2036 The Nine Primordial Tribulations Physique, Chu Kuangren’s Trial, Are You Willing to Let Go of Your Obsessions?
“The Taiyuan Forefather… is dead.”
The young woman in black robes looked dazed when she saw the scene.
Was her greatest enemy dead just like that?
Chu Kuangren had killed him without any effort!
The other cultivators also looked astonished.
It was their first time seeing a Primordial killed by a cultivator beneath his level!
“By the heavens, this is just too frightening.”
“Who the hell is this person? Why don’t we have any intel on him? It’s like he just appeared out of nowhere.”
“Could he be an elite from another universe?”
Rumor had it that within the Infiniverse, individuals known as Transcendentalists existed. Those beings possessed the ability to move between universes, traveling across the Infiniverse.
Despite that, how could a cultivator below an Embodier’s level achieve such a thing?
Everyone was puzzled.
Meanwhile, Chu Kuangren had already grabbed the Chaos Flower and left.
“I must become a powerful elite like him!”
The young black-robed woman, Lan, thought as she watched Chu Kuangren leave.
Amidst the crowd, someone stared at Lan with a strange look in his eyes.
After killing the Taiyuan Forefather, Chu Kuangren left the Chaos with the Chaos Flower in his possession. Seeing that there were only a few days left for Lil Ai to finish absorbing all the knowledge in this universe, he decided to find somewhere to stay before it was time for him to leave.
On an unnamed ancient planet somewhere, Chu Kuangren was sitting with his legs crossed.
“Congratulations, Host! You have received a Transcendent-tier reward, the Nine Primordial Tribulations Physique!”
‘A Transcendent-tier reward.’
Chu Kuangren was surprised.
At his current level, many of the rewards he received were of little use to him. The treasures and items he had received throughout the years were piled up in mountains inside his inventory.
However, only a handful of them were truly useful to him.
He would rarely receive a Transcendent-tier reward like that from the Fantasy Roulette when those rewards were currently the ones that benefited him the most.
He looked at the description of the Nine Primordial Tribulations Physique.
It was a Great Dao-level technique specifically used to improve one’s physical strength.
That technique required tremendous amounts of resources to strengthen one’s physical body. Normally, cultivators wishing to ascend to the Primordial Realm would have to survive the Primordial Tribulation.
As the name implied, the Nine Primordial Tribulations Physique was a technique that enabled the user to forge their Primordial physical body by using the Primordial Tribulation.
If the user wished to fully master that technique, they would have to undergo nine Primordial Tribulations in total.
Hence, it was an incredibly powerful technique. Once the user had undergone all nine Primordial tribulations, they could easily kill a Primordial Mystic Nine Realm using raw physical strength alone.
“Now, this is not bad.”
Chu Kuangren was pretty satisfied.
Just when he was about to cultivate the Nine Primordial Tribulation Physique, Chu Kuangren suddenly sensed an energy fluctuation coming from afar.
He mobilized his Immortal Consciousness, only to notice a young black-robed woman surrounded and attacked.
“Oh, it’s her,” Chu Kuangren mumbled.
That young woman was Lan, the one he saved back then.
“Interesting. To think our paths have crossed again. Is this what they call fate?”
Chu Kuangren chuckled.
Then, he released a strand of sword qi through the air.
Far away, Lan was engaged in battle with a group of cultivators.
Most of those cultivators were as powerful or, if not, stronger than her, and there were a few Arch Gilded Immortals among them. As a Gilded Immortal, it was no surprise that she fell into a disadvantage not long after.
Even by using various techniques and items, she could barely hold on.
“No, I cannot die!”
“Although the Taiyuan Forefather is dead, the Taiyuan Holy Ground still exists. I will not back down until I destroy them for annihilating the Yao Tribe!”
By then, Lan was riddled with injuries all over her body. Blood was flowing from her wounds as she glared at her assailants with a frosty gaze.
Everyone could not help but feel chills running down their spine.
However, the leader of the attackers snorted coldly. “The fact that you, a mere Gilded Immortal, can hold your own for so long is quite surprising. But isn’t this expected for the one who possesses the Honorable Supreme Origin Spirit Physique?”
“Alas, your end has now arrived!”
He then gathered the others and was about to unleash a final attack on Lan when a sword ray suddenly shot in from the distance.
Wherever it went, the void cracked while the planets crumbled!
The cultivators attacking Lan did not even have the time to react before the barrage of sword qi enveloped them. That attack instantly reduced them to nothing.
Lan looked at the sword qi with delight. “It’s my rescuer!”
