Chapter 797: Present Worries
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After hearing Lin Feng’s words, Yue Hongyan revealed a smile on her face. To a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator, an Immortal Soul Stage magic treasure was undoubtedly the most powerful strength that one could obtain. This was especially so for those who were only in the Beginner Stage. Although they were not able to effectively unleash the full power of the magic treasure, it was still very valuable to them.
If used appropriately, it could even be much more powerful than the cultivator himself.
To obtain the magic treasure in the Beginner Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage, Yue Hongyan was very happy. She was also not one to cover up her emotions. She was smiling very widely.
Ever since he knew Yue Hongyan was preparing to form the Nascent Soul, Lin Feng was already thinking what to give to her.
Ever since the Foundation Establishment Stage and the Aurous Core Stage magic item that Lin Feng gave to each of his Immediate Disciples, Lin Feng would ponder over what he should give to each and every one of them carefully. He would try to cater to their needs or try to increase their powers using the item that he gave them. Otherwise, he would try to boost the area in which they were weak in. None of the items or treasures that he gave were randomly allocated.
For example, Xiao Yan was very lethal in his attacks, but he was weaker in his defense.
That was why Lin Feng gave him the Divine Token of the Five Thrones, which was defensively sound. This boosted his defensive powers, to prevent any accidents from happening.
Yue Hongyan was in fact more ruthless, brutal and lethal in her attacks as compared to Xiao Yan.
Technically speaking, Yue Hongyan’s talent was shocking. Her physical martial arts could be crude, but they could also be meticulous too. But in terms of style, they were all the same. She was always one to push forward!
As she pushed forward, she would normally be on the front foot in 90% of the cases. If her opponents were fierce, she would be even fiercer.
With such a style, even while her opponents might be unable to handle her, she was also inviting trouble for herself.
When Yue Hongyan fought, there were rarely any survivors. But she also had to pay a price sometimes.
This style was practically infused into the blood and soul of Yue Hongyan and formed her physical martial arts’ mind. As she reached this stage, it could no longer be changed. If she really wanted to change, even if she did not have to disable her own physical martial arts, she would at least have to lose half of it in order to make the change plausible.
That was why Lin Feng did not plan to change anything. Since he did not want to change, he had to use some magic treasure to increase her own defensive prowess. This was to make her weakness no longer a weakness, so that she could continue to give her all and clash head on with her opponents.
When Yue Hongyan entered the sect in her Foundation Establishment Stage cultivation, the Aurous Core Stage magic item, the Ancient Jade Armor, that Lin Feng gave to her was a magic item used for defensive purposes.
Although the Nascent Soul Stage magic item, the Golden Crown of Angels and Demons, that was given to her when she was in the Aurous Core Stage, was not purely a defensive tool, it was effective in coordinating her attacks and defenses.
Now that Yue Hongyan was in the Nascent Soul Stage, the Immortal Soul Stage magic treasure that Lin Feng wanted to give to her followed the same train of thought. It was also a defensively-oriented magic treasure.
But it was not the Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor that Lin Feng cultivated himself.
Instead, it was a magic treasure that he managed to get from the system after exchanging a few valuable resources for it.
The Seven Merciless Stars Armor.
This armor was a magic treasure in the gestation realm. It cultivated the powers of the Seven Merciless Stars, which were the most ferocious stars among all. This allowed the magic treasure to be extremely powerful in its attacks and defenses.
The Seven Merciless Stars were also called the Seven Evil Stars or the Heaven-Killing Stars. They were the luminaries that controlled the solitude and bitterness of life, as well as punishments and disasters. They controlled life and death too.
The Seven Merciless Stars Armor cultivated the powers of the Seven Merciless Stars. As an armor, its defensive powers were strong. But at the same time, it possessed a strong attacking ability. As the attack and defense combined, it would require a powerful cultivator to command it.
Lin Feng eventually decided to exchange for this treasure to give to Yue Hongyan for another reason. That was, as Yue Hongyan’s cultivation increased, Lin Feng noticed that she was able to guide the resonance of the Seven Merciless Stars and the other luminaries.
Although Yue Hongyan’s current cultivation was limited, the resonance achieved was still weak. But it was a fact that it existed.
As he took into account this point, Lin Feng did not choose to give the Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor to Yue Hongyan. He gave her the Seven Merciless Stars Armor.
Yue Hongyan received the Seven Merciless Stars Armor from Lin Feng. This magic treasure just came out from the system and started to form its original soul. The original soul was like an infant. It did not have any awareness or beliefs, which was the most suitable for Yue Hongyan to cultivate. This would allow them to grow together in the future.
As her fingers scratched across the armor, Yue Hongyan could felt the warmth from this armor. It was as if the armor was close to her.
The Seven Merciless Stars Armor jerked a little. Although Yue Hongyan was only a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator, this magic treasure was very friendly to her.
However, as the magic treasure cultivated the powers of the Seven Merciless Stars. Even if it was newly formed, it still revealed an aura of ferocity.
Yue Hongyan’s eyes flashed with crimson-red fire and her killing intent was strong.
She was shocked and tried to calm down her emotions. But she found out that the armor initiated this killing intent in her.
Lin Feng smiled while shaking his head, “Very good, Hongyan, preserve this self-control ability. This is also a form of training for you, which will be useful to you when you push for the Immortal Soul Stage in the future.”
Yue Hongyan looked at Lin Feng and bowed down to him again, “Thank you Master.”
