Chapter 972: The Last Pure-Blooded White Tiger
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Tang Jun held the Nascent Soul stage black robe and felt slightly strange. However, Xiao Yan quickly explained, “After I formed my Immortal Soul, I will have to open another abode outside of Mount Yujing. Your second uncle, third uncle and little uncle must do the same thing. After your other uncles formed their Immortal Soul, they too must do it. This a rule your grandmaster had set.”
“It’s too early to speak of it now. However, if I want to open another abode, I have to find the best blessed spot. This is not something I can do immediately, but you should at least be informed.”
Tang Jun nodded his head understandingly.
When Xiao Yan opened another abode, he would have to take on more responsibilities.
Essentially, whenever Xiao Yan go to the other abode, Tang Jun must remain on top of the Inferno Precipice on Mount Yujing as its gatekeeper. If Xiao Yan decided to stay on Mount Yujing, then Tang Jun had to take care of his master’s affairs in the other abode.
It’s the same for Huang Zhenting and the rest.
When Xiao Yan saw that he understood, he nodded his head and said, “Your other uncles and I will be giving you lot more and more pressure. Naturally, we have to ensure that you are capable of handling these responsibilities too. Hence, we decided to specially cultivate a magic item for our First Disciples. Furthermore, the magic items we have cultivated for our First Disciples shall the same.”
Tang Jun nodded his head to indicate that he understood. He was the First Disciple of the second generation. There would be First Disciples of the third and fourth generations too.
Xiao Yan pointed at the black robe and said, “This magic item is known as the Pure Yang Daoist Robe and is formed from the cultivation of the Pure Yang Primordial Fire. He who wears it shall control the primordial fires better. When an enemy attack, it shall spew out Pure Yang Primordial Fire as a defensive measure. Not only could it protect you, it could also injure the enemy.”
“Other than that, I will give you another item, the Grand Sun Crown. It is formed from the Grand Sun Primordial Fire and it’s a Nascent Soul stage magic item. It’s mainly used for offense. However, I still need to further refine this item and I shall only give it to you upon your return.”
Tang Jun knew that with Xiao Yan’s cultivation, if he needed to ‘further refine’ an item, the item was surely worth the wait.
While Tang Jun was curious how did the pure white Pure Yang Primordial Fire form a pure black robe, he did not ask about it. When he saw the black robe his master wore over his purple robes, the answer came to him.
However, when he thought about it carefully, Tang Jun’s normally calm state of mind was slightly rattled too.
He was only in his Beginner Aurous Core stage. Including the Grand Sun Crown, he would have three Nascent Soul stage items. Across the lands, very few Nascent Soul stage cultivators possessed this many items. He appeared to be armed to the teeth.
Xiao Yan swept him with his gaze and asked, “Are you happy?”
Tang Jun looked at his master and replied truthfully, “Yes, master.”
Xiao Yan then smiled and said, “What an honest lad, when I was at your stage, I did not have this many items.”
Here, Xiao Yan started to laugh. Today, the resources of the Celestial Sect of Wonders could not be compared to their founding days. In terms of both material and non-material resources, the Celestial Sect of Wonders was better in every single way.
However, they still had to be judicious with their resources. They could not possibly arm every single one of their successive disciples like how Xiao Yan armed Tang un.
“Just like what master said, heavy responsibilities make a man,” sighed Xiao Yan. Then, he looked at Tang Jun and said quietly, “Don’t be too happy. Regardless whether it’s the Pure Yang Daoist Robe or the Grand Sun Crown, you must use these items properly so as to not waste them.”
Tang Jun was touched. Xiao Yan evidently did not want him to just use these items for battling.
After thinking about it for a while, Tang Jun said seriously, “Please don’t worry, master. I will do my best and I won’t disappoint you.”
The richer one becomes, the more likely he will get robbed. The better one’s environment was, the more one needed to improve his training, will, mastery and mindset. If not, he will be like a lamb for slaughter for others.
For a tiger to be given wings, he must be worthy as a ‘tiger’ first. Only then could we talk about the wings.
Xiao Yan nodded his head satisfactorily and said, “It’s good that you understand. Go and find Saros, he will bring you to the Ancient Longevity World.”
After Saros brought Tang Jun away from the mountain, Lin Feng did not pay any more attention to it. Instead, his focused his attention on the White Tiger Grand Sage. Without the suppression of the Saros Magical Tree, Lin Feng had to act himself as he tried to find out about the gateway into the Starry Sea.
The White Tiger Grand Sage was severely injured, and he had yet to recover. All he could do now was to await interrogation.
This demon was arrogant and tough. Now that he was in Lin Feng’s hands, he did not speak a single word. He knew that resistance was futile and hence, he would not humiliate himself by submitting to Lin Feng.
Lin Feng stared at him and said plainly, “I don’t intend to torture you. However, I must be clear on something. I must take the gate to the Starry Sea from you. If you don’t hand it over yourself, then you will surely be in for a lot of pain.”
