Chapter 1860: Heaven Stream Fist
By the time Zhang Ruochen walked out of the chamber, the Dizu Crown Prince and the others had already left.
A faint fragrance flew over, and Li Miaohan’s picturesque figure appeared before him and asked. “Will Young Master Ruochen be leaving the Nine Carols Star or staying behind to look for opportunities?”
“With a powerful foe like the Blood Wasp Ashuran King coming to Luoshui, how can I leave now?”
After a pause, Zhang Ruochen asked. “What sort of opportunities are there in the Nine Carols Star?”
Many cultivators have come to the Nine Carols Star, and naturally, that meant the opportunities on the planet were now opened to the outside world.
Li Miaohan said with a smile. “If you are talking about opportunities, actually, the outsiders will never get them.”
As the two talked, they walked toward the first divine river.
“In a sense, the Nine Carols Star is a planet of enlightenment. Just like a Divine Planet, it could quickly help cultivators comprehend the Saint Path Precepts, and allow their cultivation to progress by leaps and bounds. Of course, the Nine Carols Star is even stronger than a Divine Planet.”
The Divine Planets that Li Miaohan mentioned were ones that existed when the gods were still alive. They could brighten the stars and have such a cultivation environment.
For example, the seven Divine Planets that Awesome, the Little Taoist controlled were left behind by the ancient gods.
The ancient gods had long fallen, and they were naturally unable to help the cultivators with their enlightenment.
As the two spoke, they came to the first divine river.
A pair of bright wings appeared on Li Miaohan’s back, as she flew above the azure divine river.
Here, the waters were as calm as a still lake.
Li Miaohan seemed to be standing over a huge jade mirror. As her abilities were roused within her body, a spirit bead appeared from her abdomen, exuding a dazzling brilliance.
“That’s… a Swordsphere.”
Zhang Ruochen was slightly surprised.
Not every sword cultivator cultivated the Wordless Sword Enchiridion, and clearly, Li Miaohan had cultivated a different sword path that could produce a Swordsphere.”
To her, the importance of the Swordsphere was no less than her Saint Source.
The Saint Meridians and Veins in Li Miaohan’s body were like sacred rivers, all converging at her abdomen and constantly purifying the Swordsphere.
The techniques that Li Miaohan practiced were in combination with her sword path.
As her techniques ran faster and faster, Zhang Ruochen could keen perceive that the Precepts of Heaven and Earth were all quickly converging toward her. Some passed through her, some staying in her body, and were converted into Saint Path Precepts.
Zhang Ruochen thought for a moment and activated the Scripture of Emperor Ming’s Empyrean.
But, the speed of his enlightenment did not increase by much, and it seemed to be of little use.
A quarter of an hour later. Li Miaohan stopped and returned to the shore with a smile. “The techniques that Young Master Ruochen cultivates should be very powerful, but it will not be of much use at the Nine Carols Star.”
“How come?” Zhang Ruochen asked.
Li Miaohan said, “The Nine Carols Star is an ancestral relic left behind by one of the ancestors of the Tianchu Civilization. Only the techniques of the Tianchu Civilization could conform to the Precepts of Heaven and Earth here. The higher the degree of conformity, the faster the speed of enlightenment while cultivating in the divine river.”
“Assume the Saint Path as a fruit hanging up high. Then, the techniques and abilities of Tianchu Civilization are the tools to pick the fruit. The better the tools, the faster you’ll be able to pick more fruits.”
“Without the techniques and abilities of the Tianchu Civilization, means one is without a tool, and could only stand on the ground and sigh.”
“Just now, in just a quarter of an hour, the number of Saint Path Precepts I’ve managed to comprehend was six hundred. Such a speed is difficult to achieve in the Fane of Truth. Of course, that’s because the Fane of Truth is mainly to help cultivators comprehend the Path of Truth.”
Zhang Ruochen recalled the Luoshui Fist he had practiced at the third divine river. In just half a joss stick’s burning time, he had cultivated more than a thousand Saint Path Precepts.”
