Ch117 – Fighting Over Cultivation Methods
Translated by: DMlations/Zryuu
Edited by: Romana
Lin Xuanzhi pulled out a scroll that was hidden in an obscure corner. It was already covered with dust, “Let’s take this scroll out ba.”
Yan Tianhen took a look at it and immediately revealed a joyous expression, “This is a scroll explaining the general situation of the Nine Lands’ cultivation method system! Dage, this book isn’t easy to find ah.”
Lin Xuanzhi nodded, “As for the cultivation method for cultivating alchemy, I’ll find one for you after we leave this place.”
Yan Tianhen nodded and said, unconcerned, “We’ll do whatever Dage thinks is best.”
In any case, he wasn’t very enthusiastic about alchemy. It doesn’t matter much to him if he were to practice it a day sooner or a day later. What’s more, the Lin family doesn’t have a good collection of alchemy manuals.
Lin Xuanzhi took the scroll and was about to look for Lin Yan to ask if he had found a manual he wanted when he heard some clamouring at the adjacent bookshelf.
Lin Yan was pinching one corner of a scroll with one hand. He raised his eyebrow and looked at Lin Xuanzhi, who had was pressing down on the scroll with an entire hand, “I say, young man, everything abides by the principle of ‘first come, first served’. Clearly, I was the one who found this《Burning Sky Palm》first, and even had it in my hands. How thick must your skin be to directly come over to snatch it from me?”
Because of the strong appeal of the Lin family’s strongest primary-level fire elemental cultivation method — Burning Sky Palm — even the Lin Zezhi who had always pretended to be a sanctimonious person couldn’t maintain his usual disguise.
Lin Zezhi smiled coldly, “Today, I came just for this《Burning Sky Palm》. If you know what’s good for you, then you’ll withdraw of your own accord. Otherwise, once we’re out of this pavillion, your peaceful days will be over.”
Lin Yan’s face turned ashen, “What I, Lin Yan, hate the most is being threatened by others.”
“Oh really?” Lin Zezhi narrowed his eyes and said in a voice filled with threat, “But that is the truth. My foundation in the Lin family’s main branch is far superior than your background. The Lin family’s magic treasure for the Hundred Families’ Gathering this time still depends on my mother, who’s already a teal soul Fifth stage craftsman. Do you think the Lin family will offend me just for someone like you?”
Lin Yan was about to explode from anger. He really wanted to beat up Lin Zezhi on the spot and teach him a good lesson. But, he wasn’t a fool. Of course he knew that Lin Zezhi dared to say all that because he really would execute it.
Lin Yan didn’t want to cause trouble, so he uttered a tsk and loosened his grip, “You can treat this item as a reward from Young Master me.”
When Lin Zezhi saw that the cultivation method had landed in his hands, a joyful glint flashed through his eyes.
Before he entered the pavillion, he had already received Third Elder’s hint that he must get his hands on this《Burning Sky Palm》. After all, for someone with a fire elemental spiritual root, the 《Burning Sky Palm》is the most suitable manual for them. Moreover, it was the highest level primary level cultivation method that was the easiest to cultivate.
Lin Zezhi kept the Burning Sky Palm and said proudly to Lin Yan, “Lin Yan, the most you can do is talk, huh.”
“That’s still much better than a baby like you who cries for your mommy even though you’re already in your twenties.” Lin Yan ridiculed.
Lin Zezhi’s face turned slightly cold and glared at Lin Yan threateningly, “Get rid of your crass mouth. Sooner or later, I’ll let you have a taste of my strength with this Burning Sky Palm.”
“Wow, I was so frightened I almost died! I’m soooo scared now~” Lin Yan reacted in a very exaggerated manner, yet he couldn’t stop rolling his eyes while doing so.
Lin Xuanzhi nodded, “That truly is a huge grievance for me. I didn’t expect that the Lin family wouldn’t even have a craftsman’s cultivation method, our family’s really not up to par with the rest. I’ll suggest to the head another day, that when craftsmans’ cultivation manuals appear in the auction house, that he definitely has to buy it by any means at any cost.”
