PMG Chapter 2435: Reincarnation Priest
Edited by RED
Lin Feng looked at Jun Mo Xi and shook his head with a grin. “I was lucky. You came to Fortune City to become core disciples, I heard. What kind of exam do you have to take?”
“The Continent of the Nine Clouds is in a state of chaos, so the exam will be a bit different. Every ten years, there will be a round and the Fortune Shrine will recruit core disciples. People of all cultivation levels will have the opportunity to participate, and the exam will be different depending on the different cultivation levels. In any case, it will be extremely difficult. We will do our best. I hope we’ll have the opportunity to become core disciples like you,” Jun Mo Xi smiled. During the Meeting of the Continent of the Nine Clouds, they had failed. Such opportunities were rare.
“Yes, it’s difficult to understand the Shrines if you don’t become core disciples. This time, I hope we will succeed,” said Hou Qing Lin solemnly.
“When is the exam going to take place?” asked Lin Feng.
“In seventy days,” replied Hou Qing Lin.
“Alright, I’ll take you somewhere first, then. I think it’ll help you become stronger,” said Lin Feng, smiling at his two friends.
Hou Qing Lin and Jun Mo Xi were curious when they arrived in a secret cultivation room. It was isolated from the world. Lin Feng took Jun Mo Xi and Hou Qing Lin out to the Star World. Jun Mo Xi and Hou Qing Lin were some of his best friends, Lin Feng wanted to help them become stronger. He also wanted to give them some medium-level Saint’s Weapons. They were already Saints, so they could use medium-level Saint’s Weapons even if they couldn’t make the most out them.
Before the exam started, Hou Qing Lin and Jun Mo Xi left the Star World, arriving in front of an illusory castle. It was similar to Fortune City when Lin Feng had gone there from the small world. Someone took Hou Qing Lin and Jun Mo Xi into the castle while Lin Feng and the Diviner stood aside. They were at the top of a mountain range and could see everything.
“Master, that’s…?” Lin Feng glanced at a mountain. A waterfall coming from the sky flowed onto it. There were some old people there, their eyes closed. There were many people seated next to them, all looking down at the castle.
“People who organized the exam choose core disciples. Lin Feng, if you wish, you can also choose disciples,” the Diviner told him.
“That’d only harm the younger generation,” said Lin Feng shaking his head. He preferred focusing on cultivation, he didn’t feel like teaching.
“The exam is starting,” whispered the Diviner. Lin Feng was staring at Hou Qing Lin and Jun Mo Xi. They were in the same place as some other Saints who had entered the castle with them. It was a vast hilly place, many ordinary disciples of the Fortune Shrine were hiding there. They were guarding, the examinees had to break through them to move on to the next round.
“They’re all disciples who have just become Saints. So many people are hiding, breaking through must be difficult,” murmured Lin Feng.
“Becoming a core disciple is indeed not easy,” said the Diviner softly.
Hou Qing Lin, Jun Mo Xi, and the others started moving forwards. The hills and hiding places were not real, they were made of Saint’s strength and breaking them was impossible, so resorting to trickery was impossible, too.
“They have to break through and then cross a tunnel. They all have to go through eight blockades,” said the Diviner.
Very quickly, Hou Qing Lin arrived in front of his first opponent, their battle was explosive. Hou Qing Lin’s reincarnation strength was incredible. He kept moving forwards with an indomitable will, flinching wasn’t part of his vocabulary. Even if his opponent was extremely strong, Hou Qing Lin’s reincarnation strength could defeat them.
“Your friend is an insane fighter,” the Diviner observed.
“Back then, when we hadn’t broken through to the Huang Qi layer yet, he said being insane was a necessity to become an emperor. Even though he has an exceptional talent and a distinguished appearance, his fighting method has never changed, he’s always been crazy,” laughed Lin Feng. Hou Qing Lin’s fighting abilities were indeed impressive. Even if Hou Qing Lin was injured, he wanted to make his opponents drown in reincarnation strength. Nobody dared risk their life against him. Very quickly, he defeated his first opponent.
Jun Mo Xi also faced his first opponent; their fight was straightforward and explosive. They had a close combat.
“Imperial immortal body, he looks like a king of Hell,” the Diviner observed. “At the same cultivation level, even if someone can defeat him, it’s almost impossible to kill him unless the enemy has some sort of special power.”
“The guards aren’t strong enough, otherwise it would be difficult for them to move on,” noted Lin Feng.
