Luo Yunyang immediately took a bath and selected a relaxing outfit out of the clothes his mother had prepared from him. Then, he opened the attribute regulator panel in his mind.
He noticed some minor improvement to his Mind and Speed. His strength had also increased by 2,500 kilos, and his Constitution had reached 16. This meant that Luo Yunyang's total attribute points had already risen to 37!
If all these points were converted into Power, Luo Yunyang's strength would actually be over 18,500 kilos.
One only needed a strength of 5,000 kilos to become a junior martial master.
Luo Yunyang had already met the requirements of a primary martial master. If martialists were humanity's elite, then martial masters were the cornerstone of humanity's elite.
Although martialists had an important status and were widely respected, only martial masters had the power to decide someone else's fate in the Da Alliance.
After cultivating the seventh diagram of the Ape-Dragon Blueprint, Luo Yunyang had crossed that threshold and become a martial master.
Suddenly, an urgent knocking sound was heard on his door. Luo Yunyang pondered it for a second before opening the door. Xu Zhong was standing outside looking anxious. He looked like a door god standing there.
"You ordered the Ape-Dragon Blueprint?" Xu Zhong asked loudly, grabbing Luo Yunyang.
Although Luo Yunyang was confused by Xu Zhong's reaction, he thought there was no need to hide this, so he told him the truth.
"Yeah. I have been cultivating the Ape-Dragon Blueprint for a long time, so when I saw it online, I ordered it to take a look."
"Damn it! You kids are all wet behind the ears. Did you know that 10 years ago hot-headed young martialists like you became vegetables by cultivating the last three diagrams of the Ape-Dragon Blueprint? Have you started cultivating them yet?"
As Xu Zhong reprimanded Luo Yunyang, his voice was full of concern. Luo Yunyang wanted to tell Xu Zhong that he had already started cultivating them, but Xu Zhong interrupted him by saying, "I must be crazy! If you had really tried, you wouldn't be standing here!"
"Alright, give me that book for safekeeping!" Xu Zhong suddenly slapped the top of his own head hard. "No, according to the regulations of the Da Alliance, only you can keep these items. What a headache! I have to warn you, you can only use the first six diagrams of the Ape-Dragon Blueprint. You better remember this. You are not to try to cultivate the others!"
"You kids might not know this, but when the Ape-Dragon Blueprint first started circulating, many people met a tragic end by trying to cultivate it. In the end, when Martial God Luo Kai and some other top-tier martialists tested it out, they found out that only the first six diagrams can be cultivated. The remaining ones are taboo!"
"Damn it! If it were up to me, the remaining three diagrams would be destroyed to save young men like you the trouble."
When Xu Zhong was done, Luo Yunyang decided to tell him everything. He already had his own ideas.
"How are things with you? Isn't being the Newcomer King great? Let's see what you have here. The Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques, the Ape-Dragon Blueprint, and Basic Telekinesis Cultivation!"
"A newborn calf who isn't scared of tigers! Ha ha!" Xu Zhong's sinister face seemed slightly mocking.
"You even tried to eat Steel-Scaled Python Meat. Did you just take a laxative? Ha ha! Kid, I think you should stick to useful stuff like the Alert Monkey's Seven Leaps. Let me tell you, being the Newcomer King is no fun! You will have to face some challenges soon!"
Xu Zhong had appeared and disappeared like the wind. He had come over and left hastily. Luo Yunyang couldn't help but shake his head and sigh.
He didn't find it surprising that Xu Zhong knew what he had bought. He was in charge of his team after all.
Plus, the fact that Xu Zhong had rushed over out of concern for Luo Yunyang had made a good impression on him.
Luo Yunyang had already cultivated the Howling-Ape Roaring-Dragon Technique, so he would cultivate the two remaining diagrams next. When he flipped past the Howling-Ape Roaring-Dragon Technique, he saw a picture of a violent ape facing the sky and sucking in a breath.
It was the Moon-Swallowing Devil Ape!
Compared to the Howling-Ape Roaring-Dragon Technique, the Moon-Swallowing Devil Ape required way less action.
He just had to keep the essence of the moon in his mind and train until his divine self was born...
Compared to the Howling-Ape Roaring-Dragon Technique, the chants of this diagram were longer and every line was more profound. Even though Luo Yunyang was quite intelligent, when he looked at this chant, he felt kind of stupid.
"This diagram must absolutely not be cultivated. Most people who tried to cultivate it froze to death!" The bright red words below the chant looked huge.
As Luo Yunyang raised his Mind to 35, read the chant and used the Moon-Swallowing Devil Ape, a hint of comprehension slowly appeared in his mind.
This technique used a means of absorption to swallow the moon's essence.
When the moonlight shone down from the sky, although the energy contained within it mostly dissipated, there was still quite a lot left.
What sort of cultivation technique was the Ape-Dragon Blueprint exactly?
According to the Da Alliance's explanation concerning cultivation, martialists that cultivated to the max and swallowed divine sources, thus forming a source core in their own bodies, could advance rank and become martial masters.
Based on the Da Aliance's cultivation techniques, there wasn't a need for the Moon-Swallowing Devil Ape Technique.
Luo Yunyang didn't start cultivating immediately. Instead, he kept flipping through the pages of the book until he saw the diagram of a sky dragon swallowing a sun before his eyes.
The Sun-Devouring Golden Dragon: Retrieve the yang of the sun, which is its purest energy. When you gather enough, you will be able to burn the heavens...
There were no warnings at the bottom of the page. Although it seemed safe, Luo Yunyang knew why there were no warnings.
If one were to forcibly cultivate the first two diagrams, they would already be dead, so there wouldn't be a need for a warning next to this diagram.
To cultivate, or not to cultivate?
Luo Yunyang decided to takes things slowly. Although the Howling-Ape Roaring-Dragon Technique had helped him make great progress in his cultivation base, he had only cultivated it once.
The remaining two diagrams were really dangerous, so he would wait until later to begin cultivating them.
Luo Yunyang used the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques. Although his strength was sufficient, this room was certainly not suitable for cultivating.
When he picked up the Basic Telekinesis Cultivation, he saw the same red letters inside.
"Martialists without a strong enough mind power are advised against forced cultivation. This could easily lead to permanent brain damage!"
The warning was gentle, yet intimidating.
Now that his Mind Attribute was at 35, Luo Yunyang didn't feel like an imbecile. He looked through Basic Telekinesis once and realized he could understand it somewhat.
Basic Telekinesis Cultivation seemed quite easy to him. As a matter of fact, it was basically just repeatedly grinding his own mind power.
The cultivation was divided into two phases. The first phase was when it was hard to move objects with one's mind power, while the second phase was when one could move objects with their mind.
Considering that his Mind Attribute was at 35, Luo Yunyang chose to start training from phase two.
This phase was the fastest one after all.