Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 439
Chapter 439: – Nine Star Patternscribe That afternoon, Tianming closed all the windows in the training room . The room was dark, and when he looked back, Feiling was sitting on the edge of the desk, reading a book . She had her chin propped up with one hand, and her legs swaying beneath the desk . She looked adorable .
“What is it? I’m just reaching the best part . The male protagonist was humiliated by his father- and mother-in-law before finding out that his long lost grandfather was a tycoon!” Feiling looked at Tianming unhappily .
“Ling’er, you’ve fallen . You’re actually reading novels instead of real books!” Tianming said with disdain .
“I do need to relax occasionally . What are you closing the windows for?” She stared at Tianming with her watery eyes like a helpless little rabbit . While she was nervous, there was also a trace of anticipation in her eyes .
“Hehe,” Tianming laughed .
“Don’t mess around! O-or I’ll scream for help!” Feiling said .
“What are you thinking about! Dirty!” Tianming took out a book and placed it on the desk . “I intend to read the Infernal Soul Heavenly Pattern Canon with you . ”
“Oh, is this the Infernal Soul Race’s patternscribe inheritance you mentioned?” Feiling was a bookworm, and she would keep any book she saw, regardless if she could understand it . She had two spatial rings, one for her clothes and the other for books .
“That’s right . Take good care of it . ” Tianming was stuck in the ninth level of Heavenly Will, and he wouldn’t be able to make a breakthrough anytime soon . So he was thinking of becoming a patternscribe . It was something that he had dreamed of for a long time .
Tianming and Feiling sat on the chair as they read the book together . In the process, Feiling’s hair would brush against Tianming’s face, which felt ticklish .
Turning to look at Feiling, Tianming noticed that she was seriously reading the book with her hair combed behind her ears . There was a gentle glow on her cheeks in the darkness, and when she blinked her eyes, her pupils were filled with spirituality .
“What are you looking at? Open the book!” Feiling turned and saw Tianming looking at her . In that moment, she felt her heart violently throbbing . When Tianming looked at her, she could sense the love and passion in his eyes .
“You’re beautiful,” said Tianming .
“I know . Read the book!” Feiling lowered her head .
“Your hair smells nice . Why don’t we read more books together in the future?” Tianming leaned his head on her shoulder and looked at her face .
“Okay, but shouldn’t we read with light?” she smiled .
“You have to read this book in the darkness . You don’t believe me? Let me show you . ” Tianming stretched out a finger and flipped open the Infernal Soul Heavenly Pattern Canon . When the book was flipped open, the training room suddenly lit up .
The darkness was replaced with a colorful shine . Lowering her head, Feiling noticed that it was the heavenly patterns on the book that lit up . The shine reflected on the wall, which was covered with patterns . It felt like they were in the starry sky, surrounded by colorful stars .
“It’s gorgeous,” she exclaimed .
“Yeah . Every page is a starry sky, containing the insights of countless ancestors . Can you see the words?” Tianming asked .
“Yup . ” Aside from the starry lights, words filled the walls . Just this page alone contained ten different kinds of writing styles for heavenly pattern tomes, along with the notes from countless ancestors .
“How magical . I seem to understand what they’ve written,” said Feiling . Tianming had long discovered that she had an unusual comprehension ability for heavenly patterns, which might be related to her bloodline .
“Yeah . I’ll start comprehending this book while you take a look at it for me . If I have any questions, I’ll ask you . ”
“Okay . ” As a result, Tianming and Feiling leaned against each other as they pondered over the profundities of the patternscribes together .
“Big brother, the grades of patternscribes, tomes, and barriers are recorded here . ”
“How are they differentiated?” Tianming had just gone into this path, and he didn’t even have any foundational knowledge about it .
“It’s graded from one to nine stars . One star heavenly pattern tomes and barriers are the basics . With that as the basis, the nine star heavenly pattern tomes and barriers are the strongest . If you can inscribe a one star heavenly pattern tome or barrier, you can be considered a one star patternscribe,” Feiling explained .
“The grades are simple . I wonder what the grade of the strongest patternscribe in the Divine Capital is?” Tianming started feeling curious and planned on asking Bai Zijin about it .
“It mentions that you can check the grade of heavenly pattern tomes and barriers here,” said Jiang Feiling .
When Tianming looked at it, it was just as she had said . It was written that by using the cover of the Infernal Soul Heavenly Pattern Canon, he could swiftly search for the creation method of the tomes or barriers . Following this method, Tianming started pouring his beast ki in .
“Let’s first look at the Spiritburn Tome . ” The book soon flipped to the Spiritburn Tome’s page . Reading through the description of the Spiritburn Tome, Tianming was shocked . “A Spiritburn Tome is a common, gradeless heavenly pattern tome . That means there were nine grades to it, based on its power and how complicated it is . The one I used was probably a one star Spiritburn Tome, only effective for those below the Saint stage . If it’d been a nine star Spiritburn Tomes, even an empyrean saint could use it!”
