I Have Countless Clones - Chapter 332
A novel by the same Author of Reaper of the Drifting Moon and the same universe:
Chapter 332: Star Sword Pill (2)
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Just from the first half of the sentence, the Star Sword Pill seemed to be very precious. After all, even the Sect Master and Elders used it.
But if it was really precious, why could ordinary disciples use it?
Fortunately, Xia Mengran then explained,
“The Star Sword Pill is filled with spiritual essence and contains a trace of spirituality. Only Reverse Elixir Stage experts can refine it. Its quality is superb!
“What’s even rarer and more precious is that when all the Star Sword Pills are first refined, they are all in a natural state of spiritual purity. They only need to be refined with blood essence and placed in the chest aperture every day to be nourished. As time passes, they can advance to a higher level as the owner’s cultivation level increases. There’s also a considerable chance that they can nurture spirituality and give birth to a sword spirit. When that happens, they’ll be a powerful true weapon!”
That was to say, it was a sword pill with growth potential!
Lin Shen’s eyes lit up.
No wonder Xia Mengran was so enthusiastic about the Star Sword Pill.
It was simply a Dharma treasure that all sword cultivators dreamed of!
The sword pill was extremely important to sword cultivators. It had to be refined to become one with the mind before it could be used to kill enemies.
The longer it was refined, the deeper the connection between the sword pill and the sword cultivator’s mind, and the stronger the control.
Therefore, it was taboo for sword cultivators to change their sword pills midway.
Every time one changed the sword pill, they had to refine it again. Not only did it consume a lot of time and energy, but it also weakened their strength.
If there was a Dharma treasure like the Star Sword Pill that could accompany sword cultivators in the battle for their entire lives, which sword cultivator wouldn’t want it?
The pill might probably be a little weak in the beginning, but it could continuously grow stronger as the cultivation of a sword cultivator increased. It even had the potential to become a spirit weapon or even a true weapon. That was incredible!
“The Shan family has been working on Gale Island for a long time and has spent a lot of manpower and resources to build the spirit herb garden. Those old fellows of the Shan family will definitely not sit back and watch the island fall into Junior Brother Lin’s hands. It won’t be long before they send people to beg Junior Brother Lin to give back Gale Island!
“At that time, you can take the opportunity to ask for the Star Sword Pill!” Xia Mengran looked at Lin Shen and smiled.
Lin Shen was enlightened. That was a good idea.
Immediately, he became excited.
He had already obtained the Dark North Sword Scripture. Now, he only needed a sword pill to start cultivating the flying sword technique.
He wasn’t far from achieving his goal of becoming a sword cultivator!
“In that case, go ahead,” Yu Siyu said calmly.
Unless the Shan Family’s Head or Elders took action, it wouldn’t be appropriate for her to interfere in the battle between the juniors.
However, that rule applied both ways. With her around, the Shan family could forget about bullying the weak.
Whether he could obtain the Star Sword Pill depended on Lin Shen’s performance.
With a way to obtain a good sword pill, Lin Shen left the Fallen Sword Peak in satisfaction.
After he left, Xia Mengran asked Yu Siyu, “Master, the Three Sect Competition is in half a year. Can Junior Brother Lin participate?”
Yu Siyu’s eyes flickered as she shook her head.
“In the last Three Sect Competition, our sect was ranked last. This time, the quota was reduced to only five people. Based on the experience of the previous years, those who were chosen to participate in the Three Sect Competition were basically cultivators who had condensed the seed of Mystic Light. Although Lin Shen’s talent is outstanding, the hope of reaching this level in half a year is still a little slim.”
At this point, Yu Siyu glanced at Xia Mengran.
“You’re about to break through?”
“I’ll be able to condense Mystic Light in three to four months at most!”
Yu Siyu nodded slightly. There was a hint of relief in her eyes.
As Xia Mengran’s master, she was naturally very gratified that her disciple could reach the Mystic Light Stage before the age of 30.
However, the condition for participating in the Three Sect Competition was that one had to be a Spirit Nurturing Stage cultivator master.
As a result, Xia Mengran lost the qualifications to participate in the competition. This meant that the master-disciple lineage had lost a candidate who was qualified to participate in the competition.
Perhaps this spot would fall into the hands of influential families.
“What a pity. If the Three Sect Competition could be postponed for a year or two, Junior Brother Lin would definitely be able to occupy a spot. He might even be able to help the sect win!” Xia Mengran looked regretful.
Lin Shen didn’t know that his master and Senior Sister were discussing him.
