Chapter 1252: Ethereal
Seeing that the War God UI wanted to calculate the obtained Soul Points, Gu Qing Shan silently waited for a while.
Not too long after that, about a few minutes, the results came out.
A few lines of glowing text appeared on the War God UI:
[During this combat, you moved to another location as a clone]
[The system had to spend great effort to remain at your main body’s location, using arduous effort and indomitable spirit to display great willpower worthy that of the ‘War God’ name, finally expending all 100 million personally stored Soul Points in combination with your prepared two swords to accomplish this slaying]
Reading up to this point, Gu Qing Shan had a bad feeling.
The following lines of text continued to appear:
[To replenish the system’s expenditures, maintaining regular UI operation, while also acting as the host Gu Qing Shan’s excellent butler, in the spirit of non-wasteful un-flashiness, the system had ultimately decided:]
[You’ve obtained 100 million Soul Points]
First, Gu Qing Shan instinctively sighed in relief.
——-having 100 million Soul Points in reserve meant that he had laid the foundation for any follow-up combats.
At the very next moment, he noticed something wasn’t right.
“Oi… I know that you need Soul Points to maintain operation, but the two of us spent almost 200 million Soul Points altogether, isn’t 100 million too little to give me for this kill?” Gu Qing Shan complained.
The War God UI replied: [During this combat, the system had to spend great efforts——-]
“Stop!” Gu Qing Shan cut it off: “You spend great efforts? I had two swords stuck through my chest. Furthermore, you mentioned earlier that I was essentially a dust mite that killed a dragon, if it was truly a kill that transcended so many levels, the monster itself must’ve contained a lot more than just 100 million—– no, I’m sure it contained at least 200 million!”
The War God UI replied: [200 million? You’re greatly underestimating this——- actually, that’s true, it was around 200 million]
Gu Qing Shan’s eyebrows twitched.
Before he could react, this remaining Soul Points value was deducted by 2000.
——since it answered two of Gu Qing Shan’s questions just now, it took the fees for it.
Gu Qing Shan furiously complained: “Don’t you think you’re looking down on me a bit too much with that attitude?”
The War God UI replied with a line of glowing text: [I’ve always been nowhere but right in front of your eyes]
The line of text sparkled a bit.
He lost another 1000 Soul Points.
Gu Qing Shan now had 99,997,000 Soul Points.
The more he asked.
The few it would become.
“Hah——–” Gu Qing Shan kept his mouth open for a while, only to utter a long sigh.
It handed more than 100 million Soul Points over just now, so I’ll just leave it to its devices for the time being.
I’ll look for another monster that needs it to hand over Soul Points to kill…
Gu Qing Shan silently told himself.
Now that he said nothing else, it was the War God UI’s turn to ask:
[This combat has been completed; do you still have any questions?]
Gu Qing Shan quickly shook his head, then quickly nodded again.
——-he just recalled something.
「 I’m here 」
“When you used [Earth’s Choice] to kill that monster, did you slay its soul completely?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
The Earth sword replied: 「 Thanks to Shannu cutting all of its techniques, I was able to directly eliminate it—— I can confirm that its soul had been slain completely 」
Gu Qing Shan observed the hundred-meter set of skeletons in front of him.
A breeze blew past.
All the bones shattered into fine dust, disappearing into the wind until they completely disappeared.
Gu Qing Shan nodded.
———-since the Earth sword and Six Paths Great Mountain sword had done their job so well, I can now confirm my next conjecture.
“War God UI, this isn’t a question, I want you to display the inheritance I obtained”
He continued: “After I killed his Samsara Chief War Shaman, its inheritance shouldn’t be able to help it switch bodies any longer, I want you to scan over and see if there are any changes in the inheritance”
The War God UI remained empty.
All of a sudden, long lines of glowing text were displayed in front of Gu Qing Shan.
[Currently scanning secret inheritance: unknown Spirit Linked fist technique]
[Discovered corresponding change]
[The Spirit Linked fist technique you obtained had changed from unique magic into pure fist technique knowledge, now contained within your Thought Sea]
[The corresponding changes are currently being displayed, please wait a moment]
Gu Qing Shan asked: “Is the fist technique knowledge still related to the magic?”
