Chapter 823 – Breaking Through
Next to the stream at the bottom of the cliff, Zhao Feng sat down and started to calmly cultivate. The little thieving cat played with the dark golden necklace and lazily protected its master.
“Water Mother Essence, Crystal Core of a King….”
Two treasures appeared in each of Zhao Feng’s hands, which were respectively of the Water element and Wind Lightning element.
The Crystal Core of the King contained the essence of Wind Lightning, and only a small proportion had been used. On the other hand, 50-60% of the Water Mother Essence had been used, so it didn’t have much left, but since he now had the Water-elemental Sky Water Crystal Lotus that was even rarer, he didn’t need to be so careful with the Water Mother Essence.
Now that he had a large amount of resources, Zhao Feng could cultivate with no bottleneck.
His soul and Intent were both extremely high-level, and the Five Elemental Wind Lightning Technique was close to the peak 6th level. His mastery of it had actually exceeded his cultivation.
However, Zhao Feng was now focusing on the strength and quality of his True Yuan. He longer cared as much about the size of his Crystal Core or the level of his cultivation.
A deep blue whirlpool started to form above Zhao Feng’s head as wind and lightning danced. The momentum created from this had exceeded some Great Origin Core Realms and was already comparable to half-step Kings.
Time passed by, and the power of the Water Mother Essence was being expended. Zhao Feng didn’t feel anything at all as he refined and compressed his True Yuan. The Crystal Core within his body started to expand naturally.
A day and a night passed by:
The Water Mother Essence in Zhao Feng’s hand turned into dust. The size of Zhao Feng’s Crystal Core was close to the limit of the Small Origin Core Realm, but the strength and quality of it was almost at the late stages of the Great Origin Core Realm.
At the same time, he was digesting the Spiritual Fruit from the Ancient Dream Realm in his body, which could purify his True Yuan and strengthen his bloodline. The Ancient Dream Realm Spiritual Fruit allowed Zhao Feng’s True Yuan to become purer, as if it was from the ancient era.
“The power of my True Yuan is close to a peak Great Origin Core Realm’s,” Zhao Feng murmured.
He had the Sacred Lightning Body, the Wind Lightning Technique, and his mutated bloodline. The Sacred Lightning Body had reached the peak 4th level and could fight with normal Kings for a while. In the fight earlier, Zhao Feng used the Sacred Lightning Body as the main force and the Wind Lightning Technique as support, using its power to give him more agility and speed.
“Sky Water Crystal Lotus.”
Zhao Feng held a perfect crystal-like pure lotus in his hands. It seemed to be a crystal straight out of a dream.
A strong surge of Water Yuan Qi appeared as the crystal lotus was taken out.
Waves appeared in the nearby bodies of water, and some Water-elemental beasts all sensed it. This was the disruption caused by the Sky Water Crystal Lotus.
The Ice Imperial Spear and the Ice-Water bloodline within Zhao Feng’s bloodline started to tremble with excitement as well.
Zhao Feng’s Ice-Water bloodline came from the God’s Spiritual Eye and was mainly used for recovery and defense while the mutated Blood Devil Sun bloodline was for offense. This combination meant that Zhao Feng’s bloodline was truly perfect compared to his previous life.
The powers of the Sky Water Crystal Lotus and the Crystal Core King surged into Zhao Feng.
At this moment, the dark blue whirlpool above Zhao Feng’s head started to become bigger and bigger until lit formed a thick layer of thunderclouds. The water beasts attracted over by the Sky Water Crystal Lotus all started to retreat and didn’t dare to steal it.
Hmm? Zhao Feng suddenly realized that the Ice-Water bloodline and Ice Imperial Spear within his body started to move. The Ice Imperial Spear existed as a liquid state when it was in his bloodline, and part of the energy absorbed from the Sky Water Crystal Lotus went toward his bloodline and was then absorbed by the Ice Imperial Spear.
This scene made Zhao Feng surprised, but after thinking about it, he understood.
The Sky Water Crystal Lotus was both a mineral and a plant. It could be used as a medicine to cultivate, and it could also be used to craft Heaven-grade weapons and Inheritance Sacred Weapons, so it was extremely valuable.
Zhao Feng watched it closely but didn’t stop it.
The power of the Sky Water Crystal Lotus split into two streams when it entered his body.
One of them was calm and smooth, and it was absorbed by Zhao Feng’s body and Crystal Core.
The other stream was colder and more dominant, and it formed a materialized petal of a lotus that was absorbed by his Ice-Water bloodline and Ice Imperial Spear.
“So that’s how it is. Only the plant part of the Sky Water Crystal Lotus can be absorbed by the human body while the mineral part of it is used to craft Water-elemental weapons and Inheritance Sacred Weapons.”
Zhao Feng understood. This sudden change meant that he was able to use the Sky Water Crystal Lotus much more efficiently, otherwise Zhao Feng would need to refine and purify it to get rid of the parts that were unable to be absorbed.
Half a day later, the size of Zhao Feng’s Crystal Core had expanded to a deep pond.
“As expected of a Water-elemental treasure; it allowed me to break through to the Great Origin Core Realm so quickly.”
Zhao Feng laughed.
The Sky Water Crystal Lotus and the Crystal Core of a King allowed Zhao Feng to have no bottleneck. At the same time, Zhao Feng’s Five Elemental Wind Lightning Technique had reached the limit of the 6th level, and it would form the next element from the 7th level onward – the Wood of Wind Lightning.
