The 22nd sword strike. Qin Wentian stood in front of the mountain rampart as he stared at the image. For the first time ever, other than the scene of gigantic demons, there was also a vast piece of starry sky resembling a celestial phenomenon.
"Constellation, these demonic beasts are all under the suppression of that constellation." Qin Wentian stared at the demonic beasts wreaking havoc under the sky, yet they were all enveloped by the star light. Such a constellation, undoubtedly it could only be manifested by a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant.
Manifestation of a constellation was the symbol of one crossing over to the Celestial Phenomenon Realm.
These demonic beasts roared and ravaged the land, and at this moment underneath the light of the constellation, countless sharp swords whistled through the air, descending from the sky akin to beams of meteoric light. A destructive energy engulfed the entire s.p.a.ce as the demonic beasts began howling in misery. Soon after, blood sprayed in the air, all of them were deader than dead, destroyed by the terrifying power of that constellation.
"Such a constellation is so powerful." Qin Wentian's heart trembled. He had heard before that the disparity between constellations could be overwhelmingly great and he couldn't help but wonder what tier did the constellation before him belonged to.
"This kind of destructive energy seems akin to the power of lightning, yet there are no evident traces of either lightning or thunder. The light that flashed by contained a boundless destruction energy, that's the only clue." Qin Wentian murmured. He had heard that the formation of a constellation could consist of many different things. Constellations that were formed from the a.s.similation of the true intent of a single Mandate into an astral soul were the simplest constellations of all kinds. The constellation before him could use the power of swords; this indicated that the astral soul used to form this should be a sword-type astral soul.
For some more unique constellations, they would be formed by the fusion of two or even three kinds of true intent from various Mandates. This type of constellation was supremely strong and especially for those with unparalleled comprehension, they might be able to form unusual, strange, or even mutated supremely strong constellations from insights gained during their comprehensions. For example, two different people might use the same kind of true intent of Mandates to comprehend their constellations, but the final product - the eventual constellation formed might be very different, and the disparity in strength would also be exceedingly different.
The constellation in the image before him didn't seem to be a constellation formed purely from the true intent of Mandate of Lightning.
"Is there the true intent of Mandate of Sword within as well?" Qin Wentian mused. After all, the Mandate of Sword also excelled in destructive strength, and it wouldn't be a surprise for it to be able to achieve such utter destruction.
However, even if Qin Wentian guessed it, unless he could comprehend how to form a constellation exactly, there would be no way for him to decipher this strike.
Also, his cultivation base was only at the seventh level of Heavenly Dipper. Although his will of Mandates had already reached the Perfection Boundary, he still hadn't truly comprehended a true intent, let alone a fusion of them. It was simply too difficult.
The earlier seven sword strikes only contained a single true intent within each of them. But from the 22nd sword strike onwards, the difficulty skyrocketed up to another tier of difficulty once more.
Qin Wentian closed his eyes silently in contemplation. There were quite a few times he stretched his palms out and placed them on the mountain rampart, yet he failed every time. Evidently, there was a mistake in the insights he gained.
Very quickly, another day pa.s.sed. Qin Wentian faintly sensed that there was the true intent of Wind within the sword strike. Could this be a fusion between the true intent of Wind and Thunder? He didn't know what effect would there be if the true intents fused as one. Maybe, it would const.i.tute the scene he saw in the image.
Maybe he was right. But even if he was, without first comprehending the steps in which this constellation was formed, he would still be unable to decipher the essence behind this.
"I haven't even managed to comprehend the true intent of any of my Mandates, yet I wished to decipher this constellation. Seems like I've overestimated myself," Qin Wentian mocked himself, but he wasn't depressed. Seemed like this was the true limit for Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns. If one hadn't understood the true intent of Mandates and condensed a constellation, they would be unable to decipher the essence behind the 22nd strike.