The Luoshui Fist was most likely a top Saint Technique of the Tianchu Civilization.
And Luo Xu’s opportunity may have been obtained at the Nine Carols Star.
Li Miaohan said, “If Young Master Ruochen wants to enlighten the path, I can teach you a Saint Technique of the Tianchu Civilization. As long as you cultivate that technique to full completion, you will be able to conform to the Precepts of Heaven and Earth of the Nine Carols Star, and the speed of your enlightenment will definitely increase.”
“You’re not afraid of being admonished by your Master by teaching me a Saint Technique of the Tianchu Civilization?” Zhang Ruochen asked.
Li Miaohan replied with a smile. “As long it’s not those top-tier techniques, even if the Saint Techniques of the Tianchu Civilization isn’t propagated to outsiders, the Supreme Saints of the other realms could still analyze it. So It’s not really a secret. As for the top-tier techniques, I can’t teach you even if I wanted to!”
“I’m actually practicing a fist technique, that is possibly a Saint Technique of the Tianchu Civilization.”
Zhang Ruochen wanted to learn more about the Luoshui Fist through Li Miaohan.
Currently, he had only practiced the Luoshui Fist until the tenth level and was equivalent to an intermediate-level Saint Technique. Perhaps only the Tianchu Civilization had the cultivation method of the eleventh level.
Zhang Ruochen and Li Miaohan came to the third divine river.
Stepping into the river, Zhang Ruochen could faintly feel the Precepts of Heaven and Earth, as he slowly practiced the Luoshui Fist.
They came to the third divine river because Li Miaohan told him that the Precepts of Heaven and Earth in each divine river were not the same, and was not compatible with any techniques or Saint Arts.
In the beginning, Li Miaohan thought that even if Zhang Ruochen had cultivated a technique of the Tianchu Civilization, it must have been an ordinary low-level technique.
However, after Zhang Ruochen displayed the Luoshui Fist, she appeared more and more surprised.
Although Zhang Ruochen’s punches were slow, the resulting momentum was getting greater and greater. The mist over the divine river got thicker and thicker, transforming into a python, a dragon, a war beast as they ran around Zhang Ruochen.
Zhang Ruochen’s condition got better and better, as the veins and meridians in his body were like a rapidly flowing river.
A very mysterious state appeared out of thin air, and at this moment, Zhang Ruochen actually learned the cultivation technique of the eleventh level of the Luoshui Fist.
However, the cultivation technique of the eleventh level was extremely mysterious and was not something he could comprehend in a moment’s time.
Almost instantly, Zhang Ruochen returned to reality. As he opened his eyes, he found that he was still standing on the surface of the third divine river, and the Saint Path Precepts in his body had increased by nearly ten thousand.
However, what he did not understand was that when he continued practicing the Luoshui Fist, he could no longer find conformity with the Precepts of Heaven and Earth.
“Why did that happen?” Zhang Ruochen said to himself.
Li Miaohan said, “It’s because you have already practiced for six hours.”
“What do you mean, Zhang Ruochen asked.
Li Miao sighed. “While the enlightenment environment of the Nine Carols Star is far beyond other places. However, ordinary cultivators can only do it for two hours. Any more than that, the speed of enlightenment will decrease sharply.”
“Only Master and I can do it for six hours a day. Unexpectedly, you, a cultivator not of the Tianchu Civilization could also practice for six hours.”
Zhang Ruochen smiled and said. “Perhaps because I have a bond with this place.”
In fact, earlier on, Zhang Ruochen had been practicing for half a joss stick’s time on the third divine river. So the length of time of his enlightenment was slightly longer than that of Li Miaohan and Fairy Tianchu.
Suddenly, Li Miaohan called out Zhang Ruochen’s name, as she asked with a serious look. “Where did you learn the Heaven Stream Fist?”
“Heaven Stream Fist… Miss Miaohan, you’re referring to the Luoshui Fist?” Zhang Ruochen replied.
