Chapter 754: Heavenly Talisman Treasure Tome
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The towering statue, the vast palace on the gigantic palm. Qin Wentian stepped within and vanished.
The Heavenly Talisman Palace was a place controlled by the Heavenly Talisman Realmlord.
Right now within the palace, Qin Wentian stood there as golden light illuminated the skies. Qin Wentian inclined his head and stared upwards. At this moment, the entire palace was akin to a painting scroll, shining with resplendent runic lights.
"Heavenly Talisman Palace." Qin Wentian stared at the three words in the air.
Beam after beam of light directly entered Qin Wentian's sea of consciousness. Qin Wentian closed his eyes and simply stood there silently, entering into a state of self-immersion.
"Is this the Heavenly Talisman Treasure Tome? It's completely different from other cultivation arts and techniques and there were no exact instructions to follow. There was only an introductory passage and the rest had to depend on individual's ability to see how much they can comprehend." After some moments, Qin Wentian opened his eyes and slowly continued into the palace, taking his time to contemplate this mysterious painting scroll.
This picture scroll somewhat resembled the scroll Di Tian comprehended in the Vermillion Bird Immortal Palace, but the level of profoundness was even higher and it was more mysterious.
"Runes. The trigger for heavenly laws, the source of all energy." Earlier in that instant, there were many sparks of understanding that appeared in his mind. It was the amalgamation of the information the Heavenly Talisman Realmlord imparted to him as well as some insights he gained from the introductory passage from the treasure tome.
It was stated in the tome that runes were the root of energy.
As for why stellar martial cultivators could cultivate, it was naturally because of astral energy.
Astral energy was the source of cultivation.
However, if there's only astral energy, they could only use it to strengthen their bodies and souls. But what about their attacks?
Innate techniques, cultivation arts, all sorts of attacking methods, why were all of these invented?
Because there was a mysterious kind of force that was able to unleash the astral energy stellar martial cultivators absorbed, transforming into a kind of tyrannical destructive might. There were extremely few people who went to research this mysterious force because they had completely no clues to contemplate and no way to explain it. Their only explanation was that it was a kind of fixed law that was already present in the heaven and earth.
The introductory passage of the treasure tome clearly pointed out the uniqueness of this force and there were ways to research it.
As long as astral energy and runes interact, this mysterious force would be triggered and new energy birthed.
The tome stated that both astral energy and runes were the roots of all energy, the very origin source. They branched out into different kinds of laws in the heavens and earth, birthing new types energy that were able to topple mountains and oceans, destroying the sky and ground.
The stronger these two origin source energies were, the more terrifying the resulting law energy would be. Hence, this created the difference in cultivation bases and the grades and types of runes/divine inscriptions.
"What a profound insight."
Qin Wentian was truly stunned. Although he long had some faint inkling, he had never tried to expound on that before. He had also never analyzed this seriously until now.
Qin Wentian was also filled with respect for his master in his heart. This was different from verbal approval, but a respect that came from the depths of his heart.
Why were divine weapons termed divine weapons?
Because they contained the power of divine inscriptions and the different ranks of divine weapons clearly indicated the level of the divine inscriptions used.
But if a divine weapon were simply lying there by itself without a controller, could it do anything? No. It will be completely useless. It needed people to infuse astral energy within, interacting and triggering the divine inscriptions in order to unleash the destructive might of the weapon.
This also meant that only when astral energy and divine inscriptions come into contact with each other, would the destructive power of the various heavenly laws be unleashed, creating tyrannically powerful attacks.
What about the energy produced by innate techniques? If one broke down innate techniques into smaller parts, one would realize that they have a basis in divine inscriptions. When innate techniques are unleashed, astral energy was naturally required. However, the might produced wasn't simply only astral energy or why would different degrees of might be produced when someone of the same cultivation uses the exact same innate technique? Because, the level of one's comprehension and the way they executed the technique was different.
Qin Wentian had also once contemplated this question because of the existence of the Spiritual Refinement Method.
With the aid if the Spiritual Refinement Method, he condensed divine energy in his body and just merely using divine energy would allow him to generate destructive might of different laws according to the types which he used. Why was this so? Because, divine energy was created from divine inscriptions and refined and condensed using astral energy, they were a compound that contained properties of the two origin sources. Hence, once they left his body, the might from the various types of laws, depending on which was used, would instantly erupt forth with might.
Now that he thought about it, Qin Wentian could clearly feel how extraordinary the Spiritual Refinement Method was. This was something his father had left for him.
Other than the Spiritual Refinement Method, there was also the Fiendgod Body Refinement Art. This was also a physique training technique left behind for him by his father, and it was just as extraordinary as the Spiritual Refinement Method.
