The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 248
Chapter 248: A new addition?
Inside Fang Lin’s space storage.
Fang Lin’s eyebrow’s furrowed as he thought of the reason why his cultivation stagnated.
“It must be related to that tablet I used to breakthrough… Fang Lin thought to himself.
Fang Lin was referring to the tablet that he obtained from the combination of the Pan Gu Divine Tablet and the Mana Tablet from the Underworld. It did wondrous effects for him, but Fang Lin realized that his cultivation must be tied to it now.
“It’s just my feeling before, but I really think I have to use this tablet.” Fang Lin murmured to himself while stimulating his body.
It was just a faint feeling six months ago, but now Fang Lin was half-sure he had that the tablet was related to his current stagnation.
Luckily for him, he kept the tablet right on his storage.
“Fine…. It seems like I have to open it now.” Fang Lin muttered to himself as he grabbed the tablet from his storage. He did not try to observe the tablet after his breakthrough, since he was afraid of triggering something.
But now that he was extremely curious it the tablet had other roles, Fang Lin decided to just throw all his caution away and observe the tablet.
Upon touching the tablet, Fang Lin felt nothing new. He frowned, then he realized what was missing.
“It’s my origin energy again wasn’t it…” However, Fang Lin was currently using it to stimulate his body. If Fang Lin wanted to try ‘activating’ the tablet, he had to stop the stimulation of his body to use the Origin Energy on the tablet.
But once Fang Lin does that, his chance to increase his cultivation by stimulation of his body will be already lost forever.
So what will it be? Should he continue stimulating his body, or should he stop the simulation and ‘activate’ the tablet, in hopes of finding something valuable?
While he was hesitating, Fang Lin remembered what his master said before.
“Only by taking risks that a practitioner can gain big.”
Determination sprung on Fang Lin’s eyes as he already knew what to do.
“I may have been a great talent, but my strength ain’t s**t in this world! My male body can only watch the Immortal God Sect gets sieged. If I were only stronger….” Fang Lin then gritted his teeth as he decided to go all-out!
“Fine! Let’s see what mysteries this tablet is hiding!” Fang Lin willed the Origin Energy deep inside his body to get out of him.
“Urgh!” Fang Lin vomited some blood, as he got injured internally by what he did. He knew this will happen, since he interrupted a cultivation increase. But he was not regretting this. He wiped the blood on his lips as he stared at the tablet on his hands ferociously.
“If you have nothing else to offer me after what I did, then I will make sure to break you into pieces!” Fang Lin growled as he let his Origin Energy flow towards the tablet.
“Woosh!” To his surprise, all the Origin Energy on his body were all absorbed by the tablet! Right now, Fang Lin was thoroughly drained. He could even barely maintain his consciousness.
But even he was like this, he was smiling uncontrollably.
“Hehehehe… so my suspicion was right.” Fang Lin muttered to himself before blacking out.
When Fang Lin opened his eyes, he realized that his body was already somewhere else. He looked around him, not knowing where he was. However, he could feel a familiar aura from his surroundings.
Fang Lin’s eyes widened as he realized what this aura was.
“Everything around me had the aura of the tablet!”
Fang Lin paused, realizing that he was inside the tablet itself!
“I am inside the tablet? But there is nothing like this before!”
While Fang Lin was deep in thinking, he suddenly felt a presence behind him. He looked behind him, and he saw a wizened old man looking at him kindly. Fang Lin felt no hostility from him. In fact, he even felt comfortable around him. But even with that, Fang Lin could feel that the person in front of him was an extremely powerful.
In fact, maybe only his master at his peak can fight this person if he’s also at the peak!
Fang Lin’s eyes widened as he realized what this old man was.
“You…” Fang Lin said slowly. “Are you a master grandpa?”
“A master grandpa? What do you mean by that?” The wizened old man asked with his eyebrows raised.
