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Spiritual Armament, wasn’t this Armament Haki?
Jiang Li once again covered his right hand with spiritual qi. This time, the surface of his palm quickly turned black, and the speed at which it hardened was much faster than before.
His hardened right hand directly grabbed the sword’s body, and it actually let out a metallic sound. He gradually increased his strength, and the fine long sword was even deformed from his grasp.
With these two factors combined, his defense would only grow stronger.
Perhaps, he could consider developing his body cultivation.
After making up his mind, Jiang Li started to get busy again.
Cultivating routinely every day, training spell techniques, listening to lessons in the Cultivation Hall, exploring the outer sect graveyard, and now, he had to start learning alchemy. Perhaps he also had to practice a body cultivation method…
Jiang Li was busy day after day.
One and a half months later, at the edge of the outer sect, on the cliff of Scripture Storage Valley.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Every few breaths’ time, there would be muffled sounds of collision coming from the cliff.
The cliff walls of the cliff continuously produced many fine cracks as the collisions occurred. After the cracks continued to spread, the outermost layer of rocks could not bear the impact and broke off.
The figure at the bottom of the cliff was hit by the falling rocks and the shattered rocks buried him instantly.
But soon the gravel began to shake, and a young man with dark but shiny skin broke through the pile and climbed out.
Who else could it be but Jiang Li?
In the cultivation world, the mainstream viewpoints were actually quite disdainful towards dual cultivation.
This was because the path of cultivation was a long one, and there was almost no end to climbing it. At least for now, no one in the cultivation world had ever touched the ceiling of cultivation.
Where did he get so much energy to divert his attention? How could there be so much time to waste?
Cultivating multiple cultivation methods at the same time was something that many cultivators did not approve of.
If one were to cultivate a spirit refining technique that could speed up cultivation, then of course it would not be a problem, the more the better. However, this kind of cultivation method was extremely rare. In the cultivation world, there were few cultivation methods that could achieve such an effect.
As for body cultivation methods, they were famous for having poor effects in the early stages and slow in the later stages. They were considered useless.
Under normal circumstances, if cultivators had special body cultivation talent, or if they had the Buddhist cultivation method of Benevolent Travel Temple that could speed up their body cultivation, they would venture into this aspect.
Typically, cultivators would only attempt to dual cultivate when they reached a bottleneck to make up for their shortcomings and increase their strength.
However, after much consideration, Jiang Li finally decided to focus on cultivating the ‘Ghost Wood Art’ and also a body refinement technique.
Due to his status bar, many of the enhancement effects on his body were based on percentage. The benefits of body refinement were far greater than others.
Those permanent buffs were equivalent to special talents after all.
It could be said that not only did he have the talent to train his body, but he could also continue to increase and strengthen his body’s talent. Under such circumstances, not training his body would be a waste.
Therefore, Jiang Li requested Senior Sister Little Four, an inner sect disciple, to bring him to the Scripture Storage Pavilion to choose the current body cultivation method he was practicing.
In the Scripture Storage Valley, although outer sect disciples could also enjoy the benefits like exchanging for cultivation methods through the Scripture Storage Pavilion, the requirement of going into the inner sect was troublesome.
Under normal circumstances, one had to obtain the approval of an elder from the Cultivation Hall or the Internal Affairs Hall.
However, if Jiang Li told them that he wanted to train his body… he would be lucky if he did not get scolded.
Thus, he decided to look for the easy-going inner sect senior sister, Little Four, to help him pass through the disciple guards before arriving at the Scripture Storage Pavilion.
After a few selections, he found an incomplete manual of an ancient body refinement technique called the Mountain Crushing Scripture.
This ancient cultivation method was also incomplete. It only contained the contents of Qi Refinement to Foundation realm. There was nothing else after that.
However, the cultivation of a body refinement technique was far less difficult than a Qi Refinement technique. As long as there were not too many conflicts, it was practically possible to seamlessly connect them together, so Jiang Li did not hesitate too much.
He had spent 230 spirit stones in exchange for it.
That was more than half of Jiang Li’s hard-earned three months’ worth of remuneration, yet it was all gone just like that.
He had already handed over the remaining half to Yan Hong and asked him to help him collect supplies. Therefore, Jiang Li had become a poor man from head to toe.
He pulled back a distance, putting some distance between himself and the cliff wall.
Then, he crossed his arms in front of his chest, his muscles bulging as he leaned to the side and lowered his shoulders. His feet continued to accelerate as he pushed towards the cliff.
Boom! The rock cliff cracked again.
It was said that the Mountain Crushing Scripture was created by a cultivator imitating a beast of antiquity called the Mountain Crushing Ape. When cultivated to the limit, one could use their body to directly smash through the mountain range with boundless power.
However, with Jiang Li’s current level, he could only increase his strength and toughen his body.
After bumping into the cliff for a long time, Jiang Li finally ended his physical training for the day. He cut off his supply of spiritual qi and deactivated the Spiritual Armament. His dark skin slowly returned to its original state.
“Junior Brother, you have cultivated for four hours today. If you don’t reach six hours, the fee will still be one spirit stone regardless.”
Jiang Li was speechless. He had clearly only used the rock cliff to train, yet they had to collect a spirit stone. Why didn’t they just rob him?
However, disciples were not allowed to cause irreparable damage to the other areas of the outer sect, so he could only pay to cultivate here.
After paying the spirit stone, he left the outer sect cultivation area.
“Have you heard? Someone among this year’s new disciples has already broken through to the mid-stage Qi Refinement realm!”
“Really? This year’s new disciples have only been in the sect for less than half a year, yet someone has already reached the mid-stage Qi Refinement realm?”
“That’s right. He broke through two days ago and was praised by the elders of the Cultivation Hall.”
“His talent is probably not much weaker than the inner disciples’ geniuses.”
“That’s right. The Lecture Elder said that he might not have a chance this year, but he might be able to pass the outer sect competition next year and enter the inner sect.”
“This… sigh… We’ve already been in the sect for more than two years and we’re still stuck at the initial-stage Qi Refinement realm. I’m afraid we’ll have to stay in the outer sect for the rest of our lives…”
Jiang Li walked through the bustling outer sect trading area and heard many conversations like this.
In the same batch of outer sect disciples, there was probably no one else who could have such a cultivation speed.
Jiang Li found Yan Hong’s stall and asked.
Yu Banxia had already broken through to the mid-stage Qi Refinement realm two days ago.
Right now, he was stabilizing his cultivation base and familiarizing himself with his explosive strength. Yan Hong reckoned that he would contact them in a few days.