Chapter 278 – Feng Chou’s dumb idea
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: XRCO, Natsuriayuko and De Andre
The matters with the tribe leaders were all handed to Bing with full authority by Tang Tian.
Regarding these matters, if not for Bing’s requirements, he would not even interfere with it. Moreover, the people at his side could not care much. Ling Xu’s goal was vengeance, Crane’s goal was the revival of Heavenly Crane Constellation, only Bing was obsessed with such matters.
The three of them were focused on training.
Needless to say, Tang Tian would definitely not waste time on miscellaneous matters and train crazily. After the latest battle, he had found his weakness, in which his True Power was too weak. Although the King Peacock Eyes was strong, its might was directly related to True Power, while Fire Scythe Ghost Claw consumed lots of True Power.
But the most important was that his True Power had just reached a new crucial point.
He had never cut short his training while using star rocks. With the pile of countless star rocks, adding the long duration of training in the recruit barracks, he had attained the peak of the sixth level.
But, after probing, the barrier of the peak of the sixth level, immediately made him feel the difficulty of breaking through.
Feng Chou who only had his head left, was floating around in the recruit barracks, feeling extremely weird. After being pulled into this weird place where it was only him and a poker face. The poker face welcomed him, then stopped moving. In the corner was smoke with eyes, who would complain everyday without stopping. Feng Chou was not an extroverted person, so naturally he did not bother.
Only after a long time did Tang Tian come in.
He had a hurried look as he waved, without saying a word, he began to train. Feng Chou scrutinized him for a long time, then had to admit, there was no shame in losing to Tang Tian.
The extremely dull and boring movements of waving the shield, in one training session he repeated it over 10,000 times.
Feng Chou watched in admiration, as there were very few young people who could train to this extent. After the appearance of spirit cards, it had changed the ways of training in martial techniques, and made training even more convenient. All the young people who came from good families, had gold cards supplied to them, and they were able to use it for a year.
The experience that the ancestors had for martial techniques, could be completely passed down with higher efficiency, and at the same time, made the young people extremely lazy. They became even more impatient. Who was willing to go through the suffering of repetitions. In their eyes, there was no need to go through such tedious ways to train?
But for Feng Chou who had spent his life with his blade as his partner, was well aware of the long journey, step by step. By standing on the support of ancestors, naturally you would begin from a higher place. But, this also meant that your fundamentals were not secure, because your fundamentals, are your ancestor’s fundamentals, and not your own.
One martial technique, in the hands of different people, would often have entirely different styles and characteristics, and that is because everyone’s understanding is different. If a person skives, and always depends on his predecessors, the route he will walk will become narrower and narrower.
A tree with weak roots can never mature strongly and healthily.
The higher level of growth of the martial technique, did not meant becoming more complicated or complex, but it meant being closer to the laws and essence to the world.
So when Feng Chou witnessed Tang Tian patiently practising his shield, he was very surprised. After that, Tang Tian’s extremely crazy way of training, made him even more speechless.
When Tang TIan sat down to meditate and recover, his face was miserable and frowning, Feng Chou could not help but ask, “Is there something on your mind?”
His personality was eccentric and proud, his heart was to his blade. But he was full of admiration for Tang Tian’s training attitude, and naturally he felt more familiar with him. Although he was reserved, but he was disconnected with the world, and his heart was like a newborn.
Tang Tian’s miserably replied, “My sixth level is full, but this time it doesn’t seem easy to breakthrough.”
Feng Chou understood, “So it’s like that.”
He was an honest person, and immediately spoke his feelings, “It is more difficult to breakthrough the sixth level. As this is linked to the structure of the seventh level dantian. The seventh level dantian wall requires even more pure True Power to condense, so the barrier of the sixth level actually has its use. Your True Power is being stopped by the barrier of the sixth level, as long as you keep refining, will you have the chance to breakthrough. But I do suggest you not to breakthrough so early to the seventh level.”
“Why?” Tang Tian was shocked hearing that.
Feng Chou explained, “Because, the more condense and pure your True Power essence is, when you breakthrough the barrier and reach the seventh level dantian, the higher your capacity will be.”
Feng Chou felt weird, Tang Tian actually did not know about all these fundamental pieces of training information, then how did he train till this day?
“Ah!” Tang Tian was shocked, it was his first time hearing that.
“That’s right.” Bing’s voice came out from behind, his heart had some guilt. He was Tang Tian’s instructor, and all of Tang Tian’s training questions were actually being answered by other people, due to him neglecting his job.
“To put it simply, from first to sixth level, your true power, is at the gaseous state. After the seventh level, your True Power will need to be compressed into a liquid state. That is why from the sixth to seventh level it is extremely difficult. Of course, it’s not like there’s no way, for example some people use pills to aid them, some will use the power of spirit cards to help break the barrier of the sixth level, but I advise not to do that.”
