Chapter 581: The strength of the Spiritual Saint Girl (II)
Long Haochen chuckled, “Now, now. Stop quarelling now. Lin Xin really lost, but Ying’er, he didn’t use any of his most powerful abilities against you out of fear of wounding you. Otherwise, the menace to you would be for real. Was that summoning spell from before self-created? I haven’t ever heard of such a thing.”
Chen Ying’er proudly replied, “Yes! I have created it personally. It’s inspired by Haoyue’s Essence of Disorder. Although I cannot use such a kind of magic, I’ve been thinking, maybe I can make such magic through summons? I have made a lot of attempts, and finally succeeded. The Earth Dragons from before were a first experimental product, made by using magic crystals. In times of need, I can summon them at anytime, and although the summoning magic requires a rather long time, that’s because these self-created Earth Dragons can evolve over time. Their flaw is a lack of battle instincts, but I can manipulate them like puppets. Just like McDull, they will evolve as my strength increases.”
Chen Ying’er’s explanation may sound simple, but any other that hears her would show great shock. These were six Earth Dragon’s of different elements, made thanks to magic crystals and summoning magic. The difficulty of such a feat is as much as one may well imagine. In other words, Chen Ying’er was not only able to summon but also to create her own beasts.
“I’m the Spiritual Saint Girl, and that’s a personal ability I gained after becoming a god’s chosen one, Spirit Bestowal. As long as I wish for it, I can even bestow a spirit to a stone. However, my number of Spiritual Bestowals is limited. Using it will use up some of my soul force, so I cannot use it excessively. The good thing is that the summoned beasts whose souls are linked with mine will all evolve as my cultivation progresses.”
Listening to her explanation, everyone felt in a daze. Chen Ying’er’s ability as Spiritual Saint Girl may sound a bit complex, but thinking carefully, everyone couldn’t help but feel chills.
She had the power to create magical beasts and bestow on them a potential for evolution. This ability may not sound too flashy at its initial uses, but as Chen Ying’er’s cultivation progresses, her created magical beasts will be bound to become far more powerful. And when she reaches the ninth step, wouldn’t that mean she will have a batch of powerful magical beasts that don’t use up any spiritual energy ready to assist her?
Because these magical beasts were originally created and modeled based on Chen Ying’er’s thoughts, their contract gives her complete control over them, all of which are far beyond compare with ordinary summons. Certainly magical beasts of six different elements capable of using combinatorial magic already exceeds by far the scope of ordinary summoners.
After pondering for a short time, Long Haochen interpreted, “Ying’er, can I understand it like this: that this ability as Spiritual Saint Girl gives you a batch of supplementary contracted beasts?”
Chen Ying’er giggled, “That’s about it. My awakening was a short time ago, so I’m still not proficient with this ability, and can at most control these six magical beasts.”
Long Haochen remarked, “The chanting time for your summon was rather slow. If this issue can be resolved, things will be perfect. Also, what happens if they die? Are you able to resurrect them? And even if they are resurrected, will they still retain their ability of evolution, and not stop evolving?”
Long Haochen’s question hit at the most sensible part. Chen Ying’er’s ability was quite strong, but if it had limitations in these aspects, more preconditions would have to be met in order for it to display the best uses of it in the battlefield.
Chen Ying’er gave it a thought and replied, “The chanting time is no issue. I can find ways to shorten the chant. And these little dragons were only created a bit ago, so the so the contract still needs to be perfected. As they evolve and the contract grows, the chanting time will steeply decline. And when I become powerful enough, I will be able to summon them just like McDull. But they indeed cannot die, because if they do, all the previous efforts will be wasted, and I can then only restart from scratch. Of course, no matter whether they are created by me or not, all my creatures that have been spirit-bestowed will have their ability influenced by my current state.
In other words, the stronger I get, the stronger my magical beasts linked through Spirit Bestowal will get.”
Long Haochen smiled faintly, “You have to make good efforts then. I believe that this ability should have a great potential for development. It may show even greater uses in the future than now.”
Chen Ying’er responded with some pride, “That’s a matter of course. I’m a useful part of our Bright Glimmers of Hope!”
Long Haochen declared, “Since we are already in these training fields, let’s practice some battle tactics, in order to be ready to be tested by your grandfather tomorrow.” Although everyone in the team held an absolute confidence, and had their mutual understanding raised from their previous experiences, everyone had grown in different aspects in these two years of training. With the addition of Zhang Fangfang that they gained, they needed some practice to perform the greatest display of their strength.
