A martial grandmaster breakthrough required both an accumulation of experience and an element of luck.
This was something that Luo Yunyang had heard from Teacher Xie. According to Teacher Xie, 10 years ago, when he had been just a top-notch martial master, a coincidental chance had allowed his source core to break through his body's binds and turn him into a martial grandmaster.
Becoming a martial grandmaster didn't just depend on physical capabilities and accumulated experience. A slight comprehension and understanding were also necessary. If someone lacked this aptitude, they would find it difficult to break through the boundaries of a martial grandmaster even if their body had accumulated enough energy.
This was also why there were so few martial grandmasters in the world after so many years.
Luo Yunyang grasped the piece of wood filled with boundless vitality and used the Youthful Emperor's Secret Art Of Longevity once again. Waves of energy quickly assimilated with the wood-based life source core within his body. Unfortunately, he had absorbed too much energy this time, so the absorption rate of his wood-based life source core was diminishing.
Most of the energy started to converge in the area around the source core.
The area around the source core, which looked like a nebula, kept gaining more and more energy and becoming even more concentrated. In his mind, Luo Yunyang could see that a portion of energy had even congealed into some form of liquid.
Break through, break through!
Luo Yunyang knew that he had already reached the path to becoming a martial grandmaster. As long as he broke through this obstacle, he would be able to advance immediately!
However, this barrier seemed extremely firm. Although the power Luo Yunyang exerted collided frantically against the formless barrier, there was no change whatsoever.
The green vitality kept flowing from that piece of wood and into Luo Yunyang's body.
Half an hour later, Luo Yunyang sensed that the energy this strange piece of wood was able to provide had started to drop.
If this energy was used for cultivation, a meticulous effort would surely allow Luo Yunyang's wood-based life source core to reach the peak state of a martial master.
If Luo Yunyang dedicated a period of time to gaining experience, then when the conditions were right, he would advance to a martial grandmaster. However, trying to overcome this barrier now was wasting a really big amount of energy.
If this went on, the final result wouldn't be good.
If he wasn't able to advance to a martial grandmaster this time, then he didn't know when he would get another chance. As Luo Yunyang became anxious, he suddenly remembered his attribute regulator.
He didn't know what the power of his source cores was after the last adjustments and whether it would be able to help him with the breakthrough.
Power: 370 (Fire: 0, Ice: 0, Wood: 352)
Constitution: 13 (Golden Body: 0, Fire: 0, Ice: 0)
His three Power sub attributes had all increased along with his Power and been transferred to his wood attribute.
Although there were no changes to his wood-based source core, Luo Yunyang could sense that the wood power within his body had increased about four to five times.
Luo Yunyang gathered all his power and used it against the barrier obstructing his body's source power from linking with the sky and earth.
Suddenly, his frantic use of the Youthful Emperor's Secret Art Of Longevity started to greedily absorb the energy within that strange piece of wood.
After what sounded like the roar of a thunder, Luo Yunyang sensed waves of energy maniacally pour from the sky and earth all around him and into his body.
When this energy entered his body, Luo Yunyang felt his entire body relax. He suddenly felt a fluttering feeling, as though he was about to fly.
The sky and earth all around him seemed to assimilate with him and become one. Every single move of the sky and earth seemed to be under his control.
This feeling was extremely invigorating.
In the past, Luo Yunyang's perception of his surroundings had relied entirely on his mind power. However, the changes he sensed all around him now seemed to be some sort of instinct.
In a moment, all the sixth factor within 50 meters of Luo Yunyang flowed steadily into his body. This energy passed through his source cores and tempered his body.
In the past, the source power in Luo Yunyang's body had been like a tree without roots and a river without a source. However, the external world had now become the roots of his tree and the source of his river.
It was like a never-ending stream!
A martial grandmaster was as strong as a squadron of 10,000 soldiers. Although Luo Yunyang had previously had some doubts about this, he didn't anymore.
A top-notch martial master might be strong, but being surrounded and besieged by thousands of enemies would exhaust them. However, martial grandmasters could absorb energy from the air around them, so their power was naturally never exhausted.
Luo Yunyang was pleasantly surprised when he brandished his palms. The green source power converged in the air before him, forming a large, meter-long palm that was sent smashing into the ground.
Normally, Luo Yunyang would only have been able to use this sort of power-expelling method around three or four times. However, after using this move, whatever energy he had used was replenished in the time it took him to take 10 breaths.
Luo Yunyang felt so refreshed when he sensed the unlimited energy in his body that he felt the impulse to soar into the sky.
That will do, martial grandmaster!
Luo Yunyang quickly quashed that impulse. A brand new martial grandmaster that had just broken through the sky and earth barrier shouldn't display his power, but rather hone his foundation until it was solid.
Luo Yunyang used the Youthful Emperor's Secret Art Of Longevity once again. However, this time it wasn't a martial master technique, but the technique of a brand new martial grandmaster.
Wave after wave of vast Qi gushed from the sky and earth and entered through the Guanyuan acupuncture point that had split open, flowing frantically into Luo Yunyang's body.
When this energy entered, a crust appeared around Luo Yunyang's source core, which had already reached its peak before the breakthrough. This crust wrapped around the source core and made it several times larger in an instant.
The green source core grew to the size of a chicken egg.
Three days later, Luo Yunyang, who had been immersed in his cultivation, finally opened his eyes. He felt extremely sensitive. Not even a single blade of grass swaying in the wind within 50 meters of him was able to escape his eyes.
He had broken through the boundaries of a martial grandmaster!
Luo Yunyang opened the attribute regulator in his mind once again. Although he had already prepared mentally for what he would see, when he saw the changes in the figures, his expression changed dramatically.
Power: 700 (Fire: 46, Ice: 45, Wood: 503)
Constitution: 204 (Golden Body: 81, Fire: 5, Ice: 5, Wood: 13)
Although Luo Yunyang wasn't very surprised by the emergence of a wood-based Constitution, the improvement of his Power was really too much.
The difference between a martial grandmaster and an ordinary martial master was evident solely through the changes in their power.
Luo Yunyang's eyes glowed when he saw the changes in his Power. Even though these attributes were a huge resource for a normal martial master, Luo Yunyang believed that he needed even more of these resources.
Practising a few techniques of the Heaven-Battling Ape-Dragon Chart and some Mind Telekinesis methods would no longer be a problem for him.