The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 914 - Orange Spirit Soul
Chapter 914: Orange Spirit Soul
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Xu Lizhi was the most persistent in absorbing destruction energy back when they were still on Demon Island. He was also the one who had endured for the longest time at that checkpoint.
He understood what his problem was all along.
His fighting capabilities were too weak because he was a food-type soul master. On the other hand, he loved Ye Xinglan, and she agreed to couple up with him. However, deep down, he was still feeling rather inferior. It was not a pleasant experience for a man to always have to depend on his woman for protection.
Hence, he had been working hard all along in an attempt to catch up to Ye Xinglan. He wanted to protect Ye Xinglan with his own strength.
He had put great effort and willpower in persisting to look for a way to elevate himself. He had finally found it when he was confronted by destruction energy.
The Mysterious Heaven Method’s special feature was its ceaselessness. The Old Demons’ original intention was to strengthen the Shrek Seven Monsters’ immunity and resistance by saturating them with destruction energy. On the other hand, Xu Lizhi turned this around by fusing every drop of destructive power with his soul power.
In the beginning, this had been genuinely detrimental to him, but he managed to withstand the process by relying on Recovery Pork Buns and Firm Crystal Buns every step of the way. He gradually adapted to destructive power after prolonged exposure and blazed a different trail by storing it in a specially opened vital energy sea in his body.
This was his first time using the energy for battle, and it had yielded superb results.
The most terrifying part about destruction energy was that it would replenish itself by naturally absorbing the aura expelled by an opponent when it had destroyed them.
The effect was best seen when used on a life form.
Meanwhile, the energy released from the Origin Energy Immortal Grass used life force as its core energy, so it was completely overwhelmed by destructive power.
Because of this, destruction energy was fully unleashed and pressured the grass into shrinking back to its original body.
“Be merciful. Take the Immortal Grass but don’t taint anything here with the destructive power,” the purple-robed man shouted at Xu Lizhi to stop his attacks.
The deep purple light vanished. Xu Lizhi went up to the Origin Energy Immortal Grass and retracted his battle armor. He pulled at the grass with his hands and it detached itself naturally from the ground, leaving behind a small blade of Immortal Grass on the same spot just like the Star Luo Holy Pearl from earlier. Its seed would continue to grow and its life cycle continued.
The Origin Energy Immortal Grass appeared thin, but it felt heavy in his hands.
Amorous Douluo spoke, “You can choose to consume the leaves of the Origin Energy Immortal Grass one by one. You can absorb the essence of every piece through meditation to gradually elevate your soul power. The Immortal Grass has a spirit so consume it as soon as possible. This is for you.”
He tossed a jade box to Xu Lizhi as he spoke. “The Immortal Grass that you have yet to consume can be stored in this jade box temporarily.”
“Yes. Thank you, Vice Hall Master.” Overjoyed, Xu Lizhi looked for a vacant spot to take a seat before consuming a leaf of the Origin Energy Immortal Grass.
The taste was just like very tough, raw, uncut grass and it was truly unpleasant. As soon as the grass reached his stomach, Xu Lizhi felt as thick and strong origin energy surged into his body and fused with his soul power before surging wildly through his meridians.
Ye Xinglan’s lips cracked into a gratified smile for Xu Lizhi should be able to elevate his cultivation base to six-ringed Soul Emperor with the help of this one-hundred-thousand-year Origin Energy Immortal Grass. Moreover, it would also act as a firm foundation for his cultivation base in the future and maybe even condense into a soul core.
The purple-robed man stood there with an expression as if he was deep in thought.
“Xiang Xiang, what’s going on with you?” the Blazing Apricot Cabbage arrived by his side and asked with her divine telepathy.
The purple-robed man answered, “These people brought by Amorous Douluo seem slightly different. They made me think of that man from twenty thousand years ago.”
“You mean Tang San?” the Blazing Apricot Cabbage asked in astonishment.
The purple-robed man called the Damask Tulip nodded his head, “Tang San took away my predecessor and finally cultivated into a god afterward before he flew into the Divine Realm. My predecessor naturally followed him and acquired immortality. However, there was no spirit soul at the time. Later on, Holy Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao’s brought his power over to our side and formed a spirit soul agreement with the Eight-Pointed Frozen Grass in the end. The Eight-Pointed Frozen Grass, too, followed him and cultivated into a god before ascending into the Divine Realm as an immortal.”