After returning to Goldstream Isle, he summoned his clones to continue cultivating.
He had yet to obtain the sword pill and couldn’t cultivate the Dark North Sword Scripture. Currently, his focus was still on the Supreme Secret Technique, the Golden Wheel Lightning Tome, and the Nether Yin Heavy Water.
After cultivating in seclusion for five days, Lin Shen left Goldstream Isle and rode the Cloud Vessel to Gale Island.
Gale Island was about 400 km away from Goldstream Isle. Although the spiritual essence on the island wasn’t as abundant as on Goldstream Isle, it was still rather rich.
Moreover, there were many spiritual sand mines on the island, which were rich in metal spiritual essence.
There was also a ten-thousand-year-old spiritual tree in the dense forest on the north side of the island. It breathed in and out spiritual essence day and night, releasing rich wood-element spiritual essence.
With the spirit wood as the center, the vitality within a radius of a few kilometers surged. It was a treasure land for the growth of spirit herbs.
After the Shan family took Gale Island, they invested a large amount of resources and relied on the spirit wood to build a large spirit herb garden. Every year, they could provide the family with a vast amount of rare herbs.
The Cloud Vessel quickly arrived at Gale Island.
After getting off the boat, Lin Shen looked around and nodded to himself.
He wouldn’t mind cultivating here if there weren’t metal spiritual essence in Goldstream Isle. Moreover, he didn’t cultivate any wood-type cultivation techniques.
As the Cloud Vessel appeared, the people on the island quickly sensed Lin Shen’s arrival.
In the end, they didn’t dare to violate the sect rules. After a moment of stalemate, they obediently opened the restriction.
Lin Shen didn’t stand on ceremony and directly entered the island.
In front of the cave abode in the center of the island, hundreds of maids and servants had already lined up, waiting for the new owner’s inspection and orders.
Under such circumstances, the four or five people standing at the side seemed out of place.
Their gazes were fixed on Lin Shen, who had descended from the sky, and their eyes were filled with undisguised hostility.
Lin Shen didn’t care at all. He landed in front of everyone and stood with his hands behind his back.
“Where’s Gale Island’s token?”
An old man standing at the front stepped forward respectfully and handed over a token with both hands.
“Everything on the island is still the same as before. Nothing has been touched, and all the servants are here.”
Lin Shen took the token and scanned the old man with his spiritual consciousness. He quickly saw his true form.
It was a tree spirit in human form.
However, his cultivation level wasn’t high. He was only at the Bright Aperture Stage. Clearly, he had taken a manifestation pill and forcefully transformed into a human.
The other maids and servants were all from demon races too.
In fact, this was the norm in the three great sects.
Dragonside City was adjacent to the Dragon Abyss Mountain Range and fought with the demons all year round. Every year, they would capture a large number of demons.
Apart from some unruly ones, most demons would surrender after falling into the hands of the three sects. In order to survive, they would sign a soul contract, consume a manifestation pill, and become the demon servants of the three sects.
Those with poor aptitude would be assigned to work in the mines or herb gardens.
Those with good aptitude would be assigned to various Cave Abodes to be maid and servants.
The latter was a better choice.
If the demons served the cultivators well, they might be rewarded by the owner of the Cave Abode with spirit pills to increase his cultivation level or even get rid of their status as a servant.
To these demon servants, it didn’t matter who the owner of the Cave Abode was.
What they needed to do was to serve him with all their heart and do their job well.
“Everything will remain as before.”
Lin Shen said calmly. As soon as he finished speaking, he turned around and was about to leave without even looking at the people standing on the side
Seeing this, the few of them finally couldn’t take it anymore. The leader stepped out of the crowd and shouted angrily,
“Lin Shen, don’t think that you can be smug just because you defeated Shan Wenqi. Our Shan family has many experts who are more powerful than Shan Wenqi!”
Lin Shen paused, turned around, and glanced at them indifferently. He sneered.
“But it certainly doesn’t include you, does it?”
Those people’s faces instantly turned red as they glared at Lin Shen, but they couldn’t say anything to refute him.
Lin Shen sneered and had no intention of talking nonsense with them. He turned around and left.
These few people were obviously not direct descendants of the Shan family.
As long as the Shan family wasn’t stupid, they would know that this wasn’t a good time to enrage Lin Shen. Why would they send a few clansmen to threaten him?
These guys probably came here on their own initiative.
And things were just as Lin Shen had expected. It wasn’t until three days after he returned to Goldstream Isle that the person sent by the Shan family finally came to seek an audience..