The Eternal Supreme - Chapter 224
Chapter 224: Massive Primordial Qi
The face of the Innate Palace’s master was gloomy as well. “It had silently wiped out the Xingyang family, causing the whole Firecrow Empire to be nervous for half a month. After that, a Martial Emperor appeared, killed Xingyang Huo, and even took his Bluelotus Earth Fire. Hmph! Even the warrior behind Li Yunxiao is strong enough to wipe out our sects, not to mention that Martial Emperor!”
“Indeed! Our skins are important, but our lives and foundations are more important. Xiao Guang, I advise you to control yourself. We cannot afford to offend Yanwu,” the sect leader of the Darksun Sect said kindly.
The three of them discussed for a few more moments, all sighing before flying away in different directions. With an extremely unsightly expression, Xiao Guang also flew toward the Hundred Swords Sect with all his disciples.
After the four men had left, Duan Yue said grumpily, “Are you really so greedy until you don’t cherish your skin? I don’t think you are so poor! After all, you are a city lord, and I heard you are backed by Myriad Treasures Store. Is it real?”
Yunxiao shook his head and said, “Of course it’s fake! If I were backed by Myriad Treasures Store, would I still need to go to great lengths to collect Primordial Stones? In this world, how can one cultivate without Primordial Stones?”
He discovered that after he began to cultivate the Tyrant Body Tempering Technique, the Primordial Stones it took him to advance by one level was a few times, or even a dozen times more than that of his previous life. And after the trip to the South Sea, his heart sank completely. He had absorbed almost all the Spirit Qi in a Kunwu Divine Tree that had grown for tens of thousands of years, and yet he only managed to advance by one major realm. If the same amount of Spirit Qi were given to any ordinary warrior, as long as his body could endure it, there was a good chance he would have already broken through to become a Martial Grandmaster, or even a Martial Supreme.
He began to feel that his body was a bottomless pit. If this continued, he would not be able to afford the Primordial Stones he needed to cultivate one day. He really wanted to ask Ao Changkong how he had cultivated to the peak of a Martial Sovereign. The so-called invincible fleshly body was completely built upon a mountain of Primordial Stones!
‘Well, I can only take one step at a time. Since Ao Changkong can do it, so can I!’
Duan Yue, too, was aghast at the nature of his cultivation. “Only those superpowers have such resource-consuming cultivation techniques. You’re not a disciple of those superpowers, are you?”
The Heavenly Martial Continent was nominally governed by the Holy Realm, but there were still some powerful sects and aristocratic families in this world, who were no less powerful than the Holy Realm. Such powers were called superpowers on the Heavenly Martial Continent, and they could shake the whole world with just a single stamp of their feet.
Yunxiao snorted and said, “I wish I were, but I fear no power would take me in.”
He stood on the Bluewolf chariot and flew around the whole Supreme Palace, blanketing the whole mountain range with his divine sense. Soon, he found the location of the spirit mountain’s essence.
The eye of Spirit Qi turned out to be a woodshed in a corner of the Supreme Palace, where Yunxiao was taken to when Ma Tianhe gave a banquet last time.
There was a strange look on Yunxiao’s face as a beam of golden light burst out of his forehead and transformed into a stone tablet that was about a meter tall in the air, before falling down.
The Divine Realm Tablet landed directly atop the eye of Spirit Qi and rooted firmly like a plant in the ground. At that moment, streams of underground Spirit Qi began to gather from all directions. Under Yunxiao’s divine sense, the earth beneath his feet was filled with surging Spirit Qi like thousands of rivers flowing into the sea.
He had constructed a huge nine dragons energy-absorbing array in the tablet, but he did not expect that it would begin functioning by itself. That gave him an idea, and he murmured to himself, “If I construct other types of arrays, can I use them directly through the Divine Realm Tablet?”
The idea immediately startled him. If it worked, he would have a moving fortress whose ability could be constantly enhanced.
“What is this?” Duan Yue looked at the glowing Divine Realm Tablet in astonishment, clearly able to feel how extraordinary it was.
Yunxiao said, “Come with me. Relax your divine sense and don’t resist the guidance of my divine sense.”
He pulled Duan Yue and they entered the tablet with just a step, hovering in midair.
Duan Yue was taken aback. He rubbed his eyes and spread out his divine sense as he glanced about in horror and said, “This…here…Don’t tell me we are now inside the stone tablet, and don’t tell me this is a spatial mystic artifact with its own independent space!”
Surprised, Yunxiao said, “It looks like you know a lot. Not many people on this continent know about a mystic artifact. Even alchemists may not know about its existence.”
Duan Yue froze to the spot, and his brain completely lost its ability to think.
In the Heavenly Martial Realm, it was said that there were ancient almighty experts who could tear apart heaven and earth and create a small world of their own with the elements of earth, water, fire and wind. The five wonderlands that descended on the continent every once in a while were rumored to be the small worlds created by ancient almighty experts.
And in the legends were some mythological figures who could evolve and refine this kind of small world, and some could even integrate them into mystic artifacts to create a very unique kind of existence, known as spatial mystic artifacts.
