Painting Of The Nine Immortals Chapter 780The night was dark like ink and terrifyingly quiet.
Especially under the scenery of many broken limbs, the night appeared even more horrifying, as if the forest was hiding some kind of monster.
However, Ling Xian was acting quite normal and fearless.
What a joke. He had killed all the living people already, why would he be afraid of the dead ones?
"It seems like important things are recorded in here."
Looking at the green scroll in his hand, Ling Xian's eyes flashed with anticipation. Then, he rolled up his sleeves and immediately broke all the arrays set on the scroll.
He was an array grandmaster now with extremely profound knowledge of arrays. Though the arrays set on the scroll were no joke, they weren't enough to stop him.
Of course, it was easy for him to break them.
After lifting them, the scroll began to shine with a faint layer of light. Then, small gold characters emerged into midair and emitted mysterious energy. It was as if it was telling tales of the law of the world.
Instantly, Ling Xian eyes exploded with color and a happy smile appeared.
Because the jade scroll had recordings of the Shang Qing Technique!
"Very well. Now, all of my goals have been achieved." Ling Xian continued to smile and he couldn't look away from the small gold characters."
As if he had drunk the legendary brew, his entire being felt out of the world and felt like he had entered a state of indulgence.
Only after half an hour did he regain himself. Then, he couldn't help but exclaim loudly.
"It is no wonder that this is the highest level of inheritance from the Shang Qing Sect. It is profound and mysterious."
Ling Xian was a little surprised. But he also felt a little pitiful.
Because this scroll only recorded the first eight volumes of the Shang Qing Sect. There were four missing. However, this was enough to make him ecstatic.
Remember that this was the highest level of inheritance from the Shang Qing Sect. Though it was no legendary technique, it was still a treasure!
The inheritance contained all the laws of cultivation and the understanding of the universe. To any cultivator, it was a much desired and sought after object.
Ling Xian was no exception. Or else he wouldn't have worked so hard for contribution points. Originally, he thought there was no way for him to get the Shang Qing Technique. he didn't think at the end, his world would take a u-turn and light up again.
Therefore, what's there not to be happy about?
Though there were only the first eight volumes and it was not the complete set, it was enough. After all, the reason why he wanted this was to train his physique and make his foundations more sturdy.
Therefore, he only needed the first eight volumes. Any more would be rather useless.
"Time is precious, especially now. I am stuck in a place where I am highly likely to die. Any capability I can gain is good."
Ling Xian wiped off his smiled and consumed a Petal of Enlightenment. Then, he focused his energy onto those small characters.
Instantly, he fell into a state of enlightenment and began to study the Shang Qing Inheritance seriously.
This was not a real technique and it did not have any special element or property. However, for it to be the Shang Qing Sect's highest level of inheritance, it was nothing ordinary.
It contained three special abilities.
First, it cleanses the body by extracting the dirty and unwanted out of the physical body and making the foundation sturdier. Second, it can defend against the inner demon- an effect similar to the Incantation of a Calm Heart.
Third, it can heighten enlightenment and makes one's brain more clear. Legend has it that once the highest level of training is reached, it can materialize a heart of Taoism and enlighten one with all 3,000 different paths of cultivation!
Of course, this was merely a legend without solid proof. Even the ancestors of the Shang Qing Sect have never reached the highest level of enlightenment.
Therefore, regarding the heart of Taoism, Ling Xian didn't think much of it.
The reason behind why he wanted the Shang Qing Sect Inheritance was simple – he wanted to cleanse his physical body. Even though he has reached the undefeatable realm of all three levels with a solid foundation.
Despite all this, he knew very well that his physical body was not pure and he has many impurities inside his body. Though these impurities won't affect him too much right now, as he cultivates, they will stand in his way of becoming undefeatable.
Therefore, Ling Xian was seriously enlightening himself with the Shang Qing Technique in the hope of extracting out all the impurities in his body.
One has to admit that his enlightenment skills were very powerful. Under the support of the Petal of Enlightenment especially, his enlightenment skills were even more powerful!
This was how he only used three days to study all eight volumes of the Shang Qing Technique!
This speed was for sure shocking. If this news circulates, a countless number of people would be in awe. Especially those who have studied the Shang Qing Technique, they would be furious!
Many people wouldn't have even studied the preface, let alone training up to the eighth level!
Yet Ling Xian had done it. This enlightenment ability truly shocks everyone to their fingertip!
"Phew… I have finally reached the eighth level."
Ling Xian exhaled deeply. Then, he summoned the Shang Qing Technique and a wave of mysterious energy was created inside him.
Then, his body began to quiver and a layer of black substance appeared around his body.
Without a doubt, these were the impurities that have accumulated inside his body. They were either the leftover pieces of his spiritual energy or poison from the medicinal Dans he consumed. The bottom line was, none of these were good things.
Perhaps he won't be too affected in the short term. But in the future, these will for sure cause some trouble!
