Translator – Erza
Editor – Ben
Finalized Editor – Silavin
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When the Sect Master saw Xia Ning Chang’s clever and sensible behaviour, he couldn’t help but smile, “Meng Wu Ya really is fortunate to have accepted such a well-behaved Disciple.”
Recalling his own two disciples, the Sect Master secretly sighed.
Xia Ning Chang was very clear about his past, and seeing his dim expression, she didn’t know how to comfort him. She could only sink into silence.
Without speaking, the Head raised his hand to the sky and then pushed in the direction of Yang Kai. In that moment, Xia Ning Chang felt that the heaven and earth in that area had been sliced in half; like an enormous invisible palm was shielding that area from all prying eyes.
“This youngster’s breakthrough should have caused quite the ruckus, so it would be best to hide this first. So as to avoid investigation by others.” The Sect Master started to explain.
Xia Ning Chang was at a loss. Why was this Sect Master, someone who often did not show himself to others all year round, treating Yang Kai with such interest? But although she was puzzled, she didn’t dare to ask.
One old, one young, the pair remained at this one hundred meter distance as they watched over Yang Kai’s situation.
The Yuan Qi that entered the Tempered Body Staged Body of Yang Kai and spread through every inch of it. Even though one could not sense the Initial Element fluctuations, they could see that in a ten-meter radius, a large gale of wind was circulating with Yang Kai as the origin, the commotion around Yang Kai really wasn’t small.[This was only a breakthrough into the Initial Element Stage. How could it be like this?] Xia Ning Chang really didn’t understand it.
With the passing of time, a drumming sound slowly began in Yang Kai’s body. He felt his body was like a balloon expanding because there was quite a large amount of Yuan Qi around him was pouring in.
Just as Xia Ning Chang was secretly worrying for him, his body reverted to how it was previously. Even under the Sect Master’s barrier, she could still feel the sinister Yuan Qi fluctuations.
What was even more shocking was that the immense amount of Yuan Qi had all been completely absorbed by Yang Kai. And unexpectedly, a blazing hot, red stream of energy came gushing out from Coiling Dragon Stream.
These strips of energy were like red ribbons, rising from the bottom of Coiling Dragon Stream, they entered Yang Kai through his pores.[Yang Qi!] Xia Ning Chang realized, the energy Yang Kai had previously absorbed was Yuan Qi, and this time it was Yang Yuan Qi. Although it could still be considered Yuan Qi, it was energy with a single attribute.
Only after this Yang Yuan Qi had been completely absorbed by Yang Kai, did the commotion cease.
“Not bad.” The Sect Master lightly smiled and snapped his fingers to remove the barrier he had erected. In a split second his figure had disappeared leaving only his voice near Xia Ning Chang’s ear, “Please ask if your master is well in my place.”
“Understood!” Xia Ning Chang respectfully replied, before going to investigate the results of Yang Kai’s breakthrough.
With only one look, Xia Ning Chang was stunned.[Initial Element Second Stage!]
She actually thought she had sensed incorrectly, so she checked again and confirmed that Yang Kai really had reached that stage.
His breakthrough this time had not only involved him breaking into a higher realm but also breaking through one of the sub-stages. Was she dreaming?
Xia Ning Chang’s own physique was special and even with her meticulous cultivating and training, when she broke through she didn’t directly break through two stages. So today when she saw Yang Kai in front of her achieve this feat, how could she not be stunned?
Just as she was staring at him flabbergasted, Yang Kai who was sitting down cross-legged suddenly muttered to himself: “So it was like this!”
That being said, the World Qi fluctuations from his body became denser, he broke through to the Initial Element Third Stage!
“Monster!” Xia Ning Chang didn’t know how to react, as she once again felt a blow to her confidence.
After holding her position for a while, and confirming that Yang Kai wouldn’t increase in strength again, Xia Ning Chang finally let loose a sigh of relief, then left sorrowfully.
Yang Kai sat next to Coiling Dragon Stream for the entire night but didn’t cultivate his True Yang Secret Art at all, rather he set about understanding the insights he had gained during his breakthrough.
