Chapter 219: Wyrm Python Form
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"This is the Monkey King Wine? It feels as if the Origin Energy within my body's been startled by its fragrance...." Nie Fen gazed at the Monkey King Wine within Nie Yuan's hands with a scorching gaze.
"I never imagined that I'd be able to smell the wine fragrance of the Monkey King Wine in my lifetime...truly a blessing of three lifetimes." The old man had a deeply moved expression.
As for the person in concern, Nie Yuan, he was instead overjoyed as he put away the Monkey King Wine.
Nie Fen's gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian's figure as he rubbed his palm and fist together. "Hehe...Little Tian, you...."
"Big Brother Nie, I'll give you a drop of Monkey King Wine when you step into the Half-step Void Stage!" Nie Fen hadn't even opened his mouth when Duan Ling Tian guessed what he wanted to say.
It wasn't that he was stingy, but the Monkey King Wine within that small bottle gourd might not even amount to 30 drops, and every drop counted. Thus, he had to use it sparingly.
Nie Fen laughed bitterly. "Half-step Void Stage, that's a matter of many years from now...."
"Big Brother Nie, I can't give you the Monkey King Wine, but I do have a lot of Monkey Wine." Duan Ling Tian raised his hand, and within his hand was a wine jug.
Instantly, the fragrance of the Monkey Wine suffused out into the air via the mouth of the wine jug....
"Good wine!" The gazes of the three Nie family members abruptly shone.
In next to no time, all three of them tasted the Monkey Wine, one by one.
Nie Fen, who sat cross-legged on the spot after he drank the Monkey Wine, calmed his heart as he circulated his cultivation method, only opening his eyes after quite some time.
"Just a little more and I'll be able to break through!" After Nie Fen came to, his gaze abruptly shone, and he unconsciously extended his hand to grab the wine jug; however, he noticed that the wine jug was completely empty.
"Where's the wine?" Nie Fen had a stunned expression.
"Uncle Nie and Grandpa Nie drank it." Duan Ling Tian shook his head with a smile.
Before Nie Fen could react, Duan Ling Tian slipped away at once, and he didn't forget to remind the old man and Nie Yuan, "Grandpa Nie, Uncle Nie...I'll leave the matter of my Embroidered Uniform Guard members to you. I'll come here to get them tomorrow."
"Grandfather, father, how could the both of you not leave anything for me? I only drank a cup... one cup!" Nie Fen had a bitter expression as he complained.
"Stupid kid, if you have the time to complain here, then why don't you ask Little Tian for a jug of Monkey Wine?" The old man shook his head.
"Right! How could I have forgotten? He was extremely stingy on the Monkey King Wine, but he can't be that stingy on the Monkey Wine, right?!" Nie Fen hurriedly stood up and ran after Duan Ling Tian only to notice that Duan Ling Tian had long since vanished without a trace.
"What a kid! No wonder he left in such a hurry!" Nie Fei had a helpless expression.
After leaving the Divine Might Marquis Estate, Duan Ling Tian directly returned home and shut himself up within his room, then he started refining the Dragon Blood Pill....
After an hour, the Dragon Blood Pill was completed!
Duan Ling Tian finally completed the tempering of his fleshly body for the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage after consuming the Dragon Blood Pill.
And the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique's second form, the Raging Python Form, attained perfection.
Without the slightest hesitation, Duan Ling Tian used his Origin Energy to draw out the residual medicinal strength from the Monkey King Wine that he drank the other day and started circulating his cultivation....
Before long, the bottleneck of the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage was broken through directly, and Duan Ling Tian's cultivation stepped into the Origin Core Stage in one go!
After stepping into the Origin Core Stage, there was still a little medicinal strength of the Monkey King Wine that remained within his body.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique's third form, the Wyrm Python Form!
