Chapter 24: A Strong Heart

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Mo Xie Looked down and saw the dark shadow which was moving under his skin. It gave him an ice cold sensation which ran all the way down his spine. What sort of nightmarish thing is this to be moving under the skin of its victim? He could feel that he no longer had control of his own body.

Mo Xie could barely move his body under the power of the shadow. He could feel that there was a man facing him and that that man was using his energy to paralyze him through the shadow but he couldn’t detect where he was or who he was. It was as if he didn’t exist.

 

“That is actually him.” Said Nan Gong Ling whose eyes were twinkling. He was stunned. He couldn’t believe that the one controlling the shadow was actually inside Mo Xie’s body. The shadow suddenly emerged from Mo Xie’s back.

 

“Mo Xie, come back.” shouted Mo Cang Lan. He was one of the Great Elders of the Yun Hai Sect, how could he not be scared of what he had just witnessed. He was already sixty years old and had a broad knowledge about the techniques of cultivators within the world and knew of many types of spirits. He knew about the origin of the shadow and exactly how dangerous this situation was.

 

“It is a shadow spirit. It’s an extremely mysterious but dangerous kind of spirit. It is said that if a Cultivator has a shadow spirit and it awakens, that Cultivator would be able to penetrate into the body of others and take complete control of the bodily functions. Some powerful spirits can even stop a person from breathing while inside them, forcing them to suffocate without being able to defend themselves. The scariest part of a shadow cultivator was the fact that once inside your body, how would you attack them without causing damage to yourself. With each attack you may cause the shadow no damage but weaken your own defenses against the shadow.

 

The shadow spirit could bring fear to even the most battle hardened cultivators. If the owner of a shadow spirit was evil and wanted to kill someone, it’d be very easy for them to do so. Nobody wanted to offend the owner of a shadow spirit no matter what their level of cultivation. Mo Cang Lan definitely did not want his family to offend a shadow cultivator.

 

Mo Xie took a few steps back while looking extremely pale. He was unable to do anything. He was so shocked by what had just happened to him, such a strong power completely consumed him.

 

“Greeting fellow cultivator, I don’t know who you are or how we can assist you, but we will try. What brings you to us?” Mo Cang Lan asked the shadow which was moving on the ground. He thought the person controlling the shadow was at the same place as the shadow.

 

“Take care of your Sect and not your own personal grudges, don’t try to see where you can take advantage of other people within the sect and the members of the Sect will be able to keep their face.” The voice echoed through the atmosphere again. With a gentle breeze, the shadow suddenly disappeared from sight completely.

 

“How terrifying.” Everyone in the crowd could feel their heart in their throat; at this point it was hard for anyone to take a breath. The Aura was so oppressive and the shadow spirit was terrifying.

 

“Who was that man? It briefly seemed like he was talking directly to the Patriarch.” Discussions could be heard all around.

 

“It must be someone who is guarding the Sect’s best interests in secret. This is why he got involved because we were giving a disciple to another sect. The great Elders of the Sect surprisingly didn’t know anything about this either. It seemed like a Yun Hai Sect had a hidden dragon.”

 

Nan Gong Ling had a wry smile on his face. There was only one person who knew to whom the shadow belonged and it was him.

 

When Nan Gong Ling thought of what he had done, he felt guilty. He weighed the pros and the cons of the different possibilities and took his position within the Sect very seriously. He always tried to do everything for the benefit of the Sect but had somehow forgotten the reputation of the Sect that time. He had worried about personal gains and losses too much, without considering the sect as a whole.

 

“Chu Zhan Peng, let’s finish for today. Please send your father my best regards.” Said Nan Gong Ling while looking at Chu Zhan Peng.

 

Finish for today?  Lin Qian was stunned. How could she leave and let Lin Feng off?

 

“Senior please…” Lin Qian said in a low voice expressing anxiety. Chu Zhan Peng then smiled and said: “Patriarch Nan Gong Ling, I came to Yun Hai Sect because I think you have many geniuses and heroic Cultivators within your sect. I really looked forward to seeing them. I don’t know who, amongst all the disciples of the Sect, wants to practice with me. We could exchange pointers and it will definitely help us both gain insights.”

