Martial Peak

Martial Peak – Chapter 5, The Proud Golden Skeleton

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Translator – Erza

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Finalized Editor – Silavin

 

These thirty-two words’ meanings were very easy to understand. Naturally, Yang Kai understood.

But the black book’s history was unclear, thus he was a bit afraid. What if this was a trap of some sort? Thinking of this he laughed at himself, for currently, he was only a Trials Disciple of High Heaven Pavilion. Who would go to the effort of taking care of him?

From just looking at the last couple of lines and their meaning, the reason why the black stone pillow will turn into a black book was probably because of his dream tonight.

For over one year, the pillow didn’t change, then suddenly after that dream it turned into a book. They must be connected.

Is it because of his own change that also changed the black stone pillow.

Since it was I who led to the book’s birth, then this black book was born for me! Thus, I am this black book’s owner!

Thinking of this, Yang Kai hesitated no more. The writing clearly on the book clearly states that he must drip blood in order to lead. Thinking of this, he bit onto his finger hard and dripped a drop of blood onto the page.

Drip, drip. The blood went onto the page, but there was no apparent change. After a fair amount of time passed, from the page, black light started to emerge. His body immediately felt unwell, for the injuries from earlier today had started to sear in pain. His head had also started to hurt.

Biting down on his teeth, he continued to endure. His blood continued to flow, and the light on the book was becoming brighter and brighter.

After a large amount of time and effort, Yang Kai nearly fainted. But there had been  substantial change to the book, and the black light had started to wiggle and contract. And from the centre of the page, a tiny vortex had appeared.

Following that, from within the vortex a golden swirl could be seen. Yang Kai put great effort to maintain a clear mind, staring intently to the transformation in front of him.

Within the black vortex, a small, round, shiny, black object gradually came out.

He was shocked, for there really was something in the the book. Even though while he was dripping his blood, he had some expectations, he didn’t think that is was actually true.

But right now, right in front of him, the thirty-words from before were not false.

With blood as offering, the Gold Body shall descend!

[What’s a Gold Body?] Anticipation covered his pale face.

After a while, after the shiny, round thing had fully appeared in front of him, he couldn’t help but swallow a mouthful of saliva. No matter how rich his imagination was, he wouldn’t have thought that the Gold Body would be like this.

This thing was about 30 cm tall Golden Skeleton, and to think the first thing that came out was this skeleton’s skull. The golden skull just floated on top of the book page, sitting crossed legged like it was mediating. Every piece of the bone managed to light up Yang Kai’s tiny hut.

The black vortex on the page slowly began to recede and everything reverted back to its tranquil state.

Yang Kai had watched this strange golden skull appeared, for a time did not know how to react. On page said only how to get the Gold Body out, but didn’t say what to do after it came out.

Looking at it, he thought there wasn’t something right. The Golden Skeleton in front of him had no eyes, but he felt like it looked like his own. It obviously didn’t have any mouth but was clearly mocking the weak master in front of it.

Thinking of this, Yang Kai was furious and went to pick it up.

This small, insignificant skeleton dares to be so arrogant!

He didn’t think that when he went to reach out for it, the Golden Skeleton flew out towards him. Flying past his hand and embedded himself on his chest.

This was a bit of a horror. With a skeleton smashing onto his chest, he cried out and then the skeleton started to emit a fluorescent light, and penetrated deep into the pores of Yang Kai’s limbs.

(Silavin: just how big must your pore be to fix something like a skull? I know it should be around 2 cm but still!)

Suddenly, pain exploded all over his body, but the pain was not an ordinary pain, but the pain from the depths of the bone! He breathed in painfully; fell to the ground, his body bent like shrimp, with waves of cramps.

His whole body’s bones shattered at that moment, and he couldn’t even lift a finger, for he had no strength. This was not an illusion, if you could see into his body, then you can see his bones being crushed, and next to each crushed bone, there was a layer of gold wrapped around. Continuously repairing the broken bones, but far slower than the damage speed. When the repair was finished, it was crushed again.

Human bones wrap around bone marrow and bone marrow nerve. Any small touch to them can bring great harm. One can only imagine his suffering at that moment.

In his body, not a single bone wasn’t shattered.

Even for others, even if their strength of thousands of times higher than his, they would have probably fainted now. But with Yang Kai, he could only feel the pain a thousand fold right now.

Tragic cry came from the hut, not far away a Fellow Disciple was out for a walk was frightened by the cry and quickly ran away.

Form somewhere, he received a message that came from the Gold Body: I will destroy your conscience and seize your body!

Did Yang Kai agree? Even if he was unable to move, but also struggled to maintain the awareness, he will never let golden body take over the magpie nest. The golden body felt fear, so over and over again crushed Yang Kai’s bones, tortured his nerves, so that he fainted thereon.

One is a proud golden statue, another with an indomitable spirit, who wins who loses; no one could foresee the outcome.

Yang Kai knew that right now it was really important, unlike the previous challenges with his Fellow Disciples. If this was the past him, then he would have given up but now he will not. Even if it hurts like hell will endure.

His consciousness, the Golden Body’s destructive power, both commenced a hard tug of war. And the battlefield is the Yang Kai‘s body, you pull, I pull, each not letting an inch go.

Over time, Yang Kai was surprised to find that the intolerable pain was slowly reducing, help lift his spirits and fill him full of energy.

It’s no wonder, after Yang Kai and the Gold Body clashed time and time again, the numerous crushing of his bones had strengthened them. With his bones becoming stronger and stronger, and the Gold Body’s powers began to become weaker and weaker, the pain thus naturally alleviated. The struggle will soon end.

With the scales tipping in his favor, the unbearable pain slowly became bearable. Transforming into light tickles, then becoming like splashes of cold water. This feeling was like applying cream, allowing his millions of pores to open and relax.

Aware of the Gold Body’s desperate struggle, made Yang Kai furious. Cursing loudly, he crushed that presence within him.

Inside his body, it had finally calmed down.

A sigh could be heard, a sigh full of comfort and trace of great relief.

 

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