“You know, like a spirit of a really powerful practitioner that resides in an object.” Fang Lin said with a flourish. “Then a person will find that object and meet the master grandpa inside it. Then this master grandpa will teach that person whether because he liked it or because he needed to do so.”
Fang Lin already had some knowledge about master grandpas from all those corny fantasy novels that Wang Hao read. Fang Lin was forced by Wang Hao to read those fantasy novels because if was ‘for his own good.’
And from all those novels, one of the common topics was the mc finding an object with the master grandpa inside it. Then this master grandpa will help the mc reach the heights of cultivation because of certain reasons. Whatever reasons that will be, Fang Lin was sure a master grandpa will always be there to help the mc.
“Is my Master Wang Hao a master grandpa?” Fang Lin have always wondered about that too. But after remembering his behavior, Fang Lin could only shake his head knowing Wang Hao was a little lax.
“……” The old man gave Fang Lin a weird look, as if there was something wrong with him. In the end, he sighed as he said,
“Unfortunately, you are right about some parts. I am a powerful practitioner who roamed the wide Universe! But due to some events, my body was destroyed, and only my spirit remained. I do not want to enter the cycle of reincarnation yet, so I used the remaining power I have to hide somewhere. I then sensed the power in this tablet, and I decided to hide inside it.”
“I was then in slumber after that. I only woke up after you entered this place.”
“Wait this old man said he does not want to enter the reincarnation cycle? Does he not know about how reincarnation was almost impossible now and all spirits go into the Underworld?” Fang Lin thought incredulously to himself.
“If what he said was true, then does that mean that he existed even before the establishment of the Underworld Realm? That’s almost impossible!”
The old man then shook his head as he continued talking. “Unfortunately for you, I do not plan to take any disciples. Even if I choose one, I will only take those with great talents. As for you- hmm?” The old man then stared at Fang Lin closely, as if he was trying to observe him.
At the end, the old man’s mouth went wide open as he stared at Fang Lin as if he was a ghost.
“You-you-you….you are a mutated and evolved Godly Divine Beast!”
Since this old man already detected it, Fang Lin realized he had no choice but to admit it. “Yeah that’s right. I am indeed what you said? Is that talented enough for you?”
“Yes! Yes! Yes!” The old man said as he gave a delighted look to Fang Lin. “A Godly Divine Beast was already rare enough, yet one that had mutated and even evolved was much more! In fact, aside from that person, you are the only evolved Godly Divine Beast that I met!”
“There’s another evolved Godly Divine Beast like me?” Fang Lin pondered slowly. He was about to ask this old man who this person was when the old man hugged him as he said,
“Please, be my disciple! I will do everything to groom you to be a powerful practitioner!”
“Well……. I already have a master.” Fang Lin replied sheepishly. “Besides, didn’t you say that you will not take any disciples?”
“I have changed my mind!” The old man said quickly. “Besides, it’s not always wrong to have more masters right? The more the better right?”
“……..” Fang Lin knew that having more than one master was allowed. By why should he take this old man as his master? What help can he give to him?
“I can teach you alchemy, blacksmithing, talisman making and artifact making!” The old man said, making Fang Lin’s breath hitch quickly. His master Wang Hao had no knowledge about those things. Wang Hao can only help Fang Lin in terms of combat and survival skills.
Hearing this old man saying that he can teach him those auxiliary skills made Fang Lin highly tempted to accept his offer. But he still kept quiet, giving the old man a withering look.
But deep inside him, he was snickering, wanting this old man to offer more.
“From the looks of it, I can wheedle out many good offers from this old man! Just like what my master said, as long as I can squeeze out benefits, I must squeeze out more!” Fang Lin resisted the urge to salivate as he waited for other benefits this old man can give to him.
Seeing the look on Fang Lin’s face, the old man realized what was going on. He grimaced, knowing he seemed to have met a tricky one. So the old man then decided to also go all-out to obtain what he wanted.
“If you accept me as your master right now, I can make you reach the peak of the Second Stage!”