Jalan Abadi ke Surga - Chapter 253 - Mental Power Rune
‘A pie fell from the sky, and it hit my head!’
This was Ou Yangming’s first thought.
When he saw the rune’s mark, he instantly understood that it was definitely the source of the mysterious power, which Hu Yicheng and Scholar Xu had been talking about.
Without the rune, Ou Yangming could only find a second crystal ball for the Devouring attribute to play its part if he wanted to achieve the magical effect again. However, how could the second crystal ball be found so easily? Perhaps the first crystal ball was already a lost item.
Despite that, the situation became completely different now that there was a new rune mark.
Ou Yangming could employ his mental power to portray the rune, and he could achieve the same wonderful effect with it.
As Ou Yangming focused his mental conception on the rune, he quietly recorded the veined patterns on it. It would be extremely difficult for ordinary people to do it because one needed to possess great mental power; without sufficient mental power, even a person with pronounced sight could not grasp a rune’s real mystery and essence.
Perhaps ordinary martial artists could copy a rune numerous times to unleash some of its effects but as compared to the ones produced by Ou Yangming, they were Heaven and Earth apart. Ou Yangming’s mental conception slowly retreated after an hour. Instead of opening his eyes, he was still immersed in the rune. He only exhaled deeply when he roughly grasped the rune, then he became fully relaxed.
He had acquired the rune by surprise, and it contained an amazing power, hence he was incredibly overjoyed. The young fellow stood up and looked inside his traveling bag, but he did not find a suitable brush or paper.
It was not easy to draw a rune. Unless it was made into a mold or engraved on a unique rock, extremely precious unique paper and brush would be required.
This was what Ou Yangming learned from the Ni family’s library, and he had a strong urge to record the rune and to display its power at once.
The fact that Hu Yicheng and Scholar Xu described the magical power as something divine made Ou Yangming feel moved.
Needless to say, he only wanted to know if releasing the power felt different from when he devoured flesh, blood, and spiritual energy.
If it was the same, Ou Yangming would do everything possible to seal the information and would deny having produced the power.
On the other hand, if there was an obvious difference, the unique power would become his other trump card.
Ou Yangming left his room and looked for Hu Yicheng as he wanted to purchase some unique materials.
Although it was already dark at night, Hu Yicheng did not mind. He immediately gave an order, where he asked his followers to search for the items in the town.
They had checked in a small county town. The place did not have ample resources, but Ou Yangming and the other people were glad that the requested items could be bought from one of the stores.
Later on, Ou Yangming took the specially made paper and brush back to his room. Hu Yicheng and the rest were exceedingly curious, but none of them dared to ask.
According to records from books, if one wanted to draw a rune, one had to use a brush that was made of a half-spirit beast’s fur, an ink that was refined from a superb ferocious beast’s flesh and blood, as well as paper made from an unordinary plant.
Even if one had a lucky stroke, one could not buy anything related to half-spirit beasts in the town. Therefore, Ou Yangming’s brush was actually made from a superb ferocious beast’s fur instead The young fellow spread out the paper, dipped the tip of the brush in the specially made ink, then gently pressed the tip on the paper. The paper was not an ordinary item too, so he wondered how the items could be gathered from the small town.
Nonetheless, Ou Yangming did not inquire about it. He only knew that the items could at least allow him to draw the rune mark.
When a drop of ink dripped onto the paper, the paper quickly absorbed it, leaving a rippling ink mark on it.
Ou Yangming’s eyes moved a little, and he went from being rather clumsy to being able to draw much faster. He constantly turned his wrist at the speed of light as everything about the rune flashed in his head. At the same time, he copied the mark exactly as it was.
It seemed like it only took an instant for the rune to be successfully produced by him.
Ou Yangming’s eyelids twitched when he took a look at it. He noticed a mysterious power in the completed rune, to the extent that his soul might even fall inside if he stared at it for a long time. The young fellow was moved, and he came to a sudden realization that the rune was not meant to be “looked” at; it was supposed to be fathomed through mental power.
It was an exceptionally unique rune. Without having significant mental power, one could forget about learning it. This was entirely different from the runes that were passed down by the Ni family’s ancestors.
Ou Yangming tore the rune apart without any hesitation once it was completed.
An indescribable power was released right away and spread out in all directions with him as the center. With that, the power shrouded over half of the inn.
Next, the inn fell silent. Everyone who was within the Runes Power’s enveloped range widened their eyes.
