Ancient Godly Monarch - Chapter 1352: The 7th Astral Soul
Chapter 1352: The 7th Astral Soul
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Cultivation knows not of the passing of time. In the blink of an eye, the deadline of a year had been reached. However, the Qin Wentian now was still in a state of total focus, he simply didn’t know of the passing of time. He has forgotten everything in the external world, and was completely immersed.
At this moment, he was still cultivating. Not far from him, the mysterious figure quietly lied there. It was unknown when he appeared. He was simply quietly staring at Qin Wentian.
At this moment, destructive law energy flow frenziedly circulated around Qin Wentian, akin to a long river of destruction, emitting churning noises. It continued permeating the area and Qin Wentian’s astral soul began to glow with destructive light. That halberd-shaped astral soul was emanating a fearsome destruction-attribute law energy.
His body shimmered with the runes of destruction, causing the nearby destructive energy to gather on his body. Under the light from his astral soul, Qin Wentian now resembled a god of destruction, evoking fear in the hearts of all who saw him.
“Not bad.” A voice rang out. Qin Wentian felt his heart tremble and his cultivation was directly interrupted. He opened his eyes, his heart was filled with unhappiness as he glanced at the mysterious figure beside him. “Senior…”
“Enough, although right now you can only be considered a half-step immortal king, I will temporarily let you pass the test. However, don’t be in a hurry to form your law domain. You should first comprehend your other law attributes. I will give you another year of time to do so and failure also means death.” That mysterious figure spoke before disappearing again.
Qin Wentian was directly stunned into speechlessness. He couldn’t help but to curse under his breath, “Bastard.”
“Who are you talking about?” A voice suddenly echoed out, causing Qin Wentian’s heart to shudder. He then speechlessly replied, “Senior, I was cursing at myself.”
“Mhm, although you are truly weak, you don’t have to be unduly humble to the point that you scold yourself. If you can live on, you can still make a living pretty well.” That mysterious figure spoke sagely. Qin Wentian gritted his teeth when he heard that. This fellow… At the immortal king realm, even if he could comprehend his other law attributes, there was no way it would be so easy for him to finish doing so within a year of time.
Right now, Qin Wentian was already on the immortal king path, but he needed time for him to fully consolidate his step on it. The mysterious figure actually broke his concentration and said that he is a half-step immortal king, and forcibly woke him up from his contemplative state. He then gave him another year to comprehend other attribute energies. How detestable.
“Fine, I’ll show you what I’m capable of.” Qin Wentian silently mused as he closed his eyes once more in cultivation. Three months later, a powerful suppression aura gushed forth from him as the entire space was filled with an extremely tyrannical suppression might.
At the fourth month, he finished comprehending his sword-law attribute.
At the halfway mark to the fifth month, he finished comprehending the demon-law attribute.
At halfway to the sixth month, he finished the dream-law attribute.
At the sixth month mark, he finished the force-law attribute.
For the next half year, he began to try his best and enter the immortal king realm fully. He started to form his body of laws. Once the body of laws are formed, one would be the central core component of their own laws, and they could turn into the laws with just a thought.
Just as Qin Wentian wanted to establish his law domain, that mysterious figure appeared once more. Qin Wentian glanced at that mysterious figure with some self-satisfaction and before he even said anything, Qin Wentian already spoke, “Senior, how are my achievements?”
“Mhm, barely passable I guess. After you managed to comprehend your first law-attribute, the following ones would be much easier. Luckily you are not a block of wood, or it would have been to boring to leave you alive.” That mysterious figure calmly spoke. Qin Wentian almost coughed out blood when he heard that. He put in so much effort and achieve it well within the time limit but in the perspective of the mysterious figure, it was merely barely passable?
However, this undying freak’s judgement was pretty accurate, able to see his current state and the method he used.
It was true that once he managed to comprehend his first law attribute energy, the others were much easier in comparison.
Some immortal kings depended on a single type of law-attribute energy to reach the immortal king realm. After that, they still needed a very long time to perfectly integrate and solidify their step into the immortal king realm. They first had to perfect their comprehensions of other law attributes.
“Next, you should be able to condense your 7th astral soul. You can choose whatever you want to, when your 7th law attribute is born, you should try to form different law domains.” That mysterious figure spoke. After that, he turned around and left again just like that. Qin Wentian was completely speechless, this damnable bastard.
Although he was silently cursing in his heart, Qin Wentian still followed his instructions. He continued to cultivate and opened up his 7th astral gate, and reached out with his perception to the nine heavenly layers.
In the boundless starry space, there were the nine heavenly layers. Right now given how powerful Qin Wentian’s perception was, he broke through the barriers with ease and directly appeared in the 7th heavenly layer. Although the pressure here was great, it wasn’t able to do anything to him. His previous astral soul was condensed from a constellation in the 8th heavenly layer. Although he did so in a hurry, he did manage to succeed. Since that was the case, his new astral soul now, would also have to be condensed from the 8th heavenly layer.
