The Nine Cauldrons

Book 4 Chapter 19 Breaking through the Innate Realm

The instant Teng Qingshan jumped down, he averted himself, causing his body to position facing up!
The two boulders were thrown towards him in succession.

“This Golden Eyed Monkey King only has brute strength. The way it threw the concealed weapons was completely unskillful! With such powerful strength, it’s a shame only some of it was used on the rock.” If Teng Qingshan was on flat land, he could dodge the rocks easily, but since he could not borrow any energy in midair, he could only force himself to fight.

Teng Qingshan’s eyes became sharp and he thrusted the Reincarnation Spear in his hand rapidly——

“Bang!” “Bang!”

The two rocks split apart, but the force carried by them caused Teng Qingshan to fall at an even faster pace.

“Not good!” Teng Qingshan forcefully turned and stared at northern mountain wall. Unfortunately, the mountain wall was four to five Zhang away from him, and Teng Qingshan couldn’t touch it.


The fierce wind roared as Teng Qingshan fell at an extremely rapid speed.

Teng Qingshan also began to worry, “The mountain wall of this Steel Arms Monkey Mountain must have protruding areas……if I continue to fall with nothing to offset the force, after falling seven hundred to eight hundred meters, I would hit one of the protruding areas. Even if I survived, I would be disabled!” The cliff that Teng Qingshan jumped off was 3,000 meters above the ground. However……even though the cliff had an altitude of 3,000 meters, touching the mountain wall was not impossible.

This was because the Steel Arms Monkey Mountain wasn’t all too precipitous. Instead, just this one part of the mountain was very precipitous.

However, how far did this very precipitous area extend?

Teng Qingshan must think of a way to offset the force!

If he couldn’t offset the force, and it was a three hundred meter fall, Teng Qingshan might be alright. If it was a five hundred meters vertical free fall, Teng Qingshan might be seriously injured. If it was a seven or eight hundred meters fall, he would be disabled even if he was able to survive. However, if the fall was even higher than that, he would most definitely die.

“A person falling from an altitude of thousands of meters would be like solid iron falling. Once it crashed onto the ground, the body would become meat paste.” Although Teng Qingshan was anxious, he still remained calm.

Whew! Whew!

As Teng Qingshan was free falling at an extremely rapid speed, the cold wind blew and roared.

“In just a few seconds, I have already fallen three hundred meters.” Teng Qingshan was slightly nervous. Suddenly, his eyes brighten as he saw a vine hung on the mountain wall before him, swaying along with the wind.

Teng Qingshan stretched the Reincarnation Spear in his hand outward forcefully!

Chi! With a roll!

His Reincarnation Spear caught the vine and with a “Pu! ” sound, the vine was instantly dragged straight down. Due to the three hundred meters fall and the impact of the two rocks, the vine only withstand the drag for just a blink of an eye and then broke. The broken vine entangled around the spear and descended with Teng Qingshan.

In that short time of less than a second, Teng Qingshan wasn’t even able to get close to the mountain wall.

“That second just now offsetted eighty percent of the force of the impact.” Teng Qingshan relaxed slightly and thought to himself, “If the structure of this Steel Arms Monkey Mountain is normal, it would impossible to be this steep for six hundred to seven hundred meters.”Teng Qingshan then looked down and saw a huge protruding rock on the mountain wall.

Teng Qingshan was about to crash on it!


Teng Qingshan stomped on that mountain rock forcefully, and the rock exploded as crushed rocks flew in all directions. Teng Qingshan tumbled and finally resolved the force of the impact. However, as he tumbled, he rolled onto the edge of the cliff. With a puchi sound, Teng Qingshan immediately stabbed his right hand into the rock, thereby stopping himself.

“Phew, phew!” Teng Qingshan let out a sigh of relief.

“If it wasn’t for the vine, I would have been dead or disabled.” Teng Qingshan sighed secretly. During this whole event for survival, Teng Qingshan’s decision making was absolutely correct. With the ability of that Golden Eyed Monkey King, if Teng Qingshan had not jumped down the cliff, he would have been killed instantly once the Golden Eyed Monkey King caught up to him!

“I can’t stay here! I have really enraged the Golden Eyed Monkey King this time and the Monkey King might even command its subordinates to pursue and kill me!” Teng Qingshan was unclear about the temper of the Monkey King.

