Chapter 887: Starting Ancient Cultivation
Inquisitive Sky Hall Master directly threw a storage wristband over. He transmitted: “This is what Forefather asked me to send over. It is good for you to roam around the Myriad Ancient Sacred World since Ancestor Sorcerer and World Ancestor are both here, making this a relatively safe place. It is fine as long as you remain wary of possible plots happening… the treasures that Forefather asked me to send over are meant for you to protect yourself. You can temper yourself properly here.”
“Mn.” Xue Ying did not reject. He received the treasures.
“Oh right, the subordinates under World Ancestor also transmitted over a piece of news. They have investigated the other commander of Chief Devil Cliff, ‘Monarch Qi Hu’, confirming that he isn’t part of the two religions. After interrogating him, nothing seems to be wrong.” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master said.
“What happened after the interrogation? Did they kill him? Or let him off?” Xue Ying hurriedly asked.
“They let him off.” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master chuckled, “Why, do you think Monarch Qi Hu should be killed because he slaughtered others? It’s a pity that this is the territory of World Ancestor, and it is common for cultivators to devour and slaughter. They naturally let Monarch Qi Hu off after finding nothing wrong with him.”
Xue Ying frowned inwardly.
If Monarch Qi Hu were killed, then his promises on the transaction would have been considered complete. But it’s a pity that he was let off… Xue Ying would have to find another opportune moment to deal against Monarch Qi Hu! With his strength, it wasn’t an easy task for Xue Ying to kill the other party.
Of the three matters regarding the transaction, there was only the task of killing Monarch Qi Hu left, though the target is currently hiding in the Chief Devil Cliff. He would likely hide for the near future after experiencing such a traumatic battle.
Xue Ying instead spent his time roaming around the Myriad Ancient Sacred World. He was not in a rush to hurry back to his hometown cosmos as there was no point for Xue Ying to wait at home foolishly while his wife was in closed-door cultivation. Xue Ying decided to initiate his path to ancient cultivation. With his current strength, it would create a considerable disturbance when he trained.
His hometown cosmos was ultimately too fragile, and if Xue Ying were not careful, he might cause the cosmos epoch to end.
Thus, it was vital for Xue Ying to train outside the cosmos.
Xue Ying pondered.
This was the oldest cultivation system. During the primitive Ancient Sacred World era, when the weak beings wanted to become stronger, they would usually make use of the World Energy present in the primitive Ancient Sacred World to nourish their bodies, gradually taking on the great Dao of the ancient cultivation! Eventually, more and more outstanding cultivators started creating other systems, spreading them in public. These included systems such as the bloodline cultivation system, the Ancient Mother cultivation system, the hex cultivation system, the strongest warrior cultivation system…
But none could hide how breathtaking ancient cultivation was.
Ultra-long distance teleportation!
Observing any location within the five great sacred worlds and primal chaos void!
Being able to perform avatar techniques after becoming a Void God!
Changing the past!
All kinds of unfathomable techniques could be accomplished using ancient cultivation but not for other cultivation systems! As a result, many powerful experts would cultivate in ancient cultivation too, though ‘talent’ was critical in this system. Without a good talent, it was limited as to where the cultivator could reach in the future. If Xue Ying were lucky and obtained a powerful innate skill, he would naturally place an effort to cultivate it.
‘It all starts when I was a Transcendent as I awakened my talent.’ Xue Ying constructed an alert array deep within the mountains. The array composed of the Mirage, Plate Ripple Diagram, and the profound mysteries of the void. Those Primal Chaos giants who were stronger than Xue Ying might not reach his degree of comprehension in the Dao of Ripple and Mirage. In terms of the void, Xue Ying was able to teleport through an ultra-long distance. As a result, Xue Ying was able to construct an alert array that permeated deep within the core composition of the void. It was tough for anyone to get through the array without tripping it.
He then began attempting the cultivation.
Those who were weaker would have an easier time taking the first step of ancient cultivation.
Xue Ying’s current strength was too great. His soul and body were powerful too, so it was instead harder for him to awaken his talent.
