Chapter 1240: The Last Chance
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
“To increase strength, the best way is to break through to the Martial Emperor Realm!” The Flaming Ghost Sage said.
“It’s as good as saying nothing! If I can reach the Martial Emperor Realm, need I ask you?” Su Mo said helplessly.
“What’s your Devouring Ultimacy level now?” The Ghost Sage asked.
“I don’t know!” Su Mo shook his head.
The Ghost Sage said nothing. Su Mo had no idea of what level His Ultimacy was at. How could he be an incredible genius?
“Mobilize your devouring Ultimacy. Let me feel it!” He said to Su Mo.
Su Mo nodded and calmed himself down. Concentrating, he gradually released his Devouring Ultimacy from his Mind.
Instantly, a Devouring Ultimacy force swept out from Su Mo’s body, pervading the whole tower.
The Devouring Ultimacy force was slightly different from his Devouring Martial Soul, but they had one thing in common: the power to devour.
However, the Ultimacy force was far weaker than Su Mo’s Devouring Martial Soul.
Even so, the Devouring Ultimacy force had absorbed all the Spiritual Qi in the tower.
The Ultimacy, however, was just an Ultimacy force. Without his Devouring Martial Soul, it could not absorb Spiritual Qi into his body.
“Time is limited. I had just perceived a little!” Su Mo said with a sigh.
“Just a little? Your Devouring Ultimacy has nearly reached Rank 1!” The Ghost Sage exclaimed.
He was shocked that Su Mo’s perception of the Devouring Ultimacy had nearly reached Rank 1 after just a month.
It was shocking. To reach Rank 1, a common genius had to perceive a simple Property Ultimacy for half a year. Yet Su Mo had only taken a month.
Only when a Spirit Build perceiving their own property Ultimacy could match Su Mo’s speed of perception.
The Flaming Ghost Sage sighed inwardly. He had discovered that Su Mo’s willpower was ten times higher than an ordinary warrior’s when he attempted to capture Su Mo the last time.
The more powerful his willpower, the higher his comprehension ability. Although he had suspected it all along, he was astonished by Su Mo’s ability all the same.
The Ghost Sage wondered if his encounter with Su Mo was a great misfortune. Yet, it could be a stroke of fortune too!
“Is the Ultimacy also divided into ranks? How many are there?” Su Mo asked curiously.
“Nine. The higher your Ultimacy, the more difficult it gets!” The Ghost Sage replied.
“I see!” Su Mo said with a sudden realization.
“The Ultimacy is of great significance. For martial artists above the Martial Emperor Realm, your ultimate strength depends on three factors: cultivation, Fighting Soul and Ultimacy!” The Flaming Ghost Sage said slowly.
Su Mo nodded and rejoiced in his heart that he was lucky to have guidance—he did not have to fumble his way.
“So what rank can my Ultimacy attain? Can it condense a Fighting Soul?” Su Mo continued to ask.
“You can reach Rank 1. But your chance of success is low. The more profound your perception, the higher your chance!” The Ghost Sage said.
Su Mo was pleased. After elevating his Martial Soul level, he could start condensing his Fighting Soul soon.
He remembered something—he had once condensed the Seed of the Fighting Soul.
“Sir Ghost Sage, I have condensed the Seed of the Fighting Soul from my Immortality Ultimacy. Now that I have also perceived the Devouring Ultimacy, what should I do?” Su Mo asked.
The Seed of the Fighting Soul was used to evolve a Fighting Soul. But he had changed his Ultimacy. Would it spell trouble?
“It doesn’t matter. The Seed of the Fighting Soul just increases your chance of evolving a Fighting Soul. Don’t worry!”
The Ghost Sage reflected for a while and continued. “Since your Immortality Ultimacy is uncommon, you should stop perceiving it for a while. Perceive it in the future!”
“It would be better this way!”Su Mo said, relieved. He had been worried that he could not use his Devouring Ultimacy to evolve a Fighting Soul from the Seed of the Fighting Soul.
Then, Su Mo turned silent, thinking about how to improve his strength. To elevate his cultivation, he must evolve a Fighting Soul.
However, his Martial Soul was merely Rank 7 Heaven Class. To elevate it to Rank 9 was no easy matter.
“Hmmm?” At this point, Su Mo noticed someone flying toward his tower.
His spiritual consciousness had detected the person. It was Instructor Mu Li.
Su Mo immediately opened the gate and walked out.
A gust of clear breeze—Mu Li landed before Su Mo.
“My respects to Instructor Mu Li !” Su Mo saluted her with a cupped fist in a hand.
“I heard that you are having a duel with Leng Jiang?” Mu Li said with an expressionless face.
“Yes!” Su Mo nodded. He had not expected Instructor Mu Li to hear of his duel with the young man in black so quickly.
“Are you courting death?” Mu Li spoke coldly. In her opinion, Su Mo’s duel was tantamount to suicide.
Leng Jiang was a Rank 3 Martial Emperor Realm artist. How could Su Mo fight and defeat him?
Su Mo started. He had not expected her to ask him such a direct question.
But he also knew that no one believe he could win, thanks to his low cultivation.
“I know what to do. Thank you, Instructor Mu Li, for your concern!” Su Mo said with a smile.
“Who is concerned about you?”
Hearing Su Mo’s words, Mu Li’s countenance turned gloomy. She said coldly, “The Instructor is worried for your life!”
Su Mo was surprised by Mu Li’s words. He touched his nose helplessly—this woman was too outspoken!
He knew that the Instructor she had mentioned was Grand Master Huoyuan.
“Thank you for Grand Master Huoyuan’s concern. Since I have accepted the challenge, I am naturally quite confident,” Su Mo said in a deep voice.
Mu Li fell silent. She was indifferent to Su Mo’s survival, but Grand Master Huoyuan was worried for Su Mo.
“I am here to bring you the Instructor’s message: you may go to Huoyuan Peak in the next month anytime you like. Nobody will lay a finger on you there!” Mu Li said.
Su Mo sighed inwardly. Since he had already turned down Grand Master Huoyuan, how could he accept his kindness now?
If he did, he would be a spineless coward!
“Would you please bring a message to Grand Master Huoyuan on my behalf? I really appreciate his kindness!” Su Mo said sincerely, saluting Mu Li with a cupped fist in a hand.
“Well, don’t blame me. I have already given you a warning: this is your last chance. If you don’t go to Huoyuan Peak in a month, there won’t be chances anymore!”
Mu Li said these simple words and flew away.
Su Mo smiled helplessly. Was this his last chance?
It would have been a wonderful opportunity for other craftsmen, but not for Su Mo.
Su Mo wondered if his rejection would offend Grand Master Huoyuan.
After all, such a refusal might be seen as a humiliation.
Should he have a talk with Grand Master Huoyuan? On the condition that he would major in martial arts and not in craftsmanship? Grand Master Huoyan might accept his proposition!