Huo Yuhao was also unsure of how much time had passed. His Spiritual Sea seemed to be hammered into shape as it was assaulted repeatedly.
His Spiritual Sea had shrunk by a third from the start till now. But he realized that his spiritual power had become more condensed at the same time.
Based on the total spiritual power in the quiet chamber, it would be impossible for Huo Yuhao to bear if they were all in an offensive state. They could tear his Spiritual Sea apart instantly. But the spiritual power was scattered in this enclosed space. Some of them exerted pressure, but didn't attack him. That's why Huo Yuhao could still hold on.
The external assault became weaker as Huo Yuhao condensed his spiritual power. He also calmed down.
He was comprehending the changes in his body and the new capabilities he possessed. Every soul skill and all the strength in his body was growing as he comprehended his body and everything within it.
Huo Yuhao realized why Electrolux had told him to enter closed-door cultivation as soon as possible then. His thoughts were much more agile under such an entirely quiet condition where he wouldn't be disrupted. Furthermore, the strength that he possessed fused greater with his body and made him feel as if he was growing.
The Mysterious Heaven Technique was still circulating, but its enhancement had reached a bottleneck. This bottleneck stemmed from his soul power, which had reached Rank 30.
This also meant that Huo Yuhao could advance from a soul grandmaster to a soul elder if he could obtain a soul ring. He would then reach Rank 30.
But the increase in his soul power couldn't keep up with the pleasure he felt in comprehending his own strength. It was a profound change.
His tireless mastery and the live experiences he had gathered so far caused him to experience changes in his body after the immense pressure he bore in the tournament. There was also the fusion of the Life Gold.
He had never had the opportunity to comprehend all this quietly in the past. But the opportunity had arrived now.
Huo Yuhao could recall that Elder Mu once told him to find his own path. It was only through finding his own path that his future road to mastery would become smoother, and he would not be lost.
But what was his path?
Soul master? Soul engineer?
Assault-type, Ultimate Ice soul master? Control-type, Spirit Eyes soul master?
Everything he learned seemed a little heterogeneous now,. and didn't seem to come together. The path he was supposed to find was supposed to teach him how to fuse all his strengths together.
The external pressure sparked the enhancement of his spiritual power, and he also became more and more composed. He wasn't anxious at all. He tried to painstakingly sense all the capabilities in his internal world and slowly find the path that belonged to him.
"What's your path?" Elder Mu laid quietly on the recliner chair and looked at the young lady in front of him with a gentle gaze.
Xiao Xiao had grown thinner. She wasn't fat in the first place, but was even thinner now. She even seemed a little bony. But her eyes had become brighter.
"My path is auxiliary." Xiao Xiao answered without hesitation.
"Oh?" Elder Mu was a little stunned, "Why did you choose auxiliary?"
Xiao Xiao answered confidently, "I have two martial souls. They are the Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron and the Nine Phoenix Worshipping Flute. The Nine Phoenix Worshipping Flute is a sound-type martial soul, and can turn into either a control-type or auxiliary-type martial soul. My first soul skill is the auxiliary-type, and I don't wish to waste it. That's why the Nine Phoenix Worshipping Flute can only be an auxiliary-type, whereas my Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron can be a control-type or defense-type. It can even be used offensively. It belongs in the category of Ten Thousand Gold Oil. So from what I see, the abilities that it has can be used for auxiliary purposes. I'm confident in becoming a top-ranked auxiliary-type battle soul master if it's paired with my Nine Phoenix Worshipping Flute."
Elder Mu laughed, "This is a new term to me. I've only heard of auxiliary-type tool soul masters."
"I'm a battle soul master," Xiao Xiao said confidently, "my aid will be active. This is my path."
Elder Mu looked at her, "Are there any other reasons why you've made this choice?"
Xiao Xiao nodded slightly, "Because Shrek's Seven Monsters need someone in that role."
Elder Mu smiled. Although the smile on his frail and elderly face didn't look nice, it was filled with benevolence and comfort. "Very well, you've found your path. I'm happy for you."
Xiao Xiao laughed too, "But, how long will I be here? Elder Mu, I'm hungry. I feel
Elder Mu smiled more radiantly, "Silly kid, your deep meditation lasted 34 days and 12 hours. Get something to eat first. After that, you can fuse the soul bone you got as a reward."
