Martial World Chapter 1273-1274
Chapter 1273 - Middle Divine Sea Realm, Large Success
This was an extremely vast and broad continent. Dark seething red magma flowed all over the world and the skies were filled with desolate stars. These stars had surfaces covered with craters, devastating to the eyes.
Lin Ming stood on a tall cliff. The air was filled with the heavy tang of sulfur and flame. The fire origin energy here was rich to an extreme degree, as if the air would start burning up at any moment.
This was the Ancient Phoenix Clan's best training grounds - the Land of Nirvana.
"How about it? This place is great, right!" Huo Violentstone chuckled from beside Lin Ming.
"It's a great place." Lin Ming nodded. This cultivation area was a precious treasure of the Ancient Phoenix Clan. Normally it was reserved for past Patriarchs and Highest Elders; young disciples didn't have many chances to enter.
"There is a space-time enchantment here. After entering, time slows to a 12:1 rate, so one month outside will be equal to around a year in here. If you cultivate here for 10 days, that will be around four months. Afterwards, we will set off to Vast Universe Great World where the martial field of the finals will be. The timing will be just right."
"I've troubled Elder Huo." Lin Ming said.
"There's no need to mention anything useless. Time is of the essence; let's start now!"
Huo Violentstone took out the small jade bottle of Ancient Phoenix blood essence. Looking at this Ancient Phoenix blood essence, even Huo Violentstone felt greedy. He had never enjoyed such treatment, but Lin Ming was now absorbing over 20 drops at once!
The younger one was, the better they would absorb the Ancient Phoenix blood essence since it was particularly useful when one was stabilizing their foundation. But for an old man like Huo Violentstone, absorbing this Ancient Phoenix blood essence wouldn't be very useful to him.
"Truly luxurious! But, I guess that since a boy like you has managed to grow this far, you should have come across many lucky chances that were far more extravagant than this."
Huo Violentstone didn't need to be a genius to know that Lin Ming had found countless incomparably precious heavenly materials and had secretly used them.
Lin Ming only smiled, not replying. Huo Violentstone was right. Not to mention anything else, but just the supreme dragon bone was far more precious than Ancient Phoenix blood essence.
Huo Violentstone flicked his finger and the small jade bottle exploded. A bead-sized ball of blood slowly floated forwards - this was the condensed form of 20 plus drops of Ancient Phoenix blood essence.
As the Ancient Phoenix blood essence appeared, the surrounding fire origin energy was suddenly stirred up!
This fire origin energy was attracted to that phoenix blood essence, forming a swirling deep red vortex. As this vortex spun into the skies, it created true fire in space.
"What a formidable power of Laws." Lin Ming exclaimed. This was not the first time he had absorbed Ancient Phoenix blood essence, but last time he had absorbed only a single drop. Now that he was about to absorb over 20 drops, the feeling was completely different.
He could even see that around every blood cell of the Ancient Phoenix blood essence, slight distortions in space appeared. This was the mighty power of Laws contained within the Ancient Phoenix blood essence!
The power of these Laws originated from the Great Dao Laws that were carved into the very being of a Phoenix God Beast. A God Beast and a human were two completely different life forms. When a human was born, their comprehension of Laws was at nothing, and they would have to completely rely on meditation and their own hard-earned comprehension after birth to perceive the Laws. As for a God Beast, once they were born, the Laws would be engraved into their flesh, their blood, and their bones, becoming an inextricable part of their body. Thus, every single inch of a God Beast was an incomparably precious treasure, especially this phoenix blood essence that contained the condensed life force of the phoenix!
"Prepare yourself. If an ordinary Divine Sea realm martial artist were to withstand over 20 drops of Ancient Phoenix blood essence, they would be scorched to ashes by the terrifying fire energy within. But, this shouldn't be a problem with your foundation. Even still, it will hurt."
As Huo Violentstone spoke, he suddenly struck out at Lin Ming. His index finger nail became incomparably sharp as he thrust it towards Lin Ming, piercing through his protective true essence and right into his heart!
Even if Lin Ming was a dual body and energy cultivator and his defensive abilities were amazing, he was nothing but wet paper in front of Huo Violentstone; this was the disparity brought about by the massive difference in cultivation.