The White Tiger Grand Sage shut his eyes and said nothing.
Lin Feng shook his head and pointed with his finger. The White Tiger Grand Sage’s mouth was forced open.
In his enormous mouth, one could see the twinkling of stars. It was like an entrance to a world full of stars.
Lin Feng closed his palms and he started to use his Two Elements Origins-Returning Mystic World Spell. The spell enveloped the White Tiger Grand Sage as it slowly pried the gate away from the White Tiger Grand Sage.
The White Tiger Grand Sage was immobilized by the Two Elements Origins-Returning Mystic World Spell and he could not move. All he could do was to endure the power of the mana. He knew that the subsequent process would be more painful than death from a thousand cuts.
At least death by a thousand cuts had a fixed number of ‘cuts’. The situation before the White Tiger Grand Sage appeared to be endless. It would only stop when Lin Feng pried the gate to the Starry Sea away from him.
Lin Feng looked at the White Tiger Grand Sage and heaved his shoulders. He had no interest in torturing others for information nor did he have the time. However, if the White Tiger Grand Sage did not cooperate, that was the only matter.
Of course, there was a simpler way, which was to kill him straightaway.
“There are very few pure-blooded White Tigers and hence, I shall spare you,” Lin Feng paused and said. Then, he said in a low voice, “However, this method is painful indeed and you are a tough nut to crack. I admire that. If you want a painless death first, I can allow that. Decide for yourself.”
The White Tiger Grand Sage fell silent for a while before he said, “I’ll give you the gate to the Starry Sea.”
“So quickly?” Lin Feng stared at him and his gaze flashed as he asked, “Do you have kids?”
The White Tiger Grand Sage scoffed and said nothing. Lin Feng then asked, “Do you have any elders?”
The White Tiger Grand Sage was still silent. Lin Feng said in shocked voice, “Wow, you are the last pure-blooded White Tiger?”
It was impossible that the White Tiger Grand Sage had not reproduced a single time till now. However, the pure-blooded White Tiger could only have a single offspring. After he had one kid, he could only reproduce again when that single kid dies.
For various reasons, the many kids of the White Tiger Grand Sage all perished. Of course, he could continue to reproduce with other demons. However, since his last closed-door training to cross the tribulation, he had no such plan. It was pure bad luck that the Golden Cicada requested his presence when he went after Lin Feng that time.
Normally speaking, demons prioritized reproduction. It was likely that the White Tiger Grand Sage planned on reproducing after he had completed his closed-door training. However, as he neglected it just that one time, he made an almost irreversible mistake.
In another time and place, the White Tiger Grand Sage would resist to the end. Even if Lin Feng would eventually take away his gate to the Starry Sea, he would not submit to Lin Feng.
However, he now had to consider that the price of his resistance was either imprisonment or execution. This could make his kind go extinct.
He did not fear death in battle because he knew that more one feared death, the quicker death would come. However, after he was captured by Lin Feng, he had to consider the issue of his succession.
He looked at Lin Feng and said, “The gate to the Starry Sea is merged with my true form. Even if I cooperate with you and help you to extract it, it will take quite some time.”
Lin Feng said quietly, “I know that. If you are willing to cooperate, I will definitely not make it hard for you. However, you must know that since you cooperated with the Golden Cicada to plot against me, you will still be punished. While I won’t kill, I will not allow you to leave so easily even after you handed the gate to the Starry Sea over.”
The White Tiger Grand Sage fell silent. Naturally, he knew that regardless whether he cooperated or not, the gate to the Starry Sea would end up in Lin Feng’s hand. Resistance was futile.
He fell silent for a long while before he said in a low voice, “I need to reproduce.”
Lin Feng said, “You settle the issue of your mate. I can allow you to return to the Barren Expanse. However, you better don’t do anything against my interest.”
The White Tiger Grand Sage sighed. Even if he had a kid, his descendant would likely fall under the control of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, at least for the immediate future.
However, that’s for him to worry about later. Before that, he needed to cooperate with Lin Feng and hand over the gate to the Starry Sea.
With the cooperation of the White Tiger Grand Sage, it was much easier to obtain the gate to the Starry Sea, even though it was still a rather long process.
As he felt the aura of the starlight from the gate to the Starry Sea, Lin Feng thought, “The Ancient Desolate Galaxy, otherwise known as the Starry Sea, is one of the Grand Celestial Seven Seas. It is truly unique. Amongst the 6 gates into it, I only know the location of 4 of them. Where are the other two?”
“If the Hades Tribe has one, where is the other?”
Due to the uniqueness of the gate to the Starry Sea, it was likely that the last owner was as low-profile as the White Tiger Grand Sage.
In the next few days, other than extracting the gate to the Starry Sea from the White Tiger Grand Sage, Lin Feng continued to train his disciples. Time passed quickly.
After a while, Tang Jun and the Saros Magical Tree returned. The result of their trip was not bad.