The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 156
Chapter 156: Mutation
But before he made the sprit ship descend towards the ground, Fang Lin noticed something fishy with the symbols on his hands. The problem does not lie on the symbols itself, but on their origins.
It was because there was no mention of this symbols on his bloodline memories!
This was something to be worried about, since everytime Fang Lin gains a new ability, he will have a reminder about it on his bloodline memories.
But when he gained these mysterious symbols, his bloodline memories did not even react to its presence.
It was as if these symbols did not exist on the past Yin-Yang Beasts, and that it only started to appear on Fang Lin. The more he thought about it, the more plausible it got.
“Does that mean this is a bloodline mutation?” Fang Lin inquired to himself.
Bloodline mutations were changes that happen on a divine beast. This mutations changes something on the bloodline of the divine beast, adding something new to them. These changes may be for the better or the worse.
These mutations can be brought upon fortuitous encounters or some powerful treasures.
But Fang Lin found it hard to believe that his bloodline has undergone a mutation. It was because bloodline mutations were very rare, that it basically never happens. Even if a divine beast has the required object to mutate, the chances of it happening was still low.
And that rarity applies on the divine beasts! If the difficulty on having a bloodline mutation was that low for the divine beasts, what more it can be for the Godly Divine Beasts?
“….” Even though he knew it was basically impossible, Fang Lin still tried to think of a possible reason for his bloodline to mutate.
“Master’s ero book, stone fragments, inheritance of the Million Hand Sword God…” Fang Lin listed out all the things that might have possibly triggered a bloodline mutation. Then, his mouth stopped after he uttered the possible culprit.
“Twelve Essences Martial Arts?” Out of everything he had now, the ‘Twelve Essences Martial Arts’ was the one with the closest link to his beast bloodline.
Fang Lin then immediately scanned his body, trying to see if there was any change on the ‘Twelve Essences Martial Arts’. Upon observing it, Fang Lin let out a deprecating laugh as he face-palmed.
“Stupid me! Why did I not think of that?”
Right now, instead of two, Fang Lin could feel that his ‘Twelve Essences Martial Arts’ has triggered three forms!
The first two forms were the ‘Pig’ and Dog’ form.
As for the third and new one, it was the ‘Monkey’.
Fang Lin could not help but curse himself for not noticing it earlier.
Fang Lin was a Godly Divine Beast, and he had the body of a human being. The ‘Monkey’ form can be used to emulate the Yin-Yang Beast Essence!
Fang Lin does not give a crap on whether humans came from the monkeys or not. What he knew was that a human and a monkey has some similarities that can be enough to stimulate the ‘Monkey’ form.
But in Fang Lin’s case, he had no way to emulate the Yin-Yang Beast Essence using the ‘Monkey’ form since he was the Yin-Yang Beast already. This may be the reason why the ‘Monkey’ form did not activate in the past.
But right now, this ‘Monkey’ form did something for him!
When Fang Lin and Fang Yu fused together earlier and produced the Yin-Yang Body, his whole body potential was heightened. This flare-up managed to make Fang Lin instinctively trigger the ‘Monkey’ form.
But because he was the Yin-Yang Beast, the ‘Monkey’ form had no way to emulate his essence. So instead of emulating the Yin-Yang Beast Essence, the ‘Monkey’ form did the next thing it could. It focused on his Yin-Yang Beast Bloodline.
If the Yin-Yang Beast Essence cannot be produced since it was already there, then why not just improve it? So, the ‘Monkey’ form stimulated his bloodline, leading to its mutation.
Fang Lin did not notice his bloodline mutation earlier because he did not need to transform into a Yin-Yang Beast since he was one, and he was engrossed on tempering his body.
“I struck it rich!” Fang Lin could not help but to be in awe of his luck.
If his day today happened differently, he might not have been able to mutate his bloodline. If Fang Yu was not kidnapped twice, Fang Lin might not have the initiative to fuse their bodies, thus barring his bloodline mutation. It was the bad events that he and Fang Yu faced today that lead to his bloodline mutation.
It was then that he realized that with each misfortune lies the possibility on creating your own fortune.
After that realization, Fang Lin then analyzed on how his bloodline mutation worked.
He gave an amused look on his hands, clearly aware it was the symbols that were the product of the mutation.
The ☯ symbol at the back of his hands clearly represents his Yin-Yang Bloodline.
