Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 510
Chapter 510: – The Palace Lord’s Dream Of A Golden Age Over the next few days, Tianming had to stay in the Nature Arts Hall to cultivate the Ninesilver Astral Art . But was the witty young man willing to have a long-distance relationship with Feiling? Of course not!
He simply brought her to the Nature Arts Hall and called it supervising her cultivation for the purpose of using his hands .
In the Night Reflection Room . . .
“Ling’er, guide the power from Perpetia through here and here, and finally here . That’s right, keep the energy here and maintain the fullness . . . Um, I mean maintain this state,” said Tianming .
“Big Brother, have you had enough? If you keep doing this, I might be possessed by my demons . ” Feiling blushed .
Every time he mentioned a position, Tianming would touch it with his hand!
“Ahem, you must practice hard . Don’t think about anything else . Let your heart be as calm as a lake . Fortune comes from one’s own accord, got it?” said Tianming .
Pinching her cheek, he added, “Don’t be lazy, young woman! You must be as diligent as I am!”
“Go away,” Feiling fumed .
The cheeky bastard wouldn’t stop teasing her .
“Remember that persistence leads to victory!”
After teasing her a little more, Tianming continued contemplating the Ninesilver Astral Art . In the pitch-black space, his weapon was especially bright, like a river of stars lighting up the night .
Over and over again, he flicked the Three-Thousand Starfield . As the starry blue chain uncoiled, a crisp sound filled the room .
“Brilliant Stars . “
This was the first move of the Ninesilver Astral Art . Its meaning lay in the word ‘brilliant . ’ When this whip strike was demonstrated, its gleam was earth-shattering . The gorgeous galaxy swept across the sky, forming a net of starfields, even absorbing the power of stars and starlight to strengthen itself .
With a whip, the galaxies roiled . The dazzling light zipped past as a starry chain danced across the sky at a frightening speed, creating a fathomless phantom . It appeared as if Tianming controlled a whole starry sky .
“I’ve finally achieved the goal set by the palace lord . It only took me about fifty thousand attempts . “
Over the past few days, Tianming had spent a third of his time contemplating Brilliant Stars . He repeatedly practiced the move with his dark arm, which made it easier . If he had used his right hand, he probably would have broken it .
It took a lot of power to control the Three-Thousand Starfield . The stars contained Astral Ki and an amalgamation of saintly spirit ores and saintly spirit hazards, which could be stacked on top of the Invincible Sword Ki . This was the core strength of the weapon . After fifty thousand attempts, Tianming’s Ninesilver Astral Art had begun to take shape .
Just as he unleashed the final whip strike, Weisheng Yunxi opened the door and entered the room . Although she couldn’t see, she seemed to be able to sense Tianming’s achievements . After all, she was very familiar with her own battle art .
“Have you mastered it?” Weisheng Yunxi stood with a helpless smile on her face .
“Yes, it wasn’t so hard,” said Tianming .
“I’m now sure that you’re better than your godfather . Your godfather has also been contemplating an empyrean battle art, but his results are far worse than yours . The Ninesilver Astral Art is just as good as the sword art he’s cultivating . You’ve managed to achieve a little success after practicing it fifty thousand times . You’d be able to master it in a day if you were an empyrean saint! Tianming, tell me, do you have more than five bane-rings?” asked Weisheng Tianlan .
“Palace Lord, I don’t mean to hide it from you anymore . I’m actually a decabane . But please, don’t tell the others,” Tianming said .
In truth, as more people came to suspect him, the truth couldn’t be hidden . The difference between him and Li Qingyu was too big . The elders who knew about Tianming’s progress, such as Weisheng Yunxi, would certainly have their doubts .
“Are you sure?” Although she had suspected, it was still hard to believe .
“The five bane-rings on the left are covered by the dark arm, so you can’t see them clearly, but they do exist,” said Tianming .
“I can’t even fathom the concept of an octabane, much less a decabane… . Are bane-rings some cheap thing? Why are they constantly springing up like mushrooms?”
With that, she had answered the doubts in her heart . Sure enough, Tianming was stronger than Li Wudi in that respect . As such, many things were explicable .
“Tianming, this matter should be known by me alone . Your godfather’s octabane physique has caused a sensation in the Theocracy, not to mention a decabane . The Theocracy isn’t all there is to the Flameyellow Continent . It won’t be good if news of your heaven-defying talent spreads . Both you and Li Wudi need enough time to grow . You must at least have the strength of an Empyrean Saint to control the Theocracy . Only then can you rise in the Flameyellow Continent,” said Weisheng Yunxi .
It seemed she had plans to pass the Decimo Dao Palace—and even the realm—to Tianming and his godfather .