She looked around her surroundings but still could not spot Chu Kuangren. Hence, she traveled toward the source of the sword qi, where she eventually spotted a figure in white in the distance.
That figure in white robes had his back facing her.
The aura around him was ethereal and otherworldly.
Lan immediately knew that the person was her rescuer, so she quickly dashed toward Chu Kuangren.
Sensing her approaching, Chu Kuangren made a sword hand sign, setting up layers upon layers of enchanted barriers between them to prevent her from getting any closer.
Lan, who had been stopped, looked at the enchanted barriers created by Chu Kuangren and pondered. “My rescuer just saved me for a second time, yet why did he place all these barriers to stop me from getting any closer? Does he not want to see me?”
“No. If my rescuer didn’t want to see me, he wouldn’t have saved me just now, let alone place so many enchanted barriers. He’s… testing me!”
With that, Lan entered the enchanted barrier with determination.
In a blink of an eye, the scene before her eyes changed.
She was plunged into an illusory realm the next instant. Now, a mountain made from countless razor-sharp swords stood before her, and Chu Kuangren was sitting cross-legged on that mountain’s peak.
Without hesitating, Lan walked toward that mountain of swords.
As the countless sharp edges cut into her flesh, the intense pain made her frown.
Even so, that did not stop her.
With her cultivation suppressed, she was no different from an ordinary human. She continued climbing the mountain of swords, stumbling along the way, and forcing herself back on her feet. Despite the numerous cuts she suffered, she remained as determined as she was in the beginning.
Soon, that young woman’s body was dripping with blood.
However, when she was at the mountain peak, Chu Kuangren’s figure immediately disappeared, and the scenery before her changed again.
The mountain of swords had disappeared.
Taking its place was an ocean of flames instead.
Chu Kuangren was now standing at the end of the ocean of flames, looking at her calmly.
“So what if I have to go through a mountain of swords or an ocean of flames? Compared to the pain and sorrow I felt from the destruction of my tribe, this is nothing!”
Lan stepped into that ocean of flames without second thoughts.
The ocean of flames burned and scorched her skin, revealing her flesh. It was a gruesome sight.
Chu Kuangren looked impressed as he watched Lan persevering through the torments of his illusory realms. “Show me how far you can go.”
“Master, I have absorbed all of this universe’s knowledge,” Lil Ai reported.
Chu Kuangren nodded. “Hold on a minute. I just discovered an interesting little fellow. Let’s wait for a few more days before we leave.”
Inside the illusory realm, Lan was now moving forward slowly inside a blizzard.
Above the mountain peak in the distance, the white-robed figure was still standing there, within her sight.
For the past few days, she had been chasing after Chu Kuangren.
However, whenever she got close to reaching him, the scenery before her would unfold into a new illusory realm. Although it was an illusory realm, the illusions were vivid and real. It made it difficult for her to differentiate real from fake.
At that point, she had been through dozens of different illusory realms.
Besides mountains of swords, oceans of flames, and hellish landscapes, some illusions even symbolized the temptation of wealth, liquor, lust, and many more.
No matter how many illusory realms she went through, Chu Kuangren would always be too far beyond her reach.
“I will never give up. I will meet you, my rescuer,” Lan mumbled.
Just then, all the illusions around her disappeared.
This time, she was standing amongst countless clouds of mists, from which Chu Kuangren’s voice came. “Why do you want to see me?”
“I don’t know, but seeing that you’ve saved me twice, I think I should thank you personally, my rescuer. And seeing that you’ve created all these illusions to test me, I do not wish for you to look down on me or think of me as someone who gives up easily,” Lan said.
“You are just a fledgling, yet the sturdiness of your Daoist core is impressive and unparalleled in this universe. Seeing that we have met several times, this can be considered fate. Now, would you like to be my disciple?”
“Yes, of course!”
Lan immediately jumped with joy and knelt on the ground.
“Now, don’t be happy so soon. I noticed that you’re still bound by obsession and consumed by hatred. If you wish to be my disciple, you must maintain a pure Daoist core, untainted by worldly desires. If you can let go of the obsessions in your heart, you will be able to see me and become my disciple.”
Lan was shocked when she heard Chu Kuangren’s words.
‘Let go of my worldly desires?’
‘How could I? Doesn’t he know what obsession I’m bound by?’
‘My obsession is fueled by hatred of the Yao Tribe’s destruction!’
However, Chu Kuangren wanted her to let go of her obsessions now!
“Now, tell me. Are you willing to let go of your obsessions?”