Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 577 Rui Bu Tong’s Breakthrough!
Rui Bu Tong had clearly become somewhat impetuous in excitement.
He was making ruckus, and Chu Yang couldn’t stop him.
Chu Yang was unable to do anything about it. [It seems that the stimulus this guy received was too big…]
Two silhouettes came rushing as if they had lost their heads out of fear. These two Emperor Level Experts were Stealing God and Thieving Ghost!
“Bu Tong, what happened?”
“Who bullied my disciple?”
The two old men landed on the ground with a ‘whoosh’ sound. They then glared at Chu Yang and Tan Tan like a tiger watching its prey.
“Master, I want to upgrade my strength! I can’t take it anymore!” Rui Bu Tong wept bitter tears.
“Who are they – this man and this weirdo?” Thieving Ghost looked at Tan Tan and Chu Yang. But, this sentence made Tan Tan aggrieved and angry. So, he said, “Old Man, don’t you have any manners?”
“This is my Big Brother… and his junior martial brother.” Rui Bu Tong hastily introduced them. After all, he didn’t want his Masters and Big Brother to have any misunderstanding between them.
“Why are you so irritated?” Stealing God asked.
“My brothers are already fourth or fifth grade King Level Experts…” Rui Bu Tong miserably said, “I am the weakest among them… Master, I won’t come out before I’ve upgraded to fifth grade when I go in this time…”
The complexion of Stealing God and Thieving Ghost changed.
Chu Yang’s fine hair also stood on end once he had understood the ongoing situation, and he was left to suck in cold air.
There was a strange space in this natural battle array. Thieving Ghost and Stealing God had been chased by two personal enemies of Martial Warrior Level in the past. They had rushed in here by mistake, and found that the insides were a completely different world.
There were vestiges of ancient time in here. There were three human-skeleton inside of it as well. And, there was a sheep-skin book that had clear theories written in it.
They found a Core Martial Cultivation Method in that book, and they also found this strange battle array could gather the world’s spirit energy once in every ten years. This spirit energy could then get instilled into a human’s body. Stealing God and Thieving Ghost had used this method to upgrade their cultivation to King Level in a very short period of time.
However, their root foundation had already taken shape at that time. Also, they were old. So, they couldn’t upgrade their cultivation further after they had promoted to the third grade Emperor Level.
Moreover, this strange battle array seemed to be gradually losing its effect since they had been using it for a very long time. And, it had eventually issued a warning — [Only one person can be allowed now. Moreover, that person will only have one last opportunity to upgrade their strength!]
They obviously wanted to give this last opportunity to their favorite successor…
The two masters were overjoyed once Rui Bu Tong had returned to the Middle Three Heavens. Moreover, the advancement of Rui Bu Tong’s cultivation had been very quick. So, he had met the standards that were required here.
Therefore, both of them had brought their disciple here while being full of joy and expectations.
Chu Yang listened to this, and felt a chill in his heart. [It is unknown how much this strange battle array can help people in upgrading their strength upon its activation…]
[In short, the spirit energy will keep on getting instilled into the person’s body as long a person is inside of it!]
[Stealing God and Thieving Ghost would never insist on ending the instillation of spirit energy… Never!]
[But, this is the last opportunity, and Rui Bu Tong has seriously been provoked because of me…]
Chu Yang felt that this matter was somewhat going to go out of hand.
“Well, ahm, ahm, Sixth Brother… you must come out without delay if you are unable to persist!” Chu Yang touched his nose, and took back the words that he had spoken a while ago. “Life matters the most.”
“It won’t do!” Rui Bu Tong snorted. He had stubbornness on his face.
Chu Yang was helpless. He had to take out an incomplete version of the Nine Tribulations Pill to adjust Rui Bu Tong’s physical capability to the optimum condition. However, he had no other choice but to trust the destiny… so that he wouldn’t have to say that he had regrets in his heart at a later date.
However, a point must be mentioned — Tan Tan’s system had changed. So, all the herbs and the other items were completely ineffective on him. In fact, the Nine Tribulations Pill didn’t have the least bit of effect on Tan Tan…
Stealing God, Thieving Ghost, and Chu Yang were waiting while tightly holding their hearts. The time had finally come…
Five people were present there in the big space inside that Great Array. They were standing on the opposite of a smooth stone platform. Rui Bu Tong would need to stand on the stone platform once that strange battle array was activated. And, he would then have to let all the spirit energy instill into his body till the point he could endure it.
Nobody could interfere as long as Rui Bu Tong didn’t come down of it. The battle array would change Rui Bu Tong and that person into ashes on the spot if someone tried to meddle!
Only Rui Bu Tong could make a decision!
However, Rui Bu Tong was in a very crazed mode at present…
The three people broke out into cold sweat in their heart.
“I blame you for this!” Stealing God looked at Chu Yang while panting. His rat-mustache curled up from the corners of his mouth.
“Sigh…” Chu Yang sighed.
A humming sound echoed. Suddenly, a dazzling light came out from the surface of the stone platform. And, a whirlwind started to blow from the surface of that stone platform; it then spun and dashed upwards.
Suddenly, seven colors appeared in the sky. And, dense spirit energy hovered in the sky. Then, it slowly changed into a green-ish color that could clearly be seen with naked eyes. And, it gradually became denser and denser…
“The opportunity has finally come… Bu Tong… you must come out if you can’t bear it,” Thieving Ghost clenched his disciple’s hand and warned repeatedly.
“Master, don’t worry! This disciple won’t let you down!” Rui Bu Tong firmly replied.
“Sixth Brother…” Chu Yang shouted.
“Big Brother…” Rui Bu Tong turned around.
