There were some gray stone-carved tables and chairs in the hall, and some fist-sized green runes scattered around the walls. From time to time, a faint aura was emitted, which illuminated the entire hall.
On a yellow futon in the corner of the hall, a man in a gray robe was sitting on it with his eyes closed, and he was chanting something.
At the same time, a small green sword with a length of 3 meters was constantly circling back and forth above his head as he changed gestures constantly.
A thick but gentle green light emanated from the small sword, depicting the giant head of a green dragon the size of 3 meters in the air.
Seeing this, Liu Ming didn’t dare to disturb him, so he could only stand quietly at the entrance of the hall, watching this scene intently.
This kind of mystic art, which used the sword qi to wrap around the flying sword to draw, seemed to be common, but it was not so easy to control the direction of the sword qi.
After a dozen minutes, a giant dragon with a length of 12 meters roamed in the hall.
But after just a few seconds, as the man in a gray robe suddenly opened his eyes, he made a gesture and uttered “back”.
The dragon’s eyes shone bright, then the 12 meters giant dragon dissipated slowly and disappeared.
The man in a gray robe stood up, waved at Liu Ming with a slight smile to ask him to come over, and sat on a nearby stone chair.
“Liu Ming greets grand elder.” Liu Ming stepped forward and bowed respectfully.
“Nephew Disciple Liu doesn’t have to be so polite. In fact, this time I called you here, mainly because I want to exchange half of your star river sand with my sword mystic art.” The man in a gray robe said bluntly.
“Disciple has already heard from master about this.” Liu Ming replied respectfully.
“Star river sand is a rare forging material. I have been looking for it for a long time. I didn’t expect you to get a bag from Tianmen Secret Realm this time. Speaking of which, the sword mystic art that I exchange with you is related to the star river sand. This mystic art can fuse the star river sand into the true spirit flying sword through special means. In this way, it can not only greatly increase the power of the flying sword, but it can also generate new skill. More importantly, it allows you to forge Sword Maru without having to wait until you reach the Real Pellet State.” The man in a gray robe smiled and said slowly.
“What? I can forge Sword Maru with cultivation below the Real Pellet State?” Even though Liu Ming has always been calm, he couldn’t help but lose his voice.
Once the true spirit flying sword was forged into Sword Maru, it was no longer a magic weapon prototype but a true magic weapon. Not only was it unfathomable, the power difference was a world apart.
But because of this, the other spiritual weapon could be refined into a true magic weapon before one achieved the Real Pellet State, but this was impossible for the true spirit flying sword.
If nothing else, the terrifying sword intent emanating from forging the Sword Maru was simply beyond the control of sword cultivators below the Real Pellet State.
Therefore, only Real Pellet State and above could forge Sword Maru, which was almost a well-known thing among sword cultivators.
This Celestial State esoteric grand elder actually said that this mystic art could let him forge Sword Maru below the Real Pellet State, how could it not surprise Liu Ming.
According to Liu Ming’s original plan, he would only think of forging Sword Maru after condensing the Real Pellet. Otherwise, he wouldn’t forge the void attribute sword pouch in advance.
After all, once the Sword Maru was forged, it needed to be nourished in the sword pouch for decades to truly complete the forge. During this period, he couldn’t simply use the true spirit flying sword, otherwise his previous efforts would be in vain and he had to nourish it for decades again.
If he got this mystic art, he could forge the Sword Maru before condensing the Real Pellet, which could instantly increase his strength.
“Is Nephew Disciple Liu willing to exchange it? I have said that I won’t force you on this.” The man in a gray robe did not directly answer Liu Ming’s question, but he looked at Liu Ming and said lightly.
“Disciple is of course willing!” This time, Liu Ming just thought slightly, and he agreed to it. He took out a gray cloth bag and put it on the stone table.
“Bang“, the heavy gray cloth bag slammed on the stone table.
The man in a gray robe grabbed with one hand easily, then he shook it. The rustling sound came from the cloth bag, then wisps of starlights came from the cloth bag as the opening was loosened.
He took out some sand from the cloth bag, rubbed it in his hand twice, and put it in front of his eyes to examine it carefully. His eyes became more and more excited.
“It’s really star river sand!”
The man in a gray robe immediately laughed heartily after the inspection, then he took out a small purple bottle and flicked at the cloth bag.
A golden glow swept out from the cloth bag as a wisp of starlight flew into the small purple bottle.
