Chapter 3: Gluttony’s Might
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At night, the surroundings became quiet. Other than the occasional sound of insects, there was only the sound of patrolling disciples passing by.
At that moment, Zhou Feng entered his designated courtyard.
That’s right! It was a separate courtyard.
These new disciples would actually live in their own courtyards. They even sent over a pile of food.
Apart from these, there was also a manual.
However, the more the Tri-Gu Sect showed such an attitude, the more uneasy Zhou Feng became.
As an intelligent person, he naturally understood that there was no such thing as getting something for nothing.
For example, would there be a stranger in this world giving you money for no reason?
There were only two possibilities: that person was either a fool or could obtain more benefits from you. There was basically no other possibility.
The disciples who patrolled outside from time to time confirmed Zhou Feng’s thoughts. When he tentatively walked out of the courtyard earlier, they immediately discovered him and chased him back to his courtyard.
‘Could it be related to the so-called reverse-feeding?’
Zhou Feng recalled that Instructor Wei had said that most of them would receive the Bloodthirsty Gu’s reverse-feeding tonight.
‘Could there be some accident during this reverse-feeding process? Thus, they keep the new disciples under close surveillance?’
Faced with such strange things, Zhou Feng could not control his thoughts.
‘Forget it! Forget it! Thinking so much will only cause more trouble!’
There was no point in thinking so much. Even if his speculations were correct, what could he do?
Without enough strength, he could not change his current situation.
As such, Zhou Feng picked up the meat in front of him.
This was cooked meat the sect had sent them, and he could just grab it and eat it.
What was a little exaggerated was that there were two baskets of meat.
That’s right! You didn’t read wrong! There were two baskets of meat!
There was nothing other than meat. As for beverages, there was only water in the water tank beside him.
Zhou Feng bit off a large piece of meat while muttering in his heart, ‘Why do I feel more and more that this is like feeding a pig?’
Due to the Bloodthirsty Gu, Zhou Feng was still very hungry even after consuming the Blood Replenishing Pill. Hence, he started wolfing down the food. He was still more interested in dry food.
Speaking of which, Zhou Feng recalled his Gluttony (Passive).
Zhou Feng opened his skill panel and took a casual look. He found that this passive skill had actually been triggered.
[Digesting Unknown Beast Meat, Blood Qi +1!]
[Digesting Unknown Beast Meat, Blood Qi +2!]
[Digesting Unknown Beast Meat, Blood Qi +1!]
At present, his stomach was like an incinerator. It was constantly digesting the beast meat, and it would, in turn, produce Blood Qi to nourish his entire body.
Zhou Feng could clearly feel a large warm current flowing through his body.
How should he put it? This feeling was like sitting in a small courtyard in winter while the warm sun was shining on his entire body.
That warm feeling made people subconsciously squint their eyes and relax their entire bodies.
Soon, however, this comfortable feeling disappeared.
After the Bloodthirsty Gu in his heart sensed the Blood Qi, it also began to move.
Moreover, the speed at which it absorbed the Blood Qi was much faster than before.
Zhou Feng suddenly felt flustered.
If he continued to absorb the Blood Qi, would he be sucked dry?
Zhou Feng instinctively started to devour the beast meat in front of him. He chewed and swallowed an endless amount of beast meat.
Now, he was glad that he had obtained the Gluttony (Passive) skill.
Thanks to this passive skill, he became a super glutton. He could continuously digest the beast meat in a very short period, converting it into a large amount of Blood Qi to feed the Bloodthirsty Gu.
Under the situation where the Bloodthirsty Gu was constantly absorbing the Blood Qi provided by the beast meat, Zhou Feng even had the strength to open the manual the sect had provided them.
‘Blood Solidification Art? This is a cultivation technique to control one’s own Blood Qi!?’
Only now did Zhou Feng realize that this was a method to counter the Bloodthirsty Gu.
This manual recorded a series of methods to counter the Bloodthirsty Gu and even had an introduction on the Bloodthirsty Gu.
The Bloodthirsty Gu was a very special Gu as it could live in any living being’s body. The Gu’s host had to provide a large amount of Blood Qi for it to absorb. Otherwise, the Bloodthirsty Gu would start from the heart, biting it bit by bit, urging the host to refine the Blood Qi.
Still, the Bloodthirsty Gu would not bite too hard. It would only use this as a punishment to urge the host.
Everyone could imagine how much effort the Bloodthirsty Gu’s host would put under the pressure of constant angina and the threat of death.
This Bloodthirsty Gu was no different than capitalists squeezing the workers!
‘As expected! I knew it!’
Zhou Feng could not help but feel a chill down his spine upon reading the Bloodthirsty Gu’s introduction.
Other than that, the manual included some simple methods to control the Bloodthirsty Gu.
There was also the most crucial and special method to circulate Blood Qi as it could speed up digestion.
At the same time, it could allow the Blood Qi to flow through the entire body, opening up some blocked meridians and making it easier for the subsequent cultivation.
This was the only hope for these new disciples to survive.
One had to know that cultivating Gu was not cheap. Even the lowest grade Bloodthirsty Gu was very troublesome to cultivate as it consumed a lot of resources.
Thus, the new disciples all experienced the most difficult obstacle: to control the Bloodthirsty Gu in their bodies and ensure that they would not be sucked dry.
For those who had not received this piece of information before, it was as difficult as ascending to the heavens.
Among Zhou Feng’s new batch of disciples, 80% of them were abandoned people who had been randomly captured.
The so-called abandoned people were refugees who wandered between the mountains and forests.
In contrast to the abandoned people, there were villagers who lived in fixed villages.
Compared to the abandoned people, those villagers had received a form of education and had some knowledge of cultivation.
Therefore, the main force of the new disciples was these villagers.
The rest of the abandoned people basically could not survive the night.
However, Zhou Feng did not know much about this.
He began to circulate his Blood Qi in a specific way in accordance with the Blood Solidification Art recorded in the manual.
In the beginning, he was still struggling.
But because he kept eating, a large amount of Blood Qi was generated in Zhou Feng’s body.
The Bloodthirsty Gu in his body was temporarily full and started to help him circulate his Blood Qi.
A new disciple was able to feed the Bloodthirsty Gu in him?
If the other Bloodthirsty Gu Masters knew about this, their jaws would drop in shock.
This had never happened before, after all. There had never been a mortal who could feed the greedy Bloodthirsty Gu.
Even the villagers would feed the Bloodthirsty Gu until it was half-full before using all sorts of methods to seal their Blood Qi, forcing the Bloodthirsty Gu to calm down.
As for feeding the Bloodthirsty Gu while letting it circulate their Blood Qi? That was something people did not even dare to imagine.
‘So that’s the case! This Bloodthirsty Gu can actually assist one’s cultivation! It is indeed a blessing and a curse!’
Zhou Feng was enlightened upon sensing that the Bloodthirsty Gu was helping him circulate his Blood Qi.
In reality, the Bloodthirsty Gu was helping him circulate the Blood Qi because it wanted more.
The Bloodthirsty Gu found that the Blood Qi in Zhou Feng’s body was simply too much.
It only needed a short period of time to transform.
The transformation needed more Blood Qi.
At this time, if it could help Zhou Feng circulate his Blood Qi and obtain more Blood Qi, why not do it?
Although the Bloodthirsty Gu’s intelligence was low, it still had a sliver of intelligence.
It only made the best choice based on instinct.