Chapter 712: Go Up Righteously and Ask
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After Lin Feng had made the necessary arrangements for his disciples, he smiled and said, “Speaking about it, we have someone here who knows the eastern sea rather well.”
He telepathically sent a message and in the next instant, the Kui Cow King morphed into a hunk and arrived before everyone else.
Xiao Yan and the rest were shocked upon seeing him. The group of Kui Cows that lived in the Wasteland Valley of Mount Yujing were subdued by Lin Feng some time ago in the Kunlun Mountains. However, they did not use to live in the Kunlun Mountains, but instead in Mount Liubo 7000 li away from the eastern sea.
The Kui Cow King was their leader when they were living on Mount Liubo, they were instructed by an Immortal Soul stage cultivator known as the Flowing Waves Holy Man. At the same time, they cultivated their own skills. Since they were in his debt, the Kui Cows viewed him as their master.
After the Flowing Waves moved to the Kunlun Mountains, the Kui Cows followed him to the western interior, leaving the sea in the east.
However, they lost contact with the Flowing Waves Holy Man. The group of Kui Cows guarded the sapling of the Saros Steel Tree he had planted and that was when they met Lin Feng.
After the Kui Cow King arrived, he bowed to Lin Feng and then to Xiao Yan and the rest. After he listened to Lin Feng’s orders, he smiled happily and said, “My lord cares so much for me, I am truly grateful to you.”
Xiao Yan smiled and said, “As the adage goes, the old horse knows the way (Translator’s Note: This comes from a well-known Chinese proverb). For us, it appears that the old cow knows the way.”
Everyone began to laugh. The Kui Cow King looked at Lin Feng and said implored sincerely, “My lord, I am old and have experienced many things in my life. While I had left the eastern sea for a long time, I can still live with this separation. However, many younger members of my tribe miss their home, I wonder if it’s possible to bring them along?”
“Once they reach the eastern sea, we can let them be. I won’t allow them to venture into the Ying Sea, for fear of affecting your work.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “There’s no need to be so anxious. There’s still some time from now till the appearance of the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea. Unless they appear ahead of time, we will probably be early when we reach.”
The Kui Cow King said happily, “Thank you master for your understanding.”
Lin Feng’s telepathically projected a message out once again and soon, Jieyu and Baiguang appeared before him.
Upon seeing Lin Feng, Baiguang was slightly embarrassed while Jieyu looked on awkwardly. Jieyu appeared to be unsure where should he place his hands.
“Earlier, I mentioned that once you overcome your bottleneck and achieve the Advanced Demonic Lord stage, I have something for the two of you to do.” Lin Feng did not make any referene to what had transpired earlier as if he knew nothing about it. Then, he said, “Now, the time is ripe. Come with me.”
Jieyu and Baiguang looked at each other. Jieyu bowed and said, “Yes, my lord.”
Baiguang looked slightly hesitant as she asked softly, “Can I come along too?”
She did not mean to defy his orders. In her time on the mountain, she was well taken care of by the Celestial Sect of Mountains. Her husband, Jieyu, was almost single-handedly by Lin Feng, and he managed to advance from the Intermediate Demonic Lord stage to the Advanced Demonic Lord stage in such a short time.
In Baiguang’s heart she was extremely thankful to Lin Feng. However, it was because of that, she was slightly anxious too.
After all, strictly speaking, while Jieyu completely freed himself from the Great Void Sect to join the Celestial Sect of Wonders, she herself originated from the Great Void Sect Dragon Pond. Hence, for anything that concerned the inner secrets of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, it was best for her to avoid.
Lin Feng smiled and said, “It’s alright. For this task, it is an excellent opportunity for the two of you.”
“Naturally, for the Celestial Sect of Wonders, it brings about many benefits too.”
As Lin Feng himself said it, Baiguang clasped her fists together and said, “Yes, my lord. I will listen to your order.”
Lin Feng nodded and said, “The Three Mountains of the Ying Sea are about to appear. I will bring my disciples to the East Sea to familiarize them with the environment. The two of you, come along.”
Jieyu and Baiguang appeared pensive upon hearing the news, but they bowed and agreed.
Lin Feng then turned his head to look at Xiao Yan. He said with a smile, “Zhen’er has never left the Mountain. If she wishes, she can come along.”
Hearing that, Xiao Yan smiled and said, “Thank you master!”
“If that’s the case, make the necessary arrangements and we will soon be off.” As Lin Feng said that, a split appeared in the void before them and Miao Shihao walked out, smiling. He said, “Hey, my lord, I know it! For such a big event like the appearance of the Three Mountains of the YIng Sea, how can you miss it?”
He turned his head to look at Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Jieyu and the rest and sighed, “Even if others are coming along, it’s alright. That will not stop my lord and I from having fun in the East Sea.”
Xiao Yan and the rest shivered slightly and cast their gazes elsewhere. It was almost as if they feared that Miao Shihao’s unhealthy obsession with Lin Feng may next be projected onto them.
Lin Feng’s expression did not change. “Shihao, you just formed your cosmic form and you should stay on Mount Yujing to continue cultivating your mana. If you need anything from the Ying Sea, tell me and I’ll bring it back for you.”
Miao Shihao smiled coyly and shook his head, “How can I do that? For such an interesting event, how can I miss it? Even if I can’t find what I need, the entire trip will be worth it if I could tour the East Sea with you, my lord.”
