Chapter 122: Escape From this Place
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The Nameless Divine Art was formidable: it was apparent from the black essence force that it cultivated. Jiang Yi knew how dominant the black essence force was, and now that the chanting for the second rank had appeared, Jiang Yi was naturally in a frenzied joy.
After one hour, the pain in his mind had finally dissipated. Jiang Yi sat up and wiped his cold sweat, exhaling a long breath.
He closed his eyes and silently read out the chants. He didn’t bother about anything else, except comprehending the chants. He had a premonition that once he comprehended the chants, his strength would have an extreme and drastic transformation.
As he sank into a state of comprehension, it went on for three hours. When he opened his eyes, he had this look of disappointment. He had already comprehended the chants, but he felt like it didn’t increase his cultivation. It didn’t help increase the speed or power of the black essence force either. It seemed to be just a simple chant.
Regular chants like the Jiang Water Art had three ranks. When at the second rank, the cultivator’s speed would increase by two folds. The third rank would help to increase the power by two folds and the speed by two folds again.
“It doesn’t matter. Let me cultivate and try!”
Jiang Yi mumbled for a moment before deciding to try it out. He sat cross-legged and circulated the Nameless Divine Art to quickly cultivate the black essence force. Once he cultivated, he was even more disappointed because the speed of cultivating the black essence force was no different from his original speed. The black essence force that was produced was exactly the same too; there wasn’t any obvious change in power.
Something isn’t right!
Because Jiang Yi was distracted after he finished cultivating ten wisps of black essence forces, he didn’t stop. Before he realized it, he noticed that his number of black essence forces had become eleven wisps!
Eight, nine, ten, eleven! It really is eleven wisps! Did the second rank of the Nameless Divine Art increase the number limits of the black essence forces?
Jiang Yi’s mind shivered. He quickly continued to cultivate the black essence forces. One by one, the black essence forces began to flow out like a fountain in his dantian. Jiang Yi’s whole body was trembling!
The black essence force had a tyrannical power. With just a single wisp blending with the blue essence force, the firepower would increase by two to three folds. One could only imagine how powerful it would be if all the black essence force was released to launch an attack. Jiang Yi didn’t dare to imagine; he didn’t have that luxury of time now as he was cultivating like his life counted on it.
After cultivating for a period of time, the number of black essence forces was now at dozens of wisps. Jiang Yi stopped as he complained about the speed of cultivation. He consumed an Earth Essence Elixir and used his black essence force to enhance the elixir’s effect. It was after all the preparation did he begin to cultivate more black essence forces.
The cultivation speed was already five folds faster within the grand hall than it was on the outside. With the enhanced Earth Essence Elixir, Jiang Yi’s cultivation speed was just like flying. Soon enough, his volume of black essence force had reached several hundreds of wisps.
500 wisps, 700 wisps, 900 wisps, 1000 wisps!
With the number at 1000, Jiang Yi couldn’t produce anymore black essence force anymore. Jiang Yi stopped his cultivation, his eyes were filled with a burning passion and killing aura. He suddenly muttered, “Jiang Yiliu, you better pray that I do not get out. Or else, I will slaughter all the Iron Blood Guards that you brought along.”
With the number limit of the black essence force increased, it drastically boosted Jiang Yi’s confidence. A similar-class martial artist like him would require about 100 wisps of essence force with every attack. Jiang Yi might not have a lot of black essence force, but it was sufficient for him to release ten Exploding Essence Palms.
How powerful would his Exploding Essence Palm be if he was to release all of his black essence force? Jiang Yi didn’t know the exact details, but he knew it shouldn’t be a problem to kill a Purple Mansion Realm martial artist! Coupled with his Massacre Intent, he might truly be able to slaughter the few hundreds of men that Jiang Yiliu brought along!
But… could he exit this place?
“Sigh. Better think of a way to get out first. If not, I would still die here no matter how insane my strength has become!”
