After feeling the abundant mental power in the sea of consciousness, Liu Ming sat up, shook off the dust on his clothes with spiritual power and rubbed the aching forehead.
After a short rest, he took out a fiery red ring and a water blue flag appeared.
He didn’t have the time to check these 2 magic weapon prototypes that he got from the giant beast’s belly. It would become more and more dangerous in the upper realm ruins, so it was very necessary to increase his strength now.
These 2 things, like the Bitter Wheel Sword, were the array eyes of the Four Sides Qingluo Array. They should be at the same level, but they were obviously not as handy as the Bitter Wheel Sword.
However, a simple sacrificial refine, they could still be used to defend when facing powerful enemies.
As Liu Ming thought so, he set his gaze at the fiery red ring, spouted a black light and flicked a series of symbols at it. Black light surrounded the ring and slowly refined it.
The fiery red ring suddenly lit up with a dazzling red glow. The 36 layers of red spirit patterns were buzzing endlessly.
While refining the fiery red ring, he spouted another black light at the water blue flag and pointed his finger at it.
In the following time, Liu Ming used multitasking to sacrificial refine both magic weapon prototypes simultaneously.
His mental power had increased by a lot now, which could be useful in this sacrificial refine.
A few days later, a white jade boat passed by an uninhabited mountain range. Liu Ming leaned on the cabin. While carefully comprehending the True Spirit Scripture in his hands, he used Divine Thought to be aware of the situation of hundreds of miles around.
2 days ago, after he slightly sacrificially refined the 2 magic weapon prototypes. He immediately started rushing to the ruin that Lan Si said.
Although he also thought about regrouping with Jin Tianci and others, he didn’t know their whereabouts now. Qiu Longzi and others were a little too far away from him. If he went back and forth, the secret treasure would probably be been taken away.
Nothing special along the way. He just silently pondered the blood shield technique on the True Spirit Scripture on the flying boat.
This technique required the cultivator to extract a part of his own blood essence for refining every day, and the refined blood would be stored and formed a special shield embryo. It usually hid in the sea of consciousness.
When facing the enemy, it could instantly condense a mighty blood shield. Not only it could protect him, it could replenish his blood when he was in serious injury, which was very pratical.
This kind of technique seemed to be somewhat similar to Venerable Kui Mu’s Withered Tree Revive or Wen Zeng’s Vitality Rejuvenation Spell, but since it was cast with his own blood, there wasn’t any resistance or hidden danger for using it. Its healing power was of course significantly inferior to the first 2.
As for the specific power of the blood shield, it mainly depended on the amount of blood that the cultivator stored.
According to the scriptures, the amount of blood essence required for the first sacrificial refine was relatively more than the following times. However, if the cultivator did not care about his own body and forcibly extracted too much blood essence, it might lead to the loss of vitality and blood. Therefore, this technique was more difficult to practice in the early stage while the later stage was relatively easy.
If there were some physically tyrannical cultivators, they could extract blood more in a day. After consistent effort, they could refine the basic shield in just a few days.
In addition, the limit of blood essence that this shield embryo could store was 50% of the caster’s blood. According to Liu Ming’s estimation, with his physical body, the complete blood shield could defend against a full blow of the Real Pellet State later stage without taking damage.
If his physical body became stronger and stronger, the condensed blood shield might even block the attack of the Celestial State.
After carefully comprehending for several hours, Liu Ming put away the animal skin book. He sat in the middle of the flying boat, released the 4 True Spirit Orbs and condensed a gray enchantment that enveloped the Daiyue Jade Boat.
After setting up the defense, he took out a small sword and cut a long and narrow wound on his palm. He channeled spiritual power to force out his blood essence.
After more than a dozen seconds, the blood essence was about half a bowl. Under the control of his spiritual power, it condensed into an inch-sized bloody sphere in the air.
Seeing this, Liu Ming launched symbols according to the method written in the scripture. The blood spun in the air and gradually formed a thumb-sized bloody bead.
