Archean Eon Art - Chapter 312
Chapter 312 – What Is Talent?
I’ve been painting for the past 23 days. My Essence Soul was emitting light constantly. Meng Chuan sensed his Essence Soul and smiled. Those 15 paintings must’ve had a huge impact on me if it could cause changes in my Essence Soul. Although my Essence Soul has accumulated more power, I still haven’t broken through…
One of the requirements to attempt a breakthrough to the Creation realm was a fifth-level Essence Soul. It was extremely difficult to attain. Even most Creation Supremacies only had fifth-level Essence Soul. Among Archean Mountain’s three Supremacies, only Li Guan had a sixth-level Essence Soul.
I’ve been indulging for more than half a month. It’s time to continue cultivating my saber art. After drinking, Meng Chuan waved his hand and put away the drawing table, stool, paintings, brush, and other items.𝒇𝑟e𝗲𝚠𝚎𝐛𝗻𝐨νel. 𝒄om
Meng Chuan instantly wanted to unsheathe his saber and execute the Saber Drawing Stance.
Huh? Meng Chuan stopped while holding the saber handle. He didn’t pull it out of its sheath. He looked at the dark purple lightning in the distance and frowned. My saber art has gone astray?
After completing the Fifteen Lightning Forms, Meng Chuan had gained his own understanding of lightning. In fact, paintings were a depiction of one’s understanding. He tried his best to depict the essence of lightning in the Fifteen Lightning Forms. Meng Chuan was a painting sage. His body contained boundless amounts of lightning, so he could naturally discern a lot when observing the purple lightning. He painted his current understanding of the essence of lightning from 15 different angles. All these paintings combined were the understanding of lightning he had in his heart.
As for the Heart Intent Saber Art, it was also a lightning saber art. It had been comprehended and improved by Guo Ke over centuries, but it only focused on one aspect of lightning
Although Ancestral Master Guo Ke is impressive, only one move of the Heart Intent Saber Art reached the Imperial Lord level. Everybody has their own understanding of lightning. Ancestral Master Guo Ke had his own understanding of lightning. I’m a painter, and I also have my own understanding of lightning. Different people have different takes on the same matter. If I insist on following Ancestral Master Guo Ke, I’ll be led astray and become more unaccustomed to it.
Since ancient times, humans have created Heaven-level techniques and Black Metal Sutra techniques. This is because powerful Godfiends have their own understandings. Junior Brother Yan is starting to follow his own version of the Extreme Fire lineage. King True Martial created his own True Martial lineage. King Calm Sea created his own Heavenly Tribulation Sword.
Since I believe that Ancestral Master Guo Ke’s understanding of lightning is too extreme, causing me to be led astray, I’ll practice saber arts according to my own understanding. I’ll abandon the shackles my predecessors placed on me and practice my sabers arts with the purple lightning as my guide. A strong impulse caused Meng Chuan to immediately make a decision. After completing Fifteen Lightning Forms, Meng Chuan felt like Guo Ke’s version of the Heart Intent Saber was too extreme. He disagreed with it inwardly.
I’ve been exposed to two Black Metal Sutra techniques that follow the lightning lineage
– The Heart Intent Saber and the World Roving Dragon Saber.
The core of the Heart Intent Saber is the Heart Intent Saber Drawing Stance. I’ve practiced the Saber Drawing Stance. For my saber art, my goal is to be fast. With what I’ve seen from the purple lightning, one’s speed can produce an unrivaled might if they achieve extreme speed. Of the Fifteen Lightning Forms I previously painted, Flash Form of Lightning is the embodiment of pure speed. I should use Flash Form of Lightning’s essence as my basis.
Actually, I find that the World Roving Dragon Saber is more suitable for me now. Meng Chuan pondered. I’ve been practicing the saber drawing stance since I was young. After seeing the purple lightning, I’ve realized that the World Roving Dragon Saber is essentially a set of movement techniques. It’s like the snaking trajectory of a lightning bolt. This trajectory is like a brush drawing in the void.
The World Roving Dragon Saber’s essence is similar to my ‘The Nine Heavenly Forms of the Void’ and ‘Twisting Dragon Form of Lightning.’ As someone who enjoyed painting, Meng Chuan felt like the World Roving Dragon Saber resembled two of the paintings in the Fifteen Lightning Forms collection, regardless of it being a saber art or movement technique.
