Chapter 208 – Travels
Zhao Feng walked out of his courtyard and met up with Yang Gan.
Not having seen the latter in half a month, Yang Gan’s aura was without a doubt stronger. His 6th Sky Ascended realm cultivation meant that he was the Head disciple.
Yang Gan was also inspecting Zhao Feng at the same time. Although the latter hadn’t increased in cultivation, his aura had become more queer, so much that even he himself couldn’t see through it.
Yang Gan didn’t dare to underestimate this junior brother of his. Ever since the trial had ended, First Elder had placed great importance of Zhao Feng and Zhao Feng’s strength was unbelievably strong, almost sweeping all of Hai Yun Master’s disciples that day.
Soon, the two saw First Elder.
“Feng’er, your aura is a bit weird.” First Elder said meekly.
“Master, during the mission, I got a mental energy skill and I was infected by something but I believe that I’ll be able to get rid of it soon.” Zhao Feng didn’t hide the small details.
He had been hit by a mysterious skill of the skeleton and he had a bad feeling attached to him.
Even now, the feeling hadn’t faded away and although he could find traces of it with his left eye, he wasn’t able to get rid of it.
Zhao Feng didn’t know that this was a ‘Ghost Mark’ set by a Division Leader and it would usually fade only after 3 years.
Of course, Zhao Feng had a high possibility of solving it himself since his progress in mental energy was increasing rapidly.
“Let me see.”
First Elder used his Spiritual Vision to envelope and scan through Zhao Feng’s body.
The latter didn’t resist and he only circulated his bloodline power to block off his left eye.
His bloodline power was hidden in his blood and true force. If one didn’t want to reveal it, it was hard to find. Furthermore, Zhao Feng wasn’t worried that First Elder would find his bloodline power, at most, he would find his talent in mental energy only.
“It seems like a mental energy mark but it’s more complex, as if you’ve been marked by someone.” First Elder murmured.
However, even someone as strong as First Elder wasn’t able to get rid of it.
“The person’s cultivation has probably reached the ‘True Lord Realm’ and mental energy isn’t my forte. The people from the Ancient Shrine might be able to get rid of it, but they won’t do it easily.”
First Elder’s eyebrows furrowed, as if knowing the trouble it could cause.
“True Lord Rank? That’s far too terrifying! No one’s ever reached that rank in the Thirteen Clans in the past several hundred years!” Yang Gan was shocked.
The True Spirit Realm was split into three ranks: True Human, True Mystic and True Lord.
Right now, no Elder had even reached the True Mystic Rank yet.
The True Lord Rank was the pinnacle in the Northern Continent and those that were at that rank had the title of ‘True Lord’.
Zhao Feng was also moved, First Elder was only at the peak of the True Human Rank and the other Elders were at the early or late stages of the True Human Rank.
“Feng’er, you’ve got to be careful. I don’t know what the person’s intent is. After the Alliance Banquet, I’ll ask the Ancient Shrine for help.” First Elder sighed.
“Master, relax. You don’t need to find the Ancient Shrine, I believe I can take care of it myself.” Zhao Feng said confidently, but neither First Elder nor Yang Gan believed him.
True Lord Rank, that was the pinnacle of existence. Any one of them could control limitless lives and topple the heavens.
The difference between the True Human Rank and True Lord Rank was like the 1st Sky of the Ascended Realm and the 7th Sky.
An hour later.
First Elder took the two to the Central Division.
Hai Yun Master and Bei Moi were already present.
Apart from that Granny Liuyue was also there. She was responsible for pill making and medicine.
The Three Elders and three Core disciples were all present.
Zhao Feng’s expression changed slightly as his gaze landed on Bei Moi. In just half a month’s time, this guy had managed to reach the 5th Sky.
When they fought last time, Bei Moi was only at the peak 4th Sky.
Such progress indeed confirmed his talent.
What Zhao Feng didn’t know that after he had almost beat all the disciples of Hai Yun Master, Bei Moi had started to crazily increase his cultivation.
Only through competition was one able to improve and create miracles.
If there wasn’t Zhao Feng, Bei Moi wouldn’t be able to squeeze out his potential this fast. At the same time, if there wasn’t Bei Moi, Zhao Feng might not be able to reach his current situation.
Even Head disciple Yang Gan felt pressured. Bei Moi was someone who had received an Inheritance and he had now reached the 5th Sky, meaning that he poised a threat towards him.
The people attending the Three Clan Party had been formed.
Head disciples, Yang Gan, 6th Sky.
Core disciple, Bei Moi, 5th Sky.
Core disciple, Zhao Feng, 4th Sky.
“Get ready to leave.”
First Elder waved his hand and the screech of an eagle could be heard. A giant golden eagle flew through the air. Its wings sent waves of wind.
“This is the Golden Ashen Giant Eagle?”
Zhao Feng started to inspect it.
The Golden Ashen Giant Eagle had wings that spanned seven to eight yards and could cover a small garden. It was easily able to carry ten people.
