Chapter 209: Radiant Sun Qi
“We’ll pawn it all!” The Capital’s Four Bully Lords said in an unrestrained manner and they placed all of the items they had brought with them onto the table.
“Brothers, keep it up. Our goal will not only be Yi Yun. Yi Yun will just be the starter dish. We will rise up the rookie rankings, letting everyone know the power of the Capital’s Four Bully Lords!”
The fatty of the four-man group gave the concluding remark. He was the oldest amongst the four of them.
At this time, in the corner of his eye, he spotted a youth in linen clothes looking at them by the door. His stare was… very odd.
Fatty felt unhappy. Why was this kid looking at them? Had he never seen such an elegant and magnificent group?
“Who are you?” Fatty stared at Yi Yun.
“Me? Uh…” Yi Yun rubbed his chin and gave an even stranger look. “My name is Yi Yun, nice to meet you…”
“…” The Four Bully Lords stared wide-eyed at Yi Yun, with their mouths agape. They were talking about Yi Yun and he was actually standing behind them!?
“You are Yi Yun!?”
“You are the kid going against us, the Hongdao Association?” The tall member of the Four Bully Lords, Lofty casually pulled out a dagger and played with it in his hand.
He threw the dagger into the air again and again, sending flashes of light. It could be told in a glance that this dagger was no ordinary item.
“Kid, what have you come here for? Pawning something?” The four of them sized up Yi Yun. Their faces had looks of ridicule. They all thought that Yi Yun was here to pawn his items to prepare the betting amount for the rookie rankings.
Yi Yun shrugged and said, “Taking a loan.”
As he was saying this, Yi Yun had already filled up his IOU. He handed it over to the manager.
Warrior’s had good eyesight. With a glance, they could see that Yi Yun was making a loan of 3000 dragon scale runes!
Immediately, the Four Bully Lords were a little dumbfounded. He was not here to pawn, but to take a loan?
“Haha, come to think of it, this kid is a bumpkin from the Cloud Wilderness. He’s poor, so how could he have an item to pawn?”
“Taking a loan is good! Borrowing from a usury for gambling sure is promising!”
The Four Bully Lords thought that Yi Yun was here to borrow runes for the betting.
To borrow money for gambling, with the high-interest rates, was an unacceptable action to many. One could lose everything until they had nothing was left.
The Four Bully Lords’ Fatty excitedly rubbed his chin.
In the Tai Ah Divine City, if one could not repay one’s loan, one had to sleep on the streets. Besides, one could not leave the Tai Ah Divine City. To live on the streets for years would definitely be interesting.
Yi Yun could not be bothered to explain. After finishing the borrowing procedure, he took the 3000 dragon scale runes and then he ran towards the Wilderness Divine Hall.
Cultivation was a very boring matter. One had to endure being alone as well as endure the loneliness.
To martial art experts, training reclusively for 20-30 years and not eating or drinking for 400-500 years was very common. They could rely purely on absorbing Heaven Earth Yuan Qi and eating desolate bone relics for sustenance.
To control one’s own destiny, to not rot to dust after a hundred years, one had to endure the boredom and loneliness.
Yi Yun embarked on his cultivation journey of absorbing pure Yang energy and he finished drawing out the picture of the Sun.
Yi Yun was mesmerized within his own world. Later on, he locked himself in his room for three consecutive days. He did not sleep or rest, so his brain had become a bit numb.
In front of Yi Yun, there were seven to eight jade scrolls. These jade scrolls were blank jade scrolls Yi Yun had bought from the Ten Thousand Pagoda. He had used his Yuan Qi to inscribe the picture of the Sun within these jade scrolls.
Now, a picture of the Sun would appear in front of him whenever he closed his eyes. He could remember every stroke clearly.
Not only had he been continuously drawing this picture in his soul. He had also drawn on the jade scrolls a few hundred times.
But, the picture of the Sun within his soul was only 99% complete. He lacked something before it was perfect.
Yi Yun knew that this last 1% lacked a certain charm!
And this charm was the entire Sun picture’s essence. It was like a drawn dragon that was missing its eyes.
But the charm could not be copied. Even though Yi Yun’s control of his own energy was at its extreme, he had gained nothing despite doing this continuously for three days.
In the morning, Yi Yun’s eyes were bloodshot. He opened his door and walked out into the street.
The Sun rose in the East like a blur purple flame. Yi Yun squinted his eyes and looked at the Sun rising from the horizon.
