Regular chapter #9
Edited by Fluphy
Many people were looking at Lin Feng with murderous expressions in their eyes, especially the members of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue. Chu Zhan Peng and Luo Xue’s faces were filled with killing intent.
Duan Tian Lang’s facial expression looked piercingly cold.
Duan Tian Lang didn’t look as graceful and elegant as in the past. His hair wasn’t black anymore, it had turned white, he looked miserable and lonely. It seemed like he had become much older in the short span of time. However, his eyes looked the same as before, they looked evil and much colder, so cold that that coldness was piercing to the bones.
Duan Tian Lang’s cultivation had also increased!
When Lin Feng saw Duan Tian Lang’s eyes, he also guessed that he hadn’t been wasting his time in self pity, his cultivation and dangerous aura had clearly increased.
Lin Feng didn’t know that after he killed Duan Han, Duan Tian Lang’s hair had turned pure white and he completely lost his interest in the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue. He dedicated his entire time to cultivating. He was looking forward to meeting Lin Feng again in order to kill him, he was expecting the day when he would be able to avenge his son’s death.
Lin Feng just said that Duan Tian Lang didn’t know how to educate cultivators properly which made Duan Tian Lang release a stream of deadly Qi. That deadly Qi destabilized the bamboo raft which Lin Feng was aboard, it cause the water of the lake to grow uneasy.
“Lin Feng, you will soon regret everything that you have done. Soon you will kneel down in front of me!” Said Chu Zhan Peng sounding detached. He looked like he thought he was an emperor standing above the rest of the world. How long would Lin Feng continue smiling?
“Two years ago, you came to the Yun Hai Sect, you wanted to kill me, back then you were already one of the eight high-officials, and I was only a weakling of the Qi layer, even then, I wasn’t afraid of you and wouldn’t kneel before you. Now, two years have passed and I have long since left the Qi layer, during this time I have broke through the Ling Qi layer and advanced all the way to the second Xuan Qi layer but you, you are barely stronger than you were back then, how pitiful! The worst thing is that you actually seem pleased with yourself… On top of that, you think that now you are finally strong enough to make me kneel in front of you, it’s both sad and amusing at the same time.” Joked Lin Feng which astonished everyone present. Chu Zhan Peng and Lin Feng had known each other for two years and they had been at odds ever since. Back then, Chu Zhan Peng was already one of the eight high-officials and Lin Feng was only at the Qi layer… Back then, in Chu Zhan Peng’s eyes, Lin Feng was only an insignificant insect, a nobody.
“Two years? From the Qi layer to the second Xuan Qi layer? What amazing natural abilities.” Thought the crowd while sighing. Lin Feng used to be much weaker than everyone present… And now he had becoming the most dazzling cultivator in Xue Yue.
In comparison with Lin Feng, Chu Zhan Peng had really progressed at a snail’s pace, but it was clear to everybody that the higher a person cultivated, the harder it was to improve. At high cultivation levels, breaking through to the next layer was extremely difficult.
“Brother, it seems like his cultivation speed is even faster than yours.” Said the girl on Ling Tian’s side at that moment while smiling radiantly which made an extreme coldness invade Ling Tian’s face. He groaned coldly and said: “So what? Even if his cultivation speed is good, he has only broken through to the second Xuan Qi layer, that’s all. I destroyed his statue in Yangzhou City and I can destroy him anytime if I wanted to.”
“Of course, you have broken through to the third Xuan Qi layer and your sword is as fast as lightning, you could easily kill him.” Said the young girl while smiling which made Ling Tian’s facial expression look slightly better. While looking proud of himself, Ling Tian replied: “That’s obvious, yes.”
But at that moment, Ling Tian was thinking something to the contrary: “He killed twelve cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer a short time ago… And three of them had broken through to the third Xuan Qi layer… None of them was able to escape with their life… They were slaughtered like chickens. His battle ability cannot be underestimated, it’s monstrous. If he doesn’t offend me, I will not go out of my way to offend him.”
Even though Ling Tian was arrogant and proud, he wasn’t stupid. If he wanted to kill twelve cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer, he could but it would still require a strenuous effort. However, Lin Feng managed to do it, it was quite clear from that how strong he was.
The young girl looked pensive.
“Brother, you have broken through to the third Xuan Qi layer and Lin Feng has broken through to the second Xuan Qi layer… However, he is much stronger than some cultivators of the third Xuan Qi layer, if you fight against him, it might be an extremely difficult battle. Maybe by relying on your extremely quick sword, you could win, but it would be a costly victory. The best option would be for you and him to not fight each other.” Thought the young girl. When she had heard that Lin Feng had killed twelve cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer, she was extremely surprised by the event. She wouldn’t have thought that the insignificant marquis of Yangzhou City was so strong.
