Chapter 1705 – Joining Zhang Feng To Survive
Inside Zhang Feng’s room, 13 Nascent Soul Experts were sitting in a circle together. Zhao Hai, Hao Xing, and Zhang Hao were standing beside Zhang Feng. The group held cups filled with spirit wine in their hands.
Zhang Feng held up his cup towards the Nascent Soul Experts of the Wandering Soul Group and said, “Thank you for placing your trust in me. This is my spirit wine, have a taste.”
The Wandering Soul Group’s Nascent Soul Expert currently had their spiritual qi sealed. However, they didn’t mind it as they held their cups up with a smile on their face. They received Zhang Feng’s greetings and then downed the wine in their cup.
Zhang Feng’s spirit wine was something he acquired from Zhao Hai, naturally it tasted very good. After the group drank their wine, then couldn’t help but give it praise.
Zhang Feng also liked the wine, he smiled at his guests and said, “Everyone, if you like, I will ask Li Lin to send you a few jars of wine. Senior Brothers, you should take a few jars with you later. I want to thank you for your help.”
“Little Feng, you’re too polite. But I really like the taste of this wine. I, Tie Ying, haven’t drunk a wine as tasty as this in my entire life. You’ll have to prepare a lot for me.”
Zhang Feng laughed and said, “That’s not a problem. I’ll send you several jars.”
Tie Ying was Tie Zhantian’s first disciple. He achieved the Nascent Soul Stage through body cultivation. His defense is unparalleled and his strength is unequaled. In the Black Tiger Gang, he was known as the Iron Hawk. His strength was endless.
Zhang Feng drank a few more cups with the others before he turned his head to Hao Xing and said, “Little Xing, how’s the ship? We have to go back before the energy storm.”
Hao Xing smiled and said, “First Senior Brother can rest assured. After the ghost-face ship has been disassembled and loaded into the treasure ship, we will immediately head back.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “Alright, that’s good.”
However, Hao Xing’s words caused Tie Ying and the others to be stunned, especially the experts from the Wandering Soul Group. Their expression changed when they heard Zhang Feng, one of them looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Sir, what’s going on? The ghost-face ship is a valuable large artifact. Why would you want to disassemble it?”
Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “Everyone, you don’t need to worry. Since we’ll disassemble it, we naturally have our way to remake it. When we return, we’ll need to use a transmission formation. Since the ghost-face ship is very large, it will be troublesome to bring it along. Therefore, we can only use this method.”
Tie Ying looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Remake? It may be very hard to do that to the ghost face ship. Little Feng, are you confident?”
Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “First Brother, you can rest assured. There won’t be any problems. How about I send you a ghost-face ship once I remake it?”
Zhang Feng said this because in recent generations, a decision was made to greatly reduce the power of the Gang Leader. One of these reductions were disallowing the Gang Leader’s disciples to become one of the top ten core disciples. At most they can enjoy the treatment of ordinary core disciples. Therefore, they weren’t allowed a personal mountain as well as a large artifact.
In the past, the reason the Gang Leader held so much power was because his disciples were among the top ten core disciples. In this case, the Gang Leader had a lot of access to resources and strength. Naturally, the Gang Leader’s right to speak was much louder.
The proposal to weaken the Gang Leader came from the families headed by the Hu Clan. At that time, the proposal was strongly opposed by the Gang Leader. Unfortunately, the families under the Hu Clan had a lot of clout. The proposal was passed which marked the decline of the Gang Leader’s influence. Meanwhile, the power of the families increased. This became the biggest source of infighting within the Black Tiger Gang.
It was for this reason that although Tie Ying was the Gang Leader’s first disciple, he still didn’t have a mountain of his own nor a large artifact. He could only have the status of an ordinary core disciple. If it weren’t for the new rule, then he would have easily snatched the position of the top core disciple with his strength.
Hearing Zhang Feng, Tie Ying’s eyes couldn’t help but shine as he said, “So it’s true? You know a master refiner?”
Zhang Feng smiled and didn’t elaborate, “You don’t have to worry about that. I promise that I’ll get one for you. As for the rest of you, I can get you all one. However, you’ll have to wait a while. A large artifact isn’t easy to refine.”
As soon as Tie Ying and the others heard Zhang Feng, they were convinced that Zhang Feng knew a refining grandmaster. They no longer asked about it. Tie Ying nodded and said, “Alright, then I’ll wait for it.”
Zhang Feng smiled faintly, then he nodded and said, “In the future, if Senior Brothers need anything for cultivation, feel free to come to me. This Junior Brother made a small fortune recently. Whether you need pills or artifacts, just tell me.”
Hearing Zhang Feng, Tie Ying’s eyes shone. He waved his hand and took out a huge beast. The beast had just died. It was an eagle with cyan wings, golden claws, and a sharp beak. One could see at a glance how strong it was.
