Chapter 346: Attempt to break through to the Yuan Foundation Realm
Yi Yun looked at the residence in front of him, it was several hundred square meters in area. There was an alchemy lab, a library, a guest hall, a bedroom and a cultivation room. All sorts of facilities were present.
In the middle of the room, there was an expensive array that could gather Heaven Earth Yuan Qi. It allowed a warrior to cultivate here for double the results with half the effort.
This was the central divine tower’s 99th floor’s heaven-grade room!
The central divine tower’s 99th floor was only several thousands square meters in area. There were a total of 4 rooms on this floor. This room was not opened to cultivators, but now, Yi Yun was allowed to stay here for an extended period of time.
Just thinking back about a year when Yi Yun first entered the Tai Ah Divine City, Yi Yun would not even dream of entering the rooms in the central divine tower’s 99th floor.
As Yi Yun was feeling mixed emotions, he suddenly heard a child-like feminine voice coming from behind him, “Miss, Miss, wait for me!”
The voice sounded extremely familiar. After pausing for a while, Yi Yun turned his head and saw Luo Huo’er, dressed in a red gown with tall leather boots. She was surveying her surroundings, as if she was apartment-hunting.
And behind her was maid servant Dong’er.
Poor Dong’er was born with two short legs, yet bags of all sizes were hung on her body. She gathered her breath every few steps, “Miss, slow down.”
Dong’er climbed the stairs, puffing and blowing.
Usually, items like luggage could be placed in interspatial rings, but there were always things that weren’t suitable to be placed within interspatial rings. For example, the potted plant that Dong’er was currently hugging. Living objects could not be placed in interspatial rings. Yi Yun even saw a cat hanging around Dong’er’s neck. This cat looked like it was sleeping, comfortably shrinking in Dong’er’s collar.
“This room is a little better than the place we were staying. Dong’er, put the things down.” Luo Huo’er said in a satisfied manner.
Dong’er seemed to be released of her burden. Without a second thought, she placed all the items on her body down. The cat also jumped down reluctantly. Only then did Yi Yun realize that this was not a normal cat, but a spirit beast of sorts.
“Uh…You have moved up here as well?”
It was only then did Luo Huo’er see Yi Yun, who had walked into the middle of the room. She was somewhat surprised.
Luo Huo’er had previously been summoned by the Tai Ah Divine City’s City Lord. She had received many benefits for no reason and she was given permission to stay on the central divine tower’s 99th floor. Luo Huo’er was still feeling happy regarding this. However, she never expected that the moment she moved up here, she would see Yi Yun hanging around here.
Now, Luo Huo’er no longer hated Yi Yun, but she was absolutely not fond of him. Just seeing this fellow inevitably reminded Luo Huo’er of some unpleasant experiences, including her healing Yi Yun not too long ago. As Luo Huo’er had no choice but to hug him, she felt somewhat pissed.
“Right…It’s such a coincidence…” Yi Yun said those words reluctantly. Thinking over it carefully, he felt that it was not strange that the City Lord arranged for Luo Huo’er to move up to the central divine tower’s 99th floor.
The Tai Ah Divine Kingdom was going to face a major catastrophe, and Luo Huo’er’s status was special. The City Lord was not having any hopes that the faction behind Luo Huo’er would save the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom, but it was definitely not wrong to establish good relations with Luo Huo’er.
Taking a step back, it was clear that having good relations with her was meaningless. However, as long as Luo Huo’er stayed on the central divine tower’s 99th floor, in the event that the beast horde invaded the city, Luo Huo’er’s family clan would naturally not sit idle. They would definitely send someone to the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom’s central divine tower.
At that moment, to Yi Yun, it could be life-saving.
When Yi Yun thought of this, he gradually understood that the City Lord was using Luo Huo’er’s status as a shield.
“Why? You seem quite reluctant to be my neighbor?” Luo Huo’er’s small mouth puckered.
Yi Yun hurriedly shook his head, “How could that be? I still need to thank you for healing me.”
“That’s more like it!” The corners of Luo Huo’er’s mouth curled up slightly. She sat down on a chair casually and indulged in the comfort of the chair as she said, “This place is still acceptable, although, it’s worse than the home I used to live in.”
Hearing Luo Huo’er’s words, Yi Yun rolled his eyes. Although Luo Huo’er liked to brag, Yi Yun did not doubt her when she said that this place was worse than her home. He never figured out what Luo Huo’er was doing in the Tai Ah Divine City.
If one considered that she was here to engage in a mission, ignoring the fact that the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom wasn’t some high grade place, it was difficult to have something that could attract those super factions. And even if there really was such an object, it was illogical for them to send Luo Huo’er, a precious daughter who had not fully matured, to carry out the mission.
“I’ll be staying here!” Luo Huo’er had finished appraising the room.
Yi Yun was rendered speechless. He initially meant to say that he had chosen this room, but he decided to let it pass, especially after seeing little Dong’er carrying items of all sorts of sizes. She was puffing and blowing as she placed items everywhere, so there was no such need.
There was no difference changing to another room.
Yi Yun bade farewell and chose the heaven-grade room next door. He needed to seize every opportunity to break through to the Yuan foundation realm.
Besides not knowing when the calamity would befall, Yi Yun knew that with his strength, it was like an insignificant wave in a storm if the calamity was anything as terrifying as what the City Lord had foretold.
If he could increase his strength, even by just a tiny bit, it would allow him to have a bit more control over his destiny.
Yi Yun entered the room’s cultivation area and closed the stone door.
This cultivation area was one of the cores of the large Yuan Qi array in the Tai Ah Divine City. The Heaven Earth Yuan Qi was so dense in here that it nearly condensed into liquid droplets.
