Mu Bai was really the cypress he was looking for. Yang Chen listened to him with a smile. The monstrously talented cypress of the future finally paid his respects to become his own disciple.
With Mu Bai acknowledging him as his master, Mu Bai with his monster soul connected with Yang Chen's mind. This was like the monster souls that Yang Chen, Yu Kui and Xie Sha traded.
The apprenticeship of the monster race was by no means completed by a simple kowtow but establishing a master-apprentice connection with the monster's soul was essential. It was much more formal in comparison to human apprentice cultivators. With the monster soul exchange, the monster race could not revolt against their masters. Thus, monster cultivators could be much more important than human cultivators.
Yang Chen slightly reached out and accepted the role as the master of the cypress.
Next, the old cypress tree would take the entire cypress family to join the Pure Yang Palace Hall of Eccentrics. For this matter, Yang Chen could take responsibility directly, he was sure that the Palace Master would not have any objections.
After all the cypress trees loyalty and monster souls were received. Yang Chen was not parsimonious, and the cultivation method prepared for Mu Bai was immediately taken out.
"This is a foundation laying cultivation method. Your cultivation is too dependent on instinct, and the level is not high."
Since he was now a sect member, Yang Chen certainly did not hide. He continued unhesitatingly, "you must begin to practice this cultivation method, regardless of the level of your cultivation base, especially your old patriarch."
Yang Chen turned his head to the head of the cypresses and smiled, pointing out; "before with your cultivation, you took some detours, so it is too late to form your nascent soul. After rebuilding your foundation, forming a nascent soul will be a simple matter."
The old patriarch was also a person who knew to judge something precious. When he got the jade slip and his spiritual awareness swept through it, he immediately understood the high level of the cultivation method within. Compared with his own instinct, he did not know how many times better it was. Under this big joy, he gave his thanks immediately.
"Here, this is also a monster race Spiritual Awareness Secret Art."
Yang Chen also copied the martial arts jade slips from the Banyan tree cave and handed them over to the old patriarch, "it is good to cultivate your spiritual awareness."
This did not need Yang Chen to say but everyone knew the benefits of cultivating their spiritual awareness. Not to say anything else, just in the early Jiedan stage, Yang Chen could release the spiritual awareness of the Dacheng realm. He was able to suppress their tribe enough, for them to not dare move. When Yang Chen said that, naturally, everyone was happy.
"There is also a Demon King Transformation Secret Art, which can make you change your main body and turn it into a demon body."
This time, Yang Chen took out the jade slip of the Demon King Transformation Secret Art. This Secret Art was not the Transformation Secret Art that Yang Chen obtained from the spiritual world that could directly transform a monster into a human, but the jade slip that he got from the hands of the second city master. After cultivating it, one could become a human with a monster head. Most of the monster race in the banyan tree cave were also cultivating this method.
If this cultivation method of the monster race could be practiced to the highest level, it could also completely change their monster body, but it required a lot of effort. Yang Chen did not require them to practice it to that extreme. If they have been repaired to a certain extent, they could be transferred to the spiritual form of the spiritual world and directly become a person.
Of course, these things were the benefits of the new sect members with the higher-level cultivation methods. Yang Chen then told them honestly that they needed to reach the Yuanying realm to be able to practice them. Including the Demon King Transformation Secret Art.
The spiritual pulse below the cypress forest was somewhat scattered. Yang Chen worked on it, and arranged a Spirit Gathering Formation within a radius of ten miles, which could effectively restrain the spiritual power of these spiritual pulses within that range.
Hundreds of cypresses, practicing in this Spirit Gathering Formation could feel the effect increasing at least several times than before. Even if they had not begun to practice the foundation laying cultivation methods, the intensity of spiritual power surprised everyone.
The formation showed the difference immediately, the cultivation methods and the spiritual pulse, almost instantaneously synergized. The old patriarch almost jumped up excitedly. Others had not seen these cultivation methods, but the old patriarchs had seen them from the beginning. Although they had not practiced yet, he also knew that it was definitely a strong cultivation method for their family.
