Chapter 101: Purple Air Comes From The East (Part 1/2)
Many months ago, before Yi Yun broke through to the Qi Gatherer realm, he had read the notes left behind by Lin Xintong. Among the notes, there were records about this mysterious feeling. Yi Yun had just failed to connect them together last night. When ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ was completed mastered, a dragon and tiger would appear within the mind; with the Tiger Leaping through the Mountains and the Dragon Rising to Nine Skies!
Seeing a battle between the dragon and tiger in one’s mind, one can’t help but imitate their moves; every move was the move of the tiger and dragon’s. At that point, every aspect of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ would have penetrated into one’s marrow.
After that, a warrior can forget all the moves of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, but when they battle, they will be able to perfectly fuse ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ within their every movement.
This amounted to fully digesting ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’.
Although ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ was great, it was just a basic fist technique of the Mortal Blood and Purple Blood realms. If a practitioner of martial arts were to be bounded by the fist moves of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, then it would be a tragedy for they were destined not to accomplish great things.
Because even with ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ fully mastered, it was just at the peak of the Purple Blood realm!
But if they could absorb the essence of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ within their martial arts system, then it would be totally different!
All of this had been recorded within Lin Xintong’s notes. It was also the true meaning left behind by the creator of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’!
Not only ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, in this world, every cultivation technique has its limits. Even the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ may be of higher grade than ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, but it still has its limits.
To further cultivate, one has to switch cultivation techniques.
Warriors had to continuously change their cultivation technique; those with low perceptivity would go to waste with poor cultivation techniques.
As for those with high perceptivity, they could digest the old cultivation technique, and incorporate it within their martial arts understanding. Eventually, they will be able to go down their own path of martial arts.
This was also known as cultivation techniques having limits, but the path of martial arts had none!
This was also the source of the mysterious feeling Yi Yun had felt. Now, Yi Yun had managed to touch the threshold of that realm.
Yi Yun’s every move and stance became more harmonious, as if it had blended together with the surroundings!
Seeing this, Zhang Tan became more surprised, and slowly turned solemn.
Could it be…this was forgetting the routines, to assume formlessness?
This kid has managed to touch the threshold of that realm at twelve!
This realm was something any person who wanted to make a big mark in martial arts had to understand!
Yi Yun had done this for about fifteen minutes. He had entered a trance-like state, and was completely immersed within his own world.
But the surrounding audience were sick of waiting.
One had to know that before Yi Yun, the person who demonstrated the longest was Lian Chengyu, who only took a few minutes. But Yi Yun had taken five times longer than Lian Chengyu!
If Yi Yun had managed to rage like a storm with vigor and broke rocks and chopped off trees at every turn, they could endure it because it was still a sight to be seen.
But Yi Yun was just doing his ordinary looking moves. They were long sick of watching that.
“This kid, can he make it?”
” Do we really need to see this cowardly demonstration? I can do better than him!”
The people of the Tao tribal clan all grumbled in private, but none of them dared to shout it out. Zhang Tan was the examiner, and without him shouting for Yi Yun to stop, they did not dare say a word. They could only discuss in private and expressing their discontentment.
Actually, not even the commoner audience, but even Lian Chengyu and Tao Yunxiao could not tell the charm Yi Yun was displaying with his ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’.
This was because the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ Lian Chengyu and Tao Yunxiao had practiced were flawed and was impossible to harmonize.
“Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” was a top skill that trained the body and was a national treasure manual of the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom; hence it was a top cultivation technique. To be able to cultivate to its extreme was not easy.
Not only was a proper master needed, a person had to have their own perceptivity.
But Tao Yunxiao and Lian Chengyu lacked both criteria.
“The movement may look pretty, but the fists lack a punch. It’s just for show, nothing worth mentioning,” yawned Tao Yunxiao. He had seen enough of Yi Yun’s fist skills. He was just waiting for Yi Yun to finish his last few moves before jumping off the white jade stage to strike the black ironstone. At that time, he would be able to know Yi Yun’s real strength.
Lian Chengyu had similar thought to Tao Yunxiao. He too wanted to know Yi Yun’s real strength.