 

Even if Chu Zhan Peng’s words sounded moderate and polite, he had no other choice but to talk that way. He wanted to provoke the Sect into fighting and losing face.

 

Lin Feng understood everything perfectly, it all became very clear. He understood the reason why Lin Qian and the evil looking man had come to the Yun Hai Sect.

 

“Junior Patriarch Chu Zhan Peng, you are famous throughout the country, everyone knows your name. Our disciples in the Yun Hai Sect would have to practice very hard to engage in a balanced battle with you. If there is an opportunity at some point for a fight, I would be pleased to inform you and you could return at that time”

 

“Patriarch Nan Gong Ling…”

 

“Do all of the Hao Yue Sect’s disciples hold their life in no regard? It seems you would like me to repeat myself?” said Nan Gong Ling in an extremely cold tone. Chu Zhan Peng still wanted to talk this matter over. Nan Gong Ling had already given him two hints that he wanted the two of them to leave. He had done his best not to make him lose face.

 

Maybe Chu Zhan Peng had inherent skills and abilities but he was very proud and was making the patriarch of the Yun Hai Sect lose face. The Hao Yue Sect was stronger than the Yun Hai Sect but Nan Gong Ling was older and stronger than Chu Zhan Peng. Would he really dare make the patriarch lose face within their own territory?

 

Chu Zhan Peng seemed extremely tense as he forced the words from his mouth and said, while smiling: “Alright, I will take my leave.”

 

His roc spirit flew away creating a hurricane-like wind behind. Chu Zhan Peng was holding Lin Qian as they were both riding the flying roc spirit. The hurricane-like wind created by the roc spirit was so strong that many people fell down. Everyone was confused at what had just happened.

 

“I, Chu Zhan Peng, will remember this.” The legendary bird flew away high in the sky. Those who had fallen down got back on their feet. Everyone in the crowd was feeling depressed. Chu Zhan Peng had belittled them and their sect.

 

“Lin Feng, during the annual meeting, I will kill you! Unless you plan to hide behind the Yun Hai Sect forever.” Lin Qian said.

 

Lin Feng looked at the flying roc. He had a cold smile deep within his heart. Did he need to hide in the Yun Hai Sect?

 

Nan Gong Ling looked at the crowd on the ground. He had lost face but Chu Zhan Peng was too arrogant and nobody in the Sect could confront him openly.

 

“In five years, I hope there will be someone in the Yun Hai Sect who has reached the same level on the path of Cultivation as Chu Zhan Peng.” Said Nan Gong Ling. Even if Chu Zhan Peng was one of the officials within the Xue Yue Country, that didn’t justify his arrogance. The Yun Hai Sect didn’t know how powerful the other high officials of the country were, but they knew the incredibly strong cultivation of Chu Zhan Peng.

 

“Let’s finish for today. Everybody, go back now.” Nan Gong Ling waved and told the crowd to disperse and resume training.

 

Mo Xie wasn’t moving. He was looking at Lin Feng with pure hatred filling his eyes. Of course, Lin Feng would remember Elder Mo and would take his revenge.

 

“I said we’re done for today.” Shouted Nan Gong Ling loudly to Mo Xie who was still staring at Lin Feng. His voice made Mo Xie shiver. He then left and followed Nan Gong Ling.

 

“I must be careful and pay close attention to that guy from now on.” Said Lin Feng to himself. He was so weak at this moment. He had a long way to go until he’d reach Mo Xie’s level on the path of Cultivation.

 

Lin Feng was about to leave but then heard a voice.

 

“If you want people to respect you, you have no choice but to become strong and powerful. Otherwise, you will be humiliated and even if you die, nobody will care.”

 

Lin Feng stopped. These were Nan Gong Ling’s words. Lin Feng had heard them and taken them to heart.

