Chapter 788: Advancement
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Su Ping quickly transformed the magnificent astral power into the foundation for a bridge that connected all his cells.
He instantly became as hard as a piece of iron. He wasn’t a Void State warrior, but he was as strong as one!
All that was left was the law of space!
As a matter of fact, he could have directly broken through given his cultivation, but he wanted to build a sturdier bridge, and he hadn’t yet used the mysteries of space he already knew.
Su Ping’s senses were spread out. He had no time to care about the status of the customers’ pets at the moment, nor did he have time to pay attention to the Inferno Dragon and the Dark Dragon Hound’s battles.
The dangers hidden within the fifth space were also ignored; he simply focused on perceiving the law of space.
The energy was dense in that place; the spatial law was almost visible and tangible. Still, it seemed like a cloud that could be seen but not touched when he tried to reach for it.
Calm! Calm! Calm!
Su Ping could only focus on achieving a complete stillness.
Time flew by without him realizing it.
There was no notion of time in the fifth space. He could only make speculations based on memory.
Space folding, jumping and shuttling… The methods that involved the mysteries of space had already been grasped by Su Ping. He was currently tracking down the sources of those mysteries.
The truth lay at the source!
Truth was like a seed; the branches and leaves which sprouted from them were the skills on the surface.
There was space at the core of the skills.
The system said that the mysteries of space are hidden in the deepest parts of space…
What is space?
If the universe is compared to an egg, space would be the eggshell.
However, the enormous emptiness behind the eggshell is also space…
Super acceleration… Time… Time frame…
Su Ping kept pondering over those concepts, gradually understanding the truth of space in the middle of a dense void energy. He felt as if he were swimming in the depths of an ocean, which naturally let him to understand the rhythms of water.
Su Ping was killed by something during his meditation—
But he wasn’t bothered by it, simply coming back to life and resuming his meditation.
He turned a blind eye to the dangers around him and was completely devoted to the task.
While he contemplated space, Su Ping also thought of time via the Mid-Level Acceleration skill he had acquired; time and space were indispensable.
However, time was even more subtle and sophisticated.
Time was also one of the four supreme laws; very few people could understand it.
Su Ping was slightly distracted; he had to concentrate his attention on the truth of space again.
There was no telling how long it had been. Su Ping felt he had died dozens of times. He didn’t know what had killed him, or how many times he was brought back to life. He had no time to consider anything else.
Space is everywhere…
Even a piece of paper can be separated into countless spaces.
Space involves cutting and separating. The layers resulting from the cutting and separating are the walls of space…
This is space…
Su Ping slightly opened his eyes, and blades seemed to be flashing out of his eyes. He raised his hands, and a transparent power of law surfaced. It couldn’t be seen but was extremely sharp, like the edge of a sword!
The edge could destroy anything he wanted!
It was a pure blade made of space.
The blade was sharp enough to cut the secondary space. If any Void State being flashed in front of him, he could cut the secondary space they escaped into and get them out.
“Law of Space: Cutting!” Su Ping quietly named it.
He sensed that such a spatial law wasn’t complete, but he was already satisfied.
Understanding a complete truth, would enable him to become a Star Lord, and build a world of his own.
Since he had already grasped the law of space, Su Ping no longer hesitated to build a bridge with the astral power he had accumulated, including the laws he already knew, to connect his entire body.
After a hum, Su Ping felt that his body was shivering; countless cells were surging vigorously.
While the cells were surging, his body unleashed a tremendous amount of astral power. The life energy in his body was activated and all his cells were regenerated.
Su Ping instantly made use of the laws he knew and cleansed his internal system. He removed all the impurities in his body using the traits of two laws. His veins started to glitter, and all his acupoints were dredged; he glimmered as if he were made of glass.
The divine power in his body—boosted by the astral power—wandered throughout his body and became even purer.
Very soon, such an evolution was complete.
Su Ping felt so great that he took a long breath, as if he had just returned from a spa session.
