Chapter 660: Forging
After Liu Ming heard the movement, he naturally stood up and quietly observed by the side.
Jin Tianci, holding a disk array, circled a few turns around an empty space. He looked into the sky from time to time while chanting.
Before long, he took out a jade pen and started drawing on the ground.
After 15 minutes, the young man in a golden robe was able to complete a symbol that looked extremely complicated. At first glance, it was quite mysterious; it didn’t look like a word or rune.
As Jin Tianci waved his sleeve, a small golden flag flew out and stuck directly above the symbol.
After finishing all this, he continued to draw in another spot while holding the disk array.
After a few times, Liu Ming understood it.
It turned out that every golden flag corresponded to a symbol pattern on the ground. Each symbol was obviously different.
After half a day’s work, Jin Tianci completed the layout of the entire array.
As Liu Ming thought, the 36 golden flags corresponded to the 36 symbols that formed a huge array.
At this time, it was night time. The stars in the sky were looming, just in time to test whether the array was functioning well.
Liu Ming naturally had no opinion on this.
Jin Tianci immediately stood next to the array while making gestures with both hands and launching several symbols at the 36 flags.
“Puff puff puff!“
The symbols on the surface of the formation flags flashed one by one. After a while, the 36 flags were lightened up by Jin Tianci.
At the same time, Jin Tianci formed a gesture in front of his chest, then he pointed into the sky and groaned.
After the 36 formation flags shone, they became dozens of 10 meters. As the symbols flashed, a golden light beam soared into the sky with a whistling sound.
At this time, Jin Tianci walked around the array slowly according to a certain rhythm while chanting and pointing to the sky with 1 finger.
An astounding scene appeared.
The 36 giant flags were buzzing and trembling wildly as if they were under some unspeakable huge pressure.
At the same time, the young man in a golden robe pointed to the dark sky, and starlights shone on the array below accurately as if they were attracted by some kind of force.
Just a few seconds, the array under Jin Tianci was shining continuously like he was in a starry sky.
Liu Ming looked at the strange scene in front of him with some surprise.
The place is right. This array can really draw the star power, but based on the starlight, its density seems to be far from the one mentioned in the record.
“Brother Liu, it seems that the arrangement of this starlight array should be correct, but today is not the right time, so the star power attracted is not much. This little star power cannot help you to forge the flying sword.” Just when Liu Ming was a little puzzled, Jin Tianci spoke.
“Oh.” Liu Ming finally understood why.
“I know a little bit about the calculation of star position. I can roughly calculate when will the star power be strong. Brother Liu, please wait a moment.”
Having said that, Jin Tianci put away the disk array in his hand, took out a faint blue strange disk array and gently tossed it into the air.
Immediately afterward, he launched a few symbols into it. After the disk array spun in the air, starlights appeared on its surface which looked quite similar to the stars in the sky.
Jin Tianci frowned slightly. He was making gestures while chanting as if he was calculating something.
After about 10 minutes, he looked relieved as he kept away the disk array and spoke to Liu Ming.
“Brother Liu, after my calculation, half a year later, it is the most suitable time to draw the greatest star power.”
“Half a year?” Liu Ming frowned upon hearing this.
He didn’t expect that it would take such a long time.
However, it had been mentioned in the ancient book that the strength of the starlight was directly related to the success rate of the sword embryo body. The greater the power of the starlight, the greater the power that the sword embryo body could be stimulated.
“Okay, half a year then. I will have to trouble Brother Jin by then.” After Liu Ming’s expression changed for a while, he finally nodded.
Next, Jin Tianci expressed his willingness to stay here, so as not to be occupied by other people after leaving and to observe the movement of the stars at all times to avoid other unexpected changes in the remaining time.
Liu Ming naturally had no objection. After a few more polite words, he made a sword gesture and flew back to his cave house.
For him, it was good to have half a year as a buffer. He could use the Illusive Demonic Pupil to enter the illusion and simulate the star power to practice forging the sword embryo body.
After returning to the cave house, Liu Ming went straight into the secret room and sat cross-legged on a yellow futon in the center.
After confirming that he had enough materials for the sword embryo body, he slowly channeled his spiritual power into the Celestial Tablet. After a buzz in his ears, he appeared in the mysterious space once again. Luo Hu was sitting cross-legged with his eyes close beside the Celestial Tablet.
