With fire, houses, and clothes, the Human Tribe entered a period of rapid advancement and their population rose to a million humans in 100 years. But right at this time, another trouble awaited the Human Tribe.
The Human Tribe was too weak to fight against the Demon Tribe. Though Suiren-Shi, Youchao-Shi, and Ziyi-Shi were at the peak level of Da Luo Golden Immortal, and they could be regarded as experts in today's Untainted Land, but they did not have transforming exercises or Magic Skills. So they could not display all their strength. They could handle ordinary Demon Tribe, but not the Sacred Demons at Reclam Da Luo Golden Immortal.
In the 100 years, the Human Tribe summed up some transforming exercises which were shallow. The talented ones was simply at the Veridical Immortal Realm and their power was shabby compared with the Wu tribe.
Fortunately, none of the Demon Tribe thought much of the Human Tribe, as the Wu Tribe was their main enemy. On the contrary, it was the Wu Tribe that got along with the Human Tribe. The Human Tribe helped the Wu Tribe build houses, make clothes, and roast food in the way the Wu Tribe was not capable of. On their end, the Wu Tribe provided them protection and food.
Seeing this situation, Suiren-Shi, Youchao-Shi, and Ziyi-Shi was momentarily calm. While they had never given up on finding cultivation ways for the tribesmen, they knew it was unwise to put their lives in other people's hands, never mind the safety of all the tribe.
However, the cultivation ways of the Sorcerer and Demon tribes were unsuitable for the Human Tribe. Though Three Ancestors of Human Tribe had the cultivation of Da Luo Golden Immortal and enjoyed great prestige among Human Tribe, their horizons and Realms in Untainted Land were low. It would be impossible for their tribe to find Spiritual Inheritance transforming exercises without the guidance of a proper teacher.
On the mountain, Suiren-Shi, Youchao-Shi, and Ziyi-Shi sat on the ground with dejected expressions. Youchao-Shi said, "Brother, we've been predicting for hundred years, but only resulted in some shallow transforming exercises. And these exercises wouldn't really strengthen the Human Tribe."
Suiren-Shi sighed. "Well, what can we do if this is destiny? Unfortunately, Sacred Lady did not leave any transforming exercises for us, otherwise we wouldn't be so worried about this." The Sacred Lady was none other than Goddess Nvywa. Though Goddess Nvywa had left then, Human Tribe had always worshiped her and regarded her as Sacred Lady.
Ziyi-Shi was a bit depressed to hear that, but she did not have any good way to comfort him. "Brothers, don't worry. Human Tribe is safe for now and we still have time to come up with some ideas." Though she said this, not even she herself had the confidence they could do this. The Human Tribe's power was simply too weak.
Just as they were in distress, they heard a loud voice coming from Heaven and Earth. "I, Musen, had enlightened Martial Arts for the Human Tribe. Endless the Martial Arts will be, and immortal will Human tribe be. Heaven and Earth can witness this." Something fell from the Way of Heaven. It was boundless Merits descending from the highest heaven, including a character Wu.
Seeing that, Suiren-Shi, Youchao-Shi and Ziyi-Shi were greatly surprised. The Martial Arts must have been strong enough to prompt such Merits. The three of them were also somewhat familiar with this name, though they could not remember who the person was.
Ziyi-Shi cried, "Brothers, I remember who he is. He's among the first Human Tribe like us and received the Punisher Whip. However, he has lived in seclusion since creation. He's eccentric and rarely communicates with others. Today, he created the Spiritual Inheritance transforming exercises for the Human Tribe."
Suiren-Shi and Youchao-Shi immediately recalled Musen. He was an odd person and owned the Punisher Whip, the rattan that created humans. The Human Tribe truly feared him, as did the three ancestors. The Punisher Whip had no effects on other tribes, but had great deterrent power to the Human Tribe.
They also realized they had to combine all their Merits to surpass Musen's Merit for creating Martial Arts. He also received the Taoist character Wu, which was even more incredible. No one had actually seen received a Taoist character in Untainted Land.
Seeing that, the three of them flew towards where Musen lived and received a shock. They found that Musen was actually in the Early Stage of Da Luo Golden Immortal Realm and the Taoist character Wu was bathed in a golden light, where they could feel a strong Merit from it.