The different elements allowed Zhao Feng to no longer worry about being countered. The only weakness was that, because there was a lot to cultivate, progress would be slow, but when the Sacred Lightning Body was refined by the Five Elemental Wind Lightning Technique, it would be extremely resilient against the five elements.
It could be said that there were disadvantages as well as advantages.
“Congratulations,” Nan Gongsheng congratulated from not far away. He was witnessing Zhao Feng’s recovery and had complex emotions, including expectation. He wanted to witness the Left Eyed Heavenly Emperor at his peak.
Of course, Nan Gongsheng had also become much stronger. The Evil God Crystal and dozens of substandard God Crystals almost completely materialized his spatial domain. Its strength was far stronger than normal domains.
Apart from that, he had also successfully merged the power of the God Crystals into his Crystal Core. In terms of strength and quality of True Yuan, Nan Gongsheng’s exceeded other Kings of the same cultivation.
However, the frenzied increase in strength made Nan Gongsheng realize that he had been affected by the wicked power of the Evil God Crystal. Luckily, he had the Mind Calming Pearl with him; this item could consolidate and purify the soul. It could also withstand soul attacks to a certain degree, and it could get rid of heart demons.
If that wasn’t the case, Nan Gongsheng’s rapid increase in strength would mean that his attitude would have already been twisted by the wicked power of the Evil God Crystal.
However, even with the Mind Calming Pearl, Nan Gongsheng wasn’t able to fully block the wicked force. It had started to slowly erode his Intent. After all, the Evil God Crystal was apparently made from the power of an Evil God.
“Water Soul Pearl.” Nan Gongsheng let out a long breath as a half-transparent glass-like pearl appeared in his hand.
The Water Soul Pearl was found in the caves where the Sky Water Crystal Lotus was, and it had the ability to heal, strengthen, and purify the soul. Using this Soul pearl, Nan Gongsheng’s soul was cleansed and started to become clearer and slightly stronger.
Luckily, Zhao Feng warned me beforehand.
Nan Gongsheng circulated his Intent and True Yuan to refine the energy from the Evil God Crystal.
Another day and night passed.
60% of the Sky Water Crystal Lotus’s essence was absorbed by the Ice Imperial Spear while the other 40% was stored within Zhao Feng. The aura of the Ice Imperial Spear in his bloodline was now close to the Sky Locking Bow, the Qiankun Sword, and other Inheritance Sacred Weapons.
Zhao Feng couldn’t help but nod his head. The Ice Imperial Spear was indeed a good weapon, and it had been refined in the Heaven’s Legacy City as well. This time, it merged with the Sky Water Crystal Lotus, which was one of the best Water-elemental materials. It could be said to be perfect.
The majority of the other 40% of calm energy from the Sky Water Crystal Lotus was stored in his body, while a small proportion of it was already absorbed.
At this point in time, the size of Zhao Feng’s Crystal Core was at the early stages of the Great Origin Core Realm, but the actual strength of it was several times stronger than others of the same cultivation.
“If I absorb all the remaining calm energy from the Sky Water Crystal Lotus, the quality of my True Yuan will be at least comparable to half-step King’s….” Zhao Feng’s eyes twinkled.
After several days of cultivation, Zhao Feng’s strength had increased dramatically.
As of right now, his Golden Kun Sacred Lightning Body was at the peak 4th level, and it was facing a big bottleneck.
The Five Elemental Wind Lightning Technique was at the peak 6th level and had the chance to break through to the 7th, but it required some more foundation.
“There’s one more left.” Zhao Feng ate another Ancient Dream Realm Spiritual Fruit and glanced at the last remaining one on the big tree.
The Spiritual Fruits from the Ancient Dream Realm had the ability to purify and strengthen one’s bloodline. It also allowed one’s True Yuan to become purer.
Zhao Feng decided to leave the last one till the critical moment. If his Sacred Lightning Body broke through to the 5th level or his soul-strength increased, he would become much stronger.
Zhao Feng really needed Soul Dao items right now, but they were hard to find even in the Divine Illusion Dimension.
Next to the river, Zhao Feng’s aura started to fade away as he controlled every part of his power precisely.
It was hard to imagine that he had only just broken through to the Great Origin Core Realm. To be able to reach the Great Origin Core Realm at such a young age meant that he would be a genius even in three-star powers.
“Zhao Feng, there seems to be a weird disturbance nearby, and there are a bunch of human auras approaching,” Nan Gongsheng suddenly said.
Zhao Feng opened his eyes and nodded his head while the little thieving cat’s ears twitched.
At the same instant, a rotten aura from an old tomb shot into the sky.
Tremendous shaking appeared in the depths of the underground tomb alongside a roar that resounded across Heaven and Earth.
“Xin Wuheng, you took us to such a dangerous place!!?” the middle-aged yellow male roared.
A terrifying and wicked aura started to awaken in the depths of the tomb. “Outsiders that dare to disturb the peace of the dead shall die here.”
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
A powerful group far away started to carefully approach this aura.
“Eighth Prince, the Spiritual Connection Rat’s senses won’t be wrong. This is the place….” a bulky muscular youth in black with thick eyebrows said confidently.
A small silver rat with long whiskers ran around on his hand.
“Luo Zun, you’ve helped me a lot after entering the Divine Illusion Dimension. It was worth me paying a heavy price to bring you in.” The Eighth Prince was full of smiles.