As long as one strand of Xuan Power could be coagulated, the second could come along, and then the third… the 100th!
Lu Li had now mastered the trick of coagulating the Xuan Power. Another hour passed, and Lu Li had coagulated more than a dozen strands of Xuan Power with ease. The greatest achievement was to release nine strands of Xuan Power in a row to make the strength grow for nine times in a row. This would double the original strength.
Even though Lu Li had more than a dozen strands of Xuan Power, it was still not possible for him to release them in a consecutive way. He couldn’t even do that with two strands.
The reason was that it would take some time to transfer the Xuan Power out of his body. If he were to do it one by one, he couldn’t control his Xuan Power all at the same time. But if he were to transfer all of them to his palm at the same time, they would simultaneously explode.
It was like a bomb. It was easy to make nine bombs go off at the same time, but if one were to put nine together and still want them to explode one by one in a row, it was impossible. As long as one went off, the others would be detonated as well…
The Xuan Power was much like the bombs. It was the continuous abrupt burst that could increase Lu Li’s strength for two times. Lu Li had tried to move two strands of Xuan Power to his palm, but they all released and dispersed at the same time.
When two strands of Xuan Power were released at the same time, there was only one chance for Lu Li to increase his strength. There was no superposition effect. Since Lu Li tried to release for so many times, he had consumed a lot of Xuan Energy. He had to start cultivating Xuan Energy again…
Lu Li was yet again stuck in a plight. Nobody was there to offer him guidance. He had to read the Rolling Thunder Xuan Skill booklets time and time again. The Xuan Skill booklets he had read through and through for more than a dozen times. Lu Li had comprehended all of them except for one paragraph with obscure and abstruse words.
Lu Li attempted time and time again. Xuan Energy was cultivated when too much was consumed. Xuan Power was condensed after there was enough Xuan Energy in store. It was repeated again and again…
Time moved on. Five days after the Chief Patriarch of the Liu Family and the Family Patriarch of the Zhao Family got back to the County, a loud roar suddenly broke out from the north!
The roaring sound was so loud that the entire sky at the north seemed to be shaking. The sound came from afar yet it was so clear that all the people at the Wu Ling County could hear it.
Endless graveness was in that roar, together with despair and anger. So many general public kneeled down on hearing that for they had mistaken it as the god had lost his temper.
“What is that?”
Lu Li came out as soon as he heard it and looked towards Lu Ling. The latter ruminated about it and answered, “That should be the roar of the Beast King. The very last one!”
In the corner, Little White opened its eyes. With a strange noise made, it rushed outside. Confusion and sorrow filled its small eyes.
Lu Li ran over and stopped it. He picked it up and asked, “Little White, are you alright?”
Little White wiggled out of agitation in Lu Li’s arms. It looked so confused and sad.
Lu Li stroked his manes, trying to quiet it down. Then he looked to Lu Ling who said after some contemplation, “Can it be that Little White has something to do with the Beast King? It should be… not possible. Or, maybe it is because that the Beast King is going to die that all the Xuan Beasts become restless.”
The Beast King was so powerful that it could be a match of the Human Sovereign, and Little White which was so small that it was only of the size of a fist could not have a relation between them.
Lu Li accepted the explanation. He kept patting and stroking Little White to make it less restless. After a while, it finally calmed down, but the high-spirited look was gone. It looked sickly in appearance.
Lu Li put it in a corner and got it several pieces of Fire Jade Spar. Little White didn’t even look at them before it cuddled up into a ball and fell asleep.
“The Beast King is dead!”
Lu Li put Little White aside and looked towards Lu Ling. “Sis, when do you think the war is going to break out? Do you have any good coping plans?”
“In three days.”
Lu Ling replied with certainty, and then she posed her question, “How is your fighting capacity coming along now? Do you have confidence to fight against warriors at the middle stage of the Spirit Sea Realm?”
