The lifebone pill was something Old Yao refined using the lifebone flower and possessed a much gentler medicinal power. Even so, the medicinal power was still boundlessly powerful for Guo Po.
The lifebone pill was a pill greatly effective at treating muscles and bones. It would be useful to even Saints. Thus, it was understandable that an Astral Realm kid would have a hard time enduring the medicinal power.
As the lifebone pill erupted with its medicinal power, Guo Po's bones were reforged. The pain of having new bones growing in him caused him so much pain he nearly fainted.
"Guard your mind, circulate your energy through your meridians, gather them in your stars, and transform the energy into new bones," said Xiang Shaoyun as he grabbed Guo Po's shoulders and pulled out some of the medicinal power for him.
Guo Po was too weak to fully digest the medicinal power of an entire lifebone pill. Thus, Xiang Shaoyun's assistance was needed. After Xiang Shaoyun extracted some of the medicinal power, the pressure on Guo Po reduced. However, he still suffered the same anguish and pain.
Fortunately, he was stubborn enough to endure the pain. He maintained his consciousness, and even his pair of eyes turned scarlet. The moment his eyes changed color, it was as though he had entered a different state where all the pain was filtered out of his senses.
When Xiang Shaoyun noticed, he muttered in astonishment, "Can the innate unique eyes also help one enter a state of self-forgetfulness?"
The state of self-forgetfulness was an extremely high level of meditation, a state that allowed one to fully empty one's mind, forgetting oneself and the world. Generally, one could only enter this state after reaching the Dragon Ascension Realm.
Xiang Shaoyun had not imagined that Guo Po would be able to rely on his willpower and unique eyes to enter this state and reduce the suffering he had to endure.
The lifebone pill required some time to fully display its effect. After three days and nights, Guo Po was finally done reforging his bones. His condition returned to normal.
His entire body was drenched with sweat. Many impurities had also been expelled from his body. Not only had his body been cleansed, but his bones had also changed. He now had different bones from regular people. When Guo Po opened his eyes, an indescribable radiance swirled in his pupils. The radiance vanished instantly, allowing his consciousness to return.
"Try taking a few steps," said Xiang Shaoyun.
With an expectant look, Guo Po slowly stood up. When he looked at his lame leg, he saw that it was now the same as the other leg. His tears flowed out. Slowly, he walked. He found that his body now had much better balance. He had a hard time adapting to this change.
"Relax a bit. Picture how a normal person walks before imitating it," said Xiang Shaoyun.
Guo Po nodded and did as told. The idea worked. As he walked slowly, he soon found that walking really felt much better than before. Nothing felt improper, and even his cultivation had increased to ninth-stage Astral Realm. He was in disbelief.
"Circulate your energy and get used to it. That way, you will get more used to walking on your new leg. You will be able to live and cultivate like a normal person. You no longer need to care about how others look at you," said Xiang Shaoyun.
Guo Po continued doing as told. Slowly, he adapted to his body's new energy level. Only then did he truly feel that his leg had been fully cured. He couldn't help running.
He ran faster and faster. Eventually, he roared in laughter and said, "Haha, I, Guo Po, am no longer lame!"
His lame leg had given him many bad memories that he had repressed for many years. Finally, he was relieved from them. For him, this was a good thing because keeping and hiding a negative memory for a long time might bring about negative consequences.
Xiang Shaoyun did not stop Guo Po and allowed him to vent. Venting would help clear the dark clouds in his mind and greatly help his future cultivation.
When Guo Po was done venting, he ran back to Xiang Shaoyun and knelt down heavily. He kowtowed and said, "Thank you, master, for giving me a new lease of life."
He had waited too long for today, and his gratefulness for Xiang Shaoyun had reached an extremely high level.
Xiang Shaoyun helped him up and said, "From today onward, stay here and cultivate well. Your master will give you some guidance. Afterward, you will have to rely on yourself. Remember this: as a man, there are things you can and cannot do. Do not think senseless thoughts, or all your hard work would have been for nothing."
"Yes. This disciple obeys," answered Guo Po solemnly.
"Um. Since you're my first disciple, you can't embarrass me, or I'll teach you a lesson," said Xiang Shaoyun sternly.
Guo Po nodded. "Yes, master. This disciple will cultivate hard and not bring shame to your name."
Then, Xiang Shaoyun started instructing Guo Po, building him a solid foundation. He taught Guo Po the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual, Limit Stimulation Technique, and some low-level cultivation tricks that would help reduce his mistakes during cultivation.
Although Guo Po didn't have the Light of Wisdom, he was still very intelligent. He only needed Xiang Shaoyun to repeat a technique twice or thrice, and he would be able to memorize everything.
Xiang Shaoyun spent seven days teaching Guo Po, giving him enough pointers that would probably take him two or three years to fully digest. Next, Xiang Shaoyun had the three birds accompany Guo Po. They would be in charge of both guarding and monitoring his cultivation.
The three birds were now Emperors, so they were more than capable of looking over Guo Po. Additionally, Xiang Shaoyun also had several crippled loyalists instruct Guo Po. That way, he could give them something to do and alleviate the bleakness they felt.
They would definitely be unwilling to just grow old and die like this. Their mood improved considerably after being given a task. This was especially true since they needed to guide Xiang Shaoyun's disciple. They vowed to teach him and make him into the best of his generation.
With that, Xiang Shaoyun left in a relieved fashion. He rushed to the Yao Peak, planning to help Old Yao lay down an energy gathering formation and open up a new farm. Old Yao already had several farms, but most of them were nothing special.
With his identity as a formation grandmaster, Xiang Shaoyun used the yellowvein layered stone and numerous spirit crystals to lay down a formation that could gather thick spiritual energy and help the farm produce better yields.
Old Yao had not imagined that Xiang Shaoyun would also be well-versed in formations. He was incredibly joyful to see how capable Xiang Shaoyun had become.
Just as Xiang Shaoyun was about to have a chat with Old Yao, he received bad news. The Dragon Society's army was coming. He had no choice but to convene a meeting at the main peak with the sect's higher-ups.
"Is the Dragon Society intending to start a war with us?" Xiang Shaoyun muttered with a grave expression.
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