Chapter 921: Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Emotion Severing Sect.
A blue-clad young man was sitting in a secluded courtyard. Waves of turquoise ripples were swirling around his body.
It was the Water Concept.
In the sky, 200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons descended as they whirled. They quietly waited and was poised to attack at any time.
The green-clad young man sitting there did not use the slightest amount of his Origin Energy at all. In other words, his Water Concept alone managed to urge the Heaven and Earth Energy to gather 200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons. It was obvious that he had comprehended the First Level Advance Water Concept!
Time passed by quietly.
After God-knows how long, the wave of turquoise ripples around the green-clad young man suddenly churned and emitted waves of water mist. It spread out like a gentle breeze caressing the rain.
Water droplets scattered from the mist and sprinkled the plants planted in the garden, giving them a strong breath of life.
All of a sudden, the blue-clad young man who was engulfed in the turquoise ripples opened his eyes. A bright gleam flashed across his eyes as he muttered under his breath, “Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique. As water reaches its acme, it condenses into ice!”
Almost immediately after his words left his mouth, the turquoise ripples by his body emitted a bone-chilling icy aura until there was no mist left. Not long after, the waves of turquoise ripples condensed and formed a layer of thick ice.
The thick ice enveloped the blue-clad young man’s entire body. However, he did not seem to have noticed anything. His face still remained aloof as he continued to mumble the incantations without pause.
Suddenly, a tall figure appeared in the sky out of thin air. It was an expressionless middle-aged man.
“I can’t believe he has mastered the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique. It’s the ultimate cultivation method that has been passed down for several thousands of years in the Emotion Severing Sect, and nobody had been able to master it. When water reaches its acme, it’ll condense into ice. When ice reaches its acme, it’ll breed fire, and when fire reaches its acme, it’ll converge and become thunder,” the middle-aged man murmured to himself. “With his current progress, I’m sure he’ll be able to successfully breed the Fire Concept with the Ice Concept in no time. At that time, he’ll be able to simultaneously cast the Ice and Fire Concepts. When Ice and Fire unify, its power will multiply as well!”
“Huh?” As if he was hit by some sort of realization, there was a slight change in the middle-aged man’s expression.
When he lowered his head, he saw intense flames had erupted out of the thick layer of solid ice that was enveloping the young man and rose up to the sky.
Despite the hot air that the blazing flame emitted, it did not melt the extremely cold ice. Similarly, the extremely cold ice did not extinguish the flame either. It looked extremely strange to the eyes.
The harmonious existence between the two elements seemed to be completely contrary to the principle of ‘water extinguishing fire’.
At this moment, 200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above the young man’s head suddenly shifted to the side, and another 200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons immediately appeared.
The young man’s legs slammed on the ground. The thick bricks on the ground cracked and fissures began to spread out in all directions. It looked like a huge spider-web.
There was a sudden burst of coldness that emitted a hot wave in this huge spider-web. This contradictory combination caused the plants in the small courtyard to immediately lose their vitality.
The moment the young man leaped on the ground, he used his force and soared up into the sky. He rushed into the air like a flash of lightning.
“Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique… The Union of Ice and Flame!” The young man hovered in the air and muttered under his breath. The moment he reached the end of his muttering, he shouted without warning.
The moment he shouted, the Ice and Flame on his body strangely merged into one and formed a new bluish flame that was crystal clear and beautiful.
It was like an icy flame that was burning intensely.
Waves of extreme coldness and heat radiated from the icy flame. The contradictory combination caused the Heaven and Earth Energy in the sky to whirl once again.
Without any warning, the young man took a stride forward, and his fist punched out to the sky like a cannonball that was swiftly shot out.
Blue flames rushed out from his fist as it formed a shock wave that swept and tore through the sky. It set off a series of deafening explosions.
Waves and waves of air that was a mixture of coldness and heat swept spread all over the place. Next to the 400 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons on top of his head, another 200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons appeared without any prior warning.
From the beginning until the end, he did not use his Origin Energy at all.
In other words, this strength of 200 ancient horned dragons did not come from his Origin Energy at all.
“Not bad! Although your Union of Ice and Flame is still at the Rudiment Stage, it’s enough to multiply your strength by half. When you managed to reach a higher stage and cultivate it to the Mastery Stage, it’ll be able to multiply your strength by two times!” The cold-looking middle-aged man suddenly appeared before the young man. A smile that rarely appeared on his face was playing at the corner of his mouth.
If Duan Ling Tian was here at this moment, he would be able to identify the middle-aged man as Pei An, the Sect Master of the Emotion Severing Sect, with just a glance.
As for the young man, he was Zhang Yang, the Flame Young Master.
The Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique was the cultivation method inherited from the Emotion Severing Sect since the ancient time. It was said that it was regarded as a first-rate cultivation method in the entire Cloud Continent.
