Chapter 16: Continuous breakthroughs!
“Maximum Soul Points +1, current Soul Point limit: 6, Current Soul Points: 2/6.”
With the help of Soul Points, Gu Qing Shan, just like the people of this world, levelled up with cultivation.
A player that doesn’t rely on Experience to level up, this is something that has never happened before in the history of the game.
Gu Qing Shan was afraid there would be problems so he carefully checked himself again, surprised to find that his spirit energy is already full!
When levelling up with Experience Points, it takes a lot of time to nurse the Dantian, slowly filling up the new energy limit after breaking through.
Who could predict using Soul Points to break through would immediately put him at full spirit energy!
It seems that Soul Point really is high quality, so I’ve won the gamble.
In that case, with his foundation, he can still keep on breaking through.
“Let’s hurry it up, again!”
Gu Qing Shan decided to no longer waste time thinking, once again command his spirit energy to circulate his body just as he learnt from the booklet, quickly finding the 5th checkpoint.
This checkpoint is called the Xuzhong point.
Gu Qing Shan tried for a while, almost breaking through several times, but always falling short at the end.
He stood up, walked a few laps around the room to readjust his mind, took a deep breath and sat down again.
“Consume 2 Soul Points, comprehend ‘the 5th stage: Xuzhong’ cultivation method”
“Consumption complete, Current Soul Points: 0/6.”
This time not letting him down, using the method comprehended in his Thought Sea, he was able to immediately break through the 5th checkpoint: Xuzhong.
Gu Qing Shan’s inner spirit energy quickly rises again nonstop, when it finally calmed down, his total spirit energy was already twice that of qi training stage 4!
Before when he killed Xiong Hu, Gu Qing Shan still had to be a bit clever, but if it was him right now, a single arrow is probably enough to obliterate Xiong Hu.
He’s now a qi training stage 5 practitioner, finally caught up to his cultivator peers in this world.
This is already very remarkable, as even in this cultivator world, for a 16-17 years old adolescence to reach qi training stage 5 isn’t an easy task.
” Maximum Soul Points +1, current Soul Point limit: 7, Current Soul Points: 0/7″
His maximum Soul Point have increased from 6 to 7.
Gu Qing Shan looked at his Soul Points, thinking about the two remaining skills on the military bow.
Since his maximum Soul Point has increased, he’s no longer in a rush to comprehend “Precision”.
If he can save up 6 Soul Points, he can comprehend the final skill “Swallows Fly Twice” instead!
His past life’s cultivation was no more, but his knowledge and eyes are still there. (1)
“Precision” can improve the hit rate and accuracy, a must-have skill, but “Swallows Fly Twice” is obviously a powerful Archery attack skill.
For a player, no matter how high your level is, without a strong attack skill, you can’t even make use of your vast spirit energy.
Therefore, “Swallows Fly Twice” is more important.
Gu Qing Shan silently thought to himself, stood up only to feel an overflowing sense of power in this body, enough to even punch through the earth.
This is an illusion brought from breaking through too quickly, and having this feeling shows that his foundation has become somewhat unstable.
That’s obvious, breaking through two stages in a row is rare even in the cultivator world.
Gu Qing Shan practiced a set of common military fist-fighting skill in his room, feeling no effect, he simply took the military bow and quiver, getting ready to leave.
As he passed through Zhao Lu’s room, he could hear a loud snoring noise, seems like Zhao Lu finally got a good night’s sleep.
Gu Qing Shan kept walking, soon leaving the outpost and disappeared into the night.
He’s going to hunt some of the stronger monsters, both to consolidate his cultivation while struggling between life and death and to farm some Soul Points.
A brown-gray large serpent fell from the tree, its thick body slamming on the ground and made a loud bang.
The serpent is the hunter at the top of this jungle’s food chain, having never failed a hunt.
Even demon beasts that are stronger than it, after struggling for a while would still fall to its venomous fangs, becoming food in its belly.
When hunting, this serpent monster has never felt impatience.
But today, it has met an acute hunter.
Only a few minutes after the battle began, both its eyes were shot blind, its 7-inch thick body was riddled with sharp arrows. Despite using all its strength, it couldn’t deal any significant damage to the enemy.
The serpent monster breathed its last, full of unwillingness.
“Soul Points +5, Current Soul Points 7/7.”
Gu Qing Shan came out from the shadow behind the branches, looking at the monster in front of him.
He went here once when he was still qi training stage 2, got chased by this serpent for more than 10 miles and had to use everything just to escape.
This time he’s at qi training stage 5, his strength was more than doubled that of before, so he came back to kill it.
Among the common monsters, serpent and snake-types are relatively rare, there probably isn’t even a second one in this whole forest.
The snake-type monsters whole body is a treasure trove, snake livers are an antidote for most poisons as well as being able to treat heavy wounds; snake blood can strengthen the five senses; snake meat when eaten can strengthen the body, snake teeth are great material for daggers and arrows.
This serpent monster has probably lived for over a hundred years, so its material will most likely be quite exceptional.
Gu Qing Shan took out a dagger, stabbed into the serpent’s body and starts dissecting it.
Two snake livers as big as a newborn baby rolled out, caught by Gu Qing Shan.
The snake’s liver is crystal clear, emitting a dull milky white shimmer.
This is definitely high-grade material, because of its rarity and efficacy, even in the cultivation world these things can only be found and never asked for. (2)
Gu Qing Shan carefully put away one of them, picked up the other and finished eating in just 2-3 mouthfuls.
Just a few moments later, the wounds on his body already starts to itch.
Gu Qing Shan was pleasantly surprised
I didn’t expect it to work so quickly. Monster serpent’s bile inside the liver can dissolve poison inside the body, as well as stimulating life force to close up wounds.
At this speed, in just about 1-2 hours all his injuries will have healed.
Gu Qing Shan went on to remove the snake teeth.
This place is too far away, furthermore right now being night, the time when demon beasts are out to hunt, wanting to bring this back to the outpost alone is like talking in your sleep.
Gu Qing Shan can only seize the time and choose the most useful parts to take.
Both the liver and teeth are stashed away, and Gu Qing Shan took out his marching water bag, dumping the water out and filling it with snake blood.
He tried to take a sip and is met with a disgusting taste.
Gu Qing Shan gritted his teeth, swallowed and closed the lid.
Can’t drink too much of this stuff, qi training stage cultivators can’t handle it.
After collecting all useful materials from the serpent monster, next is the real reason he came here.
This serpent monster was the most difficult to tonight, giving him 5 Soul Points at once, plus a few that were killed before, now it is finally the time for his harvest.
Gu Qing Shan took a deep breath, looking at the War God UI: “Consume 6 Soul Points to comprehend Swallows Fly Twice”
“Swallows Fly Twice comprehension complete, Current Soul Points: 1/7.”
Heat flows from the military bow into Gu Qing Shan’s arm, spreading over this body.
A variety of techniques: power control, spirit energy operation, hand movements, grasping the wind and distance, one after another appeared in Gu Qing Shan’s mind.
After the heat circulated twice around Gu Qing Shan’s body, it flowed into this Thought Sea and gradually dissipate.
It took so much work, but finally he learnt this powerful skill.
(1): “eyes are still there”: a common saying in chinese is “the higher you stand, the higher your eyes become”, it’s commonly used to describe how your view changes as you mature. Here it is used to say that his ability to discern good items is still there
(2): “can only be found, but not asked for”: an idiom in chinese, meaning something rare enough that you won’t find it by asking around, but isn’t very rare enough since you can sometimes find it randomly.