However, it’s better safe than sorry.

“I can’t stay in this steel arms monkey mountain here for long.” Teng Qingshan looked towards the surroundings.

The fastest speed down the mountain was obviously jumping down.

Teng Qingshan scrutinized the areas below the mountain and forcefully made a leap. Every ten Zhang of free falling, Teng Qingshan would grab the mountain wall and stop for a second. And thus, stopping every ten Zhang was the way he used to descend the mountain. Even when the mountain wall caved in, Teng Qingshan was able to flip himself and approach the depressed mountain wall.

Teng Qingshan rapidly slid down with great caution.

When Teng Qingshan was only less than one hundred Zhang away from ground, he directly jumped down.

“Whew!” Those trees went straight towards his face.

“Crack!” Teng Qingshan broke a branch of a big tree with one step and descended the ground easily.

“Hah. I finally escaped from the Steel Arms Monkey Mountain.” Teng Qingshan felt a sense of joy as he talked to himself, “Yes, To prevent those monkeys from catching up, let’s run a distance of one hundred Li.” Teng Qingshan began running in the Desolate Land rapidly. This time, his speed was a lot faster than when he had just entered the Desolate Land.

With two flashes, he disappeared into the heart of the forest.

Clouds and mist enshrouded below the cliff. When the Golden Eyed Monkey King saw that the human below thrusted through the two rocks it had thrown, it began roaring furiously!

The sound of its roars broke the heavens.

Unfortunately, even the Golden Eyed Monkey King didn’t have the audacity to jump down this immeasurably deep abyss. If it wasn’t because there was no choice, no one would choose to jump off a cliff.

“Yia Yia!”

“Yia Yia Yia!” Discordant noises rang in the lair of the monkeys. Every one of the steel arms monkeys was obviously very angry.

The other twelve big and tall steel arms monkeys rushed before the Golden Eyed Monkey King and awaited the command of the Monkey King.

“Yia!” The Monkey King opened its mouth and speedily dashed towards the cave alone. To all the monkeys, the most important thing was the Scarlet Fruit Wine. Although a tall and big steel arms monkey died, as time passed, a new tall and big monkey would evolve from among the multitude of monkeys.

After entering the cave for a while, the Golden Eyed Monkey King ran out.

All the steel arms monkeys stared at their own king. They were most afraid of losing all the scarlet fruit wine.

“Yia Yia~~” The monkey king smiled and squealed.

Immediately, all the monkeys cheered. They all knew……. They knew that the scarlet fruit wine was still there. Since Teng Qingshan had only took a gourd full of wine from that whole quarry of scarlet fruit wine, just from judging through the eye, there would almost be no difference. As the scarlet fruit wine was still there…….. the monkeys did not pursue Teng Qingshan.

Pursuing would only result in more loss than gain.

These Steel Arms Monkeys, especially the Monkey King, were very smart.

It was a dark night and the crescent moon hung high up in the sky. The blurry moon light covered the endless desolate land.

Teng Qingshan was sitting on the branch of a thick and strong huge tree. He thought to himself, “I ran over one hundred Li in one breath! The Steel Arms Monkeys don’t know the direction I escaped to, therefore the possibility of the monkeys catching me is nil!” Teng Qingshan was finally able to relax. He then opened his bag and took out the scarlet fruit.

“Just for this Scarlet Fruit, I almost lost my life!” Teng Qingshan couldn’t help but sigh emotionally.

The Scarlet Fruit was red like a red apple.

Teng Qingshan did not regret this adventure. If he had done everything cowardly, it would be difficult to do great things. For example, the survival feat today caused Teng Qingshan to understand more about the Spear ARt, Pursuing Shadow. He slightly understood the way to increase power whiles still maintaining coherence.

The moment of life and death was the easiest time to reach your limit and break through your own limit!

“Let’s eat it, and when my Dantian reaches the limit, Unity of Spirit and Qi will be achieved and I will break through the Innate Realm.” With this, Teng Qingshan took a bite. “Kacha” The fruit was very fresh and crispy.

After three continuous bites, Teng Qingshan ate the whole Scarlet Fruit.

When the Scarlet Fruit entered his body, it immediately transformed into a burning hot flow that flowed through every meridian and converged at the location of the Dantian at the stomach. Teng Qingshan could distinctly feel his stomach boil and that sensation was extremely comfortable. After those hot flow dissolved in the Dantian, the walls of the Dantian seemed to have melted.

