Chapter 1220: Six Innate Stages
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The purple-clad young man looked at the ten medicinal pills in his hand and popped them into his mouth immediately without saying a word. He swallowed them after chewing a few times.
“You’re eating those pills like they are nothing! Just like a cow chewing on peonies!” The loud voice scolded. It was obvious it could not stand the way the purple-clad young man was consuming the medicinal pills.
“Kid, you’re just a Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator from Mortal Continent, where did you get the Innate Medicinal Pills from?” The loud voice asked soon after.
“Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator?” The purple-clad young man asked in confusion, “What’s that?”
“Hmph! A Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator is a Martial Cultivator like you who are still in the mortal realm… Mortal Stage Martial Cultivators are categorized into Acquired Stage Martial Cultivators and Innate Stage Martial Cultivators,” the loud voice said.
“I’ve never heard of that.” The purple-clad young man shook his head.
“The cultivation stage should be different for people on Mortal Continent… How do you guys differentiate the stages?” The loud voice asked.
“Cultivation stages?” The purple-clad young man frowned, he seemed to be thinking hard. His eyes lit up all of a sudden, and he said, “I remember now! There are ten levels in the cultivation stages. There are the Body Tempering Stage, Core Formation Stage, Origin Core Stage…”
“Wait.” Before the purple-clad young man was done speaking, he was interrupted by the loud voice that spoke with a tinge of annoyance, “I don’t want to hear about all the ten stages… Tell me, what stage does a Martial Cultivator has to has to be able to fly?”
“Fly?” The purple-clad young man thought about it for a while and mumbled, “I remember we have to cultivate to the Void Prying Stage to be able to fly… After breaking through to the Void Prying Stage, we have to be struck by lightning or something.”
“It’s the thunder penalty from above, the Six-Nine Heavenly Tribulation!” The loud voice said in annoyance. It lowered its voice as it said, “That means the breakthrough from Acquired Stage to Innate Stage here is the breakthrough to some Void Prying Stage on the Mortal Continent.”
“If I’m not mistaken… Your Void Prying Stage is the equivalent of the Innate Spirit Refinery Stage on Dao Martial Saint Land. Martial Cultivators at this stage are at the lowest level among Innate Martial Cultivators,” the loud voice said slowly.
“What’s Innate Spirit Refinery Stage?” The purple-clad young man asked curiously.
“It’s the lowest stage of the Six Innate Stages for a Martial Cultivator,” the loud voice said.
“Six Innate Stages?” The purple-clad young man was curious.
“Hmph! Kid, if I’m not mistaken, I suppose your Mortal Continent has six stages that begin from the Void Prying Stage, right?” The loud voice asked.
“Yes.” The purple-clad young man nodded. “After the Void Prying Stage is the Void Initiation Stage, Void Interpretation Stage, Void Transformation Stage, Martial Monarch Stage, and Martial Emperor Stage.”
“That’s right, people from the Mortal Continent call it the Void Prying Stage. On Dao Martial Saint Land, the Void Prying Stage is equivalent to the lowest stage in the Six Innate Stages, the Innate Spirit Refinery Stage.”
“No matter if it’s a Martial Cultivator or a Dao Cultivator… Once they’ve entered the Innate Stage, they’ll have to go through three stages. The Spirit Refinery Energy Transformation, Energy Refinery God Transformation, and God Refinery Void Restoration to become a Saint and cast off their mortality!”
“In the Dao Martial Saint Land, the Six Innate Stages are the Innate Spirit Refinery Stage, Innate Energy Transformation Stage, Innate Energy Refinery Stage, Innate God Transformation Stage, Innate God Refinery Stage, and Innate Void Restoration Stage.”
“If I’m not mistaken, these six stages should be the equivalent of the six cultivation stages that you told me earlier.”
“They’re the same thing. They just have different names,” the loud voice said.
“For instance, the fellow who severed your Dantian and took your Devilseal Tablet, he’s an Innate Void Restoration Stage Martial Cultivator. He should be called a Martial Emperor or something on your Mortal Continent,” the loud voice continued to say.
“He severed my Dantian?” When the purple-clad young man heard that, he was initially confused. However, he seemed to have recalled something after a while. He looked fierce as the five-colored energy and Sword Energy rumbled on his body.
Fwah! Fwah! Fwah!
As the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon appeared above the purple-clad young man’s head, the birds and wild ferocious beasts that gathered in the valley ran away. They vanished in just a blink of an eye.
Five ancient black dragons’ silhouettes appeared above the purple-clad young man’s head. It was majestic and earthshaking.
“On Cloud Continent where powerhouses rule, severing a person’s Dantian’s more torturous than dying… Do you know who severed my Dantian? I can’t remember,” the purple-clad young man asked coldly.
“Didn’t I already told you? It’s a fellow at the Innate Void Restoration Stage… Although he’s weak, you’re weaker than him! Your Dantian being severed aside, even if it’s not, you’re no match for him.” The loud voice sounded in the purple-clad young man’s mind again.
“No matter what, I’m holding a grudge… One day, I’ll let him taste how it feels like to have his Dantian severed,” the purple-clad young man said through clenched his teeth.
