Chapter 175: Let’s Show Ji Yuan Some Face
When Bai Qianfeng had told Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue and Little Princess that Ji Yuan had finally succeeded in forming his basic soul core, they were extremely thrilled.
Xue Qianxue immediately proposed, “We should celebrate and get Ji Yuan a drink. He really needs a short break.”
Ling Feiyue nodded and was smiling with relieve too. She was actually worried that Ji Yuan may not even form his basic soul core. She said. “It really breaks my heart to see him working so hard to understand the meridians and profound energies.”
Little Princess nodded melancholy, “He is a sword cultivator and he didn’t need to think so hard in the past. To be frank, I was a little anxious as well.”
Internal profound art is harder to master than even external profound art. It is because internal profound art requires the cultivator to understand all 360 meridian points of their body which forms the vital points which cultivators can channel their profound energies. Just remembering all the names and positions of the vital points are already difficult enough.
What’s more, that is only the theory crafting. In order to revitalize the meridian points (which is also called the clearing channel points) and linking specific profound energies together is another whole new level of hard work since all internal profound arts work differently and make use of difference channels to distribute profound energies.
Also, the soul core that Ji Yuan is trying to establish requires the lesser known meridian points that are difficult to connect.
Without Bai Qianfeng to guide Ji Yuan, it will be difficult for him to even form the basic soul core. Even if he had taken a thousand years of nonstop cultivation to study the True Sacred Saint Profound Art, it would still be impossible for him to accomplish it alone.
Although there are only 360 meridian points but the combinations exceeded 10,000 possibilities. One wrong move and the cultivator will be afflicted by phenomenon deviation.
Ling Feiyue was now looking at Bai Qianfeng with grateful eyes. It was because she did not know that she had been practicing the True Sacred Saint Profound Art wrongly. Luckily she was only in the early stage of the gold core and it was easy for Bai Qianfeng to rectify her mistakes.
Bai Qianfeng had explained. “Actually the True Sacred Profound Art that you have is not the best copy. It actually has many flaws but when the original cultivator practices it, he doesn’t have those flaws because he is able to synchronize with his own internal profound arts. But every cultivator is different with their own different attributes. That is why no single cultivation method that works the same for everyone.”
Xiang Li had actually recycled a dead ancient celestial in the past that possessed the True Sacred Saint Profound Art into a cultivation slip. Whether it is a good copy or not, she did not know since it is based on the dead ancient celestial experience.
Based on Ling Feiyue, Little Princess and Xue Qianxue profound skills and attributes, Bai Qianfeng had worked out a cultivation method for them to form their gold cores. This would mean that they had to surrender their cultivation knowledge and even the intricate formulas of their secret profound arts to her in order for her to create the unique cultivation method for them.
Even though they did not really know Bai Qianfeng as she was the quieter one most of the time but the three maidens trusted her without a single doubt. In the eyes of the other cultivators, this may sound foolish because betrayals do happen frequently and there are many tales of betrayals. That is why the most of the cultivators are not willing to share the secret of their profound arts to anyone, including their own clan protégés.
But to Bai Qianfeng, Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue, they trusted her wholeheartedly because she had rescued them from an epic seventh rank desolate beast while they were at the Five Heavens Peaks. That action had even caused her to receive a backlash.
As for Little Princess, she trusted Bai Qianfeng because of Ji Yuan, Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue and she did not hesitate at all. After all, Bai Qianfeng is an immortal cultivator and her profound arts are not worthy to be compared to her.
After Bai Qianfeng had worked out the cultivation methods for them, she said to Xue Qianxue. “It is no wonder why the Evil Cultivation Palace wants to obtain the Sacred Maiden Profound Art. Your Sacred Maiden Profound Art has the ability to aid the male cultivators to regain their profound strength. It is indeed useful to him.”
This is true. After Ji Yuan had copulated with Xue Qianxue, he had fully regained his profound strength to his peak without the need of any profound pills or cultivation.
Xue Qianxue did not understand what Bai Qianfeng had meant by ‘it is indeed useful to him’ since she did not elaborate. Who was this ‘him’ that Bai Qianfeng was referring to?