Bringing with him, his powerful will, Qin Wentian’s perception rushed up to the 8th heavenly layer. The constellations here weren’t as many as the layers below, and they were all spaced extremely far apart from each other. The vast auras of these constellations were able to cause heaven and earth to crumble. And despite the vast distances, the Qin Wentian now could clearly sense their law energy fluctuations as well as law domain of the constellations.
It was as if as his cultivation base grew, his affinity with constellations would grow stronger. The higher his cultivation base, the easier it would be for him to discover the constellations within the nine heavenly layers.
This time around, Qin Wentian’s perception was able to roam the 8th heavenly layer freely. Although the pressure was fearsome, he was able to endure it. He might not be able to go up to the 9th heavenly layer for now, but he was able to freely choose his constellation in the 8th layer.
The constellations here all emitted vast amounts of law energy. Although after immortal-foundation, one’s astral souls would be congregated in their immortal-foundation and no longer appeared directly during combat, in reality, a stellar martial cultivator’s energy source all came from their astral souls. Without powerful astral souls, their potential would naturally be lower compared to others.
In addition, after entering the immortal king realm, powerful constellations would grant one powerful law attributes. They were able to cause stellar martial cultivators to gain a greater advantage during combat.
Qin Wentian’s perception roamed about the 8th heavenly later and saw many powerful constellations. Finally, his perception halted before a constellation that was emitting an imposing and tyrannical aura as he contemplated the law energy fluctuations.
This was an ultimate demon constellation, the constellation itself was shaped like a powerful devil, exuding an imposing aura that would cause the multitude of living things to kneel down in submission.
What was more terrifying is that this constellation still possessed the power of disintegration. Parts of the constellation were disintegrating one moment, and being fully recovered the next. It radiated an overwhelming amount of devilish energy.
“I’ve cultivated devil path techniques and can be considered very compatible with this constellation. In addition, this constellation seems to contain dual attributes.” Qin Wentian was now no longer a weakling, he had read many ancient text and his knowledge was incomparable to before. He knew that there were some unique constellations that would give the cultivator two kinds of law-attributes.
Naturally strictly speaking, it couldn’t really be considered dual attributes. It was just that the attribute of the unique astral souls, would usually have a second function or ability which he would also gain after he condensed it.
Also, right now Qin Wentian even knew that this kind of dual-attribute astral souls were more often seen in demon-type, devil-type and buddha-type constellations. After condensing an astral soul from these constellations, the cultivator would find themselves able to pursue either the demon, devil or buddha pathway. Other than that, there were still other unique abilities granted.
“This terrifying devil constellation still has an additional ability of disintegration?” Qin Wentian mused. For the constellation before him, if he condensed an astral soul from it, other than giving him the innate condition of comprehending devil law energy, it would still bestow on him the power of disintegration.
“Constellations from the 8th layer are truly tyrannical, it’s worth a try.” Qin Wentian’s perception was already under great stress from the pressure. After confirming his choice, he hesitated no longer and sent his perception into one of the constellations.
This time, Qin Wentian was still under the overwhelming pressure, his will was corroded by devilish energy but he held strong and successfully connected with this constellation.
Resplendent devil light fell from the sky, cascading down on Qin Wentian’s real body that was in the forbidden ground. In that instant, that mysterious figure inclined his head and stared at the sky as a terrifying sharpness gleamed in his eyes.
The process of condensing an astral soul proceeded smoothly and after everything stabilized, Qin Wentian continued his cultivation. His newest astral soul’s law energy fluctuation was weaker in comparison to his other attribute-energies. He needed more time to solidify his cultivation base and refine it.
This time, he spent a long time in cultivation. The mysterious figure no longer came to disturb Qin Wentian. This time, he condensed his astral soul, formed his body of laws in a single step. When all seven kinds of attribute energies congregated on his body, he was like a true fiendgod, simply unexcelled in the world.
When Qin Wentian opened his eyes, a terrifying sharpness gleamed as he stared at the sky. Slowly, a smile then appeared on his face.
Clenching his fists, a clear sharp sound could be heard.
“To think that I would gain such a power, the constellations of the 8th heavenly layer are truly near the pinnacle.” Qin Wentian stared up, wanting to see through the 9th heavenly layer. A hint of excitement appeared in his eyes. Earlier, he had been completely focused in cultivation but now, he finally couldn’t suppress the excitement in his heart any longer.
“Do you think that you are already invincible because of that devil-attribute law energy?” A voice rang out. Qin Wentian’s excitement abruptly vanished as black lines filled his face. This undying freaky bastard. He came to pour cold water on him every single time.
“Do you believe that I can exterminate you with my little finger? Completely destroying your soul, leaving you with nothing but a corpse?” That mysterious figure spoke. He then continued, “You are still weak, law-attribute energy will only grow stronger along side with one’s cultivation base. But with your current level, no matter how high the quality of your law-attributes are, what’s the use?”
Qin Wentian gritted his teeth. It was true that his strength was insufficient now or he would definitely violently beat up this death-deserving mysterious figure!