Although there were many things he could not remember, the grudge of having his Dantian severed was imprinted deeply in his mind.
“Also… You haven’t told me who you are? Why are you inside my body?” The purple-clad young man asked soon after.
“Hmph! You won’t know who I am even if I told you… But I must thank you. If you didn’t use the Soul Remnant Energy in the Devilseal Tablet, and your Dantian was not severed, causing the tablet to lose control, I wouldn’t have been able to escape.” The was a hint of fear in the loud voice as it spoke. It was afraid of the Devilseal Tablet.
The purple-clad young man arrived here after leaving Lost Stone Forest. Although he regained his consciousness, he was now Duan Ling Tian who had lost most of his memory due to his broken soul.
He asked the voice in his head, confused, “Devilseal Tablet? What’s that?”
“You used the Soul Remnant Energy in the Devilseal Tablet a few times, and you’ve no idea what the Devilseal Tablet is?” The loud voice paused for a moment before it continued to speak, “I almost forgot that you lost a portion of your memory… Seems like you can’t recall your memory about the Devilseal Tablet.”
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian learned about what the Devilseal Tablet was from the owner of the loud voice. He found out he left the Devilseal Tablet behind before he lost his memory.
“Why didn’t you let me retrieve it if it’s so powerful?” Duan Ling Tian asked, a little angry.
“Because I hate it.” The loud voice’s response was short and simple.
Duan Ling Tian was speechless.
“How do I address you?” Duan Ling Tian asked after a moment of silence.
“The family name is Wang, and my name is a single word ‘Ba’! How is it? Isn’t it a domineering name?” The owner of the loud voice, Wang Ba, asked gleefully.
“Bastard?” Duan Ling Tian nodded after hearing that.
“You brat! It’s Wang Ba, not bastard! You’re pissing me off. If not for the fact that I’m only a soul now, I’ll definitely kill you!” Wang Ba said in anger.
“Well, it’s Bastard,” Duan Ling Tian said innocently. He did not see the difference between the two.
“It’s ‘Ba’! It means domineering!” It sounded like Wang Ba was gnashing his teeth.
“Alright then, there’s no need to shout. Your name’s still Bastard no matter how you try to spin it,” Duan Ling Tian said with a frown. He was a little upset. “Bastard, do you know who I am, and what’s my name? Although I’m remembering things bit by bit, I can’t remember who I am.”
“I don’t know!” Wang Ba said angrily.
“Didn’t you mention that I used the Devilseal Tablet three times? You were living in the tablet, shouldn’t you know me?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
Wang Ba scoffed and said in annoyance, “Hmph! I only know when you were using the Devilseal Tablet… I’ve no idea what happened in your daily life! Do you think I know everything that’s going outside when I was trapped in the Devilseal Tablet?”
“Then what should I do now? I even forgot who I am… Hmm, my Dantian’s fixed,” Duan Ling Tian said. His eyes lit up when he realized his Dantian was restored. A wave of Origin Energy was released and formed a core in his Dantian.
“I just recalled something… Something about my previous cultivation base… I was once a Fourth Level Martial Monarch martial artist?” Duan Ling Tian mumbled softly as he lifted his arm.
A faint Origin Energy appeared as he shook his arm and turned into a five-colored energy in a blink of an eye. Subsequently, it turned into a five-colored three-foot-long blade that released a ferocious aura.
“This… seems to be the Fused Profundity and Sword Profundity?” Not only was his Dantian completely restored, but his memory was coming back to him faster after he consumed the bottle of Royal Grade Resurrection Pills.
“Hmm? Kid, where did you get the Innate Medicinal Pills that you consumed earlier? Your soul’s recovering so much faster now. It only took a while for the pills to work… If this goes on, in less than three to five years, at the most a year, you’ll recover completely,” Wang Ba said, surprised.
Duan Ling Tian did not reply Wang Ba. Instead, he said with a frown, “Bastard, can you leave my body?” He felt uneasy that someone was living inside him.
“Brat, do you think I want to stay in your body?” Wang Ba said, annoyed. He could sense the disdain in Duan Ling Tian’s voice. “Do you think I’ll choose to stay in your body if I have somewhere else to go?”
“Let me tell you, without me, you would’ve been killed by the suffocating Soul Remnant Energy in the Devilseal Tablet!”
“You must know that I can take over your body and watch as your soul fades away back then,” Wang Ba said.
However, there was something that he left out.
The reason he did not take over Duan Ling Tian’s body was due to the fact that he looked down on Duan Ling Tian’s body.
“I see… Does that mean I should thank you?” Duan Ling Tian mumbled softly as he nodded.
“Of course you should thank me,” Wang Ba said.
“Huh. Thank you, Bastard,” Duan Ling Tian thanked him as though he meant it and nodded.
“Brat, I’m telling you one more time. My name’s Bastard, not Wang Ba! No, my name’s Bastard, not Wang Ba! Hell, no, my…” Wang Ba who was angry kept getting his name wrong.
Insignia  The raw is 王八, which means bastard. His name Wang Ba has the same sound as 王八 so Duan Ling Tian’s messing with his name.