Lin Zezhi was almost dumbstruck by how shameless Lin Xuanzhi was.
Craftsman and alchemist manuals, even the lowest level ones, were secrets that weren’t circulated. They often costed hundreds of thousands of gold, and he didn’t expect that Lin Xuanzhi would boast so shamelessly about getting the family to fork out this sum of money.
Lin Zezhi only wanted to say ‘You’re so shameless.’
However, when he saw that Lin Xuanzhi’s expression hadn’t change the slightest bit and still remained as calm as ever, he couldn’t utter a single word.
Lin Xuanzhi probably thought that the entire family revolved around him, so it was only natural for his needs to be prioritized ba.
Lin Zezhi uttered a disdainful snort, then became the first to leave the Cultivation Method Pavillion with his《Burning Sky Palm》in hand.
Immediately afterwards, the other Lin family pupils found the cultivation methods they liked one after another, leaving in succession.
WIthin the Cultivation Method Pavillion, only three people were left — Lin Xuanzhi, Yan Tianhen and Lin Yan.
Lin Yan looked bored stiff as he chose a cultivation method in low spirits.
Yan Tianhen walked over and followed him, “Yanyan, do you have any cultivation method you like?”
Lin Yan felt a bit upset as he said, “It wasn’t easy for me to choose one that was suitable for me, but I didn’t expect that it would be snatched by Lin Zezhi just like that. Ai, a small cabbage without parents is destined to get bullied by others.”
Yan Tianhen rubbed his nose and patted Lin Yan’s shoulders. “Don’t be sad. My Dage and I will choose a good one for you.”
Lin Yan sighed again, “I’ve already looked through the cultivation methods here. Aside from that primary-level top grade cultivation method, there isn’t another one that has caught my eye. I might as well continue cultivating my current《Breathing Fire Palm》.
Yet Lin Xuanzhi said lightly, “Are you sure there aren’t anymore?”
Lin Yan cast a glance at Lin Xuanzhi. His line of sight fell upon the last and tallest bookshelf, then he shrugged, “There is one. But that profound-level high grade cultivation method is the manual for fire elemental spiritual roots –《Burning Heart Secrets》. But, you understand.”
Lin Xuanzhi shook his head, “That’s not necessarily true.”
Lin Yan was stunned, and his eyes immediately lit up, “Does Xuanzhi Ge have a special way to obtain it?”
“It’s not easy to find a special way of obtaining it. But, I can break through to the first layer of my Foundation Stage and try to get it out.” Lin Xuanzhi said calmly.
Lin Yan, “…..”
He was completely dumbstruck. Was it possible to say something like ‘break through to the first layer of my Foundation Stage’ in such a calm tone as if he was talking about the weather?!
Are you kidding me?
Lin Xuanzhi cast a glance at Lin Yan, “Set up a protective veil for me with Ah Hen. If someone comes in, don’t let them disturb me.”
Before Lin Yan could react and was still stranded in an enigmatic state, Lin Xuanzhi had already found a corner to sit down cross-legged. There were a few forged stones in front of him used for crafting, then he fished out a few more materials used for crafting from his storage bag. Clearly, he looked like he was about to start crafting!
Lin Yan, “……”
He rubbed his eyes in disbelief, then said to the Yan Tianhen beside him, “Your Dage isn’t joking?”
Yan Tianhen looked at Lin Xuanzhi as he nodded, “My Dage has never joked around when it comes to such matters.”
Lin Yan arduously gulped, “We only have about 2 hours left, aren’t you worried that he’ll fail?”
Yan Tianhen shook his head. “My Dage has never failed before.”
Lin Yan, “……”
Where exactly did this kind of mysterious confidence come from?
Outsider the door.
Although Lin Zezhi and the rest had already picked the cultivation method they liked a long time ago, none of them left straight away.