The treasure tome also expounded on innate techniques. According to it, everyone had the ability to create laws but the process was different for everyone. Innate techniques were comprehended and created by stellar martial cultivators, they used their comprehensions along with countless experimentation to unleash the power of laws, thereby creating innate techniques.
However, humans were foolish. The vast majority only sought to improve the power of the already created techniques, but didn't note of the essence and principles of creation behind them. There was only very few who created them from scratch. Most only knew how to improve on and improvise.
Qin Wentian actually felt pressured when he thought till here. In the past, he didn't seriously analyze this question. But now that he thought of this, he discovered that it was truly the case. Even though he's already at the Celestial Phenomenon Realm now and was more than qualified to improve on those weaker innate techniques. He could only improve on what already existed, he discovered that right now if he wanted to create a brand new innate technique, it was very difficult even if he wanted to create a weak one.
According to the introductory passage, no matter if it was divine inscriptions or the martial path, they were one and the same. Their purpose was both to trigger the laws of heaven and earth.
The Heavenly Talisman treasure Tome was an analysis of the mysterious force. If one understood it, no matter what kind of energy they cultivated, they would be able to understand the essence of it and unleash even stronger might.
At this moment, Qin Wentian was also asking himself. Previously his comprehensions and cultivation speed was faster than others, the might of his innate techniques were also exceedingly strong. Could all of these be credited to the Spiritual Refinement Method?
Because of the Spiritual Refinement Method's existence, he unconsciously was already attempting to comprehend the essence of this mysterious force since a long time ago.
"How truly profound." Qin Wentian mused. The treasure tome was simply a treasure trove of knowledge, imparting to you insights allowing you to comprehend more. This was undoubtedly of immense value to stellar martial cultivators.
There was also an analysis of other heavenly laws within. For example, true intents were also mentioned but the main focus was still on runes.
In the treasure tome, the term 'divine inscriptions' referred to by worldly people was replaced by another term. Divine inscriptions in the tome naturally means inscriptions at the ultimate level. Low level runes weren't qualified to be termed as divine inscriptions. They were collectively known as runic inscriptions or runes instead. And for sixth-ranked runic inscriptions and above, they are also known as immortal runes and one could use them to create immortal-ranked divine weapons.
After a very long moment did Qin Wentian incline his head and stare at the picture scroll again. Because of his deeper comprehension earlier, he discovered that he could see even more deeply. It seemed as though some powerful law energies were made clearer to him.
This treasure tome was simply incomparably valuable. The prerequisite was that you have to figure things out from its introductory passage before you had the qualifications to continue on. And the moment you comprehended something, that would become a strength that belonged to you.
Very swiftly, Qin Wentian sunk into a state of immersion once more, unable to extricate himself.
For the first time, he felt that he had finally traced the droplet of water back to its origin source. This feeling was just too wonderful. He had a feeling of being enlightened and it was like a new door just opened for him.
This Realmlord who was his master was too amazing. Qin Wentian's heart was filled with intense reverence and respect.
Outside the palace, Bai Wuya quietly stood there, so casual as though he was one with the heavens and earth.
This wait had already lasted three months. Qin Wentian hasn't stepped out of the Heavenly Talisman Palace for an entire three months.
At this moment, a silhouette flickered as he instantly arrived outside the palace. Upon discovering someone was still in it, a bizarre look flashed across his eyes. After which he lowered his head and looked at Bai Wuya and asked, "Bai Wuya, hasn't that little fellow exited already?"
Bai Wuya shook his head lightly and didn't reply.
"Do you think he's forcibly staying in there to mess around?" That person laughed. "Back then when you first came here, I recalled that you came out only after two months. Yet this new junior apprentice brother of ours with a cultivation base at merely the second level of Celestial Phenomenon could actually stay in there for three months?"
"Each of us are different. Back then, two months was already my limit. I had no way to comprehend anything more. We should be happy that junior brother Qin could remain in there for three months." Bai Wuya calmly stated.
"Haha you can put it that way I guess. But I'm afraid that he clearly couldn't comprehend anything but still chose to remain inside to mess around," that person laughed. "Through this hundred years of perusing the treasure tome, I comprehended and discovered the inklings of a supremely powerful immortal art and I can sense that it would soon take form. But now, that little fellow is actually still occupying the Heavenly Talisman Palace."
"No wonder you came by so often, so it turned out that you comprehended something." Bai Wuya glanced at the person who spoke. This person was a middle aged man dressed in clean white robes. He contemplated the tome for a hundred years in order to comprehend an immortal art. Qin Wentian would definitely be shocked if he knew of this because with his current strength, although he saw several tyrannically powerful innate techniques through his comprehension of three months, there was not the slightest trace of any immortal arts!
Naturally, this was because his cultivation base was still low. The principle of using the treasure tome was this. Although cultivation base also has an effect, the stronger one's comprehension abilities were, the deeper the insights one would gain!