"Yes, the Void Martial Force!" Within Tan Zhongchi’s tone, there was an indescribable expectation. Yet, there were more feelings of melancholy.
Apparently, Tan Zhongchi looked forward and hoped for this Void Martial Force very much. However, due to limitations over various aspects, he knew that with his current stage, besides encountering a miraculous fortuitous opportunity, he would be extremely satisfied to even achieve the Perfect Stage.
As for the Void Martial Force, one would rarely appear in two hundred years in the human world. If one did appear, they would be like a legend and would not waste time in the human world. They would choose to enter a much more exotic place in the Tian Xuan Land in the hopes of achieving a much higher goal.
"Teacher, is the end of the Perfect Stage that Void Martial Force?"
"That’s right, it’s the Void Martial Force in which one would become merged with the sky!"
"What is the Void Martial Force?" Qin Wushuang was extremely curious.
"As the name implies, it is to assimilate into the emptiness that is the Void Martial Force. In the Spiritual Martial Force, one would absorb Spiritual Qi and build their body. At most, the body could only bear fifty percent of the natural power."
"However, the Void Martial Force is the complete merging of the body with the sky. At the Perfect Stage of the Void Martial Force, one could wield one hundred percent of the natural power. The formation of the vacuum is extremely marvelous. Indeed, it’s incredibly different from the Spiritual Martial Force."
Qin Wushuang sighed: "Wouldn’t the possession of one-hundred percent natural power be an invincible existence?"
"Invincible?" Tan Zhongchi smiled bitterly, "It’s too soon. Wone hundred percent of the natural power is only something that you could experience by yourself. How much of the natural power could one bear, with the vast nature? Regarding the Advanced Stage warriors, we can only wield a power that extends about hundreds of miles. At most, a Perfect Stage warrior could reach up to three hundred miles."
"For the Void Martial Force, one could unleash the power across thousand of miles. This is the difference!"
Tan Zhongchi said with a cold tone: "Even the weakest Void Martial Force warrior could kill the strongest Perfect Stage Warrior in one breath. This is the difference between stages. It is like when an Upper Sky only needs one breath to kill a Pre-Sky elite warrior."
Qin Wushuang was astonished and deeply shocked. The knowledge within this Tian Xuan Land was vast as the smoking sea. The training path also seemed to be boundless. It was like searching for the end of the galaxy.
It was like that old-saying of how the galaxy could go as far as your imagination.
Even the training path, could one get to know the most defiant and the strongest stage even with their richest imagination?
"Wushuang, in my generation, including the Head Palace Master, I am afraid we have no hope of reaching that Void Martial Force Stage. A dozen years ago, the Head Palace Master had sensed the Perfect Stage. However, until this point, he could not break through this bottleneck. It is apparent that the path of training would become even tougher the higher you climb. Proceeding smoothly in the beginning does not mean that you would go smoothly later on. In the end, one will reach a bottleneck. It is a matter of time." Tan Zhongchi reminded him, "Wushuang, you have exceptional talents that is far greater than your colleagues. I would even say that Wei Yi, with natural Spiritual Roots, probably does not have higher potential than you. Thus, before your appearance, the Stargaze Palace puts their hopes in Wei Yi. After you had appeared, everyone waited to see the show of two shining stars. The potential and talent you two possess has far surpassed us five old men when we were young. However, this is only a start. The training path still depends on your luck and fortune. The one who laughs till the end is the final winner."
Qin Wushuang nodded: "I understand. I would not dare to let down my guard on the path of training."
"Just to not slack off is not enough. In the end, it will depend on your understanding, relies on your breadth of mind, the stages and the communication with nature. It will depend on your own absorption of knowledge and how much you can turn everything into your own."
Although Tan Zhongchi’s words sounded somewhat vague, Qin Wushuang had received much motivation. He knew that this was the "Dao" that the Purple-robed Warrior had told him of earlier.
Only when one understood this "Dao" completely, they would not get lost on the stages and not miss anything.
Qin Wushuang appreciated all the words. He knew that it was a lesson from his teacher. The lesson from an elite Upper Sky warrior would not only depend on teaching you techniques or moves, but a guidance on the stages.
In the end, moves and techniques would remain unchanged. However, there could be many variations in the stages.
There were no strong or weak techniques, but a high and low stage. One would compete over the stages, and not the moves.
He must admit that indeed, Tan Zhongchi was a famous teacher. His words had allowed Qin Wushuang to break through much of the confusion and swept away many of his questions.
"Wushuang, with your current potential, if you do not aim for the Void Martial Force, I would feel regretful for you. In the path of training, although one needs to have high goals, they also need to take one step at a time. Today I told you about the Void Martial Stage not to let you indulge in a fantasy, but to give you a direction and passion. You can set the Void Martial Stage as a goal, but you must never forget that you are only at the Middle Stage. Your next goal is the Advanced Stage."
Qin Wushuang bowed: "I understand."
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "Now, I am not yet over two hundred years old. An Advanced Stage warrior can live up to three hundred years. If I can break through to the Perfect Stage, I can live up to five hundred years. Thus, I have much time to witness your prosperous future. Wushuang, don’t disappoint me."
"Teacher, I can only try with my utmost to repay your kindness." Qin Wushuang felt extremely touched as he knew his teacher’s expectation. At the same time, he also felt the heavy responsibility.
However, with the goal of the Void Martial Stage, it had broadened Qin Wushuang’s horizon very much. He had a much clearer set of goals.
