I firmly believe that Jin Ling rolling up to Dafan Mountain with 400 spirit nets was NOT purely Jiang Cheng’s doing, but rather a joint uncles venture to Build Jin Ling’s Self-Esteem via helicopter parenting.
Jiang Cheng, sympathetic to his nephew’s need to prove himself as a cultivator for Personal Reasons, but also terrified of harm befalling his one remaining relative: “And obviously I’ll keep an eye on him, but I can’t do the fighting for him, since the whole point is to get people to respect him. But he should be okay with enough supplies, like maybe a few spirit-trapping nets–”
Jin Guangyao, sympathetic to his nephew’s need to flex on his peers for Personal Reasons, and still delighted by the novelty of being able buy whatever he damn well wants: “Perfect! Here’s 400 of them.”
#alternately: JGY as a weak cultivator has minimal firsthand night hunt experience so he has no idea what a Normal Amount of nets is#‘it’s one night hunt Jiang Wanyin! how many nets could he need? 400?’ (via @poorlittleyaoyao)