Divine Throne of Primordial Blood - Book 4: Near Blood Chapter 193: Taking On Light Shaking
Danba chatted with Su Chen as they performed their research.
Su Chen pulled out a mid-tier Origin Crystal, extravagantly using it on a mouse as he replied, “That’s true in theory, but it’s not actually that simple. You know that the reason Ravagers have no way of cultivating Origin Energy isn’t because you can’t sense Origin Energy but because your bodies automatically convert Origin Energy into lifeforce, which in turn strengthens your physiques. The method I invented is attempting to suppress this innate conversion ability of yours so that Origin Energy can be stored in your bodies in its original form. This way, it can begin to gradually accumulate in your bodies.”
Danba didn’t understand. “So what does that mean, then?”
“This method actually comes at a cost of some physical strength. However, this decrease is very much worth it for the Ravagers. If we theorize that Ravagers have a hundred hypothetical units of strength, then by sacrificing twenty units or so they can obtain control of Origin Energy. This will allow them to control the elements and develop new combat styles. Even though the total amount of Origin Energy they possess is the same, the combination of Origin Energy and raw physical strength is much better than just having a powerful lifeforce.”
“I understand this principle.”
“However, the Origin Energy Temple relies on brute force to infuse the target with Origin Energy. The large quantity of Origin Energy entering the Ravager’s body overloads its conversion capacity, relying on this to forcibly create an Origin Sea in their body. This is a simple, barbaric, unreasonable way of doing things, and it actually adversely affects your lifespan.”
“So you want to decrease the impact on our lifespan?” Danba understood somewhat.
Su Chen nodded.
“How much does it save?”
“That depends on our research,” Su Chen said as he patted the little mouse. “Everything must be done methodically. The better the method we develop, the less of an effect it will have.”
“I don’t have too much time.”
“The same goes for me,” Su Chen chuckled. “Don’t worry, it won’t take too long.”
“I don’t know why, but I feel even more anxious when I hear you say that. I can’t help but feel like there’s something you’re keeping from me,” Danba said.
Su Chen shrugged. “You think too much. Smart people are always overly suspicious.”
“Is that so? Then can you tell me why you care so much about the Ravagers?” Danba asked. “Aren’t the Ravagers just a bunch of dogs you want to control in the future? Aren’t we just making a business exchange? You help give me strength, while I help give you knowledge. Since we have already achieved our goals, why do you care so much about extending our lifespan?”
Su Chen’s hand remained firmly pressed on the small mouse. He said, “I am just trying to fulfill my end of the bargain as much as I can.”
Danba continued, “Your end of the bargain was just to help me break through the limitations. As for what price I would need to pay, that isn’t something that you should be concerned about. If I were you, I wouldn’t go so far. Unless……”
“Unless I have ulterior motives for doing so?” Su Chen countered.
Danba nodded. “That’s what I was thinking.”
The light from the Origin Crystal shone on the small mouse, causing it to squeak loudly.
Su Chen sighed. “It really isn’t easy to pull the wool over your eyes.”
“So you do have something else up your sleeve.”
Su Chen didn’t say anything. A small mote of Origin Energy appeared on his hand and shone on the small mouse, drawing out the Origin Energy in the mouse’s body and causing it to transform and congeal outside of its body.
“This is……” Danba’s gaze shrank.
“As you can see…… A Lotus Platform,” Su Chen replied.
“You’re forming your Lotus Platforms?”
“I’m just trying to figure out the way to form Lotus Platforms, is all,” Su Chen said.
Danba stared at him fiercely.
So this guy was indeed up to something.
He wasn’t researching a way to preserve the lifespan of Ravagers using this technique at all. Instead, he was trying to research his Light Shaking Realm cultivation technique. No wonder he wasn’t willing to tell the truth; he was using Danba to accomplish his own matters.
Danba asked, “So there’s not really such a thing as a decrease in lifespan?”
Su Chen chuckled, “It does a little, but the effect is not really significant. As you said, I don’t really care, and even you might not care about the little effect it does have.
“You’re a right bastard, you know that?”
“I hope you don’t mind. This is very important to me.”
“Of course. How could developing a technique for reaching the Light Shaking Realm without a bloodline not be important?” Danba sighed. “If you can find the time to research it even now, it seems like you’re very close to succeeding, right?”
“The truth is, I’ve already succeeded,” Su Chen replied.
Danba was stunned.
What? Already succeeded?
Countless humans had dreamed about something like this and tried to achieve it for almost all of human history, but he had succeeded just like that?
Then, an idea surfaced in his mind, and he realized what was happening. “The Origin Energy Temple?”
Su Chen nodded.
Su Chen had been facing two main obstacles when trying to reach the Light Shaking Realm in the past. The first was the condensing of Origin Energy so that the liquid Origin Energy would solidify. The second was to use extreme external pressure to shape, engrave, and mold the Origin Energy to produce
After creating the Immaculate Cultivation Technique, Su Chen had managed to resolve the first problem, but he had never figured out how to resolve the second problem.