Spatial mystic artifacts and storage mystic artifacts were two different concepts, and they were not comparable. Storage mystic artifacts were created by compressing and integrating space with mystic artifacts through arrays, and they could be used to store things. Meanwhile, spatial mystic artifacts were independent small worlds with the elements of earth, water, fire and wind!
“This…This place is really the interior of a spatial mystic artifact…” Duan Yue’s mind was completely blank, and he murmured to himself, “Tens of thousands of years ago, the peerless expert of the generation, Bai Lizun, gathered the strength of the whole Heavenly Martial Continent and refined a spatial mystic artifact called Noah’s Heavenly Ship, but it was destroyed while traveling into Mount Meru. There are many disputes and debates among later generations of alchemists on whether the Noah’s Heavenly Ship was a spatial mystic artifact. But in front of me now…” He paused and then went on incredulously, “This is definitely a real spatial mystic artifact, something that only exists in the legends. And this is not the Noah’s Heavenly Ship…I can’t believe there is a second spatial mystic artifact on the Heavenly Martial Continent!”
Yunxiao smiled approvingly and said, “It seems that you are quite knowledgeable, even knowing about the Noah’s Heavenly Ship. I’m sure the ship is definitely a spatial mystic artifact, but I have not seen it unfortunately. However, I’m also sure that its grade is definitely not greater than my Divine Realm Tablet.”
There were already thousands of people cultivating inside the Divine Realm Tablet. They all just marveled at it, and no one knew that this treasure was a heaven-defying existence. But, Duan Yue knew. This thing was not only heaven-defying, it was a world on its own, with its own set of rules!
“It’s a pity that I’m not strong enough and cannot completely refine this treasure yet. We are just having some spiritual connection,” said Yunxiao regretfully.
“Refine…” Duan Yue was drenched in a cold sweat. If Yunxiao could completely refine this spatial mystic artifact, he would become the real supreme existence in this world. His every move and word would be the ‘rule’ of this world! That would make him a god here!
“After coming back from the South Sea and making contact with this Divine Realm Tablet again, I seem to have gained additional insights. During this period, you will cultivate inside the tablet. I’ve constructed a nine dragons energy-absorbing array here, so the Spirit Qi is tens of times richer than the outside. I want to have a good study on this tablet.”
After arranging a place for the dumbstruck Duan Yue, Yunxiao floated up in the void and began to meditate in silence.
The Spirit Qi in the whole tablet turned into huge ropes as they poured toward him from all directions.
“Absorb now, One Qi of Destiny!”
Yunxiao performed a few incantation gestures with both hands. His body burst into a golden light, and then the almost corporeal Spirit Qi began to crazily rush into him.
But, he seemed to feel that it was not enough. With a wave of a hand, various Primordial Stones appeared around him, mixed with glinting purple Primordial Crystals. They almost blotted out the sky, stretching for thousands of meters. These were all his Primordial Stones and Primordial Crystals. Inside the Divine Realm Tablet, even if Primordial Qi were scattered through the air, it would not be wasted.
Yunxiao threw out a punch, and a powerful gust of wind spread and crushed the Primordial Stones, releasing a large amount of Primordial Qi contained in them. He did not stop there, but threw out thousands of punches in the span of a few breaths, causing the sky to turn misty.
His figure gradually faded, wrapped by the vast expanse of Primordial Qi. Then, he began to crazily absorb and cultivate.
If it had been another one-star Martial Lord who crazily absorbed Spirit Qi like Yunxiao, he would have died from the explosion of his body. But, his dantian was like a bottomless pit, which would never be full no matter how much Spirit Qi was poured into it. Instead, the Spirit Qi was directly converted into a strange force and absorbed by his flesh, fusing into his bones, meridians, skins and other parts, greatly nourishing every structure inside him.
After the Tyrant Body Tempering Technique reached the second level, his physical strength would increase with every advancement of his cultivation base as well. However, if he wished to make his fleshly body reach the peak level and break through with his cultivation base together, the amount of Spirit Qi required would be simply appalling.
That was Yunxiao’s biggest concern now. He could no longer put aside his flesh and cultivate his Qi alone; he had to work on both. And the massive amount of Primordial Qi his flesh needed would greatly hinder his cultivation speed. This might be the disadvantage of the Tyrant Body Tempering Technique.
Every earthshaking martial technique required great perseverance and effort to achieve something. He now finally understood that the Martial Sovereign Tyrant, Ao Changkong’s position at the top of the Heaven and Earth Power Chart was not a matter of luck. The amount of Primordial Qi he had taken to cultivate the Tyrant Body Tempering Technique to the peak of the Nine Heavens realm was enough to make hundreds of warriors break through to the Nine Heavens realm!
It was the long accumulation and nourishment that perfected his flesh, giving him his Indestructible Body!
Somewhere inside the tablet, Duan Yue watched with a complicated look as the mass of almost corporeal Primordial Qi gathered in the void and wrapped Yunxiao inside. He murmured to himself, “This lad’s future achievements will most likely exceed our imagination…”
“There have been countless almighty experts in the endless years of the Heavenly Martial Realm, and I think his name will be among them soon…”
Duan Yue sighed as he sat cross-legged and calmed himself before beginning to meditate.