Archean Eon Art - Chapter 128
Chapter 128 – Nine Levels Of The Essence Soul
The three books were ordinary books. There was no intent legacy. Intent legacies for transcendent-grade Godfiend bodies were too powerful. A Great Solar Godfiend needed an Essence Soul to withstand the intent guidance.
“The Godfiend formulas have been given. After you condense an Essence Soul, you can return to view the original copies of your Godfiend formulas and accept the legacy via intent,” said Elder Yi. “There are only text descriptions regarding the Darkstar and Incessant realm. Only by obtaining the intent legacy, will you know the details clearly. Then, your chances of breaking through will be much greater.”
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue nodded.
“Actually, even if you condense an Essence Soul, there’s no need to rush back,” said Elder Yi. “The books are very detailed about the requirements for becoming a Darkstar Godfiend. It wouldn’t be too late for you to return to receive the intent legacy when you have nearly met every requirement.”
“Understood.” Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue nodded.
“Elder Yi,” said Meng Chuan with a smile. “Does this Essence Soul mystic technique have an intent legacy? Or is it also an ordinary book?”
“There is no intent legacy,” said Elder Yi. “The Essence Soul is mysterious and unfathomable. Before it is condensed, it can’t even be sensed via inner sight. The so-called Essence Soul mystic technique is something that took generations of human experts to create. It’s still very crude. There’s no need for an intent legacy.”
Meng Chuan nodded slightly.
From his talks with his master—the Supremacy—he learned that improving one’s Essence Soul required one to enter the Realm of Dao. Once they reached the Realm of Dao, they could seek answers from their inner selves. Every time one sought answers, their Essence Soul would transform.
As for the Essence Soul mystic technique? The cultivation effects were lacking even after one cultivated it for long periods. Otherwise, many Great Solar Godfiends would’ve condensed Essence Souls.
Meng Chuan flipped through the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body’s second volume. Apart from the lack of an intent legacy, the descriptions were rather detailed.
Three important aspects are required to breakthrough: physical Quintessential Essence, weapon art realm, and Essence Soul. Meng Chuan nodded slightly.
A body’s vitality was very important. Therefore, the higher one’s age, the lower the chances of breaking through. Archean Mountain required their disciples to become Godfiends before the age of 30. Past 30, their mortal body’s vitality would constantly decline. Their chances of breaking through would be lower.
A Great Solar Godfiend could live for 200 years. They would maintain peak vitality until they reached 60 years of age. Once they were 60, their vitality would decrease rapidly. If Godfiends used forbidden spells repeatedly, they would cause irreparable damage to their bodies. It was possible that their vitality would decline at the age of fifty.
Therefore, one needed to seize every moment when it came to cultivation. One had to become strong as soon as possible! There was no hope of breaking through when one was older.
This was only one aspect of vitality.
There were different types of physical Quintessential Essence, such as Body Tempering Quintessential Essence, Great Solar Quintessential Essence, and so on.
After flipping through the book, he had a rough idea about Darkstar and Incessant Godfiends. He knew the general requirements for each realm and realized how powerful a higher-realm Godfiend was!
It’s indeed impossible to defeat a Marquis Godfiend at the Great Solar realm. Meng Chuan sighed inwardly. The gap between a Great Solar Godfiend and a Darkstar Godfiend was too great.
It was like comparing mortals with Godfiends. It was also like comparing a newly-advanced Core Cloud Godfiend and a Great Solar Godfiend.
Therefore, if one encounters a fourth Firmament demon monarch, there’s only one thing to do—escape! Over the past 800 years, many demon monarchs had infiltrated the human world. However, there were very few fourth Firmament demon monarchs. In comparison, the Skydemon Sect posed a greater threat. This was because the Skydemon Sect was formed by human traitors. The Skydemon Sect had two fifth Firmament Skydemons.
However, there was no need to worry. Archean Mountain, Two World Island, and Black Sand Grotto-Heaven—the three supreme human sects—constantly pursued the Skydemon Sect. If a fifth Firmament Skydemon showed themselves, not only would Regis Godfiends take action, even a Creation Supremacy would attack.
Therefore, Skydemons similarly hid. The Skydemon Sect was far inferior to the three sects; thus, they couldn’t fight them head-on. Typically, Skydemons only took action if they had a plan.
Essence Soul mystic technique. Meng Chuan read quickly. After reading the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body’s second volume, he picked up the Essence Soul mystic technique book and flipped through it.
Huh? Meng Chuan’s eyes lit up.
In the history of the human race, the births of outstanding geniuses resulted in a detailed explanation of the Essence Soul.
The Essence Soul was split into nine levels—Corporeal, Kinesis, Nightroaming, Soul Separation, Possession, Indestructible, World, Tribulation Transcendence, and Eternal.
When one first condensed an Essence Soul, one could see it with their inner sight. This was the Essence Soul’s first manifestation, and also the first stage. To become a Darkstar Godfiend, one’s Essence Soul had to reach the Corporeal stage. Many Great Solar Godfiends couldn’t reach this stage even if they wished for it! Meng Chuan’s Essence Soul was at the Corporeal stage.
