Chapter 659 - Ninth-grade Di Ranked, Refining the Sacred Skeleton
The duo swiftly left the scene and stopped at a deserted place.
"Here are some Crimson Badges."
Qin Nan took out three hundred Crimson Badges and handed them to Luan Feng, who received them after a slight hesitation.
Previously at the place where they had found the saber intent, they had each acquired fifty Crimson Badges. They had also each obtained forty Crimson Badges after plundering a few areas. On top of that, Qin Nan had acquired a hundred and fifty Crimson Badges from the Three Stars and five hundred from the Martial Sacred's tomb.
In other words, Qin Nan now had four hundred and forty Crimson Badges on him, while Luan Feng had three hundred and ninety, which summed up to a total of eight hundred and thirty Crimson Badges, almost a fifth of the total amount scattered around the battlefield.
They could easily come in the top thirty in the trial with their current number.
"I'm going to find a place to cultivate in seclusion for a while."
Qin Nan blurted out and dashed forward while scanning his surroundings with the left eye of the Divine God of Battle.
After half the period it took for an incense to burn, he finally found a well-hidden cave. After setting up a few protective auras, he took out all three million three hundred thousand Primary Stones from his bag.
Qin Nan let out a breath and said, "Time to level up the Martial Spirit!"
His hands became blurry as he began to shove the Primary Stones into his mouth rapidly.
One hundred thousand!
Three hundred thousand!
Six hundred thousand!
The Divine Battle Spirit still remained motionless after he had consumed one million five hundred thousand Primary Stones.
"....Since ranking up to the eighth-grade Di rank, I've consumed four million and three hundred thousand Primary Stones. I've already devoured one million five hundred thousand Primary Stones now, which makes it five million and eight hundred thousand Primary Stones so far…" Although Qin Nan had expected this to happen, he could not help but wear a wry smile.
He had yet to rank up to the ninth-grade Di rank despite consuming this many Primary Stones. What about the tenth-grade Di rank and the Tian rank?
This thought alone caused Qin Nan's figure to shudder violently. It was not him being greedy, but he actually needed a great fortune to sustain the requirements of his Divine Battle Spirit.
"Let's keep it going!"
Qin Nan adjusted his thoughts and began devouring the rest of the Primary Stones.
Three million and a hundred thousand!
As Qin Nan finished consuming all the Primary Stones and awaited nervously in silence, the Divine Battle Spirit finally emitted an extra golden ray as its power grew even more formidable.
"Finally...it ranked up!"
Qin Nan let out a sigh of relief and unconsciously wore a smile on his face.
With a ninth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit, he would advance to the next level on the Hidden Dragon Ranking.
And if his Martial Spirit ranked up to the tenth-layer Di rank, it would make him one of the top four geniuses of the Eastern Continent!
"Leveling up the Divine Battle Spirit alone is not enough; I shall refine the Martial Sacred's skeleton and the remaining stuff to rank up to the eighth-layer Martial Highness Realm! It would give me a chance in fighting against Zhu Hang later!"
Qin Nan wore a determined look as he took out the purple skeleton. He spat out the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire from his mouth onto the skeleton to burn it.
Qin Nan tapped with his finger and fired three drops of his blood onto the forehead of the skeleton.
At that instant, a terrifying suppression of the Martial Sacred Realm burst out from the skeleton and entered Qin Nan's Divine Sense, which was planning to destroy his Divine Sense like an enraged beast.
However, the copper mirror emitted a flicker as if it was trying to express its disdain, which caused the suppression to disappear instantly.
The Martial Sacred's skeleton trembled slightly as if it was aware of a formidable presence.
"I've saved myself lots of trouble with the copper mirror protecting my Divine Sense."
Qin Nan said to himself before he redirected his focus back to refining the skeleton.
The refinement process was fairly simple—by establishing a connection with the skeleton through his blood, he could then refine the force within it with the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire and absorb it into his body.
Time gradually passed. Even with the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire, it took him an entire day to completely refine the skeleton.
The skeleton had completely vanished, which was replaced by a purple glow. A terrifying aura could be sensed from it.
The aura belonged to the Martial Sacred Realm. Even a tiny bit was extremely beneficial for Martial Highness Realm cultivators.
"Martial Highness Crystal! Absorb it!"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered with determination as he absorbed the purple glow into his body. The Martial Highness Crystal reacted like a starving wolf and instantly devoured the purple glow.
BANG BANG BANG!
A series of explosions took place inside Qin Nan's body.
Qin Nan's face was twisted.
Despite the presence of his Martial Highness Crystal, the aura of the Martial Sacred Realm was not something he could peek at with his cultivation of the seventh-layer Martial Highness Realm, thus resulting in a great impact to his inner organs during the process, leaving him in great pain.
The greater the pain, the better the benefits.
The force of the Martial Highness Realm in his body increased rapidly, causing his aura to grow stronger.
As the Martial Highness Crystal continued to absorb, the force within the purple glow gradually diminished, and the impact on Qin Nan grew weaker, allowing his expression to become calm again.
In the afternoon on the fourth day, as battles erupted at different corners across the Ancient Battlefield, Qin Nan's eyes suddenly sprang open as a blinding glow was emitted from his body.
Qin Nan had finally accumulated seven hundred and ninety-nine streams of the force of the Martial Highness Realm inside his body, allowing his cultivation to rank up to the eighth-layer Martial Highness Realm!
In addition to that, a white glow slowly appeared in his Divine Sense.
Although it was relatively weak, it contained an aura that surpassed the Martial Highness Realm.
It was the aura of the Martial Sacred Realm!
After refining the Martial Sacred's skeleton, Qin Nan had been able to acquire an extra stream of the aura of the Martial Sacred Realm from it, which would save him a lot of time and effort when he began to comprehend the secrets of the Martial Sacred Realm in the future. It might come in handy in certain situations as well.
"Eighth-layer Martial Highness Realm…at last!"
Qin Nan clenched his fists and his gaze turned fiery.
Oh Zhu Hang, let's forget about the Drinking Contest this time...and have an actual fair battle instead!