Chapter 675: Lin Feng’s Teachings
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
On Mount Yujing, inside the Central Great Pavilion, the Foundational Disciples were also watching the proceedings of the social gathering through a projection.
As they saw Zhu Yong, they were furious and scolded, “He is courting death!”
“He dares to provoke us on Mount Yujing, why does Grandmaster and the Elders not teach him a lesson?”
At this point, a projection of mana appeared in the pavilion suddenly. It consolidated to form the appearance of a young man. It was Xiao Yan.
As everyone saw him, they greeted him hurriedly, “Elder Xiao!”
Xiao Yan looked at them and smiled, “Not bad, all of you are in good spirits.”
He pointed at Zhu Yong in the projection and laughed, “When I first joined the sect, your Grandmaster advised me something. This Zhu Yong is a good example. I shall tell all of you what he said.”
The bunch of Foundational Disciples focused and listened to Xiao Yan seriously. After all, this was Lin Feng’s advice from a long time ago. As Lin Feng became more and more mighty in recent years, the job of guiding and advising the Foundational Disciples was handed to Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the others. The Foundational Disciples rarely got to see Lin Feng and hear his advice.
Right now, Xiao Yan shared what he learnt when he first joined the sect many years ago. The bunch of Foundational Disciples were excited.
Xiao Yan laughed, “Your Grandmaster once said that the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders can stand many things, but they cannot stand being bullied.”
“When we are bullied by someone else, we will retaliate on our own. We won’t be like kids and come crying to our Masters. We are not useless.”
“If the junior one is defeated and the elder ones are provoked, you don’t have to worry. When that happens, our own elders will stand up for you.”
Xiao Yan laughed, “This was how I replied him.”
“Even if the elder ones come up, I don’t need you to stand up for me. I will cultivate well and seek him out again. When that happens, I will fight both junior and elder!”
The bunch of Foundational Disciples cheered before pondering over Xiao Yan’s words. After a while, they replied, “We will work hard in our cultivation. We won’t be complacent just because the sect is powerful.”
Xiao Yan laughed, “The sect will always back all of you and provide a shelter for all of you. But if one is always protected by his parents, he will never grow up.”
This was what Lin Feng always taught his disciples. Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest also inherited his thinking.
With Zhu Yong’s case as an example, if he had a conflict with Zhao Huan, it was Zhao Huan’s matter to solve. But if he was no match for Zhu Yong, then Dao Yuting, Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha and the rest could stand up for him.
If Zhu Hongwu was implicated, Lin Feng would stand up too.
Just like the conflict between Xu Yunsheng & Ying Luozha and Du Ting & Meng Bei. After Xu Yunsheng and Ying Luozha gained an upper hand over the other two, Du Ting and Meng Bei called up their Nascent Soul Stage Grandmaster to bully Ying Luozha and Xu Yunsheng. Zhu Yi couldn’t sit and watch as his own disciples were bullied.
But if Xu Yunsheng was indeed inferior to Du Ting in terms of skill, there was nothing to complain about. He could only go home and cultivate. After he cultivated finish, he could then return and challenge Du Ting again.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders wouldn’t be bullied, but they would not be sore losers too.
When Xiao Yan ascended Xingyun Peak previously and when Shi Tianhao fought Shi Tianyi, the same logic applied. The Supreme Radiance Swordmaster and the Great Void Sect Elders interfered, which led Lin Feng to step in too. But when Xiao Yan faced Murong Yanran and Shi Chongyun, Lin Feng did not interfere.
Lin Feng was very protective, but he also maintained that his own disciples had to be worthy of his protection. They had to be motivated to improve themselves. He hoped that the disciples that he nurtured were reliable. Even if they were not as reliable as a pillar, they had to be at least as reliable as a firm, foundation rock.
If they were those who entered the sect just to survive and planned to ride on the success and glory of the sect, they were just useless creatures and were ones that Lin Feng did not hoped to see in his sect.
The minimum requirement was for them to be confident and motivated.
If the other party was a respectable person, then it was fine. But if he was like a big kid and humiliated them and their families in front of their faces, their first reaction should be to retaliate and not to cry to their elders about the indignance.
Of course, this was a conflict between Zhu Yong and Zhao Huan and the rest. If he dared to bring it to Xiao Yan’s level, or even mock Lin Feng, he would most certainly be killed instantly.
In reality, it was not only Lin Feng who rarely interfered in the conflicts between the junior disciples. The rest of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders also rarely stepped in too. They left it to the disciples to settle their own disputes.
It was only when the conflict rose to one between the sects did Lin Feng and the rest interfered.
Or when both parties already had a tense relationship with each other, a small dispute could catch the attention of the elders in both sects or powers.
During the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, the Huo Clan disciples and the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were in disagreement with one another, but this did not seem to influence the interaction between Huo Xiu and Lin Feng.
Not to even mention Lin Feng, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest did not even take it to heart. Life was never smooth-sailing. One would always meet different types of people and things. Even those from the same sect might be in disagreement with one another, not to even say those from other sects.
