Chapter 203: Group Training (2)
“White Lotus…… Four-Leaf Cherry Blossom…… Merbromin……”
Su Chen’s voice was calm and stable as he sat within the room. He was holding a vial of medicine, his hands completely motionless. Le Feng had become his new assistant as he constantly added different kinds of herbal medicines according to Su Chen’s directions.
Very quickly, a vial of medicine was successfully concocted.
Su Chen handed the vial of medicine over to Le Feng.
“One drop per person. You absolutely cannot give them any more. Understand?” Su Chen repeatedly explained, “If you give them too much, the Origin Energy in their body will explode, and they’ll die if they aren’t careful.”
“Yes, sir!” Le Feng sucked in a mouthful of cold air as he stared at the medicine in Su Chen’s hands.
A top-tier Origin Energy Medicine!
A top-tier Origin Energy Medicine was something that only the richest clans could manage to obtain and use.
The Origin Energy contained within was so powerful and rich that lower-tier Origin Energy Scholars basically couldn't use it at all. If they were to gulp it down all at once, the outcome would exactly as Su Chen had described — their bodies would explode from the energy overload.
Even Light Shaking Realm cultivators couldn't really use top-tier Origin Energy Medicine properly. One had to at least be at the Spirit Burning Realm to do so.
But Su Chen had just managed to refine it here and now, and was handing it out for everyone to use.
This was too luxurious!
There was nothing Su Chen could do about it, however. He didn't have any lower-tier resources on him.
Su Chen had harvested countless resources during his expedition through Ravager territory. In order to maximize his profits, he had chosen to harvest only the most valuable and rarest resources. When you combined that with what the Heavenly Might Battalion had given him and the resources he had pilfered from the Demonic Emperor's storehouses, everything in his Origin Ring was extremely valuable, and he had more mid- and high-tiered resources than inferior ones. The low-tier resources he did have were being used to refine specific medicines that he needed.
The end result was that Su Chen could only concoct top-tier medicines. At this point, he was a Master Alchemist, which meant that he could concoct any top-tier medicines that was available on the market, with the exception of some rare legendary-tier medicines.
Essentially, these soldiers were being forcefully pulled along by hanging onto his coattails, directly starting their training by ingesting some top-tier Origin Energy Medicine.
Unfortunately, even with such a powerful medicine in front of them, no one had the ability to completely handle the potent medicinal effects, so this tube of top-tier Origin Energy Medicine could only be used on the whole group of soldiers.
Su Chen could make dozens of these medicines a day, but because the group's conversion ability couldn't keep up, he could only sigh and shake his head. The soldiers felt incredibly stifled and could only vent their frustrations by cultivating bitterly, gradually increasing their ability to process the Origin Energy.
With Su Chen's extremely generous support, the strength of these seventy-three soldiers was increasing by leaps and bounds.
Jiang Liu was the first Qi Drawing Realm cultivator to enter the Blood Boiling Realm, but he was still just a Blood Boiling Realm cultivator. With him as an example, seven more people broke into the Blood Boiling Realm on the second day, and ten or so did the same on the third day. Shockingly, not a single one failed.
Not only did Su Chen's Immaculate Cultivation Technique increase the rate of their cultivation, but it also intensified the effects. The soldiers were able to better control Origin Energy, and the energy that they obtained from cultivating was pure, far purer than that of a bloodline’s. This all made breaking into a higher realm much easier, and the strength they possessed after breaking through was also much greater.
Su Chen’s medicine would only serve to further accelerate their cultivation process. Even the soldiers at the early initial layers of cultivation very quickly reached the peak of their cultivation realm after two months and successfully broke into a higher realm.
In other words, theoretically everyone had gone up by an entire realm in terms of strength in but a period of two months.
That kind of increase was just crazy.
Even the three Yang Opening Realm cultivators weren’t exceptions.
Though Le Feng and the others were at the early layers of the Yang Opening Realm and were quite a ways away from reaching the Light Shaking Realm, Su Chen’s medicines made all of that irrelevant.