Although Yi Yun had been triumphant all this time, Lian Chengyu had never seen Yi Yun reveal his true strength. When Zhang Yuxian chose Yi Yun, it was because of his martial arts talent; maiming Zhao Tiezhu was nothing as Zhao Tiezhu was too weak; by shining in the Kingdom’s selection preliminary, that was because of his Spirit, not his strength.
Lian Chengyu wanted to tear down Yi Yun’s mask, and see how strong he really was. But Yi Yun had demonstrated a Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist that was like an old granny’s foot-binding cloth; it was long and smelly.
When will it be over?
Fifteen minutes was followed by another fifteen minutes. Tao Yunxiao was totally fed up with waiting.
He began to strongly believe that Yi Yun’s strength was terrible.
As for Lian Chengyu, he too had a similar thinking. If not, Yi Yun should have easily sent out a few strikes to destroy a few black ironstones.
“This little slave has been deceiving the public through dishonest means. If he really had the ability, he would have revealed it early. As for Zhang Tan that old fellow, he must have realized he made a mistake at the preliminaries. He can’t salvage the situation, so he doesn’t want the little slave to end.”
As Lian Chengyu was thinking, suddenly he was stunned, for he saw a purple mist appearing above Yi Yun who was still performing.
The purple mist dispersed the light, just like a waterfall dispersing the sunlight to form a rainbow. It became prettier and prettier. This beautiful scene, what did it mean?
From Yi Yun’s body, a pure essence flew up into the sky reaching to the clouds!
This essence began to spread in the sky and formed a purple cloud; it was as gorgeous as purple satin.
This scene had left many people dumbfounded. In fact, they could not tell if this scene had anything to do with Yi Yun.
How could his punches create a purple mist?
The people collected themselves and they noticed that Yi Yun’s fists were faintly glowing!
Vast amounts of energy came to Yi Yun from all directions; in that moment, Yi Yun felt he was almost at the threshold of touching the gates of the Purple Blood realm!
“Oh? This is…Purple Air Comes From The East?” Zhang Tan was greatly shocked. When a person concentrates on his martial arts, and eliminates all distractions, they would enter a ‘No Law, No Shape, No Void, No Me’ state. Under this state, their essence could emerge.
The essence that emerged could mix with the surrounding Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, condensing into an air surge shooting up into the sky.
This was Purple Air Comes From The East!
Purple Air, was also known as the aura of the Son of Heaven, and it was indescribably precious!
Purple Air Comes From The East had nothing to do with a person’s cultivation. It was purely a state! It was a cultivation state that many martial artists would dream of, but like “epiphany”, it was something that came by not by searching for it!
But, many martial art masters, human overlords have never entered such a state of Purple Air Comes From The East in their lives.
“Purple Air Comes From The East?” On the airship, old man Su grabbed his beard and did not realize that he had torn off some his beard because he was oblivious to the pain.
Not far from him was Lin Xintong who was entranced by this scene. A strange glinting light appeared in her eyes.
At this time, Yi Yun’s bones began to emit a soft sound!
This sound began soft but it slowly became louder.
Bones like Thunder, Tendons as a Strongbow!
The sound grew more and more intense. At the same time, the light emitted from Yi Yun’s body grew brighter, as if a small sun had grown from Yi Yun’s body.
At this time, Yi Yun’s essence had united; his understanding of “routines have limits, but martial arts is without limit” grew deeper, and the dragon, tiger phantom images in his mind grew more vivid.
Finally when Yi Yun accumulated all his energy to its extreme, he punched out the last stance of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, even though this was the eighteenth time Yi Yun had demonstrated the entire set of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’!
The final punch was drawn in!
The energy within Yi Yun’s body roared out. His body had compressed a large amount of energy within, and with releasing this, the sounds in Yi Yun’s bones and muscles also united as one.
“Peng! Peng! Peng! Peng!”
On the platform, the dozen teacups beside the Tao tribal clan’s elders and three teapots shattered! The tea spattered giving the elders a great shock.
The elders of the Tao tribal clan were in the Purple Blood realm, but there were some advisors of the Tao tribal clan that had no martial arts background. Seeing their teacups shatter, they retreated in horror.