Chapter 971: Lin Feng Does As He Pleased
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
At this moment, Xiao Yan did not know if he should laugh or cry. Initially, he did not expect this result when he gave Xiao Zhener the Great Ice Moonlight Ruler. He never even expected the Great Void Sect to visit the Ancient Longevity World.
He was clear that his future father-in-law loved Xiao Zhener a lot.
However, no matter how much he loved Xiao Zhener, he still had to be responsible for many people.
If his love for Xiao Zhener could aid in his fulfilment of official duties, then that was the best and ideal outcome.
If they could not, then the next best scenario was for them to be independent of one another.
If they went against each other, then it’s rather regretful. All he could do was to sacrifice one. For many rational leaders, emotional factors could never be decisive factors.
Yan Nanlai, Liang Pan, Shi Yu and Xin Longsheng were all like that.
However, this time, Lin Feng’s decision did arise from emotional reasons.
Xiao Yan sighed and said quietly, “This may earn the displeasure of Zhener’s mother and father. However, I hope to turn it around in the days to come. I shall make the visit personally.”
Lin Feng looked at him and laughed. He did something that he rarely did ever since Xiao Yan matured into an adult; he tapped his forehead with his knuckles and said, “There’s no need for that. You should arrange for one of your disciples as soon as possible.”
“Master…” Xiao Yan raised his head to look at Lin Feng, who waved and said, “Sometimes, we can do what we want. Just do it.”
Looking at Xiao Yan’s worried expression, Lin Feng smiled slightly and said, “The Ancients have started to show where their stance is. However, if they wish to truly establish themselves in the Divine Lands, then they will probably have to wait for the end of the next War of the Two Worlds.”
“Even if we are half a step slow, it’s fine.”
Xiao Yan fidgeted with the bottle containing the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation and said in a low voice, “With Saros accompanying us, I don’t think anything will happen on the way there. However, once we reach the Ancient Longevity World, we will…”
Lin Feng shook his head and said, “The Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation is only effective for those who have yet to form their Immortal Souls. Zhener is the ideal candidate for it. Furthermore, in the Ancient Longevity World, no one will dare to steal her stuff. As for the Great Void Sect, I don’t think the Ancients will decide their course of action so quickly.”
While the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation may earn the envy of others, Lin Feng was more concerned about the pill instructions.
Till now, no one had succeeded in deriving the pill instructions of a pill from the pill itself. If not, there would not have been so many cases of lost pill instructions.
Lin Feng knew that the greatest value of his medicine room, the Celestial Golden Pavilion, was in its ability to derive a pill instruction from a pill. It was extremely useful for pill cultivation.
Hence, even if the Ancients decided to side with the Great Void Sect and handed the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation to the Great Void Sect, it would at most create one more Immortal Soul stage cultivator.
The Qing Ning Holy Man was the top pill cultivator of the Divine Lands. Naturally, Lin Feng had heard of him. However, he also knew that he was unable to derive a pill instruction from the pill itself.
Lin Feng never dared to be absolute without enough proof. However, if the Qing Ning Holy Man did possess such an ability, then he would have been able to recover some of the lost pill instructions of his own sect.
“However, if Zhener really does manage to reach the Immortal Soul stage, the two of you will have to endure some days of separation,” said Lin Feng with a smile. Xiao Yan nodded his head understandingly.
Earlier, Xiao Zhener had mentioned to him that the teachings of the descendants of the Emperor of the Ancients would require her to do closed-door training to deepen one’s understanding of it after she reached the Immortal Soul stage. If she was successful, her powers would increase exponentially, and it would be extremely beneficial to her in the future.
However, there was a downside to it too. If she missed the window of time right after she reached the Immortal Soul stage, then there’s no effect anymore. She would have missed a great opportunity.
For example. Gu Peng, who went to the Celestial Sect of Wonders’ aid with Xiao Zhener, missed his chance. If not, he would have been able to beat the Shaoshang Swordmaster of the Mount Shu Sword Sect instead of coming to a draw with him.
Even though he missed her, Xiao Yan hoped that Xiao Zhener could further better herself.
Finally, he listened to Lin Feng’s suggestion and went back to the Inferno Precipice to prepare. When she heard that she could visit the Ancient Longevity World, Lin Tong naturally hoped that she could help Xiao Yan deliver the medicine.
However, after thinking about it for a while, Xiao Yan nevertheless instructed Lin Tong to remain on the mountain. The impact of the Origins Celestial Dragon passing the Second Tribulation was far-reaching indeed. It’s best that Lin Tong did not leave the sect.
Right after he sent his unhappy goddaughter away, Xiao Yan was just about to sit down in the quiet chamber of the Inferno Precipice when a handsome young man came before him.
The young man wore the purple robes of the Celestial Sect of Wonders which was adorned with the Taiji Diagram. On his sleeve, there was a pin that looked like a dancing fire. That was the symbol of the Inferno Precipice of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The young man stood straight and his face was solemn and serious. His gaze was piercingly-sharp and brimmed with resilience.
Xiao Yan took out the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation and after he conveyed his instructions to him, he said, “Tian Cang, as my First Disciple, please help me make this trip.”
The youth was Tang Jun, who joined the sect during the third sect-opening ceremony. While he was already in his Foundation Establishment stage when he joined the sect, the youth continued to work hard, and his improvement was rapid. He was one of the first few second-generation disciples to form his aurous core. He formed his core even before Huang Zhenting, Zhuge Wanqiu, Zhao Huan, Sun Xue’er, Yan Wuwei, Ke Jing and others who had joined the sect before him.