“You must come out alive… No matter what happens!” Chu Yang deeply looked him in the eyes.
Rui Bu Tong passed a gentle smile and replied, “Big Brother, do you still remember the words that you had once said?”
“You once said… you wish to have us on your side when you become a legend someday. And, you must be a part of it when we become a legend.”
Rui Bu Tong deeply said, “Big Brother, you don’t know what we have been feeling since you have said those words… For how long the Nine Heavens have existed? How many people could become legend? And, how many people have the ability to carve their names inside legends?
“But, Big Brother, we brothers have been striding forward towards this goal since you’ve said this!” Rui Bu Tong took a deep breath, “Big Brother, let’s say that you become legend someday and I am alive at that time. However, I’m not standing at your side… or… I’m not capable of standing at your side… Do you know that my life would be worse than death if that happens?
“There’s only one scenario in which I’m not by your side when you become a legend. And, that’s a scenario where I’m not longer alive.” Rui Bu Tong firmly said, “We are brothers. You guys also won’t feel good if I don’t come up with you at the peak. There is no doubt that I’d be defeated at that time. But, you guys will also have regret in your hearts.
“This is my opportunity, and I can’t let it go at any cost!
Rui Bu Tong took a step forward. And, he firmly walked towards the stone platform.
He suddenly turned his head when he arrived at the stone platform. He then spoke with a smile, “Big Brother… you will certainly be there in my legends!”
Then, he jumped up and stood in the middle of the stone platform!
The flow of whistling spirit energy suddenly increased at this moment. It issued a sound similar to the loud roar of a mighty tsunami. And, Rui Bu Tong’s figure instantly drowned in the overflowing deep-green spirit energy!
Vast and mighty purple-green spirit energy suddenly started to fall downwards from the sky above the stone platform. It took a conical shape, and fiercely plunged towards the overflowing deep-green spirit energy!
It seemed it would occupy Rui Bu Tong’s heavenly spirit!
Rui Bu Tong’s whole body trembled. His face contorted, but he didn’t say a word. He stubbornly closed his lips tightly, and kept his teeth clenched!
The spirit energy in the sky suddenly extruded and rolled. It continuously turned into purple-green spirit energy, and crazily instilled towards this place!
Chu Yang clutched his fist tightly. His fingernails dug deep into his flesh. Then, he silently said in his heart, “Bu Tong, Sixth Brother! Stand firm! I want you… to be at my side when I become a legend someday!”
Stealing God and Thieving Ghost had also tightly clenched their fists. They had look of concern on their faces. Their mouths were opened as they were looking at the green light shrouding their dear disciple. The muscles of his whole body had tightly stretched. The cold sweat was seeping out little by little from his body…
“The longest time that I’ve been able to maintain this… has been half-an-hour.”
Stealing God wiped the sweat from his face. He somewhat had lingering fear in his heart.
“The longest time I’ve stayed in there wasn’t even half-an-hour… I was able to break through and increase my strength while I stayed here. But, that feeling was… it was worse than death!”
Thieving Ghost had unconsciously spoken this while looking at the whirlwind of green light. It seemed as if he was recalling those feelings from the days of the past. Even his soul trembled at this sight, “It has been so many years. But, I feel like shivering every time I see this thing. I would prefer to die, but I would never wish to go in there ever again… not even once!”
“Yes… I upgraded one level back then,” Stealing God sighed.
“I had also upgraded one level at that time,” Thieving Ghost lowered his head.
“This kid is better than both of us. But… I’m afraid that he might die,” Stealing God and Thieving Ghost anxiously looked at each other.
“He will be successful!” Chu Yang looked at that swirling green light as he firmly stated.
“I hope so…” both the old fellows sighed at the same time.
“We also hope that our disciple can achieve something. You both are sworn brothers. So, it’s obviously your business. We are very gratified that he has so many good brothers. But, we also don’t want Bu Tong to be inferior to his brothers…”
Stealing God forced a smile, “Being inferior to one’s enemy can breed hatred. But, being inferior to one’s brothers can leave a man to develop an inferiority complex. And, that inferiority complex can become more hideous than hatred if it continues to grow…”
Chu Yang deeply said, “My brother will never have this inferiority complex! Never!”
He had spoken this so resolutely and decisively that it couldn’t be questioned!
Time gradually passed, and it had been fifteen minutes…
It had soon been half-an-hour!
That green light suddenly shook. Then, it created ripples which shook and surged around one after another.
“He’s about to break through!” Stealing God’s complexion turned serious.
Chu Yang didn’t say a word. He only looked that whirling green light.
The trembling of that whirling light was getting more and more violent… It eventually exploded with a silent ‘bang’. Then, a typical aura of breakthrough spread out from the whirling light!
Rui Bu Tong had broken through. He was a third grade King Level Expert now!
The green light returned to its normal position even though it had trembled so much. Then, it continued to maintain the density…
Rui Bu Tong stood amidst the halo with his eyes closed. One who’d see him at this moment would’ve been left shocked by the sight of it. In fact, they won’t be able to bear it!
His whole body was trembling. And, each of his meridians seemed to be destroying and recombining with every jerk. Each vein was twisting and bulging out…
His facial muscles were already seeping out traces of blood.
However, he had somehow clenched his teeth, and wasn’t saying a word!
This was surely the upgradation of strength, but it was also a test of a person’s willpower! It was true that such an advancement was extremely painful. But, further upgradation would be a walk in park for one since they had passed through this pain!
The spirit energy didn’t stop injecting into him. And, the time of the second breakthrough had come soon! However, the spirit energy in the sky was still gathering and increasing without letup!