Physique Refining Law
“All of us met on the way. We guessed both of you will want to leave Wild Beast Mountains thus we traveled towards this direction, didn’t expect that we really will run into you.” After explaining to Guo Ming, Shen Yan’s gaze falls on Du Shaofu: “Junior Brother Guo Ming, this is?”
“I forget to introduce you.” Guo Ming smiled and replied Shen Yan: “This is Brother Du Shaofu, if not for Brother Shaofu’s aid along the way, Senior Sister Zhu Xue and I will be in a lot of trouble.”
Subsequently, Guo Ming recounted the run-in with Sky Serpent Sect’s Lu Kun and the White Panther Beast Hunting Group to everyone causing the few Mystical Talisman House disciples to grit their teeth in anger, vowing to ‘properly take care’ of Sky Serpent Sect and the White Panther Hunting Group later.
Hearing that Du Shaofu killed a mid-Xiantian warrior, Shen Yan couldn’t help but did a double take of Du Shaofu.
“Brother Shaofu, we will be much safer from now on, come with us to exit Wild Beast Mountains.” Guo Ming said in a cheerful manner to Du Shaofu, able to reunite with separated same sect brothers the journey definitely will be much safer.
“Junior Bother Guo Ming, I think you and Junior Sister Zhu Xue shouldn’t trouble Brother Du anymore, Brother Du might have other matter to deal with, and so we shouldn’t delay much more of Brother Du’s time.”
Zhu Xue and Guo Ming’s expression instantly changed when they heard this.
How could Du Shaofu not have known this Shen Yan clearly doesn’t want him to be following them, a very obvious act of killing the donkey after the grinding is done, a faint smile crept up the corners of Du Shaofu’s mouth looking at Shen Yan, Du Shaofu said: “Since you have reunited with your sect disciples, we shall say our farewell here.”
“Brother Shaofu, it’s somehow not right for you to go alone, just come with us.”
Zhu Xue came forward and said to Du Shaofu. She’s well aware of the dangers inside Wild Beast Mountains, it’s not right for Du Shaofu to be traveling alone, furthermore, because of her and Guo Ming he offended the White Panther Hunting Group and Sky Serpent Sect, it would be troublesome if he runs into them.
“Brother Shaofu, let’s go together. I’m worried about you traveling alone.” Guo Ming also tried to retain Du Shaofu.
With Guo Ming and Zhu Xue trying to retain him the trace of displeasure Du Shaofu felt earlier vanished, smiled: “No harm, be careful till we meet again.”
With these words, Du Shaofu turned and left, since there’s someone who doesn’t welcome him, it’s not in Du Shaofu’s nature to impose on others; plus he doesn’t like a crowd much.
“Junior Sister Zhu Xue, Junior Brother Guo Ming, it looks like Brother Du has things to attend to, we should not foist ourselves on him.”
Watching the leaving shadow of Du Shaofu, there was a hint of bewilderment in Shen Yan’s eyes; he initially thought that he would have to spend a little more saliva before able to successfully send this person away however he didn’t expect this person to be so tactful.
“Senior Brother, if not for Brother Shaofu rescuing us, we would have met with misfortune.” Zhu Xue’s bright eyes stared at Shen Yan, slightly irked; how could she not detect the underline meaning of his words trying to get rid of Du Shaofu.
Shen Yan turned gloomy as his darkened eyes looked at Zhu Xue, said: “Junior Sister, we just need to compensate him a little when there’s an opportunity in the future, no matter what he is an outsider, having him with us is not safe.”
“Junior Sister, there’s a dark side to the human heart, you should be more careful; as long as I’m around, I’ll take good care of you.”
Zhu Xue wanted to say more but was interrupted by Shen Yan: “Junior Sister, there’s a reason why I wanted that Du Shaofu to leave, we discover a place not too far ahead with a high concentration of spiritual aura, at night there are glimmer of iridescent light, most likely there’s a high-grade elixir maturing, and an outsider following us at this time is inconvenient. I think Junior Sister can understand that I’m doing this for the good of all our disciples here.”
Both Zhu Xue and Guo Ming’s disagree yet they’re unable to find any excuse to refute Shen Yan’s reasoning.
Evening, the sunset’s glow colored the sky in scarlet amber.
With the setting of the sun, the forest gradually dims and turned dark.
After separating Zhu Xue and Guo Ming, Du Shaofu decided to firstly look a place to spend the night and continue heading back to Stone City the next day, so long has passed the white-clothed lady should’ve left Wild Beast Mountains, and the drunkard father at home is probably worried about him right now.
As for Du Clan, Du Shaofu sighed wryly, if it was before, perhaps there will be people searching for him if he was missing for half a year, but just around a month’s time...
Night. The cold, bright moonlight shines down blanketing the forest in a soft mesh.
