Chapter 417: 5 Spirit Beasts
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Walking out from the Merit Hall, Zong Shou felt so heart pained that even his mouth was crooked.
Just now he could only watch on and see the money and treasures that fell into his bag slip away.
However, Hanfang wasn’t willing to let him go. Chasing up from behind with a smile, “Junior brother why are you so angry? The merit points of the sect aren’t used just to exchange for books. The benefits of the merit points…”
Zong Shou burst out in a laugh to himself. Anyways, no matter what, he wouldn’t be able to earn anything. However, at the bottom of his heart, he felt curious. Then what else could they be used for?
More of him was wary. A few days ago he had seen his senior brother Han laughed coldly after burning bridges. At this time for him to be so respectful meant that he had a plot.
As expected, in the next moment he heard Hanfang say expressionlessly, “Not long ago did junior brother obtain a new spirit pet within the spirit river?”
Zong Shou’s eyes turned cold, following which he waved his sleeves and swung out Hanxi which was hiding within.
“Senior brother is talking about this?”
Hanfang nodded slightly, following which he looked towards this human-shaped spirit pet with a complicated expression.
Those deep eyes looked like they were about to pierce through this grade 7 bug type beast. Hanxi also felt it, the exhaustion in its body disappeared as it opened its purple golden eyes, revealing a fierce intent.
When Hanfang saw that, he didn’t care at all. After smiling he shifted away from his eyes. His pupils were filled with emotions, “As expected from a natural variant, junior brother is blessed.”
Zong Shou didn’t speak, listening quietly. He knew that Hanfang hadn’t finished.
“All heaven and earth variants are born from killing and violence, naturally arrogant and hard to tame. Since ancient times there have been numerous cases of them turning on their master. However, if junior brother can reach the celestial realm, you will know the benefits of it. Treat it well in the future. Once it surrenders it will be of great help to you…”
When he heard that, Zong Shou’s brows furrowed. It seemed like Hanfang was only saying half of the things he intended to say.
Hanfang wasn’t willing to say anything more, and his expression turning solemn, “There’s also one more thing! I thought about it carefully before, regarding that dharma forming matter, it is too imaginary and is too much of a risk. It might obstruct your future. In my opinion, it is better if you remake your foundations. I will go all out to help you such that within half a year you are back to your old self!”
Zong Shou’s heart sank, and he felt bitter in his mouth. As expected most of what Hanfang said a few days ago was to console him. At that time, he probably expected that Zong Shou wouldn’t have many achievements in spiritual cultivation.
At this moment, the change of his attitude was basically because of his protector beast.
Clenching his fists, Zong Shou smiled, “Remake my foundations? There is no need, I have read the few books regarding dharma, and they are useful!”
Hanfang was startled. The following which his brows furrowed, “If I’m being honest with junior brother, forming dharma is indeed a way out. Did you know? This Buddhism dharma is split into 9 grades? Although the heaven swallowing energy conversion technique was special, it focuses on the martial path. If you use it to form dharma, most probably you can only use the whirlpool as reference. Even if you succeed them at most it would be average grade…”
Zong Shou smiled. The dharma he wanted to form wasn’t that but the world-destroying power that the naked eye couldn’t see.
Even the end realm experts of this generation might not know about it.
…diamond realm dari rulai mantra. He was just hoping the contents of this book wouldn’t disappoint him.
Suddenly standing still, Zong Shou turned around his head, “Senior brother you have seen many things, have you seen a being called blackhole?”
Hanfang was also stunned, his heart filled with confusion. Blackhole? What is that?
This was the first time he has heard that name.
Zong Shou didn’t speak anymore, similarly only completing half of his sentence before he casually walked towards that Technique Teaching Pavillion.
“Vairocana is another name for the day. If one shines on the outside, one won’t be able to shine on the inside. When the light is on one side, it won’t be on the other. Only in the day will the light not shine on the night. The daylight of rulai is different, it shines on everything, lighting up all.”
“…the so called universal nature. Through it, there were the conditioned dharmas and innate dharmas, etc different dharmas. This was true intelligence after all equality is achieved together. To be able to have such intelligence, one could be called Narayana.”
Within the small and quiet room, Zong Shou held a book and read it over and over again.
The book in his hand was naturally not the original diamond realm dari rulai mantra from the Technique Teaching Pavillion, but the one he had copied out himself.
There were just around 40 pages, roughly 5 thousand words. However, within these 30 days Zong Shou has continued reading it. Apart from listening to classes and cultivating, the rest of his time was spent on this book. Not getting sick of it, repeatedly comprehending and getting more familiar with it.
