Lord Xue Ying - Volume 1 - Chapter 11
Book 1: Chapter 11 - Great Strength
’’You, you...’’ Lion Man Tong San looked at the large magic beast's skeleton, and felt that it was unbelievable. ’’Xue Ying, did you cut off and hide the meat? Where did you hide it?’’
Tong San searched every corner of the dining room. He even kneeled on the ground and checked under the table and cabinet.
’’Uncle Tong, I did eat it all.’’ Xue Ying wanted to convince him.
’’You really ate it? It weighed more than 5,000 kilograms. You are just this small and you ate it?’’ Tong San stared at Xue Ying, ’’How could I believe it? Even a knight cannot eat more than 5,000 kilograms of meat in one go. Let alone you.’’
Dong Bo Xue Ying felt helpless.
This was the first biological leap he had experienced;every one of his cells was craving energy. That was why he was able to eat so much. Even if he wanted to, he would not be able to eat so much in the future.
’’Uncle Tong, look.’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying picked up a silver plate near him and suddenly squeezed it hard twice. The plate was compressed into a metal ball.
’’This...’’ Tong San stared dumbfounded.
Dong Bo Xue Ying took the metal ball into his right hand. He squeezed it again and silver liquid flowed out from gaps between his fingers.
After that, Xue Ying folded and rubbed his hands. A silver stick appeared!
[ED Kaizoku: haha see the magic]
’’How did you do that?’’ Tong San couldn't believe it. Both he and Zong Ling could not do that. If he pressed hard, he could crack the plate and reshape it into a ball. Squeezing the metal until it flowed like a liquid, or even reforming it into a stick, was really terrifying.
’’I said, I did eat all the meat.’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying said, ’’Will you believe me now, Uncle Zong?’’
’’Sure, sure. I believe whatever you say. What on earth is going on? How did you suddenly become so powerful? This, this is simply... I cannot figure it out.’’ Tong San was quite confused. Usually, one could not skip ranks. The order was from to Human rank to Earth rank, from Earth rank to Heaven rank, and then from Heaven rank to Meteor rank.
’’You don't have Dou Qi and you are not a Human Knight yet. How?’’ Tong San could hardly understand this.
’’I am now!’’
Dong Bo Xue Ying stood up, ’’Uncle Zong, wait for a moment.’’
As he said this, Dong Bo Xue Ying started practicing the fist technique in the spacious room. Each gesture and motion flowed like water. His body was filled with strength and flooded by energies from heaven and earth. An amazing power emerged in his muscles, a power called... Dou Qi!
In fact, after he ate all of the meat, his body had already started generating some Dou Qi.
’’Gurgle gurgle gurgle.’’ As Dong Bo Xue Ying practiced the《Three Stages Flame Technique》, his body gathered more and more Dou Qi and imbued itself into his skin, muscles and bones. The mysterious power of the heavens and the earth began to unceasingly enter his body while his body continuously transformed due to the Dou Qi...... It was as if his body was a bottomless pit.
He kept practicing the Dou Qi technique over and over again.
In the beginning, Tong San was shocked and worried, but after some time passed, he was able to gradually calm down. However, four hours quickly passed by and he began to feel somewhat powerless.
’’Why are you still practicing?’’
’’How long do you plan on practicing?’’ Tong San looked at Dong Bo Xue Ying in puzzlement.
It must be said that practicing a Dou Qi technique more doesn't necessarily mean greater gains! Before becoming a knight, only two or three practice sessions were needed a day as the body would be unable to absorb anymore. But after becoming a knight...... it still took a very long time for the Dou Qi to increase! There's a limit to the amount of Dou Qi one can absorb each day, therefore the number of practices is limited too. But Dong Bo Xue Ying had already been practicing for more than four hours, this is clearly abnormal!
’’Hong long long~~~’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying felt all of the Dou Qi within his body bubbling in excitement. At last, he could no longer absorb any more of the power of the heavens and the earth.
[TL Ruze: Hong long is the sound of rumbling.]
’’I never would have thought I would breakthrough so quickly and that I would become an Earth Knight the moment I broke through.’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying secretly said to himself. ’’Of course it's only natural that my Dou Qi has reached the rank of an Earth Knight. My physical strength already far surpasses that of an Earth Knight.’’
According to the normal path.
When the body first produces a strand of Dou Qi, then they would become a Human Knight.
Afterwards, Dou Qi would begin appearing in their muscles and bones and gradually nourish them. The Dou Qi would grow more and more until it finally can be found throughout the muscles and bones, only then would they become an Earth Knight!
