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Chapter 8 – Purple Clothed Maiden
“Since young master has already mastered the art of manipulating Yuan Li, young master can now learn a couple of skills for the totem. However, if young master would like to master these skills quickly, it’s best to only pick two or three of them instead of many of them. After all, I can only teach you basic skills for your totem while the Sect can offer you many more skills.” Guan Lao Da suggested.
“Alright. Besides an attack skill, the remaining two skills should be intended to protect my life. How about Yuan Fortress and Lighten?” Liu Ming had obviously considered this before and answered without any hesitation.
TL: These skills have many names – Yuan Fortress, Yuan Block etc.
“Sure. You don’t need to choose for the attack skill since totems usually have the same method of attacking. All you need to do is just concentrate the Yuan Li within you and then have the totem release it. Take my glove totem, the attack that is emitted is a Yuan Li blob. Gu Lao San’s totem. which is a short sword, concentrates Yuan Li into a light blade. As for young master’s Tiger Bite Bracelet, I have not personally witnessed it in action. However, the power is definitely not low. I’ll teach the methods to you later and you can slowly dissect them. If you have anything that you don’t understand, the two of us will be here for you.” Guan Lao Da explained.
“When you fight with someone, no matter what skill you use for your totem, you must record the number of times that you have used a skill. We practitioners cannot compare to Apostles since we have very limited Yuan Li within our bodies. Everytime we use our totem, a huge cost is extracted onto our bodies. Especially for young master who’s a beginner Practitioner, I’m afraid that you can only use your totem three or four times before you run out of Yuan Li. A practitioner without Yuan Li is only slightly stronger than a normal person. Young master must remember that.” Gu Lao San reminded by the side.
“If it’s like that, we Practitioners don’t need a second totem. So strength is not determined by the number of totems that one has.” Liu Ming was somewhat surprised.
“Normally it’s like that. After all, beginner and middle tier Practitioners have limited Yuan Li. They wouldn’t have much use of more totems. However, for high tier Practitioners, it’s different. They have quite a bit more Yuan Li and thus with more totems, they have more options, which in turn leads to them being able to respond to attacks or attack appropriately. However, no matter how many totems he has, he can only use one totem at a time. I heard that the Spirit Apostles and Spirit Masters have some kind of method to use more than one totem but the details aren’t very clear to Practitioners like me and Gu Lao San.” Guan Lao Da said seriously.
“Thanks for the advice, I finally understand a bit more. I will be more careful about these things next time.” Liu Ming cupped his hands and said seriously.
Two months later, on a winding path of a very dark and daunting mountain, Liu Ming’s group was slowing climbing up bit by bit.
This mountain path was abnormally dangerous with bottomless cliffs and precipices on two sides. The path was also very narrow, only one person could pass at a time. Furthermore, the rock steps of stairs were covered with green moss due to no one walking it for years, which made the path even more slippery.
If the three were not Practitioners, who were much more agile than normal people, they would have fallen long ago down the cliffs by the side.
Even like this, Guan Lao Da and Gu Lao San walked with utmost caution while sweat poured down their backs.
However, the young man between the two stayed calm, as if he could not see the dangers in front of him.
While being surprised by the youth’s lack of response, Guan Lao Da and Gu Lao San began to respect his courage.
To Liu Ming, the danger in climbing this mountain was nothing compared to the dangers he experienced on Savage Island.
After climbing for four hours, the three finally reached the top of the huge mountain.
After looking around, all three were dumbstruck.
The top of the mountain was a huge field quite a few acres large, but not even a single human shadow could be found.
“Guan Da, this is right place, where the Sect designated for us to come to, right?” Liu Ming furrowed his brows and asked.
“Young master, this is an extremely important matter. How could I not remember where to go? Maybe the envoy hasn’t come yet.” Guan Lao Da wiped the sweat off of his forehead and bitterly responded.
“How long is it until the deadline that the Sect set?” Liu Ming thought about it for a second before asking again.
“About two days.” This time, it was Gu Lao San who answered.