Chapter 518: Gecko Cinnabar* on Jade Arms
“Cultivate?” Lin Xintong was momentarily stunned, “We are beginning right now?”
She subconsciously glanced at the “Great Empress Heart Sutra” book in her arms. At that moment, her heart was like a young, prancing deer. Although she had already made the mental preparations to cultivate this forbidden book, she still felt somewhat flustered when she was told to begin immediately.
“That’s right, this chamber clearly is prepared for us to cultivate the ‘Great Empress Heart Sutra’. We can first master a tiny bit of the ‘Great Empress Heart Sutra’ before we leave the God Advent Tower.”
Lin Xintong subconsciously nodded. Thinking back on the initial contents inside the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, they were relatively easy to accept. They were only going to be in physical contact through their limbs, and not to the point of cultivational intercourse.
She sat cross-legged on the large futon, while Yi Yun sat across from her.
“Xintong, what is your cultivation level?”
Using his Heaven’s Eye and Purple Crystal Origins, Yi Yun had an estimate of Lin Xintong’s cultivation, but since he had not reached Lin Xintong’s level, he was still not very clear on it, so he decided to confirm it with Lin Xintong.
“I am at the initial stages of the Dao Seed realm. Actually if I wished, I could break into the mid-stages of the Dao Seed realm.”
Many martial arts elites would suppress their cultivation level so as to consolidate their strength.
This naturally had its reasons. However, there were peerless elites throughout history that left people in the dust, with their cultivation rapidly progressing, causing their contemporaries to fall far behind.
“Then what about Shen Tu Nantian?”
Yi Yun asked again. Yi Yun still did not know what Shen Tu Nantian’s cultivation level was. Back in the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom, when he first met Shen Tu Nantian, Shen Tu Nantian was a savior that came from a top faction of the Tian Yuan world. Even the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom’s Emperor would have to be courteous to him. Compared to him, Yi Yun’s strength and status was too far away. He did not even have the right to know what Shen Tu Nantian’s cultivation realm was.
However, right now, things were different. Yi Yun’s strength had intangibly increased at an unbelievable pace. And his status was that of a core disciple in the Lin family. He had won the high opinion of the Lin family’s Matriarch, so compared to Shen Tu Nantian, the only difference between them now was their age.
“Shen Tu Nantian is at the peak of the Dao Seed realm. He is just short of entering the next realm.”
“The peak of the Dao Seed realm? Then compared to you, Xintong, the difference is not that great.” Shen Tu Nantian was much older than Lin Xintong, and there was only the difference of two smaller realms, so Yi Yun thought nothing of it.
Lin Xintong said, “I guess so… Actually, this is firstly because once a warrior enters the Dao Seed realm, one’s cultivation speed slows down a lot. Secondly, my cultivation speed is indeed faster than Shen Tu Nantian. At the same age, my cultivation realm had exceeded his.”
“Shen Tu Nantian’s cultivation focuses on stability. His foundation cannot be more solid. The reason why Shen Tu Nantian became famous in the Tian Yuan world was because of his firm and steady cultivation. He is incomparable in combat capacity amongst people of his age when talking about fighting someone beyond his level. Back when Shen Tu Nantian first entered the Dao Seed realm, he defeated a rival family’s peak-Dao Seed realm warrior at a martial arts competition, causing him to gain fame in just one fight.”
“He beat a peak-Dao Seed at the early stages of the Dao Seed realm?” Yi Yun rubbed his chin. It looked like Shen Tu Nantian indeed had some ability for him to enjoy such a status amongst the younger generation of the Shen Tu family clan.
However, this year, Shen Tu Nantian had no lack of suffering. It would already be pretty good if he recovered his strength.
“Xintong, I plan on accumulating Yuan Qi and break through to the Dao Seed realm here in the God Advent Tower.”
When Lin Xintong heard this, she was alarmed, “You want to break through to the Dao Seed realm now?”
Yi Yun was just sixteen years old. Amongst the geniuses in the Tian Yuan world, breaking through to the Dao Seed realm before twenty was already an extremely fast speed. For example, Shen Tu Nantian, who emphasized a stable cultivation, broke through to the Dao Seed realm at the age of twenty-one. If Yi Yun successfully broke through, he would be faster than him by five years!
That would not be something trivial.
Yi Yun said, “To plant a Dao Seed on the Yuan Foundation, the Dao Seed is actually the condensation of laws. It then depends on the insight one has in laws. I cultivate the pure Yang laws and already have a perfect, pure Yang body. Furthermore, cultivating the ‘Great Empress Heart Sutra’ that was derived from the ‘Yang God Manual’, ‘Nine Nether Sacred Manual’, which were top cultivation techniques of the 12 supreme great Dao, the pure Yang Dao Seed I condense will definitely not be poorer in quality.”
“That may be so, but…” Lin Xintong frowned. In her impression, even the most famous figures that appeared in the Tian Yuan world’s history did not dare to break through to the Dao Seed realm at such a young age. This could cause latent danger in one’s future martial arts cultivation.
However, Yi Yun only shook his head at Lin Xintong’s concerns. He said, “When senior Azure Yang Lord gave a broad description of the 12 Empyrean Heavens, Xintong, do you think the peerless elites in the Yang God Empyrean Heaven would wait till they are in their twenties before condensing their Dao Seed?”
When Yi Yun replied with a question, it made Lin Xintong’s heart quiver slightly. She glanced at Yi Yun in surprise. Indeed, the elites of the Yang God Empyrean Heaven would definitely far exceed the Tian Yuan world’s warriors be it in terms of cultivation speed or insight into laws. They would definitely not stay in the Yuan foundation realm in their twenties.