As for the symbols on his palms, he noticed a pattern in them.
☉ and ❅ (fire and ice).
♂ and ♀ (male and female).
☥ and Θ (life and death).
The symbols were in a state of duality! Not only that, but he definitely encountered these symbols before having his bloodline mutation.
It was then that Fang Lin realized what these symbols are for.
Since Fang Lin’s power rely on the concept of duality of Yin-Yang, his upgrade was related to the concept of duality too.
If before, his power relied on the duality of Yin and Yang, it seems like Fang Lin also gained the ability to comprehend the power of other concepts of duality. He only needs to have a full experience with it, and he can comprehend some vicissitudes of its power.
Of course this comprehension will still be incomparable to Fang Lin’s dao and law insights.
The symbols ☉ and ❅ that represent ice and fire were produced practically from Fang Lin’s use of fire and ice-related abilities on his split bodies.
As for the ♂ and ♀, it was obvious that it came from his ability to split into a male and a female.
The death aspect in the symbols ☥ and Θ was derived from Fang Lin’s experience at the Forest of Death combined with Fang Yu’s encounter with the Underworld invaders. The life aspect came from the struggle to live that he experienced when he was left at the Mystical Forest until his life-and-death encounters in the Tian Ji Empire.
Only with these close brushes with death that Fang Lin realized the importance of living and life.
As long as Fang Lin manages to have a deep connection and understanding of a duality concept, he can engrave these insights on his body, producing the mystical symbols that he decided to call as Dual Marks.
Right now, he had managed to gain an understanding on three duality concepts: Ice and Fire, Male and Female, Life and Death. This lead to 3 Dual Marks on his palms.
Fang Lin was sure that each of the Dual Marks represented an ability that Fang Lin can use.
The good thing with the Dual Marks was that he can increase them as long as he comprehends a duality concept. But he realized that he cannot just rush and learn many duality concepts.
Even if he can comprehend many duality concepts, his body could not take that all. Due to its mutation from the ‘Twelve Essences Martial Arts’, Fang Lin felt that his body can only take at most 12 Dual Marks. Right now, he had three.
The Yin-Yang mark was excluded, since the Yin-Yang Duality Concept was a part of him already before the mutation.
This means Fang Lin only had 9 more slots for Dual Marks. He knew that he had to choose each one carefully.
Aside from that, Fang Lin also realized that horrifying amounts of energy was needed to engrave the Dual Marks. He only managed to engrave three Dual Marks with the use of the energy that was produced by his bloodline mutation.
And the energy required to engrave a Dual Mark increases as the number of the engraved Dual Marks increases too. That means the energy he had to use to engrave the Fourth Dual Mark was way greater than what he used to engrave the third one.
If Fang Lin wants to engrave more marks, he had to gather monstrous amounts of energy sources to supplement his need.
Fang Lin sighed, clearly knowing the difficulty that he will face in the future.
As for the abilities granted by the Dual Marks, Fang Lin realized that he can only use it by fueling a Dual Mark by the energy produced from the mixture of his mana and qi.
Fang Lin decided to call this energy the Origin Energy, because he saw from his bloodline memories that the Universe’s origin was related to the Yin-Yang concept.
Once the Dual Mark was activated by the Origin Energy, Fang Lin can use what it can provide.
Of course, the abilities provided by the Dual Marks was worse off compared to Xue’er’s powerful spells.
But Fang Lin was sure they can help him out in an important fight. The only problem was that they also required a high amount of Origin Energy to activate.
That means that Fang Lin cannot use these Dual Marks recklessly. He must plan well on their usage, and he must only use them when necessary.
Even with these restrictions, Fang Lin was still satisfied since now, he gained more powerful abilities. His masters will surely be delighted after this experential training.
He smiled as he let the spirit ship descend towards Long Juo’s spot.
Upon seeing the panicked look on Long Juo’s face and the tense reactions of the whipped women, Fang Lin’s fighting intent just intensified.
He jumped out of the window, ignoring the panicked shouts of Xue’er and Bloodspear.
“Thud.” The ground cracked as Fang Lin landed gracefully.
Origin energy flowed inside him as he faced Long Juo. Fang Lin smiled, as he curled his right hand into a claw. With Fang Xiushang’s voice, he slowly said,
“Tsk tsk tsk, I have seen what you have done earlier. Bad bad bad! Because of those actions, I decided that it’s now time for some punishment!”