Chapter 29: Incomplete Art
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The Spirit Refilling Pill was very precious. Each of them cost two mid-quality pearls at Wang Jie’s shop. Now, he had a whole bottle of them. Although he could have fifty yellow fish for the same amount of spiritual energy, it would take him a couple of days on the ocean. With the ten Spirit Refilling Pills, he could get three thousand points of spiritual energy easily.
He opened the iron box, and the cave was immediately filled with fragrance. Han Fei’s eyes widened. Was it Crimson Sea Fruit? Han Fei was certain that it was not a Purple Bamboo Fruit, although its aroma was also entering his body through his skin.
Han Fei’s heart pounded. Was it a fruit on the same level as the Purple Bamboo Fruit?
He stared at it, only to see no data. Did such a treasure have no data representation?
Even so, Han Fei was still excited. The Purple Bamboo Fruit had changed the Demon Purification Pot and given him a thousand points of spiritual energy. He did not expect Tang Ge to leave a treasure as good as that to him.
Han Fei closed the box in a hurry. He could not take it recklessly. Back at the bottom of the ocean, the spiritual energy in the fruit was so overwhelming that his body overheated. It was certainly not a good feeling.
Han Fei held back his urge to swallow the fruit and turned to the two books.
Han Fei was slightly surprised. It was a book that taught how to swim fast. It was not exactly a technique.
Han Fei learned from the book that ordinary people could only hold a hundred breaths, and only the grand fishing masters could hold a thousand breaths at the bottom of the ocean. He spent half an hour in the ocean, which was more than a thousand breaths. Did a breath denote a different time length in this world?
Han Fei did not think too much. Swimming Art was quite useful after all. If he had known it better, he wouldn’t have been so devastated in the ocean.
After reading it carefully, Han Fei suddenly had a strange feeling.
Huh? Why do I remember it so clearly?
Han Fei looked at the list of arts on the Demon Purification Pot.
Existing Battle Techniques
Existing Arts: Swimming Art (Mortal Level, High Quality)
Note: It’s a mediocre, generic swimming technique based on multiple other swimming techniques. To infer the ultimate technique, you need to spend 1,000 points of spiritual energy.
Superseding Art: Wandering Dragon Art
Han Fei was excited. Could battle techniques be inferred, too?
While 1,000 points of spiritual energy was a lot, such a life-saving method was definitely worth it.
Han Fei said, “Infer it.”
Spiritual energy surged out, and Swimming Art changed.
Existing Arts: Wandering Dragon Art (Mortal Level, Divine Quality)
Note: It simulates the movement of unpredictable fish and dragons with spiritual energy…
Han Fei was interested. Could all arts and battle techniques be inferred to higher levels?
Also, the results were all Divine Quality.
However, what quality was Divine Quality exactly? He Xiaoyu said that above High Quality was Ultra Quality, and nothing was above Ultra Quality. It was obviously incorrect. Neither He Xiaoyu nor her father had access to the levels above Ultra Quality.
I’ll practice the technique when I go to the ocean next time, well, or maybe when I surpass the peak of level six.
Wandering Dragon Art could not be put to use immediately. Han Fei turned to Mystic Body Technique, the other book.
After Han Fei read it carefully, the upgrade requirement for Mystic Body Technique popped up in his head.
Existing Arts: Mystic Body Technique (Mortal Level, High Quality)
Note: This body-conditioning art can fortify and harden the major acupuncture points over the body to stop spiritual energy from leaking.
Drawback: The foundation can be ruined when the major acupuncture points are hardened.
Superseding Arts: Incomplete Monograph on 108 Ways of Body Conditioning
Han Fei gasped that it required 2,200 points of spiritual energy to infer the book.
He also sweated when he saw the drawback in the system. The foundation would be damaged? That would definitely hinder future advancement.
Tang Ge couldn’t have tried to harm him, so he might be unaware of the drawback. It would be terrible if he practiced the technique. Han Fei decided to remind him next time they met.
Han Fei couldn’t feel more awful.
Two thousand and two hundred points of spiritual energy? Are you robbing me? Could you be better than Void Fishing?
Fine. Stuff inferred with so much spiritual energy can’t be anything bad.
