Chapter 716: A Stunning Move!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As Xiao Yan and the rest contemplated silently, Lin Feng’s voice rang once again in the room, “The Great Void Sect’s situation is rather different because they have the Supreme Heavenly Mirror. Hence, even when they were at their peak, the Great Thunderclap Temple, the Heaven’s Gate, the Ancient Satanic Sect and the Mount Shu Sword Sect did not dare to offend them.”
“However, looking at the history of the Great Void Sect itself, their peak should be during the Antiquity Age when the Great Void Holy Man first established the sect together and when he had the Supreme Heavenly Mirror. That was the time when the Great Void Sect was filled with powerful cultivators.”
Lin Feng smiled and continued, “Ever since the Great Void Holy Man and the Buddha went to the Death Sea, they disappeared without a trace. While the Great Void Sect was still powerful, they could never replicate the power they had under the Great Void Holy Man. 4000 years ago, the Great Void Sect began to reclaim its former glory, but unfortunately they met with the Hades Emperor, one of the most powerful Holy Demonic Emperors. The resulting war destroyed the Hades Emperor but also greatly weakened the Great Void Sect.”
Looking at Xiao Yan and the rest of them, Lin Feng nodded his head and said, “Correct, while the Great Void Sect is still able to exert a powerful presence over the Divine Lands, it is a shadow of its former self.”
“The Great Thunderclap Temple followed the same trend. Ever since the Buddha left and the fall of its ten major disciples, it never regained its former glory. 4000 years ago, the Hades Emperor destroyed their most powerful Destiny level magic treasure, Mount Meru. Since then, their luck had run dry.”
Lin Feng continued, “During the Primordial Age and the Antiquity Age, the Emperors of Man reigned. While the Great Void Holy Man could start his own dynasty, he did not do so. Instead, he placed the focus of the Great Void Sect on the Barren Expanses.”
“For the Buddha, he was actually the second Emperor of Man after the fall of Emperor Tai, Emperor Ru. Emperor Ru reigned for 10 000 years before abdicating and passing the throne to someone else. He himself went and established the Great Thunderclap Temple.”
“However, you all know what happened afterwards.”
Xiao Yan and the rest slowly digested what Lin Feng had told them about the secrets of the Primordial Age. After a while, Xiao Yan smiled proudly and said, “After we return, I will tell my disciples about what I have just heard.”
Zhu Yi, Yang Qing and Li Yuanfang all smiled.
Looking at the scene, Lin Feng smiled too as he looked directly at Xiao Yan. “Good, Zhu Yi had settled his matter. How about yours?”
Everyone in the residence fell silent. While Zhu Yi hosted a banquet for the Crown Prince Liang Yuan and his entourage after settling Xu Yunsheng’s affair, everyone else rested in their respective rooms. Only Xiao Yan went out once and he just returned.
Xiao Yan said, “I went to Jingzhou, which is in the West of the Great Zhou Empire. I did not manage to obtain more secretive news but I did get something.”
“The crux of the issue is related to the fathers of Tang Jun and Lei Jie.”
The Lei Family of the Great Qin Empire, which had been one of the Four Big Families of the Great Qin, chose to betray the Great Qin Empire and join the Great Zhou Empire after the Battle at Xiling City.
The Great Zhou Empire, which had was removing the power of the sects within its territories as well as the power of hereditary families, welcomed the Lei Family with open arms. Today, the Lei Family had settled down in the Jingzhou and once began to exert their influence.
The news Xiao Yan went to investigate was related to Tang Jun, who had just joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Tang Jun and the Lei Jie, an upcoming member of the Lei Family, shared physical facial resemblances. Looking at them, people suspected if they were related.
Coupled with the fact that the head of the Lei Family had gone up to Lin Feng to request a favor, Lin Feng, Xiao Yan and the rest easily deduced the origins of Tang Jun.
The Heart-Revealing Steps could only reveal the inner demons of a person but it would not extract and reveal his memories. Hence, Tang Jun had no ulterior purpose in mind when he request to join Lin Feng’s sect. Concealing his identity may be because of privacy concerns.
Hence, before Xiao Yan left Mount Yujing, he had a talk with Tang Jun over this problem. Tang Jun did not hide anything from him as he told his origin story to Xiao Yan clearly and truthfully. However, what he knew was still limited.
Hence, Tang Jun’s name should have been Lei Jun by right. He could claim descent from the head of the Lei Family, Lei Lie. However, in terms of blood, his surname was Tang. His father, Tang Wenhua, married into the Lei Family and joined the Lei Family. That was why he changed his name to Lei Wenhua.
Tang Wenhua and Tang Jun’s mother had one child shortly after marriage. The child was raised from young under the tutelage of the Lei Family. After birth, he displayed extraordinary amount of talent He was able to cultivate the Nine Qi True Thunder Form and the thunder-type mantra of the Lei Family. It was as if the Heavens had given a prodigy to the Lei Family
That was Tan Jun’s biological brother, Lei Jie.
However, while Lei Jie and Tang Jun were biological brothers, the fortunes of life did not shine fairly down on everyone. Lei Jie displayed an extraordinary and stunning amount of talent since young. If not for Shi Tianyi above him, he would have been the most eye-catching upcoming prodigy of the Great Qin Empire.
However, Tan Jun was much more ordinary. Since young, he showed no special power and unfortunately, something awkward happened right after birth. His father, Tang Wenhua, who changed his surname after joining the Lei Family, disappeared after stealing a treasure of the Lei Family.
This infuriated everyone in the Lei Family, including the head of the Lei Family, Lei Lie.
