Chapter 10: Thousand Year Old Leirion Heart Grass
“Buy from where?” Listening to his sister’s gleeful scream, Huang Xiaolong shook his head and laughed, thinking that this Violet Devourer Spirit Monkey is a rare spirit beast, something you can’t buy even if you have lots of money.
“Zhi zhi zhi!” The little violet monkey squeaked shrilly in protest at Huang Min for calling him ‘little monkey’, startling Huang Min whose hand was reaching out wanting to pet it.
After being startled momentarily, Huang Min widened her eyes and stared angrily at the Violet Devourer Spirit Monkey; this is the beginning of a staring contest between a little monkey and a little girl.
With much difficulty, some time later, Huang Xiaolong managed to escape from Huang Min and looking back towards Huang Min’s departing silhouette, Huang Xiaolong breathed out a heavy sigh of relief.
Back in his room, removing the little monkey from his shoulder, he took out the cold jade bed from the Asura Ring’s space, and sat cross-legged atop it, starting his first practice according to Asura Tactics first layer.
Shortly after running Asura Tactics technique, a nefarious cold chill broke out as if it came from the deepest nether of hell, shrouding Huang Xiaolong within, this spiritual energy was continuously being swallowed by his double-headed serpent martial spirit and then channeling it into Huang Xiaolong’s meridians.
As the nefarious frigid cold enters Huang Xiaolong’s body, he couldn’t help but shiver – feeling like he was being buried under a thousand feet glacier. Huang Xiaolong’s heart tightened, quickly forging his mind and will, he persisted in running Asura Tactics to refine the cold frigid energy.
This frigid energy moved extremely slow alongside Huang Xiaolong’s meridians, every inch it passes, Huang Xiaolong’s blood felt like they were about to freeze up.
Gritting his teeth, Huang Xiaolong persevered; running Asura Tactics first layer cultivation technique, repeating it over and over. After a long time, the frigid cold sensation lessened and the energy inside his body was refined into pure battle qi.
The moment the cold frigid energy successfully converted into battle qi, Huang Xiaolong realized that it only took half an hour’s time, compared to theXuan Qin cultivation technique, the results were ten times better!
This discovery was much to Huang Xiaolong’s liking: “Looks like what the note says is true, although the netherworld’s spiritual energy is hard to refine but once successful, the benefits are huge!”
The note, kept in the spine of Asura Tactics book stated practicing Asura Tactics was akin to building a connection with the netherworld’s spiritual energy that tempers his physique. That frigid cold air without a doubt is the so-called netherworld’s spiritual energy.
Netherworld spiritual energy was one of the superior energy between heaven and earth, the higher the quality of spiritual energy is, the better it was to temper the physical body, the converted battle qi is much purer and more powerful.
This was the gap between cultivation techniques.
The higher the rank of a cultivation technique, the quality of spiritual energy absorbed is higher, the converted battle qi is stronger. In Martial Spirit World, the ones practicing high-rank cultivation techniques are capable of leap-frog challenge opponents were due to this factor.
Martial spirits determine a person’s strength and future achievements, and the quality of cultivation technique was equally important.
Time flies and soon one month has passed.
In this one month’s time, apart from practicing Huang Xiaolong still practices. The only difference was, instead of the XuanQin cultivation technique given to him by Huang Peng, Huang Xiaolong switched to practicing Asura Tactics and the Body Metamorphose Scripture.
After replacing his cultivation technique, Huang Xiaolong’s practiced speed increased tremendously. One month after returning from the valley, he had reached the peak of late-Second Order, anytime soon he will be able to breakthrough to Third Order warrior.
In the bewitching darkness of the night, silvery moonlight streams down.
Huang Xiaolong sat cross-legged on the cold jade bed, spiritual energy from the netherworld pours down from the void and devoured by the double-headed serpent martial spirit with their jaws wide open.
The battle qi within Huang Xiaolong’s body kept swirling violently like raging waves crashing, the same way he felt when he was in peak-First Order breaking through to Second Order.
However, breaking through to Third Order warrior is much harder, the resistance barrier was thicker but Huang Xiaolong persisted. His battle qi continued to crash against the barrier, not knowing how much time had lapsed, suddenly a minute crack appeared in the third-order barrier.
Aware that the third-order barrier is loosening, Huang Xiaolong feels excited and pushed against the barrier more aggressively as the barrier’s minute crack grew bigger when finally a sound of explosion resounded inside Huang Xiaolong’s body.
