"Lin Feng, I know you have doubts. You can tell me everything. Let's chat, as teacher and disciple. We can spend the entire night chatting!"
They were in the room of the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points, it was dark, candles flickered and two people's shadows danced on the wall. Their shadows bounced back and forth, and became tiny, then huge, then tiny, then huge again.
Lin Feng and the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points were seated at a table, holding glasses of wine. There were also some plates with pickled vegetables on the table. It was the first time they took time to drink together since the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points and Lin Feng had known each other. It was also the first time they were going to have a heart to heart talk since the reunification of the Region of the Eight Corners.
"Master, what was the purpose of reunifying the Region of the Eight Corners? How will this help us fight against Kun Dao? I don't think it will. Kun Dao is the Ancestor of the North and you had me reunify a territory of the Northwest, in Ni Huang's territory. I don't understand," Lin Feng said.
He hadn't had the opportunity to ask the old man that question before. There had been issues in the Bright and Colorful Mountain and Lakes painting, then Cheng Shan had caused trouble, then he had been in Ao Ce's grave, then he had had to deal with the Five Territory Alliance, and then Zhen Yu had come to kill him with some Holy Godly Ancestors.
All those things had happened after the old man had told him he should reunify the Region of the Eight Corners... and the old man had helped him only once, at the most important moment. He could have died, but now, the Region of the Eight Corners was reunified.
Lin Feng needed an explanation from the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points!
Lin Feng took a sip of wine disrespectfully, without toasting first. The Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points noticed, but he didn't get angry, and just smiled, "Young man, I knew you'd ask sooner or later. I will tell you everything," said the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points, smiling and downing his glass. He was convinced the order of the universe was going to change soon. Lin Feng was angry and had doubts, but he was soon going to be dumbstruck.
"I don't know what you're thinking, but all I can tell you is why I wanted you to reunify the Region of the Eight Corners. It's very simple: I want you to replace Ni Huang and become the overlord of the Northwest. As simple as that!"
Lin Feng was struck speechless.
Ten minutes later, Lin Feng took a deep breath. The old man looked at him and shook his head unceasingly. Lin Feng asked, "Are you sure you're not trying to kill me?"
"Of course! On the contrary, I want to help you!" said the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points, shaking his head. From the beginning to the end, he didn't know what to do until Lin Feng had accidentally shown up in the Region of the Eight Corners. He had started plotting on that day.
Now the region was reunified. That was already a third of the Northwest. Lin Feng just had to break through to the Earthly Godly Ancestor layer and then defeat Ni Huang. After that, he'd officially become the overlord of the Northwest!
"Master, I think you want to hurt me," Lin Feng replied, smiling wryly. The plans of the old man were massive. Lin Feng had never thought that way. He had just thought he would become an overlord once the Region of the Eight Corners was reunified, and be on equal terms with Ni Huang.
But his way of thinking had been too simplistic. Besides, Lin Feng couldn't be satisfied with just the Region of the Eight Corners. He had ambition. He never stopped progressing and expanding his horizons!
Lin Feng would manage to reunify the Northwest someday, but the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points had done everything. If he hadn't been there, Ni Huang would have simply destroyed Lin Feng!
Of course, with the Ice Spirit and the Fire Spirit, Lin Feng would have an amazing trump card. With them and the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points, he didn't need to worry about Ni Huang anymore.
"Hehe, Lin Feng, if you want to become an overlord, breaking through to the Earthly Godly Ancestor layer isn't enough. You also need to show how brave and fearless you are. You remember how people become overlords, right? There are many Earthly Godly Ancestors, but not many overlords.
"The most important thing is that those who can't become overlords aren't brave and aggressive enough. They have no balls. You're not that kind of person.
"Remember, you have to be perfect. Perfection is the only thing which will make people submit and worship you," said the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points gently.
Lin Feng's expression didn't change, but he was astonished inside. Indeed, he couldn't be satisfied just because he had the Region of the Eight Corners. The world was huge! The whole World of Battles was his goal. He wanted to become a peerless cultivator, right?