Li Miaohan continued. “The Heaven Stream Fist is a top-tier fist technique cultivated by Lord Luoshen at the Heaven Stream. He has used the Heaven Stream Fist to kill a demon god from the Infernal Court before. It’s one of the ultimate techniques of the Tianchu Civilization and has never been passed on to outsiders.”
“Furthermore, the cultivation of the Heaven Stream Fist is extremely difficult. Of all beings beneath a Supreme Saint of the Tianchu Civilization, only Master has successfully cultivated it.”
“Is it that difficult? I think it’s rather easy to cultivate.”
Zhang Ruochen had never run into any difficulties while cultivating the Luoshui Fist, and everything was done in one go.
Li Miaohan frowned deeply and felt that Zhang Ruochen was a freak. How was the Heaven Stream Fist easy to cultivate. She had spent a lot of time and energy in the past, and could not even get past the elementary stage.
Zhang Ruochen did not want to be misunderstood, so he told the story of how he came to cultivate the Luoshui Fist.
Li Miaohan did not doubt Zhang Ruochen because the Tianchu Civilization had long been in contact with Luo Xu.
It even suspected that Luo Xu was the scion of Luoshen and had gotten part of Luoshen’s legacy.
“I’ve seen Luo Xu practiced the Heaven Stream Fist before, and yours does not seem to be beneath him. Amazing, how is that possible? You know, for Luo Xu to have such a high level of accomplishment, that’s because…”
Li Miaohan shook her head, and could not understand why. In the end, she could only think that Zhang Ruochen’s comprehension ability was just too terrifying.
Zhang Ruochen’s spiritual power tingled, and he looked toward the south.
He only saw the silhouette of several people flying over and landed by the banks of the third divine river. All of them exuded a powerful Saint Aura, as Saint Light flowed around their body.
The person leading the group was the Dizu Crown Prince.
The Dizu Crown Prince smiled as he folded his hand and saluted Li Miaohan, before turning his eyes to Zhang Ruochen, and asked with a look of surprise. “How may I address you, sir?”
“My brother, Li Ruohan,” Li Miaohan said.
The Dizu Crown Prince smiled and said. “So it’s brother Ruohan.”
Behind the Dizu Crown Prince, a red-haired, and golden browed cultivator walked out and said. “Earlier, Brother Ruohan, you have blocked Crone Qushan’s Optical Spike with just a palm. I am quite impressed by your cultivation. Since we have the chance to meet here, I don’t know if brother Ruohan can teach me a few things?”
Li Miaohan saw that the Dizu Crown Prince and the rest came with ill-intentions, and hurriedly said. “Xian Gongming of the Shentian Sect is a distinguished elite and a high disciple of the Shentian Sect Master, how would my brother dare to fight with you?”
“As my little sister said.”
Zhang Ruochen did not want to court trouble, as he smiled and nodded.
He was secretly impressed by Li Miaohan, as she had put a tag of “distinguished elite” on Xian Gongming beforehand.
If Xian Gongming insisted, it would be fine if he won, but if he lost, his reputation would be in tatters.
Naturally, since that person was a Gongming of the Shentian Sect, his combat power was considerable.
Xian Gongming said, “You don’t have to be humble. Even Crone Qushan said that he was a first-rate elite, and that means he is qualified to fight against me.”
Zhang Ruochen smiled faintly. “Xian Gongming’s cultivation is great, and the Nine Carols Star is too small. If you make a move, you will definitely cause the realm to shudder. If you were to startle the Fairy, you might court her anger.”
“Then let us head out and fight outside the Nine Carols Star.” Xian Gongming said.
It seems like this battle was unavoidable.
Zhang Ruochen pondered about it, as he said, “Since Xian Gongming insists on competing. To preserve harmony, how about we release our Saint Aspects to fight?”
“This Li Ruohan is looking to humiliate himself. Doesn’t he know that Saint Aspects are my specialty? Heh.” Xian Gongming smiled to himself.
Xian Gongming immediately said. “All right, we shall fight with our Saint Aspects. But a mere duel is rather dull don’t you think? How about we add a wager to it?”