Even Bai Xiaochun himself didn’t know exactly what his Spirit of Life was. However, he knew that because his cultivation wasn’t high enough, his Water Nation Technique only had a range limit of two hundred zhang and was unable to contain the body of his Spirit of Life.
But he wasn’t too concerned about it. After all, he had finally awakened his Spirit of Life; this meant that his several years strenuously cultivating the Water Nation Technique wasn’t wasted. This caused Bai Xiaochun to be full of expectations towards his Spirit of Life.
At this moment, when he heard the gossiping of the surrounding people, Bai Xiaochun dryly coughed, seemingly quite pleased with himself.
“Ai... My head seriously hurts... No matter where I go, there will always be a crowd cheering. In reality, I am a man who fancies to keep a low profile. Fine, I won’t complain about the previous incident when these disciples of the North Bank bullied me.” Just as Bai Xiaochun was about to stand up, he suddenly felt dizziness course though his mind. Following this, an extremely intense feeling of hunger suddenly struck up upon his whole body, causing him to feel powerless and unable to stand.
He hastily took out a pill and swallowed it. Only after the pill effects had merged and spread out within his body did he slightly recover and was able to stand up.
Under the extremely complicated gazes of the North Bank Disciples, Bai Xiaochun raised his head. Although his body was physically weak, he didn’t forget to assume the appearance of an expert with a melancholic expression. His pale face seemed to show some kind of special temperament; various kinds of emotions surfaced upon him as he slowly walked away.
Only after he walked a fair distance did the surrounding disciples of the North Bank begin to sigh. They weren’t clear about the feelings they had for Bai Xiaochun. In the beginning, he was the North Bank’s common enemy. This continued until the one month-long incessant battles at the Testing Stage. Later on, he then surpassed Gui Ya’s enlightenment and unleashed the world-shaking Water Nation Technique!
In their hearts, they recognised that Bai Xiaochun was indeed a Heaven’s Chosen, however, he was actually extremely constrating to the other Heaven’s Chosen. Whenever Bai Xiaochun came into their line of vision, they couldn’t help but feel the urge to beat him up. This was unrelated to the strength of their fleshy bodies, but was a feeling that came from their heart.
Ever since he arrived at the North Bank, the North Bank had pretty much never calmed down; there would always be an incident involving Bai Xiaochun. At this moment, the surrounding crowd were all sighing in their hearts.
Especially the inner sect disciples, who lamented even more; witnessing Bai Xiaochun use five times the amount of time that Gui Ya used to step into enlightenment, they could see that Bai Xiaochun’s enlightenment was different from Gui Ya’s.
It was too different that perhaps there was hardly any difference between them. However, those seventy days of observing this madness allowed them to witness Bai Xiaochun’s dedication, as well as the accumulation of his hard work which allowed him to pry open the door to enlightenment.
Beihan Lie was completely silent. Looking at the distant figure of Bai Xiaochun, he turned his body and directly went to his cave. He wanted to, once again, go into seclusion and attack the tenth layer of Qi Condensation, making his preparations for Foundation Establishment.
“Is it because my hard work and dedication wasn’t enough? Bai Xiaochun... Sooner or later, I will definitely surpass you!”
The Gongsun siblings, Xu Song and the other Chosen from the inner sect all sucked in a deep breath. They knew how powerful Bai Xiaochun was and the vast distance between them. Nevertheless, the more feeling of powerlessness they had, the more they felt an urge to be unwilling to always be supressed. With resolution in their eyes, they chose the same choice as Beihan Lie’s as they left the area.
“Hard work will fix our flaws. What Bai Xiaochun can do... We can also do!”
Almost instantaneously, the crowd from the North Bank began to disperse; the gaze of Gui Ya followed the direction that Bai Xiaochun left in. He wanted to know what Bai Xiaochun experienced after seeing the beast claw.
He didn’t want to hear the answer; he wanted to personally see it. This would let his Nightwalker Technique once again break through.
“Unless I can enter his memories and see the scene that I wish to see.” Gui Ya was seriously pondering about the feasibility of this matter, and after a long time, he shook his head.
“As of now, I don’t have a hundred percent confidence in doing this. However, after I reach Foundation Establishment…” A deep look appeared in Gui Ya’s eyes.
