“Begin,” declared the referee before he rapidly retreated. Beibei and Xu Sanshi released their Battle Spirits at the same time.
The noisy Spirit Battle Arena suddenly turned silent. Everyone’s eyes were focused on the two figures standing in the center. As stars in the outer school of Shrek Academy, every fight between Beibei and Xu Sanshi were soul stirring. Students loved to watch their fights the most. Privately, many students had made bets.
Blue lightning focused, and Beibei’s right arm quickly expanded. With the coiling blue light, the Blue-Lightning Tyrant Dragon Battle Spirit was released.
On the other side, Xu Sanshi did not show a sign of weakness. His body swelled and his uniform tightened. A huge turtle shell shield appeared in his right hand.
The two slowly stepped toward the side while watching each other with sharp eyes; dense Spirit Power constantly rising, blue on one side, black on the other. Distinctly in different areas.
On the surface, they were evenly matched opponents, both above level thirty Spirit Elders with three spirit rings. From their Battle Spirits, Beibei was obviously a brute force type Spirit Elder, and Xu Sanshi, with a shield, was probably a defense type Spirit Elder.
One is the strongest attacking Battle Spirit, Blue-Lightning Tyrant Dragon. The other is the powerful defensive variant Battle Spirit, Mystic Deep Turtle. It’s hard to say who will come out ahead.
Wang Dong seemed to have forgotten his problem with Huo Yuhao and focused his attention on the two in the center without making another sound. Huo Yuhao was the same. Their emotions were closely tied to the two Spirit Elders in the arena.
After Beibei released his Battle Spirit, his gentle attitude turned sharp while Xu Sanshi’s impulsivity lessened and became as steady as a mountain.
Just as Xu Sanshi slowly stepped to the spot closest to Huo Yuhao’s observation deck, Beibei suddenly yelled out and charged forward like a flash of blue lightning.
Xu Sanshi’s heart slightly froze, he didn’t reveal any openings and this wasn’t an opportunity! When did Beibei became so aggressive?
Even though he thought so in his heart, he did not dare to neglect it. He was more than aware of the explosive power of Beibei’s attack.
When Beibei reached around five meters in front of Xu Sanshi, he suddenly jumped up. His scale-covered, muscular arm directly headed toward Xu Sanshi’s head with blue-purple lightning coiled around his dragon’s claw and the threat of releasing a spirit ability at any time.
Xu Sanshi did not get flustered, but stepped back with his left foot and slightly bent his body with the shield in his right hand, blocking in front, so that his entire body was protected. At the same time, pitch-black Spirit Power leaked out of the turtle shield; forming a black light that protected his body within.
Boom! Beibei’s dragon claw fiercely smacked onto that heavy, black turtle shield. Their bodies shook at the same time. Beibei paused and fell toward the ground while Xu Sanshi’s body slid back a meter.
Xu Sanshi’s first hundred-year yellow ring brightened and the pitch-black light suddenly darkened while releasing a powerful black glow, covering more than ten square meters like a huge hood expanding out. As he released this, there was a rumbling roar.
Mystic Deep Tremor. Xu Sanshi’s first spirit ability.
This was an area wide push back skill that also had a stunning effect. If the enemy’s cultivation was lower than his, then his opponent would be pushed back and stunned. It would at least create some distance.
However, Xu Sanshi could not predict Beibei’s decision.
Just as he released this first spirit ability, Beibei’s second and third spirit rings also brightened.
The first flash was from the thousand-year third ring. The purple spirit ring’s glow expanded and a deep roar suddenly exploded from Beibei’s body. His entire body was completely covered by the light of his blue-purple lightning. The scales on his right arm quickly spread over his body and covered his right chest as well. His entire aura suddenly soared.
Wrath of Thunder.
Right after was the flash of his second spirit ring. Rays of thick electrical snakes instantly burst out, with Beibei’s body as the center.
With this second and third spirit ability combination, even Xu Sanshi’s reputable defense ability, Mystic Deep Tremor, could not push Beibei away.