The War God UI replied: [Do not worry, knowledge is 100% clean]
After a few moments, lines of text appeared on the War God UI:
[An inheritance hidden by spirit linking is like precious treasures fallen into dirt and mud. After the War Shaman was eliminated, it is currently revealing its admirable brilliance]
[To accomplish this work, the system had spent untold efforts, using indomitable willpower to trespass layers upon layers of the inheritance and traps to discern the true knowledge. Discarding all illusions while keeping the truth, undergoing hardship to recompile, recollect, reconsider, and repeated testing…]
Gu Qing Shan was speechless.
It has only been a few seconds since you last displayed the previous message, why do you make it sound like it was several hundred years of hard work?
He skipped through these self-advertising nonsense messages and read the latter notifications.
[You’ve obtained knowledge of the Samsara Mystery: Ethereal]
[Ethereal, a Samsara Mystery fist technique, grants instant mastery at the moment of learning, but requires a Samsara Deific Authority in order to exert the corresponding power]
Gu Qing Shan asked: “What’s a Samsara Deific Authority? And what’s the corresponding power?”
The War God UI deducted 1000 Soul Points without a second thought and answered: [If you use the identity of Huang Quan Devil King to perform this Mystery fist technique, you will be able to trigger the power of the Samsara to exert the Huang Quan Devil King’s might]
[If you were a different Deity of the Samsara, you’d be able to use this technique to borrow the power of the Samsara and exert power corresponding to your Deific Authority]
Gu Qing Shan was shocked and couldn’t help asking: “If that’s the case, wouldn’t that mean anyone would be able to perform this set of fist techniques, and the power exerted from it would also be different?”
[Indeed, the prerequisite being the one performing the fist technique must be a Samsara Deity]
Gu Qing Shan carefully pondered for a while, realizing that he had never come across such a fist technique before.
He praised: “As expected of a Mystery-level fist technique”
Knock knock knock!
At this point, the sound of knocking could be heard.
From the void of darkness, a door opened.
The practical combat class teacher and Banishing Sword Saint were both standing at the door.
“Class is over, Li San Lang” the practical combat class teacher called out.
Gu Qing Shan temporarily halted his current train of thought, hurriedly replied, and quickly walked towards the two.
He seemed very relaxed.
But his swords were completely tense.
“Be careful gongzi, they might have already been replaced” Shannu spoke heavily.
「 That’s right, we should stay on our guard and prepare to fight 」the Earth sword replied.
Gu Qing Shan continued to maintain a weak smile on his face while silently replying to the swords in this mind: “It’ll be fine”
Wang Shun stared closely at Gu Qing Shan and muttered: “Why do I have a bad feeling…”
He kept one hand on his sword.
Gu Qing Shan halted briefly, then sent his voice to his swords: “All of you relax, don’t let him sense your hostility, there’s actually nothing to fear right now”
「 Why not? We’ve clearly confirmed that those monsters are currently replacing the people of this world, they might have already been notified of what had happened just now 」the Earth sword said.
Gu Qing Shan explained: “When I performed [Night Cruiser] in front of Shan Hai Qi Xia and the rest, they did not recognize this cloning technique”
“Furthermore, when I tried using [Inch Desolation] for the first time, I noticed that it wasn’t after I performed the strike that they saw how powerful it was and Shan Hai Qi Xia decide for Li Qiu Yu to take care of me”
“It could be seen that they do not know who this fist technique originated from”
“This means that even though they are all within the great tomb, not all of these monsters recognize one another”
“After all, considering how large the Samsara is and how the monsters are being separated by Apocalypse, none of them would brave the risk of the Apocalypse to probe the location and status of the others”
“I suspect that they wouldn’t establish mutual communications until after they’ve accomplished their substitution”
“In other words, they only know that I’ve conducted spirit linking with a powerful entity, but not that I’ve killed the other party”
“——After all, how could a mere teenager resist against such a terrifying entity?”
“That’s why, I’m very safe right now”
While sending his voice, he continued to walk towards the practical combat class teacher and Banishing Sword Saint – Wang Shun.
“Let’s go, big brother Wang, we’re going to have dinner”
Gu Qing Shan smiled and said.
Wang Shun’s eyebrows twitched and asked: “Have you always been cooking at home?”
“I have. Li Qiu Yu only eats premade food” Gu Qing Shan replied.
They closed the door into the destroyed world of darkness and headed back together.
An uneventful trip.