overcome the Void Lightning Tribulations.
Both Dao Yuting and his Innate Abilities were very exceptional. But they were totally different in nature.
Dao Yuting prospered in Yang amidst her Original Yin, while Song Qingyuan prospered in Yin amidst his Original Yang. They both had bodies where Yin and Yang intersected, but they were both a little off from Yang Qing. For Yang Qing, he managed to achieve a perfect balance of Yin and Yang.
For such an innate body quality, it allowed Song Qingyuan to be very suitable to cultivate the Dark Polar Blaze Mantra. His cultivation realm would also rise quickly. The powers of his spells were strong too, but this didn’t mean that there was no totally no downside to it.
As he reached the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage and wanted to overcome the Void Lightning Tribulations, there would be a problem.
Song Qingyuan’s Yin and Yang had not achieved a perfect balance. When he tried to overcome the Void Lightning Tribulations, he might be able to make it in terms of his personality, but his accumulation of powers might not be stable enough, as his Yin and Yang were not in balance.
Normally, it was nothing major. But during the Void Lightning Tribulations, any discrepancy would lead to death.
That was also the reason why Song Qingyuan remained in the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage for so long and did not form the Nascent Soul.
Originally, the solution that the Heaven Lake Sect gave to him was to combine with Dao Yuting. Not only could the both of them make up for what each other lacked, they were even able to help each other improve in terms of their potentials.
But now that the Heaven Lake Sect was gone and Dao Yuting had joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders, this solution would not work out anymore.
Ever since Dao Yuting joined the sect, Song Qingyuan viewed her as his personal property. He wouldn’t let anyone touch her. Right now, he watched as she was taken by others. This caused some form of psychological imbalance for Song Qingyuan, who was a control freak.
After that, Song Qingyuan also found out, to his dismay, that his own state of mind had been severely affected. His inner demons were invoked out, and the Celestial Sect of Wonders and Dao Yuting became the demons that bugged him.
Over these three years, if he wanted to overcome the Void Lightning Tribulations and form the Nascent Soul, it was no longer about his powers. Since his state of mind was also harassed by demons, he would definitely die if he tried to overcome the Void Lightning Tribulations.
That was why Song Qingyuan followed the Great Zhou cultivators over to Mount Kunlun this time. He wanted to cleanse his state of mind and restore the balance that was once there.
After that, even if his powers were not stable enough, and his Yin and Yang were not balanced enough, he could still grit his teeth and grind it out. Although he was not fully confident, at least he had the hope of forming the Nascent Soul again.
As to whether he had other desires, only Song Qingyuan himself knew.
Although Song Qingyuan had to control himself and keep a low-profile, he knew everything about Mount Yujing and Yun Peak at his fingertips. Any movements around the area would be noticed by him promptly.
To Lin Feng, Song Qingyuan was someone not deserving of a mention. But if one was observant, Song Qingyuan’s presence could be detected.
“Now is no longer the time for you to make any more waves.” Lin Feng laughed. Although he did not care, someone else caught his attention more than Song Qingyuan.
It was the cultivator from the Path of the Heaven-Born of the Samsara Sect, the Heavenly Cloud Holy Man, Shen Qifeng.
Although he looked very calm, he scanned everyone from the Celestial Sect of Wonders who was in the empty space carefully. But Lin Feng could spot that Shen Qifeng’s attention had stayed on Wang Lin a little longer than the rest.
Lin Feng looked at Shen Qifeng calmly and laughed, “Interesting.”
Not far from Wang Lin, there was a lady. She stood extremely straight and looked extremely ferocious.
Her red hair flowed down and swayed in the wind. It was like burning flames. Her thin brows made her look charming, but devoid her of a few hints of ladylike gentleness. But her facial features were still very exquisite.
She was the fourth Immediate Disciple of Lin Feng, Yue Hongyan. Behind her were her bunch of followers from the Blizzard Valley. They were all decked in purple, and their clothing were sewed with Taiji Diagrams. Whereas their cuffs were sewed with the image of a tornado.
Yue Hongyan’s disciples were not mostly female. There were lesser people under her as compared to Xiao Yan and Wang Lin. But all of them looked energetic and filled with vitality, just like their own Master.
Beside Yue Hongyan was a youth in purple who wore a gentle expression on his face. He was Lin Feng’s fifth Immediate Disciple, Yang Qing.
