Chapter 1317: Saint Vein
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“No wonder.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, understanding the situation.
Sometimes, cultivating too quickly was not necessarily a good thing. Without a solid foundation, one would lose their strength in frivolity or experience deviation of one’s qi if it was serious.
Shortly after, Duan Ling Tian voiced out a thought, “Xue Nai, what does the Impeccable Stage in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow which I cultivated mean?”
According to the records of the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, he could only begin to cultivate the defensive martial skill, the Colossal Arrow Bell, after his offensive martial skill, the Aerolite Shower reached the Impeccable Stage.
However, he was clueless as to what the Impeccable Stage meant.
“Brother Ling Tian, the cultivation of the martial skill on the Cloud Continent can be divided into stages. For example, the Rudiments Stage, the Initial Stage, the Mastery Stage and the Perfection Stage.” Han Xue Nai looked towards Duan Ling Tian. “Similarly, the Saint Grade Martial Tactic movements can be divided into stages.”
“What do you mean? Are you saying that the Impeccable Stage is a certain stage which can be attained from the Saint Grade Martial Tactic’s movements?” Duan Ling Tian was enlightened.
“Yes.” Han Xue Nai nodded. “The movement in the Saint Grade Martial Tactic differs from the martial skills of the Cloud Continent. It’s divided into five stages: the Fundamental Awareness Stage, the Elementary Stage, the Competent Stage, the Proficient Stage, and the Impeccable Stage. The Impeccable Stage is also the most powerful move of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic,” Han Xue Nai said in one breath.
“The Fundamental Awareness Stage, the Elementary Stage, the Competent Stage, the Proficient Stage, and the Impeccable Stage… With the Impeccable Stage being the Saint Grade Martial Tactic’s ultimate move,” Duan Ling Tian murmured, memorizing the stages of movements of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic as he whispered.
“It seems that I’m not going to be cultivating the Colossal Arrow Bell in a short period of time.” Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly.
The Colossal Arrow Bell was the only defense technique in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, but harsh conditions had to be met before cultivating it. In particular, another offensive technique must be at the Impeccable Stage.
“The Aerolite Shower… I haven’t even begun cultivating it, ” Duan Ling Tian secretly sighed.
Having thought of that, Duan Ling Tian asked Wang Ba, “Wang Ba, can the Aerolite Strike which I’ve cultivated be considered as being on the Fundamental Awareness Stage?”
“Yes, it’s at the Fundamental Awareness Stage,” Wang Ba answered, “However, the movement technique of your Body and Arrow Synchronization hasn’t even reached the Fundamental Awareness Stage. If you cultivate it up to the Fundamental Awareness Stage, your speed will be further improved.
“That kind of improvement will be very obvious. Just like the improvement the Aerolite Strike brought you,” Wang Ba said and Duan Ling Tian understood what he meant.
For the next few days, Duan Ling Tian worked even harder on cultivating the Colossal Aerolite Arrow.
Before that, he intended to ask Han Xue Nai about the cultivation methods on Dao Martial Saint Land.
On the Cloud Continent, the speed of one’s cultivation was closely related to their cultivation method. For example, the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique he cultivated was considered one of the top tier cultivation methods on the Cloud Continent. It was even comparable with the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s Three Lives Rebirth Technique.
“Brother Ling Tian, the effect the cultivation method has on the Martial Cultivators of Dao Martial Saint Land are completely different from the effects on the Cloud Continent’s martial artists. There are no better cultivation methods on Dao Martial Saint Land,” Han Xue Nai shook her head and said.
“In fact, the Dao Martial Saint Land’s cultivation method might not be better than the method on the Cloud Continent.”
How could that be? Duan Ling Tian had to admit that Han Xue Nai’s words shocked him.
“How’s that even possible?!” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t believe it.
“Boy, what the girl said is true.” At that second, Wang Ba’s voice echoed in the back of his mind.
“Really?” Duan Ling Tian calmed down after Wang Ba’s confirmation, but he still thought that it was unbelievable.
“Why’s that?” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and asked.
“Brother Ling Tian, I’ve told you previously that the martial artist from the Mortal Continent would be stronger than a native of Dao Martial Saint Land when they’re at the same cultivation base on Dao Martial Saint Land.”
Han Xue Nai said, “Apart from the difference in environment and resources, the reason why such a phenomenon occurred was because of the cultivation method.
“The local cultivation method of Dao Martial Saint Land was created by the ancestors with the environment and resources of the land in mind. There are many drawbacks although it may improve one’s cultivation base very rapidly.
“On the other hand, the cultivation method from the Mortal Continent would build a solid foundation although it is slow.
“The cultivation method exists to help people absorb the power between the heavens and the earth so that they can integrate it into themselves and circle it through their bodies to strengthen themselves and make new breakthroughs. That is the basis of a cultivation method.”
“As long as it is a Cloud Continent method that can be cultivated to the Martial Emperor Stage, they’d already be better than a local Dao Martial Saint Land cultivation method. For instance, the method I’ve cultivated is also not a local Dao Martial Saint Land cultivation method, but is from another Mortal Continent,” Han Xue Nai continued.
