Archean Eon Art - Chapter 457
Chapter 457 – Sixth-Level Essence Soul
From the moment his artistic realm ‘stepped into the Dao,’ his Essence Soul gradually transformed every time he painted. After reaching the Grotto-Heaven realm, one just required sufficient time for their Essence Soul to become a fifth-level Essence Soul. After becoming a fifth-level Essence Soul, the benefits of passive growth would be much lesser than before.
After reaching the Heaven Earth realm, a cultivator’s Essence Soul would definitely become a sixth-level Essence Soul given enough time.
As for obtaining a seventh-level Essence Soul? One needed to undergo emotional upheavals! They needed to create their own cultivation techniques to trigger the Essence Soul’s transformation! Either that or they could obtain special opportunities like Essence Soul cultivation techniques. In short, to countless living beings in the River of Spacetime, obtaining a seventh-level Essence Soul was their limit.
Even Ancestral Master Archean Eon’s Essence Soul stayed at the seventh-level for his entire life.
Obtaining an eighth-level Essence Soul? This meant one was an Essence Soul Tribulation Eminence! One required talent and opportunities to reach this step. Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Meng Chuan’s brush moved like a dragon. He painted to his heart’s content.
Not every technique could be fused with brushstrokes. If it was an ultimate technique that had a strong baneful aura? What if it were a paramount technique? If the technique didn’t match the mood, then it wouldn’t be suitable to use it whilst painting a beautiful woman.
The Cloud Dragon Snake Movement Technique was like a brush that used the world as a canvas. Thus, it was very suitable for painting. Meng Chuan found his brushstrokes very beautiful as he painted. Every stroke stirred the natural law’s profundities and the Heaven and Earth powers. At the same time, the brushstrokes touched his heart. The painting seemed to transform into a grotto-heaven gradually. Usually, a grotto-heaven was unable to be depicted within an ordinary painting. However, this painting gradually formed an illusory grotto-heaven.
The ancients did not lie. A picture can really speak a thousand words. This painting is a world in itself. Meng Chuan sighed inwardly. When one reaches the Grotto-Heaven realm, their paintings can form an illusory grotto-heaven if their painting techniques are sufficiently brilliant.
Halfway through his painting, Meng Chuan sensed the changes in his Essence Soul.
My Essence Soul has broken through? Meng Chuan was overjoyed. In his sea of consciousness, the slowly rotating Essence Soul Star and the revolving black Magic Awl originally emitted spiritual glows. However, they were now beginning to transform.
This was a transformation of the Essence Soul’s Origins-a qualitative change. His fifth-level Essence Soul had broken through the barrier and became a sixth-level Essence Soul. His Essence Soul perception domain now had a range of 25 kilometers.
It’s been 17 years since I attained a fifth-level Essence Soul Meng Chuan was secretly delighted by his Essence Soul’s transformation. I’ve finally attained a sixth-level Essence Soul.
Meng Chuan quickly calmed down before commanding his Essence Soul with a thought. Fuse.
The black Magic Awl fused with his Essence Soul Star completely.
Separate, commanded Meng Chuan with another thought.
The rotating Essence Soul Star split into two; the binary Essence Soul Stars slowly revolved around the barycenter.
One of the Essence Soul Stars flew out of his body and transformed into a slightly darker Meng Chuan. It was his Essence Soul avatar.
I can form an Essence Soul avatar? The two Meng Chuans exchanged looks. He found Essence Soul avatars rather intriguing.
Ultimately, an Essence Soul avatar only had a part of his Essence Soul. It wasn’t a complete lifeform. Although it could act independently, it still relied on his true body. Once it was destroyed, the dissipated Essence Soul would quickly return to his true body. Once his true body died, his Essence Soul avatar would die as well. The Essence Soul avatar could only stay in the same world as the true body. It couldn’t go to other worlds if Meng Chuan’s true body wasn’t there.
A Corporeal Avatar was the only exception to this rule. An Imperial Lord could create a Corporeal Avatar. Once an Essence Soul avatar merged with the Corporeal Avatar, it would become a complete lifeform.
When that happened, the avatar was no different from the true body.
If the true body died, the avatar could still live on. Furthermore, the avatar could reform the true body through cultivation. When the avatar died, the original body would remain unaffected. The Corporeal Avatar could also be re-cultivated. Due to this strange relationship, the two were as important as each other.
