Chapter 621: The Blood Ghost’s Clone
Lin Jin was shocked, but being a man of experience, he was able to maintain his composure in most situations. When his hand came in contact with the bloody hand, the museum was instantly triggered.
He saw a foggy cloud of red before realizing that the blood ghost’s description had been updated.
“Rank 6 blood ghost.”
“Of all five basic element attributes. Rare beast…”
“Able to clone, form a barrier, and transform at will.”
“The two evolution methods are…”
Lin Jin took a deep breath. The blood ghost had powered up considerably after this evolution. It even gained a handful of unique abilities.
He pulled back his arm and from the blood pool, a person appeared.
This person looked just like Lin Jin. Besides being covered in a layer of blood, there was no difference between this Lin Jin and the real one.
Lin Jin immediately recognized this as one of the blood ghost’s unique abilities, clone creation.
Like Patriarch Xue Pao who couldn’t move, he created a clone to fight the enemy. Lin Jin could now do it too. The clone was quite strong as well. To put it bluntly, it was stronger than Lin Jin minus the protection of magic treasures.
After pulling out the clone, the blood pool was merely reduced by half.
This startled Lin Jin.
So even after creating a clone, the Rank 6 blood ghost still had enough strength to continue assisting him.
In terms of practicality, the blood ghost had now exceeded Xiao Huo. It could fight as well as defend, and even erect a barrier when needed. However, Lin Jin eventually calmed down when he recalled one thing.
The blood ghost may be strong but its evolution process only went smoothly because they had the cultivation of Patriarch Xue Pao’s clone.
It would be much more challenging to promote the blood ghost in the future now.
There were only two evolution methods for it. One was to gather a list of precious herbs that even Lin Jin had never heard before. Then, he was to put the blood ghost and the herbs inside a Rank 6 beast’s body so it could drain the creature of its essence. Even then, the success rate was only fifty percent.
The other method was to devour Patriarch Xue Pao whole.
To Lin Jin, neither of these evolution methods was easy. Accumulating the herbs as prescribed in the first method was incredibly difficult, and it might take up to several centuries. Getting it a Rank 6 beast to devour Patriarch Xue Pao was just as challenging.
However, the second method could be considered.
Problem was, the rarer a beast was, the harder its evolution process would be.
Even if it eventually swallows Patriarch Xue Pao, Lin Jin figured it could only advance to Rank 7 at most.
At Rank 7, the blood ghost would become insanely strong if it could match Patriarch Xue Pao’s level. However, it wouldn’t be enough to fight the Rank 9 immortal devouring beast.
Daojun mentioned that the only way to defeat the Rank 9 immortal devouring beast was to fight it with a beast of the same rank.
There should be a way for the blood ghost to reach Rank 9 but this path would surely be strenuous. In contrast, Xiao Huo was just an average fire wolf. While his evolution was relatively difficult in the beginning, at higher levels, it was still easier for him to evolve compared to the blood ghost.
Of course, this was in comparison to the blood ghost. Promoting Xiao Huo to Rank 9 would be just as demanding. Though, level for level, the evolution process for the blood ghost could only be described as hellish.
With this in mind, Lin Jin knew he should still return his focus to Xiao Huo.
Lin Jin absorbed the remnant of the blood pool back into his body and then let Xiao Huo out. A ball of flames condensed into the shape of a tiny fire wolf who studied his surroundings curiously.
Lin Jin patted Xiao Huo on the head and then pondered as he studied the evolution methods provided by the museum.
For the Rank 6 blood ghost, the catalyst for its next evolution would be Patriarch Xue Pao.
In Lin Jin’s mind, Patriarch Xue Pao had now been reduced to a stepping stone for the blood ghost.
Xiao Huo needed to be promoted to Rank 6 as soon as possible.
A Rank 6 beast was on par with a human immortal, so in a sense, the journey would be like a human trying to achieve immortality. Lin Jin had decided on one method but it required some rare materials.
A phoenix feather and a nine sun quartz.
Lin Jin had neither of them. However, with Zhao Jingyan around, he didn’t have to worry about the phoenix feather. He could just ask for them when the Visitation Hall opened.
On the other hand, the nine sun quartz would be tricky.
Lin Jin flipped through all the books in the museum but couldn’t find the words ‘nine sun quartz’. If there was even the slightest bit of clue, he didn’t mind traveling across the world for it. He just had to spend more time at most.
However, it was problematic when there weren’t even traces of information on its origin.
Fortunately, Lin Jin thought of a possibility.
Perhaps the nine sun quartz wasn’t an item from nature but was crafted by humans instead.
What sort of people crafted things that Lin Jin had never heard of before?
The answer was obvious.
Of course, this was merely Lin Jin’s unconfirmed suspicion. Still, it was a possibility so Lin Jin planned to ask his two immortal guests about it the next time the Visitation Hall opened.
That would be soon. Hence, Lin Jin remained at Grassy Continent’s borders for the next few days, trying to stabilize the blood ghost’s condition and familiarizing himself with its abilities as he waited.
It was easy to lose oneself in researching the blood ghost. Time unwittingly passed and nightfall came. It wasn’t until the Visitation Hall’s door opened that Lin Jin snapped back to reality.
His research had lasted for days and yet he failed to feel the passage of time.
During this time, Lin Jin never ate or drank, and his body did not show any physiological reactions to this. He didn’t feel exhausted either, despite having been awake for days on end.
He knew it was because his cultivation improved as well as the blood ghost’s enhancement to his physique.
Enhancing one’s physical body had always been one of the blood ghost’s abilities.
Lin Jin understood the evolved blood ghost much more now. He put it aside for now to enter the Visitation Hall.
Inside the Visitation Hall, the visitor all came at their earliest convenience.
Those who arrived early greeted each other. Aside from the two newcomers, the immortals, everyone else was well acquainted with each other. They started chatting and if one were to pay attention, they would realize that the guests’ conversation centered around the Dark Wind Monster Sect.
Feng Ziqian and a few other guests had personally attended the sect’s opening ceremony so they were qualified to elaborate on the matter. Those who didn’t go were disappointed they couldn’t make it.
“Monsters are known to be difficult to tame and most of them have a thirst for blood. If there is anyone in this world who can restrain monsters and educate them, it’s only Curator and no one else,” said Ye Yuzhou.
He obviously didn’t think much of monsters as from his experience, most of them were cruel beings. That was why he was very impressed to hear that Curator had set up a sect to educate these monsters.
Monsters behaving like humans and possessing knowledge was difficult to imagine.