By now, Bai Qianfeng had heard a lot of backstories on how Ji Yuan had met Xue Qianxue and the other maidens. She had a strong suspicion that Saintess Fang Zhenfei aka Xia Jiajia was actually planning for Xue Qianxue to lose her chastity to Ji Yuan to thwart the Evil Cultivation Palace.
Ling Feiyue was now smiling, “I have managed to attain the foundation gold core now…”
Xue Qianxue was smiling. “And I have attained the basic gold core. I’m sure in less than a month time, I will be able to reach the foundation gold core too.”
Little Princess was also smiling, “Same here! But…” She lowered her voice to remind everyone. “But keep it in a low profile. Ji Yuan, he likes his face. As his future consorts, we should not shame him in public.”
“I agree.” Xue Qianxue said. “He is a pure sword cultivator. It isn’t easy for him to even form the basic soul core. He is only doing that because we are forcing him to cultivate with us. Internal profound art is simply not his forte.”
Ling Feiyue nodded, “Yes. Indeed we shouldn’t try to demoralize him. He is already so hard in cultivating for the past two months. You know when I walk past his cultivation chamber, I can almost see his tears. Once I even saw him trying to tear his hair out…”
“Erm, Sister Feiyue, you shouldn’t be going to his cultivation chamber.” Little Princess said. “We’re not supposed to distract him.”
Ling Feiyue replied sheepishly, “I didn’t go in. I’m just taking a peek.”
Xue Qianxue lowered her eyes shyly, “Actually I did take a little look too. He looks really distress.”
Little Princess sighed, “Sorry sisters. I had taken a look too. I had even heard him muttering to Xiang Li for help but Xiang Li isn’t able to help him.”
All three maidens muttered at the same time, “Ji Yuan is so pitiful…”
Bai Qianfeng nodded quietly as she agreed with them, “His hard work has now been paid off finally…” She could see that Ji Yuan had lost weight recently.
Golden celestials rarely lost weight because they can nourish themselves by cultivating the spiritual auras in the mountains. When they lost weight, it means that either they are unable to cultivate or because they are too stressful to cultivate properly.
When a cultivator cultivates the spiritual auras from their surroundings, it is not as simple as absorbing it into their soul sea. There is a cycle of cultivating which takes time. An inhale of spiritual aura will have to circulate throughout the cultivator’s body known as one cultivation energy cycle which can take between ten to sixty minutes depending on the cultivator’s realm level and internal profound arts. Once the cultivation energy cycle is completed, the spiritual aura will be refined into the spiritual seas of the soul sea as a dew drop.
Cultivation is actually not easy and many high level cultivators will rather spend most of their time to cultivate their spiritual seas for their next breakthrough.
When Ji Yuan is losing weight, it means that he is spending less time on cultivation or he is just too distracted and keeps breaking his own cultivation energy cycle.
All four maidens were feeling very pitiful for Ji Yuan because he had been losing weight and they could well imagine his stress level as he tried to cope with the high difficulty of forming his basic soul core.
Therefore they had readied some wines and even food for Ji Yuan because they were afraid that he was actually quite miserable inside but because he was a good guy, he did not want to share with them.
But when they were near his cultivation chamber, they could suddenly hear his deep laughter. “Haha. Xiang Li, you look so beautiful. I wonder can you bend your legs like them?”
All four maidens: ???
As they entered the cultivation chamber, they saw Ji Yuan was holding onto Xiang Li.
All the maidens were all gasping because there was a stately and an extremely beautiful maiden in front of them and that was Xiang Li.
In the past, Xiang Li was almost translucent and there were no colors in her appearance. But all of a sudden they were all seeing a flesh and blood Xiang Li.
Even Bai Qianfeng was shocked; it was not because Ji Yuan was holding onto Xiang Li but because Xiang Li was an immortal spirit. There was no way for her to have a material form!