Han Fei said, “Infer it.”
Spiritual energy surged out again, and the interface changed.
Existing Arts: Incomplete Monograph on 108 Ways of Body Conditioning (Mortal Level, Divine Quality)
Note: Every human has 108 acupuncture points, and 36 of them are critical. This art can seal the critical acupuncture points and keep natural spiritual energy inside.
Drawback: The following arts cannot be inferred unless corresponding body-conditioning arts are found.
Han Fei was delighted. It was a great deal.
He did not know that there were so many critical acupuncture points on the body. If he could repair them, he would definitely be sturdier than most people. At the very least, he wouldn’t worry about being ambushed.
However, when he saw that he had only 142 points of spiritual energy left, Han Fei felt awful. Upgrading a random technique had cost him thousands of points of spiritual energy. What could he do if he had more techniques in the future?
Han Fei shook the idea out of his head. He was in desperate need of strengthening his body, and Tang Ge’s help couldn’t be more timely.
Han Fei studied the Incomplete Monograph on 108 Ways of Body Polishing, which contained 108 stances.
He immediately stood straight in a weird posture. His face changed after the first movement as he felt that his muscles tightened and stretched.
The second… The third… By the time Han Fei reached the eighth stance, he breathed so heavily that he could barely continue. It was much more difficult than he had expected.
Han Fei sat on the ground, sweating hard.
Right then, Han Fei heard voices coming from above.
“Brother, this is the place. That brat lives here.”
Han Fei grew alarmed. It was the fatty Brother Gang’s voice.
The gate was kicked open.
Then, someone asked indifferently, “Where is he?”
Brother Gang said, “Huh? He was here just now. Where could he possibly run to?”
The indifferent person said, “A-Gang, did the boy really defeat you with the strength of level six?”
Brother Gang said, “Brother Dong, it’s true! That guy seemed to have infinite spiritual energy. He struck dozens of times but did not even need to catch his breath.”
The guy called Brother Dong remarked after a brief silence, “Interesting. A-Gang, order someone to watch the place. This guy must have a treasure with him. It’s up to you whether or not we can obtain it.”
The voices were gone. Han Fei’s heart became heavy. He shouldn’t have been so gentle. The fatty did not learn his lesson at all.
Han Fei knew better than to come out and fight the people above. The man named Brother Dong was at least a level-eight fisher, or the fatty wouldn’t have been so obedient.
Fatty, you’re good, I’ll remember you now.
Han Fei held back his rage. They did not know that he was a level-five fisher, or more people would’ve come. It was unbelievable that a level-five fisher defeated a level-seven fisher who absorbed the power of a demonic fish.
Han Fei gritted his teeth and drank a bottle of Fish Head Body Polishing Fluid. He had to speed up his cultivation.
Immediately, Han Fei felt that he was full of power. The next six hours were critical for him.
Han Fei resumed his cultivation. Although his muscles still ached because of the stretching, Han Fei was able to persist with the infinite power in his body.
Han Fei was covered in sweat by the time he completed 36 movements.
He seemed to have just been picked up from the ocean when he completed 72 movements.
After he completed 108 movements, Han Fei’s muscles cramped, and he fell on the ground in pain.
Damn it. My whole body is spasming. What kind of body-conditioning technique is this?
Han Fei meant to pass out, but his brain was highly active with the tonic. It was not until ten minutes later that Han Fei’s spasm was finally over.
Han Fei breathed heavily on the ground. This art was too horrifying.
When Han Fei looked at the Demon Purification Pot, he was astounded.
Owner: Han Fei
Level: Five (Intermediate Fisher)
Spiritual Energy: 398 (167)
Spiritual Heritage: Level One, High Quality (Upgradeable)
Weapon: Purple Bamboo Rod
Main Art: Void Fishing, Chapter 1: Hook Kiss (Mortal Level, Divine Quality)
“Whoa! My capacity of spiritual energy has been increased by eight points after I only practiced it once! This is amazing!”
Han Fei was stunned. It only increased by one point after he had a bowl of Swallowed Spirit Soup, but eight had been added after he practiced the Incomplete Monograph on 108 Ways of Body Conditioning once.