The black hood was forcefully ripped open and Beibei ignored that black current’s assault as he squeezed inside.
Even under shock, Xu Sanshi did not slow down at all. His second and third spirit rings brightened one after another. He was more than familiar with Beibei’s abilities. With great confidence in his defense, even if he couldn’t be sure to win against Beibei, if he just continued defending, Beibei would never win against him!
However, just as he released his second and third spirit abilities, his brain felt like it had been pierced and his focus became fuzzy. His two spirit abilities paused for a second and couldn’t be released immediately.
Beibei’s body suddenly looked illusionary. Tang Clan, Ghost-Shadow Elusive Steps. His body was slightly crouched and his entire person seemed to be sliding along the ground. His right claw clung on to the bottom of the turtle shield. At the same time, his body slipped to the side and he went behind the turtle shield.
Xu Sanshi had no time to release his spirit abilities. Letting Beibei circle around to the back of the shield had ordained his tragedy.
Beibei’s right leg directly stepped on Xu Sanshi’s calf. Roaring Thunder immediately rushed out with the support of Wrath of Lightning. Right after, Xu Sanshi’s body could only shiver in place. Beibei’s huge dragon claw dug directly into his shoulder. The outcome was apparent.
The match was faster than anyone had imagined. There were many who didn’t even see the entire course of events before Beibei had already bypassed Xu Sanshi’s turtle shield defense and beat his opponent for victory.
“Beibei wins.” The referee declared without stopping Beibei from dropping Xu Sanshi directly on the ground.
After withdrawing the lightning, Xu Sanshi’s body quickly stopped shivering since his natural resistance was quite powerful. But his voice still stammered, “You. You cheated.” He definitely wasn’t responsible for releasing his spirit abilities half a step slow. However, he didn’t know what kind of trick Beibei had used. Also, the fact that Beibei had managed to find the weakest point in his total defense perplexed him greatly.
“Who said I cheated? You lost the bet. Now, hand over the Mystic Water Pill.” Bebei smiled and used his dragon claw to inject a little more of his lightning energy into Xu Sanshi and made him shake.
How could Xu Sanshi have known that to help Beibei win against him, there was another who had fainted on the observation decks?
That’s right. When Xu Sanshi was trying to release his second and third spirit abilities, Huo Yuhao used Purple Demon Eye along with Soul Assault to attack his mind. Even though Huo Yuhao’s cultivation was not strong, combining these two abilities created an attack that could slow the entire body’s Spirit Power release which made Xu Sanshi lose.
There was around thirty meters between Huo Yuhao and Xu Sanshi, perfectly within the range of his Soul Assault.
Not only this, but while using the ability, Huo Yuhao was also using Mental Detection and Sharing to help Beibei find Xu Sanshi’s weak point.
That short instant was Huo Yuhao’s highest point after becoming a Spirit Master. He continuously used three spirit abilities, plus Purple Demon Eye, to turn around a close fight.
Turning back time to before the match started, Beibei and Tang Ya had communicated with hand gestures for Tang Ya to ask for Huo Yuhao’s support. After Tang Ya told Beibei the range of Huo Yuhao’s Mental Detection and Sharing ability, Bebei made the decision to suddenly charge forward even when Xu Sanshi did not show any opportunities for an attack.
This win should be attributed to both Beibei and Huo Yuaho.
Other than Tang Ya and Beibei, only Wang Dong could feel what was going on. Even though Huo Yuhao did not let his spirit ring rise from his feet when using his spirit abilities, it was impossible to hide the waves of Spirit Power from Wang Dong, sitting next to him.
Wang Dong clearly saw that a pale gold color appeared in Huo Yuhao’s eyes; then the color suddenly deepened before a purple light flashed out. Right after, Huo Yuhao’s body tilted against Wang Dong.
While Wang Dong reflexively held on to Huo Yuhao, the fight within the arena was already over.
“What, what is wrong with him?” Wang Dong said with shock.