But as compared to his seniors, Yang Qing only had one disciple. He gave a lonely feeling to everyone.
Behind him, there was another young guy who looked cold. He wore a tight-fitting purple costume and there was the pattern of a Taiji Diagram on his costume. Whereas the pattern on his cuffs was a circle made up of two arc lines in the shape of semi-circles, one green and one golden.
While he was as charming as his Master, the way the both of them acted were greatly different. Yang Qing seemed very friendly while he appeared very fierce.
He was the only Immediate Disciple of Yang Qing, Zhou Yuncong.
He was a talent discovered by Yang Qing and Zhu Yi when they went out of the mountain. They brought him back to Mount Kunlun and he passed the test, becoming a Foundational Disciple. After that, he passed the test to become a Successive Disciple and became an Immediate Disciple in the Nirvana World, under Yang Qing.
He did not experience any of the past two Sect-Opening Ceremonies. Thus, everyone was unfamiliar with Zhou Yuncong.
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster, who took part in the second Sect-Opening Ceremony, observed Zhou Yuncong carefully before turning his head to look at the Azure Clouds Grandmaster, who took part in the first Sect-Opening Ceremony.
The Azure Clouds Grandmaster dived into his memories and was certain as he said, “I have never seen him in the first ceremony. He did not join through the first two Sect-Opening Ceremonies.”
The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster nodded his head, “He is a talent though.” He looked at Zhou Yuncong and had a feeling in his heart, “He seems to have some secret. But the mantras of the Celestial Sect of Wonders are special. I can only see the basic things.”
The so-called basic things referred to his time of cultivation, which was around 10 years or so, and his cultivation realm, which was the same as Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha, Liu Xiafeng and Li Xingfei, in the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage.
Because of their cultivations, the Supreme Radiance Swordmaster and the other Immortal Soul Stage Elders could discover things that most other people could not.
Some of the cultivators looked at Yang Qing and Zhou Yuncong, and they even revealed their mocking looks. They were not mocking Zhou Yuncong. After all, he only took ten years to cultivate till the Advanced Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage. This meant that he was a genius.
They were mocking Yang Qing.
Yang Qing was in the Intermediate Stage of the Aurous Core Stage, just like Dao Yuting. Without including Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu, he was the one with the lowest cultivation among the six other Immediate Disciples of Lin Feng.
Normally, Yang Qing was also the one who kept the lowest profile. He had nothing to boast of. As the various factions of the Celestial Sect of Wonders gathered, he was also the one with the least disciples. As compared to Xiao Yan and the rest who had more disciples, he only had one disciple. This also meant that he was the least attractive among Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples.
Yang Qing didn’t really care and he continued to smile while standing in his position. He did not seem embarrassed at all.
Beside him, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were still standing there. The space behind the both of them was still empty. That was because they had not accepted any disciples.
But this did not really cause any commotion, as everyone knew that they were new to the sect.
That was why everyone was more concerned about their cultivations.
“They have not cultivated for that long, but they are already in the Aurous Core Stage…” The bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders sighed, “Those who become the Immediate Disciples of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders are indeed freaks.”
In Xiling City, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu already exhibited signs of their formidability. Right now, everyone could confirm that under Lin Feng, their futures would be bright.
Their bright futures were no longer just an expectation. They had become reality.
In the Ethereal Mountain Sect camp, everyone was curious as they observed the situation. Only one person was lowering his head and holding his hands together tightly. His body was even shaking.
He took in a deep breath and tried to stabilize his trembling body. He then lifted his head up again and looked at Luo Qingwu.
“Finally, finally…” Chu Yang could only feel his body heating up and stars appeared in front of his eyes. At this moment, he was about to faint.
Time seemed to have stop and everyone seemed to have disappeared. The Central Great Pavilion was gone, the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was gone, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest were also gone.
In the Heavens and Earth, only one person remained. He had to conjure all his strength to prevent himself from rushing over to her.
“Qingwu, I have finally seen you again…” In an instant, Chu Yang could see his vision blurring. As he lifted his head, he lowered it again immediately. He was afraid others would notice how he was acting.
But the others had no intention of noticing him. They were now curious.
For such an occasion, only seven of Lin Feng’s eight Immediate Disciples were around. Only Shi Tianhao was missing and yet to show himself.