A very poorly translated chapter. This one was hard to do, and it was long as well.
Chapter 77. Glory of the Asura’s Annihilation of the Heavens
“Shura Environment is pretty hard to befriend. It has a really picky personality, so you’ll have to adjust yourself to it.”
Gongson Chun Gi was currently sitting in front of Cho Ryu Hyang with a faint smile.
The place they were currently at, the Sacred Heart Temple (聖心殿), was a place that forbid anyone other than the Pope and the Heir from entering.
There was a ceremony taking place at the moment, a ceremony that all Popes went through in the past, and one that Cho Ryu Hyang had to go through.
Not even the bodyguards of Gongson Chun Gi, the Mara’s Heavenly Wind Division, or the bodyguards of Cho Ryu Hyang, Un Hui and No Jin Nyung, could get in here.
They were all currently standing outside, prepared to stop anything that tries to get into the temple.
“I would’ve gotten rid of all the side effects if we had time… But unfortunately, we don’t have much of it.”
They really were running out of time.
Cho Ryu Hyang had to lead the church into Sichuan soon.
Before that happened, he had to learn some type of martial technique in order to protect himself.
Gongson Chun Gi took off the two black bracelets he wore on his arms.
He breathed slowly, and looked at Cho Ryu Hyang.
“This might seem a little irresponsible, but you must think of the side effects as homework given to you by your predecessors, and try to get rid of it. We can’t do much about this. I’ve inherited the technique like this from my teacher, too.”
Even the great Gongson Chun Gi was unable to get rid of the side effects of the Shura Environment.
Cho Ryu Hyang knew about this side effect as well.
Even with the dangerous side effect, the Shura Environment tempted the Popes of the past.
Cho Ryu Hyang sat on the ceremonial chair, and quietly looked at Gongson Chun Gi, the strongest martial artist that ever existed within the church.
Gongson Chun Gi’s transformation took place at an extreme pace.
Gongson Chun Gi’s body, now rid of its seals, began to get younger at an extreme pace.
His thin, frail body began to get more muscular. It was like time was being wound up rapidly.
At the same time, Gongson Chun Gi’s body began to emit a domineering aura that couldn’t be ignored.
The giant building that was the temple began to vibrate.
The entire area surrounding the temple was filled with the sounds that resembled thousands of screams from hell.
Cho Ryu Hyang bit his lips.
‘Teacher told me to watch this carefully.’
‘Glory of the Asura’s Annihilation of the Heavens (阿修羅滅天歡樂珍景).’
The technique that was often referred to as ‘Shura Environment’.
The technique that was passed onto the future generations of the Popes.
One of the requirements of inheriting the technique was to look at it calmly.
But this requirement was not something that easy to fulfill.
Cho Ryu Hyang tiredly smiled while sweating profusely.
An aura that seemed capable of destroying everything in the world flowed out naturally from Gongson Chun Gi.
Cho Ryu Hyang had to focus as hard as he could just so that he could breathe.
Even looking at Gongson Chun Gi expended an immense amount of energy.
‘So this is the Sura Environment…….’
Even Cho Ryu Hyang, who broke through the first and the largest obstacle of the Moon Edge Blade Technique, could only try to stay awake.
While Cho Ryu Hyang was desperately trying to breathe, Gongson Chun Gi casually slid back his black hair, and smiled confidently.
“What you’re seeing, and feeling right now is the true form of the Shura Environment. This is something that does not succumb to anyone, and is capable of destroying anything in the world. This is the true form of my body, which I have never revealed to the world after the completion of Shura Environment.”
Gongson Chun Gi’s body at its prime.
Each bone, each cell in the body contained a huge amount of destructive power.
Gongson Chun Gi quietly admired his body for a while, then smiled bitterly.
“Since doing this stresses my body quite a bit, we’ll have to work as fast as we can.”
The Shura Environment had to be inherited when its user was at his best.
Only then would the power of the Shura Environment be fully inherited to the next generation.
Because of this, if the next generation wasn’t qualified, or wasn’t talented enough, he would be swept away by the power of the Shura Environment, and be killed.
But Gongson Chun Gi wasn’t worried about that.
He trusted his student.
His student’s dantian was as big as the ocean.
It could stomach just about anything and still be fine.
“Now, are you ready to see true hell?”
Gongson Chun Gi spoke with a playful voice.
When he opened his mouth, and exhaled, the air of the temple immediately got heavier.
Breathing alone required a huge amount of energy from the body.
This was power that surpassed the human limits.
Cho Ryu Hyang had to take on that power.
