Chapter 675: 12 Breaths
Bang! Bang! Bang!
It was extremely challenging merging the two properties. Nevertheless, Su Mo kept trying even when each attempt ended in failure.
“Earth generates gold. The earth property’s Dark Force has a stronger defensive ability, but the gold property’s Dark Force is sharper and more destructive!” Su Mo muttered as he tried to merge the two properties together.
The Dark Force of both properties circled around Su Mo’s fingers and slowly started to merge upon contact. However, at the very last minute, one of the Dark Forces disintegrated.
Most of the time, the earth property’s Dark Force would disintegrate instead of the gold property’s.
The gold property’s Dark Force is stronger than the earth property’s. There was no equilibrium!
After a while, Su Mo stopped his attempts at merging. He must have gone overboard practicing the Nirvana Cultivation Method recently, resulting in his gold property’s Dark Force being stronger than his earth property’s.
Thankfully, there was only a small difference in strength.
Su Mo then started to cultivate the Mountains-weight Skill. After his earth property’s strength had increased, he would try to merge them again.
He exerted his Devouring Martial Soul and started to cultivate the Mountains-weight Skill. Wisps of earth property spiritual Qi in the void swarmed toward him, and he absorbed them into his body.
The Dark Force of the earth property in Su Mo’s body started to strengthen.
It took a long while to strengthen his earth property’s Dark Force. Fortunately, there was just a minimal difference in the strength of both properties.
Su Mo spent two days cultivating the Mountains-weight Skill.
“This should be enough!” He muttered, sensing that the Dark Forces of the two properties were now more or less equal. He would have disrupted the equilibrium had he continued his cultivation of the Mountains-weight Skill.
Su Mo tried to merge them together again. The Dark Forces of the two properties gathered around his fingers and came into contact with one another.
His earth property’s Dark Force enveloped the gold property’s Dark Force, and they slowly started to merge together.
After a while, they had fully merged to form a yellow Dark Force that gave off a terrifying aura.
“I did it!” Su Mo said elatedly.
In the next instant –
The yellow Dark Force exploded and threw Su Mo backward.
He might have been injured if not for his strong physical strength.
“It’s still not stable!” Su Mo’s face turned grave, but he was not too worried about it.
This was a good start. As long as he could fully merge them, it would be enough, even if he could only maintain the merger for ten breaths.
He could usually end a fight in ten breaths. If he was not able to do that, he was basically not his opponent’s match.
Su Mo continued to work on the merger.
The yellow Dark Force still continued to explode.
As Su Mo continued with his attempts, he had a better grasp on the workings of the yellow Dark Force and managed to maintain the merger for a longer period of time.
After three days of non-stop attempts, Su Mo finally managed to hold the yellow Dark Force together for eight breaths without it exploding.
“Huff!” Su Mo let out a long breath and frowned. Eight breaths were still not enough.
This would be a crucial limiting factor in a battle, and the Dark Force might even explode in his body if it was unstable. Then he would truly be finished!
After a short break, Su Mo mentally simulated how the two Dark Forces reacted during the merger. After an hour, he restarted the merging process.
Although the yellow Dark Force was still unstable, he was able to maintain the merger for a longer period.
Another two days passed and now Su Mo had managed to maintain the merger for up to twelve breaths.
During those 12 breaths, it remained relatively stable and didn’t explode.
Su Mo smiled. 12 breaths were sufficient!
He took a deep breath and began the same process in his elixir field.
Su Mo cleared his mind and shut his eyes. He focused on his elixir field and started to merge the gold and earth properties’ Dark Forces together.
Su Mo proceeded with extreme caution. He worked at maintaining the stability of the two Dark Forces and slowly started the merger.
After a while, the two properties fully merged to form a yellow Dark Force, making his body emit a powerful aura.
After 11 breaths, Su Mo immediately split the yellow Dark Force back into its original state of earth and gold properties’ Dark Forces.
Su Mo did not dare to maintain the merger for the full 12 breaths. He was afraid that the Dark Force would explode within him.
He then continued the merging and separation process.
The more he did it, the more adept at this he became.
Su Mo became highly proficient at it after repeating the same process hundreds of times. He could use his Mind to instantly merge the earth and gold properties’ Dark Forces together and separate them again at will.
Su Mo finally felt at ease. This newfound ability would greatly enhance his combat strength. Most people at the Talents’ Grand Gathering would be no match for him.
Su Mo lifted his palms, which glowed as the three-colored Dark Force gathered in his palm, unleashing a terrifying aura that swept his surroundings.
The three-colored Dark Force was made of the purple Dark Force from merged wood and fire properties, the yellow Dark Force from merged earth and gold properties, and a light blue water property constructed Dark Force.
Su Mo felt his hair stand on end at the powerful aura his three-colored Dark Force emitted.
Su Mo looked forward to the day when the properties of the Five Elements could fully merge to form the Chaotic Force. He wondered how powerful it would be!
He started cultivating, concentrating on refining his Dark Force, and strengthening his cultivation.
There were still a few more days before the Talents’ Grand Gathering. He would feel more confident if his cultivation reached Lv 5 True Darkness Realm by then.
Time flew by, and in a blink of an eye, it was the day of the Talents’ Grand Gathering.
There was a thick mist early in the morning as the sun rose.
After Su Mo washed up, he changed into a long blue robe and strode into the Square.
Jun Wuxi was already waiting in the Square.
“11th Junior Brother!” Jun Wuxi said, greeting Su Mo.
Su Mo nodded and asked, “Fifth Senior Brother, where will the Talents’ Grand Gathering be held?”
“I have no idea!” Jun Wuxi said, shaking his head, “Since Master is bringing us there, we should be able to reach it in no time at all, no matter where it is held!”
The moment Jun Wuxi said these words, Huangfu Qing strode out of the hall, clad in a long green robe.