Chapter 1398: Celestial Silkworm Forms Cocoon
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Only after he cleaved off Myriad God Patriarch's head and confirmed that he could not be anymore dead did Yi Yun slump down. He felt completely enervated.
His act of turning the tables and finally killing Myriad God Patriarch was the ultimate challenge for Yi Yun. It put his mental abilities, decisiveness, and strength to the test.
If he had failed in any aspect, the outcome would have been completely reversed. More than any other thing, absolute strength was what truly gave him control over his fate. He could not just hope that his enemy would always be in a severely injured state or that he would be in an advantageous environment.
It could be said that his final victory over Myriad God Patriarch was all thanks to the array the Godly Monarch Still Destruction set up. If not for that, Yi Yun might have only been able to inflict a grievous injury on Myriad God Patriarch in his final desperate strike. It was the Still Destruction black beams that put Myriad God Patriarch in a position to be killed!
Despite Yi Yun having insights into the Major Destruction laws that matched the Godly Monarch Still Destruction's Still Destruction, he was still heavily injured. This resulted in a black beam brushing past his shoulder at the final moment. A large piece of flesh and blood instantly vanished from his body.
Yi Yun sat down right where he was and took out a few recuperative pills to consume before meditating. He had burned too much of his blood essence and been severely injured by Myriad God Patriarch. If he did not quickly tend to his wounds, it might affect his martial foundations.
At that moment, the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm flew over and coiled on Yi Yun's shoulder.
"You did a great job." Yi Yun smiled as he stroked the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm's tiny head. Then, he fed it a pill.
In fact, even without the pill, the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm would slowly recover from its injuries on its own. It had absorbed a large amount of Yuan Qi from Myriad God Patriarch's dantian. That was enough to nourish it and allow it to rapidly grow.
However, the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm delightfully sniffed taking in the medicinal fragrance of the pill. Then, it swallowed the pill whole.
Thus, the human and snake began recuperating silently.
After his injuries took a turn for the better, Yi Yun walked in front of Myriad God Patriarch's headless corpse. With a grab into thin air, an interspatial ring flew into Yi Yun's hand.
After he injected his perception deep into the interspatial ring, he revealed a look of disappointment. There was not much of value in Myriad God Patriarch's interspatial ring.
In fact, most of Myriad God Patriarch's wealth had been put into the Dragon Emperor Relic and the Ascending Dragon Cauldron. In the end, the Dragon Emperor Relic was consumed by Yi Yun and the Ascending Dragon Cauldron became his as well. Some of his remaining wealth had been discarded during Old Snake's final attack in order to trick Old Snake into thinking that he was dead. Naturally, it was taken by Old Snake.
Of the little that was left, half was used to treat the wounds Old Snake had inflicted on him. Therefore, the remaining bits did not satisfy Yi Yun at all.
If Myriad God Patriarch could read Yi Yun's mind, he might have been so mad that he could come back to life.
But alas, it was still better than nothing. Yi Yun stored away the pills and the two Godly Monarch Immortal Annuli within. Following that, he flicked a piece of the Heretical God Fire from his fingertip onto Myriad God Patriarch's corpse.
As the flames roared, Myriad God Patriarch was finally decimated. Yi Yun made sure to watch as his corpse was reduced to ash.
Following that, Yi Yun walked to the edge of the killing array.
He looked at the black monuments and gave a deep, solemn bow.
"Senior Godly Monarch Still Destruction, although we have never met, the killing array you left behind helped me in slaying my enemy."
Even without the gratitude, Yi Yun was planning on taking the herb. The bow was necessary.
The herb might have been forgotten after the Godly Monarch Still Destruction planted it. However, with the long passage of time, the herb had grown into a supreme-grade divine herb. Yi Yun was in desperate need of large amounts of rare treasured herbs in order to cultivate the Dragon Emperor Technique.
Yi Yun was in no hurry to reap the herb. He was entirely inadequate in his present condition.
He sat quietly outside the array and consumed the recuperative medicine he had been storing away, as he circulated the Dragon Emperor Technique and meditated.
The River of Forgetfulness's water continued showing its effects but they were no longer as pronounced.
Yi Yun spent several months recuperating. The injuries Myriad God Patriarch had inflicted were just too severe. If an average warrior were to sustain such injuries, they would probably not recover even after years, notwithstanding the need to consume large amounts of treasured herbs.
Yi Yun had the Dragon Emperor Technique that tempered his lifeblood and flesh but even so, he could only barely recover. Although his injuries had turned for the better, he remained weakened.
However, Yi Yun could not wait any longer. Over the past few months, Yi Yun studied the Still Destruction array when there was time during his recuperation. He was already confident that he could crack the array.
Yi Yun sighed deeply outside the killing array for a moment before he strode in. He walked straight into the Still Destruction killing array.