Cho Ryu Hyang felt cold sweat run down his back, and grinned.
“Your disciple is ready.”
Gongson Chun Gi looked at Cho Ryu Hyang for a bit.
He could see that his disciple was able to look at him without fear.
That was enough.
Gongson Chun Gi grinned, and opened his mouth.
“Good. Let’s start.”
When Gongson Chun Gi slowly extended his arms, Cho Ryu Hyang imitated his actions.
Cho Ryu Hyang’s thin, soft hands met with Gongson Chun Gi’s powerful, indestructible hands.
The moment the hands touched, Cho Ryu Hyang felt like his body was being struck with lightning.
When this feeling faded away, he could feel a dark, sinister energy claw its way up his arms.
His hands were full of frighteningly dense dark energy.
Cho Ryu Hyang was assaulted both pain that was akin to having his hands dipped in fire, and a cold that seeped into his bones. This caused his eyes to go white while having his whole body tremble violently.
This was simply pure pain, one that made your entire mind go blank.
His heart began to beat wildly, like a crazy horse.
The power of the Shura Environment tried to rip apart Cho Ryu Hyang’s body like a fierce predator, Cho Ryu Hyang’s mind was slowly disintegrating.
Gongson Chun Gi began to get a little nervous when he saw this.
‘Shit, this is really dangerous.’
His head kept sending off warning signals.
This was the important part.
The one who inherits the Shura Environment would have to endure the body’s rejection of the energy from the Shura Environment.
Gongson Chun Gi knew how much pain his disciple was going through.
He had experienced the same thing a long time ago, after all.
The unspeakable pain that seemed to cut up the body into countless pieces.
But the pain wasn’t all that important.
Cho Ryu Hyang just had to avoid ignoring the pain, and falling unconscious.
Falling unconscious would let the energies roaring inside Cho Ryu Hyang to expand outwards, which would cause Cho Ryu Hyang to explode like a firework.
Gongson Chun Gi frowned, and began to think of someone.
‘Damn old man! Stop playing and come out! This is the time for you to make your move.’
Gongson Chun Gi couldn’t do anything when he was pouring into Cho Ryu Hyang, the power of the Shura Environment.
He would become very weak during this time.
Right then, did he hear Gongson Chun Gi’s voice?
A thunderous voice rang out inside Cho Ryu Hyang’s mind.
[Endure, greenhorn. Don’t try to hide or avoid the pain, and fight it head-on. Only then will this power be yours.]
Zhuge Liang had finally spoken.
Cho Ryu Hyang’s pupils reappeared on his white eyes when he heard Zhuge Liang’s angry shout.
Right now, Cho Ryu Hyang’s body was filled with blood veins popping out from his skin.
His eyes were turned red due to the veins in it exploding, and his lips began to have blood flowing out of it.
Bones were being reorganized, and the muscles in the body were disassembled, then reassembled at an extreme pace.
This brought Cho Ryu Hyang an unimaginable amount of pain.
‘I was too arrogant.’
Cho Ryu Hyang could see his teacher’s worried eyes.
His teacher was worried.
He felt embarrassed.
Cho Ryu Hyang closed his eyes, and bit his teeth.
He then did all he could in order to endure the pain in his body.
He had thought that he went through quite a lot of pain till now.
He gained endurance, and most types of injuries didn’t even hurt anymore.
He even started to get prideful of his endurance to pain.
But this was all just arrogance.
Not even the Moon Edge Blade Technique could help him here.
In front of pure pain, there was nothing one could do.
Except to fight it head-on.
‘You’re doing well.’
Gongson Chun Gi let out a sigh of relief when he saw his disciple’s current situation.
Cho Ryu Hyang might not know, but it was better for him to be in pain than to be unconscious.
Losing consciousness would just mean death.
The monster known as the Shura Environment did not lend its power to others easily.
It would go berserk within its future user’s entire body, then proceed to create a nest for itself.
‘Wait a little more.’
The biggest obstacle was overcome.
Now, this was just a fight against time.
How much time had passed?
Cho Ryu Hyang began to excrete sweat mixed with blood.
‘As I thought.’
Normally, one would excrete out black blood during this time.
After all, this stage was supposed to be expelling all the foreign material in the body.
But this didn’t happen for Cho Ryu Hyang.
Pure, clean blood was flowing out of Cho Ryu Hyang’s body.
Gongson Chun Gi had expected this already.
Cho Ryu Hyang’s body had been cleaned nicely by the Moon Edge Blade Technique.
This alone made the inheritance ceremony quite easier.
They could skip the unnecessary part of the ceremony this way.
