Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 444
Chapter 444: – Spiritual Energy Fountain “Wei Wushang, how does it feel to hit yourself with a rock?” Tianming smiled .
Wei Wushang’s eyes were filled with a murderous aura, and the anger in his chest threatened to rip him apart, which made him feel very uncomfortable .
Tianming continued with an indifferent smile, “Listen well . I’m an easygoing person, and I usually don’t take the initiative to offend anyone . But if you dare to make a move on my friends or brothers, then I’m sorry . If you touch one of their hairs, I’ll take one of your arms . Remember this well: you can feel free to challenge me . But if you do, it’ll be your turn to wear Jiang Nancheng’s shoes . ”
This domineering attitude left many Decimo Dao Palace disciples excited . They even looked at Tianming in a new, admiring light . Many of them knew well that Tianming was a person like the rumors had said . Although he hadn’t made a move personally this time, at the very least, the importance he held his brothers and friends in proved his character . On the other hand, Wei Wushang looked at Tianming and didn’t even spare a glance for Jiang Nanchang .
“Hahaha!” Wei Wushang laughed, holding his forehead . “Tianming, you said it would be my turn next? I’m ranked 10th . Come and challenge me, if you’ve got the guts . Let me see for myself . ” He acted indifferently, but inside, he was gnashing his teeth in anger . He had been ridiculed, and now he was utterly humiliated .
“What’s the hurry? We have to pick a good time for that . There are too few watching today . I want to show everyone your fate, and the outcome of provoking me . How long until your birthday? Let me celebrate your birthday for you,” Tianming said coldly .
“Very well . It’s twenty days from now . I also want to let everyone see how the sinner’s son begs me for mercy! Your name itself is a provocation against the Theocracy of the Ancients, and I’ll fight until you change your name!” Wei Wushang laughed . He could tell that Tianming was only in the Heavenly Will stage . Although Tianming had defeated Ning Wushuang, who was in the third level of Earth Saint stage, Wei Wushang wasn’t Ning Wushuang . He was ranked in the top ten of the Earth Ranking! No one could cross the gap between cultivation and fight someone five to six levels higher .
“Tianming, let’s make an agreement . When that time comes, whoever loses will cripple their cultivation and leave this place crawling . Do you dare to do it?” Wei Wushang said grimly .
“Sure,” Tianming replied . He looked at Wei Wushang deeply . This person wanted to pursue Li Qingyu, but at the same time, he had also provoked him again and again . Wei Wushang had thoroughly disgusted him, just like Ning Wushuang, and Tianming had no patience for people like him . Wei Wushang was just a dog standing in his path, and it would be over after killing him .
As everyone looked at him, he left with his friends . But shortly after their conversation, the agreement between Tianming and Wei Wushang about the loser crippling their own cultivation spread throughout the Decimo Dao Palace in just half an hour . This news even lightly shook the Divine Capital .
Back in the courtyard, Li Qingyu and Ye Lingfeng returned to their respective training rooms . Feiling stayed in the room, lying on the bed kicking her legs and looking at the Infernal Soul Heavenly Pattern Canon .
Ying Huo was courteous in the front yard before Shuo Yue, while Meow Meow was napping on the roof . As for Lang Huang, he turned over and laid on his back, spinning around like a spinning top with his thunderous laughter echoing out . The scene was peaceful . In the pavilion, Tianming and Bai Zijin sat opposite each other .
“Tianming, you’re now in the ninth level of Heavenly Will, and you’re about to reach the Saint stage, right?”
“You guessed it,” Tianming smiled .
“Unbelievable! The quality of your beast ki is higher than others . How do you cultivate?”
“Maybe it’s because of my outstanding morals?”
“You’re messing with me again! Are you asking for a beating?” Bai Zijin glared at him . “My dad said that this is the special trait of a pentabane, but why doesn’t Qingyu show this ability as well?”
“Qingyu is different from me . My Lifesbane focuses on the quality of my beast ki,” Tianming lied without batting an eye .
“I can’t be bothered with your nonsense anymore . By the way, if you want to reach the Saint stage, perhaps you should visit the Spiritual Convergence,” Bai Zijin suggested .
“Spiritual Convergence? I heard there’s a spiritual energy fountain there . ”
“That’s right . It’s the source of spiritual energy in the Decimo Dao Palace . There are nine of them in the Imperial City . Although we only have one, ours is the strongest in the entire Theocracy of the Ancients,” said Bai Zijin .
“Spiritual energy fountain? Isn’t it just spiritual energy? How can it help me reach the Saint stage?” Tianming asked .
“The Saint stage is a metamorphosis of the body and beast ki . No matter how many spiritsources you have, they’ll all converge and build a ‘saint palace’ in your dantian . The saint palace will then give birth to a saint spring, which produces saint ki . The saint ki can form a connection with spiritual energy and stabilize your cultivation, transforming you to a higher lifeform with a longer lifespan . Of all this, the saint spring is very similar to the spiritual energy fountain . The key to the transformation of the Saint stage is compressing your beast ki into a saint spring . Since ancient times, many people have visited the spiritual energy fountain to comprehend the saint spring, hoping to reach the Saint stage swiftly . You’re talented, and I believe going there will be beneficial to you,” Bai Zijin explained patiently .