To Su Chen, the only thing restricting the rate at which they got stronger was their conversion ability. If all seventy-three of them were at the early stages of the Yang Opening Realm, it might have been difficult to bring them to the peak, but since there were only three of them, it was a piece of cake.
My production volume is many times higher than your consumption rate at this point.
As such, the three Yang Opening Realm cultivators didn’t drag behind at all and managed to successfully reach the peak of their cultivation realm.
The only thing holding them back was a technique for reaching the Light Shaking Realm without a bloodline.
Yet Su Chen had that as well.
Even though the technique was not completed yet, and he himself had only been able to accomplish it with the help of the Origin Energy Temple, his experience had still given Su Chen some food for thought.
Since he wasn’t able to find a way to allow a person to break through into the Light Shaking Realm on their own, but applying external pressure seemed to work, then why not find someone else to help them break through?
Use a cultivator to replace the original function of the Origin Energy Temple!
This was the idea that Su Chen had come up with.
This thought process was incredibly simple. Find an Origin Qi Scholar strong enough and then use a similar method to help the target break through.
The vast amount of Origin Energy the Origin Energy Temple could output meant that only a Spirit Burning Realm cultivator or higher could substitute.
However, Su Chen didn’t seem to think that it was a problem. He himself was already a peak existence amongst most Light Shaking Realm cultivators. Even though he was a bit weaker than a Spirit Burning Realm cultivator, he wasn’t too far off from that level. The powerful medicines he had on hand were more than enough to make up for the difference.
And if he couldn’t do it, there were still others around who could help.
Anyone who had cultivated the Immaculate Cultivation Technique would have a certain level of compatibility with anyone else who cultivated the same technique.
Naturally, Su Chen also used the principles behind the Origin Energy Temple’s Origin Formations to link everyone together and further increase the compatibility between them. In the end, Le Feng and the other three were finally able to break into the Light Shaking Realm.
After bringing Le Feng and the others up to that level, Su Chen had basically successfully created two different methods of breaking into the Light Shaking Realm without a bloodline.
One was to have the support of a Spirit Burning Realm cultivator, while the other was to use the even more powerful Origin Energy Temple’s Origin Formations.
Even though both of these methods had their own limitations, they were quite acceptable temporary substitutes.
Under these circumstances, the strength of the seventy-three soldiers surged wildly.
By the twentieth day of the second month, most of them had already completed their cultivation improvements. There were even a few people who had managed to take yet another step after ascending. For those who were originally in the preliminary layers of their cultivation realm, they would only reach the middle layer of the next realm. But for those who were already at the peak, that meant that they would be able to ascend yet another realm.
Jiang Liu was one of these lucky ones that ascended twice.
Fifty days ago, he had been a mere Qi Drawing Realm cultivator, but it had only taken him three days to reach the Blood Boiling Realm. With the powerful support of the medicine, his strength had rapidly increased. In forty days, he had managed to do something that would normally take most people decades to do — he had successfully reached the Yang Opening Realm.
Even though this rapid rise made his cultivation base a bit unstable, he could go back and fill in the gaps later. At this moment, increasing his strength was the most pressing matter.
Su Chen chuckled as he patted Jiang Liu on the shoulder, then handed him a sword. “This is for you.”
“But Commander, I already have a weapon,” Jiang Liu said with some surprise.
“This one is a bit different,” Su Chen laughed. “Try it out.”
Jiang Liu grasped the sword with some curiosity. He immediately sensed that there seemed to be some intangible connection between him and this sword.
He swung the sword three times through the air. It felt extremely comfortable in his grip, as if he had wielded it for many years. The sword was also incredibly satisfying to use.
“Hm? This sword…… There seems to be a strand of will…… connecting me to it,” Jiang Liu yelled. He had already managed to sense the strangeness of the sword.
“The sword has a will?” Everyone began to guffaw.
“What kind of joke is that?”
“That’s right. What kind of weapon has a will?”
Jiang Liu grew agitated. “Really! I can sense that it has a will. It seems to…… seems to…… want to fly?”
Jiang Liu began to yell.
The guffaws and howls of laughter only grew louder.
Su Chen said, “Since it wants to fly, then why not let it fly?”
