Birth of the D.S. - Chapter 910: 910. Itch
Thirty-seven eventually went away and left Noah alone in that area of the separate dimension.
The automaton had many things to handle in the Hive, especially with the new wave of promising cultivators from the Odrea nation. Also, his job was over there.
Thirty-seven would make a list of inscription methods that could compress the dark sphere, but Noah had to do all the work since it was a matter that concerned his individuality. It would be even better if he did everything on his own for the same reason.
Noah spent weeks meditating in front of his dark star. He would train and meditate as usual while thinking of a way to turn that power into something that he could utilize in battle.
Of course, his thoughts didn’t focus only on his battle prowess, but Noah’s priority had always been his power. He had to find an answer to that question before he pondered about other applications.
He would even spend time analyzing the lump of higher energy that he had seized during his first successful experiment.
The higher energy gave him insights on the laws of creation whenever he interacted with it, but it seemed that those enlightenments consumed part of it, and the insights weren’t endless either.
Noah consumed the first piece of higher energy to understand more about its nature and seized more of them from the dark star in front of him to deepen his understanding of the laws of creation.
Restoring the massive sphere to its original power wasn’t a problem since Noah could pour more darkness inside the cubical formation. He didn’t even need to cast the Black Hole spell again since the gravitational pull made the star self-sufficient already.
Yet, his mind soon became used to those insights, and the higher energy stopped deepening his understanding of the laws that ruled it. He had experienced all the enlightenments that it could offer.
Noah began to experiment with the higher energy at that point. He would test it with his spells, eat it, and even using it as a material in his inscription methods.
Eating that dense and dark gas didn’t give him much. Noah understood more about its structure before turning it into the primary energy that his body needed.
The experiments with the spells and the inscription methods though produced peculiar results.
The spells fueled by the higher energy wouldn’t work at all, but Noah expected something like that to happen.
Noah had made his higher energy by creating an environment where his darkness would evolve naturally. He didn’t have any specific feature in mind when he made it. He used the only method that worked.
Meanwhile, spells generally needed “Breath” to work. Adapting his abilities to his darkness had been a challenge already, and most of them had changed drastically too.
When pushed to a higher form, his darkness lost most of its destructive features and became something dense that wasn’t suitable for his spells.
His higher energy was different from June’s dark sparks and King Elbas’ fuel.
June had to replace the “Breath” with the dark sparks in her Perfect Circuit. Her higher energy was a pure source of power that stood far above her previous lightning.
King Elbas’ higher energy, instead, was connected to his bloodline. He could gain access to it only when he consumed something that expressed the power of his family.
Of course, Noah didn’t know all the details concerning King Elbas’ power, but he could guess something since he had seen the differences between his and June’s higher energies.
It seemed that the rare elements were as peculiar as the Patriarch of the Elbas family had described them. The fact that they didn’t have a fixed procedure led to different results that might even not meet the needs of a cultivator.
Noah had considered the possibility of going back to the endless trial and error phase when he saw that his creation didn’t work with his spells. Still, he held back his final consideration when he saw what his higher energy produced when paired with his inscription methods.
‘This can’t be right,’ Noah thought as he stared at a spiked sphere in his hands.
When testing his inscription methods, Noah would often create Instabilities since he could easily spot the differences with his previous products.
The Instability in his grasp was black and had a series of saber-shaped runes on its surface that worked as spikes.
It appeared as identical to all the other disposable weapons that he had made in the past. The only peculiar and astonishing aspect of that sphere was that it radiated the aura of a rank 5 inscribed item in the middle tier.
Noah knew that his mastery in the creation of those weapons had probably reached the point where he could produce items on that level. The only problem was that he was still in the gaseous stage, which made it hard for him to manipulate more powerful materials.
Nevertheless, when it came to the Instability in his hands, Noah had only used the skin of a magical beast at the bottom of the fifth rank!
Also, the higher energy was far denser than his darkness. Noah had been able to put only a minute part of it in his sea of consciousness to complete the procedure required by the Elemental Forging method.
‘I wasn’t even sure if it could have reached the middle of the lower tier,’ Noah thought as disbelief still lingered in his mind.
Noah had created a rank 5 inscribed item in the middle tier with only one basic material and a minute part of his higher energy.
That achievement was incredible, and it was connected to his latest creation. The fact that he could drastically improve the power of his final products just by adding his higher energy to his inscription methods wasn’t something that he could ignore.
Noah repeated the forging multiple times to be sure that his miracle wasn’t only a fluke caused by his recent enlightenments in the laws of creation. Still, the results were identical to his first Instability. He would create powerful items with materials on a far lower level.
‘It might be the perfect tool for my creation,’ Noah thought as he stared at the seven spiked spheres in front of him. ‘The Elemental Forging method isn’t even tuned for this type of energy. Just like my abilities with my hybrid status, my higher energy might not suit humans’ inscription methods.’
Countless thoughts rose and fell apart while Noah pondered about the issue.
He had been initially disappointed that he couldn’t imitate King Elbas and June in their usage of their higher energy. Yet, now he felt his hands itching to create more.