God of Thunder - Book 11 - Chapter 9 - Ban Zhe Yuan (I)
Volume 11 Chapter 9_Ban Zhe Yuan (I)
Jin Daya said, “Ying, where has Ah Feng been actually? How come he hasn’t been able to stop smiling since he’s back?”
Feng Ying, “do you prefer him looking bitter?”
Jin Daya, “it’s not that! I mean…there must be something good happened on Ah Feng? Do you think he met a girl somewhere? That’s why he is looking so cheerful?”
Shi Hu, “hey, Daya, what do you mean? What cheerful?”
Jin Daya, “don’t you think that…Ah Feng is being abnormal in a way?”
Feng Ying laughed, “it’s you who are abnormal! Come on. You’re too sensitive!”
Jin Daya mumbled, “I do think he’s not himself these days. Anyway, I’ll stop.”
Jin Daya spent a long time outside, and he’s gained many life experiences. He noticed immediately how different Lei Xingfeng was. It’s only that he couldn’t tell what difference it was. However, he felt quite disappointed since Feng Ying and Shi Hu couldn’t care less.
After Lei Xingfeng finished practicing, he asked, “are there any news?”
Feng Ying said, “what news?”
Lei Xingfeng said, “I’m not sure, that’s why I asked. Is there anything special lately?”
Feng Ying, “not that I know of…well, by the way, your senior brother seems to have found the Sky Crystal. Ah Feng, you may go to have a look, at least you’ll know how the Sky Crystal looks like.”
Lei Xingfeng snickered, not only he had the Sky Crystal, but he also had the Saint Crystal. However, he couldn’t reveal anything yet. He asked, “do you want to have a look?”
Feng Ying smiled; “yes, of course. I will feel more at ease once I do. Haha, even Daya feels the same.”
Jin Daya, “I didn’t say anything…”
Feng Ying stopped him, “fine. Then you don’t have to.”
Jin Daya, “well, we’ll let Ah Feng decide!”
The two continued to argue. Lei Xingfeng smiled, “let’s go together. I am also curious.” He decided to pretend a bit, since no one knew he’d got hold of both Crystals anyway.
He led the three people, got on a carriage and arrived at Feng Chenzong’s. They were invited to the dining room.
Not only Feng Chenzong, but even Xin Zhaolun and Yin Yao were there. Lei Xingfeng went forward and said, “Master, Third Senior Brother, and Sixth Senior Sister, so you’re all here.”
Yin Yao looked at Lei Xingfeng and said, “it’s awesome! You’ve upgraded yourself to Seventh Ring. Have you come here to let us feel inferior?” She had already heard from Xin Zhaolun saying that Lei Xingfeng was upgraded to Seventh Ring, and she felt envious.
Lei Xingfeng giggled, “Master Sister, I did it out of luck…”
Yin Yao, “maybe I should consider making a trip to Hanya Castle, even Miao Ling managed to upgrade herself to Sixth Ring. Sigh…as the Sixth Senior Sister. I should really catch up.”
Xin Zhaolun, “Ah Feng, are you here to have a look at the Sky Crystal?”
Lei Xingfeng, “yes, since I’m really curious. Senior Brother, congratulations! With the Sky Crystal, it’d be safe to say that you’re becoming a Monarch.”
Feng Chenzong said with a smile, ‘there shouldn’t be a huge issue. I even have to thank Ah Feng.” He took out the Sky Crystal and put it on the desk. Lei Xingfeng went closer to have a look, but he was smart enough not to touch it.
Jin Daya, Shi Hu, and Feng Ying just went aside to look without touching, as that would surely be an offense.
Xin Zhaolun said, “I am really jealous of Senior Brother, if you hesitated a little, you wouldn’t have the Sky Crystal.”
Lei Xingfeng, “yes, who would have thought of such a method to get the Sky Crystal? Haha, Senior Brother, I bet you prepared for this a long time ago?”
Feng Chenzong, “I didn’t. I was just inspired at once and became desperate…” while he was talking, he took away the Sky Crystal silently, “I still need to collect some materials that are hard to find. I’ve also let my Master find them, and once I do, I will be able to upgrade.”
Both Xin Zhaolun and Yun Yao were envious. If he got promoted to Monarch, he would become independent. At that time, every Junior Brother or Sister would admire him.
Yin Yao, “it’s so difficult to get promoted to becoming a Monarch. It will only become easier once you get hold of the Sky Crystal. And now, Master Brother doesn’t need to worry at all.”
Xin Zhaolun, “right! I am sure that you’ll succeed.”
Feng Chenzong felt so sure. He became very cheerful with his Juniors’ praises. The only reason why he’d wait to be promoted was the low success rate, as he might lose his life in the process. Finally, he could breathe a sigh of relief. He knew that many practitioners died during the promotion.
