Chapter 207: Picture of the Sun
The black-cloaked man began teaching Qin Haotian and company. With a change in tone, he said, “The Radiant Sun Qi has different grades! The Radiant Sun Qi that I have is the three-legged Golden Crow.”
While saying this, the black-cloaked man spread out his arms. His body began to crackle and suddenly, like a burning flame, a terrifying energy exploded from the cloaked man’s body.
It was a rising Qi that surged up into the air. It was as if, at that moment, the cloaked man’s body had turned into the Sun and it was extremely hot!
Yi Yun was shocked. Even while watching a visual array disk, he experienced tremendous pressure bearing down on him. If he was there in person, this feeling would be even more intense!
Yi Yun faintly saw the image of a Golden Crow in the Radiant Sun Qi that was surging behind the black-cloaked man. This Golden Crow had three claws and its wings were spread out, giving off flames!
This was the Golden Crow Radiant Sun Qi?
Yi Yun looked at Qin Haotian and company. He saw that they had all retreated far away. They could not withstand the pressure from the Radiant Sun Qi that the cloaked man emitted.
With a flash, the cloaked man’s withdrew his Radiant Sun Qi. It could be said he had complete control over it.
“Terrifying!” Qin Haotian’s eyes lit up. This strength was endearing!
“Now, all of you have just begun practicing the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’. To be able to condense Radiant Sun Qi would be impressive! If you have the talent, you can cause the Radiant Sun Qi to turn into an illusionary image. If you can create the valleys, then that will be the Tang Valley Radiant Sun Qi. By reaching this stage, it can be said that your talent is amazing!”
Tang Valley level?
Yi Yun said to himself, “Sunrise from Tang Valley, Roaming across the World!”
The Tang Valley was the legendary place from where the Sun rose. The Sun would rise from the Tang Valley and move across the sky as it roamed across the world.
Hence the words: Sunrise from Tang Valley, Roaming across the World.
The Tang Valley was the beginning step of the Radiant Sun Qi!
“Everything is difficult in the beginning. The first thing you need to do is remember this picture of the Sun. Now, use your Yuan Qi to draw out the picture in your soul. When you can completely draw out the picture of the Sun, even with a minimal charm to it, then you would have reached the small success stage of the first volume of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’.”
“To those who completely learn the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’, there will be an eternal picture of the Sun within their soul that looks extremely life like! This is the foundation to learning the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’!”
Using one’s Yuan Qi to draw the picture of the Sun?
Qin Haotian and company were absorbed in thought. After some moment of consideration, they closed their eyes and began reproducing the picture of the Sun in the first volume of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’.
Yi Yun slightly sighed. The cloaked man’s advice made Yi Yun feel as if he found a breakthrough.
Controlling Yuan Qi…
Yi Yun closed his eyes and with his spiritual energy interfaced with the Purple Crystal. Soon, he started to control the Yuan Qi within his body as if he was using his finger.
To Yi Yun, controlling energy and Yuan Qi was extremely easy.
“Doesn’t seem difficult…” Yi Yun began to draw the picture of the Sun according to the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’.
First it was the outline, followed by the sunlight, the flames…
Layer upon layer of images were drawn from Yuan Qi, giving it the feeling of a beautiful watercolor render.
But, Qin Haotian, Li Xiao and the Tai Ah Twin Heroes’ Qiao brothers in the visual array disk had completely different thoughts.
The energy they controlled were sometimes too light and other times too heavy.
Ignoring the control of energy, just think about using a hand to draw. One might have a thought in mind, but what one drew would look different from what one thought. Even commoners would find drawing a straight line without a ruler difficult.
At this time, Qin Haotian and company had sweat droplets on their forehead and they were frowning.
Drawing the picture of the Sun was extremely difficult.
Failure after failure, they tried again.
Failure meant another time!
With these people spiritual power, controlling Heaven Earth Yuan Qi to kill their enemy was not difficult, but to control the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi to draw, they found it very tiring.
A moment of carelessness could easily disperse the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi they had set up.
Difficult! Too difficult!
Qin Haotian wiped his sweat. However, he knew that this step was extremely important.
In fact, the most important thing in the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ was this ‘concept’!
It was not realistic to understand the concept within the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ in one go, but there was the saying, “Read a book a hundred times and its meaning will appear”.
Even the most esoteric book could be understood after reading and writing it many times.
The ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ was the same. If one could use one’s own body to copy the picture of the Sun, and then by copying the 108 words that made up the principles, with each word containing the concepts, one could reach a great state in practicing the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’!
Among Qin Haotian and company, the person who was more relaxed was Luo Huo’er.
As a Desolate Heaven Master, Luo Huo’er’s spiritual energy was stronger than Qin Haotian and the rest.
But even so, Luo Huo’er was also wrinkling her tiny nose and her cheeks turned red.
