Chapter 839: Going out for a Walk
Xue Ying was seated cross-legged. The illusory Dark World appeared again and again in his surroundings. At times, this world would shake unstably.
But gradually, this ‘Dark World’ became more stable.
‘It is really complex.’
‘The closer I am to success, the more mystical the structure of this Dark World becomes.’ Xue Ying praised this absolute art in his heart. This Dark World was created for the sake of being annihilated. The more stable it was, the stronger the energy it could contain and thus, the more destructive it would be during the final annihilation! Xue Ying was pondering over the perplexities he had, and gradually…
He began clearing up his doubts about this style!
In the end, Xue Ying was finally enlightened. He had grasped the Dark World’s first style, ‘Dark Bubble’ clearly without having any confusion about it!
‘I’ve succeeded?’ Xue Ying looked towards the wall of the Qi Ya Incense Wood cultivation room with shock. The insipid fragrance was still drifting across his nose.
‘Just like this, I succeeded in cultivating the first style of the Dark World?’ Xue Ying was still slightly apprehensive.
Although Xue Ying knew he would comprehend the technique sooner or later after grasping the Mirage Origin and stepping into the Unity realm, he still felt complicated after fully understanding the first style.
Because he knew what this represented!
This absolute art had two styles in total.
After grasping the first style, Xue Ying would be able to get through the fifth level of Star Pagoda. He would be considered a genuinely heaven-shaking expert amongst those at the Unity realm. Even when he faced the true body of a Primal Chaos realm giant, it was possible for him to survive. Across the five great sacred worlds, Xue Ying could be considered an expert within a region. Facing any other Unity realm experts even if they were at the peak, he could sweep across them regardless.
The fifth level meant that he had reached the boundary of Primal Chaos realm, and was much closer to the strength of a true Primal Chaos realm giant.
‘Previously, I might have the Black Gourd, but firstly, to activate the Black Gourd, I would have to unplug the cork and release the fireball. This requires a short period that I might not have in response to when an assassination happens.’ Xue Ying was clear of this point. The protective treasure was ultimately an external strength, and it was slightly lacking, ‘Although it might have great power, it is too crude with how it is utilized. It is purely about ‘smashing’ things. If I meet a true expert who got through the fifth level of Star Pagoda, he can easily make fun of me.’
That was his previous weakness–having great power but weak realm! It was only because the strongest sacred emissary in the base of Ancient Sacred Religion was at the peak of Unity realm, which gave him the chance to completely unleash the full strength of the Black Gourd fireball.
If he met someone stronger, the fireball of the Black Gourd would unlikely be able to touch the enemy.
‘Right now, my weakness in terms of the realm has been covered.’ Xue Ying revealed a grin.
Xue Ying’s finger lightly tapped out.
Over at his fingertip, an illusory Dark Bubble appeared. This Dark Bubble was a few meters in diameter, and closely following that, the ‘illusory turned into reality’. During this process, it absorbed the surrounding World Energy. Closely following that, it rapidly shrank and abruptly exploded with a ‘peng’. But the explosion only happened in the space within the bubble. The destroyed void formed a piece of blackness. This was still a sacred world, and how stable was the void? Regardless, the void still shattered from the strike!
‘Even though the World Energy engulfed is small, by relying on the degree of profoundness the Dark Bubble has, this explosion power is much stronger than my previous spear technique.’ Xue Ying was merely practicing the technique and did not unleash it at its strongest.
If he were to display it at its full force, this technique would take in a much more considerable amount of World Energy and creating a tremendous disturbance!
‘There are still 8,000 years of effects from the Supplementary Spiritual Fruit.’ Xue Ying could still feel the coolness of his soul. The miraculous effect of this fruit had yet to diminish.
‘Hurry up and comprehend the Walker’s Hidden Secret!’ Xue Ying was not willing to waste any remaining energy this fruit had. He still had a long way to go before reaching Unity realm in his Dao of Slaughter and Dao of Ripple. Comparatively speaking, he was close to breaking through with his ‘Walker’s Hidden Secret’!
Currently, his soul in the Unity realm was much stronger than previously. He had also eaten the fruit coupled with the aid from the Qi Ya Incense Wood cultivation room, allowing him to cultivate really quickly.
Just 300 years later, Xue Ying had broken through to the 30th level of Walker’s Hidden Secret!
And another 600 years passed…
Xue Ying abruptly opened his eyes. He revealed a helpless look of regret, ‘The effects have desisted! There is no more energy left in the Supplementary Spiritual Fruit. Those days of high-speed cultivation have ended.’
At that moment when the cool feeling disappeared, Xue Ying felt the comprehension speed of his soul drastically reducing. This feeling of loss was unbearable.
