Chapter 101: Purple Air Comes From The East (Part 1/2)
A few months ago, Yi Yun had read the notes left behind by Lin Xintong before Yi Yun he through to the Qi Gatherer realm. Among the notes, there were records about this mysterious feeling—When ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ is completed mastered, a dragon and tiger would appear within the mind; with the Tiger Leaping through the Mountains and the Dragon Rising to Nine Skies! Yi Yun had just failed to connect that to what he had experienced the previous night.
It was difficult not to replicate the battle between a dragon and tiger in one’s mind. Every action would be identical to the actions of a dragon and tiger. At that point, every aspect of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ would have penetrated into one’s marrow.
After that, a warrior could forget all the moves of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, but when they battled, they would be able to perfectly manifest the spirit of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ in their every movement.
This amounted to fully digesting ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’.
Although ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ was great, it was just a basic fist technique of the Mortal Blood and Purple Blood realms. If a practitioner of martial arts were to be bound by the fist moves of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, then it would be a tragedy for they were destined not to accomplish great things.
Because even with ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ fully mastered, it was just at the peak of the Purple Blood realm!
But if they could absorb the essence of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ and fuse it into their martial arts system, then it would be totally different!
All of this had been recorded within Lin Xintong’s notes. It was also the true meaning left behind by the creator of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’!
‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ was not the only cultivation technique in this world that had a limit. In fact, every cultivation technique has its limits. Even the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’, which was of a higher grade than the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, has its limits as well.
To further cultivate, one has to switch cultivation techniques.
Warriors had to continuously change their cultivation techniques; those with low perceptivity would end up wasting time with poor cultivation techniques.
As for those with high perceptivity, they could digest the old cultivation technique, and incorporate it within their understanding of martial arts. Eventually, they will be able to go down their own path of martial arts.
As the statement goes, cultivation techniques had limits, but the path of martial arts had none!
This was also the source of the mysterious feeling Yi Yun had felt. Now, Yi Yun had managed to touch the threshold of that realm.
Yi Yun’s every move and stance became more harmonious as if it had blended together with the surroundings!
Seeing this, Zhang Tan became more surprised and slowly turned solemn.
Could it be…this was Yi Yun forgetting the routines, so as to assume formlessness?
This kid has managed to touch the threshold of that realm at twelve!
This realm was something any person who wanted to make a big mark in martial arts had to understand!
Yi Yun had done this for about fifteen minutes. He had entered a trance-like state and was completely immersed in his own world.
But the surrounding audience were sick of waiting.
One had to know that before Yi Yun, the person who demonstrated the longest was Lian Chengyu, who only took a few minutes. But Yi Yun had taken five times longer than Lian Chengyu!
If Yi Yun had managed to be a raging tempest, breaking rocks and chopping down trees at every turn, they could endure it because it was still a spectacle to behold.
But Yi Yun was just doing his ordinary looking moves. They were long sick of watching that.
“This kid, can he make it?”
“Do we really need to see this cowardly demonstration? I can do better than him!”
The people of the Tao tribal clan all grumbled in private, but none of them dared to shout it out. Zhang Tan was the examiner, and without him shouting for Yi Yun to stop, they did not dare say a word. They could only discuss in private and express their discontentment.
Actually, even Lian Chengyu and Tao Yunxiao could not tell the charm that Yi Yun was displaying with his ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, let alone the commoner audience.
This was because the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ Lian Chengyu and Tao Yunxiao had practiced were flawed, making it impossible for them to harmonize it.
“Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” was a top skill that trained the body and it was a national treasure manual of the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom. It was a top cultivation technique that was extremely difficult for one to be able to cultivate it to its extremes.
Not only was a proper master needed, a person also had to have their own perceptivity.
But Tao Yunxiao and Lian Chengyu lacked both criteria.
“The movement may look pretty, but the fists lack a punch. It’s just for show, nothing worth mentioning,” said Tao Yunxiao with a yawn. He had seen enough of Yi Yun’s fist skills. He was just waiting for Yi Yun to finish his last few moves before he jumped off the white jade stage to strike the black ironstone. At that moment, he would be able to know Yi Yun’s real strength.
Lian Chengyu shared the same thought with Tao Yunxiao. He too wanted to know Yi Yun’s real strength.
