The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 212
Chapter 212: Duality (2)
Fang Lin knew that attempting to abandon his Yin-Yang insights and comprehend Duality itself will be difficult.
But he knew that he had to do this, since he was sure this was what his bloodline wanted him to do.
He realized that his bloodline mutation was actually incomplete. It only showed Fang Lin different concepts of Duality. Fang Lin originally thought they represent Yin-Yang, but he realized with more use of the Dual Marks that they were actually different from Yin-Yang!
This made Fang Lin think that his bloodline must have been steering him to comprehend Duality itself. Only when he comprehends it that his bloodline mutation will be complete.
Fang Lin then decided to not just watch the visions appearing in front of him. He decided to be in the visions itself.
His mind shook as he saw himself inside a body of a young boy. In this body he experienced the fortune of being born in a rich family and the misfortune of being a mute. He had the luck of loving parents and abundant resources. But he was also unlucky with his love life and his social life.
This version of his life ended at his death.
After this, Fang Lin was born as a girl raised in an impoverished neighbourhood. She experienced countless prejudice and abuse. But this only made her more diligent. This effort of hers bore fruit as she died happily with her family living comfortably.
He continued living more lives, sometimes even as an animal, plant or a foreign race.
There were also times that he became an inanimate object.
These visions of his continued for countless times.
After a seemingly endless amount of visions, Fang Lin’s body shook as he opened his eyes. His eyes looked unsteady, as if he was still affected by his visions.
A few minutes passed by with Fang Lin steadying his breathing. Once he felt that his body was back to normal, he slowly raised his arms as he said,
“Everything in the Universe has its own counterpart. No matter what it is, nothing’s alone in the Universe. They will have something fundamentally attached and opposed to them. Yin and Yang, Life and Death, Creation and Destruction, In and Out.”
“All of these cannot be just represented by Yin-Yang. They all are of the same kind, which I will call as Duality!” His voice rippled along the all directions. His body suddenly trembled as he declared,
“This is my dao and my law! Duality!”
“Boom!” Fang Lin felt an unfathomable power erupting inside of him. He knew that this was the insight that he gained from Duality.
Since Duality itself was a duality, he can comprehend it as both a dao and law. He then smiled when he felt that the grade of his insight into the Duality was actually at the Earth Grade!
Fang Lin then felt his body separating into the male and female bodies. When Fang Lin finished the separation, he realized something new.
He felt that his Yin-Yang Godly Divine Beast Bloodline has completed its mutation!
Now, his bloodline was not just representing Yin and Yang. It was now representing Duality itself.
Fang Lin knew that him abandoning his Yin-Yang insight and accepting Duality fundamentally changed his bloodline.
Now, his bloodline’s focus was on Duality, not just Yin and Yang,
That means Fang Lin can use the power of anything related to Duality, as long as he can comprehend it. That includes life and death, creation and destruction, light and darkness, etc. Of course the prerequisite was that he has to have some understanding of them first.
Even after the mutation, he can still split himself into a male and female body. But now, the way his power works were different.
Before, his male body can only focus on Yang Dao while his female body was on Yin Law.
But after his complete mutation, things were different.
Fang Lin did not comprehend Yin-Yang. Instead, he comprehended the Duality as both a dao and a law.
That means his male body was now focused on the Dao of Duality while his female body was focused on the Law of Duality.
That indicates that the way Fang Lin will fight with his bodies in the future will be entirely different.
His male body that should have been fighting with Yang Dao will now use the dao of Duality as a reference. That mean his male body can use the dao of life and death or the dao of light and darkness as long as he comprehends it.
The same goes for his female body. Now, she can use spells on life and death, spells for light and darkness and spells for ice and fire provided that she understood those concepts in the first place.
“Hahaha! I really made the right choice when I abandoned my previous insight!” Fang Lin then licked his lips as he thought of something.
“Now that the way my bloodline works was different, maybe I should change its name? Ok! I shall call my mutated bloodline as Duality Godly Divine Beast Bloodline!”
Even though the name sounds generic, Fang Lin thought that this was the best fit name for his new bloodline.
Now that he finished having his insights on the dao and law of Duality, it was time for the next step.
Now, he had to create a foundation establishment pillar and combine his dao insight on it for his male body. As for the female body, he had to create a core spell that fits her and use the mana catalyst to start materializing her mana.
Only when he finishes that step that he can be considered to be fully on the Second Stage.
Fang Lin and Fang Yu closed both their eyes as they started the final part of their breakthrough.
Fang Lin opened his mouth as he sucked the Foundation Establishment Pill. It turned into a formless mist inside his body, which then started to coalesce on his dantian. Fang Lin gritted his teeth as he mixed his dao insight and his qi together to create his foundation establishment pillar.
This part was extremely difficult, since he had to use most of the energy of the pill to create his first pillar. The problem was that most of the energy was being used to mix his dao insight and his qi together. And with his dao grade at the Earth Grade, Fang Lin will have higher difficulty on mixing them together.
He had to make sure that the foundation establishment pillar that he creates will be complete, with the highest quality possible. Fang Lin heard stories of practitioners creating an incomplete pillar. Cultivators who ended up at this state effectively terminated their cultivation path as they stayed at one incomplete pillar their whole life.
It will be highly embarrassing to Fang Lin if he fails at creating a pillar just after his awesome transformation.
While Fang Lin was doing this, Fang Yu was busy on her own too. She clutched the tablet once more as she tried to comprehend her core spell. The tablet has no core spell on its own. It will only create a core spell from Fang Yu’s insights.
While Fang Yu was creating her core spell, she tightened her grip on the mana catalyst. She then poured her mana into it, which provoked a reaction from the catalyst.
It produced a formless energy that entered her body. This formless energy turned the mana inside her body berserk. Fang Yu paled, knowing that she must regulate the berserk behaviour of her mana. If she allows too much of her mana to turn berserk, it will lead to most of her mana dissipating into nothingness. If she restricted the berserk mana into miniscule amounts, her mana might not materialize at all. She must find the perfect balance to materialize her mana.
The difficulty in Fang Yu’s situation was that she must comprehend her core spell and materialize her mana at the same time. Had she had done each of this by its own, she was sure she can succeed. But doing them both increases the difficulty exponentially.
What was worse was that she cannot fail at either one of the steps or else her body will suffer massive backlash and injuries.
Fang Lin and Fang Yu grit their teeth as they focused on finishing their tasks.
“We will succeed!”
Wang Hao’s body stiffened as he clearly felt Fang Lin’s transformation. He had the urge to look, but he knew that Fang Lin was currently at the critical part of his cultivation. He knew that he must not disturb Fang Lin right now. So he suppressed his curiosity as he returned his attention to the current dilemma that Tang Li had.
He gave a look to everyone inside the spirit ship. Once they saw his gaze, they stopped what they were doing as they waited for him to speak up.
Wang Hao clapped his hands as he declared,
“Prepare your storage pockets, for we shall have a good harvest later!”