Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 161 Extreme Breakthrough Is That Easy!
How could these arrogant young masters even accept failure! Not only that but now they were competing with amongst themselves to see who was superior.
In their minds, comparing themselves with others had no meaning. They had to be compared against one another! This was because all of them had equal statuses and would only consider themselves successful if they managed to defeat the others! From another perspective, it could be seen that they were loyal to their respective clans and desperately wanted to contribute!
These individuals had never been valued within their own clans. Each time the word clan was being mentioned, there would be an expression of discontent on each of their faces. However, their dedication towards each of their own clans was extremely strong.
While they acted like a bunch of uncouth hooligans, they became concerned whenever the interests of their clans were at stake. Deep down, they were still descendants of great clans who were proud of their heritage.
“You guys want to have an extreme breakthrough?” Chu Yang slowly walked forward and asked with a smiling face.
Gibberish, the five of them looked at him with annoyance; they thought: According to your absurd regulations, we would have to have an extreme breakthrough every two days in order to increase our cultivation grade in a month!
Extreme breakthrough every two days? We’re going to train to death!
“However, if you guys keep training like that, how will you be able to achieve a breakthrough?” Chu Yang folded his arms and smiled derisively, “Are all of you idiots?”
“Then how would you have us train?” Luo Ke Di grunted coldly as he wiped the sweat from his forehead.
“All of you are at least Martial Great Masters! Moreover, if you continue fighting like this, how much time would you be wasting! Not to mention, neither of you have that life or death urgency. At your level, you don’t need much time to recover your stamina. Although you might not be able to recover as quickly as you use your energy, it is certainly sufficient to test your endurance!”
“This is a concern for most martial artists!” Ji Mo replied sadly, “However, what are we able to do about it? Only when we are pushed to our limits and surpass the near death exhaustion where our dantian is being dried up can we advance our cultivation even further! However, what you are saying is that we don’t have any hope of doing so?”
“You guys are really too stupid to see the key point!” Chu Yang sneered, “In just a day, I am able to have three to four extreme breakthroughs! I have been very caught up in all the business as an official. If I could dedicate all of my time to training, I would be able to train my body to the point of destruction! Do you understand what I am referring to?”
“Three or four breakthroughs in just a day? Do you think that you are some sort of divine being?” Ji Mo sneered condescendingly. He did not believe a word Chu Yang was saying. For an ordinary person, perhaps one breakthrough would be possible. However, he was a Martial Artist and his energy was much more powerful. Managing to achieve a single extreme breakthrough was already extremely difficult. How would it be possible that he could have three to four breakthroughs in just a day?
“It is pressure! All of you have lived pampered lives, how could you know what pressure is?” Chu Yang said with a look of pity.
“You think you could give us the pressure we need?” Ji Mo glared.
“Easy!” Chu Yang turned to Gu Du Xing, “Gu Du Xing, give me your socks!”
Gu Du Xing was caught off guard, but he still did as Chu Yang asked. He took off his shoes and tossed his sweat-soaked socks over with slight hesitation. Even though they were on the island, but Luo Ke Di, Ji Mo, and Rui Bu Tong all held their nose and backed up three meters the moment he took his socks off.
After fighting all day, the smell of these sweaty socks was much stronger than that of salted fish… Even though Gu Du Xing tossed the socks, they had landed upright on the ground.
“Now, all four of you can train on your own! Swords, punches, whatever you want. In short, I want all of you to choose the one that would use the most energy.”
Chu Yang looked at the socks standing on the ground, and could not help but twitch. He turned to the four men and said, “I will give you an hour. Within that time, if you have half a drop of energy left in your dantian, each of you will kneel in front of Gu Du Xing’s socks and lick them twice. You then would have to turn to everyone and say, ‘I… Luo Ke Di, cannot even compare myself to these socks!’ After which you will have to wash the socks clean in front of everyone!”
“Why did you have to use my name?” Luo Ke Di said unhappily. “You should have used ‘I, Dong Wu Shang, am not even comparable to these socks’… That would have made a more appropriate example!”
He tilted his head and looked at Dong Wu Shang glaring back.
“One hour? How are we able to use up all our energy in just a single hour?” Ji Mo screamed in terror.
“A few days ago, someone was chasing me down and was attempting to kill me. In two breathing cycles, my body managed to reach its extreme limit!” Chu Yang continued, “Since then, I have discovered that I only needed a short amount of time to reach my extreme limit! The most important factor was pressure! Alright, you may start!”
“Du Xing, you can keep time. After an hour if any of them have not been able to reach their limit, you can deal with them as per my instructions. If all four of them remain unsuccessful, still do the same! All you need to do is give them a few more pairs of socks!”
The four of them kept quiet. He drained all his energy in just two breathing cycles? What sort of pressure was Chu Yang under? They did not have any doubts about what Chu Yang had said because they didn’t see any reason why he would lie to them.
“Yes!” Gu Du Xing happily replied. Then he enthusiastically waved his socks across all four of their noses!