During his breakthrough, two different types of energy had entered Yang Kai. One was the Yuan Qi, this had not been absorbed into his Dantian. This had been absorbed by his bones, apart from a portion of Yuan Qi used to temper his body.
The second type was the Yang Yuan Qi from within the Coiling Dragon Stream which had fully become his. This energy had condensed into five drops of Yang Liquid and was calmly residing within his Dantian. After thinking for the entire night, Yang Kai had finally achieved a vague understanding.
The Golden Skeleton was able to sense when he sustained injuries or pain and restore his stamina, but this boost required energy to work and energy by nature can’t come from nothingness, so absorbing Yuan Qi was not something hard to comprehend.
The Yuan Qi absorbed by it this time would be given back to him later when he needed the stamina boosts. This was also one of the Golden Skeleton’s profound uses and the reason why it could supplement his stamina when needed during battle.
Yang Kai had also thought that he could only take in Yang type Qi because he was cultivating the True Yang Secret Art. But it looked like now, this theory ought to tested to determine its merit.
If he really could absorb energy that wasn’t Yang attributed, then his training speed would be even faster than before.
That made Yang Kai a bit joyful. Even though the True Yang Secret Art was powerful, it still had limitations. However, if his theory was correct, then he would no longer need to worry about finding adequate training environments.
Breathing out deeply, Yang Kai stood up. Using all of his concentration to sense that he truly had broken through and that he was at the Initial Element Third Stage.
Thinking back to the size of the two energies that had entered his body last night, Yang Kai felt at ease.
With his internal Yuan Qi stabilized, arriving at the Initial Element Stage, even if his Yuan Qi amount was small, this breakthrough was clearly out of the ordinary.
The Yuan Qi in his body had succeeded in increasing his heaven cycle, connecting his heaven and earth bridge and thereby increasing the speed at which his True Yang Secret Art worked.
Not to mention that after reaching this stage, to a certain extent, training was easier. But of course, the prerequisites were that you had a suitable cultivating environment.
Walking back from Coiling Dragon Stream, Yang Kai only felt happiness. With a new realm increase, his view on the world had changed a bit, resulting in his eyes becoming a bit clearer.
In a fifty-foot radius, he could even sense a person’s breathing.
Just as he was walking to his wooden hut, Yang Kai suddenly heard a familiar cry of agony. Stopping in his tracks, Yang Kai went to listen but couldn’t resist the urge to laugh.
How could Su Mu be beaten by someone again?
But this was inside the Main Gate’s territory. So if he was being beaten by someone, it was probably because of a duel. If he couldn’t match up with others, then he couldn’t blame anyone but himself.
No matter what, Yang Kai decided to go over and see what was going on.
Inside High Heaven Pavilion, as soon as people started to duel, any place could become a battlefield. The distance from where Su Mu was getting beaten up and where Yang Kai was actually wasn’t that far, and you only needed to walk a short distance before arriving.
Over there, quite a number of people were spectating and as Yang Kai swept his eyes over the scene, he clearly saw two main groups of people. About ten feet away from where he was standing were the familiar Li Yun Tian and Zhao Hu and assorted other underlings. But their expressions were full of wrath as they confronted the people opposite them.[This doesn’t seem quite right…] As Yang Kai watched his eyebrows furrowed. The comparing of notes between the Sect Disciples, no matter who lost or won, it wouldn’t escalate to such a degree. Li Yun Tian and the others clearly looked like they were feeling indignant at some injustice and like they wanted to start a gang war.
Erza: I’m back! I’m back! I’m back! Ahaha, that little spoiler I revealed accidentally and that long break probably left u guys wondering right? Wellll, I’m not telling you anything so you guys can just wait for the story to unfold at the usual xianxia snail pace. And since Joseph G. was very generous again, this is a sponsored chapter. I want to clear the queue quickly, so I don’t feel guilty. So please thank him well and see you guys tomorrow. I don’t have anything going on, I should be able to bust out 2 chapters, no promises though, I don’t want to break anything.