“Accoding to the prediction and from master, it should be about time for the three Foundation Establishment Sacred Land shared by the four great sects of the East Vein of the Tongtian River to open. The Meteor Sword Abyss, among the three Holy Lands… is also going to open. The tribulation cited by the Earth Vein Foundation Establishment, with my secret technique, I should be able to cite it eight times... with eighth levels of tide Earth Vein Foundation Establishement... it will definitely be easy.” Gui Ya nodded his head and turned around as he walked away.
Throughout the journey, Bai Xiaochun had been struggling to maintain the appearance of an expert. The moment he stepped into the Hundred Beasts Courtyard and didn’t see anyone, he immediately relaxed. After dispritedly returning to the paviliion, Bai Xiaochun exhaustedly collapsed onto the floor, seemingly asleep.
He slept for three days straight, and only then did he manage to barely recover by half. Afterwards, he continuously took care of himself for half a month, and after he was finally fully recovered, he felt pleasantly surprised as he found out that his cultivation had advanced. He had already reached the peak of the ninth layer of Qi Condensation! At most, he would only need to cultiivate for half a year, without the use of any pills, in order to break through into the tenth layer of Qi Condensation.
Apart from this, he also noticed that his control of spirit power was alot different from before; it was much more flexible! It had improved so much that he could circulate his internal spirit power without even the slightest bit of sluggishness.
The thing that made him even more ecstatic was the fact this his internal Jing and Mai had actually thickened from before. And when he operated the Undying Silver Skin, the golden light was stronger than a few months ago.
(TL Note: Impentrable -> Undying)
“It has completely upgraded!” Bai Xiaochun was very excited and quickly rushed into the forest to see those spirit beasts which he had not seen for a few months. Then, he went behind the courtyard, looking for the Rearing Beast Seed which had already grown above two zhang, and had already grown an enormous flower bud.
For a long duration of time, this Rearing Beast Seed which been planted by Bai Xiaochun for a long time. It had spirit soil which had been spirit refined three times, and Bai Xiaochun would even sprinkle some spirit medicine powder that would assist in its growth at fixed times.
This area also had a formation array behind the pavilion which covered everything; if the area crumbled, no one would notice.
Bai Xiaochun carefully looked and was pleasantly surprised to find out that this Rearing Beast Seed was about to mature.
“It’ll be finished in a month at most!” Bai Xiaochun laughed loudly, and while he was feeling excited, he decided to might as well stay here and cultivate his breathing technique while observing the Rearing Beast Seed.
Quickly, fifteen days passed, and Bai Xiaochun felt that he was on the verge of breaking through. On the other hand, this Rearing Beast Seed made him beam with joy. Within this half a month, this Rearing Beast Seed was still two zhang, but that flower bud was constantly growing with a speed that could frighten people, and now, it was actually over half a zhang wider!
It curved downwards and the flower bud seemed to be covered in layers of wrinkles. It was imaginable that the surface area it took up would definitely be even greater if it had streched out.
Gradually, a trace of a fragrant aroma spread out from this Rearing Beast Seed.
Bai Xiaochun was estastic. He took a deep breath and continuously meditated all the way until the evening three days later. A loud thumping sound suddenly came from inside his body, and soon, his entire being suddenly trembled. When a large amount of black coloured impurities were secreted from the sweat pores on his whole body, his internal spirit power was like ten thousand stampeding horses that circulated throughout his body.
This spirit power was getting more and more majestic, and finally, it converged together, like a rolling big river, all the way until it formed an enormous dragon which roared towards the heavens.
Bai Xiaochun’s whole body began to shake; an image of a Dragon-Elephant abruptly materialised behind him. As it began transforming at a high speed, Bai Xiaochun suddenly opened his lightning-like eyes; an imperceptible booming sound echoed out from his body. Only he could percieve this ear-splitting heavenly thunder like sound.
“The second layer of the Dragon-Elephant’s Ocean Forming Scripture!”
“The Tenth Layer of Qi Condensation!”
Bai Xiaochun took a deep breath; he could feel the boundless spirit power inside his body. It was almost double the amount he had at the ninth layer of Qi Condensation. The moment he stood up, he could feel the changes in his spirit power. He made finger gestures and a purple cauldron instantaneously appeared.
