Chapter 91: A promise to honor for a lifetime
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
“To think that you’ve snuck all the way to me, Yue Hongyan and the others are becoming more lax.”.
The white-clothed youth lifted his hand with great effort to wipe the sweat from his forehead and coughed repeatedly.
But at this moment, shocking mana fluctuations burst forth from his seemingly frail body, spurring the golden sea of sand beneath his body to vibrate violently.
Right now Lin Feng was still under the state of using the Shadow Sneak Technique and also had the system conceal his mana fluctuations. Theoretically speaking, it was not easy for him to be discovered.
“I was careless.”. Right when the white-clothed youth opened his mouth to speak, Lin Feng knew in his heart that the situation was bad and subconsciously looked at the desert beneath his feet.
This golden desert evidently possessed a very strong detection ability. The moment outsiders trespass, the system will instantly detect it and inform the white-clothed youth.
Through these grains of sand, the white-clothed youth was still unable to see through the system’s cover and was unable to sense the strength of the mana in Lin Feng’s body, but he could clearly sense that someone had stepped on the desert.
An outsider had barged in but he was unable to sense it, this was already enough to say that there was a problem.
Thus the white-clothed youth instantly took action.
Limitless yellow sand rose up and was about to engulf Lin Feng.
Lin Feng slightly furrowed his brow. He shook the Black Cloud Flag and his entire body was wrapped up by a mass of black light. The black light flashed and isolated the sand on the outside.
“An Aurous Core Stage magic item? But it’s damaged and it cannot stop me.”. The white-clothed youth weakly raised his hand and slowly formed a spell sign.
A water arrow shot out from the stream dividing the desert and mixed together with the yellow sand. It instantly turned into a dark yellow cloudy stream of water and shot towards Lin Feng.
Lin Feng‘s mouth was dry. The white-clothed youth had yet to use his full strength but he had already demonstrated the powerful strength of an Aurous Core Stage cultivator.
That cloudy dark-yellow stream of water actually easily broke through the defense of the Black Cloud Flag’s black light and charged straight towards Lin Feng.
Lin Feng’s eyes flashed, “The grains of sand are heavy and condensed. Just one grain of sand weighs probably hundreds or thousands of kilograms. It can match giant mountain boulders, but it has been condensed and compressed to the size of a grain of sand. The number of grains of sand flying towards me this time is over tens of thousands!”.
“The grains of sand are heavy but they were rolled up by the stream and the flexible change of water was mixed into it. The trajectory is unpredictable and difficult to dodge. Even if I do dodge, the stream will change direction and carry these thousand kilogram heavy grains of sand chasing over.”.
In this one move, the white-clothed youth flawlessly combined together with the heaviness of earth and the flexibility of water. It truly was a profound feat.
The Black Cloud Flag’s defense was being broken open but Lin Feng did not lose his calm. He still controlled the Black Cloud Flag’s mana to hide his body, but he secretly undid the Heavenly Cage Mantra sealing the Taotie, Tuntun.
“What the hell is it this time?”. Tuntun screamed, but she could only once again helplessly take the bullet for Lin Feng, revealing her true form and with great difficulty, devour the dark-yellow stream of water.
“Ugh… Cough cough cough cough! I’m choking!”. Tuntun roared angrily, “Lin Feng you bastard, if you make me eat any more of this random junk again I’ll fight you to the death! Ouch, what the hell is this, it hurts like hell.”.
Lin Feng laughed in secret, “Be thankful that you have something to eat, at least I’m even regularly thinking of switching things up for you.”.
Tuntun cursed incessantly while Lin Feng plugged his ears and once again used the Heavenly Cage Mantra to seal Tuntun.
“Bastard, sooner or later I’ll devour you!” Tuntun rolled her eyes. Right now she clearly had indigestion and her stomach hurt like crazy. Even without the Heavenly Cage Mantra she wouldn’t be able to create a commotion for a while.