However, no one in the Emotion Severing Sect had successfully cultivated it all this time.
Other than having to severe one’s emotional ties completely, cultivating the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique would require the person to comprehend the Water Concept to a certain level as well.
When water reaches its acme, it would condense into ice.
When ice reaches its acme, it would breed fire.
When fire reaches its acme, it would converge and become thunder.
These short thirty words were exactly the outline of the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique.
For those who cultivated the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique, once they managed to successfully condense ice from water and comprehend the Ice Concept, they would be able to rely on the Ice Concept to breed the Fire Concept that emerged the moment the Ice Concept reached its acme. Moreover, they would not have to cultivate the Fire Concept. When the Ice Concept made progress, the Fire Concept would simultaneously progress as well.
This was because it originated from the Ice Concept.
The same theory applied to the Thunder Concept that would come later as well.
The fact that it was considered as a first-rate cultivation method in the entire Cloud Continent naturally meant that the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique’s powerful nature was not only limited to this.
Anyone who had successfully cultivated the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique would also be able to master another peculiar technique. It was called the Union of Ice and fire!
The Union of Ice and Fire was separated into two stages — the Rudiment and the Mastery Stages.
Compared to the other cumbersome martial skills, it was definitely much simpler.
The Rudiment Stage allowed one’s Ice and Fire Concept to merge. Not only could it combine the power of the two, it could also multiply the power by half.
Similar to Zhang Yan earlier.
Through the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique, his First Level Advance Water Concept was transformed into the First Level Advance Ice Concept. It was equivalent to the strength of 200 ancient horned dragons. The Fire Concept that was bred out of this was at the same level as well — the First Level Advance Fire Concept — with a strength that was also equivalent to 200 ancient horned dragons. The two of them added up together was equal to the strength of 400 ancient horned dragons.
With the help from the Union of Ice and Fire, the strength would multiply by half-fold, which was equivalent to 200 ancient horned dragons.
When he managed to cultivate his Union of Ice and Fire to the Mastery Level, his base strength would multiply by twofold and would have the strength of 400 ancient horned dragons.
The stronger the Ice Concept was, the stronger the Fire Concept would be. The strength of the Union of Ice and Fire would be more powerful too!
Other than that, the Union of Ice and Fire could only be regarded as a combination of the Ice and Fire Concepts that could be executed together. It had no conflicts at all with one’s martial skills. For this reason, it was possible to cast some martial skills on top of the Union of Ice and Fire.
As a result, the strength would increase too.
“Master!” The moment Zhang Yan saw him, he hastily bowed as a salutation and dared not slack at all.
“Get ready. We’ll depart tomorrow for the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.” Pei An nodded his head. The instance he finished his words, he vanished without a trace again before Zhang Yan’s eyes.
After Pei An had left, a brilliant gleam flashed across Zhang Yan’s eyes as he murmured to himself, “With my cultivation base at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation, plus the Union of Ice and Fire that was created out of the fusion of Ice and Fire Concepts, I possess the strength of 700 ancient horned dragons without a spirit weapon! If everything goes smoothly, the other young powerhouses from the other sects will not be a match for me!” His eyes shone with confidence when he finished his sentence.
Since he joined the Emotion Severing Sect and demonstrated his innate skill and comprehension, his consumption of spirit fruits did not cease at all. For this reason, there was no more spirit fruit that was suitable for him to consume after he made a breakthrough to the Sixth Level Void Interpretation.
Due to the abundance of spirit fruits in the Emotion Severing Sect, he had consumed all of them previously so he was already completely immune to the medicinal efficacy of the fruits. For this reason, since the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, he only managed to make a breakthrough to the Seventh Level Void Interpretation due to lack of suitable spirit fruits that he could consume.
“Duan Ling Tian just left the Darkhan Dynasty… Before this, he did not consume any spirit fruit that was exclusively for a Void Interpretation martial artist. However, since he went to Blade Sect, he would have no shortage of spirit fruits at all. I’m sure his current cultivation base must be higher than mine!” As a familiar purple figure emerged in his mind, a rare and faint smile crept up to the corner of his mouth.
“However, even if his cultivation base is higher than mine, and his Concept is raised with the help of the Profound Assimilation Formation, his strength will not be as good as mine since I cultivated the Supreme Emotion Forsaking Technique successfully! Only Zi Shang might pose a threat to me!” The moment he recalled Zi Shang, a hint of dread could be seen in between his brows. He still could not help but shudder when he thought about the Secret Technique that Zi Shang demonstrated previously.
Second Level Void Interpretation. After he had cast his Secret Technique, his cultivation base immediately soared up to the Sixth Level Void Interpretation.
It was fortunate that Zi Shang’s Concepts did not rise together as well. Otherwise, most of the young powerhouses from the other sects that would enter the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure this time, including himself, would most likely not be a match for Zi Shang.