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At the moment Lin Feng arrived at the Celestial Academy, two pieces of information reached the ears of the elites. Rich and powerful people in the Imperial City liked to gather information.
The first thing was that Lin Feng, on Wen Ren Yan and Duan Yu’s wedding day, had killed Wen Ren Yan and Duan Lie. He was extremely audacious. Everybody knew about the events that occurred.
The second thing was that Liu Cang Lan had almost been executed, but was saved thanks to Lin Feng, and he was now back in the imperial city.
Of course, not many people knew about these things. Only those who had a high social status were able to receive the information.
Liu Cang Lan had almost been executed by Duan Tian Lang, but Lin Feng arrived at the most crucial moment and saved Liu Cang Lan; however, Liu Cang Lan’s cultivation had been sealed. Besides, the mutual hatred that Liu Cang Lan and Duan Tian Lang shared was endless.
Duan Tian Lang’s son, Duan Han, had died because of it.
Even though Duan Tian Lang created false charges against Liu Cang Lan and was at the origin of a conspiracy, he couldn’t control his hatred for Liu Cang Lan and Lin Feng. It was clear that if he had the chance to kill Lin Feng and Liu Cang Lan, he wouldn’t hesitate.
Under such circumstances, Liu Cang Lan surprisingly wasn’t scared of coming back to the Imperial City. Wasn’t he scared of dying?
This information was spreading behind the scenes, silently and secretly; it was extremely dangerous.
Many people wanted to put Lin Feng in a fatal position. Besides, this time, he had killed Duan Lie, which was one of the worst offenses possible. Lin Feng had given people an excuse to get rid of him.
Lin Feng knew nothing about that. At that moment, he had come back to the Celestial Academy.
At that moment, he was in the palace, which hosted the living quarters, and there were many familiar faces: Jing Yun, Yi Xue, Duan Feng, Yuan Shan… They were all there. After Lin Feng left, they had stayed at the Celestial Academy, enhancing their cultivation. Besides, because Lin Feng hadn’t been there, they hadn’t invited anyone else because nobody was as strong as Lin Feng. Besides, Wen Ao Xue also came by once in a while.
These peoples’ cultivations increased very quickly.
Jing Yun had already broken through to the third Ling Qi layer, Yu Shan to the fifth Ling Qi layer, and then Duan Feng, who was the fastest amongst them. Duan Feng had become much more mature than back on the road. He had surprisingly already broken through to the sixth Ling Qi layer. He had extremely high natural talent, which greatly shocked Lin Feng.
Duan Feng had progressed way too quickly. Maybe it was due to the strength of his blood spirit. Duan Feng’s body was filled with extremely strong blood vessels; therefore, his natural talent was also extraordinary.
When Lin Feng saw those few old friends, he felt a little bit relieved. In the past, these people wanted to follow him, but he had refused. They had stayed at the academy, which turned out to be very beneficial.
They were still very young; they were not extremely strong. Calmly staying at the academy to practice was obviously the best thing for them.
But considering the level they had reached while Lin Feng was away, they could start going outside to practice. Above the third Ling Qi layer, a cultivator wasn’t considered as weak anymore, especially when it came to such young people with elevated backgrounds.
“Brother, Lin Feng, what is your cultivation level?” asked Duan Feng with impatience flashing in his eyes.
Lin Feng had accomplished great things in Xue Yue, so he was probably extremely strong already. He had maybe broken through to the Xuan Qi layer!
When Duan Feng asked Lin Feng that question, everybody started impatiently staring at Lin Feng.
“Young Master must have broken through to the Xuan Qi layer.” said Yi Xue.
“I’m not very far from breaking through to the Xuan Qi layer.” nodded Lin Feng. He could already feel that his cultivation level reached the very peak of the Ling Qi layer. Breaking through to the Xuan Qi layer would happen at the right moment.
Lin Feng was convinced that he was going to break through to the Xuan Qi layer very soon.
When the crowd heard Lin Feng’s confirmation, they were stupefied. As expected, they had guessed right. Lin Feng was soon going to break through to the Xuan Qi layer. His natural talent was monstrous.
Jing Yun had known Lin Feng for a while already, and no matter what Lin Feng did, she wasn’t surprised much anymore. With Lin Feng, it seemed like miracles were a common occurrence.
But Yuan Shan didn’t remain indifferent. The muscles on his face were twitching. That guy had monstrous natural talent!
Lin Feng had only broken through to the third Ling Qi layer when he had joined the academy. He had progressed step by step, and at that moment was only one step away from the Xuan Qi layer.
How mighty did the words “Xuan Qi Layer” sound? For Lin Feng, it was like a dream.
Lin Feng had dreamed of breaking through to the Xuan Qi layer for a long time.
In the past, a disciple had broken through to the Xuan Qi layer at the Celestial Academy, but they were much older than Lin Feng and didn’t have the same talent as him.
Apart from him, nobody else could rival Lin Feng in the entire academy. The second ranked disciple, Qiong Bi Luo, couldn’t compete with Lin Feng either.
“Hahahahahaha…….” At that moment, a loud laugh rolled through the atmosphere and pierced through their ears. Yuan Shan was in shock.
“What a strong Qi! Could it be that someone else has broken through to the Xuan Qi layer?”
Yuan Shan was stupefied. In a short time, after having broken through to the Xuan Qi layer, a person’s Qi would become monstrously strong. Besides, the powerful Qi fell onto the academy again.
“Let’s go and see.”
Lin Feng could clearly sense that the Qi was strong. Leaving the Ling Qi layer and breaking through to the Xuan Qi layer was like penetrating into a completely different world.
They left the room and went to the central cultivation tower. That loud laugh had come from the central cultivation tower.
At that moment, Lin Feng wasn’t the only who was going to see what was going on there. People were equally coming from all directions and walking towards the central cultivation tower.
At the top of the cultivation tower, there was a silhouette, and a strong wind was blowing around them, which made them look majestic.
Looking at the person’s body, a vast quantity of pure Qi was orbiting it. It was dazzling to the eyes. That was exactly the symbol of a cultivator who had just broken through to the Xuan Qi layer.
“Qiong Bi Luo has advanced!”
The crowd was shaking. The second ranked student of the academy, Qiong Bi Luo, had followed his senior’s steps and was the second person to break through to the Xuan Qi layer. It was incredibly majestic.
“It seems like the modern geniuses of Xue Yue are all starting to rise.”
The crowd had the impression that they were in a dream. The Celestial Academy had another genius. Besides, in the Imperial City of Xue Yue, many people had also broken through to the Xuan Qi layer. These all represented a potential strength for Xue Yue in the future. Cultivators at the Xuan Qi Layer all had unique skills which made them remarkable.
People firmly believed the rumors that a new era would start because of the Xue Yu Competition.
That era would be called the “Era of the Geniuses.” There would be an endless quantity of geniuses who would constantly surpass other geniuses, becoming unparalleled geniuses. The only words which could describe such an event were: the Era of the Geniuses.