Chapter 841: A First Look Into A Mystery, and the Purifying Earring (End of Book Six)

Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Lightning, Wind
Upgrade Level: +10
Attack: 2400
Additional Attack: 1300
Soul Compatibility: 60%
Equipment Effect 1: Enable the ability of flight by consuming soulforce.
Equipment Effect 2: 30% Chance to drop a bolt of lightning on target when attacking. Lightning bolt has 50% of the equipment's attack.
Cooldown of 10 seconds.
+10 Additional Effect; Grant mirror image of identical attack power with the next attack in exchange for soulforce.
Cooldown of 1 minute.
Upgrade Requirement: 160 Soulpoints

The violet light shining from the sword wasn’t even gone when the stats were already appearing in Bai Yunfei’s mind.

The Heaven’s Thunder was finally +10!

Bai Yunfei didn’t pay too much attention to the +10 additional effect though. He had his eyes closed now as if trying to think hard about something.

After a period of silence, he opened his eyes in understanding, but also in confusion. There was some sort of mystery he was close to unraveling.

He shook his head.

Turning to Xiao Fang, Bai Yunfei had a confused look on his face, “Xiao Fang, what did you say a moment ago? Law of Thunder? Whats that?”

Xiao Fang had gone silent after it uttered those words, perhaps in realization of the fact that he wasn’t to disturb Bai Yunfei during such a crucial time. But when Bai Yunfei asked Xiao Fang the question, Xiao Fang’s image flickered out of sight to reappear in front of Bai Yunfei. It studied the Heaven’s Thunder in Bai Yunfei’s hand for a good moment before responding.

“I…I felt the Planar Laws just now! And this time, it was the Law of Thunder! Yunfei, you…how can you even draw in the Laws of Thunder?! But how?! This doesn’t make any sense at all!”

“The Planar Law of Thunder!” Bai Yunfei exclaimed, “You’re saying that the power I felt when I upgraded the flying sword was from the Law of Thunder?”

“If I’m not wrong, then that was without a doubt the Planar Law of Thunder!” Xiao Fang repeated in confirmation, “How do you not know?”

Bai Yunfei shook his head, he was as confused as Xiao Fang. “I see now…when I upgraded the sword to +10, the Planar Law of Thunder appeared. In that case, the +10 additional effect was something that the Law of Thunder bestowed on it?

“Xiao Fang,” Bai Yunfei asked, “Did it appear only during the final moments of me upgrading? And…Law of Thunder…is that just one of the many different types of Planar Laws?”

“That’s the only time I felt it. In the last moments. It was only for a split-second too.” Xiao Fang confirmed.

“Of course the Law of Thunder is one of the Planar Laws…It’s one of the collective Laws under the Laws of Truth. In other words, these ‘Planar Laws’ are the source of the Laws of Truth. It seems like your ‘Upgrade Technique’ relies upon the Laws of Truth to bestow upon the soul armament an ‘additional effect’. Now that I think about it, when you were upgrading the Core Stone, I could feel one of the Planar Laws appear then too. If I had to put my finger on it, then it was probably the True Law of Space. This is crazy. I’m not even sure if I understand this.”

Though it was all speculation, Bai Yunfei could see Xiao Fang was still very clearly bewildered by everything.

“Isn’t it just…too inconceivable? Your ‘Upgrade Technique’ being able to draw upon the different Laws from the Laws of Truth? How can it do something like that even…”

Bai Yunfei was pensive. He already knew from earlier observations that his Upgrade Technique had something to do with the Planar Laws, but the ‘Laws of Truth’ was something new to him in regards to the Upgrade Technique. He was more or less convinced that the ‘additional effect’s were being bestowed onto the soul armament by the ‘Laws of Truth’ now. 

He didn’t understand, but that didn’t mean Bai Yunfei wouldn’t be able to take advantage of it either. He was aware of its existence now, for better or for worse, so he wouldn’t need to be making half-guesses now.

Afterwards, Bai Yunfei asked Xiao Fang a little more about the Planar Laws and the Laws of Truth, but Xiao Fang didn’t really know much. It was still a substantial amount of information to take in. For example, Bai Yunfei learned that one had to be a Soul Emperor in order to even start touching upon the Laws of Truth, and that only a Soul Saint would be able to start exercising control over them. The more the thought about it in that aspect, the more Bai Yunfei was convinced that he should forget about it for now.

After letting his mind drift off to think about every new piece of information, Bai Yunfei decided to think about the mysteries he had just learned about in regards to the Upgrade Technique. 

There wasn’t enough he learned to pt into practice, so it took a moment before Bai Yunfei turned his attention to the Heaven’s Thunder.

“Let’s take this for a ride first.”

Twitching a finger, Bai Yunfei had the Heaven’s Thunder float up next to him. In a flash, he was up onto the sword and standing upright on the blade’s flat surface.

“Whoosh!!” In a burst of violet light, the sword took off into the skies.

It was like a violet meteor traveling through the skies as the Heaven’s Thunder took Bai Yunfei through the Core World. Flying around a mountain in practically no time at all, Bai Yunfei directed the flying sword with a gleeful smile on his face. The speed of the Heaven’s Thunder was tremendously faster than the Tempest Sword.

That meant the Tempest Sword would most likely be retired after this.

But of course, Bai Yunfei hadn’t created the Heaven’s Thunder solely for the purpose of using it to fight… 

Pushing his soulforce into the sword, he pointed it towards the direction of a large mountain a few hundred meters away.

“Bzz…”

The Heaven’s Thunder vibrated for a moment before a beam of violet light shot forth from the sword’s tip. There was only a ‘pcht’ as the beam of light easily speared straight through the mountain like it was made of tofu.

