Volume 12 Chapter 33 – Absorption
Luo Feng rushed into the sky. He passed through the many cloud layers straight to the 18th level and arrived in the space above blood river world.
“Little Na Ke.” Luo Feng looked down through the vast clouds. “I’ve done what I could. As for what level you reach in the future, that’ll depend on yourself. A true warrior will ultimately still rely on himself to train. I’m still training myself, only earlier than you by a little.”
Luo Feng flew into the automaton ship that appeared beside him and ordered, “Proceed towards the ancient god ruins!”
The automaton ship took on the appearance of a meteorite and swiftly proceeded in space.
As for the father of the Na family’s fate…Luo Feng could only wish him the best. Afterall, he had his own path to walk!
“A bunch of useless beings!” A black robed Si Yong, who was almost like an absolute beast standing above the palace, howled at the group of underlings kneeling below him. “Three whole days, it’s been three whole days! This is the answer you are giving me? There’s no use at all!”
The upper echelon of Swallow mound city were like weak little bunnies, as they were all trembling.
“How can he blame us. That picture shows a fully armored and masked warrior, and it’s the most common types. As for searching for information…there are many mysterious warriors, however they are all fake.” The underlings were all complaining within, however before the world city leader they didn’t dare make a sound.
“What a joke!”
“Do you all know that this is a big joke!” Si Yong’s expression was heavy, and he was raging, “The bastards from the worlds around us will take us to be a joke! And you all are simply useless!”
The group kneeling below all trembled hard, not daring to look up.
“You are all useless. Go!” Si Yong roared, “Go and spread the news about the bounty on information around Swallow mound city. Let them know that the murderer has domain level pinnacle strength, wears black armor, and also uses a blade and shield. Also put a picture of the weapons up, go spread it!”
“As long as anyone can provide a bit of information, reward them 1 million treasure currency! If they can provide the location, and its true, reward them 1 hundred million treasure currency, and immediately give him a luxurious mansion within Swallow mound city, along with 8000 slaves and 8000 guards!” Si Yong said solemnly.
The group glanced at each other, shocked at the amount of the rewards that were being handed out. They were all kneeling and complying.
“Why are you still here! Get out!” Si Yong howled, the group fled terrified.
Only Si Yong was left in the palace, along with the 4 underlings he had brought with him.
“Master, leave this matter to us. Relax…” A simple and honest looking middle aged man said. Si Yong shot him a look, saying coldly, “Just being the joke among the sector lords around isn’t enough for me to be so enraged. Do you know? The undying shrine is already asking me just why the two envoys died on my territory. That group of old punks…”
Si Yong’s expression was ashen, snorting coldly, “Hmph, the death of two envoys, this small matter isn’t enough for the high and mighty undying spirits to personally come out. Hence those old punks are using their power and authority to clamor about! This makes me so mad. I really want to punch them and reduce them to nothing!”
The 4 underlines exchanged glances, realizing that it was the undying shrine giving him pressure.
Swallow mound city.
“Make way, make way!” A group of soldiers riding beasts shouted, chasing a large amount of people off to the side of the streets.
The leader of the group of soldiers pointed at a large shiny wall at the side and ordered. Immediately, the soldiers jumped off their beasts and swiftly began sticking their pictures and posters of the mysterious murderer all over the wall. Very quickly, that incredibly clear picture’s shocking reward made every one who saw it dumbfounded.
This was considered a major road, with a high amount of traffic.
“As long as the news is a bit useful, the reward is 1 million…treasure currency? 1 million treasure currency? How much is that?”
“I haven’t personally seen treasure currency before.”
“1 treasure currency, that’s 1,000 big currency, 1 billion little currency. I only earn 10 little currency a day, how long would it take for me to earn that amount.”
“1 hundred million treasure currency? Luxurious mansion, 8,000 slaves and guards?”
“8,000 slaves and guards! To arrange for so many slaves and guards in a mansion, even in Swallow mound city, that would be considered top class. Even the general’s mansion and Pure feather family, only those mansions would be bigger than this one.”
“Bounty for murderer, domain level pinnacle?”
“I think I’ve seen this man before, similar to a guest in the flying cloud pavilion.”
“You must be dreaming, your flying cloud pavilion has 100,000 guests, and many of them look like that.”
That huge bounty, even the cloud level (Universe level) warriors couldn’t help but get enticed by it, much less the normal masses. The high and mighty city world leader casually threw out a bounty, causing the entire Swallow mound city to fall into an uproar unlike ever before, the investigation degree immediately soared!
While Swallow mound city began spreading its huge bounty all over, Luo Feng was in the automaton ship heading towards the ancient god ruins. He took out a blood river crystal.
