Chapter 836: Hei Yu Breaks Through
The artifact spirit remained standing not too far from Jian Chen, watching over him. He murmured, “Master’s talent as a Radiant Saint Master is extremely great. The amount of origin energy he’s absorbed has exceeded any Class 7 Radiant Saint Master in all of history. Even the current president would not be able to absorb so much. However, the president’s already reached his limit in the absorption of origin energy. He can’t infuse anymore, so he won’t be able to break through to Class 8 no matter what for the rest of his life. Though, where is master’s limit?”
“But master isn’t an ordinary person. Otherwise, why would the two overlords of great origins follow him? Master will probably become the second Class 8 Radiant Saint Master on the continent and continue with the glory that belonged to the ancient Class 8 Radiant Saint Master.”
Time passed slowly. Soon, it reached the end of the third day and the cracked seal in the hall began to heal slowly at a visible rate. At the same time, a powerful suction force appeared, slowly sucking up the origin energy that had leaked out.
Jian Chen knew that the seal was about to close up again. He could not help but reveal a sliver of anxiety. He knew this was a one-in-fifty-years chance, so he did not want to miss it so easily. He wanted to take this chance to absorb a little more origin energy.
“I can’t make it!”
Feeling the origin energy decrease rapidly, Jian Chen gritted his teeth. He diverted his attention from the incompletely infused origin energy in his soul and expanded his presence with all his might. He formed a great net, enveloping over hundreds of strands of origin energy, before forcefully reeling them into his sea of consciousness. He was fighting for origin energy against the seal.
As he did this, a thought flashed through Jian Chen’s head. He pulled out a purple medal from his Space Ring and said, “This purple medal has the ability to store the origin energy of Radiant Saint Force. Artifact spirit, store some in there quickly.”
The purple medal was the exact same medal that the grand elder of the Radiant Saint Master Union had gifted Jian Chen.
The artifact spirit accepted the medal and examined it. A sliver of astonishment appeared in his eyes, “This medal actually contains a weird rock. It can indeed store a small quantity of origin energy. But someone’s already left a sliver of origin energy in it. I’ll erase it right now.”
The artifact spirit erased the origin energy left inside by the grand elder before swinging his arm. Immediately, several dozen strands of origin energy flew into the medal right before they were sucked away, all disappearing into it.
“It’s a pity that its storage is so small. A couple dozen strands is already its absolute limit. If there was a larger piece of the rock, it could probably store even more.” The artifact spirit sighed as he looked at the purple medal in his hand.
The seal had finally closed completely. All the origin energy floating about in the surroundings disappeared, without even a strand remaining and the entire hall returned to its initial peace.
Jian Chen remained focus. He sat on the ground like before, refining the origin energy. Toward the end, he sucked in over a hundred strands of origin energy; these strands currently floated about in his soul and were not completely refined or infused.
Slowly, an invisible pressure gradually permeated the slightly-dark hall. This pressure was not due to an aura but from the soul; it was possible to use this pressure to directly affect the souls of other people.
Jian Chen had now become a Class 7 Radiant Saint Master. However, the disparity of strength between Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters was extremely great; there was only one way to increase a Class 7 Radiant Saint Master’s strength, and that was to refine origin energy from Radiant Saint Force. The more origin energy they infused into their soul, the more powerful they became.
Although Jian Chen had only reached just Class 7, the amount of origin energy he had absorbed in those three days was far beyond the levels of someone who had recently broken through.
As a result, the moment he became a Class 7 Radiant Saint Master, Jian Chen’s strength already exceeded anyone who had just broken through recently. In fact, he was even stronger than a few elders of the union.
The hundred-odd strands of origin energy were constantly being refined in Jian Chen’s sea of consciousness. The pressure originating from his soul also constantly increased. After close to an hour, Jian Chen finally refined it all.
Currently, Jian Chen could sense that his soul had become much more powerful than before. Additionally, his ability to sense and control the surrounding Radiant Saint Force had reached a terrifying level. It seemed that he only needed a single thought to instantly cast a Radiant Arte and attack, without the need of charging up.
“The union divides the strength of Radiant Saint Masters into ten levels, while the levels between five and ten are that of Class 7. I wonder what level I’m currently at,” Jian Chen murmured.
“Master, you’ve already reached level six.” The artifact spirit’s voice appeared in Jian Chen’s mind.
With that, Jian Chen rejoiced. He mumbled, “I never thought that as soon as I broke through to Class 7, I would skip level five and reach level six. It’s a pity that those three days were too short. If I had some more time, my strength as a Radiant Saint Master would definitely not just stop here. I just wonder if I can reach Class 8 in the future.”