She bade goodbye to Lin Feng and brought the armor back to the Blizzard Valley. She planned to cultivate the magic treasure and nurture her newly formed Nascent Soul at the same time.
Besides Yue Hongyan, Yang Qing also started to retreat and prepare for the overcoming of the Tribulations of the Yin Wind. He was about to promote to the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage.
Yang Qing’s accumulation was sufficient already. But because he was distracted from guiding Zhou Yuncong, he remained in the Intermediate Stage of the Aurous Core Stage.
This time, it was much easier for him to overcome the Tribulations of the Yin Wind as compared to the times when he formed the Aurous Core and overcame the Tribulations of the Yin Fire. This left Lin Feng comforted.
Xu Yunsheng and Xu Miaoying followed Lin Feng, Zhu Yi and the rest back to Mount Kunlun. Xu Yunsheng settled his sister down. After preparing for a while, he bid goodbye to Zhu Yi and went out.
He had 10 years to reach the Aurous Core Stage. If he could form the Aurous Core and enter the Celestial Wonders World 10 years later to serve his hard labor, there might still be hope for him.
But if he couldn’t, after 10 years, he was probably going to serve hard labor until he died.
But Xu Yunsheng was not worried nor panicky. He followed the steps and every step he took was calculated. He did not remain on Mount Yujing to cultivate blindly. He went out to the outside world and train his state of mind.
Whereas his sister, Xu Miaoying, remained in the Cloud Mirror City. After the appropriate arrangements had been made, she desired to ascend the Heart-Revealing Steps. She hoped to enter the Celestial Sect of Wonders like her brother.
As Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple, Yue Hongyan managed to form the Nascent Soul before 50 years. There were naturally many comrades who came to congratulate her. But she did not cause a huge uproar like Wang Lin or Zhu Yi did in the past.
It was not because her result was not outstanding. On the other hand, because it was too outstanding, no one felt that it was surprising.
After the cases of Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the others, the human cultivation world was numb to the outstanding achievements of the Immediate Disciples of Lin Feng.
When would Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple be a failure? When would everyone be shocked again?
In reality, even if Lin Feng had an average disciple, there might be some who would gloat over his misfortune. But most people would continue to observe the situation carefully.
Wang Lin was a good example. Everyone mocked him too early. But they were embarrassed greatly in the end. Every progress that Wang Lin made was like a slap on their faces.
Maybe, there would be one day where Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciple could not reach the Aurous Core until he passed away. Or maybe even when he was extremely old, he could not form the Nascent Soul. He could only watch as he grew older. When that happened, news of it would spread across the world.
However, for those who wanted such a thing to happen, they could only wait. It was very rare for something like this to happen. It was so rare that it was practically impossible.
As the days passed, the matter of the Ying Sea was gradually forgotten and the Divine Lands was peaceful again. But it’s just that things were still going on behind the scenes.
The Path of the Heaven-Born of the Samsara Sect could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel in their bid to reunify the sect. After the Path of the Hungry Ghoul and Path of Beast submitted to the Path of the Heaven-Born, the Path of Hell and Path of Humanity also started to submit towards the Path of the Heaven-Born.
Only the Path of Asura remained stubborn and refused to yield. But everyone could tell that the Path of Asura was slowly losing ground. The day when the Path of the Heaven-Born ruled the Samsara Sect was about to come.
The result was clear, but the process was not. The others from the Divine Lands were unable to guess what the process was going to be like.
The Samsara Sec that had been bickering for years was going to be reunified just like that?
If it was so easy, why didn’t they do so earlier?
During this conflict, Shi Tianfang and the other Path of the Heaven-Born cultivators did not reveal any special trump card. The only thing that was more eye-catching was that the Path of the Heaven-Born regained some of the secret manuals of the Samsara Sect that were rumored to be lost.
Those who were sharp could tell that this had something to do with the War of Buddha Annihilation under the leadership of Shi Tianfang in the past.
Before the Samsara Sect created their own set of mantras that became famous, it was once heard from the Great Thunderclap Temple that some of the mantras of the Samsara Sect borrowed the teachings of Buddhism. But the Samsara Sect eventually came out with their own ideas, which made their mantras now independent of any form of Buddhist teachings.
Shi Tianfang and the rest might have had some rewards during the War of Buddha Annihilation. They could have exploited the Buddhist teachings and figured out the lost manuals of the Samsara Sect.
But all these did not explain the sudden power of the Path of the Heaven-Born. They fought their way to victory and left most people from the Divine Lands in low spirits.
A unified Samsara Sect was something that the Great Zhou Empire would most hate to see. Although the powers of the Great Zhou Empire were more significant than them, they had many concerns in different regions. In the west, there was the Great Qin Empire. In the east, there was the Celestial Sect of Wonders which occupied the Ying Sea and the celestial mountains.
The Great Void Sect and the Great Zhou Empire did not share a cordial relationship too. During the War of Buddha Annihilation, the Great Zhou Empire was also hostile to the Mount Shu Sword.
Thus, after the setback at the Ying Sea, the Great Zhou Empire could only keep a low profile. They had to await the right opportunity. As for the Samsara Sect that got on their nerves, they could only take cautionary measures. But they could not do anything.
After Lin Feng’s glorious victory in the Ying Sea, he became quiet again. He awaited on Mount Yujing and observed the climate around.
However, to Lin Feng, there was something bugging him.
He was concerned about Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao in the Void Battleground.