Chapter 1573 – Cloud Beast Spiritual Qi
Zhao Hai and Mu Yu were in a room looking at the cloud beast in front of them. This was a tiger cloud beast. Its level wasn’t low and was something that people in the Hidden Cloud Village couldn’t acquire. It was captured by Zhao Hai and Mu Yu using the Hell King’s Ship.
The reason they took this cloud beast was because they wanted to perform some experiments. They wanted to see if the cloud beasts could be of any use for the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yu and said, “Brother Mu, I think it’s better if we leave this to someone else. You don’t need to test it yourself.” Zhao Hai was completely immune to the dark clouds, so he didn’t really need these cloud beasts. If he wanted to test the effects of the Cloud Beasts, then he could only ask other people.
Although Zhao Hai knew that he would be sent somewhere with Mu Yu two years later, he didn’t show it. In any case, it wasn’t a big deal to Zhao Hai, he has been waiting for that day.
With the matters of the Hundred Treasures Realm pretty much taken care of, Zhao Hai and Mu Yu went back to Hidden Cloud Village. Then, using the Hell King’s Ship, they went to the Sea of Beasts and caught the cloud tiger.
Originally, Zhao Hai wanted to leave this experiment to other people. As soon as they put it forward to the realm, they would be able to arrange someone to be in charge. But this time, Mu Yu wanted to do the experiment himself. This caused Zhao Hai to feel worried.
Mu Yu smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry, it’ll be fine. In any case, I’ve already learned how to subdue these cloud beasts. Moreover, aren’t you here? If you protect me, I would have nothing to fear.”
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yu and then said, “Alright, but if there’s something wrong we need to stop immediately.”
Mu Yu nodded, then he looked at the unconscious cloud beast. He slowly raised his hand as he recited incantations. At the same time, the index finger on his right hand lit up with spiritual qi. Then he used his right index finger to cut his left middle finger. A drop of blood quickly appeared on Mu Yu’s left middle finger. Mu Yu then flicked the drop of blood towards the cloud tiger’s forehead. All this time, he didn’t stop reciting his incantation.
The blood that dripped on the forehead of the cloud tiger glowed red. The red light became brighter and brighter and the cloud tiger’s body began to tremble. Then as the red light covered the entire body of the cloud tiger, its body began to shake severely. The cloud tiger began to absorb the red light little by little before it completely disappeared. A red dot remained on the cloud tiger’s forehead as it stopped shaking. Then the cloud tiger opened its eyes. It looked at Zhao Hai first before turning its head to Mu Yu, its eyes lit up with joy.
The cloud tiger immediately jumped to Mu Yu’s side and nudged him using his head. Mu Yu also had a happy expression as he reached out and scratched the cloud tiger’s neck. The cloud tiger closed its eyes and let out a comforted grunt, which made it look very cute.
Zhao Hai smiled, he looked at Mu Yu and said, “Big Brother Mu, try using the cloudbeast token. Here, give this to it.” After talking, Zhao Hai took out a piece of white cloud and handed it to Mu Yu.
Mu Yu nodded, then he took the white cloud and then fed it to the cloud tiger. The cloud tiger lowered its head and then ate the white cloud in a couple of bites. Then Mu Yu took out a cloudbeast token and used it. A huge cloud tiger phantom suddenly appeared on the cloudbeast token before the cloud tiger was sucked in.
Mu Yu felt with his spiritual force and found the cloud tiger inside the cloudbeast token. It didn’t look uncomfortable at all, so Mu Yu was relieved.
Actually, Mu Yu’s worries were somewhat unnecessary. The cloudbeast token has been used in the Cloudsea Territory for many years. The people in the territory used it for as long as they can remember. It was the most suitable vessel for cloud beasts to survive in. Not only can the beasts move inside the token, they could also provide help for their master’s cultivation. If it weren’t for its inability to store white clouds, the cloudbeast token would have been perfect.