At this moment, Liu Ming made a few obscure chants, then he spouted a bloody light and swallowed the bloody bead.
Liu Ming only felt a heat in his body, then there was no other abnormal feeling.
When he scanned his body with Divine Thought, he was surprised to find that the thumb-sized bloody bead was spinning slowly in the sea of consciousness.
The bead was entangled by wisps of bloody light that looked like a bloody mist. It was pulsing as the bloody bead spun.
With a thought, he used Divine Thought to touch the bloody bead from time to time, but it had no effect.
In this way, in the next few days, Liu Ming would release this bloody bead from the sea of consciousness every day and integrate it with his blood essence.
After about 6 days of sacrificial refine, the bloody bead in the sea of consciousness had undergone some changes. Now it looked like a red miniature round shield.
On this day, Liu Ming opened his eyes and suddenly stretched his arms forward. He hurriedly made a gesture and uttered, “Cast!”.
There was a low and inaudible muffled sound in his sea of consciousness, and the small bloody shield spewed out of his mouth and floated in front of him.
The small bloody shield burst open under his tap, and strands of blood essence swarmed out and turned into flickering bloody lights.
After 2 seconds, the light condensed into a faint bloody light curtain around Liu Ming’s body. “Oh? That’s the blood shield technique.”
Liu Ming flicked his finger and launched an invisible spiral sword qi at the bloody light curtain.
A strange scene happened!
The spiral sword qi didn’t penetrate the bloody light curtain, but it only cause a ripple.
After thinking for a while, he threw a fist again. After trembling slightly, the light curtain recovered as if it was unscathed.
Liu Ming nodded. Although he used less than 10% of his strength in these 2 attacks, the effect was very satisfactory. It was enough to save his life at a critical time.
As he changed gesture, the bloody light curtain turned back into the mini shield. Its color was dimmer than when it was cast. It flashed and entered his body.
It was so smooth for him to cultivate the blood shield technique, which made Liu Ming overjoyed.
Originally, he was worried that the amount of blood essence could not be controlled well for the first time, which would lead to the poor effect of the blood shield. However, with this experience, he continued to sacrificial refine this small shield in the next few days when he was free.
On this day, Liu Ming finally came to a vast white snow land.
This was a remote place marked on the map. It should be uninhabited, but along the way, he had encountered several fierce battles, including Beastkin Clan and human races.
It seemed that many people knew that there were treasures in this snow land.
When Liu Ming encountered these battles on the road, he ignored them all and avoided them, just hurrying on his own way.
However, there was still a little doubt in his mind, because the cultivators who fought were mainly from the Middle Sky Continent and the Savage Wild Continent. He had never seen a single demon or other alien race.
As Liu Ming’s flying boat continued to fly forward, the flat snow land below became steeper and steeper. Tall and straight snow-capped mountains began to appear.
He quickly released Divine Thought, and he found that there was a huge snow mountain with a height of 10,000 meters in front of him. There was a faint burst of spiritual power fluctuations nearby.
After he flew closer, he found that a large number of humans and beastkins were occupying both sides of the snowy mountain. The humans were in the southeast, and the beastkins were in the northwest corner.
Liu Ming put away the Daiyue Jade Boat, stayed in the air for a while and went to the human side.
After he flew for more than 10 miles, he passed through a seemingly ordinary space. Suddenly, fluctuations like water ripples spread out.
Liu Ming only felt that the scene in front of him was blurred, then he found himself in an open green valley.
There were only a few layers of white snow accumulated on the peaks on both sides of the valley. The entire valley was verdant
At this moment, a yellow escape light and a green escape light were rushing toward Liu Ming.
Seeing this, Liu Ming raised his brows slightly, and he immediately stopped.
“Who is it? How dare you break into the Human Alliance!” Amidst the cloud of yellow mist, an old man with drooping eyebrows dressed as a Haoran Academy disciple shouted loudly.
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