“I got it . Thank you, Big Sister Bai . I’ll go over there in a while,” said Tianming .
“Don’t be in such a hurry . Let me ask you—do you know what ‘ranking determines resources’ means?” Bai Zijin asked .
Tianming shook his head . He had only heard something about it .
“There are many cultivation resources, such as saint crystals, that are distributed regularly . But there are also some saint spirit herbs, and many other resources . Take the spiritual energy fountain, for example . The closer you get to the spring, the denser the spiritual energy . If you’re close enough, the spiritual energy is even in liquid form, and can be easily absorbed . So the spiritual energy fountain is divided into ten regions . The first region is located at the center, while the tenth region is the furthest . Your rank on the Decimo Sky and Earth Ranking is your qualification to enter the regions .
“If you’re in the top ten, you can practice in the first region . Within a hundred, you can only be in the second region . Using this analogy, you can’t enter any regions if you’re not in the ranking . As you’re ranked 150th, you can go to the third region, while Feng can only go to the fourth region, as he’s in 250th place . ” Bai Zijin’s explanation was simple and precise, and Tianming instantly understood .
“That harsh?” Tianming asked .
“Why do you think everyone tries to climb up in the ranking? The higher they go, the faster they’ll improve . This is how the gap between disciples is created . Furthermore, once the ranking battle comes to an end in a few months, the rankings will be determined, and there won’t be another ranking battle for two years . So disciples just have to reach a good ranking before the battles end, and they can relax for the next two years . This is the reason the ranking battle becomes more intense as it reaches the deadline . At that time, even if you don’t challenge anyone, you’ll be dragged down if someone ranked higher than you is defeated,” said Bai Zijin .
Tianming knew that if someone ranked higher than him was defeated, his ranking would be replaced and he would fall one rank; it was the same for everyone .
“There are many people cultivating in the Spiritual Convergence who’ve had their ranking dragged down . As a result, they have to leave for the outer regions,” Bai Zijin smiled .
Well, that would be embarrassing . Simultaneously, this rule allowed everyone to climb up, especially the reward for being ranked number one—the empyrean manna .
“In that case, Feng and I will get into the top hundred first, and take a look at the second region,” Tianming decided . With their strength, it would be easy for them to enter the top thirty . But they were still somewhat lacking if they wanted to enter the top ten .
“Yeah . That’s what I wanted to tell you . Spend some time and get into the second region, first . That way, you’ll be able to see more,” said Bai Zijin . She was indeed a responsible big sister who loved the group a lot, and helped them in many ways .
“Okay . Feng and I will get going now . One hour should be enough . ” Tianming stood up .
“Wait! Why’re you in such a hurry? I’m not done yet!” Bai Zijin looked at Tianming furiously .
“Well, I’m in a hurry to beat people up . ” Tianming sat back down and asked, “Big Sister Bai, is there anything else?”
“It’s a little chaotic outside right now, so my dad’s been busy . He has to arrange guards for your foster father . He said that he’d bring you to the Divine Pattern Hall to learn the ways of a patternscribe, and told me to ask you to be patient for now . ”
“The Divine Pattern Hall?”
“Yeah . The Divine Pattern Hall doesn’t belong to any of the ten halls . It’s an independent hall for patternscribes . There’s also many seniors of the Dark Hall there, and my father is the deputy hall master . He’ll bring you over to familiarize yourself and test your talent, and at the same time, get acquainted with patternscribes . The most important thing for patternscribes is to exchange your experiences,” said Bai Zijin .
“Okay . ” Tianming started sweating . He probably had to bring Feiling along, or he would be exposed .
“By the way, where did you get that fatty’s Mountshield Tome from? You have the money to buy a Mountshield Tome, and you still asked me for a discount?” Bai Zijin looked at Tianming ferociously .
“Hush! I’ll be honest with you . I inscribed it myself . Didn’t I buy some Blank Books from you some time ago? Let me tell you a secret . I’m actually a genius in the ways of a patternscribe,” said Tianming . He had already discussed the matter with Feiling . There were too many mysteries with her, and it would be easy for her to attract people’s attention . Tianming just wanted her to be safe from the storm in the outside world .
“Pfffft,” Bai Zijin laughed .
“You don’t believe me?”
“No, I believe you . I like hearing you brag the most,” Bai Zijin smiled .
Tianming waved his hand and slammed four Mountshield Tomes on the desk, startling the napping Meow Meow into jumping .
“Big Sister Bai, open your eyes and see for yourself,” said Tianming .
Bai Zijin was dumbfounded when she saw the four books . If her eyes could turn into words, they would be written as money right now .