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"Oh? Combat Sacred Body?" Yi Yun's heart stirred when he heard that. He knew that Old Snake's Combat Sacred Body was a powerful technique. He had seen the battle between Old Snake and the Myriad God Patriarch with his own eyes. It was a dazzling scene, as though a god of war had descended.
"Hehe, Kid, I know that after you obtained the Dragon Emperor Technique, you probably feel elated with success. You won't think highly of ordinary cultivation techniques, but this Combat Sacred Body of mine is not a cultivation technique but a mystic art!"
"This mystic art is the greatest opportunity I have chanced upon in my life. The cultivation technique I cultivated in can’t exactly be considered a good one. It’s at the level of the 'Ten Thousand Fey Divine Canon.’ If I had something good, why would I be so eager to obtain the Dragon Emperor Technique? But when I combined this ordinary cultivation technique with Combat Sacred Body, it gave me the ability to challenge a Godly Monarch!"
"Challenge a Godly Monarch?" Yi Yun gasped deeply.
"It was all in the past." Old Snake shook his head. He seemed somewhat wistful recalling the glorious days before he was injured.
Yi Yun remained silent. He knew how much Old Snake yearned to reach the peak of martial arts. He had suffered a serious injury and experienced a drop in cultivation realms as a result. Perhaps, he had lost all hope of seeking the peak of martial arts. It would have been understandable considering the setback Old Snake received.
Old Snake believed that the Dragon Emperor Technique would be a turning point for him. Unfortunately, the Dragon Emperor Technique demanded the cultivator to have vibrant vital potential. With Old Snake's advanced age, it was difficult for his cultivation to bear much fruit.
Yi Yun secretly decided that if he could become a Godly Monarch, he would seek out means to help Old Snake and cure him of his injuries.
"I previously mentioned that the Combat Sacred Body is extraordinary because it augments other cultivation techniques. In the martial world, there are many kinds of cultivation techniques but there are very few mystic arts!"
"If powers exercised from a cultivation technique have a might of ten, then when augmented by my Combat Sacred Body, their might can become more than ten or even several tens! Of course, the higher grade the cultivation technique, the harder it is for Combat Sacred Body to enhance it. Perhaps it would only enhance the might by twenty to thirty percent. But for top cultivation techniques, just twenty or thirty percent is a staggering increase!" Old Snake said proudly.
Yi Yun fully understood what he was getting at. For example, if the Dragon Emperor Technique was enhanced by ten percent, just that ten percent was already more powerful than an ordinary cultivation technique that was enhanced by tens of times.
"Kid, watch carefully. How much you can comprehend depends on your perception. This Combat Sacred Body isn't easy to learn. If you can't pick it up, then even spending hundreds or thousands of years would be pointless. And even those who can pick it up have to go through an arduous process just to obtain a little success!"
As Old Snake spoke, golden light burst out of his body. The way to teach Combat Sacred Body was very unique. Typical cultivation techniques came with textual manuals, but Combat Sacred Body had none. It required the teacher to demonstrate it directly. This also limited the heritage of the Combat Sacred Body. Such a mystic art could easily be lost to time.
Back when Old Snake learned the Combat Sacred Body, he had entered an ancient battlefield. There, the worldly laws had naturally recorded the scenes of ancient Godly Monarchs battling. Old Snake spent a century on that ancient battlefield and through watching the battle projections, he learned the Combat Sacred Body!
Time passed until, in a blink of an eye, it was summer. The Myriad God Ridge's main peak was filled with an abundance of greenery, with fields of flowers vying to be the prettiest. The array formation that had been stopped was reactivated, and Jade Emperor Palace was being rebuilt. The Myriad God Ridge appeared to be flourishing.
For the past few months, the Myriad God Ridge closed itself to outsiders to settle its internal affairs. It no longer held disciple recruitment drives.
Yi Yun also moved out of Sunken Moon Tower and into Jade Emperor Palace. The palace that symbolized the highest power and authority in Myriad God Ridge had been rebuilt with Mystic Numinous White Jade. All the Myriad God Ridge Elders had gone to great effort to ensure that Yi Yun was satisfied with the reconstruction of Jade Emperor Palace.
They carefully enshrined Yi Yun, who was the true owner. They were a lot more subservient than they were to Myriad God Patriarch, afraid that their days would be miserable the moment they displeased Yi Yun.
Yi Yun stayed in the Jade Emperor Palace for no other reason than that he needed space to control the Ascending Dragon Cauldron. The Sunken Moon Tower was too small while there was a gigantic square in front of Jade Emperor Palace. It gave enough room for the Ascending Dragon Cauldron to fly around easily.
For half a year, Yi Yun was still unable to store the Ascending Dragon Cauldron in his body. He felt helpless for he knew that the Dragon Emperor bloodline in him was not pure enough.
Although he was already the owner of the Ascending Dragon Cauldron, he was still far from being able to fully control the Ascending Dragon Cauldron.
