Chapter 217: The Mysteries of Cultivation

 

Here is Wednesday’s regular release.

Editted by Fluphy

 

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When Lin Feng heard the expression “piece of trash”, he raised his head and saw that both girls were looking at him with different looks than before, it made him feel exasperated.

 

In the world of cultivation, those who were not strong would only be thrown away. However, some people, even though they thought that way, didn’t show what they thought to other people, which was much better than how Zi Yi was behaving.

 

“Zi Ling, let’s kick him out of the carriage.” said Zi Yi in a cold and detached way. She sounded calm and unscrupulous. At that moment, she only thought about the fact that the person she was looking at was a piece of trash, even though he was handsome.

 

“Are you not a soldier? How come you don’t practice cultivation? Haven’t you at least, broken through to the Qi layer?” asked Zi Ling while looking at Lin Feng. She was looking at him with a strange look.

 

“I was injured and now it seems like I don’t have the slightest bit of strength.” said Lin Feng while shaking his head. He wasn’t going to get angry because of Zi Yi’s words. Lin Feng had just gone through war. He had gone through a great deal of horrible things and seen oceans of blood flowing on the battlefield. His heart had matured and he realized that his previous actions were childish. His temperament had evolved, it would now be difficult for him to be affected by the words of others.

 

“Oh.” said Zi Ling while nodding. She was looking at Lin Feng while looking pensive as if she was thinking about a solution for Lin Feng.

 

“Zi Ling, if the people of the mountain village know that we have a piece of trash inside the carriage, they will make fun of us and laugh, let’s kick him out, ok?” said Zi Yi again. She really had no manners, talking about Lin Feng to his face. A piece of trash was nothing to them, so she didn’t need to speak in a tactful way, even if he felt humiliated, it did not matter.

 

“Zi Yi, sister, meeting him was fate, there is no need to be so heartless and cruel.” said Zi Ling while shaking her head and then said: “Lin Feng, I will allow you to act as my servant. You will be under my care and you can enter our mountain village.”

 

“Servant?” Lin Feng was astonished. Become her slave?

 

In his heart, he was smiling wryly, he wouldn’t have thought that he would be forced into servitude like that but he was still within the borders of Mo Yue while unable to absorb pure Qi. He had no cultivation. If he ventured alone, he would probably encounter a dangerous situation, therefore, it was better for him to act as a servant.

 

If he regained his strength, who would dare treat him like a servant?

 

Lin Feng slightly nodded and didn’t express his opinion.

 

“Very good, then it is settled.” said Zi Ling while smiling. Zi Yi remained silent while shaking her head.

 

The Zi Wei Mountain Village was surrounded by mountains. It was a quiet and beautiful place. It was situated in the north of Mo Yue. It was a place of great influence and it belonged to the Zi Clan.

 

It was said that the strongest cultivator of the Zi Clan was at the Xuan Qi layer. Besides, the Zi Clan was extremely old, even older than the Mo Yue Country. However, as time passed, its influenced declined.

 

Zi Ling was the eldest daughter of the Zi Wei Mountain Village Clan. Zi Yi had been adopted and raised by Zi Ling’s father. Therefore, in the Zi Wei Mountain Village, Zi Ling had more authority than Zi Yi which is why even though Zi Yi wanted to make Lin Feng leave the carriage, if Zi Ling didn’t accept, Zi Yi had no choice but to accept it.

 

The Zi Wei Mountain Village was extremely vast. The place where Zi Ling lived was picturesque, clear water and green gardens. It was surrounded by a huge garden and emerald bamboo trees. It looked particularly peaceful.

 

At this moment, Lin Feng was holding a broom and was sweeping the courtyard of the garden. However, he wasn’t paying attention to the ground at all, he was lost in his own thoughts.

 

He was able to sense the pure Qi of heaven and earth, his perception was even clearer and more distinct than before but he was still unable to absorb it and make it penetrate his body. That strange condition was troubling him so much that his heart started to race as he thought about it.

 

A single leaf was floating on the wind. Lin Feng looked at that leaf and could distinctly perceive where it was going and where it would land on the ground.

 

Lin Feng grabbed the broom with his left hand and raised his right hand, like a sword, he moved it towards the leaf in an attempt to cut it. Even though there was no pure Qi and no sword energy, his hand still moved like a sword with incredible strength.

