An immense pang of hunger interrupted Luo Yunyang's train of thought. He grabbed a Gold Bodhi and stuffed it in his mouth without hesitation.
Luo Yunyang didn't dare eat too many Gold Bodhis, as each one was worth 1,000,000 points. However, as he devoured the Gold Bodhi, he realized that he simply couldn't stop himself.
One, two, three...
When over 10 Gold Bodhis were in his stomach, Luo Yunyang felt as though he had just stepped out of Hell.
Being hungry was just too unpleasant.
In the past, Luo Yunyang would have used the Howling-Ape Roaring-Dragon Technique to absorb the energy of the Gold Bodhi, yet now he felt as if his own stomach had become a giant blender. In just 15 minutes, all the Gold Bodhis had already been broken down.
It was lucky that Luo Yunyang had collected the Gold Bodhis. Otherwise...
Luo Yunyang opened the attribute regulator with a sigh and reset his attributes back to normal before studying the panel seriously.
Luo Yunyang's Power had always been the highest, yet this time, his Constitution had risen to 35.
What exactly was this moonlight that he had absorbed? Could refining it have made such a huge impact on his attributes?
There also seemed to be some sort of energy left behind in the dantian position of his body.
As Luo Yunyang pondered this, he quickly raised his Mind Attribute to 40. Unfortunately, he regretted this adjustment as soon as it was completed.
Luo Yunyang's growling stomach made him feel as though he was on the verge of crumbling. What was happening to him?
He had already eaten a bunch of Gold Bodhi, when he suddenly caught sight of a Golden Deer in the distance.
Golden Deer Meat isn't bad!
After an hour, all that was left of the Golden Deer, which weighed over 100 kilos, was its bones. Luo Yunyang was sweating profusely as he sat on the ground.
However, he still hadn't eaten his fill. He was actually sweating from hunger. When the Golden Deer entered his belly, it didn't seem to have any effect.
Luo Yunyang started eating the Gold Bodhis ravenously.
His stomach only felt better after he had devoured all the Gold Bodhis on that tree.
His Power suddenly hit 33, which meant that his strength was sufficient for him to start cultivating the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques.
Luo Yunyang brought along the manual of the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques and the last three diagrams of the Ape-Dragon Blueprint wherever he went. Now that he met the strength requirements of the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques, he could finally flip open the manual he had resolved to only cultivate when he was ready.
When he saw Luo Kai's handwriting, which was as sharp as a sword, Luo Yunyang couldn't help but gasp in admiration. Although these words didn't contain Luo Kai's true intent, Luo Yunyang was still able to gain quite a lot from them.
"When one cuts mountains and splits apart peaks, power converges. One force soars the sky, and another force cuts the mountains. When eight forces gather, mountains and rivers open..."
The beginning of the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques was the main outline of the manual. The contents of the main outline were not written in Luo Kai's handwriting, but in a standard computer font.
This made Luo Yunyang extremely disappointed.
He read the main outline of the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques quietly and then shut his eyes. His Mind had already reached 4, so if he saw anything, he would be able to remember it clearly.
The Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques were a total of eight layers of concealed force!
Without a strength of 15,000 kilos, one would simply not be able to generate that concealed force. Using the Mountain-Splitting Techniques forcefully could easily hurt one's vital force and result in serious injuries. If the force was excessive, it could even lead to total paralysis.
Luo Yunyang raised his Mind Attribute to 50 to comprehend the content of the main outline faster.
Although he had not started cultivating the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques yet, he sensed that if he could put the incisive true intent he had comprehended at the Rising Dragon Army Chang'an General Headquarters to use here, everything would go even smoother.
"First Mountain-Cutting Strike!"
The contents of the first diagram were very simple, but the main outline of the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques made practising this strike very difficult.
Luo Yunyang's IQ had already surpassed the majority of other humans in the world, so as soon as he studied it, he became proficient in every single movement of the First Mountain-Cutting Strike.
When he gathered his strength, he unleashed the First Mountain-Cutting Strike the way he envisioned it. Luo Yunyang felt that almost all his movements were accurate, yet the strike he threw out didn't generate the concealed force.
His strength was still the same it had been before!
Was his harmonization wrong, or was his comprehension false? After meticulously going over the manual of the Eight Mountain-Splitting Techniques a few more times, Luo Yunyang threw another First Mountain-Cutting Strike.
Seems like some concealed force has already been generated. No, the concealed force had already appeared, but it hadn't blended in with my fists. As a result, the strength of this strike didn't increase. Instead, it decreased the strength of his body by a considerable amount.
I have to practise it again!
Wrong, still wrong… There is something slightly wrong here...
These thoughts flashed through Luo Yunyang's head as he kept brandishing his fists like an untiring machine.
Finally, as the last rays of the scorching sun fell, Luo Yunyang's fist struck the trunk of a fir tree about as thick as a human's waist.
BOOM! As the huge tree fell to the ground, a hint of rapt ecstacy appeared in Luo Yunyang's eyes.
Mission accomplished! He had finally managed to cultivate the first layer of concealed force. Luo Yunyang stared at his own fists. There were no traces of injury on them, but when the blood-red rays of the setting sun shone down on his fists, they looked like a blood-red gemstone.
When Luo Yunyang's gaze fell on the horizontally-cut tree stump, a hint of doubt appeared on his face.
A layer of ice crystals had appeared where the tree stump had been cut!
When his palm touched the layer of crystals, Luo Yunyang felt an intimate feeling in his heart. It was like he and those ice crystals were close comrades.
As he thought about it, some cold Qi appeared within Luo Yunyang's palm.
It was the 46th Source Core.
His strength actually had an attribute now!
According to the Da Alliance's theory, the only way of allowing one's strength to possess different sorts of attributes was by taking source fluid and awakening the source core within one's body.
Luo Yunyang had just cultivated the Ape-Dragon Blueprint's eight diagram, also known as the Moon-Swallowing Devil Ape, which had allowed his strength to acquire an ice attribute.
Did this mean that there had already been a source core within his body?
What sort of grade and level was this cultivated source core at?
Luo Yunyang muttered to himself as he brandished his fist again and performed the First Mountain-Cutting Strike once more!
The instant he launched that strike, his power converged, yet it did not gather right away in his arms. Instead, it converged and surged out of his diantian and into his arm.
When his fist struck the air, the temperature in a three-meter radius suddenly dropped by over 20 degrees.
He was finally a martial master. He had truly stepped into the realm of a martial master!