Although Chen Xiang and the others were soldiers, they were akin to fools.
A true fool would not be able to cultivate to this level.
After leaving the army, they became a group of lonely ghosts that no one would take in.
They had no way to obtain the cultivation partners and land they needed.
Although they made a lot of money as bodyguards, it was only relative to ordinary people.
Compared to the resources they needed for their cultivation, it was far from enough.
They now truly felt the benefits of joining a force.
The problem that had troubled them for many years, and the problem that had troubled countless of their comrades, was instantly solved by Chu Yunfan almost effortlessly.
This was the benefit of having a faction, an inheritance, and a foundation.
This was something that Chu Yunfan had not realized either.
Although Chu Yunfan had been a wandering ghost most of the time—with no foundation and no faction—he had the memories of the Alchemy Emperor.
This was enough for him to think of ways to obtain sufficient cultivation resources.
Under the circumstances where he had no faction, he had to think of ways to obtain sufficient cultivation resources.
Chen Xiang and the others simply do not have access to these resources and abilities.
They certainly would not let go of a leader who had a lot of potential.
Yesterday, Chen Xiang told the others about his fight with Chu Yunfan.
At first, they did not want to believe that Chu Yunfan, who was only in the Qi Sea Stage a year ago, had broken through to this level.
A year ago, Chu Yunfan could not hurt them no matter how he attacked, but now, he was able to seriously injure them.
This was a miracle in itself.
If they had not understood Chen Xiangs character, they would not have believed it.
It was only now that they finally wholly believed it.
Their master must have had some incredible opportunity and inheritance.
After dealing with all six of them, Chu Yunfan heaved a sigh of relief.
He knew of such a technique from the Alchemy Emperors memories, but it was actually his first time using it.
He had not been completely confident that he could pull it off.
Fortunately, he had not made any mistakes.
An Innate pill allowed six people to break through.
This kind of efficiency was unprecedented.
However, Chu Yunfan was clear that this was because he had guided the energy of the pill.
With just one-sixth of an Innate Pill, their future potential would have been limited.
They certainly would not have been able to break through to the peak of the Innate Stage.
As for the cultivation of Innate techniques, they could forget about it.
The world itself was fair.
If they did not train hard, there would naturally be such problems.
However, even if Chen Xiang and the others knew, Chu Yunfan probably still would not care.
Even if their potential was limited, being stuck in the Innate Stage for their entire life was still much better than being stuck at the peak of the Acquired Stage.
This could be considered as taking what one needed.
“You may leave.
Im going into secluded cultivation,” Chu Yunfan said.
“Yes, Master Chu.”
After Chen Xiang and the others responded, they quickly left.
They did not dare to linger.
Upon leaving, they heaved a sigh of relief.
They looked at each other and realized that there were actually such people in this world.
Chu Yunfans cultivation level was obviously lower than theirs, so how could he give them more pressure than an Innate expert
“We got lucky and met a kind-hearted master like Master Chu.
Its also an opportunity.
I thought that we would never break through in this lifetime.
I didnt expect to still stumble upon a chance,” Chen Xiang said with a sigh.
“Yeah, Master Chu gave us a great opportunity.
On top of that, the protection mission he gave us wasnt very heavy.
Were very lucky.”
I know a comrade whos working as a mercenary and is risking his life to earn money.
Why do we earn money Isnt it because of an opportunity to buy some good things to help us break through to the Innate Stage And we broke through without doing anything.”
“Since we all know that this was given to us by Master Chu, we should do our jobs properly.
Hes busy promoting us, and Im afraid its because he has many enemies.
And none of them are weak either.
If we allow any mishaps to happen, wed be letting the master down,” Chen Xiang said, “Lets go.
Set up the defenses.”
After helping Chen Xiang and the others break through, the only thing left was Chu Yunfans own breakthrough.
Since the end of the conference a month ago, he had broken through to the seventh level of the Acquired while recuperating.
And now, he was ready to break through to the eighth level.
Now, Chu Yunfans battle prowess would break through to the Innate Stage in one go and he would in turn be comparable to the Innate Stage.
Even if he was not at the Innate Stage, in terms of battle prowess, he would not be any different.
When Chu Yunfan returned to Federation University, the Imperial Palace that he founded would also be worthy of its name and become a huge student organization.
‘Jiang Lingxiao, Im afraid you wouldnt even believe it even if you were beaten to death.
In just a short span of half a year, Ive already reached this step.
Just wait and see.
I know that you intend to kill me in a life-and-death battle, but Im afraid that you wouldnt have thought that I would be thinking of using this opportunity to kill you, Chu Yunfan thought of Jiang Lingxiao as he sneered.
At this moment, Chu Yunfan and Jiang Lingxiao were like two people with ulterior motives, each scheming to get rid of the other.
But in the end, who would succeed would depend on who was better at chess.
Chu Yunfan took out the last Blood Origin Pill.
Of the pills concocted from the Blood Origin Fruits, there was only one left.
In the process of Chu Yunfans breakthrough, they were all used up one after another.
And this was the last one.
At the same time, this was also the real key to whether Chu Yunfans combat strength could increase to the next level.
Chu Yunfan was at the peak of the seventh level of the Acquired Stage.
It was not difficult for him to break through to the eighth.
The real difficulty was overcoming his combat strength.
Innate experts were at least ten times stronger than ordinary Acquired peak experts.
Therefore, Chu Yunfans breakthrough was not only a quantitative change but also a qualitative change.
Only then would he be able to catch up with Innate experts.
Only by being comparable to Innate experts could he be considered genuine.
Chu Yunfan sat down cross-legged.
As he circulated his Mighty Eternal Emperor Method and began to attack the barrier, he swallowed the Blood Origin Pill.
As soon as he swallowed it, he felt it transform into an incomparably huge wave of life force that was instantly released.
It formed a torrent, and a portion of it transformed into martial power, assaulting the barrier of the eighth level.
The rest of the power dispersed throughout his limbs and bones.
Under the guidance of the Emperor Method, Chu Yunfan began to strengthen his body and assimilate it into the Imperial Physique.
The breakthrough he wanted was definitely not just a breakthrough in his cultivation realm, but a breakthrough in all aspects.
Time passed minute by minute.
This time, a total of ten days and ten nights passed.
Chu Yunfan did not eat or drink, nor did he leave his training room.
He dedicated everything to his secluded cultivation.
When he was hungry, he would consume a Stellaris Fasting Pill.
A full ten days passed in the blink of an eye.
Only then did Chu Yunfan finally open his eyes.
The moment Chu Yunfan opened his eyes, a surge of terrifying martial power raged out crazily, like a flood that had been suppressed for a long time.
“The eighth level of the Acquired Stage.”