As he thought of this, Qin Wentian smiled and chose to give up. He turned and walked back down the path, his actions causing those spectators on the mountain peak to heave a sigh of relief. It was said that unless one was at the Celestial Phenomenon level, they would never comprehend the 15th sword strike, but Qin Wentian could actually comprehend all the way up to the 22nd strike. If he could comprehend that, he would truly be a monster. Unless there was the soul of a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant in Qin Wentian's body.
Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as he arrived at the mountain peak. Lin Shuai smiled at him, "What's wrong, why didn't you continue?"
"It would only be a waste of time, I shall continue it next time when I'm ready," Qin Wentian laughed.
"Mhm, you can already be considered as extremely awesome, being able to comprehend the seven sword strikes that contained the true intent of Mandates within. I believe that it won't be too long before you comprehend the true intent of your Mandates. After you have done so, it's about time to prepare for your breakthrough to the Celestial Phenomenon level," Lin Shuai spoke. He continued, "Although certain treasures would be able to aid one in the breakthrough to Celestial Phenomenon, you must remember never to depend on foreign objects. It would naturally be the best if you depended completely upon yourself. This way, you would be able to comprehend and form a better quality constellation. Do not be greedy and seek quant.i.ty. Quality is of paramount importance when it comes to condensing your own constellation."
"Understood," Qin Wentian nodded. He knew that when the time came to form one's own constellations, there would be some powerful people who would chose to form several different kinds. Normally, they would only use their strongest constellation in battle. Lin Shuai was afraid that he would go down the wrong path, he wanted to remind Qin Wentian that quality was the key, and not quant.i.ty.
"When do you prepare to set off?" Lin Shuai asked again. He was naturally referring to heading towards the Sacred Battle Platform.
"Right now, there's not much time left. I will head to the Sacred Royal City first. I'm filled with antic.i.p.ation for the trip," Qin Wentian replied.
The Sacred Battle Platform was in the Sacred Royal City. That place, no matter what, Qin Wentian definitely had to go there.
The vast and overwhelmingly strong Sacred Royal City was considered a sacred place in the Royal Sacred Region. He had wanted to head there earlier, because he still had something he had to do there.
"Fine, I will inform master, asking him to send someone to go with you for protection," Lin Shuai spoke.
"No need for that, I'm proficient in facial transformation techniques." Qin Wentian transmitted his voice over, causing Lin Shuai to be slightly stunned. After which he nodded as he transmitted his voice to Qin Wentian as well, "Right. In that case, I will inform the elders of our Battle Sword Faction in the Royal Sacred Sect to wait for you at the Sacred Battle Platform."
"Noted, I shall return to inform my friends first." Qin Wentian smiled as he nodded, departing the mountain peak. He gathered Fan Le, Ouyang Kuangsheng, and the rest, and informed them of his plans to travel solo to the Sacred Battle Platform.
"Okay, I will make preparations to return to Grand Xia first." Ouyang Kuangsheng spoke. He planned to return to Grand Xia for Jiang Ting.
"I shall roam around the Royal Sacred Region for a little while more first before I head back to Grand Xia to look for you all." Fan Le smiled.
"I will return to Grand Xia." Yun Mengyi spoke in a low tone.
"Okay, seems like it's about time for us to temporarily separate. When we go back to Grand Xia, let's meet up in the Unmatched Realm." Qin Zheng laughed. These people, other than Mu Feng, were all disciples of the eccentrics in the Unmatched Realm.
Qin Wentian nodded his head lightly. After making so many enemies in the Royal Sacred Region, it wasn't wise for him to strut around casually. Also, his group of friends all had different matters to settle and different thinking, separation was a thing that couldn't be avoided.
"Right, we will meet again in Grand Xia" Qin Wentian and the others hugged in farewell. And when it was Yun Mengyi's turn, he only saw Yun Mengyi's beautiful eyes looking at him. Qin Wentian smiled and went up, similarly embracing in a hug causing Yun Mengyi's gaze to flicker.
"Little Rascal, time for us to leave." Qin Wentian called. Instantly, a white shadow dashed over. A man and a beast walked together in the same direction out of the Battle Sword Sect.
