Chapter 15 – Level three Divine Sea Stage
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“It’s not as comfortable as lying directly on the technique talismans.”
Wei Suo had never earned this many Spiritual Stones at once. With this many Spiritual Stones on the bed, it had almost made Wei Suo dizzy from looking at it too much. However, once he laid down on them, he felt that the Spiritual Stones were very hard and not very comfortable. “Old man, old man?” After he called out twice for the green gowned old man with no response, Wei Suo knew that the green gowned old man must be recuperating his vitality right now. Wei Suo sat up and grabbed a Spiritual Stone. He closed his eyes and began to train.
After merely a moment, Wei Suo’s breathing rate, heart rate, and pulse had entered into a peculiar rhythm. A faint cyan colored energy was being emitted by the Spiritual Stone that he held. This faint energy began to enter Wei Suo’s hand through his skin.
Wei Suo continued to remain motionless. More and more faint cyan colored energy began to seep out from the smooth and round Spiritual Stone and into Wei Suo’s body. As more and more faint cyan colored energy seeped into his body, Wei Suo’s skin also started to emit a faint luster. As for the sparkling and translucent Low Quality Spiritual Stone that emitted a green light that he was holding in his hand, its color began to grow more and more weak.
After about an hour had passed, the final bit of green color also disappeared from the Low Quality Spiritual Stone that Wei Suo held in his hand; it became completely transparent. Faint strains could even be seen from the Spiritual Stone, as if it had turned impure. This Low Quality Spiritual Stone gave off a ‘kacha’ sound and shattered into pieces.
“Huff.” Wei Suo spit out a mouthful of a slightly purple colored impure energy and then opened his eyes. He looked at the Spiritual Stone that had shattered into seven to eight pieces in his hand.
“Holy, it seems that I would have to give my best to earn more Spiritual Stones, and then buy a high level True Elemental Technique.”
Although the feeling Wei Suo had after absorbing a Low Quality Spiritual Stone was extremely refreshing, Wei Suo still shook his head helplessly after casting away the useless shattered pieces of Spiritual Stone.
According to what the green gowned old man had said, in the past twenty to thirty thousand years, the martial techniques of cultivators had been separated into Heaven, Earth, Profound and Spirit levels according to how good they were. The Heaven level martial techniques were the most superior whereas the Spirit level martial techniques were the most inferior.
Although the Purple Mystic True Technique that Wei Suo currently trained in was a Profound level martial technique, it was the lowest Profound level martial technique.
The reason why a Cultivator’s first cultivation level was called the Divine Sea Stage was because as long as a cultivator reached a state where he or she could absorb the Spiritual Energy from the Spiritual Stones or Pellet Medicines, they could then transform them into True Elemental Energy and form a place in their body that could store True Elemental Energy. Only at such a level would one be considered as an actual cultivator. As for the Divine Sea Stage, its name came from the fact that when the True Elemental Energy circulated through the body, it could give off the sound of a flowing sea.
As for Wei Suo, he had managed to open the second location in his body that was used to store True Elemental Energy. This meant that he was a level two Divine Sea Stage cultivator. However, does that mean that when he cultivates, the circulation of the True Elemental Energy in his body would reach the rumbling sound of a great flowing sea?
No… Wei Suo couldn’t even hear the gurgling water sound that could be heard during urination.
The reason, for this, was because Wei Suo’s Purple Mystic True Technique was too inferior.
If cultivators using ordinary Profound level martial techniques had reached level two Divine Sea Stage were to be compared with Wei Suo who cultivates using a low level Profound level martial technique, then it was likely that their total True Elemental Energy would be three to four times greater than the amount that he had. As for those who trained in the high level Profound level martial techniques, the amount of True Elemental Energy they had would be roughly ten times greater than Wei Suo. That was the reason why, with Wei Suo’s current martial prowess, he would only be able to use, at the very most, twenty or so Cyan Water Blades in succession. If it was someone who trained in a high level Profound level martial technique that was also a level two Divine Sea Stage cultivator, then they would be able to, at the very least, cast over two hundred Cyan Water Blades in succession.
It was not merely a question of quantity. For Wei Suo, even if he was to obtain some powerful skill technique, it would still be impossible for him to have enough True Elemental Energy to cast those. However, if it was a cultivator that trained in a different high level martial technique, they might be able to cast those skill techniques already.
For the current Wei Suo, his True Elemental Energy would not even give off the sound of running water from urination as it flows through his body’s meridians. However, for cultivators who had trained in the Earth level or Heaven level martial techniques, they would possess several ten times more True Elemental Energy than Wei Suo right after they reached level one Divine Sea Stage. When their True Elemental Energy flowed through their body’s meridians, they might even give off the sound of a river flowing.