“Palace Lord, I know . I’ll personally come clean to my godfather, so he doesn’t suffer too heavy a blow . After all, the number two genius of the Grand-Orient Realm might weep if he’s hit too hard,” laughed Tianming .
“Not even he knows?”
“Yes,” said Tianming .
“Alright . I’ll try my best to help you keep your secrets . You have too many of them that can’t be disclosed . We wouldn’t want to attract the attention of the powerhouses of the Flameyellow Continent . Fortunately, we’re far away from the heart of the continent and have little communication with them,” said Weisheng Yunxi .
“Thank you, Palace Lord . “
In fact, Feiling’s god physique and Tianming’s bane-rings were hard to conceal . Feiling’s body was so conspicuous that even Weisheng Yunxi had detected it . There must be many powerhouses throughout the entire continent who surpassed her .
As for ten bane-rings, it wasn’t as much of an issue . After all, there was only one Li Saint Clan . Not even the people of the Nine Divine Realms would know the significance of an octabane and decabane . Because of Li Shenxiao, an octabane might seem destiny-defying in the Theocracy . However, the people of the Nine Divine Realms would probably be dismissive of it . All he had to do was keep the secret of his Primordial Chaos Beasts .
“The Nine Divine Realms are far from where we are . Generally speaking, they don’t have any interactions with us . Unless one of you becomes a god and the Eleventh Supreme God in the Flameyellow Continent, then develop the realm into the tenth divine realm,” Weisheng Yunxi said hopefully .
“That’s still a long way from now . I’d better aim for Sky Saint first,” Tianming laughed .
Become a god? Although he had that dream, it was currently out of reach . Who knows what else he would have to experience on his path even before breaking through to Sky Saint! In the history of the entire Flameyellow Continent, there were a total of ten supreme gods . Out of the ten, Xuanyuan Chi had relied on the Demon City to become a god . Would it be his turn to achieve such a legendary feat?
“By the way, has there been any more progress with your Invincible Sword Body?” asked Weisheng Yunxi .
“I’ve managed to integrate two thousand strands of sword ki,” he replied .
“That’s unprecedented . It looks like I’ll be able to witness the monumental occasion of you mastering the Myriad-Demise Sword .
“Don’t worry, Palace Lord . That’s no problem at all,” said Tianming .
“Then again, what’s the reason behind your increased speed in integrating the sword ki?”
“It may have something to do with my time spent in the tomb . Moreover, I’ve suffered so much I’m now numb to the pain . Instead, it makes me feel relaxed . I have to torture myself with Invincible Sword Ki to feel the rush . ”
“You weirdo,” Weisheng Yunxi couldn’t help but admit .
In fact, she knew that after the Thousand-Demise Sword, the sword ki grew more and more difficult to bear . Tianming made it sound easy; however, the sound of his screams whenever he entered the sword ki pool demonstrated how hard it was . After experiencing a struggle between life and death in the tomb, he knew to cherish life and protect his loved ones, which required strength above all else . Naturally, it demanded willpower that surpassed everyone as well .
“Tianming, your current strength isn’t bad . You’ve caught up with most of your seniors . However, your secluded cultivation must be matched with actual combat drills for real transformation . The dao palace is almost at war with Autarch Yun . At present, we’re already laying out our plans . I’d like to give you a position in the Dark Hall, so you have a certain military power . You should prepare for battle,” said Weisheng Yunxi .
Although her eyes couldn’t see, the expectations she had for Tianming were clear from her expression .
“Palace Lord, I’ve received the protection of the dao palace, and the grace of saving my life . You’ve also given me so much and treated me like your own child . Now that I’ve succeeded, I’ll do my best to contribute to the Dao Palace!” Tianming’s eyes burned with passion .
“That’s all secondary . What’s important is for you to grow up well and become a peerless master in the future . Together with your godfather, you’ll bring peace and prosperity to the people of this realm, so all beings can share in a flourishing nation, not just the Divine Capital . I await the day our home becomes the domain of the gods and the core of the Flameyellow Continent!” Weisheng Yunxi smiled . Although it sounded as if her kindness toward Tianming and Li Wudi had ulterior motives, her actual reasons were selfless .
“Of course!” Tianming took her hand .
“Very good! Young man, when you stand above all, establish the true path of a sovereign and bring blessings to the people . When all are strong, the sovereign is strong . You mustn’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs . The people have suffered for tens of thousands of years, and now it’s time to bring an end to these troubled times . I’m an old woman, willing to clear a path for all beings and contribute my all . When the great cause comes to fruition, I’ll retreat, return to the mountains, and enjoy my blessings . We’ll have to rely on you and your godfather to lead the like-minded disciples of the dao palace to create a new Theocracy and bring about a golden age . “
Weisheng Yunxi’s smile was filled with a longing for the new era . It was obvious she had great compassion; Tianming truly respected her .