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“There’s more than one method to improve its ranking? How?!” Duan Ling Tian became excited again upon hearing Elder Huo’s words.
Duan Ling Tian might not have outwardly shown it, but he was actually bothered and disappointed that he only possessed a yellow Innate Spiritual Root.
The Innate Spiritual Roots were divided into 7 ranks:
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
The yellow Innate Spiritual Root could not even be considered as a medium-rank Innate Spiritual Root, it was on the lower side of the spectrum.
More than 90% of the hundreds of people that remained had yellow Innate Spiritual Roots as well.
The yellow Innate Spiritual Root might be acceptable in the Dao Martial Saint Land, but it was not worth mentioning at all in a sect like the Fire Worship Sect! Most of the ordinary disciples in the Fire Worship Sect possessed yellow Innate Spiritual Roots.
Now that he learned from Elder Huo that he could improve the rank of his Innate Spiritual Root, how could he not be excited?
Elder Huo did not reply to Duan Ling Tian’s question. Instead, he muttered to himself, “Previously, I was wondering why your cultivation speed is not faster than ordinary people since you’ve opened 99 Saint Veins and has a high innate talent. Now that I look at it, it must be the law of this Mundane Realm that restricts you!”
“The law of this Mundane Realm?” Upon hearing his words, Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel shocked.
This was not his first time hearing about the realm’s law.
According to Elder Huo, when Duan Ling Tian’s soul first came into this world, the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s soul tried to destroy his soul. However, due to the law of the realm, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had destroyed himself instead. Apart from that, the soul, Black Nether, in the Devilseal Tablet had also died because of this realm’s law!
His soul did not belong to this Mundane Realm so it was tainted with the law of the other Mundane Realm.
When the soul born in this Mundane Realm tried to destroy his soul, it would be destroyed by the law of the other Mundane Realm instead. Similarly, if he had taken the initiative to destroy the Rebirth Martial Emperor or Black Nether’s soul, he would have died.
The law of the realms was mysterious in this boundless universe. Even the most elite beings in the Devata Realms, those Heavenly Emperor powerhouses, were also restricted by their realm’s law.
“Yes,” Elder Huo replied, “Based on the current situation, apart from cultivation environment and resources, the law of this mundane realm that’s restricting your cultivation speed is related to the Innate Spiritual Root! The Innate Spiritual Root directly affects one’s innate talent. Your high innate talent that’s granted from opening 99 Saint Veins is restricted by the law of this realm. Otherwise, you can be considered as a genius even in the Devata Realms!”
“Then, does this mean that Innate Spiritual Roots only exist in this Mundane Realm?” Duan Ling Tian was not a fool, he could guess what Elder Huo was alluding to.
“That’s right!” Elder Huo responded once again before continuing, “Whether it’s Planet Yan Huang, a Mundane Realm, where I was from or the Devata Realm I went to after, the Jade Emperor Heaven, one’s innate talent is decided by the number of Saint Veins that are opened in one’s body! However, in Planet Yan Huang, Saint Veins are known as Geographical Veins, and in the Jade Emperor Heaven, it’s called the Heavenly Veins!”
Elder Huo paused for a moment before he said, “In this mundane realm, there are different laws. All cultivators’ innate talent, human and beast, are decided by the Innate Spiritual Root! With my current Divine Consciousness, I can see the Innate Spiritual Root in your soul. You have a yellow Innate Spiritual Root, and it’s considered ordinary in this Mundane Realm. No wonder your cultivation speed is so slow despite having the help of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda!” There was a hint of reproach in his tone.
“I probably obtained the yellow Innate Spiritual Root after I consumed the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk on Cloud Continent. The Innate Spiritual Root I previously possessed might be a red or orange Innate Spiritual Root!” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly.
“The 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk is indeed a rare Spiritual item. However, even if it can improve the rank of your Innate Spiritual Root, yellow is probably the highest it can go,” Elder Huo chimed in.
“Elder Huo, I remember when I first found the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and met you, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda helped with me with a rebirth with its remaining force. How come it didn’t improve the rank of my Innate Spiritual Root?” Previously, the Seven Treasures Pagoda had used its remaining force to help him undergo a rebirth process.
When he was still on Cloud Continent, the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk had helped him with a rebirth process as well. At that time, it had helped him raise his innate talent to its peak on Cloud Continent.
“The rebirth that the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda helped you with merely raised your physical strength. It has nothing to do with the Innate Spiritual Root,” Elder Huo explained.
Duan Ling Tian finally understood this as the questions in his heart were answered.