While excited, the old patriarch was also happy for the luck of his grandson. If Yang Chen didn't take a fancy towards Mu Bai and accepted him as an apprentice. Maybe the family of the big and small, 110 cypresses could end up killed by Yang Chen. Thinking of this, the old patriarch was also full of fear.
But now there was no such concern at all, they had joined the Pure Yang Palace, Hall of Eccentrics, and Mu Bai was also accepted as an apprentice by Yang Chen. In the future, even if he was a family, he no longer has to worry about Yang Chen turning hostile. Naturally, the old patriarch could also think of Yang Chen's tolerance, and certainly would not put that little matter in his heart.
"I will stay here for a while and give pointers to Mu Bai during his cultivation."
Yang Chen received his apprentice and directly started explaining his own arrangements, "in this time, if you have any problems in your practice, you can come and ask me, I will try my best to answer."
The old patriarch was overjoyed and immediately passed down the cultivation methods. Then with a respectful invitation, Yang Chen preached and explained the cultivation method in detail.
Yang Chen was very proficient with this kind of teaching since he was a disciple in the Ye Xiu Manor. Although it was the cultivation of the monster race, due to the knowledge Yang Chen had gathered, he did not feel perplexed while teaching it.
No matter what question was asked, Yang Chen could promptly find a suitable and unforeseen answer to it.
There were a few cypresses who were not convinced at first, and even asked a few questions that they had encountered in their previous practice. But even those were answered, thus, they resolved to not make trouble for Yang Chen.
As a result, all the cypresses were shocked. Yang Chen answered their questions even if they didn't ask. Moreover, they directly concluded that they had no problems left. They solutions were so detailed that they felt as if they have seen the processes involved.
Yang Chen's words almost solved all problems they encountered. After listening to Yang Chen's explanation, they understood what they had done wrongly before. Originally, they were still complacent. They had already spent a significant amount of effort in their previous practice. Now they understood that many of the troubles in their cultivation were the aftereffects of the past cultivation.
Everyone was now convinced. No one had any doubts about Yang Chen. All were humbly asking for advice, especially the oldest cypress was the most diligent, and Yang Chen did not bother to explain more. When a person asked a question, almost all of them would be on the same page. Everyone here was the same race and many problems were also the same.
After listening to Yang Chen's explanation and sermon again, everyone clearly felt the improvement in the speed of their cultivation progress. This was not only the merits of the Spirit Gathering Formation, but the improvement brought on by the cultivation methods as well.
For a time, the entire cypress family was all rejoicing, all of them were full of confidence and even the old cypresses saw the hope of reaching the Yuanying realm.
The wood cultivators were different from other cultivators. Sometimes, with a low cultivation realm one may eventually die. But the wood cultivators were not the same. Generally, as long as their spiritual wisdom formed, they could survive for many years. Compared with humans, they really had a long life.
Basically, the wood monster cultivators could still impact the realm many times, by relying on their long life-span. With this time and someone to direct their cultivation, naturally, they had high hopes to reach the higher realms.
Although everyone was happy, it did not hinder everyone's envy of the little cypress. Because after teaching everyone, Yang Chen separated the little cypress and began to teach him exclusively.
However, even if they were envious, Yang Chen was now the master of Mu Bai. And masters alone pointing to their disciples, was a common matter. Thus, the other cypresses, though envious, could only sigh and look on.
During Yang Chen's solo teaching, not only did he bring the cypress to his side, but directly arranged an Illusion array, which cut off the spiritual awareness of all the other cypresses. Making them unable to decipher the situation inside.
"Mu Bai, your qualifications are very good, so even if you practice the same cultivation method as you do now, you can still excel." Yang Chen explained to Mu Bai very seriously "So, in terms of cultivation methods, temporarily I don't care too much for you."
"Master already taught the disciple the foundation cultivation method. The disciple has understood!" Mu Bai had a respectful response to Yang Chen, and there was no hint of dissatisfaction in his demeanour.
"So, you have this mentality, very good." Yang Chen nodded with satisfaction. "However, since I am your master and you are my apprentice, I still want to give you some gifts."