“Master, your talent is very great. Your infusion speed of origin energy is extremely fast, the fastest of all Radiant Saint Masters I’ve seen. However, the higher your strength reaches, the more difficult it becomes to increase it. The amount of time you need will also increase and every person’s soul has a limit for infusing origin energy. It’s this very limit that stops many Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters where they are, unable to break through and reach Class 8. An example would be the president of the union. I was able to tell that he had reached his limit long ago, so he will never be able to reach Class 8 in this life, even if he tries to use those unorthodox methods.” explained the artifact spirit.
Jian Chen was in thought. He mumbled, “Is that so? Looks like whether I’ll be able to reach Class 7 will depend on the limit of origin energy my soul will be able to hold. If my soul’s limit is too low, no matter how great my talent is, I will never be able to reach Class 8.”
In the next moment, Jian Chen seemed to realize something. He laughed gently. “Whatever. I’m a fighter. I primarily cultivate the Chaotic Body. Being a Radiant Saint Master is only a secondary identity. Class 7 and Class 8 don’t mean much to me. The main reason why I was so frantic about reaching Class 7 was for my parents, as well as healing Xiao Bai’s mother.”
The artifact spirit did not continue this topic. He extended the purple medal in his hand before Jian Chen and said, “Master, this one has already stored some origin energy in here according to your orders. Though, there isn’t much, only several dozen strands.”
Jian Chen examined the purple medal in his hand and muttered to himself, “I wonder if there really are materials that can store the origin energy of Radiant Saint Force in the world. Looks like I need to collect quite a lot of it. It’ll be of great use in the future.” Jian Chen put the purple medal away and left the hall. He did not absorb the origin energy stored in the medal.
Leaving the hall, Jian Chen retrieved some more Class 7 Monster Cores from the artifact spirit, before immediately going into seclusion, continuing his cultivation.
“Now that I’ve become a Class 7 Radiant Saint Master, I have the ability to revive my parents, as well as heal the wounds of Xiao Bai’s mother, Rum Guinness. As for uncle Kendall’s son, Sans; I only need to use a strand of origin energy to remake his destroyed Saint Weapon. One of the matters lingering in my heart can finally be laid to rest.”
“But I still can’t return to the continent right now. I need to strengthen quickly. Although I now have the ability to threaten Saint Kings, the forbidden arte cannot be used so easily. Its price is too great.” Many thoughts appeared in Jian Chen’s head but soon afterward, he turned all of them into motivation; he dismissed any random thoughts he had, immediately closing his eyes and beginning to cultivate.
In the blink of an eye, Jian Chen stayed another year in the saint artifact. In that time, he constantly cultivated, relying on absorbing the energy in monster cores to increase his Chaotic Force. Going through large numbers of high class cores, his chaotic neidan had already become the size of a chicken’s egg. The chaotic neidan which he had almost consumed entirely in the City of God had been revived, allowing him to return to his previous peak.
Even though that had happened, Jian Chen did not have any intentions of resting. He continued to endure the monotony and loneliness silently in seclusion, working hard to absorb monster cores to slowly make his chaotic neidan grow.
His aim was to expand the neidan to the size of a fist. Then it would be time for him to break through to the second layer.
At the same time, outside the saint artifact, the number of dragon souls floating about the mountains had increased. The depths of the Fantasy Star Ocean had almost become a paradise for dragon souls; they could be seen floating about in the mountain ranges everywhere like they were taking leisure strolls. And from time to time, there would be a long dragon roar.
A huge door stood erect in the center of all that, connecting the sky and the earth. It radiated with great beams of light, resplendent and dazzling. Countless dragon souls passed through the door, coming in and out.
This was the graveyard of the Dragon clan, the dragon’s necropolis.
Suddenly, a powerful aura appeared in the necropolis. Like roaring waves, it spread outward towards the Fantasy Star Ocean with an unstoppable force, enveloping the entire region in a short while.
This aura was not from a member of the Dragon clan but from an outsider. It attracted the attention of all the dragon souls inside and outside the necropolis as soon as it spread out. Especially due to the fact that the outsider’s presence was in the dragon’s necropolis, it triggered all the dragon souls. Immediately, deafening dragon roars flooded the entire Fantasy Star Ocean.
At this moment, no matter if it were the dragon souls in the necropolis or those roaming outside, they all roared loudly. Several tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dragons roared together; this commotion could literally be described as earth-shaking, causing mountain ranges to fall and the void to collapse purely from the sound.