Duan Ling Tian started to circulate the new mental cultivation technique to use up the remaining medicinal strength of the Monkey King Wine, and only when he approached the bottleneck of the first level of the Origin Core Stage was the medicinal strength of the Monkey King Wine completely expended.
Crackle crackle.... While slightly stretching his hands, a clear and melodious sound of bones rubbing against each other sounded.
Abruptly, he clenched his fist!
Instantly, 31 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above Duan Ling Tian.
This was precisely the strength of Duan Ling Tian after stepping into the first level of the Origin Core Stage!
After breaking through to the first level of the Origin Core Stage, an ordinary martial artist would only possess the strength of 20 ancient mammoths at full strength, thus possessing the strength of eight ancient mammoths more than when they were at the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage!
Duan Ling Tian actually only had an extra strength of eight ancient mammoths compared to before as well, but this strength was something that was added onto the foundation that was his original strength.
He stepped into the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage by using the Raging Python Form mental cultivation method, and when he completed the tempering of his fleshly body, he possessed the strength of 23 ancient mammoths. The strength of 11 ancient mammoths was more than an ordinary ninth level Core Formation martial artist possessed!
And now, Duan Ling Tian, who'd broken through to the first level of the Origin Core Stage, still possessed an extra strength of 11 ancient mammoths compared to an ordinary martial artist with similar cultivation level!
"Eh, the third form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Wyrm Python Form, seems to not have tempering of the fleshly body anymore....In other words, I can only cultivate conventionally and obtain an increase in strength similar to an ordinary martial artist. However, regardless of what cultivation level I've attained, I'll still possess the 11 ancient mammoths worth of strength more than martial artists at the same cultivation level!" Duan Ling Tian noticed this problem before long.
He understood in his heart that just because of this, he could be called invincible amongst martial artists with the same cultivation level!
However, as his cultivation level increases, his strength will slowly come closer and closer to a martial artist with the same cultivation level as him, and his advantage will slowly become smaller....
Duan Ling Tian felt a trace of pressure. I must diligently cultivate!
"So this is the Origin Core Stage!" Duan Ling Tian could clearly see the condition inside his Dantian by means of Internal Vision. Currently, the inside of his Dantian, the place where there was originally Origin Energy in the form of dispersed mist, had actually condensed into an Origin Core....
The Origin Core was entirely white as snow and was precisely condensed from Origin Energy!
The Origin Core Stage's name was precisely derived from this, and the strength of an Origin Core Stage martial artist was stored within the Origin Core that was in the Dantian.
If the Dantian were to be crippled, the Origin Core would lose its support and completely disappear, similar to the Origin Energy in the entire body dispersing....Just like Su Tong and Xue Lang, who Duan Ling Tian crippled that time.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian went to the rear courtyard to look for the two little girls and his mother, and he passed a pill bottle into each of their hands.
Within each pill bottle was a drop of Monkey King Wine.
"Young Master, what's this?" Ke Er had a curious expression as she asked.
Li Fei and Li Rou looked at Duan Ling Tian as well.
"This is Monkey King Wine....Ke Er, haven't you broken through to the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage? As long as you consume this Monkey King Wine and circulate the cultivation method you're cultivating, it's sufficient to assist you in breaking through to the Origin Core Stage!"
Duan Ling Tian laughed as he said to Li Fei, "Little Fei, it's the same for you. Your current cultivation is only a tiny bit away from breaking through to the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage. By relying on this drop of Monkey King Wine, you'll not only be able to break through the bottleneck and step into the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage, you even have a chance to break through to the first level of the Origin Core Stage in one go!"
Needless to say, what Duan Ling Tian said caused the two little girls to have excited expressions, and they directly returned to their rooms to cultivate.
"Mom, you go cultivate as well." Duan Ling Tian looked at Li Rou and lightly smiled.
Li Rou lightly nodded before following behind Ke Er and Li Fei to return to her room.
Duan Ling Tian left the house and found a clothing store, then he made to order 13 sets of Volador Robes according to the memories from his previous lifetime.
