The fearsome Saber-Toothed Tiger Demon was sent flying backward, only coming to a stop after smas.h.i.+ng through dozens of trees.
The beast lay on the ground, crying out sadly. Blood was oozing from its mouth. Its skull had been split open, leaving a b.l.o.o.d.y mess of flesh visible. Even brain tissue could be seen. The Saber-Toothed Tiger Demon tried several times to pick itself up from the ground but was unable to manage it.
Mo Wen flew up to the Saber-Toothed Tiger Demon, and with a slash chopped off its head. It had not rolled for more than a meter when, along with the creature's body, it became sparkling starlight. The light was completely absorbed by Mo Wen's body.
The Saber-Toothed Tiger Demon was a mutated variant. The power it had was actually comparable to that of three normal later stage seventh rank monstrous beasts. Its strength made majestic power surge through Mo Wen's body, causing his cultivation to skyrocket.
Suddenly, a sound sounded in Mo Wen's mind, as though something was s.h.i.+fting.
In the dark, a power suddenly appeared. It guided the Inner Qi in Mo Wen's body, allowing it to circulate through him in a completely different way. The circulation pathways that the three ways of practice used began to change again. Mo Wen knew, however, that in the end, no matter how the three paths circulated, the final destination for all the Inner Qi was in his core.
"Am I about to form the Elixir soon?" Mo Wen trembled. He could sense the formless power, which seemed to be guiding him to form the Elixir.
Up until this point, he had kept killing illusionary beasts. The more power he acc.u.mulated, the more his cultivation kept growing. Now, however, he had a question on his mind. His cultivation was at the pinnacle of the Embryonic Breathing realm. If he wanted to improve further, he could only do so by forming the Elixir. If he couldn't form it, then how could the rules of this place allow him to continue to gradually grow stronger, even reaching the heights of a Martial Arts Grandmaster?
If he couldn't even form the Elixir, how would he be able to contain the huge power of the Martial Arts Grandmasters in his body?
Now, Mo Wen finally understood. The power in his body must have reached a critical point. The power in the dark was guiding him to form the Elixir, allowing him to truly enter the Golden Elixir realm.
All of this was being guided and controlled by the power. Right now, Mo Wen was more relaxed than he had been in a while. He did not need to do anything and could just sit back and enjoy himself. He just needed to wait for the results.
Right now, Mo Wen was concentrating with all his might, not daring to be careless. His eyes were not lit up with joy. He had still been harboring some doubts about forming the Elixir, but now understood the entire process completely. The next time he formed the Elixir on his own, it would be inevitable, given his familiarity, that he would succeed. He would only lack the finis.h.i.+ng touches.
Mo Wen knew that the power that this world gave him was not his own. Instead, it was a power given to him temporarily by the place he was in. Once he left this s.p.a.ce, the cultivation that he had gained would disappear.
He was not at all surprised by this. After he left this s.p.a.ce, he would still be at the pinnacle of the Embryonic Breathing realm. However, when he wanted to move on to the next level and reach the Golden Elixir realm, it would most likely not be a difficult thing to do.
His experience in the Fighting Spirit Tower could be said to have given him a solid foundation for coalescing the Golden Elixir. Once he left, he could immediately go into seclusion to form the Elixir.
The Inner Qi in his body was circulating frenziedly. However, under the guidance of the mysterious power, everything seemed to be proceeding in a methodical way. It seemed a matter of minutes before a Golden Elixir suddenly appeared in Mo Wen's core.
Mo Wen looked deep inside himself and discovered the Golden Elixir was in the center of his core. It was the size of a ping pong ball. It emanated golden light, s.h.i.+ning brilliantly. The Golden Elixir contained power enough to level a mountain.
He had coalesced a Golden Elixir before. He knew that under normal circ.u.mstances, the Golden Elixir coalesced by ancient martial art pract.i.tioners would only be about the size of a thumb. Only as their cultivation grew would it gradually grow larger. Yet, his Golden Elixir was already equivalent to that of an ordinary ancient martial art pract.i.tioner with later stage Golden Elixir realm cultivation.
Of course, Mo Wen was still at the beginning stage of the Golden Elixir realm and was not a later stage Golden Elixir realm ancient martial art pract.i.tioner. In terms of realm, there wasn't much of a difference. The only difference was the potential for further development. A Golden Elixir like Mo Wen's clearly had a lot of room for further development. Maybe when he broke through to the intermediate stage Golden Elixir realm, he could trade blows with ancient martial art pract.i.tioners at the pinnacle of the Golden Elixir Realm.
In reality, the reason why Mo Wen practiced three martial arts methods simultaneously before this was because he was always thinking about his future potential. In the short term, three martial arts methods being practiced simultaneously would most likely not be as effective as practicing just one. If Mo Wen practiced just one martial arts method, combined with so many panacea and miraculous encounters, he most likely would have broken through to the Golden Elixir realm long ago.
Once the Golden Elixir was formed, Mo Wen felt an unprecedented power. With a wave of his hand, he caused a gale to sweep past, shaking the surrounding trees to be shaken until they fell left and right and causing some smaller trees to be uprooted.
Mo Wen felt that right now, even if he encountered a pinnacle of the seventh rank monstrous beast, he would have the power to take it on.
Two ma.s.ses of gentle light floated over from the place where the Saber-Toothed Tiger Demon had fallen. One was silver and the other was blue. Mo Wen walked over and held the two ma.s.ses of light in his hands.
A medium grade Unsealing Light and a medium grade Recovery Light! A look of glee flashed in Mo Wen's eyes. He had not expected that he would actually obtain two drops from a fallen beast at the same time, and that both would be medium grade.
Before this, he had obtained many drops, but there were all low-grade ones. A medium grade had never appeared.