In a small canyon, a salvo of muffled noises resounded. A young man wearing only shorts, his muscular chest and broad shoulders bared, a pale golden glow was seen wrapping around his body as faint runes vaguely visible flowing above his skin; without warning as if he had gone ballistic, repeated throwing his body against the canyon wall.
“Bang! Bang! Bang!”
From the youth’s arms, elbows, back, chest, knees, shoulders to every part of his body repeatedly knocks against the canyon wall; every collision shakes the canyon as crack lines zigzag up the rock wall as gravels tumbled down.
This action persisted for almost two hours before it finally came to a stop, random patches of blue and black shows up on his skin. His handseals ceased, the pale golden glow dissipated and the flowing runes above the skin submerged into his flesh.
“This Golden-winged Garuda’s body refining law is a total self-torture ah.”
As he breathes out a mouth of foul qi, Du Shaofu couldn’t resist exclaiming out loud; to throw himself repeatedly against the rock wall without any xuanqi cushioning is a part of the Golden-winged Garuda’s training method. In the infancy stage, a Golden-winged Garuda swallows physique strengthening elixirs, and then proceed to bang itself against a wall in this self-torturing method until they’re barely alive, only during that time the body are at its most efficient in absorbing the benefits.
In human warriors’ cultivation, an elixir’s energy converts into xuanqi accumulating in the Shenque, waiting for an opportunity to break through.
Demonic beasts also convert swallowed elixirs or other similar treasures and converts the energy into own qi, but the Golden-winged Garuda absorbs the energy from elixirs into their flesh, strengthening their physique to a point of terror.
The Golden-winged Garuda physique refining law is divided into three stages; the first is to fortify the golden plumage, the second layer is tempering the bones and meridians cleansing and lastly, the third being refining the divine physique, and at that time the Golden-winged Garuda is one of the most terrifying existences under the heavens.
But Du Shaofu isn’t a demonic beast, but after practicing the Golden-winged Garuda’s exercise law, he realizes that he too could refine and temper his body using the same methods. He has skin and flesh instead of golden feathers, but he definitely could improve his defenses; as for the latter two stages, they are easy to understand.
The experiment just now proves his deduction that he’s able to temper his body according to the Golden-winged Garuda’s physique refining law; the elixir he used taken from the Xiantian level sturdy man of the White Panther Hunting Group he killed previously. After consuming the elixir and trained according to the physique tempering, his whole body hurts like all his bones were about to scatter but he could clearly feel the energy from the elixir flowing into his flesh instead of being converted into xuanqi his body and gathered inside his Shenque. The energy from the elixir spread throughout his body, and the self-torture impact makes the flesh absorbs the energy from the elixir more effectively.
If there’s somebody physique can be as tough and terrifying just like one of the elite demonic beast, just thinking about it makes Du Shaofu excited. The first time practicing already made Du Shaofu clearly felt his body is a little bit stronger than before.
“Seems like I need to find more elixirs.”
Du Shaofu thinks to himself. Du Shaofu puts on his clothes, and after a quick clean up his shadow, ghost-like leaves under the moonlight the canyon.
Early autumn of the year, the leaves begins to yellow, occasionally there are leaves falling. Sunlight streaming through the layers of foliage emphasizes, even more, the traces of golden yellow among the leaves, truly captivating.
“Ka cha, ka cha...”
Five brawny men were walking through the forest, stepping on dried branches making ‘ka cha ka cha’ noises as they passed by.
“Didn’t expect Third Captain was killed off, dares to kill a person of my White Panther Hunting Group that guy must be griping about his long life.”
“Some said Third Captain’s killer a skinny youth, however, I think it’s unlikely.”
“Most likely there’s some background to that youth, in short, as soon as we find that temerarious guy, we inform Second Chief and Third Chief to come and deal with them.”
Du Shaofu shrinks his body which was hidden inside some bushes, frowning, judging from the conversation it seems killing the so-called Third Captain of the White Panther Hunting Group they have no intention of letting the matter slide, there are people all over the forest looking for him.
“Since it has come to this, the one who strikes first gains the upper hand. I wonder if there’re any elixirs on their body.”
Under the bushes, Du Shaofu pupils’ shrinks, his expression sank as he watches the five brawny men through the gaps of the bushes.
“I heard this time someone found a treasure inside Wild Beast Mountains it’ll so great if I was the one who got it.”
“After the beast tides from a while ago, some people managed to grab those demonic beasts’ fortunately our White Panther Hunting Group came in early and did not lose out. We’ve made a fortune once we sold off those things...”
The five brawny men walked slowly but instantly at the next moment grouped together in a defensive formation, alert to any sudden attacks proving the five of them are Wild Beast Mountains experienced beast hunters.
Killing/discarding the donkey after the grinding is done (idiom) – discarded when no longer of use.
Saliva (slang) refers to words; e.g: “Don’t make me waste so much of my saliva, just do as I say!”
The one who strikes first gains the upper hand (idiom) – self-explanatory
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