Xue Ying sat cross-legged. Suddenly, a vast World Energy began streaming into his body. He relaxed his entire self–even his soul was completely relaxed. He was allowing the World Energy fuse into his body under the ‘Soul Initiation Technique’.
The Soul Initiation Technique was also known as the ‘Awakening Technique’, or ‘Creation Technique’. It was the most mature version after the earliest predecessors of ancient cultivation perfected this technique through countless failures. Under the guidance of this Soul Initiation technique, only then could the cultivator dig out the potential of the body and of the soul, eventually awakening the strongest innate skill one had!
Naturally, it was possible for one to awaken multiple innate skills too.
Nonetheless, it did not mean that the more skills one had, the stronger he would be. More importantly, it depended on how far one could walk in the Dao of his innate skill.
Without any frustration… without any worry…
A piece of emptiness…
Xue Ying could no longer feel his body. His soul was incomparably relaxed at this moment. The distance of his perception region was continuously expanding. He was able to perceive an old forest deep within the mountain, and also the vast grassland outside the deep mountains. The perception of his soul was continuously spreading out in all directions… and currently, it had reached a region that far outstripped the distance he could achieve with any of his secret techniques.
Even using the Plate Ripple Diagram would not allow him to reach one-ten-thousandth the current region.
But using the Soul Initiation technique meant completely immersing oneself into digging the potential of his soul. At this moment, it was akin to the soul fusing as one with the world. Only then could the cultivator perceive an incomparably colossal region. Nevertheless, this was not appropriate to use during battles.
It was like a desolate desert. Suddenly, spring water began gushing out.
It was also similar to having an oil lamp lighting up in an endless expanse of darkness.
The potential hidden within Xue Ying’s body and soul were dug out, forming a complete talent.
Within the wooden house deep in the mountains, Xue Ying who was seated there for more than 10,000 years, suddenly began emanating a dull red aura. It spread out in all directions. This aura brought along a strong, enticing energy. The weaker ones would just fall into an illusory realm unknowingly the moment they smelled this.
Xue Ying slowly opened his eyes.
‘I’ve awakened.’ Xue Ying immediately inspected his soul and body to see if there were any transformations. He felt shocked the next moment: ‘Nightmare technique?’
There were very few changes that happened to his soul and body. The aura that his body emitted was filled with an enticing energy. The aura his soul released could even guide others into an illusory realm!
There were no direct combat capabilities. This was purely an illusory realm technique.
‘Haha.’ Xue Ying could not help but shake his head and laugh, ‘It seems that I am indeed talented in this aspect of the Mirage. Even after entering ancient cultivation, the talent I awakened, in the end, is also of this sort.’
‘Mn, how should I cultivate next?’
Xue Ying pondered.
Once he had ascertained his talent, the next step would be to think of which path he should take. There were many possible paths, and the better he cultivated his talent, the stronger he would be.
‘This talent specializes in controlling illusory realm. As a result, my soul will be stronger than those at the same level.’ Xue Ying nodded inwardly, ‘Then I shall choose the ‘Vermillion Nightmare Inheritance’.’
Vermillion Nightmare was the name of a mutated beast.
It was a mutated beast that specialized in controlling the illusory realm. The Vermillion Nightmare inheritance had been discovered by Xue Ying from the countless books left behind by Monarch Nine Cloud. Even though it was considered middle-grade amongst the other inheritances, it was the most appropriate for him. This inheritance could be cultivated until the Primal Chaos realm! As for the higher realm, ‘Cosmos God’? How many Cosmos Gods were there since the primitive Ancient Sacred World era until now?
And how many had cultivated in ancient cultivation? Few of the ancient cultivation inheritances could directly be trained to the Cosmos God realm. He only knew of three of them, and none were appropriate for himself.
‘There are many Cosmos Gods who actually started their own Dao path. Like Ancestor Sorcerer and Ancestor Cang. Even though the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance is a Primal Chaos realm inheritance, I can similarly initiate my own Dao in the future and bring it to the Cosmos God level.’ Xue Ying thought.
He was still quite satisfied with this inheritance.
It was the most appropriate for him, and the most helpful one out of all.