The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 394
Chapter 394: Nascent Soul Breathing Technique
“This part will be the hard one.” Fang Yu muttered as she adjusted the temperature of her Pure Yin Cosmic Ice ever so slowly.
In order to let it reach its optimum potential, Fang Yu decided to just use the temperature of around -10 Degrees Celsius to cool her cores.
If she used a temperature much lower than this, her cores might freeze much faster than that speed that its internal components can arrange themselves.
But to Fang Yu’s disappointment, she found that even with the temperature she used, none of her molten cores showed any signs of freezing.
“This just means that I need lower temperatures to freeze my molten cores.” Fang Yu thought as she cupped her chin. “Not only that, but I guess that just like with the flames earlier, the freezing point of my cores will also differ too.”
With that conjecture, Fang Yu decided to decrease the temperature of her Pure Yin Cosmic Ice, with her decreasing the temperature by 1 Degree Celsius per second.
No matter what happens, Fang Yu will only decrease the temperature at this rate, as this is the way for the cores to freeze slowly.
And just like the with the flames earlier, once a core or cores reached their freezing point, Fang Yu will split off part of the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice on these cores and stabilize the temperature at that freezing point.
Because of the slow decrease in temperature, it took Fang Yu much longer time to affect all the cores with her Pure Yin Cosmic Ice.
“This is bad…”
Two hours have already passed by, and the only cores affected by her Pure Yin Cosmic Ice were the two smallest cores and the 7 similarly-sized cores.
As for the remaining 4 cores, Fang Yu could still see no signs or indications of their freezing point.
“Ugh, if this goes on, then my spiritual power will run out before I am able to freeze them all!” Fang Yu muttered as she felt her consciousness starting to fade away.
Two hours of precisely controlling her Pure Yin Cosmic Ice consumed Fang Yu’s spiritual strength so quick that at this point, there’s only 5% Spiritual Power left inside her.
“If I do not do anything now, all my hard work will be wasted!” Fang Yu’s eyes then gleamed knowing that right now, she had no choice but to go for broke.
Since she has limited spiritual power, then all she needed to do was to just replenish this!
But how can Fang Yu do this at her situation right now?
Consuming a pill or herbs that can recover her spiritual power is impossible, as Fang Yu should not ingest any pills or herbs to recover her Spiritual Power during the Smelting process.
Introduction of foreign spiritual power will produce a disturbance inside Fang Yu’s body, and it will severely impede Fang Yu’s Smelting process!
This means that Fang Yu has to produce more spiritual power naturally from her body in order to avoid the disturbance.
But how can Fang Yu achieve this?
All of her cores cannot be used now as they were all being Smelted, so Fang Yu has to find a different way to produce Spiritual Power naturally.
Luckily for Fang Yu, there was something that her second master, Old Man, left to her.
After Fang Yu succeeded on creating her Essence Cores while she was at the Second Stage, Old Man decided to give Fang Yu some things that will be useful to her.
At that time, Old Man knew that he will be going into a slumber, so he decided to give Fang Yu some of the things that can be of use to her while he was asleep.
One of the things that Old Man gave to Fang Yu was a Technique related to Spiritual Power!
When Fang Yu received this technique, she scoffed a little, as she saw that only when she reached the Third Stage that she can use this technique.
Fang Yu was at Second Stage at that time, so she decided to just keep this technique at the back of her mind.
But now that Fang Yu has reached the Third Stage and that she was also in dire need of more Spiritual Power, Fang Yu decided to use the technique given to her by Old Man!
Even if it will be dangerous, Fang Yu decided to proceed on using this technique, as using this technique will be the only way for Fang Yu to obtain more Spiritual Power!
“Remember my disciple, once you decided to use this technique, there is no going back for you.” Fang Yu remembered Old Man saying these words as he gave Fang Yu the mentioned technique.
“Either you complete this technique and live, or you fail and die.”
This grim reminder was something that Fang Yu can still remember up until now.
Fang Yu used whatever consciousness she had left to scour her mind.
After 10 seconds of frantic searching, she found what she was searching for.
It was a manual that was imprinted by Old Man inside Fang Yu’s mind.
It looked like a brown book, with golden letters adorning its cover.
These golden letters formed a set of words which read,
“Nascent Soul Breathing Technique.”
Fang Yu took a shaky berath as she saw this title.
Before, she was not interested in this technique, so she did not bother reading it.
But now that she needed to use it, she decided to read its contents now.
After using her divine sense to read its contents, Fang Yu realized something.
“This technique… this is just the sequel to the Essence Core Creation Technique!”
After reading its contents, Fang Yu immediately realized why she can only use this technique at least at the Third Stage.
It was because this technique was extremely similar with the Essence Core Creation Technique in terms of their purpose!
The Essence Core Creation Technique was a technique that provides Second Stage Practitioners with Essence Cores.
These Essence Cores are something that was comparable to the Cores that only Third Stage Practitioners have.
