“Bigger! Bigger! Bigger, Master, bigger!” Shi Wu sent Luo Feng message after message.
Luo Feng was trying his best. Having spent endless time on the battlefields, there was one particularly outstanding battle in which the original Shi Wu Wings had split into six pairs of wings. From that, every pair had been inflicted with major damage. The sixth pair, in the topmost position, the “white wings,” had the empowerment of its origin, so even if it had been drifting about, at least some of the damage could be restored, leaving behind the three most severe injuries that could only be remedied by swallowing various precious materials. It was most fortunate it had the origin, which allowed it to wield overwhelming power.
The other five pairs of wings were not so fortunate. After splitting up, they had drifted off to unknown places. Every single was severely damaged. Thus, their power levels had dropped very low. Furthermore, they did not have the origin as their core, so when they ran into dangerous situations while drifting—for instance, dangerous places that could annihilate universe supreme masters and destroy pinnacle true treasures, like the three major dangerous lands—these wings might pull through every ordeal but would become more severely damaged every time.
Until today, the two pairs of wings that Luo Feng had obtained were able to swallow the energy from the origin to their hearts’ content, thereby enabling their self-restoration to happen.
“Wait a while, wait a while!” The pair of white wings was shouting frantically.
On the other hand, Shi Wu was pushing Luo Feng to go on. “Bigger, bigger, bigger!”
The more complete Shi Wu Wings got, the easier it was to become bigger.
The larger its size, the more blade-rays could be absorbed within the same period. Four wings… unbelievably towering and endless! Being scattered over an area of numerous light years, the Shi Wu Wings was now comparable in size to the gigantic pair of white wings. The pair of white wings had started trembling as though about to collapse, and a large quantity of its blade-rays were flying towards the Shi Wu Wings to fuse with them.
“Master, for endless years, countless components within me have been damaged. Now, 10 percent has recovered!” Shi Wu was apparently very excited.
“Only 10 percent? After almost half a day.”
Luo Feng was secretly taken aback. The requirements for recovery for this grade of supreme true treasure was indeed stringent. Luckily, he had that origin. If he had solely depended on himself, at least within a short period of time, his godly power would never be enough.
“You are a robber! You are a bandit! This is my energy! Mine!”
The white wings had started by opposing, but now had abandoned all restraint and was shouting and cursing.
“Come, come. You can come over and kill me if you are capable of it. You think I am scared of you?” Shi Wu taunted. “Moreover, the energy belonged to all six pairs of wings. I am not wrong in using part of it for self-restoration now. You want it all for yourself?”
“I am the wing and also the origin!” the white pair of wings shouted furiously.
“Haha… You are merely a spirit without an ounce of attack ability,” Shi Wu gloated. “As for me, I have a master. Just you wait and see, I know you inside and out. In the future, you will surely be taken by my master.”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, dream on, dream on!” retorted the white wings, full of hatred. “Your master is still thinking of collecting me as his. That’s impossible. I will find another master before that happens; I will help my new master annihilate that human master of yours, and then I will swallow you.”
Two spirits were transmitting ripples to one another. Both were intelligent, but they were not considered life forms. They could not, for instance, go to battlefields and such. They were both spirits born from different components of a supreme true treasure. Should there be the day when Shi Wu Wings and the white wings had to fuse, then of these two spirits… only one was destined to survive. Out of the two, one would face annihilation.
This was the reason why the spirits of Shi Wu and the white wings were going all out. Shi Wu was thinking of ways to help Luo Feng subdue the white wings; on the other hand, the white wings had found Luo Feng lacking in many aspects right from the beginning, so all it wanted to was to send Luo Feng to meet his doom. Then it could swallow his various true treasures to aid in its self-restoration.
Now that the spirit of Shi Wu was born, it was simply impossible for white wings to help Luo Feng. It was well aware that he would trust the newborn spirit more than itself.
Shi Wu continued gloating. “You still hoping to find a master? A universe knight who possesses the willpower of a universe supreme master, going to you? Or perhaps a universe master who has even more terrifying willpower, finding its way to you? Haha! You are destined for annihilation. You are already clear about that. Yet you have no idea how you can help yourself. You want to escape, but you cannot move.”
Being a spirit could be such a tragedy—unable to control and move the true treasure by itself.
“You, you… I will find a new master. Then I will swallow you. You will die! Will die!”
The spirit of the white wings was going crazy. It did not really hate the human. On the contrary, it hated Shi Wu much more. It was destined that only one of the two would be able to survive.
“I have already restored 30 percent… I have restored 40 percent… Master, I am halfway through restoration.”
In short intervals, Shi Wu would inform Luo Feng about its restoration progress in great excitement. In the blink of an eye, almost 30 hours had passed. This time around, Shi Wu Wings had restored up to 90 percent.
Luo Feng was in awe. “Nearly 30 hours. This is enough energy to swallow a large quantity of blade-rays anytime, and also energy that an existence such as one beyond the level of universe supreme master would have stored after conversion through the origin.”
This sort of energy—beyond the level of a universe supreme master—was rarely seen. Those towering, gigantic white wings and four silver wings, scattered over an area of numerous light years, were facing each other across a distance. Countless blade-rays from the gigantic white wings flew toward the silver wings.
At first glance, the gigantic white wings were unaffected. However, upon a comparison of its current state compared to 30 hours ago, the gigantic white wings had actually shrunk by quite a bit! Their diameter was reduced by half a light year, which went to show how many blade-rays it had lost.
