Chapter 371 – Cosmic Jing! Great Martial Scholar!
Wei Xiao Bei’s brows knit tighter together. There was no doubt that when the ripples expanded, the amount of wind they blew away was different from before.
For every punch that Wei Xiao Bei threw, the ripples gradually changed. Sometimes, they were bigger, and sometimes they disappeared.
He did this for quite a while until one of the few remaining scorpions slowly crawled out from the sand. When it saw Wei Xiao Bei, it became excited and quickly drilled into the sand, stealthily moving toward Wei Xiao Bei.
The Giant Black Scorpion was faster in the sand than over it. It was able to quickly close the distance between them to just ten meters.
The impatient scorpion rushed out of the sand and jumped at Wei Xiao Bei. It raised its tail, letting off a cold blue glow that released a stench everywhere.
Facing the jumping scorpion, Wei Xiao Bei appeared not to notice it as he continued punching the air.
In the next moment, the scorpion thrust its tail at him.
Wei Xiao Bei only lightly punched toward the scorpion.
A ripple formed, quickly expanding. Before his fist hit the scorpion, it appeared to have been hit by a giant hammer that stopped its body in mid-air. Then its head disintegrated while its body exploded as though a bomb within it had just been detonated, causing its flesh to scatter everywhere.
If someone saw this scene, they might have shouted, “Hundred-Foot Divine Fist!”
This was a move from a scene in the TV drama series ‘White-browed Knight’.
Punching out of the air!
The only thing different was that the TV series could attack with a fist from a hundred feet away, whereas the distance between Wei Xiao Bei and the scorpion was just a few centimeters. The difference in distance was huge.
However, Wei Xiao Bei himself knew that his punch was not the Hundred-Foot Divine Fist.
Naturally, this Hundred-Foot Divine Fist was only something made up in wuxia novels.
When his [Bajiquan] reached the level of unfathomable, Wei Xiao Bei suddenly noticed that his own martial attainment had passed the late stage of neutral jing and even broke through it, allowing him to reach the legendary cosmic jing.
It must be said that in real-world martial arts, everybody, including Cheng Bi Wu had never seen this before.
It was said that Cheng Bi Wu’s master or Wei Xiao Bei’s martial grandparent was already seventy and close to eighty. His martial art could already be called unfathomable, but he had been stuck in the bottleneck of neutral jing for more than twenty years.
It must be known that in martial arts, people at the level of negative jing could already be called experts. Those who wanted to become martial scholars would need to be at the level of neutral jing and possess profound martial knowledge, otherwise, they would only be known as Guo Shu Experts.
Additionally, above the martial scholars were great martial scholars.
In simpler terms, if people wanted to be recognized as a great martial scholar, then the first requirement was reaching cosmic jing! And they had to be above the initial stage of cosmic jing!
In all of martial history, there were only two people who had reached this level.
Wudang Daoist Zhang San Feng! Bodhidharma, founder of Shaolin arts!
Zhang San Feng was a founding master of Wudang. During the Ming Dynasty, he was given three names by three different emperors.
He was a user of taijiquan and even created a new school of it. Moreover, he was an expert in Daoist philosophy, medicine, Taoist internal alchemy, tactics, math, etc.
Before he created Wudang, he had traveled to many places and then sat facing a wall meditating for nine years, which enabled him to merge his internal alchemy and martial skills to create a new school of martial arts.
According to Cheng Bi Wu’s estimation, Zhang San Feng’s attainment was not just until the cosmic jing, but it should be the much higher, dan jing. As for what dan jing was even Cheng Bi Wu did not know much about it and could only explain what he had read before.
As for Bodhidharma, also known as Dharma, he was a South Indian Man, the third son of a great king. He had fully understood the Buddhist doctrine of Mahayana and while he was traveling in the north, he passed down his knowledge and founded Zen Buddhism.
He had many achievements and followed his own convictions. The most famous thing he did was face a wall for nine years and not speaking for the entire time.
Is was said that Shaolin martial arts were something he had passed down with his deep martial attainment.
Neutral jing was to open all blood channels, have the qi circulate continuously, and to allow every single movement to become an attack.
On the other hand, cosmic jing was to turn thoughts and qi into cosmic energy and use it to attack the enemy!