With Yang Chen's words, in his hand a large ping of leaves appeared suddenly. Mu Bai also looked over and saw the pile of leaves, making his eyes lit up.
The pile of leaves had an extremely pure first wood aura, which was extremely suited to Mu Bai.
Yang Chen said that this was a meeting gift for him. Were these that gift?
Yang Chen's hand was holding a lot of leaves of the Penglai Divine Wood. However, these leaves were taken from the Penglai Divine Wood that Yang Chen used to refine the First Wood flying sword. In fact, at that time, Yang Chen only took the trunk, the main roots and many of the side leaves. Other parts were cut but not used.
These scattered branches and leaves were just like an elixir for Mu Bai. Of course, he still had a low cultivation base, far from the old tree monster Gui Shanyou who directly devoured a whole Penglai Divine Wood piece. However, it was no problem to slowly absorb these leaves.
"I will stay here for a year with these leaves, and some branches. How many you are able to absorb in that time is up to you." Yang Chen said directly. He wanted to use this time to make the little cypress absorb all these treasures slowly.
Although Mu Bai did not know what the leaves were, or the leaves of which tree they were, but relying on instinct alone, he could understand their preciousness. Hearing about some branches, he was even more pleasantly surprised. Now he thanked Yang Chen again while taking the leaves from his hand. The trunk cracked a small mouth and put the leaves of these Penglai Divine Woods into it.
In the time when the cypress absorbed the leaves of the Penglai divine wood, Yang Chen also stayed there. In addition to pointing out the practice of the cypresses monster, he was also tempering his own Body Refining Technique.
The bone-chilling cold astral wind of the hurricane smashed the cypress monsters here very well. Although they were not so powerful when facing Yang Chen, he knew how strong these guys were against such weather elements.
In addition to making them submit by force, Yang Chen also needed to use rewards to make them completely loyal to the Pure Yang Palace. The earlier cultivation methods, the Spirit Gathering Formation and Yang Chen's instructions were all in lieu of that goal.
However, these were not enough. Yang Chen must add more rewards.
For these ordinary cypress monsters, Yang Chen also gave them a motivation to practice. A branch of Penglai Divine Wood with a thin finger was setup as reward, if they progressed to the peak Jiedan stage. Of course, the premise was to use the new monster cultivation method to lay their foundations, unlike the self-exploring way they originally practiced.
The attraction of the Penglai Divine Wood was extraordinary. Although the cypress monsters did not know the origin of the branches, but the pure aura that they exuded, made them extremely excited. The big trees on one of the trunks were almost bursting with fire, staring at the branches and hating that they couldn't swallow them with their eyes.
"In addition, you can't make a monster body now, let alone a human figure, so you can't go back to the sect for a while." Yang Chen revealed but also gave a solution, "take this Transformation Secret Art and practice carefully. After thirty years, it is estimated that you can all transform into a monster body, then I will take you away."
"The environment here is special, and the cold hurricane has great benefits for your body refining. All the cultivation should be carried out in this hurricane." Yang Chen was not willing to let these guys lose their tracks because of the spiritual qi in the Spirit Gathering Formation. "This Spirit Gathering Formation will be active every day, each person should only stay in it for two hours at the most, so the spiritual qi is concentrated and is good for everyone."
No one objected to Yang Chen's words, his instructions have already made all the cypresses here content. Since the previous instructions were all fruitful, they blindly trusted these as well.
The aptitude of Mu Bai was really outstanding. In less than a month, he absorbed all the Penglai Divine Wood leaves Yang Chen had. His spiritual power now also had a touch of the Penglai Divine Wood aura.
For his own apprentice, Yang Chen certainly wouldn't be jealous, and directly gave him all the remaining Penglai Divine Wood leaves. He had prepared them for him after all. If he could absorb all of them, he would become a mighty monstrous talent in the future.
While pointing out Mu Bai's cultivation, and the rest of the cypress monsters, Yang Chen did not forget to temper his own body refining technique day and night. Everyone saw that Yang Chen himself practiced in the hurricane, thus, they were also unwilling to fall behind.
Soon, one year of hard cultivation had passed by.