 

However, when Lin Feng’s hand got close to the leaf, it just moved away and continued floating through the air. He couldn’t touch it and couldn’t catch it. It would move away from him every time. Lin Feng could only slice through the air, but not cut the leaf.

 

“I cannot cut it!” Lin Feng was a bit surprised. The leaf fell onto the ground. A tree leaf was simple but Lin Feng couldn’t touch it. Even though the position of the leaf was perfectly clear in his mind, he was unable to predict its next movements. If he tried to touch the leaf, its trajectory would change.

 

If Lin Feng could control pure Qi, it would have been very easy for him to cut a leaf but at that moment, even though his hand was still like a sword, he was unable to cut the leaf.

 

“Even though I am fused with my sword, it seems that it’s not enough as if something is missing.” whispered Lin Feng. Even though he was, indeed, stronger than before, Lin Feng had the impression he was in front of a locked door and was only single step away from unlocking it.

 

He was in a complex situation and if he didn’t take the next step, he wouldn’t be able to absorb pure Qi.

 

“I remember on the day when I became stronger, my bones had been broken, my internal organs were severely wounded, my determination had allowed me to make battle energy, sword energy, and ice energy fuse altogether. Like that, I had transformed into a sharp sword, what I was thinking about at that moment was my sword more than the energy attack, I had managed to carry out sword fusion. My determination is what played the decisive role in me becoming stronger.” whispered Lin Feng trying to recall the moment when he gained his strength.

 

“I managed to carry out my sword fusion by relying on my spirit, on the first layer of my celestial spirit. It helped become physically stronger and become more aware of the world surrounding me. My spirit enabled me to understand my sword in a much greater detail and allowed me to fuse with my sword. It seems like amongst all the things I understood, there is something that I am missing, as if I do not yet have the requirements to use my current strength.” thought Lin Feng while his heart was pounding as if he had just received a glimpse of enlightenment. His spirit was extremely strong and had enabled him to become stronger and reach this unique situation. However, it seemed like that without using the power of his spirit, he wasn’t strong enough to use the power. Therefore, because of his special condition, he was unable to absorb pure Qi.

 

“I use battle energy, ice energy, sword energy, and fuse them together as a sword. It’s not battle energy and it’s not ice energy.”

 

“Even though it is a leaf, it follows the force of the wind without being cut, could I make the energy of heaven and earth fuse with the leaf?” Lin Feng was holding the broom and was lost in thought. He was standing in the huge garden facing the bamboo forest while remaining completely motionless.

 

A middle-aged man and Zi Yi stopped walking when they saw Lin Feng in the garden.

 

“Father, this is the piece of trash that we came across last time. Zi Ling insisted on him coming to the village mountain, to let him take care of the garden and let him live here.” explained Zi Yi to the middle-aged man while looking at Lin Feng.

 

At that moment, the middle-aged man was fixedly staring at Lin Feng looking pensive.

 

“Father, don’t you want to kick him out?” said Zi Yi when she saw that the middle-aged man remained silent.

 

“Stop talking.” said the middle-aged man while staring at Lin Feng. Lin Feng was standing there remaining motionless but dust was flowing around him as if there was a vortex created around Lin Feng.

 

It was very subtle, it was impossible to notice it without paying extreme attention.

 

Zi Yi glanced at Lin Feng and didn’t know what her father was looking at. Her eyes were filled with disdain and then she didn’t look at Lin Feng again, a piece of trash wasn’t worth her attention.

 

“Father, I’m going to call Zi Ling.” said Zi Yi to the middle-aged man. Her father ignored her. She shook her head and moved towards the house in the middle of the garden.

 

After she left, something strange happened. The vortex surrounding Lin Feng was becoming faster and more violent. Besides, Lin Feng had a marvelous expression on his face. At that moment, Lin Feng, seemed to be fusing with heaven and earth. The middle-aged man was amazed.

87 Comments

  1. Notorious BIG   •  

    Yes 1st I am pzzzzzz

  2. TonyChoppeRR   •  

    so fast thank you sir!!

  3. Parth   •  

    naturally when the annoying girl leaves, he shows off.

    • Ratatoskr   •  

      Of course. If that little prick knows she wouldn’t insult him. And if she don’t insult him, how would lin feng get to make her lose face in the future.