From his first step, he immediately triggered the killing array. Black beams started shooting out, but instantly a black mist emerged from Yi Yun's body. Just as the black beams were about to hit Yi Yun, they would suddenly change directions.
As Yi Yun took one step after another, the number of black beams increased. However, Yi Yun did not stop at all. He was like a petrel in the midst of a tempest. From the outside it would look like a harrowing experience but he easily passed through the storm, dodging the black beams at unbelievable angles.
Back when Yi Yun fought Myriad God Patriarch, the black beams would still manage to graze Yi Yun. But now, even before he had fully recovered, he could already walk freely amid the black beams. This was because his understanding of the Still Destruction array had elevated since that battle.
It didn't take too long for him to arrive in front of the divine herb. When he came to a hundred feet away from the divine herb, the black beams suddenly vanished and the Still Destruction array fell silent once again.
Once the danger was gone, the mysterious herb gently swayed in front of Yi Yun, effusing its vast lifeblood powers. Even though he was still standing somewhat of a distance from the herb, Yi Yun could sense that his lifeblood was resonating with it. His blood seemed to be in a state of commotion as his heart raced. It felt like it was about to tear out from his body.
And at that moment, Yi Yun sensed something and turned his head. On his shoulder was the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm. Its eyes were lit up as it stared intently at the mysterious herb. It kept swallowing its saliva.
Yi Yun could sense the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm's desire. As a worldly spirit beast, it probably had better judgment than him when it came to rare herbs.
After some thought, Yi Yun formed a blade with two fingers and gently swiped. He cut up the soil beneath the herb and extracted it whole.
When the herb landed in Yi Yun's hands, the few leaves it had automatically fell off, revealing a red fruit within.
Yi Yun was slightly alarmed. The fruit was indeed something he had never seen before. Nor did it match his recollections of the divine alchemist's notes.
As for the leaves that had been shed, they were absolute treasures! Yi Yun handed the leaves directly to the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm.
Its eyes were following every action Yi Yun took. He could not help but find it amusing when he saw what it had done.
The moment he placed the few leaves in front of the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm, it immediately pounced to eat them. The leaves were about the same size as the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm and when it bit at the leaves, it wriggled and squirmed with all its might before swallowing the leaves down bit by bit.
Yi Yun carefully observed the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm's condition during this entire process. Although the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm was a worldly spirit beast, it required natural treasures to grow. It was likely able to determine what could and could not be eaten, as well as the food's effects. And since this was a nameless herb, Yi Yun had to be very careful.
The Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm revealed a satisfied expression after it devoured all the leaves. It's chubby body rolled down and Yi Yun caught it in his palm. It even rolled around in pleasure.
"Uh…" Yi Yun raised the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm and shook it gently. He couldn't help but chuckle when he discovered that it looked intoxicated. Its body was wavering and soon, it let out a rhythmic sound of breathing. It had fallen asleep.
But slowly, the breathing sounds turned louder, almost like thunderclaps. Yi Yun could even hear a vague dragon's cry in them.
It was truly fascinating that such a loud sound could be produced by a tiny body like the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm.
Furthermore, Yi Yun sensed that the lifeblood in the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm was constantly rising. Its body swelled up until it looked like it was about to explode.
Yi Yun turned somewhat anxious. However, since the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm had determined that the leaves were edible, it was unlikely they were dangerous.
At that moment, Yuan Qi began to gather from every corner of the pocket world. Gradually, a Yuan Qi cloud formed above the valley.
Following that, the Yuan Qi cloud produced a thread that wrapped around the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm.
The cloud kept producing threads, and eventually the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm was wrapped up in a cocoon. Its breathing also vanished. However, Yi Yun could sense through his perception that the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm was within the cocoon and undergoing a metamorphosis.
The Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm was evolving?
Yi Yun was surprised and thrilled. From the looks of it, the absorption of the Myriad God Patriarch's blood essence and the consumption of the mysterious herb's leaves were enough to push the amount of energy within the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm to a particular level, allowing it to evolve.
The metamorphosis might take a very long time or it could also end very quickly.
Yi Yun felt somewhat speechless seeing the calm cocoon. Although it was called a Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm, it looked more like a snake. Seeing it actually form a cocoon was a strange thing.
After carefully storing away the cocoon formed by the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm, Yi Yun looked back at the mysterious herb. Since the herb was able to facilitate the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm's evolution, its medicinal essence was definitely extraordinary.
He carefully stored the fruit away and left the hill basin.
After flying in the air for a period of time, he landed in a remote valley.
There was a waterfall here and no beasts. There were some birds and critters, and it was a very idyllic scene.
Yi Yun sat on a boulder beside the waterfall and meditated for seven days.
Only when Yi Yun sensed that his mental strength had been restored to its optimum state did he take out the mysterious herb.
Holding it in hand, Yi Yun could sense the surging medicinal essence that the mysterious herb contained. Just the minute amount of medicinal essence he absorbed from making skin contact was enough to give him a sense of comfort.