Tie Ying looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Little Feng, I won’t be polite to you. This is a Goldwind Eagle I recently killed. Do you think you can make something from it for me? The other parts aren’t as important, but I want the wings to be processed. You should know that I’m not that fast. I want a pair of wings to be refined to increase my speed.”
Zhang Feng looked at the huge Goldwind Eagle awkwardly, then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Lin, you also have some knowledge about refining. How do you think this eagle should be processed?”
Naturally, Zhang Feng asked Zhao Hai about this because he wanted to see what Zhao Hai could make out of the eagle. Zhao Hai looked at the Goldwind Eagle and said, “Replying to Senior Brother. This Goldwind Eagle is a strong beast, so its entire body is a treasure. The most ideal method to process it is to make a full-body armor. Not only can it increase speed, the gloves can also have retractable claws. The eagle’s head can also be made into a headpiece that would increase defense. The eyes could also be refined into something useful. Of course, since this is the most ideal, the difficulty to refine the armor wouldn’t be any less than refining a large artifact. It’s possible to refine only the wings. Although its success rate would be better than refining an entire armor, it would still be more difficult compared to refining ordinary artifacts. After all, wing artifacts that can increase speed are very difficult to refine.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng’s eyes shone. He knew that since Zhao Hai brought up the topic of making a full-body armor, then Zhao Hai was confident in refining one. Otherwise he wouldn’t have brought it up.
Zhang Feng turned to Tie Ying and said, “Senior Brother, you heard that. Refining wouldn’t be easy. The most I can do is accept the eagle for refining. It’s up to you if you want a full-body armor or a wing artifact.”
Tie Ying laughed and said, “That’s easy. Only fools would want the wings on its own. I naturally want full-body armor. Rest assured, I won’t go after you if it fails. In the worst case, I would have just lost a Goldwind Eagle corpse.”
Tie Ying naturally wouldn’t think too much about the refining. However, among the Nascent Soul Experts of the Wandering Soul Group was a decent refining expert. As soon as he heard Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but be startled.
A refining master isn’t only evaluated by their success rate, their sense of design was also very important. A good refining master can sometimes be seen from the design of their artifact. Take the Goldwind Eagle for example, other refiners would just take the wings, beak, and claws and make them into artifacts. The other parts would be thrown away. The eagle’s feathers might be pulled out and made into projectile artifacts. Refiners who make use of the feathers could already be considered as good refiners.
People like Zhao Hai, who would make a complete suit of armor from the Goldwind Eagle, would definitely be refining grandmasters. Being able to think of such designs required confidence in their talent.
The Wandering Soul Group expert looked at Zhao Hai with a trace of doubt in his eyes. It must be known that a refining master’s capability was directly related to their strength. In order to refine good artifacts, a refining master’s strength needs to be high. Most good refiners were at the Core Formation Stage. This was because the Core Formation Stage would allow them to use their core fire. A core fire is a flame produced by the gold core. This flame can refine almost every material, which would increase the success rate of the refining. Meanwhile, Nascent Soul Experts would be able to use a flame called the true fire. Not only can true fire increase the success rate of refining, it could also enhance the quality of an artifact. It was even able to grant a special ability to an artifact.
Zhao Hai was just at the Dao Avatar Stage, how could he have a high refining level? The Wandering Soul Gang’s Nascent Soul Expert couldn’t help but suspect the strength of ‘Li Lin’.
Zhang Feng didn’t have this in mind as he looked at Tie Ying and said, “Alright, since I have Senior Brother’s confidence, I can assure you that I would find someone to refine it for you. It would be great if it succeeds. However, don’t be too hopeful.”
After he said that, he turned to the others and said, “Everyone, if you have anything, you can take it out. I’ll ask someone to have it refined.”
The other Senior Brothers looked at each other before Tie Zhantian’s third disciple, Tie Yi, took out a pile of medicinal plants and said, “Junior Brother, I’ll be impolite to you too. These are materials for the Dragon-Tiger Life Saving Pill. There are ten sets here. As long as you can help me refine a pill, I’ll be in your debt.”
Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “That’s not a problem, leave it to me.” After he said that, he put away the medicinal plants and then glanced at the others who shook their heads. Tie Zhantian’s second disciple, Tie Ling, smiled faintly and said, “We want something refined, but the materials aren’t ready yet. We’ll go to you when we have it.”
Zhang Feng couldn’t help but smile as he said, “Just give me your materials. I’ll see if I can get the missing ones. If I can’t, then I’ll inform you.”
The other Senior Disciples took out their materials and gave it to Zhang Feng along with their request. Zhang Feng also assured them one by one.