Chapter 236: Cultivation Technique Advancing
Xiao Chen sank his consciousness down and kept his mind clear. He continued to circulate the Purple Thunder Divine Incantation in an unhurried manner. The speed of the lightning-attributed energy pouring into his body became faster.
Xiao Chen’s room was filled with arcs of electricity. Occasionally, one could see some arcs of electricity flickering before fading away.
The Purple Thunder Divine Incantation circulated another great cycle. This time the purple arcs of electricity condensed into two drops of purple liquid.
The instant the drops of liquid dripped down, Xiao Chen felt like all the muscles in his body became saturated with boundless energy. His Qi and blood were surging without rest.
As time went by, Xiao Chen started to lose control of the speed of the Purple Thunder Divine Incantation’s circulation. The circulation speed was very frightening. The arcs of electricity in the Qi Whirlpool were cracking incessantly.
“Ti Da! Ti Da!”
The purple liquid dripped down quickly. Xiao Chen condensed a hundred drops of crystalline translucent purple liquid.
Xiao Chen’s hair and muscles were now glowing with a purple light. This was especially so for his hair. His originally black hair was now crystalline and translucent as it flew about in its extraordinary splendor.
The gentle moonlight peered through the window, shining a pale yellow light on Xiao Chen. When the purple light and pale yellow light mixed together, it turned into an enchanting glow.
When the Purple Thunder Divine Incantation circulated for two hundred great cycles, the lightning-attributed Spiritual Energy within the courtyard was no longer sufficient to satisfy Xiao Chen’s needs.
The range slowly expanded out until all the lightning-attributed Spiritual Energy in the entire Qingyun Peak headed for Xiao Chen’s room.
The Spiritual Energy in Lingyun Mountain Range was significantly denser than regular places. All the lightning-attributed Spiritual Energy in a Peak was comparable to all the Spiritual Energy within a medium-sized city.
Suddenly, all the surging lightning-attributed Spiritual Energy formed a huge whirlpool above Xiao Chen’s roof. This whirlpool seems to be synchronized with the whirlpool in Xiao Chen’s body. Every time the whirlpool in Xiao Chen’s body spun one round, a large amount of surging lightning-attributed Spiritual Energy would pour into Xiao Chen’s body.
Within the whirlpool, thunder crackled. Occasionally, lightning would break through the night sky, lighting up the mountain.
Such a huge event immediately startled everyone on Qingyun Peak. The Divine Saber Camp bladesmen standing guard in front of the library revealed grave expressions.
The person leading them did not know what was going on and wanted to send someone to check out the situation.
“Stay calm, don’t be in such a rush. This is the result of someone’s Cultivation Technique advancing. There is no need to be too astonished.” Liu Qing walked out of the library and stopped the Divine Saber Camp’s people.
Liu Qing looked downwards to the middle of the Peak, looking at the huge whirlpool of thunder and lightning. The horrifying electricity in the whirlpool would break through the sky, tearing apart the night.
Liu Qing’s grave expression was as heavy as the Divine Saber Camp’s bladesmen’s. He thought to himself, Such a horrifying Mysterious Phenomenon. Could this be a Heaven Ranked Cultivation Technique advancing?
Liu Ruyue and Liu Suifeng was standing outside Xiao Chen’s courtyard. Their faces were filled with astonishment.
The two of them were only about five hundred meters away from the whirlpool. They could clearly feel the horrifying pressure contained in it. The thunder was like a flood dragon roaring, the lightning was like a tongue of flames flickering in and out.
Only pure lightning-attributed Spiritual Energy was left in the air. The Spiritual Energy of other attributes was completely expelled. There was electricity flickering around everywhere with a ‘pi li pa la’ sound.
The light of the electricity was as dazzling as a solar eclipse. It made Liu Suifeng squint heavily. He was somewhat worried as he said, “Sis, will Ye Chen be fine?”
“You crow beak!” Liu Ruyue rapped on Liu Suifeng’s head very hard as she said, “This sort of phenomenon has been recorded in the ancient texts before. It is the sign of a strong Cultivation Technique advancing.
“Ye Chen has always been cautious in the way he does things. If he was not completely prepared, he definitely would not take the risk in making the advancement.”
Although Liu Ruyue said that, the anxiousness in her eyes did not decrease at all. The ancient texts had also recorded that if the advancement failed, the cultivator would suffer a backlash. His meridians would break and he would end up dying.
Suddenly, the whirlpool in the sky turned into countless bolts of lightning and went into Xiao Chen’s room. The mysterious phenomenon instantly vanished, turning peaceful once again.
After a moment of peace, a huge energy exploded out from Xiao Chen’s room. The building collapsed and kicked up a large amount of dust.
Xiao Chen’s figure appeared from the dust filled air. He leaped out with a ‘sou’ sound. The purple light in his eyes disappeared in a flash. Two rays of purple light suddenly vanished into the dark of night. They were the size of pillars and very resplendent—it was very enchanting.
Liu Suifeng looked at Xiao Chen and realized that he could no longer see through Xiao Chen’s cultivation. In the past, he could still vaguely feel his cultivation realm. Now, he only felt one thing—he was unfathomable.
Xiao Chen had noticed the two of them long ago. He smiled faintly and leaped over to the two of them.
He left behind purple after-images in the air. They only slowly thinned out and dissipated after a long time.
The anxiety in Liu Ruyue’s eyes vanished, and she revealed a joyful expression on her pretty face. “Congratulations on crossing the first major hurdle of cultivation and successfully advancing to Martial Saint.”