He finally knew why his innate talent was still low even though he had opened 99 Saint Veins.
He finally knew why his innate talent did not improve even with the help of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
The moment Duan Ling Tian recalled how Elder Huo told him there was more than one method to improve his Innate Spiritual Root, he took a deep breath to suppress the excitement he felt before he asked, “Elder Huo, what should I do improve my Innate Spiritual Root?”
“Earlier, I’d used my Divine Consciousness to study your Innate Spiritual Root. There are two ways to improve it. You should know one of the ways to improve it,” Elder Huo replied.
“I should know how to improve it?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned and baffled.
What was this?
What could he know?
If he knew, was there a need for him to ask about it?
“Your Innate Spiritual Root was raised through that method,” Elder Huo reminded him.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian finally understood what Elder Huo meant. He smiled wryly. “Oh, you mean the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk. However, didn’t you say the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk had already improved my Innate Spiritual Root to its limit?”
“Yes, I did. However, that’s only limited to the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk. There are many Spiritual items that are similar to the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk but are more marvelous than it in this world. If the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk can improve your Innate Spiritual Root to yellow, why can’t other items improve it as well?” Elder Huo asked rhetorically.
Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up immediately.
The 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk was useless to his Innate Spiritual Root now. However, if he was able to find Spiritual items more marvelous than the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk, why should he be afraid he could not improve his Innate Spiritual Root?
“Elder Huo, you must know what Spiritual items can improve my Innate Spiritual Root, right? Hurry up and tell me!” Duan Ling Tian asked Elder Huo eagerly.
“I know many Spiritual items that can improve your Innate Spiritual Root. However, can you remember them if I tell you now? How about this? I’ll transmit the appearance and characteristics of the items to you. You’ll be able to remember them this way.” The moment Elder Huo finished speaking, information began to surge into Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
As the information surged into his mind, he felt a terrifying aura that made his soul tremble. Duan Ling Tian knew it was Elder Huo’s powerful Divine Consciousness!
Usually, Elder Huo would only use a little of his Divine Consciousness with him so he did not feel anything. However, at this moment, Elder Huo had used quite a huge amount of his Divine Consciousness to pass the information to Duan Ling Tian. Elder Huo’s Divine Consciousness was so powerful that it even made Duan Ling Tian’s soul tremble!
‘Elder Huo’s current Divine Consciousness is even more powerful than Li An’s Divine Consciousness! Looks like Elder Huo’s strength is recovering nicely.’ When Duan Ling Tian’s soul trembled, he realized Elder Huo had recovered much of his strength. At the very least, he was still much more powerful than Li An.
‘Unfortunately, the restriction the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda places on Elder Huo is too strong. He can only release his Divine Consciousness that doesn’t contain any offensive energy. Otherwise, there’s no need for me to conceal myself!’ Duan Ling Tian could not help but sigh when he thought of this.
It was apparent he had a very powerful companion by his side, but he could not ask him for help at all! How frustrating!
As Elder Huo withdrew his Divine Consciousness, Duan Ling Tian discovered he had gained a lot of information about Spiritual items that could improve his Innate Spiritual Root.
“So many items?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised.
However, after he roughly scanned through the information, he discovered that even though there were a lot of items, he had not seen or heard about any of them.
“Looks like it won’t be easy for me to look for Spiritual items to improve my Innate Spiritual Root.” Realization dawned on Duan Ling Tian as he asked, “Elder Huo, earlier you mentioned there’s another way to improve my Innate Spiritual Root apart from using these Spiritual items?”
“Compared to searching for these Spiritual items, the other method is a lot simpler. However, the success rate for the previous method is 100%. This method might not yield the same result. So it’s better if you mentally prepare yourself,” Elder Huo replied.
“Might not yield the same result?” Duan Ling Tian felt a pang of disappointment, but he urged Elder Huo to speak, “Tell me, Elder Huo.”
It was too difficult for him to search for the Spiritual items.
If there was a short cut, he really wanted to give it a try even if he might fail.
“This method is related to the Divine Ability, the Elementary Devouring Tactic, that you mastered,” Elder Huo said, “I don’t know the Elementary Devouring Tactic too well but the Advanced Devouring Tactic that the Heavenly Emperor powerhouses in the Devata Realm possess comes to mind! The Advanced Devouring Tactic is said to be able to absorb all kinds of energies! Since your Divine Ability is a derivation of the Advanced Devouring Tactic, it might be able to devour other people’s Innate Spiritual Root and allow you to strengthen your Innate Spiritual Root!”
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