Having lived two lifetimes, Qin Wushuang never feared climbing to the top. For all things, you must compete for it. Thus, since he learned of the Void Martial Stage, there was no reason for him not to aim for it.
Regardless of success or failure, he would aim for it with everything he had to not leave behind any regrets.
In his former world, people had given Qin Wushuang the nickname of "Martial Arts Nerd." In his former world, the training environment was extremely poor and yet he could reach the peak of the Pre-Sky Realm. Thus, in the current world, with such marvelous training environment, he could fly anywhere like a bird in the sky or jump happily in the sea like a fish. He had no reason to not pursue a higher goal and to not work hard.
Although he did not promise many things to Tan Zhongchi, he was more determined than ever at this moment.
"Ok, Wushuang, I have talked a lot today. Your Senior Sister Zhou and the others are still waiting for me at the hall. You stay here and don’t show yourself. After half a year, you will depart and surprise them!"
Currently, Tan Zhongchi was enormously proud of his success. He had already started to plan the moment when the Great Luo Empire revealed their tremendous strength at the Friendly Competition between the Three Empires. Just thinking about this scene made his blood boil.
"I will follow your arrangement." Qin Wushuang did not refuse. In fact, he was happy to do it. In this half year, he could supervise the building of the Royal City and connect the mansion with that passage. This way, it would be a great insurance for the Qin household. They could retreat in emergency situations without anyone knowing.
"Ha ha, Wushuang, for that Tong Yao, I have already taken her in as my disciple. I noticed that this girl is smart and brave. I like her personality. I also observed that this girl seemed to secretly harbor some affection for you, Wushuang, were you unaware of this?"
Qin Wushuang was extremely surprised: "Teacher, I have always maintained a platonic relationship with Miss Tong Yao. We became friends without showing any affection to each other. How did this happen?"
Indeed, Qin Wushuang was unaware. The time he had spent with Tong Yao he had treated her like a sibling. He had never thought of her romantically. And he had never sensed any feelings from Tong Yao.
Thus, naturally, Qin Wushuang felt surprised when he heard Tan Zhongchi’s words.
"Ha ha, perhaps, that girl did not even dare to analyze herself. Maybe she did not dare to think it that way. However, in a time of life and death, she still showed it to some extent. There is the so-called saying of too much care will lead to confusion. However, Wushuang I have taken her as a disciple when I thought you were dead. I had done it as my love for you and as a tribute to your memory. Now, it seems it might not have been a good move."
Tan Zhongchi said with a smile: "As disciples in the same Palace, I am afraid that any romance would make you guys neglect your training."
"Teacher, currently, I have no intention to become involved in any romantic relationships. However, I am always straightforward and will not avoid anything. Miss Tong Yao and I shared a platonic relationship. Even if she knew I was not dead, for sure, she would treat me the same."
On this point, Qin Wushuang did not doubt. Tong Yao was a smart girl and she had good judgement on situations and knew how to handle it. Since she entered the Stargaze Palace, he believed that she would treasure this opportunity.
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "Good, hearing your words, I do expect a lot from you. Fortune and misfortune are dependent on each other. It may not seem a good thing on the surface, but it may not be bad either. If you guys could deal with love calmly during the training path, regardless of breaking through it or coming together, it would not be bad. The crucial point on the path of training depends on your inner heart and your breadth of mind. Everything else is not important."
After he had finished speaking, Tan Zhongchi gave another long laugh and left leisurely.
As Qin Wushuang watched Tan Zhongchi’s back, he felt extremely warm inwardly. He was lucky to have such a teacher.
After staying for a few days at the Qin mansion, Tan Zhongchi left with his group of disciples to return to the Stargaze Palace. He had to report the news of how Qin Wushuang was not dead to the Head Palace Master.
On the other hand, Tong Yao returned to her family while carrying a semi joyful and sad mood. She brought back the good news of how she had become a disciple of the Second Palace Master to her family. Naturally, it had shocked the entire family and they all became extremely excited.
Indeed, the Venerable Tong family was flushed with success. Their one son and daughter had entered the Stargaze Palace one after another. One was studying under a Shakyamuni and the other one had been taken in by the Palace Master. Each of them had showed outstanding results. For a time, they became a hot topic in the Bai Yue Country.
Only, the people of the Bai Yue could never forget about Qin Wushuang’s death. Variations of grief continued throughout the country.
Obviously, the people of the Bai Yue remembered the past and knew how to be thankful. Qin Wushuang had demonstrated his power at both the East and the North West battlefront and saved the Bai Yue from a crisis. It was equivalent to how he had saved the entire Bai Yue country with his sole power.
Now, with him gone, the Second Palace Master was still taking care of the Qin family. From this aspect, Qin Wushuang’s charisma was apparent. Thus, without exception, people of the Bai Yue had turned Qin Wushuang into an eternal totem. From the Imperial Emperor to the Purple Robed Martial Saint and to the ordinary civilians, they all grieved over his death.
However, each day, Qin Wushuang was communicating with the top and the bottom of the Great Cang Mountains to understand the Dao within training.
After half a year, there was the Friendly Competition between the Three Empires…
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang could never let go of his grudge toward the Heavenly Lake Empire and to the Archaic Mysteries Sect. He felt that he could only let go of his anger if he could use his own power to beat the Heavenly Lake Empire, the hosts of the competition!