A shout rang out and the four of them immediately dived right into training. If they were unsuccessful to achieve the goal this time, not only would they have failed but they would also have to suffer a great humiliation!
If it was just one person and Chu Yang had given such an ultimatum, he would have surely fought Chu Yang to the death instead. However, since there were four of them, each one of them wanted to see their opponents humiliated.
Therefore, with each move, they gathered energy from their entire body. Luo Ke Di was especially determined to use all of his strength. Every single punch which he executed caused his entire face to turn a fiery red as he continually cursed: This is for using my name as an example! How could I, Luo Ke Di, not be comparable to a pair of socks? Gu Du Xing’s socks at that!
In less than fifteen minutes, Luo Ke Di used the last bit of his strength to make his final punch. His eyes rolled, and he seemed to have fainted as dropped to the ground exhausted.
Chu Yang darted toward Luo Ke Di and checked his meridians. After a short while, he saw that he had really used up all of his energy. He then turned around and yelled out, “Luo Ke Di has reached his extreme point! He passed the inspection!”
The moment the other three others had heard Chu Yang make the announcement, they became more anxious than ever. In only fifteen minutes?
“Stand up! Continue to train! Continue like before!” Chu Yang kicked Luo Ke Di’s body and grabbed his neck yelling, “Quickly!”
“No, I can’t” Luo Ke Di’s eyes were rolled upwards only exposing the whites of his eyes and his limbs were drooped without a single drop of energy in his system. His tongue hung out as he murmured, “I’m dying!”
“Gu Du Xing, quickly bring the socks and stuff them in his mouth!” Chu Yang snorted coldly.
“Right away!” Gu Du Xing happily replied; he immediately grabbed a dried branch to pick up the socks and ran slowly over.
“No…!!!” Luo Ke Di’s eyes were filled with extreme fear; he managed to gather strength from his fear and in a moment he disappeared from Chu Yang’s grasp, running away with great speed.
“After him! If you catch him, you can stuff the socks in his mouth!” Chu Yang yelled loudly.
Gu Dun Xing hollered after him and used all of his power to give chase. Luo Ke Di’s legs seemed to have turned to jelly, his vision blurry and was beginning to foam from his mouth. He didn’t even have the strength to curse at them. His mind became hazy and couldn’t think straight. All he was able to rely on was his basic survival instinct to run!
All of a sudden, Luo Ke Di, in this deranged state became stronger. His legs which turned into mush returned back to their original state and he began to run even faster and faster. Before he knew it, he had run a great distance. His eyes remained wide open as he panted and continued to run for his life.
Chu Yang gave Gu Du Xing the signal to continue giving chase. Gu Du Xing immediately understood and waved the smelly socks as he chased Luo Ke Di like an angry war god…
Although Luo Ke Di’s eyes were blank, his speed continued to increase…
Upon seeing the events which unfolded, this left Ji Mo, Dong Wu Shang and Rui Bu Tong were shocked beyond belief! Other than Luo Ke Di who remained unaware of what was going on, one thing was clear to the others: Luo Ke Di was about to experience an extreme breakthrough!
Not only had he reached his extreme limit, he had an extreme breakthrough! All in a little over fifteen minutes!
The three of them had difficulty trying to comprehend what had just happened and immediately dove back into training. If Luo Ke Di can do it, why can’t I? Thinking about this drove the three of them mad with jealousy. They put all of their energy into their training in fear that they might have held back even the slightest bit of energy with each move that they made.
In less than an hour, the other three fell down in exhaustion. Then they were kicked by Chu Yang and were forced to continue training…
After an hour, the four of them fell to the ground breathing heavily. They had trained to their extreme limit without breaking a sweat. However, now that they had stopped, sweat poured out of each of them like a waterfall. All of them were soaked from top to bottom with perspiration.
“I already told you I could have three or four extreme breakthroughs in a day; do you believe me now?” Chu Yang snorted and asked calmly.
The four panted with difficulty, but there were rays of bliss in their eyes!
“Luo Ke Di achieved his extreme limit three times and had two extreme breakthroughs!” Chu Yang continued, “The three of you cheated, but only achieved extreme limit two times and had one extreme breakthrough! You guys are far worse than him!”
Ji Mo and company were extremely frustrated.
How could you cheat on this?
Three quietly listened while they were scolded. They had all spent the same amount of time training; there was nothing that they could say about it. Regardless of whatever excuses they gave, a failure was still a failure!
The most important thing was the discovery of a method to increase their power; everyone was very excited! While it was a bit cruel, but compared to the fighting and killing of Jiang Hu, what was not cruel? At very least, this method did not kill anyone…
Chu Yang nodded and stopped paying attention to them. He slowly returned to the front court and positioned himself.
The four were shocked. Chu Yang was preparing to cultivate; they continued to stare without blinking.
They only saw Chu Yang slowly moving, before his entire body started to tremble violently. He suddenly screamed out and sent out an extremely powerful punch! With this punch, they heard the cracking sounds of the bones in his body as though they were breaking.