Chapter 654: Initiated
Tribulation Lightning was still raining down from the sky.
Qin Xiao Lou was still facing his Tribulation.
The top-secret discussion continued inside Bai Hua hall.
“The Earth sword is about to die, nothing within the infinite worlds will be able to save it. But the Heaven sword is the Earth sword’s twin, only the Heaven Sword will be able to share its Origin with the Earth sword and repair it from the source”
Xie Dao Ling slowly explained.
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t wait and insisted: “Then Shifu, please let me join Barren Cloud Heavenly Palace and take me to the Primordial Heaven realm”
“For now, I cannot” Xie Dao Ling shook her head.
“To enter the Primordial Heaven realm, you will require two things, the first is the sect’s Primordial Heaven realm warp formation, second is the Heavenly Palace’s protection jade disk”
“The former will take you to that world, while the latter will protect your life”
“But now, the last of the Heaven Palace’s protection jade disk’s power was already used up, and it has also been destroyed”
“Shifu, then what now?”
Xie Dao Ling continued to shake her head: “Truthfully, even with the Heavenly Palace’s protection jade disk, it would still be very hard for you to find the Heaven sword”
“Why is that?”
“Because it isn’t inside the Barren Cloud Heavenly Palace, instead it is somewhere else in the Primordial Heaven realm”
Gu Qing Shan was confused: “Then wouldn’t I only need to find it myself when I come to that world?”
“It’s not quite that simple”
Xie Dao Ling looked at her disciple and slowly explained: “The records of the sect have always warned us, the sect master of every generation were forbidden to leave the area of the Barren Cloud Heavenly Palace after they enter the Primordial Heaven realm”
“Because the Primordial Heaven realm is supposedly to be too dangerous, only by using the Heavenly Palace’s protection disk will we be able to barely survive in the Heavenly Palace”
“The only reason why the sect masters travel to the Primordial Heaven realm is to check the sect’s old records and scriptures in order to find the correct path for us to traverse”
“If we were to leave the Heavenly Palace, death would be waiting at every corner”
Gu Qing Shan thought about it and considered something: “The Laws of the cultivation world limits a cultivator’s highest cultivation, so they must not have been as strong as their predecessors, which is why they needed the protection jade disk, right?”
“It’s not as you think, the founding master left a lot of records for us descendants, telling them that only after reaching a certain realm can they leave the Heavenly Palace and freely wander the Primordial Heaven realm”
Xie Dao Ling softly sighed and continued: “In the past, when the Divinities were still resided in the Heaven realm and were still creating the Samsara, they frequently travelled to and from the Human realm”
“As for the Primordial Heaven realm and the Samsara splitting apart, that happened much later, so no one really knows for sure why all the Divinities disappeared”
“The Earth sword was something the founding master happened to obtain. He had specifically reminded us as descendants, to carefully pass it down, up until today”
Gu Qing Shan cut in: “You mean after the Divinities disappeared, the Human realm also lost contact with the Heaven realm?”
“That’s correct. No one knows why exactly our Barren Cloud Heavenly Palace was the only place in the world still capable of travelling to the Primordial Heaven realm”
“Perhaps it was because the founding master was the strongest cultivator at the time that he was able to create the warp formation to travel between the two worlds”
“The founding master left his words that this was to be our sect’s ultimate secret, once it comes to light, unimaginable calamity would befall upon us all”
“Which is why only the masters of each generation were allowed to know about this”
Xie Dao Ling appeared to reminiscing about something before continuing: “But at the peak of prosperity, the only way left to go is down, there is no such thing as an eternally prosperous sect, so as the sect slowly declined, the matter related to me happened and ended up with the sect’s destruction”
“But before the end, the master still bestowed all of the sect’s secrets and inheritance to me”
“Qing Shan, if you haven’t joined any other sect when you can finally go to the Primordial Heaven realm, I will have you join Barren Cloud Heavenly Palace and inherit the position of sect master”
Gu Qing Shan was hesitant: “But the Earth sword is already close to death, when will I be able to go to the Primordial Heaven realm?”
Xie Dao Ling lightly stroked along the Earth sword’s blade as she made a complicated hand seal and infused it with spirit energy.
The hand seal was formed.
Right away, the jade box that contained the Earth sword and itself floated into the air without moving, as if it was solidified in space.
“This is a sealing technique of mine, capable of slowing down the progression of time in a small area”
“This will elongate the Earth sword’s process of breaking, buying enough time to let you grow and become strong enough”
Gu Qing Shan could finally sigh in relief.