 

“Of course, I know.” Lin Feng said and felt a certain warmth in his heart which made him smile in his thoughts. Lin Feng was on his way to become stronger.

 

Lin Feng was sitting crossed-legged in the mountains, in a cave, meditating. The Qi of the heaven and earth turned into a white light which drowned into Lin Feng’s body and was strengthening his bones while making his flesh more resilient.

 

Cultivating and practicing. Lin Feng had been training so hard that you could clearly see his strength increasing by leaps and bounds. The Qi of heaven and earth had purified his blood and made his entire body stronger. That Qi had drowned into his body and been completely absorbed without wasting even the slightest amount. He was getting stronger with each passing moment.

 

Qi layer, this was the first level of cultivation. A cultivator had only the basics at that level. It only made your basic Qi a bit stronger. Becoming stronger was only possible by cultivating more than anyone else and training harder than everyone else.

 

Lin Feng was eager to improve his strength. He needed to become stronger than anyone. He was eager to break through to the Ling Qi layer. Only then would he be able to become an Elite disciple. Everybody would be forced to respect his power then.

 

If he managed to break through to the Ling Qi layer, his spirit would awaken. With his spirits and his mastery, he would become a fearsome opponent.

 

Exactly like Chu Zhan Peng and Lin Qian whose spirits had awakened. Chu Zhan Peng could fly high in the sky and carry people on the back of his spirit. Lin Qian could control ice and fire by using her universal spirit.

 

Lin Feng trusted that if his strength and power increased, his spirit would awaken and with his spirit he could increase his strength many times.

 

Therefore, once Han Man recovered from his injuries completely, Lin Feng would go into closed door training within one of the eight mountains and cultivate hoping to break through to the Ling Qi layer as quickly as possible. He has understood that he would need to increase his strength or he would not be respected in this world.

42 Comments

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  6. lasiefo   •  

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    mc kills/cripples the douche>douche family will want revenge>bitch is forgotten and never mentioned.

  7. kenken   •  

    Seriously I don’t get Lin Feng why he felt a certain warmth in his heart of what he say when that is the same guy who hesitate to save him and was turning a blind eye to what was happening to him Earlier if the shadow man didn’t come to his rescue and left some words before he left I’m afraid Nan Gong Ling won’t wake up from his dumb action/thought.

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  11. LightofAsura   •  

    Seriously even Chu Feng doesn’t deal with bullshit like this,he would probably have slaughtered his lin clan by now. The Chu clan actually realized what a bunch of cunts they were, these guys especially his cousins, have their moral compass so fucked up they can’t tell right from left. If he is so weak, why bother? All it does is make them look pathetic, the only thing he has over people is the fact he is the son of the head of the clan, and his brothers are too limp dick to actually grow a pair and get stronger.

    Can’t wait till he destroys that whore of a cousin, cuz we all know, even if she is gifted there is no way an asshole like the guy that has the “roc”, would accept her to be a disciple out of good will.

  12. Tasear   •  

    Many thanks for the chapter. Only one more chapter left before I become one of the many in the legion of followers!

  13. Axia   •  

    Thank you… I have to read from Chapter 1 because it is so interesting. Are we getting new chapter the next few days?

    • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

      I see you got your answer hehe
      My regular release days are Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
      I do bonus chapters each day if the queue is filled. I am more likely to do them on Monday, Tuesday & Friday though.
      Weekends I will clear donation bar if I don’t have plans. I will always sacrifice 1 day to translating if the progress bar is full. So chapters on weekend will range from 0-8 depending on the bar.
      Saturday will also be Pan Pan’s release day.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  14. mathieu   •  

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    bonne continuation

  15. Baghram   •  

    Considering how they treated Lin Feng, if I was him I’d have gotten out of there, used his newfound power to join a different (stronger) sect, train for a bit and then come knocking on their door.

    Of course you need to be strong to be respected and to have a sense of worth, but what happened to values? This Mo Xie was clearly behaving completely inappropriately and showed behaviour unfit of an elder. Lin Feng had been accused of things by someone outside of the sect and instead of finding out if those allegations were even true, they immediately drag out their own disciple and want to cast him out.