Meanwhile, the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique was a technique that provides Third Stage Practitioners with Nascent Souls!
These Nascent Souls are something that was comparable to the Dao/Law Souls that only Fourth Stage Practitioners have!
This characteristic of this technique made Fang Yu realize something.
The Essence Core Creation Technique allows a Second Stage Practitioner to have power comparable to a Third Stage Practitioner, while the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique allows a Third Stage Practitioner to have power comparable to that of a Fourth Stage Practitioner!
“Then this means that if the Essence Core Creation Technique is the Volume I, then the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique is the Volume II….” Fang Yu’s voice then trailed as the mused,
“Then is there a Volume III that will allow me to create a domain while I am in Fourth Stage? Hmm… Knowing that Old Man, it is very likely that he has something like that!”
Fang Yu forcefully repressed her excitement over that ‘Volume III’, as she knew she had to focus on the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique for now.
Just like what was mentioned in the book cover, the Nascent Soul Technique is a breathing technique that will help create a Nascent Soul inside a practitioner’s body!
But what is the thing that must be breathed in to create the Nascent Soul?
According to the manual, it can be the Essence of anything, as long as it conforms with the practitioner’s soul and insights.
This time, this Essence is not something that can be just found in one’s body. This Essence can be the Essence of Water, Essence of Space and many more.
The Nascent Soul Breathing Technique allows a practitioner to breathe in the Essence suitable with their current soul, and use this Essence to create a Nascent Soul!
If a practitioner was highly attuned to the fire Dao/Law, then he must breathe in the Essence of anything related to fire.
Continuous use of the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique will accumulate the Fire Essence inside the practitioner’s body, until there is enough Fire Essence.
This Fire Essence will then be used in the next step.
This next step consists of giving birth to a Nascent Soul from the breathed in Fire Essence!
There are processes recorded in the manual that will help the Fire Essence to turn into a Fire Nascent Soul.
These processes usually involve taking off a very small part of the practitioner’s original soul and planting it inside the breathed in Essence.
In the case of the example practitioner, he must tear off a very small part of his original soul and merge it with the Fire Essence.
This implanted soul will then greedily absorb the Fire Essence around it, increasing its size and power.
Once all the Fire Essence were absorbed, the implanted soul would have transformed already.
The power provided by the Fire Essence will help the implanted soul recover, turning it from just a piece of soul into a clone of the original soul!
All the Fire Essence that it absorbed will also give the implanted soul fire-related attributes!
This clone of the original soul with fire-related attributes is the final product, the Fire Nascent Soul!
From this example, one can already realize why a practitioner must only breathe in the Essence of things that conform to their souls and insights.
If a practitioner who practices Water Dao/Law breathes in Fire Essence and implants a part of his soul into that Fire Essence, the poor practitioner will just be hit by a backlash.
It was because the Water Dao/Law that the said practitioner practiced will be engraved in his original soul, making his soul very amicable to water-related essence only.
So, when a torn-off portion of this water-amicable soul was brought in contact with the Fire Essence, the only logical end will be the destruction of the implanted soul!
This example just shows that there will always be a limitation to each and every practitioner who practices the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique!
And that limitation is that usually, anyone who practices the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique will only be able to create one Nascent Soul, as they only have one Dao/Law that they can practice in their whole lives.
But of course, there are extreme exceptions in this rule.
Fang Xingwei is a good example of that.
Fang Xingwei is Multi-Headed Hydra and her unique ability is that she can comprehend as many Daos and Laws that she wants depending on the amount of the heads she has!
Since Fang Xingwei will grow one head for each Stage she steps in, by the time she steps in the Third Stage she will have three heads, equating to three Daos and Laws!
That means that Fang Xingwei can create 3 Nascent Souls with the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique, as her soul can be amicable to the three types of Essences represented by the Daos and Laws that she comprehended!
And of course, one must not forget Fang Yu too.
With her evolution as the Duality Godly Divine Beast, Fang Yu’s soul was amicable to anything related to the concept of duality!
Ice-Fire, Space-Time, Life-Death and many more! As long as its duality, Fang Yu’s soul will be comfortable with it!
This means that Fang Yu can create as many Nascent Souls that she wants depending on the amount of the Duality Concepts that she currently comprehended!
Right now, Fang Yu had already comprehended the Duality Concepts of Male-Female, Ice-Fire, Life-Death, Space-Time, and Destruction-Creation.
This means that right now, Fang Yu can create 5 Nascent Souls!
And what makes it more mind-numbing was that as long as Fang Yu comprehends more Duality Concepts while she is in Third Stage, she can use these newly comprehended Duality Concepts to create more Nascent Souls!
This means that at the peak of Third Stage, Fang Yu can still have more than 5 Nascent Souls in her arsenal!
But for all of this to be possible, Fang Yu must survive the process of tearing parts from her very own soul!
Tearing off parts from the original soul was after all, the most dangerous part of the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique!