Unparalleled After Ten Consecutive Draws - Chapter 249
Chu Kuangren left the Ancient Battlefield after keeping the jade talisman safe.
Throughout his journey, he no longer had frequent encounters with other tormented souls. It was evident that most of the tormented souls were drawn to his Innate Ferocious Crystal, and he annihilated them immediately.
However, since the Ancient Battlefield was connected to a stream of unending rage qi and ferocious qi, it would only be a matter of time before the tormented souls return.
“Master, you’re back.”
Back in Sunsoil City, Lan Yu’s eyes lit up upon Chu Kuangren’s return.
Chu Kuangren nodded.
In the next few days, he began to refine the Innate Ferocious Crystal which contained a concentrated reserve of innate ferocious qi. Once it was refined, it would allow Chu Kuangren’s Infallible Tormented Physique to be enhanced even further.
On this day.
Chu Kuangren had finished refining the Innate Ferocious Crystal.
A burst of terrifying ferocious qi erupted from his body and upwards into the sky. It spread so wide that more than half of Sunsoil City could sense its presence.
Every cultivator was shocked when they felt the ferocious qi.
“What a terrifying ferocious qi!”
“This ferocious qi does not have the usual rage qi that’s associated with the tormented souls. But if it isn’t the tormented souls, then what else can it be?”
“I’ve never seen such pure ferocious qi in my many years at the Ancient Battlefield. Where exactly did it come from?”
The thick ferocious qi spread vastly across the sky as its violent Daoist Rhymes spread through the void. The citizens felt as if they could hear a loud battle roar echoing from an ancient time. It was filled with a boundless ferocious qi and battle intent!
After a while, the transformation slowly disappeared.
In the inn’s room.
Chu Kuangren opened his eyes and let out a contemptuous smile as he felt his body gushing with a boundless source of tormented qi.
“Sixty percent completed!”
“Now that my Infallible Tormented Physique has reached sixty-percent progress, I can probably battle a Sage just by leveraging on this physique alone.”
“It deserves to be one of the top ten Daoist Physiques among the Three-Thousand Physiques!”
Chu Kuangren murmured.
Without taking into account his other techniques, Chu Kuangren now possessed three different kinds of Daoist Physiques — the Golden Jade Body, the Exquisite Nine Orifices Sword Heart, and the Infallible Tormented Physique.
It was terrifying enough for a person to possess three unique Daoist Physiques. What more, the latter two ones that Chu Kuangren possessed were Supreme Daoist Physiques!
Besides that, he also possessed an incomplete form of Transcendent Coalescence Daoist Physique.
Although having three and a half Daoist Physiques did not make him undefeatable in the whole world, it was enough to place him beyond the rest of the younger generation cultivators in Firmament Star!
“Well, I’m now the Black Heaven Sect Leader, which is a status far higher than a typical fellow youngster, yet I keep comparing myself with people of the same generation. Hehe, I need to shift my mindset and aim higher.”
Chu Kuangren smiled.
No one of the same generations could rival him.
He must set his sight on cultivators who had at least become a Sage.
“Let’s begin today’s gacha roll.”
“Congratulations, Host. You’ve earned a Starlight Tier technique, Giant Palm of Exorcism!”
To Chu Kuangren, a Starlight Tier technique may now be insignificant, but there was no harm in acquiring more techniques.
Chu Kuangren was mildly surprised by the description upon acquiring the technique. Just like the Tathagata Rebirth Mantra, the Giant Palm of Exorcism was also a form of Buddhist Technique.
“Looks like I can’t deny myself as a Buddhist cultivator anymore.”
Chu Kuangren laughed and shook his head.
“Lan Yu, pack up, we’re getting ready to leave.”
Chu Kuangren said to Lan Yu.
He had had his fair shares of adventures in the Ancient Battlefield and had reaped many Opportunities of Fortune from it. Perhaps the biggest of them all was the Infallible Tormented Physique.
“Alright.” Lan Yu nodded.
The duo then prepared to leave town.
However, they bumped into Wu Ye at the entrance.
“Teacher,” greeted Wu Ye as he bowed towards Chu Kuangren.
“Greetings, Master Wu Ye. I’m afraid I can’t share my Buddhist Techniques with you today. We’re in the midst of leaving this place,” said Chu Kuangren.
