Star Odyssey - Chapter 1728
Lu Yin was completely stunned at Kui Luo’s comment; just what did this mean?
“Your memory’s disappeared, your bloodline’s been sealed, your foundation has been reformed, and your innate gifts were returned to the beginning. You have essentially started over with a new life. You are Lu Yin while Lu Xiaoxuan is Lu Xiaoxuan. Back when Lu Xiaoxuan had already created the Heaven-Shattering Palm, which later became one of the Lu family’s unique battle techniques. This technique is so profound that its creation caused Progenitor Lu to appear. This is not something that you are capable of doing right now,” Kui Luo explained.
It was strange to be compared to himself, but Lu Yin had truly become Lu Yin. Still, he was not convinced by Kui Luo’s words. “Are you saying that I can’t compare to my past self, when Lu Xiaoxuan was at the same age that I am now?”
“I don’t know about that, but you can’t compare to Lu Xiaoxuan. Your cultivation is too diverse and messy. Consider this carefully: do you have any techniques that you have created by yourself?”
Lu Yin was taken aback, and his head dropped down as he started to review everything he had learned and mastered. He actually had not made a single technique on his own. It was true that he was very powerful, but his strength relied entirely on his predecessors, including his lockbreaking techniques, spiritual force, and battle force.
“Lu Xiaoxuan followed the orthodox methods of the Lu family and trained in their techniques from childhood, progressing step by step while maintaining a firm foundation. Although he did use the Champions’ Stage and mastered all of the Lu family’s unique techniques, he never abandoned his attempts to create his own battle techniques. Finally, one day, he created the Heaven-Shattering Palm, shocking the entire Perennial World and causing Progenitor Lu to show himself. The entirety of the Perennial World was brought together by this achievement, precisely because of how shocking it was.
“He accomplished an unprecedented feat, as his technique was profound enough to be added to the Lu family’s collection of unique techniques for those beneath the Envoy realm. This was something that no one has ever managed to do in the past. Lu Xiaoxuan became a paragon that represented the pinnacle that could be reached within any given realm. If there was a fight, I couldn’t say who would come out on top, but at least in terms of pure cultivation, you are far inferior to Lu Xiaoxuan, as you can only fight by using the strengths of others.
“For example, the God of Death Transformation that you use is the legendary God of Death’s ultimate inheritance, and it is as powerful as everything that Lu Xiaoxuan mastered combined, but it is not your power.”
Kui Luo’s words echoed in Lu Yin’s mind: not his power. Lu Yin started reviewing all of his numerous, constant battles. He had proceeded by using his Vacuum Palm, his domain, spiritual force, battle force, and lockbreaking techniques. He had steadily proceeded until he had become peerless within his generation with the God of Death Transformation that had shocked the entire universe. However, not one thing that Lu Yin used or possessed was something that was uniquely his.
Suddenly, Lu Yin remembered something that Crown Prince Gui Qian had once mentioned, about how an ancestor from Specter Abyss had once explained that unique powers could alter the entire universe once they were taken to an extreme level. Stellular energy was not strictly necessary for cultivation as death energy was able to to replace stellular energy for the members of the Specter Clan, and the Rune Civilization also had an alternate cultivation method. The God of Death and the Rune Progenitor had each changed the universe through the use of their own, unique power.
What about Lu Yin? He felt a bit confused, as just what was his unique power? What could he possibly create on his own?
Seeing Lu Yin’s confusion, Kui Luo realized that this was a bad situation, and so he quickly shouted, “Hey, old woman, Bai Laogui, is Wang Yun your bastard kid?”
Kui Luo’s loud shout startled everyone, and Wang Si’s face instantly grew pale before she turned to glare at Kui Luo. “Just wait, this old woman will be your death!”
Bai Laogui roared, “Kui Luo, I swear that I’ll kill you with a thousand cuts!”
Lu Yin was roused by Kui Luo’s shout, and a cold sweat covered his back. He had just gotten lost in a strange state of mind, and he had no idea how serious the consequences might have been if he had continued down the line of thought that he had started upon. Fortunately, Kui Luo shouted and roused Lu Yin out of his strange state.