After a while, the man in a gray robe stopped the gesture, kept the small purple bottle into his sleeve, nodded with satisfaction and handed the remaining half bag of star river sand to Liu Ming.
Liu Ming took the bag with both hands. After checking that there was half star river sand in the cloth bag, he carefully kept it in the Sumeru Ring again.
“Since I have taken your star river sand, I will hand over this mystic art to you.” The man in a gray robe said, and he took out a slightly broken light blue book from his sleeve and threw it to Liu Ming.
“Thank you Elder Han!”
Liu Ming stretched out his hand to take over the book. He flipped through it roughly and found that most of it were related to smelting flying sword. Some of the handwriting was still fresh as if it was added not long ago, which seemed to be his own experience.
“This book is based on a variety of related mystic arts. I call it “Star River Fusion Sword Art”. Usually, the forging material can only be smelt into the true spirit flying sword after it has been forged into Sword Maru. However, star river sand isn’t ordinary material. You can understand its mystery after reading this book. Also, I want to remind you that after fusing the star river sand, the true spirit flying sword can cast the infinite power of star river, but if you fuse too many, it will affect the spirituality of the flying sword. According to my estimation, only 1/10 of the half bag is enough. You can find out about the method of forging Sword Maru in the Scriptures Pavilion.” The man in a gray robe got up and said a few words to Liu Ming, then he turned and walked towards a stone door at the back of the hall.
“Disciple will remember grand elder’s words.” Liu Ming nodded again and again.
“You’re very talented in sword technique. If you have any questions about sword cultivation, you can come and ask me at any time. Okay, I’m a little tired, you can go now.” The man in a gray robe advised Liu Ming again, then he asked him to leave.
“Thank you grand elder!” Liu Ming was overjoyed when he heard the words, and he didn’t dare to stay any longer. After putting the book in his sleeve, he left the hall after bowing deeply.
After he walked out of Elder Han’s cave house, the gray stone gate behind him slowly closed again, and the green giant sword above the stone gate flashed again and again, releasing waves of soft sword qi.
At this time, Liu Ming felt that the Void Sword in the sword pouch faintly resonated with it.
He didn’t leave immediately, but he touched the sword pouch. A golden light blasted out from the sword pouch and circled in front of the stone gate.
It lasted for about half a quarter of an hour. The green sword qi above the stone gate only softly collided with the pale golden sword qi released by the Void Sword, but nothing else happened.
Liu Ming couldn’t figure it out for a while, so he used finger sword to launch the invisible sword qi to probe, but he still couldn’t understand the mystery of it. He could only shake his head helplessly and kept away the small golden sword. After that, he flew back to his cave house.
At the same time, in the secret room, Elder Han was sitting cross-legged, playing with the small purple bottle in his hand.
“I only heard that Liu Ming’s true spirit flying sword has some special attribute, but I didn’t expect it to trigger enchantment on my stone gate. It seems that he should not be underestimated. For hundreds of years, only Lie Yang’s flying sword can have such power before forging into Sword Maru. It’s a pity that Liu Ming didn’t join the Tianjian Peak to focus on cultivating sword technique.”
After the man in a gray robe muttered a few words to himself, he put the small purple bottle into his sleeve robe, closed his eyes and meditated.
An hour later, Liu Ming returned to his cave house.
After he closed the cave door and activated all the enchantments, he went into the secret room again. He couldn’t wait to read the “Star River Fusion Sword Art”.
After more than half an hour, he put the book aside, frowning slightly and showing a thoughtful look.
According to the records of this book, this kind of mystic art that fused star river sand into flying sword was not complicated. He only had to learn the unique fusion mystic art recorded in the book, which was using the sword qi to specially process the star river sand, then used the sacrificial refine array to integrate it into the true spirit flying sword.
However, this fusion method must be completed once and couldn’t be fused repeatedly.
As Elder Han said before, the amount of star river sand being fused would directly affect the spirituality of the flying sword. If fusing too much, the star power would scatter the flying sword’s sword qi which affected its power.
The portion of 1/10 mentioned by Elder Han was only an approximate weight; it wasn’t very precise, which really gave Liu Ming some headaches.
But fortunately, he could use Illusive Demonic Pupil to forge repeatedly so that he could grasp the appropriate amount of star river sand.
As soon as he thought of this, he continued to read the book.
TL: Can he finish the fusion before going into the Evil Ghost Way?
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