This was the experience of reading books in the last life. He might not understand it once, but if he read several times, some places that didn’t make sense would become clear.
Buddhism was deep and had many incantation phrases. There were many words within that needed relevant legacies to be able to understand.
However, during these few days, Zong Shou had repeatedly comprehended and deduced, finally able to comprehend this 10th grade Buddhism cultivation secret manual.
“That should be it! If I continue to read it wouldn’t help me at all. Why did these Buddhists for no reason learn from the Confucians to use simple words with deep and profound meaning…”
Casually tossing the book in his hand to the side, with a flash Zong Shou arrived by the window at the back.
Looking out from here, he saw Chuxue who was practicing the sword. She would occasionally give out a gentle and soft pant, her petite body was jumping and dancing, one really couldn’t tell that she was practicing the sword.
Beside her, there was a grade 5 spirit beast dark chill tiger which coordinated with Chuxue’s movements, the 2 of them were in sync.
The sword stances were quite special, able to bring about threads of spiritual energy. However, when it contacted her true qi, the spiritual energy would dissipate.
This set of sword technique was one that Zong Shou specially crafted for her not long ago.
This was also due to one of Zong Yuan’s casual suggestions that if that little brat into fought, out of the few of them she was only weaker than Zong Shou. Even if she faced Zong Yuan, with the same amount of strength to fight it gave him a headache.
However, that brat was still unable to smoothly cast spells and merge with her martial path to receive and increase in strength.
Zong Shou had a headache about it for a long time until he heard Zong Yuan’s suggestion. Hence he spent a lot of effort to let her grasp the spiritual battle fighting method. Why not let her use her martial path talent to the extreme whilst merging spiritual energy within. Zong Shou had an inspiration and crafted tens of sword stances. He treated it as a small trial. If it could succeed, then that would be good, but if it couldn’t, then it would only waste a short bit of time.
However, looking at her current situation, he didn’t feel optimistic about it.
“As expected, to merge spiritual energy in sword stances, one needed to be able to merge martial arts with spirit. Before this, I thought about things too simply.”
Zong Shou sighed, making Hanfang regret things that were difficult.
Taking a close look for a while more, he realized that she wasn’t focussing on the sword. Every time she trained, she couldn’t help but glance to the side.
At the side of the drill field was a small spiritual formation. Less than a hundred feet wide, there were splendid fire stones and right in the middle was a Phoenix egg.
Zong Shou understood immediately. Since the egg was about to hatch, she had been like this. Often unable to stop herself from looking over.
…this red fire golden Phoenix egg was a protector beast Zong Shou chose for her. The red fire golden Phoenix was one of the subspecies if the fire Phoenix, the combat strength not weaker than the former. The Phoenix blood within it was thick and it’s descendant’s bloodline wouldn’t be much different. Right away after birth, it would be the peak of grade 6.
One just needed a drop of true Phoenix blood to make it into a real fire Phoenix.
Selecting a few good protector beasts for her was also one of his ideas. Since she couldn’t use spells herself then she could let the protector beast use it.
In the last life, he saw a beast driving a special manual that could let spiritual beasts share a portion of soul power. Apart from natural powers, it could even learn different spells even with a grade GAP.
Within the common people’s path, there were also similar special techniques.
Naturally, with her soul power, she couldn’t support too many protector beasts.
When a spiritual master was born, along with the soul power increasing, it could have 10-20 protector beasts. Innately skilled ones could even have 30.
However, only at most 3-5 could be sent out to fight at the same time. Even the best talents could only control 7-8. Maintaining the spirit contact and controlling the minds and souls of the beasts consumed large amounts of soul power. It also needed a strong metal intent to suppress them. The higher the grade the tougher it was to control.
Zong Shou had 3 spirit beasts which were natural protector beasts. Rising moon lion and Little Zhi all surrendered to him so he didn’t have to control them. Most of his soul power was used on the demon eye silver bear which was why he could control 5 at the same time.
Chuxue’s talents in this area could be considered average to below average. Even if she could control 1-2 high-grade spirit beasts, it wouldn’t help her much.
However, Zong Shou coincidentally knew the method people used to reduce the spirit contract consumption.
…which is to gather the 5 spirits of heaven and earth, green dragon white tiger, Xuanwu, vermillion peacock as well as qilin. The 5 spirits gathered, forming a natural cycle, through a special soul contract formation to reduce the soul power consumption to the minimum.
At that rime even if her talents were bad, she might be able to control 5 spirit protector beasts at the same time.
Using 5 spirit beasts to cast spells can help her comprehend heaven and earth and make up for her weakness.