Supreme Emperor of Swords Chapter 524
Chapter 524 Red Moon Rising Up
Ji Yingqi’s mental state became much better than before.
The little girl seemed to have forgotten the previous tragedy, and smiles gradually appeared on her face. She began to talk to Ding Hao, and she would take the initiative to ask a lot about the Northern Region. Ding Hao knew that she was not heartless, but she was trying to live well, just like she had promised in front of Ji Yingnan’s tomb. Only by living happily could his seemingly cold brother really rest in peace.
With these intentional or unintentional dialogues, Ding Hao increasingly felt that this girl was not simple.
She was extraordinarily smart. With a little bit of insight, she could infer other things from one fact. In terms of something about martial arts cultivation, she would make a lot of speculations and suppositions, which shocked Ding Hao.
If not for him being sure that Ji Yingqi had never practiced martial arts, Ding Hao would really think that she was pretending to be ignorant.
It was really hard to believe that an inexperienced little girl who had only read books and had no cultivation experience had reached the realm of Grand Master in terms of many martial arts theories.
She obviously had an incredible ability to make a prediction, and acute perception of the essence of a complicated object after analysis.
If such a person practiced martial arts, they would definitely be a terrific genius.
“I won’t practice martial arts.” After hearing Ding Hao’s evaluation of herself, Ji Yingqi calmly shook her head and said, “In my life, I will not practice martial arts nor elixir refining.”
“Why not?” Ding Hao asked with a little curiosity.
Ji Yingqi shook her head and said nothing.
After a long while, the girl said softly, “It’s just that I don’t want to. I don’t know why… I will revive the Ji family of Jade Province in my own way. I will prove that in this world where strong people govern, even if I don’t understand martial arts, I can change everything with my brain.”
Ding Hao was stunned and did not say anything.
“Could there really be such a person? Without practicing martial arts, could one keep a foothold in this cold and cruel world?”
Ding Hao was not sure.
“But if Ji Yingqi wants to give it a try, I look forward to that.”
With Ji Yingqi’s perfect sense of direction, Ding Hao was no longer worried about getting lost. Although in the world composed entirely of broken swords and sabers, one was very likely to get lost, Ji Yingqi saved the group the embarrassment of going in circles.
Ding Hao’s assumption was verified.
Along the way, there were some weapons with fighting spiritual Qi, which had been embodied in the remains of numerous broken sabers and swords, that immediately attacked Ding Hao and the others after sensing living beings. They acted like angry beasts being awakened from sleep.
Various red streaks of radiance cut through the void, bringing with them a terrifying aura.
Ding Hao patiently sealed and preserved these weapons with fighting spiritual Qi. He stored them in a space bag on the belly of Evil Moon. This space bag was a type of space container that Ding Hao made when he tried to figure out the casting technique. It was made from the fur and bones of various Surviving Species of the Untainted Land killed by Ding Hao in the Sage Battlefield. It was the largest container that was cast by Ding Hao so far, and it had room for more than 100 acres.
Along the way, Ding Hao collected all kinds of magic materials, precious herbs, and other rare things, and put them in the space bag.
Evil Moon was also very happy to be a cat housekeeper.
“Meow. I am in charge of keeping all the treasures. Haha…” it said and patted the small white space bag on its belly. The heavy bag made it very satisfied. Grabbing with its furry little claws, it could get all sorts of treasures.
Ding Hao was also very content.
He thought, “If it goes on like this, this cat will become the Doraemon in an alien world.
“It seems necessary to cultivate it into a Doraemon.”
On the first day of his journey in the world full of broken swords and sabers, Ding Hao sealed a total of 108 weapons with fighting spiritual Qi. Although their qualities were not the same, the impact released by a dozen of these most powerful weapons was equivalent to the full attack of a Martial King Realm expert at his peak. The power of the weakest one was equivalent to an Inborn Martial Grandmaster Realm expert.
Perhaps this kind of power was not threatening in the Sage Battlefield. But if he left the battlefield and returned to Snow Province in the Northern Region, these disposable consumables would be absolutely terrifying for others. Even the experienced superiors like Qi Qingshan and Lu Xiongfei in Snow Province would have to handle such an attack carefully. Otherwise, they might die.
It was a pity that these weapons with fighting spiritual Qi had been damaged so badly in a long period of time. After all, they were just consumables.
At night, a red moon rose in the sky.
