Chapter 965: To Benefit the Mortals
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“I hope that those under you can understand your intentions,” said Xiao Yan with a laugh. “I will naturally tell my own disciples about this. However, whether they want to join, it’s up to them.”
Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao, Yue Hongyan, Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu all smiled and nodded their heads.
Yang Qing looked at the Mirror Lake Knowledge Palace and said softly, “Second Senior, while we are friendly with the Great Qin Empire, the Purple Clouds Sect, the Royal House of the Northern Tribes and some other powers, the world is large indeed and even for cultivators like us, we find it hard to traverse through the land. If ordinary mortals wish to come here, then they may find it extremely difficult as well.”
Zhu Yi nodded his head and said, “Fifth Junior is right. Hence, I intend to place the knowledge palace to the north of the Kunlun Mountains. Those who wished to come can journey to Shazhou City, where I have arranged for people to transport these learners to the Cloud Mirror City.”
“When the Mirror Lake Knowledge Palace starts to develop properly, then we can change its location to somewhere else outside. Then, it shall establish campuses all over the Divine Lands and benefit all mankind.”
Zhu Yi pointed to the Mirror Lake Knowledge Palace and said with a smile, “Earlier, I talked about using knowledge in our daily lives. This knowledge palace is one such example. In its development, if there’s any problem, I shall rectify it and hence, with this experience, adjust my plans.”
“If I were to push ahead blindly, then I run the risk of confusing the students. That won’t be good.”
Zhu Yi said, “I will focus on it for now. Once it obtains preliminary success, I will talk about expansion.”
Lin Feng said with a smile, “Zhu Yi, go ahead with it. While this may appear insignificant to cultivators, it will benefit the mortals.”
Zhu Yi smiled and bowed to Lin Feng and said, “I will try my best.”
As the group of them ascended up Mount Yujing, they arranged for Zhuge Zhan and the more junior disciples to rest first. Then, Lin Feng’s gaze turned to Chu Yang as he asked suddenly, “What do you think of the teachings of the Blood River Sect?”
Chu Yang replied politely, “There are some unique traits to it. I am only able to learn a bit.”
Lin Feng stared at him, smiled and nodded his head, “Your mind is still clear. Good, you can take your leave now. The next time you come, I permit you to observe and learn from the Cang Heaven Spell Blade.”
Chu Yang bowed and said, “Thank you for your generosity.”
As he said that, he left the mountain.
After Chu Yang left the mountain, Xiao Yan and the rest gathered before Lin Feng as they started to talk.
As they spoke, Xiao Yan thought of something as he asked Lin Feng, “Oh yes, master, Mr Miao hasn’t stopped his closed-door training for the Immortal Soul stage.”
Ever since his return from the Ying Sea, Miao Shihao was conducting his own closed-door training as he had obtained the Semi-Round Jade Disc. He gave away most of his possessions in the sect and entered the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World. Since then, there had been no news of him.
According to time in the Greater World, almost two years had passed. The total amount of time Miao Shihao had spent doing cultivation in his own abode and in the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World should add up to more than 100 years.
During the Anti-Celestial Sect War, Miao Shihao did nothing even as many enemies surrounded Mount Yujing.
No one in the Celestial Sect of Wonders was very surprised that he had been doing closed-door training for more than 100 years. Everyone knew how difficult it was to become an Immortal Soul stage cultivator. Shi Tianhao and Lin Daohan were amongst the rare minority.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and Wang Lin had help from the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation. However, they too spent much time in the Advanced Nascent Core stage and they were only able to achieve such results through having a strong foundation.
However, Shi Tianhao had formed his cosmic form in the Void Battleground and ascended into the Advanced Nascent Soul stage. After patiently cultivating for a while, he was then able to become the youngest Immortal Soul stage in history.
No one knew when would one experience a bottleneck during cultivation. There were many cultivators who experienced a bottleneck in their Advanced Nascent Soul stage and could only watch helplessly as they reached the end of their 3600 years lifespan.
However, Miao Shihao himself said that with help from Semi-Round Jade Disc, it would no longer be difficult for him to ascend into the Immortal Soul stage. Now, it appeared that it was not as easy as it seemed. Hence, it caught the attention of the sect.
Lin Feng shook his head and said, “He did not overestimate himself. When he entered the Ying Sea, I’ve noticed that he was only a step away from the Immortal Soul stage. After he obtained the Semi-Round Jade Disc, it is akin to him walking on a flat road.”
“It is actually a good thing that he is taking so long to succeed.”
Xiao Yan and Zhu Yi exchanged a gaze as they asked, “Oh? What do you mean?”
Lin Feng stared at the top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree, which led into the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World as he said plainly, “He probably had other takeaways during his closed-door training. That is good for him.”
Yue Hongyan thought for a while and then said, “Master, I am still some distance away from the Immortal Soul stage. Why not I give my Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation to Mr Miao?”