“Leaving? Where do you plan to go, teacher?”
“Just roaming around.”
Wu Ye’s eyes lit up. “Actually, the Abbot did send a message to have me invite you back to Thunder Temple. If you don’t mind, perhaps you can join me, Teacher.”
“Master Hui Xin sent an invitation?”
Hui Xin was the current Abbot of Thunder Temple.
Chu Kuangren gave it some thoughts before he agreed. “Sure.”
After all, he had nothing better to do. Perhaps a visit to Azure Dragon Domain’s largest sacred land of Buddhism did not sound too bad. Chu Kuangren had once heard that the vegetarian meals served in Thunder Temple were quite good.
With that, they left the Ancient Battlefield.
Chu Kuangren, Lan Yu, and Wu Ye set foot towards the Thunder Temple.
Considering that there was a significant distance between the Thunder Temple and the Ancient Battlefield, Chu Kuangren summoned the Illusive Mirage to speed up their journey.
Wu Ye looked at the enormous Illusive Mirage before him and could not help but gulp in awe. Had a Black Heaven Sect Leader always enjoyed such a grand perk?!
It was not even a day before the trio arrived at the Thunder Temple.
A few novice monks were raking dried leaves before the entrance.
The sky became dark all of the sudden.
“It’s getting dark now. Is it going to rain?”
A novice monk looked up and was immediately dumbfounded. “Oh dear, what… What is this thing?”
Above them was the enormous Illusive Mirage that covered the entire sky and blocked all the sunlight, exerting a majestic impression upon its surroundings.
Then, the Illusive Mirage reduced into a single orb and vanished.
Three figures descended from above.
“Brother Wu Ye.”
A novice monk noticed Wu Ye amongst the trio and greeted him.
At that moment.
Inside the Thunder Temple.
Within a worship hall, the current Abbot of Thunder Temple, Master Hui Xin, abruptly opened his eyes and smiled. “A distinguished guest has arrived.”
He stood up and put on his Kasaya before he headed towards the entrance.
Under Wu Ye’s guidance, Chu Kuangren and Lan Yu took in the surrounding scenery as they entered the Thunder Temple.
Situated among the mountains, the ancient temple had a serene and peaceful atmosphere.
“This is the back mountain area of the Thunder Temple where we usually cultivate. The other side is where the Mahavira Hall and Buddha Halls are, where pilgrims come and worship…” Wu Ye gave Chu Kuangren an introduction.
Aside from the pilgrims, Thunder Temple rarely saw any visitors, let alone had them in the less accessible area of the back mountains.
Many monks were curious when they saw Chu Kuangren and Lan Yu.
“Who are those two? They have such beautiful features. Could it be a reincarnation of the Buddhas?”
“Amitabha, the back mountain area of this temple is a serene location, how could they simply allow a lady in?”
“I recognize her, she’s Young Emperor Lan Yu.”
“Young Emperor? Then that’s fine.”
“The person beside her is Chu Kuangren from the Black Heaven Sect.”
“Why is he here?”
The monks engaged in quiet gossip.
At that moment, an elder monk in a golden Kasaya came and bowed slightly towards Chu Kuangren. “Forgive me for not receiving you at the main entrance, Black Heaven Sect Leader.”
“There’s no need for too much formality, Master. Wu Ye mentioned that it was you who invited me here, I wonder if there’s anything I can do for you?” Chu Kuangren smiled as he said.
“We can talk about it later. It’s probably been a long journey for you. I’ve instructed someone to prepare some vegetarian meals and we can talk about this after the meal.”
“Sounds good. I’ve heard that the vegetarian meals in this temple are extraordinary, I must taste it for my own,” Chu Kuangren said with a smile.
The vegetarian meals of Thunder Temple were indeed extraordinary. It included spirit grains that were rich in spiritual energies and they utilized many spiritual herbs. Although it seemed like a normal vegetarian meal, it was incredibly nutritious and delicious.
Chu Kuangren and Lan Yu ate several servings.
“Brother Chu, I’ve heard that you’re well-versed in the ways of Buddhism. I’ve invited you here today in hopes of sparring with you.”
Hui Xin said after everyone had finished their meals.