“Senior Luo Hu.” Liu Ming stepped forward and bowed.
“You’re going to enter the illusion this time to simulate the star power to forge the sword embryo body right?” Luo Hu opened his eyes slightly and asked faintly.
“Exactly, I hope senior can cast the spell.” Liu Ming said respectfully.
Luo Hu nodded. He raised 1 hand and launched a symbol at the Illusive Demonic Pupil on the Celestial Tablet.
After a flash of light on the surface of the Illusive Demonic Pupil, it remained calm.
Seeing this, Liu Ming pointed his forehead to release the mental power of the mind imitation insect.
The Illusive Demonic Pupil slowly opened after absorbing enough mental power.
Liu Ming felt a change in the surrounding scenery, then he was in a dark starry night. The surroundings were pitch black, but under his feet was an array exactly the same as the previous Jin Tianci set up.
At this moment, 36 runes were shining continuously. There were really rice-sized starlights floating in the air around them. Compared with Jin Tianci’s previous attempt, the density was several times higher. It should be similar to the situation 6 months later.
“This Illusive Demonic Pupil simulation is really lifelike!” Liu Ming grabbed a few nearby starlights into his hand, then he let go of his hand while muttering.
He then sat cross-legged and took out a pile of auxiliary materials and a jade box from the Sumeru Ring.
In the jade box was naturally that piece of meteorite gold essence.
Liu Ming opened the lid and solemnly looked at the golden crystal stone in the box. After taking a deep breath, he lightly patted the bottom of the box with his other hand.
The meteorite gold essence flew out of the jade box and hovered in front of his chest tremblingly.
At this time, Liu Ming made gestures with both hands. The starlights around him instantly condensed, forming a cloud of pale white mist between his hands.
As the stars gathered more and more, the white mist became increasingly big. When it was the size of a skull, he changed his gestures continuously.
After the white mist turned into a fiercely burning white flame, the space around was extremely cold as if there was no temperature at all.
Liu Ming raised his hand with one hand, and the meteorite gold essence flashed into the white flame.
The meteorite gold essence which was originally indestructible gradually began to melt in the white flame.
“The star power is really amazing.” Liu Ming couldn’t help saying to himself while continuing to make gestures.
About half an hour later, the meteorite gold essence was finally smelted into crystal water. There were some impured particles coming out, and the impurities were instantly turned into ashes in the white flames.
After an hour, the whole meteorite gold essence finally no longer emitted the impurities. It had became a small fist-sized golden liquid mass.
Seeing this, Liu Ming secretly breathed a sigh of relief. As he lightly patted the ground with 1 hand, a breeze brought the other auxiliary materials and flew into the white flame.
Then he made a gesture to launch more starlights into the white flame. The flame suddenly became a little bit stronger than before.
Under the smelting of the white flame, these auxiliary materials turned into a translucent liquid in just a moment.
At this moment, his finger moved slightly, and the golden liquid from above fell down, and the 2 quickly merged into a pale gold mass.
Liu Ming spoke gently as he pointed in the air.
The surrounding white flame wrapped the pale golden liquid tightly.
He flicked his 10 fingers without blinking; his expression was solemn.
After an hour, golden light burst out from the white flame ball.
A loud “bang!“
The white flame burst apart, and an object with faint golden light dropped out.
Seeing this, Liu Ming stopped and shook his head slightly.
The first forging of the sword embryo body obviously failed, but this was also expected.
He immediately closed his eyes and heard a buzzing sound in his ears, then he directly came out from the illusion and returned to his cave house.
Before that, he had repeatedly comprehended the method of smelting the sword embryo body in this ancient book more than 1 time. He had calculated how many times before and after in his mind, but he did not expect to fail when it came to the actual forging.
It seemed that whether it was the control of the heat or the control of the time, he had to keep trying to obtain the best results so as to ensure that the forging would be successful in 1 attempt.
After all, there was only 1 piece of meteorite gold essence. Failure was definitely unacceptable to him.
In the following days, relying on his powerful mental power and the mind imitation insect, Liu Ming would enter the illusion every day to simulate the star power to constantly practice the techniques to forge the sword embryo body.
TL: Luckily, the star power wasn’t enough to forge previously. Otherwise, he would most likely fail…