Chapter 618: Minor Achievement with the Chaotic Body (Three)
Surveying the area around him, Jian Chen asked in confusion, “Little Spirit, is there really a large amount of energy here? Why can I not sense a single thing?”
“That’s because big brother is surrounded by Little Spirit’s barrier! Of course big brother won’t be able to sense the outside. Big brother, prepare yourself, Little Spirit is about to drop the barrier.” She giggled.
When Little Spirit dropped the barrier, Jian Chen’s body was immediately hit with an influx of energy from the surrounding area. The energy was so powerful and massive that he felt as if an entire mountain had been dropped on top of his body, rendering him immobile. Even his fingers were hardly capable of moving.
Stunned by the tremendous amount of energy that was trapping his body, Jian Chen felt as if he was a small boat stuck in an ocean. He was as insignificant as a speck of sand on the beach.
“Big brother, this place should have plenty of energy. It’s everything Little Spirit accumulated over the years. Hurry up and absorb it. Big brother will become stronger that way and won’t have to worry about the baddy!” Little Spirit spoke in his ear.
Letting out a breath of air, Jian Chen slowly calmed himself down and connected with the sword spirits.
“Wow, master, there’s plenty of energy in this place! It’s very strong too — far stronger than the energy in a Ruler Armament.”
“That’s good then. Since this place has a lot of energy, master, you should borrow this energy and reach the realm of Minor Achievement with the Chaotic Body. You’ll be able to use Chaotic Force that way.”
Qingsuo and Ziying had awakened because of the external sensations they felt. They let out gasps in amazement and joy at the revelation.
Upon hearing that absorbing the energy in this place would be enough to get him to the Minor Achievement realm with the Chaotic Body, Jian Chen was filled with joy. When he heard that he’d be able to use Chaotic Force at that point, he felt ecstatic.
“Ziying, Qingsuo, let’s begin right away. Let’s refine this into Chaotic Force.” Jian Chen ordered right away. He really wanted to see just how strong this Minor Achievement realm was.
“Yes, master!” The two answered right away before flying out of Jian Chen’s body. As soon as they exited his body, a pair of azure and violet lights filled the previously pitch-dark area with their glow.
With the azure and violet glow above his head, they quickly materialized into a semi-transparent body just like Little Spirit, but their physical manifestations happened to be a twenty-something male and a twenty-something female that seemed to be like lovers.
“Ahh? Strange, who are you two? Did you just come from big brother’s body? Why didn’t Little Spirit sense you?” Little Spirit suddenly asked in confusion. Turning to Jian Chen, she asked, “Big brother, who are those two? They look kinda similar to Little Spirit.”
“Little Spirit, they are very good friends of mine.” He replied.
“Oh, so they’re big brother’s friends, but if they’re friends of big brother, then they’re friends of Little Spirit! Oya! How happy this is! Little Spirit has even more friends! And they’re like me as well!” Little Spirit let out a happy cry from the excitement of meeting two new friends.
Ziying and Qingsuo both looked at Little Spirit for a brief moment before Ziying stated, “A strong soul!”
Qingsuo’s eyes were lit up bright as she spoke, “This soul is a Postcelestial being that has lived for a long time, but her sentience was unable to mature since she was unable to become a Preceletial. That’s why she is stuck as a two-to-three-year-old child. What a shame.”
“Whatever the case, it isn’t a good topic for now. Qingsuo, let us not waste any time. Let’s hurry up and refine the Chaotic Force. The sooner we do so, the sooner master can form the Chaotic Body.” Ziying spoke.
“Yes. Then let us begin.” Qingsuo replied. Holding Ziying’s hand, the two of them began to synchronize their absorption of the energy. All of a sudden, the energy around them began to get sucked into them at an accelerated rate. It was as if a whale was beginning to take in a tremendous amount of water. As the energy gathered around them, it condensed at an alarming rate. It flowed in between their hands before slowly forming the Chaotic Force.
Chaotic Force’s rate of refinement was extremely fast. It took only a short few moments before the first strand formed in Jian Chen’s body.
Jian Chen wasn’t idle himself. Controlling the first strand of Chaotic Force, he circled it around his body to temper it. As the strand of Chaotic Force slowly traveled around his body, a tremendous amount of energy steadily infused itself with Jian Chen’s body. His originally strong body was becoming more and more refined, and it didn’t matter whether it was his blood, muscles, or meridians, they were all being strengthened at a tremendous rate.
By the third rotation, the Chaotic Force had completely lost all resemblance of energy, and it disappeared from existence. With the energy being infused with Jian Chen’s body, Jian Chen himself could feel his body grow drastically in power.
Afterward, Qingsuo and Ziying focused on refining more and more strands of Chaotic Force to put into Jian Chen’s body. With plenty of strands to manipulate, Jian Chen’s body exploded exponentially in might from the strengthening. It was quickly making its way to the realm of Minor Achievement.
