Chapter 141 - 141 The Difference Between the Immortal Sects in the Upper Realm (Part 2)
Chapter 141 - 141 The Difference Between the Immortal Sects in the Upper Realm (Part 2)
141 The Difference Between the Immortal Sects in the Upper Realm (Part 2)
With a gentle wave of his hand, the array formation was activated. Fang Jinyu nodded and said, “You can speak now, Ah Lan.”
It was the secret code they had agreed on in advance.
Shi Wushuang’s eyes widened, and she asked, “Uncle Wuyi, how can I cultivate when I don’t have spiritual roots?” Although she was only three years old, she was exceptionally intelligent because she was the daughter of a cultivator. Moreover, her father, Yin Wujiu, might have paid an unknown price to make her smart and her mind comparable to that of an eleven or twelve-year-old.
“Don’t worry, I’m a professional in this.” Fang Jinyu immediately promised the little girl to prevent her from asking a hundred thousand questions.
Shi Wushuang was instantly overjoyed, but she wasn’t too shocked by this. After all, although she was intelligent, she still didn’t know what it meant for a mortal without spiritual roots to have a spiritual root.
As a Holy Alchemist, although it was Fang Jinyu’s first time encountering the Cloudy Jellyfish Grass, he already knew how to use it after observing it for a while.
Therefore, without much effort, when a drop of blood from Fang Jinyu’s fingertip was reflected on the little girl’s smooth forehead, a rather strange single-attribute spiritual root was born.
[Spiritual Root Aptitude: C-.]
It was within expectations. After all, it was too difficult to get a C.
[Spiritual Root attribute: Lightning]
It was probably the strangest and rarest Tianling spiritual root.
Although it was a single-attribute spiritual root, its aptitude was ridiculously poor. Her spiritual root was even worse than a cultivator with four-attribute spiritual roots.
“In the end, the attributes of my spiritual roots have affected her” Fang Jinyu wiped away the drop of blood on Shi Wushuang’s forehead. He was just testing it out. Afterward, he smiled and said, “Close your eyes and try to sense the spiritual energy.”
When the little girl heard it, she quickly closed her eyes and did as she was told.
One couldn’t sense the spiritual energy if they didn’t have spiritual roots. It could be said to have eliminated the possibility of cultivating.
That was why it was so important to have spiritual roots.
After a while, Shi Wushuang opened her eyes. Fang Jinyu saw that the little girl was exceptionally excited. Her eyes seemed to be shining.
Shi Wushuang looked at Fang Jinyu and asked softly, “Uncle Wuyi, is that circle around you your spiritual energy?”
Fang Jinyu nodded. Although he had suppressed his cultivation base until the Foundation Establishment stage, it was already enough to affect the surrounding spiritual energy.
Fang Jinyu could make the spiritual energy approach him, but that was all. It didn’t help much in improving his cultivation efficiency.
However, it was only for the upper realm.
If Fang Jinyu was in the Nine Desolations, then with the same cultivation talent, after breaking through to the Foundation Establishment stage, his cultivation efficiency would be much higher than when he was in the Qi Condensation stage.
In the end, it was still the problem of the concentration of spiritual energy.
The spiritual energy in the upper realm was too thin. Even the spiritual energy in the immortal city outside the Shenhua Sect was less than one-third of that in Yuan City outside the Tianling Sect!
Yuan City was a place where immortals and mortals lived together!
Fang Jinyu couldn’t help but recall the words of the person who had “banished” himthose greedy bastards from the upper realm.
Fang Jinyu vaguely felt that there might be a reason for the upper realm’s “greed.”
The next day, Fang Jinyu carried the little girl and sent her to the Shenhua Sect.
As she had been picked up by Fang Jinyu a few times, and had seen Qing Fu being picked up in the same way, Shi Wushuang didn’t object to it. She even thought that it was normal.
The journey was smooth. After the two maids brought Shi Wushuang back, they also looked slightly relieved.
However, just as Fang Jinyu was about to leave, an accident happened.
An hour later, Fang Jinyu became an inner disciple of the Shenhua Sect.
In the Shenhua Sect, one’s status was determined by cultivation.
Qi Condensation stage cultivators could only become outer disciples.
Foundation Establishment stage cultivators could be promoted to become inner disciples.
Core Formation stage cultivators could increase their status and directly become legacy disciples.
When one broke through the Nascent Soul stage, one would no longer be a disciple. They could become one of the sect’s elders and hold great power.
