Chapter 684: Celestial Phenomenon Realm
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian sat crossed-legged at the training ground situated in Mo Residence's backyard. Vast amounts of Yuan Meteor Stones littered around him, so many that they formed into numerous small mountains, permeating the atmosphere with an intense astral energy.
At this moment, Qin Wentian released his Great Dream astral soul and Great Dream astral nova.
Astral souls were the foundation of Celestial Phenomena (constellations), they are an evolved form of astral souls and naturally, one had to evolve their astral souls first to condense any kind of constellations.
For Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns, they have a total of four astral souls, and after stepping into Celestial Phenomenon, they could begin forming an innate connection with their fifth astral soul. This indicated that for Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants, the maximum number of constellations they can have, is five.
Five constellations, with each different from the last because they would all be evolved from the various astral souls one had condensed earlier on their journey of cultivation. There were strong ones and weak ones and all this depended on the stellar martial cultivator's comprehension abilities.
Although theory stated that condensing five constellations was possible, usually the vast majority of ascendants would only condense either one of two types of constellations. The reason for this varies for everyone. For some, it might be because their talent was limited. An example was the ascendants of Grand Xia.
Another reason was the speed of one's cultivation. Although they could use their strongest astral soul as the foundation to condense a constellation to break through to Celestial Phenomenon, after they broke through and selected their fifth astral soul, this astral soul would definitely be stronger than the other four. Hence, their second constellation would usually be condensed from their fifth and strongest astral soul. They didn't want to waste more time on condensing one more, because their second constellation was already condensed from their strongest astral soul. What's the point in spending time to condense a weaker constellation? They would rather use the time on cultivation instead.
But of course, there would also be demon-level characters like Qin Wentian. Each and every one of the astral souls he has were all exceedingly powerful, from high-tiered heavenly layers. In addition, he was also proficient in the fusion of true intents. These type of people was a different case altogether. For these people, since their astral souls were already so powerful, they would choose to condense as many constellations as possible in order to raise their combat strength further.
This was also part of the reason why ascendants would have such a huge difference in their combat strength. For people like Qin Wentian, he had the chance to condense many different types of powerful constellations.
His first choice, was none other than to evolve his Great Dream astral soul.
The Great Dream astral soul had a corona of resplendent golden light circulating around it. It flew to the top of his Great Dream astral nova as the surrounding astral energy was frenziedly being absorbed into his nova. His nova then grew increasingly corporeal and began shimmering with a brilliant light as it slowly expanded.
To form a constellation, one must shatter their astral nova first, allowing them to be reabsorbed into their astral soul to be used as fuel for evolution. Once the attempt of breaking through to Celestial Phenomenon failed, that astral nova used would have already been shattered and as for the astral soul of choice, it would be hard in the future if one wanted to use it to condense another constellation. Hence, one must be extremely cautious when they tried to breakthrough to Celestial Phenomenon because if they failed in their attempt to do so, it was highly possible that they would be restricted to the Heavenly Dipper Realm for the rest of their lives.
The dreamforce radiating out was unleashed to its limit, changing everything into a dreamscape. In this dreamscape, Qin Wentian sat crossed-legged bathing underneath star light, as he absorbed them to further feed his Great Dream astral nova.
To breakthrough to the Celestial Phenomenon Realm, one had to first reach the peak of Heavenly Dipper or they take the risk that their astral novas had not yet matured to the limits hence being unable to shatter them of their own will to reintegrate the fragments back into their astral souls.
After Qin Wentian was injured recently, the astral energy in his Yuanfu had all dried up. It was only after the support by Mo Qingcheng's wondrous medicinal pills did his body recover and his cultivation base also became more stable, approaching the true peak of Heavenly Dipper. This was something he had sensed and which was why he decided to attempt to break through to Celestial Phenomenon.
Time slowly passed by, Qin Wentian sank into the dream and only after a long period of time passed did Qin Wentian move again. Right now, he drew in a deep breath as a thunderous boom echoed out, indicating that his astral nova was shattered. A resplendent beam of light shot upwards, as his astral soul greedily started to absorb it. Soon after, his astral soul grew increasingly larger in size, expanding unceasingly, moving higher up into the skies. The star light shone on it as the embryonic form of a constellation could be seen.
Qin Wentian could feel that the crucial moment was approaching. Particles of true intent appeared in the starry space. These particles all had different colored glows and they gradually formed into a vortex, blending together, exuding a terrifying destructive energy.
Gradually, this destructive energy permeated this entire space. As long as he willed it, this destructiveness would explode forth with overwhelming might.
Qin Wentian who was sitting crossed-legged waved his hands. Instantly, laceration scars formed in the air from the destructive power he was channeling. And gradually, the shape of a sword took form as his embryonic form of constellation began radiating a destructive sword might.
"Wrong, this shouldn't be the case." Qin Wentian mused, "I should let it continue evolving. Dreams, can be real and illusory."
Qin Wentian contemplated as the astral energy from the Yuan Meteor Stones were drawn into the constellation as it continued evolving. Underneath this starry sky, individual dimensions of pure destruction appeared, each radiating an incomparable terrifying energy.
"Wrong!" Qin Wentian could sensed that something was off, this wasn't the constellation he wanted to form. Eventually, those dimensions of destruction collided and fused together, as another embryonic-form constellation appeared.
"If I use the Great Dream astral soul as the foundation, the constellation I condense should have the quality of dreams, a thin line between illusory and reality, present everywhere." Qin Wentian's palms waved again and instantly, the constellation disappeared into the void yet the power of destruction remained everywhere. Finally, a hint of a smile appeared on Qin Wentian's lips, this was the feeling he was looking for. This was the feeling he had during the epiphany.