"How long before it's done?" Duan Ling Tian asked the manager.
"Customer, these 13 sets of clothes and personal adornments you've ordered are all extremely complicated, so even if I were to accelerate the work, I'm afraid it will require three days," the manager slowly said.
"Three days?" Duan Ling Tian frowned. "It's too long. Think of another way." Duan Ling Tian raised his hand, and besides the money that he paid earlier, he put down another 10,000 silver.
The manager's pupils constricted and he hurriedly nodded. "Customer, I understand. I'll get a few more people to accelerate to work through the night, and it'll definitely be completed tomorrow."
"OK." Duan Ling Tian nodded, then he turned around to leave. He then found a weapon store and ordered 13 sabre sheaths. Next, he bought some materials required for weapon crafting.
After returning home, he refined these materials into 13 spirit sabers.
Volador Robes, Embroidered Spring Sabre!
This was the true Embroidered Uniform Guard!
A trace of a smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth.
After the Crimson Sky Kingdom's Emperor established the organization known as the Embroidered Uniform Guard, the Emperor also drew out a vast courtyard house within the inner city as the residence of the Embroidered Uniform Guard.
When Duan Ling Tian arrived at the courtyard house, he noticed that there was already someone waiting there.
"Commander Duan!" Duan Ling Tian had only just entered the courtyard house when a middle-aged man walked over to greet him. The middle-aged man was wearing the armor of the Imperial Army, and traces of dignity were revealed from between his brows. He obviously wasn't an ordinary soldier.
"You recognize me? You are?" Duan Ling Tian ask wonderingly.
"Commander Duan, I'm the Imperial Army's Captain Meng Yang. His Majesty ordered me to pass these to Commander Duan."
In next to no time, Meng Yang passed a pile of Order Tokens to Duan Ling Tian.
These Order Tokens were all exactly the same, besides one of them, which was comparatively special.
All of the Order Tokens had a similarity; they all had three words engraved on top: Embroidered Uniform Guard.
"Captain Meng, thank you for the trouble." Duan Ling Tian received the Order Tokens and nodded with a smile to Meng Yang.
"Commander Duan, you're most welcome." Meng Yang replied with a smile. Although it was only an 18-year-old youth that stood before him, he didn't dare look down upon Duan Ling Tian in the slightest.
What a joke!
This youth was the most popular figure within the Crimson Sky Kingdom's army right now.
Since becoming aware of the establishment of the organization known as the Embroidered Uniform Guard, an unknown amount of people would fight for a chance to join it....
"Commander Duan." Meng Yang looked at Duan Ling Tian and seemed to be hesitant.
"Captain Meng, is there something else?" Duan Ling Tian asked.
"Commander Duan, I wonder if there is a lack of personnel in your Embroidered Uniform Guard?" Meng Yang asked.
Duan Ling Tian laughed as he asked, "What? Captain Meng, are you thinking of abandoning the Imperial Army to join my Embroidered Uniform Guard?"
"No, it's a brother of my subordinate. He especially admires Commander Duan...." Meng Yang shook his head.
"So long as there isn't a problem with his character, and his cultivation is at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above, then the Embroidered Uniform Guard will take him." Duan Ling Tian said slowly.
Meng Yang was dumbstruck when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
Seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage?
Even he, who was the Captain of the Imperial Army, was only at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage....
Meng Yang fiercely gulped down a mouthful of saliva and asked slightly hesitantly, "Commander Duan, can it be that your Embroidered Uniform Guard only recruits people at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above?"
Duan Ling Tian nodded. "Exactly, this is the lowest threshold."
Meng Yang noticed that his heart was going to jump out at any moment.
This Commander Duan was really no ordinary person.
Along with the departure of Meng Yang, in next to no time, the lowest threshold requirement for the Embroidered Uniform Guard spread throughout the Imperial Army and even throughout the Imperial City....