Jiang Yi shook his head, not thinking about the matters regarding his black essence force and locked his eyes on the red-colored pearl, instead. This red pearl was too mysterious; it was able to absorb the black essence force, and the red light that it released help Jiang Yi awaken the second rank of the Nameless Divine Art. It was now quietly lying on the ground while still glowing with red radiance. A faint dragon pattern was still moving around inside. The glow that it was showing now was about the same radiance as the rest of the treasures here.
But at this moment, Jiang Yi hesitated. After cultivating for several hours and accumulating 1000 wisps of black essence force; what if he was to grab the red pearl and all his black essence force was absorbed again?
“It doesn’t matter anymore!”
Jiang Yi clenched his teeth and grasped onto the red pearl. He got a relief when the red pearl didn’t absorb the black essence force in his body.
“What use does this pearl have?”
Jiang Yi held onto the pearl and looked at it repeatedly. He felt amazed when he saw that life-like dragon pattern swimming around in the pearl. He could feel an indescribable dominance from this pearl but didn’t know how to use it.
After mumbling to himself, he channeled a few wisps of black essence force onto his palm and wrapped the red-colored pearl. Since this pearl could absorb black essence force, then wrapping it in black essence force would definitely be of certain use.
When the black essence force wrapped around the red pearl, it glowed once again. Jiang Yi’s soul trembled. At this moment… he seemed to have been connected to the pearl with his flesh and blood. It was as though this pearl had become a part of his body.
“Such mystical powers! Was this pearl refined by me?”
Jiang Yi gasped. Legend once foretold that absolute artifacts had the ability to recognize its owner, forming telepathy with the owner. Jiang Yi didn’t know which artifact grade this pearl had, but since it was able to form a bond with him, it must at least of heaven-tier.
Jiang Yi used his thought to concentrate on the pearl, and he felt a sudden shift in his vision like he saw this blurry and bizarre space. It was a gigantic space of several hundred cubic feet. It was empty within, and there seemed to be shards of red rocks at the bottom?
Jiang Yi was startled. With the slightest change in concentration caused the vision in front of him to vanish. He looked around with a confused expression before he finally fixed his eyes on the pearl in his hand. Jiang Yi found it odd and began to mumble, “Is that a strange space within the pearl?”
He activated his thoughts again. Indeed, he saw that fiery red space again, and those dozens of red shards within.
“Is this a spatial divine item like the Ancient Divine Essence Ring?”
Jiang Yi recalled about the ring that both Mentor Zhao and Jiang Yiliu possessed. Qian Wanguan once mentioned that the Ancient Divine Essence Ring had this strange space that could store a huge amount of items. There was also this strange space within the pearl, too; but it was empty inside and only had some shards.
“I’ll give it a try!”
Jiang Yi locked his eyes onto the red pearl again; he entered within the strange space with his mind and locked onto one of the red shards.
The red pearl had a flash of glow before the red shard appeared in mid-air in front of Jiang Yi. The instant that the shard appeared, the entire small hall became abnormally hot. The air around the red shard began to distort and was seemingly about to burn up.
Jiang Yi felt incredibly hot all over his body and felt as though he was about to be immolated. He looked at the red rock with fear. Just as he was about to fall into despair, the pearl in his hand emitted a refreshing chilly intent, changing his body temperature back to normal.
The red shard dropped onto the ground, and something made Jiang Yi even more surprised—the rock suddenly caught fire and turned into a blazing fire. The flame turned green and swiftly burned a small hole in the ground!
Where was this?
This was the real Tomb of the Heaven Monarch! Jiang Yi might not know what material was the stone ground made of, but he knew that there was a strong restriction on all four walls and the ground of this place. He did experiment with it earlier by slamming on the ground with his full force. The ground didn’t even shake; hence, there was no need to mention it being crushed!
But right now, this red blazing rock actually caught on fire and easily scorched through the ground? Was that flame able to ignore the restrictions placed on the ground?
“Scorching through the ground?”
Jiang Yi suddenly shivered, and his eyes immediately turned into the bright stars. Since this red shard was able to scorch its way through the ground, didn’t it mean that… he could make a hole in the Tomb of the Heaven Monarch and escape from this place?