Chapter 800: A Variant, Innate Ability!
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
Even though he’d vaguely discerned from the conversation between Duan Ling Tian and Zi Shang in the Illusory Purgatory today that Duan Ling Tian seemed to be capable of countering Zi Shang, yet he didn’t know how Duan Ling Tian countered Zi Shang.
Zi Shang glanced indifferently at Lu Yong, yet didn’t say anything.
What a joke!
He wasn’t stupid to the point of revealing his ‘weak point.’
Lu Yong seemed to have discerned the deep meaning within Zi Shang’s gaze and he smiled embarrassedly while gesturing to Zi Shang. “Let’s go, I’ll take you to see Master.”
Zi Shang met the Vice Fort Master of Skywolf Fort, Feng Wei, once again in a spacious courtyard.
“Vice Fort Master Feng.” Zi Shang nodded lightly to Feng Wei and it wasn’t very warm.
Even though Feng Wei was the Vice Fort Master of Skywolf Fort, and Feng Wei was a supreme existence to him now, yet since that strand of incomplete soul had resided within his body, he knew that even an existence at the seventh level of the Void Transformation Stage or above was still like an ant before a true expert.
On the other hand, the future of he, Zi Shang, was far from something a mere Void Transformation Stage could restrain…
He was an existence that would become a Martial Monarch and even a Martial Emperor!
“You’re Zi Shang?” Feng Wei’s face sank instantly when he saw Zi Shang actually revealing such an arrogant attitude when facing him.
Instantly, a terrifying aura swept out from him to press onto Zi Shang, and he wanted to make Zi Shang lower his arrogant head.
But unfortunately, he quickly noticed that Zi Shang seemed to have utterly not felt his aura, and from the beginning until the end, Zi Shang had a calm expression and was looking at him with a spurious smile.
Instantly Feng Wei’s face sank, and he didn’t hold back any longer, urging out his strongest aura to sweep out with the intention of making Zi Shang bend his body.
Regretfully, no matter how his aura swept out like waves of a violent storm, Zi Shang still remained firm as a rock.
“Vice Fort Master Feng, don’t waste your strength… Let’s get to the point.” Zi Shang spoke impatiently.
A mere Void Transformation Stage martial artist wanted to suppress him with his aura?
He wasn’t a single person now after all, and there was another formidable soul hiding within his body. Even though it was only a strand of an incomplete soul, yet it wasn’t something the aura of a mere Void Transformation Stage martial artist could suppress.
“Zi Shang!” Right when Feng Wei’s eyes revealed killing intent, Lu Yong expression went grim as he glared at Zi Shang. “Please be respectful when you’re talking to my master!”
“Respect?” Zi Shang glanced indifferently at Lu Yong and ridiculed with disdain. “Lu Yong, are you even worthy of speaking about respect with me? If I knew earlier that you weren’t capable of killing Duan Ling Tian in the Illusory Purgatory today, I’d absolutely not have let you off!”
“Good… Very good!” Feng Wei glanced deeply at Zi Shang as he suppressed the flames of rage in his heart and said in a low voice, “I heard from my disciple that after a black colored flame brand appeared between your brows, your strength would rise explosively? And it would instantly rise from the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage to the fifth level of the Void Interpretation Stage?” As he finished speaking, Feng Wei’s eyes revealed an expression of greed. “If I’m not wrong, you ought to have executed some sort of secret technique, right?”
“Secret technique?” Zi Shang was stunned before laughing with disdain.
“I know you won’t admit it, but I advise you to obediently hand over that secret technique… Otherwise, this day next year will be the day of your anniversary!” Feng Wei completely shed all pretenses, and a terrifying killing intent arose from him to sweep towards Zi Shang.
In next to no time, Feng Wei was stunned.
Because he noticed that Zi Shang’s expression didn’t change in the slightest when facing his killing intent, and it was as if Zi Shang was fearless.
“Aren’t you afraid of death?” Feng Wei’s face sank.
“No one is unafraid of death.” Zi Shang shook his head.
“Then why’re you so composed when faced with imminent death?” Feng Wei asked with a low voice.
“The reason I’m composed is because I firmly believe that Vice Fort Master Feng won’t kill me… Because once you kill me, not only will you be unable to obtain that secret technique you guessed about, you’ll even be unable to obtain a treasure that’s easily within your reach!” Zi Shang spoke confidently.
“Stop trying to deceive me!” Feng Wei grunted coldly.
“If I’m not wrong, the reason Vice Fort Master Feng looked for me is mainly for the sake of finding out about Duan Ling Tian’s ability, right? Actually, now that I speak of it, we’re on the same boat with regards to dealing with Duan Ling Tian. All of you want Duan Ling Tian dead, and I want him dead as well!” Zi Shang spoke frankly.
“You’re very intelligent… But compared to killing Duan Ling Tian, I’m more interested with the secret technique you possess.” Feng Wei glanced deeply at Zi Shang.
“Secret technique?” Zi Shang started laughing. “Vice Fort Master Feng, if you think that I know some sort of secret technique, then you’re sorely mistaken… Cloud Continent is extremely huge, besides ordinary martial artists and a variety of demon beasts, Vice Fort Master Feng ought to have heard of Variants, right?”
Feng Wei’s pupils couldn’t help but constrict when he heard this.
Even though he’d never seen the Variants of legend with his own two eyes, yet he’d seen introductions related to these Variants from some books of unusual topics.