"Ready? I will transplant the phoenix blood essence directly into your heart where it will spread through your body via your blood vessels. This is the most thorough way to do so, but it will also cause your heart to be under a tremendous load, because this phoenix blood essence is very heavy!"
A single drop of phoenix blood essence was as heavy as a lake! To move over 20 drops of phoenix blood essence in one's bloodstream required an incomparably powerful heart.
"I'm ready." Lin Ming nodded. He had complete confidence in his body.
Huo Violentstone flicked his finger and the ball of phoenix blood essence turned into a crimson beam of light that instantly sank into Lin Ming's body. The blood essence flew into his heart where it instantly blazed up like a roaring inferno.
In that moment, Lin Ming felt the immense load brought about by the incomparably heavy blood essence; it nearly caused his heart to stop beating.
"Eight Inner Hidden Gates - Gate of Life, open!"
The Gate of Life was located at the heart; it could directly withstand the power of the phoenix blood essence.
In the instant that Lin Ming opened the Gate of Life, energy erupted from his body. His blood vitality soared to the heavens, and faintly, the phantom of a phoenix and azure dragon appeared behind Lin Ming. His heart began to slowly and heavily beat.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
A heavy heartbeat echoed through the world, like the incessant ringing of a divine drum.
Huo Violentstone looked on from the side, no worry at all on his face. He knew that a monstrous abnormality like Lin Ming would have no problems absorbing 20 plus drops of phoenix blood essence. At most he would be startled, but there would be no life-threatening dangers. Lin Ming's mortal body had reached incredible degrees of tempering.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Lin Ming's heartbeat became increasingly powerful and resonant, but it remained just as slow as before. There was one or two breaths of time between every heartbeat, but every heartbeat sent a massive amount of fresh blood through his body.
Hu hu hu – !
Heaven and earth origin energy howled. A massive amount of fire energy was attracted to Lin Ming, spinning around him in a tornado of fire origin energy.
Phoenix blood essence constantly pumped out into his blood vessels from his heart, fusing into his body in a sublime matter, as if fire itself was circulating through Lin Ming.
A fierce and wild will followed it, shrouding over Lin Ming. In that moment, everything around him disappeared, leaving him in a vast and endless space. He saw a Phoenix God Beast atop a divine tree, burning in an inferno of flames.
This was an indescribably titanic tree!
The tree stood 10,000 miles tall. The branches were ancient and humble, stretching out to infinity, able to hold up even asteroids. Every leaf that fell into the water below turned into a giant island. Its roots penetrated through the entire planet, piercing deep into the burning magma at the center of the world and absorbing energy there!
This was a massive divine parasol tree. A divine parasol tree that was able to suck dry all the burning heat within a planet that was hundreds of millions of miles wide!
A 1000 mile wide phoenix perched atop this massive divine parasol tree.
This thousand mile long phoenix landed atop this divine parasol tree, bathing in the fires of nirvana!
In that moment, a dreadful wave of flames swept through the entire planet, turning the entire world into a sea of fire.
This was an apocalyptic scene. Lin Ming also knew that these were the memories of the Phoenix God Beast contained within the 20 plus drops of blood essence he had absorbed.
In these memories were also comprehensions of the Laws.
As Lin Ming was immersed in these memories, he seemed to become the incarnation of a phoenix, looking down from its perspective over all existences in the world. Within the boundless sea of fire, he saw the flowing fire origin energy, the circulation of the Fire Laws, and even the tiniest atomic structures where the two yin and yang particles interacted to produce all five elements…
This strange and mystical scene continued for an unknown amount of time. Suddenly, Lin Ming awoke from this chaotic state of mind. In the instant his eyes popped open, one could clearly see bright flames reflected within them.
His Fire Laws, during this period of enlightenment, had steadily entered the boundary of Virtual Fire and were approaching large success of Virtual Fire.
To have such attainments in the Laws at just over 30 years of age was extremely rare. Of course, someone like Dragon Fang with a cheat-like method of perception was not included in this; his comprehension of the Laws was far higher than Lin Ming's.
