Chapter 10: Thousand Year Old Leirion Heart Grass
Buy from where?” Listening to his sister Huang Min’s gleeful scream, Huang Xiaolong shakes his head and smile, thinking, 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’, scaring 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, thus begins a little violet monkey and a little girl’s staring contest.
With much difficulty awhile later, Huang Xiaolong managed to escape from Huang Min, looking at Huang Min leaving silhouette, Huang Xiaolong breathes 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, sitting cross-legged atop and started practicing according to Asura Tactics first layer.
Shortly after running Asura Tactics exercise law, a nefarious cold chill as it coming from the deepest nether of hell shrouding Huang Xiaolong within, continuously being swallowed by his double-headed serpent martial spirits channeling it into Huang Xiaolong’ s meridians.
As the nefarious frigid cold enters Huang Xiaolong’s body, he couldn’t help but shiver - feeling as if being buried under a thousand feet glacier. Huang Xiaolong’s heart tightened, quickly forging his mind and kept running Asura Tactics to refine the cold frigid energy.
This cold frigid energy moves with extreme slowness inside Huang Xiaolong’s meridians, every inch it passes Huang Xialong’s blood were about to freeze up.
Gritting his teeth, he kept persisting, running Asura Tactics first layer exercise law repeating over and over, gradually the cold frigid energy inside his body refined into pure battle qi.
The moment the cold frigid energy successfully refined into battle qi, Huang Xiaolong realized that it only took half an hour’s time, compared to XuanQin exercise law, the results were ten times better!
This discovery is 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 mentioned that practicing Asura Tactics builds a connection with the netherworld’s spiritual energy that tempers his physique. That cold frigid air without a doubt is the so-called netherworld’s spiritual energy.
Netherworld spiritual energy is one of the superior between heaven and earth, the higher the quality of spiritual energy the better it is to temper the physical body, the converted battle qi is purer and more powerful.
This is the gap between exercise laws.
The higher the rank of an exercise law, the quality of spiritual energy absorb is higher, the converted battle is stronger. In Martial Spirit World, the ones practicing high-rank exercise law are capable of leap-frog challenge opponents are due to this.
Martial spirits determine a person’s strength and future achievements, and the quality of exercise law practiced is equally important.
Time flies and soon one month has passed.
In this one month, apart from practicing Huang Xiaolong practices. The only difference is instead of XuanQin exercise law given to him by Huang Peng he is practicing Asura Tactics and the Body Metamorphose Scripture.
After replacing his exercise law, Huang Xiaolong’s practiced speed increased, one month after returning from the valley, he reached peak-Second Order, anytime soon he will be able to breakthrough to Third Order warrior.
In the bewitching darkness, silvery moonlight streams down.
Huang Xiaolong sat cross-legged on the cold jade bed, spiritual energy of the netherworld pours down from the void devoured by the double-headed serpent martial spirits 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 is thicker, but Huang Xiaolong perseveres, his battle qi continue crashing against the barrier, not knowing how much time has lapsed when suddenly a minute crack appeared in the third-order barrier.
Aware that the third-order barrier is loosening, Huang Xiaolong feels excited and starts to ‘attack’ the barrier more aggressively, the barrier’s minute crack grew bigger when finally a sound of explosion resounded within Huang Xiaolong’s body.
Like a flash flood, battle qi rushes into the third layer meridians in triumphant.
Third Order! Finally 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 Fourth Order is not far away!
“If advances to Fourth Order then can start practicing battle skills, and once he reaches Fourth Order the martial spirits will evolve, at that time there will be a martial spirits innate talent!” 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 is only a general indication there are some with low-level martial spirits grade one, two and three due to the martial spirits natural limit, without some fortuitous adventure, breaking through to Fourth Order will be a tedious challenge. That’s why some people with low-level martial spirits never gained a martial spirits innate talent in their lifetime, for they are unable to reach the Fourth Order thus their martial spirits are unable to go through evolution.
Getting down from the cold jade bed, Huang Xiaolong left his room.
At this time of the night, the air is foggy, under the moonlight Huang Xiaolong’s silhouette disappeared in a flash, appearing again in the back mountain. Running Asura Tactics, his eyes turned a color of blood-red and his jet-black hair fully turned white, black aura of slaughter rotates around his body constantly.
This physique attained after practicing Asura Tactics - Body of Asura, but this is only the initial stage transformation, according to the explanation on the piece of note, once Huang Xiaolong mastered the highest level of Asura Tactics then he can transform into a real Asura.
After transforming into Body of Asura, Huang Xiaolong movement under the moonlight is akin to a floating black cloud, waving his hands suddenly a palm containing traces of frigid air strikes towards a huge tree ahead, pierces through coming out from the other end of the tree trunk, into a second and a third tree.
On four trunks of the tree were embed with a child’s palm print.
Looking at the four palm print on the tree trunks, Huang Xiaolong nodded his head in satisfaction. Entering the Third Order combined with the nether battle qi, the damage power of Ethereal Palm 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 the tempering from the netherworld spiritual aura, Huang Xiaolong physique is more developed 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 brightens.
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 he sat down.
Huang Peng and Su Yan looked complicated and hesitant.
“Yesterday, Huang Wei advanced to 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 year end’s Clan Assembly.
But, 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 spirits, 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 thousand years Leirion Heart Grass!” Huang Peng went on to say.
A thousand years Leirion Heart Grass!
Huang Xiaolong was shocked 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 is 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 being a grandson to the same person, disregarding the Leirion Heart Grass, Huang Xiaolong did not even get a battle qi dan!