The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 395
Chapter 395: Please Stop, It Hurts
The soul is a vital part of the practitioner’s body and if the soul was greatly damaged, it will bring massive detriments to the poor practitioner.
What was worse was that if the injury on the soul was too much, the practitioner might also die!
This is the risk being undertaken by anyone who practices the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique.
By actually taking off a part of their original soul, they risk injury on their soul.
The good thing was that as long as the portion of the soul removed was small and that the way it was removed was precise, the original soul will only suffer very minor injuries.
But if a practitioner can create 2 or more Nascent Souls, they could not just make 2 Nascent Souls at the same time.
After all, creating 2 Nascent Souls will mean that the practitioner will have to tear off parts of his soul twice!
If the practitioner wanted to create the 2nd Nascent Soul, he must let his soul recover first from the injuries of creating the 1st Nascent Soul.
Only when the original soul has recovered that the practitioner can create his 2nd Nascent Soul.
So in Fang Yu’s case, she could not just create all 5 Nascent Souls at her whim. She can only create 1 for now, and she had to let her soul recover every time she wanted to create one more.
Well, Fang Yu was fine with this, as she was already feeling burdened by her current situation right now. She estimates that the best she can do right now wit her current mental state was to barely create 1 Nascent Soul.
“I have to succeed!” Fang Yu muttered as she felt more and more of her spiritual power being used up.
The amount of spiritual power that a practitioner usually has depends on the quality and amount of souls that this practitioner has.
In Fang Yu’s case, her Yin Soul and Yang Soul already gave her massive amounts of spiritual power.
But even this amount of spiritual power was not enough to let her finish the Smelting Process.
But once Fang Yu creates 1 Nascent Soul, she would have gained more Spiritual Power that will be of much help to her!
Fang Yu took a deep breath as she immediately started the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique.
The first thing that she did was to limit the rate of her Smelting Process so that she can reserve her remaining Spiritual Power.
By limiting the rate of the Smelting Process, Fang Yu can focus the remains of her Spiritual Power on the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique.
Fang Yu knew that she had to finish creating her Nascent Soul quickly, as she needed to produce her Nascent Soul before her Spiritual Power fully depletes.
“Since I need to do it quick, then I will just absorb the Essence of the nearest thing to me!”
With all the duality concepts that she had comprehended already, the one that Fang Yu was the most familiar with was the Ice-Fire Duality Concept.
Not only that, but the 2 objects highly related to the Ice-Fire Duality Concept was right in front of her.
Fang Yu gazed as the Pure Yang Universe Flame floating in front of her and at the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice that was currently in her dantian.
One dilemma of anyone who uses the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique was the quality of the object where they get the Essence from.
Only objects with high quality can give more Essence to a practitioner.
This means that if a practitioner tries to breathe in Fire Essence just from a normal fire, the amount of Essence that he will get will be extremely low.
If that practitioner wants to get more Fire Essence, he must use fire with better quality.
This problem was one of the reasons why Old Man did not teach the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique to others casually, as finding resources to provide the needed Essence was hard to find in the Universe.
But Old Man was fine on giving the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique to Fang Yu, as he knew that she has the needed resources for her Essences.
These resources were exactly the Pure Yang Universe Flame and the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice!
One should know that these two objects are one of the rarest things in the whole Universe, and obtaining just one of them can be considered to be a great luck.
With that kind of rarity and quality, the amount of Essence that can be found inside them will surely be enough to satisfy Fang Yu’s requirement!
Now, she only need to accumulate enough Essence from these two objects, and then she can start with the next step.
Fang Yu then closed her eyes as she strengthened her mental connection with these 2 objects.
To start the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique, a practitioner must first use the insights that he had to connect with the object that he will absorb the Essence from.
In Fang Yu’s case, she used her Duality Concepts to fully connect with the Pure Yang Universe Flame and with the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice.
Fang Yu’s mind was tranquil as she slowly melded her mind and consciousness with the Pure Yang Universe Flame and the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice.
Fang Yu felt extremely serene as she became more and more connected with the 2 objects. This state will continue until Fang Yu has fully connected with the 2 objects.
“Hum……..” Fang Yu’s body then trembled, as she suddenly felt like she was a part of the Pure Yang Universe Flame and the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice! Fang Yu also realized that right now, she could feel all the changes happening inside the Pure Yang Universe Flame and Pure Yin Cosmic Ice.
