Translator – Erza
Editor – Ben
Finalized Editor – Silavin
Proofreader – Bluerazbeary
Yang Kai smiled at that moment, which seemed odd; after all, both his physical and mental strength were exhausted and he could no longer see clearly. His ears were ringing and his head was throbbing very badly, yet he still laughed.[I won! This sense of achievement that I feel right now is vastly greater than when I won against another someone else!]
Just when Yang Kai felt that he was going to faint, a warm comfortable sensation burst out from within his body. This warm feeling came from within his bones, like a spring rain that replenishes the fields after a drought; it blew through every part of his body – Throughout every inch of flesh, bringing with it a burst of vitality.
His exhausted strength was quickly replenished; even his mental energy was revitalized to a certain extent. Although his energy didn’t recover fully, it was enough to keep him from losing consciousness.
Yang Kai didn’t pause to revel in this feeling any further, but hurriedly sat down and analyzed his current condition. This led him to discover that the original numbing feeling from within his body had already disappeared without a trace. It left him with a comfortable feeling; it was so comfortable that it nearly made him cry out.
His body pulsed rhythmically, and along with this, it was clear that it had become more robust and contained more explosive power than before. The atmospheric energy within his meridian pulsated incessantly; his bones also seemed to have become a lot sturdier.
Just through this alone, his body had been strengthened by a large margin.
This made him contemplative.
Finally, the last bit of warmth from his bones had seeped out; this was most likely from that Golden Skeleton he had absorbed. After experiencing this several times already, Yang Kai had grasped the key information. Only when he had pushed his body to its limits, could he trigger the Golden Skeleton’s hidden powers.
Though if he surrendered when he was in a predicament, that Golden Skeleton would not give him any help.[This must be the Golden Skeleton’s personality!] Yang Kai chuckled lightly. Right now, he had finally understood how this incense burner could aid him in his training.
The herbs that were put on the burner, their effects were multiplied hundreds of folds in strength. Then when he inhaled this incense, it made his strength rapidly decrease and also made him mentally tired – so much that he could only take three steps before he nearly faints.
Although these amplified herbal effects were tyrannical, they shouldn’t have any long-term negative side effects thought Yang Kai. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to the incense burner to assist in his training.
But only when he overcomes his limits, and arouses the Golden Skeleton’s regenerative ability, will he be able to really benefit. Only then will he be able to constantly surpass his limit and grow stronger.
The perfume that wafted out from the incense burner, served him well; just like the Golden Skeleton.
Though these were all just assumptions on Yang Kai’s part, given the previous events, he felt this should be the truth. Next up, Yang Kai needed to closely analyze the incense burner.
The perfume never ceased pouring out of the burner. Even when there was a gust of wind, the perfume would always float in Yang Kai’s direction.
He also discovered that if he stayed in the same spot and didn’t move, then the perfume didn’t have any effect.
After another half an hour or so, Yang Kai felt that most of his strength had recovered. Staggering as he stood u, once again, he began to take steps forward.
Since he had already been burned once, Yang Kai advanced slowly and cautiously monitored his body for the effects of the incense burner.
As soon as he put one foot down, Yang Kai discovered that his strength gushed out of him like a broken dam. His physical strength disappeared, and with it so did his mental energy; with no sign or reason.
As he took another step, what little strength he had remaining disappeared, causing him to nearly fall down.
Clenching his jaw tightly, Yang Kai’s stubborn attitude emerged again. Putting his life on the line, he advanced forward.
This time, he managed to take four steps. Furthermore, although he was mentally unwilling to give up, his body could no longer take it. Even when the warm feeling once again poured out from within him, it was not strong enough. So, he fainted again.
After repeating this process numerous times, all of his assumptions were confirmed.
Although the perfume that came from the incense burner caused people to become more worn out, it didn’t leave any negative side effects. While the Golden Skeleton, on the other hand, needed his will to fight, in order to be used. The stronger he felt about not yielding, the stronger the warmth it gave and the more his body benefited.
This type of training method was truly monstrous, so much so that it was unthinkable. Putting it simply, you were risking your life to increase your strength. If you were a little bit careless, then there would be drastic consequences. Luckily Yang Kai’s self-preservation sense was quite high. Every time he broke through his limits, he would concede and rest before continuing. So, after repeating the cycle many times, the results he reaped were bountiful.
A person’s potential was truly unlimited. But in order to become stronger, you must do things step by step.
After an entire day of training, his improvement was very clear. He could already walk a full ten steps, a large improvement from his initial attempt of just three.
But Yang Kai was still unsatisfied; even under the effects of the perfume, he was still only walking. Until the day where he practiced with his fists, this could not be considered training.
Quickly, Yang Kai found another disastrous problem.
This type of training used up his herbs far too quickly!
The Three Leaved Chaos Spirit Flower and the Dead Jedi Tree Grass could only be burned for about an hour. After an hour, he must once again put in more herbs for the incense burner to continue to produce the perfume.
Using his hand to calculate the herb consumption, Yang Kai’s face immediately became ugly.
There were twelve hours in a day. Ig he trained for about seven to eight hours a day. So that meant that he needed at least fourteen of these herbs, in order to practice under the effects of the incense burner for a whole day. With his current store, he would use up all his Dead Jedi Tree Grass in a mere two days! That was about fifty percent of his stockpile of Three Leaved Chaos Spirit Flower!
What would he do after he used up all his current herb stock? He only had thirty-eight contribution points. So, how many days would that last him?
Originally, he had thought he was quite rich, but reality struck him hard and showed him how poor he really was.
That night, he carried his worries to bed, with his head fill with contribution points and herbs. Even in his dreams, he dreamt of mining large amounts of Three Leaved Chaos Spirit Flower and Dead Jedi Tree Grass.
That night, Yang Kai didn’t sleep very well at all.
That night, Su Mu didn’t sleep very well either.
Thinking about how, overbearingly he had brought people over to cause trouble for Yang Kai, but had instead lost against him. This made Su Mu toss and turn restlessly in his bed. If it wasn’t for Yang Kai, then he would be happily engaged with Boss He’s daughter. If it wasn’t for Yang Kai, then he wouldn’t be here with a stomach full of resentment.
As he recalled the He family’s daughter’s vivid appearance, Su Mu’s heart fell into depression. In the future, he will no longer have the face to go and interact with her. As the saying goes, ‘You would rather destroy ten temples, then destroy one marriage.’ Yang Kai, you dared to destroy a happy couple, you are too daring.
(Silavin: they aren’t even married =.=)
There was another saying that went like this, ‘For a nobleman to take revenge, ten years is not long at all.’ An insignificant person, however, can go for revenge all day long.
Su Mu would definitely be classified as the latter, for after a few more days, he could once again challenge Yang Kai. But how could Su Mu wait until then? Su Mu wanted to go to Yang Kai immediately and beat him to a bloody pulp now. Only then would it satiate his inner hatred and resentment.
Tossing and turning, he couldn’t fall asleep such was his fury, so Su Mu got up. Not only did he get up in the middle of the night, he also made his underlings wake up too.