Mo Wen started to shout happily at his fate. Qin Xiaoyou was simply his lucky star to have chanced upon a treasure trove by taking a random fall. This journey of the cave abode was a big chance for him that would definitely affect his life.
Just based on the three segments of the martial arts teachings, it helped him link up all that he had learnt and achieve a thorough understanding of each of them. It was simply perfect as they complemented one another.
The difficulty of training the Nine Yang Scripture and Nine Yin Scripture lay in the fact that they were pursuing the ultimate mastery of both the Yin and Yang.
Training the Nine Yang Scripture required one to endure the complete immersion into the Yang-Qi. Every training required the endurance of the burning pain that the Yang-Qi sets the body on. The test of the trainee's determinedness was very strict.
It also had very high demands of the trainee's physical abilities. Normally, it required a pure Yang body filled with vigor. If not, with insufficient vigor, the foundations would not be strong and it would be easy to die prematurely.
The training of the Nine Yin Scripture was the same. It required one to endure the complete immersion into the Yin Qi. Every training required the endurance of the biting cold that the Yin Qi sets the body on and often caused the body to become as cold as ice. The cold would penetrate into the bones and was a strict test of the trainee's persistence.
Hence, the Nine Yang Scripture and Nine Yin Scripture had very high expectations of the trainee's perseverance and body constitution.
Training the two at once was only achievable by a talent with a natural gift like a demon.
However, Mo Wen was not worried because he had the Dragon Tiger Fist.
The ingenuity of the Dragon Tiger Fist lay in the fact that it consolidated the body and strengthened the vigor. Long term training of the Dragon Tiger Fist would cause one's vigor to never be prostrated.
One could say that if paired with the Dragon Tiger Fist to train the Nine Yang Scripture and Nine Yin Scripture, the restrictions on the body constitution could be ignored. As long as the perseverance was sufficient, it would allow the continued training of it and even result in a big success.
The Dragon Tiger Fist would target the internal body while the Nine Yang Scripture and Nine Yin Scripture would target the external body. This would make one undefeatable from all fronts.
The Heaven and Earth Great Shift was a divine technique of defense. Mo Wen's Overlord Fist was a mighty attack fighting technique that went unparalleled in strength. When the two were combined, the attack and defense were both settled. When meeting with an enemy, this would allow easy advancement and retreating.
Hence, Mo Wen said that the consolidation of the three classics would result in a huge beneficial cycle.
Placing down the three classical martial arts teachings in his hands, Mo Wen locked his gaze onto another Indian Sandalwood box.
There were seven pieces of oddly-shaped decree plaques. They were of different shapes and sizes, with the smallest one being the size of an infant's palm and the largest one being at least a foot long.
The material of the decree plaques was odd. They were transparent like amber and there was seemingly a flame burning fiercely within it. It was even possible to make out some faint odd shapes of words pulsating.
It was the Sacred Flame Insignia, a sacred item of the Ming Clan!
These seven pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignias were the tokens that the historical leaders of the Ming Clan brought around everywhere. Seeing them was akin to seeing the leader.
At the same time, they were the strongest divine weapons of the Ming Clan. It was said that they were casted using white gold, black iron, gold steel, and magical sand as the main materials. No other divine weapons in the world could cause any damage to it. The Ming Clan often used these materials to craft divine weapons, never before seen in the world.
However, it was only after the Leader of the 37th generation of the Ming Clan, that the true secret of the Sacred Flame Insignia was slowly unraveled.
Before the Ming dynasty, the general public of the Ming Clan all thought that there were only six pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignia, and therefore named it the Six Sacred Insignias. However, they did not know that the full set of the Sacred Flame Insignia truly consisted of seven pieces. It was just that the Ming Clan had only gotten ahold of six of the pieces.
After the Leader of the 34th generation of the Ming Clan, the Leader of the 37th generation was also a rare talent, and his achievements were only inferior to the 34th generation Leader.
He had looked into the Sacred Flame Insignia for over 10 years when he realized that the Sacred Flame Insignia was not as simple as it appeared to be on the surface. In reality, the six pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignia was not complete. From what he had hypothesized, there was likely another piece of the Sacred Flame Insignia that was still somewhere out there.