Lu Li nodded as he replied, “If I release my Bloodline Skill, I have confidence to kill warriors at the initial stage of the Spirit Sea Realm with ease. I can deal with one or two warriors at the middle stage of the Spirit Sea Realm too. But for those of the latter stage of the Spirit Sea Realm… I don’t know how powerful they are so I cannot say for sure.”
Lu Ling nodded slightly and said, “There are two powerful warriors of the Soul Pond Realm at the Liu Family, and more than 70 warriors of the Spirit Sea Realm. Even though four Families have formed alliance to attack and the number of their powerful warriors has exceeded that of the Liu Family, but we don’t have to deal with too many of them. The ones that are going to be targeting us should only be at the initial stage of the Spirit Sea Realm. There shouldn’t be any warriors at the latter stage of the Spirit Sea Realm for us to deal with.”
“I will hurry up to cultivate the Rolling Thunder Xuan Skill. The Xuan Skill is so sophisticated. It is strenuous to do it.”
Lu Li was about to go back to his room when Lu Ling stopped him. “You still have 1000 contribution points left. It’s a waste to save them for no good use. Go and trade some Blood Refinement Pellets to enhance your qi and energy. Also, get some healing pellets just in case.”
If the Liu Family perished, the contribution points would be wasted. Lu Li left in a hurry for the Hall of Pellets and asked directly for the Blood Refinement Pellets.
Surprisingly—originally, it would only cost him 30 contribution points to trade for one Blood Refinement Pellets, and it should be doubled to 60 contribution points as the Liu Family had started going against him.
However, Lu Li only needed to pay 15 contribution points to get one. The price wasn’t doubled but halved.
After the deacon explained, Lu Li understood.
The war was going to be unveiled. If the Liu Family lost, all the pellets would be given away to the Zhao, Lu  and other Families for free. The Liu Family might as well reduce the price and let their own disciples get them to strengthen their abilities in a short time.
As soon as the Chief Patriarch got back, he issued this new rule. The contribution points required for all Xuan Artifacts and pellets were halved. The rule for the Guest Warriors to pay double the price was abrogated.
Lu Li had 1100 contribution points left. He got several healing pellets and traded the rest of his contribution points for Blood Refinement Pellets. He got 60 of them.
After he went back with all those pellets, he started consuming them with no time spared for meals. Last time when he consumed 20 Blood Refinement Pellets, his strength was raised by more than 11,000 pounds.
When he first started consuming the Blood Refinement Pellets, he could get more than 2200 pounds of strength for each one. Later on, the efficacy was greatly reduced, but he could get about 1000 pounds per pellet nonetheless.
This time, he was going to consume more than 60 Blood Refinement Pellets, so the efficacy would be weakened by a larger margin. However, there were so many Blood Refinement Pellets that Lu Li would be guaranteed to increase his strength by another 20,000 or 30,000 pounds.
Lu Li’s physical strength had already reached 33,000 pounds. Now that he had reached the Spirit Sea Realm, when he used Xuan Energy, his strength could go up to at least 40,000 or 50,000 pounds!
If this time he could add another 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of strength, with the mark-up of releasing Bloodline Skill and the Rolling Thunder Xuan Skill, Lu Li himself dared not to think how much strength he would have…
More than a hundred thousand pounds, or two hundred thousand?
How horrifying was that going to be? Even warriors at the peak of the Spirit Sea Realm could not have so much strength.
Strength could overwhelm glamorous skills. Granted, fight was not only determined by strength, but terrifying fight capacity could come along with absolute strength.
Lu Li consumed five Blood Refinement Pellets at a time. It would be painful, but time was short. Lu Li had to use every second of every minute to promote his fighting capacity.
At dusk, rumbling sound of thunder came from the sky. Rain was pouring down and wind was raging on. It was the first thunder in the spring, but the raging rain was worse than that during summer time.
Lu Ling closed the windows and doors. Listening to the sound of the violent storm, Lu Ling felt gloomy. She murmured, “It’s a drencher out there. Is it going to drench the battlefield clean so the fight can be fiercer?”
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