Chapter 1485: The World’s Teacher
Translator:Sparrow Translations Editor:Sparrow Translations
The destiny of the world changed continuously with the passage of the time, and the vicissitudes of life went on and on. It had been many years since the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders' first seminar, and it had been a long time since the Divine Lands and the Barren Expanses had been combined as one.
For the newer generations of the Greater World, the state of the world when they were still split into two halves was unbeknownst to them and everything faded into myth and legend.
The many legends of old were gone, but the only legend that was still circulating and surviving was the Celestial Sect of Wonders – they had remained at the top of the Grand Celestial World ever since the battle of the Spirit Sea, and they had become legends for eternity.
The second-generation sect leader, the Inferno Emperor Xiao Yan, and the legendary Ruler of the Netherworld Sea, returned from the Black Sea after he sent Xuan Shang back into the depths. He passed the position of sect leader to this disciple, Tang Jun, who took over as the third-generation sect leader. Many years had passed since then.
Xiao Yan departed the Mountain in the Sky once he passed on his position, and returned to the Inferno Precipice at the Inferno Emperor City.
Time continued to fly by, and the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, or Xiao Yan and Zhu Yi and the others, had all become the stuff of legend.
Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao, and Yang Qing still roamed the world from time to time, but the others hardly showed themselves anymore and rarely interfered with the affairs of the Celestial Sect of Wonders or of the world. Even the younger generations of disciples from the Celestial Sect of Wonders rarely saw these seniors.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders' position had been consolidated, and prodigies continued to spring from their ranks while they became stronger and stronger. Tang Jun was determined to progress and ambitious, while powerful cultivators emerged continuously. The Celestial Sect of Wonders' status was no longer shakable.
Tang Jun became a little more reserved towards the end. The Celestial Sect of Wonders became even more transcendent than before, but nobody dared to underestimate them.
The humans and demons of the Greater World would never develop any hostility against the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Since the combination of the two worlds, the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, would host a seminar once every thousand years. The principles and concepts that he would discuss and explain gave the listening cultivators a feeling as if they were overflowing with knowledge and wisdom, and everyone came from all corners of the world to participate.
Powers that had existed since a long time ago would also see a rise in their own abilities after listening to Lin Feng's seminar, as if a new world had appeared before them.
There were those in the younger generations who grabbed this great opportunity and listened to Lin Feng's seminar. They immediately understood the supreme principles of heaven and earth, and they gradually carved out their own paths.
There were many new sects and powers that had risen up in the Greater World today, and every entity that could be considered influential benefitted from the Celestial Sect of Wonders' teachings.
Even the various demons that came forward to listen to Lin Feng's seminar benefited greatly, and countless individuals learned so much from him.
The Greater World's landscape was refreshed over the years. Powerful cultivators appeared from every corner of the world, and the Greater World's splendor and glory gradually surpassed the flourishing days of old with the passage of time.
Everyone welcomed an unprecedented era of flourishment and development in the world of cultivation.
Everything came from the Lin Feng, the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Everyone today, no matter what they thought about the Celestial Sect of Wonders, all referred to Lin Feng respectfully as the World's Teacher. Many addressed him as "Master Lin", and few called him by his actual name.
The seminar that Lin Feng hosted once every thousand years also became the most celebrated event in the Greater World that came around only once in a thousand years.
And it was only in this epic event that Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Wang Lin, Shi Tianaho and the other mighty beings that had already become legend would come back together on Mount Kunlun – this was truly the most spectacular event of the Grand Celestial World.
All the formidable individuals in the Grand Celestial World would also congregate on Mount Kunlun when this day arrived.
No matter what feuds or conflicts they had in previous days and no matter what grudges they bore, everything would quieten down when Lin Feng's seminar date came near, and everyone would look forward to welcoming the opening of Lin Feng's seminar.
This wasn't something that Lin Feng intended to happen, and neither was this the Celestial Sect of Wonders' requirements. This was a consensus achieved by the cultivators in the Grand Celestial World, and they took this initiative.
Some people developed evil thoughts at the start and they set up ambushes outside Mount Kunlun to eliminate their adversaries. However, they incurred the wrath of the masses and brought destruction upon themselves instead.
Ever since then, anybody who intended to cause trouble in the time right before the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders conducted his seminar became the public enemy and everyone came together to obliterate these people.
In the outer regions of the Kunlun Mountain ranges and near the great deserts of the north, there were two parties currently standing off against each other.
Both parties were humans, and they were quickly suppressed and captured by travelers on their way to the seminar.
The formidable being that captured them was a Taotie, the people standing beside this Taotie were all humans.
When the two worlds first collapsed together, the conflict between humans and demons raged for a while because of geographical reasons.
However, with the passage of time, especially because of the fact that Lin Feng's seminar was open to both demons and humans and he didn't reject anybody that entered the realm of Mount Kunlun, a new landscape began to appear in the Grand Celestial World. Everybody that came forth had a better understanding of the great Dao of heaven and earth, and they could see a brighter future ahead for themselves.
After the Tang Jun became the Celestial Sect of Wonders' third-generation sect leader, he opened the mountain gate once more to take in disciples. However, he didn't limit them to just human talents, and even demons could join the sect.
The Inferno Precipice, the Heavenly Temple, the Forest Abode and the other great schools were all the same, and this shook the entire world for a while.
Powerful cultivators rose from human ranks and demon ranks alike. Both sides continued to conflict with one another, while the Celestial Sect of Wonders' position became even more transcendent and neutral than before. They didn't interfere with the contests and competitions between the humans and the demons, but the intensity of conflict between the two sides began to decline.
Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders were like the heavens – they were calm and cold, and many people even forgot about their existence for a while. However, they were destined to remain part of the Greater World's destiny till the end of time.
Over a long time, the political backdrop and the situation between the races took a drastically different turn.
This confirmed the Great Void Holy Man's comment all those years ago that nobody knew about, that the Grand Celestial World had entered a brand new era, and it was starkly different from before.
This Taotie and the human cultivators interacted with one another frequently, and they were old acquaintances. They travelled to Mount Kunlun together to listen to Lin Feng's seminar.
The Taotie was infuriated when he witnessed people who wanted to fight it out outside Mount Kunlun, and the Taotie immediately arrested both parties and watched them as he grinded his teeth.
The two conflicting parties settled down and quickly attempted to explain.
The human cultivator waved his hand and held back his partner. While they spoke, the void tore open in the distance and a human stepped out from inside – it was a youth in a purple robe.
There was a black and white Taiji diagram on this youth's purple robe, and his sleeves were embroidered with tornado-like pictures.
The youth saw the Taotie and the human cultivator and he laughed. "Why are the two of you here?"
The Taotie and the human cultivator hurriedly greeted him. "Greetings, Jing Yun."
The purple-robed youth was from the Blizzard Valley's sixth generation of disciples.
This person's master was from Guo Zonghuang's lineage. Long ago, the Celestial Sect of Wonders announced that Tang Jun would shut himself in for closed-door cultivation when the Founder opened his next seminar, and Guo Zonghuang would take over as the Celestial Sect of Wonders' fourth-generation sect leader.
However, the respect commanded by this youth was not because of his status. This man was young, but his abilities were stunning, and everyone was convinced of his power.
Jing Yun laughed and said, "Everyone is a guest. Follow me to the Mountain in the Sky."
With that, he led the entire group into the Kunlun Mountains.
Once they were into the northern foot of the Kunlun Mountains, the whole landscape changed and the universe suddenly appeared above their heads. Stars sparkled brightly above everyone and the scene was just so spectacular and riveting.
Everybody recognized this as the place where the Celestial Sect of Wonders' mountain gate was located. This was their mountain defense formation, the Taiji Celestial Star Formation. This magic formation drew upon the power of the Starry Sea and the considered the most powerful magic formation in the entire world.
It appeared as calm as ever, but when its true power was triggered, the universe itself would tremble and the world would be turned upon itself. Anybody beneath the Realm of Indestructibility would find it difficult to defend himself or herself against it.
Everybody watched on with awe in their hearts. At this moment, they could feel the immense power of the Celestial Sect of Wonders in their bones.
There were hardly any other magic formations that could challenge the might of the Taiji Celestial Star Formation in the whole world, while almost all of these magic formations belonged to the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Everyone drew cold breaths when they thought about this fact.
"I hear that the Great Void Sect's Supreme Yin-Yang Void Formation has become increasingly powerful over the years of refining and development. At its maximum level, it seems to be able to challenge the Celestial Sect of Wonders' mountain defense formation." Someone passed a voice-projected message to his buddy.
Lin Feng's seminar benefited the entire world, and even those that were already considered formidable cultivators could rise even higher. Even though the way up was slower once cultivators reached a certain level, they still received actual benefit and they walked away with great returns.
This was the same for the Hades Tribe, the Dragons, the Ancient Ape Demons, and the Buddhists. The Great Void Sect was naturally considered amongst these ranks, and from a certain perspective, they were perhaps the one that benefited the most.
This man's buddy pouted a little and said, "Someone has an ulterior motive to instigate and sabotage the Great Void Sect, so this person has been passing this rumor around."
"The Supreme Yin-Yang Void Formation is becoming stronger, especially since more and more powerful cultivators are coming out from the Great Void Sect. The formation itself is improving, and even though we don't know how it will fare against the Taiji Celestial Star Formation, it's possible that this magic formation can challenge some of the top-tier magic formations of the Celestial Sect of Wonders."
"However, the problem is that this formation is located at Mount Baiyun. It's similar to the Buddha's Vaidūryanirbhāsā Nirvana, but they're all unlike the Celestial Sect of Wonders' magic formations. Besides the Greater Illusory Formation outside the Ying Sea that can't be shifted around, the Celestial Sect of Wonders' magic formations are not limited to geographical locations."
The man that spoke first nodded his head and said, "The Supreme Yin-Yang Void Formation can continue to improve is also because of the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders' seminar. The Great Void Sect's Tai Yi Holy Man can recover from his Dao injury is also because of the same reason."
His partner heaved a sigh and said, "A person like him that can be called the World's Teacher isn't someone that we are worthy of discussing. If we can understand something and have some revelations from our trip to Mount Kunlun will be enough for the rest of our lives."
"Our own grand master managed to obtain the remnant lineage of the Hades Emperor by chance, and he only managed to understand and consolidate his knowledge only after listening to the Leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders' seminar. There are still some kinks and hurdles and the path ahead is a little obscure, so it's all up to this seminar for him to break through."
"The Hades Emperor's disturbance has faded into history, but our sect stagnated a little as a result."
"The Hades Emperor perished at the hands of the Extreme Dao Eminent, and the Nether Priest was destroyed by Inferno Emperor inside the Spirit Sea. These events came to pass a long time ago, and the Celestial Sect of Wonders won't mind. If we want others not to look down on us, we have to work hard at improving our abilities and becoming stronger."
Everyone nodded in unison. They tore through the void space while they spoke, and the Celestial Sect of Wonders' Mountain in the Sky drifted into vision.
A light pillar descended from the universe above, and enveloped the entire Mountain in the Sky.