All the sensations that Fang Yu just felt right now made her realize that she… she felt one and whole with them.
Fang Yu has done it, she had fully connected with them!
“There it is!”
When Fang Yu felt that she had already fully resonated with the 2 objects, she opened her mouth, and then she took a deep breath.
This time, it was not only air that entered Fang Yu’s mouth.
If one will look closely, they will see that from there is a golden stream coming out of the Pure Yang Universe Flame and a bluish-white stream coming out of the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice.
Both of these streams entered Fang Yu’s mouth and started to coalesce inside Fang Yu’s body.
These 2 streams were the Fire Essence of the Pure Yang Universe Flames and the Ice Essence of the Pure Yin Cosmic Ice.
Fang Yu continued circulating the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique as she collected more and more of the Fire and Ice Essences.
After exactly 30 minutes of continuous Essence Breathing, Fang Yu felt that she already reached the limit of the possible Fire and Ice Essence that she could absorb.
“Combine!” Fang Yu uttered these words as she willed the Fire and Ice Essence to join together.
Fang Yu’s insights on Duality requires her always join two objects that were in duality in each other. In this case, she has to combine the Ice and Fire Essence so that they will fit her insights in Duality.
Fang Yu took a shaky breath as she felt slightly nervous. What she was about to do next will be dangerous, and it will require her utmost concentration to perform it.
Fang Yu closed her eyes as she focused on inspecting her own soul.
Just by looking at it, Fang Yu could see that even her soul was following the concept of Duality, as she could see that her original soul was the combination of her Yin Soul and her Yang Soul.
Fang Yu gulped slightly as she slowly approached her soul.
Within the manual of the Nascent Soul Breathing Technique, there was a section there telling Fang Yu the method that she can use to split off a part of her soul.
For this method to work, Fang Yu first has to be able to freely manipulate her soul.
If it was a normal practitioner, this part will be also difficult for them. They had to meditate for around an hour before they could fully connect with their soul.
But Fang Yu had no problems with this, as the Glaistig Divine Beast Bloodline provided Fang Yu the freedom to freely manipulate her soul.
Since ghosts are just a type of soul and the Glaistig can freely manipulate ghosts, then the Glaistig to some extent can manipulate souls too. This attribute was what allowed Fang Yu to freely control her soul.
“My soul is now a piece of paper…” Using her imagination, Fang Yu compared her soul to a piece of pristine white paper. She visualized this paper in her mind, and she made this paper somehow the representation of her soul.
Whatever Fang Yu did to this imaginary paper in her mind, it will also happen to her soul.
Now that she had this image in her mind, Fang Yu focused on the lower-right corner of the imaginary paper.
She then gritted her teeth as she decisively tore off a portion of this lower-right corner of the imaginary paper!
“Rip….” As she willed this thing to happen on the imaginary paper, Fang Yu saw that a portion of her soul was also being torn off at this very moment!
It was as if the very act of tearing off a portion of the imaginary paper was also affecting her soul!
This was the power of the visualization that Fang Yu had, but it will be only effective if Fang Yu had complete control over her soul, which she also had.
As long as she completely tears of that corner of imaginary paper, Fang Yu will also succeed on tearing off the portion of the soul that she needed to use.
But the problem was that this tearing off process was accompanied by a very excruciating pain.
After all, the mutilating the soul was akin to mutilating the body. It will always be painful.
But the pain from mutilating the soul was exponentially higher than the pain on mutilating one’s body. That was also the reason why the soul was kept inside the body. It was done in order to protect the soul from injuries and possible pain.
“Fk, fk, fk! Fkity, fkity, fk, f**k!”
Tears began to appear in Fang Yu’s eyes as she wanted the pain to go away.
She knew that if she stops tearing off her soul right now, the pain will be gone.
But she did not dare do it, as the manual mentioned that if Fang Yu stops on tearing a part from her soul halfway through, she will immediately die.
This meant that even with the pain she was feeling right now, Fang Yu has no choice but to continue what she was doing.
“Ah! It hurts! It hurts!” Fang Yu wailed inwardly as the pain continued assaulting her mind and body.
“Don’t black out, don’t black out, don’t black out….” Fang Yu chanted these words as she knew that once she falls unconscious, she will immediately die.
“Don’t black out…”