This external pressure needed to be extremely powerful – there needed to both be enough Origin Energy present, and that Origin Energy needed to obey Su Chen completely and be compatible with the Origin Energy in Su Chen’s body. There was no way that Su Chen could just find any old expert to try and top him off with Origin Energy.
However, when Su Chen saw the Origin Energy Temple’s method of infusing an individual with Origin Energy, everything became clear.
Wasn’t this a kind of external pressure that was the most suitable for charging into the Light Shaking Realm?
The Origin Energy Temple’s powerful, berserk surge of Origin Energy and the fact that no person was controlling the Origin Energy made it a perfect fit. Su Chen couldn’t resist trying to analyze how to practically implement this surge of Origin Energy.
Of course, the mouse and rooster wouldn’t form Lotus Platforms. Su Chen was just borrowing their bodies to get used to the cultivation method and make ample preparations.
Unexpectedly, Danba had managed to see through him before he had been able to accomplish it.
“So that’s how it is.” Danba seemed to suddenly be enlightened when he heard Su Chen’s explanation. “In other words, if you want to reach the Light Shaking Realm, you must use the Origin Energy Temple?”
“At the very least, that’s true for me. I cultivate the Immaculate Cultivation Technique, so my Origin Energy is many times more powerful than most of my contemporaries, so normal techniques won’t be able to do much for me. Only an enormously powerful infusion of Origin Energy like what the Origin Energy Temple has to offer will meet my needs.”
“So you haven’t managed to create a technique for reaching the Light Shaking Realm yet. After all, you cannot possibly get everyone to come to the Origin Energy Temple in order to reach the Light Shaking Realm.”
That was true. Even though Su Chen had found a way through, this method was not universally available to others. As such, it wouldn’t have any practical use for the human race.
Su Chen nodded. “But if I can reach the Light Shaking Realm, I might be able to resolve this problem .You should know that only once I reach the Light Shaking Realm will I be able to better understand how Lotus Platforms work. I will first get it to work for myself, then figure out how to get it to work for everyone. This might become one of the ways that I do things in the future.”
“That is not something that I care about.”
When he heard this, Su Chen laughed. “So it sounds like you’re willing to help me?”
“Do I have a choice?” Danba shot back.
“You help me get stronger, and I help you get stronger. That’s very fair.”
The two of them stared at each other for a moment before bursting into laughter.
Getting Su Chen into the Origin Energy Temple to undergo a baptism was much easier than trying to sneak him in – he assumed the disguise of a Ravager, and then Danba requested an appointment for him.
Three days later, Su Chen entered the Origin Energy Temple confidently under the guise of a Ravager.
As the large doors to the temple shut, Su Chen once again saw the familiar light beginning to gather above his head.
Su Chen sat in the pool, his palms to the sky as he began to embrace the ORigin Energy rushing at him.
The oncoming streams of Origin Energy penetrated his body like dragons made of wind.
If it were the Ravagers, they would begin to open their being to allow the Origin Energy in.
However, Su Chen did not. As the Origin Energy surged into his body, the Origin Energy in his body responded and pushed back against it.
The Origin Energy being blocked out by Su Chen began to accumulate, turning into a massive wave that began to fill the entire Origin Energy Temple, shimmering with light like that from fragments of stars.
Su Chen, however, ignored this and continued to release his own energy underneath this flood, beginning to condense and solidify it.
The large number of Origin Energy strands were like snaking lines drawn on paper. They seemed jumbled and incoherent at first, but upon closer inspection they actually seemed to contain the profundities of the universe. The strands continued to wiggle and dance, gradually forming a platform.
A faint image of a Lotus Platform was beginning to appear.
The Origin Energy Temple’s power acted like massive Origin Energy hammers under Su Chen’s guidance, constantly tempering and hammering Su Chen’s Lotus Platform. Slowly but surely, it was solidifying.
It would have been impossible for him to fully solidify his Origin Energy with just the power that he possessed. As such, he needed some kind of external pressure to temper and hammer his Lotus Platform together.
Su Chen was not idle during this hammering process.
Even though everyone’s Lotus Platforms were similar to some degree, there were some differences in the details.
There were many uses for Lotus Platforms. One of these was to solidify Origin Skills.
Put simply, some of the more complicated and unique Origin Skills could be directly branded onto the Lotus Platform, allowing them to be activated much more quickly. The more powerful an Origin Skill was, the more complicated it usually was, and the more restrictions there would be on its use. Lotus Platforms could help mitigate this issue immensely. The Origin Skills directly activated from the Lotus Platforms would be stronger, would expend less energy, and would be much easier to unleash.
These Origin Skills became known as Natural Origin Skills.
Because of this, choosing which Origin Skills to turn into Natural Origin Skills was incredibly important.
Su Chen had already chosen his Natural Origin Skill.
As his Lotus Platform was produced, unique lines representing the transportation of Origin Energy began to crawl up the platform, gradually forming an interwoven, profoundly complex inscription of some kind. Faint void fluctuations seemed to pulse from the inscriptions.
This was the Natural Origin Skill Su Chen had chosen.
There was no Origin Skill that could possibly compare to this one both in terms of complexity and combat practicality.