After registration, these few people stood outside to wait for the last few inside to see their selection.
After all, they not only wanted to be familiar with their own situation, but to also know their opponents inside out. Even if it was someone from the same family, they would still inevitably be competitors.
Lin Yurou looked at Lin Yufan and asked, “Jiejie, what cultivation method did you choose?”
Lin Yufan glanced at her with an apathetic expression, “What I choose seems to have nothing to do with you.”
Lin Yurou’s expression changed slightly. She said a bit awkwardly, “I just wanted to care about you a little, I didn’t mean anything else by that.”
Lin Yufan sneered, “You don’t need to scout me out. After all, I’ve already far surpassed you. No matter what, you will never be my opponent. Also, our spiritual roots are different, so the cultivation method I chose won’t be suitable for you. You don’t need to care about it so much.”
Lin Yurou bit her lower lip and her face flushed red with shame. Her eyes welled up with tears and she looked like she had suffered the biggest grievance of her life.
Lin Yaer frowned and walked over, “Yufan, we’re all sisters in the same family, why talk to her like that?”
Lin Yufan said indifferently, “Yaer Tangjie, this doesn’t amount to much. I was just telling the truth.”
Lin Yurou said, upset, “I know Jiejie doesn’t like me because of your misunderstanding towards my mother. But Father has always said that we’re biological sisters of the same branch, so we should love and encourage each other. And we should also share what we have with each other.”
“Yeah, since our childhood, whatever belonged to you was yours, and whatever belonged to me was also yours.” Lin Yufan revealed a sarcastic smile.
Lin Yurou’s expression changed slightly and she said with much unease, “Jiejie must be joking.”
Lin Yufan ignored her. Whether or not it was a joke was something that she should know best.
When Lin Yaer saw this, she stopped talking.
However, everyone present could tell that Lin Yufan and Lin Yurou didn’t have a very good relationship.
And from Lin Yufan’s words, it could be inferred that Lin Ruhai and his second wife didn’t treat Lin Yufan very well either.
Nevertheless, it was more than enough to know who was at odds with whom. No one would be so senseless as to interfere with other people’s family matters.
After a short moment, Lin Zezhi was the first one to get impatient.
He frowned and strode towards the Cultivation Method Pavillion that had its doors shut tight, “Don’t tell me those three inside went blind from choosing their manuals? What does it mean for them to not come out even after such a long time has passed?”
Lin Dong got very impatient too, “They’re really such country bumpkins who haven’t seen enough of the world.”
The edges of Lin Yaer’s lips curved up, “But I would really like to see what kind of good item they would pick.”
Lin Dong looked at Lin Zezhi, “No matter how good the cultivation method they pick is, it won’t be better than Zezhi’s《Burning Sky Palm》.That’s the only primary-level top-grade cultivation method in there.”
After he spoke, several pairs of envious eyes cast glances on Lin Zezhi.
Lin Zezhi smiled, and said without being complacent while also pretending to be modest, “That’s just because I was lucky. There were so many cultivation manuals in there, but I didn’t expect to see this one at first glance. I guess I have quite the affinity with《Burning Sky Palm》ba.”
Lin Cheng looked askance at Lin Zezhi and thought with much disdain, he’s really quite shameless. He obviously snatched that manual from Lin Yan.
Lin Cheng was from a side branch that was the most distant from the main bloodline, aside from Lin Yan. When he came to the Lin family’s main mansion before, he was often met with contempt, so he felt a natural sense of closeness to Lin Yan and couldn’t help but empathise with him.
Lin Dong ha always fawned over Lin Zezhi. He revealed a slightly flattering smile on his face, “Zezhi Tangxiong, with that Burning Sky Palm, you should be able to break through the shackles of your seventh layer and become a Foundation Stage cultivator soon ba?”
Lin Zezhi laughed with a lot of confidence and said proudly, “If I were to stay in the cultivation room for a full two months, it definitely wouldn’t be a problem to break through the shackles of my seventh layer.”