He had been holding his breath when he hit the bottleneck, while everything became smooth at that moment… Anyone who had suffered from constipation should know what it felt like!
Su Ping realized that his cells had become even more elastic; they were also much more spacious than before, perhaps due to the law of space.
The interior of every cell was at first like a pond; it then evolved and turned into a lake.
It was a dozen times bigger than before!
The Chaos Star Chart that Su Ping cultivated allowed him to hide his astral power inside his cells. He was currently in the Astral Body State and there were star vortices in his cells. The astral power spun inside his cells like floating planets.
Every cell was the same.
When they spun, they would send out such a powerful attraction force that Su Ping was able to absorb astral power and strengthen himself all the time, even when he wasn’t training.
That was exactly why such a cultivation technique handed by the system was so horrifying.
The cultivation method was the most important factor to a battle pet warrior.
Earlier on, Su Ping didn’t know better, but if he could only choose one of the system’s rewards, he would abandon the acceleration skill and the other training techniques to keep that cultivation technique.
My increased storage of astral power is partly due to my training and the life-and-death battles, and also due to this cultivation technique. I think my astral power is as good as that of many experts in the mid Star State phase.
If I ever run into people as strong as Garland again… I should be able to execute them quickly, without giving them a chance to escape! Sharpness flashed in Su Ping’s eyes.
While Star State battles could be even more horrifying than a nuclear war—and might even destroy a whole planet—it would be very hard for two Star State experts to kill each other, especially when their strengths were equal.
If one side was being defeated, it would be hard for the other side to stop the former from escaping. That is, unless there was a major gap of strength between them, like when someone at the peak of the Star State fought against someone in the beginning phase.
Otherwise, even though a mid-phase Star State expert could easily defeat someone in the beginning phase, it would still be hard to actually make the kill.
After all, anyone at the Star State could tear space apart and escape to the fourth space as a last resort. Nobody would chase them all the way to the fourth space, which was too dangerous, unless they were sworn enemies.
Su Ping had mastered four laws and advanced to the Void State.
He had earned a lot from the trip; he felt he had gone to the right place.
Su Ping then shifted his attention to the environment.
The Little Skeleton, the Dark Dragon Hound, the Inferno Dragon and the customers’ pets were all dead; he had indeed been too busy meditating to revive them.
He was still in the deep, dark fifth space. He could only “see” nothingness around him with his senses.
Su Ping quickly resurrected all of the pets.
I should practice with the roaming void beasts. It’s not easy to enter the fifth space; I can hardly tear into the fifth space on my own, but it’s much easier now. The people in the outside world would hardly enter the fifth space, unless they were cornered. Nobody knows what’s lurking inside the fifth space.
Su Ping glanced at his battle pets.
He didn’t merge with any of them; he could always revive them when they were killed. They wouldn’t benefit from the training if he merged with them.
“You already have a high aptitude. Practice harder here and try to reach the high-high level.”
Su Ping looked at the white-scaled Vast Sky Thunderous Dragon.
Su Ping had more or less bonded with the pet he had captured during the quest, but it wasn’t as close to him as his other pets were.
Hearing that, the White-Scaled Vast Sky Thunderous Dragon bellowed, as if saying that it understood.
It had always been obedient.
It wasn’t too hostile towards Su Ping, even though it knew Su Ping was the one who had captured it. That was quite perplexing to Su Ping.
“I’ll let you return to see your parents in the Rumbling Thunder Continent when you’re capable enough. If you want to stay and follow me, that’s fine too,” said Su Ping telepathically.
It was a choice he offered the pet.
He knew why the little guy had been trying to grow strong, fighting in the vanguard.
It wanted to return and reunite with its parents.
It was exactly because they were deeply bonded that Su Ping was willing to give it a choice.
Otherwise, Su Ping would have kept it to himself after all the efforts he had spent.
The drakeling was stunned after hearing that; it gazed at Su Ping with its purple eyes, which were reflecting Su Ping’s smiling face.