  4. tnoy   •  

    thanks can’t wait for next chapter

  5. kad   •  

    oh i am 2nd thxs for the chapter

  6. odyssey   •  

    more!!!!! but thanks for the chpt

  7. David   •  

    THE CLIFF )#*$)#@*#@

  8. TonyChoppeRR   •  

    more please more !!! im going to go insane because of this chapter >,<

  9. Takatathien   •  

    “He had gone through a great deal of horrible things and seen oceans of blood flowing on the battlefield. His heart had matured and he realized that his previous actions were childish. His temperament had evolved, it would now be difficult for him to be affected by the words of others.”

    Sure…. Although I really hope he would become more mature, however he is a Xanxia MC, there is no way that he is not a bit hot blood. Heck, even Tang Sang (Daulou Dalu) and Cheng Chang Sang (Way of Choices) MC who is well known for their calm demeanor are also hot blood. So yeah, he would be back to Justice Feng if the situation is against him.

    • Seink   •  

      So you think that he, an 18 years old guy, should get angry at the words of a 10 years old brat? xD
      If that were to happen, he wouldnt be hot blooded, he would be childish ;p

      Thanks for the translation!

  10. TatsR   •  

    Good i hope at least the author don`t drag this for a bunch of chapters…

  11. zack   •  

    moreeee plzzz thx for the chap

  12. Cao Cao smith   •  

    Thank you for the release

  13. Ergho   •  

    Nice chapter haha

  14. Kenken   •  

    Thnx for the chapter

  15. DMR   •  

    Thanks for the chapter XD

    So now he’s leveled up further XD

  16. harry   •  

    I am confused…. as far as I remember lin feng was not chasing after the princess alone. wtf happened to them ,they all just upped and disappeared and he fought alone while rescuing the princess.

    • sumboooooddyy   •  

      yes thank you! i’ve been sitting here thinking the same thing. also i assume meng qing would have been following him everywhere

      • harry   •  

        right?? its like the author suddenly decided to scrap them for plot without giving any reason whatsoever.

      • harry   •  

        but the story indicates that he was alone during the fight while rescusing the princess and after that but also say he was with a group while chasing

    • learntoread   •  

      reread the chapters before he walked away. it explains everything. the translator puts in the effort to translate this novel and all you have to do is to read. dont just skip parts of the story and complain. the douche first prince and the general are buttbuddies and they colluded with Mo You to kidnap the princess. so lin feng left after discovering this. since it was all bs, he just walked away. he either assumed the princess knew about it, or he just didn’t care since her brother betrayed him, and she doesn’t need his protection anymore. after his breakthrough, he went through philosophical xianxia mombojombo and lost his power. now he will meditate and power up again. u understand?

      • harry   •  

        pretty clear about that part. the part i have confusion is regarding his companions. read chap 212 once ,”They continued to chase them for a few hours” ,this line is clearly there and this is the chapter that is confusing me.

      • harry   •  

        “Lin Feng, as well as the group following him, also passed through the passageway of the Duan Ren Border smoothly.” this line is also there in the same chapter ,so i think it is u who need to learn to read
        as a matter of fact my question has always been about his companions that were in one instance with him and in the next just disappeared and nothing to do with the conspiracy that occurred during the battle.

        • Yeah...   •  

          Well it’s pretty obvious they split up, there really is no need to mention it, unless there was some specific reason for their split. The author usually only explains the relevant things happening around the MC, and doesn’t split perspective. I imagine he skipped saying all of that because it’d only serve to interrupt the flow and isn’t really crucial to the story. I mean if you try to satisfy every critic out there your story will be filled with nothing but explanations of explanations. Leaving out insignificant details people can think themselves to, that may be explained at point where it matters more. Isn’t really bad storytelling. I mean we could get an explanation later on, that is better than, “He then split from his companions in the hectic battle…”. Or maybe we won’t! who knows. But I don’t really see why things as simple as that can’t be left to our imagination, they aren’t explicitly relevant to the plot. I mean it’s not like we get all the details of the plot either, we just get bits and pieces. Some of the most relevant parts being explained later on. And I only remember the eye color of two characters. Not even sure if anyone else had any explained. So yeah, in short some things can be left out… Really…

    • Boon   •  

      He was the only one who grabbed a horse to follow.

    • Seink   •  

      I think he was together with other elite soldiers up until the moment he saw the princess surrounded by those soldiers. Then he, alone, chased the princess until his stolen horse dies from overworking itself. Why he went alone only god knows, maybe the others were buying time for him, clearing the way or just had other objectives ;p)

    • Lei Tian Huang   •  

      Meng Qing is there you just don’t know it. She is so strong that nobody good see through her technique. After all during a part of the story even Lin Feng didn’t know she was following him even with his spirit power.

