Chapter 701: Fireproof! Theft-proof! Lolicon-proof!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
While he felt that something was amiss, Lin Feng nonetheless accepted the Spiritual Feather Vine.
A general can fight off incoming soldiers just as how enough earth can stop a flood. However, the condition to all these was that one’s own strength must increase consistently. Only then can one be in charge of one’s destiny.
“In this case, I just need two more ingredients before I can cultivate the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation. One of them, the Starry Purplish Grass Pill, is still easy to obtain. The other one, the Curled Condensed Crystal, appears only in legends. There doesn’t seem to any hint of it in the Grand Celestial World.”
Lin Feng thought about it again, “The only record of the Curled Condensed Crystal mentions that it could be found in Penglai, one of the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea.”
The edges of his mouth curled upwards as he looked at the Grand Advisor of the Great Zhou Empire, the Marquis of Xuanji Zhu Hongwu. Then, he thought, “I must go to the Ying Sea. I just hope that the Curled Condensed Crystal can really be found in Penglai. If not, I would have wasted a trip.”
Zhu Hongwu was perplexed by Lin Feng’s stare. He furrowed his eyebrows and then, he relaxed and calmed himself.
Yue Hongyan turned her head to look at Yang Qing and said with a smile, “Fifth Junior, I remember you telling Zhou Yuncong that he can only use the Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit. However, you didn’t say that he can use the Nine Complete Yang Destructive Spell, right?”
Yang Qing shook his head and sighed, “Using that move now is too early.”
Luo Qingwu laughed softly and said, “It appears that he was too triggered by Chen Xingyu’s Yin-Terminating aura.”
Li Yuanfang said seriously, “He has much to learn in terms of self-control.”
Yue Hongyan shook her head and said, “Yuncong’s will and self-control had always been exceptional. However, as his form is too unique, pushing his mana to its extreme would affect his own self-control. Had it been someone with a weaker sense of self-control, they may already have lost it.”
She looked at Chen Xingyu, who was walking out of the arena along with Zhou Yuncong, and said, “This person is a Yin-Terminating entity. Cultivating a spell such as the Yin-Terminating Hell will affect his mental state too. This may make him colder and crueller.”
“Fortunately, his mental state is still rather good. Coupled with the teaching of the Great Void Sect, he was able to stay normal.”
Yang Qing smiled bitterly and said, “Regardless, I will continue to train Yuncong after the spiritual conference.”
While the few of them were criticizing Zhou Yuncong, they were all rather relaxed. Zhou Yuncong’s ability to defeat Chen Xingyu, and his subsequent final match with Dao Yuting, meant that the top two positions would be swept by the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Regardless who emerged as the winner, the champion would be from the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Ever since Dao Yuting joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders, she had been training intensely. She merged the teachings of the Heaven Lake Sect together with the teachings of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, bringing both to the next level of mastery.
However, the final result was that Zhou Yuncong managed to get the upper hand. His Yang-Incinerating aura was able to check her River Styx Primordial Water and his Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit was able to suppress Dao Yuting’s Burning Ice Technique.
Dao Yuting’s trump card was her Extreme Ice Spring, which was able to freeze Zhou Yuncong’s Everlasting Heavenly Yang Explosion. However, Zhou Yuncong’s Nine Complete Yang Destructive Spell appeared once again and Dao Yuting decided that if she continued to use her Extreme Ice Spring as a counter, it would be unsuccessful. While she was not afraid of his Yang-Incinerating Vital Spirit, she was unable to defeat the explosive powers of the Nine Complete Yang Destructive Spell.
Finally, in the ultimate battle between the second-generation disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Zhou Yuncong emerged victorious.
While Dao Yuting’s mastery was reduced to the Advanced Foundation Establishment stage, she was much stronger than her Advanced Foundation Establishment stage self many years ago.
Dao Yuting’s defeat meant that Yang Qing’s disciple, Zhou Yuncong, became the most powerful second-generation Celestial Sect of Wonders disciple.
While the overall best second-generation disciple must be evaluated based on many factors, Zhou Yuncong was the strongest based on his battling abilities.
This result shocked many people present. Before the spiritual conference, no one predicted this result.
Many disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were shocked too.
The Marquis of Jingheng folded his fan and tapped his palm with it. He shook his head while laughing, “What an interesting fellow.”
He turned his head to look at Wang Le and Xiang Heng and said, “The master is right. Now I know what he is planning.”
In the luxurious lounge of the Great Qin Empire, Shi Xingyun smiled and said, “It appears that while Yang Qing’s own cultivation had been slow, it is because he devoted much of his effort to raising his disciple. His ability to raise such a disciple is a great contribution to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
In the luxurious lounge of the Sword of Radiance Sect, the Purple Cloud Grandmaster had a complex expression on his face as he sighed and said, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders does indeed have many talented disciples to carry on its legacy.”
Regardless whether it’s Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha, Liu Xiafeng, Li Xingfei, Zhuge Wanqiu or anyone else, they were genius-level personalities. Their existence guaranteed the growth of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Dao Yuting’s performance was indeed eye-catching. This created a lot of pressure for other Aurous Core stage disciples. Even Nascent Soul stage grandmasters could feel the pressure. The more junior disciples could only look on in awe.
However, Zhou Yuncong’s performance based solely on his Advanced Foundation Establishment stage mastery too shocked many Immortal Soul stage elders.