Seeing that the cloud tiger was doing well, Mu Yu tried to communicate with it using his spiritual force. He wanted to see if he could get spiritual qi from the tiger to use in cultivation.
Before long, Mu Yu was able to convey his thoughts to the tiger. The tiger seems to pause before Mu Yu felt a trace of spiritual qi slowly pass from the cloudbeast token to his body. Mu Yu was overjoyed. He immediately guided the spiritual qi according to his cultivation method.
But it didn’t take long before Mu Yu discovered a problem. Although the spiritual qi entered his body, it was completely different from his own spiritual qi. The spiritual qi inside his body actually treated this new spiritual qi as something foreign and expelled it. This caused Mu Yu’s expression to change.
Mu Yu didn’t dare absorb the spiritual qi from the cloudbeast token and immediately stopped the cloud tiger from giving it to him. At the same time, he used his spiritual force to quickly refine the spiritual qi. It took quite a while before he managed to completely refine the spiritual qi.
Zhao Hai also discovered that something was wrong with Mu Yu, but he didn’t intervene. Although something was wrong with Mu Yu, it wasn’t dangerous. There’s no need for him to provide any help.
After refining the spiritual qi, Mu Yu let out a long breath, then he turned his head to Zhao Hai before shaking his head and saying, “It’s no good. I can’t use all of the cloud beast’s spiritual qi. My body treats the spiritual qi as foreign and repels it.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai knit his brows and said, “The spiritual qi attribute is different to yours?”
Mu Yu nodded and said, “It’s possible. You should know that the spiritual qi we usually absorb has no attribute. But even spiritual qi with attributes can be absorbed. The spiritual qi from the cloudbeast token is completely different than the ones we’re used to. The spiritual qi seems to have its own consciousness. Naturally, spiritual qi that has a consciousness would be treated as foreign by our bodies. We’ll have to either expel it or refine it for use. We can’t use it as is.”
Zhao Hai frowned, then he stretched his hand out and said, “Brother Mu, release some of your spiritual qi and place it in my hand.” Mu Yu nodded and released his spiritual qi towards Zhao Hai’s hand. Then the spiritual qi slowly entered Zhao Hai’s body.
When Mu Yu’s spiritual qi entered Zhao Hai’s body, naturally since it was a foreign spiritual qi, he needed to slowly refine it. But it helped that he already knew Mu Yu’s attributes.
Zhao Hai turned his head to Mu Yu and said, “Brother Mu, put the spiritual qi from the cloudbeast token in my hand next.” Mu Yu nodded. Although he couldn’t use the spiritual qi inside the cloudbeast token, he could still control it.
After the spiritual qi entered Zhao Hai’s body, Zhao Hai immediately felt how different it was compared to Mu Yu’s spiritual qi. Then he felt how different it was compared to the spiritual qi he was used to.
This spiritual qi also had no attribute just like normal spiritual qi that Mu Yu could use. However, the spiritual qi has its own consciousness, making Mu Yu unable to absorb it like normal.
This so-called consciousness didn’t mean that the spiritual qi was alive, but it had something to do with the cultivator. Spiritual qi existed between heaven and earth. It was unconscious and completely free. It doesn’t belong to anyone and anyone can use it.
But once a cultivator absorbs spiritual qi into their body using their spiritual force, this means that they had taken ownership of that spiritual qi and it became branded with their consciousness. This conscious spiritual qi can be used to attack enemies and even infiltrate other cultivators’ bodies and destroy them from within.
Naturally, there’s another example. That was when a cultivator was injured and was healed by a fellow cultivator. The cultivator would inject their spiritual qi into the injured cultivator’s body. The injured cultivator needs to allow the foreign spiritual qi inside their body. This way, they can guide the spiritual qi onto their meridian and use it for themselves.
The spiritual qi provided by the cloudbeast token was taken from the cloud beast inside. Although the cloud beast has been subdued by Mu Yu, the beast was still self-aware. Naturally, the spiritual qi of the beast was branded to be its own. When Mu Yu received the spiritual qi, he didn’t expect that the spiritual qi would have a consciousness. Because of this, he didn’t hesitate to take it into his body. This caused his own spiritual qi to reject it and treat it as foreign.