Gongson Chun Gi pushed ‘it’ inside Cho Ryu Hyang’s body.
The moment ‘it’ entered Cho Ryu Hyang’s body.
Resistance was felt.
Cho Ryu Hyang suddenly jumped up. It was like his body was about to be shot away from his spot.
He was being assaulted with pain that couldn’t even be compared to the one from before.
It was pain akin to having his limbs being ripped apart.
At the same time, Cho Ryu Hyang’s ears were filled with countless laughters, and the verses of the Shura Environment.
The verses of the Shura Environment were being imprinted into his brain.
Cho Ryu Hyang’s body began to tremble.
A new world was being unfolded in front of his eyes.
At the same time, something disgusting, something indescribable began to come through his harms.
‘It’ diligently climbed through his arms, and passed his shoulders.
One of them went up into his head, and the other went downwards.
One of ‘it’, which climbed downwards while destroying Cho Ryu Hyang’s insides, hesitated when it reached the dantian.
It had seen the dragon’s pearl that rested within Cho Ryu Hyang’s dantian.
Gongson Chun Gi looked inside Cho Ryu Hyang with an interested face.
Even he did not know what that round thing within Cho Ryu Hyang’s dantian was.
He had never seen it before.
But he could never imagine that the round object would be able to halt ‘its’ movement.
‘What is that?’
Gongson Chun Gi knew very well what ‘it’ was.
There was something that could stop ‘it’?
Inside his disciple, at that?
Gongson Chun Gi’s eyes began to emit a hint of excitement.
While he was worried about his disciple being in pain, curiosity had still overtaken him.
He breathed slowly, gathered strength, and allowed ‘it’ to wait for its companion.
When the companion that traveled to the head came to the dantian, the two of them began to move slowly.
‘They’ circled the dantian slowly, then bit the dragon’s pearl in the dantian with ferocity.
Gongson Chun Gi was surprised by the immense amount of force that was suddenly exerted onto his hands.
He almost flew backwards from that energy blast.
Even Gongson Chun Gi, who had removed the seals that restricted his power, was almost forced back.
He looked at his disciple with a dumb, shocked face for a moment, but then an immense change began in his disciple’s body.
‘They’ got absorbed by the dragon’s pearl in Cho Ryu Hyang’s dantian.
Humans can only laugh when they see something they never expected.
This was the case for Gognson Chun Gi.
After laughing for a bit, Gongson Chun Gi withdrew his arms.
He then put on the black bracelets he had prepared beforehand.
He was sealing his power again.
When his body became weak again due to having all his power sealed.
Cho Ryu Hyang opened his eyes.
A strange light shone upon Gongson Chun Gi’s eyes right then.
“Oh? Who’s this?”
Cho Ryu Hyang frowned at Gongson Chun Gi and opened his mouth.
“You’re quite reckless.”
“It’s been a while, old man…….”
He was currently borrowing Cho Ryu Hyang’s body.
When Gongson Chun Gi raised his hand to greet Zhuge Liang with a gleeful face, Zhuge Liang looked around with eyes that emitted a faint purple light, and smirked.
“Just how much of a monster are you planning on turning this child into. You really are a greedy bastard who knows no satisfaction.”
“I don’t think you have the right to say that? By the way, what’s that thing in the boy’s dantian? It ate up the Shura Essence Crystal.”
Shura Essence Crystal.
It was basically a lump of energy that was created by condensing the energies of all the previous Popes of the church.
To think there would be something that could swallow something like that.
It could only make Gongson Chun Gi flabbergasted.
Cho Ryu Hyang, no, Zhuge Liang smiled arrogantly, and opened his mouth.
“It is the pearl of a dragon.”
When Gongson Chun Gi made a dumbfounded face, Zhuge Liang spoke.
“I’d like to play with you a little longer……. but it is time for me to leave.”
Gongson Chun Gi frowned, and Zhuge Liang opened his mouth for the last time.
“This child will accomplish much in the future. I don’t care about what you’re trying to do, but don’t handle him too lightly. I’m telling you to stop treating him like a toy.”
After saying that, Zhuge Liang, no, Cho Ryu Hyang tipped backwards, unconscious.
Gongson Chun Gi grabbed onto Cho Ryu Hyang, and complained with an annoyed face.
“You’re running away after saying everything you wanted to say? And you don’t even deserve to say that to me in the first place.”
Gongson Chun Gi worried for Cho Ryu Hyang more than anyone.
But it wasn’t easy to just ignore Zhuge Liang’s advice just because of that.
“Annoying old man.”
He could only complain like so.