Chapter 15: A choice!
Gu Qing Shan didn’t give up and continued asking: “What about the outpost itself? Everyone is dead, but the military reserve is still there, are there no weapon left?”
Zhao Lu answered: “I have the key to the reserve room, but I don’t use weapons, so I’ve never been inside. How about you come check with me”
Gu Qing Shan said with pleasure: “Gladly”
The two of them went to the reserve room, checking it with a candle.
Each and every row of the weapon shelves were empty, walking from start to end, all they saw was a half-broken machete on the final row.
Gu Qing Shan furrowed his brows, checks around the wall again to find a hidden wall-sunken lock.
Behind the sunken lock should be where the high rank officers keep high-grade items.
This part is the same as in his past life.
In the past life, whenever players find an abandoned cultivator stronghold, the first thing they do is to find leftover treasures, after a while, the methods and tricks were compiled into an actual science.
Towards the later stages of the game, even a profession called treasure hunter was born.
Gu Qing Shan looks a bit at the sunken lock and was sure.
He said: “This place’s sunken lock is relatively high-grade, probably only the commanding general had the keys”
Zhao Lu a bit surprised, looking at the lock can’t help but said: “But the general already died in battle”
Gu Qing Shan: “Do you know where his personal quarters are?”
“Come, lets go check it out”
The two of them searched the general’s room for a while, finally it was Gu Qing Shan that found the key.
Taking the key back to the reserve room, Gu Qing Shan opened the sunken lock, all that was inside was a small booklet and dirty-looking plate
The plate had numerous cracks, many of the inscriptions on it already started to fall off.
“A Formation Plate?”
Gu Qing Shan’s heart skipped a beat, quickly walked forward and picked it up.
“Low-level Formation Plate(damage), Psychedelic formation inscribed”
“To comprehend Psychedelic formation usage method, Soul Point cost: 17”
—-17 Soul Points, much higher than the maximum amount Gu Qing Shan can have, basically impossible for him to learn right now.
But Gu Qing Shan’s focus isn’t that.
Flipping the plate around, Gu Qing Shan pressed a center crucial point on the plate, opening a compartment in it.
Light-blue light droplets fell from the plate, scattering on the ground.
Gu Qing Shan pressed another place on the plate, dropping even more light droplets.
Zhao Lu shouted in joy, immediately crouched down to pick them up.
Gu Qing Shan’s heart also relaxes a bit.
Even though the Formation Plate was broken, the Spirit Stones placed for power were almost unused, even the spare Spirit Stone stored inside where untouched.
It’s likely that no one else but the commanding officer who died an unexpected death knew about this, and that’s why these Spirit Stones still remain.
What a pleasant surprise.
After picking up all the Spirit Stones and counted, the total was a whopping 75 stones!
This way, the Invisibility formation of the outpost can hold out for a couple dozen for days.
Gu Qing Shan put the plate down, picking up the booklet and flipped through.
“Military qi training method”
“First stage: Quchi”
“Second stage: Yinmen”
“Third stage: Shaoshang”
“Fourth stage: Taiyin”
“Fifth stage: Xuzhong”
“Sixth stage: Lingke”
“Seventh Stage: Shentang”
“To comprehend the first three stages, Soul Points cost: 1”
“To comprehend the fourth and fifth stages, Soul Points cost: 2”
“To comprehend the sixth stage, Soul Points cost: 3”
“To comprehend the seventh stage, Soul Points cost: 6”
This is the military cultivation method, the most common of all cultivation methods, incomparable to secret cultivation methods from big sects and clans.
But this kind of cultivation method also has its advantages.
First is that your foundation will be incredibly firm, aiding the breakthrough to Foundation Establishment realm, the second is that people who uses this cultivation method are everywhere, making it inconspicuous.
This is like someone giving you a pillow just as you were feeling sleepy, but don’t you usually use Experience Points to level up?
How come Soul Points can be used as well?
As Gu Qing Shan was thinking, his War God UI was already showing a shining line of text
“Complete cultivation method found, War God UI preparations complete”
“From now on, the user can choose to use Soul Points instead of Experience Points to level up”
“Soul Points have high exclusivity, once you used Soul Points, you cannot use Experience Points to level up anymore, please choose carefully”
Talk about flexible, as long as you have the method to, level up will be the same as comprehending skills, only requiring Soul Points.
In that case, Soul Points just became much more important.
Gu Qing Shan looks at his War God UI and contemplates.
“What exactly are Soul Points?” he asked
War God UI responds: “The most fundamental power of all beings, the origin of the soul”
“Fundamental” and “Origin” those two words, are extremely rare in-game, always representing an extreme limit.
This type of extreme power, must have its own characteristics.
Gu Qing Shan began to seriously think about it.
In later stages of the game, the amount of Experience Points needed for each level becomes an astronomical number, becoming invisible shackles for the large amount of players.
But Soul Points seems to be a higher quality power, choosing Soul Points will naturally free him from the known shackles of Experience points, but what the road ahead is like becomes an unknown.
However, thinking about the numerous players who can all be called prodigies. None of them could reach the highest peak of fighting strength in the other world until the very end. And Experience Points had to be the biggest culprit for that.
He already had his chance to do things over, would he still need to walk on this failed path?
But this is also a huge gamble.
Gu Qing Shan finally decided and spoke with conviction: “I choose to level up using Soul Points”
“The user has chosen Soul Points, going one step closer towards becoming War God, please keep working hard”
Following the cold System voice, the “Experience points” column on Gu Qing Shan’s UI disappeared, leaving only “Soul Points” left.
Gu Qing Shan silently stared at his UI, tucking the booklet into his chest.
As the two people left the reserve room to go back to the barracks, Zhao Lu couldn’t stop smiling.
Separating, each of them return to their own room, Gu Qing Shan closed the door, sat down on the bed, leaving the military qi training method booklet on his knee.
Gu Qing Shan already passed the first 3 ranks of Quchi, Yinmen, Shaoshang, so he went ahead and took a look at the 4th and 5th ranks.
Already having a cultivation guide book, to increase his strength, to increase the maximum Soul Points, this is his best choice.
Gu Qing Shan isn’t an indecisive person, already made his choice, he said.
“I choose to comprehend “the 4th stage: Taiyin’ breakthrough method”
“Comprehension began, consumed 2 Soul Points, current Soul Points: 2/5”
Heat flows from the booklet into Gu Qing Shan’s Thought Sea.
In only one breath, the spirit energy guiding method, the breathing rhythm required to breakthrough the checkpoint, the method to circulate blood essence, all deeply imprinted in Gu Qing Shan’s mind.
Gu Qing Shan closes his eyes, silently guided his spirit energy, attacking the checkpoint in his body.
It’s almost like he’s already a stage 4 cultivator, only revisiting this process again.
The military qi training method is simple and rough, but there’s absolutely no mistakes or omissions, ensuring safe cultivation.
His spirit energy gathers at the checkpoint, suddenly contracts, and then expand, easily breaking through his ‘Taiyin’
Gu Qing Shan checks himself, seeing the spirit energy slowly turning in his Dantian already became one size bigger.