After the Dou Qi covers the whole body, it would begin condensing within the abdomen into a Qi Ocean within the Dantian! This is a Heaven Knight!
Within the Dantian's Qi Ocean, when Dou Qi condense into a liquid and started flowing would one become a Meteor Knight. After liquefying, a qualitative change would occur in the Dou Qi. It would no longer be fierce and hard, rather, it would become hard yet soft. By coupling strength with gentleness, they would be able to form a tenacious layer of Dou Qi on the surface of the body to protect themselves. This was the reason that Meteor Knights could simply ignore a countless barrage of arrows. While this Dou Qi layer has high defensive capabilities, it can also be used to nourish the body and strengthen it.
If the liquid Dou Qi condenses even further, it would form a false Dan. This form of Dou Qi is even more profound as well as powerful. It's even so soft that it can enter the tender inner organs causing the body to transform once again! This is a Silver Moon Knight.
But a Legend Knight?
They must reach the realm of being one with the heavens! When that moment comes, the will be able to draw upon the power of the heavens and the earth! Only then would they truly be Legend Knights. A Legend Knight is completely different from a Silver Moon Knight. The gap is simply exceedingly astonishing. They can kill a Silver Moon Knight with a single simple movement! The representation of the very limits of mortals, 'Legend Knights’’. The very few of the most terrifying of the peak Legend Knights could even battle a Transcendent and survive.
They were the last step before becoming a Transcendent.
’’My body's muscles and bones are both perfect, due to my needless nourishment of it. It was due to this that I could immediately reach the rank of an Earth Knight.’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying said to himself. ’’The next step is to establish the Dou Qi Spring. I must slowly accumulate enough Dou Qi now.’’
’’Xue Ying, Xue Ying.’’ Tong San began yelling as soon as he saw that Xue Ying had stopped.
’’Haha. Uncle Tong, come with me.’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying said with a smile before immediately exiting the dining hall and leaping down from the building. Tong San swiftly followed him and jumped down.
It was extremely fast.
Two figures arrived at the empty martial grounds.
’’Xue Ying, why have you come to the martial grounds?’’ Tong San asked in bewilderment.
’’Don't be so anxious Uncle Tong.’’ Saying this, Dong Bo Xue Ying ran to the side and picked up the spear he usually used. This spear was weighed over 25 kilograms and could be considered the best spear within Snow Rock Mountain.
Dong Bo Xue Ying grasped the pike and fixed his attention on the refiner dummy in front of him.
Tong San held his breath and watched attentively off to the side. He understood that his nephew wanted to reveal his strength. He wanted to see what level of strength Xue Ying had reached when putting his spear techniques to use.
The spear moved, becoming a mirage.
The afterimages of the spear collided with the refiner dummy, repeatedly issuing out a 'pu, pu, pu' sound.
In an instant, Dong Bo Xue Ying had already stopped his spear.
’’So fast! Xue Ying, your spear technique is so fast now even I block it.’’ Tong San was stunned by the speed of Dong Bo Xue Ying's spear technique, immediately after he looked at the refiner dummy, his eyes widen even more. Densely packed holes appeared on the body of the refiner dummy, the large numbers of holes formed three words- 'Isn't this amazing'!
’’You're able to pierce through its body?’’ Tong San asked with eyes wide with astonishment.
Anyone under the Star rank would absolutely be unable to harm this refiner dummy!
’’Then I'll let you see something even more amazing!’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying suddenly burst out the power within his body;there was even a faint red vapor surrounding him. A ferocious atmosphere erupted around him, terrifying Tong San. Dong Bo Xue Ying brandished his spear and struck the refiner dummy. The spear bent into a ridiculous curve and with a 'peng', the dummy trembled and cracked. Peng! With a second strike, the dummy immediately shattered with pieces of it flying if all four directions, leaving only the lower half of the dummy.
’’Peng!’’ The spear struck the refiner dummy a third time in its foundation.
The entire spear fractured. The lower body of the dummy broke into pieces.
Dong Bo Xue Ying stared at the broken spear in his hand, a pear that he has used for a long time. He never though his strength would have been able to break it.
’’Brother I'm back!’’ Brother Qing Shi's clear voice was heard.
Dong Bo Xue Ying lifted his head to look at the sky. It had turned dark.
’’Uncle Tong, Qing Shi and Uncle Zong are back. Let's go eat first. I'll tell you and Uncle Zong everything after we eat.’’ Dong Bo Xue Ying said with a smile. If it had been anyone else who had come across this matter, perhaps they would still be baffled. Fortunately, he had read many books and there happened to be one book that had an extremely brief record of this.