Chapter 578 – Completion of the Hundred Corpse plan
Ever since Zhao Feng reached the half-step Origin Core Realm, half-step True Yuan was being produced by his Source of True Spirit and then slowly converting to True Yuan.
The Source of True Spirit within Zhao Feng’s body was extremely sticky, and it was starting to solidify. Once the Source of True Spirit fully solidified and formed the Origin Core, one’s power and strength would rise dramatically.
However, this conversion was a long process.
Every time one’s half-step True Yuan was cleansed, it resulted in a small breakthrough. This was the requirement for increasing mental energy intent and state of existence.
If one’s mental energy level or state of existence wasn’t high enough, the conversion process would be extremely slow and might even reach a bottleneck. This was why there were many half-step Origin Core Realms that were stuck at this barrier for dozens of years.
“With my current speed, I’ll be able to become a Sovereign within three or four years at most.”
Zhao Feng estimated, given the current conversion speed.
In theory, there wouldn’t be a bottleneck for him in reaching the Origin Core Realm, which was one of the reasons his conversion speed was so much greater than others’. Only people like Lu Tianyi and company who were from two-star sects and had Void G.o.d Realm experts a.s.sisting them could be compared to Zhao Feng.
Zhao Feng purposefully slowed down the conversion speed and focused more on comprehension.
“The stronger one’s elements and intents are, the more powerful the Origin Core will be when it forms.”
Zhao Feng focused on the foundation. Once the Source of True Spirit turned into an Origin Core, it would become the core of the cultivator, containing all their comprehension, power, and intents.
For example, Zhao Feng’s Source of True Spirit had merged with the element of Wind Lightning, and different cultivators that cultivated different techniques would have different levels of comprehension.
“It’s best to strengthen my elements before the half-step True Yuan is fully converted.”
Zhao Feng set his sights higher.
As he couldn’t break through to the Origin Core Realm any time soon anyway without the help of some heaven-defying items, it was better the walk down the path of an elite.
Within his mind, Zhao Feng merged his consciousness into the Wind Lightning Stone Tablet once more and started to comprehend the Purple Destruction Wind Lightning.
Time flew by quickly and another month pa.s.sed.
Zhao Feng understood more of the Purple Destruction Wind Lightning. He managed to comprehend 20-30% of it.
In reality, ever since he had left the Purple Saint Ruins the first time, his main focus had been the Wind Lightning Emperor’s inheritance.
At this moment in time, Zhao Feng’s Source of True Spirit was cleansed, and it had an aura of Destruction within.
He slowly opened his palm and a wisp of wind and lightning formed a Blade of Purple Destruction, containing a dense and pure aura of Destruction.
Zhao Feng quickly dissipated the Blade of Purple Destruction, but even then, everyone on the s.h.i.+p had already felt a power of Destruction in their souls that made them very uneasy.
Even the heart of the skeletal Division Leader jumped.
He couldn’t help but sigh. Zhao Feng hadn’t been focusing on converting the half-step True Yuan; he instead focused on comprehension. Only with comprehension would Zhao Feng’s battle-power be able to increase dramatically within a short amount of time.
“This Blade of Purple Destruction is enough to threaten normal Sovereigns.”
Zhao Feng was satisfied. He had only comprehended 20-30% of the Purple Destruction Wind Lightning, so it shouldn’t be so powerful, but one factor increased the power of Destruction within the Purple Destruction Wind Lightning: the aura from the Ancient Dream Realm.
The aura from the Ancient Dream Realm allowed Zhao Feng’s power of Destruction to become purer. Even the Wind Lightning Emperor himself probably didn’t have such a pure level of Destruction when he was at Zhao Feng’s level.
Even while he was busy with his comprehension, Zhao Feng didn’t forget to enter the Ancient Dream Realm every couple days.
The aura from the Ancient Dream Realm was Zhao Feng’s biggest help in strengthening his body and bloodline.
His bloodline was now twice as pure and powerful than when he was in the Purple Saint Ruins.
The aura from the Ancient Dream Realm allowed one’s bloodline to “trace back to its ancestor.”
Of course, the effect wasn’t limitless. When his bloodline and body reached a certain level, the effect of the Ancient Dream Realm became smaller and smaller.
To continue this pace, he needed to absorb more and more aura from the Ancient Dream Realm.
“Skeletal Division Leader.”
Zhao Feng merged his consciousness into the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl and inspected the progress of the Hundred Corpse plan.
“Master, the Hundred Corpse plan is complete.”
The skeletal Division Leader’s voice contained pride. The Hundred Corpse plan was its own suggestion, and now it finally completed the plan.
“The Hundred Corpse plan… is complete?”
Zhao Feng couldn’t suppress the joy in his heart.
Within the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl, a hundred cursed ghost-corpses stood side-by-side, and all of them were at the peak True Lord Rank.
