Chapter 1432: The Fifth Layer of the Chaotic Body (One)
Finally, Jian Chen ran out of options. He could only accept the extremely precious ten-thousand-year-old Icesoul.
The extreme coldness within the Icesoul had been removed, but it was unable to change its base properties. As a result, it still felt like ice to Jian Chen when he held is in his hand. However, he did not feel cold at all. Instead, he felt warm inside.
He understood just how important the Icesoul was to Changyang Mingyue. If it was used by her, the increase in strength she would gain would definitely be greater than if it was used on himself. After all, he practiced the Chaotic Body. The energy required to progress through each layer was incalculably large. However, Changyang Mingyue did not think about herself at all. She was willing to progress a little slower just to help him, which touched Jian Chen.
"Brother, come. I'll find a room for you and then I will personally watch over you so that you can absorb the entire Icesoul," Changyang Mingyue pulled Jian Chen toward a room meant for cultivation.
Jian Chen did not resist. He knew just how determined his sister was and that it would be useless no matter how he resisted. All he could do was burn her kindness deeply into his heart and never forget about it.
Jian Chen entered a cavern of ice under Changyang Mingyue's lead. Coldness filled the room. It was abundant like the energy of the world. A piece of cushion-like, pure-white ice sat in the center of the room and gave off waves of coldness.
"Brother, protector Shui has said that this piece of profound ice is extraordinary. It will bring you benefits if you cultivate on it. You can emerge after you completely absorb the Icesoul," Changyang Mingyue said as she pointed at the piece of ice. After that, she closed the door to the room with a wave of her hand, leaving Jian Chen in there all by himself. She sat down outside to personally keep guard for Jian Chen.
"Protector Shui, you can't change matters that I've decided on. I know you're thinking about me and that you want me to become even stronger, but it's been tough on my brother in the years he's spent outside. He may no longer be weaker than me now, but I know that he has risked his life to obtain his current powers. When he was suffering outside and being chased around the world by others, I did nothing as a sister. I was unable to help him, but I have the power now. I have to help him this time no matter what. This is my responsibility as a sister," Changyang Mingyue uttered inside as she sat outside the room with her eyes closed.
"Protector Shui, you won't be able to take the Icesoul from my brother with me here. Even if the day that my Profound Ice Body has to be delayed indefinitely, I will stay here until my brother emerges…"
The room filled with coldness was hazy. Jian Chen sat on the ice as he held the Icesoul in his hand. He stared at the Icesoul with mixed emotions. He was unable to settle down for the moment.
At this moment, a cool feeling radiated from the ice below. It entered Jian Chen's body and moved about. The cool feeling clearly was not as simple as a strand of coldness. Its appearance gradually ate away all of Jian Chen's mixed emotions and allowed him to brush aside his random thoughts.
"Sister…" Jian Chen muttered inside before gathering his concentration. He began to cultivate with all his attention, absorbing the energy within the Icesoul.
Although the tremendous energy within the Icesoul had been condensed from extreme coldness, the formation of each Icesoul took a million years. After such a long time, the energy within the Icesoul had changed long ago. Not only was the coldness removed, making the energy in it gentle, but it was also extremely pure and powerful.
When the first strand of energy was absorbed by Jian Chen's body, the thin strand immediately began to rapidly expand like a balloon, becoming a hundred times its size and completely filling Jian Chen's dantian. In the end, his dantian was unable to contain all of the energy, leading to some leaking out into his body, making it swell.
Jian Chen was delighted inside. He had estimated the value of the Icesoul before, but to his surprise, the Icesoul had far exceeded any of his estimations.
"I wonder if I can reach the fifth layer of the Chaotic Body with just this Icesoul." Jian Chen became hasty as he immediately began to refine the energy in the Icesoul.
As the energy of the Icesoul was endlessly absorbed by Jian Chen, the chaotic neidan in his dantian gradually grew larger. More and more Chaotic Force accumulated within it as he rapidly approached the fifth layer of the Chaotic Body.
Jian Chen would have definitely consumed a lot of time to reach the fifth layer of the Chaotic Body if it was not for the Icesoul. After all, the energy required to reach the fifth layer was just far too tremendous, far more than what he had needed to reach the fourth layer.
Although he had a large amount of Immortal Tier heavenly resources he had obtained from the Xuanhuang Microcosm, he would develop an immunity to their effects if he consumed too many of them in a short time frame. The effects of the heavenly resources would be heavily reduced, so Jian Chen was unable to devour the heavenly resources to reach the fifth layer. After all, he did not have the white tiger's natural advantage, which enabled it to consume heavenly resources endlessly.
The appearance of the Icesoul, without a single doubt, was giving Jian Chen exactly what he needed when he needed it. The time he required to reach the fifth layer would be greatly reduced.
Jian Chen absorbed the Icesoul extremely quickly. The fist-sized Icesoul had vanished in just two months, having all been refined into Chaotic Force.
Unfortunately, Jian Chen still had not reached the fifth layer after absorbing the Icesoul with his Chaotic Body. He was only an inch away from the fifth layer.
The chaotic neidan in his dantian had become the size of a fist. He had reached the peak of the fourth layer, the limit of what he could achieve right now. If he could take one step further, he would immediately reach the fifth layer.
Jian Chen fell silent as he observed his chaotic neidan within him. He then clenched his teeth, and with a flip of his hand, he immediately took out an energy crystal from a Xuanhuang beast.
As soon as the energy crystal had appeared, a terrifying pulse of energy was emitted, filling the entire room.
At the same time, protector Shui who sat on her bed in another area of the divine hall sensed something. She slowly opened her eyes and glanced where Jian Chen was cultivating. Her gaze was deep, as if she could directly see Jian Chen beyond the various walls of ice in the room.
However, protector Shui retracted her gaze as if nothing had happened, slowly closing her eyes again.
"The Ice Goddess Hall is in danger right now. There are many things I don't care about and won't care about, but I hope that Jian Chen really will behave how Mo Tianyun has described him in the future, where he will assist the Ice Goddess Hall in getting through this disaster," thought protector Shui.Chapter Notes:
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