"This is it. Embryonic constellation, condense!" The energy from Qin Wentian gushed out madly, causing the astral energy in the air to be in an even more intense frenzy, transforming into a fearsome whirlpool, as the constellation that belonged to Qin Wentian began to take form.
Astral souls of cultivators might be similar but there are no two constellations that were exactly alike. Even if the individuals had comprehended the same kind of true intent of Mandates and used the exact same astral souls as a foundation, the comprehension ability of people are all different during fusion hence the final constellation they condensed would naturally be different. At most, there would only be similarities between them.
Every individual will have a unique constellation that belonged to themselves.
Qin Wentian finally opened his eyes. A streak of white appeared in the eastern horizons causing Qin Wentian to be slightly startled. The process of him evolving his astral soul seemed to happen in an instant. Yet looking at the color of the sky now, it was obvious that it was already a different day. Could it be that a few days have already passed?
As he thought of this Qin Wentian's perception stretched out before he finally heaved a sigh of relief. There were many people in the Mo Residence who had just started on the preparations for the wedding. Seems like today was only the second day. And just like what he had predicted, breaking through to Celestial Phenomenon would be a success for him as long as the conditions are right. There were no bottlenecks nor danger involved and the process could be considered pretty smooth.
"What is Celestial Phenomenon? It feels that nothing is different and this realm isn't too difficult to reach." Qin Wentian smiled. Although he didn't feel any special feeling, the weakness which he was feeling earlier had all completely been purge. The him right now was filled with vitality and energy, much stronger compared to him after recovering a day ago. It felt like he has boundless strength, this feeling was simply too marvelous.
Not only that, he discovered that one of his Yuanfu had transformed. In that transformed Yuanfu, there was actually a dimension within it. It was no longer a simple ocean of energy but rather, it was a dimension that was completely filled with vigorous astral energy and was many times larger compared to before.
As to why Qin Wentian felt that it was so easy to breakthrough was naturally because he already had a direction on what to do. Adding that to his epiphany, as well as his proficiency in the fusion of true intent and his cultivation base, he had already reached the extreme of the Heavenly Dipper Realm, coming to a limit. Hence, the Celestial Phenomenon Realm to others might be a form of tribulation which was very difficult to transcend. But to Qin Wentian, it was a natural process, the breakthrough wasn't difficult at all.
"Next, it's time for me to form an innate connection with a fifth constellation in the heavenly layers, condense my fifth astral soul and birth my fifth Yuanfu." Qin Wentian laughed. The Yuanfu which had transformed was the Yuanfu that corresponded with his Great Dream astral soul while his other Yuanfus remained unchanged. It might be a special case for him because of the Art of Nine Astrariums he practiced. He had to condense many constellations before he could cause all his Yuanfu to transform as well.
"I was only keen on breaking through but I still didn't have the time to think what type of fifth astral soul I want." Qin Wentian murmured. He knew that since he had broken through, it wouldn't be long for Di Tian to do so as well. At that time, Di Tian could choose a different astral soul and their pathway of cultivation could finally diverge. Qin Wentian naturally didn't hope for Di Tian to be completely the same as him. Only by walking two different paths would he be able to maximize the benefits of the Great Nirvana Immortal Art.
"Mhm?" At this moment, Qin Wentian seemed to sensed something. After which, he couldn't help but to laugh bitterly when he discovered that the mountains of Yuan Meteor Stones around him had actually all been exhausted...
As he thought of this, Qin Wentian silently perspired. Was the amount just sufficient? What a narrow escape, why was the consumption rate so terrifying? He had read through the ancient books and knew roughly the amount of Yuan Meteor Stones needed. In fact he had prepared several times the required amount just in case, yet he didn't expect that that everything would be exhausted. The consumption rate was simply too fearsome. It wasn't possible for the vast majority of Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns to afford this.
Standing up, Qin Wentian headed outside. There was still people guarding the training ground and when they saw Qin Wentian's approach, all their eyes landed on him, surveying him. Right now, Qin Wentian appeared completely ordinary, his handsome face had hints of a smile on it and none of his aura could be felt, causing them to be unable to measure him. Had he broken through or not? The commotion last night was really intense.
"Thank you everyone for your help," Qin Wentian gently spoke as the people here nodded in response.
"Today is the date of the grand wedding between the Holy Maiden and Young Master Wentian, let us first send our congratulations." The maidens of the Medicine Sovereign Valley laughed. This immortal couple that engenders envy in others was finally going to be official man and wife.
"Thank you, I'm going to look for Qingcheng now." Qin Wentian smiled. His silhouette flickered and he arrived at the room where Mo Qingcheng was in. Mo Qingcheng hadn't rested at all, she was sitting in her courtyard and at the instant when Qin Wentian appeared and his gaze fell upon her, a blessed smile flashed on her countenance.
Today, finally arrived.
"Are you not putting on your makeup yet?" Qin Wentian smiled.
"I don't like having makeup on." Mo Qingcheng gently stated. Qin Wentian nodded his head, "That's fine. After all, my wife has no flaws, the truest you is the most perfect you."
Mo Qingcheng walked to the side of Qin Wentian and held his hand. After which she stared in the direction of the rising sun as she pointed to it. "From today onwards, I want to hold your hand, seeing the sunrise every morning, not letting go forever!"
Qin Wentian's heart was flowing with currents of warmth. He squeezed Mo Qingcheng's dainty hand and smiled, "Did you just snatched my line...?"
"Fine I will treat it that you are the one who said that. Qin Wentian, you aren't allowed to shake off my hand okay!" Mo Qingcheng blushed, staring into the eyes of her soon-to-be husband. Right now, she was no longer icy or cold, and no longer as pure and holy like an immortal. She was just a simple young woman that was pursuing love!