‘Not bad. The effect of this fruit is really wondrous.’ Xue Ying was quite pleased with it, ‘I’ve used it for a total of 9,000 years. Previously, I was at the Origin Birth realm, and now, I am at the Unity realm! The effect from this fruit will naturally be consumed at an even faster pace. If it were Jing Qiu or Yu’er who ate it, their soul is much weaker than mine so the rate of consumption would be much slower. Furthermore, the effects on their cultivation would be better!’
Summarizing everything, materials used to aid in cultivation could indeed improve one’s comprehension power. The only flaw was its short duration.
But during this 9,000 years of cultivation, if Xue Ying were to spend them in the Palace Hall of Time, he would likely take about one to two billion years before breaking through to the Unity realm in his Dao of Mirage. And then he would spend another billion years before grasping the ‘Dark Bubble’.
After tasting the feeling of using a material meant for aiding cultivation, Xue Ying felt like he could not adapt to the usual slow cultivation speed temporarily.
‘The stronger I am, the weaker the effects of materials meant to aid in cultivation.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘Eating the Supplementary Spiritual Fruit as an Origin Birth realm has provided me with really great help. But after stepping into the Unity realm, during my comprehension of the Dark Bubble, I could feel that the assistance the Supplementary Spiritual Fruit has provided me became weaker.”
‘I believe if I were to reach the Primal Chaos realm, its effect would be feeble.’
This fruit would be somewhat useful for Primal Chaos realm experts, but to Cosmos Gods, it would be utterly useless. Eating it was pointless.
Furthermore, such materials meant for aiding cultivation were too expensive and valuable. Thus, it was natural for cultivators to spend a long time cultivating. Only during crucial moments, like when they met some bottlenecks in a certain absolute art, would a Primal Chaos realm giant be willing to spend a few hundred Origin World Rocks to buy precious materials to facilitate their cultivation. But it would only aid in their cultivation, and they might end up remaining stuck at their bottlenecks!
These materials used for assisting cultivation were not miracle medicines! Xue Ying originally had a great talent in the Dao of Mirage, thus allowing him to attain such optimal effects. If not for eating the fruit, he would still succeed after spending a longer period!
Outside the Qi Ya Incense Wood cultivation room.
The door was pushed open. Xue Ying walked out of the room. Pavilion Master Yu Qi was currently waiting for him outside.
“It has been exactly 100,000 years. Elder Dong Bo should likely have a great harvest from closed-door cultivation… wu…” Pavilion Master Yu Qi was still passionately praising the other party when suddenly, he felt his expression stiffening. He said with shock, “Elder Dong Bo, you have reached the Unity realm?”
“Mn.” Xue Ying revealed a grin. He had come out after a full 100,000 years because he had to spend a single Origin World Rock even if he spent less than the period.
“Congratulations, congratulations.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi added, “Congratulations Elder Dong Bo. For you to step into the Unity realm so quickly, I believe you should be able to get through the fifth level of Star Pagoda very soon.”
But he did not know that the current Xue Ying had enough power to get through the fifth level of Star Pagoda.
Xue Ying’s talent on the Dao of Mirage was much higher than that on the Dao of Slaughter and Dao of Ripple. He had grasped the True Meaning of Mirage at a very young age and had even grasped the ‘True Meaning of World’ as the first grade one True Meaning when he was a Transcendent. Clearly, his talent in the construct of a world was extremely great. That was why this ‘Dark World’ absolute art was incomparably suitable for him.
“After subtracting the one Origin World Rock used for this cultivation room, here is the remaining 118 Origin World Rocks for Elder.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi respectfully passed over a storage wristband.
Xue Ying checked through once after receiving it. Within the wristband contained many rocks emitting all sorts of color. Even with his current realm, he had an intense urge on his soul to eat these rocks.
Xue Ying turned around and went in the direction out of the pavilion. Pavilion Master Yu Qi was also sending him off all the way to the front entrance of the Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion.
Xue Ying looked at the sun high above the sky. This was the sun of the sacred world.
‘It has been a long time since I last saw the sun.’ Xue Ying’s current mood was excellent. The soar in his strength made him feel much broad-minded. With his current power, it would be much easier to obtain better materials for cultivation.
‘Let me go out and have a walk. Let’s go and find a good restaurant to have some good food.’ Xue Ying walked out of the Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion with an uplift mood. He was strolling along the streets of the Celestial Water City and was going to find a good restaurant to enjoy himself!
‘Mn? He is out?’ Within a little courtyard, the plump and short male, ‘Forefather Black Loathe’ who had been seated cross-legged and was constantly releasing his senses, had suddenly opened his eyes. His golden eyes were filled with coldness, ‘He has made me, forefather, wait for long enough!’