Luo Feng lay there, staring at the beautiful triangular blood red crystal. “Heading towards the ancient god ruins, there’s still a distance of 1.2 trillion km. With the automaton ship’s speed, it would still take over 2 months to get there.” No matter which ship it was, the closer its speed got to light speed, the harder it got!
Just like a test, a perfect 100, the closer one got to 100 the harder it was to get one point more!
The closer a ship got to light speed, the harder it was to accelerate! The moment there was higher resistance, then it would be hard to reach light speed. It may be space, however it was still space within a secret region. Not even mentioning the space dust and fragments, just the material space energies forming mist, under shocking speed…even the mist would form resistance.
“If I can universe travel, travelling through and slowing down to return to the actual universe, I’d reach quickly. It’s a pity…I cannot.”
“Then…I’ll absorb the blood river crystal!”
Luo Feng adjusted himself, following which he used his right index to slash his left palm. Just like a blade slash, the wound appeared and fresh blood flowed out. Luo Feng placed the blood river crystal on the wound, that formless energy immediately rushed into Luo Feng’s body, simultaneously triggering the originally dormant cells within his body with mysterious energy.
A simple engraving line appeared on Luo Feng’s chest.
“Kill!” Just like an endless gush of water flowing, that powerful determination filled with madness and killing intent clashed against Luo Feng’s willpower. Just in terms of willpower sturdiness…many sector lords couldn’t even compare to Luo Feng. Even the high and mighty undyings, those that didn’t know about mental training, couldn’t compare to Luo Feng’s willpower.
Didn’t have anything to do with training!
Heart like a mirror, seeing through what may seem terrifying and fierce, during times of chaos, it was incomparably steady and sturdy.
Heart like a blade, slashing through obstructions!
“This fierce willpower attack is about two times that of last time.” Luo Feng was suspicious. “Since its the same crystal, the willpower within should be the same. How come the willpower attack from this 2nd crystal is 2 times that of the 1st? Could it be the remnant willpower hidden within from the 1st crystal?”
Before Luo Feng could understand it, that extreme pain that shook his soul permeated through his body.
The crystal in his hand flowed with threads of blood red energy, swiftly permeating his entire body, and as it went in, it made his body go through extreme changes.
Luo Feng’s entire person swelled up, his bones and muscles grew thicker. Since these changes were happening within a short period of time, one could only imagine the extreme pain.
All sorts of unimaginable changes were happening to his body.
“How painful, why is it so much worse than the 1st time.” Luo Feng’s eyes were cold. However, his muscles were twitching uncontrollably, his teeth too were growing sharp and long and turning into fangs. This pain had already extended from his body into his soul, Luo Feng’s willpower and consciousness were however very strong.
He was forcefully bearing everything, and did not let himself get affected, at least he remained lucid.
“Chi!” Luo Feng’s chest suddenly split opened and fresh blood spewed out.
“Pa!” The morphing leg suddenly broke.
Hua hua…suddenly, large amounts of blood red energy swiftly flowed backwards within his body, returning to the blood red crystal in his hand. In an instant, the almost fully transparent crystal returned to its original blood red color.
“What’s going on?” Luo Feng realized his body had return to its human form, the only change was the wound on his chest and his broken leg. With a thought, the pure energy from his internal world swiftly regenerated his body, and very quickly the wounds and broken bones returned to normal, perfectly undamaged.
Luo Feng quietly sat in the sofa, lifting a glass of wine in one hand and the blood river crystal in the other.
“No change, this blood river crystal didn’t change at all.” Luo Feng frowned, “And I can feel, my body hasn’t improved at all! The mysterious energy within my body and my comprehension of the origin laws are all still the same. This absorption was a complete failure!”
Yes, complete failure.
“How could it be?”
“My consciousness and willpower, I only failed after reaching the fantasy ocean’s 10th island. My body…human body, but its normal.” Luo Feng thought. His eyes gleamed, and in his mind a few words from the books flashed. The contents were about how valuable and rare the blood river crystal was! Absorption was very hard. Absorbing 1 alone was very hard, 2 would have ten times the requirements on the body, absorbing 3 would have 100 times the requirements! The further one got, the harsher the requirements were!”
Remembering these words, Luo Feng realized.
“My earth body is considered normal. 1 was successful and the 2nd was a failure.”
“However, 10 times to requirements on the body? Which side of the body do the requirements fall on?” Luo Feng frowned, “Body strength, toughness, cell activity? Also…it says that slaughtering will aid in the absorption of the crystals. However, which part of the body does slaughtering help?”