    So the school, that huge powerful organisation they want everyone to respect so much, rolls over on it’s belly simply because one person shows up on your doorstep and demands them to acquisce to his demands. What’s so respect worthy about that?

    So just leave the sect, go somewhere else, come back later and start some carnage. Then when they dare and ask ‘why’, you just say: ‘Well, now I’m the stronger one, and apparently that’s all you care about, so tit for tat I suppose.’ Most people in that sect are douchebags who kill other people at a whim anyway, just spare his friends and Chu Feng the rest.

    • Ravime   •  

      completely agree dude

  16. Katherin   •  

    Thanks

  17. Aman   •  

    thanks for the chapter

  18. Tatsu-kun   •  

    Thnks for the chapter dude !! 🙂 😀
    dual awakening is coming !!

  19. ZaX   •  

    Twin spirits, twin awakening. Can’t wait. Thanks for the chapter

  20. Midori   •  

    Thanks—!
    Yeah, get stronger, lin feng—!

  21. abyssdarkfire   •  

    Now he owes two girls a major ads kicking his cousin and the archer

  22. Lyra Aryan   •  

    thank you for the chapter

  23. Qwerty   •  

    Thanks for the translation

  24. thatGuyundertheTruck   •  

    thank you so much for the chapter 😀

  25. DMR   •  

    Thanks for the translation… hope he teaches his cousin fear and regret… and slaughters his uncles…

  26. Jacob K.   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!

    I guess that was the Ancestor? Or something equivalent. Lucky, for another shadow spirit to be a senior in the sect.

    • YunChe123   •  

      “The old man wearing the black cloak protected the Precipice of the Abyss, which was a sacred place for the Yun Hai Sect. Even though few people knew he existed, the Patriarch of the Sect Nan Gong Ling, when he saw this elder he would bow out of respect.” – Chapter 20

      So Im guessing it was the elder who knows Lin Feng beat the drum 8 times and passed the Precipice of the Abyss test that came to his rescue.

  27. Patrick   •  

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  28. OhDine   •  

    So awesome!

    Thank you for all of these chapters.

  29. leonardo   •  

    Obrigado

  30. Axia   •  

    Thank you 🙂

  31. ghost   •  

    Thanks for the chapter and also for not being evil!! =D

  32. verysaneinthebrain   •  

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  33. Ravime   •  

    i couldn’t tell by this chapter but i hope he doesn’t give a shit about his pathetic sect

    • DMR   •  

      It isn’t that simple. To be valued by the sect, you actually need to earn it… as far as the elders knew, he hasn’t earned it…

      But if he becomes a true disciple of the sect, then he’d probably care… right now, it’s just similar to having a name of the sect rather than truly being a part of it….

      • Ravime   •  

        well he’s still a disciple of the sect tho and they were just going to cut off his arm, destroy his cultivation, and then give him to his annoying cousin to probably be tortured and killed. I wouldn’t want to let that sect have my talents even if my talent was horrible

        • Red-Baron   •  

          Well, he was mainly looking to those above the elder who he definitely will have his revenge against. He noted that if someone didn’t act he would leave, as someone from the sect acted and the patriarch also admitted some wrong, he stays I guess.

          Thanks a lot to sponsors and translator for these chapters. I really enjoy this story and can’t wait to see him gain another leap of strength.

          • Iknow   •  

            Do you even read carefully on the previous chapter? He did not say that if someone didn’t act he would leave. He said it to Nan Gong Ling(patriarch) only since he pretty much can decide his fate there. So, by his own words. He should be leaving the sect and not put the sect in his heart. Since, the Patriarch didn’t act to protect him. I guess it’s one of the protectors(pretty obvious) who protected him since they know his worth and talent. I hope that he breaks into Ling Qi layer first then take advantage of the martial skills book in the pavilion then abandon the sect. But probably it won’t happen…judging by this chapter.

  34. Anon   •  

    yeah.. no cliff
    Thanks for chapter

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