When the jet-black mana cloud stopped growing, the sound of lightning crackling ceased as the lightning that was as thick as mountains started to uniformly gather at the center. Just as he was about to externalize, Ori immediately responded with: ”No need! No need! ” As if reading his mind.
He stayed still and remained quiet, curiosity and interest seething within his heart. Looking towards the center of this unfathomably large cloud that seemed to be gathering and concentrating a bolt of lightning, he still felt no fear.
Then, it happened.
Without prior indication, without any form of warning, a lightning bolt as thin as a man descended from the cloud and traversed the vast space between them before he could blink. No, before he could process a hint of movement. He was struck.
But he didn ’t feel numb or pain from this lightning bolt. He found that the lightning bolt that was as golden and gave off a mystical feeling as if it contained the quintessence of the world itself was condensed into a golden pellet by a seven-colored light and halted at his glabella.
It was merely a millimeter away from touching his forehead.
When he finally caught up, all he saw was the golden pellet that seemed to contain endless lightning within it. It was surrounded by alchemical force, having been instantly contained and transformed into a pellet.
”Huh? ” The looming cloud above dissipated as if it expended all its energies. ”What is that? ” He questioned Ori, but he got no response. As he asked again, he felt a rumbling once more from his dantian, but it wasn ’t Ori. It was King.
He had immediately started his Astral Tribulation at this moment. He lifted his eyes and once more saw the jet-black cloud seemingly reappear, slowly growing until it became as large as three times an average continental flat earth. It was one size smaller than before. He came to realize that Ori had gone completely silent, entirely unresponsive.
He frowned, questioning King.
”Tch. ” Was his only reply.
In the end, he just decided to let them do whatever they wanted. While they needed him for comprehension, execution, and as a host, they were sentient existences that had their own thoughts; he had to accept this fact.
For now, he simply wanted to survive the Calamities of Hell. They could handle their own cultivation.
As expected, they did.
King ’s tribulation acted the same, and the golden lightning that descended was gathered into a pellet and absorbed by the other, becoming a larger pellet with what seemed to be seven times the Astral Tribulation ’s Sky-World Lightning. King soon became quiet too, then Kratos acted. A cloud two times the size of an average continental flat earth was created. It was followed by the same event.
Wei Wuyin couldn ’t even react or see the lightning descend. He imagined this was the case for everyone else at his cultivation level. They likely had to withstand the lightning within their bodies as their Astral Core slowly absorbed it, allowing it to refine them. If they survived the lightning and refinement, they would ascend into the Second Stage of the Astral Core Realm, becoming a Sky Ruler.
The last to initiate their tribulation was Eden, who kept the lightning pellet that contained nine times the normal lightning within. This time it was a normal-sized cloud, and its lightning flashed at the same speed as before. Ten times the golden Sky-World Lightning was contained and transformed into a pellet.
Eden seemed to be undergoing the same unresponsive situation as the rest. Before it did, it said: ”This will hurt. ” Then the golden pellet smashed into his glabella before he could react. His entire sky palace flared with endless golden light that others couldn ’t see or perceive with any of their senses. It was as if he was drowned in, his figure vanishing within.
The lightning coursed through his meridians, blood, bones, flesh, and muscles. All of his vital organs, his sea of consciousness, and even his teeth were infused with this lightning. There wasn ’t an inch on his body that wasn ’t touched by this lightning. It affected his nerves and caused what should ’ve been mind-destroying pain.
The pain, if given to man hardened by war, death, and battles, might cause them to surrender their lives for the peacefulness of death. They would beg for its sweet embrace.
But Wei Wuyin…
He stood quietly, engulfed in this lightning, and feeling the pain coursing through his body. Lifting his trembling arms and hands, he felt the pain stab into every aspect of his existence. He casually shrugged his shoulders, ”Not even a tenth as painful as I thought. ”
He ’s suffered Heaven-stabbing pain before, for nearly an entire day, and was burned alive. He felt the pain of the entire world ’s information penetrate his thoughts. This pain? It felt like a tickle by a pickle.
As he waited, his Astral Cores finally started to revolve and evenly absorb the golden lightning into them, refining themselves. As Wei Wuyin saw the lightning retreat away from his body, his silver eyes were brightly lit as he noticed that his fleshy body could freely interact with the world ’s ambient mana at will. With a push of his arm, the world ’s ambient mana similarly moved alongside it. It was as if he had finally jumped into a pool on the other side.
This was the lightning granted the physical body, an unprecedented connection with the world ’s ambient mana. This was a Sky Ruler. With a thought, the world ’s ambient mana moved alongside him. This wasn ’t an exertion of his astral force, spiritual force, or any type of force, but purely his mental thoughts. Clenching his hand into a fist, he felt the ambient mana harden around it.
”If I wanted, I could use Sky Pressure and crush someone to death with a thought. ” He now fully knew why Wu Jiao could cause Long Chen ’s allies to explode with a wave and a glance. How exceptional!
While it wasn ’t strong to the point of invincibility, Wei Wuyin felt that ordinary Qi Condensation realm cultivators, regardless of their stage, could be killed with a single thought. If he pushed his limits, even Astral Core Realm experts at the First Stage might be turned into bloody mush.
He inspected his Astral Cores. They were golden, and their four-millimeter sizes hadn ’t changed. ”Why did you guys need lightning equivalent to ten tribulations? ” This meant they were experiencing at least two and a half tribulations each of refinement. This was obviously beneficial to him, so he had no disagreements with their path.
”Wait… ” It wasn ’t that simple. As he looked closer, he realized they were linked and constantly sharing their energies.
”What are you guys trying to do? ” The more he asked himself this, the more he felt that his cultivation path was about to defy common sense. After a full hour, he found out why!
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