Painting Of The Nine Immortals Chapter 782Currently, the Sun was descending down west, shedding down faint red light that blanketed Ling Xian, who was dyed in blood and looked demonic.
His face was pale white as he stood tall with his sword in hand. His killer's intent transformed into a roll of steam that went up straight through the cloud, like the god of slaughter, sending shudders down everyone's spine.
Three months, 100,000 miles, he has killed hundreds of completion leveled cultivators and five original leveled powerhouses.
This record was incomparably dominating and glorious!
Remember that Ling Xian was not yet an original leveled cultivator. Despite this, he still achieved such a heaven-defying record. Once he breaks through to the original level, how powerful will he become?
"Ehem, ehem, I have finally arrived at the Forest of Heavenly Trees."
Ling Xian puked out two mouthfuls of blood. His face was somewhat pale.
After all, he was fighting solo and he was not a god who was indestructible. To have killed hundreds of completion leveled cultivators and five original leveled cultivators was already so heaven-defying. How could he not be hurt at all?
However, his physical properties were very strong and his ancient blood has awakened. These injuries were not much to him.
Then, he shifted his gaze forward. Therefore, ancient and charred trees stood and black mist circled the air. There were no people in sight within a hundreds and thousands of miles radius and it was filled with the scent of death.
This was the Forest of Heavenly Trees, a place where cultivators from Yuezhou were all terrified of. Hidden here were aggressive poisons. Even those of the fifth level wouldn't dare to enter, let alone normal cultivators.
However, to Ling Xian, this was not a deadly place. It was the place that will save his life!
This was why people describe him as a man who doesn't take the normal path. To others, this was a death trap, but to him, this was his last ray of hope.
What could others do? He possessed the Flame of Purity after all.
"Three months, 100,000 miles. I am finally here."
Looking at the ancient forest covered in black mist, Ling Xian sighed in relief, knowing that he was now temporarily safe.
At the very least, he will not be bothered until he breaks through.
"As long as I can break through to the original level, my capabilities will take a huge leap. When that happens, my chances of leaving Yuezhou will increase greatly."
Ling Xian's expression was steady. It wasn't that he never thought of leaving Yuezhou straight away, it was that the entire continent was after him, where will he get the chance?
Though his existence was like a God in the mortal world where he was basically undefeatable, when compared to all of Yuezhou's forces, he remained relatively small.
Therefore, he had to breakthrough first before he can make his escape.
"Let's go. Time is precious."
Ling Xian mumbled to himself and in a flash, entered the poisonous forest. As he entered, the Flame of Purity tightly wrapped around him.
Instantly, the black mist inside the Forest of Heavenly Trees retreated like a mouse that just caught sight of a cat. It has met its enemy.
Then, Ling Xian straight away went to the center of the Forest of Heavenly Trees – the most poisonous place inside the forest.
Though normal people cannot enter this place and that even those of the fifth level cannot enter and leave unharmed – to make sure he would not be bothered, he had to come to the most poisonous place.
"So this is the legendary heavenly tree that was godsend?"
Looking at the giant rotten tree before him, Ling Xian squinted his eyes. He felt a powerful wave of death around it as if everything had entered into the state of death.
Luckily, he possessed the Flame of Purity. Or else he for sure would die here.
"Time is precious. Let me go into isolation now."
Leaping upwards, Ling Xian landed on this ancient tree branch. Then, he used his Flame of Purity to digest the poison as he summoned his clone.
The original level isn't that easy to breakthrough. So he had enveloped all his hope onto cultivating the clone.
This technique was very mysterious and magical. Normally speaking, a cultivator's clone is just décor. In terms of offensive and defensive abilities, they lack very far behind the original. However, this clone was different because it can keep on improving and growing until it reaches the same level as the original.
This alone was enough to prove the mysteriousness of the Technique of Physical Refinement.
Other than that, the other effect of this technique was that once this clone reaches the same level of cultivation as the original, the clone can merge with the original cultivator and achieve the one plus one equals two equation.
In other words, a breakthrough.
Using Ling Xian, for example, if he allows the clone to merge with his original self, he might be able to break through to the original level.
This was why he wanted to try and breakthrough. Or else he wasn't sure he could breakthrough to the original level.
"I am lucky that I have acquired such a technique. Or else there is no way I can reach the original level."
Ling Xian faintly smiled, his eyes flashed with some anticipation.
Though his success rate might not be 100%, he was 50% certain, which was enough for him to want to try. Of course, the prerequisite was that he has to train his clone to be at the peak of the completion level.
To him, this was without a doubt, as easy as ever.
"The clone has to be at the undefeatable realm of the completion level before breaking through." Ling Xian mumbled. He first used the Flame of Purity to circle the two bodies in order to fend against the forest's poison.
Then, he injected his soul into the clone and sought after the spiritual energy from heaven and earth.
This process took three whole days. The moment his clone reached the undefeatable realm of the completion level, he immediately went on to using the Technique of Physical Refinement.
Instantly, an unbelievable scene happened.
This clone began to deconstruct and melt away until it turned into drizzles of light like the constellation in the sky. Next, these dots of light entered his original self along with his soul.
At once, a wave of energy was created inside his body and filled up his meridians and veins right away.
This made Ling Xian's face turn pale white. He felt like this wave of energy was far too powerful and his meridians could not handle it and would soon explode.
Luckily, his physical body was not ordinary and since he had refined it so many times, this was something he can try to deal with.
Therefore, he forcefully used his Qi to stop the wave of force.
"Not bad. With this energy, I should be able to break through to the original level." The corner of Ling Xian's lips curled up. His eyes were full of high hope.
Then, he formed a hand seal and moved that force inside his body to strike the barrier between the completion and the original level.
Like an exploding volcano or a thousand men army, Ling Xian's body couldn't stop shaking and his face turned pale white.
A mouthful of fresh blood splattered out of him.
However, he knew very well that this was just the first hardship he was about to face. If he couldn't endure it, then why should he even try to cultivate and improve?
He might as well get killed by those animal-like enemies right away.
Therefore, he gritted his teeth and struck the barrier again and again.
Pity though, the original level was far too difficult to break through to. No matter how much he struck it, it remained unmoved.
However, Ling Xian was not discouraged. He knew that this was going to be a long process and being impatient wouldn't do.
Thus, he remained calm and collected. Enduring the pain, he continued to hit the barrier again and again.
As long as he can breakthrough, he will be able to transform into a butterfly and gain a new body. from there, he will truly walk on the path of a powerhouse.
Just as he was focused on breaking through, the news of him hiding inside the Forest of Heavenly Trees circulated throughout Yuezhou.
Instantly, millions of gushes of current began to rush over and a rainstorm brewed!