“Sunrise from Tang Valley, Roaming across the World, Spreading Light Onto World, Brilliant Glorious Magnificent Luster, Ten Suns from Fusang, Who Masters Pure Yang…” Yi Yun recited the principles of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’. The Sun rose and set everyday, as if it would never fall down the sky. It would shine on this Divine wilderness forever.
But ordinary humans had a much shorter lifespan in contrast.
Even those with power, who enjoyed wealth and had many concubines, would turn to dust after a few decades. To be enshrined in history and to be remembered by future generations was extremely difficult.
Even the Divine Kingdom’s Kingdom Knight’s and Baron’s lifespan was only a few hundred years. It was an insignificant existence in the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom, not to mention, in the entire vast wilderness.
Weak existences would feel tiny when they faced the vast world and the passage of time, which was infinite.
But there would always be people who did not wish to remain tiny.
They would search.
What would the future be like 10,000 years from now? What about a 100,000 years? 10,000,000 years? Did this world have an end to it?
What was at the end of the continent? Was there another piece of land across the ocean? Was there a sky above the skies?
These people would want to slowly control their own destiny. By conquering nature in the pursuit of balance, they would exist on the same level as the world!
Yi Yun was such a person.
In the past, he had no such possibility. Now, God had given him a chance. As a result, he wanted to pursue it with everything he had. He wanted to explore and see what it was like at the pinnacle of martial arts.
There was the legend of Kua Fu who chased the Sun.
Kua Fu did not do this for wealth, for power or for beauties. All he wanted to know was where the Sun went when it set. What was at the ends of the horizons?
In the legends, Kua Fu never managed to catch up with the Sun due to the heat and exhaustion. He could not bear the thirst and he drank all the water from two rivers, but still, he died of thirst along the road.
This story seemed to make Kua Fu’s death silly. But his quest was in understanding the world and to triumph over it.
At that moment, Yi Yun suddenly felt an enlightenment…
He looked at the morning Sun in the East. He could see a rising purple gas.
Despite his tired body, he injected his spiritual energy into the Purple Crystal…
This time, he did not draw the picture according to the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ jade scroll, but he used the real morning Sun!
The pure Yang Qi began to circulate within Yi Yun’s body. Line after line of energy interwove together. Yi Yun was drawing a charm that belonged to him.
The pursuits of humans.
The pinnacle of the martial arts way.
The eternal nature…
One had to have pursuits and dreams in one’s life. What if it was achieved?
Yi Yun recited the words he had heard in his previous life. He closed his eyes and controlled the pure Yang Qi within his body. With his feeling, he guided the last stroke. He felt that this last stroke had an inexplicable power that belonged to the Sun. That eternal charm was stamped deeply into the picture of the Sun.
Instantly, the picture of the Sun in Yi Yun’s mind came alive.
A burst of pure Yang fire exploded from Yi Yun’s Dantian. It burned and circulated around his body!
Yi Yun’s entire body felt like he was bathed in flames. He was like a Rainbow Blood Feather that was being reborn within the flames.
Suddenly, Yi Yun heard the sounds of eggshell cracking within his body.
With that, the energy within his body rose! More and more of it turned into a purple Qi that mixed with the pure Yang Qi in the East!
This energy became one with Yi Yun. Yi Yun felt like all of the cells in his body came alive at that very moment and they were respirating Heaven Earth Yuan Qi!
Yi Yun’s body was covered in a golden aura. It was like he had a metal cage within his body. There was a primordial species locked in the cage, and now the cage had been opened and the primordial species had been awoken!
A new, strange energy went through Yi Yun’s body!
The purple Qi grew richer. In the air, it slowly evolved into a long valley.
The blurred valley had trees and flowing rivers. But these trees and flowing rivers seemed to faintly appear within the pure Yang Qi, as if it was in a burning flame.
“Radiant Sun Qi! This is Radiant Sun Qi!” Yi Yun suddenly opened his eyes. At this moment, his eyes were like the burning Sun!
Radiant Sun Qi… When he completed the picture of the Sun, he obtained Radiant Sun Qi!
The cloaked man had said that only one out of five people practicing the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ could condense Radiant Sun Qi. But now, Yi Yun had really condensed Radiant Sun Qi!
Furthermore, he had only been practicing the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ for half a month!
The Radiant Sun Qi image that had been formed looked like the Sun rising from the Tang Valley.
This meant that Yi Yun’s Radiant Sun Qi had a grade! This was the beginning step, the Tang Valley level of Radiant Sun Qi!