After receiving his new identity plaque, Fang Jinyu had a strange expression on his face. It was because when he previously planned to leave, he happened to meet a Nascent Soul stage elder who had returned from outside. After he sized up Fang Jinyu, he asked if he would mind being the sect’s good-looking disciple. If he didn’t mind, he could join the sect.
Fang Jinyu naturally couldn’t refuse.
After all, the Shenhua Sect had something that he dreamed of!
“I didn’t expect that there would be a day I could rely on my appearance to make a living.” However, at this moment, no matter how Fang Jinyu thought about it, his mind was still filled with a lingering sense of humor.
Fang Jinyu was indeed a little more handsome today than yesterday. After all, he once received a boost in his appearance from the system. However, the effect didn’t have to be so ridiculous, right?
To be honest, Fang Jinyu didn’t care about his face.
It was because compared to his face, Fang Jinyu undoubtedly valued his cultivation more!
“Junior Brother Wuyi, please follow me. I will bring you to the Hall of Rites.” At this moment, the female disciple in charge of the admission procedures smiled at Fang Jinyu.
The female disciple was called Cheng Yao. She was also a Foundation Establishment stage cultivator, but her cultivation base was slightly higher than Fang Jinyu’s. She was a late-stage Foundation Establishment cultivator.
Moreover, she was ranked 9 in the Foundation Establishment stage.
However, at this moment, the inner female disciple named Cheng Yao looked at Fang Jinyu’s face and felt a little nervous and embarrassed. It made her feel like she was back in her teenage years.
“Thank you, Senior Sister Cheng.”
Fang Jinyu collected his thoughts and cupped his fists. His expression was calm and he didn’t seem nervous at all.
After all, he had a Core Formation stage cultivation base.
With Qing Fu’s secret technique, “I’m good at hiding,” he was confident in concealing his true cultivation.
After Qing Fu’s guidance, Fang Jinyu already knew that he could not only use the secret technique to hide his physique but also his cultivation base.
Otherwise, Fang Jinyu wouldn’t dare come to the Shenhua Sect so openly.
After Qing Fu used it, she was confident that she would be able to hide from all senses below the middle-stage Incarnation cultivator. Although Fang Jinyu wasn’t as confident as her, he believed that he could still hide his cultivation base from a Nascent Soul stage cultivator if he didn’t fight with others.
After all, if Fang Jinyu had failed to hide his cultivation base, he would have been exposed when he encountered the Nascent Soul stage cultivator previously.
As for Incarnation stage lord cultivators, they were rarely seen, and even if they did appear, they wouldn’t go to places where inner disciples were.
Moreover, such figures usually went into closed-door cultivation for hundreds of years at a time.
The Shenhua Sect had been developing for tens of thousands of years. Apart from having a large business, they also paid attention to their appearance.
Although cultivators were based on their cultivation base and strength, how could a Qi Condensation stage cultivator sense how strong an Incarnation stage lord cultivator was? They might feel them the same as the Nascent Soul stage, Core Formation stage, or even Foundation Establishment stage cultivators.
However, whether a male cultivator was handsome or not and whether a female cultivator was good-looking or not were the most direct manifestations.
Especially those with good temperaments, if they lined up in a few rows and fought outside, they would give people the feeling that the immortal sect was impressive.
The Shenhua Sect had such an idea. Not only did they search for cultivators with good temperament and good looks, but they also specially built a Hall of Rites.
Cheng Yao introduced the situation to Fang Jinyu, “Junior brother, since the Hall of Rites is special, you only need to pay 20 spirit stones to the sect every year.”
Fang Jinyu asked in surprise, “Isn’t that less than the portion that outer disciples have to pay?”
The recruitment of disciples by the immortal sects of the upper world was very different from that of the Nine Desolations.
The first step to joining the Shenhua Sect for the local cultivators was to give the sect spirit stones. Of course, they paid the spirit stones for something. Outer disciples paid 30 spirit stones a year, but they could receive an elixir suitable for the Qi Condensation stage cultivators every month.
If an outer disciple could reach the Foundation Establishment stage within ten years of joining the sect and had paid spirit stones for five years, they could apply for a “Foundation Establishment Elixir” if they had enough contribution points.
Contribution points were equivalent to the Tianling Sect’s merit points.
However, unlike Tianling Sect’s merit points, contribution points could be obtained as long as one completed a mission in Shenhua Immortal Sect.