In the course of this year, Mu Bai practiced laying his foundation again. In addition, he also practiced the Transformation Secret Art and the spiritual awareness secret art while the remaining time was spent on absorbing the leaves of the Penglai Divine Wood that Yang Chen had given him.
The leaves amounting to what a whole plant of Penglai Divine Wood had been absorbed completely by Mu Bai in only half a year. At the beginning, the speed was still relatively slow, but then it got increasingly faster. From one piece to ten and then one hundred leaves, the speed had increased more than 100 times, and the Penglai divine wood aura on his body was getting stronger and stronger.
Other cypress monsters certainly found the change on Mu Bai, but everyone did not have any heart to envy him. Mu Bai was their descendant, and the second reason was that he was the apprentice of Yang Chen. Master gives the apprentice some benefits. Others were not worthy of jealousy.
After half a year, Yang Chen began to give some small branches to Mu Bai. A bigger piece would be too much for Mu Bai. Even though he was already a master of the Jiedan realm but due to his dependence on instinct, the realm wasn’t strong enough. All the spiritual powers were re-cultivated again, and Penglai Divine Wood served to fasten the advancement as well.
After all, he had to lay the foundation for the Jiedan realm, just like Gao Yue in the past. Even if he gave up his original cultivation base to re-cultivate the spiritual powers again, it would still advance quicker.
In the past six months, Mu Bai had achieved the Qi Refining Middle Stage. Even the people who had the full postnatal spirit root like Yang Chen and Gao Yue, were also not comparable.
There was another difference the monster had from the human cultivators, especially the trees. After years of accumulation, they could very easily promote their realms without worrying about consolidation. Of course, the premise was that these accumulations were long enough, and Mu Bai meets such conditions.
In fact, a tree monster would experience thousands of years or even longer before opening their spiritual wisdom, so the accumulations later were not a problem for them at all. That was why tree monster were always getting stronger.
Yang Chen’s physique, under the attention of the tree monster, was getting increasingly tougher. Yang Chen already had the feeling that after practicing in the hurricane in the past few years, the second layer of the body refining technique had already had the trace of great accomplishment. The initial requirement of the body refining technique was 30,000 jin, then after cultivating and achieving the first layer, it would reach 300,000 jin, but after the second layer achievement, there was no detailed quantitative description. Though another word was used to call it the Mountain Picking Strength.
Before Yang Chen had effortlessly pulled the bodies of old and young cypresses directly from the ground, which had already stunned everyone.
The concept of forcefully pulling out an old cypress that had grown for thousands of years was already strange? Not to mention anything else, the huge root system may even occupy a few acres squared. The soil may also resist such pulling, and with such a large root system, this force must be terribly string. Even a slight pull would be considered an impossible achievement.
However, when Yang Chen pulled up two giant trees at that time, he experienced no resistance and easily did it in one go. What made the surrounding cypresses fear was that when Yang Chen did such, he did not use his spiritual power as evidenced by the fact that there were no spiritual fluctuations.
Perhaps the cypress monsters have no ability to feel spiritual power fluctuations of Yang Chen, or his physique, but no matter what, it was not good news for the cypresses.
Now they had seen Yang Chen’s body refining technique while he practiced in the hurricane. Only a cypress monster could know that it was due to Yang Chen’s pure physical strength. If someone could still not be convinced after watching him cutting the thick and scary huge stone pillars, or even playing set routines, the cypress monsters, facing him would never think of provoking him anymore.
They knew that, the huge stone pillar’s weight was far more than the weight of the 300,000 jin, and even the tree monsters that were known for their powers were not able to get it, let alone divert them.
Mu Bai and the old cypress tree plus the three strongest cypress monsters could work together to pick up the stone pillars that Yang Chen made. After discovering this, Mu Bai had even more admiration for his master.
Yang Chen’s body shape had reached its limit. Yang Chen knew that when he reached the realm of Mountain Picking Strength, the body would not experience a change again. The focus of the third layer of the body refining technique was to start to temper the internal organs. It had to become strong enough from the inside out which was the fundamental goal of the Yellow Turban Strongman Technique.
After practicing for another five months, Yang Chen heard a snap around his body. This sound seemed to have come from inside his body. It appeared as if only Yang Chen had heard it and as if some shackles had broken off.
His body suddenly felt relaxed, his muscles that had always been taut, seemed to have become softer after that sound. Yang Chen stopped his cultivation and gently moved his hands and feet, but he couldn’t tell the feeling of the strength in his hands. Yang Chen understood that this Yellow Turban Strongman Body Refining Technique’s Second Layer, had already reached great accomplishment.