"Three days! This period of enlightenment has taken three days. It seems you've made some good comprehensions. Your cultivation is also at large success of the middle Divine Sea realm. As long as you use a bit more time to accumulate then you will reach the peak of the middle Divine Sea!"
As Lin Ming was undergoing enlightenment, Huo Violentstone had been sitting beside him the entire time.
Lin Ming took a deep breath and the air he inhaled gathered into two streams that danced in the air. In terms of his inner world, it had expanded once more. Lin Ming's cultivation was currently rapidly developing; his previous accumulations had been far too deep.
"Okay, I'll train to the peak of the middle Divine Sea realm and then attend the finals of the Divine Realm First Martial Meeting!"
At this time, Lin Ming was burning with excitement! He was impatient to battle powerful enemies on the martial field and experience their strength. In these past days, he realized that Empyrean Vast Universe's disciples weren't considered too outstanding. The far stronger Frost Dream and Xiao Moxian were disciples of other Empyreans.
Chapter 1274 - Vast Universe World Finals
To martial artists that lived such long lives, they simply didn't understand the concept of time while training. Like this, four months passed in the blink of an eye!
"Lin Ming, it's time to go!"
Huo Violentstone's voice echoed in Lin Ming's ear. Lin Ming opened his eyes. As he stood atop a high cliff, a casual movement from him was able to arouse the resonance of the Laws. Countless flames swirled around him, forming all sorts of spiritual fire-attribute creatures that prostrated towards him in worship.
Lin Ming's Fire Laws had already reached large success of the fifth level Concept and his cultivation had reached the peak of the middle Divine Sea realm!
If Lin Ming had entered a 1:100 time enchantment, he could have trained for two or three years and broken through to the late Divine Sea realm without a problem. However, doing so would have created instabilities in his foundation.
Only his cultivation would have increased and his other aspects wouldn't have followed. That would have been a waste of Lin Ming's potential.
The process of a genius's growth wasn't something accomplished with only seclusion. There were only extremely old martial artists that were stuck at a boundary for tens of thousands of years and would then go into deep closed-door seclusion, either making a breakthrough or dying in the process.
Of course, these people would have no progress in the future.
"Good! Very good!" Huo Violentstone said with satisfaction as he looked at Lin Ming.
The current Lin Ming's entire body was filled with power, and his combat strength had reached the highest it had ever been.
During these four months, Lin Ming's strength had stabilized a great deal; he was impatiently itching for a fight.
He wanted to face the 10,000 geniuses of the Divine Realm that had been screened multiple times. From these 10,000 geniuses, any casual one would be a top three ranked character of a great world. They were the true chosen prides amongst all chosen prides of heaven! Every single one of them had countless worshippers and were characters that countless great influences would desire to bring into their fold.
But now, with so many of them gathered together, it would truly be a sight to behold.
Of these people, most of them had already touched upon the fifth level Concept of their respective Laws. Of course, there were actually very few that stood within the true gates of the fifth level Concepts.
In addition, their foundation and true essence were exceedingly deep; they were far from what ordinary geniuses could hope to compare with.
Only opponents like this could arouse Lin Ming's fighting spirit. If Lin Ming were to meet the Dragon Fang of 40 days ago, then he had sufficient confidence to defeat him!
Of course, that was only the Dragon Fang of 40 days ago.
At that time, Dragon Fang had just opened the Three Lives Pupils and his strength hadn't rapidly risen. And in these days, if Dragon Fang were to have gone deep into seclusion, his strength was sure to have grown fast.
However, this only made Lin Ming seethe with an even greater fighting spirit.
At the Ancient Phoenix Clan Headquarters, outside of Lin Ming's dwelling, Qin Xingxuan and Mu Qianyu were waiting for him. There was also the Ancient Phoenix Clan's Patriarch, the several Highest Elders, and even Yan Littlemoon and Xiao Ping were all going to Vast Universe World to experience the finals.
The tickets for the finals were over a hundred times rarer than the tickets for the semifinals at Gravemoon Star! Just a semifinals ticket alone was enough to cause an eighth-grade sect like the Unbroken Cult to feel powerless and frustrated. As for the finals, if it weren't for Lin Ming, then the entire Ancient Phoenix Clan would only have been given a mere two or three tickets. There were some weaker Holy Lands that wouldn't even be given a single ticket.