Ji Yuan was startled when the four maidens had suddenly appeared. He panicky explained. “This is not what you all think! I was erm…teaching Xiang Li how to walk properly. She used to erm…hover…”
Xiang Li looked at everyone with an impish smile. “Yea! Big Brother is teaching Xiang Li how to walk!”
Ling Feiyue muttered, “You don’t have to hold her waist…”
Ji Yuan smiled awkwardly, “I am afraid that Xiang Li may have a hard fall. Haha.”
Xue Qianxue asked. “What is going on around here? How is it possible for Xiang Li to have a real body now?”
Little Princess was muttering as she appraised Xiang Li’s flesh and blood appearance, “Xiang Li is really such a beautiful maiden…”
Xiang Li giggled softly as she turned translucent again. “I can also dematerialize too!”
All the four maidens: …
Ji Yuan laughed, “Isn’t this amazing? Haha.”
“What is going on here?” Bai Qianfeng gasped with disbelief. Even in the Immortal Realm, she had never heard of such a thing.
Ji Yuan laughed, “After I have formed my apex soul core, I have found out that Xiang Li is able to have a material body.”
“Apex soul core?!”
“You are kidding?”
“Aren’t you at the basic soul core?”
Bai Qianfeng quickly used her divine sense to examine Ji Yuan’s soul sea and she was soon gasping. “He has reached the apex soul core…”
All the other three maidens were shocked at the same time.
How is it possible? What did Ji Yuan do?
“Well, I have accidentally found out that Xiang Li seems to react to my soul sea. Maybe because it is because we are sharing the same soul sea. Moreover she has already formed her apex soul core. Therefore I have thought of linking my soul sea to hers as I cultivate. To my surprise, it actually works.”
It was actually not as easy as Ji Yuan had made it sound. It was only possible because he was a sword energies cultivator and he was extra sensitive to profound energies.
“So I figure out that I can simply use Xiang Li’s apex soul core instead.” Ji Yuan laughed.
Bai Qianfeng continued to mutter, “How is it possible? You can actually link your soul sea to Xiang Li’s soul?”
“Maybe it is because we are a perfect match. Haha.” Ji Yuan tried to offer an explanation as well.
“Yes! Big Brother and I are a perfect match to each other!” Xiang Li declared proudly.
Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue, Little Princess, Bai Qianfeng: …
“Xiang Li, I have an idea. Since you have a physical body now, why don’t you cultivate the True Sacred Saint Profound Art as well? Once you have formed the Spirit Core and the Gold Core, I can form mine straight away! Haha. Do you think this idea is good?” Ji Yuan asked Xiang Li.
“I don’t know. I only want to sleep…” Xiang Li replied sheepishly.
“Don’t be lazy Xiang Li. Let’s try this. Maybe it will work just fine…”
The other four maidens were all stunned by Ji Yuan’s suggestion. He was actually asking Xiang Li to cultivate in his stead.
All of a sudden Ji Yuan asked them, “You have brought wines and food here? Erm, for me?”
Ling Feiyue smiled weakly as she looked at the wines that were in her hands. “Actually we are just trying to console ourselves.”
“Yes…” Xue Qianxue slowly said. They had wanted to console Ji Yuan but it turned out that Ji Yuan had already formed his apex soul core. Forming the soul core is actually the hardest part of the True Sacred Saint Profound Art.
Little Princess was also smiling weakly, “Our cultivation progression isn’t as smooth as you. So we are trying to take a short break first.”
“Oh. Haha.” Ji Yuan laughed.
Xue Qianxue turned to look at Xiang Li, “I shall get you more proper clothing. There is a wolf here and you can be taken advantage by him easily.”
Ling Feiyue nodded immediately, “That’s right…”
Little Princess quickly added, “Xiang Li, don’t let him touch you when you are in your material form. This isn’t a good idea…keep a good distance…”
Xiang Li giggled, “Why?”
“You are too innocent. Trust us! Don’t let him touch you!” The three maidens immediately said.
Bai Qianfeng was smiling weakly as she thought, “Xiang Li isn’t as innocent as you think. She has always been spying on everyone when she is in Ji Yuan’s soul sea…”