Chapter 77: A New Quest!
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
As he controlled the Black Cloud Flag to fly in the air, Lin Feng thought about the matter of the Thunderous Echo Elixir while entering into the system with slight jitters.
It appeared that the bullshit system had issued a new quest again.
By gathering up his four disciples, Lin Feng had completely the first main quest. The new quest issued this time shouldn’t be a side quest but the new main quest.
Main Quest 1.1 — Create the fundamental Tao technique of the sect.
Quest Description: A sect assimilating and mastering the Tao techniques and skills of other legacies is no doubt good, but you must build upon past achievements and scale new heights on the existing foundation. Only by having your own unique Tao techniques and skills can you lead the world and pass down your legacy for time eternal, establishing your position as the number one sect.
Quest Time Limit: One year, if not completed before the time limit, the host will be directly eliminated.
Looking at the quest description, Lin Feng nodded his head in approval.
He was going to create his own sect, of course, he had to have a fundamental Tao technique unique to his sect. If he was always using other people’s tao techniques and skills and he got recognized, awkwardness would only be the least of his worries.
No matter how amazing another person’s Tao technique it was, it was still the legacy of a different person, how could it be the foundation of his own sect?
To create his own sect, he needed to create his own, original Tao technique. Moreover, his original, self-realized Tao technique and skills had to be superior to all that already existed in this world. Only as such could it be considered the legacy orthodoxy of the number one sect.
But despite the rhetoric, after seeing the quest time limit, Lin Feng’s face instantly turned black.
Once again there was only one year’s time, but creating one’s own Tao technique and skill wasn’t an easy thing to do at all.
Lin Feng laughed helplessly and sighed. His beautiful dream of him entering closed door training first for 100 years and then directly coming out to kick ass was once again shattered.
“At the very least let me reach foundation establishment first.”. Lin Feng was already at the great circle of the perfection of qi disciple. The next step is to establish his qi ocean and form his Tao root. From qi disciple stage to foundation establishment stage was a great leap forward that could greatly boost Lin Feng’s strength.
Even though he just swept away three Aurous Core stage cultivators, Lin Feng was self-aware that that was solely the Demon Avatar’s strength, it was not his own.
The Demon Avatar’s combat strength was completely proportional to the strength of the power source supplied to it.
In the short term, it was very difficult to have the strength today again when sacrificing Sikong Nan. A lucky event like Sikong Non, a big shot old demon that just happened to be in trouble and then landing in his hands was pure chance.
Presently, Lin Feng didn’t even have the resources to prompt the Demon Avatar to move, let alone have today’s combat strength.
Unless he provided the sariras as a power source for the Demon Avatar.
But the 24 Heaven Arhat Formation was currently Lin Feng’s strongest weapon next to the Demon Avatar. With one missing sarira, he would be unable to set up the formation. Unless absolutely necessary, Lin Feng did not want to take that step.
Which was why Lin Feng wanted to advance to Foundation Establishment stage first. After reaching the Foundation Establishment stage, Lin Feng could then refine the sariras again. At that time he could reduce the number of sariras to set up the formation and change the 24 Heaven Arhat Formation into the 18 Arhat, 16 Arhat or something else.
The Arhat formation’s power may drop a little, but it would create a surplus of power sources to provide to the Demon Avatar. Clearly a good deal.
But after just having this thought, a notification prompt popped out from the system closely afterwards.
After getting a clear look of it, Lin Feng nearly fainted over.
“Forming your Tao root, the first step in thousands of years of cultivation and longevity, and also the most important foundation. The host must reach the Foundation Establishment stage using the sect’s original fundamental Tao technique.”.
Lin Feng felt his chest tighten. At that moment, besides swearing, he honestly didn’t have anything else he wanted to say.
He should have already known that with this unlucky system, there wasn’t such a thing as the most bullshit as there would always be only more bullshit to come.
“Initiating Fundamental Tao Technique Creation System, enter now?”.
Lin Feng grunted and then clicked in. System notifications continued to ring beside his ears: “Meditate on an image and the system will automatically create a tao technique based on the image.”.
“Would it be that simple?”. In that moment Lin Feng calmed down and pondered in his heart. It sounded easy, all he had to do was think of an image in his mind.
But what should he use? Should he screw around a bit or be more serious?