Merely, while it was not hard to find Profound level and lower martial techniques in the Heavenly Profound Continent, high level Profound level and the Earth and Heaven level martial techniques were generally martial techniques that belonged to sects. Even if one possessed enough Spiritual Stones, one would not be able to purchase them. The only method to obtain those martial techniques was to join a sect, become their disciple, serve the sect, and contribute a meritorious service to the sect. Only then might one possess a chance to be taught those martial techniques.
While it sounds good to join those sects as one would be able to obtain a determined amount of Spiritual Stones to use from the sect, you would not be able to refuse if they wanted you to sacrifice yourself for them. Wei Suo knew that a couple years ago, the Heaven’s First Sect hunted a level five demonic beast, the Fire Unicorn, outside of the of the Heaven Dome Wall. That time, more than forty disciples had died. Furthermore, a level five demonic beast only had a single Demon Pellet in its body. It was impossible for all those disciples that survived to obtain a Fire Unicorn’s Demon Pellet each.
By comparison, Wei Suo believed that it was better for him to control his life with his own hands.
“I wonder what quality of martial technique Shui Ling’er trains in. I’ve heard that the Mystic Wind Sect was one of the few great sects of the Heavenly Profound Continent. Their strength was said to be much greater than the Heaven’s First Sect. I reckon the martial technique that she trained in was at the very least an Earth level martial technique. What quality martial technique might that perky butted beauty train in? From the appearance, it should be at least a high level Profound level martial technique.”
With a pile of Spiritual Stones beside him, Wei Suo looked to the portraits of Shui Ling’er hanging on his bedside and then thought of Han Weiwei. He began to subconsciously compare the two of them. Wei Suo began to feel that the perky butted beauty also possessed a special charm. However, the dimensions of Shui Ling’er’s snow white and soft bosom seemed to cause his blood to surge more.
“Forgot about it. Even if my Purple Mystic True Technique is bad, if I was to reach the Golden Pellet Stage, I would still be considered as a top character.”
Although Wei Suo was an impatient person, he was not someone who would bite off more than he could chew. After he thought of how difficult it would be for him to obtain a more powerful True Elemental martial technique, Wei Suo picked up another Low Quality Spiritual Stone and continued to train.
In the little stone house illuminated with a dusky light, was a flickering oil lamp. Wei Suo was motionlessly sitting on the bed. Streams of cyan colored energy flowed out from the Spiritual Stone in his hand and was absorbed into his body by him. On the stone table before his bed was, other than some vermillion colored talisman papers with nothing written on them, a pile of Fireball Talismans that he just made.
As time passed, the oil in the lamp on top of the stone table began to dry up. The flame throbbed for a couple times and then suddenly died out.
In the dark, a slight purple light suddenly appeared at the location of the Purple Temple Orifice on Wei Suo’s chest. At the same time, Wei Suo’s body started to slightly vibrate. Finally, the sound of water flowing was heard in Wei Suo’s body.
“Holy, I’ve finally reached level three Divine Sea Stage!”
With extreme excitement, Wei Suo opened his eyes, and purple light flashed through them.
After secluding himself in his house and training for five days while making technique talismans, Wei Suo finally achieved a breakthrough and reached level three Divine Sea Stage. If Wei Suo was to close his eyes and look into his body, then he would see that at the three locations in his body, the Heavenly Spirit, Purple Temple and Dantian orifices all possessed a lump of purple colored True Elemental Energy. Streams of True Elemental Energy connected the three orifices and were flowing through Wei Suo’s body in an orderly manner.
Compared to before, Wei Suo currently had close to two times the amount of True Energy.
“It’s truly difficult. Finally, it’s giving off the sound of urination.”
This breakthrough to the level three Divine Sea Stage was a bit earlier than Wei Suo had imagined. Originally, Wei Suo had estimated that even if he had a sufficient amount of Spiritual Stones to train with, it would still take him at least eight to nine days to reach a breakthrough. Perhaps it might be because he had trained in a state of Spiritual Stones starvation for a long period of time, Wei Suo’s body absorbed the Spiritual Energy from the Spiritual Stones much more cleanly compared to ordinary cultivators. Furthermore, perhaps because he had been making talismans and tempering his psyche all day for the past several days, Wei Suo discovered that his psyche appeared to be much more powerful than before; this caused him to know himself even better when he trained. Thus, it only took him five days and forty Low Quality Spiritual Stones to reach a breakthrough to level three Divine Sea Stage.
“Sigh, I have to think of a way to earn Spiritual Stones again.”
After sensing the change that had occurred to his body and reigniting the oil lamp, Wei Suo looked to the pile of technique talismans and materials on the stone table. He then shook his head helplessly.
Adding on the single Low Quality Spiritual Stone that he originally had, Wei Suo currently have twenty seven Low Quality Spiritual Stones remaining. Furthermore, the Fire Scorpion’s blood that he managed to obtain last time around was pretty much all used up too.