Chapter 26: Chasing Wind
After cultivating for a few days, he achieved the beginner stage of the Myriad Dao Treasured Tome. As long as he meditated, the cultivation of Sheng Ding scripture and the Myriad Dao Treasured Tome would run autonomously.
In addition to this, Ye Shang found that his strength had increased by a lot since he started cultivating the Myriad Dao Treasured Tome and Sheng Ding Scripture together. He could even break a tree as thick as a bowl with one punch and the estimated force applied was probably around 1000 pounds, which was as much as damage as his legs previously.
He obviously wasn’t able to accomplish this before beginning to cultivate the Myriad Dao Treasured Tome.
As the strength of his arms and legs enhanced, the strength of the Chasing Wind Spear Technique also experienced a sudden boost, making Ye Shang feel that it wouldn’t take him long to achieve beginner level understanding of the Chasing Wind Spear Technique.
During these days, Ye Shang felt he became closer to Tian Yu since he helped comb its feathers every day.
Tian Yu was a bit strange since it only recognized Ye Shang. If the two servants tried to feed, it wouldn’t eat or touch the food given by then, unless Ye Shang was around.
Ye Shang understood that this was the symbol of trust as he was probably the only one Tian Yu trusted.
After continuing to stay in the bamboo house for a month, he broke through to Qi-Refining Stage Level 5 and was now practising Level 2 of Blood Quenching Realm from the Myriad Dao Treasured Tome for almost a week.
In addition, he had achieved a beginner level understanding of the Chasing Wind Spear Technique as the black iron spear seemed to now flutter like a black dragon in his hands.
“Damn! Thirteenth, your spear movements have become so fierce! Is this the method you practice?” When Ye Shang was cultivating, Tang Tian and Chu Ning showed up and saw the rapid spear method of Ye Shang, which in turn left them dumbstruck since while Ye Shang had displayed an incredulous progress, their sword and spear techniques looked lousy and way lower than Ye Shang’s Chasing Wind Spear Technique.
“Two Martial Brothers!! I have some tea and wine here, what would you prefer?” as he witnessed both of them approaching closer, Ye Shang stopped cultivating and wiped the sweat on his face with a towel.
“You have tea and wine? Martial Uncle treats you way better than us, we have neither of them.” Chu Ning said with a wry smile.
“Oh, he didn’t give me. I asked others to buy it for me.” Ye Shang said with a gentle smile.
“Qi-Refining Stage Level 5? Thirteenth, are you planning on killing us? You cultivate so fast, and Martial Uncle tries to push us harder!!!……… Where’s the wine?” Tang Tian sat down and taunted Ye Shang in a mixed tone.
When Ye Shang reached Qi-Refining Stage Level 4 before, Gong Xuan scolded Tang Tian and Chu Ning for slacking down. Now Ye Shang had reached Qi-Refining Stage Level 5, Tang Tian and Chu Ning understood that Gong Xuan would probably educate them both on this matter and might even set the bar much higher than before.
“How do you have time to come here?” Ye Shang brought a jar of wine, poured a bowl for each of them, and asked in a humble tone.
“Few days back, Martial Uncle mentioned that you had a fierce white bird here, so we came over to check it out today.” Tang Tian drank the wine served by Ye Shang and said in a straightforward manner.
“Well, you are talking about Tian Yu. It just went out to hunt.” Ye Shang said with a smile.
While they were chatting and drinking, Gong Xuan appeared.
Whenever Ye Shang always saw Gong Xuan, he always had a smile on his face, but this time he showed up with a straight face.
“You two bastards, you don’t want to cultivate, instead want to enjoy drinking here? Do you want to visit the beast forest that badly? If you do, I will send you there right away.” Gong Xuan entered the yard and shouted at Tang Tian and Chu Ning.
“Martial Uncle! We were just leaving to go back and cultivate.” Chu Ning, who was scared by Gong Xuan trembled a little while spilling the wine in his mouth.
“Wait a minute, I’ve got something to tell you. Two months later, we will open the Spirit Gathering Array, and all of you are required to attend. If you make a fool of yourselves there, I will definitely send you to the beast forest,” Gong Xuan uttered in a thundering voice before leaving to handle his chores.
“I have never see Martial Uncle so angry, He was always gentle!” Ye Shang said as he wondered about his mood swings.
“Gentle? Thirteenth, take a look at this?” Tang Tian turned and pulled his pants down, showing him a black scar on his buttocks.
Before Ye Shang asked, Tang Tian said that he was tired of continuous cultivation two days ago and rested in a chair for a while, but was caught by Gong Xuan, so he beat him and left a scar.
Chu Ning also showed scars of his own body as he pulled up his trousers, showing red scars on his calves. Needless to say, Ye Shang knew that if he too slacked down on his insane training regime he might also run down on the path of being beaten.
“Do you know what the Spirit Gathering Array is all about?” asked Ye Shang in an inquisitive tone.
“In every peak of Medicine Valley, we have a Spirit Gathering Array established. Cultivating in the Spirit Gathering Array will speed up the cultivation pace several times than compared to the outside, but it only opens once every year. After all, it requires spirit stones to maintain the Spirit Gathering Array.” Chu Ning said while smirking at his wisdom.
“Since we just cultivate inside, so how can we make a fool of ourselves?” asked Ye Shang as he couldn’t understand the complexity of the situation.
“Dumbo, we’re not the only ones to participate in it, Nangong and others will also attend. If our cultivation speed becomes slower than others, Martial Uncle will lose his face. It is really unfortunate for us to fall into the hands of Martial Uncle…… Not to mention the sect contest?” Tang Tian said with a wryly smile.
Ye Shang knew about the sect contest. It was a competition divided into 3 levels, which included competitions between different category of disciples including the newcomers, inner disciples, and the core disciples.
Not only would newcomers attend the newcomer’s games but all the other disciples as well, since getting a place would allow them to get the sect’s reward and if they are lucky enough their cultivation resources might also be increased.
However, Ye Shang didn’t have much hope for the sect contest since he remembered that people who participated in the assessment were at Qi-Refining Stage Level 9 or atleast Level 8, not to mention there were also the outer disciples from the other peaks.
Staying at Ye Shang’s place for a while, Tang Tian and Chu Ning left as they were afraid of being caught by Gong Xuan again, only Ye Shang wouldn’t consider Gong Xuan fierce.
After drinking, Ye Shang continued to practice the Chasing Wind Spear Technique since it was the only fighting technique he knew right now.
Ye Shang smashed a piece of a boulder on the side of the yard with one attack, which satisfied him, since he believed that with the improvement of his cultivation base was affecting the power of the Chasing Wind Spear Technique.
While Ye Shang was wiping the spear, Tian Yu came back carrying a brown bear with its claws, a copious amount of blood was flowing through his head shredded to pieces by Tian Yu.
Leaving the brown bear outside the yard, Tian Yu dived to the side of Ye Shang, waiting for Ye Shang to pamper him.
As Ye Shang was combing the feathers for Tian Yu, the two servants came over.
They now didn’t have to bring food every day since Tian Yu would go out and hunt, the servants only had to roast it because Tian Yu rarely ate raw meat.
Cooking the brown bear with them and feeding Tian Yu, Ye Shang entered the bamboo house.
After entering the bamboo house, he had a whim to sort out the medicinal herbs in the storage ring.
Originally, he wanted to see if there was any Soul Elixir since cultivating both the Sheng Ding scripture and the Myriad Dao Treasured Tome had consumed tons of pills already.
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