Bai Xiaochun was estastic and gestured with his finger once again. Another large cauldron appeared beside this purple cauldron. Following this, yet another one had appeared! These three cauldrons were Bai Xiaochun’s limit; they began to revolve around Bai Xiaochun’s surroundings. Bai Xiaochun faced the sky and began to laugh as a flash flew out of his body; he flourished the Golden Crow Sword in his hand, and a blaze immediately dispersed. In an instant, the area of three zhang circling him had become a fire prison.
Moreover, there seemed to be a Golden Crow Firebird, which was born by bathing within the fire; it was exuding an extremely strong aura.
The smile on Bai Xiaochun’s face almost instantly became much wider, and with a wave of his sleeve, all of his techniques disappeared. He took a deep breath and felt that he had already become a true expert.
“Foundation Establishment… is already very near. Just wait until I reach the peak of Qi Condensation, then I can try for the Foundation Establishment!” As Bai Xiaochun thought about the increased lifespan of Foundation Establishment, he became extremely excited.
He hurriedly cleaned off the impurities on his body and used half a day to adapt to the boundless spirit power that he had after increasing his cultivation. Only then did he return to the back courtyard in high spirits and sat in a cross-legged position in front of the Rearing Beast Seed.
“My cultivation has broken through. Now, all that’s missing is this Rearing Beast Seed.
“Haha, my dream is finally going to be realised.”
“After all. The Spirit of Life is an illusion created by the secret technique. However, this Rearing Beast Seed is completely different; this is a seed that can birth a real combat beast!”
“I want to breed the… most powerful fighting beast that has the strongest points of every beast! With this, all of my goals within the North Bank will be completed!”
In the blink of an eye, more than ten days passed. Bai Xiaochun opened his eyes widely, blankly staring at this Rearing Beast Seed which had no branches nor trunk; there was only an enormous flower bud. He only knew about the Rearing Beast Seed through reading materials, but after all, this was the first time he planted one, and so, he felt that it was inconceivable.
Seven days ago, the branches and trunk were unable to support the flower bud. In the middle of Bai Xiaochun’s nervousness, the braches and trunk unexpectedly started to transform, and after it merged with the flower bud, this flower bud seemed to be growing bigger and bigger on the ground.
Now, it was already more than six zhang, looking like an enormous steamed bun…
Bai Xiaochun swallowed his saliva and retreated a few steps, continuing to guard it. Three days later, when a strong and fragrant aroma diffused outwards, Bai Xiaochun immediately opened his eyes, looking at this ‘steamed bun’ that had already grown to nine zhang.
The mouth of the steamed bun slightly opened a fist-sized crack on it, and that fragrant aroma came from this opening.
“A dense spirit aroma will be wafted out, and the Rearing Beast Seed will split open. This is what was recorded in the reading materials. This is the appearance of the Rearing Beast Seed when it fully matures and is able to produce a Rearing Beast!” Bai Xiaochun hurriedly rose and walked around the Rearing Beast Seed, carefully looking at it. His eyes had a light in them, and after he pondered, he immediately went outside. After a half a day, he returned and that Scarlet Flying Tiger was following him.
This Scarlet Flying Tiger originally looked around with a curious face, but when it followed Bai Xiaochun to the back courtyard, its body suddenly trembled, and unexpectedly, a strong light appeared in its eyes. At this moment, it was though it had seen its mother. With a loud roar, its body suddenly charged out, directly into the Rearing Beast Flower.
In the instant when it got close to the Rearing Beast Flower, the flower’s mouth suddenly enlarged; it swallowed the Scarlet Flying Tiger within the blink of an eye.
Bai Xiaochun was still pondering about how to rear this Rearing Beast Flower, and he suddenly opened his eyes widely upon seeing this scene; he immediately went forward. Although he could not see the outline of the Scarlet Flying Tiger in the flower bud, he could see the traces of its body budging, and so he relaxed, curiously waiting by its side.
This wait lasted for two hours before the flower bud loosened, and that Flying Tiger climbed out of it. Its four limbs were trembling. Intoxication appeared in its eyes, as if it wanted to go in again, however, it was grabbed by Bai Xiaochun and taken out of the formation array.
When he returned, he was followed by an enormous bear, and quickly, its eyes became straight, and with a loud roar, it charged to the Rearing Beast Flower…
1st guaranteed chapter of the week.
Translated by: Sean
Edited by: Arch, MantouInv, Cannibaloid