Instead of absorbing the Merit himself, Musen allowed the Taoist character Wu to absorb everything. This shocked the three a lot. The Merit from creating Martial Arts could promote Musen to Sage-to-be level. In these years, they understood something about Untainted Land. Except those in the Sorcerer and Demon tribes there were few Sages-to-be. If there was a Sage-to-be in the Human Tribe, the deterrence of the tribe would be increased.
Seeing the Three Ancestors of Human Tribe had come, Musen put away the character. He said with a smile, "The three ancestors has arrived, but I didn't manage to welcome you all. Please forgive me. Please, come on in." Suiren-Shi, Youchao-Shi, and Ziyi-Shi followed him into a chalet.
After they were seated, Suiren-Shi said, "You're called Musen, aren't you? You've laid down Martial Arts for the Human Tribe and deserved to be called Ancestor of Martial Arts. We three were only born a little earlier than you. If you don't mind, you can call us brothers and sister."
To be called Ancestor of Martial Arts was unsurprising for Musen. Lying down Martial Arts Spiritual Inheritance would gradually strengthen the Human Tribe. When that time came, he would naturally be Martial Ancestors of the Human Tribe. Thus he said, "I'll accept your offer if that's the case. Musen, your younger brother, greets older brothers and sister."
The three of them nodded with a satisfied smile. Suiren-Shi asked, "Brother, I have a question. You have far more Merit than us, but why don't you improve your cultivation with the Merit? If so, our Human Tribe will have a Sage-to-be among us."
Musen laughed. "Brother, you know little about my martial arts. The one I created is different from the Way of Celestial Immortality. The cultivation of Martial Arts demands a person's perseverance. Compared to the Way of Celestial Immortality, it takes a longer time and depends on one's perception and talent. There are no shortcuts. If I improve my cultivation with the Merit, my Martial Arts will be ruined."
What! The three were shocked, since they thought that Musen absorbed part of the Merit to reach the Early Stage of Da Luo Golden Immortal. But based on Musen's words, he did not absorb any Merit at all and improved his cultivation himself. The Human Tribe had only been around for hundred years and, in that short time, a Da Luo Golden Immortal was actually born. Just how powerful would his Martial Arts be?
Musen looked at the surprised Three Ancestors and explained, "The cultivation of Martial Arts required one to suffer physically and it's a gradual and orderly process, similar to the cultivation methods of the Wu Tribe. But Martial Arts practitioners need to be enlightened in essence. If one's enlightened, the rapid progress of their cultivation isn't impossible. There will no worries as well. I had received the enlightenment myself to get to my level of cultivation today."
Musen began explaining about Martial Arts based on his own understanding. Its cultivation was different from the Way of Celestial Immortality, emphasizing on physical and martial into Dao. It was regarded as a kind of physical training, but there was a difference from ordinary body building. Though the Martial Artist did not refine his Original Spirit, it would become strong thanks to his Martial Arts cultivation. With enlightenment, the Original Spirit would become particularly powerful. As for Musen, his Original Spirit cultivation was already at the peak of Da Luo Golden Immortal, though he was only at the Early Stage. Even if the three ancestors worked together, they would not be able to defeat him.
Martial Arts Cultivation Realms were not the same as the Way of Celestial Immortality. The realms included Martial Student (Refine Qi into Body), Martial Disciple (Turing Qi into a Spirit), Martial Artist (Turing a Spirit back into Emptiness), and Martial Soldier (Turing Emptiness into Tao). These four Realms were the basic stages for the martial artists and Musen regarded them as Postcelestial stages.
Then it was the primordial stage, for Realms of Celestial Beings of the Way of Celestial Immortality were respectively Martial Mentor (Earthly Immortals), Martial General (Heavenly Immortal), Martial Duke (Veridical Immortal), Martial Supreme (Black Immortal), Earth Changing Level (Taiyi Black Immortal), Heaven Changing Leve l(Golden Immortal), Heavenly Signs Changing Level (Taiyi Golden Immortal), Heaven Clashing Level (Da Luo Golden Immortal), Fate Reading Level (Sage-to-be), and Martial Saint (Da Luo Golden Immortal of Origin). Each Realm was divided into four small stages, which was the Early Stage, Secondary Stage, Late Stage, and Peak Stage.