“Haha, you mean we should have sent core disciples who were low-level Saints? That would have been extremely difficult and unfair. After all, they aren’t core disciples yet. We can’t only test their fighting abilities, we also need to test their intent.”
Hou Qing Lin and Jun Mo Xi made great efforts and passed the test of the first round.
“Brother Hou is on the right path to create a perfect Saint’s technique. When he succeeds, his attacks will be even more terrifying,” Lin Feng pointed out.
“You noticed that too? Indeed, that kind of Saint’s technique is great,” agreed the Diviner. Among the people who had just become Saints, there were twenty-eight contestants. The majority of them were people from Fortune City. At lower cultivation levels, among people who weren’t Saints yet, there were many, many contestants, yet only twelve people passed the first exam.
Jun Mo Xi and Hou Qing Lin continued on, arriving in an illusory place. Lin Feng didn’t understand what kind of exam it was.
“After this, their obsessiveness will be tested. It will be extremely difficult. During this part, some people will be badly injured, some of them will even die.”
“That scary?” Lin Feng’s face stiffened.
“Yes, we will see how determined they are. Many people are talented and good at fighting. However, intent is rare and crucial,” replied the Diviner grimly. The examinees continued walking in the illusion, nothing happened, but Lin Feng knew it was going to be difficult.
An hour passed and someone suddenly groaned with pain and coughed up blood, his face deathly pale. Lin Feng’s heart twitched, noting that person was injured…
Very quickly, a second person was injured. He moved back and left, giving up.
Half a day passed, and of the twelve people, seven people were injured or gave up. Only five persevered.
“As expected, it’s very difficult.” Lin Feng’s face stiffened. Hou Qing Lin continued moving forwards, bathing in reincarnation lights. Many shadows appeared around him.
“What’s that?” Lin Feng was astonished. Worlds of reincarnation appeared around Hou Qing Lin.
“Good little boy. He’s very determined. He can even improve his own natural abilities like that,” said the Diviner. His eyes twinkled.
An old man at the foot of the waterfall suddenly opened his eyes and looked at Hou Qing Lin, “I want that one to become my disciple.”
The other old men nodded. They didn’t try to steal him away. The Diviner looked happy and said, “Lin Feng, your friend is definitely going to become a core disciple, and he’s extremely lucky.”
“Who’s that Master?” asked Lin Feng.
“A senior official of the Fortune Shrine who hasn’t shown up for tens of thousands of years. He is the Reincarnation Priest. Tens of thousands of years ago, he was already a peerless Saint. Then, the Continent of the Nine Clouds became chaotic and our leader had him come back. Hou Qing Lin is going to become his disciple, that’s an extraordinary opportunity for him,” the Diviner beamed. “You know what peerless means?”
“The Reincarnation Priest has made several sorts of special original strengths fuse together to become a peerless Saint?” asked Lin Feng.
“He became peerless thanks to the Six Great Karma Wheel Divisions,” the Diviner beamed. Lin Feng was impressed. His fellow disciple was going to have an incredible opportunity, indeed!
“The second round is about transcending worldliness, getting rid of the self. The third round is going to be easy for him. Everything will happen naturally,” said the Diviner. Hou Qing Lin, as expected, left the castle easily. He looked around at the crowd, seemingly surprised.
“Fellow disciple, congratulations!” said Lin Feng to Hou Qing Lin telepathically. At that moment, Hou Qing Lin didn’t understand. His facial expression was funny.
“Come here,” the Reincarnation Priest said to Hou Qing Lin.
Hou Qing Lin looked at him, Lin Feng said to him telepathically, “Brother, he’s a peerless Saint of the Fortune Shrine. Go!”
Hou Qing Lin was surprised and slowly walked towards the old man. He bowed and said, “Greetings, Master.”
“Would you like to become my disciple?” asked the old man, smiling at Hou Qing Lin.
Hou Qing Lin was stupefied. He said, “I have two teachers, they’re like fathers to me. I can’t have another teacher.”
Lin Feng was astonished, but then smiled. Brother Hou was the same old Brother Hou, he hadn’t changed.
“Alright, you refuse to forget your former teachers even when facing someone like me. Come with me, I won’t force you,” said the Reincarnation Priest. He was a bit annoyed when Hou Qing Lin had refused. But he also admired and appreciated such people. Hou Qing Lin was a good person.
“Thank you very much, Master,” said Hou Qing Lin, bowing deeply. He glanced at Lin Feng and then entered the Fortune Shrine with the Reincarnation Priest.