Ou Yangming’s convoy was not the only bunch of people staying at the inn. Apart from them, many people stopped by and stayed, so those people enjoyed the marvelous experience too.
Their exhausted bodies seemed to have been washed by warm water, by which their bodies became full of power again, and their minds seemed to be thrilled too.
Hu Yicheng and Scholar Xu could not help but smile bitterly when they looked at each other.
They vaguely had a hunch when Ou Yangming requested to purchase those unique items earlier. Nevertheless, they did not expect the young fellow to carry out a test in this place. They wondered, ‘Isn’t he afraid that news will spread?
‘He should know that we’re not the only ones staying at this inn.’
Before long, excited people walked out and discussed it.
Scholar Xu instantly signaled with his eyes so that many cavaliers would join the crowd and express their shock.
Fortunately, the inn was not a place where hidden talents could be found. Since there were no martial artists who were above Yin Grade, the crowd could not identify the power’s source.
The next morning, Hu Yicheng and his people left early, leaving an incomprehensible legendary story at the inn, whose business ended up increasing by more than 30%.
Hu Yicheng and Scholar Xu entered Ou Yangming’s carriage. Seeing as they were hesitant to speak, Ou Yangming could not help but laugh. “What do you want to do?” “Brother Ou, did you ask us to purchase the special paper and brush yesterday to refine a rune?” Hu Yicheng asked embarrassedly.
Ou Yangming was cheerful, and he knew he could not hide it from them, thus he answered, “Yes, I studied it for the whole night, and I finally gained something.” Hu Yicheng’s eyes lit up. He straightened his chest and assured the young fellow. “Brother Ou, can you sell a few runes to me? I won’t let you suffer a loss!”
“Big Brother Hu, if someone asks you where the runes came from, how are you going to answer?” Ou Yangming asked after some thought.
Hu Yicheng was dumbfounded and at a loss for words.
Previously, they promised that they would never talk about this matter. If they possessed the unique runes and used them, would that not mean that they were exposing it?
That said, they were unwilling to give up the treasure when it was right in front of their eyes.
Scholar Xu’s eyes wandered about, then he stated, “Young Ou, Brother Hu encountered a peculiar person when he carried out an inspection outside. The person became good friends with Brother Hu, and they had such an enjoyable conversation that the person gave Brother Hu three rune drawings before he left. What do you think?”
Hu Yicheng’s eyes became bright, and he looked at Ou Yangming with extreme eagerness.
“Okay, that’ll do,” Ou Yangming replied to the scholar with a smile, then he added after a pause, “But a huge consumption is needed for me to draw runes, so I’ll pass them to Big Brother Hu after we enter the capital.”
Hu Yicheng was elated, and he quickly expressed his gratitude.
They initially did not have wild thoughts for the runes, but Ou Yangming released the power twice consecutively in a day, and it was obvious that he drew a rune during the second time. This was why the inspector and the scholar were moved, but they were not greedy, so they were content after they managed to ask for three drawings.
As Ou Yangming urged, the convoy traveled fast and arrived at the capital.
This was the Wu Dynasty’s capital city, where the walls around were nearly 16 meters tall. Not to mention a normal person, even a mighty spirit beast or an ordinary Yang Grade martial artist could not climb over it.
Since Hu Yicheng was an inspector, other than the capital, he had access to anywhere in the world, where even the officials in charge of the different counties had to treat him with respect. Nonetheless, his status seemed insignificant at the capital.
In fact, the convoy was spot-checked when they entered the gate, but Hu Yicheng and the other people were already used to it.
Hu Yicheng immediately explained when he noticed the strange look in Ou Yangming’s eyes, “Brother Ou, this is the capital, so it’s expected that the check is stricter.”
Ou Yangming nodded. He watched as the inspection was completed, then they entered the city together.
Sir Hu had a different look on his face once he entered the city. It was as if he carried a graceful blessing.
He laughed out loud and expressed, “After leaving the capital for a year and a half, I’m finally back.”
The other people around him were full of emotions too, but they appeared to be overjoyed.
Scholar Xu cleared his throat and reminded Hu Yicheng, Brother Hu, don’t forget about our proper business.”
Hu Yicheng stopped right away and said, “You’re right, Let’s send the materials to Master Wu’s residence first as it’s our priority.” Ou Yangming was struck dumb when he realized that instead of reporting to the government office, the inspector visited a blacksmith master first when he returned. It seemed like Master Wu Hongxi—the Fine Grade King—was not an ordinary figure.
With that, the convoy traveled slowly in the city and entered the never-ending stream of people.