Chapter 100: Mysterious Feeling
Yi Yun stood firmly in the center of the white jade stage. Everyone’s eyes were on Yi Yun, anticipating his performance.
Yi Yun felt some emotions. He slightly raised his head towards the airship in the sky. Without doubt, Lin Xintong and Su Jie rode in that and were here to watch the semi-finals.
Just as Yi Yun came to the stage, they appeared. Yi Yun of course knew they were here to watch him.
As for Tao Yunxiao, he felt it was a coincidence.
Tao Yunxiao felt depressed. Why didn’t Lin Xintong come twenty minutes earlier, so that she could see me shine?
To be able to show his skills in front of a beauty would be a joy to Tao Yunxiao. Unfortunately, Lin Xintong had missed it.
Seeing the airship, Yi Yun felt as if he could “see” Lin Xintong looking through the window at him.
Yi Yun could not help but smile. He replayed the sparring match he had with Lin Xintong last night in his mind, and once again began to grasp further insight.
After sleeping a while, those insights had turned evanescent, clear one moment, but fading the next. Yi Yun wanted to see if he could really incorporate those insights.
With a deep breath, Yi Yun could feel the surrounding Heaven Earth Yuan Qi.
The white jade stage he was standing upon was exceptional, with four desolate bone relics shining on the four pillars.
The array the desolate bone relic powered condensed Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, making the stage have more than a hundred times more Heaven Earth Yuan Qi than the Tao tribal clan’s outskirts.
It was indeed a cultivation treasure! Yi Yun also coveted this kind of treasure. Of course, even if he took it, he had no way of powering it.
“Phew–” Yi Yun took in one deep breath after another, and felt the 36,000 pores in his body open up. He greedily absorbed the energy on the white jade stage. On this stage, besides practicing, just by standing would increase a person’s cultivation.
The Purple Crystal within Yi Yun’s heart began to slowly work, a small eddy appeared within the Purple Crystal and the surrounding Heaven Earth Yuan Qi began to be attracted by this eddy and quickly swirled into the Purple Crystal.
Pure energy cleansed every inch of Yi Yun’s body. This feeling was unbelievable!
Yi Yun felt intoxicated. It was like an alcoholic falling into a lake filled with thousand year old vintage wine, and had free reign at drinking it.
“This kid, why isn’t he moving?”
“I wanted to see how good he is, yet he has not made any moves yet. Is he trying to fool us?” The people’s tongues wagged. From the beginning to now, Yi Yun had stood motionless for three minutes.
Tao Yunxiao crossed his arms and a smile appeared on his face. With a proud expression, he did not think Yi Yun would pose a threat to him for the semi-finals.
With the female sword appearing, who can challenge it?
At this time, Yi Yun raised his arms. It was a simple stance and did not stir any of the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi energy flow. Because anytime the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi flow came close to Yi Yun’s body, the Purple Crystal would absorb it.
Within his body, with pump after pump of energy, Yi Yun began punching!
His moves were not exhilarating but made people feel a softness. Each stance and gesture of Yi Yun was extremely slow, but it was very harmonious and seamless!
This fist technique would not appear surprising to any normal person. It was just simple moves that could be easily learned and emulated by any ordinary person.
In time, many of the audience turned restless. What the hell?! What sort of fist technique is this? We could do it if we were asked to go up.
“Quickly do something powerful, it’s too boring!”
“Can he really make the cut?”
The audience began talking in private. To them, only fist techniques that could shatter rocks and kick down trees were real fist techniques. Even many warriors thought so too.
Yi Yun may not come close to Tao Yunxiao, but being first in the preliminaries, he should at least shatter some black ironstone!
The laymen were here for the excitement, while the experts looked at the technique.
Zhang Tan stared at Yi Yun’s every move. At the beginning, he did not take much notice, but slowly, his expression changed, and a look of consternation appeared on his face.
“Oh? This kid’s ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ can actually have such a harmonious feeling…It doesn’t seem like he learned this fist technique in the vast wilderness!”
To enhance the people’s ability to battle the fierce beasts, the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom had openly published the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ and it had been spread to the people for a long time. As for the people who had access to the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, they were a mixture of good and bad.
The later generations of warriors would often inject that own understandings into it, causing there to be many versions of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’.
As the cultivation technique became widespread, there were also drawbacks. Having many versions was not a good thing. Some of them oversimplified things and some of them removed things. As a result of all these varying standards, the essence of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ was destroyed. But there was a benefit which was that it was easier to learn.
The real and rigorous orthodox ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ may have never reached the vast wilderness, as it was too hard to learn.
Yi Yun was currently performing the most orthodox ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’. Together with Lin Xintong’s notes, Yi Yun was able to reveal the charm.
The ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ was a foundation skill of the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom, so it was the standard method for their armies. As a Thousand Households of the Jin Long Wei, Zhang Tan was well versed in the orthodox ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, so he could tell immediately the level of Yi Yun’s fist technique.
“This kid sure has good perceptivity.” Zhang Tan was surprised. Without perceptivity, even if you were to learn the orthodox ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, it was still hard to master, what’s more Yi Yun was twelve years old. It was shocking!
In fact, the crowd’s murmurs and Zhang Tan’s praises did not matter to Yi Yun.
At this time, Yi Yun had reached the ‘No Law, No Shape, No Void, No Me’ state on the white jade stage. This was the first time that Yi Yun was practicing in a thick Heaven Earth Yuan Qi environment.
The Purple Crystal could freely absorb the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi’s energy in here.
Although desolate bones contained a lot of energy, they were similar to herbs. Some of the energy within was not pure. Some of them, when absorbed, will turn toxic, harming the person absorbing it. It could make a person’s foundation weak, or make it impossible to digest, eventually causing a person to burst to his death.
But Heaven Earth Yuan Qi would not. It was the most original, purest form of energy.
Of course, there was a weakness in Heaven Earth Yuan Qi. It was not as vibrant as desolate bone energy. To level up by absorbing Heaven Earth Yuan Qi would take an extremely long time.
As the ancient saying goes, “A meat-eater charges forward with bravery, a Qi-eater does not die and becomes a god.”
The Qi-eater refers to a person who can absorb the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi. He possessed a long life, and had strength that rivalled a god!
When Yi Yun’s body and mind fused with the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, his Spirit, Qi and Soul fused into one. In that evanescent state, it felt like he could touch the creator of the ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ and obtain the true meaning of his legacy.
This true meaning only existed within the most orthodox ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’. Now, it slowly coalesced with Yi Yun’s mind.
Yi Yun’s every move and stance were injected with the true meaning, as if it had a life of its own.
In Yi Yun’s mind, this true meaning had evolved into various images.
It was a battle between a Jin dragon and a fierce tiger.
The dragon soared while the tiger leaped, the earth trembled and the mountains swayed!
This was the dream scene Yi Yun had last night. The only difference was this time he was awake, watching the fight. He could see every detail.
Yi Yun again thought back to the previous night in the woods when he felt an abstruse feeling while practicing ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’.
At that time, he had trouble grasping it.
But today, he could!
Yi Yun finally understood what that mysterious feeling was.