It was finally complete. Zhao Feng let out a long breath.
He had expended an enormous amount of resources to complete the Hundred Corpse plan, even though most of those resources came from the Purple Saint Ruins.
It could be said that, without the Forbidden Ground of a Hundred Graves, Purple Saint Ruins, or the skeletal Division Leader, the Hundred Corpse plan couldn’t be completed.
Everything relied on fortune.
“Now that the Hundred Corpse plan is complete, the power of the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array will be much stronger.”
The skeletal Division Leader was even more excited than Zhao Feng.
Within the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl, there were the two dark silver poisonous ghost-corpses aside from the hundred cursed ghost-corpses.
These two dark silver ghost-corpses had stayed in the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl for a long time now, and they had reached the half-step Origin Core Realm.
Can the aura from the Ancient Dream Realm strengthen ghost-corpses?
Zhao Feng suddenly thought, but this thought soon disappeared. He could only stay in the Ancient Dream Realm for less than ten breaths, and he didn’t even have enough for himself.
Three days later, Zhao Feng was comprehending the power of his bloodline and the Ice Imperial Spear.
The Blue Lightning Sea Sky s.h.i.+p suddenly started to shake.
“What’s going on?”
Everyone within the s.h.i.+p were unable to stand.
The whale had awoken and was slowly swimming around.
“Captain, the whale slept for two months and should be going to find food now.”
Loulan Zhishui said, and everyone’s eyes glinted with hope.
“This big guy’s finally woken up.”
Zhao Feng revealed a smile, and a heavy weight seemed to be lifted off him.
The reason he had cultivated all this time was to wait for this moment. As expected, everything went to plan as the whale went out to find food.
If the whale stayed with the horde, no matter how strong Zhao Feng was, he wouldn’t dare to do anything. The horde contained over a hundred limitless ocean whales and a whale king at the Void G.o.d Realm.
Trying to do anything in that situation was the same as looking for death.
“This is our last chance while the whale goes out hunting.”
Zhao Feng took a deep breath. Limitless ocean whales would sleep for a long time after coming back from hunting, and the Blue Lightning Sea Sky s.h.i.+p couldn’t last much longer.
The limitless ocean whale started to charge around in the depths of the ocean.
In terms of size, this whale had reached ten miles. It was one of the larger beasts in the ocean.
Facing this last chance, Zhao Feng went all out and temporarily removed the restriction on his G.o.d’s Spiritual Eye to detect the situation outside.
“The whale is leaving the group.”
Zhao Feng’s heartbeat sped up.
The giant horde of limitless ocean whales obviously didn’t have much prey nearby, therefore the whales must travel further away.
A thousand miles… five thousand miles… ten thousand miles….
After the limitless ocean whale moved further and further away, it finally started to eat after travelling for around twenty thousand miles.
Zhao Feng’s heart started pumping faster.
He summoned the skeletal Division Leader.
“Master, what’s your plan? Are we going to give up on these sailors and forcefully break out?”
The skeletal Division Leader suggested, but Zhao Feng slightly shook his head.
Forcefully breaking out was a horrible plan. The battle-power of this whale was even greater than Lord Hu Suo and the Eight Desolate Sovereign Lord.
Even Zhao Feng’s Void s.p.a.ce Eye Slash couldn’t threaten it. If they gave up on the s.h.i.+p, they weren’t guaranteed to remain unharmed.
“We shall start from here….”
Zhao Feng smiled and circulated his bloodline power to active the Ice Imperial Spear, which released an aura of Ice and Water.
A ripple of water surged around Zhao Feng and broke through from the top of the s.h.i.+p. The sticky acid still surrounded the s.h.i.+p, and even normal Origin Core Realms couldn’t survive for more than a couple breaths.
However, Zhao Feng and the skeletal Division Leader were different.
The skeletal Division Leader trained in bone strengthening and its defense was extremely resilient toward erosion. On the other hand, Zhao Feng’s body had reached the level of a Sovereign and his Water Bloodline specialized in recovery.
On the deck, Zhao Feng and the skeletal Division Leader both entered the sticky liquid. The latter was about to use its Nine Deadly Yin Bone and forcefully create a path out, but it was stopped by Zhao Feng.
“From Water to Ice!”
Zhao Feng used the power of the Ice Imperial Spear within his body.
A layer of light instantly covered the s.h.i.+p and extended across several dozen yards.
Everything within a hundred yards of the s.h.i.+p was frozen.
The area around the s.h.i.+p was now sealed.
The skeletal Division Leader couldn’t help but exclaim.
Normal methods couldn’t stop this acid, but this sticky liquid was still a liquid; once frozen, the movement would stop.
At this point in time, everything within a hundred yards was sealed in ice because of Zhao Feng’s secret bloodline technique.
“The first step is complete.”