Although Yi Yun had been triumphant all this time, Lian Chengyu had never seen Yi Yun reveal his true strength. When Zhang Yuxian chose Yi Yun, it was because of his martial arts talent; maiming Zhao Tiezhu was nothing as Zhao Tiezhu was too weak; by shining in the Kingdom’s selection preliminary, that was because of his Spirit, not his strength.
Lian Chengyu wanted to tear down Yi Yun’s mask and see how strong he really was. But Yi Yun had demonstrated a Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist that was like an old granny’s foot-binding cloth; it was long and smelly.
When will it be over?
Fifteen minutes was followed by another fifteen minutes. Tao Yunxiao was totally fed up with waiting.
He began to strongly believe that Yi Yun’s strength was terrible.
As for Lian Chengyu, he too had a similar belief. If not, Yi Yun should have easily sent out a few strikes to destroy a few black ironstones.
“This little slave has been deceiving the public through dishonest means. If he really had the ability, he would have revealed it early. As for that old fellow, Zhang Tan, he must have realized that he had made a mistake at the preliminaries. He can’t salvage the situation, so he doesn’t want the little slave to end.”
As Lian Chengyu was having such a thought, he was suddenly stunned, for he saw a purple mist appearing above Yi Yun, who was still performing.
The purple mist dispersed the light, just like a waterfall dispersing the sunlight to form a rainbow. It became prettier and prettier. What did this beautiful scene mean?
From Yi Yun’s body, a surge of pure essence flew up into the sky as it reached to the clouds!
This essence began to spread in the sky and formed a purple cloud; it was as gorgeous as purple satin.
This scene had left many people dumbfounded. In fact, they could not tell if this scene had anything to do with Yi Yun.
How could his punches create a purple mist?
The people collected themselves and they noticed that Yi Yun’s fists were faintly glowing!
Vast amounts of energy came to Yi Yun from all directions. At that moment, Yi Yun felt he was almost at the threshold of touching the gates of the Purple Blood realm!
“Oh? This is…Purple Air Comes From The East?” Zhang Tan was greatly shocked. When a person concentrated on his martial arts and eliminates all distractions, they would enter a ‘No Law, No Shape, No Void, No Me’ state. Under this state, their essence could emerge.
The essence that emerged could mix with the surrounding Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, condensing into an air surge that shot into the sky.
This was Purple Air Comes From The East!
Purple Air, which was also known as the aura of Heaven’s Child, was indescribably precious!
Purple Air Comes From The East had nothing to do with a person’s cultivation. It was purely a state! It was a cultivation state that many martial artists would dream of, but like an “epiphany”, it was something that came by, not by searching for it!
But, many martial art masters, human overlords had never entered such a state of Purple Air Comes From The East in their lives.
“Purple Air Comes From The East?” On the airship, Old Man Su grabbed his beard and did not realize that he had torn off some his beard because he was oblivious to the pain.
Not far from him was Lin Xintong, who was entranced by this scene. A strange glint appeared in her eyes.
At that moment, Yi Yun’s bones began to emit a soft sound!
This sound began soft but it slowly became louder.
Bones like Thunder, Tendons as a Strongbow!
The sound grew more and more intense. At the same time, the light emitted from Yi Yun’s body grew brighter, as if a small sun had grown from Yi Yun’s body.
At that moment, Yi Yun’s essence had united; his understanding of “routines have limits, but martial arts is without limit” grew deeper, and the dragon, tiger phantom images in his mind grew more vivid.
Finally, when Yi Yun accumulated every bit of his energy, he punched out the last stance of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, even though this was the eighteenth time that Yi Yun had demonstrated the entire set of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’!
The final punch was drawn in!
The energy within Yi Yun’s body roared out. His body had compressed a large amount of energy within, and with the release, the sounds in Yi Yun’s bones and muscles also united as one.
“Peng! Peng! Peng! Peng!”
On the platform, a dozen teacups and three teapots beside the Tao tribal clan’s elders shattered! The splattering of the tea gave the elders a great shock.
The elders of the Tao tribal clan were in the Purple Blood realm, but there were some advisors of the Tao tribal clan that had no martial arts background. Seeing their teacups shatter, they retreated in horror.