Bing spoke with assurance, “Because if you do that, although you breakthrough to the seventh level, but the form of your seventh level dantian wall will be very small. And your seventh level True Power, it will not reach the complete liquid state,
“Then what do I do?” Tang Tian asked.
Bing muttered, “We used the energy room to resolve this in the past. It is by using an enclosed environment where the energy is extremely dense inside, far denser than the sixth level true power. All of this energy can be absorbed into the body, therefore the concentration will be higher, and would automatically increase the pressure in your meridians. But these kinds of energy rooms cost a lot.”
Feng Chou was shocked, “The ancient energy rooms? You guys actually know of the ancient energy rooms?”
“Is it very powerful?” Hearing Feng Chou’s surprised voice, Tang Tian was curious.
Bing’s heart was joyous, but his face acted calm and steady, “It’s a very normal thing, nothing difficult. Sai Lei can make it, just that it would require consuming some star rocks.”
Tang Tian maintained his cautious attitude, this fellow wants to have a 10,000 person training camp, so he asked, “What level star rocks?”
Bing’s expression became solemn. He missed the army camp in the past, the warehouse which had mountains of star rocks, it was the most used goods, and never had he had to worry about star rocks in the past, unlike in the present, where they had to live life frugally.
He used his fingers to count, “First we need a high intense room, oh, that can be realized easily, the warehouse can be converted, and the energy won’t leak out. Choose the smallest room, just nice for one person to meditate in. The density of energy should exceed the sixth level of True Power, considering that, one day would require 10 seventh level star rocks.”
“10….10 seventh level star rocks!” Tang Tian gasped, he was dumbfounded: “And that’s only for one day?”
“Actually it is not too bad.” Bing’s expression was still rigid, “You only need to use it when having a break through. I guess, with 20 plus days, your sixth level true power can compress to the most perfect stage.”
20 days, that meant 200 seventh level star rocks!
“Do you know how much 1 seventh level star rock costs?” Tang Tian’s face became black.
“I think it is 500,000…” Bing replied weakly.
“500,000?” Tang Tian sneered, “100 rocks, that is 100 million star coins! And that is your method? To break through to the seventh level, I need to spend 100 million? Can’t you have any ideas that save money?”
Bing pouted, “But that’s the way we trained in the past, being rich in my past isn’t my fault…”
Feng Chou was dumbstruck; he had once heard of the ancient energy rooms. Legends say, ancient times people had a form of energy room to help martial artists greatly increase their True Power. But he never thought that, the ancient energy room would require exhausting 10 seventh level star rocks for one day!
How is that training True Power? That’s basically burning money!
100 million star coins, who knew how many seventh level martial artists could be employed with that money, even Heaven Road Grade martial artist could be hired!
“Then…” Feng chou hesitated for a while, “I have a dumb idea.”
Shua, both of them turned their gaze at him.
With that, Feng Chou became slightly panicked, and quickly said, “But definitely not spending money!”
Tang Tian’s eyes immediately lit up, “What idea?”
“This idea was accidentally stumbled upon when I was polishing my skills.” Upon speaking of training, Feng Chou entered a serious mood, “It was when I was rushing into the ninth level, and I thought of it. There was once, when I was training my blade technique, I suddenly thought that if I could grab the blade aura beam that I produce and once again merge it into my meridians, what would happen?”
Tang Tian and Bing were shocked, this idea was definitely different, and rarely would people think of that.
“ I decided to try it out, with blades in both hands, my right hand released a blade aura beam, and my left blade caught it. At the start it was not successful, as when the right hand releases the blade aura beam, it was as though someone else released it, and upon reaching the blade in my left hand, it would attack.”
Tang Tian and Bing were enthralled, attracted by Feng Chou’s new and alternative thinking.
“After that I realised, the blade aura beam that I released is more condensed than the true power in my body.”
Bing nodded, “That is a good explanation, the energy concentration is higher, and the more material it is, the stronger it becomes.”
Feng Chou agreed, “That’s right! After that, I thought, martial techniques are special techniques to compress True Power, and the blade aura beams produced by the martial technique, is compressed True Power. So if my left hand used an inverse mental cultivation, it should be able to absorb it in. So I decided to use an inverse mental cultivation with my left hand to try. Never did I expect that the blade aura beam actually followed my left blade and entered my meridians! And the True Power that was absorbed into my meridians that was congealed did not scatter, and will not transform into the original True Power. But the same type of True Power can combine. So I spent a lot of time, to transform all of my True Power. That true power, was as sharp as blade aura beams, brimming with destructive force, and highly concentrated. I called it Blade True Power.”
Feng Chou’s face exposed a regretful face, “But sadly, by the time I thought of that, I was already very old, and unable to take another step to verify it.”
Tang Tian’s eyes lit up as bright as the stars, Feng Chou’s novel idea had given him a huge revelation.
A brazen idea suddenly surfaced from his brain.