Variants were the product of the union between humans and demon beasts, and the probability of them being born was low to the extreme.
In Cloud Continent, so long as a demon beast broke through to the Void Transformation Stage, the demon beast would be a ‘Demon’ that could take human form and be no different from an ordinary human.
Moreover, after these ‘Demons’ took human form, many of them would unite with humans and give birth to children.
Normally speaking, the union of humans and Demons would either give birth to pure humans or pure demon beasts.
But there were also exceptions.
Supposedly, there was a one in ten thousand chance that a variation would occur, and this variation was the extremely rare Variants of Cloud Continent.
Variants were divided into two types, and they belonged to two extremes.
One type was mediocre, and their natural talent and comprehension ability was even far inferior to their parents, whereas the other type possessed extremely heaven defying comprehension ability and natural talent, and this type of Variant could be a human or a demon beast.
Both of them had a similarity and that was they both possessed a type of extremely terrifying ability. This ability was something they possessed innately, causing it to be unique and impossible to replicate.
According to rumor, this ability was called an Innate Ability!
“What you mean is… You’re a Variant? Moreover, this ability of yours that can increase your strength in a short period of time is your Innate Ability?” When Feng Wei looked at Zi Shang once more, his pupils slightly constricted, and his voice was filled with astonishment.
After all, Variants and Innate Abilities were all something he’d seen in books, and he’d never encountered it in reality.
“I never imagined that Vice Fort Master Feng is so knowledgeable to actually know about the Innate Ability of us Variants.” Zi Shang smiled extremely brilliantly.
Of course, he sneered in his heart instead.
Actually, even he didn’t know what Variants were, nor did he know what an Innate Ability was a moment before this.
All of this was something Ghost Flame, who hid in his body, had taught him to say, and it was only for the sake of deceiving the Vice Fort Master of Skywolf Fort before him.
Of course, no matter if it were Variants or Innate Abilities, they really existed according to Elder Ghost, only Zi Shang wasn’t one.
“Since you said you’re a Variant, then I really want to witness your Innate Ability.” Feng Wei stared at Zi Shang with a burning gaze. What he wanted to do the most at this moment was to confirm whether Zi Shang’s ability was a secret technique or an Innate Ability.
If it was a secret technique, it would surely possess a side effect, and he would be able to perceive it, whereas, Innate Abilities were abilities that Variants possessed innately, and it wouldn’t have any side effects.
“As you wish!” Zi Shang nodded. In the next moment, the Origin Energy in his body surged and caused the energy of the heavens and the earth to roil, and then it converged into 20 ancient horned dragon silhouettes.
First level of the Void Interpretation Stage!
In next to no time, a small black dot started to appear between Zi Shang’s brows, and the small black dot swiftly expanded after it appeared before transforming into a black colored flame brand in the end.
Right at this moment, Feng Wei’s gaze that looked towards the phenomenon of the heaven and earth above Zi Shang had changed slightly.
The phenomenon of the heavens and earth had instantly undergone a tremendous change, and another 50 ancient horned dragon silhouettes had instantly appeared at the side of the existing 20 ancient horned dragon silhouettes.
With mere Origin Energy, it was comparable to the strength of 70 ancient horned dragons!
It was precisely the sign of a fifth level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist.
Time silently passed by.
After half an hour passed, the black colored flame brand between Zi Shang’s brows withdrew gradually, and the additional 50 ancient horned dragon silhouettes in the sky above him gradually dispersed, causing the raging Origin Energy on his body to withdraw by more than half.
As for Zi Shang himself, his face still remained calm, and one couldn’t perceive that his actions from earlier had caused any side effects.
Lu Yong who stood at the side couldn’t help but gasp. “Half an hour…”
Never had he imagined that Zi Shang was actually capable of maintaining a state of being at the fifth level of the Void Interpretation Stage for half an hour.
After all, after Zi Shang exploded out with the strength at the fifth level of the Void Interpretation Stage that day, he was crushed in the blink of an eye, and he was pressed down by Zi Shang’s strength to the point he wasn’t even capable of fighting back.
“It’s really an Innate Ability!” Feng Wei’s pupils constricted as after he saw that there were no side effects present on Zi Shang’s body, he’d believed Zi Shang’s words.
“I truly never imagined that I, Feng Wei, would actually be able to see a rumored Variant in my lifetime, it’s truly a stroke of luck… Besides that, the Innate Ability of legend is actually so terrifying. It’s able to allow a first level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist to increase his strength to the fifth level of the Void Interpretation Stage for a short period of time!” Feng Wei sighed, and then he thought of something and asked. “According to my knowledge, even the Innate Ability of a Variant requires the consumption of Spiritual Force… Does your Innate Ability have any restrictions?”
“It can only be sustained for almost an hour every day.” Zi Shang was prepared for this since long ago, and he answered calmly.
“Almost an hour every day?” The pupils of both Feng Wei and Lu Yong constricted at the same time, and they couldn’t help but curse aloud at the same time. “Freak!”
“Zi Shang, could it be that Duan Ling Tian is a Variant as well?” Suddenly, Feng Wei seemed to have thought of something and couldn’t help but ask. “I heard Yong say that you said Duan Ling Tian is capable of executing soul skills?”
“According to my knowledge, unless a human martial artist breaks through to the Martial Emperor Stage, otherwise, it would be impossible for a human martial artist to execute an ability similar to a soul skill.”