He wanted to be the strongest cultivator in the world. That way, nobody would ever pose a threat to him!
"I understand. Thank you very much, Master," Lin Feng said, bowing hand over fist respectfully.
"Good then. Do you have any other questions?" asked the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points. He didn't take Lin Feng's reaction to heart. He hoped Lin Feng's doubts were cleared up.
"Master, I do have another question," Lin Feng said, thinking about Ni Huang. He remembered she had a husband, Cai Yue's father. Apparently, the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points had a common ancestor with someone from his family?
"Hehe, go ahead," said the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points downing another glass. He was in a great mood ow that he was getting closer and closer to his goal. He would get his revenge against Kun Dao soon. As soon as Lin Feng became the overlord of the Northwest, everything would be easy!
"Who's Ni Huang's husband?" asked Lin Feng with a frown.
As soon as he asked, the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points choked and spat wine, going pale. He seemed absolutely terrified.
"Why do you ask?" gasped the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points. He seemed surprised. He didn't understand why Lin Feng would ask such a question.
"Master, frankly speaking, Ni Huang's man and I come from the same world!" Lin Feng said nervously.
The old man's expression didn't change. At most, he was a bit surprised, then he smiled, "So you finally admit it?"
"You knew?" Lin Feng was astonished.
"Of course! Because you have no distinct signs from this world, the Country of Eternity, the Continent of the Gods or some other small worlds. It means you're from that dimension, like Ni Huang's husband!"
"A man from Tian Dao Yuan, called Ancestor Kong, brought my soul to the Continent of the Nine Clouds. He said they needed me to avoid a calamity," Lin Feng said honestly. He hoped the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points would have an explanation.
But no answer.
Lin Feng didn't even believe Mister Time and Ancestor Kong had been honest with him. How could they even know there was a man on Earth who was able to save Tian Dao Yuan? How could they have brought him here through different dimensions! It was hard to believe.
Therefore, Lin Feng had asked the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points.
"Lin Feng, Tian Dao Yuan also exists in the World of Battles. Your existence in this world is extremely mysterious and abstruse, but what I know is that you and Ni Huang's husband are the same. We simply call you foreigners!
"I don't know why you're here. If you ever seen Ni Huang's husband, you can ask him. You're from the same world, after all!"
"I see," Lin Feng said. He was disappointed. At least he had confirmed that Ni Huang's husband was from the Earth now. But Lin Feng was from modern China, whereas the man was from the ancient past, the beginning of civilization on Earth.
Fu Xi... everybody knew that name, right?
Emperor Fu Xi! But what was he doing in the World of Battles? Why had he left the World of Battles again? Where was he?
Lin Feng was excited. He had always worshiped Fu Xi as a kid. Was he real?
"Lin Feng, in your world, people think Ni Huang's man is extremely strong?" the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points asked when he saw Lin Feng was so astonished.
"We can't say extremely strong, but in my opinion, he's amazing, because he's the founder of our culture!" Lin Feng admitted. He looked like a fan in front of their idol.
Everybody knew Fu Xi and Nü Wa's tales and legends!
"Wow." The Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points was stupefied. He had never seen Lin Feng like that. Since the man was strong in Lin Feng's world, it meant he was strong in the World of Battles as well.
"Lin Feng, I have to tell you something... the man whom you find so perfect, lost!"
"Impossible!" shouted Lin Feng instantly, his face going red.
The Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points was astonished once again. He had never seen Lin Feng like this.
Lin Feng realized he had gone too far so he apologized, "I'm sorry, Master, I'm getting emotional."
Indeed. Fu Xi, one of the forefathers of humans on Earth, his ancestor, had lost? It was a sad thing to hear!
"Don't be. I'm telling you the truth. He really lost. I don't know who exactly defeated him, but I can say I'm convinced it's Ancestor Nü's husband!"
"Ah? Ancestor Nü's husband?"