Xie Dao Ling continued: “According to the founding master, you have to become strong enough before you attempt to leave Barren Cloud Heavenly Palace and search the Primordial Heaven realm”
She smiled deprecatingly: “In the past, whenever I read the sect’s scriptures, I’ve always assumed the realms mentioned there were nothing but legends”
“Only after I got to know the 900 million World Layers, it was then that I knew the founding master’s words wasn’t a lie”
Gu Qing Shan asked: “Regarding cultivation realms, I only know about the realms that come after Tribulation realm to be Virtualized and Cryptic realm, other than that, I’m not very clear”
“Did they not tell you when you were in the Iron Fist Club?” Xie Dao Ling asked.
Gu Qing Shan sighed: “Kitty only told me the there are too many abilities and ability users within the 900 million World Layers, the only categorization I needed to know was if they were beatable or unbeatable, and only after I can break through the void of space to gaze at other worlds will I be qualified to know the specifics levels of how Combatants are ranked”
“That is indeed for your own good, to prevent you from having unrealistic expectations” Xie Dao Ling continued: “In truth, according to the ancient cultivation world’s standards, the realms and levels of us cultivators are divided very clearly, I will explain”
“Projection, Tribulation, Virtualized, Cryptic, you already know about these four realms——- after these, there are another four realms: Chaotic Star realm, Origin Aspect realm, Radiant Soul realm and Void Beholder realm”
“Chaotic Star realm is 3 times stronger than Cryptic realm and Origin Aspect realm is 12 times stronger than Chaotic Star realm. When you reach Radiant Soul realm, you will be able to break the sky in one strike, becoming a pseudo-initiated according to the 900 million World Layers’ standard, at which point you will be called a Dao Lord”
Gu Qing Shan recalled: “The Dao Lord from the cultivation alliance who died before, he was at Radiant Soul realm?”
“Indeed, he was at Radiant Soul realm, capable of breaking the void of space, but not yet able to gaze upon the true void and see the infinite worlds in front of his eyes”
Gu Qing Shan spoke emotionally: “So even a Dao Lord isn’t considered truly initiated yet?”
“Hm, being able to see the infinite worlds is when you reach Void Beholder realm. Only by reaching Void Beholder realm can you be considered truly initiated and travel as you please among the infinite worlds”
“What about after Void Beholder realm?” Gu Qing Shan curiously asked.
“That is an entirely new world, the main level of power of the 900 million World Layers, but it’s still too soon to talk about that” Xie Dao Ling answered him.
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but recall Iron Fist Barry, using a single strike to break through countless worlds all the way to Angel Port, and the magnificent sight of the infinite worlds showing themselves in the void of space at the time.
He couldn’t help but ask: “Shifu, what realm are you at right now? Are you still far from being a Dao Lord?”
Xie Dao Ling went silent briefly and chuckled.
“In the cultivation alliance, I was still a newcomer who didn’t know much. Not only did I have to fight against the demon army, but I also had to be wary of other people, so I made sure to hide myself as much as possible”
“But they said you were the only person who won a battle during the previous war”
“I had no other choice, at the time, if we didn’t win, we would’ve died”
“Which means… Shifu has been hiding your true strength?”
“Not only that, but I’ve also taken another step forward since then”
Xie Dao Ling raised her slender hand, clenched tight and lightly tapped the void of space.
Divine Skill, [Skyfall]!
This was a soundless unseen strike, the same one as it always had been.
The void of space immediately split in half, like a pair of curtains that were slowly being pulled apart.
This was an unimaginably vast strength, capable of dividing the vast ocean with a flick of a finger.
As the void of space split apart, the images of other worlds overlapped as they appeared above the two of them.
This strike had broken through the restraints of a world’s Law, forcing the worlds inside the void to show up.
Gu Qing Shan could see about 5 to 6 worlds overlapping, neatly lining up one after another.
Even though this wasn’t as strong as Barry’s strike that broke through over a million worlds at once, it was still impressive.
Gu Qing Shan was incredibly shaken, feeling his mouth going dry, unable to say anything but that single word.
Bai Hua Fairy waved her hand.
Right away, the overlapping world images disappeared.
Bai Hua hall returned to normal as if everything they saw just now was only an illusion.
Bai Hua Fairy casually told him: “After fusing 5 worlds together and fighting with the demon army day after day, if I still couldn’t become initiated, I wouldn’t be able to join any battle in the 900 million World Layers from now on”
“Let’s continue with what we were talking about before, Qing Shan, if you want to go to the Primordial Heaven realm and search for the Heaven Sword, you have to quickly raise your cultivation”
“What should I do?”
“Go to the Strife Zones and fight with your life on the line”