His spell was actually silently resolved by Lin Feng. A light flashed by in the white-clothed youth’s eyes and his back that was arced due to pain slightly straightened.
Seeing this, Lin Feng wrinkled his brow and said preemptively, “Are you injured?”.
The white-clothed youth coughed dryly, “No need for you to worry. Whatever skills you’ve got up your sleeve, just come at me, I, Kang Nanhua, will take it all on.”
Lin Feng put away the Black Cloud Flag and revealed his body. He waved his wide sleeve and activated poser mode. He said proudly, “I never take advantage of anyone, not to mention bullying an injured junior like you.”.
The white-clothed youth Kang Nanhua raised his eyes and stared at Lin Feng without speaking.
The Lin Feng of the moment was wearing a wide-sleeved white robe and Taoist clothing. His demeanor was noble and proud, calm and composed, he truly did possess a bit of the appearance of a master outside of the mundane world.
He looked at Kang Nanhua and said calmly, “I don’t have any connection with the Great Zhou Empire, you don’t need to be so alert.”.
“If anything, there is even some friction between me and the Great Zhou Empire.”.
Kang Nanhua lifted his hand wiping the cold sweat on his brow and said slowly, “I am all ears.”
Lin Feng said, “One of my disciples was the Great Zhou Empire Marquis of Xuanji Zhu Hongwu’s son.”.
Kang Nanhua showed a sign of displeasure, “It seems like you are toying with me.”.
Lin Feng had a calm look, “If you knew that that disciple of mine nearly died by his father’s hand you wouldn’t think that.”.
A glint of realization flashed by in Kang Nanhua’s eyes, “Half a year ago Little Hei and the others tried to kidnap one of Zhu Hongwu’s bastards and failed in the end. He was saved by Huang San of the House of the Marquis of Xuanji, but news came back later that that bastard and Huang San went missing together.”.
“I remember that bastard’s name was Zhu Yi, could it be that you are talking about him?”.
Lin Feng smiled lightly, “One month ago in the forest at the southern border of the Great Qin Empire, I just killed the second steward under Zhu Hongwu, I think his name was Tao Er? He wished to do harm to my disciple so I got rid of him.”.
Kang Nanhua was silent. His eyes flickered and he was calculating something.
After a long while, Kang Nanhua opened his mouth asking, “Then for what are you here?”.
Lin Feng said openly, “I come here in search for a mineral called galactic sand.”.
Kang Nanhua asked, “How much do you need?”.
Lin Feng was delighted in his heart, “There really is galactic sand here!”. But when Kang Nanhua asked him how much he needed, this question stumped Lin Feng. God knows how much galactic sand is needed to be able to restore that broken mirror?
After pondering for a moment Lin Feng asked tentatively, “Do you have one cubic meter?”.
Hearing this Kang Nanhua knit his brow, “I can’t give you that much.”.
Lin Feng slightly narrowed his eyes. This Kang Nanhua just said “I can’t give you that much”, and not “I don’t have that much”, that means he actually had more that one cubic meter of galactic sand on his hands, but he was unwilling to give Lin Feng that much.
Lin Feng’s mind rapidly turned. He didn’t have any grudge with him, it honestly wasn’t worth it to engage in mortal combat. If he could obtain the galactic sand through a trade that would be the best.
While thinking, Lin Feng suddenly felt something in his shirt move.
Lin Feng quietly checked it out and discovered that the object that produced a disturbance was nothing other than the stone flute that Long Ye gave to him that day.
Since half a year ago after Lin Feng obtained this stone flute, he had frequently mulled over it, but he’s always had no conclusion. It made him about to wonder whether Long Ye that wretched demoness had tricked him.
Yet, to think that it would suddenly have movement when facing Kang Nanhua today.
Could it be that this sickly white-clothed youth in front of him was actually related to this stone flute?
Lin Feng quietly took out the stone flute and observed in secret. He discovered that there was actually a trace of a strange mana fluctuation slightly quivering from the stone flute.