A medium grade Recovery Light could cause a later stage or pinnacle of the Golden Elixir realm ancient martial art pract.i.tioner to instantly recover all their Inner Qi. With Mo Wen's current cultivation, using a medium grade Recovery Light seemed like a bit of a luxury. With just three low-grade Recovery Lights, he could achieve the same result.
Unless there were special circ.u.mstances, he would most likely not use it.
As for the medium grade Unsealing Light, it could be used to unseal a top grade spiritual weapon. For Mo Wen, this was undoubtedly great news.
The difference between a top grade spiritual weapon and a low-grade spiritual weapon was huge. Their powers could not be compared: they were worlds apart.
By unsealing a top grade spiritual weapon, Mo Wen's combat ability would certainly be significantly enhanced.
In the end, Mo Wen chose to unseal the top grade spiritual weapon, the Gray Mountain Peak. This was a spiritual weapon that Mo Wen had obtained in the underground palace. Out of all of the ones which he possessed, it was the highest quality top grade spiritual weapon. Even the Green Primordial Mirror was slightly weaker. The Gray Mountain Peak weapon could be used for both offense and defense, and it could be used in many different ways. It was a very practical spiritual weapon.
Suddenly, a mysterious voice sounded in Mo Wen's mind. Then, another wave of information surged into his brain. "Congratulations! You have triggered the hidden task. If you complete the task within the specified time, you will obtain a reward from the Tower Spirit."
Mo Wen was shocked. A hidden task? He immediately focused his mind, browsing again through the information that the Tower Spirit had pa.s.sed to him.
He had actually triggered a hidden task by killing the Saber-Toothed Tiger Demon. This hidden task was a game task a.s.signed by the Tower Spirit. Once the task was completed, one would obtain the corresponding reward.
As for what was the reward, Mo Wen did not know. But the difficulty of the task made him draw a cold breath.
Thirty kilometers from the forest, there was a deserted city moat. It had already been conquered and was in the hands of a large number of illusionary beasts. The leader of the illusionary beasts was a Beast King comparable to a Martial Arts Grandmaster.
However, earlier on, the Beast King had gone out and had returned injured. Right now, it had already entered a deep slumber.
Mo Wen's task was to make his way through the deserted city moat and steal the treasure that the Beast King had hidden underneath the ancient city.
Rather than secretly stealing, it was more like directly robbing. In the deserted ancient city, there were illusionary beasts everywhere. It would be impossible for the thieves to not be discovered.
If it were normal illusionary beasts that he would be facing, with Mo Wen's current cultivation, he was not afraid of anything.
But in that deserted ancient city, there were the Four Lords. The Four Lords each had the pinnacle of the seventh rank cultivation. Also, their combat power was above that of the human pinnacle of the Golden Elixir realm ancient martial art pract.i.tioners. Although some pinnacle of the Golden Elixir realm ancient martial art pract.i.tioners could defeat pinnacle of the seventh rank monstrous beasts, they mostly depended on the power of the immortal cultivator magical treasures. Ancient martial art pract.i.tioners that could defeat a pinnacle of the seventh rank monstrous beast, aside from Martial Arts Grandmasters, were definitely rare.
Also, the injured Beast King was only in deep slumber. No one knew whether it would suddenly wake up. If it woke up suddenly when they were carrying out the task, the consequences would be destructive for them.
"This hidden task is not easy to complete. Even if I encounter the four pinnacle of the seventh rank monstrous beasts, I will most likely have to run from them."
Mo Wen had a slight headache. This mission was rather difficult. Even his life was at risk.
He had dared to venture into the Fire Domain because he had the treasures with him to a.s.sist him. Those treasures were his trump cards. Once he encountered dangers, under circ.u.mstances when he had to go all out, he had the ability to kill even a Martial Arts Grandmaster.
However, everything was different in this place. The rules here greatly limited Mo Wen's power.
For example, it would be almost impossible for him to use the Black Gold Puppet. There were no top quality Unsealing Lights that could unseal his Black Gold Puppet. Another example would be those ancient spiritual talismans. They could not be used here either.
The Unsealing Light in this s.p.a.ce could only unseal things like magical treasures and stratagem boards. All the treasures that had energy stored and could directly attack others on their own with terrifying power could not be used.
That was because the Tower Spirit had to control the balance of this world in order for the game to be able to meaningfully continue.
All the ancient martial art pract.i.tioners who came to the Fire Domain had extraordinary backgrounds. Most likely everyone had a few trump cards up their sleeve. Those trump cards would not be revealed normally; however, when the pract.i.tioners were faced with life or death situations, their trump cards would surely unleash terrifying power.
Mo Wen didn't know what heritage those ancient martial art pract.i.tioner sects had. However, he believed that if a sect really unveiled all its heritage, the Seven Major Beast Kings in the Fire Domain would most likely not be able to withstand the force, even if the combat ability of the Beast Kings doubled.
Therefore, under the circ.u.mstances where Mo Wen couldn't use the ancient spiritual talismans, runes, and the Black Gold Puppet, he was very worried about his safety. Even though Mo Wen had broken through to the Golden Elixir realm and had cultivation akin to that of the later stage Golden Elixir realm ancient martial art pract.i.tioners, he would surely die if he encountered terrifying mythical beasts like the Giant Crocodile Beast King once more.
However, Mo Wen received another piece of information of great significance. This task had not been triggered by him alone. Another three human ancient martial art pract.i.tioners had triggered the task at the same time as him.
It meant that there were a total of four ancient martial art pract.i.tioners who had received this task. Mo Wen still had a few partners that could cooperate with him in completing the task. In that sense, the power of each side was much more balanced than he had first feared it to be.