This was a complete surprise. Before Yang Chen came here, he had never thought about how this type of cold astral wind hurricane could help his body refining technique. Unexpectedly, he finished the second layer of the body refining technique just by being in it.
The further refining of the body refining technique would be based on strengthening the internal organs, and slowly adjust the muscles back to their original state. In other words, Yang Chen’s body shape would begin to slowly recover, and he would no longer have the extremely muscular look, he was currently sporting.
After counting the days, he found that Mu Bai had been cultivating for eleven months, and in another month, Yang Chen would also have to start preparing for departure.
When Yang Chen practiced in these five months, Mu Bai did not remain idle. He swallowed up nearly two hundred branches of tiny Penglai Divine Wood plants. Now the body of Mu Bai had a trace of the pure Penglai Divine Wood aura. The cultivation speed had also become increasingly abnormal, and in less than a year, he had promoted from the initial stage of the to the late stage of the qi refining realm.
According to this progress, Mu Bai rebuilding his foundation would take only two or three more years. Maybe when Yang Chen comes back thirty years later, Mu Bai would have achieved Jiedan realm.
Looking at himself as he would soon leave, Yang Chen took Mu Bai again to the illusion array. This time, he did not pull out Penglai Divine Wood branches, but a large cup of the Four Seas Mysterious Coral Liquid.
After refining the Penglai Divine Wood with current cultivation base of Mu Bai, it was inevitable for his body to produce some impurities. The Four Seas Mysterious Coral Liquid was just the right solution to discharge these impurities, so that the road of Mu Bai’s cultivation could be smoother in the future.
Drinking the Four Seas Mysterious Coral Liquid had a different effect on Mu Bai in comparison to human cultivators. He did not experience sleep but a complete transformation in his body. He transformed into a completely mature cypress tree monster. The impurities had also been discharged as gum on its trunk.
In this state, Mu Bai has been going on for half a month. Next, Yang Chen gave him a cup of four seas mysterious coral liquid, letting Mu Bai enter this state again, and discharge more gum.
These gums were impurities in the cypress. After removing these, Mu Bai suddenly discovered the changes in his body. Although Yang Chen did not explain to him the preciousness of the four seas mysterious coral liquid, Mu Bai also understood that this was not something that was easy to get. For the love from his master, the cypress felt inexhaustible.
Once again, he answered a question about the cultivation of the cypress demons and finally the time arrived when Yang Chen was leaving. Although Yang Chen came here in a very unreasonable way, but after a year of getting along, these cypresses still had some reluctance with parting ways.
“Intensify your cultivation, wait until the achievement of the demon body, thirty years later, I will personally bring you back to the sect”.” Yang Chen once again made a promise to the group of cypress trees to say goodbye, driving his flying sword, embarked on his return to the central lands.
It was very rare for people to come here, even the monster race rarely come here, the cypress demons were very safe. For thirty years, for the cultivators, it was just a blink of an eye. He believed that everyone would be able to meet again soon.
Although these cypress demons have been inferior in strength, he believed that after coming to the Pure Yang Palace, the spirit power was abundant there and the old tree demon could give them pointers. They would definitely be the best “serving” guardian of the mountain gate.
Not only that, if they could keep up with Yang Chen, a fast-moving master, and overcome the shortcomings of their slow action, even if they attacked the monster race Immortal’s Cave, they could also become the main force.
Now he had completed the First Wood True Secret Art and won the inheritance of the second city lord of the monster race. He has also conquered such a group of cypress demons, and received the future monstrous talent Mu Bai as his disciple, and also accidentally practiced the body refining technique second layer to success, for Yang Chen at a glance, it was really rewarding.
Calculating the time, he seem to have not been with Sun Qingxue for more than 30 years and have not seen her for forty years. With Yang Chen’s understanding of Sun Qingxue cultivation, this time, Sun Qingxue must have already condensed her golden Dan, it’s time to take a look at this little girl.
When Yang Chen was chased by Luo Yuan, there was no news of him. Everyone thought that Yang Chen had already faced misfortune so Sun Qingxue and Shi Shanshan went into mourning for him. This kind of affection, Yang Chen had no idea how to repay it. Even if there was a last hurdle in his heart, it doesn’t stop him from feeling a little bit of gimmicks, and it doesn’t prevent him from going to see the little girl.
The hurricane area was also able to quench the body. Yang Chen just flew in the right direction and waited until the hurricane area was reached, only then did he call the shuttle and flew in the direction of the Blue Cloud Sect.
