PMG Chapter 2402: Understanding
Edited by RED
In the Fire Shrine…
Deep inside a tower, someone was seated cross-legged and meditating as if the outside world had nothing to do with them.
At that moment, a ray of light entered the tower, and a woman came in. She looked elegant and noble, and looked at Lin Feng coldly as she said, “When will your real body come out of the forbidden territory?”
“I have no idea,” replied Lin Feng’s clone indifferently. His eyes were closed.
“You don’t know or your real body actually died?” said the woman icily, staring at Lin Feng. “The situation is chaotic in the Continent of the Nine Clouds, the Supreme Ancient Pit of Hell went chaotic, the Godly Grave is closed, you probably died,” said the woman coldly.
“If my real body dies, I will definitely kill Qiong Yu. So don’t hope I die,” said Lin Feng, opening his eyes and looking back at the woman coldly.
She looked at him and remained silent. Then, she laughed and said, “Lin Feng, you don’t know how to differentiate good from bad. Because of you, two Shrines started fighting. The situation in the Imperial Court of the Continent of the Nine Clouds has become chaotic. The Continent of the Nine Clouds was affected, too, and you don’t seem to care.
“You think I don’t know much about you? You started rising in the Vast Celestial Ancient City, then you went to the Holy City and you joined Champion University. Then, you created Tiantai. You have two teachers, two emperors of the Huang Qi layer: Mu Chen and Emperor Yu. You have many friends, including Lang Ye, Jun Mo Xi, Hou Qing Lin, and so on, they’re quite talented.”
When Lin Feng heard her, he was furious, fury invaded his eyes.
“Hmph! You’re angry! You’re a Half-Saint, even if you can defeat my son with a Saint’s Weapon, you think you’re qualified to be angry in front of me? I came to tell you that I can easily crush those people,” said the woman icily. She threatened him, then rolled up her sleeves and left.
“If the Fire Shrine does anything to them, I will torture Qiong Yu, he will die in atrocious conditions,” said Lin Feng icily.
“If you do anything to my son, you cannot imagine what I will do to your close ones,” replied the woman, before she disappeared.
Lin Feng was furious. Nineteen years had passed, and he was still in the starry world. So many things had changed during those nineteen years in the outside world. Even though his clone was stuck inside, they kept his clone until he released Qiong Yu. Even though he was imprisoned, he knew some things about the outside world.
The battles between the Fire Shrine and the Fortune Shrine were fierce and violent. Surprisingly, the Ice and Snow Shrine had also decided to get involved, and helped the Fire Shrine. The other Shrines watched, benefiting from those Shrines’ disputes. Everybody was surprised that the Ice and Snow Shrine had gotten involved. After they did, the Dazzling Gold Shrine decided to seize an opportunity to get involved too, and so the atmosphere in the Imperial Court of the Continent of the Nine Clouds became chaotic.
The Imperial Court of the Continent of the Nine Clouds was in an uproar. The lower world, the Continent of the Nine Clouds, was also affected. The battles brought people misery and suffering. Many strong cultivators had died. Mara-Deva was even surrounded by some cultivators, but he escaped with injuries.
Three Shrines surrounded the Fortune Shrine, the balance of power was changing. When the situation looked really bad for the Fortune Shrine, the Buddha Shrine got involved. More and more Shrines joined hands with the Fortune Shrine. Just like in the ancient days, the situation was in flux.
A rumor spread in the Fortune Shrine and outside, that millions of small worlds had been destroyed. The situation had rarely been like that in the world, many groups vying for supremacy.
The situation was getting wilder and worse, like the ancient times. Most groups were in danger now…
Lin Feng was in the Godly Grave. He was focused. He had to pass the last exam.
Among the five cultivators, nobody had said anything for six years, nobody moved, they were all focused. But nothing happened. They understood nothing. How to pass the exam?
“Time is not very important to me but I hate wasting time,” said the Earth Area’s supreme cultivator, opening his eyes and looking at the old ox.
“You failed again,” said the old ox indifferently, as if it were normal for the Earth Area’s supreme cultivator to fail.
“We’ve been through so much in life. Thirty years, fifty years, and we can’t pass?!” said the Earth Area’s supreme cultivator coldly.