Like a flash flood, battle qi rushes into the third layer meridians in triumph!
Third Order! Finally, he broke through to the Third Order warrior.
Huang Xiaolong opened his eyes, unable to hide the jubilation in his heart.
Once breakthrough Third-Order, then the Fourth Order is not far away!
“Once I advanced to the Fourth Order, I can start practicing battle skills; and once he reaches Fourth Order his martial spirit will evolve, at that time, a skill from his martial spirit’s innate talent will appear!” Huang Xiaolong thought inwardly.
At age seven martial spirits awakens, however, the awaken martial spirits is just in its infancy, only when battle qi reaches the Fourth Order the martial spirits will evolve to become stronger while the owner of the martial spirits will gain the martial spirits innate talent ability or skills.
The higher the grade of the martial spirits, the innate talent after evolving will be more powerful!
But the Fourth Order was only a general indication, people with low-level martial spirits ranging from grade one, two, and three due to their martial spirits natural limitation more often than not failed to breakthrough to the Fourth Order, and without some fortuitous adventure, breaking through to Fourth Order will be a tedious challenge. That was why people with low-level martial spirits never gained any martial spirits innate talent skill in their lifetime for they are unable to reach the Fourth Order. Thus their martial spirits were unable to go through evolution.
Getting down from the cold jade bed, Huang Xiaolong stepped out from his room.
At this time of the night, the air was foggy under the moonlight and Huang Xiaolong’s silhouette disappeared in a flash, appearing again in the back mountain. Running Asura Tactics, his eyes turned a blood-red color and his jet-black hair turned fully white, at the same time a black aura of slaughter rotates around his body.
This physique attained after practicing Asura Tactics – Body of Asura, but this was only the initial stage transformation, according to the explanation on the piece of note, once Huang Xiaolong mastered the highest level of Asura Tactics he can transform into a real Asura.
After transforming into the Body of Asura, Huang Xiaolong’s movement under the moonlight was akin to a floating black cloud, waving his hands out suddenly, a palm carrying traces of frigid air strikes towards a huge tree ahead, the palm pierced through the thick tree trunk and came out from the other end, through a second and a third tree.
On the fourth tree trunk, a child’s palm print dented some inches into the trunk.
Looking at the palm print on the fourth tree trunk, Huang Xiaolong nodded his head in satisfaction. Entering the Third Order combined with the netherworld battle qi, the damage power of Ethereal Palm had increased about four times and with his current strength, he is capable of killing a late-Third Order warrior.
Of course, after advancing to Third Order and his current physique due to the tempering benefits from the netherworld spiritual aura, Huang Xiaolong physique was firmer and stronger.
Spending some time to practice the Body Metamorphose Scripture in the back mountain, Huang Xiaolong only returned to Huang Clan Manor when the sky begins to brighten.
Once back in Huang Clan Manor, Huang Xiaolong was called to the Eastern Courtyard hall by Huang Peng.
“Dad, Mom, you were looking for me?” Entering the Eastern Courtyard’s hall, Huang Xiaolong asked as took a seat.
Huang Peng and Su Yan looked complicated and hesitant.
“Yesterday, Huang Wei had broken through to the First Order warrior.” Huang Peng eventually opened his mouth and said.
Only then Huang Xiaolong understood his parents’ purpose in calling him over, in short, they are still worried about the end of the year’s Clan Assembly.
However, in less than two months’ time Huang Wei actually advanced to First Order, so fast?! Logically speaking, even though Huang Wei possesses a grade ten martial spirit, the Three-Eyed Black Tiger, it’s still impossible to advance to First Order in such short time.
“Dad spent a huge sum of money in the county’s auction house to procure a stalk of thousand years Leirion Heart Grass!” Huang Peng went on to say.
A thousand years Leirion Heart Grass!
Huang Xiaolong was shocked and then he sneered; no wonder in less than two months’ time Huang Wei was able to advance to First Order warrior. It is all due to Grandfather Huang Qide spending a huge sum of money to get a thousand-year-old Leirion Heart Grass for Huang Wei’s practice. One stalk of one thousand-year-old Leirion Heart Grass was not something cheap, and it’s obvious enough that Grandfather Huang Qide thinks Huang Wei is the future pillar of Huang Clan Manor. Thus spending all resource and effort to culture him whereas him, though a grandson to the same person, disregarding the Leirion Heart Grass, Huang Xiaolong did not even get a Battle Qi Dan!