With another wave of his hand, Bai Yunfei had the Heaven’s Thunder fly up and down like the beating of a butterfly’s wing. Spinning in every direction and shooting beams of light everyone, Bai Yunfei looked ecstatic at the sensation.

The Heaven’s Thunder was quite a powerful tool even for combat, it would seem.

“And now for the last test: the additional effect.” Bai Yunfei mumbled.

Brandishing his hand, Bai Yunfei commanded the sword to fly towards the mountain he had just stabbed through and activated the effect.

He locked onto a gigantic boulder with his soulsense, and in that instant, the Heaven’s Thunder suddenly started to glow in light before an identical sword appeared right next to it!

It looked identical in every single way and from every angle. Spinning for just a brief second, the two swords flew together before smashing through the giant boulder. A cloud of dust kicked up into the air along with a vibrant display of violet light before the Heaven’s Thunder zipped back to Bai Yunfei’s hand.

“Again, I’ve gained another strange but powerful ace…”

Ecstatic and beyond pleased with his newest addition, Bai Yunfei marveled at how beneficial the Heaven’s Thunder was for combat.

    ……

Now that he was done looking at the stats of the Heaven’s Thunder, Bai Yunfei decided to look at one more thing. With a shake of his hand, a small object came out from his space ring.

It was a small earring. An earring completely translucent and red in color like a cherry.

Equipment Grade: Mid Earth
Elemental Affinity: Poison, Water
Attribute: +430 Strength
Soul Compatibility: 15%
Equipment Effect: 50% Poison resistance.
Upgrade Requirement: 100 Soulpoints

This earring was the third soul armament Bai Yunfei created. Its main ingredient had been the poison pearl he got from elder Qi beforehand and was also created by refining a small cherry-red crystal soul armament he had before.

The poison pearl itself had been a low-earth tier in quality. It counted as a hidden weapon type of soul armament, but Bai Yunfei had it refined and created so that it’d become an accessory instead.

Prior to crafting it, Bai Yunfei hadn’t bothered to upgrade the poison pearl since it’d change the quality of the entire product. He wanted to refine an already created soul armament in his possession to see if it was possible. This was the result of the many observations and experiments Bai Yunfei had done in the past.

There had been a massive change in the earrings after the poison pearl was added. The crystal used to have attack power and an attack-related equipment effect, but the poison pearl had changed that so that it increased one’s resistance to poison by a half. This was something Bai Yunfei was pleased to see since he wanted something exactly like that.

The reason why Bai Yunfei was so intent on making a soul armament with this type of effect was because of Tang Xinyun’s mother. The mother had a poison of some type that was near her heart, which made her physical constitution quite weak. For the past few years, Bai Yunfei had been searching for materials that went well with poison so he could create even more poison resistant soul armaments. Those items were rare and few, sadly. Bai Yunfei had found very few of those, and his attempts to create a soul armament with the desired effect ended in failure more times than not. Of the few times he managed to craft a soul armament with the right materials, most of them didn’t even have the effect he wanted. All in all, this left Bai Yunfei quite vexed.

So it went without saying that Bai Yunfei was quite ecstatic to see such a soul armament today.

After he had crafted the second soul armament, Bai Yunfei made the careful decision to use the poison pearl. By using that and refining another soul armament, Bai Yunfei had the impression that he’d be able to craft a soul armament with the desired effect. And then he’d be able to upgrade it. The end results did not disappoint him.

    ……

Because of the fact that manually upgrading of the Heaven’s Thunder took too much of his energy, Bai Yunfei opted to use the Upgrade Technique for the earring. 

He managed to upgrade it to +10 without any further problems.

Equipment Grade: Mid Earth
Elemental Affinity: Poison, Water
Upgrade Level: +10
Attribute: +430 Strength
Additional Attribute: +200 Strength
Soul Compatibility: 30%
Equipment Effect: 50% Poison resistance.
+10 Additional Effect: 100% Increase in recovery rate when poisoned.
Upgrade Requirement: 100 Soulpoints

    ……

After that, Bai Yunfei took the folding fan soul armament and flying sword he got from Zheng Kai out.

A brief moment later.

Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Space
Upgrade Level: +10
Attack: 2222
Additional Attack: 1000
Soul Compatibility: 10%
Equipment Effect: 10% Increase in space-related attacks.
+10 Additional Effect: 30% Chance to create a blade of space to attack the enemy when defending.
Cooldown of 5 seconds.
Upgrade Requirement: 130 Soulpoints

Creating what equivalated to a Spatial Edge when defending wasn’t half-bad of an effect. It’d catch the enemy off-guard at the very least and death would most likely be certain then.

As for Zheng Kai’s flying sword, Bai Yunfei didn’t see anything special to it after he upgraded it. There was only an increase in attack and flying speed, nothing more.

Now that he was done with everyone, Bai Yunfei sighed and took in a deep breath. Refreshed, he left the Core World.

It was after he came out from the Core World that he realized twenty hours had passed in the real world. It was already the evening of the next day.

    ……

Two days later, Xiao Binzi took Bai Yunfei and the other crafters with him away from the Underworld School to return to the Crafting School.

When he thought about it, Bai Yunfei realized it had been over three years since he left the Crafting School. To come home after wandering the continent for such a long time made Bai Yunfei quite happy.

But what Bai Yunfei didn’t know was that there’d be a wave of dangerous events cascading across the continent and awaiting for him to find out… 

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End of Book Six

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For the sake of chapter management, I put the last chapter of Book Six as the first chapter of Book Seven. Please don’t pay that too much mind, dear readers. The new book will feature a new arc, and I, Sea of Clouds, am writing as quickly as possible to get it ready. I hope this new arc will be to everyone’s satisfaction.

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