“Damn! Damn you, I will eat you! For sure.” The white wings were at a loss for words. It could only resort to cursing and swearing at this point.
“Come on, come on!” Shi Wu Wings continued to gloat.
Shi Wu transmitted a piece of news suddenly: “Master, I have completed the self-restoration process.”
Luo Feng was momentarily shocked but soon grew ecstatic. After a day and a half… After spending a day and a half absorbing those high-level blade-rays, where every blade-ray had an attack force stronger than any universe supreme master, the two pairs of wings could finally be fully restored.
“Completed? Your powers have been restored?” Luo Feng was filled with anticipation.
“Yes, yes, yes. I’m in perfect condition.” Shi Wu Wings replied right away. “However, as I only make up two pairs out of the six pairs of wings, Master will at most only be able to execute two kinds of techniques. Of course, these two pairs of wings had already reached a pinnacle state, so even if one owned the complete six pairs of wings but was only able to activate the first and second form of the wings, it would make no difference from what Master is capable of with your two pairs of wings.”
Luo Feng was shocked. “Shi Wu, do you mean I am still only able to activate only two techniques? It’s just that the power levels will be greatly increased?”
“That’s right, Master. Previously, I was severely damaged, so even when godly power activated the secret engravings that flowed past every part of me, the work done was half the amount of effort put in, as I could only wield a small part of my power. And now, I am able to unleash my power to its full potential.”
Luo Feng understood the moment he heard what Shi Wu had to say. It was just like machines; a worn-out machine’s performance might only be left with 10 to 20 percent, while at its peak, it was always performing at its best.
“Are you still swallowing the blade-rays?” Luo Feng asked.
“I am no longer able to,” Shi Wu said helplessly. “Previously, when I still had some damaged parts, I would swallow those blade rays. After swallowing them, they would be automatically absorbed and used up to restore my original form. Now that I am fully restored, even if I were able to swallow them, there would be no way I could use them, so they would fly out from within me. It is also because, within my body, there is no place for me to store those blade-rays. The origin is where the blade-rays can be stored. Only through the origin could one control these blade-rays.”
Luo Feng sighed.
“It is a pity that previously, Master was unable to get the pair of white wings to summon the origin out,” said Shi Wu. “If the origin came out alone, Master would be able to trap it within Star Tower. Without the origin, the pair of white wings would not be able to put up any form of resistance, and Master would be able to keep it inside Star Tower. And then Master could slowly hone and build up his willpower. When the time is right, Master could facilitate the recognizing of its master.” Shi Wu added on in a helpless tone, “Now, there is nothing Master can do anymore.”
Luo Feng nodded. It was true. He had wasted too much time with those white wings, putting in a lot of effort, and although he was aware that the white wings had lain traps all over, he still tolerated it all… Yet the white wings maintained due vigilance and did not let the true core origin step out into the open.
“What should we do?” Luo Feng was frustrated.
“There is nothing we can do, we can only leave it here,” Shi Wu said. “With the origin here, no one would be able to move that pair of white wings. The situation would be like Star Tower in the battlefields of the outer domain back when no one could get it to move.”
Luo Feng nodded. He had used Star Tower to ram into the pair of white wings, but even that had not caused the pair of white wings to move at all.
“It is a spirit, so it does not have the ability to manipulate the white wings into sneaking away,” Shi Wu said. “In addition, it has such stringent requirements when it comes to recognizing someone as its master… I do not believe that within such a short period of time, a universe knight with the willpower of a universe supreme master would appear, chance upon this pair of white wings, and make it to them alive. As for a universe master, to achieve the willpower of one beyond a universe supreme master, that is even more unrealistic.” Shi Wu was very confident in his beliefs.
“Well, I guess we can only do that. For now, we will leave it there.” Luo Feng nodded. “However, I am in no hurry to leave.”
Luo Feng was within Star Tower, smilingly looking at the pair of white wings that was not too far away. The endless, crazy oppressive willpower was still attacking him, never stopping for even an instant.
“This holy ground for honing my willpower is more than I could ever ask for. Although there are such places in Universe Ocean, to be able to get to those places, the paths would be fraught with danger.”
The four silver wings that were extended out from Star Tower via four passageways speedily shrank to naught. Even Star Tower shrank to such a small size until it was no more than a speck of dust.
Within this quiet space, the white wings and Star Tower faced each other across a distance. The distance between them was slowly closing.
“Human, you are going to regret this.”
The white wings were going a little crazy. Yet it was, after all, just a spirit. It could only helplessly watch everything happening before its very eyes.
Years went by. Luo Feng was doing his best to hone his willpower. There were times when he would occasionally stop midway to study the diagrams of secret engravings, beast god path… especially when his Remote Ocean body was wandering about Earth and various other planets. The many experiences and feelings that he had gained from life had made Luo Feng even more steadfast when fighting against the impact of that oppressive willpower.
In the blink of an eye, 1,200 years had passed. The pair of white wings and Star Tower, which had been gradually advancing toward one another, finally met for the first time. Star Tower attached itself to the white wings like fine dust. To be more exact, this speck of fine dust, Star Tower, had found a spot on one of the bloodstains on the white wings. That bloodstain had a diameter of half a meter and exuded a crazy and terrifying aura.
Luo Feng, who was sitting cross-legged, opened his eyes, as he saw the bloodstain that was right outside Star Tower. “Finally touched it. To think that just the willpower and aura of a bloodstain could be so terrifying!”