Yi Yun touched his interspatial ring and a red elixir appeared in his palm.
It was the Blood Yang Elixir.
With the Blood Yang Elixir in his hands, Yi Yun felt like he was holding a flame.
The Blood Yang Elixir was refined from a primordial herb. It contained stunning amounts of pure Yang herbal essence in it. Usually, normal Purple Blood realm cultivators could not absorb it.
Even Yuan foundation realm warriors would not dare to directly consume the Blood Yang Elixir. They would usually immerse the Blood Yang Elixir in water, and drink the elixir water several times, like they were drinking tea.
However, by doing so, the elixir would begin to lose its essence the first time it was immersed in water. It would result in a tremendous waste.
Yi Yun did not need to consider all of that. He had the Purple Crystal and an incomplete pure Yang body. Hence, swallowing the Blood Yang Elixir wholly was not a difficult task.
However to completely digest it, he needed several months.
These several months would be the several months Yi Yun needed to attempt to break through into the Yuan foundation realm.
Yi Yun adjusted his breathing, allowing his heart and mind to calm down completely. He sat there silently for four hours, allowing his mind to be as still as water.
Following that, Yi Yun swallowed the Blood Yang Elixir.
The Blood Yang Elixir was a medicinal item with extreme Yang essence. It was like a flame in his hands, so when he swallowed it, it felt like swallowing a piece of iron. Yi Yun immediately felt a fire burn within his body.
This heat burned the insides of Yi Yun’s body.
Yi Yun was prepared for it as he pressed his both hands on his Dantian and endured the pain. With his spiritual energy interfaced with the Purple Crystal, he slowly began guiding all the Blood Yang Elixir’s energy out of the Elixir.
A large portion of energy was stored in the Purple Crystal, while a small portion of the energy was infused into Yi Yun’s meridians and blood vessels as it spread throughout his body.
All this energy that flowed in his meridians brought a burning sensation to every end of Yi Yun’s body.
The energy fused into his bone marrow as Yi Yun felt his blood begin to boil.
His body was completely drenched in sweat as his skin turned as red as blood. He looked as if he was completely cooked.
Water vapor, strands of blood and sticky gray impurities started to discharge from his pores. Yi Yun felt like his body was a burning furnace as all the key points of his body spat fire out. It was an indescribable pain.
Back then, Yi Yun had experience absorbing the Golden Crow species’ beast mark, and now although it was extremely painful absorbing the Blood Yang Elixir, it did not hurt his meridians that much.
Or else to cultivate while healing his wounds would be troublesome.
Seconds changed to minutes until the pain slowly reduced after two hours.
Yi Yun’s body was completely covered in blood strands and sticky impurities. Having suffered pain for a long time, Yi Yun’s face was pale and both his hands trembled.
However, Yi Yun did not mind any of this. He could feel that all of his Yuan Qi had been injected into his Dantian. His Dantian was accumulating more and more Yuan Qi as it gradually settled down.
This was the beginning stages of the Yuan foundation!
This change made Yi Yun overjoyed. He could feel his power rising as his strength increased.
Yi Yun was currently in a state known as being in the half-step Yuan foundation realm. He could be considered as a person who had one step through the Yuan foundation realm’s door. Half-step Yuan foundation was not considered as an actual realm, and it was just a transitional zone. People at the peak of Purple Blood realm might never be able to break through to the Yuan foundation realm all their lives, but for those who reached half-step Yuan foundation, they would break through to the Yuan foundation realm in a short period of time.
At this moment, there was still a lot of the Blood Yang Elixir’s medicinal essence left. Yi Yun still felt his body burning and it felt as if he would be burnt to death if he did not vent it out.
Yi Yun decided to accomplish with one effort as he carried on absorbing the Blood Yang Elixir energy in the Purple Crystal as he compressed it into his Dantian.
For the second time, the burning pain had significantly decreased. Yi Yun was ready as he went through it step by step. It was a long, arduous and painful process.
Day after day passed by as the clothes on Yi Yun’s body had been completely drenched thoroughly by his sweat, blood strands and impurities. It could no longer be worn, so he took off his clothes and cultivated completely naked.
With each energy cycle, the pain reduced in intensity while Yi Yun felt the energy in his Yuan foundation grow stronger.
In the end, Yi Yun felt as if his Dantian was about to explode.
This feeling made Yi Yun feel a bit flustered. The amount of energy his Dantian could endure seemed to reach a critical value.
At this moment, if he carried on extracting the Blood Yang Elixir’s energy from the Purple Crystal, he might encounter danger. The main reason was that the Blood Yang Elixir was after all an elixir that exceeded what Purple Blood realm warriors could withstand. The amount of energy Yi Yun used to break through to the Yuan foundation realm far exceeded other warriors’.
After some consideration, Yi Yun felt that breaking through in one go was the best option, or else, by lacking that tiny bit, his breakthrough would not be perfect.
Gritting his teeth, Yi Yun extracted large amounts of Blood Yang Elixir energy from the Purple Crystal.
When this energy entered his Dantian, Yi Yun felt his body become a volcano. Due to all the energy he had compressed in it, everything exploded.
A blast of heat flowed through Yi Yun’s body. His meridians seemed to burst open.
Yi Yun’s blood vessels seemed to bulge like worms. After trying his best, he managed to compress all the energy back into his Dantian.
His Dantian quaked, causing him to feel a wave of heat flood into his mind. The flood caused his mind and body to separate, and with a quake in his mind, he passed out…
Author’s Note: Haven’t thought through some of the future plot points yet. There will be one update today, and three updates tomorrow to make up for it.