The air ripples that continuously came out from Wei Xiao Bei’s fists were qi that had been sent out which became energy.
However, Wei Xiao Bei had just stepped into cosmic jing. It was clear that he was not able to condense the energy into a straight line and instead only spread it, which made the energy being sent out ineffective.
If the cosmic energy condensed into one line, the punch that Wei Xiao Bei fired at the Giant Black Scorpion would not cause it to explode and instead tear a giant hole in its body.
After all, the scorpion had a weak defense. When the cosmic energy hit it, the energy penetrated its entire body, causing it to explode.
If he encountered a stronger monster, then when the energy hits, it might make them suffer, but it wouldn’t be able to kill them. Perhaps even his fists might not be effective.
After killing the scorpion, Wei Xiao Bei sighed and once again sat down in the sand. He had thrown his previous ideas of bathing in Yong’s blood or inputting more evolution points to the back of his mind.
His mind was only focused on cosmic jing and the techniques he could use. He felt isolated from the outside world.
After sitting for a bit, he had a sudden thought and jumped up. He did not strike a posture and just sent out his fist. In an instant, his body warped a bit like a deforming spring.
The power behind this punch was greater than before, but it still burst out and spread everywhere, causing the sands to blow up.
This time, Wei Xiao Bei frowned and did not continue training. He noticed that there was a problem. He had just stepped into the cosmic jing level, and as a result, his foundations were still shaky. If he wanted to completely learn it now, it would be impossible.
If it was the negative jing and neutral jing level, Wei Xiao Bei was initially not proficient, but he was able to learn from the techniques of his martial ancestors, slowly becoming skilled at it.
However, this could not be done for cosmic jing. There was simply no one to learn from and he could only rely on himself to find the way.
As he thought about this, he thought about Zhang San Feng and Bodhidharma.
It could be said that those two were true geniuses at martial arts that could open their own schools of martial arts. Wei Xiao Bei felt that this was something he could not contend against.
However, being unable to contend did not mean he could not learn from them.
Should I go look at a Wudang school and a Shaolin school later?
That said, if he wanted to see these two big shot martial arts’ books and scrolls, it would not be an easy thing to do.
Wei Xiao Bei frowned, concentrating on his status panel once again.
While he was training, he had carelessly killed off some scorpions, allowing his evolution points to reach 3770 points.
If he used these evolution points on skills, he should be able to make his skills reach higher levels, but after thinking for a bit, he instead concentrated on his endurance.
Endurance was a sub-attribute of vitality.
Wei Xiao Bei’s health had already reached a frightening 60 points, giving him the ability of [Limb Regrowth], but his endurance was only at 40 points with the ability [Powerful Vigor].
Wei Xiao Bei was already a 3-Star Terror Creature!
If he wanted to become a 4-Star Creature, then according to the rules of leveling up, he would need 60 points in the main attribute.
The only place where Wei Xiao Bei had an advantage was his health, that had already reached 60 points, and his endurance that had reached 40 points. By increasing his endurance to 60, he should be able to make his vitality get to 60.
Just the thought of it made Wei Xiao Bei excited.
However, even if he wanted to increase his endurance to 60, it would not be a simple thing to do.
When a sub-attribute reaches 40 points, he would need to use 4 evolution points to increase it by 0.01!
That would mean that if he wanted to increase his endurance to 60 points, he would need 8000 evolution points.
From this, it could be seen how much effort Wei Xiao Bei had to exert to make his health reach this point.
Now that Wei Xiao Bei had 3770 evolution points, he had decreased the requirements by close to half.
Focus on endurance!
Use the evolution points!
40.01, 40.02, 40.03……
As his evolution points decreased, his endurance kept increasing.
1000 evolution points only increased his endurance to 42.5, while 3000 increased it to 47.5.
At this point, he stopped placing evolution points and placed the remaining ones into courage, charm’s sub-attribute.
Before all this, Wei Xiao Bei had ignored the charm attribute, but after thinking and seeing that the sub-attributes under charm had not yet reached 20 points. He only needed a few evolution points to increase them and did so under careful calculation.
In truth, the sub-attributes under charm did not seem helpful in battle, but in truth, there were many times that they had offered some intangible assistance.
For example, after using [Precise Calculation], he noticed that his courage sub-attribute was supporting his willpower.