Library of Heaven is Path
1654 The Arrogant Innate Fetal Poison
After the Innate Fetal Poison escaped, Zhang Xuan made use of the black flames to temper his Primordial Spirit for a while longer before the dark clouds gradually dispersed.
With this, he had successfully survived the heavenly flame tribulation!
After overcoming the widely-feared Great Sage 2-dan Aureate Body Ordeal, Zhang Xuan's Primordial Spirit had turned completely golden. Even a snap of his fingers created a metallic reverberation.
If one did not know that it was a Primordial Spirit in advance, one would surely have thought that it was another normal body.
After tempering my physical body with the heavenly flame, my Primordial Spirit is starting to take a form reminiscent of a physical body. It's no wonder Lu Chong is able to stand his ground even against those 9-star master teachers! Zhang Xuan thought in agitation.
Primordial Spirits could change their forms according to the individual's will. If one did not want to be seen, even with a shiny golden exterior, a Primordial Spirit could still become invisible to the naked eye. If one wanted to be noticed, a Primordial Spirit could become as tough as a weapon, such that even experts of the same caliber would not be able to tell that it was actually a soul.
It was no wonder soul oracles were viewed in deference in the ancient era. Even if just a small handful of them were able to clear the Aureate Body Ordeal, those that succeeded indubitably wielded far greater prowess compared to ordinary cultivators.
More importantly, the lifespan of soul oracles far exceeded that of ordinary cultivators!
Even if a cultivator nourished their flesh with their zhenqi and altered their cells after reaching the Introspective Convalescence realm, they would still only be able to live for 1,500 years before finally meeting their end.
However, soul oracles were different. They could easily live up to three thousand years and even more!
However, there's a fatal flaw to soul oracles too, and that's the Five Soul Declines…
There were many advantages to being a soul oracle, but equally great were the disadvantages. The greatest hurdle for the soul oracles was the Five Soul Declines. Fortunately, the Heaven's Path Soul Art that Zhang Xuan cultivated had made him impervious to this problem, so he did not have to worry about it.
While he was still in awe over his improvements, he turned to look at his clone and saw that his body was golden. At the same time, his soul was also fully tempered. A powerful aura drifted off from his body, hinting at the frightening prowess he possessed.
"Aureate Body realm consummation?" Zhang Xuan's lips twitched.
He had ignited Kong shi's blood droplet and utilized the prowess of a Sempiternal realm consummation expert before. As such, even though he had never cultivated the realms himself, he still had a rough idea as to what the indicators for the various realms were.
His clone was golden all over, such that even his pupils had taken on a golden color. Without a doubt, he had already cultivated the Aureate Body to perfection!
To think that he would actually be able to advance his cultivation so quickly…
Zhang Xuan clutched his aching heart tightly.
His clone sure knew how to traumatize him!
He had thought that he had been improving fairly quickly, but this fellow turned out to be even faster than him!
"You should return to the Myriad Anthive Nest for the time being…" Zhang Xuan instructed his clone to return and reinforce his cultivation.
On the other hand, he descended from the sky and returned to the ground.
"Y-y-you… actually overcame the tribulation of the Empyrean Heavenly Flame?" The Dragonbone Divine Spear shuddered uncontrollably as it spoke.
It had thought that its master would surely be reduced to ash facing such a powerful heavenly flame tribulation, but who would have thought that he would actually be able to overcome it so quickly?
Was this still a feat a human was capable of?
"Yeah…" Paying no heed to the Dragonbone Divine Spear's astonishment, Zhang Xuan chuckled softly in response. He was just about to return to his body when he narrowed his eyes in astonishment. "What's going on?"
His physical body sitting on the ground had its face turned dark, and black smoke was rising from its head. It was trembling non-stop, as if being put through some kind of excruciating pain.
"Some kind of black smoke escaped from the dark clouds earlier and dived into your body. I thought that it was the remnants of your Primordial Spirit, so I didn't stop it…" the Dragonbone Divine Spear said awkwardly.
On the other hand, black lines streaked across Zhang Xuan's face.
Do I look dead to you? Just because you are a skeleton doesn't mean that you should judge everyone by your standards!
Besides, how in the world does a dissipated Primordial Spirit return to its body?
Knowing that it was pointless to waste his breath with this sack of bones, Zhang Xuan quickly dived his Primordial Spirit back into his body. Shortly after he opened his eyes once more, his face twitched in horror.
He nearly exploded on the spot.
