Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 468
Chapter 468: Bring Her Back to the Tomb Soon, fifteen minutes passed . Weisheng Yunxi loosened her hands and looked at Tianming, seeming a little surprised . “You didn’t cry out even the slightest?”
“I didn’t . Is not doing so a sign of talent?” Tianming asked, wiping off his sweat .
“It isn’t . However, your willpower is a big factor in how far you can go . True Invincible Sword Body talent is shown when you’re able to assimilate a strand of sword ki within fifteen minutes . This is really good efficiency . If you’re able to take the pain, you’ll at least be able to reach Hundred-Demise Sword . Perhaps you’ll even be able to reach a thousand, like your ancestor . ” Her expression was one of delight .
She was surprised at Tianming’s endurance, especially with how much stronger he was compared to others she’d seen . Not to mention, he had a reasonable tolerance for pain . Though, that was a little bit of an overestimation, for his fire resistance greatly lightened the pain he felt to tolerable levels . Tianming would have an even easier time reaching the Thousand-Demise Sword than Li Shenxiao .
But that didn’t mean it would be a breeze, and reaching Myriad-Demise Sword was even harder . He was only just starting out .
“Good . In the coming days, spend some time each day trying to cultivate the Invincible Sword Body . If I’m free, I’ll come and make sure you’re on the right track . Try your best to reach a hundred before going for a thousand to match your founding ancestor . I’m confident you can do it . “
While her eyes were pale, she still gave off a sense of a caring senior .
“Alright . Since the palace lord has such high hopes for me, I’ll definitely tough through the hardship . No matter how tortured I am by the sword ki, I won’t cry out . “
“Oh, you don’t have to force yourself . It’s not like anyone will hear you down here . Just make sure you don’t give up . “
“Alright . ” He knew this would be a challenge, but he wanted to know how powerful his fourth strike of the Shenxiao Sword Art would be if he used it with Myriad-Demise Sword . How terrifying would a killing machine filled with Invincible Sword Ki be?
“Only by growing powerful will I be able to remain dignified and protect all that I care for . I’ll take all the pain I can for those that I love . That’s my purpose in life,” Tianming said as he stood in front of the sword ki pool .
“Tianming, it’s a little late, now . Take the manual of Invincible Sword Body back with you first . Once you’re familiar with the basics, we can formally start . “
“Okay . “
“Let’s leave . “
“I’ll lead you . “
By the time they left the underground chamber, it was already getting late and there were no stars in the skies at all .
“Palace Lord, I’ll take my leave now,” he said, turning back and waving . Weisheng Yunxi stood beside the stone door of Nature Arts Hall, holding the door with one hand like a statue as she watched him leave .
“Tianming,” she called out .
“Muyang really impressed me . As his son, you have to walk the righteous path as well, and grow to be a person you can be proud of . On the path of cultivation, the most important thing is to know yourself . Out of everyone in this universe, you alone are the one you have to strive to understand . Only after finding yourself and living by your principles can you walk the grand, boundless path . Humans are capable of many things, even scaling the heavens . But before all that, you have to be certain in your convictions and act without doubt . “
Weisheng Yunxi’s robe seemed to dull in the darkness .
“Alright . ” Tianming bowed to her and charged into the night sky .
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On the way back to Future Hall, Tianming tossed the three empyrean manna to his lifebound beasts . If things went well, they would have over eighty stars in their eyes, putting them among the top lifebound beasts in the entire Theocracy . If their evolution worked out, they would experience a complete metamorphosis . Being Primordial Chaos Beasts, they’ll only grow stronger and reach their true form, like the ones I’ve seen in those dreams, he thought excitedly .
As the palace lord didn’t give him detailed information on the empyrean manna, Tianming only knew their names . He figured he would only be able to understand their full effects once Ying Huo and the rest refined them and evolved .
The first manna was called Wings of Agni, and was most suited to Ying Huo . The moment he opened the box, he felt the dense empyrean essence radiating from it . It had been stored for at least three thousand years .
The second empyrean manna was called Myriadfiend Venomfang . He decided Meow Meow would be able to use it well, in tandem with Venomfiend Bloodclaw and Soulchasing Hellthunder, as it was obviously a poison-type manna . What he wondered was how its toxin compared to that of Venomfiend Bloodclaw .
