Cultivating the Cosmos - Chapter 7 - Flame Pill City
-“Boy you actually made it to the Skin Reconstruction stage without using outer Ki”
I came early in the morning to tell Leonard about my advancement since its the only way for me to leave the farm, based on his shock expression i can tell he really did’nt have much hope for me. However now was not the time to feel down, i had to make it to flame pill city and make it to the diciple recruitment, since i was baned at our house i can not go and either way i would’nt resort to asking my father for help.
If i want to create a new star and rise my cultivation i need to get my hands on a cultivation method and martial techniques are still necessary.
-‘hmph boy you were always an abnormal one, i guess its fine take the family uniform its your key to the city.”
He throws at me a gray uniform with the characters for William engraved onto a metalic button on the left side, the uniform resembles a scholars robe except the sleeves are shorter and the uniform allows higher mobility, the thin design also makes it a cool clothing for the summer.
I relucantly put it on as its the only way for me to enter and tour the city.
I begin my journey walking through a stone path that leads directly towards the city, this path is surrounded by clearings and is the usual path to directly deliver goods to the city, since the sects are the usual buyers of our FlameBerries. After walking for several hours the city walls come into view, miniscule at a distance but once you get close they tower over your, reaching twenty meters these are the biggest walls I ever seen.
The guards look at me for a second but upon seeing my uniform they turn their gazes away and stand straight, that is of course because the williams family has a very high authority in Flame Pill City, the williams family owns the the northern half of the city while the southern half is owned by the Li family.
A large street cuts directly across the city from north to south, and connects both the Williams and Li family, we used to be allies back in the era where our great grandfathers ruled, the city itself was a project created by my great grandfather and the li family’s previous head, however now their is slight friction between our houses since my father and the li family head dislike eachother.
Various confectoinery shops sell sweets to the mortals littering the streets and an occasional practitioner appears and enters shops that may sell cultivation materials.
A large shop made with dark red wood and gold designs releases an overbearing aura, mortals stay away from it but practitioners tend to walk in and out of it, on the front of the store a red sign is engraved with golden characters reading Circuit Pavillion, this is one of the most famous shops in the entire Flame Pill City, known for its quality Circuit weapons.
In a block near a street intersection there is many decorations and training equipment, A large banner reads Disciple Recruitment: Joyous sect. Several eccentric characters are seen training, they wear basically no clothing and release a powerful aura with a slight charm which attracts many boys and girls. I’m troubled by the creteria of their sect, they focus on dual cultivation yet its not really a requirment, the only requirment is that your on the first stage of body tempering and have normal or higher natural talent, however im not sure how they would react if i who can not even normally absorbe Ki tries to enter.
Right now everyone thinks im a mortal since unless i emmit radiation no one would believe my matrix even holds a shred of Ki, but of course thats just do to my abnormal body which no one can make sense of.
”UFFF WHFFFF” i take a deep breath in and decide that i need to take my first step.