He inhaled, closed his eyes and said drunkenly, “My lord, think about it. Blue waves underneath a bright moon with a clear and refreshing sea breeze….oh! Thinking about it makes me joyful beyond measure.”
Many in the group twitched their lips and smiled drily while nodding their heads, “Hur hur, yes, yes…”
Lin Feng’s expression was calm as he said, “Do you really want to go?”
Miao Shihao nodded and said, “Of course.”
“You are fickle-minded. Normally, you will say something and completely forget about it after a while, doing something entirely different,” said Lin Feng neutrally.
Miao Shihao thumped his chest and said, “That’s for other things. In this voyage to the East Sea, your brother Shihao has decided! I will not waver in my decision! As a sect guardian, how can I do nothing every day?”
For such an important even like the appearance of the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea, which can completely change the geopolitical outlook of the human cultivation realm, our sect cannot sit by and do nothing. I intend on doing something for our sect. My lord, please don’t worry, if I say I want to go, I will naturally go.”
Listening to Miao Shihao’s boasts, Xiao Yan and the rest of them looked on disdainfully. “Hmph!”
“Oh, so that’s the case,” Lin Feng said, nodding his head. “Shihao, if that’s what you truly think, then I’m naturally elated.”
“You have much experience and having you along will be greatly helpful. I can take solace in that fact.”
Miao Shihao covered his lips and whimpered happily, “Aiyah, my lord, you finally come around…”As he said that, he suddenly paused in shock.
He noticed that next to Lin Feng, the void split open. A tall, bronzed-skin, young man clad in purple stepped out and stood next to Lin Feng.
This bronzed-skin young man in purple looked completely different from Lin Feng. Even the aura he emitted was different. However, the mana from his body was almost identical to Lin Feng’s, even though his had other elements in it
It belonged to the eternal and indestructible power of the Saros Steel Tree.
It was Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar. After many years of cultivation in the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World, the Steel Tree Avatar was in its Advanced Nascent Soul stage. It was only a single step away from the Immortal Soul stage.
An ominous feeling arose in Miao Shihao’s heart. Then, he heard Lin Feng say calmly, “For this voyage to the East Sea, I will not go ahead personally first as I have many things to attend to on Mount Yujing. If there’s no need, I will not go.”
“Hence, for this trip to the East Sea to excavate the mysteries of the Ying Sea, my Steel Tree Avatar will go with you.”
With that, Lin Feng nodded to the group of them and he disappeared. Xuan Li, expressionless as always and still carrying a huge scabbard, disappeared too.
The Steel Tree Avatar said, as if nothing had happened, “Everyone make your own preparations. We’ll leave after a day.”
Miao Shihao stood there, dumbfounded. His eyeballs rolled slightly and he stared at the Steel Tree Avatar for a long while. Finally, he forced a smile and said, “Master, can you not leave the avatar on the mountain while you yourself come along?”
Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar smiled and said, “What’s wrong? We are telepathically linked.”
Miao Shihao appeared lost as he said, “Nothing is wrong, nothing is wrong.”
He then looked at the Steel Tree Avatar and mumbled quietly, “Everything is wrong. This is terrible. This doesn’t fit my taste at all, despite the two of them being telepathically linked.”
“Master, I suddenly feel that my mana is acting up, I want to continue cultivating on the mountain…” Miao Shihao tried to ask. Then, he saw Lin Feng staring back at him calmly while Xiao Yan and the rest tried to hide their laughter.
Miao Shihao looked as if the energy had been sucked out of him. He stared into the sky and said, “It’s fine, it’s fine, I’ll see how it goes.”
As he looked at Miao Shihao’s disappointed silhouette leaving, Xiao Yan and the rest wanted to laugh but they dared not to. They all too much pain to hide their smiles. Shi Tianhao asked curiously, “Master, how do you that Mr Miao… do not like your Steel Tree Avatar?”
“Doesn’t Mr Miao like those masculine and manly types? By right, your Steel Tree Avatar fits his taste exactly.”
After interacting with Miao Shihao for long, everyone knew about his tastes and preferences.
Lin Feng smiled and pointed to Li Yuanfang and said, “In all the time Shihao had spent cultivating over these few years, he would occasionally wander about the sect in his breaks. When he met Yuanfang, he said that Yuanfang is not his type.”
Li Yuanfang’s normally serious, dark face looked awkward as he laughed bitterly and said, “I am lucky in this regard.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Do you see any similarity between my Steel Tree Avatar and Yuanfang?”
Shi Tianhao came to a sudden realization, “Skin color! Both have dark skin color that looked like bronze. So that’s why! Mr Miao liked people with pale skin!”
The group of them laughed and shook their heads. Xiao Yan stroked his chin and said, “Master, why not change your own skin color?”
Lin Feng flicked his head and said, “That’s useless, with his skills, he would know that I have changed it.”
After they had their fun, everyone went to do their preparations. After everything was settled, they headed towards the East Sea under the leadership of Lin Feng’s Steel Tree Avatar.
The first stop of this voyage was the capital of the Great Zhou Empire, Tianjing City.
Xu Yunsheng followed by Zhu Yi’s side as he thought, “I wonder what grandmaster and master have in mind.”
He looked at Zhu Yi and said, “Master, I’m scared that I will arouse the suspicion of the Great Zhou and hence, I did not dare to do my own investigations. I have absolutely no clue as to where my sister is and I don’t know where to start.”
Zhu Yi placed his hands behind his back as he said calmly, “There’s no need to search secretly. All we need to do is to righteously go up and ask. After all, we are not in the wrong.”