“Let’s look at the Bloodbane Barrier next?”
“Sure . ” Tianming continued searching, and finally found a recording of the Bloodbane Barrier . The Bloodbane Barrier was a five star heavenly pattern barrier . This meant that Li Shenxiao was at least a five star patternscribe! He then searched for the Southsky Barrier and Grand-Orient Barrier . The Southsky Barrier was a two star barrier, while the Grand-Orient Barrier was a three star barrier .
“What about the Infernal Soul Barrier?” When Tianming searched, he found the Infernal Soul Barrier’s creation method on the last page of the book . Tianming could feel a headache when he saw how complex it was . It was recorded there that if you wanted to create an Infernal Soul Barrier, you would have to be an empyrean saint .
“The Infernal Soul Barrier is a seven star barrier, which also means that the strongest patternscribe in the Infernal Soul Race’s history was only a seven star patternscribe . The eight and nine star patternscribes are probably rare . I wonder if they existed in the history of the dynasty?” Tianming said with longing in his eyes .
“Big brother, do you prefer heavenly pattern tomes or barriers? It’s mentioned here that the tomes are ten times harder to create than barriers because it requires talent . A one star patternscribe might not be able to inscribe a heavenly pattern tome, but they can easily create a one star heavenly pattern barrier,” said Feiling .
“That means creating a heavenly pattern tome is harder than creating a heavenly pattern barrier . So if you can learn how to create a heavenly pattern tome, it won’t be an issue for you to create a heavenly pattern barrier . Since that’s the case, I’d rather learn how to inscribe heavenly pattern tomes,” said Tianming .
“But it’s written here that you should start out with heavenly pattern barriers . ”
“The Heavenly Will beastmasters we met in the past were too weak, and the heavenly pattern barriers created by them can’t even be graded,” said Feiling .
“I don’t think it’ll be an issue . I have a feeling that I’m a genius in this field,” Tianming said, brimming with confidence .
“But you’ll have to spend a lot on materials if you want to inscribe heavenly pattern tomes . ”
“Why does that matter? If I succeed, I can sell it for ten times the cost . Ling’er, we’re going to be rich! Moreover, heavenly pattern tomes can be used in battle to empower ourselves . So much so that even you can use it,” Tianming said with excitement .
“Aren’t you a little too confident? That’s how everyone starts losing their fortunes . ”
“You dare belittle me? Do you want me to smack your butt?”
Only one place sold materials for inscribing heavenly pattern tomes in the Decimo Dao Palace—the Divine Pattern Hall . It was a mysterious place, and Tianming had to ask around for a long time before finally reaching it . A small path led to the unpopular Divine Pattern Hall, which meant there weren’t many patternscribes in the Decimo Dao Palace .
Tianming weighed the fortune that he had made from the sect war . He heard materials for heavenly pattern tomes were costly, which made him hesitate . Standing before the gate, he knocked on the door .
“Come in,” a woman’s voice sounded out .
But the moment Tianming entered, he couldn’t help smiling and asked, “Big Sister Bai? What’re you doing here?”
“Why can’t I be here? Why are you here in the Divine Pattern Hall?” Bai Zijin stretched her body by the window, outlining her impressive curves .
“I’m here to look at your heavenly pattern barrier… just kidding! I’m here to buy materials for inscribing heavenly pattern tomes,” said Tianming .
“Wait a moment . ” Bai Zijin quickly entered the back room . After a while, she walked out barefooted, wearing a large robe . Looking at Tianming with suspicion, she asked, “Has my father started teaching you the ways of a patternscribe? Did he test your talent to become a patternscribe? How many stars do you have?”
“The talent can be tested?”
“Well, duh . Judging from your tone, you must not have tested your talent . So why are you here to buy materials?”
“To be prepared,” said Tianming .
“Then there’s no need for you to buy the materials . You can start with small heavenly pattern barriers,” said Bai Zijin .
“No, I insist on buying the materials . ”
“ . . . Whatever, just pay the money for them,” said Bai Zijin .
“Pay? Why should I pay with our relationship?” Tianming was shocked .
“How are you going to buy it without paying? This is the heirloom my father left for me . I’ll be broke if I lose my money . The materials for heavenly pattern tomes are very expensive, and I can only give you a twenty percent discount at most . I’m just selling it to you at cost,” Bai Zijin said furiously .
“Twenty percent? Isn’t that a little too stingy? Why don’t you give me a better discount?”
“Why don’t I break your legs instead?”
“Fine, we’ll just go with fifty percent,” said Tianming .
“Just this once! You little bastard, I’m selling the materials to you at a loss by giving you this discount . ” Bai Zijin smiled wryly, then patiently started packing up the materials for Tianming . There were three necessities to inscribe a heavenly pattern tome, and Tianming was looking at them right now .