Jiang Liu released his grip. The sword in his hands actually shot into the air, circling around a few times as it began to unleash a streak of sword light.
“This…… what’s going on?”
Everyone observing it was dumbfounded.
Jiang Liu yelled with excitement, “It’s flying! It’s flying! I can sense that it will listen to me. Watch! Fly over there!”
Jiang Liu pointed at someplace in the sky. The sword flew through the air in the direction that Jiang Liu had pointed at, unleashing a streak of sword light from its tip. The sword light slammed into a boulder and shattered it.
The onlookers began to discuss amongst themselves animatedly.
Su Chen said, “Do you want to make things even more exciting?”
Jiang Liu was taken aback. “What else is there?”
“Can you not sense it?” Su Chen gestured towards the sword with his chin.
Jiang Liu was stunned. He could sense a thought that seemed to be coming from that sword, and it immediately struck him dumbfounded, which was quite amusing to look at.
He shook his head repeatedly. “That’s impossible.”
“How will you know that it’s impossible if you don’t try it?” Su Chen said.
“What is it?”
“What is it?”
Everyone couldn’t resist asking.
Jiang Liu stared at the sword and self-consciously muttered, “Fly…… It wants me to fly on it.”
The sword turned around and shot back towards the ground.
It deftly navigated through the gaps in the crowd and easily slid under Jiang Liu’s feet.
An instant later, the sword shot forwards, carrying Jiang Liu shrieking with it into the sky.
He stood on the sword, wobbling back and forth as he yelled, “Heavens, heavens! I’m really flying! I’m flying on a sword!”
Su Chen picked at his ear. “Quiet down a bit. I already told you that there are Ravagers below the mountain watching.”
Everyone was completely dumbfounded.
The sword flew around the mountain with Jiang Liu on it. At first, he was wobbling back and forth, but he quickly got used to it. After all, he was now a Yang Opening Realm cultivator. Even though the windchill he was experiencing was hard to get used to, standing stably on the sword wasn’t a problem at all.
After getting over his initial fear, Jiang Liu’s heart began to stabilize. Replacing it now was an irrepressible excitement.
“This is too addicting!”
Jiang Liu howled with laughter, and the people below stared at him enviously.
Very quickly, however, the sword began to slow down. Obviously, it was beginning to run out of energy.
Jiang Liu could sense the issue with the sword. He called out, “Commander, the sword doesn’t have enough Origin Energy to fly anymore.”
Su Chen said lazily, “You can’t rely on just the sword to fly you everywhere. It might be out of energy, but don’t you have plenty left?”
Jiang Liu understood. Origin Energy flowed from his feet into the sword, causing it to suddenly accelerate. Not only that, but once the sword accepted Jiang Liu’s Origin Energy, it also received his will. It danced nimbly through the air like an extension of his arm.
Jiang Liu said with excitement, “So that’s how you use it. You need to supplement it with Origin Energy.”
Su Chen replied, “That’s how it should have been in the first place. Did you think that this was a Cloud-Piercing Shuttle? This is a Soul Armament, a weapon that possesses a consciousness and will. You can use it to improve your combat prowess, as it will be much more responsive to your control. Flying on the sword is just one way of using these armaments; their real use is to attack from afar. Like so.”
Su Chen gestured. A Soul Armament flew forth, unleashing a furious onslaught of sword Qi off in the distance. A section of the forest fell to the ground. Compared to how they had fought previously, this method was much more advanced.
A single one of these Soul Armaments would greatly increase the user’s combat ability, and everyone who saw the demonstration went green with envy.
However, because they were all soldiers, they didn’t dare open their mouths despite how much they wanted it.
Su Chen glanced at them and asked, “What? You guys don’t like it?”
Everyone said simultaneously, “We like it!”
Su Chen said, “Then why aren’t you asking me for one?”
Everyone was stunned. “Can we?”
Su Chen replied, “Of course. Every one of you will receive one.”
They were all stunned.
It was the sound of something heavy slamming into the ground.
Jiang Liu had lost control of his Origin Energy and smacked into the ground head first.