Although Emperor Roc, Lady Blackmoon, and Imperial Lord Starquix appeared to be in the Demon Realm, they actually had avatars roaming the outer realm.
Unfortunately, this body cultivation system is limited to the Blood Droplet realm in the human world. I can’t reach the Sage Becoming realm here. According to the legacy’s description, as long as I reach the Sage Becoming Realm, I can form a Corporeal Avatar. This physical body cultivation system granted one a physical body that was extremely powerful. A Sage Becoming realm expert’s body was in no way inferior to an Imperial Lord’s.
With a thought, the Essence Soul avatar swiftly returned to his sea of consciousness.
Meng Chuan continued painting. He hadn’t finished painting.
Liu Qiyue came into the study at noon and realized that her husband was still seriously painting. She stood by his side and watched.
In the painting, Liu Qiyue sat cross-legged as a flaming phoenix circled her, melting the surrounding snow.
How beautiful. When Liu Qiyue saw the painting, her consciousness was drawn into the illusory grotto-heaven.
The illusory grotto-heaven was blurry and inchoate.
Within the illusory grotto-heaven, she could see a woman sitting cross-legged as a phoenix flew around her. The melted snow dripped onto the ground.
With just a thought, Liu Qiyue’s consciousness left the illusion. After all, Liu Qiyue was a Regis Godfiend. Such a thing couldn’t trap her unless she wanted it to.
There’s a world inside the painting? Liu Qiyue was astonished. This is still an incomplete painting. If it’s completed, this painting will have a strong influence on one’s consciousness. Ah Chuan’s previous paintings never had such strong effects on one’s consciousness. Have his painting skills improved?
She didn’t dare disturb him and allowed him to paint carefully.
This painting took him from morning to night to complete.
At night, Meng Chuan finally stopped painting after the candle had melted halfway.
A courtyard was depicted in the painting. In the courtyard, a woman sat cross-legged. She was surrounded by a flying phoenix, thick snow, and a part of a building. The colors were vivid, and everything seemed real.
“Ah Chuan.” Liu Qiyue stared at the painting in amazement. “Why is your painting like a Black Metal Sutra? It can draw one’s consciousness into it!”
“Each brushstroke contains the Grotto-Heaven realm’s profundities. Due to this, this painting has naturally formed an illusory grotto-heaven,” said Meng Chuan with a smile. “I didn’t expect such a thing to occur before painting. From the looks of it, if my brushstrokes contain the Heaven Earth realm’s profundities, my paintings will become even more magical.” If he reached the Heaven Earth realm in the future, Meng Chuan’s paintings would reach a whole new level! When his brushstrokes contained the Heaven Earth realm’s profundities, just how magical would his paintings become? “Qiyue, keep it well,” said Meng Chuan with a smile.
“This is mine.” Liu Qiyue stared at the painting happily. The paintings that Meng Chuan painted for her every year were treasures to her.
“I’m going into seclusion tonight. You should rest early,” said Meng Chuan.
“Seclusion?” Liu Qiyue was puzzled. “Ah Chuan, you are only back for three days, yet you are still going into seclusion? Is your cultivation time so precious?” Meng Chuan smiled. “My Essence Soul became a sixth-level Essence Soul today. Therefore, I need to enter seclusion to cultivate my Essence Soul mystic techniques.”
“Became a sixth-level Essence Soul?” Liu Qiyue was shocked. She knew that only a handful in the human world’s Godfiends could attain a sixth-level Essence Soul. Although she knew that her husband was already an artistic sage when he was young, she was still rather shocked that he had attained a sixth-level Essence Soul so quickly. “I didn’t expect it either,” said Meng Chuan with a smile. “It’s a joyous occasion for my Essence Soul to break through before the final battle in the World Gap. When the time comes, I can give the demons a surprise.”
“Ah Chuan, quickly go into seclusion. Your cultivation is more important,” said Liu Qiyue immediately.
Meng Chuan nodded and left the study. He walked to a chamber beside him and pondered his next moves as he walked. How much of my Essence Soul Origins should I use to cultivate my Magic Awl this time? The final battle in the World Gap has far-reaching implications on the war. Humanity has to win the battle.
Therefore, I’ll use 30% of my Essence Soul Origins.
He didn’t dare to use more. If he used more than 30% of his Essence Soul Origins, he would begin losing memories. His perceptivity would also decrease. He might even go crazy.