Only when one worked to overcome the problem could he train himself.
“Chen Xingyu from your sect is indeed special. He has followed in your footsteps.” Lin Feng sat on the main seat and looked at the view of the Starry Treasure Pagoda that was projected, as he spoke with Lin Daohan.
Lin Daohan shook his head lightly, “Master Lin, you are too kind with your words. There are still many areas in which he has to improve on.”
Inside the Starry Treasure Pagoda, the fastest two groups that were ascending were Xu Yunsheng’s group and Chen Xingyu’s group. They were fighting it out at the top.
The space in the pagoda was vast, just like the sea of stars. To ascend it, the appropriate small luminary had to be sought out. After that, the shift of this small luminary could be tapped on for them to ascend the pagoda.
The small luminary on the first level of the pagoda could only transport the cultivators to the second level. As the second level was reached, this luminary would start to descend. At this point, the cultivators had to give up this luminary and find another luminary that could help them ascend to the third level.
There were countless luminaries in the inside of the pagoda.
To find the appropriate luminary was the most basic test for the cultivators in this first stage. This stage was a test of their sensitivity and judgment.
Lin Daohan observed for a while before asking Lin Feng, “After stepping onto the luminaries, it seems like the stronger the powers of the cultivator, the faster the movement of the luminaries?”
Lin Feng smiled, “Yes, that is the case.”
The speed of the shifts of the luminaries was not constant. The stronger the cultivators that were on the luminaries, the faster the luminaries shifted.
The bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders were enlightened and they nodded their heads slightly.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders set the rules and they planned for the cultivators to collaborate with one another. They tried to prevent them from working on their own. This was with reason. In theory, the more cultivators that were on the luminaries, the faster the luminaries shifted. As more of them worked together, their efficiency would be increased.
After discovering this point, Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha and Chen Xingyu & co interacted with one another briefly. After a brief interaction from both groups, the ten cultivators combined to search for a luminary to step on. This gave both groups a bigger advantage over the rest.
There were many levels in the pagoda. For the top spot to be decided, it was likely for it to go down to the wire. As of now, there were still many levels for them to collaborate and extend their lead over the rest of the 14 groups.
Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha, Chen Xingyu and the rest made a choice that left many of the elders impressed.
Ascending the pagoda was not only about speed. Many obstacles had to be overcome too.
Illusory formations, meteor showers, polarity traps…there were different types of traps waiting for the cultivators as they ascended the pagoda. These terrible obstacles were simulated in the pagoda. Otherwise, if they were real, even Immortal Soul Stage Elders might not be safe.
Besides all these obstacles waiting for them, Shi Tianhao also threw the flesh of the Tao Wu inside. Some ‘fun’ was awaiting all of them now.
During the internal competition previously, every arena was planted with a fixed amount of Wuyang beasts.
Now, while there were many cultivators in the pagoda, the number of Wuyang beasts were even more. The Tao Wu’s flesh was free to spawn as many of these beasts as they wanted. There seemed to be no control of their quantity. Very soon, the pagoda was filled with thousands of these beasts.
These Wuyang beasts also represented difficulties for the cultivators in the pagoda to overcome.
That was why it was a smart move for Xu Yunsheng, Chen Xingyu and the rest to collaborate.
After all, forgetting the rewards, the first thing they had to do was to reach the top of the pagoda.
Of course, while there were groups like Xu Yunsheng and Chen Xingyu who were willing to collaborate with each other, there were also groups that clashed as they faced each other.
Yang Likun from the Path of the Heaven-Born of the Samsara Sect and Liu Hang from the Path of Hell of the Samsara Sect conflicted with each other.
They were considered arch-enemies. But eventually, Yang Likun gained an upper hand.
His cultivation might be something else, but it was his control of the Red Lotus Fire that caught the attention of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders in the Grand Heavens Pavilion. His control was extremely exquisite, which was not something that could be achieved just through tireless cultivation. He had an innate talent for it.
As the lotus-shape flames landed on Liu Hang’s formation, his formation was immediately razed completely.
Liu Hang did not dare to summon more of his powers to back up the formation. That was because the Red Lotus Fire could suck out his soul through his powers and send him for reincarnation.
The Red Lotus Fire was part of the Seven Legendary Primordial Fires. It’s ferocity and brutality seemed to be superior to the other Primordial fires.
Because of these special characteristics of the Red Lotus Fire, it was very difficult for a cultivator to control and cultivate it. There were also very few people in the Path of the Heaven-Born that could cultivate it.
But Yang Likun’s next action caused everyone to raise their brows.
As he conjured a spell, the Red Lotus Fire spread and converted into 18 petals of red lotus, surrounding Liu Hang. But they were not sticking close to him. They kept on draining Liu Hang’s powers.
Because of the special characteristics of the Red Lotus Fire, every time it drained Liu Hang’s powers, it was as if it was tearing a piece of flesh from Liu Hang’s body, causing further damage to Liu Hang’s soul. This entire process was brutal.