Because of the limited number of Starry Purplish Grass Pill, Xiao Yan was only able to form a few Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation during his first time. Furthermore, this was after his pill-cultivation skills had improved and he had wasted minimal ingredients.
Speaking about that, had the crucible blown up or the entire batch of Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation failed, Xiao Yan may have jumped off Mount Yujing in depression.
The first batch of Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation contained only 6 pills. He, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao each took one to great effect during the Anti-Celestial Sect War.
The remaining two pills were given to Yue Hongyan and Yang Qing, both of whom were in their Nascent Soul stage to be used in the future. Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu, both of whom had yet to form their nascent souls, did not object.
Lin Feng shook his head and said, “Shihao is able to break through the bottleneck. If my suspicion is correct, as long as he wishes, he can probably ascend into the Immortal Soul stage soon after his closed-door training.”
“There must be another reason why he dragged it all the way till now.”
Lin Feng thought about for a while more and gently flicked with his finger as a ray of light appeared before Yue Hongyan, who rushed to take it.
She looked curiously at the light in the center of her palms as she sensed its power. She looked surprised as she said, “This appears to be a Buddhist light. However, there seems to be another power within it.”
Lin Feng said, “This is the information that the Golden Cicada wished to obtain by kidnapping Yuncong. To him, this information is like the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation. I believe this information will greatly benefit Miao Shihao.
“Hongyan, enter the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World and pass this item to him. Then, come back. Everyone, take a look at the information later please.”
Hearing that, Yue Hongyan bowed and said, “Yes, master.” With that, she kicked off and turned into a gleam of light as she flew towards the Heavenly Cosmic Ray World on top of the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree and entered it.
After a while, she returned. Lin Feng flicked with his finger and six rays of light entered his disciples’ head.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest studied the information carefully as they looked at the silent but terrifying Death Sea. Then, they looked at the image of the shattered Supreme Yin-Yang Mirror. They were all silent for a long while.
“Master…” Zhu Yi exchanged a glance with Yang Qing and then looked at Lin Feng and asked, “When we met Yuncong…”
Lin Feng said, “I know, you know too right?”
Everyone nodded their heads and Luo Qingwu sighed, “None of us knows that it will turn out like this.”
Then, her expression changed as she asked, “Wait, does this mean that…”
She lifted her head to look at Lin Feng. Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest did the same. Looking at this, Lin Feng smiled and said, “You are more or less right.”
Everyone’s expression turned strange.
Lin Feng waved his hand and said with a smile, “Okay, you are dismissed. Wang Lin, Tianhao, Yang Qing, Yuanfang and Qingwu, go back and rest and think about what you have learned. Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and Hongyan, don’t slacken too. After a while, I will test you lot.”
The group of disciples all bowed and took their leave. Lin Feng slowly walked to the edge of Mount Yujing as he looked into the distance and said nothing.
After a long while, he retracted his gaze. He then suppressed the White Tiger Grand Sage, the Cang Heaven Spell Blade and the Lu Yuan Grand Sage whom he had captured as he started to sort through his loot from the Barren Expanses.
The door to the Starry Sea had been cultivated by the White Tiger Grand Sage into his own body. Hence, Lin Feng did no plan on killing him anytime soon. However, he still needed time to find out how could he take out the door from his body without killing him.
He obtained the alms bowl of the Buddha from the Golden Cicada and the broken pieces of the plate from the Emperor of Extremity. He was in no rush to find out what could these items do as they all required more time for him to dissect.
Amongst the remaining few objects, the most valuable one was the dragon claw from the Earth Dragon King.
This was a claw of a real Immemorial Celestial Dragon in his Vipralopa stage. The worth of the single claw was higher than the entire corpse of the Zu’e Grand Sage.
However, Lin Feng was not sure if he should feel the claw to his Thunder Dragon Blade, or should he fuse it together with his magic treasure the Holy Dragon Heavenly Armor.
The blood of the Yu’ao Dragon King was extremely useful for human cultivators who wished to improve their physical strength. To members of his tribe, like Baiguang, it was even more valuable. However, not every could use the blood of an Undying Demon Soul Third Level White Jade Dragon.
The flesh and blood from the Earth Dragon King’s exploded tail too required processing.
In the subsequent days, Lin Feng continued to train his disciples while he arranged the loot he obtained from his voyage into the Barren Expanses.
Not only did he benefit materially, he also benefitted in terms of skills.
Killing and capturing so many demons allowed Lin Feng to better understand his powers.
Other than that, he also hosted many people who came to congratulate him on his success.
At the same time, news from the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses were collected and sent to Mount Yujing as per normal.
Soon, Lin Feng obtained a piece of information that he had been expecting. After his adventures in the Barren Expanses, the Great Void Sect started to act too.