Seeing Huo Yuhao fall down, Tang Ya was also greatly surprised and quickly checked Huo Yuhao’s condition before releasing a breath, “He overdrafted his Spirit Power. No problem. Let’s go.” It was better to leave early after having done a bad thing. Furthermore, Tang Ya was wondering, how can Xiao Yuhao’s Mental Detection and Sharing ability have such a powerful effect? Beibei had originally only wanted his help to gain the initiative!
Beibei and Xu Sanshi had equal cultivations. The one who gains the initiative would have a higher chance of winning. But, somehow, it actually ended with a single attack.
Huo Yuhao was really too exhausted. After a whole day of physical training, then using multiple mental abilities, the overdraft this time made him faint. He wouldn’t be waking up for a while. This was also a way for the body to protect itself.
Tang Ya and Wang Dong shouldered Huo Yuhao back to the dormitory. When they reached the entrance, Beibei ran up. After using his Spirit Power to condition Huo Yuhao’s body, he brought out a little porcelain bottle. From the bottle, he drew out a medical pill and shoved it into Huo Yuhao’s mouth.
“Little brother, please take care of him.” Upperclassmen were not allowed to go into the freshman dormitory. This was a school regulation, so Beibei could only ask for Wang Dong’s help.
Wang Dong was dumbfounded. He came from a well-known family and had a vast amount of experience. He clearly saw the pill Beibei had just brought out.
It was a dark blue pill, around the size of a cherry. There were many white veins within it. After coming out of the porcelain bottle, faint layers of mist spread around the pill. It also carried a hint of a refreshing smell that hung in the air.
*Is that a Mystic Water Pill? No way.* Wang Dong was shocked.
No only him, but even the lazy-looking elder in front of the dormitory door also slightly opened his eyes before resuming his former condition.
Tang Ya told Wang Dong, “Little Prince, when Huo Yuhao awakens, tell him not to forget to sell fish tomorrow. I will prepare another set of what he had today.”
Beibei snapped, “All you know is to eat. You almost harmed Little Brother today.”
Tang Ya snorted, “Don’t be like that. I saw that you had an evil plan waiting behind Xu Sanshi. That guy was so stupid. He actually fell for it and gave you the chance.”
Beibei said innocently, “I just wanted to sleep when someone handed me a pillow. What can I do? I can only say that Little Brother had good luck. Come on, let’s go cultivate. I remember someone said that if I beat Xu Sanshi, she would let me kiss her. You have to keep your word.”
Tang Ya stuck out her tongue at him, “I said to beat him till he can’t live independently. Did you? Cultivate, cultivate!”
Wang Dong suddenly said, “Senior Tang Ya, please consider letting me join the Tang Clan.”
Tang Ya nodded and waved to him. Beibei revealed a thoughtful look and smiled at Wang Dong before turning away with Tang Ya.
Wang Dong helped Huo Yuhao back to the dorm and laid him on the bed. He was still thinking about the pill Beibei had given Huo Yuhao before. Lightly shaking his head, he gave a hard stare at Huo Yuhao. “He better be afraid of getting pricked for seeing what he shouldn’t have seen. He deserves to sleep on a hard wood bed.” As he said this, he jumped onto his own bed and started meditating. The physical training was also very effective for him.
Huo Yuhao had an especially sweet sleep. Since joining Tang Clan, he had continuously trained the Mysterious Heaven Skill. This was the first time since then that he slept in peace.
In his dream, he felt like he was soaking in a refreshing pool. That relaxing feeling made him moan.
After a short meditation, Wang Dong opened his eyes again and was surprised to see Huo Yuhao on the bed opposite of his. He woke after feeling heavy Spirit Power fluctuations in the air.
Sure enough, the heavy Spirit Power fluctuations came from Huo Yuhao’s body. In the darkness of the night, his body glowed with a faint blue light. Mist floated on the surface of his skin. A faint, sweet aroma also spread from within the mist.
Wang Dong jumped off of his bed and quietly squatted next to Huo Yuhao’s bed to see more clearly. He discovered that Huo Yuhao’s skin seemed to be fluctuating. With the fluctuation, hints of air were released from his pores. This was why he felt fluctuations in Spirit Power. The faint blue mist continuously flowed in then out. With time, the mist’s color deepened while the refreshing aroma faintly faded.
