Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 1007
The fundamental cosmic force Tianming needed for his next breakthrough was great. He now had to raise ten totems along with four Primordial Chaos Beasts. Fortunately, Ying Huo and the rest were self-sufficient and didn’t need Tianming hovering over them. He only needed to focus on himself and the totems.
“Maybe it’s because of the soul servants, but my decapath era godswords seem to be even more material and real than usual totems. They also have my bane-ring characters on them. They should have the power of the grandbane, since they were born from the Aeonic Grandbane. That means these terra totems should be my ‘Terra Prime’, right?”
The Terra Prime was the decapath era godswords.
The Vita Prime related to Tianming’s comprehension and talent, as well as the explosive growth in his cultivation after overcoming his lifesbane.
As for Tianming’s Caelum Prime, he wasn’t sure what it was yet.
Right now, even though he could only show four of his totems, it had already completely upended Tianming’s original battle composition. Fortunately, Ying Huo and the rest had also received the remodeling of the Aeonic Grandbane, which let them keep up with Tianming.
That wasn’t to say that Primordial Chaos Beasts were weak. Seventy percent of Tianming’s strength came from their bloodlines. It was the four of them that allowed a monster like Tianming to be created. The appearance of the Aeonic Grandbane also had a lot to do with them.
“It’s amazing when the Primordial Chaos Beast bloodlines and the Aeonic Grandbane come together!” Tianming was still excited from creating his totems. The totems were like a part of his body; he could manipulate them as freely as his arm. For a while, they zipped through the air above Tianming. He even made them execute basic battle arts. A few tries were enough for him to get familiar.
Under his control, the Eastdivinity Acme shot forward, flames sizzling in its path. Ying Huo was showing off as it stood atop the sword, riding it through the air. “Not bad, not bad. You’re my little bro from now on!” Ying Huo said to the sword.
“What’s that supposed to be? Others become flying sword immortals and you become what, a flying sword chicken?” Tianming smiled.
“Huh? Is there something wrong with a flying chicken?” Ying Huo was enjoying itself.
Tianming continued his tests, and found he was able to even use the Hexapath Samsara Sword techniques with the Eastdivinity Acme totem. Totems carried spirituality as they attacked, so they had differences from the Grand-Orient Sword.
The totems were superior in that they were bigger, had more momentum, greater area-of-effect damage, and the lifesbane character and the fire the Eastdivinity Acme naturally had. However, against smaller targets like humans, the sword totems didn’t match up to the Grand-Orient Sword.
The decapath era swordgods would be more effective against other totems and lifebound beasts.
“The totems have increased the number of cards I have in my hand for battle!”
Everyone’s totems were different. Weapon-types weren’t considered the best, either. However, Tianming had the feeling that after getting the Primordial Chaos Beasts, these ten swords had become even more suitable for him.
Battle was still ongoing outside, and there was no one else in the area.
“Now that I have my totems, the only thing left is to slowly experiment with them and get back my Grand-Orient Sword. I also have to help Ling’er exact vengeance for the past month!” Tianming had been stewing in rage for the past month, and now it was finally time to act.
“I’ll leave the city after getting back my sword!” He just needed to beat Huiyue Jie.
As the city’s number one genius and the top three in Divine Moon Realm, Huiyue Jie was most likely in the Pentarcanic Sky level. Together with his lifebane, Tianming definitely had the first-hand experience that he had shocking power.
“Let’s see if I can beat him now with the addition of my totems!”
With Bodhi’s massacre happening, it was indeed the best opportunity to leave. Tianming calmed himself down, knowing he had to use his time well. As there was no one around, there was a large quantity of stellunar source around. Tianming sat down and began using the bane-rings of north, south, east, and west to suck it all up. The bane-rings would convert all of the stellunar source into totem ki, nurturing his newly-formed totems!
The decapath era godswords, which had originally been ten meters, quickly began growing. After two hours they finally hit twenty meters, which seemed to be their limit.
“Other first level ascendants have hundred-meter-tall totems, but mine are only twenty?” Tianming wasn’t sure how to respond.
“You’re too short!” Ying Huo said gleefully.
Although the swords were shorter than other people’s totems, they were still stronger. They were more corporeal, harder, and closer to being real.
“Others just have a hundred metres of air. Mine is steel. How could it be the same?” Tianming said,
“Hah!” Ying Huo just laughed.
Tianming tested it out. “The power of totems is independent of symbiotic cultivation with beasts. I can benefit from my Primordial Chaos Beasts’ bodies and techniques and have the power of the third or fourth level as a first level ascendant, but totems can’t. These totems’ power comes from the bane-ring characters, soul servants, and the innate strength of the swords. Otherwise, normal totems that’re pegged to my actual cultivation level wouldn’t be very useful.”
He could already fight those at the Quadseal Sky level without totems. If he had created a normal first-level totem, like the luxgladii, it would have been useless in combat against such an opponent.
The capability of the decapath era godswords in keeping up with him was proof of the might of the Aeonic Grandbane and the godswords!
Tianming didn’t spend time nurturing the other six swords, but instead left.
First, he had to see the state of the city.
Second, he had to find Huiyue Jie!
Now, he had four beasts and four swords and had ascended. He was naturally eager to get back a core part of his strength, the Grand-Orient Sword.
When Tianming left the radiance hall, he found most of the entire city had been covered by dust. Ruins lay wherever he looked, and the smell of blood was ever present.
“It’s been so long. Those who should hide have most likely already hidden.” Hence, the city wasn’t in as much chaos as it should have been.
However, Tianming could still hear the sounds of battle deep in the Huiyue clan’s area. He could also make out the faint shapes of massive, three hundred-meter-tall totems battling in the sky!
“Huiyue Jie!” Tianming was furious again just thinking of how Feiling had suffered.
“Today may be a day of disaster for your clan. But don’t blame me for adding fuel to the fire if you aren’t merciful.…”
Tianming began searching for traces of Huiyue Jie.
“Jie, let’s go! Dad and the rest can handle this. Don’t just stay here, we can’t help!” Huiye Yin was tugging on Huiyue Jie’s arm. She was so anxious that tears were spilling out.
Huiyue Jie was staring at a certain place, his eyes bloodshot. The enemy had destroyed the divine moon hall, and was no longer someone he could stand being alive.
“We’ve already contacted Sovereign Xi. The royal clan’s experts are hurrying over. They should arrive soon! Brother, don’t be blind, it’s dangerous here!” Huiye Yin panicked. Her brother was currently looking at the ruined divine moon hall in a daze.
Even if the elders had collected half of it back, the loss of caeli was still a heavy blow to the clan’s foundations. They had lost because they were arrogant!
Huiyue Jie had cultivated there since he was young, and his heart bled to see it in such a condition. Even now, his seniors, including his father, were there trying to stop the killer from killing more.
“Go, Grandson! This opponent isn’t someone we can stop. Only Sovereign Xi can stop him. As the empress, this is her responsibility.” His grandmother was giving him the same advice.
“I want to see him die!” Huiyue Jie rasped.
“It’s too dangerous. At least, leave first and wait for him to die. We can immediately come back.”
Huiyue Jie sucked in a long breath. He finally fled with his sister, grandma, and a dozen of his relatives. They were mostly all young people, the future of the Huiyue clan. Their safety was paramount. They passed by many destroyed buildings and corpses, infuriating them. On their road away from home, they passed by the radiance hall. As they passed by, they saw a tender looking white-haired youth walk out from the radiance hall.
He looked at Huiyue Jie.
“Stop there!” the youth called out.