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Bai Yunfei was still seated on the ground. In his hand was a now-glowing Soul Sentinel Scarf. The blue light flickered every so often as if mimicking the beating of a heart. 

"The Planar Laws…the Planar Laws…"

A different-colored light flickered to in Bai Yunfei's eyes. He looked a little indecisive like if there was something he wasn't quite understanding.

The insight he gained today was far better than the last one he got. Now that he knew what kind of energy it was (the Planar Laws), Bai Yunfei could make use of that information to further progress in his understandings. There wasn't much time to make use of that knowledge though, as the moment was already passing.

He had a feeling that he just needed a bit more time to come into contact with that energy. If he could have that, then he'd potentially be able to unlock the next secret… 

The last time he had that feeling was when he came across the power of the Planar Laws the first time. And after that time, he managed to upgrade the Critical Glove to +12.

So he decided to make a risky bet before this moment of enlightenment would pass completely…. 

The Soul Sentinel Scarf disappeared into his space ring so he could bring out a white-colored stone from the space ring on his left hand.

This was the low-heaven tier upgrade stone he got from the auction before!

He was going to use this to try and…upgrade the Critical Glove!

This was a risky gambit!

Here was the chance for Bai Yunfei to delve deeper into the secrets of the Upgrade Technique. He couldn't let that moment of enlightenment go to waste before he could even properly learn from it. It was imperative that he 'attracted' the Planar Laws back to him again with this next 'attempt'!

So he had to make a huge risk in order to achieve those goals! Even if it meant risking the +12 Critical Gloves!

He was fully committed now. Biting his lips, Bai Yunfei focused on the glove, "Upgrade!!"

Another sliver of soulforce escaped from his body then, acting as a catalyst to pull at the invisible energy again. The energy wrapped around the upgrade stone for a moment to turn it into white powder like before.

A familiar sensation enveloped him once more. Bai Yunfei could feel the energy travel from the upgrade stone to the Critical Glove and then inside it…. 

He was wholly concentrated onto the Critical Glove. The sensation he was feeling felt far more clear than the time with the Soul Sentinel Scarf. Any changes within the glove would definitely be caught by Bai Yunfei the moment they appeared with how clear of an image he had of it now. So he should be able to 'deduce' the changes practically instantly… 

Everything happening within the glove was moving comparatively slow to Bai Yunfei's senses. What felt like an eternity in his mind was actually just a few beats on the outside world. The white energy from the Upgrade Stone was now fully absorbed into the Critical Glove, causing it to shine brightly with a golden light. Then in Bai Yunfei's mindspace… 

Bai Yunfei didn't know the definite probability of success when the low-heaven tier upgrade stone was added into the mix. Given its effect to increase the probability by ten times the normal rate though, the chances were probably quite high. But…what good was that if the original success rate was very low? What if the rate was just five percent? Three percent? Or maybe even one percent…"

A tenfold increase of those chances meant at fifty, thirty, ten percent, or even perhaps even lower than that… 

A notification popped up in Bai Yunfei's mind...

Upgrade FailedEquipment Destr...

The notification hadn't finished displaying in his mind when Bai Yunfei suddenly felt a moment of clarity hit him. Clutching onto that split-second, his hand flashed out stir at the air of the Core World!

The golden light that had appeared to destroy the Critical Glove immediately burst out with intensity ten times greater than before!

The notification that the equipment was destroyed was seemingly wiped from Bai Yunfei's mind in that exact same moment as well!

Then the next notification to pop up into Bai Yunfei's mind… 

Upgrade Successful

Only mere milliseconds passed from when the first notification appeared to the last one. But in those milliseconds, Bai Yunfei's actions was what it took to change the outcome!

The light that was in Bai Yunfei's eyes didn't disappear even after that action. If anything, they intensified in brightness as well to form two intense-looking bulbs of red light. Waving his right hand, Bai Yunfei made another twisting motion onto the Critical Glove!

This time, his finger wasn't doing anything like stirring the transparent energy like before. Bai Yunfei was jabbing at the air to form an 'opening' in the Core World. There was a momentary pause as the hole opened up before a shining red burst of light came out from it! Fire was pouring out!

The 'strands' of fire shot out from the hole to twirl around his finger. Dancing so rhythmically that it looked alive almost, the fire then traveled down his finger to dive into the Critical Glove!


An explosion of red light erupted from the Critical Glove. Where once had been a bright golden shine was now a mixture of gold and red to dazzle the eyes of everyone that was fortunate enough to bear witness to it.

"The…the Law of Fire! Not only did he alter the Planar Law behind his upgrade, he managed to pull in the Laws of Fire! How'd he do that?!"

Up high in the sky, Xiao Fang found it hard to disguise the shock in his voice.


Soon, the gold and red light that had been shining in the Core World dissipated to reveal the figure of Bai Yunfei.

But something looked off with Bai Yunfei. He was hunched over at the waist and gasping for breath. He looked like he had just gotten out from a body of water with how sweaty he was.


His gasps for air slowly transformed into chuckles, and that in turn slowly became laughter!

Laughter that was filled with excitement and joy!

He had done it! He had succeeded! Once again had he managed to alter the outcome to turn 'failure' into 'success'! And it wasn't a complete accident this time! The finer details of how this was possible had been understood by him, and how he could pull it off!

So many years had gone by since he first received the Upgrade Technique. So much time had passed since his study of it began. But today! Today he had made a monumental discovery!


After his laughter subsided, Bai Yunfei looked back to the Critical Glove with an expectant look.

Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal, Fire
Upgrade Level: +13
Attack: 2100
Defense: 2200
Additional Attack: 4100
Additional Defense: 4300
Soul Compatibility: 100%
Equipment Effect: Increase damage dealt to wood-type enemies by 100%.
+10 Additional Effect: 30% Chance to deal 300% damage with the next strike.
Cooldown of 1 minute.
+12 Additional Effect: Consume soulforce to grant the ability to deal 400% damage with the next strike.
Cooldown of 5 minutes.
+13 Additional Effect: Ignore fire-type defenses when attacking.
Upgrade Requirement: 120 Soulpoints


Bai Yunfei felt his heart skip a beat when he read the stats of the newly-upgraded Critical Glove!

"This…wow…Not only does it have a fire affinity, but the equipment effect was also increased fivefold and…the +13 additional effect is incredible!!"

It was unbelievable how the stats of the Critical Glove was looking. It was completely beyond any expectations Bai Yunfei had!

And even more importantly…it had a 100% soul compatibility with him now!!

The feeling between him and the Critical Glove was completely different compared to before now. It felt like an extension of his body. This was a type of sensation that was normally felt with a lifebound armament.

His Critical Glove was now Bai Yunfei's fourth lifebound armament!

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