Nightroaming—the third level of the Essence Soul—was the requirement to reach the Incessant realm! The other requirements weren’t as important, but the Essence Soul had to reach this stage.
Possession—the fifth level of the Essence Soul—was necessary to reach the Creation realm.
The Creation realm was also the highest realm for human Godfiends. In humanity’s long history, most Creation realm experts’ Essence Souls reached the Possession or Indestructible stage. It was extremely rare for one’s Essence Soul to reach the World stage. The strongest Essence Soul in human history reached the eighth level—Tribulation Transcendence. The ninth level—Eternal—was a conjecture. It was a realm created by seniors of the human race through incomplete information.
Once an Essence Soul reached the Eternal stage, one would not be restricted by their physical body and obtain eternal life. Of course, this was just theoretical.
It turns out I’m only at the Essence Soul’s first level. Meng Chuan flipped through the book. There were Essence Soul cultivation techniques and various mystic techniques concerning the Essence Soul.
The Essence Soul mystic technique was very crude. He just had to use his physical Quintessential Essence to nurture his Essence soul. One needed time to slowly nurture their souls. This method allowed one’s soul to condense slowly. After a long period, it might become an Essence Soul.
This method was only supplementary. The best method to strengthen one’s Essence Soul was to reach the Realm of Dao and seek answers from one’s inner self.
Most experts relied on reaching the Realm of Dao with their weapon arts to seek answers from their inner selves. As for relying on painting, playing the zither, calligraphy, forging, etc., there were fewer ways to seek answers from one’s inner self. However, there had been instances in history. Every time there was one, their Essence Souls often grew relatively quickly.
Why was it difficult for a Great Solar Godfiend to condense an Essence Soul? This was because most of them had yet to reach the Realm of Dao. They had no way to seek answers from their inner selves! It was naturally difficult to condense one.
When one’s Essence Soul is at the Nightroaming stage, one can enter dreams. At the Soul Separation stage, they can separate a portion of their Essence Soul and attach it to a person or object. At the Possession stage? When it’s difficult to heal the damage to one’s body, they can choose a mortal body for possession. After possessing the body, they are only able to cultivate to their original realm, unable to make any further breakthroughs.
Meng Chuan studied the book carefully. It was obvious that the influence the Essence Soul had on one’s strength was very small. There were some strange mystic techniques at most.
Most Marquis Godfiends were at the Essence Soul’s first level. A small number of them were at the second level. A first-stage Essence Soul barely increased a Marquis Godfiend’s strength by ten percent. Of course, the exception was if one had an extremely powerful Essence Soul. Otherwise, it would be of limited help to a Godfiend.
After Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue finished reading the books, they left the Impartation Pavilion and went to the Treasure Repository with Elder Yi.
“Every disciple can receive free treasures and credit for twenty years. If they leave the mountain early, they can collect the remaining treasures and credit at one go,” said Elder Yi with a smile. “The both of you can still receive many treasures.”
With that said, Elder Yi walked into the Treasure Repository. The stewards and servants in the Treasure Repository bowed respectfully.
“Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue have already cleared the Nine Mystical Caves and are preparing to descend the mountain. Prepare all the treasures they should receive,” instructed Elder Yi.
“Yes.” The stewards immediately began to calculate.
Meng Chuan joined Archean Mountain after the entrance examination. On the other hand, Liu Qiyue came up the mountain earlier in the year! This meant that Liu Qiyue had stayed on the mountain for a longer period.
After calculating, the stewards quickly prepared the treasures and gave them to Meng Chuan.
“Lord Meng Chuan, there are 1100 Thousand Star Pills in this gourd. It’s the exact amount you would receive in the next nine years.” A cyan-robed steward respectfully handed a yellow-skinned calabash to Meng Chuan—which he had to hug! Quintessential Essence cultivation was extremely important to Godfiends. He saved Thousand Star Pills by cultivating at Myriad Thunder Peak.
After leaving the mountain and being deployed to a city pass, he would lose Myriad Thunder Peak’s cultivation environment. He needed to use Thousand Star Pills to hasten his Quintessential Essence cultivation.
“Here are 18 Lightning Tribulation Fruits.” The steward handed over several jade boxes. Each jade box contained three Lightning Tribulation Fruits.
“I want to buy 20 Lightning Tribulation Fruits,” said Meng Chuan. The Lightning Tribulation Fruit was very important for his cultivation. He had to consume one every month. He would serve in a city pass for three years, so 20 more Lightning Tribulation Fruits were enough.
One Lightning Tribulation Fruit required ten thousand credits. It was very expensive! Fortunately, he was given his remaining credit quota—330,000 credits.
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue exchanged the treasures they needed—Thousand Star Pills, Spirit Fruits, baneful aura, and pills needed for injury treatment. After he was done cashing out his credits, Meng Chuan only had 32,000 credits left. Even the credits from his grandaunt had been mostly spent.
Liu Qiyue even borrowed 5000 credits from Meng Chuan before she finished buying everything she needed for the next three years.