However this was not the reason that caused Lin Xintong’s heart to fibrillate. The reason was that, when Yi Yun said those words, he had already subconsciously placed himself on the same level as the Yang God Empyrean Heaven’s elites.
Yi Yun was not even considered a warrior from the Tian Yuan world. He was born in the Backwater East, in a place called the Cloud Wilderness. Even in the Cloud Wilderness, he was just a poor civilian. He was arguably beginning from the world’s most remote and insufferable desolate wilderness.
Despite that, he still had such ambition and drive.
“You are right. My outlook was too narrow. I was born from the Lin family and although I have naturally terminated meridians, I had never yielded to fate. I believed my heart was determined, but on this matter, I am not as good as you.”
The Azure Yang Lord’s handwritten book had mentioned the Yang God Empyrean Heaven which was something Lin Xintong greatly yearned for. She was determined to climb to the peak of martial arts, so how could she narrow her outlook to a tiny Tian Yuan world?
Lin Xintong flipped to the first volume of the “Great Empress Heart Sutra” in front of Yi Yun. After some hesitation, she gently lifted up her arm, and her palm came into contact with Yi Yun’s.
The sleeves of Lin Xintong’s dress were wide, so when she raised her arms, from Yi Yun’s angle, he could see into her sleeves. The white jade-like arms reaching out deep into the sleeves made one reverie them.
Yi Yun could even faintly see a eye-catching gecko cinnabar in the inner side of one of her jade-like arms. It was like a beautiful birthmark.
Yi Yun knew that this was a chastity mark. In a large family clan like the Lin family, they would feed a special gecko some cinnabar powder, turning its body red. Later they would smash it and insert it into the young girl’s body, making it a chastity mark.
The chastity mark would never fade naturally. Only when she had intercourse with a man would it disappear.
This little gecko cinnabar on her arm was like a red plum blooming in the snow. It was extremely beautiful.
As usual, Lin Xintong’s palms were as cold as water. They were soft as well, as if there were no bones. In contrast, Yi Yun’s palms were like burning fires. When their palms came into contact, there was a strange feeling.
Yin-Yang energy blended at their palms. Both of them had extremely good physiques and high perception. There was nothing obstructing them when cultivating the first volume of the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, so their cultivation levels rapidly progressed.
Slowly, according to the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”‘s description, Yi Yun’s hands moved up along Lin Xintong’s white arms, moving into Lin Xintong’s loose sleeves.
Yi Yun gently touched Lin Xintong’s tender upper arms. His fingers had reached Lin Xintong’s armpits and the flanks of her torso.
This was a sensitive spot for women, so when Yi Yun’s hands reached this point, the inexperienced Lin Xintong could not help but become nervous. This was because, if Yi Yun’s hands moved even a tiny bit forward, he could grab the jade peaks on her chest.
The feeling of his hands approaching but yet not coming into contact with her made Lin Xintong’s breathing speed up. Due to her slight nervousness, small goosebumps appeared on her arms.
Yi Yun, who was in meditation, could not help but open his eyes. When cultivating the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, his Yuan Qi was blending with Lin Xintong’s, so any abnormal changes in her body could be felt by him.
Seeing steam being emitted from Lin Xintong’s body, with her face slightly red and her clothes slightly damp, it would be a lie to say that he did not have any impulsive thoughts. However, Yi Yun had previously received all forms of “education” from the internet in his previous life, whereas Lin Xintong had never even held the hands of a man other than Yi Yun. So in terms of state-of-mind, she was naturally incomparable to Yi Yun.
“Xintong, your breathing is a bit chaotic. If this goes on, we will not be able to master this level.”
Yi Yun had pondered for a moment before using a Yuan Qi transmission to communicate with Lin Xintong. When cultivating the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, they could not speak or they would fail.
Lin Xintong was greatly embarrassed. She secretly blamed herself for being useless. It was just the first volume of the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, yet Yi Yun could calmly circulate his energies and cultivate with an innocent heart.
As for herself, she was feeling unsettled at this moment, thinking of those shameful things. If Yi Yun knew, she would have nowhere to hide her embarrassment.
After these thoughts flashed in her mind, Lin Xintong forcefully calmed her heart. She endured the burning sensation on both sides of her chest as she circulated her pure Yin energy to work with Yi Yun.
Their bodies’ Yuan Qi circulated wave after wave, becoming more and more pure.
Almost every two hours, Yi Yun could feel a transformation of his Yuan Qi. This terrifying speed of his Yuan Qi being increased greatly surprised Yi Yun.
The “Great Empress Heart Sutra” was indeed a heritage manual that was derived from supreme great Dao. It was something that far exceeded the “Tai Ah Sacred Technique”.
However, since the “Tai Ah Sacred Technique” came from the same source as the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, this allowed for Yi Yun’s Radiant Sun Qi to perfectly fit with the cultivation of the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”. This was a pleasant surprise for Yi Yun.
What Yi Yun did not expect was that in his body, the frost cold energy inside the Purple Crystal had a strange change as he was cultivating the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”.
This energy was from the frost toxin that the Purple Crystal condensed after he was forced to eat a Seven Noxious Divine Yin Pill by Shen Tu Nantian.
And now, this frost toxin was slowly infusing itself into the pure Yang energy, as the Yin energy began to blend together.
* I didn’t want to literally translate the cinnabar gecko mark as it wouldn’t make much sense to Western readers, but have decided to after all. You can read about the cinnabar gecko mark here.