Lei Jie’s extraordinary talents since young caused him to be well-treated in the family. Even though his father committed such a heinous act, it did not affect him that much
In other words, right after Tang Jun was borne, every single hatred and resentment was direct to him. Alone, he suffered a tempest that should have been shared between two people.
Hence, to Tang Jun, there was no sense of kinship between Lei Jie and him.
Since young, Lei Jie had viewed Tang Jun as a stain on his records. Lei Jie’s greatest shame was this biological brother of his who came from the same father
Tang Jun understood Lei Jie’s mentality perfectly. His own existence continually reminded the prodigy of the Lei Family that your real surname was not Lei, but Tang instead. Furthermore, you had a thief of a father.
Lei Jie treated Tang Jun badly and Tang Jun reciprocated in kind. Half of his sufferings all these were related to Lei Jie.
For many people who wanted to get close to Lei Jie, the easiest way to do so was to bully Tang Jun.
Tang Jun was hard-headed but he was not rash. After he bided his time in the Lei Family for a long while, he left the Lei Family and decided to make a name for himself outside
The Lei Family did not care much about hi. As long as Tang Jun did not flaunt his descent and smudge the name of the Lei Family, they were happy to leave him be
However, when Tang Jun was on his own outside, his body suddenly underwent a complete transformation. His normal body suddenly turned into one of Natural Fire-Type Entity and he also possessed the Fire Lord Body. In other words, his body was one of the most suitable bodies for the cultivation of Fire-type spells.
Careful calculations would show that it was even stronger than Lei Jie’s Nine Qi True Tunder Form.
Tang Jun himself was surprised at this result but delighted too. However, he was not interested in returning to the Lei Family. Instead, he felt a sense of goodwill towards the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Hence, when the Celestial Sect of Wonders had another sect-opening ceremony, he came forth to join.
Tang Jun’s transformation caught the attention of the Lei Family too. They too wished that they would be able to reclaim him, but their attitudes to him were strange.
They treated him like an escaped fugitive rather than a talent to be wooed.
While this attitude aroused Tang Jun’s suspicion, it made the Lei Family repulsive to him
“According to what Tang Jun had said, the sudden transformation of his body was because of the former residence of his father, Tang Wenhua,” said Xiao Yan. “In that house, there was a spell formation. When others stepped on it, it did not react. It only reacted when Tang Jun stepped on it. Then, his body changed.”
“However, after that time, the spell formation appeared to lost all its powers. When Tang Jun stepped on it again, nothing happened.”
Li Yuanfang nodded his head and said, “This spell formation was only a catalyst. Tang Jun himself had something special inside him but it was dormant.”
Yang Qing said in a low voice, “This special ability was able to deceive even the Nascent Soul stage and Immortal Soul stage elders of the Lei Family. It is truly special.”
Xiao Yan opened his mouth and said, “Correct, I believe that the crux of the issue is with the father of Lei Jie and Tang Jun, Tang Wenhua. However, he had disappeared without a trace.”
“My trip to Jingzhou brought me in contact with members of the Lei Family. I can confirm that the Lei Family too was searching on a huge scale for Tang Wenhua. Their desire to catch Tang Jun, in my opinion, stems from a desire to catch Tang Wenhua himself. They also believe that they could trace Tang Wenhua’s whereabouts from Tang Jun’s body.” Zhu Yi thought about for a while and then, he looked at Lin Feng and said, “Master, I have a guess.”
Lin Feng smiled and asked, “Do you suspect that Tang Jun’s Fire Lord Body and Lei Jie’s Nine Qi True Thunder Form are related to Tang Wenhua.”
Zhu Yi nodded and replied, “Master is wise indeed. I believe that’s the case. While the Nine Qi True Thunder Form is rare, it existed before. Hence, its appearance cannot said to be super rare. However, for a Fire Lord Body and a Nine Qi True Thunder Form to appear in a pair of siblings, it is way too coincidental.”
Lin Feng smiled and said nothing.
He could not blame the Lei Family for being so anxious. He knew from the system that Tang Jun’s Innate Ability was solid 9. The Fire Lord Body ranked in the same tier as Yang Qing’s Balanced Yin Yang Form, Zhou Yuncong’s Yang-Incinerating Entity and Luo Qingwu’s Pure Yin Entity.
Lei Jie’s Nine Qi True Thunder Form was in the same category. If something like this could be created artificially, the Great Void Sect would go crazy.
Improving one’s calibre through training and herbs was one thing, but the ability to forge a powerful entity, like the Fire Lord Body or the Nine Qi True Thunder Form, was truly a stunning move!
“I believe that there are some difficult restrictions. If not, Tang Wenhua would have been able to rule the Grand Celestial World. Regardless, he is still someone with good ideas.”
Lin Feng tapped on his armrest and looked at Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest. Suddenly, he smiled and said, “Relax, if I am right, the crux doesn’t lie with Tang Wenhua.”
Xiao Yan and the rest were shocked. Then, they fell silent and after a long while an expression of realization dawned on their faces. They nodded their heads and said, “Master is right. We thought incorrectly.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “Hence, for this matter, we shall observe its developments quietly. After all, the initiative is with us.”
He stood up and placed his hands behind his back. As he walked out of the room, he said, “Go and pack your stuff. Yunsheng’s matter had been settled. We will head next to the East Sea and prepare ourselves for the appearance of the Three Mountains of the Ying Sea.”
As he exited the room, he looked into the night sky and said worriedly, “The Great Zhou Empire appeared too sure of itself. I wonder what preparations had they made to inspire such a level of confidence.”