“Mystic Water Pill. It really is a Mystic Water Pill, worth ten thousand gold. How can Beibei casually give him such a valuable pill! Maybe he took out the wrong one?” Wang Dong said to himself with shock.
After a brief surprise, Wang Dong went back to his bed. However, he suddenly thought of something and walked back to the edge of Huo Yuhao’s bed, showing a fist. He snorted, “Making me not be able to sleep when I have a bed. Hmph. Just you wait.” As he said this, he rolled up his covers and stored them into his personal spirit guidance storage device and left to go rest somewhere else.
A short while after Wang Dong left, the mist surrounding Huo Yuhao started spreading a stench instead of a refreshing aroma. The color also became deeper and Huo Yuhao’s breathing became calmer.
Huo Yuhao had the most wonderful sleep. He was woken up by a sticky feeling. Just as he regained his senses, he couldn’t help but sneeze loudly.
“Oh man, so smelly. What is this smell!” Huo Yuhao sat up thinking that it was Wang Dong’s fault.
However, when he opened his eyes and looked toward the opposite bed, he discovered it was completely empty. Wang Dong wasn’t even in the room.
The sky was still dark outside, but Huo Yuhao quickly discovered something wrong. He could see every fiber in the room, unaffected by the darkness.
His eyesight was capable of this before, but it required Spirit Power and the release of his Spirit Eyes. However, he wasn’t using his Battle Spirit now!
Lowering his head, he found the entire uniform on him had turned black. That disgusting smell was coming from the uniform. On areas without uniform, his skin also had a layer of filth. It felt as if he had fallen into filth, then been dragged here.
“Wang Dong doesn’t hate me this much right?” Huo Yuhao looked at himself, speechless. When he stood up, he noticed even the wooden bed was densely covered with a layer of filth.
The smell on him and the bed was too disgusting. Huo Yuhao didn’t have time to think about it and flipped up from the bed to open the windows. Right after, he rushed out of the room, directly to the restroom.
The filth on his body had an oily feeling. Washing himself, plus cleaning the bed, and washing his clothes took half an hour.
By the time he was back on the wooden bed, Huo Yuhao was still a little out of it. *Oh, well. Whatever. I’ll know what happened when I ask Wang Dong tomorrow. I have already slept for more than half of the night and wasted a lot of time. Need to hurry up and meditate.*
As he was thinking, he got in a cross-legged sitting position and started to stimulate his internal Spirit Power to circulate along the route of the Mysterious Heaven Skill.
After three second, only three seconds, Huo Yuhao abruptly opened his eyes. His Spirit Eyes were wide open, full of confusion.
“I, am I dreaming?” Huo Yuhao paused for a moment before quickly closing his eyes again.
After another three seconds, he opened his eyes again. This time, his face was full of wild happiness.
Yes, something Huo Yuhao didn’t believe possible had happened. Just as he entered meditation, he felt a condition he had never experienced before. If his previous circulating speed was like the speed of a snail, then his present speed was at least that of a spider. His circulation speed had increased by three to five times. Also, his Spirit Power became stronger than before and flowed smoothly.
As he was circulating his Spirit Power, a powerful feeling spread through his body as if every vessel had been opened. It was a miraculous feeling. His limbs and bones had an itch as if they were all growing.
Huo Yuhao couldn’t wait to close his eyes tightly to stimulate Spirit Power movement again. The truth is, everything was real. Originally, it took half an hour to circulate his Spirit Power following the Mysterious Heaven Skill one cycle; but this time, Huo Yuhao only used four minutes. Also, his internal Spirit Power increased a few times more than before. It was no longer adding one strand at a time but more like a bundle at a time.
At the same time, by meditating, Huo Yuhao discovered a smoothness in his vessels he didn’t have before. The thin and fragile vessels had widened. It also had a natural elasticity that allowed for more Spirit Power to collide against it without danger.