Lu Yin looked over at Kui Luo, but Kui Luo was staring at Wang Si and Bai Laogui with a strange smile on his face. However, the old man also glanced at Lu Yin out of the corner of his eye. After seeing that Lu Yin had recovered, Kui Luo let out a sigh of relief. The kid had started thinking too deeply about certain things, and Kui Luo could only blame himself for saying too much. Still, he had to say those words.
Kui Luo had wanted to tell Lu Yin that, even back in the Perennial World, the youth’s cultivation was too chaotic. It seemed like Lu Yin wanted to focus on everything, but that would only result in him achieving nothing. It was not too late for Lu Yin to focus himself this time.
After taking two days to calm down, Lu Yin finally sent a voice transmission to Kui Luo. “I don’t think I’ll have any trouble becoming an Envoy, so tell me: who are you and that old man who taught me the sutra?”
Kui Luo responded with a voice transmission as well. “Like I told you, we can talk about this after you become an Envoy. Do you not think that it’ll be difficult? You’re underestimating the stellular tribulations! The more powerful a genius is, the more terrifying the tribulation will be. When Bai Xian’er became an Envoy, her tribulation was earth-shattering, and it left everyone speechless. A Progenitor had to intervene because Aeternus started an aggressive attack at the same time as they did not want her to survive her tribulation. Still, that woman survived. It’s impossible for your stellular tribulation to be any weaker than hers, so I suggest that you prepare yourself as much as possible. The hope of Lu’s family return is on you.”
“The hope of their return? What do you know?” Lu Yin asked anxiously.
Kui Luo pursed his lips. He had already said too much. “Nothing. Tell me, do you want to learn the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra?”
Lu Yin stared at Kui Luo for a while. It was clear that the old man would not answer any more of Lu Yin’s questions. “I’ll learn it.”
Kui Luo took a deep breath, and he became more and more solemn. After a bit of time, he sent another voice transmission. “Lu Xiaoxuan, you must always remember that the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra is not something to be used as a last resort. You cannot share it with any outsiders. From the very beginning, the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra should have only been given to you, as it is a cultivation method that has been passed down by your Lu family from one generation to the next. Maybe it was fate, or maybe your Lu family’s ancestors blessed you, but you still managed to learn it. Now, you must remember the correct order: swap the first sentence with the fourth. The second with the seventh. The third with the twenty-first. The fourth and the fifteenth…”
Lu Yin listened silently. The first change made the beginning ‘the Dao of Heaven’s spear.’ The second rearrangement became ‘the flow of a hundred rivers’ …
When the old grandpa had asked Lu Yin to recite the Stonewall Scriptures on Driftcharge Planet, Lu Yin had not been able to learn the complete scripture as a whole, and he still struggled to recite the entire thing in one go. Still, the Stonewall Scriptures were only too familiar to Lu Yin, as Lu Yin had constantly recited the Stonewall Scriptures—no, it was the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra.
As Lu Yin decrypted each word, the unorganized version that had been the Stonewall Scriptures began to reveal its true power. Without his realization, Lu Yin’s body began to move to a rhythmic beat. The rhythm exited both within his body and outside. It permeated the manifested thoughts of the Master Brain and started to spread out.
Kui Luo quickly became completely shocked. Sure enough, only the direct descendants of the Lu family were able to unlock the true power of the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra, and even Kui Luo felt this strange tempo exert an influence on him.
Bai Laogui and Wang Si soon felt that something was wrong, but they could not determine what. All that they could sense was that there was some hidden power that was trying to influence them and seize some level of control over their spiritual force.
“Someone is attacking!” Wang Si shouted as she looked up and glanced around. “Who is it? We are from the Perennial World’s four ruling powers. Release us at once! Don’t make a mistake!”
The First Protector had also felt the unique rhythm, and he glanced around as well, unable to determine its source.
Wang Yun and the people from the Sixth Mainland were all within range of the odd rhythm, and their spiritual force resonated with it. Their spiritual force pulsed with Lu Yin’s as he recited the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra, and it felt as though Lu Yin was controlling their heartbeats.
This was just the beginning of Lu Yin reciting the sutra. As he progressed, his spiritual force transformed. If his spiritual force had previously been like a fog that could be blown away, then that fog had become solid. While there was no increase in the amount of spiritual force that Lu Yin possessed, it was completely different from what it had been before. It was a complete transformation.