In order to solve the obscured mystery of thousands of years, the Leader of the 37th generation of the Ming Clan travelled far to the western regions to look for clues along the way, and even visited the descendants of the legendary old hermit who had casted the Sacred Flame Insignia. It was only then did he find out that the Sacred Flame Insignia had not been casted by the old hermit, but was rather obtained by chance.
Back then, the old hermit had obtained six pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignia and had a great feeling that they were magical. Thus, he labeled them as treasures and engraved his lifetime of knowledge into the Sacred Flame Insignia.
However, the old hermit did not know that the Sacred Flame Insignia he had obtained was incomplete. Hence, after he had spread the Sacred Flame Insignia, everyone in the world had always thought that there were only six pieces.
Although the mystery of the old hermit and the Sacred Flame Insignia had been solved, it had cut off the clue to finding the complete Sacred Flame Insignia. However, it was fortunate that the old hermit had told his descendants the place in which he had obtained the six pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignia.
Just based on these traces, the leader of the 37th generation of the Ming Clan had to search for 18 years, before he found the last piece of the Sacred Flame Insignia.
Mo Wen was overwhelmed with emotion as he looked at the seven pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignia in his hands. Although the expansion of the Ming Clan today had been gradually maturing and becoming more perfect as it established a system, there was no denying the countless number of ancestors who had sacrificed and put in a lot of hard work. It was a perfect representation of the saying that the predecessors dug the well for the descendants to drink the water from.
Thinking back to the depiction in the personal letter from Chang Qingfeng, Mo Wen started to assemble the seven pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignia with great agility. In the blink of an eye, the seven pieces of the Sacred Flame Insignia had been formed into one entity. The gaps between the pieces were tightly sealed and it seemed like a single entity with no hints or traces of it being put together from separate pieces.
After being assembled, the Sacred Flame Insignia looked like a hand lever and was at least a foot and a half long. The fiery red color of the glass was shining and sparkling. A ferocious, magical dragon circled on the plate, forcibly taking up space on the amber handle lever. It had a dignified and imposing manner, like the fire dragon totem of Hua Xia Country.
A look of shock flashed through Mo Wen's eyes. The fire dragon looked very lifelike and seemed to be alive. It simply had the form of the magical dragon of the totem of Hua Xia Country. How could a sacred item that was passed down from the western regions be carved with the totem of an ancient eastern country?
However, he thought about it again and it became clearer to him. Perhaps that item was something that was being passed down from the ancient eastern country. After hundreds of years of being passed around, it had once again found its way back to the ancient eastern country.
Just as Chang Qingfeng had said in the personal letter, although the leader of the 37th generation of the Ming Clan had found the seventh piece of the Sacred Flame Insignia, he still hadn't figured out who the exact person was who had casted the Sacred Flame Insignia.
Early on in the western regions before Manichaeism had been set up, the Sacred Flame Insignia had already existed on earth. It was also due to sheer coincidence that they had obtained it.
Mo Wen grasped on to the fiery red amber hand lever and his palm exerted a slight amount of strength. A crack rung out.
Suddenly, a clear voice spread through the entire secret chamber. It was loud and clear, like a dragon.
A sword suddenly extended from the front segment of the fiery-red amber hand lever that was at least two feet long. It was similarly made of the semi-translucent fiery-red amber, however, there were cold rays dancing about and anyone could see its incisiveness.
At the same time, the temperature in the secret chamber had seemingly risen by quite a bit. After the appearance of the sword, there was a continuous emanating of boiling heat.
"Such a good Sacred Fire Sword. It is indeed the world's most divine weapon."
Mo Wen was amazed as he looked at the Sacred Fire Sword in his hands. This sword simply exceeded the level of a normal divine weapon and gave people a feeling of awe.
It was rumored that the sword was a divine item passed down from the God of Fire of Ming Zun. It symbolized brightness, kindness, and represented the God of Fire getting rid of evil amongst people.
With Mo Wen's knowledge, he naturally did not think that the Sacred Fire Sword was a divine item passed down by the God of Fire. However, since the origination of this item was unusual, he could almost be sure of it.