Chapter 538: A Change!


From the time when he finished crafting the low-heaven tier soul armament to today, Bai Yunfei had only one day left until his next class.

In this entire time of ‘vacation’, Bai Yunfei hadn’t even stepped a single step from his room, and neither did Zheng Kai come to see him. Though after almost an entire week of not seeing Bai Yunfei, Zheng Kai was practically dying of curiosity at what in the world Bai Yunfei was doing.

    ……

In Bai Yunfei’s room in the western parts of Zheng manor.

Bai Yunfei was seated crossed-legged on his bed, though his face was looking fatigued. His eyes were a little sunken in, and his entire body was radiating with red light as he stared intensively at the golden object in his left hand.

While his left hand held the golden glove in it, his right hand was a mere two inches above it with five fingers slightly arched over it, as if manipulating something with each finger twitch. Soulforce was streaming from his body into the glove, but the flow was slightly irregular.

His actions had been practically zero, and it was unknown just how long Bai Yunfei had been in such a state. After a long amount of time, he finally opened his bloodshot eyes. His right arm dropped down to his side as the glove started to emit a transparent ripple of light around it. It was barely discernible to the naked eye and was practically invisible if one wasn’t looking for it.

Sighing, Bai Yunfei dropped his head, allowing the pooled sweat on his forehead to be wiped away before he looked back to the glove.

Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal
Upgrade Level: +10
Attack: 2100
Defense: 2200
Additional Attack: 1000
Additional Defense: 1100
Soul Compatibility: 60%
Equipment Effect: Increase damage dealt to wood-type enemies by 20%.
+10 Additional Effect: 30% Chance to deal 300% damage with the next strike. 
Cooldown of 1 minute.
Upgrade Requirement: 120 Soulpoints

A string of notifications popped up in his mind shortly afterwards, prompting Bai Yunfei to smile even more at it.

After spending nearly an entire week, Bai Yunfei had finally manually upgraded the glove to +10.

It sounded a little strange just thinking about it. Taking a week to get to +10? It normally took him just a few minutes to do that, so why a week this time?

It was simple. The reason why it took him all but a week to upgrade these gloves to +10 was because….he was manually upgrading it--he wasn’t using the Upgrade Technique!

From +1 to +10, this golden glove had been manually ‘upgraded’ by him!!

The moment he learned that he could upgrade the glove manually, Bai Yunfei didn’t stop for a moment to try and upgrade it even more. Without rest or stop, Bai Yunfei attempted many a times. He ‘failed’ several times to upgrade the gloves, but in the end, he managed to reach +10 without once using the Upgrade Technique!

“Triple attack?” He was elated to see such an effect on the glove; the ability to attack with three times the strength! This was an extraordinary effect. Something he wanted to try. If for example, he were to activate its effect when using the Eighty-one Fold Fist Force, then…..just how strong would the outcome be?

“And….” A smile crawled onto his face, “60% Soul compatibility!! This is a soulbound armament!!”

The glove started out having about 20% soul compatibility when it started. And after it became +10, it gained another 40%!

In normal times, upgrading an item to +10 with the Upgrade Technique would see to the soul compatibility rising by around 10% usually. This was a huge difference!

Was it because of the unusual circumstances behind the creation of this soul armament? Or was it because of his ‘upgrading method’? Or was it because of the two reasons combined….

But now Bai Yunfei had yet another soulbound armament to his arsenal!

He rested for a moment first before refocusing on his work. Now wasn’t the time for him to stop, he had to keep on going.

From here, the most important part of his research was about to start….

Shaking his right hand, an upgrade stone was taken out from his space ring.

Unique Equipment
Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: None
Equipment Effect 1: Allow the successful upgrade of any equipment +11 and under once.
Equipment Effect 2: Increase the tier of an equipment when crafting by one (Low-heaven tier being the highest).
Cannot be upgraded.

This. This was a +11 Guaranteed Upgrade Stone!! And the most precious upgrade stone had in his possession!

Biting his lips, Bai Yunfei hesitated for a moment, thinking about if he should really try to use it on the glove.

But in the end, “Upgrade!”

This time, he was using the Upgrade Technique!

There was a flash of white light as the upgrade stone was reduced to ‘white smoke’. Swirling around his left hand, the white smoke slowly begun to drain into the golden glove in his left hand.

Upgrade Successful
Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal
Upgrade Level: +11
Attack: 2100
Defense: 2200
Additional Attack: 1300
Additional Defense: 1400
Soul Compatibility: 70%
Equipment Effect: Increase damage dealt to wood-type enemies by 20%.
+10 Additional Effect: 30% Chance to deal 300% damage with the next strike. 
Cooldown of 1 minute.
Upgrade Requirement: 120 Soulpoints

Bai Yunfei didn’t care for the notifications running through his head. As soon as the white smoke was drained into the glove, Bai Yunfei’s eyes were staring closely at the glove and trying to feel for what was going on inside it.

For a good while, Bai Yunfei’s eyes remained closed as he ruminated.

Then suddenly, his eyes flew open, his eyes were completely unfocused! As if he had just seen something, his eyes looked as if they had glazed over.

Almost absent-mindedly, he took out another upgrade stone, one that was the size of his fist as he looked at the glove.

Unique Equipment
Equipment Grade: High Earth
Elemental Affinity: None
Equipment Effect 1: Increase the chance of success when upgrading by 700%. Effect cannot be stacked with the effect of another item.
Equipment Effect 2: Increase the chance of success when crafting by 500%. Effect cannot be stacked with the effect of another item.
Cannot be upgraded.

It was an ‘ordinary’ upgrade stone, one he had gotten from the warehouse of Tianhun Academy. But only just one.

If he had taken out the upgrade stone now, that must’ve meant he was….

As if following a plan of some sort, Bai Yunfei pressed the upgrade stone in his right hand over to his left hand. With a slightly aloof voice, he spoke aloud, “Upgrade.”

He was going to try and upgrade the golden glove!!

The upgrade stone he was using right now wasn’t a Guaranteed Upgrade Stone, it was just an ordinary one!! Even with the stone increasing the chance of success by 700%, would it be enough to get the glove to +12? Even with that increase, it would still surely be hard….

If he failed, then this soulbound armament would be reduced to dust!

    ……

The upgrade stone turned to smoke as it surrounded the glove again. As it was being absorbed into the glove, it started to shine white in light.

Bai Yunfei’s eyes were still a little hazy, though he was still staring at the glove in his hand. His face was devoid of any emotions, making him seem very strange to look at.

Two seconds later, the white smoke had entirely drifted into the glove. Golden light started to shine out from the glove, though it was spasmodic as if something was going wrong!

Upgrade Fai--

Failed!! This upgrade attempt failed! A power soul armament was going to be reduced to dust and ashes in less than a second….

But in that one moment, Bai Yunfei’s eyes suddenly shined with a brilliant gleam of light! As if anticipating such a result, his right hand flew forward to two inches above his left hand. In that split moment, it felt as if something sort of invisible entity was being invoked….

His movements had been fast enough that even the ‘failure notification’ that popped up in his mind hadn’t yet fully read out the two words of failure!

It seemed as if the notification came to a halt in his mind with that moment. And then, the glove started to emit a golden light ten times stronger than before!

Upgrade Successful
Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal
Upgrade Level: +12
Attack....


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