Just a month ago, Yi Yun had managed to barely use his will to shrink the Ascending Dragon Cauldron to a foot tall, allowing him to keep it in his interspatial ring. That was his limit.
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron was not to be underestimated. Every time he stored it in his interspatial ring, Yi Yun would feel the interspatial ring tremble as though the space within could not withstand it.
"From the looks of it, my bloodline is still inadequate. I need to remedy this as fast as possible. To cultivate the Dragon Emperor Technique, I must raise the purity of my bloodline."
Yi Yun made his plans. In fact, over the past half year, Yi Yun had been cultivating the Dragon Emperor Technique and Combat Sacred Body while also practicing his control of the Ascending Dragon Cauldron.
When it came to his cultivation of the Combat Sacred Body, Old Snake's jaw nearly dropped.
Old Snake had previously mentioned that very few people could cultivate the Combat Sacred Body, that it would be useless no matter how much one worked at it if they lacked talent. Even those with talent had to cultivate for at least ten years.
But in the past half year, Yi Yun was already able to inject the golden light into his arms and produce a portion of the Combat Sacred Body's might. Although he was still found lacking when compared to Old Snake, his achievements could be used in actual combat. This was already the 'little success' that Old Snake had previously mentioned.
However, Yi Yun found it normal. Old Snake's Combat Sacred Body was masculine in nature, it aligned with Yang. Hence, it was only suitable for men. And with Yi Yun cultivating pure Yang laws and having a Nine-treasured Dao Palace, along with his high perception, he cultivated it for double the results with half the effort.
But Old Snake nearly could not accept it. The kid was great at making others feel puny. Back on the ancient battlefield, Old Snake was a high-spirited and peerless youth with excellent talent. Yet he spent a hundred years to comprehend the Combat Sacred Body. He was much slower than Yi Yun.
"From the looks of it, through my demonstrations, the Combat Sacred Body has already turned increasingly profound but easy to master. I have simplified the esoteric aspects of it! It was all because I gave such a good demonstration that you comprehended it so quickly," Old Snake said as he held his chin while looking at the almost blindingly golden light that shimmered from Yi Yun's arms.
Yi Yun was amused but he did not rebut him. As long as the old man was happy.
However, Yi Yun was somewhat interested in the ancient battlefield that Old Snake had previously mentioned.
He believed that if he could watch the clash between two ancient Godly Monarchs, he would definitely benefit immensely.
The Combat Sacred Body he cultivated was, in the end, derived from Old Snake's own comprehensions. If he saw the projections in person, he would probably gain more. It would also be truer to the actual Combat Sacred Body.
However, gaining entry to that ancient battlefield was not easy and not something he should have been thinking of at present.
There were many things Yi Yun needed to do. Just the cultivation of the Dragon Emperor Technique took up a lot of Yi Yun’s time and effort.
Besides, Yi Yun also planned on heading to the Seven Desolates to confirm the news regarding Lin Xintong.
The Seven Desolates was Bai Yueyin's territory. He did not know what Bai Yueyin's cultivation level was, but she was definitely at a realm much higher than his. Yi Yun had a premonition that searching for Lin Xintong in the Seven Desolates would not be a simple task. In front of the massive entity known as the White Lunar Divine Empire, his strength was paltry. Every increase in his strength added a level of safety.
As Yi Yun was pondering over the matter, Duanmu Qingwen walked over. She gave a casual bow and said, "Young Master, an ambassador from Clear Lunar Island wishes to visit."
Although Yi Yun was already sect master, Duanmu Qingwen was used to calling Yi Yun young master. Her impression of Yi Yun was just too different from that of the typical old-looking sect master.
"Oh? Clear Lunar Island…"
Yi Yun naturally knew of the Clear Lunar Island. In the Calm Seas, there were a few powerful factions. Three of them, the Myriad God Ridge, Clear Lunar Island, and the Heavenly Pivot Chapter were equal. Ranked after them was the White Rock Conservatory.
Clear Lunar Island was situated in the vast sea and was based on a single island that spanned about five hundred kilometers. Among the few powerful factions, the Clear Lunar Island had the fewest disciples, numbering a few thousand.
However, the few thousand disciples were specially selected. Any random disciple of theirs would have talent most Myriad God Ridge inner-sect disciples could not compare with.
"What is the purpose of the Clear Lunar Island's visit?"
"That I do not know… Young Master, you are sect master so Elder Sun got me to inform you."
Yi Yun stroked his chin. Indeed, although he had become Myriad God Ridge's sect master, he had yet to act as one. Other than living in Jade Emperor Palace, he was usually cultivating in seclusion. Any matters pertaining to running the Myriad God Ridge were left to the various Grand Elders.
However, for a sect that was Myriad God Ridge's equal to send ambassadors, the discussions could not be only left to the Elders. He still needed to be kept in the loop.
"Qingwen, let Elder Sun make the arrangements."