“Then, how should we, the martial artists from the Cloud Continent, cultivate once we break through the Mortal Shedding Stage? After all, the end of our cultivation method is at the Peak Martial Emperor Stage.” Duan Ling Tian frowned with a face full of doubts.
He heard what Han Xue Nai was saying, but he could not fully comprehend it.
To him, it was nothing on Dao Martial Saint Land even after one broke through to the Mortal Shedding Stage. After the Mortal Shedding Stage, there was still the Saint Rudiment Stage and even the Saint Stage.
One would have to continue cultivating even after they broke through to the Mortal Shedding Stage.
At that time, their cultivation method on the Cloud Continent would not be effective anymore, would it?
“Brother Ling Tian, the cultivation method on Dao Martial Saint Land is far less complicated than you think. As long as it’s a method of the Mortal Continent which can be cultivated to the Innate Void Restoration Stage, it’d be able to continue cultivating even at Dao Martial Saint Land.
“Naturally, it’ll have a different effect on everyone throughout the process because of the different cultivation methods. Besides, the cultivation method will undergo some changes once you breakthrough the Mortal Shedding Stage and open up the Saint Veins,” she said.
The Innate Void Restoration Stage was the equivalent to the Cloud Continent’s Martial Emperor Stage.
While Duan Ling Tian was stunned, it also made him realize that he could continue cultivating his Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique even after he had broken through the Mortal Shedding Stage.
“Saint Vein?” Duan Ling Tian looked puzzled as it was his first time hearing that word.
“Once an Innate Peak Martial Cultivator or Dao Cultivator goes through another breakthrough, they’ll be at the Mortal Shedding Stage! Those on this stage will be able to open up the Saint Veins in their body.
“A Saint Vein relates to the foundation of a Martial Cultivator and Dao Cultivator. The more veins they manage to open up, the stronger they’ll be. Usually, the Martial Cultivator and Dao Cultivator from the Mortal Continents will be able to open up more Saint Veins than the natives of Dao Martial Saint Land because of the cultivation environment, resources, and the cultivation method.”
Han Xue Nai said, “That’s why I said the natives of Dao Martial Saint Land were as strong as the Martial Cultivators or Dao Cultivators from Mortal Continents with the same cultivation base.”
The foundation of Martial Cultivators and Dao Cultivators affected their strength.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“The process of opening a Saint Vein is also known as mortal shedding. That’s how the Mortal Shedding Stage came about.”
“Regardless of whether it’s a Martial Cultivator or a Dao Cultivator, the more Saint Veins you’re able to open at the Mortal Shedding Stage, the better your foundation will be and the stronger you are.
“Once you break through to the Saint Rudiment Stage, you won’t be able to open a new Saint Vein,” Han Xue Nai said.
“How many Saint Veins are there in total?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Throughout the years, it’s been said that there’re 81 Saint Veins hidden in the human body. However, only a handful of powerhouses managed to open all 81 of them in the history of Dao Martial Saint Land.
“In the past 10,000 years, there was only one person who opened 81 Saint Veins!” Han Xue Nai’s eyes were filled with a burning passion when she said that.
“81 Saint Veins?” Duan Ling Tian was shaken.
Did it mean that the said person had opened all the hidden Saint Veins?
Earlier, Han Xue Nai had said that the more Saint Veins one managed to open, the more solid their foundation would be and the stronger they would be. If he opened 81 Saint Veins, did that mean his strength was heaven-defying?
“Yes.” Han Xue Nai nodded.
“I never expected that a person with such heaven-defying strength would’ve appeared when I was trapped in the Devilseal Tablet.” At the same time, Wang Ba’s voice sounded in Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
“You’ve never heard of him?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“No,” Wang Ba responded.
“Xue Nai, ordinarily, how many Saint Veins can one open at the Mortal Shedding Stage?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Ordinary people would be considered quite talented if they can open 30 Saint Veins. Those who open 30 Saint Veins at the Mortal Shedding Stage would generally be able to enter the Saint Rudiment Stage.
“Only those who open more than 50 Saint Veins will have the chance to enter the Saint Stage,” Han Xue Nai said.
“Opening 50 Saint Veins gives one the chance to enter the Saint Stage and become a Saint Stage powerhouse?” Duan Ling Tian gasped.
At that moment, once again, he was impressed by how mighty the powerhouses that opened 81 Saint Veins were.
“Wang Ba, how many Saint Veins did you open back then?” he asked Wang Ba.
“59,” Wang Ba hesitated for a bit before admitting.
“Only 59?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“Hmph! Boy, a person who can open 59 Saint Veins is already considered talented! During my time, the person who opened the most Saint Veins merely achieved 67 veins.” Wang Ba snorted.
“67? That seems a bit far from 81,” Duan Ling Tian muttered.
“81… That’s legendary! During my era, only two people managed to open 81 Saint Veins in nearly 100,000 years of known history in Dao Martial Saint Land.
“In addition to the person that girl mentioned, over more than 100,000 years, only three people managed to open 81 Saint Veins in Dao Martial Saint Land,” Wang Ba snapped.