After reaching the third Mustard Seed level, Tang Wulin was already able to control his own spiritual power as if it were an extension of his own body. At the same time, he was able to see extremely minute things with his eyes.
At this moment, his Purple Demon Eyes spiritual power was gushing forth at full force and almost instantly enveloped the entire piece of metal. Faint light began to emanate from the surface of the Goldwater Consonance, and in the face of the external stimulus from his Purple Demon Eyes, it began to emit a buzzing sound. All of a sudden, brilliant blue and golden light erupted, illuminating the entire forging room into the same two colors.
Tang Wulin raised both of his hands at the same time, and his pair of soul refined Heavy Silver Hammers appeared. From a material perspective, these forging hammers definitely weren't exceptional; heavy silver was one of the most ordinary types of uncommon metals.
However, these Heavy Silver Hammers had been with him ever since he had first begun his forging journey, and he had refined them with his own blood, so it could be said that they were connected to him both in heart and in spirit. They had improved alongside him and were the forging hammers that had the greatest synergy with him.
Gentle light was emitting from the surfaces of the two hammers, and it was as if the heavy silver had sprung to life. Tang Wulin didn't even bother to calcine the piece of Goldwater Consonance before his Heavy Silver Hammers came crashing down toward it.
The Heavy Silver Hammers struck the Goldwater Consonance, and the blue and golden light emanating from the piece of metal instantly brightened even further, striking the onlooker with a sense of disorientation.
The Heavy Silver Hammers in Tang Wulin's hands also lit up in the instant that they came into contact with the piece of metal, dazzling with scintillating light while releasing a high and mighty sense of pressure.
In essence, heavy silver wasn't a metal of the same caliber as Goldwater Consonance. In fact, there was a massive disparity between the levels the two metals were on. However, Tang Wulin's Heavy Silver Hammers had already been soul refined, and they were able to instantly exert superiority over the Goldwater Consonance.
His Heavy Silver Hammers fell one after another in a profound manner, and under the illumination of the hammers' silver light, as well as the effect of Tang Wulin's spiritual power, the blue and golden light emanating from the Goldwater Consonance faltered slightly.
"Rotate!" Tang Wulin abruptly roared, and in that instant, even Zhen Hua and Mu Chen's hearts jolted in response. It was as if the blood within their bodies had begun to circulate in a much more violent manner.
Both of them possessed soul cores, and the soul power around their soul cores abruptly began to circulate in a frenzied manner as well, causing a layer of faint soul power light to emanate from their bodies.
What kind of ability was this?
Both Zhen Hua and Mu Chen were feeling quite flabbergasted. They were definitely vastly experienced and knowledgeable individuals, yet never had they encountered anyone who could affect other people's soul power through their voice alone.
While it was indeed true that neither of them had their guard up, Zhen Hua was a Titled Douluo, and Mu Chen was also only one step away from that level. It was quite clear that Tang Wulin was inferior to them when it came to soul power alone, yet he was able to affect their soul power with just a single word. What kind of fearsome ability was this?
It was undoubtedly the case that Tang Wulin had grown at a far faster rate than they had anticipated during the few months that they'd been apart.
Immediately thereafter, an even more peculiar scene unfolded. The light emanating from the Goldwater Consonance, which had originally faltered and become more sluggish, suddenly began to revolve more quickly again in the aftermath of Tang Wulin's abrupt roar.
The light began to revolve like a vortex, and in the beginning, the rotation of the blue and golden light was rather uneven. However, the trajectories of their rotation quickly began to overlap, and the two different colors of light began to combine in an even manner.
This was not a forging technique being employed by Tang Wulin. Instead, it was the effect of a unique innate ability of his; dragon's might!
His spiritual power was an integral part of the intimidation effect of his dragon's might, as Tang Wulin attained his martial soul true body and progressed to the Spirit Domain realm, his Golden Dragon King innate abilities had also been awakened. The addition of dragon's might and dragon's repulse to his repertoire had significantly enhanced his powers, and at the same time, these two innate abilities were applicable in any type of battle.
Tang Wulin raised his Heavy Silver Hammers, and a faint smile appeared on his face. His hammers fell once again, but they seemed to be descending at a very slow speed.
When his Heavy Silver Hammers struck the Goldwater Consonance again, a concentrated string of clangs that were stacked on top of one another immediately rang out. Even with the Stacked Hammers effect, it was impossible to be able to deal so many hammer blows at once.
Zhen Hua could clearly see that in that instant, Tang Wulin had flicked his wrists to inflict three consecutive hammer blows in rapid succession. In addition to the Stacked Hammers effect, this resulted in nine hammer blows, which equated to a total of 18 blows when taking both hammers into account.
This wasn't a particularly remarkable technique; even some spirit refinement level blacksmiths were capable of dealing three hammer blows in rapid succession as Tang Wulin had just done. However, the fact that he had applied this technique to a piece of Goldwater Consonance made it quite noteworthy as this was an indication that he had to be extremely confident.