*Within one night, was I reborn?*
The present Huo Yuhao did not want to think further. Since he was six, he had never felt such a significant increase. Now that he had grasped this feeling, he never wants to let it go. He circulated his energy continuously and its speed actually gradually increased. With the nourishment of the Mysterious Heaven Skill, his body once again gained that warm feeling.
Huo Yuhao didn’t know how many cycles he had finished when the sky brightened and the distant sky revealed a white light before he woke up from meditation.
Even after sitting cross-legged for half the night, his legs did not have any feeling of numbness. With only a slight movement, he had come in front of the window to absorb the purple qi from the far east. Huo Yuhao’s internal Spirit Power naturally circulated to his Spirit Eyes as he began cultivating Purple Demon Eye.
Everything seemed to have changed following his body’s alteration and Spirit Power’s increase. When he looked toward the purple qi in the east and started cultivating, Huo Yuhao realized that there seemed to be something that opened his mind. His Spirit Eyes gradually produced a formless suction that sucked all the purple qi up like how a whale sucks in water.
A warmness covered the surface of his eyes while the inside was cool. Huo Yuhao could feel his mental power formlessly expanding out, quickly reaching his former limit. It expanded until forty meters in diameter before stopping. There was also more of the purple glint within his eyes. Even his skin showed a layer of luster that made his essence, aura, and expression very different from yesterday.
Releasing the aggregated air with a long breath, he finished cultivating Purple Demon Eye. The surroundings became clearer. With a thought, he withdrew his Spirit Power and his Spirit Eyes returned to normal. Only, his pair of deep blue eyes shone more brightly.
He knew that something had happened to his body. Or else, even if he cultivated for half a year, he still wouldn’t have experienced this tremendous increase.
As Huo Yuhao was filled with uncertainty, the room’s door opened.
Wang Dong peaked through the door to first sniff the room and confirm there were no weird smells before walking in, carrying his covers. He threw his bedding onto his bed and said to Huo Yuhao, “You’re lucky. Reborn with a new body while I couldn’t even sleep at home. Hmph. You can treat me to today’s breakfast.”
Huo Yuhao looked at him with suspicion, “Wang Dong, what happened? Why did I wake up with my body covered in filth and an increase in my cultivation? It really was like what you said; like being reborn with a new body.”
An old, gold bracelet flashed on Wang Dong’s wrist and a round, metal ball appeared in his hand, which he gave to Huo Yuhao.
“First, let’s see how much your Spirit Power increased. This spirit guidance device can measure Spirit Power from level ten to level thirty. Just inject your Spirit Power inside.”
“Oh.” Huo Yuhao answered and grabbed the metal ball, slowly injecting his Spirit Power.
The metal ball glowed with a layer of yellow light. After a moment, the faint light spread and a number started rising on the metal ball, stopping at eleven. Then, it suddenly jumped and turned to twelve. The yellow light continued to spread and the number twelve starting tremoring. Even after Huo Yuhao used all his force, he could not make that number jump again.
Wang Dong was surprised, “Worthy of the Mystic Water Pill! It actually allowed you to increase your Spirit Power by two levels in one night. You are already at the peak of level twelve and only one step away from level thirteen.”
Huo Yuhao’s eyes widened, “Are you serious? What is a Mystic Water Pill?”
Wang Dong grabbed the spirit guidance device back and snorted, “This object’s detection is very accurate. There’s no benefit for me to lie to you. Say, you should thank Senior Beibei. What is your relationship to him? He casually gave you a Mystic Water Pill worth ten thousand gold. I’m suspicious that maybe he handed you the wrong pill.”
Seeing Huo Yuhao’s confused face, Wang Dong explained, “The Mystic Water Pill is a very magical drug. Rumor has it, only one water attribute spirit clan can produce it. But I don’t know which clan. The pill refinement process probably requires tens of water attribute Spirit Beasts’ blood essences and many water attribute plants to successfully create it. Water has a cleansing ability. The Mystic Water Pill will not only greatly benefit your body but will also raise your Spirit Power. It is also very mild and Spirit Masters of any level can absorb its effects. It can raise the level of a Spirit Master below level twenty by at least one. However, its most valuable effect is to clean the vessels and meridians.
