Chapter 413: The Era
The Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue was built two years ago and hadn’t yet managed to attract the masses of geniuses the way it had anticipated.
The Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue was built in the hopes to entice the entire country of Xue Yue, it was built for the purpose of becoming one of the most influential powers of influence in Xue Yue. Even though it had seized some of the most outstanding disciples from the larger sects, the number of them who were able to become famous in the Imperial City could be counted on one hand.
Besides, the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue was continuously humiliated by Lin Feng, whom they hadn’t been able to kill when they destroyed the Yun Hai Sect. That tiny little disciple of the Yun Hai Sect had greatly impacted their reputation, especially in the Imperial City. Astonishing news about Lin Feng’s great accomplishments continued to spread through the city. At the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue, nobody had been able to create such a buzz in the Imperial City.
Of course, the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue wasn’t the only group who were overshadowed. No matter who you asked, if one person had to be chosen as the most astonishing person in the entire country, the only name you would hear would be Lin Feng.
He had set an entire city on fire to kill the army from Mo Yue and crush their invasion. He crossed into the enemy country to rescue the princess, he encircled the Imperial City and rescued Liu Cang Lan from receiving the death penalty for false crimes. He also killed Duan Tian Lang’s son, Duan Han, as Duan Tian Lang watched on. Then, he killed countless powerful members of the Wan Shou Sect in the Nine-Dragon Mountain Chain and at the Celestial Academy, each and every single one of his battles were breathtaking. There were also many things which the people didn’t know about, for example, in Celestial River, he had defeated the Blademaster Leng Yue and killed Bing Yuan, he easily dealt with a number of strong opponents in Celestial river, but nobody knew about those things in the Imperial City.
In two years, Lin Feng had created a storm wherever he went, nobody could compare to him. In the Imperial City, everybody knew his name.
Lin Feng was only eighteen years old and was one of the most famous names in the entire country.
The Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue, like the Celestial Academy created its own cultivation towers, they even created them on a larger scale to be grander and more magnificent than those of the academy.
At that moment, at the foot of one of the cultivation towers, was Lin Qian. She was wearing a bright red dress and looked very thin. She raised her head and looked to the top floor of the cultivation tower, she looked extremely sad and desolate.
Two years had passed since she joined the academy. She could vaguely remember what happened two years ago when Chu Zhan Peng went to the Yun Hai Sect. Back then, she used to be high-spirited and vigorous, she had an ice and fire spirit and Chu Zhan Peng had fallen for her, she used to think about how wonderful her future was going to be.
But at that moment, her dreams didn’t become a reality. It seemed like her destiny and Lin Feng’s destiny were both flipped upside down. Lin Feng had suddenly started rising to prominence and accomplishing many great things. He had been, step by step, walking down the path of a legendary cultivator. When he revealed himself at the annual meeting of the Lin Clan in Yangzhou City, he had already displayed his magnificence and at the same time, Lin Qian had lost her splendour.
Then, a year ago, Lin Feng obtained his own army and gained Yangzhou City as a fief. Lin Feng and his troops had magnificently stormed into Yangzhou City and swept away all obstacles that stood in his way. Lin Feng was high-spirited, vigorous and dynamic. He quickly became the head of the local government in Yangzhou City and had obtained the name of Chi Xie Marquis. However, Lin Qian was only able to watch her family be oppressed by him, they didn’t even have the power to contest Lin Feng’s oppression.
Lin Qian’s only hope was lying on Chu Zhan Peng’s shoulders, without him, she would never be able to compete with Lin Feng. The young man whom she used to look down upon in the past, now held her in no regard. Also, the news that Lin Feng had defeated twelve Xuan Qi layer cultivators of the Wan Shou Sect by himself, was spreading. On top of that, amongst those twelve cultivators, there had been three cultivators of the third Xuan Qi layer… Lin Feng had, once again, amazed the entire Imperial City.
After that, the Wan Shou Sect sent a group of their most powerful cultivators to take their revenge but they were forced to retreat from the academy, when that powerful group finally returned to the Wan Shou Sect, only the vice-patriarch was left alive. Surprisingly, from that moment on, the Wan Shou Sect no longer dared to oppose Lin Feng as if they had forgotten their hatred completely.
Lin Feng had killed twelve cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer, including three of the third Xuan Qi layer, that news had left Lin Qian dumbstruck because she knew that in the past, Chu Zhan Peng was only at the third Xuan Qi layer.
Lin Feng had been able to kill three cultivators at the third Xuan Qi layer, therefore, was Chu Zhan Peng even capable of killing Lin Feng?
Lin Qian was convinced that she would never get her revenge, she hated Lin Feng. Therefore she had come to the cultivation tower to wait and started to daydream.