The Celestial Demons were known as the most terrifying species in the Astral Beast Domain, but as Lu Yin’s spiritual force transformed, he realized that he would no longer need to fear any Celestial Demon, no matter how terrifying their spiritual force or ability to devour it might be. Their attacks might be like a hurricane, but a hurricane could not shake a stubborn rock. Unless the storm was powerful enough to uproot and destroy the entire mountain range, the stubborn rock would remain completely unchanged and undamaged in the face of the storm. At this moment, Lu Yin’s spiritual force was that stubborn rock.
It was as though Lu Yin had layered hundreds of Inception Arrays on top of himself; the true version of the Stonewall Scriptures changed Lu Yin’s spiritual force into something like an immovable stone. Even if it was small, it was robust.
At this moment, Lu Yin wanted to test himself against the Second Nightking to see how much of the Second Nightking’s spiritual force he could withstand. Regardless, Lu Yin knew that he was capable of enduring far more than when he had first encountered the Second Nightking in the Celestial Frost Sect’s ruins.
Lu Yin eventually stopped reciting the sutra, as he could not even recite the full text of the Stonewall Scriptures, let alone the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra.
Still, even though Lu Yin had only made it through a small bit of the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra, the recitation had brought about a tremendous change in him. When he opened his eyes, there was an indescribable brilliance within them.
It was impossible for either Wang Si or Bai Laogui to realize that the spiritual force fluctuation they had just felt was actually from Lu Yin. The resonating rhythm had stopped the moment Lu Yin had stopped reciting the sutra.
Wang Si continued to shout, but there was absolutely no response. All along, she had been calling for the headmaster of Sky Creation Academy, Senn, but there was no response at all.
Lu Yin looked over at Kui Luo, and the old man let out a sigh of relief. Since Lu Yin was able to practice this sutra, it meant that the youth had not been lying.
“How do you feel?” Kui Luo asked curiously. He had also learned and mastered the Origin Progenitor’s Sutra, and this sutra was the reason why his spiritual force had reached the level where the old man could face off against several Semi-Progenitors on his own and safely escape. However, the Lu family were the true descendants of the Origin Progenitor, and only those with the blood of the Lu family could unleash the sutra’s true strength.
Kui Luo was quite curious about what Lu Yin had just experienced, as the spiritual force fluctuation had affected him even though Lu Yin was not yet an Envoy.
Lu Yin said, “Very nice.”
“And?” Kui Luo pressed.
Lu Yin blinked. “And what?”
Kui Luo stared intently at Lu Yin. “Your spiritual force has gone through some sort of change; was it a big change?”
“Huge,” Lu Yin answered truthfully.
Kui Luo nodded and dropped the matter. “You will need to continue this yourself, so don’t slack off.”
“Even if I practice this, what’s the use if we can’t escape from this place?” Lu Yin felt helpless. He looked all over the place and just happened to meet Wang Yun’s eyes. The young woman saw the hatred that filled Lu Yin’s eyes.
Kui Luo just shrugged. “Who knew that there was such a bizarre inner world in the Forsaken Land. I certainly can’t figure out what’s keeping us trapped, and even Bai Laogui and that old broad Wang Si are stuck here with us. Very few of the Perennial World’s Semi-Progenitors would be able to escape from this place.”
“Like Ancestor All Dao?” Lu Yin asked.
Kui Luo nodded. “Old Wan Zhiyi is the Semi-Progenitor who’s closest to becoming a Progenitor. There are also different levels of strength among Semi-Progenitors, and those who have opened all three meridian points like you and me are able to continue progressing the Progenitor realm, but those who haven’t will forever remain as Semi-Progenitors. There’s a big difference between those who haven’t opened their meridian points and those who have, and Bai Laogui never accomplished that.”
“What about that old lady, Wang Si?” Lu Yin asked.
“I don’t actually know. She originally never even had a chance of becoming a Semi-Progenitor. Her foundation wasn’t sturdy enough when she was an Enlighter, so she was only barely able to become an Envoy, which took her a long time to accomplish, and it only happened because of the Wang family providing her with so many resources. As for what happened after that? I have no clue how she managed to become a Semi-Progenitor, but it has to have something to do with your Lu family.”
This information caused Lu Yin’s eyes to become even colder when he looked over at Wang Si. The woman’s accomplishments had actually been built on the Lu family’s foundations!