This was not the first time for Xiao Chen to advance his Purple Thunder Divine Incantation at the same time as his cultivation realm. When he advanced to Martial Grand Master, the situation was similar. So he did not find it to be strange. On the contrary, it was a pleasant surprise.
Xiao Chen smiled and said, “This is all thanks to the dense Spiritual Energy of Qingyun Peak. Otherwise, it would take at least a month to advance.”
These words were not in the least exaggerated. The Spirit Vein Origin under the Lingyun Mountain Range was very possibly the core the the entire Xihe Province.
If Xiao Chen chose to advance in another place, the overly thin Spiritual Energy would not allow him to advance as smoothly.
Seeing Xiao Chen being so humble, Liu Ruyue’s impression of him improved significantly. She smiled and said, “I shall not disturb you anymore. Your Cultivation Technique and cultivation realm both advanced at the same time. You should feel your strength out carefully.
“If there is anything that you do not understand, you can come to me for guidance. I will send someone to come and fix the house tomorrow.”
Liu Suifeng felt somewhat bitter and astringent in his heart when he looked at Xiao Chen. When Xiao Chen had just arrived, he was only an Inferior Grade Martial Grand Master; his cultivation was significantly lower than Liu Suifeng’s.
However, within half a year, Xiao Chen had advanced two grades and then crossed the first major hurdle of cultivation, becoming a Martial Saint.
Such talent could be ranked within the top ten within the young disciples in the Heavenly Saber Pavilion.
Liu Suifeng thought about himself—he had already was a peak Superior Grade Martial Grand Master since a year ago. However, he was unable to sense the way to advancing to Martial Saint. It was only recently when he consumed the Flowing Light Flower that he had some comprehensions toward it.
However, Liu Suifeng had a mild temperament. Xiao Chen being able to advance only gave him some pressure. He smiled gently and said, “How frustrating! Now I can’t catch up to you anymore.”
Xiao Chen smiled faintly and did not say anything. Liu Suifeng’s talent was not low. Unfortunately, he did not have a resolute character. If he could remove some of his distractions, his cultivations would definitely improve significantly.
After the two of them left, Xiao Chen started to inspect the condition of his body. He sank his consciousness into his body. The originally formless whirlpool in his Dantian had now turned purple.
With a thought from Xiao Chen, a purple Essence poured out from the purple whirlpool. Then, it flowed along his meridians into his right hand.
The purple energy left his body without any obstruction and formed a small strand of saber Qi in the air.
It was thrown forward and a small tree ten meters in front easily snapped into half.
Where the tree cracked apart, there were arcs of electricity jumping around that did not scatter for a while.
Xiao Chen revealed a complicated expression. He said, “The Essence in my body has turned into pure lightning-attributed Essence. If I were to practise lightning-attributed Martial Techniques, I would definitely achieve more with less effort.
“However, it is too pure. There will be difficulties in comprehending Martial Techniques of other attributes.”
Xiao Chen was currently focused on the Lingyun Saber Technique. The Lingyun Saber Technique had no requirements for attributes. However, its states were the state of mountains and the state of clouds.
If he wanted to comprehend it further, he had to overcome the state of thunder in his body. This would make it much more difficult for him to comprehend this.
Xiao Chen collected his thoughts and said, “Never mind, I won’t think about this problem for now. I should check the improvements of the Purple Thunder True Fire first.”
With a thought from Xiao Chen, a fierce flame started burning in his right eye. Xiao Chen shouted, “Come!”
The purple flames immediately gushed out like a waterfall. Xiao Chen opened his right palm and the small ball-sized flame floated into his hand.
In the center of the flame, there was a resplendent arc of electricity jumping around. It gave the purple flame a strange hue.
The resplendent arc of electricity was the Purple Thunder True Fire’s Origin Flame. Now that the Purple Thunder Divine Incantation had advanced to the fourth layer, Xiao Chen could finally bring out the Origin Flame.
In the Tianwu Continent, flames had different attributes as well. There were flames of extreme frost would could instantly freeze the target into a ice pillar, before scattering it into countless pieces.
There were also warm nourishing flames that could heal wounds and nourish the body. They only had the effect of being a miracle cure. There were also Ghost Flames with a rotting attribute. Regardless of how strong the opponent’s defense was, it could easily rot it away.
There was the incredibly tyrannical Dragon Flame; it could conquer every obstacle, and nothing could block it. It surpassed countless other flames, and its effects were not simply just burning.
As for Xiao Chen’s Purple Thunder True Fire, it was a lightning attribute flame. Its Origin Flame was also a stand of lightning. The flame contained limitless electrical arcs.
“Shoot!” Xiao Chen shouted and the purple flame in his hand turned into a sharp arrow, firing into the dark night.
The purple arrow left behind a flaming tail as it sliced apart the dark of night. It instantly flew more than a thousand meters, faster than the speed of sound.
It was unknown how far it flew, only a spot of light moving like a meteor could be seen in the night sky.
After a long time, a resplendent light lit up the distant night sky. Then, countless arcs of electricity tore the sky apart.
“Rumble…!” The instant the arrow exploded, Xiao Chen could clearly feel the loss of a significant amount of Essence.
Xiao Chen looked at the sky in the direction where the arrow flew. He was somewhat astonished as he said, “What a fast speed! If I used this suddenly, there would be no one who could block this.”
However, now was not the time to be concerned about this. Xiao Chen leaped up gently and executed the Azure Dragon Cloud Soaring Art. He disappeared from the courtyard and headed to a desolate forest in Qingyun Peak’s back mountain.
Xiao Chen used his Spiritual Sense to scan his surroundings. When he was sure that there was no one around, Xiao Chen took out the broken sword he had obtained from the Ancient Remnant from the Universe Ring.