Douluo: The Way Of Martial Arts

This is a translation. "A descendant of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners, Gu Yi, finds himself transported into the world of Douluo Continent, where he awakens to the martial spirit most familiar to him from his past life. Will he be able to leverage his own advantages and dominate the continent? Which is stronger, martial arts or spirit skills? Will he assist characters such as the arrogant Phoenix Ma Hongjun, the carefree White Tiger Dai Mubai, the Asura God Tang San, the threatening Ning Rongrong, and the willful Xiao Wu in becoming exemplary figures of the new era? It remains to be seen."

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Chapter 76: Choices And Moon Pavillion

On the way back, Dugu Bo didn't ask Gu Yi about the spirit skill he had used earlier. Everyone has their trump cards. If he had such an overwhelmingly powerful trump card, he would have likely killed anyone who saw it.

A spirit master's greatest secret is his spirit skill. If someone else knows your spirit skills, then they could use this information to defeat people stronger than them.

Gu Yi also didn't offer any explanations. He knew he would have to wait three months before he could use the Heaven Devouring Secret Technique again. Otherwise, it would mean certain death.

However, Gu Yi believed that as long as he kept strengthening his martial spirit, enhancing his body, and increasing his control over spiritual energy, he would eventually be able to use this secret technique without limitations. This was the direction he needed to advance in.

Dugu Bo didn't accompany Gu Yi back to the academy; he left halfway. With Gu Yi around, Dugu Bo finally realized the incredible value of the herbs growing in the Ice and Fire Yin Yang Well. If not for the fact Gu Yi had asked for his help, he would have stayed there constantly.

Returning to the academy, Gu Yi observed the sparse number of people and decided to recruit students and teachers for the academy in three months. This was partly to strengthen the academy and partly to spread martial arts.

He chose to wait three months due to the cooldown of his fifth spirit skill and to take the time to absorb the bead left by the Dark Demon Evil God Tiger. By then, his combat power would increase even further.

Currently, his level had risen to sixty-four after absorbing the Dark Demon Evil God Tiger's spirit ring, nearly halfway through the Spirit Emperor rank. Gu Yi marveled at the boost provided by such a top-tier spirit beast.

Having the Evil Domain changed his training plans. He had intended to use everyday trivial matters to temper their minds, helping them withstand the influence and temptation of powerful techniques. But now, he could directly use the Evil Domain to trigger their inner evil thoughts.

Everyone harbors some hidden evil thoughts, even those who have lived a virtuous life. These thoughts define humans, differentiating them from beasts.

However, Gu Yi was not yet fully in control of the Evil Domain and was cautious about using it on Zhu Zhuqing and the others. Using it carelessly might create a demon.

For example, Dai Mubai, whose mind was already filled with lewd thoughts, could easily become a depraved creature under the influence of evil thoughts. Similarly, Ma Hongjun, who was not yet fully in control of his evil fire, might lose his mind if provoked further. Hence, Gu Yi would wait until he fully mastered the Evil Domain before using it on them.

His main concern was Zhu Zhuqing, who had nearly reached level 29 in just a few months. Her rapid spirit power growth indicated a significant impact, making her increasingly aloof and cold, even towards Ning Rongrong. After some thought, Gu Yi decided to intervene only if things became uncontrollable.

Over the next month, Gu Yi guided the group in martial arts and combat techniques in the mornings, taught theoretical knowledge and other worldly information in the afternoons, and spent evenings understanding the Evil Domain and studying the Evil God Bead left by the Dark Demon Evil God Tiger.

As days passed, his mastery of the Evil Domain improved, and he had also developed some interesting new skills. He also gained new insights into the Evil God Bead. He considered using it as a tool to contain and harness evil thoughts. The Dark Demon Evil God Tiger, originally was just a white tiger, that had transformed under the God Of Evil's divine power, as it was unable to fully bear its power.

Gu Yi's goal was to merge the demonic seed in his mental sea into the Evil God Bead, potentially using it to gather evil thoughts from across the world. This could provide endless growth for his spiritual power, possibly reaching unprecedented levels. The challenge was controlling it, as this would involve absorbing all the world's evil thoughts, exposing him to all the vile acts ever committed.

He had grasped the use of the Evil God Bead half a month ago but hesitated due to lack of confidence. Now, with top-tier strength on the Douluo Continent, he could become a god through steady progress, achieving immortality without risking such a dangerous path. Gu Yi repeatedly convinced himself not to take foolish risks.

He left his room, enjoying the warm sunrise. Seeing Zhu Zhuqing stepping out of the girls' dormitory, staring at the sun with a somewhat naive expression, their eyes met. Gu Yi nodded and left, unable to address his own concerns at the moment. Zhu Zhuqing, too, returned to her room to continue her training.

Walking aimlessly through the bustling early morning streets of Heaven Dou City, Gu Yi found himself at Moon Pavillion's gate, as if drawn by fate, and entered. The gatekeeper didn't stop him; his appearance and demeanor were too exceptional, surpassing even nobles.

Inside, a faint fragrance immediately cleared his mind. Intrigued, Gu Yi decided not to seek Tang Yuehua immediately, after all, he was still unfamiliar with her. He instead chose to observe and listen to the conversations around him, finding this place more normal compared to others places, despite some coarse language.

Others in Moon Pavillion also noticed Gu Yi but assumed he was just another suitor of Madame Yuehua, entranced by her unparalleled beauty and grace.

(End of Chapter)