“Compared to my predecessor, the Eight-Pointed Grass came out ahead. His divine mind was almost completely preserved, to the point that it brought up the possibility for us soul beasts to follow humanity’s soul masters into the Divine Realm in the future. We have not thought about the Divine Realm for many years. Yet these young people brought by Amorous Douluo made me feel that perhaps some of them may be able to find the Divine Realm in the future and perhaps even rebuild it?”
The Blazing Apricot Cabbage spoke in bewilderment, “So you’re saying that your enthusiasm is aroused?”
The Damask Tulip sighed. “Not much is left of my two-hundred-thousand-year lifespan. A year in the Icefire Polarized Eyes is equal to ten years in the outside world. I may be reaching my second punishment in just over one hundred years or so, and I don’t think that I’ll make through this time. Maybe this is truly an opportunity for me.”
The Blazing Apricot Cabbage was silent. The rest of the four Great Beast-rank heaven and earth spirit items had also drawn closer. There was no doubt that the Damask Tulip’s words had moved them as well.
The only chance to break free from the heaven and earth’s doomsday was to engage in fused cultivation with mankind.
However, they would also need to bear the risk of dying alongside their soul masters if their hosts were incapable of cultivating into a god. The risk was relatively higher if they chose to attach themselves to humans so they would need to be extremely cautious.
This group of humans might actually be able to cultivate into divinity some day.
If the Damask Tulip remained in the Icefire Polarized Eyes, he could live for just over one hundred years more, whereas if he chose to follow a human soul master, he could possibly live for another two hundred years should the soul master cultivated to Title Douluo-rank. In other words, he would not suffer a great loss even if he never managed to cultivate into a god.
Thus, despite being initially repulsed, the Damask Tulip’s interest was piqued as he watched these humans reveal their powerful natural talents one by one.
“So can we continue with the next person?” Amorous Douluo asked. The Beasts’ godly thought communication could not be heard by Amorous Douluo despite his cultivation base. However, Amorous Douluo could tell from the exchange of glances between the Damask Tulip and the other Beasts that the intense feelings of disgust they felt earlier had vanished.
The Damask Tulip turned around and hesitated for a moment before enquiring, “Amorous Douluo, if I’m willing to be converted into a spirit soul, I wonder if you have any recommendations?”
Soul beasts had always been straightforward in their manners without any intention of beating around the bush.
Even though Zang Xin could tell that their attitudes had begun to change, he did not expect such a complete turnaround. He was stunned for a moment before he joyously asked, “Brother Damask, what do you mean?”
The Damask Tulip spoke with a bitter smile on his face, “I don’t have much time left and I’m about to confront my second heaven-and-earth doomsday. I don’t think that I’ll pass, so I might as well take the risk to join you humans and attempt to reach for your Divine Realm.”
Zang Xin immediately smiled. “Brother Damask, this is a great choice. These seven children are the current generation of the Shrek Seven Monsters, just like our first ancestor Tang San all those years ago and also Holy Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao. Moreover, they are no less gifted than any of our ancestors.
Their own efforts will determine their destinies. In any case, I’m absolutely certain that in all the world, this group is the most likely to reach the divine level.”
At this point, he turned around and looked at Ye Xinglan, Yue Zhengyu, Yuanen Yehui and Xie Xie, who had yet to begin absorbing spirit items, and spoke, “Who amongst all of you are willing to allow the Damask Tulip to convert into your spirit soul? Even though you have yet to elevate to the soul ring cultivation base, Brother Damask can still temporarily inhabit your body and fuse with you when you’ve achieved a breakthrough in your cultivation base.”
The Damask Tulip spoke proudly, “My cultivation base is already one hundred and ninety-eight thousand years at present. I’m very close to the two-hundred-thousand-year realm now. I will certainly be at the two-hundred-thousand-year level as a soul ring, so I suppose I’ll become an orange spirit soul.”
Ye Xinglan asked, “I wonder what is your ability, your excellency?”
The Damask Tulip sounded even haughtier as he answered, “My scent is capable of expelling all poisons.”
Unexpectedly for the Damask Tulip, Ye Xinglan frowned upon hearing his words and shook her head in disinterest.
Xie Xie and Yuanen Yehui shook their heads as well. Yue Zhengyu did not even shake his head but said outright, “I don’t need that. There are all sorts of antidotes being developed today. What’s the use of being able to expel poison? Moreover, there’s no way that that can contribute to any significant soul skills.”