  17. Gohankuten   •  

    Why does it feel like the chapter is shorter than normal? You sure the raw wasn’t missing something towards the end?

    • GaYoung   •  

      Happens pretty normally. As a novel progresses the shorter the chapters it seems.

      • ravelord   •  

        Not really normal

        • michaely5   •  

          not super uncommon, and, even more so, the chapters feel shorter as you’re more involved in the novel

  18. 123isme   •  

    ty. gotta wait til he gets back his cultivation -.-

  19. Shinn154   •  

    Thanks Again ^^…can’t wait for more.

  20. ZaX   •  

    At least he realized he was childish before. Bit late with all those enemies he made. Thanks for the chapter.

  21. Replay   •  

    ohhh a plot NPC!!!!!!

  22. Jwalker   •  

    I was lost in where he was found by the 2 girls, he just took of like that after saving the princess? didnt even think of the people he left behind,like his xuan xi girlfriend and the others?? hmm well i guess there are reasons the author did that..

    • odyssey   •  

      he virtually a “crippled” atm behind enemy lines so he has to lay low and take protection where he can get it til he figure out what has stripped him of his abilities/power

      • Jwalker   •  

        hm? from what i read he only discovered that he was “crippled” when he woke up in the carriage.. correct me if im wrong..

        • hue   •  

          He fainted midway when he left the princess so he probably didn’t reach his planned destination and was picked up by the mo yue girls

  23. Wanderer   •  

    The base of this character was to act on his judgement and emotion. Maturing is good but if it fundamentally changes one of the more interesting things about him, that sucks. Secondly the fact that he allowed himself to be a slave no matter the position he was in just ruined who he was. The fact thay he did not bend or submit to anyone is one of the main points that makes his character so interesting. Being submissive if even for survival goes against who he is supposed to be. Author had the MC do a 180.

    • Diedonetw   •  

      Why wouldn’t he take the chance to peacefully regain his power while working around for a bit? And he used the expression slave where he would be just a measly servant
      (probably referring to himself as a slave in a figurative way of having to listen and do chores for other people) , and as you can imagine there is a fine line between servant and a slave but obviously some people can’t see it. He didn’t need to care about their snobbish remarks as they meant nothing to him and that’s that. Lin Feng would just use them and than part his way with them without any further care. I bet he couldn’t care any less about the snobbish little kid, and the big sister saved him after all. But yes, let’s instead be rude for no reason to a person who’d take you in when you need help and is willing to give you a place to stay again for no reason when you don’t have any. In my eyes he’s not submitting in any way he’s just going with the flow as he has no reason not to do so. Or you want him to lash out at a 10 year old girl or what? Even if he did, might makes right(a fact that is fully embedded into Lin Feng) and he had no Qi at this moment, so why even bother? You just saw the word slave and had to bitch about it didn’t you?!

      • Noctum   •  

        I totally agree with you Diedonetw.

    • Uregano   •  

      I think the big thing the author tried to stress is that when Zi Ling asked him to come in as a servant she did as a good natured person, not out of spite as Zi Yi would have done. I think she knew he was powerful based on how little his reaction towards their strength/status was and acknowledged that he was injured in battle and needed to recover. Obviously he flared when the slave term was brought up but judged that she actually cared for his well being and didn’t seek to degrade him.

  24. Arua   •  

    Chu Feng/Lin Feng/ Zi Ling… author is a MGA fan I guess.

    • ShrimpSamurai   •  

      They are the Tom, Dick and Harry of China

    • ekekee   •  

      What makes you think it’s not the other way around? PMG is completed while MGA is still ongoing novel~

  25. Harcoo_jarco   •  

    I wonder why I am getting Bleach flashbacks….

    On a better note!

    THANK YOU FOR THE CHAPTER!!!!!

  26. Spencer C   •  

    Pls 1-2 more chapters today! I can’t bear to see lin Feng line ichigo after he lost his powers :(. Thanks for the chapters

  27. Cptconk   •  

    Hurry up slave before I have to sleep I want to see more. 🙂

  28. Mr. White   •  

    thanks! dang it that clify is killin mee!

  29. Mel   •  

    Oh come on! cliffs! Cliffs everwhere! 🙁

  30. ambi   •  

    Thanks for the chapter notsaneinthebrain and Fluphy!