“What we usually wash off is the dirt on our skin’s surface. What the Mystic Water Pill washes is the waste within us. This pill is beneficial no matter who takes it. For Spirit Masters with great potential, it would help them increase their talent more. For common Spirit Masters, it is like delivering coal in the winter. It will help expel wastes and nourish the meridians. A single pill can at least help a common Spirit Master raise his innate Spirit Power level by one. That is to say, if your innate Spirit Power was one when you awakened, then after taking this pill, it will turn to two. This is a change in potential and body condition.”
What Wang Dong didn’t know was that this example was spot on. Huo Yuhao’s innate Spirit Power was exactly one!
However, Huo Yuhao could feel that after the Mystic Water Pill cleaned his vessels and meridians, that feeling of rebirth was not as simple as raising his innate Spirit Power by one level. His cultivation speed had also increased at least four times! Even though it was still incomparable to geniuses like Wang Dong or Beibei, it still meant that he was no longer a common Spirit Master. It would also be easier to cultivate in the future.
Huo Yuhao’s eyes moistened. It was Elder Brother who gave him this Mystic Water Pill worth ten thousand gold! This kindness was deeply engraved in his heart.
Huo Yuhao had really good fortune. Wang Dong’s explanation was not wrong. Under normal conditions, the Mystic Water Pill would have had the benefits he said.
However, Huo Yuhao took the Mystic Water Pill at the perfect time. After an entire day’s training, his body had reached its limit. It was like he took the Mystic Water Pill right after preparing his body. Also, his Mysterious Heaven Skill’s understanding already smoothed his vessels and helped warm every part of his body.
Huo Yuhao had overdrafted his mind and he took in the Mystic Water Pill while in a coma. This way, he could not try to control the pill and all of its efficacy was brought out. Basically, the nourishing ability of the Mystic Water Pill was perfectly received by his body.
There is another important point. The Mystic Water Pill is of the water attribute and Huo Yuhao’s second Battle Spirit, given to him by the Daydream Iceworm, is also a form of water. This let him absorb the Mystic Water Pill with even more advantages.
Accompanying the changes in his body, the first of the ten immense aggregates of energy the Daydream Iceworm sealed into him had cracked a little and leaked out some energy that combined with his body. So, compared to Huo Yuhao’s increase in Spirit Power, the increase in his mental energy was even greater. This was why he could increase the range of his Mental Detection from thirty to forty meters.
It can be said that this Mystic Water Pill altered every aspect of Huo Yuhao’s body to create this huge change. It carried a tremendous benefit for his future cultivation. Even his Purple Demon Eye evolved.
The Purple Demon Eye has four realms: Perception, Attention, Intoxication, Immersion. Huo Yuhao uses Spirit Eyes to cultivate Purple Demon Eye so he only expends half the effort required. When the Mystic Water Pill stimulated the Daydream Iceworm’s source power, there was a siphoning effect by the source power on the purple qi when he was training Purple Demon Eye. This allowed Huo Yuhao’s Purple Demon Eye to skip a realm and directly enter the realm of Intoxication. It can be said to have even surpassed the speed of the fastest cultivator of Purple Demon Eye, the founder of the Tang Clan, Tang San.
Huo Yuhao still didn’t know that with the advancement of Purple Demon Eye, his control over all mental attribute skills had increased greatly as well. When controlling spirit abilities, he would use much less Spirit Power than before.
Seeing Huo Yuhao’s red eyes and dazed appearance, Wang Dong patted his shoulder and said, “Let’s go eat breakfast. I want to eat two servings today!”
Huo Yuhao laughed, “Okay. You can even eat four.”
Wang Dong stared, “You’re the pig, not me.” With these words, they laughed uncontrollably. Their awkwardness from last night also disappeared. At this innocent age, they could retain an innocent heart.