After carefully thinking for a moment, Lin Feng restrained his impulse to screw around.
A thousand story building rises from the ground. If he coveted a moment of pleasure, causing his foundation to be unstable and influencing the completion of the quest later, this system presumably wouldn’t mind giving him a quick one.
Tao technique foundation…. Tao technique foundation… Lin Feng thought for a moment, a black and white blending image surfaced in his mind.
This world didn’t seem to have the tai chi diagram. The mark of the Taoist holy land. Even the Great Void Sect’s mark was just a white prosperous cloud.
“Confirmed host’s thought, starting to create…”.
Hearing the completely emotionless mechanical voice beside his ears, Lin Feng sighed. Heavens take pity, he actually wanted to try imagining transformers or Pikachu.
“”The Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues”successfully created…”.
A scene of nothingness appeared in Lin Feng’s mind. The nothingness gave birth to a tai chi diagram of a yin and yang fish.
The tai chi diagram started to spin, turning into the two colors white and black and filling the entire void.
Closely afterwards, from the black and white polar opposites was born the four phenomena, earth, water, fire, and air.
The chaotic earth, water, fire and air stabilized in the void, further developing into the eight scenes of Heaven, Earth, wind, thunder, water, fire, mountain and lake.
Seeing this scene Lin Feng understood in his heart: “This is tai chi producing the two modes, in which the two modes go to produce the four phenomena, and the four phenomena produce the eight trigrams…”.
The eight images split into eight directions. After settling in the void and turning into eight black hole-like objects, they stopped changing. The system notification rose up once more: “Please choose basic reference Tao techniques to create the first chapter of the”The Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtues”, the”Eight Trigrams Chapter”.”.
A thought surfaced in Lin Feng’s mind. Looking closely at the eight images that represented the eight trigrams and linking them with the system notification, he had a guess in his mind: “It wants me to get eight types of Tao techniques that already exist in this world and then merge them together to obtain a completely new Tao technique as my original Tao technique?”.
Thinking along these lines, Lin Feng decided to give it a test: “The eight images that represent the eight trigrams shouldn’t be for show either. There must be a certain requirement, maybe it is the original attribute of the Tao technique.”.
Lin Feng thought of the Nine Heavens Thunder Technique in his mind, and then he saw the black hole in the void representing “Thunder” of the eight trigram images suddenly light up and become a mass of white light.
Afterwards, Lin Feng thought of the River Styx Nirvana Mantra. Surely enough, the black hole representing “Water” also turned into a mass of white light.
To continue verifying his guess, Lin Feng thought of his other water class Tao technique, the Blue Oceanic River Technique. This time the remaining six black holes did not react at all.
“Looks like that’s how it is.”. Lin Feng exhaled a long breath. Next up was the Art of Acalantha and the Kṣitigarbha Sutra. Surely enough, the black holes representing “Fire” and “Earth” also lit up in succession with white light.
Looking at the four remaining black holes, Lin Feng slightly frowned: “Heaven, wind, mountain, and lake? Heaven, wind, mountain, lake… Hold on!”.
With a thought, a small black mountain the size of a human fist shakingly landed on his palm. It was precisely the soul bound magic of Old Geezer Yue from before. After getting smashed away by the Demon Avatar, Lin Feng secretly used the Black Cloud Flag to take it.
This mini black mountain that could change sizes was repeatedly damaged by the Demon Avatar.
Right now it had already lost the majority of its spirituality and had to be repaired and refined again.
Lin Feng didn’t care about the magic item itself, but instead about the writing faintly carved on the small mountain.
“Supreme Mountain Script… Haha, just as I suspected, God is truly on my side!”.
Lin Feng laughed happily. Maybe to increase its power, this magic item of Elder Yue’s actually had a portion of the Tao technique of his sect, the Supreme Mountain Script carved onto it.
Thinking of the Tao technique of the Supreme Mountain Script, the black hole in the void representing “Mountain” also lit up with white light.
More than half of his original Tao technique has already been completed, Lin Feng was instantly in high spirits: “There still remains Heaven, wind, and lake. Hm, I’ve already saved up a lot of trading points and I was also rewarded with a lottery chance from taking in Wang Lin as my disciple.”.
Thinking along these lines, Lin Feng immediately entered into the trading system.