The Dantian began to expand!

Chi Chi~~~

The space of the Dantian enlarged continually. In the past, it would only enlarge slightly after a long time of cultivation. Even practicing powerful inner strength cultivation methods would require ten years for the Dantian to reach its limit. However, he just ate the Scarlet Fruit……. And the growing speed of the Dantian was shocking!

After around half an hour later, the Dantian finally stopped expanding, and the hot flow, which was now weak, soon dissipated.

“Just based on the capacitance, the Dantian now is four times its previous size.” Teng Qingshan began feeling the interior of his Dantian and found that a Dantian that had reached its limit had an oval shape similar to eggs. This shape actually caused the inner strength to spin naturally, spinning freely and horizontally……

The forces of inner strength entangled in each other like whirlpools.

The center of the Dantian was the center of the whirlpool.

“To reach the Innate Realm, the Dantian must reach its limit. I guess it has something to do with this whirlpool.” Teng Qingshan gasped in awe. In the past, his inner strength was only stored in his Dantian and made no special movements. His Dantian was just a depository. However, when his Dantian reached its limit, the inner strength within actually moved.

“I should taste the Scarlet Fruit Wine.”

Teng Qingshan took out the gourd and removed the cork, taking a sip.

“Eh?” Teng Qingshan only felt a scorching energy spread throughout his whole body to the location of Dantian when this scarlet fruit wine entered his body. The burning sensation of the whole body was fascinating. The scorching energy combined with every part of his body.

At this moment——

Joy displayed on Teng Qingshan’s face as he stared at the gourd in amazement and said, “Some energy of this Scarlet Fruit Wine could actually amalgamate with the Dantian, assisting its growth. However, as my Dantian has reached its limit, the wine has no effect! But……. This Scarlet Fruit Wine is actually able to improve my physical strength.”

Yes! It improved my physical strength just like the Black Fire Spirit Root!

Teng Qingshan could distinctly feel his power increase after just one sip. It was so distinct which meant that…….it must have added thousand Jin of strength.

“No wonder those demonic beast wanted to drink it so badly. It could increase your physical strength. In this Scarlet Fruit Wine, aside from the Scarlet Fruit, the ingredients must include other spiritual fruits, otherwise the effect wouldn’t be this magical.” Teng Qingshan felt extremely surprised. “However, no matter what spiritual medicine or precious items, the effect is strongest in the beginning. The more you drink, the weaker the effect will be. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be just thirteen tall and big steel arms monkeys in the multitude of monkeys.

Teng Qingshan clearly knew that the effect of this fruit wine must have limits.

However, it would still be a bonus surprise.

Taking a deep breath, Teng Qingshan packed his gourd and began concentrating on observing the location of the Dantian.

With his mind on the Dantian, the Unity of Spirit and Qi!

The night had come, and it was a complete silence. Only the faint sound of the wind could be heard.

Teng Qingshan sat there quietly as he observed his Dantian carefully. In his Dantian, whirlpools were rotating by themselves. Within fifteen minutes, the inner strength at the center of the whirlpools in his Dantian gradually began morphing as a great amount of colorless inner strength assembled. Then, in the center of the Dantian, a streak of fiery red True Origin appeared!

Training Vitality into Qi and Training Qi into Spirit!

One could only step in the Innate Realm when his Spirit and Qi were in unison. The innate True Origin appeared, causing Teng Qingshan’s ability to improved in leaps and bounds!

“It’s done!” Teng Qingshan opened his eyes and exclaimed, “I finally reached the Innate Realm.”

It only took fifteen minutes to succeed. Through this, you could see how godly Teng Qingshan’s strength was.

Teng Qingshan gazed at the south as if he had looked through the emptiness. He then said to himself, “Tie Yi Hall sent someone to assassinate me last time, thus, there must be a big secret. Now I have reached the Innate Realm. These days were enough to transform my inner strength into the Innate True Origin! I will be on my way tomorrow and head to the Silver Horn Mountain quickly. Tie Yi Hall, you wanted to kill me, so you can’t blame me for ruining your plan.”

Teng Qingshan then closed his eyes again, refining his Innate True Origin with all his heart.

You must have a Gravity Tales account to post comments.


{{totalComments}} Comments No comments yet. Why not be the first?