True Martial World - chapter-696
The second item that caught Yi Yun’s attention was very unique. Compared
to the 999 Thousand Snow flying sabers, it was on the complete opposite
end of the spectrum.
The Thousand Snow flying sabers was gorgeous and dazzling. It was a
product of an Artisan God, and it was accompanied by a top-grade sutra.
There was no doubt to its power. But looking at this enchanted item, it
was extremely simple, and it looked unremarkable.
It was a piece of dead wood, about the length of an adult’s arm, and it
was as thick as a thumb.
This dead wood looked like commonly seen dead twigs in forests at a first
glance. However, just taking a more careful look would instantly make one
discover how different it was.
As Yi Yun looked at this piece of dead wood, he felt like his heart was
gradually being attracted to it. If he took another look, countless
images would seemingly appear in front of his eyes. There was the passing
of spring, and the arrival of autumn, with grass wilting and leaves
It seemed like they were the memories of the dead wood.
Yi Yun immediately recalled the Dao Leaf that he received under the Dao
Tree. This dead wood was quite similar to the Dao Leaf, but it was also
different. The Dao Leaf withered, but it also had new life. As for this
dead wood, Yi Yun could only see death.
It was a strange piece of dead wood. What kind of treasure was it?
Yi Yun looked at the dead wood’s introduction and it alarmed him slightly.
The dead wood was called Death Soulwood. It was originally an ancient
enchanted tree that had lived for so long that no one knew how old it
was. One day, a Demon God died on the tree. The demonic blood that flowed
out from the Demon God splattered on the enchanted tree, corroding it.
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After the enchanted tree was corroded by the demonic blood, it eventually
lost its vitality, becoming a piece of dead wood.
And this piece of dead wood happened to be obtained by the Pure Yang
Sword Palace owner. He found it extraordinary, and he wanted to hire an
Artisan God to create an enchanted treasure out of the dead wood.
He believed that with the Death Soulwood being stained with the demonic
blood, and it being the remnants of an enchanted tree, the enchanted
treasure produced would definitely be exceptional.
However, he never expected that his bosom friend Artisan God only said
one line after looking at the Death Soulwood for a long while. “Decayed
wood cannot be carved*.”
The Artisan God did not wish to transform the Death Soulwood, and gave it
back to the Pure Yang Sword Palace owner.
He was initially puzzled, but after pondering about the profound meanings
in the Death Soulwood in meditation, he felt that the Artisan God’s words
contained some philosophical truth. After some contemplation, the Pure
Yang Sword Palace owner gave up the thought of carving the dead wood.
Hence, he placed this dead wood in the first level of the Heavenly
The Death Soulwood came from remarkable origins, and it was a lot more
valuable than many of the treasures in the first level of Heavenly
Construct Hall. The only reason why it was placed on the first level was
because it was neither a weapon or an enchanted treasure. It was very
difficult to use against enemies.
However… this treasure that seemed to lack any offensive or defensive
abilities had a special value in Yi Yun’s eyes. It could be said that its
importance was not any weaker than the Thousand Snow Domain to Yi Yun.
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After seeing the Thousand Snow Domain and the Death Soulwood, Yi Yun had
already decided on the two treasures. However, Yi Yun still finished
looking through all the treasures in the first level.
Yi Yun had originally thought that there would not be any other item that
would spark his interest, but just as he was about to finish browsing
through all the treasures, he discovered an item that caught his eye.
It was a formation skill, called God Confining Lock.
The core of God Confining Lock was a disk array the size of a palm. It
was refined by an Array Master from the 12 Empyrean Heavens.
To use the God Confining Lock, seven experts with nearly equal strength
were needed to power the formation array. Once the formation skill was
activated, it would be like a complete entrapment. If the participants of
the array were strong enough, it could entrap and kill Demon Gods.
Yi Yun was actually not interested in such enchanted treasures that
needed many people to be deployed. It could not raise Yi Yun’s strength
and it was of not much value. Yi Yun was also not the leader of a sect,
so how could he easily find six powerful experts to aid him?
But now, the situation was somewhat different. If he had this God
Confining Lock array, it would make the situation against the
Black-armored Demon God much better…
However, if he were to give up the Thousand Snow Domain or Death Soulwood
for this God Confining Lock… then the price was too much. It was
something that Yi Yun definitely did not want.
Without needing to talk about the Thousand Snow Domain, as a powerful
killing move, it was what Yi Yun was lacking at the moment. Yi Yun was
very lacking in attacking techniques.
As for the Death Soulwood, it contained indescribable profoundness. Yi
Yun had a premonition that choosing this Death Soulwood would aid him
greatly in his future martial path.
He did not want to give up any of the two items.
“Are you done choosing?”
After Yi Yun spent four hours to browse through all the treasures in the
first level of Heavenly Construct Hall, the Sword Spirit asked Yi Yun.
The selection of treasures also allowed one to see another’s mental
disposition. With so many treasures in front of him, it was very easy to
be dazzled by them, making it hard to decide.
At times, warriors who lacked the disposition might even abandon what
suited them the most just to choose a better treasure.
The gray-dressed Sword Spirit and the white-dressed youth were both
waiting to see how Yi Yun chose.
This first treasure selection in Heavenly Construct Hall was very
important to Yi Yun. The treasures of Heavenly Construct Hall, even those
in the first level, were all astonishing items.
The treasures in the Heavenly Construct Hall’s first level were all
considered foundational, but foundational items did not necessarily mean
they had little value.
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“I’ve chosen. The first item is… Thousand Snow Domain! Yi Yun said
The gray-dressed Sword Spirit and the white-dressed youth looked each
other in the eye and frowned slightly. Thousand Snow Domain…
It was obviously an extremely powerful killing move, but it was a flying
saber array. Both of them were also worried that Yi Yun was too haphazard
in what he learned, which could be a waste of time.
“The Thousand Snow Domain is extremely demanding on the cultivator’s
spiritual energy and energy control. To perfectly use the Thousand Snow
Domain, it requires a lot of practice… ” The white-dressed youth said.
He was still hoping for Yi Yun to focus on Sword Dao. This was also the
path that the Pure Yang Sword Palace owner had taken. Just Sword Dao
alone was enough for Yi Yun to ponder over.
“This Junior naturally understands what Senior is implying, but… this
Junior will still choose the Thousand Snow Domain.”
Yi Yun was resolute in his decision. Others might spend large amounts of
time and energy to master the Thousand Snow Domain, but Yi Yun had the
Purple Crystal. Each of the 999 Thousand Snow flying sabers had Origins
energy. It was completely effortless for Yi Yun to control it. So how
could he miss out on such a technique.
Besides, Yi Yun did not want to completely duplicate the path that the
Pure Yang Sword Palace owner took. Although he was powerful, but Yi Yun
had his own understanding towards his martial path. He wanted to take all
the advantages of his predecessors, and go down a path that belonged to
himself. If he were to forever follow behind someone, he would be living
in the shadows of others.
“If that is the case, alright… ” The Sword Spirit endorsed Yi Yun’s
choice. “Then what is the second item you’re choosing?”
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Yi Yun turned silent upon the Sword Spirit’s inquiry. He was somewhat
hesitant, but finally, Yi Yun still said, “I choose the Death Soulwood!”
“Oh? Death Soulwood?”
The white-dressed youth was stunned. He did not expect Yi Yun to choose
the Death Soulwood.
*This is actually an idiom meaning ‘an intractable person cannot be