Chapter 1: Talent Awakening, System Return
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
On the mountainside, clouds and mist lingered. One could vaguely see the ancient buildings, as if there was a giant beast hovering above the clouds, looking down at all living things. One could only feel that it was extremely majestic.
At this moment, there were quite a number of people who were like pilgrims, devoutly stepping into it. Lin Bai was one of them.
His appearance was delicate and pretty, but his eyes were like a deep pool, flickering with a calm light. Perhaps it was because he was a little nervous that there would be a ripple.
After all, this was his last chance. Everyone had five chances to awaken in their lifetime, and those who exceeded the age limit would never be able to awaken again.
“You are Lin Bai?” This time, the leader was a middle-aged man in his forties. He looked at the booklet in his hand to confirm Lin Bai’s identity.
Lin Bai nodded. “Yes.”
The person in charge was a little surprised. Then, he said casually, “Go in.”
“You are quite persistent –”
Lin Bai stopped in his tracks and walked straight to the Awakening Hall. It had been twenty-three years since he had transmigrated to this world.
As a person who had transmigrated to a different world from the twenty-first century, this world was different from the modern metropolis. This world was obviously biased toward fantasy. The two main professions were martial artists and beastmasters.
Of course, there were other professions, but they were relatively unorthodox and the number of people practicing them was relatively small.
Martial artists valued individual strength, training the body, practicing weapons, practicing martial arts, and so on. Beastmaster focused on building a connection with all things, turning them into their own use, and growing together.
Lin Bai’s physique was not suitable for martial artists, so he could only choose beastmaster. But generally, adult men and women could enter the Awakening Hall and choose to awaken their pets.
However, five years had passed, and Lin Bai had always returned empty-handed. He had never awakened. If he missed this opportunity, he would never have another chance. It was no wonder that the person in charge just now had such an expression.
Lin Bai was almost famous in the town. No one thought that he would succeed this time.
In the Awakening Hall, stone pillars stood in the east, south, west, and north. Mysterious totem beast patterns were carved on them. Light flowed in them, as if they were going to come to life in the next second. They stared at the crowd in the hall like a tiger eyeing its prey.
In the middle was a huge transparent crystal. It was said that it was made of ancient strange stones, and it contained the power of the laws of Heaven and earth. The huge formation covered it, as if it was the rising sun.
As it circulated, there was a faint pressure that made people not dare to look directly at it.
At this moment, there were already many people waiting in the hall. When they saw Lin Bai’s arrival, they immediately had strange expressions.
“Isn’t this the person who failed to awaken four times? Why is he here again this year?”
“After all, this is his last chance. Maybe he will be lucky. It’s still unknown if he would really succeeded in awakening.”
The discussions were endless. No one had any intention of hiding it. They pointed at Lin Bai and looked as if they were watching a show.
“Quiet down, everyone. What kind of place is the Awakening Hall? How can it be tolerated that you all making a racket here? If you don’t want to awaken, then get out!”
An angry roar came from inside the hall, as if a majestic mountain had descended from the sky, pressing down on everyone until they could hardly breathe. The few people who were still talking just now instantly became like cicadas that kept quiet.
A tall man walked out from inside, his eyes full of coldness. His gaze swept over Lin Bai, and seeing that he was unperturbed by the favor or disgrace, his expression did not change, but there was a hint of approval in his expression.
Everyone walked to the crystal in an orderly manner. If the awakening was successful, the crystal would change color, and vice versa. The depth of the awakening of spiritual power would also be judged based on the color of the crystal.
Soon, Lin Bai heard his name. He took a deep breath and slowly placed his hand on the crystal. Even though he had always been calm, at this moment, he was a little flustered.
If he could not succeed this time, he would have to live his life as a good-for-nothing.
Unfortunately, the heavens did not seem to hear his prayer. After a moment, the crystal was still the same as before. There was no reaction.
“I told you he couldn’t do it. Why try? It’s a waste of time.”
There was a commotion in the line. Lin Bai could clearly feel the gazes on his body like needles. The anger in his heart surged, but he could not get rid of it.
The man who spoke earlier could not help but reveal a sympathetic expression. He opened his mouth as if he wanted to say something.
In the next second, it suddenly came to life!
“Buzz!”! The crystal actually began to tremble. Soon after, a beam of white light rose from the ground. It was so piercing that everyone could hardly open their eyes.
“What, what is going on!”
Everyone was immediately dumbfounded. The intensity of spiritual power was divided into red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, blue, and purple. The Awakening Hall had stood for a thousand years, but there had never been a white color!
Everyone was dumbfounded as they looked at the scene in front of them.
The beam of light shot straight into the sky. Even the people at the foot of the mountain saw it. They looked at each other, not knowing what had happened here.
[ Ding — binding host Lin Bai, the 10,000 times return system has been successfully activated. ]
Just as everyone was shocked, a mechanical voice sounded in Lin Bai’s mind. His pupils constricted slightly, and then he revealed an excited expression.
Wasn’t this the legendary Golden Finger? It sounded very grand.
It turned out that this 10,000 times return system could transfer the bound person’s cultivation to his spiritual pet, and then the system would randomly return it, ranging from two times to 10,000 times.
Although there were some aspects that depended on appearance, it was not a loss no matter what. Moreover, the most important thing was that the spiritual pet had a certain chance of evolving back to its ancestors.
Lin Bai was even more excited after he figured out the function of the system. It should be known that other people worked hard to cultivate, but he only needed to pass on his strength, and he would be able to double the growth. At the same time, his spirit pet would also be able to profit from it.
With both of them working together, his combat strength would be several times that of others. It was undoubtedly a time-saving and labor-saving existence.
After a moment, the white light gradually extinguished. Everyone’s gaze fell on Lin Bai, and then looked at the crystal that had returned to its calm state. They were still somewhat unable to react.
“I should have successfully awakened.”
In the end, it was Lin Bai’s words that pulled back everyone’s thoughts. The few people in charge of the main hall looked at each other in dismay. Their expressions were somewhat at a loss. In the end, it was the man from before who spoke.
“Alright, if there’s no problem, you can go.”
He calmly sized up Lin Bai. His gaze was somewhat inquisitive, but Lin Bai calmly walked out of the main door.
With the 10,000 times return system, he could cultivate both martial arts and beast taming. However, the only thing was that since he was young, his family background was ordinary. If he cultivated both at the same time, one could imagine that it would cost a lot of resources.
“But fortunately, I have the system in hand. Even ordinary spirit beasts can evolve. When I have enough money, I can buy high-grade spirit beast eggs…”
Thinking of this, Lin Bai already had a plan in his mind.