From the Pure Yang Palace to the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, just on the road, Yang Chen took a whole year, looking for Mu Bai, there was a year spent on the road, but in the following year, Yang Chen was refining his body mostly. This return trip did not take such a long time, just one year, he returned to the central lands.
Originally,A’Zhu and A’Bi estimated that under the direct soaking of the first wood true essence spiritual solution, the Penglai divine woods would open their spiritual wisdom after one year and could enter the cultivation state. However, it was clear that both A’Zhu and A’Bi have underestimated the power of the Penglai divine woods and underestimated the conditions that the Penglai divine woods needs to open their spiritual wisdom.
Although Yang Chen has been cultivated in the most powerful way, these Penglai divine woods did open their spiritual wisdom one by one after Yang Chen returned to central plains.
Feeling the movement in the “medicine” garden, Yang Chen hurriedly stopped the shuttle found a safe place and directly went into the second layer of the “medicine” garden.
A’Zhu and A’Bi came to see him at the first time, and then stood with Yang Chen on the side of the first wood true essence spiritual solution, waiting for the spiritual wisdom of the Penglai divine woods to open.
Soon there was a change in the Penglai divine woods. On the straight and smooth trunk, suddenly there were two more things like tree shrews. Then the thing moved, and Zhang opened it. It showed a pair of huge eyes and it looked around. Later, at a glance, Yang Chen was seen, and in the eyes it showed a happy light.
In Yang Chen’s sea of consciousness, there was a sudden increase in consciousness and a feeling of joy. Yang Chen was also happy, directly passed on his thought, let him enjoy the full drink of the first wood true essence spiritual liquid. At the same time he passed on the three secret arts, the ones that were also passed to the cypresses of the cypress demon family.
Those were the foundations of their cultivation, some of the advanced cultivation methods that Yang Chen knows were all from the spiritual world. At least they must be able to cultivate to the Yuanying stage to be able to practice it. Although the Penglai divine wood was powerful, but they have just opened up their spiritual wisdom, it was better to use these foundation laying cultivation methods first.
Naturally, they had absolute trust in Yang Chen. This Penglai divine wood demon immediately began to practice according to Yang Chen’s instructions. Soon, the second Penglai divine wood opened his eyes.
In this case, Yang Chen would not be so thick skinned to favour one above the other, all the cultivation methods were passed down,still soothing, pointing to practice.
Next,was the third, the fourth, it continued to the twenty-fourth. Each one was treated the same. These Penglai divine woods open their eyes to see Yang Chen, there was Yang Chen’s aura in the heart. It was natural to regard Yang Chen as theirs master.
“Master, the rest of these, would not open their spiritual wisdom again.” A’Zhu saw that Yang Chen was still waiting, and gently reminded him.
Not all Penglai divine woods could become monster cultivators, and the rest of them were the corners of the box that was made of the land at that time. There may be some damage, so there was no way to cultivate them. Among the first wood true essence spiritual liquid pool, there were still seven Penglai divine woods that were growing vigorously, but they could only be Penglai divine woods, and it was impossible to become a Penglai tree demon.
This result would inevitably make Yang Chen somewhat regrettable, but Yang Chen also knew that the sky was still incomplete and he couldn’t demand too much. There were twenty-four Penglai tree demon, which was unbelievable to the extreme.
Especially when these Penglai tree demons began to practice the foundation laying cultivation methods in the first wood true essence spiritual liquid pool, the speed of their advancement made Yang Chen stunned.
It took more than a year to rebuild cultivation base of the monstrous talent Mu Bai who was in the Jiedan stage,it took more than a year to build the foundation. However, these Penglai tree demons in front of them only broke through the qi refining early stage in just two days, they entered the middle of the qi refining stage.
Being connected with the consciousness of the Penglai Tree Demons, Yang Chen certainly knew that these Penglai divine woods had no problems at all. However, the speed of their advancement was too much shocking, it was indeed a powerful tree named after the gods.
In Yang Chen’s mind, he suddenly thought about the «Heavenly Cycle Constellation Great Formation» left by a Divine Immortal in the Immortal Executioner Stage Divine. It seems that this array was to be used by twenty-four masters who were quite versatile and tacit and had the same cultivation base.
Twenty-four Penglai tree demons, they took the same day to open their spiritual wisdom, while simultaneously cultivating, the nature of their cultivation was quite similar. As for the tacit understanding, because of the communication with Yang Chen, the twenty-four Penglai tree demons could almost be said to be a conjoined body, and their mind was intertwined. This Great Formation was simply tailored for them. 5 Best Chinese Romance Books of 2018 So Far