Edited by: VindiFan#1 & Arya
In the worst case that everything is only needless worry, he only spent 10 Soul Points for an impractical ability.
But if anything unexpected happens, the Presence Concealment technique would be an excellent preparation for what’s about to come.
[The user has comprehended Improved Super Presence Concealment Script, Current Soul Points: 310/20]
A warm stream flowed from the jade tag into his body, concentrating at Gu Qing Shan’s Thought Sea.
He finished comprehending the Improved Super Presence Concealment Script.
This is a very simple technique, it doesn’t have many layers that needed to be learnt one at a time, so he only need to pay the cost once to fully grasp it.
Trying it out, Gu Qing Shan found that he’s able to simulate being at qi training stage 1. Seems like the presence concealment is very potent.
That’s fine, he’ll be able to increase his cultivation with peace of mind now.
Stowing the jade tag away, he took out Shifu’s [Hundred Saints Core Formation Script] and used 40 Soul Points to learn the method to break through Foundation Establishment middle stage.
After comprehending the Foundation Establishment middle stage, he had 270 Soul Points left.
He can attempt breaking through right now.
With how much spirit energy Gu Qing Shan has, it should be more than enough to break through Foundation Establishment middle stage. But for safety reasons, he took out the best spirit energy replenishment pill he had and swallowed it.
When breaking through, he needs some caution to prevent unexpected interference, leading to demonic possession.
Putting his hand on his spirit beast bag, he thought about it, but stopped.
Instead Gu Qing Shan tapped his Inventory Bag and took out his personal formation plate.
Infusing it with spirit energy, a small alarm formation was formed.
Holding the formation, he sighed suddenly without any reason.
Premature preparation is still better than no preparation at all.
Thinking so, Gu Qing Shan looked at the War God UI.
A notification was flashing on [War God Skills]
[Common defensive formation, able to deploy alarm formation: Wind Spirit Formation. Remaining usage: 30]
[To comprehend Wind Spirit Formation, 12 Soul Points required, would you like to learn it?]
[User has comprehended how to arrange Wind Spirit Formation, Current Soul Points: 258/20]
A warm stream flowed into his body again, and then Gu Qing Shan learnt how to arrange this primary level formation.
Holding the formation plate, he set up another Wind Spirit Formation.
With 2 layers of Wind Spirit Formation, the range became very wide, giving enough time for the cultivators inside to deal with any incoming danger.
Having a Wind Spirit Formation here to warn him of danger, even if something unexpected happens, Gu Qing Shan can just stop breaking through and be ready for battle at any time.
Finishing that, Gu Qing Shan began his breakthrough.
Sitting cross-legged, he closed his eyes and controlled his spirit energy
After about half an hour, he opened his eyes again.
The spirit light he emits had grown stronger, he’s now a Foundation Establishment middle stage cultivator.
But Gu Qing Shan immediately use the presence concealment technique to lower his spirit energy waves back to being Foundation Establishment early stage.
“Foundation Establishment middle stage… 30% more spirit energy, just like I thought”
Feeling the change in his Dantian, he used the technique again to also limit the spirit energy he emits down to Foundation Establishment early stage.
He’ll continue breaking through to Foundation Establishment late stage!
The amount of Soul Points needed to break through to Foundation Establishment late stage has doubled from 40 to 80.
But even so, this way was still much quicker than how players used to need Experience Points to level up in the past life.
Gu Qing Shan immediately used 80 Soul Points to comprehend the method to break through Foundation Establishment late stage as well.
His remaining Soul Points was 178.
At this moment, he was like a Foundation Establishment late stage cultivator, already having the necessary cultivation and understanding of the stage, only his spirit energy volume was still at Foundation Establishment middle stage.
This can be compared to having a bowl full of water suddenly turning into a bucket, and then discovering that the bucket still has a lot of room to contain more water.
What else is there to say, just swallow more pills to “replenish” spirit energy!
Tapping his Inventory Bag, Gu Qing Shan took out the perfected pills Bai Hua Fairy gave him and swallowed.