Currently, the impurities have been cleaned out. Not only did this indicate his capabilities will increase by a level, but it also meant that his future will be even more glorious. He will no longer worry about this dirt getting in the way of his cultivation.
"I feel relaxed. It's like my bones have regrown."
Ling Xian revealed a faint smile and he formed a hand seal to summon a water element technique to flush out the black impurities. Then, he changed into a clean set of clothes. His entire being turned clean and flawless.
Then, his two hands turned into fists as he felt the gushes of power boiling inside him.
Compared to before, his capabilities have without a doubt, increased. His physique had improved as well. After the cleanse, he was now the same as a real immortal – there was nothing unclean inside his body!
Other than the increase in his capabilities, his biggest gain is that he was now feeling the barrier the completion level and the original level.
This meant, he now has the right to try and push through to the original level!
Remember that this barrier isn't that easy to feel out normally. Many completion leveled cultivators who train for centuries cannot feel the barrier inside them. Yet he had only trained for a few decades and he already feels the barrier. How unbelievable was this?
If this news gets out, God knows how many people would be shocked!
As this barrier appeared, Ling Xian started seeing a ray of hope. The hope of him getting out of Yuezhou.
The original level was a bridge, a true bridge. Cultivators below the original level, fundamentally speaking, have a physical body that is not too different from common mortals.
Those of the original level is different. Once this level is reached, an Enlivener is formed that gives them a huge advantage.
The most common benefit is immortality. Of course, this isn't the traditional immortality – it more represents that after the physical body dies, the Enlivener wouldn't drop right away. As long as they are stored on some spiritual being, the soul remains alive.
Of course, if the enemy kills the Enlivener along with the cultivator, then naturally the cultivator would die with their physical body and turn to dust.
Using the cultivation leader who just died as an example, his Enlivener was destroyed by Ling Xian. This means he had died in the most traditional sense.
Other than forming the Enlivener, cultivation abilities also will increase greatly. Using Ling Xian, for example, his capabilities right now are equivalent to the beginning stage of the original level. If he breaks through to the original level, then his capabilities will increase by 10 fold!
Even if he doesn't borrow strength from the Battle Immortal Bone, he can still easily kill those from the intermediate stage of the original level. As for the powerhouses at the beginning stage of the original level – they would be no threat to him.
After all, he had reached the undefeatable realm of three different levels. Surpassing levels and beating others who are at higher levels are normally impossible to others. But to him, it was nothing out of the ordinary.
The undefeatable realm was no joke. It could be said that he had stepped onto an undefeatable path. As long as he walks to the end, he will for sure be able to conquer all levels of heaven and hell!
"Only if I breakthrough to the original level, will I be able to gain a chance of survival at this place."
Ling Xian was fully aware of how this is his last chance of survival. Therefore, he thought about how confident he was about reaching the original level.
If the cultivation journey is a road, then the original level is for sure the most difficult section to walk through. Using the most straight forward example, if one completion leveled cultivator is born out of one million, then one original leveled powerhouse is born out of one billion!
This alone proves just how difficult it is to break through to the original level!
No matter how heaven-defying Ling Xian is, there was no way for him to simply breakthrough just because he felt a barrier – unless he was truly a godsend child.
Therefore, under a normal circumstance, he needs to train hard for several more years before he possesses the right to breakthrough. That is also just him gaining the right to breakthrough.
Remember that breaking through to the original level will also trigger a god's trial. Only if he makes it through that will he succeed. The power of a god's trial doesn't need much explanation. 99 percent of completion leveled cultivators die during the trial!
Now that the entire Yuezhou was after him, it makes the whole thing even more difficult for him.
Plus, if he wants to break through, he needs to go into isolation and he cannot be disturbed at all. Therefore, if he wants to try, he must find a safe place.
Yet right now, the entire Yuezhou was after him. Where can he find an absolutely safe place?
"If I want to break through, I must find a safe spot. But an absolutely safe spot means I have to leave Yuezhou, which means I must breakthrough. I am in a dead cycle."
Ling Xian mumbled to himself. Then, a lightbulb went off in his head and he remembered an absolutely safe spot.
The Forest of Heavenly Trees.
That was a prohibited place of Yuezhou. Though it sounds like a holy place, the reality was that it was similar to the Forest of Poison – it was full of critical danger.
Legend has it that a long long time ago, an ancient holy tree grew there and it was a land of peace and happiness. However, for some unknown reason, the holy tree died and the entire forest rotted.
After that, the entire place became filled with deadly poison, making everyone in Yuezhou emotional and depressed. Even those of the fifth level do not dare to step inside even one step. It was known as a place that would always result in death.
However, to Ling Xian, that was the place that can save him. Don't forget, he possesses the Godly Fire and no poison can hurt him. Naturally, he wouldn't mind such a forest.
Therefore, he decided to go there and cultivate until he became an original leveled cultivator!