  31. a   •  

    oi oi what the hell is this?wth happened to princess :S

  32. RalphieW   •  

    Chapters are too short, i wish i had found this novel 5 years from now, It would probably be all translated and i wouldn’t have to live through this torture.

    • Lei Tian Huang   •  

      Well you would probably still have to wait since you would finish the chapters really fast. XD

  33. XxKryptXx   •  

    i guess his qi is now too high for his cultivation level. its pure qi so maybe he needs to reach xuan qi layer to use it (even though he used it before. maybe its an even higher qi)

  34. SnowyFeffe   •  

    Thanx for the chapter but what the heck us going on with Lin Feng?

  35. Warez   •  

    Ty vm cliff hanger ^_-

  36. Ruki   •  

    Hmm? Wait, I thought the little girl is the one who’s nice to him not the older one? Their age got reversed?
    On the raws, Zi Ling(紫灵) is calling Zi Yi(紫衣) as Zi Yi-jiejie(紫衣姐姐)-jiejie is like -neesan on japanese honorofic for older sister。

    Oh well maybe its just me being confused with my little chinese knowledge. Forget it xD

    Thanks for the chapter anyway! XD

    • Seink   •  

      So its the 10 years old that is nice and the older one that is ….?
      If that is so, their personalities seem to be opposite of their age XD

      • Ruki   •  

        Not really. XD Take Na Lan Feng and Lin Qian. They look down on those weaker than them and flatter those stronger to gain benefits.

        And I can say as one who read ahead(part raw part mtl, so I can’t claim that I really understand what happened xD). Being the younger girl who’s not nice to Lin Feng would not be appropriate on what will happen on next few chapters

        • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

          True, but considering they were both going in the first place. So I do not think the author was too concerned about that. However you are constantly playing guess who with the sisters in the upcoming chapters.

      • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

        Well this is actually a mistake from the author in the raws, he confuses the sisters a few times throughout the chapters. I had to read ahead to confirm Zi Ling was the older one.

        • Ruki   •  

          Maybe it really was just the author’s mistake. It just confused me because there are few instances where the author wrote that Zi Yi is same age of Lin Feng.

          I’ll just reread again to clear this confusion xD

  37. Voydom   •  

    What a twist, what a lovely twist 🙂 Thank you for the chapters.

  38. pocscz06   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!

  39. niax   •  

    Princess? Princess who?

    The loss of qi and the whole thing with getting picked up by the girls to become a servant really came out of left field.

  40. Zero   •  

    So where’s Meng Qing she follows him everytime in secrete…

    • Zero   •  

      ps: Thanks for the chapters Jenny!

    • Seink   •  

      Following him and laughing her head off XD
      Just kidding ;p
      No idea XD

  41. Potato   •  

    Whyyyyyyyyyy , the hunger for more. the emptiness of my wallet. Thank You for all your hard work. I began this journey with you, and I swear to the god of potatoes we shall finish this journey together.

  42. Nefilium   •  

    Thanks for the chapters!

  43. chronos5884   •  

    Thanks for the chapter! I find myself surprisingly impatient now.

  44. Shaun   •  

    Someone donate the translator a million dollars so she can translate this arc at breakneck speed.

  45. Lei Tian Huang   •  

    How does one change there avatar? Pls tell me as I dislike this mouth covered yellow triangle. ☆♧◇♤
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    [₩]
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    • Lei Tian Huang   •  

      Dammit that didn’t go well

  46. The indomitable ⛄   •  

    Ohh the cliffs… Why did I throw myself off you… Am I the only one Thinking the father will try to set Lin Feng up with his daughter?

  47. IAMNOTCTHULHU   •  

    … And here I though I was cruel for eating the children in front of parents… This cliff made me cry more then the parents…

  48. deadNormane   •  

    so who ist the nice girl ? the older one or the younger one?which on ist adopted?
    from my undestanding the older one is the nice girl while the younger one is the bitch and adopted

  49. Gundam vega   •  

    “If he ventured alone, he would probably encounter a dangerous situation, therefore, it was better for him to act as a servant.” – good stuff. fuck all talks about dignity, honor, courage and other stuff that author liked to say i previous 200 chapters.

    it’s like first time Lin Feng thought about consequences.

    • Marcelius Everchrist   •  

      Guess the war made him wise

  50. shrykos   •  

    Thanks for the chapter.

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