For a period of two months, Xiang Shaoyun fully immersed himself in cultivating the Limit Stimulation Technique. Originally, he would start wailing every three or four days. The interval shortened to two days until, finally, it became a daily occurrence. Also, the length of time the wails persisted also increased up to a certain point until recently. These days, no wails could be heard from him anymore.
Currently, his upper body was bare, revealing his sleek and glossy skin that looked even prettier than a woman’s skin, presenting quite an enchanting sight. Anyone seeing him now would gladly claim that he was the child of the heavens, and n.o.body would object. It was hard to imagine that a man so perfect would exist in the world. He was so good looking it was overwhelming, which was a result of the new body he had gained after the tempering.
Xiang Shaoyun had never felt better before. It was as though he could free manipulate any energy with a casual wave of his hand. His energy absorption and circulation speed had also increased. In short, everything about him had improved.
His cultivation level had reached late eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm. It had only been two months since his breakthrough. He had done so without using any herbs, medicines, or spring water. From this, one could see just how beneficial it was for one to cultivate the Limit Stimulation Technique.
Additionally, his soul power was nearing the level of a seventh-stage Soul Foundation Realm expert, and it wouldn’t be long before his soul power reached that level. His Nether Soul Domain’s range had also increased, while his body had become much stronger. He wouldn’t feel anything from regular attacks.
Xiang Shaoyun stopped cultivating the Limit Stimulation Technique but not because he had fully mastered it. In fact, he had merely gotten started. The Limit Stimulation Technique had seven stages in total.
The first stage was body cleansing, the second stage was skin of steel, the third stage was meridians like river, the fourth stage was organs like the sun, the fifth stage was bones as weapon, the sixth stage was ocean of life force, and the seventh stage was glittering stars.
Each stage reinforced different parts of his body. Xiang Shaoyun had only completed the first stage of cultivation. When he was done cultivating all seven stages, he would form a true flawless battle physique. Unfortunately, Xiang Shaoyun only had the mantra for the first four stages. Whether he could obtain the mantra of the remaining stages in the future would be up to luck.
He was in no rush to start cultivating the second stage. After all, the compet.i.tion only lasted six months, and half the time had already pa.s.sed. He was in no rush to rob other partic.i.p.ants, but he still needed to use the remaining time to enrich his collection of battle techniques and prepare for the final fight of the compet.i.tion.
After the body cleansing, his cultivation of the Flux Finger Sword Technique was much easier. After all, he could now resist the flux goldthorn energy’s torment. At this point, he no longer felt any pain. Perhaps it was because he was already numbed by it. Or perhaps he had gotten his body to adapt to the flux goldthorn energy. When he closed his fingers together, an inch-long golden radiance appeared around his fingers. The radiance wasn’t long, but it was akin to an unstoppable sharp dagger.
He swung the golden radiance at a rock, and it cut through it like a hot knife through b.u.t.ter, instantly splitting the rock into two.
“The Flux Finger Sword Technique is indeed impressive. If I can form an actual sword with it, I can use it as a powerful weapon to slaughter all my opponents with,” said Xiang Shaoyun in a pleased manner.
He then placed his full focus on cultivating the Flux Finger Sword Technique. At the same time, he had his soul clone cultivate a battle technique called the Sunshooter Technique.
The Sunshooter Technique was a technique he had gotten from a Nine Palace Academy disciple he had killed in the secret s.p.a.ce. The disciple he killed was known as the Arrow Emperor, and this was the technique he cultivated, which was an archery technique utilizing the power of flame. Upon mastery, one could shoot down even the sun. This was a top-tier sovereign technique.
After about half a month, he obtained an initial mastery of the Flux Finger Sword Technique, and his Sunshooter Technique reached a greater mastery. One could say that his ability to split his attention had brought him an unimaginable benefit, allowing him to cultivate two different techniques at the same time.
After ending the cultivation session, Xiang Shaoyun felt incomparably fresh. He was confident that even if he faced Zhan Wushuang and Devil Concubine once again, he wouldn’t need to use the primal inception energy anymore and would still stand a good chance against them.
He put his damaged saint armor away and wore a simple green outfit. When he stood there, his lofty figure actually gave off a sensation that he was someone to be looked up to.
With the Shark Devourer Saber on his back, he sat atop Money and withdrew the ghostrunes before flying away in a different direction. As for Aikai, he was a beastman. Although he was Xiang Shaoyun’s follower, he had a different ident.i.ty from Money and couldn’t provide any a.s.sistance. Thus, he could only stay in the astral cosmos sea and continue cultivating inside.
After all, this was a compet.i.tion between disciples. Mounts and puppets were allowed, but followers and servants were not, which was why Xiang Shaoyun had not released Aikai yet.
Xiang Shaoyun’s next destination was not the ma.s.sive palace since that was the place Zang Yuan had said the “lord” was at. Since it was a place even a super expert like Zang Yuan feared, going there would be the same as suicide.
However, many of the disciples were heading toward the ma.s.sive palace. They all believed that there were some ma.s.sive opportunities to be found there, opportunities that could allow them to reach heaven in a single bound.
The only thing those disciples found upon reaching the ma.s.sive palace was countless corpses. The corpses were under the evil spirits’ control and were madly attacking the disciples.
Some disciples were able to break into the palace, but none of them were seen again. Eventually, people came to realize that perhaps there was something terrifying inside. Even so, the many disciples were still throwing themselves to the palace like moths to fire. Ouyang Chuanqi, Han Chenfei, and the rest were among them.
After getting through the evil spirits, they arrived before the gate. There, a human skin dripping with blood could be seen hanging on the gate. It was as though the blood on the skin would never dry out, a sight that shocked anyone looking at it.
However, Ouyang Chuanqi, Han Chenfei, and the rest still decided to grit their teeth and enter. After entering, they found that their companions were no longer by their side. It was as though they had all been separated from each other, but it also seemed like they had fallen into an illusion that was clouding their perception.
Some weird shadows started appearing around them, like emissaries of death trying to bring them to h.e.l.l.