Just at that time, something strange happened
When the light as red as blood landed on the space bag, many dim broken swords and sabers began to glitter with glimmers of red radiance, as though they had lives and absorbed the red light from the red moon into their damaged bodies. Slowly, the light flowed and circulated along the blurry ancient runes on the blades.
Ding Hao observed very carefully.
He found that most of the broken weapons could not completely absorb the essence from the red moon. They seemed to take in this kind of energy instinctively. It was a pity that, because they were too damaged, the crimson energy circulated in the inscription groove and returned to the air. However, a few weapons with slightly higher quality could absorb the red light into the blades bit by bit!
Every time the weapons absorbed a little of this kind of red moonlight essence, their quality would improve, and the rust on their blades would fade a little.
“They… they are actually actively refining themselves?!” Ding Hao was shocked. He felt that everything in this world was very weird. The weapons sleeping during the day seemed to have souls during the night.
However, the recovering speed was too slow.
So slow that over tens of millions of years, most of these damaged weapons could not completely restore their former shape. They were badly damaged. It was hard to imagine what kind of battle they had gone through that made these previously precious weapons broken to such a degree.
Ding Hao’s attention was quickly drawn to the essence of the red moon.
The light, which could repair these broken weapons, really contained unimaginable pure Metal power. Ding Hao had guessed that this was a world of Metal property, and he was right. The existence of a large number of broken weapons had caused the air to contain the rich Metal element, and this kind of red moon light made the Metal Qi more intense at night.
“The power of this pure metal element can increase the quality of weapons and armor…” Ding Hao thought.
Ding Hao took out six giant weapons, placed them beside him, and took out the rusted sword.
His speculation turned out to be right, and something changed.
When the crimson light shone on the Moon-Cutting Sabre, Tian Que, and the other giant weapons, their blades gave off a buzzing sound. The strange innate inscriptions on the blades also changed. Wisps of the essence the crimson light madly gathered toward the blade.
The strange inscriptions flickered, and its original white flame turned crimson.
It was like flowing blood seeping into the blade.
However, the rusted sword seemed to have no reaction at all. It remained still under the moonlight.
The crimson essence of light flowed and formed a cloud of whirlwind circling around the rusted sword, as if it was blocked by the rust on the sword. It tried to seep into the sword but failed. This was like a sentimental gentleman going after a graceful lady. However, the reserved and noble rusted sword seemed to not care about this crimson light at all.
Ding Hao observed for a while and no longer paid attention to it.
He laid out the inscription formation in the same place and put up a tent. Ji Yingqi and the two pets went into the tent to rest, while Ding Hao began to race against time to cultivate.
The crimson light of the red moon between heaven and earth seemed to be drawn by an invisible force and converged toward Ding Hao. Ding Hao took off his clothes and wore pants only. The crimson light penetrated thousands of his pores, seeped into his flesh and blood vessels, and then went deep into his bones.
Layers of crimson flames glittered on Ding Hao’s body.
As time went by, Ding Hao’s blood capillary and meridian channel began to flicker red. When he ran his magic skills, his body was as crystal as jade, and his muscles and bones were like transparent jade. The impurities in his body had almost all been expelled. In contrast, red lines could be easily seen. The dense lines spread throughout Ding Hao’s body and eventually covered up his whole body.
This was the terrifying power of the Invincible Fighting Method.
After entering the fourth level of Mind Essential, Ding Hao could directly absorb energy from the external world to temper his physical body, unlike ordinary warriors, who could only rely on breathing and the circulation of Qi in their body to absorb the energy from the external world. Therefore, his cultivation speed was many times faster than that of ordinary warriors.
For the entire night, Ding Hao was absorbing the energy of the red moon.
It was not until the next morning when the red moon in the sky disappeared that Ding Hao ended his cultivation.
After cultivating for an entire night, he had already absorbed a large amount of the pure Metal essence and stored it within his body.
As there was a limit to the time spent in this world, the only thing he could do was make use of the limited time to absorb the power of the Metal essence instead of taking time to assimilate it.
However, in the future, after leaving the Sage Battlefield, there would be a lot of time to slowly transform the energy and assimilate it into his body. With the energy of the Yin-Yang Jade in Stone stored in his body, Ding Hao could roughly estimate that if he absorbed all the energy, his physical strength would go further, which would match that of a three-apertured Martial Emperor Realm expert.