Accomplishment recognition problem
This is the accomplishment listing for Lin Langtian from chapter one. (please tell me if there are translation errors in the release that would explain things away)
At 10, he started training.
At 12 he broke through the 9th Layer of Tempered Body to enter into Yuan territory.
At 14, he advanced to the Earthly Yuan level.
At 17 he advanced to the Heavenly Yuan level.
At 25, the Yuan Qi in his body exchanged Yin and Yang, finally succeeding in forming a Dan. Like a carp that became a dragon, in one fell swoop, he joined the ranks of the rarified few in the Great Yan Dynasty to ever form a Yuan Dan before the age of 30.
This guy is revered as a first class genius and prodigy. I am assuming that he fought Lin Xiao sometime after that (explaining the one hit cripple).
Yet, by the time we reach the Wasteland Tablet about 7 years have passed, so generally he should be 32 at least.
Lin Dong meanwhile is at most 19 or so at that point (or possibly even younger only appearing older) and has reached sooooo much more. Yes he did so with luck and an immeasurable traesure, but no one knows that.
Yet while in tablet-space the reaction of the Lin clan (and frankly EVERYONE ELSE) generally considers Lin Dong's talent to only be 'pretty good'.
This happens in so many stories and is incredibly immersion breaking to me.
There is almost literally a 10 year age difference between their accomplishment yet everyone treats him like just above average.
I'm guessing that this is virtually always a mixture of the weird clan-is-life thinking of people combined with the author not figuring things out in the beginning, but come on.