Chapter 1731: More Than Six Hundred
Su Mo flew through the air and headed towards the Firmament place.
In the following months, he would stay at Firmament Palace and try to raise his cultivation rank as much as he could.
A few dozen kilometers away from Tushan Tower, Su Mo stopped at a barren hill.
Although he was mostly safe now, he had to be extra careful and take all the precautions he could, just in case the Sorcerer Tribe sent men to assassinate him in secret.
After staying at the barren hill for a day, Su Mo confirmed that he wasn’t being followed by anyone and he resumed his original appearance as he headed back to Tushan Town.
Before long, Su Mo returned to Firmament Place.
Firmament Palace had been lying low for the past few months and the palace lacked the grandeur that it had had previously.
That wasn’t because the Firmament Palace had met any trouble. They were rather nervous because the matter about Su Mo had swept through the galaxy.
Su Mo killed over 200,000 Sorcerer Tribesmen and the Sorcerer Tribe had organized a large-scale investigation of Su Mo. The Grand Priest refined an entire star to kill Su Mo but Su Mo was eventually saved by Xu Wushen. All this news spread through the galaxy and the Firmament Palace people were highly anxious and worried for Su Mo.
The hundred-thousand men of the Firmament Palace could only rest assured once Su Mo had safely returned.
Once Su Mo returned, he casually greeted the higher ups in the Firmament Palace before he made arrangements for the Red Dragon Camp troops.
Aside from Heng Fei, Su Mo did not trust the other troops of the Firmament Palace and hence he specially entrusted Heng Fei with the task of carefully monitoring the Red Dragon Camp troops.
Su Mo set aside a few days to merge new Fighting Souls for a group of elders and geniuses of the Firmament Palace.
After a few days, the Firmament Palace had about 20 people with Triple Fighting Souls and no less than 80 people with Twin Fighting Souls.
With that, Su Mo began his cultivation seclusion again.
He had enough resources and an infinite pool of Spiritual Crystals. All he had to do was cultivate and refine them.
The Firmament Palace was once again revitalized by Su Mo’s return.
Every disciple pushed themselves and diligently raised their cultivation ranks. The Sorcerer Tribe was their arch-enemy, and one day they would settle the grudge with blood.
Day passed after day and the Firmament Palace steadily strengthened. The powers of the disciples and elders also shot up exponentially.
Those men with Triple Fighting Souls and Twin Fighting Souls had their cultivation ranks surge under the large mass of resources they had.
By now, there were close to 1,000 people in the Firmament Palace who were Martial Emperors and this number was constantly increasing.
However, aside from the Red Dragon Camp troops and the avatar, there did not appear to be any Martial Honorable yet.
Before long however, the number of Martial Honorables would start to surge up like a downpour of rain.
Time flew by quickly and 5 months flashed by. In a peaceful, serene garden, Su Mo gazed up thoughtfully at the sky.
Through 5 months of cultivation seclusion, his cultivation rank had reached the Rank 6 Martial Honorable Realm and he had pushed it to the peak of the Rank 6 Martial Honorable Realm in one shot.
This process sucked Spiritual Crystals from him and he consumed more than 10 times the amount of Spiritual Crystals that other martial artists in the same rank as him would use.
However, spending any amount of Spiritual Crystals was worth it as long as he could break through his cultivation rank.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
A knocking sound emerged from the gates of the garden before the gates slowly opened and Emperor Shi slowly walked in wearing a long, silver robe.
“Su Mo, congratulations on the jump in your cultivation rank!” Emperor Shi arrived before Su Mo and smiled.
He knew that Su Mo had broken through to the next rank as Su Mo had informed him that he would only get leave his cultivation seclusion once he had broken through to the next rank.
“Father-in-law, I have to congratulate you for successfully becoming a Martial Honorable!” Su Mo turned around and smiled brightly as he looked at Emperor Shi.
Emperor Shi was a Rank 1 Martial Honorable now and he was the first Martial Honorable in the Firmament Palace aside from the Nine Palace Masters.
“This cultivation rank is nothing!”
Emperor Shi shook his head and dismissed Su Mo’s complements. If he was still in Firmament Palace, he would not have imagined himself attaining such a rank. However, by now, he was no longer impressed by his achievements.
“Su Mo, there is still about half a year until the Sky Dragon Contest. Do you have confidence in winning it?” Emperor Shi asked. Su Mo was the only hope of the Firmament Palace and nothing could happen to it.
If Su Mo didn’t have the confidence, he would immediately urge Su Mo to leave the Ancientspirit Galaxy.
“Father-in-law, have you ever seen me lose against anyone in my generation?” Su Mo chuckled.
Emperor Shi burst into laughter. It was great that Su Mo was so confident.
“Oh right, Su Mo, can you change the name of your avatar?” Emperor Shi suddenly asked.