That mana fluctuation spread out and came in contact with Kang Nanhua. Pain-ridden Kang Nanhua suddenly felt refreshed and he felt as if his old wounds that were like maggots attached to bone were actually a lot more relieved.
Kang Nanhua looked towards Lin Feng in surprise. Seeing his appearance, Lin Feng was also surprised in his heart, “This stone flute can actually heal his injury?”.
Discovering this point, Lin Feng was a lot more relaxed in his heart. But he still didn’t dare to be careless, “I have this extra bargaining chip in my hands now, bargaining again with him is a lot easier now. But this person is already so powerful while injured if he fully recuperates from his injury, wouldn’t he be even harder to deal with?”
Thinking for a bit, Lin Feng decided to first do his best to figure out his background. He asked seemingly off-handedly, “You are also an adherent of the Arctic State?”.
“No, that is not the case.”. Kang Nanhua shook his head, “If you really have to say, I can actually be considered a citizen under the Zhou Empire’s rule.”.
Lin Feng was a bit astonished. Kang Nanhua’s eyes revealed a look of nostalgia, “My parents were both citizens under the Zhou Empire’s rule. Before I started cultivating I also once studied hard and even got into the Zhou Empire’s scholar class.”.
Lin Feng continued asking, “Then why are you instead opposing the Zhou army now? Your family died at the hands of a Zhou personnel?”.
Kang Nanhua shook his head, “My parents both left the world without pain after they reached their natural lifespans. I achieved success with my cultivation and even though I wanted to extend their lifespans, I ultimately failed. But they both enjoyed a lifespan of 100 years, there isn’t anything to regret.”
Lin Feng’s eyes flashed, “Do you have a lover in this Covenant of Liefeng?” He thought of that chick who was like blazing fire, Yue Hongyan.
Putting aside her strong and upright temper, she really is a ravishing beauty, a definite femme fatale.
Kang Nanhua seemed to know what he was thinking in his heart. Hearing this he smiled, “You have seen Hongyan already? Hehe, I may not be against the feelings of men and women, but cultivating up until now I have still yet met a woman who can move my heart, Hongyan included.”.
“Who the hell would believe you.”. Lin Feng secretly curled his lips and then asked, “Then what are you helping the Covenant of Liefeng for?”.
Kang Nanhua said calmly, “One of the founders of the Covenant of Liefeng is Yue Hongfeng. He and I are friends who swore to live and die together. Before he died he asked me to take care of and protect his compatriots, I agreed.”.
Lin Feng’s pupils suddenly shrank, he eyes stared straight at Kang Nanhua.
Even though the white-clothed youth was tormented by pain and his entire face was dripping with cold sweat, his demeanor was calm and composed. He didn’t have any thought of complaining that this was too troublesome and he also didn’t have the pride of thinking himself a hero. He seemed to just be doing something that was only a matter of course.
His voice was so calm, as though the matter of going against the great behemoth in the form of the Great Zhou Empire, was as normal and rational as a person needing to eat and sleep.
Not forgetting formidable figures such as the Zhou emperor Liang Pan and the Marquis of Xuanji, Zhu Hongwu, or the Divine Martial Army, a killing machine at the Zhou Dynasties disposal. Even the Marquis of Xuanji’s own stewards, Tao Er and Huang San, were also both Aurous Core Stage cultivators on the same level as him.
He could die at any moment, going against a force like this. But Kang Nanhua seemed to pay no heed at all to the dangers that stood before him.
Even though he was already plagued by pain.
Everything was all just because he agreed to his deceased friend and made a promise, so he had to keep his promise.
“No matter if the path in front was covered in thorns or was a mountain of swords and a sea of flames, I will definitely do what I’ve promised, even if it costs me my life.”.
Lin Feng looked at Kang Nanhua, for some reason a phrase suddenly surfaced in his mind.
“A promise made to a person is a promise kept for life!”.