In terms of strength, the Golden Ashen Giant Eagle was comparable to the 7th Sky of the Ascended realm, but in terms of pure speed, it could even exceed normal cultivators at the True Spirit Realm. After all, those at the True Spirit Realm could only fly for short periods of time.
First Elder led the group of people onto the Eagle’s back.
The little thieving cat suddenly appeared and started to curiously inspect its surroundings.
When Zhao Feng and the little thieving cat stepped onto the eagles back, the latter trembled slightly and revealed a sign of fear.
First Elder and Hai Yun Master both felt it. The former stroked the Golden Ashen Giant Eagle, which made the latter conquer the fear. On the other hand, Hai Yun Master’s gaze became more and more fiery as he stared at the little thieving cat.
The Golden Ashen Giant Eagle contained traces of ancient bloodline and it was the strongest animal of the Broken Moon Clan. And an existence like this feared the little thieving cat.
Of course, Hai Yun Master didn’t realise that Zhao Feng and the little thieving cat both stepped on at the same time and it was unknown whether the eagle was scared of the former or latter or both.
But Hai Yun Master had ignored Zhao Feng’s existence.
The eyes of the little thieving cat rolled as it agilely flipped in the air and landed on Hai Yun Master’s shoulder.
Zhao Feng and co. all paused.
Hai Yun Master was first surprised, but then he was overjoyed. Could the little thieving cat also know that the stronger one was, the better they were?
The Golden Ashen Giant Eagle flapped its wings, causing a storm of golden wind and then flew up into the sky.
Zhao Feng stood on top of the eagle’s back and surveyed the mountains and rivers below.
A year ago, when he was still in the Zhao family, could he have imagined that this was the him a year later?
One day, I shall use my own power and travel through this mysterious continent.
The little thieving cat seemed to get on well with Hai Yun Master and the latter was overflowing with happiness. Once he had a good relationship with the cat, Zhao Feng wouldn’t be able to decline him if he was to offer something in exchange for the cat.
Zhao Feng didn’t mind, the little thieving cat had too high a standard and it was unlikely to follow Hai Yun Master. It was probably planning something.
Hai Yun Master was overjoyed and he fed all his Spiritual pills to the little thieving cat.
Feeling full, the little thieving cat nodded its head in satisfaction and jumped back onto Zhao Feng’s shoulder while revealing a mocking smile at the same time.
The smile on Hai Yun Master’s face froze – that cat came only to steal some food!
Another while later.
“My jade pendant!”
Hai Yun Master’s expression changed as he searched his own body.
“What’s wrong, Brother Hai Yun?”
First Elder and Granny Liuyue looked over.
“I had a ‘Jade Heart Pendant’ on me with the ability to suppress the Heart Demon, but now it’s gone! That’s it! It must be that cat when it came near me.”
Hai Yun Master’s gaze narrowed as he pointed at the little thieving cat.
How was this possible?
Everyone on the eagles back felt that this was unbelievable. The little thieving cat was only the size of a palm, how could it have stolen the Elder’s jade pendant? Furthermore, how could he of the True Spirit Realm not feel anything when it got stolen?
The little thieving cat stood on Zhao Feng’s shoulder and it shook its head continuously with an innocent expression. Even its eyes started to get wet, gaining the sympathy of everyone else.
But Hai Yun Master and his disciple didn’t believe it.
“It must be the cat.” Bei Moi said confidently – he knew how crafty the cat was.
Zhao Feng shook his head helplessly: “If Hai Yun Master doesn’t believe it, then you can search my interspatial bracelet.”
The little thieving cat shook its head and waved its paws, showing that it didn’t want to.
“Hmph, as I thought… ”
Hai Yun Master walked over towards Zhao Feng.
“Eh… Hai Yun Master, the cat means that what if you don’t find anything? Are you humiliating the dignity of a cat?”
Zhao Feng could only help ‘translate” it.
The little thieving cat was his pet after all and therefore, he knew what the cat thought.
Hai Yun Master felt a bit troublesome, Zhao Feng was First Elder’s disciple and if he did search Zhao Feng and find the jade pendant, it was ok. But what if he didn’t? Isn’t that slapping First Elder’s face?
“How about if I find it, the cat will belong to me? But if I don’t find it I’ll give you 100 low grade Primal Crystal Stones and some cat food?” Hai Yun Master said.
One hundred low grade Primal Crystal Stones?
Everyone was slightly moved, this was the same as ten thousand sub-standard Primal Crystal Stones, it was not a small sum.
Zhao Feng exchanged glances with the little thieving cat and he nodded his head.
A while later.
Hai Yun Master handed over one hundred Primal Crystal Stones and he moved to the side with a dim expression.
The little thieving cat revealed a victorious smile and waved its paws at Zhao Feng.
“Ok ok! We’ll split it 50-50.”
Hearing this, everyone almost fainted.
Hai Yun Master and Bei Moi both had ugly expressions and didn’t say anything else on the journey there.