Martial God Conqueror - Chapter 37
Break Through Mysterious Layer Xiantian
“Chase me if you can~”
Enshrouded in a pale golden glow, Du Shaofu dived off the cliff, his plummeting body covered by the thick fogs that filled Spirit Gorge.
The young girl’s reaction was a split second late and her slim figure stopped at the edge of the cliff. She angrily stamped her feet, but there was no way for her to continue the chase. The bottom of the ravine had no safe landing spot. Even if the flying beast flew to the bottom of the ravine, it would be difficult to search for a person in this thick fog.
From the Giant Flaming Falcon’s back, several figures rushed to the young girl’s side. An alarmed fifty-year-old man in a wide yellow robe said: “Is this kid looking for death? A Xiantian jumping off this cliff, death is definite! Even if he swallowed the Blood-Infant Ganoderma it is useless. It doesn’t matter that he dies but destroying a high-grade elixir, what an abominable brat!”
“Huang Lao, can we go search for him below?” The young girl looks down the cliff irreconcilably. It never cross her mind the young man would directly eat the Blood-Infant Ganoderma and to continue his insanity by jumping off the deep cliff; without a doubt this gambling with one’s life. That young man’s absolutely crazy! A sane person wouldn’t throw his life away for a stem of Blood-Infant Ganoderma.
The elderly man looks at the young girl and shakes his head. “Eldest Princess, the fog below is too thick, even with the Giant Flaming Falcon we won’t be able to find him, but I’m confident that kid won’t survive. Unfortunately, the Blood-Infant Ganoderma is also gone.”
“We should leave. There are disciples from Mystical Talisman House, Blacknether Sect, Sky Serpent Sect are in Wild Beast Mountain, but there’s no sign of their experts, something must have happened to them. We should first inquire about the situation before deciding our next move.”
The young girl stood at the edge of the cliff for some time but in the end, she could only give up. Soon, everyone leaps onto the back of the Giant Flaming Falcon and left the cliff.
As he fell into the bottomless ravine, Du Shaofu is like someone who dropped from the seventh heavens. Sand and stones tumbled down along him as his body bumped and crashed against the wall of the cliff, created stones and pebbles on the way down.
By the time he reached the bottom of the ravine, his body seems fine it’s like he did not receive much injury that he is able to stand up immediately. However, his face was flushed bright red, and even his eyes were red. His body felt like it was about to puff up.
If the young girl and her comrades were to see this scene, it would render them speechless with their eyeball popping out; unhurt although he jumped off a tall cliff, not even a tiny scratch.
An agonizing scream escaped Du Shaofu’s throat; his body shivered as it inflates, enormous amount energy from inside his body wants to burst out.
“The energy inside the Blood-Infant Ganoderma is too overwhelming.”
Du Shaofu knew the reason for this; directly swallowing a high-grade elixir which contained an enormous amount of energy leads to this – his body was on the verge of exploding. Under the excruciating pain, his body trembled violently.
“Fortifies the Golden Plumage.”
Gritting his teeth, Du Shaofu diverted the energy from the Blood-Infant Ganoderma into his muscles and flesh, if not he will really die from blown into pieces. As he operates the Golden-winged Garuda’s Physique Refining Law, Du Shaofu threw his body against the cliff wall over and over that his body grew numb from the pain.
Enduring excruciating pain, Du Shaofu continued to crash into the hard wall without hesitation, like he himself is not a human being.
The self-torture continued till he no longer feels anything. Every time he crashed against the wall, strands of energy from the Blood-Infant are absorbed into the muscles and flesh. And as time goes time, Du Shaofu could feel his physique grew stronger albeit slowly, accompanied by pain.
Below the ravine in a secluded spot, on top of a big boulder, there’s a huge tiger. Its body entirely covered in runic scales. And it observed the scene from away; its big round eyes full of doubt.
Crashing against the hard rock wall countless times, Du Shaofu let out a painful scream, his was face distorted with pain. Fortunately, there’s no one around to hear his screams in this bottomless ravine. Thus the painful screams continued together with the endless ‘bang bang bang’ noises of objects crashing against the wall fails to fall on anyone’s ear.
Three nights and three days passed in the same manner before screams of pain from below the ravine gradually stops.
In the ravine, shattered gravels piled up high into a small hill, vast areas of large rocks had turned into dust and Du Shaofu lies exhausted upon a bed of pebbles with various bruises and bumps of red, purple and green discernable on his body. His body stretched to the limit devoid of even a single strand of energy.
“No, I can’t fail here. There are still some elixir energy not yet absorb.”
He struggled to get up, and sat cross-legged on the bed of pebbles. Although majority of the energy from the Blood-Infant Ganoderma was absorbed by his muscles and flesh, there are still abundant of energy left in his body.