The third manna was called Annihilation Godsword . While it would work for Ying Huo as well, the chick was better suited to Wings of Agni . Annihilation Godsword took the form of a tough greatsword . Given its design, most people would think that it could only be crafted by the gods . Tianming gave it to Lan Huang, as it could possibly increase its close-combat capabilities .
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Soon, he arrived at his destination . “I wonder if Ling’er is already asleep . “
It was so dark that he couldn’t see his outstretched fingers . Given how silent the outer courtyard was, however, Qingyu and Ye Lingfeng were probably working hard on cultivation . Tianming saw some starlight coming from Ling’er’s room’s window . She was likely still reading the Infernal Soul Heavenly Pattern Canon .
She’s not asleep even though it’s already so late . This lass really works hard, he thought .
He hurried up and gently opened the door . The lights in the room made for a rather amazing sight to behold, especially with the beautiful girl illuminated by its soft glow as she continued reading .
“Ling’er, you should sleep now,” he said as he closed the door . At that moment, Feiling looked up and locked gazes with the smiling Tianming . He felt as if he had been struck by lightning .
“Ling’er!” He took a step back with his mind blank and emotions in turmoil . It felt like his head had been smashed in by a hammer . Gradually, Ling’er stood up with her hands clutching the table . Her eyes had turned into white vortices that seemed like they would suck in anybody’s souls . Her expression was incredibly cold, and not a hint of red could be seen on her lips .
What was more terrifying was her aura . It no longer seemed like that of a human . Tianming had just seen Weisheng Yunxi, but the current Feiling felt even more terrifying than her, much like an actual god looking down at him, a mere mortal, from the heavens .
“You’ve finally returned . I opened the tomb for your sake,” she said in a voice that resembled hers, but wasn’t quite hers . She stretched her left, completely unsealed hand towards him . The nails on that hand were far longer and sharper . She raised it and suddenly choked herself with a bone-chilling smile .
“I want you to bring her to the tomb! Otherwise, I’ll be able to snap her neck at any moment I wish!” Her white-vortex eyes caused the spirit in his sea of consciousness to tumble about . He felt as if his soul was going to be drawn out . This was the most terrifying experience he’d had in all his life . He didn’t know who, or what, this was for it to be able to do something that unthinkable .
“Who are you?!” Tianming bit his lip hard and struggled to crawl forward with all his power .
Yet her smile didn’t subside . She didn’t answer his question, either . At that moment, her eyes glazed over and she slumped to the ground . The pressure in the room was suddenly gone and the night returned to its former calm .
Tianming rushed to her and picked her up . Upon quick inspection, she seemed completely fine; even her nails had returned to normal . Her face now seemed much livelier, and she looked no different from a sleeping girl .
Her eyes opened as she stretched her arms over Tianming’s neck and leaned in . “Big Brother, you came back so late . I’ve been waiting so long and fell asleep on the floor . . . . How embarrassing . “
“There there . . . . ” He carried her to the bed and tucked her in . “Don’t leave,” she said dazedly, tightly holding his hand .
Tianming continued hugging her . The Infernal Soul Heavenly Pattern Canon was closed and the room was quite dark . He watched as the girl slept soundly in his embrace . He looked at her slender fingers the whole night to the point his eyes were bloodshot .
When day broke, Feiling stretched lazily in bed . She knew that Tianming should be going out to train by now . However, she wanted to indulge in a little selfishness and keep him by her side for a little longer, so she tightly hugged his arm . Time gradually passed and the sun’s rays eventually seeped in and blanketed them .
“Ling’er, will it be difficult for us to peacefully spend the rest of our lives together?” he whispered into her ear .
“It won’t . As long as we’re of the same mind, we’ll be able to overcome any obstacle,” she sheepishly replied .
“Alright . ” Tianming’s eyes were now clear like those of a primordial, ancient beast .
“Ling’er, I want to promise you something,” he said as gently as he could .
“What is it?”
“If one of us has to die before the other, let it be me . “
Feiling turned to look at him, dumbfounded . “Touch wood! Don’t say something so unlucky!”