Chapter 1260: An Insight on Upgrading to +14

Rotating in the air above Bai Yunfei’s palm, the Cataclysmic Seal was no longer the shape of a rectangular brick. It was now a small crimson stamp that radiated a fearsome heat.

This time, Bai Yunfei decided to alter the shape of the Cataclysmic Seal so that it could live up to its name.

Of course, the shape of the soul armament was just a small detail in comparison to the real changes. The biggest change, was of course, its stats.

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Fire, Metal, Earth
Upgrade Level: +13
Attack: 5000
Additional Attack: 11000
Soul Compatibility: 100%
Equipment Effect: 5% Chance to inflict Confusion for 3 seconds (10% Chance if the head is struck).
10% Chance to stun the target for 5 seconds (20% Chance if the head is struck).
50% Chance to hurl the target.
Effects cannot be stacked.
Cooldown of 5 seconds.
+10 Additional Effect: 30% Chance to activate 'Constricting Flames'. Decrease mobility by 30%  for up to 10 seconds.
Cooldown of 1 minute.
+12 Additional Effect: Create a barrier made of earth. The power of the barrier is linked to the soulforce given. Total defense of the barrier cannot exceed the attack of the weapon. 
(Ineffective against mind-based attacks).
+13 Additional Effect: Magnify the size of this weapon. Attack remains the same. Can be controlled remotely.
Upgrade Requirement: 300 Soulpoints

Reforging the Cataclysmic Seal had seen to the soul armament becoming a Mid-heaven tier soul armament. Its attack had increased, but the biggest thing Bai Yunfei noted was that it no longer had a ‘special’ and ‘regular’ form. And the three additional effects of its regular form was now a single equipment effect.

This was a first for Bai Yunfei. “Does this change have to do with it being reforged? The Cataclysmic Seal is no longer a soul armament with two forms, but a proper heaven-tier soul armament…”

He didn’t really care for why the changes had occurred. Since nothing bad had happened, he found it pointless to look for the reason for the change.

There was one more change Bai Yunfei noted in the soul armament, one that didn’t relate to the change in the stats. Something within the Cataclysmic Seal itself was different. This sensation was…a spirit!!

Yes!! He could sense the spirit of an armament! It was weak, but it was definitely there!

He glanced over to Heavenfire, “I think I can sense…”

“Haha, you can sense it?” Heavenfire laughed, “We succeeded. The Cataclysmic Seal’s ‘spirit’ has been strengthened to the point where you can sense it. The result is much better than I expected, in fact…”

“Then…if I can upgrade it to +14, will the Cataclysmic Seal have a true spirit?”

“It’s possible without upgrading, if you’re inclined to wait for a hundred years to have the Cataclysmic Seal naturally gain sentience. I believe if you upgrade it there’ll be a sixty percent chance.”

“Sixty percent?” Bai Yunfei muttered, “That’s above fifty, which means it’s a good chance to take. Let’s do it!!”

It was simply a prospect far too enticing. Personally creating a Regalia? How could he refuse? The Cataclysmic Seal started off as a simple brick all the way up to this point. But he wouldn’t regret anything even if it failed to gain a spirit if it was upgraded to +14. There was a chance he could upgrade it to +15 in the future, and it’d definitely become a Regalia by that point!

He felt almost impatient to upgrade the Cataclysmic Seal. Waving his left hand, the +14 Guaranteed Upgrade Stone appeared for him to take.

“Phew…”

As he exhaled, Bai Yunfei felt all superfluous exit his mind. Wholly concentrated on his task, Bai Yunfei raised the Cataclysmic Seal in his right hand to the Guaranteed Upgrade Stone in his left.

“Upgrade.”

“Bzz…”

The air in front of him buzzed as an invisible energy erupted from the Guaranteed Upgrade Stone. Immediately, the stone shattered apart into dust to flow into the Cataclysmic Seal… 

Upgrade Successful
Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Fire, Earth
Upgrade Level: +14

“……”

The stats of the Cataclysmic Seal flew into Bai Yunfei’s mind at once, but that wasn’t what he was paying attention to. His eyes flashed several times as he laid there, entranced by the feeling of upgrading.

Aside from upgrading the Cataclysmic Seal to +14, there was something else Bai Yunfei was looking forward to. The feeling of upgrading. It was possible to gain an additional insight on the Upgrade Technique.

And so Bai Yunfei was entirely immersed in the sensation. He had been in that state ever since the upgrade stone had turned to dust and was lost to the world.

Filled with the sensation brought by the energy when upgrading, Bai Yunfei began to experience new sensations he never felt before. It filled him with energy that made him desire for more. He wanted to seek out the pattern to this energy and the source of where it came from.

Moments passed as Bai Yunfei went through the motions of upgrading. The white light from the upgrade stone was slowly being infused in the Cataclysmic Seal and imbibing it with its energy. To Bai Yunfei, the insights were getting harder to focus on. The clues were progressively decreasing in amount and so it made it hard for Bai Yunfei to gain even more insights to focus on… 

……

As Bai Yunfei laid immersed in his thoughts, Heavenfire stood beside him with a slugged expression. He watched as the air crackled with energy while Bai Yunfei was suspended in it, his eyes constantly flashing with multicolored light.

“What…a complicated amount of laws…this is the law of it all, the Planar Laws! Heavens…he’s managed to grab hold of one of the most fundamental laws!!”

……

In his ultra-focused state, Bai Yunfei could feel an indescribable energy fill the entirety of his right hand. It was indescribable, but paradoxically, he knew what it meant. It meant that the Cataclysmic Seal was finished being upgraded.

The prismatic light faded away from his eyes as the strange energy faded away. He raised his left hand and swiped at the escaping energy at once.

His right hand gave up the Cataclysmic Seal. Like lightning, he grabbed hold of a white slip and brought it to his now-withdrawn left hand as if to rub the two together… 

His actions were fluid as if he had practiced that sequence thousands of times.

Knowing that the strange energy was close to being gone, Bai Yunfei focused as hard as he could on it before grunting underneath his breath: “Upgrade!’

The strange energy from before remerged in his left hand to flow straight into the right. But he could also see the strange energy shifting erratically as if it was quickly being destabilized and destroyed.

In a moment where his instincts triumphed over everything else, Bai Yunfei raised his left hand up and plucked at the air above his right hand… 

Upgrade Successful
Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: None
Upgrade Level: +13
Aditional Attribute: +120 Luck
Soul Compatibility: 60%
Equipment Effect: 60% Increase in the rate of cultivation.
+10 Additional Effect: Double the chance of an equipment or additional effect activating.
+12 Additional Effect: Reset the cooldown of any equipment's effect back to zero.
Cooldown of 1 hour.
+13 Additional Effect: 300% Increase in the rate of cultivation.
Upgrade Requirement: 150 Soulpoints


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