Feng Chenzong, “let’s hope that things will be as smooth as you’ve said. There hasn’t been a Monarch from our Master yet, and I hope I’ll be the first one. Then, I’ll become your idol. Haha.” He didn’t exaggerate. Among the nine disciples, he was the most talented. If he got promoted successfully, it would be incredibly motivating to his Juniors.
Lei Xingfeng, “I hope that my Senior Brothers and Sisters can become Monarchs.”
Yin Yao laughed, “that will be quite hard, except if there’re a bunch of Sky Crystals and each of us takes one!”
Everyone knew that it was impossible. Lei Xingfeng knew exactly what’s going on. He’s the one who’s got hold of a bunch of Sky Crystals. Of course, he wouldn’t have the guts to take them out, at least not before he became a Monarch.
Xin Zhaolun, “yes, each of us will have one. Then, will Junior Sister share with us?”
Yin Yao, “what? Of course, only Senior Brother would have this stuff.”
Xin Zhaolun looked bitter, “hey…I’m more anxious than ever. If only I have a Sky Crystal…and it’ll take me another decade to enter Great Stone Fields…”
Yin Yao, “I think you can also find them somewhere else?”
Feng Chenzong shook his head, “no way, even if there is, we wouldn’t know. I even got to know this Great Stone Field’s coordinates out of coincidence.”
Lei Xingfeng did not dare to say more. He just sat there quietly.
Feng Chenzong turned to look at Lei Xingfeng and said, “Ah Feng, this time I’ve got the Sky Crystal, hehe…there’s going to be a compensation. You can decide whether to compensate me now or wait until I become a Monarch. I am sure you know what I mean, my Junior Brother.”
If they chose to compensate now, it might only be some kind of Yin Ring. They’d better wait until Feng Chenzong became a Monarch, since a Monarch and a Ninth Ring Sage had utterly different power, they could also possess very different things. Lei Xingfeng was very clear of the concept, and he’d rather until Feng Chenzong got promoted.
Lei Xingfeng smiled, “of course I’d rather wait.”
Feng Chenzong was happy with the answer. He only had to focus on getting promoted now, and most of the materials that he’d got were useful, his promotion of level would get affected if he chose to give away some of them now. Lei Xingfeng was being considerate of giving him space for that, and Feng Chenzong reassured Lei Xingfeng, “don’t worry, Ah Feng, I won’t forget about you.”
Lei Xingfeng said, “Senior Brother, you’re really generous.” In fact, he felt grateful to his Senior Brother, if he hadn’t bought him to the Great Stone Fields, how could he get so many Sky Crystals and Saint Crystals? He still couldn’t do it himself, and he needed the guidance of his Seniors. Good relationships mattered to him.
Feng Chenzong, “Ah Feng, I might have to go outside lately. If you’re free, why don’t you join me?”
Xin Zhaolun, “Big Brother will need some luck from Ah Feng, hehe…”
Feng Chenzong nodded, “that’s correct. I’ve been occupied for 17 years without getting the Sky Crystal. After Ah Feng went with me once, I got one instantly. I still need some materials. If I bring Ah Feng along, I’m sure I can find them pretty soon.”
Lei Xingfeng laughed, “Oh well, aren’t I the lucky star?”
Yin Yao touched Lei Xingfeng’s head and said, “there you are, lucky star!”
Lei Xingfeng went away and said, “don’t touch my head; it’ll affect my luck!” The group laughed happily.
Yin Yao said, “if this is the case, Ah Feng, you’ve got to bring me next time you go outside!”
Feng Chenzong, “no problem, but you have to give a Yin Ring.”
Yin Yao didn’t hesitate, “fine. I am alone anyway; there’s not that much to pay.”
Lei Xingfeng didn’t know about all these, “do you need a Yin Ring to get to the secret door?”
Yin Yao was surprised, “didn’t you use it before?”
Lei Xingfeng was a bit embarrassed, “no, I’ve always been guided by a Senior Brother.”
Yin Yao said, “Oh? My two Senior Brothers, I’ve got to complain. Why are you so nice to your brother but it’s entirely different when it comes to me? And I even need to give a Yin Ring? Isn’t it bullying?”
Xin Zhaolun explained, “well, if I end up getting more, I don’t mind bringing you…last time when I brought Ah Feng with me, the materials that I earned were enough to open the secret door over a dozen times. I could even bring seven or eight more people.”
Yin Yao was dumbfounded, after a long while, she said, “is it true? Then…I want to join too!”
Feng Chenzong was a bit shocked. He had been hearing Xin Zhaolun describing how much luck Lei Xingfeng had, but he didn’t expect him to find so many materials with Lei Xingfeng. One had to spend quite many Yin Rings if he wanted to open the secret door. Even for someone who didn’t go outside often, if he did and if he brought nothing back, that’d be counted as a loss.
Lei Xingfeng asked, “how many Yin Rings does one need to open the secret door?”