Meng Chuan had the urge to try cultivating the World Roving Dragon Saber.
I’ll give it a try.
Meng Chuan didn’t hesitate to begin cultivating. Of the three Black Metal Sutra swift lightning saber arts-Lightning Devastator Saber, Heart Intent Saber, and World Roving Dragon Saber—Meng Chuan had only read the latter two. Archean Mountain didn’t have the original copy of the Lightning Devastator Saber.
Meng Chuan tried to use his movement technique.
Supremacy Roving Dragon, Ye Hong, created the World Roving Dragon Saber. In terms of strength, it was ranked at the bottom of the three swift lightning saber arts. In terms of movement techniques, it was ranked first among human techniques.
Meng Chuan had the Swallow Stance as his foundation. The World Roving Dragon movement technique that he cultivated was also rather swift, especially after he drew upon the essences of both The Nine Heavenly Forms of the Void’ and ‘Twisting Dragon Form of Lightning.’ He had an accurate grasp of this movement technique’s core. His cultivation of the movement technique progressed at a rapid pace. On the first day, he had already reached a decent stage. He improved daily, and this movement technique turned more and more profound.
Huh? When King True Martial stopped cultivating, he noticed a figure in the distance. It was like a roaming dragon, leaving afterimages in the world. Oh? Junior Brother Meng also cultivates the World Roving Dragon Saber? King True Martial watched his movements. It looks like he’s quite accomplished. He didn’t find it strange. As a Lightning Devastator Fiend Body Godfiend, it was normal for Meng Chuan to cultivate a swift saber art.
But why does his movement technique look so beautiful? King True Martial was astonished. I’ve seen Marquis Sea Return execute the World Roving Dragon Saber; it’s extremely fast and unpredictable. However, when Meng Chuan executes the World Roving Dragon Saber, it’s more elegant and carefree. It has a unique charm to it.
Yes. An indescribable unique charm. King True Martial didn’t know that Marquis Sea Return had followed the same path as his predecessors when he learned the World Roving Dragon Saber. However, Meng Chuan had his own understanding of lightning. After learning this movement technique, he subconsciously infused his understanding of the purple lightning into the movement technique.
His speed is faster than before? King True Martial immediately realized this.
Meng Chuan was indeed faster than before. He had only cultivated the World Roving Dragon Saber for half a month, but he had already reached the peak of the Realm of Dao. If he were to unleash his full strength, he could traverse 12.5 kilometers in a secondthis was the strength of the world’s best movement technique. As for the Heart Intent Saber’s Swallow Stance, it had reached its limit. In a flash, he could only travel 9.5 kilometers.
If word got out that his World Roving Dragon Saber—which he had never cultivated before —could match his proficiency with the Heart Intent Saber in just half a month, Supremacy Qin Wu and company would be dumbfounded.
Such monstrous talent had already surpassed a peerless genius’s talent.
What is talent? After practicing the World Roving Dragon Saber, Meng Chuan was filled with confidence. He also understood one thing. Talent is an understanding of essence.
Peerless geniuses typically had a natural affinity towards something; for example, fire, ice, swords, etc. From the bottom of their hearts, these peerless geniuses would feel a sense of affinity with a certain thing, allowing their cultivation path to be extremely smooth.
They could subconsciously advance in the right and best direction for them. For example, Liu Qiyue had a strong affinity with fire after awakening her phoenix bloodline. Since then, her fire technique realm had risen much faster.
Those without talent were like headless flies. It was difficult for them to cultivate step by step; they might even end up walking in circles.
This was talent! Talent was not immutable. Some geniuses became mediocre because they deviated off the correct path after certain encounters. Some people were late-bloomers. After years of cultivation, one might finally grasp the essence of something, causing their cultivation to advance by leaps and bounds!
Meng Chuan had cultivated the Heart Intent Saber and had interacted with lightning for decades. After seeing the purple lightning in the River of Spacetime, he finally had his own accurate understanding of lightning—which he had gained by completing the masterful collection of paintings that was the Fifteen Lightning Forms.
Most typical peerless geniuses advanced on the correct cultivation path subconsciously. Meng Chuan, however, proceeded on the correct cultivation path thanks to his accurate understanding of things. It could be said that Meng Chuan’s talent in swift lightning saber arts had surpassed his previous genius-level talent.