Thinking of this, Zhao Hai slowly opened his eyes. Mu Yu anxiously looked at him. If Zhao Hai couldn’t find a way to utilize the spiritual qi from the cloudbeast token, then the people of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield would have difficulties in fighting against the cultivators of the Cloudsea Territory.
Looking at Mu Yu’s expression, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Brother Mu, it’s fine. I already expected this issue to come up. Although the spiritual qi of the cloudbeast token has consciousness, it is completely harmless to you. Try to treat it as beneficial to your body, just like when someone heals you.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yu hesitated for a while. Cultivators rarely trusted others, so they only accepted healing from a very small number of people. Although receiving healing from others would accelerate their recovery, cultivators weren’t willing to take the risk.
Accepting another person’s spiritual qi meant that one would need to remove their defenses. If the other party had evil thoughts, then they would be able to have a hold on the person’s life. Because of this, cultivators almost never accept healing from other people.
It was also because of this that Mu Yu hesitated when he heard Zhao Hai’s suggestion. However, he quickly removed this thought. He didn’t believe that Zhao Hai would deceive him over this.
Mu Yu closed his eyes and then allowed the cloud tiger’s spiritual qi to enter his body. When the spiritual qi entered his body, it didn’t cause any damages but instead quickly fused with Mu Yu’s own spiritual qi. There were no problems at all.
Mu Yu was ecstatic, he opened his eyes as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “It works.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “You need to get used to this feeling. Moreover, the cloud tiger also needs to get used to it. Only by doing so can you frequently receive the cloud tiger’s spiritual qi.”
Mu Yu nodded and said, “Let me test it first.” After saying that, Mu Yu closed his eyes and fully received the spiritual qi provided by the cloudbeast token. At the same time, he had the cloud tiger increase the amount of spiritual qi supplied.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile when he saw Mu Yu’s appearance. Then he suddenly thought of something. He couldn’t help but pat himself in the head as he cursed himself. Since the beasts of the Space now had the same ability as cloud beasts, they could also provide spiritual qi for him just like Mu Yu’s cloud tiger. But these beasts were inside the Space and not the cloudbeast token. However, Zhao Hai believed that this wouldn’t be a problem. After all, the Space was a higher-level version of the cloudbeast token.
If what Zhao Hai suspected was true, then this would be equal to an innumerable amount of beasts supplying him with spiritual qi. His strength would certainly skyrocket.
Thinking of this, Zhao Hai immediately relayed his idea to Cai’er. Hearing Zhao Hai, Cai’er immediately agreed. The Space’s beasts were completely loyal towards Zhao Hai, so their spiritual qi would never bring harm to him. Zhao Hai immediately closed his eyes and began his experiment.
Just as the beasts began to send him spiritual qi, Zhao Hai immediately felt an incomparably strong wave of spiritual qi coming from the Space. Although he was prepared to receive it, he didn’t think that it would be this much. It was like a person using a bucket to fetch water. He expected to only get a bucket’s worth of water but the river suddenly sent him a huge wave.
It’s fortunate that Zhao Hai’s body was formidable. If it was another person, then their body would have exploded from too much intake of spiritual qi. Even so, Zhao Hai still ordered the beasts to stop sending spiritual qi.
Zhao Hai took quite some time to digest the spiritual qi he received. He wasn’t planning on giving up on this method. It was just that it gave too much spiritual qi. Actually, Zhao Hai underestimated how many beasts there were inside the Space as well as how strong they were.
After thinking about this, Zhao Hai immediately told Cai’er to investigate the amount of spiritual qi that the Space’s beasts could provide given that it wouldn’t disturb their cultivation and growth. After that, they calculated how much spiritual qi Zhao Hai can comfortably absorb, then that amount of spiritual qi would be sent over.