Royal Sacred City, the sacred city of the Royal Sacred Region. This simple-looking city exuded an imposing majesty that originated from the vicissitudes of time. It was unknown how many people entered and exited it daily.
Over here, the inclination towards the martial path was extremely intense, and if you threw a stone about randomly in the street, you would hit a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant nine out of ten times. It was unwise to antagonize the young masters and little mistresses of the clans here, their backgrounds were all exceedingly fearsome.
The Royal Sacred City had the headquarters of the hegemony of the Royal Sacred Region in it, and had the most famous battle arena, named the Sacred Battle Platform. In addition, this was also the Royal Sacred Region's grandest transaction market.
The Nine Great Sects, Seven Supreme Clans, and Two Grand Empires of the Royal Sacred Region, alongside with several large reclusive sects, ancient countries, and powerful clans all had a station in the Royal Sacred City. They would usually send their disciples to the Sacred Royal City to widen their horizons, and to cultivate in some of the world-famous schools and inst.i.tutes located here, or maybe to refer them to join the Royal Sacred Sect.
At this moment, Qin Wentian stepped into the most ancient city in the Royal Sacred Region.
He was clad in a simple white robes the lines on his face were exquisite looking and projected a somewhat handsome appearance. He looked to be around thirty and this was obviously an effect of the facial-transformation technique.
"So tired" a baby-like voice whined from below Qin Wentian. The one who spoke was an extremely adorable demonic beast in the form of a white tiger. The stripes on its body even emanated a king's aura. This was none other than the shape Little Rascal metamorphosed into.
Qin Wentian wasn't the only person on Little Rascal's back. There was another peerless, beyond comparison silhouette clad in azure-colored clothing, with her facial features masked by a veil and a conical bamboo hat. Although her features couldn't be seen, just from her slender frame and the aura she projected, it was already sufficient to cause others to fantasize, there was a high probability that this figure was an extreme beauty.
When Qin Wentian left the Battle Sword Sect, Qing`er was actually willing to follow him. Not only that, she was okay being out in the open, causing Qin Wentian to feel a little surprised. However, he was more than happy in his heart.
"Useless thing, we are so light yet you are still saying you are tired. I've fed you so much for nothing." Qin Wentian rapped his fist lightly on Little Rascal's head.
"You evil couple...obvious villains that collude together to bully me." Little Rascal whined, causing several people in the surroundings to turn over this direction with looks of puzzlement on their faces, staring at this strange group of travellers.
"This little fellow is so fun!" A young woman laughed.
"What are you looking at? Have you never seen a demon as adorable as me before?" Little Rascal spoke in its baby-voice, causing black lines to appear on Qin Wentian's face. He realized that it wasn't really a joyful thing that Little Rascal had learned to speak.
"Yup I've never seen one before. Little cutey, why are you here in the Sacred Royal City?" that young woman smiled as she asked.
"I'm here to suppress all the Heaven Chosen, my name will resound throughout the world." Little Rascal 'tyrannically' said, his words causing everyone nearby the burst out into laughter. Those who were in the vicinity all crowded over to see what was the commotion. Qin Wentian's face was filled with black lines when he saw the nonsense Little Rascal was speaking, he was already regretting that he brought it out. Initially he still wanted to keep a low-profile, but his plans were totally crushed by this little fellow.
"Can you stop," Qin Wentian walked on the pathway and ruthlessly aimed a slap at Little Rascal.
"Sir, if you don't like it, why don't you give this pet to me?" At this moment a voice drifted over. An instant later, a large piece of Yuan Meteor Stone appeared before Qin Wentian. This Yuan Meteor Stone exuded an incomparably heavy astral energy and was in its most natural state.
Qin Wentian turned, only to see a young man pointing at the Yuan Meteor Stone as he spoke. "As long as you give this demonic beast pet to me, this piece of Yuan Meteor Stone will be yours."