Huo Violentstone waved his hand and everyone flew towards the spirit ship. This trip would continue for nearly two months…
In an unknown space of the Divine Realm, on a bleak and desolate planet.
A black-clothed youth with a curved sword on his back was kneeling down towards the back of a haggard-looking old man. This old man looked towards the vast and starry skies, his back lonely and solemn.
This black-clothed youth was Dragon Fang. As for this old man in front of him, that was his master - Three Lives Old Man.
"300 million years. In my years, I have walked through the 3000 great worlds and explored the myriad galaxies, and you are the most splendid genius that I have ever found. Most importantly, you are suited for learning my Three Lives Pupils. I have already taught you the entirety of my life's work. As for that loss on the Divine Seal Altar, you need not take that to heart. You lost not because Lin Ming's strength surpassed your own, but because he already understood the Concept of the 33 Layered Heavens, thus he had a tremendous superiority to you in climbing up the Divine Seal Altar…
"In a sense, you using the Three Lives Pupils to climb the Divine Seal Altar could be considered a trick, but Lin Ming was even trickier than you! Thus, of the two of you, one could climb up 80,000 feet and the other could reach the top, both of you breaking the records set by Vast Universe Heavenly Palace!
"That junior Vast Universe, because of some lucky chance he stumbled into he was able to refine the Divine Seal Altar. Of the disciples in his Heavenly Palace, none of them were able to find any tricks of their own, thus in front of the Divine Seal Altar they were nothing more than motes of dust.
"Go. Go to the incomparably broad stage of the Divine Realm and struggle for a top three position on the Heaven Proclamation."
Three Lives Old Man was dreary and lonesome, like a cold and forsaken winter wind.
Dragon Fang stood up, his eyes changing to different colors as if they contained all the truths in the world.
In these one to two months, Dragon Fang had undergone an enormous change!
His cultivation had reached the late Divine Sea realm!
Dragon Fang had already spent a great deal of time at the peak of the middle Divine Sea realm. With these accumulations, he easily broke through to the late Divine Sea realm.
In addition, his Law Concepts had drawn close to perfection of the fifth level Concept, and even faintly traced upon the gate of the sixth level Concept!
If this matter was spread out, it would truly be shocking to anyone who heard it!
"Fang, you must be cautious of Divine Dream's disciples. Divine Dream is a magnificent woman. Compared to me in my youth… she is much stronger!"
"Stronger than Master?" Dragon Fang was startled. In his opinion, even though he was at the last fading years of his life, he still had the potent strength to move stars and planets. When he was young, his strength had been unimaginable, and even Dragon Fang had seen a glimpse of this. If any Empyreans of this era were to see his master, they would also need to be respectful.
In this situation, Empyrean Divine Dream was actually stronger than his master?
"Divine Dream is only 10 million years old. She is far younger than your old master and her future has no limits. And this time, Frost Dream in particular is a disciple that Divine Dream cherishes and loves beyond all others. With her faint and elusive personality, Divine Dream was actually moved to the point that she utilized the Divine Dream World for this First Martial Meeting. Perhaps this is a smelting trial that she set down for Frost Dream. In these 10 million years, this is the first time that Divine Dream has ever held a First Martial Meeting. In other words, this Frost Dream might be the most outstanding disciple she has raised in these 10 million years. You can see just what sort of ability Frost Dream must have from this alone. If you were able to open the Three Lives Pupils three years earlier, then you might have had the strength to contend with her. But for now…"
Three Lives Old Man shook his head and Dragon Fang silently clenched his fists. He knew that his master wouldn't speak nonsense. His master's Three Lives Pupils were known as the eyes that could see through all of existence. Not just Laws, but he could even faintly see a blurry image of the future and sense the outline of the endless flow of time.
"There is also that Lin Ming. He will be your greatest opponent. I have a premonition that he has made great progress in these past days. Moreover, there is an incredibly great destiny enveloping him. You and him are a pair of dragons that have met each other through the hands of fate. In this era, all geniuses will rise together. This is your good fortune!"
"Now go. Go to Vast Universe World and participate in the finals…"