He was resilient, tough and decisive. However, while he was sharp, he was friendly to the other members of the sect and tough on outsiders. While he joined the sect late, he had leadership potential and Xiao Yan named him as his First Disciple very early on.
Not only did Tang Jun improve quickly, his battling abilities were the best amongst the second-generation disciples. In the past two years, he made a name for himself whenever he left the sect to go on expeditions. In the eyes of other sects, Tang Jun was an exceptional, late talent of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
He mentioned nothing about the marriage alliance to his disciple. However, Xiao Yan just told Tang Jun that he had something to do and hence, he required Tang Jun to deliver the item to the Ancient Longevity World.
Tang Jun nodded his head and said, “Don’t worry, master. I will take care of it.”
He paused for a while and then said, “If I see the Qing Ye Master, is there anything master want me to tell her?”
Qing Ye Master was the Daoist name Xiao Zhener gave herself after she formed her nascent soul. However, Lin Feng, Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao and the rest usually did not refer to her as such. Tang Jun, as a more junior disciple, had to call her by her Daoist name.
He was normally a trustworthy and serious person, but he would occasionally crack jokes. Xiao Yan’s personality was similar and hence, the two of them were very close, just like Lin Feng and Xiao Yan. In his heart, Tang Jun respected Xiao Yan. However, the occasional jokes made their interaction less stifling.
Hearing that, Xiao Yan chided, “Stupid kid, if there’s anything, I will tell her myself. Why will I need you?”
Tang Jun smiled and bade Xiao Yan farewell. Just as he was about to leave, Xiao Yan waved at him and said, “Don’t rush to leave, take these items along with you?”
Xiao Yan flicked his fingers and a black robe appeared before Tang Jun. Tang Jun took it and was slightly shocked. He said, “A Nascent Soul stage magic item? Master, when I formed my aurous core, you have already given me the Pure Yang Earth Mirror.”
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest decided to pass the Aurous Core stage and Nascent Soul items that Lin Feng had given them when they formed their aurous cores down to their disciples as a symbolic show of succession.
After Tang Jun was named the First Disciple in his Foundation Establishment stage, he obtained the Aurous Core stage magic item, the Black Cloud Flag. When he ascended into the Aurous Core stage, he obtained the Nascent Soul stage magic item, the Heaven and Earth Mirror.
Zhu Yi gave his disciple, Yang Tie, the Dragon Slaying Sabre. After he formed his aurous core, he would give him the Desolate Nine Thunder Divine Web.
Huang Zhenting from Shi Tianhao’s Wasteland Valley was even better equipped. Other than the Curse Cultivating Black Armor, he also obtained the Tiger Soul Golden Plate from Shi Tianhao. However, as the Green Bronze Crucible of Emptiness was taken back by Lin Feng. Instead, Lin Feng gave Shi Tianhao the Nascent Soul stage item, the Yellow Pavilion Sword Imprint. After Haung Zhenting formed his aurous core, he would get this item too.
Wang Lin’s Dual Polarity Circle and Cloud Elephant Seal were lost in the Void Battleground. With his subsequent rise in mastery, he no longer needed any Nascent Soul stage magic items.
If the need was there, Lin Feng could cultivate some Aurous Core stage and Nascent Soul stage items easily. However, in the name of succession, he asked Lin Feng for two more magic items.
Yue Hongyan, Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were in similar situations. For example, after Yang Qing formed his nascent soul, he passed his Space-Chopping Dagger to Zhou Yuncong. Furthermore, he had already given his Demon-Destroying Crimson Silk to Zhou Yuncong when he was in his Foundation Establishment stage.
Of course, as the Heaven and Earth Mirror, the Desolate Nine Thunder Divine Web, the Dragon-Slaying Sabre were not originally from the Celestial Sect of Wonders, they may not be the most powerful items in their tiers.
Hence, Xiao Yan and the rest used their own mana to further refine these items. Today, many of them had changed and while some kept their original names, most of them were given new names.
For example, the Heaven and Earth Mirror was further refined by Xiao Yan with the Pure Yang Primordial Fire. Hence, he changed its name to the Pure Yang Heaven and Earth Mirror. After the Anti-Celestial Sect, Xiao Yan obtained the True Torch of Kṣitigarbha. Hence, he took the mirror back from Tang Jun to turn it into the Kṣitigarbha Pure Yang Mirror and then gave it to back to him once more.
However, this sort of succession was limited to magic items only for now. This was because magic items were easy to cultivate and their powers could be changed. For magic treasures, they should be rooted in the powers of the individual abodes. It was not good to pass down magic treasures from other sects or abodes.
Even so, Tang Jun and the rest had many powerful items with them. Every First Disciple in the Celestial Sect of Wonders was relatively well-off.
The sect did not mistreat the other disciples too. The Celestial Sect of Wonders was generous to its own disciples. While their items may not be as much, it was still quite a lot and under Lin Feng’s guidance, everyone was okay with the arrangement.
In particular, it was not easy being the First Disciple. While they did obtain many goodies, they had to bear significant responsibility. Some disciples did not even dare shoulder it.
Hence, Tang Jun was slightly puzzled as he held the black robes in his hand. Even if he did help his master out, the reward should not be this extravagant.
If it was used for defense, how could a Nascent Soul stage magic item compare to a Mahayana level magic treasure, the Saros Magical Tree?