Time seemed to have come to a standstill in the dark. There was practically no sensation of time even flowing, and no one inside this space seemed to be aware of anything. However, a crackling sound suddenly broke the silence of the darkness. The skin of Jian Chen’s body began to crack in several areas like the webs of a spider, and in a few short seconds, not a single part of Jian Chen’s skin was left untouched by these cracks.
It was a grotesque sight that made Jian Chen look as if he was a vase that was threatening to crack and fall into pieces. Even his handsome face was ravaged by the countless cracks. He looked like a monster; an utterly terrifying monster.
The next moment, fingernail-sized pieces of skin began to flake away from his body one by one. As each piece flaked away, a flawless jade-like skin could be seen underneath. His new layer of skin was as white as sheepskin, and it was extremely supple while still flexible to the touch. In short, his skin was as flawless as the skin of a newborn, and would be the target of envy by many women.
While Jian Chen’s outer skin was undergoing a process of metamorphism, his muscles were also being elevated to new heights. Like the cicada shedding its carapace, Jian Chen was undergoing a new level of evolution.
Within a short amount of time, Jian Chen’s body underwent a terrifying level of growth. At the same time, Jian Chen could feel the Chaotic Force in his body become a smoother sensation from all the usage. He no longer felt the same pain from before when he used it. At last, he no longer felt the difference in using the Chaotic Force than when he used the Saint Force. Both could be wielded by him with ease as if he were breathing.
He was unsure how much time had passed, but over a hundred strands of Chaotic Force had been used for the sake of Jian Chen’s evolution. By now, the endless source of energy that had been feeding the sword spirits refinement of Chaotic Force had stopped. There was no longer a need for it. Shortly afterward, the voice of Qingsuo could be heard, “Master! You’ve done it! You’ve finally reached the Minor Achievement realm with the Chaotic Body! You can now use the Chaotic Force.”
Startled awake, Jian Chen retreated from his meditative state of mind and began to pay more attention to the new changes of his body. In fact, his face was unable to hide his joy. Although he didn’t know just how strong he had become on a numerical level, he was absolutely sure that the strength of his body had surpassed what a Heaven Saint Master would be able to scratch. All that was left to see was how it would do against a Saint Ruler.
“Ziying, Qingsuo, you two are more understanding of the Chaotic Force than I am. If I were to meet a Saint Ruler, would I stand a chance against him?” Jian Chen asked.
“Master, Ziying and Qingsuo pay very little attention to the outer world so we are not as knowledgeable about the strengths of a Saint Ruler. But with master’s current power, if master were to fight that Saint Ruler who ran away some time ago, even if master was unable to beat him, master would be invincible at the very least.” Ziying answered.
“Is that right?” Jian Chen smiled joyfully. The Minor Achievement of the Chaotic Force was truly something that would allow him to fight with a Saint Ruler.
“Master, the Chaotic Body is far from being enough. The Chaotic Body must coordinate with the Chaotic Force in order to show off its best strengths! From now on, master must absorb the Chaotic Force into your body and condense it into your neidan.” Ziying explained.
“Big brother, what is this Chaotic Body? And what’s Chaotic Force? Big brother, Little Spirit can see that your body has grown even stronger now. Is that this Chaotic Body?” Little Spirit asked him curiously after listening to Ziying.
“Correct. Your big brother’s body is the Chaotic Body made from Chaotic Force itself. It is a very strong type of power. Little Spirit, your big brother still wants to borrow the energy in this place. It’ll make my power great enough to deal with that baddy.” Jian Chen responded.
“Go ahead! Big brother can absorb as much energy in this place as big brother wants! As long as big brother will be safe from that baddy, then take as much as you want!” Little Spirit enthusiastically agreed.
After her reply, Ziying and Qingsuo held hands once more to absorb even more energy in the area to refine into Chaotic Force. Jian Chen closed his eyes to focus on cultivating. Silently drawing the Chaotic Force around his body, he converted it into usable power before allowing it to gather in his dantian without it strengthening his body.
An endless flow flow of Chaotic Force to entered his body from the outside darkness. Jian Chen watched as more and more Chaotic Force assembled within his body. It gathered in his dantian to form a small, soybean-sized, gray sphere.
With this gray sphere being formed, Ziying and Qingsuo ceased their actions and held out their hands. The energy that had been flowing into them halted before flying into Jian Chen’s body even faster than before. It was as if his body was an endless pit that accepted as much energy as possible like a whale taking in water.
If things were like before, Jian Chen wouldn’t have done things as such. This powerful energy would have torn his body apart, but since he had already achieved the level of Minor Achievement with his Chaotic Body, he could easily withstand this energy without a problem or any feeling of pain.
“Master, your Chaotic Body has formed and your neidan has formed as well. There is no need for us to help you convert any more Chaotic Force. As long as there is energy from the outside world flowing into your body, your neidan will convert it into Chaotic Force itself. Master, quickly convert this energy into your neidan. Ziying and Qingsuo will help you absorb it.” Ziying spoke inside of Jian Chen’s mind.
With a thought, the soybean-sized neidan within Jian Chen’s body began to rotate faster and faster. At the same time, the energy that was flowing into his body was converted into Chaotic Force.