Su Mo jumped in shock and he started to break out into a sweat. His avatar was called Shangguan Hao and Shangguan Hao was previously a disciple of Emperor Shi, it wasn’t very appropriate.
“Alright, then let’s call him Su Yi!” Su Mo nodded his head. His avatar had stayed in Firmament Palace and he had also been conferred the title of an elder. Aside from the higher-ups in the Firmament Palace, ordinary disciples did not know that the man was Su Mo’s avatar.
After a few more sentences were exchanged between Su Mo and Emperor Shi, Emperor Shi left the garden.
With that, Su Mo left Tushan Town as he headed towards Shenwu Academy.
He would head over to Shenwu Academy first and find Instructor Mu Li for the materials for his Natal Spiritual Sword before he headed back to the Imperial Ancestor Court Faction.
If he wanted to attend the Sky Dragon Contest, he would have to represent a superpower. As such, he was headed to the Imperial Ancestor Court Faction.
It was close to the Sky Dragon Contest, and before long, the shortlisting of candidates to represent the Imperial Ancestor Court Faction would begin. He had to go for it.
He would be in trouble if he missed the name shortlisting.
By now, Su Mo’s flying speed was much faster than it was previously. In less than a day, he reached Shenwu Academy.
“You… you must be Su Mo?”
In front of Shenwu Academy, disciples who were standing guard widened their eyes in shock as they spotted Su Mo in front of them.
Su Mo was really too famous. His name was known throughout every corner of the galaxy.
Virtually all of the disciples of Shenwu Academy recognized Su Mo.
After such a long time, the disciples who were standing guard at the doors of Shenwu Academy were taken aback by the sight of him.
“I am looking for You Tianhan!” Su Mo smiled as he spoke. As he was speaking, his avatar, You Tianhan, was already making his way from within Shenwu Academy.
Su Mo was prevented from entering the academy as he was You Tianhan’s guest.
However, Su Mo wasn’t a disciple of the academy anymore and he could not enter the Inner Mansion of the academy.
You Tianhan had arranged for him to sit temporarily in a side palace.
His avatar was headed to find Instructor Mu Li and Su Mo could only patiently wait for her.
Not long later, the doors of the side palace were pushed open and the youthful, beautiful Instructor Mu Li walked in with a solemn face into the hall.
“Long time no see! Instructor Mu Li!” Su Mo immediately rose and carefully checked through Instructor Mu Li. She was a Rank 6 Martial Honorable by now, and was in the same cultivation rank as him.
“You really are lucky!” Instructor Mu Li glanced at Su Mo and lightly said. She had heard of the news about Su Mo.
She was rather speechless over it. He really was a troublemaker and he wasn’t safe anywhere he went.
“I have led a stubborn life indeed!”
Su Mo laughed and did not worry about Instructor Mu Li’s attitude towards him as he laughed, “Instructor Mu Li, how many resources have you gathered?”
“Only this much!”
Instructor Mu Li flipped over her palm and a storage ring appeared as she handed it over to Su Mo.
Su Mo immediately took the storage ring and nodded his head in satisfaction as he checked through the contents inside it.
Although the resources she had gathered did not reach his expectations, the amount she had gathered was enough to make more than 600 Natal Spiritual Swords.
“Thank you Instructor Mu Li. I have a gift for you!” Su Mo smiled. Instructor Mu Li helped him a lot and he had to thank her.
“Gift? What gift?” Instructor Mu Li’s ears flushed a light red as soon as she heard Su Mo’s words.
However, Su Mo did not notice the slight pink of her face and flipped over his palm to take out a small bottle.
The Ancient Demon’s medulla was stowed inside the small bottle.
This medulla could raise a martial artist’s mental strength and it would be of great help to a craftsman like Instructor Mu Li.
Of course, taking the Ancient Demon’s medulla could raise one’s mental strength potential but it was only useful with initial consumption. The more one used it, the less effective it would get.
However, the medulla could also recover one’s mental strength and it was a valuable treasure.
“Increase mental strength?” Instructor Mu Li jumped in surprise. This treasure was indeed valuable.
However, she could not accept Su Mo’s gifts as he had already handed Spiritual Crystals to her for getting the materials of the Natal Spiritual Swords.
She could not accept another person’s gift to her, especially if it was from a man.
“It is alright, I don’t need it. I have an important matter to attend to. Good bye!”
Instructor Mu Li shook her head and turned to leave the side palace.
Su Mo was taken aback and he was at a loss for words. What was with her? Why would she reject such a valuable treasure!
A few moments later, Su Mo sent a mental thought and instructed You Tianhan to come to him.
After he had left the Ancient Demon’s medulla in You Tianhan’s hands, he did not delay further and left Shenwu Academy swiftly.
You Tianhan would hand the Ancient Demon’s medulla over to Instructor Mu Li for him. He would place it directly in Instructor Mu Li’s living quarters if she did not accept it personally from Su Mo.