Seconds changed to minutes, Qin Haotian and company were working hard at drawing the picture. However, Yi Yun had almost completed half of the picture.
Till now, Yi Yun had not encountered a situation of losing control over his energy. There were very few spots that were not perfect.
The cloaked man began explaining again. He taught the techniques used to draw the picture and at the same time, he explained the concept of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’.
“You must use your ‘heart’ to look at this picture of the Sun. The process is very monotonous, but it is the foundation. Once the foundation is well laid out, it will be of great benefit to you in the future when you master the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’!”
“All of you have just begun. If you can finish about 5% of it in your first day, it is considered good. If you complete 10%, you are a talented genius!” The cloaked man encouraged Qin Haotian and company, but at this time, Yi Yun had completed 60%. He was six times better than the “talented genius” the cloaked man mentioned.
These results were quite ridiculous!
But even so, Yi Yun did not slack off. He was fully focused on drawing the picture. When he reached 65%, Yi Yun finally found it difficult.
Although it was difficult, Yi Yun still felt excited.
He could clearly feel that, as he was trying to draw the picture, the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi in his body was rapidly circulating. The Heaven Purple Yang Ginseng energy he had absorbed was now entering the picture on its own, it was slowly becoming a part of the picture.
The Heaven Purple Yang Ginseng’s energy was pure Yang Qi!
It complemented the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’!
In the past, Yi Yun had absorbed plenty of energy from the Wilderness Divine Hall and the #60 herb mountain, but without a cultivation technique, Yi Yun’s body could not hold on to all of the energy. With the passage of time, the energy Yi Yun absorbed slowly wasted away.
But now, it was different. The picture drawn within Yi Yun’s mind was like a energy pool. It could contain all of the energy that Yi Yun had absorbed. And the energy would circulate according to certain laws, causing Yi Yun’s cultivation level to strengthen in an intangible way!
Now, Yi Yun had not completely mastered the first volume of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ yet, but he had already received many benefits from it. How could he not be excited?
When he was nearly 70% close to completion of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ picture, Yi Yun began to feel his body enter a hungry state.
Yi Yun had not felt like this for a long time.
This was his body’s thirst for energy!
As such, it meant that Yi Yun’s cultivation level was about to rise again.
“Pure Yang power is most suitable for the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’. If only there was another Heaven Purple Yang Ginseng…” Yi Yun said to himself. He had handed over the Heaven Purple Yang Ginseng, but it was alright, there was still the Wilderness Divine Hall!
After handing over the Heaven Purple Yang Ginseng, Yi Yun had earned 10,000 dragon scale runes and 3 glory points. But after exchanging some of it for the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’, he had spent the whole 10,000 dragon scale runes and he was down to only one glory point.
But, Yi Yun still obtained close to 2000 dragon scale runes from handing over the Blood Yang Flower.
Added on with the two hour Wilderness Divine Hall cultivation time reward from Wang and Baldy Qin each, Yi Yun could enter the Wilderness Divine Hall for more than six hours.
Yi Yun had already decided that when he reached his limit at drawing the picture, he would enter the Wilderness Divine Hall to eat his fill!
As such, Yi Yun had spent the entire night drawing the picture of the Sun.
Early in the morning, Yi Yun was exhausted and his eyes were bloodshot.
His picture was 70% complete at this point!
At this moment, Yi Yun had no way of adding more to it.
After meditating for two hours, he adjusted his state back to normal. Following that, he went straight to the Wilderness Divine Hall.
The person guarding the Wilderness Divine Hall was still the white-bearded old man, who exchanged blows with Yi Yun. This old man was dressed in a white robe, and there was a red gem embedded between his eyebrows.
“You came again.” The old man was seated on a chair in front of a chessboard. He was playing against himself. Seeing Yi Yun, he casually greeted him, as if he was very familiar with Yi Yun and he did not treat Yi Yun as an outsider.
“Senior, this junior wants to choose a primordial species that has pure Yang power. Is there such a thing?”
“Pure Yang power?” The old man looked at Yi Yun with a thoughtful glance. He slowly placed the chess piece down. “Hehe, Kid, I heard that you got some dog sh*t luck and you picked a primordial herb. How was it? You exchanged for the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’?”
This old man easily guessed the reason why Yi Yun wanted a pure Yang power.
Yi Yun touched his nose. The three words “dog sh*t luck” made him speechless. He said, “I had good luck, but I had to use a certain amount of strength…”
The way Yi Yun stressed it made people think he was being young and impetuous. As such, it made people less suspicious.
“Ah! You young ones sure have ambition. You are beginning to learn the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ so early. This stuff isn’t easy to learn, don’t end up crying if you can’t grasp it!”
The old man was improper, but he still answered Yi Yun’s question, “If you want to feel pure Yang power, go into Hall 6! It has what you want!”