It didn’t respond nor did it make a sound this time.
Su Ping smiled and petted it. Then, he turned around and released his energy without hesitation, alluring the beasts in the fifth space.
The magnificence of his astral power even surprised himself.
It was like a tornado that was sweeping out. The released astral power was enough to ruin a street if they were in the outside world!
The astral power in my body seems to be a hundred times greater than the norm for the Void State… Su Ping calculated.
Right at that moment—
A weird wave approached them.
Su Ping narrowed his eyes and turned around, only to see a sharp wave coming at him. It was obviously a void strike.
He instantly raised his hand and used the law of space. A thin blade made with the law was slashed forth, cutting the void waves apart.
Then, a loud roar echoed in the soul and penetrated the mind. After that, a behemoth the size of almost ten aircraft carriers moved toward them. It would’ve horrified a lot of people in the; even the beast kings would have looked petite next to it.
Peak of the Star State!
Su Ping narrowed his eyes. He would have fled immediatelyIf he were in the outside world, but, since he could be revived, his eyes were ablaze with a burning fighting spirit.
Su Ping didn’t merge with his pets; he simply asked the Little Skeleton, the Dark Dragon Hound and the other pets to attack along with him.
He ignored the customers’ pets, which could hardly stand in such conditions.
The Little Skeleton and the Inferno Dragon quickly charged forward, followed by the white-scaled dragon, which was already an Ocean State beast king; it had a high-level aptitude, and a combat ability close to the peak of the Fate State. It had also perceived a vague rule of the lighting class, all on its own.
It hadn’t completed the entirety of the law and could only make use of some of its power. This achievement was thanks to an inspiration when seeing Su Ping perform lightning class laws during battle. Another reason was that it had a high power of understanding. After all, it already had a Class B aptitude back in the wild.
Given more time, Su Ping believed it would perceive its own law.
Apart from that pet, the Little Skeleton, the Dark Dragon Hound and the Inferno Dragon had been able to grasp their own laws, which significantly boosted their combat abilities.
They had never grasped laws from countless laws before, mainly because their opponents weren’t strong enough; only Fate State beast kings were destructive to them.
However, after fighting Star State beasts in the Demigod Burial with Su Ping for a long time, they had seen all kinds of laws and were forced to understand some of them.
The void beast was clearly infuriated after seeing how Su Ping and his pets were approaching.
A horrifying power consisting of laws was quickly released. The Little Skeleton, which was in the lead, was shattered but then revived immediately; not with Su Ping’s help but on its own.
That was exactly why the Little Skeleton was horrifying. Not even a Star State beast could kill it easily without working hard.
Su Ping revived the Inferno Dragon and the white-scaled drakeling. He then stepped out and smashed the beast with the power of four laws he knew.
However, the beast remained unscathed after the attacks. The Law of Cutting that Su Ping had just grasped didn’t affect the beast.
Su Ping sensed that his power of law was thawed, and the aura of laws on the beast was almost close to the ultimate truth; it was able to subdued all of his four laws.
Is this the complete power of law? The more Su Ping approached it, the more he could feel the power of truth. He didn’t reserve his strength at all, unleashing all of his astral power from his cells, compressing the power on his sword and charging at the enemy.
Su Ping returned to his shop once he became exhausted in the Void Debris, and then selected another batch of pets. After that, he went to the Void Debris again.
Joanna looked at Su Ping with open astonishment, sensing the obvious change in his aura; she was certain that he had broken through to the Void State.
Also, unlike other Void State warriors, Su Ping contained a horrifying amount of energy. Her unique perception skills allowed her to sense how there seemed to be a sun in Su Ping’s body. Not even a beginner Star State expert would have that much astral power!
He’s truly a monster… Joanna thought even more highly of Su Ping, feeling that he could even surpass her someday if he kept growing.
Of course, she was talking about her original self, not that reincarnated body.