“Yeah!” Chen Ying’er nodded as the proud smile on her face vanished, giving way to a faint trace of grief flashing through her eyes.
Long Haochen’s sharp sense of observation came on display, giving a comforting response, “Don’t worry, Heaven will help the worthy. They will be alright.”
Chen Ying’er pouted, “But they were caught for so long already. Will they really be alright?”
Lin Xin remarked, “Haven’t you been rejecting Yang Wenzhao all this time? How come you are incomparably more worried than any other time when he gets caught?”
Chen Ying’er mysteriously didn’t show any prepared retort, and slightly raised her head, looking at the horizon. She murmured, “I have known him since we were very young. At that time he was a few years older than me. We used to live in Holy City, frequently meeting each other. I called him Big Bro Wenzhao, and he called me Ying’er. Outside of our times of cultivation, he always took me out to have fun and eat some good food. When anyone dared bully me, he always dealt with the matter for me, beating up the bully into an unrecognizable shape. He treated me even better than my related older brother, and at that time, when I was still young, I used to ask him, Big Brother Wenzhao, can I marry you when we grow up?’ To that, he replied: Okay! Then I will be waiting for you to grow up.’
“Who knew that some adults heard about our childish talks, and Big Brother Yangzhao’s grandfather proposed marriage to my grandfather, who accepted very happily, and that’s how the matter of our marriage came to be.
“Afterwards, as I grew up, and my times of cultivation increased, the chances for us to meet decreased. He became a lot more serious and powerful, while I couldn’t even use a single summoning spell for some reason.
“At that time, grandfather hadn’t told me the secret of the Spiritual Saint Girl, and I always believed that I had no way to become a powerful summoner, making me feel especially inferior.
“Once he brought me out and we ran into some rude guys from the Warrior Temple. At that time, we were still much younger, and although Big Brother Yangzhao was pretty strong, he couldn’t beat those much older guys. At that time, I saw the deep look of outrage in his eyes. At that time, still young, I declared, Big Brother Yangzhao, don’t get hurt. After I grow up, I will surely protect you.’
“At that time, he turned his head exaggeratedly and gave me a very bizarre look. I won’t ever forget that contempt he showed. When I asked, Why are you looking at me like that?’ He replied, You will never have to protect me, I will be the one to protect you. Although I have lost today, I won’t lose again in the future.’
“Then, I asked him, Why can’t I protect you?’ he laughed and didn’t give a reply. At that time, I felt really hurt. You may think that this isn’t anything, but it was a very severe blow to me. He was the dearest person in my eyes outside my relatives, and one I cared the most about. And that was the time I had the most feelings of inferiority. His act of contempt and silent jeer deeply wounded me, and from that day onwards, I kept ignoring him.”
Hearing Chen Ying’er’s story, everyone couldn’t help but fill up with pity. As the granddaughter of the Spiritual Temple’s chief, unable to use any summoning magic, the pressure subjecting Chen Ying’er was as great as one may well imagine. Maybe what Yang Wenzhao did may not sound like anything, and was perhaps devoid of malice. But in those circumstances, at that time, his act wounded Chen Ying’er a lot.
Lin Xin remarked, “So that’s because of your wounded ego? Since you ignored him from that point onwards, why are you becoming so agitated now?”
Chen Ying’er replied unhappily, “Do you think everyone is as unsensible as you? The fact that I ignored him didn’t mean I stopped caring about him. I have always been following his matters with attention, and sweared that I won’t marry unless I defeat him one day, having him wait all this time, until his hair turn white if need be. Humph!”
Lin Xin showed shivers, “The fury of a girl is so fearful. But I estimate that he won’t be able to defeat you now.”
Chen Ying’er’s eyes turned red, starting to sob, “But by now, I don’t even know if he’s still alive. What difference does it make whether I can defeat him or not?”
Wang Yuanyuan stepped in, “Foolish girl, acting so tough. For this little matter, you held a grudge for so long. So no wonder you never paid any attention to him, and even refused to join his Demon Hunt Squad. What a girl! Don’t worry, we will surely go all out to find him and help you accomplish your wish to defeat him.”
Chen Ying’er responded, choking with sobs, “I already have no more desire to defeat him. As long as he survives, I can forgive him and forget my rancor. But I don’t even know where he could be by now, and whether he’s even alive.”
Long Haochen asked after pondering for a short time, “Ying’er, is there a Yue Ye Moonlit Chamber of Commerce in the Myriad Beasts Mountain Pass?”