“Thirty years, fifty years?” the old ox shook his head, “One more year and this place will disappear. You won’t be able to try again. The next time might be in more than a hundred thousand years, or even longer. Then I will come back and everything will start again, until someone finally passes the exam and enters the palace behind me.”
“Last year?” The Earth Area’s supreme cultivator looked astonished. He had the impression he had wasted his time.
“Dear friends, did you hear that? It’s the last year, are we going to be stuck in here without being able to leave?” said the Earth Area’s supreme cultivator. He was a supreme cultivator, a peerless Saint. There weren’t that many peerless Saints in the Godly Grave. Even if he could kill all the peerless Saints in the Godly Grave, there weren’t enough peerless Saints to kill to get enough points to leave. How horrible! He shouldn’t have come in at all. How horrible, this place wasn’t good for peerless Saints.
Their only chance was to pass the old ox’s exam.
“One more year? Staying here like that for one more year won’t change anything,” said another supreme cultivator. He gave up, too. They felt so sad, they had the impression they were going to be stuck in there forever. It was a great tragedy for a saint.
That supreme cultivator sighed.
“Don’t sigh. We made it here, not like the five others who were teleported away. And apart from this little boy and us, nobody else made it here, that’s not bad already,” said the old woodcutter.
“Old woodcutter, imagine that in one year, we’ll be stuck here for a very, very long time. I want to see my disciples, descendants… maybe some them have become Saints,” said one of the supreme cultivators.
“So what? We’re alone in life, especially at our cultivation levels, we live much longer than other people.”
“Hmph! You’re ignorant like a frog in a well,” said the old ox. He grunted icily, “You four haven’t been here for as long as me, you think I don’t want to find someone who will be able to go into the palace behind me? You think I like being here alone? I feel lonely too!”
The four supreme cultivators were surprised that old ox was alone.
“Why don’t you make the exam easier? Why don’t you give us hints?” asked the Earth Area’s supreme cultivator.
“My master created the exam, I can’t change the rules, even if I have to stay here forever,” said the old ox calmly.
Lin Feng shivered, as if something had happened.
Why did they have to remain motionless and silent?
Lonely, lonely for a very long time, forever…
Suddenly, Lin Feng opened his eyes. He looked at the ox in front of him, who was motionless too. They could stay that way one year, two years, or forever…
“I understand, immortality,” said Lin Feng. Then, he released intent which filled the air, and the old ox’s eyes twinkled. Then, his eyes opened wide.
“Little boy, you failed. You lost patience and you talked. You understood nothing,” said the Earth Area’s supreme cultivator.
“No…” said Lin Feng, shaking his head. He smiled and said, “Master, I understand.”
“Eh?” The Earth Area’s supreme cultivator was astonished. “You really understood?”
Lin Feng nodded.
The five oxen merged into one again. He looked at Lin Feng nervously, “You understood?”
“Yes, it’s immortality!”
Lin Feng’s hand streaked across the sky, he drew a bird in the sky, it looked extremely lifelike.
“Life!” said Lin Feng. The bird started moving. It was very weak, but it existed.
“It didn’t disappear?” The supreme cultivators were stunned as they stared at the bird; they weren’t able to do what Lin Feng had done.
“Haha, finally, I’m done waiting!” The old ox looked excited and was staring at Lin Feng.
“He guessed right?” The Earth Area’s supreme cultivator’s heart was pounding. That little boy had guessed right?
“He didn’t guess, he understood,” said the old ox. “You don’t understand.”
“Eh…” A supreme cultivator, a peerless Saint, didn’t understand?
“Good little boy, he surprisingly understood,” said the woodcutter. He was stupefied, “I thought of it, but I didn’t understand. I’m too old, maybe.”
“Maybe I was just lucky,” said Lin Feng smiling.
“You will always remain peerless Saints if you can’t understand,” said the old ox indifferently.
“What?” An old supreme cultivator looked at him.
“That’s all I have to say,” said the old ox. Then, he looked at Lin Feng, “Don’t be too satisfied, you already have immortality, but it won’t bring you anything in terms of strength.”
“I understand, Master,” Lin Feng nodded. Understanding something was incredible, it was so strange, so mysterious!