Running the Golden-winged Garuda’s exercise law, Du Shaofu converts the residual energy from the Blood-Infant Ganoderma into xuanqi, gathered it into his Shenque.
Atop the heap of loose pebbles, Du Shaofu’s body was shrouded in a pale golden glow, xuanqi emitted from all over his body, circled incessantly before it drills into Du Shaofu’s flesh. The cycle repeats itself, many times over.
Du Shaofu’s meridians had always been stronger than others due to his many nights spent in the mysterious sarcophagus that hangs in the Du Clan’s Ancestral Shrine.
Coupled with the Golden-winged Garuda’s cultivation, his physique is so much stronger, comparable to a wicked beast. His meridians are wider and tougher, able to contain abundant of powerful xuanqi; even his Shenque is much larger than others.
He continued to convert the energy from the Blood-Infant Ganoderma, accumulating it in his Shenque. With all these energy inside, Du Shaofu’s Shenque began to expand, not knowing how long has passed Du Shaofu’s Shenque was already filled to the brim to the point of spilling over.
At this moment, abruptly Du Shaofu changed his handseal, and then the sound of something breaking rang out. An overbearing golden glow wraps around him entirely, gold-colored runes circled around him. Subsequently all gathered and hovered behind him, and formed into a surreal Golden-winged Garuda.
Hidden above the ravine, on a big boulder, a Demon Scale Tiger fixed it’s stare at the surreal image of the Golden-winged Garuda, its enormous body shivered, bowing down as it trembled in fear.
A soft but clear sound came out from Du Shaofu’s Shenque. At the same time, the surreal Golden-winged Garuda separated and reverted to runes, drilling into Du Shaofu’s body. Gradually, the golden glow that wrapped around him dimmed, converged into him.
When things calmed down, Du Shaofu breathed out foul qi; opened his eyes to reveal bright clear pupils with traces of gold deep within that added a domineering atmosphere to his gaze.
“Mysterious layer Xiantian.”
Sensing the changes inside his body, a smile bloomed on his face. The earlier exhaustion and dullness disappeared replaced with a refreshing feeling, full of vitality. Unexpectedly, he was able to breakthrough to mysterious layer Xiantian from an early Xiantian from this incident.
All of a sudden, Du Shaofu sensed something; he quickly stood up from his sitting position and looked up warily.
A thunderous roar came from a big boulder above, a thirty meters long huge tiger flew down, flapping its broad wings, causing the pebbles on the ground to roll away, and the air swirled fiercely like a tornado.
“Demon Scales Tiger.”
Shock flitted across Du Shaofu’s pupils; this huge flying tiger is the same one that tried to grab the Blood-Infant Ganoderma from him a few days ago. The one which was capable of oppressing all the Wicked beasts at that time. He didn’t expect that this Demon Scale Tiger to appear here at this time.
The Demon Scale Tiger’s massive body landed in front of Du Shaofu, and under Du Shaofu’s shocked expression, it lied down on the ground. When it lifted its head, its huge lantern-like eyes looked at Du Shaofu in a docile manner devoid of its previous ferociousness. In the end it whimpered softly as if trying to say something.
Du Shaofu sensed no danger from the Demon Scale Tiger. Its big eyes looked at him as if appealing him to accept its submission; to be its master.
“You want to follow me?” Repressing the shock in his heart, Du Shaofu tried to probe the Demon Scale Tiger’s intention.
The Demon Scale Tiger roared softly and nodded his head; like it was able to understand Du Shaofu’s words.
“You can understand what I’m saying?”
Du Shaofu was astounded. This Demon Scale Tiger obviously had reached Mai-ling level. It was rumored that King level Wicked Beasts that has reached Mai-ling level are able to understand human language, and Wicked beast of higher cultivation could even speak human words.
Du Shaofu heard of a myth that said once Wicked beasts’ cultivation reached a certain level, it can transform into a human figure, but this kind of terrifying Wicked beasts only exists in myths and legends.
Once again the Demon Scale Tiger nodded its head, its eyes look at Du Shaofu in awe, its manner docile and submissive.
“That means you have already reached Mai-ling level?”
Once the shock passed Du Shaofu became excited. This Demon Scale Tiger really can communicate with humans, and a Wicked beast that can interact with humans must at least be a Mai-ling level. A Mai-ling level wicked beast is stronger compared to a Mai-ling level human warrior. No matter how much one search in Stone City, they would be able to find one. To most warriors, Mai-ling level is an elusive dream.
The Demon Scale Tiger nodded its head a third time, acknowledging that it is a Mai-ling level cultivator.
Du Shaofu swallowed nervously. A Mai-Ling level Wicked Beast King suddenly appeared in front of him, wanted to submit to him; could it be his awesome personality that attracted the Demon Scale Tiger…
- Fortifies Golden Plumages ref. C32; the first stage of Physique Refining Law