At the same time, his hand cast the presence concealment technique again to calm down the surging spirit energy.
From outside, he was still only a Foundation Establishment early stage cultivator.
But inside Gu Qing Shan, the spirit energy was surging like an underground river, silently but quickly filling all the crevices in his body.
A while later.
Gu Qing Shan became a Foundation Establishment late stage cultivator.
But as soon as he successfully broke through, he coughed up a mist of blood, and all the pores on his body started leaking blood.
His entire circulation system was tense from being overworked, his Dantian was hurting a bit from being stretched, his Thought Sea felt like someone was banging it with a hammer.
Rapidly breaking through like that was extremely dangerous, even if he succeeded, the burden it placed on the body isn’t something to joke about.
It was only thanks to Gu Qing Shan having cultivation experience from his past life, as well as War God Skills giving him enough understanding of the Saint’s cultivation method that his spirit energy didn’t flow backwards and blow himself up.
If it was any other person, even a monstrous genius would only attempt a second breakthrough after a few days of rest and resituating themselves.
But knowing that humanity might begin the war at any point in the next 2 days, Gu Qing Shan simply doesn’t have the time to wait.
He could only risk it.
He sighed, then swallowed a high quality healing pill.
Skipping over the necessary procedures to get immediate results isn’t a good thing. After his crazy attempt this time, he will need to use even more time than he originally needed in order to nurture his body and get used to his new cultivation.
If it weren’t for the strange circumstances that led him to remember the unfortunate events of the past life, he really doesn’t want to break through like this.
Suddenly, [War God Skills] popped up another notification.
[Because the user had broken through in rapid succession, comprehension of cultivation scriptures has entered a cool down period]
[The user may expend Soul Points to decrease the cool down period]
There’s no mention of how long the cool down period is, but Gu Qing Shan understood what the message meant.
———it wants him to fight.
The thing that the War God UI encourages the most is fighting.
Half an hour later.
Gu Qing Shan opened his eyes and looked at the camp behind him.
The Invisibility and defensive formations are still on, the rest of them are probably resting.
His surging spirit energy has been calmed down.
Gu Qing Shan looked around.
In the dead of night, the lonely grasslands were being illuminated by the bright silvery moon, almost like a sea of moonlight on earth.
Such a beautiful land, why can’t it ever be peaceful?
As the wind starts blowing, the moonlight was being dimmed by the clouds, until finally completely hidden away.
A thick black cloud has blocked out the moon, casting a darkness over the land.
The wind was still blowing.
It began to blow stronger, the screaming wind drowned out any other sounds there might have been.
An environment that’s hard to see and hard to hear ———-if anything really were to happen, this would be the most opportune moment for it.
Gu Qing Shan grabbed the air as the Earth sword was held in his hand.
Is something going to come?
As time slowly passed, Gu Qing Shan suddenly held his breath.
His inner sight was able to pick up something. Something was moving at the desolate area a few dozen meters away from the rock he was sitting at.
Whatever it is, it’s very careful, stopping right outside the Wind Spirit Formation, silently waiting.
Gu Qing Shan leaned on the rock, changing his posture.
A few seconds later, the thing moved again, this time, it moved straight forward.
What is coming?
Gu Qing Shan squints his eyes, very carefully retracted his killing intent, not letting a single bit of it leak.
He silently jumped on the rock, carefully checked the direction and jumped high up with the Earth sword.
He lightly swung the Earth sword as a sword gleam shone, attacking the thing on the ground.
“Get out here!”
The thing was unable to endure the hit, jumped from pain and revealed itself from underground.
Its body was a few dozen meters long, and about as thick as a person.
The brown scales on it were full of sharp spikes, it had a mouth full of dark green venomous teeth.
This was a Foundation Establishment late stage Burrowing Demon Python, an evolution of the Burrowing Demon Snake.
Its entire body is extremely venomous, even if you aren’t bitten by its teeth, being scratched by any of the spikes on its body and you will be on the verge of death.