The Innate Fetal Poison that he had just driven out of his Primordial Spirit was currently resting lazily within his physical body. When he swept his Primordial Spirit across it, it even greeted him leisurely, as if meeting an old friend.
He had thought that he had managed to clear the Innate Fetal Poison for good, but who would have thought that it would slip out from his Primordial Spirit just to return to his physical body!
Did it think that it was simply moving homes?
To slip from his body into his soul, and now from his soul back into his body…
Do I look like someone to be trifled with?
With an awful look on his face, Zhang Xuan channeled his Heaven's Path zhenqi right toward the Innate Fetal Poison.
It was out of fear for the Heaven's Path zhenqi that it had been forced to slip into his soul from his physical body. Since it dared to return to his body, he would just have to crush it!
Hong long long!
In a short instant, the Heaven's Path zhenqi collided with the Innate Fetal Poison, forcefully pushing it back.
However, the next instant, the Innate Fetal Poison dived right into the surge of Heaven's Path zhenqi.
It began swimming leisurely within the Heaven's Path zhenqi, just like his clone did in the midst of the black flames earlier.
"You…" Zhang Xuan was taken aback.
The Innate Fetal Poison should have been extremely fearful of the Heaven's Path zhenqi. Its arrival should have scared it into hiding, so how could it be swimming within it?
Zhang Xuan's heartbeat skipped a beat. Could it be that… it has upgraded after experiencing the heavenly flame tribulation, such that it's no longer afraid of the Heaven's Path zhenqi anymore?
The Innate Fetal Poison had fled in the face of the black flames, but it had still been seared for quite a while before it managed to get away. It could not be that the short moment of searing had put it through a metamorphosis, such that it did not fear even the Heaven's Path zhenqi anymore.
As a poison master, he knew that there were quite a few poisons in the world that could be upgraded with time.
If that was truly the case, he would be in great trouble.
It was due to the suppression of his Heaven's Path zhenqi that it did not dare wreak havoc in the past. Without anything to suppress it now, if it started wreaking havoc right now or even blew up entirely, he would be doomed!
Zhang Xuan quickly tried a few more times, but it seemed like his zhenqi was really no longer effective against the Innate Fetal Poison.
Let me see if I can suppress it using my Primordial Spirit!
He began driving his Primordial Spirit toward the Innate Fetal Poison in the hope that it would be able to subdue it. In face of the approaching soul, the Innate Fetal Poison swiftly retreated in fear.
Oh? It must be because my Primordial Spirit has been tempered by the heavenly flames and thus still contains remnants of it, so the Innate Fetal Poison is still rather fearful of my soul…
Earlier, the Empyrean Heavenly Flame had tempered his Primordial Spirit. Similar to how absorbing the energy in lightning tribulations would suffuse his Primordial Spirit with lightning, his Primordial Spirit was now infused with the might of the Empyrean Heavenly Flame as well. Due to that, his soul was able to induce fear in the Innate Fetal Poison.
He needed to harmonize his soul together with his physical body. He could not possibly constantly use his soul to suppress the Innate Fetal Poison!
Let me see if I can drive it out of my body… Zhang Xuan gritted his teeth and began to corner the Innate Fetal Poison.
A moment later, a look of consternation surfaced. Cr*p, it's stuck…
It was true that he was able to alter the size of his Primordial Spirit after comprehending the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing, but there was still a limit to the extent that he could do so. In face of the pursuit of his Primordial Spirit, the Innate Fetal Poison swiftly slipped into the thinnest meridian within his body, such that even his Primordial Spirit was unable to squeeze in.
If he squeezed in, his meridians could explode, and there would be severe consequences.
As soon as his Primordial Spirit retreated, the Innate Fetal Poison slipped out of the tiny meridian and danced gleefully in triumph. Unable to stand the Innate Fetal Poison's arrogance, Zhang Xuan immediately sent his Primordial Spirit back in, but the Innate Fetal Poison simply slipped back into the meridian to hide.
The process repeated itself several times. It was as if the Innate Fetal Poison was provoking him. "I am out. I am in. I am out again. I am in again… Hahaha, try to catch me if you can!"
"You'd better not mess around. Otherwise, even at the risk of destroying my physical body, I'll crush you to death!" Zhang Xuan harrumphed coldly as he fused his Primordial Spirit back with his physical body.
He used his Heaven's Path zhenqi to seal the meridian in order to prevent that fellow from messing around before rubbing his glabella in frustration.
This is really the worst…