He opened his eyes slowly. His huge, purplish-blue eyes were clear and bright. His body was smooth and translucent, like a golden ruby. A gentle, golden light shone from his body.
"I never expected my path to be like this. But I'm confident that I'm right."
Wang Dong got up, and the golden radiance around his body suddenly soared up like flames. He was filled with a divine aura under the support of the flames.
He understood many things through his deep meditation. He even completed his second fusion, or rather a true fusion, with his Golden Light Left Arm Bone. He only understood what the strength of the Golden Light was now.
What was more important was the increase in his soul power. Where was this place? It was the stem of the golden tree. It contained the purest power of light. Those with light-type martial souls would experience the most obvious and greatest increase in soul power here.
Rank 36. This was Wang Dong's current soul power. It was a rank even he wouldn't have expected. More importantly, the increase wasn't followed by any side effects. In this period of time, his body quality also soared, and his understanding of the true meaning of light was far greater than what it was before.
Wang Dong stood up as he let out a long breath. His body was extremely light. Even when he breathed, he seemed to swallow and spit out light elements. His complexion had also become smooth and clean. The dim pink on his skin was filled with the taste of healthy sunlight.
Wang Dong's golden radiance slowly retracted as he pushed the door open, and his soul power circulated smoothly. His mind also seemed to be isolated from his cultivation state as he walked out the door.
"Yuhao, how are you? I've improved. What'll happen when we form the Haodong Power again?"
He seemed to sense something at this point. He turned his head suddenly and looked towards the end of the tunnel. He saw someone walking out from the innermost door.
It wasn't well-lit here. But Wang Dong saw a pair of shining, bright eyes.
"Yuhao." Wang Dong exclaimed in surprise before bursting towards him.
Yes, it might or might not be a coincidence, but Huo Yuhao walked out at the same time that Wang Dong finished his cultivation.
"Wang Dong." Just like how Wang Dong was shocked when he saw him, Huo Yuhao was equally shocked when he saw Wang Dong bursting towards him.
Wang Dong had grown taller, and was now almost his height. His figure was slenderer and straighter. His purplish-blue hair flowed freely behind him, and his facial lines appeared gentler. His handsome face seemed to be better described with the word 'beautiful', and it felt as if he had become more similar to the lady that danced in the Rainment of Light. Huo Yuhao might have thought that Wang Dong was a girl if he didn't interact with him much.
Huo Yuhao opened his arms, and the two of them hugged. Their soul power surged into each other's body at this instant, and the Haodong Power also circulated at this point.
There was a clear, white halo that surrounded Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong in the center. This led to the formation of a whirlpool. The intense undulation of their soul power burst forth as they surged, which made the both of them feel as if they were filled with strength.
He became stronger.
This was the same thought that went through Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong's minds. But they didn't simply become stronger. Their strength had soared.
Compared to the increase in soul power, it was more important that they could feel a sense of all-roundedness on each other that wasn't there before. It's as if their entire strength had been perfectly fused. Their soul master rankings seemed unable to restrain their true abilities anymore.
Wang Dong relaxed his arm and asked Huo Yuhao, "Have you found your own path?"
Huo Yuhao smiled and asked him back, "What about you?"
Wang Dong proudly said, "Of course I did. I'm so talented, of course I managed to find it."
Huo Yuhao laughed, "Then I would have found it naturally too. Since you're a talent and I'm better than you, I must be the talent among all the talents?"
Wang Dong snorted and said, "How are you better than me?"
Huo Yuhao chortled and compared their arm muscles. He said, "At least I'm more robust than you. Your body is so soft. While it's nice to hug, it lacks manliness."
Wang Dong turned red. "I can't be bothered with you. Tell me, what's your path?"
Huo Yuhao, "I found…"
As he spoke till this point, a gentle voice resonated in both their ears. "Come out and speak."
"Elder Mu?" The two of them were stunned as they looked at each other. They didn't expect Elder Mu to be waiting for them.
They walked out of the tunnel quickly, and saw the elder lying on the reclining chair in the middle of the hall.
"Elder Mu." The two of them bowed respectfully.
Elder Mu looked at Huo Yuhao before looking at Wang Dong. He revealed a comforted laugh. "It seems like the two of you have also found your paths."
Wang Dong was surprised as he asked, "Also? Has Xiao Xiao found hers too?"
Elder Mu nodded and said, "She came out earlier than the both of you. Tell me, what are your paths?"