He had to have completely grasped the special characteristics of the metal before executing this technique, and even a blacksmith of Mu Chen's caliber wouldn't use this type of forging technique lightly on a piece of Goldwater Consonance, particularly not when this technique was also going to be combined with the Stacked Hammers special effect.
Mu Chen was just about to open his mouth to say something, yet right at this moment, a burst of dazzling light suddenly erupted forth.
Golden and blue seemed to have instantly fused as one in that instant, forming a blue and golden pillar of light that rose up into the air.
The forging room was tall enough to allow the light to reach its apex without hitting the ceiling, and it rose up all the way to over 10 feet in height. The blue and golden light was extremely dazzling and filled with vitality, and it was as if it were attempting to fill this entire world.
First-grade thousand refinement! Thousand refinement with spirit!
Mu Chen and Zhen Hua looked on in a flabbergasted manner, and the former nudged the latter with his elbow, as if to ask "can you do that?".
The higher the light rose following the completion of thousand refinement, the higher the caliber of the thousand refinement completed. Just a single foot of light was an indication of first-grade thousand refinement, and it had to be one of a very high standard as well.
Generally speaking, the limit for most metals was five feet of light. It was undoubtedly the case that Goldwater Consonance was a metal of a high enough caliber to break through this limit, but both Mu Chen and Zhen Hua were well aware of just how difficult this metal was to forge.
This type of metal was filled with vitality and could even be described as cheeky and mischievous, so it was very difficult to even complete first-grade thousand refinement on it, let alone thousand refinement with spirit.
Zhen Hua had a rather peculiar look on his face, and he glowered at Mu Chen before nodding his own head as a silent confirmation that he was indeed also capable of this.
As a Divine Blacksmith, he was indeed capable of completing thousand refinement with spirit on a piece of Goldwater Consonance, yet this was only a partial truth; if he wanted to replicate what Tang Wulin had just done, then the preparatory work that he would have to complete in advance and the forging time expended would have to at least be twice that of Tang Wulin. This meant that when it came to thousand refinement of Goldwater Consonance, even a Divine Blacksmith like him was inferior to Tang Wulin.
Mu Chen was unaware of the information that Zhen Hua had withheld, and a sheepish look appeared on his face. He didn't have the ability to accomplish this, so he was naturally feeling a little disgruntled.
Zhen Hua quickly turned back to appraise Tang Wulin with an intense unblinking gaze. He was indeed essentially offering this piece of Goldwater Consonance to Tang Wulin as a gift, but at the same time, he wanted to test Tang Wulin and examine what level his forging had reached. This was very important for him to make a judgment on which path Tang Wulin should take in the future to become a Divine Blacksmith, but he didn't think that Tang Wulin would give him such a massively pleasant surprise from the get-go.
It was undoubtedly the case that the abrupt roar that he had let loose earlier had been the key behind his ability to instantly complete thousand refinement. Following the guidance of his spiritual power, the Goldwater Consonance had reached a profound state of equilibrium for an instant, thereby making its internal vitality circulate in a set pattern and rhythm. It was only after grasping this pattern was Tang Wulin able to complete thousand refinement so quickly.
Regardless of whether it was his creation of this pattern, or his guidance of the Goldwater Consonance, or the timing with which he had completed the thousand refinement, all of these steps had been completed to near perfection.
A layer of faint light surfaced over Tang Wulin's face, and he suddenly leaped up into air before striking his Heavy Silver Hammers down upon the scintillating blue and golden light that had risen up into the air.
The two-colored light was vanquished by the Heavy Silver Hammers, forming a series of halos that proliferated outward, and a low dragon's roar also rang out from within Tang Wulin's mouth.
The dragon's roar was low and faint, but it was relentless and continuous. The dispersed blue and golden light seemed to have been guided by this sound and began to revolve around the piece of Goldwater Consonance, illuminating the piece of metal into the same blue and golden color.
He had just solidified the state of the metal!
Zhen Hua couldn't help but raise an eyebrow upon seeing this. Was there anything that Tang Wulin COULDN'T do?
Right at this moment, Tang Wulin's hammers began to fall at a rapid rate akin to rain falling upon a banana leaf, and the relentless dragon's roar continued to stream out of his mouth.
At the same time, the dragon's roar was constantly maintained within a certain decibel range, and under the influence of this sound, the blue and golden light that was released by the Goldwater Consonance following its thousand refinement continued to linger while revolving around the piece of metal.
This method of forging without allowing the spiritual light to dissipate was something that had been taught to him by Zhen Hua. This method would allow the blacksmith to preserve a piece of metal's vitality to the greatest degree, but it also made the forging process a lot more difficult.
Zhen Hua had told him from the very beginning that it was best not to attempt this method if he didn't possess sufficient spiritual power, and even if he did attain sufficient spiritual power, he had to be careful about when using this method. Every time this method was employed, it would significantly deplete one's spiritual power, and if any mishaps were to occur, it could negatively impact one's mind.Previous Chapter Next Chapter