Chu Zhan Peng’s facial expression looked ice-cold, and he then said while fixedly staring at Lin Feng: “You will regret everything.”
“Hmph.” Lin Feng gave a cold smile then just ignored Chu Zhan Peng. He raised his head and looked at the people on the banks of the lake.
“Duan Ren City, my name is Yun Fei Yang!”
At that moment, far away in the distance, a silhouette appeared. That person was flying through the sky.
That person was as fast as an illusion!
“Even though I haven’t received an invitation letter, I think the geniuses of Xue Yue and I can learn from each other, don’t blame me!” That person’s voice filled the atmosphere. They then immediately entered the black fog without anything to protect themselves at all! While that person was moving through the black fog, the black fog started to move in an insane way and opened itself allowing that person move through it. Yun Fei Yang could easily move through the middle of the barrier.
“He hasn’t received an invitation letter?!” The crowd was astonished. Immediately after, they looked at the throne above the water. Didn’t he say that he hadn’t forgotten anybody in the entire country? That Yun Fei Yang was monstrously strong though!
“Since you have the necessary strength, you can.” Said the king sounding natural and unrestrained.
“Duan Ren City!” Lin Feng was astonished. He hadn’t heard news of Duan Ren City in a very long time. The city he had set on fire surprisingly gave birth to a genius?!
Lin Feng then looked at that person. Yun Fei Yang’s voice sounded heroic, his smile looked natural and unrestrained, his entire body looked like it contained the strength of a thousand mountains. He also looked like he had more hidden cards than what he was showing. Had that person really come from the border of Xue Yue? Or did he come from the other side of the border? Was he a foreigner?
“The oil lamp will go out soon.” Said a voice coming from the direction of the throne. Lin Feng and Meng Qing glanced at each other while smiling. Immediately after, their bodies rose up into the air and they moved towards the black fog.
But Lin Feng didn’t use his strength to break through the black fog, he just floated high into the sky and then slowly moved inside the barrier through the hole in the top, he calmly flew over the fog and over the top of black barrier and landed inside. Duan Feng didn’t follow him, even though he had received an invitation letter, he was convinced that it wasn’t the right time to expose his strength. He just wanted to observe them.
When the crowd saw Lin Feng’s actions, they were speechless. Lin Feng didn’t go through the black fog and simply flew into the hole at the top, was that allowed?
The crowd was speechless. The black fog was surrounding the black barrier, everybody knew that they could enter the barrier from the hole in the top of the circle, but nobody had dared to do that. It was competition for geniuses, wasn’t that method too simple? Wasn’t it too humiliating? The king had even said that the poisonous black fog was surrounding the black barrier so it would prevent many people from reaching it, but if everybody just flew over the top of it like Lin Feng, then couldn’t everyone reach the inside of the black barrier?
Lin Feng didn’t care, he didn’t think the same way as the others, he didn’t need to waste his strength on the black barrier creating a majestic show when there was a path already open.
Lin Feng moved like a shadow, he was extremely quick, that was already an evidence of how strong he was.
Following Yun Fei Yang, Lin Feng and Meng Qing then moved inside the black barrier. Inside, the black fog, there were thirty-two people. The weakest were at the first Xuan Qi layer, but there were only a few of them.
Some of the strongest ones had broken through to the third or fourth Xuan Qi layer. Such high natural abilities and cultivation in young people was rare, to the extent that many senior cultivators weren’t even been able to reach that level. On top of that, amongst those people, none of them were older than thirty years old.
“Time’s up.” Said king at that moment while raising his head. Immediately after, he rose into the air, the entire crowd was in front of him and he said: “Everybody come to the edge of the black fog.”
“Huh?” Everybody was surprised, he wanted them to move to the edge of the black fog, what did he mean?
But they had no right to be disobedient, so they all moved towards the edge of the black fog forming a big arch around the black fog.
“Those who have received an invitation letter can be considered as the geniuses of Xue Yue, they can remain cool-headed even when their lives are threatened. They are tenacious and have an incredible determination. They are considered authentically strong cultivators because of these qualities. Nobody is allowed to move!” Said the king slowly. The crowd frowned, nobody was allowed to move? What did he intend to do?
At that moment, the nine dragons moving over the water started spinning at full speed, they raised their heads and chanted loudly.
The black fog then started rolling through the atmosphere, the Qi of the black barrier also started undulating in an insane way, it turned into a storm. Besides, the king moved his hands and the black poison seemed to condense.
The black poisonous Qi started to block the moonlight, it was blotting out the sky and covering up the earth. Then, it moved towards the crowd and enveloped them. In a flash, everybody was swallowed by the black fog.