An exceptionally talented youth with such a gift could dazzle an entire generation as long as he did not die prematurely.
Zhou Yuncong’s performance was reflective of his masters’ and fellow disciples’ exceptional talents and bright futures.
Lin Feng could feel the mood in the Dharma Hall changing and he chuckled in his heart, “This is natural. This is an exceptional combatant I had chosen from my second-generation disciples. If he had not performed up to par, Yang Qing will have hell to pay.”
He remembered the day when Zhu Yi and Yang Qing brought Zhou Yuncong back to see him. Upon meeting Zhou Yuncong, Lin Feng’s mouth twitched as he thought, “One has a Fortune Value of 10 and the other has a Fortune Value of 7. Together, they can really find some good stuff!”
“Innate Ability—>9;Intelligence—>9;Determination—>7; Fortune—>7.”
“In conclusion, the target is extremely talented and it is highly recommended that you take him as a disciple. Careful teaching and training would guarantee that he can become an important member of the sect.”
Zhu Yi and Yang Qing were able to bring back a prodigy with a total value of 32, making Lin Feng speechless.
After careful deliberation, Lin Feng did not personally train Zhou Yuncong. However, his mind was gradually changing now. This was not because he sought to take all talented individuals as his disciple. However, the Celestial Sect of Wonders guaranteed that whoever joined it shall not have their talents wasted.
For one’s sect to have continuity as well as growth, other than outwards expansion one must ensure that there was a clear line of succession too.
The right way to do so was to ensure that there were talented individuals in every generation.
Hence, Lin Feng did not take him in as a disciple. Instead, he made him undergo the same test as every other disciple.
Finally, Zhou Yuncong joined Yang Qing’s Nirvana World, becoming Yang Qing’s only successive disciple.
Lin Feng chuckled and he cast his gaze towards the Dharma Hall. In the two different luxurious lounges, the many disciples discussed earnestly, including Shi Tianhao’s Huang Zhenting and Zhu Yi’s Yang Tie.
Looking at the two of them, Lin Feng smiled contentedly.
In comparison to Zhou Yuncong, the two of them still needed more training. Hence, they were unable to perform well during this spiritual conference. However, they too would reveal their talents one day.
Huang Zhenting and Yang Tie were both deliberately placed by Lin Feng in the second-generation of disciples. The total value of their four traits was more than 30.
However, as there were many problems that were not yet resolved, such as Huang Zhenting’s childishness. Compared to his master, who appeared young and cute but was actually extremely cunning, Huang Zhenting’s mental age may actually be lower than his biological age
Hence, Huang Zhenting’s potential could not be fully realized yet. Yang Tie joined the sect too late and he had just entered the Foundation Establishment stage when the spiritual conference commenced. In the first round, he met with Huang Zhenting, who was no less talented than he was and who possessed a much higher mastery. As he did not want to encircle and attack Huang Zhenting with the Nieyang Beast, he naturally lost.
Many reasons caused them to appear less impressive than they actually were.
“However, that’s alright. A good dish does not fear being served late. If other sects choose to underestimate you, they can’t fault my sect for hiding our true potential,” laughed Lin Feng. His gaze once again pierced through the space and landed in the Central Great Pavilion. ” However, the two of you better be careful. Don’t let others overtake you. My third sect-opening ceremony attracted many talented individuals.”
Till now, the victor of the spiritual conference had been decided. However, it was not yet over. The group of cultivators watching the battle were extremely excited as soon, they would get to watch the first-generation disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders take on challengers from those who had been forfeited.
Amongst them, Xu Yunsheng and Lin Tong were both members of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. This could be seen as a battle where the earlier generation instructed the later generation.
Lin Feng’s gaze turned as he looked at his few immediate disciples. Xiao Yan and the rest looked at each other with smiles on their faces. Many of them turned to look at Luo Qingwu and Li Yuanfang. After all, their mastery was the lowest amongst them.
If anyone wished to create a name for himself, they were the easiest target.
Xiao Yan smiled and used his mana to project his voice to Lin Feng and asked, “Master, looking at the way you are staring at us, I bet you have a plan already?”
Lin Feng smiled and replied, “Lin Tong will surely challenge you, Yunsheng will surely Zhu Yi. These two are for sure.”
“Lei Jie of the Lei Family would forfeit his chance. As for Chu Yang of the Ethereal Mountain Sect…,” Lin Feng laughed silently, “He will surely challenge Luo Qingwu.”
Luo Qingwu was slightly perplexed as she asked, “Lei Jie had been famous for a long while and it is apparent that he is proud. However, for some unknown reason, he chose to throw in the towel in his match against Chen Xingyu and admitted defeat. Thinking about it, it appears that he wishes to put himself on an equal level as us, instead of taking part in such a battle where it appears that we are tutoring him.”
“However, why will Chu Yang battle me instead of one of my seniors?”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Let’s see if I’m right, shall we?”
Reality proved him right. Lin Tong chose to battle against her ‘father’ while Xu Yunsheng chose to battle Zhu Yi. However, it was more of a symbolic gesture than anything else.
Lei Jie did forgo his right to a battle.
Chu Yang, as predicted, chose to battle Luo Qingwu!
The battle between Lin Tong and Xiao Yan, Xu Yunsheng and Zhu Yi ended rather quickly. After these battles ended, Luo Qingwu stood up, with her pretty little brows all bunched up as she thought, “He really did pick me, how did master see this coming?”