At the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue, many people were looking at Lin Qian. Some people were looking at her with admiring eyes while some other young girls were also looking at her with envy, because she was with Chu Zhan Peng. Some people also believed that if Lin Qian was waiting there, it was because she was waiting for him.
A surge of power shot into the sky, it was an extremely strong Qi that was streaking across the sky.
On the ground, some of the people who were walking suddenly stopped in their tracks. They raised their heads, looked at the sky and suddenly looked astonished.
They only saw a silhouette shooting across the sky like a meteor. There were two gigantic wings that could be seen, it was a legendary roc spirit, as it cried out, its cry echoed in the air into the horizon.
“It’s Chu Zhan Peng.” Some people were shivering. That silhouette that shot into the sky suddenly stopped and floated in the sky, it slowly flapped its wings. There was a confident smile on that strangely bestial face.
His cultivation had finally broken through to the next level. Chu Zhan Peng had broken through to the fourth Xuan Qi layer.
“Qian Qian!” Chu Zhan Peng looked at Lin Qian who was waiting at the foot of the tower. He flapped his wings and suddenly crossed a distance of a thousand meters in an instant, he grabbed Lin Qian and then once again shot into the sky.
“How fast! Chu Zhan Peng must have had a breakthrough.” The crowd was astonished. He had broken through to the fourth Xuan Qi layer. He really was a genius. During the competition of geniuses, he will definitely illuminate the country with his power and bring prestige to the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue.
As if Chu Zhan Peng had felt the people’s admiration, his smile grew more proud. Last time, at the Celestial Academy, he didn’t have the opportunity to kill Lin Feng but this time, no one could stop him.
“Qian Qian, I broke through to the fourth Xuan Qi layer, I can easily deal with Lin Feng now. Just wait for the good news.” Said Chu Zhan Peng while smiling indifferently. Lin Qian slightly nodded. Considering that Chu Zhan Peng had broken through to the fourth Xuan Qi layer, killing Lin Feng would certainly go smoothly. It was great news that he increased his cultivation.
This time, all the members of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue were gasping in amazement while looking at Chu Zhan Peng, his natural abilities and cultivation speed were astonishing. Nobody there cared about what had happened at the Celestial Academy. Chu Zhan Peng had broken through to the fourth Xuan Qi layer before everyone’s eyes and created a monumental display, so the members of the Holy Courtyard worshiped him even more, whereas Lin Feng had accomplished a great number of remarkable things in secret and there were many people who had no idea of his true ability.
At the same time, in a beautiful place of the Imperial City, by a waterfall, there was a young man holding a sword.
At that moment, the wind was blowing on that young man’s body. He suddenly opened his eyes and his sword diffused an ice-cold light.
At the same time, he moved and shot into the air like an arrow. As he shot into the sky, he pierced the atmosphere with his sword.
The sword was extremely bright, it was so blinding that only its light could be seen in the sky as it thrust forward. After that, a subtle sound spread through the air as a small hole suddenly appeared in the waterfall.
The young man smiled, his silhouette flickered and he moved back down onto the ground. His clothes were fluttering indifferently in the wind.
“Crrr!” A cracking sound spread in the air. The water from the waterfall suddenly burst into a shower of rain.
The water then rushed towards that young man, however, at the moment when it was about to collide with him, an intangible Qi blocked it, the water couldn’t penetrate that Qi.
“Your sword skills are becoming more and more terrific.” Sighed a feminine voice which made the young man feel extremely proud. He then turned around and looked at the beautiful woman.
“We will be gathering soon, this time, I, Ling Tian, will reveal myself to the world of cultivation for the first time, increasing my cultivation is necessary. I will become stronger until I dominate the heavens.”
The young man sounded insufferably arrogant and proud. He was determined to rule the heavens.
At the same time, in the Hao Yue Sect and the Ice and Snow Mountain Village, people were riding ferocious beasts at great speed and heading for the Imperial City. Besides, the patriarch of the Hao Yue Sect himself was walking in front of a group. There were also people walking by his sides. Apart from a few elders of the sect, there were also the most outstanding core disciples of the sect with them.
It was clear to them that this time, the competition would be extraordinary and would also have extraordinary implications. No matter if it was for those in charge of the sect or its disciples, it was a great opportunity for everybody. It was an opportunity which they couldn’t miss. In order to become one of the most outstanding geniuses of Xue Yue, they couldn’t spare any effort when it came to their cultivation. Everybody knew that so many people had started practicing even harder.
Apart from the sects, in Xue Yue, many people belonging to other spheres of influence, as well as independent young people, were making their way towards the Imperial City.